Movies like Running Free

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Running Free (1999)
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Running Free (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, History, War
Country: USA, France, South Africa
Duration: 81 min.
Story: The tale of the extraordinary life and times of Lucky, a horse that was born in captivity but achieves his dream of running free with the help of a stableboy.
Style: sentimental, touching, uplifting, serious, realistic, wild, feel good
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: horse, friendship, survival, desert, adventurer, danger, teaching the ways of the world, orphan, companion, human animal relationship, animal life, adventure, ship, family, heroes, friends, family relations, family life, adoption, chase, fall in love, escapades, escape, animals, mining ...
Place: africa

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Most similar movies to Running Free

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, feel good, realistic and sentimental films with plots about family, friendship, family relations, friends, youth, escapades and adventure mostly in Family, Adventure and Drama genres. Some movies like Running Free: The Young Black Stallion (2003), The Black Stallion (1979), Silver Wolf (1999), Free Willy (1993), War Horse (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Young Black Stallion (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
Story: When courageous young Neera becomes separated from her family in the desert, she chances upon a wild colt. Together they find friendship, trust, and their way back home only to discover her family is about to lose everything!
Style: touching, serious, realistic
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: horse, desert, girl horse relationship, friendship, human animal relationship, black horse, survival, rescue, young heroes, orphan, mischievous children, danger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Black Stallion (1979)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: While traveling with his father, young Alec becomes fascinated by a mysterious Arabian stallion that is brought on board and stabled in the ship he is sailing on. When it tragically sinks both he and the horse survive only to be stranded on a ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, uplifting, exciting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: horse, rescue, survival, friendship, family relations, horse race, poker, barn, training, shipwreck, island, adventure ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 6.1
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Silver Wolf (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A ranger (Michael Biehn) and his 16 year old nephew (Shane Meier) struggle to save a wolf from a rancher (Roy Scheider), who is out to kill it.
Style: sentimental, uplifting, feel good, touching, serious ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: wolf, survival, snowboarding, death of father, friendship, human spirit, teenage life, adventure, danger, daring rescue, pets, wilderness ...
Time: 90s
Place: british columbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Free Willy: Escape from Pirate's Cove (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: After young Kirra (Bindi Irwin) leaves her Australian home to summer with her grandfather (Beau Bridges) in South Africa, she soon discovers a baby orca stranded in the lagoon near her grandfather’s rundown seaside amusement park. She names the ...
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: killer whale, animal rescue, friendship, confined, adventure, family relations, ocean, captivity, reunion, ocean or sea, heroes, young heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south africa, africa, cape town south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 6.0
 71K
Free Willy (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When maladjusted orphan Jesse vandalizes a theme park, he is placed with foster parents and must work at the park to make amends. There he meets Willy, a young Orca whale who has been separated from his family. Sensing kinship, they form a bond and, ...
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, uplifting, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: human animal relationship, animals, killer whale, freedom, adventure, social worker, animal life, unlikely friendships, friendship, captivity, ocean, ocean or sea ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: portland oregon, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 7.2
 150K
War Horse (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, India
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Follows a young man named Albert and his horse, Joey, and how their bond is broken when Joey is sold to the cavalry and sent to the trenches of World War One. Despite being too young to enlist, Albert heads to France to save his friend.
Style: emotional, touching, uplifting, epic, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: horse, world war one, war, battles, friendship, animals, animal training, german, hopes, danger, human spirit, french ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1914, year 1918
Place: england, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Courage Mountain (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, War
Country: USA, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In this version of "Heidi," a young Swiss girl is sent off to boarding school at the beginning of World War I.
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, serious
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: school, boarding school, orphan, survival, teenage life, adventure, danger, adoption, family life, fish out of water, wilderness, world war one ...
Time: 1910s, year 1915
Place: switzerland, italy, europe, swiss alps, alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Adventures of Greyfriars Bobby (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Family, History
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: This is the true story of a little dog that refused to leave his master's graveside in Edinburgh. The dog visited the grave for years.
Style: feel good, touching, serious, realistic
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: pets, dog, escapades, family life, friendship, family relations, rescue, danger, animal life, friends, family, youth ...
Time: 19th century
Place: scotland, europe, edinburgh scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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The Incredible Journey (1963)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The story of three pets, a cat and two dogs, who lose their owners when they are all on vacation. Can they find their way home?
Style: touching, realistic, serious, uplifting, exciting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, teens, girls' night
Plot: dog, wilderness, adventure, cat, family, friendship, survival, on the road, hopes, getting home, escapades, danger ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Napoleon and Samantha (1972)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Two young children, who, rather than part with an old pet lion who was once a circus performer, go on a perilous mountain trek to stay with a recluse friend.
Style: semi serious, feel good, touching, emotional
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: family relations, youth, getting home, orphan, adventure, aging, on the run, hopes, pets, family, heroes, danger ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Black Stallion Returns (1983)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: "Black" is a stunning fire-and-silk stallion celebrated the world over. But to his young American owner, Alec Ramsay (Kelly Reno), he's much more. So, when the amazing animal is stolen, Alec will stop at nothing to get him back. Alec ...
Style: humorous, tense, semi serious, unusual plot structure, melancholic ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids, teens
Plot: horse, desert, friendship, kidnapping, adventure, family, heroic mission, parents and children, teaching the ways of the world, youth, pets, daring rescue ...
Place: morocco, africa, new york, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
A Far Off Place (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Thrown together under incredible circumstances, two strangers must discover courage and strength when they begin a journey across the treacherous African desert! Equipped only with their wits and the expertise of a native bushman who befriends them, ...
Style: touching, exciting, scenic, inspirational, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, kids
Plot: desert, survival, friendship, teenage life, adventure, on the run, rescue, youth, danger, gang, chase, poacher ...
Time: 90s
Place: africa, alaska, australia, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.6
 978
Pollyanna (2003)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Pollyanna Whittier goes to live with her wealthy but bitter aunt after the tragic death of her father. Pollyanna shares a game her father taught her -- the 'Glad Game' -- in which everyone can find a silver lining in even the darkest ...
Style: feel good, touching, uplifting, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: optimism, friendship, teaching the ways of the world, orphan, small town life, young heroes, hopes, small town, countryside, friends, family relations, change of heart ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s, 1910s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.6
 567
Heidi (1968)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA, West Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Heidi is an orphaned girl initially raised by her aunt Dete in Maienfeld, Switzerland. In order to get a job in Frankfurt, Dete brings 5-year-old Heidi to her grandfather, who has been at odds with the villagers for years and lives in seclusion on ...
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, uplifting, realistic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: mountain, orphan, family relations, friendship, governess, young heroes, youth, hopes, optimism, friends, disability, adventure ...
Time: 19th century
Place: switzerland, europe, alps, swiss alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.2
 6K
Born Free (1966)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Born Free (1966) is an Open Road Films Ltd./Columbia Pictures feature film starring Virginia McKenna and Bill Travers as Joy and George Adamson, a real-life couple who raised an orphaned lion cub to adulthood, and released her into the wilds of ...
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, emotional, uplifting ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids, girls' night
Plot: lion, rifle, animal rights, lion cub, wildlife, friends, pets, survival, family, adventure, friendship, adoption ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: kenya, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.7
 6K
Andre (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The true story of how a marine seal named Andre befriended a little girl and her family, circa 1962.
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night, teens ...
Plot: friendship, family relations, coming of age, rescue, small town, family, orphan, disorder, social relations, best friends, getting home, heroes ...
Time: 90s, 60s, 1960s, year 1962
Place: usa, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.6
 9K
Black Beauty (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The fates of horses, and the people who own and command them, are revealed as Black Beauty narrates the circle of his life.
Style: touching, sentimental, captivating, sweet, melancholic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: horse, pets, adventure, friendship, family, hopes, getting home, human animal relationship, farm, animal rights, horse actor, compassion ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1870s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Dolphin Tale 2 (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The team of people who saved Winter's life reassemble in the wake of her surrogate mother's passing in order to find her a companion so she can remain at the Clearwater Marine Hospital.
Style: sentimental, uplifting, touching, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: veterinarian, animal life, dolphins, rescue, friendship, youth, family, family relations, human spirit, hopes, friends, theme park ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 7.4
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Danny (1977)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young girl's special love for a horse helps them both.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sentimental
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, teenage life, family, youth, friends, animal life, family relations, young at heart, young girl, horse, horse actor, girl horse relationship ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.9
 1K
Wolf Summer (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: Norway
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The young Norwegian girl Kim almost gets killed after falling from a hillside. She finds shelter and stumbles upon the territory of a wolf and her puppy. She barricades herself, but as time passes she finds the wolf less and less frightening. When ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: rescue, friendship, adventure, parents and children, escapades, family, danger, female protagonist, wolf, strong female character, nature, courage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.1
 2K
Flipper (1963)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Many kids might say their best friend is a puppy or a pony. But for 12-year-old Sandy, the most special pet of all is the exuberant dolphin he rescues and who returns the favor by rescuing Sandy from sharks.The dolphin named Flipper first swam into ...
Style: touching, feel good, exciting, melancholic, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: dolphins, adventure, healing power, family, friendship, young heroes, youth, danger, teenage life, pets, father son relationship, ocean ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 80s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Far from Home: The Adventures of Yellow Dog (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Teenager Angus adopts a stray dog and names him Yellow. Several days later, while travelling along the coast of British Columbia with Angus's father, John, the boy and dog become stranded when turbulent waters capsize their boat. Angus's ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, exciting, serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: boy dog relationship, survival, wilderness, adventure, pets, friendship, dog, teenage life, young heroes, danger, youth, parents and children ...
Place: canada, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Cowgirls 'n Angels (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A group of rodeo trick-riders recruits a young girl to join them.
Style: serious, sentimental, feel good, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: horse, direction and purpose, self discovery, friendship, youth, hopes, family relations, parents and children, cowgirl, rodeo, search for father, girl ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Free Willy 3: The Rescue (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Willy the whale is back, this time threatened by illegal whalers making money off sushi. Jesse, now 16, has taken a job on an orca-researching ship, along with old friend Randolph and a sarcastic scientist, Drew. On the whaler's ship is captain ...
Style: realistic, touching, humorous, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: killer whale, friends, friendship, whale, adventure, ocean, rescue, danger, black market, ocean or sea, hunting, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.5
 277
Misty (1961)
Genre: Family, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Every year the Chincoteague fire department rounds up the wild ponies of Assateague Island and holds an auction to thin out the herd. The young children set out to raise enough money in hopes that the Phantom will be caught in this years round up. ...
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, realistic, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: island, family relations, horse, horse riding, family in danger, americana, teenage life, teaching the ways of the world, fall in love, siblings relations, legends and myths, animal life ...
Place: virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Adventures of the Wilderness Family (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story of a modern family bored with the hassles of the city life in Los Angeles. They head for the wilderness never to return.
Style: touching, feel good, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: wilderness, bear, mountain, family relations, nature, family, danger, daring rescue, escapades, adventure, animal life, siblings relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.1
 8K
Flicka (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A headstrong 16 year old Katy McLaughlin desires to work on her family's mountainside horse ranch, although her father insists she finish boarding school. Katy finds a mustang in the hills near her ranch. Katy then sets her mind to tame a ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, touching, road movie, talky ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens, girls' night
Plot: horse, cowboy, family relations, family, family life, parents and children, self discovery, hopes, love and romance, farm, animal life, introspection ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, wyoming
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Lassie Come Home (2020)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Remake of 1943 movie based on Eric Knight's book, "Lassie Come Home"
Style: captivating, light, humorous, suspense, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: animal life, pet dog, boy dog relationship, pets, dog actor, escape, journey, dog, dog movie, north sea, animals, honesty ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.1
 17K
Free Willy 2 (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: France, USA, Luxembourg
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Jesse becomes reunited with Willy three years after the whale's jump to freedom as the teenager tries to rescue the killer whale and other orcas from an oil spill.
Style: touching, sentimental, sweet, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, teens, girls' night
Plot: killer whale, friendship, whale, family, adventure, daring rescue, rescue, family relations, friend, ocean, island, teenage love ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Charlie, the Lonesome Cougar (1967)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: A heartwarming Disney classic in which a cougar, who was rescued as a cub and raised by a group of loggers in the Pacific Northwest, reverts back to his natural instincts, leading to hilarious (and dangerous) consequences.
Style: feel good, semi serious, touching, entertaining, humorous ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, wilderness, cougar, pets, orphan, adventure, family, social differences, adoption, moral dilemma, danger, mischievous children ...
Time: 60s
Place: washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%