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The Trial of Old Drum (2000)
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The Trial of Old Drum (2000)
Genre: Drama, Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Inspired by a true story set in Missouri, "The Trial of Old Drum" tells the story of a valiant golden retriever, Old Drum, an orphan dog that becomes a boy's best friend and is then forced to stand trial for killing a neighbor's sheep.
Style: touching, realistic, light, sentimental, captivating, serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: golden retriever, courtroom drama, family, legal investigation, against the odds, youth, legal action, pets, family relations, legal, rivalry, small town life, dedicated lawyer, righting the wronged, dog, boy, village, heroes, reincarnation, family life, village life, mischievous children, small town, social relations, young heroes ...
Time: 50s, 1950s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, sentimental, realistic and feel good films with plots about family relations, youth, family, friendship, friends, dog and pets mostly in Family, Drama and Adventure genres. Some movies like The Trial of Old Drum: Shiloh (1996), Ace of Hearts (2008), Fly Away Home (1996), Heaven's Door (2012), Saving Shiloh (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Shiloh (1996)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An abused beagle runs away from his owner. On the road, he meets young Marty Preston and follows him home. The boy immediately forms a bond with the dog and names him Shiloh. His stern father won't let him keep the dog because it belongs to ...
Style: touching, semi serious, feel good, sweet, emotional ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: dog, animal rescue, rescue, pets, family, friendship, hopes, disorder, family relations, small town life, adventure, heroes ...
Time: 90s
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Ace of Hearts (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Officer Daniel Harding is a distinguished member of the K-9 police unit. His partner and best friend is Ace, a police dog. When Ace is accused of mauling a suspect, an overzealous DA convinces police authorities that Ace should be euthanized.
Style: serious, sincere, touching, sentimental
Plot: police dog, false accusation, courtroom drama, pets, human animal relationship, police investigation, fighting the system, frame up, family life, family, legal, society ...
Time: contemporary
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Fly Away Home (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Amy is only 13 years old when her mother is killed. She goes to Canada to live with her father, an eccentric inventor whom she barely knows. Amy is miserable in her new life... until she discovers a nest of goose eggs that were abandoned when a ...
Style: uplifting, sentimental, touching, serious, emotional ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing, chick flick, girls' night ...
Plot: goose, rescue, aviation, tragedy, against the odds, family, death in the family, hang glider, bird, inventor, adventure, ecology ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: canada, new zealand
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100%
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Heaven's Door (2012)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Julie Taylor has a problem how to cope with a pending divorce, find meaningful employment, live with her mother's constant advice and raise her two children. In their small rural town it isn't so much what people say as what they believe. ...
Style: uplifting, sincere, captivating, light, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: parents and children, supernatural, family, social relations, family relations, youth, small town, miraculous event, small town life, parallel world, parents separation, religions or cults ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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100%
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Saving Shiloh (2006)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In this third movie about Shiloh, Judd Travers is accused of killing a man he once fought in a bar. Everyone in the town consider Judd to be guilty except Marty Preston, but even him has some doubts. Trying to clear Judd's name Marty and his ...
Style: serious, captivating, touching, sincere, saga
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: dog, small town, friendship, mischievous children, family life, youth, pets, best friends, rescue, animal actor, boy and dog, friends ...
Time: contemporary
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56%
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Andre (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 94 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, pre-teens, family outing, girls' night, teens ...
Plot: friendship, family relations, small town, coming of age, rescue, family, seal the animal, orphan, social relations, disorder, animal life, friends ...
Time: 90s, 60s, year 1962
Place: maine, usa
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54%
Miracle Dogs Too (2006)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Zack, a young boy, finds two cocker spaniels caged in the woods and takes them home. The animals, Sissy and Buddy, have magical healing powers that change the people of a small town.
Style: sentimental, serious, feel good, touching
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: family relations, small town, parents and children, miraculous event, hopes, animal life, human spirit, pets, young heroes, magic, dog, retirement home ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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50%
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Lassie (1994)
Genre: Family, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An update of the Lassie legend stars Thomas Guiry as a troubled city kid whose family retreats to the country, where he befriends the famous collie and changes for the better. Conflict develops when a ruthless sheep rancher causes trouble for ...
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, semi serious, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: dog, boy dog relationship, coming of age, countryside, family, friendship, mischievous children, pets, teenage life, family life, father son relationship, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, virginia, baltimore
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50%
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Benji: Off the Leash! (2004)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Benji and his friends try to save his mother from a puppy mill.
Style: humorous, touching, sentimental, feel good, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: dog, friendship, against the odds, odd couple, adventure, young heroes, disorder, parents and children, fish out of water, adoption, rescue, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
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50%
The Maldonado Miracle (2003)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A story about a small, dying town in need of hope until one day a young boy gives them something to believe in.
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, touching, feel good
Audience: family outing
Plot: miraculous event, small town, family relations, church, family life, human nature, society, clergy, hopes, religions or cults, village, boy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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49%
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: serious, uplifting, realistic, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: killer whale, animal rescue, confined, adventure, friendship, family relations, mischievous children, young heroes, heroes, family, ocean, captivity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south africa, africa, cape town south africa
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49%
When I Find the Ocean (2006)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A little girl leaves home with her pet dog and rabbit to escape abuse and find the ocean in the hopes of feeling closer to her father who has passed away.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere, captivating
Audience: family outing
Plot: civil rights, dog, friendship, family life, estrangement, pets, youth, hopes, wilderness, child's point of view, family relations, mother ...
Time: 60s
Place: alabama, usa
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46%
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Smitty (2012)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: SMITTY is a family film about a rescue dog. When life gets tough for Ben, a friendly paw is all it takes to pull him through. Mischievous thirteen-year-old Ben is sent to his grandfather's farm for the summer, where he crosses paths with a ...
Style: sincere, captivating, light, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, family, family relations, pets, single parent, farm, coming of age, youth, dog, teaching the ways of the world, friends, redemption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2010
Place: usa, iowa
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45%
Call of the Wild (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Self-centered and status-conscious, ten year old Ryann Hale journeys to Montana to visit her down-to-earth grandpa, Bill Hale. Ryann bonds with a wolf-dog, Buck, and schemes to save him from a cruel dogsledder.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, captivating, contemplative
Audience: family outing
Plot: small town, family holiday, young heroes, adventure, friendship, contests and competitions, friends, rivalry, human animal relationship, countryside, grandfather granddaughter relationship, snow ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, montana
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Finding Friends (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: Norway
Duration: 89 min.
Story: This kid has to move to a farm in his summer vacation and don't get to go to Norway Cup as he had planned for. Out on the country there is bad cellphone reception, cow smell and inbreed farmers as far as the eye can see. The family Volvo get ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, captivating
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, pets, save the day, fish out of water, teenage life, youth, family relations, family, escapades, young heroes, coming of age, immigrants ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway
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44%
War of the Buttons (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: UK, France, Japan, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The children of Ballydowse and Carrickdowse engage in battles where they cut of the buttons, shoe-laces and underwear of their captured opponents. This is to get the boys in trouble with their parents. They go to battle in mass groups of dozens, ...
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: rivalry, friendship, adventure, family, coming of age, leadership, mischievous children, youth, heroes, society, social relations, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 60s, 70s
Place: ireland, europe
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43%
A Dog Named Christmas (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A developmentally challenged young man with a penchant for caring for animals in need sets out to convince his family - and their whole rural community - to participate in a local shelter's inaugural "Adopt a Dog for Christmas ...
Style: touching, feel good, sentimental, sincere, captivating ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, adoption, boy dog relationship, dog, pets, family relations, family, animal shelter, animals, mentally challenged, animal life, friendship ...
Time: 50s
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Eskil & Trinidad (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Sweden
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Eskil moves from town to town with his father in Northern Sweden. He misses his mother and sucks at playing hockey, the main activity among the boys his age. Things changes when he meets Trinidad, a mysterious woman who lives outside society ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, feel good, captivating ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, family, family relations, parents and children, village life, father son relationship, adventure, father and son, sport team, friends, village, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, sweden, eastern europe
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43%
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Heidi (2005)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Swiss girl Adelheid 'Heidi' is orphaned young. Aunt Detie brings her to grandpa Alp and his wife, who live isolated in the Alps since his murder charge. Heidi soon takes to the wild country, especially accompanying young goatherd Peter. ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: grandfather granddaughter relationship, adventure, family relations, village, youth, escapades, family life, misfit, mischievous children, orphan, family, village life ...
Place: alps, switzerland, europe, swiss alps, germany
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43%
An American Girl: Saige Paints the Sky (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Meet nine-year old Saige, a talented artist with a passion for horses, in this modern-day story about finding your voice! Saige is excited about the new school year, until she discovers that art-her favorite class-has been cut. On top of that, her ...
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, captivating, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: family, youth, family relations, school, friendship, balloon, art, horse, friends, female protagonist, teenage girl, singing
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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42%
Disney's Air Bud (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A young boy and a talented stray dog with an amazing basketball playing ability become instant friends. Rebounding from his father's accidental death, 12-year-old Josh Framm moves with his family to the small town of Fernfield, Washington. The ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, inspirational, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: golden retriever, dog, friendship, basketball, dog actor, pets, contests and competitions, young heroes, human spirit, small town, underdog, mischievous children ...
Time: 90s
Place: washington d.c., usa, washington state, new jersey
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39%
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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, young heroes, friendship, youth, teenage life, pets, father son relationship, ocean, animal life ...
Time: 60s, 80s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Christmas Bunny (2010)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The Christmas Bunny tells the story of a lonely foster child (Sophie Bolen) who finds a lost, injured rabbit in the woods on Christmas Eve. The rabbit is nursed back to health by The Bunny Lady (Florence Henderson), who runs a rabbit rescue in an ...
Style: uplifting, sentimental, captivating, sincere, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: christmas, friendship, family relations, family life, nursing, pets, coming of age, orphan, farm, rabbit, parents and children, family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: michigan, usa
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39%
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Eight Below (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In the Antarctic, after an expedition with Dr. Davis McClaren, the sled dog trainer Jerry Shepherd has to leave the polar base with his colleagues due to the proximity of a heavy snow storm. He ties his dogs to be rescued after, but the mission is ...
Style: sentimental, touching, breathtaking, captivating, tense ...
Audience: family outing, kids, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: dog, survival, rescue, expedition, dog sled, adventure, pilot, pets, wilderness, snow, husky dog, scientist ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: antarctica, new zealand, pasadena california, oregon, washington d.c. ...
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39%
Hildegarde, a Duck Down Under (2001)
Genre: Family, Adventure
Country: Australia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A family's adventure to save one of their own - their beloved pet duck.
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, feel good
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family relations, young heroes, adventure, heroes, rescue, family life, youth, pets, brother brother relationship, smuggling, kidnapping, single parent ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Perfect Game (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Canada, USA, Mexico
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Based on a true story, a group of boys from Monterrey, Mexico who become the first non-U.S. team to win the Little League World Series.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, disturbing, sentimental
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: against the odds, sport, ambition, rise to the top, baseball, youth, rivalry, young heroes, contests and competitions, hopes, underdog, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1957
Place: mexico
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38%
The Biscuit Eater (1972)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Nothing warms the heart like the story of a boy and his dog. Lonnie (Johnny Whitaker) and Text (George Spell) are two friends determined, against all odds, to turn a misfit hound into a hero. Tennessee farmer and dog trainer Harve McNeil (Earl ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, touching, humorous
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, family relations, interracial relations, boy and dog, dog, heroes, young heroes, family, coming of age, getting home, hopes, rivalry ...
Time: 70s
Place: tennessee, georgia, usa
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38%
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Finn (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Nine year old Finn lives with his father in a small town. Together with his best friend Erik he plays football, but he prefers to play music. His dad wants him to play football, just like every other kid his age. Finn does not understand why, but ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, touching
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family, friendship, youth, father figure, follow your dream, parents and children, family relations, hopes, elderly, teachers and students, musician's life, village ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, holland
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38%
Midnight Stallion (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Fifteen year old Megan Shephard and her parents will do anything to save their struggling farm. When they discover a wild stallion in a nearby forest they begin to wonder if this could be the answer to their prayers.
Style: feel good, captivating, light, sincere, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family, contests and competitions, family business, horse riding, family relations, social relations, against the odds, human spirit, farm, ambition, youth, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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37%
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Virginia's Run (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A teenage girl, trying to come to grips with the death of her mother in a horse-riding accident, nurtures the foal of her mother's horse.
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, touching
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: against the odds, teenage life, mischievous children, follow your dream, ambition, athlete and trainer, family life, teaching the ways of the world, rehabilitation, hopes, youth, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: virginia, usa
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37%