Movies like Finding Friends

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Finding Friends (2005)
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Finding Friends (2005)
Original name: Venner for livet
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 stolen and the foreigners in the small town automatically gets blamed. From there is a chase to discover what truly happened...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, captivating
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, pets, teenage life, fish out of water, save the day, youth, family, family relations, escapades, young heroes, coming of age, immigrants, farm, friends, chase, river, childhood, dog, boy, car theft, bull, girl, pig, chases and races, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway

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Most similar movies to Finding Friends

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, serious and captivating films with plots about friendship, youth, friends, family relations, family, coming of age and escapades mostly in Drama, Family and Adventure genres. Some movies like Finding Friends: Smitty (2012), Wolf Summer (2003), Call of the Wild (2009), The Christmas Bunny (2010), Flipper (1963). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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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95%
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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: serious, sincere, touching, realistic
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: rescue, friendship, parents and children, adventure, family, escapades, female protagonist, strong female character, wolf, courage, nature, saving a life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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 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, young heroes, friendship, youth, teenage life, pets, father son relationship, ocean, animal life ...
Time: 60s, 80s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
K-9 Adventures: Legend of the Lost Gold (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Kassie and her friends stumble across an old, broken pocket watch they begin an unexpected journey to unlock the secret of the legendary Garrison Gold. They'll have to solve riddles and follow clues to find the lost treasure. With the help ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, feel good, captivating, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, treasure hunt, escapades, best friends, young heroes, pets, youth, journey, friendship, rivalry, friends, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 5.5
 533
Buffalo Dreams (2005)
Genre: Family
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Josh Townsend finds himself living in New Mexico after his father's new job requires the family to move from their home in Utah. While acclimating to his new surroundings, Josh becomes involved with a group of teens attempting to preserve the ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, touching
Audience: pre-teens, kids
Plot: friendship, young heroes, teenage life, escapades, youth, parents and children, fish out of water, family relations, interracial friendship, mute, native american reservation, mockery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new mexico, utah, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.6
 27K
Max (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, War
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A dog that helped soldiers in Afghanistan returns to the U.S. and is adopted by his handler's family after suffering a traumatic experience.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, emotional, twists and turns ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: dog, youth, teenage life, adventure, friendship, pets, escapades, betrayal, rescue, family, police investigation, family bonds ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, afghanistan, texas, iraq, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.9
 243
Karla & Jonas (2010)
Genre: Family
Country: Denmark
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Karla met Jonas during a summer vacation at the lake. After being unable to stop thinking about him and their kiss she phones him, making up a school assignment about children living in an orphanage, which is precisely where Jonas lives.
Style: sentimental, feel good, light, captivating, sincere ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, teenage love, teenage life, youth, family relations, on the road, orphan, coming of age, friends, parents and children, track down, obsessive quest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.8
 241
Misa mi (2003)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Sweden
Duration: 80 min.
Story: When her mother died, 10 year old girl Misa's world stopped. And when her father, along with her new girlfriend, wants to spend the summer in the Swedish province Skåne she refuses to come with them. Misa's father reluctantly agrees that ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, sincere
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: wilderness, wolf, friendship, fish out of water, youth, family, forest, remarry, village, girl, nature, hunting ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: realistic, serious, feel good, sentimental
Audience: family outing
Plot: horse, rodeo, direction and purpose, friendship, self discovery, youth, hopes, parents and children, family relations, cowgirl, search for father, missing father ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas, oklahoma, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.4
 634
Vegas (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 110 min.
Story: You don't choose your family. You choose your friends. Vegas is the story of Thomas, Marianne and Terje - three teenagers with nowhere to go.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: friendship, family relations, coming of age, life is a bitch, young heroes, youth, social misfits, teenage boy, teenage girl, child abuse, unlikely partners, obsessive quest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
We Can Be Heroes! (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Sweden
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Two kids - about 11 years old - Marcello and Fatima, meet and like each other very much. Both have dreams and problems. Marcello wants to fly but feels like an absolutely useless human being, Fatima wants to play soccer - which is not acceptable for ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, captivating, contemplative
Plot: friends, family relations, friendship, family, youth, parents and children, children, strong female character, hopes, bullying, soccer, boys' choir ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Someone to Run With (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Through the streets of Jerusalem two teenagers' stories will unite to tell the summer adventure of their lives. Tamar is an amazingly talented but very quiet and insecure girl, who leaves behind her home and all she knows, changing herself ...
Style: realistic, serious, uplifting, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: adventure, friendship, escapades, youth, self discovery, teenage life, hopes, coming of age, track down, crimes, missing person, nun ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
A Christmoose Story (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: Netherlands, Sweden
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Based on the best-selling novel, A CHRISTMOOSE STORY brings to life the tale of an unlikely friendship between a young boy and a large, talking moose. Young Max has low expectations for his first Christmas after his parents’ divorce, when suddenly ...
Style: feel good, captivating, entertaining, light, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: christmas, save the day, friendship, adventure, escapades, disorder, friends, family, talking animals, gift, boy, santa claus ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Storm Rider (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Spoiled 18-yr-old Dani Fielding's world is turned upside down when her father gets arrested for securities fraud, and she has to leave her upscale life in the city to stay with her gruff Uncle Sam out in the country. As Dani and her uncle ...
Style: touching, realistic, captivating, thought provoking, light ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: farm, family relations, youth, friends, orphan, coming of age, life turned upside down, horse, self discovery, friendship, couples, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: serious, touching, realistic
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: horse, desert, black horse, girl horse relationship, friendship, human animal relationship, rescue, survival, young heroes, family relations, mischievous children, orphan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.7
 187
Storm (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Denmark
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Drengen Freddie elsker hunde og hader hundemishandlere. Så da han ser en mand på gaden være rigtig modbydelig mod sin hund, tager han affære og kidnapper hunden, som han giver navnet Storm. Freddie gemmer Storm på sit værelse, for hans far vil ...
Style: serious, feel good, touching, realistic, humorous
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: parents and children, friendship, contests and competitions, family, friends, animal life, family relations, pets, father son relationship, dog, jealousy, elementary school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Big Red (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Wealthy sportsman James Haggin (Walter Pidgeon) lives on a Quebec estate called Wintapi. Émile Fornet (Émile Genest), handler of Haggin's hunting dogs, and Émile's wife Therese (Janette Bertrand), Haggin's cook and housekeeper, ...
Style: serious, touching, feel good, sentimental
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, friendship, animal training, family life, youth, adventure, coming of age, family, pets, save the day, family relations, friends ...
Time: 60s
Place: canada, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: serious, feel good, touching, realistic
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: pets, dog, escapades, family relations, friendship, family life, rescue, animal life, friends, family, youth, police dog ...
Time: 19th century
Place: scotland, europe, edinburgh scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Summer of the Colt (1989)
Genre: Family, Drama
Country: Argentina, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This award-winning film by André Melançon -- set on a ranch on the pampas of Argentina -- tells the story of three children spending a summer with their grandfather. The youngest, Felipe, makes friends with a puppy; his older brother, Daniel, ...
Style: serious, realistic, feel good, touching
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: family relations, friendship, animal life, friends, farm, hopes, youth, coming of age, family, teenage life, family life, siblings relations ...
Place: argentina, buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Little Big Girl (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 93 min.
Story: While out and about tending to his herd, young shepherd Larus meets a mysterious little girl named Tinke. Quickly realizing that the girl is alone, Larus brings Tinke some food and slowly builds a friendship with her. Tinke, whose parents died ...
Style: captivating, touching, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, family relations, hopes, friendship, friends, coming of age, destiny, human nature, grandmother granddaughter relationship, girl, children, society ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Tomorrow Will Be Better (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Three Russian street kids, who live on their wits in a train station, take off to the countryside hoping to make it across the border to a better life in Poland. They are alternately looking for tenderness and pushing it away because they sense that ...
Style: serious, uplifting, realistic, atmospheric, sentimental ...
Plot: boy, leaving home, friendship, youth, young heroes, self discovery, obsessive quest, on the road, optimism, starting over, hopes, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland, russia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.0
 592
Beautiful Wave (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In Santa Cruz for the summer, a young woman discovers the sport of surfing -- and a family secret as well.
Style: sentimental, psychological, captivating, sincere, serious ...
Plot: surfing, coming of age, self discovery, adventure, youth, escapades, teenage life, society, friendship, on the road, drugs/alcohol
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 ...
Style: touching, realistic, light, sentimental, captivating ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: golden retriever, courtroom drama, family, against the odds, legal investigation, righting the wronged, family relations, small town life, dedicated lawyer, legal, pets, youth ...
Time: 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%