Movies like Dolphin Tale

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Dolphin Tale (2011)
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Dolphin Tale (2011)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A story centered on the friendship between a boy and a dolphin whose tail was lost in a crab trap.
Style: uplifting, sentimental, touching, realistic, serious
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, hopes, young heroes, human spirit, animal life, trap, summer, boy, destiny, heroes, mother son relationship, youth, family, friends, family relations, fish, rescue, wounded animal, student, party, teacher, hurricane, beach, diving, swimmer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa

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Most similar movies to Dolphin Tale

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, realistic, sentimental and serious films with plots about family, friendship, friends, family relations, youth, hopes and parents and children mostly in Drama, Family and Adventure genres. Some movies like Dolphin Tale: Hachi: A Dog's Tale (2009), An American Girl Adventure (2005), The Christmas Bunny (2010), Miracle Dogs Too (2006), Angel Dog (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: realistic, semi serious, serious, humorous, uplifting ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: danger, race against time, chases and races, escapades, hopes, family, rescue, human spirit, animal life, youth, theme park, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Hachi: A Dog's Tale (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A drama based on the true story of a college professor's bond with the abandoned dog he takes into his home.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, sad, heartbreaking ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: dog, friendship, friends, loyalty, family, death, pets, loneliness, human animal relationship, loss of friend, loss of loved one, loss of family member ...
Time: contemporary, 1930s
Place: usa, japan, rhode island
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
An American Girl Adventure (2005)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Pre-American Revolution Virginian girl whose love for the outdoors leads to the friendship of a lifetime. Felicity loves horses, and though her parents plead with her to remain indoors, she years to ride the open plains. When Felicity comes into ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic, feel good
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: friendship, rescue, hopes, best friends, family life, animal life, young heroes, parents and children, coming of age, horse riding, compassion, female protagonist ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s
Place: virginia, usa, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story (2005)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Ben Crane believes that a severely injured racehorse deserves another chance. He and his daughter Cale adopt the horse (in fact is a mare)and save it of being sacrificed by the owner.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, inspirational, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, kids, chick flick
Plot: horse, sport, redemption, hopes, parents and children, dream come true, human spirit, against the odds, family relations, horse race, contests and competitions, one more chance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: kentucky, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: sentimental, touching, realistic, serious, uplifting
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: animal rescue, family, young heroes, mischievous children, reunion, youth, danger, animal life, heroes, confined, adventure, captivity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south africa, africa, cape town south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, serious, sentimental, gloomy, touching ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: youth, coming of age, friendship, family problems, pets, family life, nursing, family relations, friends, wounded animal, orphan, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: michigan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: feel good, sentimental, touching, serious
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: small town, miraculous event, young heroes, imaginary, parents and children, family, hopes, adventure, escapades, moral dilemma, family relations, friends ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 345
Angel Dog (2011)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This heart warming film is about a dog named Cooper who is the lone survivor of a terrible car accident. Jake, a family patriarch, loses his wife and children in the accident. Not being a dog person, Jake is angry and resentful toward the dog for ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, serious, emotional, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: pets, haunted by the past, redemption, friends, friendship, dealing with death, family, hopes, starting over, human spirit, cat, dog movie ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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: touching, feel good, uplifting, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: optimism, friendship, teaching the ways of the world, orphan, small town life, friends, small town, young heroes, family relations, hopes, change of heart, family ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s, 1910s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.6
 512
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: feel good, sentimental, touching, realistic, serious ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: orphan, friendship, governess, mountain, girl, nanny, youth, human spirit, family life, family relations, friends, disability ...
Time: 19th century
Place: switzerland, swiss alps, alps, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.5
 87
Danny (1977)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young girl's special love for a horse helps them both.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sentimental
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: animal life, teenage life, family, youth, friendship, young at heart, friends, family relations, horse actor, horse, human animal relationship, girl horse relationship
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.9
 2K
Angels Sing (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: As a child, Michael Walker wished every day could be Christmas. That is, until a tragic accident crushed his holiday spirit. Thirty years later, Michael still can't muster any joy for the holidays, despite encouragement from his playful wife ...
Style: touching, feel good, semi serious, realistic
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: christmas, friendship, family relations, haunted by the past, youth, family life, parents and children, family, mysterious character
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: semi serious, humorous, sentimental, feel good, touching
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: dog, parents and children, mischievous children, adventure, youth, single parent, best friends, getting home, young heroes, hopes, family, fish out of water ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Akeelah and the Bee (2006)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Eleven year-old Akeelah Anderson's life is not easy: her father is dead, her mom ignores her, her brother runs with the local gangbangers. She's smart, but her environment threatens to strangle her aspirations. Responding to a threat by ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, uplifting, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, chick flick
Plot: spelling bee, rivalry, self esteem, african american, human nature, human spirit, hopes, teachers and students, single parent, self discovery, elementary school, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, washington d.c., california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: realistic, serious, feel good, touching
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: friendship, animal life, teenage life, family life, hopes, siblings relations, family, farm, youth, coming of age, family relations, friends ...
Place: argentina, buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.4
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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, feel good, semi serious, sweet, romantic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: dog, rescue, family, animal actor, adoption, pets, friendship, friends, family relations, small town, small town life, disorder ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Sweetest Gift (1998)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two neighboring families in Florida, one black and one white, struggle with the problems of race, poverty, prejudice, and absent fathers, as their children become friends over the course of one summer and fall.
Style: serious, emotional, feel good, touching, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, family, interracial relations, life is a bitch, society, youth, family relations, friends, racism, injustice, discrimination, single mother ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Louder Than Words (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After the unexpected death of their daughter, a couple work to build a state of the art children's hospital where families are welcomed into the healing process.
Style: serious, emotional, uplifting, realistic, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: hospital, against the odds, life is a bitch, couple relations, dealing with death, parents and children, hopes, child illness, family in crisis, couples, human spirit, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Mermaid (2000)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Four year old Desi learns to accept the death of her father by sending him a letter on a balloon to which she receives a reply. Based on a true story.
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: single parent, youth, friendship, family relations, friends, hopes, dealing with death, parents and children, family, young heroes, death in the family, family problems ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.9
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Free Willy (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA, France
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, uplifting, feel good, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: human animal relationship, social worker, killer whale, friendship, captivity, freedom, adventure, animal life, rescue, ocean or sea, happy ending, family ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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: realistic, semi serious, humorous, exciting, feel good ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: pets, hurricane, family, adventure, teenage life, opposites attract, youth, danger, young heroes, escapades, heroes, animal life ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 80s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.5
 277
Second Chances (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A little girl's physical and emotional reawakening after an accident claims her father and her spirit.
Style: serious, touching, sentimental, realistic, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: disability, friendship, starting over, dealing with death, hopes, family, young heroes, youth, pets, human spirit, misfit, optimism ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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: realistic, touching, sentimental, serious
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: friendship, elderly, power relations, friends, family relations, musician's life, youth, village, hopes, follow your dream, parents and children, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 6.9
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Simon Birch (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Simon Birch tells the story of Joe and Simon's heart-warming journey of friendship. Simon Birch was born with a condition that makes him much smaller than all the other kids in town. Now, due to his condition, Simon thinks God made him this way ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, humorous, inspirational ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, destiny, family relations, illegitimate son, buddies, obsessive quest, hopes, family problems, child illness, coming of age, life philosophy, happy ending ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 1950s
Place: maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Where Hope Grows (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Calvin Campbell is a former professional baseball player sent to an early retirement due to his panic attacks at the plate. Even though he had all the talent for the big leagues, he struggles with the curveballs life has thrown him. Today, he ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, sincere, uplifting ...
Plot: cause and meaning, hopes, unfulfillment, parents and children, redemption, small town, optimism, human nature, alcohol abuse, friends, family relations, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, kentucky
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
An American Girl Holiday (2004)
Genre: Family, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Kindhearted Samantha Parkington's world starts to change the day Nellie O'Malley walks into her life. Nellie, her father, and her two little sisters have moved in next door to be servants for the Ryland family. Though they come from ...
Style: touching, feel good, sweet, inspirational, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: orphan, friendship, young heroes, uncle niece relationship, rich and poor, teenage life, family, family relations, best friends, society, social differences, friends ...
Time: 1900s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.4
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A Fine Step (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A Fine Step is an uplifting family drama centering on Cal Masterson (Luke Perry, Beverly Hills 90210) an award winning horseman whose relationship with his beloved horse Fandango allows him to achieve multiple championship wins. However tragedy ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sentimental
Audience: pre-teens, teens
Plot: animal life, teenage life, rivalry, friendship, youth, farm, family relations, friends, starting over, ambition, athlete and trainer, athlete's life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.7
 142
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: touching, feel good, humorous, serious, realistic
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: friends, family relations, youth, animal life, pets, ambition, family, contests and competitions, parents and children, friendship, rivalry, 12 year old ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Booky & the Secret Santa (2007)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Booky does everything she can to make an enjoyable Christmas, for her family, during the depression as her father is out of work.
Style: realistic, serious, feel good, touching, sentimental
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: unemployment, friendship, family, parents and children, family gatherings, hopes, wish come true, family problems, family life, friends, family relations, snobbism ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Born to Fight (2011)
Genre: Action, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Steve Austin is Dan Barnes, a former heavyweight boxer who hangs up his gloves to escape his violent lifestyle. Dans life is quickly turned upside down when the resident boxing champion makes his presence felt by dominating all opponents who stand ...
Style: sincere, serious, uplifting, realistic, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: teachers and students, human spirit, underdog, school, friendship, rivalry, coming of age, teaching the ways of the world, boxing, high school, janitor, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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