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, pre-teens, kids
Plot: friendship, trap, human spirit, hopes, young heroes, animal life, destiny, summer, boy, heroes, mother son relationship, family, youth, rescue, family relations, friends, wounded animal, fish, student, party, teacher, hurricane, beach, diving, swimmer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, realistic, sentimental and serious films with plots about family, friendship, family relations, friends, youth, hopes and parents and children mostly in Drama, Family and Adventure genres. Some movies like Dolphin Tale: Hachi: A Dog's Tale (2009), Angel Dog (2011), The Christmas Bunny (2010), Miracle Dogs Too (2006), Pollyanna (2003). 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: uplifting, semi serious, sentimental, realistic, touching ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: friendship, animal life, family, aquarium, swimming, hopes, youth, race against time, rescue, human spirit, chases and races, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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: friendship, dog, friends, pets, family, loyalty, loneliness, human animal relationship, death, sacrifice, loss of friend, loss of loved one ...
Time: contemporary, 1930s
Place: usa, japan, rhode island
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, sentimental, touching, realistic, uplifting
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: animal rescue, family, young heroes, rescue, adventure, whale, ocean or sea, friendship, theme park, animal life, youth, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, family, human spirit, horse race, redemption, contests and competitions, parents and children, against the odds, hopes, family relations, dream come true ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: kentucky, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: sentimental, serious, emotional, realistic, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: pets, dealing with death, human spirit, family, redemption, friendship, friends, starting over, haunted by the past, hopes, loss of mother, dog ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ 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: serious, touching, gloomy, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: orphan, pets, family, coming of age, friendship, youth, family problems, friends, parents and children, family in crisis, family life, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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: serious, feel good, sentimental, touching
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: small town, family, miraculous event, retirement home, hopes, adventure, youth, family relations, pets, young heroes, human spirit, moral dilemma ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.6
 817
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, sentimental, feel good, uplifting, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: optimism, friendship, teaching the ways of the world, family, orphan, young heroes, small town, family relations, small town life, friends, hopes, change of heart ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1910s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching, feel good
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: friendship, coming of age, best friends, adventure, young heroes, family, animal life, youth, family relations, friends, rescue, parents and children ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s
Place: virginia, usa, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 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: serious, touching, sentimental, realistic
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, teenage life, animal life, family, friends, youth, family relations, young at heart, girl horse relationship, horse actor, horse, human animal relationship
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 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, serious, sentimental, realistic, touching ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: orphan, girl, governess, mountain, friendship, human spirit, family, optimism, family life, adventure, youth, family relations ...
Time: 19th century
Place: switzerland, alps, swiss alps, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: emotional, serious, realistic, uplifting, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: human spirit, child illness, hospital, against the odds, hopes, family relations, life is a bitch, dealing with death, couple relations, parents and children, family in crisis, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 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: semi serious, touching, feel good, realistic
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: christmas, family, mysterious character, friendship, parents and children, haunted by the past, family life, youth, family relations
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ 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: feel good, serious, realistic, touching
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, coming of age, farm, sibling relationship, grandparent grandchild relationship, family, family life, youth, family relations, friends, siblings relations, teenage life ...
Place: argentina, buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: young heroes, family, friendship, rich and poor, teenage life, society, orphan, uncle niece relationship, best friends, family relations, coming of age, youth ...
Time: 1900s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, feel good, humorous, touching, sentimental
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: dog, family, best friends, mischievous children, adventure, odd couple, single parent, young heroes, getting home, rescue, friendship, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.7
 216
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, touching, sentimental, realistic
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: parents and children, friends, family, village, youth, family relations, musician's life, follow your dream, friendship, teachers and students, artists and showbiz, elderly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.8
 525
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: emotional, serious, realistic, sentimental, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: single parent, young heroes, family, dealing with death, friendship, parents and children, death in the family, hopes, youth, family problems, family relations, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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, realistic, feel good, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, interracial relations, racism, family, society, family relations, discrimination, injustice, life is a bitch, friends, youth, single parent ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: sentimental, touching, realistic, emotional, serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, chick flick
Plot: spelling bee, spelling, rivalry, african american, loss of daughter, self esteem, dedicated educator, underdog, urban, contests and competitions, black people, elementary school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, washington d.c., california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: social worker, killer whale, captivity, friendship, family, human animal relationship, adventure, freedom, rescue, animal life, ocean or sea, animals ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
⇓ 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, sentimental, realistic, uplifting, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: starting over, friendship, disability, pets, family, human spirit, optimism, hopes, youth, friends, young heroes, dealing with death ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: uplifting, semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: mentally challenged, friendship, small town, hopes, misfit, friends, human nature, human spirit, redemption, parents and children, alcohol abuse, cause and meaning ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: kentucky, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 6.4
 3K
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: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: dog, rescue, animal actor, family, small town, mischievous children, adoption, young heroes, adventure, friendship, parents and children, youth ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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, sentimental, touching, realistic
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: starting over, friendship, family, farm, parents and children, teenage life, animal life, hopes, youth, family relations, athlete's life, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ 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: feel good, serious, realistic, sentimental, touching
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: unemployment, parents and children, urban, family, wish come true, hopes, family relations, best friends, friendship, family gatherings, family life, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.7
 15K
The Bear (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An orphan bear cub hooks up with an adult male as they try to dodge human hunters.
Style: touching, uplifting, captivating, sentimental, scenic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: wilderness, survival, friendship, adventure, family, animal life, on the run, nature, escapades, youth, rescue, heroic mission ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: canada, british columbia, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 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: serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, touching
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: pets, family, friendship, animal life, contests and competitions, parents and children, ambition, rivalry, youth, family relations, friends, child protagonist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.9
 350
The Climb (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, New Zealand, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Baltimore, 1959. Danny's dad is the only man in the neighborhood who didn't fight in World War II. Danny, who's 12, gets teased and folks make nasty cracks about cowards. An old radio tower on a nearby hill is about to be torn down, ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, uplifting
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, young heroes, human spirit, adventure, small town, parents and children, coming of age, family life, youth, family relations, friends, aging ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.9
 20K
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, touching, emotional, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, destiny, illegitimate son, child illness, coming of age, small town, family relations, buddies, disability, escapades, hopes, partners ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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