Movies like Dolphin Tale

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Dolphin Tale (2011)
 6.9
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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: dolphins, friendship, hopes, young heroes, human spirit, animal life, trap, summer, destiny, heroes, mother son relationship, youth, family, friends, family relations, fish, rescue, wounded animal, student, party, hospital, hurricane, beach, diving, competition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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, family relations, friendship, friends, youth, hopes and parents and children mostly in Drama, Family and Sport genres. Some movies like Dolphin Tale: Hachi: A Dog's Tale (2009), Angel Dog (2011), Miracle Dogs Too (2006), Free Willy (1993), Louder Than Words (2013). 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: sentimental, uplifting, touching, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: veterinarian, dolphins, animal life, rescue, friendship, youth, family, family relations, human spirit, hopes, friends, theme park ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ 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, emotional, serious, inspirational ...
Audience: family outing, kids, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: horse, family relations, sport, animal training, horse race, redemption, against the odds, human spirit, parents and children, dream come true, hopes, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: kentucky, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Hachi: A Dog's Tale (2009)
Genre: Biography, 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: touching, emotional, sentimental, heartbreaking, sad ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: dog, friendship, loyalty, friends, pets, loss of friend, animals, life & death, loneliness, death, human animal relationship, animal training ...
Time: contemporary, 1930s
Place: japan, usa, rhode island
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 389
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, emotional, touching, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: pets, human spirit, friendship, starting over, hopes, redemption, dog movie, car accident, mother daughter relationship, dog, loss of wife, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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, kids, pre-teens
Plot: small town, family relations, hopes, parents and children, miraculous event, animal life, human spirit, young heroes, pets, magic, dog, youth ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.0
 69K
Free Willy (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA, France, 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, freedom, animals, killer whale, adventure, social worker, friendship, happy ending, captivity, ocean, animal training, rescue ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, touching, uplifting, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: child illness, parents and children, couples, family problems, human spirit, life is a bitch, hospital, last wish, death of daughter, family relations, dealing with death, family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: sentimental, uplifting, captivating, sincere, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: christmas, family relations, friendship, family life, pets, nursing, coming of age, orphan, wounded animal, farm, rabbit, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: michigan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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, touching, serious, realistic, feel good
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: horse riding, friendship, rescue, best friends, hopes, adventure, young heroes, animal life, family life, parents and children, family relations, coming of age ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s
Place: virginia, usa, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.2
 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, animal life, friendship, young heroes, teenage life, youth, danger, pets, father son relationship ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 80s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.7
 283
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, serious, touching, sentimental
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: follow your dream, friendship, elderly, parents and children, hopes, musician's life, family, family relations, teachers and students, youth, village, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: holland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.1
 647
Snowmen (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Three young friends find adventure and purpose in their attempts to set a Guinness World Record. Set in a wintry mountain town, the unpopular trio pursues fame through a series of schemes and stunts that eventually imperil their own lives. Along the ...
Style: touching, feel good, sentimental, uplifting, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, human spirit, terminal illness, elementary school, youth, ambition, desire for fame, family, against the odds, life is a bitch, social relations, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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, semi serious, feel good, sweet, emotional ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: dog, animal rescue, rescue, pets, family, friendship, hopes, family relations, heroes, adventure, small town life, animal life ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.6
 952
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, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: optimism, friendship, teaching the ways of the world, orphan, young heroes, hopes, small town life, friends, family relations, change of heart, small town, family ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s, 1910s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.8
 544
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, serious, emotional, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: young heroes, family problems, friendship, parents and children, bittersweet, single parent, hopes, family, death in the family, child's point of view, mother daughter relationship, widow ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.6
 560
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, serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: mountain, orphan, family relations, friendship, governess, youth, nanny, hopes, escapades, young heroes, adventure, family ...
Time: 19th century
Place: switzerland, europe, alps, swiss alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 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: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, family relations, haunted by the past, family life, friendship, youth, mysterious character, parents and children, family
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, adventure, odd couple, young heroes, youth, pets, rescue, mischievous children, disorder, adoption ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 7.5
 96
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: friendship, teenage life, family, youth, friends, animal life, young at heart, family relations, horse actor, young girl, horse, human animal relationship ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, girls' night, kids, chick flick, teens
Plot: spelling bee, elementary school, rivalry, self esteem, family relations, african american, human spirit, human nature, hopes, dedicated educator, contests and competitions, single parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, washington d.c., california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: sentimental, touching, sincere, uplifting, semi serious ...
Plot: mentally challenged, friendship, human spirit, optimism, human nature, misfit, parents and children, redemption, family problems, hopes, alcohol abuse, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: kentucky, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: touching, serious, realistic, exciting, feel good ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, family, family relations, village life, parents and children, village, youth, friends, sport team, self confidence, ice hockey
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.4
 533
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: captivating, sincere, feel good, light, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, family relations, family, pets, youth, farm, single parent, coming of age, dog, friends, redemption, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2010
Place: usa, iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Letters to God (2010)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A young boy fighting cancer writes letters to God, touching lives in his neighborhood and inspiring hope among everyone he comes in contact. An unsuspecting substitute postman, with a troubled life of his own, becomes entangled in the boy's ...
Style: uplifting, christian film, sentimental, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: god, hopes, friendship, letter, child illness, terminal illness, redemption, family life, parents and children, family problems, postman, salvation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.6
 165
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, serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: family, contests and competitions, friendship, parents and children, animal life, friends, family relations, pets, father son relationship, child protagonist, elementary school, jealousy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.5
 2K
23 Blast (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When a high school football star is suddenly stricken with irreversible total blindness, he must decide whether to live a safe handicapped life or bravely return to the life he once knew and the sport he still loves.
Style: sentimental, uplifting, serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: family, high school, human spirit, blindness, athlete's life, ambition, disability, life turned upside down, sport, society, hopes, sport team ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, united states, kentucky
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.6
 217
Charlie & Me (2008)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When her beloved grandfather Charlie suddenly falls ill, twelve year-old Casey finds herself making some life or death decisions - and learning to live with the consequences.
Style: feel good, uplifting, serious, realistic, touching ...
Plot: family relations, parents and children, death in the family, self discovery, love and romance, single parent, hopes, elderly, friends, bittersweet, hospital, chess ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: touching, sentimental, realistic, sincere, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: family relations, unemployment, parents and children, family life, hopes, family, bittersweet, family problems, youth, friendship, family gatherings, wish come true ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Moondance Alexander (2007)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The curiously named, Moondance Alexander is a spirited teen living with her eccentric mother. She is faced with another uneventful summer until she discovers a lost pinto pony named Checkers who has jumped out of his paddock. Although Moondance ...
Style: feel good, serious, realistic, sincere
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: horse riding, friendship, human spirit, against the odds, follow your dream, obsessive quest, ambition, young heroes, athlete and trainer, eccentric family, teenage life, animal life ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: touching, feel good, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, interracial relations, friendship, family, racism, discrimination, youth, society, life is a bitch, injustice, friends, black family ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%