Movies like The Magic of Lassie

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The Magic of Lassie (1978)
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The Magic of Lassie (1978)
Genre: Drama, Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Lassie is claimed from his family by a "former owner" and then braves a cross country trip to rejoin the ones that love her.
Style: touching, feel good, realistic, semi serious
Audience: family outing, preschoolers
Plot: family relations, adventure, best friends, friendship, family, heroes, friends, pets, family life, hopes, getting home, animal life, rescue, reunion, dog, on the road, wrestler, escape, dog actor
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, colorado

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Most similar movies to The Magic of Lassie

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out feel good, touching, semi serious and humorous films with plots about family, friends, family relations, friendship, animal life, pets and dog mostly in Family, Drama and Adventure genres. Some movies like The Magic of Lassie: Benji: Off the Leash! (2004), Rascal (1969), The Biscuit Eater (1972), Shiloh (1996), Where the Red Fern Grows (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, adventure, odd couple, young heroes, friendship, against the odds, adoption, fish out of water, parents and children, disorder, mischievous children, pets ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
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95%
 6.5
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Rascal (1969)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A comedy filled with tenderness as a baby raccoon snuggles his way into the life of a lonely boy. He becomes the boy's only companion during his father's frequent absences. Because of Rascal, both father and son realize their ...
Style: touching, humorous, sentimental, feel good, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: family relations, child as adult, school, parents and children, fish out of water, adoption, family life, friendship, disorder, friends, animal life, getting home ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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, touching, feel good, humorous
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, interracial relations, family relations, dog, teaching the ways of the world, pets, heroes, ambition, contests and competitions, adventure, animal life, friends ...
Time: 70s
Place: georgia, usa, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 6.3
 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, rescue, animal rescue, pets, family, friendship, hopes, adventure, heroes, small town life, family relations, disorder ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Where the Red Fern Grows (2003)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Set in the Ozark Mountains during the Great Depression, Billy Coleman works hard and saves his earnings for 2 years to achieve his dream of buying two coonhound pups. He develops a new trust in God as he faces overwhelming challenges in adventure ...
Style: semi serious, touching, feel good
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, adventure, follow your dream, family relations, animal life, contests and competitions, hunting, coming of age, wilderness, fall in love, mountain, family ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.1
 151
Little Heroes (1991)
Genre: Family
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Tomboy and farmgirl Charlene "Charley" Wilson finds fun and adventure with her beloved dog Fuzz and tries to fit in to her small town, while her parents struggle with money and crop production worries.
Style: sincere, touching, realistic, semi serious, uplifting
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, countryside, family relations, animal life, best friends, rescue, hopes, family, misfit, youth, friends, child in peril ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Adventures of Bailey: Christmas Hero (2012)
Genre: Family
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: It's "Christmas time" at the Baker household, and Bailey is at it again. Worried that he will not get any presents from Santa because he's been a bad doggie, Bailey learns about a mysterious Native American Indian called the ...
Style: humorous, touching, sentimental, semi serious, feel good
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: family life, friendship, siblings relations, getting home, on the road, family relations, hopes, dog, christmas, escapades, coming of age, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Shiloh 2: Shiloh Season (1999)
Genre: Drama, Family, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After young Marty Peterson rescued Shiloh from his abusive owner, Judd Travers, he thought his troubles were over. But when Judd starts threatening to take "his" dog back, Marty is afraid of losing the best friend he's ever had. Even ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: rescue, redemption, family relations, dog, odd couple, orphan, adventure, heroes, youth, parents and children, against the odds, family life ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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, family relations, young at heart, animal life, friends, horse actor, horse, human animal relationship, girl horse relationship
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Aussie and Ted's Great Adventure (2009)
Genre: Family
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Aussie, a lovable Australian mutt, embarks on a mission to return his young owner's missing Teddy Bear.
Style: semi serious
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: dog, talking dog, friendship, teddy bear, adventure, best friends, heroes, getting home, friends, animal life, family relations, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
An American Girl: Chrissa Stands Strong (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A fourth grader and her friends deal with bullying from a more popular girl in their class.
Style: semi serious, feel good, touching, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, family relations, youth, family life, family, school, brother sister relationship, mother daughter relationship, female protagonist, father daughter relationship, teacher student relationship, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.3
 523
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, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, family relations, family, pets, single parent, youth, farm, coming of age, dog, friends, teaching the ways of the world, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2010
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, pre-teens, kids
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 ⇓
57%
Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Remake of the popular Disney classic, this time featuring some well known voices as two dogs and a cat trek across America encountering all sorts of adventures in the quest to be reunited with their owners.
Style: touching, feel good, sweet, exciting, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: dog, cat, adventure, friendship, pets, wilderness, talking animals, fish out of water, journey, wounded animal, survival, family ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: nevada, usa, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.7
 4K
Lassie (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA, France, Ireland, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A family in financial crisis is forced to sell Lassie, their beloved dog. Hundreds of miles away from her true family, Lassie escapes and sets out on a journey home.
Style: touching, humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers, kids
Plot: pets, train ride, dog, rescue, adventure, friendship, dog movie, animal life, parents and children, getting home, boy dog relationship, little girl ...
Time: 1930s, 40s, 20th century, 30s, 1940s
Place: scotland, europe, england, glasgow scotland, scottish highlands ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, sincere, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: adoption, christmas, pets, boy dog relationship, dog, family relations, mentally challenged, animal life, friendship, family, christmas movie, holiday ...
Time: 50s
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Secret of the Magic Gourd (2007)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: China, Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The Secret of the Magic Gourd follows the wondrous adventures of a young schoolboy named Wang Bao. When Wang Bao discovers a magical gourd that can instantly grant his every wish, the awkward child suddenly becomes a hero amongst his curious ...
Style: entertaining, captivating, feel good, light, semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: friends, family relations, hopes, family, magical object, wish fulfillment, desire, little boy, adventure, friendship, rivalry, escapades ...
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Incredible Journey (1963)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The story of three pets, a cat and two dogs, who lose their owners when they are all on vacation. Can they find their way home?
Style: touching, serious, realistic, uplifting, exciting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, teens, girls' night
Plot: dog, wilderness, adventure, cat, family, friendship, survival, on the road, getting home, obsessive quest, escapades, danger ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Air Bud: Seventh Inning Fetch (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Josh is off to his first year of college and buddy has stayed behind with joshs little sister andrea and the rest of the family. Adrea attempting to fit in with her jr. High classmates decides to join the baseball team and along the way discovers ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, light
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: golden retriever, dog, sport team, underdog, contests and competitions, rescue, family life, fish out of water, disorder, family relations, friendship, against the odds ...
Time: 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, feel good, serious, touching
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: small town, family relations, hopes, miraculous event, parents and children, animal life, human spirit, young heroes, pets, magic, dog, adventure ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Rusty: A Dog's Tale (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two orphans named Jory and Tess live with their grandparents. However, their cousins Bart and Bertha try to take them away because the two kids have trust funds from their dead parents. When Bart and Bertha kidnap the newborn puppies, Rusty the dog ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: family relations, rescue, child custody, dog, pets, hopes, family, young heroes, misfit, daring rescue, disorder, friends ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.3
 766
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, sincere, captivating, touching, saga
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: small town, dog, mischievous children, friendship, family life, youth, best friends, pets, rescue, animal actor, boy and dog, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Lassie's Great Adventure (1963)
Genre: Family, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: While in Canada Timmy and Lassie encounter a downed hot air ballonist. By accident they end up in the balloon which takes them into the wilderness. The young boy and his dog must find a way to survive even fending off a wild pig.
Style: serious, psychotronic
Audience: family outing
Plot: rescue, dog, family, danger, getting home, heroes, adventure, hopes, pets, escapades, survival, wilderness ...
Time: 60s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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The Three Lives of Thomasina (1963)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Thomasina is the pet cat of Mary McDhui, the daughter of Scottish veterinarian Andrew McDhui. When Thomasina falls ill, McDhui declares that the pet should be put down. But when Mary and her father try to bury the cat, Lori MacGregor (Susan ...
Style: touching, emotional, feel good, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: pets, dealing with death, animal life, cat, veterinarian, family, family life, afterlife, adventure, terminal illness, family relations, village ...
Time: 1910s
Place: scotland, europe, britain, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 4.8
 3K
Air Buddies (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Here’s the delightful tale of teamwork and adventure your whole family will love! Air Bud is the proud father of five adorable puppies - the hip-hopping B-Dawg, lovely Rosebud, mellow Buddha, dirt-loving Mudbud, and the big fella Budderball - with ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, feel good
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: puppy, pets, family, buddies, adventure, partners, animal life, friendship, youth, disorder, odd couple, danger ...
Time: 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 4.6
 3K
Air Bud 3 (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 83 min.
Story: In this second heartwarming and hilarious sequel to the popular favorite, Air Bud masters two new starring roles: soccer (real football) player and fatherhood. Loaded with laughs and cool soccer action, Buddy teams up alongside U.S. women's ...
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, humorous, uplifting ...
Audience: preschoolers, family outing, kids, teens
Plot: dog, friendship, ambition, rivalry, sport, sport team, family relations, parent getting married, kidnapping, parents and children, teenage life, school ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.5
 942
Black Beauty (1971)
Genre: Drama, Family, Western
Country: UK, Spain, West Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Anna Sewell's classic 1877 novel beautifully comes to life in this family drama set in England. Told from the point of view of Black Beauty himself, the story sheds light on the details surrounding the colt's birth and his perception of ...
Style: semi serious, sentimental, touching, feel good, inspirational ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night
Plot: horse, friendship, rescue, adventure, family, obsessive quest, getting home, escapades, pets, danger, hopes, friends ...
Time: 70s
Place: england, europe, scotland, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.2
 4K
Snow Buddies (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Dylan Sprouse, Jim Belushi and Kris Kristofferson lend their voices to this family-friendly tale about a feisty pack of golden retriever puppies that embarks on an Alaskan adventure. When they find themselves stranded in the northern wilderness, the ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: golden retriever, friendship, getting home, family, pets, against the odds, dog sled, adventure, animal life, save the day, contests and competitions, escapades ...
Time: 2000s
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Where the Red Fern Grows (1974)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Where the Red Fern Grows is the heartwarming and adventurous tale for all ages about a young boy and his quest for his own red-bone hound hunting dogs.
Style: semi serious, feel good, touching
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, countryside, family relations, coming of age, friends, animal life, parents and children, family, orphan, youth, contests and competitions, adventure ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.3
 668
Big Red (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA, Canada
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: sentimental, touching, feel good, serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: animal training, coming of age, youth, family, save the day, pets, orphan, family relations, friends, animal life, family life, friendship ...
Time: 60s
Place: canada, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%