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Owd Bob (1998)
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Owd Bob (1998)
Genre: Family, Drama
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Recently orphaned David must move to the Isle of Man to live with his grandfather, Adam, who's a sheep farmer. Both long for the end of the summer, having nothing in common but their love for dogs, notably Adam's precious champion sheepdog Bob. David strikes a friendship with Maggie, the sassy daughter of friendly neighbor Keith Moore, but Adam hates that family on account of an old canine competition-related tragedy. Other neighbors suspect Bob and the Moore's dog of the recent series of nocturnal sheep-kills.
Style: touching, serious, realistic
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: orphan, dog, german shepherd, sheepdog, youth, family, heroes, friends, family relations, contests and competitions, pets, family life, farm, starting over, family problems, animal life, death in the family, mischievous children, countryside, disorder, rivalry, farmer, cancer, boy, grandfather ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, ireland

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, realistic, feel good and serious films with plots about family relations, family, youth, friends, friendship, animal life and dog mostly in Drama, Family and Comedy genres. Some movies like Owd Bob: Where the Red Fern Grows (1974), The Red Pony (1973), All Roads Lead Home (2008), Storm (2009), Saving Shiloh (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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
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95%
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The Red Pony (1973)
Genre: Drama, Family, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A young farmboy who can't seem to communicate with his father develops an attachment to a young red pony.
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: farm, friends, animal life, youth, pets, parents and children, family problems, family relations, boy, father son relationship, coming of age, family ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
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95%
All Roads Lead Home (2008)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The story is about a 12 year old girl who loses her mother in an automobile accident. Her father struggles with the loss of his wife and trying to raise his young daughter who believes her father is partly responsible for her mother's death. ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, melancholic, sincere ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: countryside, family life, dysfunctional family, farm, family problems, hopes, dealing with death, death in the family, single parent, animal life, family relations, healing power ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
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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: parents and children, friendship, contests and competitions, family, pets, friends, family relations, animal life, child protagonist, elementary school, father son relationship, dog ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
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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, 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
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Heidi (2005)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Swiss girl Adelheid 'Heidi' is orphaned young. Aunt Detie brings her to grandpa Alp and his wife, who live isolated in the Alps since his murder charge. Heidi soon takes to the wild country, especially accompanying young goatherd Peter. ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, family relations, grandfather granddaughter relationship, village, youth, escapades, family life, orphan, mischievous children, misfit, village life, isolation ...
Place: alps, switzerland, germany, europe, swiss alps
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89%
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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, 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
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88%
The Secret Garden (1987)
Genre: Family, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When a spoiled English girl living in 19th century India loses both parents in a cholera epidemic, she is sent back to England to live in a country mansion. The lord is a strange old man-- frail and deformed, immensely kind but so melancholy. She ...
Style: touching, sincere, light, sentimental, disturbing ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: orphan, family relations, uncle, garden, mansion, family problems, little girl, family life, mischievous children, child's point of view, friendship, cholera ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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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: feel good, touching, uplifting, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: optimism, orphan, friendship, teaching the ways of the world, hopes, young heroes, small town life, friends, family relations, small town, change of heart, family ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s, 1910s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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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
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Babe (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Babe is a little pig who doesn't quite know his place in the world. With a bunch of odd friends, like Ferdinand the duck who thinks he is a rooster and Fly the dog he calls mom, Babe realizes that he has the makings to become the greatest sheep ...
Style: touching, feel good, sentimental, humorous, sincere ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: cat, farm, horse, heroism, friendship, dog, piglet, talking animals, prejudice, farmer, underdog, animal life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: australia
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Salt Water Moose (1996)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When Bobby and his Mom move from Toronto, away from his dad and his baseball team, to a small town in Nova Scotia, he's picked on by all the local kids, except for Jo. And Jo has also befriended a lonely male moose who lives on an island, and ...
Style: semi serious
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family relations, moose, friends, disorder, coming of age, young heroes, family, heroes, adventure, youth, mischievous children, animal life ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, nova scotia
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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 ⇓
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Ballet Shoes (2007)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: An unusual explorer named Gum and his kindly niece adopt three orphans -- Pauline, Petrova and Posy -- and raise them as sisters in 1930s London. But the girls must fend for themselves when Gum doesn't return from one of his adventures. ...
Style: touching, feel good, serious, realistic, uplifting
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: follow your dream, ambition, against the odds, youth, family problems, family relations, family in crisis, ballet, orphan, hopes, dancing, talent ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Chestnut: Hero of Central Park (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Ray and Sal, two orphaned sisters, adopt and hide a Great Dane puppy from their two adopted parents living in a luxury downtown New York apartment that expressely forbids dogs.
Style: humorous, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: dog, human animal relationship, family life, mischievous children, pets, youth, animal life, disorder, parents and children, reincarnation, adoption, siblings relations ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Greyfriars Bobby: The True Story of a Dog (1961)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In Scotland 1865, An old shepherd and his little Skye terrier go to Edinburgh. But when the shepherd dies of pneumonia, the dog remains faithful to his master, refuses to be adopted by anyone, and takes to sleeping on his master's grave in the ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, anthology
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: adoption, friendship, dealing with death, pets, family, animal life, friends, family relations, countryside, pneumonia, dog movie, loyalty ...
Time: victorian, 19th century
Place: scotland, edinburgh scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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 ⇓
73%
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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 ⇓
71%
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Summer of the Monkeys (1998)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: One summer Jay finds four chimps on the prairie who have fallen off a circus cart.
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, semi serious, realistic
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: family relations, farm, countryside, adoption, small town life, animal life, disability, friends, youth, coming of age, adventure, family ...
Time: 1910s
Place: canada
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My Dog the Champion (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Champion is a "diamond in the rough" story about a dog named Scout, a cattle dog who decided she didn't like herding cattle. Scout's owner, Billy, a rancher struggling to stay in business, pegs her as a useless, broken tool and ...
Style: touching, humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic
Audience: preschoolers, family outing
Plot: countryside, rivalry, ambition, family, family relations, farm, friends, youth, social misfits, heroes, urban, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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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 ⇓
68%
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 ⇓
67%
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The Yearling (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In 1870s Florida, a rural family struggles to survive. A lonely twelve-year-old son, Jody (Wil Horneff), the lone surviving child, against his mother's better judgment eventually persuades his parents to allow him a pet fawn, which Jody grows ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: countryside, family relations, coming of age, pets, adventure, youth, orphan, bittersweet, teaching the ways of the world, parents and children, family life, family ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Storm Rider (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family
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: realistic, touching, thought provoking, captivating, light ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, youth, farm, friends, life turned upside down, orphan, coming of age, self discovery, friendship, horse, couples, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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, touching, realistic, serious
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: family relations, friendship, coming of age, hopes, family, youth, siblings relations, family life, teenage life, animal life, farm, friends ...
Place: argentina, buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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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: 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 ⇓
59%
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, friendship, family relations, nursing, pets, family life, coming of age, orphan, wounded animal, farm, rabbit, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: michigan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: realistic, serious, touching, sincere, captivating
Audience: family outing
Plot: dog, friendship, pets, youth, hopes, estrangement, family life, wilderness, child's point of view, civil rights, family relations, mother ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, sentimental, touching, feel good
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: family relations, unemployment, family life, parents and children, friendship, urban, family gatherings, wish come true, bittersweet, family, hopes, best friends ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Littlest Horse Thieves (1976)
Genre: Family, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When the owner of a Yorkshire coal-mine decides to mechanize to increase profits, the mine's pit ponies are scheduled to be destroyed. So, three children plan to steal them to keep them safe. But when they're caught, it's up to the ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, feel good, touching
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: coal mining, pony, danger, daring rescue, anti hero, child as adult, rebelliousness, friendship, animal life, friends, family, escapades ...
Time: 70s, 90s
Place: europe, england, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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