Movies like Owd Bob

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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, 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, funeral ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, ireland

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Most similar movies to Owd Bob

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, feel good, realistic and serious films with plots about family relations, family, youth, friends, friendship, family life and animal life mostly in Drama, Family and Comedy genres. Some movies like Owd Bob: Ballet Shoes (2007), The Secret Garden (1987), Saving Shiloh (2006), All Roads Lead Home (2008), Heidi (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, realistic, serious, feel good, uplifting
Audience: girls' night, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: ballet, orphan, family problems, ambition, follow your dream, against the odds, youth, family relations, siblings relations, hopes, dancing, family ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: london, europe
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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: realistic, serious, touching, anthology
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: family, dealing with death, pets, family relations, animal life, friends, friendship, adoption, countryside, cemetery, loyalty, pneumonia ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century
Place: scotland, edinburgh scotland
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100%
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, sentimental, light, disturbing ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: orphan, garden, family relations, little girl, uncle, mansion, family problems, family life, mischievous children, child's point of view, friendship, cholera ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england, europe, yorkshire
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100%
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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, captivating, touching, sincere, saga
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: dog, small town, mischievous children, friendship, youth, pets, best friends, family life, rescue, animal actor, boy and dog, single parent ...
Time: contemporary
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100%
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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, melancholic, sentimental, sincere ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: dysfunctional family, family life, countryside, family problems, farm, hopes, dealing with death, single parent, death in the family, healing power, family relations, animal life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
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100%
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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, pre-teens, kids
Plot: adventure, family relations, grandfather granddaughter relationship, village, youth, escapades, family life, misfit, mischievous children, orphan, family, village life ...
Place: alps, switzerland, europe, swiss alps, germany
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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, animal rescue, rescue, pets, family, friendship, hopes, small town life, adventure, heroes, disorder, family relations ...
Time: 90s
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100%
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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, uplifting, feel good, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: optimism, friendship, teaching the ways of the world, orphan, small town life, small town, young heroes, hopes, countryside, friends, family relations, change of heart ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: england, europe
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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: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: horse, dog, pig, farm, heroism, farmer, cat, friendship, piglet, prejudice, underdog, family ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: semi serious, humorous, sentimental, touching, feel good
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: family relations, child in peril, friends, disorder, animal life, getting home, young heroes, youth, family, pets, adventure, best friends ...
Time: 60s
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100%
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: humorous, feel good, touching, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing, preschoolers
Plot: countryside, teenage life, parents and children, social misfits, heroes, family, society, rivalry, ambition, youth, friends, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: family relations, disorder, friends, animal life, friendship, family life, parents and children, island, coming of age, family, young heroes, mischievous children ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, nova scotia, canada, nova scotia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: semi serious, touching, feel good, humorous
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: rescue, redemption, family relations, dog, against the odds, parents and children, adoption, teaching the ways of the world, alcohol abuse, friendship, family life, family ...
Time: 90s
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Chestnut: Hero of Central Park (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 87 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, pets, mischievous children, disorder, parents and children, reincarnation, youth, adoption, animal life, family relations ...
Place: usa, new york
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100%
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, pre-teens, kids
Plot: family relations, small town, parents and children, miraculous event, hopes, animal life, human spirit, pets, young heroes, magic, dog, retirement home ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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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: serious, touching, feel good, sentimental
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, family relations, friends, animal life, friendship, animal training, family life, youth, adventure, coming of age, family, pets ...
Time: 60s
Place: canada, quebec
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35%
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: semi serious, realistic, feel good, sentimental, touching
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: family relations, farm, americana, adoption, small town, countryside, siblings relations, family life, small town life, disability, animal life, friends ...
Time: 1910s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Captains Courageous (1996)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Harvey Cheyne, Jr., second richest person in the world, orphaned and spoiled rotten, encounters a cigar and the sea on his way to England for boarding school. Seasick, over the rail for real, rescued by Dan Troop of a Gloucester fishing sailboat. ...
Style: serious, realistic
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: sailing, coming of age, sea, fishing, friendship, spoiled brat, teaching the ways of the world, ship, social differences, school, self discovery, catastrophe ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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, feel good, touching, humorous
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, family relations, interracial relations, dog, boy and dog, power relations, friends, animal life, disorder, heroes, young heroes, family ...
Time: 70s
Place: tennessee, georgia, usa
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34%
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: serious, realistic, feel good, touching
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: family relations, friendship, animal life, friends, farm, hopes, youth, coming of age, family, teenage life, family life, siblings relations ...
Place: argentina, buenos aires argentina
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34%
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, sentimental, touching, sincere, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: unemployment, family relations, parents and children, family life, family, hopes, bittersweet, family gatherings, wish come true, friendship, family problems, youth ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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: sincere, captivating, light, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, family, family relations, pets, single parent, farm, coming of age, youth, dog, teaching the ways of the world, friends, redemption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2010
Place: usa, iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, touching, sentimental, feel good
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: dog, odd couple, adventure, young heroes, friendship, against the odds, rescue, youth, pets, mischievous children, disorder, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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A Shine of Rainbows (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada, Ireland
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An orphaned boy named Tomás is adopted by Maire O’Donnell to live on a whimsical Irish isle filled with new friends, secret caves and a lost baby pup seal stranded on the coast. But when Maire's reluctant husband Alec refuses to accept ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, sincere, touching, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, island, orphanage, couples, family relations, parents and children, adoption, family life, youth, human animal relationship, rescue, grief ...
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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: serious, realistic, touching, sentimental
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: family relations, friends, animal life, young at heart, friendship, teenage life, family, youth, horse, stepfather stepson relationship, stepfather stepdaughter relationship, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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, realistic, serious
Plot: coming of age, family relations, countryside, killing a pet, adventure, pets, orphan, youth, family, power relations, animal life, friends ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: serious, realistic, touching, sincere, captivating
Audience: family outing
Plot: civil rights, dog, friendship, estrangement, family life, pets, youth, hopes, wilderness, child's point of view, family relations, mother ...
Time: 60s
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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The Duke (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When his nephew tries to wrest control of his estate from him,the Duke of Dingwall removes the boy from his will and leaves everything to his dog.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, feel good, offbeat
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: pets, estate, family relations, royalty, dog, fall in love, social differences, rich and poor, boss and employee, custody, fish out of water, family life ...
Time: 90s
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, sentimental, captivating, sincere, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: christmas, friendship, family relations, pets, family life, nursing, coming of age, orphan, farm, rabbit, family, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: michigan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Littlest Horse Thieves (1976)
Genre: Drama, Family
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, serious, realistic, feel good, touching
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: coal mining, pony, animal life, friends, friendship, rebelliousness, child as adult, heroes, escapades, adventure, good versus evil, family ...
Time: 70s, 90s
Place: europe, england, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%