Movies like Walking Thunder

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Walking Thunder (1995)
 5.9
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Walking Thunder (1995)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the 1850's, a young boy and his family on their way West become stranded in the Rockies. With the help of a local mountain man, a Sioux medicine man, and a legendary bear knows as "Walking Thunder," the boy learns to become a man, and his family's survival is secured.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: old west, family relations, coming of age, teenage life, survival, adventure, mountain, youth, family, heroes, orphan, parents and children, graphic violence, family life, danger, animal life, forces of nature, escapades, wilderness, child in peril, gold, criminal, boy, teenage boy, witch doctor ...
Time: 19th century

Most similar movies to Walking Thunder

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and feel good films with plots about family, family relations, adventure, youth, escapades, friends and family life mostly in Family, Drama and Adventure genres. Some movies like Walking Thunder: Storm Rider (2013), The Legend of Tillamook's Gold (2006), Castle Rock (2000), The Yearling (1994), Alabama Moon (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Snowbound: The Jim and Jennifer Stolpa Story (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Two thousand miles from home, Jim and Jennifer Stolpa (with baby Clayton) lose their way and are stranded in an endless wilderness of deep snow, battling for survival against the elements. Using only meager supplies and resourcefulness, the young ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: survival, wilderness, catastrophe, rescue, snowstorm, confined, heroes, babies and infants, escapades, danger, forces of nature, family life ...
Time: 90s
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100%
 6.3
 1K
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 ⇓
62%
White Wolves II: Legend of the Wild (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: As a plea-bargain to clear their school records, a group of misfit teens ventures into the majestic but unforgiving wilderness to help a young naturalist save the vanishing wolves. After they encountered unexpected incident, they are aided by the ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: wilderness, misfit, adventurer, mountain, animal life, friends, teenage life, family life, survival, danger, adventure, escapades ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Legend of Tillamook's Gold (2006)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Julie, a lonely fourteen year old girl, moves to Manzanita, an Oregon seaside town, from Los Angeles after her writer father, Robert, loses his job. Her family, including mother Kathryn and older sister Susan, has trouble adjusting to life in a ...
Style: captivating, entertaining, light, feel good, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, treasure hunt, adventure, ancient mystery, adventurer, small town, haunted by the past, coming of age, danger, youth, young heroes, escapades ...
Place: oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Movie in collections
 5.5
 112
Castle Rock (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Left alone in the wilderness after her grandfather suffers a heart attack, a teenage girl is befriended by a mysterious drifter. Soon, she finds herself on the adventure of her life when her new acquaintance turns out to be a fugitive from justice ...
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, captivating
Audience: family outing
Plot: wilderness, desert, adventure, survival, teenage life, rebelliousness, youth, danger, escapades, wanted, wanted man, friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: arizona, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.4
 270
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 ⇓
46%
 6.5
 1K
Alabama Moon (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After the unexpected death of his survivalist father, an eleven year old boy raised in the Alabama wilderness must learn how to make a home in the modern world.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, exciting, feel good
Audience: family outing
Plot: wilderness, friendship, best friend, family, orphan, life turned upside down, father son relationship, boarding school life, boy, father daughter relationship, survival, adventurer ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: alabama, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.6
 546
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, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: orphan, mountain, family relations, friendship, girl, governess, family life, human spirit, optimism, friends, disability, nanny ...
Time: 19th century
Place: switzerland, europe, swiss alps, alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Movie in collections
Those Calloways (1965)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Story of Cam Calloway and his family, who live in a densely wooded area in New England. Cam dreams of building a sanctuary for the geese that fly over the area each year, and he tries several schemes to buy a nearby lake for this santuary. He is ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family relations, danger, family, teaching the ways of the world, curses spells and rituals, human spirit, social decay, family life, single parent, escapades, society, adventure ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1920s
Place: new england, vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Wild Stallion (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A story about two girls, CJ and Hanna. CJ lives on a ranch, Hanna comes to visit and decides to photograph wild horses for a school project. The girls become great friends and learn of a plot that might jeopardize the mustangs.
Style: sentimental, realistic, captivating, atmospheric, sincere ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, teens
Plot: friendship, horse, urban legend, coming of age, farm, self discovery, family, youth, cons and scams, ranch, rivalry, young heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 ⇓
44%
The Young Black Stallion (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
Story: When courageous young Neera becomes separated from her family in the desert, she chances upon a wild colt. Together they find friendship, trust, and their way back home only to discover her family is about to lose everything!
Style: touching, serious, realistic
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: horse, desert, friendship, human animal relationship, survival, rescue, young heroes, danger, adventure, mischievous children, orphan, family relations ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Adventures of the Wilderness Family (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story of a modern family bored with the hassles of the city life in Los Angeles. They head for the wilderness never to return.
Style: touching, feel good, sentimental, exciting, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: wilderness, bear, family relations, mountain, nature, family life, small town life, small town, siblings relations, animal life, survival, adventure ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 ⇓
43%
 6.5
 811
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.4
 701
Pride (2004)
Genre: Family, Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story of Suki, a lioness cub, who rebels against her mother and her Pride to mate with an unsuitable lion from the other side of the river.
Style: captivating, semi serious, sincere, colourful
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: lion, family relations, adventure, survival, animal life, family, rescue, danger, wilderness, young heroes, coming of age, escapades ...
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 ⇓
40%
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 ⇓
39%
Movie in collections
 5.4
 160
Indian Paint (1965)
Genre: Drama, Family, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Nishko is a chief's son in the Great Plains, before Europeans arrive. During his rite of passage, he's determined to tame a painted pony. He approaches manhood while his peaceful clan is set upon by a nearby tribe willing to break a ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: kidnapping, contests and competitions, family, heroes, rescue, friends, animal life, family relations, adventure, danger, looking for sex, old west ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.5
 393
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 ⇓
38%
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 ⇓
37%
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 ⇓
36%
Keeping the Promise (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A colonial family seeks a better life in Maine's wilderness in this powerful adventure. When William Hallowell leaves behind 13-year-old son Matt to safeguard their claim, the boy relies on his new friendship with the Penobscot Indians for ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, wilderness, adventure, orphan, escapades, danger, family, survival, family life, friendship, plague, parents and children ...
Time: 18th century
Place: new england, massachusetts, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Movie in collections
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 ⇓
35%
 7.7
 16K
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, sentimental, captivating, scenic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: adventure, animals, wilderness, survival, friendship, animal life, family, heroic mission, youth, rescue, on the run, escapades ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: canada, british columbia, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.5
 94
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 ⇓
34%
 5.1
 928
True Heart (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A brother and sister are plane-wrecked in Canada, where they must rely on the help of a native and his bear.
Style: atmospheric, serious
Plot: overalls, bear, dangerous animal, disorder, kids in trouble, family relations, isolation, teenage life, forces of nature, siblings relations, survival, wilderness ...
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
No Place Like Home (2002)
Genre: Family
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Mel and Mac are looking for an asteroid to show as a science project. It's hard to do science when they are fighting all the time as (younger) brother and (older) sister. When they are walking through the woods, they see something, but it ...
Style: exciting, captivating, surprise ending
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: alien encounter, benign alien, space and aliens, danger, family, escapades, disorder, family life, meteorite, meteor, chases and races, imaginary ...
Place: texas
⇓ 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: 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 ⇓
33%
Finding Friends (2005)
Genre: Family, Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 89 min.
Story: This kid has to move to a farm in his summer vacation and don't get to go to Norway Cup as he had planned for. Out on the country there is bad cellphone reception, cow smell and inbreed farmers as far as the eye can see. The family Volvo get ...
Style: realistic, serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: pets, friendship, teenage life, family, chases and races, chase, young heroes, danger, save the day, escapades, youth, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%