Movies like Ring of Bright Water

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Ring of Bright Water (1969)
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Ring of Bright Water (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Whoever said dog is man's best friend never met Mij! Mij is a cute, cuddly pet shop otter who captures the heart of Graham Merill (Bill Travers). It doesn't take Graham long to realize that London is no place to raise a slippery otter. So he takes Mij to live in a ramshackle cottage on the coast of Scotland. Together they set out to explore the curious and magnificent natural wonders that surround their seaside home--from orphaned geese to tooth-less sharks. While Mij spends his days frolicking in the icy cold sea, Graham finds himself falling in love with the beautiful town doctor, Mary (Virginia McKenna). Before long, the three become inseparable friends.
Style: humorous, exciting, touching, feel good, semi serious
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: pets, otter, adventure, family, heroes, friends, family relations, family life, fall in love, obsessive quest, store, heroic mission, animal life, escapades, countryside, goose, dog, writers, doctor, apartment, cottage, pet shop, death of pet, water tank, pet
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: scotland, london, england, scottish highlands

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Most similar movies to Ring of Bright Water

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, feel good and touching films with plots about family relations, family, friends, animal life, pets, dog and friendship mostly in Drama, Comedy and Family genres. Some movies like Ring of Bright Water: Lassie (2005), Born Free (1966), An Elephant Called Slowly (1970), The Dog Who Stopped the War (1984), Rascal (1969). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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 ⇓
95%
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 6K
Born Free (1966)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Born Free (1966) is an Open Road Films Ltd./Columbia Pictures feature film starring Virginia McKenna and Bill Travers as Joy and George Adamson, a real-life couple who raised an orphaned lion cub to adulthood, and released her into the wilds of ...
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, emotional, uplifting ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids, girls' night
Plot: lion, rifle, lion cub, animal rights, wildlife, friends, pets, survival, family, adventure, friendship, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: kenya, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
The Horse in the Gray Flannel Suit (1968)
Genre: Family, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Frederick Bolton has to solve two problems. First, his boss has instructed him to come up with a reasonable campaign to promote a new product, a stomach pill named "Aspercel" - by tomorrow. The second problem is Fred's daugther, ...
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, realistic, semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, animal life, campaign, family life, wish come true, parents and children, workplace situations, family, hopes, contests and competitions, adventure, workplace ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
An Elephant Called Slowly (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Action, Adventure, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Bill and Ginny are invited by a naturalist friend to take care of his home in Africa while he is away, and they find themselves adopted by three orphan elephants.
Style: epic, humorous, feel good, offbeat, semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: elephant, fish out of water, escapades, adventure, family, pets, family relations, animal life, friends, adoption, safari, naturalist ...
Time: 70s
Place: africa, kenya
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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The Dog Who Stopped the War (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: During Christmas' holidays, the children of a village split in two gang to play a snowball war. But that half-tone war scattered some bitterness and make more difficult the mutual attirance between Luc, the chief of the assailant and Sophie one ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious, exciting
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: village, village life, family relations, friends, disorder, animal life, battles, family life, family, adventure, escapades, snowball fight ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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 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 ⇓
72%
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 ⇓
71%
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 457
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: offbeat, humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: pets, estate, family relations, dog, royalty, family life, social differences, fish out of water, power relations, disorder, friends, animal life ...
Time: 90s
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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 7.1
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Marley & Me (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A newly married couple who, in the process of starting a family, learn many of life's important lessons from their trouble-loving retriever, Marley. Packed with plenty of laughs to lighten the load, the film explores the highs and lows of ...
Style: sentimental, touching, sad, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, date night, chick flick, girls' night, kids
Plot: dog, pets, family, family relations, journalist, chaos and mayhem, parenthood, marriage, death of dog, newlyweds, couples, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, miami, usa, ireland, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Pippi Goes on Board (1969)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: Sweden, West Germany
Duration: 83 min.
Story: This is the film version which is a compilation of the 1969 TV Series shown in 13 parts. It is therefore technically the "first" Pippi Långstrump film, although it wasn't released as a film until 1973. Pippi lives alone in ...
Style: feel good, humorous, offbeat, semi serious, exciting
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: children, escapades, heroes, superhuman powers, best friends, young heroes, mischievous children, youth, family, imaginary, investigation, danger ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 4.4
 205
Cinnamon (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: University professor Madeline Walters isn’t doing too well in the dating game. Good men are hard to find, so she’s happy spending time with her Maltese puppy Cinnamon, and her precocious teenage daughter Chloe.
Style: feel good, humorous, captivating, light, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: save the day, pets, talking dog, fall in love, parents and children, animal life, family relations, single parent, nothing goes right, friendship, rivalry, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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 ⇓
55%
 5.1
 919
Hounded (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A teenager ends up being hounded by a well-groomed and seemingly cute and tiny dog that actually turns out to be a nightmare of a beast.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: teenage boy, dog, mischievous children, teenage life, eccentric family, nothing goes right, young heroes, adventure, family life, disorder, rivalry, pets ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 4.9
 2K
Buddy (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An eccentric socialite raises a gorilla as her son.
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens, girls' night
Plot: friendship, gorilla, chimpanzee, family relations, socialite, zoo, family, adventure, fish out of water, family life, rescue, pets ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 1930s, 80s
Place: usa, new york, chicago illinois, philadelphia, canada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.7
 65K
Beethoven (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The Newton family live in their comfortable home, but there seems to something missing. This "hole" is filled by a small puppy, who walks into their home and their lives. Beethoven, as he is named, grows into a giant of a dog... a St ...
Style: feel good, humorous, sweet, sincere, funny ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, girls' night ...
Plot: dog, puppy, pets, family, children, nothing goes right, parents and children, family life, family relations, rescue, suburbs, animal rescue ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 ⇓
49%
 6.1
 3K
A Dog Year (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Jon Katz is close to burnout. He's a writer with writer's block; his wife has left for her sister's because he's emotionally distant; he rarely answers his phone. A kennel sends him a border collie that's undisciplined ...
Style: touching, humorous, sentimental, sincere, semi serious ...
Plot: midlife crisis, parents and children, friendship, lifestyle, pets, animal training, spouse leaving, artists and showbiz, deadend life, animal life, pet owner relationship, dog ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Nicostratos the Pelican (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Greece
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After his wife died a man refuses to go out and doesn't want to talk to his only son. Life has no meaning for him. One day his son finds a baby pelican and decides to leave the bird at home. Pelican helps the boy find his father again and ...
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: father son relationship, love and romance, island, teenage life, parents and children, family, hopes, social relations, human spirit, human animal relationship, friendship, sea ...
Place: greece, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Mongolian Ping Pong (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: China
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Bilike has never seen a ping-pong ball before. He and his family live without electricity and running water in a solitary tent home among the vast steppe grasslands. The magnificent landscape here has changed little since the days of Genghis Kahn. ...
Style: touching, humorous, captivating, contemplative, feel good ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: friends, on the road, children, ping pong, adventure, escapades, monastery, journey, secret, mystery, friendship, anti hero ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china, mongolia, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 4.9
 357
The Retrievers (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After the Lowry Family moves from New York to Placerville in California, a golden retriever comes to their house. The family starts to take care of her and the retriever, now named Pilot, has puppies. They give all of the puppies away, but later ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, pets, family life, animal life, dog, golden retriever, friends, family, countryside, puppy, brother sister relationship, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
A Royal Night Out (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The re-imagining of VE Day in 1945, when Princess Elizabeth and her sister, Margaret were allowed out from Buckingham Palace for the night to join in the celebrations, and encounter romance and danger.
Style: humorous, feel good, exciting, captivating, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: royal family, princess, disorder, youth, family relations, fish out of water, escapades, palace, one night, celebration, teenage life, innocence lost ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1945
Place: london, england, buckingham palace
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Chilly Christmas (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Eleven-year-old Bobby Cole and his dog Chilly are best friends, living happily in their Southern California beach house. But when Bobby's father Patrick (C. Thomas Howell), a single parent and police detective, accepts a job in New York City, ...
Style: feel good, humorous, captivating, light, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: pets, dog, christmas, family relations, disorder, parents and children, youth, crimes, father son relationship, best friends, single parent, holiday ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 ⇓
41%
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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 ⇓
39%
For the Love of Benji (1977)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Benji is lost and becomes a stray animal in Athens, Greece, trying to reunite with his family while secret agents pursue him, trying to get a formula which was glued to his paw in order to get it past customs.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, sweet, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: kidnapping, espionage, pets, family, friendship, heroes, anti hero, family relations, friends, disorder, animal life, heroic mission ...
Time: 70s
Place: greece, europe, crete, athens, athens greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Call of the Wild (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young boy heads off to the Yukon after hearing tales about the Gold Rush, and he forms an unwavering friendship with a heroic Alsatian dog called Buck.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: wilderness, dog, danger, rivalry, family, contests and competitions, heroes, pets, adventure, daring rescue, escapades, adventurer ...
Time: 90s, 19th century
Place: alaska, london, canada, england, yukon
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 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 ⇓
38%
Hambone and Hillie (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An elderly woman searches for her lost dog. Director Roy Watts' 1984 drama stars Lillian Gish, Timothy Bottoms, Candy Clark, O. J. Simpson, Alan Hale Jr. and Jack Carter.
Style: humorous, semi serious
Plot: heroes, golden years, adventure, friends, animal life, family relations, friendship, dog, journey, dog hit by a car
Time: 80s
Place: new york, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler (1973)
Genre: Family, Drama, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Precocious Claudia and her brother run away from home and hide in the Metropolitan Museum in New York.
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: family, investigation, friendship, suburbs, museum, coming of age, heroes, youth, mischievous children, danger, family life, parents and children ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Darling Buds of May (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 51 min.
Story: An idyllic picture of 1950's rural England as seen through the lives of the Larkins, a farm family living in Kent. The show revolves around Pa Larkin, a man of a kind and mischievous nature with a penchant for getting into scrapes and talking ...
Style: realistic, not serious, feel good, witty, humorous
Audience: family outing
Plot: countryside, family relations, english countryside, lifestyle, family life, parents and children, fall in love, eccentric family, housewife, farm, nagging and grouching, family ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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