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Life Is Ruff (2005)
 4.9
 1K
Life Is Ruff (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Calvin Wheeler is a scheming 13-year-old boy with everything going for him, except for an original issue of his precious comic book collection. When a prized show-dog chases him down while skateboarding one day, his owner inadvertently convinces him to adopt and train a dog of his own. However the only one available, is an uncouth stray Labrador/St. Bernard-mix named Tyko from a local animal shelter, who proves to be more than anybody can handle.
Style: feel good, captivating, humorous, light
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: friend, teenager, skateboard, scheme, justice, escapades, skateboarding, dog, adventure, rich kid, animal shelter, animal rights, comics, junior high school

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out feel good, humorous, semi serious and light films with plots about family, escapades, disorder, dog, adventure, friends and friendship mostly in Family, Comedy and Adventure genres. Some movies like Life Is Ruff: Santa Hunters (2014), Golden Winter (2012), Beverly Hills Family Robinson (1997), Grand-Daddy Day Care (2019), First Dog (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 4.5
 316
Santa Hunters (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 65 min.
Story: Four children trIn Santa Hunters, Alex and his cousins Zoey (Yde) and Richard (Coronel) create an elaborate setup of traps to catch Santa on tape, but their plan backfires when they realize that seeing Santa will cause him to lose his Christmas ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, entertaining, light ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, family, adventure, track down, youth, escapades, santa claus, friendship, chases and races, legends and myths, imaginary, young heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 4.2
 297
Golden Winter (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A runaway boy befriends a pack of homeless puppies. Together, they stop a bank robbery and find a family to adopt them all.
Style: humorous, feel good, captivating, light, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: heist, golden retriever, friendship, family, youth, crimes, disorder, christmas, dog, friends, family relations, talking dog ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
Shelby: The Dog Who Saved Christmas (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: This isn't just a Christmas miracle... It's Christmas magic! In this heart-warming family tale, rescue dog Shelby manages to escape the dog pound on Christmas Eve and runs straight into the arms of little Jake (John Paul Ruttan, Robocop). ...
Style: touching, light, humorous, feel good
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: talking dog, dogcatcher, animal protagonist, puppy, holiday, dog, christmas, animal life, happy ending, pets, destiny, escapades ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
Beverly Hills Family Robinson (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Marsha Robinson, host of a TV cooking show, takes her family on a working vacation to a South Seas Island, but their yacht is hijacked by pirates, and then shipwrecked, and the Robinsons must survive Marsha's complaints while they build a ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, light
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, pirate, shipwreck, survival, island, family life, fish out of water, escapades, danger, screwball, disorder, cooking and food ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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Grand-Daddy Day Care (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A man has to figure out a way to make extra money when his father-in-law moves in.
Style: humorous, light, sincere, feel good, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: father son relationship, grandfather grandson relationship, father daughter relationship, father in law son in law relationship, family relations, friendship, family, age difference, society, escapades, happy ending, love ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 5.0
 551
First Dog (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A foster boy is befriended by a lost dog who turns out to belong to the President of the United States. The boy decides to run away from the foster home to return the canine to the White House -- "Because it's the right thing to do!"
Style: humorous, captivating, light, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: president, adventure, on the road, boarding school, family, boy, dog, couples, society, obsessive quest, youth, boarding school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
Abner, the Invisible Dog (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A bullied teen stumbles into possession of a top-secret government formula that turns his dog invisible and gives it the power of speech.
Style: humorous, feel good, light, captivating, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: dog, friendship, family, pets, youth, suburbs, birthday, invisibility, inventions and discoveries, disorder, friends, farce ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Treasure Buddies (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Disney's irresistible talking puppies are back in an all-new movie that takes them halfway across the world to the ruins of ancient Egypt. With the help of some exotic new friends, this epic adventure is a treasure trove of pure Buddy fun. In a ...
Style: feel good, humorous, sentimental, semi serious
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: dog, adventure, animal life, friendship, young heroes, save the day, treasure hunt, danger, pets, rivalry, escapades, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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The Dog Who Saved Christmas Vacation (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The Bannister family including former K-9 police hero Zeus (voiced by Mario López) is back, and this time they're spending their holidays at a beautiful Rocky Mountain resort. But toss in an unexpected visit from cocky Uncle Randy (Casper Van ...
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, light, semi serious
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: animal life, save the day, family, pets, family relations, christmas, christmas movie, dog, holiday, love, destiny, adventure ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 4.7
 695
Dog Gone (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A courageous boy battles a gang of bumbling thieves to rescue a dog carrying a fortune in stolen diamonds.
Style: feel good, humorous, captivating, entertaining, light ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: caper, dog, rescue, disorder, adventure, crime gone awry, rivalry, escapades, odd couple, crimes, danger, nothing goes right ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
A Christmas Story 2 (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The original traditional one-hundred-percent red-blooded two-fisted all-american christmas continues five years later with Ralphie, Randy mom and the old man. This time Ralphie has his eyes fixed on a car. But trouble is sure to follow.
Style: feel good, humorous, light, sincere, uplifting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens
Plot: family life, eccentric family, family, youth, holiday, christmas, destiny, adaptation, love, escapades, adventure, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Max 2: White House Hero (2017)
Genre: Family
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Max is assigned to the White House while Butch, the secret service dog, is on maternity leave. He meets TJ, a 12 year old boy, who is the President's son. Due to his father's high profile, he is trying hard to fit in and lead a normal ...
Style: twists and turns, light, captivating, humorous, touching ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing
Plot: dog, police dog, dog movie, white house, family, adventure, friendship, animal life, youth, escapades, pets, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 3.8
 162
I Heart Shakey (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Shakey is a family film about a 35-year-old widower named J.T. O'Neil, his precocious 10-year-old daughter and their devoted mutt Shakey. After moving from a small town to Chicago and missing the fine print in their rental contract, J.T. is ...
Style: humorous, feel good, captivating, light, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: family relations, family, pets, parents and children, friends, disorder, youth, mischievous children, dog, friendship, escapades, family life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 5.4
 62K
Richie Rich (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Billionaire heir Richie Rich has it all, including Reggie Jackson as a batting coach and Claudia Schiffer as a personal trainer -- but no playmates. What's more, scoundrel Laurence Van Dough is scheming to take over the family empire. Uh-oh! ...
Style: light, humorous, sincere, sweet, feel good ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: adventure, friendship, youth, rich and poor, missing person, children, when the parents are away, family, heroes, mischievous children, cons and scams, conspiracy ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Pudsey the Dog: The Movie (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A heartwarming, quintessentially British adventure for all the family, PUDSEY THE DOG: THE MOVIE follows cheeky London stray dog, Pudsey, who is quite happy being a lone ranger, looking out for number one, until he meets siblings Molly (Izzy ...
Style: feel good, humorous, captivating, light, sincere ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers
Plot: save the day, friendship, social relations, pets, animal life, family, disorder, village life, village, dog, friends, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A lonely cat living in a mall pet shop has a sour outlook on life until, in the midst of the holiday rush, she’s swept up into a robbery and a friendship with a human girl.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good
Audience: family outing, preschoolers
Plot: teenager, pets, christmas, shopping mall, friendship, talking cat, heroes, supernatural ability, adventure, escapades, rescue, sarcasm ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Beethoven's Big Break (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Eddie, a struggling animal trainer and single dad suddenly finds himself the personal wrangler for a large and lovable St. Bernard whose fabulous movie "audition" catapults the dog to stardom. However, a trio of unscrupulous ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: filmmaking, pets, dog, disorder, rescue, danger, hollywood, fish out of water, odd couple, mischievous children, adventure, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
The Three Dogateers (2014)
Genre: Family
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When a couple of burglars make off with their family's presents and decorations, the Three Dogateers set off on a journey to sniff out the bad guys and save Christmas!
Style: feel good, humorous, captivating, entertaining, light ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: dog, escapades, save the day, pets, obsessive quest, christmas movie, santa claus, christmas, friendship, family, disorder, musketeer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
A Modern Twain Story: The Prince and the Pauper (2007)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A modern day telling of the Mark Twain classic, The Prince and the Pauper.
Style: realistic, humorous, feel good, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: rich and poor, disorder, mistaken identity, youth, fish out of water, power relations, hidden identity, adventure, family, dishonesty, social differences, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.6
 497
Switchmas (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: All Ira Finkelstein wants for Christmas is...Christmas. Unfortunately, his parents are sending him to Florida to be with his Grandparents. Ira's spirit soars as he manages to land in Christmas Town, USA, instead.
Style: feel good, humorous, captivating, light, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: christmas, jewish, follow your dream, disorder, youth, mischievous children, family, family relations, friends, hopes, parents and children, switching roles ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Babysitters Beware (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Seven-year-old Danny Parker is a good kid who loves his parents. But they have to go out on business dinners all the time, leaving him stuck with a sitter. It's not so bad when it's his favorite babysitter, Janelle but he also gets stuck ...
Style: humorous, feel good, captivating, light, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: nanny, family relations, when the parents are away, mischievous children, parents and children, disorder, little boy, save the day, friendship, rivalry, friends, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
It's for Your Own Good (2017)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Spain
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Three brothers-in-law try to get their daughters to dump their undesirable boyfriends.
Style: funny, humorous, entertaining, feel good, captivating ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: culture clash, father dislikes daughter's boyfriend, stereotypes, prejudice, family relations, escapades, father daughter relationship, life philosophy, society, adventure, manipulation, parents and children ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Dr. Dolittle: Tail to the Chief (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Maya Dolittle (Kyla Pratt) is back in a heartwarming adventure of presidential proportions! Maya's dream of going to vet school is put on hold when she gets a call from the president of the United States. It seems the First Dog is out of ...
Style: offbeat, humorous, feel good, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: heroes, race against time, family, danger, escapades, young heroes, odd couple, save the day, pets, imaginary, heroic mission, catastrophe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Beethoven's Treasure Tail (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After everyone's favorite St. Bernard gets fired from a movie, Beethoven begins the long journey home with his trainer, Eddie. On their way, they become stranded in a small coastal town where the beloved canine befriends a young boy who is ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, exciting
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: treasure hunt, pets, adventure, save the day, friendship, farce, animal life, youth, escapades, danger, pirate, family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.3
 2K
Swindle (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Based on Gordon Korman's book 'Swindle,' this movie is about a boy named Griffin who finds a valuable multi-million dollar baseball card. After accidentally selling the card for a million dollar loss, he enlists the help of his best ...
Style: exciting, humorous, captivating, light, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: adventure, friendship, youth, escapades, partners, cons and scams, swindle, friends, family, best friends, child spy, spy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 3.5
 682
Funky Monkey (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Boy genius Michael Dean (Adkins) teams up with a super-talented chimpanzee and his caretaker (Modine) to take down an animal testing lab. In exchange the scientist gives the boy some pointers on the girl of his dreams.
Style: feel good, humorous, not serious, melancholic, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, martial arts, escapades, young heroes, danger, buddies, laboratory, silly humor, disorder, animal life, soldier, rescue ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Shredderman Rules (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Nolan Byrd (Devon Werkheiser) is a scrawny and shy 9th grader who, like all the other kids, is bullied by Bubba Bixby (Andrew Caldwell). When their teacher, Mr. Green (Tim Meadows), allows the students to do a computer project, Nolan, who has a ...
Style: feel good, humorous, captivating, entertaining, light ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: school, teenage life, adventure, misfit, save the day, youth, prank, cons and scams, family relations, friendship, heroes, teacher ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Monica and Friends: Bonds (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: Brazil
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Fluffy, Jimmy Five's pet dog, vanished. He develops an infallible plan to rescue the little dog, but, he will need help from his faithful friends: Monica, Maggy and Smudge. Together, they will face challengers and live incredible adventures to ...
Style: entertaining, captivating, sincere, feel good, light
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: children, friendship, journey, quest, child, forest, dog, chase, friends, escapades, adventure, rescue ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 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 ⇓
54%
Marley & Me: The Puppy Years (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Fall into puppy love with “the world’s worst dog”, who now has a frisky voice and an attitude to match. Join Marley for his mischievous puppy years, as he and his summer pal, Bodie Grogan, wreak havoc on a neighborhood dog contest. Marley ...
Style: exciting, sentimental, feel good, humorous, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: dog, nothing goes right, pets, puppy, talking dog, youth, family, family relations, teenage life, chaos and mayhem, friends, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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