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Life Is Ruff (2005)
 4.9
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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: teenager, friend, 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, light and semi serious films with plots about family, adventure, disorder, youth, dog, friends and family relations mostly in Comedy, Family and Action genres. Some movies like Life Is Ruff: Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019), Blurt! (2018), Santa Hunters (2014), Golden Winter (2012), Beverly Hills Family Robinson (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico, Australia
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Dora, a girl who has spent most of her life exploring the jungle with her parents, now must navigate her most dangerous adventure yet: high school. Always the explorer, Dora quickly finds herself leading Boots (her best friend, a monkey), Diego, and ...
Style: captivating, colourful, talky, entertaining, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: lost city, jungle, monkey, adventurer, friend, teenage girl, teenage protagonist, friends, adventure, escapades, riddles and clues, friendship ...
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Blurt! (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: When nice-guy Jeremy Martin puts on mysterious virtual reality glasses at the mall, he suddenly loses his “inside voice” and starts spouting every thought he has out loud. Making matters worse, Jeremy is running for student council president ...
Style: captivating, light, sincere, feel good
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: teenager, adventure, teenage life, parakeet, teenage protagonist, society, teenage boy, election, high school, voice, magic, tape over mouth
Time: contemporary
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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, humorous, semi serious, entertaining, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, family, adventure, track down, youth, escapades, santa claus, friendship, imaginary, chases and races, heroes, young heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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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: feel good, humorous, light, captivating, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: heist, crimes, youth, family, friendship, golden retriever, disorder, dog, christmas, family relations, friends, talking dog ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: light, humorous, feel good, touching
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: talking dog, dogcatcher, animal protagonist, christmas, dog, puppy, holiday, animal life, love, escapades, destiny, hopes ...
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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: ship wreck, adventure, pirate, shipwreck, survival, family life, fish out of water, escapades, island, danger, screwball, disorder ...
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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, sentimental, humorous, semi serious
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: dog, adventure, friendship, young heroes, treasure hunt, youth, escapades, family, friends, uninhibited rivalry, legends and myths, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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, semi serious, captivating, light, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: president, adventure, family, on the road, boarding school, boy, dog, couples, society, obsessive quest, youth, boarding school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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: sincere, humorous, captivating, entertaining, feel good ...
Audience: teens, family outing
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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: feel good, humorous, light, captivating, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Dog Gone (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
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Duration: 108 min.
Story: A courageous boy battles a gang of bumbling thieves to rescue a dog carrying a fortune in stolen diamonds.
Style: humorous, feel good, captivating, entertaining, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: dog, caper, rescue, disorder, escapades, rivalry, adventure, crime gone awry, heist, danger, odd couple, crimes ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, semi serious, touching, light
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: animal life, save the day, pets, family, family relations, christmas movie, christmas, dog, golden retriever, adventure, love, destiny ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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
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Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Comedy, Family
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Duration: 85 min.
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Audience: family outing, kids, teens
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Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
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Style: feel good, humorous, captivating, light, sincere ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers
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Genre: Comedy, Family
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Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, light, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: louisiana, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Hotel for Dogs (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Placed in a foster home that doesn't allow pets, 16-year-old Andi and her younger brother, Bruce, turn an abandoned hotel into a home for their dog. Soon other strays arrive, and the hotel becomes a haven for every orphaned canine in town. But ...
Style: feel good, humorous, entertaining, light, semi serious ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing, teens, girls' night
Plot: orphan, dog, animal lover, siblings relations, mischievous children, pets, young heroes, puppy, dog movie, family relations, friends, beagle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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
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The Prince and the Pauper: The Movie (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
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41%
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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: sentimental, humorous, semi serious, feel good, funny ...
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41%
Billy and Buddy (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: France, Belgium, Luxembourg
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Buddy is an abandoned young cocker spaniel waiting dejectedly in his cage for a kind, new owner to adopt him. Suddenly, Billy, a little boy whose hair is as red as Buddy's, appears. It's love at first sight and the beginning of a great ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, light, contemplative
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Genre: Family
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
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Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, captivating, entertaining ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
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Style: humorous, feel good, captivating, light, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Genre: Comedy, Family
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Duration: 99 min.
Story: After losing her daughter in an accident, Carmen loses all incentive to keep going, until she receives an unexpected letter from the adoption agency: her daughter was finally granted the Vietnamese girl she had asked for adoption and whose name is ...
Style: entertaining, sincere, feel good, captivating, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: adoption, female friendship, friend, society, friendship, friends, youth, friendship between women, adventure, lifestyle, women, journey
Time: contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 3.7
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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, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Summertime Switch (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Young punk Freddie Egan is in a juvenile detention center for the summer. Spoiled rich-kid Frederick Egan III is going to a luxurious summer camp. However, a name mix-up at the bus terminal sends the boys to each other's destinations, and while ...
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Duration: 93 min.
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Style: entertaining, light, captivating, humorous, funny ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Mad Mom (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Everything goes for the best in Fanny's life without stories ... until she discovers that her beloved son, Arthur, nine, is the scapegoat of three boys at his school. Fanny will not leave her son alone in front of these little executioners: she ...
Style: sincere, captivating, light, feel good, funny ...
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Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: friendship, adventure, treasure hunt, save the day, pets, youth, danger, pirate, farce, escapades, family, chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%