Movies like Swallows and Amazons 1974

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Swallows and Amazons (1974)
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Swallows and Amazons (1974)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: On holiday with their mother in the Lake District in 1929 four children are allowed to sail over to the nearby island in their boat Swallow and set up camp for a few days. They soon realise this has been the territory of two other girls who sail the Amazon, and the scene is set for serious rivalry.
Style: humorous, sentimental, touching, feel good, semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: island, family relations, children, boat, camping, adventure, ship, youth, gang, friendship, family, ocean or sea, friends, family life, frame up, lake or river, siblings relations, holiday, sister sister relationship, sailboat, boy, summer vacation, lake, girl, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 1930s
Place: england

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Hildegarde, a Duck Down Under (2001)
Genre: Family, Adventure
Country: Australia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A family's adventure to save one of their own - their beloved pet duck.
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, semi serious
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family relations, adventure, young heroes, rescue, heroes, danger, pets, youth, family life, brother brother relationship, smuggling, family ...
Time: contemporary
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War of the Buttons (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Occupied France; Lebrac leads a play war between two rival kid gangs, but a girl he likes, who's Jewish, is in danger of being discovered by local Nazi sympathisers. Lebrac and the village must now respond to the reality of what's ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: rivalry, village, adventure, mischievous children, fall in love, friendship, young heroes, social relations, disorder, love and romance, youth, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1944
Place: france, europe
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Lassie (1994)
Genre: Family, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An update of the Lassie legend stars Thomas Guiry as a troubled city kid whose family retreats to the country, where he befriends the famous collie and changes for the better. Conflict develops when a ruthless sheep rancher causes trouble for ...
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, semi serious, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: countryside, coming of age, dog, family, friendship, animal life, teenage life, family life, mischievous children, pets, father son relationship, boy dog relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, virginia
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The Legend of Johnny Lingo (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When a storm washes a canoe bearing an infant boy ashore upon a small South Pacific island, he is at first well-received as a gift from the heavens, even to the point of the tribal chief adopting him as a successor. However, with time as hardships ...
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, semi serious, exciting
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: island, adventure, young heroes, starting over, friendship, tragic love, youth, heroes, escapades, social misfits, family life, orphan ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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War of the Buttons (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: 1960. The thrilling battles waged by a band of kids from two rival villages in the southern French countryside.
Style: humorous, sentimental, feel good, realistic, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: mischievous children, friendship, family, countryside, children, school, rivalry, disorder, social relations, uninhibited rivalry, friends, village ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Percy, Buffalo Bill and I (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Romance
Country: Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Ulf think this is going to be an ordinary summer. Going to his grand parents and swim in the lake and tease his brother. But that's not the case, because this summer he will fall in love with Pia.
Style: sentimental, captivating, light, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, fall in love, romance, best friends, family life, family relations, escapades, youth, summer vacation, swimming, boy, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Adventures of Bailey: Christmas Hero (2012)
Genre: Family
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: It's "Christmas time" at the Baker household, and Bailey is at it again. Worried that he will not get any presents from Santa because he's been a bad doggie, Bailey learns about a mysterious Native American Indian called the ...
Style: humorous, touching, sentimental, semi serious, feel good
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: family life, friendship, siblings relations, getting home, on the road, family relations, hopes, dog, christmas, escapades, coming of age, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Free Willy 2 (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: France, USA, Luxembourg
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Jesse becomes reunited with Willy three years after the whale's jump to freedom as the teenager tries to rescue the killer whale and other orcas from an oil spill.
Style: feel good, realistic, semi serious, humorous, touching ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, teens, girls' night
Plot: killer whale, friendship, family relations, whale, family, adventure, island, rescue, daring rescue, parents and children, teenage love, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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The Children of Noisy Village (1986)
Genre: Family
Country: Sweden
Duration: 87 min.
Story: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The Children of Noisy Village (Swedish: Alla vi barn i Bullerbyn) is a 1986 film directed by Lasse Hallström, based on books by Astrid Lindgren. The movie starred Anna Sahlin and premiered in December 6, 1986 ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: friendship, escapades, family, adventure, youth, mischievous children, friends, disorder, village, village life, children, lake ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Cheaper by the Dozen 2 (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Steve Martin and Bonnie Hunt return as heads of the Baker family who, while on vacation, find themselves in competition with a rival family of eight children, headed by Eugene Levy,
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, semi serious, funny ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: large family, family relations, mischievous children, family, eccentric family, family vacation, holiday, competition, rivalry, lake, teenage life, pregnancy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, new york, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Magic in the Water (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Radio psychologist Jack Black takes his children Joshua and Ashley on a 'vacation' to a lake in British Columbia. While he grinds away at work the children discover that the famous local lake monster "Orky" may not be just a ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family relations, vacation, children, lake, creature, child as adult, parents and children, friendship, resort, family life, estrangement, lake or river ...
Place: british columbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
The Challenge (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The Challenge is an action adventure/adventure comedy. Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen play estranged twins with very opposite personalities. Lizzie is very focused and driven, while Shane is more relaxed, but concerned about the environment. Both girls ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, touching, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: twin sister, twins, adventure, competition, island, ambition, teenage life, rivalry, contests and competitions, youth, family life, when the parents are away ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Treasure Island (1972)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: UK, France, Italy, West Germany, Spain
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Young Jim Hawkins finds himself serving with pirate captain Long John Silver in search of a buccaneer's treasure, in this short adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic tale.
Style: humorous, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: ship, island, treasure hunt, rebellion, heroes, dishonesty, master villain, young heroes, adventurer, pirate, betrayal, good versus evil ...
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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 ⇓
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Far from Home: The Adventures of Yellow Dog (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Teenager Angus adopts a stray dog and names him Yellow. Several days later, while travelling along the coast of British Columbia with Angus's father, John, the boy and dog become stranded when turbulent waters capsize their boat. Angus's ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, exciting, serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: survival, wilderness, rescue, adventure, pets, friendship, dog, teenage life, danger, youth, young heroes, parents and children ...
Place: canada, london
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The Lost Treasure of Sawtooth Island (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Danny Quinn (Seth Bernard) lives with one great dream... he wants to prove his late father was right about a pirate treasure in the depths of Lake Michigan.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: treasure hunt, family relations, treasure map, orphan, ghost, rescue, young heroes, escapades, family, friendship, family life, dealing with death ...
Place: michigan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
More About the Children of Noisy Village (1987)
Genre: Family
Country: Sweden
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Bullerbyn är en liten, liten by i Småland. Där ligger tre gårdar. I Mellangården bor Lisa med sina bröder Lasse och Bosse, i Norrgården bor systrarna Britta och Anna och i Sörgården bor Olle. Ja, och så Kerstin också, Olles lillasyster. ...
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, feel good, humorous
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: family relations, children, christmas, winter, youth, family, friends, social relations, family life, friendship, parents and children, siblings relations ...
Time: 30s, 1930s, year 1929
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Shipwrecked (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: Norway, Sweden, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A young Norwegian boy in 1850s England goes to work as a cabin boy and discovers some of his shipmates are actually pirates.
Style: serious, feel good, exciting
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: ship, island, pirate, rescue, stowaway, child in peril, rivalry, adventure, adventurer, escapades, heroes, family ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1850s
Place: england, europe, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Andre (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The true story of how a marine seal named Andre befriended a little girl and her family, circa 1962.
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night, teens ...
Plot: friendship, family relations, coming of age, rescue, small town, family, orphan, disorder, animal life, best friends, getting home, heroes ...
Time: 90s, year 1962, 60s, 1960s
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Charlie, the Lonesome Cougar (1967)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: A heartwarming Disney classic in which a cougar, who was rescued as a cub and raised by a group of loggers in the Pacific Northwest, reverts back to his natural instincts, leading to hilarious (and dangerous) consequences.
Style: feel good, semi serious, touching, entertaining, humorous ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: friendship, wilderness, orphan, pets, adventure, family, forces of nature, social differences, adoption, danger, dangerous animal, getting home ...
Time: 60s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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: sentimental, touching, feel good, serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: animal training, coming of age, youth, family, save the day, pets, orphan, family relations, friends, animal life, family life, friendship ...
Time: 60s
Place: canada, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Black Stallion Returns (1983)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: "Black" is a stunning fire-and-silk stallion celebrated the world over. But to his young American owner, Alec Ramsay (Kelly Reno), he's much more. So, when the amazing animal is stolen, Alec will stop at nothing to get him back. Alec ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, tense, unusual plot structure, melancholic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens
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Place: morocco, africa, new york, california
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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
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Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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The Lost Treasure of the Knights Templar (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: Denmark
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Danish brilliant pre-teen student Nis uses his summer holiday to learn Latin so he can properly study the Knights Templar inheritance on Bjornholm island from sources. His friends Mathias, a dumb jock, and Kathrine, who only comes to spend time wear ...
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, tense, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: treasure hunt, ancient mystery, rescue, parents and children, mystery, adventure, danger, curses spells and rituals, island, religions or cults, family relations, legends and myths ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Bigfoot (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The whole family will enjoy huge laughs and giant, hairy adventures with this touching tale about a big-hearted Bigfoot. Lost in the forest, he befriends three kids, Percy, Madison and Leonard, who are determined to protect him. When two local ...
Style: feel good, entertaining, captivating, light, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: rescue, adventure, friendship, friends, danger, youth, captivity, school, in the woods, sasquatch, rivalry, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Napoleon (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: Australia, Japan
Duration: 81 min.
Story: The adventures of Golden Retriever pup Napoleon and his friend, the parrot Birdo Lucci.
Style: semi serious, feel good, touching, humorous
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: family relations, dog, balloon, golden retriever, pets, rescue, heroes, best friends, getting home, adventure, escapades, youth ...
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Storm Bound (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A ripping adventure yarn about teenage boys who join the crew of a ship of the Dutch East India Company in the 17th century. After a dramatic shipwreck and escape from an attack by natives, they must make their way to safety by themselves.
Style: exciting, serious, atmospheric, captivating
Audience: family outing
Plot: ship, island, adventure, heroes, survival, isolation, fall in love, confined, danger, youth, escapades, ocean or sea ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Blue Fin (1978)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: Australia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Based on the children's novel by celebrated South Australian author 'Colin Thiele' , this is an emotional father and son story about tuna fishing of Southern Blue Fin tuna in South Australia's Port Lincoln fishing district. ...
Style: semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, danger, rescue, young heroes, family, youth, escapades, adventure, coming of age, ship, friendship, forces of nature ...
Time: 70s
Place: australia, south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Gnome-Mobile (1967)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An eccentric millionaire and his grandchildren are embroiled in the plights of some forest gnomes who are searching for the rest of their tribe. While helping them, the millionaire is suspected of being crazy because he's seeing gnomes! ...
Style: humorous, touching, feel good, semi serious, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, kids
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Place: california, usa, san francisco, new jersey
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