Movies like The Yearling

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The Yearling (1994)
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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 to love deeply. Tragic conflict arises when the fawn begins eating the family's food crops.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: family relations, coming of age, countryside, killing a pet, adventure, youth, family, friends, orphan, parents and children, pets, family life, animal life, teaching the ways of the world, power relations, bittersweet, dog, boy, deer, swamp, father son relationship, hillbilly, runaway child, husband wife relationship, mother son relationship
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: florida, usa

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Most similar movies to The Yearling

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, realistic, feel good and serious films with plots about family relations, family, youth, friends, friendship, dog and coming of age mostly in Family, Drama and Adventure genres. Some movies like The Yearling: Big Red (1962), Where the Red Fern Grows (1974), The Red Pony (1973), Walking Thunder (1995), Smoke (1970). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: realistic, serious, touching, anthology
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: family, dealing with death, pets, family relations, animal life, friends, friendship, adoption, countryside, cemetery, loyalty, pneumonia ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century
Place: scotland, edinburgh scotland
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100%
 6.4
 753
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: serious, touching, feel good, sentimental
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, family relations, friends, animal life, friendship, animal training, family life, youth, adventure, coming of age, family, pets ...
Time: 60s
Place: canada, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, touching, feel good
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: countryside, friendship, coming of age, family relations, parents and children, contests and competitions, youth, family, adventure, orphan, animal life, friends ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 249
The Red Pony (1973)
Genre: Drama, Family, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A young farmboy who can't seem to communicate with his father develops an attachment to a young red pony.
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: farm, friends, youth, pets, parents and children, family relations, family problems, boy, father son relationship, pony, animal life, bittersweet ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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, ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family relations, old west, coming of age, graphic violence, mountain, child in peril, animal life, parents and children, wilderness, family life, teenage life, forces of nature ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.7
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Smoke (1970)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Fourteen-year-old Chris is haunted by the death of his father and resentful of his stepfather Cal. He befriends a lost dog and names it Smoke, but tries to keep it a secret for fear Cal will take the dog away.
Style: uplifting, realistic, serious, touching, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: family relations, farm, remarry, estrangement, animal life, betrayal, family, coming of age, youth, adventure, teenage life, boy and dog ...
Time: 60s, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.7
 7K
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, small town, coming of age, rescue, family, seal the animal, orphan, social relations, disorder, animal life, friends ...
Time: 90s, year 1962, 60s
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.1
 2K
Flipper (1963)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Many kids might say their best friend is a puppy or a pony. But for 12-year-old Sandy, the most special pet of all is the exuberant dolphin he rescues and who returns the favor by rescuing Sandy from sharks.The dolphin named Flipper first swam into ...
Style: touching, feel good, exciting, melancholic, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: dolphins, adventure, healing power, family, young heroes, friendship, youth, teenage life, pets, father son relationship, ocean, animal life ...
Time: 60s, 80s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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The Biscuit Eater (1972)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Nothing warms the heart like the story of a boy and his dog. Lonnie (Johnny Whitaker) and Text (George Spell) are two friends determined, against all odds, to turn a misfit hound into a hero. Tennessee farmer and dog trainer Harve McNeil (Earl ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, touching, humorous
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, family relations, interracial relations, dog, boy and dog, power relations, friends, animal life, disorder, heroes, young heroes, family ...
Time: 70s
Place: tennessee, georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Owd Bob (1998)
Genre: Family, Drama
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Recently orphaned David must move to the Isle of Man to live with his grandfather, Adam, who's a sheep farmer. Both long for the end of the summer, having nothing in common but their love for dogs, notably Adam's precious champion ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: orphan, dog, german shepherd, friends, animal life, family relations, farm, family problems, disorder, mischievous children, rivalry, contests and competitions ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Adventures of Ociee Nash (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Skyler Day stars as Ociee Nash, a spirited nine-year-old from rural Mississippi. Ociee's idyllic life is thrown into a tailspin when she's sent to live with her Aunt Mamie to become a "young lady". Ociee's true bravery, ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, touching, realistic, humorous
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: farm, mischievous children, adventure, starting over, young heroes, friendship, single parent, lifestyle, youth, teaching the ways of the world, family life, adoption ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: mississippi, north carolina, usa, tennessee
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36%
 6.3
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Spin (2003)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: "Spin" tells the story of a boy who loses his parents in a plane crash, is taken in by his uncle (Tucci), who then leaves him for ten years in the care of his Hispanic ranch hand (Blades) and his wife (Delany). Once in high school, Eddie ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching, sentimental
Plot: family relations, society, youth, introspection, haunted by the past, self discovery, teenage life, family problems, friends, hopes, orphan, siblings relations ...
Time: 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Tom Sawyer (1973)
Genre: Adventure, Musical, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Tom Sawyer and his pal Huckleberry Finn have great adventures on the Mississippi River, pretending to be pirates, attending their own funeral, and witnessing a murder.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, feel good
Audience: preschoolers, pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: friendship, small town, adventurer, mischievous children, adventure, young heroes, youth, orphan, escapades, family, pets, coming of age ...
Time: 19th century
Place: mississippi, missouri, usa, st. petersburg russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, serious, feel good, touching
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: family relations, small town, parents and children, miraculous event, hopes, animal life, human spirit, pets, young heroes, magic, dog, retirement home ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Everything That Rises (1998)
Genre: Drama, Western, Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: His son's critical injury forces a Montana man (Dennis Quaid) to reconsider priorities as he struggles to retain family land.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, sincere ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, friends, disability, survival, hopes, adventure, misfit, rivalry, life is a bitch, family, family life, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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: semi serious, humorous, sentimental, touching, feel good
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: family relations, child in peril, friends, disorder, animal life, getting home, young heroes, youth, family, pets, adventure, best friends ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: serious, touching, realistic
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: horse, black horse, desert, girl horse relationship, friendship, human animal relationship, rescue, survival, young heroes, mischievous children, orphan, adventure ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Christmas Bunny (2010)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The Christmas Bunny tells the story of a lonely foster child (Sophie Bolen) who finds a lost, injured rabbit in the woods on Christmas Eve. The rabbit is nursed back to health by The Bunny Lady (Florence Henderson), who runs a rabbit rescue in an ...
Style: uplifting, sentimental, captivating, sincere, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: christmas, friendship, family relations, pets, family life, nursing, coming of age, orphan, farm, rabbit, family, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: michigan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Flipper (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Sandy Ricks is sent by his mom to Coral Key, a rustic island in the Florida keys, to spend the summer with his uncle Porter Ricks. Sandy dislikes everything about his new environment until a new friend comes into his life, a dolphin named Flipper, ...
Style: touching, exciting, feel good, realistic, serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens, girls' night
Plot: dolphins, family relations, summer, family, adventure, friendship, animal life, friends, toxic, escapades, young heroes, coming of age ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Smitty (2012)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: SMITTY is a family film about a rescue dog. When life gets tough for Ben, a friendly paw is all it takes to pull him through. Mischievous thirteen-year-old Ben is sent to his grandfather's farm for the summer, where he crosses paths with a ...
Style: sincere, captivating, light, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, family, family relations, pets, single parent, farm, coming of age, youth, dog, teaching the ways of the world, friends, redemption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2010
Place: usa, iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Flicka (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A headstrong 16 year old Katy McLaughlin desires to work on her family's mountainside horse ranch, although her father insists she finish boarding school. Katy finds a mustang in the hills near her ranch. Katy then sets her mind to tame a ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, touching, road movie, talky ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens, girls' night
Plot: horse, cowboy, family relations, family, hopes, love and romance, parents and children, family life, self discovery, farm, animal life, introspection ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, wyoming
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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: dog, boy dog relationship, coming of age, countryside, family, friendship, mischievous children, pets, teenage life, family life, father son relationship, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, virginia, baltimore
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.0
 1K
Cheetah (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: An American boy and girl, spending six months in Kenya with their scientist parents adopt a cheetah, only to realize that they must set it loose so that it can learn to hunt and be free. However, when the animal is captured by poachers planning to ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, sweet, romantic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: cheetah, disney, child in peril, poacher, rhinoceros, teenage life, family, elephant, adventure, friends, animal life, disorder ...
Time: 80s
Place: kenya, africa, usa, california, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Cowgirls n' Angels (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A group of rodeo trick-riders recruits a young girl to join them.
Style: realistic, serious, feel good, sentimental
Audience: family outing
Plot: horse, rodeo, direction and purpose, friendship, self discovery, youth, hopes, parents and children, family relations, cowgirl, search for father, missing father ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.7
 27K
Max (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, War
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A dog that helped soldiers in Afghanistan returns to the U.S. and is adopted by his handler's family after suffering a traumatic experience.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, emotional, twists and turns ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: dog, youth, teenage life, adventure, friendship, pets, escapades, betrayal, rescue, family, police investigation, family bonds ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, afghanistan, texas, iraq, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.5
 901
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, pre-teens, kids
Plot: adventure, family relations, grandfather granddaughter relationship, village, youth, escapades, family life, misfit, mischievous children, orphan, family, village life ...
Place: alps, switzerland, europe, swiss alps, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: serious, realistic, touching, sincere, captivating
Audience: family outing
Plot: civil rights, dog, friendship, estrangement, family life, pets, youth, hopes, wilderness, child's point of view, family relations, mother ...
Time: 60s
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Finding Friends (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
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: serious, realistic, sincere, captivating
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, pets, save the day, fish out of water, teenage life, youth, family relations, family, escapades, young heroes, coming of age, immigrants ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
A Dog of Flanders (1999)
Genre: Family, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Poor but happy, young Nello and his grandfather live alone, delivering milk as a livelihood, in the outskirts of Antwerp, a city in Flanders (the Flemish or Dutch-speaking part of modern-day Belgium). They discover a beaten dog (a Bouvier, a large ...
Style: sentimental, touching, tear jerker, inspirational, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: dog, family, friendship, countryside, boy dog relationship, grandfather grandson relationship, family relations, drawing, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, boy and dog, life philosophy, destiny ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1930s, 70s
Place: flanders, antwerp, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Born to Be Wild (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Rick Heller is a juvenile delinquent who keeps getting himself into trouble. To keep him out of trouble his mother puts him to work cleaning the cage of a gorilla named Katie which she is teaching to communicate through the use of sign language. ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, feel good, touching ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens, girls' night ...
Plot: gorilla, sign language, pets, family, adventure, friendship, down on your luck, teenage life, laboratory, computers and web, siblings relations, on the road ...
Time: 90s
Place: hawaii, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%