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Namu, the Killer Whale (1966)
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Namu, the Killer Whale (1966)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Based on the amazing true story of a marine biologist (Robert Lansing) who befriends a six-ton Orcawhale, this "honest, fascinating and vigorously wholesome film" (Citizen-News) is heartwarming fun for the whole family. Like all close pals, Hank (Lansing) and Namu love spending time together. Whether sharing a morning swim or soaking up the afternoon sun, these two are virtually inseparable. Trouble is, the local fishermen mistakenly think that Namu is a threat. Racing against time, Hank must enlist the help of a young widow and her daughter to save Namu and prove that he's a gentle giant!
Style: semi serious, psychotronic
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: killer whale, youth, whale, adventure, family, friendship, friends, dangerous animal, escapades, animal life, daring rescue, animals, killing an animal, environmental issue, scuba, danger, underwater scene, animal, underwater
Time: 60s

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Most similar movies to Namu, the Killer Whale

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out feel good, semi serious, humorous and realistic films with plots about danger, family, escapades, adventure, animal life, friends and friendship mostly in Family, Adventure and Drama genres. Some movies like Namu, the Killer Whale: Free Willy 3: The Rescue (1997), Free Willy 2 (1995), Flipper (1963), Andre (1994), Flipper's New Adventure (1964). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Free Willy 3: The Rescue (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Willy the whale is back, this time threatened by illegal whalers making money off sushi. Jesse, now 16, has taken a job on an orca-researching ship, along with old friend Randolph and a sarcastic scientist, Drew. On the whaler's ship is captain ...
Style: realistic, touching, humorous, surreal, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: kids, girls' night, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: killer whale, friendship, whale, adventure, friends, hunting, rescue, black market, animals, childhood, youth, family ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 5.0
 19K
Free Willy 2 (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: France, USA
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: sweet, sentimental, touching, feel good, light ...
Audience: kids, girls' night, teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: killer whale, whale, friendship, adventure, family, childhood, ocean, rescue, daring rescue, greed, animals, human animal relationship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
 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, melancholic, exciting, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: dolphins, adventure, youth, family, healing power, pets, ocean, coming of age, young heroes, friendship, teenage life, children ...
Time: 80s, 60s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 5.6
 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: sentimental, humorous, touching, feel good, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, teens, chick flick ...
Plot: animals, coming of age, seal the animal, childhood, friendship, small town, orphan, youth, family, magic, sister sister relationship, father daughter relationship ...
Time: year 1962, 90s, 60s
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Flipper's New Adventure (1964)
Genre: Family, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: While widowed Porter Ricks is away at school learning to be a park ranger, his teen-aged son, Sandy, under adult supervision from a neighbor, remains at the family home in the Florida Keys with his pet dolphin, Flipper. While Po (as Porter is called ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, cult film
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: island, beach, dolphins, youth, gangsters, crimes, save the day, daring rescue, family, buddies, heroes, confined ...
Time: 60s
Place: bahamas, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.0
 76K
Free Willy (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When maladjusted orphan Jesse vandalizes a theme park, he is placed with foster parents and must work at the park to make amends. There he meets Willy, a young Orca whale who has been separated from his family. Sensing kinship, they form a bond and, ...
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, uplifting, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, chick flick, pre-teens
Plot: animals, killer whale, human animal relationship, freedom, friendship, family, adventure, ocean, happy ending, animal life, unlikely friendships, rescue ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: portland oregon, oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Free Willy: Escape from Pirate's Cove (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: After young Kirra (Bindi Irwin) leaves her Australian home to summer with her grandfather (Beau Bridges) in South Africa, she soon discovers a baby orca stranded in the lagoon near her grandfather’s rundown seaside amusement park. She names the ...
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, kids, pre-teens
Plot: killer whale, animal rescue, family relations, friendship, confined, adventure, ocean, captivity, mischievous children, young heroes, heroes, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa, south africa, cape town south africa, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, dark fantasy, humorous, unusual plot structure, intense ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: disney, cougar, friendship, wilderness, family, adventure, animals, runaway, redemption, talking animals, transformation, destiny ...
Time: 60s
Place: washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 4.8
 3K
Buddy (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An eccentric socialite raises a gorilla as her son.
Style: humorous, feel good, light, semi serious, touching ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, kids, teens, pre-teens
Plot: gorilla, zoo, socialite, family, adventure, animals, chimpanzee, friendship, unlikely friendships, adaptation, wilderness, family relations ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 80s
Place: usa, canada, chicago illinois, new york, philadelphia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.7
 18K
The Bear (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: France, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An orphan bear cub hooks up with an adult male as they try to dodge human hunters.
Style: touching, scenic, uplifting, captivating, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: animals, wilderness, survival, adventure, nature, bear, friendship, dog, family, hunting, bear attack, heroic mission ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: british columbia, canada, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.1
 548
Silver Wolf (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A ranger (Michael Biehn) and his 16 year old nephew (Shane Meier) struggle to save a wolf from a rancher (Roy Scheider), who is out to kill it.
Style: uplifting, sentimental, feel good, touching, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: wolf, survival, uncle nephew relationship, snowboarding, death of father, teenage life, human spirit, friendship, adventure, wilderness, pets, daring rescue ...
Time: 90s
Place: british columbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.6
 183
Bear with Me (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An orphaned bear cub is adopted by little Emily and her family. They name the cub Masha, raise her and release her back into the wild. Three years go by, and Emily is lost deep in the forest. Cold, frightened and alone in the darkness, she falls and ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, feel good, sincere
Plot: young heroes, adventure, friendship, missing child, escapades, getting home, family life, forest, deforestation, environmental issue, poacher, animal life ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Incredible Journey (1963)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The story of three pets, a cat and two dogs, who lose their owners when they are all on vacation. Can they find their way home?
Style: touching, unusual plot structure, humorous, melancholic, dramatic ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, teens, family outing, girls' night
Plot: dog, disney, cat, wilderness, adventure, animals, beautiful scenery, friendship, family, pets, switching places, island ...
Time: 60s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Amazing Panda Adventure (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Far from home in the lush bamboo forests of China, ten-year-old Ryan Tyler, with the help of a young girl, goes on a wonderful journey to rescue a baby panda taken by poachers.
Style: humorous, scary, sweet, unusual plot structure, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, teens, pre-teens
Plot: panda, animals, family, adventure, family relations, friends, animal life, disorder, parents and children, on the run, survival, adventurer ...
Place: china, hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Operation Dumbo Drop (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, War
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Five Green Berets stationed in Vietnam in 1968 grudgingly undertake the mission of a lifetime -- to secretly transport an 8,000-pound elephant through 200 miles of rough jungle terrain. High jinks prevail when Capt. Sam Cahill promises the ...
Style: humorous, sweet, twists and turns, feel good, touching ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night, boys' night, pre-teens
Plot: vietnam war, disney, military, rescue, elephant, politics, family, war, village, animals, children, chase ...
Time: 20th century
Place: vietnam, middle east, asia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Lassie's Great Adventure (1963)
Genre: Family, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: While in Canada Timmy and Lassie encounter a downed hot air ballonist. By accident they end up in the balloon which takes them into the wilderness. The young boy and his dog must find a way to survive even fending off a wild pig.
Style: serious, psychotronic
Audience: family outing
Plot: dog, youth, rescue, risk, wilderness, escapades, pets, getting home, heroes, hopes, adventure, survival ...
Time: 60s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Nikki, Wild Dog of the North (1961)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A family film about Nikki, a half-wolf, half-dog raised in the Yukon during the gold rush era. After being separated from her master, Nikki must fend for herself amidst bears, the harsh Yukon weather, and a trapper who wants her skin.
Style: exciting, serious
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: dog, disney, wilderness, survival, nature, animals, animal life, defiant, friends, forces of nature, friendship, family ...
Time: 60s
Place: yukon, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Dolphin Tale 2 (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The team of people who saved Winter's life reassemble in the wake of her surrogate mother's passing in order to find her a companion so she can remain at the Clearwater Marine Hospital.
Style: uplifting, sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: dolphins, veterinarian, animal life, friendship, rescue, family, youth, family relations, human spirit, hopes, friends, summer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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The Return of Tommy Tricker (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Welcome to the world of stamps with Tommy Tricker and friends as they learn the magic of travelling through time and space for the mere price of the postage. Though of course, nothing is as easy as it seems as they soon learn when they try to rescue ...
Style: semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: time travel, friendship, family relations, disorder, friends, race against time, adventure, escapades, family, youth, young heroes, rescue ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Littlest Horse Thieves (1976)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When the owner of a Yorkshire coal-mine decides to mechanize to increase profits, the mine's pit ponies are scheduled to be destroyed. So, three children plan to steal them to keep them safe. But when they're caught, it's up to the ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, feel good, touching
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: disney, horse, coal mining, girl horse relationship, pony, coming of age, animal life, friends, heroes, escapades, adventure, good versus evil ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: yorkshire, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.9
 1K
Wolf Summer (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: Norway
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The young Norwegian girl Kim almost gets killed after falling from a hillside. She finds shelter and stumbles upon the territory of a wolf and her puppy. She barricades herself, but as time passes she finds the wolf less and less frightening. When ...
Style: serious, sincere, touching, realistic
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: poaching, rescue, wolf, courage, friendship, adventure, parents and children, family, escapades, mountain climbing, female protagonist, strong female character ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
White Fang 2: Myth of the White Wolf (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A boy and his dog, White Fang, must try to save the noble Haida tribe from evil white men in turn-of-the-century Alaska.
Style: sexy, unusual plot structure, intense, melancholic, enigmatic ...
Audience: kids, girls' night, teens, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: disney, dog, adventure, indians, survival, family, friendship, human animal relationship, ethnic conflict, fantasy world, first contact, adaptation ...
Time: 1890s, 90s, 19th century, 80s
Place: alaska, san francisco, london, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Belstone Fox (1973)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Based on the novel "The Ballad of the Belstone Fox", this heartwarming film chronicles the life of a fox much smarter than the dogs that hunt him. In fact, they never could catch him!
Audience: family outing
Plot: wild animal, english countryside, nature, heroes, disorder, family, family relations, escapades, friends, captivity, confined, pets ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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: sexy, humorous, melancholic, inspirational, dramatic ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: horse, desert, friendship, girl horse relationship, youth, family, adventure, horse race, chase, life philosophy, stereotypes, weapons ...
Place: morocco, new york, california, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Jungle Book: Mowgli's Story (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Told from Mowgli's point of view, it's the story of how a boy became a mancub and a mancub became a man.
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: jungle, child in peril, boy, disney, rescue, animal life, friends, kids in trouble, disorder, feral man, dangerous animal, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.9
 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, sweet, touching, melancholic, romantic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: disney, cheetah, coming of age, poacher, children, adventure, family, teenage life, human animal relationship, animals, brother sister relationship, elephant ...
Time: 80s
Place: africa, kenya, usa, california, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
A Christmoose Story (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: Netherlands, Sweden
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Based on the best-selling novel, A CHRISTMOOSE STORY brings to life the tale of an unlikely friendship between a young boy and a large, talking moose. Young Max has low expectations for his first Christmas after his parents’ divorce, when suddenly ...
Style: feel good, captivating, entertaining, light, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: christmas, save the day, adventure, escapades, friendship, family, disorder, friends, coming of age, gift, boy, talking animals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.6
 2K
Antarctica (1983)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Two Japanese scientists, Ushioda and Ochi, develop a bond with their sled dogs while on an expedition in Antarctica.
Style: depressing, serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: survival, dog, dog sled, expedition, nature, heroes, adventure, pets, escapades, rescue, daring rescue, hopes ...
Time: 50s
Place: antarctica, japan, asia, hokkaido, antarctic
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: dog, survival, wilderness, pets, heroes, rivalry, contests and competitions, daring rescue, escapades, adventure, adventurer, family ...
Time: 19th century, 90s
Place: alaska, yukon, london, england, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, sweet, entertaining, light, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: dog, friendship, family, pets, animals, chase, disaster, stereotypes, marriage, gangsters, runaway, justice ...
Time: 70s
Place: greece, europe, crete, athens greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%