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Rusty: A Dog's Tale (1998)
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Rusty: A Dog's Tale (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two orphans named Jory and Tess live with their grandparents. However, their cousins Bart and Bertha try to take them away because the two kids have trust funds from their dead parents. When Bart and Bertha kidnap the newborn puppies, Rusty the dog decides to save them.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: dog, family relations, rescue, child custody, adventure, heroes, family, youth, friends, misfit, pets, orphan, family life, escapades, getting home, animal life, mischievous children, disorder, hopes, young heroes, daring rescue, animals, talking animals, talking dog, elephant ...
Time: 90s, 1990s

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Most similar movies to Rusty: A Dog's Tale

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, feel good and touching films with plots about family, family relations, disorder, youth, adventure, heroes and family life mostly in Family, Comedy and Adventure genres. Some movies like Rusty: A Dog's Tale: Joey (1997), Beethoven's 5th (2003), Air Buddies (2006), Bingo (1991), Bailey's Billion$ (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Joey (1997)
Genre: Family, Adventure, Comedy
Country: Australia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Billy is a boy who is trying to save a baby kangaroo called Joey when it is caught and taken to Sydney. Linda, the young daughter of the U.S. Ambassador is helping Billy in his task.
Style: semi serious, touching, feel good, humorous
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: youth, animals, kangaroo, family relations, child in peril, friends, animal life, disorder, rescue, babies and infants, young heroes, mischievous children ...
Place: australia, sydney australia
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100%
Beethoven's 5th (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. When Sara takes Beethoven to spend summer vacation with wacky Uncle Freddie in an old mining town, the mischievous canine "digs up" the missing clue to a legendary hidden fortune of Rita and Moe ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: dog, youth, animals, family relations, family life, friendship, family, best friends, chase, partners, escapades, odd couple ...
Time: 2000s
Place: usa
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58%
 4.6
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Air Buddies (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Here’s the delightful tale of teamwork and adventure your whole family will love! Air Bud is the proud father of five adorable puppies - the hip-hopping B-Dawg, lovely Rosebud, mellow Buddha, dirt-loving Mudbud, and the big fella Budderball - with ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, touching
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: puppy, dog, family, golden retriever, pets, friendship, partners, adventure, buddies, disorder, heroic mission, odd couple ...
Time: 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Aussie and Ted's Great Adventure (2009)
Genre: Family
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Aussie, a lovable Australian mutt, embarks on a mission to return his young owner's missing Teddy Bear.
Style: semi serious, captivating, sincere, humorous
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: dog, talking dog, teddy bear, friendship, heroes, rescue, adventure, getting home, youth, young heroes, mischievous children, best friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, australia
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56%
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A Dog's Tale (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Anything is possible when the Professor tells Tim about a supernova that grants wishes. Unfortunately, when Tim's wish doesn't go as planned, he finds himself in a dog's body!
Style: feel good, touching, semi serious, humorous, exciting
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: youth, child as adult, mischievous children, adventure, wish come true, treasure hunt, heroes, escapades, daring rescue, hopes, disorder, family life ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Bingo (1991)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Bingo, the runaway circus dog, is off the leash and saving Chuckie's life! Bingo and the boy become the best of friends in this canine comedy featuring doggy disguises and skateboarding, pinball and prison. Chuckie and his parents (Cindy ...
Style: humorous, touching, not serious, entertaining, parody ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: dog, friendship, on the road, family, adventure, rescue, escapades, animals, youth, pets, animal life, kidnapping ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Bailey's Billion$ (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Sweet and savvy talking golden retriever, Bailey, is one doggone lucky pooch when his devoted owner, Constance Pennington, leaves him her entire billion-dollar fortune. Bailey is lucky, that is, until he becomes the target of an elaborately-designed ...
Style: feel good, humorous, sweet, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: talking dog, pets, inheritance, friendship, mischievous children, cons and scams, dog, golden retriever, adventure, animal life, family relations, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
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49%
Ace Ventura Jr: Pet Detective (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: "I will try to be normal" 12-year-old Ace Ventura Jr. promises. Thats cool, except whats normal for him is finding missing mutts, kidnapped kitties or gone gators and creating hilarious chaos every step of the way.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic, saga
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, pre-teens
Plot: pets, rescue, obsessive quest, escapades, adventure, disorder, uncover truth, heroes, young heroes, amateur detective, family, private detective ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
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48%
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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: humorous, touching, feel good, semi serious
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: dog, pets, golden retriever, balloon, family relations, misfit, rescue, youth, best friends, partners, heroes, getting home ...
Place: australia, sydney australia
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47%
Zeus and Roxanne (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Mary Beth is a marine biologist that gets annoyed when a dog called Zeus stows aboard her research boat. Nevertheless she is intrigued when the intrusive canine makes best-friends with her captive dolphin, Roxanne. She falls in love with Zeus's ...
Style: feel good, sweet, melancholic, touching, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: dog, dolphins, friendship, adventure, youth, family, animals, rescue, opposites attract, single parent, odd couple, daring rescue ...
Place: bahamas
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Benji: Off the Leash! (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Benji and his friends try to save his mother from a puppy mill.
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, sentimental, feel good
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: dog, youth, odd couple, adventure, young heroes, friendship, against the odds, rescue, pets, mischievous children, parents and children, fish out of water ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 ⇓
38%
Slappy and the Stinkers (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Five 2nd-grade kids who don't follow strict rules by their school principal Brinway are dubbed "Stinkers" by him. On the class visit to an aquarium the Stinkers decide that a sea lion called Slappy doesn't feel too good there, ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing, teens
Plot: sea lion, youth, family relations, rescue, school, power relations, animal life, disorder, friends, coming of age, save the day, misfit ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Kids World (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany, New Zealand, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: What would you wish for if you were eleven and could have anything in the world? Your parents don't understand you. Your teenage brother is constantly getting you in trouble...for things he did! You're in love with the twelve-year-old girl ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, suspense
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: youth, experiment gone awry, teenage life, child as adult, friendship, young heroes, mischievous children, adventure, disorder, wish come true, family life, rescue ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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
Plot: dog, father daughter relationship, widower, family relations, family, friends, pets, parents and children, disorder, youth, single parent, mischievous children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Kids Who Saved Summer (2004)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 71 min.
Story: A group of youngsters trying to save their playground from an unscrupulous developer who wants to build a factory there.
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: youth, family relations, adventure, disorder, friends, mischievous children, family, family life, factory, friendship, deception, heroes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: semi serious, humorous, touching, feel good
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: youth, family relations, young heroes, adventure, heroes, rescue, pets, family life, brother brother relationship, smuggling, animals, single parent ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Ozzie (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: New Zealand, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ozzie is a young koala living in Australia. He is kidnapped by two goons (Buzz and Tank) who work for Max Happy, president of Happy Toys. Legend says that Ozzie speaks English and Max wants to clone Ozzie into hundreds of koalas and sell them for a ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, neo screwball comedy
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: youth, family relations, family life, child in peril, disorder, escapades, family, rivalry, mischievous children, rescue, kidnapping, cons and scams ...
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Prehysteria! (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A young boy and his family embark on a series of adventures when the boy finds some mysterious eggs which hatch to reveal a brood of baby dinosaurs.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, psychotronic, surprise ending ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: dinosaur, adventure, single parent, prehistoric animal, monster, family relations, museum, teenage life, family life, youth, misfit, escapades ...
Time: prehistoric times, prehistory
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Beethoven's 4th (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The family is pleasantly surprised and puzzled when Beethoven suddenly becomes obedient. Turns out it's a prince and the pauper scenario, with the real Beethoven now living with a pompous rich family.
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: dog, youth, human dog relationship, saint bernard dog, family relations, disorder, parents and children, mistaken identity, fish out of water, pets, escapades, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Chestnut: Hero of Central Park (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Ray and Sal, two orphaned sisters, adopt and hide a Great Dane puppy from their two adopted parents living in a luxury downtown New York apartment that expressely forbids dogs.
Style: humorous, semi serious
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: dog, youth, pets, human animal relationship, mischievous children, family life, disorder, parents and children, reincarnation, adoption, animal life, nun ...
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Sherlock: Undercover Dog (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Billy, 10, a dreamer, wants to be taken seriously so he can live with his toy-designer father on Catalina Island. Billy's plans get seriously spoilt when Sherlock, a talking police dog, demands his help to rescue his police detective handler ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, offbeat
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: dog, youth, friends, disorder, family, investigation, partners, young heroes, heroes, pets, rivalry, good versus evil ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: semi serious, humorous, feel good, realistic
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: dog, pets, filmmaking, disorder, rescue, odd couple, adventure, mischievous children, hollywood, fish out of water, human animal relationship, owner dog relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When the pets accidentally get separated from their vacationing owners, Chance, Shadow, and Sassy navigate the mean streets of San Francisco, trying to find their home across the Golden Gate Bridge. But the road is blocked by a series of hazards, ...
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, romantic, road movie ...
Audience: kids, girls' night, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: dog, disney, talking cat, talking dog, pets, animals, childhood, family, adventure, cat, talking animals, gang ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, canada, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Metro Chase (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Adventure
Country: France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: This family comedy is about, Zack, an 8-year old American boy who is separated from his 18-year old sister, as they arrive in Paris for a family vacation. Seth, and friends track Zack down.
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, captivating
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: mischievous children, chase, adventure, young heroes, disorder, kids in trouble, youth, silly humor, child in peril, family relations, friends, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Air Bud: Seventh Inning Fetch (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Josh is off to his first year of college and buddy has stayed behind with joshs little sister andrea and the rest of the family. Adrea attempting to fit in with her jr. High classmates decides to join the baseball team and along the way discovers ...
Style: feel good, light, humorous, semi serious
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: golden retriever, dog, baseball, sport team, youth, underdog, contests and competitions, disorder, family relations, sport, family, hopes ...
Time: 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Ugly Dachshund (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The Garrisons (Dean Jones and Suzanne Pleshette) are the "proud parents" of three adorable dachshund pups -- and one overgrown Great Dane named Brutus, who nevertheless thinks of himself as a dainty dachsie. His identity crisis results in ...
Style: feel good, humorous, entertaining, funny, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: dog, disney, family, great dane, dachshund, romance, happy ending, justice, pets, disorder, mistaken identity, family life ...
Time: 60s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 ⇓
30%
The Million Dollar Kid (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Comedy, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The Hunter family has hit the jackpot--scoring a winning 50 million dollar lottery ticket! But when the ticket is lost on the way to cashing it in, the Hunters face overwhelming obstacles in chasing down the ticket before it is stolen by some ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, touching, humorous
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: lottery, family relations, lottery ticket, dog, adventure, nothing goes right, disorder, family, mischievous children, race against time, family life, down on your luck ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Tommy Tricker and the Stamp Traveller (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When the joker Tommy Tricker plays some practical jokes on some of his friends, his best friend Ralph, a stamp collector, discovers the secret of "stamp travel" to make him travel around the world on a stamp to bring back the mysterious ...
Style: semi serious, touching, feel good, humorous
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: friends, exploitation, family relations, travel, disorder, young heroes, mischievous children, misfit, getting home, heroes, family, pirate ...
Place: australia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%