Movies like Rusty: A Dog's Tale

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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: humorous, feel good, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: family relations, rescue, dog, child custody, adventure, youth, family, heroes, friends, misfit, orphan, pets, family life, anti hero, hopes, danger, getting home, animal life, mischievous children, escapades, disorder, anti heroes, young heroes, daring rescue, animals ...
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, adventure, family life, heroes and mischievous children mostly in Family, Comedy and Adventure genres. Some movies like Rusty: A Dog's Tale: Joey (1997), Air Buddies (2006), Beethoven's 5th (2003), Ace Ventura: Pet Detective Jr. (2009), Bingo (1991). 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: touching, feel good, humorous, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: family relations, kangaroo, babies and infants, danger, rescue, heroes, young heroes, mischievous children, orphan, youth, adventure, family ...
Place: australia, sydney australia
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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: semi serious, humorous, touching, feel good
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: puppy, pets, golden retriever, family, partners, adventure, buddies, animal life, friendship, odd couple, daring rescue, youth ...
Time: 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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, realistic, semi serious, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: family relations, dog, friendship, family life, partners, escapades, heroes, chase, adventure, family, youth, best friends ...
Time: 2000s
Place: usa
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56%
 5.8
 83
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, semi serious, humorous, touching, exciting
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: mischievous children, adventure, wish come true, escapades, heroes, treasure hunt, danger, family life, hopes, daring rescue, child as adult, youth ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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, humorous, captivating, sincere
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: dog, talking dog, teddy bear, friendship, adventure, rescue, heroes, getting home, best friends, youth, pets, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, australia
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49%
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective Jr. (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: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: escapades, adventure, rescue, obsessive quest, danger, disorder, uncover truth, family, pets, private detective, heroes, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
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47%
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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: touching, humorous, not serious, entertaining, feel good ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: dog, on the road, rescue, friendship, family, adventure, animal life, pets, escapades, dog movie, cross country, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: humorous, feel good, semi serious, sweet
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: talking dog, inheritance, friendship, pets, danger, mischievous children, rescue, animal life, cons and scams, getting home, family relations, dog ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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: golden retriever, family relations, dog, balloon, pets, danger, misfit, adventure, heroes, youth, escapades, partners ...
Place: australia, sydney australia
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46%
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, touching, sweet, melancholic, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night, teens
Plot: dog, friendship, dolphins, adventure, rescue, opposites attract, single parent, family, odd couple, daring rescue, escapades, youth ...
Place: bahamas
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43%
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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, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: family, family relations, parents and children, friends, pets, disorder, youth, mischievous children, dog, friendship, escapades, single parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: school, family relations, rescue, sea lion, kidnapping, teachers and students, chaos and mayhem, danger, rivalry, save the day, dedicated educator, pets ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Kids World (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, New Zealand
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: semi serious, feel good, humorous, suspense
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, mischievous children, young heroes, friendship, teenage life, experiment gone awry, child as adult, best friends, youth, disorder, family life, wish come true ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, feel good, semi serious, sweet, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: kidnapping, espionage, pets, family, friendship, heroes, friends, disorder, family relations, animal life, anti hero, heroic mission ...
Time: 70s
Place: greece, europe, crete, athens greece, athens
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: filmmaking, pets, dog, disorder, danger, rescue, fish out of water, hollywood, adventure, odd couple, mischievous children, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ 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: touching, feel good, humorous, semi serious
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family relations, young heroes, adventure, heroes, rescue, pets, youth, danger, family life, brother brother relationship, smuggling, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary
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35%
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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: semi serious, humorous, feel good, offbeat, surprise ending ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: single parent, family relations, heroes, escapades, misfit, adventure, danger, family, youth, teenage life, family life, friends ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: humorous, feel good, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: adventure, family relations, disorder, friends, family life, family, mischievous children, youth, factory, friendship, park, deception ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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, humorous, feel good
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers, kids
Plot: family relations, dog, youth, fish out of water, parents and children, mistaken identity, disorder, animal life, escapades, partners, pets, mischievous children ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Chestnut: Hero of Central Park (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 83 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, kids, pre-teens
Plot: dog, human animal relationship, family life, mischievous children, pets, youth, animal life, disorder, parents and children, reincarnation, adoption, siblings relations ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, humorous, semi serious, light
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: golden retriever, dog, sport team, underdog, contests and competitions, rescue, family life, fish out of water, family relations, disorder, friendship, against the odds ...
Time: 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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: family relations, family life, child in peril, family, youth, mischievous children, escapades, danger, rivalry, rescue, disorder, cons and scams ...
Place: australia
⇓ 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: feel good, semi serious, humorous, captivating
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, young heroes, mischievous children, chase, disorder, danger, kids in trouble, silly humor, friends, family relations, child in peril, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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, humorous, touching, realistic
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: family relations, disorder, adventure, nothing goes right, family, mischievous children, race against time, dog, lottery, lottery ticket, family life, down on your luck ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: feel good, offbeat, humorous, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: odd couple, crimes, pets, escapades, young heroes, daring rescue, family, mischievous children, rivalry, working undercover, island, friendship ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: An all-new Disney holiday classic is born - Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups. Starring a brand-new litter of the cutest talking pups ever - Hope, Jingle, Charity, and Noble - it's perfect for the whole family. When Mrs. Claus travels to Pineville, ...
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, semi serious, sincere ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: santa claus, dog, christmas, adventure, family relations, stowaway, family, disorder, youth, friends, pets, animal life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ 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, semi serious, touching, entertaining, humorous ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, wilderness, cougar, pets, orphan, adventure, family, mountain, family life, social differences, danger, mischievous children ...
Time: 60s
Place: washington state
⇓ 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: touching, feel good, humorous, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: friends, family relations, miniaturization, part animation, wish come true, disorder, rescue, family, danger, imaginary, heroes, memory loss ...
Place: australia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, semi serious, entertaining, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: family, great dane, mistaken identity, family life, pets, disorder, mischievous children, danger, best friends, unlikely partners, young heroes, rescue ...
Time: 60s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Beethoven's 3rd (2000)
Genre: Family, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Everyone's favorite St. Bernard returns in this family film about man's best friend. Richard Newton, his wife Beth and kids Brennan and Sara shove off in their camper for a road trip. Along the way, they gain a new passenger: slobbery ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: family relations, pets, family life, disorder, escapades, reunion, parents and children, silly humor, nothing goes right, family, mischievous children, dog ...
Time: 90s, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%