Movies like Nine Lives

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Nine Lives (2016)
 5.3
 18K
Nine Lives (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: France, China, Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A stuffy businessman finds himself trapped inside the body of his family's cat.
Style: light, melancholic, entertaining, surreal, awful
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: cat, transformation, father daughter relationship, love, magic, husband wife relationship, family, fantasy world, greed, family drama, skyscraper, betrayal, life & death, animals, talking animals, redemption, happy ending, kids and family, self sacrifice, father son relationship, saving a life, personal growth, rebirth, switching bodies, body transformation ...

Most similar movies to Nine Lives

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, light, entertaining and melancholic films with plots about family, childhood, dialogue, culture clash, runaway, children and mentor mostly in Family, Comedy and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Nine Lives: The Shaggy Dog (2006), A Simple Wish (1997), A Dog's Purpose (2017), A Street Cat Named Bob (2016), Fluke (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 4.4
 17K
The Shaggy Dog (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The tale of a workaholic dad-turned-dog who finds that being man's best friend shows him the most important job - being a great dad.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, offbeat, touching ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, chick flick
Plot: family, human becomes animal, dog, laboratory, pets, transformation, experiment gone awry, surfing, lawyer, parents and children, daughter, wife husband relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
A Simple Wish (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Murray is a male fairy godmother, and he is trying to help 8-year-old Anabel to fulfil her "simple wish" - that her father Oliver, who is a cab driver, would win the leading role in a Broadway musical. Unfortunately, Murray's magic ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, offbeat, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: magic, fairy godmother, family, mischievous children, supernatural ability, follow your dream, parents and children, child as adult, vengeance, cinderella story, curses spells and rituals, imaginary kingdom ...
Place: nebraska, usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
A Dog's Purpose (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, India
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A dog goes on quest to discover his purpose in life over the course of several lifetimes with multiple owners.
Style: touching, sweet, melancholic, sad, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: dog, reincarnation, transformation, dog movie, happy ending, adaptation, human animal relationship, life & death, animals, love, death, talking animals ...
Time: 2010s, 1990s, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
A Street Cat Named Bob (2016)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Based on the international best selling book. The true feel good story of how James Bowen, a busker and recovering drug addict, had his life transformed when he met a stray ginger cat.
Plot: cat, street musician, pet cat, human animal relationship, drug addict, addiction, homeless, moral transformation, guitarist, chemist, singer, pet ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.7
 6K
Fluke (1995)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Workaholic Thomas Johnson dies in an auto accident and comes back to life as a dog. Remembering some of who he was, he returns to his wife and son to protect them from the man who caused his accident. But, as time goes by, he remembers more of his ...
Style: touching, semi serious, feel good, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: reincarnation, human becomes animal, getting home, family relations, family life, afterlife, family, starting over, talking dog, dog movie, parent child relationship, hopes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.6
 59K
Beethoven (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The Newton family live in their comfortable home, but there seems to something missing. This "hole" is filled by a small puppy, who walks into their home and their lives. Beethoven, as he is named, grows into a giant of a dog... a St ...
Style: feel good, humorous, sweet, sincere, funny ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family, dog, puppy, pets, parents and children, nothing goes right, family life, animal rescue, rescue, saint bernard dog, suburbs, anti heroes ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.1
 4K
Good Boy! (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An intergalactic dog pilot from Sirius (the dog star), visits Earth to verify the rumors that dogs have failed to take over the planet.
Style: sentimental, entertaining, thought provoking, tense, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: dog, friendship, space and aliens, human animal relationship, talking dog, mission, mentor, outer space, benign alien, family, pets, anti heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Doctor Dolittle (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A successful physician and devoted family man, John Dolittle (Eddie Murphy) seems to have the world by the tail, until a long suppressed talent he possessed as a child, the ability to communicate with animals is suddenly reawakened with a vengeance! ...
Style: light, funny, emotional, clever, melancholic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, date night
Plot: clinic, friendship, animal human communication, doctor, talking animals, african american, dog, father daughter relationship, father son relationship, dysfunctional family, adventure, happy ending ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In the sequel to Tim Burton's "Alice in Wonderland", Alice Kingsleigh returns to Underland and faces a new adventure in saving the Mad Hatter.
Style: fairy tale, entertaining, surreal, funny
Audience: family outing
Plot: queen, fantasy world, clock, dark fantasy, adventure, magic, rabbit, sister sister relationship, beautiful scenery, imagination, talking animals, falling from height ...
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.3
 30K
Jack Frost (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A father, who can't keep his promises, dies in a car accident. One year later, he returns as a snowman, who has the final chance to put things right with his son before he is gone forever.
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: christmas, reincarnation, snowman, holiday, family, redemption, parents and children, loss, christmas party, family relations, self discovery, family life ...
Place: denver colorado, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Odd Life of Timothy Green (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A childless couple bury a box in their backyard, containing all of their wishes for an infant. Soon, a child is born, though Timothy Green is not all that he appears.
Style: touching, semi serious, sentimental, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: wish come true, child birth, parents and children, miraculous event, couple relations, family relations, hopes, father son relationship, mother son relationship, husband wife relationship, soccer, family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Alexander's day begins with gum stuck in his hair, followed by more calamities. Though he finds little sympathy from his family and begins to wonder if bad things only happen to him, his mom, dad, brother, and sister all find themselves living ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, touching, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family, job interview, siblings relations, young heroes, parents and children, bad luck, school, one day, mischievous children, family relations, friends, birthday party ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Harry and the Hendersons (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Returning from a hunting trip in the forest, the Henderson family's car hits an animal in the road. At first they fear it was a man, but when they examine the "body" they find it's a "bigfoot". They think it's dead ...
Style: humorous, touching, feel good, melancholic, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: family, sasquatch, wildlife, adventure, friendship, parents and children, fish out of water, bounty hunter, kindness, family drama, bigfoot, mentor ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, seattle washington, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 3.9
 2K
Gordy (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A talking pig named Gordy becomes involved in a quest to save his family from the slaughterhouse.
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, touching, road movie ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: on the road, family, rescue, friendship, anti heroes, countryside, best friends, country music, mischievous children, social misfits, underdog, young heroes ...
Place: st. louis missouri, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Babe: Pig in the City (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Australia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Babe, fresh from his victory in the sheepherding contest, returns to Farmer Hoggett's farm, but after Farmer Hoggett is injured and unable to work, Babe has to go to the big city to save the farm.
Style: surreal, clever, stylized, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, kids
Plot: animals, dog, farm, chimpanzee, pig, family, fish out of water, bankruptcy, mouse, countryside, underdog, heroic mission ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: sydney australia, manhattan new york city, australia, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Barney's Great Adventure (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Mom and dad dump son Cody, daughter Abby, her best friend Marcella and a baby on the farm with Grandpa and Grandma. Purple dinosaur Barney soon appears to entertain kids, and when a large colorful egg deposited on a farm by a shooting star is ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, entertaining, melancholic ...
Audience: toddlers, kids, family outing
Plot: family, adventure, anti heroes, countryside, mischievous children, young heroes, chase, rescue, friendship, imaginary kingdom, fish out of water, heroes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When the magic powers of The Tablet of Ahkmenrah begin to die out, Larry Daley (Ben Stiller) spans the globe, uniting favorite and new characters while embarking on an epic quest to save the magic before it is gone forever.
Style: humorous, not serious, clever, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: museum, curses spells and rituals, family, night watchman, obsessive quest, fantasy world, adventure, save the day, escapades, parallel universe, magic, secrets ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1938
Place: england, london, usa, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.3
 6K
Bogus (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Recently orphaned, a young boy is taken in by his godmother who is shocked to realize that she can see the boy's imaginary friend: a flamboyant, French magician named Bogus.
Style: sentimental, touching, semi serious, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: imaginary friend, magic, friendship, circus, orphan, family, young heroes, dealing with death, aunt, wizards and magicians, imaginary, youth ...
Place: new jersey, atlantic city new jersey, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Movie in collections
The Shaggy D.A. (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Wilby Daniels, a successful lawyer running for District Attorney, suddenly finds himself being transformed into an English sheepdog. Somehow he has to keep his change a secret and find just what is causing it, all the while eluding the local dog ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: dog, lawyer, district attorney, family, college, legal action, fall in love, family life, fish out of water, dishonesty, misfit, disorder ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.4
 4K
Prancer (1989)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Jessica, the daughter of an impoverished apple farmer, still believes in Santa Claus. So when she comes across a reindeer with an injured leg, it makes perfect sense to her to assume that it is Prancer, who had fallen from a Christmas display in ...
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, feel good, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: christmas, holiday, small town, farm, barn, reindeer, friendship, family, countryside, mischievous children, young heroes, parents and children ...
Place: michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Because of Winn-Dixie (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A girl, abandoned by her mother when she was three, moves to a small town in Florida with her father. There, she adopts an orphaned dog she names Winn-Dixie. The bond between the girl and her special companion brings together the people in a small ...
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, semi serious, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, chick flick
Plot: dog, small town, friendship, father daughter relationship, family, pets, family life, family relations, dog movie, disorder, friends, mischievous children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Thomas and the Magic Railroad (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Mr. Conductor's supply of magic gold dust, which allows him to travel between Shining Time and Thomas's island, is critically low. Unfortunately, he doesn't know how to get more. Meanwhile, Thomas is fending off attacks by the nasty ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, fairy tale, light, scary ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: train, friendship, imaginary kingdom, island, family, adventurer, adventure, best friends, mischievous children, pirate, race against time, rescue ...
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Remake of the popular Disney classic, this time featuring some well known voices as two dogs and a cat trek across America encountering all sorts of adventures in the quest to be reunited with their owners.
Style: touching, feel good, sweet, exciting, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, kids
Plot: dog, friendship, pets, cat, wilderness, fish out of water, journey, adventure, family, survival, getting home, human animal relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: cross country, nevada, usa, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Charlotte's Web (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Germany, Australia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Wilbur the pig is scared of the end of the season, because he knows that come that time, he will end up on the dinner table. He hatches a plan with Charlotte, a spider that lives in his pen, to ensure that this will never happen.
Style: feel good, semi serious, touching, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, kids
Plot: friendship, family, survival, friends, pig, rescue, spring, barn, egg, uncle, spider, grass ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1930s
Place: usa, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.1
 105K
Casper (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Furious that her late father only willed her his gloomy-looking mansion rather than his millions, Carrigan Crittenden is ready to burn the place to the ground when she discovers a map to a treasure hidden in the house. But when she enters the ...
Style: feel good, humorous, sweet, light, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, friendship, afterlife, supernatural, family, danger, friends, halloween, mischievous children, palaces castles and temples, friends who live together ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: new england, usa, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Blackbeard's Ghost (1968)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Peter Ustinov stars as the eponymous wraith, who returns to Earth to aid his descendant, elderly Elsa Lanchester (Stowecroft). The villains want to kick Lanchester and her friends out of their group home so that they can build a crooked casino. Good ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, light, funny ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: pirate, witch, gambling, island, college, ghost, coach, family, young heroes, friendship, curses spells and rituals, good versus evil ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.1
 126K
We Bought a Zoo (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Benjamin has lost his wife and, in a bid to start his life over, purchases a large house that has a zoo – welcome news for his daughter, but his son is not happy about it. The zoo is in need of renovation and Benjamin sets about the work with the ...
Style: sentimental, touching, sincere, uplifting, feel good ...
Audience: kids
Plot: starting over, countryside, zoo, hopes, coping, responsibility, father son relationship, single father, animals, family drama, loss of spouse, loss of parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
A Christmas Carol (1984)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An old bitter miser who makes excuses for his uncaring nature learns real compassion when three ghosts visit him on Christmas Eve.
Style: atmospheric, semi serious, humorous, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, holiday, redemption, scrooge, self discovery, ghost, reform, reconciliation, family, supernatural ability, parents and children, hopes ...
Time: 19th century, future, victorian, victorian era, 18th century
Place: england, europe, london, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, semi serious, feel good, entertaining, light ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: family, espionage, kidnapping, pets, adventure, family life, fish out of water, anti heroes, friendship, mischievous children, odd couple, daring rescue ...
Time: 70s
Place: greece, europe, athens greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Molly Mahoney is the awkward and insecure manager of Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium, the strangest, most fantastic, most wonderful toy store in the world. But when Mr. Magorium bequeaths the store to her, a dark and ominous change begins to ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, stylized, offbeat ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: miraculous event, magic, friendship, puppet, piano, accountant, objects come to life, family, mysterious character, toys, darkness, toy ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%