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Oddball (2015)
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Oddball (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: Australia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The story of Allan "Swampy" Marsh and his Maremma dog Oddball. Swampy convinced local authorities to allow Oddball to protect a colony of Little Penguins on Middle Island from wild cats and dogs. Oddball succeeds in his campaign and becomes a front runner for Maremma dogs being used to protect other endangered Australian wildlife.
Style: sincere, light, captivating, exciting, feel good
Audience: family outing
Plot: pets, grandfather granddaughter relationship, pet, dog, farm, guard dog, dog training, adventure, friendship, protector, society, german shepherd, penguins, fox, unhappiness, constable, dogcatcher, sheepdog
Place: australia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out feel good, humorous, semi serious and light films with plots about friendship, dog, family, adventure, friends, pets and family relations mostly in Family, Adventure and Comedy genres. Some movies like Oddball: Against the Wild (2013), The Famous Five (2012), Napoleon (1995), Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups (2012), Lassie (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Against the Wild (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The action-packed feature film tells the dramatic tale of two siblings and their Alaskan Malamute, who must make an emergency landing when their small plane has engine problems. They find themselves in a beautiful but potentially dangerous natural ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, sentimental, suspenseful
Audience: family outing
Plot: survival, adventure, escapades, family problems, youth, danger, missing child, wilderness, pets, cave, salmon, family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
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100%
K-9 Adventures: Legend of the Lost Gold (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Kassie and her friends stumble across an old, broken pocket watch they begin an unexpected journey to unlock the secret of the legendary Garrison Gold. They'll have to solve riddles and follow clues to find the lost treasure. With the help ...
Style: feel good, exciting, semi serious, captivating, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: treasure hunt, adventure, escapades, best friends, youth, pets, young heroes, journey, friendship, rivalry, family, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
The Famous Five (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Family
Country: Germany
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The film recounts the adventures of Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy the dog on their first holiday together at the seaside. In an old smugglers' cave, the children happen to overhear a radio message that refers to the abduction of ...
Style: mysterious, light, humorous, exciting
Audience: family outing
Plot: childhood, female criminal, friendship, gang of outlaws, explorer, kidnapping, danger, chase, adventure, parents and children, police, father daughter relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: golden retriever, family relations, balloon, dog, pets, odd couple, partners, family, escapades, best friends, getting home, young heroes ...
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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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, humorous, semi serious, feel good, sincere ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: santa claus, dog, christmas, adventure, family relations, friends, stowaway, disorder, pets, animal life, family gatherings, family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Belle and Sebastian: The Adventure Continues (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: September, 1945. Sebastian impatiently waits for the return of his friend Angelina, whom he has not seen for two years. When the plane carrying the young woman to her small village in the Alps is reported to have crashed in the mountains, Sebastian ...
Style: thought provoking, captivating, feel good, exciting, light
Plot: dog, little boy, boy, friendship, boy and dog, missing person, orphan, courage, airplane accident, family secret, strong female character, mountain ...
Time: 1940s, post world war two, year 1945
Place: alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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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, countryside, coming of age, family, friendship, pets, mischievous children, family life, teenage life, father son relationship, small town ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, virginia, baltimore
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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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, feel good, light, touching ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, family, family relations, pets, farm, coming of age, youth, single parent, dog, teaching the ways of the world, hopes, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2010
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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Monica and Friends: Bonds (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: Brazil
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Fluffy, Jimmy Five's pet dog, vanished. He develops an infallible plan to rescue the little dog, but, he will need help from his faithful friends: Monica, Maggy and Smudge. Together, they will face challengers and live incredible adventures to ...
Style: entertaining, feel good, sincere, captivating, light
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: journey, quest, friendship, dog, forest, child, rescue, escapades, chase, children, friends, adventure ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Bigfoot (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The whole family will enjoy huge laughs and giant, hairy adventures with this touching tale about a big-hearted Bigfoot. Lost in the forest, he befriends three kids, Percy, Madison and Leonard, who are determined to protect him. When two local ...
Style: feel good, captivating, entertaining, light, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: forest, friendship, rescue, adventure, friends, danger, youth, captivity, school, in the woods, sasquatch, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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: family relations, young heroes, adventure, rescue, heroes, danger, youth, pets, family life, brother brother relationship, smuggling, family ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Far from Home: The Adventures of Yellow Dog (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Teenager Angus adopts a stray dog and names him Yellow. Several days later, while travelling along the coast of British Columbia with Angus's father, John, the boy and dog become stranded when turbulent waters capsize their boat. Angus's ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, exciting, serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: boy dog relationship, survival, wilderness, adventure, pets, friendship, dog, young heroes, danger, youth, teenage life, parents and children ...
Place: canada, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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To Be King (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: Netherlands, Italy
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The seventeen year old Stach is faced with five impossible assignments he has to complete in order to become king. Things do not go as easily as the boisterous Stach had expected, especially when he is confronted with matters of life and death.
Style: semi serious, captivating, light, entertaining, humorous ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: king, assignment, adventure, against the odds, escapades, ambition, palaces castles and temples, teenager, tower, reporter, corruption, friendship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
The Adventures of Greyfriars Bobby (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Family, History
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: This is the true story of a little dog that refused to leave his master's graveside in Edinburgh. The dog visited the grave for years.
Style: feel good, touching, serious, realistic
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: pets, dog, escapades, family life, friendship, family relations, rescue, danger, animal life, friends, family, youth ...
Time: 19th century
Place: scotland, europe, edinburgh scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
The Secret of Arkandias (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Theo, not the most popular boy at his school, dreams of escaping the dreary everyday life, experiencing adventure and accomplishing great heroic deeds. His dream seems to be fulfilled when, one day, he finds a very old and magical book in the ...
Style: semi serious, exciting, feel good, captivating
Audience: family outing
Plot: adventure, youth, escapades, best friends, supernatural, young heroes, teenage life, friendship, magic, heroes, magical potion, supernatural ability ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Santa Buddies (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When Puppy Paws (the fun-loving son of Santa Paws) gets bored, he finds Budderball on Santa's naughty list and figures he's just the dog to show him how to be an ordinary pup. When the magical Christmas Icicle starts to melt however, and ...
Style: feel good, sweet, light, fairy tale, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: christmas, dog, santa claus, adventure, save the day, pets, hopes, holiday, owner dog relationship, christmas present, best friends, christmas movie ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Snow Buddies (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Dylan Sprouse, Jim Belushi and Kris Kristofferson lend their voices to this family-friendly tale about a feisty pack of golden retriever puppies that embarks on an Alaskan adventure. When they find themselves stranded in the northern wilderness, the ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: golden retriever, friendship, pets, against the odds, getting home, adventure, dog sled, contests and competitions, escapades, animal life, husky dog, family ...
Time: 2000s
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Return to Nim's Island (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Fourteen year old Nim, more determined than ever to protect her island and all the wildlife that call it home, faces off against resort developers and animal poachers. Soon she realizes she can’t depend on her animal cohorts alone and must make ...
Style: humorous, exciting, sincere, captivating, offbeat
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: animal rescue, island, danger, adventure, teenage life, environmentalism, family relations, escapades, save the day, family, friendship, poacher ...
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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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, realistic, serious, uplifting, exciting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, teens, girls' night
Plot: dog, wilderness, adventure, cat, family, friendship, survival, on the road, hopes, getting home, escapades, danger ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Lassie (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA, France, Ireland, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A family in financial crisis is forced to sell Lassie, their beloved dog. Hundreds of miles away from her true family, Lassie escapes and sets out on a journey home.
Style: touching, semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: pets, dog, train ride, train travel, rescue, friendship, adventure, dog movie, parents and children, getting home, boy dog relationship, little girl ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: england, scotland, europe, yorkshire, glasgow scotland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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, sincere, humorous, captivating
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: dog, talking dog, friendship, teddy bear, adventure, rescue, heroes, getting home, mischievous children, danger, pets, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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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: family, family relations, parents and children, friends, pets, mischievous children, single parent, youth, family life, disorder, dog, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, captivating, sincere
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, pets, teenage life, fish out of water, save the day, youth, young heroes, family relations, family, escapades, coming of age, immigrants ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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The Three Dogateers (2014)
Genre: Family
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When a couple of burglars make off with their family's presents and decorations, the Three Dogateers set off on a journey to sniff out the bad guys and save Christmas!
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, captivating, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: dog, santa claus, save the day, escapades, pets, obsessive quest, christmas movie, christmas, friendship, family, disorder, dog movie ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Black Beauty (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A modern retelling of Anna Sewell’s classic novel, Black Beauty explores the heartfelt story of 15 year-old Audry who makes the discovery of a lifetime whilst volunteering at a city animal shelter. Rescued from an abusive owner and recovering from ...
Style: sincere, light, captivating, feel good
Plot: girl horse relationship, horse, equestrian, friendship, teenage girl, family relations, recovery, couples, salvation, horse jumping, summer, boy horse relationship ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
A Christmas Tail (2014)
Genre: Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Two single parents fall in love while fighting over a puppy to give to their children for Christmas.
Style: feel good, entertaining, light, sincere, captivating ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, love, single parent, fall in love, custody, family relations, rivalry, pets, dog, family, love and romance, unlikely couple
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Pudsey the Dog: The Movie (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A heartwarming, quintessentially British adventure for all the family, PUDSEY THE DOG: THE MOVIE follows cheeky London stray dog, Pudsey, who is quite happy being a lone ranger, looking out for number one, until he meets siblings Molly (Izzy ...
Style: feel good, humorous, captivating, light, sincere ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers
Plot: save the day, pets, friendship, social relations, animal life, disorder, village, family, village life, dog, heroes, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Ride a Wild Pony (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Scott, a poor farm boy, is given a wild pony from a wealthy ranch owner's herd to ride to and from school. Scott and his pony soon become an inseparable team, until one day the pony suddenly disappears. Soon after, the ranch owner's ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: farm, school, horse, pony, adventure, rise and fall, rescue, family, animal life, family relations, disability, friends ...
Time: 1910s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Harry Hill Movie (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Musical
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The comedy film sees TV Burp star Hill embark on a road trip to Blackpool with his Nan (Julie Walters) when he discovers that his hamster only has one week to live.
Style: humorous, captivating, entertaining, light, feel good ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: adventure, on the road, goofy hero, escapades, chase, pets, disorder, silly humor, friendship, chases and races, theme park, amusement park ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Belle and Sebastian, Friends for Life (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: 12 year-old Sebastian has decided not to follow his father and Angelina to Canada, deciding to stay in the alps to watch over Belle who has now become the mother of three beautiful pups. When a stranger arrives claiming to be Belle’s rightful ...
Style: touching, sincere, scenic, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: dog, boy dog relationship, friendship, abduction, search and rescue, human animal relationship, friends, villain, escape, violent man, mountain, animal human communication ...
Time: 1940s
Place: alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%