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When I Find the Ocean (2006)
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When I Find the Ocean (2006)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A little girl leaves home with her pet dog and rabbit to escape abuse and find the ocean in the hopes of feeling closer to her father who has passed away.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sincere, captivating
Audience: family outing
Plot: civil rights, dog, friendship, youth, pets, family life, hopes, estrangement, wilderness, child's point of view, mother, ocean or sea, family relations, racism, orphan, society, teaching the ways of the world, coming of age, grandparents, grandparent
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: alabama, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, realistic, serious and sentimental films with plots about family relations, youth, friendship, family, friends, family life and hopes mostly in Drama, Family and History genres. Some movies like When I Find the Ocean: The Watsons Go to Birmingham (2013), Saving Shiloh (2006), Little Big Girl (2002), Alabama Moon (2009), The Christmas Bunny (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Watsons Go to Birmingham (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family, History
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In the Summer of 1963, Flint, Michigan is home to the Watsons, a close knit family. When 15 year-old Byron’s antics go over the top, his parents realize enough is enough and they decide the family needs a dose of Grandma Sands' no nonsense ...
Style: captivating, realistic, sincere, humorous, semi serious
Plot: road trip, family relations, civil rights, social differences, americana, family gatherings, society, injustice, african american, family life, family, on the road ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 60s
Place: alabama, usa, michigan
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100%
 6.3
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Saving Shiloh (2006)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In this third movie about Shiloh, Judd Travers is accused of killing a man he once fought in a bar. Everyone in the town consider Judd to be guilty except Marty Preston, but even him has some doubts. Trying to clear Judd's name Marty and his ...
Style: serious, touching, captivating, sincere, saga
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: small town, dog, mischievous children, friendship, youth, best friends, family life, pets, rescue, animal actor, friends, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Little Big Girl (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 93 min.
Story: While out and about tending to his herd, young shepherd Larus meets a mysterious little girl named Tinke. Quickly realizing that the girl is alone, Larus brings Tinke some food and slowly builds a friendship with her. Tinke, whose parents died ...
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, captivating, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, hopes, friendship, family relations, friends, human nature, destiny, coming of age, grandmother granddaughter relationship, search, children, girl ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.5
 1K
Alabama Moon (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After the unexpected death of his survivalist father, an eleven year old boy raised in the Alabama wilderness must learn how to make a home in the modern world.
Style: touching, realistic, exciting, serious, feel good
Audience: family outing
Plot: wilderness, boarding school life, friendship, best friend, family, orphan, life turned upside down, father son relationship, boy, father daughter relationship, survival, adventurer ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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The Christmas Bunny (2010)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The Christmas Bunny tells the story of a lonely foster child (Sophie Bolen) who finds a lost, injured rabbit in the woods on Christmas Eve. The rabbit is nursed back to health by The Bunny Lady (Florence Henderson), who runs a rabbit rescue in an ...
Style: serious, gloomy, sentimental, touching, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: christmas, wounded animal, friends, family in crisis, parents and children, family relations, coming of age, friendship, orphan, family, pets, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: michigan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.3
 969
Storm Rider (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Spoiled 18-yr-old Dani Fielding's world is turned upside down when her father gets arrested for securities fraud, and she has to leave her upscale life in the city to stay with her gruff Uncle Sam out in the country. As Dani and her uncle ...
Style: touching, realistic, thought provoking, captivating, light ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, youth, farm, coming of age, orphan, friends, life turned upside down, self discovery, horse, friendship, couples, family
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
An American Girl Adventure (2005)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Pre-American Revolution Virginian girl whose love for the outdoors leads to the friendship of a lifetime. Felicity loves horses, and though her parents plead with her to remain indoors, she years to ride the open plains. When Felicity comes into ...
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, feel good
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, rescue, hopes, best friends, family life, young heroes, parents and children, animal life, coming of age, trust, horse, compassion ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s
Place: virginia, usa, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
A Dog Named Christmas (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A developmentally challenged young man with a penchant for caring for animals in need sets out to convince his family - and their whole rural community - to participate in a local shelter's inaugural "Adopt a Dog for Christmas ...
Style: touching, feel good, sentimental, sincere, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: pets, adoption, boy dog relationship, dog, family relations, christmas, mentally challenged, animal life, friendship, family, christmas movie, holiday ...
Time: 50s
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Miracle Dogs Too (2006)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Zack, a young boy, finds two cocker spaniels caged in the woods and takes them home. The animals, Sissy and Buddy, have magical healing powers that change the people of a small town.
Style: sentimental, serious, feel good, touching
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: small town, parents and children, miraculous event, hopes, animal life, human spirit, pets, family relations, young heroes, magic, dog, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Biscuit Eater (1972)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Nothing warms the heart like the story of a boy and his dog. Lonnie (Johnny Whitaker) and Text (George Spell) are two friends determined, against all odds, to turn a misfit hound into a hero. Tennessee farmer and dog trainer Harve McNeil (Earl ...
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, dog, family, adventure, mischievous children, animal life, disorder, pets, family life, against the odds, odd couple, train ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, tennessee, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Benji: Off the Leash! (2004)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Benji and his friends try to save his mother from a puppy mill.
Style: touching, semi serious, feel good, sentimental, humorous
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: dog, adventure, odd couple, against the odds, young heroes, friendship, youth, adoption, parents and children, rescue, fish out of water, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Where the Lilies Bloom (1974)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A family of children decide not to tell anyone their father has died, and to live on their own in the backwoods of rural North Carolina. If the state finds out they are on their own, they will be split up and sent to live in foster homes.
Style: realistic, semi serious, touching, sincere
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, siblings relations, dealing with death, friendship, wilderness, coming of age, youth, good versus evil, family relations, friends, family life, human spirit ...
Time: 70s
Place: north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
All Roads Lead Home (2008)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The story is about a 12 year old girl who loses her mother in an automobile accident. Her father struggles with the loss of his wife and trying to raise his young daughter who believes her father is partly responsible for her mother's death. ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, melancholic, sincere ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family problems, farm, family life, dysfunctional family, countryside, animal life, hopes, death in the family, healing power, dealing with death, single parent, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Secret Garden (1987)
Genre: Family, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When a spoiled English girl living in 19th century India loses both parents in a cholera epidemic, she is sent back to England to live in a country mansion. The lord is a strange old man-- frail and deformed, immensely kind but so melancholy. She ...
Style: touching, sincere, light, sentimental, disturbing ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: orphan, uncle, garden, mansion, family relations, family problems, little girl, mischievous children, family life, child's point of view, friendship, cholera ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
A Shine of Rainbows (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada, Ireland
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An orphaned boy named Tomás is adopted by Maire O’Donnell to live on a whimsical Irish isle filled with new friends, secret caves and a lost baby pup seal stranded on the coast. But when Maire's reluctant husband Alec refuses to accept ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, sincere, realistic, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, island, seal, orphanage, family relations, couples, family life, youth, adoption, parents and children, rescue, grief ...
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Where the Red Fern Grows (2003)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Set in the Ozark Mountains during the Great Depression, Billy Coleman works hard and saves his earnings for 2 years to achieve his dream of buying two coonhound pups. He develops a new trust in God as he faces overwhelming challenges in adventure ...
Style: feel good, touching, semi serious
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: friendship, follow your dream, adventure, animal life, family relations, contests and competitions, hunting, coming of age, wilderness, family life, family, hopes ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.9
 3K
Standing Up (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Based on one of the most beloved Young Adult novels of all time: Two kids are stripped naked and left together on an island in a lake - victims of a vicious summer camp prank; But rather than have to return to camp and face the humiliation, they ...
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, summer camp, self discovery, family relations, parents and children, family, youth, on the road, child's point of view, coming of age, prank, missing child ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.4
 625
One Christmas (1994)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: TV film that was to be Katherine Hepburn's last performance. Based on Truman Capote's bittersweet tale of a young boy's adventures with the father he's never known in New Orleans in the 1930s..
Style: sincere, uplifting, emotional, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: family problems, ghost, road not taken, family gatherings, parents and children, cons and scams, family relations, redemption, estrangement, dysfunctional family, child as adult, hopes ...
Time: 90s
Place: new orleans, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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An American Girl: Chrissa Stands Strong (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A fourth grader and her friends deal with bullying from a more popular girl in their class.
Style: semi serious, feel good, touching, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, family life, youth, family relations, family, school, brother sister relationship, female protagonist, father daughter relationship, teacher student relationship, mother daughter relationship, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Adventures of Bailey: Christmas Hero (2012)
Genre: Family
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: It's "Christmas time" at the Baker household, and Bailey is at it again. Worried that he will not get any presents from Santa because he's been a bad doggie, Bailey learns about a mysterious Native American Indian called the ...
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, feel good, sentimental
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: family life, friendship, hopes, on the road, family relations, getting home, siblings relations, christmas, dog, wish come true, friends, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.7
 546
Firelight (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Incarcerated women join a band of volunteers who battle forest fires and assist during natural disasters.
Style: realistic, emotional, sincere, serious, touching ...
Plot: youth, redemption, reach out, power relations, juvenile delinquency, human spirit, hopes, society, friendship, fire brigade, rivalry
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.2
 703
Virginia's Run (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A teenage girl, trying to come to grips with the death of her mother in a horse-riding accident, nurtures the foal of her mother's horse.
Style: sentimental, serious, touching, realistic
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: against the odds, follow your dream, ambition, mischievous children, teenage life, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, teaching the ways of the world, rehabilitation, hopes, love and romance, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.8
 373
Angel Dog (2011)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This heart warming film is about a dog named Cooper who is the lone survivor of a terrible car accident. Jake, a family patriarch, loses his wife and children in the accident. Not being a dog person, Jake is angry and resentful toward the dog for ...
Style: realistic, emotional, uplifting, serious, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: pets, friends, dealing with death, starting over, friendship, redemption, haunted by the past, bittersweet, hopes, family, human spirit, sole survivor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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An American Girl Holiday (2004)
Genre: Family, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Kindhearted Samantha Parkington's world starts to change the day Nellie O'Malley walks into her life. Nellie, her father, and her two little sisters have moved in next door to be servants for the Ryland family. Though they come from ...
Style: touching, feel good, sweet, inspirational, serious ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: orphan, friendship, young heroes, uncle niece relationship, rich and poor, teenage life, master and servant, family, best friends, family relations, society, social differences ...
Time: 1900s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.9
 22K
Dolphin Tale (2011)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A story centered on the friendship between a boy and a dolphin whose tail was lost in a crab trap.
Style: uplifting, sentimental, touching, realistic, serious
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: friendship, young heroes, hopes, animal life, human spirit, trap, summer, destiny, heroes, mother son relationship, fish, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.9
 944
Dark Horse (1992)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: 14 year old Allison has to go to a horse farm. With all the horses and the help of the owner Susan Hadley she finds new sense in her life.
Style: realistic, touching, serious
Plot: horse, family life, hopes, animal life, teenage life, human spirit, coming of age, youth, farm, rehabilitation, friends, friendship ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.9
 431
Summer's End (1999)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: 12-year-old boy and his older brother have just lost their dad. At their summer cottage, the younger boy befriends a black doctor who has to deal with local prejudice and racism.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sincere, atmospheric
Plot: racism, friendship, small town, friends, social relations, society, small town life, interracial relations, family relations, siblings relations, youth, family problems ...
Time: 90s
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: sentimental, uplifting, humorous, realistic, serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: animal life, rescue, friendship, youth, family, hopes, theme park, danger, race against time, chases and races, human spirit, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.3
 3K
Shiloh (1996)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An abused beagle runs away from his owner. On the road, he meets young Marty Preston and follows him home. The boy immediately forms a bond with the dog and names him Shiloh. His stern father won't let him keep the dog because it belongs to ...
Style: touching, semi serious, feel good, sweet, emotional ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: dog, rescue, pets, family, friendship, hopes, heroes, animal life, small town life, family relations, disorder, adventure ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Trial of Old Drum (2000)
Genre: Drama, Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Inspired by a true story set in Missouri, "The Trial of Old Drum" tells the story of a valiant golden retriever, Old Drum, an orphan dog that becomes a boy's best friend and is then forced to stand trial for killing a neighbor's ...
Style: touching, realistic, light, captivating, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: courtroom drama, family, against the odds, legal investigation, rivalry, youth, legal action, righting the wronged, family relations, dedicated lawyer, pets, legal ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%