Movies like When I Find the Ocean

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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
Audience: family outing
Plot: dog, mother, civil rights, youth, friendship, ocean or sea, family relations, racism, orphan, pets, family life, hopes, society, teaching the ways of the world, coming of age, wilderness, estrangement, grandparents, child's point of view, grandparent
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: alabama, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, serious, realistic and sentimental films with plots about youth, family relations, friends, coming of age, family, family life and friendship mostly in Drama, Family and Adventure genres. Some movies like When I Find the Ocean: Alabama Moon (2009), The Christmas Bunny (2010), Little Big Girl (2002), The Biscuit Eater (1972), Big Red (1962). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 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, serious, exciting, feel good
Audience: family outing
Plot: wilderness, boarding school life, friendship, boy, best friend, family, life turned upside down, orphan, father son relationship, father daughter relationship, survival, adventurer ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: touching, gloomy, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: christmas, friendship, wounded animal, family relations, friends, orphan, youth, coming of age, pets, nursing, family in crisis, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: michigan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, offbeat, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, destiny, coming of age, human nature, society, family relations, friends, youth, friendship, hopes, search, girl ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: europe, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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, touching, feel good, semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, dog, opposites attract, odd couple, family, mischievous children, getting home, adventure, heroes, hopes, young heroes, contests and competitions ...
Time: 70s
Place: georgia, tennessee, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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 6.4
 626
Big Red (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Wealthy sportsman James Haggin (Walter Pidgeon) lives on a Quebec estate called Wintapi. Émile Fornet (Émile Genest), handler of Haggin's hunting dogs, and Émile's wife Therese (Janette Bertrand), Haggin's cook and housekeeper, ...
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, animal training, friends, family, adventure, save the day, youth, orphan, coming of age, friendship, pets, animal life ...
Time: 60s
Place: canada, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: touching, realistic, sincere, semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, family problems, family life, coming of age, wilderness, friends, family relations, youth, good versus evil, friendship, dealing with death, siblings relations ...
Time: 70s
Place: north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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: serious, sentimental, touching, feel good, realistic
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: friendship, rescue, hopes, best friends, family life, animal life, parents and children, young heroes, coming of age, horse riding, compassion, trust ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s
Place: virginia, usa, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.3
 690
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
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: small town, mischievous children, coming of age, friends, family relations, family life, pets, small town life, missing person, family, best friends, single parent ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 5.2
 613
Heart of Dixie (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Set at a Southern college during the 1950s, three co-eds (Ally Sheedy, Virginia Madsen and Phoebe Cates) re-assess their values in light of the burgeoning civil rights movement.
Style: sincere, emotional, thought provoking, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: coming of age, racism, college, youth, love and romance, life is a bitch, siblings relations, interracial relations, opposites attract, college life, journalism, media ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: alabama, campus, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.9
 936
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: touching, realistic, serious
Plot: horse, youth, farm, human spirit, teenage life, hopes, animal life, family life, friends, rehabilitation, coming of age, friendship ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Walking Thunder (1995)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the 1850's, a young boy and his family on their way West become stranded in the Rockies. With the help of a local mountain man, a Sioux medicine man, and a legendary bear knows as "Walking Thunder," the boy learns to become a man, ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: coming of age, old west, danger, youth, family, escapades, teenage life, animal life, family life, orphan, survival, wilderness ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.5
 264
The Yearling (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In 1870s Florida, a rural family struggles to survive. A lonely twelve-year-old son, Jody (Wil Horneff), the lone surviving child, against his mother's better judgment eventually persuades his parents to allow him a pet fawn, which Jody grows ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: coming of age, adventure, power relations, friends, family relations, pets, animal life, family life, countryside, orphan, teaching the ways of the world, parents and children ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.8
 358
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, serious, uplifting, emotional, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: pets, friends, redemption, starting over, friendship, haunted by the past, human spirit, family, hopes, dealing with death, loss of mother, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.9
 430
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: atmospheric, serious, sincere, realistic, touching
Plot: friendship, racism, small town, society, interracial relations, siblings relations, hopes, youth, family problems, small town life, family relations, social relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.3
 459
Spin (2003)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: "Spin" tells the story of a boy who loses his parents in a plane crash, is taken in by his uncle (Tucci), who then leaves him for ten years in the care of his Hispanic ranch hand (Blades) and his wife (Delany). Once in high school, Eddie ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching, sentimental
Plot: coming of age, haunted by the past, orphan, family relations, friends, family problems, self discovery, society, introspection, adolescence vs adulthood, eccentric family, youth ...
Time: 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.0
 151
White Water (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: White Water is the story of a 7 year-old black kid in segregated 1963 Opelika, Alabama who becomes obsessed with the desire to taste the water from the "white's only" drinking fountain and sets out on a quest to do the unthinkable: ...
Style: serious, touching, sentimental, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: family relations, missing child, coming of age, danger, youth, racism, society, injustice, discrimination, obsession, small town, interracial relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Those Calloways (1965)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Story of Cam Calloway and his family, who live in a densely wooded area in New England. Cam dreams of building a sanctuary for the geese that fly over the area each year, and he tries several schemes to buy a nearby lake for this santuary. He is ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: escapades, family, human spirit, siblings relations, cons and scams, countryside, environmentalism, adventure, village life, curses spells and rituals, teaching the ways of the world, society ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: new england, vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: orphan, friendship, young heroes, uncle niece relationship, rich and poor, teenage life, master and servant, family, family relations, best friends, society, social differences ...
Time: 1900s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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: semi serious, feel good, touching
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: coming of age, friendship, hopes, follow your dream, parents and children, family, adventure, contests and competitions, family relations, friends, chase, family life ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Where the Red Fern Grows (1974)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Where the Red Fern Grows is the heartwarming and adventurous tale for all ages about a young boy and his quest for his own red-bone hound hunting dogs.
Style: semi serious, feel good, touching
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: coming of age, friendship, youth, animal life, countryside, orphan, friends, family relations, parents and children, adventure, family, contests and competitions ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.2
 682
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: touching, sentimental, realistic, serious
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: rivalry, love and romance, hopes, athlete and trainer, contests and competitions, parents and children, follow your dream, teenage life, mischievous children, teaching the ways of the world, dealing with death, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary
Place: virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.5
 609
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: touching, sentimental, realistic, serious, uplifting ...
Plot: homecoming, countryside, self discovery, estrangement, child as adult, family problems, family relations, ghost, redemption, single parent, reunion, youth ...
Time: 90s
Place: alabama, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.0
 282
Owd Bob (1998)
Genre: Family, Drama
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Recently orphaned David must move to the Isle of Man to live with his grandfather, Adam, who's a sheep farmer. Both long for the end of the summer, having nothing in common but their love for dogs, notably Adam's precious champion ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: orphan, dog, farm, countryside, family relations, friends, death in the family, mischievous children, contests and competitions, heroes, family, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: ireland, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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: serious, touching, sentimental, feel good
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: small town, miraculous event, human spirit, family relations, friends, retirement home, rivalry, family life, animal life, pets, moral dilemma, youth ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.6
 3K
Sounder (1972)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The Morgans, a loving and strong family of Black sharecroppers in Louisiana in 1933, face a serious family crisis when the husband and father, Nathan Lee Morgan, is convicted of a petty crime and sent to a prison camp. After some weeks or months, ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: prison, dog, against the odds, coming of age, racism, school, great depression, life is a bitch, hopes, human spirit, youth, opposites attract ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, feel good, sentimental, semi serious, humorous
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: dog, heroes, hopes, young heroes, family relations, friends, odd couple, adventure, getting home, mischievous children, family, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: uplifting, sentimental, realistic, touching, serious ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: rescue, animal life, friendship, youth, theme park, friends, family relations, danger, race against time, family, human spirit, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.6
 521
Heidi (1968)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA, West Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Heidi is an orphaned girl initially raised by her aunt Dete in Maienfeld, Switzerland. In order to get a job in Frankfurt, Dete brings 5-year-old Heidi to her grandfather, who has been at odds with the villagers for years and lives in seclusion on ...
Style: sentimental, touching, uplifting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: orphan, friendship, governess, mountain, girl, optimism, disability, nanny, family relations, friends, family life, youth ...
Time: 19th century
Place: switzerland, alps, swiss alps, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Sound of the Spirit (2012)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Beautiful and precocious Rivka is a twelve-year-old Jewish girl who believes in Jesus. She and her father attend a Messianic Jewish congregation in their community. But when her father suddenly dies, Rivka's life changes forever. She ends up ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, emotional
Plot: family relations, coming of age, society, rabbi, culture clash, youth, religions or cults, social relations, love and romance, fall in love, death of father, religion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, touching, feel good, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, family relations, family life, youth, school, family, brother sister relationship, mother daughter relationship, teacher student relationship, father daughter relationship, female protagonist, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%