Movies like Benji 1974

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Benji (1974)
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Benji (1974)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Benji is a stray who has nonetheless worked his way into the hearts of a number of the townspeople, who give him food and attention whenever he stops by. His particular favorites are a pair of children who feed and play with him against the wishes of their parents. When the children are kidnapped, however, the parents and the police are at a loss to find them. Only Benji can track them down, but will he be in time? If he can save the day, he may just find the permanent home he's been longing for.
Style: sentimental, humorous, tense, touching, feel good, semi serious, sweet, romantic, intense, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: rescue, dog, animal actor, kidnapping, friendship, hostage, family, adventure, youth, heroes, hostages, friends, family relations, parents and children, love and romance, fall in love, danger, animal life, escapades, disorder, longing, young heroes, save the day, cat, criminal ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out semi serious, humorous, feel good and entertaining films with plots about family, adventure, friendship, friends, animal life, heroes and danger mostly in Family, Adventure and Comedy genres. Some movies like Benji: Zeus and Roxanne (1997), Shiloh (1996), Benji: Off the Leash! (2004), Max (2015), Beethoven's 2nd (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: espionage, kidnapping, pets, family, friendship, anti heroes, adventure, daring rescue, chases and races, friends, heroic mission, fish out of water ...
Time: 70s
Place: greece, europe, athens greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: semi serious, humorous, touching, feel good, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: dog, rescue, single parent, opposites attract, friendship, family, romance, best friends, danger, youth, fall in love, pets ...
Place: bahamas
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
Benji the Hunted (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Benji has become stranded on a remote island after a boating accident. He finds himself struggling to survive in the wilderness, avoiding close encounters with a wolf, a bear, and a territorial female cougar with her cub.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, touching, emotional ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: wilderness, lost at sea, cougar, hunter, family, adventure, parents and children, family relations, escapades, couple relations, love and romance, orphan ...
Time: 80s
Place: oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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 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, feel good, semi serious, sweet, romantic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: dog, rescue, family, animal actor, adoption, animal life, heroes, small town life, friendship, small town, pets, disorder ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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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: humorous, semi serious, touching, sentimental, feel good
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: dog, heroes, pets, best friends, rescue, young heroes, adventure, breeding, family life, disorder, animal life, single parent ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.8
 24K
Max (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, War
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A dog that helped soldiers in Afghanistan returns to the U.S. and is adopted by his handler's family after suffering a traumatic experience.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, emotional, suspense ...
Audience: family outing, chick flick
Plot: dog, family, teenage life, youth, friendship, adventure, pets, escapades, betrayal, rescue, family bonds, military ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, afghanistan, iraq, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When the pets accidentally get separated from their vacationing owners, Chance, Shadow, and Sassy navigate the mean streets of San Francisco, trying to find their home across the Golden Gate Bridge. But the road is blocked by a series of hazards, ...
Style: exciting, touching, feel good, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: airport, rescue, pets, family, adventure, partners, odd couple, misfit, urban, family relations, friends, escapades ...
Time: 1990s
Place: california, canada, san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: serious, emotional, sentimental, melancholic, harsh ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: survival, wilderness, rescue, family, adventure, adoption, animal life, cliche, signal, danger, youth, heroes ...
Place: canada, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Beethoven's 2nd (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Beethoven is back -- and this time, he has a whole brood with him now that he's met his canine match, Missy, and fathered a family. The only problem is that Missy's owner, Regina, wants to sell the puppies and tear the clan apart. ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers, chick flick
Plot: pets, dog, rescue, puppy, family, adventure, save the day, parents and children, love and romance, siblings relations, family relations, danger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, montana, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: semi serious, touching, feel good, entertaining, intense ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, wilderness, orphan, adventure, family, adoption, moral dilemma, social differences, danger, getting home, young heroes, family relations ...
Time: 60s
Place: washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.9
 5K
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: sentimental, touching, feel good, semi serious, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: dog, coming of age, small town, family, friendship, family life, heroes, animal life, rivalry, teenage life, pets, buddies ...
Time: 90s
Place: virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 4.8
 2K
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: humorous, touching, feel good, not serious, satirical ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: dog, on the road, rescue, family, adventure, friendship, danger, youth, adoption, missing person, heroes, animal life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: usa, cross country
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, semi serious, realistic, feel good
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: dog, young heroes, rescue, misfit, odd couple, partners, disorder, family life, adventure, family, friends, family relations ...
Time: 2000s
Place: usa, mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Black Stallion Returns (1983)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: "Black" is a stunning fire-and-silk stallion celebrated the world over. But to his young American owner, Alec Ramsay (Kelly Reno), he's much more. So, when the amazing animal is stolen, Alec will stop at nothing to get him back. Alec ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, tense, melancholic, exciting ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing, teens
Plot: desert, friendship, kidnapping, horse, adventure, family, danger, youth, rivalry, race against time, chases and races, friends ...
Place: morocco, africa, new york, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.7
 6K
Andre (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The true story of how a marine seal named Andre befriended a little girl and her family, circa 1962.
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, chick flick
Plot: friendship, rescue, coming of age, small town, family, best friends, danger, youth, friends, mischievous children, parents and children, getting home ...
Time: 90s, year 1962, 1960s
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: rescue, dog, child custody, daring rescue, anti heroes, getting home, young heroes, friends, hopes, mischievous children, family relations, adventure ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 4.7
 256
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: humorous, semi serious, feel good, offbeat, touching
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: misfit, captivity, heroes, animal life, disorder, rescue, fish out of water, school, friendship, danger, youth, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Jungle Book (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Raised by wild animals since childhood, Mowgli is drawn away from the jungle by the beautiful Kitty. But Mowgli must eventually face corrupt Capt. Boone, who wants both Kitty's hand and the treasures of Monkey City – a place only Mowgli can ...
Style: semi serious, exciting, tense, stylized, intense ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: jungle, adventure, fish out of water, survival, orphan, friendship, feral child, treasure, self discovery, escapades, fall in love, disorder ...
Time: 90s, victorian era
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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The Gnome-Mobile (1967)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An eccentric millionaire and his grandchildren are embroiled in the plights of some forest gnomes who are searching for the rest of their tribe. While helping them, the millionaire is suspected of being crazy because he's seeing gnomes! ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, touching, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: car chase, kidnapping, family, adventure, chase, magic, good versus evil, rescue, orphan, animal life, heroes, disorder ...
Place: california, usa, san francisco, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Jungle Book: Mowgli's Story (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Told from Mowgli's point of view, it's the story of how a boy became a mancub and a mancub became a man.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: jungle, rescue, family, mischievous children, kids in trouble, dangerous animal, friends, adventure, youth, danger, escapades, young heroes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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, humorous, touching, feel good
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: dog, golden retriever, balloon, pets, teaching the ways of the world, family, adventure, friends, young heroes, escapades, disorder, heroes ...
Place: australia, cross country, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
White Fang 2: Myth of the White Wolf (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A boy and his dog, White Fang, must try to save the noble Haida tribe from evil white men in turn-of-the-century Alaska.
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, intense, idiotic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, family, friendship, survival, anti heroes, family relations, legends and myths, daring rescue, friends, danger, treasure hunt, good versus evil ...
Time: 90s, 19th century, 1890s, 80s
Place: alaska, usa, san francisco, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Free Willy 3: The Rescue (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Willy the whale is back, this time threatened by illegal whalers making money off sushi. Jesse, now 16, has taken a job on an orca-researching ship, along with old friend Randolph and a sarcastic scientist, Drew. On the whaler's ship is captain ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching, melancholic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: friends, friendship, ship, killer whale, whale, family, adventure, young heroes, family relations, save the day, escapades, heroic mission ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 5.7
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101 Dalmatians (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The Live action adaptation of a Disney Classic. When a litter of dalmatian puppies are abducted by the minions of Cruella De Vil, the parents must find them before she uses them for a diabolical fashion statement.
Style: feel good, humorous, sweet, entertaining, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: dog, dalmatian, puppy, danger, rescue, chase, dog movie, adventure, family, pets, good versus evil, friendship ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: london, england, europe, big ben london, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 4.9
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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: humorous, semi serious, touching, feel good
Audience: preschoolers, pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: puppy, family, pets, mischievous children, friends, adventure, heroic mission, daring rescue, young heroes, survival, danger, rescue ...
Time: 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Two-Bits & Pepper (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Comedy about idiotic (the two can't even add 1+1) kidnappers, both played for unknown reasons by Joe Piscopo, who capture two young girls and hold them for ransom. However, in "Home Alone" fashion, the two girls make fools of the two ...
Style: humorous, semi serious
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: rescue, kidnapping, friendship, horse, hostages, escapades, adventure, family, chases and races, goofy hero, criminal heroes, siblings relations ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.1
 761
Cheetah (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: An American boy and girl, spending six months in Kenya with their scientist parents adopt a cheetah, only to realize that they must set it loose so that it can learn to hunt and be free. However, when the animal is captured by poachers planning to ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, romantic, twist ending ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: poacher, cheetah, rhinoceros, teenage life, disney, family, elephant, adventure, friendship, heroes, pets, getting home ...
Time: 80s
Place: kenya, africa, usa, california, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, feel good, realistic, exciting, uplifting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: dog, wilderness, adventure, cat, family, friendship, escapades, danger, obsessive quest, animal life, pets, on the road ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Amazing Panda Adventure (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Far from home in the lush bamboo forests of China, ten-year-old Ryan Tyler, with the help of a young girl, goes on a wonderful journey to rescue a baby panda taken by poachers.
Style: semi serious, humorous, scary, idiotic, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: adventure, family, poacher, panda, on the run, survival, friends, family relations, parents and children, adventurer, animal life, disorder ...
Place: china, asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.0
 15K
Free Willy 2 (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: France, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Jesse becomes reunited with Willy three years after the whale's jump to freedom as the teenager tries to rescue the killer whale and other orcas from an oil spill.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, touching, feel good ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, whale, killer whale, family, adventure, island, siblings relations, parents and children, theme park, rescue, youth, danger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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