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: humorous, touching, sentimental, feel good, semi serious, sweet, light, tense, nostalgic, romantic ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: rescue, hostage, animal actor, kidnapping, friendship, dog, family, adventure, family relations, youth, heroes, hostages, danger, animal life, escapades, disorder, longing, save the day, parents and children, fall in love, affection, runaway, greed, betrayal, obsession ...
Time: 70s

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Most similar movies to Benji

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out feel good, humorous, semi serious and touching films with plots about family, adventure, heroes, friends, dog, family relations and animal life mostly in Family, Adventure and Comedy genres. Some movies like Benji: Zeus and Roxanne (1997), Benji: Off the Leash! (2004), Treasure Buddies (2012), Shiloh (1996), Beethoven's 5th (2003). 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, feel good, semi serious, sweet, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: kidnapping, espionage, pets, family, friendship, heroes, friends, disorder, family relations, animal life, anti hero, heroic mission ...
Time: 70s
Place: greece, europe, crete, athens greece, athens
⇓ 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: feel good, touching, sweet, melancholic, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night, teens
Plot: dog, friendship, dolphins, adventure, rescue, opposites attract, single parent, family, odd couple, daring rescue, escapades, youth ...
Place: bahamas
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sweet, tear jerker ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: wilderness, mountain, lost at sea, hunter, family, adventure, rescue, love and romance, heroes, orphan, escapades, danger ...
Time: 80s
Place: oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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, touching, sentimental, feel good, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: dog, friendship, against the odds, adventure, odd couple, young heroes, youth, pets, rescue, mischievous children, disorder, adoption ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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Treasure Buddies (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Disney's irresistible talking puppies are back in an all-new movie that takes them halfway across the world to the ruins of ancient Egypt. With the help of some exotic new friends, this epic adventure is a treasure trove of pure Buddy fun. In a ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, humorous, semi serious
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: dog, adventure, animal life, friendship, young heroes, save the day, treasure hunt, escapades, danger, uninhibited rivalry, legends and myths, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, girls' night
Plot: dog, animal rescue, rescue, pets, family, friendship, hopes, family relations, heroes, adventure, small town life, animal life ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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: survival, wilderness, adventure, boy dog relationship, pets, friendship, dog, young heroes, danger, youth, teenage life, parents and children ...
Place: canada, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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, feel good, realistic, semi serious, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: family relations, dog, friendship, family life, partners, escapades, heroes, chase, adventure, family, youth, best friends ...
Time: 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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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: touching, humorous, not serious, entertaining, feel good ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: dog, on the road, rescue, friendship, family, adventure, animal life, pets, escapades, dog movie, cross country, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Max (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, 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, serious, realistic, emotional, twists and turns ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: dog, youth, adventure, teenage life, friendship, pets, escapades, betrayal, rescue, family, police investigation, family bonds ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, afghanistan, texas, united states, iraq ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: semi serious, humorous, touching, feel good
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: puppy, pets, golden retriever, family, partners, adventure, buddies, animal life, friendship, odd couple, daring rescue, youth ...
Time: 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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: humorous, touching, feel good, semi serious, exciting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: pets, airport, family relations, getting home, rescue, family, adventure, animal life, disorder, hopes, misfit, danger ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: san francisco, canada, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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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, entertaining, captivating, light, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: rescue, adventure, friendship, friends, captivity, school, danger, youth, in the woods, sasquatch, rivalry, animal life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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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: countryside, coming of age, dog, family, friendship, boy dog relationship, animal life, family life, teenage life, mischievous children, pets, father son relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Andre (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 95 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, girls' night, teens ...
Plot: friendship, coming of age, rescue, family relations, small town, family, orphan, friends, social relations, best friends, getting home, heroes ...
Time: 90s, year 1962, 60s, 1960s
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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, feel good, humorous, semi serious, sincere ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: santa claus, dog, christmas, adventure, family relations, stowaway, family, disorder, youth, friends, pets, animal life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: feel good, semi serious, touching, entertaining, humorous ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, wilderness, cougar, pets, orphan, adventure, family, mountain, family life, social differences, danger, mischievous children ...
Time: 60s
Place: washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Alaska (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Jake Barnes and his two kids, Sean and Jessie, have moved to Alaska after his wife died. He is a former airline pilot now delivering toilet paper across the mountains. During an emergency delivery in a storm his plane goes down somewhere in the ...
Style: sweet, light, captivating, sentimental, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, survival, family relations, danger, rescue, escapades, parents and children, mountain, polar bear, pilot, poacher, air disaster ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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, feel good, semi serious, sweet, romantic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers, girls' night ...
Plot: pets, puppy, dog, rescue, family relations, family, adventure, nothing goes right, heroes, danger, love and romance, save the day ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: montana, usa, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, humorous, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: family relations, rescue, child custody, dog, escapades, getting home, youth, adventure, misfit, anti hero, disorder, animal life ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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, getting home, pets, family, against the odds, adventure, animal life, dog sled, escapades, contests and competitions, save the day ...
Time: 2000s
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Flipper (1963)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Many kids might say their best friend is a puppy or a pony. But for 12-year-old Sandy, the most special pet of all is the exuberant dolphin he rescues and who returns the favor by rescuing Sandy from sharks.The dolphin named Flipper first swam into ...
Style: touching, feel good, exciting, melancholic, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: dolphins, adventure, healing power, family, animal life, friendship, young heroes, teenage life, youth, danger, pets, father son relationship ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 80s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: golden retriever, family relations, dog, balloon, pets, danger, misfit, adventure, heroes, youth, escapades, partners ...
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Movie in collections
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Free Willy 2 (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: France, USA, Luxembourg
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: touching, sentimental, sweet, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, teens, girls' night
Plot: killer whale, friendship, whale, family, adventure, daring rescue, rescue, ocean, family relations, friend, island, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective Jr. (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: "I will try to be normal" 12-year-old Ace Ventura Jr. promises. Thats cool, except whats normal for him is finding missing mutts, kidnapped kitties or gone gators and creating hilarious chaos every step of the way.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: escapades, adventure, rescue, obsessive quest, danger, disorder, uncover truth, family, pets, private detective, heroes, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, touching, feel good, semi serious, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: car chase, kidnapping, mental institution, family, adventure, chase, magic, good versus evil, animal life, family relations, disorder, friends ...
Place: california, usa, san francisco, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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: humorous, feel good, sweet, entertaining, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: dog, dalmatian, adventure, puppy, disney, dog movie, pets, danger, rescue, chase, animals, good versus evil ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: london, europe, england, britain, big ben london
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: touching, feel good, humorous, semi serious
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family relations, young heroes, adventure, heroes, rescue, pets, youth, danger, family life, brother brother relationship, smuggling, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: christmas, santa claus, adventure, dog, save the day, hopes, pets, holiday, christmas movie, owner dog relationship, christmas present, best friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, humorous, captivating, sincere
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: dog, talking dog, teddy bear, friendship, adventure, rescue, heroes, getting home, best friends, youth, pets, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%