Movies like Benji

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Benji (1974)
 6.2
 4K
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: feel good, semi serious, sentimental, humorous, touching, tense, sweet, romantic, intense, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: rescue, dog, animal actor, friendship, hostage, kidnapping, family, adventure, young heroes, parents and children, danger, heroes, family relations, friends, hostages, save the day, fall in love, animal life, escapades, love and romance, youth, disorder, longing, cat, criminal ...

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Most similar movies to Benji

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out semi serious, humorous, entertaining and feel good films with plots about adventure, family, friends, friendship, 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), Lassie (1994), Max (2015). 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: semi serious, humorous, feel good, entertaining, light ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: family, espionage, kidnapping, pets, adventure, family life, fish out of water, anti heroes, friendship, mischievous children, odd couple, daring rescue ...
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, feel good, humorous, touching, light ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: dog, single parent, rescue, friendship, family, opposites attract, romance, best friends, adventure, mischievous children, marine biologist, odd couple ...
Place: bahamas
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: wilderness, lost at sea, cougar, hunter, family, adventure, rescue, friendship, parents and children, danger, escapades, heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 6.4
 2K
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: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: dog, rescue, animal actor, family, small town, mischievous children, adoption, young heroes, adventure, friendship, parents and children, youth ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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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: feel good, semi serious, humorous, exciting, touching ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: rescue, airport, adventure, family, pets, odd couple, getting home, survival, friendship, urban, fish out of water, danger ...
Place: california, canada, san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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: semi serious, feel good, humorous, touching, sentimental
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: dog, best friends, family, mischievous children, adventure, odd couple, single parent, young heroes, getting home, rescue, friendship, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 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, semi serious, feel good, touching, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: dog, coming of age, small town, family, friendship, pets, adventure, countryside, youth, family relations, friends, buddies ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 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, serious, realistic, emotional, suspense ...
Audience: family outing, chick flick
Plot: dog, family, teenage life, youth, friendship, pets, adventure, betrayal, rescue, escapades, family bonds, military ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, afghanistan, iraq, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: wilderness, survival, adventure, rescue, family, young heroes, daring rescue, adoption, friendship, parents and children, danger, escapades ...
Place: canada, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, feel good, touching, entertaining, intense ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: wilderness, friendship, adventure, family, orphan, dangerous animal, mischievous children, bear, wild animal, young heroes, getting home, adoption ...
Time: 60s
Place: washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: humorous, semi serious, tense, melancholic, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: friendship, adventure, kidnapping, family, young heroes, daring rescue, getting home, race against time, parents and children, teaching the ways of the world, friends, danger ...
Place: africa, morocco, new york, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 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: feel good, semi serious, sentimental, touching, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, chick flick
Plot: friendship, small town, rescue, family, coming of age, adventure, best friends, mischievous children, school, young heroes, getting home, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 1960s, year 1962
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: semi serious, feel good, humorous, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids, pre-teens, chick flick
Plot: pets, rescue, puppy, family, adventure, resort, save the day, animal life, dog movie, heroes, family relations, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: montana, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 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, not serious, feel good, touching, satirical ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: dog, on the road, adventure, family, rescue, best friends, friendship, pets, pet, animal life, youth, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: usa, cross country
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: semi serious, feel good, humorous, touching, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: adventure, magic, family, kidnapping, car chase, mischievous children, odd couple, dancing, sibling relationship, chase, mental institution, young heroes ...
Place: california, usa, san francisco, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: semi serious, humorous, feel good
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: rescue, dog, child custody, mischievous children, family, young heroes, daring rescue, adventure, getting home, family life, danger, heroes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 4.6
 252
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: young heroes, family, school, rescue, in the woods, save the day, adventure, friendship, fish out of water, misfit, youth, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, preschoolers, pre-teens, kids
Plot: adventure, best friends, small town, young heroes, family, rescue, friendship, family life, fish out of water, escapades, heroes, partners ...
Time: 2000s
Place: usa, mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 5.7
 88K
101 Dalmatians (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family
Country: USA
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, preschoolers, pre-teens, kids
Plot: dog, dalmatian, puppy, dog movie, rescue, family, danger, adventure, pets, chase, good versus evil, friendship ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: london, england, europe, britain, big ben london
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: semi serious, exciting, humorous, intense, idiotic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: adventure, family, anti heroes, pets, friendship, daring rescue, wilderness, save the day, survival, dog movie, good versus evil, danger ...
Time: 90s, 19th century, 1890s, 80s
Place: alaska, usa, san francisco, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.9
 3K
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, feel good, humorous, touching
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, kids
Plot: family, pets, best friends, mischievous children, puppy, millionaire, kidnapping, adventure, odd couple, young heroes, daring rescue, getting home ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.1
 1K
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, humorous, touching
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: golden retriever, dog, balloon, pets, best friends, adventure, young heroes, family, getting home, friendship, teaching the ways of the world, animal life ...
Place: australia, cross country, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.1
 741
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, feel good, humorous, romantic, twist ending ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: poacher, rhinoceros, cheetah, adventure, family, elephant, teenage life, buddies, mischievous children, odd couple, young heroes, daring rescue ...
Time: 80s
Place: kenya, africa, california, usa, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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: stylized, semi serious, exciting, tense, intense ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: jungle, tiger, adventure, british, panther, bear, survival, treasure hunt, family, orphan, heroes, kidnapping ...
Time: 90s, victorian era
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: serious, feel good, realistic, exciting, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: dog, adventure, wilderness, cat, family, on the road, pets, friendship, getting home, bear, obsessive quest, animal life ...
Time: 60s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Look Who's Talking Now (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When Samantha LeBon hatches a scheme to spend a romantic Christmas with her new employee -- the unsuspecting, blithesome James -- his wife, their kids and their two dogs, Rocks and Daphne, must rescue him before he makes a terrible mistake.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, witty, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: family, dog, puppy, parents and children, family life, sibling relationship, escapades, family relations, pets, save the day, animal life, nothing goes right ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: london, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 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: feel good, semi serious, realistic, touching, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: friendship, killer whale, whale, adventure, family, island, rescue, rock, ocean or sea, human animal relationship, siblings relations, animal life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: friends, ship, killer whale, whale, friendship, adventure, family, best friends, ocean or sea, rescue, survival, heroic mission ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Beverly Hills Chihuahua (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A pampered Beverly Hills chihuahua named Chloe who, while on vacation in Mexico with her owner Viv's niece, Rachel, gets lost and must rely on her friends to help her get back home before she is caught by a dognapper who wants to ransom her.
Style: humorous, not serious, awful, idiotic, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: family, animal life, adventure, pets, urban, rescue, friendship, couples, on the road, chihuahua, pinata, potted plant ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: beverly hills, mexico, california, usa, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Barney's Great Adventure (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Mom and dad dump son Cody, daughter Abby, her best friend Marcella and a baby on the farm with Grandpa and Grandma. Purple dinosaur Barney soon appears to entertain kids, and when a large colorful egg deposited on a farm by a shooting star is ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, entertaining, melancholic ...
Audience: toddlers, kids, family outing
Plot: family, adventure, countryside, anti heroes, mischievous children, young heroes, chase, rescue, friendship, imaginary kingdom, fish out of water, heroes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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