Movies like Benji

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Benji
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, feel good, semi serious, humorous, touching, tense, sweet, romantic, intense, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: family, dog, adventure, friendship, kidnapping, rescue, young heroes, talking animals, children, camp, kids and family, animals, hostage, chase, parents and children, danger, love story, natural disaster, heroes, mentor, animal actor, family relations, disney, catastrophe, friends ...

Most similar movies to Benji

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out semi serious, feel good, melancholic and humorous films with plots about catastrophe, mentor, adaptation, runaway, dialogue, family and adventure mostly in Family, Adventure and Comedy genres. Some movies like Benji: Zeus and Roxanne (1997), Lassie (1994), The Jungle Book (1994), Charlie, the Lonesome Cougar (1967), The Gnome-Mobile (1967). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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For the Love of Benji
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, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family, dog, friendship, chase, adventure, family life, fish out of water, children, kids and family, animals, anti heroes, natural disaster ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, greece, athens greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
Benji the Hunted
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: family, adventure, dog, wilderness, rescue, animals, survival, friendship, children, camp, parents and children, danger ...
Time: 80s
Place: oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   84%
    User:   87%
 
Zeus and Roxanne
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, semi serious, humorous, touching, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: dog, family, romance, best friends, adventure, animals, mischievous children, goth, odd couple, single parent, children, dolphins ...
Place: bahamas
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   68%
    User:   56%
 
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Lassie
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, semi serious, feel good, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family, dog, friendship, pets, adventure, children, kids and family, coming of age, animals, countryside, small town, youth ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   63%
    User:   53%
 
Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco
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: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, family, dog, odd couple, talking animals, kids and family, animals, getting home, wilderness, rescue, airport, disney ...
Place: san francisco, california, canada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   48%
 
The Jungle Book
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, intense, melancholic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: jungle, adventure, family, survival, british, treasure hunt, friendship, self discovery, treasure, animals, adventurer, wilderness ...
Time: 90s, victorian era
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   44%
 
Charlie, the Lonesome Cougar
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, intense ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: adventure, family, friendship, wilderness, dangerous animal, talking animals, animals, mischievous children, children, young heroes, disney, camp ...
Time: 60s
Place: washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   53%
 
The Gnome-Mobile
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, family, magic, chase, good versus evil, mischievous children, talking animals, children, odd couple, childhood, mental institution, disney ...
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   47%
 
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Andre
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, semi serious, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, chick flick
Plot: family, friendship, adventure, best friends, animals, mischievous children, children, young heroes, school, small town, rescue, getting home ...
Time: 90s, 1960s, year 1962
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   47%
 
Far from Home: The Adventures of Yellow Dog
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, serious, sentimental, melancholic, harsh ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, family, wilderness, survival, adoption, dog, boat, island, young heroes, kids and family, daring rescue, children ...
Place: canada, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   52%
 
 6.4
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Shiloh
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, romantic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: dog, family, adoption, rescue, mischievous children, small town, animals, hunting, young heroes, children, kids and family, adventure ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   55%
 
Beethoven's 2nd
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: feel good, semi serious, humorous, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, chick flick
Plot: family, adventure, dog, divorce, pets, children, rescue, kids and family, dysfunctional family, love, resort, save the day ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: montana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   44%
 
The Black Stallion Returns
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, melancholic, exciting, dramatic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: adventure, family, friendship, desert, young heroes, racing, daring rescue, dialogue, getting home, race against time, mentor, parents and children ...
Place: africa, morocco, new york, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   44%
 
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Cheetah
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: adventure, family, buddies, animals, children, mischievous children, kids and family, odd couple, disney, young heroes, talking animals, daring rescue ...
Time: 80s
Place: africa, kenya, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   35%
 
White Fang 2: Myth of the White Wolf
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, friendship, survival, dog, indians, native americans, anti heroes, pets, wilderness, daring rescue, save the day ...
Time: 90s, 19th century, 1890s
Place: alaska, usa, san francisco, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   43%
 
The Incredible Journey
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: feel good, serious, realistic, exciting, uplifting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: adventure, family, wilderness, dog, friendship, animals, on the road, pets, disney, kids and family, getting home, children ...
Time: 60s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   37%
 
 5.2
 9K
Flipper
Genre: Family, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Sandy Ricks is sent by his mom to Coral Key, a rustic island in the Florida keys, to spend the summer with his uncle Porter Ricks. Sandy dislikes everything about his new environment until a new friend comes into his life, a dolphin named Flipper, ...
Style: exciting, serious, feel good, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: family, adventure, friendship, shark, animal life, island, coming of age, animals, youth, kids and family, friends, young heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   39%
 
 5.0
 15K
Free Willy 2
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: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, family, friendship, island, rescue, ocean, greed, ocean or sea, rock, ecology, siblings relations, natural disaster ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   38%
 
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Lady and the Tramp 2: Scamp's Adventure
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Musical, Romance
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 69 min.
Story: Lady and Tramp's mischievous pup, Scamp, gets fed up with rules and restrictions imposed on him by life in a family, and longs for a wild and free lifestyle. He runs away from home and into the streets where he joins a pack of stray dogs known ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, romantic, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, teens
Plot: adventure, family, dog, mischievous children, runaway, love, odd couple, disney, young heroes, daring rescue, talking animals, friendship ...
Time: 1910s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   36%
 
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Iron Will
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When Will Stoneman's father dies, he is left alone to take care of his mother and their land. Needing money to maintain it, he decides to join a cross country dogsled race. This race will require days of racing for long hours, through harsh ...
Style: serious, feel good, realistic, captivating, uplifting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, family, underdog, dog, racing, death, contests and competitions, children, free speech, train, mentor, disney ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: minnesota, canada, usa, cuba, alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   37%
 
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Bingo
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, satirical, absurd ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: dog, family, adventure, friendship, on the road, best friends, pets, children, kidnapping, animal life, natural disaster, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: usa, cross country
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   45%
 
Monkey Trouble
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Dodger, a criminal monkey, belongs to a crooked street performer but escapes his life of crime only to end up in the arms of Eva, an innocent little girl whose mother has no idea that her daughter is harboring a fugitive.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, touching, melancholic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family, monkey, adventure, adoption, friendship, mischievous children, kids and family, single parent, young heroes, parents and children, childhood, children ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   38%
 
The Amazing Panda Adventure
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: humorous, semi serious, scary, idiotic, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, family, adventurer, children, rescue, animals, wilderness, save the day, kids and family, mentor, adoption, childhood ...
Place: china, asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   33%
 
 6.8
 3K
Candleshoe
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Candleshoe is a 1977 Walt Disney Productions live action movie based on the Michael Innes novel Christmas at Candleshoe and starring Jodie Foster, Helen Hayes in her last screen appearance, David Niven and Leo McKern.
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, sweet, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: treasure hunt, adventure, family, friendship, treasure, hidden identity, disney, children, mischievous children, kids and family, childhood, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, london, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   41%
 
Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Herbie, the Volkswagen Beetle with a mind of its own, is racing in the Monte Carlo Rally. But thieves have hidden a cache of stolen diamonds in Herbie's gas tank, and are now trying to get them back.
Style: feel good, twists and turns, semi serious, humorous, offbeat ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: family, chase, adventure, racing, cars, race, disney, kids and family, contests and competitions, children, race against time, animals ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, france, paris france, monte carlo, riviera
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   35%
 
The Journey of Natty Gann
Genre: Family, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: America is in the depths of the Great Depression. Families drift apart when faraway jobs beckon. In this masterful, atmospheric adventure, a courageous young girl (Meredith Salenger) confronts overwhelming odds when she embarks on a cross-country ...
Style: touching, semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: kids
Plot: adventure, family, friendship, coming of age, runaway, on the road, kids and family, parents and children, beautiful scenery, childhood, rich and poor, love story ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: usa, california, london, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   35%
 
All Dogs Go to Heaven 2
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Charlie and Itchy return to Earth to find Gabriel's Horn, but along the way meet up with a young boy named David, who ran away from home.
Style: serious, feel good, exciting, touching, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: adventure, dog, family, afterlife, young heroes, talking animals, friendship, animals, disney, animal life, danger, escapades ...
Time: 20th century
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   40%
 
The Adventures of Pinocchio
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: Czech Republic, UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: One of puppet-maker Geppetto's creations comes magically to life. This puppet, Pinocchio, has one major desire and that is to become a real boy someday. In order to accomplish this goal he has to learn to act responsibly. This film shows you ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, fairy tale, feel good ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family, adventure, mischievous children, transformation, young heroes, teaching the ways of the world, curses spells and rituals, disney, childhood, adaptation, imaginary kingdom, puppets ...
Time: 18th century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   41%
 
Doctor Dolittle
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 152 min.
Story: Get ready for the wildest adventure of a lifetime in the most ambitious production ever brought to film. Earning a 1967 Academy Award nomination for Best Picture, this dazzling fantasy turns both ordinary and exotic animals into talking, dancing and ...
Style: offbeat, semi serious, stylized, fairy tale, feel good ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: family, adventure, island, adventurer, animals, talking animals, dancing, animal life, magic, children, escapades, doctors ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1930s, victorian england, 1840s
Place: england, africa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   41%
 
Beverly Hills Chihuahua
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, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: family, adventure, dog, culture clash, talking animals, kids and family, pets, on the road, animals, disney, getting home, children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: beverly hills, california, mexico, latin america, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   34%
 
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