Movies like Pals 2016

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Pals (2016)
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Pals (2016)
Genre: Family
Country: USA
Story: The Pals are neighborhood kids that become great friends and go through the ups and downs of life in the 21st Century. They learn that friendship is truly a gift.
Plot: friendship, kindness, loyalty, buddies, tolerance, friend, buddy

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out feel good, semi serious, humorous and light films with plots about friendship, family, youth, friends, family relations, escapades and dog mostly in Family, Adventure and Drama genres. Some movies like Pals: Super Buddies (2013), Little Heroes (1991), Miracle of the Widow (2009), Barney's Animal ABCs (2008), Black Beauty (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Super Buddies (2013)
Genre: Family
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: When the five puppies stumble upon the Five Power Rings of Inspiron (alien artifacts abandoned on Earth 16 years ago), they all develop super powers, and are enlisted in Captain Canine's battle against the evil Darkon alien Commander Drex. ...
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, captivating
Audience: preschoolers
Plot: talking dog, supernatural ability, adventure, save the world, good versus evil, superhero, friendship, buddies, danger, disney, rivalry, supernatural ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
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95%
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Little Heroes (1991)
Genre: Family
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Tomboy and farmgirl Charlene "Charley" Wilson finds fun and adventure with her beloved dog Fuzz and tries to fit in to her small town, while her parents struggle with money and crop production worries.
Style: sincere, touching, realistic, semi serious, uplifting
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, countryside, family relations, hopes, family, misfit, youth, heroes, danger, buddies, rescue, best friends ...
Time: 90s
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87%
Miracle of the Widow (2009)
Genre: Family
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Follows the story of Grace Harrington, as she discovers the secrets hidden by an old bakery owner. These secrets hold the key to her happiness and fulfillment. Watch and share her joy.
Plot: mercy, survivor, kindness, religion, holocaust, salvation, christian, faith, rebellion
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Barney's Animal ABCs (2008)
Genre: Family
Country: USA
Duration: 56 min.
Story: Barney and his friends are playing a game and finding an animal for each letter of the alphabet, and everyone is excited to give it a try.
Style: humorous, semi serious, educational, captivating, offbeat
Audience: kids, toddlers, family outing
Plot: friendship, misfit, youth, escapades, disorder, animal life, animal that acts human, family, friends, song, tyrannosaurus rex, kids and family
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Back to Hannibal: The Return of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn (1990)
Genre: Family, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: This is yet another telling of the adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn as the two try to clear their friend Jim of murder charges.
Plot: false accusation of murder, false accusation, reporter, childhood friend, friend, trial, lawyer, friendship
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63%
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Black Beauty (2015)
Genre: Family
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A modern retelling of Anna Sewell’s classic novel, Black Beauty explores the heartfelt story of 15 year-old Audry who makes the discovery of a lifetime whilst volunteering at a city animal shelter. Rescued from an abusive owner and recovering from ...
Style: light, sincere, feel good, captivating
Plot: horse, girl horse relationship, teenage girl, friendship, equestrian, family relations, couples, salvation, recovery, horse jumping, summer, boy horse relationship ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Children of Noisy Village (1986)
Genre: Family
Country: Sweden
Duration: 87 min.
Story: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The Children of Noisy Village (Swedish: Alla vi barn i Bullerbyn) is a 1986 film directed by Lasse Hallström, based on books by Astrid Lindgren. The movie starred Anna Sahlin and premiered in December 6, 1986 ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: friendship, escapades, family, adventure, youth, mischievous children, friends, disorder, village, village life, children, lake ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s
Place: europe, sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Adventures of Bailey: Christmas Hero (2012)
Genre: Family
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: It's "Christmas time" at the Baker household, and Bailey is at it again. Worried that he will not get any presents from Santa because he's been a bad doggie, Bailey learns about a mysterious Native American Indian called the ...
Style: touching, humorous, feel good, semi serious, sentimental
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: family life, friendship, siblings relations, getting home, on the road, family relations, hopes, christmas, dog, escapades, coming of age, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Buffalo Dreams (2005)
Genre: Family
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Josh Townsend finds himself living in New Mexico after his father's new job requires the family to move from their home in Utah. While acclimating to his new surroundings, Josh becomes involved with a group of teens attempting to preserve the ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, touching
Audience: kids, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, teenage life, young heroes, youth, escapades, fish out of water, parents and children, family relations, mute, interracial friendship, danger, native american reservation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new mexico, utah, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Scoot & Kassie's Christmas Adventure (2013)
Genre: Family
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Luke Perry stars in this heartwarming "tail." Kassie, her friends and her dog, Scoot, organize a holiday fundraiser, but must protect the cash from some crooks in order to save Christmas.
Style: humorous, feel good, light, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: christmas, friends, animal life, escapades, youth, family, single parent, small town, friendship, family relations, adventure, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, captivating, sincere, humorous
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: dog, teddy bear, friendship, talking dog, adventure, rescue, heroes, getting home, best friends, youth, pets, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Christmas Tree (1996)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A story about a forming friendship between an elderly nun, Sister Anthony, and New York's Rockefeller Center's head gardener Richard Reilly, who wants to fell a tree she's been growing for decades and move it to New York for Christmas ...
Plot: friendship, nun, female director, inspiration, holiday, gardener, tree, unlikely friendships, friend, christmas, christmas tree
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Harley's Hill (2011)
Genre: Family
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Harley, a runaway thoroughbred, is found by a rancher and his daughter. Unable to find the owner, they nurture him back to health, and the girl includes Harley as her partner in her horse club competitions.
Style: captivating, sincere, light, feel good
Audience: family outing
Plot: horse ranch, father daughter relationship, competition, runaway horse, horse jumping, equestrian, horse trainer, family relations, friendship, couples, rider horse relationship, girl horse relationship ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Christmas Break-In (2018)
Genre: Family
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Izzy is an energetic 9-year-old. Overscheduled and running late, Izzy's parents can't pick her up on-time the last day of school before Christmas break. A blizzard complicates the matter, but not as much as a pair of bad guys who are ...
Style: light, exciting, humorous, not serious, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: christmas, adaptation, child's point of view, one man army, child in peril, friendship, holiday, kids and family, precocious child, resourceful, school, criminal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Sugar Creek Gang: Secret Hideout (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: This is the fourth film in The Sugar Creek Gang series. The gang races through the swamp only to stumble upon previously unexplored territory that leads them right into the middle of a mystery. As if the puzzling new discoveries aren't enough, ...
Plot: secret, lamb, friend, friendship, cave, boy, old man, group of friends, gang, cemetery, hiding place
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Jessica Darling's It List (2016)
Genre: Family
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Jessica Darling – a smart, witty, opinionated girl heading into 7th grade – was never too concerned about where she'd fit in the middle school hierarchy. But before her first day of school, her older sister — the super popular Bethany, ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, light, feel good, humorous
Audience: teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Max 2: White House Hero (2017)
Genre: Family
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Max is assigned to the White House while Butch, the secret service dog, is on maternity leave. He meets TJ, a 12 year old boy, who is the President's son. Due to his father's high profile, he is trying hard to fit in and lead a normal ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, captivating, light ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing
Plot: dog, police dog, dog movie, white house, teenage life, danger, rescue, pets, escapades, family, adventure, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
My Friend the Vagabond (1984)
Genre: Family
Country: Spain
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Nazario is a wanderer who makes his living playing an old guitar in the streets of Madrid. From what he gets, he lives together with Sam, an orphan of eight years, which he hosted for charity and adores. The problem is that a wealthy and childless ...
Plot: drifter, friendship, mouse, guitar, child, frog, businessman, christmas, kidnapping, police, street musician, police commissioner
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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The Three Dogateers (2014)
Genre: Family
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When a couple of burglars make off with their family's presents and decorations, the Three Dogateers set off on a journey to sniff out the bad guys and save Christmas!
Style: humorous, feel good, entertaining, captivating, light ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: dog, save the day, escapades, obsessive quest, pets, christmas movie, santa claus, christmas, friendship, family, disorder, musketeer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
All About My Dog (2005)
Genre: Family
Country: Japan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A series of short stories all about dogs.
Plot: dog, pet dog, loyalty, nobility, noble, puppy
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
A Christmas Memory (1997)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A boy, Buddy, whose parents have split and whose mother is an actress in New York, has been dumped in the south at the small-town home of some older cousins, all of whom are unmarried.
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, atmospheric, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, friendship, small town, family life, golden years, youth, love and romance, buddies, friends, adult virgin, eccentric family, small town life ...
Place: southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Adventure of A.R.I.: My Robot Friend (2020)
Genre: Family
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A teenager summons the courage to help a friendly robot known as A.R.I. kidnapped by a ruthless lab director working for a powerful corporation seeking to turn him into a dangerous weapon in order to rule the world.
Style: exciting, sentimental, humorous, light, touching ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: children, childhood, robot, chase, computer animation, adventure, robotics, a.i., runaway, imaginary, compassion, friendship ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Little Virgil and Freddy Frogface (1980)
Genre: Family
Country: Denmark
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Little Virgil lives in a henhouse with his best friend Oscar, a one-legged rooster. Virgil's worst enemy is Orla, the local bully-boy. When a circus comes to town, Virgil hires on as the Human Cannonball's apprentice. The role is a perfect ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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The Wishing Tree (2012)
Genre: Family
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Professor Evan Farnsworth is a widower who works tirelessly at a prestigious boarding school in Maine, dedicating all his time to helping his students believe in themselves. Accepting a job to teach the students left behind during Christmas ...
Plot: widower, christmas, boarding school, desire, young love, winter, boiler room, teen romance, christmas carol, teacher student relationship, troubled teen, charity ...
Place: maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Elving Project (2016)
Genre: Family
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Even with Christmas around the corner, for the Buckley boys, payback almost always wins out over brotherly love. That is until the four brothers join forces against a common adversary--the Hagbarts, the meanest bullies at their middle school. But ...
Plot: christmas, pregnant, burial, full moon, bloody mouth, pen, bus driver, evil laugh, paint, milk, bathtub, vietnam war veteran ...
Time: year 1986
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Summer With The Ghosts (2003)
Genre: Family
Country: Canada, Austria
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A young girl and her new friend investigate a series of supernatural happenings in the Austrian children's film SUMMER WITH THE GHOSTS. Caroline departs from her home in Montreal to join her father a famous film director on the set of his ...
Plot: dog, lake, nun, mountain lion, ghost, singing, pursuit, haunted castle, castle, friendship
Place: europe, austria
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Hello, Goodbye (2016)
Genre: Family
Country: Japan
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Hazuki and Aoi are classmates but their relationship outside class is fraught, and outside school non-existent. But when both girls are drawn to helping an elderly woman, they're forced to interact, confronting their differences and ...
Plot: disability, friendship, female protagonist, coming of age, female friendship, old woman, high school, school uniform, japanese school, disease, golf, mini skirt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Karla & Katrine (2009)
Genre: Family
Country: Denmark
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Karla invites Katrine to spend the holidays with her, hoping they might become best friends. As it turns out, nothing goes as planned. Karla meets Jonas and falls in love for the first time, and she nearly forgets all about Katrine. However, the two ...
Style: feel good, sincere, entertaining, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, escapades, fighting crime, best friends, youth, love and romance, family life, countryside, crimes, coming of age, motorcycle chase, young at heart ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Winnetous Sohn (2015)
Genre: Family
Country: Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Directed by André Erkau.
Plot: friend, self confidence, casting, separated parents, horse, training, nightgown, barefoot male, beer drinking, child protagonist, drinking from the bottle, male objectification ...
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37%
Monkey in the Middle (2014)
Genre: Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Chris has just moved to the East Coast, and already his workaholic father is encouraging him to make new friends. Luckily football (soccer) practice is starting up, and Chris meets a few kids on the team-including his cute neighbor Mara. When Mara ...
Style: realistic, feel good, semi serious, humorous
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, family relations, mischievous children, disorder, family, youth, single parent, coming of age, friends, animal life
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%