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Kayla: A Cry in the Wilderness (1997)
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Kayla: A Cry in the Wilderness (1997)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Set in the 1920s, this film tells the poignant and inspiring story of Sam MacKenzie (Tod Fennell), a boy whose explorer dad disappeared on an expedition to the Arctic tundra. Unable to make friends, adjust to his new Canadian home or get along with his stepfather (Henry Czerny), Sam finds solace in Kayla, a wild dog he hopes to enter in a dogsled race. But when the community turns against Kayla, Sam must come to her rescue.
Plot: dog, wolf, family relations, arctic, dog sled, pursuit, bullying, explorer, father son relationship, stepfather, rage, insult, country doctor, emotional abuse, friend, countryside, neighbor, missing father, ridicule
Time: 1920s
Place: quebec

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Most similar movies to Kayla: A Cry in the Wilderness

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, realistic, feel good and semi serious films with plots about family relations, father son relationship, mother son relationship, friendship, dog, countryside and boy mostly in Drama, Family and Adventure genres. Some movies like Kayla: A Cry in the Wilderness: Little Crumb (1999), A Piggy Tale (1991), Rubber Tarzan (1981), Amour d'enfance (2001), Owd Bob (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Little Crumb (1999)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The film is based on the popular Dutch childrens book by Chris van Abkoude. In a Dutch port in 1921 lives a 10-year-old orphan boy known to everyone simply as Little Crumb (Ruud Feltkamp). His poverty-stricken mother Lize van Dien (Thekla Reuten) ...
Plot: female director, family relations, adoptive mother, hopes, boy, friendship, friend, dog, father son relationship, orphan, hit by a car, pianist ...
Time: 1920s
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95%
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 17
A Piggy Tale (1991)
Genre: Family, Drama
Country: Taiwan
Story: Dolly, a lovely, adorable little girl from the mountain region. Due to the death of her parents, she was sent to her parents' friend, Mrs. Chu's care. When Dolly and her mini pig playmate, Guava, first came to Taipei, they brought a great ...
Plot: friendship, friend, orphan, girl, father son relationship, death of father, pig, animal, surrogate family, family relations, animals, search ...
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62%
Rubber Tarzan (1981)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Denmark
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Ivan is a very lonely 8 year boy who is bullied almost every day in school. Even his father taunts him because Ivan litteraly is a weakling (That should explain the title Rubber Tarzan). As a result of this Ivan spends a lot of his time on ...
Plot: bully, boy, loneliness, school, father son relationship, children, family relations, mother son relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Amour d'enfance (2001)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: This feature length entry from shorts director Caumon deals with a turbulent mother and son relationship in a rural setting.
Plot: countryside, family relations, cancer, hunting, violence, death of father, father son relationship, friendship, love triangle, farm, mother son relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Owd Bob (1998)
Genre: Family, Drama
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Recently orphaned David must move to the Isle of Man to live with his grandfather, Adam, who's a sheep farmer. Both long for the end of the summer, having nothing in common but their love for dogs, notably Adam's precious champion ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: orphan, dog, german shepherd, sheepdog, mischievous children, pets, heroes, family relations, animal life, friends, family problems, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Necessary Parties (1988)
Genre: Family, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Fourteen-year-old Chris Mills goes to court to prevent his parents from ending their marriage.
Plot: marriage, teenager, family relations, lawsuit, mechanic, lawyer, junior high school, middle school, boy hero, 14 year old, disturbed child, high school friend ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Call of the Wild (2020)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA, Portugal
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A sled dog struggles for survival in the wilds of the Yukon.
Style: captivating, sincere, tense, disturbing
Plot: dog, dog sled, wolf, survival, gold rush, grizzly bear, snow, native american, danger, life is a bitch, friendship, disney ...
Time: 19th century, contemporary, 1890s
Place: alaska, yukon
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Where the Red Fern Grows (1974)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Where the Red Fern Grows is the heartwarming and adventurous tale for all ages about a young boy and his quest for his own red-bone hound hunting dogs.
Style: touching, feel good, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, countryside, family relations, coming of age, animal life, friends, parents and children, orphan, youth, contests and competitions, adventure, family ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Silver Bells (2005)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Manhattanite Catherine O'Mara (Heche) bonds with a young man who has run away from his father. When the father returns to New York a year later to sell his Christmas trees, he and Catherine cross paths.
Plot: christmas, false identity, christmas tree, father son relationship, farmer, photographer, family relations, falling
Place: manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Sally Marshall Is Not an Alien (1999)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Australia, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young girl obsessed with watching the heavens bets her telescope with the local bully that their oddly acting new neighbours are not aliens from outer space.
Plot: suburbs, telescope, friendship, girl, tolerance, hung upside down, investigation, stranger, playground, brother sister relationship, reading, loner ...
Place: adelaide south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Wonder (2017)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA, Hong Kong, Canada
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The story of August Pullman – a boy with facial differences – who enters fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time.
Style: uplifting, inspirational, sincere, thought provoking, touching
Plot: middle school, bullying, school, happy ending, friendship, father son relationship, family, family relations, deformity, mask, fight, hospital ...
Place: coney island brooklyn new york city, new york, pennsylvania, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Glass-blower's Children (1998)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Sweden, Norway, Denmark
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Based on the novel by Maria Gripe, this is the story of two children, Klas and Klara, growing up in the poor Swedish countryside of the mid-19th century. Their father Albert is a glass-blower, famous for his beautiful vases, but still unable to earn ...
Style: serious, offbeat, stylized
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, countryside, kidnapping, rivalry, hostages, good versus evil, hostage, royal family, couple relations, pregnancy, memory loss, child in peril ...
Time: 19th century
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Glory and Honor (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The true story about Robert Peary's forgotten African American employee Mathew Henson who proved crucial in their race to North Pole.
Plot: explorer, african american, snow, expedition, arctic, american flag, exploration, eskimo indian, interracial relations, black american, inuit, servant ...
Time: 1900s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Wild Pony (1983)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: To save her ranch after the accidental death of her husband, a woman marries the man responsible for the mishap.
Plot: barn, widow, surrogate father, animals, boy horse relationship, guilty conscience, family relations, father son relationship, rider horse relationship, training, stepfather stepson relationship, arranged marriage ...
Time: 19th century
Place: colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 ⇓
40%
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Digger (1993)
Genre: Family, Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A young boy is sent to live with relatives when his parents break up. He befriends a dying boy who has an eerie connection with nature.
Plot: dog, psychic, heart disease, boy, friendship, father son relationship, family relations, mother son relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
A Girl of the Limberlost (1990)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A teenage girl living in 1908 rural Indiana attends high school despite her mother's fierce opposition of her life, the friendship of a free-spirted older woman helps her stick to her goals.
Plot: naturalist, family relations, countryside, teenage girl, teen angst, violinist, widow, mother daughter relationship, single mother, child's point of view, single parent, farm ...
Time: victorian era, 1900s
Place: indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Cave of the Yellow Dog (2005)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Germany, Mongolia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The little nomad girl, Nansal, finds a baby dog in the Mongolian veld, who becomes her best friend - against all rejections of her parents. A story about a Mongolian family of nomads - their traditional way of life and the rising call of the City.
Style: sincere, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: reincarnation, dog, family relations, rescue, parents and children, family life, danger, human animal relationship, dog movie, little girl, husband wife relationship, bonding ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mongolia, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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The Biscuit Eater (1972)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Nothing warms the heart like the story of a boy and his dog. Lonnie (Johnny Whitaker) and Text (George Spell) are two friends determined, against all odds, to turn a misfit hound into a hero. Tennessee farmer and dog trainer Harve McNeil (Earl ...
Style: semi serious, touching, feel good, humorous
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, interracial relations, family relations, dog, power relations, pets, heroes, ambition, contests and competitions, adventure, train, wilderness ...
Time: 70s
Place: georgia, usa, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Hiroshima Maiden (1988)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 53 min.
Story: "You have to think about whether they're really your friends," Johnny's dad says when Johnny talks to him about the grief his pals have been giving him lately. The other boys haven't exactly tried to understand why Dad ...
Plot: atomic bomb, husband wife relationship, fbi, prejudice, spy, disfigured face, surgery, disfigurement, father son relationship, family relations, japanese girl, post world war two ...
Time: 1950s, 50s
Place: hiroshima japan, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Christmas with Tucker (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: While coming to terms with his dad's recent passing in a tractor accident, 13-year-old George McCray is living with his grandparents on their Kansas farm. George misses his mom, Jill, who has moved to Minnesota to deal with her grief, but there ...
Style: entertaining, captivating, feel good
Plot: dog, christmas, golden retriever, power of love, reunion, grief, death of father, human animal relationship, christmas movie, grandfather, grandparents, grandmother ...
Time: 2010s
Place: minnesota, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Treasure Seekers (1996)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Adaptation of the E. Nesbit novel set in turn of the century England. Widower and father of five, Richard Bastable has only days to save his family home and stave off financial ruin. While he is desperately hoping his latest invention - a ...
Plot: female director, father son relationship, brother sister relationship, newspaper editor, invention, strong female character, family relations, deputy sheriff, female doctor, widower, poetry, refrigerator ...
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Where the Red Fern Grows: Part Two (1992)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An embittered WWII veteran returns to his grandfather's home in the Louisiana woods. The old man helps his grandson readjust by giving him two hound dog puppies to care for.
Plot: dog, hunting, dog movie, family relations
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Spencer's Mountain (1963)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Clay Spencer is a hard-working man who loves his wife and large family. He is respected by his neighbors and always ready to give them a helping hand. Although not a churchgoer, he even helps a newly arrived local minister regain his flock after he ...
Style: humorous, touching, sentimental, feel good, emotional ...
Plot: mountain, family relations, family, family problems, family life, family gatherings, americana, family in crisis, couples, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 60s
Place: wyoming, tokyo, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Storm (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Denmark
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Drengen Freddie elsker hunde og hader hundemishandlere. Så da han ser en mand på gaden være rigtig modbydelig mod sin hund, tager han affære og kidnapper hunden, som han giver navnet Storm. Freddie gemmer Storm på sit værelse, for hans far vil ...
Style: touching, feel good, serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: parents and children, friendship, contests and competitions, family, friends, family relations, animal life, pets, elementary school, jealousy, dog, child protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Summer of the Monkeys (1998)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: One summer Jay finds four chimps on the prairie who have fallen off a circus cart.
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, semi serious, realistic
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: family relations, farm, family, adventure, coming of age, animal life, disability, friends, siblings relations, americana, family life, small town ...
Time: 1910s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Run Wild, Run Free (1969)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Directed by Richard C. Sarafian, this 1969 British children's film stars Mark Lester as a young boy, unable to speak, who befriends both a wild colt with blue eyes and a falcon named "Lady". The cast also includes John Mills, Gordon ...
Plot: falcon, horse, farm, pub, pipe smoking, pony, ex soldier, covered in mud, land rover, village, father son relationship, burial ...
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Hachi-ko (1987)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Japan
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In 1924, Hidesaburō Ueno, a professor in the agriculture department at the University of Tokyo, took in Hachikō, a golden brown Akita, as a pet. During his owner's life, Hachikō walk with him in the morning and greeted him at the end of each ...
Style: clever, sincere, emotional, serious, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: friends, friendship, best friends, dog, bittersweet, pets, owner dog relationship, dog actor, waiting, dog movie, loyalty
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century, 20s, 30s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Those Calloways (1965)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Story of Cam Calloway and his family, who live in a densely wooded area in New England. Cam dreams of building a sanctuary for the geese that fly over the area each year, and he tries several schemes to buy a nearby lake for this santuary. He is ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family relations, danger, family, graphic violence, teaching the ways of the world, curses spells and rituals, human spirit, social decay, single parent, escapades, society, adventure ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1920s
Place: new england, vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
My Dog the Champion (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Champion is a "diamond in the rough" story about a dog named Scout, a cattle dog who decided she didn't like herding cattle. Scout's owner, Billy, a rancher struggling to stay in business, pegs her as a useless, broken tool and ...
Style: humorous, touching, feel good, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing, preschoolers
Plot: countryside, teenage life, friends, family relations, family, parents and children, society, heroes, social misfits, rivalry, youth, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%