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Run, Joe, Run (1974)
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Run, Joe, Run (1974)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Run, Joe, Run was a Saturday morning television program that aired on NBC from 1974 to 1976. It centered around Joe, a German Shepherd in the military's K-9 Corp., and his master, Sergeant Will Corey. One day, during training, Joe was falsely accused of attacking his master, a crime for which the dog would be put to sleep as punishment. However, he escaped before being killed and a $200 bounty was put on his head. Sgt. Corey believed Joe was innocent and also pursued him, hoping to find Joe before the authorities did. While on the run, Joe helped people he encountered. During the show's second season, Sgt. Corey, having never found Joe, was called back to duty. Joe then teamed with a hiker, Josh McCoy, and continued to help others, all the while still on the run. The show was considered as a cross between Lassie and The Fugitive. Like The Fugitive, and later, The Incredible Hulk, it centered around a falsely accused person running from authorities and helping out people he meets along the way. The show was produced by William P. D'Angelo Productions, who also produced the NBC young adult drama, Westwind.
Plot: dog, on the run, obsession, u.s. army, soldier, american soldier, bounty hunter, german shepherd, death sentence, chase, runaway, boy dog relationship, false accusation, owner dog relationship, sergeant, escape, rescue, dog actor, dog training, sentenced to death, human dog relationship, flashback, barking dog, live action, wrongful conviction ...

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Most similar movies to Run, Joe, Run

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, feel good, serious and realistic films and TV series with plots about dog, family, friendship, adventure, animals, family relations and escapades mostly in Drama, Adventure and Family genres. Some movies like Run, Joe, Run: The New Lassie (1989), Belle and Sebastian (1965), Chips, the War Dog (1990), Lassie (1997), Max (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The New Lassie (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The New Lassie is an American children and family oriented drama series which aired in first-run syndication from September 8, 1989 to February 15, 1992. The series stars Will Estes as Will McCullough, Lassie's new master. Real life husband and ...
Plot: dog, family, boy and dog, family relations, human dog relationship, father son relationship, boy dog relationship, mother son relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Belle and Sebastian (1965)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: France
Duration: 26 min.
TV show
Story: Mountain-based adventures of a young boy and his dog in a small village in the southern Alps.
Plot: village, mountain, boy dog relationship, friendship, animal, dog, little boy, boy, human animal relationship, animals, boy and dog, human dog relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Chips, the War Dog (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, War
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In this made-for-tv movie, misfits Danny Stauffer and Chips (a chicken-chasing German shepherd) are teamed up in the Army's "Dogs for Defense" program during WWII.
Plot: german shepherd, dog actor, sergeant, misfit, animal, world war two, dog, animals
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 5.9
 261
Lassie (1997)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Lassie is a Canadian television series which aired from 1997 to 1999 on YTV in Canada and Sunday nights on the Animal Planet network in the United States, as a modified remake of the original Lassie series about a boy and his faithful dog. As with ...
Style: touching, feel good, inspirational, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: dog, animals, dog actor, getting home, pets, best friends, human spirit, animal life, friendship, human animal relationship, family, hometown ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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 6.7
 26K
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 ⇓
60%
 8.1
 3K
The Fugitive (1963)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 51 min.
TV show
Story: The Fugitive is an American drama series created by Roy Huggins and produced by QM Productions and United Artists Television that aired on ABC from 1963 to 1967. David Janssen stars as Richard Kimble, a doctor who is falsely convicted of his ...
Style: captivating, serious, suspenseful, rough, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, false accusation, on the run, manhunt, murder, escape, uncover truth, crimes, dishonesty, injustice, law enforcement, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: indiana, tucson arizona, arizona, california, new mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: touching, realistic, serious, uplifting, exciting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, teens, girls' night
Plot: dog, wilderness, adventure, cat, family, friendship, survival, on the road, hopes, getting home, escapades, danger ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.7
 17K
The Bear (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: France, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An orphan bear cub hooks up with an adult male as they try to dodge human hunters.
Style: touching, uplifting, sentimental, captivating, scenic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, wilderness, animals, dog, survival, friendship, family, heroic mission, escapades, youth, rescue, on the run ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: canada, british columbia, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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By Way of the Stars (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: Canada, Germany
TV show
Story: By Way of the Stars is an action/adventure television mini-series co-produced in 1992 by Sullivan Entertainment and German Beta-Taurus Kirch Group, that begins in 19th century Prussia, then travels through post-U.S. Civil War Charleston to the ...
Plot: escape, death of mother, immigration
Time: 1860s, 19th century, year 1865
Place: canada, prussia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Lassie Come Home (2020)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Remake of 1943 movie based on Eric Knight's book, "Lassie Come Home"
Style: captivating, light, humorous, suspense, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: animal life, pet dog, boy dog relationship, pets, dog actor, escape, journey, dog, dog movie, north sea, animals, honesty ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
A Dog's Way Home (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: China, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A Dog’s Way Home chronicles the heartwarming adventure of Bella, a dog who embarks on an epic 400-mile journey home after she is separated from her beloved human.
Style: sweet, sentimental, sincere, touching, scenic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: dog, puppy, pets, lost dog, adventure, pitbull, best friends, pet dog, animals, animal life, homelessness, veteran ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colorado, denver colorado, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.7
 119
Smoke (1970)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Fourteen-year-old Chris is haunted by the death of his father and resentful of his stepfather Cal. He befriends a lost dog and names it Smoke, but tries to keep it a secret for fear Cal will take the dog away.
Style: emotional, feel good, touching, uplifting, serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: family relations, family, coming of age, adventure, betrayal, youth, teenage life, estrangement, remarry, animal life, farm, barking ...
Time: 60s, 70s
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46%
 6.0
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Renegade (1992)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Renegade is an American television series that ran for 110 episodes spanning 5 seasons, first broadcast between September 19, 1992 and April 4, 1997. The series was created by Stephen J. Cannell. Executive Producers included Cannell, Stu Segall, ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Plot: frame up, on the run, bounty hunter, police corruption, police detective, crimes, heroes, crime, track down, murder, deadly, reluctant partners ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.4
 950
Skippy (1968)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: Australia
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Skippy the Bush Kangaroo is an Australian television series created by John McCallum, produced from 1966–1968, telling the adventures of a young boy and his intelligent pet kangaroo, and the various visitors to the fictional Waratah National Park ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, offbeat
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, kangaroo, family, partners, odd couple, heroes, danger, unlikely partners, youth, amateur detective, save the day, adventure ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.7
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Ace of Hearts (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Officer Daniel Harding is a distinguished member of the K-9 police unit. His partner and best friend is Ace, a police dog. When Ace is accused of mauling a suspect, an overzealous DA convinces police authorities that Ace should be euthanized.
Style: serious, sincere, sentimental, touching
Plot: police dog, false accusation, pets, courtroom drama, fighting the system, police investigation, society, dishonesty, family, legal, fighting crime, frame up ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.3
 62K
Eight Below (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In the Antarctic, after an expedition with Dr. Davis McClaren, the sled dog trainer Jerry Shepherd has to leave the polar base with his colleagues due to the proximity of a heavy snow storm. He ties his dogs to be rescued after, but the mission is ...
Style: sentimental, touching, captivating, breathtaking, tense ...
Audience: family outing, kids, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: dog, survival, rescue, dog sled, expedition, adventure, pets, pilot, snow, wilderness, scientist, research ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: antarctica, new zealand, pasadena california, oregon, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Flight of the Grey Wolf (1976)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A youth (Russ Hanson) attempts to re-introduce a domesticated wolf to the wild.
Style: captivating, serious
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: wilderness, family, adventure, misfit, danger, heroes, animal life, survival, mistaken identity, fish out of water, escapades, on the run ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Call of the Wild (2020)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A sled dog struggles for survival in the wilds of the Yukon.
Style: sincere, captivating, disturbing, tense
Plot: dog, wolf, dog sled, gold rush, survival, grizzly bear, gold, snow, disney, danger, friendship, golddigger ...
Time: 19th century, contemporary, 1890s
Place: alaska, yukon
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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The Incredible Journey of Mary Bryant (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Australia, UK
Duration: 480 min.
TV show
Story: A young woman is transported to the New South Wales penal colony in 1788.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, suspense
Plot: adventure, life is a bitch, survival, against the odds, human spirit, escapades, on the run, danger, society, girl heroine, injustice, travel ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: australia, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Adventures of Milo and Otis (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: Japan
Duration: 76 min.
Story: The story of two animals and their adventures. Milo, the cat, and Otis, the dog, are two animals who grew up together on the same farm. One day, the two are separated and begin a journey to find each other. The adventurous, and often perilous quest ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, sweet, touching, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: dog, survival, friendship, pug, pig, chicken, fight, milk, cat, barn, adventure, family ...
Time: 80s, year 1986
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Belle & Sebastian (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Belle and Sebastian is set high in the snowy Alps during the Second World War. The resourceful Sebastian is a lonely boy who tames and befriends a giant, wild mountain dog, Belle – even though the villagers believe her to be ‘the beast’ that ...
Style: serious, touching, stylized, realistic
Plot: dog, adventure, world war two, human animal relationship, friendship, orphan, on the road, dog movie, wounded animal, boy and dog, friends, young heroes ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1943
Place: alps, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
A Dog of Flanders (1999)
Genre: Family, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Poor but happy, young Nello and his grandfather live alone, delivering milk as a livelihood, in the outskirts of Antwerp, a city in Flanders (the Flemish or Dutch-speaking part of modern-day Belgium). They discover a beaten dog (a Bouvier, a large ...
Style: sentimental, touching, tear jerker, inspirational, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: dog, family, friendship, countryside, boy dog relationship, grandfather grandson relationship, family relations, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, drawing, boy and dog, life philosophy, destiny ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1930s, 70s
Place: flanders, antwerp, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
For Love and Honor (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: For Love and Honor is a short-lived American military drama series that aired on NBC from September 23, 1983 to December 27, 1983. The series is inspired by the hit film An Officer and a Gentleman.
Plot: military, u.s. army, military base, pursuit, air force, mockery, army, sergeant, airforce, corporal, soldier, female soldier ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Gulliver's Travels (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 186 min.
TV show
Story: Gulliver washes ashore on Lilliput and attempts to prevent war between that tiny kingdom and its equally-miniscule rival, Blefiscu, as well as smooth the way for the romance between the Princess and Prince of the opposing lands. In this he is ...
Style: serious, stylized, entertaining, captivating, sincere ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: giant, imaginary kingdom, adventure, island, against the odds, fish out of water, getting home, rescue, escapades, dwarf, confined, satire ...
Time: 18th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Amazing Panda Adventure (1995)
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, sweet, nostalgic, scary ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, teens, girls' night
Plot: panda, family relations, adventure, family, poacher, adventurer, on the run, friends, animal life, disorder, survival, parents and children ...
Place: china, asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Lone Wolf (1972)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A boy finds a large wolf-like dog in the mountain and they befriend. The local peasants think that it may be a real wolf responsible for the sheep pestilence. They decide to kill the animal, but the boy is worried about it and he secretly provides ...
Plot: wolf, mountain, dog, winter, snow, ladder, shooting, youth, pit, school, brother, boy ...
Time: 1940s
Place: former yugoslavia, yugoslavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 8.2
 3K
Wishbone (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Wishbone is a children's television show that aired from 1995 to 1997 in the United States. The show's title character is a Jack Russell Terrier of the same name. Wishbone lives with his owner Joe Talbot in the fictional modern town of ...
Style: educational, touching, feel good, humorous, semi serious
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: dog, friendship, talking animals, storytelling, literature, adventurer, pretense, teenage life, make believe, animal life, adventure, family ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.6
 568
Gentle Ben (1967)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Gentle Ben is an American family series that aired on CBS from September 10, 1967 to April 27, 1969. The series follows the adventures, in the Florida Everglades, of a game warden, Tom Wedloe, his wife Ellen, his son Mark and Ben the grizzly bear.
Style: wild
Plot: bear, human animal relationship, parent child relationship, boy
Place: florida, everglades
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.9
 309
Fuzzbucket (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
Story: In the vein of "Harvey", an invisible creature befriends a 12 year old boy. Of course, no one else can see him nor believes in him.
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, feel good, offbeat
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: junior high school, missing person, creature, imaginary friend, friends, family relations, disorder, parents and children, siblings relations, friendship, youth, family ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Adventures of Pollyanna (1982)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: Pollyanna comes to stay with her aunt, Polly Harrington, the most powerful woman in the town of Harrington. Aunt Polly wants her to concentrate on her studies but Pollyanna would rather make friends with the orphan kids. One day, a woman named Widow ...
Plot: family relations, aunt niece relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%