Movies and TV shows like Run, Joe, Run

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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, german shepherd, fugitives, on the run, escape, obsession, soldier, u.s. army, american soldier, rescue, bounty hunter, runaway, chase, death sentence, boy dog relationship, dog training, false accusation, sergeant, flashback, owner dog relationship, dog actor, wrongful conviction, girl dog relationship, human dog relationship, barking dog ...

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Most similar movies to Run, Joe, Run

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out feel good, serious, touching and realistic films and TV series with plots about dog, family, animals, family relations, adventure, friendship and pets mostly in Drama, Adventure and Family genres. Some movies like Run, Joe, Run: The New Lassie (1989), Chips, the War Dog (1990), Belle and Sebastian (1965), Smoke (1970), Skippy (1968). 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, love, boy and dog, family, family relations, human dog relationship, father son relationship, boy dog relationship, mother son relationship, live action
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95%
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, animals, dog, world war two, dog actor, sergeant, misfit
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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.
Audience: kids
Plot: dog, christmas, mountain, boy, human animal relationship, boy dog relationship, village, little boy, friendship, boy and dog, animals, human dog relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.7
 141
Smoke (1970)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
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: uplifting, realistic, serious, touching, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: youth, disney, family relations, farm, remarry, animal life, estrangement, teenage life, betrayal, family, coming of age, adventure ...
Time: 60s, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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 6.3
 1K
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: sitcom, semi serious, feel good, offbeat
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: animals, kangaroo, friendship, family, heroes, youth, pets, partners, adventure, odd couple, save the day, amateur detective ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 551
Pup Academy (2019)
Genre: Family
Country: USA
TV show
Story: Welcome to a secret world where pups learn to be a human's best friend. Follow three unlikely puppies - and their human friends - as they work together to discover the power of friendship and create everlasting bonds between dogs and humans.
Style: sincere, captivating, feel good, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: animal human communication, girl dog relationship, boy and dog, puppy, friendship, animals, animal life, boy dog relationship, dog, pets, human animal relationship, pet dog ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 8.1
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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, psychological, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, crimes, chase, false accusation, on the run, escape, murder, uncover truth, injustice, dishonesty, twists and turns, death sentence ...
Time: 20th century, future, 60s
Place: tucson arizona, indiana, phoenix arizona, arizona, new mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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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: entertaining, sweet, sentimental, semi serious, inspirational ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: dog, animals, dog actor, getting home, pets, best friends, human spirit, animal life, family, friendship, human animal relationship, adventurer ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Savage Sam (1963)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Travis, Arliss, and Lisbeth are captured by Apaches while Old Yeller's son, Sam, tracks their trail.
Style: realistic, semi serious, exciting, suspenseful
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: dog, disney, coming of age, wilderness, kidnapping, puppy love, brother brother relationship, uncle nephew relationship, racism, dog actor, storm, child in peril ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: texas, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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, emotional, suspense, realistic, serious ...
Audience: family outing, teens, chick flick, kids, girls' night
Plot: dog, youth, teenage life, adventure, betrayal, police investigation, pets, family bonds, twists and turns, war, friendship, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, afghanistan, california, iraq, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Lad: A Dog (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story of the rough collie hero, Sunnybank Lad. Based on the book by Albert Payson Terhune.
Plot: boy and dog, girl dog relationship, family relations, owner dog relationship, rescue, dog actor, dog, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, human dog relationship, animals, warner bros ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Without Family (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: France, Germany, Czech Republic
Duration: 193 min.
TV show
Story: Young Remi, a foundling, lives on the farm run by his impoverished foster parents. When their money runs out, unbeknown to his foster-mother, Rémi is sold by his hard-hearted foster father to an old street performer named Vitalis. Vitalis was once ...
Plot: gold, monkey, killer, inheritance, dog, veterinarian, fondling
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, military base, us military, mockery, air force, captain, army, u.s. army, female soldier, soldier, sergeant, barracks ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Big Red (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Wealthy sportsman James Haggin (Walter Pidgeon) lives on a Quebec estate called Wintapi. Émile Fornet (Émile Genest), handler of Haggin's hunting dogs, and Émile's wife Therese (Janette Bertrand), Haggin's cook and housekeeper, ...
Style: serious, sentimental, feel good, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: dog, disney, animal life, youth, puppy love, countryside, orphan, family relations, friends, adventure, coming of age, family ...
Time: 60s
Place: canada, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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: touching, serious, sincere, sentimental
Plot: dog, police dog, courtroom drama, pets, false accusation, human animal relationship, police investigation, fighting the system, family life, frame up, family, legal ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, suspense, sentimental, realistic, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: dog, pets, animal life, pet dog, dog actor, journey, north sea, escape, adventure, honesty, friends, getting home ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, against the odds, fish out of water, getting home, escapades, rescue, island, husband wife relationship, surrealism, horse ...
Time: 18th century, stone age, georgian era
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, humorous, melancholic, road movie, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, teens, family outing, girls' night
Plot: dog, disney, cat, wilderness, animals, adventure, friendship, family, beautiful scenery, pets, first contact, destiny ...
Time: 60s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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: youth, escape, immigration, death of mother
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 1860s, year 1865
Place: canada, prussia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, humorous, feel good, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: dog, disney, youth, friendship, pets, boy and dog, family relations, interracial relations, animal life, disorder, friends, power relations ...
Time: 70s
Place: tennessee, usa, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: serious, captivating
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: animals, wilderness, fish out of water, mistaken identity, escapades, on the run, survival, family, heroes, adventure, misfit, animal life ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Eight Below (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
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, breathtaking, inspirational, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, kids, chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: survival, dog, expedition, rescue, adventure, dog sled, animals, wilderness, snow, husky dog, disney, pets ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: antarctica, british columbia, canada, new zealand, oregon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 5K
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: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough
Plot: frame up, on the run, police detective, police corruption, crimes, heroes, partners, dishonesty, law enforcement, chase, reluctant partners, track down ...
Time: 90s
Place: san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Call of the Wild (2020)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A sled dog struggles for survival in the wilds of the Yukon.
Style: captivating, sincere, disturbing, inspirational, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: dog, survival, dog sled, wolf, gold rush, wolf pack, friendship, gold, grizzly bear, snow, animals, disney ...
Time: 19th century, contemporary, victorian era, 1890s
Place: alaska, yukon
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.6
 216
Katts and Dog (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Family
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Katts and Dog is a French and Canadian-produced television series which ran from 1988 to 1993. It was known as Rin Tin Tin: K-9 Cop in the United States where it originally aired on CBN Cable/The Family Channel and Rintintin Junior in France on La ...
Plot: missing person, family relations, dog, car chase, uncle nephew relationship, teenage boy, police, canadian, police dog, boy, police officer, german shepherd ...
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Mosquito Coast (2021)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Allie Fox—a brilliant inventor and stubborn idealist—uproots his family for a dangerous quest through Mexico to flee the U.S. government and find safety.
Style: suspense, tense, captivating
Plot: migration, family, haunted by the past, showdown, past coming back to haunt, runaway, dysfunctional family, parents and children, confronting the past, on the run, fight, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, 2020s
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.7
 18K
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, scenic, uplifting, captivating, sentimental ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: animals, adventure, wilderness, survival, nature, bear, friendship, dog, family, hunting, heroic mission, rescue ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: british columbia, canada, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.2
 449
Inspector Max (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Family
Country: Portugal
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: "Inspector Max" is a Portuguese television series created by Virgílio Castelo e Produções Fictícias and broadcast on TVI. Its story is a dog called "Max", who is caught by Inspector Jorge Mendes' two sons (Fernando ...
Style: disturbing, humorous, captivating, sincere
Audience: family outing
Plot: police, dog, fighting crime, partners against crime, human dog relationship, police dog, owner dog relationship, animal human communication, investigation, uncover truth, police partner, detective inspector ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.6
 6K
Kung Fu (1972)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The adventures of a Shaolin Monk as he wanders the American West armed only with his skill in Kung Fu.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, atmospheric, gloomy
Audience: kids, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, on the run, shaolin monk, kung fu classic, shaolin, flashback, vegetarian, temple, haunted by the past, shaolin kung fu, man with no name ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, new mexico, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Remake of the popular Disney classic, this time featuring some well known voices as two dogs and a cat trek across America encountering all sorts of adventures in the quest to be reunited with their owners.
Style: touching, sweet, feel good, exciting, tear jerker ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: dog, cat, wilderness, talking animals, adventure, beautiful scenery, pets, disney, friendship, unlikely friendships, animals, family ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, california, nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%