Movies like The Silent One

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The Silent One (1984)
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The Silent One (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A baby is washed up on a Pacific Island and is adopted by a childless woman. The tribal priest takes an instant dislike to the child, proclaiming him a demon. The child is deaf and mute and therefore excluded from hunting with the other young men. Out of loneliness, he befriends a white turtle. When a drought befalls the island, the priest blames the silent one. When the chief protects the boy, the priest plots the chiefs' downfall.
Plot: village, island, swimming, baby, turtle, little boy, foundling, south seas, adrift
Place: new zealand, pacific ocean

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Most similar movies to The Silent One

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, feel good and sentimental films with plots about friendship, adventure, escapades, family, island, boy and friends mostly in Drama, Adventure and Family genres. Some movies like The Silent One: George's Island (1989), The Legend of Johnny Lingo (2003), Robby (1968), The Cay (1974), The Rainbow Troops (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
George's Island (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: This is a tale about two children who are put in a foster home, and then on Halloween they breakout and are rescued by their eccentric grandfather who is in a Halloween costume of an eyeball. They then go to George's island to try and find the ...
Plot: halloween, pirate, island, halloween party, boy, little boy, grandfather grandson relationship, ghost, trick or treating, foster home, halloween costume, child protagonist
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95%
The Legend of Johnny Lingo (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When a storm washes a canoe bearing an infant boy ashore upon a small South Pacific island, he is at first well-received as a gift from the heavens, even to the point of the tribal chief adopting him as a successor. However, with time as hardships ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, touching, semi serious, exciting
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: island, starting over, adventure, young heroes, friendship, tragic love, orphan, youth, escapades, adoption, family life, social misfits ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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Robby (1968)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Shipwrecked on a tropical island, a young boy befriends an abandoned native youth, forcing him to reevaluate societal prejudice about race, religion and nudity.
Plot: tropical island, snake bite, blond boy, stranded on an island, coconut, turtle, nudity (full frontal - brief), childhood friend, nude swimming, boy, bathing, male nudity ...
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82%
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The Cay (1974)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: When Young Phillip is separated form his mother and found by a black man named Timothy and his cat Stewcat, Phillip becomes blind and they all end up on an island. Will they survive or will they die?
Plot: stranded, prejudice, blindness, cat, survival, island, boy
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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The Rainbow Troops (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: Indonesia
Duration: 124 min.
Story: In the 1970s, a group of 10 students struggles with poverty and develop hopes for the future in Gantong Village on the farming and tin mining island of Belitung off the east coast of Sumatra.
Style: touching, captivating, psychological, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: social differences, poverty, teachers and students, village, youth, school, self fulfillment, social relations, island, friendship, student, adventure ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: indonesia, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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, boy and dog, animals, human dog relationship
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78%
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Whale Rider (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: New Zealand, Germany
Duration: 101 min.
Story: On the east coast of New Zealand, the Whangara people believe their presence there dates back a thousand years or more to a single ancestor, Paikea, who escaped death when his canoe capsized by riding to shore on the back of a whale. From then on, ...
Style: touching, thought provoking, atmospheric, emotional, intense ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, date night
Plot: whale, loss of son, culture clash, tradition, generation gap, sexism, coming of age, destiny, childhood, parents and children, lifestyle, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new zealand, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
The Jennie Project (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Hugo Archibald is a doctor and brings home a wide variety of exotic animal species. The latest animal he brings home is a chimpanzee named Jennie. Dr. Archibald is not home very much, and Andrew feels he does not care about him. And Lea his wife ...
Plot: liquid, chimpanzee, family relations, table
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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War of the Buttons (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: UK, France, Japan, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The children of Ballydowse and Carrickdowse engage in battles where they cut of the buttons, shoe-laces and underwear of their captured opponents. This is to get the boys in trouble with their parents. They go to battle in mass groups of dozens, ...
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, sincere, contemplative ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: rivalry, friendship, adventure, family, coming of age, society, leadership, youth, heroes, mischievous children, social relations, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 60s, 1960s, 70s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Sigurd Drakedreper (1989)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: Norway
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Sigurd Drakedreper is a film about Sigurd growing up in a time when conflicts are resolved with weapons. Sigurd is named after a great tale hero, Sigurd Fåvnesbane. It is expected that he will grow up and become a strong Viking, like all in his ...
Style: cult film
Plot: slavery, viking, little boy, spear, teenage hero, shot with a bow and arrow, training, casualty of war, battle axe, child fighting adult, sword duel, battlefield ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Lippel's Dream (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: Germany
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Lippel is alone with a new housekeeper while his father, a cook, is away on business. The housekeeper is very strict and shows no appreciation for Lippel. Then Lippel finds new friends and a tale from the book "One Thousand and One Nights".
Plot: story continued during end credits, personal growth, dog, friendship, courage, overcoming fear, housekeeper
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Flipper's New Adventure (1964)
Genre: Family, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: While widowed Porter Ricks is away at school learning to be a park ranger, his teen-aged son, Sandy, under adult supervision from a neighbor, remains at the family home in the Florida Keys with his pet dolphin, Flipper. While Po (as Porter is called ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, semi serious, realistic
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: island, beach, dolphins, heroes, confined, escapades, adventure, buddies, young heroes, gangsters, danger, daring rescue ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: bahamas, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
The Children of Captain Grant (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: Germany, Russia, USA, Canada, UK
Duration: 115 min.
Plot: death of mother, father, rescue, farmer, captain, journey, message in a bottle
Time: 1850s
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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Hurricane (1979)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA, Netherlands
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The story of the desperate love affair between a young Samoan chief and a beautiful American painter, against the will of her father, the powerful governor of the island. Amid this man-made tension comes a powerful hurricane so devastating, the ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, disaster movie, psychotronic
Plot: beach, forbidden love, island, adventure, opposites attract, escapades, catastrophe, danger, love and romance, injustice, parents and children, love affair ...
Time: 1920s, 20s
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.8
 25K
Fly Away Home (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Amy is only 13 years old when her mother is killed. She goes to Canada to live with her father, an eccentric inventor whom she barely knows. Amy is miserable in her new life... until she discovers a nest of goose eggs that were abandoned when a ...
Style: uplifting, sentimental, touching, serious, emotional ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids, chick flick, girls' night ...
Plot: goose, rescue, aviation, tragedy, against the odds, family, death in the family, hang glider, bird, inventor, adventure, ecology ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: canada, new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.1
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3 Mile Limit (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Set in 1965, a true story of one man’s struggle to bring rock music to a nation, an iconic New Zealand story with a universal ‘David and Goliath’ theme. The youth will find it incredible this actually happened and existed as part of New ...
Plot: dj, disc jockey, love, boat, rock and roll
Time: year 1965
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Call of the Wild (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Self-centered and status-conscious, ten year old Ryann Hale journeys to Montana to visit her down-to-earth grandpa, Bill Hale. Ryann bonds with a wolf-dog, Buck, and schemes to save him from a cruel dogsledder.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, captivating, contemplative
Audience: family outing
Plot: small town, family holiday, friendship, adventure, young heroes, friends, chases and races, contests and competitions, rivalry, human animal relationship, grandfather granddaughter relationship, countryside ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Remi, Nobody's Boy (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The adventures of the young Rémi, an orphan, collected by the gentle Madam Barberin. At the age of 10 years, he is snatched from his adoptive mother and entrusted to the signor Vitalis, a mysterious itinerant musician. Has its sides, he will learn ...
Style: scenic, touching, feel good, inspirational
Plot: transformation, self discovery, philosophy, adventure, life philosophy, destiny, mentor, friendship, childhood, travel, hopes, naivete ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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 7.2
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Born Free (1966)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Born Free (1966) is an Open Road Films Ltd./Columbia Pictures feature film starring Virginia McKenna and Bill Travers as Joy and George Adamson, a real-life couple who raised an orphaned lion cub to adulthood, and released her into the wilds of ...
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, emotional, serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: lion, animal rights, lion cub, rifle, wildlife, pets, friends, survival, family, adventure, friendship, adoption ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: kenya, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
The Belstone Fox (1973)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Based on the novel "The Ballad of the Belstone Fox", this heartwarming film chronicles the life of a fox much smarter than the dogs that hunt him. In fact, they never could catch him!
Audience: family outing
Plot: fox hunt, hound dog, fox, animal life, heroes, confined, friends, pets, captivity, family, disorder, danger ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Man Friday (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Englishman Robinson Crusoe, stranded alone on an island for years, is overjoyed to find a fellow man, a black islander whom he names Friday. But Crusoe cannot overcome the shackles of his own heritage and upbringing and is incapable of seeing Friday ...
Style: suspense, serious, realistic, captivating, biting
Plot: island, survival, interracial relations, teaching the ways of the world, racism, fish out of water, isolation, moral dilemma, power relations, confined, buddies, escapades ...
Time: 17th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
The Trial of Old Drum (2000)
Genre: Drama, Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Inspired by a true story set in Missouri, "The Trial of Old Drum" tells the story of a valiant golden retriever, Old Drum, an orphan dog that becomes a boy's best friend and is then forced to stand trial for killing a neighbor's ...
Style: touching, realistic, light, sentimental, captivating ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: golden retriever, courtroom drama, family, against the odds, legal investigation, legal action, legal, pets, youth, rivalry, dedicated lawyer, righting the wronged ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 5.1
 18K
Free Willy 2 (1995)
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: touching, sentimental, sweet, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, teens, girls' night
Plot: killer whale, friendship, whale, family, adventure, daring rescue, rescue, family relations, friend, ocean, island, teenage love ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Blue Fin (1978)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: Australia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Based on the children's novel by celebrated South Australian author 'Colin Thiele' , this is an emotional father and son story about tuna fishing of Southern Blue Fin tuna in South Australia's Port Lincoln fishing district. ...
Style: semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: ocean, family relations, parents and children, forces of nature, isolation, ship, friendship, heroes, danger, youth, rescue, young heroes ...
Time: 70s
Place: australia, south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 7.3
 63K
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, pilot, pets, snow, wilderness, scientist, research ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: antarctica, new zealand, pasadena california, oregon, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 7.2
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Duma (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An orphaned cheetah becomes the best friend and pet of a young boy living in South Africa.
Style: touching, sentimental, captivating, sweet, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night
Plot: wild animal, lion, rescue, family relations, bully, adventure, adventurer, adolescence, escapades, youth, farm, bullying ...
Time: contemporary
Place: africa, south africa, kenya
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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, survival, parents and children, friends, animal life, disorder ...
Place: china, asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Starlight Hotel (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 93 min.
Story: During the Great Depression, Kate (Greer Robson) is a 13-year-old girl living on New Zealand's South Island. When her mother dies and her father is offered a job in Wellington on North Island, Kate is sent to live with an aunt. The girl runs ...
Plot: runaway, police, great depression, girl man relationship, criminal, escape, farm, search for father, aunt niece relationship, hiding, uncle niece relationship, loneliness ...
Time: 1930s
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 5.4
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Red Zora (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: Germany, Sweden
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In this sun soaked adventure for the entire family, a group of five orphaned children form their own makeshift family while attempting to operate outside the rules of society. Though they must sometimes steal to survive, their loyalty to one another ...
Plot: orphan, fish, mayor, sea, violin, fish market, gang war, store, petty theft, youth gang, strong female lead, fisherman ...
Place: croatia
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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 ⇓
69%