Movies like Benji

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Benji (2018)
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Benji (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Family
Country: United Arab Emirates, USA, Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Two school kids strike up a friendship with an orphaned puppy named Benji. When danger befalls them and they end up kidnapped by robbers who are in over their heads, Benji and his scruffy sidekick come to the rescue.
Style: reboot, touching, sweet, emotional, semi serious
Plot: dog, human animal relationship, kidnapping, animal that acts human, salvation, brother sister relationship
Time: 2010s

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Most similar movies to Benji

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, feel good, semi serious and sentimental films with plots about dog, family, family relations, dog movie, friendship, friends and animal life mostly in Drama, Family and Adventure genres. Some movies like Benji: A Dog's Way Home (2019), Lassie (1997), A Dog's Purpose (2017), Shiloh (1996), Benji: Off the Leash! (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, pets, lost dog, adventure, puppy, best friends, pet dog, animals, animal life, veteran, homelessness, pitbull ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colorado, denver colorado, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
An American Girl: Chrissa Stands Strong (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A fourth grader and her friends deal with bullying from a more popular girl in their class.
Style: semi serious, feel good, touching, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, family relations, youth, family life, family, school, brother sister relationship, mother daughter relationship, female protagonist, father daughter relationship, teacher student relationship, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Benji (1974)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Benji is a stray who has nonetheless worked his way into the hearts of a number of the townspeople, who give him food and attention whenever he stops by. His particular favorites are a pair of children who feed and play with him against the wishes ...
Style: humorous, touching, sentimental, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: rescue, hostage, animal actor, dog, kidnapping, friendship, family, adventure, family relations, longing, disorder, animal life ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Lassie (1997)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 30 min.
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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: semi serious, sweet, sentimental, light, inspirational ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: dog, dog actor, animal life, friendship, human animal relationship, best friends, family, animals, getting home, human spirit, pets
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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A Dog's Purpose (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, India
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A dog goes on quest to discover his purpose in life over the course of several lifetimes with multiple owners.
Style: touching, sentimental, sad, sweet, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: dog, reincarnation, animals, police dog, human animal relationship, dog movie, life & death, transformation, happy ending, adaptation, talking animals, pet owner relationship ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 60s, 70s, 2010s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Shiloh (1996)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An abused beagle runs away from his owner. On the road, he meets young Marty Preston and follows him home. The boy immediately forms a bond with the dog and names him Shiloh. His stern father won't let him keep the dog because it belongs to ...
Style: touching, semi serious, feel good, sweet, emotional ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: dog, animal rescue, rescue, pets, family, friendship, hopes, animal life, disorder, family relations, small town life, adventure ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Benji: Off the Leash! (2004)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Benji and his friends try to save his mother from a puppy mill.
Style: humorous, touching, sentimental, feel good, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: dog, adventure, odd couple, young heroes, friendship, against the odds, adoption, fish out of water, parents and children, disorder, youth, pets ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, semi serious, feel good, touching, realistic
Audience: family outing, preschoolers
Plot: countryside, teenage life, friends, family relations, rivalry, parents and children, society, social misfits, heroes, youth, family, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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A Dog's Journey (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: China, India, Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Bailey is living the good life on the farm of Ethan and Hannah. As Bailey’s soul prepares to leave this life for a new one, he promises Ethan to find CJ and protect her at any cost.
Style: sweet, emotional, touching, sincere, semi serious
Audience: family outing, teens, girls' night
Plot: dog, reincarnation, human animal relationship, animal life, grownups, grandfather granddaughter relationship, teenager, mother daughter relationship, pet dog, family relations, new life, child care ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
12%
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Beethoven (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The Newton family live in their comfortable home, but there seems to something missing. This "hole" is filled by a small puppy, who walks into their home and their lives. Beethoven, as he is named, grows into a giant of a dog... a St ...
Style: feel good, humorous, sweet, sincere, funny ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, girls' night ...
Plot: dog, puppy, pets, family, children, nothing goes right, parents and children, family life, family relations, rescue, suburbs, animal rescue ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
A Dog Named Christmas (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A developmentally challenged young man with a penchant for caring for animals in need sets out to convince his family - and their whole rural community - to participate in a local shelter's inaugural "Adopt a Dog for Christmas ...
Style: touching, feel good, sincere, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, adoption, pets, dog, boy dog relationship, family relations, mentally challenged, animal life, friendship, family, christmas movie, holiday ...
Time: 50s
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, animal life, dog movie, wounded animal, boy and dog, friends ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: alps, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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: captivating, entertaining, feel good
Plot: golden retriever, dog, christmas, power of love, reunion, grief, death of father, human animal relationship, christmas movie, grandfather, grandmother, grandparents ...
Time: 2010s
Place: minnesota, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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Fluke (1995)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Workaholic Thomas Johnson dies in an auto accident and comes back to life as a dog. Remembering some of who he was, he returns to his wife and son to protect them from the man who caused his accident. But, as time goes by, he remembers more of his ...
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, feel good, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: reincarnation, talking dog, dog, human becomes animal, human becoming an animal, dog movie, family relations, family life, getting home, starting over, afterlife, family ...
Place: united states, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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: touching, sincere, realistic, serious
Plot: reincarnation, dog, family relations, rescue, family life, parents and children, danger, human animal relationship, dog movie, little girl, husband wife relationship, bonding ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mongolia, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Hachi: A Dog's Tale (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A drama based on the true story of a college professor's bond with the abandoned dog he takes into his home.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, heartbreaking, sad ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: dog, friendship, loyalty, friends, animals, pets, loss of friend, life & death, loneliness, death, human animal relationship, family ...
Time: contemporary, 1930s
Place: japan, usa, rhode island
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Chestnut: Hero of Central Park (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Ray and Sal, two orphaned sisters, adopt and hide a Great Dane puppy from their two adopted parents living in a luxury downtown New York apartment that expressely forbids dogs.
Style: humorous, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: dog, human animal relationship, mischievous children, pets, family life, parents and children, reincarnation, animal life, disorder, youth, adoption, siblings relations ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.1
 146K
Marley & Me (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A newly married couple who, in the process of starting a family, learn many of life's important lessons from their trouble-loving retriever, Marley. Packed with plenty of laughs to lighten the load, the film explores the highs and lows of ...
Style: touching, sentimental, sad, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, date night, chick flick, girls' night, kids
Plot: dog, pets, family, family relations, journalist, couple relations, family life, friendship, couples, chaos and mayhem, parenthood, marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, miami, usa, ireland, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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Accidental Friendship (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Homeless woman Yvonne Caldwell is a woman with good reason to be bitter: she has lost everything except her two beloved dogs, Bebe and Man-Man. With her one friend, Wes, Caldwell lives the daily struggle of being homeless in Los Angeles until a ...
Style: sincere, serious, touching, realistic
Plot: homelessness, friendship, police officer, dog, human animal relationship, kindness, life is a bitch, unlikely friendships, rehabilitation, puppy, medal, cancer ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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, serious, realistic, exciting, uplifting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, teens, girls' night
Plot: dog, wilderness, adventure, cat, family, friendship, survival, on the road, getting home, escapades, hopes, danger ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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 390
Angel Dog (2011)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This heart warming film is about a dog named Cooper who is the lone survivor of a terrible car accident. Jake, a family patriarch, loses his wife and children in the accident. Not being a dog person, Jake is angry and resentful toward the dog for ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, emotional, touching, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: pets, human spirit, friendship, starting over, hopes, redemption, dog movie, car accident, mother daughter relationship, dog, loss of wife, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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, feel good, sweet, exciting, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: dog, cat, adventure, friendship, pets, wilderness, talking animals, fish out of water, journey, beautiful scenery, wounded animal, survival ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, nevada, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 4.6
 3K
Air Bud 3 (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 83 min.
Story: In this second heartwarming and hilarious sequel to the popular favorite, Air Bud masters two new starring roles: soccer (real football) player and fatherhood. Loaded with laughs and cool soccer action, Buddy teams up alongside U.S. women's ...
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, preschoolers
Plot: golden retriever, dog, sport team, friendship, ambition, rivalry, family relations, contests and competitions, pets, best friends, sport, rescue ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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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, 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 ⇓
20%
Where the Red Fern Grows (2003)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Set in the Ozark Mountains during the Great Depression, Billy Coleman works hard and saves his earnings for 2 years to achieve his dream of buying two coonhound pups. He develops a new trust in God as he faces overwhelming challenges in adventure ...
Style: feel good, touching, semi serious
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: friendship, adventure, follow your dream, animal life, family relations, contests and competitions, hunting, coming of age, wilderness, fall in love, family life, parents and children ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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, hopes, opposites attract, odd couple, getting home, youth, young heroes, heroes ...
Time: 70s
Place: georgia, usa, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 5.6
 627
Ace of Hearts (2008)
Genre: 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, police investigation, fighting the system, legal, rivalry, fighting crime, crimes, law enforcement, family life ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 5.4
 531
Smitty (2012)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: SMITTY is a family film about a rescue dog. When life gets tough for Ben, a friendly paw is all it takes to pull him through. Mischievous thirteen-year-old Ben is sent to his grandfather's farm for the summer, where he crosses paths with a ...
Style: sincere, captivating, light, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, pets, family relations, family, coming of age, youth, single parent, farm, dog, friends, teaching the ways of the world, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2010
Place: usa, iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
When I Find the Ocean (2006)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A little girl leaves home with her pet dog and rabbit to escape abuse and find the ocean in the hopes of feeling closer to her father who has passed away.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sincere, captivating
Audience: family outing
Plot: civil rights, dog, friendship, estrangement, youth, hopes, pets, family life, wilderness, child's point of view, family relations, mother ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 5.1
 1K
Little Women (2018)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A modern retelling of Louisa May Alcott's classic novel, we follow the lives of four sisters - Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy March - detailing their passage from childhood to womanhood. Despite harsh times, they cling to optimism, and as they mature, ...
Style: touching, sweet, captivating, sentimental
Audience: chick flick
Plot: family, sisterhood, illness, sister sister relationship, twins, wedding, love, rivalry, intrigue, jealousy, romance, promise ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%