Movies like Think Like a Dog

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Think Like a Dog (2020)
 5.1
 1K
Think Like a Dog (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: China, USA, UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A 12-year-old tech prodigy whose science experiment goes awry and he forges a telepathic connection with his best friend, his dog. The duo join forces and use their unique perspectives on life to comically overcome complications of family and school.
Style: feel good, captivating, entertaining, funny, light, thought provoking, disturbing
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: dog, family, telepathy, child prodigy, satellite, invention, experiment gone awry, inside the mind, scientific experiment, marital argument, school, animal experimentation, reflection, gang of outlaws, technology, great wall of china, hologram, job offer, science fair, virtual reality
Time: year 2019

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Most similar movies to Think Like a Dog

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, feel good, semi serious and light films with plots about family, dog, disorder, pets, family relations, friends and happy ending mostly in Family, Comedy and Drama genres. Some movies like Think Like a Dog: Beethoven (1992), First Dog (2010), Flubber (1997), Chilly Christmas (2012), Smitty (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.7
 66K
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 ⇓
95%
 5.0
 549
First Dog (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A foster boy is befriended by a lost dog who turns out to belong to the President of the United States. The boy decides to run away from the foster home to return the canine to the White House -- "Because it's the right thing to do!"
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, feel good, light ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: president, adventure, on the road, boarding school, family, boy, dog, couples, society, obsessive quest, youth, boarding school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 5.3
 85K
Flubber (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Professor Phillip Brainard, an absent minded professor, works with his assistant Weebo, trying to create a substance that's a new source of energy and that will save Medfield College where his sweetheart Sara is the president. He has missed his ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, entertaining, idiotic ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: mad scientist, experiment gone awry, inventor, family, university, goofy hero, inventions and discoveries, disorder, fall in love, nothing goes right, father son relationship, bankruptcy ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Chilly Christmas (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Eleven-year-old Bobby Cole and his dog Chilly are best friends, living happily in their Southern California beach house. But when Bobby's father Patrick (C. Thomas Howell), a single parent and police detective, accepts a job in New York City, ...
Style: feel good, humorous, captivating, light, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: pets, christmas, dog, family relations, disorder, youth, crimes, parents and children, father son relationship, best friends, single parent, holiday ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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 5.4
 533
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: captivating, sincere, feel good, light, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, family relations, family, pets, youth, farm, single parent, coming of age, dog, friends, redemption, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2010
Place: usa, iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.4
 22K
Hotel for Dogs (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Placed in a foster home that doesn't allow pets, 16-year-old Andi and her younger brother, Bruce, turn an abandoned hotel into a home for their dog. Soon other strays arrive, and the hotel becomes a haven for every orphaned canine in town. But ...
Style: feel good, humorous, entertaining, light, semi serious ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing, teens, girls' night
Plot: animal lover, siblings relations, orphan, mischievous children, pets, young heroes, puppy, dog movie, family relations, friends, abandoned hotel, pitbull ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, antarctica, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 4.1
 311
Golden Winter (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A runaway boy befriends a pack of homeless puppies. Together, they stop a bank robbery and find a family to adopt them all.
Style: feel good, humorous, light, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: heist, golden retriever, friendship, family, crimes, youth, disorder, christmas, dog, friends, family relations, talking dog ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.1
 4K
Good Boy! (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: An intergalactic dog pilot from Sirius (the dog star), visits Earth to verify the rumors that dogs have failed to take over the planet.
Style: sentimental, entertaining, thought provoking, tense, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night, teens
Plot: talking dog, outer space, dog, friendship, space and aliens, pets, space travel, human animal relationship, mission, mentor, benign alien, family ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 6.8
 460
Duke (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A homeless vet leaves his dying dog and best friend, Duke, on the doorstep of a clinic. The dedicated staff nurse Duke back to health, and then launch a campaign to locate the vet and re-unite him with his best pal.
Style: touching, humorous, feel good, captivating, light ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family, pets, clinic, war veteran, therapy, dog, parents and children, family relations, cell, injury, male friendship, homeless ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 4.4
 227
Cinnamon (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: University professor Madeline Walters isn’t doing too well in the dating game. Good men are hard to find, so she’s happy spending time with her Maltese puppy Cinnamon, and her precocious teenage daughter Chloe.
Style: humorous, feel good, light, captivating, semi serious
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: pets, save the day, talking dog, animal life, family relations, fall in love, parents and children, nothing goes right, single parent, christmas, friendship, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 4.4
 18K
The Shaggy Dog (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The tale of a workaholic dad-turned-dog who finds that being man's best friend shows him the most important job - being a great dad.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, light, touching ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night, teens ...
Plot: human becomes animal, family, dog, human becoming an animal, experiment gone awry, pets, transformation, disorder, parents and children, genetic engineering, family life, parent child relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Abner, the Invisible Dog (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A bullied teen stumbles into possession of a top-secret government formula that turns his dog invisible and gives it the power of speech.
Style: humorous, feel good, light, captivating, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: dog, friendship, pets, family, suburbs, youth, birthday, invisibility, when the parents are away, disorder, friends, animal life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.1
 2K
The Other Me (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Will Browning accidently creates a clone of himself when working on a science project.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, funny
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: cloning, teenage life, youth, nothing goes right, twins, disorder, parents and children, school, favoritism, family, ultimatum, popularity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Pudsey the Dog: The Movie (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A heartwarming, quintessentially British adventure for all the family, PUDSEY THE DOG: THE MOVIE follows cheeky London stray dog, Pudsey, who is quite happy being a lone ranger, looking out for number one, until he meets siblings Molly (Izzy ...
Style: humorous, feel good, captivating, light, sincere ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers
Plot: save the day, pets, friendship, social relations, animal life, village, family, disorder, village life, dog, heroes, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.9
 1K
Life Is Ruff (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Calvin Wheeler is a scheming 13-year-old boy with everything going for him, except for an original issue of his precious comic book collection. When a prized show-dog chases him down while skateboarding one day, his owner inadvertently convinces him ...
Style: captivating, feel good, light, humorous
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: teenager, friend, skateboard, scheme, escapades, justice, skateboarding, dog, adventure, comics, animal shelter, animal rights ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Alexander's day begins with gum stuck in his hair, followed by more calamities. Though he finds little sympathy from his family and begins to wonder if bad things only happen to him, his mom, dad, brother, and sister all find themselves living ...
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, entertaining, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens, girls' night
Plot: family, childhood, siblings relations, family relations, job interview, friends, parents and children, mischievous children, young heroes, bad luck, school, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.1
 147K
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: date night, family outing, chick flick, girls' night, kids
Plot: dog, pets, family relations, couple relations, friendship, family, parenthood, journalist, family life, couples, chaos and mayhem, marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, miami, usa, ireland, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.7
 57K
Short Circuit (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After a lightning bolt zaps a robot named Number 5, the lovable machine starts to think he's human and escapes the lab. Hot on his trail is his designer, Newton, who hopes to get to Number 5 before the military does. In the meantime, a spunky ...
Style: light, feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: androids and robots, military, artificial intelligence, robot, lightning, a.i., experiment gone awry, fish out of water, computer cracker, happy ending, adventure, lone hero ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Movie in collections
 5.0
 739
C.H.O.M.P.S. (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A young man invents a robot dog that has super strength, x-ray vision and can detect crimes being committed. A greedy businessman tries to steal the boy's invention from him.
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: robot, dog, heroes, goofy hero, danger, pets, criminal heroes, profanity, cons and scams, inventions and discoveries, hitman, disorder ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Because of Winn-Dixie (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A girl, abandoned by her mother when she was three, moves to a small town in Florida with her father. There, she adopts an orphaned dog she names Winn-Dixie. The bond between the girl and her special companion brings together the people in a small ...
Style: touching, feel good, sentimental, sweet, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: small town, father daughter relationship, single father, dog, mischievous children, friendship, loneliness, family relations, pets, adaptation, beautiful scenery, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.1
 941
Hounded (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A teenager ends up being hounded by a well-groomed and seemingly cute and tiny dog that actually turns out to be a nightmare of a beast.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing, teens, kids, pre-teens
Plot: teenage boy, dog, mischievous children, teenage life, eccentric family, young heroes, adventure, nothing goes right, family life, youth, pets, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Dog Who Saved Christmas Vacation (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The Bannister family including former K-9 police hero Zeus (voiced by Mario López) is back, and this time they're spending their holidays at a beautiful Rocky Mountain resort. But toss in an unexpected visit from cocky Uncle Randy (Casper Van ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, touching, light
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: save the day, family, animal life, pets, family relations, dog, christmas, christmas movie, destiny, adventure, love, holiday ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 3.8
 169
I Heart Shakey (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Shakey is a family film about a 35-year-old widower named J.T. O'Neil, his precocious 10-year-old daughter and their devoted mutt Shakey. After moving from a small town to Chicago and missing the fine print in their rental contract, J.T. is ...
Style: humorous, feel good, captivating, light, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: family, family relations, parents and children, friends, pets, disorder, youth, mischievous children, dog, friendship, escapades, single parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Chillar Party (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: India
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A gang of innocent but feisty kids who lead carefree lives in Chandan Nagar colony take own the big bad world of politics when one of their friend's life is endangered.
Style: humorous, captivating, feel good, light, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: friendship, fighting the system, mischievous children, family, rebellion, hopes, youth, society, politician, parent child relationship, gang, teachers and students ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.2
 844
Puppy Love (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When single mom Megan Nolan moves to a new town, she feels guilty for uprooting her ten-year-old daughter Caitlin. Seeing that the little girl's only friend is a neighbor's dog, Megan decides to adopt a shelter pet for Caitlin. She ...
Style: feel good, touching, captivating, light, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, family outing
Plot: romance, parents and children, family, fall in love, family relations, dog, single parent, pets, hopes, couples, friendship, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.5
 2K
Rent-a-Kid (1995)
Genre: Drama, Family, Comedy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Harry Habert, owner of a rent office has an original idea: To rent babies from a nearby orphanage to the local families. He rents the Ward brothers to his first customers...
Style: humorous, touching, light, funny, melancholic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: adoption, orphan, siblings relations, children, mischievous children, dog, family, family relations, disorder, nothing goes right, farce, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Son of Flubber (1963)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Medfield's lovable but hopelessly absent-minded professor -- Ned Brainard (Fred MacMurray) -- bounces back in this classic Disney film with hilarious new mishaps when he experiments with the amazing by-products of his startling anti-gravity ...
Style: feel good, humorous, not serious, melancholic, intense ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: college, experiment gone awry, family, family life, disorder, inventions and discoveries, goofy hero, mad scientist, fish out of water, nothing goes right, fall in love, child as adult ...
Time: 60s
Place: pentagon, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.9
 3K
Patrick (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Sarah Francis is a young woman whose life is a bit of a mess. The last thing she needs is someone else to look after, let alone someone who dribbles, snores and eats from the kitchen trash. Yet, like it or not, her grandmother has left Sarah her ...
Style: romantic, touching, light, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: dog, pug, female teacher, love and romance, love, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, relationship problems, family, marital problem, family problems, middle school, inheritance ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Million Dollar Duck (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Professor Dooley takes home a duck from his research laboratory as a toy for his son, but soon finds out that it lays golden eggs.
Style: humorous, semi serious, entertaining, melancholic, sweet ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: duck, professor, family, fish out of water, experiment gone awry, odd couple, partners, laboratory, gold, research laboratory, stereotypes, treasure hunt ...
Place: australia, san francisco, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
No Limit Kids: Much Ado About Middle School (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Comedy - Bill Cobbs, Lee Meriwether, Blake Michael
Style: feel good, humorous, captivating, light, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, school, save the day, youth, friends, family, reconciliation, theater, self esteem, society, rivalry, young heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%