Movies like The Call of the Wild 1972

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The Call of the Wild (1972)
 6.0
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The Call of the Wild (1972)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Western
Country: UK, France, West Germany, Italy, Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Academy Award winner Charlton Heston plays John Thornton, a fearless man who's after more than gold; he wants to do what's right. Thornton works for the U.S. mail and is the only person daring and smart enough to figure out how to travel the deadly 600 miles from Skagway to Dawson, Alaska in the icy winter. His incredibly dog Buck is by his side and part of how he survives. Call of the Wild is stunning entertainment and a superb adventure film classic.
Style: touching, bleak, realistic, semi serious
Plot: survival, adventure, friendship, heroes, friends, contests and competitions, love and romance, adventurer, danger, animal life, forces of nature, small town, escapades, rivalry, wounded animal, wilderness, dog, wolf, dog sled, gold rush, tragedy, german shepherd
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: canada

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Most similar movies to The Call of the Wild

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, exciting, semi serious and serious films with plots about adventure, escapades, danger, heroes, friends, survival and family mostly in Adventure, Family and Drama genres. Some movies like The Call of the Wild: White Fang (1973), White Fang to the Rescue (1975), Mountain Family Robinson (1979), My Side of the Mountain (1969), The Bear (1988). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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White Fang (1973)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Western
Country: Italy, Spain, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The wolf dog, White Fang, aids a reporter, a fur trapper, a nun, a young Eskimo boy and his father of ridding a gold mining town of a sleazy crime lord in 1896 Yukon, Canada.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: small town, wounded animal, animal life, animal training, escapades, adventure, heroes, youth, friends, treasure hunt, uninhibited rivalry, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: 19th century
Place: canada, usa, alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, contemplative, captivating
Audience: family outing
Plot: small town, friendship, adventure, young heroes, friends, chases and races, contests and competitions, rivalry, family holiday, human animal relationship, grandfather granddaughter relationship, countryside ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Nikki, Wild Dog of the North (1961)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A family film about Nikki, a half-wolf, half-dog raised in the Yukon during the gold rush era. After being separated from her master, Nikki must fend for herself amidst bears, the harsh Yukon weather, and a trapper who wants her skin.
Style: exciting, serious
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: wilderness, canadian, danger, daring rescue, orphan, babies and infants, getting home, adventurer, heroes, escapades, family, adventure ...
Time: 60s
Place: canada, yukon
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Cry of the Black Wolves (1972)
Genre: Adventure, Western
Country: West Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Halfwit Indian Akaena promises a fictitious treasure to anyone who takes her down south where the sun always shines. Trapper Bill Robinson, an honest fur trader in Alaska, refuses to sell his dog sled to dishonest miner Mike Williams, who steals it ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: heroes, on the run, bounty hunter, danger, daring rescue, chases and races, manhunt, rivalry, dishonesty, escapades, adventure, mountain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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White Fang to the Rescue (1975)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Western
Country: Italy
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Set at the end of the 19th century in Canada's gold rush Klondike area, wolf-dog White Fang teams up with a prospector when his master is killed. Together they try to avenge his death.
Style: realistic, semi serious, exciting
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: kidnapping, dog, adventure, heroes, rivalry, danger, escapades, crimes, rescue, animal life, old west, wilderness ...
Time: 19th century
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
White Wolves II: Legend of the Wild (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: As a plea-bargain to clear their school records, a group of misfit teens ventures into the majestic but unforgiving wilderness to help a young naturalist save the vanishing wolves. After they encountered unexpected incident, they are aided by the ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: family outing
Plot: misfit, wilderness, adventurer, youth, rescue, heroes, family, escapades, danger, adventure, mountain, animal life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Mountain Family Robinson (1979)
Genre: Family, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A family goes "back to nature" by homesteading in the Colorado Rockies.
Style: semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, wilderness, survival, heroes, escapades, mountain, catastrophe, animal life, family, adventure, danger, countryside ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
My Side of the Mountain (1969)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Film adaption of the novel by Jean Craighead George. A family movie made by Paramount Studios, the story revolves around thirteen-year old Sam Gribley (Teddy Eccles), a devotee of Thoreau, as many were back in the in 1960's. Sam decides to ...
Style: realistic, serious, feel good, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: mountain, survival, wilderness, family, heroes, danger, youth, family relations, disorder, friends, self discovery, human spirit ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams (1974)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After fleeing into the mountains after he is wrongly accused of murder, woodsman "Grizzly Adams" discovers an uncanny bond to the indigenous wildlife of the region after rescuing an orphaned grizzly bear cub whom he adopts and calls ...
Style: exciting, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: grizzly bear, wilderness, mountain, danger, escapades, adventure, heroes, chases and races, dishonesty, false accusation, animal life, survival ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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, animals, wilderness, survival, friendship, animal life, family, heroic mission, on the run, rescue, escapades, youth ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: canada, british columbia, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.6
 137
Klondike Fever (1980)
Genre: Adventure
Country: Canada
Duration: 119 min.
Story: This movie chronicles Jack London's epic journey from San Francisco to the Klondike gold fields in 1898.
Style: atmospheric, exciting, semi serious, realistic
Plot: heroes, adventure, society, clergy, danger, escapades, survival, wilderness, friends, graphic violence, dog sled, card playing ...
Time: 1890s, 19th century
Place: alaska, england, london, yukon
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Outlaw Trail: The Treasure of Butch Cassidy (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 53 min.
Story: Three boy scouts, one a great-nephew of Butch Cassidy, and their pretty girl friend hunt for the lost treasure of the legendary bank robber in 1950s Utah. A modern gang of outlaws wants to grab the loot, too, and soon the intrepid heroes are fleeing ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, captivating
Plot: adventure, friendship, family life, escapades, rivalry, family, teenage life, criminal, outlaw, romantic rivalry, criminal gang, good versus evil ...
Time: contemporary, 1950s, 50s, 1900s
Place: utah, usa, bolivia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Angelique and the Sultan (1968)
Genre: Adventure, Romance
Country: France, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: This film finds Angélique in a North African Muslim kingdom where she is now part of the Sultan's harem. The first part of the film consist of her angrily refusing to be bedded as well as their trying to literally beat some sense into her. It ...
Style: exciting, realistic, semi serious, stylized
Plot: sultan, adventurer, adventure, harem, daring rescue, heroes, woman in danger, reunion, nudity (full frontal - brief), sexual content, sexual abuse, female protagonist ...
Time: 17th century
Place: morocco
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Jungle Book: Mowgli's Story (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Told from Mowgli's point of view, it's the story of how a boy became a mancub and a mancub became a man.
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: rescue, jungle, heroes, dangerous animal, mischievous children, adventure, young heroes, escapades, family, coming of age, child in peril, animal life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, uplifting, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, teens, girls' night
Plot: dog, wilderness, adventure, cat, family, friendship, survival, on the road, friends, animal life, getting home, escapades ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
White Wolves: A Cry in the Wild II (1993)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A two-week trek through the Cascade Mountains tries the survival instincts of five adventurous teenagers. At first, it's all a good time. Shooting the rapids, exploring caves and making new friends. But when an accident occurs, Mother Nature ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, suspenseful
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: wilderness, cave, wolf, hiking, pets, adventure, friendship, survival, treasure hunt, family life, forces of nature, escapades ...
Time: 90s
Place: russia, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
White Fang 2: Myth of the White Wolf (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A boy and his dog, White Fang, must try to save the noble Haida tribe from evil white men in turn-of-the-century Alaska.
Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting, unusual plot structure, intense ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens, girls' night
Plot: adventure, wilderness, family, friendship, survival, escapades, anti heroes, pets, young heroes, anti hero, americana, treasure hunt ...
Time: 90s, 19th century, 1890s, 80s
Place: alaska, usa, san francisco, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Far from Home: The Adventures of Yellow Dog (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Teenager Angus adopts a stray dog and names him Yellow. Several days later, while travelling along the coast of British Columbia with Angus's father, John, the boy and dog become stranded when turbulent waters capsize their boat. Angus's ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, exciting, serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: survival, wilderness, adventure, boy dog relationship, pets, friendship, dog, young heroes, danger, youth, teenage life, parents and children ...
Place: canada, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Iron Will (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When Will Stoneman's father dies, he is left alone to take care of his mother and their land. Needing money to maintain it, he decides to join a cross country dogsled race. This race will require days of racing for long hours, through harsh ...
Style: touching, feel good, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: dog sled, train, adventure, family, underdog, ambition, hopes, journalism, sport, contests and competitions, rivalry, heroes ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: alaska, minnesota, canada, usa, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.4
 165
Indian Paint (1965)
Genre: Drama, Family, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Nishko is a chief's son in the Great Plains, before Europeans arrive. During his rite of passage, he's determined to tame a painted pony. He approaches manhood while his peaceful clan is set upon by a nearby tribe willing to break a ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, exciting
Audience: family outing
Plot: kidnapping, society, rivalry, adventure, contests and competitions, family, heroes, rescue, escapades, danger, looking for sex, old west ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Silver Wolf (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A ranger (Michael Biehn) and his 16 year old nephew (Shane Meier) struggle to save a wolf from a rancher (Roy Scheider), who is out to kill it.
Style: uplifting, sentimental, touching, feel good, serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: wolf, survival, snowboarding, death of father, friendship, human spirit, teenage life, adventure, pets, daring rescue, danger, wilderness ...
Time: 90s
Place: british columbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Charlie, the Lonesome Cougar (1967)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: A heartwarming Disney classic in which a cougar, who was rescued as a cub and raised by a group of loggers in the Pacific Northwest, reverts back to his natural instincts, leading to hilarious (and dangerous) consequences.
Style: feel good, semi serious, touching, entertaining, humorous ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, wilderness, cougar, pets, orphan, adventure, family, mountain, family life, social differences, danger, mischievous children ...
Time: 60s
Place: washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: family outing, kids
Plot: wilderness, escapades, family, adventure, misfit, danger, heroes, survival, mistaken identity, fish out of water, on the run, animal life ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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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: 40s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1943
Place: alps, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.2
 4K
Snow Buddies (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Dylan Sprouse, Jim Belushi and Kris Kristofferson lend their voices to this family-friendly tale about a feisty pack of golden retriever puppies that embarks on an Alaskan adventure. When they find themselves stranded in the northern wilderness, the ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: golden retriever, friendship, getting home, pets, family, against the odds, adventure, animal life, dog sled, escapades, contests and competitions, save the day ...
Time: 2000s
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Oil Prince (1965)
Genre: Western, Adventure
Country: West Germany, Yugoslavia
Duration: 89 min.
Story: 'The Oilprince' is an unscrupulous businessman. He looks forward to a lucrative deal with the "Western Arizona Bank'. He sells the bank oil wells at Shelly Lake that do actually not exist. The Oilprince learns that the colonists ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: settler, apache, culture clash, friendship, dishonesty, adventurer, society, lone wolves, rivalry, betrayal, heroes, danger ...
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Against the Wild (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The action-packed feature film tells the dramatic tale of two siblings and their Alaskan Malamute, who must make an emergency landing when their small plane has engine problems. They find themselves in a beautiful but potentially dangerous natural ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, sentimental, suspenseful
Audience: family outing
Plot: survival, adventure, escapades, danger, missing child, youth, family problems, wilderness, pets, cave, salmon, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Sea Gypsies (1978)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A man and a woman and 3 children start to sail around the world. They are shipwrecked near an uninhabited isle. This island is full of wild animals and it is very dangerous for them in the begining. They live through a lot of wonderful adventure ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: stowaway, island, wilderness, survival, shipwreck, pelican, adventure, youth, escapades, family, journalism, pirate ...
Time: 70s
Place: alaska, usa, seattle, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: hound dog, fox hunt, fox, danger, adventure, family, confined, friends, animal life, chases and races, family relations, escapades ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Benji the Hunted (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Benji has become stranded on a remote island after a boating accident. He finds himself struggling to survive in the wilderness, avoiding close encounters with a wolf, a bear, and a territorial female cougar with her cub.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sweet, tear jerker ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: wilderness, mountain, lost at sea, hunter, family, adventure, rescue, love and romance, heroes, orphan, escapades, danger ...
Time: 80s
Place: oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%