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A Dog Named Palma (2021)
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A Dog Named Palma (2021)
Original name: Пальма
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Russia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The film is inspired by an incredible story of a shepherd dog named Palm who was inadvertently left in the airport by her owner. She befriends nine-year old Nicholas whose mother dies leaving him with a father he barely knows - a pilot who finds the dog at the airport. It's a story of amazing adventures, true friendship and unconditional love.
Style: sweet, touching, sentimental, heartbreaking, tear jerker, sincere
Plot: dog, pilot, airport, human dog relationship, son, airplane, friendship, life philosophy, animals, lost, human relationship, bonding, waiting, coping, pet, pets, talking to a dog
Time: 70s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, feel good, sentimental and realistic films with plots about dog, friendship, family, friends, family relations, dog movie and pets mostly in Drama, Family and Adventure genres. Some movies like A Dog Named Palma: Hachi: A Dog's Tale (2009), Adventures of Dally and Spanky (2019), A Dog of Flanders (1999), Marley & Me (2008), A Dog's Way Home (2019). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, loneliness, loss of friend, death, pets, animals, human animal relationship, life & death, owner dog relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 1930s
Place: japan, usa, rhode island
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Adventures of Dally and Spanky (2019)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A girl inherits a miniature horse that develops an unlikely friendship with her half-sister's Jack Russell Terrier, who takes to riding on the horse's back.
Style: touching, sincere, feel good, sentimental, light
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, pony, dog, family relations, human animal relationship, unlikely friendships, death of father, internet, trick
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
A Dog of Flanders (1999)
Genre: Family, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Poor but happy, young Nello and his grandfather live alone, delivering milk as a livelihood, in the outskirts of Antwerp, a city in Flanders (the Flemish or Dutch-speaking part of modern-day Belgium). They discover a beaten dog (a Bouvier, a large ...
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Audience: teens, kids
Plot: dog, family, friendship, countryside, boy dog relationship, grandfather grandson relationship, family relations, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, drawing, boy and dog, life philosophy, destiny ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1930s, 70s
Place: flanders, antwerp, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 7.1
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Marley & Me (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 115 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, friendship, couple relations, family, marriage, parenthood, journalist, family life, couples, dog movie ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, miami, usa, ireland, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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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, captivating ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, adoption, boy dog relationship, dog, pets, family relations, family, animal shelter, animals, mentally challenged, christmas movie, animal life ...
Time: 50s
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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, puppy, pets, animals, lost dog, adventure, pitbull, best friends, pet dog, animal life, homelessness, veteran ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colorado, denver colorado, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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, pilot, adventure, pets, snow, wilderness, scientist, research ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: antarctica, new zealand, pasadena california, oregon, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Hachi-ko (1987)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Japan
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In 1924, Hidesaburō Ueno, a professor in the agriculture department at the University of Tokyo, took in Hachikō, a golden brown Akita, as a pet. During his owner's life, Hachikō walk with him in the morning and greeted him at the end of each ...
Style: clever, sincere, emotional, realistic, serious
Audience: date night
Plot: friends, friendship, best friends, dog, bittersweet, pets, owner dog relationship, dog actor, dog movie, loyalty, waiting
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20s, 20th century, 30s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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 ...
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Audience: family outing
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⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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
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Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, sweet, sad, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
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Time: 1990s, 1960s, 2010s, 70s, 90s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.3
 4K
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, emotional, touching, sweet, semi serious
Plot: dog, human animal relationship, animal that acts human, kidnapping, salvation, brother sister relationship
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Saving Shiloh (2006)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In this third movie about Shiloh, Judd Travers is accused of killing a man he once fought in a bar. Everyone in the town consider Judd to be guilty except Marty Preston, but even him has some doubts. Trying to clear Judd's name Marty and his ...
Style: serious, touching, sincere, captivating, saga
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: dog, small town, mischievous children, friendship, family life, best friends, pets, youth, rescue, animal actor, boy and dog, friends ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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
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⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Smitty (2012)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Incredible Journey (1963)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 80 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Cave of the Yellow Dog (2005)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Germany, Mongolia
Duration: 93 min.
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Time: contemporary
Place: mongolia, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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My Dog Skip (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
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Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river, oxford university, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Quill: The Life of a Guide Dog (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: As a Labrador puppy, Quill is sent to live with a couple, Isamu and Mitsuko Nii, who work as volunteers, training guide dogs (seeing eye dogs). When he grows to an adult dog, he is taken to a guide dog school, by a friendly, yet firm trainer Satoru ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.7
 7K
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, dog, talking dog, human becomes animal, dog movie, human becoming an animal, family life, family relations, getting home, starting over, afterlife, family ...
Place: united states, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Sounder (1972)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The Morgans, a loving and strong family of Black sharecroppers in Louisiana in 1933, face a serious family crisis when the husband and father, Nathan Lee Morgan, is convicted of a petty crime and sent to a prison camp. After some weeks or months, ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, sentimental, serious ...
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Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 70s
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, talking animals, pets, wilderness, fish out of water, journey, beautiful scenery, wounded animal, survival ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, nevada, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Greyfriars Bobby: The True Story of a Dog (1961)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
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Style: touching, realistic, serious, anthology
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Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian
Place: scotland, edinburgh scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 85 min.
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Style: sincere, realistic, touching, serious
Plot: homelessness, friendship, police officer, dog, human animal relationship, kindness, life is a bitch, unlikely friendships, rehabilitation, female police officer, pet dog, black woman ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Mermaid (2000)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Four year old Desi learns to accept the death of her father by sending him a letter on a balloon to which she receives a reply. Based on a true story.
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, emotional, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: young heroes, friendship, parents and children, bittersweet, family problems, hopes, family, single parent, death in the family, child's point of view, mother daughter relationship, widow ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.8
 120K
Babe (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 91 min.
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Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, dog movie, boy and dog, friends, wounded animal, young heroes ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1943
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⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, feel good, sentimental, light, suspense ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
29%