Movies like The Bears and I

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The Bears and I (1974)
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The Bears and I (1974)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When a man adopts three bears, he faces one of the hardest decisions of his life.
Style: exciting, uplifting, feel good, realistic, semi serious, cult film
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: interracial relations, wilderness, native american, bear, human animal relationship, adventure, military, family, heroes, friends, family relations, danger, society, animal life, escapades, disorder, fish out of water, culture clash, americana, dog, nature, forest, fishing, hunter, snow ...
Time: 50s

Most similar movies to The Bears and I

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, feel good, realistic and semi serious films with plots about family, adventure, family relations, friends, animal life, friendship and youth mostly in Drama, Family and Adventure genres. Some movies like The Bears and I: The Incredible Journey (1963), Indian Paint (1965), The Biscuit Eater (1972), Where the Red Fern Grows (2003), The Bear (1988). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Adventures of the Wilderness Family (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story of a modern family bored with the hassles of the city life in Los Angeles. They head for the wilderness never to return.
Style: touching, feel good, sentimental, exciting, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: wilderness, bear, family relations, mountain, nature, danger, daring rescue, escapades, adventure, animal life, family, siblings relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 ⇓
48%
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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 ⇓
36%
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
Plot: friendship, interracial relations, family relations, dog, boy and dog, countryside, young heroes, heroes, mischievous children, pets, ambition, contests and competitions ...
Time: 70s
Place: tennessee, georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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, family relations, animal life, contests and competitions, hunting, coming of age, wilderness, mountain, friends, fall in love ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
⇓ 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%
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, touching, feel good, semi serious, 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 ⇓
34%
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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, family relations, heroes, adventure, small town life, animal life ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Rascal (1969)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A comedy filled with tenderness as a baby raccoon snuggles his way into the life of a lonely boy. He becomes the boy's only companion during his father's frequent absences. Because of Rascal, both father and son realize their ...
Style: touching, humorous, sentimental, feel good, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: family relations, child as adult, school, parents and children, fish out of water, adoption, family life, friendship, animal life, friends, disorder, child in peril ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Where the Red Fern Grows (1974)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Where the Red Fern Grows is the heartwarming and adventurous tale for all ages about a young boy and his quest for his own red-bone hound hunting dogs.
Style: touching, feel good, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: friendship, countryside, coming of age, family relations, contests and competitions, orphan, family, animal life, friends, parents and children, adventure, youth ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.5
 1K
Alabama Moon (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After the unexpected death of his survivalist father, an eleven year old boy raised in the Alabama wilderness must learn how to make a home in the modern world.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, exciting, feel good
Audience: family outing
Plot: wilderness, friendship, best friend, family, orphan, life turned upside down, father son relationship, boarding school life, survival, adventurer, boy, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: alabama, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 ⇓
29%
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, friendship, against the odds, adventure, odd couple, young heroes, youth, pets, rescue, mischievous children, disorder, adoption ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Misty (1961)
Genre: Family, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Every year the Chincoteague fire department rounds up the wild ponies of Assateague Island and holds an auction to thin out the herd. The young children set out to raise enough money in hopes that the Phantom will be caught in this years round up. ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, feel good, touching, sentimental
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family relations, island, horse riding, horse, young heroes, adventure, danger, family, adventurer, animal life, orphan, heroes ...
Place: virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Dolphin Tale 2 (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The team of people who saved Winter's life reassemble in the wake of her surrogate mother's passing in order to find her a companion so she can remain at the Clearwater Marine Hospital.
Style: sentimental, uplifting, touching, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: veterinarian, dolphins, animal life, rescue, friendship, youth, family, family relations, human spirit, hopes, friends, theme park ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 ⇓
27%
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Flipper (1963)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Many kids might say their best friend is a puppy or a pony. But for 12-year-old Sandy, the most special pet of all is the exuberant dolphin he rescues and who returns the favor by rescuing Sandy from sharks.The dolphin named Flipper first swam into ...
Style: touching, feel good, exciting, melancholic, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: dolphins, adventure, healing power, family, animal life, friendship, young heroes, teenage life, youth, danger, pets, father son relationship ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 80s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Secret of the Magic Gourd (2007)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: China, Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The Secret of the Magic Gourd follows the wondrous adventures of a young schoolboy named Wang Bao. When Wang Bao discovers a magical gourd that can instantly grant his every wish, the awkward child suddenly becomes a hero amongst his curious ...
Style: entertaining, captivating, feel good, light, semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, hopes, family, friends, magical object, desire, little boy, adventure, friendship, escapades, rivalry, wish fulfillment ...
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Walking Thunder (1995)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the 1850's, a young boy and his family on their way West become stranded in the Rockies. With the help of a local mountain man, a Sioux medicine man, and a legendary bear knows as "Walking Thunder," the boy learns to become a man, ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: coming of age, family relations, old west, youth, family life, wilderness, parents and children, teenage life, forces of nature, danger, heroes, adventure ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Those Calloways (1965)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Story of Cam Calloway and his family, who live in a densely wooded area in New England. Cam dreams of building a sanctuary for the geese that fly over the area each year, and he tries several schemes to buy a nearby lake for this santuary. He is ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family relations, social decay, human spirit, against the odds, teaching the ways of the world, resort, escapades, family, adventure, danger, single parent, society ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: new england, vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Winky's Horse (2005)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Belgium, Netherlands
Duration: 95 min.
Story: There is only one thing Winky wants: a horse, a real horse to ride. But horses are expensive. Fortunately it is the season of Sinterklaas; Winky just asks Sinterklaas for a horse. Than everything will work out alright. Or will it?
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: shopping mall, family life, fish out of water, family, family relations, holiday, misfit, hopes, young heroes, youth, friends, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Littlest Horse Thieves (1976)
Genre: Family, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When the owner of a Yorkshire coal-mine decides to mechanize to increase profits, the mine's pit ponies are scheduled to be destroyed. So, three children plan to steal them to keep them safe. But when they're caught, it's up to the ...
Style: realistic, serious, feel good, touching, exciting
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: coal mining, pony, adventure, heroes, daring rescue, fighting the system, danger, good versus evil, friends, animal life, anti heroes, youth ...
Time: 70s, 90s
Place: europe, england, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Dog Who Stopped the War (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: During Christmas' holidays, the children of a village split in two gang to play a snowball war. But that half-tone war scattered some bitterness and make more difficult the mutual attirance between Luc, the chief of the assailant and Sophie one ...
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, semi serious, exciting
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: village, village life, family, friends, animal life, family relations, battles, disorder, family life, adventure, escapades, christmas ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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White Lion (2010)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: South Africa
Duration: 88 min.
Story: According to the legend of the Shangaan, white lions are the messengers of the gods, but it has been years since one has been seen in their remote African valley. When a white lion is miraculously born into that valley, a young Shangaan named ...
Style: emotional, sincere, exciting, colourful, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: lion, survival, hunter, animal life, friendship, adventure, danger, wilderness, legends and myths, teaching the ways of the world, death of friend, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Cheetah (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: An American boy and girl, spending six months in Kenya with their scientist parents adopt a cheetah, only to realize that they must set it loose so that it can learn to hunt and be free. However, when the animal is captured by poachers planning to ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, sweet, romantic ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: cheetah, disney, child in peril, rhinoceros, poacher, teenage life, family, elephant, adventure, partners, buddies, orphan ...
Time: 80s
Place: kenya, africa, usa, california, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Summer of the Monkeys (1998)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: One summer Jay finds four chimps on the prairie who have fallen off a circus cart.
Style: touching, feel good, sentimental, realistic, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: farm, family relations, small town life, small town, siblings relations, animal life, disability, friends, youth, adventure, coming of age, family ...
Time: 1910s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Sweetest Gift (1998)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two neighboring families in Florida, one black and one white, struggle with the problems of race, poverty, prejudice, and absent fathers, as their children become friends over the course of one summer and fall.
Style: touching, feel good, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, interracial relations, friendship, family, racism, discrimination, youth, society, life is a bitch, injustice, friends, black family ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Lassie's Great Adventure (1963)
Genre: Family, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: While in Canada Timmy and Lassie encounter a downed hot air ballonist. By accident they end up in the balloon which takes them into the wilderness. The young boy and his dog must find a way to survive even fending off a wild pig.
Style: serious, psychotronic
Audience: family outing
Plot: rescue, dog, family, danger, heroes, getting home, hopes, adventure, pets, escapades, animal life, wilderness ...
Time: 60s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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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 ⇓
24%
The Magic of Lassie (1978)
Genre: Drama, Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Lassie is claimed from his family by a "former owner" and then braves a cross country trip to rejoin the ones that love her.
Style: touching, feel good, semi serious, realistic
Audience: preschoolers, family outing
Plot: family relations, getting home, pets, reunion, family life, friendship, friends, animal life, hopes, best friends, family, rescue ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%