Movies like Born to Be Wild

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Born to Be Wild (1995)
 5.2
 1K
Born to Be Wild (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Rick Heller is a juvenile delinquent who keeps getting himself into trouble. To keep him out of trouble his mother puts him to work cleaning the cage of a gorilla named Katie which she is teaching to communicate through the use of sign language. When the owner of the gorilla takes her back to become a flea market freak Rick takes it upon himself to break Katie out and take her on an adventurous journey to get her out of the country.
Style: humorous, sentimental, touching, feel good, realistic, semi serious, road movie, idiotic, romantic, surreal ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: gorilla, sign language, pets, family, adventure, friendship, teenage life, youth, on the road, friends, family relations, laboratory, dangerous animal, computers and web, on the run, juvenile delinquency, animal life, mischievous children, disorder, siblings relations, rescue, down on your luck, bittersweet, teenager, dog ...
Time: 90s
Place: hawaii, seattle, seattle washington

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Most similar movies to Born to Be Wild

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, feel good, semi serious and touching films with plots about family, family relations, friends, adventure, friendship, youth and animal life mostly in Family, Adventure and Comedy genres. Some movies like Born to Be Wild: Paulie (1998), Curly Sue (1991), Buddy (1997), Bingo (1991), Andre (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Paulie (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Paulie, an intelligent parrot who actually talks, relates the story of his struggle to a Russian immigrant who works as a janitor at the research institute where he is housed and neglected. Paulie's story begins many years earlier when he is ...
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: kids, girls' night
Plot: parrot, thief, research, mexican american, family, adventure, friendship, disorder, anti hero, fish out of water, teaching the ways of the world, wish come true ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, new jersey, san francisco
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100%
 5.9
 20K
Curly Sue (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Bill Dancer and his young companion Curly Sue are the classic homeless folks with hearts of gold. Their scams are aimed not at turning a profit, but at getting enough to eat. When they scam the rich and beautiful Grey Ellison into believing she ...
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, sweet, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night, teens ...
Plot: orphan, little girl, family, single father, homeless, daughter, cons and scams, rich and poor, urban, children, friendship, society ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.9
 2K
Buddy (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An eccentric socialite raises a gorilla as her son.
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens, girls' night
Plot: friendship, gorilla, chimpanzee, family relations, socialite, zoo, family, adventure, fish out of water, family life, rescue, pets ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 1930s, 80s
Place: usa, new york, chicago illinois, philadelphia, canada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 4.9
 3K
Bingo (1991)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Bingo, the runaway circus dog, is off the leash and saving Chuckie's life! Bingo and the boy become the best of friends in this canine comedy featuring doggy disguises and skateboarding, pinball and prison. Chuckie and his parents (Cindy ...
Style: touching, humorous, not serious, entertaining, feel good ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: dog, on the road, rescue, friendship, family, adventure, animal life, pets, escapades, dog movie, cross country, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 5.7
 6K
Andre (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The true story of how a marine seal named Andre befriended a little girl and her family, circa 1962.
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night, teens ...
Plot: friendship, coming of age, rescue, family relations, small town, family, orphan, friends, social relations, best friends, getting home, heroes ...
Time: 90s, year 1962, 60s, 1960s
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.4
 3K
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 ⇓
46%
 4.8
 3K
Air Buddies (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Here’s the delightful tale of teamwork and adventure your whole family will love! Air Bud is the proud father of five adorable puppies - the hip-hopping B-Dawg, lovely Rosebud, mellow Buddha, dirt-loving Mudbud, and the big fella Budderball - with ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, feel good
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: puppy, pets, golden retriever, family, partners, adventure, buddies, animal life, friendship, odd couple, daring rescue, youth ...
Time: 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.7
 4K
Lassie (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA, France, Ireland, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A family in financial crisis is forced to sell Lassie, their beloved dog. Hundreds of miles away from her true family, Lassie escapes and sets out on a journey home.
Style: touching, semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: pets, train ride, rescue, dog, adventure, friendship, dog movie, animal life, parents and children, getting home, boy dog relationship, little girl ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 30s, 40s, 20th century
Place: scotland, europe, england, yorkshire, glasgow scotland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Monkey Trouble (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Dodger, a criminal monkey, belongs to a crooked street performer but escapes his life of crime only to end up in the arms of Eva, an innocent little girl whose mother has no idea that her daughter is harboring a fugitive.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, touching, melancholic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens, girls' night
Plot: monkey, family, adventure, friendship, child in peril, mischievous children, friends, cons and scams, parents and children, teaching the ways of the world, heist, when the parents are away ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: california, alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Million Dollar Kid (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Comedy, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The Hunter family has hit the jackpot--scoring a winning 50 million dollar lottery ticket! But when the ticket is lost on the way to cashing it in, the Hunters face overwhelming obstacles in chasing down the ticket before it is stolen by some ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, touching, realistic
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: family relations, disorder, adventure, nothing goes right, family, mischievous children, race against time, dog, lottery, lottery ticket, family life, down on your luck ...
Time: 90s
⇓ 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 ⇓
42%
 6.2
 2K
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 ⇓
38%
 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 ⇓
38%
Rusty: A Dog's Tale (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two orphans named Jory and Tess live with their grandparents. However, their cousins Bart and Bertha try to take them away because the two kids have trust funds from their dead parents. When Bart and Bertha kidnap the newborn puppies, Rusty the dog ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: family relations, rescue, child custody, dog, escapades, getting home, youth, adventure, misfit, anti hero, disorder, animal life ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.1
 17K
Free Willy 2 (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: France, USA, Luxembourg
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Jesse becomes reunited with Willy three years after the whale's jump to freedom as the teenager tries to rescue the killer whale and other orcas from an oil spill.
Style: touching, sentimental, sweet, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, teens, girls' night
Plot: killer whale, friendship, whale, family, adventure, daring rescue, rescue, ocean, family relations, friend, island, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 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 ⇓
36%
Free Willy 3: The Rescue (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Willy the whale is back, this time threatened by illegal whalers making money off sushi. Jesse, now 16, has taken a job on an orca-researching ship, along with old friend Randolph and a sarcastic scientist, Drew. On the whaler's ship is captain ...
Style: realistic, touching, humorous, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: killer whale, friends, friendship, whale, adventure, ocean, black market, ocean or sea, rescue, danger, hunting, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.6
 510
Joey (1997)
Genre: Family, Adventure, Comedy
Country: Australia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Billy is a boy who is trying to save a baby kangaroo called Joey when it is caught and taken to Sydney. Linda, the young daughter of the U.S. Ambassador is helping Billy in his task.
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: family relations, kangaroo, babies and infants, danger, rescue, heroes, young heroes, mischievous children, orphan, youth, adventure, family ...
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 5.9
 5K
Lassie (1994)
Genre: Family, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An update of the Lassie legend stars Thomas Guiry as a troubled city kid whose family retreats to the country, where he befriends the famous collie and changes for the better. Conflict develops when a ruthless sheep rancher causes trouble for ...
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, semi serious, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: countryside, coming of age, dog, family, friendship, boy dog relationship, animal life, family life, teenage life, mischievous children, pets, father son relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Zeus and Roxanne (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Mary Beth is a marine biologist that gets annoyed when a dog called Zeus stows aboard her research boat. Nevertheless she is intrigued when the intrusive canine makes best-friends with her captive dolphin, Roxanne. She falls in love with Zeus's ...
Style: feel good, touching, sweet, melancholic, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night, teens
Plot: dog, friendship, dolphins, adventure, rescue, opposites attract, single parent, family, odd couple, daring rescue, escapades, youth ...
Place: bahamas
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
For the Love of Benji (1977)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Benji is lost and becomes a stray animal in Athens, Greece, trying to reunite with his family while secret agents pursue him, trying to get a formula which was glued to his paw in order to get it past customs.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, sweet, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: kidnapping, espionage, pets, family, friendship, heroes, friends, disorder, family relations, animal life, anti hero, heroic mission ...
Time: 70s
Place: greece, europe, crete, athens greece, athens
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 ⇓
34%
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 ⇓
34%
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Beverly Hills Chihuahua (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A pampered Beverly Hills chihuahua named Chloe who, while on vacation in Mexico with her owner Viv's niece, Rachel, gets lost and must rely on her friends to help her get back home before she is caught by a dognapper who wants to ransom her.
Style: humorous, not serious, light, melancholic, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers, teens
Plot: chihuahua, adventure, animal life, family, rescue, friendship, pets, getting home, lifestyle, dog, urban, on the road ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: beverly hills, mexico, usa, california, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, family life, mischievous children, pets, youth, animal life, disorder, parents and children, reincarnation, adoption, siblings relations ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.0
 69K
Free Willy (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA, France, Mexico
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When maladjusted orphan Jesse vandalizes a theme park, he is placed with foster parents and must work at the park to make amends. There he meets Willy, a young Orca whale who has been separated from his family. Sensing kinship, they form a bond and, ...
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, uplifting, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: human animal relationship, freedom, animals, killer whale, adventure, social worker, friendship, happy ending, captivity, ocean, animal training, rescue ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.2
 16K
Racing Stripes (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Shattered illusions are hard to repair -- especially for a good-hearted zebra named Stripes who's spent his life on a Kentucky farm amidst the sorely mistaken notion that he's a debonair thoroughbred. Once he faces the fact that his stark ...
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, inspirational, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: zebra, underdog, horse, farm, horse race, adventure, friendship, ambition, rivalry, rescue, animal life, contests and competitions ...
Place: kentucky, usa, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Luck of the Irish (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A teenager must battle for a gold charm to keep his family from being controlled by an evil leprechaun.
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, basketball movie
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: family relations, teenage life, friendship, adventure, youth, family life, child as adult, basketball, silly humor, friends, battles, imaginary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Larger Than Life (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Motivational Speaker Jack Corcoran is determined to get his career off the ground, but the biggest gigs he can get are the ones nobody wants. Then one day, he receives a telegram that his circus clown father has passed away, and has left a ...
Style: feel good, light, funny, touching, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, rescue, on the road, nothing goes right, animal life, goofy hero, fish out of water, inheritance, hitchhiker, elephant, adventure, animals ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
When Zachary Beaver Came to Town (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Zachary Beaver, a sideshow attraction also known as the world's fattest boy, arrives in the sleepy town of Granger, Texas.
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, sentimental, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, mischievous children, teenage life, self discovery, parents and children, family relations, youth, starting over, best friends, family, young heroes, child driving car ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%