10 best movies like Free Willy (1993)

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Free Willy 1993
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, with the help of kindly whale trainer Rae Lindley, develop a routine of tricks. However, greedy park owner Dial soon catches wind of the duo and makes plans to profit from them.
List of the best movies like Free Willy (1993): Black Beauty, Hugo, A Far Off Place, Young Black Stallion, The Adventures of Huck Finn, The Fox & the Child, Lassie, Fly Away Home, Lassie, Gold Diggers: The Secret of Bear Mountain.

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Black Beauty (1994)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genremelodrama, drama, adventure, family
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:28

The fates of horses, and the people who own and command them, are revealed as Black Beauty narrates the circle of his life.

Hugo (2011)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, adventure, family, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, France
Duration02:06

Orphaned and alone except for an uncle, Hugo Cabret lives in the walls of a train station in 1930s Paris. Hugo's job is to oil and maintain the station's clocks, but to him, his more important task is to protect a broken automaton and notebook left to him by his late father. Accompanied by the goddaughter of an embittered toy merchant, Hugo embarks on a quest to solve the mystery of the automaton and find a place he can call home.

A Far Off Place (1993)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genremelodrama, drama, adventure, family
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:48

Thrown together under incredible circumstances, two strangers must discover courage and strength when they begin a journey across the treacherous African desert! Equipped only with their wits and the expertise of a native bushman who befriends them, they are determined to triumph over impossible odds and reach their destination. But along the way, the trio face a primitive desert wilderness.

Young Black Stallion (2003)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genreadventure, family, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:39

When courageous young Neera becomes separated from her family in the desert, she chances upon a wild colt. Together they find friendship, trust, and their way back home only to discover her family is about to lose everything!

The Adventures of Huck Finn (1993)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrecomedy, drama, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:48

Climb aboard for an extraordinary version of Mark Twain's sweeping adventure when Walt Disney presents The Adventures of Huck Finn, starring Elijah Wood (The Lord of the Rings). Directed by Stephen Sommers (The Mummy, The Mummy Returns), it's the unforgettable saga of a mischievous youngster and a runaway slave

The Fox & the Child (2007)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, adventure, family
CountryFrance
Duration01:28

A young girl of about 10 years lives in a solitary peasant's house on the edge of the jurassic mountains in the East of France. One day in autumn, when she is on her way to school through the forest, she observes a hunting fox. Of course, the fox flees from her, but the girl feels a strong desire to meet the fox again.

Lassie (1994)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genreadventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:34

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 everyone.

Fly Away Home (1996)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:47

Amy is only 13 years old when her mother is killed. She goes to Canada to live with her father, an eccentric inventor whom she barely knows. Amy is miserable in her new life... until she discovers a nest of goose eggs that were abandoned when a local forest is torn down. The eggs hatch and Amy becomes "Mama Goose". When Winter comes, Amy, and her dad must find a way to lead the birds South...

Lassie (2005)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, drama, adventure, family
CountryUSA, France, Republic of Ireland, United Kingdom
Duration01:40

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.

Gold Diggers: The Secret of Bear Mountain (1995)
Markimdb: 6
Genredrama, adventure, family, detective
CountryCanada, USA
Duration01:33

Two teen girls, one from the city, one from the country, try to find the hidden gold of Bear Mountain learning about friendship, loyalty and courage on the way.

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Son of Rambow (2007)
Markimdb: 7
Genreaction, comedy, drama, adventure, family
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, Germany, USA
Duration01:36

Will Proudfoot (Bill Milner) is looking for an escape from his family's stifling home life when he encounters Lee Carter (Will Poulter), the school bully. Armed with a video camera and a copy of "Rambo: First Blood", Lee plans to make cinematic history by filming his own action-packed video epic. Together, these two newfound friends-turned-budding-filmmakers quickly discover that their imaginative ― and sometimes mishap-filled ― cinematic adventure has begun to take on a life of its own!

The Jungle Book (2016)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, fantasy, drama, adventure, family
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:45

A man-cub named Mowgli fostered by wolves. After a threat from the tiger Shere Khan, Mowgli is forced to flee the jungle, by which he embarks on a journey of self discovery with the help of the panther, Bagheera and the free-spirited bear, Baloo.

The Thief Lord (2006)
Markimdb: 6
Genrefantasy, drama, adventure, family
CountryLuxembourg, United Kingdom, Germany
Duration01:38

A tale about two young boys, Prosper and Bo, who flee to Venice after being orphaned and dumped in the care of a cruel auntie. Hiding in the canals and alleyways of the city, the boys are befriended by a gang of young urchins and their enigmatic leader, the Thief Lord. From their home base of an old cinema theater, the children steal from the rich to support themselves and soon capture the interest of a bumbling detective. However, a greater threat to the children is something from a forgotten past - a beautiful magical treasure with the power to spin time itself

The Incredible Journey (1963)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, adventure, family
CountryCanada, USA
Duration01:20

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?

Christopher Robin (2018)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrefantasy, comedy, drama, adventure, family
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:34

Christopher Robin, the boy who had countless adventures in the Hundred Acre Wood, has grown up and lost his way. Now it’s up to his spirited and loveable stuffed animals, Winnie The Pooh, Tigger, Piglet, and the rest of the gang, to rekindle their friendship and remind him of endless days of childlike wonder and make-believe, when doing nothing was the very best something.

The Secret of Roan Inish (1994)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrefantasy, drama, family
CountryUSA, Republic of Ireland
Duration01:43

10-year-old Fiona is sent to live with her grandparents in a small fishing village in Donegal, Ireland. She soon learns the local legend that an ancestor of hers married a Selkie - a seal who can turn into a human. Years earlier, her baby brother was washed out to sea and never seen again, so when Fiona spies a naked little boy on the abandoned Isle of Roan Inish, she is compelled to investigate..

Curly Sue (1991)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:41

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 backed her Mercedes into Bill, they're only hoping for a free meal. But Grey is touched, and over the objections of her snotty fiancé.

Pete's Dragon (2016)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genreaction, fantasy, comedy, drama, adventure, family
CountryUSA, New Zealand
Duration02:18

For years, old wood carver Mr. Meacham has delighted local children with his tales of the fierce dragon that resides deep in the woods of the Pacific Northwest. To his daughter, Grace, who works as a forest ranger, these stories are little more than tall tales... until she meets Pete, a mysterious 10-year-old with no family and no home who claims to live in the woods with a giant, green dragon named Elliott. And from Pete's descriptions, Elliott seems remarkably similar to the dragon from Mr. Meacham's stories. With the help of Natalie, an 11-year-old girl whose father Jack owns the local lumber mill, Grace sets out to determine where Pete came from, where he belongs, and the truth about this dragon.

Tom and Huck (1995)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, adventure, family, western
CountryUSA
Duration01:37

A mischievous young boy, Tom Sawyer, witnesses a murder by the deadly Injun Joe. Tom becomes friends with Huckleberry Finn, a boy with no future and no family. Tom has to choose between honoring a friendship or honoring an oath because the town alcoholic is accused of the murder. Tom and Huck go through several adventures trying to retrieve evidence.

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1938)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:31

Tom Sawyer and his pal Huckleberry Finn have great adventures on the Mississippi River, pretending to be pirates, attending their own funeral and witnessing a murder.

Lady and the Tramp (2019)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, adventure, family
CountryUSA

The love story between a pampered Cocker Spaniel named Lady and a streetwise mongrel named Tramp. Lady finds herself out on the street after her owners have a baby and is saved from a pack by Tramp, who tries to show her to live her life footloose and collar-free.

The War (1994)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, adventure, family, military
CountryUSA
Duration02:05

The son of a Vietnam War Veteran must deal with neighborhood bullies as well as his dad's post-traumatic stress disorder while growing up in the deep south in the 1970's.

Dolphin Tale 2 (2014)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genredrama, family
CountryCanada, USA
Duration01:47

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.

Monkey Trouble (1994)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genrecomedy, adventure, family, crime
CountryJapan, USA
Duration01:36

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.

College Road Trip (2008)
Markimdb: 4.3
Genrecomedy, drama, adventure, family
CountryUSA

When an overachieving high school student decides to travel around the country to choose the perfect college, her overprotective cop father also decides to accompany her in order to keep her on the straight and narrow.

A Dog's Way Home (2019)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genremelodrama, adventure, family
CountryUSA, China
Duration01:35

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.

Flipper (1996)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genreadventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:31

Sandy Ricks is sent by his mom to Coral Key, a rustic island in the Florida keys, to spend the summer with his uncle Porter Ricks. Sandy dislikes everything about his new environment until a new friend comes into his life, a dolphin named Flipper, that brings uncle and nephew together and leads Sandy on the summer adventure of a lifetime.

Will (2011)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, adventure, family, sport
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:42

Brennan is Liverpool's number one fan, able to recite facts ad infinitum about the club and at a public school in the south of England since his father Gareth is emotionally unable to care for him following the death of Will's mother. Gareth appears one day out of the blue with tickets for Liverpool's trip to the 2005 Champions League Final in Istanbul.

Yoko (2012)
Markimdb: 4.6
Genrefantasy, comedy, drama, adventure, family
CountryGermany, Austria, Sweden
Duration01:39

Pia's life, a girl from a small German town, changes when surprisingly, finds in her garden a huge black monster. She soon discovers that the mysterious creature, which called Yoko, is actually a kind yeti spiritually protecting animals and children worldwide. Yoko is constantly showing his friends Pia and their unique qualities, but children are not the only ones who want the Yeti. Its great value calls attention to two hunters who want to take advantage of the yeti.

Alabama Moon (2009)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama, family
CountryUSA

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.




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