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20 best movies like Free Willy: Escape from Pirate's Cove (2010)

List of the best movies like Free Willy: Escape from Pirate's Cove (2010): A Far Off Place, Hugo, The Adventures of Huck Finn, The Secret of Roan Inish, Doctor Dolittle, The Incredible Journey, Black Beauty, Racing Stripes, The War, Dolphin Tale 2.

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Markimdb: 6.6
Genremelodrama, drama, adventure, family
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:48
CharactersTeens, Heroes, Family, Friends, Elephants
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Friendship
PlaceAfrica, Deserts
StyleExciting, Inspirational, Atmospheric, Gloomy, Touching

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.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, adventure, family, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, France
Duration02:06
CharactersRobots, Childrens, Thieves, Family, Friends
PlotAdventure, Travel, Magic, Friendship, Fate
PlaceParis, France
StyleExciting, Light, To cry, Steampunk, Fascinating

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.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrecomedy, drama, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:48
CharactersHeroes, Family, Friends, Losers, Partners
PlotAdventure, Travel, Friendship, Growing up
Time19th century
StyleTo cry, Touching

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

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrefantasy, drama, family
CountryUSA, Republic of Ireland
Duration01:43
CharactersMermaids, Heroes, Family, Friends
PlotAdventure, Friendship
PlaceVillage, Islands, Ireland, Beach
TimeWorld War II
StyleTo cry, Atmospheric, Touching, Serious

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..

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, musical, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration02:32
CharactersAnimals, Heroes, Family, Friends, Parrots
PlotAdventure, Friendship
PlaceVillage, Islands, Africa, England
Time19th century
StyleTo cry, Fancy, Touching

A veterinarian who can communicate with animals travels abroad to search for a giant sea snail.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, adventure, family
CountryCanada, USA
Duration01:20
CharactersDogs, Bears, Family, Friends, Cats
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Travel, Friendship
StyleExciting, By books, Touching, Serious, Beautiful landscapes

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?

Markimdb: 6.6
Genremelodrama, drama, adventure, family
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:28
CharactersAnimals, Horses, Family, Friends
PlotAdventure, Friendship, Justice
PlaceEngland
StyleLight, To cry, Cute, Inspirational, Fascinating

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

Markimdb: 5.2
Genrecomedy, drama, adventure, family, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:42
CharactersTeens, Horses, Gangsters, Heroes, Family
PlotAdventure, Friendship, Rivalry
StyleTouching

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 stripes mark him as different, he decides he'll race anyway. And with help from the young girl who raised him, he just might end up in the winner's circle.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, adventure, family, military
CountryUSA
Duration02:05
CharactersFriends
PlotWar, Life, Friendship, Family life
PlaceVietnam, Asia
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Touching, Serious

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.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genredrama, family
CountryCanada, USA
Duration01:47
CharactersFamily, Dolphins, Friends, Turtles
PlotOn real events, Friendship, Swimming
PlaceUSA
StyleTo cry, Touching, Serious

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.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, drama, adventure, family
CountryUSA, France, Republic of Ireland, United Kingdom
Duration01:40
CharactersDogs, Animals, Knights, Family, Friends
PlotLove, Adventure, The escape, Friendship, Moving
PlaceEngland, Castle, Scotland
StyleTouching

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.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, fantasy, drama, adventure, family
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:45
CharactersAnimals, Wolves, Bears, Snake, Monkeys
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Travel, Friendship, Chase
PlaceVillage, Jungle, Nature, India
StyleSerious

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.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:30
CharactersHeroes, Friends, Artists
PlotSurvival, Friendship, Political
PlaceItaly
StyleAction, To cry, Touching, Serious

Based on Anne Holm's acclaimed young adult novel North to Freedom, I Am David chronicles the struggles of a 12-year-old boy who manages to flee a Communist concentration camp on his own -- through sheer will and determination. All he has in his possession is a loaf of bread, a letter to deliver to someone in Denmark and a compass to help get him there.

Markimdb: 7
Genreaction, comedy, drama, adventure, family
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, Germany, USA
Duration01:36
CharactersTeens, Family, Friends, Losers, Single mothers
PlotFriendship
PlaceEngland, Small cities
StyleTo cry, Fancy, Touching

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!

Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, adventure, family
CountryUSA, Canada
CharactersDogs, Animals, Wolves, Old man, Family
PlotAdventure, Survival, Friendship
PlaceNature, Alaska
Time19th century
StyleKind, Touching, Uplifting

Buck is a big-hearted dog whose blissful domestic life is turned upside down when he is suddenly uprooted from his California home and transplanted to the exotic wilds of the Yukon during the Gold Rush of the 1890s. As the newest rookie on a mail delivery dog sled team—and later its leader—Buck experiences the adventure of a lifetime, ultimately finding his true place in the world and becoming his own master.

Markimdb: 4.3
Genrecomedy, drama, adventure, family
CountryUSA
CharactersTeens, Family, Lawyers
PlotAdventure, Travel, Chess
PlaceAircraft, School, Party, Hotels
StyleLight, To cry, Touching

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.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genrefantastic, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:31
CharactersTeens, Robots, Aliens, Heroes, Family
PlotAdventure, UFO, Investigation, Friendship
PlaceParallel worlds
StyleExciting, To cry, Disturbing

After a construction project begins digging in their neighborhood, best friends Tuck, Munch and Alex inexplicably begin to receive strange, encoded messages on their cell phones. Convinced something bigger is going on, they go to their parents and the authorities. When everyone around them refuses to take the messages seriously, the three embark on a secret adventure to crack the code and follow it to its source. But taking matters into their own hands gets the trio in way over their heads when they discover a mysterious being from another world who desperately needs their help. The epic, suspenseful and exciting journey that follows will change all of their lives forever.

Markimdb: 3.5
Genrefantasy, drama, adventure, family
CountrySpain
CharactersFamily, Friends
PlotAdventure, Travel, Friendship
PlaceAfrica

Jana’s magical journey to Africa contains a deep message about friendship, love, passion, nature and imagination. It is a spiritual journey for adults and a magical one for kids, full of mysteries, adventures and discoveries

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrefantasy, drama, family
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:41
CharactersHeroes, Family, Maids, Orphans
PlotFriendship, Mystery
PlaceEngland, India
Time19th century
StyleTo cry, Atmospheric, Touching, Serious

A young British girl born and reared in India loses her neglectful parents in an earthquake. She is returned to England to live at her uncle's castle. Her uncle is very distant due to the loss of his wife ten years before. Neglected once again, she begins exploring the estate and discovers a garden that has been locked and neglected. Aided by one of the servants' boys, she begins restoring the garden, and eventually discovers some other secrets of the manor.

Markimdb: 4.2
Genrefantastic, fantasy, melodrama, drama, adventure, family, music
CountryUSA
Duration02:34
CharactersTeens, Friends, Sisters, Artists, Singers
PlotAdventure, Music, Friendship
PlaceLos Angeles
StyleFascinating

In a hyper-linked social media age, an orphaned teenage girl, Jerrica Jem Benton, becomes an online recording sensation, and she and her sisters embark on a music-driven scavenger hunt - one that sends them on an adventure across Los Angeles - in an attempt to unlock a final message left by her father.

Markimdb: 5.6
Genreadventure, family, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:39
CharactersHorses, Heroes, Family, Friends, Fathers
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Life, Friendship, Freedom
PlaceMountains, Deserts
TimeWorld War II
StyleTouching, Serious

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!

Markimdb: 5.8
Genrefantasy, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:46
CharactersTeens, Gods, Doctors, Giants, Heroes
PlotAdventure, Friendship, Death, Mythology
PlaceSchool, Ocean, Parallel worlds
StyleExciting, Epic

In their quest to confront the ultimate evil, Percy and his friends battle swarms of mythical creatures to find the mythical Golden Fleece and to stop an ancient evil from rising.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genreadventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:34
CharactersDogs, Teens, Heroes, Family, Friends
PlotAdventure, Life, Friendship, Family life
PlaceSmall cities
StyleLight, To cry, Cute, Touching

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.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:47
CharactersFamily, Fathers
PlotLife, Aviation, Family life
PlaceAircraft, Canada
StyleTo cry, Gloomy, Touching, Serious

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...

Markimdb: 6.3
Genredrama, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:50
CharactersGods, Family, Friends, Terminally ill
PlotLove, On real events, Life, Friendship, Cancer
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Serious

A young boy fighting cancer writes letters to God, touching lives in his neighborhood and inspiring hope among everyone he comes in contact. An unsuspecting substitute postman, with a troubled life of his own, becomes entangled in the boy's journey and his family by reading the letters. They inspire him to seek a better life for himself and his own son he's lost through his alcohol addiction.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genremelodrama, drama, family
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:47
CharactersAnimals, Indians, Whale, Reporters
PlotOn real events, Snow
PlaceOcean, Alaska, Small cities
TimeCold War
StyleTo cry, Touching, Serious

Based on an inspiring true story, a small-town news reporter (Krasinski) and a Greenpeace volunteer (Barrymore) enlist the help of rival superpowers to save three majestic gray whales trapped under the ice of the Arctic Circle. ‘Big Miracle’ is adapted from the nonfiction book ‘Freeing the Whales: How the Media Created the World’s Greatest Non-Event’ by Tom Rose.

Markimdb: 5.2
Genredrama, adventure, family, military
CountryUSA
CharactersDogs, Teens, Family
PlotAdventure, Friendship, Chase
PlaceThe White House
StyleTwisted plot, Light, Fascinating, Touching

Max is assigned to the White House while Butch, the secret service dog, is on maternity leave. He meets TJ, a 12 year old boy, who is the President's son. Due to his father's high profile, he is trying hard to fit in and lead a normal life. During a state visit by the Russian President and his daughter, Alexandra (Alex), TJ is asked to accompany her, during their stay. TJ befriends Alex, but when they get into trouble, Max comes to the rescue!

Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:31
CharactersFamily, Friends
PlotAdventure, Friendship
PlaceUSA, Small cities
Time19th century
StyleTo cry, By books

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.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama, family
CountryUSA
CharactersDogs, Family, Lawyers, Friends, Losers
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Friendship
PlaceSchool, Boarding school
StyleExciting, Touching, Serious

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.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, adventure, family
CountryFrance
Duration01:28
CharactersAnimals, Wolves, Bears, Spiders, Family
PlotAdventure, Friendship, Death, Snow
PlaceNature, Mountains, Forest, France
TimeWinter
StyleFascinating, Serious

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.





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