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20 best movies like Paulie (1998)

List of the best movies like Paulie (1998): Bingo, The Adventures of Huck Finn, The Incredible Journey, Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco, Operation Dumbo Drop, Lassie, Son of Rambow, The Big Year, Lady and the Tramp, The Borrowers.

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Markimdb: 4.9
Genrecomedy, adventure, family
CountryUSA
CharactersDogs, Heroes, Family, Friends, Losers
PlotAdventure, Friendship, Missing people, Adoption
StyleTouching

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 Williams and David Rasche) are moving house, a thousand miles away, but Bingo won't be allowed to join them. Chuckie and Bingo's determination to be reunited is t

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: 7.1
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
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:29
CharactersFirefighters, Heroes, Family, Friends, Losers
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Travel, Friendship
PlaceCanada, California
StyleExciting, Touching

When the pets accidentally get separated from their vacationing owners, Chance, Shadow, and Sassy navigate the mean streets of San Francisco, trying to find their home across the Golden Gate Bridge. But the road is blocked by a series of hazards, both man and beast.

Markimdb: 5.1
Genreaction, comedy, drama, adventure, family, military
CountryUSA
Duration01:47
CharactersHeroes, Family, Military, Friends, Soldier
PlotWar, On real events, Adventure, Friendship
PlaceVillage, Jungle, Vietnam, Asia
StyleFancy, For men

Five Green Berets stationed in Vietnam in 1968 grudgingly undertake the mission of a lifetime -- to secretly transport an 8,000-pound elephant through 200 miles of rough jungle terrain. High jinks prevail when Capt. Sam Cahill promises the Montagnard villagers of Dak Nhe that he'll replace their prized elephant in time for an important ritual. But for Capt. T.C. Doyle, the mission becomes a jumbo-sized headache!

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
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: 6.2
Genrecomedy, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:43
CharactersFriends, Birds, Newlyweds
PlotLove, On real events, Adventure, Obsession, Friendship
PlaceAircraft, Nature, Alaska, Helicopters, USA
TimeHoneymoon
StyleLight, To cry, By books, Fancy, Makes me think

Three fanatical bird-watchers spend an entire year competing to spot the highest number of species as El Nino sends an extraordinary variety of rare breeds flying up into the U.S., but they quickly discover that there are more important things than coming out on top of the competition

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, adventure, family
CountryUSA
CharactersDogs, Horses, Family, Puppies, Cats
PlotLove, Friendship, Freedom
PlaceTrains
TimeNew Year
StyleTo cry, Cute, Touching

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.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:29
CharactersDogs, Killers, Family, Lawyers, Friends
PlotAdventure, Friendship, Hostage, Family life, Dreams
PlaceKitchen
StyleFascinating, Tense, Fancy, Touching

The four-inch-tall Clock family secretly share a house with the normal-sized Lender family, "borrowing" such items as thread, safety pins, batteries and scraps of food. However, their peaceful co-existence is disturbed when evil lawyer Ocious P. Potter steals the will granting title to the house, which he plans to demolish in order to build apartments. The Lenders are forced to move, and the Clocks face the risk of being exposed to the normal-sized world.

Markimdb: 5.1
Genreaction, comedy, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:25
CharactersDogs, Teens, Snake, Heroes, Family
PlotAdventure, Superpowers, Friendship, Supernatural
PlaceUSA
TimeNew Year

A lonely cat living in a mall pet shop has a sour outlook on life until, in the midst of the holiday rush, she’s swept up into a robbery and a friendship with a human girl.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, drama, adventure, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:33
CharactersFamily, Writers, Friends, Tourists
PlotTime travel, Adventure, Travel, Friendship, Hiking trip
PlaceNature, Mountains, Forest
StyleLight, To cry, Touching, Beautiful landscapes

After spending two decades in England, Bill Bryson returns to the U.S., where he decides the best way to connect with his homeland is to hike the Appalachian Trail with one of his oldest friends.

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: 5.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, adventure, family, western
CountryUSA
Duration01:37
CharactersTeens, Indians, Teachers, Spiders, Family
PlotAdventure, Friendship, Death
PlaceSchool, Small cities
StyleUnexpected ending, By books, Tense

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.

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: 5.6
Genrecomedy, drama, adventure, western
CountryUSA
CharactersCowboys, Twins, Friends, Losers, Partners
PlotAdventure, Friendship, Chase, Birthday
StyleTouching

Mitch Robbins 40th birthday begins quite well until he returns home and finds his brother Glen, the black sheep of the family, in his sofa. Nevertheless he is about to have a wonderful birthday-night with his wife when he discovers a treasure map of Curly by chance. Together with Phil and unfortunately Glen he tries to find the hidden gold of Curly's father in the desert of Arizona.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, adventure, family, military
CountryUSA
Duration01:55
CharactersMilitary, Friends, Soldier
PlotWar, Travel, Money, Friendship, Tornadoes
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Touching

The story revolves around three soldiers — Colee, T.K. and Cheaver — who return from the Iraq War after suffering injuries and learn that life has moved on without them. They end up on an unexpected road trip across the U.S.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:55
CharactersFriends, Cats
PlotTravel, Friendship
StyleTo cry, Fascinating, Gloomy, Makes me think, Touching

Harry is a retired teacher in his 70s living in the Upper West Side of New York City where his late wife and he raised his children--where he's lived all his life. When the building he lives in is torn down to make way for a parking garage, Harry and his beloved cat Tonto begin a journey across the United States, visiting his children, seeing a world he never seemed to have the time to see before, making new friends, and saying goodbye to old friends.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:40
CharactersMonsters, Family, Friends, Losers
PlotAdventure, Superpowers, Friendship, Fulfillment of desires
StyleLight, Fancy

A young boy is scared of the monster under his bed. He asks his 6th grade brother to swap rooms for the night as a bet that the monster really exists. Soon the brother becomes friends with the monster and discovers a whole new world of fun and games under his bed where pulling pranks on kids and other monsters is the main attraction.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
CharactersTeens, Friends, Birds
PlotTravel, Friendship
PlaceUSA
StyleTo cry, Touching

David Portnoy, a 15-year-old birding fanatic, thinks that he's made the discovery of a lifetime. So, on the eve of his father's remarriage, he escapes on an epic road trip with his best friends to solidify their place in birding history.

Markimdb: 4
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:22
CharactersHeroes, Family, Friends, Wizards, Orphans
PlotAdventure, Friendship
StyleFancy

Conrad and Sally Walden are home alone with their pet fish. It is raining outside, and there is nothing to do. Until The Cat in the Hat walks in the front door. He introduces them to their imagination, and at first it's all fun and games, until things get out of hand, and The Cat must go, go, go, before their parents get back.

Markimdb: 5.3
Genrecomedy, adventure, family, crime
CountryJapan, USA
Duration01:36
CharactersMonkeys, Family, Friends, Orphans
PlotRobbery, Adventure, Friendship, Adoption
StyleTouching

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.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrefantasy, comedy, drama, adventure, family
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:34
CharactersDogs, Animals, Teachers, Bears, Tigers
PlotFriendship, Happiness
PlaceTrains, Forest, Party
StyleCute, Soulful, By books, Deep Meaning, Makes me think

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.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrefantasy, comedy, comedy, adventure, family, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
CharactersMonkeys, Artists, Good people
PlotOn real events, Friendship
PlaceCircus
StyleKind

Ivan is a 400-pound silverback gorilla who shares a communal habitat in a suburban shopping mall with Stella the elephant, Bob the dog, and various other animals. He has few memories of the jungle where he was captured, but when a baby elephant named Ruby arrives, it touches something deep within him. Ruby is recently separated from her family in the wild, which causes him to question his life, where he comes from and where he ultimately wants to be.

Markimdb: 4.9
Genrecomedy, drama, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:24
CharactersAnimals, Monkeys, Family
PlotOn real events, Adventure, Life, Friendship, Family life
PlaceJungle, Zoos
StyleLight, Touching

An eccentric socialite raises a gorilla as her son.

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: 5.2
Genrecomedy, adventure, family, sport
CountryCanada, USA
Duration01:39
CharactersDogs, Animals, Family, Husky, Friends
PlotRacing, Adventure, Friendship, Inheritance, Adoption
PlaceAlaska, Small cities
StyleBy books

When a Miami dentist inherits a team of sled dogs, he's got to learn the trade or lose his pack to a crusty mountain man.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrecomedy, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:32
CharactersHeroes, Disabled people, Friends, Criminals, Nurses
PlotLove, Adventure, Travel, Friendship, Weapon
StyleInspirational, Soulful, Touching

A down-on-his-luck crab fisherman embarks on a journey to get a young man with Down syndrome to a professional wrestling school in rural North Carolina and away from the retirement home where he’s lived for the past two and a half years.

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: 7.4
Genrecomedy, drama, family
CountryUSA
Duration02:14
CharactersFamily, Friends, Losers, Orphans
PlotAdventure, Friendship
PlaceSmall cities
StyleTo cry, By books, Touching

A young girl comes to an embittered town and confronts its attitude with her determination to see the best in life.





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