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D.A.R.Y.L. (1985)
 6.3
 12K
D.A.R.Y.L. (1985)
Genre: Family, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Daryl is a normal 10-year-old boy in many ways. However, unbeknown to his foster parents and friends, Daryl is actually a government-created robot with superhuman reflexes and mental abilities. Even his name has a hidden meaning -- it's actually an acronym for Data Analyzing Robot Youth Life-form. When the organization that created him deems the "super soldier" experiment a failure and schedules Daryl to be disassembled, it is up to a few rogue scientists to help him escape.
Style: touching, serious
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: family relations, chase, robot, forest, baseball, computer, childhood, gate, memory loss, a.i., adventure, androids and robots, space and aliens, youth, family, heroes, misfit, parents and children, family life, adoption, danger, chases and races, imaginary, disorder, rescue ...
Place: south carolina

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Most similar movies to D.A.R.Y.L.

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, feel good and touching films with plots about family, adventure, youth, heroes, imaginary, disorder and danger mostly in Family, Sci-Fi and Adventure genres. Some movies like D.A.R.Y.L.: Flight of the Navigator (1986), E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), Stardust (1998), Eve (2015), The Electric Grandmother (1982). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Flight of the Navigator (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This 1986 Disney adventure tells the story of 12-year-old David who lives with his family in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. When he awakens from being accidentally knocked out in the forest near his home, he finds that eight years have passed. His family is ...
Style: feel good, exciting, stylized, touching, serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: time travel, adventure, ufo, space travel, benign alien, flying saucer, nasa, outer space, young heroes, alien, artificial intelligence, getting home ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1978, 70s, year 1986 ...
Place: florida, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
Genre: Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After a gentle alien becomes stranded on Earth, the being is discovered and befriended by a young boy named Elliott. Bringing the extraterrestrial into his suburban California house, Elliott introduces E.T., as the alien is dubbed, to his brother ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, emotional, exciting, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: benign alien, alien, ufo, first contact, nasa, friendship, adventure, healing power, flying saucer, levitation, suburbs, alien contact ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
The Adventure of A.R.I.: My Robot Friend (2020)
Genre: Family
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A teenager summons the courage to help a friendly robot known as A.R.I. kidnapped by a ruthless lab director working for a powerful corporation seeking to turn him into a dangerous weapon in order to rule the world.
Style: exciting, light, humorous, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: children, childhood, robot, chase, computer animation, runaway, a.i., robotics, adventure, imaginary, compassion, friendship ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 4.6
 155
Stardust (1998)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A scientist finds his newest invention; a microchip that infuses inanimate objects with human qualities co-opted by the company he works for, which wants to capitalize on his findings. Knowing his creation can be used for evil purposes, he stashes ...
Style: touching, humorous, feel good, offbeat, semi serious
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: friendship, androids and robots, family, obnoxious boss, adventure, workplace, danger, imaginary, rescue, a.i., family relations, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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 6.3
 141
Eve (2015)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 28 min.
Story: Drama combining sci-fi mystery adventure with fish-out-of-water comedy. Eve is the world's first fully sentient 'artificial person'. She seems human, but under the surface she's a robot capable of amazing feats - if she can ...
Style: serious, sincere, stylized, captivating, offbeat
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family relations, family, human nature, youth, life turned upside down, parents and children, family life, teenage life, teaching the ways of the world, robot, disorder, artificial intelligence ...
Time: 2010s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
The Electric Grandmother (1982)
Genre: Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: To a family whose children are traumatized by the death of their mother, help comes in a most bizarre way. They receive three pieces, that when joined together, give a recording for an offer for an electric grandmother. They go to a bizarre factory, ...
Style: offbeat, touching, humorous, sentimental, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: family, imaginary, golden years, nanny, bittersweet, death in the family, parents and children, teaching the ways of the world, friendship, homecoming, family relations, young heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 5.3
 2K
Star Kid (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Shy seventh-grader Spencer Griffith's life changes when the meteor falls into local junkyard and he finds a Cybersuit - the wise and strong robot from another galaxy. Spencer puts Cybersuit on and becomes a different kind of guy
Style: humorous, stylized, semi serious, entertaining, offbeat ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: superhero, androids and robots, space and aliens, adventure, family, escapades, good versus evil, fantasy world, robot, brutality, rivalry, youth ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 5.8
 18K
Earth to Echo (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: exciting, stylized, sentimental, suspenseful, enigmatic ...
Audience: family outing, teens, pre-teens, kids
Plot: ufo, alien, friendship, adventure, buddies, investigation, benign alien, family, escapades, youth, young heroes, suburbs ...
Time: 2010s, 80s
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Far from Home: The Adventures of Yellow Dog (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Teenager Angus adopts a stray dog and names him Yellow. Several days later, while travelling along the coast of British Columbia with Angus's father, John, the boy and dog become stranded when turbulent waters capsize their boat. Angus's ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, exciting, serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: survival, wilderness, rescue, adventure, pets, friendship, dog, teenage life, danger, youth, young heroes, parents and children ...
Place: canada, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 5.5
 106K
Spy Kids (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Carmen and Juni think their parents are boring. Little do they know that in their day, Gregorio and Ingrid Cortez were the top secret agents from their respective countries. They gave up that life to raise their children. Now, the disappearances of ...
Style: humorous, exciting, light, colourful, intense ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: adventure, young heroes, secret agents, spy, child spy, fantasy world, heroic mission, good versus evil, danger, kidnapping, rescue, children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Max 2: White House Hero (2017)
Genre: Family
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: twists and turns, light, captivating, humorous, touching ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing
Plot: dog, police dog, dog movie, white house, family, adventure, friendship, animal life, youth, escapades, pets, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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, adventure, odd couple, young heroes, friendship, against the odds, adoption, fish out of water, parents and children, disorder, mischievous children, pets ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.3
 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, rescue, animal rescue, pets, family, friendship, hopes, adventure, heroes, small town life, family relations, disorder ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.7
 56K
Short Circuit (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After a lightning bolt zaps a robot named Number 5, the lovable machine starts to think he's human and escapes the lab. Hot on his trail is his designer, Newton, who hopes to get to Number 5 before the military does. In the meantime, a spunky ...
Style: feel good, light, touching, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: androids and robots, military, artificial intelligence, robot, lightning, a.i., experiment gone awry, fish out of water, computer cracker, happy ending, adventure, lone hero ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Baby: Secret of the Lost Legend (1985)
Genre: Family, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Paleontologist and her husband discover a mother and baby brontosaurus in Africa, try to protect them from hunters who want to capture them.
Style: serious, idiotic, humorous, sweet, ridiculous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: jungle, dinosaur, family, adventure, child in peril, anti hero, world war two, family life, forces of nature, wilderness, heroic mission, rivalry ...
Time: prehistory, 80s, prehistoric times
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Short Circuit 2 (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Robot Johnny Five comes to the city and gets manipulated by criminals who want him for their own purposes.
Style: humorous, semi serious, futuristic, touching, complex ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing, kids
Plot: heist, robot, androids and robots, police, robbery, entrepreneur, hitman, helicopter, boat, punk, friendship, disorder ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
No Place Like Home (2002)
Genre: Family
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Mel and Mac are looking for an asteroid to show as a science project. It's hard to do science when they are fighting all the time as (younger) brother and (older) sister. When they are walking through the woods, they see something, but it ...
Style: exciting, captivating, surprise ending
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: alien encounter, benign alien, space and aliens, danger, family, escapades, disorder, family life, meteorite, meteor, chases and races, imaginary ...
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.7
 13K
SpaceCamp (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Andie Bergstrom, an astronaut eagerly awaiting her first trip to space, runs a summer camp for teenagers with her NASA-employed husband, Zach. One night during an engine test, Andie and four teenage campers are accidentally shot into space. ...
Style: semi serious, intense, inspirational, entertaining, melancholic ...
Audience: kids, teens, boys' night, family outing, pre-teens ...
Plot: nasa, space travel, space program, astronaut, trapped in space, adventure, space shuttle, survival, rescue, race against time, outer space, space opera ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: alabama, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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 3.4
 11K
Mac and Me (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A Mysterious Alien Creature (MAC) escaping from nefarious NASA agents, is befriended by a young boy in a wheelchair. Together, they try to find MAC's family from whom he has been separated.
Style: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, cult film, psychotronic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: nasa, alien encounter, friendship, family relations, single parent, extraterrestrial, adventure, family, benign alien, imaginary, youth, space and aliens ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
And You Thought Your Parents Were Weird (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Two boys follow in their late fathers foot steps by inventing weird and wonderful gadgets. Trouble lies ahead when after a halloween party the spirit of their father ends up in the latest invention, a robot.
Style: humorous, feel good, offbeat, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: family, seance, family relations, ghost, robot, teenager, family life, teenage life, androids and robots, imaginary, youth, journalism ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Hildegarde, a Duck Down Under (2001)
Genre: Family, Adventure
Country: Australia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A family's adventure to save one of their own - their beloved pet duck.
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, semi serious
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family relations, adventure, young heroes, rescue, heroes, danger, pets, youth, family life, brother brother relationship, smuggling, family ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.0
 802
Can of Worms (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A teen is visited by aliens after he broadcasts a message into space.
Style: offbeat, humorous, feel good, exciting, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: satellite, spacecraft, misfit, cooking and food, space wars, getting home, family, pets, save the world, youth, benign alien, teenage life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Not Quite Human (1987)
Genre: Family, Sci-Fi, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Dr. Jonas Carson, a scientist, invents Chip, an android teenager. Dr. Carson sends Chip to school with his daughter Becky to see whether an android could interact with others. But his former employer decides to try and make a profit by stealing the ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: family relations, high school, androids, a.i., youth, teenage life, teaching the ways of the world, siblings relations, parents and children, dishonesty, androids and robots, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Escape to Witch Mountain (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Tia and Tony are two orphaned youngsters with extraordinary powers. Lucas Deranian poses as their uncle in order to get the kids into the clutches of Deranian's megalomaniacal boss, evil millionaire Aristotle Bolt, who wants to exploit them. ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, psychotronic, nostalgic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: orphan, chase, supernatural, on the run, rescue, mountain, disney, telekinesis, family, adventure, good versus evil, space and aliens ...
Time: 1930s
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Mystery Monsters (1997)
Genre: Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Tommy has just joined the cast of the top-rated kids' show, "Captain Mike's Mystery Monsters," and is anxious to find out just how the special effects crew gets the monsters to work. Imagine his surprise when he discovers ...
Style: semi serious, exciting
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: family, space and aliens, escapades, heroes, rivalry, puppet, disorder, puppets, profanity, superhuman powers, adventure, danger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: The joke's on absent-minded scientist Wayne Szalinski when his troublesome invention shrinks him, his brother and their wives so effectively that their children think they've completely disappeared. Of course, this gives the kids free rein ...
Style: not serious, humorous, feel good, light, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, shrinking, family, experiment gone awry, fish out of water, inventor, misfit, odd couple, mischievous children, parents and children, disorder, nothing goes right ...
Time: 1990s, year 1997, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Space Buddies (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: B-Dawg, Mudbud, Budderball, and all the rest of the Buddies are back, but this time, they're setting their sights even higher -- as in, the moon! With the help of their new pals Spudnick (voiced by Jason Earles) and Gravity, these pooches are ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, captivating, tense
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: rescue, moon, dog, space travel, survival, family life, adventure, space and aliens, partners, friendship, disorder, buddies ...
Time: 2000s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.9
 452
Buffalo Dreams (2005)
Genre: Family
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Josh Townsend finds himself living in New Mexico after his father's new job requires the family to move from their home in Utah. While acclimating to his new surroundings, Josh becomes involved with a group of teens attempting to preserve the ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, touching
Audience: pre-teens, kids
Plot: friendship, teenage life, young heroes, youth, escapades, family relations, fish out of water, parents and children, interracial friendship, mute, native american reservation, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new mexico, utah, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Aussie and Ted's Great Adventure (2009)
Genre: Family
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Aussie, a lovable Australian mutt, embarks on a mission to return his young owner's missing Teddy Bear.
Style: semi serious
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: dog, talking dog, friendship, teddy bear, adventure, best friends, heroes, getting home, friends, animal life, family relations, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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, family outing, kids
Plot: family relations, rescue, child custody, dog, pets, hopes, family, young heroes, misfit, daring rescue, disorder, friends ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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