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Dunston Checks In (1996)
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Dunston Checks In
Genre: Comedy, Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Hotel manager Robert Grant is forced by his boss to postpone his family vacation when a hotel critic checks in. Trouble is, the critic is really a villainous jewel thief with an orangutan assistant named Dunston. When Dunston gets loose and tries to escape a life of crime -- aided by Robert's sons -- havoc, hijinks and lots of laughs abound!
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, funny, melancholic, light, clever, surreal, talky, stylized ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: hotel, family, single father, young heroes, kids and family, mistaken identity, children, nothing goes right, adventure, monkey, youth, disorder, mischievous children, childhood, orangutan, bully, fistfight, hotel manager, boss, cons and scams, mentor, teenage life, animal life, catastrophe, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out feel good, humorous, melancholic and light films with plots about adaptation, dialogue, first contact, family, mentor, catastrophe and natural disaster mostly in Family, Comedy and Adventure genres. Some movies like Dunston Checks In: Monkey Trouble (1994), Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992), Bingo (1991), North (1994), First Kid (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Monkey Trouble
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, 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
Plot: family, monkey, adventure, adoption, friendship, mischievous children, kids and family, single parent, young heroes, parents and children, childhood, children ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Instead of flying to Florida with his folks, Kevin ends up alone in New York, where he gets a hotel room with his dad's credit card—despite problems from a clerk and meddling bellboy. But when Kevin runs into his old nemeses, the Wet Bandits, ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, not serious, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family, christmas, holiday, adventure, homeless, hotel, mischievous children, airport, chase, young heroes, urban, revenge ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, florida, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   79%
    User:   69%
 
 4.8
 2K
Bingo
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: humorous, not serious, feel good, satirical, absurd ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: dog, family, adventure, friendship, on the road, best friends, pets, children, kidnapping, animal life, natural disaster, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: usa, cross country
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   72%
    User:   81%
 
 4.4
 12K
North
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Eleven-year-old North has had it with his parents. They are always busy with their careers and don't give North the attention he needs, so he files a lawsuit against them. The judge rules that North should either find new parents or return to ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, absurd, awful ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family, children, divorce, adoption, mischievous children, stereotypes, young heroes, justice, rebelliousness, mentor, parent child relationship, parents and children ...
Place: usa, hawaii, cross country, new jersey, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   64%
    User:   64%
 
 5.2
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First Kid
Genre: Family, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Some say that to be the leader of a country is one of the loneliest jobs in the world. But being the child of a world leader can be doubly so. Constantly surrounded by security officers, restricted in movements and having almost every waking moment ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, touching ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: family, white house, secret service, friendship, president, mischievous children, internet, violence, special agents, chase, dog, kidnapping ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   63%
    User:   56%
 
 5.0
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Snow Day
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When a school in upstate New York is snowed in, a group of students hi-jack a plow to keep the school closed..
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, romantic, melancholic ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family, high school, chase, school, adventure, mischievous children, parents and children, children, siblings relations, teachers and students, forces of nature, bullying ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   61%
    User:   52%
 
Zeus and Roxanne
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, semi serious, humorous, touching, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: dog, family, romance, best friends, adventure, animals, mischievous children, goth, odd couple, single parent, children, dolphins ...
Place: bahamas
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   59%
    User:   47%
 
Dennis the Menace
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Mr. Wilson's ever-present annoyance comes in the form of one mischievous kid named Dennis. But he'll need Dennis's tricks to uncover a collection of gold coins that go missing when a shady drifter named Switchblade Sam comes to town.
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, realistic, funny ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: family, mischievous children, prank, suburbs, runaway, friendship, children, parents and children, violence, nothing goes right, kids and family, childhood ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s, future
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   59%
    User:   70%
 
 4.9
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Buddy
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An eccentric socialite raises a gorilla as her son.
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, touching ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: family, adventure, pets, friendship, animals, urban, teaching the ways of the world, estate, animal life, fish out of water, misfit, jungle ...
Time: 20s, 1930s, 1920s
Place: new york, usa, canada, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   59%
 
 3.9
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Mr. Magoo
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Mr. Magoo, a man with terrible eyesight, gets caught up in a museum robbery.
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, funny, idiotic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: family, chase, disability, nothing goes right, adventure, fish out of water, lame, adventurer, goofy hero, disney, catastrophe, treasure hunt ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   61%
 
 5.3
 56K
Richie Rich
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Billionaire heir Richie Rich has it all, including Reggie Jackson as a batting coach and Claudia Schiffer as a personal trainer -- but no playmates. What's more, scoundrel Laurence Van Dough is scheming to take over the family empire. Uh-oh! ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, feel good, exciting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: family, adventure, friendship, mischievous children, children, kids and family, childhood, young heroes, betrayal, cons and scams, when the parents are away, magnifying glass ...
Place: usa, mcdonald's restaurant
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   47%
 
Little Monsters
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, offbeat, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: family, monster, adventure, friendship, mischievous children, children, monsters, young heroes, curses spells and rituals, mentor, wish come true, fish out of water ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   55%
 
 5.4
 32K
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Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, feel good, exciting ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family, hollywood, vengeance, revenge, teacher, artists and showbiz, school, prank, rivalry, high school, liar, redemption ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   43%
 
Cheaper by the Dozen 2
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Steve Martin and Bonnie Hunt return as heads of the Baker family who, while on vacation, find themselves in competition with a rival family of eight children, headed by Eugene Levy,
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, touching, funny ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: family, holiday, children, mischievous children, kids and family, parents and children, parenthood, marriage, competition, siblings relations, natural disaster, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary
Place: wisconsin, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   46%
 
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Alexander's day begins with gum stuck in his hair, followed by more calamities. Though he finds little sympathy from his family and begins to wonder if bad things only happen to him, his mom, dad, brother, and sister all find themselves living ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, feel good, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family, young heroes, kids and family, disney, school, parents and children, children, happy ending, catastrophe, down on your luck, dysfunctional family, job interview ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   43%
 
 5.9
 5K
Lassie
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: sentimental, touching, semi serious, feel good, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family, dog, friendship, pets, adventure, children, kids and family, coming of age, animals, countryside, small town, youth ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   53%
 
Ernest Saves Christmas
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When Santa Claus decides to retire and pass on his magic bag of Christmas surprises to a new Saint Nick, he enlists the aid of a hilarious assortment of characters. A perky teen runaway and hapless taxi driver Ernest P. Worrell must convince a ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, offbeat, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: holiday, family, christmas, nothing goes right, magic, fish out of water, goofy hero, children, mad scientist, runaway, mischievous children, odd couple ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   36%
 
 6.0
 8K
Camp Nowhere
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
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Style: not serious, feel good, humorous, light, funny ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: camp, family, summer camp, teenage life, high school, youth, childhood, children, adventure, disorder, cons and scams, misfit ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   100%
 
 5.7
 6K
Andre
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The true story of how a marine seal named Andre befriended a little girl and her family, circa 1962.
Style: touching, sentimental, semi serious, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, chick flick
Plot: family, friendship, adventure, best friends, animals, mischievous children, children, young heroes, school, small town, rescue, getting home ...
Time: 90s, 1960s, year 1962
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   40%
 
Man of the House
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Ben Archer is not happy. His mother, Sandy, has just met a man, and it looks like things are pretty serious. Driven by a fear of abandonment, Ben tries anything and everything to ruin the "love bubble" which surrounds his mom. However, ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching ...
Audience: date night, family outing, kids
Plot: family, divorce, suburbs, mischievous children, chase, children, single parent, prank, indians, parents and children, disney, child as adult ...
Time: 90s
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System:   41%
    User:   38%
 
Herbie Goes Bananas
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The adorable little VW helps its owners break up a counterfeiting ring in Mexico.
Style: not serious, humorous, feel good, entertaining, clever ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family, adventure, buddies, kids and family, racing, chase, cars, disney, race, children, underdog, contests and competitions ...
Time: 80s
Place: brazil, latin america, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   35%
 
Larger Than Life
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: humorous, road movie, feel good, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, teens, kids
Plot: on the road, friendship, nothing goes right, fish out of water, disorder, friends, rescue, goofy hero, mentor, family, catastrophe, animal life ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   38%
 
 5.8
 18K
The Borrowers
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: humorous, not serious, offbeat, touching, clever ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family, adventure, friendship, lawyer, mischievous children, young heroes, rescue, kids and family, children, chase, dialogue, alternate reality ...
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   37%
 
Max Keeble's Big Move
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Max Keeble, the victim of his 7th grade class, plots revenge when he learns he's moving; it backfires when he doesn't move after all.
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, feel good, light ...
Audience: kids, teens, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: school, family, underdog, bullying, children, revenge, childhood, kids and family, vengeance, friendship, high school, parents and children ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   40%
 
 5.2
 9K
Flipper
Genre: Family, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: 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, ...
Style: exciting, serious, feel good, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: family, adventure, friendship, shark, animal life, island, coming of age, animals, youth, kids and family, friends, young heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   32%
 
Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Puppy mayhem turns the lives of newlywed Chihuahua parents Papi and Chloe upside down when their rambunctious, mischievous puppies present one challenge after another. But when their human owners end up in trouble, the tiny pups will stop at nothing ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, sexy, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, kids
Plot: family, dog, pets, disney, kids and family, talking animals, animal life, adventure, children, animals, disorder, mentor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: beverly hills, california, usa, peru
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   35%
 
Jingle All the Way
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Meet Howard Langston, a salesman for a mattress company is constantly busy at his job, and he also constantly disappoints his son, after he misses his son's karate exposition, his son tells Howard that he wants for Christmas is an action figure ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, satirical ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: christmas, family, holiday, chase, toys, superhero, shopping, fish out of water, kids and family, single father, race against time, suburbs ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   34%
 
Parental Guidance
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Artie and Diane agree to look after their three grandkids when their type-A helicopter parents need to leave town for work. Problems arise when the kids' 21st-century behavior collides with Artie and Diane's old-school methods.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, sentimental, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: family, children, eccentric family, parenthood, elderly, family relations, golden years, mischievous children, imaginary friend, kids and family, couple relations, punishment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, san francisco, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   38%
 
 4.9
 30K
102 Dalmatians
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Get ready for a howling good time as an all new assortment of irresistible animal heroes are unleashed in this great family tail! In an unlikely alliance, the outrageous Waddlesworth... a parrot who thinks he's a Rottweiler... teams up with ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, entertaining, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: dog, family, fashion, prison, mischievous children, adventure, animals, pets, children, disney, kids and family, daring rescue ...
Time: 2000s
Place: england, europe, london, big ben london, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   45%
 
Leave It to Beaver
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Cleavers are an all-American family living in Ohio - wise father Ward, loving mother June, teen-age son Wally and 8-year-old "Beaver" Theodore. Beaver hopes to get a bike as a gift from his father and to please him tries out for his school ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, satirical, romantic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: family, mischievous children, bullying, prank, teacher, school, football, friendship, high school, parents and children, chase, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 90s
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   44%
 
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