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Ernest Goes to Africa (1997)
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Ernest Goes to Africa (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The title says it all. There's a mix up involving stolen diamonds which Ernest has (naturally) made into a yo-yo and given to his would be girlfriend, Rene. But Rene wants a man of action, and doesn't think that Ernest fits the bill. After the bad guys come looking for the stolen diamonds and kidnap Rene, all of her fantasies come true as Ernest has to go to Africa to rescue her.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, idiotic, road movie, cult film, absurd, unusual plot structure, light, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: kidnapping, rescue, yo yo, family, crimes, heist, treasure hunt, friends, partners, family life, adventurer, danger, dishonesty, buddies, escapades, disorder, nothing goes right, mistaken identity, goofy hero, unlikely criminals, silly humor, male female relationship, diamond, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, fired from the job ...
Place: africa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, feel good, semi serious and light films with plots about disorder, family, farce, catastrophe, runaway, adventure and goofy hero mostly in Comedy, Family and Adventure genres. Some movies like Ernest Goes to Africa: Ernest in the Army (1998), Ernest Scared Stupid (1991), Ernest Rides Again (1993), Ernest Saves Christmas (1988), Slam Dunk Ernest (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Ernest Goes to Camp (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Ernest, a lovable loser who works as a summer camp handyman and dreams of becoming a guidance councilor, must find a way to inspire a group of juvenile delinquents while stopping a shady strip mining company from closing the camp as well.
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, twist ending, idiotic ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: farce, summer camp, camp, family, prison, buddies, gang, mischievous children, goofy hero, partners, juvenile delinquency, misfit ...
Time: 80s
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Ernest in the Army (1998)
Genre: Family, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Ernest P. Worrell is now in the military as a soldier. Once he begins, him and his team investigates a dictator who was responsible for the wars in the nearly village. Suddenly, Ernest finds a lost boy and has to keep him safe until his father ...
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, satirical, cult film ...
Plot: parody, family, golf, anti hero, boot camp, disorder, basic training, family life, military life, misfit, anti heroes, soldier ...
Time: 80s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Ernest Scared Stupid (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Well-intentioned, eternally bumbling Ernest P. Worrell accidentally releases an evil demon from its sacred tomb. As the demon flexes its power and goes on a ruinous rampage, good-guy Ernest tries to step in to save the town from mass destruction. ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, offbeat, idiotic ...
Audience: horror for children, kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: halloween, treehouse, troll, danger, evil, family, magic, mischievous children, rivalry, friends, disorder, fish out of water ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Ernest Rides Again (1993)
Genre: Family, Comedy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Buffoonish Ernest and his dimwitted pal Abner unearth a huge cannon reputed to contain the crown jewels of England.
Style: humorous, semi serious
Plot: gun, disorder, nothing goes right, escapades, family, on the run, rivalry, family life, down on your luck, college, farce
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Ernest Saves Christmas (1988)
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, light, melancholic ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, teens, family outing
Plot: christmas, holiday, family, family relations, save the day, prank, mischievous children, when the parents are away, fish out of water, misfit, goofy hero, nothing goes right ...
Time: 80s, year 1988
Place: orlando florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Amos and Theodore, the two bumbling outlaw wannabes from The Apple Dumpling Gang, are back and trying to make it on their own. This time, the crazy duo gets involved in an army supply theft case -- and, of course, gets in lots of comic trouble along ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: family, farce, gang, goofy hero, partners, orphan, rivalry, going straight, heroes, crimes, disorder, family life ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Ernest Goes to Jail (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Bumbling Ernest P. Worrell is assigned to jury duty, where a crooked lawyer notices a resemblance with crime boss Mr. Nash, and arranges a switch. Nash assumes Ernest's job as a bank employee, while Ernest undergoes Nash's sentence to the ...
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, melancholic, light ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: prison, electric chair, escapades, confined, crime gone awry, cons and scams, dishonesty, danger, misfit, criminal heroes, goofy hero, heist ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Slam Dunk Ernest (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Ernest P. Worrell becomes a basketball star after an angel bearing an uncanny resemblance to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar gives him a pair of magic sneakers.
Style: feel good, humorous, not serious
Audience: pre-teens, teens, family outing, date night
Plot: basketball, fish out of water, down on your luck, partners, nothing goes right, misfit, athlete and trainer, human spirit, against the odds, friends, power relations, sport team ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Meet the Deedles (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Two surfers end up as Yellowstone park rangers and have to stop a former ranger who is out for revenge.
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, entertaining, romantic ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: twins, adventure, summer camp, teenage life, wilderness, partners, friends, park, mistaken identity, stupidity, vengeance, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: wyoming, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Beverly Hillbillies (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Jed Clampett and kin move from Arkansas to Beverly Hills when he becomes a billionaire, after an oil strike. The country folk are very naive with regard to life in the big city, so when Jed starts a search for a new wife there are inevitably plenty ...
Style: humorous, feel good, light, satirical, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: hillbilly, fish out of water, culture clash, billionaire, social differences, cons and scams, goofy hero, odd couple, oil, family, father daughter relationship, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: beverly hills, arkansas, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Gods Must Be Crazy II (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: South Africa, Botswana, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Xixo is back again. This time, his children accidentally stow away on a fast-moving poachers' truck, unable to get off, and Xixo sets out to rescue them. Along the way, he encounters a couple of soldiers trying to capture each other and a pilot ...
Style: feel good, humorous, exciting, semi serious, entertaining ...
Audience: kids
Plot: farce, culture clash, adventure, adventurer, fish out of water, friendship, disorder, danger, goofy hero, nothing goes right, rescue, desert ...
Time: 80s
Place: africa, south africa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Ugly Dachshund (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The Garrisons (Dean Jones and Suzanne Pleshette) are the "proud parents" of three adorable dachshund pups -- and one overgrown Great Dane named Brutus, who nevertheless thinks of himself as a dainty dachsie. His identity crisis results in ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, entertaining, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: family, great dane, mistaken identity, family life, pets, disorder, mischievous children, danger, best friends, unlikely partners, young heroes, rescue ...
Time: 60s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Larger Than Life (1996)
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: feel good, light, funny, touching, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, rescue, on the road, nothing goes right, animal life, goofy hero, fish out of water, inheritance, hitchhiker, elephant, adventure, animals ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.4
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The Villain (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Handsome Stranger has agreed to escort Charming Jones to collect her inheritance from her father. But Avery Jones wants the money, and hires notorious outlaw Cactus Jack to ambush Charming. However, Cactus Jack is not very good at robbing people.
Style: humorous, feel good, funny, light, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, chase, cowboy, escapades, goofy hero, nothing goes right, disorder, glue, train, explosion, robbery, adventure ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Dog Gone (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A courageous boy battles a gang of bumbling thieves to rescue a dog carrying a fortune in stolen diamonds.
Style: humorous, feel good, entertaining, light, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: caper, dog, rescue, disorder, rivalry, escapades, crime gone awry, adventure, stash, heist, odd couple, nothing goes right ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Boatniks (1970)
Genre: Family, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Young and awkward, The Coast-Guard's ensign Thomas Garland suffers from the comparison with his late father, a war hero. Which does not prevent him from falling for pretty Kate Fairchild, a young woman who runs a sailing school. Of course the ...
Style: feel good, witty, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: boat, family, nothing goes right, goofy hero, rescue, danger, romance, crimes, criminal heroes, escapades, ocean or sea, disorder ...
Time: 60s
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Master of Disguise (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A sweet-natured Italian waiter named Pistachio Disguisey at his father Fabbrizio's restaurant, who happens to be a member of a family with supernatural skills of disguise. But moments later the patriarch of the Disguisey family is kidnapped ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, melancholic, idiotic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: adventure, kidnapping, family, heroic mission, supernatural, master villain, supernatural ability, danger, confined, rescue, disorder, farce ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Two-Bits & Pepper (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Comedy about idiotic (the two can't even add 1+1) kidnappers, both played for unknown reasons by Joe Piscopo, who capture two young girls and hold them for ransom. However, in "Home Alone" fashion, the two girls make fools of the two ...
Style: humorous, semi serious
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: rescue, kidnapping, friendship, horse, adventure, goofy hero, crimes, family, chases and races, pets, criminal heroes, heroes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Ernest Goes to School (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Jim Varney's recurring dim-bulb character Ernest P. Worrell returns in this film as a school bus driver seeking to obtain a high school diploma.
Style: humorous, semi serious
Plot: high school, school bus, bus driver, student life, college, college life, school, family life, disorder, catastrophe, youth, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective Jr. (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: "I will try to be normal" 12-year-old Ace Ventura Jr. promises. Thats cool, except whats normal for him is finding missing mutts, kidnapped kitties or gone gators and creating hilarious chaos every step of the way.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: escapades, adventure, rescue, obsessive quest, danger, disorder, uncover truth, family, pets, private detective, heroes, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Mr. Magoo (1997)
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, feel good, not serious, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids, pre-teens
Plot: chase, millionaire, mistaken identity, heist, family, race against time, adventurer, odd couple, goofy hero, disorder, vigilantism, treasure hunt ...
Time: 90s
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
No Deposit, No Return (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Two rich children devise a way to escape their grandfather and visit their mother. Unfortunately for two hapless safe crackers, they become part of the plan.
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: safecracker, family relations, chase, friendship, kidnapping, airport, family, youth, criminal heroes, buddies, crimes, partners ...
Time: 70s
Place: asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Getting Even with Dad (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Ray, an ex-con and widower, is planning a coin heist with two accomplices to help him to buy his own bakery. However, he doesn't expect his son Timmy, who was living with Ray's sister, to show up at the house right in the middle of ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, melancholic, satirical, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: heist, family, parents and children, going straight, single parent, dishonesty, crimes, crime gone awry, crime, family life, nothing goes right, disorder ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 9K
RocketMan (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Fred Z. Randall is geeky and obnoxious spacecraft designer, who gets the chance to make his dream come true and travel to Mars as a member of the first manned flight there.
Style: humorous, not serious, entertaining, inspirational, offbeat ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: astronaut, farce, mars, nasa, space travel, heroic mission, escapades, danger, race against time, space and aliens, goofy hero, misfit ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
George of the Jungle 2 (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 87 min.
Story: George and Ursula now have a son, George Junior, so Ursula's mother arrives to try and take them back to "civilization".
Style: not serious, humorous, feel good
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: jungle, imaginary kingdom, treasure hunt, fish out of water, gambling, friendship, disorder, nothing goes right, mischievous children, escapades, adventure, buddies ...
Time: contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Dr. Dolittle: Tail to the Chief (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Maya Dolittle (Kyla Pratt) is back in a heartwarming adventure of presidential proportions! Maya's dream of going to vet school is put on hold when she gets a call from the president of the United States. It seems the First Dog is out of ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, offbeat
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: veterinarian, animals, danger, escapades, pets, save the day, silly humor, animal life, disorder, imaginary, race against time, heroic mission ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
I Got the Hook Up (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Two broke buddies feel lucky when they come upon a truckload of cellular phones and begin selling them out of the back of their van. Trouble arises though, when the phones develop faults. The two friends then not only have to deal with unsatisfied ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: stoners, hip hop, gangsters, disorder, dishonesty, buddies, odd couple, crimes, cons and scams, heist, nothing goes right, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 90s
Place: south central los angeles, los angeles, new orleans, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Leave It to Beaver (1997)
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, melancholic, football movie ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: when the parents are away, family relations, family, family life, parents and children, prank, mischievous children, nothing goes right, child as adult, fish out of water, friendship, high school life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 50s, 1990s
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
George of the Jungle (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Baby George got into a plane crash in a jungle, stayed alive and was adopted by a wise ape. Ursula Stanhope, US noble woman is saved from death on safari by grown-up George, and he takes her to jungle to live with him. He slowly learns a rules of ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, suspense, clever ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, pre-teens
Plot: fish out of water, jungle, air disaster, rescue, gorilla, adventure, goofy hero, friendship, lion, family, elephant, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, africa, usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Beverly Hills Family Robinson (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Marsha Robinson, host of a TV cooking show, takes her family on a working vacation to a South Seas Island, but their yacht is hijacked by pirates, and then shipwrecked, and the Robinsons must survive Marsha's complaints while they build a ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, light
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, pirate, shipwreck, survival, escapades, family life, fish out of water, island, ship wreck, disorder, screwball, danger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%