Movies like From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler 1995

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From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler (1995)
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From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Two runaway kids hide in a museum. Once they are locked inside overnight, they try to solve a mystery about a statue supposedly carved by Michaelangelo, known as "The Angel". Will they solve the mystery in time?
Plot: runaway, museum, angel, secret, brother sister relationship, sculpture, hiding, art museum, statue, marbles, hidden

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, feel good, semi serious and touching films with plots about family relations, friendship, runaway, brother sister relationship, girl, boy and children mostly in Drama, Family and Comedy genres. Some movies like From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler: Runaway (1989), Clowning Around (1992), Little Miss Millions (1993), Lotta Leaves Home (1993), Mr. North (1988). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler (1973)
Genre: Family, Drama, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Precocious Claudia and her brother run away from home and hide in the Metropolitan Museum in New York.
Style: semi serious, touching, feel good, humorous
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family, investigation, friendship, suburbs, museum, teaching the ways of the world, danger, youth, heroes, mischievous children, young heroes, family life ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, usa
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Runaway (1989)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 58 min.
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Clowning Around (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: Australia
Duration: 183 min.
Story: No overview found.
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Place: australia, paris france
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Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Private detective Nick is hired to bring back Heather, who ran away from her stepmother to find her real mother.
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Lotta Leaves Home (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: Sweden
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A feisty five-year-old girl Lotta decides to move away from home. And no, she doesn't want to put on the stupid sweater.
Plot: female director, children, runaway
Place: eastern europe
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Mr. North (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
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Style: semi serious, humorous
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Style: sentimental, humorous, emotional, light, touching ...
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Genre: Drama, Mystery
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Duration: 100 min.
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The Family Fang (2015)
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Style: touching, feel good, sentimental, humorous, sincere ...
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