Movies like Harriet the Spy

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Harriet the Spy (1996)
 5.9
 10K
Harriet the Spy (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When the secret notebook of a young girl who fancies herself a spy is found by her friends, her speculations make her very unpopular! Can she win her friends back?
Style: intense, entertaining, enigmatic, humorous, feel good, touching, semi serious, melancholic, cult film, surreal ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: espionage, notebook, nanny, spy, friendship, secret, adventure, best friends, friends, self discovery, disorder, teenage life, isolation, young heroes, bullying, teenage girl, curiosity, precocious child, suprisingly clever, elementary school, coming of age, investigation, female spy, white lie, binoculars ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york

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Most similar movies to Harriet the Spy

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, family, youth, friends, friendship, runaway and parents and children mostly in Family, Comedy and Drama genres. Some movies like Harriet the Spy: Andre (1994), Because of Winn-Dixie (2005), Monkey Trouble (1994), Max Keeble's Big Move (2001), The Baby-Sitters Club (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Kit Kittredge: An American Girl (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The Great Depression hits home for nine year old Kit Kittredge when her dad loses his business and leaves to find work. Oscar nominee Abigail Breslin stars as Kit, leading a splendid cast in the first ever "American Girl" theatrical movie. ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: friendship, family relations, family, family life, follow your dream, youth, journalism, power relations, parents and children, children, mother daughter relationship, school ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1934
Place: ohio, usa, chicago illinois, cincinnati ohio, ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.7
 7K
Andre (1994)
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, feel good, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night, teens ...
Plot: friendship, coming of age, rescue, family relations, small town, family, orphan, social relations, disorder, best friends, getting home, heroes ...
Time: 90s, 60s, 1960s, year 1962
Place: usa, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Because of Winn-Dixie (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A girl, abandoned by her mother when she was three, moves to a small town in Florida with her father. There, she adopts an orphaned dog she names Winn-Dixie. The bond between the girl and her special companion brings together the people in a small ...
Style: touching, feel good, sentimental, sweet, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: small town, dog, father daughter relationship, single father, mischievous children, friendship, loneliness, family relations, pets, adaptation, beautiful scenery, family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Monkey Trouble (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, 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, teens, girls' night
Plot: monkey, family, adventure, friendship, mischievous children, odd couple, child in peril, cons and scams, parents and children, teaching the ways of the world, heist, when the parents are away ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: california, alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Max Keeble's Big Move (2001)
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, feel good, semi serious, touching, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: school, underdog, mischievous children, friendship, family, parents and children, family relations, disorder, vengeance, teenage life, chaos and mayhem, father son relationship ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Baby-Sitters Club (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: It's the story about seven very different best friends, and one summer that will bring them together like never before.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, light, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night ...
Plot: friendship, summer school, nanny, camp, teenage life, parents and children, friends, nothing goes right, siblings relations, children, 13 year old, babysitting ...
Time: 90s
Place: connecticut, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
When Zachary Beaver Came to Town (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Zachary Beaver, a sideshow attraction also known as the world's fattest boy, arrives in the sleepy town of Granger, Texas.
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, sentimental, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, mischievous children, teenage life, self discovery, parents and children, family relations, starting over, best friends, young heroes, youth, family, child driving car ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
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, feel good, touching, entertaining, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens, girls' night
Plot: family, childhood, siblings relations, family relations, job interview, friends, mischievous children, young heroes, parents and children, bad luck, school, brother sister relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.4
 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, animal rescue, rescue, pets, family, friendship, hopes, adventure, family relations, disorder, small town life, heroes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.0
 972
Hounded (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A teenager ends up being hounded by a well-groomed and seemingly cute and tiny dog that actually turns out to be a nightmare of a beast.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, pre-teens
Plot: teenage boy, dog, mischievous children, teenage life, eccentric family, adventure, nothing goes right, young heroes, family life, disorder, rivalry, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.8
 4K
Candleshoe (1977)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Candleshoe is a 1977 Walt Disney Productions live action movie based on the Michael Innes novel Christmas at Candleshoe and starring Jodie Foster, Helen Hayes in her last screen appearance, David Niven and Leo McKern.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, sweet, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, teens, girls' night
Plot: hidden treasure, orphan, adventure, treasure hunt, country estate, butler, family, friendship, parents and children, family life, fish out of water, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, los angeles, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.1
 4K
Frenemies (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: What happens when three sets of BFF's become enemies?
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, sentimental, anthology
Audience: teen comedy, kids, pre-teens
Plot: teenage life, best friends, high school, friendship, friends, youth, rivalry, teenage girl, overnight success, ambition, teenager, boy dog relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.8
 28K
Now and Then (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Waxing nostalgic about the bittersweet passage from childhood to puberty in this tender coming-of-age tale, four childhood girlfriends -- Teeny, Chrissy, Samantha and Roberta -- recall the magical summer of 1970. During their walk down memory lane, ...
Style: humorous, feel good, emotional, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens, chick flick
Plot: coming of age, female friendship, adolescence vs adulthood, friendship, best friends, small town, teenage life, reunion, seance, adulthood, photocopier, friends ...
Time: 70s, 90s, 20th century, year 1991, year 1995 ...
Place: indiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.8
 1K
Blizzard (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A young girl's aunt tells her the tale of a young ice skater and an enchanted reindeer.
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, feel good
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: christmas, self discovery, young heroes, mischievous children, friendship, teaching the ways of the world, fish out of water, parents and children, family life, hopes, miraculous event, youth ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.9
 137K
Matilda (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An extraordinarily intelligent young girl from a cruel and uncaring family discovers she possesses telekinetic powers and is sent off to a school headed by a tyrannical principal.
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, fairy tale, offbeat ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night, teens
Plot: school, child abuse, telekinesis, eccentric family, young heroes, adventure, teachers and students, supernatural ability, parents and children, little girl, child prodigy, mischievous children ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Babysitters Beware (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Seven-year-old Danny Parker is a good kid who loves his parents. But they have to go out on business dinners all the time, leaving him stuck with a sitter. It's not so bad when it's his favorite babysitter, Janelle but he also gets stuck ...
Style: humorous, feel good, captivating, entertaining, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: nanny, family relations, when the parents are away, mischievous children, parents and children, disorder, little boy, save the day, rivalry, friendship, friends, young heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Trouble with Angels (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Coming of age story for two girls, Mary Clancy and Rachel Devery, who find themselves as students at the St. Francis Academy, a catholic boarding school for girls. The story spans three years and follows the girls and their many pranks including ...
Style: touching, humorous, feel good, not serious, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: coming of age, friendship, school, prank, nun, high school life, convent, family, high school, orphan, troublemaker, silly humor ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 70s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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, friendship, against the odds, young heroes, adventure, odd couple, youth, pets, rescue, mischievous children, disorder, adoption ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 3.8
 9K
Mr. Nanny (1993)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A former pro-wrestler is hired to be the bodyguard/nanny for a couple of bratty kids whose inventor father is being stalked by a rival.
Style: humorous, semi serious, funny, entertaining, melancholic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: nanny, family relations, family, wrestler, parents and children, family life, mischievous children, kidnapping, eccentric family, disorder, young heroes, danger ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.1
 12K
Snow Day (2000)
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: feel good, humorous, semi serious, melancholic, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, teens, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: adventure, mischievous children, weatherman, chase, high school, school, youth, teenage life, siblings relations, fish out of water, high school life, disorder ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.0
 705
Lloyd (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A boy learns that confidence and self-esteem are the greatest gifts.
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, kids
Plot: love and romance, misfit, friends, school, teachers and students, friendship, hopes, parents and children, fall in love, power relations, family relations, win over ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.9
 3K
Buddy (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An eccentric socialite raises a gorilla as her son.
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens, girls' night
Plot: gorilla, friendship, family relations, socialite, zoo, family, adventure, chimpanzee, rescue, pets, fish out of water, family life ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 1930s, 80s
Place: usa, new york, chicago illinois, philadelphia, canada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Life with Mikey (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Michael Chapman was once a child TV star. But when he grew up, he couldn't get work. So he and his brother, Ed start their own talent agency that specializes in child acts. They can't seem to find the next big thing and they have to deal ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, touching, funny ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: christmas, talent agent, precocious child, tv commercial, family, youth, single parent, artists and showbiz, actor's life, mischievous children, friendship, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s, future, 80s
Place: new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.9
 76K
My Girl (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Vada Sultenfuss is obsessed with death. Her mother is dead, and her father runs a funeral parlor. She is also in love with her English teacher, and joins a poetry class over the summer just to impress him. Thomas J., her best friend, is ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night, chick flick ...
Plot: father daughter relationship, coming of age, friendship, family relations, single parent, family, young heroes, parents and children, makeup artist, mortician, small town, starting over ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1972, 80s
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.3
 19K
My Girl 2 (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Vada Sultenfuss has a holiday coming up, and an assignment: to do and essay on someone she admires and has never met. She decides she wants to do an assignment on her mother, but quickly realises she knows very little about her. She manages to get ...
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids, girls' night, chick flick ...
Plot: coming of age, mortician, family relations, friendship, small town, self discovery, family, parents and children, death in the family, parent getting married, young heroes, youth ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1974
Place: los angeles, california, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.1
 667
Snowmen (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Three young friends find adventure and purpose in their attempts to set a Guinness World Record. Set in a wintry mountain town, the unpopular trio pursues fame through a series of schemes and stunts that eventually imperil their own lives. Along the ...
Style: touching, feel good, sentimental, uplifting, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, human spirit, terminal illness, elementary school, desire for fame, ambition, youth, family, against the odds, life is a bitch, social relations, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.0
 20K
My Dog Skip (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A shy boy is unable to make friends in Yazoo City, Mississippi in 1942, until his parents give him a terrier puppy for his ninth birthday. The dog, which he names Skip, becomes well known and loved throughout the community and enriches the life of ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, touching, uplifting, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: dog, friendship, small town, americana, baseball, family, child's point of view, lifestyle, youth, world war two, coming of age, dog movie ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river, oxford university, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Dennis the Menace (1993)
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: feel good, not serious, humorous, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids, preschoolers, teens ...
Plot: mischievous children, prank, family, when the parents are away, friendship, nothing goes right, children, neighbor, suburbs, criminal, slingshot, runaway ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s, future
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Dancer, Texas Pop. 81 (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Four guys, best friends, have grown up together in DANCER, TEXAS POP. 81, a tiny town in West Texas. Years ago, they made a solemn vow to leave town together as soon as they graduate. Now, it's that weekend and the time has come to "put up ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, realistic, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, friendship, coming of age, high school, small town life, teenage life, americana, family relations, graduation, social relations, friends, best friends ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: texas, california, new jersey, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%