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Heavy Weights (1995)
 6.7
 25K
Heavy Weights (1995)
Original name: Heavyweights
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Camp Hope is a summer retreat for overweight boys run by a kindly couple who make the campers feel comfortable with their extra pounds. But when tyrannical fitness guru Tony buys the camp, he puts the kids on a cruel regimen that goes too far. Sick of the endless weeks of "all work and no play," the kids stage a coup and reclaim their summer of fun.
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious, cult film, dark humor, neo screwball comedy, nostalgic, funny, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: summer camp, overweight, instructor, family, teenage life, youth, friends, family relations, physical appearance, mischievous children, buddies, guru, disorder, nothing goes right, rescue, child as adult, goofy hero, young heroes, uninhibited rivalry, righting the wronged, silly humor, fat boy, psychopath, obese, weight loss ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, feel good, semi serious and realistic films with plots about youth, family, friends, family relations, storytelling, children and catastrophe mostly in Comedy, Family and Drama genres. Some movies like Heavy Weights: A Pig's Tale (1994), Daddy Day Camp (2007), D2: The Mighty Ducks (1994), The Little Rascals (1994), Princess Protection Program (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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A Pig's Tale (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Kids' comedy with all the clichés. Six boys (hero, pudgy, dumb, romeo, etc), reluctantly sent to summer camp, are grouped together in a ramshackle hut, and instantly identified as losers and outcasts by the overconfident camp bullies, who ...
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious, toilet humor
Audience: family outing
Plot: summer camp, prank, rivalry, farce, crush, campfire, bully, summer, archery, water skiing, cliche, disorder ...
Time: 90s
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100%
 3.1
 16K
Daddy Day Camp (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Seeking to offer his son the satisfying summer camp experience that eluded him as a child, the operator of a neighborhood daycare center opens his own camp, only to face financial hardship and stiff competition from a rival camp.
Style: humorous, not serious, idiotic, absurd, melancholic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens, girls' night
Plot: summer camp, mischievous children, family relations, competition, colonel, family, farce, escapades, buddies, goofy hero, misfit, fish out of water ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
D2: The Mighty Ducks (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After Gordon Bombay's hockey comeback is cut short he is named coach of Team USA Hockey for the Junior Goodwill Games. Bombay reunites the Mighty Ducks and introduces a few new players, however, he finds himself distracted by his newfound fame ...
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious, inspirational ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: ice hockey, sport team, athlete and trainer, sport, underdog, family, competition, friendship, hockey, friends, power relations, partners ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, iceland, usa, europe, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Little Rascals (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Spanky, Alfalfa, Buckwheat, and the other characters made famous in the Our Gang shorts of the 1920s and 1930s are brought back to life in this nostalgic children's comedy. When Alfalfa starts to question his devotion to the club's ...
Style: feel good, not serious, light, sweet, sentimental ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, teens, girls' night
Plot: friendship, mischievous children, rivalry, parents and children, gang, misfit, dog, precocious child, bully, childhood, gangs, family ...
Time: 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Princess Protection Program (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When an evil dictator threatens to take over the kingdom, Princess Rosalinda gets put into the Princess Protection Program. She is taken under the wing of General Joe Mason, an agent from the agency, and his daughter, Carter, who works after school ...
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, semi serious, romantic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens, girls' night ...
Plot: princess, teenager, school dance, teenage life, school, youth, high school, friendship, royal family, family, best friends, teenage love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: louisiana, california, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 79K
The Sandlot (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Scotty Smalls moves to a new neighborhood with his mom and stepdad, and wants to learn to play baseball. The neighborhood baseball guru Rodriquez takes Smalls under his wing. They fall into adventures involving baseball, treehouse sleep-ins, the ...
Style: feel good, humorous, sentimental, semi serious, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens
Plot: baseball, friendship, dog, team, sport, baseball movie, childhood, coming of age, storytelling, family relations, baseball game, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1962, 80s ...
Place: utah, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Mighty Ducks (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: After reckless young lawyer Gordon Bombay gets arrested for drunk driving, he must coach a kids hockey team for his community service. Gordon has experience on the ice, but isn't eager to return to hockey, a point hit home by his tense dealings ...
Style: humorous, feel good, exciting, inspirational, light ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens, girls' night
Plot: hockey, sport team, athlete and trainer, self discovery, ice hockey, happy ending, sport, contests and competitions, against the odds, underdog, ambition, youth ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: minnesota, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Little Big League (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: When the owner of the Minnesota Twins passes away, he bequeaths the team to his preteen grandson. The newly minted head honcho quickly appoints himself manager, causing unrest in an organisation that struggles to take orders from a 12-year-old.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night
Plot: baseball, sport team, sport, family, ambition, young heroes, youth, contests and competitions, prodigy, lifestyle, athlete and trainer, friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: minnesota, usa, new york yankees, boston, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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School of Life (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: At Fallbrook Middle School, the annual student-elected Teacher of the Year award is held. And every year for the last 43 years Norman Warner or most fondly called Stormin' Norman Warner has won the award. Now that he has died, the burden of ...
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, semi serious, sincere ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: school, goofy hero, rivalry, small town life, teacher, friends, father son relationship, teachers and students, uninhibited rivalry, parents and children, high school life, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, family outing, date night, pre-teens, girls' night ...
Plot: friendship, summer school, nanny, camp, teenage life, parents and children, friends, nothing goes right, siblings relations, friendship between girls, children, 13 year old ...
Time: 90s
Place: connecticut, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
D3: The Mighty Ducks (1996)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The Ducks are offered scholarships at Eden Hall Academy but struggle with their new coach's methods and come under pressure from the board to retain their scholarships before their big game against the Varsity team.
Style: humorous, feel good, sincere, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: ice hockey, rivalry, sport team, sport, underdog, family, school, coming of age, social relations, academy, boarding school, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, minnesota, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.1
 9K
Camp Nowhere (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Morris "Mud" Himmel has a problem. His parents desperately want to send him away to summer camp. He hates going to summer camp, and would do anything to get out of it. Talking to his friends, he realizes that they are all facing the same ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, light, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: summer camp, parent child relationship, misfit, family, frame up, teenage life, friends, disorder, adventure, high school, father son relationship, conspiracy ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, parents and children, mischievous children, young heroes, bad luck, school, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Disney's Air Bud (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A young boy and a talented stray dog with an amazing basketball playing ability become instant friends. Rebounding from his father's accidental death, 12-year-old Josh Framm moves with his family to the small town of Fernfield, Washington. The ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, inspirational, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: golden retriever, dog, kids and family, dog actor, friendship, clown, small town, human spirit, contests and competitions, young heroes, pets, mischievous children ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: washington d.c., usa, washington state, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.1
 941
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, teens, kids, pre-teens
Plot: teenage boy, dog, mischievous children, teenage life, eccentric family, young heroes, adventure, nothing goes right, family life, youth, pets, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Sandlot 2 (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A decade has passed in the small town where the original Sandlot gang banded together during the summer of ’62 to play baseball and battle the Beast. Now comes the sequel, a campy romp back to the dugout where nine new kids descend on the diamond ...
Style: feel good, touching, semi serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids, pre-teens
Plot: sport team, friendship, vengeance, underdog, ambition, sport, friends, rivalry, buddies, teenage life, athlete and trainer, partners ...
Time: contemporary, year 1972
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Bad News Bears (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An aging, down-on-his-luck ex-minor leaguer coaches a team of misfits in an ultra-competitive California little league.
Style: humorous, feel good, exciting, touching, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: underdog, baseball, sport team, coach, sport, baseball movie, family, friendship, human spirit, contests and competitions, youth, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976, 80s, 1930s
Place: california, san francisco, usa, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 5.5
 2K
Rent-a-Kid (1995)
Genre: Drama, Family, Comedy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Harry Habert, owner of a rent office has an original idea: To rent babies from a nearby orphanage to the local families. He rents the Ward brothers to his first customers...
Style: humorous, touching, light, funny, melancholic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: adoption, orphan, siblings relations, children, mischievous children, dog, family, family relations, disorder, nothing goes right, farce, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: school, underdog, mischievous children, friendship, family, parents and children, disorder, family relations, vengeance, chaos and mayhem, teenage life, father son relationship ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Greg Heffley is headed for big things, but first he has to survive the scariest, most humiliating experience of any kid’s life – middle school! That won’t be easy, considering he’s surrounded by hairy-freckled morons, wedgie-loving bullies ...
Style: humorous, entertaining, light, funny, surreal ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens, girls' night
Plot: middle school, high school life, childhood, cheese, teenager, child protagonist, popularity, diary, brother brother relationship, coming of age, peer pressure, bully ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, guatemala
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, youth, starting over, best friends, family, young heroes, child driving car ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 ⇓
41%
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Air Bud: Golden Receiver (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Josh and Buddy move from basketball to American football in this first of several sequels to the original Air Bud.
Style: feel good, humorous, sentimental, sweet, inspirational ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, pre-teens, preschoolers ...
Plot: dog, family relations, sport team, sport, family, school, friends, animal life, teenage life, friendship, best friends, pets ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Rainbow Tribe (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: Czech Republic, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Morgan Roberts, a middle aged adult in crisis, reunites with his best friend when he returns to the summer camp of his youth. His troubles seem to magnify when he is joined by a rag-tag group of 10 year old campers. Through their struggles they ...
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: summer camp, puberty, life is a bitch, youth, friendship, terminal illness, friends, family, mischievous children, disorder, boy, camp counselor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Man of the House (1995)
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: touching, feel good, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, date night, kids, teens, girls' night
Plot: single parent, parents and children, family relations, family problems, mischievous children, family, opposites attract, dysfunctional family, male friendship, male bonding, child as adult, family life ...
Time: 90s, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, runaway, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s, future
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Merry Christmas, Drake & Josh (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: While trying to avoid an obsessed girl, rocker Drake Parker meets a young girl, who makes him promise to give her family the best Christmas ever. Later, at the Premiere's first ever Christmas party, a group of teens start to make trouble. ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good
Audience: teens, kids, family outing
Plot: comedy of errors, mischievous children, nothing goes right, lifestyle, youth, family, family relations, step siblings, teenage life, siblings relations, friends, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.4
 1K
Huge (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Huge is a short lived American drama series that aired on the ABC Family television network. The series is based on the young-adult novel of the same name by Sasha Paley. The hour-long drama series revolves around eight teens sent to a summer weight ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, feel good, touching, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: fat girl, overweight, summer camp, teenager, weight loss, self discovery, youth, friendship, physical appearance, teenage love, love and romance, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Air Bud: Seventh Inning Fetch (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Josh is off to his first year of college and buddy has stayed behind with joshs little sister andrea and the rest of the family. Adrea attempting to fit in with her jr. High classmates decides to join the baseball team and along the way discovers ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, light
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: golden retriever, dog, sport team, underdog, contests and competitions, rescue, family life, fish out of water, family relations, disorder, friendship, against the odds ...
Time: 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%