Movies like How the West Was Fun

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How the West Was Fun (1994)
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How the West Was Fun (1994)
Genre: Family, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Twins Suzy and Jessica visit granny Natty's dude ranch in the Wild West. The ranch has too few paying visitors and granny may have to sell the ranch to evil developer Bart unless "somebody" can help her. The twins also find the diary of their deceased mother.
Plot: horse, kidnapping, female protagonist, ranch, single father, horse riding, little girl, identical twins, loss of mother

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Most similar movies to How the West Was Fun

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out semi serious, realistic, humorous and feel good films with plots about family relations, horse, family, youth, female protagonist, teenage girl and siblings relations mostly in Family, Western and Comedy genres. Some movies like How the West Was Fun: Billboard Dad (1998), A Horse Tale (2015), Trigger (2006), Across the Great Divide (1976), Escape to Grizzly Mountain (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Billboard Dad (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: High above Hollywood Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen are playing Matchmakers! One's a surfer. The other's a high diver. When these two sisters team up to find a new love for their newly single Dad, it's a fun-loving, eye-catching ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, date night
Plot: twins, matchmaking, single father, youth, mischievous children, family, love and romance, mistaken identity, family life, eccentric family, family in crisis, fall in love ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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100%
Double, Double Toil and Trouble (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The Farmer family is in big debts; they might lose their house soon. The seven year old Farmer twins, Kelly and Lynn, decide not to let this happen. They discover that somebody really mean and shrewd is responsible for all the problems of their ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, offbeat
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: twins, rescue, halloween, mischievous children, imaginary, escapades, youth, rivalry, family, heroes, danger, family relations ...
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A Horse Tale (2015)
Genre: Family
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Uptight city accountant Michael Thompson is hired to help a family save their stable before the bank shuts them down. Michael reluctantly agrees, but as he searches for ways to save a family's legacy, he finds something he never expected.
Plot: single father, horse ranch, christmas, horse, debt
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54%
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Trigger (2006)
Genre: Family
Country: Norway
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A warm, dramatic story about eleven-year-old Alise's encounter with a wild horse on the run.
Plot: horse, human animal relationship, little girl, strong female lead, strong female character, courage, overcoming fear, personal growth
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Across the Great Divide (1976)
Genre: Family, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Two orphans set out to claim their inheritance - a 400 acre plot of land in Salem Oregon. To Do so they must cross the rugged snow covered Rocky Mountains in the year 1876.
Style: exciting, sentimental, humorous, atmospheric, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: rocky mountains, wilderness, orphan, on the run, gambler, mountain lion, wolf, heroes, coming of age, danger, family, dishonesty ...
Time: 70s, 19th century, 1870s
Place: usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Escape to Grizzly Mountain (2000)
Genre: Family, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Jimmy, a young boy trying to gain acceptance from his peers, is horrified when he sees a circus trainer abusing a bear cub. One of the circus employees tells Jimmy that there is a magic cave in the hills nearby that can transport people to another ...
Style: semi serious, touching, sentimental, feel good, surprise ending
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: circus, time travel, wilderness, grizzly bear, rescue, young heroes, heroes, adventure, survival, animal life, escapades, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 2000s, 21st century, 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Flicka 2 (2010)
Genre: Family
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Carrie is a big-city teenager whose life is turned upside down when she moves to a horse ranch in Wyoming to live with her father. But everything changes when Carrie meets Flicka, a wild, jet-black mustang who's just as free-spirited and ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious, feel good
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: girl horse relationship, wild horse, horse ranch, horse riding, horse, coming of age, teenager, ranch, animal life, family relations, farm, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: wyoming, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
To Grandmother's House We Go (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When the twins feel like their mom is tired of them, they take off on an exciting adventure to grandmother's house and encounter a pair of villains along the way.
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Audience: preschoolers, kids, family outing
Plot: twins, lottery, single parent, adventure, nothing goes right, youth, mischievous children, when the parents are away, siblings relations, down on your luck, family relations, disorder ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Wind Dancer (1993)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When a young girl is injured by a riding accident, she overcomes her injury with the help of her family and her beloved horse.
Plot: girl dog relationship, horse thief, paralysis, animal cruelty, commitment, mountain lion, rider horse relationship, therapy, loss of mother, cougar, therapist, child protagonist ...
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44%
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When in Rome (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Teenage sisters Charli and Lola are on the verge of an experience beyond their wildest dreams! Pack your bags and jet off to Rome as the girls start their summer internship working for the legendary Derek Hanson - the totally cool international ...
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious
Audience: girls' night, teens, family outing
Plot: twins, teenage love, fashion, adventure, teenager, society, youth, love and romance, family, romance, teenage life, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: rome italy, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Passport to Paris (1999)
Genre: Family, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Sent to Paris to visit their grandfather, the twins fall in love with France, not to mention two French boys.
Style: feel good, touching, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: twins, impossible love, youth, family relations, siblings relations, family, teenager, love and romance, teenage life, fall in love, mischievous children, tourist ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Getting There (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This film is about Mary-Kate and Ashley turning sixteen years old and going on a road trip without parents. They are headed to Utah for the Olympics and arrive late. There are also scenes in Las Vegas. The twins do not drive alone in this movie, ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, road movie, entertaining
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: twins, skiing, on the road, teenager, bus, teenage life, sport, love and romance, contests and competitions, road trip, nothing goes right, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: utah, usa, california, las vegas, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Against a Crooked Sky (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The eldest daughter of a pioneer family is kidnapped by a mysterious Indian tribe and the eldest son pursues. In order to win back his sister's freedom, he must sacrifice his own life by passing the test of "Crooked Sky" and shield ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
Plot: rescue, kidnapping, obsessive quest, rivalry, confined, heroes, track down, siblings relations, culture clash, old west, missing person, graphic violence ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Lightning, the White Stallion (1986)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When a stolen white stallion escapes his captors, young Stephanie Ward gives him a new home and a new name: Lightning. As she grooms the horse for show-jumping competition, the pair forms an unbreakable bond. But when Stephanie finds herself in need ...
Plot: horse riding, horse, boy girl relationship, equestrian, escapades, boy horse relationship, boy, teenage girl, stepfather stepdaughter relationship, rider horse relationship, husband wife relationship, girl horse relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Love's Long Journey (2005)
Genre: Drama, Family, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Missie's surprise pregnancy sets her on a new course that is both thrilling and terrifying. After all the planning and dreaming, she and her husband, Willie, have headed west in a covered wagon, leaving behind the prairie home of Missie's ...
Style: uplifting, emotional, touching, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: newlyweds, optimism, pregnancy, farm, starting over, settler, friendship, romance, adventure, family relations, couples, danger ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Cemetery Without Crosses (1969)
Genre: Western
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Maria seeks revenge on the killers of her husband. She enlists the help of her husband's best friend, Manual, a reluctant, but skilled, gunfighter.
Style: surprise ending
Plot: horse, kidnapping, murder, gunfight, shot to death, arson, sheriff, wound, gunshot, saloon girl, dinner, knocked unconscious ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Justin Morgan Had a Horse (1972)
Genre: Family, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: This is the story of the foundation sire of the Morgan Horse Breed.
Plot: horse race, horse, horse actor, stallion, rider horse relationship
Place: vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
New York Minute (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Top student Jane Ryan heads to Manhattan for a college-scholarship competition. Her rebellious twin Roxy Ryan goes along to crash a video shoot. But anything can happen - and does - in a romp involving a pursuing truant officer, a smuggler, ...
Style: not serious, witty, humorous, feel good, sweet ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen comedy, girls' night, pre-teens ...
Plot: twins, siblings relations, youth, nothing goes right, disorder, twin sister, friendship, teenage life, dream, romance, skipping school, music video ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, manhattan, new york city, oxford university ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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The Challenge (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The Challenge is an action adventure/adventure comedy. Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen play estranged twins with very opposite personalities. Lizzie is very focused and driven, while Shane is more relaxed, but concerned about the environment. Both girls ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, touching, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: twins, twin sister, adventure, island, competition, teenage life, ambition, youth, contests and competitions, rivalry, family life, when the parents are away ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Hot Spur (1968)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A deranged stablehand kidnaps the wife of a ranch owner to avenge the rape of his sister.
Plot: murder, revenge, ranch, kidnapping, stabbed in the back, orgy, lesbianism, female nudity, shot in the head, infertility, unfaithful wife, rape ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
And Then There Was Light (2017)
Genre: Family
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A young girl struggles after a traumatic horse riding accident causes her to lose her eyesight. CHARLES, the head trainer of Southeastern Guide Dogs, trains Apple, a miniature horse, to be her companion and surrogate eyes.
Plot: dog, braille, christmas, horse, blindness, blind man, seeing eye dog
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Peter Lundy and the Medicine Hat Stallion (1977)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A teenage boy gets a job as a Pony Express rider in the Nebraska Territory not long before the Civil War breaks out.
Plot: father son relationship, murder, 15 year old, death, mail, station, horse riding, child uses gun, boy horse relationship, stallion, teenage boy, native american ...
Time: 1860s, 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Love Takes Wing (2009)
Genre: Family, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Belinda Simpson is now a doctor in a small Missouri town where an unknown plague is spreading fear and resentment amoung the townspeople. One local resident thinks the illness was spread from the town orphanage and wants to see it shut down. Belinda ...
Style: uplifting, touching, sentimental, serious, emotional ...
Plot: love and romance, love affair, plague, old west, romance, small town life, fall in love, small town, friendship, child illness, doctors and patients, feminism ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Oliver's Ghost (2011)
Genre: Family
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Eleven-year-old Oliver has a unique ability to see "full-bodied apparitions," otherwise known as ghosts. When his family moves from the bustling city to an older home in the suburbs, only Oliver is able to see the spirit of Clive Rutledge ...
Style: captivating, semi serious, sincere, light
Plot: haunted house, school bully, ghost, boy, attic, new house, moving, family relations, unlikely friendships, suburbs, reading a letter, dysfunctional family ...
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30%
Our Lips Are Sealed (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Family
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Follow Mary-Kate and Ashely halfway around the world in this Aussie adventure jam packed with non-stop action, laughs, super spies and surfer guys. The extraordinary escapade begins when the girls eyewitness a crime and are forced to go undercover ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, entertaining
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: twins, twin sister, undercover, witness protection, teenage life, hidden identity, mischievous children, escapades, witnessing a crime, disorder, kids in trouble, family ...
Time: 90s, 2000s
Place: australia, sydney australia
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30%
Mustang Country (1976)
Genre: Drama, Family, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: A rancher and former rodeo star comes across a runaway boy while he is hunting a wild stallion.
Plot: boy, rodeo cowboy, animal attack, cowboy, horse, stallion, u.s. canadian border, runaway, wild horse, bear, cougar, native american ...
Time: 1920s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Holiday in the Sun (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Sisters Alex and Madison are whisked away to the Bahamas for winter break but soon find themselves crossing paths with a man smuggling stolen artifacts.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: twin sister, mischievous children, teenage life, youth, family, family relations, friends, school, when the parents are away, rivalry, smuggling, exotic island ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: bahamas, usa, hawaii, caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Winning London (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When Chloe and Riley Lawrence are invited to London to participate in the international Model U.N. competition, they enjoy seeing the sights and head over heals romance with cute british boys of course.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Audience: family outing, teens, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: twins, fall in love, teenage life, family life, fish out of water, family relations, love and romance, youth, lifestyle, competition, travel, un ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: london, europe, england, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Savage Sam (1963)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Travis, Arliss, and Lisbeth are captured by Apaches while Old Yeller's son, Sam, tracks their trail.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, semi serious, realistic
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: kidnapping, wilderness, danger, native american white relationships, family, pets, adventure, confined, daring rescue, escapades, rivalry, heroes ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: texas, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Indian Paint (1965)
Genre: Drama, Family, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Nishko is a chief's son in the Great Plains, before Europeans arrive. During his rite of passage, he's determined to tame a painted pony. He approaches manhood while his peaceful clan is set upon by a nearby tribe willing to break a ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, exciting
Audience: family outing
Plot: kidnapping, society, rivalry, adventure, contests and competitions, family, heroes, rescue, escapades, danger, looking for sex, old west ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%