Movies like Jack

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Jack (1996)
 5.8
 56K
Jack (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Jack Powell suffers from an affliction that makes him grow four times faster than normal, so the 10-year-old looks like a 40-year-old man. After years of being tutored at home, Jack convinces his overprotective parents to send him to public school. The children don't know what to make of Jack, but with the help of his fifth-grade teacher, he makes an effort to win them over.
Style: sentimental, touching, thought provoking, emotional, melancholic, feel good, humorous, semi serious, nostalgic, inspirational ...
Audience: family outing, date night, kids, girls' night, teens
Plot: child as adult, freak, fish out of water, school, coping, genetics, friendship, disease, childbirth, elementary school, graduation, childhood, parents and children, family drama, life philosophy, youth, misfit, overcoming, grownups, child birth, self esteem, goodhearted, jealous spouse, adulthood, torment ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california

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Most similar movies to Jack

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, feel good, touching and sentimental films with plots about mentor, runaway, dialogue, catastrophe, childhood, life philosophy and destiny mostly in Comedy, Drama and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Jack: Big (1988), Drop Dead Fred (1991), The Fisher King (1991), House of D (2004), Like Father Like Son (1987). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.3
 200K
Big (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young boy, Josh Baskin makes a wish at a carnival machine to be big. He wakes up the following morning to find that it has been granted and his body has grown older overnight. But he is still the same 13-year-old boy inside. Now he must learn how ...
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, captivating, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, date night, kids, girls' night, teens
Plot: child as adult, body swapping, wish fulfillment, toys, adolescence, fish out of water, toy maker, child's point of view, adulthood, disorder, longing, switching bodies ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, bronx new york city, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 27K
Drop Dead Fred (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: When Elizabeth returns to her mother's home after her marriage breaks up, she recreates her imaginary childhood friend, Fred, to escape from the trauma of losing her husband and her job. In between the chaos and mayhem that Fred creates, ...
Style: feel good, humorous, surreal, light, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: imaginary friend, family relations, mental illness, childhood memory, misfit, chaos and mayhem, parents and children, starting over, vengeance, disorder, family life, personal growth ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Fisher King (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Two troubled men face their terrible destinies and events of their past as they join together on a mission to find the Holy Grail and thus to save themselves.
Style: touching, disturbing, compassionate, inspirational, surreal ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: self discovery, holy grail, friendship, redemption, insanity, guilt, tragic event, transformation, yuppie, heroes, haunted by the past, depression ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 9K
House of D (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In the present, artist Tom Warshaw recalls his traumatic coming of age. As a 13-year-old growing up in New York City in 1973, Tom hangs out with Pappass, a mentally disabled man. With Tom's mother battling depression after the death of her ...
Style: sentimental, light, emotional, intense, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: friendship, self discovery, troublemaker, haunted by the past, parents and children, teenage life, coming of age, love and romance, mentally challenged, misfit, confession, basketball ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: new york, paris france, usa, france, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Like Father Like Son (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Dr. Jack Hammond has best chances to become medical superintendent in the clinic. So he's completely absorbed in his work and has no understanding for his teenage son Chris' problems with school. By accident one of them drinks a ...
Style: humorous, not serious, inspirational, sentimental, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: body swapping, high school, switching roles, child as adult, misfit, youth, disorder, fish out of water, parents and children, family life, teenage life, wish come true ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.9
 9K
Vice Versa (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A mysterious oriental skull transforms a father into his son, and vice versa.
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, melancholic, clever ...
Audience: date night, family outing, teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: switching roles, body swapping, school, workaholic, child as adult, family, fish out of water, wish come true, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, urban, youth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, chicago illinois, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.7
 6K
Angus (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Angus is a large, pathetic 14 year old whose thoughts are most often filled with the image of one Melissa Lefevre. Angus is shy and thinks that he has no chance of ever 'getting' her. Being especially uncool, he is incredibly surprised ...
Style: feel good, humorous, sentimental, light, touching ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids, girls' night
Plot: friendship, prank, school, public humiliation, teenage life, misfit, teenage love, love and romance, high school, nothing goes right, parents and children, coming of age ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: friendship, family relations, family, family life, follow your dream, journalism, youth, power relations, parents and children, children, mother daughter relationship, school ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1934
Place: ohio, usa, cincinnati ohio, chicago illinois, ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 6.1
 1K
Bruno (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The story of a unique young boy genius, Bruno, whose expression of his own individuality leads his family and community along an emotional journey.
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, friendship, youth, parents and children, family life, coming of age, family problems, prodigy, hopes, society, eccentric family, pursuit ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Indian Summer (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A group of childhood friends, now in their thirties, reunite at Camp Tamakwa. Only a few of the original campers show up, but they still have a good time reminiscing. The people share experiences and grow while at the camp. They are dismayed to ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, girls' night, teens
Plot: reunion, camp, friendship, couple relations, buddies, love and romance, childhood sweetheart, weekend, instructor, camping, reunited friends, group of friends ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: canada, ontario canada, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.0
 9K
Crooklyn (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: From Spike Lee comes this vibrant semi-autobiographical portrait of a school-teacher, her stubborn jazz-musician husband and their five kids living in '70s Brooklyn.
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, sentimental, melancholic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, parenthood, coming of age, family relations, parents and children, urban, single parent, family problems, teenage life, couple relations, school, black people ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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
Place: usa, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.8
 13K
With Honors (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Convinced he'll graduate with honors because of his thesis paper, a stuffy Harvard student finds his paper being held hostage by a homeless man, who might be the guy to school the young man in life.
Style: touching, feel good, sentimental, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, college, law school, homeless, graduation, unlikely friendships, college student, self discovery, ambition, youth, human nature, father son relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, future
Place: usa, massachusetts, harvard university, boston, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.0
 19K
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: friendship, small town, americana, baseball, dog, 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, southern usa, oxford university
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Angriest Man in Brooklyn (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: After learning that a brain aneurysm will kill him in about 90 minutes, a perpetually unhappy man struggles to come to terms with his fate and make amends with everyone he has ever hurt.
Style: thought provoking, dark humor, tragicomedy, compassionate, sentimental ...
Plot: terminal illness, redemption, life is a bitch, parents and children, introspection, chases and races, hopes, depression, family, doctors, life philosophy, doctor patient relationship ...
Time: 2010s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Peggy Sue Got Married (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Peggy Sue faints at a Highschool reunion. When she wakes up she finds herself in her own past, just before she finished school.
Style: sentimental, feel good, semi serious, light, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: destiny, high school, time travel, americana, high school reunion, coming-of-age, hopes, youth, romance, one more chance, unfulfillment, love and romance ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, 50s, 1950s ...
Place: california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Maid to Order (1987)
Genre: Fantasy, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Spoiled Jessie Montgomery, whose wild behavior and spending excesses cause her well-meaning but exasperated millionaire father Charles to wish he never had her, is visited by fairy godmother Stella. In an effort to save Jessie, Stella casts a spell ...
Style: humorous, feel good, sentimental, semi serious, sweet ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: maid, friendship, parents and children, switching roles, fish out of water, self discovery, cinderella story, fairy godmother, wish come true, romance, love and romance, downfall ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.3
 5K
Dad (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A busy executive (Ted Danson) learns during a meeting that his mother may be dying and rushes home to her side. He ends up being his father's caretaker and becomes closer to him (Jack Lemmon) than ever before. Estranged from his own son (Ethan ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: father son relationship, aging, parents and children, hopes, family life, hospital, terminal illness, family drama, heart attack, doctors, family bonds, redemption ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, new jersey, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Bustin' Loose (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After ex-con Joe Braxton violates his probation he is given a second chance, all he has to do is drive a group of special kids across the country. What could possibly go wrong?
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, witty, offbeat ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: bus, friendship, teacher, school, on the road, fish out of water, cons and scams, mentally unstable, misfit, youth, starting over, friends ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.3
 12K
The Mighty (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This tells the story of a strong friendship between a young boy with Morquio's syndrome and an older boy who is always bullied because of his size. Adapted from the novel, Freak the Mighty, the film explores a building of trust and friendship. ...
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: kids, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: coming of age, misfit, friendship, social misfits, disability, heroes, society, best friends, youth, orphan, freak, loneliness ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, ohio, cincinnati ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.8
 27K
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, sentimental, feel good, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens, chick flick
Plot: coming of age, female friendship, friendship, teenage life, adolescence vs adulthood, adulthood, best friends, small town, seance, reunion, photocopier, truth or dare ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 90s, year 1991, year 1995 ...
Place: indiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 ⇓
31%
Heart and Souls (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A businessman is reunited with the four lost souls who were his guardian angels during childhood, all with a particular purpose to joining the afterlife.
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: afterlife, ghost, supernatural, redemption, angel, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, friendship, love, reincarnation, fear of commitment, happy ending, life philosophy ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1960s, 1990s, year 1959 ...
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 7.1
 222K
The Intern (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: 70-year-old widower Ben Whittaker has discovered that retirement isn't all it's cracked up to be. Seizing an opportunity to get back in the game, he becomes a senior intern at an online fashion site, founded and run by Jules Ostin.
Style: feel good, inspirational, sweet, light, touching ...
Audience: family outing, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: workplace, mentor, workplace situations, unlikely friendships, office, friendship, life philosophy, fashion, elderly, computers and web, family, intern ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Way Way Back (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Over the course of his summer break, a teenager comes into his own thanks in part to the friendship he strikes up with one of the park's managers.
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, sweet, emotional ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: friendship, teenagers, loneliness, vacation, teenager, shyness, summer, teenage love, family problems, youth, teenage life, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
World's Greatest Dad (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In the wake of a freak accident, Lance suffers the worst tragedy and the greatest opportunity of his life. He is suddenly faced with the possibility of fame, fortune and popularity, if he can only live with the knowledge of how he got there.
Style: clever, melancholic, philosophical, dark humor, depressing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, teacher, loss of child, parents and children, moral dilemma, writers, grief, teenage boy, masturbation, fake suicide, loneliness, life & death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 4.3
 11K
Fat Albert (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An obese boy named Fat Albert and his friends Rudy, Mushmouth, Bill, Dumb Donald, Russell, and Weird Harold, pulls into trouble when they "fall" out of their TV world into the real world, where Fat Albert tries to help a young girl, Doris, ...
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, date night, pre-teens ...
Plot: friendship, mischievous children, fish out of water, family, fall in love, misfit, youth, buddies, disorder, teenage life, dream girl, high school ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.5
 10K
Terri (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Terri, a pajama-clad, disaffected high school student learns how to engage the world with the help of Mr. Fitzgerald, his assistant principal.
Style: melancholic, depressing, compassionate, clever, visually appealing ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: friendship, high school, teenage life, misfit, physical appearance, small town, overweight child, teachers and students, freak, social relations, mentor, unlikely friendships ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Dream a Little Dream (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Bobby Kellar has a crush on Lainie Diamond, girlfriend of school jerk Joel. Coleman is working on an experiment which will help him move into a place where Dreams are reality. When an accident occurs Coleman finds himself in Bobby's body and ...
Style: humorous, inspirational, touching, not serious, offbeat ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: body swapping, teenager, dream, fish out of water, romance, wish come true, self discovery, friendship, disorder, youth, misfit, school ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.6
 21K
Mr. Mom (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Jack and Caroline are a couple making a decent living When Jack suddenly loses his job. They agree that he should stay at home and look after the house while Caroline works. It's just that he's never done it before, and really doesn't ...
Style: humorous, realistic, captivating, sentimental, sincere ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, girls' night
Plot: family, switching roles, fish out of water, parents and children, family life, job, relationship vs career, misfit, unfulfillment, rise and fall, parenthood, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%