Movies like The Kid

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The Kid (2000)
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The Kid (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Powerful businessman Russ Duritz is self-absorbed and immersed in his work. But by the magic of the moon, he meets Rusty, a chubby, charming 8-year-old version of himself who can't believe he could turn out so badly -- with no life and no dog. With Rusty's help, Russ is able to reconcile the person he used to dream of being with the man he's actually become.
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious, sweet, inspirational, entertaining, melancholic, exciting, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: time travel, redemption, father son estrangement, imaginary, unfulfillment, changing the past or future, family, cynic, indifference, youth, friends, hopes, introspection, estrangement, altering history, father son relationship, little boy, bullying, happy ending, childhood memory, supernatural, friendship, road not taken, teasing, picked on ...
Time: 60s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 2000s, year 1968, year 2000 ...
Place: los angeles, usa, california

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Most similar movies to The Kid

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, feel good and light films with plots about family, family relations, disorder, redemption, children, storytelling and catastrophe mostly in Family, Comedy and Fantasy genres. Some movies like The Kid: The Odd Life of Timothy Green (2012), The Santa Clause 2 (2002), The Ultimate Christmas Present (2000), Bogus (1996), Angels in the Outfield (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Odd Life of Timothy Green (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A childless couple bury a box in their backyard, containing all of their wishes for an infant. Soon, a child is born, though Timothy Green is not all that he appears.
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: wish come true, miraculous event, soccer, parents and children, child birth, family, couple relations, desire, family values, childbirth, family relations, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Santa Clause 2 (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Better watch out! The big guy in red is coming to town once again. This time, Scott Calvin -- also known as Santa Claus -- finds out there's an obscure clause in his contract requiring him to take on a wife. He has to leave the North Pole to ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers, kids, girls' night ...
Plot: santa claus, magic, christmas, holiday, prank, christmas party, toys, family, disorder, chaos, mistaken identity, christmas present ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
The Ultimate Christmas Present (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A girl steals a weather machine from Santa Claus, to make a snow day. The machine breaks, and causes an out of control snowstorm.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: santa claus, christmas, wish come true, mischievous children, best friends, family, youth, supernatural, hopes, disorder, holiday, imaginary ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 5.4
 6K
Bogus (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Recently orphaned, a young boy is taken in by his godmother who is shocked to realize that she can see the boy's imaginary friend: a flamboyant, French magician named Bogus.
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night, teens
Plot: imaginary friend, friendship, magic, orphan, circus, family, bittersweet, disorder, death in the family, fish out of water, social misfits, dealing with death ...
Place: new jersey, las vegas, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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Angels in the Outfield (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Roger is a foster child whose irresponsible father promises to get his act together when Roger's favourite baseball team, the California Angels, wins the pennant. The problem is that the Angels are in last place, so Roger prays for help to turn ...
Style: touching, humorous, feel good, inspirational, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: baseball, sport, parents and children, hopes, ambition, wish come true, rivalry, underdog, angel, sport team, coach, magic ...
Time: 18th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 4.4
 19K
The Shaggy Dog (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The tale of a workaholic dad-turned-dog who finds that being man's best friend shows him the most important job - being a great dad.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, light, touching ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night, teens ...
Plot: human becomes animal, dog, family, human becoming an animal, experiment gone awry, pets, transformation, parents and children, disorder, family life, genetic engineering, parent child relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
The Little Vampire (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany, Netherlands, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Based on the popular books, the story tells of Tony who wants a friend to add some adventure to his life. What he gets is Rudolph, a vampire kid with a good appetite. The two end up inseparable, but their fun is cut short when all the hopes of the ...
Style: feel good, humorous, entertaining, melancholic, offbeat ...
Audience: family outing, kids, horror for children, pre-teens, teens
Plot: vampire, friendship, imaginary, family, vampire hunter, siblings relations, small town life, child protagonist, boy, supernatural, adventure, heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Harry and the Hendersons (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Returning from a hunting trip in the forest, the Henderson family's car hits an animal in the road. At first they fear it was a man, but when they examine the "body" they find it's a "bigfoot". They think it's dead ...
Style: touching, humorous, feel good, melancholic, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: wildlife, sasquatch, fish out of water, family, adventure, friendship, parents and children, hunting, family relations, kindness, bad smell, hamburger ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, seattle, seattle washington, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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A Simple Wish (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Murray is a male fairy godmother, and he is trying to help 8-year-old Anabel to fulfil her "simple wish" - that her father Oliver, who is a cab driver, would win the leading role in a Broadway musical. Unfortunately, Murray's magic ...
Style: fairy tale, feel good, humorous, semi serious, funny ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: magic, fairy godmother, family, imaginary, rivalry, supernatural ability, down on your luck, wish come true, mischievous children, parents and children, father daughter relationship, heroes ...
Place: new york, nebraska, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Just Add Magic (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 27 min.
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Story: Kelly Quinn and her two BFF's, Darbie and Hannah, stumble upon her grandmother's mysterious cookbook in the attic and discover some far from ordinary recipes. When the Shut'em Up Shortcake silences Kelly's pesky little brother ...
Style: exciting, feel good, captivating, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: magic, youth, magic spell, friends, family, wizards and magicians, curses spells and rituals, supernatural, friendship, best friends, imaginary, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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 ⇓
68%
 5.6
 41K
Fred Claus (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Fred Claus and Santa Claus have been estranged brothers for many years. Now Fred must reconcile his differences with his brother whom he believes overshadows him. When an efficiency expert assesses the workings at the North Pole and threatens to ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, semi serious, light, melancholic ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: christmas, santa claus, family, holiday, family relations, north pole, snow, sibling relationship, imaginary, toys, disorder, redemption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 20th century, 1990s ...
Place: tower bridge london, chicago illinois, london, illinois, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Little Monsters (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young boy is scared of the monster under his bed. He asks his 6th grade brother to swap rooms for the night as a bet that the monster really exists. Soon the brother becomes friends with the monster and discovers a whole new world of fun and games ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, light, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, horror for children, pre-teens, family outing, teens
Plot: friendship, monster, young heroes, family, adventure, mischievous children, child as adult, fish out of water, supernatural ability, imaginary, best friends, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 5.3
 11K
First Kid (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Some say that to be the leader of a country is one of the loneliest jobs in the world. But being the child of a world leader can be doubly so. Constantly surrounded by security officers, restricted in movements and having almost every waking moment ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, touching, realistic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: white house, bodyguard, usa president, friendship, family, fish out of water, mischievous children, secret agent, secret agents, shopping mall, school dance, boxing ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
A Kid in King Arthur's Court (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, Hungary, UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A Southern California kid named Calvin Fuller is magically transported to the medieval kingdom of Camelot through a crack in the ground caused by an earthquake. Once there, he learns he was summoned by the wizard Merlin, who needs Calvin to save ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, touching, sweet ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, date night, pre-teens ...
Plot: time travel, king arthur, heroes, camelot, earthquake, family, adventure, medieval, cinderella story, friendship, curses spells and rituals, teenage life ...
Time: middle ages, future
Place: california, usa, los angeles, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Eve's Christmas (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A wealthy and successful career woman gets a second chance in life when a magical wish transports her back in time eight years to when she walked away from her fiance to lead a business life in New York.
Style: touching, humorous, feel good, semi serious, contemplative ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: wish come true, one more chance, road not taken, redemption, self discovery, family life, love and romance, couples, obnoxious boss, hopes, holiday, time travel ...
Time: year 1996
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 4.5
 14K
North (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Eleven-year-old North has had it with his parents. They are always busy with their careers and don't give North the attention he needs, so he files a lawsuit against them. The judge rules that North should either find new parents or return to ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, light, melancholic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: wish come true, child as adult, parent child relationship, child prodigy, family, child protagonist, young heroes, travel, mischievous children, rebelliousness, parents and children, self discovery ...
Place: usa, hawaii, africa, china, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Molly Mahoney is the awkward and insecure manager of Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium, the strangest, most fantastic, most wonderful toy store in the world. But when Mr. Magorium bequeaths the store to her, a dark and ominous change begins to ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, sweet, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: objects come to life, magic, miraculous event, accountant, friendship, family, mysterious character, prodigy, toys, save the day, goofy hero, boss and employee ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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The Last Day of Summer (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Luke Malloy is freaking out. He doesn't want tomorrow to come because tomorrow means starting Middle School...saying goodbye to summer break and hello to homework. And even worse, hello to getting picked on by Meat, the terrible torturer of new ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, light, entertaining
Audience: teens, kids, date night, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: summer, time loop, skateboarding, boy, introspection, friends, hopes, teenage life, youth, young heroes, disorder, fish out of water ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
A Carol Christmas (2003)
Genre: Family, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A Carol Christmas follows the basic plot of "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens, but the story has been modernized. The traditional "Scrooge" character is a talk show host named Carol.
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, light, sweet
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, disorder, family relations, road not taken, starting over, friends, hollywood, hopes, holiday, talk show host, female protagonist, christmas season ...
Time: 2000s
Place: beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
A Talking Cat!?! (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A mysterious talking cat uses its powers of communication to enrich the lives of two different families, and bring them together.
Style: humorous, light, feel good, captivating, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family relations, pets, parents and children, disorder, youth, single parent, talking cat, cat, supernatural, friends, family, redemption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Rookie of the Year (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: 12-year-old Henry Rowengartner, whose late father was a minor league baseball player, grew up dreaming of playing baseball, despite his physical shortcomings. After Henry's arm is broken while trying to catch a baseball at school, the tendon in ...
Style: humorous, feel good, exciting, inspirational, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: baseball, sport team, sport, contests and competitions, underdog, ambition, athlete's life, rivalry, athlete and trainer, hopes, follow your dream, major league ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.6
 10K
The Big Green (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In a depressed Texas town, British foreign exchange teacher Anna attempts to inject some life into her hopeless kids by introducing them to soccer. They're terrible at first, but Anna and her football-hero assistant whip them into shape. As ...
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, semi serious, inspirational ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: soccer, school, athlete and trainer, sport, underdog, family, teachers and students, high school life, small town life, against the odds, family life, friendship ...
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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A Halloween Puppy (2012)
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A boy accidentally turns his mom's boyfriend into a dog.
Style: feel good, humorous, light, captivating, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: halloween, human becoming an animal, human becomes animal, family, curses spells and rituals, youth, best friends, magic, dog, family relations, friendship, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.0
 321K
Jumanji (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When siblings Judy and Peter discover an enchanted board game that opens the door to a magical world, they unwittingly invite Alan -- an adult who's been trapped inside the game for 26 years -- into their living room. Alan's only hope for ...
Style: exciting, entertaining, humorous, offbeat, light ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens, horror for children
Plot: fantasy world, adventure, board game, jungle, childhood, mischievous children, getting home, young heroes, disappearance, animals, parallel world, magic ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 19th century, 60s, year 1995 ...
Place: usa, new hampshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
The Cat in the Hat (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Conrad and Sally Walden are home alone with their pet fish. It is raining outside, and there is nothing to do. Until The Cat in the Hat walks in the front door. He introduces them to their imagination, and at first it's all fun and games, until ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, entertaining, stylized ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: imaginary kingdom, family relations, talking cat, adventure, rescue, friendship, fish out of water, danger, goofy hero, disorder, youth, getting home ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 4.7
 44K
Dr. Dolittle 2 (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Dr. John Dolittle the beloved doctor is back, but this time around he plays cupid to bumbling circus bear Archie as he's so smitten by a Pacific Western bear female, Ava. Dr. Dolittle must help a group of forest creatures to save their forest. ...
Style: humorous, not serious, sweet, entertaining, sexy ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night, teens
Plot: veterinarian, couple relations, friends, family relations, power relations, silly humor, parents and children, teaching the ways of the world, friendship, goofy hero, father daughter relationship, bear ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, san francisco, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
The Devil and Max Devlin (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When Max dies in an accident, he goes straight to hell. But the devil Barney makes him an offer: if he manages to get three innocent youths to sell him their souls in the next two months, he may stay on earth. Max accepts, and returns to earth, ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, cult film, melancholic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: disney, redemption, bus, family, devil, destiny, hopes, supernatural, right hand man, wish come true, afterlife, happy ending ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Christmas Do-Over (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A ne'er do well father and ex-husband who always raced his way through the holidays is forced to relive Christmas Day time and again until he gets it right in this family oriented fantasy comedy starring Jay Mohr. It's Christmas time once ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, touching, offbeat
Audience: family outing
Plot: time travel, time loop, holiday, love and romance, family, hopes, couples, disorder, family relations, obnoxious boss, christmas, female director ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 3.6
 668
Elf-Man (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An Elf is left behind by Santa to help rescue the Harper family from a lousy Christmas. The Elf and the family get more than they bargained for, as the kids help the Elf discover his special powers and true identity as a budding superhero.
Style: humorous, feel good, captivating, light, exciting ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: christmas, save the day, supernatural ability, supernatural, imaginary, escapades, danger, family, miraculous event, wish come true, elf, magic ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%