Movies like Mrs. Doubtfire

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Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)
 6.9
 210K
Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Loving but irresponsible dad Daniel Hillard, estranged from his exasperated spouse, is crushed by a court order allowing only weekly visits with his kids. When Daniel learns his ex needs a housekeeper, he gets the job -- disguised as an English nanny. Soon he becomes not only his children's best pal but the kind of parent he should have been from the start.
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, not serious, light, sentimental, realistic, witty, funny, suspense ...
Audience: family outing, date night, kids
Plot: nanny, family, cross dressing, hidden identity, divorce, family relations, custody battle, comedy of errors, parenthood, gender bending, actor playing female role, secret identity, kids and family, dishonesty, disorder, children, creativity, lifestyle, restaurant, birthday, physical appearance, party, actor's life, urban, divorced couple ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: san francisco, usa

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Most similar movies to Mrs. Doubtfire

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, feel good, touching and semi serious films with plots about family, disorder, culture clash, runaway, catastrophe, family relations and mentor mostly in Comedy, Family and Drama genres. Some movies like Mrs. Doubtfire: Tootsie (1982), RV (2006), Marley & Me (2008), 3 Men and a Baby (1987), Yours, Mine and Ours (1968). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.4
 86K
Tootsie (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: When struggling, out of work actor Michael Dorsey secretly adopts a female alter ego -- Dorothy Michaels -- in order to land a part in a daytime drama, he unwittingly becomes a feminist icon and ends up in a romantic pickle.
Style: witty, humorous, touching, clever, not serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: cross dressing, gender bending, actress, agent, love, actor's life, reputation, serenade, apology, actor, hidden identity, love triangle ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1982
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.5
 51K
RV (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Climbing aboard their mammoth recreational vehicle for a cross-country road trip to the Colorado Rockies, the McNeive family – led by dysfunctional patriarch, Bob – prepares for the adventure of a lifetime. But spending two weeks together in one ...
Style: feel good, humorous, road movie, funny, absurd ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: workaholic, family vacation, nothing goes right, camping, family relations, road trip, parents and children, family values, business trip, motor home, father son relationship, father daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colorado, usa, pasadena california, nevada, utah ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Remake of the popular Disney classic, this time featuring some well known voices as two dogs and a cat trek across America encountering all sorts of adventures in the quest to be reunited with their owners.
Style: touching, feel good, sweet, exciting, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, kids
Plot: dog, friendship, pets, fish out of water, cat, wilderness, survival, journey, adventure, getting home, family, human animal relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: cross country, nevada, usa, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 132K
Marley & Me (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A newly married couple who, in the process of starting a family, learn many of life's important lessons from their trouble-loving retriever, Marley. Packed with plenty of laughs to lighten the load, the film explores the highs and lows of ...
Style: sentimental, touching, sad, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: date night, family outing, chick flick, kids
Plot: dog, pets, family, family relations, chaos and mayhem, journalist, parenthood, marriage, couple relations, family life, death of dog, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, miami, usa, ireland, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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3 Men and a Baby (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Three bachelors find themselves forced to take care of a baby left by one of the guy's girlfriends.
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, funny, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, chick flick
Plot: family, fish out of water, babies and infants, fatherhood, abandoned baby, roommate, friendship, custody, parents and children, life turned upside down, farce, disorder ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Yours, Mine and Ours (1968)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: When a widower with 10 children marries a widow with 8, can the 20 of them ever come together as one big happy family?
Style: humorous, feel good, sentimental, touching, light ...
Audience: family outing, date night, kids
Plot: children, family, adoption, couple relations, single parent, siblings relations, fall in love, family life, love and romance, marriage, parenthood, childhood ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.8
 18K
Curly Sue (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Bill Dancer and his young companion Curly Sue are the classic homeless folks with hearts of gold. Their scams are aimed not at turning a profit, but at getting enough to eat. When they scam the rich and beautiful Grey Ellison into believing she ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, realistic, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, chick flick
Plot: orphan, family, rich and poor, daughter, cons and scams, friendship, lawyer, little girl, urban, school, hugging, single father ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Secondhand Lions (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: "Secondhand Lions" follows the comedic adventures of an introverted boy left on the doorstep of a pair of reluctant, eccentric great-uncles, whose exotic remembrances stir the boy's spirit and re-ignite the men's lives.
Style: sentimental, feel good, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: fish out of water, veteran, money, adventure, greed, coming of age, family, suicidal, attic, adventurer, siblings relations, wilderness ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 1960s
Place: texas, usa, africa, middle east, dungeon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Nanny Express (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: With their mother dead, Emily and Ben torment their nannies to quit as fast as their father hires them. Till a nanny named Kate shows up and slowly wins Ben over. That's bad enough, but when her father and Kate start to fall in love, Emily sets ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, date night, girls' night
Plot: nanny, single parent, family, fall in love, parents and children, romance, family life, love and romance, youth, family relations, mischievous children, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.5
 103K
The Parent Trap (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Hallie Parker and Annie James are identical twins separated at a young age because of their parents' divorce. unknowingly to their parents, the girls are sent to the same summer camp where they meet, discover the truth about themselves, and ...
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, sentimental, twists and turns ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, chick flick
Plot: twins, summer camp, mischievous children, lookalikes, dishonesty, disorder, single parent, trap, butler, parents and children, dog, hopes ...
Time: 90s, year 1998, 1990s
Place: england, california, maine, london, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: feel good, humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, family outing, kids
Plot: mischievous children, single parent, prank, parents and children, family problems, family relations, family, parenthood, suburbs, childhood, dysfunctional family, adventure ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 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, light, funny, melancholic, touching ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: adoption, family, orphan, mischievous children, siblings relations, disorder, children, nothing goes right, dog, family life, family relations, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Spy Next Door (2010)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Former CIA spy Bob Ho takes on his toughest assignment to date: looking after his girlfriend's three kids, who haven't exactly warmed to their mom's beau. And when one of the youngsters accidentally downloads a top-secret formula, ...
Style: humorous, feel good, exciting, entertaining, not serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: nanny, secret agents, martial arts, mischievous children, undercover, family, when the parents are away, spy, disorder, uninhibited rivalry, family relations, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Cheaper by the Dozen (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The Baker brood moves to Chicago after patriarch Tom gets a job coaching football at Northwestern University, forcing his writer wife, Mary, and the couple's 12 children to make a major adjustment. The transition works well until work demands ...
Style: humorous, feel good, funny, entertaining, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: family, parents and children, chaos and mayhem, siblings relations, nothing goes right, children, prank, husband wife relationship, aspiring actor, new job, chaos, suburbs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.4
 34K
Old Dogs (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Charlie and Dan have been best friends and business partners for thirty years; their Manhattan public relations firm is on the verge of a huge business deal with a Japanese company. With two weeks to sew up the contract, Dan gets a surprise: a woman ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, feel good, toilet humor ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: camp, best friend, family, comedy of errors, parents and children, nothing goes right, fish out of water, partners, family relations, disorder, friends, buddies ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.1
 185K
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, humorous, sweet, light, inspirational ...
Audience: family outing, chick flick
Plot: workplace, elderly, workplace situations, family, intern, mentor, fashion, unlikely friendships, life philosophy, destiny, stereotypes, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: feel good, semi serious, humorous, touching, melancholic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: nanny, spy, friendship, notebook, secret, binoculars, coming of age, adventure, elementary school, family, best friends, college ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Parental Guidance (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Artie and Diane agree to look after their three grandkids when their type-A helicopter parents need to leave town for work. Problems arise when the kids' 21st-century behavior collides with Artie and Diane's old-school methods.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, sentimental, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: family, punishment, chores, children, baseball, eccentric family, elderly, house, family relations, golden years, mischievous children, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, atlanta georgia, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 6.2
 51K
The Game Plan (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Bachelor football star Joe Kingman seems to have it all. He is wealthy and carefree, and his team is on the way to capturing a championship. Suddenly, he is tackled by some unexpected news: He has a young daughter, the result of a last fling with ...
Style: feel good, humorous, funny, entertaining, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, chick flick
Plot: father daughter relationship, family, sport, american football, athlete's life, football, parents and children, ambition, family relations, sport team, disorder, single father ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Family
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, not serious, realistic, feel good, touching ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family, siblings relations, job interview, young heroes, school, parents and children, one day, bad luck, down on your luck, nothing goes right, youth, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.6
 59K
Nanny McPhee (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Widower Cedric Brown hires Nanny McPhee to care for his seven rambunctious children, who have chased away all previous nannies. Taunted by Simon and his siblings, Nanny McPhee uses mystical powers to instill discipline. And when the children's ...
Style: touching, humorous, offbeat, fairy tale, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: nanny, witch, family, mischievous children, parents and children, wizards and magicians, curses spells and rituals, danger, single father, children, bully, magic ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1800s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, teens, date night, kids
Plot: summer school, friends, camp, friendship, summer, club, coming of age, nanny, family, school, summer camp, young lovers ...
Time: 90s
Place: connecticut, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Parent Trap (1961)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Hayley Mills plays twins who, unknown to their divorced parents, meet at a summer camp. Products of single parent households, they switch places (surprise!) so as to meet the parent they never knew, and then contrive to reunite them.
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, chick flick
Plot: twins, family, summer camp, mischievous children, parents and children, youth, family relations, family life, single parent, siblings relations, prank, holiday ...
Time: year 1961
Place: california, massachusetts, london, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 7.0
 70K
The Birdcage (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A gay cabaret owner and his drag queen companion agree to put up a false straight front so that their son can introduce them to his fiancé's right-wing moralistic parents.
Style: clever, humorous, semi serious, witty, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: senator, gay, farce, cross dressing, politician, gay slur, comedy of errors, gays and lesbians, switching roles, lgbt, coming out, crossdressing ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
Place: florida, miami, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Nanny McPhee Returns (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Nanny McPhee appears at the door of a harried young mother, Mrs. Isabel Green, who is trying to run the family farm while her husband is away at war. But once she’s arrived, Nanny McPhee discovers that the children are fighting a war of their own ...
Style: captivating, semi serious, uplifting, touching, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: nanny, family, countryside, mischievous children, elephant, farm, children, save the day, parents and children, curses spells and rituals, family life, imaginary ...
Time: 20th century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.2
 13K
Marmaduke (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When Phil and Debbie Winslow relocate from their native Kansas to the sunny climes of Orange County, their big-hearted, havoc-wreaking Great Dane gets a taste of the dog's life, California-style.
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, entertaining, sentimental
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: pets, nothing goes right, friends, family, animal life, suburbs, family relations, disorder, fish out of water, family life, great dane, dog ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, preschoolers, pre-teens, teens
Plot: golden retriever, dog actor, family, clown, friendship, sport, dog, small town, athlete's life, young heroes, contests and competitions, mischievous children ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, washington state, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.6
 171K
You've Got Mail (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Book superstore magnate, Joe Fox and independent book shop owner, Kathleen Kelly fall in love in the anonymity of the Internet – both blissfully unaware that he's putting her out of business.
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: hidden identity, romance, fall in love, urban, city life, platonic, unlikely couple, dog, boyfriend, destiny, verbal byplay, looking for love ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.8
 606
Uncle Nino (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A distant, slightly dysfunctional family is brought closer together when the father's long-estranged Uncle Nino comes from Italy to Chicago for a surprise visit.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: parents and children, family gatherings, family life, family relations, family, teaching the ways of the world, culture clash, teenage life, optimism, fish out of water, society, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: feel good, semi serious, touching, humorous
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: family, museum, friendship, investigation, mischievous children, suburbs, young heroes, parents and children, siblings relations, teaching the ways of the world, eccentric family, imaginary kingdom ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%