Movies like Mrs. Doubtfire

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Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)
 7.0
 217K
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: humorous, feel good, touching, light, sentimental, not serious, realistic, witty, funny, suspense ...
Audience: family outing, date night, kids
Plot: nanny, family, cross dressing, hidden identity, divorce, family relations, comedy of errors, custody battle, kids and family, parenthood, secret identity, actor playing female role, gender bending, children, creativity, restaurant, dishonesty, disorder, lifestyle, parent child relationship, social worker, fake identity, responsibility, mask, 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, entertaining and realistic films with plots about family, catastrophe, dialogue, culture clash, runaway, mentor and chase mostly in Comedy, Family and Drama genres. Some movies like Mrs. Doubtfire: Tootsie (1982), RV (2006), Old Dogs (2009), Marley & Me (2008), 3 Men and a Baby (1987). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.4
 88K
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: humorous, witty, touching, clever, not serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: cross dressing, actress, gender bending, agent, love, actor's life, reputation, apology, serenade, actor, love triangle, audition ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1982
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 5.5
 52K
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, kids
Plot: workaholic, family vacation, nothing goes right, camping, family relations, road trip, parents and children, family values, motor home, business trip, father daughter relationship, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colorado, usa, utah, nevada, pasadena california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, feel good, not serious, melancholic, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: camp, best friend, family, nothing goes right, parents and children, family relations, fish out of water, disorder, brother sister relationship, comic violence, father son relationship, competition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: vermont, new york
⇓ 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, cat, wilderness, fish out of water, journey, adventure, family, survival, getting home, human animal relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: cross country, nevada, usa, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 135K
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: touching, sentimental, sad, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: date night, family outing, chick flick, kids
Plot: dog, pets, family, family relations, chaos and mayhem, journalist, parenthood, marriage, death of dog, divorce, pregnancy, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, miami, usa, ireland, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 ⇓
48%
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 ⇓
46%
 5.8
 19K
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: sentimental, touching, humorous, sweet, realistic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, chick flick, teens
Plot: orphan, family, daughter, cons and scams, friendship, urban, rich and poor, little girl, society, school, hugging, single father ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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: money, veteran, adventure, greed, fish out of water, coming of age, family, suicidal, attic, adventurer, siblings relations, wilderness ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 1910s
Place: texas, usa, africa, france, middle east ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 107K
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, sweet, light ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, chick flick
Plot: twins, summer camp, mischievous children, lookalikes, dishonesty, disorder, trap, single parent, parents and children, family relations, comedy of errors, butler ...
Time: 90s, year 1998, 1990s
Place: california, england, maine, london, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 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 ⇓
43%
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, feel good, touching, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family, job interview, siblings relations, young heroes, parents and children, bad luck, school, one day, mischievous children, family relations, friends, birthday party ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: feel good, semi serious, 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%
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, new job, aspiring actor, chaos, suburbs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa, manhattan new york city, new york, san francisco
⇓ 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, family problems, family relations, suburbs, parenthood, opposites attract, custody, childhood ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.6
 59K
Beethoven (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The Newton family live in their comfortable home, but there seems to something missing. This "hole" is filled by a small puppy, who walks into their home and their lives. Beethoven, as he is named, grows into a giant of a dog... a St ...
Style: feel good, humorous, sweet, sincere, funny ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family, dog, puppy, pets, parents and children, nothing goes right, family life, animal rescue, rescue, saint bernard dog, suburbs, anti heroes ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Author! Author! (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A broadway playwright is burning the candle at both ends. He is dealing with pressure from a production nearing premiere, a wife who is leaving him, and 5 children 4 of which belong to her.
Style: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, touching, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: playwright, children, single parent, starting over, mischievous children, writer's life, marriage, parents and children, showbiz, artists and showbiz, hopes, family relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, israel
⇓ 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, intern, family, mentor, unlikely friendships, life philosophy, destiny, stereotypes, loneliness, prejudice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.0
 72K
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, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: senator, gay, farce, politician, coming out, gay slur, comedy of errors, gays and lesbians, switching roles, crossdressing, lgbt, parents and children ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
Place: florida, miami, usa, los angeles, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, binoculars, secret, coming of age, adventure, elementary school, family, college, best friends ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, sentimental, realistic, 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, 1950s
Place: usa, atlanta georgia, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Santa Clause (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Scott Calvin is an ordinary man, who accidentally causes Santa Claus to fall from his roof on Christmas Eve and is knocked unconscious. When he and his young son finish Santa's trip and deliveries, they go to the North Pole, where Scott learns ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: christmas, santa claus, christmas tree, holiday, family, adventure, self discovery, fish out of water, christmas party, deal, toys, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
College Road Trip (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: When an overachieving high school student decides to travel around the country to choose the perfect college, her overprotective cop father also decides to accompany her in order to keep her on the straight and narrow.
Style: humorous, not serious, sentimental, entertaining, light ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: road trip, on the road, family, parents and children, nothing goes right, father daughter relationship, family relations, youth, disorder, teenage life, coming of age, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, illinois, washington d.c., indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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, pre-teens, kids, 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 ⇓
38%
Murphy's Romance (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Emma is a divorced woman with a teen aged boy who moves into a small town and tries to make a go of a horse ranch. Murphy is the town druggist who steers business her way. Things are going along predictably until her ex husband shows up, needing a ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, feel good, touching ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: small town, horse ranch, single mother, romance, single parent, divorce, starting over, unlikely couple, couple relations, eligible bachelor, friendship, fall in love ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: arizona, usa, texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Father of the Bride (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: George Banks is an ordinary, middle-class man whose 21 year-old daughter Annie has decided to marry a man from an upper-class family, but George can't think of what life would be like without his daughter. He becomes slightly insane, but his ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, humorous, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: wedding, parents and children, comedy of errors, couple relations, family relations, father daughter relationship, wedding preparations and rituals, disorder, human nature, nothing goes right, plan gone awry, introspection ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 1950s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, humorous, realistic, touching ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, teens, date night, kids
Plot: summer school, friends, camp, friendship, club, summer, coming of age, nanny, family, school, summer camp, young lovers ...
Time: 90s
Place: connecticut, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.5
 40K
One Fine Day (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Melanie Parker, an architect and mother of Sammy, and Jack Taylor, a newspaper columnist and father of Maggie, are both divorced. They meet one morning when overwhelmed Jack is left unexpectedly with Maggie and forgets that Melanie was to take her ...
Style: humorous, feel good, light, entertaining, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, kids
Plot: single parent, opposites attract, screwball, romance, one day, looking for love, parents and children, urban, disorder, nothing goes right, fall in love, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.2
 53K
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, kids
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%
I'll Do Anything (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Matt Hobbs is a talented but unsuccessful actor. When estranged (and strange) ex-wife Beth dumps their daughter Jeannie on Matt, father and daughter have a lot of adjusting to do. His budding relationship with attractive production assistant Cathy ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, sentimental, realistic, witty ...
Plot: actor, unsuccessful, single parent, hollywood, parents and children, parent child relationship, artists and showbiz, youth, family relations, actor's life, young heroes, self discovery ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%