Movies like Mrs. Doubtfire

If you like "Mrs. Doubtfire" you are looking for feel good, humorous and touching movies about / with family, cross dressing, kids and family, nanny, parenthood, actor playing female role and secret identity themes of Comedy, Drama and Family genre shot in USA.
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Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)
 6.9
 210K
Mrs. Doubtfire
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, light, sentimental, not serious, funny, realistic, witty, suspense ...
Audience: family outing, date night, kids
Plot: family, cross dressing, kids and family, nanny, parenthood, actor playing female role, secret identity, hidden identity, family relations, creativity, comedy of errors, children, divorce, single father, courtroom, actor's life, spelling bee, family bonds, dysfunctional family, urban, chase, gender bending, catastrophe, happy ending, childhood ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: san francisco, usa
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Marley & Me
Comedy, Drama, Family
USA
115 min.
 7.1
Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey
Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
USA
84 min.
 6.9
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Most similar movies to Mrs. Doubtfire

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, touching, feel good and realistic films with plots about mentor, chase, runaway, catastrophe, dialogue, destiny and family 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), Rent-a-Kid (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 7.4
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Tootsie
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, clever, humorous, not serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: cross dressing, romance, love, farce, actor's life, comedy of errors, friendship, actress, hidden identity, agent, drinking, urban ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1982
Place: new york, usa, california, manhattan new york city
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 5.5
 51K
RV
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: humorous, feel good, funny, road movie, absurd ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: road trip, workaholic, family vacation, adventure, family values, nothing goes right, motor home, business trip, family relations, kids and family, parents and children, camping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colorado, usa, hawaii, nevada, pasadena california ...
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System:   75%
    User:   100%
 
Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey
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, sweet, feel good, exciting, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: getting home, survival, friendship, adventure, dog, wilderness, pets, family, animals, talking animals, cat, fish out of water ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: nevada, usa, san francisco, cross country, california
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System:   65%
    User:   100%
 
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 7.1
 132K
Marley & Me
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, feel good, humorous, funny ...
Audience: date night, family outing, chick flick, kids
Plot: dog, family, family relations, parenthood, pets, marriage, chaos and mayhem, death of dog, divorce, pregnancy, love, journalist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, miami, ireland, usa, pennsylvania
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System:   64%
    User:   58%
 
3 Men and a Baby
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, funny, light, touching ...
Audience: family outing, kids, chick flick
Plot: family, babies and infants, parents and children, life turned upside down, stranded, farce, fatherhood, fish out of water, disorder, friendship, custody, buddies ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
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System:   62%
    User:   68%
 
 5.5
 2K
Rent-a-Kid
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: family, adoption, children, orphan, mischievous children, siblings relations, disorder, nothing goes right, dog, family life, parenthood, family relations ...
Time: 90s
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System:   57%
    User:   63%
 
 7.1
 123K
We Bought a Zoo
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Benjamin has lost his wife and, in a bid to start his life over, purchases a large house that has a zoo – welcome news for his daughter, but his son is not happy about it. The zoo is in need of renovation and Benjamin sets about the work with the ...
Style: sentimental, touching, sincere, uplifting, feel good ...
Audience: kids
Plot: father son relationship, starting over, single father, animals, family drama, happy ending, coping, responsibility, zoo, hopes, beautiful scenery, loss of spouse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   63%
 
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Author! Author!
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, touching, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: children, single father, divorce, mischievous children, family, writer's life, parents and children, foul language, mentor, showbiz, family drama, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, israel, manhattan new york city
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System:   52%
    User:   43%
 
 6.4
 179K
Big Daddy
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A lazy law school grad adopts a kid to impress his girlfriend, but everything doesn't go as planned and he becomes the unlikely foster father.
Style: humorous, funny, sentimental, light, touching ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: adoption, responsibility, parenthood, parents and children, single father, immaturity, mentor, friends, lifestyle change, character change, love and romance, child's point of view ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, mcdonald's restaurant, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   55%
 
The Santa Clause
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, touching, semi serious, feel good, sentimental ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, family, holiday, adventure, toys, magic, destiny, self discovery, children, father son relationship, childhood, fish out of water ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: chicago illinois
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System:   50%
    User:   59%
 
 5.4
 34K
Old Dogs
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, funny ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family, camp, parents and children, comedy of errors, golf, nothing goes right, superhero, fish out of water, partners, family relations, chase, mentor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   49%
 
 6.7
 53K
Stepmom
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Jackie is a divorced mother of two. Isabel is the career minded girlfriend of Jackie’s ex-husband Luke, forced into the role of unwelcome stepmother to their children. But when Jackie discovers she is ill, both women realise they must put aside ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, kids
Plot: terminal illness, divorce, cancer, friendship, children, family, urban, parents and children, family drama, women, catastrophe, custody ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   55%
 
Yours, Mine and Ours
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, sentimental, witty, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, family outing, kids
Plot: family, children, adoption, parenthood, single parent, kids and family, dysfunctional family, couple relations, marriage, single father, parents and children, siblings relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   56%
 
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Disney's Air Bud
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, inspirational, light, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens, teens
Plot: dog, friendship, family, golden retriever, basketball, kids and family, sport, animals, small town, young heroes, contests and competitions, happy ending ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new jersey, washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   42%
 
 7.5
 379K
Home Alone
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Eight-year-old Kevin McCallister makes the most of the situation after his family unwittingly leaves him behind when they go on Christmas vacation. But when a pair of bungling burglars set their sights on Kevin's house, the plucky kid stands ...
Style: humorous, light, funny, entertaining, not serious ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: christmas, home alone, family, kids and family, mischievous children, holiday, one man army, child in peril, precocious child, when the parents are away, home invasion, family bonds ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: usa, paris france, chicago illinois, illinois, america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   53%
 
 6.5
 18K
Mr. Mom
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, feel good, semi serious, realistic, funny ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: family, parenthood, rise and fall, switching roles, fish out of water, chase, couple relations, happy ending, children, childhood, runaway, parents and children ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   42%
 
The Angriest Man in Brooklyn
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: compassionate, thought provoking, sentimental, tragicomedy, dark humor ...
Plot: terminal illness, redemption, introspection, depression, doctor patient relationship, father-son relationship, family, life is a bitch, doctors, life philosophy, parents and children, family drama ...
Time: 2010s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   43%
 
Cheaper by the Dozen
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, children, parents and children, chaos and mayhem, prank, siblings relations, nothing goes right, husband wife relationship, parenthood, suburbs, eccentric family, kids and family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   54%
 
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 6.5
 103K
The Parent Trap
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: touching, semi serious, twists and turns, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, chick flick, kids
Plot: family, romance, divorce, comedy of errors, marriage, parents and children, dishonesty, disney, happy ending, single father, children, camp ...
Time: 90s, year 1998, 1990s
Place: california, england, london, maine, europe ...
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System:   47%
    User:   51%
 
Secondhand Lions
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, humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: adventure, coming of age, family, greed, storytelling, courage, adventurer, childhood, mentor, siblings relations, wilderness, children ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 1910s
Place: texas, africa, usa, middle east, france ...
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System:   46%
    User:   100%
 
 5.8
 18K
Curly Sue
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, sweet, touching, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, chick flick
Plot: family, orphan, daughter, single father, lawyer, little girl, cons and scams, destiny, friendship, homeless, school, love story ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: usa, california, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   55%
 
Parental Guidance
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, children, eccentric family, parenthood, elderly, family relations, golden years, mischievous children, imaginary friend, kids and family, couple relations, punishment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, san francisco, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   54%
 
Murphy's Romance
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: sentimental, humorous, touching, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: romance, small town, divorce, friendship, love, unlikely couple, love story, couple relations, destiny, fall in love, mentor, relationships ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: arizona, usa, texas
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System:   46%
    User:   48%
 
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Man of the House
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, semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching ...
Audience: date night, family outing, kids
Plot: family, divorce, suburbs, mischievous children, chase, children, single parent, prank, indians, parents and children, disney, child as adult ...
Time: 90s
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System:   46%
    User:   45%
 
Father of the Bride
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: sentimental, touching, humorous, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: wedding, father daughter relationship, comedy of errors, marriage, couple relations, family, parenthood, parents and children, romance, family drama, happy ending, chase ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   50%
 
 6.8
 105K
Babe
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Babe is a little pig who doesn't quite know his place in the world. With a bunch of odd friends, like Ferdinand the duck who thinks he is a rooster and Fly the dog he calls mom, Babe realizes that he has the makings to become the greatest sheep ...
Style: clever, touching, sentimental, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: family, dog, friendship, farm, runaway, best friends, talking animals, cat, animals, children, underdog, adoption ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: australia
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System:   46%
    User:   38%
 
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
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, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family, young heroes, kids and family, disney, school, parents and children, children, happy ending, catastrophe, down on your luck, dysfunctional family, job interview ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   38%
 
 6.4
 2K
Shiloh
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An abused beagle runs away from his owner. On the road, he meets young Marty Preston and follows him home. The boy immediately forms a bond with the dog and names him Shiloh. His stern father won't let him keep the dog because it belongs to ...
Style: touching, semi serious, feel good, sweet, romantic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: dog, family, adoption, rescue, mischievous children, small town, animals, hunting, young heroes, children, kids and family, adventure ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   42%
 

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Soul Food
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Traditional Sunday dinners at Mama Joe's (Irma P. Hall) turn sour when sisters Teri (Vanessa L. Williams), Bird (Nia Long) and Maxine (Vivica A. Fox) start bringing their problems to the dinner table in this ensemble comedy. When tragedy ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: siblings relations, family, family drama, love and romance, dysfunctional family, sisters, couples, hip hop, solitude, family problems, greed, hospital ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: illinois, usa
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System:   45%
    User:   48%
 
The Courtship of Eddie's Father
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The film that started the classic TV series. Although he's only seven, Eddie's got it all figured out. He wants his father, a widower, to get remarried - to the girl next door. Unfortunately, she's not one of the women that his ...
Style: sentimental, touching, semi serious, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: romance, single father, parenthood, single parent, family, childhood, looking for love, friendship, police investigation, love affair, vengeance, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: tokyo
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System:   45%
    User:   39%
 
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