Movies like The Muppets Take Manhattan

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The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984)
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The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Musical, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When the Muppets graduate from Danhurst College, they take their song-filled senior revue to New York City, only to learn that it isn't easy to find a producer who's willing to back a show starring a frog and a pig. Of course, Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy won't take no for an answer, launching a search for someone to take them to Broadway.
Style: humorous, exciting, feel good, not serious, light, nostalgic, affectionate, weird, clever, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: puppet, wedding, friendship, theater, showbiz, pig, puppetry, family, friends, performer's life, love and romance, ambition, against the odds, artists and showbiz, urban, couples, chaos and mayhem, chaos, buddies, escapades, city life, disorder, underdog, graduation, goofy hero ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city, michigan, cleveland ohio, maine ...

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Most similar movies to The Muppets Take Manhattan

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, feel good, light and melancholic films with plots about family, friends, disorder, friendship, dialogue, destiny and mentor mostly in Comedy, Family and Adventure genres. Some movies like The Muppets Take Manhattan: The Great Muppet Caper (1981), The Muppet Show (1976), The Muppet Movie (1979), A Muppet Family Christmas (1987), The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Great Muppet Caper (1981)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family, Musical, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Kermit and Fozzie are newspaper reporters sent to London to interview Lady Holiday, a wealthy fashion designer whose priceless diamond necklace is stolen. Kermit meets and falls in love with her secretary, Miss Piggy. The jewel thieves strike again, ...
Style: humorous, not serious, exciting, feel good, stylized ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: heist, investigation, mistaken identity, frame up, puppet, puppets, family, crimes, journalism, partners, buddies, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: london, england, europe
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It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The owner of a bank (Miss Bitterman) wants to own the Muppet Theatre so she can build a nightclub over it. After she tricks Pepe into giving her the only copy of the contract between her father and the Muppets, she changes it so the Muppets have ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, witty, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: christmas, puppets, muppets, puppet, goofy hero, friendship, puppetry, theater, friends who live together, family, fish out of water, celebrity culture ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, tokyo
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100%
The Muppet Show (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Music
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The Muppet Show is a comedy-variety television series produced by puppeteer Jim Henson and featuring The Muppets. After two pilot episodes produced in 1974 and 1975 failed to get the attention of America's network heads, Lew Grade approached ...
Style: humorous, feel good, exciting, funny, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: puppet, puppets, bear, friends, fame, media satire, showbiz, performer's life, workplace, goofy hero, backstage, nothing goes right ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Muppet Movie (1979)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Musical
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Kermit the Frog is persuaded by agent Dom DeLuise to pursue a career in Hollywood. Along the way, Kermit picks up Fozzie Bear, Miss Piggy, Gonzo, and a motley crew of other Muppets with similar aspirations. Meanwhile, Kermit must elude the grasp of ...
Style: humorous, feel good, exciting, not serious, light ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: hollywood, gonzo, puppet, friendship, passenger, swamp, ambition, film within a film, on the road, fame, chaos, puppets ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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A Muppet Family Christmas (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 47 min.
Story: In this one-hour Christmas special, Fozzie Bear surprises his mother Emily on Christmas Eve by bringing the entire Muppet gang to her farm to celebrate the holidays. Doc and his dog Sprocket, who had planned a quiet Christmas, end up joining the ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious
Audience: preschoolers, family outing, kids
Plot: christmas, family life, disorder, puppets, friends, family relations, farm, show tunes, reunion, chaos and mayhem, countryside, puppet ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, sesame street
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A retelling of the classic Dickens tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, miser extraordinaire. He is held accountable for his dastardly ways during night-time visitations by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and future.
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, exciting, talky ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: christmas, holiday, ghost, redemption, childhood, change of heart, family, puppet, puppets, escapades, goofy hero, nothing goes right ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1840s, future, 18th century
Place: england, london, usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Follow That Bird (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Music
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Big Bird is sent to live far from Sesame Street by a pesky social worker. Unhappy, Big Bird runs away from his foster home, prompting the rest of the Sesame Street gang to go on a cross-country journey to find him.
Style: touching, semi serious, feel good, melancholic, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: adoption, social worker, friendship, family relations, road trip, on the road, restaurant, runaway, getting home, male protagonist, key, cell ...
Place: illinois, usa, turkey, sesame street
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Muppets from Space (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When Gonzo's breakfast cereal tells him that he's the descendant of aliens from another planet, his attempts at extraterrestrial communication get him kidnapped by a secret government agency, prompting the Muppets to spring into action. ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, exciting, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: adventure, friendship, mad scientist, puppet, puppets, ufo, family, heroic mission, benign alien, rescue, escapades, fish out of water ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: When Gonzo forgets to mail three letters to Santa, he convinces Kermit and the gang to help him deliver the notes to the North Pole. Along the way, they discover that Christmas is the time to be with those you care about most, as they dash home to ...
Style: exciting, feel good, humorous, not serious
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: christmas, santa claus, chaos and mayhem, best friends, disorder, race against time, buddies, family, show tunes, friendship, puppetry, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Muppet Treasure Island (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Musical, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After telling the story of Flint's last journey to young Jim Hawkins, Billy Bones has a heart attack and dies just as Jim and his friends are attacked by pirates. The gang escapes into the town where they hire out a boat and crew to find the ...
Style: humorous, exciting, feel good, not serious, surprise ending ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: puppet, treasure hunt, island, young heroes, treasure, pirate, adventure, puppets, family, show tunes, rivalry, youth ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Musical
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 48 min.
Story: A poor otter family risks everything for the chance to win the cash prize of a talent contest for Christmas.
Style: semi serious, touching, feel good, humorous, offbeat
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: family relations, puppet, misfit, adventure, love and romance, artists and showbiz, ambition, friends, gem, disorder, animal life, friendship ...
Time: 70s, year 1977
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Muppets Most Wanted (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family, Musical, Mystery
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: While on a grand world tour, The Muppets find themselves wrapped into an European jewel-heist caper headed by a Kermit the Frog look-alike and his dastardly sidekick.
Style: humorous, exciting, not serious, feel good, colourful ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: puppet, heist, adventure, family, muppets, friends, disorder, gem, performance, wanted, master criminal, mistaken identity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 18th century
Place: europe, london
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35%
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The Muppets (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Musical
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: When Kermit the Frog and the Muppets learn that their beloved theater is slated for demolition, a sympathetic human, Gary, and his puppet roommate, Walter, swoop in to help the gang put on a show and raise the $10 million they need to save the day.
Style: humorous, feel good, exciting, light, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: muppets, puppetry, hollywood, puppet, puppets, save the day, performance, friendship, ambition, escapades, artists and showbiz, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: los angeles, usa, france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Elmo loves his fuzzy, blue blanket, and would never let anything happen to it. However, a tug-of-war with his friend Zoe sends his blanket to a faraway land, and Elmo in hot pursuit. Facing life without his cherished blanket, Elmo musters all of his ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, sentimental, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: puppet, rescue, family, puppets, adventure, friendship, partners, heroic mission, fish out of water, imaginary kingdom, friends, disorder ...
Place: sesame street
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Funny Girl (1968)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 151 min.
Story: The life of comedienne Fannie Brice, from her early days in the Jewish slums of the Lower East Side, to the height of her career with the Ziegfeld Follies, including her marriage to and eventual divorce from her first husband, Nick Arnstein.
Style: humorous, touching, feel good, captivating, witty ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: showbiz, divorce, romance, ambition, desire for fame, performer's life, couples, seaport, marriage, love and romance, unsupportive spouse, rising to stardom ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1920s, 20s, 1930s ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, baltimore, chicago illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: feel good, humorous, sentimental, touching, intense ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: large family, playwright, single parent, love and romance, parents and children, starting over, family relations, children, actress, couples, love affair, showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Beverly Hills Chihuahua (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A pampered Beverly Hills chihuahua named Chloe who, while on vacation in Mexico with her owner Viv's niece, Rachel, gets lost and must rely on her friends to help her get back home before she is caught by a dognapper who wants to ransom her.
Style: humorous, not serious, light, melancholic, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers, teens
Plot: animal life, chihuahua, family, adventure, dog, rescue, friendship, pets, getting home, lifestyle, urban, on the road ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: beverly hills, mexico, usa, california, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Muppets' Wizard of Oz (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The Muppets' Wizard of Oz follows a young woman named Dorothy Gale who dreams of becoming a singer but is unable to pursue her dreams. After being swept up by a tornado with her pet prawn Toto, Dorothy embarks on a journey to meet the Wizard of ...
Style: not serious, humorous, feel good, exciting
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: witch, puppet, adventure, young heroes, friendship, wizard of oz, rescue, danger, escapades, scarecrow, puppetry, imaginary kingdom ...
Place: kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Punchline (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Lilah Krytsick is a mother and housewife who's always believed she could be a stand-up comedian. Steven Gold is an experienced stand-up seemingly on the cusp of success. When the two meet, they form an unlikely friendship, and Steven tries to ...
Style: talky, humorous, realistic, intense, clever ...
Plot: romance, showbiz, rise to the top, ambition, performer's life, couples, friendship, stand up comedian, family, creativity, redemption, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Dark Crystal (1982)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: On another planet in the distant past, a Gelfling embarks on a quest to find the missing shard of a magical crystal and restore order to his world, before the grotesque race of Skeksis find and use the crystal for evil.
Style: dark fantasy, serious, exciting, light, stylized ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: fantasy world, puppetry, good versus evil, race against time, adventure, mission, crystal, wizards, escapades, imaginary, puppet, imaginary kingdom ...
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29%
The Jim Henson Hour (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 48 min.
TV show
Story: The Jim Henson Hour is a short-lived television series that aired on NBC in 1989. It was developed as a showcase for The Jim Henson Company's various puppet creations, including the popular Muppet characters. Only nine of the twelve episodes ...
Style: exciting, feel good, humorous, semi serious
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: puppet, danger, escapades, heroes, buddies, workplace, family, ambition, legends and myths, friendship, showbiz, disorder ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Candleshoe (1977)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Candleshoe is a 1977 Walt Disney Productions live action movie based on the Michael Innes novel Christmas at Candleshoe and starring Jodie Foster, Helen Hayes in her last screen appearance, David Niven and Leo McKern.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, sweet, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, teens, girls' night
Plot: hidden treasure, orphan, adventure, treasure hunt, country estate, butler, family, friendship, parents and children, family life, fish out of water, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, los angeles, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Christmas Eve on Sesame Street (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Big Bird worries when Oscar tells him that if Santa Claus can't fit down the chimney on Christmas Eve, nobody would get presents.
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious, christmas special
Audience: family outing
Plot: puppet, skating, friends, social relations, disorder, nagging and grouching, family gatherings, fish out of water, riddles and clues, self discovery, wizards and magicians, puppets ...
Time: 70s
Place: sesame street
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Hello, Dolly! (1969)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Matchmaker, Dolly Levi takes a trip to Yonkers, New York to see the "well-known unmarried half-a-millionaire," Horace Vandergelder. While there, she convinces him, his two stock clerks and his niece and her beau to go to New York City.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, captivating, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: wedding, merchant, love and romance, opposites attract, romance, couples, promotion, couple relations, fall in love, looking for love, urban, city life ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, 1960s, 60s
Place: new york, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Muppets Tonight (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Music
Country: France, USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Muppets Tonight is a live-action/puppet television series created by Jim Henson Productions and featuring The Muppets. Much like the "MuppeTelevision" segment of The Jim Henson Hour, Muppets Tonight was a continuation of The Muppet Show, ...
Style: exciting, humorous, feel good, not serious
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: puppet, dancer, escapades, nothing goes right, media, buddies, ambition, workplace, performer's life, musician, star, disorder ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Buddy (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An eccentric socialite raises a gorilla as her son.
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens, girls' night
Plot: gorilla, friendship, family relations, socialite, zoo, family, adventure, chimpanzee, rescue, pets, fish out of water, family life ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 1930s, 80s
Place: usa, new york, chicago illinois, philadelphia, canada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
3 Men and a Baby (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Three bachelors find themselves forced to take care of a baby left by one of the guy's girlfriends.
Style: light, feel good, humorous, touching, funny ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, kids, teens, chick flick
Plot: babies and infants, family, custody, fish out of water, fatherhood, friendship, roommate, abandoned baby, parents and children, life turned upside down, farce, family problems ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: dog, cat, adventure, friendship, talking animals, pets, wilderness, fish out of water, journey, beautiful scenery, wounded animal, survival ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, nevada, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Bingo (1991)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Bingo, the runaway circus dog, is off the leash and saving Chuckie's life! Bingo and the boy become the best of friends in this canine comedy featuring doggy disguises and skateboarding, pinball and prison. Chuckie and his parents (Cindy ...
Style: touching, humorous, not serious, entertaining, feel good ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: dog, on the road, rescue, friendship, family, adventure, pets, escapades, dog movie, animal life, odd couple, misfit ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Babe: Pig in the City (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Babe, fresh from his victory in the sheepherding contest, returns to Farmer Hoggett's farm, but after Farmer Hoggett is injured and unable to work, Babe has to go to the big city to save the farm.
Style: stylized, surreal, humorous, touching, clever ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: animals, countryside, fish out of water, bankruptcy, piglet, dog, mouse, chimpanzee, farm, talking dog, family, pig ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: manhattan new york city, australia, sydney australia, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%