Movies like No Place Like Home 2002

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No Place Like Home (2002)
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No Place Like Home (2002)
Genre: Family
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Mel and Mac are looking for an asteroid to show as a science project. It's hard to do science when they are fighting all the time as (younger) brother and (older) sister. When they are walking through the woods, they see something, but it doesn't turn out to be a rock or meteor. Mel sees footprints and pretty soon, they are taken to a strange and socially awkward grown man. Mel and Mac must work together to do the difficult task of keeping Moses away from trouble, as they try and get Moses to where he came from - something that is more difficult than they thought as he turns out to be from far, far away.
Style: exciting, captivating, surprise ending
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: benign alien, alien encounter, space and aliens, family, family life, danger, escapades, disorder, meteorite, meteor, heroes, chases and races, imaginary, dog, alien, desert, spacecraft, restaurant, german shepherd, bicycle, rabbit, jeep, llama, jail, hamburger ...
Place: texas

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Most similar movies to No Place Like Home

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out semi serious, humorous, exciting and captivating films with plots about family, escapades, danger, adventure, heroes, youth and friends mostly in Family, Comedy and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like No Place Like Home: Castle Rock (2000), Walking Thunder (1995), Cybermutt (2003), Finding Rin Tin Tin (2007), Out of the Wilderness (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Castle Rock (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Left alone in the wilderness after her grandfather suffers a heart attack, a teenage girl is befriended by a mysterious drifter. Soon, she finds herself on the adventure of her life when her new acquaintance turns out to be a fugitive from justice ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting, captivating
Audience: family outing
Plot: wilderness, desert, adventure, survival, teenage life, rebelliousness, youth, danger, escapades, wanted man, wanted, family life ...
Time: 90s
Place: arizona, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Walking Thunder (1995)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the 1850's, a young boy and his family on their way West become stranded in the Rockies. With the help of a local mountain man, a Sioux medicine man, and a legendary bear knows as "Walking Thunder," the boy learns to become a man, ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: coming of age, family relations, old west, youth, family life, wilderness, parents and children, teenage life, forces of nature, danger, heroes, adventure ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 3.4
 181
Cybermutt (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, Germany, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When Rex, a good-natured Golden Retriever, is given bionic super powers by an eccentric scientist, he becomes the target of an evil genius determined to possess the new technology at any cost.
Style: semi serious, humorous
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family life, animal life, disorder, heroic mission, pets, escapades, rivalry, family, crimes, superhuman powers, danger, heroes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Finding Rin Tin Tin (2007)
Genre: Family
Country: Bulgaria, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The true story of the legendary German Shepherd who was found by American pilot Lee Duncun in France during World War I, and later became the most famous animal star in Hollywood history.
Style: realistic, semi serious, captivating, exciting, touching
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: dog, family relations, escapades, pets, rising to stardom, world war one, save the day, danger, battle zone, daring rescue, filmmaking, animal life ...
Time: 1910s
Place: france, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Out of the Wilderness (1998)
Genre: Family
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A raven becomes a family pet after it saves the life of a little girl. Later, the family repays the favor by saving the bird from their neighbors who demand its immediate destruction. Stars David Carradine, David Naughton
Style: touching, humorous, sincere, sentimental
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, escapades, family, danger, animal life, child, raven, wilderness, heroes, rivalry, child in peril
Place: alaska, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 5.5
 2K
Project: ALF (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi, Family
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Six years ago, the space alien, ALF, was on his way back to his new home...When the Alien Task Force finally caught him. Now, the story continues to where the series ended. ALF is now protected by the Alien Task Force, but the leader wants to ...
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: benign alien, space and aliens, chase, chases and races, family, misfit, adventure, on the run, rescue, alien encounter, puppet, outer space ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 5.8
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A Dog's Tale (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Anything is possible when the Professor tells Tim about a supernova that grants wishes. Unfortunately, when Tim's wish doesn't go as planned, he finds himself in a dog's body!
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, semi serious, exciting
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: adventure, mischievous children, wish come true, treasure hunt, escapades, heroes, youth, danger, family life, disorder, daring rescue, child as adult ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Mystery Monsters (1997)
Genre: Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Tommy has just joined the cast of the top-rated kids' show, "Captain Mike's Mystery Monsters," and is anxious to find out just how the special effects crew gets the monsters to work. Imagine his surprise when he discovers ...
Style: exciting, semi serious
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: danger, heroes, superhuman powers, save the day, imaginary, evil alien, adventure, profanity, puppet, escapades, family, space and aliens ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Aussie and Ted's Great Adventure (2009)
Genre: Family
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Aussie, a lovable Australian mutt, embarks on a mission to return his young owner's missing Teddy Bear.
Style: semi serious, sincere, humorous, captivating
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: dog, talking dog, teddy bear, friendship, adventure, rescue, heroes, getting home, mischievous children, danger, pets, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Barney's Animal ABCs (2008)
Genre: Family
Country: USA
Duration: 56 min.
Story: Barney and his friends are playing a game and finding an animal for each letter of the alphabet, and everyone is excited to give it a try.
Style: semi serious, humorous, educational, captivating, offbeat
Audience: kids, family outing, toddlers
Plot: friendship, youth, escapades, misfit, disorder, animal life, animal that acts human, friends, family, tyrannosaurus rex, song, kids and family
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Baby Geniuses and the Treasures of Egypt (2014)
Genre: Family
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: An adorable group of talking baby-detectives travel to the deserts of Egypt to track down the naughty baby-criminal mastermind, "Big Baby," and his partner, the super-villain "Moriarty."
Style: stylized, humorous, semi serious, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: babies and infants, master villain, rivalry, adoption, law enforcement, danger, family, escapades, heroes, chases and races, riddles and clues, baby ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The Mystical Adventures of Billy Owens (2008)
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: Canada
Duration: 80 min.
Story: When Billy turns 11 on November 11 he realises he is no ordinary boy.
Style: exciting, semi serious, suspenseful, captivating
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: legends and myths, danger, adventure, imaginary, good versus evil, youth, family, wizards and magicians, heroes, young heroes, birthday, friends ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Little Heroes (1991)
Genre: Family
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Tomboy and farmgirl Charlene "Charley" Wilson finds fun and adventure with her beloved dog Fuzz and tries to fit in to her small town, while her parents struggle with money and crop production worries.
Style: sincere, touching, realistic, semi serious, uplifting
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, countryside, family relations, animal life, misfit, heroes, society, buddies, youth, rescue, friends, child in peril ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Undercover Kids (2004)
Genre: Family
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Nicole and Nelson are twins with psychic powers. On the first day of school everyone is talking about the recent vandalism at school. Nicole and Nelson decide to go undercover to find the culprit. The twins get child genius George & his high ...
Style: semi serious, captivating, disturbing, humorous
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: twins, school, save the day, amateur detective, adventure, working undercover, heroes, good versus evil, danger, escapades, prodigy, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Dr. Dolittle: Tail to the Chief (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Maya Dolittle (Kyla Pratt) is back in a heartwarming adventure of presidential proportions! Maya's dream of going to vet school is put on hold when she gets a call from the president of the United States. It seems the First Dog is out of ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, offbeat
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: animals, animal life, heroic mission, escapades, pets, race against time, save the day, danger, imaginary, disorder, silly humor, catastrophe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Zenon: The Zequel (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, New Zealand
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Zenon Kar is 15 and lives on a space station which the military has taken over and is dismantling. She receives a mysterious signal and must convince everyone that it's from aliens who have come to help them.
Style: feel good, humorous, not serious
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: space station, benign alien, escapades, adventure, space and aliens, mischievous children, alien encounter, fish out of water, disorder, family, female protagonist, culture clash ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Super Buddies (2013)
Genre: Family
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: When the five puppies stumble upon the Five Power Rings of Inspiron (alien artifacts abandoned on Earth 16 years ago), they all develop super powers, and are enlisted in Captain Canine's battle against the evil Darkon alien Commander Drex. ...
Style: exciting, humorous, captivating, semi serious
Audience: preschoolers
Plot: talking dog, supernatural ability, save the world, adventure, good versus evil, friendship, superhero, golden retriever, danger, buddies, disney, superhero team ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Sam Steele and the Junior Detective Agency (2009)
Genre: Family
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: 13-year-old Sam Steele Jr. forms his own private detective agency to emulate his father, Des Moines detective Sam Steele, and helps track down a jewel thief.
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: save the day, young heroes, adventure, investigation, heroes, amateur detective, best friends, youth, danger, family, escapades, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Max 2: White House Hero (2017)
Genre: Family
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Max is assigned to the White House while Butch, the secret service dog, is on maternity leave. He meets TJ, a 12 year old boy, who is the President's son. Due to his father's high profile, he is trying hard to fit in and lead a normal ...
Style: feel good, captivating, twists and turns, touching, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: dog, police dog, dog movie, white house, usa president, friendship, danger, adventure, escapades, teenage life, rescue, pets ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Three Dogateers (2014)
Genre: Family
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When a couple of burglars make off with their family's presents and decorations, the Three Dogateers set off on a journey to sniff out the bad guys and save Christmas!
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, captivating, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: dog, save the day, escapades, pets, obsessive quest, santa claus, christmas movie, christmas, friendship, family, disorder, musketeer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Can of Worms (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A teen is visited by aliens after he broadcasts a message into space.
Style: offbeat, humorous, feel good, exciting, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: misfit, satellite, spacecraft, evil alien, cooking and food, space and aliens, family life, teenage life, space wars, family, getting home, pets ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Beethoven's 3rd (2000)
Genre: Family, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Everyone's favorite St. Bernard returns in this family film about man's best friend. Richard Newton, his wife Beth and kids Brennan and Sara shove off in their camper for a road trip. Along the way, they gain a new passenger: slobbery ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: family relations, pets, family life, escapades, family, reunion, parents and children, disorder, silly humor, nothing goes right, mischievous children, dog ...
Time: 90s, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Roxy Hunter and the Secret of the Shaman (2008)
Genre: Family, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Serenity Fall's favorite super sleuth is on the case again! The town is alarmed when a priceless crystal turns up missing. The only suspect seems to be a strange man living in the woods known as Shaman. It's up to Roxy Hunter (Aria ...
Style: captivating, entertaining, light, sincere, feel good ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: amateur detective, investigation, friendship, mischievous children, youth, danger, family, in the woods, shaman, girl, dog, adventure ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Where Is Winky's Horse? (2007)
Genre: Family
Country: Netherlands, Belgium
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In the sequel to "Winky's Horse", 8-year old Winky looks after the horse of St Nicholas. Then one day the horse runs away.
Style: feel good, captivating, light, entertaining, touching ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: horse, family life, friendship, escapades, track down, youth, hopes, disorder, family relations, school, sinterklaas, adventure ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.2
 85
Train Master (2008)
Genre: Family
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: 62 year old Jeremiah Wilson is truly the Train Master of Willamette Western Railroad. He lives, breaths, and eats railroad. When Brett Banner, 32 year old heir to New York Eastern talks his dad into purchasing Willamette Western, there is ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, captivating
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: runaway train, train, adventure, workplace, save the day, escapades, danger, youth, adolescence vs adulthood, workplace situations, chases and races, children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Earth to Echo (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After a construction project begins digging in their neighborhood, best friends Tuck, Munch and Alex inexplicably begin to receive strange, encoded messages on their cell phones. Convinced something bigger is going on, they go to their parents and ...
Style: exciting, stylized, sentimental, suspenseful, enigmatic ...
Audience: family outing, teens, pre-teens, kids
Plot: ufo, alien, friendship, adventure, buddies, investigation, benign alien, family, youth, young heroes, escapades, life turned upside down ...
Time: 2010s, 80s
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.8
 153
Rafiki (2009)
Genre: Family
Country: Norway
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Three friends - Julie, Mette and Naisha - are enjoying the first snow in the village. They have snowball fights with the boys and look forward to Christmas. One day Naisha suddenly disappears. With a secret address written in invisible ink as their ...
Style: captivating, feel good, light, entertaining, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: missing child, adventure, friends, escapades, mischievous children, riddles and clues, danger, christmas, friendship, child in peril, social relations, disorder ...
Time: 21st century
Place: norway, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Adventure of A.R.I.: My Robot Friend (2020)
Genre: Family
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A teenager summons the courage to help a friendly robot known as A.R.I. kidnapped by a ruthless lab director working for a powerful corporation seeking to turn him into a dangerous weapon in order to rule the world.
Style: exciting, stylized, feel good, semi serious, touching ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: children, childhood, a.i., robot, hi-tech, computer animation, chase, adventure, robotics, runaway, imaginary, compassion ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
Genre: Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After a gentle alien becomes stranded on Earth, the being is discovered and befriended by a young boy named Elliott. Bringing the extraterrestrial into his suburban California house, Elliott introduces E.T., as the alien is dubbed, to his brother ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, emotional, exciting, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: benign alien, alien, ufo, first contact, nasa, friendship, adventure, healing power, flying saucer, levitation, suburbs, alien contact ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Karla & Katrine (2009)
Genre: Family
Country: Denmark
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Karla invites Katrine to spend the holidays with her, hoping they might become best friends. As it turns out, nothing goes as planned. Karla meets Jonas and falls in love for the first time, and she nearly forgets all about Katrine. However, the two ...
Style: feel good, sincere, entertaining, captivating, touching ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, escapades, fighting crime, best friends, youth, love and romance, family life, countryside, friends, young at heart, young lovers, family ...
Time: contemporary
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%