Movies like North

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North (1994)
 4.5
 14K
North (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Eleven-year-old North has had it with his parents. They are always busy with their careers and don't give North the attention he needs, so he files a lawsuit against them. The judge rules that North should either find new parents or return to his own parents within two months. Thus north starts off on an hilarious journey around the world to find the parents that really care about him.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, light, melancholic, stylized, absurd, awful, satirical, surreal ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: wish come true, child as adult, child prodigy, parent child relationship, family, child protagonist, young heroes, travel, parents and children, self discovery, mischievous children, rebelliousness, satire, family relations, rebellion, child's point of view, parallel universe, youth, family life, hopes, disorder, when the parents are away, cross country, little boy, children ...
Place: usa, hawaii, alaska, africa, new york, china, texas ...

Most similar movies to North

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out feel good, humorous, semi serious and melancholic films with plots about family, family relations, youth, disorder, mischievous children, children and childhood mostly in Family, Comedy and Fantasy genres. Some movies like North: Ramona and Beezus (2010), The Indian in the Cupboard (1995), Little Monsters (1989), Trading Mom (1994), Kids World (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Ramona and Beezus (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Ramona is a little girl with a very big imagination and a nose for mischief. Her playful antics keep everyone in her loving family on their toes, including her older sister Beezus, who's just trying to survive her first year of high school. ...
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: mischievous children, aunt niece relationship, family relations, family life, youth, disorder, siblings relations, parent child relationship, sibling relationship, father daughter relationship, money problems, family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Indian in the Cupboard (1995)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A nine-year-old boy gets a plastic Indian and a cupboard for his birthday and finds himself involved in adventure when the Indian comes to life and befriends him.
Style: touching, clever, light, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: toy comes to life, friendship, adventure, family, toys, escapades, supernatural ability, danger, parents and children, toy soldier, parallel world, family relations ...
Time: 18th century
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Little Monsters (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young boy is scared of the monster under his bed. He asks his 6th grade brother to swap rooms for the night as a bet that the monster really exists. Soon the brother becomes friends with the monster and discovers a whole new world of fun and games ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, light, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, horror for children, pre-teens, family outing, teens
Plot: friendship, monster, young heroes, family, adventure, mischievous children, child as adult, fish out of water, supernatural ability, imaginary, best friends, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 5.6
 2K
Trading Mom (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: The Martin kids learn of a magic spell that will take them to the 'mommy market' so they can get a more user friendly model. After giving a few other moms a try, they want their own back. But that is not so easy.
Style: feel good, humorous, offbeat, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: family relations, single parent, magic, teenage girl, family life, child as adult, siblings relations, nothing goes right, youth, coming of age, mischievous children, down on your luck ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
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, feel good, touching, entertaining, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens, girls' night
Plot: family, childhood, siblings relations, family relations, job interview, friends, mischievous children, young heroes, parents and children, bad luck, school, brother sister relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 5.4
 270
Kids World (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, New Zealand
Duration: 93 min.
Story: What would you wish for if you were eleven and could have anything in the world? Your parents don't understand you. Your teenage brother is constantly getting you in trouble...for things he did! You're in love with the twelve-year-old girl ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, suspense
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, teenage life, experiment gone awry, child as adult, adventure, mischievous children, young heroes, disorder, danger, rescue, best friends, youth ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
A Simple Wish (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Murray is a male fairy godmother, and he is trying to help 8-year-old Anabel to fulfil her "simple wish" - that her father Oliver, who is a cab driver, would win the leading role in a Broadway musical. Unfortunately, Murray's magic ...
Style: fairy tale, feel good, humorous, semi serious, funny ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: magic, fairy godmother, family, imaginary, rivalry, supernatural ability, down on your luck, wish come true, mischievous children, parents and children, father daughter relationship, heroes ...
Place: new york, nebraska, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.8
 4K
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 ⇓
51%
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The Adventures of Huck Finn (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Climb aboard for an extraordinary version of Mark Twain's sweeping adventure when Walt Disney presents The Adventures of Huck Finn, starring Elijah Wood (The Lord of the Rings). Directed by Stephen Sommers (The Mummy, The Mummy Returns), ...
Style: humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, interracial relations, americana, orphan, coming of age, on the run, faked death, reflection in water, bloodhound, lynch mob, nosebleed, wanted ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s, victorian era
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Cat in the Hat (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Conrad and Sally Walden are home alone with their pet fish. It is raining outside, and there is nothing to do. Until The Cat in the Hat walks in the front door. He introduces them to their imagination, and at first it's all fun and games, until ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, entertaining, stylized ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: imaginary kingdom, family relations, talking cat, adventure, rescue, friendship, fish out of water, danger, goofy hero, disorder, youth, getting home ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.3
 12K
Freaky Friday (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: School girl Annabel is hassled by her mother, and Mrs. Andrews is annoyed with her daughter, Annabel. They both think that the other has an easy life. On a normal Friday morning, both complain about each other and wish they could have the easy life ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, surprise ending, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens, girls' night
Plot: body swapping, child as adult, self discovery, wish come true, switching roles, hockey, family relations, ice hockey, disney, family, coming of age, misfit ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, turkey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.9
 129K
Stuart Little (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The adventures of a heroic and debonair stalwart mouse named Stuart Little with human qualities, who faces some comic misadventures while searching for his lost bird friend and living with a human family as their child.
Style: humorous, feel good, entertaining, light, touching ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers, teens ...
Plot: mouse, adoption, cat, adventure, kidnapping, anthropomorphic mouse, orphan, friendship, mischievous children, fish out of water, orphanage, chase ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
When Zachary Beaver Came to Town (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Zachary Beaver, a sideshow attraction also known as the world's fattest boy, arrives in the sleepy town of Granger, Texas.
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, sentimental, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, mischievous children, teenage life, self discovery, parents and children, family relations, starting over, best friends, young heroes, youth, family, child driving car ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.0
 580
Miracle (2000)
Genre: Family, Musical, Drama, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Denmark
Duration: 80 min.
Story: What do you do if you're twelve years old, your mum is a neurotic babbler, your best friend is hitting on the girl you love, and you're the only guy in your class who doesn't yet sport pubes ...? For Dennis P. there's only one ...
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, feel good, offbeat
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, youth, mischievous children, teenage life, wish come true, young heroes, best friends, hopes, family, parents and children, child as adult, magic ...
Place: denmark, copenhagen, copenhagen denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Leave It to Beaver (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Cleavers are an all-American family living in Ohio - wise father Ward, loving mother June, teen-age son Wally and 8-year-old "Beaver" Theodore. Beaver hopes to get a bike as a gift from his father and to please him tries out for his school ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, melancholic, satirical ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: when the parents are away, family relations, family, family life, parents and children, prank, nothing goes right, mischievous children, child as adult, fish out of water, friendship, high school life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 50s, 1990s
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.0
 85
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, semi serious, humorous, touching, exciting
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: child as adult, adventure, mischievous children, treasure hunt, escapades, heroes, wish come true, danger, hopes, daring rescue, youth, family life ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Luck of the Irish (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A teenager must battle for a gold charm to keep his family from being controlled by an evil leprechaun.
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: family relations, adventure, teenage life, friendship, family life, child as adult, youth, basketball, silly humor, battles, disorder, friends ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 4.9
 3K
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 ⇓
46%
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Barney's Great Adventure (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Mom and dad dump son Cody, daughter Abby, her best friend Marcella and a baby on the farm with Grandpa and Grandma. Purple dinosaur Barney soon appears to entertain kids, and when a large colorful egg deposited on a farm by a shooting star is ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, sweet, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, toddlers, family outing
Plot: adventure, family, chase, anti hero, imaginary kingdom, countryside, escapades, youth, danger, misfit, heroes, young heroes ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Adventures of Pinocchio (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: Czech Republic, UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: One of puppet-maker Geppetto's creations comes magically to life. This puppet, Pinocchio, has one major desire and that is to become a real boy someday. In order to accomplish this goal he has to learn to act responsibly. This film shows you ...
Style: humorous, touching, feel good, semi serious, offbeat ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family, adventure, friends, disorder, heroes, rescue, danger, imaginary, young heroes, escapades, coming of age, youth ...
Time: 18th century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Everyone always knew that Max had a wild imagination, but no one believed that his wildest creations -- a boy raised by watchful great white sharks and a girl with the force of a volcano -- were real. Now, these two pint-sized action masters will ...
Style: feel good, surreal, entertaining, enigmatic, absurd ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, fantasy becomes reality, superhero, imaginary, adventure, school, escapades, young heroes, imaginary friend, friendship, shark, heroes ...
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Yours, Mine & Ours (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Admiral Frank Beardsley returns to New London to run the Coast Guard Academy, his last stop before a probable promotion to head the Guard. A widower with eight children, he runs a loving but tight ship, with charts and salutes. The kids long for a ...
Style: feel good, humorous, funny, romantic, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, pre-teens, teens
Plot: large family, family, mischievous children, family relations, siblings relations, family life, blended family, parents and children, opposites attract, eccentric family, single parent, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: connecticut, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: Sweden, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After her father's ship is carried off by a sudden storm, the spunky Pippi Longstocking is stranded with her horse, Alfonso,and her pet monkey, Mr. Neilson, and takes up residence in the old family home, which is thought by neighborhood ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, melancholic, light, talky ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night, teens
Plot: little girl, adventure, family relations, family, friendship, rescue, imaginary, young heroes, superhuman powers, siblings relations, disorder, mischievous children ...
Time: 80s
Place: florida, usa, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Movie in collections
 4.4
 19K
The Shaggy Dog (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The tale of a workaholic dad-turned-dog who finds that being man's best friend shows him the most important job - being a great dad.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, light, touching ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night, teens ...
Plot: human becomes animal, dog, family, human becoming an animal, experiment gone awry, pets, transformation, parents and children, disorder, family life, genetic engineering, parent child relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Odd Life of Timothy Green (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A childless couple bury a box in their backyard, containing all of their wishes for an infant. Soon, a child is born, though Timothy Green is not all that he appears.
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: wish come true, miraculous event, soccer, parents and children, child birth, family, couple relations, desire, family values, childbirth, family relations, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.1
 41K
The Kid (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Powerful businessman Russ Duritz is self-absorbed and immersed in his work. But by the magic of the moon, he meets Rusty, a chubby, charming 8-year-old version of himself who can't believe he could turn out so badly -- with no life and no dog. ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: time travel, redemption, father son estrangement, imaginary, unfulfillment, changing the past or future, family, indifference, cynic, youth, hopes, estrangement ...
Time: 60s, 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, 1960s ...
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.1
 874
Opposite Day (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The world goes backwards on Opposite Day. The kids become adults, and the adults become kids.
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, melancholic, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: child as adult, family, parents and children, disorder, fish out of water, switching roles, hopes, misfit, adolescence vs adulthood, siblings relations, wish come true, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: touching, feel good, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, date night, kids, teens, girls' night
Plot: parents and children, single parent, mischievous children, family problems, family relations, family, opposites attract, dysfunctional family, male friendship, male bonding, child as adult, family life ...
Time: 90s, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.7
 68K
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, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, girls' night ...
Plot: dog, puppy, pets, children, family, nothing goes right, parents and children, family life, family relations, suburbs, rescue, animal rescue ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Babysitters Beware (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Seven-year-old Danny Parker is a good kid who loves his parents. But they have to go out on business dinners all the time, leaving him stuck with a sitter. It's not so bad when it's his favorite babysitter, Janelle but he also gets stuck ...
Style: humorous, feel good, captivating, entertaining, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: nanny, family relations, when the parents are away, mischievous children, parents and children, disorder, little boy, save the day, rivalry, friendship, friends, young heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%