Movies like North

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North (1994)
 4.4
 12K
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: feel good, semi serious, humorous, absurd, awful, satirical, surreal, bad ending, idiotic, melancholic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: wish come true, parent child relationship, child prodigy, rebellion, family, mischievous children, young heroes, travel, rebelliousness, parents and children, child as adult, hopes, youth, family relations, disorder, self discovery, when the parents are away, family life, children, divorce, adoption, justice, child protagonist, parent, carrot ...
Place: usa, cross country, hawaii, africa, new york, alaska, texas ...

Most similar movies to North

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, feel good, semi serious and melancholic films with plots about family, youth, family relations, disorder, mischievous children, children and parents and children mostly in Family, Comedy and Adventure genres. Some movies like North: Trading Mom (1994), Kids World (2001), Ramona and Beezus (2010), A Simple Wish (1997), Freaky Friday (1976). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.5
 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: semi serious, feel good, humorous, offbeat
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: single parent, child as adult, coming of age, nothing goes right, family life, youth, family relations, mischievous children, siblings relations, magic, mother, family ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.2
 246
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, pre-teens, kids
Plot: adventure, mischievous children, single parent, young heroes, rescue, family, friendship, parents and children, child as adult, imaginary kingdom, teenage life, wish come true ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
Ramona and Beezus (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, 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: sentimental, feel good, humorous, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: mischievous children, family, aunt niece relationship, siblings relations, sibling relationship, parent child relationship, family life, youth, family relations, disorder, death of pet, cat ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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: feel good, semi serious, humorous, offbeat, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: magic, fairy godmother, family, wish come true, mischievous children, supernatural ability, young heroes, follow your dream, parents and children, child as adult, vengeance, cinderella story ...
Place: nebraska, usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Movie in collections
 6.3
 10K
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, semi serious, feel good, surprise ending, funny ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: child as adult, body swapping, self discovery, family, hockey, mischievous children, switching roles, coming of age, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, wish come true, family life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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: semi serious, feel good, humorous, offbeat, light ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: friendship, monster, bed, family, mischievous children, adventure, young heroes, curses spells and rituals, wish come true, fish out of water, danger, escapades ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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: touching, semi serious, realistic, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: coming of age, friendship, americana, nosebleed, lynch mob, lesson, wanted man, bloodhound, reflection in water, adventure, family, orphan ...
Time: 19th century
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river, cross country
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.9
 105K
Matilda (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An extraordinarily intelligent young girl from a cruel and uncaring family discovers she possesses telekinetic powers and is sent off to a school headed by a tyrannical principal.
Style: semi serious, humorous, offbeat, touching, feel good ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: parents and children, eccentric family, young heroes, child abuse, family, teachers and students, school, youth, disorder, supernatural ability, family disapproval, telekinesis ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Movie in collections
Dennis the Menace (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Mr. Wilson's ever-present annoyance comes in the form of one mischievous kid named Dennis. But he'll need Dennis's tricks to uncover a collection of gold coins that go missing when a shady drifter named Switchblade Sam comes to town.
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, realistic, funny ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: family, mischievous children, when the parents are away, prank, friendship, suburbs, parents and children, nothing goes right, youth, family relations, disorder, friends ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s, future
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler (1973)
Genre: Family, Drama, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Precocious Claudia and her brother run away from home and hide in the Metropolitan Museum in New York.
Style: feel good, semi serious, touching, humorous
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: family, museum, friendship, investigation, mischievous children, suburbs, young heroes, parents and children, siblings relations, teaching the ways of the world, eccentric family, imaginary kingdom ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.1
 37K
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: humorous, touching, semi serious, feel good, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: changing the past or future, time travel, redemption, family, midlife crisis, introspection, road not taken, childhood memory, age difference, hopes, imaginary, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 60s, 20th century, 21st century, 1960s ...
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.6
 57K
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, semi serious, humorous, entertaining, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: pets, family, saint bernard dog, puppy, rescue, anti heroes, suburbs, heroes, disorder, dog, mischievous children, save the day ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Monkey Trouble (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Dodger, a criminal monkey, belongs to a crooked street performer but escapes his life of crime only to end up in the arms of Eva, an innocent little girl whose mother has no idea that her daughter is harboring a fugitive.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, touching, melancholic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: monkey, family, mischievous children, adventure, friendship, adoption, single parent, thief, pet shop, sibling relationship, young heroes, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl 3-D (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
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: semi serious, feel good, humorous, touching, surprise ending ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, superhero, adventure, school, family, mischievous children, social misfits, imaginary friend, outcast, supernatural ability, young heroes, parents and children ...
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 5.7
 6K
Andre (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The true story of how a marine seal named Andre befriended a little girl and her family, circa 1962.
Style: semi serious, feel good, sentimental, touching, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, chick flick
Plot: friendship, small town, rescue, family, coming of age, adventure, best friends, mischievous children, school, young heroes, getting home, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 1960s, year 1962
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, feel good, humorous, basketball movie
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: friendship, child as adult, family, teenage life, family life, adventure, youth, friends, legends and myths, battles, danger, imaginary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 5.0
 10K
Snow Day (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When a school in upstate New York is snowed in, a group of students hi-jack a plow to keep the school closed..
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, romantic, melancholic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: chase, family, high school, weatherman, school, adventure, mischievous children, parents and children, siblings relations, teachers and students, forces of nature, high school life ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: semi serious, sentimental, feel good, humorous, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: wish come true, child birth, soccer, parents and children, family, miraculous event, small town, family relations, couple relations, hopes, imaginary, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Movie in collections
Dunston Checks In (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Hotel manager Robert Grant is forced by his boss to postpone his family vacation when a hotel critic checks in. Trouble is, the critic is really a villainous jewel thief with an orangutan assistant named Dunston. When Dunston gets loose and tries to ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, funny, melancholic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: hotel, mistaken identity, boss, orangutan, fistfight, bully, hotel manager, family, young heroes, adventure, nothing goes right, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Adventures of Pinocchio (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: Czech Republic, UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 90 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, semi serious, touching, feel good, offbeat ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: family, mischievous children, adventure, young heroes, pinocchio, parent child relationship, school, love, teaching the ways of the world, curses spells and rituals, imaginary kingdom, wish come true ...
Time: 18th century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Horrid Henry: The Movie (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When Henry fails yet again to hand in his homework for the umpteenth time, he has no idea that this will set off a chain of events which will see him forming an unlikely alliance with Moody Margaret, the infuriating girl next door, and his ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: mischievous children, youth, friends, young heroes, friendship, parents and children, teachers and students, family, school, disorder, siblings relations, family life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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, realistic, feel good, touching ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family, siblings relations, job interview, young heroes, school, parents and children, one day, bad luck, down on your luck, nothing goes right, youth, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 5.3
 28K
Jack Frost (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A father, who can't keep his promises, dies in a car accident. One year later, he returns as a snowman, who has the final chance to put things right with his son before he is gone forever.
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: reincarnation, christmas, snowman, holiday, family, redemption, parents and children, christmas party, loss, child as adult, family relations, self discovery ...
Place: colorado, denver colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 4.0
 153
I Heart Shakey (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Shakey is a family film about a 35-year-old widower named J.T. O'Neil, his precocious 10-year-old daughter and their devoted mutt Shakey. After moving from a small town to Chicago and missing the fine print in their rental contract, J.T. is ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: pets, family relations, family, mischievous children, single parent, parents and children, family life, youth, friends, disorder, widower, dog ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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: feel good, semi serious, humorous, touching, offbeat ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: friendship, toy comes to life, adventure, coming of age, family, mischievous children, young heroes, parallel world, puppet, good versus evil, toys, child as adult ...
Time: 18th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, semi serious, realistic, idiotic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: family, siblings relations, opposites attract, parents and children, mischievous children, family life, family relations, love and romance, single parent, couple relations, eccentric family, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: connecticut, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 4.9
 3K
Air Buddies (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Here’s the delightful tale of teamwork and adventure your whole family will love! Air Bud is the proud father of five adorable puppies - the hip-hopping B-Dawg, lovely Rosebud, mellow Buddha, dirt-loving Mudbud, and the big fella Budderball - with ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, touching
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, kids
Plot: family, pets, best friends, mischievous children, puppy, millionaire, kidnapping, adventure, odd couple, young heroes, daring rescue, getting home ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: mischievous children, nanny, family, youth, family relations, disorder, young heroes, parents and children, when the parents are away, friends, father son relationship, boy
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 4.9
 2K
Buddy (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An eccentric socialite raises a gorilla as her son.
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, touching ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: friendship, zoo, socialite, gorilla, chimpanzee, family, pets, urban, teaching the ways of the world, adventure, estate, animal life ...
Time: 20s, 1930s, 1920s
Place: new york, usa, chicago illinois, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Alice Upside Down (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: France, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Still mourning the death of her mother a few years back, ALICE McKINLEY finds her life seriously disrupted when her father BEN buys a store and moves her and her older brother LESTER to a new town. In the painful throes of adolescence, Alice has a ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, touching
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: school, family life, family, adventure, teenage life, romance, hopes, family relations, coming of age, starting over, teachers and students, life turned upside down ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%