Movies like North

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North
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: family, children, divorce, adoption, mischievous children, stereotypes, young heroes, justice, rebelliousness, mentor, parent child relationship, parents and children, child as adult, rebellion, wish come true, childhood, child prodigy, hopes, vengeance, fantasy world, lame, destiny, youth, catastrophe, internet ...
Place: usa, hawaii, cross country, new jersey, africa, new york, alaska ...
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Candleshoe
Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
UK, USA
101 min.
 6.8
Matilda
Comedy, Family, Fantasy
USA
98 min.
 6.9
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, feel good, semi serious and melancholic films with plots about children, dialogue, storytelling, catastrophe, brutality, adaptation and family mostly in Family, Comedy and Adventure genres. Some movies like North: Dunston Checks In (1996), Buddy (1997), Little Monsters (1989), The Adventures of Huck Finn (1993), Snow Day (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Dunston Checks In
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, not serious, feel good, funny, melancholic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: hotel, family, single father, young heroes, kids and family, mistaken identity, children, adventure, nothing goes right, monkey, youth, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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Buddy
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: family, adventure, pets, friendship, animals, urban, teaching the ways of the world, estate, animal life, fish out of water, misfit, jungle ...
Time: 20s, 1930s, 1920s
Place: new york, usa, canada, chicago illinois
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System:   94%
    User:   100%
 
Little Monsters
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: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: family, monster, adventure, friendship, mischievous children, children, monsters, young heroes, curses spells and rituals, mentor, wish come true, fish out of water ...
Time: 80s
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System:   93%
    User:   100%
 
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The Adventures of Huck Finn
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: semi serious, touching, realistic, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, family, friendship, runaway, slavery, coming of age, on the road, americana, literature, adaptation, children, book ...
Time: 19th century
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river, cross country
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    User:   78%
 
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Snow Day
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: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family, high school, chase, school, adventure, mischievous children, parents and children, children, siblings relations, teachers and students, forces of nature, bullying ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
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    User:   74%
 
Monkey Trouble
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: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family, monkey, adventure, adoption, friendship, mischievous children, kids and family, single parent, young heroes, parents and children, childhood, children ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
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System:   74%
    User:   70%
 
 5.3
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Jack Frost
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: semi serious, feel good, touching, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family, christmas, holiday, redemption, magic, parents and children, child as adult, reincarnation, natural disaster, death, chase, children ...
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System:   70%
    User:   73%
 
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Beethoven
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: semi serious, feel good, humorous, entertaining, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: family, dog, children, dysfunctional family, kids and family, anti heroes, suburbs, pets, adoption, redemption, rescue, animals ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   69%
    User:   59%
 
 5.3
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Bogus
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Recently orphaned, a young boy is taken in by his godmother who is shocked to realize that she can see the boy's imaginary friend: a flamboyant, French magician named Bogus.
Style: sentimental, touching, semi serious, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: imaginary friend, family, friendship, magic, young heroes, imagination, childhood, dealing with death, children, death, wizards and magicians, imaginary ...
Place: new jersey, las vegas, atlantic city new jersey
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System:   66%
    User:   55%
 
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Gordy
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A talking pig named Gordy becomes involved in a quest to save his family from the slaughterhouse.
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, touching, road movie ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: family, on the road, anti heroes, countryside, best friends, animals, children, mischievous children, social misfits, talking animals, underdog, rescue ...
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   65%
    User:   68%
 
A Simple Wish
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, semi serious, feel good, humorous, offbeat ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: magic, family, witch, vengeance, mischievous children, kids and family, children, dog, supernatural ability, revenge, fantasy world, witches ...
Place: nebraska, usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   65%
    User:   67%
 
Thomas and the Magic Railroad
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Mr. Conductor's supply of magic gold dust, which allows him to travel between Shining Time and Thomas's island, is critically low. Unfortunately, he doesn't know how to get more. Meanwhile, Thomas is fending off attacks by the nasty ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, fairy tale, light, scary ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: train, family, island, adventure, magic, children, adventurer, parallel universe, best friends, fantasy world, mischievous children, childhood ...
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   65%
    User:   75%
 
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The Kid
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: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family, time travel, redemption, childhood, midlife crisis, changing the past or future, introspection, kids and family, road not taken, children, dog, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 60s, 20th century, 21st century, future ...
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   62%
    User:   68%
 
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Candleshoe
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: semi serious, feel good, humorous, sweet, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: treasure hunt, adventure, family, friendship, treasure, hidden identity, disney, children, mischievous children, kids and family, childhood, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, london, los angeles
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System:   62%
    User:   73%
 
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Kazaam
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Shaquille O'Neal as a rapping genie protects a little boy.
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, awful, idiotic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family, friendship, genie, magic, mischievous children, urban, hip hop, chase, supernatural ability, young heroes, curses spells and rituals, basketball ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   60%
    User:   52%
 
The Adventures of Pinocchio
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, fairy tale, feel good ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family, adventure, mischievous children, transformation, young heroes, teaching the ways of the world, curses spells and rituals, disney, childhood, adaptation, imaginary kingdom, puppets ...
Time: 18th century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   59%
    User:   60%
 
Barney's Great Adventure
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
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, entertaining, melancholic ...
Audience: kids, toddlers, family outing
Plot: family, adventure, chase, anti heroes, countryside, children, mischievous children, young heroes, sexualized violence, rescue, kids and family, death ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   47%
 
The Master of Disguise
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A sweet-natured Italian waiter named Pistachio Disguisey at his father Fabbrizio's restaurant, who happens to be a member of a family with supernatural skills of disguise. But moments later the patriarch of the Disguisey family is kidnapped ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, idiotic, awful ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family, adventure, stupidity, mentor, goofy hero, lame, destiny, supernatural ability, dumb, parody, heroic mission, nothing goes right ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   58%
 
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The Neverending Story III
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young boy must restore order when a group of bullies steal the magical book that acts as a portal between Earth and the imaginary world of Fantasia.
Style: semi serious, feel good, offbeat, awful, idiotic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: adventure, fantasy world, family, magic, book, young heroes, small town, friendship, heroic mission, imaginary kingdom, good versus evil, parallel world ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   55%
 
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Andre
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: touching, sentimental, semi serious, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, chick flick
Plot: family, friendship, adventure, best friends, animals, mischievous children, children, young heroes, school, small town, rescue, getting home ...
Time: 90s, 1960s, year 1962
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   64%
 
Kids of the Round Table
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Set in modern times, Alex finds King Arthur's sword Excalibur and must prove himself worthy of it.
Style: humorous, stylized, semi serious, feel good, offbeat ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: adventure, family, palaces castles and temples, young heroes, magic, curses spells and rituals, heroic mission, time travel, kids and family, legends and myths, good versus evil, dialogue ...
Time: middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   57%
 
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Prancer
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Jessica, the daughter of an impoverished apple farmer, still believes in Santa Claus. So when she comes across a reindeer with an injured leg, it makes perfect sense to her to assume that it is Prancer, who had fallen from a Christmas display in ...
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, feel good, sentimental ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family, christmas, holiday, small town, father daughter relationship, mischievous children, countryside, children, young heroes, childhood, friendship, single father ...
Place: michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   48%
 
 5.0
 15K
Free Willy 2
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: France, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Jesse becomes reunited with Willy three years after the whale's jump to freedom as the teenager tries to rescue the killer whale and other orcas from an oil spill.
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, touching, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, family, friendship, island, rescue, ocean, greed, ocean or sea, rock, ecology, siblings relations, natural disaster ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   48%
 
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The Cat in the Hat
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, feel good, semi serious, offbeat, idiotic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: family, adventure, fantasy world, mischievous children, children, young heroes, adaptation, rescue, lame, cat, talking cat, friendship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   60%
 
 5.2
 14K
Racing Stripes
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Shattered illusions are hard to repair -- especially for a good-hearted zebra named Stripes who's spent his life on a Kentucky farm amidst the sorely mistaken notion that he's a debonair thoroughbred. Once he faces the fact that his stark ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, touching, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family, underdog, adventure, gangsters, father daughter relationship, talking animals, racing, animals, kids and family, dog, race, contests and competitions ...
Place: kentucky, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   51%
 
The Shaggy D.A.
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Wilby Daniels, a successful lawyer running for District Attorney, suddenly finds himself being transformed into an English sheepdog. Somehow he has to keep his change a secret and find just what is causing it, all the while eluding the local dog ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: family, dog, lawyer, legal action, college, fall in love, transformation, disney, family life, kids and family, fish out of water, children ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   59%
 
For the Love of Benji
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Benji is lost and becomes a stray animal in Athens, Greece, trying to reunite with his family while secret agents pursue him, trying to get a formula which was glued to his paw in order to get it past customs.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, entertaining, light
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family, dog, friendship, chase, adventure, family life, fish out of water, children, kids and family, animals, anti heroes, natural disaster ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, greece, athens greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   40%
 
 5.8
 7K
House Arrest
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: High-schooler Grover Beindorf and his younger sister Stacy decide that their parents, Janet and Ned, are acting childishly when they decide to divorce after 18 years of marriage, so they lock them up in the basement until they'll sort out their ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, talky, melancholic ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: divorce, family, children, suburbs, mischievous children, single parent, school, kidnapping, parenthood, love, crumbling marriage, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: hawaii, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   48%
 

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Pinocchio
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Italy
Duration: 108 min.
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Style: stylized, semi serious, humorous, feel good, surreal ...
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Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Paulie, an intelligent parrot who actually talks, relates the story of his struggle to a Russian immigrant who works as a janitor at the research institute where he is housed and neglected. Paulie's story begins many years earlier when he is ...
Style: touching, humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic ...
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