Movies like One Small Hero

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One Small Hero (1999)
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One Small Hero (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Joey Cooper is a small boy who wants more than anything to be a member of the "Wilderness Club." But he has failed over and over again to pass the test and was not allowed to join. But when Joey gets home after his latest failure, he finds his mother has bought him all new camping equipment for his trip. Joey can't bring himself to tell her he didn't make the club so he takes the gear and leaves for the trip anyway, hiding on the bus. When a couple of kidnappers grab the kids, Joey is still in hiding and it's left for Joey to save them all.
Style: tense, serious, emotional, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: kidnapping, adventure, in the woods, heroes, against the odds, anti hero, danger, escapades, rivalry, anti heroes, daring rescue, save the day, female director, family relations, camping, widow, death of father, brother brother relationship, stupidity, mother son relationship
Time: 90s

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Most similar movies to One Small Hero

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, feel good and realistic films with plots about danger, heroes, escapades, family, adventure, rivalry and save the day mostly in Family, Comedy and Adventure genres. Some movies like One Small Hero: Ozzie (2006), Still Not Quite Human (1992), Slappy and the Stinkers (1998), Beethoven's Big Break (2008), The Secret Agent Club (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Little Rascals Save the Day (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The Little Rascals are back in an all-new movie! Join the fun with Spanky, Alfalfa, Darla, Buckwheat, Petey the dog and the whole gang as they are up to their usual mischief! The Rascals try anything to raise the money needed to save their ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, touching, humorous
Audience: family outing
Plot: friends, gang, family, family relations, save the day, taxi, goofy hero, eccentric family, youth, disorder, heroes, pets ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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100%
 4.7
 139
Ozzie (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: New Zealand, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ozzie is a young koala living in Australia. He is kidnapped by two goons (Buzz and Tank) who work for Max Happy, president of Happy Toys. Legend says that Ozzie speaks English and Max wants to clone Ozzie into hundreds of koalas and sell them for a ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, neo screwball comedy
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: family life, family relations, escapades, child in peril, disorder, family, danger, rescue, mischievous children, youth, rivalry, fish out of water ...
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Still Not Quite Human (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: In the final film of the series, Chip and his "father" attend a robotics convention. Here, Dr. Carson is kidnapped and replaced by an android. Can Chip and his newfound friends save Dr. Carson from a dangerous competitor?
Style: exciting, semi serious, humorous, feel good
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: kidnapping, escapades, master villain, daring rescue, confined, androids and robots, a.i., rivalry, killer robot, family relations, human nature, adventure ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Slappy and the Stinkers (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Five 2nd-grade kids who don't follow strict rules by their school principal Brinway are dubbed "Stinkers" by him. On the class visit to an aquarium the Stinkers decide that a sea lion called Slappy doesn't feel too good there, ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: school, family relations, rescue, sea lion, misfit, pets, danger, daring rescue, underdog, family, dedicated educator, heroes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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Beethoven's Big Break (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Eddie, a struggling animal trainer and single dad suddenly finds himself the personal wrangler for a large and lovable St. Bernard whose fabulous movie "audition" catapults the dog to stardom. However, a trio of unscrupulous ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, realistic
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: dog, filmmaking, pets, danger, rescue, disorder, hollywood, fish out of water, odd couple, adventure, mischievous children, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
The Secret Agent Club (1996)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: To the world Ray Chase is nothing more than a klutzy, overgrown toy seller whose wife passed away a few years ago; and his only son Jeremy doesn't get to see him very often, because he's always away on "business trips." What no ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, exciting, realistic
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: secret agents, secret agent, rescue, adventure, save the day, espionage, chases and races, master criminal, undercover, secret identity, danger, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.2
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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: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: runaway train, train, workplace, save the day, adventure, escapades, danger, chases and races, adolescence vs adulthood, workplace situations, youth, children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Treasure Buddies (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Disney's irresistible talking puppies are back in an all-new movie that takes them halfway across the world to the ruins of ancient Egypt. With the help of some exotic new friends, this epic adventure is a treasure trove of pure Buddy fun. In a ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, humorous, semi serious
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: dog, adventure, friendship, young heroes, save the day, treasure hunt, rivalry, youth, escapades, uninhibited rivalry, legends and myths, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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3 Ninjas Knuckle Up (1993)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Rocky, Colt and TumTum must battle an evil wealthy toxic waste dumper in order to save a local Indian tribe and their friend Joe. The 3 Ninjas must help find Joe's father and find a secret disk that contains evidence that could stop the toxic ...
Style: humorous, feel good, exciting, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: young heroes, heroes, family, heroic mission, environmentalism, righting the wronged, master warrior, underdog, save the day, rivalry, buddies, escapades ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 4.8
 737
Dog Gone (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A courageous boy battles a gang of bumbling thieves to rescue a dog carrying a fortune in stolen diamonds.
Style: feel good, humorous, captivating, entertaining, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: dog, caper, rescue, disorder, escapades, adventure, crime gone awry, rivalry, danger, crimes, odd couple, nothing goes right ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Beethoven's Treasure Tail (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After everyone's favorite St. Bernard gets fired from a movie, Beethoven begins the long journey home with his trainer, Eddie. On their way, they become stranded in a small coastal town where the beloved canine befriends a young boy who is ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, exciting
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, friendship, treasure hunt, pets, save the day, pirate, escapades, farce, danger, family, youth, chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 3.6
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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: humorous, semi serious
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: disorder, family life, heroic mission, pets, escapades, rivalry, family, crimes, superhuman powers, save the day, imaginary, single parent ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Gold Retrievers (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A boy and his dog must go in search of a fabled local treasure in an effort to save the family house from foreclosure.
Style: humorous, captivating, entertaining, light, semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: treasure hunt, danger, save the day, adventure, escapades, rivalry, pets, small town, young heroes, parents and children, family, in the woods ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
3 Ninjas: High Noon at Mega Mountain (1998)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Three young boys, Rocky, Colt and Tum Tum together with their neighbor girl, computer whiz Amanda are visiting Mega Mountain amusement park when it is invaded by an army of ninjas led by evil Medusa, who wants to take over the park and hold the ...
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: kids, teens, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: young heroes, hostage, family, heroic mission, eccentric family, vigilantism, save the day, heroes, escapades, buddies, daring rescue, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Boys Will Be Boys (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two young brothers talk their strict father Lloyd Clauswell into allowing them to babysit themselves for the first time while their parents attend a corporate barbecue...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family relations, police detective, twins, danger, family, nothing goes right, silly humor, family gatherings, eccentric family, mischievous children, young heroes, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: humorous, semi serious, captivating, feel good, suspenseful ...
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: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.4
 66K
Richie Rich (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Billionaire heir Richie Rich has it all, including Reggie Jackson as a batting coach and Claudia Schiffer as a personal trainer -- but no playmates. What's more, scoundrel Laurence Van Dough is scheming to take over the family empire. Uh-oh! ...
Style: light, humorous, sincere, sweet, feel good ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: adventure, rich and poor, youth, friendship, children, missing person, family, heroes, mischievous children, cons and scams, wealth, conspiracy ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Pocket Ninjas (1997)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Somewhere in New Jersey, a group masked rollerblading children "save the universe" by training to fight the evil Cobra Khan through a series of action-packed montages. Along the way they hypothesize some slapstick hijinks in a balloon ...
Style: semi serious, humorous
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: martial arts, karate, virtual reality, mask, dojo, escapades, rivalry, youth, heroic mission, family life, teenage life, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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, humorous, disturbing
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: twins, school, amateur detective, adventure, save the day, working undercover, heroes, undercover, rivalry, danger, good versus evil, prodigy ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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First Daughter (1999)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A female Secret Service agent goes against protocol to save the U.S. president from an assassination attempt. She is reassigned to protect the president's daughter, which she considers a demotion. When the first daughter is kidnapped during a ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, kidnapping, terrorism, fight, militia, crimes, daring rescue, danger, chases and races, adventure, save the day, assassination attempt ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Dirt Bike Kid (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When his mother sends Jack off with money to buy groceries, he comes home with a magic supercharged dirt bike instead. His mother is furious, but when Jack uses the magic bike to save the local hot dog stand from the clutches of corrupt big ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: heroic mission, teenage life, miraculous event, family, rivalry, save the day, supernatural, escapades, heroes, young heroes, adventure, social relations ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Sherlock: Undercover Dog (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Billy, 10, a dreamer, wants to be taken seriously so he can live with his toy-designer father on Catalina Island. Billy's plans get seriously spoilt when Sherlock, a talking police dog, demands his help to rescue his police detective handler ...
Style: feel good, offbeat, humorous, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: escapades, young heroes, daring rescue, partners, rescue, heroes, pets, crimes, odd couple, family, mischievous children, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Two-Bits & Pepper (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Comedy about idiotic (the two can't even add 1+1) kidnappers, both played for unknown reasons by Joe Piscopo, who capture two young girls and hold them for ransom. However, in "Home Alone" fashion, the two girls make fools of the two ...
Style: semi serious, humorous
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: kidnapping, rescue, friendship, horse, heroes, family, crimes, confined, friends, animal life, disorder, siblings relations ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.0
 239
Kidnapped (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 222 min.
Story: Kidnapped is a two-part BBC television adaptation of the 1893 novel of the same name by Robert Louis Stevenson. The show is directed by Brendan Maher and stars James Anthony Pearson as Davie Balfour and Iain Glen as Alan Breck. Attempting to claim ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, exciting
Plot: orphan, kidnapping, heroes, good versus evil, pirate, rivalry, daring rescue, adventurer, rescue, danger, adventure, escapades ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Ace Ventura Jr: Pet Detective (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: "I will try to be normal" 12-year-old Ace Ventura Jr. promises. Thats cool, except whats normal for him is finding missing mutts, kidnapped kitties or gone gators and creating hilarious chaos every step of the way.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: escapades, adventure, rescue, obsessive quest, danger, disorder, uncover truth, family, pets, private detective, heroes, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.0
 7K
Madeline (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: France, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The adventurous, young Madeline is very good at getting into trouble, but she's also fantastic at solving problems as well, and her school-mistress Miss Clavel is not too approving of her. The biggest problem comes up when Lord Covington ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, touching, melancholic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, teens, girls' night
Plot: amateur detective, school, rescue, orphan, kidnapping, hospital, family relations, children, adventure, family, escapades, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, 1930s
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Rusty: A Dog's Tale (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two orphans named Jory and Tess live with their grandparents. However, their cousins Bart and Bertha try to take them away because the two kids have trust funds from their dead parents. When Bart and Bertha kidnap the newborn puppies, Rusty the dog ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: family relations, rescue, dog, child custody, mischievous children, danger, youth, young heroes, daring rescue, anti heroes, animal life, disorder ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
3 Little Ninjas and the Lost Treasure (1993)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A treasure map found by three young boys allows them reason to get their kicks in more ways than one.
Style: humorous
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: martial arts, ninja, treasure map, heroes, rivalry, rescue, danger, youth, friends, escapades, confined, adventure ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: feel good, humorous, semi serious, offbeat
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: veterinarian, animals, disorder, imaginary, danger, race against time, escapades, pets, save the day, silly humor, heroic mission, catastrophe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 3.8
 9K
Mr. Nanny (1993)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A former pro-wrestler is hired to be the bodyguard/nanny for a couple of bratty kids whose inventor father is being stalked by a rival.
Style: humorous, semi serious, funny, entertaining, melancholic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: nanny, family relations, family, wrestler, parents and children, family life, mischievous children, kidnapping, eccentric family, disorder, young heroes, danger ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%