Movies like The Paper Brigade

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The Paper Brigade
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A 14 year old boy named Gunther moves to a small town with his parents and little brother. He meets up with a group of overly charitable paper boys who want him to sub for their friend while he's out of town. Gunther agrees so he can get enough money for concert tickets to take his blonde and beautiful crush too, all the while dealing with Chad, her wannabe boyfriend and his bully friends. All in all, Gunther learns to respect himself and other people and to have fun during it all.
Style: feel good, semi serious, touching, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: anti heroes, adventure, small town, small town life, good versus evil, youth, heroes, friends, caucasian, adolescent boy, adolescent girl, ticket, kiss on the lips, war veteran, hat, bully, rose, gang, 14 year old, old woman, teenager, waitress, swimming pool, bicycle, dog ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york
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Boy Meets World
Comedy, Drama, Family
USA
23 min.
 8.1
The Goonies
Adventure, Comedy, Family
USA
114 min.
 7.8
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out feel good, semi serious, humorous and touching films with plots about youth, family, friendship, friends, family relations, teenage life and adventure mostly in Family, Comedy and Drama genres. Some movies like The Paper Brigade: Frankie & Hazel (2000), The ButterCream Gang (1992), Buddy (1997), Children on Their Birthdays (2002), Boy Meets World (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Frankie & Hazel
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Actress JoBeth Williams directed this Showtime family feature starring The Sixth Sense's Mischa Barton for Barbra Streisand's Barwood Films. Barton is Frankie and Ingrid Uribe is Hazel, Frankie's neighbor and best friend. Frankie is ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, touching, humorous ...
Plot: friendship, coming of age, best friends, office, teenage life, high school, ambition, small town, social relations, friends, dancer's life, ballet ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new jersey
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The ButterCream Gang
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Unlike most gangs, the ButterCream gang does good deeds. Their leader, Pete, has to go live with his aunt in Chicago. But things don't go well in Chicago and Pete is changed when he returns. Soon Pete is hanging around with the wrong crowd. But ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: buddies, gang, small town, family, friendship, adventure, friends, reunion, small town life, teenage life, city life, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: utah, chicago illinois
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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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Children on Their Birthdays
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Havoc is created in a small Southern community when a 12-year-old shows up, causing a couple 13-year-old friends to fall in love with her, thus possibly jeopardizing their friendship.
Style: sentimental, semi serious, realistic, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: family outing
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Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1947
Place: alabama, usa, chicago illinois
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Boy Meets World
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
Story: Boy Meets World is an American television sitcom that chronicles the coming of age events and everyday life-lessons of Cory Matthews, a Philadelphian who grows up from a young boy to a married man. The show aired for seven seasons from 1993 to 2000 ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, touching
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens, teen drama
Plot: sitcom, school, coming of age, buddies, friendship, family, college, high school life, high school, teenage life, best friends, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 2000s
Place: philadelphia, pennsylvania, usa
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Beethoven's 5th
Genre: Comedy, Family, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. When Sara takes Beethoven to spend summer vacation with wacky Uncle Freddie in an old mining town, the mischievous canine "digs up" the missing clue to a legendary hidden fortune of Rita and Moe ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good
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Dancer, Texas Pop. 81
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Four guys, best friends, have grown up together in DANCER, TEXAS POP. 81, a tiny town in West Texas. Years ago, they made a solemn vow to leave town together as soon as they graduate. Now, it's that weekend and the time has come to "put up ...
Style: talky, sentimental, realistic, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, friendship, high school, coming of age, buddies, unlikely friendships, mentor, life philosophy, small town life, life, teenage life, destiny ...
Time: 90s
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System:   77%
    User:   64%
 
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Lassie
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA, France, Ireland, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A family in financial crisis is forced to sell Lassie, their beloved dog. Hundreds of miles away from her true family, Lassie escapes and sets out on a journey home.
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, feel good, humorous
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, kids
Plot: adventure, pets, train ride, getting home, friendship, family, animal life, friends, parents and children, ritual, rescue, little girl ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1930s
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The Goonies
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Style: exciting, feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens, teen comedy
Plot: treasure hunt, adventure, treasure, friendship, family, childhood, chase, swashbuckler, buddies, kids and family, children, mischievous children ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
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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 ...
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Place: usa
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    User:   63%
 
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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
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    User:   80%
 
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Country: USA
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Story: Simon Birch tells the story of Joe and Simon's heart-warming journey of friendship. Simon Birch was born with a condition that makes him much smaller than all the other kids in town. Now, due to his condition, Simon thinks God made him this way ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
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Place: maine
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    User:   70%
 
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
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Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, touching
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, underdog, school, uninhibited rivalry, high school, family, teachers and students, ambition, rivalry, family relations, goofy hero, friendship ...
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My Bodyguard
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Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
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Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, touching, feel good ...
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Born to Be Wild
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Rick Heller is a juvenile delinquent who keeps getting himself into trouble. To keep him out of trouble his mother puts him to work cleaning the cage of a gorilla named Katie which she is teaching to communicate through the use of sign language. ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
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Quints
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Jamie Grover (Kimberly J. Brown) is an only child who has always wanted out from the constant attention her parents give her. Her wish is finally granted when she finds out her mother is pregnant, but when she turns out to have quints, Jamie's ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: babies and infants, family, school, parents and children, teenage life, life turned upside down, coming of age, family life, teenager, baby, youth, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
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Air Bud 3
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 83 min.
Story: In this second heartwarming and hilarious sequel to the popular favorite, Air Bud masters two new starring roles: soccer (real football) player and fatherhood. Loaded with laughs and cool soccer action, Buddy teams up alongside U.S. women's ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, exciting, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, teens, kids
Plot: sport, best friends, pets, family, school, contests and competitions, friendship, animal life, ambition, dog, heroes, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   58%
 
Alice Upside Down
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: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: family life, family, school, teenage life, adventure, hopes, family relations, coming of age, starting over, teachers and students, life turned upside down, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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System:   58%
    User:   49%
 
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Moesha
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Moesha was an American sitcom series that aired on the UPN network from January 23, 1996 to May 14, 2001. The series stars R&B singer Brandy Norwood as Moesha Mitchell, a high school student living with her family in the Leimert Park ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, multicultural
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: sitcom, best friends, verbal byplay, teenage life, family, family life, youth, family relations, friends, parents and children, eccentric family, high school ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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System:   58%
    User:   56%
 
Jim and the Pirates
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: Sweden
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Jim Olsson, eight years old, lives in a small, boring town.His father has passed away recently but comes back in Jim's fantasies to tell stories. In his daydreams Jim has all kinds of adventures.
Style: semi serious, feel good, sentimental, humorous, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: ghost, adventure, parents and children, small town, supernatural, family relations, family, dealing with death, afterlife, small town life, youth, social relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: sweden
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System:   57%
    User:   67%
 
The Baby-Sitters Club
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: It's the story about seven very different best friends, and one summer that will bring them together like never before.
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids, date night
Plot: family, camp, friendship, school, children, friends, summer school, young lovers, parents and children, book, adaptation, teenage love ...
Time: 90s
Place: connecticut, new york
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System:   57%
    User:   55%
 
Sister, Sister
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Sister, Sister is an American television sitcom starring identical twins Tia Mowry and Tamera Mowry. The premise of the show was that the girls were separated and adopted at birth, one to a single mother, one to a single father, and have met again ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching, feel good
Audience: pre-teens, teens
Plot: sitcom, twins, verbal byplay, parents and children, family, college, siblings relations, high school, eccentric family, student life, teenage life, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: detroit, usa
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System:   56%
    User:   54%
 
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Paulie
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
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 ...
Audience: kids
Plot: adventure, family, friendship, anti heroes, on the road, talking animals, animals, childhood, pets, road trip, children, birds ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, cross country
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System:   55%
    User:   64%
 
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Lassie
Genre: Family, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An update of the Lassie legend stars Thomas Guiry as a troubled city kid whose family retreats to the country, where he befriends the famous collie and changes for the better. Conflict develops when a ruthless sheep rancher causes trouble for ...
Style: sentimental, touching, semi serious, feel good, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family, dog, friendship, pets, adventure, children, kids and family, coming of age, animals, countryside, small town, youth ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, virginia
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System:   54%
    User:   54%
 
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, family, magic, fantasy world, small town, young heroes, book, friendship, heroic mission, imaginary kingdom, good versus evil, parallel world ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
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System:   54%
    User:   60%
 
The Mighty Ducks
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After reckless young lawyer Gordon Bombay gets arrested for drunk driving, he must coach a kids hockey team for his community service. Gordon has experience on the ice, but isn't eager to return to hockey, a point hit home by his tense dealings ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, inspirational, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: underdog, family, sport, lawyer, urban, competition, golf, football, contests and competitions, mentor, childhood, kids and family ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s, 1990s
Place: minnesota
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System:   52%
    User:   47%
 
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Now and Then
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Waxing nostalgic about the bittersweet passage from childhood to puberty in this tender coming-of-age tale, four childhood girlfriends -- Teeny, Chrissy, Samantha and Roberta -- recall the magical summer of 1970. During their walk down memory lane, ...
Style: sentimental, touching, semi serious, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: coming of age, friendship, small town, childhood, oldies, best friends, adolescence, unlikely friendships, pregnancy, women, divorce, coming-of-age ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 90s, 1990s, year 1991 ...
Place: indiana, usa
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System:   51%
    User:   50%
 
When Zachary Beaver Came to Town
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: touching, semi serious, feel good, humorous, sentimental
Audience: family outing
Plot: best friends, dedicated educator, small town, family, mischievous children, single parent, young heroes, friendship, starting over, self discovery, parents and children, small town life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, usa
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System:   51%
    User:   50%
 

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Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: dog, family, adventure, friendship, on the road, best friends, pets, children, kidnapping, animal life, natural disaster, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: usa, cross country
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The Big Green
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In a depressed Texas town, British foreign exchange teacher Anna attempts to inject some life into her hopeless kids by introducing them to soccer. They're terrible at first, but Anna and her football-hero assistant whip them into shape. As ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, touching ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: underdog, family, soccer, kids and family, small town, school, sport, immigrants, athlete's life, football, dedicated educator, children ...
Place: texas, usa
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System:   50%
    User:   41%
 
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