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The Paper Brigade (1996)
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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Most similar movies to The Paper Brigade

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out feel good, semi serious, humorous and touching films with plots about family, youth, family relations, friendship, friends, adventure and small town mostly in Family, Comedy and Drama genres. Some movies like The Paper Brigade: The ButterCream Gang (1992), Dancer, Texas Pop. 81 (1998), Born to Be Wild (1995), Paulie (1998), Buddy (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The ButterCream Gang (1992)
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: gang, friendship, buddies, family, small town, adventure, friends, reunion, small town life, teenage life, city life, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: utah, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Dancer, Texas Pop. 81 (1998)
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, realistic, sentimental, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, friendship, coming of age, high school, buddies, small town life, teenage life, americana, youth, friends, best friends, partners ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, california, new jersey, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
Born to Be Wild (1995)
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 ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, chick flick
Plot: adventure, family, friendship, mischievous children, on the road, laboratory, youth, dangerous animal, juvenile delinquency, pets, on the run, rescue ...
Time: 90s
Place: seattle washington, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 6.5
 13K
Paulie (1998)
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, semi serious, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: mexican american, girl, parrot, thief, research, adventure, family, friendship, anti heroes, on the road, pets, animal life ...
Time: 90s
Place: cross country, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Movie in collections
 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 ⇓
71%
 5.9
 5K
Lassie (1994)
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, semi serious, feel good, touching, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: dog, coming of age, small town, family, friendship, pets, adventure, countryside, youth, family relations, friends, buddies ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.4
 2K
Shiloh (1996)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An abused beagle runs away from his owner. On the road, he meets young Marty Preston and follows him home. The boy immediately forms a bond with the dog and names him Shiloh. His stern father won't let him keep the dog because it belongs to ...
Style: touching, feel good, semi serious, sweet, romantic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: rescue, dog, family, small town, mischievous children, adoption, young heroes, animal actor, adventure, friendship, parents and children, youth ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Children on Their Birthdays (2002)
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
Plot: coming of age, small town, friendship, americana, love triangle, fall in love, teenage love, family, small town life, love and romance, society, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1947
Place: alabama, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Movie in collections
 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%
Barney's Great Adventure (1998)
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: toddlers, kids, family outing
Plot: family, adventure, countryside, anti heroes, mischievous children, young heroes, chase, rescue, friendship, imaginary kingdom, fish out of water, heroes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Beethoven's 5th (2003)
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, kids
Plot: adventure, best friends, small town, young heroes, family, rescue, friendship, family life, fish out of water, escapades, heroes, partners ...
Time: 2000s
Place: usa, mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 5.0
 15K
Free Willy 2 (1995)
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: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: friendship, killer whale, whale, adventure, family, island, rescue, ocean or sea, rock, human animal relationship, siblings relations, animal life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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 ⇓
60%
Jim and the Pirates (1987)
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 7.1
 8K
My Bodyguard (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Clifford Peach (Chris Makepeace), an easygoing teenager, is finding less than easy to fit in at his new high school, where a tough-talking bully (Matt Dillon) terrorizes his classmates and extorts their lunch money. Refusing to pay up, Clifford ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, touching, feel good ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: high school, friendship, hotel, motorcycle, bully, bodyguard, gang, coming of age, basketball, teenage life, urban, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.8
 2K
Quints (2000)
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: teenager, baby, babies and infants, family, school, parents and children, teenage life, life turned upside down, coming of age, family life, youth, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: semi serious, touching, feel good, humorous, sentimental
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, best friends, dedicated educator, small town, family, mischievous children, single parent, young heroes, starting over, self discovery, parents and children, small town life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.8
 2K
Bingo (1991)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Bingo, the runaway circus dog, is off the leash and saving Chuckie's life! Bingo and the boy become the best of friends in this canine comedy featuring doggy disguises and skateboarding, pinball and prison. Chuckie and his parents (Cindy ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, touching, satirical ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: dog, on the road, adventure, family, rescue, best friends, friendship, pets, pet, animal life, youth, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: usa, cross country
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
 6.9
 19K
Simon Birch (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
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
Plot: child illness, friendship, destiny, family relations, illegitimate son, coming of age, small town, buddies, disability, escapades, hopes, partners ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 1950s
Place: maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
To Grandmother's House We Go (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When the twins feel like their mom is tired of them, they take off on an exciting adventure to grandmother's house and encounter a pair of villains along the way.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, touching
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: single parent, twins, lottery, siblings relations, adventure, when the parents are away, family, nothing goes right, family relations, disorder, mischievous children, down on your luck ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.7
 4K
Lassie (2005)
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: semi serious, touching, realistic, feel good, humorous
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, kids
Plot: pets, train ride, ritual, rescue, dog, little girl, family, adventure, getting home, pet, friendship, animal life ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1930s
Place: england, europe, scotland, glasgow scotland, scottish highlands ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Frankie & Hazel (2000)
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, ballet, baseball, small town, best friends, office, teenage life, high school, ambition, social relations, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Baby-Sitters Club (1995)
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: family outing, pre-teens, teens, date night, kids
Plot: summer school, friends, camp, friendship, summer, club, coming of age, nanny, family, school, summer camp, young lovers ...
Time: 90s
Place: connecticut, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Hard Promises (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A man who doesn't like stable work environments has been away for too many years, and finds out his wife has divorced him and is planning to remarry. He comes home to confront her, trying to convince her not to get married, aided by the ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, touching
Audience: date night
Plot: small town, love triangle, crumbling marriage, romance, family gatherings, lovers reunited, estrangement, family life, love and romance, couples, family relations, adventurer ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Adventure Scouts (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A group of kids return from a camping trip to discover their town is being held captive by a gang of motorcycle-riding knuckleheads. Using only their scouting knowledge and camping equipment, the kids take down the gang members one by one.
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, exciting
Audience: family outing
Plot: small town, friendship, adventure, anti heroes, gang, family, young heroes, coming of age, good versus evil, heroes, rivalry, youth ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Million Dollar Kid (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Comedy, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The Hunter family has hit the jackpot--scoring a winning 50 million dollar lottery ticket! But when the ticket is lost on the way to cashing it in, the Hunters face overwhelming obstacles in chasing down the ticket before it is stolen by some ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: nothing goes right, adventure, race against time, down on your luck, family, chases and races, disorder, family life, mischievous children, chase, family relations, dog ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Remake of the popular Disney classic, this time featuring some well known voices as two dogs and a cat trek across America encountering all sorts of adventures in the quest to be reunited with their owners.
Style: touching, feel good, sweet, exciting, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, kids
Plot: dog, friendship, pets, fish out of water, cat, wilderness, survival, journey, adventure, getting home, family, human animal relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: cross country, nevada, usa, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Rascals on the Road (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: Switzerland
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Four kids - Eugen, Wrigley, Bäschteli and Eduard - leave for an adventure around Switzerland, searching for the fabulous treasure of Titicaca Lake, discovered by Fritzli Bühler.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, buddies, on the road, adventure, young heroes, treasure hunt, family, teenage life, escapades, heroes, youth, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Call of the Wild (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Self-centered and status-conscious, ten year old Ryann Hale journeys to Montana to visit her down-to-earth grandpa, Bill Hale. Ryann bonds with a wolf-dog, Buck, and schemes to save him from a cruel dogsledder.
Style: serious, touching, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: snow, small town, adventure, pets, young heroes, friendship, hopes, friends, contests and competitions, small town life, chases and races, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: montana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.3
 2K
Housekeeping (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In the Pacific Northwest during the 1950s, two young sisters whose mother has abandoned them wind up living with their Aunt Sylvie, whose views of the world and its conventions don't quite live up to most people's expectations.
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, atmospheric, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: small town, coming of age, orphan, single parent, friendship, human nature, self discovery, parents and children, siblings relations, custody, eccentric family, small town life ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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