Movies like The Paper Brigade

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The Paper Brigade (1996)
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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: touching, feel good, realistic, semi serious
Audience: teens
Plot: adventure, youth, heroes, friends, good versus evil, small town life, small town, anti heroes, dog, gang, baseball, bully, kiss, caucasian, swimming pool, old woman, adolescent girl, rose, 14 year old, paperboy, geese, treehouse, bicycle, waitress, teenager ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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, touching and humorous films with plots about friends, youth, family, family relations, friendship, 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), Beethoven's 5th (2003), Born to Be Wild (1995), My Bodyguard (1980). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, realistic, touching
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, gang, family relations, friends, teenage life, buddies, small town life, small town, adventure, city life, youth, reunion ...
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: sentimental, realistic, touching, talky, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, friendship, coming of age, high school, friends, social relations, family relations, teenage life, buddies, partners, small town life, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, california, new jersey, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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: feel good, realistic, humorous, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: dog, rescue, odd couple, misfit, fish out of water, family relations, friends, heroes, disorder, pets, family life, small town life ...
Time: 2000s
Place: usa, mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: sentimental, touching, feel good, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, chick flick
Plot: sign language, gorilla, family, adventure, friendship, juvenile delinquency, friends, family relations, dangerous animal, rescue, youth, laboratory ...
Time: 90s
Place: seattle washington, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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, feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: high school, friendship, hotel, gang, basketball, motorcycle, bodyguard, bully, coming of age, misfit, high school life, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: dog, rescue, family, animal actor, adoption, friendship, youth, friends, family relations, small town, pets, animal life ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: feel good, sentimental, touching, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: small town, friendship, coming of age, love triangle, americana, small town life, teenage love, social relations, friends, teenage life, family, love and romance ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1947
Place: alabama, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Buddy (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An eccentric socialite raises a gorilla as her son.
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: friendship, gorilla, chimpanzee, socialite, zoo, family, adventure, family life, family relations, fish out of water, rescue, pets ...
Time: 20s, 1930s, 1920s, 80s
Place: usa, new york, chicago illinois, canada, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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: feel good, touching, sentimental, semi serious, humorous
Audience: family outing
Plot: child driving car, friendship, family, dedicated educator, mischievous children, hopes, heroes, parents and children, power relations, friends, social relations, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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: feel good, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, teens
Plot: baby, teenager, disorder, child as adult, teenage life, family, babies and infants, siblings relations, parents and children, youth, school, family life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, touching, sentimental, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: coming of age, friendship, small town, ballet, baseball, ambition, office, small town life, high school, follow your dream, dancer's life, teenage life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: feel good, touching, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: teens, kids, family outing
Plot: school, hopes, teenage life, family life, disorder, life turned upside down, family relations, power relations, adventure, teachers and students, family, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: sentimental, feel good, touching, semi serious, humorous
Audience: family outing
Plot: youth, small town life, family relations, social relations, small town, ghost, supernatural, dealing with death, family, adventure, parents and children, surrealism ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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, touching, feel good, semi serious, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: dog, coming of age, family, friendship, animal life, countryside, teenage life, pets, family life, mischievous children, father son relationship, boy dog relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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: touching, sentimental, feel good, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, chick flick
Plot: friendship, rescue, coming of age, small town, family, school, youth, best friends, daring rescue, parents and children, young heroes, getting home ...
Time: 90s, year 1962, 1960s
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
School of Life (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: At Fallbrook Middle School, the annual student-elected Teacher of the Year award is held. And every year for the last 43 years Norman Warner or most fondly called Stormin' Norman Warner has won the award. Now that he has died, the burden of ...
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, semi serious, sincere ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: school, goofy hero, rivalry, small town life, teacher, friends, father son relationship, teachers and students, parents and children, uninhibited rivalry, high school, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.9
 3K
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, feel good, touching, not serious, satirical ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: dog, on the road, rescue, family, adventure, friendship, pets, disorder, buddies, partners, animal life, reincarnation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: usa, cross country
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 14K
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, offbeat, feel good ...
Audience: kids
Plot: parrot, thief, research, mexican american, girl, family, adventure, friendship, fish out of water, on the road, rescue, misfit ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: cross country, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Hounded (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A teenager ends up being hounded by a well-groomed and seemingly cute and tiny dog that actually turns out to be a nightmare of a beast.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic
Audience: family outing, teens, kids, pre-teens
Plot: dog, teenage boy, family life, disorder, pets, teenage life, youth, rivalry, school, eccentric family, friends, nothing goes right ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.7
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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: feel good, touching, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: train ride, pets, little girl, dog, ritual, rescue, hopes, love and romance, down on your luck, getting home, parents and children, elementary school ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: england, scotland, europe, scottish highlands, yorkshire ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Little Rascals Save the Day (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 93 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: feel good, touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Audience: family outing
Plot: youth, heroes, save the day, goofy hero, family, cons and scams, gang, taxi, stoners, eccentric family, disorder, pets ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.0
 59
Bored Silly (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: What starts out as a boring day for Bobby, Johnnie and Chuck quickly escalates into a riotous backyard adventure. A swarming beehive, a lawn mower with a mind of its own, a mysterious junkman and the neighborhood bully are just some of the hilarious ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, when the parents are away, adventure, heroes, family, mischievous children, teenage life, young heroes, friends, family relations, youth, coming of age ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Gentlemen, Boys (1976)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Funny family comedy based on "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" by Mark Twain.
Style: sentimental, feel good, serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: adventure, escapades, chases and races, mischievous children, heroes, family life, buddies, small town life, young heroes, coming of age, small town, young at heart ...
Time: 19th century
Place: europe, czech republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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: touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, adventure, family, heroes, teenage life, escapades, obsessive quest, buddies, leaving home, young heroes, treasure hunt, on the road ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.0
 16K
Free Willy 2 (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: France, USA, Luxembourg
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: semi serious, humorous, feel good, touching, realistic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, killer whale, whale, family, adventure, island, daring rescue, young heroes, heroes, animal life, youth, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: touching, feel good, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, date night, family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: summer school, friends, friendship, camp, coming of age, nanny, summer camp, summer, club, family, school, teenage life ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: dog, friendship, cat, wilderness, pets, talking animals, fish out of water, journey, adventure, survival, family, getting home ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: cross country, nevada, usa, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: feel good, humorous, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: rescue, dog, child custody, family relations, misfit, danger, youth, orphan, disorder, pets, animal life, family life ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
A Christmas Memory (1997)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A boy, Buddy, whose parents have split and whose mother is an actress in New York, has been dumped in the south at the small-town home of some older cousins, all of whom are unmarried.
Style: realistic, uplifting, touching, sentimental, feel good ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, small town, adult virgin, love and romance, family relations, friends, buddies, family life, eccentric family, small town life, family gatherings, golden years ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: touching, realistic, serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: small town, snow, chases and races, young heroes, adventure, small town life, pets, friendship, rivalry, contests and competitions, hopes, animal training ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: montana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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