Movies like Pee-wee's Big Adventure

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Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985)
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Pee-wee's Big Adventure
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The eccentric and childish Pee-wee Herman embarks on a big adventure when his beloved bicycle is stolen. Armed with information from a fortune-teller and a relentless obsession with his prized possession, Pee-wee encounters a host of odd characters and bizarre situations as he treks across the country to recover his bike.
Style: surreal, humorous, dark humor, road movie, feel good, not serious, offbeat, absurd, stylized, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, chase, family, road trip, americana, on the road, fish out of water, irreverent, adventurer, childhood, creativity, goofy hero, eccentricity, imagination, fantasy world, parody, dialogue, obsessive quest, obsession, chases and races, stupidity, crazy, escapades, storytelling, screwball ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: california, texas, usa, cross country
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The Muppet Movie
Adventure, Comedy, Family, Musical
UK, USA
95 min.
 7.6
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 humorous, feel good, melancholic and clever films with plots about mentor, dialogue, family, catastrophe, fantasy world, storytelling and adaptation mostly in Comedy, Adventure and Family genres. Some movies like Pee-wee's Big Adventure: Big Top Pee-wee (1988), Bingo (1991), Monkey Trouble (1994), Big Fat Liar (2002), The Muppet Movie (1979). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Big Top Pee-wee
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Paul Reubens stars as Pee-wee Herman in his second full-length film about a farmer who joins the circus after a storm drops a big tent in his front yard. Pee-wee, along with an outlandish cast of animals and circus performers, puts on the best show ...
Style: surreal, humorous, not serious, feel good, offbeat ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: adventure, small town, circus, family, fish out of water, goofy hero, farm, friendship, animals, love triangle, fantasy world, friends ...
Place: california
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Pee-wee's Big Holiday
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A fateful meeting with a mysterious stranger inspires Pee-wee Herman to take his first-ever holiday.
Style: road movie, humorous, absurd, clever, surreal ...
Audience: kids
Plot: motorcycle, adventure, holiday, small town, violent, friendship, redemption, dialogue, road trip, unlikely friendships, kids and family, parody ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
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System:   89%
    User:   93%
 
 4.8
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Bingo
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, satirical, absurd ...
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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System:   57%
    User:   65%
 
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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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 5.4
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Big Fat Liar
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Fourteen-year-old Jason Shepherd (Muniz) has a reputation for stretching the truth. So, when big-time Hollywood producer Marty Wolf (Paul Giamatti) steals his class paper and turns it into a smash movie, no one believes Jason's latest tall ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, feel good, exciting ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family, hollywood, vengeance, revenge, teacher, artists and showbiz, school, prank, rivalry, high school, liar, redemption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, michigan
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System:   53%
    User:   61%
 
The Muppet Movie
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Musical
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Kermit the Frog is persuaded by agent Dom DeLuise to pursue a career in Hollywood. Along the way, Kermit picks up Fozzie Bear, Miss Piggy, Gonzo, and a motley crew of other Muppets with similar aspirations. Meanwhile, Kermit must elude the grasp of ...
Style: humorous, road movie, not serious, feel good, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: puppets, friendship, family, hollywood, road trip, muppets, rising to stardom, mad scientist, on the road, childhood, good versus evil, existentialism ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, cross country
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System:   50%
    User:   53%
 
 3.9
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Mr. Magoo
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Mr. Magoo, a man with terrible eyesight, gets caught up in a museum robbery.
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, funny, idiotic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, teens, kids
Plot: family, chase, disability, nothing goes right, adventure, fish out of water, lame, adventurer, goofy hero, disney, catastrophe, treasure hunt ...
Time: 90s
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System:   47%
    User:   49%
 
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Larger Than Life
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Motivational Speaker Jack Corcoran is determined to get his career off the ground, but the biggest gigs he can get are the ones nobody wants. Then one day, he receives a telegram that his circus clown father has passed away, and has left a ...
Style: humorous, road movie, semi serious, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, teens, kids
Plot: on the road, friendship, nothing goes right, fish out of water, disorder, friends, rescue, goofy hero, mentor, family, catastrophe, animal life ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa
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System:   46%
    User:   47%
 
 5.0
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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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System:   45%
    User:   53%
 
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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System:   44%
    User:   40%
 
Mom and Dad Save the World
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Emperor Spengo sees Marge Nelson and using a giant magnet, kidnaps her and her husband Dick, hoping to make Marge his before blowing up the Earth. The Emperor and other inhabitants of his planet are somewhat less than bright, and Dick begins ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, idiotic, absurd, light ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, teens, kids
Plot: adventure, kidnapping, good versus evil, parody, fish out of water, stupidity, anti heroes, suburbs, chase, sexualized violence, brutality, dialogue ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   48%
 
Babe: Pig in the City
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Australia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Babe, fresh from his victory in the sheepherding contest, returns to Farmer Hoggett's farm, but after Farmer Hoggett is injured and unable to work, Babe has to go to the big city to save the farm.
Style: surreal, stylized, clever, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: family, dog, animals, underdog, countryside, talking animals, redemption, children, hotel, chase, dark fantasy, heroic mission ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, australia, sydney australia, manhattan new york city
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System:   43%
    User:   48%
 
 6.4
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Bean
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Bean works as a caretaker at Britain's formidable Royal National Gallery, and his bosses want to fire him because he sleeps at work all the time, but can't because the chairman of the gallery's board defends him. They send him to USA, ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, offbeat, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hospital, creativity, farce, comedy of errors, goofy hero, museum, painting, dysfunctional family, nothing goes right, fish out of water, family, misfit ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   39%
 
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Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The scientist father of a teenage girl and boy accidentally shrinks his and two other neighborhood teens to the size of insects. Now the teens must fight diminutive dangers as the father searches for them.
Style: humorous, not serious, entertaining, light, clever ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, family, kids and family, parents and children, children, childhood, jungle, experiment gone awry, shrinking, fish out of water, runaway, danger ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   34%
 
 7.8
 207K
The Goonies
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A young teenager named Mikey Walsh finds an old treasure map in his father's attic. Hoping to save their homes from demolition, Mikey and his friends Data Wang, Chunk Cohen, and Mouth Devereaux run off on a big quest to find the secret stash of ...
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
Place: usa, dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   34%
 
 7.1
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The Muppets
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: When Kermit the Frog and the Muppets learn that their beloved theater is slated for demolition, a sympathetic human, Gary, and his puppet roommate, Walter, swoop in to help the gang put on a show and raise the $10 million they need to save the day.
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, clever, exciting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: puppets, family, hollywood, muppets, friendship, reunion, kids and family, talking animals, theater, disorder, friends, childhood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
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System:   36%
    User:   40%
 
The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Aussie adventurer Steve Irwin aka The Crocodile Hunter has avoided the death-roll and nabbed another feisty croc, hoping to save it from poachers. What Steve doesn't know is that the crocodile has innocently swallowed a top secret US satellite ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, humorous, feel good, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: espionage, family, adventure, adventurer, comedy of errors, dangerous animal, dialogue, spiders, animals, secret agents, spies, rescue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
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System:   36%
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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, semi serious, feel good, 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 ...
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System:   36%
    User:   30%
 
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Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Instead of flying to Florida with his folks, Kevin ends up alone in New York, where he gets a hotel room with his dad's credit card—despite problems from a clerk and meddling bellboy. But when Kevin runs into his old nemeses, the Wet Bandits, ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, not serious, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family, christmas, holiday, adventure, homeless, hotel, mischievous children, airport, chase, urban, young heroes, revenge ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, florida, manhattan new york city
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System:   35%
    User:   31%
 
 6.3
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Wild America
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Three brothers - Marshall, Marty and Mark dream of becoming naturalists and portraying animal life of America. One summer their dream comes true, they travel through America, filming alligators, b ears and moose.
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, road movie, bad ending ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, family, wilderness, parents and children, siblings relations, animals, family relations, filmmaking, brothers, family drama, animal life, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s, year 1967
Place: arkansas, usa, colorado
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System:   33%
    User:   38%
 
Herbie Goes Bananas
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The adorable little VW helps its owners break up a counterfeiting ring in Mexico.
Style: not serious, humorous, feel good, entertaining, clever ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family, adventure, buddies, kids and family, racing, chase, cars, disney, race, children, underdog, contests and competitions ...
Time: 80s
Place: brazil, latin america, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   29%
 
Follow That Bird
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Big Bird is sent to live far from Sesame Street by a pesky social worker. Unhappy, Big Bird runs away from his foster home, prompting the rest of the Sesame Street gang to go on a cross-country journey to find him.
Style: feel good, semi serious, road movie, humorous, touching ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: family, friendship, children, adoption, adventure, runaway, chase, road trip, on the road, getting home, kids and family, social worker ...
Place: illinois, usa, sesame street
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System:   33%
    User:   28%
 
Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines or How I Flew from London to Paris in 25 hours 11 minutes
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Star studded comedy about a early 20th century air race from Britain to France.
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, feel good, factual ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: adventure, romance, farce, contests and competitions, racing, race, on the road, obsessive quest, stereotypes, rescue, airplane, aviation ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: england, london, france, europe, paris france ...
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System:   33%
    User:   36%
 
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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: feel good, semi serious, 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   38%
 
Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Puppy mayhem turns the lives of newlywed Chihuahua parents Papi and Chloe upside down when their rambunctious, mischievous puppies present one challenge after another. But when their human owners end up in trouble, the tiny pups will stop at nothing ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, sexy, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, kids
Plot: family, dog, pets, disney, kids and family, talking animals, animal life, adventure, children, animals, disorder, mentor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: beverly hills, california, usa, peru
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System:   32%
    User:   32%
 
 6.0
 8K
Camp Nowhere
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Morris "Mud" Himmel has a problem. His parents desperately want to send him away to summer camp. He hates going to summer camp, and would do anything to get out of it. Talking to his friends, he realizes that they are all facing the same ...
Style: feel good, not serious, humorous, light, funny ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: camp, family, summer camp, teenage life, high school, youth, childhood, children, adventure, disorder, cons and scams, misfit ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: usa
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System:   31%
    User:   35%
 
 7.1
 69K
Tommy Boy
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Party animal Tommy Callahan is a few cans short of a six-pack. But when the family business starts tanking, it's up to Tommy and number-cruncher Richard Hayden to save the day.
Style: humorous, road movie, not serious, feel good, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: road trip, on the road, buddies, father son relationship, dumb, stupidity, parents and children, sarcasm, factory, beer, nothing goes right, college ...
Time: 90s
Place: ohio, usa
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System:   31%
    User:   30%
 
Rugrats in Paris: The Movie
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: The Rugrats are back! There's Tommy the brave one, Chuckie the timid one, Phil and Lil the odd couple, Dil, and spoiled brat Angelica. This time they're wreaking havoc in Paris, France, where Tommy's dad Stu is summoned after yet ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, satirical, melancholic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: family, adventure, chase, rescue, friendship, children, single father, fish out of water, parody, holiday, kids and family, danger ...
Place: europe, france, paris france
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System:   31%
    User:   32%
 

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Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
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