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 (1985)
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, feel good, not serious, offbeat, stylized, road movie, absurd, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: chase, on the road, adventure, tour guide, hitchhiker, cross dressing, back from the dead, americana, family, fish out of water, adventurer, goofy hero, obsessive quest, chases and races, escapades, misfit, friends, disorder, adult as child, cycling, road trip, dinosaur, group of strangers, contact, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: california, texas, usa, cross country

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Most similar movies to Pee-wee's Big Adventure

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, not serious, feel good and melancholic films with plots about disorder, family, adventure, catastrophe, dialogue, mentor and storytelling mostly in Comedy, Adventure and Family genres. Some movies like Pee-wee's Big Adventure: Big Top Pee-wee (1988), Bingo (1991), Mr. Magoo (1997), The Pee Wee Herman Show (1981), Larger Than Life (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Big Top Pee-wee (1988)
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, feel good, not serious, offbeat ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: small town, circus, pig, adventure, family, fish out of water, goofy hero, farm, relationship problems, animal lover, friendship, love triangle ...
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 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 ⇓
90%
 3.9
 13K
Mr. Magoo (1997)
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, kids, teens
Plot: millionaire, family, nothing goes right, adventure, chase, fish out of water, luck, lie, adventurer, disability, goofy hero, treasure hunt ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
The Pee Wee Herman Show (1981)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 58 min.
Story: An adult-oriented version of what would eventually become an award-winning children's classic. This version of the show features Pee-wee's playhouse and many of the characters of the later series, but with adult and sexual overtones and ...
Style: not serious, humorous, offbeat, surreal, feel good
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: genie, goofy hero, friendship, family, wish come true, artists and showbiz, friends, imaginary, misfit, disorder, generosity, fishing ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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The Pee-Wee Herman Show on Broadway (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Subversive humor and childlike wonder based on both Reubens' original stage show, "The Pee-wee Herman Show," and the Emmy-winning Saturday morning TV show, "Pee-wee's Playhouse."
Style: not serious, humorous, surreal, offbeat, feel good
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: goofy hero, family, artists and showbiz, theater, friends, music, disorder, dancing, surrealism, dance
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Larger Than Life (1996)
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: feel good, semi serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: on the road, friendship, rescue, nothing goes right, fish out of water, disorder, friends, goofy hero, animal life, misfit, family relations, elephant ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 5.0
 10K
Snow Day (2000)
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: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: chase, family, high school, weatherman, school, adventure, mischievous children, parents and children, siblings relations, teachers and students, forces of nature, high school life ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 7.2
 76K
Paddington (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After a deadly earthquake destroys his home in Peruvian rainforest, a young bear makes his way to England in search of a new home. The bear, dubbed "Paddington" for the london train station, finds shelter with the family of Henry and Mary ...
Style: touching, humorous, sweet, entertaining, colourful ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, kids
Plot: family, adventure, goofy hero, bear, fish out of water, adoption, anthropomorphic animal, disorder, explorer, kids and family, jungle, escape ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, peru, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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 5.5
 51K
RV (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Climbing aboard their mammoth recreational vehicle for a cross-country road trip to the Colorado Rockies, the McNeive family – led by dysfunctional patriarch, Bob – prepares for the adventure of a lifetime. But spending two weeks together in one ...
Style: feel good, humorous, road movie, funny, absurd ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: workaholic, family vacation, nothing goes right, camping, family relations, road trip, parents and children, family values, business trip, motor home, father son relationship, father daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colorado, usa, pasadena california, nevada, utah ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
George of the Jungle 2 (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Adventure
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 87 min.
Story: George and Ursula now have a son, George Junior, so Ursula's mother arrives to try and take them back to "civilization".
Style: feel good, not serious, humorous
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: elephant, imaginary kingdom, jungle, buddies, goofy hero, family, adventure, mischievous children, rescue, treasure hunt, friendship, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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 ⇓
67%
Mom and Dad Save the World (1992)
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, kids, teens
Plot: adventure, laser, good versus evil, fish out of water, suburbs, anti heroes, evil alien, family, race against time, save the world, alien encounter, experiment gone awry ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Hapless museum night watchman Larry Daley must help his living, breathing exhibit friends out of a pickle now that they've been transferred to the archives at the Smithsonian Institution. Larry's (mis)adventures this time include close ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: museum, adventure, curses spells and rituals, pilot, goofy hero, objects come to life, tombs and skeletons, escapades, imaginary, dinosaur, cowboy, ancient ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1940s, 1930s
Place: usa, washington d.c., manhattan new york city, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Pee-wee's Big Holiday (2016)
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, small town, man crying, man undressing, male in shower, male friendship, infatuation, man child, tied up, bank robber, amish, treehouse ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.4
 100K
Rat Race (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In an ensemble film about easy money, greed, manipulation and bad driving, a Las Vegas casino tycoon entertains his wealthiest high rollers -- a group that will bet on anything -- by pitting six ordinary people against each other in a wild dash for ...
Style: road movie, humorous, exciting, funny, light ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: contests and competitions, chase, escapades, partners, treasure hunt, obsessive quest, bet, road trip, nothing goes right, millionaire, money, adventure ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, cross country, las vegas, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2 (2011)
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, pets, animal life, disorder, mischievous children, contests and competitions, eccentric family, family life, couples, dog, family relations, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: beverly hills, california, usa, peru
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The Muppet Movie (1979)
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, feel good, not serious, exciting, road movie ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: hollywood, chaos, friendship, on the road, puppets, fame, ambition, family, swamp, passenger, rising to stardom, frog ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, cross country
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.2
 2K
Bad Hair Day (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The film is about a high school tech whiz (Laura Marano), who is determined to become prom queen. But on the big day, she suddenly wakes up having a bad hair day, and her destroyed prom dress, and everything that can go wrong, does go badly wrong. A ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, realistic
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, youth, chase, physical appearance, urban, teenage life, down on your luck, chases and races, nothing goes right, disorder
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Dunston Checks In (1996)
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, feel good, not serious, funny, melancholic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: hotel, mistaken identity, boss, orangutan, fistfight, bully, hotel manager, family, young heroes, adventure, nothing goes right, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The Master of Disguise (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A sweet-natured Italian waiter named Pistachio Disguisey at his father Fabbrizio's restaurant, who happens to be a member of a family with supernatural skills of disguise. But moments later the patriarch of the Disguisey family is kidnapped ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, idiotic, awful ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: kidnapping, family, goofy hero, adventure, supernatural ability, heroic mission, nothing goes right, danger, escapades, heroes, rivalry, stupidity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Herbie Goes Bananas (1980)
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: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: car chase, adventure, family, buddies, underdog, contests and competitions, nothing goes right, disorder, chases and races, friends, adventurer, ambition ...
Time: 80s
Place: brazil, latin america, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Gulliver's Travels (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Travel writer Lemuel Gulliver takes an assignment in Bermuda, but ends up on the island of Liliput, where he towers over its tiny citizens.
Style: humorous, not serious, exciting, satirical, idiotic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: princess, adventure, island, family, goofy hero, journalist, royal court, fish out of water, getting home, imaginary kingdom, forbidden love, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 18th century
Place: dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992)
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: feel good, humorous, not serious, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: christmas, when the parents are away, adventure, holiday, family, mischievous children, young heroes, danger, home alone, home invasion, trap, snow ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, florida, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Honey I Blew Up the Kid (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Wayne Szalinski is at it again. But instead of shrinking things, he tries to make a machine that can make things grow. As in the first one, his machine isn't quite accurate. But when he brings Nick & his toddler son Adam to see his ...
Style: feel good, humorous, funny, clever, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: family, fish out of water, inventor, parents and children, experiment gone awry, family relations, escapades, inventions and discoveries, nothing goes right, disorder, giant, danger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, las vegas, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Garbage Pail Kids Movie (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Seven disgusting kids but nevertheless of interesting personality are being made of the green mud coming out of garbage can. Once alive their master gives them rules to obey although they think that life is funnier without following stupid ...
Style: toilet humor, humorous, not serious, offbeat, gross out humor ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: friendship, family, adventure, mischievous children, misfit, monster, garbage, youth, disorder, friends, bullying, children ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989)
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: entertaining, clever, funny, exciting, intense ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: youth, inventor, shrinking, adventure, fish out of water, parents and children, experiment gone awry, laser, family relations, escapades, genetically altered, disorder ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Babe: Pig in the City (1998)
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, clever, stylized, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, kids
Plot: dog, farm, chimpanzee, pig, family, fish out of water, bankruptcy, mouse, countryside, underdog, heroic mission, urban ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: sydney australia, australia, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
National Lampoon's Vacation (1983)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Clark Griswold is on a quest to take his family on a quest to Walley World theme park for a vacation, but things don't go exactly as planned.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, road movie, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: road trip, theme park, farce, on the road, family vacation, adventure, down on your luck, eccentric family, relatives, nothing goes right, youth, family relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, cross country, st. louis missouri, arizona, kansas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.6
 7K
Hoot (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A young man (Lerman) moves from Montana to Florida with his family, where he's compelled to engage in a fight to protect a population of endangered owls.
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, touching, idiotic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: fish out of water, school, owl, restaurant, kidnapping, environmentalism, adventure, family, teenager, youth, disorder, fugitives ...
Time: contemporary
Place: florida, montana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.4
 32K
Big Fat Liar (2002)
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: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: hollywood, liar, essay, prank, family, filmmaking, summer school, artists and showbiz, rivalry, car, movie business, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: california, michigan, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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