Movies like Problem Child

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Problem Child (1990)
 5.3
 25K
Problem Child (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Ben Healy (John Ritter) and his social climbing wife Flo adopt Junior a fun-loving seven year old. But they soon discover he's a little monster as he turns a camping trip, a birthday party and even a baseball game into comic nightmares. But is he really just a little angel trying to get out? Find out in this hilarious satire on modern-day family life.
Style: humorous, dark humor, feel good, funny, idiotic, not serious, realistic, suspenseful, melancholic, harsh ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: mischievous children, adoption, disorder, kidnapping, troublemaker, orphanage, parents and children, friends, best friends, chase, runaway, serial killer, mentor, friendship, family life, family, ransom, child hero, youth, family relations, danger, violence, birthday, nun, bear ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa

Most similar movies to Problem Child

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, feel good, entertaining and melancholic films with plots about youth, disorder, family, mischievous children, children, family relations and dialogue mostly in Family, Comedy and Adventure genres. Some movies like Problem Child: Home Alone (1990), Dennis the Menace (1993), Ernest Goes to Camp (1987), Horrid Henry: The Movie (2011), Richie Rich (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.5
 379K
Home Alone (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Eight-year-old Kevin McCallister makes the most of the situation after his family unwittingly leaves him behind when they go on Christmas vacation. But when a pair of bungling burglars set their sights on Kevin's house, the plucky kid stands ...
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, light, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, mischievous children, family, holiday, when the parents are away, crime gone awry, home alone, young heroes, danger, precocious child, neighbor, kids and family ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: usa, illinois, france, america, chicago illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Dennis the Menace (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Mr. Wilson's ever-present annoyance comes in the form of one mischievous kid named Dennis. But he'll need Dennis's tricks to uncover a collection of gold coins that go missing when a shady drifter named Switchblade Sam comes to town.
Style: not serious, feel good, humorous, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, preschoolers
Plot: mischievous children, family, prank, friendship, nothing goes right, neighbor, runaway, criminal, when the parents are away, suburbs, parents and children, youth ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s, future
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Problem Child 2 (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Junior and his father, Ben, move from Cold River to Mortville. Junior becomes threatened by Ben's desire to date again and find a new mother for Junior, and sabotages each of his dates.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, feel good, sequel to cult film ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: prank, single parent, parents and children, fall in love, family, mischievous children, small town, friendship, family relations, disorder, friends, looking for love ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Problem Child 3: Junior in Love (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Chapter 3 of the Problem Child trilogy features pre-teened Junior in love with a classmate that won't even notice him, but does notice three other boys who are rivals to Junior. This means war!
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: problem child, dentist, doctor, nurse, mischievous children, family, parents and children, parent child relationship, youth, family relations, disorder, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Ernest Goes to Camp (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Ernest, a lovable loser who works as a summer camp handyman and dreams of becoming a guidance councilor, must find a way to inspire a group of juvenile delinquents while stopping a shady strip mining company from closing the camp as well.
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, twist ending, idiotic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: camp, family, summer camp, farce, prison, buddies, goofy hero, mischievous children, mistaken identity, teenage life, youth, disorder ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Third-grader Judy Moody sets out to have the most thrilling summer of her life.
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, feel good
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: competition, summer vacation, mischievous children, family, siblings relations, when the parents are away, youth, family relations, disorder, young heroes, escapades, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Horrid Henry: The Movie (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When Henry fails yet again to hand in his homework for the umpteenth time, he has no idea that this will set off a chain of events which will see him forming an unlikely alliance with Moody Margaret, the infuriating girl next door, and his ...
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: mischievous children, youth, friends, young heroes, friendship, parents and children, teachers and students, family, school, disorder, siblings relations, family life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.3
 56K
Richie Rich (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Billionaire heir Richie Rich has it all, including Reggie Jackson as a batting coach and Claudia Schiffer as a personal trainer -- but no playmates. What's more, scoundrel Laurence Van Dough is scheming to take over the family empire. Uh-oh! ...
Style: humorous, light, sincere, sweet, not serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: youth, family, adventure, friendship, rich and poor, when the parents are away, missing person, mischievous children, cons and scams, wealth, conspiracy, betrayal ...
Place: usa, mcdonald's restaurant
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
A Christmas Story (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The comic mishaps and adventures of a young boy named Ralph, trying to convince his parents, teachers, and Santa that a Red Ryder B.B. gun really is the perfect Christmas gift for the 1940s.
Style: sentimental, humorous, touching, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: christmas, holiday, childhood, snow, chinese restaurant, essay, small town, love and romance, family, obsession, bully, parents and children ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: indiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 110K
Stuart Little (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The adventures of a heroic and debonair stalwart mouse named Stuart Little with human qualities, who faces some comic misadventures while searching for his lost bird friend and living with a human family as their child.
Style: feel good, humorous, entertaining, light, clever ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: adoption, mouse, cat, kids and family, friendship, adventure, mischievous children, kidnapping, anthropomorphic mouse, fish out of water, talking animals, chase ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 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 ⇓
33%
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Alexander's day begins with gum stuck in his hair, followed by more calamities. Though he finds little sympathy from his family and begins to wonder if bad things only happen to him, his mom, dad, brother, and sister all find themselves living ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, feel good, touching ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family, job interview, siblings relations, young heroes, school, parents and children, bad luck, one day, down on your luck, nothing goes right, youth, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.5
 2K
Rent-a-Kid (1995)
Genre: Drama, Family, Comedy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Harry Habert, owner of a rent office has an original idea: To rent babies from a nearby orphanage to the local families. He rents the Ward brothers to his first customers...
Style: humorous, light, funny, melancholic, touching ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: adoption, family, orphan, mischievous children, siblings relations, disorder, children, nothing goes right, dog, family life, family relations, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Man of the House (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Ben Archer is not happy. His mother, Sandy, has just met a man, and it looks like things are pretty serious. Driven by a fear of abandonment, Ben tries anything and everything to ruin the "love bubble" which surrounds his mom. However, ...
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, family outing, kids
Plot: mischievous children, single parent, prank, parents and children, family, family problems, family relations, suburbs, parenthood, opposites attract, custody, childhood ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.4
 34K
Old Dogs (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Charlie and Dan have been best friends and business partners for thirty years; their Manhattan public relations firm is on the verge of a huge business deal with a Japanese company. With two weeks to sew up the contract, Dan gets a surprise: a woman ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, feel good, toilet humor ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: camp, best friend, family, comedy of errors, parents and children, nothing goes right, fish out of water, partners, family relations, disorder, friends, buddies ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: vermont, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.0
 6K
Madeline (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: France, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The adventurous, young Madeline is very good at getting into trouble, but she's also fantastic at solving problems as well, and her school-mistress Miss Clavel is not too approving of her. The biggest problem comes up when Lord Covington ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, sweet, clever ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids, teens
Plot: school, rescue, hospital, kidnapping, children, adventure, family, amateur detective, orphan, mischievous children, young heroes, boarding school ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, 1930s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Slappy and the Stinkers (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Five 2nd-grade kids who don't follow strict rules by their school principal Brinway are dubbed "Stinkers" by him. On the class visit to an aquarium the Stinkers decide that a sea lion called Slappy doesn't feel too good there, ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: school, rescue, best friends, ocean or sea, adventure, dedicated educator, family, mischievous children, underdog, young heroes, daring rescue, save the day ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.6
 57K
Beethoven (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The Newton family live in their comfortable home, but there seems to something missing. This "hole" is filled by a small puppy, who walks into their home and their lives. Beethoven, as he is named, grows into a giant of a dog... a St ...
Style: feel good, humorous, sweet, sincere, funny ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family, dog, puppy, pets, parents and children, nothing goes right, family life, animal rescue, rescue, saint bernard dog, suburbs, anti heroes ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Movie in collections
 5.8
 17K
It Takes Two (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Identical 9-year-olds from very different backgrounds: orphaned Amanda and wealthy Alyssa meet at summer camp and decide to switch places -- and play matchmaker between Alyssa's dad, Roger, and the kind social worker who cares for Amanda.
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, sweet, funny ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, chick flick
Plot: twins, orphan, family, mischievous children, single parent, summer camp, fall in love, social worker, siblings relations, social differences, switching roles, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Cheaper by the Dozen (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The Baker brood moves to Chicago after patriarch Tom gets a job coaching football at Northwestern University, forcing his writer wife, Mary, and the couple's 12 children to make a major adjustment. The transition works well until work demands ...
Style: humorous, feel good, funny, entertaining, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: family, parents and children, chaos and mayhem, siblings relations, nothing goes right, children, prank, husband wife relationship, aspiring actor, new job, chaos, eccentric family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa, new york, manhattan new york city, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.8
 7K
House Arrest (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: High-schooler Grover Beindorf and his younger sister Stacy decide that their parents, Janet and Ned, are acting childishly when they decide to divorce after 18 years of marriage, so they lock them up in the basement until they'll sort out their ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, talky, melancholic ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: divorce, children, basement, dysfunctional family, family, mischievous children, suburbs, single parent, crumbling marriage, parents and children, siblings relations, eccentric family ...
Time: 90s
Place: hawaii, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.2
 9K
First Kid (1996)
Genre: Family, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Some say that to be the leader of a country is one of the loneliest jobs in the world. But being the child of a world leader can be doubly so. Constantly surrounded by security officers, restricted in movements and having almost every waking moment ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, touching ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: white house, bodyguard, family, shopping mall, mischievous children, special agents, date, assassination, usa president, transporter, teaching the ways of the world, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Monkey Trouble (1994)
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: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: monkey, family, mischievous children, adventure, friendship, adoption, single parent, thief, sibling relationship, pet shop, young heroes, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Movie in collections
 6.0
 39K
Baby's Day Out (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Baby Bink couldn't ask for more; he has adoring (if somewhat sickly-sweet) parents, he lives in a huge mansion, and he's just about to appear in the social pages of the paper. Unfortunately, not everyone in the world is as nice as Baby ...
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, light, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: babies and infants, mischievous children, kidnapping, nothing goes right, crime gone awry, danger, disorder, fish out of water, chase, young heroes, escapades, prank ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Parental Guidance (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Artie and Diane agree to look after their three grandkids when their type-A helicopter parents need to leave town for work. Problems arise when the kids' 21st-century behavior collides with Artie and Diane's old-school methods.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, sentimental, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: family, punishment, chores, children, baseball, eccentric family, elderly, house, family relations, golden years, mischievous children, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1950s
Place: usa, atlanta georgia, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Savannah Smiles (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The young daughter of a politician runs away due to lack of attention. She hides in the car of two not too bright crooks who are slowly converted into parent figures as the police web closes down on the supposed kidnappers.
Style: touching, feel good, semi serious, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, chick flick
Plot: kidnapping, runaway, politician, police, ransom, neglect, family, fugitives, young heroes, adventure, parents and children, custody ...
Time: 80s
Place: salt lake city utah, utah, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Dennis the Menace Strikes Again! (1998)
Genre: Family, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 71 min.
Story: Barricade the doors. Lock the windows. Because he's baaaack. That one-boy wrecking crew, Dennis the Menace, returns for more mischief and mayhem. Based on the comic strip and TV show about a mischievous little boy with a gift for the ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: mischievous children, family, suburbs, nothing goes right, dishonesty, youth, disorder, aging, save the day, parents and children, cons and scams, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Yours, Mine & Ours (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Admiral Frank Beardsley returns to New London to run the Coast Guard Academy, his last stop before a probable promotion to head the Guard. A widower with eight children, he runs a loving but tight ship, with charts and salutes. The kids long for a ...
Style: humorous, feel good, funny, entertaining, romantic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: family, parents and children, siblings relations, mischievous children, family life, opposites attract, eccentric family, love and romance, couple relations, family relations, intrigue, blended family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: connecticut, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Babysitters Beware (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Seven-year-old Danny Parker is a good kid who loves his parents. But they have to go out on business dinners all the time, leaving him stuck with a sitter. It's not so bad when it's his favorite babysitter, Janelle but he also gets stuck ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: mischievous children, nanny, family, youth, family relations, disorder, young heroes, parents and children, when the parents are away, friends, father son relationship, boy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 4.4
 89K
Home Alone 3 (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: 9-year-old Alex Pruitt is home alone with the chicken pox. Turns out, due to a mix-up among nefarious spies, Alex was given a toy car concealing a top-secret microchip. Now Alex must fend off the spies as they try break into his house to get it back.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, feel good, idiotic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: christmas, home invasion, home alone, burglar, little boy, family, weatherman, holiday, black market, nothing goes right, suburbs, mischievous children ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, illinois, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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