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War of the Buttons (2011)
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War of the Buttons (2011)
Original name: La Guerre Des Boutons
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: 1960. The thrilling battles waged by a band of kids from two rival villages in the southern French countryside.
Style: realistic, sentimental, feel good, humorous, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: mischievous children, friendship, friends, rivalry, family, village life, countryside, children, school, disorder, uninhibited rivalry, social relations, power relations, teachers and students, village, teacher, betrayal, humiliation, boarding school, boarding school life, pow, soccer, fight, world war two, gang ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: france, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, feel good and realistic films with plots about youth, family, friendship, friends, disorder, mischievous children and adventure mostly in Family, Adventure and Comedy genres. Some movies like War of the Buttons: Little Nicholas (2009), The Crocodiles (2009), Hanni & Nanni (2010), Nicholas on Holiday (2014), The Flying Classroom (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Little Nicholas (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Nicolas has a happy existence, parents who love him, a great group of friends with whom he has great fun, and all he wants is that nothing changes. However, one day, he overhears a conversation that leads him to believe that his life might change ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: mischievous children, family relations, friendship, plan gone awry, friends, parents and children, family life, little boy, school, children, family, teacher student relationship ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
War of the Buttons (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Occupied France; Lebrac leads a play war between two rival kid gangs, but a girl he likes, who's Jewish, is in danger of being discovered by local Nazi sympathisers. Lebrac and the village must now respond to the reality of what's ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: rivalry, village, adventure, mischievous children, fall in love, friendship, young heroes, life is a bitch, youth, love and romance, social relations, disorder ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1944
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
War of the Buttons (1962)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: For generations, two rival French villages, Longueverne and Velrans, have been at war. But this is no ordinary conflict, for the on-going hostilities are between two armies of young schoolboys. When he is beaten by his father for having lost his ...
Style: suspense, humorous, sincere, captivating, biting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: village, rivalry, gang, fight, social relations, disorder, friends, leadership, youth, uninhibited rivalry, friendship, village life ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Crocodiles (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Ten-year-old Hannes, growing up with his young, poor and single mother wants to join the coolest gang in the area, the Vorstadtkrokodile. When the ‘entry test’ goes wrong, Hannes’s life is saved by Kai, who is desperate to join too but is ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, entertaining, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: adventure, suburban life, suburbs, friendship, heroes, buddies, best friends, youth, teenage life, family, witnessing a crime, amateur detective ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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War of the Buttons (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: UK, France, Japan, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The children of Ballydowse and Carrickdowse engage in battles where they cut of the buttons, shoe-laces and underwear of their captured opponents. This is to get the boys in trouble with their parents. They go to battle in mass groups of dozens, ...
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, contemplative, sincere ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: rivalry, friendship, adventure, family, coming of age, mischievous children, leadership, society, heroes, youth, teenage life, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1960s, 60s, 70s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.2
 290
Hanni & Nanni (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: Germany
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A drama centered around twins attending the same boarding school.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, captivating, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: twins, boarding school, friendship, mischievous children, youth, social relations, disorder, school, adventure, couples, heroes, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Nicholas on Holiday (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: It's the end of the school year. The long-awaited moment of the holidays is arrive. The little Nicolas, her parents and Grandma take the road towards the sea, and settle in for some time at the Hotel Beau-Rivage.
Style: sentimental, humorous, realistic, touching, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: mischievous children, friendship, family relations, eccentric family, youth, hotel, parents and children, game, beach, friends, disorder, holiday ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Flying Classroom (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A boy who was once a perpetual outcast finds friends in a new boarding school, united with his new peers gets involved in a heated rivalry with a group of students from a neighboring school.
Style: semi serious, realistic, sentimental, humorous
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: boarding school, friendship, fight, mischievous children, youth, disorder, teachers and students, theatre play, school play, male bonding, male friendship, prank ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Horrid Henry: The Movie (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: UK
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, not serious, entertaining, light, realistic
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: mischievous children, young heroes, youth, friendship, teachers and students, parents and children, family life, disorder, friends, yo yo, family relations, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Five Children and It (2004)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: France, UK, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A Psammead is 'It', an ancient, irritable, ugly sand fairy, which five children find one day in a gravel pit. As a reward for finding him, It grants the children one wish a day, the results of which will last until sunset.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, entertaining, offbeat ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: wish fulfillment, adventure, heroes, young heroes, mischievous children, youth, disorder, rivalry, danger, supernatural, parents and children, fish out of water ...
Time: 1910s, year 1917
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Monkey in the Middle (2014)
Genre: Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Chris has just moved to the East Coast, and already his workaholic father is encouraging him to make new friends. Luckily football (soccer) practice is starting up, and Chris meets a few kids on the team-including his cute neighbor Mara. When Mara ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family relations, mischievous children, friendship, disorder, youth, family, single parent, animal life, friends, coming of age
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Metro Chase (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Adventure
Country: France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: This family comedy is about, Zack, an 8-year old American boy who is separated from his 18-year old sister, as they arrive in Paris for a family vacation. Seth, and friends track Zack down.
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, captivating
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, young heroes, mischievous children, chase, disorder, danger, kids in trouble, silly humor, friends, family relations, child in peril, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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: touching, sentimental, feel good, semi serious, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: countryside, coming of age, dog, family, friendship, boy dog relationship, animal life, family life, teenage life, mischievous children, pets, father son relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Crocodiles Strike Back (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: New summer adventure of the Crocodiles, who set up their detective skills to find out who is behind the accidents of the factory where Ollie and Mary's parents work , which could mean the closure of the plant, the move of the family and the ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: teenage love, amateur detective, juvenile delinquency, bankruptcy, crimes, undercover, adventure, investigation, rivalry, buddies, best friends, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
More About the Children of Noisy Village (1987)
Genre: Family
Country: Sweden
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Bullerbyn är en liten, liten by i Småland. Där ligger tre gårdar. I Mellangården bor Lisa med sina bröder Lasse och Bosse, i Norrgården bor systrarna Britta och Anna och i Sörgården bor Olle. Ja, och så Kerstin också, Olles lillasyster. ...
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, feel good, humorous
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: family relations, winter, christmas, children, family, youth, friends, social relations, family life, friendship, parents and children, siblings relations ...
Time: 30s, 1930s, year 1929
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Trouble at Timpetill (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: France, Luxembourg
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The children of a small European mountain village end up being its only residents, soon after the adults cannot take their behavior any longer.
Style: humorous, captivating, entertaining, light, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: youth, soldier, disorder, village, adventure, prank, family relations, prison, escape, gang, save the day, village life ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 4.2
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Bigfoot (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The whole family will enjoy huge laughs and giant, hairy adventures with this touching tale about a big-hearted Bigfoot. Lost in the forest, he befriends three kids, Percy, Madison and Leonard, who are determined to protect him. When two local ...
Style: feel good, entertaining, captivating, light, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: rescue, adventure, friendship, friends, captivity, school, danger, youth, in the woods, sasquatch, rivalry, animal life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Hanni & Nanni 3 (2013)
Genre: Family
Country: Germany
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The Lindenhof School is expecting a busload of proper young English ladies as exchange students. The shock is great when the students turn out to be teenage boys! But while Mademoiselle Bertoux is delighted to stage “Romeo and Juliet” with real ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, feel good
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: teenage love, mistaken identity, twins, school play, family, best friends, mischievous children, love and romance, youth, disorder, fall in love, boarding school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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I Heart Shakey (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Shakey is a family film about a 35-year-old widower named J.T. O'Neil, his precocious 10-year-old daughter and their devoted mutt Shakey. After moving from a small town to Chicago and missing the fine print in their rental contract, J.T. is ...
Style: humorous, feel good, captivating, light, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: family, family relations, parents and children, friends, pets, disorder, youth, mischievous children, dog, friendship, escapades, single parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Flying Liftboy (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 110 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: exciting, semi serious, humorous, suspenseful, feel good ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: elevator, youth, world spanning, social relations, disorder, friends, super vehicle, kids in trouble, miraculous event, friendship, fish out of water, mistaken identity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, new york, holland, latin america, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Incredible Adventures Of Professor Branestawm (2014)
Genre: Family
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Harry Hill stars in this comedy based on Norman Hunter's books. The Professor has a fight on his hands when a councillor tries to run him out of town for being a nuisance.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, entertaining, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: inventions and discoveries, social relations, technology gone awry, experiment gone awry, village, disorder, village life, goofy hero, save the day, friendship, rivalry, nothing goes right ...
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn (1982)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 225 min.
Story: The screen version of the most famous novel by American writer Mark Twain "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer". Without a book about the adventures of Tom and his friends Huckleberry Finn and Becky Thatcher, one can not imagine the childhood of ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, on the lam, runaway, mischievous children, adventure, buddies, friends, heroes, young heroes, escapades, coming of age, rebellion ...
Time: 19th century
Place: mississippi, usa, missouri, mississippi river
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.7
 6K
Andre (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 95 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, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night, teens ...
Plot: friendship, coming of age, rescue, family relations, small town, family, orphan, friends, social relations, best friends, getting home, heroes ...
Time: 90s, year 1962, 60s, 1960s
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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The Jungle Book: Mowgli's Story (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Told from Mowgli's point of view, it's the story of how a boy became a mancub and a mancub became a man.
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: rescue, jungle, heroes, dangerous animal, mischievous children, adventure, young heroes, escapades, family, coming of age, child in peril, animal life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Swallows and Amazons (1974)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: On holiday with their mother in the Lake District in 1929 four children are allowed to sail over to the nearby island in their boat Swallow and set up camp for a few days. They soon realise this has been the territory of two other girls who sail the ...
Style: semi serious, touching, feel good, sentimental, humorous
Audience: family outing
Plot: island, family relations, camping, boat, children, river, lake or river, ocean or sea, friends, friendship, family life, siblings relations ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 1930s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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: humorous, feel good, touching, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: school, adventure, teenage life, family life, disorder, family relations, coming of age, family, starting over, teachers and students, hopes, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.5
 2K
Tom Sawyer (1973)
Genre: Adventure, Musical, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Tom Sawyer and his pal Huckleberry Finn have great adventures on the Mississippi River, pretending to be pirates, attending their own funeral, and witnessing a murder.
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious
Audience: preschoolers, pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: small town, friendship, adventurer, adventure, mischievous children, young heroes, family, escapades, pets, disorder, life turned upside down, power relations ...
Time: 19th century
Place: mississippi, missouri, usa, mississippi river, saint petersburg ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.8
 155
Rafiki (2009)
Genre: Family
Country: Norway
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Three friends - Julie, Mette and Naisha - are enjoying the first snow in the village. They have snowball fights with the boys and look forward to Christmas. One day Naisha suddenly disappears. With a secret address written in invisible ink as their ...
Style: captivating, feel good, light, entertaining, touching ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: missing child, adventure, escapades, mischievous children, friends, riddles and clues, danger, friendship, christmas, disorder, social relations, best friends ...
Time: 21st century
Place: norway, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
My Sisters Kids in the Snow (2002)
Genre: Family
Country: Denmark
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Hele familien skal på skiferie i Norge, da far brækker benet. Derfor tager onkel Erik af sted med de fem ældste børn. På færgen møder Amalie skiinstruktøren Dan og onkel Erik bliver meget søsyg. Det viser sig far har lejet en meget lille ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, light, feel good
Audience: kids, pre-teens
Plot: family relations, mischievous children, parents and children, when the parents are away, uninhibited rivalry, siblings relations, disorder, youth, family, rivalry, hotel, snow ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, norway, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Saige Paints the Sky (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Meet nine-year old Saige, a talented artist with a passion for horses, in this modern-day story about finding your voice! Saige is excited about the new school year, until she discovers that art-her favorite class-has been cut. On top of that, her ...
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, captivating, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: family, friendship, school, family relations, youth, horse, art, singing, balloon, friends, female protagonist, teenage girl
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%