Movies like The Shaggy D.A.

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The Shaggy D.A. (1976)
 5.9
 2K
The Shaggy D.A. (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Wilby Daniels, a successful lawyer running for District Attorney, suddenly finds himself being transformed into an English sheepdog. Somehow he has to keep his change a secret and find just what is causing it, all the while eluding the local dog catcher.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, funny, entertaining, light, melancholic, suspense
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: dog, lawyer, district attorney, family, teenage life, body swapping, college, youth, heroes, family relations, misfit, wish come true, legal action, pets, family life, fall in love, danger, getting home, campaign, animal life, dishonesty, mischievous children, curses spells and rituals, college life, disorder ...
Time: 70s

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Most similar movies to The Shaggy D.A.

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, feel good and entertaining films with plots about family, disorder, family relations, adventure, dog, heroes and redemption mostly in Comedy, Family and Fantasy genres. Some movies like The Shaggy D.A.: Blackbeard's Ghost (1968), The Ugly Dachshund (1966), Beethoven (1992), Freaky Friday (1976), A Dog's Tale (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Blackbeard's Ghost (1968)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Peter Ustinov stars as the eponymous wraith, who returns to Earth to aid his descendant, elderly Elsa Lanchester (Stowecroft). The villains want to kick Lanchester and her friends out of their group home so that they can build a crooked casino. Good ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, light, funny ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: pirate, witch, island, ghost, college, gambling, coach, family, friends, young heroes, golden years, goofy hero ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Ugly Dachshund (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The Garrisons (Dean Jones and Suzanne Pleshette) are the "proud parents" of three adorable dachshund pups -- and one overgrown Great Dane named Brutus, who nevertheless thinks of himself as a dainty dachsie. His identity crisis results in ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, sweet, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: great dane, dachshund, family, family relations, friends, suburban life, contests and competitions, young heroes, save the day, when the parents are away, anti heroes, mischievous children ...
Time: 60s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
 5.6
 59K
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: dog, puppy, family, parents and children, nothing goes right, pets, family life, rescue, animal rescue, saint bernard dog, youth, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 6.3
 10K
Freaky Friday (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: School girl Annabel is hassled by her mother, and Mrs. Andrews is annoyed with her daughter, Annabel. They both think that the other has an easy life. On a normal Friday morning, both complain about each other and wish they could have the easy life ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, surprise ending, funny ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: child as adult, body swapping, self discovery, hockey, disney, family, coming of age, mischievous children, goofy hero, hopes, adolescence vs adulthood, wish come true ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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 6.0
 68
A Dog's Tale (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Anything is possible when the Professor tells Tim about a supernova that grants wishes. Unfortunately, when Tim's wish doesn't go as planned, he finds himself in a dog's body!
Style: touching, feel good, exciting, humorous, semi serious
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: heroes, family life, getting home, escapades, mischievous children, family gatherings, adventure, family, wish come true, hopes, daring rescue, friends ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 4.4
 17K
The Shaggy Dog (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The tale of a workaholic dad-turned-dog who finds that being man's best friend shows him the most important job - being a great dad.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, light, offbeat ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, chick flick
Plot: human becomes animal, family, dog, experiment gone awry, pets, transformation, parents and children, disorder, family life, genetic engineering, parent child relationship, wife husband relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Dr. Dolittle 3 (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Lisa Dolittle sends her daughter to 'Durango', a Dude Ranch, to find herself. While there, she uses her talent to talk to the animals in order to save Durango from being taken over by a neighboring Ranch.
Style: humorous, semi serious, offbeat
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: ranch, animal, family, family life, animal life, pets, friends, family relations, imaginary, youth, misfit, odd couple ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
A Simple Wish (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Murray is a male fairy godmother, and he is trying to help 8-year-old Anabel to fulfil her "simple wish" - that her father Oliver, who is a cab driver, would win the leading role in a Broadway musical. Unfortunately, Murray's magic ...
Style: feel good, offbeat, humorous, semi serious, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: magic, fairy godmother, family, vengeance, wizards and magicians, family relations, supernatural, disorder, child as adult, heroes, supernatural ability, misfit ...
Place: nebraska, usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Amos and Theodore, the two bumbling outlaw wannabes from The Apple Dumpling Gang, are back and trying to make it on their own. This time, the crazy duo gets involved in an army supply theft case -- and, of course, gets in lots of comic trouble along ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: family, crimes, goofy hero, friends, heist, gang, orphan, rivalry, bank, partners, heroes, disorder ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Harry and the Hendersons (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Returning from a hunting trip in the forest, the Henderson family's car hits an animal in the road. At first they fear it was a man, but when they examine the "body" they find it's a "bigfoot". They think it's dead ...
Style: touching, humorous, feel good, melancholic, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: sasquatch, wildlife, family, adventure, friendship, fish out of water, bounty hunter, parents and children, kindness, vegetarian, bigfoot, french canadian ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, seattle washington, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Beethoven's 4th (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The family is pleasantly surprised and puzzled when Beethoven suddenly becomes obedient. Turns out it's a prince and the pauper scenario, with the real Beethoven now living with a pompous rich family.
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good
Audience: pre-teens, preschoolers, family outing, kids
Plot: dog, adolescence vs adulthood, escapades, parents and children, family, young heroes, good versus evil, fish out of water, odd couple, mischievous children, anti heroes, animal life ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: rescue, dog, child custody, animal life, disorder, heroes, family life, pets, misfit, orphan, family relations, friends ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Herbie Rides Again (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The living Volkswagen Beetle helps an old lady protect her home from a corrupt developer.
Style: feel good, exciting, humorous, semi serious, surreal ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: chase, family, adventure, on the road, rescue, golden years, escapades, chases and races, fall in love, cons and scams, rivalry, danger ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
For the Love of Benji (1977)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Benji is lost and becomes a stray animal in Athens, Greece, trying to reunite with his family while secret agents pursue him, trying to get a formula which was glued to his paw in order to get it past customs.
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, entertaining, light ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: espionage, kidnapping, pets, family, friendship, family life, disorder, animal life, fighting crime, heroes, partners, misfit ...
Time: 70s
Place: greece, europe, athens greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Million Dollar Duck (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Professor Dooley takes home a duck from his research laboratory as a toy for his son, but soon finds out that it lays golden eggs.
Style: humorous, semi serious, fairy tale, melancholic, funny ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: laboratory, duck, professor, family, chase, disney, heist, ambition, fish out of water, radiation, experiment gone awry, investigation ...
Place: australia, san francisco, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Air Bud: Golden Receiver (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Josh and Buddy move from basketball to American football in this first of several sequels to the original Air Bud.
Style: feel good, sentimental, semi serious, humorous, football movie ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: sport, dog, kidnapping, american football, sport team, family, school, youth, best friends, ambition, friendship, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
My Brother the Pig (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: If you act like an animal, you just may become one!
Style: semi serious, humorous
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: nanny, family relations, danger, youth, disorder, animal life, family life, teenage life, curses spells and rituals, mischievous children, family, prank ...
Place: mexico, europe, france, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.3
 7K
Pinocchio (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Italy
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Roberto Benigni adapts the classic children's tale by Carlo Collodi for the big-budget family-oriented comedy Pinocchio.
Style: stylized, humorous, semi serious, feel good, surreal ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: nose, family, fish out of water, misfit, disorder, obsessive quest, imaginary, hopes, imaginary kingdom, curses spells and rituals, miraculous event, young heroes ...
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Movie in collections
 5.6
 2K
Trading Mom (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: The Martin kids learn of a magic spell that will take them to the 'mommy market' so they can get a more user friendly model. After giving a few other moms a try, they want their own back. But that is not so easy.
Style: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, feel good
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: single parent, magic, youth, coming of age, family relations, family life, child as adult, mischievous children, nothing goes right, siblings relations, family, down on your luck ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Ernest Saves Christmas (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When Santa Claus decides to retire and pass on his magic bag of Christmas surprises to a new Saint Nick, he enlists the aid of a hilarious assortment of characters. A perky teen runaway and hapless taxi driver Ernest P. Worrell must convince a ...
Style: humorous, not serious, offbeat, feel good, surprise ending ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: holiday, family, danger, save the day, chases and races, goofy hero, nothing goes right, when the parents are away, fugitives, golden years, mischievous children, family relations ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Beethoven's Big Break (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Eddie, a struggling animal trainer and single dad suddenly finds himself the personal wrangler for a large and lovable St. Bernard whose fabulous movie "audition" catapults the dog to stardom. However, a trio of unscrupulous ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: filmmaking, rivalry, dog, pets, nothing goes right, save the day, escapades, hollywood, misfit, odd couple, fish out of water, rescue ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 3.9
 2K
Gordy (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A talking pig named Gordy becomes involved in a quest to save his family from the slaughterhouse.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, touching, road movie ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, rescue, on the road, pig, family, danger, best friends, heroic mission, teaching the ways of the world, social misfits, young heroes, anti heroes ...
Place: st. louis missouri, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 2.6
 348
Quigley (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: William Byron Hillman's family comedy Quigley stars Gary Busey as a cold-hearted billionaire. Early in the film he dies. After dying, he learns that he will only get into heaven if he learns lessons about compassion and selflessness. In order ...
Style: offbeat, semi serious, humorous
Audience: pre-teens, preschoolers, kids, family outing
Plot: love and romance, getting home, disorder, pets, heroes, family life, partners, eccentric family, supernatural romance, animal life, hidden identity, on the run ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Son of Flubber (1963)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Medfield's lovable but hopelessly absent-minded professor -- Ned Brainard (Fred MacMurray) -- bounces back in this classic Disney film with hilarious new mishaps when he experiments with the amazing by-products of his startling anti-gravity ...
Style: humorous, not serious, offbeat, feel good, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: college, family, mad scientist, misfit, sport team, heroes, family life, disorder, child as adult, fish out of water, fall in love, experiment gone awry ...
Time: 60s
Place: pentagon, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Snowball Express (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When John Baxter inherits a ski resort in the Rocky Mountains, he quits his job in New York and moves the family west to run it. Only to find that the place is a wreck. But together they decide to try to fix it up and run it. But Martin Ridgeway, ...
Style: realistic, feel good, humorous, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: hotel, skiing, loan, disorder, family relations, friends, against the odds, starting over, family, resort, family life, rocky mountains ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Little Monsters (1989)
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, humorous, semi serious, light, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, teens
Plot: friendship, monster, horror for children, family, adventure, mischievous children, young heroes, fish out of water, curses spells and rituals, imaginary, wish come true, best friends ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 4.2
 13K
Marmaduke (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When Phil and Debbie Winslow relocate from their native Kansas to the sunny climes of Orange County, their big-hearted, havoc-wreaking Great Dane gets a taste of the dog's life, California-style.
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, entertaining, sentimental
Audience: family outing, teens, kids, pre-teens
Plot: animal life, pets, nothing goes right, friends, family, family relations, fish out of water, disorder, suburbs, lifestyle, family life, great dane ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Barney's Great Adventure (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
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: adventure, family, chase, misfit, countryside, youth, friendship, fish out of water, heroes, disorder, young heroes, anti heroes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.2
 250
Kids World (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, New Zealand
Duration: 93 min.
Story: What would you wish for if you were eleven and could have anything in the world? Your parents don't understand you. Your teenage brother is constantly getting you in trouble...for things he did! You're in love with the twelve-year-old girl ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, suspense
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: mischievous children, young heroes, when the parents are away, parents and children, wish come true, family relations, friends, rescue, orphan, friendship, teenage life, heroes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.9
 644
Dog Gone (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A courageous boy battles a gang of bumbling thieves to rescue a dog carrying a fortune in stolen diamonds.
Style: realistic, feel good, humorous, semi serious
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: dog, pets, crime gone awry, danger, good versus evil, battles, treasure hunt, rivalry, rescue, heist, disorder, heroes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%