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The Shaggy D.A.
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, semi serious, feel good, funny, entertaining, light, melancholic, suspense
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: family, dog, lawyer, college, legal action, fall in love, transformation, disney, family life, kids and family, fish out of water, children, greed, dishonesty, catastrophe, misfit, district attorney, mentor, disorder, mischievous children, magic, natural disaster, animals, justice, race ...
Time: 70s
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Mary Poppins
Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
USA
139 min.
 7.8
The Love Bug
Comedy, Family, Sport
USA
108 min.
 6.5
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, feel good and entertaining films with plots about dialogue, culture clash, destiny, mentor, redemption, catastrophe and family mostly in Family, Comedy and Fantasy genres. Some movies like The Shaggy D.A.: Blackbeard's Ghost (1968), The Ugly Dachshund (1966), Freaky Friday (1976), Beethoven (1992), The Love Bug (1968). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Blackbeard's Ghost
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 ...
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Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: family, island, witch, gambling, pirate, swashbuckler, ghost, college, hotel, ghosts, young heroes, friendship ...
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The Ugly Dachshund
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: semi serious, humorous, feel good, sweet, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: family, dog, suburbs, anti heroes, marriage, disney, happy ending, best friends, kids and family, chase, mischievous children, animals ...
Time: 60s
Place: san francisco
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The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again
Genre: Family, Comedy, 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, realistic, feel good, funny ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: family, bank robbery, bank, crimes, disney, heroes, mars, disorder, gang, destiny, kids and family, mentor ...
Time: 70s
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Freaky Friday
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, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: family, coming of age, mischievous children, teenager, children, disney, switching roles, child as adult, dysfunctional family, self discovery, childhood, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, california
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Beethoven
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: semi serious, feel good, humorous, entertaining, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: family, dog, children, dysfunctional family, kids and family, anti heroes, suburbs, pets, adoption, redemption, rescue, animals ...
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The Love Bug
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
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Duration: 108 min.
Story: Herbie is a car - but no ordinary car. The story follows the Volkswagen Beetle with a mind of its own from the showroom to the race track, with various close escapes in between. Three further Herbie movies were to follow.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, sweet, exciting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family, adventure, cars, racing, on the road, buddies, kids and family, disney, race, friendship, fish out of water, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: san francisco, california
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    User:   53%
 
A Simple Wish
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: fairy tale, semi serious, feel good, humorous, offbeat ...
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Plot: magic, family, witch, vengeance, mischievous children, kids and family, children, dog, supernatural ability, revenge, fantasy world, witches ...
Place: nebraska, usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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    User:   42%
 
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The Shaggy Dog
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Duration: 98 min.
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Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, offbeat, touching ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, chick flick
Plot: family, dog, lawyer, laboratory, pets, kids and family, disney, parents and children, children, jungle, experiment gone awry, animals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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System:   52%
    User:   44%
 
Harry and the Hendersons
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: humorous, touching, semi serious, feel good, offbeat ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
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System:   48%
    User:   48%
 
Herbie Rides Again
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: semi serious, humorous, feel good, exciting, surreal ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family, chase, adventure, skyscraper, on the road, racing, cars, rescue, greed, race, disney, chases and races ...
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   39%
 
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Gordy
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
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Duration: 90 min.
Story: A talking pig named Gordy becomes involved in a quest to save his family from the slaughterhouse.
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, touching, road movie ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: family, on the road, anti heroes, countryside, best friends, animals, children, mischievous children, social misfits, talking animals, underdog, rescue ...
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   39%
 
For the Love of Benji
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: humorous, semi serious, feel good, entertaining, light
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family, dog, friendship, chase, adventure, family life, fish out of water, children, kids and family, animals, anti heroes, natural disaster ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   51%
 
The Million Dollar Duck
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
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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, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: family, chase, laboratory, dog, anti heroes, greed, animals, buddies, disney, odd couple, kids and family, unlikely partners ...
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System:   45%
    User:   47%
 
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Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi, Family
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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 ...
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    User:   44%
 
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Bogus
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Duration: 110 min.
Story: Recently orphaned, a young boy is taken in by his godmother who is shocked to realize that she can see the boy's imaginary friend: a flamboyant, French magician named Bogus.
Style: sentimental, touching, semi serious, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: imaginary friend, family, friendship, magic, young heroes, imagination, childhood, dealing with death, children, death, wizards and magicians, imaginary ...
Place: new jersey, las vegas, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   42%
 
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
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System:   38%
    User:   34%
 
That Darn Cat!
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Family, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A young woman suspects foul play when her cat comes home wearing a wrist watch. Convincing the FBI, though, and catching the bad guys is tougher than she imagined.
Style: humorous, semi serious, entertaining, sweet, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
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Time: 20th century, 60s
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System:   38%
    User:   36%
 
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Air Bud: Golden Receiver
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, semi serious, humorous, sentimental, inspirational ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers, teens
Plot: dog, family, kidnapping, school, sport, football, best friends, basketball, children, russian, pets, animals ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   32%
 
Angels in the Outfield
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Roger is a foster child whose irresponsible father promises to get his act together when Roger's favourite baseball team, the California Angels, wins the pennant. The problem is that the Angels are in last place, so Roger prays for help to turn ...
Style: touching, semi serious, feel good, humorous, inspirational ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: baseball, underdog, family, children, contests and competitions, kids and family, disney, sport, parents and children, sport team, americana, childhood ...
Time: 18th century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   32%
 
The Gnome-Mobile
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An eccentric millionaire and his grandchildren are embroiled in the plights of some forest gnomes who are searching for the rest of their tribe. While helping them, the millionaire is suspected of being crazy because he's seeing gnomes! ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, touching, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: adventure, family, magic, chase, good versus evil, mischievous children, talking animals, children, odd couple, childhood, mental institution, disney ...
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   31%
 
Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Herbie, the Volkswagen Beetle with a mind of its own, is racing in the Monte Carlo Rally. But thieves have hidden a cache of stolen diamonds in Herbie's gas tank, and are now trying to get them back.
Style: feel good, twists and turns, semi serious, humorous, offbeat ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: family, chase, adventure, racing, cars, race, disney, kids and family, contests and competitions, children, race against time, animals ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, france, paris france, monte carlo, riviera
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System:   37%
    User:   38%
 
Ernest Saves Christmas
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, feel good, offbeat, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: holiday, family, christmas, nothing goes right, magic, fish out of water, goofy hero, children, mad scientist, runaway, mischievous children, odd couple ...
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System:   35%
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The Apple Dumpling Gang
Genre: Family, Comedy, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A roving bachelor gets saddled with three children and a wealth of trouble when the youngsters stumble upon a huge gold nugget. They join forces with two bumbling outlaws to fend off the greedy townspeople and soon find themselves facing a surly ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, sweet, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: family, adventure, chase, gang, disney, children, lone wolves, bank, dialogue, kids and family, mischievous children, childhood ...
Time: 19th century, 80s, 1870s
Place: california, usa, new orleans, mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   31%
 
The Santa Clause 2
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Better watch out! The big guy in red is coming to town once again. This time, Scott Calvin -- also known as Santa Claus -- finds out there's an obscure clause in his contract requiring him to take on a wife. He has to leave the North Pole to ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, touching, funny ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, family, holiday, magic, toys, children, parents and children, happy ending, kids and family, disney, fall in love, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
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System:   35%
    User:   38%
 
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The Kid
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Powerful businessman Russ Duritz is self-absorbed and immersed in his work. But by the magic of the moon, he meets Rusty, a chubby, charming 8-year-old version of himself who can't believe he could turn out so badly -- with no life and no dog. ...
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, feel good, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family, time travel, redemption, childhood, midlife crisis, changing the past or future, introspection, kids and family, road not taken, children, dog, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 60s, 20th century, 21st century, future ...
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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System:   33%
    User:   39%
 
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: semi serious, feel good, 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
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System:   32%
    User:   30%
 
Nanny McPhee Returns
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Nanny McPhee appears at the door of a harried young mother, Mrs. Isabel Green, who is trying to run the family farm while her husband is away at war. But once she’s arrived, Nanny McPhee discovers that the children are fighting a war of their own ...
Style: semi serious, captivating, uplifting, touching, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family, children, nanny, magic, mischievous children, single father, kids and family, culture clash, farm, save the day, countryside, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century
Place: england, europe, london
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System:   31%
    User:   36%
 

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