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The Shaggy D.A. (1976)
 5.8
 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, semi serious, feel good, funny, entertaining, light, melancholic, suspense
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: dog, lawyer, district attorney, family, college, legal action, fall in love, family life, fish out of water, dishonesty, misfit, disorder, mischievous children, pets, getting home, child as adult, college life, curses spells and rituals, teenage life, wish come true, animal life, estrangement, campaign, danger, heroes ...
Time: 70s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, feel good and melancholic films with plots about family, disorder, family relations, dog, family life, youth and heroes mostly in Family, Comedy and Fantasy genres. Some movies like The Shaggy D.A.: The Ugly Dachshund (1966), Blackbeard's Ghost (1968), Freaky Friday (1976), Beethoven (1992), Dr. Dolittle 3 (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: semi serious, humorous, feel good, sweet, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: great dane, dachshund, family, suburbs, anti heroes, best friends, mischievous children, unlikely partners, young heroes, save the day, mistaken identity, family life ...
Time: 60s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: semi serious, feel good, humorous, light, funny ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: witch, pirate, gambling, island, ghost, college, coach, family, young heroes, friendship, curses spells and rituals, good versus evil ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
 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: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: child as adult, body swapping, self discovery, family, hockey, mischievous children, switching roles, coming of age, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, wish come true, family life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 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, offbeat, touching ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, chick flick
Plot: family, human becomes animal, pets, dog, experiment gone awry, laboratory, transformation, surfing, lawyer, parents and children, daughter, parent child relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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 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, semi serious, humorous, entertaining, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: pets, family, saint bernard dog, puppy, rescue, anti heroes, suburbs, heroes, disorder, dog, mischievous children, save the day ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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: semi serious, humorous, offbeat
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: family, family life, pets, animal life, family relations, friends, animal, ranch, odd couple, anthropomorphism, fish out of water, imaginary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: hotel, skiing, loan, family relations, family, disorder, friends, starting over, resort, against the odds, family life, broken arm ...
Time: 70s
Place: colorado, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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, semi serious, humorous, offbeat, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: magic, fairy godmother, family, wish come true, mischievous children, supernatural ability, young heroes, follow your dream, parents and children, child as adult, vengeance, cinderella story ...
Place: nebraska, usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 4.8
 623
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: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: pets, dog, goofy hero, in the woods, family, mischievous children, adventure, young heroes, crime gone awry, crime, rescue, save the day ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again (1979)
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, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: family, bank, crimes, heroes, disorder, gang, goofy hero, orphan, going straight, heist, family life, partners ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: humorous, semi serious, touching, feel good, offbeat ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: family, heroes, beast, bigfoot, french canadian, wildlife, sasquatch, hamburger, bad smell, footprint, vegetarian, adventure ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: semi serious, humorous, feel good
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: rescue, dog, child custody, mischievous children, young heroes, family, adventure, daring rescue, getting home, family life, danger, heroes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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: semi serious, feel good, humorous, entertaining, sentimental
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: pets, nothing goes right, friends, family, animal life, suburbs, family relations, disorder, fish out of water, family life, great dane, dog ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, feel good, humorous
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, kids
Plot: anti heroes, countryside, family, mischievous children, odd couple, young heroes, parents and children, social differences, adolescence vs adulthood, child as adult, mistaken identity, family life ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: nanny, mischievous children, family life, youth, family relations, family, disorder, ghost, prank, curses spells and rituals, teenage life, animal life ...
Place: mexico, europe, france, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.5
 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: semi serious, feel good, humorous, offbeat
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: single parent, child as adult, coming of age, nothing goes right, family life, youth, family relations, mischievous children, siblings relations, magic, mother, family ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Son of the Mask (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Tim Avery, an aspiring cartoonist, finds himself in a predicament when his dog stumbles upon the mask of Loki. Then after conceiving an infant son "born of the mask", he discovers just how looney child raising can be.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, idiotic, awful ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: baby, mask, superhero, family, viking, mischievous children, adventure, superhuman powers, rescue, save the day, parents and children, child as adult ...
Place: pakistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.1
 63
A Dog's Tale (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Family
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: feel good, semi serious, humorous, touching, exciting
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: adventure, daring rescue, getting home, family, treasure hunt, child as adult, family gatherings, family life, wish come true, danger, escapades, family relations ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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: semi serious, feel good, humorous, sentimental, football movie ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers, kids, teens
Plot: sport, dog, sport team, kidnapping, american football, family, best friends, school, pets, contests and competitions, rescue, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: pets, filmmaking, rivalry, hollywood, mischievous children, rescue, family, save the day, adventure, nothing goes right, family life, fish out of water ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: humorous, semi serious, feel good, entertaining, light
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: pets, family, espionage, kidnapping, family life, adventure, fish out of water, anti heroes, friendship, mischievous children, odd couple, daring rescue ...
Time: 70s
Place: greece, europe, athens greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Mrs. Santa Claus (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Neglected by her husband during the pre-Christmas rush, Mrs. Santa Claus takes the reindeer and sleigh out for a drive, only to end up stranded in the multi-cultural neighbourhood of Manhattan's Lower East Side of the early 1900s.
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: santa claus, mischievous children, family, mistaken identity, family life, fish out of water, disorder, couple relations, righting the wronged, dishonesty, love and romance, youth ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Ernest Scared Stupid (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Well-intentioned, eternally bumbling Ernest P. Worrell accidentally releases an evil demon from its sacred tomb. As the demon flexes its power and goes on a ruinous rampage, good-guy Ernest tries to step in to save the town from mass destruction. ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, offbeat, idiotic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: halloween, troll, evil, danger, family, goofy hero, mischievous children, fish out of water, disorder, rescue, escapades, heroes ...
Time: 20th century
Place: missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: humorous, semi serious, feel good, exciting, surreal ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: chase, adventure, family, skyscraper, on the road, rescue, shopping mall, chases and races, dishonesty, disorder, fall in love, golden years ...
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Marley & Me: The Puppy Years (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Fall into puppy love with “the world’s worst dog”, who now has a frisky voice and an attitude to match. Join Marley for his mischievous puppy years, as he and his summer pal, Bodie Grogan, wreak havoc on a neighborhood dog contest. Marley ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, sentimental, exciting
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: pets, dog, puppy, youth, family, anthropomorphism, contests and competitions, chaos and mayhem, teenage life, animal life, coming of age, nothing goes right ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.2
 246
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: semi serious, feel good, humorous, suspense
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: adventure, mischievous children, single parent, young heroes, rescue, family, friendship, parents and children, child as adult, imaginary kingdom, teenage life, wish come true ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Air Bud: Seventh Inning Fetch (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Josh is off to his first year of college and buddy has stayed behind with joshs little sister andrea and the rest of the family. Adrea attempting to fit in with her jr. High classmates decides to join the baseball team and along the way discovers ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, kids
Plot: sport, golden retriever, dog, best friends, college, family, laboratory, mischievous children, adventure, baseball, odd couple, underdog ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 4.9
 200
My Ghost Dog (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Dog's ghost returns to help boy win a custody battle, fight bullies and find his loving but shy step-dad a nice girlfriend.
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, exciting, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers
Plot: family life, family relations, ghost, family, supernatural ability, adventure, blind ambition, rescue, wizards and magicians, animal life, danger, heroes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 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: semi serious, humorous, stylized, feel good, surreal ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: nose, parents and children, family, miraculous event, puppet, lie, fish out of water, escapades, imaginary, youth, disorder, obsessive quest ...
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Treasure Buddies (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Disney's irresistible talking puppies are back in an all-new movie that takes them halfway across the world to the ruins of ancient Egypt. With the help of some exotic new friends, this epic adventure is a treasure trove of pure Buddy fun. In a ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, sentimental
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: treasure hunt, airplane, monkey, cat, save the day, family, escapades, adventure, rivalry, pets, young heroes, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%