Movies like The Shaggy Dog 1994

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The Shaggy Dog (1994)
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The Shaggy Dog (1994)
Genre: Family, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Preteen Moochie Daniels just wants a dog, but his dad, Daniel, is allergic to canines, like Bundles, the shabby sheep dog of neighbor Charlie Mulvihill who secretly trained his pet to help him steal jewels. Mooch's big brother Wilbert 'Wilby' is smart, shy and a promising inventor, but hopelessly clumsy when it comes to girls, and is jealous of his slick mate Trey who has no problems. Desperate Wilby resorts to a spell from the ring of Lucrezia Borgia (he accidentally got from dad's museum of curiosities), which magically turns him into Bundles and back at uncontrollable times. This is how he also knows that the diamond on loan in his father's museum is Charlie's next target.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: dog, fight, family relations, german shepherd, fire, father son relationship, ritual, cell, underwear, handcuffs, human becoming an animal, brother brother relationship, public humiliation, bed, dog movie, sheepdog

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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 family relations, family, disorder, dog, father son relationship, family life and culture clash mostly in Comedy, Family and Fantasy genres. Some movies like The Shaggy Dog: Charley and the Angel (1973), Summerdog (1977), Husband For Hire (2008), The Skateboard Kid (1993), The Skateboard Kid 2 (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, psychotronic, funny ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: dog, lawyer, conspiracy, district attorney, family, farce, dishonesty, misfit, heroes, getting home, youth, legal action ...
Time: 70s
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95%
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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, feel good, semi serious, light, touching ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night, teens ...
Plot: human becomes animal, family, human becoming an animal, dog, experiment gone awry, pets, transformation, parents and children, disorder, family life, genetic engineering, parent child relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
Charley and the Angel (1973)
Genre: Family, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Charley is a workaholic family man that finds out from an angel that his "number's up" and he will be dying soon so he tries to change his ways and be a better husband and father with the time he has left.
Style: sentimental, feel good, offbeat, touching, humorous ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: redemption, family relations, going straight, gangsters, hopes, miraculous event, human spirit, unfulfillment, family, love and romance, supernatural, couples ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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Summerdog (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In this heart-tugging kids movie, a vacationing family finds an abandoned mutt and kindly decide to name him Hobo and take him to their home in the big city. When their wicked landlord finds out about the pooch, he threatens to boot them out. ...
Plot: family relations, landlord, dog, vacation, pets
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Husband For Hire (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Husband for Hire is a 2008 comedy television film that premiered on Oxygen Network on January 24, 2008. Husband for Hire was written and directed by Kris Isacsson, and it starred Nadine Velazquez, Tempestt Bledsoe, Mark Consuelos, Erik Estrada and ...
Plot: public humiliation, party, ritual, scolding, dancing, bed, underwear, towel, briefs
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59%
The Skateboard Kid (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: No one could be more bored than Zack, the new kid in town with no friends in sight. When a gang of hip, skateboarding thrashers start cruising his neighborhood, Zack hopes his luck will change. But they want nothing to do with him. Then Zack makes ...
Plot: skateboarding, skateboard, family relations, magical object
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57%
The Skateboard Kid 2 (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Take a roller coaster ride full of high octane adventure as 12 year old Sammy takes to the skies. With the help of a magical flying skateboard, Sammy ends up the hottest skateboarder in town. But a group of local thrashers don't like the extra ...
Plot: skateboarding, family relations, skateboard, magical object
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Doctor Dolittle (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A successful physician and devoted family man, John Dolittle (Eddie Murphy) seems to have the world by the tail, until a long suppressed talent he possessed as a child, the ability to communicate with animals is suddenly reawakened with a vengeance! ...
Style: light, funny, emotional, melancholic, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, date night, pre-teens, girls' night ...
Plot: animal human communication, veterinarian, father daughter relationship, father son relationship, friendship, clinic, doctor, dog, african american, talking animals, dysfunctional family, monkey ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Water of Life (2017)
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Terminally ill kings has trouble deciding which one his two, fundamentally different, sons should be his heir. It would be best if he would have more time to make his decicion but none of the treatments are working as expected. Finally a hunter ...
Style: fairy tale
Plot: forgery, kissing, medical examination, brother brother relationship, father son relationship, ritual, drinking, bed, transformation, ghost, gift, therapy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: nanny, family relations, animal life, disorder, teenage life, family life, curses spells and rituals, ghost, family, danger, youth, mischievous children ...
Place: mexico, latin america, france, europe
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51%
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Trading Mom (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 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: feel good, humorous, offbeat, semi serious
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family relations, single parent, magic, teenage girl, family life, child as adult, siblings relations, nothing goes right, youth, coming of age, mischievous children, down on your luck ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.8
 199
Day-O (1992)
Genre: Family, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A five-year-old named Grace creates an imaginary friend, because her parents only pay attention to the new baby, Tony. Now at 35, his sole friend reappears to help her.
Plot: family relations, self esteem, imaginary friend, friendship, parent child relationship, father daughter relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Freaky Friday (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: TV remake of 1976 movie Freaky Friday.
Plot: female director, school teacher, marriage proposal, bicycle, ladder, cigarette smoking, fish out of water, restaurant, single mother, mother daughter relationship, roller skating, child driving car ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Please Don't Eat the Daisies (1965)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Please Don't Eat the Daisies is an American sitcom that aired on NBC from September 14, 1965 to April 22, 1967. The series was based upon the 1957 book by Jean Kerr and 1960 film starring Doris Day and David Niven. The series ran for 58 ...
Style: sitcom
Plot: suburbs, family, maid, sheepdog, family relations, professor, father son relationship, brother brother relationship, dog, husband wife relationship, college, german shepherd ...
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Wizard of Oz On Ice (1996)
Genre: Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Story: An ice-skating television adaptation of the 1939 musical film based on Lyman Frank Baum's 1900 fairy tale novel "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz".
Plot: wizard of oz, it was all a dream, lion, tornado, skating, family relations, shoes, wizards, dog, surrealism, scarecrow
Place: kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.6
 41K
Fred Claus (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Fred Claus and Santa Claus have been estranged brothers for many years. Now Fred must reconcile his differences with his brother whom he believes overshadows him. When an efficiency expert assesses the workings at the North Pole and threatens to ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, semi serious, light, melancholic ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: christmas, santa claus, holiday, family relations, north pole, family, snow, sibling relationship, imaginary, toys, disorder, redemption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1993, 2000s, 20th century ...
Place: tower bridge london, london, chicago illinois, sydney australia, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.3
 12K
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, feel good, semi serious, surprise ending, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens, girls' night
Plot: body swapping, child as adult, disney, hockey, family relations, ice hockey, self discovery, wish come true, switching roles, family, coming of age, misfit ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, turkey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
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A Mom for Christmas (1990)
Genre: Fantasy, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The story revolves around 11-year-old Jessica (Juliet Sorcey), whose mother died when she was three years old. Her father Jim (Doug Sheehan) is a workaholic with little time for his daughter. Just before the Christmas holiday season, Jessica wins a ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, offbeat
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, family relations, miraculous event, parents and children, single parent, family, imaginary, holiday, shoplifter, department store, beauty, mannequin ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Prehysteria! 2 (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A rich boy desperate for attention makes friends with the dinosaurs of "Prehysteria!". Prehysteria! 2
Style: psychotronic
Plot: dinosaur, mansion, rich, governess, toy train, father son relationship, exterminator, cake, family relations
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.0
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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: exciting, touching, humorous, feel good, sentimental ...
Audience: preschoolers, family outing
Plot: family relations, blind ambition, danger, family, heroes, rescue, family life, ghost, adventure, supernatural ability, friends, invisibility ...
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My Pet Monster (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Synder, the historian who has spent many years trying to unlock the powers of the statue, wishes to capture Max for validation of his life's work.
Style: surprise ending, cult film, psychotronic
Plot: family relations, monster, brother sister relationship, transformation, boy, poodle
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: humorous, feel good, semi serious, light, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, horror for children, pre-teens, family outing, teens
Plot: friendship, monster, young heroes, family, adventure, mischievous children, child as adult, fish out of water, supernatural ability, imaginary, best friends, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: feel good, humorous, funny, romantic, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, pre-teens, teens
Plot: family, large family, mischievous children, siblings relations, family life, family relations, blended family, parents and children, opposites attract, eccentric family, single parent, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: connecticut, usa, san francisco
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35%
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Are We Done Yet? (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Newlyweds Nick and Suzanne decide to move to the suburbs to provide a better life for their two kids. But their idea of a dream home is disturbed by a contractor with a bizarre approach to business.
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, light, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: family, renovation, family life, domestic disturbance, nothing goes right, family problems, parents and children, house, interracial friendship, african american, family relations, pregnancy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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: semi serious, humorous, offbeat
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids, pre-teens
Plot: reincarnation, disorder, family life, hidden identity, redemption, family relations, animal life, family, impossible love, love and romance, eccentric family, getting home ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.0
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Crown Prince (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Somewhere in the Forbidden Forest lives a wicked sorcerer Kruciatus (Josef Abrhám). One hundred years ago he tried to destroy a kingdom now ruled by King Alexander (Jaromír Hanzlík), who has two sons - the heir of the throne Prince Jan (Patrik ...
Style: fairy tale, psychotronic
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Escanaba in da Moonlight (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A macho man in a family on the eve of deer-hunting season must deal with the eldest son's curse of never having bagged a buck.
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, entertaining, offbeat ...
Plot: goofy hero, obsessive quest, disorder, family relations, family problems, parents and children, dysfunctional family, father son relationship, brother brother relationship, deer hunting, abduction, americana ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: michigan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Year Without a Santa Claus (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Thoroughly disgruntled, Santa (Goodman) opts to take a year off from delivering presents, until a young man helps him rediscover the meaning of the holidays.
Style: light, fairy tale, sweet, feel good
Plot: christmas, santa claus, workaholic, family relations, family bonds, christmas present, kids and family, culture clash, christmas eve, vacation, christmas season, holiday ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: feel good, humorous, funny, entertaining, touching ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night, teens
Plot: large family, family, family relations, chaos, chaos and mayhem, parents and children, siblings relations, nothing goes right, prank, children, elementary school, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, illinois, usa, manhattan new york city, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.8
 160K
Mary Poppins (1964)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A magical nanny employs music and adventure to help two neglected children become closer to their father.
Style: uplifting, fairy tale, feel good, touching, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, girls' night
Plot: nanny, mischievous children, magic, family, imagination, family values, parents and children, new job, family relations, female protagonist, adventure, dance ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, edwardian era
Place: london, europe, england, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%