Movies like The Shaggy Dog

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The Shaggy Dog (2006)
 4.4
 19K
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: feel good, humorous, light, semi serious, funny, sweet, entertaining, melancholic, touching, psychotronic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, teens, chick flick, pre-teens
Plot: dog, family, human becoming an animal, disney, experiment gone awry, pets, transformation, divorce, kids and family, parents and children, disorder, parent child relationship, family life, genetic engineering, animals, animal rights, magic, lawyer, body swapping, court, husband wife relationship, snake, catastrophe, race, children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary

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Most similar movies to The Shaggy Dog

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, feel good, semi serious and light films with plots about family, family relations, disorder, dog, youth, pets and family life mostly in Family, Comedy and Fantasy genres. Some movies like The Shaggy Dog: Nine Lives (2016), Harry and the Hendersons (1987), Jungle 2 Jungle (1997), Ramona and Beezus (2010), Fluke (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.3
 23K
Nine Lives (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: France, China, Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A stuffy businessman finds himself trapped inside the body of his family's cat.
Style: light, entertaining, sweet, feel good, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: cat, animals, transformation, kids and family, family, switching bodies, happy ending, love, magic, talking animals, saving a life, father daughter relationship ...
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100%
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, touching, feel good, melancholic, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: bigfoot, sasquatch, wildlife, family, fish out of water, adventure, kindness, brothers, happy ending, mentor, police investigation, beast ...
Time: 80s
Place: seattle, washington state, usa, north america, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Jungle 2 Jungle (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: France, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Uptight New York City executive, Michael Cromwell, pursues his soon-to-be ex-wife to South America and returns home with the son he never knew he had -- a boy raised in a tribal village in Brazil. Armed with only his blowgun, the 13-year-old ...
Style: feel good, light, funny, humorous, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, teens, girls' night, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: jungle, culture clash, fish out of water, disney, adventure, eccentric family, parents and children, mischievous children, disorder, nothing goes right, childhood, teenage boy ...
Place: new york, venezuela, usa, latin america, brazil ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, unusual plot structure, sweet, touching, melancholic ...
Audience: kids, teens, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: dog, disney, lawyer, family, animal life, farce, transformation, animals, curse, district attorney, first contact, fight scenes ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Ramona and Beezus (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Ramona is a little girl with a very big imagination and a nose for mischief. Her playful antics keep everyone in her loving family on their toes, including her older sister Beezus, who's just trying to survive her first year of high school. ...
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, girls' night, chick flick ...
Plot: mischievous children, youth, aunt niece relationship, family relations, teenager, family life, family, parent child relationship, sibling relationship, two sisters, disorder, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 7K
Fluke (1995)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Workaholic Thomas Johnson dies in an auto accident and comes back to life as a dog. Remembering some of who he was, he returns to his wife and son to protect them from the man who caused his accident. But, as time goes by, he remembers more of his ...
Style: touching, humorous, light, emotional, sentimental ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: dog, reincarnation, talking dog, afterlife, human becoming an animal, family relations, family life, family, getting home, death, starting over, hopes ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: fairy tale, feel good, humorous, funny, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: magic, good versus evil, fairy godmother, magic wand, family, witch, father daughter relationship, rivalry, down on your luck, supernatural ability, wish come true, parents and children ...
Place: nebraska, manhattan new york city, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 103
A Dog's Tale (2000)
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: feel good, touching, semi serious, humorous, exciting
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: youth, child as adult, mischievous children, adventure, wish come true, treasure hunt, heroes, escapades, daring rescue, hopes, disorder, family life ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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A Halloween Puppy (2012)
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A boy accidentally turns his mom's boyfriend into a dog.
Style: humorous, feel good, light, captivating, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: halloween, dog, human becoming an animal, family, magic, youth, best friends, curses spells and rituals, family relations, friendship, disorder, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 3.8
 616
Cool Dog (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Jimmy lives in the tranquil town of Eagle Rock, Louisiana, with his father, stepmother and his best friend Rainy, a German Shepherd. When Jimmy's father gets a promotion, the family must relocate to an apartment in New York City that has a ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, light, road movie ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: dog, forceful separation, friendship, on the road, save the day, pets, disorder, family life, youth, road trip, german shepherd, farce ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, louisiana, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
A Talking Cat!?! (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A mysterious talking cat uses its powers of communication to enrich the lives of two different families, and bring them together.
Style: humorous, light, feel good, captivating, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: cat, single parent, family relations, pets, disorder, parents and children, youth, talking cat, supernatural, brother sister relationship, animals, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Finn on the Fly (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: FINN ON THE FLY is a madcap comedy filled with wild chases, mistaken identity and young romance.
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, captivating, offbeat
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: mad scientist, experiment gone awry, friendship, mischievous children, family relations, disorder, misfit, pets, getting home, family, escapades, science runs amok ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.7
 71K
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, sweet, humorous, funny, sincere ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, preschoolers, teens ...
Plot: dog, family, children, puppy, pets, animal actor, saint bernard dog, animals, childhood, pet dog, dog actor, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 3.6
 211
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, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: dog, father daughter relationship, widower, family relations, family, friends, pets, parents and children, disorder, youth, single parent, mischievous children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Dog Who Saved Christmas Vacation (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The Bannister family including former K-9 police hero Zeus (voiced by Mario López) is back, and this time they're spending their holidays at a beautiful Rocky Mountain resort. But toss in an unexpected visit from cocky Uncle Randy (Casper Van ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, touching, light
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: christmas, dog, family, pets, animal life, save the day, adventure, love, holiday, destiny, golden retriever, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.4
 23K
Hotel for Dogs (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Placed in a foster home that doesn't allow pets, 16-year-old Andi and her younger brother, Bruce, turn an abandoned hotel into a home for their dog. Soon other strays arrive, and the hotel becomes a haven for every orphaned canine in town. But ...
Style: feel good, entertaining, humorous, light, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens, girls' night
Plot: dog, orphan, mischievous children, siblings relations, husky dog, animal lover, young heroes, pets, animals, friends, youth, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: antarctica, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Alexander's day begins with gum stuck in his hair, followed by more calamities. Though he finds little sympathy from his family and begins to wonder if bad things only happen to him, his mom, dad, brother, and sister all find themselves living ...
Style: entertaining, humorous, feel good, touching, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, teens, pre-teens
Plot: family, childhood, disney, job interview, siblings relations, father son relationship, brothers, birthday party, family relations, bad luck, young heroes, mischievous children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Mr. Popper's Penguins (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Jim Carrey stars as Tom Popper, a successful businessman who’s clueless when it comes to the really important things in life...until he inherits six “adorable” penguins, each with its own unique personality. Soon Tom’s rambunctious roommates ...
Style: funny, humorous, entertaining, feel good, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, teens, pre-teens
Plot: penguins, animals, pets, children, animal life, bird, adventure, family relations, family, animal training, parents and children, inheritance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s, 70s, year 1980 ...
Place: new york, antarctica, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Soccer Dog: European Cup (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Soccer Dog: European Cup opens with the titular hero, Kimble, escaping the clutches of an evil scientist, bent on performing animal experiments. Our plucky canine hero then falls into the hands of Zack (Jake Thomas), an American boy who's been ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, captivating
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: soccer, follow your dream, athlete's life, ambition, human spirit, contests and competitions, rivalry, family relations, disorder, family, hopes, against the odds ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, kids, pre-teens
Plot: animals, pets, friends, family life, family, family relations, misfit, partners, disorder, teenage life, animal life, youth ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Abner, the Invisible Dog (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A bullied teen stumbles into possession of a top-secret government formula that turns his dog invisible and gives it the power of speech.
Style: feel good, humorous, light, captivating, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: dog, youth, friendship, family, pets, suburbs, birthday, invisibility, animal life, farce, friends, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Marley & Me: The Puppy Years (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
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: exciting, sentimental, semi serious, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, pre-teens, kids
Plot: dog, puppy, pets, youth, talking dog, family, nothing goes right, teenage life, chaos and mayhem, friends, family relations, anthropomorphism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: semi serious, humorous, feel good, realistic
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: dog, pets, filmmaking, disorder, rescue, odd couple, adventure, mischievous children, hollywood, fish out of water, human animal relationship, owner dog relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Beethoven's 3rd (2000)
Genre: Family, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Everyone's favorite St. Bernard returns in this family film about man's best friend. Richard Newton, his wife Beth and kids Brennan and Sara shove off in their camper for a road trip. Along the way, they gain a new passenger: slobbery ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: dog, human dog relationship, animals, family relations, pets, family life, disorder, escapades, nothing goes right, family, parents and children, silly humor ...
Time: 90s, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 4.4
 879
Mr. Troop Mom (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Public Defender Eddie is a widower with a 13 year-old daughter, Naomi. A classic workaholic, Eddie has been M.I.A. for most of Naomi's big moments. But when an unfortunately timed accident gives Eddie the opportunity to become the "Team ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic, touching
Audience: family outing, chick flick, pre-teens, kids
Plot: youth, parents and children, treasure hunt, family, family life, siblings relations, family relations, friends, camp, summer camp, forest, obstacle course ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 2.5
 522
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: humorous, semi serious, offbeat
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: reincarnation, family relations, hidden identity, disorder, redemption, family life, eccentric family, custody, odd couple, dealing with death, uninhibited rivalry, adventure ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.7
 9K
House Arrest (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: High-schooler Grover Beindorf and his younger sister Stacy decide that their parents, Janet and Ned, are acting childishly when they decide to divorce after 18 years of marriage, so they lock them up in the basement until they'll sort out their ...
Style: feel good, humorous, light, touching, sexy ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing
Plot: divorce, family, love, husband wife relationship, childhood, family relations, teenager, family problems, parents and children, couples, family life, children ...
Time: 90s
Place: hawaii, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Dr. Dolittle: The Final (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Maya Dolittle can talk to animals. She gets discovered and Tiffany Monaco, a Hollywood star, brings her to L.A. to help her little puppy, who turns out to be a boy.
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, unusual plot structure, contemplative
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: dog, pets, hollywood, showbiz, lifestyle, follow your dream, family, artists and showbiz, disorder, celebrity culture, animal life, empire ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.6
 44K
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: humorous, sentimental, light, melancholic, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: christmas, holiday, family, santa claus, family relations, toys, north pole, sibling relationship, redemption, snow, husky dog, happy ending ...
Time: 21st century, year 1993, future, contemporary, 90s ...
Place: sydney australia, chicago illinois, illinois, paris france, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.1
 42K
The Kid (2000)
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: touching, feel good, humorous, sweet, inspirational ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: time travel, redemption, indifference, disney, youth, family, unfulfillment, changing the past or future, cynic, father son estrangement, happy ending, supernatural ...
Time: 2000s, future, 60s, contemporary, 20th century ...
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%