Movies like The Shaggy Dog

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The Shaggy Dog (2006)
 4.4
 18K
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, offbeat, psychotronic, sweet, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night, teens, chick flick
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, trial, surfing, laboratory, divorce, wife husband relationship, husband wife relationship, kids and family, family relations, estrangement, lawyer, workaholic, daughter, snake ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary

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, family life, farce and redemption mostly in Family, Comedy and Fantasy genres. Some movies like The Shaggy Dog: Ramona and Beezus (2010), Evan Almighty (2007), Harry and the Hendersons (1987), A Simple Wish (1997), A Halloween Puppy (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Ramona and Beezus (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 104 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, pre-teens
Plot: mischievous children, aunt niece relationship, family relations, youth, family life, disorder, siblings relations, sibling relationship, parent child relationship, father daughter relationship, money problems, family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ 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, feel good, semi serious, psychotronic, funny ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: dog, lawyer, conspiracy, district attorney, family, farce, family relations, estrangement, animal life, body swapping, disorder, campaign ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.4
 138K
Evan Almighty (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: God contacts Congressman Evan Baxter and tells him to build an ark in preparation for a great flood.
Style: humorous, semi serious, funny, entertaining, inspirational ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night
Plot: noah's ark, god, imaginary, miraculous event, workaholic, family relations, against the odds, prophecy, danger, save the day, disorder, flood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., usa, virginia, u.s. capitol building
⇓ similarity ⇓
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: touching, humorous, feel good, melancholic, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: wildlife, sasquatch, fish out of water, family, adventure, friendship, parents and children, hunting, family relations, kindness, vegetarian, bigfoot ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, seattle, seattle washington, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, semi serious, funny ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: magic, fairy godmother, family, imaginary, rivalry, down on your luck, supernatural ability, wish come true, mischievous children, parents and children, father daughter relationship, family relations ...
Place: nebraska, new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: feel good, humorous, light, captivating, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: halloween, human becomes animal, human becoming an animal, family, curses spells and rituals, youth, best friends, magic, dog, family relations, friendship, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.7
 65K
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, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, girls' night ...
Plot: dog, puppy, pets, family, children, nothing goes right, parents and children, family life, rescue, family relations, suburbs, animal rescue ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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, captivating, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family relations, pets, parents and children, disorder, youth, single parent, talking cat, cat, talking animals, supernatural, friends, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, captivating, feel good, offbeat
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: mad scientist, experiment gone awry, friendship, mischievous children, pets, getting home, escapades, misfit, animal life, family relations, disorder, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 3.8
 164
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, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: family relations, family, friends, parents and children, pets, mischievous children, youth, disorder, dog, friendship, escapades, single parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Jungle 2 Jungle (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA, France
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, entertaining, humorous ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: fish out of water, culture clash, jungle, eccentric family, parents and children, mischievous children, disorder, nothing goes right, teenage boy, 13 year old, family relations, stock broker ...
Place: new york, venezuela, usa, brazil, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.7
 6K
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, semi serious, humorous, feel good, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: reincarnation, dog, human becomes animal, talking dog, dog movie, family relations, family life, human becoming an animal, getting home, starting over, afterlife, family ...
Place: united states, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: humorous, feel good, semi serious, captivating
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: children, human spirit, ambition, follow your dream, athlete's life, rivalry, contests and competitions, family, hopes, family relations, disorder, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, touching, light, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: family, pets, animal life, save the day, family relations, christmas movie, dog, christmas, holiday, love, destiny, adventure ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 4.3
 14K
Marmaduke (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 99 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, humorous, semi serious, entertaining, sentimental
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, teens, kids
Plot: talking dog, talking cat, friends, animal life, nothing goes right, pets, family relations, disorder, family, suburbs, fish out of water, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Santa Clause (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Scott Calvin is an ordinary man, who accidentally causes Santa Claus to fall from his roof on Christmas Eve and is knocked unconscious. When he and his young son finish Santa's trip and deliveries, they go to the North Pole, where Scott learns ...
Style: touching, humorous, feel good, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: christmas, toys, holiday, father son relationship, family relations, christmas tree, santa claus, child custody, christmas eve, family, adventure, mistaken identity ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 3.8
 548
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, light, entertaining, road movie ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: forceful separation, save the day, pets, friendship, on the road, family life, disorder, road trip, dog movie, farce, silly humor, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: louisiana, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Family
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: humorous, feel good, touching, entertaining, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens, girls' night
Plot: family, siblings relations, childhood, family relations, job interview, friends, mischievous children, young heroes, parents and children, bad luck, school, birthday party ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 4.4
 7K
Ghost Dad (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Elliot Hopper is a widower with three children, he is currently working on a deal. It seems like his wife illness was very costly and this deal could put them out of the red. However he gets into a cab that is driven by a maniac, and Elliot crashes ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, entertaining, cult film ...
Audience: girls' night, kids
Plot: afterlife, ghost, supernatural, parents and children, family life, laboratory, parent child relationship, death, single father, scientist, happy ending, justice ...
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.3
 21K
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: entertaining, light, melancholic, surreal, awful ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: cat, transformation, kids and family, love, family, happy ending, animals, redemption, father daughter relationship, magic, talking animals, skyscraper ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 5.4
 32K
Jack Frost (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A father, who can't keep his promises, dies in a car accident. One year later, he returns as a snowman, who has the final chance to put things right with his son before he is gone forever.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: reincarnation, christmas, snowman, family, holiday, redemption, friends, hopes, love and romance, fish out of water, parents and children, self discovery ...
Place: colorado, denver colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.6
 39K
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, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: christmas, holiday, family relations, santa claus, family, disorder, redemption, goofy hero, north pole, sibling relationship, nothing goes right, imaginary ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1993, 90s, 2000s ...
Place: tower bridge london, london, illinois, chicago illinois, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.9
 80
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, humorous, touching, semi serious, exciting
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: adventure, mischievous children, wish come true, treasure hunt, escapades, heroes, youth, danger, family life, disorder, daring rescue, child as adult ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 4.3
 821
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: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, touching
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: parents and children, family, family life, treasure hunt, camp, friends, siblings relations, youth, family relations, in the woods, summer camp, embarrassment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: humorous, not serious, entertaining, romantic, sentimental ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens, girls' night
Plot: animal life, pets, penguins, inheritance, family relations, bird, animal training, parents and children, birds, unlikely friendships, family, life turned upside down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1980, year 1978, year 1981 ...
Place: new york, usa, antarctica, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.4
 21K
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, humorous, entertaining, light, realistic ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing, teens, girls' night
Plot: siblings relations, orphan, mischievous children, pets, animal lover, young heroes, puppy, dog movie, family relations, friends, abandoned hotel, pitbull ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, antarctica, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.8
 8K
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, touching, light, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: divorce, family relations, family, husband wife relationship, parents and children, family problems, couples, family life, children, love, dysfunctional family, hostage ...
Time: 90s
Place: hawaii, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 2.4
 422
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, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: reincarnation, hidden identity, disorder, family life, family relations, redemption, impossible love, odd couple, supernatural, supernatural romance, dealing with death, uninhibited rivalry ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, friendship, family, pets, suburbs, youth, birthday, invisibility, animal life, farce, disorder, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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