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Shorts (2008)
 4.7
 7K
Shorts (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Horror, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A young boy's discovery of a colorful, wish-granting rock causes chaos in the suburban town of Black Falls when jealous kids and scheming adults alike set out to get their hands on it.
Style: not serious, humorous, feel good, light
Audience: family outing
Plot: mischievous children, miraculous event, wish come true, adventure, family life, imaginary, adolescence vs adulthood, youth, friendship, heroes, hopes, disorder, nothing goes right, young heroes, family relations, family, friends, suburbs, alien, school, monster, ufo, snake, magic, party ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa

Most similar movies to Shorts

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, feel good, semi serious and light films with plots about family, youth, disorder, family relations, friends, mischievous children and adventure mostly in Family, Comedy and Adventure genres. Some movies like Shorts: Kids World (2001), A Dennis the Menace Christmas (2007), Horrid Henry: The Movie (2011), I Heart Shakey (2012), A Dog's Tale (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Third-grader Judy Moody sets out to have the most thrilling summer of her life.
Style: feel good, humorous, not serious, realistic, 3d animation
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: family relations, summer vacation, competition, mischievous children, young heroes, youth, theme park, disorder, escapades, family, friendship, redhead girl ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, kids, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, teenage life, experiment gone awry, child as adult, adventure, mischievous children, young heroes, disorder, danger, rescue, best friends, youth ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl 3-D (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Everyone always knew that Max had a wild imagination, but no one believed that his wildest creations -- a boy raised by watchful great white sharks and a girl with the force of a volcano -- were real. Now, these two pint-sized action masters will ...
Style: feel good, surreal, entertaining, enigmatic, absurd ...
Audience: kids, teens, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: imaginary kingdom, imaginary, adventure, school, superhero, friendship, shark, heroes, fantasy becomes reality, good versus evil, magic, parent child relationship ...
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
A Dennis the Menace Christmas (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A Dennis The Menace version of A Christmas Carol where Mr. Wilson plays his own version of Scrooge. While Dennis has problems of his own with the neighborhood bully, he does his best to try and give Mr. Wilson the Christmas Spirit. Dennis causes his ...
Style: feel good, light, sincere, not serious, offbeat ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: mischievous children, holiday, friends, miraculous event, family, family relations, precocious child, christmas movie, christmas, angel, neighbor, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: future, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Horrid Henry: The Movie (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When Henry fails yet again to hand in his homework for the umpteenth time, he has no idea that this will set off a chain of events which will see him forming an unlikely alliance with Moody Margaret, the infuriating girl next door, and his ...
Style: humorous, not serious, entertaining, light, realistic
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: mischievous children, young heroes, youth, friendship, parents and children, teachers and students, family life, disorder, friends, yo yo, power relations, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 3.8
 172
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: family relations, family, pets, parents and children, friends, disorder, mischievous children, youth, single parent, family life, dog, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.8
 83
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, semi serious, touching, humorous, exciting
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: child as adult, adventure, mischievous children, escapades, heroes, treasure hunt, wish come true, animal life, hopes, daring rescue, danger, family life ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.5
 2K
Zenon: Z3 (2004)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Zenon Kar a teenager living on a space station in the year 2054 competes in the first ever Galactic Teen Supreme contest.
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, futuristic
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: young heroes, disorder, adventure, mischievous children, teenage life, youth, rivalry, ambition, escapades, imaginary, space and aliens, save the world ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Elf-Man (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An Elf is left behind by Santa to help rescue the Harper family from a lousy Christmas. The Elf and the family get more than they bargained for, as the kids help the Elf discover his special powers and true identity as a budding superhero.
Style: feel good, humorous, captivating, light, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: christmas, save the day, supernatural ability, supernatural, imaginary, escapades, danger, family, wish come true, miraculous event, magic, elf ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: The joke's on absent-minded scientist Wayne Szalinski when his troublesome invention shrinks him, his brother and their wives so effectively that their children think they've completely disappeared. Of course, this gives the kids free rein ...
Style: feel good, humorous, not serious, captivating, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, family, experiment gone awry, fish out of water, shrinking, inventor, disorder, parents and children, odd couple, rescue, nothing goes right, mischievous children ...
Time: 90s, year 1997, 1990s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Last Day of Summer (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Luke Malloy is freaking out. He doesn't want tomorrow to come because tomorrow means starting Middle School...saying goodbye to summer break and hello to homework. And even worse, hello to getting picked on by Meat, the terrible torturer of new ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, entertaining, light
Audience: teens, kids, date night, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: summer, time loop, skateboarding, boy, introspection, hopes, young heroes, teenage life, friends, youth, imaginary, mischievous children ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Babysitters Beware (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Seven-year-old Danny Parker is a good kid who loves his parents. But they have to go out on business dinners all the time, leaving him stuck with a sitter. It's not so bad when it's his favorite babysitter, Janelle but he also gets stuck ...
Style: humorous, feel good, captivating, entertaining, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: family relations, nanny, when the parents are away, mischievous children, parents and children, disorder, little boy, save the day, rivalry, friendship, youth, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Superbror (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Denmark
Duration: 89 min.
Story: "Superbrother" tells the story of Anton, a 10 year old boy desperate for, he says, an older and true brother as Buller, his brother, is autistic. Always distracted looking at the sky, Anton receives an unexpected visit from some stranger ...
Style: touching, captivating, humorous, semi serious, offbeat ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: mischievous children, young heroes, wish come true, adventure, superhuman powers, disorder, mentally challenged, youth, family, family relations, miraculous event, social misfits ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 ⇓
46%
 5.1
 944
Hounded (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A teenager ends up being hounded by a well-groomed and seemingly cute and tiny dog that actually turns out to be a nightmare of a beast.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, pre-teens
Plot: teenage boy, dog, mischievous children, teenage life, eccentric family, adventure, nothing goes right, young heroes, family life, disorder, rivalry, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Kids Who Saved Summer (2004)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 71 min.
Story: A group of youngsters trying to save their playground from an unscrupulous developer who wants to build a factory there.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: family relations, adventure, family, family life, friends, disorder, mischievous children, youth, factory, friendship, park, deception ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.2
 851
Pants on Fire (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Jack Parker has always skated by on his lies, especially the one about Mikey, an underprivileged (and made-up) teen who Jack "tutors"... until one day "Mikey" shows up for real, and all Jack's lies start coming true.
Style: humorous, feel good, light, captivating, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: supernatural ability, dishonesty, youth, family relations, nothing goes right, mischievous children, parents and children, boy, lie, society, teenage life, imaginary ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Are We There Yet? (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The fledgling romance between Nick, a playboy bachelor, and Suzanne, a divorced mother of two, is threatened by a particularly harrowing New Years Eve. When Suzanne's work keeps her in Vancouver for the holiday, Nick offers to bring her kids to ...
Style: humorous, feel good, funny, entertaining, not serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, girls' night
Plot: children, road trip, mischievous children, on the road, family relations, family, couple relations, parents and children, nothing goes right, romance, disorder, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, canada, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Jett Jackson: The Movie (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Jett Jackson, who is the star of Silverstone, is considering quitting Silverstone when it is given a three year extension. During the filming of the last episode, Jett is accidently sucked into Silverstone's world when a prop malfunctions. ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, stylized, exciting
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: fish out of water, child as adult, adventure, teenage life, young heroes, family life, youth, rivalry, movie star, getting home, parallel world, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Beethoven's 5th (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. When Sara takes Beethoven to spend summer vacation with wacky Uncle Freddie in an old mining town, the mischievous canine "digs up" the missing clue to a legendary hidden fortune of Rita and Moe ...
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: family relations, dog, friendship, family life, friends, partners, escapades, heroes, chase, adventure, family, youth ...
Time: 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Odd Life of Timothy Green (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A childless couple bury a box in their backyard, containing all of their wishes for an infant. Soon, a child is born, though Timothy Green is not all that he appears.
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: wish come true, miraculous event, soccer, parents and children, childbirth, child birth, family, couple relations, sport, desire, family values, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.9
 60
Bored Silly (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: What starts out as a boring day for Bobby, Johnnie and Chuck quickly escalates into a riotous backyard adventure. A swarming beehive, a lawn mower with a mind of its own, a mysterious junkman and the neighborhood bully are just some of the hilarious ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, captivating
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, young heroes, mischievous children, adventure, youth, buddies, disorder, teenage life, small town, summer vacation, family, heroes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
A Christmas Story 2 (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The original traditional one-hundred-percent red-blooded two-fisted all-american christmas continues five years later with Ralphie, Randy mom and the old man. This time Ralphie has his eyes fixed on a car. But trouble is sure to follow.
Style: feel good, humorous, light, sincere, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: christmas, family life, family, eccentric family, youth, holiday, teaching the ways of the world, society, destiny, love, adventure, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Zeus and Roxanne (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Mary Beth is a marine biologist that gets annoyed when a dog called Zeus stows aboard her research boat. Nevertheless she is intrigued when the intrusive canine makes best-friends with her captive dolphin, Roxanne. She falls in love with Zeus's ...
Style: feel good, touching, sweet, melancholic, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night, teens
Plot: dog, friendship, dolphins, adventure, rescue, opposites attract, single parent, family, odd couple, daring rescue, young heroes, youth ...
Place: bahamas
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.6
 20K
Explorers (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The visionary dreams of three curious and adventuresome young boys become an exciting reality in Explorers, the action-fantasy from director Joe Dante, who combines keen humor, warmth and fantasy with unexpected twists. In their makeshift ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, offbeat, cult film ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: space travel, alien, friendship, bullying, spacecraft, dream, laboratory, adventure, family, alien encounter, heroic mission, danger ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Incredible Elephant (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Tormented by a giant bully and dealing with the loss of his mom, young Daniel wishes for a special pet to have by his side. After discovering Lumpy-a real, live elephant-in his backyard, it's as if his wish has come true...until his dad ships ...
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, sincere, offbeat
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: pets, family relations, wish come true, elephant, magic, young heroes, adventure, family, best friends, single parent, youth, hopes ...
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Luck of the Irish (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A teenager must battle for a gold charm to keep his family from being controlled by an evil leprechaun.
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: family relations, teenage life, friendship, adventure, youth, family life, child as adult, basketball, silly humor, danger, family, imaginary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.2
 305
Bigfoot (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The whole family will enjoy huge laughs and giant, hairy adventures with this touching tale about a big-hearted Bigfoot. Lost in the forest, he befriends three kids, Percy, Madison and Leonard, who are determined to protect him. When two local ...
Style: feel good, entertaining, captivating, light, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: rescue, adventure, friendship, friends, captivity, school, danger, youth, in the woods, sasquatch, rivalry, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.6
 527
Switchmas (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: All Ira Finkelstein wants for Christmas is...Christmas. Unfortunately, his parents are sending him to Florida to be with his Grandparents. Ira's spirit soars as he manages to land in Christmas Town, USA, instead.
Style: feel good, humorous, captivating, light, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: christmas, follow your dream, disorder, mischievous children, youth, hopes, family, family relations, friends, parents and children, switching roles, holiday ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Muppets' Wizard of Oz (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The Muppets' Wizard of Oz follows a young woman named Dorothy Gale who dreams of becoming a singer but is unable to pursue her dreams. After being swept up by a tornado with her pet prawn Toto, Dorothy embarks on a journey to meet the Wizard of ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, exciting
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: witch, puppet, friendship, adventure, young heroes, wizard of oz, rescue, danger, escapades, scarecrow, puppetry, imaginary kingdom ...
Place: kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%