Movies like Parental Guidance

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Parental Guidance (2012)
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Parental Guidance (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Artie and Diane agree to look after their three grandkids when their type-A helicopter parents need to leave town for work. Problems arise when the kids' 21st-century behavior collides with Artie and Diane's old-school methods.
Style: feel good, humorous, light, entertaining, touching, sweet, sentimental, funny, clever, melancholic ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: family, youth, kids and family, punishment, life philosophy, family bonds, bully, family relations, children, technology, adoption, eccentric family, family reunited, family life, mischievous children, disorder, golden years, couple relations, teaching the ways of the world, protective parent, house, coming of age, in laws, boy, creativity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 50s, 1950s
Place: san francisco, usa, atlanta georgia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, feel good, realistic and light films with plots about family, family relations, disorder, youth, mischievous children, parents and children and family life mostly in Comedy, Family and Drama genres. Some movies like Parental Guidance: Cheaper by the Dozen (2003), Yours, Mine & Ours (2005), Moms' Night Out (2014), Daddy Day Care (2003), It Runs in the Family (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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
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100%
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: funny, humorous, feel good, entertaining, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: large family, family, family relations, teenager, parenthood, children, chaos, eccentric family, parents and children, nothing goes right, chaos and mayhem, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, illinois, usa, manhattan new york city, new york ...
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83%
Yours, Mine & Ours (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Family, 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, teens, chick flick ...
Plot: family, large family, mischievous children, family relations, blended family, siblings relations, parents and children, children, family life, opposites attract, eccentric family, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: connecticut, usa, new york, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Moms' Night Out (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Yearning for an evening without their kids, some friends plan a night out. But to do this, their husbands need to watch the kids. What can go wrong?
Style: humorous, entertaining, melancholic, sweet, inspirational ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: parenthood, parents and children, pastor, christian, family relations, best friends, nothing goes right, couples, comedy of errors, parent child relationship, escapades, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Daddy Day Care (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Two men get laid off and have to become stay-at-home dads when they can't find jobs, which inspires them to open their own day-care center.
Style: humorous, entertaining, funny, not serious, scenic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, teens, preschoolers
Plot: children, mischievous children, farce, unemployment, father son relationship, fish out of water, family, kindergarten, goofy hero, friends, workplace situations, nothing goes right ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
It Runs in the Family (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: It is now summer in the Parker family; and the usual amount of numerous events are happening in their separate lives. Ralphie is searching for the perfect top to use to beat the school bully with, the Old Man is in battle with their hillbilly ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, melancholic, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids
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Time: 1940s
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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
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Old Dogs (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Charlie and Dan have been best friends and business partners for thirty years; their Manhattan public relations firm is on the verge of a huge business deal with a Japanese company. With two weeks to sew up the contract, Dan gets a surprise: a woman ...
Style: feel good, humorous, melancholic, not serious, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: best friend, father son relationship, camp, disney, fish out of water, family, family relations, childhood, nothing goes right, friendship between men, business partner, parenting ...
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Cheaper by the Dozen 2 (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Steve Martin and Bonnie Hunt return as heads of the Baker family who, while on vacation, find themselves in competition with a rival family of eight children, headed by Eugene Levy,
Style: feel good, humorous, sweet, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night, teens, pre-teens
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Time: contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, new york, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Game Plan (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Bachelor football star Joe Kingman seems to have it all. He is wealthy and carefree, and his team is on the way to capturing a championship. Suddenly, he is tackled by some unexpected news: He has a young daughter, the result of a last fling with ...
Style: feel good, humorous, inspirational, entertaining, sentimental ...
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Place: boston, usa, massachusetts, denver colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Dennis the Menace (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Mr. Wilson's ever-present annoyance comes in the form of one mischievous kid named Dennis. But he'll need Dennis's tricks to uncover a collection of gold coins that go missing when a shady drifter named Switchblade Sam comes to town.
Style: feel good, funny, humorous, not serious, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens, girls' night ...
Plot: mischievous children, family, children, problem child, prank, when the parents are away, runaway, childhood, neighbor, happy ending, nothing goes right, troublemaker ...
Time: 90s, future, 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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Just Retired (2019)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Marilou and Philippe prepare for their future retirement in Portugal. But their daughter separates and a whole procession of solicitations falls on them.
Style: sentimental, feel good, light, humorous, entertaining
Plot: elderly, family reunited, family, generation gap, protective parent, teaching the ways of the world, youth, dream, children, single mother, eccentric family, golden years ...
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Uncle Nino (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
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Duration: 104 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Comedy, Family
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Duration: 96 min.
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Style: touching, humorous, feel good, funny, melancholic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.7
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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
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Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Are We Done Yet? (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Family
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: entertaining, humorous, funny, not serious, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: renovation, family, african american, contractor, kids and family, family relations, suburbs, family life, domestic disturbance, house, family problems, nothing goes right ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Home Alone (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Eight-year-old Kevin McCallister makes the most of the situation after his family unwittingly leaves him behind when they go on Christmas vacation. But when a pair of bungling burglars set their sights on Kevin's house, the plucky kid stands ...
Style: funny, humorous, light, not serious, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night, preschoolers ...
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30%
A Christmas Story (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The comic mishaps and adventures of a young boy named Ralph, trying to convince his parents, teachers, and Santa that a Red Ryder B.B. gun really is the perfect Christmas gift for the 1940s.
Style: funny, touching, sentimental, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, bullying, bully, holiday, little boy, school, childhood memory, boy, childhood, child's point of view, father son relationship, boy with glasses ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: indiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Even Stevens Movie (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The Stevens think that they've won an all-expenses-paid trip to an island that's halfway around the world. When their house is destroyed, their food stolen, and their bacon eaten, the Stevens family breaks apart in front of all their ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A boy witnesses his mother kissing what he believes to be is the real Santa Clause and retaliates with mischief.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, exciting, melancholic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Back in middle school after summer vacation, Greg Heffley and his older brother Rodrick must deal with their parents' misguided attempts to have them bond.
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, chick flick, girls' night ...
Plot: family life, family relations, high school life, teenage life, social misfits, siblings relations, parents and children, family, friends, middle school, diary, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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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, youth, follow your dream, mischievous children, disorder, family, hopes, switching roles, family relations, friends, parents and children, holiday ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 ⇓
29%
 5.4
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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 ⇓
29%
Merry Christmas, Drake & Josh (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: While trying to avoid an obsessed girl, rocker Drake Parker meets a young girl, who makes him promise to give her family the best Christmas ever. Later, at the Premiere's first ever Christmas party, a group of teens start to make trouble. ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good
Audience: teens, kids, family outing
Plot: christmas, youth, comedy of errors, mischievous children, nothing goes right, lifestyle, family, family relations, step siblings, disorder, friends, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Leave It to Beaver (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Cleavers are an all-American family living in Ohio - wise father Ward, loving mother June, teen-age son Wally and 8-year-old "Beaver" Theodore. Beaver hopes to get a bike as a gift from his father and to please him tries out for his school ...
Style: humorous, melancholic, semi serious, feel good, sexy ...
Audience: kids, teens, pre-teens, family outing, girls' night
Plot: family, when the parents are away, family relations, happy ending, family life, parents and children, prank, friendship, fish out of water, high school life, child as adult, nothing goes right ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 50s
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2 (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Puppy mayhem turns the lives of newlywed Chihuahua parents Papi and Chloe upside down when their rambunctious, mischievous puppies present one challenge after another. But when their human owners end up in trouble, the tiny pups will stop at nothing ...
Style: fairy tale, humorous, entertaining, twists and turns, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: disney, dog, talking animals, police dog, animals, family, animal life, farce, kids and family, adventure, fantasy world, alternate reality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: beverly hills, california, usa, peru
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.5
 653
Down and Derby (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A local Pinewood Derby competition transforms an average group of dads into overzealous rivals desperate to build the winning car. As egos swell, the kids are lucky if they get to pick the paint color. While the dads are busy with outlandish ...
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, feel good, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: ambition, rivalry, disorder, family, athlete's life, contests and competitions, optimism, parents and children, child as adult, family life, underdog, sport team ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%