Movies like The Toy

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The Toy (1982)
 5.8
 14K
The Toy (1982)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: On one of his bratty son Eric's annual visits, the plutocrat U.S. Bates takes him to his department store and offers him anything in it as a gift. Eric chooses a black janitor who has made him laugh with his antics. At first the man suffers many indignities as Eric's "toy", but gradually teaches the lonely boy what it is like to have and to be a friend.
Style: funny, entertaining, sentimental, humorous, feel good, satirical, twists and turns, light, touching, realistic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, youth, spoiled brat, family, toys, rich kid, farce, rich and poor, social differences, family problems, time, fish out of water, mentor, life philosophy, mischievous children, millionaire, slavery, children, justice, lone hero, destiny, childhood, shopping, transformation, culture clash ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, louisiana

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Most similar movies to The Toy

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, feel good, realistic and melancholic films with plots about mentor, storytelling, dialogue, catastrophe, brutality, adaptation and redemption mostly in Comedy, Family and Drama genres. Some movies like The Toy: Dennis the Menace (1993), Ciao, Professore! (1992), Uncle Buck (1989), Moving (1988), 3 Men and a Baby (1987). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Toy (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When Francois, a journalist, tours a big store for an article, he is chosen by the son of the newspaper's owner, Rambal-Cochet, as his new toy. Needing money and unwilling to quit his job, Francois agrees to this ridiculous assignment. ...
Style: realistic, humorous, exciting, light, satirical ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: social differences, mischievous children, spoiled brat, toys, youth, family relations, rich and poor, society, screwball, friendship, escapades, disorder ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: france, paris france
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100%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Ciao, Professore! (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A bureaucratic snafu sends Marco Tullio Sperelli, a portly, middle-aged northern Italian, to teach third grade in a poor town outside Naples
Style: sexy, allegory, visually appealing, stylized, feel good ...
Audience: kids
Plot: coming of age, school, culture clash, friendship, rich and poor, teacher, aging, life philosophy, adolescence, bullying, redemption, innocence lost ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: italy, europe, naples italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 95K
Uncle Buck (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: As an idle, good-natured bachelor, Uncle Buck is the last person you would think of to watch the kids. However, during a family crisis, he is suddenly left in charge of his nephew and nieces. Unaccustomed to suburban life, fun-loving Uncle Buck soon ...
Style: humorous, feel good, funny, touching, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: childhood, parents and children, when the parents are away, happy ending, unlikely friendships, uncle nephew relationship, fish out of water, respect, teenager, mischievous children, child care, siblings relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 6.0
 6K
Moving (1988)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Arlo accepts what seems to him to be a dream promotion to Idaho. He soon discovers, however, that moving has its own share of problems.
Style: humorous, stylized, unusual plot structure, entertaining, light ...
Plot: gangsters, moving, farce, kung fu, con men, dysfunctional family, truck, identical twins, single father, parallel universe, technology, runaway ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, idaho, new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Sue Ellen Crandell is a teenager eagerly awaiting her mother's summer-long absence. While the babysitter looks after her rambunctious younger siblings, Sue Ellen can party and have fun. But then the babysitter abruptly dies, leaving the ...
Style: feel good, humorous, entertaining, melancholic, light ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids, family outing, chick flick
Plot: teenager, fashion, mischievous children, nanny, coming of age, babysitting, children, dysfunctional family, child's point of view, crime gone awry, family relations, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s, year 1990, 80s
Place: australia, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
3 Men and a Baby (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Three bachelors find themselves forced to take care of a baby left by one of the guy's girlfriends.
Style: light, funny, feel good, humorous, touching ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: babies and infants, family, custody, fish out of water, farce, baby, fatherhood, abandoned baby, friendship, roommate, parents and children, life turned upside down ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 ⇓
37%
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Walk Like a Man (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: As a baby, Bobo gets separated from his family during a camping trip. After being raised by wild dogs for twenty years, Bobo is discovered by animal researcher Penny, who brings him back to his family and attempts to teach Bobo how to readjust to ...
Style: humorous, funny, light, sentimental, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: teens
Plot: farce, fish out of water, adventure, stupidity, misfit, getting home, self discovery, family life, dog, animal life, inheritance, wolf ...
Time: 80s
Place: alaska, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.4
 8K
Clifford (1994)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When his brother asks him to look after his young son, Clifford, Martin Daniels agrees, taking the boy into his home and introducing him to his future wife, Sarah. Clifford is fixated on the idea of visiting a famed theme park, and Martin, an ...
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, melancholic, not serious ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: family, prank, father son relationship, amusement park, family relations, adult as child, parents and children, fish out of water, disorder, nothing goes right, eccentric family, kids in trouble ...
Time: 90s, future
Place: hawaii, los angeles, antarctica, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.3
 154K
Grown Ups 2 (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The all-star comedy cast from Grown Ups returns (with some exciting new additions) for more summertime laughs. Lenny (Adam Sandler) has relocated his family back to the small town where he and his friends grew up. This time around, the grown ups are ...
Style: humorous, funny, buddy movie, feel good, not serious ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: friendship, adulthood, farce, friends, party, family, unlikely friendships, stupidity, midlife crisis, parenthood, family relations, absurd humor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: TV child star of the '70s, Dickie Roberts is now 35 and parking cars. Craving to regain the spotlight, he auditions for a role of a normal guy, but the director quickly sees he is anything but normal. Desperate to win the part, Dickie hires a ...
Style: funny, humorous, touching, satirical, feel good ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: youth, childhood, culture clash, family relations, actor's life, nothing goes right, child prodigy, family life, parents and children, disorder, satire, family ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary, 70s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Max Keeble's Big Move (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Max Keeble, the victim of his 7th grade class, plots revenge when he learns he's moving; it backfires when he doesn't move after all.
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, entertaining, light ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: mischievous children, school, disney, underdog, friendship, family, kids and family, happy ending, teenager, bullying, parents and children, disorder ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Gods Must Be Crazy II (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: South Africa, Botswana
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Xixo is back again. This time, his children accidentally stow away on a fast-moving poachers' truck, unable to get off, and Xixo sets out to rescue them. Along the way, he encounters a couple of soldiers trying to capture each other and a pilot ...
Style: feel good, humorous, entertaining, light, funny ...
Audience: kids
Plot: farce, adventure, culture clash, adventurer, rescue, goofy hero, nothing goes right, disorder, friendship, fish out of water, beautiful scenery, desert ...
Time: 80s
Place: africa, south africa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.2
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Meatballs (1979)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Tripper is the head counselor at a budget summer camp called Camp Northstar. In truth, he's young at heart and only marginally more mature than the campers themselves. Tripper befriends Rudy, a loner camper who has trouble fitting in. As ...
Style: funny, humorous, feel good, entertaining, light ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: summer camp, coming of age, rivalry, youth, nerd, teenager, camp, mentor, friends, mischievous children, rich and poor, friendship ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
She's Out of Control (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A Los Angeles radio-station manager's girlfriend shows his teenage daughter how to be sexy.
Style: humorous, melancholic, light, entertaining, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids, date night
Plot: teenager, coming of age, teenage daughter, father daughter relationship, single father, teenage love, love and romance, family relations, child as adult, single parent, family problems, couples ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.3
 38K
Cedar Rapids (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A naive Midwesterner insurance salesman travels to a big-city convention in an effort to save the jobs of his co-workers.
Style: funny, humorous, light, melancholic, sentimental ...
Plot: insurance, friendship, hotel, justice, happy ending, life philosophy, adultery, adaptation, dysfunctional family, greed, road trip, goofy hero ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iowa, usa, las vegas, california, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Morgan Stewart's Coming Home (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After seven years in boarding school, Morgan Stewart is finally coming home. He discovers it's not the same happy home it used to be....
Style: sexy, humorous, visually appealing, unusual plot structure, scary ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: teenager, boarding school, school, redemption, mentor, dysfunctional family, relationships, happy ending, high school, culture clash, natural disaster, fantasy world ...
Time: 80s
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 6.9
 60K
Overboard (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Heiress, Joanna Stayton hires carpenter, Dean Proffitt to build a closet on her yacht -- and refuses to pay him for the project when it's done. But after Joanna accidentally falls overboard and loses her memory, Dean sees an opportunity to get ...
Style: feel good, realistic, humorous, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, kids, girls' night, family outing, chick flick ...
Plot: love and romance, memory loss, family life, rich woman poor man, parents and children, amnesia, family, romance, mischievous children, single father, yacht, family relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Where the Heart Is (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A wealthy businessman shows his young adult kids how tough life can be.
Style: humorous, satirical, melancholic, touching, sweet ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: farce, single father, social differences, life philosophy, family, destiny, society, family problems, real estate, fashion, nudity (full frontal - brief), art ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.4
 69K
Richie Rich (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Billionaire heir Richie Rich has it all, including Reggie Jackson as a batting coach and Claudia Schiffer as a personal trainer -- but no playmates. What's more, scoundrel Laurence Van Dough is scheming to take over the family empire. Uh-oh! ...
Style: humorous, light, feel good, sweet, sincere ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, teens, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, children, family, rich and poor, youth, friendship, wealth, butler, when the parents are away, missing person, childhood, rich kid ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.4
 5K
Protocol (1984)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Sweet, unsophisticated Sunny is working as a cocktail waitress. She saves a visiting dignitary and as a reward she gets a top-office job in the Washington beehive. She has to fight against a devious protocol officer but with her charms, she saves ...
Style: sexy, feel good, humorous, sweet, splatter ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, date night
Plot: politics, assassin, women, catastrophe, transformation, weapons, violence, technology, stereotypes, redemption, high school, adaptation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., middle east, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Dinner for Schmucks (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Rising executive Tim Wagner works for a boss who hosts a monthly dinner in which the guest who brings the biggest buffoon gets a career-boost. Tim plans on not attending until he meets Barry, a man who builds dioramas using stuffed mice. ...
Style: funny, feel good, humorous, absurd, talky ...
Plot: farce, misfit, stupidity, friendship, happy ending, dumb, corporate world, nothing goes right, comedy of errors, loser, goofy hero, taxidermy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Hollywood Shuffle (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Aspiring actor and hot-dog stand employee Bobby Taylor catches the ire of his grandmother for auditioning for a role in the regrettably titled exploitation film "Jivetime Jimmy's Revenge." When Tinseltown Studios casts Taylor in the ...
Style: parody, witty, humorous, entertaining, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hollywood, racism, farce, dark humor, prejudice, movie business, actor's life, artists and showbiz, misfit, society, interracial relations, gangsters ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 ⇓
33%
Bustin' Loose (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After ex-con Joe Braxton violates his probation he is given a second chance, all he has to do is drive a group of special kids across the country. What could possibly go wrong?
Style: humorous, unusual plot structure, twists and turns, feel good, clever ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: bus, teacher, school, gangsters, friendship, road trip, orphan, lone hero, brutality, fantasy world, life philosophy, loneliness ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: This wacky prequel to the 1994 blockbuster goes back to the lame-brained Harry and Lloyd's days as classmates at a Rhode Island high school, where the unprincipled principal puts the pair in remedial courses as part of a scheme to fleece the ...
Style: humorous, funny, absurd, not serious, splatter ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dumb, friendship, family, destiny, goofy hero, best friends, social misfits, buddies, partners, disorder, misfit, high school ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1969
Place: rhode island, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Critical Condition (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Eddie is a con artist. But this time he's framed and comes before a judge. By claiming insanity, he hopes to get off the hook. He manages end up in a hospital for a mental examination. That night, a storm breaks out over New York, and the ...
Style: humorous, intense, semi serious, sexy, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mistaken identity, hospital, doctor, african american, gangsters, fish out of water, hidden identity, nothing goes right, mental institution, doctors and patients, disorder, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Great Outdoors (1988)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: It's vacation time for outdoorsy Chicago man Chet Ripley, along with his wife, Connie, and their two kids, Buck and Ben. But a serene weekend of fishing at a Wisconsin lakeside cabin gets crashed by Connie's obnoxious brother-in-law, Roman ...
Style: funny, feel good, humorous, absurd, visually appealing ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: adventure, raccoon, family vacation, bear, camp, wilderness, holiday, family relations, nothing goes right, disorder, youth, friendship ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, canada, usa, chicago illinois, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, parents and children, mischievous children, little boy, disorder, youth, save the day, rivalry, friendship, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%