Movies like Diary of a Wimpy Kid

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2010)
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 43K
Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Greg Heffley is headed for big things, but first he has to survive the scariest, most humiliating experience of any kid’s life – middle school! That won’t be easy, considering he’s surrounded by hairy-freckled morons, wedgie-loving bullies and a moldy slice of cheese with nuclear cooties!
Style: humorous, entertaining, light, funny, surreal, talky, sweet, stylized, intense, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens, girls' night
Plot: middle school, high school life, childhood, cheese, teenager, child protagonist, popularity, diary, brother brother relationship, coming of age, bully, peer pressure, older brother, humiliation, friends falling out, fat boy, christmas, family relations, family, friendship between boys, little boy, breaking the fourth wall, misfit, honest, elementary school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, guatemala

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Most similar movies to Diary of a Wimpy Kid

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, feel good, realistic and semi serious films with plots about family, youth, family relations, teenager, friendship, friends and children mostly in Comedy, Family and Drama genres. Some movies like Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Wonder (2017), Hoot (2006), The Baby-Sitters Club (1995), Lizzie McGuire (2001), Campus Confidential (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 100 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, pre-teens, kids
Plot: family relations, social misfits, high school life, teenage life, family life, siblings relations, parents and children, friends, family, diary, middle school, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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100%
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: School is out and Greg is ready for the days of summer, when all his plans go wrong. What on earth is he going to do all summer?
Style: humorous, entertaining, touching, feel good, sincere ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, teen comedy, kids
Plot: parents and children, mischievous children, lifestyle, diary, summer vacation, best friend, friendship between boys, kids and family, scout, brother brother relationship, schoolboy, misfit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
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: humorous, feel good, touching, entertaining, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens, girls' night
Plot: family, childhood, siblings relations, family relations, job interview, friends, parents and children, mischievous children, young heroes, bad luck, school, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life (2016)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family
Country: USA, Cambodia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A quiet teenage artist Rafe Katchadorian has a wild imagination and is sick of middle school and the rules that have been put before him. Rafe and his best friend Leo have come up with a plan: break every rule in the school hand book and as you ...
Style: funny, light, captivating, humorous, feel good
Audience: teens, teen comedy, family outing
Plot: middle school, child protagonist, teenager, best friends, dream, romance, talent, escapades, children, school principal, painter, mother son relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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 143K
Wonder (2017)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA, Hong Kong, Canada
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The story of August Pullman – a boy with facial differences – who enters fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time.
Style: uplifting, inspirational, sincere, thought provoking, touching
Plot: middle school, bullying, school, happy ending, friendship, father son relationship, family, mask, family relations, deformity, child, hospital ...
Place: coney island brooklyn new york city, new york, pennsylvania, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.5
 8K
Hoot (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young man (Lerman) moves from Montana to Florida with his family, where he's compelled to engage in a fight to protect a population of endangered owls.
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, entertaining, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens, girls' night
Plot: fish out of water, school, environmentalism, adventure, save the day, teenager, misfit, vandalism, bully, restaurant, kidnapping, endangered species ...
Time: contemporary
Place: montana, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Baby-Sitters Club (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: It's the story about seven very different best friends, and one summer that will bring them together like never before.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, light, realistic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, date night, pre-teens, girls' night ...
Plot: friendship, summer school, nanny, camp, teenage life, parents and children, friends, nothing goes right, siblings relations, friendship between girls, children, 13 year old ...
Time: 90s
Place: connecticut, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.6
 17K
Lizzie McGuire (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
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Story: Lizzie McGuire is an American live-action teen sitcom, which features an animated version of the title character performing soliloquy. The animated sequences were interspersed with the show's live-action sequences. It premiered on the Disney ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, witty, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: teen comedy, kids, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, family relations, teenage life, family, youth, siblings relations, school, female protagonist, part animation, teenager, popular girl, grownups ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Campus Confidential (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: School... there is the popular crowd. Teachers favor some students over others. Because of this, Violet decides to start a school paper, which exposes many embarrassing secrets of popular kids who think they run the campus.
Style: sentimental, realistic, semi serious, feel good, touching ...
Audience: family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: high school, coming of age, social relations, teenage love, teenage life, lifestyle, misfit partners, suburbs, high school life, friendship, misfit, best friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, semi serious, touching, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: school, underdog, mischievous children, friendship, family, parents and children, disorder, family relations, vengeance, chaos and mayhem, teenage life, father son relationship ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, not serious, humorous, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids, preschoolers, teens ...
Plot: mischievous children, prank, family, when the parents are away, friendship, nothing goes right, children, neighbor, suburbs, criminal, runaway, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s, future
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
College Road Trip (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: When an overachieving high school student decides to travel around the country to choose the perfect college, her overprotective cop father also decides to accompany her in order to keep her on the straight and narrow.
Style: humorous, not serious, sentimental, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: road trip, family relations, on the road, family, parents and children, nothing goes right, father daughter relationship, disorder, teenage life, coming of age, youth, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, indiana, illinois, pittsburgh, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.1
 669
Lloyd (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A boy learns that confidence and self-esteem are the greatest gifts.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic
Audience: pre-teens, kids
Plot: misfit, love and romance, friends, school, teachers and students, friendship, youth, parents and children, fall in love, family relations, win over, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.1
 882
Just Peck (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: At 104 pounds dripping wet, baby-faced sophomore Michael Peck (age 15) is not exactly the coolest guy at American High. Peck’s teachers make him feel like an idiot, his classmates make him feel like a geek and his home life is just as bad, with ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: family outing
Plot: high school, friendship, science fair, high school life, teenage love, parents and children, lifestyle, ambition, teenage life, disorder, family relations, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: humorous, feel good, sentimental, light, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: family, family relations, punishment, eccentric family, family reunited, teaching the ways of the world, family life, golden years, youth, mischievous children, disorder, protective parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 50s, 1950s
Place: usa, atlanta georgia, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Pete's Christmas (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An overlooked middle child finds himself in the unexpected spotlight when he realizes his family's terrible Christmas day keeps repeating. As the only one experiencing the day over and over, he decides to use his unique gift to give the ...
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, semi serious, offbeat
Audience: family outing
Plot: time loop, christmas, starting over, family relations, teenager, youth, family, parents and children, hopes, siblings relations, homecoming, female director ...
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.9
 4K
Wide Awake (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A feel-good comedy about the laughter, excitement and fun that come with being a kid! Joshua is a thoughtful 10-year-old looking for some simple answers to life's eternal questions. The problem is that no one - including his concerned parents ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, emotional, light, touching ...
Audience: kids
Plot: school, self discovery, death in the family, society, teenage life, human spirit, friendship, religion, nun, family relations, boys' school, existentialism ...
Time: 90s
Place: philadelphia, usa, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.1
 12K
Snow Day (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When a school in upstate New York is snowed in, a group of students hi-jack a plow to keep the school closed..
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, melancholic, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, teens, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: adventure, mischievous children, weatherman, chase, high school, school, youth, eccentric family, teenage life, siblings relations, fish out of water, high school life ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 7.0
 31K
Son of Rambow (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Will Proudfoot (Bill Milner) is looking for an escape from his family's stifling home life when he encounters Lee Carter (Will Poulter), the school bully. Armed with a video camera and a copy of "Rambo: First Blood", Lee plans to make ...
Style: humorous, feel good, entertaining, captivating, stylized ...
Audience: kids
Plot: friendship, childhood, small town, filmmaking, family relations, film within a film, youth, coming of age, school, teenager, french, theft ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Boy in the Dress (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 63 min.
Story: Based on David Walliams' best-selling children's book, with an all-star cast including Jennifer Saunders, James Buckley, David Walliams and Kate Moss, The Boy in the Dress is a celebration of creativity, difference, football and fashion. ...
Style: humorous, light, feel good, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: parents and children, contests and competitions, friendship, eccentric family, sport team, disorder, youth, family, cross dressing, family relations, coming of age, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.5
 2K
Rent-a-Kid (1995)
Genre: Drama, Family, Comedy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Harry Habert, owner of a rent office has an original idea: To rent babies from a nearby orphanage to the local families. He rents the Ward brothers to his first customers...
Style: humorous, touching, light, funny, melancholic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: adoption, orphan, siblings relations, children, mischievous children, dog, family, family relations, disorder, nothing goes right, farce, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.4
 36K
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: humorous, feel good, not serious, melancholic, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens, girls' night
Plot: camp, family relations, best friend, fish out of water, family, nothing goes right, parents and children, disorder, brother sister relationship, comic violence, twins, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: vermont, tokyo, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.8
 20K
Martian Child (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A recently-widowed, science fiction writer considers whether to adopt a hyper-imaginative 6-year-old abandoned and socially-rejected boy who says he's really from Mars.
Style: feel good, touching, emotional, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: kids
Plot: adoption, orphan, friendship, family relations, social worker, thanksgiving, small town, family, single parent, writer's life, parents and children, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Movie in collections
 6.7
 25K
Heavy Weights (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Camp Hope is a summer retreat for overweight boys run by a kindly couple who make the campers feel comfortable with their extra pounds. But when tyrannical fitness guru Tony buys the camp, he puts the kids on a cruel regimen that goes too far. Sick ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, cult film ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: summer camp, overweight, instructor, family, silly humor, physical appearance, child as adult, uninhibited rivalry, teenage life, friends, disorder, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.9
 20K
Simon Birch (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Simon Birch tells the story of Joe and Simon's heart-warming journey of friendship. Simon Birch was born with a condition that makes him much smaller than all the other kids in town. Now, due to his condition, Simon thinks God made him this way ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, humorous, inspirational ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, teens
Plot: friendship, destiny, family relations, illegitimate son, obsessive quest, hopes, buddies, family problems, child illness, coming of age, life philosophy, happy ending ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, 1950s, quarry ...
Place: maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Chilly Christmas (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Eleven-year-old Bobby Cole and his dog Chilly are best friends, living happily in their Southern California beach house. But when Bobby's father Patrick (C. Thomas Howell), a single parent and police detective, accepts a job in New York City, ...
Style: feel good, humorous, captivating, light, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: pets, christmas, dog, family relations, disorder, youth, crimes, parents and children, father son relationship, best friends, single parent, holiday ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
3 Men and a Baby (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA, France
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, feel good, humorous, touching, funny ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, kids, teens, chick flick
Plot: babies and infants, custody, family, fish out of water, fatherhood, friendship, roommate, abandoned baby, parents and children, life turned upside down, farce, family problems ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.2
 47K
Orange County (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Shaun Brumder is a local surfer kid from Orange County who dreams of going to Stanford to become a writer and to get away from his disfunctional family household. Except Shaun runs into one complication after another starting when his application is ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, witty, realistic ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: high school, college, dysfunctional family, family relations, teenage life, siblings relations, lifestyle, love and romance, parents and children, high school life, teachers and students, eccentric family ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, mexico, southern california, yale university
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.0
 4K
Frenemies (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: What happens when three sets of BFF's become enemies?
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, sentimental, anthology
Audience: kids, teen comedy, pre-teens
Plot: teenage life, best friends, high school, friendship, friends, rivalry, youth, overnight success, ambition, teenager, boy dog relationship, friendship between girls ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, realistic, not serious, humorous
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: family relations, summer vacation, competition, mischievous children, young heroes, youth, theme park, disorder, escapades, family, friendship, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%