Movies and TV shows like Pee-wee's Playhouse

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Pee-wee's Playhouse
Genre: Family, Comedy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Pee-wee's Playhouse is an American children's television program starring Paul Reubens as the childlike Pee-wee Herman. The show was developed from Reubens' popular stage show and the one-off TV special The Pee-wee Herman Show, produced for HBO, which was similar in style but featured much more adult humor. In 2004 and 2007, Pee-wee's Playhouse was ranked #10 and #12 on TV Guide's Top Cult Shows Ever.
Style: humorous, not serious, surreal, feel good, offbeat
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: goofy hero, friendship, family, youth, buddies, heroes, imaginary, misfit, disorder, friends, hapless, dance, surrealism, fat woman, genie, clock, nerd, chair, part animation, fish, cowboy, cat, dog, friend, king
Time: 20th century, 80s
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The Adventures of Pete & Pete
Comedy, Drama
USA
30 min.
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Perfect Strangers
Comedy, Family
USA
30 min.
 7.3
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, feel good, not serious and offbeat films and TV series with plots about friends, family, disorder, friendship, youth, mischievous children and misfit mostly in Comedy, Family and Adventure genres. Some movies like Pee-wee's Playhouse: The Pee Wee Herman Show (1981), Perfect Strangers (1986), Mork & Mindy (1978), Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985), Funky Monkey (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Christmas at Pee Wee's Playhouse
Genre: Comedy, Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 49 min.
Story: Pee-wee Herman and pals are celebrating Christmas in the Playhouse in their own creative ways: Pee-wee makes a list for Santa Claus 1 1/2 miles long, teaches Little Richard how to ice skate, goes for a sleigh ride with Magic Johnson, commands ...
Style: not serious, feel good, surreal, humorous, offbeat ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: family, oldies, buddies, goofy hero, christmas, introspection, friendship, teaching the ways of the world, youth, disorder, friends, mischievous children ...
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The Pee Wee Herman Show
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 58 min.
Story: An adult-oriented version of what would eventually become an award-winning children's classic. This version of the show features Pee-wee's playhouse and many of the characters of the later series, but with adult and sexual overtones and ...
Style: not serious, humorous, offbeat, surreal, feel good
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: goofy hero, friendship, family, wish come true, artists and showbiz, friends, imaginary, misfit, disorder, genie, generosity, alligator ...
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Perfect Strangers
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Perfect Strangers is an American sitcom that ran for eight seasons from March 25, 1986, to August 6, 1993, on the ABC television network. Created by Dale McRaven, the series chronicles the rocky coexistence of midwestern American Larry Appleton and ...
Style: not serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, offbeat
Audience: family outing
Plot: sitcom, goofy hero, family, odd couple, fish out of water, misfit, partners, family relations, friendship, buddies, immigrants, society ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois
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System:   65%
    User:   56%
 
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Mork & Mindy
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Mork & Mindy is an American science fiction sitcom broadcast from 1978 until 1982 on ABC. The series starred Robin Williams as Mork, an alien who comes to Earth from the planet Ork in a small, one-man egg-shaped spaceship. Pam Dawber co-starred ...
Style: not serious, humorous, surreal, offbeat
Audience: date night, family outing, teens
Plot: farce, sitcom, benign alien, goofy hero, odd couple, family, alien, friendship, alien encounter, fish out of water, imaginary, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
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Pee-wee's Big Adventure
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The eccentric and childish Pee-wee Herman embarks on a big adventure when his beloved bicycle is stolen. Armed with information from a fortune-teller and a relentless obsession with his prized possession, Pee-wee encounters a host of odd characters ...
Style: surreal, humorous, dark humor, road movie, feel good ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, chase, family, road trip, americana, on the road, fish out of water, irreverent, adventurer, childhood, creativity, goofy hero ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: california, texas, usa, cross country
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System:   55%
    User:   58%
 
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Funky Monkey
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Boy genius Michael Dean (Adkins) teams up with a super-talented chimpanzee and his caretaker (Modine) to take down an animal testing lab. In exchange the scientist gives the boy some pointers on the girl of his dreams.
Style: not serious, feel good, humorous
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: buddies, family, laboratory, martial arts, young heroes, rescue, friendship, teachers and students, heroic mission, heroes, rivalry, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
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Big Top Pee-wee
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Paul Reubens stars as Pee-wee Herman in his second full-length film about a farmer who joins the circus after a storm drops a big tent in his front yard. Pee-wee, along with an outlandish cast of animals and circus performers, puts on the best show ...
Style: surreal, humorous, not serious, feel good, offbeat ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: adventure, small town, circus, family, fish out of water, goofy hero, farm, friendship, animals, love triangle, fantasy world, friends ...
Place: california
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System:   42%
    User:   42%
 
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The Muppets' Wizard of Oz
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: feel good, not serious, humorous, exciting
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: puppets, young heroes, family, getting home, rescue, adventure, friendship, imaginary kingdom, parallel world, witch, scarecrow, danger ...
Place: usa, kansas
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    User:   39%
 
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Bingo
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Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Bingo, the runaway circus dog, is off the leash and saving Chuckie's life! Bingo and the boy become the best of friends in this canine comedy featuring doggy disguises and skateboarding, pinball and prison. Chuckie and his parents (Cindy ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, satirical, absurd ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: dog, family, adventure, friendship, on the road, best friends, pets, children, kidnapping, animal life, natural disaster, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: usa, cross country
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    User:   39%
 
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Heathcliff
Genre: Animation, Family, Comedy
Country: USA, France
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Heathcliff is an animated TV series that debuted on October 4, 1980. It was the first series based on the Heathcliff comic strip and was produced by Ruby-Spears Productions. It ran until September 18, 1982 with a total of 25 episodes, under two ...
Style: feel good, not serious, humorous
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: buddies, goofy hero, small town, family, animal life, disorder, gang, pets, prank, uninhibited rivalry, friendship, wooing ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
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System:   41%
    User:   46%
 
Ernest Scared Stupid
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Well-intentioned, eternally bumbling Ernest P. Worrell accidentally releases an evil demon from its sacred tomb. As the demon flexes its power and goes on a ruinous rampage, good-guy Ernest tries to step in to save the town from mass destruction. ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, idiotic, offbeat ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: family, halloween, stupidity, goofy hero, monster, magic, mischievous children, chase, witch, parody, transformation, dumb ...
Time: 20th century
Place: missouri
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System:   41%
    User:   37%
 
The Weird Al Show
Genre: Family, Comedy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The Weird Al Show is a television show hosted by "Weird Al" Yankovic. Produced in association with Dick Clark Productions, it aired Saturday mornings on the CBS TV network from September to December 1997. The show was released on DVD on ...
Style: humorous, not serious, surreal, offbeat, witty
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: buddies, family, pets, rock, parody, against the rules, celebrity culture, media satire, artists and showbiz, workplace, mischievous children, performer's life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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    User:   37%
 
MVP: Most Valuable Primate
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Jack is a three-year-old chimpanzee who has been the subject of a long-term experiment by Dr. Kendall, a researcher who been teaching Jack to communicate through sign language. ack scrambles onto the ice in the midst of practice for Steven's ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: sport, athlete and trainer, friendship, family, animal life, friends, athlete's life, buddies, underdog, contests and competitions, teachers and students, sport team ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: canada
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System:   38%
    User:   35%
 
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The Adventures of Pete & Pete
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The Adventures of Pete & Pete is an American children's television series produced by Wellsville Pictures and broadcast by Nickelodeon. The show featured humorous and surreal elements in its narrative, and many recurring themes centered on ...
Style: not serious, humorous, surreal, offbeat, witty
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, teens, kids
Plot: small town, mischievous children, suburbs, family, parents and children, siblings relations, adolescence vs adulthood, eccentric family, small town life, suburban life, teenage life, misfit ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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System:   37%
    User:   35%
 
Ernest Goes to Camp
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Ernest, a lovable loser who works as a summer camp handyman and dreams of becoming a guidance councilor, must find a way to inspire a group of juvenile delinquents while stopping a shady strip mining company from closing the camp as well.
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, idiotic, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: camp, family, stupidity, bullying, prison, farce, buddies, goofy hero, happy ending, mischievous children, mistaken identity, teenage life ...
Time: 80s
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System:   36%
    User:   38%
 
The Pee-Wee Herman Show on Broadway
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Subversive humor and childlike wonder based on both Reubens' original stage show, "The Pee-wee Herman Show," and the Emmy-winning Saturday morning TV show, "Pee-wee's Playhouse."
Style: humorous, not serious, surreal, offbeat, feel good
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: goofy hero, artists and showbiz, family, theater, friends, music, disorder, dancing, surrealism, dance
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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System:   35%
    User:   35%
 
Punky Brewster
Genre: Family, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Punky Brewster is an American sitcom about a girl named Punky Brewster being raised by her foster parent. The show ran on NBC from September 16, 1984 to September 7, 1986 and again in first-run syndication from October 30, 1987 to May 27, ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, touching, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: sitcom, orphan, mischievous children, family, young heroes, adoption, optimism, custody, foster child, youth, friendship, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, illinois
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System:   35%
    User:   29%
 
Scooby-Doo and the Reluctant Werewolf
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Horror, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Shaggy is turned into a werewolf, and it's up to Scooby, Scrappy and Shaggy's girlfriend to help him win a race against other monsters, and become human again.
Style: not serious, humorous, offbeat, exciting
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing, teens
Plot: goofy hero, adventure, contests and competitions, curses spells and rituals, ambition, family, escapades, disorder, mystery, chases and races, mummy, amateur detective ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: europe
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System:   35%
    User:   39%
 
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Pippi Goes on Board
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: Sweden, West Germany
Duration: 83 min.
Story: This is the film version which is a compilation of the 1969 TV Series shown in 13 parts. It is therefore technically the "first" Pippi Långstrump film, although it wasn't released as a film until 1973. Pippi lives alone in ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, offbeat, exciting
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: mischievous children, adventure, ship, superhuman powers, family, young heroes, friendship, family life, escapades, children, imaginary, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: sweden
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System:   34%
    User:   36%
 
The Misadventures of Merlin Jones
Genre: Family, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Merlin Jones, a precocious and intelligent high-school boy, experiments with hypnosis and creates a mind-reading machine. However, his experiments land him in deep trouble with the law.
Style: not serious, humorous, feel good
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: college, buddies, high school, mad scientist, mischievous children, adventure, supernatural ability, young heroes, family, teachers and students, mind reading, hypnosis ...
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Kazaam
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Shaquille O'Neal as a rapping genie protects a little boy.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, awful, idiotic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family, friendship, genie, magic, urban, mischievous children, hip hop, chase, supernatural ability, young heroes, curses spells and rituals, basketball ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
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System:   32%
    User:   29%
 
A Muppet Family Christmas
Genre: Comedy, Family, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 47 min.
Story: In this one-hour Christmas special, Fozzie Bear surprises his mother Emily on Christmas Eve by bringing the entire Muppet gang to her farm to celebrate the holidays. Doc and his dog Sprocket, who had planned a quiet Christmas, end up joining the ...
Style: not serious, feel good, humorous
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: puppets, best friends, farm, friendship, family, countryside, reunion, hopes, family relations, friends, goofy hero, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, sesame street
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System:   31%
    User:   29%
 
Dennis the Menace
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: humorous, not serious, feel good, realistic, funny ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: family, mischievous children, prank, suburbs, runaway, friendship, children, parents and children, violence, nothing goes right, kids and family, childhood ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s, future
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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System:   31%
    User:   30%
 
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Explorers
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: semi serious, humorous, feel good, offbeat, surreal ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: adventure, space travel, friendship, bullying, family, alien, laboratory, aliens, mischievous children, dreams, childhood, imagination ...
Time: 80s, future
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System:   31%
    User:   26%
 
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Snowmen
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Three young friends find adventure and purpose in their attempts to set a Guinness World Record. Set in a wintry mountain town, the unpopular trio pursues fame through a series of schemes and stunts that eventually imperil their own lives. Along the ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, touching, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: young heroes, obsessive quest, family, small town, human spirit, friendship, coming of age, child illness, bully, caretaker, ambition, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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System:   30%
    User:   26%
 
Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Musical
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 48 min.
Story: A poor otter family risks everything for the chance to win the cash prize of a talent contest for Christmas.
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, offbeat, touching
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: family, underdog, contests and competitions, adventure, friendship, parents and children, fish out of water, ambition, puppet, disorder, friends, down on your luck ...
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System:   29%
    User:   31%
 
Slappy and the Stinkers
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Five 2nd-grade kids who don't follow strict rules by their school principal Brinway are dubbed "Stinkers" by him. On the class visit to an aquarium the Stinkers decide that a sea lion called Slappy doesn't feel too good there, ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: school, best friends, ocean or sea, dedicated educator, adventure, mischievous children, family, underdog, young heroes, rescue, daring rescue, save the day ...
Time: 90s
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System:   29%
    User:   29%
 
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First Kid
Genre: Family, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Some say that to be the leader of a country is one of the loneliest jobs in the world. But being the child of a world leader can be doubly so. Constantly surrounded by security officers, restricted in movements and having almost every waking moment ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, touching ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: family, white house, secret service, friendship, president, mischievous children, internet, violence, special agents, chase, dog, kidnapping ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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System:   28%
    User:   33%
 

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Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 25 min.
Story: The Muppet Babies (Kermit, Piggy, Gonzo, Fozzy and company) live in a large nursery watched over by Nanny. The babies have active imaginations, and often embark upon adventures into imaginary worlds.
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, exciting
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Salute Your Shorts
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Salute Your Shorts is an American comedy television series that aired on Nickelodeon from 1991 to 1992 and in reruns until early 1999. It was based on the 1986 book, Salute Your Shorts: Life at Summer Camp by Steve Slavkin. The series, filmed at ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat, exciting
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: summer camp, mischievous children, family, young heroes, prank, teenage life, youth, friendship, disorder, against the rules, friends, punishment ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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