Movies and TV shows like Pee-wee's Playhouse

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Pee-wee's Playhouse (1986)
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Pee-wee's Playhouse (1986)
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, feel good, offbeat, surreal, not serious
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, youth, family, heroes, friends, misfit, imaginary, buddies, disorder, goofy hero, hapless, show tunes, silly humor, dog, dancing, cowboy, child, cat, king, camp, genie, interracial relations, ant, clock, fat woman ...
Time: 80s, 20th century

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Most similar movies to Pee-wee's Playhouse

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, feel good, not serious and semi serious films and TV series with plots about friends, family, disorder, friendship, youth, family relations and buddies mostly in Comedy, Family and Musical genres. Some movies like Pee-wee's Playhouse: Kenan & Kel (1996), The Weird Al Show (1997), The Pee Wee Herman Show (1981), Perfect Strangers (1986), Mork & Mindy (1978). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Kenan & Kel (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Kenan & Kel is an American teen comedy sitcom produced by Kevin Kopelow and Heath Seifert that originally aired on Nickelodeon from July 1996 to July 2000. The show starred friends and then-All That cast members Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell. ...
Style: sitcom, humorous
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, teen comedy
Plot: african american, friendship, youth, buddies, teenage life, friends, boss, dimwit, disorder, mishap, student, family ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, illinois, chicago illinois
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100%
The Weird Al Show (1997)
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: not serious, surreal, offbeat, witty, humorous
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: parody, pets, media, performer's life, mischievous children, desire for fame, family, against the rules, buddies, lifestyle, partners, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Pee Wee Herman Show (1981)
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: surreal, not serious, offbeat, feel good, humorous
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: genie, artists and showbiz, goofy hero, misfit, imaginary, generosity, friends, disorder, farce, silly humor, show tunes, wish come true ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Perfect Strangers (1986)
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: sitcom, feel good, offbeat, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: greek, fish out of water, friendship, odd couple, goofy hero, immigrants, silly humor, farce, friends, stewardess, family relations, disorder ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Christmas at Pee Wee's Playhouse (1988)
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: surreal, not serious, humorous, feel good, offbeat ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, generosity, christmas, heroes, introspection, wish come true, oldies, teaching the ways of the world, disorder, friends, misfit, buddies ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Pee-Wee Herman Show on Broadway (2011)
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: not serious, surreal, humorous, feel good, offbeat
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: farce, show tunes, silly humor, disorder, friends, music, goofy hero, artists and showbiz, family, theater, satire, dance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.2
 9K
Mork & Mindy (1978)
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: sitcom, offbeat, humorous, not serious, surreal
Audience: date night, family outing, teens
Plot: alien, fish out of water, farce, misfit, family, goofy hero, silly humor, disorder, imaginary, benign alien, odd couple, alien encounter ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.5
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Mighty Med (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Mighty Med is a live-action comedy series starring popular Disney Channel stars Bradley Steven Perry and Jake Short, premieres as a special one-hour event, October 7 on Disney XD. The series is created by Jim Bernstein and Andy Schwartz, and is ...
Style: not serious, humorous, light, surreal, captivating ...
Audience: kids
Plot: best friends, imaginary, friendship, youth, superhero, hospital, family, super villain, friends, teenager, heroes, comics ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 7.4
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ALF (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 25 min.
Story: A furry alien wiseguy comes to live with a terran family after crashing into their garage.
Style: sitcom, humorous, feel good, not serious, light ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: benign alien, family, alien, fish out of water, family relations, cat, parents and children, suburbs, friendship, comedy of errors, culture clash, mistaken identity ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 3.7
 7K
Teletubbies (1997)
Genre: Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: UK
Duration: 28 min.
Story: Teletubbies is a British BBC children's television series targeted at pre-school viewers and produced from 31 March 1997 to 5 January 2001 by Ragdoll Productions. It was created by Ragdoll's creative director Anne Wood CBE and Andrew ...
Style: humorous, puppet animation, absurd, funny, light ...
Audience: preschoolers, kids, family outing
Plot: friendship, friends, part animation, fantasy world, dancing, storytelling, young heroes, animal life, disorder, teaching the ways of the world, heroic mission, family ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Sigmund and the Sea Monsters (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Sigmund and the Sea Monsters was an American children's television series that ran from 1973 to 1975, produced by Sid and Marty Krofft and aired on Saturday mornings. There were 29 episodes spanning two seasons.
Style: humorous, semi serious
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: friendship, sea monster, media satire, school, suburbs, imaginary kingdom, suburban life, adolescence vs adulthood, fish out of water, friends, ocean or sea, disorder ...
Place: san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
A Muppet Family Christmas (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Musical
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: humorous, feel good, not serious
Audience: preschoolers, kids, family outing
Plot: christmas, puppet, goofy hero, hopes, family, best friends, escapades, show tunes, family life, reunion, chaos and mayhem, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, sesame street
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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How to Rock (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 24 min.
Story: How to Rock is an American teen sitcom that ran on Nickelodeon from February 4 to December 8, 2012. It stars Cymphonique Miller as Kacey Simon. The series is based on the 2011 book, How to Rock Braces and Glasses by Meg Haston published by Little, ...
Style: humorous, light, feel good, captivating, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: music band, family, youth, hip hop, friends, artists and showbiz, rivalry, society, musician's life, teenage life, teenager, aspiring singer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Fred 3: Camp Fred (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Schools out and Fred Figglehorn's dream of water slides, horseback riding and monkey butlers during the summer turns into a nightmare of gruel and poisonous berries when his mom signs him up to an unsanitary camp.
Style: humorous, not serious, entertaining, feel good, realistic
Audience: pre-teens, kids
Plot: summer camp, ambition, teenage life, friendship, goofy hero, misfit, society, contests and competitions, rivalry, underdog, disorder, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Punky Brewster (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Family
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: sitcom, touching, sentimental, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: orphan, family relations, optimism, friendship, adoption, foster child, disorder, friends, social worker, family problems, strong female presence, custody ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The story of a 10-year-old girl Dawn Haley whose sibling rivalry with her three brothers is heightened by the fact that they are quadruplets.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, light, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: sibling rivalry, siblings relations, mischievous children, family life, favoritism among siblings, disorder, youth, family relations, family, parents and children, child
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Dr. Dolittle: Tail to the Chief (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Maya Dolittle (Kyla Pratt) is back in a heartwarming adventure of presidential proportions! Maya's dream of going to vet school is put on hold when she gets a call from the president of the United States. It seems the First Dog is out of ...
Style: offbeat, humorous, feel good, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: heroes, race against time, family, danger, escapades, young heroes, odd couple, save the day, pets, imaginary, heroic mission, catastrophe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Cousin Skeeter (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Cousin Skeeter is an American children's television show, which ran on Nickelodeon from 1998 to 2001. It starred Robert Ri'chard as Bobby, a young boy whose life changed when his strange cousin Skeeter came to live with his family. With ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, sitcom
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: puppet, family, buddies, partners, youth, fast talker, disorder, basketball, puppets, getting along, friends, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s, 21st century, 1990s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Funky Monkey (2004)
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: feel good, humorous, not serious, melancholic, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, martial arts, escapades, young heroes, danger, buddies, laboratory, silly humor, disorder, animal life, soldier, rescue ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide is an American live action sitcom on Nickelodeon that debuted in the Nickelodeon Sunday night TEENick scheduling block on September 12, 2004. The series' actual pilot episode aired on September 7, ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, clever
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: friendship, school, survival, teenage life, bully, teaching the ways of the world, youth, friends, deal, odd, adolescence vs adulthood, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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29%
Salute Your Shorts (1991)
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: humorous, offbeat, exciting, realistic, not serious
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: summer camp, mischievous children, punishment, friendship, brat, young heroes, family, prank, youth, disorder, friends, outsmarting ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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My Two Dads (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: My Two Dads is an American sitcom that starred Staci Keanan, Paul Reiser and Greg Evigan. It aired on NBC from 1987 to 1990 and was produced by Michael Jacobs Productions in association with Tri-Star Television and distributed by TeleVentures.
Style: sitcom, feel good, humorous, not serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, single father, friends, family life, custody, friendship, parents and children, family, youth, partners, lifestyle, odd couple ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Jim Henson Hour (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 48 min.
Story: The Jim Henson Hour is a short-lived television series that aired on NBC in 1989. It was developed as a showcase for The Jim Henson Company's various puppet creations, including the popular Muppet characters. Only nine of the twelve episodes ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, humorous, feel good
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: puppet, family, ambition, dinosaur, friends, toys, disorder, puppets, workplace, buddies, heroes, friendship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Follows the counselors and campers on their first day at Camp Firewood in the summer of 1981.
Style: feel good, humorous, sentimental, not serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, camp, rivalry, camp counselor, parody, friends, youth, summer camp, friendship, buddies, silly humor, counselor ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981
Place: usa, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Golden Winter (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A runaway boy befriends a pack of homeless puppies. Together, they stop a bank robbery and find a family to adopt them all.
Style: humorous, feel good, captivating, light, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: heist, golden retriever, friendship, family, youth, crimes, disorder, christmas, dog, friends, family relations, talking dog ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.7
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Pufnstuf (1970)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Jimmy (Jack Wild) ventures to Living Island with his magical, talking flute, Freddy. Once there, he befriends many of the island's inhabitants, but the evil Witchiepoo (Billie Hayes) is determined to steal Freddy the flute away from the boy to ...
Style: humorous, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: puppet, magic, witch, family, youth, show tunes, puppets, disorder, friends, imaginary kingdom, danger, young heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Gullah, Gullah Island (1994)
Genre: Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 20 min.
Story: Gullah Gullah Island is an American children's television series starring Ron Daise and Natalie Daise. It was the first show designed for preschoolers to feature a black family.
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, educational
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: island, teaching the ways of the world, family relations, friends, social relations, youth, family, married couple, friend, african american, black family
Time: 90s
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985)
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, not serious, stylized, feel good ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: tour guide, hitchhiker, chase, on the road, cycling, back from the dead, film within a film, man child, truck driver, bicycle, adventure, cross dressing ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: semi serious, humorous, feel good
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: adventure, family relations, disorder, friends, family life, youth, family, mischievous children, factory, friendship, deception, park ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Little Rascals (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Spanky, Alfalfa, Buckwheat, and the other characters made famous in the Our Gang shorts of the 1920s and 1930s are brought back to life in this nostalgic children's comedy. When Alfalfa starts to question his devotion to the club's ...
Style: feel good, not serious, light, sweet, sentimental ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, teens, girls' night
Plot: friendship, mischievous children, rivalry, parents and children, gang, misfit, dog, precocious child, bully, childhood, gangs, family ...
Time: 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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