Movies and TV shows like Pee-wee's Playhouse

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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, not serious, surreal, feel good, offbeat
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: friendship, goofy hero, 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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Most similar movies to Pee-wee's Playhouse

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, not serious, feel good and offbeat films and TV series with plots about family, friends, disorder, friendship, youth, sitcom and family relations mostly in Comedy, Family and Musical genres. Some movies like Pee-wee's Playhouse: The Pee Wee Herman Show (1981), Perfect Strangers (1986), The Weird Al Show (1997), Mork & Mindy (1978), Mighty Med (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: not serious, humorous, offbeat, surreal, feel good
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: genie, goofy hero, friendship, family, wish come true, artists and showbiz, friends, imaginary, misfit, disorder, generosity, fishing ...
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95%
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: not serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, offbeat
Audience: family outing
Plot: sitcom, friendship, goofy hero, family, odd couple, fish out of water, misfit, partners, family relations, buddies, immigrants, society ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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: not serious, feel good, surreal, humorous, offbeat ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: christmas, friendship, generosity, family, oldies, buddies, goofy hero, introspection, teaching the ways of the world, youth, disorder, friends ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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: humorous, not serious, surreal, offbeat, witty
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: buddies, pets, family, rock, parody, against the rules, celebrity culture, media satire, artists and showbiz, workplace, mischievous children, performer's life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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 7.2
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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: surreal, not serious, humorous, offbeat
Audience: date night, family outing, teens
Plot: sitcom, farce, alien, benign alien, goofy hero, odd couple, family, friendship, alien encounter, fish out of water, imaginary, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.7
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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
Audience: kids
Plot: superhero, heroes, imaginary, youth, family, friends, best friends, friendship, hospital, sitcom, teenager
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, humorous, surreal, offbeat, feel good
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: goofy hero, family, artists and showbiz, theater, friends, music, disorder, dancing, surrealism, dance
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 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: feel good, humorous, not serious, light, funny ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: benign alien, fish out of water, sitcom, culture clash, parents and children, family relations, family, alien, cat, comedy of errors, friendship, suburbs ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Kenan & Kel (1996)
Genre: Comedy
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: humorous
Audience: pre-teens, teen comedy, family outing
Plot: sitcom, friendship, african american, buddies, family, youth, disorder, friends, goofy hero, teenage life, nothing goes right, dimwit ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.0
 988
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: humorous, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: puppets, teenage life, youth, family, black family, teenager, puppet, sitcom, disorder, buddies, odd couple, nothing goes right ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s, 21st century, 1990s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: family outing, kids
Plot: sea monster, friendship, mischievous children, school, young heroes, suburbs, family, rescue, ocean or sea, adolescence vs adulthood, fish out of water, imaginary kingdom ...
Place: san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.1
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Benson (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Benson is an American television sitcom which aired from September 13, 1979, to April 19, 1986, on ABC. The series was a spin-off from the soap opera parody Soap; however, Benson discarded the soap opera format of its parent show in favor of a more ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, witty
Audience: family outing
Plot: sitcom, butler, master and servant, friendship, family, society, family relations, power relations, workplace, friends, boss and employee, family life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.1
 3K
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: not serious, feel good, realistic, humorous
Audience: family outing
Plot: sitcom, single father, buddies, family, odd couple, child care, parents and children, family relations, coming of age, friendship, custody, family life ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Punky Brewster (1984)
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: semi serious, feel good, realistic, touching, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: sitcom, orphan, foster child, adoption, optimism, friendship, mischievous children, family, young heroes, custody, youth, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, illinois, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Garbage Pail Kids Movie (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Seven disgusting kids but nevertheless of interesting personality are being made of the green mud coming out of garbage can. Once alive their master gives them rules to obey although they think that life is funnier without following stupid ...
Style: toilet humor, humorous, not serious, offbeat, gross out humor ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: friendship, family, adventure, mischievous children, misfit, monster, garbage, youth, disorder, friends, bullying, children ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 3.6
 635
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: not serious, feel good, humorous
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: friendship, family, martial arts, buddies, laboratory, young heroes, monkey, rescue, teachers and students, heroic mission, heroes, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 3.6
 6K
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, semi serious, surreal, offbeat
Audience: preschoolers, family outing
Plot: friendship, family, young heroes, teaching the ways of the world, youth, friends, heroic mission, animal life, fighting the system, disorder, rabbit, periscope ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.6
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Geppetto (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When a man wishes for a son, he learns what it means to be a father.
Style: semi serious, feel good, stylized, humorous, exciting
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, kids
Plot: mischievous children, puppets, parents and children, family, miraculous event, imaginary, youth, disorder, young heroes, friendship, escapades, family relations ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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: not serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat, exciting
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: summer camp, mischievous children, friendship, punishment, young heroes, family, prank, teenage life, youth, disorder, against the rules, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: humorous, not serious, realistic, feel good, romantic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, mischievous children, family, buddies, running, group of friends, parents and children, nothing goes right, youth, family relations, disorder, friends ...
Time: 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, dark humor, not serious, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: chase, on the road, adventure, tour guide, hitchhiker, cross dressing, back from the dead, americana, family, fish out of water, adventurer, goofy hero ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: california, texas, usa, cross country
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: feel good, semi serious, humorous, exciting
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: puppet, family, buddies, puppets, friendship, legends and myths, showbiz, workplace situations, ambition, danger, escapades, heroes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, clever
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: friendship, school, bully, teaching the ways of the world, teenager, teenage life, coming of age, youth, friends, best friends, buddies, survival ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Small Wonder (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Small Wonder is an American science fiction sitcom that aired in first-run syndication from September 7, 1985 to May 20, 1989. The show chronicles the family of a robotics engineer who, after he secretly creates a robot modeled after a real human ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, offbeat
Audience: family outing
Plot: sitcom, androids and robots, family, family life, imaginary, family relations, parents and children, youth, disorder, make believe, nosy, robot ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Sabrina, Down Under (1999)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Sabrina and her friend Gwen, while on vacation at Australia's Great Barrier Reef, try to save a secret mermaid colony who's habitat is threatened by ocean pollution.
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family, save the day, ocean or sea, teenage life, wizards and magicians, love and romance, youth, best friends, teenage love, curses spells and rituals, fall in love, imaginary ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Beakman's World (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Beakman's World is an educational children's television show. The program is based on the Universal Press Syndicate syndicated comic strip You Can with Beakman and Jax created by Jok Church. The series premiered September 18, 1992 on The ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, offbeat, exciting
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: science, experiment, laboratory, goofy hero, family, disorder, scientist, mad scientist, inventions and discoveries, escapades, heroes, experimenting ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: sitcom, siblings relations, family, family life, youth, family relations, mischievous children, parents and children, disorder, favoritism among siblings, child, sibling rivalry
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Growing Pains (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Growing Pains is an American television sitcom about an affluent family, residing in Huntington, Long Island, New York, with a working mother and a stay-at-home psychiatrist father raising three children together, which aired on ABC from September ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, sentimental
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: sitcom, family, couple relations, suburbs, parents and children, siblings relations, adolescence vs adulthood, suburban life, family life, youth, family relations, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Jeff Foxworthy Show (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Air conditioning repair man Jeff finds himself a fish out of water living in Indiana with his Southern ways and humor. Eventually he takes his family back to Georgia and reconnects with his eccentric relations.
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: sitcom, parents and children, family, family life, family relations, eccentric family, youth, disorder, short lived, television flop
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: indiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Ernest Goes to Camp (1987)
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, feel good, not serious, twist ending, idiotic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: camp, family, summer camp, farce, prison, buddies, goofy hero, mischievous children, mistaken identity, teenage life, youth, disorder ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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