Movies and TV shows like Punky Brewster

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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, 1988. Punky Brewster spawned an animated spin-off It's Punky Brewster. The series featured the original cast voicing their respective characters. The cartoon was produced by Ruby-Spears, and aired on NBC from September 14, 1985 to December 6, 1986.
Style: feel good, semi serious, touching, realistic, humorous, sentimental
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: sitcom, orphan, mischievous children, family, young heroes, adoption, optimism, custody, foster child, youth, friendship, family relations, disorder, pets, family problems, friends, social worker, restaurant owner, treehouse, rich girl, foster home, absent mother, golden retriever, child protagonist, child abandonment ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, illinois, chicago illinois
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, feel good and semi serious films and TV series with plots about family, family relations, youth, parents and children, friends, disorder and mischievous children mostly in Comedy, Family and Drama genres. Some movies like Punky Brewster: Diff'rent Strokes (1978), Growing Pains (1985), Snowmen (2010), Mr. Belvedere (1985), The Brady Bunch (1969). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Diff'rent Strokes
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Diff'rent Strokes is an American television sitcom that aired on NBC from November 3, 1978, to May 4, 1985, and on ABC from September 27, 1985, to March 7, 1986. The series stars Gary Coleman and Todd Bridges as Arnold and Willis Jackson, two ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, sentimental, humorous ...
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Place: new york, usa, manhattan, new york city
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Growing Pains
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
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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 ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Mr. Belvedere
Genre: Comedy, Family
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Duration: 30 min.
Story: Mr. Belvedere is an American sitcom that originally aired on ABC from March 15, 1985, until July 8, 1990. The series is based on the Lynn Aloysius Belvedere character created by Gwen Davenport for her 1947 novel Belvedere, which was later adapted ...
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The Brady Bunch
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: When widower Mike Brady marries a lovely lady widow Carol Ann, their two families become one. These are the misadventures of this new couple, their six children, a dog named Tiger, and quirky housekeeper Alice.
Style: feel good, not serious, realistic, humorous, sentimental
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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.
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Full House
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Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Full House is an American sitcom television series. Set in San Francisco, the show chronicles widowed father Danny Tanner, who, after the death of his wife Pam, enlists his best friend Joey Gladstone and his brother-in-law Jesse Katsopolis to help ...
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Duration: 91 min.
Story: Nicolas has a happy existence, parents who love him, a great group of friends with whom he has great fun, and all he wants is that nothing changes. However, one day, he overhears a conversation that leads him to believe that his life might change ...
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Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental, feel good
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Bailey's Billion$
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Story: Sweet and savvy talking golden retriever, Bailey, is one doggone lucky pooch when his devoted owner, Constance Pennington, leaves him her entire billion-dollar fortune. Bailey is lucky, that is, until he becomes the target of an elaborately-designed ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good
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Switchmas
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Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Dennis the Menace
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Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
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Audience: preschoolers, family outing, pre-teens
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Slappy and the Stinkers
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
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Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens
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First Kid
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Country: USA
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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:   63%
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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
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Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois
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System:   63%
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Marley & Me: The Puppy Years
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Fall into puppy love with “the world’s worst dog”, who now has a frisky voice and an attitude to match. Join Marley for his mischievous puppy years, as he and his summer pal, Bodie Grogan, wreak havoc on a neighborhood dog contest. Marley ...
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Hounded
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A teenager ends up being hounded by a well-groomed and seemingly cute and tiny dog that actually turns out to be a nightmare of a beast.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, teens, kids
Plot: mischievous children, school, pets, family, adventure, young heroes, teenage life, family life, youth, teenage boy, dog, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Even Stevens
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Even Stevens is an American comedy television series that aired on Disney Channel with a total of three seasons and 65 episodes from June 17, 2000, to June 13, 2003. It follows the life of the Stevenses, a Jewish family living in suburban ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, witty
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: family, sitcom, parents and children, siblings relations, eccentric family, teenage life, family life, youth, family relations, disorder, mischievous children, high school life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: california, usa
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System:   60%
    User:   53%
 
Beethoven's 4th
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The family is pleasantly surprised and puzzled when Beethoven suddenly becomes obedient. Turns out it's a prince and the pauper scenario, with the real Beethoven now living with a pompous rich family.
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, kids
Plot: anti heroes, countryside, family, mischievous children, odd couple, young heroes, parents and children, social differences, adolescence vs adulthood, child as adult, mistaken identity, family life ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa
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System:   60%
    User:   66%
 
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All I Want for Christmas
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Two New York City children who launch a hilarious scheme to get what they most want this holiday season.
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, date night, girls' night, kids
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Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
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The Parent Trap II
Genre: Family, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Two best friends plot to get their single parents together to stop one of them from moving to New York.
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: best friends, family, manipulations, parents and children, youth, child as adult, couples, single parent, family relations, friends, cons and scams, reunion ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, california
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The Sandlot 2
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A decade has passed in the small town where the original Sandlot gang banded together during the summer of ’62 to play baseball and battle the Beast. Now comes the sequel, a campy romp back to the dugout where nine new kids descend on the diamond ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, touching ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, teens, kids
Plot: sport, buddies, mischievous children, family, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, adventure, teenage life, sport team, coming of age, ambition, partners ...
Time: contemporary
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System:   58%
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Problem Child 2
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Junior and his father, Ben, move from Cold River to Mortville. Junior becomes threatened by Ben's desire to date again and find a new mother for Junior, and sabotages each of his dates.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, feel good, surreal ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family, mischievous children, school, single parent, small town, prank, adoption, friendship, parents and children, youth, family relations, mentor ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
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System:   57%
    User:   57%
 
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Jessie
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA, Portugal
Duration: 30 min.
Story: An idealistic teen from rural Texas embarks on the adventure of a lifetime when she decides to leave behind starry nights for big city lights. Thrilled to be on her own and determined not to be intimidated by New York City, she accepts a job as ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, sentimental
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: nanny, youth, family, disorder, mischievous children, siblings relations, when the parents are away, workplace, family relations, hotel, butler, imaginary character ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
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System:   57%
    User:   52%
 

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