Movies like Dennis the Menace 1987

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Dennis the Menace (1987)
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Dennis the Menace (1987)
Genre: Family, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: This movie puts Henk Ketcham's comic figure 'Dennis' into real life: While digging in his front garden, Dennis finds a big bone. To prove it's from a dinosaur, he persuades his father to invite an old buddy of him, Bowen Skyler III, who's a famous 'dinosaur hunter'. Being desperate for publicity, Skyler informs press and television... and starts a paleontologic dig in their front garden.
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: family relations, mischievous children, small town, family, youth, friends, suburbs, disorder, young heroes, dog, dinosaur, scientist, motorcycle, doll, excavation, boy, neighbor, naughty child, girl, reporter, father son relationship, child, garden, fame, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa

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Most similar movies to Dennis the Menace

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, feel good, realistic and semi serious films with plots about family relations, youth, family, disorder, mischievous children, friends and parents and children mostly in Comedy, Family and Adventure genres. Some movies like Dennis the Menace: Problem Child (1990), Richie Rich: A Christmas Story (1998), Babysitters Beware (2009), Switchmas (2012), The Even Stevens Movie (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Dennis the Menace Strikes Again! (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Barricade the doors. Lock the windows. Because he's baaaack. That one-boy wrecking crew, Dennis the Menace, returns for more mischief and mayhem. Based on the comic strip and TV show about a mischievous little boy with a gift for the ...
Style: realistic, not serious, humorous
Audience: preschoolers, kids, family outing
Plot: mischievous children, family relations, nothing goes right, dishonesty, youth, save the day, family, aging, disorder, suburbs, cons and scams, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
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Problem Child (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Ben Healy (John Ritter) and his social climbing wife Flo adopt Junior a fun-loving seven year old. But they soon discover he's a little monster as he turns a camping trip, a birthday party and even a baseball game into comic nightmares. But is ...
Style: feel good, humorous, funny, suspenseful, not serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: mischievous children, adoption, spoiled brat, dark humor, farce, disorder, troublemaker, kidnapping, parents and children, swearing, runaway, friends ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, humorous, not serious, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids, preschoolers, teens ...
Plot: mischievous children, prank, family, when the parents are away, problem child, friendship, nothing goes right, troublemaker, suburbs, naughty child, boy, neighbor ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s, future
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Richie Rich: A Christmas Story (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: After getting blamed for spoiling Christmas, the richest kid in the world wishes he'd never been born. Unfortunately, a wishing machine, invented by professor Keenbean, picked up the wish and made it come true. Now Richie finds himself in a ...
Style: humorous, semi serious
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: family relations, disorder, family life, parallel world, misfit, family, mischievous children, youth, orphan, orphanage, children, cat ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Babysitters Beware (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Seven-year-old Danny Parker is a good kid who loves his parents. But they have to go out on business dinners all the time, leaving him stuck with a sitter. It's not so bad when it's his favorite babysitter, Janelle but he also gets stuck ...
Style: humorous, feel good, captivating, entertaining, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: family relations, nanny, when the parents are away, parents and children, mischievous children, disorder, little boy, save the day, rivalry, friendship, friends, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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46%
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Switchmas (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: All Ira Finkelstein wants for Christmas is...Christmas. Unfortunately, his parents are sending him to Florida to be with his Grandparents. Ira's spirit soars as he manages to land in Christmas Town, USA, instead.
Style: feel good, humorous, captivating, light, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: christmas, follow your dream, disorder, youth, mischievous children, family relations, friends, family, hopes, switching roles, parents and children, holiday ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Even Stevens Movie (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The Stevens think that they've won an all-expenses-paid trip to an island that's halfway around the world. When their house is destroyed, their food stolen, and their bacon eaten, the Stevens family breaks apart in front of all their ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: family relations, parents and children, family life, teenage life, family, disorder, island, siblings relations, youth, nothing goes right, mischievous children, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Third-grader Judy Moody sets out to have the most thrilling summer of her life.
Style: feel good, realistic, not serious, humorous, 3d animation
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: summer vacation, family relations, competition, mischievous children, young heroes, youth, escapades, family, amusement park, disorder, friendship, redhead girl ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Merry Christmas, Drake & Josh (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: While trying to avoid an obsessed girl, rocker Drake Parker meets a young girl, who makes him promise to give her family the best Christmas ever. Later, at the Premiere's first ever Christmas party, a group of teens start to make trouble. ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good
Audience: teens, kids, family outing
Plot: comedy of errors, mischievous children, nothing goes right, lifestyle, family, youth, family relations, step siblings, disorder, friends, teenage life, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 99 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, friends, siblings relations, parents and children, family life, diary, middle school, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Problem Child 2 (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 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, pre-teens, family outing, teens
Plot: farce, prank, mischievous children, problem child, child, neighborhood, spoiled brat, single parent, fall in love, parents and children, naughty child, family ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Richie Rich (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Richie Rich is just a normal kid, except that he has a trillion dollars.Following his overnight success, he moves his father and his sister into his newly built mansion. He also shares his success with his two best friends, Darcy and Murray.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, light, feel good
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers, kids
Plot: young heroes, youth, mischievous children, escapades, parents and children, disorder, family, family relations, rich, father, money
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Little Nicholas (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: France, Belgium
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 ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: mischievous children, family relations, friendship, plan gone awry, parents and children, family life, friends, little boy, children, school, family, teacher student relationship ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Beethoven's 4th (2001)
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: feel good, humorous, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: dog, family relations, human dog relationship, pets, escapades, youth, partners, parents and children, mistaken identity, fish out of water, disorder, good versus evil ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Billy and Buddy (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: France, Belgium, Luxembourg
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Buddy is an abandoned young cocker spaniel waiting dejectedly in his cage for a kind, new owner to adopt him. Suddenly, Billy, a little boy whose hair is as red as Buddy's, appears. It's love at first sight and the beginning of a great ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, light, contemplative
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: dog, parents and children, family relations, family, boy and dog, silly humor, pets, babies and infants, disorder, youth
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Beethoven's 5th (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. When Sara takes Beethoven to spend summer vacation with wacky Uncle Freddie in an old mining town, the mischievous canine "digs up" the missing clue to a legendary hidden fortune of Rita and Moe ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: family relations, dog, family life, friendship, friends, family, best friends, chase, partners, escapades, youth, odd couple ...
Time: 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Hotel for Dogs (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Placed in a foster home that doesn't allow pets, 16-year-old Andi and her younger brother, Bruce, turn an abandoned hotel into a home for their dog. Soon other strays arrive, and the hotel becomes a haven for every orphaned canine in town. But ...
Style: feel good, humorous, entertaining, light, realistic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens, girls' night
Plot: orphan, dog, animal lover, mischievous children, siblings relations, pets, young heroes, husky dog, puppy, family relations, friends, beagle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, antarctica, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Home Alone (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Eight-year-old Kevin McCallister makes the most of the situation after his family unwittingly leaves him behind when they go on Christmas vacation. But when a pair of bungling burglars set their sights on Kevin's house, the plucky kid stands ...
Style: humorous, funny, not serious, light, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: christmas, mischievous children, family, when the parents are away, holiday, child protagonist, home invasion, youth, kids and family, disney, children, neighbor ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, america, paris france, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Problem Child 3: Junior in Love (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Chapter 3 of the Problem Child trilogy features pre-teened Junior in love with a classmate that won't even notice him, but does notice three other boys who are rivals to Junior. This means war!
Style: realistic, not serious, humorous
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: farce, mischievous children, problem child, child, spoiled brat, dentist, doctor, nurse, youth, family, family relations, disorder ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, touching, entertaining, feel good, sincere ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: parents and children, mischievous children, lifestyle, best friend, amusement park, diary, summer vacation, kids and family, friendship between boys, scout, childhood, misfit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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29%
Monkey in the Middle (2014)
Genre: Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Chris has just moved to the East Coast, and already his workaholic father is encouraging him to make new friends. Luckily football (soccer) practice is starting up, and Chris meets a few kids on the team-including his cute neighbor Mara. When Mara ...
Style: feel good, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, mischievous children, family relations, disorder, youth, family, single parent, coming of age, friends, animal life
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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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, light, captivating, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: golden retriever, heist, friendship, crimes, youth, family, disorder, christmas, dog, family relations, friends, talking dog ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Pants on Fire (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Jack Parker has always skated by on his lies, especially the one about Mikey, an underprivileged (and made-up) teen who Jack "tutors"... until one day "Mikey" shows up for real, and all Jack's lies start coming true.
Style: humorous, feel good, light, entertaining, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: supernatural ability, youth, family relations, dishonesty, nothing goes right, parents and children, mischievous children, boy, lie, society, life turned upside down, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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My Sisters Kids in the Snow (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: Denmark
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Hele familien skal på skiferie i Norge, da far brækker benet. Derfor tager onkel Erik af sted med de fem ældste børn. På færgen møder Amalie skiinstruktøren Dan og onkel Erik bliver meget søsyg. Det viser sig far har lejet en meget lille ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, light, feel good
Audience: kids, pre-teens
Plot: family relations, parents and children, mischievous children, siblings relations, uninhibited rivalry, disorder, family, rivalry, youth, when the parents are away, hotel, snow ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, norway, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Daddy Day Camp (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Seeking to offer his son the satisfying summer camp experience that eluded him as a child, the operator of a neighborhood daycare center opens his own camp, only to face financial hardship and stiff competition from a rival camp.
Style: humorous, not serious, absurd, melancholic, realistic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens, girls' night
Plot: summer camp, mischievous children, family relations, competition, colonel, family, farce, buddies, escapades, goofy hero, misfit, fish out of water ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Horrid Henry: The Movie (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When Henry fails yet again to hand in his homework for the umpteenth time, he has no idea that this will set off a chain of events which will see him forming an unlikely alliance with Moody Margaret, the infuriating girl next door, and his ...
Style: humorous, not serious, entertaining, light, realistic
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: mischievous children, young heroes, youth, friendship, teachers and students, parents and children, family life, disorder, friends, family, power relations, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Leave It to Beaver (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Cleavers are an all-American family living in Ohio - wise father Ward, loving mother June, teen-age son Wally and 8-year-old "Beaver" Theodore. Beaver hopes to get a bike as a gift from his father and to please him tries out for his school ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, melancholic, sexy ...
Audience: teens, kids, pre-teens, family outing, girls' night
Plot: when the parents are away, family relations, family, family life, parents and children, prank, friendship, fish out of water, high school life, child as adult, nothing goes right, mischievous children ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 50s
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Chestnut: Hero of Central Park (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Ray and Sal, two orphaned sisters, adopt and hide a Great Dane puppy from their two adopted parents living in a luxury downtown New York apartment that expressely forbids dogs.
Style: humorous, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: dog, human animal relationship, family life, pets, mischievous children, disorder, parents and children, reincarnation, youth, adoption, animal life, family relations ...
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, mischievous children, youth, family, disorder, friends, family life, factory, friendship, deception, heroes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Annie: A Royal Adventure! (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Annie is back! Along with her friends Molly, Hannah, her dog Sandy, and her wealthy father Oliver Warbucks. They take a trip to England where Oliver Warbucks is going to be Knighted by the King. Annie and the gang stumbles onto a wicked scheme led ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous
Audience: family outing
Plot: friends, disorder, family relations, dishonesty, family, intrigue, mischievous children, youth, rivalry, best friends, adventure, child protagonist ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, buckingham palace, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%