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, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: family relations, small town, youth, family, friends, suburbs, mischievous children, disorder, young heroes, dog, dinosaur, child, motorcycle, scientist, doll, excavation, neighbor neighbor relationship, boy, girl, father son relationship, reporter, garden, jeep, dessert, little boy ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, feel good, realistic and semi serious films with plots about family, family relations, youth, disorder, mischievous children, friends and parents and children mostly in Family, Comedy and Adventure genres. Some movies like Dennis the Menace: Richie Rich: A Christmas Story (1998), Babysitters Beware (2009), The Even Stevens Movie (2003), Switchmas (2012), Beethoven's 5th (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Dennis the Menace Strikes Again! (1998)
Genre: Family, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 71 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: not serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: family relations, suburbs, parents and children, silly humor, cons and scams, youth, family, nothing goes right, dishonesty, mischievous children, aging, save the day ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa
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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: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: family relations, parallel world, family life, imaginary, mischievous children, family, misfit, disorder, youth, snow, mud, child ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, not serious, humorous, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids, preschoolers, teens ...
Plot: mischievous children, prank, family, friendship, nothing goes right, when the parents are away, neighbor, children, suburbs, criminal, family relations, runaway ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s, future
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, light, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: nanny, family relations, when the parents are away, mischievous children, parents and children, disorder, little boy, save the day, friendship, rivalry, friends, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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, humorous, not serious, realistic
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: family relations, summer vacation, competition, young heroes, mischievous children, youth, disorder, theme park, family, escapades, friendship, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 100 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, realistic, humorous
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: family relations, diary, middle school, friends, family, social misfits, parents and children, family life, high school life, siblings relations, teenage life, mischievous children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Even Stevens Movie (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 120 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, teens, pre-teens
Plot: family relations, family, family life, teenage life, parents and children, siblings relations, island, disorder, youth, mischievous children, nothing goes right, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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38%
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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, jewish, follow your dream, disorder, youth, mischievous children, family, family relations, friends, hopes, parents and children, switching roles ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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: semi serious, realistic, feel good, humorous
Audience: preschoolers, pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: dog, family relations, rescue, odd couple, best friends, danger, pets, misfit, youth, friendship, fish out of water, treasure hunt ...
Time: 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Alexander's day begins with gum stuck in his hair, followed by more calamities. Though he finds little sympathy from his family and begins to wonder if bad things only happen to him, his mom, dad, brother, and sister all find themselves living ...
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, entertaining, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens, girls' night
Plot: family, siblings relations, childhood, family relations, job interview, friends, parents and children, young heroes, mischievous children, bad luck, school, brother sister relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: semi serious, feel good, humorous
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: family relations, dog, countryside, social differences, escapades, anti heroes, partners, heroes, odd couple, misfit, young heroes, mischievous children ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, youth, lifestyle, family relations, shopping mall, friends, family, teenage life, siblings relations, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Problem Child 2 (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 91 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, feel good, not serious, realistic, sequel to cult film ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: prank, single parent, parents and children, fall in love, family, farce, friends, disorder, family relations, love and romance, mischievous children, small town ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, kids, pre-teens
Plot: mischievous children, family relations, friendship, plan gone awry, parents and children, family life, little boy, disorder, youth, gangsters, gangster, dishonesty ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: france, paris france, europe
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32%
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I Heart Shakey (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Shakey is a family film about a 35-year-old widower named J.T. O'Neil, his precocious 10-year-old daughter and their devoted mutt Shakey. After moving from a small town to Chicago and missing the fine print in their rental contract, J.T. is ...
Style: humorous, feel good, captivating, light, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: family relations, family, pets, parents and children, friends, disorder, youth, mischievous children, dog, friendship, escapades, family life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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 ⇓
31%
The Rainbow Tribe (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: Czech Republic, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Morgan Roberts, a middle aged adult in crisis, reunites with his best friend when he returns to the summer camp of his youth. His troubles seem to magnify when he is joined by a rag-tag group of 10 year old campers. Through their struggles they ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, realistic
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: summer camp, puberty, friendship, youth, life is a bitch, friends, terminal illness, family, disorder, mischievous children, boy, camp counselor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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: pre-teens, kids, family outing, teens, girls' night
Plot: siblings relations, orphan, mischievous children, pets, animal lover, young heroes, puppy, dog movie, family relations, friends, abandoned hotel, pitbull ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, antarctica, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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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, light, not serious, funny, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: christmas, mischievous children, family, holiday, when the parents are away, home invasion, kids and family, child protagonist, youth, danger, neighbor, children ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, america, paris france, illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Mr. Troop Mom (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Public Defender Eddie is a widower with a 13 year-old daughter, Naomi. A classic workaholic, Eddie has been M.I.A. for most of Naomi's big moments. But when an unfortunately timed accident gives Eddie the opportunity to become the "Team ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, touching
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: parents and children, family, family life, treasure hunt, camp, friends, siblings relations, youth, family relations, in the woods, summer camp, embarrassment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ 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: feel good, semi serious, humorous, melancholic, football movie ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: when the parents are away, family relations, family, parents and children, family life, prank, nothing goes right, mischievous children, child as adult, friendship, high school life, fish out of water ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 50s, 1990s
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Abner, the Invisible Dog (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A bullied teen stumbles into possession of a top-secret government formula that turns his dog invisible and gives it the power of speech.
Style: humorous, feel good, light, captivating, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: dog, friendship, family, pets, youth, suburbs, birthday, invisibility, inventions and discoveries, disorder, friends, farce ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, entertaining, touching, feel good, sincere ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, teen comedy, kids
Plot: parents and children, mischievous children, lifestyle, diary, summer vacation, best friend, friendship between boys, kids and family, scout, schoolboy, parenting, misfit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Marmaduke (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When Phil and Debbie Winslow relocate from their native Kansas to the sunny climes of Orange County, their big-hearted, havoc-wreaking Great Dane gets a taste of the dog's life, California-style.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, entertaining, sentimental
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, pre-teens
Plot: talking dog, talking cat, nothing goes right, pets, friends, animal life, family, fish out of water, disorder, family relations, suburbs, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Christmas Caper (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A Grinch-like thief retreats to her hometown in Connecticut after a con goes bad and gets stuck baby-sitting her niece and nephew until their parents can make it home for Christmas. She spends most of her time devising ways to even the score with ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: disorder, homecoming, family life, love and romance, crime gone awry, dishonesty, family relations, christmas, youth, family, small town life, cons and scams ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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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: feel good, humorous, light, entertaining, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: supernatural ability, family relations, dishonesty, youth, mischievous children, nothing goes right, parents and children, lie, society, imaginary, family, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: humorous, realistic, not serious
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: dentist, problem child, nurse, doctor, farce, family life, friendship, parents and children, youth, family, mischievous children, disorder ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 15K
Daddy Day Camp (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 89 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, idiotic, absurd, melancholic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens, girls' night
Plot: summer camp, mischievous children, family relations, competition, colonel, family, farce, escapades, buddies, goofy hero, misfit, fish out of water ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Snowball Express (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When John Baxter inherits a ski resort in the Rocky Mountains, he quits his job in New York and moves the family west to run it. Only to find that the place is a wreck. But together they decide to try to fix it up and run it. But Martin Ridgeway, ...
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: hotel, skiing, family relations, loan, disorder, mountain, farce, family, family life, resort, starting over, against the odds ...
Time: 70s
Place: colorado, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Rusty: A Dog's Tale (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two orphans named Jory and Tess live with their grandparents. However, their cousins Bart and Bertha try to take them away because the two kids have trust funds from their dead parents. When Bart and Bertha kidnap the newborn puppies, Rusty the dog ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: family relations, rescue, child custody, dog, pets, hopes, family, young heroes, misfit, daring rescue, disorder, friends ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%