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Karlsson on the Roof (1974)
 5.7
 2K
Karlsson on the Roof (1974)
Original name: Världens bästa Karlsson
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Sweden
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Svante is a young boy who lives with his family in a Stockholm apartment. One day he meets Karlsson, a chubby little man in the prime of his life, who can fly using a propeller on his back and who lives in his little house on the roof.
Style: humorous, touching, stylized
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: youth, family, friends, supernatural ability, imaginary, neighborhood, prank, rooftop, flying man
Place: sweden, stockholm sweden

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, feel good and touching films with plots about family, youth, family relations, friends, imaginary, friendship and disorder mostly in Family, Comedy and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Karlsson on the Roof: The Brothers Lionheart (1977), Pippi Longstocking (1969), The Borrowers (2011), Pippi Goes on Board (1969), A Mom for Christmas (1990). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Brothers Lionheart (1977)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Sweden, Iceland
Duration: 106 min.
Story: 9-year old Karl Lejon, 'Skorpan' is suffering from tuberculosis and knows that he will die soon. But his older brother Jonathan tries to comfort him by promising that they one day will meet in Nangijala, a magic country beyond the stars. ...
Style: serious, exciting, epic, atmospheric, stylized
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: family relations, afterlife, knight, rebellion, escapades, family, adventure, rivalry, supernatural, good versus evil, heroes, heroic mission ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, middle ages
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
A Clever Little Girl Like Lotta (1992)
Genre: Family, Comedy
Country: Sweden
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Lotta is a five old girl living in Sweden with her mother, father, brother and sister. She is living the very normal life of all children of her age...
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, feel good
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, cycling, riding a bicycle, rebelliousness, parents and children, family, mischievous children, youth, female director, children
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
Pippi Longstocking (1969)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Sweden, West Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Pippi Longstocking, a super-strong redheaded little girl, moves into her father's cottage Villa Villekulla, and has adventures with her next-door neighbors Tommy and Annika in this compilation film of the classic Swedish TV series.
Style: semi serious, humorous
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: monkey, horse, family, adventure, young heroes, youth, imaginary, mischievous children, escapades, small town life, small town, siblings relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: europe, sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
The Borrowers (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, South Africa
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Family adventure based on Mary Norton's classic children's books about a race of tiny people who live under the floorboards, resourcefully surviving by borrowing bits and pieces from the large residents who dwell above. After being ...
Style: humorous, not serious, touching
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: little people, adventure, fish out of water, misfit, family relations, parents and children, eviction, escapades, disorder, youth, imaginary, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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More About the Children of Noisy Village (1987)
Genre: Family
Country: Sweden
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Bullerbyn är en liten, liten by i Småland. Där ligger tre gårdar. I Mellangården bor Lisa med sina bröder Lasse och Bosse, i Norrgården bor systrarna Britta och Anna och i Sörgården bor Olle. Ja, och så Kerstin också, Olles lillasyster. ...
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, feel good, humorous
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: family relations, children, christmas, winter, youth, family, friends, social relations, family life, friendship, parents and children, siblings relations ...
Time: 30s, 1930s, year 1929
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Pippi Goes on Board (1969)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: Sweden, West Germany
Duration: 83 min.
Story: This is the film version which is a compilation of the 1969 TV Series shown in 13 parts. It is therefore technically the "first" Pippi Långstrump film, although it wasn't released as a film until 1973. Pippi lives alone in ...
Style: feel good, humorous, offbeat, semi serious, exciting
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: children, escapades, heroes, superhuman powers, best friends, young heroes, mischievous children, youth, family, imaginary, investigation, danger ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
A Mom for Christmas (1990)
Genre: Fantasy, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The story revolves around 11-year-old Jessica (Juliet Sorcey), whose mother died when she was three years old. Her father Jim (Doug Sheehan) is a workaholic with little time for his daughter. Just before the Christmas holiday season, Jessica wins a ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, offbeat
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, family, imaginary, single parent, miraculous event, parents and children, family relations, holiday, beauty, mannequin, soup, father daughter relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 4.2
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Vampire Dog (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: VAMPIRE DOG is a feature length family film about finding courage and discovering that you belong. Ace, a 12-year-old boy is new in middle school. His grandfather from Transylvania passes away at the ripe age of 99, and sends him his dog, Fang, to ...
Style: not serious, humorous
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: vampire, pets, youth, pet dog, boy and dog, family, imaginary, drums, children, school, moving, talking animals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Pippi on the Run (1970)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: Sweden, West Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Fed up with their strict parents, Tommy and Annika run away from home, with their friend Pippi Longstocking to look after them in their long trek.
Style: semi serious, feel good, offbeat, humorous, touching
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: strong female lead, rescue, youth, danger, mischievous children, friends, disorder, family relations, family life, friendship, on the run, family ...
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Children of Noisy Village (1986)
Genre: Family
Country: Sweden
Duration: 87 min.
Story: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The Children of Noisy Village (Swedish: Alla vi barn i Bullerbyn) is a 1986 film directed by Lasse Hallström, based on books by Astrid Lindgren. The movie starred Anna Sahlin and premiered in December 6, 1986 ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: friendship, escapades, family, adventure, youth, mischievous children, friends, disorder, village, village life, children, lake ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Dr. Dolittle 3 (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Lisa Dolittle sends her daughter to 'Durango', a Dude Ranch, to find herself. While there, she uses her talent to talk to the animals in order to save Durango from being taken over by a neighboring Ranch.
Style: semi serious, humorous, offbeat
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: animal life, animals, animal, family life, family relations, friends, family, pets, ranch, misfit, youth, odd couple ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 4.4
 819
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 ⇓
37%
 4.5
 308
Yoko (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany, Austria, Sweden
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Pia's life, a girl from a small German town, changes when surprisingly, finds in her garden a huge black monster. She soon discovers that the mysterious creature, which called Yoko, is actually a kind yeti spiritually protecting animals and ...
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: yeti, friendship, family relations, friends, escapades, youth, family, young heroes, adventure, parents and children, imaginary, mountain ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: himalaya, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.2
 95K
Paddington (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, France, USA, China
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After a deadly earthquake destroys his home in Peruvian rainforest, a young bear makes his way to England in search of a new home. The bear, dubbed "Paddington" for the london train station, finds shelter with the family of Henry and Mary ...
Style: sweet, touching, humorous, colourful, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: family, adventure, goofy hero, bear, kids and family, fish out of water, anthropomorphic animal, children, jungle, escape, imaginary, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, peru, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.4
 6K
Bogus (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Recently orphaned, a young boy is taken in by his godmother who is shocked to realize that she can see the boy's imaginary friend: a flamboyant, French magician named Bogus.
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night, teens
Plot: imaginary friend, friendship, magic, orphan, circus, family, bittersweet, youth, wizards and magicians, disorder, friends, death in the family ...
Place: new jersey, las vegas, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
A Christmoose Carol (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A bullied young boy befriends a flying, talking moose that crashed through his ceiling after a test-flight with Santa went terribly awry in this holiday film for the whole family. But later, just as Mr. Moose and Beril strike up a friendship, the ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, sentimental, touching, humorous
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: moose, puppet, animal life, puppets, wounded animal, friends, family relations, friendship, adventure, youth, family, pets ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, germany, bavaria
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.1
 40K
The Kid (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Powerful businessman Russ Duritz is self-absorbed and immersed in his work. But by the magic of the moon, he meets Rusty, a chubby, charming 8-year-old version of himself who can't believe he could turn out so badly -- with no life and no dog. ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: time travel, redemption, imaginary, unfulfillment, changing the past or future, family, indifference, youth, friends, introspection, hopes, estrangement ...
Time: 60s, contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, year 2000 ...
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Halloweentown High (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Marnie Piper prepares to begin a new school year, she asks the Halloweentown Hot Witches' Council to work toward openness between Halloweentown and the mortal world. She proposes to bring a group of Halloweentown students to her own high school ...
Style: semi serious, stylized, feel good, offbeat, humorous
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing, teens, date night ...
Plot: halloween, magic, high school, witch, witchcraft, hereditary gift of witchcraft, danger, family, rivalry, youth, imaginary, escapades ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 8K
Pinocchio (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Italy
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Roberto Benigni adapts the classic children's tale by Carlo Collodi for the big-budget family-oriented comedy Pinocchio.
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, fairy tale, light ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: obsessive quest, mischievous children, adventurer, fish out of water, rescue, danger, misfit, escapades, young heroes, disorder, friendship, teaching the ways of the world ...
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Thirteenth Year (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A teen learns that his birth mother is a mermaid after he begins to grow fins and slimy scales on his thirteenth birthday.
Style: feel good, stylized, humorous, touching, offbeat ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: mermaid, teenage life, family, rivalry, coming of age, misfit, danger, escapades, friends, disorder, parent child relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Dear Dumb Diary (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Based on the best selling series "Dear Dumb Diary" by Jim Benton. Follow Jamie Kelly as she navigates Mackeral Middle School with the help of her best friend Isabella, her nemesis Angeline and the boy of her dreams Hudson.
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, captivating, sincere ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: middle school, family, youth, popular girl, diary, school, teenage life, love and romance, female protagonist, female director, teenage girl, overalls ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Just Add Magic (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 27 min.
Story: Kelly Quinn and her two BFF's, Darbie and Hannah, stumble upon her grandmother's mysterious cookbook in the attic and discover some far from ordinary recipes. When the Shut'em Up Shortcake silences Kelly's pesky little brother ...
Style: exciting, feel good, captivating, touching, humorous ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: magic spell, magic, youth, wizards and magicians, curses spells and rituals, friends, family, supernatural, friendship, best friends, imaginary, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Bibi Blocksberg (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In order to save some kids who are about to die in a fire, Bibi, the daughter of a prestigious witch, manages to trigger a heavy rain with her powers. The head of all witches gives her an award called "Crystal Ball", reserved for older ...
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, captivating, tense ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: curses spells and rituals, family, teenage life, imaginary, youth, parents and children, witch, magic, wizards and magicians, small town life, friendship, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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A Talking Cat!?! (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A mysterious talking cat uses its powers of communication to enrich the lives of two different families, and bring them together.
Style: humorous, light, feel good, captivating, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family relations, pets, parents and children, disorder, youth, single parent, talking cat, cat, supernatural, friends, family, family life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.1
 769
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 ⇓
29%
The Neverending Story III (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young boy must restore order when a group of bullies steal the magical book that acts as a portal between Earth and the imaginary world of Fantasia.
Style: feel good, offbeat, stylized, semi serious, cult film ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: magic, good versus evil, book, fantasy world, family, adventure, imaginary kingdom, parallel world, heroes, escapades, imaginary, youth ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Pippi in the South Seas (1970)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Sweden, West Germany
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Pippi in the South Seas (original title is Pippi Långstrump på de sju haven) is a 1970 film, based on the eponymous children's books by Astrid Lindgren with the cast of the 1969 TV series. Pippi, with friends Tommy and Annika, adventures on ...
Style: exciting, feel good, humorous, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: pirate, island, parents and children, kidnapping, heroic mission, treasure hunt, friends, family relations, show tunes, best friends, getting home, danger ...
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 4.5
 317
Beanstalk (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A young boy finds a crate of green beans. When they're planted, they grow a beanstalk to the clouds, where a castle of giants are habited.
Style: fairy tale, humorous, semi serious, exciting
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: small town, giant, danger, young heroes, heroes, youth, chases and races, mischievous children, escapades, imaginary, family, save the day ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Alice in Wonderland (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 65 min.
Story: Alice follows a white rabbit down a rabbit-hole into a whimsical Wonderland, where she meets characters like the delightful Cheshire Cat, the clumsy White Knight, a rude caterpillar, and the hot-tempered Queen of Hearts and can grow ten feet tall or ...
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, semi serious
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: parallel world, tea party, rabbit, getting home, power relations, knight, disorder, friends, teaching the ways of the world, friendship, imaginary kingdom, wish come true ...
Time: victorian era
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%