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Karlsson on the Roof (1974)
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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, eastern europe

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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, disorder, imaginary and friendship mostly in Family, Comedy and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Karlsson on the Roof: The Brothers Lionheart (1977), Pippi Longstocking (1969), Pippi Goes on Board (1969), The Borrowers (2011), 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: epic, stylized, atmospheric, serious, exciting
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: afterlife, family relations, adventure, rebelliousness, heroic mission, reunion, siblings relations, child illness, escapades, rebellion, knight, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, middle ages
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
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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: humorous, touching, feel good, semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, cycling, youth, family, mischievous children, riding a bicycle, rebelliousness, parents and children, female director, children
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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: humorous, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: friendship, monkey, horse, family, imaginary, mischievous children, pets, escapades, young heroes, superhuman powers, adventure, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family relations, christmas, winter, family, youth, social relations, friends, village, family life, friendship, parents and children, siblings relations ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, year 1929
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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, offbeat, humorous, semi serious, exciting
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: heist, family, heroes, danger, youth, escapades, friendship, ship, family life, family relations, disorder, friends ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: touching, humorous, not serious
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: little people, adventure, fish out of water, youth, eviction, parents and children, misfit, escapades, family relations, disorder, imaginary, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, 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 relations, miraculous event, parents and children, single parent, family, imaginary, holiday, department store, shoplifter, father daughter relationship, mannequin ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, humorous, feel good
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, family, adventure, youth, escapades, disorder, friends, village life, village, mischievous children, friend, boy ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s
Place: europe, sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: humorous, semi serious, offbeat
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: animals, pets, family life, friends, family relations, family, teenage life, misfit, partners, imaginary, disorder, fish out of water ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: feel good, offbeat, humorous, touching, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: strong female lead, family, adventure, best friends, on the run, family relations, friends, disorder, family life, friendship, mischievous children, heroes ...
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, sentimental, humorous, feel good, touching
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: family relations, friendship, adventure, heroes, youth, escapades, family, animal life, christmas, children, friends, wounded animal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe, bavaria
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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, feel good, light, unusual plot structure
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: vampire, boy and dog, pets, imaginary, youth, family, pet dog, talking animals, talking dog, moving, school, drums ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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40%
 4.4
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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: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Bibi Blocksberg and the Secret of Blue Owls (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany
Duration: 119 min.
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Style: semi serious, captivating, entertaining
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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37%
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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
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⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Bibi Blocksberg (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany
Duration: 102 min.
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Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, captivating, tense ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: curses spells and rituals, family, teenage life, imaginary, youth, parents and children, witch, family relations, magic, wizards and magicians, small town life, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: semi serious, humorous, feel good, exciting
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
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Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, humorous, feel good, stylized, offbeat
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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, kids, pre-teens
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The Kid (2000)
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Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
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Style: feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious, sweet ...
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The Thirteenth Year (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
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Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
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Style: humorous, light, feel good, captivating, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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30%
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Yoko (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany, Austria, Sweden
Duration: 98 min.
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, semi serious, humorous, exciting
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
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Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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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: humorous, feel good, light, captivating, entertaining ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
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
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⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Dear Dumb Diary (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
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Style: feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious, captivating ...
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⇓ 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 ...
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Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Alice in Wonderland (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 150 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: semi serious, touching, feel good, humorous
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: parallel world, tea party, rabbit, young heroes, escapades, pets, imaginary, friendship, fish out of water, curses spells and rituals, imaginary kingdom, wish come true ...
Time: victorian era
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Doctor Proctor's Fart Powder (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: Norway, Germany
Duration: 85 min.
Story: By helping Doctor Proctor getting recognition for his amazing invention in a world quite different from ours, two lonely children gets help to stand on their own two feet.
Style: not serious, humorous, captivating, entertaining, light
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: rivalry, friendship, imaginary, inventions and discoveries, mad scientist, youth, good versus evil, disorder, adventure, family relations, silly humor, best friends ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%