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Loonies (2002)
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Loonies (2002)
Original name: Loenatik de Moevie
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Loonies is a touching comedy about five psychiatric patients who are forced to exchange their familiar surroundings for an old-fashioned, impersonal institution. Partly because of the severe regime of a dreadful nurse, the five decide to escape from their new home and go back to the old one under their own steam. After a drastic confrontation with the 'normal' outside world that results in fighting and panic, the group breaks up. Each of the five patients realise their dreams individually, but ultimately they decide to choose for each other and the familiarity of their own place. Loonies is a film with light-hearted and cheeky humour that, in a moving way, takes us into the pleasantly disturbed world of five somewhat romanticised psychiatric patients.
Style: humorous, realistic, witty, not serious
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: mental institution, family, misfit, mentally unstable, farce, escapades, doctors and patients, disorder, nothing goes right, fish out of water, goofy hero, silly humor, wedding, restaurant, insanity, pig, hitchhiking, nurse, escape attempt, restraint, tank
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland

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Most similar movies to Loonies

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, not serious, feel good and realistic films with plots about disorder, family, silly humor, nothing goes right, misfit, family relations and farce mostly in Comedy, Family and Romance genres. Some movies like Loonies: Daddy Day Camp (2007), Tooth Fairy 2 (2012), Deliha (2014), The Even Stevens Movie (2003), Fred 3: Camp Fred (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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 ⇓
95%
Tooth Fairy 2 (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Larry Guthrie, who loses his first love to the town hot shot, decides to win her back by volunteering with the children at her after-school program. When Larry accidentally tells the kids the Tooth Fairy is make-believe, he soon is transformed into ...
Style: humorous, not serious, fairy tale
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: fish out of water, imaginary, disorder, family, curses spells and rituals
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 4.5
 4K
Deliha (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: Turkey
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A woman desperately seeking for a man to love. When he finally arrives, she overlooks him.
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, not serious
Plot: comedy of errors, love and romance, looking for love, nothing goes right, goofy hero, society, misfit, farce, best friends, photo studio, silly humor, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Fred 3: Camp Fred (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Schools out and Fred Figglehorn's dream of water slides, horseback riding and monkey butlers during the summer turns into a nightmare of gruel and poisonous berries when his mom signs him up to an unsanitary camp.
Style: humorous, not serious, entertaining, feel good, realistic
Audience: pre-teens, kids
Plot: summer camp, ambition, teenage life, friendship, goofy hero, misfit, society, contests and competitions, rivalry, underdog, disorder, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
The Anderssons Hit the Road (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: Sweden
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Sune and his family discovers an old painting that could be worth a fortune. There's only one problem, it lacks a signature. Follow the Anderssons in a wacky roadtrip through Europe, filled with crazy fun.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic
Plot: mountain, silly humor, farce, family relations, disorder, youth, nothing goes right, family, resort, siblings relations, on the road, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: austria, europe, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.4
 36K
Old Dogs (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Charlie and Dan have been best friends and business partners for thirty years; their Manhattan public relations firm is on the verge of a huge business deal with a Japanese company. With two weeks to sew up the contract, Dan gets a surprise: a woman ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, melancholic, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens, girls' night
Plot: camp, family relations, best friend, fish out of water, family, nothing goes right, parents and children, disorder, comic violence, brother sister relationship, twins, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: vermont, tokyo, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Call Me Claus (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: If She's Going To Save Christmas, She's Got Some Big Shoes To Fill.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, entertaining
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, nothing goes right, fish out of water, haunted by the past, goofy hero, disorder, redemption, misfit, ghost, santa claus, family life, destiny ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Max Embarrassing 2 (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: Denmark
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An amusing coming of age tale from Lotte Svendsen's Max-universe. Now 14, Max is about to decide on an internship and is finding it difficult to choose. He settles, against his mother's wishes, for a bank internship. But mother Agnethe, ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: youth, family, coming of age, family relations, teenage life, parents and children, son, mother, mother son relationship
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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 ⇓
55%
Bob the Butler (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Bob, an incompetent man, is searching for an available job by alphabetical order. He had just failed all of the A's, and discovers an ad in the Yellow Pages for a butler school. He is the only one in the butler school course to pass, because ...
Style: feel good, humorous, not serious, touching, exciting
Audience: family outing, date night
Plot: school, parents and children, love and romance, couples, family relations, goofy hero, misfit, family, opposites attract, single parent, fish out of water, disorder ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.5
 660
The Boatniks (1970)
Genre: Family, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Young and awkward, The Coast-Guard's ensign Thomas Garland suffers from the comparison with his late father, a war hero. Which does not prevent him from falling for pretty Kate Fairchild, a young woman who runs a sailing school. Of course the ...
Style: feel good, witty, humorous, exciting, semi serious ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: boat, coast guard, danger, escapades, goofy hero, romance, rescue, farce, criminal heroes, crimes, family, disorder ...
Time: 60s
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Brady Bunch in the White House (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Mike Brady becomes the President of the United States, and names Carol as his V.P..
Style: not serious, humorous, witty, political comedy, political
Plot: politics, media, parody, goofy hero, political conspiracy, political intrigue, fighting the system, state affairs, rise to the top, nothing goes right, fish out of water, family life ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Beethoven's Big Break (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Eddie, a struggling animal trainer and single dad suddenly finds himself the personal wrangler for a large and lovable St. Bernard whose fabulous movie "audition" catapults the dog to stardom. However, a trio of unscrupulous ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: filmmaking, pets, dog, disorder, rescue, danger, hollywood, fish out of water, odd couple, mischievous children, adventure, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Mortadelo and Filemon: Mission - Save the Planet (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: Spain
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The planet is facing a great threat. During the worst drought ever known, a group of wrongdoers are in the process of finishing all the reserves of water that remain on Earth. The best secret agents in the world meet urgently, but they don't ...
Style: humorous, not serious, comic
Plot: parody, secret agents, misfit, undercover, chases and races, mad scientist, adventure, escapades, imaginary, rivalry, misfit partners, save the world ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Little Rascals Save the Day (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The Little Rascals are back in an all-new movie! Join the fun with Spanky, Alfalfa, Darla, Buckwheat, Petey the dog and the whole gang as they are up to their usual mischief! The Rascals try anything to raise the money needed to save their ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: children, friends, gang, save the day, family relations, family, youth, goofy hero, eccentric family, taxi, disorder, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Anderssons in Greece (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: Sweden
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Sune is back! Together with his little brother Håkan Bråkan, big sister Anna, mother Karin and dad Rudolf, Sune embarks on a summer holiday trip to Greece. As every summer before, the family plans to spend their vacation in Myggträsk. Then the ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, entertaining ...
Plot: family relations, resort, vacation, family, summer vacation, siblings relations, parents and children, nothing goes right, silly humor, youth, disorder, young love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: greece, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Three Stooges (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: While trying to save their childhood orphanage, Moe, Larry and Curly inadvertently stumble into a murder plot and wind up starring in a reality TV show.
Style: not serious, humorous, feel good, exciting, light ...
Plot: farce, escapades, disorder, adventure, buddies, nothing goes right, goofy hero, save the day, betrayal, fish out of water, husband wife relationship, foot chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Mr. Bones 2: Back from the Past (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: South Africa
Duration: 101 min.
Story: MR. BONES 2: BACK FROM THE PAST, is the story of Hekule, the King of Kuvukiland who is given a gemstone by the dying Kunji Balanadin. The stone is cursed and causes Hekule to become possessed by the spirit of the mischievous Kunji. It is up Mr. ...
Style: not serious, humorous, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: adventure, curses spells and rituals, save the day, heroes, danger, fish out of water, imaginary, obsessive quest, misfit, escapades, silly humor, farce ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Doublegangers (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: India
Duration: 159 min.
Story: A comedy centered around three people who each have a lookalike of a lookalike, all with the same name.
Style: humorous, not serious, entertaining, light, captivating ...
Plot: comedy of errors, escapades, buddies, friends, bollywood, nothing goes right, mistaken identity, mental patient, farce, lookalikes, society, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 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 ⇓
43%
 5.6
 63K
Daddy Day Care (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Two men get laid off and have to become stay-at-home dads when they can't find jobs, which inspires them to open their own day-care center.
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, girls' night
Plot: children, unemployment, mischievous children, farce, fish out of water, father son relationship, goofy hero, kindergarten, workplace situations, nothing goes right, friends, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.3
 14K
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 ⇓
42%
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 4.1
 799
Opposite Day (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The world goes backwards on Opposite Day. The kids become adults, and the adults become kids.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, melancholic, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: family, child as adult, parents and children, disorder, fish out of water, switching roles, hopes, misfit, wish come true, siblings relations, adolescence vs adulthood, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Mr. Bean's Holiday (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Mr. Bean wins a trip to Cannes where he unwittingly separates a young boy from his father and must help the two reunite. On the way he discovers France, bicycling and true love, among other things.
Style: light, feel good, humorous, sentimental, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: comedy of errors, goofy hero, misfit, escapades, actress, videotaping, road trip, movie business, video camera, vacation, love and romance, child in peril ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, paris france, london, french riviera, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Beethoven's 3rd (2000)
Genre: Family, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Everyone's favorite St. Bernard returns in this family film about man's best friend. Richard Newton, his wife Beth and kids Brennan and Sara shove off in their camper for a road trip. Along the way, they gain a new passenger: slobbery ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good
Audience: pre-teens, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: pets, family life, family relations, dog, misfit, escapades, partners, fish out of water, on the road, parents and children, reunion, silly humor ...
Time: 90s, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Millionaire Dog (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: Spain
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Pancho enjoys a life of luxury after winning the lottery. His friend and private assistant. Alberto, administers his tremendous fortune and tries to persuade him to give up his squandering ways and become financially responsible. One day, Pancho ...
Style: humorous, entertaining, captivating, light, feel good ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, lottery, cons and scams, millionaire, friends, disorder, estate, frame up, abduction, silly humor, farce, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Midgets Vs. Mascots (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: This documentary follows 10 contestants as they compete for 1 million dollars in prize money.
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, witty, offbeat
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: contests and competitions, rivalry, strong sexual content, chaos, disorder, physical appearance, chaos and mayhem, silly humor, profanity, misfit, interview, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.1
 750
Chubby Drums (2010)
Genre: Family
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Fat adolescent Dik Trom enjoys growing up in a hedonistic town devoted to food and fun. When a restaurant chain offers his father the life-long-dreamed opportunity to run his own, the Trom family moves. Their new home town Dunhoven is however ...
Style: humorous, not serious, captivating, light, sincere ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: family, parents and children, eccentric family, troublemaker, youth, leaving home, nothing goes right, mischievous children, small town, social relations, friends, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Vive la France (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Muzafar and Feruz are two easy going shepherds from Taboulistan, a tiny country in Asia that is unknown to the rest of the world. To alert the world to his country’s existence, the son of Taboulistan’s president decides to instigate a program of ...
Style: not serious, humorous, light, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night, family outing
Plot: terrorism, culture clash, fish out of water, farce, goofy hero, nothing goes right, partners, mistaken identity, society, disorder, nude beach, half brother half brother relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%