Movies like Time at the Top

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Time at the Top (1999)
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Time at the Top (1999)
Genre: Family, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: 14-year old Susan Shawson travels back in time in her building's elevator. As altered by a retired physicist living in her building, it transports her from Philadelphia of 1998 back to the same place in 1881. There she meets Victoria Walker, a girl her own age in need of assistance with her own family problems. Gradually discovering the power of her time machine, Susan, Victoria, and her young brother Robert travel back and forth in time and succeed in changing both the past and the future.
Style: offbeat, semi serious
Audience: family outing, teens, kids, pre-teens
Plot: time travel, elevator, single parent, teenage life, time machine, youth, family, family relations, inventions and discoveries, family life, hopes, changing the past or future, imaginary, hotel, time traveler, time, single mother, female protagonist, single father, teenage protagonist, travel
Time: 19th century, victorian england, 1880s
Place: philadelphia

Most similar movies to Time at the Top

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, feel good and offbeat films with plots about family, youth, imaginary, adventure, family relations, disorder and family life mostly in Family, Sci-Fi and Comedy genres. Some movies like Time at the Top: The Electric Grandmother (1982), A Wrinkle in Time (2003), Prehysteria! (1993), Frankenstein and Me (1996), Stepsister from Planet Weird (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Electric Grandmother (1982)
Genre: Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: To a family whose children are traumatized by the death of their mother, help comes in a most bizarre way. They receive three pieces, that when joined together, give a recording for an offer for an electric grandmother. They go to a bizarre factory, ...
Style: offbeat, touching, humorous, sentimental, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: family, imaginary, golden years, nanny, bittersweet, death in the family, parents and children, teaching the ways of the world, friendship, homecoming, family relations, young heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
A Wrinkle in Time (2003)
Genre: Family, Fantasy, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 171 min.
Story: Based on a children's series by the same name. Meg and Charles Wallace are aided by Calvin and three interesting women in the search for their father who disappeared during a government experiment. Their travels take them around the universe to ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, psychotronic
Audience: kids, teens, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: good versus evil, supernatural, time travel, guardian angel, young heroes, daring rescue, adventure, heroic mission, parallel world, space travel, danger, escapades ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 4.5
 2K
Prehysteria! (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A young boy and his family embark on a series of adventures when the boy finds some mysterious eggs which hatch to reveal a brood of baby dinosaurs.
Style: semi serious, humorous, offbeat, feel good, surprise ending ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: single parent, family relations, family, escapades, danger, misfit, adventure, youth, heroes, teenage life, family life, disorder ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Frankenstein and Me (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: semi serious, offbeat, humorous, surprise ending
Audience: horror for children, pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: zombie, vampire, family relations, family life, obsession, teenage life, friends, deadly, danger, imaginary, family, supernatural ...
Place: new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Stepsister from Planet Weird (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A teenager's life is disrupted when her mother falls in love with an alien.
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, captivating
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: alien, family, fish out of water, teenage life, parents and children, family relations, youth, misfit, remarry, life turned upside down, high school life, benign alien ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Christmas Martian (1971)
Genre: Family, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 65 min.
Story: A martian comes to a small town in Quebec and becomes friends with the town children. He gives them candy to get the children into his spacecraft. This alarms the parents but he wins them over and they have a great big Christmas party.
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, canadian science fiction
Audience: preschoolers, family outing
Plot: alien encounter, friendship, small town life, small town, spacecraft, family relations, friends, space and aliens, family, adventure, benign alien, imaginary ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
And You Thought Your Parents Were Weird (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Two boys follow in their late fathers foot steps by inventing weird and wonderful gadgets. Trouble lies ahead when after a halloween party the spirit of their father ends up in the latest invention, a robot.
Style: humorous, feel good, offbeat, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: family, seance, family relations, ghost, robot, teenager, family life, teenage life, androids and robots, imaginary, youth, journalism ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.1
 2K
The Other Me (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Will Browning accidently creates a clone of himself when working on a science project.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, funny
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, pre-teens
Plot: cloning, youth, nothing goes right, twins, teenage life, parents and children, school, disorder, favoritism, family, ultimatum, popularity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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 5.0
 802
Can of Worms (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A teen is visited by aliens after he broadcasts a message into space.
Style: offbeat, humorous, feel good, exciting, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: satellite, spacecraft, misfit, cooking and food, space wars, getting home, family, pets, save the world, youth, benign alien, teenage life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.3
 6K
Smart House (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Ben Cooper and his family struggling to get a grip on household chores, school and work. Ben is the family caretaker. So when Ben sees that a Smart House is being given away, he enters the competition as often as he can. The family wins the house ...
Style: humorous, offbeat, semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: single parent, family, man versus machine, technology gone awry, parents and children, computers and web, family life, teenage life, a.i., rivalry, youth, parent getting married ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Not Quite Human (1987)
Genre: Family, Sci-Fi, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Dr. Jonas Carson, a scientist, invents Chip, an android teenager. Dr. Carson sends Chip to school with his daughter Becky to see whether an android could interact with others. But his former employer decides to try and make a profit by stealing the ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: family relations, high school, androids, a.i., youth, teenage life, teaching the ways of the world, siblings relations, parents and children, dishonesty, androids and robots, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Girl from Tomorrow (1991)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Australia
Duration: 23 min.
Story: The Girl from Tomorrow is an Australian children's television series created by Film Australia. The series is based around Alana, a girl from the year 3000. At the start of the series, she is kidnapped by Silverthorn, a criminal from the year ...
Style: clever, captivating, exciting, serious
Audience: pre-teens, kids, teens, family outing
Plot: fish out of water, time machine, friendship, time traveler, young heroes, sent to the past, time travel, adventure, chases and races, family, getting home, teenage life ...
Time: year 1990, 20th century, future, 90s, 1990s
Place: sydney australia, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Unidentified Flying Oddball (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A NASA spacecraft proves Einstein right when, travelling faster than light, it ends up near King Arthur's Camelot. On board are big-hearted Tom Trimble and Hermes, the look-alike robot he built. Tom immediately makes friends with pretty ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, psychotronic
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: time travel, king arthur, nasa, camelot, astronaut, space and aliens, family, misfit, heroes, danger, escapades, adventure ...
Place: england, europe, usa, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 3.4
 11K
Mac and Me (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A Mysterious Alien Creature (MAC) escaping from nefarious NASA agents, is befriended by a young boy in a wheelchair. Together, they try to find MAC's family from whom he has been separated.
Style: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, cult film, psychotronic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: nasa, alien encounter, friendship, family relations, single parent, extraterrestrial, adventure, family, benign alien, imaginary, youth, space and aliens ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 3.4
 181
Cybermutt (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, Germany, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When Rex, a good-natured Golden Retriever, is given bionic super powers by an eccentric scientist, he becomes the target of an evil genius determined to possess the new technology at any cost.
Style: semi serious, humorous
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: heroic mission, family life, animal life, disorder, family, pets, escapades, daring rescue, rivalry, crimes, superhuman powers, danger ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Zenon Kar, a 13-year-old girl who lives on a space station in the year 2049, gets into some trouble and is banished to Earth. With help from some Earth friends she must find her way back.
Style: humorous, not serious
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: space station, friendship, outer space, disorder, friends, misfit, escapades, imaginary, best friends, youth, rivalry, adventure ...
Time: 21st century, future, 2040s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.6
 2K
Trading Mom (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: The Martin kids learn of a magic spell that will take them to the 'mommy market' so they can get a more user friendly model. After giving a few other moms a try, they want their own back. But that is not so easy.
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, offbeat
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family relations, single parent, magic, teenage girl, child as adult, siblings relations, family life, youth, nothing goes right, coming of age, mischievous children, disorder ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family relations, single parent, disorder, youth, animal life, friendship, coming of age, friends, family, mischievous children
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Dr. Who and the Daleks (1965)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Scientist Doctor Who accidentally activates his new invention, the Tardis, a time machine disguised as a police telephone box. Doctor Who, his two grand-daughters, and Barbara's boyfriend Ian are transported through time and space to the planet ...
Style: exciting, humorous, stylized, futuristic, semi serious ...
Plot: time travel, good versus evil, time machine, spacecraft, evil alien, space and aliens, danger, benign alien, imaginary, alien encounter, space travel, teleportation ...
Time: future
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.3
 12K
D.A.R.Y.L. (1985)
Genre: Family, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Daryl is a normal 10-year-old boy in many ways. However, unbeknown to his foster parents and friends, Daryl is actually a government-created robot with superhuman reflexes and mental abilities. Even his name has a hidden meaning -- it's ...
Style: touching, serious
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: family relations, chase, childhood, forest, robot, computer, gate, baseball, a.i., memory loss, youth, imaginary ...
Place: south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Escape to Grizzly Mountain (2000)
Genre: Family, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Jimmy, a young boy trying to gain acceptance from his peers, is horrified when he sees a circus trainer abusing a bear cub. One of the circus employees tells Jimmy that there is a magic cave in the hills nearby that can transport people to another ...
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, semi serious, surprise ending
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: time travel, wilderness, circus, grizzly bear, heroes, young heroes, adventure, rescue, survival, animal life, danger, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 2000s, 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Best Friends Whenever (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 21 min.
Story: The live-action comedy follows best friends Shelby and Cyd who, when their aspiring scientist friend Barry’s invention goes awry, gain the power to leap forward and backward in time whenever they want – and sometimes when they don’t. Now, they ...
Style: semi serious, humorous
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: time travel, teenager, best friends, experiment gone awry, girlfriend girlfriend relationship, science and technology, teenage life, friends, high school life, imaginary, disorder, family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.4
 295
K-9 (2009)
Genre: Family, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 30 min.
Story: K-9 is a British/Australian comedy/adventure series focusing on the adventures of the robot dog K-9 from the television show Doctor Who, achieved by mixing computer animation and live action. The first episode aired as a sneak preview of the series ...
Style: semi serious, stylized, exciting, captivating, suspenseful
Audience: family outing
Plot: adventurer, androids and robots, teenage life, heroes, family, escapades, young heroes, government agency, parallel world, time travel, chaos, dog ...
Time: future, near future
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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A Christmas Story 2 (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The original traditional one-hundred-percent red-blooded two-fisted all-american christmas continues five years later with Ralphie, Randy mom and the old man. This time Ralphie has his eyes fixed on a car. But trouble is sure to follow.
Style: feel good, humorous, light, sincere, uplifting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens
Plot: family life, eccentric family, family, youth, holiday, christmas, destiny, adaptation, love, escapades, adventure, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey (2007)
Genre: Family
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When a broken hearted boy loses the treasured wooden nativity set that links him to his dead father, his worried mother persuades a lonely ill-tempered woodcarver to create a replacement, and to allow her son to watch him work on it.
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, parents and children, redemption, friends, family relations, hopes, dealing with death, single parent, youth, family, small town, man boy relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Misadventures of Merlin Jones (1964)
Genre: Family, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Merlin Jones, a precocious and intelligent high-school boy, experiments with hypnosis and creates a mind-reading machine. However, his experiments land him in deep trouble with the law.
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, psychotronic
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: mind reading, hypnosis, high school life, college, power relations, friends, disorder, buddies, adventure, heist, experiment gone awry, teachers and students ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
An Angel for May (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When Tom accidentally travels back in time through a fireplace in a ruined farmhouse he meets May, an orphan who needs help. Now that he knows his friends' fate and his own, he will try to reorder the events and change their history.
Style: touching, serious, emotional, sincere, captivating ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: time travel, world war two, time machine, orphan, imaginary, hopes, youth, changing the past or future, family, wartime life, 12 year old
Time: 21st century, 1940s, 40s, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Incredible Elephant (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Tormented by a giant bully and dealing with the loss of his mom, young Daniel wishes for a special pet to have by his side. After discovering Lumpy-a real, live elephant-in his backyard, it's as if his wish has come true...until his dad ships ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, offbeat, touching
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: pets, family relations, elephant, magic, pet, adventure, single parent, hopes, family life, wish come true, miraculous event, school ...
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.3
 2K
Star Kid (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Shy seventh-grader Spencer Griffith's life changes when the meteor falls into local junkyard and he finds a Cybersuit - the wise and strong robot from another galaxy. Spencer puts Cybersuit on and becomes a different kind of guy
Style: humorous, stylized, semi serious, entertaining, offbeat ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: superhero, androids and robots, space and aliens, adventure, family, escapades, good versus evil, fantasy world, robot, brutality, rivalry, youth ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.1
 340
Durango Kids (1999)
Genre: Family, Fantasy, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Two of the town's youngest private detectives, Tim and his younger brother Nick, have the biggest case of their lives on their hands. A mysterious litle man leaves a suspicious package for the brothers to guard with their lives when, ...
Style: feel good, suspenseful, humorous, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: time travel, old west, rivalry, youth, heroes, mischievous children, escapades, family, rescue, criminal heroes, misfit, family life ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%