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The Ransom of Red Chief (1998)
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The Ransom of Red Chief (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two hoboes strike on a get-rich quick scheme to kidnap an overly-energetic 9 year old son of a local banker. Based on the classic story by O'Henry.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: kidnapping, crimes, family, family relations, terrorism, crime, family life, danger, chaos and mayhem, criminal heroes, disorder, goofy hero, forest, caper, camp, child protagonist, farce, van, prank, ransom, nickname, joke, campfire, pocket knife, child fighting adult
Time: 90s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, realistic and feel good films with plots about disorder, family relations, family life, family, crimes, farce and youth mostly in Comedy, Family and Western genres. Some movies like The Ransom of Red Chief: The Don's Analyst (1997), Lucky Luke and the Daltons (2004), Ace Ventura Jr: Pet Detective (2009), Mr. Troop Mom (2009), Walk Like a Man (1987). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Amos and Theodore, the two bumbling outlaw wannabes from The Apple Dumpling Gang, are back and trying to make it on their own. This time, the crazy duo gets involved in an army supply theft case -- and, of course, gets in lots of comic trouble along ...
Style: humorous, feel good, exciting, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: family, farce, gang, goofy hero, partners, orphan, rivalry, going straight, heroes, crimes, disorder, bank ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Great Scout & Cathouse Thursday (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Sam Longwood, a frontiersman who has seen better days, spies the gold-mine partner, Jack Colby, who ran off with all the gold from a mine they were prospecting fifteen years earlier. He tells his other partners from that time, Joe Knox and Billy, ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, prostitution, snake, train, revenge, half breed, rivalry, crimes, obsessive quest, crime, dishonesty, prank ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 90s
Place: colorado, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
The Don's Analyst (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Don Vito Leoni, the Godfather, is clinically depressed. The world has changed and he hasn't. He'd like to retire, but if he left the "family business" to his two idiot sons, they'd be dead in a minute. So he decides to go ...
Style: humorous, clever, witty, offbeat, not serious ...
Plot: kidnapping, nudity (full frontal - brief), silly humor, profanity, family life, missing person, chaos and mayhem, down on your luck, gangsters, misfit, nothing goes right, abduction ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
Lucky Luke and the Daltons (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Western
Country: France, Germany, Spain
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Joe and Averell are the eldest and youngest of the four Dalton brothers, the worst outlaws in Wild West history...
Style: exciting, stylized, semi serious, humorous
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: adventure, goofy hero, criminal heroes, siblings relations, disorder, gang, escapades, bank robber, obsessive quest, old west, cowboy, crimes ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Ace Ventura Jr: Pet Detective (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: "I will try to be normal" 12-year-old Ace Ventura Jr. promises. Thats cool, except whats normal for him is finding missing mutts, kidnapped kitties or gone gators and creating hilarious chaos every step of the way.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: escapades, adventure, rescue, obsessive quest, danger, disorder, uncover truth, family, pets, private detective, heroes, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
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64%
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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
Plot: parents and children, family, family life, treasure hunt, friends, camp, siblings relations, youth, family relations, summer camp, in the woods, forest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Walk Like a Man (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: As a baby, Bobo gets separated from his family during a camping trip. After being raised by wild dogs for twenty years, Bobo is discovered by animal researcher Penny, who brings him back to his family and attempts to teach Bobo how to readjust to ...
Style: humorous, light, funny, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: farce, fish out of water, getting home, misfit, self discovery, family life, adventure, stupidity, dog, animal life, disorder, family relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: alaska, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Mr. Nanny (1993)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A former pro-wrestler is hired to be the bodyguard/nanny for a couple of bratty kids whose inventor father is being stalked by a rival.
Style: humorous, semi serious, funny, entertaining, melancholic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: nanny, family relations, family, wrestler, parents and children, family life, mischievous children, kidnapping, eccentric family, disorder, young heroes, danger ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Step Dogs (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 82 min.
Story: When a pampered Hollywood pooch is sent up to North to live with a wise cracking farm-mutt, all leashes are off.
Style: realistic, semi serious, witty, humorous
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: family, family life, farce, kidnapping, family relations, youth, crimes, siblings relations, when the parents are away, talking dog, dog, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All By Myself - The Play (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: When Madea gets sick, her family comes to her aid. What they don't realize is that they're the ones who need her help. As always, Madea's cockeyed outlook on life saves the day and guarantees side-splitting laughs along the way.
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: eccentric family, family life, family problems, goofy hero, nothing goes right, family relations, teaching the ways of the world, fish out of water, theater, disorder, prison life, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Apple Dumpling Gang (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A roving bachelor gets saddled with three children and a wealth of trouble when the youngsters stumble upon a huge gold nugget. They join forces with two bumbling outlaws to fend off the greedy townspeople and soon find themselves facing a surly ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, sweet, splatter ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: orphan, bank, child in peril, rich and poor, family, adventure, youth, gang, danger, mischievous children, on the run, heroes ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 70s, 80s
Place: california, usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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The Villain (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Handsome Stranger has agreed to escort Charming Jones to collect her inheritance from her father. But Avery Jones wants the money, and hires notorious outlaw Cactus Jack to ambush Charming. However, Cactus Jack is not very good at robbing people.
Style: parody, humorous, feel good, funny, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: chase, cowboy, disorder, nothing goes right, escapades, goofy hero, train, explosion, glue, robbery, adventure, partners ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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The Boatniks (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Family
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: witty, feel good, humorous, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: boat, romance, farce, down on your luck, ship, heist, danger, rescue, goofy hero, ocean or sea, disorder, escapades ...
Time: 60s
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
No Deposit, No Return (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Two rich children devise a way to escape their grandfather and visit their mother. Unfortunately for two hapless safe crackers, they become part of the plan.
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: safecracker, family relations, friendship, kidnapping, airport, chase, siblings relations, missing person, gambling, school, family life, down on your luck ...
Time: 70s
Place: asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Boys Will Be Boys (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two young brothers talk their strict father Lloyd Clauswell into allowing them to babysit themselves for the first time while their parents attend a corporate barbecue...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family relations, police detective, twins, danger, family, nothing goes right, family gatherings, eccentric family, family life, mischievous children, young heroes, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Great Bank Robbery (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A motley group of phony church leaders attempts to rob a bank controlled by brothers in 1880's Texas.
Style: rough, humorous, realistic, semi serious, parody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, bank, bank robbery, crime gone awry, rivalry, contests and competitions, special agents, criminal heroes, unlikely criminals, dishonesty, on the run, chases and races ...
Time: 19th century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
A Talent for Loving (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Western
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: This Western spoof stars Richard Widmark as an American gambler who wins the deed to a Mexican ranch from a cunning outlaw. At the ranch, the gambler discovers that his new lands have entangled him in an ancient Aztec curse. The ranch's ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: curse, gambling, unlikely couple, family life, fish out of water, love and romance, curses spells and rituals, misfit, family relations, gambler, aztec, affair ...
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Million Dollar Kid (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Comedy, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The Hunter family has hit the jackpot--scoring a winning 50 million dollar lottery ticket! But when the ticket is lost on the way to cashing it in, the Hunters face overwhelming obstacles in chasing down the ticket before it is stolen by some ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, touching, realistic
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: family relations, lottery, disorder, adventure, nothing goes right, family, mischievous children, race against time, dog, lottery ticket, family life, down on your luck ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Who's Minding the Store? (1963)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jerry Lewis plays Norman Phiffer, a proud man in a humble life, who doesn't know that his girlfriend, Barbara, is heir to the Tuttle Department Store dynasty. Mrs. Tuttle, Barbara's mother, is determined to split the two lovers, and hires ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, light, feel good ...
Plot: farce, department store, wooing, parents and children, rise to the top, family relations, romance, store, chaos and mayhem, mistaken identity, disorder, goofy hero ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
It Runs in the Family (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: It is now summer in the Parker family; and the usual amount of numerous events are happening in their separate lives. Ralphie is searching for the perfect top to use to beat the school bully with, the Old Man is in battle with their hillbilly ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, melancholic, light ...
Audience: family outing
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Time: 1940s, 40s
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45%
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Remote (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: When Randy (Chris Carrara), is forced to stash his remote control toys in a model home, he stumbles across the hideout of three prison escapees. With the use of his remote control toys, Randy manages to apprehend the three fugitives.
Style: humorous, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: family relations, when the parents are away, prodigy, friendship, obsession, heist, disorder, inventions and discoveries, nothing goes right, teenage life, family life, cons and scams ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
A Christmas Wedding Tail (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jennie Garth of "90210" stars as Susan, an unemployed Los Angeles museum curator and widowed single mom temporarily living in a small California town with her three sensitive sons. Jake (Brad Rowe of "General Hospital") is a ...
Style: feel good, humorous, captivating, light, realistic ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Thanksgiving Family Reunion (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Against the ardent wishes of his wife, eleven-year-old son, and sixteen-year-old daughter, ALBERT SNIDER (Judge Reinhold) is determined to have a festive family holiday. Albert doesn't seem to realize that his kids would rather stick needles in ...
Style: touching, humorous, realistic, semi serious, offbeat
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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A Madea Christmas (2011)
Genre: Comedy
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Duration: 152 min.
Story: When a family meets for Christmas at their posh Cape Cod estate, family arguments and secrets cause a stir. It takes a real down-to-earth family - like Aunt Bam and the almighty Madea - to save this holiday.
Style: humorous, semi serious, sentimental, realistic
Plot: family relations, family problems, farce, disorder, eccentric family, family gatherings, master and servant, family life, parents and children, estate, unfulfillment, christmas ...
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Three Amigos (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Three unemployed actors accept an invitation to a Mexican village to replay their bandit fighter roles, unaware that it is the real thing.
Style: parody, humorous, not serious, idiotic, funny ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: farce, village, heroes, rescue, actor, fish out of water, friendship, gang, dishonesty, crimes, danger, buddies ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 80s
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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, family life, homecoming, crime gone awry, love and romance, dishonesty, family relations, christmas, small town life, small town, youth, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Waiting for the Light (1990)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A former vaudevillian magician (MacLaine) moves her straight-laced niece (Garr) and her two mischievous children to a small town. When the two kids get in trouble with a neighbor for stealing vegetables from his garden, the aunt concocts an illusion ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, offbeat
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Plot: prank, diner, family life, eccentric family, on the road, human spirit, small town life, miraculous event, youth, single parent, hopes, ghost ...
Time: year 1962
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Da Block Party (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 70 min.
Story: One hot summer day in New Orleans, BJ (Troy Anders) tries to keep his deceased brother's legacy alive by throwing the hottest, rip-roaring block party of the summer. But he has a few obstacles to overcome first, one jealous baby-mamma and a ...
Style: realistic, not serious, humorous, captivating
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Time: contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Getting Even with Dad (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Ray, an ex-con and widower, is planning a coin heist with two accomplices to help him to buy his own bakery. However, he doesn't expect his son Timmy, who was living with Ray's sister, to show up at the house right in the middle of ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, melancholic, satirical, realistic ...
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Plot: heist, family, parents and children, crimes, nothing goes right, crime, going straight, dishonesty, single parent, family life, crime gone awry, disorder ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Out on a Limb (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: While heading to the town where his sister, Marci, lives, big-city banker Bill Campbell is robbed by a woman who takes everything he has, including his clothes and a business document worth millions of dollars. Bill eventually reunites with Marci, ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: small town, forest, beer, murder, twins, vengeance, kidnapping, mistaken identity, siblings relations, small town life, switching roles, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%