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Pufnstuf (1970)
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Pufnstuf (1970)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Jimmy (Jack Wild) ventures to Living Island with his magical, talking flute, Freddy. Once there, he befriends many of the island's inhabitants, but the evil Witchiepoo (Billie Hayes) is determined to steal Freddy the flute away from the boy to impress the visiting witches council and win the Witch of the Year Award.
Style: humorous, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: puppet, witch, magic, adventure, youth, family, heroes, friends, imaginary kingdom, danger, getting home, imaginary, escapades, disorder, rivalry, young heroes, show tunes, puppets, dragon, island, flute, witchcraft, camp
Time: 60s, 20th century

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, feel good and exciting films with plots about family, escapades, youth, adventure, imaginary, danger and young heroes mostly in Family, Fantasy and Adventure genres. Some movies like Pufnstuf: Remote (1993), The Muppets' Wizard of Oz (2005), Jack and the Beanstalk (2009), Peter Pan (2000), The Lost Princess (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
H.R. Pufnstuf (1969)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: H.R. Pufnstuf is a children's television series produced by Sid and Marty Krofft in the United States. It was the first Krofft live-action, life-size puppet program. The seventeen episodes were originally broadcast from September 6, 1969 to ...
Style: humorous, stylized, fairy tale, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: puppet, island, magic, wizards and magicians, heroes, young heroes, good versus evil, youth, hopes, family, rivalry, friends ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1960s, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 5.2
 556
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, kids, family outing
Plot: family relations, prodigy, when the parents are away, nothing goes right, crimes, heroes, youth, danger, disorder, goofy hero, prank, family ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Muppets' Wizard of Oz (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The Muppets' Wizard of Oz follows a young woman named Dorothy Gale who dreams of becoming a singer but is unable to pursue her dreams. After being swept up by a tornado with her pet prawn Toto, Dorothy embarks on a journey to meet the Wizard of ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, exciting
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, witch, puppet, friendship, adventure, young heroes, wizard of oz, danger, rescue, escapades, scarecrow, puppets ...
Place: kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
Jack and the Beanstalk (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A fairy tale character who is about to flunk out of fairy tale school, Jack must perform a heroic deed by Monday or fail miserably, just like his father before him. Anxious to make good, Jack sells his C.O.W. (Computer of Wonder) for a handful of ...
Style: fairy tale, semi serious, humorous, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, adventurer, giant, young heroes, legends and myths, danger, youth, escapades, curses spells and rituals, imaginary kingdom, family, friends ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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Adventures of a Teenage Dragonslayer (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Arthur unwittingly discovers the secret to stopping an evil dragon who threatens to destroy all civilization.
Style: semi serious, humorous, exciting, light
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: dragon, teenage life, imaginary, young heroes, adventure, heroes, escapades, danger, misfit, friends, school, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Elmo loves his fuzzy, blue blanket, and would never let anything happen to it. However, a tug-of-war with his friend Zoe sends his blanket to a faraway land, and Elmo in hot pursuit. Facing life without his cherished blanket, Elmo musters all of his ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, sentimental, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: puppet, rescue, family, puppets, adventure, friendship, disorder, heroic mission, imaginary kingdom, fish out of water, escapades, imaginary ...
Place: sesame street
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.3
 518
Peter Pan (2000)
Genre: Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Broadway musical adaptation of the fabled children's story.
Style: semi serious, captivating, exciting, humorous, feel good
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: pirate, adventurer, young heroes, heroes, good versus evil, adventure, adolescence vs adulthood, imaginary kingdom, rivalry, imaginary, escapades, youth ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
The Lost Princess (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: The warrior is Esmeralda, a princess who has brains, can fight and is pretty, too. The sexy one is Don Juan, a pretty boy laughing at danger. These two Spanish champions, along with Don Juan's sidekick Miguel, dance and joke their way through a ...
Style: semi serious, humorous
Audience: family outing
Plot: adventure, royal family, imaginary, adventurer, imaginary kingdom, rivalry, heroic mission, danger, escapades, family, prince, show tunes ...
Time: renaissance
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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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 ⇓
63%
Peter Pan Live! (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Following in the footsteps of the phenomenally successful The Sound of Music LIVE! - which drew over 18 million viewers - comes this musical masterpiece that tells the beloved story of Peter Pan, the mischievous little boy who ran away to Neverland. ...
Style: semi serious, exciting, feel good, fairy tale, captivating
Audience: family outing, preschoolers
Plot: pirate, friendship, mischievous children, adventurer, young heroes, heroes, good versus evil, escapades, danger, disorder, imaginary kingdom, adolescence vs adulthood ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Halloweentown II: Kalabar's Revenge (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: The Cromwell clan live in the real world, except for their grandmother who lives in Halloweentown, a place where monsters go to escape reality. But now the son of the Cromwells' old enemy Kalabar has a plan to use the grandmother's book to ...
Style: exciting, offbeat, stylized, humorous, semi serious
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, horror for children
Plot: halloween, warlock, female director, witch, magic, hereditary gift of witchcraft, heroes, family, imaginary, curses spells and rituals, religions or cults, friends ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Lilly the Witch The Dragon and the Magic Book (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany, Italy, Austria
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Lilly was a normal girl with a healthy sense of adventure. That is, until she finds a magical book, complete with a funny little dragon, "Hector". With the help of her new friend and the book, Lilly has the ability to time-travel and truly ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, captivating, exciting
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: witch, imaginary, adventure, teaching the ways of the world, wizards and magicians, good versus evil, curses spells and rituals, supernatural, save the day, family, heroic mission, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Red Riding Hood (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA, Israel
Duration: 81 min.
Story: The high spirited daughter of the village lord and her mother have been living in the forest for seven years near her wise grandmother. They wait for her father to come home, meanwhile, her literally heartless uncle rules. He sells his soul for the ...
Style: fairy tale, humorous, stylized, atmospheric, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: little red riding hood, self discovery, woman in danger, twins, imaginary kingdom, siblings relations, show tunes, family relations, friends, imaginary, danger, young heroes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: It's Schluufy's birthday, and the Oogieloves (Goobie, Zoozie and Toofie), along with their friends J. Edgar, Windy Window and Ruffy, are organizing a party. (Shh! It's a secret.) Everything is going along just perfectly until J. Edgar ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, sentimental
Audience: toddlers, kids, family outing
Plot: friends, family, getting along, escapades, friendship, disorder, young heroes, puppet, youth, puppets, balloon, birthday
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.1
 258
Kids World (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, New Zealand
Duration: 93 min.
Story: What would you wish for if you were eleven and could have anything in the world? Your parents don't understand you. Your teenage brother is constantly getting you in trouble...for things he did! You're in love with the twelve-year-old girl ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, suspense
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: teenage life, child as adult, friendship, experiment gone awry, adventure, mischievous children, young heroes, disorder, danger, rescue, best friends, youth ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.8
 12K
Halloweentown (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: On her 13th birthday, Marnie learns she's a witch, discovers a secret portal, and is transported to Halloweentown — a magical place where ghosts and ghouls, witches and werewolves live apart from the human world. But she soon finds herself ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, tense, captivating, melancholic ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens, horror for children
Plot: halloween, magic, witch, good versus evil, save the day, supernatural ability, rescue, curses spells and rituals, heroic mission, disorder, parallel world, danger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Barney's Great Adventure (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Mom and dad dump son Cody, daughter Abby, her best friend Marcella and a baby on the farm with Grandpa and Grandma. Purple dinosaur Barney soon appears to entertain kids, and when a large colorful egg deposited on a farm by a shooting star is ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, sweet, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, toddlers, family outing
Plot: adventure, family, chase, anti hero, show tunes, imaginary kingdom, anti heroes, rescue, escapades, babies and infants, heroes, misfit ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Return to Halloweentown (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: As Halloweentown prepares to celebrate its 1,000th anniversary, Marnie Piper and her brother Dylan return to Witch University, where trouble is in session from the Sinister Sisters and from someone who's plotting to use Marnie's powers for ...
Style: feel good, exciting, humorous, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: halloween, witch, magic, college, adventure, heroic mission, rivalry, curses spells and rituals, youth, danger, mysterious character, imaginary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Five Children and It (2004)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: France, UK, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A Psammead is 'It', an ancient, irritable, ugly sand fairy, which five children find one day in a gravel pit. As a reward for finding him, It grants the children one wish a day, the results of which will last until sunset.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, entertaining, offbeat ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: wish fulfillment, adventure, heroes, young heroes, mischievous children, youth, disorder, fish out of water, rivalry, danger, supernatural, parents and children ...
Time: year 1917, 1910s
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Tommy Tricker and the Stamp Traveller (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When the joker Tommy Tricker plays some practical jokes on some of his friends, his best friend Ralph, a stamp collector, discovers the secret of "stamp travel" to make him travel around the world on a stamp to bring back the mysterious ...
Style: semi serious, touching, feel good, humorous
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: friends, family relations, miniaturization, part animation, parallel world, heroes, escapades, adventure, danger, youth, mischievous children, wish come true ...
Place: australia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.9
 383
The Snow Queen (2005)
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 56 min.
Story: When Gerda befriends penniless Kay their growing friendship is cut short as one cold winter night a fragment of glass pierces Kay's eye, turning his heart cold. Enchanted by the Snow Queen he is swept away on her chariot over the glittering ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, fairy tale, sincere, captivating
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: young heroes, imaginary kingdom, adventure, heroic mission, rescue, good versus evil, hopes, danger, rivalry, youth, imaginary, escapades ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Adventures of Pinocchio (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: Czech Republic, UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: One of puppet-maker Geppetto's creations comes magically to life. This puppet, Pinocchio, has one major desire and that is to become a real boy someday. In order to accomplish this goal he has to learn to act responsibly. This film shows you ...
Style: humorous, touching, feel good, semi serious, offbeat ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family, adventure, fish out of water, friendship, escapades, mischievous children, imaginary, youth, young heroes, coming of age, rescue, danger ...
Time: 18th century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Thomas and the Magic Railroad (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA, Isle Of Man
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Mr. Conductor's supply of magic gold dust, which allows him to travel between Shining Time and Thomas's island, is critically low. Unfortunately, he doesn't know how to get more. Meanwhile, Thomas is fending off attacks by the nasty ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, entertaining, whimsical, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: train, imaginary kingdom, friendship, family, adventure, rivalry, danger, escapades, rescue, good versus evil, youth, young heroes ...
Time: 2000s
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: Sweden, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: After her father's ship is carried off by a sudden storm, the spunky Pippi Longstocking is stranded with her horse, Alfonso,and her pet monkey, Mr. Neilson, and takes up residence in the old family home, which is thought by neighborhood ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, melancholic, light, talky ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, girls' night, teens
Plot: adventure, little girl, family relations, family, friendship, imaginary, rescue, young heroes, superhuman powers, siblings relations, disorder, mischievous children ...
Time: 80s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 ⇓
56%
 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 ⇓
56%
Rusty: A Dog's Tale (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two orphans named Jory and Tess live with their grandparents. However, their cousins Bart and Bertha try to take them away because the two kids have trust funds from their dead parents. When Bart and Bertha kidnap the newborn puppies, Rusty the dog ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: family relations, rescue, child custody, dog, pets, hopes, family, young heroes, misfit, daring rescue, disorder, friends ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 ⇓
55%
The Nutcracker (1993)
Genre: Family, Fantasy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: On Christmas Eve, a little girl named Marie falls asleep and dreams herself into a fantastic world in which her toys become larger than life. She meets up with the Nutcracker Prince who takes her on a journey to his kingdom and defends her from the ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, stylized, humorous, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: ballet, young heroes, rescue, family, danger, family relations, disorder, imaginary kingdom, curses spells and rituals, escapades, christmas movie, youth ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Kermit's Swamp Years (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: At 12 years old, Kermit the Frog and best friends Goggles and Croaker travel outside their homes in the swamps of the Deep South to do something extraordinary with their lives.
Style: exciting, not serious, feel good, humorous
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: swamp, family, escapades, friendship, rescue, danger, best friends, confined, young heroes, heroes, dissection, friends who live together ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%