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Sam Steele and the Junior Detective Agency (2009)
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Sam Steele and the Junior Detective Agency (2009)
Genre: Family
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: 13-year-old Sam Steele Jr. forms his own private detective agency to emulate his father, Des Moines detective Sam Steele, and helps track down a jewel thief.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, captivating, exciting, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: kids
Plot: adventure, heroes, investigation, amateur detective, young heroes, save the day, family, youth, family relations, parents and children, best friends, escapades, crimes, detective agency, friends, police investigation, thief, private detective, jewel theft, danger, urban, 13 year old
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, iowa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out semi serious, humorous, feel good and captivating films with plots about family, youth, young heroes, heroes, adventure, friends and escapades mostly in Family, Adventure and Comedy genres. Some movies like Sam Steele and the Junior Detective Agency: Ace Ventura Jr: Pet Detective (2009), Dadnapped (2009), Undercover Kids (2004), The Famous Five 2 (2013), Treasure Buddies (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
K-9 Adventures: Legend of the Lost Gold (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Kassie and her friends stumble across an old, broken pocket watch they begin an unexpected journey to unlock the secret of the legendary Garrison Gold. They'll have to solve riddles and follow clues to find the lost treasure. With the help ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, feel good, captivating, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, treasure hunt, escapades, best friends, young heroes, pets, youth, journey, friendship, rivalry, friends, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: family outing, kids, teens, pre-teens
Plot: rescue, obsessive quest, escapades, adventure, disorder, uncover truth, heroes, pets, young heroes, amateur detective, family, private detective ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
Ace Wonder: Message from a Dead Man (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ace Wonder is a 10-year-old detective, struggling to find a storyline for his latest novel. When his path tangles with Derek Morton, a simple family mystery becomes a very real case of corporate espionage, scientific discovery, and one coldblooded ...
Style: captivating, exciting, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: boy hero, adventurer, uncover truth, riddles and clues, investigation, save the day, amateur detective, young heroes, parents and children, family business, crimes, single parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
Roxy Hunter and the Secret of the Shaman (2008)
Genre: Family, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Serenity Fall's favorite super sleuth is on the case again! The town is alarmed when a priceless crystal turns up missing. The only suspect seems to be a strange man living in the woods known as Shaman. It's up to Roxy Hunter (Aria ...
Style: entertaining, captivating, feel good, sincere, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: amateur detective, investigation, friendship, mischievous children, forest, family, youth, shaman, girl, dog, adventure, escapades ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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K-9 Adventures: A Christmas Tale (2013)
Genre: Family
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Luke Perry stars in this heartwarming "tail." Kassie, her friends and her dog, Scoot, organize a holiday fundraiser, but must protect the cash from some crooks in order to save Christmas.
Style: humorous, feel good, light, sincere, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: christmas, animal life, friends, family, escapades, single parent, youth, family relations, small town, friendship, dog, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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Dadnapped (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Melissa has a bad case of sibling rivalry, only her competition is a fictional character in her father's best-selling novel about a teenage super spy. When her father is "dadnapped" by a group of overzealous fans, it's up to ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, semi serious, exciting, humorous
Audience: kids, pre-teens
Plot: family, rescue, parents and children, adventure, young heroes, lifestyle, crimes, family relations, siblings relations, kidnapping, father daughter relationship, teenage boy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Aussie and Ted's Great Adventure (2009)
Genre: Family
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Aussie, a lovable Australian mutt, embarks on a mission to return his young owner's missing Teddy Bear.
Style: semi serious, captivating, sincere, humorous
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: dog, teddy bear, friendship, talking dog, heroes, rescue, adventure, getting home, family relations, family life, youth, young heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Undercover Kids (2004)
Genre: Family
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Nicole and Nelson are twins with psychic powers. On the first day of school everyone is talking about the recent vandalism at school. Nicole and Nelson decide to go undercover to find the culprit. The twins get child genius George & his high ...
Style: semi serious, captivating, humorous, disturbing
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: twins, school, adventure, save the day, amateur detective, working undercover, heroes, escapades, prodigy, good versus evil, rivalry, undercover ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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The Famous Five 2 (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Family
Country: Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: For their bicycle tour to Catmoor, the friends Julian, Dick and Anne, their cousin Georgina, called George, and her dog Timmy have long looked forward to. But the camping holiday in the countryside ends with the kidnapping of Dick, confuse the two ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, light, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, friends, young heroes, investigation, heroes, family, crimes, escapades, kidnapping, youth, best friends, strong female lead ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Treasure Buddies (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Disney's irresistible talking puppies are back in an all-new movie that takes them halfway across the world to the ruins of ancient Egypt. With the help of some exotic new friends, this epic adventure is a treasure trove of pure Buddy fun. In a ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, humorous, semi serious
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: dog, family, adventure, friendship, young heroes, treasure hunt, friends, uninhibited rivalry, legends and myths, rivalry, escapades, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Where Is Winky's Horse? (2007)
Genre: Family
Country: Netherlands, Belgium
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In the sequel to "Winky's Horse", 8-year old Winky looks after the horse of St Nicholas. Then one day the horse runs away.
Style: feel good, captivating, light, entertaining, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: horse, friendship, family life, escapades, track down, hopes, disorder, family relations, school, youth, sinterklaas, adventure ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The Three Investigators and the Secret of Skeleton Island (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Mystery
Country: Germany, South Africa
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In "The Three Investigators and The Secret of Skeleton Island" the cult detective trio from Rocky Beach, California, fall into a breath-taking mixture of adventure, thriller and mystery. Only by a hairs-breadth did they escape with their ...
Style: semi serious, exciting, feel good, entertaining, captivating ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: amateur detective, ancient mystery, adventure, investigation, treasure hunt, youth, mystery, save the day, escapades, partners, amusement park, legend ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa, south africa, cape town south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The Dog Who Saved Easter (2014)
Genre: Family
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: It's Easter and everyone's favorite K-9 is back! The Bannisters are heading out on a family cruise and sending Zeus to doggie day care. Everything is going according to plan, until the daycare's crosstown rival hires a trio of crooks ...
Style: humorous, light, captivating, feel good, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: save the day, cons and scams, rivalry, family, crimes, dog, easter, kindergarten, criminal heroes, heroes, danger
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The Crocodiles (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Ten-year-old Hannes, growing up with his young, poor and single mother wants to join the coolest gang in the area, the Vorstadtkrokodile. When the ‘entry test’ goes wrong, Hannes’s life is saved by Kai, who is desperate to join too but is ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, entertaining, captivating ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: family, adventure, friendship, suburban life, suburbs, heroes, buddies, best friends, teenage life, youth, witnessing a crime, amateur detective ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Adventures of Bailey: The Lost Puppy (2010)
Genre: Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Bailey, an adorable Golden Retriever puppy, is moving! On the road trip to their new home, his family makes a stop and mistakenly leaves Bailey behind. This mischievous and playful pup sets out to find his family and stumbles across ...
Style: humorous, exciting, touching, semi serious
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: farm, friends, disorder, escapades, family, animal life, on the road, starting over, hopes, heroes, children, puppy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Monster Makers (2003)
Genre: Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Monster Makers is based on Tim Stoker's experience as a Monster movie geek. The monsters in an old non released movie come out of the movie and Tim and his friends in the real world must find a way to stop the monsters.
Style: semi serious, humorous, entertaining, captivating, scary ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: young heroes, adventure, save the day, supernatural, supernatural ability, family, escapades, youth, parents and children, disorder, family relations, curses spells and rituals ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.5
 533
Buffalo Dreams (2005)
Genre: Family
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Josh Townsend finds himself living in New Mexico after his father's new job requires the family to move from their home in Utah. While acclimating to his new surroundings, Josh becomes involved with a group of teens attempting to preserve the ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, touching
Audience: pre-teens, kids
Plot: friendship, young heroes, teenage life, escapades, youth, parents and children, fish out of water, family relations, interracial friendship, mute, native american reservation, mockery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new mexico, utah, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Famous Five 3 (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Family
Country: Germany, Thailand
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In their third cinema adventure the Famous Five are searching for a pirate treasure...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic, light ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: friends, best friends, adventure, escapades, family, youth, save the day, heroes, brother brother relationship, friendship, dog, fishing village ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Beethoven's 5th (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
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Time: 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Chilly Christmas (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Eleven-year-old Bobby Cole and his dog Chilly are best friends, living happily in their Southern California beach house. But when Bobby's father Patrick (C. Thomas Howell), a single parent and police detective, accepts a job in New York City, ...
Style: humorous, feel good, captivating, light, entertaining ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Gnomes & Trolls: The Secret Chamber (2009)
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy
Country: Sweden
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Junior, a teenage gnome, wants nothing more than to invent gizmos and gadgets in his tree-house laboratory. But Junior's old school father, Jalle, the head gnome of the forest, would prefer his son follow in his footsteps and one day be in ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, captivating
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, adventure, save the day, heroic mission, young heroes, odd couple, heroes, friendship, unlikely partners, partners, youth, escapades ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Roxy Hunter and the Mystery of the Moody Ghost (2007)
Genre: Family, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After moving to an eerie old house in the country, nine-year-old super sleuth Roxy Hunter stumbles into a world filled with unsolved mysterieus, secret plots and spooky spirits! Now, Roxy and her best friend and boy genius Max, must race to save ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, captivating
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Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Beethoven's Treasure Tail (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After everyone's favorite St. Bernard gets fired from a movie, Beethoven begins the long journey home with his trainer, Eddie. On their way, they become stranded in a small coastal town where the beloved canine befriends a young boy who is ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Genre: Comedy, Family
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56%
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Story: Roxy is at it again when, in pursuit of a local journalism award, she brings home a mysterious amnesiac who was found soaking wet outside of the local coffee shop. After ceremoniously naming her ANNIE NONYMOUS, Roxy takes the young lady home and ...
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56%
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Cool Dog (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Jimmy lives in the tranquil town of Eagle Rock, Louisiana, with his father, stepmother and his best friend Rainy, a German Shepherd. When Jimmy's father gets a promotion, the family must relocate to an apartment in New York City that has a ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, louisiana, new york
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55%
Bobby and the Ghost Hunters (2013)
Genre: Family
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Sanne (Hanna Obbeek) loves stories about ghosts and other mysterious things. Her father Lucas, is a famous ghost hunter. During a holiday Lucas is asked to chase ghosts of the former cruise ship 'Rotterdam'. Sanne is very happy to hear she ...
Style: semi serious, exciting, humorous, sentimental
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⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Adventure Boyz (2019)
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Duration: 93 min.
Story: When two boys on their BMX bikes and their Speedway racing Dad, come up against a notorious crime boss and his criminal gang who have stolen a hoard of Diamonds from England’s Largest Castle, a chain of events is set off that will change their ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Flicka: Country Pride (2012)
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Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: feel good, touching, semi serious, realistic, sentimental ...
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