Movies like Mel

If you like "Mel" you are looking for humorous and semi serious movies about / with turtle, flying, youth, family, heroes, friends and family relations themes of Family and Fantasy genre shot in USA.
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Mel (1998)
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Mel (1998)
Original name: Everyone Loves Mel
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Set in the beauty of the Pacific Northwest, the legend of Swanson Lake is kept by one man, Bill (Ernest Borgnine). And he's not about to surrender it! When Bill's grandsons come for a summer visit, they stumble into a big-time adventure with a giant turtle named Mel. When Bill's neighbor Bailey (Jack Scalia) tries to kidnap Mel in order to feature him in a proposed theme park, the grandsons plot to hide Mel from the neighbor. Then the fun begins, and Mel becomes an unlikely hero!
Style: humorous, semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: turtle, flying, youth, family, heroes, friends, family relations, parents and children, danger, rescue, young heroes, teenager, child, children, boy, little boy, 12 year old, amusement park, theme park

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Most similar movies to Mel

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, family relations, danger, young heroes, heroes and friends mostly in Family, Fantasy and Adventure genres. Some movies like Mel: Santa and the Ice Cream Bunny (1972), Monster Makers (2003), The Nutcracker (1993), The Snow Queen (2005), Little Ghost (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Santa and the Ice Cream Bunny (1972)
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Poor Santa Claus. This live-action feature finds his sleigh stuck in the sand on a Florida beach only days before Christmas Eve.
Style: humorous, semi serious, cult film
Audience: family outing
Plot: beach, santa claus, heroes, pirate, ghost, danger, dangerous animal, young heroes, mischievous children, save the day, family, parents and children ...
Place: florida
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95%
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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, captivating, entertaining, offbeat ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: adventure, supernatural, save the day, young heroes, supernatural ability, escapades, danger, family, youth, family relations, disorder, parents and children ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
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: semi serious, feel good, stylized, humorous, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: ballet, family, danger, rescue, young heroes, family relations, disorder, imaginary kingdom, curses spells and rituals, escapades, christmas movie, youth ...
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73%
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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, captivating, sincere
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: young heroes, adventure, heroic mission, rescue, good versus evil, imaginary kingdom, hopes, danger, escapades, youth, rivalry, imaginary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Little Ghost (1997)
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: Romania, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: While on location in a spooky Italian villa with his Hollywood big-shot mom and her dorky boyfriend, twelve-year-old Kevin befriends a Renaissance-era girl ghost who helps him cause unrest on the set.
Style: semi serious, sentimental, feel good, humorous
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, ghost, shallowness, sleazy, palaces castles and temples, family relations, disorder, friends, parents and children, young heroes, youth, misfit ...
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
The Mystical Adventures of Billy Owens (2008)
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: Canada
Duration: 80 min.
Story: When Billy turns 11 on November 11 he realises he is no ordinary boy.
Style: exciting, semi serious, suspenseful, captivating
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, good versus evil, danger, imaginary, legends and myths, youth, family, heroes, young heroes, wizards and magicians, birthday, small town life ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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, captivating, feel good, exciting ...
Audience: kids
Plot: save the day, young heroes, adventure, investigation, heroes, amateur detective, best friends, youth, danger, family, escapades, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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, sentimental, humorous, exciting
Audience: family outing
Plot: ghost, ghost hunter, ship, young heroes, heroes, family, youth, supernatural, supernatural ability, family relations, parents and children, teenage life ...
Place: holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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: friendship, teenage life, experiment gone awry, child as adult, young heroes, adventure, mischievous children, disorder, best friends, rescue, danger, youth ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Great Land of Small (1986)
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Two children enter a fantasy kingdom and are confronted by evil forces.
Style: exciting, semi serious, feel good
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: imaginary, escapades, adventure, danger, rescue, family, young heroes, imaginary kingdom, youth, rainbow, goblin, king ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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 ⇓
57%
A Halloween Puppy (2012)
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A boy accidentally turns his mom's boyfriend into a dog.
Style: feel good, humorous, light, captivating, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: halloween, human becoming an animal, human becomes animal, family, curses spells and rituals, youth, best friends, magic, dog, family relations, friendship, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Pirates of the Plain (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: "Pirates of the Plain" details the adventure of Jezebel Jack, a pirate with a heart of gold that is sent to the future where he meets Bobby, a young boy with an overactive imagination.
Style: humorous, semi serious
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: heroes, pirate, adventurer, friends, family relations, danger, young heroes, family, escapades, youth, adventure, rescue ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: nebraska, usa, caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Magic Silver II (2011)
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: Norway
Duration: 85 min.
Story: It's the harshest winter in memory, and the gnomes' very existence is in danger. Eager to help, Queen Fjellrose betrays one of their strictest rules and goes out looking for the Blue Horn, a magical instrument that can alter the weather.
Style: fairy tale, humorous, semi serious, light
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: imaginary kingdom, danger, imaginary, heroes, adventure, escapades, family, youth, young heroes, save the kingdom, prophecy, dwarf ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Hermie & Friends: A Fruitcake Christmas (2005)
Genre: Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, semi serious, offbeat
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, toddlers
Plot: heroes, family life, disorder, friends, danger, escapades, christmas, family, pets, computer animation, family relations, caterpillar
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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My Ghost Dog (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Dog's ghost returns to help boy win a custody battle, fight bullies and find his loving but shy step-dad a nice girlfriend.
Style: exciting, touching, humorous, feel good, sentimental ...
Audience: preschoolers, family outing
Plot: family relations, blind ambition, danger, family, heroes, rescue, family life, ghost, adventure, supernatural ability, friends, invisibility ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: touching, feel good, humorous, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: friends, family relations, part animation, miniaturization, wish come true, disorder, danger, pirate, young heroes, rescue, family, memory loss ...
Place: australia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Prancer Returns (2001)
Genre: Family, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: This holiday-themed children's film offers a unique take on the legend of Santa Claus and his tiny reindeer. In this movie, a young boy finds a deer in the forest he is sure is Santa's beloved Prancer. Determined to return the creature to ...
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, semi serious
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: reindeer, santa claus, christmas, child's point of view, mischievous children, young heroes, mistaken identity, child as adult, fish out of water, danger, youth, orphan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Au Pair 3: Adventure in Paradise (2009)
Genre: Family
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The Caldwells take a family trip to Puerto Rico where their father is also securing a secret business deal, while the kids find their own paths. Eight years have passed since the events of Au Pair, and newly graduated as his high school's ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: nanny, family business, family life, parents and children, family, youth, family relations, prank, father son relationship, swimsuit, swimming pool, beach ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: puerto rico
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Little Ghost (2013)
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany, Switzerland
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The Little Ghost lives in the castle over looking a small town and awakens for precisely one hour after the clock strikes midnight. Follow him on this adventure to see his first sunrise ever!
Style: humorous, feel good, entertaining, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: ghost, adventure, supernatural, youth, escapades, small town, family, small town life, danger, palaces castles and temples, social relations, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
A Talking Cat!?! (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A mysterious talking cat uses its powers of communication to enrich the lives of two different families, and bring them together.
Style: humorous, light, feel good, captivating, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family relations, pets, parents and children, disorder, youth, single parent, talking cat, cat, supernatural, friends, family, redemption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, sincere, humorous, captivating
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: dog, talking dog, friendship, teddy bear, adventure, rescue, heroes, getting home, mischievous children, danger, pets, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Magic in the Water (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Radio psychologist Jack Black takes his children Joshua and Ashley on a 'vacation' to a lake in British Columbia. While he grinds away at work the children discover that the famous local lake monster "Orky" may not be just a ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: family relations, lake, vacation, creature, young heroes, youth, danger, single parent, heroes, river, family, adventure ...
Place: british columbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Body Troopers (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi, Fantasy
Country: Norway
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A little kid shrinks himselfs so that he can travel into the body of his grandfather. Here he has to kill the kidney-stone his grandfather is suffering from.
Style: offbeat, feel good, humorous, semi serious, surreal ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: escapades, save the day, youth, family, chases and races, chase, young heroes, danger, heroes, adventure, heroic mission, friends ...
Time: 20th century
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Girl Vs. Monster (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Skylar finds out that her parents are monster hunters after she accidentally releases some monsters from a secret containment chamber; so she and her techno friends must recapture all the monsters and also save her mom and dad from these monsters ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, psychotronic, parody
Audience: teens, horror for children
Plot: young heroes, halloween, youth, imaginary, monster, rescue, friends, teenage life, family, best friends, heroes, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Dirt Bike Kid (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When his mother sends Jack off with money to buy groceries, he comes home with a magic supercharged dirt bike instead. His mother is furious, but when Jack uses the magic bike to save the local hot dog stand from the clutches of corrupt big ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family, rivalry, save the day, supernatural, escapades, heroes, young heroes, adventure, heroic mission, teenage life, miraculous event, social relations ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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The White Pony (1999)
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: Ireland, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The search for a mystical pony in Ireland.
Style: offbeat, humorous, feel good, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: family relations, unicorn, youth, pirate, young heroes, danger, good versus evil, hopes, family, imaginary, heroes, mischievous children ...
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Littlest Angel (1969)
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Adapted from the book by Charles Tazewell. Michael, a shepherd boy living in Biblical times, finds himself transported to Heaven on his eighth birthday. Michael doesn't fully understand where he is, or why he's there. A guardian angel ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, offbeat, feel good, touching
Audience: preschoolers, family outing
Plot: show tunes, family relations, religions or cults, disorder, animal life, death in the family, custody, miraculous event, imaginary, heroes, misfit, family ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century b.c.
Place: jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Hansel and Gretel (1987)
Genre: Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Hansel and Gretel tells the tale of two young children driven from home by their scolding mother. Losing their way in the dark forest they stumble upon the cottage of a kindly old woman. But is this kindly old woman everything she seems...?
Style: fairy tale, humorous, stylized, feel good, semi serious
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: forest, curses spells and rituals, adventure, youth, siblings relations, wizards and magicians, danger, escapades, evil witch, parents and children, in the woods, family relations ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Peter Pan (2000)
Genre: Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Broadway musical adaptation of the fabled children's story.
Style: humorous, feel good, exciting, captivating, semi serious
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: pirate, adventurer, young heroes, good versus evil, adventure, heroes, imaginary kingdom, show tunes, imaginary, escapades, rivalry, youth ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%