Movies like The Quest 1986

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The Quest (1986)
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The Quest (1986)
Original name: Frog Dreaming
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Australia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: American boy Cody lives in Australia with his guardian, Gaza. Cody is very imaginative, inventive, and inquisitive. He comes accross some strange events happening in Devil's Knob national park associated with an aboriginal myth about "frog dreamings". Cody tries to investigate...
Style: semi serious
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: orphan, bait, national park, adventure, youth, supernatural, friendship, investigation, family, heroes, friends, family relations, memory loss, missing person, parents and children, legends and myths, adventurer, imaginary kingdom, obsessive quest, danger, chases and races, imaginary, isolation, escapades, rescue ...
Place: australia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out semi serious, humorous, exciting and feel good films with plots about family, adventure, escapades, youth, young heroes, family relations and heroes mostly in Family, Adventure and Fantasy genres. Some movies like The Quest: Blue Fin (1978), Yoko (2012), Mio in the Land of Faraway (1987), Mee-Shee: The Water Giant (2005), Ronia: The Robber's Daughter (1984). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Blue Fin (1978)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: Australia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Based on the children's novel by celebrated South Australian author 'Colin Thiele' , this is an emotional father and son story about tuna fishing of Southern Blue Fin tuna in South Australia's Port Lincoln fishing district. ...
Style: semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: ocean, family relations, parents and children, forces of nature, isolation, ship, friendship, heroes, danger, youth, rescue, young heroes ...
Time: 70s
Place: australia, south australia
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95%
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 ⇓
77%
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 347
Yoko (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany, Austria, Sweden
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Pia's life, a girl from a small German town, changes when surprisingly, finds in her garden a huge black monster. She soon discovers that the mysterious creature, which called Yoko, is actually a kind yeti spiritually protecting animals and ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, humorous
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: yeti, friendship, friends, family relations, escapades, family, young heroes, youth, adventure, parents and children, imaginary, mountain ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: himalaya, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Mio in the Land of Faraway (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Sweden, Soviet Union, Norway
Duration: 99 min.
Story: They're two best friends, a million miles from home. On an incredible adventure, beyond the boundaries of space and time. A fantasy about a lonely boy who is transferred from his dull life with his adoptive parents to the land where his real ...
Style: entertaining, light, captivating, exciting, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, adventure, good versus evil, friendship, knight, danger, supernatural, heroes, parallel world, rivalry, hopes, daring rescue ...
Place: eastern europe, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Mee-Shee: The Water Giant (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A New York City oil company troubleshooter is brought to a remote B.C. lake to look for some lost machinery. Cancelling a trip to Disney World with his son, he decides to bring the boy along. They both end up experiencing more excitement than Mickey ...
Style: semi serious, captivating, touching, sincere
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: environmentalism, young heroes, adventure, rescue, wilderness, family life, treasure hunt, family, danger, escapades, heroes, legends and myths ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Ronia: The Robber's Daughter (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Sweden, Norway
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Ronya lives happily in her father's castle until she comes across a new playmate, Birk, in the nearby dark forest. The two explore the wilderness, braving dangerous Witchbirds and Rump-Gnomes. But when their families find out Birk and Ronja ...
Style: exciting, captivating, semi serious, feel good, modern fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: forest, friendship, family, family relations, parents and children, mischievous children, imaginary, adventure, castle, palaces castles and temples, imaginary kingdom, uninhibited rivalry ...
Place: europe, sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Thief Lord (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Luxembourg, UK, Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A tale about two young boys, Prosper and Bo, who flee to Venice after being orphaned and dumped in the care of a cruel auntie. Hiding in the canals and alleyways of the city, the boys are befriended by a gang of young urchins and their enigmatic ...
Style: touching, feel good, semi serious, exciting, serious
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: orphan, mischievous children, escapades, friendship, imaginary, adventure, young heroes, secret, magic, police, nun, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: venice, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Joey (1997)
Genre: Family, Adventure, Comedy
Country: Australia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Billy is a boy who is trying to save a baby kangaroo called Joey when it is caught and taken to Sydney. Linda, the young daughter of the U.S. Ambassador is helping Billy in his task.
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: family relations, kangaroo, babies and infants, child in peril, disorder, animal life, friends, family life, kidnapping, friendship, on the road, heroes ...
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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 ⇓
55%
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 ⇓
55%
Where the Wild Things Are (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany, USA, Australia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Max imagines running away from his mom and sailing to a far-off land where large talking beasts -- Ira, Carol, Douglas, the Bull, Judith and Alexander -- crown him as their king, play rumpus, build forts and discover secret hideaways.
Style: stylized, touching, emotional, captivating, talky ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: creature, imaginary kingdom, mischievous children, loneliness, fantasy world, magical, anger, adventure, childhood, monster, imaginary, young heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Accident prone teenager, Percy discovers he's actually a demi-God, the son of Poseidon, and he is needed when Zeus' lightning is stolen. Percy must master his new found skills in order to prevent a war between the Gods that could devastate ...
Style: exciting, epic, humorous, semi serious, stylized ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: superhuman powers, legends and myths, adventure, young heroes, monster, greek mythology, heroes, best friends, demi god, half breed, teenage life, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, coney island brooklyn new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Dragon Pearl (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Australia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When teenagers JOSH (Louis Corbett) and LING (Li Lin Jin) join their respective parents, CHRIS (Sam Neill) and Dr LI (Wang Ji) on an archaeological dig in China they encounter something trapped beneath a temple beyond their wildest imagination. A ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, exciting, humorous, offbeat ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: ancient mystery, legends and myths, adventure, heroic mission, teenage life, supernatural, child as adult, wish come true, imaginary, rivalry, danger, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Amazing Panda Adventure (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Far from home in the lush bamboo forests of China, ten-year-old Ryan Tyler, with the help of a young girl, goes on a wonderful journey to rescue a baby panda taken by poachers.
Style: humorous, semi serious, sweet, nostalgic, scary ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, teens, girls' night
Plot: panda, family relations, adventure, family, poacher, adventurer, on the run, survival, parents and children, friends, animal life, disorder ...
Place: china, asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Nim's Island (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A young girl inhabits an isolated island with her scientist father and communicates with a reclusive author of the novel she's reading.
Style: exciting, feel good, captivating, scenic, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: island, young heroes, family relations, adventure, danger, exotic island, sea lion, little girl, rescue, agoraphobia, cruise, poacher ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, indonesia, patagonia, singapore, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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 ⇓
42%
The Secret of Moonacre (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Hungary, UK, France, Australia, USA, New Zealand
Duration: 103 min.
Story: When 13 year old Maria Merryweather's father dies, leaving her orphaned and homeless, she is forced to leave her luxurious London life to go and live with Sir Benjamin, an eccentric uncle she didn't know she had, at the mysterious Moonacre ...
Style: feel good, captivating, sentimental, fairy tale, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, young heroes, adventure, orphan, teenage life, curses spells and rituals, imaginary, rivalry, family relations, youth, in the woods, estate ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Wolves of Willoughby Chase (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Bonnie and cousin Sylvia, two very young children, are left at home in Willoughby Hall while their parents travel overseas. Only the servants and the prowling wolves are their companions. News arrives that Lord and Lady Willoughby are missing and an ...
Style: serious
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: young heroes, family, adventure, escapades, orphan, chase, family relations, boarding school, child in peril, good versus evil, danger, youth ...
Time: victorian era, victorian, 19th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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: semi serious, exciting, captivating, twists and turns, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: boy hero, adventurer, uncover truth, riddles and clues, save the day, amateur detective, young heroes, investigation, crimes, single parent, family business, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Napoleon (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: Australia, Japan
Duration: 81 min.
Story: The adventures of Golden Retriever pup Napoleon and his friend, the parrot Birdo Lucci.
Style: semi serious, feel good, touching, humorous
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: golden retriever, family relations, balloon, dog, pets, odd couple, partners, family, escapades, best friends, getting home, young heroes ...
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Far from Home: The Adventures of Yellow Dog (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Teenager Angus adopts a stray dog and names him Yellow. Several days later, while travelling along the coast of British Columbia with Angus's father, John, the boy and dog become stranded when turbulent waters capsize their boat. Angus's ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, exciting, serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: boy dog relationship, survival, wilderness, adventure, pets, friendship, dog, young heroes, danger, youth, teenage life, parents and children ...
Place: canada, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Three Investigators and the Secret of Terror Castle (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Mystery
Country: Germany, South Africa
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A new case for the cult detectives! Not by coincidence, a mysterious videotape falls into the hands of Jupiter Jones (CHANCELLOR MILLER), Pete Crenshaw (NICK PRICE) and Bob Andrews (CAMERON MONAGHAN) during Jupiter's birthday party in Rocky ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, scary, suspenseful
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: haunted house, amateur detective, supernatural ability, danger, escapades, investigation, adventure, youth, young heroes, curses spells and rituals, buddies, supernatural ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Thomas and the Magic Railroad (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA, Canada
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, brutal, whimsical ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: train, friendship, rescue, family, adventure, family life, heroic mission, parents and children, good versus evil, young heroes, rivalry, adventurer ...
Time: contemporary, 1990s, 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: america, toronto ontario canada, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Return to Nim's Island (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Fourteen year old Nim, more determined than ever to protect her island and all the wildlife that call it home, faces off against resort developers and animal poachers. Soon she realizes she can’t depend on her animal cohorts alone and must make ...
Style: humorous, exciting, sincere, captivating, offbeat
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: animal rescue, island, danger, adventure, teenage life, environmentalism, family relations, escapades, save the day, family, friendship, poacher ...
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Gold Diggers: The Secret of Bear Mountain (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Mystery
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Two teen girls, one from the city, one from the country, try to find the hidden gold of Bear Mountain learning about friendship, loyalty and courage on the way.
Style: feel good, humorous, sweet, entertaining, light ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids, girls' night, teens ...
Plot: adventure, friendship, gold, teenage girl, family, treasure hunt, teenage life, escapades, youth, small town, good versus evil, greed ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 ⇓
38%
The Blue Bird (1976)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Soviet Union, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A pair of peasant children, Mytyl and her brother Tyltyl, are led on a magical quest for the fabulous Blue Bird of Happiness by the Fairy Berylune. On their journey, they are accompanied by the humanized presences of a Dog, a Cat, Light, Fire, ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, light, folk tale, sincere ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: surrealism, family relations, obsessive quest, imaginary, self discovery, family, journey, siblings relations, imaginary kingdom, youth, adventure, escapades ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, escapades, danger, youth, curses spells and rituals, imaginary kingdom, family, friends ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, Spain, Belgium
Duration: 100 min.
Story: 17-year-old Mariah Mundi's life is turned upside down when his parents vanish and his younger brother is kidnapped. Following a trail of clues to the darkly majestic Prince Regent Hotel, Mariah discovers a hidden realm of child-stealing ...
Style: serious, exciting, captivating, entertaining
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: adventurer, adventure, youth, chase, supernatural, life turned upside down, young heroes, family in danger, teenage life, missing person, escapades, steampunk ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1880s
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Earthling (1980)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Patrick Foley has been on the move all his live. Tired of drifting, he wants to spend his last days in an isolated Australian valley where he grew up. On his difficult journey he meets Shawn, a little desperate city-boy whose parents were killed in ...
Style: surreal, serious
Plot: survival, wilderness, orphan, tragedy, young heroes, escapades, danger, heroes, adventurer, youth, culture clash, isolation ...
Time: 70s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%