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Follow That Bird (1985)
 6.7
 4K
Follow That Bird (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Big Bird is sent to live far from Sesame Street by a pesky social worker. Unhappy, Big Bird runs away from his foster home, prompting the rest of the Sesame Street gang to go on a cross-country journey to find him.
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, touching, road movie, light, entertaining, melancholic, sweet, clever ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: friendship, adoption, restaurant, social worker, children, runaway, on the road, road trip, lost child, jalopy, garbage can, haystack, journey shown on map, postcard, volkswagen beetle, roller skating, carnival, star, ferris wheel, nest, net, turkey the bird, search, flying, farm ...
Place: illinois, usa, sesame street

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Most similar movies to Follow That Bird

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, feel good, entertaining and semi serious films with plots about family, disorder, children, adventure, dialogue, mentor and catastrophe mostly in Family, Comedy and Adventure genres. Some movies like Follow That Bird: The Muppet Movie (1979), The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984), Christmas Eve on Sesame Street (1978), A Muppet Family Christmas (1987), The Great Muppet Caper (1981). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Muppet Movie (1979)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Musical
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Kermit the Frog is persuaded by agent Dom DeLuise to pursue a career in Hollywood. Along the way, Kermit picks up Fozzie Bear, Miss Piggy, Gonzo, and a motley crew of other Muppets with similar aspirations. Meanwhile, Kermit must elude the grasp of ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, exciting, road movie ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: hollywood, chaos, friendship, on the road, puppets, fame, ambition, family, swamp, passenger, rising to stardom, frog ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, cross country
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When the Muppets graduate from Danhurst College, they take their song-filled senior revue to New York City, only to learn that it isn't easy to find a producer who's willing to back a show starring a frog and a pig. Of course, Kermit the ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, exciting, light ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, kids
Plot: friendship, pig, puppetry, frog, puppets, theater, family, music, showbiz, career, puppet, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, maine, cleveland ohio, delaware ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Remake of the popular Disney classic, this time featuring some well known voices as two dogs and a cat trek across America encountering all sorts of adventures in the quest to be reunited with their owners.
Style: touching, feel good, sweet, exciting, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, kids
Plot: dog, friendship, pets, fish out of water, cat, wilderness, survival, journey, adventure, getting home, family, human animal relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: cross country, nevada, usa, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Christmas Eve on Sesame Street (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Big Bird worries when Oscar tells him that if Santa Claus can't fit down the chimney on Christmas Eve, nobody would get presents.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, christmas special
Audience: family outing
Plot: puppets, hidden identity, family gatherings, family, nothing goes right, fish out of water, disorder, friends, obnoxious boss, self discovery, riddles and clues, wizards and magicians ...
Time: 70s
Place: sesame street
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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A Muppet Family Christmas (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 47 min.
Story: In this one-hour Christmas special, Fozzie Bear surprises his mother Emily on Christmas Eve by bringing the entire Muppet gang to her farm to celebrate the holidays. Doc and his dog Sprocket, who had planned a quiet Christmas, end up joining the ...
Style: not serious, feel good, humorous
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: christmas, puppets, best friends, farm, family, friendship, holiday, puppetry, reunion, countryside, hopes, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, sesame street
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Great Muppet Caper (1981)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family, Musical, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Kermit and Fozzie are newspaper reporters sent to London to interview Lady Holiday, a wealthy fashion designer whose priceless diamond necklace is stolen. Kermit meets and falls in love with her secretary, Miss Piggy. The jewel thieves strike again, ...
Style: not serious, feel good, humorous, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: puppets, investigation, frame up, mistaken identity, family, friendship, heist, escapades, puppetry, partners, disorder, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 4.8
 2K
Bingo (1991)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Bingo, the runaway circus dog, is off the leash and saving Chuckie's life! Bingo and the boy become the best of friends in this canine comedy featuring doggy disguises and skateboarding, pinball and prison. Chuckie and his parents (Cindy ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, touching, satirical ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: dog, on the road, adventure, family, rescue, best friends, friendship, pets, pet, animal life, youth, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: usa, cross country
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.9
 110K
Stuart Little (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The adventures of a heroic and debonair stalwart mouse named Stuart Little with human qualities, who faces some comic misadventures while searching for his lost bird friend and living with a human family as their child.
Style: feel good, humorous, entertaining, light, clever ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: adoption, mouse, cat, kids and family, friendship, adventure, mischievous children, kidnapping, orphan, opposites attract, anthropomorphic mouse, fish out of water ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.3
 25K
Problem Child (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Ben Healy (John Ritter) and his social climbing wife Flo adopt Junior a fun-loving seven year old. But they soon discover he's a little monster as he turns a camping trip, a birthday party and even a baseball game into comic nightmares. But is ...
Style: humorous, dark humor, feel good, funny, idiotic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: mischievous children, adoption, disorder, kidnapping, troublemaker, orphanage, friends, parents and children, best friends, friendship, chase, runaway ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Beethoven's 5th (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. When Sara takes Beethoven to spend summer vacation with wacky Uncle Freddie in an old mining town, the mischievous canine "digs up" the missing clue to a legendary hidden fortune of Rita and Moe ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, kids
Plot: adventure, best friends, small town, young heroes, family, rescue, friendship, family life, fish out of water, escapades, heroes, partners ...
Time: 2000s
Place: usa, mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.6
 7K
Hoot (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A young man (Lerman) moves from Montana to Florida with his family, where he's compelled to engage in a fight to protect a population of endangered owls.
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, touching, idiotic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: fish out of water, school, owl, restaurant, kidnapping, environmentalism, adventure, family, teenager, youth, disorder, fugitives ...
Time: contemporary
Place: florida, montana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Muppet Show (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Music
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The Muppet Show is a comedy-variety television series produced by puppeteer Jim Henson and featuring The Muppets. After two pilot episodes produced in 1974 and 1975 failed to get the attention of America's network heads, Lew Grade approached ...
Style: feel good, humorous, exciting, light, funny ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: puppets, showbiz, friends, backstage, goofy hero, disorder, theatre audience, performer's life, media satire, workplace, fame, couple relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
For the Love of Benji (1977)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Benji is lost and becomes a stray animal in Athens, Greece, trying to reunite with his family while secret agents pursue him, trying to get a formula which was glued to his paw in order to get it past customs.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, entertaining, light
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: pets, family, espionage, kidnapping, family life, adventure, fish out of water, anti heroes, friendship, mischievous children, odd couple, daring rescue ...
Time: 70s
Place: greece, europe, athens greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When the pets accidentally get separated from their vacationing owners, Chance, Shadow, and Sassy navigate the mean streets of San Francisco, trying to find their home across the Golden Gate Bridge. But the road is blocked by a series of hazards, ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, exciting, touching ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: pets, rescue, airport, adventure, family, odd couple, getting home, survival, friendship, urban, fish out of water, danger ...
Place: california, canada, san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.2
 76K
Paddington (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After a deadly earthquake destroys his home in Peruvian rainforest, a young bear makes his way to England in search of a new home. The bear, dubbed "Paddington" for the london train station, finds shelter with the family of Henry and Mary ...
Style: touching, humorous, sweet, entertaining, colourful ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, kids
Plot: family, adventure, goofy hero, bear, fish out of water, adoption, anthropomorphic animal, disorder, explorer, kids and family, jungle, escape ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, peru, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Monkey Trouble (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Dodger, a criminal monkey, belongs to a crooked street performer but escapes his life of crime only to end up in the arms of Eva, an innocent little girl whose mother has no idea that her daughter is harboring a fugitive.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, touching, melancholic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: monkey, family, mischievous children, adventure, friendship, adoption, single parent, thief, pet shop, sibling relationship, young heroes, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.1
 23K
Snow Dogs (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When a Miami dentist inherits a team of sled dogs, he's got to learn the trade or lose his pack to a crusty mountain man.
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, entertaining, absurd ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: family, adventure, pets, against the odds, adoption, friendship, friends, small town, fish out of water, dentist, puppets, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: alaska, usa, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.0
 10K
Snow Day (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When a school in upstate New York is snowed in, a group of students hi-jack a plow to keep the school closed..
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, romantic, melancholic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: chase, family, high school, weatherman, school, adventure, mischievous children, parents and children, siblings relations, teachers and students, forces of nature, high school life ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 4.9
 3K
Air Buddies (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Here’s the delightful tale of teamwork and adventure your whole family will love! Air Bud is the proud father of five adorable puppies - the hip-hopping B-Dawg, lovely Rosebud, mellow Buddha, dirt-loving Mudbud, and the big fella Budderball - with ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, touching
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, kids
Plot: family, pets, best friends, mischievous children, puppy, millionaire, kidnapping, adventure, odd couple, young heroes, daring rescue, getting home ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Big Bird in China (1983)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Music
Country: China, USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Big Bird and his Sesame Street companion, Barkley, the big, fluffy dog, travel across China in search of the legendary Feng Huang, the Phoenix Bird. Along the way they visit with Chinese schoolchildren, watch a Tai Ji demonstration, learn some ...
Plot: dog, educational program, bird, travel, children
Place: china, sesame street
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Savannah Smiles (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The young daughter of a politician runs away due to lack of attention. She hides in the car of two not too bright crooks who are slowly converted into parent figures as the police web closes down on the supposed kidnappers.
Style: touching, feel good, semi serious, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, chick flick
Plot: kidnapping, runaway, politician, police, ransom, neglect, family, fugitives, young heroes, adventure, parents and children, custody ...
Time: 80s
Place: salt lake city utah, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.5
 51K
RV (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Climbing aboard their mammoth recreational vehicle for a cross-country road trip to the Colorado Rockies, the McNeive family – led by dysfunctional patriarch, Bob – prepares for the adventure of a lifetime. But spending two weeks together in one ...
Style: feel good, humorous, road movie, funny, absurd ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: workaholic, family vacation, nothing goes right, camping, family relations, road trip, parents and children, family values, business trip, motor home, father son relationship, father daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colorado, usa, pasadena california, nevada, utah ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.7
 88K
101 Dalmatians (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The Live action adaptation of a Disney Classic. When a litter of dalmatian puppies are abducted by the minions of Cruella De Vil, the parents must find them before she uses them for a diabolical fashion statement.
Style: feel good, humorous, sweet, entertaining, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, kids
Plot: pets, dog, dalmatian, puppy, rescue, family, danger, adventure, chase, good versus evil, friendship, disney ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: london, england, europe, britain, big ben london
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Movie in collections
 6.0
 6K
Madeline (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: France, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The adventurous, young Madeline is very good at getting into trouble, but she's also fantastic at solving problems as well, and her school-mistress Miss Clavel is not too approving of her. The biggest problem comes up when Lord Covington ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, sweet, clever ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids, teens
Plot: school, rescue, hospital, kidnapping, boarding school, children, adventure, family, amateur detective, orphan, nun, mischievous children ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, 1930s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.8
 19K
Martian Child (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A recently-widowed, science fiction writer considers whether to adopt a hyper-imaginative 6-year-old abandoned and socially-rejected boy who says he's really from Mars.
Style: touching, emotional, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: kids
Plot: adoption, orphan, small town, friendship, family, thanksgiving, social worker, alien, baseball, agent, photographer, theft ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
College Road Trip (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: When an overachieving high school student decides to travel around the country to choose the perfect college, her overprotective cop father also decides to accompany her in order to keep her on the straight and narrow.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, sentimental, road movie ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: road trip, on the road, family, parents and children, nothing goes right, youth, family relations, disorder, teenage life, coming of age, escapades, father daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, illinois, washington d.c., indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Country Bears (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: For Beary Barrington, The Country Bears' young #1 fan, fitting in with his all-too-human family is proving im-paws-ible. When he runs away to find Country Bear Hall and his heroes, he discovers the venue that made them famous is near ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, entertaining, awful ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: bear, family, music, rock, mischievous children, music band, social satire, human animal relationship, adoption, young heroes, rescue, friendship ...
Place: tennessee, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: semi serious, feel good, humorous, sentimental, colourful ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: puppets, rescue, adventure, family, friendship, imaginary kingdom, puppetry, escapades, imaginary, friends, obsessive quest, good versus evil ...
Place: sesame street
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Lizzie McGuire Movie (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Lizzie McGuire has graduated from middle school and takes a trip to Rome, Italy.
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, idiotic ...
Audience: date night, pre-teens, teens, kids, chick flick
Plot: friendship, family, paparazzi, romance, buddies, teenage life, fashion, love and romance, destiny, youth, disorder, friends ...
Time: contemporary
Place: rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.5
 13K
Paulie (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Paulie, an intelligent parrot who actually talks, relates the story of his struggle to a Russian immigrant who works as a janitor at the research institute where he is housed and neglected. Paulie's story begins many years earlier when he is ...
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: mexican american, girl, parrot, thief, research, adventure, family, friendship, anti heroes, on the road, pets, animal life ...
Time: 90s
Place: cross country, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%