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Follow That Bird (1985)
 6.8
 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, social worker, restaurant, children, runaway, on the road, road trip, airplane, car, singing, star, truck driver, farm, search, boy, girl, airport, car chase, swimming pool, lost child, map, letter, carnival, chicken ...
Place: illinois, usa, sesame street

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, feel good, entertaining and melancholic films with plots about family, disorder, children, catastrophe, mentor, dialogue and runaway mostly in Comedy, Family and Adventure genres. Some movies like Follow That Bird: The Muppet Movie (1979), The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984), Bingo (1991), Stuart Little (1999), 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, not serious, feel good, exciting, road movie ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: hollywood, friendship, on the road, puppets, fame, chaos, ambition, family, swamp, passenger, rising to stardom, puppet ...
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, not serious, feel good, exciting, light ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, kids
Plot: friendship, pig, puppetry, frog, puppets, theater, family, music, showbiz, career, puppet, urban ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, maine ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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, cat, wilderness, fish out of water, journey, adventure, family, survival, getting home, human animal relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: cross country, nevada, usa, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 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 ⇓
64%
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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, friendship, adventure, mischievous children, kidnapping, orphan, anthropomorphic mouse, kids and family, fish out of water, talking animals ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: feel good, not serious, 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 ⇓
62%
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: semi serious, humorous, feel good, realistic, christmas special
Audience: family outing
Plot: puppets, hidden identity, family gatherings, nothing goes right, family, fish out of water, disorder, friends, obnoxious boss, self discovery, riddles and clues, wizards and magicians ...
Time: 70s
Place: sesame street
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: family, espionage, kidnapping, pets, adventure, family life, fish out of water, anti heroes, friendship, mischievous children, odd couple, daring rescue ...
Time: 70s
Place: greece, europe, athens greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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, sentimental, entertaining, light ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: road trip, on the road, family, parents and children, nothing goes right, father daughter relationship, family relations, youth, disorder, teenage life, coming of age, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, illinois, washington d.c., indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, neglect, ransom, police, politician, family, fugitives, adventure, young heroes, parents and children, custody ...
Time: 80s
Place: utah, salt lake city utah, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, sibling relationship, pet shop, thief, young heroes, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: california, alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: semi serious, feel good, humorous, exciting, touching ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: rescue, airport, adventure, family, pets, odd couple, getting home, survival, friendship, fish out of water, urban, danger ...
Time: 1990s
Place: california, canada, san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, mischievous children, rock, music band, social satire, human animal relationship, adoption, young heroes, rescue, friendship ...
Time: 80s
Place: tennessee, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: feel good, semi serious, 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 ⇓
45%
 5.3
 26K
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, parents and children, friends, best friends, chase, runaway, serial killer ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 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, humorous, entertaining, inspirational, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: adventure, pets, against the odds, friendship, adoption, fish out of water, small town, family, contests and competitions, dentist, disorder, dog ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: alaska, usa, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 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 ⇓
42%
 5.0
 11K
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 ⇓
42%
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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: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic
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 ⇓
41%
 6.0
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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: semi serious, feel good, humorous, sweet, clever ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids, teens
Plot: school, rescue, hospital, kidnapping, children, adventure, family, amateur detective, orphan, mischievous children, young heroes, boarding school ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, 1930s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.5
 52K
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, kids
Plot: workaholic, family vacation, nothing goes right, camping, family relations, road trip, parents and children, family values, motor home, business trip, father daughter relationship, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colorado, usa, utah, nevada, pasadena california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Larger Than Life (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Motivational Speaker Jack Corcoran is determined to get his career off the ground, but the biggest gigs he can get are the ones nobody wants. Then one day, he receives a telegram that his circus clown father has passed away, and has left a ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, teens, kids
Plot: friendship, on the road, rescue, nothing goes right, fish out of water, disorder, friends, goofy hero, animal life, misfit, family relations, telegram ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 3.9
 2K
Gordy (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A talking pig named Gordy becomes involved in a quest to save his family from the slaughterhouse.
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, touching, road movie ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: on the road, family, rescue, friendship, anti heroes, countryside, best friends, country music, mischievous children, social misfits, underdog, young heroes ...
Place: st. louis missouri, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 7.2
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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: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: family, adventure, goofy hero, fish out of water, bear, anthropomorphic animal, explorer, kids and family, jungle, escape, adoption, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, peru, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 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, feel good, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: parrot, mexican american, girl, thief, research, adventure, family, friendship, on the road, pets, animal life, fish out of water ...
Time: 90s
Place: cross country, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 4.8
 2K
Buddy (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An eccentric socialite raises a gorilla as her son.
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: friendship, zoo, chimpanzee, socialite, gorilla, family, pets, urban, teaching the ways of the world, adventure, animal life, estate ...
Time: 20s, 1930s, 1920s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, chicago illinois, canada, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Instead of flying to Florida with his folks, Kevin ends up alone in New York, where he gets a hotel room with his dad's credit card—despite problems from a clerk and meddling bellboy. But when Kevin runs into his old nemeses, the Wet Bandits, ...
Style: feel good, humorous, not serious, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: christmas, when the parents are away, adventure, holiday, family, mischievous children, home alone, home invasion, young heroes, danger, trap, snow ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Are We There Yet? (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The fledgling romance between Nick, a playboy bachelor, and Suzanne, a divorced mother of two, is threatened by a particularly harrowing New Years Eve. When Suzanne's work keeps her in Vancouver for the holiday, Nick offers to bring her kids to ...
Style: humorous, feel good, funny, entertaining, not serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: children, road trip, on the road, family, parents and children, mischievous children, romance, nothing goes right, single parent, couple relations, family life, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Sesame Street: 20 and Still Counting (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 48 min.
Story: Bill Cosby takes us on the tour to Sesame Street as the show goes on it's 20th Anniversary. It had interviews of the cast and crews of the show and memories of the show. It also features a multi-language version of some classic Sesame Street ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: puppets, best friends, family, youth, friends, friendship, showbiz, artists and showbiz, personal safety, lifestyle, children, camera
Time: 80s
Place: sesame street, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Zeus and Roxanne (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Mary Beth is a marine biologist that gets annoyed when a dog called Zeus stows aboard her research boat. Nevertheless she is intrigued when the intrusive canine makes best-friends with her captive dolphin, Roxanne. She falls in love with Zeus's ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, touching, light ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: dog, single parent, rescue, friendship, family, opposites attract, romance, best friends, adventure, mischievous children, marine biologist, odd couple ...
Place: bahamas
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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