Movies like Doctor Dolittle 1967

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Doctor Dolittle (1967)
 6.2
 7K
Doctor Dolittle (1967)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 152 min.
Story: Get ready for the wildest adventure of a lifetime in the most ambitious production ever brought to film. Earning a 1967 Academy Award nomination for Best Picture, this dazzling fantasy turns both ordinary and exotic animals into talking, dancing and singing sensations! Rex Harrison is unforgettable in this inspiring adaptation of Hugh Lofting's classic stories.Step into the English country home of the good doctor as he performs remarkable treatments on the wildest variety of patients you could imagine. Discover his secret cures and watch with wide-eyed excitement as he and his four-legged, fine-feathered friends charm their way into your heart!
Style: offbeat, semi serious, stylized, feel good, humorous, sentimental, touching, 70mm film, fairy tale, talky ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: island, vegetarian, parrot, rainstorm, shell, snail, village, friendship, family, adventure, adventurer, animal life, seal, escapades, imaginary, doctors and patients, fish out of water, heroes, youth, disorder, friends, dancing, dog, horse, ship ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, 1840s, 1930s
Place: england, africa, europe

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Most similar movies to Doctor Dolittle

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, light, semi serious and entertaining films with plots about family, adventure, adaptation, mentor, destiny, catastrophe and dialogue mostly in Family, Adventure and Comedy genres. Some movies like Doctor Dolittle: Mary Poppins (1964), Paddington (2014), Mr. Toad's Wild Ride (1996), Babes in Toyland (1961), Muppet Treasure Island (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.8
 127K
Mary Poppins (1964)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A magical nanny employs music and adventure to help two neglected children become closer to their father.
Style: uplifting, touching, feel good, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: nanny, mischievous children, magic, fox hunt, bank, dancing, family, new job, confidence, parent child relationship, sibling relationship, young heroes ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: family, adventure, goofy hero, fish out of water, bear, kids and family, anthropomorphic animal, explorer, jungle, escape, adoption, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, peru, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Mr. Toad's Wild Ride (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Jailed for his reckless driving, rambunctious Mr. Toad has to escape from prison when his beloved Toad Hall comes under threat from the wily weasels, who plan to build a dog food factory on the very meadow sold to them by Toad himself. This ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, witty, colourful ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, kids
Plot: family, mole, friendship, adventure, rescue, factory, fish out of water, danger, courtroom, disorder, countryside, goofy hero ...
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Babes in Toyland (1961)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: All roads lead to magical, merry Toyland as Mary Contrary and Tom Piper prepare for their wedding! But villainous Barnaby wants Mary for himself, so he kidnaps Tom, setting off a series of comic chases, searches, and double-crosses! The "March ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, offbeat, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: village, toy soldier, family, kids and family, adventure, toys, mischievous children, pirate, romance, young heroes, daring rescue, rescue ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Muppet Treasure Island (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After telling the story of Flint's last journey to young Jim Hawkins, Billy Bones has a heart attack and dies just as Jim and his friends are attacked by pirates. The gang escapes into the town where they hire out a boat and crew to find the ...
Style: humorous, exciting, not serious, feel good, surprise ending ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: treasure hunt, island, puppet, puppets, adventure, family, pirate, adventurer, treasure, ship, puppetry, ocean or sea ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Adventures of Pinocchio (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: Czech Republic, UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: One of puppet-maker Geppetto's creations comes magically to life. This puppet, Pinocchio, has one major desire and that is to become a real boy someday. In order to accomplish this goal he has to learn to act responsibly. This film shows you ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, feel good, offbeat ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: family, mischievous children, adventure, young heroes, parent child relationship, pinocchio, school, love, teaching the ways of the world, curses spells and rituals, imaginary kingdom, wish come true ...
Time: 18th century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Garbage Pail Kids Movie (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Seven disgusting kids but nevertheless of interesting personality are being made of the green mud coming out of garbage can. Once alive their master gives them rules to obey although they think that life is funnier without following stupid ...
Style: toilet humor, humorous, not serious, offbeat, gross out humor ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: friendship, family, mischievous children, adventure, misfit, garbage, monster, youth, disorder, friends, bullying, children ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 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, anthropomorphic mouse, fish out of water, talking animals, chase ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 6.2
 4K
Benji (1974)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Benji is a stray who has nonetheless worked his way into the hearts of a number of the townspeople, who give him food and attention whenever he stops by. His particular favorites are a pair of children who feed and play with him against the wishes ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, sentimental, humorous, touching ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: rescue, dog, animal actor, friendship, hostage, kidnapping, family, adventure, young heroes, parents and children, danger, heroes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Gnome-Mobile (1967)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An eccentric millionaire and his grandchildren are embroiled in the plights of some forest gnomes who are searching for the rest of their tribe. While helping them, the millionaire is suspected of being crazy because he's seeing gnomes! ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, touching, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: adventure, magic, family, kidnapping, car chase, mischievous children, odd couple, dancing, sibling relationship, chase, mental institution, young heroes ...
Place: california, usa, san francisco, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 ⇓
48%
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: UK
Duration: 144 min.
Story: An eccentric professor invents wacky machinery, but can't seem to make ends meet. When he invents a revolutionary car, a foreign government becomes interested in it, and resorts to skulduggery to get their hands on it.
Style: sentimental, semi serious, feel good, humorous, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids, pre-teens
Plot: flying car, inventor, family, kidnapping, adventure, young heroes, rescue, oldtimer, heroic mission, escapades, heroes, imaginary ...
Time: 1910s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A retelling of the classic Dickens tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, miser extraordinaire. He is held accountable for his dastardly ways during night-time visitations by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and future.
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, exciting, light ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: christmas, holiday, redemption, scrooge, puppets, childhood, ghost, family, change of heart, snow, friendship, hopes ...
Time: 19th century, future, victorian era, 1840s, 18th century
Place: england, london, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Harry and the Hendersons (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Returning from a hunting trip in the forest, the Henderson family's car hits an animal in the road. At first they fear it was a man, but when they examine the "body" they find it's a "bigfoot". They think it's dead ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, feel good, offbeat ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: family, bigfoot, french canadian, hamburger, sasquatch, wildlife, bad smell, footprint, vegetarian, heroes, adventure, beast ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, seattle washington, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Little Monsters (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young boy is scared of the monster under his bed. He asks his 6th grade brother to swap rooms for the night as a bet that the monster really exists. Soon the brother becomes friends with the monster and discovers a whole new world of fun and games ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, offbeat, light ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: friendship, monster, bed, family, mischievous children, adventure, young heroes, curses spells and rituals, wish come true, fish out of water, danger, escapades ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Doctor Dolittle (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A successful physician and devoted family man, John Dolittle (Eddie Murphy) seems to have the world by the tail, until a long suppressed talent he possessed as a child, the ability to communicate with animals is suddenly reawakened with a vengeance! ...
Style: light, funny, emotional, clever, melancholic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, date night
Plot: clinic, friendship, animal human communication, doctor, talking animals, african american, dog, dysfunctional family, father son relationship, father daughter relationship, adventure, happy ending ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.1
 10K
Santa Claus (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The first half of this film, set hundreds of years ago, shows how the old man who eventually became Santa Claus was given immortality and chosen to deliver toys to all the children of the world. The second half moves into the modern era, in which ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, offbeat, touching ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: christmas, holiday, adventure, family, mad scientist, rescue, heroic mission, village, fish out of water, danger, heroes, disorder ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Thomas and the Magic Railroad (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
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, fairy tale, light, scary ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: train, friendship, imaginary kingdom, island, family, adventurer, adventure, best friends, mischievous children, pirate, race against time, rescue ...
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 6.6
 8K
Black Beauty (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The fates of horses, and the people who own and command them, are revealed as Black Beauty narrates the circle of his life.
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, captivating, breathtaking ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: horse, pets, family, friendship, adventure, animal life, getting home, injustice, hopes, friends, courage, compassion ...
Time: victorian, 19th century, 1870s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Little Vampire (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany, Netherlands, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Based on the popular books, the story tells of Tony who wants a friend to add some adventure to his life. What he gets is Rudolph, a vampire kid with a good appetite. The two end up inseparable, but their fun is cut short when all the hopes of the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, offbeat, gothic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: vampire, imaginary, family, friendship, friends, supernatural, bite, youth, small town, siblings relations, small town life, escapades ...
Time: 80s
Place: scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Neverending Story III (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young boy must restore order when a group of bullies steal the magical book that acts as a portal between Earth and the imaginary world of Fantasia.
Style: semi serious, feel good, offbeat, stylized, awful ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: fantasy world, magic, book, good versus evil, adventure, family, small town, young heroes, friendship, flying, dragon, heroic mission ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: rescue, airport, adventure, family, pets, odd couple, getting home, survival, friendship, urban, fish out of water, danger ...
Place: california, canada, san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.8
 18K
The Borrowers (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The four-inch-tall Clock family secretly share a house with the normal-sized Lender family, "borrowing" such items as thread, safety pins, batteries and scraps of food. However, their peaceful co-existence is disturbed when evil lawyer ...
Style: humorous, not serious, offbeat, touching, clever ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: lawyer, mischievous children, child's point of view, friendship, real estate, family, adventure, eviction, young heroes, little people, rescue, curses spells and rituals ...
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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: semi serious, humorous, fairy tale, captivating, exciting
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: adventurer, young heroes, adventure, escapades, youth, imaginary kingdom, legends and myths, danger, family, disorder, curses spells and rituals, friends ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Cat in the Hat (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Conrad and Sally Walden are home alone with their pet fish. It is raining outside, and there is nothing to do. Until The Cat in the Hat walks in the front door. He introduces them to their imagination, and at first it's all fun and games, until ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, offbeat, idiotic ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: cat, talking cat, adventure, family, imaginary kingdom, mischievous children, young heroes, chaos, sibling relationship, boredom, rescue, friendship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.3
 6K
Bogus (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Recently orphaned, a young boy is taken in by his godmother who is shocked to realize that she can see the boy's imaginary friend: a flamboyant, French magician named Bogus.
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: imaginary friend, magic, friendship, circus, orphan, family, young heroes, dealing with death, aunt, wizards and magicians, imaginary, youth ...
Place: new jersey, atlantic city new jersey, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
A Kid in King Arthur's Court (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, Hungary, UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A Southern California kid named Calvin Fuller is magically transported to the medieval kingdom of Camelot through a crack in the ground caused by an earthquake. Once there, he learns he was summoned by the wizard Merlin, who needs Calvin to save ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, touching, clever ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens, date night
Plot: time travel, adventure, family, young heroes, friendship, cinderella story, curses spells and rituals, heroic mission, legends and myths, parallel world, teenage life, wish come true ...
Time: middle ages, future
Place: california, usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Kids of the Round Table (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Set in modern times, Alex finds King Arthur's sword Excalibur and must prove himself worthy of it.
Style: humorous, semi serious, stylized, feel good, offbeat ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: time travel, good versus evil, adventure, young heroes, palaces castles and temples, family, curses spells and rituals, heroic mission, legends and myths, danger, escapades, heroes ...
Time: middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Big Top Pee-wee (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Paul Reubens stars as Pee-wee Herman in his second full-length film about a farmer who joins the circus after a storm drops a big tent in his front yard. Pee-wee, along with an outlandish cast of animals and circus performers, puts on the best show ...
Style: surreal, humorous, feel good, not serious, offbeat ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: small town, circus, pig, adventure, family, fish out of water, goofy hero, farm, animal lover, relationship problems, friendship, love triangle ...
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After a horse accident, Karen wakes up to find herself in past Britain, close to Camelot, the famous castle of King Arthur.
Style: semi serious, humorous, offbeat, witty
Audience: family outing
Plot: time travel, solar eclipse, fish out of water, adventure, escapades, royal court, imaginary, disorder, family, intrigue, wooing, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 20th century, middle ages
Place: england, europe, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%