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: animals, 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 ...
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, entertaining and semi serious films with plots about family, destiny, adventure, mentor, dialogue, childhood and children mostly in Family, Adventure and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Doctor Dolittle: Mary Poppins (1964), Paddington (2014), Mr. Toad's Wild Ride (1996), Babes in Toyland (1961), The Adventures of Pinocchio (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.8
 139K
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, semi serious, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: nanny, mischievous children, magic, fox hunt, bank, dancing, family, new job, confidence, sibling relationship, parent child relationship, young heroes ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, edwardian era
Place: europe, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 83K
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 ⇓
59%
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 ⇓
58%
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 ⇓
56%
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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, love, school, parent child relationship, teaching the ways of the world, curses spells and rituals, imaginary kingdom, wish come true, fish out of water ...
Time: 18th century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, touching, feel good, melancholic, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: family, sasquatch, wildlife, adventure, friendship, parents and children, fish out of water, bounty hunter, kindness, family drama, bigfoot, mentor ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, seattle washington, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 ⇓
51%
 5.9
 113K
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 ⇓
51%
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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: feel good, semi serious, 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 ⇓
50%
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, adventure, mischievous children, misfit, monster, garbage, youth, disorder, friends, bullying, children ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, sibling relationship, dancing, 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, feel good, semi serious, humorous, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids, pre-teens
Plot: inventor, flying car, family, kidnapping, adventure, young heroes, rescue, oldtimer, heroic mission, escapades, heroes, imaginary ...
Time: 1910s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, 1840s, victorian era, 18th century
Place: england, london, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, father daughter relationship, father son relationship, dysfunctional family, adventure, happy ending ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Barney's Great Adventure (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Mom and dad dump son Cody, daughter Abby, her best friend Marcella and a baby on the farm with Grandpa and Grandma. Purple dinosaur Barney soon appears to entertain kids, and when a large colorful egg deposited on a farm by a shooting star is ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, entertaining, melancholic ...
Audience: toddlers, kids, family outing
Plot: family, adventure, anti heroes, countryside, mischievous children, young heroes, chase, rescue, friendship, imaginary kingdom, fish out of water, heroes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 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, emaciation ...
Time: victorian, 19th century, 1870s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ 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: 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 ⇓
44%
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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, 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 ⇓
44%
 6.0
 31K
Nim's Island (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, 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, captivating, scenic, light, colourful ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: island, young heroes, isolation, adventure, family, exotic island, rescue, cruise, scientist, little girl, danger, agoraphobia ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indonesia, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: feel good, semi serious, 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 ⇓
43%
 6.7
 211K
Hook (1991)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: The boy who wasn't supposed to grow up—Peter Pan—did just that, becoming a soulless corporate lawyer whose workaholism could cost him his wife and kids. But a trip to see Granny Wendy in London, where the vengeful Capt. Hook kidnaps ...
Style: fairy tale, humorous, stylized, exciting, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: duel, family, rescue, good versus evil, kidnapping, adventure, pirate, self discovery, imaginary kingdom, childhood, heroic mission, teenager fighting adult ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century
Place: england, big ben london, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 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, semi serious, feel good, 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%
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 6.2
 11K
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: feel good, semi serious, 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 ⇓
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, not serious, feel good, 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 ⇓
42%
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: semi serious, humorous, feel good, offbeat, gothic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: vampire, imaginary, family, friendship, friends, supernatural, bite, small town, youth, siblings relations, small town life, escapades ...
Time: 80s
Place: scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 ⇓
42%
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, adventure, young heroes, escapades, youth, imaginary kingdom, legends and myths, danger, family, disorder, curses spells and rituals, friends ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: Sweden, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After her father's ship is carried off by a sudden storm, the spunky Pippi Longstocking is stranded with her horse, Alfonso,and her pet monkey, Mr. Neilson, and takes up residence in the old family home, which is thought by neighborhood ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, entertaining, melancholic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: freckles, little girl, family, adventure, mischievous children, friendship, young heroes, flying car, small town, escapades, youth, disorder ...
Time: 80s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%