Movies like Pee-wee's Big Holiday

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Pee-wee's Big Holiday (2016)
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Pee-wee's Big Holiday (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A fateful meeting with a mysterious stranger inspires Pee-wee Herman to take his first-ever holiday.
Style: light, absurd, parody, humorous, surreal, scenic, colourful, exciting, clever, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: small town, eccentricity, adventure, man child, restaurant, friendship between men, male objectification, motorcycle, love, catastrophe, superhero, gangsters, relationships, family, friendship, weapons, gunfight, alternate reality, kids and family, destiny, brutality, runaway, holiday, childhood, sexualized violence ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york

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Most similar movies to Pee-wee's Big Holiday

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, unusual plot structure, melancholic and entertaining films with plots about dialogue, runaway, storytelling, catastrophe, family, fantasy world and mentor mostly in Comedy, Family and Adventure genres. Some movies like Pee-wee's Big Holiday: Ernest in the Army (1998), Life with Mikey (1993), Mr. Bean's Holiday (2007), Larger Than Life (1996), Ernest Goes to Africa (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The eccentric and childish Pee-wee Herman embarks on a big adventure when his beloved bicycle is stolen. Armed with information from a fortune-teller and a relentless obsession with his prized possession, Pee-wee encounters a host of odd characters ...
Style: funny, surreal, road movie, entertaining, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: bicycle, road trip, man child, surrealism, nightmare, chase, tour guide, family, adventure, hitchhiker, postmodernism, truck ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: austin texas, california, texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Ernest in the Army (1998)
Genre: Family, Comedy
Country: USA, South Africa
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Ernest P. Worrell is now in the military as a soldier. Once he begins, him and his team investigates a dictator who was responsible for the wars in the nearly village. Suddenly, Ernest finds a lost boy and has to keep him safe until his father ...
Style: humorous, parody, sexy, unusual plot structure, buddy movie ...
Audience: kids
Plot: satire, golf, family, visceral, fantasy world, fight scenes, first contact, brutality, gangsters, destiny, death, culture clash ...
Time: 80s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Life with Mikey (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Michael Chapman was once a child TV star. But when he grew up, he couldn't get work. So he and his brother, Ed start their own talent agency that specializes in child acts. They can't seem to find the next big thing and they have to deal ...
Style: humorous, feel good, visually appealing, unusual plot structure, sweet ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing
Plot: childhood, family, youth, talent agent, culture clash, time, mentor, destiny, death, brutality, chase, bullying ...
Time: 80s, future, 90s
Place: new jersey, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Mr. Bean's Holiday (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Mr. Bean wins a trip to Cannes where he unwittingly separates a young boy from his father and must help the two reunite. On the way he discovers France, bicycling and true love, among other things.
Style: light, feel good, humorous, funny, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing
Plot: comedy of errors, road trip, adventure, happy ending, stupidity, goofy hero, father son relationship, misfit, escapades, videotaping, movie business, child in peril ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, london, paris france, europe, french riviera ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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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: feel good, light, funny, touching, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: animals, friendship, adventure, rescue, on the road, nothing goes right, goofy hero, fish out of water, inheritance, hitchhiker, elephant, runaway ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Ernest Goes to Africa (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The title says it all. There's a mix up involving stolen diamonds which Ernest has (naturally) made into a yo-yo and given to his would be girlfriend, Rene. But Rene wants a man of action, and doesn't think that Ernest fits the bill. After ...
Style: humorous, road movie, parody, light, splatter ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: family, disaster, alternate reality, farce, dinosaur, nostalgia, creativity, romance, jungle, satire, fight scenes, high school ...
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Ernest Saves Christmas (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When Santa Claus decides to retire and pass on his magic bag of Christmas surprises to a new Saint Nick, he enlists the aid of a hilarious assortment of characters. A perky teen runaway and hapless taxi driver Ernest P. Worrell must convince a ...
Style: humorous, light, melancholic, surreal, intense ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, holiday, family, magic, unlikely friendships, violence, save the day, prank, mischievous children, family relations, misfit, partners ...
Time: future, 80s, year 1988
Place: orlando florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Ernest Goes to Jail (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Bumbling Ernest P. Worrell is assigned to jury duty, where a crooked lawyer notices a resemblance with crime boss Mr. Nash, and arranges a switch. Nash assumes Ernest's job as a bank employee, while Ernest undergoes Nash's sentence to the ...
Style: humorous, funny, melancholic, surreal, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: prison, crime gone awry, dysfunctional family, electric chair, confined, escapades, mistaken identity, prison life, heist, cons and scams, false accusation, goofy hero ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Ernest Goes to Camp (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Ernest, a lovable loser who works as a summer camp handyman and dreams of becoming a guidance councilor, must find a way to inspire a group of juvenile delinquents while stopping a shady strip mining company from closing the camp as well.
Style: humorous, feel good, unusual plot structure, funny, absurd ...
Audience: kids, teens, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: summer camp, childhood, teenager, farce, stupidity, youth, family, camp, bullying, happy ending, mentor, writers ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Barefoot Executive (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In the great Disney tradition of wild family fun, a young Kurt Russell stars as Steven Post - an ambitious mailroom clerk at a second-rate TV network. With his eye on the boardroom, and getting nowhere with the studio's top dog, he makes a ...
Style: humorous, clever, feel good, unusual plot structure, funny ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: disney, monkey, family, satire, fight scenes, first contact, redemption, runaway, violence, vengeance, stereotypes, television ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Beverly Hillbillies (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Jed Clampett and kin move from Arkansas to Beverly Hills when he becomes a billionaire, after an oil strike. The country folk are very naive with regard to life in the big city, so when Jed starts a search for a new wife there are inevitably plenty ...
Style: humorous, feel good, satirical, light, absurd ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: oil, culture clash, fish out of water, cons and scams, social differences, hillbilly, goofy hero, odd couple, father daughter relationship, bowling, con artists, betrayal ...
Time: 90s
Place: beverly hills, arkansas, california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.4
 70K
Richie Rich (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Billionaire heir Richie Rich has it all, including Reggie Jackson as a batting coach and Claudia Schiffer as a personal trainer -- but no playmates. What's more, scoundrel Laurence Van Dough is scheming to take over the family empire. Uh-oh! ...
Style: humorous, feel good, light, sweet, sincere ...
Audience: kids, girls' night, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: adventure, rich and poor, children, family, friendship, wealth, butler, youth, childhood, money, teenager, when the parents are away ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: humorous, light, feel good, surreal, sexy ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: circus, small town, adventure, romance, farm, workplace, misfit, pig, family, fall in love, brutality, mentor ...
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Leave It to Beaver (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Cleavers are an all-American family living in Ohio - wise father Ward, loving mother June, teen-age son Wally and 8-year-old "Beaver" Theodore. Beaver hopes to get a bike as a gift from his father and to please him tries out for his school ...
Style: humorous, melancholic, semi serious, feel good, sexy ...
Audience: kids, teens, pre-teens, family outing, girls' night
Plot: family, when the parents are away, family relations, happy ending, family life, parents and children, prank, child as adult, high school life, fish out of water, friendship, nothing goes right ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 50s
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Amos and Theodore, the two bumbling outlaw wannabes from The Apple Dumpling Gang, are back and trying to make it on their own. This time, the crazy duo gets involved in an army supply theft case -- and, of course, gets in lots of comic trouble along ...
Style: funny, feel good, humorous, unusual plot structure, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: disney, gang, family, farce, bank robbery, adaptation, fantasy world, happy ending, adventure, alter ego, fight scenes, first contact ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Dennis the Menace (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Mr. Wilson's ever-present annoyance comes in the form of one mischievous kid named Dennis. But he'll need Dennis's tricks to uncover a collection of gold coins that go missing when a shady drifter named Switchblade Sam comes to town.
Style: feel good, funny, humorous, not serious, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens, girls' night ...
Plot: mischievous children, problem child, family, prank, children, when the parents are away, childhood, happy ending, neighbor, nothing goes right, troublemaker, suburbs ...
Time: 90s, future, 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.2
 23K
Funny Farm (1988)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Chevy Chase stars as Andy Farmer, a sportswriter who moves with his schoolteacher wife Elizabeth (Madolyn Smith) to the country in order to write a novel in relative seclusion. Of course, seclusion is the last thing the Farmers find in the small, ...
Style: feel good, humorous, parody, light, social ...
Audience: kids, date night
Plot: small town, writers, chase, fish out of water, farce, snake, fish, first contact, fight scenes, fantasy world, revenge, mentor ...
Time: 80s
Place: vermont, new york, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.2
 11K
First Kid (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Some say that to be the leader of a country is one of the loneliest jobs in the world. But being the child of a world leader can be doubly so. Constantly surrounded by security officers, restricted in movements and having almost every waking moment ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, touching, buddy movie ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens, girls' night
Plot: white house, disney, friendship, family, president, bodyguard, usa president, shopping mall, fish out of water, boxing, mischievous children, secret service agent ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Some college students manage to persuade the town's big businessman, A. J. Arno, to donate a computer to their college. When the problem- student, Dexter Riley, tries to fix the computer, he gets an electric shock and his brain turns to a ...
Style: humorous, unusual plot structure, visually appealing, touching, sweet ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing
Plot: computer, family, disney, friendship, gangsters, college student, greed, first contact, talking animals, runaway, happy ending, stereotypes ...
Time: 60s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.5
 106K
Bean (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Bean works as a caretaker at Britain's formidable Royal National Gallery, and his bosses want to fire him because he sleeps at work all the time, but can't because the chairman of the gallery's board defends him. They send him to USA, ...
Style: humorous, surreal, not serious, funny, emotional ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens
Plot: painting, police investigation, disorder, misfit, nothing goes right, hidden identity, goofy hero, comedy of errors, dishonesty, fish out of water, hospital, childhood ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, london, paris france, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, humorous, funny, unusual plot structure, visually appealing ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: muppets, friendship, family, adventure, children, childhood, adoption, adaptation, catastrophe, brutality, lone hero, loneliness ...
Place: sesame street
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.7
 9K
House Arrest (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: High-schooler Grover Beindorf and his younger sister Stacy decide that their parents, Janet and Ned, are acting childishly when they decide to divorce after 18 years of marriage, so they lock them up in the basement until they'll sort out their ...
Style: feel good, humorous, light, touching, funny ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing
Plot: divorce, family, love, childhood, family relations, teenager, family problems, parents and children, couples, family life, youth, therapy ...
Time: 90s
Place: hawaii, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
3 Men and a Baby (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Three bachelors find themselves forced to take care of a baby left by one of the guy's girlfriends.
Style: light, feel good, humorous, funny, touching ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, kids, chick flick, teens
Plot: babies and infants, family, farce, custody, fish out of water, fatherhood, friendship, roommate, parents and children, life turned upside down, family problems, disorder ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Good Burger (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Two hapless youths lead their burger joint in a fight against the giant fast-food chain across the street.
Style: funny, humorous, ridiculous, satirical, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: fast food restaurant, competition, friendship, black romance, food, childhood, stupidity, teacher, high school, african american protagonist, family, car ...
Time: 90s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Devil and Max Devlin (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When Max dies in an accident, he goes straight to hell. But the devil Barney makes him an offer: if he manages to get three innocent youths to sell him their souls in the next two months, he may stay on earth. Max accepts, and returns to earth, ...
Style: humorous, feel good, scary, visually appealing, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: kids
Plot: disney, deal with the devil, redemption, devil, family, destiny, god, happy ending, children, adaptation, alter ego, life philosophy ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation (1962)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: James Stewart and Maureen O'Hara star as Roger and Peggy Hobbs, a St. Louis couple with a large brood who desire a seaside vacation. Renting a cottage by the ocean is just the first step in a summer fraught with disasters, including a couch ...
Style: humorous, clever, romantic, road movie, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: beach, dysfunctional family, summer vacation, summer, family relations, parenthood, house, secrets, single father, catastrophe, runaway, mentor ...
Time: 70s, 1930s, 60s, 20th century
Place: california, alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Air Up There (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Jimmy Dolan is a college basketball coach who wants a big promotion. To get it, he needs to make a dramatic find. He ends up deep in Africa, hoping to recruit Saleh, a huge basketball prodigy Jimmy glimpsed in a home movie. But Saleh is the ...
Style: humorous, feel good, sexy, intense, melancholic ...
Audience: kids, girls' night, teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: basketball, sport, adventure, family, culture clash, farce, competition, college, golf, mad scientist, football, childhood ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 3.8
 10K
Mr. Nanny (1993)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A former pro-wrestler is hired to be the bodyguard/nanny for a couple of bratty kids whose inventor father is being stalked by a rival.
Style: humorous, funny, intense, melancholic, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: nanny, family, kidnapping, dysfunctional family, kids and family, wrestler, adaptation, alternate reality, family relations, parents and children, family life, mischievous children ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: humorous, feel good, light, entertaining, melancholic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens, horror for children
Plot: monster, family, brother brother relationship, friendship, adventure, coming of age, young heroes, halloween, fantasy world, mischievous children, curses spells and rituals, child as adult ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: humorous, feel good, touching, sexy, tear jerker ...
Audience: family outing, kids, chick flick, girls' night, teens ...
Plot: runaway, family, youth, kidnapping, politician, memory, lone hero, loneliness, kids and family, love, love story, police investigation ...
Time: 80s
Place: salt lake city utah, utah, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%