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Donovan's Kid (1979)
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Donovan's Kid (1979)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Timothy Donovan, a con-man, returns to San Francisco to see his wife and daughter. Realizing his family is under the control of his wife's domineering uncle, Timothy Donovan teams up with fellow con-man to free them.
Plot: con artists, family relations, irish, marriage, father daughter relationship, uncle, irish american
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: san francisco

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, feel good, semi serious and realistic films with plots about family relations, family, youth, disorder, adventure, father daughter relationship and mischievous children mostly in Comedy, Family and Adventure genres. Some movies like Donovan's Kid: Clarence, the Cross-Eyed Lion (1965), Barnaby and Me (1979), No Deposit, No Return (1976), I Heart Shakey (2012), A Christmas Story (1983). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Clarence, the Cross-Eyed Lion (1965)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When a native village is apparently terrorized by a Lion, the local sergeant enlists the help of a veterinarian working at a nearby animal study center. It is soon discovered that the Lion has a unique problem, it has double vision due to the fact ...
Style: captivating, semi serious, realistic
Audience: preschoolers, family outing
Plot: lion, veterinarian, adventure, family, parents and children, village, family relations, disability, black market, animal life, poacher, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: africa
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95%
Barnaby and Me (1979)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In his 1982 book "Where Have I Been? An Autobiography", a sobered-up Sid Caesar admits that by the time he did this film, he was so far-gone because of his prescription drug and alcohol addiction, he has no memory of making this movie, or ...
Style: humorous, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: family, romance, family life, family relations, adventure, outback, zoo, koala, obesity, tribe, expedition, scheme ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: australia
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88%
No Deposit, No Return (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Two rich children devise a way to escape their grandfather and visit their mother. Unfortunately for two hapless safe crackers, they become part of the plan.
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: safecracker, family relations, chase, friendship, kidnapping, airport, youth, crimes, family, crime gone awry, partners, mischievous children ...
Time: 70s
Place: asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 3.7
 172
I Heart Shakey (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Shakey is a family film about a 35-year-old widower named J.T. O'Neil, his precocious 10-year-old daughter and their devoted mutt Shakey. After moving from a small town to Chicago and missing the fine print in their rental contract, J.T. is ...
Style: humorous, feel good, captivating, light, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: family relations, family, pets, parents and children, friends, disorder, mischievous children, youth, single parent, family life, dog, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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A Christmas Story (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The comic mishaps and adventures of a young boy named Ralph, trying to convince his parents, teachers, and Santa that a Red Ryder B.B. gun really is the perfect Christmas gift for the 1940s.
Style: sentimental, touching, humorous, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: christmas, holiday, childhood, mischievous children, nostalgia, small town, obsession, family relations, bully, chinese restaurant, little boy, snow ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: indiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Rusty: A Dog's Tale (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two orphans named Jory and Tess live with their grandparents. However, their cousins Bart and Bertha try to take them away because the two kids have trust funds from their dead parents. When Bart and Bertha kidnap the newborn puppies, Rusty the dog ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: family relations, rescue, child custody, dog, mischievous children, danger, youth, young heroes, daring rescue, anti heroes, animal life, disorder ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Clubhouse Detectives in Search of a Lost Princess (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: In this Clubhouse Detectives flick four kids stumble upon a plot to kidnap a lost princess hidden in their very town. They start investigating all of the girls in school to find out which girl is the lost princess so they can protect her from the ...
Plot: flower, brother sister relationship, mistaken identity, mother daughter relationship, princess, adoption, father daughter relationship, school, teacher, father son relationship, record, boss ...
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62%
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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: road movie, funny, feel good, humorous, absurd ...
Audience: family outing, teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: road trip, family vacation, motor home, workaholic, family relations, hitchhiker, family values, farce, parents and children, nothing goes right, camping, business trip ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colorado, usa, utah, pasadena california, nevada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Mrs. Pollifax-Spy (1971)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Mrs. Pollifax-Spy (1971) is a comedy film directed by Leslie H. Martinson, starring Rosalind Russell and Darren McGavin, and released by United Artists. This was Russell's last theatrical film role, with one TV movie in 1972. Russell adapted ...
Style: suspenseful, humorous, exciting, realistic, semi serious
Plot: espionage, secret agents, escape, spy, cia, disorder, fish out of water, working undercover, prison, captivity, heroic mission, undercover ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: albania, europe, mexico, mexico city
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
To Grandmother's House We Go (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When the twins feel like their mom is tired of them, they take off on an exciting adventure to grandmother's house and encounter a pair of villains along the way.
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Audience: preschoolers, kids, family outing
Plot: twins, lottery, single parent, family, nothing goes right, adventure, mischievous children, when the parents are away, siblings relations, down on your luck, disorder, family relations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: road trip, family relations, on the road, family, parents and children, nothing goes right, father daughter relationship, disorder, teenage life, coming of age, youth, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, indiana, illinois, pittsburgh, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Jim and the Pirates (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: Sweden
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Jim Olsson, eight years old, lives in a small, boring town.His father has passed away recently but comes back in Jim's fantasies to tell stories. In his daydreams Jim has all kinds of adventures.
Style: semi serious, humorous, sentimental, touching, feel good
Audience: family outing
Plot: adventure, family, ghost, youth, supernatural, dealing with death, family relations, social relations, parents and children, small town, small town life, surrealism ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Drake & Josh Go Hollywood (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: When Drake and Josh accidentally send their little sister Megan on a plane to L.A., they soon find themselves in the middle of a dangerous situation.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, entertaining, realistic
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: nothing goes right, cons and scams, when the parents are away, family relations, youth, siblings relations, prank, teenage life, on the road, good versus evil, step siblings, once in a lifetime opportunity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colorado, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Dennis the Menace Strikes Again! (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 71 min.
Story: Barricade the doors. Lock the windows. Because he's baaaack. That one-boy wrecking crew, Dennis the Menace, returns for more mischief and mayhem. Based on the comic strip and TV show about a mischievous little boy with a gift for the ...
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: mischievous children, family relations, youth, family, save the day, aging, dishonesty, disorder, silly humor, suburbs, parents and children, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Little Heroes (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Harry Burton is going to fly to Washington DC to testify against his former employer, which could hardly hurt the whole tobacco industry. For two days, Harry and his wife Shelly have let their kid Charlie alone in the big house, only with their maid ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: anti heroes, domestic disturbance, child as adult, kidnapping, when the parents are away, isolation, anti hero, save the day, pets, family, young heroes, good versus evil ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Cheaper by the Dozen 2 (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Steve Martin and Bonnie Hunt return as heads of the Baker family who, while on vacation, find themselves in competition with a rival family of eight children, headed by Eugene Levy,
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, semi serious, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: large family, family vacation, family relations, mischievous children, teenage life, competition, holiday, family, parents and children, eccentric family, siblings relations, family life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, new york, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Yours, Mine and Ours (1968)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: When a widower with 10 children marries a widow with 8, can the 20 of them ever come together as one big happy family?
Style: sentimental, touching, humorous, feel good, light ...
Audience: family outing, date night, kids, teens
Plot: children, family life, adoption, doctors, sisters, siblings relations, couple relations, fall in love, love and romance, single parent, childhood, marriage ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Stella und der Stern des Orients (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: Germany
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In 2005, on New Year's Eve, little Stella visits her grandma in the family home. Unknowingly, she activates a time travel machine and is transported into the year 1905, where she meets some long gone relatives when they were her age.
Style: fairy tale
Plot: treasure, rope bridge, boy, fear of heights, treasure hunt, family dinner, time travel, brother sister relationship, singing in a car, grandmother granddaughter relationship, flying machine, brother ...
Time: 2000s, 1900s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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My Family Treasure (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Russia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A US mother goes to the USSR, just before its dissolution, to find the priceless Fabergé egg that the Russian Tsar left to her peasant father 70 years ago when the Russian Revolution hit, but the egg got lost in the commotion.
Plot: kgb, family relations, father daughter relationship, treasure
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Adventures in Babysitting (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Two teen rival babysitters, Jenny and Lola, team up to hunt down one of their kids who accidentally ran away into the big city without any supervision.
Style: humorous, feel good, light, entertaining
Plot: babysitting, childhood, nanny, adventure, family relations, friendship, disorder, stranger, contests and competitions, comedy of errors, contest, rescue ...
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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: feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: family relations, dog, friendship, family life, friends, escapades, family, adventure, partners, chase, danger, heroes ...
Time: 2000s
Place: usa
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43%
Mountain Family Robinson (1979)
Genre: Family, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A family goes "back to nature" by homesteading in the Colorado Rockies.
Style: semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: survival, wilderness, family relations, danger, city life, urban, family life, countryside, heroes, family, escapades, animal life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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: touching, humorous, not serious, entertaining, feel good ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: dog, on the road, rescue, friendship, family, adventure, pets, escapades, dog movie, animal life, silly humor, profanity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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: humorous, touching, feel good, semi serious, exciting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: pets, airport, family relations, getting home, rescue, family, adventure, animal life, disorder, hopes, misfit, danger ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
Place: san francisco, canada, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 3.3
 49
Summerdog (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In this heart-tugging kids movie, a vacationing family finds an abandoned mutt and kindly decide to name him Hobo and take him to their home in the big city. When their wicked landlord finds out about the pooch, he threatens to boot them out. ...
Plot: dog, vacation, landlord, family relations, pets
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.6
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Day-O (1992)
Genre: Family, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A five-year-old named Grace creates an imaginary friend, because her parents only pay attention to the new baby, Tony. Now at 35, his sole friend reappears to help her.
Plot: family relations, self esteem, imaginary friend, friendship, parent child relationship, father daughter relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Lena and Snowball (2021)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Lena, a troubled youth takes a white lion cub under her wing; little does she know the lion escaped from criminals intended to take the cub to an evil trophy hunter named Ben Percy.
Style: sweet, sincere, touching, feel good, sentimental
Plot: animal life, poacher, lion cub, animals, lion, youth, coping, bittersweet, family relations, happy ending, kids and family, family drama ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Bixler High Private Eye (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 66 min.
Story: Teenage detective Xander DeWitt is the new kid at Bixler Valley High, and he's there to unravel the biggest mystery of his life- the truth about his missing father. But in order to crack this case, Xander must learn to work with a partner- ...
Style: not serious, entertaining, twists and turns, humorous
Plot: boy, buddies, mentor, youth, nothing goes right, family relations, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, school, friendship, toilet humor, mother son relationship, bad taste humour ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.7
 519
Joey (1997)
Genre: Family, Adventure, Comedy
Country: Australia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Billy is a boy who is trying to save a baby kangaroo called Joey when it is caught and taken to Sydney. Linda, the young daughter of the U.S. Ambassador is helping Billy in his task.
Style: semi serious, touching, feel good, humorous
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: family relations, kangaroo, danger, rescue, heroes, young heroes, mischievous children, orphan, youth, adventure, child in peril, babies and infants ...
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
My Sister's Kids in Africa (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: Denmark
Story: This time our already familiar family moves to Africa in order to save endangered wildlife.
Style: realistic, not serious, humorous, captivating, entertaining
Audience: preschoolers, kids
Plot: animals, vacation, family relations, mischievous children, siblings relations, rescue, youth, escapades, family, disorder, danger, wilderness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%