Movies like What a Circus

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What a Circus (2017)
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What a Circus (2017)
Original name: Sikke et cirkus: Det mystiske mysterium
Genre: Adventure, Family, Musical, Mystery
Country: Denmark
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Everything is as usual at the circus, where a cheerful band of performers enjoy a world full of magic and where grown-ups get to play. Ramona loves her life inside and outside the circus ring, and not least her motley circus family. But strange tracks in the snow and a series of mysterious incidents threaten to disturb her paradise. Someone is watching her. The question is: Who and why? At the same time, her beloved father and circus manager Leo, is beginning to behave very strangely indeed. Worried that his circus will be outshone by their rival, Circus Supremo, Leo is demanding the impossible from his performers.
Plot: bear, truck, clown, circus, lion, single father, father daughter relationship, boat, disappearance, flowers, balloon, father son relationship, bicycle, letter, elephant, egg, goat, acrobat, canon, competitor, microscope, mallet, magnet, suspenders, eyepatch ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out semi serious, humorous, feel good and entertaining films with plots about adventure, escapades, family relations, youth, family, friendship and father son relationship mostly in Family, Adventure and Mystery genres. Some movies like What a Circus: Dumbo (2019), The Acrobat Bunglers (1981), Caddie Woodlawn (1989), Mother Goose Rock 'n' Rhyme (1990), Lost & Found (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Dumbo (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, Canada, Australia, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Circus owner Max Medici enlists former star Holt Farrier and his children Milly and Joe to care for a newborn elephant whose oversized ears make him a laughingstock in an already struggling circus. But when they discover that Dumbo can fly, the ...
Style: atmospheric, touching, emotional, sweet, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: elephant, disney, circus, flying, boy, train, family relations, performance, children, rescue, girl, fire ...
Time: 1910s, year 1919, 20th century
Place: florida, missouri, coney island brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Acrobat Bunglers (1981)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Musical
Country: Brazil
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Humble officials, friends Didi, Dedé, Mussum and Zacarias become the great attraction of the circus Bartolo, thanks to its incredible ability to make the public laugh. But success has a price: the opposition of the magician Assis Satan and the ...
Plot: circus, dog, love, poverty, runaway, poor, clown, song, quartet
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
Caddie Woodlawn (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The exciting adventures of an 11-year-old tomboy growing up in the Wisconsin frontier of the 1860s. Based on the children's book.
Style: suspense
Audience: kids
Plot: boy and dog, family relations, girl dog relationship, human dog relationship, flowers, husband wife relationship, owner dog relationship, boy dog relationship, father son relationship, redhead girl, practical joke, large family ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: boston, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
Mother Goose Rock 'n' Rhyme (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Set in the mythical world of Rhymeland, Gorden Goose returns home to discover that his mom has mysteriously vanished. Now the characters of Rhymeland are in danger of disappearing unless Mother Goose returns.
Style: exciting, semi serious, feel good, humorous, stylized
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: disney, kidnapping, friends, mystery, family, escapades, adventure, heroes, missing person, r&b, imaginary kingdom, parents and children ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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 1K
Lost & Found (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Mystery
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Sent to spend the summer with their uncle on a remote island, young brothers Andy and Mark learn that their eccentric grandfather once owned the island, but vanished without a trace…taking with him the secret to a vast fortune. Delving into the ...
Style: exciting, captivating, entertaining, light, sincere ...
Plot: lost treasure, treasure, treasure hunt, underground, island, father son relationship, family relations, missing person, teenage boy, adventure, rivalry, escapades ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Cirque du Soleil: Dralion (2001)
Genre: Family, Musical
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The Chinese consider the lion a symbol of good luck, so it's a half-dragon, half-lion – a dralion – that is the symbol of the East-meets-West fusion of this performance in which 36 Chinese acrobats join the renowned Canadian troupe. ...
Style: captivating, exciting, realistic, serious, stylized
Plot: circus, juggler, arts and culture, artists and showbiz, live performance, juggling, spectacle, acrobat, music, crown, trapeze, concert
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Clubhouse Detectives in Scavenger Hunt (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: When 4 friends attend a birthday party they find a stolen painting which sends them on chase to find out who the real burgulars are and where the next hit will be. Will they be able to find the real burgulars and solve the case? Find out!
Style: entertaining, atmospheric, intense, light
Plot: father son relationship, family relations, treasure hunter, treasure hunt, travel, hidden treasure, adventure hero, friendship between boys, adventure, unlikely friendships, escapades, treasure map ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
My Sisters Kids in Egypt (2004)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: Denmark
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Da far ved et uheld ikke kommer med flyet, ender Blop, Pusle, Jan, Michael og Amalie alene i Ægypten. De står pludselig i Cairos lufthavn med en hjemsendelsestrussel hængende over hovedet. Gode råd er dyre. Men ved skæbnens gunst (eller ugunst) ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: lgbtq, father daughter relationship, neighbor, father son relationship, camel, children, uncle niece relationship, pyramid, uncle nephew relationship, danish
Place: egypt, cairo egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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The Lost Treasure of the Knights Templar (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: Denmark
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Danish brilliant pre-teen student Nis uses his summer holiday to learn Latin so he can properly study the Knights Templar inheritance on Bjornholm island from sources. His friends Mathias, a dumb jock, and Kathrine, who only comes to spend time wear ...
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, captivating, tense ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: treasure hunt, ancient mystery, rescue, adventure, mystery, parents and children, religions or cults, family relations, legends and myths, curses spells and rituals, island, father daughter relationship ...
Time: middle ages, contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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 ...
Style: captivating, light, humorous, entertaining, feel good
Plot: family relations, mistaken identity, princess, school, adventure, mischievous children, private investigation, investigation, teamwork, private detective, children, escapades ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: UK, USA
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, humorous, sweet, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, girls' night, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: flying car, car, childhood, youth, family, adventure, dancing, children, spy, magic, single father, fictional country ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: england, london, europe, united kingdom, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Bennie Stout (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Musical
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Fisherman’s son Benjamin - Bennie - Stout is a boy with a heart of gold who always gets himself into trouble. His St. Nicholas wish list includes a pedal car, just like the one the sneaky mayor’s son Roderick has. These are the depression years ...
Style: humorous, feel good, captivating, light, sincere ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: mischievous children, family life, adventure, family relations, youth, escapades, small town life, small town, disorder, santa claus, imaginary kingdom, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s
Place: europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Three Investigators and the Secret of Terror Castle (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Mystery
Country: Germany, South Africa
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A new case for the cult detectives! Not by coincidence, a mysterious videotape falls into the hands of Jupiter Jones (CHANCELLOR MILLER), Pete Crenshaw (NICK PRICE) and Bob Andrews (CAMERON MONAGHAN) during Jupiter's birthday party in Rocky ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, scary, suspenseful
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: amateur detective, supernatural ability, youth, haunted house, investigation, escapades, adventure, curses spells and rituals, young heroes, buddies, supernatural, isolation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: humorous, clever, melancholic, sweet, talky ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: muppets, heist, puppet, breaking the fourth wall, family, hotel, robbery, dancing, caper, music, multiple storylines, mentor ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Maya (1966)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An American boy runs away in the Indian jungle after a fight with his father.
Plot: youth, jungle, switching roles, big game hunter, riches to rags, doppelganger, boy, father son relationship, tiger, cheetah, train station, runaway ...
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Wolf and the Lion (2021)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After her grandfather's death, 20-year-old Alma decides to go back to her childhood home - a little island in the heart of the majestic Canadian forest. Whilst there, she rescues two helpless cubs: a wolf and a lion. They forge an inseparable ...
Style: sincere, disturbing, feel good, entertaining, captivating
Audience: family outing
Plot: wolf, animals, lion, dangerous animal, human animal relationship, animal human communication, friendship, human animal friendship, wild animal, animal rescue, friends, animal that acts human ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Ms. Bear (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: Germany, Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Four paws for this wonderful family film. Cute 7-year-old rescues a helpless and bumbling bear cub as the two set off on an adventure to reunite the cub with its mommy.
Style: semi serious
Plot: bear, youth, family relations, wilderness, adventure, family, babies and infants, heroes, animal life, family life, adoption, girl ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Annabelle Hooper and the Ghosts of Nantucket (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Vacationing on historic Nantucket Island, a teenage mystery writer and her friends must outwit two scheming thieves to solve the secret behind a legendary ghost story.
Style: captivating, entertaining
Audience: family outing
Plot: ghost, teenager, legend, private detective, teamwork, investigation, puzzle, sleuth, adventure, friends, mystery, uncover truth ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Ace Wonder: Message from a Dead Man (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ace Wonder is a 10-year-old detective, struggling to find a storyline for his latest novel. When his path tangles with Derek Morton, a simple family mystery becomes a very real case of corporate espionage, scientific discovery, and one coldblooded ...
Style: semi serious, captivating, exciting, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: youth, boy hero, adventurer, uncover truth, riddles and clues, investigation, save the day, amateur detective, young heroes, parents and children, family business, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Tom Sawyer (1973)
Genre: Adventure, Musical, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Tom Sawyer and his pal Huckleberry Finn have great adventures on the Mississippi River, pretending to be pirates, attending their own funeral, and witnessing a murder.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, feel good
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, kids
Plot: friendship, coming of age, small town, youth, mischievous children, adventure, young heroes, river, corporal punishment, raft, childhood, adventurer ...
Time: 19th century
Place: missouri, mississippi, usa, st. petersburg russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Victor and the Secret of Crocodile Mansion (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Mystery
Country: Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Victor is both thrilled and mystified when his family moves into his grand-uncles somber mansion filled with African masks, taxidermy crocodile mounts - and a dark secret: Four decades ago, his grand-cousin Cecilia, at the same age as he is now, ...
Style: fairy tale, atmospheric, entertaining, whimsical
Plot: crocodile, boy, child, disbelieving adult, child protagonist, brother sister relationship, children, family relations, alternate reality, teenager, adventure, mansion ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Dark Diamond (2004)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Mystery
Country: Germany, Belgium
Duration: 85 min.
Story: During a holiday on the Dutch rural B&B, Suske finds, while diving for Shanulleke, a black diamond. He gives it to Sidonia, who breaks her promise to proudly hold on to it after the local Baron Roger de Lacheloze offers her a hefty price. Their ...
Plot: medieval, rabbit, diving, corporal punishment, doll, medical examination, pub, punishment, owl, diamond, time machine, theft ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Clubhouse Detectives (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Late one night, Billy and Kade Ruckman see their neighbor, Michael Chambers, murder a woman, but Chambers has a story all set to convince their mother Vicky, that it was just a rehearsal scene from an opera. The only ones who can help them find the ...
Style: semi serious
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: murder, amateur detective, coming of age, investigation, friendship, child, adventure, crimes, protagonist as suspect, heroes, private detective, mystery ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Marco (1973)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Musical
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A combination of live action and animation chronicinge the great journey of Marco Polo to the mysterious Orient. Much of the story centers on Polo's relationship with the powerful Kublai Khan.
Plot: adventurer
Place: venice, europe, china, italy, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Three Investigators and the Secret of Skeleton Island (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Mystery
Country: Germany, South Africa
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In "The Three Investigators and The Secret of Skeleton Island" the cult detective trio from Rocky Beach, California, fall into a breath-taking mixture of adventure, thriller and mystery. Only by a hairs-breadth did they escape with their ...
Style: semi serious, exciting, feel good, entertaining, captivating ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: ancient mystery, amateur detective, youth, adventure, investigation, treasure hunt, legend, mystery, save the day, escapades, partners, island ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa, south africa, cape town south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Minor Details (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Someone's trying to make the students sick at the upscale boarding school, Danforth Academy! Abby, Paige, Claire and Taylor, join forces to solve the mystery. Whoever it is, the four best friends are going to find out!
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, kids
Plot: boarding school, teenager, cheerleader, girl, preparatory school, poisoning, jealousy, teenage boy, teenage girl, television, chocolate, allergy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Sword of D'Artagnan (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Mystery
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When her grandfather has a car accident, Isabel (11) takes on his search for the sword that has been promised to her ancestor centuries ago by the world famous musketeer D’Artagnan. Assisted by her nephew Rik (12) and friend Jules (13), she will ...
Style: captivating, entertaining
Audience: family outing
Plot: secret code, musketeer, child, adventure, hidden treasure, treasure hunt, secret revealed, escapades, treasure, treasure map, friendship, lost treasure ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Alice in Wonderland (1976)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: Argentina
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Alice is a pure library worker who works and suits younger than her age. She rebuffs William because he's repetitive on habits she thinks improper - she's a prude. While fantasizing about reliving her lifetime, a white bunny taps her on ...
Plot: erotica, hippie, alternate dimension, rabbit, cat, queen, hare, turtle, mouse, surrealism, king, egg ...
Place: argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Jungle Book: Mowgli's Story (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Told from Mowgli's point of view, it's the story of how a boy became a mancub and a mancub became a man.
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: jungle, child in peril, boy, disney, rescue, animal life, friends, kids in trouble, disorder, feral man, dangerous animal, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Napoleon (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: Australia, Japan
Duration: 81 min.
Story: The adventures of Golden Retriever pup Napoleon and his friend, the parrot Birdo Lucci.
Style: humorous, touching, feel good, semi serious
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: dog, pets, golden retriever, balloon, family relations, misfit, rescue, youth, best friends, partners, heroes, getting home ...
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%