Movies and TV shows like A Series of Unfortunate Events

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A Series of Unfortunate Events (2017)
 7.8
 40K
A Series of Unfortunate Events (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
Story: The orphaned Baudelaire children face trials, tribulations and the evil Count Olaf, all in their quest to uncover the secret of their parents' death.
Style: captivating, suspense, ironic, sincere, melancholic, surreal
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: orphan, crossdressing, brother sister relationship, storytelling, baby, cynicism, life is a bitch, danger, escapades, children, obsession, hopes, dishonesty, adventure, crimes, family, reboot, inventor

Most similar movies to A Series of Unfortunate Events

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out semi serious, humorous, feel good and realistic films and TV series with plots about family, adventure, escapades, youth, danger, family relations and friendship mostly in Family, Adventure and Drama genres. Some movies like A Series of Unfortunate Events: Flipper (1995), Flight 29 Down (2005), Lost in Space (2018), Annie (1999), Pippi Longstocking (1969). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Three wealthy children's parents are killed in a fire. When they are sent to a distant relative, they find out that he is plotting to kill them and seize their fortune. This movie is extremely alarming, an expression which here means "a ...
Style: offbeat, humorous, semi serious, stylized, dark humor ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: orphan, inheritance, adventure, danger, dishonesty, escapades, death in the family, child abuse, attempted murder, murder, loss of parent, young heroes ...
Time: 1940s
Place: peru
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75%
 5.4
 801
Flipper (1995)
Genre: Family, Drama, Adventure
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Flipper, is an American revival television series of the original 1964 Flipper television series. The first two seasons aired in first-run syndication; seasons 3 and 4 aired on the PAX network. The 1995 version brought back Bud Ricks as a scientist ...
Style: feel good, realistic, entertaining, captivating, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: animal actor, animal life, friendship, adventure, beach, danger, escapades, family relations, family, ocean or sea, swimming underwater, rescue ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Flight 29 Down (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Story: Flight 29 Down is a television series about a group of teenagers who are stranded on an island. It was produced by Discovery Kids. The show was created by Stan Rogow and D. J. MacHale. The executive producers are Rogow, MacHale, Shauna Shapiro ...
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, captivating
Audience: family outing
Plot: island, survival, teenager, adventure, isolation, survivor, danger, escapades, family, youth, interracial relations, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 7.2
 48K
Lost in Space (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: After crash-landing on an alien planet, the Robinson family fights against all odds to survive and escape. But they're surrounded by hidden dangers.
Style: twists and turns, exciting, sincere, tense, captivating
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: spacecraft, survival, robot, lost, outer space, crash landing, family, alien planet, black hole, danger, alien creature, friendship ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 6.7
 5K
Annie (1999)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Eleven-year-old Annie has been living in an orphanage her whole life run by cruel Miss Hannigan. After unsuccessful escape attempts, Grace Farrell comes to take the child home to live two weeks with billionaire Oliver Warbucks during Christmas.
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: orphan, adoption, friendship, young heroes, family, holiday, family relations, friends, follow your dream, cons and scams, ambition, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Pippi Longstocking (1969)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Sweden, West Germany
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Pippi Longstocking is a TV series based on Astrid Lindgren's Pippi Longstocking children's books. The show ran for thirteen episodes, the first episode being broadcast 8 February 1969 on the then Swedish public service channel Sveriges ...
Style: humorous, semi serious
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: friendship, mischievous children, family, small town, adventure, escapades, youth, friends, disorder, best friends, pets, superhuman powers ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: europe, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.2
 1K
Heidi (1993)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 193 min.
Story: After charming her reclusive grandfather and falling in love with the beautiful mountain he calls home, Heidi is uprooted and sent to Frankfurt where she befriends Klara, a young girl confined to a wheelchair.
Style: semi serious, emotional, feel good
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: orphan, friendship, adventure, young heroes, family, parents and children, siblings relations, youth, family relations, friends, mischievous children, odd couple ...
Place: europe, switzerland, alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show is an American syndicated science fiction sitcom based on the 1989 film, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids. It expands upon the original film's concept of a shrinking experiment gone wrong to include a myriad of ...
Style: humorous, not serious, offbeat
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: family, scientist, parents and children, experiment gone awry, teenager, based on movie, escapades, adventure, imaginary, disorder, danger, youth ...
Place: usa, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
 6.4
 2K
Flipper (1964)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Flipper, from Ivan Tors Films in association with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Television, is an American television program first broadcast on NBC from September 19, 1964, until April 15, 1967. Flipper, a bottlenose dolphin, is the companion animal of ...
Style: feel good, realistic, captivating, light, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: park ranger, animal life, sea, adventure, friendship, young heroes, save the day, escapades, family relations, youth, danger, swimming ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.8
 3K
Candleshoe (1977)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Candleshoe is a 1977 Walt Disney Productions live action movie based on the Michael Innes novel Christmas at Candleshoe and starring Jodie Foster, Helen Hayes in her last screen appearance, David Niven and Leo McKern.
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, sweet, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: butler, country estate, hidden treasure, adventure, treasure hunt, pirate, family, hidden identity, friendship, mischievous children, heiress, orphan ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, london, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.7
 15K
The Bear (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An orphan bear cub hooks up with an adult male as they try to dodge human hunters.
Style: touching, uplifting, captivating, sentimental, scenic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: wilderness, survival, friendship, adventure, family, animal life, on the run, nature, escapades, youth, rescue, heroic mission ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: canada, british columbia, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.5
 2K
Rent-a-Kid (1995)
Genre: Drama, Family, Comedy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Harry Habert, owner of a rent office has an original idea: To rent babies from a nearby orphanage to the local families. He rents the Ward brothers to his first customers...
Style: humorous, light, funny, melancholic, touching ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: adoption, family, orphan, mischievous children, siblings relations, disorder, children, nothing goes right, dog, family life, family relations, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 8.3
 3K
Wishbone (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Wishbone is a children's television show that aired from 1995 to 1997 in the United States. The show's title character is a Jack Russell Terrier of the same name. Wishbone lives with his owner Joe Talbot in the fictional modern town of ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, touching
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: dog, adventurer, friendship, adventure, family, animal life, pets, teenage life, escapades, make believe, small town, imagination ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Storyteller (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 225 min.
Story: The StoryTeller is a live-action/puppet television series. It was an American/British co-production which originally aired in 1988 and was created and produced by Jim Henson. Reruns of The StoryTeller episodes were featured in some episodes of The ...
Style: feel good, exciting, fairy tale
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: legends and myths, family, imaginary kingdom, adventure, in the woods, children, curses spells and rituals, danger, escapades, imaginary, fairy, giant ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.8
 4K
The Detour (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Duration: 30 min.
Story: A what-in-the-living-hell-is-wrong-with-this-family comedy created by comic super-couple Jason Jones & Samantha Bee and inspired by their own experiences with family trips. Unfiltered dad Nate hits the road with wife Robin and kids Delilah ...
Style: road movie, exciting, captivating, twists and turns, humorous
Plot: road trip, family, sitcom, family vacation, marriage, family relations, runaway, adventure, escapades, dishonesty, flashback, investigation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Barney's Great Adventure (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
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, countryside, anti heroes, mischievous children, young heroes, chase, rescue, friendship, imaginary kingdom, fish out of water, heroes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Flight of the Grey Wolf (1976)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A youth (Russ Hanson) attempts to re-introduce a domesticated wolf to the wild.
Style: captivating, serious
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: wilderness, adventure, fish out of water, mistaken identity, family, animal life, danger, misfit, on the run, survival, escapades, heroes ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.5
 667
Pride (2004)
Genre: Family, Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story of Suki, a lioness cub, who rebels against her mother and her Pride to mate with an unsuitable lion from the other side of the river.
Style: semi serious, captivating
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: lion, river, coming of age, young heroes, family, wilderness, adventure, getting home, rescue, survival, danger, escapades ...
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Good Luck Charlie (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Good Luck Charlie is an American television sitcom, which premiered on April 4, 2010, on Disney Channel. The series was created by Phil Baker and Drew Vaupen, who wanted to create a program that would appeal to entire families, as opposed to only ...
Style: feel good, humorous, witty, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: family, sitcom, family relations, parents and children, nurse, siblings relations, youth, family values, adolescence, parenthood, suburban life, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Huckleberry Finn and His Friends (1979)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Canada, West Germany
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Huckleberry Finn and His Friends was a 1979 television series documenting the exploits of Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer, based on the novels The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by American writer Mark Twain. The series ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, uplifting, sincere ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: small town, best friends, adventure, buddies, family, mischievous children, young heroes, friendship, americana, kids in trouble, heroes, youth ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: missouri, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Diff'rent Strokes (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Diff'rent Strokes is an American television sitcom that aired on NBC from November 3, 1978, to May 4, 1985, and on ABC from September 27, 1985, to March 7, 1986. The series stars Gary Coleman and Todd Bridges as Arnold and Willis Jackson, two ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, sitcom, adoption, mischievous children, family, suburbs, parents and children, child care, siblings relations, social differences, suburban life, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, manhattan, new york city, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, humorous, feel good
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: rescue, dog, child custody, mischievous children, family, young heroes, daring rescue, adventure, getting home, family life, danger, heroes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 8.4
 594
The Odyssey (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Canada
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The Odyssey is a Canadian-produced half-hour adventure-fantasy television series for children, originally broadcast 1992-94 on CBC Television. It starred Illya Woloshyn as Jay Ziegler, Ashleigh Aston Moore as Donna/Alpha, Tony Sampson as ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, captivating, feel good
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: adventure, getting home, child as adult, family, fantasy world, imaginary kingdom, escapades, imaginary, youth, imaginary character, coma, alternate dimension ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Punky Brewster (1984)
Genre: Family, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Punky Brewster is an American sitcom about a girl named Punky Brewster being raised by her foster parent. The show ran on NBC from September 16, 1984 to September 7, 1986 and again in first-run syndication from October 30, 1987 to May 27, ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, touching, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: sitcom, orphan, foster child, adoption, optimism, friendship, mischievous children, family, young heroes, custody, youth, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, illinois, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.3
 30K
Annie (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Ever since her parents left her as a baby, little Annie has led a hard-knock life with her calculating foster mother, Miss Hannigan. However, all that changes when hard-nosed billionaire and mayoral candidate Will Stacks takes her in on the ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: orphan, adoption, family, foster child, youth, rise to the top, parents and children, rich and poor, hip hop, kids in trouble, hopes, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, harlem manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Miracle Worker (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Devoted teacher Anne Sullivan (Alison Elliott) leads deaf, blind and mute Helen Keller (Hallie Kate Eisenberg) out of solitude and helps integrate her into the world.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, uplifting, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: mute or deaf, disability, dedicated educator, family, education, blindness and impaired vision, teachers and students, hopes, misfit, youth, power relations, human spirit ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Princess of Thieves (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Sherwood forest has a courageous new hero - Gwyn, the daughter of Robin Hood. Possessing the cunning skills of her legendary father and the beauty and intelligence of her mother Maid Marian, Gwyn is anxious to follow in her father's footsteps. ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, tense
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: good versus evil, rescue, family, heroes, rivalry, royal family, folk hero, adventure, arrow, robin hood, danger, escapades ...
Time: middle ages
Place: dungeon, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.0
 39K
Baby's Day Out (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Baby Bink couldn't ask for more; he has adoring (if somewhat sickly-sweet) parents, he lives in a huge mansion, and he's just about to appear in the social pages of the paper. Unfortunately, not everyone in the world is as nice as Baby ...
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, light, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: babies and infants, mischievous children, kidnapping, nothing goes right, crime gone awry, danger, disorder, fish out of water, chase, young heroes, escapades, prank ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Beverly Hills Chihuahua (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A pampered Beverly Hills chihuahua named Chloe who, while on vacation in Mexico with her owner Viv's niece, Rachel, gets lost and must rely on her friends to help her get back home before she is caught by a dognapper who wants to ransom her.
Style: humorous, not serious, awful, idiotic, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: family, animal life, adventure, pets, urban, rescue, friendship, couples, on the road, chihuahua, pinata, potted plant ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: beverly hills, mexico, california, usa, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Storyteller: Greek Myths (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A storyteller in a labyrinth tells his dog the stories of Perseus and Medusa, Icarus and Daedalus, Theseus and the Minotaur, and Orpheus and Euridyce.
Style: exciting, semi serious
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: greek, monster, curses spells and rituals, adventure, legends and myths, danger, family, escapades, heroes, imaginary, tragic hero, parents and children ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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