Movies and TV shows like A Series of Unfortunate Events

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A Series of Unfortunate Events (2017)
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A Series of Unfortunate Events (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
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, ironic, suspense, sincere, melancholic, reboot, surreal
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: orphan, crossdressing, children, life is a bitch, danger, baby, cross dressing, adventure, cynicism, storytelling, escapades, obsession, hopes, dishonesty, crimes, family, brother sister relationship, inventor, surrealism, breaking the fourth wall, pun

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Most similar movies to A Series of Unfortunate Events

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out captivating, feel good, humorous and semi serious films and TV series with plots about family, adventure, escapades, danger, youth, friendship and heroes mostly in Adventure, Family and Drama genres. Some movies like A Series of Unfortunate Events: Lost in Space (2018), Barney's Great Adventure (1998), Princess of Thieves (2001), Monica and Friends: Bonds (2019), Candleshoe (1977). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany, USA
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, exciting, humorous, semi serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: orphan, adventure, inheritance, danger, loss of parent, attempted murder, death in the family, dishonesty, young heroes, child in peril, siblings relations, arson ...
Time: 1940s
Place: peru
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Lost in Space (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, captivating, sincere, tense
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: outer space, spacecraft, survival, alien planet, robot, adventure, lost, danger, family, alien creature, family relations, black hole ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, sweet, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, toddlers, family outing
Plot: adventure, family, chase, disorder, friends, show tunes, anti heroes, rescue, escapades, babies and infants, heroes, misfit ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Princess of Thieves (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
TV show
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: humorous, semi serious, tense, captivating, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: tough girl, heroes, robin hood, rescue, royal family, folk hero, good versus evil, dishonesty, escapades, adventure, assassination, woman fights a man ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Monica and Friends: Bonds (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: Brazil
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Fluffy, Jimmy Five's pet dog, vanished. He develops an infallible plan to rescue the little dog, but, he will need help from his faithful friends: Monica, Maggy and Smudge. Together, they will face challengers and live incredible adventures to ...
Style: entertaining, captivating, sincere, feel good, light
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: children, friendship, journey, quest, child, forest, dog, chase, friends, escapades, adventure, rescue ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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: humorous, feel good, semi serious, sweet, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens, girls' night
Plot: hidden treasure, country estate, adventure, treasure hunt, butler, family, friendship, parents and children, orphan, mischievous children, dishonesty, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, los angeles, london
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50%
The Incredible Journey of Mary Bryant (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Australia, UK
Duration: 480 min.
TV show
Story: A young woman is transported to the New South Wales penal colony in 1788.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, suspense
Plot: adventure, life is a bitch, against the odds, human spirit, survival, on the run, escapades, danger, society, girl heroine, injustice, travel ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: australia, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Geppetto (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
TV show
Story: When a man wishes for a son, he learns what it means to be a father.
Style: humorous, stylized, feel good, semi serious, exciting
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: puppet, mischievous children, young heroes, family relations, friendship, parents and children, child in peril, youth, escapades, family, miraculous event, imaginary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Flight 29 Down (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
TV show
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: captivating, serious, realistic, entertaining, exciting
Audience: family outing
Plot: air disaster, survival, teenager, island, adventure, isolation, escapades, youth, danger, stranded on an island, interracial relations, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
16%
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: feel good, humorous, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: family relations, rescue, child custody, dog, pets, hopes, family, young heroes, misfit, daring rescue, disorder, friends ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Miracle at Midnight (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: Doris soon was out of the Nazi's hands and met up with her family.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, sincere, disturbing ...
Plot: world war two, holocaust, anti semitism, against humanity, escapades, society, war, danger, confined, life is a bitch, heroes, moral dilemma ...
Place: denmark, europe, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Mandie and the Secret Tunnel (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In 1899, Mandie's life changes when her Cherokee friends help her escape to a mansion that holds the hidden secrets of her past and the key to her future.
Style: captivating, entertaining, sincere, light, serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: family relations, adventure, youth, estate, tunnel, family secret, friendship, reunion, chase, girl, maid, heroes ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Oliver Twist (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
TV show
Story: Charles Dickens' classical story about the young orphan boy in 1837 England is again re-filmed in grand fashion. Richard Dreyfuss portrays Fagin, the unscrupulous leader of the young pick-pockets Oliver (Alex Trench) initially falls in with ...
Style: sentimental, gloomy, touching, serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, society, youth, family, life is a bitch, danger, young heroes, crimes, coming of age, gang, friends, bittersweet ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1830s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
Roxy Hunter and the Secret of the Shaman (2008)
Genre: Family, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Serenity Fall's favorite super sleuth is on the case again! The town is alarmed when a priceless crystal turns up missing. The only suspect seems to be a strange man living in the woods known as Shaman. It's up to Roxy Hunter (Aria ...
Style: captivating, entertaining, light, sincere, feel good ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: amateur detective, investigation, friendship, mischievous children, youth, family, danger, in the woods, shaman, girl, dog, adventure ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: serious, captivating
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: wilderness, family, adventure, heroes, danger, on the run, animal life, survival, mistaken identity, fish out of water, escapades, misfit ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Oliver Twist (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 176 min.
TV show
Story: Oliver is born into poverty and misfortune - the son of an unmarried mother, who dies shortly after his birth. He is soon delivered to the workhouse, where the cruel Mr. Bumble oversees children tormented by starvation and suffering. When Oliver ...
Style: touching, sentimental, captivating, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: orphan, thief, child's point of view, street kid, social decay, friendship, danger, life is a bitch, youth, injustice, society, theft ...
Time: victorian england, 19th century, victorian
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Miracle Worker (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
TV show
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: touching, emotional, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: mute or deaf, disability, human spirit, dedicated educator, blindness and impaired vision, lifestyle, teachers and students, teacher student relationship, miraculous event, family, hopes, youth ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 2K
Flipper (1963)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Many kids might say their best friend is a puppy or a pony. But for 12-year-old Sandy, the most special pet of all is the exuberant dolphin he rescues and who returns the favor by rescuing Sandy from sharks.The dolphin named Flipper first swam into ...
Style: touching, feel good, exciting, melancholic, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: dolphins, adventure, healing power, family, animal life, friendship, young heroes, teenage life, youth, danger, pets, father son relationship ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 80s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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, twists and turns, humorous ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: boy hero, adventurer, riddles and clues, uncover truth, young heroes, amateur detective, investigation, save the day, dishonesty, family, parents and children, family business ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Once Upon a Mattress (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: Queen Aggravain has ruled that none may marry until her son, Prince Dauntless marries. However, she has managed to sabotage every princess that come along. When Sir Harry and Lady Larken learn that they are going to be parents, wed or not, he goes ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, captivating, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, girls' night, kids, date night
Plot: true love, imaginary kingdom, couples, family relations, love and romance, romance, parents and children, wooing, royal family, prince, princess, marriage ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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SAF3 (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: The series follows Southern California's elite rescue task force, SAF3 (pronouced "safe") , consists of the cream-of-the-crop from the sea, air, and fire divisions of the Malibu Fire Department. They are the heroes who answer the most ...
Style: exciting, humorous, captivating, tense, realistic ...
Plot: lifeguard, adventure, rescue team, race against time, rescue mission, danger, escapades, beach, fire, friendship, heroes, hip hop ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, southern california, malibu california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Eloise at the Plaza (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 89 min.
TV show
Story: This is a comedy about a six-year-old girl who lives at a 5 star plaza and causes havoc.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, light, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: little girl, nanny, mischievous children, tutor, precocious child, hotel, adventure, family, family relations, family life, young heroes, opposites attract ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Power Rangers R.P.M (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: In the near future, the mysterious and sinister Venjix Computer Network is attempting to conquer and lay ruin to the entire planet. Mankind has retreated into environmentally-shielded domed cities to protect against the pollution and machines ...
Style: exciting, stylized, humorous, serious
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: superhero, adventure, secret identity, save the world, rivalry, good versus evil, computer virus, world domination, escapades, superhuman powers, battles, chaos ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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The Odyssey (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Canada
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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: feel good, atmospheric, captivating, serious
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: coma, imaginary, adventure, family, escapades, getting home, youth, imaginary character, child as adult, imaginary kingdom, fantasy world, alternate dimension ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Huckleberry Finn and His Friends (1979)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Canada, West Germany
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: realistic, serious, sincere, captivating, uplifting ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: small town, young heroes, society, heroes, buddies, family, friends, kids in trouble, young at heart, small town life, americana, friendship ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: missouri, usa, mississippi river, mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
A Christmoose Story (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: Netherlands, Sweden
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Based on the best-selling novel, A CHRISTMOOSE STORY brings to life the tale of an unlikely friendship between a young boy and a large, talking moose. Young Max has low expectations for his first Christmas after his parents’ divorce, when suddenly ...
Style: feel good, captivating, light, entertaining, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: christmas, save the day, friendship, escapades, adventure, family, disorder, friends, gift, boy, santa claus, talking animals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Flipper (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Family, Mystery
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: kids, family outing
Plot: beach, animal actor, animal life, escapades, friendship, family relations, danger, adventure, family, ocean or sea, dolphins, swimming underwater ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 2000s
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
The Incredible Journey (1963)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The story of three pets, a cat and two dogs, who lose their owners when they are all on vacation. Can they find their way home?
Style: touching, uplifting, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, teens, girls' night
Plot: dog, wilderness, adventure, cat, family, friendship, survival, on the road, friends, animal life, getting home, obsessive quest ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: canada
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29%
The Mystery of Edwin Drood (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
TV show
Story: An exploration of Charles Dickens's unfinished work in which the mystery of the murder of Edwin Drood is examined.
Style: tense, serious, atmospheric, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: murder, stalking, obsession, mystery, small town, human nature, orphan, crimes, uncover truth, perversion, danger, hate ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Pippi Goes on Board (1969)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: Sweden, West Germany
Duration: 83 min.
Story: This is the film version which is a compilation of the 1969 TV Series shown in 13 parts. It is therefore technically the "first" Pippi Långstrump film, although it wasn't released as a film until 1973. Pippi lives alone in ...
Style: feel good, humorous, offbeat, exciting, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: children, disorder, adventure, danger, investigation, imaginary, family relations, friends, heist, family life, ship, friendship ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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