Movies and TV shows like A Series of Unfortunate Events

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A Series of Unfortunate Events (2017)
 7.9
 46K
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, baby, brother sister relationship, crossdressing, cynicism, storytelling, 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 feel good, semi serious, humorous and realistic films and TV series with plots about family, escapades, adventure, youth, danger, family relations and friendship mostly in Family, Adventure and Drama genres. Some movies like A Series of Unfortunate Events: Lost in Space (2018), Annie (1999), Pippi Longstocking (1969), Heidi (1993), Princess of Thieves (2001). 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: humorous, semi serious, stylized, exciting, atmospheric ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: orphan, inheritance, adventure, loss of parent, dishonesty, death in the family, attempted murder, siblings relations, children, family relations, child abuse, murder ...
Time: 1940s
Place: peru
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60%
 7.2
 50K
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, captivating, tense, sincere
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: survival, robot, spacecraft, lost, crash landing, outer space, alien planet, family, black hole, danger, alien creature, betrayal ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: realistic, feel good, touching, semi serious, humorous
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: adoption, orphan, friendship, disorder, dishonesty, punjab, cons and scams, youth, ambition, family relations, hopes, follow your dream ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: semi serious, humorous
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: friendship, family relations, friends, family reunited, adventure, imaginary, small town, danger, youth, pets, disorder, small town life ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: sweden, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 7.2
 2K
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: feel good, semi serious, emotional
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, orphan, family relations, friends, siblings relations, rich and poor, hopes, odd couple, custody, family life, youth, escapades ...
Place: europe, switzerland, alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, cloning, danger, youth, escapades, adventure, experiment gone awry, imaginary, family relations, parents and children, disorder ...
Place: usa, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, captivating, feel good
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: rescue, family, heroes, royal family, folk hero, good versus evil, robin hood, dishonesty, assassination, adventure, escapades, tough girl ...
Time: middle ages
Place: dungeon, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 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, escapades, adventure, family relations, save the day, young heroes, youth, danger, friendship, swimming ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 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: humorous, semi serious, feel good, sweet, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: pirate, butler, hidden treasure, country estate, treasure hunt, family, adventure, friendship, disorder, family life, dishonesty, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, london, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 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, sentimental, captivating, scenic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: wilderness, survival, friendship, adventure, animal life, family, rescue, on the run, youth, heroic mission, escapades, nature ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: canada, british columbia, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.5
 678
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: captivating, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: coming of age, river, lion, family, hopes, family relations, escapades, adventure, captivity, rescue, orphan, young heroes ...
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 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, orphan, family, siblings relations, mischievous children, nothing goes right, disorder, children, dog, cons and scams, family relations, family life ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: humorous, semi serious, feel good
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: rescue, child custody, dog, getting home, adventure, escapades, family, family relations, mischievous children, young heroes, danger, youth ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 8.2
 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, semi serious, feel good, touching
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: dog, friendship, adventurer, pets, animal life, teenage life, adventure, family, escapades, make believe, role playing, small town ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: legends and myths, imaginary kingdom, family, adventure, ancient, oldtimer, monster, fairy, giant, in the woods, escapades, imaginary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.8
 5K
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: captivating, exciting, road movie, twists and turns, humorous
Plot: road trip, family, sitcom, family vacation, marriage, family relations, adventure, escapades, runaway, danger, investigation, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: family outing, kids
Plot: wilderness, misfit, family, escapades, adventure, danger, fish out of water, survival, on the run, mistaken identity, heroes, animal life ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, humorous, realistic, feel good, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, adoption, sitcom, anniversary, youth, teenage life, family life, disorder, eccentric family, parents and children, siblings relations, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan, new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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The Lion, the Witch, & the Wardrobe (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 171 min.
Story: Four kids travel to the magical land of Narnia where they must battle an evil queen with the direction of the Lion, Aslan.
Style: serious, stylized, exciting, offbeat
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: parallel world, imaginary kingdom, good versus evil, queen, young heroes, family, heroes, attic, supernatural, danger, youth, bet ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, semi serious, feel good, entertaining, melancholic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, toddlers
Plot: adventure, family, chase, countryside, escapades, young heroes, friendship, misfit, danger, youth, fish out of water, rescue ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, witty, humorous, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: family, sitcom, nurse, family relations, parents and children, parenthood, youth, adolescence, family values, siblings relations, social relations, suburban life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: realistic, uplifting, captivating, exciting, sincere ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: small town, friendship, youth, kids in trouble, adventure, young at heart, family, escapades, hopes, mischievous children, friends, young heroes ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: missouri, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.0
 40K
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, kids, pre-teens
Plot: babies and infants, kidnapping, mischievous children, danger, crime gone awry, disorder, fish out of water, nothing goes right, chase, young heroes, rescue, prank ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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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: uplifting, exciting, serious, realistic, touching ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: dog, wilderness, adventure, cat, family, friendship, pets, survival, on the road, getting home, hopes, escapades ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Miracle at Midnight (1998)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Doris soon was out of the Nazi's hands and met up with her family.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, emotional, disturbing ...
Plot: anti semitism, holocaust, war, confined, escapades, against humanity, society, moral dilemma, danger, miraculous event, life is a bitch, heroes ...
Place: denmark, sweden, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 8.4
 610
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: serious, atmospheric, captivating, feel good
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: escapades, imaginary kingdom, imaginary, family, getting home, adventure, child as adult, youth, coma, imaginary character, fantasy world, search ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.5
 282K
Hugo (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Orphaned and alone except for an uncle, Hugo Cabret lives in the walls of a train station in 1930s Paris. Hugo's job is to oil and maintain the station's clocks, but to him, his more important task is to protect a broken automaton and ...
Style: touching, captivating, exciting, emotional, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: orphan, friendship, kids in trouble, filmmaking, hopes, adventure, destiny, magical, clock, secret, loss, longing ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, post world war one, 1930s, 1920s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: realistic, touching, feel good, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: sitcom, orphan, optimism, adoption, friendship, foster child, family problems, pets, disorder, youth, young heroes, family relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, chicago illinois, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: greek, monster, curses spells and rituals, imaginary, escapades, imaginary kingdom, legends and myths, god or devil, tragic hero, prince, rivalry, princess ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: exciting, offbeat, feel good, semi serious, humorous
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: children, young heroes, adventure, superhuman powers, family, best friends, heist, youth, danger, investigation, ship, escapades ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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