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McDuff, the Talking Dog (1976)
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McDuff, the Talking Dog (1976)
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
TV show
Story: McDuff, The Talking Dog was a Saturday morning live action television program that aired on NBC in 1976. The show centered around the ghost of a 100-year-old sheepdog who used to live in the home now owned by a veterinarian, Dr. Calvin Campbell. McDuff could talk not only to the other animals, but also to Dr. Campbell. However, Dr. Campbell was the only person who could hear or see McDuff, which often led to wacky situations. Dr. Campbell’s neighbor, Amos Ferguson, was played by Gordon Jump, who would later go on to WKRP in Cincinnati fame.
Plot: dog, ghost, talking dog, veterinarian, anthropomorphism, brother sister relationship, surrealism, neighbor, talking animals

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, feel good and entertaining films and TV series with plots about family, dog, ghost, family relations, talking animals, friends and adventure mostly in Family, Fantasy and Comedy genres. Some movies like McDuff, the Talking Dog: Dog with a Blog (2012), 100 Deeds for Eddie McDowd (1999), Tiger (1997), WindRunner (1994), Rentaghost (1976). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Dog with a Blog (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Avery Jennings and Tyler James are step-siblings who are complete opposites. The family faces an even bigger adjustment when their new dog, Stan, can talk and also has a blog, unbeknownst to the family. Stan uses his blog to discuss the happenings ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, not serious, sitcom, humorous
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: talking dog, teenage life, dog, family relations, talking animals, teenager, parents and children, family life, youth, imaginary, family, step siblings ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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100 Deeds for Eddie McDowd (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: 100 Deeds for Eddie McDowd is an American television sitcom created by Steven H. Berman, Mitchel Katlin, and Nat Bernstein for Nickelodeon. The series ran from October 16, 1999 to April 21, 2002, for 3 seasons.
Style: feel good, touching, sincere, light, humorous
Audience: family outing
Plot: talking dog, punishment, good deed, dog, family, youth, unlikely partners, teaching the ways of the world, teenage life, teenager, bully, friendship ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
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Doggie Tails, Vol. 1: Lucky's First Sleep-Over (2003)
Genre: Short, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 32 min.
Story: It's Lucky's first night away from home and it's scary... Until her kennel friends show her that a little independence can be Big Doggie Fun!
Plot: dog, talking dog
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79%
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Tiger (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Josh Baker is the youngest son of the rambunctious but loving Baker family who live in a sunny beach side California suburb. He is constantly teased by his brother John and his sisters Erica and Lisa, misunderstood by his parents Andrea and Rick, ...
Style: suspense
Plot: talking dog, dog, extreme sports, boy
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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WindRunner (1994)
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A young man in high school moves in with his Mother to a town in the U.S. Southwest where his father is serving time in prison.
Plot: native american, high school, ghost, american football, father son relationship, prison warden, discrimination
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Rentaghost (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Rentaghost was a British children's television comedy show, broadcast by the BBC between 6 January 1976 and 6 November 1984. The show's plot centred on the antics of a number of ghosts who worked for a firm called Rentaghost, which rented ...
Audience: horror for children
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74%
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Ghostwriter (2019)
Genre: Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: When a ghost haunts a neighborhood bookstore and starts releasing fictional characters into the real world, four kids must team up to solve an exciting mystery surrounding the ghost’s unfinished business.
Style: mysterious, captivating, entertaining, fairy tale
Audience: family outing
Plot: ghost, book, friends, mystery, adventure, boy, grandparent and grandchild, magic, bookstore, fantasy world, talking animals, high school life ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Fluke (1995)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Workaholic Thomas Johnson dies in an auto accident and comes back to life as a dog. Remembering some of who he was, he returns to his wife and son to protect them from the man who caused his accident. But, as time goes by, he remembers more of his ...
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, feel good, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: reincarnation, dog, talking dog, human becomes animal, dog movie, family life, family relations, human becoming an animal, getting home, starting over, afterlife, family ...
Place: united states, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Genre: Family
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Tracy and his rescue dog Charger have to foil the plans of an Evil Businessman who wants to knock over their beach restaurant in order to build his golf course. With help from his brother, Tracy tries to meet the bills, manage the kitchen (where ...
Plot: hamster, cat, rescue, happiness, surfing, beach, chef, talking dog, dancing, children, family, anthropomorphism ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
The Haunted Hathaways (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: "The Haunted Hathaways" follows the adventures of a not-so-typical blended family. When Michelle Hathaway relocates to New Orleans, LA., to open a bakery with her daughters Taylor and Frankie, they quickly learn that life in the “Big ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, captivating, sitcom
Audience: kids
Plot: ghost, haunted house, family, supernatural, family life, eccentric family, parents and children, youth, family relations, invisibility, siblings relations, possession ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
The Ghost Busters (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The Ghost Busters was a live-action children's television series that ran in 1975, about a team of bumbling detectives who would investigate ghostly occurrences. Only 15 episodes were created. This series reunited Forrest Tucker and Larry ...
Style: not serious, offbeat, humorous, sitcom
Plot: ghost, supernatural, paranormal phenomena, dangerous animal, vampire, good versus evil, rivalry, amateur detective, supernatural ability, danger, chase, experiment gone awry ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Deadtime Stories (2012)
Genre: Family, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: A baby-sitter tells a different 'Deadtime Story' to the kids she is babysitting. The stories are scary and chilling.
Style: suspenseful, humorous, semi serious, suspense, rough ...
Audience: horror for children, family outing, kids
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Ghostwriter (1992)
Genre: Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Ghostwriter is an American television program created by Liz Nealon and produced by the Children's Television Workshop and BBC One. It began airing on PBS on October 4, 1992, and the final episode aired on February 13, 1995. The series revolves ...
Style: educational, suspenseful
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: reading, ghost, multiculturalism, secret, writing, friendship, adventure, mystery, mysterious character, supernatural, youth, imaginary ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city
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66%
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Jackanory (1965)
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 15 min.
TV show
Story: Jackanory is a long-running BBC children's television series that was designed to stimulate an interest in reading. The show was first transmitted on 13 December 1965, the first story being the fairy-tale Cap-o'-Rushes read by Lee ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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The New Lassie (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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Story: The New Lassie is an American children and family oriented drama series which aired in first-run syndication from September 8, 1989 to February 15, 1992. The series stars Will Estes as Will McCullough, Lassie's new master. Real life husband and ...
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Santa and the Ice Cream Bunny (1972)
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
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Aussie and Ted's Great Adventure (2009)
Genre: Family
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
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Style: semi serious, sincere, captivating, humorous
Audience: kids, family outing
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Scorch (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Dinosaurs follows the life of a family of dinosaurs, living in a modern world. They have TV's, fridges, microwaves, and every modern convenience.
Style: sitcom, humorous, entertaining, light, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
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Time: prehistory, prehistoric times, 90s, prehistoric
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 113 min.
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Style: dark fantasy, fairy tale, psychotronic, entertaining, surreal ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The Ghost & Mrs. Muir (1968)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The Ghost & Mrs. Muir is an American situation comedy based on the 1947 film of the same name, which was based on the 1945 novel by R. A. Dick. It premiered in September 1968 on NBC. After NBC canceled the series, it aired on ABC for one season ...
Style: sitcom
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Time: 1960s, 60s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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My Ghost Dog (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: exciting, touching, humorous, feel good, sentimental ...
Audience: preschoolers, family outing
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⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Dr. Dolittle 2 (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
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Style: humorous, not serious, sweet, entertaining, sexy ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night, teens
Plot: veterinarian, friends, couple relations, teaching the ways of the world, friendship, goofy hero, silly humor, power relations, family relations, parents and children, father daughter relationship, bear ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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The Magician's House (1999)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The Magician's House is a quartet of children's fantasy books by William Corlett. Two mini-series were produced in 1999 for British television, which were directed by Paul Lynch. The series featured Jennifer Saunders and Stephen Fry ...
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Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: Romania, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: While on location in a spooky Italian villa with his Hollywood big-shot mom and her dorky boyfriend, twelve-year-old Kevin befriends a Renaissance-era girl ghost who helps him cause unrest on the set.
Style: semi serious, sentimental, feel good, humorous
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Usual Children (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
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Style: serious, humorous, offbeat, feel good, touching
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany, Switzerland
Duration: 92 min.
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Style: feel good, humorous, captivating, entertaining, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Doctor Dolittle (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A successful physician and devoted family man, John Dolittle (Eddie Murphy) seems to have the world by the tail, until a long suppressed talent he possessed as a child, the ability to communicate with animals is suddenly reawakened with a vengeance! ...
Style: light, funny, emotional, melancholic, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, date night, pre-teens, girls' night ...
Plot: animal human communication, veterinarian, father daughter relationship, father son relationship, friendship, clinic, doctor, dog, african american, talking animals, dysfunctional family, monkey ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Tower of Terror (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
TV show
Story: A disgraced reporter investigates an abandoned luxury hotel where five people mysteriously disappeared sixty years earlier.
Style: serious, scary, atmospheric, suspenseful, twists and turns
Audience: horror for children
Plot: elevator, ghost, hotel, hollywood, supernatural, halloween, danger, supernatural ability, media, journalism, family problems, rivalry ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Spooky Buddies (2011)
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Disney's irresistible talking puppies are back in an all-new movie that takes them far across town to a mysterious mansion where something very spooky is going on.
Style: not serious, semi serious, humorous, entertaining
Audience: kids, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: dog movie, buddies, dog, legend, escapades, disorder, supernatural, youth, family, imaginary, curse, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
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57%