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Read All About It! (1979)
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Read All About It! (1979)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 15 min.
TV show
Story: Read All About It! was a Canadian educational television series that was produced from 1979 to 1983 by TVOntario that aired during the early to mid-1980s; It also aired in repeats in the 1990s. It starred David Craig Collard as Chris, Lydia Zajc as Lynne, Stacey Arnold as Samantha, and Sean Hewitt as Duneedon, ruler of the galaxy Trialviron. In the second season Michael Dwyer joined the cast as Alex. The main goal of the show was to educate viewers in reading, writing and history. Each episode ran for approximately 15 minutes. Eric Robertson composed the music for the show.
Style: educational
Audience: kids
Plot: alien, reading, mystery, newspaper reporter, time travel, maze, conspiracy, sleuth, journalism, newspaper, extraterrestrial, writing, book

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Most similar movies to Read All About It!

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, suspenseful, semi serious and humorous films and TV series with plots about alien, danger, time travel, adventure, friendship, imaginary and family mostly in Family, Sci-Fi and Adventure genres. Some movies like Read All About It!: Ghostwriter (1992), Reading Rainbow (1983), The Glitterball (1977), The Girl from Tomorrow (1991), The Boy from Andromeda (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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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95%
Reading Rainbow (1983)
Genre: Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Reading Rainbow was an American children's television series that aired on PBS from June 6, 1983, until November 10, 2006, that encouraged reading by children. The public television series garnered over 200 broadcast awards, including a ...
Style: educational
Plot: reading, celebrity guests, critic, literature, family, youth, reading a book, intelligence, little girl, educational program, book, little boy
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73%
The Glitterball (1977)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 56 min.
Story: Two teenage boys try to help a tiny spherical alien get back to its mothership, while the army and a devious petty crook pursue the creature for its wonderful powers.
Style: psychotronic
Audience: kids
Plot: alien, extraterrestrial, children, spacecraft, child, criminal, government agent, best friends, child protagonist, sphere, grocery store, treehouse
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The Girl from Tomorrow (1991)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Australia
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: The Girl from Tomorrow is an Australian children's television series created by Film Australia. The series is based around Alana, a girl from the year 3000. At the start of the series, she is kidnapped by Silverthorn, a criminal from the year ...
Style: serious, clever, captivating, exciting
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, teens
Plot: time travel, time machine, friendship, fish out of water, sent to the past, young heroes, imaginary, changing the past or future, youth, chases and races, escapades, hopes ...
Time: year 1990, 20th century, 1990s, future, 90s
Place: sydney australia, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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The Boy from Andromeda (1991)
Genre: Family, Sci-Fi
Country: New Zealand, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
TV show
Story: On a holiday to Mt Tarawera, teenager Jenny finds an odd shard of metal. In this third episode of the kids sci-fi series she meets its owner: 'Drom' — a survivor of an alien mission to deactivate a planet-annihilating space gun (aka ...
Plot: volcano, children, alien, spacecraft, robot, monster, boy, outer space, computer, child, extraterrestrial, star
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Visitor from the Future (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 63 min.
TV show
Story: 6-grader Kolya Gerasimov discovers a time machine in a basement of an old house in Moscow and gets transferred into the 21st century. There he is allowed to look around. Accidentally, Kolya witnesses two space pirates who arrive from Saturn and ...
Style: clever, light, entertaining, exciting
Plot: time travel, time machine, space pirate, school, alien, schoolboy, adventure, pursuit, chase, false identity, kidnapping, nurse ...
Time: future, year 1984
Place: moscow russia
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56%
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Doctor Who (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: The Doctor looks and seems human. He's handsome, witty, and could be mistaken for just another man in the street. But he is a Time Lord: a 900 year old alien with 2 hearts, part of a gifted civilization who mastered time travel. The Doctor ...
Style: exciting, futuristic, suspenseful, stylized, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time machine, time travel, alien, good versus evil, adventure, space and aliens, save the day, space travel, heroes, journey, danger, adventurer ...
Time: future, 2000s, 2020s, 2010s
Place: london
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52%
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First Wave (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: First Wave is a Canadian/American science fiction television series, filmed in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, that aired from 1998 to 2001 on the Sci-Fi Channel. The show was created by Chris Brancato, who co-wrote an early version of the ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, exciting, serious, apocalyptic
Plot: alien, alien invasion, conspiracy, alien encounter, dishonesty, danger, escapades, criminal heroes, heroes, adventure, chases and races, evil alien ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Tattooed Teenage Alien Fighters from Beverly Hills (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Tattooed Teenage Alien Fighters From Beverly Hills is an American television series which was released by DIC Entertainment and aired on the USA Network during the 1994–1995 season. The show was a low-budget attempt to emulate the success of ...
Audience: kids
Plot: teamwork, super villain, save the world, good versus evil, alien invasion, martial arts, superhero, alien, teenager, transformation, giant, rich ...
Place: beverly hills, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Dark Skies (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Dark Skies is an American UFO conspiracy theory-based sci-fi television series that aired from the 1996 to 1997 season for 18 episodes, plus a two-hour pilot episode. The success of The X-Files on Fox proved there was an audience for science fiction ...
Style: exciting, captivating, mind bending, suspenseful, serious
Plot: ufo, evil alien, conspiracy, alien, alien invasion, couples, buried truth, government agency, dishonesty, mystery, couple relations, uncover truth ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Land of the Lost (1974)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Rick Marshall and his children Will and Holly were on a weekend expedition rafting trough a river when an enormous earthquake diverts them to an eclectic alien world inhabited by dinosaurs, chimpanzee-like cavemen called Pakuni, and aggressive, ...
Style: stylized, humorous, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: dinosaur, time travel, parallel world, fish out of water, getting home, danger, anti heroes, adventurer, anti hero, family, escapades, experiment gone awry ...
Time: prehistory, 70s, prehistoric times
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Sarah Jane Adventures (2007)
Genre: Family, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Sarah Jane Adventures is a British science fiction television series, produced by BBC Cymru Wales for CBBC, created by Russell T Davies and starring Elisabeth Sladen. The programme is a spin-off of the long-running BBC science fiction programme ...
Style: exciting, entertaining, captivating, tense, semi serious ...
Plot: alien, save the world, adventure, young heroes, extraterrestrial, escapades, heroic mission, genetic engineering, danger, evil alien, supernatural, space and aliens ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Sesame Street Mexico (1972)
Genre: Family
Country: Mexico
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Plaza Sésamo is an educational children's television series for preschoolers, which is the Spanish-language adaptation for Mexico and Latin America of Sesame Street. Both programs are pioneers of the contemporary educational television ...
Style: educational, humorous, feel good, semi serious
Audience: kids
Plot: teaching the ways of the world, friendship, puppet, friends, puppets, personal safety, reading, best friends, youth, family, muppets, educational program ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 80s, 90s, 70s
Place: latin america, mexico, sesame street
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
In the Night Garden (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: In the Night Garden is a magical place that exists between the waking and sleeping imagination of children close to the representation of a nursery rhyme.
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, educational, light ...
Audience: kids, toddlers
Plot: imaginary, friends, friendship, getting along, imaginary kingdom, pre school, puppet, toy comes to life, garden, surrealism, multiculturalism, storyteller ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Hardy Boys (2020)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Canada
TV show
Story: When the Hardy boys, Frank and Joe and their father, Fenton arrive in Bridgeport they set out to uncover the truth behind the recent tragedy that has changed their lives, and in doing so, uncover something much more sinister.
Style: captivating, disturbing, sincere, suspense, suspenseful
Plot: brother brother relationship, parents and children, investigation, group of friends, friendship, small town, male objectification, friendship between boys, mystery, family relations, adolescence
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Odyssey 5 (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Odyssey 5 is a Canadian science fiction series that first ran in 2002 on Showtime in the United States and on Space in Canada. Odyssey 5 is the brainchild of Manny Coto, who served as a script-writer and executive producer during the series run. ...
Style: exciting, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, astronaut, changing the past or future, save the world, nasa, post apocalypse, space and aliens, heroic mission, imaginary, danger, heroes, race against time ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Power Rangers Zeo (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, France, Japan
Duration: 21 min.
TV show
Story: Tommy, Billy, Adam, Rocky, Kat and Tanya are turned back to their teenage forms thanks to the Zeo Crystal. The Command Center is gone but the crystal leads them to the new Power Chamber and all but Billy take on new Zeo powers.
Style: serious, exciting, super sentai
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: superhero, martial arts, good versus evil, power rangers, evil alien, escapades, battles, danger, superhuman powers, imaginary, family, youth ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Amazing Stories (2020)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
Story: Each episode transports the audience to worlds of wonder through the lens of today’s most imaginative filmmakers, directors and writers. A reimagining of the original anthology series by Steven Spielberg.
Style: romantic, enigmatic, anthology, exciting, sincere
Audience: family outing
Plot: imaginary, alien encounter, parents and children, time travel, mystery, supernatural, supernatural ability, adventure, life after death, love and romance
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Today's Special (1981)
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: Canada
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Today's Special was a Canadian children's television show produced by Clive VanderBurgh at TVOntario from 1981 to 1987. It also ran on Nickelodeon and the Faith and Values Channel/Odyssey as well as many PBS stations throughout the United ...
Style: educational
Plot: store, miniaturization, mannequin, puppet, shrinking, morphing, magic
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Thunderstone (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Australia
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The year is 2020. Fifteen-year-old Noah lives with his family in the futuristic underground community of North Col. The world above is a frozen wasteland after a massive comet strike destroyed all other life in the world including the animals. One ...
Plot: time travel, post apocalypse, animals, animal, underground, environmental issues, desert, environmental issue, distopia, children, comet, time traveler ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (1993)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: A team of teenagers with attitude are recruited to save Angel Grove from the evil witch, Rita Repulsa, and later, Lord Zedd, Emperor of all he sees, and their horde of monsters.
Style: semi serious, humorous, light, feel good, mecha ...
Audience: teens, kids, pre-teens
Plot: superhero, martial arts, young heroes, superhero team, good versus evil, superhuman powers, teenage superhero, teenager, adventure, giant, heroic mission, youth ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Outer Limits (1995)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: The Outer Limits is an anthology series of distinct story episodes, sometimes with a plot twist at the end. Unlike the original incarnation of the series, which was a pure anthology with each episode completely unrelated to the others, the revival ...
Style: anthology, offbeat, suspenseful, serious, scary
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, future dystopia, evil alien, supernatural, space travel, androids, alien, androids and robots, alien encounter, heroes, benign alien, danger ...
Time: near future
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.6
 704
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 ⇓
33%
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The Lost Saucer (1975)
Genre: Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The Lost Saucer is an ABC network television series produced by Sid and Marty Krofft. It first aired September 6, 1975.
Plot: laser beam, space exploration, alien, flying saucer, time travel, robot, alien contact, spacecraft, crash landing, space travel, outer space
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
A Wrinkle in Time (2003)
Genre: Family, Fantasy, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 251 min.
Story: Based on a children's series by the same name. Meg and Charles Wallace are aided by Calvin and three interesting women in the search for their father who disappeared during a government experiment. Their travels take them around the universe to ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, psychotronic
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: guardian angel, time travel, good versus evil, supernatural, space travel, heroic mission, parallel world, daring rescue, adventure, young heroes, race against time, youth ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.4
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ALF (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: A furry alien wiseguy comes to live with a terran family after crashing into their garage.
Style: sitcom, humorous, feel good, not serious, light ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: benign alien, extraterrestrial, alien, family relations, fish out of water, family, cat, parents and children, suburbs, friendship, comedy of errors, space and aliens ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Are You Afraid of the Dark? (1990)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Are You Afraid of the Dark? is a joint Canadian-American horror/fantasy-themed anthology television series. The original series was a joint production between the Canadian company Cinar and the American company Nickelodeon. The show was filmed in ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, semi serious, anthology, exciting ...
Audience: horror for children, teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: campfire story, supernatural, mischievous children, surrealism, paranormal, mystery, danger, youth, riddles and clues, in the woods, ghost, escapades ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 8.4
 36K
Doctor Who (1963)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: The adventures of a Time Lord—a time-travelling humanoid alien known as the Doctor—who explores the universe in his TARDIS, a sentient time-travelling space ship. Its exterior appears as a blue British police box, which was a common sight in ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, exciting, futuristic, atmospheric ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: time travel, benign alien, adventure, time machine, evil alien, escapades, good versus evil, race against time, earth, doctor who, companion, immortal ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 80s, 70s, 1960s
Place: england, europe, london, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Land of the Lost (1991)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Land of the Lost is a half-hour Saturday-morning children's series that debuted on ABC in the fall of 1991. Re-runs were later picked up by Nickelodeon. Tiger Toys received the license to produce a toyline based on the series, which included ...
Audience: kids
Plot: portal, volcano, time travel, family relations, treehouse, dinosaur, brother sister relationship, father son relationship, pets, ancient civilization, father daughter relationship, pet ...
Time: prehistoric times, prehistory
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Zoboomafoo (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 29 min.
TV show
Story: Zoboomafoo is an American children's television series that aired from January 25, 1999, to April 28, 2001, and is still shown today in syndication depending on the area, and it is regularly shown on PBS Kids Sprout. A total of 65 episodes were ...
Style: educational, humorous, semi serious
Audience: kids, toddlers
Plot: animal, miniaturization, animals, puppet, family, pets, puppets, friends, animal life, friendship, talking to the audience, shrinking ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%