Movies like The Borrowers 2011

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The Borrowers (2011)
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The Borrowers (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, South Africa
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Family adventure based on Mary Norton's classic children's books about a race of tiny people who live under the floorboards, resourcefully surviving by borrowing bits and pieces from the large residents who dwell above. After being discovered by 'human beans', borrower Arrietty and her parents are forced to leave their home while attempting to evade the clutches of obsessive scientist Professor Mildeye.
Style: touching, humorous, not serious
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: little people, adventure, fish out of water, youth, family relations, misfit, parents and children, escapades, disorder, eviction, imaginary, friendship, family, christmas, discovery, grandmother
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe

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Most similar movies to The Borrowers

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, feel good, semi serious and light films with plots about family, family relations, youth, disorder, friendship, friends and parents and children mostly in Family, Comedy and Fantasy genres. Some movies like The Borrowers: Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989), Bibi Blocksberg (2002), Nicholas on Holiday (2014), A Christmoose Carol (2005), Pinocchio (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Borrowers (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The four-inch-tall Clock family secretly share a house with the normal-sized Lender family, "borrowing" such items as thread, safety pins, batteries and scraps of food. However, their peaceful co-existence is disturbed when evil lawyer ...
Style: humorous, not serious, light, entertaining, touching ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: little people, mischievous children, friendship, child's point of view, lawyer, adventure, good versus evil, disorder, danger, eviction, rescue, real estate ...
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The scientist father of a teenage girl and boy accidentally shrinks his and two other neighborhood teens to the size of insects. Now the teens must fight diminutive dangers as the father searches for them.
Style: funny, exciting, intense, humorous, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: adventure, youth, parents and children, genetically altered, inventor, experiment gone awry, shrinking, family relations, laser, fish out of water, home alone, survival ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Bibi Blocksberg (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In order to save some kids who are about to die in a fire, Bibi, the daughter of a prestigious witch, manages to trigger a heavy rain with her powers. The head of all witches gives her an award called "Crystal Ball", reserved for older ...
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, captivating, tense ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: curses spells and rituals, family, teenage life, imaginary, youth, parents and children, witch, family relations, magic, wizards and magicians, small town life, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Nicholas on Holiday (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: It's the end of the school year. The long-awaited moment of the holidays is arrive. The little Nicolas, her parents and Grandma take the road towards the sea, and settle in for some time at the Hotel Beau-Rivage.
Style: sentimental, humorous, realistic, touching, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: mischievous children, friendship, family relations, eccentric family, youth, hotel, seaside, parents and children, game, beach, friends, disorder ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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A Christmoose Carol (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A bullied young boy befriends a flying, talking moose that crashed through his ceiling after a test-flight with Santa went terribly awry in this holiday film for the whole family. But later, just as Mr. Moose and Beril strike up a friendship, the ...
Style: semi serious, sentimental, humorous, feel good, touching
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: family relations, friendship, adventure, heroes, youth, escapades, family, animal life, christmas, children, friends, wounded animal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe, bavaria
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Pinocchio (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Italy
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Roberto Benigni adapts the classic children's tale by Carlo Collodi for the big-budget family-oriented comedy Pinocchio.
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, fairy tale, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: adventurer, fish out of water, mischievous children, obsessive quest, young heroes, misfit, teaching the ways of the world, parents and children, friendship, escapades, rescue, disorder ...
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Dr. Dolittle 3 (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Lisa Dolittle sends her daughter to 'Durango', a Dude Ranch, to find herself. While there, she uses her talent to talk to the animals in order to save Durango from being taken over by a neighboring Ranch.
Style: humorous, semi serious, offbeat
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: animals, pets, family life, friends, family relations, family, teenage life, misfit, partners, imaginary, disorder, fish out of water ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Yoko (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany, Austria, Sweden
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Pia's life, a girl from a small German town, changes when surprisingly, finds in her garden a huge black monster. She soon discovers that the mysterious creature, which called Yoko, is actually a kind yeti spiritually protecting animals and ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, humorous
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: yeti, friendship, friends, family relations, escapades, family, young heroes, youth, adventure, parents and children, imaginary, mountain ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: himalaya, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Blizzard (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A young girl's aunt tells her the tale of a young ice skater and an enchanted reindeer.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, touching
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, teaching the ways of the world, young heroes, mischievous children, self discovery, friendship, family life, miraculous event, parents and children, fish out of water, youth, hopes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Snow (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Set in San Ernesto, California with only three days before Christmas, Nick Snowden needs to rescue a young reindeer from a zoo.
Style: semi serious, sentimental, feel good, humorous, touching
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: santa claus, reindeer, christmas, fish out of water, fall in love, escapades, daring rescue, adventure, dishonesty, love and romance, hidden identity, race against time ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Me and My Monsters (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, Australia, Germany
Duration: 25 min.
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Story: Me and My Monsters the story of the Carlson family who have recently relocated from Australia to the UK to discover there are three out of control hilarious monsters living in their basement.
Style: humorous, sitcom, captivating, feel good, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: family relations, monster, friendship, family life, parents and children, disorder, youth, boy, friends, puppets, siblings relations, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Horrid Henry: The Movie (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When Henry fails yet again to hand in his homework for the umpteenth time, he has no idea that this will set off a chain of events which will see him forming an unlikely alliance with Moody Margaret, the infuriating girl next door, and his ...
Style: humorous, not serious, entertaining, light, realistic
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: mischievous children, young heroes, youth, friendship, parents and children, teachers and students, family life, disorder, friends, yo yo, power relations, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Tooth Fairy 2 (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Larry Guthrie, who loses his first love to the town hot shot, decides to win her back by volunteering with the children at her after-school program. When Larry accidentally tells the kids the Tooth Fairy is make-believe, he soon is transformed into ...
Style: humorous, not serious, fairy tale
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: fish out of water, imaginary, disorder, curses spells and rituals, family
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Mr. Stink (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: This family comedy based on David Walliam's best-selling book tells the story of Chloe, who sees Mr. Stink every day, but has never spoken to him. Before she knows it, Chloe has an unusual friend hiding in her garden shed. As it turns out that ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, realistic, offbeat
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: parents and children, friendship, family, intergenerational friendship, husband wife relationship, mother daughter relationship, female protagonist, father daughter relationship, friends, family relations, youth, homeless ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Doctor Proctor's Fart Powder (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: Norway, Germany
Duration: 85 min.
Story: By helping Doctor Proctor getting recognition for his amazing invention in a world quite different from ours, two lonely children gets help to stand on their own two feet.
Style: not serious, humorous, captivating, entertaining, light
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: rivalry, friendship, imaginary, inventions and discoveries, mad scientist, youth, good versus evil, disorder, adventure, family relations, silly humor, best friends ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
A Talking Cat!?! (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A mysterious talking cat uses its powers of communication to enrich the lives of two different families, and bring them together.
Style: humorous, light, feel good, captivating, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family relations, pets, parents and children, disorder, youth, single parent, talking cat, cat, supernatural, friends, family, redemption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Bob the Butler (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Bob, an incompetent man, is searching for an available job by alphabetical order. He had just failed all of the A's, and discovers an ad in the Yellow Pages for a butler school. He is the only one in the butler school course to pass, because ...
Style: feel good, humorous, not serious, touching, exciting
Audience: family outing, date night
Plot: school, parents and children, family relations, couples, love and romance, fish out of water, disorder, power relations, infidelity, opposites attract, family, single parent ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 4.3
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Vampire Dog (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: VAMPIRE DOG is a feature length family film about finding courage and discovering that you belong. Ace, a 12-year-old boy is new in middle school. His grandfather from Transylvania passes away at the ripe age of 99, and sends him his dog, Fang, to ...
Style: not serious, humorous, feel good, light, unusual plot structure
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: vampire, boy and dog, pets, imaginary, youth, family, pet dog, talking animals, talking dog, moving, school, drums ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Dr. Dolittle 2 (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Dr. John Dolittle the beloved doctor is back, but this time around he plays cupid to bumbling circus bear Archie as he's so smitten by a Pacific Western bear female, Ava. Dr. Dolittle must help a group of forest creatures to save their forest. ...
Style: humorous, not serious, sweet, entertaining, sexy ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night, teens
Plot: veterinarian, friends, couple relations, parents and children, teaching the ways of the world, friendship, goofy hero, family relations, power relations, silly humor, father daughter relationship, bear ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, san francisco, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
A Christmas Story 2 (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The original traditional one-hundred-percent red-blooded two-fisted all-american christmas continues five years later with Ralphie, Randy mom and the old man. This time Ralphie has his eyes fixed on a car. But trouble is sure to follow.
Style: feel good, humorous, light, sincere, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: christmas, family life, family, eccentric family, youth, holiday, teaching the ways of the world, society, destiny, love, adventure, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Santa Hunters (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 65 min.
Story: Four children trIn Santa Hunters, Alex and his cousins Zoey (Yde) and Richard (Coronel) create an elaborate setup of traps to catch Santa on tape, but their plan backfires when they realize that seeing Santa will cause him to lose his Christmas ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, entertaining, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, family, adventure, track down, youth, escapades, santa claus, friendship, imaginary, chases and races, heroes, young heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Boy in the Dress (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 63 min.
Story: Based on David Walliams' best-selling children's book, with an all-star cast including Jennifer Saunders, James Buckley, David Walliams and Kate Moss, The Boy in the Dress is a celebration of creativity, difference, football and fashion. ...
Style: humorous, light, captivating, feel good, semi serious ...
Plot: contests and competitions, parents and children, friendship, sport team, eccentric family, disorder, youth, family, cross dressing, family relations, coming of age, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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I, Cesar (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Cesar is a young schoolboy living in Paris with his family. Their life is ordinary, but Cesar wants more excitement (which he creates, in one instance, by claiming to his teachers that his father has been arrested). During the school holidays, Cesar ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, touching, feel good, semi serious ...
Plot: friendship, child's point of view, obsessive quest, young heroes, fish out of water, parents and children, disorder, family relations, escapades, youth, first love, overweight child ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, france, europe, england, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Lilly the Witch: The Journey to Mandolan (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Germany, Spain, Austria
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Lilli is traveling to India, to solve a mystery.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, entertaining
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: friendship, adventure, heroic mission, supernatural ability, fish out of water, daring rescue, young heroes, youth, good versus evil, danger, save the day, royal family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.8
 590
Loonies (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Loonies is a touching comedy about five psychiatric patients who are forced to exchange their familiar surroundings for an old-fashioned, impersonal institution. Partly because of the severe regime of a dreadful nurse, the five decide to escape from ...
Style: not serious, realistic, humorous, witty
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family, disorder, mental institution, mentally unstable, goofy hero, farce, silly humor, doctors and patients, fish out of water, misfit, escapades, nothing goes right ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Zenon Kar, a 13-year-old girl who lives on a space station in the year 2049, gets into some trouble and is banished to Earth. With help from some Earth friends she must find her way back.
Style: not serious, humorous
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: outer space, space station, friendship, earth, computer virus, friends, misfit, escapades, disorder, fish out of water, time travel, alien encounter ...
Time: 2040s, 21st century, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.2
 967
Pants on Fire (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Jack Parker has always skated by on his lies, especially the one about Mikey, an underprivileged (and made-up) teen who Jack "tutors"... until one day "Mikey" shows up for real, and all Jack's lies start coming true.
Style: humorous, feel good, light, captivating, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: supernatural ability, dishonesty, youth, family relations, mischievous children, parents and children, nothing goes right, boy, lie, society, life turned upside down, imaginary ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A boy witnesses his mother kissing what he believes to be is the real Santa Clause and retaliates with mischief.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, exciting, touching ...
Audience: family outing, date night, kids, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, santa claus, family gatherings, couple relations, family relations, fish out of water, couples, disorder, mischievous children, single parent, family life, parents and children ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 4.1
 902
Opposite Day (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The world goes backwards on Opposite Day. The kids become adults, and the adults become kids.
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, melancholic, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: child as adult, family, parents and children, disorder, fish out of water, switching roles, hopes, misfit, adolescence vs adulthood, siblings relations, wish come true, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Five Children and It (2004)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: France, UK, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A Psammead is 'It', an ancient, irritable, ugly sand fairy, which five children find one day in a gravel pit. As a reward for finding him, It grants the children one wish a day, the results of which will last until sunset.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, entertaining, offbeat ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: wish fulfillment, adventure, heroes, young heroes, mischievous children, youth, disorder, rivalry, supernatural, danger, parents and children, fish out of water ...
Time: year 1917, 1910s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%