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Monkey in the Middle (2014)
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Monkey in the Middle (2014)
Genre: Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Chris has just moved to the East Coast, and already his workaholic father is encouraging him to make new friends. Luckily football (soccer) practice is starting up, and Chris meets a few kids on the team-including his cute neighbor Mara. When Mara invites Chris to help liberate some mistreated animals from the local fair, Chris accepts. They head to the fair that night, but get busted by ringleader Malick, who chases them off the grounds. It isn't until the next morning that Chris realizes Momo, a lovable little monkey, stowed away in his backpack. Not wanting to send Momo back to Malick's greedy clutches, Chris must find a way to keep him out of sight. But handling a monkey does have its perks: Mara is spending a lot of time with Chris, and Momo is even lending Chris a paw on the football field. Chris' summer is bound to have a lot of monkey business, but is it enough to drive him bananas?
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, family relations, mischievous children, youth, family, disorder, single parent, friends, animal life, coming of age
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, feel good and realistic films with plots about family, youth, family relations, friends, friendship, disorder and parents and children mostly in Family, Comedy and Drama genres. Some movies like Monkey in the Middle: How to Eat Fried Worms (2006), Coming Home for Christmas (2013), Smitty (2012), Babysitters Beware (2009), I Heart Shakey (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
How to Eat Fried Worms (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: During the first day of his new school year, a fifth grade boy squares off against a bully and winds up accepting a dare that could change the balance of power within the class.
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious, touching
Plot: bully, parents and children, friendship, contests and competitions, family, youth, rivalry, love and romance, couples, friends, family relations, underdog ...
Time: contemporary
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Coming Home for Christmas (2013)
Genre: Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Sisters Kate and Melanie haven’t spoken to each other in years since a hurtful scene at Melanie’s wedding. Their parents, Wendy and Al, have let the pain of their daughters’ absence drive a wedge between them, and their tensions have led to a ...
Style: feel good, sweet, light, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, family gatherings, family life, parents and children, family relations, family, reunion, family problems, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, eccentric family, male female relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
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100%
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Smitty (2012)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: SMITTY is a family film about a rescue dog. When life gets tough for Ben, a friendly paw is all it takes to pull him through. Mischievous thirteen-year-old Ben is sent to his grandfather's farm for the summer, where he crosses paths with a ...
Style: sincere, captivating, feel good, light, touching ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, family, family relations, pets, farm, coming of age, youth, single parent, dog, teaching the ways of the world, hopes, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2010
Place: iowa, usa
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79%
Babysitters Beware (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Seven-year-old Danny Parker is a good kid who loves his parents. But they have to go out on business dinners all the time, leaving him stuck with a sitter. It's not so bad when it's his favorite babysitter, Janelle but he also gets stuck ...
Style: humorous, feel good, captivating, light, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: family relations, nanny, when the parents are away, mischievous children, parents and children, disorder, little boy, save the day, friendship, rivalry, friends, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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I Heart Shakey (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Shakey is a family film about a 35-year-old widower named J.T. O'Neil, his precocious 10-year-old daughter and their devoted mutt Shakey. After moving from a small town to Chicago and missing the fine print in their rental contract, J.T. is ...
Style: humorous, feel good, captivating, light, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: family, family relations, parents and children, friends, pets, mischievous children, single parent, youth, family life, disorder, dog, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois, illinois
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77%
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Golden Winter (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A runaway boy befriends a pack of homeless puppies. Together, they stop a bank robbery and find a family to adopt them all.
Style: feel good, humorous, light, captivating, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: heist, crimes, youth, family, friendship, golden retriever, disorder, dog, christmas, family relations, friends, talking dog ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Merry Christmas, Drake & Josh (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: While trying to avoid an obsessed girl, rocker Drake Parker meets a young girl, who makes him promise to give her family the best Christmas ever. Later, at the Premiere's first ever Christmas party, a group of teens start to make trouble. ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, realistic
Audience: teens, kids, family outing
Plot: comedy of errors, mischievous children, nothing goes right, youth, lifestyle, family, family relations, friends, siblings relations, teenage life, step siblings, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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76%
Barney's Animal ABCs (2008)
Genre: Family
Country: USA
Duration: 56 min.
Story: Barney and his friends are playing a game and finding an animal for each letter of the alphabet, and everyone is excited to give it a try.
Style: semi serious, humorous, educational, captivating, offbeat
Audience: kids, family outing, toddlers
Plot: friendship, disorder, youth, escapades, misfit, animal life, animal that acts human, family, friends, tyrannosaurus rex, kids and family, song
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
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76%
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Hanni & Nanni 3 (2013)
Genre: Family
Country: Germany
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The Lindenhof School is expecting a busload of proper young English ladies as exchange students. The shock is great when the students turn out to be teenage boys! But while Mademoiselle Bertoux is delighted to stage “Romeo and Juliet” with real ...
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: twins, teenage love, mistaken identity, school play, family, love and romance, youth, best friends, mischievous children, disorder, fall in love, boarding school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe
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75%
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Sophie & Sheba (2010)
Genre: Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Growing up at a zoo, young ballet dancer Sophie always loved animals - but none as much as her pet elephant Sheba. When her parents are forced to sell Sheba to a travelling circus, Sophie has no choice but to runaway and join him on the road to get ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, semi serious, captivating, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, circus, teenage love, family relations, performer's life, zoo, ballet, elephant, animal life, family, teenage life, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Adventures of Bailey: Christmas Hero (2012)
Genre: Family
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: It's "Christmas time" at the Baker household, and Bailey is at it again. Worried that he will not get any presents from Santa because he's been a bad doggie, Bailey learns about a mysterious Native American Indian called the ...
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, feel good, sentimental
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: family life, friendship, hopes, getting home, siblings relations, on the road, family relations, christmas, dog, escapades, coming of age, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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75%
Isabelle Dances Into the Spotlight (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Isabelle is an inspired dancer, but when her sister and a classmate make her doubt herself, she's motivated by a ballerina to find her own way to shine. Stars Erin Pitt & Grace Davidson.
Style: humorous, sentimental, feel good, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: ballet, dancer's life, follow your dream, dance school, friendship, youth, family, family relations, friends, school, siblings relations, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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75%
The Kids Who Saved Summer (2004)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 71 min.
Story: A group of youngsters trying to save their playground from an unscrupulous developer who wants to build a factory there.
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: family relations, adventure, family, mischievous children, youth, family life, disorder, friends, factory, friendship, deception, heroes ...
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Switchmas (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: All Ira Finkelstein wants for Christmas is...Christmas. Unfortunately, his parents are sending him to Florida to be with his Grandparents. Ira's spirit soars as he manages to land in Christmas Town, USA, instead.
Style: feel good, humorous, captivating, light, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: christmas, follow your dream, disorder, mischievous children, youth, switching roles, parents and children, family relations, friends, family, hopes, holiday ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida, washington d.c.
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My Sisters Kids in the Snow (2002)
Genre: Family
Country: Denmark
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Hele familien skal på skiferie i Norge, da far brækker benet. Derfor tager onkel Erik af sted med de fem ældste børn. På færgen møder Amalie skiinstruktøren Dan og onkel Erik bliver meget søsyg. Det viser sig far har lejet en meget lille ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, feel good, light
Audience: kids, pre-teens
Plot: family relations, mischievous children, parents and children, family, youth, rivalry, disorder, when the parents are away, uninhibited rivalry, siblings relations, hotel, broken leg ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, norway, denmark
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Where Is Winky's Horse? (2007)
Genre: Family
Country: Netherlands, Belgium
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In the sequel to "Winky's Horse", 8-year old Winky looks after the horse of St Nicholas. Then one day the horse runs away.
Style: feel good, captivating, light, entertaining, touching ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: horse, escapades, friendship, family life, track down, youth, school, disorder, hopes, family relations, sinterklaas, adventure ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland, europe
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70%
Christmas Caper (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A Grinch-like thief retreats to her hometown in Connecticut after a con goes bad and gets stuck baby-sitting her niece and nephew until their parents can make it home for Christmas. She spends most of her time devising ways to even the score with ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: disorder, family life, homecoming, crime gone awry, love and romance, dishonesty, family relations, christmas, small town life, small town, youth, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, connecticut
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69%
Au Pair 3: Adventure in Paradise (2009)
Genre: Family
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The Caldwells take a family trip to Puerto Rico where their father is also securing a secret business deal, while the kids find their own paths. Eight years have passed since the events of Au Pair, and newly graduated as his high school's ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: nanny, family business, family life, parents and children, family, youth, family relations, prank, father son relationship, swimsuit, swimming pool, beach ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: puerto rico
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Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: FINN ON THE FLY is a madcap comedy filled with wild chases, mistaken identity and young romance.
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, feel good, offbeat
Audience: family outing, kids
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Father of Four: In Japanese Mode (2010)
Genre: Family
Country: Denmark
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When a Japanese family moves in next door, Per and Shin, the same age, instantly become friends. But after the boys cut school, each set of parents' blames the other, causing a rift between neighbors. What will it take for the two families to ...
Style: humorous, sincere, light, captivating, entertaining ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids
Plot: friendship, culture clash, family relations, family, youth, friends, mischievous children, disorder, parents and children, cross cultural relations, best friend, immigrants ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
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Genre: Family
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Luke Perry stars in this heartwarming "tail." Kassie, her friends and her dog, Scoot, organize a holiday fundraiser, but must protect the cash from some crooks in order to save Christmas.
Style: humorous, feel good, light, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
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Place: usa
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68%
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Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Meet nine-year old Saige, a talented artist with a passion for horses, in this modern-day story about finding your voice! Saige is excited about the new school year, until she discovers that art-her favorite class-has been cut. On top of that, her ...
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, captivating, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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68%
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Dino Dan (2010)
Genre: Family
Country: Canada
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Style: exciting, semi serious, humorous, captivating, sincere ...
Audience: family outing, kids
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A Halloween Puppy (2012)
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A boy accidentally turns his mom's boyfriend into a dog.
Style: feel good, humorous, light, captivating, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: halloween, human becoming an animal, human becomes animal, family, curses spells and rituals, youth, best friends, magic, dog, family relations, friendship, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Genre: Family
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Style: realistic, sentimental, feel good, humorous, sincere ...
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Abner, the Invisible Dog (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A bullied teen stumbles into possession of a top-secret government formula that turns his dog invisible and gives it the power of speech.
Style: feel good, humorous, light, captivating, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: dog, friendship, family, pets, suburbs, youth, birthday, invisibility, inventions and discoveries, disorder, friends, when the parents are away ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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66%
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
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Mr. Troop Mom (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Public Defender Eddie is a widower with a 13 year-old daughter, Naomi. A classic workaholic, Eddie has been M.I.A. for most of Naomi's big moments. But when an unfortunately timed accident gives Eddie the opportunity to become the "Team ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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65%
The Little Rascals Save the Day (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The Little Rascals are back in an all-new movie! Join the fun with Spanky, Alfalfa, Darla, Buckwheat, Petey the dog and the whole gang as they are up to their usual mischief! The Rascals try anything to raise the money needed to save their ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, touching, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: friends, save the day, family relations, family, gang, goofy hero, taxi, eccentric family, youth, disorder, cons and scams, pets ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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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
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65%