Movies like Boy Who Caught a Crook

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Boy Who Caught a Crook (1961)
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Boy Who Caught a Crook (1961)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: The Boy Who Caught a Crook is a 1961 childrens film about a young boy who tracks down a gangster.
Style: exciting, touching, realistic, semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: youth, adventure, heroes, family, crimes, disorder, criminal heroes, save the day, kidnapping, burglar, bank robber, puppy, boy, drifter, liar, colonel, sergeant, extortion, absent father, reward, mother son relationship, danger, 11 year old, facial scar
Time: 60s

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Most similar movies to Boy Who Caught a Crook

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out semi serious, humorous, exciting and feel good films with plots about family, heroes, adventure, danger, youth, escapades and friends mostly in Family, Adventure and Comedy genres. Some movies like Boy Who Caught a Crook: Flipper's New Adventure (1964), My Side of the Mountain (1969), Bigfoot (2009), Flipper (1963), Hildegarde, a Duck Down Under (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Flipper's New Adventure (1964)
Genre: Family, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: While widowed Porter Ricks is away at school learning to be a park ranger, his teen-aged son, Sandy, under adult supervision from a neighbor, remains at the family home in the Florida Keys with his pet dolphin, Flipper. While Po (as Porter is called ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, cult film
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: island, beach, dolphins, youth, gangsters, crimes, save the day, daring rescue, family, buddies, heroes, confined ...
Time: 60s
Place: bahamas, usa, florida
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95%
My Side of the Mountain (1969)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Film adaption of the novel by Jean Craighead George. A family movie made by Paramount Studios, the story revolves around thirteen-year old Sam Gribley (Teddy Eccles), a devotee of Thoreau, as many were back in the in 1960's. Sam decides to ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, feel good
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: survival, mountain, youth, childhood, nature, owl, wilderness, young heroes, escapades, adventurer, heroes, adventure ...
Time: 60s
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91%
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Bigfoot (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The whole family will enjoy huge laughs and giant, hairy adventures with this touching tale about a big-hearted Bigfoot. Lost in the forest, he befriends three kids, Percy, Madison and Leonard, who are determined to protect him. When two local ...
Style: feel good, captivating, entertaining, light, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: forest, friendship, rescue, adventure, friends, school, captivity, youth, bigfoot, sasquatch, rivalry, fish out of water ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 6.1
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Flipper (1963)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Many kids might say their best friend is a puppy or a pony. But for 12-year-old Sandy, the most special pet of all is the exuberant dolphin he rescues and who returns the favor by rescuing Sandy from sharks.The dolphin named Flipper first swam into ...
Style: touching, feel good, melancholic, exciting, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: dolphins, adventure, youth, family, healing power, pets, ocean, coming of age, young heroes, friendship, teenage life, children ...
Time: 80s, 60s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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Adventures of Bailey: The Lost Puppy (2010)
Genre: Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Bailey, an adorable Golden Retriever puppy, is moving! On the road trip to their new home, his family makes a stop and mistakenly leaves Bailey behind. This mischievous and playful pup sets out to find his family and stumbles across ...
Style: touching, exciting, humorous, semi serious
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: escapades, disorder, friends, family, animal life, farm, on the road, starting over, heroes, hopes, dog, children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Hildegarde, a Duck Down Under (2001)
Genre: Family, Adventure
Country: Australia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A family's adventure to save one of their own - their beloved pet duck.
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, feel good
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: youth, family relations, young heroes, adventure, heroes, rescue, pets, family life, brother brother relationship, smuggling, animals, single parent ...
Time: contemporary
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Ace Ventura Jr: Pet Detective (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: "I will try to be normal" 12-year-old Ace Ventura Jr. promises. Thats cool, except whats normal for him is finding missing mutts, kidnapped kitties or gone gators and creating hilarious chaos every step of the way.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic, saga
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, pre-teens
Plot: pets, rescue, obsessive quest, escapades, adventure, disorder, uncover truth, heroes, young heroes, amateur detective, family, private detective ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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Crystalstone (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Spain, UK, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Deserted by their father and with their mother dead, nine-year-old Pablo and his little sister Maria refuse to be separated from each other by their caretaker aunt. With a cross as their guide, they embark on a perilous, but ultimately rewarding ...
Style: exciting, touching, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: coming of age, youth, orphan, pirate, treasure hunt, adventure, escapades, heroes, supernatural ability, family, death of mother, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 20th century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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White Wolves II: Legend of the Wild (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: As a plea-bargain to clear their school records, a group of misfit teens ventures into the majestic but unforgiving wilderness to help a young naturalist save the vanishing wolves. After they encountered unexpected incident, they are aided by the ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: animals, wilderness, misfit, friends, animal life, family life, teenage life, heroes, adventurer, adventure, family, survival ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Mountain Family Robinson (1979)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A family goes "back to nature" by homesteading in the Colorado Rockies.
Style: realistic, semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: survival, youth, nature, family relations, wilderness, animals, animal life, heroes, adventure, family, escapades, countryside ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Ace Wonder: Message from a Dead Man (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ace Wonder is a 10-year-old detective, struggling to find a storyline for his latest novel. When his path tangles with Derek Morton, a simple family mystery becomes a very real case of corporate espionage, scientific discovery, and one coldblooded ...
Style: semi serious, captivating, exciting, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: youth, boy hero, adventurer, uncover truth, riddles and clues, investigation, save the day, amateur detective, young heroes, parents and children, family business, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Air Buddies (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Here’s the delightful tale of teamwork and adventure your whole family will love! Air Bud is the proud father of five adorable puppies - the hip-hopping B-Dawg, lovely Rosebud, mellow Buddha, dirt-loving Mudbud, and the big fella Budderball - with ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, touching
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: puppy, dog, family, golden retriever, pets, friendship, partners, adventure, buddies, disorder, heroic mission, odd couple ...
Time: 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
The Dog Who Saved Easter (2014)
Genre: Family
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: It's Easter and everyone's favorite K-9 is back! The Bannisters are heading out on a family cruise and sending Zeus to doggie day care. Everything is going according to plan, until the daycare's crosstown rival hires a trio of crooks ...
Style: humorous, captivating, light, entertaining, feel good ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: dog, cons and scams, rivalry, save the day, family, crimes, easter, kindergarten, criminal heroes, heroes, danger
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Magic of the Golden Bear: Goldy III (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When a sly magician casts a spell so that he can buy Goldy, the last Golden Bear, Jesse runs away with her pet. Hiding deep in the heart of the forest, the youngster meets a 'Ghostman' who believes all animals should be free.
Style: exciting, semi serious, humorous, touching, offbeat
Audience: family outing
Plot: animal life, wilderness, adventure, family, orphan, heroes, rivalry, escapades, bear, circus, girl, gold rush ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Benji (1974)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Benji is a stray who has nonetheless worked his way into the hearts of a number of the townspeople, who give him food and attention whenever he stops by. His particular favorites are a pair of children who feed and play with him against the wishes ...
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, sentimental, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: dog, animal actor, kidnapping, friendship, rescue, adventure, family, hostage, runaway, betrayal, greed, obsession ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Sam Steele and the Junior Detective Agency (2009)
Genre: Family
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: 13-year-old Sam Steele Jr. forms his own private detective agency to emulate his father, Des Moines detective Sam Steele, and helps track down a jewel thief.
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: youth, young heroes, heroes, amateur detective, investigation, save the day, adventure, best friends, escapades, family, family relations, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Famous Five 3 (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Family
Country: Germany, Thailand
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In their third cinema adventure the Famous Five are searching for a pirate treasure...
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: friends, adventure, best friends, youth, save the day, escapades, family, heroes, friendship, brother brother relationship, talking parrot, teenager ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Charlie, the Lonesome Cougar (1967)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: A heartwarming Disney classic in which a cougar, who was rescued as a cub and raised by a group of loggers in the Pacific Northwest, reverts back to his natural instincts, leading to hilarious (and dangerous) consequences.
Style: feel good, dark fantasy, humorous, unusual plot structure, intense ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: disney, cougar, friendship, wilderness, family, adventure, animals, runaway, redemption, talking animals, transformation, destiny ...
Time: 60s
Place: washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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In Desert and Wilderness (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: Poland
Duration: 111 min.
Story: When 15 year old Stas Tarkowski and 9 year old Nel Rawlinson are kidnapped by rebels fighting for the great Arab leader - the Mahdi - their fathers desperately organize a search party. But the Mahdi uprising is spreading rapidly across North Africa ...
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, realistic, atmospheric ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: kidnapping, child in peril, wilderness, survival, self discovery, confined, adventure, desert, siblings relations, heroes, family, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sudan, north africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Kid Colter (1985)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A Boston boy escapes from spies and survives in the wild with tricks from his mountain-man father.
Style: semi serious, exciting
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: child in peril, wilderness, father son relationship, boy, youth, mountain, kidnapping, survival, parents and children, family, espionage, adventure ...
Time: 80s
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Effects of Magic (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: "The effects of magic begin with misdirection, the rest is in the hands of the magician." Roody, son of a great and absentee magician, runs a costume company with his slightly eccentric mother. But his pet rabbit (who narrates the story) ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, touching, twists and turns, humorous
Audience: family outing
Plot: magic, family, adventure, heroes, prodigy, criminal heroes, amateur detective, pets, wizards and magicians, family relations, parents and children, siblings relations ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Crocodiles (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Ten-year-old Hannes, growing up with his young, poor and single mother wants to join the coolest gang in the area, the Vorstadtkrokodile. When the ‘entry test’ goes wrong, Hannes’s life is saved by Kai, who is desperate to join too but is ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, entertaining, captivating ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: adventure, friendship, suburban life, street gang, heroes, family, buddies, best friends, teenage life, youth, witnessing a crime, amateur detective ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
K-9 Adventures: Legend of the Lost Gold (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Kassie and her friends stumble across an old, broken pocket watch they begin an unexpected journey to unlock the secret of the legendary Garrison Gold. They'll have to solve riddles and follow clues to find the lost treasure. With the help ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, feel good, captivating, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, treasure hunt, escapades, best friends, young heroes, pets, youth, journey, friendship, dog, rivalry, christmas ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Little Heroes (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Harry Burton is going to fly to Washington DC to testify against his former employer, which could hardly hurt the whole tobacco industry. For two days, Harry and his wife Shelly have let their kid Charlie alone in the big house, only with their maid ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, feel good
Audience: family outing
Plot: kidnapping, when the parents are away, isolation, child as adult, save the day, pets, family, domestic disturbance, young heroes, crimes, good versus evil, dog ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: An all-new Disney holiday classic is born - Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups. Starring a brand-new litter of the cutest talking pups ever - Hope, Jingle, Charity, and Noble - it's perfect for the whole family. When Mrs. Claus travels to Pineville, ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, touching, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: dog, santa claus, christmas, family relations, adventure, family gatherings, pets, youth, family, disorder, stowaway, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Santa Buddies (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When Puppy Paws (the fun-loving son of Santa Paws) gets bored, he finds Budderball on Santa's naughty list and figures he's just the dog to show him how to be an ordinary pup. When the magical Christmas Icicle starts to melt however, and ...
Style: feel good, fairy tale, sweet, light, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: dog, christmas, santa claus, adventure, save the day, holiday, hopes, owner dog relationship, disney, happy ending, pets, christmas present ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Two-Bits & Pepper (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Comedy about idiotic (the two can't even add 1+1) kidnappers, both played for unknown reasons by Joe Piscopo, who capture two young girls and hold them for ransom. However, in "Home Alone" fashion, the two girls make fools of the two ...
Style: semi serious, humorous
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: horse, rescue, kidnapping, youth, girl horse relationship, friendship, escape, hostage, friends, animal life, disorder, adventure ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Mystery Monsters (1997)
Genre: Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Tommy has just joined the cast of the top-rated kids' show, "Captain Mike's Mystery Monsters," and is anxious to find out just how the special effects crew gets the monsters to work. Imagine his surprise when he discovers ...
Style: exciting, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: monster, youth, puppet, rivalry, family, save the day, evil alien, escapades, adventure, space and aliens, heroes, superhuman powers ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Famous Five 2 (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Family
Country: Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: For their bicycle tour to Catmoor, the friends Julian, Dick and Anne, their cousin Georgina, called George, and her dog Timmy have long looked forward to. But the camping holiday in the countryside ends with the kidnapping of Dick, confuse the two ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, light, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, friends, young heroes, investigation, heroes, family, crimes, escapades, kidnapping, youth, best friends, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Against the Wild (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The action-packed feature film tells the dramatic tale of two siblings and their Alaskan Malamute, who must make an emergency landing when their small plane has engine problems. They find themselves in a beautiful but potentially dangerous natural ...
Style: sentimental, serious, exciting, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: family outing
Plot: youth, adventure, survival, family problems, escapades, missing child, pets, wilderness, coming of age, dog, nature, childhood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%