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: adventure, crimes, family, heroes, danger, criminal heroes, disorder, save the day, burglar, kidnapping, bank robber, puppy, boy, drifter, liar, extortion, absent father, sergeant, facial scar, reward, colonel, 11 year old, mother son relationship
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, adventure, heroes, escapades, danger, friends and youth 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), Two-Bits & Pepper (1995), Bigfoot (2009), Flipper (1963). 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: suspenseful, realistic, semi serious, exciting
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: island, beach, dolphins, social differences, friendship, ocean, ocean or sea, animal life, captivity, family in danger, isolation, kidnapping ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: bahamas, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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: realistic, serious, feel good, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: mountain, survival, wilderness, family, heroes, danger, youth, family relations, disorder, friends, self discovery, human spirit ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
Two-Bits & Pepper (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
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: humorous, semi serious
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: rescue, kidnapping, friendship, horse, adventure, goofy hero, crimes, family, chases and races, pets, criminal heroes, heroes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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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, entertaining, captivating, light, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: rescue, adventure, friendship, friends, captivity, school, danger, youth, in the woods, sasquatch, rivalry, animal life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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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, exciting, melancholic, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: dolphins, adventure, healing power, family, animal life, friendship, young heroes, teenage life, youth, danger, pets, father son relationship ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 80s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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: touching, feel good, humorous, semi serious
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family relations, young heroes, adventure, heroes, rescue, pets, youth, danger, family life, brother brother relationship, smuggling, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective Jr. (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: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: escapades, adventure, rescue, obsessive quest, danger, disorder, uncover truth, family, pets, private detective, heroes, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Mountain Family Robinson (1979)
Genre: Family, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A family goes "back to nature" by homesteading in the Colorado Rockies.
Style: semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, wilderness, survival, heroes, escapades, mountain, catastrophe, animal life, family, adventure, danger, countryside ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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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: kids, family outing
Plot: pirate, orphan, treasure hunt, family, supernatural ability, adventure, escapades, heroes, danger, drunkard, gem, captain ...
Time: 1900s
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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: realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: family outing
Plot: misfit, wilderness, adventurer, youth, rescue, heroes, family, escapades, danger, adventure, mountain, animal life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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: captivating, exciting, semi serious, realistic, twists and turns ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: boy hero, adventurer, riddles and clues, uncover truth, investigation, young heroes, save the day, amateur detective, youth, danger, parents and children, family business ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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: semi serious, exciting, touching, humorous, offbeat
Audience: family outing
Plot: adventure, family, rivalry, heroes, escapades, wilderness, animal life, orphan, animals, bear, barefoot, gold rush ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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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: semi serious, humorous, touching, feel good
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: puppy, pets, golden retriever, family, partners, adventure, buddies, animal life, friendship, odd couple, daring rescue, youth ...
Time: 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: touching, feel good, humorous, semi serious, sincere ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: santa claus, dog, christmas, adventure, family relations, stowaway, family, disorder, youth, friends, pets, animal life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ 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: humorous, semi serious, captivating, feel good, exciting ...
Audience: kids
Plot: save the day, young heroes, adventure, investigation, heroes, amateur detective, best friends, youth, danger, family, escapades, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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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, touching, sentimental, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: rescue, hostage, animal actor, kidnapping, friendship, dog, family, adventure, family relations, disorder, longing, animal life ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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, semi serious, touching, entertaining, humorous ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, wilderness, cougar, pets, orphan, adventure, family, mountain, family life, social differences, danger, mischievous children ...
Time: 60s
Place: washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.7
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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: exciting, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: mountain, wilderness, kidnapping, survival, heroes, adventure, danger, escapades, confined, family, espionage, parents and children ...
Time: 80s
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Santa Buddies (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
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, sweet, light, fairy tale, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: christmas, santa claus, adventure, dog, save the day, hopes, pets, holiday, christmas movie, owner dog relationship, christmas present, best friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: family outing, kids
Plot: adventure, suburban life, suburbs, friendship, heroes, buddies, best friends, youth, teenage life, family, witnessing a crime, amateur detective ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, realistic, atmospheric, captivating ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: kidnapping, wilderness, survival, reunion, self discovery, confined, adventure, danger, siblings relations, desert, escapades, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north africa, sudan, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: twists and turns, humorous, touching, feel good, semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: heroes, pets, adventure, criminal heroes, family, heroic mission, siblings relations, parents and children, reunion, amateur detective, prodigy, family relations ...
⇓ 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, entertaining, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, treasure hunt, escapades, best friends, young heroes, youth, pets, journey, friendship, rivalry, friends, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, friends, young heroes, investigation, danger, heroes, youth, escapades, family, crimes, best friends, kidnapping ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: semi serious, exciting
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: family, escapades, danger, heroes, superhuman powers, save the day, imaginary, evil alien, adventure, space and aliens, rivalry, disorder ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Million Dollar Kid (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Comedy, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The Hunter family has hit the jackpot--scoring a winning 50 million dollar lottery ticket! But when the ticket is lost on the way to cashing it in, the Hunters face overwhelming obstacles in chasing down the ticket before it is stolen by some ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, touching, realistic
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: family relations, disorder, adventure, nothing goes right, family, mischievous children, race against time, dog, lottery, lottery ticket, family life, down on your luck ...
Time: 90s
⇓ 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: exciting, serious, realistic, sentimental, suspenseful
Audience: family outing
Plot: survival, adventure, escapades, danger, missing child, youth, family problems, wilderness, pets, cave, salmon, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Castle Rock (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Left alone in the wilderness after her grandfather suffers a heart attack, a teenage girl is befriended by a mysterious drifter. Soon, she finds herself on the adventure of her life when her new acquaintance turns out to be a fugitive from justice ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting, captivating
Audience: family outing
Plot: wilderness, desert, adventure, survival, teenage life, rebelliousness, youth, danger, escapades, wanted, wanted man, family ...
Time: 90s
Place: arizona, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Jungle Book: Mowgli's Story (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Told from Mowgli's point of view, it's the story of how a boy became a mancub and a mancub became a man.
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: rescue, jungle, heroes, dangerous animal, mischievous children, adventure, young heroes, escapades, family, coming of age, child in peril, animal life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Ride a Wild Pony (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Scott, a poor farm boy, is given a wild pony from a wealthy ranch owner's herd to ride to and from school. Scott and his pony soon become an inseparable team, until one day the pony suddenly disappears. Soon after, the ranch owner's ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, realistic
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: farm, school, horse, pony, adventure, rise and fall, rescue, family, alcohol abuse, legends and myths, death in the family, disability ...
Time: 1910s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%