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Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (2014)
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Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Alexander's day begins with gum stuck in his hair, followed by more calamities. Though he finds little sympathy from his family and begins to wonder if bad things only happen to him, his mom, dad, brother, and sister all find themselves living through their own terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.
Style: entertaining, humorous, touching, feel good, sweet, melancholic, not serious, semi serious, fairy tale, funny ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: family, childhood, disney, job interview, siblings relations, father son relationship, brothers, family relations, birthday party, bad luck, coming of age, friends, parents and children, mischievous children, young heroes, child's point of view, school, teenager, dysfunctional family, youth, brother sister relationship, one day, boy, farce, dog ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, usa

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Most similar movies to Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out feel good, humorous, sweet and entertaining films with plots about family, childhood, adaptation, destiny, catastrophe, mentor and dialogue mostly in Comedy, Family and Drama genres. Some movies like Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day: Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2010), Cheaper by the Dozen (2003), Parental Guidance (2012), Ramona and Beezus (2010), Princess Protection Program (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Greg Heffley is headed for big things, but first he has to survive the scariest, most humiliating experience of any kid’s life – middle school! That won’t be easy, considering he’s surrounded by hairy-freckled morons, wedgie-loving bullies ...
Style: funny, humorous, light, talky, surreal ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: middle school, teenager, childhood, child protagonist, bully, fat boy, high school life, coming of age, high school, bullying, family, peer pressure ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: guatemala, usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
96%
Cheaper by the Dozen (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The Baker brood moves to Chicago after patriarch Tom gets a job coaching football at Northwestern University, forcing his writer wife, Mary, and the couple's 12 children to make a major adjustment. The transition works well until work demands ...
Style: funny, humorous, feel good, entertaining, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: family, large family, family relations, teenager, parenthood, children, dysfunctional family, chaos, parents and children, eccentric family, nothing goes right, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, illinois, usa, manhattan new york city, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
Parental Guidance (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Artie and Diane agree to look after their three grandkids when their type-A helicopter parents need to leave town for work. Problems arise when the kids' 21st-century behavior collides with Artie and Diane's old-school methods.
Style: humorous, feel good, light, entertaining, touching ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: youth, family, kids and family, life philosophy, family bonds, punishment, family relations, technology, children, adoption, eccentric family, bully ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 50s
Place: san francisco, usa, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Ramona and Beezus (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Ramona is a little girl with a very big imagination and a nose for mischief. Her playful antics keep everyone in her loving family on their toes, including her older sister Beezus, who's just trying to survive her first year of high school. ...
Style: feel good, touching, semi serious, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, chick flick, girls' night ...
Plot: mischievous children, youth, teenager, aunt niece relationship, family relations, family life, two sisters, sibling relationship, parent child relationship, disorder, father daughter relationship, money problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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Princess Protection Program (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When an evil dictator threatens to take over the kingdom, Princess Rosalinda gets put into the Princess Protection Program. She is taken under the wing of General Joe Mason, an agent from the agency, and his daughter, Carter, who works after school ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, sexy, romantic ...
Audience: family outing, teens, pre-teens, kids, girls' night ...
Plot: teenager, high school, princess, teenage life, youth, friendship, best friend, disney, school, royal family, friends, father daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, california, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Max Keeble's Big Move (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Max Keeble, the victim of his 7th grade class, plots revenge when he learns he's moving; it backfires when he doesn't move after all.
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, entertaining, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: mischievous children, school, disney, underdog, family, friendship, happy ending, kids and family, teenager, bullying, parents and children, family relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Yours, Mine & Ours (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Admiral Frank Beardsley returns to New London to run the Coast Guard Academy, his last stop before a probable promotion to head the Guard. A widower with eight children, he runs a loving but tight ship, with charts and salutes. The kids long for a ...
Style: feel good, humorous, funny, romantic, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, teens, chick flick ...
Plot: family, large family, family relations, blended family, mischievous children, siblings relations, parents and children, children, opposites attract, family life, eccentric family, wedding ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, san francisco, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Dennis the Menace (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Mr. Wilson's ever-present annoyance comes in the form of one mischievous kid named Dennis. But he'll need Dennis's tricks to uncover a collection of gold coins that go missing when a shady drifter named Switchblade Sam comes to town.
Style: feel good, funny, humorous, not serious, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens, girls' night ...
Plot: mischievous children, problem child, family, prank, children, when the parents are away, childhood, happy ending, neighbor, nothing goes right, troublemaker, suburbs ...
Time: 90s, future, 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 5.6
 69K
Daddy Day Care (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Two men get laid off and have to become stay-at-home dads when they can't find jobs, which inspires them to open their own day-care center.
Style: humorous, entertaining, funny, not serious, scenic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, teens, preschoolers
Plot: children, mischievous children, farce, unemployment, father son relationship, fish out of water, kindergarten, goofy hero, friends, workplace situations, nothing goes right, success ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life (2016)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A quiet teenage artist Rafe Katchadorian has a wild imagination and is sick of middle school and the rules that have been put before him. Rafe and his best friend Leo have come up with a plan: break every rule in the school hand book and as you ...
Style: entertaining, light, funny, feel good, captivating ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: middle school, child protagonist, school, teenager, best friends, dream, romance, escapades, talent, children, child, against the rules ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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 118K
Paddington (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, France, USA, China
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After a deadly earthquake destroys his home in Peruvian rainforest, a young bear makes his way to England in search of a new home. The bear, dubbed "Paddington" for the london train station, finds shelter with the family of Henry and Mary ...
Style: touching, sweet, feel good, funny, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, animals, family, bear, talking animals, children, kids and family, jungle, taxidermist, childhood, adaptation, secrets ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: peru, england, united kingdom, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.7
 9K
House Arrest (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: High-schooler Grover Beindorf and his younger sister Stacy decide that their parents, Janet and Ned, are acting childishly when they decide to divorce after 18 years of marriage, so they lock them up in the basement until they'll sort out their ...
Style: feel good, humorous, light, touching, funny ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing
Plot: divorce, family, love, childhood, family relations, teenager, family problems, parents and children, couples, family life, youth, therapy ...
Time: 90s
Place: hawaii, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Harry and the Hendersons (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Returning from a hunting trip in the forest, the Henderson family's car hits an animal in the road. At first they fear it was a man, but when they examine the "body" they find it's a "bigfoot". They think it's dead ...
Style: touching, humorous, feel good, melancholic, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: bigfoot, wildlife, sasquatch, adventure, fish out of water, brothers, police investigation, mentor, happy ending, kindness, parents and children, friendship ...
Time: 80s
Place: seattle, washington state, usa, north america, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Nine Lives (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: France, China, Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A stuffy businessman finds himself trapped inside the body of his family's cat.
Style: entertaining, light, feel good, sweet, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: cat, animals, transformation, family, kids and family, switching bodies, happy ending, love, magic, saving a life, father daughter relationship, pets ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Pacifier (2005)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Disgraced Navy SEAL Shane Wolfe is handed a new assignment: Protect the five Plummer kids from enemies of their recently deceased father -- a government scientist whose top-secret experiment remains hidden in the kids' house.
Style: entertaining, humorous, feel good, funny, exciting ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: children, family, nanny, mischievous children, undercover cop, good versus evil, one against many, bodyguard, disney, fish out of water, adult child friendship, special agents ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Baby-Sitters Club (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: It's the story about seven very different best friends, and one summer that will bring them together like never before.
Style: humorous, light, feel good, semi serious, sexy ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night, chick flick, family outing ...
Plot: friendship, teenager, coming of age, nanny, camp, babysitting, children, childhood, teenage life, parents and children, nothing goes right, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 3.2
 17K
Daddy Day Camp (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Seeking to offer his son the satisfying summer camp experience that eluded him as a child, the operator of a neighborhood daycare center opens his own camp, only to face financial hardship and stiff competition from a rival camp.
Style: humorous, melancholic, absurd, not serious, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: summer camp, mischievous children, competition, family, farce, father son relationship, childhood, happy ending, colonel, family relations, buddies, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Yours, Mine and Ours (1968)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: When a widower with 10 children marries a widow with 8, can the 20 of them ever come together as one big happy family?
Style: sentimental, light, feel good, touching, funny ...
Audience: family outing, kids, date night, teens
Plot: children, doctors, adoption, childhood, sisters, family life, marriage, parenthood, unlikely friendships, stereotypes, kids and family, siblings relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, victorian era
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, War
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Nanny McPhee appears at the door of a harried young mother, Mrs. Isabel Green, who is trying to run the family farm while her husband is away at war. But once she’s arrived, Nanny McPhee discovers that the children are fighting a war of their own ...
Style: captivating, touching, humorous, surreal, colourful ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: nanny, world war two, countryside, magic, mischievous children, family, children, witch, wartime life, farm, destiny, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 20th century
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 568K
Home Alone (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Eight-year-old Kevin McCallister makes the most of the situation after his family unwittingly leaves him behind when they go on Christmas vacation. But when a pair of bungling burglars set their sights on Kevin's house, the plucky kid stands ...
Style: funny, humorous, light, not serious, exciting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, chick flick, preschoolers ...
Plot: christmas, holiday, mischievous children, home alone, family, children, youth, when the parents are away, child protagonist, home invasion, precocious child, prank ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, new york, illinois, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Jungle 2 Jungle (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: France, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Uptight New York City executive, Michael Cromwell, pursues his soon-to-be ex-wife to South America and returns home with the son he never knew he had -- a boy raised in a tribal village in Brazil. Armed with only his blowgun, the 13-year-old ...
Style: feel good, light, funny, humorous, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, teens, girls' night, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: jungle, culture clash, disney, fish out of water, adventure, eccentric family, parents and children, mischievous children, disorder, nothing goes right, childhood, teenage boy ...
Place: new york, venezuela, latin america, brazil, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Wish Upon a Star (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Seventeen-year-old Alexia Wheaton hasn't been herself lately. Neighter has her 15-year-old sister Hayley. In fact they've been each other. Alexia becomes fashion-challenged Hayley and she in turn becomes styling Alexia and the ...
Style: humorous, feel good, entertaining, funny, romantic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, kids, date night
Plot: body swapping, sisters, switching roles, high school, wish come true, teenage life, disorder, youth, family, siblings relations, sibling relationship, women ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, hawaii, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.3
 38K
Annie (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Ever since her parents left her as a baby, little Annie has led a hard-knock life with her calculating foster mother, Miss Hannigan. However, all that changes when hard-nosed billionaire and mayoral candidate Will Stacks takes her in on the ...
Style: feel good, emotional, touching, humorous, sincere ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: adoption, father daughter relationship, foster child, orphan, hopes, family, rags to riches, music, parents and children, friends, kids and family, rich and poor ...
Time: 1930s, 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, new york, harlem
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 4.4
 19K
The Shaggy Dog (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The tale of a workaholic dad-turned-dog who finds that being man's best friend shows him the most important job - being a great dad.
Style: humorous, feel good, light, semi serious, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, chick flick, teens ...
Plot: dog, family, disney, transformation, experiment gone awry, pets, divorce, human becoming an animal, parents and children, disorder, parent child relationship, family life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
3 Men and a Baby (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Three bachelors find themselves forced to take care of a baby left by one of the guy's girlfriends.
Style: light, feel good, humorous, funny, touching ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, kids, chick flick, teens
Plot: babies and infants, family, farce, custody, fish out of water, fatherhood, friendship, roommate, parents and children, life turned upside down, family problems, disorder ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 5.4
 2K
Rent-a-Kid (1995)
Genre: Drama, Family, Comedy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Harry Habert, owner of a rent office has an original idea: To rent babies from a nearby orphanage to the local families. He rents the Ward brothers to his first customers...
Style: humorous, touching, funny, light, melancholic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens
Plot: adoption, children, dog, orphan, siblings relations, mischievous children, disorder, nothing goes right, family, farce, family relations, parenthood ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Santa Clause (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Scott Calvin is an ordinary man, who accidentally causes Santa Claus to fall from his roof on Christmas Eve and is knocked unconscious. When he and his young son finish Santa's trip and deliveries, they go to the North Pole, where Scott learns ...
Style: feel good, touching, entertaining, sentimental, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, holiday, santa claus, disney, toys, family, adventure, child custody, magic, father son relationship, kids and family, toy maker ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
College Road Trip (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: When an overachieving high school student decides to travel around the country to choose the perfect college, her overprotective cop father also decides to accompany her in order to keep her on the straight and narrow.
Style: humorous, entertaining, funny, not serious, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, girls' night
Plot: road trip, disney, family, father daughter relationship, family relations, brutality, on the road, adventure, parents and children, nothing goes right, high school, teenager ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, pittsburgh, washington d.c., illinois, indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.2
 13K
Freaky Friday (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: School girl Annabel is hassled by her mother, and Mrs. Andrews is annoyed with her daughter, Annabel. They both think that the other has an easy life. On a normal Friday morning, both complain about each other and wish they could have the easy life ...
Style: funny, humorous, feel good, fairy tale, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: body swapping, disney, child as adult, childhood, women, coming of age, family, youth, mother, dysfunctional family, school, teenager ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Mr. Popper's Penguins (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Jim Carrey stars as Tom Popper, a successful businessman who’s clueless when it comes to the really important things in life...until he inherits six “adorable” penguins, each with its own unique personality. Soon Tom’s rambunctious roommates ...
Style: funny, humorous, entertaining, sweet, feel good ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, teens, pre-teens
Plot: penguins, animals, pets, bird, children, animal life, adventure, family relations, animal training, parents and children, kids and family, beautiful scenery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s, 70s, year 1978 ...
Place: antarctica, new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%