When the parents are away movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant when the parents are away movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out humorous, realistic, feel good, semi serious, entertaining and cult film films and TV shows about / with when the parents are away, youth, family, disorder, family relations, coming of age, child, adventure, mischievous children and teenager plots mostly in Comedy, Family and Adventure genres shot in USA, Canada, UK and other countries.
when the parents are away
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when the parents are away movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as when the parents are away: Project X (2012), Home Alone (1990), Leave It to Beaver (1997), Dennis the Menace (1993), Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992), Zathura: A Space Adventure (2005), The Girl (2009), Uncle Buck (1989), The Giants (2011), Babysitters Beware (2009).

List of when the parents are away movies

 6.6
 212K
Project X (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Three high school seniors throw a party to make a name for themselves. As the night progresses, things spiral out of control as word of the party spreads.
Style: ridiculous, teen sex comedy, funny, humorous, not serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: high school, party, teenager, youth, when the parents are away, adolescence, friends, teenage life, student, sex, popularity, buddies ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 80s
Place: california, new jersey, usa, los angeles, pasadena california
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 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 ...
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Leave It to Beaver (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Cleavers are an all-American family living in Ohio - wise father Ward, loving mother June, teen-age son Wally and 8-year-old "Beaver" Theodore. Beaver hopes to get a bike as a gift from his father and to please him tries out for his school ...
Style: humorous, melancholic, semi serious, feel good, sexy ...
Audience: kids, teens, pre-teens, family outing, girls' night
Plot: family, when the parents are away, family relations, happy ending, family life, parents and children, prank, child as adult, high school life, fish out of water, friendship, nothing goes right ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 50s
Place: ohio, usa
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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
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Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Instead of flying to Florida with his folks, Kevin ends up alone in New York, where he gets a hotel room with his dad's credit card—despite problems from a clerk and meddling bellboy. But when Kevin runs into his old nemeses, the Wet Bandits, ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, humorous, funny, exciting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: holiday, christmas, adventure, children, home alone, snow, mischievous children, young heroes, trap, homeless, luxury hotel, robbery ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, florida, chicago illinois, miami ...
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Zathura: A Space Adventure (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: After their father is called into work, two young boys, Walter and Danny, are left in the care of their teenage sister, Lisa, and told they must stay inside. Walter and Danny, who anticipate a boring day, are shocked when they begin playing Zathura, ...
Style: exciting, intense, semi serious, captivating, futuristic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, chick flick, girls' night ...
Plot: adventure, robot, space travel, board game, alien, family, sibling rivalry, brother brother relationship, game, stranded, youth, when the parents are away ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: usa
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 6.7
 2K
The Girl (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Sweden
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Story of a ten-year-old girl left alone in her house in the summer of 1981.
Style: serious, touching, sincere, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: youth, friends, coming of age, childhood, countryside, friendship, introspection, peer pressure, regret, home alone, when the parents are away, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: sweden, europe, africa, eastern europe
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 7.0
 97K
Uncle Buck (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: As an idle, good-natured bachelor, Uncle Buck is the last person you would think of to watch the kids. However, during a family crisis, he is suddenly left in charge of his nephew and nieces. Unaccustomed to suburban life, fun-loving Uncle Buck soon ...
Style: humorous, feel good, funny, touching, light ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, girls' night
Plot: childhood, teenager, parents and children, when the parents are away, happy ending, unlikely friendships, fish out of water, respect, uncle nephew relationship, mischievous children, child care, siblings relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: wisconsin, california, chicago illinois, usa
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 6.6
 2K
The Giants (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Belgium, France, Luxembourg
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Brothers Danny and Zak, 15 and 13 & 3/4 are spending the summer in their deceased grandfather's house, waiting in vain for their mother, who is otherwise busy, and running low on cash. To make some money they decide to rent out the ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, touching, feel good, semi serious ...
Plot: friendship, youth, teenager, brother brother relationship, teenage life, coming of age, drug dealer, self discovery, adolescence vs adulthood, when the parents are away, friends, rebellion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium, europe
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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, parents and children, mischievous children, little boy, disorder, youth, save the day, friendship, rivalry, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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The Spy Next Door (2010)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Former CIA spy Bob Ho takes on his toughest assignment to date: looking after his girlfriend's three kids, who haven't exactly warmed to their mom's beau. And when one of the youngsters accidentally downloads a top-secret formula, ...
Style: feel good, humorous, ridiculous, sweet, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: mischievous children, spy, martial arts, cia agent, children, secret agents, child spy, family, single parent, nanny, cia, adventure ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, usa
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My Sister's Kids Home Alone (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: Denmark
Duration: 79 min.
Story: My sisters kids are home alone
Style: humorous, funny, light, captivating, feel good ...
Audience: kids
Plot: youth, siblings relations, parents and children, when the parents are away, mischievous children, family relations, uninhibited rivalry, rivalry, family, disorder, coming of age, children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, europe
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Drake & Josh Go Hollywood (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: When Drake and Josh accidentally send their little sister Megan on a plane to L.A., they soon find themselves in the middle of a dangerous situation.
Style: humorous, semi serious, entertaining, feel good, realistic
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: nothing goes right, teenage life, youth, family relations, when the parents are away, siblings relations, cons and scams, prank, on the road, good versus evil, children, hollywood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: colorado, los angeles
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Bratz Kidz: Sleep-Over Adventure (2007)
Genre: Animation, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: When a new girl in the neighborhood, named Ginger, invites Jade, Cloe, Sasha, Yasmin and Meagan over to her house for a sleep-over, the girls happily accept the invitation to make a new friend. They have fashion shows and lots of fun stuff. But ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, feel good, exciting
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, fashion, teenage life, adventure, escapades, family, best friends, youth, lifestyle, when the parents are away, friends, disorder ...
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You're Sleeping Nicole (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Making the most of the family home while her parents are away, 22-year-old Nicole is enjoying a peaceful summer with her best friend Véronique. But when Nicole’s older brother shows up with his band to record an album, the girls’ friendship is ...
Style: humorous, stylized, semi serious, realistic, atmospheric ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: music band, friendship, battle of the sexes, friends, family relations, when the parents are away, siblings relations, coming of age, heat wave, rock band, summer, melancholy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, quebec
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 4.5
 548
Step Dogs (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 82 min.
Story: When a pampered Hollywood pooch is sent up to North to live with a wise cracking farm-mutt, all leashes are off.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, witty
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: talking dog, dog, youth, family, family life, farce, family relations, crimes, kidnapping, when the parents are away, siblings relations, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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Home Alone: The Holiday Heist (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: 8-year-old Finn who is terrified to learn his family is relocating from sunny California to Maine in the scariest house he has ever seen! Convinced that his new house is haunted, Finn sets up a series of elaborate traps to catch the “ghost” in ...
Style: realistic, not serious, feel good, humorous, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, youth, heroes, family in danger, privacy invasion, family, family relations, siblings relations, when the parents are away, young heroes, mischievous children, crime gone awry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine, usa
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Treeless Mountain (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, South Korea
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In Seoul, Korea, two sisters must look after each other when their mother leaves them to search for their estranged father.
Style: psychological, sincere, serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: youth, single parent, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, family in crisis, when the parents are away, sister sister relationship, children, single mother, grandmother granddaughter relationship, aunt niece relationship, child's point of view ...
Time: contemporary
Place: seoul
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 5.7
 24K
The Hole (2009)
Genre: Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After moving into a new neighbourhood, brothers Dane & Lucas and their neighbour Julie discover a bottomless hole in the basement of their home. They find that once the hole is exposed, evil is unleashed. With strange shadows lurking around ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, semi serious, stylized, suspense ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: basement, good versus evil, youth, supernatural, little brother, mystery, nightmare comes true, small town, young heroes, disorder, escapades, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa
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The Challenge (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The Challenge is an action adventure/adventure comedy. Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen play estranged twins with very opposite personalities. Lizzie is very focused and driven, while Shane is more relaxed, but concerned about the environment. Both girls ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic, touching
Audience: family outing, chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: twins, adventure, twin sister, ambition, teenage life, contests and competitions, rivalry, youth, island, family life, when the parents are away, love interest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
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 4.8
 216
Mr. Christmas (2004)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 56 min.
Story: A young father struggling to make ends meet on a Depression-era salary can't afford to buy his 5-year-old daughter what she's expecting Santa Claus to bring her for Christmas. The surprise, uplifting ending is guaranteed to put even the ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, realistic, touching
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: christmas, youth, family, road not taken, obnoxious boss, ghost, hopes, family relations, disorder, parents and children, miraculous event, boss and employee ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 2.5
 36K
Home Alone 4 (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
TV show
Story: Kevin McCallister's parents have split up. Now living with his mom, he decides to spend Christmas with his dad at the mansion of his father's rich girlfriend, Natalie. Meanwhile robber Marv Merchants, one of the villains from the first two ...
Style: feel good, humorous, light, captivating, sincere ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, home alone, prank, family relations, mischievous children, family, save the day, crime gone awry, crimes, young heroes, when the parents are away, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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Kevin & Perry Go Large (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: When stubborn, spotty Kevin and his equally hopeless best friend Perry go on holiday to the party island Ibiza, they see it as their big chance to become superstar club DJs and, more importantly, to lose their virginities. But they aren't ...
Style: feel good, humorous, not serious, realistic, sex comedy ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: youth, misfit, disorder, sexual humor, nothing goes right, lifestyle, teenage life, looking for sex, teenage love, grownups, longing, coming of age ...
Time: 90s
Place: ibiza, europe, spain
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Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A high school slacker pretends to be sick to skip school and have an exciting day off alongside his girlfriend and his best buddy through Chicago, while trying to outwit his obsessive school principal and his unconformited sister along the way.
Style: feel good, light, funny, entertaining, humorous ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night, family outing, chick flick ...
Plot: coming of age, high school, teenager, friendship, teacher, school, teenage boy, skipping school, one day, teenage girl, teenage angst, love ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, california, illinois
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 5.2
 4K
My Tutor (1983)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: High school senior Bobby Chrystal fails his French class, which will block him from entering Yale. His rich, authoritarian father hires an attractive 29-year-old to tutor Bobby over the summer and help him pass a make-up exam. While Bobby's ...
Style: sexual, teen sex comedy, humorous, light, sex comedy ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, teachers and students, teacher student sex, teenager, coming of age, tutor, older woman teenage boy relationship, cheerleading, lust, looking for sex, teenage life, youth ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, france
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Ernest Saves Christmas (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When Santa Claus decides to retire and pass on his magic bag of Christmas surprises to a new Saint Nick, he enlists the aid of a hilarious assortment of characters. A perky teen runaway and hapless taxi driver Ernest P. Worrell must convince a ...
Style: humorous, light, melancholic, surreal, intense ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, holiday, family, magic, unlikely friendships, violence, save the day, prank, mischievous children, family relations, misfit, partners ...
Time: future, 80s, year 1988
Place: orlando florida
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Unaccompanied Minors (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Five disparate kids snowed in at the airport on Christmas Eve learn some lessons about friendship when they launch a bid to get back to their families and outsmart a disgruntled airport official who wants to keep them grounded.
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: christmas, adventure, when the parents are away, disorder, fish out of water, multiple storylines, children, family, stupidity, christmas eve, snow, holiday ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: hawaii, pennsylvania, iowa
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The Three Investigators and the Secret of Skeleton Island (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Mystery
Country: Germany, South Africa
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In "The Three Investigators and The Secret of Skeleton Island" the cult detective trio from Rocky Beach, California, fall into a breath-taking mixture of adventure, thriller and mystery. Only by a hairs-breadth did they escape with their ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, feel good, captivating, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: ancient mystery, youth, investigation, adventure, amateur detective, treasure hunt, legend, partners, mystery, save the day, escapades, island ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa, south africa, cape town south africa
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 5.3
 3K
Saving Santa (2013)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: UK, USA, India
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A lowly stable elf finds that he is the only one who can stop an invasion of the North Pole by using the secret of Santa's Sleigh, a TimeGlobe, to travel back in time to Save Santa - twice.
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, fairy tale, not serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: christmas, santa claus, reindeer, adventure, save the day, fish out of water, escapades, disorder, time travel, when the parents are away, heroes, family ...
Time: contemporary
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 5.0
 704
Remote (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: When Randy (Chris Carrara), is forced to stash his remote control toys in a model home, he stumbles across the hideout of three prison escapees. With the use of his remote control toys, Randy manages to apprehend the three fugitives.
Style: semi serious, humorous
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: youth, prodigy, when the parents are away, family relations, runaway, goofy hero, young heroes, prank, heroes, crimes, nothing goes right, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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