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 light films and TV shows about / with when the parents are away, youth, family relations, family, disorder, mischievous children, siblings relations, farce, life philosophy and destiny plots mostly in Comedy, Family and Adventure genres shot in USA, Canada, Sweden 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), Zathura: A Space Adventure (2005), Leave It to Beaver (1997), Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992), Unaccompanied Minors (2006), Dennis the Menace (1993), Holiday in the Sun (2001), Babysitters Beware (2009), The Spy Next Door (2010).

List of when the parents are away movies

 6.6
 189K
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: humorous, not serious, realistic, funny, ridiculous ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: party, teenager, drugs/alcohol, when the parents are away, youth, friends, popularity, buddies, student, looking for sex, teenage life, adolescence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, pasadena california, new jersey
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 7.6
 491K
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: humorous, not serious, light, funny, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: christmas, mischievous children, family, holiday, when the parents are away, child protagonist, home invasion, kids and family, youth, neighbor, danger, young heroes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s, 90s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, america, paris france, illinois ...
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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, semi serious, humorous, intense, suspenseful ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, pre-teens, horror for children
Plot: space travel, board game, outer space, adventure, astronaut, when the parents are away, getting home, family, danger, stranded, robot, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, future
Place: usa
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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: feel good, semi serious, humorous, melancholic, football movie ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: when the parents are away, family relations, family, family life, parents and children, prank, mischievous children, nothing goes right, child as adult, fish out of water, friendship, high school life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 50s, 1990s
Place: ohio, usa
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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, exciting, not serious ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: christmas, adventure, holiday, children, home alone, danger, mischievous children, family, when the parents are away, young heroes, trap, robbery ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, florida, chicago illinois, miami ...
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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, not serious, funny ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: adventure, christmas, disorder, when the parents are away, fish out of water, christmas eve, airport, youth, child as adult, christmas tree, happy ending, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: pennsylvania, iowa, hawaii
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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, not serious, humorous, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids, preschoolers, teens ...
Plot: mischievous children, prank, family, when the parents are away, friendship, nothing goes right, children, neighbor, suburbs, criminal, runaway, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s, future
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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Holiday in the Sun (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Sisters Alex and Madison are whisked away to the Bahamas for winter break but soon find themselves crossing paths with a man smuggling stolen artifacts.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: twin sister, mischievous children, teenage life, youth, family, family relations, friends, school, when the parents are away, rivalry, smuggling, exotic island ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: bahamas, usa, hawaii, caribbean
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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, mischievous children, parents and children, disorder, little boy, save the day, friendship, rivalry, youth, family ...
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, exciting, realistic, not serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: mischievous children, secret agents, nanny, martial arts, children, family relations, child spy, undercover, single parent, family, hand to hand combat, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, hong kong
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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, feel good, entertaining, realistic
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: nothing goes right, family relations, when the parents are away, youth, prank, siblings relations, teenage life, cons and scams, on the road, good versus evil, airport, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colorado, los angeles
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 6.7
 1K
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: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: countryside, childhood, coming of age, introspection, adolescence vs adulthood, when the parents are away, friendship, friends, youth, hopes, young girl, home alone ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: europe, sweden, eastern europe, africa
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 6.0
 3K
Twin Sitters (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An evil business executive (played by George Lazenby), is releasing dangerous toxins and the Barbarian Brothers set out to stop his evil work.
Style: feel good, humorous, not serious, sincere, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: twins, mischievous children, child abduction, crimes, when the parents are away, bodybuilding, babysitting, working undercover, brothers, identical twins, nanny, monster truck ...
Time: 90s
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Adventures in Babysitting (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When plans with her boyfriend fall through, high school senior Chris Parker ends up babysitting the Anderson kids, Brad and Sara. What should be a quiet night in, however, turns into a series of ridiculous exploits, starting when they leave the ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, witty, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids, girls' night
Plot: nanny, criminal gang, one night, adventure, playboy magazine, car theft, friendship, nothing goes right, rescue, youth, on the run, danger ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: chicago illinois, usa, california
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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, atmospheric, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: music band, friendship, siblings relations, when the parents are away, family relations, friends, battle of the sexes, twentysomething life, strong female presence, best friends, summer, melancholy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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 4.6
 461
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: realistic, semi serious, witty, humorous
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: family, family life, kidnapping, farce, family relations, youth, crimes, siblings relations, when the parents are away, talking dog, dog, 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: feel good, humorous, realistic, not serious, light ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: heroes, family in danger, christmas, family, privacy invasion, family relations, siblings relations, youth, when the parents are away, mischievous children, nothing goes right, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine, usa
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 7.0
 86K
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, semi serious, touching, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: fish out of water, respect, mischievous children, parents and children, when the parents are away, siblings relations, child care, profanity, family relations, golf, uncle nephew relationship, backfire ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, california
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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: sincere, psychological, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: single parent, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, when the parents are away, family in crisis, youth, sister sister relationship, single mother, little girl, grandmother granddaughter relationship, child protagonist, child's point of view ...
Time: contemporary
Place: seoul
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 5.7
 22K
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, stylized, semi serious, psychological
Audience: teens
Plot: basement, supernatural, good versus evil, danger, mystery, youth, nightmare comes true, little brother, small town, young heroes, family in danger, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa
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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: not serious, humorous, realistic, light, feel good
Audience: kids, pre-teens
Plot: family relations, mischievous children, parents and children, when the parents are away, uninhibited rivalry, siblings relations, disorder, youth, family, rivalry, hotel, snow ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, norway, denmark
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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, humorous, feel good, touching, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: twins, twin sister, adventure, island, competition, teenage life, ambition, youth, contests and competitions, rivalry, family life, when the parents are away ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
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 4.8
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Mr. Christmas (2005)
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: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, touching
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: family, youth, road not taken, family life, family relations, disorder, ghost, hopes, obnoxious boss, when the parents are away, parents and children, miraculous event ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 2.6
 33K
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, sincere, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: family relations, home alone, child in peril, crimes, crime gone awry, family, save the day, prank, mischievous children, young heroes, parents separation, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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 6.7
 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: touching, sentimental, humorous, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: drug dealer, friendship, teenager, self discovery, teenage life, adolescence vs adulthood, rebelliousness, rebellion, youth, on the road, when the parents are away, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, europe
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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: humorous, feel good, not serious, sexy, realistic ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: youth, misfit, disorder, looking for sex, teenage love, teenage life, lifestyle, nothing goes right, coming of age, sexual relations, becoming an adult, longing ...
Time: 90s
Place: ibiza, spain, europe
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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, humorous, semi serious, offbeat, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen comedy, kids, girls' night
Plot: suprisingly clever, coming of age, friendship, high school, generation gap, skipping school, family relations, when the parents are away, teacher, teenage life, independence, car theft ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois, united states, california
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 5.3
 3K
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, humorous, semi serious, realistic, light ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, teachers and students, tutor, looking for sex, teen sex comedy, teenage life, youth, high school, love and romance, coming of age, high school life, when the parents are away ...
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, not serious, feel good, light, melancholic ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, teens, family outing
Plot: christmas, holiday, family, family relations, save the day, prank, mischievous children, when the parents are away, fish out of water, misfit, goofy hero, nothing goes right ...
Time: 80s, year 1988
Place: orlando florida
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 5.9
 13K
Jessie (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: An idealistic teen from rural Texas embarks on the adventure of a lifetime when she decides to leave behind starry nights for big city lights. Thrilled to be on her own and determined not to be intimidated by New York City, she accepts a job as ...
Style: feel good, humorous, light, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: nanny, mischievous children, butler, family relations, teenage girl, family, workplace, foster child, large family, wealth, school, little girl ...
Time: 2010s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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