Movies like Air Bud 1997

A young boy and a talented stray dog with an amazing basketball playing ability become instant friends. Rebounding from his father's accidental death, 12-year-old Josh Framm moves with his family to the small town of Fernfield, Washington. The new kid in town, Josh has no friends and is too shy to try out for the school basketball team. Instead he prefers to practice alone on an abandoned court, he befriends a runaway golden retriever named Buddy. Josh is amazed when he realizes that Buddy loves basketball...that is playing basketball...and he is GOOD! Josh eventually makes the school team and Buddy is named the Team Mascot. Josh and Buddy become the stars of halftime. Buddy's half-time talent draws media attention. Unfortunately, when Buddy's mean former owner, Norm Snively, comes along with a scheme to cash in on the pup's celebrity, it looks like they are going to be separated.

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1 Inspector Gadget 1999

John Brown is a bumbling but well-intentioned security guard who is badly injured in an explosion planned by an evil mastermind. He is taken to a laboratory, where Brenda, a leading robotics surgeon, replaces his damaged limbs with state-of-the-art gadgets and tools. Named "Inspector Gadget" by the press, John -- along with his niece, Penny, and her trusty dog, Brain -- uses his new powers to discover who was behind the explosion.

Genres:

Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family

Director:

David Kellogg

Writers:

Andy Heyward (characters), Jean Chalopin (characters) | 5 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
4.1

2 George Of The Jungle 1997

After Baby George survives a plane crash in the jungle, he is rescued and then adopted by a wise ape. Years later, grown-up George saves a US noble woman, Ursula Stanhope while she is on a safari—and takes her to the jungle to live with him. While Ursula's lover continues his search for Ursula and the one who took her, George slowly learns the rules of human relationships.

Genres:

Adventure, Comedy, Family, Romance

Director:

Sam Weisman

Writers:

Jay Ward (characters), Dana Olsen (story) | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
5.4

3 The Haunted Mansion 2003

Workaholic Jim Evers and his wife/business partner, Sara get a call one night from mansion owner, Edward Gracey wants to sell his house. Once the Evers family arrive at the mansion a butler takes them to dine with Gracey. Gracey takes one look at Sara and he thinks she's his lost lover.

Genres:

Thriller, Fantasy, Comedy, Family, Mystery

Director:

Rob Minkoff

Writer:

David Berenbaum

Country:

United States of America
5

4 Aladdin And The King Of Thieves 1996

Legendary secrets are revealed as Aladdin and his friends—Jasmine, Abu, Carpet and, of course, the always entertaining Genie—face all sorts of terrifying threats and make some exciting last-minute escapes pursuing the King Of Thieves and his villainous crew.

Genres:

Adventure, Animation, Family

Director:

Tad Stones

Writers:

Mark McCorkle (screenplay by), Robert Schooley (screenplay)

Country:

United States of America
6.4

5 Free Willy 1993

When maladjusted orphan Jesse vandalizes a theme park, he is placed with foster parents and must work at the park to make amends. There he meets Willy, a young Orca whale who has been separated from his family. Sensing kinship, they form a bond and, with the help of kindly whale trainer Rae Lindley, develop a routine of tricks. However, greedy park owner Dial soon catches wind of the duo and makes plans to profit from them.

Genres:

Family, Adventure, Drama

Director:

Simon Wincer

Writers:

Keith Walker (story) (as Keith A. Walker), Keith Walker (screenplay) (as Keith A. Walker) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

France, United States of America
6

6 Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey 1993

Remake of the popular Disney classic, this time featuring some well known voices as two dogs and a cat trek across America encountering all sorts of adventures in the quest to be reunited with their owners.

Genres:

Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family

Director:

Duwayne Dunham

Writers:

Sheila Burnford (novel), Caroline Thompson (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
6.9

7 Big Fat Liar 2002

Fourteen-year-old Jason Shepherd has a reputation for stretching the truth. So, when big-time Hollywood producer Marty Wolf steals his class paper and turns it into a smash movie, no one believes Jason's latest tall tale! On a cross-country adventure to set the record straight, Jason and best friend Kaylee devise a high-tech plan to squeeze the truth out of Wolf.

Genres:

Comedy, Family

Director:

Shawn Levy

Writers:

Dan Schneider (story), Brian Robbins (story) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
5.4

8 The Little Vampire 2000

Based on the popular books, the story tells of Tony who wants a friend to add some adventure to his life. What he gets is Rudolph, a vampire kid with a good appetite. The two end up inseparable, but their fun is cut short when all the hopes of the vampire race could be gone forever in single night. With Tony's access to the daytime world, he helps them to find what they've always wanted.

Genres:

Family, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

Director:

Uli Edel

Writers:

Angela Sommer-Bodenburg (novel), Karey Kirkpatrick (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

Germany, Netherlands, United States of America
5.7

9 Jungle 2 Jungle 1997

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 Mimi-Siku discovers that the world outside his jungle home is indeed a strange place.

Genres:

Comedy, Family

Director:

John Pasquin

Writers:

Hervé Palud (earlier screenplay Un indien dans la ville), Thierry Lhermitte (earlier screenplay Un indien dans la ville) | 4 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
5.2

10 The Rugrats Movie 1998

Tommy faces responsibility when Dil, his new baby brother, is born. As with all newborns, the child becomes a bane to Tommy and the rest of his gang. They decide to return Dil to where he came from, the hospital, but they get lost along the way. Can they find their way home and can Tommy and Dil learn to get along?

Genres:

Animation, Family, Comedy

Country:

United States of America
5.9

11 Pixel Perfect 2004

Samantha's band, the Zettabytes, is meeting with little success, so her friend Roscoe uses his knowledge of technology designed by his father to create a holographic lead singer, Loretta Modern. The band instantly becomes successful, but Samantha begins to feel alienated, Roscoe discovers feelings for Samantha, and Loretta struggles with individuality.

Genres:

TV Movie, Family, Science Fiction, Comedy

Director:

Mark A.Z. Dippé

Writers:

Alan Sacks (story), Neal Shusterman (story) | 1 more credit »
5.7

12 Smart House 1999

Ben Cooper and his family struggling to get a grip on household chores, school and work. Ben is the family caretaker. So when Ben sees that a Smart House is being given away, he enters the competition as often as he can. The family wins the house (named Pat). After moving in Pat's personality begins to radically change, the family starts to resent her.

Genres:

TV Movie, Drama, Family, Science Fiction, Fantasy

Director:

LeVar Burton

Writers:

William Hudson (as William R. Hudson), Stu Krieger

Country:

United States of America
6.3

13 Racing Stripes 2005

Shattered illusions are hard to repair -- especially for a good-hearted zebra named Stripes who's spent his life on a Kentucky farm amidst the sorely mistaken notion that he's a debonair thoroughbred. Once he faces the fact that his stark stripes mark him as different, he decides he'll race anyway. And with help from the young girl who raised him, he just might end up in the winner's circle.

Genre:

Comedy

Director:

Frederik Du Chau

Writers:

David Schmidt (story), Steven P. Wegner (story) | 3 more credits »

Countries:

United States of America, South Africa
5.2

14 Dennis The Menace 1993

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.

Genres:

Family, Comedy

Director:

Nick Castle

Writers:

Hank Ketcham (characters), John Hughes

Country:

United States of America
5.6

15 Snow Dogs 2002

When a Miami dentist inherits a team of sled dogs, he's got to learn the trade or lose his pack to a crusty mountain man.

Genres:

Adventure, Comedy, Family

Director:

Brian Levant

Writers:

Jim Kouf (screenplay), Tommy Swerdlow (screenplay) | 4 more credits »

Countries:

Canada, United States of America
5.2

16 Blank Check 1994

Bullied by his siblings and nagged by his parents, 11-year-old Preston is fed up with his family -- especially their frugality. But he gets his chance to teach them a lesson when a money-laundering criminal nearly bulldozes Preston with his car and gives the boy a blank check as compensation. Preston makes the check out for $1 million and goes on a spending spree he'll never forget. Maybe now, his family will take him seriously!

Genres:

Comedy, Family

Director:

Rupert Wainwright

Country:

United States of America
5.3

17 Zenon: Girl Of The 21st Century 1999

Zenon Kar, a 13-year-old girl who lives on a space station in the year 2049, gets into some trouble and is banished to Earth. With help from some Earth friends she must find her way back.

Genres:

Adventure, Comedy, Family, TV Movie

Director:

Kenneth Johnson

Writers:

Marilyn Sadler (book), Roger Bollen (book) | 1 more credit »
6.4

18 Return To Halloweentown 2006

As Halloweentown prepares to celebrate its 1,000th anniversary, Marnie Piper and her brother Dylan return to Witch University, where trouble is in session from the Sinister Sisters and from someone who's plotting to use Marnie's powers for evil.

Genres:

Family, Fantasy, Comedy, TV Movie

Director:

David Jackson (as David S. Jackson)

Writers:

Max Enscoe (teleplay), Annie DeYoung (teleplay) | 3 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
5.6

19 Halloweentown II: Kalabar's Revenge 2001

The Cromwell clan live in the real world, except for their grandmother who lives in Halloweentown, a place where monsters go to escape reality. But now the son of the Cromwells' old enemy Kalabar has a plan to use the grandmother's book to turn Halloweentown into a grey dreary version of the real world, while transform the denizens of the real world into monsters.

Genres:

Adventure, Family, Fantasy, TV Movie

Director:

Mary Lambert
6.5

20 The Thirteenth Year 1999

A teen learns that his birth mother is a mermaid after he begins to grow fins and slimy scales on his thirteenth birthday.

Genres:

TV Movie, Adventure, Comedy, Family

Director:

Duwayne Dunham

Writers:

Jenny Arata (story), Robert L. Baird (teleplay) | 2 more credits »
6

21 Don't Look Under The Bed 1999

A girl calls on her brother's imaginary friend to banish a mischievous boogeyman who has framed her for his pranks.

Genres:

TV Movie, Drama, Family

Director:

Kenneth Johnson
6.9

22 Halloweentown 1998

On her 13th birthday, Marnie learns she's a witch, discovers a secret portal, and is transported to Halloweentown — a magical place where ghosts and ghouls, witches and werewolves live apart from the human world. But she soon finds herself battling wicked warlocks, evil curses, and endless surprises.

Genres:

Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, TV Movie

Director:

Duwayne Dunham

Writers:

Paul Bernbaum (story), Paul Bernbaum (teleplay) | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6.8

23 Passport To Paris 1999

Sent to Paris to visit their grandfather, the twins fall in love with France, not to mention two French boys.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama, Family

Director:

Alan Metter

Country:

United States of America
5.3

24 Yours, Mine And Ours 2005

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 permanent home. Helen North is a free spirit, a designer whose ten children live in loving chaos, with occasional group hugs. Helen and Frank, high school sweethearts, reconnect at a reunion, and it's love at first re-sighting. They marry on the spot. Then the problems start as two sets of kids, the free spirits and the disciplined preppies, must live together. The warring factions agree to work together to end the marriage.

Genres:

Comedy, Family, Romance

Director:

Raja Gosnell

Writers:

Ron Burch (screenplay), David Kidd (screenplay) | 4 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
5.5