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20 best shows like Home Alone (1990)

List of the best shows and series like Home Alone (1990): Zeke and Luther, A Series of Unfortunate Events, Lost in Space, Alex Rider, Baby Daddy, Henry Danger, Family Matters, Lost in Space, The Mysterious Benedict Society, The Thundermans.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genreaction, comedy, adventure, family, sport
CountryUSA
CharactersTeenagers, Family, Friends, Partners

Zeke and Luther is an American Disney XD animated sitcom about two best friends setting their sights on becoming the world's greatest skateboarders. The show stars Hutch Dano, Adam Hicks, Daniel Curtis Lee and Ryan Newman. Zeke and Luther is set in the northern part of Gilroy, California, specifically in the fictional area of Pacific Terrace, which is stated frequently throughout the series. Gilroy was also mentioned occasionally in the Disney Channel series Even Stevens, which was also created by Zeke and Luther co-creator Matt Dearborn. The episode "Bros Go Pro" was made available to download for free on iTunes in the beginning of June, two weeks before the show's television premiere. The series premiered on June 15, 2009 in the U.S.On August 2, 2010, it was announced that Zeke and Luther had been renewed for a third season which premiered on February 28, 2011. On June 18, 2011, in an interview with Deadline.com, Matt Dearborn confirmed that the show's third season would be its last. The show is currently Disney XD's longest running original series and first to make it to a third season. The one-hour series finale aired on April 2, 2012.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genrecomedy, drama, adventure, family, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:37
CharactersFamily, Childrens, Orphans
PlotAdventures
StyleSoulful, By books, Fascinating, Dynamic

The orphaned Baudelaire children face trials, tribulations and the evil Count Olaf, all in their quest to uncover the secret of their parents' death.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrefantastic, drama, adventure, family, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:57
CharactersFamily, Aliens, Robots, Childrens
PlotSurvival, Adventures
PlaceSpace
TimeFuture
StyleSpectacular, For children, Action, Twisted plot, Fascinating

After crash-landing on an alien planet, the Robinson family fights against all odds to survive and escape. But they're surrounded by hidden dangers.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, melodrama, drama, adventure, family
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersTeenagers, Spy, Heroes
PlotAdventures
StyleSpectacular

Everything changes when Alex Rider learns that his uncle Ian has actually been killed in the line of duty as a British spy. The normal teen is approached by the head of The Department and pressured to help investigate his uncle's death. Alex reluctantly assumes a new identity and goes undercover in a remote boarding school called Point Blanc.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, family
CountryUSA
Duration00:22
CharactersFamily, Childrens, Friends
StyleEasy, Touching

Baby Daddy follows Ben, a young man in his early 20s living the life of a bachelor in New York City with his buddy, Tucker, and his brother, Danny. Their lives are turned upside down when they come home one day to find a baby girl left on the doorstep by an ex-girlfriend of Ben's. After much deliberation, Ben decides to raise the baby with the help of his friends and his protective and sometimes over-bearing mother, Bonnie, and his close female friend, Riley.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genrefantastic, action, comedy, family
CountryUSA
CharactersTeenagers, Family, Superhero, Heroes, Friends
PlaceUSA
StyleEasy

When 13-year-old Henry Hart lands a job as Danger, the sidekick-in-training to superhero Captain Man, he must learn to navigate a double life balancing the challenges of 8th grade with the crazy adventures of a real-life crime fighter!

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrefantastic, comedy, drama, adventure, family
CountryUSA
CharactersFamily, Scientists
PlotFamily life, Parties
StyleUnexpected ending

A long-running dramedy centering on the Winslow family, a middle-class African American family living in Chicago, and their pesky next-door neighbor, ultra-nerd Steve Urkel. A spin-off of Perfect Strangers.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrefantastic, fantasy, comedy, adventure, family
CountryUSA
CharactersFamily, Aliens, Spy, Monsters, Scientists
PlotTime travel, Survival, Adventures, Artificial Intelligence
PlaceSpace
TimeFuture

The space family Robinson is sent on a five-year mission to find a new planet to colonise. The voyage is sabotaged time and again by an inept stowaway, Dr. Zachary Smith. The family's spaceship, Jupiter II, also carries a friendly robot who endures an endless stream of abuse from Dr. Smith, but is a trusted companion of young Will Robinson

Markimdb: 7.7
Genrecomedy, adventure, family, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersTeenagers, Childrens, Orphans
StyleBy books

Four gifted orphans are recruited by an eccentric benefactor to go on a secret mission. Placed undercover at a boarding school known as The Institute, they must foil a nefarious plot with global ramifications, while creating a new sort of family along the way.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genrefantastic, action, comedy, drama, family
CountryUSA
CharactersTeenagers, Family, Superhero, Heroes, Twins
PlaceUSA
StyleSpectacular

Meet The Thundermans, a typical suburban family that happens to have astounding superpowers. At the center of the action are the 14-year-old Thunderman twins, who share the same bathroom, the same school, and the same annoying little siblings. Their only difference? The sister is a super student with a super sunny disposition who super looks forward to being a superhero someday, and her twin brother is a super villain.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrecomedy, drama, family
CountryUSA
Duration00:22
CharactersFamily
PlotLove, Family life
PlaceUSA
StyleEasy

The series follows Vinnie Bassett, proprietor of a pop culture memorabilia store who only takes breaks to read comic books and play video games. His bachelor life comes to a halt when he assumes guardianship of his incredibly intelligent and mature nephew, Wendell. They soon find that 12-year-old Wendell may be just the parent Vinnie needs.

Markimdb: 5.2
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, drama, family
CountryUSA
CharactersTeenagers, Witches, Family, Wizards
PlotSuperpowers, Supernatural, Swimming, Jealousy

The series follows 14-year-old Emma Alonso, as she moves to Miami and her life turns upside-down. Not only does she discover that she is a witch, she also has a crush on the boy next door, Daniel. But Daniel’s ex-girlfriend Maddie, who is an 'evil witch' and leader of the school clique the 'Panthers', is still willing to fight for the boy she loves.

Markimdb: 5.2
Genrecomedy, drama, family
CountryUSA
CharactersTeenagers, Family
PlotFamily life
PlaceUSA
StyleEasy

The story of David Hobbs, who has spent the last decade playing the perfect father on one of TV’s biggest sitcoms. But when the series ends and his wife resumes her own television career, he finds himself cast in his most challenging role to date: handling the day-to-day needs of three kids who've grown accustomed to not having him around. David soon learns that playing a dad on TV is child’s play compared to the real thing.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, fantasy, drama, adventure, family
CountryUSA, Canada
CharactersFamily, Monsters
PlotSupernatural
StyleSpectacular

R. L. Stine's The Haunting Hour is a Canadian/American original anthology horror-fantasy series, with episodes each half an hour long. The series is based on The Haunting Hour: Don't Think About It Movie, and the books The Haunting Hour and Nightmare Hour anthology by R. L. Stine.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genreaction, comedy, adventure, family, short
CountryUSA

Supah Ninjas is an American action-comedy superhero series, created by Leo Chu and Eric Garcia. The series premiered as a special preview on Nickelodeon on January 17, 2011 in the United States and started airing regularly on April 16, 2011. On March 15, 2012, it was the announced that the series was renewed for a second season. The second season premiered on February 9, 2013, after a new episode of Marvin Marvin. It was announced on May 7, 2013 that the show will not be renewed for a third season.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrefantastic, fantasy, melodrama, adventure, family
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Germany
Duration06:00
CharactersFamily, Dinosaurs, Blind, Heroes, Friends
PlotAdventures
StyleSpectacular

A pair of teenage half-brothers, Karl and David Scott, are on a flight with their father on his private plane when Karl takes over the controls, so his father can fall asleep. After flying into a storm, Karl struggles, causing Frank to retake control before it crashes into the ocean. Frank saves his sons, but has trouble escaping the crashed plane as his seatbelt fails to release. Karl and David wash up on the shore of a large uncharted island. Looking for help, Karl and David meet a man named Cyrus Crabb who leads them to Waterfall City, the capital of Dinotopia, a hidden civilization where human beings and dinosaurs peacefully coexist. In fact, some of the dinosaurs, notably a neurotic, but friendly Troodon named Zippo, possess human intelligence and speak perfect English. Among the many rules in Dinotopia is the edict that, once an outsider arrives, he or she is never allowed to leave. As Karl and David prepare to take their places in their new surroundings, both boys develop a strong bond with young Marion, who is on the verge of becoming a "matriarch" of the Dinotopian society. Legend has it that their ancestors lived in an underworld that was lit by sunstones. Cyrus has been stealing artifacts and books to try and find a way off the island. Zippo discovers all the stolen items, but Cyrus knocks him out and thows him in a water canal. Meanwhile, Karl finds a Dino egg and gets sent on a mission by himself. The sun-stones keep mysteriously breaking which causes the dinos to attack. David needs to learn to conquer his fears. Unfortunately, the incursion of vicious carnivores, not to mention an unanticipated human villain, threaten to destroy Dinotopia and everyone living there.

Markimdb: 6
Genrefantastic, comedy, adventure, family
CountryUSA, Mexico
Duration00:43
CharactersChildrens

Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show is an American syndicated science fiction sitcom based on the 1989 film, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids. It expands upon the original film's concept of a shrinking experiment gone wrong to include a myriad of experiments gone awry. It debuted in first-run syndication on September 1, 1997 and ran for three consecutive seasons, concluding with the 66th episode on May 20, 2000. Peter Scolari took over the role as Wayne Szalinski, the wacky inventor in the original film, played by Rick Moranis. Each episode incorporates new technologies and digital effects to feature the family in various new adventures. The series was filmed in Calgary, Alberta, with its main studios located in Currie Barracks, a decommissioned Canadian Forces dormitory.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, melodrama, drama, adventure, family, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration00:22
CharactersTeenagers, Heroes, Friends
PlotInvestigation, Adventures, Missing people
PlaceSchool, England
StyleEasy

House of Anubis is a jointly Nickelodeon British, American, and Belgian mystery television series based on the Dutch-Belgian television series Het Huis Anubis aired in the Netherlands and Belgium. The series was created by Hans Bourlon and Gert Verhulst and premiered on Nickelodeon on New Year's Day 2011 in the United States and on 25 February 2011 in the United Kingdom. The series is the first Nickelodeon series to be filmed overseas, the first soap opera created by Nickelodeon and the channel's first soap opera aimed at children and teenagers. As of 25 February, the program will be broadcast on TeenNick. The show has since concluded its third season and as of 28 September 2013 Nickelodeon has not announced a fourth season.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, comedy, family
CountryUSA
CharactersTeenagers, Family, Friends
PlotMartial Arts, Karate
PlaceUSA

Kickin' It is an American martial arts inspired comedy television series, which debuted on June 13, 2011 on Disney XD. Created and executive produced by Jim O'Doherty, the series is rated TV-Y7 and follows the karate instructor at an under-performing martial arts academy, played by Jason Earles, and his five misfit students, played by Leo Howard, Dylan Riley Snyder, Mateo Arias, Olivia Holt and Alex Christian Jones.On September 20, 2011, Disney XD announced the series had been renewed for a second season. The show's second season premiered on April 2, 2012. Disney XD announced on November 5, 2012 that the series had been renewed for a third season and would go into production in January 2013. The third season premiered on April 1, 2013. Alex Christian Jones is not a main cast member for the third season. In August 2013, Disney XD ordered a fourth season of the series, which is scheduled to air in 2014. Olivia Holt is leaving the fourth season cast to star in the Disney Channel series I Didn't Do It.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genrecomedy, drama, family
CountryUSA
CharactersTeenagers, Family, Friends, Partners
PlaceKitchen, USA

Sam & Cat is an American teen sitcom that premiered June 8, 2013, on Nickelodeon. It is a crossover spin-off/sequel of both iCarly and Victorious. It stars Jennette McCurdy as Sam Puckett and Ariana Grande as Cat Valentine. The girls meet by chance during a bizarre adventure and become roommates, then start a babysitting business to earn extra money.

Markimdb: 8.3
Genrefantasy, comedy, drama, family
CountryUSA
CharactersFamily, Friends, Wizards
PlotTime travel, Supernatural, Magic
PlaceUSA
StyleSpectacular, By books, Fascinating, Touching, Makes me think

Kelly Quinn and her two BFF's, Darbie and Hannah, stumble upon her grandmother's mysterious cookbook in the attic and discover some far from ordinary recipes. When the Shut'em Up Shortcake silences Kelly's pesky little brother and the Healing Hazelnut Tart heals Darbie's ankle, the girls discover they have the power of magic. A single-camera live-action pilot based on the popular book.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, family, music
CountryUSA
Duration00:22
CharactersTeenagers, Family, Teachers, Friends

Aspiring singer Tori Vega navigates life while attending a performing arts high school called Hollywood Arts.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, fantasy, comedy, family
CountryCanada, USA
Duration00:22
CharactersFamily, Werewolves, Monsters, Heroes, Ghosts
PlotSupernatural, Survival
StyleAtmospheric

Anything can turn spooky in this horror anthology series based on the best-selling books by master of kid horror, R.L. Stine. In every episode, see what happens when regular kids find themselves in scary situations, and how they work to confront and overcome their fears.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genreaction, comedy, drama, adventure, family, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersTeenagers, Horses
PlaceEngland
StyleEasy

A 15-year-old from LA spends the summer at her mom's childhood home on an island off the coast of England, where she bonds with a mysterious horse.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrefantasy, comedy, drama, adventure, family, detective
CountryUSA
PlotJealousy

Mr. Roarke and his three assistants run a tropical paradise where guests come in to have their wildest dreams and fantasies come true.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genreaction, comedy, family
CountryUSA
CharactersTeenagers, Family, Spy, Robots
PlotArtificial Intelligence
PlaceUSA
StyleSpectacular

K.C. Cooper, a high school math whiz and karate black-belt, learns that her parents are spies when they recruit her to join them in the secret government agency, The Organization. While she now has the latest spy gadgets at her disposal, K.C. has a lot to learn about being a spy, including keeping her new gig a secret from her best friend Marisa. Together, K.C. and her parents, Craig and Kira, and her younger siblings, Ernie and Judy (a humanoid robot), try to balance everyday family life while on undercover missions, near and far, to save the world.

Markimdb: 8.3
Genrecomedy, drama, family
CountryUSA
CharactersTeenagers, Family, Friends, Partners, Losers
PlaceSmall towns
StyleFancy

The Adventures of Pete & Pete is an American children's television series produced by Wellsville Pictures and broadcast by Nickelodeon. The show featured humorous and surreal elements in its narrative, and many recurring themes centered on two brothers both named Pete Wrigley, and their various interactions with family, friends, and enemies.The show was created by Will McRobb and Chris Viscardi and began as minute-long shorts in 1989 that aired in between regular programs. Owing to the popularity of the shorts, five half-hour specials were made, followed by a regular half-hour series that ran for three seasons and continued in reruns until around 1999. The N aired reruns of the show between 2002–2003. The first two seasons were released on DVD in 2005; the third was planned for 2006 but was indefinitely postponed.Jason Ankeny of Allmusic called the series "the greatest children's show ever," while IGN called it "One of the most well-written kids shows ever."

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrecomedy, family
CountryUSA, Germany
CharactersTeenagers, Family, Students, Friends
PlotSurvival
PlaceSchool

The whacky adventures of Ned Bigby and his best pals Moze and Cookie at James K. Polk Middle School, as "every-kid" Ned shatters the fourth wall to share tips and tricks on navigating middle school or junior high hurdles. Ned's not super cool, and he has no superpowers. He is, however, witty, well-groomed, upbeat and self-aware. Moreover, with more than a little help from his two best friends, he's equipped to conquer middle school minefields. From crushing bullies to crushes, from off- the-wall, mean and cool teachers to pop quizzes, elections and detentions, Ned knows that nothing, including the seventh grade, is as bad as it seems, and friendship matters most.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrefantastic, comedy, drama, adventure, family
CountryUSA
CharactersSuperhero, Friends, Superhero team
PlaceHospitals, USA
StyleFascinating

"Lab Rats: Elite Force" is set in a bustling metropolis after the Mighty Med hospital is destroyed by a band of unknown super-villains. After Adam and Leo volunteer to oversee the students at Davenport's Bionic Academy, Kaz, Oliver and Skylar join forces with Chase and Bree to form a powerful elite force that combines bionic heroes and superheroes. Together, they vow to track down the villains and keep the world safe.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family
CountryUSA

Loli Aguilar is a successful bohemian woman who works as one of the executives of "Global Radio Group" the number one radio station on the west coast of the United States. As Loli's career continues to climb, she puts her love life aside, taking a backseat as she enjoys her freedom and a life without compromises. However, her life takes an unexpected turn when Mariana, her best friend, passes away from an illness and leaves everything to Loli, including the custody and care of her two children ...





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