Movies like The Canterville Ghost

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The Canterville Ghost (1986)
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The Canterville Ghost (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young American couple inherits an English castle, only to find that it is haunted by the spirit of a disgraced ancestor, doomed to stay on the estate because of his cowardice. The only way he can escape is if one of his descendants performs an heroic act, something he intends to get the husband to do.
Style: humorous, semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: ghost, supernatural, haunted house, family, heroes, supernatural ability, love and romance, hopes, danger, chaos and mayhem, curses spells and rituals, redemption, escapades, palaces castles and temples, destiny, afterlife, school, student, spider, friendship, chess, train, castle, cold, cemetery ...
Place: england

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Most similar movies to The Canterville Ghost

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, feel good and melancholic films with plots about family, supernatural, disorder, adventure, family relations, ghost and redemption mostly in Fantasy, Family and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Canterville Ghost: Casper (1995), The Scream Team (2002), Ghost Dad (1990), When Good Ghouls Go Bad (2001), The Haunted Mansion (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Canterville Ghost (1996)
Genre: Family, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When a teenaged girl moves to England, with her brothers and parents into the ancient Canterville Hall, she's not at all happy. Especially as there's a ghost and a mysterious re-appearing bloodstain on the hearth. She campaigns to go back ...
Style: semi serious, captivating
Audience: family outing
Plot: ghost, redemption, friendship, haunted house, curse, girl, prank, palaces castles and temples, estate, curses spells and rituals, teenage life, family ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 109K
Casper (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Furious that her late father only willed her his gloomy-looking mansion rather than his millions, Carrigan Crittenden is ready to burn the place to the ground when she discovers a map to a treasure hidden in the house. But when she enters the ...
Style: feel good, humorous, sweet, light, touching ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: ghost, halloween, friendship, afterlife, supernatural, haunted house, danger, mischievous children, friends, family, life after death, young heroes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: new england, usa, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Scream Team (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Eccentric Frank Carlyle ran a horror shop in small-town Steeple Falls, which takes pride in and profit from its Halloween traditions. Frank's widower grandson Richard grudgingly returns there from Boston with his own kids, bright Ian and bratty ...
Style: scary, exciting, humorous, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: ghost, afterlife, small town, haunted house, horror for children, redemption, supernatural, imaginary, young heroes, curses spells and rituals, family, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 4.4
 7K
Ghost Dad (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Elliot Hopper is a widower with three children, he is currently working on a deal. It seems like his wife illness was very costly and this deal could put them out of the red. However he gets into a cab that is driven by a maniac, and Elliot crashes ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, entertaining, light, scary ...
Audience: kids
Plot: afterlife, ghost, supernatural, parents and children, family life, laboratory, parent child relationship, death, single father, scientist, happy ending, justice ...
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
When Good Ghouls Go Bad (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Family
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In October of 1981, Curtis Danko, the creepy kid from the small town of Walker Falls, was killed in a mysterious accident. He left behind a warning to the town: "If you ever have another Halloween again, I will return and destroy you all!" ...
Style: feel good, humorous, captivating, light, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: halloween, horror for children, small town, supernatural, mischievous children, ghost, afterlife, disorder, danger, back from the dead, heroic mission, adventure ...
Place: usa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Haunted Mansion (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: gothic, humorous, not serious, entertaining, scary ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: haunted house, ghost, reincarnation, magic, supernatural, family vacation, workaholic, family relations, estate, disorder, danger, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Charley and the Angel (1973)
Genre: Family, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Charley is a workaholic family man that finds out from an angel that his "number's up" and he will be dying soon so he tries to change his ways and be a better husband and father with the time he has left.
Style: semi serious, humorous, offbeat, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: redemption, miraculous event, afterlife, going straight, couples, human spirit, love and romance, gangsters, hopes, unfulfillment, family, generosity ...
Time: 30s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 3.5
 581
Elf-Man (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An Elf is left behind by Santa to help rescue the Harper family from a lousy Christmas. The Elf and the family get more than they bargained for, as the kids help the Elf discover his special powers and true identity as a budding superhero.
Style: exciting, feel good, humorous, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: imaginary, miraculous event, wish come true, supernatural ability, hopes, escapades, heroes, disorder, family relations, supernatural, danger, rescue ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Blackbeard's Ghost (1968)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Peter Ustinov stars as the eponymous wraith, who returns to Earth to aid his descendant, elderly Elsa Lanchester (Stowecroft). The villains want to kick Lanchester and her friends out of their group home so that they can build a crooked casino. Good ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, light, funny ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: pirate, witch, island, college, ghost, gambling, coach, family, curses spells and rituals, goofy hero, escapades, heroes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Boy Who Cried Werewolf (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A Californian family inherits a castle in Romania. This is especially exciting to the son, who is obsessed with monsters. And he is not disappointed.
Style: exciting, semi serious, suspenseful, humorous
Audience: teens, kids, pre-teens
Plot: werewolf, palaces castles and temples, vampire, supernatural, danger, siblings relations, deadly creature, family relations, curses spells and rituals, superhuman powers, save the day, estate ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: romania, usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.8
 8K
High Spirits (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When Peter Plunkett's Irish castle turned hotel is about to be repossesed, he decides to spice up the attraction a bit for the 'Yanks' by having his staff pretend to haunt the castle. The trouble begins when a busload of American ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, entertaining, funny ...
Plot: supernatural, ghost, romance, supernatural romance, fall in love, disorder, castle, haunted house, love and romance, cons and scams, palaces castles and temples, spirit ...
Time: 18th century, 1930s, 80s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
A Carol Christmas (2003)
Genre: Family, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A Carol Christmas follows the basic plot of "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens, but the story has been modernized. The traditional "Scrooge" character is a talk show host named Carol.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, redemption, supernatural, family relations, friends, disorder, hollywood, ghost, hopes, road not taken, family, starting over ...
Place: beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Oh, God! You Devil (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: George Burns is back as God, but oops, here he is as Satan, too. A young rock star is ready to sell his soul to Satan, and Satan is all too happy to oblige. Oops! Seems the fellow was watched over by God as a baby, so now the almighty and his ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, touching, melancholic ...
Plot: rivalry, deal with the devil, supernatural, religions or cults, disorder, switching roles, musician's life, imaginary, hopes, artists and showbiz, miraculous event, belief in god ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, las vegas, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 2.5
 380
Quigley (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: William Byron Hillman's family comedy Quigley stars Gary Busey as a cold-hearted billionaire. Early in the film he dies. After dying, he learns that he will only get into heaven if he learns lessons about compassion and selflessness. In order ...
Style: offbeat, semi serious, humorous
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: supernatural, redemption, custody, odd couple, impossible love, pets, supernatural romance, partners, family life, animal life, disorder, eccentric family ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
A Simple Wish (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Murray is a male fairy godmother, and he is trying to help 8-year-old Anabel to fulfil her "simple wish" - that her father Oliver, who is a cab driver, would win the leading role in a Broadway musical. Unfortunately, Murray's magic ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, offbeat, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: magic, fairy godmother, family, vengeance, follow your dream, curses spells and rituals, nothing goes right, down on your luck, mischievous children, hopes, heroes, imaginary ...
Place: nebraska, new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Devil and Max Devlin (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When Max dies in an accident, he goes straight to hell. But the devil Barney makes him an offer: if he manages to get three innocent youths to sell him their souls in the next two months, he may stay on earth. Max accepts, and returns to earth, ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, melancholic, scary ...
Audience: kids
Plot: redemption, bus, disney, family, destiny, wish come true, hopes, right hand man, supernatural, afterlife, devil, happy ending ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Castle Ra-Tim-Bum (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Brazil
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A young wizard must create new spells in his magic book before the planets align. His uncle and aunt, powerful mages themselves, help him achieve that. Based on the award-winning Brazilian TV series.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, exciting
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family, heroes, supernatural ability, escapades, young heroes, adventure, curses spells and rituals, imaginary, save the day, danger, youth, supernatural ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 4.9
 212
My Ghost Dog (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Dog's ghost returns to help boy win a custody battle, fight bullies and find his loving but shy step-dad a nice girlfriend.
Style: exciting, feel good, touching, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: preschoolers, family outing
Plot: heroes, family, supernatural ability, friends, family relations, wizards and magicians, blind ambition, adventure, danger, rescue, invisibility, disorder ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 6.5
 2K
Little Ghost (1997)
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: Romania, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: While on location in a spooky Italian villa with his Hollywood big-shot mom and her dorky boyfriend, twelve-year-old Kevin befriends a Renaissance-era girl ghost who helps him cause unrest on the set.
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, sentimental
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: ghost, friendship, youth, disorder, palaces castles and temples, sleazy, family relations, friends, supernatural, hopes, parents and children, misfit ...
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.5
 235K
Beetlejuice (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Thanks to an untimely demise via drowning, a young couple end up as poltergeists in their New England farmhouse, where they fail to meet the challenge of scaring away the insufferable new owners, who want to make drastic changes. In desperation, the ...
Style: gothic, dark humor, witty, surreal, offbeat ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: afterlife, ghost, haunted house, supernatural, psychic, teenage girl, goth, life after death, surrealism, heaven and hell, possession, obsessive quest ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new england, usa, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Christmas Cupid (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Sloan is beautiful, stylish, and on the fast track to success at her public relations firm. After her client Caitlin ends up in a coma and becomes her own personal ghost of Christmas past, present, and future; she finds out first hand that her ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, humorous, semi serious
Audience: girls' night, family outing
Plot: ghost, christmas, road not taken, hopes, true love, introspection, lovers reunited, self discovery, couples, love and romance, family, redemption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
My Brother the Pig (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: If you act like an animal, you just may become one!
Style: humorous, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: nanny, family life, teenage life, animal life, disorder, mischievous children, curses spells and rituals, family, youth, danger, family relations, prank ...
Place: mexico, europe, france, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Dirt Bike Kid (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When his mother sends Jack off with money to buy groceries, he comes home with a magic supercharged dirt bike instead. His mother is furious, but when Jack uses the magic bike to save the local hot dog stand from the clutches of corrupt big ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: save the day, adventure, teenage life, heroic mission, wizards and magicians, family relations, friends, social relations, rivalry, supernatural, motorcycle race, young heroes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Magic Christmas Tree (1964)
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A boy is given a ring by an old witch, he uses the ring to bring upon a magic Christmas that grants him 3 wishes.
Style: offbeat, humorous
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: supernatural, hopes, family, wish come true, adventure, escapades, curses spells and rituals, imaginary kingdom, imaginary, disorder, youth, thanksgiving ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.8
 81K
Hocus Pocus (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After 300 years of slumber, three sister witches are accidentally resurrected in Salem on Halloween night, and it us up to three kids and their newfound feline friend to put an end to the witches' reign of terror once and for all.
Style: humorous, light, fairy tale, sweet, offbeat ...
Audience: date night, kids, teens
Plot: witch, halloween, supernatural, magic, wizards and magicians, immortality, teenage life, witches, danger, resurrection, potion, disorder ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1993, 1700s, 1990s ...
Place: massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Return to Halloweentown (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: exciting, humorous, feel good, semi serious
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: halloween, college, witch, skeleton, genie, magic, youth, danger, wizards and magicians, adventure, curses spells and rituals, heroic mission ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 4.9
 244
Monster Makers (2003)
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Monster Makers is based on Tim Stoker's experience as a Monster movie geek. The monsters in an old non released movie come out of the movie and Tim and his friends in the real world must find a way to stop the monsters.
Style: scary, semi serious, humorous, offbeat
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: adventure, curses spells and rituals, young heroes, escapades, save the day, supernatural ability, deadly creature, parents and children, family, family relations, supernatural, disorder ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Little Vampire (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany, Netherlands, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: feel good, humorous, entertaining, melancholic, offbeat ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: vampire, family, friendship, horror for children, vampire hunter, escapades, supernatural, siblings relations, heroes, imaginary, small town life, child protagonist ...
Time: 80s
Place: scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
A Haunted House (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A spoof of all the "found-footage/documentary style" films released in recent years.
Style: humorous, not serious, absurd, funny, satirical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, haunted house, domestic disturbance, danger, parody, couple relations, supernatural, disorder, nothing goes right, stupidity, seance, farce ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2012
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Charlotte's Web (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Germany, Australia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Wilbur the pig is scared of the end of the season, because he knows that come that time, he will end up on the dinner table. He hatches a plan with Charlotte, a spider that lives in his pen, to ensure that this will never happen.
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, feel good, sentimental ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, pig, survival, rescue, spider, family, friends, uncle, grass, spring, barn, animals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1930s
Place: usa, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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