Movies like The Canterville Ghost

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The Canterville Ghost (1986)
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The Canterville Ghost
Genre: Family, Comedy, 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: haunted house, ghost, palaces castles and temples, supernatural ability, afterlife, family, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, redemption, chaos and mayhem, destiny, danger, escapades, heroes, hopes, love and romance, brandy, human skeleton, gym, ghost hunter, young girl, staircase, yelling for help, stepmother stepdaughter relationship, coat ...
Place: england
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The Jim Henson Hour
Comedy, Family, Fantasy
USA
48 min.
 8.4
Little Ghost
Family, Fantasy
Romania, USA
90 min.
 8.0
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out semi serious, humorous, feel good and light films with plots about family, danger, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, imaginary, adventure and disorder mostly in Fantasy, Family and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Canterville Ghost: Blackbeard's Ghost (1968), A Simple Wish (1997), The Scream Team (2002), When Good Ghouls Go Bad (2001), Elf-Man (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Canterville Ghost
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, family, redemption, friendship, haunted house, curses spells and rituals, estate, youth, palaces castles and temples, supernatural, afterlife, girl ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe
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System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
Blackbeard's Ghost
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: feel good, semi serious, humorous, light, funny ...
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Plot: family, island, witch, gambling, pirate, swashbuckler, ghost, college, hotel, ghosts, young heroes, friendship ...
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A Simple Wish
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: fairy tale, feel good, semi serious, humorous, offbeat ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: magic, family, witch, vengeance, mischievous children, kids and family, children, dog, supernatural ability, revenge, fantasy world, witches ...
Place: nebraska, usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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    User:   86%
 
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The Scream Team
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: semi serious, humorous, scary, exciting
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: ghost, afterlife, family, rescue, haunted house, curses spells and rituals, small town, supernatural, young heroes, redemption, danger, imaginary ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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    User:   64%
 
When Good Ghouls Go Bad
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: semi serious, humorous, feel good, scary
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Plot: ghost, afterlife, factory, family, danger, small town, supernatural, zombie, mischievous children, curses spells and rituals, small town life, deadly ...
Place: minnesota, usa
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Elf-Man
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: semi serious, humorous, feel good, exciting
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: save the day, family, wish come true, heroes, hopes, imaginary, supernatural, disorder, supernatural ability, rescue, miraculous event, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   61%
    User:   70%
 
Castle Ra-Tim-Bum
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, semi serious, humorous, exciting
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: supernatural ability, adventure, palaces castles and temples, young heroes, save the day, family, curses spells and rituals, wizards and magicians, imaginary, youth, family relations, supernatural ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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Casper: A Spirited Beginning
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A prequel to the first animated/live-action Casper feature, Casper: A Spirited Beginning introduces the friendliest ghost you'll ever know and explains how Casper met and befriended the other ghouls at Applegate Manor. After being stranded, ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: ghost, fish out of water, mischievous children, supernatural ability, family, adventure, young heroes, friendship, rescue, father son relationship, single father, teacher student relationship ...
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    User:   69%
 
The Boy Who Cried Werewolf
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: semi serious, humorous, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: pre-teens, teens, kids
Plot: family, danger, werewolf, youth, disorder, estate, deadly creature, vampire, palaces castles and temples, superhuman powers, ancient mystery, save the day ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: romania, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   60%
    User:   72%
 
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Hocus Pocus
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, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, kids, teens
Plot: magic, halloween, witches, sisters, immortality, supernatural, children, disorder, teenage life, vengeance, transformation, potion ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 17th century, 1700s
Place: massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   63%
 
Charley and the Angel
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, feel good, humorous, touching, offbeat ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: redemption, afterlife, hopes, family relations, family, gangsters, going straight, human spirit, miraculous event, love and romance, supernatural, unfulfillment ...
Time: 30s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   48%
 
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Ghost Dad
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, scary, entertaining, light ...
Audience: kids
Plot: afterlife, supernatural, destiny, ghost, laboratory, single father, hospital, kids and family, family, ghosts, parents and children, death ...
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   63%
 
Kids of the Round Table
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Set in modern times, Alex finds King Arthur's sword Excalibur and must prove himself worthy of it.
Style: humorous, stylized, semi serious, feel good, offbeat ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: adventure, family, palaces castles and temples, young heroes, magic, curses spells and rituals, heroic mission, time travel, kids and family, legends and myths, good versus evil, dialogue ...
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    User:   51%
 
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My Ghost Dog
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: feel good, semi serious, humorous, exciting, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers
Plot: family life, family relations, ghost, family, supernatural ability, adventure, blind ambition, rescue, wizards and magicians, animal life, danger, heroes ...
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System:   49%
    User:   50%
 
Return to Halloweentown
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: semi serious, humorous, feel good, exciting
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: college, curses spells and rituals, halloween, university, danger, family, escapades, heroes, adventure, imaginary, mysterious character, skeleton ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   41%
 
Casper Meets Wendy
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When a warlock threatens Wendy the Good Little Witch, she and her aunts hide out at a resort where Casper the Ghost is vacationing with his uncles. Although Casper and Wendy are told ghosts and witches don't get along, the two are kindred ...
Style: humorous, semi serious
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: ghost, resort, mischievous children, family, supernatural ability, young heroes, adventure, friendship, rescue, afterlife, curses spells and rituals, imaginary kingdom ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   42%
 
Oh, God! You Devil
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: semi serious, humorous, feel good, touching, melancholic ...
Plot: god, devil, switching roles, miraculous event, religion, life philosophy, happy ending, religions or cults, musician's life, artists and showbiz, redemption, family ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   40%
 
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Casper
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, sweet, sentimental, light, touching ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, haunted house, ghost, family, afterlife, mischievous children, life & death, unlikely friendships, single father, family bonds, friends who live together, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new england, usa, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   44%
 
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A Carol Christmas
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: feel good, semi serious, humorous
Audience: family outing
Plot: redemption, hollywood, hopes, family, disorder, ghost, starting over, christmas, road not taken, family relations, supernatural, friends ...
Place: beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   43%
 
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Pinocchio
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Italy
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Roberto Benigni adapts the classic children's tale by Carlo Collodi for the big-budget family-oriented comedy Pinocchio.
Style: stylized, semi serious, humorous, feel good, surreal ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: family, parents and children, miraculous event, adaptation, fish out of water, escapades, imaginary, youth, nose, disorder, obsessive quest, friendship ...
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   45%
 
 8.0
 2K
Little Ghost
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, sentimental, feel good
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: ghost, mischievous children, family, palaces castles and temples, youth, family relations, disorder, friendship, supernatural, young heroes, parents and children, hopes ...
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   40%
 
Dragonheart: A New Beginning
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: When Geoff, an orphaned stable boy (Chris Masterson), discovers Drake (voice of Robby Benson), the world's last living dragon, he realizes that his dream of becoming a knight in shining armor can now come true. Together, they soon face ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, stylized, surprise ending
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, teens, kids
Plot: martial arts, adventure, anti heroes, supernatural ability, daring rescue, rescue, family, curses spells and rituals, heroic mission, kingdom, friendship, knight ...
Time: middle ages
Place: dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   47%
 
A Kid in King Arthur's Court
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, Hungary, UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A Southern California kid named Calvin Fuller is magically transported to the medieval kingdom of Camelot through a crack in the ground caused by an earthquake. Once there, he learns he was summoned by the wizard Merlin, who needs Calvin to save ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, touching, clever ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens, date night
Plot: time travel, adventure, family, king arthur, magic, baseball, young heroes, friendship, medieval, childhood, cinderella story, culture clash ...
Time: middle ages, future
Place: california, usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   36%
 
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A Chinese Ghost Story III
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Having slept for a century, the monstrous Tree Devil is now awaken and starts finding lost souls again. One stormy night, a wise High Priest and his student Fong pass by the Orchid Temple and realize that it is haunted. Fong encounters two evil ...
Style: semi serious, atmospheric, stylized, exciting, tense
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: ghost, martial arts, adventure, master villain, romance, palaces castles and temples, master warrior, supernatural romance, curses spells and rituals, heroic mission, legends and myths, good versus evil ...
Place: asia, china, ancient china
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   43%
 
 6.9
 10K
Halloweentown
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: semi serious, humorous
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, teens, kids
Plot: halloween, mischievous children, adventure, supernatural ability, young heroes, family, warlock, witch, magic, save the day, curses spells and rituals, good versus evil ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   38%
 
My Brother the Pig
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: If you act like an animal, you just may become one!
Style: semi serious, humorous
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: mischievous children, family life, youth, family, family relations, disorder, nanny, ghost, prank, curses spells and rituals, teenage life, animal life ...
Place: europe, france, mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   44%
 
Little Monsters
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young boy is scared of the monster under his bed. He asks his 6th grade brother to swap rooms for the night as a bet that the monster really exists. Soon the brother becomes friends with the monster and discovers a whole new world of fun and games ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, offbeat, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: family, monster, adventure, friendship, mischievous children, children, monsters, young heroes, curses spells and rituals, mentor, wish come true, fish out of water ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   34%
 
Christmas Cupid
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: semi serious, feel good, sentimental, humorous
Audience: family outing, girls' night
Plot: introspection, family, self discovery, hollywood, hopes, love and romance, ghost, supernatural, christmas, redemption, true love, lovers reunited ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   33%
 

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The Shaggy D.A.
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Wilby Daniels, a successful lawyer running for District Attorney, suddenly finds himself being transformed into an English sheepdog. Somehow he has to keep his change a secret and find just what is causing it, all the while eluding the local dog ...
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Time: 70s
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System:   35%
    User:   41%
 
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Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: God contacts Congressman Evan Baxter and tells him to build an ark in preparation for a great flood.
Style: humorous, semi serious, biblical, funny, offbeat ...
Audience: family outing
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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System:   35%
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