Movies like The Canterville Ghost 1986

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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, psychotronic
Audience: family outing
Plot: ghost, supernatural, haunted house, heroes, family, love and romance, supernatural ability, escapades, redemption, hopes, chaos and mayhem, curses spells and rituals, curse, afterlife, destiny, school, chess, spider, train, escape, student, friendship, storm, cold, castle ...
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 semi serious, humorous, feel good and scary films with plots about family, supernatural, family relations, disorder, ghost, danger and adventure mostly in Fantasy, Family and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Canterville Ghost: Casper (1995), The Scream Team (2002), I Downloaded a Ghost (2002), When Good Ghouls Go Bad (2001), Ghost Dad (1990). 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: curse, ghost, redemption, friendship, estate, family relations, haunted house, prank, afterlife, curses spells and rituals, teenage life, supernatural ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 131K
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, sweet, touching, light, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night, teens
Plot: friendship, halloween, ghost, supernatural, afterlife, mischievous children, haunted house, friends, family, single father, father daughter relationship, life after death ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new england, usa, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: semi serious, scary, humorous, exciting
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, horror for children
Plot: ghost, afterlife, haunted house, rescue, supernatural, youth, curses spells and rituals, family, young heroes, disgraced, small town, single parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
I Downloaded a Ghost (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Horror
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young Halloween buff accidentally downloads recently deceased stand-up comic, who ends up helping her foil two bumbling crooks, as well as finishing her haunted house.
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, funny
Audience: family outing
Plot: afterlife, ghost, supernatural, supernatural ability, family, computers and web, halloween, computer, burglar, haunted house, con artists, escapades ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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, scary ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, horror for children
Plot: halloween, ghost, afterlife, small town, supernatural, mischievous children, disorder, curses spells and rituals, back from the dead, heroic mission, adventure, save the day ...
Place: usa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 4.4
 8K
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, light, entertaining, scary ...
Audience: girls' night, kids
Plot: afterlife, ghost, laboratory, supernatural, parents and children, family life, parent child relationship, death, single father, scientist, happy ending, justice ...
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Charley and the Angel (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Family, 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, sentimental, touching, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: redemption, family relations, generosity, couples, unfulfillment, love and romance, supernatural, going straight, family, hopes, gangsters, human spirit ...
Time: 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: humorous, feel good, semi serious, entertaining, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: ghost, pirate, witch, college, gambling, island, escapades, supernatural, fish out of water, good versus evil, goofy hero, friendship ...
Place: new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 516
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: humorous, semi serious, offbeat
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: reincarnation, family relations, hidden identity, disorder, redemption, family life, eccentric family, custody, odd couple, dealing with death, uninhibited rivalry, adventure ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, entertaining, scary, humorous, not serious ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids, horror for children
Plot: ghost, haunted house, magic, reincarnation, family relations, family vacation, supernatural, workaholic, secret passageway, disorder, estate, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.7
 10K
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, castle, fall in love, disorder, haunted house, supernatural romance, cons and scams, love and romance, spirit, hotel ...
Time: 1930s, 80s, 18th century
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 3.6
 715
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: humorous, feel good, captivating, light, exciting ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: christmas, save the day, supernatural, supernatural ability, escapades, family, miraculous event, wish come true, magic, family relations, heroes, santa claus ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Little Ghost (2013)
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany, Switzerland
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The Little Ghost lives in the castle over looking a small town and awakens for precisely one hour after the clock strikes midnight. Follow him on this adventure to see his first sunrise ever!
Style: humorous, feel good, captivating, entertaining, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: ghost, adventure, supernatural, youth, small town, family, small town life, escapades, heroes, social relations, young heroes, kids in trouble ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
⇓ 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: fairy tale, feel good, humorous, semi serious, funny ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: magic, fairy godmother, family, rivalry, down on your luck, supernatural ability, wish come true, parents and children, mischievous children, father daughter relationship, family relations, heroes ...
Place: nebraska, new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.0
 101K
ParaNorman (2012)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In the town of Blithe Hollow, Norman Babcock is a boy who can speak to the dead, but no one besides his eccentric new friend, Neil, believes his ability is real. One day, Norman's estranged eccentric uncle tells him of an important annual ...
Style: gothic, dark fantasy, semi serious, humorous, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, horror for children
Plot: supernatural ability, ghost, small town, zombie, talking to the dead, supernatural, witch, medium, disorder, back from the dead, paranormal activity, friends ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
A Carol Christmas (2003)
Genre: Family, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 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: semi serious, feel good, humorous, light, sweet
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, starting over, road not taken, family relations, disorder, hollywood, hopes, friends, holiday, talk show host, female protagonist, christmas eve ...
Time: 2000s
Place: beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: disney, redemption, bus, afterlife, deal with the devil, family, devil, destiny, right hand man, wish come true, hopes, supernatural ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, humorous, semi serious, sexy, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: deal with the devil, rivalry, disorder, religions or cults, hopes, switching roles, artists and showbiz, supernatural, musician's life, miraculous event, god, devil ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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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: semi serious, humorous
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: nanny, family relations, youth, prank, mischievous children, family, ghost, disorder, animal life, teenage life, family life, curses spells and rituals ...
Place: mexico, latin america, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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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: semi serious, exciting, feel good, touching, humorous ...
Audience: preschoolers, family outing
Plot: family relations, ghost, adventure, family, heroes, supernatural ability, rescue, blind ambition, disorder, wizards and magicians, friends, animal life ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Bobby and the Ghost Hunters (2013)
Genre: Family
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Sanne (Hanna Obbeek) loves stories about ghosts and other mysterious things. Her father Lucas, is a famous ghost hunter. During a holiday Lucas is asked to chase ghosts of the former cruise ship 'Rotterdam'. Sanne is very happy to hear she ...
Style: semi serious, exciting, humorous, sentimental
Audience: family outing
Plot: ghost, ghost hunter, ship, heroes, young heroes, youth, supernatural ability, family, supernatural, family relations, teenage life, parents and children ...
Place: holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.1
 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, feel good, sentimental, humorous
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: friendship, ghost, parents and children, sleazy, friends, family relations, disorder, supernatural, youth, young heroes, hopes, misfit ...
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: exciting, semi serious, feel good, humorous
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family relations, wizards and magicians, eccentric family, curses spells and rituals, family life, supernatural, young heroes, save the day, supernatural ability, escapades, adventure, youth ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Super Family (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Russia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A whole Bobrov family suddenly become superheroes...
Style: feel good, captivating, entertaining, semi serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: supernatural ability, family relations, superhero, heroine, superheroine, parents and children, team, honest, superhuman powers, supernatural, superhuman, adaptation ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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: humorous, feel good, semi serious
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: heroic mission, miraculous event, teenage life, escapades, young heroes, adventure, supernatural, family, rivalry, heroes, save the day, social relations ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Boy Who Cried Werewolf (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Horror
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, humorous, psychotronic, parody ...
Audience: teens, kids, pre-teens
Plot: werewolf, vampire, family, female vampire, supernatural, deadly creature, escapades, heroes, destiny, siblings relations, family relations, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: romania, usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.0
 267
Monster Makers (2003)
Genre: Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
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: semi serious, humorous, entertaining, captivating, scary ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: young heroes, adventure, save the day, supernatural, supernatural ability, family, escapades, youth, parents and children, disorder, family relations, curses spells and rituals ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
My Left Eye Sees Ghosts (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A car accident gives a spoiled, troubled young woman the ability to see ghosts, including one of a former classmate.
Style: emotional, sincere, sentimental, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: ghost, afterlife, unfulfilled love, friendship, hopes, supernatural, romance, last wish, redemption, obsessive quest, escapades, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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: humorous, psychotronic, offbeat
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: thanksgiving, supernatural, youth, adventure, family, wizards and magicians, disorder, wish come true, curses spells and rituals, imaginary kingdom, hopes, escapades ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.5
 291K
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, witty, surreal, dark fantasy, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: surrealism, afterlife, dark humor, ghost, supernatural, haunted house, possession, goth, teenage girl, psychic, heaven and hell, life after death ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new england, usa, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%