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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, 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, family relations, train, castle, cold ...
Place: england

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, feel good and scary films with plots about family, supernatural, family relations, disorder, ghost, adventure and danger mostly in Fantasy, Family and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Canterville Ghost: Casper (1995), The Scream Team (2002), Elf-Man (2012), When Good Ghouls Go Bad (2001), Charley and the Angel (1973). 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: captivating, semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: ghost, redemption, friendship, estate, haunted house, family relations, curse, girl, prank, palaces castles and temples, escapades, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 117K
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, ghost, supernatural, halloween, afterlife, haunted house, mischievous children, friends, family, life after death, danger, single father ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: new england, usa, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, semi serious, humorous, exciting
Audience: family outing, horror for children, pre-teens, kids
Plot: ghost, haunted house, afterlife, supernatural, imaginary, rescue, youth, disgraced, curses spells and rituals, young heroes, family, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 3.5
 613
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, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: save the day, supernatural, supernatural ability, miraculous event, wish come true, family, danger, escapades, imaginary, magic, elf, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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, light, captivating, semi serious ...
Audience: horror for children, family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: ghost, halloween, small town, supernatural, mischievous children, afterlife, disorder, danger, curses spells and rituals, back from the dead, heroic mission, adventure ...
Place: usa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: humorous, feel good, offbeat, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: redemption, family relations, love and romance, supernatural, unfulfillment, miraculous event, afterlife, gangsters, family, going straight, hopes, generosity ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 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, light, entertaining, cult film ...
Audience: girls' night, kids
Plot: afterlife, ghost, supernatural, parents and children, family life, laboratory, parent child relationship, death, single father, scientist, happy ending, justice ...
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 2.4
 417
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 life, hidden identity, family relations, redemption, disorder, getting home, odd couple, impossible love, partners, adventure, hopes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, youth, supernatural, family, escapades, small town life, small town, social relations, young heroes, heroes, kids in trouble ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 4.9
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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: humorous, semi serious, entertaining, captivating, scary ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: young heroes, adventure, supernatural, save the day, youth, family, danger, escapades, supernatural ability, family relations, disorder, parents and children ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Haunted Mansion (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 99 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, horror for children, family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: haunted house, ghost, reincarnation, magic, family vacation, supernatural, family relations, estate, danger, workaholic, disorder, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa
⇓ 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, fall in love, disorder, haunted house, supernatural romance, castle, palaces castles and temples, love and romance, cons and scams, spirit ...
Time: 1930s, 80s, 18th century
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: pirate, witch, college, gambling, island, ghost, fish out of water, supernatural, escapades, danger, good versus evil, goofy hero ...
⇓ 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: semi serious, humorous, feel good
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, starting over, disorder, family relations, road not taken, hopes, holiday, talk show host, hollywood, supernatural, ghost, friends ...
Time: 2000s
Place: beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, imaginary, rivalry, down on your luck, supernatural ability, wish come true, mischievous children, parents and children, father daughter relationship, family relations ...
Place: nebraska, new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Christmas Do-Over (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A ne'er do well father and ex-husband who always raced his way through the holidays is forced to relive Christmas Day time and again until he gets it right in this family oriented fantasy comedy starring Jay Mohr. It's Christmas time once ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, touching, offbeat
Audience: family outing
Plot: time travel, holiday, hopes, family, love and romance, family relations, disorder, couples, obnoxious boss, time loop, christmas, female director ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, psychotronic
Audience: teens, kids, pre-teens
Plot: werewolf, vampire, palaces castles and temples, danger, supernatural, imaginary, deadly creature, siblings relations, save the day, family relations, superhuman powers, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: romania, usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: exciting, semi serious, humorous, sentimental
Audience: family outing
Plot: ghost, ghost hunter, ship, young heroes, heroes, supernatural ability, supernatural, family, youth, teenage life, family relations, parents and children ...
Place: holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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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, unusual plot structure, cult film ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: deal with the devil, rivalry, religions or cults, disorder, musician's life, artists and showbiz, imaginary, hopes, supernatural, miraculous event, switching roles, belief in god ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 227
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, touching, humorous, feel good, sentimental ...
Audience: preschoolers, family outing
Plot: family relations, heroes, blind ambition, ghost, rescue, supernatural ability, family life, adventure, family, danger, wizards and magicians, friends ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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
Plot: ghost, supernatural, afterlife, supernatural ability, family, computers and web, reluctant partners, halloween, disguise, statue, witch costume, halloween costume ...
⇓ 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: humorous, feel good, exciting, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: family relations, youth, escapades, adventure, eccentric family, curses spells and rituals, family life, palaces castles and temples, wizards and magicians, young heroes, supernatural, imaginary ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, cult film, melancholic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: disney, redemption, bus, family, devil, destiny, right hand man, hopes, supernatural, wish come true, afterlife, happy ending ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 6.3
 8K
Bhoothnath (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: India
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Banku, his mother, Anjali Sharma and father move in to their new house -- the Nath villa, unaware of the fact that the house is inhabited by a ghost. It is learnt the ghost is not too happy with his new housemates. But what the ghost is not prepared ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious, surprise ending
Audience: family outing
Plot: ghost, family relations, friendship, invisibility, haunted house, supernatural, family life, family, young heroes, mischievous children, disorder, bollywood ...
Place: india, asia, goa india
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.4
 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: humorous, sentimental, feel good, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: ghost, friendship, young heroes, family, misfit, hopes, mischievous children, youth, supernatural, shallowness, family relations, disorder ...
Place: italy, europe
⇓ 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: semi serious, humorous
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family relations, nanny, youth, mischievous children, prank, danger, family, family life, curses spells and rituals, teenage life, animal life, disorder ...
Place: mexico, latin america, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, feel good, humorous
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: teenage life, heroic mission, miraculous event, adventure, supernatural, rivalry, save the day, escapades, family, young heroes, heroes, motorcycle race ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, offbeat, psychotronic
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: imaginary kingdom, wizards and magicians, danger, curses spells and rituals, escapades, youth, adventure, wish come true, supernatural, family, imaginary, thanksgiving ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
⇓ 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: feel good, exciting, humorous, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: halloween, witch, magic, college, adventure, heroic mission, rivalry, curses spells and rituals, youth, danger, mysterious character, imaginary ...
⇓ 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: sincere, emotional, sentimental, twists and turns, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: ghost, romance, supernatural, hopes, friendship, unfulfilled love, afterlife, dealing with death, escapades, obsessive quest, supernatural ability, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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