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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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out semi serious, humorous, feel good and entertaining films with plots about family, supernatural, disorder, ghost, family relations, adventure and youth mostly in Fantasy, Family and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Canterville Ghost: Casper (1995), The Scream Team (2002), When Good Ghouls Go Bad (2001), Ghost Dad (1990), Blackbeard's Ghost (1968). 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, haunted house, friendship, prank, girl, curse, palaces castles and temples, supernatural, estate, supernatural ability, family ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 114K
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: humorous, sweet, feel good, touching, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: ghost, supernatural, halloween, friendship, afterlife, haunted house, friends, danger, mischievous children, family, palaces castles and temples, life after death ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: usa, new england, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, humorous, semi serious, exciting
Audience: family outing, horror for children, pre-teens, kids
Plot: ghost, haunted house, afterlife, supernatural, rescue, imaginary, youth, family, danger, disgraced, curses spells and rituals, young heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: horror for children, family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: ghost, halloween, small town, afterlife, mischievous children, supernatural, disorder, danger, back from the dead, heroic mission, adventure, save the day ...
Place: usa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 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: 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%
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: feel good, humorous, entertaining, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: ghost, adventure, supernatural, youth, escapades, small town life, family, small town, heroes, danger, social relations, young heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: witch, pirate, college, gambling, island, ghost, escapades, supernatural, fish out of water, danger, good versus evil, friendship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: sentimental, semi serious, touching, feel good, offbeat ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: redemption, hopes, love and romance, gangsters, going straight, family, human spirit, family relations, miraculous event, afterlife, generosity, couples ...
Time: 30s
⇓ 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, humorous, not serious, scary, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, family outing, horror for children, kids
Plot: haunted house, ghost, reincarnation, magic, family vacation, workaholic, supernatural, family relations, estate, disorder, curses spells and rituals, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: louisiana, usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 3.5
 609
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: feel good, semi serious, exciting, humorous
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: hopes, imaginary, miraculous event, save the day, wish come true, family, escapades, heroes, disorder, supernatural ability, supernatural, rescue ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: humorous, feel good, semi serious, unusual plot structure, cult film ...
Plot: deal with the devil, rivalry, miraculous event, hopes, imaginary, musician's life, disorder, artists and showbiz, supernatural, religions or cults, switching roles, belief in god ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa
⇓ 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: feel good, semi serious, humorous, funny, offbeat ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: magic, fairy godmother, family, imaginary, rivalry, supernatural ability, down on your luck, wish come true, mischievous children, parents and children, father daughter relationship, satire ...
Place: nebraska, usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 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, supernatural romance, castle, haunted house, love and romance, cons and scams, palaces castles and temples, spirit ...
Time: 1930s, 80s, 18th century
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
I Downloaded a Ghost (2004)
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, afterlife, supernatural, family, supernatural ability, computers and web, reluctant partners, hit by a bus, computer, taxi driver, middle school, statue ...
⇓ 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
Audience: teens, kids, pre-teens
Plot: werewolf, vampire, palaces castles and temples, danger, supernatural, siblings relations, deadly creature, family relations, superhuman powers, curses spells and rituals, save the day, estate ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: romania, usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 2.4
 393
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: semi serious, offbeat, humorous
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: love and romance, hopes, adventure, eccentric family, animal life, on the run, hidden identity, rivalry, reincarnation, redemption, supernatural, custody ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: feel good, semi serious, humorous
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, starting over, disorder, family relations, road not taken, hopes, holiday, talk show host, hollywood, ghost, friends, redemption ...
Time: 2000s
Place: beverly hills
⇓ 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: feel good, semi serious, humorous, touching, offbeat
Audience: family outing
Plot: time travel, holiday, love and romance, family, disorder, hopes, couples, family relations, obnoxious boss, time loop, christmas, divorce
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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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: humorous, semi serious, feel good, cult film, melancholic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: disney, redemption, bus, family, devil, destiny, right hand man, hopes, wish come true, supernatural, afterlife, happy ending ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 4.9
 220
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: humorous, exciting, semi serious, touching, feel good ...
Audience: preschoolers, family outing
Plot: family life, danger, family relations, blind ambition, friends, wizards and magicians, invisibility, supernatural ability, heroes, animal life, disorder, family ...
⇓ 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, semi serious, feel good
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: friendship, ghost, palaces castles and temples, sleazy, shallowness, mischievous children, hopes, family, disorder, friends, family relations, youth ...
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.3
 7K
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: touching, feel good, humorous, semi serious, surprise ending
Audience: family outing
Plot: ghost, friendship, invisibility, haunted house, family relations, family life, supernatural, young heroes, family, disorder, mischievous children, father son relationship ...
Place: india, asia, goa india
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, college, adventure, heroic mission, youth, danger, curses spells and rituals, rivalry, imaginary, mysterious character, magic ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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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, exciting, feel good, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: family life, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, family relations, young heroes, save the day, palaces castles and temples, wizards and magicians, danger, youth, heroes, eccentric family ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: feel good, humorous, semi serious, sentimental
Audience: girls' night, family outing
Plot: ghost, christmas, self discovery, true love, introspection, love and romance, supernatural, lovers reunited, couples, redemption, road not taken, scrooge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: california, usa, los angeles, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: nanny, youth, family life, family, animal life, disorder, teenage life, mischievous children, ghost, curses spells and rituals, family relations, prank ...
Place: mexico, europe, france, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.5
 246K
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, surrealism, life after death, heaven and hell, possession, eccentric family ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new england, usa, connecticut
⇓ 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: feel good, semi serious, humorous
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: friends, save the day, family relations, motorcycle race, rivalry, supernatural, teenage life, adventure, heroes, escapades, family, heroic mission ...
⇓ 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: offbeat, humorous
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: supernatural, thanksgiving, disorder, imaginary, adventure, hopes, family, escapades, danger, youth, wizards and magicians, wish come true ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Haunted Hathaways (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: "The Haunted Hathaways" follows the adventures of a not-so-typical blended family. When Michelle Hathaway relocates to New Orleans, LA., to open a bakery with her daughters Taylor and Frankie, they quickly learn that life in the “Big ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, captivating, sitcom
Audience: kids
Plot: haunted house, ghost, family, supernatural, family life, eccentric family, youth, parents and children, family relations, invisibility, siblings relations, possession ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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