Movies like The Canterville Ghost 1996

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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 home, and her dad, believing the ghost's pranks are Ginny's, is ready to send her back. But then Ginny actually meets the elusive 17th-century Sir Simon de Canterville (not to mention the cute teenaged duke next door), and she sets her hand to the task of freeing Sir Simon from his curse.
Style: captivating, semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: ghost, family, redemption, haunted house, friendship, estate, curses spells and rituals, palaces castles and temples, youth, supernatural, afterlife, curse, girl, prank, friends, supernatural ability, teenage life, escapades, family relations, statue, blood stain, young love, cell, housekeeper, ring ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe
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A Christmas Carol
Drama, Family, Fantasy
UK, USA
100 min.
 7.9
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 touching films with plots about family, youth, friendship, friends, family relations, adventure and young heroes mostly in Fantasy, Family and Drama genres. Some movies like The Canterville Ghost: A Christmas Carol (1999), A Christmas Carol (1984), Little Ghost (1997), FairyTale: A True Story (1997), The Good Witch (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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A Christmas Carol
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Scrooge is a miserly old businessman in 1840's London. One Christmas Eve he is visited by the ghost of Marley, his dead business partner. Marley foretells that Scrooge will be visited by three spirits, each of whom will attempt to show Scrooge ...
Style: atmospheric, semi serious, feel good, sentimental
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Plot: ghost, redemption, urban, family, supernatural, scrooge, friendship, fish out of water, hopes, holiday, misfit, disorder ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1840s
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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 ...
Style: humorous, semi serious
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Place: england
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A Christmas Carol
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An old bitter miser who makes excuses for his uncaring nature learns real compassion when three ghosts visit him on Christmas Eve.
Style: atmospheric, sentimental, touching, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, holiday, redemption, family, ghost, greed, ghosts, happy ending, supernatural ability, adaptation, scrooge, childhood ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 18th century, future, victorian era
Place: england, europe, london
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    User:   76%
 
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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
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FairyTale: A True Story
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The Secret Garden
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Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
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    User:   42%
 
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Fluke
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
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Duration: 96 min.
Story: Workaholic Thomas Johnson dies in an auto accident and comes back to life as a dog. Remembering some of who he was, he returns to his wife and son to protect them from the man who caused his accident. But, as time goes by, he remembers more of his ...
Style: touching, semi serious, feel good, humorous, sweet ...
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    User:   52%
 
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Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A nine-year-old boy gets a plastic Indian and a cupboard for his birthday and finds himself involved in adventure when the Indian comes to life and befriends him.
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, touching, offbeat ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, family, friendship, toys, good versus evil, magic, book, indians, mischievous children, school, childhood, children ...
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    User:   44%
 
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Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
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Style: touching, semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: boarding school, imagination, friendship, british, family, school, childhood, magic, attic, child abuse, bullying, storytelling ...
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Place: india, new york, usa, london, england
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System:   39%
    User:   35%
 
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Don't Look Under the Bed
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A girl calls on her brother's imaginary friend to banish a mischievous boogeyman who has framed her for his pranks.
Style: semi serious, scary
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: family, mysterious character, high school, young heroes, prank, small town, legends and myths, kids in trouble, imaginary, youth, disorder, supernatural ability ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
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System:   36%
    User:   33%
 
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Pollyanna
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Pollyanna Whittier goes to live with her wealthy but bitter aunt after the tragic death of her father. Pollyanna shares a game her father taught her -- the 'Glad Game' -- in which everyone can find a silver lining in even the darkest ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, realistic, touching, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: orphan, young heroes, optimism, countryside, family, youth, small town, family relations, friendship, social relations, teaching the ways of the world, small town life ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1910s
Place: england, europe
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System:   36%
    User:   37%
 
The Dust Factory
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Ryan is a teenager who lacks the ability to speak. One day, Ryan falls off a bridge and he finds himself transported to a strange fantasy world where he encounters his Grandpa Randolph (Armin Mueller-Stahl) and a pretty girl named Melanie (Hayden ...
Style: semi serious, touching
Plot: factory, young heroes, family, getting home, introspection, self discovery, friendship, adolescence vs adulthood, afterlife, destiny, imaginary kingdom, road not taken ...
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System:   36%
    User:   42%
 
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The White Pony
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: Kyrgyzstan, Ireland, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The search for a mystical pony in Ireland.
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, offbeat
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: adventurer, mischievous children, family, pirate, village, adventure, young heroes, countryside, friendship, curses spells and rituals, heroic mission, imaginary kingdom ...
Place: ireland, europe
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    User:   38%
 
Back to the Secret Garden
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A youngster living in a stately home discovers the magical garden Mary, Colin & Dickon stumbled across years before - but faces a battle with the housekeeper over whether to nurture it.
Style: feel good, serious, sentimental, atmospheric
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: young heroes, family, adventure, obsessive quest, estate, save the day, escapades, orphan, youth, friendship, parents and children, destiny ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: england, europe
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System:   34%
    User:   31%
 
The Secret of Roan Inish
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Ireland
Duration: 103 min.
Story: 10-year-old Fiona is sent to live with her grandparents in a small fishing village in Donegal, Ireland. She soon learns the local legend that an ancestor of hers married a Selkie - a seal who can turn into a human. Years earlier, her baby brother ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, scenic, sentimental, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: island, family, irish, young heroes, storytelling, magic, beautiful scenery, secrets, legends and myths, mythology, children, childhood ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: ireland, europe, scotland
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System:   34%
    User:   29%
 
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
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    User:   37%
 
Nanny McPhee Returns
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Nanny McPhee appears at the door of a harried young mother, Mrs. Isabel Green, who is trying to run the family farm while her husband is away at war. But once she’s arrived, Nanny McPhee discovers that the children are fighting a war of their own ...
Style: captivating, semi serious, uplifting, touching, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family, children, nanny, magic, mischievous children, single father, kids and family, culture clash, farm, save the day, countryside, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century
Place: england, europe, london
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Prancer
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Jessica, the daughter of an impoverished apple farmer, still believes in Santa Claus. So when she comes across a reindeer with an injured leg, it makes perfect sense to her to assume that it is Prancer, who had fallen from a Christmas display in ...
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, feel good, sentimental ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family, christmas, holiday, small town, father daughter relationship, mischievous children, countryside, children, young heroes, childhood, friendship, single father ...
Place: michigan
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System:   32%
    User:   32%
 
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK, USA, Germany
Duration: 161 min.
Story: Ignoring threats to his life, Harry returns to Hogwarts to investigate – aided by Ron and Hermione – a mysterious series of attacks.
Style: exciting, twists and turns, semi serious, fairy tale, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: adventure, boarding school, school, witch, magic, family, good versus evil, friendship, prejudice, book, dark fantasy, best friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1992, 1990s, year 1993
Place: england, europe, london
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System:   31%
    User:   26%
 
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 ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: family, island, witch, gambling, pirate, swashbuckler, ghost, college, hotel, ghosts, young heroes, friendship ...
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System:   31%
    User:   37%
 
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Monster Makers
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: semi serious, humorous, offbeat, scary
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: deadly creature, save the day, danger, adventure, escapades, family, youth, disorder, supernatural, supernatural ability, young heroes, parents and children ...
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System:   30%
    User:   34%
 
Mr. Rice's Secret
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Canada
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A terminally-ill boy's life is saved when his deceased 400-year-old friend, "Mr. Rice", leads him on a treasure hunt to find a magical "Potion of Life".
Style: semi serious, feel good, touching, humorous, sentimental
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: treasure hunt, friendship, family, coming of age, friends, human spirit, hopes, youth, neighbor, death, teenage boy, friend ...
Time: 90s
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System:   29%
    User:   34%
 

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Harry, Ron and Hermione continue their quest to vanquish the evil Voldemort once and for all. Just as things begin to look hopeless for the young wizards, Harry discovers a trio of magical objects that endow him with powers to rival Voldemort's ...
Style: stylized, serious, exciting, atmospheric, scary
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: best friends, adventure, master villain, supernatural ability, young heroes, family, friendship, obsessive quest, good versus evil, curses spells and rituals, wizards and magicians, self sacrifice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, near future, 1990s, 2010s ...
Place: england, europe
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Merlin
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
Story: The unlikely friendship between Merlin, a young man gifted with extraordinary magical powers, and Prince Arthur, heir to the crown of Camelot.
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Audience: family outing, teens
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Time: middle ages
Place: england, europe
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