Movies like The Canterville Ghost 1996

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The Canterville Ghost (1996)
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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 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, friendship, family relations, redemption, estate, haunted house, curse, girl, prank, palaces castles and temples, teenage life, youth, supernatural, family, friends, supernatural ability, curses spells and rituals, escapades, afterlife, teenager, village, church, book, castle, prophecy ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, europe

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 touching films with plots about family, family relations, friendship, youth, friends, supernatural and ghost mostly in Family, Fantasy and Drama genres. Some movies like The Canterville Ghost: A Christmas Carol (1999), A Christmas Carol (1984), Bhoothnath (2008), Little Ghost (1997), Monster Makers (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, psychotronic
Audience: family outing
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, heroes, chaos and mayhem, curses spells and rituals, redemption, palaces castles and temples, escapades, family, love and romance, hopes ...
Place: england
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A Christmas Carol (1999)
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, sentimental, feel good, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: ghost, redemption, regret, holiday, christmas, supernatural, charity, fish out of water, friendship, friends, coldhearted, disorder ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, future, 1800s, victorian ...
Place: turkey, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
A Christmas Carol (1984)
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: touching, atmospheric, sentimental, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night
Plot: redemption, christmas, ghost, holiday, reform, reconciliation, self discovery, miser, family, supernatural, unfulfillment, hopes ...
Time: 19th century, future, victorian, victorian era, 70s ...
Place: england, europe, london, new york
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44%
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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 ⇓
41%
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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 ⇓
40%
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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 ⇓
40%
The Good Witch (2008)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A mysterious woman comes in to town and inhabits the local haunted mansion, making everyone wonder if she's a witch or "The Grey Lady".
Style: touching, semi serious, captivating, entertaining
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: wizards and magicians, curses spells and rituals, mysterious character, adventure, supernatural, estate, danger, small town, parents and children, witch, small town life, family relations ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Mostly Ghostly (2008)
Genre: Family, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Based on the successful book series by R.L. Stine, this spooky tale finds 11-year-old Max making a deal with the ghosts who haunt his home. If Max helps them find what was responsible for their parents' disappearance, they'll help him ...
Style: semi serious, captivating, light, scary
Audience: horror for children, family outing, kids
Plot: ghost, supernatural, haunted house, wizards and magicians, family relations, missing person, youth, school, children, magic trick, trick or treating, family ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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An American Girl: Chrissa Stands Strong (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A fourth grader and her friends deal with bullying from a more popular girl in their class.
Style: semi serious, feel good, touching, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, family relations, youth, family life, family, school, brother sister relationship, mother daughter relationship, female protagonist, father daughter relationship, teacher student relationship, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Bibi Blocksberg and the Secret of Blue Owls (2004)
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Poor Bibi - due to her bad marks in maths she has to spend the whole summer in the boarding school of Altenberg to scrape through a series of exams - otherwise she'd stay down in school, being forced to repeat the year. No camping, no ...
Style: semi serious, entertaining, captivating
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: teenage life, friendship, supernatural ability, curses spells and rituals, wizards and magicians, mischievous children, adventure, boarding school life, boarding school, youth, friends, secret door ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Susie Q (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Susie Q was going to a dance one night when she and her boyfriend got into a car crash and fell off a bridge. Years later, a teenager named Zach Sands moves into Susie's old house. Zach's father died in a car accident so his family is his ...
Style: semi serious, humorous
Plot: ghost, basketball, reincarnation, high school, car accident, teenage life, fall in love, friends, angel, supernatural ability, imaginary, friendship ...
Time: 90s, 50s, 1950s, 1990s, year 1955 ...
Place: washington d.c., washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Ronia: The Robber's Daughter (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Sweden, Norway
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Ronya lives happily in her father's castle until she comes across a new playmate, Birk, in the nearby dark forest. The two explore the wilderness, braving dangerous Witchbirds and Rump-Gnomes. But when their families find out Birk and Ronja ...
Style: captivating, exciting, semi serious, feel good, modern fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: friendship, forest, family, family relations, palaces castles and temples, mischievous children, adventure, imaginary, parents and children, castle, imaginary kingdom, danger ...
Place: europe, sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Indian in the Cupboard (1995)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
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: touching, light, clever, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: toy comes to life, toys, friendship, adventure, family, escapades, supernatural ability, danger, parents and children, parallel world, coming of age, family relations ...
Time: 18th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Dust Factory (2004)
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: touching, semi serious
Plot: teenage life, self discovery, afterlife, friendship, young heroes, introspection, youth, supernatural, hopes, misfit, destiny, adolescence vs adulthood ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Breaking Free (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: When troubled, cynical teen Rick chooses service at a camp for the blind over serving time at a correctional facility, he thinks he's found the easy way out. Instead, it's the way to a new life. Friendship. Step by step, as Rick helps a ...
Style: realistic, semi serious
Plot: horse, horse riding, family relations, animal abuse, friendship, redemption, self discovery, teenage life, human spirit, friends, youth, ambition ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Secret Garden (1993)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A young British girl born and reared in India loses her neglectful parents in an earthquake. She is returned to England to live at her uncle's castle. Her uncle is very distant due to the loss of his wife ten years before. Neglected once again, ...
Style: touching, feel good, sentimental, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: childhood, orphan, countryside, old mansion, girl, little girl, friendship, garden, secret, family, sick child, paralysis ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 18th century
Place: india, england, europe, yorkshire, liverpool ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 523
Smitty (2012)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: SMITTY is a family film about a rescue dog. When life gets tough for Ben, a friendly paw is all it takes to pull him through. Mischievous thirteen-year-old Ben is sent to his grandfather's farm for the summer, where he crosses paths with a ...
Style: captivating, sincere, feel good, light, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, family relations, family, pets, single parent, youth, farm, coming of age, dog, friends, teaching the ways of the world, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2010
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Good Witch's Wonder (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Cassie Nightingale (Bell) finds herself with only days to plan her stepson Brandon's (Knight) wedding to Tara (Leggat) when the happy couple unexpectedly pushes up the date for their big day. Meanwhile, Martha (Disher), the newly elected mayor ...
Style: feel good, touching, semi serious
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: wizards and magicians, uncover truth, friendship, family, family relations, small town, friends, imaginary, small town life, social relations, chores, smuggling ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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: 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 ⇓
34%
The Night They Saved Christmas (1984)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An oil company is exploring two Arctic sites for oil. The needed blasting at the first site rocks Santa Claus' North Pole village. He realizes that any blasting at the second site will destroy his home. He enlists the aid of a woman and her ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: disorder, friends, danger, family, rescue, save the day, adventure, escapades, heroes, village, friendship, legends and myths ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 ⇓
34%
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 ⇓
34%
FairyTale: A True Story (1997)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Two children in 1917 take a photograph, believed by some to be the first scientific evidence of the existence of fairies. Based on a true story
Style: fairy tale, touching, semi serious, humorous, whimsical ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing, girls' night
Plot: fairy, family relations, world war one, single parent, family, friendship, heroes, hopes, supernatural ability, miraculous event, siblings relations, friends ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1900s, year 1917
Place: england, london, europe, africa, yorkshire ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Fluke (1995)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
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, humorous, feel good, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: reincarnation, human becomes animal, dog, talking dog, dog movie, family relations, family life, human becoming an animal, getting home, starting over, afterlife, family ...
Place: united states, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Good Witch's Family (2011)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Canada
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A young witch visits her cousin in a small town during a heated mayoral election race. Her kind-hearted cousin, the town’s beloved “good witch” and newlywed with two teenage step-kids, is running for office, but must keep her family from ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, captivating, feel good
Audience: family outing
Plot: wizards and magicians, eccentric family, witch, supernatural, supernatural ability, family life, family relations, nothing goes right, curses spells and rituals, small town, small town life, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Back to the Secret Garden (2000)
Genre: 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, atmospheric, sentimental, serious
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: orphan, friendship, imaginary kingdom, save the day, young heroes, obsessive quest, destiny, youth, escapades, estate, secret, child's point of view ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Last Keepers (2013)
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: This romantic fantasy movie is about two people who are the last survivors of an ancient line of goddess worshipers, who sell art at a shop. When their teenage daughter Rhea falls in love with a poetically inclined boy , she begins to develop ...
Style: captivating, entertaining, light, disturbing, serious ...
Audience: teens, family outing, girls' night
Plot: family, imaginary, supernatural, wizards and magicians, curses spells and rituals, teenage life, teenage love, painting, secret, artist, witch, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Amazing Mr. Blunden (1972)
Genre: Family, Mystery, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Mysterious old solicitor Mr. Blunden visits Mrs. Allen and her young children in their squalid, tiny Camden Town flat and makes her an offer she cannot refuse. The family become the housekeepers to a derelict country mansion in the charge of the ...
Style: semi serious
Audience: horror for children
Plot: time travel, ghost, mystery, crimes, amateur detective, imaginary, danger, life is a bitch, supernatural ability, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, uncover truth ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, 1810s, year 1918, 20th century ...
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Prancer (1989)
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, feel good, semi serious, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: christmas, holiday, small town, family relations, friendship, reindeer, barn, farm, family, mischievous children, heroes, misfit ...
Place: michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Bridge to Terabithia (2007)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Jesse Aarons trained all summer to become the fastest runner in school, so he's very upset when newcomer Leslie Burke outruns him and everyone else. Despite this and other differences, including that she's rich, he's poor, and ...
Style: emotional, captivating, touching, sentimental, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night, teens
Plot: friendship, imaginary, loss of friend, childhood, escape from reality, magical, teenage boy, social misfits, loneliness, fantasy world, classmate, imaginary kingdom ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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