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

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out semi serious, humorous, touching and feel good films with plots about family, friendship, family relations, youth, ghost, supernatural and friends mostly in Family, Fantasy and Drama genres. Some movies like The Canterville Ghost: A Christmas Carol (1999), Casper (1995), A Christmas Carol (1984), Little Ghost (1997), Teen Spirit (2011). 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: semi serious, humorous
Audience: family outing
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, redemption, danger, palaces castles and temples, heroes, love and romance, escapades, family, curses spells and rituals, hopes ...
Place: england
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100%
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, semi serious, feel good, sentimental
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: ghost, redemption, regret, christmas, holiday, supernatural, coldhearted, friends, friendship, disorder, fish out of water, hopes ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1840s, victorian
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, humorous, sweet, light, touching ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: ghost, friendship, halloween, afterlife, supernatural, haunted house, danger, mischievous children, friends, family, life after death, young heroes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: usa, new england, maine
⇓ 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
Plot: christmas, redemption, ghost, holiday, self discovery, reform, reconciliation, miser, family, hopes, supernatural ability, parents and children ...
Time: 19th century, future, victorian, victorian era, 18th century
Place: england, europe, london, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 6.5
 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, sentimental, feel good, humorous
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: ghost, friendship, supernatural, disorder, family relations, friends, palaces castles and temples, sleazy, youth, parents and children, hopes, misfit ...
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Teen Spirit (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: The story is about Amber, a mean popular girl who gets electrocuted and dies and is not allowed to enter into heaven unless she helps the least popular girl in school become Prom Queen within a week, but things do not go as planned.
Style: touching, humorous, light, entertaining, semi serious
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: high school, popularity, teenage life, social relations, ghost, prom, youth, afterlife, supernatural, family, high school life, imaginary ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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: semi serious, humorous, touching, feel good, surprise ending
Audience: family outing
Plot: ghost, friendship, invisibility, youth, family life, buddies, disorder, haunted house, friends, family relations, bollywood, supernatural ...
Place: asia, india, goa india
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: feel good, touching, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, family relations, youth, family life, school, family, brother sister relationship, father daughter relationship, female protagonist, mother daughter relationship, teacher student relationship, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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, reincarnation, basketball, high school, teenage life, imaginary, angel, friendship, fall in love, supernatural ability, friends, afterlife ...
Time: 90s, 50s, 1950s, 1990s, year 1995
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: fairy, single parent, family, friendship, hopes, supernatural ability, heroes, miraculous event, family relations, friends, disorder, love and romance ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1900s, year 1917
Place: england, london, europe, yorkshire, africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: feel good, humorous, semi serious
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: disorder, danger, friendship, heroes, escapades, adventure, legends and myths, family, save the day, friends, village, rescue ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: feel good, semi serious, captivating, exciting, fairy tale
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, rivalry, castle, forest, family, in the woods, danger, youth, family relations, friends, palaces castles and temples, young heroes ...
Place: europe, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 6K
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, humorous, semi serious, feel good, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: reincarnation, human becomes animal, family life, family relations, getting home, starting over, talking dog, dog movie, afterlife, friends, hopes, dealing with death ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: wizards and magicians, curses spells and rituals, family relations, estate, ghost, danger, supernatural, family life, small town life, small town, adventure, mysterious character ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: humorous, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: nanny, animal life, disorder, curses spells and rituals, family, mischievous children, teenage life, danger, youth, ghost, family relations, prank ...
Place: mexico, europe, latin america, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: serious, atmospheric, sentimental, feel good
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: orphan, young heroes, obsessive quest, family, imaginary kingdom, adventure, estate, friends, family relations, youth, destiny, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, feel good, offbeat, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: toy comes to life, friendship, parallel world, family, adventure, coming of age, good versus evil, toy, toy soldier, heroes, escapades, youth ...
Time: 18th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: semi serious, touching
Plot: factory, coming of age, supernatural, destiny, family, adolescence vs adulthood, getting home, teenage life, imaginary kingdom, road not taken, mute or deaf, young heroes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: exciting, scary, humorous, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: ghost, afterlife, small town, haunted house, horror for children, redemption, danger, youth, imaginary, young heroes, family, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, sentimental, feel good, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: childhood, orphan, countryside, friendship, garden, little girl, secret, girl, family, imagination, self discovery, paralysis ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 18th century
Place: india, england, europe, yorkshire, liverpool ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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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: semi serious, realistic
Plot: animal abuse, horse, hopes, teenage life, human spirit, society, self discovery, contests and competitions, friends, redemption, ambition, friendship ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Tom's Midnight Garden (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA, Japan
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When Tom Long's brother Peter gets measles, Tom is sent to stay with his Uncle Alan and Aunt Gwen in a flat with no garden and an elderly and reclusive landlady, Mrs Bartholomew, living upstairs. Because he may be infectious he is not allowed ...
Style: serious, touching, stylized, exciting
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: invisibility, secret place, youth, adventure, ghost, friendship, friends, family relations, escapades, family, imaginary, young heroes ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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
Plot: friendship, imaginary, loneliness, childhood, loss of friend, escape from reality, classmates, magical, social misfits, teenage boy, secret, tragic event ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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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, scary
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: ghost, haunted house, school, family, supernatural, missing person, family relations, wizards and magicians, youth, danger, magic trick, evil laugh ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.8
 4K
Twitches Too (2007)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Reunited witch twins Camryn and Alex adjust to their new life as supernatural beings while at the same time trying to maintain a normal existence in this sequel to the magical Disney Channel original movie Twitches. But they soon find themselves ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, exciting
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: witch, wizards and magicians, good versus evil, hereditary gift of witchcraft, superhuman powers, adventure, family, rivalry, supernatural, reunion, youth, danger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, entertaining, scary ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: haunted house, ghost, reincarnation, magic, supernatural, family vacation, workaholic, family relations, disorder, estate, danger, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: louisiana, usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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
Plot: ghost, time travel, danger, afterlife, curses spells and rituals, crimes, uncover truth, mystery, supernatural ability, imaginary, life is a bitch, amateur detective ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, 1810s, year 1918, 20th century ...
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Where the Red Fern Grows (2003)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Set in the Ozark Mountains during the Great Depression, Billy Coleman works hard and saves his earnings for 2 years to achieve his dream of buying two coonhound pups. He develops a new trust in God as he faces overwhelming challenges in adventure ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, touching
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: coming of age, friendship, fall in love, follow your dream, contests and competitions, hopes, parents and children, friends, adventure, family, family life, animal life ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 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: offbeat, scary, humorous, semi serious
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: supernatural ability, save the day, adventure, family, parents and children, escapades, curses spells and rituals, deadly creature, young heroes, family relations, supernatural, disorder ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Secret Garden (1987)
Genre: Family, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When a spoiled English girl living in 19th century India loses both parents in a cholera epidemic, she is sent back to England to live in a country mansion. The lord is a strange old man-- frail and deformed, immensely kind but so melancholy. She ...
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, light, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: orphan, uncle, garden, mansion, family relations, family problems, little girl, mischievous children, family life, child's point of view, friendship, cholera ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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