Movies like The Canterville Ghost

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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, curse, friendship, family relations, redemption, estate, haunted house, 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, pursuit ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, europe

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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, youth, friendship, supernatural, friends and ghost mostly in Family, Fantasy and Drama genres. Some movies like The Canterville Ghost: A Christmas Carol (1999), A Christmas Carol (1984), Little Ghost (1997), Monster Makers (2003), The Good Witch (2008). 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: ghost, supernatural, haunted house, danger, supernatural ability, family, escapades, heroes, hopes, love and romance, palaces castles and temples, redemption ...
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: feel good, sentimental, atmospheric, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: ghost, redemption, regret, miser, holiday, christmas, victorian england, supernatural, charity, friends, disorder, coldhearted ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, future, 1800s, 1840s ...
Place: london, turkey
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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: christmas, redemption, ghost, holiday, self discovery, reform, reconciliation, miser, family, misfit, supernatural ability, supernatural ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, future, victorian, 70s ...
Place: england, europe, london, new york
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44%
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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: semi serious, sentimental, feel good, humorous
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, ghost, shallowness, sleazy, palaces castles and temples, family relations, disorder, friends, parents and children, young heroes, youth, misfit ...
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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: semi serious, humorous, captivating, entertaining, offbeat ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: adventure, supernatural, save the day, young heroes, supernatural ability, escapades, danger, family, youth, parents and children, family relations, disorder ...
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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, haunted house ...
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39%
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Bhoothnath (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Horror
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: humorous, touching, feel good, 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 ⇓
38%
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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, car accident, teenage life, fall in love, imaginary, supernatural ability, friends, angel, friendship ...
Time: 90s, 50s, 1990s, year 1995, 1950s ...
Place: washington d.c., washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: toys, friendship, toy comes to life, adventure, family, escapades, supernatural ability, danger, parents and children, parallel world, coming of age, family relations ...
Time: 18th century
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, 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: young heroes, afterlife, friendship, teenage life, self discovery, introspection, supernatural, hopes, youth, misfit, destiny, road not taken ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, female protagonist, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, teacher student relationship, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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, animal abuse, family relations, self discovery, friendship, human spirit, teenage life, redemption, friends, youth, ambition ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ 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: semi serious, exciting, captivating, feel good, modern fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, forest, family, family relations, palaces castles and temples, mischievous children, imaginary, adventure, parents and children, castle, young heroes, danger ...
Place: europe, sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Christmas Spirit (2011)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A cynical youth whose mother is about to lose her job right before the holidays is visited by a magical Christmas spirit.
Style: humorous, captivating, light, feel good, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, family life, youth, family relations, unemployment, parents and children, supernatural, friendship, miraculous event, family, teenage life, christmas tree ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, family relations, family, pets, youth, farm, single parent, coming of age, dog, redemption, friends, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2010
Place: usa, iowa
⇓ 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, semi serious, touching
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: wizards and magicians, uncover truth, friendship, family, family relations, small town, small town life, imaginary, social relations, friends, party, smuggling ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, entertaining, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: ghost, adventure, supernatural, youth, escapades, small town, family, small town life, danger, palaces castles and temples, social relations, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, feel good, captivating
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 ⇓
35%
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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: nanny, family relations, animal life, disorder, teenage life, family life, curses spells and rituals, ghost, family, danger, youth, mischievous children ...
Place: mexico, latin america, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: friends, wise man, village, friendship, legends and myths, save the day, rescue, danger, heroes, adventure, family, escapades ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, childhood, love and romance ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1917, 1900s
Place: england, london, europe, united kingdom, africa ...
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35%
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: humorous, semi serious, scary, exciting
Audience: family outing, horror for children, pre-teens, kids
Plot: ghost, haunted house, afterlife, supernatural, rescue, imaginary, youth, family, young heroes, curses spells and rituals, disgraced, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: sentimental, atmospheric, feel good, serious
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: orphan, friendship, young heroes, save the day, obsessive quest, destiny, youth, escapades, imaginary kingdom, estate, child's point of view, secret ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ 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, dog, talking dog, human becomes animal, human becoming an animal, dog movie, family life, family relations, getting home, starting over, afterlife, family ...
Place: united states, usa
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33%
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, family outing, horror for children, pre-teens, kids
Plot: haunted house, ghost, magic, reincarnation, family vacation, supernatural, family relations, estate, danger, workaholic, disorder, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa
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33%
Now You See It... (2005)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: While producing a reality TV show, a teenager meets a magician whose powers are real but put him in danger.
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, captivating
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: friendship, wizards and magicians, magic, secret, contests and competitions, ambition, youth, love and romance, teenage life, teenager, card trick, reality ...
Place: usa, california
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33%
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, realistic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: childhood, countryside, orphan, little girl, old mansion, friendship, secret, sick child, family, girl, garden, self discovery ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 18th century
Place: india, yorkshire, england, europe, liverpool ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, classmate, friends, loneliness, social misfits, fantasy world ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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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: family outing, teens, girls' night
Plot: family, imaginary, supernatural, wizards and magicians, teenage love, curses spells and rituals, teenage life, secret, painting, witch, artist, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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33%
From Time to Time (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A haunting ghost story spanning two worlds, two centuries apart. When 13 year old Tolly finds he can mysteriously travel between the two, he begins an adventure that unlocks family secrets laid buried for generations.
Style: serious, exciting, captivating, touching
Plot: time travel, estate, superhuman powers, ghost, ghost story, world war two, seeing dead people, missing person, family life, brother sister relationship, husband wife relationship, loss of father ...
Time: 1940s, 19th century, 40s, 20th century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%