Movies like Casper

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Casper (1995)
 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 rickety mansion to seek her claim, she is frightened away by a wicked wave of ghosts. Determined to get her hands on this hidden fortune, she hires afterlife therapist Dr. James Harvey to exorcise the ghosts from the mansion. Harvey and his daughter Kat move in, and soon Kat meets Casper, the ghost of a young boy who's "the friendliest ghost you know." But not so friendly are Casper's uncles--Stretch, Fatso and Stinkie--who are determined to drive all "fleshies" away.
Style: humorous, sweet, feel good, touching, light, sentimental, semi serious, nostalgic, tear jerker, fairy tale ...
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, ghost child, young heroes, father daughter relationship, friends who live together, imaginary, disorder, life & death, unlikely friendships, single father, family bonds, good versus evil, paranormal, inheritance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: usa, new england, maine

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Most similar movies to Casper

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, feel good and light films with plots about family, adventure, storytelling, disorder, children, mentor and friendship mostly in Comedy, Family and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Casper: Jumanji (1995), The Haunted Mansion (2003), A Simple Wish (1997), Halloweentown (1998), Matilda (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.0
 291K
Jumanji (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When siblings Judy and Peter discover an enchanted board game that opens the door to a magical world, they unwittingly invite Alan -- an adult who's been trapped inside the game for 26 years -- into their living room. Alan's only hope for ...
Style: exciting, entertaining, humorous, offbeat, light ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing, teens, horror for children
Plot: adventure, jungle, mischievous children, getting home, disappearance, parallel world, young heroes, childhood, danger, fantasy world, time travel, board game ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century, 90s, 60s, 1860s ...
Place: usa, new hampshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 ⇓
100%
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 ⇓
100%
 6.8
 12K
Halloweentown (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: On her 13th birthday, Marnie learns she's a witch, discovers a secret portal, and is transported to Halloweentown — a magical place where ghosts and ghouls, witches and werewolves live apart from the human world. But she soon finds herself ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, melancholic, captivating, tense
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens, horror for children
Plot: halloween, witch, magic, good versus evil, supernatural ability, disorder, rescue, heroic mission, curses spells and rituals, save the day, danger, youth ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.9
 119K
Matilda (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An extraordinarily intelligent young girl from a cruel and uncaring family discovers she possesses telekinetic powers and is sent off to a school headed by a tyrannical principal.
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, fairy tale, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: school, little girl, parents and children, teachers and students, adventure, young heroes, eccentric family, telekinesis, supernatural ability, elementary school, disorder, child prodigy ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Little Monsters (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young boy is scared of the monster under his bed. He asks his 6th grade brother to swap rooms for the night as a bet that the monster really exists. Soon the brother becomes friends with the monster and discovers a whole new world of fun and games ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, light, entertaining ...
Audience: horror for children, kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: friendship, monster, family, adventure, young heroes, mischievous children, supernatural ability, imaginary, best friends, curses spells and rituals, wish come true, child as adult ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 89K
Hocus Pocus (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After 300 years of slumber, three sister witches are accidentally resurrected in Salem on Halloween night, and it us up to three kids and their newfound feline friend to put an end to the witches' reign of terror once and for all.
Style: humorous, fairy tale, sweet, offbeat, light ...
Audience: date night, horror for children, kids, teens
Plot: witch, halloween, magic, wizards and magicians, resurrection, immortality, teenage life, supernatural, cat, danger, potion, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1700s, 1990s, year 1993 ...
Place: massachusetts, usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Little Vampire (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany, Netherlands, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Based on the popular books, the story tells of Tony who wants a friend to add some adventure to his life. What he gets is Rudolph, a vampire kid with a good appetite. The two end up inseparable, but their fun is cut short when all the hopes of the ...
Style: humorous, feel good, entertaining, melancholic, semi serious ...
Audience: horror for children, kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: vampire, imaginary, family, friendship, vampire hunter, escapades, supernatural, heroes, siblings relations, small town life, child protagonist, school ...
Time: 80s
Place: scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Max Keeble's Big Move (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Max Keeble, the victim of his 7th grade class, plots revenge when he learns he's moving; it backfires when he doesn't move after all.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, touching, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: school, underdog, mischievous children, friendship, family, parents and children, disorder, teenage life, vengeance, family relations, chaos and mayhem, father son relationship ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.3
 61K
Richie Rich (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Billionaire heir Richie Rich has it all, including Reggie Jackson as a batting coach and Claudia Schiffer as a personal trainer -- but no playmates. What's more, scoundrel Laurence Van Dough is scheming to take over the family empire. Uh-oh! ...
Style: light, humorous, sincere, sweet, realistic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, friendship, children, rich and poor, missing person, youth, when the parents are away, family, mischievous children, cons and scams, conspiracy, wealth ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 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 ⇓
75%
 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 ⇓
100%
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 ⇓
67%
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 ⇓
100%
Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Molly Mahoney is the awkward and insecure manager of Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium, the strangest, most fantastic, most wonderful toy store in the world. But when Mr. Magorium bequeaths the store to her, a dark and ominous change begins to ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, sweet, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: magic, miraculous event, objects come to life, accountant, friendship, family, prodigy, mysterious character, fish out of water, goofy hero, save the day, boss and employee ...
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 121K
Stuart Little (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The adventures of a heroic and debonair stalwart mouse named Stuart Little with human qualities, who faces some comic misadventures while searching for his lost bird friend and living with a human family as their child.
Style: humorous, feel good, entertaining, light, touching ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: mouse, adoption, cat, adventure, orphan, kidnapping, anthropomorphic mouse, friendship, mischievous children, fish out of water, orphanage, chase ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 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 ⇓
35%
 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 ⇓
32%
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Charlotte's Web (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Germany, Australia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Wilbur the pig is scared of the end of the season, because he knows that come that time, he will end up on the dinner table. He hatches a plan with Charlotte, a spider that lives in his pen, to ensure that this will never happen.
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, sentimental, feel good ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, pig, rescue, survival, spider, family, friends, uncle, grass, spring, barn, animals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1930s
Place: usa, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
16%
 5.4
 6K
Bogus (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Recently orphaned, a young boy is taken in by his godmother who is shocked to realize that she can see the boy's imaginary friend: a flamboyant, French magician named Bogus.
Style: sentimental, touching, humorous, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: imaginary friend, friendship, magic, orphan, circus, family, bittersweet, young heroes, youth, misfit, imaginary, social misfits ...
Place: new jersey, atlantic city new jersey, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Halloweentown High (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Marnie Piper prepares to begin a new school year, she asks the Halloweentown Hot Witches' Council to work toward openness between Halloweentown and the mortal world. She proposes to bring a group of Halloweentown students to her own high school ...
Style: offbeat, humorous, stylized, feel good, semi serious
Audience: teens, family outing, date night, kids, pre-teens ...
Plot: halloween, high school, witch, hereditary gift of witchcraft, friendship, rivalry, supernatural, family relations, siblings relations, wizards and magicians, friends, family life ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.8
 230K
The Goonies (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A young teenager named Mikey Walsh finds an old treasure map in his father's attic. Hoping to save their homes from demolition, Mikey and his friends Data Wang, Chunk Cohen, and Mouth Devereaux run off on a big quest to find the secret stash of ...
Style: exciting, sentimental, feel good, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens, teen comedy
Plot: treasure hunt, asthma, mischievous children, treasure, childhood, treasure map, small town, map, search, attic, corpse, tunnel ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 19K
The Borrowers (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The four-inch-tall Clock family secretly share a house with the normal-sized Lender family, "borrowing" such items as thread, safety pins, batteries and scraps of food. However, their peaceful co-existence is disturbed when evil lawyer ...
Style: humorous, not serious, light, entertaining, touching ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: friendship, mischievous children, child's point of view, lawyer, adventure, good versus evil, little people, disorder, danger, eviction, real estate, greed ...
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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 ...
Style: semi serious, humorous
Audience: family outing
Plot: ghost, haunted house, supernatural, redemption, heroes, love and romance, family, supernatural ability, hopes, escapades, palaces castles and temples, chaos and mayhem ...
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.1
 39K
The Kid (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Powerful businessman Russ Duritz is self-absorbed and immersed in his work. But by the magic of the moon, he meets Rusty, a chubby, charming 8-year-old version of himself who can't believe he could turn out so badly -- with no life and no dog. ...
Style: touching, feel good, semi serious, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: time travel, redemption, imaginary, unfulfillment, changing the past or future, family, indifference, youth, friends, introspection, estrangement, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 60s, contemporary, 1960s ...
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 ⇓
29%
 5.1
 259
Kids World (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, New Zealand
Duration: 93 min.
Story: What would you wish for if you were eleven and could have anything in the world? Your parents don't understand you. Your teenage brother is constantly getting you in trouble...for things he did! You're in love with the twelve-year-old girl ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, suspense
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: young heroes, experiment gone awry, child as adult, adventure, teenage life, mischievous children, friendship, disorder, danger, best friends, youth, rescue ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Doctor Dolittle (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A successful physician and devoted family man, John Dolittle (Eddie Murphy) seems to have the world by the tail, until a long suppressed talent he possessed as a child, the ability to communicate with animals is suddenly reawakened with a vengeance! ...
Style: light, funny, emotional, melancholic, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, date night
Plot: friendship, clinic, animal human communication, doctor, dog, african american, talking animals, father daughter relationship, father son relationship, dysfunctional family, monkey, adventure ...
Time: 1990s, 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Harry and the Hendersons (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Returning from a hunting trip in the forest, the Henderson family's car hits an animal in the road. At first they fear it was a man, but when they examine the "body" they find it's a "bigfoot". They think it's dead ...
Style: touching, humorous, feel good, melancholic, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: sasquatch, wildlife, family, adventure, parents and children, fish out of water, friendship, kindness, bad smell, footprint, hamburger, vegetarian ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, seattle washington, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 4.4
 7K
Pinocchio (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Italy
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Roberto Benigni adapts the classic children's tale by Carlo Collodi for the big-budget family-oriented comedy Pinocchio.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, light, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: adventurer, fish out of water, obsessive quest, mischievous children, teaching the ways of the world, young heroes, parents and children, friendship, rescue, disorder, escapades, danger ...
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%