Movies like Casper

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Casper (1995)
 6.1
 109K
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: feel good, humorous, sweet, light, touching, sentimental, semi serious, fairy tale, entertaining, romantic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: ghost, halloween, friendship, afterlife, supernatural, haunted house, danger, mischievous children, friends, family, life after death, young heroes, palaces castles and temples, father daughter relationship, friends who live together, ghost child, imaginary, disorder, life & death, unlikely friendships, single father, family bonds, paranormal, inheritance, back from the dead ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: new england, usa, maine

Most similar movies to Casper

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, entertaining and melancholic films with plots about family, storytelling, disorder, catastrophe, mentor, fantasy world and friendship mostly in Family, Fantasy and Comedy genres. Some movies like Casper: Halloweentown (1998), The Haunted Mansion (2003), Matilda (1996), Stuart Little (1999), Hocus Pocus (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.8
 11K
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, captivating, melancholic, tense
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: halloween, magic, good versus evil, witch, curses spells and rituals, heroic mission, save the day, supernatural ability, rescue, disorder, parallel world, imaginary ...
⇓ 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, entertaining, scary ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: haunted house, ghost, reincarnation, magic, supernatural, family vacation, workaholic, family relations, estate, disorder, danger, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 114K
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: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: parents and children, teachers and students, eccentric family, young heroes, school, little girl, supernatural ability, elementary school, disorder, telekinesis, child abuse, adventure ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 117K
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, clever ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: adoption, mouse, cat, orphan, kidnapping, anthropomorphic mouse, adventure, friendship, talking animals, mischievous children, fish out of water, orphanage ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.8
 81K
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, light, fairy tale, sweet, offbeat ...
Audience: date night, kids, teens
Plot: witch, halloween, supernatural, magic, wizards and magicians, immortality, teenage life, witches, danger, resurrection, potion, disorder ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1993, 1700s, 1990s ...
Place: massachusetts, usa
⇓ 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, exciting, humorous, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: ghost, afterlife, small town, haunted house, horror for children, redemption, supernatural, imaginary, young heroes, curses spells and rituals, family, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: friendship, horror for children, monster, family, adventure, young heroes, mischievous children, imaginary, curses spells and rituals, wish come true, supernatural ability, best friends ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 275K
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, teens, family outing
Plot: jungle, adventure, getting home, parallel world, disappearance, young heroes, mischievous children, danger, time travel, childhood, board game, imaginary ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century, 90s, 60s, year 1995 ...
Place: usa, new hampshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: humorous, semi serious, feel good, offbeat, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: magic, fairy godmother, family, vengeance, follow your dream, curses spells and rituals, nothing goes right, down on your luck, mischievous children, hopes, heroes, imaginary ...
Place: nebraska, new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 235K
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, life after death, surrealism, heaven and hell, possession, obsessive quest ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new england, usa, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.3
 59K
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: humorous, light, sincere, sweet, feel good ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: friendship, adventure, rich and poor, missing person, youth, when the parents are away, family, mischievous children, cons and scams, wealth, conspiracy, betrayal ...
Place: usa, mcdonald's restaurant
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 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: offbeat, touching, not serious, humorous, clever ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: friendship, eviction, lawyer, child's point of view, real estate, mischievous children, family, adventure, youth, danger, imaginary, escapades ...
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Mom's Got a Date with a Vampire (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The Hansen kids are in a jam. Adam and his best friend Duffy have gotten their hands on some tickets for the Headless Horseman concert, and his sister Chelsea has a date with her dreamy boyfriend Peter. The only problem is they're both ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, scary, captivating
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: vampire, horror for children, parents and children, disorder, couples, youth, woman in danger, family relations, family, mischievous children, single parent, siblings relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ 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: feel good, humorous, entertaining, melancholic, offbeat ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: vampire, family, friendship, horror for children, vampire hunter, escapades, supernatural, siblings relations, heroes, imaginary, small town life, child protagonist ...
Time: 80s
Place: scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 8K
High Spirits (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When Peter Plunkett's Irish castle turned hotel is about to be repossesed, he decides to spice up the attraction a bit for the 'Yanks' by having his staff pretend to haunt the castle. The trouble begins when a busload of American ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, entertaining, funny ...
Plot: supernatural, ghost, romance, supernatural romance, fall in love, disorder, castle, haunted house, love and romance, cons and scams, palaces castles and temples, spirit ...
Time: 18th century, 1930s, 80s
Place: ireland, 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, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: school, underdog, friendship, family, parents and children, family relations, vengeance, teenage life, disorder, mischievous children, chaos and mayhem, father son relationship ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Neverending Story III (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young boy must restore order when a group of bullies steal the magical book that acts as a portal between Earth and the imaginary world of Fantasia.
Style: feel good, offbeat, stylized, semi serious, awful ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: magic, good versus evil, book, fantasy world, family, adventure, danger, youth, empress, imaginary kingdom, escapades, imaginary ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
When Good Ghouls Go Bad (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Family
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In October of 1981, Curtis Danko, the creepy kid from the small town of Walker Falls, was killed in a mysterious accident. He left behind a warning to the town: "If you ever have another Halloween again, I will return and destroy you all!" ...
Style: feel good, humorous, captivating, light, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: halloween, horror for children, small town, supernatural, mischievous children, ghost, afterlife, disorder, danger, back from the dead, heroic mission, adventure ...
Place: usa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 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, entertaining, light, scary ...
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 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 ...
Style: semi serious, captivating
Audience: family outing
Plot: ghost, redemption, friendship, haunted house, curse, girl, prank, palaces castles and temples, estate, curses spells and rituals, teenage life, family ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, offbeat, feel good, 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 soldier, toy, heroes, young heroes, imaginary ...
Time: 18th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, humorous, feel good, sentimental
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: ghost, friendship, youth, disorder, palaces castles and temples, sleazy, family relations, friends, supernatural, hopes, parents and children, misfit ...
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: semi serious, humorous, feel good, light, funny ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: pirate, witch, island, college, ghost, gambling, coach, family, curses spells and rituals, goofy hero, escapades, heroes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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, feel good, sentimental ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, pig, survival, rescue, spider, family, friends, uncle, grass, spring, barn, animals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1930s
Place: usa, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 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, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: imaginary friend, friendship, magic, orphan, circus, family, disorder, imaginary, social misfits, dealing with death, young heroes, hopes ...
Place: new jersey, atlantic city new jersey, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: feel good, offbeat, humorous, semi serious, stylized
Audience: pre-teens, teens, kids, date night, family outing
Plot: halloween, high school, witch, hereditary gift of witchcraft, friends, high school life, supernatural, friendship, rivalry, youth, danger, teenage life ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 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: feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious, surprise ending
Audience: family outing
Plot: ghost, invisibility, friendship, buddies, family life, disorder, youth, friends, family relations, fish out of water, bollywood, supernatural ...
Place: india, asia, goa india
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Dennis the Menace (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Mr. Wilson's ever-present annoyance comes in the form of one mischievous kid named Dennis. But he'll need Dennis's tricks to uncover a collection of gold coins that go missing when a shady drifter named Switchblade Sam comes to town.
Style: not serious, feel good, humorous, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: mischievous children, family, prank, friendship, nothing goes right, neighbor, runaway, criminal, when the parents are away, suburban life, parents and children, friends ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s, future
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: supernatural, haunted house, ghost, supernatural ability, escapades, heroes, family, love and romance, hopes, curses spells and rituals, chaos and mayhem, danger ...
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, wizards and magicians, fish out of water, goofy hero, boss and employee ...
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%