Movies like Casper

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Casper (1995)
 6.1
 122K
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, sweet, touching, light, humorous, sentimental, semi serious, psychotronic, nostalgic, tear jerker ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night, teens
Plot: friendship, ghost, halloween, supernatural, afterlife, mischievous children, haunted house, friends, family, ghost child, life after death, palaces castles and temples, danger, single father, young heroes, father daughter relationship, friends who live together, imaginary, disorder, life & death, unlikely friendships, family bonds, good versus evil, paranormal, childhood ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: new england, usa, 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 entertaining films with plots about family, disorder, youth, adventure, catastrophe, mentor and friendship mostly in Comedy, Family and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Casper: Jumanji (1995), A Simple Wish (1997), Halloweentown (1998), The Haunted Mansion (2003), Matilda (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.0
 310K
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, offbeat, humorous, light ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens, horror for children
Plot: fantasy world, adventure, childhood, board game, jungle, mischievous children, getting home, young heroes, disappearance, animals, parallel world, magic ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 19th century, 60s, 1960s ...
Place: usa, new hampshire
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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: fairy tale, feel good, humorous, semi serious, funny ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: fairy godmother, magic, family, imaginary, rivalry, supernatural ability, down on your luck, wish come true, mischievous children, parents and children, father daughter relationship, satire ...
Place: new york, nebraska, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 14K
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, tense, captivating ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens, horror for children
Plot: halloween, magic, witch, good versus evil, save the day, supernatural ability, rescue, heroic mission, curses spells and rituals, disorder, parallel world, danger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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 6.9
 130K
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, fairy tale, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night, teens
Plot: school, telekinesis, eccentric family, young heroes, little girl, adventure, teachers and students, parents and children, supernatural ability, child prodigy, child abuse, mischievous children ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: humorous, feel good, semi serious, light, entertaining ...
Audience: horror for children, kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: friendship, monster, young heroes, family, adventure, mischievous children, child as adult, fish out of water, supernatural ability, imaginary, best friends, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 104K
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: fairy tale, humorous, sweet, offbeat, light ...
Audience: date night, horror for children, kids, teens, girls' night
Plot: halloween, witch, magic, witches, teenage life, wizards and magicians, immortality, resurrection, supernatural, cat, halloween party, danger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 1700s, year 1993 ...
Place: massachusetts, usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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, offbeat ...
Audience: horror for children, kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: vampire, imaginary, family, friendship, vampire hunter, escapades, supernatural, siblings relations, heroes, small town life, child protagonist, school ...
Time: 80s
Place: scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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: girls' night, kids
Plot: afterlife, ghost, supernatural, parents and children, laboratory, family life, parent child relationship, death, single father, scientist, happy ending, justice ...
Place: london
⇓ 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, family relations, vengeance, chaos and mayhem, teenage life, father son relationship ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ 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, semi serious, humorous, exciting
Audience: family outing, horror for children, pre-teens, kids
Plot: ghost, haunted house, afterlife, rescue, supernatural, youth, imaginary, disgraced, curses spells and rituals, danger, family, young heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.4
 64K
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, feel good ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: adventure, youth, friendship, children, rich and poor, missing person, family, heroes, mischievous children, cons and scams, wealth, conspiracy ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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: pirate, witch, ghost, college, gambling, island, supernatural, escapades, fish out of water, friendship, danger, good versus evil ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 265K
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: family outing, teens
Plot: ghost, afterlife, haunted house, supernatural, surrealism, possession, teenage girl, psychic, life after death, goth, heaven and hell, art ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new england, usa, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.9
 126K
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, preschoolers, pre-teens, teens ...
Plot: mouse, adoption, cat, adventure, kidnapping, anthropomorphic mouse, orphan, friendship, mischievous children, fish out of water, orphanage, chase ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.8
 246K
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: humorous, feel good, semi serious, intense, exciting ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, pre-teens, teen comedy
Plot: treasure hunt, mischievous children, childhood, treasure map, cave, treasure, search, friendship, map, lost treasure, pirate, tunnel ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, feel good, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: ghost, friendship, misfit, young heroes, family, mischievous children, youth, hopes, supernatural, friends, family relations, disorder ...
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: feel good, not serious, humorous, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids, preschoolers, teens ...
Plot: mischievous children, prank, family, when the parents are away, friendship, nothing goes right, children, neighbor, suburbs, criminal, runaway, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s, future
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, toys, accountant, friendship, family, prodigy, mysterious character, boss and employee, fish out of water, curses spells and rituals ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 491K
Home Alone (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Eight-year-old Kevin McCallister makes the most of the situation after his family unwittingly leaves him behind when they go on Christmas vacation. But when a pair of bungling burglars set their sights on Kevin's house, the plucky kid stands ...
Style: humorous, not serious, light, funny, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: christmas, mischievous children, family, holiday, when the parents are away, child protagonist, home invasion, kids and family, youth, neighbor, danger, young heroes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s, 90s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, america, paris france, illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 8K
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: humorous, touching, feel good, semi serious, surprise ending
Audience: family outing
Plot: ghost, friendship, family relations, invisibility, haunted house, supernatural, family life, mischievous children, family, young heroes, disorder, bollywood ...
Place: india, asia, goa india
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: semi serious, humorous, feel good, stylized, offbeat
Audience: family outing, teens, date night, kids, pre-teens ...
Plot: halloween, hereditary gift of witchcraft, magic, witchcraft, witch, friends, supernatural, wizards and magicians, friendship, vengeance, imaginary, escapades ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 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, feel good, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night, teens
Plot: imaginary friend, friendship, magic, orphan, circus, family, bittersweet, youth, disorder, wizards and magicians, friends, fish out of water ...
Place: new jersey, las vegas, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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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, light, captivating, semi serious ...
Audience: horror for children, family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: halloween, ghost, small town, supernatural, mischievous children, afterlife, disorder, danger, curses spells and rituals, back from the dead, heroic mission, adventure ...
Place: minnesota, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
14%
 6.1
 40K
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: feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: time travel, redemption, imaginary, unfulfillment, changing the past or future, family, cynic, indifference, youth, introspection, hopes, estrangement ...
Time: 60s, 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, 2000s ...
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, supernatural ability, family, escapades, heroes, palaces castles and temples, danger, hopes, curses spells and rituals, chaos and mayhem ...
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Bhoothnath Returns (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: India
Duration: 155 min.
Story: Boothnath vows to redeem himself when spirits tease him, and searches for a child to terrify. He befriends Akhrot, a slum kid, and helps him take on the country's most powerful politician.
Style: touching, humorous, feel good, semi serious, sitcom
Audience: family outing
Plot: ghost, friendship, mischievous children, good versus evil, young heroes, youth, supernatural, rivalry, friends, family relations, political satire, haunted house ...
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 4.3
 11K
Fat Albert (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An obese boy named Fat Albert and his friends Rudy, Mushmouth, Bill, Dumb Donald, Russell, and Weird Harold, pulls into trouble when they "fall" out of their TV world into the real world, where Fat Albert tries to help a young girl, Doris, ...
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, date night, pre-teens ...
Plot: friendship, mischievous children, fish out of water, family, fall in love, misfit, youth, buddies, disorder, teenage life, dream girl, high school ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Alexander's day begins with gum stuck in his hair, followed by more calamities. Though he finds little sympathy from his family and begins to wonder if bad things only happen to him, his mom, dad, brother, and sister all find themselves living ...
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, entertaining, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens, girls' night
Plot: family, childhood, siblings relations, family relations, job interview, friends, parents and children, mischievous children, young heroes, bad luck, school, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.2
 263
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: semi serious, feel good, humorous, suspense
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, mischievous children, young heroes, friendship, teenage life, experiment gone awry, child as adult, best friends, youth, disorder, family life, wish come true ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%