Movies like Casper

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Casper (1995)
 6.1
 105K
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, sentimental, touching, semi serious, fairy tale, entertaining, romantic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, friendship, afterlife, supernatural, family, danger, friends, halloween, mischievous children, palaces castles and temples, father daughter relationship, friends who live together, young heroes, life & death, unlikely friendships, single father, family bonds, paranormal, ghost child, life after death, imaginary, disorder, back from the dead, chase ...
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, light and entertaining films with plots about family, storytelling, dialogue, disorder, mentor, catastrophe and first contact mostly in Family, Fantasy and Comedy genres. Some movies like Casper: Stuart Little (1999), Hocus Pocus (1993), Matilda (1996), The Haunted Mansion (2003), High Spirits (1988). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.9
 113K
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: feel good, humorous, entertaining, light, clever ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: adoption, mouse, cat, friendship, adventure, mischievous children, kidnapping, orphan, anthropomorphic mouse, kids and family, fish out of water, talking animals ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 79K
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: halloween, witch, wizards and magicians, supernatural, magic, resurrection, teenage life, vengeance, immortality, danger, potion, disorder ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 1700s, 17th century
Place: massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 109K
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: parents and children, eccentric family, young heroes, teachers and students, child abuse, school, supernatural ability, telekinesis, disorder, adventure, family disapproval, elementary school ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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, magic, supernatural, reincarnation, family vacation, family, family relations, disorder, estate, workaholic, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 5.7
 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, offbeat, light, sexy ...
Plot: supernatural, ghost, afterlife, romance, supernatural romance, spirit, palaces castles and temples, love and romance, cons and scams, fall in love, disorder, hotel ...
Time: 18th century, 1930s, 80s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.3
 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: semi serious, humorous, scary, entertaining, light ...
Audience: kids
Plot: afterlife, ghost, laboratory, supernatural, destiny, parents and children, daughter, parent child relationship, curses spells and rituals, family life, family relations, prodigy ...
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: feel good, semi serious, touching, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, kids
Plot: friendship, family, survival, friends, pig, rescue, spring, barn, egg, uncle, spider, grass ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1930s
Place: usa, maine
⇓ 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, feel good, semi serious, humorous, offbeat ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, adventure, family, mischievous children, toy comes to life, young heroes, parallel world, good versus evil, coming of age, escapades, heroes, imaginary ...
Time: 18th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, 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: humorous, semi serious, scary, exciting
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: ghost, afterlife, haunted house, small town, rescue, family, curses spells and rituals, supernatural, young heroes, redemption, danger, imaginary ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: humorous, semi serious, feel good, scary
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: halloween, small town, zombie, ghost, afterlife, factory, family, danger, supernatural, mischievous children, curses spells and rituals, small town life ...
Place: minnesota, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.9
 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, semi serious, sentimental, feel good
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: ghost, friendship, mischievous children, palaces castles and temples, family, youth, family relations, disorder, supernatural, young heroes, parents and children, hopes ...
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.3
 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, semi serious, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: imaginary friend, magic, friendship, circus, orphan, family, young heroes, dealing with death, aunt, wizards and magicians, imaginary, youth ...
Place: new jersey, atlantic city new jersey, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: feel good, semi serious, humorous, light, funny ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: pirate, witch, gambling, island, college, ghost, coach, family, young heroes, friendship, curses spells and rituals, good versus evil ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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
Audience: family outing
Plot: ghost, haunted house, afterlife, supernatural, supernatural ability, palaces castles and temples, family, curses spells and rituals, redemption, chaos and mayhem, danger, escapades ...
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.5
 228K
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, offbeat, dark humor, surreal, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: afterlife, ghost, supernatural, haunted house, goth, teenage girl, surrealism, giant snake, minister, skeleton, child bride, possession ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, semi serious, humorous, offbeat, light ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: friendship, monster, bed, family, mischievous children, adventure, young heroes, curses spells and rituals, wish come true, fish out of water, danger, escapades ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: family outing, pre-teens, kids, preschoolers
Plot: mischievous children, family, prank, friendship, nothing goes right, neighbor, runaway, criminal, when the parents are away, suburbs, parents and children, youth ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s, future
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: humorous, touching, feel good, melancholic, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: family, sasquatch, wildlife, adventure, friendship, parents and children, fish out of water, bounty hunter, kindness, family drama, bigfoot, mentor ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, seattle washington, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Movie in collections
 2.9
 21K
Kazaam (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Shaquille O'Neal as a rapping genie protects a little boy.
Style: humorous, feel good, fairy tale, light, inspirational ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: genie, family, young heroes, mischievous children, wish come true, supernatural ability, hip hop, curses spells and rituals, friendship, partners, youth, misfit ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 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: humorous, semi serious, touching, feel good, surprise ending
Audience: family outing
Plot: ghost, friendship, invisibility, fish out of water, bollywood, young heroes, adventure, haunted house, supernatural, friends, youth, family relations ...
Place: asia, india, goa india
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.3
 58K
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, not serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: youth, family, adventure, friendship, rich and poor, when the parents are away, missing person, mischievous children, cons and scams, wealth, conspiracy, betrayal ...
Place: usa, mcdonald's restaurant
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, offbeat, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: magic, fairy godmother, family, mischievous children, supernatural ability, follow your dream, parents and children, child as adult, vengeance, cinderella story, curses spells and rituals, imaginary kingdom ...
Place: nebraska, usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ 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, clever, melancholic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, date night
Plot: clinic, friendship, animal human communication, doctor, talking animals, african american, dog, father daughter relationship, father son relationship, dysfunctional family, adventure, happy ending ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Family
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, not serious, feel good, touching, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family, job interview, siblings relations, young heroes, parents and children, bad luck, school, one day, mischievous children, family relations, friends, birthday party ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
A Haunted House (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A spoof of all the "found-footage/documentary style" films released in recent years.
Style: humorous, not serious, absurd, funny, satirical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, domestic disturbance, danger, supernatural, parody, couple relations, nothing goes right, disorder, stupidity, seance, farce ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2012
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, offbeat, stylized
Audience: date night, family outing, pre-teens, teens, kids
Plot: halloween, high school, witch, high school life, family life, holiday, kids and family, magic, family, youth, vengeance, friendship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Peanut Butter Solution (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Peanut butter is the secret ingredient for magic potions made by two friendly ghosts. Eleven-year-old Michael loses all of his hair when he gets a fright and uses the potion to get his hair back, but too much peanut butter causes things to get a bit ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, atmospheric, suspense ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: ghost, hair, bald, friendship, magic, family, supernatural, imaginary, youth, mischievous children, curses spells and rituals, disorder ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.9
 265K
Jumanji (1995)
Genre: Adventure, 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: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: jungle, adventure, getting home, young heroes, mischievous children, parallel world, disappearance, family, danger, board game, time travel, magic ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 90s, 60s, year 1995 ...
Place: usa, new hampshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.1
 38K
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: humorous, touching, semi serious, feel good, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: time travel, redemption, changing the past or future, family, midlife crisis, introspection, road not taken, age difference, childhood memory, hopes, imaginary, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 60s, 20th century, 21st century, 2000s ...
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: semi serious, feel good, humorous, stylized, offbeat ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: miraculous event, magic, friendship, puppet, piano, accountant, objects come to life, family, mysterious character, toys, darkness, toy ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%