Movies like Magicians

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Magicians (1982)
 7.3
 2K
Magicians (1982)
Original name: Чародеи
Genre: Comedy, Musical, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 147 min.
Story: In a small Russian town, there is a Research Institute for magic. One of the witches, Alyona Sanina, is going to marry a guy named Ivan Puhov (not a magician). A jealous Apollon Sataneev tells her boss Kira Shemahandskaya that Sanina is going to marry not Ivan Puhov, but Ivan Kivrin, whom Shemahandskaya is going to marry herself. Enraged, Shemahandskaya, who is a powerful witch, orders Sanina to forget about her Ivan and marry Sataneev instead. And this will be final unless Alyona kisses Puhov before midnight on New Year. Alyona's friends call Puhov to the rescue.
Style: sentimental, captivating, entertaining, fairy tale, suspense
Audience: family outing
Plot: magic, spell, love, singing, new year, intrigue, witch, conspiracy, science, wizards, christmas, male female relationship

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, entertaining, feel good and captivating films with plots about love, magic, fall in love, romance, happy ending, love and romance and family relations mostly in Comedy, Romance and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Magicians: An Ordinary Miracle (1979), Formula of Love (1984), Truffaldino from Bergamo (1977), Snowed-Inn Christmas (2017), Monday Begins on Saturday (1965). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
An Ordinary Miracle (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A wizard invents characters who all come to life and start to arrive at his house: a King, his servants, a princes, a bear trapped in a man's body - the usual lot. The Plot mainly rotates around the bear, who the wizard had turned into a man. ...
Style: humorous, stylized, touching, entertaining, surprise ending
Plot: spell, love, magic, werewolf, hunter, bear, princess, kiss, husband wife relationship, satire, palace intrigue, irony ...
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Formula of Love (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young aristocrat, Aleksei Fedyashev, is languishing in his family's country estate, spending his days reading poetry and confessing his love... to a statue. Upon hearing that famous Count Cagliostro is touring Russia and has created quite a ...
Style: clever, semi serious, witty, talky, humorous ...
Plot: wizards and magicians, cons and scams, nothing goes right, love and romance, romance, adventurer, dishonesty, fish out of water, escapades, artists and showbiz, on the run, runaway ...
Time: 18th century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Truffaldino from Bergamo (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Musical, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A funny musical comedy based on the famous theater play "Servant of Two Masters" by Carlo Goldoni.
Style: sincere, captivating, feel good, entertaining
Audience: family outing
Plot: servant, love, dual identity, gender disguise, heroes, couples, uncover truth, family relations, singing, faked death, false name, dancing ...
Time: 18th century
Place: venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
Snowed-Inn Christmas (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Jenna Hudson (Bethany Joy Lenz) and Kevin Jenner (Andrew Walker) are polar opposites working for the same online publication in New York City. With both having nowhere they want to be for Christmas, they volunteer for a special writing assignment. ...
Style: entertaining, captivating, disturbing, sweet
Audience: date night
Plot: christmas, love, reporter, small town, love affair, opposites attract, fall in love, male female relationship, help, romance, lifestyle, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: indiana, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Monday Begins on Saturday (1965)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 63 min.
Story: Set in a fictional town in northern Russia, where highly classified research in magic occurs, the novel is a satire of Soviet scientific research institutes, complete with an inept administration, a dishonest, show-horse professor, and numerous ...
Plot: sofa, programmer, magic, scientific research, science, witch, talking animals
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Little Mermaid (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A young reporter and his niece discover a beautiful and enchanting creature they believe to be the real little mermaid.
Style: fairy tale, sweet, emotional, colourful, gothic
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: mermaid, magic, fall in love, falling in love, singing, circus performer, circus, evil sorcerer, witch, love, kiss, flashback ...
Time: 19th century
Place: mississippi, mississippi river
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.5
 4K
Frosty (1965)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A fairy tale about a conceited young man and a young woman with a tyrannical step-mother, who must overcome magical trials in order to be together.
Style: fairy tale, feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: winter, magic, family relations, family, russian, parent child relationship, folk tale, wizards and magicians, stepmother stepdaughter relationship, selfishness, mother daughter relationship, jealousy ...
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Practical Magic (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Sally and Gillian Owens, born into a magical family, have mostly avoided witchcraft themselves. But when Gillian's vicious boyfriend, Jimmy Angelov, dies unexpectedly, the Owens sisters give themselves a crash course in hard magic. With ...
Style: feel good, sincere, offbeat, fairy tale, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: curses spells and rituals, witch, small town, wizards and magicians, supernatural, spell, supernatural ability, love, magic, curse, romance, death ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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A Dash of Love (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A young woman who dreams of opening her own restaurant lands a job at a prominent restaurant whose head chef becomes her unlikely ally when the restaurant's unscrupulous owner, a Master Chef herself, plots to return the place to its former ...
Style: humorous, funny, entertaining, captivating, light ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: cooking, workplace romance, love, restaurant, chef, valentine's day, intrigue, rivalry, promise, society, male female relationship, kitchen ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.3
 186
Laughing Dolls (1963)
Genre: Comedy, Musical, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Meliton Beltadze only son Reziko opera singer, has neither the talent nor the desire, but for the sake of the mother's grandmother and studied at the Conservatoire. Reziko first test of the household could not steal a father and son reveals. ...
Plot: doll, show, ambition, toy, love, grandmother, toast, fame, mother in law, worker, studying, housewife ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
After the Rain, on Thursday (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A palace steward conspires with bandits to kidnap an infant czar's son and an orphan adopted by the czar, replacing the prince with the steward's son. Two decades later the true prince and his foster brother are slaves in a quarry, the ...
Style: fairy tale, humorous, captivating, light
Audience: family outing
Plot: magic, good versus evil, adventure, parents and children, heroes, greed, prison, friendship, teenager, dancer, kidnapping, costume ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Cave of the Golden Rose 4 (1994)
Genre: Fantasy, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 200 min.
Story: A black cloud travels across country, kills animals and plants and dries up the rivers. When the cloud reaches Fantaghiro's kingdom she meets Prince Parsel who follows the cloud to get his stolen castle back. After her castle vanishes, too, ...
Style: fairy tale
Plot: warlock, love, witch, magic, anthropomorphism, wizards, sword and sorcery, black magic, volcano, talking animals
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Oh How It Hurts 66 (1967)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Musical
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A fantasy story based on Kornei Chukovsky classics about a brave doctor Aybolit and his adventures on the land and on the sea.
Style: fairy tale, humorous, captivating, entertaining
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: doctor, bandit, veterinarian, surrealism, friendship, chase, parents and children, adventure, hopes, dishonesty
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.0
 498
The Santa Con (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Small-time con man Nick DeMarco is ordered by his parole officer to take a minimum-wage job as a department store Santa during the holidays...and he hates it. Near the end of his first shift, he hastily promises a young boy, Billy, that Santa will ...
Style: humorous, feel good, sentimental, sincere, light ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, family, parents and children, moral dilemma, family relations, wish come true, introspection, store, santa claus, love, friendship, estrangement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Christmas Wedding Planner (2017)
Genre: Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Wedding Planner, Kelsey Wilson, is about to have her big break: planning her beloved cousin's lavish and exclusive wedding. Everything is going smoothly until Connor McClane, a devilishly handsome private investigator, shows up and turns ...
Style: funny, romantic, entertaining, captivating, twists and turns
Audience: family outing
Plot: wedding, secret, love, deception, sister sister relationship, betrayal, conspiracy, justice, family relations, fall in love, romance, couple relations ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
A Night Before Christmas (1961)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 68 min.
Story: Funny story about how on Christmas Eve in the Ukrainian village of beguiled the devil and how mighty Vakula managed to overcome evil spirits, and to take his bride to the king's slippers. A screen adaptation of Nikolai Gogol "The Night ...
Style: sentimental, touching, sincere, romantic
Plot: winter, village, blacksmith, witch, love, night, demon, russian empire, destiny, proposal, wooing, pride and honor ...
Time: 18th century
Place: ukraine, st. petersburg russia, russia, saint petersburg
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 59K
When in Rome (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After fishing out coins from a water fountain in Italy, cynical New Yorker Beth Harper finds herself being wooed by several ardent suitors. As she deals with the attention, Beth tries to figure out whether a charming reporter really loves her.
Style: humorous, romantic, feel good, sweet, funny ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night, teens
Plot: romance, love, wooing, couples, miraculous event, love and romance, spell, wish come true, looking for love, curses spells and rituals, fall in love, singleness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, rome italy, new york, italy, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
A Very Potter Musical (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 166 min.
Story: In April 2009, a group of University of Michigan students (Team StarKid) performed what was renamed "A Very Potter Musical", a two act musical parody that featured major elements from all seven Harry Potter books and an original score.
Style: visually appealing, unusual plot structure, melancholic, clever, funny ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: wizards, friendship, magic, obsession, fantasy world, adaptation, music, creativity, love, unlikely friendships, vengeance, weird ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Love by Request (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Two people: Igor, an ex-athlete aimlessly living and chasing rubles to get drunk and Vera, an ugly duck librarian, try to find their luck by planning to fall in love with each other based on "psychological conditioning".
Style: touching, sentimental, romantic, sincere, humorous
Audience: family outing, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: loneliness, love, drunkenness, stubbornness, happy ending, dating show, perseverance, fall in love, chance meeting, society, male female relationship, loser ...
Time: 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.2
 11K
The Love Witch (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Elaine, a beautiful young witch, is determined to find a man to love her. In her gothic Victorian apartment she makes spells and potions, and then picks up men and seduces them. However her spells work too well, and she ends up with a string of ...
Style: dark humor, captivating, humorous, tense, psychotronic ...
Plot: witchcraft, love potion, death, love, looking for love, female protagonist, witch, exploitation, lover, ritual, murder, lovers ...
Time: victorian, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.2
 5K
The Healer (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Spain, USA, Canada
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The film follows a man with an unwanted gift for healing who meets a teenager with cancer who helps him to find himself.
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: faith, love, healing, legacy, intergenerational friendship, magic, girl, help, personal growth, belief, police officer, love interest ...
Place: london, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 4.3
 1K
The Heat (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Russia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Four good folks from schools got reunion in a summer café on the bank of River Moskva, and they had an unthinkable trouble to deal with check, though one of them is so rich. One by one, a friend left the table to find solution and everyone of them ...
Style: light, captivating, humorous, sentimental
Plot: group of friends, youth, summertime, love, multiple storylines, party, romance, fistfight, chase
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Nutty Professor (1963)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Jerry Lewis directed, co-wrote and starred in this riotously funny movie that set a new standard for screen comedy and inspired the hit remake. Lewis plays a timid, nearsighted chemistry teacher who discovers a magical potion that can transform him ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, cult film, psychotronic ...
Audience: date night, family outing
Plot: chemistry, farce, university, laboratory, college, hung over, satire, fall in love, potion, professor, student, teacher ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Musical, Romance
Country: UK, USA, Japan
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Five years after meeting her three fathers, Sophie Sheridan prepares to open her mother’s hotel. In 1979, young Donna Sheridan meets the men who each could be Sophie’s biological father.
Style: feel good, sincere, sentimental, scenic, captivating
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: mother daughter relationship, female friendship, singing, friendship, boyfriend, sailboat, dancing, greek island, pregnant woman, reunion, dating, blonde ...
Time: year 1979, contemporary, 70s
Place: greece, oxford university, paris france, stockholm sweden, mediterranean sea ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.3
 8K
Grease Live! (2016)
Genre: Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: After enjoying a holiday romance, high school students Danny and Sandy are unexpectedly reunited when she transfers to Rydell High, where she must contend with cynical Rizzo and the Pink Ladies.
Style: feel good, captivating, sentimental, light, lyrical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: romance, dance contest, dancing, high school life, friends, teenage love, coming of age, youth, singing, opposites attract, teen romance, live broadcast ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1959
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.3
 60K
Ella Enchanted (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, Ireland, UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Ella lives in a magical world in which each child, at the moment of their birth, is given a virtuous "gift" from a fairy godmother. Ella's so-called gift, however, is obedience. This birthright proves itself to be quite the curse once ...
Style: fairy tale, feel good, humorous, light, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens, girls' night ...
Plot: cinderella story, fairy, true love, wizards and magicians, imaginary kingdom, prince, adventure, imaginary, fall in love, magic, giant, love and romance ...
Time: middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.0
 1K
Goddess (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Musical, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Elspeth Dickens dreams of finding her "voice" despite being stuck in an isolated farmhouse with her twin toddlers. A web-cam becomes her pathway to fame and fortune, but at a price.
Style: sentimental, feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: follow your dream, lifestyle, ambition, musician's life, rising to stardom, romance, showbiz, hopes, singing, artists and showbiz, parents and children, twins ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Come Look at Me (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Russia
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The movie is about an old disabled lady who lives with her spinster daughter. The lady desperately wants her daughter to marry, and the daughter, driven by the supposed imminent death of her mother, invites a total stranger home and introduces him ...
Style: emotional, touching, semi serious, captivating
Plot: new year's eve, male female relationship, pretense, bad mother, husband, mother daughter relationship, deception, spinster, destiny, family gatherings, family relations, banana peel
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 4.8
 67K
Bewitched (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Thinking he can overshadow an unknown actress in the part, an egocentric actor unknowingly gets a witch cast in an upcoming television remake of the classic show "Bewitched".
Style: feel good, humorous, witty, light, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: witch, wizards and magicians, fall in love, tv show, supernatural romance, magic, disorder, supernatural, romance, falling in love, hidden identity, couple relations ...
Time: 2000s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Butcher's Wife (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A clairvoyant woman thinks that she's met her future husband because she's seen him in a dream. They marry and he takes her back to his butcher shop in New York city, where her powers tend to influence everyone she meets while working in ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, sweet, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: clairvoyant, supernatural, romance, love, unfulfillment, fall in love, couple relations, family relations, true love, magic, couples, misfit ...
Time: future
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%