Movies like The Devil and Max Devlin

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The Devil and Max Devlin (1981)
 5.1
 1K
The Devil and Max Devlin (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When Max dies in an accident, he goes straight to hell. But the devil Barney makes him an offer: if he manages to get three innocent youths to sell him their souls in the next two months, he may stay on earth. Max accepts, and returns to earth, equipped with special powers. However his task is harder than expected, especially when 7 years old Tobi demands that he marry his mother. Written by Tom Zoerner
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, cult film, melancholic, scary, unusual plot structure, twists and turns, visually appealing, comic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: disney, redemption, bus, family, devil, destiny, supernatural, wish come true, hopes, right hand man, afterlife, happy ending, children, wedding, car, hell, death, chess, family relations, motocross, beach, swimming, singing, tennis, single mother ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california

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Most similar movies to The Devil and Max Devlin

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, feel good, semi serious and melancholic films with plots about family, redemption, life philosophy, mentor, storytelling, first contact and catastrophe mostly in Comedy, Fantasy and Family genres. Some movies like The Devil and Max Devlin: Ghost Dad (1990), Heart and Souls (1993), Freaky Friday (1976), The Kid (2000), Oh, God! You Devil (1984). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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 ⇓
95%
Heart and Souls (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A businessman is reunited with the four lost souls who were his guardian angels during childhood, all with a particular purpose to joining the afterlife.
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: afterlife, ghost, supernatural, redemption, angel, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, friendship, love, reincarnation, fear of commitment, happy ending, life philosophy ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1960s, 1990s, year 1959 ...
Place: san francisco
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100%
 6.3
 12K
Freaky Friday (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: School girl Annabel is hassled by her mother, and Mrs. Andrews is annoyed with her daughter, Annabel. They both think that the other has an easy life. On a normal Friday morning, both complain about each other and wish they could have the easy life ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, surprise ending, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens, girls' night
Plot: body swapping, child as adult, wish come true, self discovery, switching roles, hockey, family relations, disney, family, coming of age, youth, hopes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, turkey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 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 ⇓
61%
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Oh, God! You Devil (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: George Burns is back as God, but oops, here he is as Satan, too. A young rock star is ready to sell his soul to Satan, and Satan is all too happy to oblige. Oops! Seems the fellow was watched over by God as a baby, so now the almighty and his ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, unusual plot structure, cult film ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: deal with the devil, rivalry, religions or cults, disorder, supernatural, musician's life, hopes, imaginary, artists and showbiz, miraculous event, switching roles, belief in god ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 ⇓
48%
Oh, God! Book II (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Second 'Oh God' movie has God appearing before 11-year-old Tracy Richards to ask for her help to spread his word and influence over the world which she suggests the slogan 'Think God.' Naturaly, Tracy's divorced parents ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, biblical, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: pre-teens, teens, kids
Plot: god, school, parents and children, miraculous event, society, supernatural, youth, imaginary, hopes, religions or cults, family relations, divorced parents ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Charley and the Angel (1973)
Genre: Family, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Charley is a workaholic family man that finds out from an angel that his "number's up" and he will be dying soon so he tries to change his ways and be a better husband and father with the time he has left.
Style: sentimental, feel good, offbeat, touching, humorous ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: redemption, family relations, unfulfillment, family, love and romance, miraculous event, human spirit, going straight, supernatural, gangsters, hopes, couples ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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 ⇓
40%
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 ⇓
39%
Angels in the Outfield (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Roger is a foster child whose irresponsible father promises to get his act together when Roger's favourite baseball team, the California Angels, wins the pennant. The problem is that the Angels are in last place, so Roger prays for help to turn ...
Style: touching, humorous, feel good, inspirational, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: baseball, sport, parents and children, hopes, ambition, wish come true, rivalry, underdog, angel, sport team, coach, magic ...
Time: 18th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Ernest Saves Christmas (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When Santa Claus decides to retire and pass on his magic bag of Christmas surprises to a new Saint Nick, he enlists the aid of a hilarious assortment of characters. A perky teen runaway and hapless taxi driver Ernest P. Worrell must convince a ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, light, melancholic ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, teens, family outing
Plot: christmas, holiday, family, family relations, save the day, prank, mischievous children, when the parents are away, fish out of water, misfit, goofy hero, nothing goes right ...
Time: 80s, year 1988
Place: orlando florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 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 ⇓
38%
A Carol Christmas (2003)
Genre: Family, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A Carol Christmas follows the basic plot of "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens, but the story has been modernized. The traditional "Scrooge" character is a talk show host named Carol.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, road not taken, starting over, family relations, disorder, hopes, holiday, talk show host, redemption, hollywood, family, supernatural ...
Time: 2000s
Place: beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: wildlife, sasquatch, fish out of water, family, adventure, friendship, parents and children, hunting, family relations, kindness, vegetarian, bigfoot ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, seattle washington, seattle, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Perfect Holiday (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A young girl turns to a department store Santa in the hopes that he will help find a new husband for her divorced mother.
Style: feel good, sweet, light, touching, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: santa claus, family, romance, single parent, christmas, couple relations, african american, christmas party, farce, breakup, brother brother relationship, children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Rookie of the Year (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: 12-year-old Henry Rowengartner, whose late father was a minor league baseball player, grew up dreaming of playing baseball, despite his physical shortcomings. After Henry's arm is broken while trying to catch a baseball at school, the tendon in ...
Style: humorous, feel good, exciting, inspirational, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: baseball, sport team, sport, contests and competitions, underdog, rivalry, athlete's life, ambition, athlete and trainer, hopes, follow your dream, major league ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Shaggy D.A. (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Wilby Daniels, a successful lawyer running for District Attorney, suddenly finds himself being transformed into an English sheepdog. Somehow he has to keep his change a secret and find just what is causing it, all the while eluding the local dog ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, psychotronic, funny ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: dog, lawyer, conspiracy, district attorney, family, farce, campaign, disorder, animal life, body swapping, family relations, estrangement ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 5.0
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Tooth Fairy (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When minor-league hockey player Derek Thompson -- who has a penchant for knocking out his opponents' teeth every time he plays -- disillusions a fan, he is sentenced to a stint for one week as a bona fide, tutu-clad, real-life tooth fairy. ...
Style: funny, fairy tale, humorous, not serious, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens, girls' night
Plot: disorder, fairy, hockey, curses spells and rituals, fish out of water, imaginary, family, hockey player, redemption, shrinking, invisibility, miniaturization ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 ⇓
35%
 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 ...
Style: feel good, sweet, touching, light, humorous ...
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 ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: new england, usa, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Man of the House (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Ben Archer is not happy. His mother, Sandy, has just met a man, and it looks like things are pretty serious. Driven by a fear of abandonment, Ben tries anything and everything to ruin the "love bubble" which surrounds his mom. However, ...
Style: touching, feel good, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, date night, kids, teens, girls' night
Plot: single parent, parents and children, family relations, family problems, mischievous children, family, opposites attract, dysfunctional family, male friendship, male bonding, child as adult, family life ...
Time: 90s, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 4.4
 18K
The Shaggy Dog (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The tale of a workaholic dad-turned-dog who finds that being man's best friend shows him the most important job - being a great dad.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, light, touching ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night, teens ...
Plot: human becomes animal, family, dog, human becoming an animal, experiment gone awry, pets, transformation, disorder, parents and children, genetic engineering, family life, parent child relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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The Flintstones (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Modern Stone Age family the Flintstones hit the big screen in this live-action version of the classic cartoon. Fred helps Barney adopt a child. Barney sees an opportunity to repay him when Slate Mining tests its employees to find a new executive. ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, offbeat, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, girls' night
Plot: dinosaur, caveman, friendship, family life, cavemen, family relations, best friend, adoption, family, workplace, dishonesty, buddies ...
Time: prehistory, stone age, prehistoric times, quarry, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.4
 33K
Jack Frost (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A father, who can't keep his promises, dies in a car accident. One year later, he returns as a snowman, who has the final chance to put things right with his son before he is gone forever.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: snowman, reincarnation, christmas, family, holiday, redemption, family relations, disorder, hopes, love and romance, parents and children, family life ...
Place: colorado, denver colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Savannah Smiles (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The young daughter of a politician runs away due to lack of attention. She hides in the car of two not too bright crooks who are slowly converted into parent figures as the police web closes down on the supposed kidnappers.
Style: touching, humorous, feel good, semi serious, nostalgic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night, teens ...
Plot: kidnapping, runaway, family relations, neglect, politician, police, ransom, family, youth, young heroes, adventure, danger ...
Time: 80s
Place: utah, salt lake city utah, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 2.4
 435
Quigley (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: William Byron Hillman's family comedy Quigley stars Gary Busey as a cold-hearted billionaire. Early in the film he dies. After dying, he learns that he will only get into heaven if he learns lessons about compassion and selflessness. In order ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, offbeat
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids, pre-teens
Plot: reincarnation, disorder, family life, redemption, family relations, hidden identity, dealing with death, odd couple, animal life, hopes, supernatural romance, partners ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.6
 41K
Fred Claus (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Fred Claus and Santa Claus have been estranged brothers for many years. Now Fred must reconcile his differences with his brother whom he believes overshadows him. When an efficiency expert assesses the workings at the North Pole and threatens to ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, semi serious, light, melancholic ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: christmas, santa claus, holiday, family relations, north pole, family, snow, sibling relationship, imaginary, toys, disorder, redemption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 20th century, 1990s ...
Place: tower bridge london, illinois, chicago illinois, sydney australia, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 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 ⇓
31%
Herbie Goes Bananas (1980)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The adorable little VW helps its owners break up a counterfeiting ring in Mexico.
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, sweet, nostalgic ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: car chase, family, adventure, buddies, escapades, underdog, partners, contests and competitions, chases and races, ambition, rivalry, nothing goes right ...
Time: 80s
Place: brazil, latin america, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%