Movies like The Legend of Sleepy Hollow 1980

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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (1980)
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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A TV adaptation of Washington Irving's classic ghost story. Humor is the drawing card in this version, with Jeff Goldblum a nerdish Ichabod Crane, Dick Butkus an appropriately nasty Brom Bones, and Meg Foster as spirited Katrina van Tassel. Angered that Katrina has grown fond of schoolmaster Crane, Brom Bones determines to scare off the interloper by filling his head with spooky tales of a Headless Horseman. Crane pooh-poohs the legends, until one fateful ride home in the dark of night.
Style: nostalgic, comic, visually appealing, silent film, humorous, talky, sexy, moody, clever, enigmatic ...
Plot: horse, ghost, best friends, teacher, love triangle, jealousy, poltergeist, legend, owl, alcohol, bully, evil spirit, horse riding, murder, widow, jealous boyfriend, horseman, school teacher, friend, superstition, jealous woman, jealous man, schoolhouse, horseback, halloween ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york, canada, new jersey

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Most similar movies to The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out cult film, scary, humorous and suspenseful films with plots about mentor, storytelling, dialogue, supernatural, catastrophe, brutality and vengeance mostly in Fantasy, Comedy and Horror genres. Some movies like The Legend of Sleepy Hollow: Transylvania 6-5000 (1985), Death Becomes Her (1992), Vamp (1986), Creepshow (1982), The Frighteners (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Mystery, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Ichabod Crane, a Yankee wanderer, arrives in Sleepy Hollow and becomes the new schoolmaster. He meets Katrina Van Tassel, and blissfully fantasizes about how can marry her, ultimately, inherit her father's rich estate. Her suitor Brom Bones, ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, gothic, suspense
Plot: love triangle, ghost, legend, supernatural, supernatural ability, unfulfillment, danger, life is a bitch, imaginary, ancient mystery, mystery, love and romance ...
Time: 18th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Transylvania 6-5000 (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Yugoslavia, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Two reporters travel to a strange castle in Transylvania to investigate the apparent reappearance of Frankenstein, and encounter such kooky creatures as the sensitive Wolfman, the horny Vampiress Odette, as well as a whole cast of other weirdos.
Style: humorous, not serious, witty, offbeat, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, parody, mad scientist, hotel, mummy, wolfman, media, master and servant, journalism, master villain, deadly creature, goofy hero ...
Time: 80s
Place: transylvania, romania, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
Death Becomes Her (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Madeline is married to Ernest, who was once arch-rival Helen's fiance. After recovering from a mental breakdown, Helen vows to kill Madeline and steal back Ernest. Unfortunately for everyone, the introduction of a magic potion causes things to ...
Style: dark humor, gothic, humorous, cynical, satirical ...
Plot: immortality, afterlife, love triangle, rivalry, obsession, couple relations, supernatural, death, vengeance, magic, zombie, jealousy ...
Time: 90s, 2020s, 80s, 70s, 1990s ...
Place: beverly hills, california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 6.0
 5K
Vamp (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Two fraternity pledges go to a sleazy bar looking for strippers to entertain their college friends.
Style: scary, humorous, dark humor, atmospheric, harsh ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, fraternity, supernatural, violence, slasher, supernatural ability, dangerous attraction, uninhibited rivalry, crimes, deadly, ghost, gang ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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Creepshow (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Inspired by the E.C. comics of the 1950s, George A. Romero and Stephen King bring five tales of terror to the screen.
Style: suspenseful, dark humor, scary, macabre, bloody ...
Audience: teens
Plot: monster, zombie, murder, gory, cult, danger, death, violence, comics, torture, family relations, back from the dead ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future, 1830s, 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
The Frighteners (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: New Zealand, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Once an architect, Frank Bannister now passes himself off as an exorcist of evil spirits. To bolster his facade, he claims his "special" gift is the result of a car accident that killed his wife. But what he does not count on is more ...
Style: scary, dark humor, humorous, suspenseful, cult film ...
Plot: supernatural, ghost, poltergeist, serial killer, judge, architect, danger, supernatural ability, funeral, small town, private detective, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 4.2
 8K
Ghoulies (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A young man and his girlfriend move into the man's old mansion home, where he becomes possessed by a need to control ancient demons.
Style: scary, humorous, semi serious, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, demon, witch, zombie, puppets, puppet, ghost, danger, curses spells and rituals, battles, religions or cults, chaos ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
My Demon Lover (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Denny has yet again been left by her thug boyfriend Chip. It seems as if she is doomed to be stuck with awful guys, this time she has to choose between nerdy Charles and the strange Kaz, who turns into a monster when sexually aroused.
Style: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, sexy, sex comedy ...
Audience: date night
Plot: demon, romance, supernatural, graphic violence, mentally unstable, love and romance, deadly, dangerous animal, danger, sexual content, couples, animal life ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Night of the Demons (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: While conducting a seance during a Halloween party, high-school seniors unlock the demon that remains locked in the crematorium.
Style: scary, gothic, suspenseful, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: halloween, haunted house, halloween party, demon, gory, teenager, survival, supernatural, slasher, transformation, zombie, demons ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
The Witches of Eastwick (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Three single women in a picturesque village have their wishes granted - at a cost - when a mysterious and flamboyant man arrives in their lives.
Style: dark humor, sexy, light, twists and turns, offbeat ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: witch, devil, magic, small town, good versus evil, wizards and magicians, love and romance, mysterious character, supernatural, promiscuity, supernatural ability, tennis ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new england, usa, rhode island, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 4.8
 24K
Leprechaun (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A horrific Leprechaun goes on a rampage after his precious bag of gold coins is stolen. He uses all of his magical destructive powers to trick, terrorize and kill anyone who is unlucky enough to hinder his relentless search. In a frantic attempt to ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, dark humor, suspense, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: legends and myths, monster, deadly creature, supernatural, murder, vengeance, family in danger, slasher, violence, curses spells and rituals, chase, greed ...
Time: 80s
Place: north dakota, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.6
 11K
The Raven (1963)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A magician who has been turned into a raven turns to a former sorcerer for help in this film loosely based on the Edgar Allen Poe poem.
Style: gothic, humorous, dark humor, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: sorcerer, good versus evil, parody, magician, raven, castle, duel, supernatural, danger, escapades, curses spells and rituals, haunted by the past ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.0
 3K
The Convent (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: A group of college students break into an abandoned convent and become possessed by demonic spirits.
Style: scary, suspenseful, stylized, harsh, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: demon, convent, nun, murder, supernatural, gory, haunted by the past, survival, danger, youth, deadly, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 90s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
House II: The Second Story (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Young urban professionals Jesse (Arye Gross) and his girlfriend Kate (Lar Park Lincoln), move into an old mansion that has been in Jesse's family for generations. They are soon joined by Jesse's goofy friend Charlie (Jonathan Stark), who ...
Style: humorous, scary, semi serious, offbeat, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, adventurer, ghost, dinosaur, house, haunted house, zombie, chase, mad scientist, vampire, good versus evil, babies and infants ...
Time: 80s, year 1986
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Tales from the Darkside: The Movie (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The first segment features an animated mummy stalking selected student victims; the second tale tells the story of a "cat from hell" who cannot be killed and leaves a trail of victims behind it; the third story is about a man who witnesses ...
Style: scary, anthology, suspenseful, macabre, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mummy, witch, murder, monster, gargoyle, supernatural, black cat, vengeance, transformation, hitman, held captive, one day ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.2
 16K
Basket Case (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A young man carrying a big basket that contains his deformed Siamese-twin brother seeks vengeance on the doctors who separated them against their will.
Style: cult film, scary, suspenseful, bloody, absurd ...
Plot: vengeance, murder, siamese twins, gory, danger, monster, slasher, psychopath, freak, brother brother relationship, violence, raped by monster ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.8
 9K
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, castle, fall in love, disorder, haunted house, supernatural romance, love and romance, cons and scams, palaces castles and temples, spirit ...
Time: 1930s, 80s, 18th century
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, switching roles, miraculous event, supernatural, musician's life, hopes, imaginary, artists and showbiz, disorder, religions or cults, belief in god ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Young sweethearts Billy and Kate move to the Big Apple, land jobs in a high-tech office park and soon reunite with the friendly and lovable Gizmo. But a series of accidents creates a whole new generation of Gremlins. The situation worsens when the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting, suspenseful, offbeat ...
Audience: teens, horror for children
Plot: skyscraper, monster, mad scientist, mutant, danger, daring rescue, breeding, mogul, friends, chaos, genetically altered, disorder ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.4
 18K
He Never Died (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Jack is a solitary man with a mysterious past. His strange habits will soon become stranger when his past catches up with him.
Style: enigmatic, melancholic, bloody, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: immortality, vampire, father daughter relationship, kidnapping, loneliness, supernatural, brutality, violence, life & death, cannibalism, gangsters, vengeance ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.9
 8K
Delirious (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A soap opera writer gets hit on the head and wakes up as a character in his own show.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, offbeat, funny ...
Audience: date night
Plot: writers, disorder, wall street, nothing goes right, love and romance, writer's life, romance, goofy hero, switching roles, parent child relationship, alternate reality, hospital ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, cleveland ohio, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 4.5
 3K
Hot to Trot (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Fred P. Chaney receives as inheritance after the death of his mother a speaking horse that also has good knowledge about the stock-market. With the help of this horse Fred gains a lot at the stock-market of Chicago.
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, offbeat, buddy movie ...
Plot: friends, family business, pets, friendship, animal life, family relations, unlikely partners, disorder, partners, chance, horse, talking animals ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.3
 199K
Gremlins (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: When Billy Peltzer is given a strange but adorable pet named Gizmo for Christmas, he inadvertently breaks the three important rules of caring for a Mogwai, and unleashes a horde of mischievous gremlins on a small town.
Style: feel good, humorous, suspenseful, scary, light ...
Audience: horror for children, pre-teens, teens, kids
Plot: christmas, supernatural, monster, deadly creature, pets, small town, holiday, chaos and mayhem, daring rescue, danger, escapades, human animal relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 4.1
 803
Doll Graveyard (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 71 min.
Story: It's 1905 when 12 year old Sophia plays all by herself in her big, creepy house with only four handmade dolls as friends. When her abusive father has finally had enough, he forces her to bury them in the backyard. But, after she ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, scary, serious, offbeat
Plot: family in danger, afterlife, vengeance, ghost, supernatural ability, youth, supernatural, gory, teenage life, murder, curses spells and rituals, killer doll ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1900s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.2
 20K
Pumpkinhead (1988)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A man conjures up a gigantic vengeance demon called Pumpkinhead to destroy the teenagers who accidentally killed his son.
Style: scary, rough, serious, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, vengeance, supernatural, demon, pumpkin, evil, slasher, death in the family, supernatural ability, danger, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.6
 9K
Oh, God! (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When God appears to an assistant grocery manager as a good natured old man, the Almighty selects him as his messenger for the modern world.
Style: feel good, humorous, clever, semi serious, biblical ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: miraculous event, chosen one, god, religions or cults, disorder, couples, hopes, supernatural, imaginary, religion, hotel, fired from the job ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: colorado, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.2
 23K
House (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Roger Cobb is a author who has just separated from his wife. He moves into a new house and tries to work on a novel based on his experiences in the Vietnam War. Strange things start happening around him; little things at first, but as they become ...
Style: scary, humorous, dark humor, semi serious, offbeat ...
Plot: haunted house, vietnam war, ghost, supernatural, zombie, missing person, gory, solitude, deadly, supernatural ability, hanging, danger ...
Time: 80s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 3.1
 5K
Creepshow 3 (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: This follow-up to the George Romero/Stephen King-launched anthology series features five new tales of horror and a wraparound. The main stories deal with alternative realities ("Alice"), possessed communication devices ("The ...
Style: scary, semi serious, anthology
Plot: ghost, suburbs, murder, serial killer, vampirism, supernatural, psychopath, danger, crimes, deadly, slasher, mentally unstable ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, family relations, religions or cults, divorced parents ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.1
 23K
Creepshow 2 (1987)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: EC Comics-inspired weirdness returns with three tales. In the first, a wooden statue of a Native American comes to life...to exact vengeance on the murderer of his elderly owners. In the second, four teens are stranded on a raft on a lake with a ...
Style: dark humor, anthology, scary, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gore, murder, hit and run, zombie, blob, hitchhiker, lake, revenge, supernatural, gory, slasher, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, arizona, maine, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%