Movies like Magic in the Water

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Magic in the Water (1995)
 5.5
 2K
Magic in the Water (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Radio psychologist Jack Black takes his children Joshua and Ashley on a 'vacation' to a lake in British Columbia. While he grinds away at work the children discover that the famous local lake monster "Orky" may not be just a gimmick to attract tourists after all. In fact, Orky may enable them to get closer to their workaholic dad, and help stop local polluters who are dumping toxic waste.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: family relations, children, vacation, lake, creature, adventure, youth, friendship, family, heroes, parents and children, family life, river, legends and myths, resort, danger, lake or river, single parent, escapades, estrangement, toxic, child as adult, young heroes, sea monster, monster ...
Place: british columbia

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Most similar movies to Magic in the Water

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out semi serious, humorous, feel good and exciting films with plots about family, adventure, family relations, escapades, youth, danger and young heroes mostly in Family, Adventure and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Magic in the Water: The Water Horse (2007), Nico the Unicorn (1998), Alaska (1996), Kids World (2001), Mee-Shee: The Water Giant (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Water Horse (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: New Zealand, UK, Australia
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A lonely boy discovers a mysterious egg that hatches a sea creature of Scottish legend.
Style: emotional, entertaining, twists and turns, scenic, exciting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: sea monster, adventure, world war two, young heroes, friendship, underwater, child protagonist, mythology, egg, rescue from drowning, boat, underwater scene ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: scotland, europe, scottish highlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Nico the Unicorn (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: As an 11-year-old boy struggles to cope with a disability, he finds a pony who gives birth to a unicorn which he takes care of.
Style: semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: unicorn, disability, hopes, escapades, misfit, heroes, family, adventure, youth, young heroes, animal life, family relations ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 5K
Alaska (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Jake Barnes and his two kids, Sean and Jessie, have moved to Alaska after his wife died. He is a former airline pilot now delivering toilet paper across the mountains. During an emergency delivery in a storm his plane goes down somewhere in the ...
Style: sweet, light, captivating, sentimental, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, survival, family relations, danger, rescue, escapades, parents and children, mountain, polar bear, pilot, poacher, air disaster ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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 ⇓
40%
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Mee-Shee: The Water Giant (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A New York City oil company troubleshooter is brought to a remote B.C. lake to look for some lost machinery. Cancelling a trip to Disney World with his son, he decides to bring the boy along. They both end up experiencing more excitement than Mickey ...
Style: semi serious, sincere, captivating, touching
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: environmentalism, adventure, young heroes, rescue, wilderness, family life, treasure hunt, family, escapades, heroes, danger, legends and myths ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Hildegarde, a Duck Down Under (2001)
Genre: Family, Adventure
Country: Australia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A family's adventure to save one of their own - their beloved pet duck.
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, semi serious
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family relations, young heroes, adventure, heroes, rescue, pets, youth, danger, family life, brother brother relationship, smuggling, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Luck of the Irish (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A teenager must battle for a gold charm to keep his family from being controlled by an evil leprechaun.
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, basketball movie
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: family relations, teenage life, friendship, adventure, youth, family life, child as adult, basketball, silly humor, friends, battles, imaginary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Mystical Adventures of Billy Owens (2008)
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: Canada
Duration: 80 min.
Story: When Billy turns 11 on November 11 he realises he is no ordinary boy.
Style: exciting, semi serious, suspenseful, captivating
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: legends and myths, danger, adventure, imaginary, good versus evil, heroes, youth, family, young heroes, wizards and magicians, birthday, escapades ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Tommy Tricker and the Stamp Traveller (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When the joker Tommy Tricker plays some practical jokes on some of his friends, his best friend Ralph, a stamp collector, discovers the secret of "stamp travel" to make him travel around the world on a stamp to bring back the mysterious ...
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: friends, family relations, miniaturization, part animation, wish come true, disorder, rescue, family, danger, imaginary, heroes, memory loss ...
Place: australia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Accident prone teenager, Percy discovers he's actually a demi-God, the son of Poseidon, and he is needed when Zeus' lightning is stolen. Percy must master his new found skills in order to prevent a war between the Gods that could devastate ...
Style: exciting, epic, humorous, semi serious, stylized ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: superhuman powers, legends and myths, adventure, young heroes, greek mythology, best friends, monster, teenage life, demi god, good versus evil, heroes, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa, taj mahal, new jersey, nashville tennessee ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Once in a Blue Moon (1995)
Genre: Family, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Late-1960s suburban Canadian children work on building a rocket vessel, with the intention of delivering one or two neighborhood children to the moon, whilst dealing with social issues of the coming-of-age, orphan-hood and family veins.
Style: semi serious, touching, feel good, sentimental, stylized ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: moon, rocket, siblings relations, family relations, family, escapades, obsessive quest, youth, adventure, eccentric family, adoption, family life ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Five Children and It (2004)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: France, UK, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A Psammead is 'It', an ancient, irritable, ugly sand fairy, which five children find one day in a gravel pit. As a reward for finding him, It grants the children one wish a day, the results of which will last until sunset.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, entertaining, offbeat ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: wish fulfillment, adventure, heroes, young heroes, mischievous children, youth, disorder, rivalry, danger, supernatural, parents and children, fish out of water ...
Time: 1910s, year 1917
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 ⇓
28%
 4.5
 2K
Prehysteria! (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A young boy and his family embark on a series of adventures when the boy finds some mysterious eggs which hatch to reveal a brood of baby dinosaurs.
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, offbeat, surprise ending ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: single parent, family relations, heroes, escapades, misfit, adventure, danger, family, youth, teenage life, family life, friends ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 4.9
 249
Monster Makers (2003)
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Monster Makers is based on Tim Stoker's experience as a Monster movie geek. The monsters in an old non released movie come out of the movie and Tim and his friends in the real world must find a way to stop the monsters.
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, entertaining, scary ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: save the day, young heroes, supernatural, adventure, danger, youth, supernatural ability, family, escapades, parents and children, disorder, family relations ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Help! I've Shrunk the Family (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Seven-year-old Johannes Blom gets blown away when he discovers a little man in the kitchen cupboard, hidden behind the peanut butter jar. He’s even more astonished when he realizes that this little man, ‘Wiplala’, has magical powers. When ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, captivating, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, fish out of water, supernatural, escapades, family, disorder, shrinking, miniaturization, boy, wizards, supernatural ability, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: Sweden, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: After her father's ship is carried off by a sudden storm, the spunky Pippi Longstocking is stranded with her horse, Alfonso,and her pet monkey, Mr. Neilson, and takes up residence in the old family home, which is thought by neighborhood ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, melancholic, light, talky ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night, teens
Plot: little girl, adventure, family relations, family, friendship, young heroes, imaginary, rescue, superhuman powers, disorder, siblings relations, danger ...
Time: 80s
Place: florida, usa, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 4.5
 318
Yoko (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany, Austria, Sweden
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Pia's life, a girl from a small German town, changes when surprisingly, finds in her garden a huge black monster. She soon discovers that the mysterious creature, which called Yoko, is actually a kind yeti spiritually protecting animals and ...
Style: semi serious, exciting, humorous
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: yeti, family relations, friends, friendship, family, parents and children, escapades, young heroes, youth, adventure, imaginary, mountain ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: himalaya, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 5.9
 392
The Snow Queen (2005)
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 56 min.
Story: When Gerda befriends penniless Kay their growing friendship is cut short as one cold winter night a fragment of glass pierces Kay's eye, turning his heart cold. Enchanted by the Snow Queen he is swept away on her chariot over the glittering ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, fairy tale, captivating, sincere
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: young heroes, imaginary kingdom, adventure, heroic mission, good versus evil, rescue, daring rescue, escapades, rivalry, youth, danger, hopes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Pirates of the Plain (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: "Pirates of the Plain" details the adventure of Jezebel Jack, a pirate with a heart of gold that is sent to the future where he meets Bobby, a young boy with an overactive imagination.
Style: humorous, semi serious
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: heroes, pirate, adventurer, heroic mission, family, escapades, adventure, youth, danger, young heroes, rescue, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: nebraska, usa, caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Lost Treasure of Sawtooth Island (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Danny Quinn (Seth Bernard) lives with one great dream... he wants to prove his late father was right about a pirate treasure in the depths of Lake Michigan.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: family relations, ghost, treasure hunt, treasure map, dealing with death, rescue, friendship, family life, uncover truth, curses spells and rituals, friends, rivalry ...
Place: michigan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.8
 83
A Dog's Tale (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Anything is possible when the Professor tells Tim about a supernova that grants wishes. Unfortunately, when Tim's wish doesn't go as planned, he finds himself in a dog's body!
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, touching, exciting
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: mischievous children, adventure, wish come true, escapades, heroes, treasure hunt, danger, family life, hopes, daring rescue, child as adult, youth ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Legend of Galgameth (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Romania, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The kingdom of Donnegold is being subverted from within, and young prince Davin must defend against the traitors with the help of a legendary, metal-eating dragon called Galgameth.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: love and romance, escapades, youth, family, betrayal, friends, family relations, heroic mission, true love, cinderella story, teenage life, imaginary kingdom ...
Time: middle ages
Place: europe, romania
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Ace Ventura: Pet Detective Jr. (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: "I will try to be normal" 12-year-old Ace Ventura Jr. promises. Thats cool, except whats normal for him is finding missing mutts, kidnapped kitties or gone gators and creating hilarious chaos every step of the way.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: escapades, adventure, rescue, obsessive quest, danger, disorder, uncover truth, family, pets, private detective, heroes, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Castle Ra-Tim-Bum (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Brazil
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A young wizard must create new spells in his magic book before the planets align. His uncle and aunt, powerful mages themselves, help him achieve that. Based on the award-winning Brazilian TV series.
Style: semi serious, exciting, feel good, humorous
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family relations, danger, imaginary, family, eccentric family, curses spells and rituals, family life, palaces castles and temples, wizards and magicians, escapades, heroes, supernatural ability ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Body Troopers (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi, Fantasy
Country: Norway
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A little kid shrinks himselfs so that he can travel into the body of his grandfather. Here he has to kill the kidney-stone his grandfather is suffering from.
Style: feel good, humorous, offbeat, semi serious, surreal ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: chase, escapades, family, adventure, youth, save the day, young heroes, chases and races, heroes, danger, friendship, friends ...
Time: 20th century
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Return of Tommy Tricker (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Welcome to the world of stamps with Tommy Tricker and friends as they learn the magic of travelling through time and space for the mere price of the postage. Though of course, nothing is as easy as it seems as they soon learn when they try to rescue ...
Style: semi serious
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, danger, rescue, imaginary, race against time, friends, family relations, disorder, siblings relations, escapades, family, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.0
 33K
Nim's Island (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A young girl inhabits an isolated island with her scientist father and communicates with a reclusive author of the novel she's reading.
Style: exciting, feel good, captivating, scenic, colourful ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: island, young heroes, family relations, adventure, danger, exotic island, rescue, agoraphobia, cruise, little girl, poacher, isolation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, indonesia, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Little Hercules in 3-D (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Little Hercules travels from Mt. Olympus to live life as a mortal in Los Angeles.
Style: serious, tense, feel good, light, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: greek god, adventure, danger, heroes, dangerous attraction, heroic mission, friends, friendship, father son relationship, family life, family, escapades ...
Time: 2000s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Into the West (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Accused of a crime they didn't commit, two city kids and a magical horse are about to become the coolest outlaws ever to ride Into The West.
Style: feel good, touching, semi serious, fairy tale, complex ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: friendship, family relations, adventure, chase, family, parents and children, police corruption, alcohol abuse, friends, fairy, legends and myths, siblings relations ...
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%