Movies like Matilda

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Matilda (1996)
 6.9
 146K
Matilda (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 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, sweet, macabre, clever, entertaining, melancholic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night, teens
Plot: telekinesis, school, supernatural ability, child abuse, young heroes, eccentric family, mischievous children, teachers and students, little girl, parents and children, power relations, child prodigy, adventure, elementary school, family, disorder, adoption, siblings relations, prodigy, family relations, child protagonist, family disapproval, supernatural power, children, youth ...
Time: 70s, 20th century

Most similar movies to Matilda

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, feel good and entertaining films with plots about family, children, youth, disorder, family relations, adaptation and mentor mostly in Comedy, Family and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Matilda: Nanny McPhee (2005), Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang (2010), Son of the Mask (2005), Madeline (1998), A Simple Wish (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.6
 75K
Nanny McPhee (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Widower Cedric Brown hires Nanny McPhee to care for his seven rambunctious children, who have chased away all previous nannies. Taunted by Simon and his siblings, Nanny McPhee uses mystical powers to instill discipline. And when the children's ...
Style: fairy tale, touching, sweet, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night, teens
Plot: witch, mischievous children, nanny, curses spells and rituals, childhood, bully, family relations, magic, family, parents and children, family values, wizards and magicians ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, War
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Nanny McPhee appears at the door of a harried young mother, Mrs. Isabel Green, who is trying to run the family farm while her husband is away at war. But once she’s arrived, Nanny McPhee discovers that the children are fighting a war of their own ...
Style: captivating, touching, humorous, semi serious, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night, teens
Plot: nanny, countryside, family, mischievous children, farm, world war two, save the day, wartime life, family life, disorder, family relations, objects come to life ...
Time: 20th century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
Son of the Mask (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Tim Avery, an aspiring cartoonist, finds himself in a predicament when his dog stumbles upon the mask of Loki. Then after conceiving an infant son "born of the mask", he discovers just how looney child raising can be.
Style: humorous, absurd, light, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, teens, kids
Plot: baby, superhero, mischievous children, supernatural ability, chaos and mayhem, adventure, intrigue, misfit, parallel world, parents and children, mythology, dog ...
Time: 2000s
Place: pakistan, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 7K
Madeline (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: France, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The adventurous, young Madeline is very good at getting into trouble, but she's also fantastic at solving problems as well, and her school-mistress Miss Clavel is not too approving of her. The biggest problem comes up when Lord Covington ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, touching, melancholic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, teens, girls' night
Plot: amateur detective, school, rescue, orphan, kidnapping, friendship, hospital, family relations, children, adventure, family, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1930s
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Movie in collections
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: magic, fairy godmother, family, rivalry, down on your luck, supernatural ability, wish come true, parents and children, mischievous children, father daughter relationship, family relations, heroes ...
Place: nebraska, new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Three wealthy children's parents are killed in a fire. When they are sent to a distant relative, they find out that he is plotting to kill them and seize their fortune. This movie is extremely alarming, an expression which here means "a ...
Style: exciting, atmospheric, semi serious, humorous, stylized ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: orphan, adventure, death in the family, dishonesty, children, inheritance, child in peril, young heroes, siblings relations, loss of mother, escapades, rescue ...
Time: 1940s
Place: peru
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.1
 131K
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, halloween, ghost, supernatural, afterlife, mischievous children, haunted house, friends, family, single father, father daughter relationship, life after death ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new england, usa, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Yours, Mine & Ours (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Admiral Frank Beardsley returns to New London to run the Coast Guard Academy, his last stop before a probable promotion to head the Guard. A widower with eight children, he runs a loving but tight ship, with charts and salutes. The kids long for a ...
Style: feel good, humorous, funny, romantic, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, pre-teens, teens
Plot: large family, family, family relations, mischievous children, blended family, siblings relations, family life, parents and children, opposites attract, eccentric family, couple relations, single parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: connecticut, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Movie in collections
Charlotte's Web (2006)
Genre: Adventure, 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: humorous, semi serious, touching, feel good, sentimental ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: pig, friendship, animals, rescue, spider, survival, family, friends, heroes, rat, spring, uncle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1930s
Place: usa, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens, horror for children
Plot: friendship, monster, young heroes, family, adventure, mischievous children, supernatural ability, best friends, child as adult, fish out of water, curses spells and rituals, wish come true ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Sabrina the Teenage Witch (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada, Hungary
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A girl, sent by her parents to live with her two eccentric aunts, finds out on her sixteenth birthday that she is a witch
Style: not serious, feel good, humorous, touching, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: high school, wizards and magicians, teenager, hereditary gift of witchcraft, magic, witch, teenage girl, eccentric family, supernatural ability, aunt niece relationship, teenage life, social relations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Little Nicholas (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Nicolas has a happy existence, parents who love him, a great group of friends with whom he has great fun, and all he wants is that nothing changes. However, one day, he overhears a conversation that leads him to believe that his life might change ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: mischievous children, family relations, friendship, plan gone awry, parents and children, family life, friends, little boy, children, school, family, teacher student relationship ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Everyone always knew that Max had a wild imagination, but no one believed that his wildest creations -- a boy raised by watchful great white sharks and a girl with the force of a volcano -- were real. Now, these two pint-sized action masters will ...
Style: feel good, surreal, entertaining, absurd, enigmatic ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, fantasy becomes reality, superhero, adventure, school, young heroes, escapades, imaginary friend, friendship, shark, heroes, child protagonist ...
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 152 min.
Story: Harry Potter has lived under the stairs at his aunt and uncle's house his whole life. But on his 11th birthday, he learns he's a powerful wizard -- with a place waiting for him at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. As he ...
Style: exciting, fairy tale, touching, twists and turns, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, kids, pre-teens, family outing, girls' night
Plot: friendship, fantasy world, wizards and magicians, chosen one, magic, school, supernatural ability, magical, witch, good versus evil, wizards, adventure ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1992, year 1991, year 1981 ...
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Addams Family (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Uncle Fester has been missing for 25 years. An evil doctor finds out and introduces a fake Fester in an attempt to get the Addams Family's money. The youngest daughter has some doubts about the new uncle Fester, but the fake uncle adapts very ...
Style: gothic, macabre, not serious, humorous, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: goth, halloween, eccentric family, dark humor, supernatural ability, family relations, parents and children, fantasy world, accountant, mischievous children, dysfunctional family, supernatural ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A young boy wins a tour through the most magnificent chocolate factory in the world, led by the world's most unusual candy maker.
Style: feel good, stylized, fairy tale, touching, colourful ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: childhood, fantasy world, social differences, children, family, candy, chocolate, contests and competitions, adventure, family relations, factory, mysterious character ...
Time: 2000s
Place: bavaria, denver colorado, switzerland, india, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.8
 49K
The Witches (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A young boy named Luke and his grandmother go on vacation only to discover their hotel is hosting an international witch convention, where the Grand High Witch is unveiling her master plan to turn all children into mice. Will Luke fall victim to the ...
Style: fairy tale, humorous, dark fantasy, atmospheric, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, pre-teens, horror for children
Plot: witch, magic, hotel, adventure, good versus evil, mouse, coven, young heroes, supernatural, chocolate, heroic mission, children ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.8
 169K
Mary Poppins (1964)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A magical nanny employs music and adventure to help two neglected children become closer to their father.
Style: uplifting, fairy tale, feel good, touching, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, girls' night
Plot: nanny, mischievous children, magic, imagination, family, family values, parents and children, new job, family relations, family life, female protagonist, adventure ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, edwardian era
Place: london, europe, england, britain, east end london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Movie in collections
All I Want for Christmas (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Two New York City children who launch a hilarious scheme to get what they most want this holiday season.
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, touching, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, girls' night, kids, date night
Plot: christmas, santa claus, divorced parents, dysfunctional family, family relations, young heroes, eccentric family, couples, hopes, love and romance, mischievous children, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Thomas and the Magic Railroad (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Mr. Conductor's supply of magic gold dust, which allows him to travel between Shining Time and Thomas's island, is critically low. Unfortunately, he doesn't know how to get more. Meanwhile, Thomas is fending off attacks by the nasty ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, entertaining, brutal, splatter ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: train, rescue, friendship, family, adventure, rivalry, escapades, young heroes, adventurer, good versus evil, youth, parents and children ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary, 90s, 20th century
Place: toronto ontario canada, america, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 336K
Jumanji (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, 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, light, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, teens, pre-teens, kids, horror for children
Plot: fantasy world, jungle, adventure, board game, mischievous children, parallel world, childhood, family, magic, getting home, disappearance, young heroes ...
Time: 90s, 19th century, 20th century, 60s, 1860s ...
Place: usa, new hampshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Third-grader Judy Moody sets out to have the most thrilling summer of her life.
Style: feel good, realistic, not serious, humorous, 3d animation
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: summer vacation, family relations, competition, mischievous children, young heroes, youth, escapades, family, amusement park, disorder, friendship, redhead girl ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Cat in the Hat (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Conrad and Sally Walden are home alone with their pet fish. It is raining outside, and there is nothing to do. Until The Cat in the Hat walks in the front door. He introduces them to their imagination, and at first it's all fun and games, until ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, entertaining, stylized ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: talking cat, imaginary kingdom, goofy hero, family relations, adventure, friendship, disorder, getting home, fish out of water, rescue, mischievous children, youth ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
 5.8
 22K
The Borrowers (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The four-inch-tall Clock family secretly share a house with the normal-sized Lender family, "borrowing" such items as thread, safety pins, batteries and scraps of food. However, their peaceful co-existence is disturbed when evil lawyer ...
Style: humorous, not serious, light, entertaining, touching ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: little people, mischievous children, friendship, child's point of view, adventure, good versus evil, lawyer, disorder, eviction, rescue, real estate, greed ...
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Slappy and the Stinkers (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Five 2nd-grade kids who don't follow strict rules by their school principal Brinway are dubbed "Stinkers" by him. On the class visit to an aquarium the Stinkers decide that a sea lion called Slappy doesn't feel too good there, ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing, teens
Plot: sea lion, family relations, rescue, school, power relations, animal life, disorder, friends, coming of age, save the day, misfit, young heroes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.4
 30K
Problem Child (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Ben Healy (John Ritter) and his social climbing wife Flo adopt Junior a fun-loving seven year old. But they soon discover he's a little monster as he turns a camping trip, a birthday party and even a baseball game into comic nightmares. But is ...
Style: feel good, humorous, funny, suspenseful, not serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: mischievous children, adoption, spoiled brat, dark humor, farce, disorder, troublemaker, kidnapping, parents and children, swearing, runaway, friends ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Lilly the Witch The Dragon and the Magic Book (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany, Italy, Austria
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Lilly was a normal girl with a healthy sense of adventure. That is, until she finds a magical book, complete with a funny little dragon, "Hector". With the help of her new friend and the book, Lilly has the ability to time-travel and truly ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, captivating, exciting
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: witch, curses spells and rituals, family, adventure, wizards and magicians, teaching the ways of the world, supernatural, good versus evil, youth, heroic mission, save the day, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Inside a snowflake exists the magical land of Whoville. In Whoville, live the Whos, an almost mutated sort of Munchkin-like people. All the Whos love Christmas, yet just outside of their beloved Whoville lives the Grinch. The Grinch is a nasty ...
Style: fairy tale, stylized, humorous, semi serious, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, santa claus, imaginary kingdom, village, redemption, male protagonist, holiday, thief, materialism, surrealism, rescue, family ...
Time: 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: parents and children, single parent, mischievous children, family relations, family problems, family, opposites attract, dysfunctional family, nothing goes right, child as adult, family life, prank ...
Time: 90s, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.4
 23K
Hotel for Dogs (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Placed in a foster home that doesn't allow pets, 16-year-old Andi and her younger brother, Bruce, turn an abandoned hotel into a home for their dog. Soon other strays arrive, and the hotel becomes a haven for every orphaned canine in town. But ...
Style: feel good, humorous, entertaining, light, realistic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens, girls' night
Plot: orphan, dog, animal lover, mischievous children, siblings relations, pets, young heroes, husky dog, puppy, family relations, friends, beagle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, antarctica, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%