Movies like Nanny McPhee

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Nanny McPhee (2005)
 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 great-aunt and benefactor, Lady Adelaide Stitch, threatens to separate the kids, the family pulls together under the guidance of Nanny McPhee.
Style: fairy tale, touching, sweet, humorous, semi serious, feel good, light, entertaining, colourful, clever ...
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, prank, adventure, single father, mentor, widower, children, wizards, step parent, disorder, stepmother, maid, governess, heroine ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1800s, victorian
Place: england, europe, london

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Most similar movies to Nanny McPhee

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, family relations, magic, adventure, mentor and childhood mostly in Family, Fantasy and Comedy genres. Some movies like Nanny McPhee: Matilda (1996), Mary Poppins (1964), Ella Enchanted (2004), Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium (2007), Hansel and Gretel (1988). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 ⇓
100%
 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 ...
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 ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 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 ⇓
92%
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 ⇓
92%
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 6.3
 67K
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, sentimental, light ...
Audience: family outing, teens, pre-teens, kids, girls' night ...
Plot: cinderella story, fairy, magic, fall in love, true love, elf, prince, wizards and magicians, imaginary kingdom, love and romance, cinderella, fairy godmother ...
Time: middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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 ⇓
82%
Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Denmark, Poland, Germany, Japan, France, UK, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Molly Mahoney is the awkward and insecure manager of Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium, the strangest, most fantastic, most wonderful toy store in the world. But when Mr. Magorium bequeaths the store to her, a dark and ominous change begins to ...
Style: humorous, feel good, motivational, semi serious, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: objects come to life, magic, miraculous event, accountant, friendship, family, mysterious character, prodigy, toys, wizards and magicians, goofy hero, save the day ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Hansel and Gretel (1988)
Genre: Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Hansel and Gretel tells the tale of two young children driven from home by their scolding mother. Losing their way in the dark forest they stumble upon the cottage of a kindly old woman. But is this kindly old woman everything she seems...?
Style: fairy tale, humorous, feel good, stylized, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: forest, curses spells and rituals, siblings relations, adventure, youth, wizards and magicians, escapades, evil witch, parents and children, family relations, child in peril, witch ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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%
 6.9
 120K
Hocus Pocus (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After 300 years of slumber, three sister witches are accidentally resurrected in Salem on Halloween night, and it us up to three kids and their newfound feline friend to put an end to the witches' reign of terror once and for all.
Style: fairy tale, humorous, sweet, light, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, kids, teens, girls' night, horror for children
Plot: halloween, witch, magic, teenage life, wizards and magicians, resurrection, supernatural, immortality, cat, halloween party, potion, disorder ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1993, 18th century, 17th century
Place: massachusetts, usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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 ⇓
86%
 7.2
 111K
Paddington (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, France, USA, China
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After a deadly earthquake destroys his home in Peruvian rainforest, a young bear makes his way to England in search of a new home. The bear, dubbed "Paddington" for the london train station, finds shelter with the family of Henry and Mary ...
Style: sweet, touching, humorous, feel good, light ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids, pre-teens
Plot: family, adventure, talking animals, children, kids and family, goofy hero, animals, bear, fish out of water, jungle, escape, anthropomorphic animal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, peru, london, europe, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Mr. Popper's Penguins (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Jim Carrey stars as Tom Popper, a successful businessman who’s clueless when it comes to the really important things in life...until he inherits six “adorable” penguins, each with its own unique personality. Soon Tom’s rambunctious roommates ...
Style: humorous, not serious, entertaining, funny, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens, girls' night
Plot: penguins, pets, animal life, animals, family relations, bird, children, inheritance, animal training, parents and children, silly humor, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s, 70s, year 1980 ...
Place: new york, antarctica, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 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 ⇓
67%
The Secret Garden (1993)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A young British girl born and reared in India loses her neglectful parents in an earthquake. She is returned to England to live at her uncle's castle. Her uncle is very distant due to the loss of his wife ten years before. Neglected once again, ...
Style: touching, feel good, sentimental, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, girls' night
Plot: childhood, countryside, little girl, orphan, old mansion, friendship, garden, aristocracy, family, girl, sick child, self discovery ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 18th century
Place: india, yorkshire, england, europe, liverpool ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.0
 46K
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: humorous, funny, light, fairy tale, feel good ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, teens, girls' night
Plot: fairy, family, ice hockey, curses spells and rituals, shrinking, fish out of water, hockey player, disorder, adventure, dreams, transformation, fantasy world ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Magic Kids: Three Unlikely Heroes (2020)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Vlad has just moved and joined one of the most famous magical schools in the world, where he meets fairies, witches, trolls and dwarfs. Him and his father are the first vampires in town, but he soon meets other special kids.
Style: light, feel good, fairy tale, funny, entertaining
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: magic, friendship, supernatural, supernatural ability, werewolf, adventure, fairy, friends, childhood, children, vampire, wizards and magicians ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.3
 8K
Pinocchio (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Italy
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Roberto Benigni adapts the classic children's tale by Carlo Collodi for the big-budget family-oriented comedy Pinocchio.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, fairy tale, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: fish out of water, obsessive quest, mischievous children, adventurer, friendship, teaching the ways of the world, parents and children, disorder, young heroes, escapades, rescue, misfit ...
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 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 ⇓
100%
 6.8
 250K
Hook (1991)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: The boy who wasn't supposed to grow up—Peter Pan—did just that, becoming a soulless corporate lawyer whose workaholism could cost him his wife and kids. But a trip to see Granny Wendy in London, where the vengeful Capt. Hook kidnaps ...
Style: fairy tale, humorous, exciting, stylized, entertaining ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: fairy, childhood, adventure, duel, kidnapping, pirate, good versus evil, rescue, self discovery, family, heroic mission, imaginary kingdom ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: london, big ben london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
My Brother the Pig (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: If you act like an animal, you just may become one!
Style: semi serious, humorous
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: nanny, family relations, youth, prank, mischievous children, family, ghost, disorder, animal life, teenage life, family life, curses spells and rituals ...
Place: mexico, latin america, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.6
 5K
Snow White (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Canada, Germany, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Snow White's mother dies during childbirth, leaving baby Snow and father John for dead on an icy field, who then receives a visit from one of Satan's representatives, granting him three wishes.
Style: fairy tale, touching, feel good, semi serious, humorous
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: snow white, adventure, good versus evil, romance, leadership, imaginary kingdom, parents and children, heroic mission, evil witch, curses spells and rituals, magic, princess ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 20K
Descendants (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A present-day idyllic kingdom where the benevolent teenage son of King Adam and Queen Belle offers a chance of redemption for the troublemaking offspring of Disney's classic villains: Cruella De Vil (Carlos), Maleficent (Mal), the Evil Queen ...
Style: fairy tale, exciting, feel good, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids, girls' night ...
Plot: good versus evil, teenage protagonist, disney, witch, villain, teenager, fairy godmother, high school, happy ending, imaginary kingdom, adventure, family ...
Time: 21st century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 5.3
 7K
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, friends, wizards and magicians, disorder, death in the family, fish out of water ...
Place: new jersey, las vegas, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: ghost, pirate, witch, college, gambling, island, escapades, supernatural, fish out of water, good versus evil, goofy hero, friendship ...
Place: new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Good Witch (2008)
Genre: Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A mysterious woman comes in to town and inhabits the local haunted mansion, making everyone wonder if she's a witch or "The Grey Lady".
Style: touching, semi serious, captivating, entertaining
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: wizards and magicians, curses spells and rituals, mysterious character, adventure, supernatural, small town, parents and children, witch, estate, couple relations, small town life, family life ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Mary Poppins Returns (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: In Depression-era London, a now-grown Jane and Michael Banks, along with Michael's three children, are visited by the enigmatic Mary Poppins following a personal loss. Through her unique magical skills, and with the aid of her friend Jack, she ...
Style: light, sincere, atmospheric, entertaining, stylized ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: magic, nanny, disney, family relations, female protagonist, housekeeper, levitation, discipline, family, maid, anthropomorphic animal, imagination ...
Time: 1930s
Place: london, big ben london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 22K
It Takes Two (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Identical 9-year-olds from very different backgrounds: orphaned Amanda and wealthy Alyssa meet at summer camp and decide to switch places -- and play matchmaker between Alyssa's dad, Roger, and the kind social worker who cares for Amanda.
Style: feel good, sweet, touching, funny, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night, teens ...
Plot: twins, mischievous children, family, children, summer camp, orphan, single parent, parents and children, family relations, single father, adoption, fall in love ...
Time: 90s
Place: manhattan new york city, london, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.4
 412
Dazzle (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: South Africa
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A fairy takes on human form and enters the life of a widowed children's book author and his daughter.
Style: fairy tale, semi serious, humorous, touching, feel good
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: single parent, family relations, wizards and magicians, family, hopes, nanny, mischievous children, starting over, wish come true, family life, memory loss, writer's block ...
Place: south africa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 3K
Mrs. Miracle (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Overwhelmed widower Seth Webster is searching for a housekeeper to help him with his unruly six year old twin sons. "Mrs. Miracle" mysteriously appears and quickly becomes an irreplaceable nanny, chef, friend... and matchmaker.
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, light, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: nanny, twins, single parent, family, parents and children, romance, mischievous children, old woman, widower, reconciliation, brother brother relationship, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%