Movies like Nanny McPhee

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Nanny McPhee (2005)
 6.5
 68K
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, whimsical, feel good, light, offbeat, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night, teens
Plot: witch, nanny, mischievous children, curses spells and rituals, family relations, childhood, parents and children, magic, family values, bully, family, children, single father, wizards and magicians, danger, widower, prank, adventure, wizards, secrets, imaginary, step parent, disorder, maid, governess ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1800s
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, entertaining and feel good films with plots about family, adventure, catastrophe, runaway, children, dialogue and youth mostly in Family, Comedy and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Nanny McPhee: Mary Poppins (1964), Matilda (1996), Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium (2007), Ella Enchanted (2004), A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Nanny McPhee Returns (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, farm, family, mischievous children, world war two, children, save the day, imaginary, wartime life, family life, disorder ...
Time: 20th century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 159K
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, family, imagination, family values, parents and children, family relations, new job, female protagonist, adventure, dance ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, edwardian era
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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 ⇓
89%
Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, 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, semi serious, sweet, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: magic, miraculous event, objects come to life, toys, accountant, friendship, family, prodigy, mysterious character, boss and employee, fish out of water, curses spells and rituals ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, wizards and magicians, fantasy world, chosen one, good versus evil, school, witch, magic, supernatural ability, magical, curses spells and rituals, wizards ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1990s, 90s, year 1992 ...
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: UK, USA
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, fairy tale, stylized, colourful, touching ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: childhood, fantasy world, children, imaginary, candy, social differences, chocolate, family, contests and competitions, adventure, family relations, society ...
Place: switzerland, india, denver colorado, bavaria, atlanta georgia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 6.3
 62K
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, kids, pre-teens, girls' night ...
Plot: fairy, cinderella story, magic, true love, wizards and magicians, fall in love, prince, imaginary kingdom, adventure, imaginary, love and romance, elf ...
Time: middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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: offbeat, exciting, humorous, semi serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: orphan, adventure, inheritance, danger, loss of parent, attempted murder, death in the family, dishonesty, young heroes, child in peril, siblings relations, arson ...
Time: 1940s
Place: peru
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.0
 310K
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, offbeat, humorous, light ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens, horror for children
Plot: fantasy world, adventure, childhood, board game, jungle, mischievous children, getting home, young heroes, disappearance, animals, parallel world, magic ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 19th century, 60s, 1960s ...
Place: usa, new hampshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 236K
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: childhood, adventure, fairy, duel, kidnapping, pirate, good versus evil, rescue, self discovery, heroic mission, imaginary kingdom, family ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: london, england, big ben london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Hansel and Gretel (1987)
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, stylized, feel good, semi serious
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: curses spells and rituals, youth, adventure, siblings relations, wizards and magicians, danger, escapades, evil witch, in the woods, parents and children, child in peril, family relations ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 104K
Hocus Pocus (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
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, offbeat, light ...
Audience: date night, horror for children, kids, teens, girls' night
Plot: halloween, witch, magic, witches, teenage life, wizards and magicians, immortality, resurrection, supernatural, cat, halloween party, danger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 1700s, year 1993 ...
Place: massachusetts, usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, kids, pre-teens
Plot: mischievous children, family relations, friendship, plan gone awry, friends, parents and children, family life, little boy, school, children, family, teacher student relationship ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: animal life, penguins, pets, animals, family relations, bird, inheritance, animal training, parents and children, birds, silly humor, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1976, 80s, 70s ...
Place: new york, antarctica, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 4.4
 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, semi serious, humorous, fairy tale, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: mischievous children, adventurer, obsessive quest, fish out of water, rescue, misfit, escapades, danger, young heroes, disorder, friendship, parents and children ...
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 16K
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: happy ending, good versus evil, disney, teenage protagonist, witch, high school, villain, imaginary, adventure, danger, fairy godmother, moral dilemma ...
Time: 21st century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Dennis the Menace (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Mr. Wilson's ever-present annoyance comes in the form of one mischievous kid named Dennis. But he'll need Dennis's tricks to uncover a collection of gold coins that go missing when a shady drifter named Switchblade Sam comes to town.
Style: feel good, not serious, humorous, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids, preschoolers, teens ...
Plot: mischievous children, prank, family, when the parents are away, friendship, nothing goes right, children, neighbor, suburbs, criminal, runaway, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s, future
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ 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: pirate, witch, ghost, college, gambling, island, supernatural, escapades, fish out of water, friendship, danger, good versus evil ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 5.4
 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 ⇓
100%
The Good Witch (2008)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
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, pre-teens, kids
Plot: wizards and magicians, curses spells and rituals, mysterious character, adventure, supernatural, estate, danger, small town, parents and children, witch, small town life, family relations ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Bibi Blocksberg (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In order to save some kids who are about to die in a fire, Bibi, the daughter of a prestigious witch, manages to trigger a heavy rain with her powers. The head of all witches gives her an award called "Crystal Ball", reserved for older ...
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, captivating, tense ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: curses spells and rituals, family, teenage life, imaginary, youth, parents and children, witch, family relations, magic, crystal ball, small town life, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Powerful magic cast by Alex spells trouble for the Russo's. The kids must go on an adventure to save their family and their existence.
Style: feel good, stylized, humorous, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: wizards and magicians, magic, hereditary gift of witchcraft, teenage life, supernatural ability, island, family vacation, sibling rivalry, memory loss, parents and children, family, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: caribbean, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 ⇓
26%
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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: humorous, semi serious
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: nanny, family relations, family life, curses spells and rituals, disorder, animal life, family, prank, youth, mischievous children, danger, ghost ...
Place: mexico, europe, france, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.9
 44K
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, atmospheric, semi serious, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, pre-teens, horror for children
Plot: witch, hotel, adventure, good versus evil, mouse, magic, coven, young heroes, supernatural, chocolate, heroic mission, children ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: england, europe, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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 ⇓
24%
Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When the magic powers of The Tablet of Ahkmenrah begin to die out, Larry Daley (Ben Stiller) spans the globe, uniting favorite and new characters while embarking on an epic quest to save the magic before it is gone forever.
Style: light, humorous, not serious, clever, funny ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: obsessive quest, fantasy world, curses spells and rituals, museum, adventure, night watchman, escapades, save the day, imaginary, disorder, family, magic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1938
Place: london, england, usa, egypt, pompeii ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 3.0
 23K
Kazaam (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Shaquille O'Neal as a rapping genie protects a little boy.
Style: fairy tale, humorous, feel good, intense, inspirational ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens, girls' night
Plot: genie, mischievous children, family, wish come true, young heroes, friendship, youth, rivalry, supernatural ability, partners, misfit, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.9
 126K
Stuart Little (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The adventures of a heroic and debonair stalwart mouse named Stuart Little with human qualities, who faces some comic misadventures while searching for his lost bird friend and living with a human family as their child.
Style: humorous, feel good, entertaining, light, touching ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, teens ...
Plot: mouse, adoption, cat, adventure, kidnapping, anthropomorphic mouse, orphan, friendship, mischievous children, fish out of water, orphanage, chase ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Santa Clause 2 (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Better watch out! The big guy in red is coming to town once again. This time, Scott Calvin -- also known as Santa Claus -- finds out there's an obscure clause in his contract requiring him to take on a wife. He has to leave the North Pole to ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers, kids, girls' night ...
Plot: toys, santa claus, magic, christmas, holiday, prank, christmas party, family, chaos, disorder, mistaken identity, christmas eve ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%