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The Phoenix and the Magic Carpet (1995)
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The Phoenix and the Magic Carpet (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Stuck in their late Grandfather's country cottage with no TV, Anthea, Robert and Chris are resigned to a boring week until they find a mouldy old carpet and a strange golden egg. But when the egg accidentally falls into the bonfire, it hatches into the mythical firebird, the Gloden Phoenix. So begins an amazing journey and the adventure of a lifetime, as the Phoenix takes them to a land of enchantment, magic and fantasy - via a magic flying carpet. Written by L.H. Wong
Plot: youth, quest, bird, family relations, egg, surrealism, grandfather grandson relationship, grandfather granddaughter relationship, cottage

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, humorous, fairy tale and feel good films with plots about family relations, youth, adventure, family, magic, heroes and escapades mostly in Family, Fantasy and Adventure genres. Some movies like The Phoenix and the Magic Carpet: The Usual Children (1997), The Skateboard Kid 2 (1994), The Water Horse (2007), Dumbo (2019), Five Children and It (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Usual Children (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The night before Christmas, dad has to stop his two excited children from fighting. But Scoop hates his sister Hela and wishes her dead. Everything they say and do comes true in an unreal parallel world. Hela decides to become a Ghost and haunt ...
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, serious, offbeat
Plot: christmas, youth, ghost, family relations, scoop, teaching the ways of the world, parents and children, siblings relations, soldier, adventure, surrealism, father daughter relationship ...
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The Skateboard Kid 2 (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Take a roller coaster ride full of high octane adventure as 12 year old Sammy takes to the skies. With the help of a magical flying skateboard, Sammy ends up the hottest skateboarder in town. But a group of local thrashers don't like the extra ...
Plot: family relations, skateboard, magical object
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90%
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: entertaining, twists and turns, scenic, emotional, feel good ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: loch ness monster, sea monster, adventure, world war two, friendship, young heroes, kids and family, adaptation, beautiful scenery, runaway, fight scenes, coming of age ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: scotland, scottish highlands, europe
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80%
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Dumbo (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, Canada, Australia, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Circus owner Max Medici enlists former star Holt Farrier and his children Milly and Joe to care for a newborn elephant whose oversized ears make him a laughingstock in an already struggling circus. But when they discover that Dumbo can fly, the ...
Style: atmospheric, touching, emotional, sweet, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: elephant, disney, circus, flying, boy, train, family relations, performance, children, rescue, girl, fire ...
Time: 1910s, year 1919, 20th century
Place: florida, missouri, coney island brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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, entertaining, semi serious, gothic ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: youth, wish fulfillment, adventure, young heroes, heroes, mischievous children, disorder, fish out of water, parents and children, supernatural, rivalry, misfit ...
Time: year 1917, 1910s
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69%
Alice in Wonderland (1976)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: Argentina
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Alice is a pure library worker who works and suits younger than her age. She rebuffs William because he's repetitive on habits she thinks improper - she's a prude. While fantasizing about reliving her lifetime, a white bunny taps her on ...
Plot: erotica, hippie, alternate dimension, rabbit, cat, queen, hare, turtle, mouse, surrealism, king, egg ...
Place: argentina
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68%
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Crystalstone (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Spain, UK, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Deserted by their father and with their mother dead, nine-year-old Pablo and his little sister Maria refuse to be separated from each other by their caretaker aunt. With a cross as their guide, they embark on a perilous, but ultimately rewarding ...
Style: exciting, touching, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: coming of age, youth, orphan, pirate, treasure hunt, adventure, escapades, heroes, supernatural ability, family, death of mother, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 20th century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Inkheart (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany, UK, USA, Italy
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The adventures of a father and his young daughter, in their search for a long lost book that will help reunite a missing, close relative.
Style: touching, fairy tale, dark fantasy, exciting, serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, girls' night, pre-teens ...
Plot: adventure, wizards, adventurer, fictional reality, family, young heroes, parents and children, family relations, fantasy becomes reality, writers, father daughter relationship, magic ...
Time: middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Paws (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Australia, UK
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A talking Terrier with impressive computer skills teams up with two youngsters to stop a million dollars from falling into the wrong hands.
Style: exciting, feel good, humorous
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: youth, dog, talking dog, family relations, computer expert, fortune, heroes, best friends, chase, family, adventure, animal life ...
Place: australia, sydney australia
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61%
The Fairy King of Ar (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When Kyle (Jameson Baltes) and Evie (Brittney Bowman) Preston start exploring the grounds of their late grandmother's house they discover an old, abandoned mine shaft and soon find that the old lady's stories about fairies trapped ...
Plot: magical creature, youth, pluto, cure, mine, cancer, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, fairy, inheritance, american abroad, terminal illness ...
Place: ireland
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59%
Tom's Midnight Garden (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA, Japan
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When Tom Long's brother Peter gets measles, Tom is sent to stay with his Uncle Alan and Aunt Gwen in a flat with no garden and an elderly and reclusive landlady, Mrs Bartholomew, living upstairs. Because he may be infectious he is not allowed ...
Style: exciting, serious, touching, stylized
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: coming of age, garden, time travel, invisibility, family relations, mystery, secret place, friends, adventure, ghost, family, escapades ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: absurd, surreal, affectionate, allegory, visually appealing ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: horse, stallion, adventure, family, chase, redemption, irish, magic, pop music, friends who live together, desperation, classical music ...
Place: ireland, europe, dublin ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Siblings Lucy, Edmund, Susan and Peter step through a magical wardrobe and find the land of Narnia. There, the they discover a charming, once peaceful kingdom that has been plunged into eternal winter by the evil White Witch, Jadis. Aided by the ...
Style: fairy tale, atmospheric, exciting, epic, scenic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens, girls' night
Plot: witch, good versus evil, fantasy world, adventure, imaginary kingdom, legends and myths, family, magical, parallel world, talking animals, magic, heroes ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1940
Place: london, england
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54%
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: This time around Edmund and Lucy Pevensie, along with their pesky cousin Eustace Scrubb find themselves swallowed into a painting and on to a fantastic Narnian ship headed for the very edges of the world.
Style: visually appealing, captivating, exciting, fairy tale, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, teens, pre-teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, wizards, obsessive quest, dragon, fantasy world, witch, family, good versus evil, adventure, prince, parallel universe, female warrior ...
Place: england
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50%
The Secret of Moonacre (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Hungary, UK, France, Australia, USA, New Zealand
Duration: 103 min.
Story: When 13 year old Maria Merryweather's father dies, leaving her orphaned and homeless, she is forced to leave her luxurious London life to go and live with Sir Benjamin, an eccentric uncle she didn't know she had, at the mysterious Moonacre ...
Style: feel good, fairy tale, sentimental, captivating, scenic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, pre-teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, young heroes, teenage life, curses spells and rituals, rivalry, orphan, adventure, family relations, youth, estate, heroes, escapades ...
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The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, Spain, Belgium
Duration: 100 min.
Story: 17-year-old Mariah Mundi's life is turned upside down when his parents vanish and his younger brother is kidnapped. Following a trail of clues to the darkly majestic Prince Regent Hotel, Mariah discovers a hidden realm of child-stealing ...
Style: serious, exciting, captivating, entertaining, scenic
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: steampunk, adventure, adventurer, youth, chase, life turned upside down, young heroes, escapades, family in danger, missing person, teenage life, supernatural ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1880s
Place: london
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49%
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, humorous, epic, entertaining, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, mythology, legends and myths, greek mythology, teenage life, monster, young heroes, superhuman powers, demi god, heroes, best friends, good versus evil ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: las vegas, empire state building manhattan new york city, tennessee, usa, taj mahal ...
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48%
Return to Nim's Island (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Fourteen year old Nim, more determined than ever to protect her island and all the wildlife that call it home, faces off against resort developers and animal poachers. Soon she realizes she can’t depend on her animal cohorts alone and must make ...
Style: exciting, humorous, captivating, sincere, offbeat
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: animal rescue, island, adventure, teenage life, environmentalism, family relations, escapades, save the day, friendship, poacher, family, animal life ...
Place: australia
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47%
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The BFG (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, India, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The BFG is no ordinary bone-crunching giant. He is far too nice and jumbly. It's lucky for Sophie that he is. Had she been carried off in the middle of the night by the Bloodbottler, or any of the other giants—rather than the BFG—she would ...
Style: fairy tale, colourful, exciting, entertaining, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: giant, magic, imagination, family, friendship, fantasy world, little girl, adventure, childhood, dream, orphan, justice ...
Place: england, london
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47%
The Gnome-Mobile (1967)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An eccentric millionaire and his grandchildren are embroiled in the plights of some forest gnomes who are searching for the rest of their tribe. While helping them, the millionaire is suspected of being crazy because he's seeing gnomes! ...
Style: touching, humorous, feel good, light, sentimental ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: disney, magic, family, youth, adventure, chase, good versus evil, car, talking animals, gnome, raccoon, school ...
Place: san francisco, california, usa, new jersey
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46%
The Dark Crystal (1982)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: On another planet in the distant past, a Gelfling embarks on a quest to find the missing shard of a magical crystal and restore order to his world, before the grotesque race of Skeksis find and use the crystal for evil.
Style: dark fantasy, fairy tale, light, exciting, serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: fantasy world, puppetry, good versus evil, adventure, mission, crystal, magic, puppet, wizards, monster, sword and sorcery, medieval ...
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45%
The Wizard of Oz On Ice (1996)
Genre: Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Story: An ice-skating television adaptation of the 1939 musical film based on Lyman Frank Baum's 1900 fairy tale novel "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz".
Plot: wizards, family relations, lion, it was all a dream, dog, surrealism, scarecrow, tornado, skating, wizard of oz, shoes
Place: kansas
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45%
Mio in the Land of Faraway (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Sweden, Soviet Union, Norway
Duration: 99 min.
Story: They're two best friends, a million miles from home. On an incredible adventure, beyond the boundaries of space and time. A fantasy about a lonely boy who is transferred from his dull life with his adoptive parents to the land where his real ...
Style: entertaining, captivating, light, exciting, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, adventure, good versus evil, supernatural, heroes, parallel world, hopes, daring rescue, orphan, rivalry, kidnapping, heroic mission ...
Place: eastern europe, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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The New Adventures of Pinocchio (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Luxembourg, Germany, UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Puppeteer Geppetto becomes a puppet himself after drinking an elixir that Pinocchio bought from a traveling carnival.
Style: fairy tale, serious, atmospheric, feel good, touching ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids
Plot: youth, pinocchio, rescue, friends, family relations, friendship, curses spells and rituals, parents and children, good versus evil, adventure, family, escapades ...
Time: 17th century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Fantastic Journey of Mr. Bilbo Baggins, the Hobbit (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 65 min.
Story: Soviet television movie adaptation of the J.R.R. Tolkien fantasy novel "The Hobbit".
Plot: dragon, wizards, quest, adaptation, sword and sorcery, dwarf
Place: ussr
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43%
The Little Unicorn (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: South Africa
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Polly Regan (Brittney Bomann) has a good life on the farm with her grandfather (David Warner, Time Bandits). Unfortunately, one day Polly learns that her favorite mare is suffering with a difficult pregnancy and soon dies giving birth. Heartbroken, ...
Plot: unicorn, girl horse relationship, horse, youth, chase, boy, police officer, magician, boarding school, orphan, rescue, farm ...
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42%
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A fantasy adventure that picks up several years after Maleficent, in which audiences learned of the events that hardened the heart of Disney’s most notorious villain and drove her to curse a baby Princess Aurora, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil ...
Style: fairy tale, dark fantasy, atmospheric, sincere, touching ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: fairy, magical creature, strong female character, kingdom, evil queen, witchcraft, magical power, female protagonist, princess, crown, castle, queen ...
Place: europe, united kingdom, france
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42%
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, stylized, feel good, entertaining, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: adventure, cat, talking cat, imaginary kingdom, goofy hero, youth, family relations, friendship, disorder, getting home, family, fish out of water ...
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41%
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, hopes, youth, horse, disability, animal life, family relations, heroes, misfit, young heroes, escapades, adventure ...
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40%
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Three Fat Men (1966)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Based on a famous fairytale by Yuri Olesha.
Plot: palace, revolution, prince, circus, dictator, acrobat, rebellion, secret passageway, kitchen
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