Movies like Return to Oz

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Return to Oz (1985)
 6.8
 25K
Return to Oz (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Dorothy, saved from a psychiatric experiment by a mysterious girl, finds herself back in the land of her dreams, and makes delightful new friends, and dangerous new enemies.
Style: fairy tale, exciting, atmospheric, feel good, offbeat, serious, cult film, surprise ending, psychotronic, scary ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: insomnia, princess, mental institution, mirror, adventure, magic, family, culture clash, wizard of oz, parallel world, youth, friends, wizards and magicians, supernatural ability, sleeping, imaginary kingdom, follow your dream, hopes, danger, heroic mission, imaginary, buddies, escapades, strong female presence, rivalry ...
Time: 19th century, 1900s, 80s, 20th century, 1890s
Place: usa, kansas

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Most similar movies to Return to Oz

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, stylized, humorous and fairy tale films with plots about imaginary, adventure, escapades, good versus evil, family, danger and heroes mostly in Adventure, Fantasy and Family genres. Some movies like Return to Oz: The Dark Crystal (1982), Labyrinth (1986), The Dragon Pearl (2011), Mirrormask (2005), Stardust (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: serious, exciting, light, stylized, cult film ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: fantasy world, dark fantasy, puppetry, good versus evil, race against time, adventure, crystal, mission, wizards, escapades, imaginary, puppet ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 126K
Labyrinth (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Frustrated with babysitting on yet another weekend night, Sarah - a teenager with an active imagination - summons the Goblins from her favourite book, "Labyrinth", to take the baby stepbrother away. When little Toby actually disappears, ...
Style: gothic, fairy tale, offbeat, humorous, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: surrealism, rescue, fantasy world, good versus evil, beast, adventure, hopes, danger, heroes, imaginary kingdom, puppet, friendship ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
The Dragon Pearl (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Australia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When teenagers JOSH (Louis Corbett) and LING (Li Lin Jin) join their respective parents, CHRIS (Sam Neill) and Dr LI (Wang Ji) on an archaeological dig in China they encounter something trapped beneath a temple beyond their wildest imagination. A ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, exciting, humorous, offbeat ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: ancient mystery, legends and myths, adventure, heroic mission, teenage life, supernatural, child as adult, wish come true, imaginary, rivalry, danger, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 22K
Mirrormask (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In a fantasy world of opposing kingdoms, a 15-year old girl must find the fabled MirrorMask in order to save the kingdom and get home
Style: atmospheric, stylized, exciting, light, offbeat ...
Audience: teens, kids, date night, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, adventure, alternate reality, save the kingdom, imaginary, heroes, heroic mission, change of heart, magic, coming of age, fantasy world, circus ...
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.6
 258K
Stardust (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: In a countryside town bordering on a magical land, a young man makes a promise to his beloved that he'll retrieve a fallen star by venturing into the magical realm. His journey takes him into a world beyond his wildest dreams and reveals his ...
Style: fairy tale, captivating, feel good, romantic, light ...
Audience: family outing, teens, date night
Plot: witch, imaginary kingdom, fall in love, adventure, curses spells and rituals, magical, imaginary, true love, magic, witches, pirate, supernatural ability ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1870s, 1850s ...
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Neverending Story II: The Next Chapter (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Once again, Bastian is transported to the world of Fantasia which he recently managed to save from destruction. However, the land is now being destroyed by an evil sorceress, Xayide, so he must join up with Atreyu and face the Emptiness once more.
Style: fairy tale, feel good, stylized, serious, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: reading, imaginary kingdom, giant, good versus evil, fantasy world, dragon, empress, invisibility, friendship, sorceress, fear of heights, adventure ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Golden Compass (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: After overhearing a shocking secret, precocious orphan Lyra Belacqua trades her carefree existence roaming the halls of Jordan College for an otherworldly adventure in the far North, unaware that it's part of her destiny.
Style: epic, stylized, serious, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: fantasy world, adventure, magical, orphan, journey, parallel world, imaginary, witch, compass, adventurer, experiment, wizards ...
Place: england, oxford university, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 3K
Tall Tale (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A young boy draws on the inspiration of legendary western characters to find the strength to fight an evil land baron in the old west who wants to steal his family's farm and destroy their idyllic community. When Daniel Hackett sees his father ...
Style: stylized, entertaining, sentimental, melancholic, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, good versus evil, family, heroic mission, treasure hunt, daring rescue, adventurer, imaginary, young heroes, danger, rescue, on the run ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s
Place: texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Lion, the Witch, & the Wardrobe (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 171 min.
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Story: Four kids travel to the magical land of Narnia where they must battle an evil queen with the direction of the Lion, Aslan.
Style: stylized, offbeat, exciting, serious
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: parallel world, imaginary kingdom, heroes, good versus evil, queen, young heroes, supernatural, adventure, escapades, heroic mission, bet, attic ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 349K
Maleficent (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The untold story of Disney's most iconic villain from the 1959 classic 'Sleeping Beauty'. A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading ...
Style: fairy tale, captivating, exciting, stylized, serious ...
Plot: fairy, witch, magical, fantasy world, imaginary kingdom, good versus evil, dark fantasy, disney, wizards and magicians, princess, imaginary, heroine ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: europe, scotland, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, magical, magic, supernatural ability, curses spells and rituals, wizards ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, year 1992, year 1991 ...
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 45K
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, pre-teens, teens, horror for children
Plot: witch, hotel, adventure, good versus evil, magic, mouse, coven, young heroes, supernatural, chocolate, witches, heroic mission ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
Place: england, europe, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.5
 61K
Legend (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Set in a timeless mythical forest inhabited by fairies, goblins, unicorns and mortals, this fantastic story follows a mystical forest dweller, chosen by fate, to undertake a heroic quest. He must save the beautiful Princess Lily and defeat the ...
Style: fairy tale, gothic, stylized, serious, epic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: sorcerer, imaginary kingdom, devil, elf, warrior, magic, good versus evil, rescue, heroes, adventure, fictional war, princess ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Oz the Great and Powerful (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Oscar Diggs, a small-time circus illusionist and con-artist, is whisked from Kansas to the Land of Oz where the inhabitants assume he's the great wizard of prophecy, there to save Oz from the clutches of evil.
Style: fairy tale, light, colourful, entertaining, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: imaginary kingdom, witch, circus, good versus evil, adventure, wizards, magic trick, wizards and magicians, magic, prophecy, illusion, save the kingdom ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Harry, Ron and Hermione walk away from their last year at Hogwarts to find and destroy the remaining Horcruxes, putting an end to Voldemort's bid for immortality. But with Harry's beloved Dumbledore dead and Voldemort's unscrupulous ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, psychotronic, scenic, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: chosen one, wizards and magicians, magic, magical, young heroes, wizards, supernatural ability, magic wand, witch, journey, boarding school, bravery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1997, year 1998, 1990s ...
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Muppets' Wizard of Oz (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The Muppets' Wizard of Oz follows a young woman named Dorothy Gale who dreams of becoming a singer but is unable to pursue her dreams. After being swept up by a tornado with her pet prawn Toto, Dorothy embarks on a journey to meet the Wizard of ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, exciting
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: witch, puppet, friendship, adventure, young heroes, wizard of oz, rescue, danger, escapades, scarecrow, puppetry, imaginary kingdom ...
Place: kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Neverending Story III (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young boy must restore order when a group of bullies steal the magical book that acts as a portal between Earth and the imaginary world of Fantasia.
Style: feel good, offbeat, stylized, semi serious, cult film ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: magic, good versus evil, imaginary kingdom, family, fantasy world, adventure, book, heroic mission, parallel world, imaginary, youth, heroes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 161 min.
Story: Ignoring threats to his life, Harry returns to Hogwarts to investigate – aided by Ron and Hermione – a mysterious series of attacks.
Style: exciting, stylized, twists and turns, psychotronic, fairy tale ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: magic, witch, magical, wizards, wizards and magicians, chosen one, boarding school life, magic wand, supernatural ability, curses spells and rituals, giant, school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1992, 90s, year 1993 ...
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 5.1
 123K
Eragon (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK, Hungary
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In his homeland of Alagaesia, a farm boy happens upon a dragon's egg -- a discovery that leads him on a predestined journey where he realized he's the one person who can defend his home against an evil king.
Style: epic, exciting, serious, fairy tale, stylized ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: dragon, imaginary kingdom, supernatural ability, fantasy world, legends and myths, adventure, chosen one, young heroes, good versus evil, imaginary, heroic mission, danger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, serious, epic, exciting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, witch, obsessive quest, good versus evil, wizards, dragon, prince, fantasy world, family, quest, king, adventure ...
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: humorous, touching, feel good, semi serious, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: car chase, kidnapping, mental institution, family, adventure, chase, magic, good versus evil, show tunes, friends, family relations, disorder ...
Place: california, usa, san francisco, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Harry, Ron and Hermione return to Hogwarts for another magic-filled year. Harry comes face to face with danger yet again, this time in the form of escaped convict, Sirius Black – and turns to sympathetic Professor Lupin for help.
Style: gothic, twists and turns, stylized, exciting, serious ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: magical, wizards and magicians, friendship, young heroes, good versus evil, chosen one, witch, supernatural ability, boarding school life, magic wand, magic, werewolf ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, year 1993, year 1994 ...
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.5
 14K
The Wiz (1978)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A Thanksgiving dinner brings a host of family together in a Harlem apartment, where a 24-year-old schoolteacher named Dorothy Gale (Diana Ross) lives with her Aunt Em (Theresa Merritt) and Uncle Henry (Stanley Greene). Extremely introverted, she ...
Style: stylized, humorous, semi serious, atmospheric, feel good ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids, teens
Plot: thanksgiving, wizards, melancholy, dog, african american, family, imaginary, master villain, hopes, getting home, adventure, rivalry ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, usa, harlem, manhattan new york city, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Ruslan and Ludmila (1972)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The film is based on the great Russian poet Alexander Pushkin’s poem of the same name, which happens to be one of the most poetic and beautiful Russian fairy tales. In the midst of the wedding party of Prince Ruslan and Ludmila, daughter of a ...
Style: fairy tale, captivating, exciting, epic, serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: good versus evil, heroes, heroic mission, rescue, love and romance, escapades, rivalry, adventure, legends and myths, wizards and magicians, danger, imaginary ...
Time: middle ages
Place: finland, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 153 min.
Story: As Harry begins his sixth year at Hogwarts, he discovers an old book marked as 'Property of the Half-Blood Prince', and begins to learn more about Lord Voldemort's dark past.
Style: exciting, serious, twists and turns, stylized, fairy tale ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: wizards and magicians, magical, witch, wizards, school, young heroes, chosen one, boarding school life, supernatural ability, magic wand, magic, prophecy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, 1990s, year 1997 ...
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: light, captivating, entertaining, exciting, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, adventure, good versus evil, friendship, knight, danger, supernatural, heroes, parallel world, daring rescue, orphan, rivalry ...
Place: stockholm sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 157 min.
Story: Harry starts his fourth year at Hogwarts, competes in the treacherous Triwizard Tournament and faces the evil Lord Voldemort. Ron and Hermione help Harry manage the pressure – but Voldemort lurks, awaiting his chance to destroy Harry and all that ...
Style: exciting, atmospheric, twists and turns, fairy tale, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: wizards and magicians, chosen one, magical, friendship, school, witch, contests and competitions, boarding school, supernatural ability, magic, curses spells and rituals, boarding school life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1994, 90s, year 1995 ...
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.1
 74K
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, exciting, serious, tense, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, horror for children, kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: adventurer, adventure, wizards, fictional reality, parents and children, imaginary, book, young heroes, disappearance, family relations, family, writers ...
Time: middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Arabian Adventure (1979)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An evil caliph (Christopher Lee) offers his daughter’s hand in marriage to a prince if he can complete a perilous quest for a magical rose. Helped by a young boy and a magic carpet, Prince Hasan (Oliver Tobias), has to overcome genies, fire ...
Style: feel good, exciting, captivating, light, humorous ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: adventure, danger, good versus evil, supernatural, imaginary kingdom, wizards and magicians, friends, heroes, daring rescue, escapades, prince, palace ...
Place: arabia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.0
 315K
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, offbeat, light ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens, horror for children
Plot: fantasy world, adventure, jungle, board game, childhood, mischievous children, getting home, young heroes, disappearance, animals, parallel world, magic ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 19th century, 60s, year 1995 ...
Place: usa, new hampshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%