Movies like Return to Oz

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Return to Oz (1985)
 6.7
 24K
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, 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, master villain, young heroes, righting the wronged ...
Time: 19th century, 1900s, 80s, 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 stylized, exciting, humorous and fairy tale films with plots about adventure, imaginary, escapades, family, good versus evil, magic and danger mostly in Fantasy, Adventure and Family genres. Some movies like Return to Oz: Labyrinth (1986), The Dark Crystal (1982), The Dragon Pearl (2011), The Golden Compass (2007), Mirrormask (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.4
 122K
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: rescue, fantasy world, good versus evil, adventure, beast, hopes, danger, heroes, puppet, surrealism, friendship, rock ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, imaginary, escapades, puppet ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, wizards and magicians, legends and myths, heroic mission, adventure, teenage life, supernatural, child as adult, wish come true, rivalry, danger, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Neverending Story II: The Next Chapter (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany, USA
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, touching, offbeat ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: giant, fantasy world, good versus evil, empress, invisibility, friendship, reading, fear of heights, sorceress, imaginary kingdom, adventure, dragon ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: fantasy world, adventure, orphan, parallel world, magical, journey, imaginary, witch, experiment, chosen one, best friends, adventurer ...
Place: england, oxford university, london
⇓ 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: kids, teens, date night, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, adventure, alternate reality, imaginary, save the kingdom, change of heart, heroic mission, heroes, magic, coming of age, fantasy world, circus ...
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 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: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, good versus evil, family, heroic mission, treasure hunt, daring rescue, adventurer, rescue, imaginary, rivalry, on the run, danger ...
Time: 1900s
Place: texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: serious, stylized, offbeat, exciting
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: parallel world, imaginary kingdom, good versus evil, heroes, queen, young heroes, family, escapades, supernatural, heroic mission, bet, attic ...
⇓ 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, twists and turns, touching, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, kids, pre-teens, family outing, girls' night
Plot: good versus evil, supernatural ability, wizards and magicians, friendship, witch, fantasy world, chosen one, school, magical, magic, wizards, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1990s, 90s, year 1991 ...
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 339K
Maleficent (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
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, magical, witch, fantasy world, good versus evil, dark fantasy, disney, imaginary, imaginary kingdom, wizards and magicians, betrayal, villain ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 38K
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, mouse, young heroes, chocolate, magic, coven, supernatural, heroic mission, wizards and magicians ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
Place: england, europe, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.5
 59K
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, warrior, magic, elf, good versus evil, heroes, rescue, 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, circus, magic, witch, good versus evil, adventure, wizards, wizards and magicians, magic trick, prophecy, illusion, save the kingdom ...
Time: 1900s
Place: kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Neverending Story III (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany, USA
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, fantasy world, family, adventure, heroic mission, imaginary kingdom, parallel world, heroes, escapades, imaginary, youth ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
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, exciting, suspenseful, captivating, bleak ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: chosen one, wizards and magicians, young heroes, magical, supernatural ability, wizards, magic, journey, bravery, good versus evil, witch, adventure ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1998, 1990s, 90s ...
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: not serious, humorous, feel good, exciting
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, witch, puppet, friendship, adventure, young heroes, wizard of oz, danger, rescue, escapades, scarecrow, puppets ...
Place: kansas, usa
⇓ 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, exciting, captivating, serious, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, witch, prince, obsessive quest, dragon, family, good versus evil, wizards, brother sister relationship, ship, fantasy world, heroes ...
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.4
 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: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: thanksgiving, wizards, melancholy, family, adventure, follow your dream, getting home, imaginary, rivalry, hopes, escapades, master villain ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 5.1
 121K
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: exciting, serious, epic, fairy tale, stylized ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: dragon, imaginary kingdom, supernatural ability, fantasy world, adventure, chosen one, legends and myths, imaginary, young heroes, heroic mission, good versus evil, heroes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK, USA, Germany
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, twists and turns, fairy tale, entertaining, suspense ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: witch, wizards and magicians, magical, magic, chosen one, wizards, boarding school life, supernatural ability, curses spells and rituals, school, giant, secret place ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1992, year 1993, 1990s ...
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
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, twists and turns, stylized, fairy tale, scenic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: witch, wizards and magicians, magical, school, supernatural ability, young heroes, chosen one, good versus evil, wizards, boarding school life, prophecy, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1997, year 1996, 1990s ...
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.1
 73K
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, stylized, tense, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, horror for children, kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: adventure, adventurer, imaginary, fictional reality, wizards, parents and children, family, book, young heroes, family relations, disappearance, real world ...
Time: middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, good versus evil, imaginary kingdom, friendship, knight, parallel world, danger, heroes, supernatural, kidnapping, heroic mission, rivalry ...
Place: eastern europe, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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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, serious, epic
Audience: family outing
Plot: good versus evil, wizards and magicians, woman in danger, heroes, heroic mission, rescue, adventure, love and romance, escapades, rivalry, legends and myths, family ...
Time: middle ages
Place: finland, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.3
 79K
Goosebumps (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After moving to a small town, Zach Cooper finds a silver lining when he meets next door neighbor Hannah, the daughter of bestselling Goosebumps series author R.L. Stine. When Zach unintentionally unleashes real monsters from their manuscripts and ...
Style: exciting, humorous, scary, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: horror for children, pre-teens, teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: teenagers, werewolf, good versus evil, monsters, adventure, monster, book, imaginary, magic, escapades, ventriloquist dummy, fantasy world ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: maryland, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, child in peril, animal life, disorder, family relations ...
Place: california, usa, san francisco, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.6
 252K
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, feel good, captivating, romantic, light ...
Audience: family outing, teens, date night
Plot: imaginary kingdom, witch, fall in love, adventure, imaginary, magical, pirate, true love, supernatural ability, curses spells and rituals, love and romance, prince ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1800s, 1870s, 1850s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Jack the Giant Slayer (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The story of an ancient war that is reignited when a young farmhand unwittingly opens a gateway between our world and a fearsome race of giants. Unleashed on the Earth for the first time in centuries, the giants strive to reclaim the land they once ...
Style: fairy tale, exciting, stylized, captivating, enigmatic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: giant, imaginary kingdom, adventure, curses spells and rituals, legends and myths, youth, save the princess, heroic mission, princess, magic, family, imaginary ...
Time: 18th century
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.9
 385
The Snow Queen (2005)
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 56 min.
Story: When Gerda befriends penniless Kay their growing friendship is cut short as one cold winter night a fragment of glass pierces Kay's eye, turning his heart cold. Enchanted by the Snow Queen he is swept away on her chariot over the glittering ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, fairy tale, sincere, captivating
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: young heroes, imaginary kingdom, adventure, heroic mission, rescue, good versus evil, hopes, danger, rivalry, youth, imaginary, escapades ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: twists and turns, stylized, exciting, gothic, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: magical, wizards and magicians, good versus evil, friendship, young heroes, supernatural ability, witch, school, chosen one, boarding school life, supernatural, magic ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1993, year 1994, 1990s ...
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%