Movies like Return to Oz

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Return to Oz (1985)
 6.7
 27K
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, serious, surprise ending, psychotronic, dark fantasy, scary, surreal ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: insomnia, princess, mental institution, mirror, adventure, magic, family, culture clash, parallel world, youth, wizards and magicians, friends, sleeping, supernatural ability, follow your dream, escapades, rivalry, strong female presence, buddies, hopes, master villain, young heroes, heroic mission, imaginary kingdom, righting the wronged ...
Time: 80s, 19th century, 20th century, 1890s, 1900s
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, fairy tale and humorous films with plots about imaginary, adventure, escapades, good versus evil, family, magic and danger mostly in Adventure, Fantasy and Family genres. Some movies like Return to Oz: The Dark Crystal (1982), Mirrormask (2005), Labyrinth (1986), The Dragon Pearl (2011), 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: dark fantasy, serious, exciting, light, stylized ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: fantasy world, puppetry, good versus evil, race against time, adventure, mission, crystal, escapades, imaginary kingdom, heroic mission, wizards, puppet ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 23K
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, serious ...
Audience: teens, kids, date night, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: imaginary kingdom, alternate reality, circus, adventure, save the kingdom, magic, coming of age, fantasy world, mother daughter relationship, young heroes, good versus evil, parallel universe ...
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 134K
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, humorous, stylized, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: surrealism, rescue, imaginary kingdom, fantasy world, beast, good versus evil, hopes, adventure, heroes, puppet, friendship, maze ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: exciting, stylized, atmospheric, humorous, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: ancient mystery, legends and myths, heroic mission, adventure, teenage life, supernatural, child as adult, wish come true, escapades, youth, mystery, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.6
 269K
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, date night, teens
Plot: witch, imaginary kingdom, magic, adventure, fall in love, magical, true love, curses spells and rituals, supernatural ability, pirate, love and romance, prince ...
Time: 19th century, 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: 89 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, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, giant, good versus evil, fantasy world, friendship, empress, invisibility, dragon, sorceress, swamp, adventure, family ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ 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, suspenseful, serious, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: fantasy world, journey, adventure, magical, orphan, parallel world, adventurer, wizards, witch, chosen one, alternate reality, experiment ...
Place: england, oxford university, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 4K
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, young heroes, good versus evil, family, heroic mission, daring rescue, treasure hunt, adventurer, countryside, imaginary kingdom, on the run, rescue ...
Time: 20th century
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: exciting, serious, stylized, offbeat
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: parallel world, imaginary kingdom, queen, heroes, good versus evil, young heroes, alternate dimension, coronation, heroic mission, bet, wizards and magicians, hopes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 368K
Maleficent (2014)
Genre: 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, dark fantasy, captivating, exciting, stylized ...
Plot: fairy, witch, magical, imaginary kingdom, fantasy world, good versus evil, wizards and magicians, princess, disney, villain, heroine, queen ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: europe, france, scotland
⇓ 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, serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, witch, wizards, adventure, magic, circus, magic trick, wizards and magicians, good versus evil, prophecy, illusion, escapades ...
Time: 20th century
Place: kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 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 ⇓
50%
 6.3
 65K
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: imaginary kingdom, sorcerer, elf, devil, warrior, magic, good versus evil, heroes, rescue, adventure, fictional war, princess ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, semi serious, stylized, entertaining, exciting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: magic, good versus evil, imaginary kingdom, family, fantasy world, adventure, youth, heroes, escapades, parallel world, heroic mission, friendship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: dark fantasy, suspense, suspenseful, psychotronic, scenic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: magic, chosen one, wizards and magicians, magical, young heroes, wizards, supernatural ability, harry potter, magic wand, witch, bravery, boarding school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1997, 90s, year 1998
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.4
 15K
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, feel good, atmospheric ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: thanksgiving, dog, african american, wizards, melancholy, family, disorder, wizards and magicians, friends, hopes, master villain, escapades ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, brooklyn new york city, harlem
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: dark fantasy, exciting, stylized, twists and turns, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: witch, magic, magical, wizards and magicians, wizards, chosen one, harry potter, boarding school life, fantasy world, supernatural ability, creature, magic wand ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, year 1992, year 1993
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Muppets' Wizard of Oz (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA, Canada
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: puppet, witch, adventure, young heroes, friendship, scarecrow, escapades, rescue, puppetry, imaginary kingdom, wizard of oz, heroes ...
Place: kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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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, 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 ⇓
50%
 5.1
 126K
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, pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: dragon, imaginary kingdom, fantasy world, supernatural ability, young heroes, legends and myths, chosen one, adventure, heroic mission, good versus evil, battles, mythical creature ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, obsessive quest, fantasy world, family, witch, dragon, good versus evil, king, wizards, prince, parallel universe, quest ...
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In their quest to confront the ultimate evil, Percy and his friends battle swarms of mythical creatures to find the mythical Golden Fleece and to stop an ancient evil from rising.
Style: exciting, stylized, epic, semi serious, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: mythology, young heroes, superhuman powers, fantasy world, demi god, heroic mission, legends and myths, adventure, imaginary kingdom, friendship, sword, artifact ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Arthur 3: The War of the Two Worlds (2010)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Maltazard, the Evil M, is now 7 feet tall and evolving among the humans, causing terror wherever he goes. His goal is simple: forming an army of giant henchmen and ruling over the universe. Meanwhile, Arthur is still a Minimoy, and thus in a state ...
Style: feel good, exciting, humorous, semi serious, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: imaginary kingdom, young heroes, heroic mission, adventure, friendship, family relations, rescue, good versus evil, princess, heroes, disorder, escapades ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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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: dark fantasy, gothic, twists and turns, stylized, exciting ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: wizards and magicians, magical, friendship, magic, witch, young heroes, supernatural ability, chosen one, good versus evil, harry potter, werewolf, boarding school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1994, 90s, year 1993
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: dark fantasy, exciting, serious, twists and turns, stylized ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: witch, magical, wizards and magicians, magic, wizards, school, young heroes, chosen one, magic wand, supernatural ability, boarding school life, harry potter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1996, year 1997, 90s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ 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, disorder, family relations, friends, animal life ...
Place: california, usa, san francisco, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, folk tale, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: good versus evil, heroes, rescue, heroic mission, love and romance, rivalry, adventure, escapades, legends and myths, wizards and magicians, family, woman in danger ...
Time: middle ages
Place: finland, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 8.6
 730K
Spirited Away (2001)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A young girl, Chihiro, becomes trapped in a strange new world of spirits. When her parents undergo a mysterious transformation, she must call upon the courage she never knew she had to free her family.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, stylized, colourful, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: parallel world, witch, fantasy world, ghost, adventure, dragon, friendship, rescue, surrealism, creature, philosophy, supernatural ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ 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, pre-teens, kids
Plot: imaginary kingdom, adventure, good versus evil, friendship, knight, supernatural, heroes, parallel world, hopes, daring rescue, orphan, rivalry ...
Place: stockholm sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.1
 77K
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, dark fantasy, exciting, serious, tense ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens, horror for children
Plot: adventurer, adventure, wizards, fictional reality, family, young heroes, parents and children, family relations, writers, fantasy becomes reality, disappearance, father daughter relationship ...
Time: middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%