Movies like A Simple Wish

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A Simple Wish (1997)
 5.4
 5K
A Simple Wish (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Murray is a male fairy godmother, and he is trying to help 8-year-old Anabel to fulfil her "simple wish" - that her father Oliver, who is a cab driver, would win the leading role in a Broadway musical. Unfortunately, Murray's magic wand is broken and the fairies convention is threatened by evil witches Claudia and Boots.
Style: fairy tale, feel good, humorous, semi serious, funny, offbeat, sweet, entertaining, whimsical, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: fairy godmother, magic, family, imaginary, rivalry, supernatural ability, down on your luck, wish come true, parents and children, mischievous children, cinderella story, father daughter relationship, heroes, family relations, satire, good versus evil, desire, vengeance, youth, supernatural, misfit, wizards and magicians, performer's life, love and romance, imaginary kingdom ...
Place: new york, nebraska, usa, manhattan new york city

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Most similar movies to A Simple Wish

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, feel good, semi serious and light films with plots about family, magic, destiny, children, disorder, dialogue and family relations mostly in Family, Comedy and Fantasy genres. Some movies like A Simple Wish: Matilda (1996), Casper (1995), Mary Poppins (1964), Hocus Pocus (1993), Ella Enchanted (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.9
 133K
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, young heroes, eccentric family, telekinesis, child abuse, adventure, supernatural ability, parents and children, little girl, teachers and students, child prodigy, mischievous children ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.1
 123K
Casper (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Furious that her late father only willed her his gloomy-looking mansion rather than his millions, Carrigan Crittenden is ready to burn the place to the ground when she discovers a map to a treasure hidden in the house. But when she enters the ...
Style: feel good, sweet, touching, light, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night, teens
Plot: ghost, friendship, halloween, supernatural, afterlife, mischievous children, haunted house, friends, family, life after death, ghost child, palaces castles and temples ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: new england, usa, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 160K
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, new job, family relations, female protagonist, adventure, dance ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, edwardian era
Place: london, europe, england, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 105K
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, 18th century, 1700s ...
Place: massachusetts, usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 6.3
 63K
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: cinderella story, fairy, true love, fall in love, magic, wizards and magicians, prince, imaginary kingdom, love and romance, adventure, imaginary, elf ...
Time: middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Indian in the Cupboard (1995)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A nine-year-old boy gets a plastic Indian and a cupboard for his birthday and finds himself involved in adventure when the Indian comes to life and befriends him.
Style: touching, light, clever, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: toys, friendship, toy comes to life, adventure, family, escapades, supernatural ability, danger, parents and children, parallel world, coming of age, family relations ...
Time: 18th century
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, semi serious, feel good, entertaining, stylized ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: talking cat, imaginary kingdom, family relations, adventure, rescue, friendship, fish out of water, danger, goofy hero, disorder, youth, getting home ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Prince Charming (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: After an extramarital indiscretion, a fairy-tale prince and his sidekick are turned into frogs for all eternity or until the prince can convince a maiden to kiss and then marry him.
Style: feel good, semi serious, touching, humorous, offbeat
Audience: family outing, girls' night, date night
Plot: cinderella story, curses spells and rituals, destiny, adventure, time travel, imaginary, love and romance, royal family, disorder, fish out of water, opposites attract, family ...
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.4
 18K
The Shaggy Dog (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The tale of a workaholic dad-turned-dog who finds that being man's best friend shows him the most important job - being a great dad.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, light, touching ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night, teens ...
Plot: human becomes animal, family, human becoming an animal, dog, experiment gone awry, pets, transformation, parents and children, disorder, family life, genetic engineering, parent child relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ 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, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Little Monsters (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young boy is scared of the monster under his bed. He asks his 6th grade brother to swap rooms for the night as a bet that the monster really exists. Soon the brother becomes friends with the monster and discovers a whole new world of fun and games ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, light, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, horror for children, pre-teens, family outing, teens
Plot: friendship, monster, young heroes, family, adventure, mischievous children, child as adult, fish out of water, supernatural ability, imaginary, best friends, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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, death in the family, fish out of water, wizards and magicians, friends ...
Place: new jersey, las vegas, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.2
 265
Kids World (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, New Zealand
Duration: 93 min.
Story: What would you wish for if you were eleven and could have anything in the world? Your parents don't understand you. Your teenage brother is constantly getting you in trouble...for things he did! You're in love with the twelve-year-old girl ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, suspense
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, teenage life, experiment gone awry, child as adult, adventure, mischievous children, young heroes, disorder, danger, rescue, best friends, youth ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 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, obsessive quest, adventurer, fish out of water, danger, rescue, escapades, young heroes, misfit, disorder, friendship, teaching the ways of the world ...
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 3.5
 645
Elf-Man (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An Elf is left behind by Santa to help rescue the Harper family from a lousy Christmas. The Elf and the family get more than they bargained for, as the kids help the Elf discover his special powers and true identity as a budding superhero.
Style: feel good, humorous, captivating, light, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: christmas, save the day, supernatural ability, supernatural, imaginary, escapades, danger, family, wish come true, miraculous event, magic, elf ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, mischievous children, young heroes, parents and children, bad luck, school, brother sister relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.6
 2K
Trading Mom (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The Martin kids learn of a magic spell that will take them to the 'mommy market' so they can get a more user friendly model. After giving a few other moms a try, they want their own back. But that is not so easy.
Style: feel good, humorous, offbeat, semi serious
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family relations, single parent, magic, teenage girl, family life, child as adult, siblings relations, nothing goes right, youth, coming of age, mischievous children, down on your luck ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 4.5
 13K
North (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Eleven-year-old North has had it with his parents. They are always busy with their careers and don't give North the attention he needs, so he files a lawsuit against them. The judge rules that North should either find new parents or return to ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, light, melancholic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: wish come true, child as adult, child prodigy, parent child relationship, family, young heroes, travel, mischievous children, rebelliousness, parents and children, self discovery, satire ...
Place: usa, hawaii, new york, alaska, africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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The Shaggy D.A. (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Wilby Daniels, a successful lawyer running for District Attorney, suddenly finds himself being transformed into an English sheepdog. Somehow he has to keep his change a secret and find just what is causing it, all the while eluding the local dog ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, psychotronic, funny ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: dog, lawyer, conspiracy, district attorney, family, farce, dishonesty, misfit, heroes, getting home, youth, legal action ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Jungle 2 Jungle (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Uptight New York City executive, Michael Cromwell, pursues his soon-to-be ex-wife to South America and returns home with the son he never knew he had -- a boy raised in a tribal village in Brazil. Armed with only his blowgun, the 13-year-old ...
Style: feel good, light, funny, entertaining, humorous ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: fish out of water, culture clash, jungle, parents and children, eccentric family, mischievous children, disorder, nothing goes right, teenage boy, 13 year old, stock broker, family relations ...
Place: new york, venezuela, usa, brazil, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Ernest Saves Christmas (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When Santa Claus decides to retire and pass on his magic bag of Christmas surprises to a new Saint Nick, he enlists the aid of a hilarious assortment of characters. A perky teen runaway and hapless taxi driver Ernest P. Worrell must convince a ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, light, melancholic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, holiday, family, family relations, save the day, prank, mischievous children, nothing goes right, partners, mistaken identity, teenage life, when the parents are away ...
Time: 80s, year 1988
Place: orlando florida
⇓ 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%
 6.3
 12K
Freaky Friday (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: School girl Annabel is hassled by her mother, and Mrs. Andrews is annoyed with her daughter, Annabel. They both think that the other has an easy life. On a normal Friday morning, both complain about each other and wish they could have the easy life ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, surprise ending, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens, girls' night
Plot: body swapping, child as adult, disney, hockey, family relations, ice hockey, self discovery, wish come true, switching roles, family, coming of age, misfit ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, turkey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Yours, Mine & Ours (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Admiral Frank Beardsley returns to New London to run the Coast Guard Academy, his last stop before a probable promotion to head the Guard. A widower with eight children, he runs a loving but tight ship, with charts and salutes. The kids long for a ...
Style: feel good, humorous, funny, romantic, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, pre-teens, teens
Plot: family, large family, mischievous children, siblings relations, family life, family relations, blended family, parents and children, opposites attract, eccentric family, single parent, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: connecticut, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Kids of the Round Table (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Set in modern times, Alex finds King Arthur's sword Excalibur and must prove himself worthy of it.
Style: humorous, stylized, semi serious, offbeat, feel good ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: good versus evil, time travel, adventure, heroic mission, escapades, mischievous children, wizards and magicians, battles, curses spells and rituals, legends and myths, magic, child protagonist ...
Time: middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Son of the Mask (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Germany, Australia, France, Venezuela, Canada, Romania
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Tim Avery, an aspiring cartoonist, finds himself in a predicament when his dog stumbles upon the mask of Loki. Then after conceiving an infant son "born of the mask", he discovers just how looney child raising can be.
Style: humorous, absurd, idiotic, light, feel good ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, teens, kids
Plot: baby, superhero, mischievous children, mask, chaos and mayhem, supernatural ability, adventure, parallel world, parents and children, misfit, intrigue, dog ...
Time: 2000s
Place: pakistan, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, mysterious character, prodigy, boss and employee, fish out of water, curses spells and rituals ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.9
 127K
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 ⇓
28%
Bedtime Stories (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Skeeter Bronson is a down-on-his-luck guy who's always telling bedtime stories to his niece and nephew. But his life is turned upside down when the fantastical stories he makes up for entertainment inexplicably turn into reality. Can a ...
Style: feel good, humorous, funny, entertaining, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: miraculous event, wish come true, imaginary kingdom, nothing goes right, life turned upside down, imaginary, escapades, family, disorder, adventure, imagination, bedtime story ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s, year 1974, 20th century ...
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Halloweentown High (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Marnie Piper prepares to begin a new school year, she asks the Halloweentown Hot Witches' Council to work toward openness between Halloweentown and the mortal world. She proposes to bring a group of Halloweentown students to her own high school ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, stylized, offbeat
Audience: family outing, teens, kids, date night, pre-teens ...
Plot: halloween, hereditary gift of witchcraft, magic, witchcraft, witch, friends, supernatural, friendship, vengeance, wizards and magicians, imaginary, escapades ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%