Movies like A Simple Wish

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A Simple Wish (1997)
 5.3
 6K
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: feel good, humorous, semi serious, fairy tale, funny, sweet, entertaining, light, clever, melancholic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: magic, fairy godmother, family, rivalry, supernatural ability, down on your luck, wish come true, parents and children, mischievous children, good versus evil, father daughter relationship, heroes, family relations, satire, desire, cinderella story, vengeance, supernatural, youth, wizards and magicians, misfit, love and romance, follow your dream, experiment gone awry, nothing goes right ...
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, disorder, children, destiny, adventure and dialogue mostly in Family, Comedy and Fantasy genres. Some movies like A Simple Wish: Matilda (1996), Casper (1995), Hocus Pocus (1993), Mary Poppins (1964), Ella Enchanted (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.9
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Matilda (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 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, telekinesis, supernatural ability, eccentric family, little girl, mischievous children, young heroes, teachers and students, parents and children, family, child abuse, child prodigy ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.1
 133K
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: halloween, ghost, friendship, supernatural, afterlife, mischievous children, haunted house, family, friends, father daughter relationship, single father, ghost child ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new england, usa, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
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Hocus Pocus (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Horror
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: humorous, fairy tale, sweet, light, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, kids, teens, girls' night, family outing ...
Plot: halloween, witch, magic, teenage life, resurrection, wizards and magicians, supernatural, immortality, cat, halloween party, potion, disorder ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 18th century, year 1993, 17th century
Place: massachusetts, usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.8
 171K
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, imagination, family, family values, parents and children, new job, family relations, family life, female protagonist, adventure ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, edwardian era
Place: london, europe, england, east end london, britain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.3
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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, magic, fairy, fall in love, true love, elf, imaginary kingdom, wizards and magicians, prince, love and romance, fairy godmother, cinderella ...
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, clever, light, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, toy comes to life, adventure, family, toys, toy soldier, escapades, supernatural ability, 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, feel good, semi serious, entertaining, stylized ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: talking cat, imaginary kingdom, goofy hero, family relations, adventure, friendship, disorder, getting home, fish out of water, rescue, mischievous children, youth ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Santa Clause 2 (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Better watch out! The big guy in red is coming to town once again. This time, Scott Calvin -- also known as Santa Claus -- finds out there's an obscure clause in his contract requiring him to take on a wife. He has to leave the North Pole to ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers, kids, girls' night ...
Plot: santa claus, reindeer, magic, christmas, holiday, prank, christmas party, toys, family, mistaken identity, disorder, chaos ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: san francisco
⇓ 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, touching, semi serious, humorous, offbeat
Audience: family outing, girls' night, date night
Plot: cinderella story, frog, adventure, curses spells and rituals, time travel, destiny, royal family, love and romance, disorder, romance, opposites attract, wooing ...
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.4
 19K
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: family, dog, human becoming an animal, experiment gone awry, pets, transformation, parents and children, disorder, family life, genetic engineering, parent child relationship, court ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, motivational, semi serious, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: objects come to life, magic, miraculous event, accountant, friendship, family, mysterious character, prodigy, toys, wizards and magicians, fish out of water, boss and employee ...
Time: future
Place: new york, usa
⇓ 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: teenage life, witch, curses spells and rituals, family, parents and children, youth, magic, family relations, wizards and magicians, small town life, friendship, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Powerful magic cast by Alex spells trouble for the Russo's. The kids must go on an adventure to save their family and their existence.
Style: feel good, stylized, humorous, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: wizards and magicians, magic, magic wand, hereditary gift of witchcraft, supernatural ability, witch, family vacation, island, teenage life, sibling rivalry, memory loss, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: caribbean, new york
⇓ 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, family outing, pre-teens, teens, horror for children
Plot: friendship, monster, young heroes, family, adventure, mischievous children, child as adult, fish out of water, curses spells and rituals, wish come true, supernatural ability, best friends ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.3
 7K
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, pre-teens, family outing, girls' night, teens
Plot: imaginary friend, friendship, magic, orphan, circus, family, bittersweet, social misfits, dealing with death, misfit, young heroes, youth ...
Place: new jersey, las vegas, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 3.5
 717
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: humorous, feel good, captivating, light, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: christmas, save the day, supernatural, supernatural ability, escapades, family, miraculous event, wish come true, magic, family relations, heroes, santa claus ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.2
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Kids World (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany, New Zealand, USA
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: feel good, humorous, semi serious, suspense
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: experiment gone awry, teenage life, child as adult, friendship, young heroes, mischievous children, adventure, disorder, wish come true, family life, rescue, youth ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 4.3
 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, humorous, semi serious, fairy tale, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: fish out of water, obsessive quest, mischievous children, adventurer, disorder, friendship, teaching the ways of the world, parents and children, young heroes, escapades, rescue, misfit ...
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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, not serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens, girls' night
Plot: family, siblings relations, family relations, job interview, childhood, young heroes, mischievous children, friends, parents and children, bad luck, school, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Jungle 2 Jungle (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: France, USA
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, pre-teens, family outing, girls' night
Plot: fish out of water, culture clash, jungle, eccentric family, parents and children, mischievous children, disorder, nothing goes right, teenage boy, stock broker, family relations, adventure ...
Place: new york, venezuela, usa, latin america, brazil ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Son of the Mask (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Germany
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, light, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, teens, kids
Plot: baby, superhero, mischievous children, supernatural ability, chaos and mayhem, adventure, mythology, intrigue, misfit, parallel world, parents and children, dog ...
Time: 2000s
Place: pakistan, new jersey
⇓ 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, save the day, prank, mischievous children, family relations, misfit, partners, goofy hero, nothing goes right, teenage life ...
Time: 80s, year 1988
Place: orlando florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.4
 2K
Trading Mom (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 82 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: semi serious, humorous, feel good, offbeat
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: family relations, single parent, teenage girl, magic, nothing goes right, youth, coming of age, siblings relations, family life, child as adult, family, disorder ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 6.3
 13K
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, sexy ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens, girls' night
Plot: body swapping, child as adult, family relations, switching roles, self discovery, wish come true, disney, family, ice hockey, coming of age, disorder, shopping ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, turkey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, semi serious, feel good, psychotronic, funny ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, teens
Plot: dog, lawyer, conspiracy, body swapping, district attorney, family, farce, fish out of water, fall in love, family life, child as adult, college ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: miraculous event, family, wish come true, imaginary kingdom, nothing goes right, life turned upside down, escapades, disorder, disney, adventure, imagination, uncle nephew relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1974, year 2008, 70s ...
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 4.5
 14K
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, pre-teens, family outing, teens
Plot: wish come true, child as adult, parent child relationship, child prodigy, family, child protagonist, young heroes, travel, self discovery, parents and children, rebelliousness, mischievous children ...
Place: usa, hawaii, china, africa, grand central station manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, feel good, sexy ...
Audience: teens, kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: good versus evil, time travel, adventure, child protagonist, heroic mission, legends and myths, curses spells and rituals, escapades, mischievous children, wizards and magicians, battles, magic ...
Time: middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.0
 46K
Tooth Fairy (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When minor-league hockey player Derek Thompson -- who has a penchant for knocking out his opponents' teeth every time he plays -- disillusions a fan, he is sentenced to a stint for one week as a bona fide, tutu-clad, real-life tooth fairy. ...
Style: humorous, funny, light, fairy tale, feel good ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, teens, girls' night
Plot: family, fairy, ice hockey, curses spells and rituals, shrinking, fish out of water, hockey player, disorder, adventure, dreams, transformation, fantasy world ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Inside a snowflake exists the magical land of Whoville. In Whoville, live the Whos, an almost mutated sort of Munchkin-like people. All the Whos love Christmas, yet just outside of their beloved Whoville lives the Grinch. The Grinch is a nasty ...
Style: fairy tale, stylized, humorous, semi serious, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, santa claus, imaginary kingdom, village, redemption, male protagonist, holiday, silly humor, thief, materialism, surrealism, rescue ...
Time: 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%