Movies like The Wiz

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The Wiz (1978)
 5.4
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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 has, as Aunt Em teases her, "never been south of 125th Street", and refuses to move out and on with her life.
Style: stylized, humorous, atmospheric, feel good, semi serious, sexy, melancholic, road movie, allegory, surreal ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: thanksgiving, dog, wizards, african american, melancholy, family, adventure, friendship, wizards and magicians, friends, on the road, follow your dream, escapades, getting home, rivalry, strong female presence, good versus evil, disorder, fish out of water, hopes, master villain, imaginary kingdom, r&b, scarecrow, wizard of oz ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, harlem

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Most similar movies to The Wiz

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, feel good and fairy tale films with plots about family, adventure, escapades, danger, imaginary, heroes and magic mostly in Family, Fantasy and Adventure genres. Some movies like The Wiz: The Muppets' Wizard of Oz (2005), The Adventures of Pinocchio (1996), Peter Pan (2000), Oz the Great and Powerful (2013), Return to Oz (1985). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 ⇓
95%
The Adventures of Pinocchio (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA, Germany, UK, Czech Republic, France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: One of puppet-maker Geppetto's creations comes magically to life. This puppet, Pinocchio, has one major desire and that is to become a real boy someday. In order to accomplish this goal he has to learn to act responsibly. This film shows you ...
Style: humorous, touching, feel good, semi serious, sexy ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family, adventure, boy, youth, escapades, mischievous children, coming of age, heroes, disorder, family relations, friends, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: 18th century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Elmo loves his fuzzy, blue blanket, and would never let anything happen to it. However, a tug-of-war with his friend Zoe sends his blanket to a faraway land, and Elmo in hot pursuit. Facing life without his cherished blanket, Elmo musters all of his ...
Style: humorous, feel good, sentimental, semi serious, sweet ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: rescue, puppet, family, adventure, friendship, disorder, friends, imaginary kingdom, heroic mission, fish out of water, escapades, misfit ...
Place: sesame street
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 7.3
 526
Peter Pan (2000)
Genre: Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Broadway musical adaptation of the fabled children's story.
Style: exciting, captivating, feel good, humorous, semi serious
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: pirate, adventurer, young heroes, adventure, heroes, good versus evil, friends, imaginary kingdom, adolescence vs adulthood, youth, escapades, rivalry ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: Sweden, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After her father's ship is carried off by a sudden storm, the spunky Pippi Longstocking is stranded with her horse, Alfonso,and her pet monkey, Mr. Neilson, and takes up residence in the old family home, which is thought by neighborhood ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, melancholic, light, talky ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, girls' night, teens
Plot: little girl, adventure, family relations, family, friendship, rescue, young heroes, superhuman powers, siblings relations, disorder, mischievous children, magic ...
Time: 80s
Place: florida, usa, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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 ⇓
82%
 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, serious, feel good, atmospheric, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: insomnia, mental institution, mirror, princess, adventure, magic, family, culture clash, hopes, escapades, young heroes, rivalry ...
Time: 1890s, 19th century, 80s, 20th century
Place: kansas, usa
⇓ 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, disorder, family relations, friends, animal life ...
Place: california, usa, san francisco, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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Peter Pan Live! (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Following in the footsteps of the phenomenally successful The Sound of Music LIVE! - which drew over 18 million viewers - comes this musical masterpiece that tells the beloved story of Peter Pan, the mischievous little boy who ran away to Neverland. ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, exciting, fairy tale, captivating
Audience: family outing, preschoolers
Plot: pirate, adventurer, good versus evil, friendship, heroes, young heroes, mischievous children, rivalry, youth, disorder, adolescence vs adulthood, escapades ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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Pufnstuf (1970)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Jimmy (Jack Wild) ventures to Living Island with his magical, talking flute, Freddy. Once there, he befriends many of the island's inhabitants, but the evil Witchiepoo (Billie Hayes) is determined to steal Freddy the flute away from the boy to ...
Style: semi serious, humorous
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: puppet, witch, magic, heroes, young heroes, adventure, youth, rivalry, escapades, getting home, family, imaginary kingdom ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: It's Schluufy's birthday, and the Oogieloves (Goobie, Zoozie and Toofie), along with their friends J. Edgar, Windy Window and Ruffy, are organizing a party. (Shh! It's a secret.) Everything is going along just perfectly until J. Edgar ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, sentimental, twists and turns, light ...
Audience: family outing, toddlers, kids
Plot: young heroes, escapades, friends, friendship, disorder, family, youth, balloon, birthday, puppet, adventure hero, obsessive quest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Mother Goose Rock 'n' Rhyme (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Set in the mythical world of Rhymeland, Gorden Goose returns home to discover that his mom has mysteriously vanished. Now the characters of Rhymeland are in danger of disappearing unless Mother Goose returns.
Style: exciting, semi serious, feel good, humorous, stylized
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: kidnapping, friends, mystery, family, escapades, adventure, heroes, missing person, r&b, imaginary kingdom, parents and children, disco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
FernGully: The Last Rainforest (1992)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: When a sprite named Crysta shrinks a human boy, Zak, down to her size, he vows to help the magical fairy folk stop a greedy logging company from destroying their home, the pristine rainforest known as FernGully. Zak and his new friends fight to ...
Style: touching, humorous, feel good, colourful, semi serious ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids, teens, girls' night
Plot: fairy, adventure, imaginary kingdom, good versus evil, contamination, environment, forest, toxic, magic, jungle, righting the wronged, fish out of water ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Halloweentown II: Kalabar's Revenge (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: The Cromwell clan live in the real world, except for their grandmother who lives in Halloweentown, a place where monsters go to escape reality. But now the son of the Cromwells' old enemy Kalabar has a plan to use the grandmother's book to ...
Style: semi serious, stylized, exciting, humorous, offbeat
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing, horror for children
Plot: witch, hereditary gift of witchcraft, warlock, magic, halloween, teenage witch, heroes, adventure, rivalry, family, supernatural, curses spells and rituals ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: An eccentric professor invents wacky machinery, but can't seem to make ends meet. When he invents a revolutionary car, a foreign government becomes interested in it, and resorts to skulduggery to get their hands on it.
Style: humorous, sentimental, feel good, semi serious, exciting ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, preschoolers, family outing, girls' night
Plot: kidnapping, toys, flying car, inventor, family, adventure, steampunk, young heroes, youth, odd couple, heroes, rescue ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, united kingdom, britain, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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, supernatural ability, best friends, child as adult, fish out of water, curses spells and rituals, wish come true ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Happily N'Ever After (2006)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Germany, Canada, UK, Australia, Japan
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An alliance of evil-doers, led by Frieda, looks to take over Fairy Tale Land. But when Ella realizes her stepmother is out to ruin her storybook existence, she takes a dramatic turn and blossoms into the leader of the resistance effort.
Style: fairy tale, humorous, not serious, feel good, parody ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, friendship, good versus evil, friends, cinderella story, heroes, disorder, love and romance, reluctant partners, save the day, rivalry, wizards ...
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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 ⇓
70%
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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 ⇓
70%
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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 ⇓
70%
Tommy Tricker and the Stamp Traveller (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When the joker Tommy Tricker plays some practical jokes on some of his friends, his best friend Ralph, a stamp collector, discovers the secret of "stamp travel" to make him travel around the world on a stamp to bring back the mysterious ...
Style: semi serious, touching, feel good, humorous
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: friends, family relations, disorder, young heroes, mischievous children, misfit, getting home, heroes, family, pirate, youth, rescue ...
Place: australia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: good versus evil, time travel, adventure, child protagonist, heroic mission, wizards and magicians, battles, escapades, mischievous children, legends and myths, curses spells and rituals, magic ...
Time: middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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 ⇓
68%
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Barney's Great Adventure (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Mom and dad dump son Cody, daughter Abby, her best friend Marcella and a baby on the farm with Grandpa and Grandma. Purple dinosaur Barney soon appears to entertain kids, and when a large colorful egg deposited on a farm by a shooting star is ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, sexy, sweet ...
Audience: kids, toddlers, family outing
Plot: adventure, family, chase, countryside, fish out of water, friendship, imaginary kingdom, disorder, friends, misfit, young heroes, heroes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Finian's Rainbow (1968)
Genre: Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: An Irishman, Finian, and his daughter Sharon, arrive in Rainbow Valley, a Southern town of tobacco sharecroppers in the state of Missitucky. The town has its own resident dreamer, Woody, who thinks that he might be able to put the town on the map by ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, stylized, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: racism, desire, gold, deaf mute, gnome, father daughter relationship, small town, mysterious character, hopes, love and romance, society, pretense ...
Time: 70s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Five Children and It (2004)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: France, UK, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A Psammead is 'It', an ancient, irritable, ugly sand fairy, which five children find one day in a gravel pit. As a reward for finding him, It grants the children one wish a day, the results of which will last until sunset.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, entertaining, gothic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: wish fulfillment, adventure, young heroes, heroes, mischievous children, youth, disorder, supernatural, rivalry, fish out of water, parents and children, misfit ...
Time: year 1917, 1910s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 ...
Style: fairy tale, feel good, humorous, semi serious, funny ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: magic, fairy godmother, family, rivalry, down on your luck, supernatural ability, wish come true, parents and children, mischievous children, father daughter relationship, family relations, heroes ...
Place: nebraska, new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Santa Buddies (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When Puppy Paws (the fun-loving son of Santa Paws) gets bored, he finds Budderball on Santa's naughty list and figures he's just the dog to show him how to be an ordinary pup. When the magical Christmas Icicle starts to melt however, and ...
Style: feel good, sweet, fairy tale, light, touching ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: christmas, dog, santa claus, adventure, save the day, hopes, holiday, pets, owner dog relationship, happy ending, christmas present, best friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure (2009)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A blue harvest moon will rise, allowing the fairies to use a precious moonstone to restore the Pixie Dust Tree, the source of all their magic. But when Tinker Bell accidentally puts all of Pixie Hollow in jeopardy, she must venture out across the ...
Style: fairy tale, semi serious, humorous, feel good, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: fairy, friendship, imaginary kingdom, mischievous children, adventure, siblings relations, family, heroes, pirate, young heroes, escapades, family relations ...
Time: 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 ⇓
67%