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7 Faces of Dr. Lao (1964)
Genre: Fantasy, Mystery, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An old Chinese man rides into the town of Abalone, Arizona and changes it forever, as the citizens see themselves reflected in the mirror of Lao's mysterious circus of mythical beasts.
Style: surreal, feel good, semi serious, offbeat, exciting
Audience: family outing
Plot: circus, magic, small town, mysterious character, superhuman powers, adventure, yeti, chinese man, ancient mystery, family, rescue, save the day, heroic mission, small town life, wizards and magicians, good versus evil, heroes, imaginary, rivalry, social relations, supernatural, secret identity, supernatural ability, young heroes, journalism ...
Place: arizona, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out semi serious, exciting, humorous and stylized films with plots about rivalry, family, heroes, adventure, imaginary, escapades and wizards and magicians mostly in Fantasy, Family and Adventure genres. Some movies like 7 Faces of Dr. Lao: The Wonders of Aladdin (1961), The Mysterious Stranger (1982), Return to Oz (1985), Adventure Scouts (2010), Durango Kids (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Mystical Adventures of Billy Owens (2008)
Genre: Fantasy
Country: Canada
Duration: 80 min.
Story: When Billy turns 11 on November 11 he realises he is no ordinary boy.
Style: semi serious, exciting
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: small town, young heroes, adventure, wizards and magicians, good versus evil, family, escapades, imaginary, youth, legends and myths, small town life, danger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Wonders of Aladdin (1961)
Genre: Fantasy
Country: France, Italy, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Young Aladdin (Donald O'Connor) has a series of wild adventures after he discovers a magic lamp containing a genie (Vittorio De Sica).
Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: genie, adventure, young heroes, curses spells and rituals, wish come true, danger, family, escapades, heroes, imaginary, love and romance, good versus evil ...
Place: middle east, dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
The Mysterious Stranger (1982)
Genre: Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: West Germany, Austria, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The film version of the same-titled book by Mark Twain. A young printer's apprentice imagines himself back in the days of Guttenberg, helping him to print the Bible. The next thing he knows he has conjured up a young spirit from the future who ...
Style: stylized, semi serious, exciting
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: printer, mysterious character, curses spells and rituals, spirit, time travel, adventure, palaces castles and temples, escapades, family, imaginary, superhuman powers, wizards and magicians ...
Time: 15th century
Place: missouri, austria, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 6.8
 22K
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: atmospheric, serious, exciting, feel good, offbeat ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: adventure, insomnia, supernatural ability, family, young heroes, wizard of oz, imaginary kingdom, danger, culture clash, escapades, hopes, imaginary ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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Lilly the Witch: The Journey to Mandolan (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Germany, Spain, Austria
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Lilli is traveling to India, to solve a mystery.
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: adventure, young heroes, daring rescue, good versus evil, family, curses spells and rituals, wizards and magicians, escapades, heroes, mystery, imaginary, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
Adventure Scouts (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A group of kids return from a camping trip to discover their town is being held captive by a gang of motorcycle-riding knuckleheads. Using only their scouting knowledge and camping equipment, the kids take down the gang members one by one.
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, exciting
Audience: family outing
Plot: small town, friendship, adventure, anti heroes, gang, family, young heroes, coming of age, good versus evil, heroes, rivalry, youth ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 5.1
 324
Durango Kids (1999)
Genre: Family, Fantasy, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Two of the town's youngest private detectives, Tim and his younger brother Nick, have the biggest case of their lives on their hands. A mysterious litle man leaves a suspicious package for the brothers to guard with their lives when, ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, suspenseful
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: time travel, adventure, young heroes, old west, rescue, treasure hunt, family, escapades, heroes, youth, mischievous children, criminal heroes ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 6.8
 29K
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: humorous, fairy tale, gothic, semi serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: mouse, hotel, adventure, witch, wizards and magicians, good versus evil, chocolate, young heroes, secret identity, supernatural, heroic mission, magic ...
Place: england, europe, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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 7.0
 3K
Purgatory (1999)
Genre: Fantasy, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An outlaw band flees a posse and rides into Refuge, a small town where no one carries a gun, drinks, or swears. The town is actually Purgatory, and the peaceful inhabitants are all famous dead outlaws and criminals such as Doc Holiday and Wild Bill ...
Style: serious, offbeat
Audience: boys' night
Plot: supernatural, small town, afterlife, bank, gang, on the run, old west, purgatory, vengeance, crimes, adventure, heroes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: mexico, arizona, texas, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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: semi serious, feel good, offbeat, stylized, awful ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: fantasy world, magic, book, good versus evil, adventure, family, small town, young heroes, friendship, flying, dragon, heroic mission ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
High Plains Drifter (1973)
Genre: Mystery, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A gunfighting stranger comes to the small settlement of Lago. After gunning down three gunmen who tried to kill him, the townsfolk decide to hire the Stranger to hold off three outlaws who are on their way.
Style: dark, stylized, cynical, bleak, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, small town, vengeance, outlaw, gunslinger, dwarf, drifter, mayor, lone wolves, mysterious character, desperation, heroes ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: arizona, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Harry, Ron and Hermione continue their quest to vanquish the evil Voldemort once and for all. Just as things begin to look hopeless for the young wizards, Harry discovers a trio of magical objects that endow him with powers to rival Voldemort's ...
Style: exciting, stylized, serious, atmospheric, scary
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: wizards and magicians, supernatural ability, chosen one, magical, friendship, young heroes, good versus evil, best friends, friends, curses spells and rituals, master villain, witch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1990s, 2010s, year 1998 ...
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 2.4
 513
Carnival Magic (1981)
Genre: Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A magician in a carnival--who actually can read minds and levitate people and objects--works with a superintelligent chimp named Alex, who can also talk. The magician and the chimp soon become the stars of the carnival, drawing in big crowds. ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: circus, chimpanzee, carnival, kidnapping, wizards and magicians, animal life, artists and showbiz, workplace, manipulations, save the day, confined, imaginary ...
Time: 80s
Place: india, north carolina, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.7
 23
Falcon Song (2014)
Genre: Family, Fantasy, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A drifter helps a rancher's granddaughter find her true calling.
Style: semi serious, sentimental, tense
Audience: family outing
Plot: self discovery, small town, hopes, small town life, farm, wizards and magicians, americana, imaginary, rivalry, social relations, secret movement, kitsch
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Arizona Raiders (1965)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Murphy plays an ex-Quantrill's Raider who's released from jail with buddy Cooper to be deputized as Arizona Rangers in order to hunt down the remnant of the gang, rumored to he hiding out in a town "neer dee border" in the words ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, old west, desert, fugitives, ranger, adventure, gang, small town, lone wolves, lovers on the run, uninhibited rivalry, vengeance ...
Place: arizona, tucson arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: humorous, serious, atmospheric, offbeat, stylized ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: legends and myths, wizards and magicians, supernatural, adventure, mummy, ancient mystery, palaces castles and temples, mystery, family, changing the past or future, apocalypse, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, semi serious, humorous, stylized ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: witch, wizards and magicians, chosen one, magical, school, supernatural ability, boarding school life, best friends, giant, curses spells and rituals, friendship, adventure ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, year 1992, year 1993
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, semi serious, stylized, feel good, offbeat ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: time travel, good versus evil, adventure, young heroes, palaces castles and temples, family, curses spells and rituals, heroic mission, legends and myths, danger, escapades, heroes ...
Time: middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Lilly the Witch The Dragon and the Magic Book (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany, Italy, Austria
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Lilly was a normal girl with a healthy sense of adventure. That is, until she finds a magical book, complete with a funny little dragon, "Hector". With the help of her new friend and the book, Lilly has the ability to time-travel and truly ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, kids
Plot: witch, master villain, young heroes, dragon, magic, curses spells and rituals, wizards and magicians, family, good versus evil, adventure, escapades, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, humorous, offbeat, stylized, exciting
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: magic, witch, warlock, halloween, danger, curses spells and rituals, family, adventure, wizards and magicians, religions or cults, escapades, heroes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Don't Look Under the Bed (1999)
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A girl calls on her brother's imaginary friend to banish a mischievous boogeyman who has framed her for his pranks.
Style: semi serious, scary
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: youth, teenage life, high school, prank, vandalism, family, mysterious character, young heroes, small town, legends and myths, kids in trouble, imaginary ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Second Time Around (1961)
Genre: Family, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In 1911, a widow with two children leaves New York City for territorial Arizona and becomes a ranch hand and later gets herself elected sheriff. A gambler and a rancher become rivals for her affections.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good
Audience: family outing
Plot: widow, vigilantism, single parent, farm, starting over, love triangle, family, gambling, criminal heroes, americana, crimes, love and romance ...
Time: 1910s
Place: arizona, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: serious, captivating, epic, exciting, fairy tale
Audience: family outing
Plot: imaginary kingdom, good versus evil, wizards and magicians, mermaid, master villain, adventure, palaces castles and temples, master warrior, curses spells and rituals, family, heroic mission, legends and myths ...
Time: middle ages
Place: russia, finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: exciting, twists and turns, stylized, serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: wizards and magicians, supernatural ability, friendship, good versus evil, boarding school life, magical, school, chosen one, young heroes, witch, family, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, year 1994, year 1993
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Dirt Bike Kid (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When his mother sends Jack off with money to buy groceries, he comes home with a magic supercharged dirt bike instead. His mother is furious, but when Jack uses the magic bike to save the local hot dog stand from the clutches of corrupt big ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: young heroes, adventure, save the day, kids and family, miraculous event, family relations, family, social relations, friends, heroic mission, teenage life, wizards and magicians ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Return to Halloweentown (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: As Halloweentown prepares to celebrate its 1,000th anniversary, Marnie Piper and her brother Dylan return to Witch University, where trouble is in session from the Sinister Sisters and from someone who's plotting to use Marnie's powers for ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, exciting
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: halloween, genie, college, witch, skeleton, magic, curses spells and rituals, university, danger, holiday, family, escapades ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.7
 162
The White Pony (1999)
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: Kyrgyzstan, Ireland, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The search for a mystical pony in Ireland.
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, offbeat
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: adventurer, mischievous children, family, magic, horse, adventure, village, pirate, countryside, young heroes, friendship, curses spells and rituals ...
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: exciting, stylized, serious, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: young heroes, wizards and magicians, chosen one, supernatural ability, magical, invisibility, best friends, adventure, witch, magic, teleportation, werewolf ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, year 1998
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983)
Genre: Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In a small American town, a diabolical circus arrives, granting wishes for the townsfolk, but twisted as only the esteemed Mr. Dark can make them. Can two young boys overcome the worst the devil himself can deal out?
Style: gothic, atmospheric, stylized, scary, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: good versus evil, witch, maze, small town, coming of age, boy, lightning, autumn, carnival, circus, sideshow, tarantula ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1930s
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Magic Sword (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The son of a sorceress, armed with weapons, armour and six magically summoned knights, goes on a quest to save a princess from a vengeful wizard.
Style: exciting, semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: magic, knight, princess, battle zone, master warrior, adventure, supernatural ability, palaces castles and temples, romance, young heroes, daring rescue, family ...
Place: dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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