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7 Faces of Dr. Lao (1964)
 7.3
 4K
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: feel good, surreal, semi serious, offbeat, exciting
Audience: family outing
Plot: circus, magic, small town, mysterious character, adventure, superhuman powers, yeti, chinese man, family, ancient mystery, 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 feel good films with plots about rivalry, family, imaginary, adventure, heroes, escapades and danger 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), Durango Kids (1999), Adventure Scouts (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: exciting, semi serious
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%
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: feel good, semi serious, 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 ⇓
88%
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: semi serious, humorous, 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 ⇓
87%
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: semi serious, stylized, exciting
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: printer, mysterious character, curses spells and rituals, spirit, adventure, time travel, family, palaces castles and temples, escapades, imaginary, superhuman powers, wizards and magicians ...
Time: 15th century
Place: missouri, austria, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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 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, kids
Plot: adventure, insomnia, supernatural ability, family, young heroes, wizard of oz, imaginary kingdom, danger, culture clash, escapades, hopes, imaginary ...
Time: 1890s, 19th century, 80s
Place: kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 5.2
 327
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, young heroes, adventure, old west, rescue, family, treasure hunt, escapades, heroes, youth, mischievous children, criminal heroes ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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: feel good, semi serious, 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 ⇓
63%
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: feel good, semi serious, humorous, exciting
Audience: family outing
Plot: small town, friendship, adventure, anti heroes, family, gang, young heroes, coming of age, good versus evil, heroes, rivalry, youth ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Movie in collections
 6.5
 27
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, hopes, small town, farm, small town life, wizards and magicians, americana, imaginary, rivalry, social relations, secret movement, kitsch
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, atmospheric, serious, 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, 20th century, year 1998, 1990s ...
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)
Genre: Adventure, 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, magic, witch, teleportation, werewolf ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1998, 1990s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.8
 31K
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, wizards and magicians, witch, good versus evil, chocolate, young heroes, secret identity, supernatural, heroic mission, magic ...
Time: 1990s
Place: england, europe, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: serious, humorous, atmospheric, offbeat, stylized ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: legends and myths, wizards and magicians, supernatural, adventure, ancient mystery, mystery, palaces castles and temples, family, curses spells and rituals, heroic mission, danger, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, social relations, family, friends, heroic mission, teenage life, wizards and magicians ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: scary, semi serious
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: high school, prank, youth, teenage life, vandalism, mysterious character, family, young heroes, small town, legends and myths, kids in trouble, imaginary ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ 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: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, stylized, exciting
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: warlock, witch, magic, halloween, danger, curses spells and rituals, family, adventure, wizards and magicians, religions or cults, escapades, heroes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.9
 4K
Twitches Too (2007)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Reunited witch twins Camryn and Alex adjust to their new life as supernatural beings while at the same time trying to maintain a normal existence in this sequel to the magical Disney Channel original movie Twitches. But they soon find themselves ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, exciting
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: witch, wizards and magicians, good versus evil, superhuman powers, family, siblings relations, curses spells and rituals, adventure, danger, imaginary, family relations, starting over ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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: offbeat, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, afterlife, supernatural, bank, gang, old west, on the run, purgatory, vengeance, crimes, adventure, heroes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: mexico, arizona, new mexico, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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 ⇓
50%
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, magic, skeleton, witch, curses spells and rituals, university, danger, holiday, escapades, family ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 2.3
 568
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: semi serious, humorous, exciting
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: circus, carnival, chimpanzee, 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 ⇓
48%
Jack the Giant Slayer (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The story of an ancient war that is reignited when a young farmhand unwittingly opens a gateway between our world and a fearsome race of giants. Unleashed on the Earth for the first time in centuries, the giants strive to reclaim the land they once ...
Style: stylized, exciting, captivating, enigmatic, light ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: imaginary kingdom, giant, adventure, youth, heroic mission, young heroes, save the princess, legends and myths, curses spells and rituals, princess, family, imaginary ...
Time: 18th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 ⇓
47%
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, magical, wizards and magicians, chosen one, school, supernatural ability, boarding school life, best friends, giant, curses spells and rituals, friendship, adventure ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1993, 1990s, year 1992
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 3.6
 578
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: semi serious, humorous, feel good, exciting
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: save the day, wish come true, family, heroes, hopes, imaginary, supernatural, disorder, supernatural ability, rescue, miraculous event, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Arabian Adventure (1979)
Genre: Fantasy, Adventure
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An evil caliph (Christopher Lee) offers his daughter’s hand in marriage to a prince if he can complete a perilous quest for a magical rose. Helped by a young boy and a magic carpet, Prince Hasan (Oliver Tobias), has to overcome genies, fire ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous
Audience: family outing
Plot: adventure, young heroes, good versus evil, curses spells and rituals, family, heroic mission, imaginary kingdom, parallel world, wish come true, danger, escapades, heroes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: epic, serious, captivating, exciting, fairy tale
Audience: family outing
Plot: imaginary kingdom, good versus evil, wizards and magicians, mermaid, palaces castles and temples, master villain, adventure, master warrior, curses spells and rituals, family, heroic mission, legends and myths ...
Time: middle ages
Place: russia, finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: semi serious, feel good, exciting
Audience: family outing, preschoolers
Plot: adventure, young heroes, imaginary kingdom, live performance, escapades, heroes, family, imaginary, rivalry, youth, adventurer, mischievous children ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: stylized, exciting, twists and turns, entertaining, suspense ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: wizards and magicians, supernatural ability, magical, friendship, good versus evil, young heroes, boarding school life, school, chosen one, witch, family, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1994, 1990s, year 1993
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.7
 163
The White Pony (1999)
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: Kyrgyzstan, Ireland, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The search for a mystical pony in Ireland.
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, offbeat
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: adventurer, mischievous children, family, horse, magic, village, pirate, adventure, young heroes, countryside, friendship, curses spells and rituals ...
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%