Movies like Maxie

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Maxie (1985)
 5.4
 1K
Maxie (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When Nick and Jan move into their new apartment in San Francisco, the batty landlady upstairs tells them about a girl who used to live there in the 20's: a brash young party girl named Maxie, who died in a car crash the morning before her big audition for a Hollywood studio. The trouble is, Maxie, or rather her ghost, hasn't left the house. Worse, she can take over Jan's body. And the only way she's going to leave is if she gets that audition.
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, light, offbeat
Audience: date night
Plot: ghost, love triangle, reincarnation, supernatural, true love, afterlife, love affair, disorder, fish out of water, tragic hero, lifestyle, husband wife relationship, exorcism, temptation, supernatural romance, gangsters, misfit, love and romance, artists and showbiz, couples, musician's life, master villain, silly humor, body swapping, dog ...
Time: 1920s, 20s
Place: san francisco, usa, california

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Most similar movies to Maxie

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, feel good and light films with plots about supernatural, love and romance, afterlife, disorder, romance, couples and supernatural romance mostly in Comedy, Fantasy and Romance genres. Some movies like Maxie: Kiss Me Goodbye (1982), Down to Earth (2001), Chasuke's Journey (2015), High Spirits (1988), It All Came True (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Kiss Me Goodbye (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Not until three years after the death of her husband Jolly, Kay dares to move back into their former home, persuaded by her new fiancée Rupert. But soon her worst expectations come true, when not only her old memories haunt her, but also ...
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, semi serious
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: ghost, romance, love triangle, afterlife, wedding, couple relations, impossible love, true love, looking for love, fall in love, supernatural romance, supernatural ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 5.5
 23K
Down to Earth (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Germany, Canada, Australia, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: After dying before his time, an aspiring comic gets a second shot at life... by being reincarnated as a wealthy but un-likable businessman.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, funny, melancholic ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: reincarnation, mistaken identity, afterlife, supernatural, disorder, couple relations, fall in love, fish out of water, back from the dead, millionaire, body swapping, supernatural romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york, new zealand, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
Chasuke's Journey (2015)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Things are hectic in heaven. Dozens of scribes sit before a long scroll incessantly scribbling away. They are composing the biographies of earth-dwellers. What is invented by the men in heaven is lived out below. And their employer, God, is ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, captivating, offbeat
Plot: fish out of water, impossible love, fall in love, supernatural romance, destiny, supernatural, love and romance, disorder, misfit, afterlife, love story, angel ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 5.8
 9K
High Spirits (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When Peter Plunkett's Irish castle turned hotel is about to be repossesed, he decides to spice up the attraction a bit for the 'Yanks' by having his staff pretend to haunt the castle. The trouble begins when a busload of American ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, entertaining, funny ...
Plot: supernatural, ghost, romance, castle, disorder, fall in love, haunted house, supernatural romance, cons and scams, love and romance, palaces castles and temples, spirit ...
Time: 1930s, 80s, 18th century
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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It All Came True (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A bachelor afraid of marriage angers his long-time girlfriend by buying a splendid townhouse just for himself, only to find it haunted by the ghosts of a famous theatrical couple, who teach him about love and commitment. The film was later ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, talky, clever
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: true love, ghost, haunted house, couple relations, looking for love, romance, love and romance, opposites attract, fall in love, haunted by the past, family relations, unlikely couple ...
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Date with an Angel (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Aspiring composer Jim Sanders is engaged to spoiled rich girl Patty. But the morning after his bachelor party, Jim wakes up to discover a beautiful, broken-winged angel in his pool. When everyone finds out about his heavenly houseguest, Jim must ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, offbeat, romantic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: odd couple, fish out of water, romance, love and romance, unfulfillment, rescue, misfit, supernatural, disorder, couples, couple relations, love affair ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 5.8
 9K
Switch (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Steve Brooks, a sexist womanizer, is killed by a group of his angry former lovers. In heaven, he makes a bargain with God for redemption and agrees to return to Earth. Once there, he must have a sincere relationship with a female and make her fall ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, satirical, inspirational, sex comedy ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: body swapping, reincarnation, switching roles, womanizer, fish out of water, murder, gender, redemption, gender bending, afterlife, partners, disorder ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Heaven Can Wait (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Joe Pendleton is a quarterback preparing to lead his team to the superbowl when he is almost killed in an accident. An overanxious angel plucks him to heaven only to discover that he wasn't ready to die, and that his body has been cremated. A ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, witty, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, family outing
Plot: angel, reincarnation, afterlife, sport, disorder, life turned upside down, fish out of water, love affair, love and romance, supernatural, hidden identity, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1930s, 60s, 1960s
Place: los angeles, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Over Her Dead Body (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After his fiancée, Kate, dies in an accident on their wedding day, veterinarian Henry grows depressed. To help him move on, his sister has him visit psychic Ashley and gives her Kate's diary. Ashley uses the journal's details to ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, light, funny ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: afterlife, ghost, psychic, love triangle, romance, haunted by the past, impossible love, opposites attract, fall in love, looking for love, supernatural romance, wedding ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Goodbye Charlie (1964)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Shot by a jealous husband, Charley falls out a porthole and is lost at sea only to find himself returned as an attractive blond woman. His best friend is staying at his house as he puts Charlie's affairs in order and after being convinced, ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, surprise ending
Audience: date night
Plot: switching roles, reincarnation, body swapping, rivalry, love and romance, womanizer, human host, infidelity, supernatural romance, wooing, fish out of water, vengeance ...
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Brazil
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In a small city of Brazil, Flor (a very good looking woman) marries Vadinho, a very handsome and erotic man. Once married she finds he is a good-for-nothing. She works teaching cooking to her neighbours but he takes all her money to gamble. One day ...
Style: semi serious, erotic, sexy, humorous, sexual
Audience: date night
Plot: ghost, gambling, cooking and food, small town, love triangle, world, sexual relations, afterlife, death in the family, couple relations, supernatural romance, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Place: brazil, latin america, northeast brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 4.8
 71K
Bewitched (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Thinking he can overshadow an unknown actress in the part, an egocentric actor unknowingly gets a witch cast in an upcoming television remake of the classic show "Bewitched".
Style: feel good, humorous, witty, light, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: witch, wizards and magicians, supernatural romance, fall in love, curses spells and rituals, tv show, magic, mind control, supernatural, disorder, romance, fish out of water ...
Time: 2000s
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.5
 12K
Chances Are (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Louie Jeffries is happily married to Corinne. On their first anniversary, Louie is killed crossing the road. Louie is reincarnated as Alex Finch, and twenty years later, fate brings Alex and Louie's daughter, Miranda, together. It's not ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: reincarnation, afterlife, ghost, dysfunctional family, heaven, romance, destiny, unlikely couple, resurrection, fall in love, couple relations, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 80s
Place: usa, washington d.c., cleveland ohio, yale university
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Made in Heaven (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A romantic, occasionally funny, drama about two souls who consummate their marriage literally in "Heaven". Mike Shea, in his first life dies as a young man performing a heroic rescue. Shortly after arriving in "Heaven" he meets a ...
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, whimsical, fairy tale ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: reincarnation, afterlife, heaven, fall in love, romance, destiny, love and romance, hopes, couples, imaginary, couple relations, fish out of water ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, california, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.3
 3K
Hello Again (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Lucy Chadman (Shelley Long) chokes to death and is resurrected by her loopy sister Zelda (Judith Ivey) on the one year anniversary of her death. Lucy, of course, does not believe she has actually been dead and thinks it is an elaborate hoax until ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, offbeat, witty ...
Audience: family outing, date night, teens
Plot: supernatural, zombie, fish out of water, curses spells and rituals, impossible love, parents and children, unlikely couple, romance, supernatural ability, ghost, misfit, danger ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Undead (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Julian Marsh is an out of work ladies' man who lands a job directing a bizarre adaptation of Hamlet. After casting his best friend and his ex-girlfriend in the show, Julian finds himself in the middle of a two thousand year old conspiracy that ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, entertaining, clever ...
Audience: date night
Plot: vampire, holy grail, love triangle, dangerous attraction, supernatural romance, disorder, theater, curses spells and rituals, supernatural, nothing goes right, danger, wooing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Deal of a Lifetime (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The agent for the Devil takes the soul of a high school sophomore in exchange for a date with the most popular girl on campus.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, light
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: deal with the devil, lifestyle, disorder, fish out of water, youth, hopes, love and romance, wish come true, high school, social misfits, misfit, follow your dream ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.7
 18K
All of Me (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Just before stubborn millionaire Edwina Cutwater dies, she asks her uptight lawyer, Roger Cobb to amend her will so that her soul will pass to the young, vibrant Terry Hoskins – but the spiritual transference goes awry. Edwina enters Roger's ...
Style: humorous, feel good, funny, light, clever ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: reincarnation, soul transference, body swapping, battle of the sexes, fish out of water, switching roles, disorder, afterlife, nothing goes right, gender, guru, womanizer ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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When Good Ghouls Go Bad (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Family
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In October of 1981, Curtis Danko, the creepy kid from the small town of Walker Falls, was killed in a mysterious accident. He left behind a warning to the town: "If you ever have another Halloween again, I will return and destroy you all!" ...
Style: feel good, humorous, captivating, light, scary ...
Audience: horror for children, family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: halloween, afterlife, ghost, small town, supernatural, mischievous children, disorder, danger, curses spells and rituals, back from the dead, heroic mission, adventure ...
Place: usa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
One Hell of a Guy (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When the Devil's favourite demon, Nick (Rob Lowe), is sent to corrupt the soul of Cassie Springer (Alexandra Powers), the last thing he expected was to fall in love. But Cassie's purity was enough to save the town of Fairfield from the ...
Style: semi serious, humorous
Audience: date night
Plot: disorder, couples, love and romance, opposites attract, romance, supernatural, fall in love, supernatural romance, strong female character, strong female lead, coffee shop, reincarnation ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.5
 278K
Beetlejuice (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Thanks to an untimely demise via drowning, a young couple end up as poltergeists in their New England farmhouse, where they fail to meet the challenge of scaring away the insufferable new owners, who want to make drastic changes. In desperation, the ...
Style: gothic, witty, surreal, offbeat, humorous ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: afterlife, ghost, surrealism, dark humor, supernatural, goth, haunted house, possession, teenage girl, psychic, heaven and hell, life after death ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new england, usa, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Prelude to a Kiss (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A couple fall in love despite the girl's pessimistic outlook. As they struggle to come to terms with their relationship, something supernatural happens that tests it.
Style: sentimental, feel good, sweet, emotional, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: body swapping, romance, afterlife, switching bodies, terminal illness, supernatural, destiny, aging, couple relations, opposites attract, ghost, couples ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Oh, God! You Devil (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: George Burns is back as God, but oops, here he is as Satan, too. A young rock star is ready to sell his soul to Satan, and Satan is all too happy to oblige. Oops! Seems the fellow was watched over by God as a baby, so now the almighty and his ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, unusual plot structure, cult film ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: deal with the devil, rivalry, switching roles, miraculous event, artists and showbiz, hopes, supernatural, musician's life, imaginary, religions or cults, disorder, god ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Mannequin: On the Move (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Although Jason works as a department store clerk, he is also a reincarnated prince. Long ago, his beloved Jessie was snatched away from him by an evil wizard who used his powers to transform her into wooden statue. Now Jessie is in Jason's ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good
Audience: date night
Plot: time travel, fish out of water, reincarnation, ghost, mannequin, sword fight, department store, prince, supernatural romance, supernatural, imaginary, love and romance ...
Time: middle ages, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 4.4
 8K
Ghost Dad (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Elliot Hopper is a widower with three children, he is currently working on a deal. It seems like his wife illness was very costly and this deal could put them out of the red. However he gets into a cab that is driven by a maniac, and Elliot crashes ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, entertaining, cult film ...
Audience: girls' night, kids
Plot: afterlife, ghost, laboratory, supernatural, parents and children, family life, parent child relationship, death, single father, scientist, happy ending, justice ...
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 4.5
 606
Living Will... (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Will's best friend and roommate Belcher, (Ryan Dunn) a party bum slacker, returns from the dead as a cocky, mischievous, and perverted ghost. He soon discovers his cousin, Krista, has shacked up and moved in with his best friend, Will. Belcher ...
Style: humorous, not serious, entertaining, captivating, light
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, buddies, silly humor, imaginary, friends, supernatural, afterlife, couples, rivalry, friendship, profanity, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Just Like Heaven (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Shortly after David Abbott moves into his new San Francisco digs, he has an unwelcome visitor on his hands: winsome Elizabeth Martinson, who asserts that the apartment is hers -- and promptly vanishes. When she starts appearing and disappearing at ...
Style: romantic, humorous, sentimental, not serious, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens, date night
Plot: ghost, supernatural romance, unlikely couple, psychic, initially antagonists, impossible love, afterlife, waking up from a coma, opposites attract, coma, romance, workaholic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 2.6
 497
Quigley (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: William Byron Hillman's family comedy Quigley stars Gary Busey as a cold-hearted billionaire. Early in the film he dies. After dying, he learns that he will only get into heaven if he learns lessons about compassion and selflessness. In order ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, offbeat
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: reincarnation, disorder, family relations, redemption, family life, hidden identity, custody, odd couple, dealing with death, animal life, uninhibited rivalry, supernatural ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.0
 862
Wings of Fame (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A famous movie actor claims that he has written a book. As result, a real author, not a very well known writer, vengefully kills him but then dies as a result of an accident. Next, they both find themselves in after-life, where souls of all famous ...
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious
Plot: afterlife, hotel, artists and showbiz, disorder, satire, actor's life, deadly, assassination, supernatural, misfit, love and romance, stalking ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Defending Your Life (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In an afterlife resembling the present-day US, people must prove their worth by showing in court how they have demonstrated courage.
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, melancholic, light ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: afterlife, heaven, destiny, romance, fall in love, starting over, hopes, supernatural, couple relations, imaginary, life & death, death ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%