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The Ghost and Mr. Chicken (1966)
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The Ghost and Mr. Chicken (1966)
Original name: The Ghost & Mr. Chicken
Genre: Comedy, Family, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Luther Heggs aspires to being a reporter for his small town newspaper. He gets his big break when the editor asks him to spend the night at the Simmons mansion that, 20 years before, was the site of a now famous murder-suicide. Luther's account of his wild, ghost-ridden night in the house leads Simmons to sue for libel, but with the aid of his friend Kelsey they determines what exactly happened.
Style: scary, humorous, suspenseful, semi serious, surprise ending, funny, light, entertaining, inspirational, comic ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids
Plot: haunted house, courtroom, murder, newspaper, secret door, small town, crimes, ghost, investigation, small town life, media, deadly, disorder, nothing goes right, uncover truth, anniversary, mystery, trial, organ, martial arts, karate, male female relationship, villain, mannequin, reporter ...
Time: 60s, 20th century

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, realistic and clever films with plots about disorder, adaptation, dialogue, catastrophe, mentor, vengeance and storytelling mostly in Comedy, Mystery and Romance genres. Some movies like The Ghost and Mr. Chicken: Herbie Rides Again (1974), The Private Eyes (1980), The Reluctant Astronaut (1967), The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag (1992), Nadine (1987). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Herbie Rides Again (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The living Volkswagen Beetle helps an old lady protect her home from a corrupt developer.
Style: feel good, exciting, humorous, semi serious, surreal ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: chase, family, adventure, on the road, rescue, golden years, escapades, chases and races, fall in love, cons and scams, rivalry, danger ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Private Eyes (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Don Knotts and Tim Conway star in The Private Eyes, a 1980 comedy about two bumbling detectives solving a murder. It's an impressively incompetent affair. Every ancient joke falls with a muffled thud as Knotts and Conway ham their way through ...
Style: humorous, suspenseful, not serious, surprise ending, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, heiress, investigation, mystery, police investigation, supernatural, parody, chase, law enforcement, partners, deadly, heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: scotland, england, europe, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
The Reluctant Astronaut (1967)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Don Knotts is Roy Fleming, a small town kiddie-ride operator who is deathly afraid of heights. After learning that his father has signed him up for the space program, Roy reluctantly heads for Houston, only to find out upon arriving that his job is ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, offbeat, satirical, futuristic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: nasa, outer space, astronaut, space travel, adventure, underdog, danger, self discovery, americana, comedy of errors, save the world, mistaken identity ...
Time: future, 80s, 1960s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Betty Lou is a librarian in a very small town. Her husband is a police detective who takes her for granted. Betty Lou is the ultimate mouse. After a gangland figure is mysteriously murdered in town, Betty Lou finds the murder weapon, but can't ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, light, sexy ...
Plot: murder, librarian, small town, police investigation, crime, small town life, switching roles, witnessing a crime, crimes, mystery, manipulations, investigation ...
Time: 90s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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 5.5
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Nadine (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Hairdresser Nadine Hightower wants to retrieve the risqué photos she once posed for, but when she visits the photographer at his office, he's murdered by an intruder. Nadine talks her estranged husband, Vernon, into going along when she ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, entertaining, melancholic ...
Plot: murder, romance, crimes, dishonesty, on the run, hidden identity, dangerous attraction, witnessing a crime, cons and scams, nothing goes right, odd couple, murder mystery ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1954, 1950s, 1930s ...
Place: texas, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.7
 6K
Her Alibi (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A writer of BAD detective novels is in full writers' block. He pretends to be the alibi of a beautiful woman who was arrested for murder at first thinking her innocent, but as she shows more and more interesting abilities (such as knife ...
Style: sexy, feel good, semi serious, suspenseful, humorous ...
Plot: mystery, murder, romance, farce, who done it, investigation, romancing a suspect, danger, couples, deadly, comedy of errors, amateur detective ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Manchu Eagle Murder Caper Mystery (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Film noir parody with a private eye trying to solve the murder of his milkman.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, humorous, witty, not serious
Plot: investigation, parody, small town, murder, neo noir, social relations, danger, private detective, disorder, deadly, goofy hero, crime ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Haunted Mansion (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Workaholic Jim Evers and his wife/business partner, Sara get a call one night from mansion owner, Edward Gracey wants to sell his house. Once the Evers family arrive at the mansion a butler takes them to dine with Gracey. Gracey takes one look at ...
Style: gothic, humorous, not serious, entertaining, scary ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: haunted house, ghost, reincarnation, magic, supernatural, family vacation, workaholic, family relations, disorder, estate, curses spells and rituals, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Housebound (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Mystery
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When Kylie Bucknell is sentenced to home detention, she's forced to come to terms with her unsociable behaviour, her blabbering mother and a hostile spirit who seems less than happy about the new living arrangement.
Style: scary, dark humor, suspenseful, semi serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, plot twist, exploding head, woman in danger, parents and children, small town, supernatural, mystery, confined, family relations, family in danger, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Moon-Spinners (1964)
Genre: Family, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Argentina
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Young English girl Nikky and her aunt arrive at the Moon-Spinners, a hotel on Crete, to a less than enthusiastic welcome. The coolness of the owner is only out-done by the surliness of her brother Stratos, recently back from London. But then there ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: murder, teenage girl, emerald, adventure, island, hotel, espionage, false accusation, danger, woman in danger, frame up, heist ...
Time: 60s
Place: greece, ireland, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo (1977)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Herbie, the Volkswagen Beetle with a mind of its own, is racing in the Monte Carlo Rally. But thieves have hidden a cache of stolen diamonds in Herbie's gas tank, and are now trying to get them back.
Style: humorous, twists and turns, semi serious, exciting, feel good ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: car chase, family, chase, adventure, heist, espionage, undercover, daring rescue, chases and races, contests and competitions, love and romance, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, france, monte carlo, paris france, riviera
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Trial and Error (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An actor poses as a lawyer to help his sick friend, and problems develop.
Style: not serious, feel good, humorous, talky, light ...
Plot: courtroom, small town, lawyer, fish out of water, legal, mistaken identity, cons and scams, legal action, nothing goes right, goofy hero, comedy of errors, misfit ...
Time: 90s
Place: nevada, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 4.9
 389
Careless (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Wiley Roth finds a severed human finger in his kitchen one night. Understandably freaked out, in a search across Los Angeles that brings them in contact with psychics, ineffectual police, crooked taxidermists, mysterious neighbors who might be on ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, offbeat, realistic, dark humor
Plot: romance, disorder, partners, deadly, track down, investigation, riddles and clues, reluctant partners, mystery, inventions and discoveries, parents and children, nothing goes right ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Amos and Theodore, the two bumbling outlaw wannabes from The Apple Dumpling Gang, are back and trying to make it on their own. This time, the crazy duo gets involved in an army supply theft case -- and, of course, gets in lots of comic trouble along ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: family, crimes, goofy hero, friends, heist, gang, orphan, rivalry, bank, partners, heroes, disorder ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Look Who's Talking Now (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When Samantha LeBon hatches a scheme to spend a romantic Christmas with her new employee -- the unsuspecting, blithesome James -- his wife, their kids and their two dogs, Rocks and Daphne, must rescue him before he makes a terrible mistake.
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, feel good, sentimental ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: dog, family, puppy, parents and children, pets, disorder, family life, animal life, heroes, power relations, family relations, love and romance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: london, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.2
 518
Lonely Street (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Bubba Mabry, a gullible private detective, becomes the prime suspect in a tabloid reporter's murder after being hired to snoop on him by a mysterious celebrity.
Style: humorous, semi serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: private detective, murder, investigation, uncover truth, goofy hero, who done it, dishonesty, journalism, media, amateur detective, disorder, celebrity culture ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Return to Mayberry (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After being away for awhile, Andy Taylor returns home to Mayberry to visit Opie, now an expectant father. While there he ends up helping Barney Fife mount a campaign for sheriff.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: homecoming, small town, small town life, americana, golden years, reunion, family relations, social relations, friends, election, wedding, clown ...
Time: 80s
Place: north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.4
 761
Plain Clothes (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: To prove his brother's innocence, undercover officer Nick enrolls in high school again, dealing with crushes, bullies, humiliations, popularity swings, and quirky teachers and staff to find the real murderer.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: murder, high school, undercover, undercover cop, disorder, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, teenage life, youth, police investigation, high school life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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They Might Be Giants (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: They Might be Giants chronicles the adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson in modern-day New York City. The fact that Sherlock Holmes is a psychotic paranoid and Dr. Watson is a female psychiatrist fascinated by his case is almost beside the ...
Style: dark humor, realistic, offbeat, suspenseful, humorous ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: mental illness, delusion, sherlock holmes, amateur detective, investigation, obsessive quest, dishonesty, power relations, doctors and patients, crimes, love and romance, mystery ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.9
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Nancy Drew (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Family, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Intrepid teenage private eye Nancy Drew heads to Tinseltown with her father to investigate the unsolved murder of a movie star in this old-fashioned whodunit based on Carolyn Keene's popular series of books for young adults. But can the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, light, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, teens, pre-teens, teen comedy, chick flick
Plot: amateur detective, riddles and clues, chase, single parent, investigation, who done it, disorder, young heroes, family relations, private detective, danger, hollywood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1930s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Beethoven's 2nd (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Beethoven is back -- and this time, he has a whole brood with him now that he's met his canine match, Missy, and fathered a family. The only problem is that Missy's owner, Regina, wants to sell the puppies and tear the clan apart. ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers, chick flick
Plot: pets, dog, rescue, puppy, family, adventure, nothing goes right, parents and children, save the day, fall in love, siblings relations, danger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, montana, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
A Shot in the Dark (1964)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A Shot in the Dark is the second and more successful film from the Pink Panther film series where both animated and real life sequences are mixed. A cult classic from Blake Edwards based on the play L’Idiot by Marcel Achard and Harry Kurnitz.
Style: humorous, witty, exciting, realistic, not serious ...
Plot: murder, farce, investigation, maid, butler, who done it, mystery, crime, disorder, superior, lovers on the run, goofy hero ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.6
 13K
Drowning Mona (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The recently deceased Mona Dearly (Bette Midler) was many things: an abusive wife, a domineering mother, a loud-mouthed neighbor and a violent malcontent. So when her car and corpse are discovered in the Hudson River, police Chief Wyatt Rash (Danny ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, clever, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: murder, investigation, small town, suspect, dysfunctional, suspicion, dysfunctional family, death, social relations, family relations, suburbs, goofy hero ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Phantom of the Megaplex (2000)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Family, Mystery
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A young man working at a cinema on a special premiere night, finds that the films being shown are full of strange and eerie occurrences.
Style: humorous, suspenseful, semi serious, surprise ending
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: ghost, young heroes, boss and employee, mystery, mysterious character, family, nothing goes right, siblings relations, heroes, disorder, teenage life, workplace situations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Seems Like Old Times (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Writer Nick Gardenia is kidnapped from his California cliffhouse and forced to rob a bank. Now a fugitive, he seeks help from his ex, Glenda. She is a public defender remarried to a prosecutor, and we get a houseful of hijinks.
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: farce, dog, romance, fugitives, crimes, couple relations, chases and races, legal action, unlikely criminals, love and romance, nothing goes right, couples ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe? (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Crime
Country: West Germany, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Mystery abounds when it is discovered that, one by one, the greatest Chefs in Europe are being killed. The intriguing part of the murders is that each chef is killed in the same manner that their own special dish is prepared in. Food critics and the ...
Style: suspenseful, humorous, semi serious, feel good, offbeat ...
Plot: murder, mystery, serial killer, crimes, crime, goofy hero, cooking and food, deadly, disorder, race against time, investigation, farce ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.7
 76K
Scoop (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An American journalism student in London scoops a big story, and begins an affair with an aristocrat as the incident unfurls.
Style: humorous, semi serious, buddy comedy, melancholic, talky ...
Audience: date night
Plot: investigation, journalist, serial killer, student, mystery, uncover truth, danger, deadly, dangerous attraction, suspicion of murder, magic, murder investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.7
 18K
High Anxiety (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Dr. Richard Thorndyke arrives as new administrator of the Psychoneurotic Institute for the Very, VERY Nervous to discover some suspicious goings-on. When he's framed for murder, Dr. Thorndyke must confront his own psychiatric condition, ...
Style: suspenseful, clever, humorous, witty, realistic ...
Plot: parody, murder, phone sex, false accusation, frame up, heroes, dishonesty, disorder, mental illness, mental institution, love and romance, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Notorious Landlady (1962)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: An American junior diplomat in London rents a house from, and falls in love with, a woman suspected of murder.
Style: realistic, mind bending, humorous, semi serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: landlady, attempted murder, diplomat, crimes, legal action, riddles and clues, who done it, uncover truth, mystery, legal, false accusation, heist ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.6
 3K
5 Card Stud (1968)
Genre: Mystery, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The players in an ongoing poker game are being mysteriously killed off, one by one.
Style: suspenseful, rough, tense, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, small town, poker, cheating at cards, vengeance, police investigation, mystery, gambling, protagonist as suspect, chases and races, crimes, who done it ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa, colorado, denver colorado, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%