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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, semi serious, suspenseful, surprise ending, funny, light, entertaining, inspirational, comic ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids
Plot: haunted house, courtroom, murder, newspaper, secret door, small town, ghost, investigation, mystery, trial, organ, nothing goes right, crimes, media, uncover truth, small town life, deadly, disorder, anniversary, martial arts, karate, male female relationship, villain, mannequin, reporter ...
Time: 20th century, 60s

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Most similar movies to The Ghost and Mr. Chicken

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, entertaining and melancholic films with plots about dialogue, catastrophe, mentor, culture clash, runaway, storytelling and adaptation mostly in Comedy, Romance and Mystery 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: semi serious, humorous, feel good, exciting, surreal ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: chase, adventure, family, skyscraper, on the road, rescue, shopping mall, chases and races, dishonesty, disorder, fall in love, golden years ...
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, not serious, suspenseful, surprise ending, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, heiress, police investigation, mystery, parody, investigation, amateur detective, goofy hero, supernatural, chase, misfit partners, partners against crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: scotland, england, europe, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, satirical, futuristic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: outer space, nasa, astronaut, space travel, adventure, comedy of errors, save the world, sitcom, small town, amusement park, space wars, underdog ...
Time: future, 80s, 1960s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, semi serious, realistic, light, sexy ...
Plot: murder, librarian, small town, crime, amateur detective, witnessing a crime, police investigation, investigation, mystery, manipulations, switching roles, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Movie in collections
 5.5
 4K
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sexy, melancholic ...
Plot: murder, on the run, screwball, verbal byplay, nothing goes right, romance, fugitives, crime, hidden identity, odd couple, witnessing a crime, track down ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1954, 1950s, 1930s ...
Place: texas, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 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, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: murder, mystery, farce, romance, comedy of errors, dangerous attraction, crime, crimes, amateur detective, investigation, who done it, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: twists and turns, feel good, semi serious, humorous, offbeat ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: car chase, chase, family, adventure, contests and competitions, car race, race against time, save the day, frame up, chases and races, dishonesty, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, france, riviera, monte carlo, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, magic, supernatural, reincarnation, family vacation, family, family relations, disorder, estate, workaholic, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Movie in collections
 6.8
 30K
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, small town, parents and children, supernatural, mystery, ghost, garden shears, superstition, security guard ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: stylized, suspenseful, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: murder, emerald, teenage girl, adventure, island, hotel, amateur detective, espionage, secret agents, track down, false accusation, frame up ...
Time: 60s
Place: greece, ireland, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, feel good, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: family, crimes, bank, heroes, disorder, gang, goofy hero, orphan, going straight, heist, family life, partners ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: not serious, humorous, suspenseful, realistic, witty
Plot: small town, investigation, parody, murder, mystery, crimes, deadly, neo noir, goofy hero, private detective, crime, small town life ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: humorous, feel good, not serious, realistic, witty ...
Plot: courtroom, lawyer, small town, legal action, comedy of errors, actor, mistaken identity, nothing goes right, fish out of water, dishonesty, legal, disorder ...
Time: 90s
Place: nevada, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, feel good, semi serious, witty, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: family, dog, puppy, parents and children, family life, sibling relationship, escapades, family relations, pets, save the day, animal life, nothing goes right ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: london, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: feel good, semi serious, humorous, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids, pre-teens, chick flick
Plot: pets, rescue, puppy, family, adventure, resort, save the day, animal life, dog movie, heroes, family relations, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: montana, usa, san francisco
⇓ 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: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: small town, small town life, family relations, social relations, friends, golden years, homecoming, reunion, americana, sheriff, wedding, election ...
Time: 80s
Place: north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, semi serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: mental illness, sherlock holmes, delusion, amateur detective, adventure, doctors and patients, psychiatry, mystery, investigation, obsessive quest, fall in love, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, nothing goes right, unlikely criminals, bank robber, love triangle, chases and races, crimes, dishonesty, legal, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Movie in collections
 5.9
 1K
Gus (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The California Atoms are in last place with no hope of moving up. But by switching the mule from team mascot to team member, (He can kick 100 yard field goals!) they start winning, and move up in the rankings, Hurrah! The competition isn't so ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: sport, family, contests and competitions, sport team, animal life, ambition, rivalry, underdog, athlete and trainer, against the odds, hopes, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.9
 9K
Legal Eagles (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: District Attorney Tom Logan is set for higher office, at least until he becomes involved with defence lawyer Laura Kelly and her unpredictable client Chelsea Deardon. It seems the least of Chelsea's crimes is the theft of a very valuable ...
Style: clever, humorous, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: lawyer, courtroom, romance, crime, dedicated lawyer, legal action, court case, opposites attract, cons and scams, crimes, danger, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.1
 105K
Casper (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Furious that her late father only willed her his gloomy-looking mansion rather than his millions, Carrigan Crittenden is ready to burn the place to the ground when she discovers a map to a treasure hidden in the house. But when she enters the ...
Style: feel good, humorous, sweet, light, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, friendship, afterlife, supernatural, family, danger, friends, halloween, mischievous children, palaces castles and temples, friends who live together ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: new england, usa, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: semi serious, humorous, suspenseful, surprise ending
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: ghost, boss and employee, nothing goes right, family, youth, mystery, disorder, mysterious character, young heroes, siblings relations, teenage life, workplace situations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.9
 18K
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, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, teens, teen comedy, chick flick
Plot: amateur detective, chase, investigation, young heroes, hollywood, riddles and clues, danger, private detective, single parent, who done it, family relations, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1930s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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The Shakiest Gun in the West (1968)
Genre: Comedy, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Jesse W. Haywood (Don Knotts) graduates from dental school in Philadelphia in 1870 and goes west to become a frontier dentist. Penelope "Bad Penny" Cushing (Barbara Rhoades) is offered a pardon if she will track down a ring of gun ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, exciting, funny ...
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: cowgirl, horse, covered wagon, stagecoach, native american, kidnapping, dentist, anti heroes, on the road, old west, crimes, goofy hero ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: philadelphia, usa, texas, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 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, dark humor, humorous, realistic, offbeat
Plot: amateur detective, romance, reluctant partners, mystery, unlikely criminals, investigation, nothing goes right, stalking, obsession, murder, riddles and clues, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, not serious, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: farce, murder, investigation, who done it, crime, mystery, butler, maid, goofy hero, suspicion of murder, parody, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.7
 3K
Clean Slate (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Pogue is a private eye with a problem: every morning when he wakes up, he has total amnesia, waking up with a 'blank slate'. Since he is in the middle of a hot investigation and has a developing romance, this is less than convenient.
Style: humorous, semi serious, funny, surreal, entertaining ...
Plot: private detective, mystery, nothing goes right, gangsters, on the run, memory loss, crimes, dishonesty, disorder, goofy hero, down on your luck, chases and races ...
Time: 90s
Place: venice beach california, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 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, clever, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: investigation, murder, small town, suspect, suspicion, dysfunctional, dysfunctional family, death, crime, accident, mystery, suburbs ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation (1962)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: James Stewart and Maureen O'Hara star as Roger and Peggy Hobbs, a St. Louis couple with a large brood who desire a seaside vacation. Renting a cottage by the ocean is just the first step in a summer fraught with disasters, including a couch ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, light ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: beach, summer vacation, house, sailing, dancing, family vacation, nothing goes right, parents and children, family gatherings, couples, family relations, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1930s
Place: california, alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Radioland Murders (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Musical, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: In 1939, WBN, a fourth radio network, is about to take to America's airwaves. As if the confusion of the premiere night wasn't enough, Penny Henderson, the owner's secretary, must deal with an unhappy sponsor, an overbearing boss and ...
Style: humorous, stylized, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: radio, murder, director, radio station, mystery, crimes, unsupportive spouse, chase, investigation, chaos and mayhem, showbiz, who done it ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, year 1939
Place: usa, chicago illinois, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%