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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, secret door, newspaper, small town, ghost, investigation, mystery, trial, organ, nothing goes right, crimes, media, uncover truth, small town life, deadly, disorder, anniversary, ends with a wedding, comic hero, karate chop, karate kick, garden shears, self defense ...
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, realistic and suspenseful films with plots about crimes, murder, mystery, family, disorder, dialogue and mentor mostly in Comedy, Mystery and Romance genres. Some movies like The Ghost and Mr. Chicken: The Private Eyes (1980), The Reluctant Astronaut (1967), Housebound (2014), The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag (1992), Her Alibi (1989). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 ⇓
95%
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: outer space, nasa, astronaut, space travel, adventure, sitcom, save the world, comedy of errors, small town, amusement park, space wars, underdog ...
Time: future, 80s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 6.8
 29K
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, humorous, suspenseful, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, plot twist, exploding head, supernatural, mystery, ghost, curses spells and rituals, superstition, security guard, basement, garden shears, house arrest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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, mystery, investigation, manipulations, switching roles, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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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, realistic, suspenseful, witty
Plot: small town, investigation, murder, parody, crimes, mystery, deadly, neo noir, goofy hero, private detective, crime, small town life ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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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, semi serious, feel good, 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 ⇓
70%
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, wedding, election, clown ...
Time: 80s
Place: north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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: ghost, haunted house, 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 ⇓
65%
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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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sexy, melancholic ...
Plot: murder, on the run, screwball, nothing goes right, verbal byplay, romance, crime, fugitives, hidden identity, odd couple, witnessing a crime, track down ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, 1930s, 80s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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, family, nothing goes right, youth, mystery, disorder, mysterious character, young heroes, siblings relations, teenage life, workplace situations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: dark humor, humorous, semi serious, offbeat, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, mystery, serial killer, crime, investigation, race against time, crimes, deadly, goofy hero, cooking and food, disorder, diet ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 4.9
 385
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: humorous, semi serious, dark humor, realistic, offbeat
Plot: amateur detective, reluctant partners, romance, unlikely criminals, mystery, investigation, nothing goes right, stalking, obsession, murder, riddles and clues, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: feel good, twists and turns, 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, monte carlo, riviera, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.3
 176
Heads (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A proofreader at a small-town newspaper decides to try to solve a series of decapitation murders, and reluctantly gets involved with the nutty daughter of his editor. Before long he discovers that he is the prime suspect in the murders.
Style: dark humor, humorous, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: small town, murder, newspaper, serial killer, crimes, crime, decapitated head, deadly, mystery, parody, media, journalism ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 3.0
 191
Finding Kelly (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The surprisingly intricate, nimble plot is about a couple of kids who play amateur detectives one summer in the hopes of collecting a $5,000 reward offered to anyone able to find a missing 17 year old girl. The girl and boy are best friends who have ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, suspenseful, tense
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: amateur detective, family, young heroes, mystery, investigation, uncover truth, missing child, crimes, buddies, writer's life, danger, heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful, witty ...
Plot: diplomat, landlady, attempted murder, amateur detective, private detective, mystery, ocean or sea, protagonist as suspect, legal action, legal investigation, manipulations, false accusation ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, offbeat, realistic ...
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 ⇓
47%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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This Girl for Hire (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In this pilot for a proposed TV series, B.T. Brady is a flippant, but somewhat klutzy female private detective in Hollywood who sets out to solve the murder of a obnoxious mystery writer. Along the way, Brady gets help from her flamboyant mother ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, suspenseful, witty ...
Plot: murder, mystery, private detective, hollywood, investigation, crimes, store, deadly, showbiz, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, law enforcement ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, not serious, feel good, realistic, witty ...
Plot: courtroom, lawyer, small town, legal action, comedy of errors, courtroom drama, actor, mistaken identity, nothing goes right, fish out of water, dishonesty, legal ...
Time: 90s
Place: nevada, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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: undercover, murder, high school life, crime, teenage life, high school, working undercover, dishonesty, law enforcement, youth, disorder, siblings relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, investigation, murder, who done it, crime, mystery, butler, maid, goofy hero, suspicion of murder, parody, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
No Deposit, No Return (1976)
Genre: Family, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Two rich children devise a way to escape their grandfather and visit their mother. Unfortunately for two hapless safe crackers, they become part of the plan.
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, touching
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: safecracker, airport, chase, friendship, buddies, adventure, mischievous children, crime gone awry, family, kidnapping, school, missing person ...
Time: 70s
Place: asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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The Scream Team (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Eccentric Frank Carlyle ran a horror shop in small-town Steeple Falls, which takes pride in and profit from its Halloween traditions. Frank's widower grandson Richard grudgingly returns there from Boston with his own kids, bright Ian and bratty ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, scary, exciting
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: ghost, afterlife, haunted house, small town, family, rescue, curses spells and rituals, supernatural, young heroes, redemption, danger, imaginary ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Dark and Stormy Night (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In the 1930s the family of old Sinas Cavinder, gathered for the reading of his will, find themselves being murdered by a mysterious phantom while two rival reporters compete for the story.
Style: humorous, not serious, offbeat, suspenseful
Plot: ghost, murder, estate, mystery, parody, deadly, mysterious character, journalism, who done it, crimes, taxi driver, seance ...
Time: 30s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.6
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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, suspicion, suspect, dysfunctional, dysfunctional family, death, crime, accident, suburbs, eccentric family ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 ⇓
40%
 6.0
 58K
Dream House (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Publisher, Will Atenton quits a lucrative job in New York to relocate his wife, Libby and their daughters to a quaint town in New England. However, as they settle into their home the Atentons discover that a woman and her children were murdered ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, scary, surprise ending, serious ...
Plot: haunted house, memory loss, supernatural, murder, family in danger, investigation, haunted by the past, parents and children, riddles and clues, mystery, plot twist, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Roxy Hunter and the Mystery of the Moody Ghost (2007)
Genre: Family, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After moving to an eerie old house in the country, nine-year-old super sleuth Roxy Hunter stumbles into a world filled with unsolved mysterieus, secret plots and spooky spirits! Now, Roxy and her best friend and boy genius Max, must race to save ...
Style: semi serious, humorous
Plot: ghost, amateur detective, family, small town, adventure, mischievous children, parent child relationship, young heroes, prodigy, uncover truth, danger, heroes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Lady in White (1988)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Locked in a school closet during Halloween 1962, young Frank witnesses the ghost of a young girl and the man who murdered her years ago. Shortly afterward he finds himself stalked by the killer and is soon drawn to an old house where a mysterious ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, scary, serious, psychological ...
Plot: ghost, small town, murder, halloween, maniac, boy, investigation, mystery, serial killer, supernatural, coming of age, supernatural ability ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1962, 80s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%