Movies like The Great Houdinis

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The Great Houdinis
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A biography of the renowned escape artist Harry Houdini, examining his fascination with the occult and his promise to his wife on her deathbed that he would speak from the beyond.
Plot: magic, romance, magic show, occult, magician, illusionist, drowning
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The Magic of David Copperfield XV: Fires of Passion
Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Music
USA
48 min.
 8.0
Houdini
Biography, Drama
USA, Canada
174 min.
 7.4
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Most similar movies to The Great Houdinis

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out semi serious, humorous, stylized and melancholic films with plots about magic, romance, mentor, dialogue, adaptation, storytelling and catastrophe mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like The Great Houdinis: Scoop (2006), Spellbound (2011), Lulu on the Bridge (1998), Houdini (2014), Knightriders (1981). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 74K
Scoop
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: witty, humorous, semi serious, feel good, offbeat ...
Audience: date night
Plot: investigation, journalism, magic, mystery, serial killer, murder, afterlife, death, journalist, murder mystery, plot twist, drowning ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   95%
    User:   99%
 
 7.0
 2K
Spellbound
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A magician meets a weird girl and offers her to work together in his magic show. It's only until a year later that he starts to know her personally and develops a feeling towards her despite her own problems.
Style: semi serious, offbeat, stylized, captivating
Plot: romance, supernatural ability, supernatural romance, supernatural, ghost, odd couple, performer's life, wizards and magicians, fall in love, love and romance, couples, magic show ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   89%
    User:   90%
 
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Lulu on the Bridge
Genre: Drama, Music, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: This film is about a famous jazz saxophonist, Izzy who's life is forever changed after he is accidentally shot.
Style: atmospheric, serious, sentimental, realistic, enigmatic ...
Plot: mystery, romance, firefly, love, fall in love, musician's life, transformation, death, love story, performer's life, murder, loneliness ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, milwaukee wisconsin, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   71%
    User:   68%
 
 7.4
 10K
Houdini
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 174 min.
Story: Follow the man behind the magic as he finds fame, engages in espionage, battles spiritualists and encounters the greatest names of the era, from U.S. presidents to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Grigori Rasputin.
Style: atmospheric, serious, stylized, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: performer's life, rise to the top, wizards and magicians, artists and showbiz, espionage, couple relations, magic, showbiz, ambition, undercover, couples, seance ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1890s, 1910s, 1920s
Place: budapest, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   64%
    User:   73%
 
 6.4
 4K
Knightriders
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: George Romero's unusual story of a modern-day Renaissance troupe whose participants follow a medieval code of honor.
Style: serious, offbeat, thought provoking, meditative, light ...
Plot: adventure, motorcycle, gang, performer's life, social misfits, desire for fame, dialogue, fantasy world, downfall, character study, life philosophy, existentialism ...
Time: 80s
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   52%
 
The Magic Sword
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The son of a sorceress, armed with weapons, armour and six magically summoned knights, goes on a quest to save a princess from a vengeful wizard.
Style: exciting, semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: battle zone, master warrior, adventure, palaces castles and temples, supernatural ability, young heroes, romance, daring rescue, family, curses spells and rituals, heroic mission, knight ...
Place: dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   43%
 
The Great Buck Howard
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When a law school dropout answers an advertisement to be a personal assistant he unknowingly signs on to work for a belligerent has-been magician struggling to resurrect his career. This leads to a journey across the country staging the comeback of ...
Style: clever, semi serious, sentimental, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: performer's life, on the road, comeback, drinking, lawyer, redemption, showbiz, mentor, small town, wizards and magicians, storytelling, runaway ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, ohio, manhattan new york city, cincinnati ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   57%
 
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David Blaine: Frozen in Time
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Music
Country: USA
Story: On November 27, 2000, Blaine began a stunt called "Frozen in Time", which was covered on a TV special. Blaine stood encased in a massive block of ice located in Times Square, New York City. He was lightly dressed and seen to be shivering ...
Plot: endurance, magic, magic show, magician, ice
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   52%
 
 6.6
 25K
The Immigrant
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In 1921 New York. an immigrant woman is tricked into a life of burlesque and vaudeville until a dazzling magician tries to save her and reunite her with her sister who is being held in the confines of Ellis Island.
Style: stylized, atmospheric, serious, melancholic, realistic ...
Plot: immigrants, prostitution, corruption, survival, drinking, quarantine, chase, sisters, prostitute, period piece, women, relationships ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: new york, poland, usa, latin america, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   49%
 
The Magic of David Copperfield XV: Fires of Passion
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 48 min.
Story: This is the 15th CBS Copperfield TV special, introduced from Caesars Palace by David Copperfield himself, who describes an escapology number which would be performed in this location as the last feat of the special and is inspired by an illusionist ...
Plot: saying thank you, cocoon, magic show, stage magician, amazon, blueprint, metamorphosis, magic trick, finger, watching a video, shadow, woman with a gun ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   56%
 
The Magic Of David Copperfield XVI: Unexplained Forces
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, History, Music, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 47 min.
Story: This is the 16th and penultimate CBS Copperfield TV special, which six years later will be followed by the 17th and last one, Copperfield: Tornado of Fire (2001). The special is introduced by a voice offstage who talks about Barclay House, the set ...
Plot: saying thank you, magic show, stage magician, metamorphosis, magic trick, flame, finger, blindfolded, watching a video, shadow, spirit, card trick ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   51%
 
 5.2
 3K
Hello Again
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: humorous, semi serious, feel good, offbeat, witty ...
Audience: date night, family outing
Plot: zombie, supernatural, death, ghost, love, supernatural ability, life & death, magic, hospital, unlikely couple, romance, doctors ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   50%
 
 6.6
 3K
Cannery Row
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A depressed section of Monterey, California is the backdrop for an offbeat romantic comedy about a pair of mismatched lovers. Doc is a lonely marine biologist and former baseball star. Suzy is a scrappy, abrasive drifter who can't even succeed ...
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic, sweet ...
Plot: friendship, romance, love affair, book, adaptation, rich and poor, period piece, mentor, life philosophy, fall in love, happy ending, runaway ...
Time: 80s, 1930s
Place: california, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   49%
 
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One Man and His Cow
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An Algerian man's life-long dream finally comes true when he receives an invitation to take his cow Jacqueline to the Paris International Agriculture Fair.
Style: road movie
Plot: fair, cow, magic show, stage magician, magic trick, electric fan, talking to an animal, peasant, letter writing, butcher, contest, journey ...
Place: marseille, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   46%
 
Haunted Honeymoon
Genre: Horror, Comedy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Larry Abbot, speaker in the radio horror shows of Manhattan Mystery Theater wants to marry. For the marriage he takes his fiancée home to the castle where he grew up among his eccentric relatives. His uncle decides that he needs to be cured from a ...
Style: humorous, scary, not serious, funny, idiotic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: farce, parody, radio, werewolf, dysfunctional family, murder, ghost, mischievous children, haunted house, single parent, supernatural ability, parents and children ...
Time: 80s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   35%
 
 7.3
 89K
Willow
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, New Zealand, UK
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Fearful of a prophecy stating that a girl child will be born to bring about her downfall, the evil Queen Bavmorda imprisons all pregnant women within the formidable stronghold of Nockmaar. A child, Elora Danan, is born in the Nockmaar dungeons and ...
Style: epic, exciting, fairy tale, semi serious, offbeat ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, magic, good versus evil, dark fantasy, witch, destiny, sword fight, chase, redemption, dragon, transformation, betrayal ...
Time: 80s
Place: dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   40%
 
First Monday in October
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: For the first time in history a woman is appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court, where she becomes a friendly rival to a liberal associate.
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: dedicated lawyer, hotshot lawyer, mentor, justice, dialogue, unlikely couple, romance, battle of the sexes, family, legal action, opposites attract, destiny ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, washington d.c., new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   44%
 
New York Stories
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Three stories happening in New York. The first, by Scorsese, is about a painter who creates his works helped by high volume music and an attractive assistant; second, by Coppola, is about a rich and bold 12 years old who helps her separated parents ...
Style: stylized, talky, clever, semi serious, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: artist, obsession, art, storytelling, city life, midlife crisis, jewish, life, mischievous children, urban, mentor, relationships ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, tokyo, athens greece ...
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System:   37%
    User:   31%
 
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Afula Express
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Israel
Duration: 95 min.
Story: David is a garage electrician, who dreamt all of his life of becoming a magician, but had no luck in it. His girlfriend Batya wants an ordinary life, but David is still looking for his dream, so he links up with Romanian immigrant Shimon, who is an ...
Style: semi serious, sentimental, sincere, realistic, touching ...
Plot: follow your dream, couple relations, hopes, love and romance, romance, couples, wizards and magicians, failed attempt, cashier, magician, magic
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   31%
 
The Fantasticks
Genre: Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Two rural teens sing and dance their way through a forbidden romance and a dangerous travelling carnival.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, lyrical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dancing, coming of age, magic, love and romance, small town, broadway, romance, music, rape, adaptation, couples, bollywood ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   32%
 
The Illusionist
Genre: Comedy
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two brothers end up separated for one of them has mental issues. Meanwhile one of the two follows his dream in becoming a magician. Filled with surrealism and slaspstick moments the film is a speechless adventure of emotions providing laughters and ...
Style: semi serious, offbeat, surreal, atmospheric, humorous ...
Plot: wizards and magicians, mental institution, rescue, siblings relations, imaginary, family relations, magic show, lobotomy, talent show, alternate reality, brain surgery, mental patient ...
Place: holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   32%
 
Sleeping Beauty
Genre: Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Feature-length, live-action musical version of the classic fairy tale by Charles Perrault.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, stylized, fairy tale
Audience: date night, family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: young heroes, intrigue, adventure, true love, cinderella story, curses spells and rituals, romance, imaginary kingdom, family, curse, fairy, magic ...
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   30%
 
Can't Stop the Music
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Movie about the Village People filmed in a documentary style.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, surreal ...
Plot: camp, disco, gay, dance, rise to the top, dancing, music, showbiz, male nudity, city life, urban, ambition ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: san francisco, new york, usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   31%
 
Jimmy Hollywood
Genre: Crime, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Jimmy Alto is an actor wannabe who stumbles into the role of a lifetime. He becomes a vigilante crime-fighter, aided by his sidekick William, who has suffered a head wound and has problems with short-term memory. Jimmy's vigilante alter ego ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, satirical, melancholic ...
Plot: hollywood, vigilantism, vigilante, nothing goes right, artists and showbiz, actor's life, life philosophy, down on your luck, unemployment, brutality, filmmaking, mentor ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   30%
 
Finding Neverland
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Finding Neverland is an amusing drama about how the story of Peter Pan and Neverland came to be. During a writing slump play writer J.M. Barrie meets the widowed Sylvia and her three children who soon become an important part of Barrie’s life and ...
Style: clever, touching, sentimental, serious, fairy tale ...
Plot: friendship, death, adventure, cancer, imagination, childhood, writer's life, children, mentor, human nature, fantasy world, storytelling ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 19th century, edwardian era
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   33%
 
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 2K
Molly
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Molly McKay is a profoundly autistic twenty-something woman who has lived in an institution from a young age following her parents' death in a car accident. When the institution must close due budget cuts, Molly is left in the charge of her ...
Style: humorous, touching, sentimental, emotional, semi serious ...
Plot: disability, autism, human spirit, destiny, doctors and patients, lame, doctors, parents and children, romance, happy ending, hopes, catastrophe ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   29%
 
 5.7
 6K
Andre
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The true story of how a marine seal named Andre befriended a little girl and her family, circa 1962.
Style: touching, sentimental, semi serious, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, chick flick
Plot: family, friendship, adventure, best friends, animals, mischievous children, children, young heroes, school, small town, rescue, getting home ...
Time: 90s, year 1962, 1960s
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   31%
    User:   31%
 
Mannequin: On the Move
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
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: humorous, semi serious, feel good
Audience: date night
Plot: time travel, supernatural romance, store, curses spells and rituals, reincarnation, romance, fish out of water, love and romance, ghost, supernatural, department store, mannequin ...
Time: 90s, middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   31%
    User:   33%
 

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The Incredible Mr. Limpet
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, War, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Milquetoast Henry Limpet experiences his fondest wish and is transformed into a fish. As a talking fish he assists the US Navy in hunting German submarines during World War II.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, fairy tale, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: fish, family, friendship, submarine, ocean or sea, rescue, transformation, kids and family, destiny, good versus evil, children, talking animals ...
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System:   30%
    User:   32%
 
Ernest Goes to Africa
Genre: Family, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The title says it all. There's a mix up involving stolen diamonds which Ernest has (naturally) made into a yo-yo and given to his would be girlfriend, Rene. But Rene wants a man of action, and doesn't think that Ernest fits the bill. After ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, idiotic, road movie ...
Audience: teens
Plot: family, adventurer, adventure, buddies, ninja, stupidity, goofy hero, rescue, fantasy world, treasure hunt, kidnapping, chase ...
Place: africa
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System:   30%
    User:   36%
 
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