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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Finding Neverland
Biography, Drama, Family
USA, UK
106 min.
 7.7
The Magic of David Copperfield XV: Fires of Passion
Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Music
USA
48 min.
 8.0
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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, realistic, humorous and melancholic films with plots about magic, romance, dialogue, mentor, storytelling, love and romance and adaptation mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like The Great Houdinis: Houdini (2014), Spellbound (2011), Scoop (2006), Knightriders (1981), Afula Express (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 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: serious, atmospheric, realistic, stylized, 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, 1910s, 1890s, 1920s
Place: new jersey, new york, budapest
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System:   95%
    User:   82%
 
 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: offbeat, semi serious, stylized, captivating
Plot: supernatural ability, romance, 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
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System:   81%
    User:   91%
 
 6.7
 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
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System:   64%
    User:   76%
 
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 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:   60%
    User:   68%
 
 6.8
 174
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: sentimental, semi serious, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: follow your dream, couple relations, hopes, romance, love and romance, couples, wizards and magicians, failed attempt, cashier, magic, magician
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: israel
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System:   59%
    User:   57%
 
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: cow, fair, magic show, school teacher, elementary school, telephone conversation, skinny dipping, magic, magician, illusionist, arrest, tv news ...
Place: paris france, marseille
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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, supernatural ability, palaces castles and temples, young heroes, romance, family, daring rescue, curses spells and rituals, heroic mission, knight ...
Place: dungeon
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System:   57%
    User:   62%
 
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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, realistic, sentimental, 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:   57%
    User:   66%
 
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:   55%
    User:   51%
 
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
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System:   52%
    User:   50%
 
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, semi serious, humorous, 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
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System:   49%
    User:   58%
 
 7.2
 2K
Green Snake
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A mischievous snake who assumes human form interferes with the romance between her reptilian sister and a hapless man.
Style: serious, atmospheric, surreal, stylized, based on legend
Plot: martial arts, ghost, adventure, curses spells and rituals, good versus evil, romance, danger, love and romance, supernatural, clergy, hidden identity, dangerous attraction ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   49%
 
 6.2
 1K
Illuminata
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, USA, Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: It's the start of the 20th century, and Tuccio, resident playwright of a theatre repertory company offers the owners of the company his new play, "Illuminata". They reject it, saying it's not finished, and intrigue starts that ...
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic, clever ...
Plot: farce, writer's life, fall in love, gay, actor's life, gays and lesbians, dialogue, romance, couple relations, showbiz, life philosophy, critic ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 19th century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   50%
 
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 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: semi serious, humorous, feel good, offbeat, witty ...
Audience: date night, family outing
Plot: zombie, supernatural, death, ghost, love, supernatural ability, life & death, magic, hospital, romance, unlikely couple, doctors ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   46%
 
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Funny Lady
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: 1930s in New York – The famous singer Fanny Brice has divorced her first husband Nicky Arnstein. During the depression she has trouble finding work as an artist but meets Billy Rose, a newcomer who writes lyrics and owns his own nightclub.
Style: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, funny, realistic ...
Plot: romance, fall in love, actor's life, nightclub, couple relations, broadway, music, artists and showbiz, runaway, destiny, love story, pornography ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   37%
 
 6.6
 3K
Cannery Row
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
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, semi serious, humorous, 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, 1940s
Place: california, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   44%
 
Enchanted April
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Based on Elizabeth Von Arnim's novel, four Englishwomen rent an Italian villa on holiday.
Style: talky, humorous, touching, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: romance, friendship, self discovery, love, unlikely couple, period piece, beautiful scenery, women, opposites attract, love story, relationships, couple relations ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   40%
 
 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:   42%
    User:   36%
 
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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, magician, ice, magic show
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System:   42%
    User:   42%
 
Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Biography of the former first lady, focusing on her years as a photojournalist and leading up to her marriage to John F. Kennedy and their moving into the White House.
Plot: assassination, romance, kennedy family, american history, senator, price of fame, socialite, first lady, marriage, photographer, dominatrix, tragedy ...
Time: 1950s, 1960s
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System:   37%
    User:   31%
 
The Legend of Paul and Paula
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: East Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Paul and Paula have had bad experiences with love: Paul is financially well off but has lost all affection for his wife, and Paula leads a troublesome life raising two children on her own. They meet and discover a strong passion for each other. Life ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy, sentimental ...
Plot: single parent, romance, moral dilemma, couple relations, infidelity, love triangle, love and romance, marriage, death, couples, family relations, looking for love ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, germany, east germany, berlin germany, gdr ...
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System:   37%
    User:   36%
 
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:   36%
    User:   31%
 
The Magic Flute
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 135 min.
Story: During World War I, in an unnamed country, a soldier named Tamino is sent by the Queen of the Night to rescue her daughter Pamina from the clutches of the supposedly evil Sarastro. But all is not as it seems.
Style: atmospheric, semi serious, epic, stylized, surreal
Audience: date night
Plot: soldier, opera, romance, battle zone, daring rescue, true love, heroic mission, fall in love, danger, escapades, heroes, love and romance ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   30%
 
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:   36%
    User:   29%
 
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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:   36%
    User:   40%
 
Midsummer Madness
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Latvia, UK, Austria, Russia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A comedy that follows a group of people immersed in Latvia's summer solstice celebration, the shortest night of the year.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: rock, unfulfilled love, love and romance, rescue, romance, fish out of water, couple relations, fall in love, looking for love, love affair, sexual relations, legends and myths ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latvia, lithuania, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   42%
 
Brief Crossing
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Desire for a subject that functions like a brief fling with no future as such, yet embellished by that very fact. Because something fleeting and futureless is not necessarrily pathetic or trivial. A brief crossing, perhaps an initiatory trip. ...
Style: serious, sexual, realistic, psychological, clever ...
Plot: ship, unlikely couple, ocean or sea, romance, couple relations, destructive relationship, fall in love, forbidden love, sex, apology, love, looking for sex ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   32%
 
 5.6
 9K
The Promise
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy
Country: China, South Korea, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: An orphaned girl, driven by poverty at such a young age, makes a promise with an enchantress. In return for beauty and the admiration of every man, she will never be with the man she loves. This spell cannot be broken unless the impossible happens: ...
Style: stylized, fairy tale, epic, serious, exciting ...
Plot: martial arts, destiny, sacrifice, betrayal, master warrior, kung fu, assassin, true love, mythology, sword fight, fantasy world, heroic mission ...
Place: china, hong kong, asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   32%
 

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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, realistic ...
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, manhattan new york city ...
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System:   34%
    User:   31%
 
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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, 1960s, year 1962
Place: maine, usa
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System:   34%
    User:   33%
 
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