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Playing Beatie Bow (1986)
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Playing Beatie Bow (1986)
Genre: Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Australia, UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Abigail Kirk was an ordinary enough sixteen year old growing up in todays Sydney. An intriguing chain of events finds Abigail, through some eerie time shift, transported back one hundred years after watching some children playing a scary game called Beatie Bow.
Plot: teenager, school, time travel, fight, prostitute, child, ghost, game, firefighter, kitchen, abduction, family relations, swing, past, spirit, house, beach, bible, singing, brothel, song, teenage girl, pianist, city, elevator ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 80s, 1870s, year 1986
Place: australia, sydney australia, adelaide south australia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, exciting, fairy tale and serious films with plots about friendship, family, family relations, girl, imaginary, boy and heroes mostly in Family, Fantasy and Mystery genres. Some movies like Playing Beatie Bow: The Amazing Mr. Blunden (1972), A Wrinkle in Time (2018), Escape to Witch Mountain (1975), Time at the Top (1999), Captain Johnno (1988). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Amazing Mr. Blunden (1972)
Genre: Family, Mystery, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Mysterious old solicitor Mr. Blunden visits Mrs. Allen and her young children in their squalid, tiny Camden Town flat and makes her an offer she cannot refuse. The family become the housekeepers to a derelict country mansion in the charge of the ...
Style: semi serious
Audience: horror for children
Plot: time travel, ghost, curses spells and rituals, uncover truth, afterlife, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, amateur detective, supernatural, danger, mystery, imaginary ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, year 1918, 1810s, 1910s ...
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
A Wrinkle in Time (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: After the disappearance of her scientist father, three peculiar beings send Meg, her brother, and her friend to space in order to find him.
Style: colourful, entertaining, light, fairy tale, epic
Audience: family outing
Plot: teenager, science, time travel, good versus evil, parents and children, siblings relations, child prodigy, scientist, astronomy, mixed race, fear, disappearance ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Escape to Witch Mountain (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Tia and Tony are two orphaned youngsters with extraordinary powers. Lucas Deranian poses as their uncle in order to get the kids into the clutches of Deranian's megalomaniacal boss, evil millionaire Aristotle Bolt, who wants to exploit them. ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, psychotronic, nostalgic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: orphan, chase, supernatural, on the run, rescue, mountain, disney, car accident, helicopter, telekinesis, flying car, family ...
Time: 1930s
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Time at the Top (1999)
Genre: Family, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: 14-year old Susan Shawson travels back in time in her building's elevator. As altered by a retired physicist living in her building, it transports her from Philadelphia of 1998 back to the same place in 1881. There she meets Victoria Walker, a ...
Style: offbeat, semi serious
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: time travel, elevator, single parent, family relations, youth, family, hopes, changing the past or future, imaginary, inventions and discoveries, time machine, family life ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, 1880s
Place: philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Captain Johnno (1988)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Australia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: "Captain Johnno" is a deaf boy who befriends an Italian fisherman in this Australian made-for-TV family film.
Plot: wristwatch, striking a match, blackboard, bicycle, port, looking in a window, crab, knife, map, tv, beach, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, year 1953
Place: south australia, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Stranded (1987)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A young woman and her grandmother living in an isolated farmhouse are kidnapped by aliens.
Style: twists and turns
Plot: hostage situation, siege, alien invasion, disposing of a dead body, human versus alien, ufo, stranded, villain, lie, reporter, alien, porch ...
Place: southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Tom's Midnight Garden (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA, Japan
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When Tom Long's brother Peter gets measles, Tom is sent to stay with his Uncle Alan and Aunt Gwen in a flat with no garden and an elderly and reclusive landlady, Mrs Bartholomew, living upstairs. Because he may be infectious he is not allowed ...
Style: exciting, serious, stylized, touching
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family relations, invisibility, friendship, imaginary kingdom, youth, secret place, friends, family, imaginary, adventure, ghost, young heroes ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.7
 733
Paws (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Australia, UK
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A talking Terrier with impressive computer skills teams up with two youngsters to stop a million dollars from falling into the wrong hands.
Style: humorous, feel good, exciting
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family relations, talking dog, family, chase, youth, heroes, danger, friendship, computers and web, frame up, riddles and clues, teenage life ...
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Murder by Phone (1982)
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 79 min.
Story: A disgruntled phone company employee develops a device whereby those answering a phone can be murdered, and it's up to Nat Bridger to stop the killer.
Plot: revenge, murder, telephone, pain, slasher, manhunt, murder of mother, spelling, receptionist, tractor, friend, friendship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.3
 5K
Black Moon (1975)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: There is a war in the world between the men and the women. A young girl tries to escape this reality and comes to a hidden place where a strange unicorn lives with a family: Sister, Brother, many children and an old woman that never leaves her bed ...
Style: mind bending, allegory, experimental, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: unicorn, nature, dream, radio, violence, tyranny, imaginary, parallel world, curses spells and rituals, imaginary kingdom, mind game, on the run ...
Time: future
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Skellig: The Owl Man (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An ordinary boy named Michael is going through some extraordinary changes in his life. His family has just moved into an unfamiliar house, and his brand new baby sister has fallen ill. One day, while cleaning out the garden shed, he stumbles across ...
Style: atmospheric, emotional, sentimental, serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, wings, owl, healing power, family life, human spirit, family, hopes, angel, child illness, suburban life, male friendship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.2
 2K
Girl Asleep (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Australia
Duration: 77 min.
Story: The world is closing in on Greta Driscoll. On the cusp of turning fifteen she can't bear to leave her childhood, it contains all the things that give her comfort in this incomprehensible new world. She floats in a bubble of loserdom with her ...
Style: captivating, humorous, light, exciting
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: best friend, coming of age, birthday party, fantasy world, alternate world, teenage protagonist, school, girl, dreaming, 15 year old, birthday, self discovery ...
Time: 70s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.5
 804
Doomwatch (1972)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The waters surrounding an island become contaminated by chemical dumping, and people who eat fish caught in those waters become deformed and violent.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, serious, scary, mind bending ...
Plot: island, contamination, gory, environmentalism, mutant, social relations, mystery, supernatural, escapades, heroes, danger, deadly ...
Time: 70s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Odysseus and the Stars (1976)
Genre: Family, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A group of children are investigating a chain of mysterious events during the seventies.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: following someone, ball, pet cat, scientific experiment, museum, kitten, bus, worker, troublemaker, shaving, outer space, child protagonist ...
Time: year 2000, 2000s, year 1975, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada, India
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Ten-year-old Lewis goes to live with his uncle in a creaky old house that contains a mysterious ticktock noise. When Lewis accidentally awakens the dead, the town's sleepy facade magically springs to life with a secret world of witches and ...
Style: fairy tale, entertaining, humorous, exciting, scenic ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: haunted house, magician, secret passageway, clock, uncle, orphan, spell, halloween, warlock, book of magic, magic, pumpkin ...
Time: year 1955, 1950s, 50s
Place: michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.6
 2K
Momo (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: West Germany, Italy
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In the ruins of an amphitheatre just outside an unnamed Italian city lives Momo, a little girl of mysterious origin. She is remarkable in the neighbourhood because she has the extraordinary ability to listen — really listen. By simply being with ...
Style: feel good, exciting, semi serious, surreal
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: ruins, time freeze, village life, village, save the day, youth, danger, young heroes, imaginary, heroes, escapades, family ...
Time: future
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
FairyTale: A True Story (1997)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Two children in 1917 take a photograph, believed by some to be the first scientific evidence of the existence of fairies. Based on a true story
Style: fairy tale, touching, semi serious, humorous, whimsical ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing, girls' night
Plot: fairy, family relations, world war one, single parent, family, friendship, heroes, hopes, supernatural ability, miraculous event, childhood, siblings relations ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1900s, year 1917
Place: england, london, europe, yorkshire, africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Ewoks: The Battle for Endor (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The army of the Marauders, led by by King Terak and the witch Charal attack the Ewoks village. The parents and the brother of Cindel all die in this attack. Cindel and the Ewok Wicket escape and in a forrest they meet Teek a naughty and very fast ...
Style: exciting, humorous, stylized, semi serious, cult film ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids, teens, family outing
Plot: village, friendship, kidnapping, child in peril, heroes, rescue, good versus evil, danger, battles, curses spells and rituals, village life, heroic mission ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 6.4
 170K
Tomorrowland (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Spain, France, Canada, UK
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Bound by a shared destiny, a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor jaded by disillusionment embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and ...
Style: exciting, serious, feel good, captivating, thought provoking ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: adventure, utopia, young heroes, end of the world, heroes, youth, save the world, androids and robots, alternate dimension, obsessive quest, apocalypse, destiny ...
Time: future, 2010s, 1960s, 60s
Place: florida, paris france, africa, houston texas, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Touch the Sun: Princess Kate (1988)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Australia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Kate McLelland's life is a normal one of a girl her age in the eastern suburbs, until her discovery that she is adopted. This is the story of her search for her natural mother and the resulting relationship.
Plot: teenage girl, parent child relationship, search for mother, adoptive mother adopted daughter relationship, family relations, adoptive father adopted daughter relationship, family secret, father daughter relationship, birth mother, adopted daughter, adoption, mother daughter relationship ...
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
And You Thought Your Parents Were Weird (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Two boys follow in their late fathers foot steps by inventing weird and wonderful gadgets. Trouble lies ahead when after a halloween party the spirit of their father ends up in the latest invention, a robot.
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, offbeat
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family, seance, family relations, ghost, robot, teenager, teenage life, androids and robots, imaginary, youth, journalism, disorder ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Harry, Ron and Hermione return to Hogwarts for another magic-filled year. Harry comes face to face with danger yet again, this time in the form of escaped convict, Sirius Black – and turns to sympathetic Professor Lupin for help.
Style: twists and turns, stylized, exciting, gothic, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: magical, wizards and magicians, good versus evil, friendship, young heroes, supernatural ability, witch, school, chosen one, boarding school life, supernatural, magic ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1993, year 1994, 1990s ...
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK, USA, Germany
Duration: 161 min.
Story: Ignoring threats to his life, Harry returns to Hogwarts to investigate – aided by Ron and Hermione – a mysterious series of attacks.
Style: exciting, twists and turns, fairy tale, entertaining, suspense ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: witch, wizards and magicians, magical, magic, chosen one, wizards, boarding school life, supernatural ability, curses spells and rituals, school, giant, secret place ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1992, year 1993, 1990s ...
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 153 min.
Story: As Harry begins his sixth year at Hogwarts, he discovers an old book marked as 'Property of the Half-Blood Prince', and begins to learn more about Lord Voldemort's dark past.
Style: exciting, twists and turns, stylized, fairy tale, scenic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: witch, wizards and magicians, magical, school, supernatural ability, young heroes, chosen one, good versus evil, wizards, boarding school life, prophecy, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1997, year 1996, 1990s ...
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Into the West (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Accused of a crime they didn't commit, two city kids and a magical horse are about to become the coolest outlaws ever to ride Into The West.
Style: touching, feel good, semi serious, fairy tale, complex ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: friendship, family relations, adventure, chase, family, police corruption, legends and myths, siblings relations, parents and children, alcohol abuse, friends, fairy ...
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Ghost of Greville Lodge (2000)
Genre: Family, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Teenager James Greville has lived in children's homes his whole life, so he is surprised when a Great Uncle invites him to his country manor for a holiday. While exploring the sprawling Greville Lodge he soon discovers that it has many secrets.
Style: captivating, serious, enigmatic, suspenseful
Plot: ghost, secret, haunted house, uncle nephew relationship, friendship, teenage boy, haunted by the past, christmas, nightmare, locked door, servant, time travel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.4
 97
Selkie (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Australia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Teenager Jamie moves with his mother, sister and grandfather to an island off the South Australian coast where mum has a job running a marine research station. To his discomfort, Jamie discovers he`s a "selkie" - half human, half seal - ...
Style: sincere, touching, captivating, serious
Plot: teenage girl, rescue, teen angst, teenage boy, female scientist, sea creature, half human, fishing village, island, swimming, loner, legend ...
Place: south australia, scotland, adelaide south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 157 min.
Story: Harry starts his fourth year at Hogwarts, competes in the treacherous Triwizard Tournament and faces the evil Lord Voldemort. Ron and Hermione help Harry manage the pressure – but Voldemort lurks, awaiting his chance to destroy Harry and all that ...
Style: exciting, twists and turns, atmospheric, fairy tale, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: wizards and magicians, chosen one, magical, friendship, school, witch, boarding school, supernatural ability, curses spells and rituals, contests and competitions, boarding school life, dragon ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, 1990s, year 1994 ...
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
A Wrinkle in Time (2003)
Genre: Family, Fantasy, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 171 min.
Story: Based on a children's series by the same name. Meg and Charles Wallace are aided by Calvin and three interesting women in the search for their father who disappeared during a government experiment. Their travels take them around the universe to ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, psychotronic
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: good versus evil, supernatural, time travel, guardian angel, daring rescue, young heroes, adventure, heroic mission, parallel world, space travel, youth, danger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Someone Like Hodder (2003)
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: Denmark
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Hodder is nine years old. He lives on his own with his father, who works nights as a bill poster. One night a fairy appears to Hodder and asks him to save the world.
Style: semi serious, humorous, sincere, captivating
Plot: friendship, children, family relations, widower, father son relationship, single father, bully, teacher, school, grave, boxing, motorcycle ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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