Movies like Playing Beatie Bow

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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.
Style: psychotronic, urban fantasy
Plot: dog, teenager, school, ghost, fight, time travel, prostitute, game, abduction, snake, firefighter, slavery, cat, teacher, escape, violence, child abduction, slut, slave, past, alcoholic, swing, stockholm syndrome, beach, house ...
Time: victorian era, 80s, 19th century, 1870s, year 1986
Place: australia, sydney australia, adelaide south australia

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Most similar movies to Playing Beatie Bow

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out psychotronic, serious, fairy tale and exciting films with plots about flashback, chase, girl, friendship, photograph, boy and family mostly in Fantasy, Mystery and Family genres. Some movies like Playing Beatie Bow: The Amazing Mr. Blunden (1972), Escape to Witch Mountain (1975), A Wrinkle in Time (2018), The Witches (2020), Odysseus and the Stars (1976). 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, supernatural, life is a bitch, supernatural ability, amateur detective, uncover truth, mystery, crimes, curses spells and rituals, afterlife, haunted by the past ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1810s, year 1918, 1910s
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: orphan, chase, supernatural, mountain, on the run, rescue, car accident, flying car, telekinesis, helicopter, family, adventure ...
Time: 1930s
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, 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: psychotronic, entertaining, humorous, fairy tale, exciting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, horror for children
Plot: haunted house, magician, wizards, uncle, spell, secret passageway, orphan, friendship, book of magic, back from the dead, halloween, demon ...
Time: year 1955, 50s
Place: michigan, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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, time travel, love, journey, courage, fear, evil, rage, good versus evil, parents and children, science, siblings relations ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Witches (2020)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In late 1967, a young orphaned boy goes to live with his loving grandma in the rural Alabama town of Demopolis. As the boy and his grandmother encounter some deceptively glamorous but thoroughly diabolical witches, she wisely whisks him away to a ...
Style: dark fantasy, psychotronic, urban fantasy
Plot: mouse, witch, talking animals, villainess, grandmother grandson relationship, evil woman, relationships, female villain, orphan, conspiracy, supernatural, female antagonist ...
Time: year 1967, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: fiancee, smoking, flowers, mistrust, scientific discovery, ufo sighting, real life father and son playing father and son, family relations, inner voice, bossiness, coworker relationship, dead animal ...
Time: year 1975, year 2000, future, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The Love Factor (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Women around the globe begin disappearing when a renegade race of top-heavy aliens from the planet Angvia begin snatching them off the streets.
Style: parody, psychedelic, absurd, sex comedy, cult film
Plot: alien, female nudity, sex, sexual tension, game, criminal, absurdism, strong female character, absurd humor, mission, spy, letter ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Black Moon (1975)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 100 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, serious, captivating, experimental ...
Plot: unicorn, nature, dream, radio, tyranny, imaginary kingdom, parallel world, curses spells and rituals, mind game, on the run, battle of the sexes, moon ...
Time: future
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Jamie Marks Is Dead (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: No one seemed to care about Jamie Marks until after his death. Hoping to find the love and friendship he never had in life, Jamie’s ghost visits former classmate Adam McCormick, drawing him into the bleak world between the living and the dead.
Style: serious, emotional, captivating, psychological, tense ...
Plot: afterlife, ghost, high school, coming of age, seeing dead people, youth, death, hopes, supernatural, redemption, troubled teen, male nudity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Harry, Ron and Hermione walk away from their last year at Hogwarts to find and destroy the remaining Horcruxes, putting an end to Voldemort's bid for immortality. But with Harry's beloved Dumbledore dead and Voldemort's unscrupulous ...
Style: dark fantasy, suspense, suspenseful, psychotronic, scenic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: magic, chosen one, wizards and magicians, magical, young heroes, wizards, supernatural ability, harry potter, magic wand, witch, bravery, boarding school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1997, 90s, year 1998
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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The Magus (1968)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A teacher on a Greek island becomes involved in bizarre mind-games with the island's magus (magician) and a beautiful young woman.
Style: psychological, mind bending, serious, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: island, mind game, tarot card, greek island, redemption, mystery, teachers and students, riddles and clues, mental illness, chase, doctor patient relationship, teacher ...
Time: 1940s, year 1941, year 1943, year 1914, 1910s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: dark fantasy, gothic, twists and turns, stylized, exciting ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: wizards and magicians, magical, friendship, magic, witch, young heroes, supernatural ability, chosen one, good versus evil, harry potter, werewolf, boarding school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1994, 90s, year 1993
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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, exciting, light, humorous
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: coming of age, best friend, birthday party, teenage protagonist, alternate world, dreaming, school, girl, birthday, fantasy world, self discovery, friendship between teens ...
Time: 70s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Screamtime (1983)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Compilation of three short horror films: "That's The Way To Do It", "Dreamhouse" and "Do You Believe In Fairies?" plus some new linking material.
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, psychopath, serial killer, ghost, puppeteer, child killer, youth, supernatural, graphic violence, couple relations, teenage life, teenage protagonist ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, visually appealing, serious, feel good, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: adventure, utopia, young heroes, heroes, end of the world, androids and robots, alternate dimension, youth, obsessive quest, apocalypse, save the world, partners ...
Time: future, 60s, 2010s
Place: new york, houston texas, florida, paris france, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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, blackout, alien, warning, farm, alien contact, black american, deputy sheriff, disposing of a dead body, dying words ...
Place: southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, dark fantasy ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: wizards and magicians, chosen one, magical, friendship, boarding school, school, contests and competitions, magic, witch, supernatural ability, curses spells and rituals, dragon ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, year 1995, year 1994
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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The Witches (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A young boy named Luke and his grandmother go on vacation only to discover their hotel is hosting an international witch convention, where the Grand High Witch is unveiling her master plan to turn all children into mice. Will Luke fall victim to the ...
Style: fairy tale, humorous, dark fantasy, atmospheric, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, pre-teens, horror for children
Plot: witch, magic, hotel, adventure, good versus evil, mouse, coven, young heroes, supernatural, chocolate, heroic mission, children ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Five (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Philippines
Duration: 151 min.
Story: A creative horror movie made up of five unique short films tied together by a similar theme.
Style: psychotronic, anthology, urban fantasy
Plot: boyfriend girlfriend conflict, accidental death, masked man, redhead, blind woman, run over by a car, ghost story, blindness, gay, christian, student, old man ...
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Secret Garden (2020)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK, France, USA, China
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Mary Lennox is born in India to wealthy British parents who never wanted her. When her parents suddenly die, she is sent back to England to live with her uncle, Archibald Craven. She meets her sickly cousin Colin and the two children find a wondrous ...
Style: fairy tale, mysterious, sentimental, exciting, touching ...
Plot: imagination, animals, orphan, old mansion, garden, magical, secret, post war, estate, adventure, family, friends ...
Time: 19th century, 1940s, year 1947, post world war two
Place: yorkshire, england, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, touching, stylized
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: invisibility, family relations, secret place, friends, imaginary kingdom, friendship, adventure, ghost, family, escapades, youth, young heroes ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Blue My Mind (2017)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: Switzerland
Duration: 97 min.
Story: 15-year-old Mia faces an overwhelming transformation which puts her entire existence into question. Her body is changing radically, and despite desperate attempts to halt the process, Mia is soon forced to accept that nature is far more powerful ...
Style: captivating, suspense, touching, suspenseful, neurotic ...
Plot: mermaid, puberty, teenager, coming of age, transformation, parent child relationship, underage sex, life is a bitch, party, hospital, depression, school ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: serious, captivating, enigmatic, suspenseful
Plot: ghost, secret, haunted house, uncle nephew relationship, teenage boy, haunted by the past, friendship, nightmare, locked door, christmas, cemetery, house fire ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
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: dark fantasy, exciting, stylized, twists and turns, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: witch, magic, magical, wizards and magicians, wizards, chosen one, harry potter, boarding school life, fantasy world, supernatural ability, creature, magic wand ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, year 1992, year 1993
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Alice in Wonderland (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Alice, an unpretentious and individual 19-year-old, is betrothed to a dunce of an English nobleman. At her engagement party, she escapes the crowd to consider whether to go through with the marriage and falls down a hole in the garden after spotting ...
Style: fairy tale, atmospheric, surreal, colourful, visually appealing ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: imaginary kingdom, fantasy world, escape from reality, adventure, magic, queen, talking animals, journey, imagination, good versus evil, magical, evil queen ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1870s
Place: london, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983)
Genre: Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In a small American town, a diabolical circus arrives, granting wishes for the townsfolk, but twisted as only the esteemed Mr. Dark can make them. Can two young boys overcome the worst the devil himself can deal out?
Style: gothic, atmospheric, scary, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: teens, horror for children
Plot: good versus evil, temptation, small town, dream, carnival, black magic, supernatural, supernatural ability, youth, mystery, mischievous children, autumn ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1930s
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Dark City (1998)
Genre: Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A man struggles with memories of his past, including a wife he cannot remember, in a nightmarish world with no sun and run by beings with telekinetic powers who seek the souls of humans.
Style: neo noir, mind bending, gothic, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: distopia, investigation, future dystopia, memory, alien race, evil alien, manipulation, memory loss, alternate reality, cyberpunk, sleeping, nightmare ...
Time: future, 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Dagon (2001)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: Spain
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A boating accident off the coast of Spain sends Paul and his girlfriend Barbara to the decrepit fishing village of Imboca. As night falls, people start to disappear and things not quite human start to appear. Paul is pursued by the entire town. ...
Style: atmospheric, scary, suspenseful, serious, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: curses spells and rituals, nightmare, supernatural, mutant, survival, mystery, disorder, village life, good versus evil, sacrifice, chase, fishing village ...
Time: contemporary
Place: spain, europe, galicia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, sexy ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: fairy, world war one, family relations, single parent, family, friendship, miraculous event, heroes, hopes, supernatural ability, childhood, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, year 1917
Place: england, london, europe, united kingdom, africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: semi serious, offbeat
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing, teens
Plot: elevator, time travel, single parent, changing the past or future, youth, hopes, family, family relations, time machine, inventions and discoveries, teenage life, family life ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%