Movies and TV shows like The Magician's House

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The Magician's House (1999)
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The Magician's House (1999)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The Magician's House is a quartet of children's fantasy books by William Corlett. Two mini-series were produced in 1999 for British television, which were directed by Paul Lynch. The series featured Jennifer Saunders and Stephen Fry voicing some of the animal characters. The books were published in the early 1990s, and named as follows: ⁕The Steps up the Chimney ⁕The Door in the Tree ⁕The Tunnel behind the Waterfall ⁕The Bridge in the Clouds Although in a rural setting, this series' focus on subjects such as industrial development and the combining of present-day and past settings in the plotline gives it a feeling tending more towards urban fantasy than simply contemporary fantasy. In addition, though there is no specific mention of Welsh myths and legends, the strong part nature plays in the stories and the settings bring to mind other British children's authors. Authors like Alan Garner, who is perhaps best known for The Owl Service and Elidor, and Susan Cooper, famous for The Dark Is Rising sequence of books, who allude more specifically to British myth and legend in their writings.
Plot: magic, dog, time travel, magician, gold, talking animals, house, rat, owl, fox, good versus evil, curse, alchemy, apprentice, greed, guardian, valley, badger

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out captivating, humorous, exciting and semi serious films and TV series with plots about magic, good versus evil, friendship, danger, witch, imaginary and youth mostly in Fantasy, Family and Drama genres. Some movies like The Magician's House: Moondial (1988), The Box of Delights (1984), His Dark Materials (2019), The Owl Service (1969), Guinevere Jones (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Moondial (1988)
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 158 min.
TV show
Story: Moondial is a British television serial made for children by the BBC and transmitted in 1988, with a repeat in 1990. It was written by Helen Cresswell, who also wrote the novel on which the series was based. The story deals with a young girl, ...
Plot: coma, birthmark, ghost, mansion, servant, car accident, jack o'lantern, invisible, female protagonist, mirror, children, teenage girl ...
Time: 80s, 1870s, victorian era, 18th century, 19th century
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The Box of Delights (1984)
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 177 min.
TV show
Story: Based on the classic children's novel by John Masefield, the story follows the exploits of a young boy, Kay Harker, who finds himself drawn into a world of magic and danger when he encounters an old Punch and Judy man.
Plot: christmas, magic, wolf, mouse, box, midget, miniature person, miniaturization, boy
Time: 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
His Dark Materials (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Lyra is an orphan who lives in a parallel universe in which science, theology and magic are entwined. Lyra's search for a kidnapped friend uncovers a sinister plot involving stolen children, and turns into a quest to understand a mysterious ...
Style: atmospheric, suspense, enigmatic, dark
Plot: child protagonist, magic, science, parallel universe, arctic, friendship, children, prophecy, travel, orphan, alternate universe, church ...
Place: united kingdom, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Owl Service (1969)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 200 min.
TV show
Story: Three teenagers discover a mysterious set of owl and flower-patterned dinner plates in the attic and the magical ancient legend of the "Mabinogion" comes to life once again in their Welsh valley.
Plot: teenager, owl, attic, legend, curse
Place: wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Guinevere Jones (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Australia, Canada
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Story: Gwen Jones is a high school student. She has fled to Melbourne, Australia with Karen, her Australian-born mother, to escape shadowy danger in Canada, Gwen's birthplace. At fourteen, Gwen is going through huge changes. For most of her life she ...
Style: surprise ending
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⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Lion, the Witch, & the Wardrobe (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 171 min.
TV show
Story: Four kids travel to the magical land of Narnia where they must battle an evil queen with the direction of the Lion, Aslan.
Style: serious, exciting, stylized, offbeat
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: parallel world, imaginary kingdom, heroes, good versus evil, queen, young heroes, supernatural, adventure, escapades, heroic mission, bet, attic ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Enchanted Castle (1979)
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 174 min.
TV show
Story: Gerald, James and Kathleen discover a garden in which is hidden a Princess and a magic ring. Although the Princess is not quite who she says she is the ring is truly magic and so are other parts of the castle's grounds.
Plot: castle, magic, statue, magical ring, statue comes to life
Time: 1800s, 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Tales from the Neverending Story (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany, Canada
Duration: 375 min.
TV show
Story: Twelve-year-old Bastian Balthazar Bux had lost the wonderful imagination he had as a child somewhere between growing older, watching TV, going to school and playing with his Gameboy. But when his mother dies suddenly, Bastian's limitless ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, stylized, touching, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 30 min.
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Story: Join Mildred Hubble in CBBC's adaptation of The Worst Witch books, written by Jill Murphy.
Style: entertaining, humorous, feel good, light
Plot: witch, witchcraft, teenager, friendship, magic spell, school, girl, female friendship, bully, teacher, magical potion, magic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Today's Special (1981)
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: Canada
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Today's Special was a Canadian children's television show produced by Clive VanderBurgh at TVOntario from 1981 to 1987. It also ran on Nickelodeon and the Faith and Values Channel/Odyssey as well as many PBS stations throughout the United ...
Style: educational
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31%
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Eastwick (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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Story: Eastwick is a 2009 television series based on John Updike's novel The Witches of Eastwick. The series was developed by Maggie Friedman, and starred Paul Gross as the infamous Darryl Van Horne, alongside Jaime Ray Newman, Lindsay Price, and ...
Style: atmospheric, semi serious, captivating, humorous, offbeat
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⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Just Add Magic (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 27 min.
TV show
Story: Kelly Quinn and her two BFF's, Darbie and Hannah, stumble upon her grandmother's mysterious cookbook in the attic and discover some far from ordinary recipes. When the Shut'em Up Shortcake silences Kelly's pesky little brother ...
Style: exciting, feel good, captivating, touching, semi serious ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Return to the world of Thra, where three Gelfling discover the horrifying secret behind the Skeksis' power and set out to ignite the fires of rebellion and save their world.
Style: confusing, atmospheric, whimsical, colourful, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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The Magicians (2015)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Brakebills University is a secret institution specializing in magic. There, amidst an unorthodox education of spellcasting, a group of twenty-something friends soon discover that a magical fantasy world they read about as children is all too real— ...
Style: exciting, captivating, disturbing, suspense, fairy tale ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK, Australia
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Style: dark fantasy, captivating, atmospheric, exciting, twists and turns ...
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Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
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Duration: 15 min.
TV show
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Duration: 60 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama, Family
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⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Jackanory (1965)
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 15 min.
TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Duration: 30 min.
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Style: exciting, semi serious, humorous, stylized
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⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Shoebox Zoo (2004)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Drama, Family
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
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Style: semi serious, exciting, touching, captivating
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Style: semi serious, offbeat, humorous
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⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
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TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Spooky Buddies (2011)
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 88 min.
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Style: not serious, semi serious, humorous, entertaining
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⇓ similarity ⇓
24%