Movies and TV shows like Pan Tau

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Pan Tau (1970)
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Pan Tau (1970)
Genre: Family, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Czechoslovakia, West Germany
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Pan Tau always had a gentle expression and a friendly smile, he was elegantly dressed in a stroller, with an umbrella and a white carnation in the lapel. Foremost, he was famous for his magic bowler hat. By tapping on his hat, Pan Tau was able to change his appearance into a puppet, to conjure up miscellaneous objects or to do other magic. His most characteristically behavior is that he would help children who were experiencing some sort of difficulties in-between their dreams and reality, like finding a place for skiing, settling family problems on Christmas, and even give a boy a good time at a fair when he is supposed to have piano lessons. To adults, he usually remained invisible.
Plot: magic, magician, trick, grandfather granddaughter relationship, prank, part animation, urban fantasy, bowler hat
Place: czechoslovakia, central europe

Most similar movies to Pan Tau

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, feel good and realistic films and TV series with plots about family, family relations, magic, youth, friendship, disorder and friends mostly in Fantasy, Family and Comedy genres. Some movies like Pan Tau: The Visitors (1983), Rumburak (1985), The Magician's House (1999), David Blaine: Frozen in Time (2000), Fantasy Island (1977). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Visitors (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Czechoslovakia, West Germany
Duration: 30 min.
Story: It's the year 2484 and the Earth is threatened by a rogue comet which could fatally change its orbit. The solution is surprising - Adam Bernau, the greatest genius of 20th century developed 500 years ago an ingenious formula for easy ...
Plot: time travel, prank, suitcase, small town, teamwork, magic, time machine, scientist, genius, schoolboy, trick, museum ...
Time: future, 2000s, year 1984, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.2
 218
Rumburak (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Wizarding criminal Rumburak, exiled to the Mortal Realm, uses a supercomputer to recreate his lost spell formulas. His software falls into the hands of humans, chaos ensues, and Rumburak suddenly finds himself on the side of good.
Style: fairy tale, psychotronic
Plot: school, rivalry, prank, fish out of water, teenager, teenage girl, wizards, parallel worlds, parallel world, raven, robot, spell ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
The Magician's House (1999)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 30 min.
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 ...
Plot: magic, gold, house, magician, curse, time travel, greed, guardian, apprentice, valley, owl, rat ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
David Blaine: Frozen in Time (2000)
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: magic, endurance, ice, magic show, trick, magician
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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Fantasy Island (1977)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Fantasy Island is the title of two separate but related American television series, both originally airing on the ABC television network.
Style: feel good, semi serious, captivating, exciting, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: adventure, island, resort, dream come true, wish come true, adventurer, dwarf, mysterious place, escapades, mysterious character, exotic locale, magic ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 2.6
 32K
Home Alone 4 (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Kevin McCallister's parents have split up. Now living with his mom, he decides to spend Christmas with his dad at the mansion of his father's rich girlfriend, Natalie. Meanwhile robber Marv Merchants, one of the villains from the first two ...
Style: feel good, humorous, light, sincere, captivating ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: family relations, home alone, save the day, family, crime gone awry, when the parents are away, young heroes, parents and children, mischievous children, parents separation, prank, rescue ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Switching Goals (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Twin sisters Emma and Sam come up with a scheme to switch places so each can play in the soccer team they prefer.
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: family outing, teens, date night, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: twins, twin sister, switching roles, mischievous children, ambition, hidden identity, mistaken identity, contests and competitions, sport, secret identity, rivalry, disorder ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
The Worst Witch (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Mildred Hubble is a young witch attending Cackles Academy. She's called the "Worst Witch" because she's always caught getting into trouble.
Style: offbeat, humorous, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, girls' boarding school, witch, witchcraft, friends, power relations, curses spells and rituals, danger, youth, supernatural, teachers and students, boss ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Pippi Longstocking (1969)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Sweden, West Germany
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Pippi Longstocking is a TV series based on Astrid Lindgren's Pippi Longstocking children's books. The show ran for thirteen episodes, the first episode being broadcast 8 February 1969 on the then Swedish public service channel Sveriges ...
Style: semi serious, humorous
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: friendship, disorder, small town, siblings relations, adventure, young heroes, small town life, pets, family reunited, family relations, friends, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: sweden, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 5.6
 8K
Life-Size (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After her mom's death, Casey pulls away from everyone in her life, including her emotionally distant dad. With help from a magic spell, she tries to bring her mother back from the dead; instead, Casey's words accidentally awaken one of her ...
Style: feel good, touching, semi serious, humorous, surprise ending
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: doll, teaching the ways of the world, curses spells and rituals, mischievous children, adventure, wish come true, toy comes to life, young heroes, friendship, intergenerational friendship, child's point of view, disorder ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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 163
Dwarf (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 40 min.
Plot: mysterious event, change in lifestyle, urban fantasy, dysfunctional family, magic, dwarf, supernatural power, store, family relations, lifestyle change, teenager, absurd humor ...
Place: central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Wizards of Waverly Place (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Alex, Justin and Max Russo are not your ordinary kids - they're wizards in training! While their parents run the Waverly Sub Station, the siblings struggle to balance their ordinary lives while learning to master their extraordinary powers.
Style: feel good, stylized, not serious, humorous
Audience: kids, pre-teens
Plot: teenage life, witch, wizards and magicians, supernatural ability, supernatural, high school, family relations, teenage girl, teenager, brother brother relationship, family, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
His Dark Materials (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 60 min.
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, science, arctic, united kingdom, magic, friendship, children, prophecy, travel, orphan, alternate universe, church ...
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 8.4
 1K
Arabela (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Arabela was a children's television series produced in Czechoslovakia which aired from 1979 to 1981. The series has 13 episodes and is in the Czech language.
Style: fairy tale
Plot: parallel worlds, sorcerer, princess, fairy, magic, magical power, revenge, family relations, urban fantasy, wizards, kingdom, parallel world ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Color of Magic (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 137 min.
Story: As Rincewind involuntarily becomes a guide to the naive tourist Twoflower, they find themselves forced to flee the city of Ankh-Morpork to escape a terrible fire, and begin on a journey across the Disc. Unknown to them, their journey & fate ...
Style: exciting, humorous, light, enigmatic, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: imaginary kingdom, adventure, heroes, dragon, curses spells and rituals, wizards, good versus evil, heroic mission, magic, danger, imaginary, rivalry ...
Time: 18th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Guinevere Jones (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Australia, Canada
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
Plot: crush, wizards, magic, reincarnation, teenager
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Eloise at Christmastime (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Eloise insists on helping with yuletide nuptials.
Style: feel good, realistic, humorous, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: hotel, mischievous children, love triangle, opposites attract, family life, young heroes, wedding, nanny, shopping, down on your luck, family relations, family gatherings ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Eloise at the Plaza (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: This is a comedy about a six-year-old girl who lives at a 5 star plaza and causes havoc.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, light, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: little girl, nanny, mischievous children, precocious child, hotel, adventure, family, opposites attract, family life, family relations, young heroes, brat ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Model Behavior (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: This is a Disney Channel movie about two teenage girls, one an ordinary high school girl and the other a top teen model, who meet and switch places.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: teenage love, fish out of water, teenage life, lifestyle, switching roles, eccentric family, youth, coming of age, misfit, disorder, wish come true, dual role ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Goldrush: A Real Life Alaskan Adventure (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A girl from high society joins an all-male expedition to Alaska during the 1899 gold rush.
Plot: gold rush
Time: 1890s, 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
A Knight in Camelot (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Hungary
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Yet another variation on Mark Twain's "A Connecticut Yankee At King Arthur's Court." Here, a computer malfunction causes a science researcher to be sent back in time with her laptop, which she uses to amaze the court.
Style: humorous, feel good, entertaining, captivating, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: time travel, heroic mission, good versus evil, imaginary, legends and myths, adventure, escapades, friendship, rivalry, heroes, family, disorder ...
Time: middle ages
Place: england, europe, usa, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Growing Pains Movie (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: "The Growing Pains Movie" is the first of two reunion movies based on the sitcom "Growing Pains". When the Seaver family reunites in Washington, D.C., to celebrate Jason (Alan Thicke) and Maggie's (Joanna Kerns) 30th ...
Plot: election campaign, political candidate, politics, political campaign, campaigning
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.3
 1K
The Love Bug (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The film opens with narration by Jim Douglas and "memory" clips from the first film. The narration ends saying Herbie is now owned by an arrogant Scotsman named Simon Moore III (John Hannah), who abuses and insults Herbie until Herbie ...
Style: not serious, humorous, exciting
Audience: family outing
Plot: family, adventure, contests and competitions, escapades, frame up, car chase, rivalry, journalism, silly humor, heroes, chases and races, down on your luck ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 6.7
 5K
Annie (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Eleven-year-old Annie has been living in an orphanage her whole life run by cruel Miss Hannigan. After unsuccessful escape attempts, Grace Farrell comes to take the child home to live two weeks with billionaire Oliver Warbucks during Christmas.
Style: semi serious, touching, realistic, humorous, feel good
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: orphan, adoption, friendship, punjab, family relations, friends, dishonesty, hopes, young heroes, life is a bitch, follow your dream, family ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Mr. Headmistress (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Tucker recently got out of prison, but is soon sought after by other bad men. So to escape them, he disguises himself as the new Headmistress of an all-girl school.
Plot: cross dressing, director, girls' school, jail, gender disguise, school, teacher
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Tower of Terror (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A disgraced reporter investigates an abandoned luxury hotel where five people mysteriously disappeared sixty years earlier.
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, twists and turns
Audience: horror for children
Plot: elevator, hollywood, hotel, ghost, halloween, crimes, supernatural ability, danger, supernatural, family problems, media, journalism ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.0
 2K
Toothless (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A female dentist is cast into limbo after her death in an accident and is given the assignment to act as the Tooth Fairy as her action to be admitted into heaven.
Style: feel good, semi serious, touching, humorous, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: afterlife, dentist, hopes, supernatural, family life, family relations, legends and myths, heroes, family, young heroes, romance, friendship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.2
 2K
Santa Who? (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Santa Claus develops amnesia after accidentally falling out of his sleigh and only the innocence of a small child can save him. Meanwhile, Santa has to battle the disbelief of a newsman.
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: santa claus, save the day, young heroes, friendship, disorder, family life, memory loss, family, family relations, holiday, friends, elf ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Princess of Thieves (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Sherwood forest has a courageous new hero - Gwyn, the daughter of Robin Hood. Possessing the cunning skills of her legendary father and the beauty and intelligence of her mother Maid Marian, Gwyn is anxious to follow in her father's footsteps. ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, tense, captivating, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: tough girl, heroes, robin hood, rescue, royal family, folk hero, good versus evil, dishonesty, assassination, escapades, adventure, woman fights a man ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.3
 2K
Oliver Twist (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Charles Dickens' classical story about the young orphan boy in 1837 England is again re-filmed in grand fashion. Richard Dreyfuss portrays Fagin, the unscrupulous leader of the young pick-pockets Oliver (Alex Trench) initially falls in with ...
Style: gloomy, sentimental, touching, serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, social decay, bittersweet, crimes, life is a bitch, young heroes, family, kidnapping, child in peril, coming of age, society, friendship ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1830s
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%