Movies like The House with a Clock in Its Walls

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The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018)
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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 warlocks.
Style: psychotronic, entertaining, humorous, fairy tale, exciting, scenic, light, dark fantasy, whimsical
Audience: horror for children, kids, family outing
Plot: haunted house, magician, clock, uncle, wizards, secret passageway, orphan, spell, friendship, back from the dead, halloween, demon, warlock, magic, threat, ritual, fear, anger, book of magic, pumpkin, illusionist, school, house, neighbor, dog ...
Time: year 1955, 1950s, 50s
Place: germany, michigan

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Most similar movies to The House with a Clock in Its Walls

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out entertaining, humorous, fairy tale and exciting films with plots about magic, family, mentor, adventure, fantasy world, destiny and storytelling mostly in Family, Fantasy and Adventure genres. Some movies like The House with a Clock in Its Walls: The Haunted Mansion (2003), Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium (2007), Nanny McPhee (2005), Pan (2015), Hugo (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 152 min.
Story: Harry Potter has lived under the stairs at his aunt and uncle's house his whole life. But on his 11th birthday, he learns he's a powerful wizard -- with a place waiting for him at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. As he ...
Style: exciting, fairy tale, touching, dark fantasy, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, kids, pre-teens, family outing, girls' night
Plot: friendship, wizards and magicians, fantasy world, chosen one, good versus evil, school, magic, supernatural ability, magical, witch, wizards, boarding school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1991, year 1992, 90s ...
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Haunted Mansion (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Workaholic Jim Evers and his wife/business partner, Sara get a call one night from mansion owner, Edward Gracey wants to sell his house. Once the Evers family arrive at the mansion a butler takes them to dine with Gracey. Gracey takes one look at ...
Style: gothic, entertaining, scary, humorous, not serious ...
Audience: teens, horror for children, family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: haunted house, ghost, magic, reincarnation, family vacation, supernatural, family relations, estate, danger, workaholic, disorder, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Molly Mahoney is the awkward and insecure manager of Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium, the strangest, most fantastic, most wonderful toy store in the world. But when Mr. Magorium bequeaths the store to her, a dark and ominous change begins to ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, sweet, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: objects come to life, magic, miraculous event, accountant, friendship, family, mysterious character, prodigy, toys, boss and employee, fish out of water, curses spells and rituals ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 72K
Nanny McPhee (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Widower Cedric Brown hires Nanny McPhee to care for his seven rambunctious children, who have chased away all previous nannies. Taunted by Simon and his siblings, Nanny McPhee uses mystical powers to instill discipline. And when the children's ...
Style: fairy tale, touching, sweet, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night, teens
Plot: witch, nanny, mischievous children, family relations, curses spells and rituals, childhood, magic, parents and children, bully, family, family values, wizards and magicians ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, victorian, victorian era
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Pan (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK, Australia
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Living a bleak existence at a London orphanage, 12-year-old Peter finds himself whisked away to the fantastical world of Neverland. Adventure awaits as he meets new friend James Hook and the warrior Tiger Lily. They must band together to save ...
Style: fairy tale, visually appealing, stylized, exciting, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: fantasy world, orphan, magic, pirate, child protagonist, heroes, adventure, flying, imaginary kingdom, young heroes, mischievous children, danger ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 18th century, future
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: In 1926, Newt Scamander arrives at the Magical Congress of the United States of America with a magically expanded briefcase, which houses a number of dangerous creatures and their habitats. When the creatures escape from the briefcase, it sends the ...
Style: dark fantasy, fairy tale, psychotronic, entertaining, light ...
Plot: wizards, magic, magical creature, magic wand, fantasy world, teleportation, good versus evil, magician, witch, friendship, sorcerer, chase ...
Time: 1920s
Place: new york, usa, arizona, london, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 314K
Hugo (2011)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK, USA, France
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Orphaned and alone except for an uncle, Hugo Cabret lives in the walls of a train station in 1930s Paris. Hugo's job is to oil and maintain the station's clocks, but to him, his more important task is to protect a broken automaton and ...
Style: visually appealing, touching, sentimental, captivating, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: orphan, steampunk, adventure, filmmaking, magical, friendship, street kid, kids in trouble, hopes, destiny, robot, danger ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, post world war one, 1920s
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 325K
Jumanji (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When siblings Judy and Peter discover an enchanted board game that opens the door to a magical world, they unwittingly invite Alan -- an adult who's been trapped inside the game for 26 years -- into their living room. Alan's only hope for ...
Style: exciting, entertaining, humorous, offbeat, light ...
Audience: family outing, teens, pre-teens, kids, horror for children
Plot: fantasy world, adventure, board game, jungle, mischievous children, childhood, parallel world, getting home, disappearance, magic, danger, young heroes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 19th century, 60s, year 1995 ...
Place: usa, new hampshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, young heroes, magic, witch, supernatural ability, good versus evil, boarding school life, harry potter, chosen one, fantasy world ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, year 1993, year 1994 ...
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, wizards and magicians, magical, wizards, boarding school life, chosen one, magic wand, supernatural ability, harry potter, fantasy world, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, year 1993, year 1992 ...
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: dark fantasy, exciting, atmospheric, twists and turns, fairy tale ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: wizards and magicians, magical, chosen one, friendship, school, boarding school, contests and competitions, witch, magic, supernatural ability, boarding school life, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, 90s, year 1994 ...
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 85K
Goosebumps (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA, Australia, Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After moving to a small town, Zach Cooper finds a silver lining when he meets next door neighbor Hannah, the daughter of bestselling Goosebumps series author R.L. Stine. When Zach unintentionally unleashes real monsters from their manuscripts and ...
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, scary, entertaining ...
Audience: horror for children, pre-teens, teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: teenagers, monster, magic, good versus evil, adventure, werewolf, book, youth, imaginary, fantasy world, escapades, ventriloquist dummy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: maryland, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Neverending Story III (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young boy must restore order when a group of bullies steal the magical book that acts as a portal between Earth and the imaginary world of Fantasia.
Style: feel good, offbeat, stylized, semi serious, cult film ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: magic, good versus evil, imaginary kingdom, family, fantasy world, adventure, book, youth, heroes, escapades, friendship, heroic mission ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Gulliver's Travels (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Travel writer Lemuel Gulliver takes an assignment in Bermuda, but ends up on the island of Liliput, where he towers over its tiny citizens.
Style: humorous, not serious, exciting, satirical, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, teens
Plot: adventure, imaginary kingdom, princess, goofy hero, mysterious place, island, giant, imaginary, fish out of water, getting home, family, battles ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 18th century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 169K
Cinderella (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When her father unexpectedly passes away, young Ella finds herself at the mercy of her cruel stepmother and her daughters. Never one to give up hope, Ella's fortunes begin to change after meeting a dashing stranger in the woods.
Style: fairy tale, feel good, romantic, sweet, colourful ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: cinderella story, fall in love, cinderella, happy ending, disney, imaginary kingdom, love and romance, princess, prince, magic, hopes, rags to riches ...
Time: 17th century, 18th century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 47K
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, pre-teens, teens, horror for children
Plot: witch, hotel, adventure, good versus evil, magic, mouse, coven, young heroes, supernatural, chocolate, witches, heroic mission ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
Place: england, europe, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Three wealthy children's parents are killed in a fire. When they are sent to a distant relative, they find out that he is plotting to kill them and seize their fortune. This movie is extremely alarming, an expression which here means "a ...
Style: offbeat, exciting, semi serious, humorous, atmospheric ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: orphan, adventure, inheritance, danger, loss of parent, attempted murder, dishonesty, death in the family, young heroes, child in peril, siblings relations, arson ...
Time: 1940s
Place: peru
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: dark fantasy, exciting, serious, twists and turns, stylized ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: magical, witch, wizards and magicians, wizards, young heroes, magic, school, boarding school life, chosen one, supernatural ability, magic wand, good versus evil ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1996, 1990s, 90s ...
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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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, flying car, car accident, telekinesis, helicopter, family, adventure ...
Time: 1930s
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Balthazar Blake is a master sorcerer in modern-day Manhattan trying to defend the city from his arch-nemesis, Maxim Horvath. Balthazar can't do it alone, so he recruits Dave Stutler, a seemingly average guy who demonstrates hidden potential, as ...
Style: exciting, gothic, stylized, entertaining, fairy tale ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: witch, good versus evil, wizards and magicians, magical, magic, training, curses spells and rituals, apprentice, sorcerer, adventure, supernatural ability, sorceress ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, middle ages, 8th century, year 2000 ...
Place: new york, usa, empire state building manhattan new york city, india, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.4
 4K
Magic Camp (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Andy, at the urging of his former mentor and Magic Camp owner Roy Preston, returns to the camp of his youth hoping to reignite his career. Instead, he finds inspiration in his ragtag bunch of rookie magicians.
Style: captivating, enigmatic, atmospheric, fairy tale, disturbing ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: summer camp, magic trick, disneyland, family, camp, magic, mentor, camp counselor, magician, illusion, illusionist, children ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
A Simple Wish (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Murray is a male fairy godmother, and he is trying to help 8-year-old Anabel to fulfil her "simple wish" - that her father Oliver, who is a cab driver, would win the leading role in a Broadway musical. Unfortunately, Murray's magic ...
Style: fairy tale, feel good, humorous, semi serious, funny ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: magic, fairy godmother, family, imaginary, rivalry, supernatural ability, down on your luck, wish come true, mischievous children, parents and children, father daughter relationship, satire ...
Place: new york, nebraska, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Oz the Great and Powerful (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Oscar Diggs, a small-time circus illusionist and con-artist, is whisked from Kansas to the Land of Oz where the inhabitants assume he's the great wizard of prophecy, there to save Oz from the clutches of evil.
Style: fairy tale, light, colourful, entertaining, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, witch, circus, wizards, adventure, magic, magic trick, wizards and magicians, good versus evil, prophecy, illusion, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s
Place: kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Bogus (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Recently orphaned, a young boy is taken in by his godmother who is shocked to realize that she can see the boy's imaginary friend: a flamboyant, French magician named Bogus.
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night, teens
Plot: imaginary friend, friendship, magic, orphan, circus, family, bittersweet, fish out of water, wizards and magicians, friends, disorder, social misfits ...
Place: new jersey, las vegas, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Good Boy! (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An intergalactic dog pilot from Sirius (the dog star), visits Earth to verify the rumors that dogs have failed to take over the planet.
Style: sentimental, entertaining, thought provoking, tense, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night, teens
Plot: talking dog, outer space, dog, space and aliens, friendship, pets, space travel, human animal relationship, mission, mentor, benign alien, family ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Little Monsters (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young boy is scared of the monster under his bed. He asks his 6th grade brother to swap rooms for the night as a bet that the monster really exists. Soon the brother becomes friends with the monster and discovers a whole new world of fun and games ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, light, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, horror for children, pre-teens, family outing, teens
Plot: friendship, monster, young heroes, family, adventure, mischievous children, fish out of water, curses spells and rituals, supernatural ability, imaginary, best friends, child as adult ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Inside a snowflake exists the magical land of Whoville. In Whoville, live the Whos, an almost mutated sort of Munchkin-like people. All the Whos love Christmas, yet just outside of their beloved Whoville lives the Grinch. The Grinch is a nasty ...
Style: fairy tale, stylized, humorous, semi serious, whimsical ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, imaginary kingdom, santa claus, village, redemption, male protagonist, holiday, materialism, rescue, family, disorder, social misfits ...
Time: 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, sentimental, exciting, touching, feel good ...
Plot: imagination, orphan, secret, animals, old mansion, garden, magical, post war, estate, family, adventure, escape from reality ...
Time: 19th century, 1940s, post world war two, year 1947
Place: yorkshire, england, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Little Witch (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany, Switzerland
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The little witch really wants to dance with the other witches in the Walpurgis night, but she is only 127 years old and thus far too young for it. She tries to secretly sneak into the party but is caught doing so, and as a punishment, she has to ...
Style: fairy tale, light, captivating, colourful, exciting ...
Audience: kids
Plot: witch, raven, child in peril, obsessive quest, talking to an animal, magic, redheaded woman, magical, evil witch, spell, female protagonist, good versus evil ...
Place: germany, central europe, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Little Vampire (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany, Netherlands, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Based on the popular books, the story tells of Tony who wants a friend to add some adventure to his life. What he gets is Rudolph, a vampire kid with a good appetite. The two end up inseparable, but their fun is cut short when all the hopes of the ...
Style: feel good, humorous, entertaining, melancholic, offbeat ...
Audience: family outing, kids, horror for children, pre-teens, teens
Plot: vampire, friendship, imaginary, family, vampire hunter, siblings relations, small town life, child protagonist, boy, supernatural, adventure, heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%