Movies like The Magic Show

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The Magic Show (1983)
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The Magic Show (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The Magic Show is a one-act musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Bob Randall. It starred magician Doug Henning. Produced by Edgar Lansbury, it opened on May 28, 1974 at the Cort Theatre in Manhattan, and ran for 1,920 performances, closing on December 31, 1978. Henning was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical and director Grover Dale was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical. In 2001, a filmed performance staged especially for the cameras in 1980, directed by Norman Campbell at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Toronto, was issued on DVD by Image Entertainment. This production, originally intended for cinema release, differed notably from the original Broadway production, with several of the most memorable songs, such as "West End Avenue" and "Solid Silver Platform Shoes", removed. Doug Henning reprised his original starring role, while Didi Conn co-starred as Cal.
Plot: magic, broadway, motorcycle, magician, lion, elephant, magic show

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, feel good and light films with plots about magic, love and romance, singing, love, song, lifestyle and dancing mostly in Comedy, Musical and Fantasy genres. Some movies like The Magic Show: David Blaine: Frozen in Time (2000), Sinderella and the Golden Bra (1964), Forever Plaid (2008), A Very Potter Musical (2009), Nunsense 3: The Jamboree (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, magic show, ice, magician, trick
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Sinderella and the Golden Bra (1964)
Genre: Comedy, Musical, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Prince David is having trouble finding a bride amongst the maidens of the village, so his father decides to hold a masked ball. Sinderella, an adopted French orphan, puts up with abuse from her stepmother and two stepsisters, and is not allowed to ...
Plot: magic, fairy, cinderella, lingerie, homosexual subtext, female nudity, stepmother, royalty, domestic violence, nudie cutie, nudity (full frontal - brief)
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87%
Forever Plaid (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Forever Plaid is an affectionate musical homage to the close-harmony 'guy groups' that reached the height of their popularity during the 1950s. This quartet of high-school chums, and their earnest dreams of recording an album, ended ...
Plot: singing, storyteller, quartet, life after death, road accident, car accident, singer, song
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61%
A Very Potter Musical (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 166 min.
Story: In April 2009, a group of University of Michigan students (Team StarKid) performed what was renamed "A Very Potter Musical", a two act musical parody that featured major elements from all seven Harry Potter books and an original score.
Style: melancholic, clever, funny, weird, lyrical ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: wizards, friendship, magic, obsession, adaptation, music, creativity, love, unlikely friendships, vengeance, catastrophe, storytelling ...
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60%
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Nunsense 3: The Jamboree (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Third in the Nunsense series of musicals.
Plot: puppet, mother superior, nun, broadway, amnesia, broadway musical, nun costume, catholic priest, nurse, monk, priest
Place: nashville tennessee
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58%
How to Stuff a Wild Bikini (1965)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When he's stationed in Tahiti, a sailor hires a witch doctor to keep an eye on his girlfriend.
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, offbeat, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: nothing goes right, youth, satire, wizards and magicians, friends, couples, motorcycle chase, beach, disorder, couple relations, infidelity, motorcycle ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 80s
Place: pacific ocean, tahiti, france, polynesia, tokyo ...
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55%
Penn & Teller: Off the Deep End (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Operating under the adage that wetter is better, Penn and Teller: Off the Deep End goes where no magic show has ever gone before--deep underwater on the floor of the Caribbean Sea! The original bad boys of magic, Penn & Teller, take their ...
Plot: magic show, strait jacket, aquarium, submarine, magic, shark, water slide, buffet, swimming underwater, handcuffed, scuba, splashed with water ...
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52%
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Nunsense (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: An unfortunate convent cooking accident causes most of the order of the Little Sisters of Hoboken to die of botulism. Before all of the deceased sisters can be buried, Reverend Mother Superior (Rue McClanahan) buys a camcorder and VCR for the ...
Plot: veil, nun, mother superior, monk, convent, novice, puppet, nun's habit, newcomer
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Magicians (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Musical, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 147 min.
Story: In a small Russian town, there is a Research Institute for magic. One of the witches, Alyona Sanina, is going to marry a guy named Ivan Puhov (not a magician). A jealous Apollon Sataneev tells her boss Kira Shemahandskaya that Sanina is going to ...
Style: fairy tale, sentimental, entertaining, captivating, suspense
Audience: family outing
Plot: magic, love, singing, new year, intrigue, spell, witch, conspiracy, science, wizards, institute, christmas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Hey Cinderella! (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 52 min.
Story: Hey Cinderella! is a one-hour Jim Henson special which tells a cracked version of the classic fairy tale. Cinderella lives with her wicked stepmother (as everyone who ever read the fairy tale knows), but what part of the story is never told is how ...
Style: fairy tale
Plot: french, monster, fairy godmother, magic, frog, muppets, prince
Place: europe, france
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45%
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Applause (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An aspiring actress, whose sugar-coated appearance belies her ruthless drive, worms herself into the life of an aging star and schemes to replace her on the stage as the star of a new play.
Plot: ambition, broadway musical, stabbing, brutality, diva, theater, betrayal, nipples visible through clothing, aspiring actress, star, actress
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43%
The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The town sheriff and a madame team up to stop a television evangelist from shutting down the local whorehouse, the famed "Chicken Ranch."
Style: humorous, sexy, satirical, entertaining, light ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: brothel, country, prostitute, governor, society, workplace, romance, prostitution, love affair, americana, odd couple, fighting the system ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa
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Once Upon a Mattress (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The second television adaptation of Once Upon a Mattress was broadcast on December 12, 1972, on CBS. This production, videotaped in color, included original Broadway cast members Burnett, Gilford and White, and also featured Bernadette Peters as ...
Style: fairy tale
Plot: princess, royalty, broadway, curse, marriage, prince, queen, king, unplanned pregnancy, royal romance
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Victor/Victoria (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: An out-of-work singer, Victoria Grant (Julie Andrews), meets a just-fired, flamboyant gay man in a diner in 1920's Paris. He convinces her to pretend to be a man who is a female impersonator in order to get a job. The act is a hit in a local ...
Style: stylized, humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: cross dressing, nightclub, jazz, singer, transvestism, make believe, gays and lesbians, battle of the sexes, lifestyle, gender, love and romance, hidden identity ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: paris france, france, europe, new york
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The Saddest Music in the World (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In Depression-era Winnipeg, a legless beer baroness hosts a contest for the saddest music in the world, offering a grand prize of $25,000. Contestants flock in from around the globe. Representing America is Chester Kent, a theatre producer who ...
Style: atmospheric, humorous, emotional, lyrical, talky ...
Audience: date night
Plot: dysfunctional family, jazz, couple relations, family problems, tragic hero, rivalry, love triangle, siblings relations, business venture, contests and competitions, ambition, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s, 1920s
Place: canada, ohio, albania, spain, scotland ...
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Under the Glacier (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Iceland
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A hapless guy from the city visits an isolated Icelandic seaside settlement. He gradually realizes that the seals are not what they seem, and that two of the inhabitants are magicians, vieing for the favour of a mysterious woman. Liberated from a ...
Plot: magic, shaman, female director, shapeshifting, duel
Place: iceland, scandinavia
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How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (1967)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A young but bright former window cleaner rises to the top of his company by following the advice of a book about ruthless advancement in business.
Style: witty, stylized, humorous, realistic, not serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: business, office, advertising, rise to the top, ambition, love and romance, couple relations, oldies, cons and scams, workplace romance, workplace situations, orchestral ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 1920s
Place: usa, new york
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Bye Bye Birdie (1963)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A singer goes to a small town for a performance before he is drafted
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, satirical
Plot: small town, ballet, farce, turtle, songwriter, secretary, singer, ambition, artists and showbiz, goofy hero, contests and competitions, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: ohio, usa, washington d.c., new york
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A Hard Day's Night (1964)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Capturing John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr in their electrifying element, 'A Hard Day's Night' is a wildly irreverent journey through this pastiche of a day in the life of The Beatles during 1964. The band ...
Style: feel good, witty, humorous, not serious, cult film ...
Plot: the beatles, backstage, culture clash, artists and showbiz, generation gap, fame, music, lifestyle, musician's life, rehearsal, adolescence, shaving ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, 70s
Place: england, london, europe, britain
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32%
Viva Las Vegas (1964)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Lucky Jackson arrives in town with his car literally in tow ready for the first Las Vegas Grand Prix - once he has the money to buy an engine. He gets the cash easily enough but mislays it when the pretty swimming pool manageress takes his mind off ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, offbeat, feel good ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: rock, romance, oldies, surfing, fall in love, instructor, couples, friends, lifestyle, ambition, partners, buddies ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 80s
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa, san francisco
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Fluffy (1965)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Comedy about a nutty professor and his pet lion.
Plot: lion, handcuffed together, handcuffed, sergeant, love, human animal relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A wily slave must unite a virgin courtesan and his young smitten master to earn his freedom.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, funny, talky ...
Plot: virgin, slavery, ancient rome, freedom, chase, love triangle, farce, husband wife relationship, cross dressing, culture clash, transformation, justice ...
Time: ancient history, 70s, 60s, 1960s
Place: italy, rome italy, europe
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31%
An Ordinary Miracle (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A wizard invents characters who all come to life and start to arrive at his house: a King, his servants, a princes, a bear trapped in a man's body - the usual lot. The Plot mainly rotates around the bear, who the wizard had turned into a man. ...
Style: humorous, stylized, entertaining, touching, surprise ending
Plot: spell, love, magic, bear, werewolf, princess, hunter, wizards, royal court, husband wife relationship, kiss, irony ...
Place: russia
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30%
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Into the Woods (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 153 min.
Story: Into the Woods takes the stories of the Brothers Grimm and gives them a dark and humorous twist. The popular tales of Red Ridinghood, Jack (of Beanstalk fame), Cinderella and Rapunzel are interwoven with that of the Baker and his Wife and their ...
Plot: little red riding hood, broadway musical, prince, live performance, cinderella, sleeping beauty
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30%
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Nuncrackers (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Third musical in the Nunsense series.
Plot: catholic schoolgirl, nutcracker, mother superior, nun's habit, convent, puppet, christmas, monk, nun, veil
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30%
Fancy Dancing (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A composer finds love with a co-worker after taking a job at his uncle's advertising agency.
Style: captivating, semi serious, humorous, touching, emotional ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: starting over, going straight, lifestyle, infidelity, custody, ambition, hopes, womanizer, romance, couples, parents and children, visitation rights ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
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30%
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Beach Ball (1965)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Edd Byrnes tries to get an ethnic-music-studies grant to buy instruments for his rock and roll group.
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, humorous, offbeat ...
Plot: beach, beach party, buddies, ambition, music, musician's life, mistaken identity, siblings relations, cons and scams, relationship vs career, rock, college ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
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Freak Dance (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A spoiled rich girl who wants to be a dancer finds herself caught into between two rival dance groups set to do battle at an underground competition.
Style: humorous, not serious, light, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: youth, artists and showbiz, dancer's life, rivalry, lifestyle, choreography, competition, dance contest, friendship, silly humor, parents and children, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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26%
At Long Last Love (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Four socialites unexpectedly clash: heiress Brooke Carter runs into gambler Johnny Spanish at the race track while playboy Michael O. Pritchard nearly runs into stage star Kitty O'Kelly with his car. Backstage at Kitty's show, it turns out ...
Style: feel good, stylized, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: gambling, fall in love, singer, artists and showbiz, master and servant, couples, show tunes, lifestyle, performer's life, romance, love and romance, friendship ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Mary Poppins Returns (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 130 min.
Story: In Depression-era London, a now-grown Jane and Michael Banks, along with Michael's three children, are visited by the enigmatic Mary Poppins following a personal loss. Through her unique magical skills, and with the aid of her friend Jack, she ...
Style: light, sincere, entertaining, atmospheric, stylized ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: magic, nanny, disney, family relations, female protagonist, housekeeper, family, discipline, kidnapping, maid, flying, imagination ...
Time: 1930s
Place: london, big ben london
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25%