Movies like The Magic Quill

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The Magic Quill (2018)
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The Magic Quill (2018)
Original name: Čertí brko
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia, Denmark
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A fairy tale, featuring the landlady Margaret, the devil Boniface, the bribable councilors Fake and Chatterbox and the lazy tailor Greasy. In Hell, the devils have a quill that writes human sins into the Book of Sins and the devils go and pull the sinners down to Helll. One day, Boniface goes on Earth, Greasy the Tailor steals the quill from him. The Devils back in Hell think nobody is sinning and everything is all topsy-turvy. Boniface admits to Margaret that he is responsible for the whole mess. Together, they not only save the town of Pytlov from destruction, but Boniface learns what true love is.
Style: psychotronic, humorous, psychological, light, feel good, fairy tale, allegory
Plot: unrequited love, socially awkward, thief, love triangle, secret, alcohol, justice, father daughter relationship, father son relationship, drunkenness, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, husband wife relationship, rivalry, mistaken identity, cultural difference, romantic rivalry, co worker co worker relationship, failed expectations, character says i'm sorry, teenager, dog, fight, magic, devil, money ...
Place: central europe

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Most similar movies to The Magic Quill

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, light, psychotronic and feel good films with plots about rivalry, chase, magic, father daughter relationship, teenage girl, family relations and rivals mostly in Comedy, Fantasy and Family genres. Some movies like The Magic Quill: Crazy Kingdom (2016), The True Knight (2016), The Promised Princess (2016), The Midsummer Wreath (2015), What Men Want (2018). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Crazy Kingdom (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Czech Republic
Story: By some quirk of fate, the two small-time thieves and the spoiled princess find themselves in the Black Forest full of magic beings who believe that everyone has a chance to mend his ways. However, sometimes even the best intentions need to take a ...
Style: fairy tale, psychotronic
Plot: royal family, kingdom, criminal, friendship between men, absurdism, fairy godmother, fairy, supernatural power, thief, absurd humor, magic, con men ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The True Knight (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Czech Republic
Story: The king is returning from war - and awaiting him at home is a great surprise: he has a son - though one a bit different than the king - a true knight - had expected. He loves music and literature, and is the very opposite of his father.
Style: fairy tale, exciting, humorous, captivating, psychotronic
Plot: supernatural power, missing person, rivalry, princess, machismo, magical power, disguise, curse, evil sorcerer, intrigue, magic, king ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
The Promised Princess (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A narrative fairy tale in which golden-haired princess Radost is promised as wife to a pirate. Will brave Jirík fulfill three tasks, defeat the suitor, keep his promise and bring Radost to his cruel prince?
Style: psychotronic, twists and turns, tense, suspense, humorous
Plot: photographer, king, husband wife relationship, supernatural power, queen, rivals, kidnapped, chase, mother daughter relationship, princess, animal human communication, father daughter relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
The Midsummer Wreath (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Princess Verunka's marriage is to save the kingdom, impoverished as a result of its ruler's crazy ideas. She's not hard up for suitors: there's a talented poet, twins - one a general, the other a composer - as well as a ...
Style: psychotronic, fairy tale, humorous, light, feel good
Plot: family relations, schizophrenia, rivalry, tradition, princess, scientist, teacher, schizophrenic, father daughter relationship, mathematician, envy, mathematics ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 6.2
 278
What Men Want (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The charismatic and self-confident man, Karel Král, is the editor-in-chief of men's magazine. Although a chauvinistic type, he is very popular with women. However, he struggles in his personal life. He frequently argues with his ex-wife over ...
Style: humorous, witty, topical humor, funny, psychotronic
Plot: husband wife relationship, new job, psychiatrist, employer employee relationship, co worker co worker relationship, revenge, father daughter relationship, pregnancy, fish out of water, teenage girl, ex husband ex wife relationship, loss of job ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: prague, central europe, europe, prague czech republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 4.6
 42
The Spooks (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Czech Republic
Style: psychotronic, humorous, twists and turns, light, captivating
Plot: husband wife relationship, fish out of water, jealous woman, school, rivalry, missing person, small town, employer employee relationship, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, teacher, husband wife conflict, family relations ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Princess and the Scribe (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Pranks and horseplay are what royal scribe Janek and princess Amálka amuse themselves with most of the time. Preparations for a grand party are in full swing at the castle, and everything appears to be bathing in sunshine. Until a dark cloud ...
Style: fairy tale, humorous, talky, atmospheric, light ...
Plot: kingdom, princess, group of friends, class differences, missing person, mysterious man, missing child, kidnapper, king, father daughter relationship, father son reunion, employer employee relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
The Girl on the Broomstick (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Dívka na koštěti or The Girl on the Broomstick is a 1972 Czechoslovak fantasy-comedy film directed by Václav Vorlíček. It tells a story of a teenage witch, Saxana (played by Petra Černocká), frozen in time as a punishment for 300 years, who ...
Style: fairy tale, cult film, psychotronic
Audience: teen comedy
Plot: vampire, absurdism, magic, locked room, cleaning lady, human becoming an animal, screaming woman, camera shot of bare feet, troublemaker, mental patient, innkeeper, neighbor neighbor relationship ...
Place: central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Sabrina the Teenage Witch (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada, Hungary
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A girl, sent by her parents to live with her two eccentric aunts, finds out on her sixteenth birthday that she is a witch
Style: not serious, humorous, feel good, touching, tv series pilot ...
Audience: teen comedy, teens, kids, family outing, girls' night ...
Plot: wizards and magicians, high school, teenager, hereditary gift of witchcraft, magic, witch, supernatural ability, eccentric family, aunt niece relationship, teenage life, secret, social relations ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.0
 864
Dismissal (2017)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Argentina, Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A successful Spanish executive from a telecommunications company working in Argentina is about to face the most important week of his life, but all his plans will be sabotaged by an eccentric character who will make his week a living hell…
Style: humorous, feel good, unusual plot structure, light, contemplative
Plot: rivalry, co worker co worker relationship, talking to self, father son relationship, manipulation, adultery, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, employer employee relationship, greedy man, failed expectations, malice, tractor ...
Place: buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Waiter, Scarper! (1981)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: It is the story of a man who had financial troubles. He was married several times and had to pay for several kids. He wanted to earn some extra money by playing in a cafe. But one drunken guest supposes he is a waiter and pays his bill to him. So ...
Style: cult film
Plot: female objectification, dual identity, male in bathtub, debt, lack of money, chase, reunion, seductive woman, playing violin, high school teacher, fantasizing, disguise ...
Place: prague, prague czechoslovakia, prague czech republic, central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.1
 142
The Magic Book (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Czech Republic, Germany
Duration: 80 min.
Story: An evil witch is trying to steal a magic purse possessed by the local ruler. Thanks to Princess Blanka's love, Prince Petr wins out over the witch.
Style: fairy tale, psychotronic
Plot: spell, supernatural power, princess, disguise, rivalry, swing, inventor, rivals, wallet, antagonist as protagonist, marketplace, book of magic ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.1
 1K
May Who? (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Thailand
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Pong is a high-school geek who belongs to a group of high school outcasts known as the “Invisibles”, and enjoys letting his imagination run wild by drawing cartoons. May-Who is also one of the “Invisibles” and has an extraordinary secret: ...
Style: captivating, semi serious, humorous, sincere, psychotronic
Audience: teen comedy
Plot: secret, socially awkward, teenage boy, teenage girl, love triangle, friendship, low self esteem, prank, electrocution, shyness, school, supernatural ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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: stylized, humorous, semi serious, fairy tale, whimsical ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, imaginary kingdom, santa claus, village, redemption, holiday, materialism, rescue, family, disorder, social misfits, fish out of water ...
Time: 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 7.0
 156
Crown Prince (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Somewhere in the Forbidden Forest lives a wicked sorcerer Kruciatus (Josef Abrhám). One hundred years ago he tried to destroy a kingdom now ruled by King Alexander (Jaromír Hanzlík), who has two sons - the heir of the throne Prince Jan (Patrik ...
Style: fairy tale, psychotronic
Plot: warlock, dragon, father son relationship, prince, armor, wedding, horse riding, tournament, border, knight, magical potion, kidnapping ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Watermill Princess (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A young man Jindrich goes looking for a princess only to find a girl in the country mill.
Style: fairy tale
Plot: witch, supernatural power, barefoot male, lake, village, rivalry, voyeurism, farmer, voyeur, homoeroticism, gay subtext, devil ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Ernest Saves Christmas (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When Santa Claus decides to retire and pass on his magic bag of Christmas surprises to a new Saint Nick, he enlists the aid of a hilarious assortment of characters. A perky teen runaway and hapless taxi driver Ernest P. Worrell must convince a ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, light, melancholic ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, teens, family outing
Plot: christmas, holiday, family, family relations, save the day, prank, mischievous children, when the parents are away, fish out of water, misfit, goofy hero, nothing goes right ...
Time: 80s, year 1988
Place: orlando florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Harry and the Hendersons (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Returning from a hunting trip in the forest, the Henderson family's car hits an animal in the road. At first they fear it was a man, but when they examine the "body" they find it's a "bigfoot". They think it's dead ...
Style: touching, humorous, feel good, melancholic, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: wildlife, sasquatch, fish out of water, family, adventure, friendship, parents and children, hunting, family relations, kindness, vegetarian, bigfoot ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, seattle washington, seattle, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
In Family I Trust (2019)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Spain
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Bea is a successful architect who lives in Barcelona (Catalonia, northeast to Spain) with her boyfriend and boss, Víctor, a CEO of an important company. During a night celebration of an important contract signed to make a skyscraper designed by ...
Style: sincere, light, humorous, captivating, neurotic
Plot: secret, father daughter relationship, little girl, posing for a photograph, baby, marriage proposal, painting, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, portrait painting, rivalry, girl ...
Time: contemporary
Place: barcelona, barcelona spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 4.3
 865
School Spirit (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The only thing keeping Billy Batson from the girl of his dreams is one little condom -- or rather the lack of one. Lucky Billy finds one at an all-night roadhouse -- but speeding back to his girl, he is killed in a head-on collision with a truck. ...
Style: psychotronic, sex comedy, cult film
Audience: teen comedy
Plot: invisibility, condom, school, ghost, taking off shirt, roommate, old woman, blackout, being followed, arrest, neighbor, arrested ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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: fairy godmother, magic, 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 ⇓
60%
 6.2
 405
Insect (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The Dung Beetle is late, the Parasite is asleep and Mrs Larva is more interested in her knitting than the director’s instructions. It’s clear: this amateur theatre company has a long way to go before they can perform their version of The Insect ...
Style: dark humor, psychotronic, allegory, humorous, stylized ...
Plot: beetle, hallucination, cockroach, insect, transformation, surrealism, film within a film, blood, husband wife relationship, director, actor playing himself, killer ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 7.8
 62K
Paddington 2 (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, France, USA, China, Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Paddington, now happily settled with the Browns, picks up a series of odd jobs to buy the perfect present for his Aunt Lucy, but it is stolen.
Style: funny, exciting, touching, feel good
Audience: family outing
Plot: bear, animals, friendship, false accusation, family relations, trust, treasure hunt, deception, jail, prisoner, talking animals, window washer ...
Place: london, peru, big ben london, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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The Santa Clause 2 (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Better watch out! The big guy in red is coming to town once again. This time, Scott Calvin -- also known as Santa Claus -- finds out there's an obscure clause in his contract requiring him to take on a wife. He has to leave the North Pole to ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers, kids, girls' night ...
Plot: toys, santa claus, magic, christmas, holiday, prank, christmas party, family, chaos, disorder, mistaken identity, christmas eve ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Doctor Dolittle (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A successful physician and devoted family man, John Dolittle (Eddie Murphy) seems to have the world by the tail, until a long suppressed talent he possessed as a child, the ability to communicate with animals is suddenly reawakened with a vengeance! ...
Style: light, funny, emotional, melancholic, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, date night, pre-teens, girls' night ...
Plot: animal human communication, veterinarian, father son relationship, father daughter relationship, clinic, friendship, doctor, dog, african american, talking animals, dysfunctional family, guinea pig ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 4.7
 708
Dog Gone (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A courageous boy battles a gang of bumbling thieves to rescue a dog carrying a fortune in stolen diamonds.
Style: humorous, feel good, entertaining, light, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: caper, dog, rescue, disorder, rivalry, escapades, crime gone awry, adventure, stash, heist, odd couple, nothing goes right ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
An Angel of the Lord (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A screwup angel is exiled from the Heaven down to Earth, incarnated as a beggar.
Style: fairy tale, humorous, sincere, captivating, light
Plot: angel, heaven, god, devil, love, hourglass, church, beggar, virgin mary, czech village, christmas, choir ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 4.4
 7K
Ghost Dad (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Elliot Hopper is a widower with three children, he is currently working on a deal. It seems like his wife illness was very costly and this deal could put them out of the red. However he gets into a cab that is driven by a maniac, and Elliot crashes ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, entertaining, cult film ...
Audience: girls' night, kids
Plot: afterlife, ghost, supernatural, parents and children, laboratory, family life, parent child relationship, death, single father, scientist, happy ending, justice ...
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.3
 289
The Big Wash (1968)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Sickened to see his students always sleeping in class, a teacher with a colleague and an anarchist start a war against the television. They climbed on Paris roofs to coat the T.V. antennas with a special product cutting the signal reception.
Plot: reading a book, knocking on a door, manipulation, taking off shoes, gang, media manipulation, cigar smoking, frontier justice, snoring, taking a bath, underage smoking, singing in a car ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 3.8
 2K
Gordy (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A talking pig named Gordy becomes involved in a quest to save his family from the slaughterhouse.
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, light, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: pig, on the road, rescue, animal life, heroic mission, danger, farm, friendship, talking animals, adventure, journey, kids and family ...
Place: st. louis missouri, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%