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The Effects of Magic (1998)
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The Effects of Magic (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: "The effects of magic begin with misdirection, the rest is in the hands of the magician." Roody, son of a great and absentee magician, runs a costume company with his slightly eccentric mother. But his pet rabbit (who narrates the story) decides it's time Roody had a change from business and entertaining the little neighbor girl with slight of hand tricks he stores in the basement. So, the bunny arrages for him to meet a young woman who could also use a alternate from the way her life has been going. However, all plans are put off when Roody's father returns for the mysterious magic cabinet that used to be part of his act. With all these twists in his life, Roody starts to remember how magic can effect everyone.
Style: humorous, twists and turns, touching, feel good, semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: adventure, family, heroes, family relations, wizards and magicians, prodigy, parents and children, pets, amateur detective, heroic mission, criminal heroes, siblings relations, reunion, magic, magician, halloween, illusion, rabbit, father son relationship, costume

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Most similar movies to The Effects of Magic

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out feel good, semi serious, humorous and touching films with plots about family, family relations, adventure, escapades, heroes, danger and youth mostly in Family, Fantasy and Adventure genres. Some movies like The Effects of Magic: Secret of the Andes (1998), Hildegarde, a Duck Down Under (2001), A Dog's Tale (2000), The Usual Children (1997), Harry and the Hendersons (1987). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Secret of the Andes (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Argentina, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Cusi is a 20th century Incan boy who lives in a high mountain valley with an old llama herder named Chuto. Chuto raised Cusi in a traditional Incan fashion, although the Spanish culture was prevalent in Peru since the conquest of the Incan Empire. ...
Style: feel good, touching, semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: escapades, adventure, adventurer, superhuman powers, rivalry, family, fish out of water, parents and children, family relations, mountain, village life, down on your luck ...
Place: latin america, argentina, andes mountains, colombia, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Hildegarde, a Duck Down Under (2001)
Genre: Family, Adventure
Country: Australia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A family's adventure to save one of their own - their beloved pet duck.
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, semi serious
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family relations, young heroes, adventure, heroes, rescue, pets, youth, danger, family life, brother brother relationship, smuggling, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
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A Dog's Tale (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Anything is possible when the Professor tells Tim about a supernova that grants wishes. Unfortunately, when Tim's wish doesn't go as planned, he finds himself in a dog's body!
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, touching, exciting
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: mischievous children, adventure, wish come true, escapades, heroes, treasure hunt, danger, family life, hopes, daring rescue, child as adult, youth ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
Snow White: The Fairest of Them All (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Canada, Germany, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Snow White's mother dies during childbirth, leaving baby Snow and father John for dead on an icy field, who then receives a visit from one of Satan's representatives, granting him three wishes.
Style: fairy tale, semi serious, touching, feel good, humorous
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: snow white, adventure, imaginary kingdom, evil witch, good versus evil, imaginary, leadership, romance, danger, heroic mission, parents and children, curses spells and rituals ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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The Usual Children (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The night before Christmas, dad has to stop his two excited children from fighting. But Scoop hates his sister Hela and wishes her dead. Everything they say and do comes true in an unreal parallel world. Hela decides to become a Ghost and haunt ...
Style: serious, feel good, humorous, offbeat, touching
Plot: family relations, ghost, adventure, soldier, scoop, siblings relations, teaching the ways of the world, parents and children, father daughter relationship, pursuit, brother sister relationship, surrealism ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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 ⇓
73%
Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: An all-new Disney holiday classic is born - Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups. Starring a brand-new litter of the cutest talking pups ever - Hope, Jingle, Charity, and Noble - it's perfect for the whole family. When Mrs. Claus travels to Pineville, ...
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, semi serious, sincere ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: santa claus, dog, christmas, adventure, family relations, stowaway, family, disorder, youth, friends, pets, animal life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Five Children and It (2004)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: France, UK, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A Psammead is 'It', an ancient, irritable, ugly sand fairy, which five children find one day in a gravel pit. As a reward for finding him, It grants the children one wish a day, the results of which will last until sunset.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, entertaining, offbeat ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: wish fulfillment, adventure, heroes, young heroes, mischievous children, youth, disorder, rivalry, danger, supernatural, parents and children, fish out of water ...
Time: 1910s, year 1917
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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The Legend of Galgameth (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Romania, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The kingdom of Donnegold is being subverted from within, and young prince Davin must defend against the traitors with the help of a legendary, metal-eating dragon called Galgameth.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: love and romance, escapades, youth, family, betrayal, friends, family relations, heroic mission, true love, cinderella story, teenage life, imaginary kingdom ...
Time: middle ages
Place: europe, romania
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective Jr. (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: "I will try to be normal" 12-year-old Ace Ventura Jr. promises. Thats cool, except whats normal for him is finding missing mutts, kidnapped kitties or gone gators and creating hilarious chaos every step of the way.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: escapades, adventure, rescue, obsessive quest, danger, disorder, uncover truth, family, pets, private detective, heroes, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Santa Buddies (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When Puppy Paws (the fun-loving son of Santa Paws) gets bored, he finds Budderball on Santa's naughty list and figures he's just the dog to show him how to be an ordinary pup. When the magical Christmas Icicle starts to melt however, and ...
Style: feel good, sweet, light, fairy tale, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: christmas, santa claus, adventure, dog, save the day, hopes, pets, holiday, christmas movie, owner dog relationship, christmas present, best friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
The Dirt Bike Kid (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When his mother sends Jack off with money to buy groceries, he comes home with a magic supercharged dirt bike instead. His mother is furious, but when Jack uses the magic bike to save the local hot dog stand from the clutches of corrupt big ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: teenage life, heroic mission, miraculous event, adventure, family, escapades, rivalry, young heroes, save the day, supernatural, heroes, family relations ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Little Hercules in 3-D (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Little Hercules travels from Mt. Olympus to live life as a mortal in Los Angeles.
Style: serious, tense, feel good, light, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: greek god, adventure, danger, heroes, dangerous attraction, heroic mission, friends, friendship, father son relationship, family life, family, escapades ...
Time: 2000s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 4.8
 3K
Air Buddies (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Here’s the delightful tale of teamwork and adventure your whole family will love! Air Bud is the proud father of five adorable puppies - the hip-hopping B-Dawg, lovely Rosebud, mellow Buddha, dirt-loving Mudbud, and the big fella Budderball - with ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, feel good
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: puppy, pets, golden retriever, family, partners, adventure, buddies, animal life, friendship, odd couple, daring rescue, youth ...
Time: 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
The Incredible Elephant (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Tormented by a giant bully and dealing with the loss of his mom, young Daniel wishes for a special pet to have by his side. After discovering Lumpy-a real, live elephant-in his backyard, it's as if his wish has come true...until his dad ships ...
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, sincere, offbeat
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: pets, family relations, wish come true, elephant, magic, young heroes, adventure, youth, single parent, family, best friends, hopes ...
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Gnome-Mobile (1967)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An eccentric millionaire and his grandchildren are embroiled in the plights of some forest gnomes who are searching for the rest of their tribe. While helping them, the millionaire is suspected of being crazy because he's seeing gnomes! ...
Style: humorous, touching, feel good, semi serious, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: car chase, kidnapping, mental institution, family, adventure, chase, magic, good versus evil, animal life, family relations, disorder, friends ...
Place: california, usa, san francisco, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Halloweentown II: Kalabar's Revenge (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: The Cromwell clan live in the real world, except for their grandmother who lives in Halloweentown, a place where monsters go to escape reality. But now the son of the Cromwells' old enemy Kalabar has a plan to use the grandmother's book to ...
Style: stylized, exciting, semi serious, humorous, offbeat
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, horror for children
Plot: hereditary gift of witchcraft, warlock, witch, magic, halloween, heroes, adventure, friends, religions or cults, curses spells and rituals, supernatural, imaginary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Good Witch's Wonder (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Cassie Nightingale (Bell) finds herself with only days to plan her stepson Brandon's (Knight) wedding to Tara (Leggat) when the happy couple unexpectedly pushes up the date for their big day. Meanwhile, Martha (Disher), the newly elected mayor ...
Style: feel good, touching, semi serious
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: wizards and magicians, uncover truth, friendship, family, family relations, small town, small town life, imaginary, social relations, friends, party, smuggling ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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A Halloween Puppy (2012)
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A boy accidentally turns his mom's boyfriend into a dog.
Style: feel good, humorous, light, captivating, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: halloween, human becomes animal, human becoming an animal, family, curses spells and rituals, youth, best friends, magic, dog, family relations, friendship, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Kids World (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, New Zealand
Duration: 93 min.
Story: What would you wish for if you were eleven and could have anything in the world? Your parents don't understand you. Your teenage brother is constantly getting you in trouble...for things he did! You're in love with the twelve-year-old girl ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, suspense
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, mischievous children, young heroes, friendship, teenage life, experiment gone awry, child as adult, best friends, youth, disorder, family life, wish come true ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Hansel and Gretel (1987)
Genre: Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Hansel and Gretel tells the tale of two young children driven from home by their scolding mother. Losing their way in the dark forest they stumble upon the cottage of a kindly old woman. But is this kindly old woman everything she seems...?
Style: fairy tale, humorous, stylized, feel good, semi serious
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: curses spells and rituals, youth, adventure, siblings relations, wizards and magicians, danger, escapades, evil witch, in the woods, parents and children, child in peril, family relations ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Crystalstone (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Spain, UK, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Deserted by their father and with their mother dead, nine-year-old Pablo and his little sister Maria refuse to be separated from each other by their caretaker aunt. With a cross as their guide, they embark on a perilous, but ultimately rewarding ...
Style: exciting, touching, semi serious
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: pirate, orphan, treasure hunt, family, supernatural ability, adventure, escapades, heroes, danger, drunkard, gem, captain ...
Time: 1900s
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Hermie & Friends: A Fruitcake Christmas (2005)
Genre: Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious, offbeat
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, toddlers
Plot: heroes, family life, disorder, friends, danger, escapades, christmas, family relations, pets, family, computer animation, caterpillar
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Tommy Tricker and the Stamp Traveller (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When the joker Tommy Tricker plays some practical jokes on some of his friends, his best friend Ralph, a stamp collector, discovers the secret of "stamp travel" to make him travel around the world on a stamp to bring back the mysterious ...
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: friends, family relations, miniaturization, part animation, wish come true, disorder, rescue, family, danger, imaginary, heroes, memory loss ...
Place: australia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Help! I've Shrunk the Family (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Seven-year-old Johannes Blom gets blown away when he discovers a little man in the kitchen cupboard, hidden behind the peanut butter jar. He’s even more astonished when he realizes that this little man, ‘Wiplala’, has magical powers. When ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, captivating, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, fish out of water, supernatural, escapades, family, disorder, shrinking, miniaturization, boy, wizards, supernatural ability, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.3
 12K
Santa Claus (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The first half of this film, set hundreds of years ago, shows how the old man who eventually became Santa Claus was given immortality and chosen to deliver toys to all the children of the world. The second half moves into the modern era, in which ...
Style: humorous, feel good, exciting, semi serious, offbeat ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: christmas, santa claus, family, adventure, holiday, village, heroic mission, village life, fish out of water, disorder, against the odds, cons and scams ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Once in a Blue Moon (1995)
Genre: Family, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Late-1960s suburban Canadian children work on building a rocket vessel, with the intention of delivering one or two neighborhood children to the moon, whilst dealing with social issues of the coming-of-age, orphan-hood and family veins.
Style: semi serious, touching, feel good, sentimental, stylized ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: moon, rocket, siblings relations, family relations, family, escapades, obsessive quest, youth, adventure, eccentric family, adoption, family life ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Magic in the Water (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Radio psychologist Jack Black takes his children Joshua and Ashley on a 'vacation' to a lake in British Columbia. While he grinds away at work the children discover that the famous local lake monster "Orky" may not be just a ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family relations, vacation, lake, children, creature, family life, resort, legends and myths, river, toxic, estrangement, lake or river ...
Place: british columbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.1
 74K
Inkheart (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany, UK, USA, Italy
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The adventures of a father and his young daughter, in their search for a long lost book that will help reunite a missing, close relative.
Style: touching, exciting, serious, tense, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, horror for children, kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: adventure, adventurer, fictional reality, wizards, parents and children, imaginary, book, young heroes, family, disappearance, family relations, writers ...
Time: middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Castle Ra-Tim-Bum (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Brazil
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A young wizard must create new spells in his magic book before the planets align. His uncle and aunt, powerful mages themselves, help him achieve that. Based on the award-winning Brazilian TV series.
Style: semi serious, exciting, feel good, humorous
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family relations, danger, imaginary, family, eccentric family, curses spells and rituals, family life, palaces castles and temples, wizards and magicians, escapades, heroes, supernatural ability ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%