Movies like The Mysterious Stranger

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The Mysterious Stranger (1982)
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The Mysterious Stranger (1982)
Genre: Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: West Germany, Austria, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The film version of the same-titled book by Mark Twain. A young printer's apprentice imagines himself back in the days of Guttenberg, helping him to print the Bible. The next thing he knows he has conjured up a young spirit from the future who casts spells over striking printers and causes general mischief.
Style: exciting, stylized, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: printer, time travel, adventure, family, heroes, sent to the past, wizards and magicians, superhuman powers, good versus evil, dream come true, danger, daydreamer, imaginary, curses spells and rituals, escapades, rivalry, mysterious character, palaces castles and temples, spirit, magic, castle, mark twain, spell, unhappiness
Time: 15th century
Place: missouri, europe, austria

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Most similar movies to The Mysterious Stranger

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out semi serious, exciting, humorous and captivating films with plots about escapades, adventure, imaginary, family, rivalry, heroes and danger mostly in Fantasy, Family and Adventure genres. Some movies like The Mysterious Stranger: The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2001), The Dragon Pearl (2011), Mystery Monsters (1997), Twitches Too (2007), Mega Mindy en de Snoepbaron (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Mystical Adventures of Billy Owens (2008)
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: Canada
Duration: 80 min.
Story: When Billy turns 11 on November 11 he realises he is no ordinary boy.
Style: exciting, semi serious, suspenseful, captivating
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: legends and myths, danger, adventure, imaginary, good versus evil, heroes, youth, family, young heroes, wizards and magicians, birthday, escapades ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Every hundred years, the evil sorceress Morgana returns to claim Fingall's talisman from Merlin, with which she intends to destroy the world. For the last fourteen hundred years she has failed... now she intends to conquer all. Young Ben Clark ...
Style: semi serious, captivating, colourful, exciting, psychotronic
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: heroes, save the world, good versus evil, adventure, superhuman powers, wizards and magicians, danger, imaginary, escapades, imaginary kingdom, curses spells and rituals, legends and myths ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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 ⇓
80%
Search for the Jewel of Polaris: Mysterious Museum (1999)
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: Romania, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: While visiting a museum, two siblings Ben and Kim a fierce electrical storm creates a passage between the real world and worlds within the paintings. They are magically whisked through time to the 1600's and find they must square off against a ...
Style: stylized, humorous, exciting
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: time travel, painting, lightning, jewel, jewelry, escapades, imaginary, rivalry, wizards and magicians, teleportation, village life, siblings relations ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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The Dragon Pearl (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Australia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When teenagers JOSH (Louis Corbett) and LING (Li Lin Jin) join their respective parents, CHRIS (Sam Neill) and Dr LI (Wang Ji) on an archaeological dig in China they encounter something trapped beneath a temple beyond their wildest imagination. A ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, exciting, humorous, offbeat ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: ancient mystery, legends and myths, adventure, heroic mission, teenage life, supernatural, child as adult, wish come true, imaginary, youth, danger, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Mystery Monsters (1997)
Genre: Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Tommy has just joined the cast of the top-rated kids' show, "Captain Mike's Mystery Monsters," and is anxious to find out just how the special effects crew gets the monsters to work. Imagine his surprise when he discovers ...
Style: semi serious, exciting
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: family, escapades, danger, heroes, superhuman powers, save the day, imaginary, evil alien, adventure, space and aliens, rivalry, disorder ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Twitches Too (2007)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Reunited witch twins Camryn and Alex adjust to their new life as supernatural beings while at the same time trying to maintain a normal existence in this sequel to the magical Disney Channel original movie Twitches. But they soon find themselves ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, exciting
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: witch, good versus evil, hereditary gift of witchcraft, adventure, superhuman powers, wizards and magicians, supernatural, heroes, family, youth, escapades, imaginary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Lilly the Witch: The Journey to Mandolan (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Germany, Spain, Austria
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Lilli is traveling to India, to solve a mystery.
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, entertaining
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: adventure, friendship, heroic mission, daring rescue, fish out of water, supernatural ability, young heroes, good versus evil, save the day, disorder, rivalry, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Mega Mindy en de Snoepbaron (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Family, Mystery
Country: Belgium
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Another movie in the series about superhero Mega Mindy, who together with her grandma and grandpa Fonkel and friend and colleague Toby rescue the world from evil.
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, captivating
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: heroes, save the day, good versus evil, adventure, family, race against time, superhuman powers, master villain, imaginary, rivalry, chases and races, transformation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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The Snow Queen (2005)
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 56 min.
Story: When Gerda befriends penniless Kay their growing friendship is cut short as one cold winter night a fragment of glass pierces Kay's eye, turning his heart cold. Enchanted by the Snow Queen he is swept away on her chariot over the glittering ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, fairy tale, captivating, sincere
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: young heroes, imaginary kingdom, adventure, heroic mission, good versus evil, rescue, daring rescue, escapades, rivalry, youth, danger, hopes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Kids of the Round Table (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Set in modern times, Alex finds King Arthur's sword Excalibur and must prove himself worthy of it.
Style: humorous, stylized, semi serious, offbeat, feel good ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: good versus evil, time travel, adventure, heroic mission, mischievous children, escapades, battles, wizards and magicians, curses spells and rituals, legends and myths, magic, boy hero ...
Time: middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Arthur's Quest (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: To escape the clutches of the evil warrior and sorceress Morgana, Merlin transports young King Arthur into modern day America. When Merlin comes back ten years later to retrieve him, he finds a hip 15 year-old Arthur who does not believe Merlin, nor ...
Style: stylized, humorous, semi serious, light, exciting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: time travel, king arthur, adventure, supernatural, folk hero, legends and myths, changing the past or future, danger, family, teenage life, sent to the future, wizards and magicians ...
Time: middle ages, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Wonders of Aladdin (1961)
Genre: Fantasy
Country: Italy, France, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Young Aladdin (Donald O'Connor) has a series of wild adventures after he discovers a magic lamp containing a genie (Vittorio De Sica).
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, psychotronic
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: genie, heroes, rescue, youth, adventure, young heroes, escapades, family, love and romance, wish come true, curses spells and rituals, save the princess ...
Place: middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Nutcracker in 3D (2010)
Genre: Action, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: UK, Hungary
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Set in 1920's Vienna, this is the tale of a little girl, whose godfather gives her a special doll one Christmas Eve.
Style: fairy tale, atmospheric, semi serious, exciting, entertaining
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, young heroes, adventure, godparent, good versus evil, escapades, danger, heroes, save the day, rivalry, disorder, imaginary kingdom ...
Time: 20s, 1920s, 20th century
Place: europe, austria
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Ruslan and Ludmila (1972)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The film is based on the great Russian poet Alexander Pushkin’s poem of the same name, which happens to be one of the most poetic and beautiful Russian fairy tales. In the midst of the wedding party of Prince Ruslan and Ludmila, daughter of a ...
Style: fairy tale, captivating, exciting, epic, serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: good versus evil, heroes, heroic mission, rescue, love and romance, rivalry, escapades, adventure, legends and myths, wizards and magicians, family, danger ...
Time: middle ages
Place: finland, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Witches Don't Exist (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 81 min.
Story: On her 13th birthday Katie, a talented young girl, receives a magical amulet. This amulet was on a quest to find the fifth and last witch to complete the order of the star witches. Because in it's incomplete form, the order is unable to protect ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, captivating, exciting
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: witch, magic, amulet, young heroes, good versus evil, supernatural, adventure, wizards and magicians, youth, escapades, family, best friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Island of Lost Souls (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Denmark, Sweden, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: 14-year-old Lulu moves to a small provincial town with her mother and younger brother. One night, her brother is struck by a beam of white light - actually the spirit of Herman Hartmann from the 19th-century. To her despair, Lulu realizes that ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, suspenseful, gothic, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: adventure, escapades, supernatural, danger, heroes, curses spells and rituals, good versus evil, strong female character, magic, wizards and magicians, family, mentally unstable ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Magic Silver II (2011)
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: Norway
Duration: 85 min.
Story: It's the harshest winter in memory, and the gnomes' very existence is in danger. Eager to help, Queen Fjellrose betrays one of their strictest rules and goes out looking for the Blue Horn, a magical instrument that can alter the weather.
Style: fairy tale, humorous, semi serious, light
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: imaginary kingdom, danger, imaginary, heroes, adventure, escapades, family, youth, young heroes, save the kingdom, prophecy, dwarf ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After a horse accident, Karen wakes up to find herself in past Britain, close to Camelot, the famous castle of King Arthur.
Style: humorous, offbeat, witty, semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: time travel, solar eclipse, medieval, disorder, save the lady, intrigue, family, heroes, rivalry, sent to the future, wizards and magicians, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 20th century, middle ages
Place: england, europe, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Nutcracker (1993)
Genre: Family, Fantasy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: On Christmas Eve, a little girl named Marie falls asleep and dreams herself into a fantastic world in which her toys become larger than life. She meets up with the Nutcracker Prince who takes her on a journey to his kingdom and defends her from the ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, stylized, humorous, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: ballet, danger, family, young heroes, rescue, family relations, disorder, imaginary kingdom, curses spells and rituals, escapades, christmas movie, rivalry ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Lilly the Witch The Dragon and the Magic Book (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany, Italy, Austria
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Lilly was a normal girl with a healthy sense of adventure. That is, until she finds a magical book, complete with a funny little dragon, "Hector". With the help of her new friend and the book, Lilly has the ability to time-travel and truly ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, captivating, exciting
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: witch, family, imaginary, adventure, good versus evil, teaching the ways of the world, wizards and magicians, curses spells and rituals, supernatural, youth, save the day, heroic mission ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Once Upon a Warrior (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: India, USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: In a teardrop-shaped land called Sangarashtra, a 9-year-old girl with special healing powers tries to save her homeland from the tyranny of an evil queen with the help of a blind swordsman.
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, light, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: healing power, good versus evil, adventure, evil empire, save the kingdom, wizards and magicians, escapades, imaginary kingdom, curses spells and rituals, danger, rivalry, evil queen ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: gothic, twists and turns, stylized, exciting, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: wizards and magicians, magical, good versus evil, young heroes, chosen one, friendship, witch, supernatural ability, boarding school life, school, magic, magic wand ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, year 1993, year 1994 ...
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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The Lost Princess (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: The warrior is Esmeralda, a princess who has brains, can fight and is pretty, too. The sexy one is Don Juan, a pretty boy laughing at danger. These two Spanish champions, along with Don Juan's sidekick Miguel, dance and joke their way through a ...
Style: humorous, semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: adventure, royal family, imaginary, adventurer, imaginary kingdom, escapades, heroic mission, danger, rivalry, family, prince, show tunes ...
Time: renaissance
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Sleeping Beauty (1987)
Genre: Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Feature-length, live-action musical version of the classic fairy tale by Charles Perrault.
Style: fairy tale, stylized, feel good, humorous, semi serious
Audience: kids, date night, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: queen, king, princess, magic, curse, sleeping, fairy, curses spells and rituals, family relations, romance, youth, family ...
Time: 16th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Return to Halloweentown (2006)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: As Halloweentown prepares to celebrate its 1,000th anniversary, Marnie Piper and her brother Dylan return to Witch University, where trouble is in session from the Sinister Sisters and from someone who's plotting to use Marnie's powers for ...
Style: feel good, exciting, humorous, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: witch, halloween, magic, college, adventure, heroic mission, mysterious character, curses spells and rituals, rivalry, youth, danger, imaginary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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The White Pony (1999)
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: Ireland, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The search for a mystical pony in Ireland.
Style: semi serious, offbeat, humorous, feel good
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: family relations, misfit, countryside, curses spells and rituals, imaginary kingdom, wish come true, friendship, family life, village life, village, legends and myths, fish out of water ...
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Merlin: The Return (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: "Merlin: The Return" is the story of the battle between good and evil. The dark forces of Mordred are pitted against the mythical sorcery of Merlin. Mordred and his mother Morgana have been imprisoned in another world for the past 1500 ...
Style: semi serious, exciting, captivating
Plot: good versus evil, heroic mission, folk hero, adventure, rescue, danger, rivalry, wizards and magicians, curses spells and rituals, friendship, true love, wooing ...
Time: 20th century, middle ages
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Great Land of Small (1986)
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Two children enter a fantasy kingdom and are confronted by evil forces.
Style: feel good, exciting, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: young heroes, youth, rescue, family, danger, escapades, adventure, imaginary kingdom, imaginary, queen, king, goblin ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Polar Bear King (1991)
Genre: Family, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Norway, Sweden, Germany, France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After his father is killed, Prince Valemon ascends the throne, only to be turned into a polar bear by a bitter witch who wants to be his queen.
Style: touching, feel good, exciting, semi serious, psychotronic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: curse, supernatural, witchcraft, polar bear, king, love and romance, danger, heroes, rivalry, adventure, escapades, state affairs ...
Time: middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%