Movies like The Amazing Mr. Blunden

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The Amazing Mr. Blunden (1972)
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The Amazing Mr. Blunden (1972)
Original name: The Amazing Mr Blunden
Genre: Family, Mystery, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Mysterious old solicitor Mr. Blunden visits Mrs. Allen and her young children in their squalid, tiny Camden Town flat and makes her an offer she cannot refuse. The family become the housekeepers to a derelict country mansion in the charge of the solicitors. One day the children meet the spirits of two other children who died in the mansion nearly a hundred years prior. The children prepare a magic potion that allows them to travel backwards in time to the era of the ghost children. Will the children be able to help their new friends and what will happen to them if they do?
Style: semi serious
Audience: horror for children
Plot: time travel, ghost, crimes, supernatural, afterlife, supernatural ability, life is a bitch, mystery, danger, haunted by the past, amateur detective, imaginary, curses spells and rituals, uncover truth, seeing dead people, lawyer, family relations, ballerina, ghost story, children, church, orphan, brother, inheritance, cemetery ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, year 1918, 20th century, 1910s, 1810s
Place: england, london

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Most similar movies to The Amazing Mr. Blunden

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, visually appealing, serious and stylized films with plots about family, ghost, supernatural, youth, danger, supernatural ability and heroes mostly in Family, Fantasy and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Amazing Mr. Blunden: Moondial (1988), From Time to Time (2009), The Canterville Ghost (1996), The Ghost of Greville Lodge (2000), The Canterville Ghost (1986). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Moondial (1988)
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 158 min.
TV show
Story: Moondial is a British television serial made for children by the BBC and transmitted in 1988, with a repeat in 1990. It was written by Helen Cresswell, who also wrote the novel on which the series was based. The story deals with a young girl, ...
Plot: coma, birthmark, ghost, mansion, servant, car accident, jack o'lantern, invisible, female protagonist, mirror, children, teenage girl ...
Time: 1870s, victorian era, 18th century, 19th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
From Time to Time (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A haunting ghost story spanning two worlds, two centuries apart. When 13 year old Tolly finds he can mysteriously travel between the two, he begins an adventure that unlocks family secrets laid buried for generations.
Style: serious, exciting, touching, captivating
Plot: time travel, superhuman powers, estate, ghost, ghost story, world war two, seeing dead people, missing person, family life, brother sister relationship, loss of father, grandmother grandson relationship ...
Time: 1940s, 19th century, 40s, 20th century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Canterville Ghost (1996)
Genre: Family, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When a teenaged girl moves to England, with her brothers and parents into the ancient Canterville Hall, she's not at all happy. Especially as there's a ghost and a mysterious re-appearing bloodstain on the hearth. She campaigns to go back ...
Style: semi serious, captivating
Audience: family outing
Plot: ghost, family relations, haunted house, estate, redemption, friendship, curse, prank, palaces castles and temples, curses spells and rituals, teenage life, friends ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Ghost of Greville Lodge (2000)
Genre: Family, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Teenager James Greville has lived in children's homes his whole life, so he is surprised when a Great Uncle invites him to his country manor for a holiday. While exploring the sprawling Greville Lodge he soon discovers that it has many secrets.
Style: captivating, serious, enigmatic, suspenseful
Plot: ghost, secret, teenage boy, uncle nephew relationship, haunted by the past, haunted house, friendship, nightmare, locked door, christmas, facial scar, brother sister relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Roxy Hunter and the Mystery of the Moody Ghost (2007)
Genre: Family, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After moving to an eerie old house in the country, nine-year-old super sleuth Roxy Hunter stumbles into a world filled with unsolved mysterieus, secret plots and spooky spirits! Now, Roxy and her best friend and boy genius Max, must race to save ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating
Plot: amateur detective, ghost, adventure, mischievous children, uncover truth, supernatural, young heroes, youth, heroes, danger, disorder, parent child relationship ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Canterville Ghost (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young American couple inherits an English castle, only to find that it is haunted by the spirit of a disgraced ancestor, doomed to stay on the estate because of his cowardice. The only way he can escape is if one of his descendants performs an ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, psychotronic
Audience: family outing
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, supernatural ability, family, escapades, heroes, palaces castles and temples, danger, hopes, curses spells and rituals, chaos and mayhem ...
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 10K
Scrooge (1970)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The classic Charles Dickens' Christmas ghost tale told in musical form.
Style: feel good, offbeat, humorous, semi serious, visually appealing ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: ghost, redemption, christmas, generosity, miser, money, supernatural ability, time travel, family, destiny, road not taken, imaginary kingdom ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, victorian era, future, 70s
Place: london, tokyo, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
A Christmas Carol (1984)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An old bitter miser who makes excuses for his uncaring nature learns real compassion when three ghosts visit him on Christmas Eve.
Style: touching, atmospheric, sentimental, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night
Plot: christmas, redemption, ghost, holiday, reconciliation, reform, self discovery, miser, family, misfit, supernatural ability, supernatural ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, future, victorian, 70s ...
Place: england, europe, london, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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The Secret Garden (1993)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A young British girl born and reared in India loses her neglectful parents in an earthquake. She is returned to England to live at her uncle's castle. Her uncle is very distant due to the loss of his wife ten years before. Neglected once again, ...
Style: touching, feel good, sentimental, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: childhood, countryside, orphan, old mansion, little girl, friendship, secret, sick child, family, girl, garden, self discovery ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 18th century
Place: india, yorkshire, england, europe, liverpool ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Woman in Black (1989)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When a friendless old widow dies in the seaside town of Crythin, a young solicitor is sent by his firm to settle the estate. The lawyer finds the townspeople reluctant to talk about or go near the woman's dreary home and no one will explain or ...
Style: gothic, psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: gothic horror, ghost, supernatural, haunted house, mystery, mysterious character, uncover truth, afterlife, danger, murder, haunted by the past, who done it ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s, edwardian era
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Scream Team (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Eccentric Frank Carlyle ran a horror shop in small-town Steeple Falls, which takes pride in and profit from its Halloween traditions. Frank's widower grandson Richard grudgingly returns there from Boston with his own kids, bright Ian and bratty ...
Style: scary, semi serious, humorous, exciting
Audience: family outing, horror for children, pre-teens, kids
Plot: ghost, haunted house, afterlife, rescue, supernatural, youth, imaginary, disgraced, curses spells and rituals, danger, family, young heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 ⇓
42%
Playing Beatie Bow (1986)
Genre: Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Australia, UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Abigail Kirk was an ordinary enough sixteen year old growing up in todays Sydney. An intriguing chain of events finds Abigail, through some eerie time shift, transported back one hundred years after watching some children playing a scary game called ...
Plot: remote control, bagpipes, candle, abduction, singing, teenage daughter, collar, female protagonist, girl, beach, sabre, fight ...
Time: 1870s, victorian era, 19th century, year 1986, 80s
Place: sydney australia, australia, adelaide south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
FairyTale: A True Story (1997)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Two children in 1917 take a photograph, believed by some to be the first scientific evidence of the existence of fairies. Based on a true story
Style: fairy tale, touching, semi serious, humorous, whimsical ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing, girls' night
Plot: fairy, family relations, world war one, single parent, family, friendship, heroes, hopes, supernatural ability, miraculous event, childhood, siblings relations ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1900s, year 1917
Place: england, london, europe, yorkshire, africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, disney, flying car, helicopter, telekinesis, car accident, family ...
Time: 1930s
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 17K
Haunter (2013)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A teenager is stuck in a time loop that is not quite the same each time. She must uncover the truth but her actions have consequences for herself and others.
Style: scary, suspenseful, enigmatic, suspense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time loop, afterlife, ghost, supernatural, haunted house, uncover truth, ghosts, rescue, danger, house, serial killer, teenager ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, year 1953, year 1983 ...
Place: usa, canada, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Watcher in the Woods (1980)
Genre: Family, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 84 min.
Story: No sooner does an all-American family takes possession of a baronial English manor when all manner of peculiar things occurring, including signs that point to the disappearance of a young girl during a solar eclipse decades before. Bette Davis ...
Style: scary, atmospheric, suspenseful, psychological, serious ...
Audience: teens, horror for children, kids
Plot: solar eclipse, supernatural, ghost, family relations, haunted house, missing person, past, mystery, siblings relations, teenage life, crimes, danger ...
Time: 80s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: exciting, atmospheric, twists and turns, fairy tale, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: wizards and magicians, chosen one, magical, friendship, school, witch, contests and competitions, boarding school, supernatural ability, magic, curses spells and rituals, dragon ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, year 1994, year 1995 ...
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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: exciting, stylized, twists and turns, fairy tale, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: witch, magic, wizards and magicians, magical, wizards, chosen one, boarding school life, supernatural ability, magic wand, curses spells and rituals, giant, school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1992, 90s, 1990s ...
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 ...
Style: semi serious, exciting, stylized
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: printer, time travel, danger, heroes, escapades, sent to the past, palaces castles and temples, wizards and magicians, daydreamer, dream come true, curses spells and rituals, rivalry ...
Time: 15th century
Place: missouri, europe, austria
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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, atmospheric, semi serious, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, pre-teens, horror for children
Plot: witch, hotel, adventure, good versus evil, mouse, magic, coven, young heroes, supernatural, chocolate, heroic mission, children ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: england, europe, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.0
 72K
The Haunting (1999)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Dr. David Marrow invites Nell Vance, and Theo and Luke Sanderson to the eerie and isolated Hill House to be subjects for a sleep disorder study. The unfortunate guests discover that Marrow is far more interested in the sinister mansion itself – ...
Style: gothic, scary, psychological, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: haunted house, evil, ghost, insomnia, psychology, delusion, danger, domestic disturbance, supernatural, estate, research, mystery ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK
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: exciting, serious, twists and turns, stylized, fairy tale ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: wizards and magicians, witch, magical, school, young heroes, wizards, chosen one, boarding school life, supernatural ability, prophecy, magic, good versus evil ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1997, 1990s, 90s ...
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Tom's Midnight Garden (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA, Japan
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When Tom Long's brother Peter gets measles, Tom is sent to stay with his Uncle Alan and Aunt Gwen in a flat with no garden and an elderly and reclusive landlady, Mrs Bartholomew, living upstairs. Because he may be infectious he is not allowed ...
Style: serious, stylized, touching, exciting
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: invisibility, family relations, friendship, imaginary kingdom, adventure, friends, secret place, family, young heroes, escapades, imaginary, youth ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.3
 333K
Sleepy Hollow (1999)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: New York detective Ichabod Crane is sent to Sleepy Hollow to investigate a series of mysterious deaths in which the victims are found beheaded. But the locals believe the culprit to be none other than the ghost of the legendary Headless Horseman.
Style: gothic, scary, dark, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: dark fantasy, ghost, witch, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, investigation, magical, murder, gory, mystery, legends and myths, small town ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1790s, 1700s, georgian era
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Harry, Ron and Hermione walk away from their last year at Hogwarts to find and destroy the remaining Horcruxes, putting an end to Voldemort's bid for immortality. But with Harry's beloved Dumbledore dead and Voldemort's unscrupulous ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, psychotronic, scenic, bleak ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: chosen one, wizards and magicians, young heroes, magical, magic, wizards, supernatural ability, witch, magic wand, journey, bravery, good versus evil ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1998, year 1997, 1990s ...
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Three Investigators and the Secret of Terror Castle (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Mystery
Country: Germany, South Africa
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A new case for the cult detectives! Not by coincidence, a mysterious videotape falls into the hands of Jupiter Jones (CHANCELLOR MILLER), Pete Crenshaw (NICK PRICE) and Bob Andrews (CAMERON MONAGHAN) during Jupiter's birthday party in Rocky ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, scary, suspenseful
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: haunted house, amateur detective, supernatural ability, adventure, escapades, danger, investigation, young heroes, buddies, curses spells and rituals, youth, supernatural ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 ⇓
39%
The Railway Children (1970)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The Waterbury family are completely happy until mysterious men take their father away and they have to move up to Yorkshire without him. The three open-hearted children soon make many friends including their Old Gentleman whom they regularly wave to ...
Style: touching, feel good, semi serious, emotional, nostalgic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: family relations, teenage girl, railway station, countryside, adventure, family, child's point of view, human spirit, friendship, parents and children, family life, life is a bitch ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1900s, victorian, victorian era ...
Place: yorkshire, england, europe, northern england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.8
 2K
Ghostwriter (1992)
Genre: Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Ghostwriter is an American television program created by Liz Nealon and produced by the Children's Television Workshop and BBC One. It began airing on PBS on October 4, 1992, and the final episode aired on February 13, 1995. The series revolves ...
Style: educational, suspenseful
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: reading, ghost, secret, friendship, multiculturalism, writing, danger, mysterious character, supernatural, partners, imaginary, mystery ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%