Movies like Beetlejuice

If you like "Beetlejuice" you are looking for gothic, offbeat and dark humor movies about / with afterlife, ghost, supernatural, haunted house, goth, teenage girl and surrealism themes of Comedy and Fantasy genre shot in USA.
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Beetlejuice (1988)
 7.5
 228K
Beetlejuice (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Thanks to an untimely demise via drowning, a young couple end up as poltergeists in their New England farmhouse, where they fail to meet the challenge of scaring away the insufferable new owners, who want to make drastic changes. In desperation, the undead newlyweds turn to an expert frightmeister, but he's got a diabolical agenda of his own.
Style: gothic, offbeat, dark humor, surreal, humorous, witty, semi serious, biting, macabre, dark ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: afterlife, ghost, supernatural, haunted house, goth, teenage girl, surrealism, giant snake, skeleton, minister, possession, child bride, yuppie, attic, agent, psychic, heaven and hell, cult, seance, property, obsessive quest, prank, eccentric family, nothing goes right, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new england, usa

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Most similar movies to Beetlejuice

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, light and entertaining films with plots about supernatural, ghost, storytelling, dialogue, mentor, first contact and catastrophe mostly in Comedy, Fantasy and Romance genres. Some movies like Beetlejuice: Death Becomes Her (1992), The Addams Family (1991), The Haunted Mansion (2003), Ghostbusters (1984), Addams Family Values (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Death Becomes Her (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Madeline is married to Ernest, who was once arch-rival Helen's fiance. After recovering from a mental breakdown, Helen vows to kill Madeline and steal back Ernest. Unfortunately for everyone, the introduction of a magic potion causes things to ...
Style: dark humor, gothic, humorous, cynical, satirical ...
Plot: love triangle, afterlife, immortality, rivalry, vengeance, zombie, couple relations, death, jealousy, supernatural, obsession, magic ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 2020s, future
Place: beverly hills, california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
The Addams Family (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Uncle Fester has been missing for 25 years. An evil doctor finds out and introduces a fake Fester in an attempt to get the Addams Family's money. The youngest daughter has some doubts about the new uncle Fester, but the fake uncle adapts very ...
Style: gothic, humorous, not serious, macabre, dark humor ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: goth, supernatural ability, halloween, parents and children, dysfunctional family, eccentric family, family relations, family, accountant, mischievous children, supernatural, family problems ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Haunted Mansion (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Workaholic Jim Evers and his wife/business partner, Sara get a call one night from mansion owner, Edward Gracey wants to sell his house. Once the Evers family arrive at the mansion a butler takes them to dine with Gracey. Gracey takes one look at ...
Style: gothic, humorous, not serious, entertaining, scary ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: haunted house, ghost, magic, supernatural, reincarnation, family vacation, family, family relations, disorder, estate, workaholic, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 320K
Ghostbusters (1984)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: After losing their academic posts at a prestigious university, a team of parapsychologists goes into business as proton-pack-toting "ghostbusters" who exterminate ghouls, hobgoblins and supernatural pests of all stripes. An ad campaign ...
Style: humorous, funny, light, entertaining, not serious ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: ghost, supernatural, mythology, friendship, chase, giant monster, slime, paranormal phenomena, danger, heroic mission, good versus evil, adventure ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Addams Family Values (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Siblings Wednesday and Pugsley Addams will stop at nothing to get rid of Pubert, the new baby boy adored by parents Gomez and Morticia. Things go from bad to worse when the new "black widow" nanny, Debbie Jellinsky, launches her plan to ...
Style: gothic, humorous, dark humor, macabre, not serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: nanny, eccentric family, baby, uncle, femme fatale, farce, halloween, parody, family life, sibling relationship, danger, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 227K
Dark Shadows (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Vampire Barnabas Collins is inadvertently freed from his tomb and emerges into the very changed world of 1972. He returns to Collinwood Manor to find that his once-grand estate and family have fallen into ruin.
Style: gothic, humorous, dark humor, absurd, offbeat ...
Plot: vampire, witch, immortality, estate, fish out of water, curse, vengeance, lost love, werewolf, eccentric family, supernatural, magic ...
Time: 18th century, 20th century, 70s, year 1972, 19th century ...
Place: maine, new england, usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 105K
Casper (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Furious that her late father only willed her his gloomy-looking mansion rather than his millions, Carrigan Crittenden is ready to burn the place to the ground when she discovers a map to a treasure hidden in the house. But when she enters the ...
Style: feel good, humorous, sweet, light, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, friendship, afterlife, supernatural, family, danger, friends, halloween, mischievous children, palaces castles and temples, friends who live together ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: new england, usa, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
A Haunted House (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A spoof of all the "found-footage/documentary style" films released in recent years.
Style: humorous, not serious, absurd, funny, satirical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, domestic disturbance, danger, supernatural, parody, couple relations, nothing goes right, disorder, stupidity, seance, farce ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2012
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Addams Family Reunion (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The Addams Family goes on a search for their relatives. Gomez and Morticia are horrified to discover that Grandpa and Grandma Addams have a disease that is slowly turning them "normal". The only chance they have of a cure is to find a ...
Style: gothic, humorous, dark humor, not serious, offbeat ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: eccentric family, butler, family gatherings, family, hotel, family life, family relations, disorder, mistaken identity, danger, youth, family problems ...
Time: 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Night of the Demons (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: While conducting a seance during a Halloween party, high-school seniors unlock the demon that remains locked in the crematorium.
Style: scary, suspenseful, gothic, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: halloween, haunted house, supernatural, gory, demon, survival, afterlife, transformation, halloween party, demons, zombie, brutality ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.7
 8K
High Spirits (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When Peter Plunkett's Irish castle turned hotel is about to be repossesed, he decides to spice up the attraction a bit for the 'Yanks' by having his staff pretend to haunt the castle. The trouble begins when a busload of American ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, light, sexy ...
Plot: supernatural, ghost, afterlife, romance, supernatural romance, spirit, palaces castles and temples, love and romance, cons and scams, fall in love, disorder, hotel ...
Time: 18th century, 1930s, 80s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: humorous, semi serious, scary, exciting
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: ghost, afterlife, haunted house, small town, rescue, family, curses spells and rituals, supernatural, young heroes, redemption, danger, imaginary ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Defending Your Life (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In an afterlife resembling the present-day US, people must prove their worth by showing in court how they have demonstrated courage.
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, witty, offbeat ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: afterlife, courtroom drama, destiny, redemption, hopes, heaven, imaginary, supernatural, starting over, romance, supernatural romance, fall in love ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.6
 6K
Teen Spirit (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: The story is about Amber, a mean popular girl who gets electrocuted and dies and is not allowed to enter into heaven unless she helps the least popular girl in school become Prom Queen within a week, but things do not go as planned.
Style: touching, humorous, light, entertaining, semi serious
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: high school, ghost, afterlife, popularity, teenage life, social relations, youth, family, prom, high school life, supernatural, jousting ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Frighteners (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: New Zealand, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Once an architect, Frank Bannister now passes himself off as an exorcist of evil spirits. To bolster his facade, he claims his "special" gift is the result of a car accident that killed his wife. But what he does not count on is more ...
Style: dark humor, scary, humorous, suspenseful, frightening ...
Plot: supernatural, ghost, serial killer, poltergeist, funeral, small town, architect, private detective, supernatural ability, judge, danger, cons and scams ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Heart and Souls (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A businessman is reunited with the four lost souls who were his guardian angels during childhood, all with a particular purpose to joining the afterlife.
Style: sentimental, touching, humorous, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: afterlife, redemption, reincarnation, ghost, supernatural, hopes, angel, hospital, death, friendship, love, break in ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1960s, 1950s, 1990s ...
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Over Her Dead Body (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After his fiancée, Kate, dies in an accident on their wedding day, veterinarian Henry grows depressed. To help him move on, his sister has him visit psychic Ashley and gives her Kate's diary. Ashley uses the journal's details to ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, light, melancholic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: afterlife, supernatural romance, ghost, psychic, love triangle, romance, fall in love, haunted by the past, impossible love, opposites attract, looking for love, fiance fiancee relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 4.3
 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: semi serious, humorous, scary, entertaining, light ...
Audience: kids
Plot: afterlife, ghost, laboratory, supernatural, destiny, parents and children, daughter, parent child relationship, curses spells and rituals, family life, family relations, prodigy ...
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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
Audience: family outing
Plot: ghost, haunted house, afterlife, supernatural, supernatural ability, palaces castles and temples, family, curses spells and rituals, redemption, chaos and mayhem, danger, escapades ...
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
A Haunted House 2 (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Having exorcised the demons of his ex, Malcolm is starting fresh with his new girlfriend and her two children. After moving into their dream home, however, Malcolm is once again plagued by bizarre paranormal events.
Style: humorous, not serious
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, parody, supernatural, drugs/alcohol, ghost, domestic disturbance, disorder, nothing goes right, danger, seance, lawn mowing, killing an animal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
House II: The Second Story (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Young urban professionals Jesse (Arye Gross) and his girlfriend Kate (Lar Park Lincoln), move into an old mansion that has been in Jesse's family for generations. They are soon joined by Jesse's goofy friend Charlie (Jonathan Stark), who ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, scary, suspenseful, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: adventurer, house, ghost, haunted house, dinosaur, zombie, mad scientist, deadly creature, supernatural, mischievous children, chase, mysterious character ...
Time: 80s, year 1986
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Dead Like Me: Life After Death (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When George and her colleagues get a new boss whose focus is on moving souls quickly and enjoying life without consequences, the team begins to break the strict reaper rules. While her friends fall victim to their desires for money, success, and ...
Style: offbeat, semi serious, dark humor, humorous, bad ending ...
Plot: afterlife, suicide, coma, suburbs, dealing with death, siblings relations, supernatural, boss and employee, suburban life, workplace situations, family life, deadly ...
Time: future
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Prelude to a Kiss (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A couple fall in love despite the girl's pessimistic outlook. As they struggle to come to terms with their relationship, something supernatural happens that tests it.
Style: humorous, semi serious, sentimental, feel good, romantic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, terminal illness, unlikely couple, opposites attract, love at first sight, destiny, couple relations, looking for love, supernatural, love affair, true love, fall in love ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 5.6
 108K
R.I.P.D. (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A recently slain cop joins a team of undead police officers working for the Rest in Peace Department and tries to find the man who murdered him. Based on the comic by Peter M. Lenkov.
Style: not serious, humorous, buddy comedy, exciting, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: investigation, supernatural, afterlife, ghost, back from the dead, unlikely partners, obsessive quest, uncover truth, partners, police detective, gold, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Kiss Me Goodbye (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Not until three years after the death of her husband Jolly, Kay dares to move back into their former home, persuaded by her new fiancée Rupert. But soon her worst expectations come true, when not only her old memories haunt her, but also ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, touching
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: ghost, romance, love triangle, afterlife, unlikely couple, couple relations, impossible love, looking for love, supernatural romance, true love, fall in love, love and romance ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.4
 10K
Chances Are (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Louie Jeffries is happily married to Corinne. On their first anniversary, Louie is killed crossing the road. Louie is reincarnated as Alex Finch, and twenty years later, fate brings Alex and Louie's daughter, Miranda, together. It's not ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: afterlife, reincarnation, heaven, ghost, lovers reunited, romance, dysfunctional family, pregnancy, unlikely couple, destiny, couple relations, paradise ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 80s
Place: usa, cleveland ohio, yale university, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.2
 3K
Hello Again (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Lucy Chadman (Shelley Long) chokes to death and is resurrected by her loopy sister Zelda (Judith Ivey) on the one year anniversary of her death. Lucy, of course, does not believe she has actually been dead and thinks it is an elaborate hoax until ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, offbeat, witty ...
Audience: date night, family outing
Plot: ghost, zombie, supernatural ability, supernatural, unlikely couple, romance, impossible love, parents and children, supernatural romance, afterlife, curses spells and rituals, reincarnation ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.7
 66K
Ghost Town (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Dentist, Bertram Pincus is a man whose people skills leave much to be desired. When Pincus dies unexpectedly, but is miraculously revived after seven minutes, he wakes up to discover that he now has the annoying ability to see ghosts.
Style: not serious, humorous, witty, feel good, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: ghost, afterlife, lecture, romance, supernatural, dentist, doctor, back from the dead, supernatural ability, urban, love and romance, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
It All Came True (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A bachelor afraid of marriage angers his long-time girlfriend by buying a splendid townhouse just for himself, only to find it haunted by the ghosts of a famous theatrical couple, who teach him about love and commitment. The film was later ...
Style: talky, humorous, semi serious, clever, feel good
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: true love, ghost, haunted house, publisher, tuxedo, new york skyline, invitation, drunkenness, costume party, supernatural ability, break-up, unlikely couple ...
Place: empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
When Good Ghouls Go Bad (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Family
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In October of 1981, Curtis Danko, the creepy kid from the small town of Walker Falls, was killed in a mysterious accident. He left behind a warning to the town: "If you ever have another Halloween again, I will return and destroy you all!" ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, scary
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: halloween, small town, zombie, ghost, afterlife, factory, family, danger, supernatural, mischievous children, curses spells and rituals, small town life ...
Place: minnesota, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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