Movies like Beetlejuice

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Beetlejuice (1988)
 7.5
 257K
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, dark humor, witty, surreal, offbeat, humorous, biting, suspense, semi serious, cult film ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: ghost, afterlife, teenage girl, haunted house, supernatural, psychic, surrealism, life after death, heaven and hell, possession, goth, obsessive quest, newlyweds, prank, eccentric family, accident, untimely death, confinement indoors, seance, yuppie, attic, art, skeleton, minister, agent ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new england, connecticut

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Most similar movies to Beetlejuice

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, offbeat, scary and semi serious films with plots about supernatural, ghost, fantasy world, destiny, family, catastrophe and storytelling mostly in Comedy, Fantasy and Horror genres. Some movies like Beetlejuice: Ghostbusters (1984), Death Becomes Her (1992), The Addams Family (1991), The Haunted Mansion (2003), Addams Family Reunion (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.8
 350K
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, light, not serious, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: ghost, supernatural, paranormal phenomena, friendship, giant monster, chase, paranormal activity, slime, monster, heroic mission, danger, mythology ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: afterlife, immortality, love triangle, rivalry, obsession, couple relations, supernatural, death, vengeance, magic, zombie, jealousy ...
Time: 90s, 70s, 80s, 2020s, 1990s ...
Place: beverly hills, usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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, macabre, dark humor, humorous, not serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: halloween, goth, eccentric family, supernatural ability, fantasy world, family relations, parents and children, accountant, dysfunctional family, family, mischievous children, supernatural ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
The Haunted Mansion (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 99 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, entertaining, scary, humorous, not serious ...
Audience: teens, horror for children, pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: haunted house, ghost, magic, reincarnation, family vacation, supernatural, family relations, estate, danger, workaholic, disorder, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, stylized ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, family gatherings, eccentric family, butler, mistaken identity, family life, disorder, family problems, danger, dysfunctional family, halloween, eccentricity ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, offbeat ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: eccentric family, halloween, goth, nanny, femme fatale, uncle, baby, farce, parody, danger, power relations, family problems ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 244K
Dark Shadows (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA, Australia, UK
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, dark humor, humorous, offbeat, absurd ...
Plot: vampire, immortality, witch, eccentric family, curse, estate, curses spells and rituals, old house, werewolf, fish out of water, vampire human love, old mansion ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 18th century, 19th century, 1770s ...
Place: new england, maine, usa, england, liverpool
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 7.3
 240K
Corpse Bride (2005)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Set in a 19th-century european village, this stop-motion animation feature follows the story of Victor, a young man whisked away to the underworld and wed to a mysterious corpse bride, while his real bride Victoria waits bereft in the land of the ...
Style: gothic, captivating, offbeat, melancholic, stylized ...
Audience: horror for children, date night, preschoolers
Plot: dark fantasy, corpse, afterlife, supernatural, romance, supernatural romance, marriage, shyness, loneliness, wedding, fall in love, disagreement ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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4252
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2905
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 5.8
 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, light, entertaining, funny ...
Plot: supernatural, ghost, romance, fall in love, disorder, haunted house, supernatural romance, castle, palaces castles and temples, love and romance, cons and scams, spirit ...
Time: 1930s, 80s, 18th century
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: scary, dark humor, humorous, suspenseful, cult film ...
Plot: supernatural, ghost, poltergeist, serial killer, judge, architect, danger, supernatural ability, funeral, small town, private detective, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 118K
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, sweet, touching, light, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night, teens
Plot: friendship, ghost, halloween, supernatural, afterlife, haunted house, mischievous children, friends, family, ghost child, life after death, danger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: new england, usa, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: feel good, humorous, semi serious, light, funny ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: afterlife, psychic, love triangle, ghost, romance, impossible love, haunted by the past, opposites attract, looking for love, fall in love, wedding, supernatural romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, satirical, funny, gross out humor, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, haunted house, silly humor, supernatural, youth, small town, farce, who done it, deadly, media satire, brutality, sarcasm ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2013
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 23K
House (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Roger Cobb is a author who has just separated from his wife. He moves into a new house and tries to work on a novel based on his experiences in the Vietnam War. Strange things start happening around him; little things at first, but as they become ...
Style: scary, humorous, dark humor, suspenseful, offbeat ...
Plot: haunted house, vietnam war, ghost, supernatural, zombie, missing person, gory, solitude, supernatural ability, danger, hanging, deadly ...
Time: 80s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 3K
Ghosts (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: A cash-strapped young couple inherit a grand country house, only to find it is both falling apart and teeming with the ghosts of former inhabitants.
Style: sitcom, funny, captivating, light, surreal
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, inheritance, trapped, ghost, home renovation, husband wife relationship, mansion, save the day, able to see the dead, estate, neanderthal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.4
 969
Maxie (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When Nick and Jan move into their new apartment in San Francisco, the batty landlady upstairs tells them about a girl who used to live there in the 20's: a brash young party girl named Maxie, who died in a car crash the morning before her big ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, captivating, light, offbeat
Audience: date night
Plot: ghost, love triangle, reincarnation, supernatural romance, fish out of water, true love, afterlife, love affair, disorder, tragic hero, supernatural, lifestyle ...
Time: 20s, 1920s
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Saturday the 14th (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: After his family moves to a new house, a young boy discovers a mysterious book that details a curse hanging over the date of Saturday the 14th. Opening the book releases a band of monsters into the house and the family must join together to save ...
Style: humorous, scary, satirical, absurd, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, haunted house, supernatural, danger, nothing goes right, eccentric family, farce, escapades, curses spells and rituals, monster, transformation, book ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, scary, semi serious, offbeat, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, adventurer, ghost, dinosaur, house, haunted house, zombie, chase, mad scientist, mischievous children, politics, rivalry ...
Time: 80s, year 1986
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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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, supernatural, imaginary, rescue, youth, disgraced, curses spells and rituals, young heroes, family, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Life in the Fast Lane (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Black comedy about an obsessive street graffiti artist, who falls obsessively in love with a frustrated artist he meets. Unfortunately, rather than trying to meet with her in a conventional way, he decides to mail himself to her with the help of a ...
Style: clever, humorous, witty, offbeat, biting ...
Plot: ghost, surrealism, artist, death, farce, church, couples, disorder, family relations, starting over, romance, singleness ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 4.9
 8K
Repossessed (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: It's been some time since Father Jebedaiah Mayii exorcised the Devil from little Nancy Aglet, who is now grown up with a husband and two children of her own. But the prince of darkness wants to go a second round and has returned to repossess ...
Style: humorous, not serious, absurd, satirical, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, devil, exorcism, disorder, fish out of water, mistaken identity, obsessive quest, escapades, rivalry, clergy, danger, supernatural ...
Time: 80s, 1990s, year 1990, year 1973, 90s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 4.9
 969
Asylum Seekers (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Six people on the verge of a breakdown decide to check themselves into an insane asylum, only to discover there is just room for one.
Style: dark humor, surreal, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: mental institution, contests and competitions, art, surrealism, eccentricity, contest, mental breakdown, alternate reality
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 4.2
 8K
Ghoulies (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A young man and his girlfriend move into the man's old mansion home, where he becomes possessed by a need to control ancient demons.
Style: scary, humorous, semi serious, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, demon, witch, zombie, puppet, puppets, ghost, danger, battles, curses spells and rituals, religions or cults, chaos ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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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: semi serious, feel good, humorous, talky, clever
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: true love, ghost, haunted house, looking for love, couple relations, romance, love and romance, opposites attract, haunted by the past, fall in love, disorder, unlikely couple ...
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: feel good, humorous, captivating, light, semi serious ...
Audience: horror for children, family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: halloween, ghost, small town, supernatural, mischievous children, afterlife, disorder, danger, curses spells and rituals, back from the dead, heroic mission, adventure ...
Place: usa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.3
 97K
Little Nicky (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After the lord of darkness decides he will not cede his thrown to any of his three sons, the two most powerful of them escape to Earth to create a kingdom for themselves. This action closes the portal filtering sinful souls to Hell and causes Satan ...
Style: dark humor, not serious, humorous, funny, absurd ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: devil, fish out of water, misfit, hell, imaginary, heavy metal, fantasy world, love affair, sibling relationship, family relations, disorder, stupidity ...
Time: 2000s
Place: new york, usa, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Haunted Honeymoon (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Larry Abbot, speaker in the radio horror shows of Manhattan Mystery Theater wants to marry. For the marriage he takes his fiancée home to the castle where he grew up among his eccentric relatives. His uncle decides that he needs to be cured from a ...
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, idiotic, melancholic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: parody, farce, dysfunctional family, ghost, love and romance, nothing goes right, couples, family relations, radio, parents and children, disorder, family problems ...
Time: 80s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, heroes, chaos and mayhem, curses spells and rituals, redemption, palaces castles and temples, escapades, family, love and romance, hopes ...
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.3
 7K
Beetlejuice (1989)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Canada, USA, China, Taiwan
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Beetlejuice is an American-Canadian animated television series which ran from September 9, 1989 to October 26, 1991 on ABC and, on Fox from September 9, 1991 to December 6, 1991. Loosely based on the 1988 film of the same name, it was developed and ...
Style: gothic, feel good, offbeat, humorous, not serious
Audience: pre-teens, kids
Plot: friendship, friends, family relations, supernatural ability, odd couple, escapades, ghost, best friends, supernatural, imaginary, parallel world, fish out of water ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 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: feel good, sentimental, touching, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: reincarnation, afterlife, ghost, dysfunctional family, heaven, romance, destiny, unlikely couple, resurrection, couple relations, fall in love, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 80s
Place: usa, washington d.c., cleveland ohio, yale university
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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