Movies like Beetlejuice 1988

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Beetlejuice (1988)
 7.5
 273K
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, witty, surreal, offbeat, humorous, biting, suspense, semi serious, cult film, psychotronic ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: afterlife, ghost, surrealism, dark humor, supernatural, goth, haunted house, possession, teenage girl, psychic, life after death, heaven and hell, art, obsessive quest, newlyweds, prank, eccentric family, accident, untimely death, confinement indoors, seance, attic, ghosts, skeleton, minister ...
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 light films with plots about supernatural, ghost, fantasy world, destiny, catastrophe, dialogue and adaptation mostly in Comedy, Fantasy and Horror genres. Some movies like Beetlejuice: Ghostbusters (1984), The Addams Family (1991), Death Becomes Her (1992), The Haunted Mansion (2003), Dark Shadows (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.8
 371K
Ghostbusters (1984)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
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, parody, not serious, funny ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: ghost, supernatural, giant monster, paranormal phenomena, friendship, monster, slime, chase, paranormal activity, heroic mission, danger, mythology ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, humorous, not serious, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: goth, halloween, eccentric family, dark humor, supernatural ability, fantasy world, family relations, parents and children, accountant, dysfunctional family, mischievous children, family ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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: gothic, humorous, satirical, cynical, clever ...
Plot: dark humor, immortality, love triangle, afterlife, rivalry, obsession, couple relations, supernatural, death, vengeance, magic, zombie ...
Time: 90s, 2020s, 1990s, 70s, 80s ...
Place: beverly hills, usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
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, entertaining, scary, humorous, not serious ...
Audience: teens, horror for children, family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: haunted house, ghost, magic, reincarnation, family vacation, supernatural, family relations, estate, danger, workaholic, disorder, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.2
 254K
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 fantasy, humorous, offbeat, melancholic ...
Plot: vampire, eccentric family, witch, immortality, dark humor, curse, old house, estate, old mansion, werewolf, curses spells and rituals, reincarnation ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 18th century, 19th century, 1770s ...
Place: new england, maine, usa, liverpool, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 7.3
 253K
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, dark fantasy, captivating, melancholic, offbeat ...
Audience: horror for children, date night, preschoolers
Plot: corpse, afterlife, romance, supernatural, marriage, supernatural romance, shyness, goth, wedding, disagreement, fall in love, fiance fiancee relationship ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, not serious, stylized, macabre ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, family gatherings, eccentric family, butler, mistaken identity, dark humor, family problems, disorder, family life, danger, dysfunctional family, transformation ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ 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, parody, macabre, suspenseful ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: eccentric family, halloween, goth, nanny, farce, femme fatale, baby, uncle, family in danger, family life, family problems, power relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, humorous, suspenseful, cult film, offbeat ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural, dark humor, serial killer, poltergeist, judge, architect, danger, supernatural ability, funeral, small town, private detective ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 6K
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: surreal, sitcom, funny, light, captivating
Plot: haunted house, ghost, mansion, supernatural, able to see the dead, inheritance, eternity, dead, surrealism, neanderthal, couples, estate ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 9K
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, castle, disorder, fall in love, haunted house, supernatural romance, cons and scams, palaces castles and temples, love and romance, spirit ...
Time: 1930s, 80s, 18th century
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 125K
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, mischievous children, haunted house, friends, family, single father, life after death, ghost child ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: new england, usa, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: parody, horror spoof, humorous, psychotronic, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, demonic possession, silly humor, danger, ghost, domestic disturbance, nothing goes right, disorder, supernatural power, seance, exorcism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2013
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.3
 101K
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: not serious, humorous, absurd, funny, parody ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: devil, hell, fish out of water, dark humor, imaginary, heavy metal, misfit, escapades, love affair, sibling relationship, fantasy world, family relations ...
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 ⇓
100%
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, ghost, love triangle, romance, haunted by the past, impossible love, opposites attract, fall in love, looking for love, supernatural romance, wedding ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.2
 24K
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, semi serious, suspenseful, offbeat ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, vietnam war, supernatural, zombie, missing person, kidnapped boy, gory, solitude, dark humor, hanging, mental illness ...
Time: 80s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, not serious, feel good, humorous, offbeat
Audience: pre-teens, kids
Plot: friendship, best friends, supernatural ability, imaginary, supernatural, odd couple, ghost, friends, parallel world, escapades, fish out of water, youth ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.8
 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: parody, humorous, not serious, absurd, satirical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: devil, exorcism, escapades, supernatural, rivalry, danger, clergy, obsessive quest, disorder, fish out of water, mistaken identity, afterlife ...
Time: 80s, year 1973, 70s, 90s, 1990s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: parody, humorous, not serious, funny, idiotic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: farce, ghost, dysfunctional family, love and romance, nothing goes right, family relations, couples, radio, fish out of water, mental illness, disorder, family problems ...
Time: 80s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 9K
Switch (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Steve Brooks, a sexist womanizer, is killed by a group of his angry former lovers. In heaven, he makes a bargain with God for redemption and agrees to return to Earth. Once there, he must have a sincere relationship with a female and make her fall ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, satirical, inspirational, sex comedy ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: body swapping, reincarnation, switching roles, womanizer, fish out of water, murder, gender, redemption, gender bending, partners, love and romance, battle of the sexes ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.4
 1K
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: humorous, semi serious, captivating, light, offbeat
Audience: date night
Plot: ghost, love triangle, reincarnation, fish out of water, true love, afterlife, love affair, disorder, tragic hero, supernatural, lifestyle, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20s, 1920s
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.7
 994
Asylum Seekers (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 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: humorous, realistic, semi serious, surreal, surprise ending ...
Plot: contests and competitions, dark humor, mental institution, art, surrealism, eccentricity, alternate reality, mental breakdown, contest
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york
⇓ 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, suspense ...
Plot: ghost, surrealism, death, artist, goofy hero, love and romance, starting over, romance, graphic violence, eccentric family, singleness, farce ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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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: ghost, supernatural, adventurer, dinosaur, house, vampire, haunted house, zombie, chase, mad scientist, mischievous children, good versus evil ...
Time: 80s, year 1986
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: parody, humorous, scary, satirical, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, danger, nothing goes right, eccentric family, farce, escapades, curses spells and rituals, monster, transformation, book, vampire ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, horror for children, pre-teens, kids
Plot: ghost, haunted house, afterlife, supernatural, rescue, imaginary, youth, family, young heroes, curses spells and rituals, disgraced, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 4.2
 9K
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, puppets, puppet, danger, ghost, curses spells and rituals, battles, religions or cults, chaos ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, scary ...
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 ⇓
24%
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, romance, love and romance, opposites attract, couple relations, looking for love, supernatural ability, supernatural, unlikely couple, haunted by the past ...
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.6
 189K
Ghostbusters II (1989)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Five years after they defeated Gozer, the Ghostbusters are out of business. When Dana begins to have ghost problems again, the boys come out of retirement to aid her and hopefully save New York City from a new paranormal threat.
Style: humorous, not serious, psychotronic, entertaining, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, supernatural, slime, ghost hunter, rescue, heroes, psychic, museum, danger, painting, urban setting, old love ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1989, future
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%