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Mary Poppins (1964)
Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical

Mary Poppins (1964)

When Jane and Michael, the children of the wealthy and uptight Banks family, are faced with the prospect of a new nanny, they are pleasantly surprised by the arrival of the magical Mary Poppins. Embarking on a series of fantastical adventures with Mary and her Cockney performer friend, Bert, the siblings try to pass on some of their nanny's sunny attitude to their preoccupied parents. (Read More)

Themes:magic,  dance,  marriage
Locations:rooftop,  farm
Characters:girl,  boy
Period:1910s
Story:chimney sweep,  carousel horse,  cartoon penguin,  bank of england,  tween girl,  sliding down a banister,  cartoon horse,  one man band,  cartoon reality crossover,  measuring tape,  siblings living together,  wind storm,  live action and animation,  cartoon pig,  fox hunt,  cheerfulness,  suffragette,  virtual set,  lifting an adult into the air,  cartoon duck,  constable,  tea party,  lullaby,  nursery,  chimney,  job promotion,  lifting female in air,  snowglobe,  street musician,  cockney accent,  admiral,  carousel,  famous score,  cathedral,  kite,  quitting a job,  cloud,  banker,  horse racing,  dual role,  penguin,  new job,  levitation,  nanny,  uncle,  laughing,  housekeeper,  rainstorm,  medication,  job interview,  child's point of view,  stop motion animation,  cannon,  part animation,  blockbuster,  lifting someone into the air,  cook,  hat,  fireplace,  fireworks,  bank,  actor playing multiple roles,  umbrella,  breaking the fourth wall,  drawing,  bird,  apology,  brunette,  joke,  neighbor,  cafe,  london england,  mirror,  female protagonist,  brother sister relationship,  title spoken by character,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  character name in title,  family relationships,  based on novel,  f rated,  dog

Peter Pan (2003)
Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Romance

Peter Pan (2003)

In stifling Edwardian London, Wendy Darling mesmerizes her brothers every night with bedtime tales of swordplay, swashbuckling, and the fearsome Captain Hook. But the children become the heroes of an even greater story, when Peter Pan flies into their nursery one night and leads them over moonlit rooftops through a galaxy of stars and to the lush jungles of Neverland. Wendy and her brothers join Peter and the Lost Boys in an exhilarating life--free of grown-up rules--while also facing the inevitable showdown with Hook and his bloodthirsty pirates. (Read More)

Themes:magic
Characters:girl,  boy
Story:tween girl,  nursery,  cloud,  banker,  nanny,  child's point of view,  cannon,  lifting someone into the air,  hat,  drawing,  london england,  brother sister relationship,  title spoken by character,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  character name in title,  family relationships,  based on novel,  dog

Peter Pan (1953)
Adventure, Animation, Family, Fantasy, Musical

Peter Pan (1953)

An adaptation of J. M. Barrie's story about a boy who never grew up. The three children of the Darling family receive a visit from Peter Pan, who takes them to Never Land, where an ongoing war between Peter's gang of rag-tag runaways and the evil Pirate Captain Hook is taking place.

Themes:magic
Characters:girl,  boy
Story:cloud,  dual role,  nanny,  blockbuster,  lifting someone into the air,  umbrella,  london england,  brother sister relationship,  title spoken by character,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  character name in title,  family relationships,  based on novel,  dog

Hook (1991)
Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Hook (1991)

Peter Pan (Williams) has grown up to be a cut-throat merger and acquisitions lawyer, and is married to Wendy's granddaughter. Captain Hook (Hoffman) kidnaps his children, and Peter returns to Never Land with Tinkerbell (Roberts). With the help of her and the Lost Boys, he must remember how to be Peter Pan again in order to save his children by battling with Captain Hook once again. (Read More)

Themes:magic
Characters:girl,  boy
Story:lifting female in air,  child's point of view,  blockbuster,  lifting someone into the air,  drawing,  london england,  brother sister relationship,  title spoken by character,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  character name in title,  family relationships,  based on novel,  dog

Mrs. Doubtfire (1993) is one of the best movies like Mary Poppins (1964)
Comedy, Drama, Family

Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)

Eccentric actor Daniel Hillard is an amusing and caring father. But after a disastrous birthday party for his son, Daniel's wife Miranda draws the line and files a divorce. He can see his three children only once a week which doesn't sit well with him. Daniel also holds a job at a TV studio as a shipping clerk under the recommendation of his liason. But when Miranda puts out an ad for a housekeeper, Daniel takes it upon himself to make a disguise as a Scottish lady named Mrs Doubtfire. And Daniel must also deal with Miranda's new boyfriend Stu Dunemyer. (Read More)

Story:tween girl,  lifting female in air,  quitting a job,  new job,  nanny,  housekeeper,  child's point of view,  blockbuster,  lifting someone into the air,  title spoken by character,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  character name in title,  family relationships,  based on novel

Beauty And The Beast (2017)
Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance

Beauty And The Beast (2017)

Disney's animated classic takes on a new form, with a widened mythology and an all-star cast. A young prince, imprisoned in the form of a beast, can be freed only by true love. What may be his only opportunity arrives when he meets Belle, the only human girl to ever visit the castle since it was enchanted. (Read More)

Themes:magic,  dance
Locations:rooftop
Characters:girl
Story:cockney accent,  famous score,  rainstorm,  blockbuster,  fireplace,  drawing,  bird,  mirror,  female protagonist,  title spoken by character,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  character name in title,  family relationships,  dog

Jumanji (1995)
Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Thriller

Jumanji (1995)

After being trapped in a jungle board game for 26 years, a Man-Child wins his release from the game. But, no sooner has he arrived that he is forced to play again, and this time sets the creatures of the jungle loose on the city. Now it is up to him to stop them.

Themes:magic
Story:tween girl,  blockbuster,  lifting someone into the air,  fireplace,  actor playing multiple roles,  breaking the fourth wall,  apology,  brother sister relationship,  title spoken by character,  mother daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships

The Secret Garden (1993)
Drama, Family, Fantasy

The Secret Garden (1993)

Living in India, Mary Lennox, a young, privileged girl, is left orphaned when her parents are killed in an earthquake. She is sent back to England where she goes to live on her uncle's estate. It is a fairly isolated existence and she has to find things to keep herself occupied. She finds a sickly young boy...and a secret garden. (Read More)

Themes:magic
Characters:girl,  boy
Story:uncle,  housekeeper,  child's point of view,  lifting someone into the air,  neighbor,  title spoken by character,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  based on novel,  f rated,  dog

Home Alone (1990) is one of the best movies like Mary Poppins (1964)
Comedy, Family

Home Alone (1990)

It is Christmas time and the McCallister family is preparing for a vacation in Paris, France. But the youngest in the family named Kevin got into a scuffle with his older brother Buzz and was sent to his room which is on the third floor of his house. Then, the next morning, while the rest of the family was in a rush to make it to the airport on time, they completely forgot about Kevin who now has the house all to himself. Being home alone was fun for Kevin, having a pizza all to himself, jumping on his parents' bed, and making a mess. Then, Kevin discovers about two burglars, Harry and Marv, about to rob his house on Christmas Eve. Kevin acts quickly by wiring his own house with makeshift booby traps to stop the burglars and to bring them to justice. (Read More)

Characters:boy
Story:famous score,  uncle,  child's point of view,  blockbuster,  lifting someone into the air,  hat,  fireworks,  breaking the fourth wall,  apology,  neighbor,  mirror,  brother sister relationship,  title spoken by character,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships

Mamma Mia! (2008)
Comedy, Family, Musical, Romance

Mamma Mia! (2008)

Set on a colorful Greek island, the plot serves as a background for a wealth of ABBA songs. A young woman about to be married discovers that any one of three men could be her father. She invites all three to the wedding without telling her mother, Donna, who was once the lead singer of Donna and the Dynamos. In the meantime, Donna has invited her backup singers, Rosie and Tanya. (Read More)

Themes:dance
Locations:rooftop
Story:lifting an adult into the air,  lifting female in air,  blockbuster,  lifting someone into the air,  breaking the fourth wall,  drawing,  mirror,  female protagonist,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  f rated,  dog

Alice In Wonderland (1951)
Adventure, Animation, Family, Fantasy, Musical

Alice In Wonderland (1951)

Alice is a daydreaming young girl. She finds learning poems and listening to literature boring. She prefers stories with pictures and to live inside her imagination. One day, while enduring just such a poetry reading, she spots a large white rabbit...dressed in a jacket and carrying a large watch. He scurries off, saying he's late, for a very important date. She follows him through the forest. He then disappears down a rabbit hole. Alice follows, leading her to all manner of discoveries, characters and adventures. (Read More)

Themes:magic
Characters:girl
Story:tea party,  child's point of view,  blockbuster,  hat,  fireworks,  umbrella,  bird,  female protagonist,  title spoken by character,  character name in title,  based on novel,  dog

Pocahontas (1995)
Adventure, Animation, Drama, Family, Musical, Romance

Pocahontas (1995)

This is the Disney animated tale of the romance between a young American Indian woman named Pocahontas and Capt. John Smith, who journeyed to the New World with other settlers to begin fresh lives. Her powerful father, Chief Powhatan, disapproves of their relationship and wants her to marry a native warrior. Meanwhile, Smith's fellow Englishmen hope to rob the Native Americans of their gold. Can Pocahontas' love for Smith save the day? (Read More)

Story:famous score,  dual role,  blockbuster,  lifting someone into the air,  actor playing multiple roles,  brunette,  london england,  female protagonist,  title spoken by character,  father daughter relationship,  character name in title,  family relationships,  f rated,  dog

Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone (2001) is one of the best movies like Mary Poppins (1964)
Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone (2001)

This is the tale of Harry Potter, an ordinary 11-year-old boy serving as a sort of slave for his aunt and uncle who learns that he is actually a wizard and has been invited to attend the Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry. Harry is snatched away from his mundane existence by Hagrid, the grounds keeper for Hogwarts, and quickly thrown into a world completely foreign to both him and the viewer. Famous for an incident that happened at his birth, Harry makes friends easily at his new school. He soon finds, however, that the wizarding world is far more dangerous for him than he would have imagined, and he quickly learns that not all wizards are ones to be trusted. (Read More)

Themes:magic
Characters:girl,  boy
Story:levitation,  uncle,  blockbuster,  lifting someone into the air,  hat,  bank,  mirror,  title spoken by character,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  character name in title,  family relationships,  based on novel,  dog

Bridge To Terabithia (2007)
Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy

Bridge To Terabithia (2007)

Jesse Aarons trained all summer to become the fastest runner in school, so he's very upset when newcomer Leslie Burke outruns him and everyone else. Despite this and other differences, including that she's rich, he's poor, and she's a city girl, he's a country boy, the two become fast friends. Together, they create Terabithia, a land of monsters, trolls, ogres, and giants and rule as king and queen. This friendship helps Jess deal with the tragedy that makes him realize what Leslie taught him. (Read More)

Themes:magic
Locations:farm
Characters:girl,  boy
Story:tween girl,  child's point of view,  lifting someone into the air,  drawing,  brother sister relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  based on novel,  dog

The Parent Trap (1998)
Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance

The Parent Trap (1998)

When two pre-teens named Hallie and Annie meet through their summer camp, their two lives are rattled when they realize that they are identical twins. With parents, British mother aka famous dress designer Elizabeth and American father, a wine maker named Nick, living in two different sides of the universe, the girls decide to make an identity swap in hopes of spending time with their other parent. The girls later choose to aware their guardians of the swap while at a hotel in NYC, which late reunites the divorced pair and sends them back into remarriage with each other. (Read More)

Themes:marriage
Characters:girl
Story:tween girl,  dual role,  nanny,  child's point of view,  bird,  london england,  female protagonist,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  family relationships,  based on novel,  f rated,  dog

A Little Princess (1995)
Drama, Family, Fantasy

A Little Princess (1995)

When her father enlists to fight for the British in WWI, young Sara Crewe goes to New York to attend the same boarding school her late mother attended. She soon clashes with the severe headmistress, Miss Minchin, who attempts to stifle Sara's creativity and sense of self-worth. Sara's belief that "every girl's a princess" is tested to the limit, however, when word comes that her father was killed in action and his estate has been seized by the British government. (Read More)

Themes:magic
Characters:girl
Period:1910s
Story:chimney sweep,  chimney,  lifting female in air,  rainstorm,  child's point of view,  lifting someone into the air,  female protagonist,  father daughter relationship,  based on novel

Coraline (2009) is one of the best movies like Mary Poppins (1964)
Animation, Family, Fantasy

Coraline (2009)

When Coraline moves to an old house, she feels bored and neglected by her parents. She finds a hidden door with a bricked up passage. During the night, she crosses the passage and finds a parallel world where everybody has buttons instead of eyes, with caring parents and all her dreams coming true. When the Other Mother invites Coraline to stay in her world forever, the girl refuses and finds that the alternate reality where she is trapped is only a trick to lure her. (Read More)

Characters:girl,  boy
Story:snowglobe,  stop motion animation,  cannon,  lifting someone into the air,  fireplace,  neighbor,  mirror,  female protagonist,  title spoken by character,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  character name in title,  based on novel,  dog

The Science Of Sleep (2006)
Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance

The Science Of Sleep (2006)

Following the death of his father in Mexico, Stephane Miroux, a shy insecure young man, agrees to come to Paris to draw closer to his widowed mother Christine. He lands a boring job at a calendar-making firm and falls in love with his charming neighbor Stephanie. But conquering her is no bed of roses for the young man and the only solution he finds to put up with the difficulties he is going through is escape into a dream world... (Read More)

Themes:magic
Locations:rooftop
Characters:boy
Story:cloud,  new job,  stop motion animation,  part animation,  hat,  drawing,  apology,  joke,  neighbor,  mirror,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships

Home Alone 2: Lost In New York (1992)
Adventure, Comedy, Family, Crime

Home Alone 2: Lost In New York (1992)

Kevin McCallister is back. But this time he's in New York City with enough cash and credit cards to turn the Big Apple into his very own playground. But Kevin won't be alone for long. The notorious Wet Bandits, Harry and Marv, still smarting from their last encounter with Kevin, are bound for New York too, plotting a huge holiday heist! Kevin's ready to welcome them with more battery of booby traps the bumbling bandits will never forget! (Read More)

Locations:rooftop
Characters:boy
Story:cartoon reality crossover,  uncle,  blockbuster,  lifting someone into the air,  fireworks,  breaking the fourth wall,  bird,  apology,  brother sister relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships

Alice In Wonderland (2010)
Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Alice In Wonderland (2010)

Alice, an unpretentious and individual 19-year-old, is betrothed to a dunce of an English nobleman. At her engagement party, she escapes the crowd to consider whether to go through with the marriage and falls down a hole in the garden after spotting an unusual rabbit. Arriving in a strange and surreal place called "Underland," she finds herself in a world that resembles the nightmares she had as a child, filled with talking animals, villainous queens and knights, and frumious bandersnatches. Alice realizes that she is there for a reason--to conquer the horrific Jabberwocky and restore the rightful queen to her throne. (Read More)

Themes:magic,  marriage
Story:live action and animation,  tea party,  blockbuster,  lifting someone into the air,  hat,  actor playing multiple roles,  bird,  london england,  female protagonist,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  character name in title,  based on novel,  f rated,  dog

Spanglish (2004) is one of the best movies like Mary Poppins (1964)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Spanglish (2004)

John Clasky is a devoted dad whose skills as a chef have offered his family a very upscale life, including a summer home in Malibu and a breathtaking new Mexican housekeeper, named Flor. She and her daughter Cristina have recently emigrated to L.A. from Mexico and are trying to find a better life. When they move in with the Claskys for the summer, Flor has to fight for her daughter's soul as she discovers that life in a new country is perilous! (Read More)

Themes:marriage
Characters:girl,  boy
Story:housekeeper,  job interview,  cook,  cafe,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  dog

Home Alone 3 (1997)
Comedy, Crime, Family

Home Alone 3 (1997)

Four high-tech industrial spies, Beaupre, Alice, Jernigan and Unger, steal a top-secret microchip, and, to fool customs, hide it in a remote-control toy car. Through a baggage mix-up at the airport, grumpy old Mrs.Hess gets the toy and gives it to her neighbor, 8-year-old Alex. Spies want to get the toy back before their clients get angry and decide to burglarize every house at Alex's street to find the chip. But Alex is prepared for their visit... (Read More)

Themes:marriage
Locations:rooftop
Story:child's point of view,  lifting someone into the air,  fireplace,  bird,  apology,  neighbor,  brother sister relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  dog

My Girl (1991)
Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance

My Girl (1991)

1972. Vada Sultenfuss (played by Anna Chlumsky) is an intelligent, bubbly, hypochondriacal 11-year old girl. Her father, Harry (Dan Aykroyd), is a mortician and a widower. Her best friend is Thomas J Sennett (Macaulay Culkin). Then her father hires a new receptionist, Shelly (Jamie Lee Curtis), and life will never be the same again. (Read More)

Themes:dance,  marriage
Characters:girl,  boy
Story:tween girl,  uncle,  lifting someone into the air,  hat,  fireworks,  neighbor,  father daughter relationship,  family relationships

Pinocchio (1940)
Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical

Pinocchio (1940)

Inventor Gepetto creates a wooden marionette called Pinocchio. His wish that Pinocchio be a real boy is unexpectedly granted by a fairy. The fairy assigns Jiminy Cricket to act as Pinocchio's "conscience" and keep him out of trouble. Jiminy is not too successful in this endeavor and most of the film is spent with Pinocchio deep in trouble. (Read More)

Themes:magic
Characters:boy
Story:famous score,  blockbuster,  lifting someone into the air,  umbrella,  mirror,  title spoken by character,  father son relationship,  character name in title,  based on novel

The Tailor Of Panama (2001) is one of the best movies like Mary Poppins (1964)
Comedy, Drama, Thriller

The Tailor Of Panama (2001)

John LeCarre's spy thriller is brought to the big screen. A British spy is banished to Panama after having an affair with an ambassador's mistress. Once there he makes connection with a local tailor with a criminal past and connections to all of the top political and gangster figures in Panama. The tailor also has a wife, who works for the canal administrator, and a huge debt. The spy's mission is to learn what the President intends to do with the Panama Canal, but he's really in business for himself, blackmailing the tailor into spinning a fantastic tale about the canal being sold to China and former mercenaries ready to topple the current government. (Read More)

Themes:marriage
Locations:farm
Story:banker,  fireworks,  bank,  umbrella,  neighbor,  cafe,  mirror,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  based on novel

Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
Drama, Fantasy, War

Pan's Labyrinth (2006)

In 1944 falangist Spain, a girl, fascinated with fairy-tales, is sent along with her pregnant mother to live with her new stepfather, a ruthless captain of the Spanish army. During the night, she meets a fairy who takes her to an old faun in the center of the labyrinth. He tells her she's a princess, but must prove her royalty by surviving three gruesome tasks. If she fails, she will never prove herself to be the the true princess and will never see her real father, the king, again. (Read More)

Themes:magic
Characters:girl
Story:tween girl,  lullaby,  housekeeper,  child's point of view,  lifting someone into the air,  cook,  fireplace,  umbrella,  mirror,  female protagonist,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  character name in title

Bedknobs And Broomsticks (1971)
Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical

Bedknobs And Broomsticks (1971)

During WWII in England, Charlie, Carrie, and Paul Rawlins are sent to live with Eglantine Price, an apprentice witch. Charlie blackmails Miss Price that if he is to keep her practices a secret, she must give him something, so she takes a bedknob from her late father's bed and places the "famous magic traveling spell" on it, and only Paul can activate it. Their first journey is to a street in London where they meet Emelius Browne, headmaster of Miss Price's witchcraft training correspondence school. Miss Price tells him of a plan to find the magic words for a spell known as Substitutiary Locomotion, which brings inanimate objects to life. This spell will be her work for the war effort. (Read More)

Themes:magic,  dance
Characters:boy
Story:tween girl,  cartoon reality crossover,  live action and animation,  nursery,  cockney accent,  part animation,  lifting someone into the air,  london england,  mirror

Young Frankenstein (1974)
Comedy

Young Frankenstein (1974)

A young neurosurgeon (Gene Wilder) inherits the castle of his grandfather, the famous Dr. Victor von Frankenstein. In the castle he finds a funny hunchback called Igor, a pretty lab assistant named Inga and the old housekeeper, frau Blucher -iiiiihhh!-. Young Frankenstein believes that the work of his grandfather is only crap, but when he discovers the book where the mad doctor described his reanimation experiment, he suddenly changes his mind... (Read More)

Themes:marriage
Story:lifting an adult into the air,  kite,  housekeeper,  blockbuster,  lifting someone into the air,  fireplace,  breaking the fourth wall,  mirror,  husband wife relationship,  character name in title,  based on novel

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968) is one of the best movies like Mary Poppins (1964)
Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Musical

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)

An eccentric professor invents wacky machinery but can't seem to make ends meet. When he invents a revolutionary car, a foreign government becomes interested in it and resorts to skulduggery to get their hands on it.

Themes:magic
Period:1910s
Story:tween girl,  admiral,  famous score,  cannon,  umbrella,  family relationships,  based on novel,  dog

The Addams Family (1991)
Comedy, Fantasy

The Addams Family (1991)

The Addams step out of 'Charles Addams' (qv)' cartoons. They live with all of the trappings of the macabre (including a detached hand for a servant) and are quite wealthy. Added to this mix is a crooked accountant and his loan shark and a plot to slip in the shark's son into the family as their long lost Uncle Fester. Can the false Fester find his way into the vault before he is discovered? (Read More)

Story:tween girl,  uncle,  blockbuster,  lifting someone into the air,  brother sister relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  character name in title,  family relationships

Arthur And The Invisibles (2006)
Adventure, Animation, Family, Fantasy, Comedy

Arthur And The Invisibles (2006)

Arthur is a spirited ten-year old whose parents are away looking for work, whose eccentric grandfather has been missing for several years, and who lives with his grandmother in a country house that, in two days, will be repossessed, torn down, and turned into a block of flats unless Arthur's grandfather returns to sign some papers and pay off the family debt. Arthur discovers that the key to success lies in his own descent into the land of the Minimoys, creatures no larger than a tooth, whom his grandfather helped relocate to their garden. Somewhere among them is hidden a pile of rubies, too. Can Arthur be of stout heart and save the day? Romance beckons as well, and a villain lurks. (Read More)

Themes:magic,  marriage
Locations:farm
Characters:boy
Story:live action and animation,  chimney,  child's point of view,  apology,  brother sister relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  character name in title,  family relationships,  based on novel,  dog

Imagine Me & You (2005)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Imagine Me & You (2005)

Rachel is a nice girl who is going to marry with Hector ('Heck'), her longtime boyfriend. While she is working in the wedding preparations she meets Luce, wedding's florist, unexpectedly falling in love to her and discovering what is having love feeling to another woman. Unable to stop her Rachel meets Luce a few times hiding it to her family, specially her mother Tessa because she contracted Luce. At the same time that Heck tries to win the affection of his parents-in-law, above all the eccentric father-in-law Ned, Rachel tries following with the daily life and marriage with her husband, but the love and passion she feels for Luce causes a secret affair between both women, and a doubt in Rachel about the life she wants for herself. (Read More)

Themes:marriage
Locations:rooftop
Characters:girl,  boy
Story:fireworks,  umbrella,  cafe,  london england,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  family relationships,  dog

Four Weddings And A Funeral (1994) is one of the best movies like Mary Poppins (1964)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Four Weddings And A Funeral (1994)

The film follows the fortunes of Charles and his friends as they wonder if they will ever find true love and marry. Charles thinks he's found "Miss Right" in Carrie, an American. This British subtle comedy revolves around Charlie, his friends and the four weddings and one funeral which they attend.

Themes:marriage
Locations:farm
Story:cockney accent,  rainstorm,  blockbuster,  apology,  cafe,  london england,  brother sister relationship,  husband wife relationship,  dog

Terms Of Endearment (1983)
Comedy, Drama

Terms Of Endearment (1983)

Aurora and Emma are mother and daughter who march to different drummers. Beginning with Emma's marriage, Aurora shows how difficult and loving she can be. The movie covers several years of their lives as each finds different reasons to go on living and find joy. Aurora's interludes with Garrett Breedlove, retired astronaut and next door neighbor are quite striking. In the end, different people show their love in very different ways. (Read More)

Themes:marriage
Story:famous score,  banker,  housekeeper,  blockbuster,  neighbor,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  based on novel

Oliver! (1968)
Drama, Family, Musical

Oliver! (1968)

Musical adaptation of 'Charles Dickens (I)' (qv)'s classic tale of an orphan who runs away from the orphanage and hooks up with a group of boys trained to be pickpockets by an elderly mentor.

Themes:dance
Locations:rooftop
Story:famous score,  new job,  child's point of view,  blockbuster,  london england,  character name in title,  family relationships,  based on novel,  dog

The Witches (1990)
Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

The Witches (1990)

A young boy, recently orphaned, is taken to England by his grandmother. At a hotel in which they are staying, a group of witches have gathered to prepare a plot to rid England of all children.

Themes:magic
Characters:girl,  boy
Story:lifting someone into the air,  cook,  hat,  fireworks,  drawing,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  based on novel

Aladdin (1992) is one of the best movies like Mary Poppins (1964)
Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance

Aladdin (1992)

Aladdin is a poor street urchin who spends his time stealing food from the marketplace in the city of Agrabah. His adventures begin when he meets a young girl who happens to be Princess Jasmine, who is forced to be married by her wacky yet estranged father. Aladdin's luck suddenly changes when he retrieves a magical lamp from the Cave of Wonders. What he unwittingly gets is a fun-loving genie who only wishes to have his freedom. Little do they know is that the Sultan's sinister advisor Jafar has his own plans for both Aladdin and the lamp. (Read More)

Themes:magic
Characters:girl
Story:blockbuster,  lifting someone into the air,  fireworks,  actor playing multiple roles,  breaking the fourth wall,  bird,  title spoken by character,  father daughter relationship,  character name in title,  based on novel,  dog

Nanny Mcphee (2005)
Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Nanny Mcphee (2005)

Mr. Cedric Brown has just lost his wife and is now left with his seven children who misbehave so much that all the nannies have run away. Now he is told by a mysterious voice that he should get Nanny McPhee who is a magical woman with special powers.

Themes:magic
Story:kite,  nanny,  lifting someone into the air,  title spoken by character,  character name in title,  family relationships,  based on novel,  f rated

My Fair Lady (1964)
Drama, Family, Musical, Romance

My Fair Lady (1964)

Pompous phonetics professor Henry Higgins is so sure of his abilities that he takes it upon himself to transform a Cockney working-class girl into someone who can pass for a cultured member of high society. His subject turns out to be the lovely Eliza Doolittle, who agrees to speech lessons to improve her job prospects. Higgins and Eliza clash, then form an unlikely bond -- one that is threatened by an aristocratic suitor. (Read More)

Themes:dance
Characters:girl
Period:1910s
Story:horse racing,  rainstorm,  blockbuster,  apology,  london england,  father daughter relationship,  mother son relationship

Beasts Of The Southern Wild (2012)
Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

Beasts Of The Southern Wild (2012)

Hushpuppy, an intrepid six-year-old girl, lives with her father, Wink, in the Bathtub, a southern Delta community at the edge of the world. Wink's tough love prepares her for the unraveling of the universe; for a time when he's no longer there to protect her. When Wink contracts a mysterious illness, nature flies out of whack, temperatures rise, and the ice caps melt, unleashing an army of prehistoric creatures called aurochs. With the waters rising, the aurochs coming, and Wink's health fading, Hushpuppy goes in search of her lost mother. (Read More)

Characters:girl
Story:tween girl,  rainstorm,  child's point of view,  fireworks,  drawing,  bird,  female protagonist,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  family relationships,  f rated,  dog

Cheaper By The Dozen (2003) is one of the best movies like Mary Poppins (1964)
Comedy, Family

Cheaper By The Dozen (2003)

The Bakers, a family of 14, move from small-town Illinois to the big city after Tom Baker gets his dream job to coach his alma mater's football team. Meanwhile, his wife also gets her dream of getting her book published. While she's away promoting the book, Tom has a hard time keeping the house in order while at the same time coaching his football team, as the once happy family starts falling apart. (Read More)

Story:quitting a job,  new job,  blockbuster,  neighbor,  mirror,  brother sister relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  based on novel,  dog

Toy Story 2 (1999)
Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Toy Story 2 (1999)

While Andy is away at summer camp Woody has been toynapped by Al McWiggin, a greedy collector and proprietor of "Al's Toy Barn"! In this all-out rescue mission, Buzz and his friends Mr. Potato Head, Slinky Dog, Rex and Hamm springs into action to rescue Woody from winding up as a museum piece. They must find a way to save him before he gets sold in Japan forever and they'll never see him again! (Read More)

Story:cartoon penguin,  penguin,  blockbuster,  hat,  apology,  mirror,  husband wife relationship,  dog

The Sound Of Music (1965)
Biography, Drama, Family, Musical, Romance

The Sound Of Music (1965)

In 1930's Austria, a young woman named Maria is failing miserably in her attempts to become a nun. When the Navy captain Georg Von Trapp writes to the convent asking for a governess that can handle his seven mischievous children, Maria is given the job. The Captain's wife is dead, and he is often away, and runs the household as strictly as he does the ships he sails on. The children are unhappy and resentful of the governesses that their father keeps hiring, and have managed to run each of them off one by one. When Maria arrives, she is initially met with the same hostility, but her kindness, understanding, and sense of fun soon draws them to her and brings some much-needed joy into all their lives -- including the Captain's. Eventually he and Maria find themselves falling in love, even though Georg is already engaged to a Baroness and Maria is still a postulant. The romance makes them both start questioning the decisions they have made. Their personal conflicts soon become overshadowed, however, by world events. Austria is about to come under the control of Germany, and the Captain may soon find himself drafted into the German navy and forced to fight against his own country. (Read More)

Themes:marriage
Story:cheerfulness,  lifting female in air,  cathedral,  new job,  blockbuster,  lifting someone into the air,  female protagonist,  brother sister relationship,  title spoken by character,  father daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  based on novel,  f rated

Addams Family Values (1993)
Comedy, Fantasy

Addams Family Values (1993)

When an adorable baby boy is added to the Addams household, Wednesday and Pugsley do not hate the baby, they just aren't necessarily excited about his existence. Ok, yeah they do hate the baby. So Wednesday and Pugsley must get rid of the new addition one way or another. Meanwhile a new nanny is added to the household who overtakes Fester. The Addams must stop the nanny, but how? (Read More)

Characters:boy
Story:sliding down a banister,  nanny,  uncle,  lifting someone into the air,  brother sister relationship,  husband wife relationship,  character name in title,  family relationships

Castle In The Sky (1986) is one of the best movies like Mary Poppins (1964)
Adventure, Animation, Family, Fantasy, Drama

Castle In The Sky (1986)

A young boy stumbles into a mysterious girl who floats down from the sky. The girl, Sheeta, was chased by pirates, army and government secret agents. In saving her life, they begin a high flying adventure that goes through all sorts of flying machines, eventually searching for Sheeta's identity in a floating castle of a lost civilization. (Read More)

Themes:magic
Locations:farm
Characters:girl,  boy
Story:cloud,  levitation,  laughing,  mother son relationship

Nim's Island (2008)
Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Nim's Island (2008)

Nim Rusoe is a girl who joins her father, a scientist, when he does research on marine life on an island. It's just the two of them but she spends her time making friends with all the animals she encounters, chatting on the computer and reading the adventure books of Alex Rover. When her father goes to do some research but when a storm strikes the island he doesn't come back, she gets worried and frightened. She then e-mails Alex Rover hoping that he will come but what she doesn't know is that Alex Rover is a woman who is agoraphobic and germaphobic. But her creation comes to life and eggs her to go. Unfortunately she has never gone anywhere before and is denied her necessities like her sanitary gel by the customs officer at the airport. In the meantime, Nim tries to be strong while waiting for Alex to arrive. (Read More)

Locations:rooftop
Characters:girl,  boy
Story:tween girl,  rainstorm,  child's point of view,  lifting someone into the air,  actor playing multiple roles,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  character name in title,  family relationships,  based on novel,  f rated

The Brothers Grimm (2005)
Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Thriller

The Brothers Grimm (2005)

Folklore collectors and con artists, Jake and Will Grimm, travel from village to village pretending to protect townsfolk from enchanted creatures and performing exorcisms. They are put to the test, however, when they encounter a real magical curse in a haunted forest with real magical beings, requiring genuine courage. (Read More)

Themes:magic
Characters:girl,  boy
Story:laughing,  cannon,  lifting someone into the air,  hat,  fireworks,  drawing,  mirror,  title spoken by character,  father daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  character name in title,  dog

Kind Hearts And Coronets (1949)
Comedy, Crime

Kind Hearts And Coronets (1949)

In prison awaiting execution the next morning Louis, the 10th Duke of Chalfont, sets down on paper the events that led him to his current situation. His mother has been banished from her family, the D'Ascoynes, after she married Louis' father who was considered far beneath her. After her death, the D'Ascoynes refused permission for her to be buried in the family crypt. Louis then plots his revenge - and kills all those ahead of him in the succession until he becomes the Duke. Along the way, he becomes involved with the married Sibelia who, when spurned, makes sure he ends up in prison. The day before his execution Sibelia recants her testimony saving him not only from the gallows but also sets him free. Once outside the prison however, he realizes he's forgotten one little thing........ (Read More)

Themes:marriage
Characters:boy
Story:suffragette,  admiral,  banker,  fireplace,  bank,  umbrella,  bird,  london england,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships

Old Dogs (2009) is one of the best movies like Mary Poppins (1964)
Comedy, Family

Old Dogs (2009)

Charlie and Dan have been best friends and business partners for thirty years and their Manhattan public relations firm is on the verge of a huge business deal with a Japanese company. With two weeks to sew up the contract, Dan gets a surprise; a woman he married on a drunken impulse nearly nine years before (annulled the next day) shows up to tell him he's the father of her twins, now seven, and she'll be in jail for 14 days for a political protest. Dan volunteers to keep the tykes, although he's uptight and clueless. With Charlie's help is there any way they can be dad and uncle, meet the kids' expectations, and still land the account? (Read More)

Characters:girl,  boy
Story:tea party,  penguin,  uncle,  medication,  brother sister relationship,  title spoken by character,  father daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  dog

Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory (1971)
Family, Fantasy, Musical

Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory (1971)

The world is astounded when Willy Wonka, for years a recluse in his factory, announces that five lucky people will be given a tour of the factory, shown all the secrets of his amazing candy, and one will win a lifetime supply of Wonka chocolate. Nobody wants the prize more than young Charlie, but as his family is so poor that buying even one bar of chocolate is a treat, buying enough bars to find one of the five golden tickets is unlikely in the extreme. But in movieland, magic can happen. Charlie, along with four somewhat odious other children, get the chance of a lifetime and a tour of the factory. Along the way, mild disasters befall each of the odious children, but can Charlie beat the odds and grab the brass ring? (Read More)

Themes:magic,  dance
Characters:girl,  boy
Story:famous score,  child's point of view,  lifting someone into the air,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  character name in title,  family relationships,  based on novel

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