Movies like Casper 1995

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 rickety mansion to seek her claim, she is frightened away by a wicked wave of ghosts. Determined to get her hands on this hidden fortune, she hires afterlife therapist Dr. James Harvey to exorcise the ghosts from the mansion. Harvey and his daughter Kat move in, and soon Kat meets Casper, the ghost of a young boy who's "the friendliest ghost you know." But not so friendly are Casper's uncles--Stretch, Fatso and Stinkie--who are determined to drive all "fleshies" away.

If you already watched and love Casper, you will love these. Below is the list of movies similar to Casper.

1 Matilda 1996

An extraordinarily intelligent young girl from a cruel and uncaring family discovers she possesses telekinetic powers and is sent off to a school headed by a tyrannical principal.

Genres:

Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Director:

Danny DeVito

Writers:

Roald Dahl (book), Nicholas Kazan (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
6.9

2 The Pagemaster 1994

Tyler knows a lot about accidents. So much so, he is scared to do anything that might endanger him, like riding his bike, or climbing into his treehouse. While in an old library, he is mystically transported into the unknown world of books, and he has to try and get home again.

Genres:

Fantasy, Science Fiction, Family, Animation

Directors:

Pixote Hunt (as Maurice Hunt), Joe Johnston

Writers:

David Kirschner (story), David Casci (story) | 3 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6.1

3 Who Framed Roger Rabbit 1988

'Toon star Roger is worried that his wife Jessica is playing pattycake with someone else, so the studio hires detective Eddie Valiant to snoop on her. But the stakes are quickly raised when Marvin Acme is found dead and Roger is the prime suspect.

Genres:

Fantasy, Animation, Comedy, Crime, Family

Directors:

Robert Zemeckis, Richard Williams (uncredited)

Writers:

Gary K. Wolf (novel), Jeffrey Price (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
7.7

4 Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey 1993

Remake of the popular Disney classic, this time featuring some well known voices as two dogs and a cat trek across America encountering all sorts of adventures in the quest to be reunited with their owners.

Genres:

Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family

Director:

Duwayne Dunham

Writers:

Sheila Burnford (novel), Caroline Thompson (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
6.9

5 Honey, I Shrunk The Kids 1989

The scientist father of a teenage girl and boy accidentally shrinks his and two other neighborhood teens to the size of insects. Now the teens must fight diminutive dangers as the father searches for them.

Genres:

Adventure, Comedy, Family, Science Fiction

Director:

Joe Johnston

Writers:

Stuart Gordon (story), Brian Yuzna (story) | 3 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6.3

6 The Neverending Story 1984

While hiding from bullies in his school's attic, a young boy discovers the extraordinary land of Fantasia, through a magical book called The Neverending Story. The book tells the tale of Atreyu, a young warrior who, with the help of a luck dragon named Falkor, must save Fantasia from the destruction of The Nothing.

Genres:

Drama, Family, Fantasy, Adventure

Director:

Wolfgang Petersen

Writers:

Wolfgang Petersen (screenplay by), Herman Weigel (screenplay by) | 2 more credits »

Country:

Germany
7.4

7 Look Who's Talking 1989

Mollie is a single working mother who's out to find the perfect father for her child. Her baby, Mikey, prefers James, a cab driver turned babysitter who has what it takes to make them both happy. But Mollie won't even consider James. It's going to take all the tricks a baby can think of to bring them together before it's too late

Genres:

Comedy, Romance

Director:

Amy Heckerling

Writer:

Amy Heckerling

Country:

United States of America
5.9

8 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.

Genres:

Drama, Family, Fantasy

Director:

Alfonso Cuarón

Writers:

Frances Hodgson Burnett (novel), Richard LaGravenese (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
7.7

9 Mrs. Doubtfire 1993

Loving but irresponsible dad Daniel Hillard, estranged from his exasperated spouse, is crushed by a court order allowing only weekly visits with his kids. When Daniel learns his ex needs a housekeeper, he gets the job -- disguised as an English nanny. Soon he becomes not only his children's best pal but the kind of parent he should have been from the start.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama, Family

Director:

Chris Columbus

Writers:

Anne Fine (novel), Randi Mayem Singer (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
7

10 Drop Dead Fred 1991

When Elizabeth returns to her mother's home after her marriage breaks up, she recreates her imaginary childhood friend, Fred, to escape from the trauma of losing her husband and her job. In between the chaos and mayhem that Fred creates, Elizabeth attempts to win back her husband and return to normality.

Genres:

Comedy, Fantasy, Family

Director:

Ate de Jong (as Ate De Jong)

Countries:

United Kingdom, United States of America
5.9

11 Don't Tell Mom The Babysitter's Dead 1991

Sue Ellen Crandell is a teenager eagerly awaiting her mother's summer-long absence. While the babysitter looks after her rambunctious younger siblings, Sue Ellen can party and have fun. But then the babysitter abruptly dies, leaving the Crandells short on cash. Sue Ellen finds a sweet job in fashion by lying about her age and experience on her résumé. But, while her siblings run wild, she discovers the downside of adulthood

Genres:

Comedy, Family

Director:

Stephen Herek

Country:

United States of America
6.2

12 The Secret Garden 1993

A young British girl born and reared in India loses her neglectful parents in an earthquake. She is returned to England to live at her uncle's castle. Her uncle is very distant due to the loss of his wife ten years before. Neglected once again, she begins exploring the estate and discovers a garden that has been locked and neglected. Aided by one of the servants' boys, she begins restoring the garden, and eventually discovers some other secrets of the manor.

Genres:

Drama, Family, Fantasy

Director:

Agnieszka Holland

Writers:

Frances Hodgson Burnett (book), Caroline Thompson (screenplay)

Countries:

United Kingdom, United States of America
7.3

13 Jumanji 1995

When siblings Judy and Peter discover an enchanted board game that opens the door to a magical world, they unwittingly invite Alan -- an adult who's been trapped inside the game for 26 years -- into their living room. Alan's only hope for freedom is to finish the game, which proves risky as all three find themselves running from giant rhinoceroses, evil monkeys and other terrifying creatures.

Genres:

Adventure, Fantasy, Family

Director:

Joe Johnston

Writers:

Jonathan Hensleigh (screenplay by), Greg Taylor (screenplay by) | 5 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
7

14 Beetlejuice 1988

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.

Genres:

Fantasy, Comedy

Director:

Tim Burton

Writers:

Michael McDowell (story), Larry Wilson (story) | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
7.5

15 Hocus Pocus 1993

After 300 years of slumber, three sister witches are accidentally resurrected in Salem on Halloween night, and it is up to three kids and their newfound feline friend to put an end to the witches' reign of terror once and for all.

Genres:

Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Horror

Director:

Kenny Ortega

Writers:

David Kirschner (story), Mick Garris (story) | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6.9

16 Holes 2003

Stanley's family is cursed with bad luck. Unfairly sentenced to months of detention at Camp Green Lake, he and his campmates are forced by the warden to dig holes in order to build character. What they don't know is that they are digging holes in order to search for a lost treasure hidden somewhere in the camp.

Genres:

Adventure, Family, Drama, Comedy

Director:

Andrew Davis

Writers:

Louis Sachar (novel), Louis Sachar (screenplay)

Country:

United States of America
7

17 Hook 1991

The boy who wasn't supposed grow up—Peter Pan—does just that, becoming a soulless corporate lawyer whose workaholism could cost him his wife and kids. During his trip to see Granny Wendy in London, the vengeful Capt. Hook kidnaps Peter's kids and forces Peter to return to Neverland.

Genres:

Adventure, Fantasy, Comedy, Family

Director:

Steven Spielberg

Writers:

J.M. Barrie (books), J.M. Barrie (play) | 4 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6.8

18 The Addams Family 1991

When an evil doctor finds out Uncle Fester has been missing for 25 years, he introduces a fake Fester in an attempt to get the Addams family's money. Wednesday has some doubts about the new uncle Fester, but the fake uncle adapts very well to the strange family.

Genres:

Comedy, Fantasy

Director:

Barry Sonnenfeld

Writers:

Charles Addams (characters), Caroline Thompson | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
6.9

19 My Girl 1991

Vada Sultenfuss is obsessed with death. Her mother is dead, and her father runs a funeral parlor. She is also in love with her English teacher, and joins a poetry class over the summer just to impress him. Thomas J., her best friend, is "allergic to everything", and sticks with Vada despite her hangups. When Vada's father hires Shelly, and begins to fall for her, things take a turn to the worse...

Genres:

Comedy, Drama

Director:

Howard Zieff

Country:

United States of America
6.9

20 Dennis The Menace 1993

Mr. Wilson's ever-present annoyance comes in the form of one mischievous kid named Dennis. But he'll need Dennis's tricks to uncover a collection of gold coins that go missing when a shady drifter named Switchblade Sam comes to town.

Genres:

Family, Comedy

Director:

Nick Castle

Writers:

Hank Ketcham (characters), John Hughes

Country:

United States of America
5.6

21 It Takes Two 1995

Identical 9-year-olds from very different backgrounds: orphaned Amanda and wealthy Alyssa meet at summer camp and decide to switch places -- and play matchmaker between Alyssa's dad, Roger, and the kind social worker who cares for Amanda.

Genres:

Comedy, Family, Romance

Director:

Andy Tennant

Country:

United States of America
5.9

22 Practical Magic 1998

Sally and Gillian Owens, born into a magical family, have mostly avoided witchcraft themselves. But when Gillian's vicious boyfriend, Jimmy Angelov, dies unexpectedly, the Owens sisters give themselves a crash course in hard magic. With policeman Gary Hallet growing suspicious, the girls struggle to resurrect Angelov -- and unwittingly inject his corpse with an evil spirit that threatens to end their family line.

Genres:

Romance, Comedy, Fantasy

Director:

Griffin Dunne

Writers:

Alice Hoffman (novel), Robin Swicord (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6.3

23 The Witches 1990

A young boy named Luke and his grandmother go on vacation only to discover their hotel is hosting an international witch convention, where the Grand High Witch is unveiling her master plan to turn all children into mice. Will Luke fall victim to the witches' plot before he can stop them?

Genres:

Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Family

Director:

Nicolas Roeg

Writers:

Roald Dahl (book), Allan Scott (screenplay)

Countries:

United Kingdom, United States of America
6.8

24 Death Becomes Her 1992

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 be a great deal more complicated than a mere murder plot.

Genres:

Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

Director:

Robert Zemeckis

Country:

United States of America
6.6