27 Best Movies Like Nanny Mcphee ...

27 Best Movies Like Nanny Mcphee ...

If you liked this one , you will definitely love these too! In this selection we highlight some of the best films that share a very similar premise to '', and are worth checking out.

1. Nanny McPhee Returns (2010)

1h 49m Comedy Fantasy Family

Nanny McPhee appears at the door of a harried young mother who is trying to run the family farm while her husband is away at war. But once she’s arrived, Nanny discovers that the children are fighting a war of their own against two spoiled city cousins who have just moved in. Relying on everything from a flying motorcycle and a statue that comes to life to a tree-climbing piglet and a baby elephant, Nanny uses her magic to teach her mischievous charges five new lessons.

2. Mary Poppins (1964)

2h 19m Comedy Family Fantasy

A magical nanny employs music and adventure to help two neglected children become closer to their father.

3. Matilda (1996)

1h 38m Comedy Family Fantasy

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.

4. Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium (2007)

1h 33m Family Fantasy Comedy

Molly Mahoney is the awkward and insecure manager of Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium—the strangest, most fantastic and most wonderful toy store in the world. After Mr. Magorium bequeaths the store to her, a dark and ominous change begins to take over the once-remarkable Emporium.

5. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)

2h 32m Adventure Fantasy

Harry Potter has lived under the stairs at his aunt and uncle's house his whole life. But on his 11th birthday, he learns he's a powerful wizard -- with a place waiting for him at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. As he learns to harness his newfound powers with the help of the school's kindly headmaster, Harry uncovers the truth about his parents' deaths -- and about the villain who's to blame.

6. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)

1h 55m Adventure Comedy Family Fantasy

A young boy wins a tour through the most magnificent chocolate factory in the world, led by the world's most unusual candy maker.

7. Ella Enchanted (2004)

1h 36m Family Fantasy Comedy

Ella lives in a magical world in which each child, at the moment of their birth, is given a virtuous "gift" from a fairy godmother. Ella's so-called gift, however, is obedience. This birthright proves itself to be quite the curse once Ella finds herself in the hands of several unscrupulous characters whom she quite literally cannot disobey. Determined to gain control of her life and decisions, Ella sets off on a journey to find her fairy godmother who she hopes will lift the curse. The path, however, isn't easy -- Ella must outwit a slew of unpleasant obstacles including ogres, giants, wicked stepsisters, elves and Prince Charmont's evil uncle, who wants to take over the crown and rule the kingdom.

8. A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)

1h 48m Adventure Comedy Family

Three wealthy children's parents are killed in a fire. When they are sent to a distant relative, they find out that he is plotting to kill them and seize their fortune.

9. Jumanji (1995)

1h 44m Adventure Fantasy Family

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.

10. Hook (1991)

2h 22m Adventure Fantasy Comedy Family

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.

11. Hocus Pocus (1993)

1h 36m Comedy Family Fantasy

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.

12. Little Nicholas (2009)

1h 31m Comedy

Nicolas has a happy existence, parents who love him, a great group of friends with whom he has great fun, and all he wants is that nothing changes. However, one day, he overhears a conversation that leads him to believe that his life might change forever, his mother is pregnant! He panics and envisions the worst.

13. Mr. Popper's Penguins (2011)

1h 34m Comedy Family

Jim Carrey stars as Tom Popper, a successful businessman who’s clueless when it comes to the really important things in life...until he inherits six “adorable” penguins, each with its own unique personality. Soon Tom’s rambunctious roommates turn his swank New York apartment into a snowy winter wonderland — and the rest of his world upside-down.

14. Pinocchio (2002)

1h 48m Comedy Family Fantasy

Roberto Benigni adapts the classic children's tale by Carlo Collodi for the big-budget family-oriented comedy Pinocchio.

15. Descendants (2015)

1h 52m Family Music Adventure Comedy Fantasy TV Movie

A present-day idyllic kingdom where the benevolent teenage son of King Adam and Queen Belle offers a chance of redemption for the troublemaking offspring of Disney's classic villains: Cruella De Vil (Carlos), Maleficent (Mal), the Evil Queen (Evvie) and Jafar (Jay).

16. Dennis the Menace (1993)

25m Animation Comedy

Based upon one of the most successful and evergreen comic strips ever published (and inspiration for the hit live action movie), Hank Ketcham's classic "Dennis The Menace," this series stars the irrepressible Dennis and his unwilling best friend, the grumpy Mr. Wilson. This heartwarming and hilarious series depicts the adult world from a child's perspective.

17. Bogus (1996)

1h 50m Fantasy Comedy Family

Recently orphaned, a young boy is taken in by his godmother who is shocked to realize that she can see the boy's imaginary friend: a flamboyant, French magician named Bogus.

18. Bibi Blocksberg (2002)

1h 42m Adventure Comedy Family Fantasy

In order to save some kids who are about to die in a fire, Bibi, the daughter of a prestigious witch, manages to trigger a heavy rain with her powers. The head of all witches gives her an award called "Crystal Ball", reserved for older girls. German adventure film very much in line of Harry Potter, but in female version.

19. Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie (2009)

1h 34m Family TV Movie Adventure Comedy Drama Fantasy Science Fiction

Powerful magic cast by Alex spells trouble for the Russo's. The kids must go on an adventure to save their family and their existence.

20. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (2014)

1h 21m Family Comedy

Alexander's day begins with gum stuck in his hair, followed by more calamities. Though he finds little sympathy from his family and begins to wonder if bad things only happen to him, his mom, dad, brother, and sister all find themselves living through their own terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.

21. The Witches (1990)

1h 31m Adventure Fantasy Horror Family

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?

22. Man of the House (1995)

1h 36m Action Comedy Family

Ben Archer is not happy. His mother, Sandy, has just met a man, and it looks like things are pretty serious. Driven by a fear of abandonment, Ben tries anything and everything to ruin the "love bubble" which surrounds his mom. However, after Ben and Jack's experiences in the Indian Guides, the two become much closer.

23. Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (2014)

1h 38m Adventure Comedy Fantasy Family

When the magic powers of The Tablet of Ahkmenrah begin to die out, Larry Daley spans the globe, uniting favorite and new characters while embarking on an epic quest to save the magic before it is gone forever.

24. Kazaam (1996)

1h 33m Fantasy Comedy Family

When Max fools a gang of local toughs, he finds himself in big trouble. Fleeing from the thugs, Max runs into an old warehouse and bumps into a boom box. By doing that, he manages to release Kazaam, a genie who has been held captive for thousands of years.

25. Stuart Little (1999)

1h 24m Family Animation Fantasy Comedy

The adventures of a heroic and debonair stalwart mouse named Stuart Little with human qualities, who faces some comic misadventures while searching for his lost bird friend and living with a human family as their child.

26. The Santa Clause 2 (2002)

1h 44m Fantasy Comedy Family

Better watch out! The big guy in red is coming to town once again. This time, Scott Calvin -- also known as Santa Claus -- finds out there's an obscure clause in his contract requiring him to take on a wife. He has to leave the North Pole to fulfill his obligations, or else he'll be forced to give up his Yuletide gig.

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