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7 Wishing Movies Like Liar Liar

1997

Starring: Jim Carrey, Maura Tierney, Justin Cooper

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If you loved films like The Mask, Mr Popper’s Penguins, and Ace Ventura, you’ll love Jim Carrey in Liar Liar. This movie is about a man who learns the lesson of a lifetime. Liar Liar is hilarious, heart warming, and exciting.

This movie follows a man called Fletcher Reede, who takes his job too seriously. Fletcher is a very successful lawyer. He is also a divorced father, a fast talker, and a habitual liar. His job has become more important than anything else.

When Fletcher’s son’s birthday comes around, and he misses it, his son, Max, makes a wish that will change Fletcher’s life. Max wished for his dad to be unable to lie for the next 24 hours and it came true.

Now, Fletcher has to live one day telling the complete truth and nothing but the truth. For some, this may seem simple, but for Fletcher, it’s nearly impossible. This movie is very entertaining and extremely funny if you’ve never seen it before you must watch it. For more movies like Liar Liar about wishes gone wrong, browse our list below.

Bedazzled

2000

Starring: Brendan Fraser, Elizabeth Hurley, Frances O’Connor

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The Bedazzled movie is about a hopeless dweeb called Elliot Richards. Elliot is a socially awkward IT worker who has strong feelings for a beautiful woman called Allison. As luck would have it, Elliot comes across the devil who offers him 7 wishes in exchange for his soul. The Bedazzled full movie is twist after twist. The devil has a wicked plan of her own when it comes to his wishes. Bedazzled has seven wishes gone wrong, making it a perfect addition to our list of wishing movies like Liar Liar.


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16 Wishes

2010

Starring: Debby Ryan, Debby Ryan, Anna Mae Routledge

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16 Wishes is a cute movie for young adults and anyone who enjoys a fun flick. This movie is about a girl named Abby. Abby has been preparing a list of 16 wishes for a long time. These wishes are only to be used on her 16th birthday. When the big day comes along, Abby soon realizes that they are coming true. But as the saying goes: “be careful what you wish for”. Abby finds herself whisked into a new life that she didn’t expect. She has until midnight of her 16th birthday to set everything back to normal. Will she succeed? Watch 16 Wishes and see why we’ve added it to our list of films like Liar Liar.


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A Simple Wish

1997

Starring: Mara Wilson, Martin Short, Kathleen Turner

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Anabel is an adorable child who has just found something priceless. She has found an ornate wand that summons her own fairy godmother and gives her three wishes. There’s just one difference with Anabel’s helper, he is a man called Murray. Murray isn’t the best when it comes to his job but he tries his hardest. While Anabel tries to figure out how to use her wishes, an evil witch is threatening all the fairies with her “cat”, Boots. A Simple Wish must be added to our list of movies similar to Liar Liar because it’s an extraordinary family movie you’ll want to watch again and again. We guarantee.


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Kazaam

1996

Starring: Shaquille O’Neal, Francis Capra, Ally Walker

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Max lives in a rough neighborhood. When Max tries to fool the local bullies, he is chased and cornered. Luckily, Max finds an open door of a warehouse and rushes inside. The warehouse is dusty and disorganized and Max finds himself bumping into everything while trying to hide. When he falls upon an old boom box he finds something he’d never of imagined. The boom box is home to a giant and friendly genie (Shaq) who calls himself Kazaam. Kazaam must now give Max three wishes in order to be freed from his eternal home. The Shaq Kazaam movie is made to be enjoyed, cherished, and loved. Don’t miss out on this addition to our list of movies like Liar Liar.


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Shorts

2009

Starring: Jon Cryer, William H. Macy, Leslie Mann

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Shorts is very similar to Liar Liar and one of the top additions to our list of movies about wishes. The Shorts movie is all about a special, colorful, wish-granting rock. When a young boy discovers this rock he starts to wish for everything he can imagine. Unfortunately, wishes always have consequences. This young boy’s suburban town in Black Falls is about to see chaos like never before. Shorts is an imaginative, crazy, and unbelievable, addition to our list of wishing movies. Shorts gets its name because this movie is made up of “short” movies within a movie. If you can keep up with the ridiculousness, you’ll love to watch Shorts with your kids or alone.


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You Wish

2003

Starring: Lalaine, Spencer Breslin, A.J. Trauth

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Our list of Liar Liar alternatives must include You Wish. This Disney Channel Original Movie is about a teen called Alex who always feels overshadowed by his younger brother. He’s an outsider, he’s always on the bench during football, and the girl of his dreams doesn’t see him the same way. When Alex is given a lucky coin, he discovers that it’s actual magic. When Alex wakes up the following day he realizes that all his wishes have come true, his old life is no more. As the days pass by, Alex starts to miss his old life. Will he be able to find a way to set things back to how they were or will he be stuck in this new life forever? Watch You Wish to find out.


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Big

1988

Starring: Tom Hanks, Elizabeth Perkins, Robert Loggia

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Big isn’t the most recent Liar Liar movie recommendation, but it is an unforgettable one. Big is the story of a boy who wants to grow up too fast. When Josh goes to a wild carnival in his hometown, he finds a mysterious carnival machine called Zoltar Speaks. This plaque on the machine says that it will grant a wish in exchange for a coin. Josh is a skeptic but he tries his luck while wishing to be an adult. After a few seconds, a card pops out of Zoltar’s machine that says: “your wish has been granted”. These are the five words that will change Josh’s life forever. Big is one of the best movies like Liar Liar on our list. It’s a classic that shouldn’t be forgotten despite its age.

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