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20 best movies like Big (1988)

List of the best movies like Big (1988): Freaky Friday, Prince Charming, Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium, Fat Albert, Wish Upon a Star, Doctor Dolittle, Unicorn Store, The Map of Tiny Perfect Things, The Borrowers, Bogus.

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Markimdb: 6.2
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, family, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:37
CharactersTeens, Family, Students, Friends, Psychiatrists
PlotLove, Relationship, Friendship, Body exchange, Growing up
PlaceSchool, USA

Mother and daughter bicker over everything -- what Anna wears, whom she likes and what she wants to do when she's older. In turn, Anna detests Tess's fiancé. When a magical fortune cookie switches their personalities, they each get a peek at how the other person feels, thinks and lives.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:27
CharactersCinderella, Family, Losers
PlotTime travel, Adventure, Wedding, Fulfillment of desires, True love
PlaceNew York
StyleFancy, Touching

After an extramarital indiscretion, a fairy-tale prince and his sidekick are turned into frogs for all eternity or until the prince can convince a maiden to kiss and then marry him.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrefantasy, comedy, family
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:29
CharactersFamily, Friends, Losers, Wizards, Accountant
PlotFriendship, Toys
PlaceNew York
StyleLight, Cute, Fancy, Touching

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

Markimdb: 4.3
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, family
CountryUSA
CharactersTeens, Heroes, Family, Pupils, Friends
PlotFriendship
PlaceSchool
StyleTo cry, Touching

Animated character Fat Albert emerges from his TV universe into the real world, accompanied by his friends Rudy, Mushmouth, Old Weird Harold and Dumb Donald. Though the gang is flabbergasted by the modern world, they make new friends, and Albert attempts to help young Doris become popular. But things get complicated when Albert falls for her older sister, Lauri, and must turn to creator Bill Cosby for advice.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrefantasy, comedy, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:30
CharactersTeens, Family, Losers, Sisters, Wizards
PlotLove, Friendship, Body exchange, Fulfillment of desires
PlaceSchool

Seventeen-year-old Alexia Wheaton hasn't been herself lately. Neighter has her 15-year-old sister Hayley. In fact they've been each other. Alexia becomes fashion-challenged Hayley and she in turn becomes styling Alexia and the complications come fast furious and funny.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, musical, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration02:32
CharactersAnimals, Heroes, Family, Friends, Parrots
PlotAdventure, Friendship
PlaceVillage, Islands, Africa, England
Time19th century
StyleTo cry, Fancy, Touching

A veterinarian who can communicate with animals travels abroad to search for a giant sea snail.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genrefantasy, comedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:19
CharactersFamily, Losers, Unicorns
PlotTime travel, Adventure, Friendship, Happiness, Fate
PlaceUSA
StyleAction, Soulful, Fascinating, Fancy, Touching

A woman named Kit moves back to her parent's house, where she receives a mysterious invitation that would fulfill her childhood dreams.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
CharactersTeens, Dogs, Students, Friends, Terminally ill
PlotLove, Time travel, Chess, Recurring day, Relationship
PlaceUSA
StyleRomantic, Kind, Action, Soulful, Fascinating

The film tells the story of quick-witted teen Mark, contentedly living the same day in an endless loop whose world is turned upside-down when he meets mysterious Margaret also stuck in the time loop. Mark and Margaret form a magnetic partnership, setting out to find all the tiny things that make that one day perfect. What follows is a love story with a fantastical twist, as the two struggle to figure out how -- and whether -- to escape their never-ending day.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:29
CharactersDogs, Killers, Family, Lawyers, Friends
PlotAdventure, Friendship, Hostage, Family life, Dreams
PlaceKitchen
StyleFascinating, Tense, Fancy, Touching

The four-inch-tall Clock family secretly share a house with the normal-sized Lender family, "borrowing" such items as thread, safety pins, batteries and scraps of food. However, their peaceful co-existence is disturbed when evil lawyer Ocious P. Potter steals the will granting title to the house, which he plans to demolish in order to build apartments. The Lenders are forced to move, and the Clocks face the risk of being exposed to the normal-sized world.

Markimdb: 5.4
Genrefantasy, comedy, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:50
CharactersFamily, Friends, Losers, Wizards, Orphans
PlotFriendship, Funeral
StyleTo cry, Touching

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.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrefantastic, fantasy, comedy, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:46
CharactersRobots, Aliens, Heroes, Family, Friends
PlotUFO, Friendship
PlaceNew York
StyleLight, To cry, Cute, Touching

In a soon to be demolished block of apartments, the residents resist the criminal methods used to force them to leave so a greedy tycoon can build his new skyscraper. When tiny mechanical aliens land for a recharge, they decide to stay and help out.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:42
CharactersTeens, Family
PlotBasketball, Body exchange, Fulfillment of desires, Growing up

On the brink of a midlife crisis, 30-something Mike O'Donnell wishes he could have a "do-over." And that's exactly what he gets when he wakes up one morning to find he's 17 years old again. With his adult mind stuck inside the body of a teenager, Mike actually has the chance to reverse some decisions he wishes he'd never made. But maybe they weren't so bad after all.

Markimdb: 4.7
Genrefantastic, fantasy, comedy, family
CountryUSA, United Arab Emirates
Duration01:29
CharactersAliens, Monsters, Snake, Heroes, Family
PlotAdventure, Life, Friendship, Fulfillment of desires, Family life
PlaceSchool, Party

A young boy's discovery of a colorful, wish-granting rock causes chaos in the suburban town of Black Falls when jealous kids and scheming adults alike set out to get their hands on it.

Markimdb: 5.4
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:44
CharactersTeens, Mermaids, Lifeguards, Friends, Losers
PlotFriendship, True love
PlaceSmall cities
StyleRomantic, Touching

Two teenage girls discover that mermaids really do exist after a violent storm washes one ashore. The mermaid, a sassy creature named Aquamarine, is determined to prove to her father that real love exists, and enlists the girls' help in winning the heart of a handsome lifeguard.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, drama, family
CountrySpain, Canada, USA
Duration02:56
CharactersDogs, Teens, Twins, FBI, Brothers
PlotLove, Friendship, Cancer, Mystery, Gifts
PlaceVillage
StyleLight, To cry, Soulful, Fascinating, Touching

The film follows a man with an unwanted gift for healing who meets a teenager with cancer who helps him to find himself.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genrefantasy, comedy
CountryUSA
Duration01:38
CharactersFamily, Losers
PlotLove, Adventure, Magic, Body exchange, Fulfillment of desires
PlaceSchool
TimeNew Year

A mysterious oriental skull transforms a father into his son, and vice versa.

Markimdb: 5.4
Genrefantasy, comedy, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:29
CharactersCinderella, Heroes, Family, Losers, Wizards
PlotRevenge, Superpowers, Supernatural, Fulfillment of desires
PlaceNew York
StyleFancy

Murray is a male fairy godmother, and he is trying to help 8-year-old Anabel to fulfil her "simple wish" - that her father Oliver, who is a cab driver, would win the leading role in a Broadway musical. Unfortunately, Murray's magic wand is broken and the fairies convention is threatened by evil witches Claudia and Boots.

Markimdb: 5.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:38
CharactersDogs, Heroes, Family, Dolphins, Friends
PlotAdventure, Friendship
StyleCute, Touching

Mary Beth is a marine biologist that gets annoyed when a dog called Zeus stows aboard her research boat. Nevertheless she is intrigued when the intrusive canine makes best-friends with her captive dolphin, Roxanne. She falls in love with Zeus's owner, Terry, a musician who rides a bike.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, adventure, family, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:40
CharactersTeachers, Family, Brothers, Trainers, Hunters
PlotLove, Adventure, Hockey, Computer games, Mental disorders
PlaceUSSR, California
StyleExciting, To cry, Touching

Corey refuses to let his emotionally disturbed younger brother Jimmy be institutionalized, and the two run away together. They soon join forces with a resourceful girl, who notices that Jimmy has a special talent: he is a "wizard" at video games and can achieve the high score on absolutely everything he plays. Evading their parents and a sinister bounty hunter, the trio head for a climactic showdown at the national video game championships in California.

Markimdb: 5.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, family
CountryArgentina
Duration00:52
CharactersTeens, Heroes, Family, Friends, Fathers
PlotLove, Time travel, Adventure, Obsession, Friendship
PlaceIslands
StylePsychological problems, Action, Cute, Soulful, Fascinating

Shot in Spanish and localized for markets around the world, “Tini – El Gran Cambio de Violetta” is set to thrill fans with everything they loved about the worldwide Violetta phenomenon including strong musical elements with new and original tracks, exciting choreography, compelling storylines, and intriguing characters. All made bigger and better for the big screen. The film shows how taking the role in the TV series was a pivotal moment for Tini leading to a personal ‘coming of age story’ about the young actress. In a story that reflects the teen star’s own real life, Tini will leave behind the world depicted in Violetta, striking out alone and embarking on a brand new adventure over one endless summer that will define her as a person and see her emerge as a new artist.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
Duration03:00
CharactersTeens, Businessmen, Singers, Strippers
PlotDancing, Adventure, Friendship, Body exchange, Supernatural
StyleLight, Soulful

Jordan Sanders, a take-no-prisoners tech mogul, wakes up one morning in the body of her 13-year-old self right before a do-or-die presentation. Her beleaguered assistant April is the only one in on the secret that her daily tormentor is now trapped in an awkward tween body, just as everything is on the line.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, drama, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:29
CharactersFamily
PlotLife, Friendship, Family life
PlaceUSA
TimeNew Year
StyleTouching

As a child, Michael Walker wished every day could be Christmas. That is, until a tragic accident crushed his holiday spirit. Thirty years later, Michael still can't muster any joy for the holidays, despite encouragement from his playful wife and well-intentioned parents. But when his young son faces a tragedy, Michael needs to make amends with his past. A mysterious man named Nick gives Michael a gift and instills in him the courage to find the joy that he lost.

Markimdb: 3
Genrefantasy, comedy, musical, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:33
CharactersFamily, Friends, Losers, Genie, Wizards
PlotAdventure, Superpowers, Friendship, Fulfillment of desires, Hip Hop
StyleLight, Inspirational

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.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genreaction, thriller, fantasy, comedy, drama, musical, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:40
CharactersTeens, Pirates, Dragons, Lifeguards, Family
PlotLove, Adventure, Friendship, Sword Battles
StyleRomantic, Exciting, Light, Fascinating

The teenagers of Disney's most infamous villains return to the Isle of the Lost to recruit a new batch of villainous offspring to join them at Auradon Prep.

Markimdb: 6
Genrefantasy, drama, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:36
CharactersHeroes, Family, Friends, Losers, Revived toys
PlotAdventure, Superpowers, Life, Friendship, Toys
PlaceParallel worlds, Tomb, New York
StyleFancy, Touching

A nine-year-old boy gets a plastic Indian and a cupboard for his birthday and finds himself involved in adventure when the Indian comes to life and befriends him.

Markimdb: 5.3
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, drama
CountryGermany, USA
Duration01:36
CharactersCinderella, Cooks, Friends, Losers
PlotLove, Relationship, Friendship
PlaceKitchen, USA, New York
StyleRomantic, To cry, Fancy, Touching

After her mother's death, mediocre chef Amanda Shelton is having trouble attracting customers to her family's restaurant. While shopping for ingredients, she is given a magical crab by mysterious Gene O'Reilly. Afterward, Amanda's dishes suddenly become excellent, inducing strong emotional reactions in everyone who eats them. Tom Bartlett, who is preparing to open his own eatery, tries her cooking and falls in love.

Markimdb: 5.3
Genrefantasy, comedy, drama, family
CountryFrance, China, Canada
Duration02:25
CharactersDogs, Animals, Family, Fathers, Businessmen
PlotLove, Adventure, Body exchange, Supernatural, Self-sacrifice
PlaceHospitals, USA
StyleKind, Light

A stuffy businessman finds himself trapped inside the body of his family's cat.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration02:22
CharactersPirates, Mermaids, Heroes, Family
PlotAdventure, Revenge, Fate
StyleExciting, To cry, Cute, Touching

The boy who wasn't supposed to grow up—Peter Pan—did just that, becoming a soulless corporate lawyer whose workaholism could cost him his wife and kids. But a trip to see Granny Wendy in London, where the vengeful Capt. Hook kidnaps Peter's kids and forces Peter to return to Neverland, could lead to a chance at redemption, in this family-oriented fantasy from director Steven Spielberg.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrefantasy, comedy, drama, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:45
CharactersFamily
PlotSoccer, Fulfillment of desires
PlaceUSA, Small cities
StyleLight, To cry, Soulful, Touching

A childless couple bury a box in their backyard, containing all of their wishes for an infant. Soon, a child is born, though Timothy Green is not all that he appears.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, adventure, family
CountryUSA
CharactersDogs, Horses, Family, Puppies, Cats
PlotLove, Friendship, Freedom
PlaceTrains
TimeNew Year
StyleTo cry, Cute, Touching

The love story between a pampered Cocker Spaniel named Lady and a streetwise mongrel named Tramp. Lady finds herself out on the street after her owners have a baby and is saved from a pack by Tramp, who tries to show her to live her life footloose and collar-free.





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