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20 best movies like Cats & Dogs (2001)

List of the best movies like Cats & Dogs (2001): Underdog, Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London, Spy Kids: All the Time in the World, Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed, Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever, The Cat in the Hat, The Jungle Book, The Sorcerer's Apprentice, Pan, Girl vs. Monster.

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Markimdb: 4.8
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, comedy, adventure, family
CountryUSA
CharactersDogs, Superhero, Teens, Heroes, Family
PlotAdventure, Friendship, Experiments
PlaceLaboratory
StyleExciting

A lab accident gives a hound named Shoeshine some serious superpowers -- a secret that the dog eventually shares with the young boy who becomes his owner and friend.

Markimdb: 4.6
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, melodrama, adventure, family, crime
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:40
CharactersTeens, CIA, Spy, Heroes, Family
PlotAdventure, Rivalry
PlaceEngland, London, Summer camp, Boarding school

With all-new gadgets, high-flying action, exciting chases and a wisecracking new handler, Derek (Anthony Anderson), Cody has to retrieve the device before the world's leaders fall under the evil control of a diabolical villain.

Markimdb: 3.5
Genrefantastic, action, comedy, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:29
CharactersSpy, Strong women, Heroes, Family
PlotAdventure, Saving the World, Rivalry
StyleExciting

Eight years after the third film, the OSS has become the world's top spy agency, while the Spy Kids department has since become defunct. A retired spy Marissa (Jessica Alba) is thrown back into the action along with her stepchildren when a maniacal Timekeeper (Jeremy Piven) attempts to take over the world. In order to save the world, Rebecca (Rowan Blanchard) and Cecil (Mason Cook) must team up with their hated stepmother. Carmen and Juni have since also grown up and will provide gadgets to them.

Markimdb: 5.1
Genrehorror, fantastic, fantasy, comedy, adventure, family, detective
CountryUSA, Australia, Canada
Duration01:33
CharactersDogs, Monsters, Strong women, Heroes, Family
PlotAdventure, Revenge, Investigation, Chase, Mystery
StyleUnexpected ending

When Mystery, Inc. are guests of honor at the grand opening of the Coolsville Museum of Criminology, a masked villain shows up and creates havoc before stealing the costumes of the gang's most notorious villains...Could it be that their nemesis, mad scientist Jonathan Jacobo has returned and is trying to recreate their deadliest foes?

Markimdb: 5.1
Genreaction, comedy, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:25
CharactersDogs, Teens, Snake, Heroes, Family
PlotAdventure, Superpowers, Friendship, Supernatural
PlaceUSA
TimeNew Year

A lonely cat living in a mall pet shop has a sour outlook on life until, in the midst of the holiday rush, she’s swept up into a robbery and a friendship with a human girl.

Markimdb: 4
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:22
CharactersHeroes, Family, Friends, Wizards, Orphans
PlotAdventure, Friendship
StyleFancy

Conrad and Sally Walden are home alone with their pet fish. It is raining outside, and there is nothing to do. Until The Cat in the Hat walks in the front door. He introduces them to their imagination, and at first it's all fun and games, until things get out of hand, and The Cat must go, go, go, before their parents get back.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, fantasy, drama, adventure, family
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:45
CharactersAnimals, Wolves, Bears, Snake, Monkeys
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Travel, Friendship, Chase
PlaceVillage, Jungle, Nature, India
StyleSerious

A man-cub named Mowgli fostered by wolves. After a threat from the tiger Shere Khan, Mowgli is forced to flee the jungle, by which he embarks on a journey of self discovery with the help of the panther, Bagheera and the free-spirited bear, Baloo.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genreaction, fantasy, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:51
CharactersTeens, Witch, Dragons, Wizards, Heroes
PlotMagic, Adventure, Superpowers, Rivalry
StyleExciting, Gothic

Balthazar Blake is a master sorcerer in modern-day Manhattan trying to defend the city from his arch-nemesis, Maxim Horvath. Balthazar can't do it alone, so he recruits Dave Stutler, a seemingly average guy who demonstrates hidden potential, as his reluctant protégé. The sorcerer gives his unwilling accomplice a crash course in the art and science of magic, and together, these unlikely partners work to stop the forces of darkness.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Australia
Duration02:24
CharactersPirates, Indians, Mermaids, Childrens, Heroes
PlotAdventure, Travel, Magic, Martial Arts, Chase
PlaceSpace, Islands, Fantastic worlds, Parallel worlds, London
StyleFor children, Exciting, Action, Steampunk, Fairy tales

Living a bleak existence at a London orphanage, 12-year-old Peter finds himself whisked away to the fantastical world of Neverland. Adventure awaits as he meets new friend James Hook and the warrior Tiger Lily. They must band together to save Neverland from the ruthless pirate Blackbeard. Along the way, the rebellious and mischievous boy discovers his true destiny, becoming the hero forever known as Peter Pan.

Markimdb: 5.6
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, comedy, adventure, family
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:29
CharactersWitch, Teens, Monsters, Demons, Heroes
PlotFear, Rivalry
PlaceCemetery, USA, Laboratory
TimeHalloween

Skylar finds out that her parents are monster hunters after she accidentally releases some monsters from a secret containment chamber; so she and her techno friends must recapture all the monsters and also save her mom and dad from these monsters who are out for revenge.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genreaction, fantasy, comedy, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:10
CharactersChildrens, Heroes, Friends
PlotAdventure, Skirmishes, Chase, Rivalry
PlaceNew York, Los Angeles
StyleExciting, Fancy, Black humor

Danny is obsessed with a fictional movie character action hero Jack Slater. When a magical ticket transports him into Jack's latest adventure, Danny finds himself in a world where movie magic and reality collide. Now it's up to Danny to save the life of his hero and new friend.

Markimdb: 5.1
Genreaction, thriller, melodrama, adventure, family, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Germany
Duration01:33
CharactersTeens, Spy, Heroes
PlotAdventure, Martial Arts, Fate, Rivalry
PlaceSchool, England, London
StyleExciting, By books, For men, Disturbing

Alex Rider thinks he is a normal school boy, until his uncle is killed. He discovers that his uncle was actually spy on a mission, when he was killed. Alex is recruited by Alan Blunt to continue the mission. He is sent to Cornwall to investigate a new computer system, which Darrius Sayle has created. He plans to give the new computer systems to every school in the country, but Mr. Blunt has other ideas and Alex must find out what it is.

Markimdb: 3.4
Genreaction, fantasy, comedy, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:27
CharactersDogs, Heroes, Family, Talking dogs
PlaceUSA
TimeNew Year
StyleExciting, Light, Fascinating, Fancy

When a family visits Grandma's house on Christmas Eve, they leave their dog at home alone. And when burglars try to take the presents from under the tree, the dog must use every trick it knows to stop them.

Markimdb: 4.8
Genreaction, fantasy, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:29
CharactersHeroes, Wizards, Sultans
PlotAdventure, Friendship, Mythology, Rivalry
PlaceDeserts
StyleExciting, Action, Light, Fascinating

When the Sultan's first born is taken by an evil sorcerer, Sinbad is tasked with traveling to a desert of magic and creatures to save her.

Markimdb: 3.6
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, fantasy, comedy, adventure
CountryUSA
CharactersMutant, Strong women
PlotMartial Arts, Abduction, Pursuit, Experiments, Chase
PlaceLaboratory
StyleUnexpected ending

Six children genetically cross-bred with avian DNA, complete with wings, take flight around the country to discover their origins.

Markimdb: 4.8
Genrethriller, fantasy, drama, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:39
CharactersTeens, Heroes, Immortals, Family, Twins
PlotTime travel, Adventure, Travel, Magic, Superpowers
PlaceParallel worlds
TimeNew Year
StyleExciting, Light, Fascinating, Epic

A boy's life is turned upside down when he learns that he is the last of a group of immortal warriors who have dedicated their lives to fighting the forces of the dark.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, adventure, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:18
CharactersSpy, Heroes, Family, Brothers
PlotLove, Weapon, Viruses, Conspiracies, Cheating
PlaceEngland
StyleExciting, Action, Disgusting

Wrongfully accused and on the run, a top MI6 assassin joins forces with his long-lost, football hooligan brother to save the world from a sinister plot.

Markimdb: 4
Genreaction, fantasy, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:43
CharactersHeroes, Family
PlotWar, Time travel, Adventure, Travel, Magic
StyleExciting

The story follows the adventures of Aang, a young successor to a long line of Avatars, who must put his childhood ways aside and stop the Fire Nation from enslaving the Water, Earth and Air nations.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genreaction, comedy, adventure, family
CountryGermany
Duration01:36
CharactersVikings, Strong women, Heroes, Family
PlotAdventure, Abduction, Friendship, Rivalry
PlaceCastle
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleExciting

When does the little Vicky finally a real Viking? This question can his father Halvar no rest. But when the terrible Sven kidnapped the chief of Flake, has to prove himself unexpectedly Vicky: As deputy chief, he leads the strong men and it gets support from the fearless Svenja. Take course for the Cape Fear to free Halvar from Sven's castle - but the biggest problem is the Vikings still to come ... On stormy seas, tropical beaches and Valkyries by dangerous icy wastes before they fight their way to a secret location to be due to the hidden treasure of the fabled gods. The terrible Sven does everything it can to get him - and only Vicky can stop him with his clever ideas ...

Markimdb: 6.7
Genreaction, fantasy, comedy, drama, adventure, family
CountryUSA, New Zealand
Duration02:18
CharactersDragons, Wolves, Rabbits, Bears, Family
PlotAdventure, Life, Investigation, Friendship, Family life
PlaceForest, USA, Small cities
TimeNight
StyleLight, To cry, Cute, Touching

For years, old wood carver Mr. Meacham has delighted local children with his tales of the fierce dragon that resides deep in the woods of the Pacific Northwest. To his daughter, Grace, who works as a forest ranger, these stories are little more than tall tales... until she meets Pete, a mysterious 10-year-old with no family and no home who claims to live in the woods with a giant, green dragon named Elliott. And from Pete's descriptions, Elliott seems remarkably similar to the dragon from Mr. Meacham's stories. With the help of Natalie, an 11-year-old girl whose father Jack owns the local lumber mill, Grace sets out to determine where Pete came from, where he belongs, and the truth about this dragon.

Markimdb: 2.5
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, fantasy, adventure
CountryUSA, Mexico, Japan, Hong Kong, United Kingdom
Duration01:25
CharactersSuperhero, Dragons, Heroes
PlotAdventure, Martial Arts, Karate, Friendship, Alien invasion
PlaceSchool
TimeFuture
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Fancy, Serious

The young warrior Son Goku sets out on a quest, racing against time and the vengeful King Piccolo, to collect a set of seven magical orbs that will grant their wielder unlimited power.

Markimdb: 3
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, fantasy, comedy, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:21
CharactersMutant, Heroes, Scientists, Military, Insects
PlotSurvival, Voodoo, Rivalry
PlaceJungle, Russia, USA
StyleExciting, By books, Heavy, Serious, Disturbing

A scientist enlists the help of the US army to investigate the mysterious disappearance of her father, deep in the Belizean jungle. Caught in the crossfire between a brutal guerrilla army controlled by a mystical warlord, they are also confronted by an even bigger terror giant mutated wasps that are, for some reason, thirsty for blood.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genreaction, comedy, melodrama, adventure, family
CountryAustria, United Kingdom, USA
Duration01:45
CharactersHeroes, Family, The Musketeers, Friends
PlotLove, Adventure, Friendship, Death, Chase
PlacePrison, Paris, France
StyleExciting, For men

D'Artagnan travels to Paris hoping to become a musketeer, one of the French king's elite bodyguards, only to discover that the corps has been disbanded by conniving Cardinal Richelieu, who secretly hopes to usurp the throne. Fortunately, Athos, Porthos and Aramis have refused to lay down their weapons and continue to protect their king. D'Artagnan joins with the rogues to expose Richelieu's plot against the crown.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, comedy, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:41
CharactersAliens, Heroes, Family, Astronauts
PlotAdventure, Travel
PlaceSpace
StyleExciting, Disturbing

After their father is called into work, two young boys, Walter and Danny, are left in the care of their teenage sister, Lisa, and told they must stay inside. Walter and Danny, who anticipate a boring day, are shocked when they begin playing Zathura, a space-themed board game, which they realize has mystical powers when their house is shot into space. With the help of an astronaut, the boys attempt to return home.

Markimdb: 4.9
Genrecomedy, adventure, family, crime
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, France
Duration01:40
CharactersDogs, Animals, Family, Puppies, Parrots
PlotAdventure, Chase, Rivalry
PlacePrison, Women's Prison, England

Get ready for a howling good time as an all new assortment of irresistible animal heroes are unleashed in this great family tail! In an unlikely alliance, the outrageous Waddlesworth... a parrot who thinks he's a Rottweiler... teams up with Oddball... an un-marked Dalmation puppy eager to earn her spots! Together they embark on a laugh-packed quest to outwit the ever-scheming Cruella De Vil

Markimdb: 6
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, comedy, musical, adventure
CountryJapan
CharactersSuperhero, Robots, Heroes, Archaeologists
PlotAdventure, Martial Arts, Rivalry
PlaceJapan, Asia
TimePost apocalypse
StyleExciting, Fancy, Disturbing

Gan and his girlfriend Ai are mild-mannered toy shop owners by day but, when evil lurks, they transform into superheroes Yatterman 1 & 2. With the help of a dog-shaped robot, Yatterwoof, they take on the Doronbow gang, lead by the sexy Lady Doronjo. Together, they must stop the evil gang from finding the four magical skull pieces that will allow them to control the world!

Markimdb: 3
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, comedy, adventure
CountryUSA
CharactersTeens, Crocodiles, Heroes
PlotAlligators, Rivalry
PlaceAircraft
StyleExciting, Tense, Fancy, Disturbing

A fanatical animal rights activist releases giant pythons into the Everglades, believing the wild animals should be set free. When they start decimating the native animal population, an over-zealous park ranger feeds experimental steroids to wild alligators so they can fight back. The giant pythons and gargantuan alligators go on a killing spree, and it is now left up to the two feuding women to put aside their differences to put a stop to the creatures and the destruction.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genreaction, thriller, fantasy, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:54
CharactersAnimals, Monkeys, Family, Friends, Losers
PlotAdventure, Friendship, Chase, Justice, Growing up
PlaceJungle, Africa, Los Angeles
StyleExciting, Action, Touching, Serious

As a child living in Africa, Jill Young saw her mother killed while protecting wild gorillas from poachers led by Andrei Strasser. Now an adult, Jill cares for an orphaned gorilla named Joe -- who, due to a genetic anomaly, is 15 feet tall. When Gregg O'Hara arrives from California and sees the animal, he convinces Jill that Joe would be safest at his wildlife refuge. But Strasser follows them to the U.S., intent on capturing Joe for himself.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrefantastic, action, comedy, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:50
CharactersHeroes, Family, Soldier, Revived toys
PlaceSmall cities
StyleExciting, Light, Fancy

When missile technology is used to enhance toy action figures, the toys soon begin to take their battle programming too seriously.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, thriller, fantasy, drama, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:36
CharactersGiants, Heroes, Family, Twins, Goblins
PlotAdventure, Magic
PlaceFantastic worlds, Estate
StyleFor children, Exciting, Fairy tales

Upon moving into the run-down Spiderwick Estate with their mother, twin brothers Jared and Simon Grace, along with their sister Mallory, find themselves pulled into an alternate world full of faeries and other creatures.





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