10 best shows like Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show (1997)

List of the best shows and series like Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show (1997): Home Before Dark, Raised by Wolves, The Haunting of Bly Manor, NOS4A2, Servant, His Dark Materials, The Passage, The Promised Neverland, Craig of the Creek, The Kids Are Alright.

Home Before Dark (2020)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrecrime, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersChildrens
PlaceUSA, Small towns
StyleFascinating, Based on real events

A young girl moves from Brooklyn to the small lakeside town her father left behind. While there, her dogged pursuit of the truth leads her to unearth a cold case that everyone in town, including her own father, tried hard to bury.

Raised by Wolves (2020)
Markimdb: 8.6
CharactersRobots, Childrens, Androids
PlotSurvival, Artificial Intelligence, Religion, War
PlaceSpace
TimePost-apocalypse, Future
StyleSpectacular

After Earth is ravaged by a great religious war, an atheistic android architect sends two of his creations, Mother and Father, to start a peaceful, godless colony on the planet Kepler-22b. Their treacherous task is jeopardized by the arrival of the Mithraic, a deeply devout religious order of surviving humans.

The Haunting of Bly Manor (2020)
Markimdb: 7.8
CharactersGhosts, Childrens, Babysitting
PlotSupernatural, Death, Life after death
StyleNetflix

After an au pair’s tragic death, Henry Wingrave hires a young American nanny to care for his orphaned niece and nephew who reside at Bly Manor with the estate’s chef Owen, groundskeeper Jamie and housekeeper, Mrs. Grose. But all is not as it seems at the manor, and centuries of dark secrets of love and loss are waiting to be unearthed in this chilling romance. At Bly Manor, dead doesn’t mean gone.

NOS4A2 (2019)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.7)
Genrehorror, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:28
CharactersKillers, Vampire, Family, Childrens, Wizards
PlotSuperpowers, Motorcycles, Love triangle, Abduction, Magic
PlaceParallel worlds, USA
StyleDark

A young Victoria "Vic" McQueen discovers she has the power to unlock portals that help her find lost objects. As she delves further into this hidden universe, she encounters many other "inscape travelers" - some benevolent, and some who have been corrupted by their power. When Vic encounters Charlie Manx, an immortal who stays that way by feeding off of the souls of children, she makes a sworn enemy of Manx.

Servant (2019)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrethriller, fantasy, drama, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersCooks, Childrens, Family, Babysitting
PlotMystery
PlaceUSA

A Philadelphia couple are in mourning after an unspeakable tragedy creates a rift in their marriage and opens the door for a mysterious force to enter their home.

His Dark Materials (2019)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genrefantasy, drama, adventure, family
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersAnimals, Childrens
PlotMagic, Adventures, Travel
PlaceParallel worlds
StyleAtmospheric

Lyra is an orphan who lives in a parallel universe in which science, theology and magic are entwined. Lyra's search for a kidnapped friend uncovers a sinister plot involving stolen children, and turns into a quest to understand a mysterious phenomenon called Dust. She is later joined on her journey by Will, a boy who possesses a knife that can cut windows between worlds. As Lyra learns the truth about her parents and her prophesied destiny, the two young people are caught up in a war against celestial powers that ranges across many worlds.

The Passage (2019)
Mark8 (imdb: 7.3)
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, fantasy, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration03:35
CharactersVampire, Childrens
PlotGenetic experiments, Viruses
TimeFuture, Post-apocalypse
StyleSpectacular, Touching

A post-apocalyptic story about a botched U.S. government experiment that turns a group of death row inmates into highly infectious vampires, and an orphan girl who might be the only person able to stop the ensuing crisis.

The Promised Neverland (2019)
Mark8 (imdb: 8.7)
Genrehorror, fantastic, cartoon, detective
CountryJapan
Duration00:30
CharactersChildrens, Demons, Family
PlotSurvival, Revenge, Adventures, Death
PlaceJapan
TimeFuture
StyleAction, Touching, Fascinating

The one adored as the mother is not the real parent. The people living here together are not actual siblings. The Gracefield House is where orphaned children live. An irreplaceable home where 38 siblings and Mom live happy lives, even with no blood relations. However, their everyday life suddenly came to an abrupt end one day...

Craig of the Creek (2018)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrecomedy, drama, adventure, family, cartoon, short
CountryUSA, South Korea
CharactersChildrens

Craig and his friends, Kelsey and JP, venture out into a kid-controlled wilderness in the creek.

The Kids Are Alright (2018)
Mark9 (imdb: 7.9)
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA
Duration00:20
CharactersChildrens, Large families, Family
StyleAtmospheric, By comics

In a working-class neighborhood outside Los Angeles, Mike and Peggy raise eight boisterous boys. There are 10 people, three bedrooms, one bathroom and everyone in it for themselves.

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Lost in Space (2018)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 7.3)
Genrefantastic, drama, adventure, family, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:57
CharactersAliens, Family, Childrens
PlotSurvival, Adventures
PlaceSpace
TimeFuture
StyleNetflix, Action, Spectacular, Fascinating

After crash-landing on an alien planet, the Robinson family fights against all odds to survive and escape. But they're surrounded by hidden dangers.

My Brilliant Friend (2018)
Mark3.8 (imdb: 8.6)
Genremelodrama, drama, family
CountryItaly, USA
Duration02:02
CharactersPoor, Childrens, Friends, Family
StyleTouching, Spectacular

When the most important friend in her life seems to have disappeared without a trace, Elena Greco, a now-elderly woman immersed in a house full of books, turns on her computer and starts writing the story of their friendship.

Hilda (2018)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 8.6)
Genrefantasy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUnited Kingdom, Canada, USA
Duration01:49
CharactersChildrens, Dragons, Elves
PlotAdventures
StyleAtmospheric, For children, Netflix, By comics, Fascinating, Easy, Lovely

Fearless, free-spirited Hilda finds new friends, adventure and magical creatures when she leaves her enchanted forest home and journeys to the city.

The Boss Baby: Back in Business (2018)
Mark5.6 (imdb: 6.4)
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:26
CharactersBusinessmen, Childrens, Family
PlotAdventures, Investigation
StyleFor children, Netflix, Unexpected ending, Fascinating, Touching

With a little help from his brother and accomplice, Tim, Boss Baby tries to balance family life with his job at Baby Corp headquarters.

Splitting Up Together (2018)
Mark8 (imdb: 6.9)
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA
Duration00:15
CharactersChildrens, Large families, Parents, Family
PlotDivorce
StyleTo cry, Easy

Lena and Martin were once madly in love. But, like many marriages, time and circumstance eventually took their toll, and they decide that everyone's lives would be better if they got a divorce. Facing a daunting real estate market, the couple decide not to sell their house and to "Bird Nest" instead. The 'on-duty' parent will live in the house while the 'off-duty' parent will live in the detached garage. As Lena begins to dip her toes into the dating waters, Martin begins to see his own culpability in his marriage falling apart.

Young Sheldon (2017)
Mark7 (imdb: 7.5)
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA
Duration05:15
CharactersGeniuses, Childrens, Scientists, Family, Mathematicians
PlaceSchool
StylePhilosophical

The early life of child genius Sheldon Cooper, later seen in The Big Bang Theory.

A Series of Unfortunate Events (2017)
Mark7.4 (imdb: 7.8)
Genrecomedy, drama, adventure, family, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:37
CharactersChildrens, Family
PlotAdventures
StyleSoulful, By books, Fascinating

The orphaned Baudelaire children face trials, tribulations and the evil Count Olaf, all in their quest to uncover the secret of their parents' death.

The Powerpuff Girls (2016)
Markimdb: 3.6
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, comedy, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
CharactersSuperhero, Childrens, Monsters
PlaceSchool

Three colorful, sugarcoated kids trying to juggle school and save the world before bedtime.

The Loud House (2016)
Mark9 (imdb: 7.2)
Genreaction, comedy, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
CharactersGays, Large families, Family, Sisters, Brothers, Childrens
StyleEasy

Lincoln Loud is an eleven-year-old boy who lives with ten sisters. With the help of his right-hand man Clyde, Lincoln finds new ways to survive in such a large family every day.

Stranger Things (2016)
Mark9.8 (imdb: 8.7)
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, fantasy, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration03:09
CharactersChildrens, Monsters
PlotSupernatural, Adventures, Missing people, Investigation, Abduction, Superpowers
PlacePortals to other worlds, Parallel worlds, School, Small towns
StyleNetflix, Atmospheric, Popular, Spectacular, Fascinating, Worth watching

When a young boy vanishes, a small town uncovers a mystery involving secret experiments, terrifying supernatural forces, and one strange little girl.

Bad Judge (2014)
Mark10 (imdb: 6)
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA
Duration00:30
CharactersChildrens, Judges
StyleEasy

The series chronicles the personal life (and the wild lifestyle) of Rebecca Wright, a tough-as-nails judge serving on the Los Angeles County Circuit Court, whose time off the bench is spent partying and displaying a reckless behavior. Her reputation is about to be tamed—and judged—by Robby Shoemaker, a eight-year-old boy whose parents Rebecca put behind bars. He might be the one that can turn Rebecca's life around.

Baby Daddy (2012)
Mark4.6 (imdb: 7.4)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, family
CountryUSA
Duration00:22
CharactersChildrens, Family, Friends
StyleTouching, Easy

Baby Daddy follows Ben, a young man in his early 20s living the life of a bachelor in New York City with his buddy, Tucker, and his brother, Danny. Their lives are turned upside down when they come home one day to find a baby girl left on the doorstep by an ex-girlfriend of Ben's. After much deliberation, Ben decides to raise the baby with the help of his friends and his protective and sometimes over-bearing mother, Bonnie, and his close female friend, Riley.

Jessie (2011)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genrecomedy, family
CountryUSA
CharactersBabysitting, Childrens
PlaceUSA

An idealistic teen from rural Texas embarks on the adventure of a lifetime when she decides to leave behind starry nights for big city lights. Thrilled to be on her own and determined not to be intimidated by New York City, she accepts a job as nanny for a high-profile couple with four kids. Helping to keep her moral compass in check are Bertram, the family's butler, and Tony, the building's 20-year-old doorman.

Cory In the House (2007)
Markimdb: 5.1
Genrecomedy, family
CountryUSA

It's a brand new life for Cory Baxter when his dad, Victor, becomes the personal chef to the President of the United States. Cory's entrepreneurial scheming reaches new heights as he mingles amongst high-powered Washington D.C. elite.

My Fair Nanny (2004)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 4.5)
Genrecomedy
CountryRussia
Duration00:26
CharactersChildrens, Babysitting

My Fair Nanny is a Russian comedy television series based on the American television sitcom, The Nanny.

How to Live With Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life) (2013)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA

Polly is a single mom who has recently divorced. The transition hasn't been easy for her, especially in this economy. So, like a lot of young people living in this new reality, she and her daughter, Natalie, have moved back home with her eccentric parents, Elaine and Max.

One Big Happy (2015)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA
Duration01:40
CharactersFriends, Lesbians

Best friends Lizzy (gay and a bit type-A) and Luke (straight and more laid back) are like family. When they were kids and both of their parents were getting divorces, they stuck together, and they've been there for each other ever since. Now, all grown up and still single, they've decided to start a family of their own. No, not like that (there are some lines even they won't cross) - we're talking the non-romantic, go-to-the-doctor's-office type of baby-making. Then one night, after yet another failed attempt at conception, the two head out to a bar to let off some steam. That's where Luke meets Prudence, a free-spirited British girl who's slated to go back to England in a matter of days. Lizzy isn't a huge fan - it might have something to do with Prudence waltzing around their apartment naked - but Luke really hits it off with her... and next thing he knows, they're spending every last minute of her limited time together. But just as Lizzy discovers that she's actually pregnant, Luke announces that he and Prudence got married. Ta-da! A different kind of family is born.

Fighting Spirit (2000)
Markimdb: 8.7
Genrecomedy, drama, cartoon, sport
CountryJapan
Duration10:50

Makunouchi Ippo is an ordinary high school student in Japan. Since he spends most of his time away from school helping his mother run the family business, he doesn't get to enjoy his younger years like most teenagers. Always a target for bullying at school (the family fishing business grants him a distinct odor), Ippo's life is one of hardship. One of these after-school bullying sessions turns Ippo's life around for the better, as he is saved by a boxer named Takamura. He decides to follow in Takamura's footsteps and train to become a boxer, giving his life direction and purpose. Ippo's path to perfecting his pugilistic prowess is just beginning...

Baby Looney Tunes (2002)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrefamily, cartoon
CountryUSA
CharactersCats, Friends, Family
PlotAdventures
PlaceUSA
StyleSpectacular, Fascinating

The world's most beloved animated characters as precocious preschoolers, discovering the world one baby step at a time.

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