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20 best movies like Hugo (2011)

List of the best movies like Hugo (2011): The BFG, Back to the Secret Garden, Black Beauty, Gold Diggers: The Secret of Bear Mountain, Tom Sawyer & Huckleberry Finn, The Thief Lord, Lassie, Son of Rambow, The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children.

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Markimdb: 6.4
Genrefantasy, adventure, family
CountryUSA, India, United Kingdom
Duration01:54
CharactersDogs, Dragons, Childrens, Cannibals, Giants
PlotAdventure, Abduction, Friendship, Fate, Justice
PlaceParis, England, France, Metro, London
StyleExciting, Light, Soulful, Beautiful landscapes

The BFG is no ordinary bone-crunching giant. He is far too nice and jumbly. It's lucky for Sophie that he is. Had she been carried off in the middle of the night by the Bloodbottler, or any of the other giants—rather than the BFG—she would have soon become breakfast. When Sophie hears that the giants are flush-bunking off to England to swollomp a few nice little chiddlers, she decides she must stop them once and for all. And the BFG is going to help her!

Markimdb: 5.8
Genrefantasy, family
CountryUSA, Germany, United Kingdom
Duration01:40
CharactersAnimals, Heroes, Family, Friends, Orphans
PlotAdventure, Obsession, Friendship, Fate, Mystery
PlaceEngland, Estate
StyleTo cry, By books, Atmospheric, Serious

A youngster living in a stately home discovers the magical garden Mary, Colin & Dickon stumbled across years before - but faces a battle with the housekeeper over whether to nurture it.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genremelodrama, drama, adventure, family
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:28
CharactersAnimals, Horses, Family, Friends
PlotAdventure, Friendship, Justice
PlaceEngland
StyleLight, To cry, Cute, Inspirational, Fascinating

The fates of horses, and the people who own and command them, are revealed as Black Beauty narrates the circle of his life.

Markimdb: 6
Genredrama, adventure, family, detective
CountryCanada, USA
Duration01:33
CharactersTeens, Family, Friends
PlotAdventure, Friendship, Mystery
PlaceNature, Forest, Small cities, Los Angeles
StyleLight, Cute, Inspirational

Two teen girls, one from the city, one from the country, try to find the hidden gold of Bear Mountain learning about friendship, loyalty and courage on the way.

Markimdb: 5.2
Genredrama, adventure, family
CountryGermany, USA
Duration01:30
CharactersFriends, Orphans
PlotAdventure, Friendship, First love
PlaceSmall cities
Time19th century
StyleExciting, Light, Fascinating

The adventure unfolds as Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn - Tom's friend from the streets - witness a murder in the graveyard. Tom and Huck flee to Jackson Island and make a pact never to tell anyone about the incident. However, when the good-natured Muff Potter, who has been blamed for the murder is sentenced to death by hanging, Tom breaks his promise and returns to exonerate Muff Potter. In jun Joe, the actual murderer, makes a hasty exit from the courtroom during the trial. A short time later, Tom and Huck find references to a treasure and have to face In jun Joe again.

Markimdb: 6
Genrefantasy, drama, adventure, family
CountryLuxembourg, United Kingdom, Germany
Duration01:38
CharactersFamily, Friends, Nuns, Orphans
PlotAdventure, Friendship, Mystery
PlaceItaly, Venice
StyleBy books, Touching

A tale about two young boys, Prosper and Bo, who flee to Venice after being orphaned and dumped in the care of a cruel auntie. Hiding in the canals and alleyways of the city, the boys are befriended by a gang of young urchins and their enigmatic leader, the Thief Lord. From their home base of an old cinema theater, the children steal from the rich to support themselves and soon capture the interest of a bumbling detective. However, a greater threat to the children is something from a forgotten past - a beautiful magical treasure with the power to spin time itself

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, drama, adventure, family
CountryUSA, France, Republic of Ireland, United Kingdom
Duration01:40
CharactersDogs, Animals, Knights, Family, Friends
PlotLove, Adventure, The escape, Friendship, Moving
PlaceEngland, Castle, Scotland
StyleTouching

A family in financial crisis is forced to sell Lassie, their beloved dog. Hundreds of miles away from her true family, Lassie escapes and sets out on a journey home.

Markimdb: 7
Genreaction, comedy, drama, adventure, family
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, Germany, USA
Duration01:36
CharactersTeens, Family, Friends, Losers, Single mothers
PlotFriendship
PlaceEngland, Small cities
StyleTo cry, Fancy, Touching

Will Proudfoot (Bill Milner) is looking for an escape from his family's stifling home life when he encounters Lee Carter (Will Poulter), the school bully. Armed with a video camera and a copy of "Rambo: First Blood", Lee plans to make cinematic history by filming his own action-packed video epic. Together, these two newfound friends-turned-budding-filmmakers quickly discover that their imaginative ― and sometimes mishap-filled ― cinematic adventure has begun to take on a life of its own!

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: 6.7
Genrethriller, fantasy, drama, adventure, family
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Belgium, Canada
Duration02:44
CharactersWitch, Teens, Monsters, Childrens, Immortals
PlotTime travel, Adventure, Travel, Magic, Superpowers
PlaceIslands, Fantastic worlds, England, Orphan home, Boarding school
TimeFuture
StyleExciting, Atmospheric, Gothic, Serious, Beautiful landscapes

A teenager finds himself transported to an island where he must help protect a group of orphans with special powers from creatures intent on destroying them.

Markimdb: 5.2
Genredrama, adventure, family, military
CountryUSA
CharactersDogs, Teens, Family
PlotAdventure, Friendship, Chase
PlaceThe White House
StyleTwisted plot, Light, Fascinating, Touching

Max is assigned to the White House while Butch, the secret service dog, is on maternity leave. He meets TJ, a 12 year old boy, who is the President's son. Due to his father's high profile, he is trying hard to fit in and lead a normal life. During a state visit by the Russian President and his daughter, Alexandra (Alex), TJ is asked to accompany her, during their stay. TJ befriends Alex, but when they get into trouble, Max comes to the rescue!

Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, adventure, family, sport
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:42
CharactersChildrens, Family, Nuns, Orphans
PlotSoccer, Travel
PlaceEngland, Turkey
StyleTo cry, Touching, Serious

Brennan is Liverpool's number one fan, able to recite facts ad infinitum about the club and at a public school in the south of England since his father Gareth is emotionally unable to care for him following the death of Will's mother. Gareth appears one day out of the blue with tickets for Liverpool's trip to the 2005 Champions League Final in Istanbul.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genremelodrama, drama, adventure, family
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:48
CharactersTeens, Heroes, Family, Friends, Elephants
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Friendship
PlaceAfrica, Deserts
StyleExciting, Inspirational, Atmospheric, Gloomy, Touching

Thrown together under incredible circumstances, two strangers must discover courage and strength when they begin a journey across the treacherous African desert! Equipped only with their wits and the expertise of a native bushman who befriends them, they are determined to triumph over impossible odds and reach their destination. But along the way, the trio face a primitive desert wilderness.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrefantastic, adventure, family
CountryUSA, Spain, France, Canada, United Kingdom
Duration02:22
CharactersTeens, Robots, Heroes, Family, Scientists
PlotApocalypse, End of the world, Adventure, Teleportation, Fate
TimeFuture
StyleExciting, Beautiful, Fascinating, Deep Meaning, Makes me think

Bound by a shared destiny, a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor jaded by disillusionment embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory as "Tomorrowland."

Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, adventure, family
CountryCanada, USA
Duration01:20
CharactersDogs, Bears, Family, Friends, Cats
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Travel, Friendship
StyleExciting, By books, Touching, Serious, Beautiful landscapes

The story of three pets, a cat and two dogs, who lose their owners when they are all on vacation. Can they find their way home?

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrefantasy, melodrama, adventure, family
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:46
CharactersThieves, Heroes, Family, Friends, Genie
PlotLove, Adventure, Friendship
PlaceIraq
StyleExciting, Light, Atmospheric, Touching

When Prince Ahmad is blinded and cast out of Bagdad by the nefarious Jaffar, he joins forces with the scrappy thief Abu to win back his royal place, as well as the heart of a beautiful princess.

Markimdb: 6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:29
CharactersFirefighters, Heroes, Family, Friends, Losers
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Travel, Friendship
PlaceCanada, California
StyleExciting, Touching

When the pets accidentally get separated from their vacationing owners, Chance, Shadow, and Sassy navigate the mean streets of San Francisco, trying to find their home across the Golden Gate Bridge. But the road is blocked by a series of hazards, both man and beast.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrethriller, drama, adventure, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, Brazil, Germany
Duration01:54
CharactersFriends, Poor
PlotAdventure
StyleTo cry, By books, Fascinating, Touching, Serious

Set in Brazil, three kids who make a discovery in a garbage dump soon find themselves running from the cops and trying to right a terrible wrong.

Markimdb: 7
Genredrama, adventure, family
CountryFrance, United Kingdom
Duration01:49
CharactersAnimals, Heroes, Tigers, Family, Archaeologists
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Chase, Fate, Rivalry
PlaceJungle
StyleSoulful, Fascinating, Epic, Serious

Two tigers are separated as cubs and taken into captivity, only to be reunited years later as enemies by an explorer (Pearce) who inadvertently forces them to fight each other.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genreadventure, family, detective
CountryRussia
Duration01:29
CharactersDogs, Teens, Family, Parents
PlotAdventure, Travel, Friendship
PlaceRussia, Lake
TimeNew Year
StyleLight, To cry, Fascinating, Touching

Two classmates are trying to find a mysterious lake inhabited with a few feet long fishes.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrefantasy, drama, adventure, family
CountryGermany, Australia, USA
Duration01:41
CharactersKings, Monsters, Childrens, Heroes, Family
PlotAdventure, Travel, Magic, Loneliness
PlaceIslands, Fantastic worlds
StyleFor children, Light, Fascinating, Fancy, Touching

Max imagines running away from his mom and sailing to a far-off land where large talking beasts -- Ira, Carol, Douglas, the Bull, Judith and Alexander -- crown him as their king, play rumpus, build forts and discover secret hideaways.

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: 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: 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: 4.6
Genrefantasy, comedy, drama, adventure, family
CountryGermany, Austria, Sweden
Duration01:39
CharactersFamily, Friends, Sisters, Yeti, Orphans
PlotAdventure, Friendship
PlaceMountains, Zoos, Germany
StyleExciting

Pia's life, a girl from a small German town, changes when surprisingly, finds in her garden a huge black monster. She soon discovers that the mysterious creature, which called Yoko, is actually a kind yeti spiritually protecting animals and children worldwide. Yoko is constantly showing his friends Pia and their unique qualities, but children are not the only ones who want the Yeti. Its great value calls attention to two hunters who want to take advantage of the yeti.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genredrama, adventure, family, detective
CountryCanada, USA
CharactersChildrens, Alcoholics
PlotAdventure, Travel, Poker, Expeditions, Swimming
PlaceIslands, Forest, Lighthouse, Beach
TimeSummer
StyleExciting, Light, Soulful, Fascinating

Sent to spend the summer with their uncle on a remote island, young brothers Andy and Mark learn that their eccentric grandfather once owned the island, but vanished without a trace…taking with him the secret to a vast fortune. Delving into the mysterious past of the island, the brothers discover that their grandfather designed a complex treasure hunt, a hunt that could lead to unimaginable wealth and heal their broken family – if they can find it in time. Sinister forces also search for the money and will stop at nothing to keep the boys from their quest. As the adventure unfolds, the boys learn that the bonds of family are the most valuable riches of all, and that some family secrets can’t stay buried forever.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrecomedy, drama, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:48
CharactersHeroes, Family, Friends, Losers, Partners
PlotAdventure, Travel, Friendship, Growing up
Time19th century
StyleTo cry, Touching

Climb aboard for an extraordinary version of Mark Twain's sweeping adventure when Walt Disney presents The Adventures of Huck Finn, starring Elijah Wood (The Lord of the Rings). Directed by Stephen Sommers (The Mummy, The Mummy Returns), it's the unforgettable saga of a mischievous youngster and a runaway slave

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrefantasy, adventure, family
CountrySweden, Soviet Union, Norway
Duration01:39
CharactersKings, Pirates, Knights, Heroes, Family
PlotAdventure, Friendship, Supernatural, Missing people, Rivalry
PlaceParallel worlds
StyleFor children, Exciting, Light, Fascinating

They're two best friends, a million miles from home. On an incredible adventure, beyond the boundaries of space and time. A fantasy about a lonely boy who is transferred from his dull life with his adoptive parents to the land where his real father is the king.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, adventure, family
CountrySouth Africa
Duration01:28
CharactersFamily, Lions, Friends, Hunters
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Travel, Friendship
PlaceAfrica
StyleExciting, Soulful, Fascinating, Serious

According to the legend of the Shangaan, white lions are the messengers of the gods, but it has been years since one has been seen in their remote African valley. When a white lion is miraculously born into that valley, a young Shangaan named Gisani, finds himself destined to protect this rare and magnificent creature at all costs. This young lion, whom will be known as Letsatsi, is cast from his pride and forced to embark upon a perilous journey of survival.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama, family
CountryUSA
CharactersDogs, Family, Lawyers, Friends, Losers
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Friendship
PlaceSchool, Boarding school
StyleExciting, Touching, Serious

After the unexpected death of his survivalist father, an eleven year old boy raised in the Alabama wilderness must learn how to make a home in the modern world.





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