10 best movies like Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009)

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Movies similar to Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009): Dora and the Lost City of Gold, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Hey Arnold! The Jungle Movie, The Jungle Book, The Good Dinosaur, Rio 2, The Croods, Tarzan, Ice Age: Continental Drift, Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted.

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Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 6.1)
Genreadventure, family
Duration02:20
CharactersTeens
PlotAdventure
PlaceJungle
StyleWomens in main roles, Fascinating

Dora, a girl who has spent most of her life exploring the jungle with her parents, now must navigate her most dangerous adventure yet: high school. Always the explorer, Dora quickly finds herself leading Boots (her best friend, a monkey), Diego, and a rag tag group of teens on an adventure to save her parents and solve the impossible mystery behind a lost Inca civilization.

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 6.9)
Genreaction, fantasy, comedy, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration02:35
CharactersTeens, Friends, Crocodiles
PlotComputer games, Adventure, Fight, Survival
PlaceNature, Jungle

The tables are turned as four teenagers are sucked into Jumanji's world - pitted against rhinos, black mambas and an endless variety of jungle traps and puzzles. To survive, they'll play as characters from the game.

Hey Arnold! The Jungle Movie (2017)
Mark6.6 (imdb: 7.6)
Genrecomedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:51
CharactersTeens, Parents, Friends
PlotAdventure
PlaceJungle
StyleLight

An upcoming two-hour American animated television film split into two parts. Based on Craig Bartlett's Hey Arnold! TV series, it will serve as a sequel to the series finale in which Arnold found his father's journal and read about the life of his scientist parents, including their first meeting, birthing him, and a map showing the route they took to the San Lorenzo before they disappeared.

The Jungle Book (2016)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 7.4)
Genrefantasy, drama, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:45
CharactersAnimals, Wolves, Tigers, Panther, Friends, Orphans
PlotAdventure
PlaceJungle, Nature, Village

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.

The Good Dinosaur (2015)
Mark5.6 (imdb: 6.7)
Genrefantasy, comedy, drama, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration02:22
CharactersFriends, Dinosaurs, Family
PlotFear, Adventure
PlaceWild West
StyleExciting

An epic journey into the world of dinosaurs where an Apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend.

Rio 2 (2014)
Mark7 (imdb: 6.3)
Genrecomedy, musical, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:41
CharactersFamily, Parrots
PlotAdventure
PlaceJungle
StyleExciting

It's a jungle out there for Blu, Jewel and their three kids after they're hurtled from Rio de Janeiro to the wilds of the Amazon. As Blu tries to fit in, he goes beak-to-beak with the vengeful Nigel, and meets the most fearsome adversary of all: his father-in-law.

The Croods (2013)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 7.2)
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:38
CharactersFamily
PlotTime travel, Survival, Adventure

The Croods is a prehistoric comedy adventure that follows the world's first family as they embark on a journey of a lifetime when the cave that has always shielded them from danger is destroyed. Traveling across a spectacular landscape, the Croods discover an incredible new world filled with fantastic creatures -- and their outlook is changed forever.

Tarzan (2013)
Markimdb: 4.8
Genreadventure, family, cartoon
CountryGermany
Duration01:28
CharactersHeroes
PlotAdventure
PlaceJungle
StyleExciting

One of the most classic and revered stories of all time, Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan returns to the big screen for a new generation. Tarzan and Jane face a mercenary army dispatched by the evil CEO of Greystoke Energies, a man who took over the company from Tarzan's parents, after they died in a plane crash in the African jungle.

Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 6.6)
Genrecomedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:28
CharactersFamily, Pirates, Partners
PlotAdventure, Survival

Manny, Diego, and Sid embark upon another adventure after their continent is set adrift. Using an iceberg as a ship, they encounter sea creatures and battle pirates as they explore a new world.

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (2012)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 6.8)
Genrecomedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:33
CharactersZebras, Lions, Animals, Family
PlotAdventure
PlaceCircus
StyleFor children

Animal pals Alex, Marty, Melman, and Gloria are still trying to make it back to New York's Central Park Zoo. They are forced to take a detour to Europe to find the penguins and chimps who broke the bank at a Monte Carlo casino. When French animal-control officer Capitaine Chantel DuBois picks up their scent, Alex and company are forced to hide out in a traveling circus.

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Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012)
Mark10 (imdb: 5.8)
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, comedy, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:34
PlotAdventure
PlaceJungle, Islands
StyleExciting

Sean Anderson partners with his mom's boyfriend on a mission to find his grandfather, who is thought to be missing on a mythical island.

HOUBA! On the Trail of the Marsupilami (2012)
Mark6 (imdb: 5.5)
Genrecomedy, adventure, family
CountryFrance, Belgium
Duration01:45
CharactersInventors
PlotAdventure
PlaceJungle
StyleExciting

When reporter Dan Geraldo (Alain Chabat) arrives in Palombia to hunt for a scoop, he never suspects that he is about to make an incredible discovery... With his resourceful local guide Pablito (Jamel Debbouze), D an has one surprise after another during a thrilling adventure that allows him to bring the world some spectacular news: the Marsupilami, a mythical and mischievous animal, really does exist! You too will believe in furry tails!

Dino Time (2012)
Markimdb: 4.7
Genrecomedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA, South Korea
Duration01:26
CharactersDinosaurs, Friends
PlotTime travel, Adventure
StyleExciting

When a daredevil kid named Ernie, his sister Julia, and his best friend Max are horsing around in Max's inventor father's workshop, they accidentally trip a time-machine into operation and find themselves transported back in time 65 million years, where they meet a T-Rex named Tyra and her rambunctious dinosaur son Dodger. The unlikely group find themselves on an amazing adventure exploring the lush prehistoric jungle, despite Tyra's evil dinosaur rivals conspiring against them - while, back in the present day, Max's dad and Ernie and Julia's overprotective mom plot their rescue.

Rio (2011)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 6.9)
Genrecomedy, musical, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:36
CharactersParrots, Family
PlotTime travel, Love, Adventure
PlaceJungle
StyleExciting, Touching

Captured by smugglers when he was just a hatchling, a macaw named Blu never learned to fly and lives a happily domesticated life in Minnesota with his human friend, Linda. Blu is thought to be the last of his kind, but when word comes that Jewel, a lone female, lives in Rio de Janeiro, Blu and Linda go to meet her. Animal smugglers kidnap Blu and Jewel, but the pair soon escape and begin a perilous adventure back to freedom -- and Linda.

Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas (2011)
Mark8 (imdb: 6.5)
Genrecomedy, adventure, family, cartoon, short
CountryUSA
Duration00:25
CharactersFamily, Heroes
PlotAdventure

When Sid accidentally destroys Manny's heirloom Christmas rock and ends up on Santa's naughty list, he leads a hilarious quest to the North Pole to make things right and ends up making things much worse. Now it's up to Manny and his prehistoric posse to band together and save Christmas for the entire world!

Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 7.2)
Genreaction, comedy, drama, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:31
CharactersPandas, Friends, Family
PlotTime travel, Adventure, Fight, Mystery, Martial Arts
StyleExciting

Po is now living his dream as The Dragon Warrior, protecting the Valley of Peace alongside his friends and fellow kung fu masters, The Furious Five - Tigress, Crane, Mantis, Viper and Monkey. But Po’s new life of awesomeness is threatened by the emergence of a formidable villain, who plans to use a secret, unstoppable weapon to conquer China and destroy kung fu. It is up to Po and The Furious Five to journey across China to face this threat and vanquish it. But how can Po stop a weapon that can stop kung fu? He must look to his past and uncover the secrets of his mysterious origins; only then will he be able to unlock the strength he needs to succeed.

Scrat's Continental Crack-Up (2010)
Mark10 (imdb: 7.6)
Genrecartoon, short
CountryUSA
Duration00:03

You may think you know the history of continental drift, but forget all that. In pursuit of his most sought after possession, Scrat manges to singled-handedly alter the course of Earth’s history.

Merry Madagascar (2009)
Mark9 (imdb: 6.7)
Genrecomedy, adventure, family, cartoon, short
CountryUSA
Duration00:21
CharactersFriends, Family
PlotTime travel, Adventure, Holidays
PlaceJungle, New York
TimeNew Year

The Zoosters are back in an all-new holiday adventure. When Santa and his reindeer crash onto the island of Madagascar it's up to Alex, Marty, Gloria, Melman and those wacky penguins to save Christmas. Get ready for a sleigh full of laughs in this hilarious new holiday classic.

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008)
Mark7.2 (imdb: 6.6)
Genrecomedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:25
PlotThe escape, Survival, Volcanoes, Hunger
PlaceAfrica, Jungle

Alex, Marty, and other zoo animals find a way to escape from Madagascar when the penguins reassemble a wrecked airplane. The precariously repaired craft stays airborne just long enough to make it to the African continent. There the New Yorkers encounter members of their own species for the first time. Africa proves to be a wild place, but Alex and company wonder if it is better than their Central Park home.

Surviving Sid (2008)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy, cartoon, short
CountryUSA
Duration00:08

Sid, the sloth, takes a school of children out on a camping trip from home, only to find that in typical Sid style, he is not a very good guide and the children he takes with him don't have a very good time.

Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 5.8)
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:33
CharactersRobots
PlotAdventure, Travel, Volcanoes

On a quest to find out what happened to his missing brother, a scientist, his nephew and their mountain guide discover a fantastic and dangerous lost world in the center of the earth.

Space Chimps (2008)
Mark10 (imdb: 4.5)
Genrefantastic, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:21
CharactersFamily
PlotAdventure
PlaceJungle

Three chimps are sent into space to explore the possibility of alien life when an unmanned space shuttle crash lands on an uncharted planet.

Horton Hears a Who! (2008)
Mark6.6 (imdb: 6.8)
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:22
CharactersElephants, Animals, Monkeys, Family
PlotAdventure
PlaceJungle
StyleFor children

One day, Horton the elephant hears a cry from help coming from a speck of dust. Even though he can't see anyone on the speck, he decides to help it. As it turns out, the speck of dust is home to the Whos, who live in their city of Whoville. Horton agrees to help protect the Whos and their home

Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 4.2)
Genrefantastic, action, adventure, family
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:30
CharactersDinosaurs, Teens
PlotExpeditions, Adventure
StyleExciting

Set in the late 1870's - A woman hires an anthropologist/adventurer to track down her husband, who has disappeared while searching for an elusive passage to the center of the earth

Shrek the Third (2007)
Mark7 (imdb: 6)
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:33
CharactersPirates, Cats, Dragons
PlotAdventure, Chase, Tracking, Funeral

The King of Far Far Away has died and Shrek and Fiona are to become King & Queen. However, Shrek wants to return to his cozy swamp and live in peace and quiet, so when he finds out there is another heir to the throne, they set off to bring him back to rule the kingdom.

The Water Horse (2007)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.4)
Genrefantasy, adventure, family
CountryNew Zealand, United Kingdom, Australia
Duration01:52
CharactersDinosaurs
PlotAdventure
PlaceScotland

A lonely boy discovers a mysterious egg that hatches a sea creature of Scottish legend.

No Time for Nuts (2006)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrefantastic, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon, short
CountryUSA
Duration00:07

Scrat comes across a time machine and is transported to various times all in pursuit of his beloved acorn.

Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.8)
Genreaction, fantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:31

Diego, Manny and Sid return in this sequel to the hit animated movie Ice Age. This time around, the deep freeze is over, and the ice-covered earth is starting to melt, which will destroy the trio's cherished valley. The impending disaster prompts them to reunite and warn all the other beasts about the desperate situation.

Happy Feet (2006)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 6.4)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, family, cartoon, music
CountryAustralia, USA
Duration01:44

Into the world of the Emperor Penguins, who find their soul mates through song, a penguin is born who cannot sing. But he can tap dance something fierce!

Madagascar (2005)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 6.9)
Genrecomedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:26
CharactersZebras, Lions
PlotAdventure
PlaceIslands, Jungle
StyleFor children

Alex the lion is the king of the urban jungle, the main attraction at New York's Central Park Zoo. He and his best friends -- Marty the zebra, Melman the giraffe and Gloria the hippo -- have spent their whole lives in blissful captivity before an admiring public and with regular meals provided for them. Not content to leave well enough alone, Marty lets his curiosity get the better of him and makes his escape -- with the help of some prodigious penguins -- to explore the world.

King Kong (2005)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 7.2)
Genreaction, fantasy, melodrama, drama, adventure
CountryNew Zealand, USA, Germany
Duration03:07
CharactersDinosaurs, Giants
PlotAdventure, Expeditions
PlaceUninhabited island, Jungle, Islands

In 1933 New York, an overly ambitious movie producer coerces his cast and hired ship crew to travel to mysterious Skull Island, where they encounter Kong, a giant ape who is immediately smitten with the leading lady.

Shrek 2 (2004)
Mark3.6 (imdb: 7.2)
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:33
CharactersFamily, Friends, Dragons
PlotWedding, Love, Mystery
StyleLight

Shrek, Fiona and Donkey set off to Far, Far Away to meet Fiona's mother and father. But not everyone is happy. Shrek and the King find it hard to get along, and there's tension in the marriage. The fairy godmother discovers that Shrek has married Fiona instead of her Son Prince Charming and sets about destroying their marriage.

Two Brothers (2004)
Mark9.6 (imdb: 7.1)
Genredrama, adventure, family
CountryFrance, United Kingdom
Duration01:49
CharactersTigers, Family
PlotAdventure, Fate
PlaceJungle

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.

Thunderbirds (2004)
Mark5 (imdb: 4.2)
Genrefantastic, action, comedy, adventure, family
CountryUnited Kingdom, France
Duration01:35
CharactersFamily
PlotAdventure
PlaceJungle

Dangerous missions are the bread and butter of the Thunderbirds, a high-tech secret force employed by the government. Led by Jeff Tracy (Bill Paxton), the Thunderbirds are at the top of their game, but their nemesis, The Hood (Ben Kingsley), has landed on their island and is attempting a coup by using the team's rescue vehicles. He'll soon discover that the Thunderbirds won't go down.

The Jungle Book 2 (2003)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genremusical, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA, Australia
Duration01:12
CharactersTigers, Wolves, Orphans, Bears
PlotAdventure
PlaceJungle

Mowgli has been living in the man-village with his little stepbrother Ranjan and his best friend Shanti. But the man-cub still has that jungle rhythm in his heart, and he misses his old buddies Baloo and Bagheera. When Mowgli wanders back to the wild for some swingin' fun, he soon finds the man-eating tiger Shere Khan is lurking in the shadows and planning his revenge.

Gone Nutty (2002)
Genrecomedy, family, cartoon, short
CountryUSA
Duration00:05

Scrat tries to finish his rather large collection of acorns when things start going nutty.

Ice Age (2002)
Mark9.6 (imdb: 7.5)
Genrecomedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:21
CharactersSquirrel, Animals, Mammoths, Friends
PlotTime travel, Adventure, Survival
TimeWinter
StyleFor children

With the impending ice age almost upon them, a mismatched trio of prehistoric critters – Manny the woolly mammoth, Diego the saber-toothed tiger and Sid the giant sloth – find an orphaned infant and decide to return it to its human parents. Along the way, the unlikely allies become friends but, when enemies attack, their quest takes on far nobler aims.

Jurassic Park III (2001)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 5.9)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:32
CharactersDinosaurs
PlotAdventure, Survival
PlaceIslands, Jungle
StyleExciting

In need of funds for research, Dr. Alan Grant accepts a large sum of money to accompany Paul and Amanda Kirby on an aerial tour of the infamous Isla Sorna. It isn't long before all hell breaks loose and the stranded wayfarers must fight for survival as a host of new -- and even more deadly -- dinosaurs try to make snacks of them.

Dinosaur (2000)
Mark9.6 (imdb: 6.5)
Genrefantastic, thriller, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:22
CharactersDinosaurs
PlotAdventure, Survival
StyleTouching

An orphaned dinosaur raised by lemurs joins an arduous trek to a sancturary after a meteorite shower destroys his family home.

The Road to El Dorado (2000)
Mark8 (imdb: 6.9)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:29
PlotTreasures, Adventure
StyleLight

After a failed swindle, two con-men end up with a map to El Dorado, the fabled "city of gold," and an unintended trip to the New World. Much to their surprise, the map does lead the pair to the mythical city, where the startled inhabitants promptly begin to worship them as gods. The only question is, do they take the worshipful natives for all they're worth, or is there a bit more to El Dorado than riches?

Tarzan (1999)
Mark6.8 (imdb: 7.3)
Genremelodrama, drama, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:25
CharactersFamily
PlotAdventure
PlaceJungle

Tarzan was a small orphan who was raised by an ape named Kala since he was a child. He believed that this was his family, but on an expedition Jane Porter is rescued by Tarzan. He then finds out that he's human. Now Tarzan must make the decision as to which family he should belong to...

Mighty Joe Young (1998)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 5.6)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, fantasy, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:54
CharactersAnimals, Monkeys
PlotAdventure
PlaceJungle
StyleExciting

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.

George of the Jungle (1997)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 5.4)
Genreaction, comedy, melodrama, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:32
PlotAdventure
PlaceJungle

Baby George got into a plane crash in a jungle, stayed alive and was adopted by a wise ape. Ursula Stanhope, US noble woman is saved from death on safari by grown-up George, and he takes her to jungle to live with him. He slowly learns a rules of human relationships, while Ursula's lover Lyle is looking for her and the one who took her. After they are found, Ursula takes George to the USA.

Jumanji (1995)
Mark9.8 (imdb: 7)
Genrethriller, fantasy, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:44
PlotAdventure, Time travel
PlaceParallel worlds, Jungle

When siblings Judy and Peter discover an enchanted board game that opens the door to a magical world, they unwittingly invite Alan -- an adult who's been trapped inside the game for 26 years -- into their living room. Alan's only hope for freedom is to finish the game, which proves risky as all three find themselves running from giant rhinoceroses, evil monkeys and other terrifying creatures.

Jurassic Park (1993)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 8.1)
Genrefantastic, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration02:07
CharactersDinosaurs
PlotTime travel, Survival, Adventure
PlaceIslands
StyleExciting

A wealthy entrepreneur secretly creates a theme park featuring living dinosaurs drawn from prehistoric DNA. Before opening day, he invites a team of experts and his two eager grandchildren to experience the park and help calm anxious investors. However, the park is anything but amusing as the security systems go off-line and the dinosaurs escape.

The Land Before Time (1988)
Mark10 (imdb: 7.4)
Genrefantasy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA, Republic of Ireland
Duration01:09
CharactersDinosaurs
PlotSurvival, Adventure
StyleTouching

An orphaned brontosaurus named Littlefoot sets off in search of the legendary Great Valley. A land of lush vegetation where the dinosaurs can thrive and live in peace. Along the way he meets four other young dinosaurs, each one a different species, and they encounter several obstacles as they learn to work together in order to survive.

The Jungle Book (1967)
Mark6
Genremusical, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:18
CharactersWolves, Tigers, Orphans
PlotAdventure
PlaceJungle, India

The boy Mowgli makes his way to the man-village with Bagheera, the wise panther. Along the way he meets jazzy King Louie, the hypnotic snake Kaa and the lovable, happy-go-lucky bear Baloo, who teaches Mowgli "The Bare Necessities" of life and the true meaning of friendship.

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