10 best movies like Mia and the White Lion (2018)

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Mia and the White Lion 2018
A young girl from London moves to Africa with her parents where she befriends a lion cub.
List of the best movies like Mia and the White Lion (2018): Lassie, The Secret of Moonacre, Son of Rambow, The Jungle Book, Free Willy: Escape from Pirate's Cove, Max 2: White House Hero, Flicka: Country Pride, Gold Diggers: The Secret of Bear Mountain, White Lion, Where the Wild Things Are.

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Lassie (2005)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, drama, adventure, family
CountryUSA, France, Republic of Ireland, United Kingdom
Duration01:40

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.

The Secret of Moonacre (2008)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrefantasy, melodrama, adventure, family
CountryHungary, United Kingdom, France, Australia, USA, New Zealand
Duration01:43

When 13 year old Maria Merryweather's father dies, leaving her orphaned and homeless, she is forced to leave her luxurious London life to go and live with Sir Benjamin, an eccentric uncle she didn't know she had, at the mysterious Moonacre Manor.

Son of Rambow (2007)
Markimdb: 7
Genreaction, comedy, drama, adventure, family
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, Germany, USA
Duration01:36

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!

The Jungle Book (2016)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, fantasy, drama, adventure, family
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:45

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.

Free Willy: Escape from Pirate's Cove (2010)
Markimdb: 5.1
Genredrama, adventure, family
CountryUSA, Mexico
Duration01:34

After young Kirra leaves her Australian home to summer with her grandfather in South Africa, she soon discovers a baby orca stranded in the lagoon near her grandfather’s rundown seaside amusement park. She names the lonely whale Willy--and embarks on a great quest to lead the little guy back to his anxious pod.

Max 2: White House Hero (2017)
Markimdb: 5.2
Genredrama, adventure, family, military
CountryUSA

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!

Flicka: Country Pride (2012)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genredrama, adventure, family
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:32

Flicka and Toby help out a struggling stable owner and her teenage daughter.

Gold Diggers: The Secret of Bear Mountain (1995)
Markimdb: 6
Genredrama, adventure, family, detective
CountryCanada, USA
Duration01:33

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.

White Lion (2010)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, adventure, family
CountrySouth Africa
Duration01:28

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.

Where the Wild Things Are (2009)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrefantasy, drama, adventure, family
CountryGermany, Australia, USA
Duration01:41

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.

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Duma (2005)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:40

An orphaned cheetah becomes the best friend and pet of a young boy living in South Africa.

A Far Off Place (1993)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genremelodrama, drama, adventure, family
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:48

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.

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrethriller, fantasy, drama, adventure, family
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Belgium, Canada
Duration02:44

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.

College Road Trip (2008)
Markimdb: 4.3
Genrecomedy, drama, adventure, family
CountryUSA

When an overachieving high school student decides to travel around the country to choose the perfect college, her overprotective cop father also decides to accompany her in order to keep her on the straight and narrow.

Hugo (2011)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, adventure, family, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, France
Duration02:06

Orphaned and alone except for an uncle, Hugo Cabret lives in the walls of a train station in 1930s Paris. Hugo's job is to oil and maintain the station's clocks, but to him, his more important task is to protect a broken automaton and notebook left to him by his late father. Accompanied by the goddaughter of an embittered toy merchant, Hugo embarks on a quest to solve the mystery of the automaton and find a place he can call home.

Yoko (2012)
Markimdb: 4.6
Genrefantasy, comedy, drama, adventure, family
CountryGermany, Austria, Sweden
Duration01:39

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.

Lady and the Tramp (2019)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, adventure, family
CountryUSA

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.

The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising (2007)
Markimdb: 4.8
Genrethriller, fantasy, drama, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:39

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.

A Dog's Journey (2019)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrefantasy, comedy, drama, adventure, family
CountryUSA, India, China, Hong Kong
Duration02:47

A dog finds the meaning of his own existence through the lives of the humans he meets.

Belle and Sebastian 3: The Last Chapter (2018)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genredrama, adventure, family
CountryFrance
Duration01:42

12 year-old Sebastian has decided not to follow his father and Angelina to Canada, deciding to stay in the alps to watch over Belle who has now become the mother of three beautiful pups. When a stranger arrives claiming to be Belle’s rightful owner, Sebastian will do all it takes to protect his best friend and her little ones.

Saving Flora (2018)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genredrama, adventure, family
CountryUSA

Flora is a circus elephant who can no longer perform her tricks. The night before she's scheduled to be euthanized, the circus owner's 14-year old daughter, Dawn, sneaks Flora from the circus. All that stands between them and the safety of the elephant preserve is two hundred kilometers of woods, one raging river, two elephant hunters and the fear of not making it.

The Lion (2003)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genreaction, drama, adventure, family
CountryFrance
Duration01:42

In Africa in the fifties, during the Mau-Mau war, young Patricia's friendship with a lion she raised for years.

Lassie Come Home (2020)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genredrama, adventure, family
CountryGermany

Remake of 1943 movie based on Eric Knight's book, "Lassie Come Home"

Die schwarzen Brüder (2014)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genredrama, adventure, family
CountryGermany, Luxembourg
Duration01:40

Up until the middle of the 19Th century, poverty stricken mountain farmers from the Ticino area of Switzerland frequently sold their children to Milan as chimney sweeps or spazzacamini. That is also young Giorgios fate. He is forced to climb through pitch black chimneys, flinging down the soot with his bare hands. But he does not lose heart. Together with his buddies sharing in the same misery, he establishes the association of Black Brothers. They stick together, struggling against their penury and getting involved in fights with the street gangs of Milan. The film tells of the gripping adventures of the chimney sweep boys and their spectacular escape back to their native land.

Tom and Huck (1995)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, adventure, family, western
CountryUSA
Duration01:37

A mischievous young boy, Tom Sawyer, witnesses a murder by the deadly Injun Joe. Tom becomes friends with Huckleberry Finn, a boy with no future and no family. Tom has to choose between honoring a friendship or honoring an oath because the town alcoholic is accused of the murder. Tom and Huck go through several adventures trying to retrieve evidence.

The Wizard (1989)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, adventure, family, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:40

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.

The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet (2013)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, adventure, family
CountryFrance, Canada
Duration01:45

A 12-year-old cartographer secretly leaves his family's ranch in Montana where he lives with his cowboy father and scientist mother and travels across the country on board a freight train to receive an award at the Smithsonian Institute.

The Call of the Wild (2020)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, adventure, family
CountryUSA, Canada

Buck is a big-hearted dog whose blissful domestic life is turned upside down when he is suddenly uprooted from his California home and transplanted to the exotic wilds of the Yukon during the Gold Rush of the 1890s. As the newest rookie on a mail delivery dog sled team—and later its leader—Buck experiences the adventure of a lifetime, ultimately finding his true place in the world and becoming his own master.

Black Beauty (2020)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genredrama, family
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, South Africa, Germany, France

Born free in the American West, Black Beauty is a horse rounded up and brought to Birtwick Stables, where she meets spirited teenager Jo Green. The two forge a bond that carries Beauty through the different chapters, challenges and adventures.

Racing Stripes (2005)
Markimdb: 5.2
Genrecomedy, drama, adventure, family, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:42

Shattered illusions are hard to repair -- especially for a good-hearted zebra named Stripes who's spent his life on a Kentucky farm amidst the sorely mistaken notion that he's a debonair thoroughbred. Once he faces the fact that his stark stripes mark him as different, he decides he'll race anyway. And with help from the young girl who raised him, he just might end up in the winner's circle.




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