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20 best movies like Mr. Popper's Penguins (2011)

List of the best movies like Mr. Popper's Penguins (2011): Nine Lives, The One and Only Ivan, Angels Sing, Noelle, Doctor Dolittle, Pete's Dragon, Charlotte's Web, Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever, Gulliver's Travels, Alone for Christmas.

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Markimdb: 5.3
Genrefantasy, comedy, drama, family
CountryFrance, China, Canada
Duration02:25
CharactersDogs, Animals, Family, Fathers, Businessmen
PlotLove, Adventure, Body exchange, Supernatural, Self-sacrifice
PlaceHospitals, USA
StyleKind, Light

A stuffy businessman finds himself trapped inside the body of his family's cat.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrefantasy, comedy, comedy, adventure, family, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
CharactersMonkeys, Artists, Good people
PlotOn real events, Friendship
PlaceCircus
StyleKind

Ivan is a 400-pound silverback gorilla who shares a communal habitat in a suburban shopping mall with Stella the elephant, Bob the dog, and various other animals. He has few memories of the jungle where he was captured, but when a baby elephant named Ruby arrives, it touches something deep within him. Ruby is recently separated from her family in the wild, which causes him to question his life, where he comes from and where he ultimately wants to be.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, drama, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:29
CharactersFamily
PlotLife, Friendship, Family life
PlaceUSA
TimeNew Year
StyleTouching

As a child, Michael Walker wished every day could be Christmas. That is, until a tragic accident crushed his holiday spirit. Thirty years later, Michael still can't muster any joy for the holidays, despite encouragement from his playful wife and well-intentioned parents. But when his young son faces a tragedy, Michael needs to make amends with his past. A mysterious man named Nick gives Michael a gift and instills in him the courage to find the joy that he lost.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, adventure, family
CountryUSA
CharactersFamily, Elves, Santa Claus
PlotHolidays
PlaceUSA
TimeNew Year
StyleExciting, Light, Fascinating

Kris Kringle's daughter, Noelle, sets off on a mission to find and bring back her brother, after he gets cold feet when it's his turn to take over as Santa.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, musical, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration02:32
CharactersAnimals, Heroes, Family, Friends, Parrots
PlotAdventure, Friendship
PlaceVillage, Islands, Africa, England
Time19th century
StyleTo cry, Fancy, Touching

A veterinarian who can communicate with animals travels abroad to search for a giant sea snail.

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: 6.3
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family
CountryUSA, Germany, Australia
Duration01:37
CharactersAnimals, Spiders, Heroes, Family, Friends
PlotSurvival, Friendship
PlaceFantastic worlds, USA
StyleLight, To cry, Cute, Touching

Wilbur the pig is scared of the end of the season, because he knows that come that time, he will end up on the dinner table. He hatches a plan with Charlotte, a spider that lives in his pen, to ensure that this will never happen.

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: 4.9
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:25
CharactersGiants, Family, Writers, Journalists, Losers
PlotAdventure, Shipwreck, Internet, Cheating
PlacePrison, Islands, Fantastic worlds
StyleExciting

Travel writer Lemuel Gulliver takes an assignment in Bermuda, but ends up on the island of Liliput, where he towers over its tiny citizens.

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: 7
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:37
CharactersFamily, Elves, Santa Claus, Gnomes, Orphans
PlotSnow, Holidays
PlaceNew York
TimeNew Year, Winter
StyleTo cry, Touching

When young Buddy falls into Santa's gift sack on Christmas Eve, he's transported back to the North Pole and raised as a toy-making elf by Santa's helpers. But as he grows into adulthood, he can't shake the nagging feeling that he doesn't belong. Buddy vows to visit Manhattan and find his real dad, a workaholic publisher.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrefantasy, comedy, drama, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:45
CharactersFamily
PlotSoccer, Fulfillment of desires
PlaceUSA, Small cities
StyleLight, To cry, Soulful, Touching

A childless couple bury a box in their backyard, containing all of their wishes for an infant. Soon, a child is born, though Timothy Green is not all that he appears.

Markimdb: 5.6
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:25
CharactersFamily, Actors
PlotTravel, Supernatural, True love, Ghosts
PlaceLos Angeles
TimeNew Year
StyleTo cry

Sloan is beautiful, stylish, and on the fast track to success at her public relations firm. After her client Caitlin ends up in a coma and becomes her own personal ghost of Christmas past, present, and future; she finds out first hand that her unethical ways needs to change and reuniting with a past jilted lover may be the answer.

Markimdb: 4.9
Genrecomedy, drama, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:24
CharactersAnimals, Monkeys, Family
PlotOn real events, Adventure, Life, Friendship, Family life
PlaceJungle, Zoos
StyleLight, Touching

An eccentric socialite raises a gorilla as her son.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:38
CharactersAnimals, Cooks, Heroes, Family, Mice
PlotAdventure, Flooding, Hunting, Inheritance
PlaceMansions
TimeWinter
StyleLight

Down-on-their luck brothers, Lars and Ernie Smuntz, aren't happy with the crumbling old mansion they inherit... until they discover the estate is worth millions. Before they can cash in, they have to rid the house of it's single, stubborn occupant: a tiny and tenacious mouse.

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: 5.2
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:42
CharactersAnimals, Monkeys, Family, Scientists, Lions
PlotRelationship, Friendship
PlaceZoos
StyleBy comics

A comedy about a zookeeper who might be great with animals, but he doesn't know anything about the birds and the bees. The man can't find love, so he decides to quit his job at the zoo, but his animal friends try to stop him and teach him that Mother Nature knows best when it comes to love.

Markimdb: 5.6
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family
CountryUSA, China, United Kingdom, Japan
CharactersAnimals, Family
PlotAdventure, Travel
PlaceShips
StyleFor children, Light

After losing his wife seven years earlier, the eccentric Dr. John Dolittle, famed doctor and veterinarian of Queen Victoria’s England, hermits himself away behind the high walls of Dolittle Manor with only his menagerie of exotic animals for company. But when the young queen falls gravely ill, a reluctant Dolittle is forced to set sail on an epic adventure to a mythical island in search of a cure, regaining his wit and courage as he crosses old adversaries and discovers wondrous creatures.

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: 7.3
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:44
CharactersFamily, Losers
PlotLove, Adventure, Friendship, Body exchange, Fulfillment of desires
PlaceNew York
StyleCute, Fascinating, Touching

A young boy, Josh Baskin makes a wish at a carnival machine to be big. He wakes up the following morning to find that it has been granted and his body has grown older overnight. But he is still the same 13-year-old boy inside. Now he must learn how to cope with the unfamiliar world of grown-ups including getting a job and having his first romantic encounter with a woman. What will he find out about this strange world?

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:27
CharactersCinderella, Family, Losers
PlotTime travel, Adventure, Wedding, Fulfillment of desires, True love
PlaceNew York
StyleFancy, Touching

After an extramarital indiscretion, a fairy-tale prince and his sidekick are turned into frogs for all eternity or until the prince can convince a maiden to kiss and then marry him.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genrefantasy, comedy, musical, adventure, family, music
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration02:01
CharactersHeroes, Family, Friends, Losers, Partners
PlotAdventure, Friendship, Rivalry
StyleTo cry

Elmo loves his fuzzy, blue blanket, and would never let anything happen to it. However, a tug-of-war with his friend Zoe sends his blanket to a faraway land, and Elmo in hot pursuit. Facing life without his cherished blanket, Elmo musters all of his determination and courage and heads off on an action-packed rescue mission that plunges him into Grouchland-a place full of grouchy creatures, stinky garbage and the villainous Huxley. Along the way, Elmo learns an important lesson about sharing, realizing that he was selfish with his friend and responsible for what happened.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration01:48
CharactersFamily, Brothers, Orphans, Actors, Parents
PlotAdventure, Betrayal, Inheritance
PlaceCaves
StyleFor children, Exciting, Atmospheric, Fancy, Gothic

Three wealthy children's parents are killed in a fire. When they are sent to a distant relative, they find out that he is plotting to kill them and seize their fortune. This movie is extremely alarming, an expression which here means "a thrilling misadventure involving three ingenious orphans and a villainous actor named Count Olaf (Jim Carrey) who wants their enormous fortune." It includes a suspicious fire, delicious pasta, Jim Carrey, poorly behaved looches, Billy Connolly, an incredibly deadly viper, Meryl Streep, and the voice of an imposter named Jude Law.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genrefantasy, comedy
CountryUSA
CharactersFamily, Friends
PlotFulfillment of desires
TimeNew Year
StyleTo cry, Touching

A woman is granted 12 wishes by a kooky Christmas life coach, but the consequences of the wishes coming true creates more problems than it solves.

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: 6.7
Genrefantasy, comedy, musical, adventure, family
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:05
CharactersDogs, Family, Lawyers, Brothers, Fathers
PlotLove, Adventure, Abduction, Flooding, Chase
TimeWorld War II
StyleFor children, Kind, Light, Soulful, Atmospheric

In Depression-era London, a now-grown Jane and Michael Banks, along with Michael's three children, are visited by the enigmatic Mary Poppins following a personal loss. Through her unique magical skills, and with the aid of her friend Jack, she helps the family rediscover the joy and wonder missing in their lives.

Markimdb: 3
Genrefantasy, comedy, musical, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:33
CharactersFamily, Friends, Losers, Genie, Wizards
PlotAdventure, Superpowers, Friendship, Fulfillment of desires, Hip Hop
StyleLight, Inspirational

When Max fools a gang of local toughs, he finds himself in big trouble. Fleeing from the thugs, Max runs into an old warehouse and bumps into a boom box. By doing that, he manages to release Kazaam, a genie who has been held captive for thousands of years.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family
CountryUnited Kingdom, South Africa
Duration01:27
CharactersBrownies, Family, Losers
PlotAdventure, Friendship
PlaceEngland
TimeNew Year
StyleBy books, Touching

Family adventure based on Mary Norton's classic children's books about a race of tiny people who live under the floorboards, resourcefully surviving by borrowing bits and pieces from the large residents who dwell above. After being discovered by 'human beans', borrower Arrietty and her parents are forced to leave their home while attempting to evade the clutches of obsessive scientist Professor Mildeye.

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: 6.1
Genrecomedy, drama, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:26
CharactersDogs, Family, Puppies, Single mothers, Nurses
PlaceHospitals, USA
TimeNew Year
StyleTo cry

A series of mishaps threaten a recently divorced mom's attempts to make her two kids' first Christmas "without dad" perfect.





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