10 best movies like Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase (2019)

Movies similar to Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase (2019): Dora and the Lost City of Gold, Missing Link, Pokémon Detective Pikachu, Mia and the White Lion, 3Below: Tales of Arcadia, How to Be Really Bad, The Little Witch, Running for Grace, Blurt!, Sherlock Gnomes.

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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.

Missing Link (2019)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 6.7)
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
Duration02:13
CharactersScientists, Family, Friends
PlotInvestigation, Adventure
StyleFor children, Light

The charismatic Sir Lionel Frost considers himself to be the world's foremost investigator of myths and monsters. Trouble is, none of his small-minded, high-society peers seems to recognize this. Hoping to finally gain acceptance from these fellow adventurers, Sir Lionel travels to the Pacific Northwest to prove the existence of a legendary creature known as the missing link.

Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 6.7)
Genrefantastic, fantasy, adventure, family, detective
Duration02:25
CharactersDetectives
PlotInvestigation
StyleFor children, For winter evenings, For a group of friends, By games

In a world where people collect pocket-size monsters (Pokémon) to do battle, a boy comes across an intelligent monster who seeks to be a detective.

Mia and the White Lion (2018)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.4)
Genredrama, adventure, family
Duration01:38
CharactersLions, Teens, Farmers

A young girl from London moves to Africa with her parents where she befriends a lion cub.

3Below: Tales of Arcadia (2018)
Mark5.6 (imdb: 7.9)
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, comedy, family, cartoon
Duration02:18
CharactersBrother and sister, Aliens, Teens, Bodyguards
PlotTechnology
PlaceSchool
StyleFor children, Netflix

After crash-landing on Earth, two royal teen aliens on the run struggle to blend in with humans as they evade intergalactic bounty hunters.

How to Be Really Bad (2018)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 6.3)
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, family
CharactersDemons, Teens
PlotLove
PlaceSchool

The life of 14-year-old Lilith is similar to that of a normal teenager, but there is a peculiarity: she is the daughter of the devil and lives with him in hell. Because she is totally bored there and also wants to have fun and explore the world, she makes a pact with her father: she is allowed to go to earth for a week - but she has to convert a good person to evil there. If she succeeds in this challenge, she may stay on earth forever, otherwise she'll be waving a hell of a boring job in the bookkeeping of the underworld.

The Little Witch (2018)
Mark7.2 (imdb: 6.2)
Genrefantasy, comedy, drama, family
Duration02:19
CharactersWitch, Wizards, Teens
StyleKind, For winter evenings, For relax, For sleep, For a cozy evening, For background, Womens in main roles, Exciting, Light, Fascinating

The little witch is only 127 years old – too young for the annual coven of witches. Although she is not yet old enough to be a real witch she wants to become a really good one. This decision causes trouble inside her magic world.

Running for Grace (2018)
Mark8 (imdb: 6.1)
Genremelodrama, adventure, family
Duration02:26
CharactersTeens, Orphans
PlotLove
PlaceJungle
StyleInspirational, Soulful, Bright, Vivid

An orphan boy of mixed race finds family with the newly arrived white village doctor in Hawaii. The boy can run like the wind, and begins bringing Doc's medicine to coffee pickers throughout the mountainous region. On an errand, the medicine runner meets the daughter of the plantation owner and a forbidden, young love blossoms like the white "Kona Snow" of the surrounding coffee trees.

Blurt! (2018)
Mark6.6 (imdb: 5.9)
Genrefamily
CharactersTeens
PlaceSchool
StyleKind, Bright, Vivid

When nice-guy Jeremy Martin puts on mysterious virtual reality glasses at the mall, he suddenly loses his “inside voice” and starts spouting every thought he has out loud. Making matters worse, Jeremy is running for student council president against his classmate Milly, who is full of great ideas to improve the school. Desperate to get back to normal, Jeremy and his sister Victoria must figure out how to convince his brain that he can speak up for himself.

Sherlock Gnomes (2018)
Mark4.6 (imdb: 5.1)
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, adventure, family, cartoon, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:08
CharactersGnomes, Detectives
PlotInvestigation
PlaceLondon, England
StyleFor children

Garden gnomes, Gnomeo & Juliet, recruit renown detective, Sherlock Gnomes, to investigate the mysterious disappearance of other garden ornaments.

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It (2017)
Mark8 (imdb: 7.4)
Genrehorror, thriller, drama
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration02:22
CharactersClowns, Killers, Childrens, Teens
PlotHunting, Missing people, Death
PlaceSmall cities
StyleTense

In a small town in Maine, seven children known as The Losers Club come face to face with life problems, bullies and a monster that takes the shape of a clown called Pennywise.

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.

Logan Lucky (2017)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 7)
Genrecomedy, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:31
CharactersScammers
PlotPrison Break
PlacePrison
StyleTense

Trying to reverse a family curse, brothers Jimmy and Clyde Logan set out to execute an elaborate robbery during the legendary Coca-Cola 600 race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Goldstone (2016)
Mark6.6 (imdb: 6.4)
Genrethriller, crime
CountryAustralia
Duration01:59
CharactersDetectives, Bikers
PlotInvestigation, Missing people
PlaceSmall cities, Australia
StyleNoir

GOLDSTONE, the award-winning new feature from Australian auteur Ivan Sen (Mystery Road), is a complex and stylish crime thriller that explores themes of racism, human trafficking, police corruption, corporate malfeasance, and the trampling of indigenous people’s rights. On the trail of a missing person, troubled indigenous detective Jay Swan (Aaron Pedersen, Mystery Road) finds himself in the small mining town of Goldstone, where he is arrested for drunk driving by local cop Josh (Alex Russell, CBS’s “S.W.A.T.”). When Jay’s motel room is blasted with gun fire, it becomes clear that something larger is at play. While struggling to overcome their mutual distrust, Jay and Josh uncover a web of crime and corruption, which leads directly to the town’s cold-blooded Mayor (two-time Oscar nominee Jacki Weaver, Silver Linings Playbook) and its smarmy gold mine director (David Wenham, Lord of the Rings).

Zootopia (2016)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 8)
Genreaction, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:32
CharactersAnimals, Police, Scientists, Gangsters, Partners
PlotInvestigation, Conspiracies, Fight, Chase, Adventure, Missing people
PlaceUSA, Laboratory
StyleDisney, For children, For a cozy evening, Popular

Determined to prove herself, Officer Judy Hopps, the first bunny on Zootopia's police force, jumps at the chance to crack her first case - even if it means partnering with scam-artist fox Nick Wilde to solve the mystery.

In Her Name (2016)
Markimdb: 7
Genredrama, biography
CountryFrance, Germany
Duration01:40
CharactersTeens, Killers, Fathers, Lawyers
PlotInvestigation
PlaceFrance, Germany, Court, Prison

In 1982, André Bamberski learns about the death of his 14 year-old daughter, Kalinka, while she was on vacation with her mother and stepfather in Germany. Convinced that Kalinka’s death was not an accident, Bamberski begins to investigate. A botched autopsy report raises his suspicions and leads him to accuse Kalinka’s stepfather, Dr Dieter Krombach, as the murderer. Unable to indict Krombach in Germany, Bamberski attempts to take the trial to France, where he will dedicate his life to Kalinka’s justice and the imprisonment of Krombach.

Bull (2016)
Mark7.4 (imdb: 6.9)
Genrecomedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration04:55
CharactersLawyers, Lawyers, Psychologists
PlotInvestigation

Dr. Jason Bull is the brilliant, brash, and charming founder of a hugely successful trial consulting firm.

Everlasting Love (2014)
Mark6
Genredrama, detective
CountrySpain
Duration01:09
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Pupils
PlotLove, Cheating, Intrigue
PlaceSchool, Spain, Small cities, Lake

Each day after work, Carlos, a language school teacher, frequents the heady surroundings of his local cruising ground. One evening he encounters a teenage boy from his class named Toni, and the two engage in a brief sexual tryst. As the relationship between teacher and student begins to develop, some dark truths emerge about the young man and his mysterious group of friends.

Big Hero 6 (2014)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 7.8)
Genrefantastic, action, comedy, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:45
CharactersRobots, Superhero, Teens, Brothers
PlotAdventure
PlaceParallel worlds
TimeFuture
StyleDisney, Exciting

The special bond that develops between plus-sized inflatable robot Baymax, and prodigy Hiro Hamada, who team up with a group of friends to form a band of high-tech heroes.

Dolphin Tale (2011)
Mark7 (imdb: 6.9)
Genredrama, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:53
CharactersDolphins, Teens, Doctors, Scientists
PlaceSea, Hospitals
StyleTo cry, Touching

A story centered on the friendship between a boy and a dolphin whose tail was lost in a crab trap.

We Are the Night (2010)
Mark7.4 (imdb: 6.2)
Genrehorror, fantasy, melodrama, drama
CountryGermany
Duration01:41
CharactersVampire, Teens, Parents, Police, Girlfriends
PlotInvestigation, Justice
PlaceParty
StyleExciting

One night, 18 year old Lena is bitten by Louise, leader of a female vampire trio that are as deadly as they are beautiful. Her newfound vampiric lifestyle is a blessing and a curse at the same time. At first, she enjoys the limitless freedom, the luxury, the parties. But soon the murderous blood lust of her comrades in arms proves too much for her, and she falls dangerously in love with Tom, a young undercover cop. When she resolves to turn her back on the bloodsucking band of sisters, Louise fury knows no bounds. Lena will have to choose between immortal love and immortal life.

Toy Story 3 (2010)
Mark8 (imdb: 8.3)
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:30
CharactersTeens, Friends, Cowboys
PlotLove, The escape, Fidelity, Adventure
PlaceUSA
StyleTouching

Woody, Buzz, and the rest of Andy's toys haven't been played with in years. With Andy about to go to college, the gang find themselves accidentally left at a nefarious day care center. The toys must band together to escape and return home to Andy.

How to Train Your Dragon (2010)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 8.1)
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:38
CharactersDragons, Teens, Vikings, Friends, Heroes, Warriors
PlotWar, Confrontation, Adventure
StyleExciting

As the son of a Viking leader on the cusp of manhood, shy Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III faces a rite of passage: he must kill a dragon to prove his warrior mettle. But after downing a feared dragon, he realizes that he no longer wants to destroy it, and instead befriends the beast – which he names Toothless – much to the chagrin of his warrior father

Triple Dog (2010)
Mark10 (imdb: 5.9)
Genrethriller, drama
CountryCanada
Duration01:33
CharactersTeens, Girlfriends, Friends
PlotMystery, Investigation
PlaceSchool

On the night of a sleepover, a group of teenage girls venture out in a competitive game of challenging dares. As the antics escalate, and the dares become more extreme, the girls unravel the truth behind a former student's rumored suicide.

Hotel for Dogs (2009)
Mark10 (imdb: 5.4)
Genrecomedy, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:40
CharactersTeens, Dogs, Orphans, Friends

Placed in a foster home that doesn't allow pets, 16-year-old Andi and her younger brother, Bruce, turn an abandoned hotel into a home for their dog. Soon other strays arrive, and the hotel becomes a haven for every orphaned canine in town. But the kids have to do some quick thinking to keep the cops off their tails.

Fear Island (2009)
Mark5.2 (imdb: 5.2)
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryCanada
Duration01:35
CharactersTeens, Killers, Police, Friends
PlotTime travel, Adventure, Investigation, Revenge
PlaceSea, Islands
StyleDisturbing, Heavy

Five students on spring break meet at a secluded island cabin for a weekend getaway. Stranded on the island they become the prey of a mysterious killer who seems bent on revenge for something the friends have done.

Princess Protection Program (2009)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 5.6)
Genrecomedy, drama, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:30
CharactersTeens
PlaceSchool

When an evil dictator threatens to take over the kingdom, Princess Rosalinda gets put into the Princess Protection Program. She is taken under the wing of General Joe Mason, an agent from the agency, and his daughter, Carter, who works after school at a nearby bait shop. Rosalinda goes undercover as a regular teen named, Rosie with the help of Carter. In turn, Rosalinda helps Carter overcome insecurities with herself and her crush on Donny who also likes her but can't tell or get shy.

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008)
Mark8 (imdb: 6.5)
Genreaction, fantasy, adventure, family
CountryUSA, Poland, Slovenia, Czech Republic
Duration02:30
CharactersWizards, Teens, Witch
PlotAdventure
PlaceEngland, Parallel worlds
TimeFuture

One year after their incredible adventures in the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Peter, Edmund, Lucy and Susan Pevensie return to Narnia to aid a young prince whose life has been threatened by the evil King Miraz. Now, with the help of a colorful cast of new characters, including Trufflehunter the badger and Nikabrik the dwarf, the Pevensie clan embarks on an incredible quest to ensure that Narnia is returned to its rightful heir.

The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising (2007)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 4.8)
Genrethriller, fantasy, drama, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:39
CharactersWizards, Teens, Family, Brothers, Twins, Heroes
PlotAdventure, Magic, Moving, Time travel, Fate
TimeNew Year

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.

Bridge to Terabithia (2007)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 7.1)
Genrefantasy, drama, adventure, family
CountryUSA, New Zealand
Duration01:33
CharactersFriends, Teens
PlotAdventure
PlaceSchool
StyleBright, Vivid

Jesse Aarons trained all summer to become the fastest runner in school, so he's very upset when newcomer Leslie Burke outruns him and everyone else. Despite this and other differences, including that she's rich, he's poor, and she's a city girl, he's a country boy, the two become fast friends. Together, they create Terabithia, a land of monsters, trolls, ogres, and giants and rule as king and queen.

Zodiac (2007)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 7.7)
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:38
CharactersSerial killers, Teens, Writers, Journalists
PlotInvestigation, Love, War
PlaceSea

The true story of the investigation of the "Zodiac Killer", a serial killer who terrified the San Francisco Bay Area, taunting police with his ciphers and letters. The case becomes an obsession for four men as their lives and careers are built and destroyed by the endless trail of clues.

Nancy Drew (2007)
Mark3.4 (imdb: 5.9)
Genrethriller, comedy, melodrama, family, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:39
PlotInvestigation

Intrepid teenage private eye Nancy Drew heads to Tinseltown with her father to investigate the unsolved murder of a movie star in this old-fashioned whodunit based on Carolyn Keene's popular series of books for young adults. But can the small-town girl cut through the Hollywood hype to solve the case?

Go Figure (2005)
Mark10 (imdb: 5.8)
Genrecomedy, drama, family, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:28
CharactersTeens
PlotFigure Skating

Katelin Kingsford, an Olympic hopeful figure skater wants to train with a Russian figure skating coach. In order to go to go to the school that Natasha is at, Katelin gets a scholarship playing on the girls hockey team.

Because of Winn-Dixie (2005)
Mark9.6 (imdb: 6.3)
Genrecomedy, drama, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:46
CharactersAnimals, Family, Dogs
StyleTouching, To cry

A girl, abandoned by her mother when she was three, moves to a small town in Florida with her father. There, she adopts an orphaned dog she names Winn-Dixie. The bond between the girl and her special companion brings together the people in a small Florida town and heals her own troubled relationship with her father.

The Lizzie McGuire Movie (2003)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 5.5)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, adventure, family, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:34
CharactersTeens, Family
PlotTime travel, Success, Happiness
PlaceSchool

Lizzie McGuire has graduated from middle school and takes a trip to Rome, Italy.

What a Girl Wants (2003)
Mark7.4 (imdb: 5.8)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:45
CharactersTeens, Family, Students
PlotTime travel, Adventure
PlaceNew York, England

An American girl, Daphne, heads to Europe in search of the father she's never met. But instead of finding a British version of her bohemian mother, she learns the love of her mom's life is an uptight politician. The only problem now is that her long-lost dad is engaged to a fiercely territorial social climber with a daughter who makes Daphne's life miserable.

Holes (2003)
Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, drama, adventure, family, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:57
CharactersTeens, Losers
PlotAdventure, Fate
PlaceDeserts, USA

Stanley's family is cursed with bad luck. Unfairly sentenced to months of detention at Camp Green Lake, he and his campmates are forced by the warden to dig holes in order to build character. What they don't know is that they are digging holes in order to search for a lost treasure hidden somewhere in the camp.

Freaky Friday (2003)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 6.1)
Genrefantasy, comedy, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:37
CharactersTeens, Parents, Students, Mothers, Friends
PlotBody exchange, Love, Relationship
PlaceSchool, USA

Mother and daughter bicker over everything -- what Anna wears, whom she likes and what she wants to do when she's older. In turn, Anna detests Tess's fiancé. When a magical fortune cookie switches their personalities, they each get a peek at how the other person feels, thinks and lives.

The Haunted Mansion (2003)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 5)
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, comedy, family, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:28
PlotSupernatural
StyleGothic

Workaholic Jim Evers and his wife/business partner, Sara get a call one night from mansion owner, Edward Gracey wants to sell his house. Once the Evers family arrive at the mansion a butler takes them to dine with Gracey. Gracey takes one look at Sara and he thinks she's his lost lover.

Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams (2002)
Mark9.6 (imdb: 5.1)
Genrefantastic, action, comedy, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:40
CharactersSpy, Teens, Family
PlotAdventure, Travel, Confrontation
PlaceUSA

Exploring the further adventures of Carmen and Juni Cortez, who have now joined the family spy business as Level 2 OSS agents. Their new mission is to save the world from a mad scientist living on a volcanic island populated by an imaginative menagerie of creatures. On this bizarre island, none of the Cortez's gadgets work and they must rely on their wits--and each other--to survive and save the day.

Holiday in the Sun (2001)
Mark9 (imdb: 5.1)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:27
CharactersTeens, Twins, Family

Sisters Alex and Madison are whisked away to the Bahamas for winter break but soon find themselves crossing paths with a man smuggling stolen artifacts.

Monsters, Inc. (2001)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 8)
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:32
CharactersMonsters, Childrens, Parents, Friends
PlotAdventure, Investigation, Chase, Pursuit
PlaceMountains, USA
StyleFor children, Cute

James Sullivan and Mike Wazowski are monsters, they earn their living scaring children and are the best in the business... even though they're more afraid of the children than they are of them. When a child accidentally enters their world, James and Mike suddenly find that kids are not to be afraid of and they uncover a conspiracy that could threaten all children across the world.

The Iron Giant (1999)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 8)
Genrefantastic, action, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:26
CharactersTeens, Aliens, Parents, Friends, Robots, Giants
PlaceSmall cities, USA
TimeCold War
StyleTouching, Exciting

In the small town of Rockwell, Maine in October 1957, a giant metal machine befriends a nine-year-old boy and ultimately finds its humanity by unselfishly saving people from their own fears and prejudices.

Kiki's Delivery Service (1989)
Mark9.6 (imdb: 7.9)
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryJapan
Duration01:43
CharactersTeens, Witch, Wizards, Cats
PlotMagic, Superpowers, Everyday life, Adventure
PlaceSmall cities
StyleTouching

A young witch, on her mandatory year of independent life, finds fitting into a new community difficult while she supports herself by running an air courier service.

The Baby-Sitters Club (1995)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genrecomedy, drama, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:34
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Parents, Sisters, Babysitting, Mothers, Fathers, Friends
PlotLove, Cheating, First love
PlaceSchool, New York, USA, Summer camp
TimeSummer

It's the story about seven very different best friends, and one summer that will bring them together like never before.

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