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20 best shows like Paddington (2014)

List of the best shows and series like Paddington (2014): A Series of Unfortunate Events, His Dark Materials, Lost in Space, The Neighbors, Bewitched, Just Add Magic, Dinotopia: The Mini-Series, Good Witch, Every Witch Way, The Umbrella Academy.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genrecomedy, drama, adventure, family, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:37
CharactersFamily, Childrens, Orphans
PlotAdventures
StyleSoulful, By books, Fascinating, Dynamic

The orphaned Baudelaire children face trials, tribulations and the evil Count Olaf, all in their quest to uncover the secret of their parents' death.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genrefantasy, drama, adventure, family
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersWitches, Animals, Investigators, Childrens, Orphans
PlotMagic, Mystery, Travel, Adventures, Growing up
PlaceParallel worlds
TimeDark ones
StyleFor children, Atmospheric

Lyra is an orphan who lives in a parallel universe in which science, theology and magic are entwined. Lyra's search for a kidnapped friend uncovers a sinister plot involving stolen children, and turns into a quest to understand a mysterious phenomenon called Dust. She is later joined on her journey by Will, a boy who possesses a knife that can cut windows between worlds. As Lyra learns the truth about her parents and her prophesied destiny, the two young people are caught up in a war against celestial powers that ranges across many worlds.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrefantastic, fantasy, comedy, adventure, family
CountryUSA
CharactersFamily, Aliens, Spy, Monsters, Scientists
PlotTime travel, Survival, Adventures, Artificial Intelligence
PlaceSpace
TimeFuture

The space family Robinson is sent on a five-year mission to find a new planet to colonise. The voyage is sabotaged time and again by an inept stowaway, Dr. Zachary Smith. The family's spaceship, Jupiter II, also carries a friendly robot who endures an endless stream of abuse from Dr. Smith, but is a trusted companion of young Will Robinson

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrefantastic, comedy, family
CountryUSA
Duration00:22
CharactersAliens, Losers
PlotAdventures, Family life
StyleFancy

When the Weavers move to a gated community in New Jersey, they discover that the entire neighborhood is comprised of aliens from the planet Zabvron. But as the Weavers and the aliens face the struggles of everyday life together, they discover that some things -- the ups and downs of marriage, the desire to be a good parent and raise a happy family -- are universal. Intergalactic, even.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, family
CountryUSA
Duration00:22
CharactersWitches, Family, Housewives, Wizards, Cats
PlotSuperpowers, Time travel, Supernatural, Family life, Curses
StyleEasy, Fancy

Samantha Stephens is a seemingly normal suburban housewife who also happens to be a genuine witch, with all the requisite magical powers. Her husband Darrin insists that Samantha keep her witchcraft under wraps, but situations invariably require her to indulge her powers while keeping her bothersome mother Endora at bay.

Markimdb: 8.3
Genrefantasy, comedy, drama, family
CountryUSA
CharactersFamily, Friends, Wizards
PlotTime travel, Supernatural, Magic
PlaceUSA
StyleSpectacular, By books, Fascinating, Touching, Makes me think

Kelly Quinn and her two BFF's, Darbie and Hannah, stumble upon her grandmother's mysterious cookbook in the attic and discover some far from ordinary recipes. When the Shut'em Up Shortcake silences Kelly's pesky little brother and the Healing Hazelnut Tart heals Darbie's ankle, the girls discover they have the power of magic. A single-camera live-action pilot based on the popular book.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrefantastic, fantasy, melodrama, adventure, family
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Germany
Duration06:00
CharactersFamily, Dinosaurs, Blind, Heroes, Friends
PlotAdventures
StyleSpectacular

A pair of teenage half-brothers, Karl and David Scott, are on a flight with their father on his private plane when Karl takes over the controls, so his father can fall asleep. After flying into a storm, Karl struggles, causing Frank to retake control before it crashes into the ocean. Frank saves his sons, but has trouble escaping the crashed plane as his seatbelt fails to release. Karl and David wash up on the shore of a large uncharted island. Looking for help, Karl and David meet a man named Cyrus Crabb who leads them to Waterfall City, the capital of Dinotopia, a hidden civilization where human beings and dinosaurs peacefully coexist. In fact, some of the dinosaurs, notably a neurotic, but friendly Troodon named Zippo, possess human intelligence and speak perfect English. Among the many rules in Dinotopia is the edict that, once an outsider arrives, he or she is never allowed to leave. As Karl and David prepare to take their places in their new surroundings, both boys develop a strong bond with young Marion, who is on the verge of becoming a "matriarch" of the Dinotopian society. Legend has it that their ancestors lived in an underworld that was lit by sunstones. Cyrus has been stealing artifacts and books to try and find a way off the island. Zippo discovers all the stolen items, but Cyrus knocks him out and thows him in a water canal. Meanwhile, Karl finds a Dino egg and gets sent on a mission by himself. The sun-stones keep mysteriously breaking which causes the dinos to attack. David needs to learn to conquer his fears. Unfortunately, the incursion of vicious carnivores, not to mention an unanticipated human villain, threaten to destroy Dinotopia and everyone living there.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrefantasy, comedy, drama
CountryCanada, USA
CharactersTeenagers, Witches, Family, Wizards
PlotSupernatural
PlaceSmall towns, USA
StyleRomantic, Easy, By books, To cry, Touching

Cassie Nightingale, Middleton’s favorite enchantress, and her young-teenage daughter Grace, who shares that same special intuition as her mom, welcome Dr. Sam Radford and his son to town. When the New York transplants move in next to the Grey House, they are immediately spellbound by the mother-daughter duo next door, but Sam and Cassie quickly find they may not see eye to eye. With her signature charm, Cassie attempts to bring everyone together, ensuring all of Middleton is in for new changes, big surprises and, of course, a little bit of magic!"Good Witch” is based on Bell’s beloved character Cassie, the raven-haired enchantress who kept audiences spellbound for seven installments of Hallmark Channel's longest-running and highest-rated original movie franchise of all time.

Markimdb: 5.2
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, drama, family
CountryUSA
CharactersTeenagers, Witches, Family, Wizards
PlotSuperpowers, Supernatural, Swimming, Jealousy

The series follows 14-year-old Emma Alonso, as she moves to Miami and her life turns upside-down. Not only does she discover that she is a witch, she also has a crush on the boy next door, Daniel. But Daniel’s ex-girlfriend Maddie, who is an 'evil witch' and leader of the school clique the 'Panthers', is still willing to fight for the boy she loves.

Markimdb: 8
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, comedy, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, Canada
CharactersFamily, Superhero, Gays, Heroes
PlotSuperpowers, Time travel, Death, Adventures, Teleportation
PlaceUSA
StyleWorth watching, Spectacular, Action, Fascinating

A dysfunctional family of superheroes comes together to solve the mystery of their father's death, the threat of the apocalypse and more.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrefantastic, comedy, drama, adventure, family
CountryUSA
CharactersFamily, Scientists
PlotFamily life, Parties
StyleUnexpected ending

A long-running dramedy centering on the Winslow family, a middle-class African American family living in Chicago, and their pesky next-door neighbor, ultra-nerd Steve Urkel. A spin-off of Perfect Strangers.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrefantastic, comedy, family
CountryUSA
Duration00:22
CharactersFamily, Aliens, Friends, Losers
PlaceSpace
StyleFancy

Mork & Mindy is an American science fiction sitcom broadcast from 1978 until 1982 on ABC. The series starred Robin Williams as Mork, an alien who comes to Earth from the planet Ork in a small, one-man egg-shaped spaceship. Pam Dawber co-starred as Mindy McConnell, his human friend and roommate. In 1997, the episode "Mork's Mixed Emotions" was ranked #94 on TV Guide's 100 Greatest Episodes of All Time list.

Markimdb: 8.3
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, adventure, family, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, Germany, USA
Duration06:57
PlotMagic
StyleFor children

The 10th Kingdom is an American fairytale fantasy miniseries written by Simon Moore and produced by Britain's Carnival Films, Germany's Babelsberg Film und Fernsehen, and the USA's Hallmark Entertainment. It depicts the adventures of a young woman and her father after they are transported from Manhattan, New York, through a magical mirror into a parallel world of fairy tales, magical beings, evil stepmothers and self-discovery. The miniseries was initially broadcast over five nights in two-hour episodes on NBC, beginning February 27, 2000. It garnered good reviews but very poor ratings. It won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Main Title Design in 2000.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, melodrama, drama, adventure, family, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration00:22
CharactersTeenagers, Heroes, Friends
PlotInvestigation, Adventures, Missing people
PlaceSchool, England
StyleEasy

House of Anubis is a jointly Nickelodeon British, American, and Belgian mystery television series based on the Dutch-Belgian television series Het Huis Anubis aired in the Netherlands and Belgium. The series was created by Hans Bourlon and Gert Verhulst and premiered on Nickelodeon on New Year's Day 2011 in the United States and on 25 February 2011 in the United Kingdom. The series is the first Nickelodeon series to be filmed overseas, the first soap opera created by Nickelodeon and the channel's first soap opera aimed at children and teenagers. As of 25 February, the program will be broadcast on TeenNick. The show has since concluded its third season and as of 28 September 2013 Nickelodeon has not announced a fourth season.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genrefantastic, comedy, family
CountryUSA
Duration00:22
CharactersTeenagers, Aliens, Scientists, Losers
PlotFamily life
StyleEasy, Fancy

3rd Rock from the Sun is an American sitcom that aired from 1996 to 2001 on NBC. The show is about four extraterrestrials who are on an expedition to Earth, which they consider to be a very insignificant planet. The extraterrestrials pose as a human family in order to observe the behavior of human beings.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrefantasy, comedy, family
CountryUSA
CharactersTeenagers, Family, Friends
PlotSuperpowers
StyleFascinating

Raven Baxter is a winsome teen whose ability to glimpse flashes of the future often gets her into hot water.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, family
CountryUSA
Duration00:22
CharactersFamily, Friends, Sisters, Housewives, Neighbors
PlotFamily life

According to Jim is an American sitcom television series starring Jim Belushi in the title role as a suburban father of three children. It originally ran on ABC from October 1, 2001 to June 2, 2009.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecomedy, family
CountryUSA
CharactersFamily, Stewardesses, Friends, Partners, Losers
StyleFancy

The chronicles of the rocky coexistence of midwestern American Larry Appleton and his distant cousin from eastern Mediterranean Europe, Balki Bartokomous.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersFamily, Lovers
PlotFamily life, Adoption
PlaceEngland

All Nikki and Jason want is a baby—the one thing they can’t have. So they decide to adopt. With their dysfunctional friends, screwball families, and chaotic lives, will the adoption panel agree that they’re ready to be parents?

Markimdb: 7.9
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, fantasy, drama, adventure, family
CountryUSA, Canada
CharactersFamily, Monsters
PlotSupernatural
StyleSpectacular

R. L. Stine's The Haunting Hour is a Canadian/American original anthology horror-fantasy series, with episodes each half an hour long. The series is based on The Haunting Hour: Don't Think About It Movie, and the books The Haunting Hour and Nightmare Hour anthology by R. L. Stine.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrecomedy, drama, family
CountryUSA
Duration00:22
CharactersFamily
PlotLove, Family life
PlaceUSA
StyleEasy

The series follows Vinnie Bassett, proprietor of a pop culture memorabilia store who only takes breaks to read comic books and play video games. His bachelor life comes to a halt when he assumes guardianship of his incredibly intelligent and mature nephew, Wendell. They soon find that 12-year-old Wendell may be just the parent Vinnie needs.

Markimdb: 4.9
Genrecomedy, family
CountryUSA
CharactersTeenagers, Family, Friends
PlotDancing
StyleTo cry

Shake It Up is an American sitcom airing on Disney Channel in the United States. The series premiered on November 7, 2010. Created by Chris Thompson and starring Bella Thorne and Zendaya, the show follows the adventures of CeCe Jones and Rocky Blue as they star as background dancers on a local show, Shake It Up Chicago. It also chronicles their misadventures on- and off-set, and their troubles and rising social status at school. Davis Cleveland, Roshon Fegan, Adam Irigoyen, Kenton Duty and Caroline Sunshine also are other main cast members in the series.The show's original concept was for Disney to create a female buddy comedy, only with a dance aspect. Shake It Up is Disney's third original series, after The Famous Jett Jackson and Sonny with a Chance, to use a show-within-a-show format. The series is also the first Disney Channel Original Series since So Random! to have more than six primary contracted cast members at one time.On September 29, 2011, Disney Channel announced it had increased Shake It Up's second season order to 26 episodes. A second soundtrack with songs from the series, Shake It Up: Live 2 Dance, was released on March 20, 2012. A 90-minute special episode Made In Japan aired August 17, 2012 as the season two finale. On June 4, 2012, Disney Channel announced that Shake It Up was renewed for a third season and announced that Kenton Duty will not be a regular cast member for season 3, but will make special guest appearances. The third soundtrack Shake It Up: I

Markimdb: 7.8
Genrefantasy, comedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration00:15
CharactersAngels, Gods
PlotSupernatural, Adventures
PlaceSmall towns, USA
StyleRomantic, Twisted plot, Fascinating

One day while returning home to stay with his widowed twin sister and her daughter, Kevin Finn, a self-centered man whose life brings him more trouble than he bargained for, is recruited by a celestial being named Yvette, who enlists Kevin with a new purpose in his life, which is to save the world.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersTeenagers, Family, Monsters, Ghosts
PlotRevenge, Supernatural, Death, Adventures, Depression
PlaceSchool
StyleAtmospheric, Touching

Horror stories told from the perspectives of multiple characters whose lives are affected by the Birch, a bloodthirsty monster deep in the woods. Once you summon her protection, you never escape.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrefantasy, comedy
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersFriends, Losers, Pilots
PlotComputer games
PlaceEngland
StyleSpectacular, Fancy

Meg, Nicky and Usman's lives all revolve around their obsession for the massively popular fantasy game "Kingdom Scrolls" – a mystical, magical and most importantly virtual world of wizards and wyverns. But when gaming n00b Russell bumbles into their team, the group find themselves increasingly forced to deal with the real world.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genreaction, comedy, drama, adventure, family, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersTeenagers, Horses
PlaceEngland
StyleEasy

A 15-year-old from LA spends the summer at her mom's childhood home on an island off the coast of England, where she bonds with a mysterious horse.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrehorror, action, fantasy, comedy
CountryCanada
CharactersTeenagers, Vampire, Witches, Heroes, Friends
PlotSupernatural
StyleSpectacular

Ethan, Benny and fledgling vampire Sarah battle zombies, demons and the other supernatural beasties that regularly threaten their school.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, fantasy, comedy, family
CountryCanada, USA
Duration00:22
CharactersFamily, Werewolves, Monsters, Heroes, Ghosts
PlotSupernatural, Survival
StyleAtmospheric

Anything can turn spooky in this horror anthology series based on the best-selling books by master of kid horror, R.L. Stine. In every episode, see what happens when regular kids find themselves in scary situations, and how they work to confront and overcome their fears.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, drama, adventure, family
CountryAustralia
CharactersTeenagers, Family, Mermaids, Friends
PlotSuperpowers, Adventures, Swimming
StyleSpectacular, To cry

Real-life mermaids, Sirena, Nixie and Lyla are part of a mermaid pod, which lives in the waters of Mako Island. As young members of the pod, it is their job to protect the Moon Pool and guard it from trespassers. But on the night of a full moon, the mischievous mermaid girls neglect their duties. Sixteen-year-old land-dweller Zac enters the Moon Pool and forms a special connection with Mako.Zac is given a fish-like tail and amazing powers. The mermaid pod is forced to leave Mako, leaving behind the three mermaid girls, cast out of the pod. They know there's only one way they will be allowed to rejoin the pod: They must get legs, venture onto land and take back Zac's powers – or risk being outcasts forever.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genrefantastic, action, comedy, drama, family
CountryUSA
CharactersTeenagers, Family, Superhero, Heroes, Twins
PlaceUSA
StyleSpectacular

Meet The Thundermans, a typical suburban family that happens to have astounding superpowers. At the center of the action are the 14-year-old Thunderman twins, who share the same bathroom, the same school, and the same annoying little siblings. Their only difference? The sister is a super student with a super sunny disposition who super looks forward to being a superhero someday, and her twin brother is a super villain.





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