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20 best movies like Pete's Dragon (2016)

List of the best movies like Pete's Dragon (2016): Lassie, Nicholas on Holiday, It Takes Two, The Jungle Book, Christopher Robin, Charlotte's Web, The Borrowers, Underdog, The One and Only Ivan, Swiss Army Man.

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Markimdb: 5.9
Genreadventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:34
CharactersDogs, Teens, Heroes, Family, Friends
PlotAdventure, Life, Friendship, Family life
PlaceSmall cities
StyleLight, To cry, Cute, Touching

An update of the Lassie legend stars Thomas Guiry as a troubled city kid whose family retreats to the country, where he befriends the famous collie and changes for the better. Conflict develops when a ruthless sheep rancher causes trouble for everyone.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrecomedy, family
CountryFrance, Belgium
Duration01:37
CharactersChildrens, Family, Friends
PlotAdventure, Life, Friendship, Family life, Holidays
PlaceFrance, Beach, Hotels
TimeSummer, Vacation
StyleLight, To cry, By books, Fancy, Touching

It's the end of the school year. The long-awaited moment of the holidays is arrive. The little Nicolas, her parents and Grandma take the road towards the sea, and settle in for some time at the Hotel Beau-Rivage.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:41
CharactersFamily, Twins, Friends, Orphans, Parents
PlotLove, Adventure, Relationship, Life, Family life
PlaceSummer camp, USA
StyleCute, Touching

Identical 9-year-olds from very different backgrounds: orphaned Amanda and wealthy Alyssa meet at summer camp and decide to switch places -- and play matchmaker between Alyssa's dad, Roger, and the kind social worker who cares for Amanda.

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: 7.3
Genrefantasy, comedy, drama, adventure, family
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:34
CharactersDogs, Animals, Teachers, Bears, Tigers
PlotFriendship, Happiness
PlaceTrains, Forest, Party
StyleCute, Soulful, By books, Deep Meaning, Makes me think

Christopher Robin, the boy who had countless adventures in the Hundred Acre Wood, has grown up and lost his way. Now it’s up to his spirited and loveable stuffed animals, Winnie The Pooh, Tigger, Piglet, and the rest of the gang, to rekindle their friendship and remind him of endless days of childlike wonder and make-believe, when doing nothing was the very best something.

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: 5.9
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:29
CharactersDogs, Killers, Family, Lawyers, Friends
PlotAdventure, Friendship, Hostage, Family life, Dreams
PlaceKitchen
StyleFascinating, Tense, Fancy, Touching

The four-inch-tall Clock family secretly share a house with the normal-sized Lender family, "borrowing" such items as thread, safety pins, batteries and scraps of food. However, their peaceful co-existence is disturbed when evil lawyer Ocious P. Potter steals the will granting title to the house, which he plans to demolish in order to build apartments. The Lenders are forced to move, and the Clocks face the risk of being exposed to the normal-sized world.

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: 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: 7
Genrefantasy, comedy, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, Sweden
Duration01:55
CharactersBears, Friends, Raccoons, Singers
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Friendship, Loneliness, Depression
PlaceIslands, Uninhabited island, Party, Beach
StyleBlack humor, Touching

Alone on a tiny deserted island, Hank has given up all hope of ever making it home again. But one day everything changes when a dead body washes ashore, and he soon realizes it may be his last opportunity to escape certain death. Armed with his new “friend” and an unusual bag of tricks, the duo go on an epic adventure to bring Hank back to the woman of his dreams.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrefantastic, fantasy, comedy, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:46
CharactersRobots, Aliens, Heroes, Family, Friends
PlotUFO, Friendship
PlaceNew York
StyleLight, To cry, Cute, Touching

In a soon to be demolished block of apartments, the residents resist the criminal methods used to force them to leave so a greedy tycoon can build his new skyscraper. When tiny mechanical aliens land for a recharge, they decide to stay and help out.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrefantasy, adventure, family
CountryUSA, India, United Kingdom
Duration01:54
CharactersDogs, Dragons, Childrens, Cannibals, Giants
PlotAdventure, Abduction, Friendship, Fate, Justice
PlaceParis, England, France, Metro, London
StyleExciting, Light, Soulful, Beautiful landscapes

The BFG is no ordinary bone-crunching giant. He is far too nice and jumbly. It's lucky for Sophie that he is. Had she been carried off in the middle of the night by the Bloodbottler, or any of the other giants—rather than the BFG—she would have soon become breakfast. When Sophie hears that the giants are flush-bunking off to England to swollomp a few nice little chiddlers, she decides she must stop them once and for all. And the BFG is going to help her!

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrecomedy, drama, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:46
CharactersDogs, Aliens, Family, Writers, Photographers
PlotOn real events, Friendship, Depression, Baseball, Adoption
PlaceUSA, Small cities
StyleLight, To cry, Cute, Touching

A recently-widowed science fiction writer considers whether to adopt a hyper-imaginative 6-year-old abandoned and socially-rejected boy who says he's really from Mars.

Markimdb: 7
Genreaction, comedy, drama, adventure, family
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, Germany, USA
Duration01:36
CharactersTeens, Family, Friends, Losers, Single mothers
PlotFriendship
PlaceEngland, Small cities
StyleTo cry, Fancy, Touching

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!

Markimdb: 6.1
Genreaction, fantasy, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:51
CharactersTeens, Witch, Dragons, Wizards, Heroes
PlotMagic, Adventure, Superpowers, Rivalry
StyleExciting, Gothic

Balthazar Blake is a master sorcerer in modern-day Manhattan trying to defend the city from his arch-nemesis, Maxim Horvath. Balthazar can't do it alone, so he recruits Dave Stutler, a seemingly average guy who demonstrates hidden potential, as his reluctant protégé. The sorcerer gives his unwilling accomplice a crash course in the art and science of magic, and together, these unlikely partners work to stop the forces of darkness.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, adventure, family, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, France
Duration02:06
CharactersRobots, Childrens, Thieves, Family, Friends
PlotAdventure, Travel, Magic, Friendship, Fate
PlaceParis, France
StyleExciting, Light, To cry, Steampunk, Fascinating

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.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genreaction, thriller, fantasy, comedy, drama, musical, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:40
CharactersTeens, Pirates, Dragons, Lifeguards, Family
PlotLove, Adventure, Friendship, Sword Battles
StyleRomantic, Exciting, Light, Fascinating

The teenagers of Disney's most infamous villains return to the Isle of the Lost to recruit a new batch of villainous offspring to join them at Auradon Prep.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration02:22
CharactersPirates, Mermaids, Heroes, Family
PlotAdventure, Revenge, Fate
StyleExciting, To cry, Cute, Touching

The boy who wasn't supposed to grow up—Peter Pan—did just that, becoming a soulless corporate lawyer whose workaholism could cost him his wife and kids. But a trip to see Granny Wendy in London, where the vengeful Capt. Hook kidnaps Peter's kids and forces Peter to return to Neverland, could lead to a chance at redemption, in this family-oriented fantasy from director Steven Spielberg.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrefantasy, adventure, family
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada
Duration02:10
CharactersDogs, Animals, Horses, Snake, Monkeys
PlotDeath
PlaceTrains, Circus
StyleFor children, Kind, Cute, Soulful, Atmospheric

A young elephant, whose oversized ears enable him to fly, helps save a struggling circus, but when the circus plans a new venture, Dumbo and his friends discover dark secrets beneath its shiny veneer.

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: 4.8
Genrefantastic, fantasy, comedy, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:30
CharactersKnights, Heroes, Family, Friends, Losers
PlotTime travel, Adventure, Life, Friendship, Experiments
PlaceEngland
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleFascinating, Fancy

Yet another variation on Mark Twain's "A Connecticut Yankee At King Arthur's Court." Here, a computer malfunction causes a science researcher to be sent back in time with her laptop, which she uses to amaze the court.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genremelodrama, drama, adventure, family
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:28
CharactersAnimals, Horses, Family, Friends
PlotAdventure, Friendship, Justice
PlaceEngland
StyleLight, To cry, Cute, Inspirational, Fascinating

The fates of horses, and the people who own and command them, are revealed as Black Beauty narrates the circle of his life.

Markimdb: 5.6
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, comedy, adventure, family
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:29
CharactersWitch, Teens, Monsters, Demons, Heroes
PlotFear, Rivalry
PlaceCemetery, USA, Laboratory
TimeHalloween

Skylar finds out that her parents are monster hunters after she accidentally releases some monsters from a secret containment chamber; so she and her techno friends must recapture all the monsters and also save her mom and dad from these monsters who are out for revenge.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:40
CharactersMonsters, Family, Friends, Losers
PlotAdventure, Superpowers, Friendship, Fulfillment of desires
StyleLight, Fancy

A young boy is scared of the monster under his bed. He asks his 6th grade brother to swap rooms for the night as a bet that the monster really exists. Soon the brother becomes friends with the monster and discovers a whole new world of fun and games under his bed where pulling pranks on kids and other monsters is the main attraction.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genreaction, comedy, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:46
CharactersAnimals, Wolves, Bears, Family, Friends
PlotOn real events, Adventure, Alligators

Three brothers - Marshall, Marty and Mark dream of becoming naturalists and portraying animal life of America. One summer their dream comes true, they travel through America, filming alligators, bears and moose.

Markimdb: 6
Genredrama, adventure, family, detective
CountryCanada, USA
Duration01:33
CharactersTeens, Family, Friends
PlotAdventure, Friendship, Mystery
PlaceNature, Forest, Small cities, Los Angeles
StyleLight, Cute, Inspirational

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.

Markimdb: 5.3
Genrefantasy, adventure, family
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersChildrens, Strong women, Family, Orphans
PlotAdventure, Friendship, Hypnosis
StyleLight, Inspirational, Touching

An orphan who practices hypnosis faces off against a bank robber who wants her book on the art form.

Markimdb: 3.7
Genrecomedy, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:30
CharactersDogs, Family, Friends
PlotLife, Friendship, Family life
PlaceUSA
StyleLight, Fascinating

Shakey is a family film about a 35-year-old widower named J.T. O'Neil, his precocious 10-year-old daughter and their devoted mutt Shakey. After moving from a small town to Chicago and missing the fine print in their rental contract, J.T. is forced to try and get rid of his lovable pooch. Shakey and Chandler won't have it and hatch a plan to keep Shakey and teach J.T. a valuable lesson about loyalty and the importance of keeping family together.

Markimdb: 2
Genrefantasy, musical, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:28
CharactersFamily, Friends
PlotAdventure, Travel, Friendship, Birthday
StyleTwisted plot, Light, To cry

It's Schluufy's birthday, and the Oogieloves (Goobie, Zoozie and Toofie), along with their friends J. Edgar, Windy Window and Ruffy, are organizing a party. (Shh! It's a secret.) Everything is going along just perfectly until J. Edgar trips and loses the last five magical balloons in all of Lovelyloveville--OH NO! The Oogiloves set out to find the magical balloons in time to save their friend's party. Along the way, they meet some very interesting characters indeed, including Dotty Rounder (Cloris Leachman), Bobby Wobbly (Carey Elwes), Milky Marvin (Chazz Palminteri), Rosalie Rosebud (Toni Braxton) and Lola and Lero Sombero (Christopher Lloyd and Jaime Pressly). Can these new friends help them recover the magical balloons and get back to the cottage in time to celebrate Schluufy's surprise birthday?

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.





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