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20 best movies like The Borrowers (1997)


List of the best movies like The Borrowers (1997): A Knight in Camelot, The Borrowers, Pete's Dragon, Doctor Dolittle, The Thief Lord, Yoko, Five Children and It, Little Monsters, The Cat in the Hat, Bingo.

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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: 6.3
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: 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: 6.2
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
Genrefantasy, drama, adventure, family
CountryLuxembourg, United Kingdom, Germany
Duration01:38
CharactersFamily, Friends, Nuns, Orphans
PlotAdventure, Friendship, Mystery
PlaceItaly, Venice
StyleBy books, Touching

A tale about two young boys, Prosper and Bo, who flee to Venice after being orphaned and dumped in the care of a cruel auntie. Hiding in the canals and alleyways of the city, the boys are befriended by a gang of young urchins and their enigmatic leader, the Thief Lord. From their home base of an old cinema theater, the children steal from the rich to support themselves and soon capture the interest of a bumbling detective. However, a greater threat to the children is something from a forgotten past - a beautiful magical treasure with the power to spin time itself

Markimdb: 4.6
Genrefantasy, comedy, drama, adventure, family
CountryGermany, Austria, Sweden
Duration01:39
CharactersFamily, Friends, Sisters, Yeti, Orphans
PlotAdventure, Friendship
PlaceMountains, Zoos, Germany
StyleExciting

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.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genrefantasy, adventure, family
CountryFrance, United Kingdom, USA
Duration01:29
CharactersHeroes, Family, Losers
PlotAdventure, Supernatural, Fulfillment of desires, Rivalry
StyleFancy, Gothic

A Psammead is 'It', an ancient, irritable, ugly sand fairy, which five children find one day in a gravel pit. As a reward for finding him, It grants the children one wish a day, the results of which will last until sunset.

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: 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: 4.9
Genrecomedy, adventure, family
CountryUSA
CharactersDogs, Heroes, Family, Friends, Losers
PlotAdventure, Friendship, Missing people, Adoption
StyleTouching

Bingo, the runaway circus dog, is off the leash and saving Chuckie's life! Bingo and the boy become the best of friends in this canine comedy featuring doggy disguises and skateboarding, pinball and prison. Chuckie and his parents (Cindy Williams and David Rasche) are moving house, a thousand miles away, but Bingo won't be allowed to join them. Chuckie and Bingo's determination to be reunited is t

Markimdb: 5
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family
CountryUSA, Australia
CharactersTeens, Strong women, Heroes, Family, Friends
PlotAdventure, Friendship, Mystery, Rivalry
PlaceIslands, Nature, Australia
StyleExciting, Soulful, Fascinating, Fancy

Fourteen year old Nim, more determined than ever to protect her island and all the wildlife that call it home, faces off against resort developers and animal poachers. Soon she realizes she can’t depend on her animal cohorts alone and must make her first human friend – Edmund, who’s run away to the island from the mainland – to save her home.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Australia
Duration02:24
CharactersPirates, Indians, Mermaids, Childrens, Heroes
PlotAdventure, Travel, Magic, Martial Arts, Chase
PlaceSpace, Islands, Fantastic worlds, Parallel worlds, London
StyleFor children, Exciting, Action, Steampunk, Fairy tales

Living a bleak existence at a London orphanage, 12-year-old Peter finds himself whisked away to the fantastical world of Neverland. Adventure awaits as he meets new friend James Hook and the warrior Tiger Lily. They must band together to save Neverland from the ruthless pirate Blackbeard. Along the way, the rebellious and mischievous boy discovers his true destiny, becoming the hero forever known as Peter Pan.

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
Genrefantasy, drama, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:36
CharactersHeroes, Family, Friends, Losers, Revived toys
PlotAdventure, Superpowers, Life, Friendship, Toys
PlaceParallel worlds, Tomb, New York
StyleFancy, Touching

A nine-year-old boy gets a plastic Indian and a cupboard for his birthday and finds himself involved in adventure when the Indian comes to life and befriends him.

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: 6.2
Genrecomedy, drama, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:48
CharactersHeroes, Family, Friends, Losers, Partners
PlotAdventure, Travel, Friendship, Growing up
Time19th century
StyleTo cry, Touching

Climb aboard for an extraordinary version of Mark Twain's sweeping adventure when Walt Disney presents The Adventures of Huck Finn, starring Elijah Wood (The Lord of the Rings). Directed by Stephen Sommers (The Mummy, The Mummy Returns), it's the unforgettable saga of a mischievous youngster and a runaway slave

Markimdb: 5.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:38
CharactersDogs, Heroes, Family, Dolphins, Friends
PlotAdventure, Friendship
StyleCute, Touching

Mary Beth is a marine biologist that gets annoyed when a dog called Zeus stows aboard her research boat. Nevertheless she is intrigued when the intrusive canine makes best-friends with her captive dolphin, Roxanne. She falls in love with Zeus's owner, Terry, a musician who rides a bike.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, drama, adventure, family
CountryUSA, France, Republic of Ireland, United Kingdom
Duration01:40
CharactersDogs, Animals, Knights, Family, Friends
PlotLove, Adventure, The escape, Friendship, Moving
PlaceEngland, Castle, Scotland
StyleTouching

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.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrefantastic, comedy, melodrama, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:49
CharactersAliens, Heroes, Family, Friends, Losers
PlotTime travel, Adventure, Friendship, Saving the World
PlaceLaboratory
StyleFancy

The visionary dreams of three curious and adventuresome young boys become an exciting reality in Explorers, the action-fantasy from director Joe Dante, who combines keen humor, warmth and fantasy with unexpected twists. In their makeshift laboratory, the boys use an amazing discovery and their ingenuity to build their own spaceship and launch themselves on a fantastic interplanetary journey.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrefantasy, adventure, family
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:52
CharactersWitch, Kings, Dragons, Heroes, Family
PlotLove, Time travel, Adventure, Magic, Slavery
PlaceSea, Ships, Ocean, Parallel worlds
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Epic, Serious

This time around Edmund and Lucy Pevensie, along with their pesky cousin Eustace Scrubb find themselves swallowed into a painting and on to a fantastic Narnian ship headed for the very edges of the world.

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: 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: 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: 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: 6.4
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: 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: 6.1
Genrefantasy, comedy, family, military
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, France
Duration01:49
CharactersWitch, Family, Babysitting, Elephants
PlotWar, Life, Family life, Parenting
PlaceVillage, England, London
TimeWorld War II
StyleFascinating, Touching

Nanny McPhee appears at the door of a harried young mother, Mrs. Isabel Green, who is trying to run the family farm while her husband is away at war. But once she’s arrived, Nanny McPhee discovers that the children are fighting a war of their own against two spoiled city cousins who have just moved in. Relying on everything from a flying motorcycle and a statue that comes to life to a tree-climbing piglet and a baby elephant, Nanny uses her magic to teach her mischievous charges five new lessons.

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: 5.1
Genrefantasy, musical, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA, India
Duration01:28
CharactersDogs, Witch, Family, Lions, Friends
PlotAdventure, Friendship, Tornadoes
PlaceParallel worlds, Castle
StyleExciting, By books

Dorothy wakes up in post-tornado Kansas, only to be whisked back to Oz to try to save her old friends the Scarecrow, the Lion, the Tin Man and Glinda from a devious new villain, the Jester. Wiser the owl, Marshal Mallow, China Princess and Tugg the tugboat join Dorothy on her latest magical journey through the colorful landscape of Oz to restore order and happiness to Emerald City.

Markimdb: 6
Genrefantasy, comedy, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:35
CharactersTeens, Mermaids, Heroes, Family, Friends
PlotSwimming, Birthday, Rivalry
StyleFancy, Touching

A teen learns that his birth mother is a mermaid after he begins to grow fins and slimy scales on his thirteenth birthday.





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