10 best movies like The Land Before Time (1988)

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Movies similar to The Land Before Time (1988): Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, The Good Dinosaur, The Croods, Against the Wild, Speckles: The Tarbosaurus, Ice Age: Continental Drift, Dino Time, The Great Bear, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, Journey to the Center of the Earth.

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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.

The Good Dinosaur (2015)
Mark5.6 (imdb: 6.7)
Genrefantasy, comedy, drama, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration02:22
CharactersFriends, Dinosaurs, Family
PlotFear, Adventure
PlaceWild West
StyleExciting

An epic journey into the world of dinosaurs where an Apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend.

The Croods (2013)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 7.2)
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:38
CharactersFamily
PlotTime travel, Survival, Adventure

The Croods is a prehistoric comedy adventure that follows the world's first family as they embark on a journey of a lifetime when the cave that has always shielded them from danger is destroyed. Traveling across a spectacular landscape, the Croods discover an incredible new world filled with fantastic creatures -- and their outlook is changed forever.

Against the Wild (2013)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 4.5)
Genreadventure, family
CountryCanada
Duration01:30
CharactersDogs, Husky, Family
PlotSurvival, Adventure
StyleExciting, To cry

The action-packed feature film tells the dramatic tale of two siblings and their Alaskan Malamute, who must make an emergency landing when their small plane has engine problems. They find themselves in a beautiful but potentially dangerous natural environment that they must overcome together.

Speckles: The Tarbosaurus (2012)
Mark1 (imdb: 5.5)
Genreadventure, cartoon
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:30

The story is set 70 million years ago, when dinosaurs ruled the Korean Peninsula the same way they ruled the rest of the earth. Spotty is a curious and playful Tarbosaurus child, and along with his mother and siblings, he lives happily in the forest. One day the cunning One-eye, an older Tyrannosaur looking for a new home, attacks Spotty’s herd and separates Spotty from his family. Alone, he befriends another lost girl Tarbosaur who becomes his friend and constant companion for two decades and the mother of his own children. But Spotty’s troubles with One-eye are not over, and revenge, death, fear, and sadness are all in Spotty’s future―as is happiness and hope.

Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 6.6)
Genrecomedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:28
CharactersFamily, Pirates, Partners
PlotAdventure, Survival

Manny, Diego, and Sid embark upon another adventure after their continent is set adrift. Using an iceberg as a ship, they encounter sea creatures and battle pirates as they explore a new world.

Dino Time (2012)
Markimdb: 4.7
Genrecomedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA, South Korea
Duration01:26
CharactersDinosaurs, Friends
PlotTime travel, Adventure
StyleExciting

When a daredevil kid named Ernie, his sister Julia, and his best friend Max are horsing around in Max's inventor father's workshop, they accidentally trip a time-machine into operation and find themselves transported back in time 65 million years, where they meet a T-Rex named Tyra and her rambunctious dinosaur son Dodger. The unlikely group find themselves on an amazing adventure exploring the lush prehistoric jungle, despite Tyra's evil dinosaur rivals conspiring against them - while, back in the present day, Max's dad and Ernie and Julia's overprotective mom plot their rescue.

The Great Bear (2011)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genrefantasy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryDenmark
Duration01:15
PlotSurvival, Adventure
StyleExciting, Touching

Jonathan, 11, usually spends his vacations alone with his grandfather who lives on the edge of a vast forest populated by mythical animals. This year his kid sister Sophie joins him. But it's not cool to be stuck with a little sister, so he does what he can to avoid her. He succeeds entirely too well: Sophie is kidnapped by a giant, 1000-year-old bear. Now, Jonathan has to venture into the heart of the forest to confront the strange beings that dwell there and rescue his sister.

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009)
Mark5.6 (imdb: 6.9)
Genrecomedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:34
CharactersDinosaurs
PlotAdventure
PlaceJungle
StyleExciting

Times are changing for Manny the moody mammoth, Sid the motor mouthed sloth and Diego the crafty saber-toothed tiger. Life heats up for our heroes when they meet some new and none-too-friendly neighbors – the mighty dinosaurs.

Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 4.2)
Genrefantastic, action, adventure, family
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:30
CharactersDinosaurs, Teens
PlotExpeditions, Adventure
StyleExciting

Set in the late 1870's - A woman hires an anthropologist/adventurer to track down her husband, who has disappeared while searching for an elusive passage to the center of the earth

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The Water Horse (2007)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.4)
Genrefantasy, adventure, family
CountryNew Zealand, United Kingdom, Australia
Duration01:52
CharactersDinosaurs
PlotAdventure
PlaceScotland

A lonely boy discovers a mysterious egg that hatches a sea creature of Scottish legend.

Young Black Stallion (2003)
Mark10 (imdb: 5.6)
Genredrama, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:39
CharactersHorses, Fathers
PlotFreedom, Survival, Adventure
PlaceDeserts, Mountains
StyleTouching

When courageous young Neera becomes separated from her family in the desert, she chances upon a wild colt. Together they find friendship, trust, and their way back home only to discover her family is about to lose everything!

Ice Age (2002)
Mark9.6 (imdb: 7.5)
Genrecomedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:21
CharactersSquirrel, Animals, Mammoths, Friends
PlotTime travel, Adventure, Survival
TimeWinter
StyleFor children

With the impending ice age almost upon them, a mismatched trio of prehistoric critters – Manny the woolly mammoth, Diego the saber-toothed tiger and Sid the giant sloth – find an orphaned infant and decide to return it to its human parents. Along the way, the unlikely allies become friends but, when enemies attack, their quest takes on far nobler aims.

Dinosaur (2000)
Mark9.6 (imdb: 6.5)
Genrefantastic, thriller, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:22
CharactersDinosaurs
PlotAdventure, Survival
StyleTouching

An orphaned dinosaur raised by lemurs joins an arduous trek to a sancturary after a meteorite shower destroys his family home.

The Lion King (1994)
Mark9.6 (imdb: 8.5)
Genredrama, musical, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:29
CharactersLions, Animals, Kings
PlotGrowing up, Revenge, Chase, Hunting, Betrayal, Adventure
PlaceNature, Forest
StyleFor children, Touching, To cry

A young lion cub named Simba can't wait to be king. But his uncle craves the title for himself and will stop at nothing to get it.

Jurassic Park (1993)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 8.1)
Genrefantastic, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration02:07
CharactersDinosaurs
PlotTime travel, Survival, Adventure
PlaceIslands
StyleExciting

A wealthy entrepreneur secretly creates a theme park featuring living dinosaurs drawn from prehistoric DNA. Before opening day, he invites a team of experts and his two eager grandchildren to experience the park and help calm anxious investors. However, the park is anything but amusing as the security systems go off-line and the dinosaurs escape.

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