10 best movies like The Land Before Time (1988)

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Movies similar to The Land Before Time (1988): Soy Luna, Outlander, The Jungle Book, Big Hero 6, Walking with Dinosaurs, The Land Before Time X: The Great Longneck Migration, Origin, Dinosaur, The Land Before Time V: The Mysterious Island, The Lion King.

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Soy Luna (2016)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.7)
Genrecomedy, family, music
CharactersTeenagers, Parents

    Luna leads a happy life in Mexico where she enjoys skating. Her life change overnight when a wealthy woman offers Luna's parents a job in Argentina and also to pay an elite school for Luna. Luna and her family moves to Argentina. She should start a new life, makes new friends, but soon she discovers the Jam & Roller, a rollerskating club, where she can not only prove her talent on wheels, but also on the stage singing. And that's not all, Luna is adopted and her parents have never kept her adoption a secret. However, Luna is suddenly overtaken by her past after moving to Argentina.

    Outlander (2014)
    Mark8.4 (imdb: 8.4)
    Genrefantastic, melodrama, drama
    CountryUSA, United Kingdom
    CharactersNurses, Soldier
    PlotTime travel, Adventures, Love triangle
    StyleTo cry, Spectacular, Fascinating

      The story of Claire Randall, a married combat nurse from 1945 who is mysteriously swept back in time to 1743, where she is immediately thrown into an unknown world where her life is threatened. When she is forced to marry Jamie, a chivalrous and romantic young Scottish warrior, a passionate affair is ignited that tears Claire's heart between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives.

      The Jungle Book (2016)
      Mark8.8 (imdb: 7.4)
      Genrefantasy, drama, adventure, family, cartoon
      CountryUSA, United Kingdom
      CharactersAnimals, Wolves, Tigers, Panther, Friends, Orphans, Family, Bears, Monkeys, Elephants
      PlotAdventure, Survival, Justice, Chase, Travel
      PlaceJungle, Nature, Village, India

        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.

        Big Hero 6 (2014)
        Mark9.2 (imdb: 7.8)
        Genrefantastic, action, comedy, family, cartoon
        CharactersRobots, Superhero, Teens, Brothers, Heroes, Friends, Orphans, Family
        PlaceParallel worlds
        StyleDisney, Exciting, Touching, To cry, Cute

          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.

          Walking with Dinosaurs (2013)
          Mark10 (imdb: 5.2)
          CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Australia, India
          CharactersDinosaurs, Orphans, Brothers, Heroes, Family
          PlotAdventure, Survival
          TimePrehistoric times
          StyleExciting, Fascinating

            Walking with Dinosaurs 3D is a film depicting life-like 3D dinosaur characters set in photo-real landscapes that transports audiences to the prehistoric world as it existed 70 million years ago. The film is based on the 1999 documentary television miniseries Walking with Dinosaurs, produced by the BBC. Walking with Dinosaurs 3D is being produced by Evergreen Studios, the company that produced Happy Feet, and it is was released on October 11, 2013.

            The Land Before Time X: The Great Longneck Migration (2003)
            Markimdb: 6.2
            Genreadventure, family, cartoon
            CharactersDinosaurs, Heroes, Friends, Orphans, Family, Losers
            PlotSurvival, Adventure

              A bedtime story leads Littlefoot and his grandparents on a journey to a new land, where Littlefoot discovers someone who vanished before he was born: his father! Now Littlefoot must decide between two worlds. Will he leave to be with his friends in the Great Valley, or stay behind and start a new life with his father?

              Origin (2018)
              Mark7.4 (imdb: 7.1)
              Genrehorror, fantastic
              CountryUnited Kingdom
              PlotSurvival, Survival
              PlaceSpace, Space, Spaceships
              TimeFuture, Future
              StyleDisturbing, Tense, For men

                A group of troubled passengers wake up on a damaged spaceship abandoned in deep space, each having left behind a dark past in search of a fresh start on a newly colonized planet. As their terrifying situation spirals into paranoia, they come to realize that the greatest threat to their dream of starting over – and indeed their lives – is something far darker than the pasts they were so desperate to escape.

                Dinosaur (2000)
                Mark9.6 (imdb: 6.5)
                Genrefantastic, thriller, adventure, family, cartoon
                CharactersDinosaurs, Friends, Family
                PlotAdventure, Survival
                TimePrehistoric times
                StyleTouching, Disney

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

                  The Land Before Time V: The Mysterious Island (1997)
                  Markimdb: 6
                  Genremusical, adventure, family, cartoon
                  CharactersDinosaurs, Heroes, Friends, Family, Partners, Losers, Sharks
                  PlotSurvival, Adventure, Earthquake
                  PlaceIslands, Deserts

                    This fourth sequel in the series finds "leaf gobblers" eating all the vegetation in Great Valley, driving Littlefoot, the young brontosaurus, and the other dinosaur inhabitants out. Arguments break out among the adults during migration, and Littlefoot and his friends decide to take matters in their own hands by crossing the "big water" to an unknown island. There they meet an old friend from The Land Before Time II--Chomper, the T-rex, who has to protect the gang from his own, carnivorous parents. Plenty of drama in this one, and as the series has been wont to do from the beginning, it shows adults as sometimes being less than perfect.

                    The Lion King (1994)
                    Mark9.6 (imdb: 8.5)
                    Genredrama, musical, adventure, family, cartoon
                    CharactersLions, Animals, Kings, Orphans, Family
                    PlotGrowing up, Revenge, Chase, Hunting, Betrayal, Adventure, Rivalry, Travel
                    PlaceNature, Forest, Jungle
                    StyleFor children, Touching, To cry, Disney

                      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.

                      Marvel's Luke Cage (2016)
                      Mark4.6 (imdb: 7.3)
                      Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, crime
                      PlotSuperpowers, Death
                      StyleNetflix, Spectacular

                        Given superstrength and durability by a sabotaged experiment, a wrongly accused man escapes prison to become a superhero for hire.

                        Oliver & Company (1988)
                        Mark8 (imdb: 6.7)
                        Genremusical, adventure, family, cartoon
                        CharactersOrphans, Dogs, Family, Heroes, Friends
                        PlaceNew York
                        StyleTo cry, Touching, Light, Disney

                          This animated take on Oliver Twist re-imagines Oliver as an adorable orphaned kitten who struggles to survive in New York City and falls in with a band of canine criminals led by an evil human. First, Oliver meets Dodger, a carefree mutt with street savoir faire. But when Oliver meets wealthy Jenny on one of the gang's thieving missions, his life changes forever.

                          Poldark (2015)
                          Mark7.2 (imdb: 8.3)
                          Genremelodrama, drama, history
                          CountryUnited Kingdom
                          PlotRelationship, Love triangle

                            Britain is in the grip of a chilling recession... falling wages, rising prices, civil unrest - only the bankers are smiling. It's 1783 and Ross Poldark returns from the American War of Independence to his beloved Cornwall to find his world in ruins: his father dead, the family mine long since closed, his house wrecked and his sweetheart pledged to marry his cousin. But Ross finds that hope and love can be found when you are least expecting it in the wild but beautiful Cornish landscape.

                            Fear the Walking Dead (2015)
                            Mark7.2 (imdb: 6.9)
                            Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, drama
                            CharactersZombie, Zombie
                            PlotApocalypse, Survival, Viruses, Apocalypse, Survival, Viruses
                            PlaceLos Angeles
                            StyleDisturbing, Fascinating, Action, Depressive, For men, Action, Fascinating

                              What did the world look like as it was transforming into the horrifying apocalypse depicted in "The Walking Dead"? This spin-off set in Los Angeles, following new characters as they face the beginning of the end of the world, will answer that question.

                              The Lion King (2019)
                              Mark6.8 (imdb: 6.9)
                              CharactersAnimals, Lions, Family, Kings
                              PlotSurvival, Fate, Adventure, Rivalry, Dancing
                              StyleDisney, For children, Action, Touching, Unexpected ending

                                Simba idolises his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub's arrival. Scar, Mufasa's brother—and former heir to the throne—has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba's exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his.

                                Just a Breath Away (2018)
                                Mark7.2 (imdb: 5.9)
                                Genrefantastic, thriller, adventure
                                CountryFrance, Canada
                                CharactersFamily, Dogs
                                PlotSurvival, Fog, Death, Earthquake
                                PlaceParis, France, Aircraft
                                StyleFascinating, Exciting, Disturbing, To cry

                                  A strange and deadly mist envelops Paris. A group of survivors finds refuge on the upper floors of apartment blocks and on the roofs of the capital. With no information, electricity, food or water, a couple attempts to survive this disaster and save their daughter... But as the hours go by, one thing becomes quite clear: there is no help on the way, and if they want to make it through this catastrophe alive, they will have to try their luck in the mist…

                                  Ash vs Evil Dead (2015)
                                  Markimdb: 8.4
                                  Genrehorror, action, fantasy, comedy
                                  CharactersHeroes, Zombie, Demons, Zombie, Demons
                                  PlotSupernatural, Survival, Viruses, Supernatural, Survival, Viruses
                                  StyleHeavy, Disturbing, For men

                                    Bruce Campbell reprises his role as Ash Williams, an aging lothario and chainsaw-handed monster hunter who’s spent the last three decades avoiding maturity, and the terrors of the Evil Dead. But when a Deadite plague threatens to destroy all of mankind, he’s forced to face his demons — both metaphorical and literal.

                                    Girl Meets World (2014)
                                    Mark5.6 (imdb: 7.2)
                                    Genrecomedy, drama, family
                                    PlotGrowing up

                                      The adventures of relatable and adventurous Riley Matthews, the tween daughter of Cory and Topanga Matthews, and her bold best friend Maya as they traverse the twists and turns of teenage years at Manhattan's John Quincy Adams Middle School where Riley's dad is their History teacher.

                                      Pete's Dragon (2016)
                                      Mark7 (imdb: 6.7)
                                      Genreaction, fantasy, comedy, adventure, family
                                      CharactersFriends, Dragons, Orphans, Family, Wolves, Bears, Rabbits
                                      PlotInvestigation, Adventure
                                      PlaceUSA, Small cities
                                      StyleTouching, To cry, Cute

                                        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.

                                        The Secret Life of Pets (2016)
                                        Mark9 (imdb: 6.5)
                                        Genrecomedy, adventure, family, cartoon
                                        CountryUSA, Japan
                                        CharactersCats, Dogs, Friends, Animals, Family, Birds, Rabbits, Fish, Frogs
                                        PlotAdventure, Chase
                                        StyleLight, To cry, Smart, Disney

                                          The quiet life of a terrier named Max is upended when his owner takes in Duke, a stray whom Max instantly dislikes.