10 best movies like The Thirteenth Year (1999)

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Movies similar to The Thirteenth Year (1999): The Crocodiles, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Dolphin Kick, Tini: The New Life of Violetta, Return to Nim's Island, Girl vs. Monster, Avalon High, Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow, Barbie Fairytopia: Mermaidia, Kronk's New Groove.

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The Crocodiles (2009)
Mark6 (imdb: 6.1)
Genreadventure, family
CharactersDisabled people, Teens, Heroes, Friends, Family, Losers
PlotAdventure, Rivalry, Investigation

Ten-year-old Hannes, growing up with his young, poor and single mother wants to join the coolest gang in the area, the Vorstadtkrokodile. When the ‘entry test’ goes wrong, Hannes’s life is saved by Kai, who is desperate to join too but is wheelchair bound and unable to even run away when things get hot. Hannes would accept Kai but the other gang members don’t seem happy to accept a handicapped member. Finally Kai has something to offer. One night a shop is robbed and Kai sees the robbers with his telescope. This is his chance to give some important information to the Crocodiles who want to catch the robbers and gain the € 1000 reward. The Crocodiles and their new member will embark on a big and dangerous adventure.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 7.6)
Genrefantasy, adventure, family
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersWizards, Goblins, Owls, Childrens, Teachers, Pupils, Teachers, Friends, Heroes, Orphans, Family, Witch
PlotMulti-part, Teleportation, Magic, Superpowers, Ghosts, Mystery, Adventure
PlaceSchool, Forest, England, London, Castle
StyleWorth watching, By books, Atmospheric, Exciting, Best soundtracks, Kind, Soulful, Spectacular, Interesting, For children, For winter evenings, For a group of friends, For relax, For a cozy evening, Uplifting, Good music, Bright, Vivid, Touching

Harry Potter has lived under the stairs at his aunt and uncle's house his whole life. But on his 11th birthday, he learns he's a powerful wizard -- with a place waiting for him at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. As he learns to harness his newfound powers with the help of the school's kindly headmaster, Harry uncovers the truth about his parents' deaths -- and about the villain who's to blame.

Dolphin Kick (2019)
Markimdb: 4.4
PlotAdventure, Rivalry

On a tropical island vacation, a young boy's friendship with a playful and friendly dolphin helps him find the courage to get back in the water after the sudden loss of his mother.

Tini: The New Life of Violetta (2016)
Mark10 (imdb: 5.5)
Genreadventure, family, music
CountrySpain, Italy, Argentina
CharactersFriends, Fathers, Family, Heroes
PlotTime travel, Adventure

Shot in Spanish and localized for markets around the world, “Tini – El Gran Cambio de Violetta” is set to thrill fans with everything they loved about the worldwide Violetta phenomenon including strong musical elements with new and original tracks, exciting choreography, compelling storylines, and intriguing characters. All made bigger and better for the big screen. The film shows how taking the role in the TV series was a pivotal moment for Tini leading to a personal ‘coming of age story’ about the young actress. In a story that reflects the teen star’s own real life, Tini will leave behind the world depicted in Violetta, striking out alone and embarking on a brand new adventure over one endless summer that will define her as a person and see her emerge as a new artist.

Return to Nim's Island (2013)
Markimdb: 5
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family
CountryUSA, Australia
CharactersTeens, Heroes, Friends, Family, Strong women
PlotAdventure, Rivalry, Mystery
PlaceIslands, Australia, Nature
StyleExciting, 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.

Girl vs. Monster (2012)
Mark7 (imdb: 5.5)
Genrefantastic, action, comedy, adventure, family
CountryUSA, Canada
CharactersTeens, Scientists, Heroes, Friends, Family, Witch, Monsters
PlotRivalry, Fear

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.

Avalon High (2010)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 5.7)
Genrefantasy, drama, family
CharactersTeens, Wizards, Heroes, Friends, Family, Horses, Teachers
PlaceBeach, Parallel worlds

Disney Channel's production of Julie Sherman Wolfe's screenplay adaptation of the popular novel Avalon High by Meg Cabot. Elaine "Ellie" Harrison has just moved from Minnesota to Annapolis, Maryland while her parents take a year long sabbatical to continue their medieval studies in nearby DC. Her new high school, Avalon High, seems like a typical high school with the stereotypical students: Lance the jock, Jennifer the cheerleader, Marco, the bad boy/desperado, and Will, the senior class president, quarterback, and all around good guy. But not everyone at Avalon High is who they appear to be, not even Ellie herself. Eventually, it becomes apparent that Avalon High is a situation where the ancient Arthurian legend is repeating itself. Will, Jennifer, Lance, Marco, and Mr. Morton all correspond to King Arthur, Queen Guinevere, Knight Lancelot, Mordred, and Merlin, respectively.

Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow (2008)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrefantastic, action, family, cartoon
CharactersSuperhero, Teens, Heroes, Friends, Superhero, Family, Partners
PlotAdventure, Rivalry
StyleExciting, For men

The children of the Avengers hone their powers and go head to head with the very enemy responsible for their parents' demise.

Barbie Fairytopia: Mermaidia (2006)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrefantasy, adventure, family, cartoon
CharactersHeroes, Friends, Family, Mermaids, Wizards
PlotAdventure, Rivalry
StyleFor children, Exciting, Light, Cute

In this animated follow-up to Fairytopia, Elina (played by Barbie) enlists the help of a mermaid, Nori, to save her friend Nalu, a merman prince who has been captured by the wicked Laverna.

Kronk's New Groove (2005)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genrecomedy, melodrama, musical, family, cartoon
CharactersFamily, Heroes, Friends, Cooks, Emperors
PlotRivalry, Love
PlaceSummer camp

Kronk, now chef and Head Delivery Boy of Mudka's Meat Hut, is fretting over the upcoming visit of his father. Kronk's father always disapproved of young Kronk's culinary interests and wished that Kronk instead would settle down with a wife and a large house on a hill.

Barbie: Fairytopia (2005)
Mark7 (imdb: 6)
Genrefamily, cartoon
CharactersTeens, Heroes, Friends, Family, Wizards
PlotAdventure, Rivalry, Missing people
StyleExciting, For children

Elina is a flower fairy who discovers that her home of Magic Meadow has been overcome by a horrible malady that is killing the flowers and making the fairies unable to fly. With the help of Bibble, a puffball and a giant butterfly named Hue she attempts to find Azura, a Guardian Fairy. She's challenged along the way by the evil Laverna who wants to usurp the Enchantress, the ruler of Fairytopia.

Racing Stripes (2005)
Mark5.6 (imdb: 5.2)
Genrecomedy, drama, adventure, family, sport
CharactersHorses, Family, Heroes, Teens, Friends, Gangsters, Zebras
PlotAdventure, Rivalry

Shattered illusions are hard to repair -- especially for a good-hearted zebra named Stripes who's spent his life on a Kentucky farm amidst the sorely mistaken notion that he's a debonair thoroughbred. Once he faces the fact that his stark stripes mark him as different, he decides he'll race anyway. And with help from the young girl who raised him, he just might end up in the winner's circle.

Fat Albert (2004)
Markimdb: 4.3
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, family
CharactersTeens, Pupils, Family, Losers, Heroes, Friends
StyleTouching, To cry

Animated character Fat Albert emerges from his TV universe into the real world, accompanied by his friends Rudy, Mushmouth, Old Weird Harold and Dumb Donald. Though the gang is flabbergasted by the modern world, they make new friends, and Albert attempts to help young Doris become popular. But things get complicated when Albert falls for her older sister, Lauri, and must turn to creator Bill Cosby for advice.

The Dust Factory (2004)
Markimdb: 6
Genrefantasy, drama, family
CharactersTeens, Family, Heroes, Friends, Losers
PlotSupernatural, Fate, Fulfillment of desires, Life after death

Ryan is a teenager who lacks the ability to speak. One day, Ryan falls off a bridge and he finds himself transported to a strange fantasy world where he encounters his Grandpa Randolph (Armin Mueller-Stahl) and a pretty girl named Melanie (Hayden Panettiere); together, Ryan and Melanie learn to help one another with their problems, and they both discover the wisdom they can gain from elders like Grandpa Randolph.

Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie (2002)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, comedy, drama, musical, adventure, family, western, cartoon, short, detective, history
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Iceland
CharactersHeroes, Friends, Family, Partners, Kings, Losers, Pirates
PlotAdventure, Rivalry, Time travel

Get ready as Bob the Tomato, Larry the Cucumber and the rest of the Veggies set sail on a whale of an adventure in Big Idea's first full-length, 3-D animated feature film. This is the story of Jonah and the Whale as you've never seen it before - a story where we learn that one of the best gifts you can give - or get - is a second chance.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer & the Island of Misfit Toys (2001)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genrefantasy, comedy, musical, adventure, family, cartoon, short
CountryUSA, Japan, Canada, Philippines
CharactersHeroes, Friends, Family, Losers
PlotAdventure, Rivalry, Holidays
TimeNew Year

When the mysterious Toy Taker grabs all of Santa's toys, it looks like the children will miss out on Christmas. But everyone's favorite reindeer, Rudolph, comes to the rescue with his lovable friends: Hermey the elf, Yukon Cornelius the grizzly prospector, the abominable snow monster Bumbles and Rudolph's very special friend Clarice. Together, they promise Santa they'll track down Toy Taker and rescue Santa's toy. Their incredible quest takes them on a wild adventure with Rudolph's red nose leading the way!

The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland (1999)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genrefantasy, comedy, musical, adventure, family
CharactersFamily, Heroes, Friends, Partners, Losers
PlotAdventure, Rivalry
StyleTo cry

Elmo loves his fuzzy, blue blanket, and would never let anything happen to it. However, a tug-of-war with his friend Zoe sends his blanket to a faraway land, and Elmo in hot pursuit. Facing life without his cherished blanket, Elmo musters all of his determination and courage and heads off on an action-packed rescue mission that plunges him into Grouchland-a place full of grouchy creatures, stinky garbage and the villainous Huxley. Along the way, Elmo learns an important lesson about sharing, realizing that he was selfish with his friend and responsible for what happened.

A Knight in Camelot (1998)
Mark7 (imdb: 4.8)
Genrefantastic, fantasy, comedy, adventure, family
CharactersHeroes, Friends, Family, Losers, Knights
PlotTime travel, Adventure, Rivalry, Experiments, Ghosts
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.

Casper: A Spirited Beginning (1997)
Mark10 (imdb: 4.6)
Genrehorror, fantasy, comedy, family
CharactersHeroes, Friends, Family, Losers
PlotGhosts, Adventure, Rivalry, Supernatural, Life after death, Superpowers

A prequel to the first animated/live-action Casper feature, Casper: A Spirited Beginning introduces the friendliest ghost you'll ever know and explains how Casper met and befriended the other ghouls at Applegate Manor. After being stranded, Casper meets young Chris Carson, a lonely kid who decides to teach Casper how to be a proper ghost

The Pebble and the Penguin (1995)
Mark6 (imdb: 5.7)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, musical, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryRepublic of Ireland, USA
CharactersTeens, Heroes, Friends, Family, Losers
PlotAdventure, Love triangle, Chase, Pads
PlaceAntarctica, Ships, Moon

A bashful bachelor penguin named Hubie, who's partial to a pretty female named Marina. Ancient penguin ritual dictates that males present a pebble to their intended, then mate for life. Hubie finds a spiffy stone, but before he can bestow it on Marina, dastardly rival Drake tosses him into the churning sea, and Hubie gets swept away.