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20 best movies like Where the Wild Things Are (2009)

List of the best movies like Where the Wild Things Are (2009): Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, Pan, Gulliver's Travels, Peter Pan, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, Hugo, The Spiderwick Chronicles, The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising, The Jungle Book, Mio in the Land of Faraway.

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Markimdb: 6.7
Genrethriller, fantasy, drama, adventure, family
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Belgium, Canada
Duration02:44
CharactersWitch, Teens, Monsters, Childrens, Immortals
PlotTime travel, Adventure, Travel, Magic, Superpowers
PlaceIslands, Fantastic worlds, England, Orphan home, Boarding school
TimeFuture
StyleExciting, Atmospheric, Gothic, Serious, Beautiful landscapes

A teenager finds himself transported to an island where he must help protect a group of orphans with special powers from creatures intent on destroying them.

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: 6.9
Genrefantasy, drama, adventure, family
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration03:06
CharactersHorses, Giants, Heroes, Family
PlotAdventure, Shipwreck
PlaceIslands, Ocean
Time18th century
StyleLight, Soulful, Fascinating, Serious

Dr. Gulliver has returned from his journey to his family after a long absence - and tells them the story of his travels.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrefantasy, melodrama, adventure, family
CountryUnited Kingdom, Australia, USA, New Zealand
Duration01:53
CharactersPirates, Mermaids, Crocodiles, Heroes
PlotAdventure, Friendship, First love
PlaceIslands, Fantastic worlds
StyleExciting, Cute, Fascinating

In stifling Edwardian London, Wendy Darling mesmerizes her brothers every night with bedtime tales of swordplay, swashbuckling and the fearsome Captain Hook. But the children become the heroes of an even greater story, when Peter Pan flies into their nursery one night and leads them over moonlit rooftops through a galaxy of stars and to the lush jungles of Neverland.

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: 6.5
Genreaction, thriller, fantasy, drama, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:36
CharactersGiants, Heroes, Family, Twins, Goblins
PlotAdventure, Magic
PlaceFantastic worlds, Estate
StyleFor children, Exciting, Fairy tales

Upon moving into the run-down Spiderwick Estate with their mother, twin brothers Jared and Simon Grace, along with their sister Mallory, find themselves pulled into an alternate world full of faeries and other creatures.

Markimdb: 4.8
Genrethriller, fantasy, drama, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:39
CharactersTeens, Heroes, Immortals, Family, Twins
PlotTime travel, Adventure, Travel, Magic, Superpowers
PlaceParallel worlds
TimeNew Year
StyleExciting, Light, Fascinating, Epic

A boy's life is turned upside down when he learns that he is the last of a group of immortal warriors who have dedicated their lives to fighting the forces of the dark.

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: 6.4
Genrefantasy, adventure, family
CountrySweden, Soviet Union, Norway
Duration01:39
CharactersKings, Pirates, Knights, Heroes, Family
PlotAdventure, Friendship, Supernatural, Missing people, Rivalry
PlaceParallel worlds
StyleFor children, Exciting, Light, Fascinating

They're two best friends, a million miles from home. On an incredible adventure, beyond the boundaries of space and time. A fantasy about a lonely boy who is transferred from his dull life with his adoptive parents to the land where his real father is the king.

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: 4
Genreaction, fantasy, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:43
CharactersHeroes, Family
PlotWar, Time travel, Adventure, Travel, Magic
StyleExciting

The story follows the adventures of Aang, a young successor to a long line of Avatars, who must put his childhood ways aside and stop the Fire Nation from enslaving the Water, Earth and Air nations.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genrefantasy, adventure, family
CountryPoland
CharactersHeroes, Family
PlotAdventure, Magic, Friendship, Toys
StyleLight, Touching

Three children stumble upon a red chair, carved from a Magic Tree. This chair will grant your every wish if you sit upon it and wish. Their first wish is of course, pizza! But then their unpleasant aunt makes an unfortunate wish about the children's parents ...

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrefantasy, comedy, drama, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:00
CharactersHeroes, Family, Wizards
PlotSuperpowers, Supernatural, Saving the World, Double life, Rivalry
PlaceItaly
StyleFascinating

The Russo family and friends are headed to Tuscany, Italy, to meet their long lost relatives... but when Alex tries to prove she's more than a seemingly carefree young Wizard, she inadvertently conjures a spell that creates a Good Alex and an Evil Alex. When Evil Alex gets roped into a charming young wizard's foreboding plan to take over the world, Good Alex must find a way to save her family and humankind, which leads to a monumental battle between the two versions of herself - all atop the Tower of Pisa.

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: 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: 3.2
Genrefantasy, comedy, drama, adventure, family
CountryWest Germany, Germany
Duration01:35
CharactersDragons, Heroes, Family, Friends
PlotAdventure, Superpowers, Friendship, Rivalry
PlaceParallel worlds, Small cities
StyleBy books, Fancy

A young boy must restore order when a group of bullies steal the magical book that acts as a portal between Earth and the imaginary world of Fantasia.

Markimdb: 6
Genrefantasy, adventure, family
CountryGermany, Sweden
Duration00:56
CharactersFamily, Gnomes
PlotAdventure, Travel, Friendship, Witchcraft, Self-sacrifice
PlaceSweden
StyleLight, To cry, Soulful, By books, Fascinating

Thirteen year-old Nils Holgersson is bored dwelling on a farm with his parents. Instead of helping on the farm, he prefers to play pranks and tease animals. One day life unexpectedly changed Nils...

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: 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: 6.8
Genrefantasy, adventure, family
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:41
CharactersZombie, Giants, Heroes, Family
PlotAdventure, Magic, Investigation, Hypnosis
PlaceVillage, Parallel worlds
StyleExciting, Light, Atmospheric, Fancy, Serious

In a fantasy world of opposing kingdoms, a 15-year old girl must find the fabled MirrorMask in order to save the kingdom and get home

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: 5.2
Genredrama, adventure, family, military
CountryUSA
CharactersDogs, Teens, Family
PlotAdventure, Friendship, Chase
PlaceThe White House
StyleTwisted plot, Light, Fascinating, Touching

Max is assigned to the White House while Butch, the secret service dog, is on maternity leave. He meets TJ, a 12 year old boy, who is the President's son. Due to his father's high profile, he is trying hard to fit in and lead a normal life. During a state visit by the Russian President and his daughter, Alexandra (Alex), TJ is asked to accompany her, during their stay. TJ befriends Alex, but when they get into trouble, Max comes to the rescue!

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrefantasy, drama, family
CountryUSA, Republic of Ireland
Duration01:43
CharactersMermaids, Heroes, Family, Friends
PlotAdventure, Friendship
PlaceVillage, Islands, Ireland, Beach
TimeWorld War II
StyleTo cry, Atmospheric, Touching, Serious

10-year-old Fiona is sent to live with her grandparents in a small fishing village in Donegal, Ireland. She soon learns the local legend that an ancestor of hers married a Selkie - a seal who can turn into a human. Years earlier, her baby brother was washed out to sea and never seen again, so when Fiona spies a naked little boy on the abandoned Isle of Roan Inish, she is compelled to investigate..

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: 6.5
Genrecomedy, drama, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:31
CharactersThieves, Family, Friends, Criminals, Losers
PlotAdventure, Travel, Friendship, Fulfillment of desires
StyleFancy, Touching

Paulie, an intelligent parrot who actually talks, relates the story of his struggle to a Russian immigrant who works as a janitor at the research institute where he is housed and neglected. Paulie's story begins many years earlier when he is given as a gift to a little girl who stutters. Eventually, he teaches the girl to speak correctly but is taken away by her father because he believes the girl cannot distinguish fantasy from reality because she believes the bird can talk. Paulie goes through a series of adventures with a pawn shop owner, an aging widow, a Mexican-American troubadour and a would be thief before being taken to the institute where he now lives

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: 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
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: 6.4
Genrefantasy, adventure, family
CountryNew Zealand, United Kingdom, Australia
Duration01:52
CharactersDinosaurs, Monsters, Childrens, Heroes, Family
PlotAdventure, Friendship, Mythology
PlaceScotland
TimeWorld War II
StyleExciting, Smart, Serious, Beautiful landscapes

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





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