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

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Movies similar to Where the Wild Things Are (2009): Peter Pan, Maleficent, Frozen, Oz: The Great and Powerful, Brave, Journey to the Christmas Star, Alice in Wonderland, Hugo, Snow White and the Huntsman, Frozen Fever.

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Peter Pan (2003)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 6.8)
Genrefantasy, melodrama, adventure, family
CountryAustralia, USA, United Kingdom
Duration01:53
CharactersPirates
PlotAdventure, First love

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.

Maleficent (2014)
Mark9 (imdb: 7)
Genrefantasy, melodrama, adventure, family
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:37
CharactersWizards, Kings, Witch
PlotMagic, Curses, Betrayal, Wedding

The untold story of Disney's most iconic villain from the 1959 classic 'Sleeping Beauty'. A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army threatens the harmony of the land. Maleficent rises to be the land's fiercest protector, but she ultimately suffers a ruthless betrayal – an act that begins to turn her heart into stone. Bent on revenge, Maleficent faces an epic battle with the invading King's successor and, as a result, places a curse upon his newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Maleficent realizes that Aurora holds the key to peace in the kingdom - and to Maleficent's true happiness as well.

Frozen (2013)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 7.5)
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, musical, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:42
CharactersWizards, Deer, Sisters, Family
PlotSnow, Cold, Adventure, Wedding, Magic
TimeWinter
StyleDisney, For children

Young princess Anna of Arendelle dreams about finding true love at her sister Elsa’s coronation. Fate takes her on a dangerous journey in an attempt to end the eternal winter that has fallen over the kingdom. She's accompanied by ice delivery man Kristoff, his reindeer Sven, and snowman Olaf. On an adventure where she will find out what friendship, courage, family, and true love really means.

Oz: The Great and Powerful (2013)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 6.3)
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration02:07
CharactersMagician, Wizards, Witch
PlotMagic, Time travel, Adventure, Love
StyleFairy tales, Light

Oscar Diggs, a small-time circus illusionist and con-artist, is whisked from Kansas to the Land of Oz where the inhabitants assume he's the great wizard of prophecy, there to save Oz from the clutches of evil.

Brave (2012)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 7.1)
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:33
CharactersWitch, Wizards, Kings, Princesses, Family
PlotAdventure, Magic
PlaceForest, Scotland

Brave is set in the mystical Scottish Highlands, where Mérida is the princess of a kingdom ruled by King Fergus and Queen Elinor. An unruly daughter and an accomplished archer, Mérida one day defies a sacred custom of the land and inadvertently brings turmoil to the kingdom. In an attempt to set things right, Mérida seeks out an eccentric old Wise Woman and is granted an ill-fated wish. Also figuring into Mérida’s quest — and serving as comic relief — are the kingdom’s three lords: the enormous Lord MacGuffin, the surly Lord Macintosh, and the disagreeable Lord Dingwall.

Journey to the Christmas Star (2012)
Mark6 (imdb: 5.8)
Genrefantasy, adventure, family
CountryNorway
Duration01:20
CharactersKings
PlotAdventure
StyleFascinating

13 year old kind-hearted Sonja arrives at a tiny village together with a company of bandits. But there is a curse on the village. A long time ago, the King’s only daughter Goldhair disappeared while searching for the Christmas Star. The Queen died of a broken heart, leaving the shattered King all on his own. From that day on, the King cursed the Christmas Star, thereby causing darkness and grief to descend upon the land. However, an old sage has revealed that Goldhair is still alive, and will return only if the King finds the way back to the Christmas Star. Ever since, the King has been searching for the Christmas Star every Christmas, but all in vain.

Alice in Wonderland (2010)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 6.4)
Genrefantasy, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:48
CharactersKings, Brides, Cats
PlotMagic, Adventure, Wedding, Love, Mystery, Mystery, Hatred
PlacePortals to other worlds
StyleSpectacular, Atmospheric

Alice, an unpretentious and individual 19-year-old, is betrothed to a dunce of an English nobleman. At her engagement party, she escapes the crowd to consider whether to go through with the marriage and falls down a hole in the garden after spotting an unusual rabbit. Arriving in a strange and surreal place called 'Underland,' she finds herself in a world that resembles the nightmares she had as a child, filled with talking animals, villainous queens and knights, and frumious bandersnatches. Alice realizes that she is there for a reason – to conquer the horrific Jabberwocky and restore the rightful queen to her throne.

Hugo (2011)
Mark7.4 (imdb: 7.5)
Genredrama, adventure, family, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:06
CharactersFriends, Orphans
PlotMystery, Magic, Adventure
PlaceFrance, Paris

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.

Snow White and the Huntsman (2012)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 6.1)
Genreaction, fantasy, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:07
CharactersKings, Hunters, Witch
PlotLove, Magic, Adventure
PlaceForest, Castle

After the Evil Queen marries the King, she performs a violent coup in which the King is murdered and his daughter, Snow White, is taken captive. Almost a decade later, a grown Snow White is still in the clutches of the Queen. In order to obtain immortality, The Evil Queen needs the heart of Snow White. After Snow escapes the castle, the Queen sends the Huntsman to find her in the Dark Forest.

Frozen Fever (2015)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.9)
Genrefantasy, comedy, musical, adventure, family, cartoon, short
CountryUSA
Duration00:40
CharactersSisters, Princesses, Family
PlotMagic, Holidays, Adventure

On Anna's birthday, Elsa and Kristoff are determined to give her the best celebration ever, but Elsa's icy powers may put more than just the party at risk.

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I Kill Giants (2018)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.2)
Genrethriller, fantasy, drama
CountryBelgium, United Kingdom, USA, China
Duration02:10
CharactersWizards, Giants, Psychologists
PlaceSchool

Sophia, a new high school student, tries to make friends with Barbara, who tells her that “she kills giants,” protecting this way her hometown and its inhabitants, who do not understand her strange behavior.

The Last Knight (2017)
Mark5.6 (imdb: 6.5)
Genrefantasy, comedy, family
CountryRussia
Duration02:18
CharactersFriends
PlotTime travel, Love, Betrayal, Hiking trip, Adventure, Magic
PlaceRussia, Moscow

ivan is an ordinary guy who is transferred from modern Moscow to the fantasy world Belogorye. in this parallel universe where characters of russian fairy tales live, magic is an integral part of the daily life, and arguments are settled with the help of sword ght. Unexpectedly, ivan nds himself in the middle of the battle between the good and evil. He has to nd out why everyone thinks that he should play the main role in the occurring events...

The Snow Queen: Mirror Lands (2018)
Mark5.2 (imdb: 5.7)
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
Duration01:23
CharactersWizards, Kings, Troll
PlotAdventure
PlaceParallel worlds
StyleKind, For children, Touching, Cute, Soulful

A powerful king nearly lost his family due to the Snow Queen's evil deeds. He finds a way to ban all the magic from the world - all the possessors of magic powers are now trapped in Mirrorlands. The only one who can stop him and keep the fairy-tale in our world is Gerda - as her own biggest power is not magic but her faith in kindness and friendship. In Gerda's new adventures, she will be helped by trolls, pirates and even the Snow Queen herself.

Jim Button and Luke the Engine Driver (2018)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 6.2)
Genrefantasy, adventure, family
CountryGermany
Duration01:53
CharactersChildrens, Princesses, Family, Heroes
PlotAdventure, Magic
PlaceTrains
StyleFor children, Exciting

An orphan boy in search of his origin. A young princess held prisoner in deadly Dragon City. Jim and his friend Luke discovering mysterious lands on the quest of a lifetime.

My Little Pony: The Movie (2017)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, fantasy, comedy, drama, musical, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration02:28
CharactersWizards, Dragons, Sisters
PlotAdventure, Magic, Travel, Witchcraft

A new dark force threatens Ponyville, and the Mane 6 – Twilight Sparkle, Applejack, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie, Fluttershy and Rarity – embark on an unforgettable journey beyond Equestria where they meet new friends and exciting challenges on a quest to use the magic of friendship and save their home.

A Monster Calls (2016)
Mark10 (imdb: 7.5)
Genrefantasy, drama, cartoon
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Spain
Duration02:30
CharactersMonsters, Mothers, Pupils, Family
PlotLoneliness
PlaceSchool
StyleTouching

A boy imagines a monster that helps him deal with his difficult life and see the world in a different way.

Warcraft (2016)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 6.8)
Genreaction, fantasy, adventure
CountryUSA, China, Canada, Japan
Duration02:12
CharactersOrcs, Wizards, Fathers, Kings, Warriors
PlotMagic, War, Adventure
TimeFuture
StyleInteresting, By games, Popular

The peaceful realm of Azeroth stands on the brink of war as its civilization faces a fearsome race of invaders: orc warriors fleeing their dying home to colonize another. As a portal opens to connect the two worlds, one army faces destruction and the other faces extinction. From opposing sides, two heroes are set on a collision course that will decide the fate of their family, their people, and their home.

The Swan Princess: Princess Tomorrow, Pirate Today! (2016)
Mark3
Genrecomedy, musical, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA, India
CharactersParents, Kings, Friends
PlotAdventure, Travel, Dreams, Parenting
PlaceSea, Ships

With her parents away for the summer, fun-loving, young Princess Alise must spend her time with Queen Uberta, training to be the perfect, proper royal...But what she really wants is to become a swashbuckling pirate! Princess Alise sets sail with Lord Rogers, Jean-Bob the frog and Speed the turtle on a bold, high seas journey filled with amazing adventure, danger and discovery. After a shipwreck leaves the brave crew stranded on a wild, mysterious island, they meet Lucas, a young boy who has been living in seclusion. Now the faithful friends must work together to escape the island and the ferociously hungry creatures that dwell there.

Swiss Army Man (2016)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 7)
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, Sweden
Duration01:55
PlotSurvival
PlaceUninhabited island

Alone on a tiny deserted island, Hank has given up all hope of ever making it home again. But one day everything changes when a dead body washes ashore, and he soon realizes it may be his last opportunity to escape certain death. Armed with his new “friend” and an unusual bag of tricks, the duo go on an epic adventure to bring Hank back to the woman of his dreams.

The Last Airbender (2010)
Mark8 (imdb: 4.1)
Genreaction, fantasy, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:43
CharactersFamily, Heroes
PlotTime travel, War, Magic, Adventure, Fate
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.

The Princess and the Frog (2009)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 7.1)
Genrefantasy, melodrama, musical, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:37
CharactersAnimals, Frogs, Princesses, Family
PlotMagic, Adventure

A waitress, desperate to fulfill her dreams as a restaurant owner, is set on a journey to turn a frog prince back into a human being, but she has to face the same problem after she kisses him.

Shrek (2001)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 7.8)
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:30
CharactersGiants, Princesses, Wizards, Friends, Dragons
PlotAdventure, Love, Magic, Witchcraft, Hiking trip
PlaceForest, Castle
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleFor children

It ain't easy bein' green -- especially if you're a likable (albeit smelly) ogre named Shrek. On a mission to retrieve a gorgeous princess from the clutches of a fire-breathing dragon, Shrek teams up with an unlikely compatriot -- a wisecracking donkey.

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 6.9)
Genrefantasy, adventure, family
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:23
CharactersChildrens, Witch, Kings
PlotMagic
PlacePortals to other worlds, Parallel worlds
StyleAtmospheric

Siblings Lucy, Edmund, Susan and Peter step through a magical wardrobe and find the land of Narnia. There, the they discover a charming, once peaceful kingdom that has been plunged into eternal winter by the evil White Witch, Jadis. Aided by the wise and magnificent lion, Aslan, the children lead Narnia into a spectacular, climactic battle to be free of the Witch's glacial powers forever.

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.

Kiki's Delivery Service (1989)
Mark9.6 (imdb: 7.9)
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryJapan
Duration01:43
CharactersTeens, Witch, Wizards, Cats
PlotMagic, Superpowers, Everyday life, Adventure
PlaceSmall cities
StyleTouching

A young witch, on her mandatory year of independent life, finds fitting into a new community difficult while she supports herself by running an air courier service.

Excalibur (1981)
Mark10 (imdb: 7.4)
Genrefantasy, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:20
CharactersKnights, Kings, Witch
PlotLove, Magic, Adventure
PlaceEngland
TimeMiddle Ages

A surreal adaptation of Sir Thomas Malory's "Le Morte d'Arthur", chronicling Arthur Pendragon's conception, his rise to the throne, the search by his Knights of the Round Table for the Holy Grail, and ultimately his death.

The NeverEnding Story (1984)
Mark10 (imdb: 7.4)
Genrefantasy, drama, adventure, family
CountryWest Germany, USA
Duration01:34
CharactersDragons, Heroes
PlotAdventure
StyleAtmospheric

While hiding from bullies in his school's attic, a young boy discovers the extraordinary land of Fantasia, through a magical book called The Neverending Story. The book tells the tale of Atreyu, a young warrior who, with the help of a luck dragon named Falkor, must save Fantasia from the destruction of The Nothing.

Labyrinth (1986)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 7.4)
Genrefantasy, musical, adventure, family
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:41
CharactersKings, Heroes
PlaceLabyrinths
StyleGothic

Frustrated with babysitting on yet another weekend night, Sarah - a teenager with an active imagination - summons the Goblins from her favourite book, "Labyrinth", to take the baby stepbrother away. When little Toby actually disappears, Sarah must follow him into the world of the fairytale to rescue him from the Goblin King!

MirrorMask (2005)
Mark6.6 (imdb: 6.8)
Genrefantasy, drama, adventure, family
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:41
PlotAdventure
StyleAtmospheric, Exciting

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

Tideland (2005)
Mark6.4 (imdb: 6.5)
Genrefantasy, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, Canada
Duration02:02
CharactersParents, Family, Fathers, Orphans
StyleAtmospheric

Because of the actions of her irresponsible parents, a young girl is left alone on a decrepit country estate and survives inside her fantastic imagination.

The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 6.5)
Genrefantasy, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:36
CharactersTwins
PlotMagic, Adventure
StyleFor children, 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.

Inkheart (2008)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 6.1)
Genrefantasy, adventure, family
CountryGermany, United Kingdom, USA
Duration01:46
CharactersFamily
PlotAdventure

The adventures of a father and his young daughter, in their search for a long lost book that will help reunite a missing, close relative.

The Fall (2008)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 7.9)
Genrefantasy, comedy, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, India
Duration01:57
PlotDeath
StyleFancy

In a hospital on the outskirts of 1920s Los Angeles, an injured stuntman begins to tell a fellow patient, a little girl with a broken arm, a fantastic story about 5 mythical heroes. Thanks to his fractured state of mind and her vivid imagination, the line between fiction and reality starts to blur as the tale advances.

Bridge to Terabithia (2007)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 7.1)
Genrefantasy, drama, adventure, family
CountryUSA, New Zealand
Duration01:33
CharactersFriends, Teens
PlotAdventure
PlaceSchool
StyleBright, Vivid

Jesse Aarons trained all summer to become the fastest runner in school, so he's very upset when newcomer Leslie Burke outruns him and everyone else. Despite this and other differences, including that she's rich, he's poor, and she's a city girl, he's a country boy, the two become fast friends. Together, they create Terabithia, a land of monsters, trolls, ogres, and giants and rule as king and queen.

Stardust (2007)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 7.6)
Genrefantasy, melodrama, adventure, family
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Iceland
Duration02:07
CharactersWizards, Witch
PlotLove, Magic, Dreams, Adventure
PlaceVillage, England

In a countryside town bordering on a magical land, a young man makes a promise to his beloved that he'll retrieve a fallen star by venturing into the magical realm. His journey takes him into a world beyond his wildest dreams and reveals his true identity.

Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 8.2)
Genrefantasy, drama, military
CountrySpain, Mexico, USA
Duration01:58
CharactersWizards, Fairies
PlotWar
PlaceSpain, Mountains

Living with her tyrannical stepfather in a new home with her pregnant mother, 10-year-old Ofelia feels alone until she explores a decaying labyrinth guarded by a mysterious faun who claims to know her destiny. If she wishes to return to her real father, Ofelia must complete three terrifying tasks.

The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising (2007)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 4.8)
Genrethriller, fantasy, drama, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:39
CharactersWizards, Teens, Family, Brothers, Twins, Heroes
PlotAdventure, Magic, Moving, Time travel, Fate
TimeNew Year

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.

The Golden Compass (2007)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 6.1)
Genrefantasy, adventure, family
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:53
CharactersWitch, Monsters, Orphans
PlotTime travel, Magic, Adventure
PlaceParallel worlds

After overhearing a shocking secret, precocious orphan Lyra Belacqua trades her carefree existence roaming the halls of Jordan College for an otherworldly adventure in the far North, unaware that it's part of her destiny.

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