Movies like City of Ember

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City of Ember (2008)
 6.5
 61K
City of Ember (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: For generations, the people of the City of Ember have flourished in an amazing world of glittering lights. But Ember's once powerful generator is failing and the great lamps that illuminate the city are starting to flicker. Now, two teenagers, in a race against time, must search Ember for clues that will unlock the ancient mystery of the city's existence, before the the lights go out forever.
Style: exciting, serious, suspense, stylized, futuristic, visually appealing, allegory, whimsical, light, bad ending ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: post apocalypse, adventure, ancient mystery, steampunk, danger, puzzle, survival, uncover truth, cave, mayor, save the day, isolation, race against time, underground, electricity, escapades, expedition, end of the world, box, code, chases and races, dystopic future, distopia, book, chase ...
Time: future

Most similar movies to City of Ember

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, entertaining, humorous and visually appealing films with plots about adventure, escapades, heroes, family, danger, chase and storytelling mostly in Adventure, Family and Fantasy genres. Some movies like City of Ember: Tomorrowland (2015), A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004), Inkheart (2008), Zathura: A Space Adventure (2005), Race to Witch Mountain (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: On a quest to find out what happened to his missing brother, a scientist, his nephew and their mountain guide discover a fantastic and dangerous lost world in the center of the earth.
Style: exciting, humorous, entertaining, twists and turns, tense ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: fantasy world, dinosaur, expedition, adventurer, volcano, adventure, cave, obsessive quest, danger, natural disaster, research, mysterious place ...
Time: contemporary, 19th century, prehistoric times, prehistoric, 21st century
Place: iceland, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 168K
Tomorrowland (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Spain, France, Canada, UK
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Bound by a shared destiny, a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor jaded by disillusionment embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and ...
Style: exciting, serious, feel good, captivating, thought provoking ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: adventure, utopia, end of the world, young heroes, save the world, youth, heroes, apocalypse, androids and robots, obsessive quest, destiny, imaginary ...
Time: future, 60s, 1960s, 2010s
Place: florida, new york, paris france, houston texas, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: 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.
Style: exciting, captivating, serious, entertaining, visually appealing ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, witch, good versus evil, prince, dragon, wizards, family, obsessive quest, ship, heroes, fantasy world, adventurer ...
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Three wealthy children's parents are killed in a fire. When they are sent to a distant relative, they find out that he is plotting to kill them and seize their fortune. This movie is extremely alarming, an expression which here means "a ...
Style: offbeat, exciting, semi serious, humorous, atmospheric ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: orphan, adventure, inheritance, loss of parent, attempted murder, death in the family, dishonesty, siblings relations, children, boat, death of parent, danger ...
Time: 1940s
Place: peru
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Accident prone teenager, Percy discovers he's actually a demi-God, the son of Poseidon, and he is needed when Zeus' lightning is stolen. Percy must master his new found skills in order to prevent a war between the Gods that could devastate ...
Style: exciting, epic, humorous, stylized, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: superhuman powers, adventure, legends and myths, young heroes, best friends, danger, parents and children, good versus evil, heroes, greek mythology, escapades, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.1
 72K
Inkheart (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany, UK, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: 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.
Style: touching, exciting, fairy tale, stylized, tense ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, horror for children, teens
Plot: adventure, adventurer, imaginary, book, fictional reality, parents and children, family, young heroes, disappearance, real world, wizards, eavesdropping ...
Time: middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Zathura: A Space Adventure (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: After their father is called into work, two young boys, Walter and Danny, are left in the care of their teenage sister, Lisa, and told they must stay inside. Walter and Danny, who anticipate a boring day, are shocked when they begin playing Zathura, ...
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, intense, suspenseful ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens, horror for children
Plot: space travel, board game, adventure, getting home, outer space, astronaut, when the parents are away, reconciliation, family, disorder, escapades, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Race to Witch Mountain (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A taxi driver gets more than he bargained for when he picks up two teen runaways. Not only does the pair possess supernatural powers, but they're also trying desperately to escape people who have made them their targets.
Style: semi serious, exciting, atmospheric, entertaining, futuristic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: adventure, alien, benign alien, ufo, young heroes, spacecraft, teleportation, taxi driver, supernatural ability, laser, escapades, bounty hunter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: usa, nevada, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Carmen's caught in a virtual reality game designed by the Kids' new nemesis, the Toymaker. It's up to Juni to save his sister, and ultimately the world.
Style: humorous, semi serious, stylized, exciting, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, boys' night, pre-teens, teens
Plot: child spy, child hero, rescue, adventure, mission, family, video game, secret agents, escapades, save the world, heroic mission, save the day ...
Time: 2000s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 33K
Nim's Island (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A young girl inhabits an isolated island with her scientist father and communicates with a reclusive author of the novel she's reading.
Style: exciting, feel good, captivating, scenic, colourful ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: young heroes, island, isolation, exotic island, adventure, danger, family, rescue, family relations, agoraphobia, cruise, poacher ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, indonesia, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 7.4
 252K
The Jungle Book (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: 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.
Style: serious, scenic, entertaining, semi serious, intense ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: orphan, jungle, disney, dangerous animal, wolf, adventure, friendship, animals, good versus evil, wolf pack, feral child, talking animals ...
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Golden Compass (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: 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.
Style: epic, stylized, serious, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: fantasy world, adventure, orphan, parallel world, magical, witch, imaginary, journey, kidnapping, experiment, wizards, chosen one ...
Place: england, oxford university, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.0
 294K
Jumanji (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When siblings Judy and Peter discover an enchanted board game that opens the door to a magical world, they unwittingly invite Alan -- an adult who's been trapped inside the game for 26 years -- into their living room. Alan's only hope for ...
Style: exciting, entertaining, humorous, offbeat, light ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing, teens, horror for children
Plot: adventure, jungle, mischievous children, fantasy world, getting home, childhood, disappearance, parallel world, young heroes, danger, time travel, board game ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 19th century, 60s, year 1969 ...
Place: usa, new hampshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Ewok Adventure (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The Towani family civilian shuttlecraft crashes on the forest moon of Endor. The four Towani's are separated. Jermitt and Catarine, the mother and father are captured by the giant Gorax, and Mace and Cindel, the son and daughter, are missing ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting, captivating, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, teens, pre-teens, kids
Plot: rescue, friendship, battles, space wars, magic, good versus evil, spacecraft, bravery, save the world, imaginary kingdom, family, adventure ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In their quest to confront the ultimate evil, Percy and his friends battle swarms of mythical creatures to find the mythical Golden Fleece and to stop an ancient evil from rising.
Style: exciting, epic, semi serious, stylized, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, kids, pre-teens, family outing, girls' night
Plot: mythology, superhuman powers, young heroes, adventure, fantasy world, artifact, imaginary kingdom, friendship, imaginary, legends and myths, demi god, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Lost Medallion: The Adventures of Billy Stone (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Thailand
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A man who stops into a foster home to drop off some donations soon tells the kids a story about two teenage friends who uncover a long-lost medallion that transports them back in time.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, captivating
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: adventure, treasure hunt, adventurer, teenage life, danger, uninhibited rivalry, heroes, parents and children, escapades, young heroes, island, child protagonist ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Sean Anderson partners with his mom's boyfriend on a mission to find his grandfather, who is thought to be missing on a mythical island.
Style: semi serious, exciting, suspenseful, entertaining, scenic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: adventure, island, fantasy world, rescue, escapades, jungle, mission, dinosaur, gold, hurricane, giant, lost city ...
Time: 19th century
Place: hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Dark Crystal (1982)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: On another planet in the distant past, a Gelfling embarks on a quest to find the missing shard of a magical crystal and restore order to his world, before the grotesque race of Skeksis find and use the crystal for evil.
Style: serious, exciting, light, stylized, cult film ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: fantasy world, dark fantasy, puppetry, good versus evil, race against time, adventure, mission, crystal, wizards, parallel universe, imaginary, escapades ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Movie in collections
Far from Home: The Adventures of Yellow Dog (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Teenager Angus adopts a stray dog and names him Yellow. Several days later, while travelling along the coast of British Columbia with Angus's father, John, the boy and dog become stranded when turbulent waters capsize their boat. Angus's ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, exciting, serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: survival, wilderness, pets, rescue, adventure, friendship, dog, teenage life, youth, danger, young heroes, parents and children ...
Place: canada, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Island at the Top of the World (1974)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A Victorian gentleman hopes to find his long-lost son, who vanished whilst searching for a mysterious Viking community in a volcanic valley somewhere in uncharted Arctic regions. The gentleman puts together an expedition team to go on the search, ...
Style: stylized, serious, atmospheric, suspense
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: island, danger, rescue, wilderness, adventurer, viking, arctic, ancient mystery, missing child, archaeologist, killer whale, heroes ...
Time: 1900s, 19th century, 90s
Place: london, france, iceland, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Mysterious Island (1961)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: During the US Civil War, Union POWs escape in a balloon and end up stranded on a South Pacific island, inhabited by giant plants and animals. They must use their ingenuity to survive the dangers, and to devise a way to return home. Sequel to ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, intense, suspense, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: survival, island, castaway, american civil war, dangerous animal, adventure, stranded, escape, daring rescue, race against time, isolation, danger ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 1950s, 50s
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.2
 174K
Waterworld (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: In a futuristic world where the polar ice caps have melted and made Earth a liquid planet, a beautiful barmaid rescues a mutant seafarer from a floating island prison. They escape, along with her young charge, Enola, and sail off aboard his ship. ...
Style: exciting, serious, futuristic, stylized, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, adventure, survival, post apocalypse, ocean, dystopic future, post apocalyptic, rescue, future dystopia, water, sailing, ocean or sea ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
In Search of the Castaways (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In Search of the Castaways is a 1962 Walt Disney Productions feature film starring Hayley Mills and Maurice Chevalier in a tale about a worldwide search for a shipwrecked sea captain. The film was directed by Robert Stevenson from a screenplay by ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, scenic, entertaining, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: adventure, pirate, missing person, treasure hunt, ship, family, survival, rescue, heroic mission, friendship, race against time, adventurer ...
Time: 60s, 1850s, victorian era, 19th century
Place: australia, south america, new zealand, latin america, glasgow scotland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 5.7
 13K
SpaceCamp (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Andie Bergstrom, an astronaut eagerly awaiting her first trip to space, runs a summer camp for teenagers with her NASA-employed husband, Zach. One night during an engine test, Andie and four teenage campers are accidentally shot into space. ...
Style: semi serious, intense, inspirational, entertaining, melancholic ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, boys' night, pre-teens ...
Plot: nasa, space travel, space program, astronaut, trapped in space, adventure, space shuttle, survival, rescue, race against time, outer space, space opera ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: alabama, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.4
 119K
Labyrinth (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: 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, ...
Style: gothic, fairy tale, offbeat, humorous, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: rescue, good versus evil, fantasy world, adventure, hopes, danger, beast, heroes, puppet, surrealism, friendship, maze ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Super Mario Bros. (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA, Japan, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Mario and Luigi, plumbers from Brooklyn, find themselves in an alternate universe where evolved dinosaurs live in hi-tech squalor. They're the only hope to save our universe from invasion by the dino dictator, Koopa.
Style: humorous, semi serious, entertaining, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: adventure, save the world, rescue, good versus evil, heroic mission, family, heroes, escapades, parallel world, save the princess, computer game, transformation ...
Time: 90s, future, 1990s, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Water Horse (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: New Zealand, UK, Australia
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A lonely boy discovers a mysterious egg that hatches a sea creature of Scottish legend.
Style: emotional, entertaining, twists and turns, scenic, exciting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: sea monster, adventure, world war two, young heroes, friendship, underwater, child protagonist, rescue from drowning, egg, boat, boat accident, kids and family ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: scotland, europe, scottish highlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, Spain, Belgium
Duration: 100 min.
Story: 17-year-old Mariah Mundi's life is turned upside down when his parents vanish and his younger brother is kidnapped. Following a trail of clues to the darkly majestic Prince Regent Hotel, Mariah discovers a hidden realm of child-stealing ...
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, entertaining
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: life turned upside down, adventure, adventurer, steampunk, family in danger, missing person, young heroes, escapades, teenage life, youth, chase, supernatural ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1880s
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Fantastic Voyage (1966)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The science of miniaturization has been unlocked, and the army has big plans. But when a scientist carrying the secret of the process is injured in a surprise attack, a life-threatening blood clot puts him into a coma. Now, a team of adventurers ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, coma, double agent, laser, rescue, assassination attempt, doctor, military, miniaturization, danger, chases and races, space and aliens ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 152 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: exciting, fairy tale, twists and turns, touching, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, kids, family outing, girls' night
Plot: witch, wizards and magicians, good versus evil, chosen one, adventure, friendship, fantasy world, supernatural ability, wizards, magical, magic, school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1991, year 1992, 90s ...
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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