Movies like City of Ember

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City of Ember (2008)
 6.4
 65K
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, dark fantasy, futuristic, visually appealing, allegory, light, bad ending ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: post apocalypse, adventure, steampunk, survival, save the day, cave, uncover truth, puzzle, ancient mystery, dystopic future, mayor, underground, escapades, expedition, electricity, isolation, utopia, race against time, friendship, running, end of the world, engineer, tunnel, girl, mechanic ...
Time: future

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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, danger, chase, family, heroes and mentor mostly in Adventure, Family and Fantasy genres. Some movies like City of Ember: Tomorrowland (2015), Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015), The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008), The Golden Compass (2007), Waterworld (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.4
 181K
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, visually appealing, serious, feel good, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: adventure, utopia, young heroes, heroes, end of the world, androids and robots, alternate dimension, youth, obsessive quest, apocalypse, save the world, partners ...
Time: future, 60s, 2010s
Place: new york, houston texas, florida, paris france, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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, twists and turns, humorous, breathtaking, tense ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: fantasy world, expedition, adventurer, obsessive quest, dinosaur, cave, adventure, volcano, mysterious place, rescue, underground, natural disaster ...
Time: contemporary, prehistoric times, 19th century, 21st century, 2000s
Place: iceland, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Lemony Snicket's 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: exciting, atmospheric, semi serious, humorous, stylized ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: orphan, adventure, death in the family, dishonesty, children, inheritance, child in peril, young heroes, siblings relations, loss of mother, escapades, rescue ...
Time: 1940s
Place: peru
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Thomas and his fellow Gladers face their greatest challenge yet: searching for clues about the mysterious and powerful organization known as WCKD. Their journey takes them to the Scorch, a desolate landscape filled with unimaginable obstacles. ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, tense, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: post apocalypse, distopia, maze, adventure, survival, young heroes, immunity, confined, escape, infection, on the run, resistance ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: visually appealing, captivating, serious, epic, exciting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, obsessive quest, fantasy world, family, witch, dragon, good versus evil, king, wizards, prince, parallel universe, quest ...
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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, semi serious, stylized ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: superhuman powers, legends and myths, adventure, young heroes, heroes, greek mythology, best friends, demi god, half breed, monster, teenage life, mythology ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: las vegas, usa, empire state building manhattan new york city, big ben london, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: 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.
Style: fairy tale, semi serious, exciting, captivating, scary ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens, horror for children
Plot: fairy, magical creature, fantasy world, family relations, magical, adventure, siblings relations, estate, twins, family, imaginary kingdom, magic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new england, usa
⇓ 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, suspenseful, serious, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: fantasy world, journey, adventure, magical, orphan, parallel world, adventurer, wizards, witch, chosen one, alternate reality, experiment ...
Place: england, oxford university, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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, touching, twists and turns, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, kids, pre-teens, family outing, girls' night
Plot: friendship, fantasy world, wizards and magicians, chosen one, magic, school, supernatural ability, magical, witch, good versus evil, wizards, adventure ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1992, year 1991, year 1981 ...
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: serious, exciting, captivating, entertaining
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: adventure, adventurer, youth, chase, life turned upside down, family in danger, missing person, teenage life, young heroes, escapades, steampunk, secret place ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1880s
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, stylized, suspenseful, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: adventure, jungle, fantasy world, lost city, island, atlantis, expedition, legends and myths, gold, rescue, escapades, mission ...
Time: 19th century, 2010s
Place: hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.2
 193K
Waterworld (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 177 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, futuristic, serious, stylized, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: survival, post apocalypse, apocalypse, adventure, rescue, ocean, dystopic future, future dystopia, sailing, sailboat, water, escapades ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.4
 273K
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, psychotronic, semi serious, scenic, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: jungle, orphan, animals, talking animals, disney, wolf, feral child, tiger, escapades, adventure, animal life, journey ...
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 77K
Inkheart (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany, UK, USA, Italy
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, dark fantasy, exciting, serious, tense ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens, horror for children
Plot: adventurer, adventure, wizards, fictional reality, family, young heroes, parents and children, family relations, writers, fantasy becomes reality, disappearance, father daughter relationship ...
Time: middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.0
 336K
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, light, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, teens, pre-teens, kids, horror for children
Plot: fantasy world, jungle, adventure, board game, mischievous children, parallel world, childhood, family, magic, getting home, disappearance, young heroes ...
Time: 90s, 19th century, 20th century, 60s, 1860s ...
Place: usa, new hampshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: exciting, semi serious, humorous, intense, futuristic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens, horror for children
Plot: space travel, board game, outer space, adventure, family, when the parents are away, astronaut, getting home, stranded, robot, youth, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.0
 35K
Nim's Island (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, 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, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: island, young heroes, little girl, family relations, adventure, exotic island, sea lion, rescue, agoraphobia, cruise, poacher, isolation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, indonesia, singapore, patagonia, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: semi serious, humorous, exciting, captivating, sincere ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: rescue, friendship, battles, magic, good versus evil, spacecraft, bravery, save the world, adventure, family, space and aliens, siblings relations ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
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, stylized, epic, semi serious, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: mythology, young heroes, superhuman powers, fantasy world, demi god, heroic mission, legends and myths, adventure, imaginary kingdom, friendship, sword, artifact ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.7
 44K
Chaos Walking (2021)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada, Hong Kong, Luxembourg
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Two unlikely companions embark on a perilous adventure through the badlands of an unexplored planet as they try to escape a dangerous and disorienting reality, where all inner thoughts are seen and heard by everyone.
Style: unusual plot structure, captivating, enigmatic, psychotronic, thought provoking ...
Plot: post apocalypse, wilderness, distopia, mind reading, fantasy world, adventure, attempted escape, distant planet, surrealism, outer space, space colony, swamp ...
Time: 23rd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Dark Crystal (1982)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
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: dark fantasy, serious, exciting, light, stylized ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: fantasy world, puppetry, good versus evil, race against time, adventure, mission, crystal, escapades, imaginary kingdom, heroic mission, wizards, puppet ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.1
 115K
Treasure Planet (2002)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When space galleon cabin boy Jim Hawkins discovers a map to an intergalactic "loot of a thousand worlds," a cyborg cook named John Silver teaches him to battle supernovas and space storms. But, soon, Jim realizes Silver is a pirate intent ...
Style: exciting, fairy tale, semi serious, futuristic, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: pirate, steampunk, adventure, treasure hunt, outer space, alien, treasure, space travel, adventurer, androids and robots, disney, spacecraft ...
Time: future, distant future, 18th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: exciting, semi serious, atmospheric, entertaining, futuristic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: teleportation, alien, benign alien, adventure, ufo, supernatural ability, children, young heroes, spacecraft, taxi driver, bounty hunter, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: usa, nevada, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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: boy dog relationship, wilderness, survival, adventure, pets, friendship, dog, youth, young heroes, teenage life, parents and children, child in peril ...
Place: canada, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.7
 15K
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, boys' night, family outing, 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, 60s, future
Place: alabama, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: serious, realistic, exciting, captivating
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: adventure, adventurer, teenage life, treasure hunt, uninhibited rivalry, parents and children, escapades, young heroes, heroes, child protagonist, magic, island ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Inventor Flint Lockwood creates a machine that makes clouds rain food, enabling the down-and-out citizens of Chewandswallow to feed themselves. But when the falling food reaches gargantuan proportions, Flint must scramble to avert disaster. Can he ...
Style: humorous, feel good, funny, light, colourful ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, inventor, food, save the world, parents and children, weatherman, technology gone awry, mad scientist, family, goofy hero, social misfits, save the day ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2009
Place: new york, egypt, london, china, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, pre-teens, family outing, teens
Plot: adventure, pirate, treasure hunt, ship, family, survival, missing person, rescue, heroic mission, race against time, young heroes, adventurer ...
Time: 60s, 1850s, victorian era, 19th century
Place: australia, south america, new zealand, latin america, melbourne australia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.6
 101K
Home (2015)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When Earth is taken over by the overly-confident Boov, an alien race in search of a new place to call home, all humans are promptly relocated, while all Boov get busy reorganizing the planet. But when one resourceful girl, Tip, manages to avoid ...
Style: light, exciting, emotional, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night
Plot: adventure, friendship, benign alien, alien, family, save the world, odd couple, escapades, disney, alien invasion, culture clash, space and aliens ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: usa, australia, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: serious, atmospheric, stylized, suspense
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: island, rescue, adventurer, wilderness, viking, ancient mystery, archaeologist, missing child, adventure, escapades, survival, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century, 90s
Place: london, iceland, france, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%