Movies like Coraline

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Coraline (2009)
 7.7
 171K
Coraline (2009)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When Coraline moves to an old house, she feels bored and neglected by her parents. She finds a hidden door with a bricked up passage. During the night, she crosses the passage and finds a parallel world where everybody has buttons instead of eyes, with caring parents and all her dreams coming true. When the Other Mother invites Coraline to stay in her world forever, the girl refuses and finds that the alternate reality where she is trapped is only a trick to lure her.
Style: gothic, surreal, scary, dark, stylized, bleak, colourful, exciting, offbeat, suspenseful ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: parallel world, adventure, parents and children, danger, family, save the day, young heroes, neighbor, estate, family relations, dream, rescue, children, circus, dark fantasy, heroine, loneliness, imagination, imaginary, distopia, secret place, alone in the world, magic, dreams, monster ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oregon, usa, texas, michigan

Most similar movies to Coraline

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out fairy tale, melancholic, stylized and clever films with plots about storytelling, childhood, mentor, transformation, dialogue, family and imaginary mostly in Fantasy, Animation and Family genres. Some movies like Coraline: Spirited Away (2001), ParaNorman (2012), The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993), The Boxtrolls (2014), Corpse Bride (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.6
 546K
Spirited Away (2001)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A young girl, Chihiro, becomes trapped in a strange new world of spirits. When her parents undergo a mysterious transformation, she must call upon the courage she never knew she had to free her family.
Style: atmospheric, surreal, offbeat, stylized, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: ghost, parallel world, supernatural, adventure, fantasy world, imaginary, witch, curses spells and rituals, friendship, rescue, family, magic ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 86K
ParaNorman (2012)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In the town of Blithe Hollow, Norman Babcock is a boy who can speak to the dead, but no one besides his eccentric new friend, Neil, believes his ability is real. One day, Norman's estranged eccentric uncle tells him of an important annual ...
Style: gothic, semi serious, puppet animation, macabre, dark humor ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: ghost, small town, witch, supernatural, save the day, young heroes, zombie, chosen one, supernatural ability, school, family, friendship ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Tired of scaring humans every October 31 with the same old bag of tricks, Jack Skellington, the spindly king of Halloween Town, kidnaps Santa Claus and plans to deliver shrunken heads and other ghoulish gifts to children on Christmas morning. But as ...
Style: gothic, offbeat, colourful, stylized, dark ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: christmas, halloween, imaginary kingdom, holiday, skeleton, dreams, friends, magic, good versus evil, fish out of water, save the day, dark fantasy ...
Time: 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 6.8
 50K
The Boxtrolls (2014)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An orphaned boy raised by underground creatures called Boxtrolls comes up from the sewers and out of his box to save his family and the town from the evil exterminator, Archibald Snatcher.
Style: humorous, feel good, exciting, colourful, atmospheric ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: fantasy world, good versus evil, family, adventure, friendship, young heroes, escapades, fish out of water, danger, disorder, prejudice, steampunk ...
Time: victorian
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.4
 221K
Corpse Bride (2005)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Set in a 19th-century european village, this stop-motion animation feature follows the story of Victor, a young man whisked away to the underworld and wed to a mysterious corpse bride, while his real bride Victoria waits bereft in the land of the ...
Style: gothic, melancholic, stylized, offbeat, captivating ...
Audience: date night, preschoolers
Plot: afterlife, corpse, supernatural, dark fantasy, shyness, tombs and skeletons, romance, marriage, fiance fiancee relationship, loneliness, revenge, life & death ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
James and the Giant Peach (1996)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: When the young orphan boy James spills a magic bag of crocodile tongues, he finds himself in possession of a giant peach that flies him away to strange lands.
Style: surreal, stylized, semi serious, humorous, touching ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: magic, aunt, adventure, orphan, family, friendship, ocean or sea, young heroes, garden, wish come true, animal life, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 88K
Frankenweenie (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When a car hits young Victor's pet dog Sparky, Victor decides to bring him back to life the only way he knows how. But when the bolt-necked "monster" wreaks havoc and terror in the hearts of Victor's neighbors, he has to convince ...
Style: humorous, scary, gothic, stylized, macabre ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: dog, reincarnation, experiment, afterlife, supernatural, monster, back from the dead, pets, experiment gone awry, animal death, family relations, parents and children ...
Time: 1930s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 125K
9 (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: When 9 first comes to life, he finds himself in a post-apocalyptic world. All humans are gone, and it is only by chance that he discovers a small community of others like him taking refuge from fearsome machines that roam the earth intent on their ...
Style: surreal, bleak, suspenseful, futuristic, serious ...
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: vestiges of humanity, steampunk, man versus machine, survival, parallel world, resistance, fate of humanity, friendship, objects come to life, technology gone awry, post apocalyptic, adventure ...
Time: future, 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Belgium
Duration: 127 min.
Story: 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.
Style: exciting, gothic, atmospheric, stylized, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens
Plot: orphan, time travel, adventure, boarding school life, riddles and clues, imaginary, destiny, youth, fantasy world, monster, invisibility, time loop ...
Time: 1940s, year 1943
Place: england, wales, europe, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 6.4
 89K
The Lorax (2012)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA, France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A 12-year-old boy searches for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams. To find it he must discover the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world.
Style: feel good, colourful, light, entertaining, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, kids
Plot: family, obsessive quest, tree, friendship, environmentalism, adventure, young heroes, childhood, danger, talking animals, deforestation, happy ending ...
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart (2013)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In Scotland 1874, Jack is born on the coldest day ever. Because of the extreme cold, his heart stops beating. The responsible midwife in Edinburgh finds a way to save him by replacing his heart with a clock. So he lives and remains under the ...
Style: exciting, offbeat, serious, stylized, gothic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: love and romance, true love, heroes, adventure, obsessive quest, escapades, youth, love, romance, young heroes, cinema, song ...
Time: 19th century
Place: europe, edinburgh scotland, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Germany
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, humorous, semi serious, stylized, dark humor ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: orphan, inheritance, adventure, danger, dishonesty, escapades, death in the family, child abuse, attempted murder, murder, loss of parent, young heroes ...
Time: 1940s
Place: peru
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 565K
Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, War
Country: Spain, Mexico, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, gothic, serious, fairy tale ...
Plot: fairy, young heroes, monster, good versus evil, legends and myths, imaginary, imaginary kingdom, violence, fascism, creature, in the woods, death ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
Kiki's Delivery Service (1989)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: 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.
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, colourful, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: witch, supernatural ability, self discovery, wizards and magicians, adventure, cat, young heroes, friendship, friends, coming of age, bicycle accident, bakery ...
Place: europe, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
My Neighbor Totoro (1988)
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Two sisters move to the country with their father in order to be closer to their hospitalized mother, and discover the surrounding trees are inhabited by Totoros, magical spirits of the forest. When the youngest runs away from home, the older sister ...
Style: touching, feel good, offbeat, fairy tale, atmospheric ...
Audience: preschoolers, family outing, kids
Plot: teaching the ways of the world, legends and myths, friendship, adventure, siblings relations, imaginary, supernatural, parents and children, young heroes, sister sister relationship, supernatural ability, hospital ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
How to Train Your Dragon (2010)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: As the son of a Viking leader on the cusp of manhood, shy Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III faces a rite of passage: he must kill a dragon to prove his warrior mettle. But after downing a feared dragon, he realizes that he no longer wants to destroy it, ...
Style: exciting, feel good, humorous, touching, atmospheric ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, dragon, adventure, family, vikings, imaginary kingdom, training, imaginary, journey, warrior, animal training, teamwork ...
Place: scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole (2010)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Soren, a young barn owl, is kidnapped by owls of St. Aggie's, ostensibly an orphanage, where owlets are brainwashed into becoming soldiers. He and his new friends escape to the island of Ga'Hoole, to assist its noble, wise owls who fight ...
Style: captivating, exciting, stylized, scenic, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: imaginary kingdom, good versus evil, adventure, family, in the woods, heroic mission, birds, owl, heroes, talking animals, imaginary, animal life ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, 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: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: inventions and discoveries, technology gone awry, adventure, food, mad scientist, parents and children, family, social misfits, small town, goofy hero, disorder, save the day ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2009, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Rise of the Guardians (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When an evil spirit known as Pitch lays down the gauntlet to take over the world, the immortal Guardians must join forces for the first time to protect the hopes, beliefs and imagination of children all over the world.
Style: exciting, touching, fairy tale, colourful, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: adventure, good versus evil, fairy, legends and myths, belief, holiday, protector, dreams, imaginary, heroes, save the world, heroic mission ...
Place: saint petersburg
⇓ similarity ⇓
16%
Princess Mononoke (1997)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Ashitaka, a prince of the disappearing Ainu tribe, is cursed by a demonized boar god and must journey to the west to find a cure. Along the way, he encounters San, a young human woman fighting to protect the forest, and Lady Eboshi, who is trying to ...
Style: exciting, captivating, stylized, emotional, atmospheric ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: adventure, master warrior, curses spells and rituals, princess, heroic mission, danger, in the woods, demon, wolf, feral child, heroes, friendship ...
Time: middle ages, 15th century, 16th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.7
 95K
Epic (2013)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A teenager finds herself transported to a deep forest setting where a battle between the forces of good and the forces of evil is taking place. She bands together with a rag-tag group characters in order to save their world -- and ours.
Style: exciting, humorous, feel good, semi serious, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: good versus evil, imaginary kingdom, adventure, in the woods, imaginary, friendship, queen, teenage life, save the kingdom, protector, birds, family ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Arthur and the Invisibles (2006)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Arthur is a spirited ten-year old whose parents are away looking for work, whose eccentric grandfather has been missing for several years, and who lives with his grandmother in a country house that, in two days, will be repossessed, torn down, and ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, exciting, humorous, stylized ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, teens
Plot: family, fantasy world, fairy, young heroes, friendship, disappearance, imaginary, treasure, princess, rescue, good versus evil, adventure ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: dungeon, connecticut, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning (2008)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Follow Ariel's adventures before she gave up her fins for true love. When Ariel wasn't singing with her sisters, she spent time with her mother, Queen Athena. Ariel is devastated when Athena is kidnapped by pirates, and after King Triton ...
Style: captivating, humorous, colourful, sweet, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, kids, chick flick
Plot: imaginary kingdom, mermaid, good versus evil, young heroes, underwater, adventure, family, follow your dream, princess, rivalry, ocean or sea, escapades ...
Time: 1830s, 1820s, 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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The Polar Express (2004)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe.
Style: stylized, semi serious, feel good, touching, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, adventure, snow, santa claus, ticket, nerd, beard, gift, bell, north pole, faith, family ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Arthur 3: The War of the Two Worlds (2010)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Maltazard, the Evil M, is now 7 feet tall and evolving among the humans, causing terror wherever he goes. His goal is simple: forming an army of giant henchmen and ruling over the universe. Meanwhile, Arthur is still a Minimoy, and thus in a state ...
Style: exciting, feel good, humorous, light, tense ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: adventure, young heroes, friendship, heroic mission, rescue, escapades, family relations, disorder, imaginary kingdom, good versus evil, danger, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: europe, france, mcdonald's restaurant
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch (2005)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 68 min.
Story: Now, we find the rowdy extraterrestrial getting used to life with his new ohana. However, a malfunction in the ultimate creation of Dr. Jumba soon emerges, which reinstates his destructive programming and threatens to both ruin his friendship with ...
Style: feel good, humorous, not serious, touching, captivating
Audience: preschoolers, pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: good versus evil, family, benign alien, friendship, adventure, danger, heroes, rivalry, space and aliens, pet, adoption, fish out of water ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Little Mermaid 2: Return to the Sea (2000)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA, Canada, Australia, Taiwan
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Set several years after the first film, Ariel and Prince Eric are happily married with a daughter, Melody. In order to protect Melody from the Sea Witch, Morgana, they have not told her about her mermaid heritage. Melody is curious and ventures into ...
Style: fairy tale, semi serious, humorous, touching, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids, teens, chick flick
Plot: mermaid, imaginary kingdom, young heroes, good versus evil, coming of age, danger, adventure, wish come true, ocean or sea, family, parents and children, dream ...
Time: 1830s, 19th century, 1850s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.6
 132K
Puss in Boots (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Long before he even met Shrek, the notorious fighter, lover and outlaw Puss in Boots becomes a hero when he sets off on an adventure with the tough and street smart Kitty Softpaws and the mastermind Humpty Dumpty to save his town. This is the true ...
Style: fairy tale, humorous, exciting, light, not serious ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: adventure, imaginary kingdom, cat, talking cat, friendship, save the day, escapades, good versus evil, talking animals, treasure hunt, magic, happy ending ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Horton Hears a Who! (2008)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: One day, Horton the elephant hears a cry from help coming from a speck of dust. Even though he can't see anyone on the speck, he decides to help it. As it turns out, the speck of dust is home to the Whos, who live in their city of Whoville. ...
Style: humorous, feel good, colourful, funny, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, toddlers
Plot: jungle, rescue, adventure, elephant, friendship, family, fantasy world, determination, goofy hero, save the day, danger, talking animals ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 4.7
 16K
Monkeybone (2001)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After a car crash sends repressed cartoonist Stu Miley (Fraser) into a coma, he and the mischievous Monkeybone, his hilariously horny alter-ego, wake up in a wacked-out waystation for lost souls. When Monkeybone takes over Stu's body and ...
Style: surreal, humorous, not serious, stylized, offbeat ...
Audience: date night, family outing, teens
Plot: parallel world, hospital, organ donation, imaginary, disorder, goofy hero, hidden identity, celebrity culture, destiny, reincarnation, danger, escapades ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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