Movies like Coraline

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Coraline (2009)
 7.7
 199K
Coraline (2009)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, 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: surreal, gothic, scary, dark, offbeat, stylized, bleak, suspenseful, exciting, serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, horror for children
Plot: dark fantasy, parallel world, weirdo, family, adventure, alternate reality, monster, danger, heroine, rescue, secret place, family relations, children, imaginary, save the day, young heroes, talking animals, parents and children, dreams, loneliness, neighbor, old mansion, clue, imagination, cat ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oregon, usa, michigan, texas

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Most similar movies to Coraline

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out fairy tale, stylized, weird and whimsical films with plots about storytelling, adventure, fantasy world, runaway, transformation, imagination and family mostly in Family, Fantasy and Animation genres. Some movies like Coraline: The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993), Corpse Bride (2005), ParaNorman (2012), Monster House (2006), The Boxtrolls (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, dark, surreal, stylized, atmospheric ...
Audience: horror for children, kids, family outing
Plot: halloween, dark fantasy, christmas, imaginary kingdom, imaginary, holiday, goth, fish out of water, good versus evil, objects come to life, loneliness, monster ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
 7.3
 246K
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, captivating, melancholic, offbeat, stylized ...
Audience: horror for children, date night, preschoolers
Plot: dark fantasy, corpse, afterlife, romance, supernatural, marriage, supernatural romance, shyness, loneliness, wedding, fall in love, disagreement ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.0
 95K
ParaNorman (2012)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
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, humorous, stylized, scary ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, horror for children
Plot: ghost, supernatural ability, small town, dark fantasy, supernatural, zombie, witch, medium, best friends, heroes, danger, imaginary ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 102K
Monster House (2006)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Monsters under the bed are scary enough, but what happens when an entire house is out to get you? Three teens aim to find out when they go up against a decrepit neighboring home and unlock its frightening secrets.
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, dark, scary, humorous ...
Audience: horror for children, kids, family outing, preschoolers, teens
Plot: halloween, haunted house, computer animation, children, neighbor, ghost, family, suburbs, friendship, supernatural, disorder, child ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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 6.8
 54K
The Boxtrolls (2014)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK
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: exciting, feel good, humorous, colourful, atmospheric ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, fantasy world, good versus evil, friendship, family, young heroes, steampunk, prejudice, fish out of water, danger, escapades, disorder ...
Time: victorian, victorian era
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
 6.9
 99K
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: gothic, scary, macabre, humorous, stylized ...
Audience: horror for children, family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: dog, experiment, afterlife, reincarnation, supernatural, monster, pets, back from the dead, animal death, loss of loved one, suburbs, frankenstein ...
Time: 1930s
Place: usa, netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
96%
 8.9
 74K
Gravity Falls (2012)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Argentina, Australia, UK, Mexico, Spain
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Twin brother and sister Dipper and Mabel Pines are in for an unexpected adventure when they spend the summer helping their great uncle Stan run a tourist trap in the mysterious town of Gravity Falls, Oregon.
Style: exciting, offbeat, captivating, not serious, humorous ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, horror for children
Plot: supernatural, small town, friendship, twins, monster, imaginary, adventure, family relations, youth, mysterious place, siblings relations, small town life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: oregon, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart (2013)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, 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, gothic, atmospheric, stylized, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: true love, love and romance, adventure, obsessive quest, heroes, escapades, romance, young heroes, imaginary, youth, loneliness, love ...
Time: 19th century
Place: europe, edinburgh scotland, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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 8.6
 656K
Spirited Away (2001)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Japan, USA
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: surreal, atmospheric, stylized, offbeat, colourful ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: parallel world, fantasy world, witch, ghost, imaginary, adventure, dragon, friendship, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, rescue, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, feel good, humorous, touching, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: magic, orphan, giant, surrealism, adventure, aunt, friendship, young heroes, family, wish come true, adventurer, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: manhattan new york city, england, manhattan, new york city, new york, empire state building manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 8.2
 621K
Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, War
Country: Mexico, Spain
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, fairy tale, gothic, stylized, macabre ...
Plot: monster, dark fantasy, creature, fairy, imaginary kingdom, imaginary, legends and myths, good versus evil, young heroes, cruelty, death, imagination ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1944
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Over the Garden Wall (2014)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
TV show
Story: Two brothers find themselves lost in a mysterious land and try to find their way home.
Style: feel good, bleak, atmospheric, enigmatic, inspirational ...
Audience: horror for children, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: dark fantasy, siblings relations, forest, getting home, imaginary, adventure, family, escapades, adaptation, children, danger, 2d animation ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
 7.1
 134K
9 (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
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, suspenseful, futuristic, serious, bleak ...
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: vestiges of humanity, steampunk, post apocalypse, technology gone awry, save the world, man versus machine, fate of humanity, apocalypse, danger, parallel world, heroes, life is a bitch ...
Time: future, 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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: feel good, touching, stylized, semi serious, surprise ending ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: christmas, magic, belief, santa claus, adventure, train ride, christmas movie, holiday, self discovery, north pole, young heroes, computer animation ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Arthur and the Invisibles (2006)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: France, USA, UK
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, fairy tale, exciting, stylized, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, teens
Plot: fantasy world, fairy, adventure, young heroes, heroes, family, friendship, family relations, disappearance, good versus evil, imaginary, friends ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: connecticut, africa
⇓ 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, humorous, semi serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: orphan, adventure, inheritance, danger, loss of parent, attempted murder, death in the family, dishonesty, young heroes, child in peril, siblings relations, arson ...
Time: 1940s
Place: peru
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Belgium, Canada
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, serious ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: fantasy world, orphan, time travel, imaginary, children, dark fantasy, monster, time loop, beautiful scenery, boarding school, supernatural power, adventure ...
Time: year 1943, 1940s, year 2016
Place: england, wales, florida, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Howl's Moving Castle (2004)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: When Sophie, a shy young woman, is cursed with an old body by a spiteful witch, her only chance of breaking the spell lies with a self-indulgent yet insecure young wizard and his companions in his legged, walking home.
Style: touching, fairy tale, atmospheric, captivating, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: witch, self discovery, adventure, imaginary, magical, curses spells and rituals, supernatural ability, wizards and magicians, fantasy world, love and romance, fall in love, demon ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: feel good, offbeat, fairy tale, sweet, atmospheric ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: countryside, magical, adventure, teaching the ways of the world, imaginary, siblings relations, friendship, legends and myths, parents and children, family, supernatural, young heroes ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Kiki's Delivery Service (1989)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan, USA
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, twists and turns ...
Audience: family outing, teens, pre-teens, kids
Plot: witch, adventure, self discovery, friendship, supernatural ability, young heroes, cat, coming of age, friends, wizards and magicians, talking animals, talking cat ...
Place: europe, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Rise of the Guardians (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
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, witty, colourful ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing, girls' night
Plot: fairy, good versus evil, christmas, adventure, childhood, friendship, legends and myths, santa claus, belief, holiday, imaginary, dreams ...
Place: st. petersburg russia, new york, saint petersburg
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.0
 177K
Enchanted (2007)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The beautiful princess Giselle is banished by an evil queen from her magical, musical animated land and finds herself in the gritty reality of the streets of modern-day Manhattan. Shocked by this strange new environment that doesn't operate on ...
Style: fairy tale, romantic, feel good, stylized, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick, kids, family outing, date night, preschoolers ...
Plot: princess, prince, true love, magical, good versus evil, disney, rescue, imaginary kingdom, parallel world, queen, witch, magic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa, manhattan, new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
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, kids, teens, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, food, inventor, parents and children, technology gone awry, mad scientist, family, goofy hero, fall in love, inventions and discoveries, unsupportive parent, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2009, 2000s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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, semi serious, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: young heroes, imaginary kingdom, adventure, heroic mission, friendship, disorder, family relations, rescue, escapades, imaginary, youth, danger ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Secret of Kells (2009)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: France, Belgium, Ireland, Netherlands, USA, Denmark, Brazil, Germany, Austria, Hungary, UK, Japan
Duration: 71 min.
Story: Adventure awaits 12 year old Brendan who must fight Vikings and a serpent god to find a crystal and complete the legendary Book of Kells. In order to finish Brother Aiden's book, Brendan must overcome his deepest fears on a secret quest that ...
Style: stylized, exciting, serious, feel good, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: in the woods, fairy, adventure, legends and myths, viking, good versus evil, monk, monastery, underwater scene, underwater, sea monster, imaginary ...
Time: middle ages, 9th century
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 123
Pinocchio (1992)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 49 min.
Story: The Little Wooden Toy. The unforgettable story of a little wooden boy who longs with all his heart to become real. When a small spark of magic escapes from the Blue Fairy's home, it travels down toy maker Gepetto's chimney, bringing one ...
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, stylized, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: puppet, disorder, family relations, friends, teaching the ways of the world, parents and children, fish out of water, curses spells and rituals, miraculous event, wish come true, wizards and magicians, adventure ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 8.1
 819K
Monsters, Inc. (2001)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: James Sullivan and Mike Wazowski are monsters, they earn their living scaring children and are the best in the business... even though they're more afraid of the children than they are of them. When a child accidentally enters their world, ...
Style: feel good, sweet, funny, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, date night
Plot: friendship, monster, adventure, imaginary, creature, rivalry, parallel world, friends, misfit, invisibility, kidnapping, villain ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: himalaya
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.4
 99K
The Lorax (2012)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA, France, Japan
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, entertaining, fairy tale, colourful, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: disney, tree, family, deforestation, childhood, obsessive quest, friendship, environmentalism, computer animation, danger, greed, young heroes ...
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Cat Returns (2002)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Haru, a schoolgirl bored by her ordinary routine, saves the life of an unusual cat and suddenly her world is transformed beyond anything she ever imagined. The Cat King rewards her good deed with a flurry of presents, including a very shocking ...
Style: feel good, sweet, humorous, fairy tale, colourful ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, prince, talking cat, cat, adventure, rescue, human animal relationship, friendship, mischievous children, disorder, family relations, magic ...
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (2013)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Found inside a shining stalk of bamboo by an old bamboo cutter and his wife, a tiny girl grows rapidly into an exquisite young lady. The mysterious young princess enthralls all who encounter her - but ultimately she must confront her fate, the ...
Style: touching, atmospheric, stylized, melancholic, colourful ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: princess, emperor, coming of age, parents and children, friendship, family relations, youth, japanese woman, adolescence, female protagonist, dream, falling from height ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%