Movies like Coraline

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Coraline (2009)
 7.7
 219K
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, dark fantasy, gothic, dark, scary, stylized, bleak, suspenseful, exciting, serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, horror for children
Plot: parallel world, weirdo, heroine, monster, family, talking animals, alternate reality, adventure, secret place, rescue, family relations, save the day, young heroes, old mansion, parents and children, children, clue, dreams, loneliness, fantasy world, doll, neighbor, imagination, cat, distopia ...
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 visually appealing films with plots about adventure, storytelling, family, imaginary, childhood, runaway and fantasy world mostly in Fantasy, Family and Animation genres. Some movies like Coraline: The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993), Corpse Bride (2005), 9 (2009), Frankenweenie (2012), 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 fantasy, dark, atmospheric, surreal ...
Audience: family outing, kids, horror for children
Plot: halloween, christmas, imaginary kingdom, holiday, goth, objects come to life, good versus evil, dreams, monster, skeleton, loneliness, magic ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 7.3
 265K
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, dark fantasy, melancholic, captivating, stylized ...
Audience: date night, preschoolers, horror for children
Plot: corpse, marriage, afterlife, romance, supernatural romance, supernatural, goth, wedding, shyness, fall in love, disagreement, hopes ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
 7.0
 139K
9 (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, 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, adult animation, suspenseful, serious, futuristic ...
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: post apocalypse, steampunk, vestiges of humanity, apocalypse, technology gone awry, man versus machine, save the world, fate of humanity, distopia, life is a bitch, heroes, parallel world ...
Time: future, 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 6.9
 106K
Frankenweenie (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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: family outing, kids, pre-teens, horror for children
Plot: dog, experiment, afterlife, pets, supernatural, reincarnation, monster, back from the dead, friends, animal death, loss of loved one, suburbs ...
Time: 1930s
Place: usa, netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
96%
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 6.8
 57K
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: exciting, feel good, humorous, colourful, atmospheric ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, fantasy world, good versus evil, friendship, young heroes, prejudice, steampunk, family, disorder, fish out of water, escapades, children ...
Time: victorian era
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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: gothic, atmospheric, stylized, feel good, surreal ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: love and romance, adventure, true love, obsessive quest, heroes, escapades, romance, young heroes, relationships, youth, loneliness, fall in love ...
Time: 19th century
Place: europe, edinburgh scotland, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 6.6
 115K
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: dark, suspenseful, scary, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, teens, horror for children
Plot: halloween, haunted house, family, ghost, children, supernatural, neighbor, monster, suburbs, mission, friendship, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 8.2
 655K
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, dark fantasy, fairy tale, gothic, stylized ...
Plot: creature, monster, legends and myths, imaginary kingdom, fairy, death, cruelty, good versus evil, young heroes, resistance, fantasy world, magical ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1944
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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Over the Garden Wall (2014)
Genre: Animation, Short, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Two brothers find themselves lost in a mysterious land and try to find their way home.
Style: dark fantasy, atmospheric, enigmatic, feel good, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, horror for children
Plot: forest, getting home, siblings relations, adventure, child protagonist, brothers, beast, children, brother brother relationship, lost in the woods, family, escapades ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 7.0
 101K
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, dark fantasy, semi serious, humorous, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, horror for children
Plot: supernatural ability, ghost, small town, zombie, talking to the dead, supernatural, witch, medium, disorder, back from the dead, paranormal activity, friends ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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, surrealism, aunt, orphan, giant, adventure, friendship, young heroes, family, escapades, youth, adventurer ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, manhattan new york city, new york, empire state building manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Howl's Moving Castle (2004)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
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: self discovery, witch, adventure, supernatural ability, wizards and magicians, steampunk, curses spells and rituals, magical, fantasy world, love and romance, demon, magic ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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: dark fantasy, exciting, gothic, atmospheric, stylized ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: fantasy world, time travel, magic, supernatural power, orphan, boarding school, time loop, children, adventure, beautiful scenery, monster, children's home ...
Time: year 1943, 1940s, year 2016
Place: england, wales, florida, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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: fairy, fantasy world, adventure, family, young heroes, heroes, friendship, family relations, disappearance, good versus evil, friends, youth ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: connecticut, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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 ⇓
74%
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, 3d animation ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers, girls' night
Plot: christmas, magic, santa claus, belief, adventure, train travel, holiday, self discovery, north pole, snow, fish out of water, dream ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 8.6
 730K
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: surreal, atmospheric, stylized, colourful, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: parallel world, witch, fantasy world, ghost, adventure, dragon, friendship, rescue, surrealism, creature, philosophy, supernatural ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 8.9
 97K
Gravity Falls (2012)
Genre: Animation, Short, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Argentina, Spain, Mexico
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, captivating, not serious, humorous, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, horror for children
Plot: friendship, supernatural, mysterious place, adventure, small town, twins, family, family relations, youth, monster, siblings relations, good versus evil ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: oregon, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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My Neighbor Totoro (1988)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, 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, atmospheric, sweet, fairy tale, touching ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: countryside, magical, friendship, adventure, teaching the ways of the world, family, parents and children, legends and myths, unlikely friendships, young heroes, supernatural, siblings relations ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.4
 110K
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, entertaining, fairy tale, colourful, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: disney, tree, childhood, friendship, deforestation, environmentalism, obsessive quest, greed, family, young heroes, adventure, chase ...
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole (2010)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller, War
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: exciting, captivating, atmospheric, fairy tale, scenic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: talking animals, owl, adventure, imaginary kingdom, good versus evil, heroic mission, family, heroes, anthropomorphism, save the kingdom, bird, animal life ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (2013)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
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, children ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 882K
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, humorous, funny, fairy tale ...
Audience: preschoolers, family outing, kids, date night, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, monster, creature, adventure, friends, rivalry, talking animals, parallel world, misfit, villain, invisibility, rivals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: himalaya
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Kiki's Delivery Service (1989)
Genre: Animation, 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, teens, pre-teens, kids
Plot: witch, self discovery, adventure, friendship, young heroes, supernatural ability, coming of age, cat, friends, wizards and magicians, talking animals, talking cat ...
Place: europe, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.9
 139
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: humorous, stylized, feel good, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: puppet, friends, wizards and magicians, disorder, family relations, parents and children, curses spells and rituals, miraculous event, fish out of water, teaching the ways of the world, wish come true, youth ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Stuart Little 2 (2002)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Stuart, an adorable white mouse, still lives happily with his adoptive family, the Littles, on the east side of Manhattan's Central Park. More crazy mouse adventures are in store as Stuart, his human brother, George, and their mischievous cat, ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, sweet, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers, girls' night ...
Plot: mouse, friendship, talking animals, adventure, family, rescue, disorder, heroic mission, escapades, friends, bird, skyscraper ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, new york yankees, manhattan new york city, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return (2013)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA, India
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Dorothy wakes up in post-tornado Kansas, only to be whisked back to Oz to try to save her old friends the Scarecrow, the Lion, the Tin Man and Glinda from a devious new villain, the Jester. Wiser the owl, Marshal Mallow, China Princess and Tugg the ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, exciting, fairy tale, 3d animation ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: owl, friends, adventure, imaginary kingdom, objects come to life, magic, witch, curses spells and rituals, fictional country, farm, wizard of oz, dog ...
Place: kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.7
 14K
Tinker Bell (2008)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Journey into the secret world of Pixie Hollow and hear Tinker Bell speak for the very first time as the astonishing story of Disney's most famous fairy is finally revealed in the all-new motion picture "Tinker Bell."
Style: fairy tale, sweet, sincere, exciting, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: fairy, friendship, adventure, female protagonist, imaginary kingdom, spring, good versus evil, young heroes, talent, nature, family relations, friends ...
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Care Bears Movie II: A New Generation (1986)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: This animated adventure goes back in time to the Care Bears' first-ever Caring Mission, when True Heart Bear and Noble Heart Horse touch down on Earth to boost the spirits of some unhappy kids at summer camp. But the evil Dark Heart has other ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, dark, sweet ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing, teens
Plot: summer camp, good versus evil, orphan, rescue, family, friendship, mischievous children, adventure, buddies, escapades, rivalry, hopes ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 686K
Inside Out (2015)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it's no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions - Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness. ...
Style: inspirational, emotional, touching, colourful, motivational ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: disney, family, childhood, life philosophy, family relations, happy ending, creativity, parents and children, joy, subconscious, coming of age, memory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: san francisco, minnesota, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%