Movies like Coraline

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Coraline (2009)
 7.7
 190K
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, stylized, dark, offbeat, bleak, exciting, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, horror for children
Plot: parallel world, dark fantasy, family, adventure, danger, parents and children, alternate reality, imaginary, children, talking animals, weirdo, save the day, young heroes, monster, rescue, secret place, loneliness, dreams, neighbor, imagination, heroine, family relations, cat, doll, estate ...
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, visually appealing and melancholic films with plots about storytelling, imaginary, weird, family, fantasy world, mentor and childhood mostly in Fantasy, Animation and Family genres. Some movies like Coraline: The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993), Corpse Bride (2005), ParaNorman (2012), Monster House (2006), Frankenweenie (2012). 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, stylized, atmospheric, offbeat, colourful ...
Audience: horror for children, kids, family outing
Plot: halloween, christmas, dark fantasy, holiday, imaginary kingdom, imaginary, skeleton, goth, dreams, nightmare, objects come to life, fish out of water ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 7.3
 236K
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: corpse, dark fantasy, afterlife, supernatural, supernatural romance, romance, marriage, loneliness, shyness, wedding, fall in love, disagreement ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 7.0
 92K
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, scary, puppet animation, semi serious, macabre ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, horror for children
Plot: ghost, supernatural ability, witch, small town, supernatural, zombie, save the day, young heroes, chosen one, family, school, friendship ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 97K
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, neighbor, ghost, family, children, computer animation, disorder, suburbs, friendship, supernatural, mission ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
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 6.9
 95K
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, offbeat ...
Audience: horror for children, family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: dog, reincarnation, experiment, afterlife, supernatural, monster, pets, back from the dead, animal death, loss of loved one, suburbs, teacher ...
Time: 1930s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 6.8
 53K
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, exciting, feel good, colourful, atmospheric ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: fantasy world, steampunk, adventure, family, good versus evil, friendship, young heroes, fish out of water, disorder, danger, escapades, troll ...
Time: victorian
⇓ 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 ⇓
88%
 8.6
 621K
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, stylized, offbeat, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: parallel world, fantasy world, ghost, witch, adventure, rescue, dragon, imaginary, supernatural, friendship, curses spells and rituals, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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, buddies, youth, danger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: manhattan new york city, england, manhattan, new york city, new york, empire state building manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 604K
Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, War
Country: Spain, Mexico, USA, France
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, stylized, gothic, serious ...
Plot: dark fantasy, creature, monster, legends and myths, fairy, imaginary, imaginary kingdom, fantasy world, good versus evil, young heroes, imagination, cruelty ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1944
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 7.1
 131K
9 (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, 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: steampunk, vestiges of humanity, post apocalypse, apocalypse, fate of humanity, survival, man versus machine, parallel world, technology gone awry, save the world, friendship, danger ...
Time: future, 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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, death in the family, attempted murder, dishonesty, siblings relations, children, boat, death of parent, danger ...
Time: 1940s
Place: peru
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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, family, adventure, young heroes, heroes, friendship, family relations, disappearance, good versus evil, imaginary, friends ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: connecticut, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, cult film ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers, girls' night
Plot: christmas, adventure, belief, santa claus, train ride, holiday, self discovery, young heroes, snow, computer animation, north pole, magic ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Over the Garden Wall (2014)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Two brothers find themselves lost in a mysterious land and try to find their way home.
Style: feel good, atmospheric, bleak, inspirational, enigmatic ...
Audience: horror for children, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: dark fantasy, siblings relations, getting home, imaginary, forest, adventure, family, escapades, adaptation, children, danger, 2d animation ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, fairy tale ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: fantasy world, orphan, time travel, children, imaginary, time loop, youth, adventure, boarding school life, dark fantasy, riddles and clues, monster ...
Time: year 1943, 1940s, year 2016
Place: england, wales, florida, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: feel good, touching, humorous, colourful, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, pre-teens
Plot: witch, supernatural ability, self discovery, adventure, cat, wizards and magicians, friendship, young heroes, coming of age, talking animals, friends, talking cat ...
Place: europe, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: offbeat, feel good, fairy tale, sweet, atmospheric ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: magical, countryside, 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 ⇓
60%
Movie in collections
 6.4
 96K
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: kids, pre-teens, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: disney, family, computer animation, tree, obsessive quest, childhood, friendship, environmentalism, danger, greed, walled city, adventure ...
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.0
 173K
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, date night, family outing, preschoolers ...
Plot: princess, true love, prince, magical, good versus evil, rescue, imaginary kingdom, parallel world, queen, disney, witch, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa, manhattan, new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, colourful, witty ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing, girls' night
Plot: fairy, good versus evil, adventure, imaginary, friendship, childhood, belief, legends and myths, holiday, santa claus, christmas, dreams ...
Place: saint petersburg, st. petersburg russia, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.8
 122
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: feel good, touching, semi serious, exciting, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: puppet, hopes, family, escapades, imaginary, parents and children, adventure, mischievous children, young heroes, teaching the ways of the world, friends, miraculous event ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (2013)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, 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, stylized, atmospheric, melancholic, light ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: princess, emperor, coming of age, youth, friendship, little girl, parents and children, family relations, japanese woman, female protagonist, children, dream ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 8.0
 792K
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: sweet, feel good, funny, humorous, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, date night
Plot: friendship, monster, adventure, imaginary, rivalry, creature, fear, parallel world, friends, invisibility, kidnapping, villain ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: himalaya
⇓ similarity ⇓
12%
 6.7
 98K
Epic (2013)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, 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, feel good, stylized, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, girls' night
Plot: imaginary, good versus evil, imaginary kingdom, adventure, friendship, teenage life, protector, save the kingdom, young heroes, talking animals, family, in the woods ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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: humorous, not serious, stylized, absurd, funny ...
Audience: date night, family outing, teens
Plot: parallel world, imaginary, goofy hero, surrealism, body swapping, hospital, monkey, alternate reality, dreams, organ donation, reincarnation, supernatural ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Secret of Kells (2009)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: France, Belgium, Ireland, Netherlands, USA, Denmark, Brazil, Germany, Austria, Hungary
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, adventure, fairy, legends and myths, viking, good versus evil, monk, trapped, monastery, underwater, obsessive quest, imaginary ...
Time: middle ages
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Velveteen Rabbit (2009)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A lonely boy wins over his distant father and strict grandmother with help from a brave velveteen rabbit whose one wish is to become a real rabbit someday
Style: feel good, fairy tale, entertaining, captivating, light ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: imaginary kingdom, children, family relations, friendship, objects come to life, imaginary, escapades, attic, youth, family life, love, christmas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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, humorous, feel good, light, tense ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: imaginary kingdom, friendship, adventure, young heroes, heroic mission, disorder, escapades, imaginary, family relations, rescue, danger, youth ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.1
 21K
The Pagemaster (1994)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Tyler knows a lot about accidents. So much so, he is scared to do anything that might endanger him, like riding his bike, or climbing into his treehouse. While in an old library, he is mystically transported into the unknown world of books, and he ...
Style: touching, semi serious, feel good, stylized, melancholic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, fantasy world, mischievous children, library, magic, imaginary, young heroes, getting home, fish out of water, imaginary kingdom, heroic mission, imagination ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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