Movies like The Book of Life

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The Book of Life (2014)
 7.3
 65K
The Book of Life (2014)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The journey of Manolo, a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart. Before choosing which path to follow, he embarks on an incredible adventure that spans three fantastical worlds where he must face his greatest fears.
Style: exciting, touching, suspenseful, stylized, atmospheric, romantic, humorous, colourful, semi serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: life & death, adventure, hopes, destiny, true love, bullfighting, imaginary, fall in love, escapades, love triangle, friendship, love and romance, family, danger, afterlife, romance, computer animation, rivalry, serenade, imaginary kingdom, day of the dead, creativity, storytelling, mythology, twists & turns ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america

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Most similar movies to The Book of Life

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out feel good, fairy tale, sweet and humorous films with plots about family, adventure, computer animation, escapades, destiny, storytelling and good versus evil mostly in Animation, Family and Adventure genres. Some movies like The Book of Life: Coco (2017), The Boxtrolls (2014), Tangled (2010), Kubo and the Two Strings (2016), Aladdin (1992). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 ⇓
77%
 8.4
 389K
Coco (2017)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Music, Mystery
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead ...
Style: touching, atmospheric, colourful, feel good, captivating ...
Plot: disney, life after death, boy, childhood, musician, life & death, fantasy world, singer, child protagonist, family, music, skeleton ...
Time: year 2017, 2010s
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 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 ⇓
100%
 7.7
 407K
Tangled (2010)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When the kingdom's most wanted-and most charming-bandit Flynn Rider hides out in a mysterious tower, he's taken hostage by Rapunzel, a beautiful and feisty tower-bound teen with 70 feet of magical, golden hair. Flynn's curious captor, ...
Style: fairy tale, feel good, captivating, touching, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: princess, disney, romance, adventure, horse, family, follow your dream, unlikely couple, imaginary kingdom, love and romance, fall in love, queen ...
Time: 17th century
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Kubo mesmerizes the people in his village with his magical gift for spinning wild tales with origami. When he accidentally summons an evil spirit seeking vengeance, Kubo is forced to go on a quest to solve the mystery of his fallen samurai father ...
Style: breathtaking, stylized, atmospheric, touching, twists and turns ...
Audience: kids
Plot: samurai, creativity, magic, storytelling, sword, talking animals, origami, adventure, strong female character, friendship, imagination, destiny ...
Time: 2010s
Place: japan, feudal japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 8.0
 375K
Aladdin (1992)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Princess Jasmine grows tired of being forced to remain in the palace, so she sneaks out into the marketplace, in disguise, where she meets street-urchin Aladdin. The couple falls in love, although Jasmine may only marry a prince. After being ...
Style: feel good, sweet, fairy tale, humorous, touching ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers, girls' night
Plot: princess, genie, desert, disney, adventure, friendship, unlikely couple, love, sultan, magic, good versus evil, family ...
Time: 18th century
Place: middle east, saudi arabia, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 ⇓
80%
 7.6
 275K
Moana (2016)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In Ancient Polynesia, when a terrible curse incurred by Maui reaches an impetuous Chieftain's daughter's island, she answers the Ocean's call to seek out the demigod to set things right.
Style: entertaining, colourful, exciting, touching, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, girls' night
Plot: disney, happy ending, adventure, ocean, island, mythology, magic, young girl, destiny, good versus evil, family, friendship ...
Place: pacific ocean, polynesia, new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 5.8
 10K
Strange Magic (2015)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA, Canada, UK, Singapore, Australia, Thailand
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A love potion works its devious charms on fairies, elves and the swamp-dwelling Bog King as they all try to possess the potion for themselves.
Style: humorous, feel good, exciting, not serious, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: imaginary, fairy, true love, imaginary kingdom, love potion, elf, save the day, betrayal, family, heroes, rivalry, disorder ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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%
Barbie Fairytopia: Mermaidia (2006)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: In this animated follow-up to Fairytopia, Elina (played by Barbie) enlists the help of a mermaid, Nori, to save her friend Nalu, a merman prince who has been captured by the wicked Laverna.
Style: feel good, semi serious, light, sweet, exciting
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: mermaid, barbie, true love, best friends, adventure, escapades, rescue, danger, friends, fall in love, ocean, rivalry ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 145K
Puss in Boots (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
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, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: cat, adventure, talking animals, friendship, imaginary kingdom, talking cat, sword fight, escapades, save the day, good versus evil, computer animation, happy ending ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 574K
Frozen (2013)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA, Norway
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Young princess Anna of Arendelle dreams about finding true love at her sister Elsa’s coronation. Fate takes her on a dangerous journey in an attempt to end the eternal winter that has fallen over the kingdom. She's accompanied by ice delivery ...
Style: fairy tale, feel good, romantic, touching, exciting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: princess, family, disney, adventure, sisters, snow, royal family, love and romance, supernatural ability, magical, family relations, imaginary ...
Place: europe, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 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 ⇓
50%
 7.2
 112K
Anastasia (1997)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: This animated adventure retells the story of the lost daughter of Russia's last czar. The evil Rasputin places a curse on the Romanov family, and Anastasia and her grandmother, Empress Maria, get separated. After growing up in an orphanage, ...
Style: touching, exciting, captivating, factual, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: princess, royal family, cinderella story, happy ending, adventure, childhood, good versus evil, family, disney, memory loss, hopes, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century
Place: russia, paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Gnomeo & Juliet (2011)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: UK, USA, Canada, Ireland
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A version of Shakespeare's play, set in the world of warring indoor and outdoor gnomes. Garden gnomes Gnomeo and Juliet have as many obstacles to overcome as their quasi namesakes when they are caught up in a feud between neighbors. But with ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, entertaining, romantic, colourful ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers, girls' night ...
Plot: forbidden love, true love, family, uninhibited rivalry, lovers apart, gnome, rivalry, romance, fall in love, objects come to life, computer animation, kiss ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Beauty and the Beast (1991)
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Follow the adventures of Belle, a bright young woman who finds herself in the castle of a prince who's been turned into a mysterious beast. With the help of the castle's enchanted staff, Belle soon learns the most important lesson of all ...
Style: fairy tale, feel good, touching, romantic, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, date night, preschoolers, girls' night
Plot: opposites attract, beast, love and romance, disney, fall in love, princess, imaginary, power of love, prince, magic, stockholm syndrome, magical ...
Time: 18th century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Meet the Robinsons (2007)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In this animated adventure, brilliant preteen inventor Lewis creates a memory scanner to retrieve his earliest recollections and find out why his mother gave him up for adoption. But when the villainous Bowler Hat Guy steals the machine, Lewis is ...
Style: exciting, humorous, futuristic, sweet, feel good ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: time travel, time machine, family, adventure, orphan, sent to the past, adoption, friendship, orphanage, eccentric family, computer animation, dreams ...
Time: future, contemporary, 2030s, 21st century, 2000s
Place: canada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Road to El Dorado (2000)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After a failed swindle, two con-men end up with a map to El Dorado, the fabled "city of gold," and an unintended trip to the New World. Much to their surprise, the map does lead the pair to the mythical city, where the startled ...
Style: feel good, humorous, exciting, semi serious, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: treasure hunt, adventure, adventurer, gold, treasure, indians, buddies, friendship, sword fight, disney, culture clash, dishonesty ...
Time: 16th century
Place: latin america, mexico, egypt, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Toy Story That Time Forgot (2014)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: During a post-Christmas play date, the gang find themselves in uncharted territory when the coolest set of action figures ever turn out to be dangerously delusional. It's all up to Trixie, the triceratops, if the gang hopes to return to ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting, feel good, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers, kids
Plot: toys, toy, adventure, friendship, family, good versus evil, imaginary, christmas, danger, escapades, getting home, talking animals ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Alpha and Omega (2010)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA, India, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two young wolves at opposite ends of their pack's social order are thrown together into a foreign land and need each other to return home, but love complicates everything.
Style: touching, feel good, exciting, witty, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: wolf, animal life, opposites attract, forbidden love, friends, getting home, wilderness, leadership, on the road, obsessive quest, family, road trip ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, idaho, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.7
 100K
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, imaginary kingdom, good versus evil, adventure, teenage life, friendship, young heroes, save the kingdom, protector, talking animals, in the woods, queen ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.7
 126K
Ponyo (2008)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The son of a sailor, 5-year old Sosuke lives a quiet life on an oceanside cliff with his mother Lisa. One fateful day, he finds a beautiful goldfish trapped in a bottle on the beach and upon rescuing her, names her Ponyo. But she is no ordinary ...
Style: touching, sweet, scenic, atmospheric, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: mermaid, friendship, magical, fish, transformation, adventure, princess, ocean or sea, ocean, obsessive quest, imaginary kingdom, magic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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The Princess and the Frog (2009)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A waitress, desperate to fulfill her dreams as a restaurant owner, is set on a journey to turn a frog prince back into a human being, but she has to face the same problem after she kisses him.
Style: feel good, fairy tale, humorous, touching, witty ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: princess, cinderella story, prince, family, human becomes animal, fall in love, adventure, curses spells and rituals, transformation, magical, love and romance, imaginary ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1910s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Shrek Forever After (2010)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A bored and domesticated Shrek pacts with deal-maker Rumpelstiltskin to get back to feeling like a real ogre again, but when he's duped and sent to a twisted version of Far Far Away—where Rumpelstiltskin is king, ogres are hunted, and he and ...
Style: fairy tale, humorous, semi serious, exciting, witty ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, date night, preschoolers ...
Plot: magical, dragon, ogre, talking animals, friendship, heroes, princess, deal, queen, cat, villain, magic ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 139K
Frozen 2 (2019)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Elsa, Anna, Kristoff and Olaf are going far in the forest to know the truth about an ancient mystery of their kingdom.
Style: emotional, touching, feel good, fairy tale
Audience: family outing
Plot: disney, magic, princess, magical, queen, good versus evil, supernatural ability, giant, power of love, imaginary, castle, royal family ...
Place: norway, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 4.3
 3K
Delgo (2008)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In a divided land, it takes a rebellious boy and his clandestine love for a Princess of an opposing race to stop a war orchestrated by a power hungry villain.
Style: semi serious, humorous, entertaining, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: adventure, rescue, imaginary, imaginary kingdom, intrigue, danger, race against time, computer animation, good versus evil, culture clash, escapades, rivalry ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 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 ⇓
71%
The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride (1998)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Musical, Romance
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 81 min.
Story: The circle of life continues for Simba, now fully grown and in his rightful place as the king of Pride Rock. Simba and Nala have given birth to a daughter, Kiara who's as rebellious as her father was. But Kiara drives her parents to distraction ...
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, teens, girls' night
Plot: lion, good versus evil, culture clash, imaginary kingdom, father daughter relationship, coming of age, rivalry, family, jungle, adventure, vengeance, show tunes ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: africa, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Tom and Jerry & The Wizard of Oz (2011)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 56 min.
Story: They're off to see the Wizard, the wonderful Wizard of Oz! Tom and Jerry soar over the rainbow and travel down the yellow brick road in this all-animated retelling of the classic tale. You'll see your favorite characters: Dorothy, Toto, ...
Style: humorous, exciting, sentimental, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: family, friendship, daring rescue, reluctant partners, danger, good versus evil, adventure, wizards and magicians, imaginary, rivalry, disorder, unlikely partners ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%