Movies like Hugo

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Hugo (2011)
 7.5
 300K
Hugo (2011)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK, USA, France
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Orphaned and alone except for an uncle, Hugo Cabret lives in the walls of a train station in 1930s Paris. Hugo's job is to oil and maintain the station's clocks, but to him, his more important task is to protect a broken automaton and notebook left to him by his late father. Accompanied by the goddaughter of an embittered toy merchant, Hugo embarks on a quest to solve the mystery of the automaton and find a place he can call home.
Style: touching, exciting, captivating, light, emotional, atmospheric, intense, stylized, sentimental, epic ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: orphan, adventure, filmmaking, friendship, kids in trouble, hopes, toys, destiny, child's point of view, magical, clock, loss, artists and showbiz, longing, steampunk, magic, robot, thief, secret, street kid, family, library, museum, key, toy ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, post world war one, 1920s
Place: paris france, france, europe

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Most similar movies to Hugo

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, fairy tale, serious and feel good films with plots about family, youth, friendship, children, family relations, runaway and mentor mostly in Family, Fantasy and Drama genres. Some movies like Hugo: The Secret Garden (1993), Bridge to Terabithia (2007), The Golden Compass (2007), A Little Princess (1995), The Secret Garden (1987). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Secret Garden (1993)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A young British girl born and reared in India loses her neglectful parents in an earthquake. She is returned to England to live at her uncle's castle. Her uncle is very distant due to the loss of his wife ten years before. Neglected once again, ...
Style: touching, feel good, sentimental, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: childhood, orphan, countryside, old mansion, girl, little girl, friendship, garden, secret, family, sick child, paralysis ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 18th century
Place: india, england, europe, yorkshire, liverpool ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Bridge to Terabithia (2007)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Jesse Aarons trained all summer to become the fastest runner in school, so he's very upset when newcomer Leslie Burke outruns him and everyone else. Despite this and other differences, including that she's rich, he's poor, and ...
Style: emotional, captivating, touching, sentimental, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night, teens
Plot: friendship, imaginary, loss of friend, childhood, escape from reality, magical, teenage boy, social misfits, loneliness, fantasy world, classmate, imaginary kingdom ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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, imaginary, time loop, children, youth, adventure, dark fantasy, riddles and clues, boarding school life, monster ...
Time: year 1943, 1940s, year 2016
Place: england, wales, florida, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
The Golden Compass (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: After overhearing a shocking secret, precocious orphan Lyra Belacqua trades her carefree existence roaming the halls of Jordan College for an otherworldly adventure in the far North, unaware that it's part of her destiny.
Style: epic, stylized, serious, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: fantasy world, adventure, orphan, parallel world, magical, journey, imaginary, witch, experiment, kidnapping, chosen one, best friends ...
Place: england, oxford university, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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A Little Princess (1995)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When her father enlists to fight for the British in WWI, young Sara Crewe goes to New York to attend the same boarding school her late mother attended. She soon clashes with the severe headmistress, Miss Minchin, who attempts to stifle Sara's ...
Style: touching, feel good, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: little girl, orphan, boarding school, princess, servant, reunion, fantasy life, attic, private school, rescue, french, presumed dead ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: new york, india, usa, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Secret Garden (1987)
Genre: Family, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When a spoiled English girl living in 19th century India loses both parents in a cholera epidemic, she is sent back to England to live in a country mansion. The lord is a strange old man-- frail and deformed, immensely kind but so melancholy. She ...
Style: touching, sincere, light, sentimental, disturbing ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: orphan, family relations, uncle, garden, mansion, family problems, little girl, family life, mischievous children, child's point of view, friendship, cholera ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Indian in the Cupboard (1995)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A nine-year-old boy gets a plastic Indian and a cupboard for his birthday and finds himself involved in adventure when the Indian comes to life and befriends him.
Style: touching, light, clever, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: toy comes to life, toys, friendship, adventure, family, escapades, supernatural ability, danger, parents and children, parallel world, coming of age, family relations ...
Time: 18th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Thief Lord (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Luxembourg, UK, Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A tale about two young boys, Prosper and Bo, who flee to Venice after being orphaned and dumped in the care of a cruel auntie. Hiding in the canals and alleyways of the city, the boys are befriended by a gang of young urchins and their enigmatic ...
Style: touching, feel good, semi serious, exciting, serious
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: orphan, mischievous children, escapades, friendship, imaginary, young heroes, adventure, secret, magic, police, nun, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: venice, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Where the Wild Things Are (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany, Australia, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Max imagines running away from his mom and sailing to a far-off land where large talking beasts -- Ira, Carol, Douglas, the Bull, Judith and Alexander -- crown him as their king, play rumpus, build forts and discover secret hideaways.
Style: stylized, touching, emotional, captivating, talky ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: imaginary kingdom, creature, loneliness, magical, mischievous children, anger, adventure, childhood, king, monster, giant animal, journey ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.7
 59K
Pan (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK, Australia
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Living a bleak existence at a London orphanage, 12-year-old Peter finds himself whisked away to the fantastical world of Neverland. Adventure awaits as he meets new friend James Hook and the warrior Tiger Lily. They must band together to save ...
Style: fairy tale, exciting, stylized, serious, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: fantasy world, orphan, pirate, magic, heroes, journey, adventure, flying, mischievous children, young heroes, danger, escapades ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 18th century, future
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Back to the Secret Garden (2000)
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A youngster living in a stately home discovers the magical garden Mary, Colin & Dickon stumbled across years before - but faces a battle with the housekeeper over whether to nurture it.
Style: feel good, atmospheric, sentimental, serious
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: orphan, friendship, imaginary kingdom, save the day, young heroes, obsessive quest, destiny, youth, escapades, estate, secret, child's point of view ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Christmas Story (2007)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Finland
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Hundreds of years ago in Lapland, a little boy named Nikolas loses his family in an accident. The villagers decide to look after the orphaned boy together. Once a year - at Christmas - Nikolas moves to a new home. To show his gratitude, Nikolas ...
Style: touching, feel good, captivating, serious
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: santa claus, orphan, apprentice, friendship, toys, village, christmas, young heroes, selflessness, secret, carpenter, family relations ...
Place: finland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Secret Garden (2020)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, France, USA, China
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Mary Lennox is born in India to wealthy British parents who never wanted her. When her parents suddenly die, she is sent back to England to live with her uncle, Archibald Craven. She meets her sickly cousin Colin and the two children find a wondrous ...
Style: fairy tale, sentimental, exciting, touching, feel good ...
Plot: secret, orphan, animals, imagination, magical, post war, garden, old mansion, adventure, family, secret hideout, escape from reality ...
Time: 19th century, 90s
Place: yorkshire, england, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
FairyTale: A True Story (1997)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Two children in 1917 take a photograph, believed by some to be the first scientific evidence of the existence of fairies. Based on a true story
Style: fairy tale, touching, semi serious, humorous, whimsical ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing, girls' night
Plot: fairy, family relations, world war one, single parent, family, friendship, heroes, hopes, supernatural ability, miraculous event, siblings relations, friends ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1900s, year 1917
Place: england, london, europe, africa, yorkshire ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Harry, Ron and Hermione walk away from their last year at Hogwarts to find and destroy the remaining Horcruxes, putting an end to Voldemort's bid for immortality. But with Harry's beloved Dumbledore dead and Voldemort's unscrupulous ...
Style: suspense, exciting, suspenseful, captivating, sincere ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: chosen one, wizards and magicians, magical, young heroes, supernatural ability, wizards, magic, bravery, good versus evil, witch, adventure, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1998, 1990s, year 1997 ...
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.3
 3K
Shiloh (1996)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An abused beagle runs away from his owner. On the road, he meets young Marty Preston and follows him home. The boy immediately forms a bond with the dog and names him Shiloh. His stern father won't let him keep the dog because it belongs to ...
Style: touching, semi serious, feel good, sweet, emotional ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: dog, rescue, animal rescue, pets, family, friendship, hopes, adventure, heroes, small town life, family relations, disorder ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.7
 422
The Zigzag Kid (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: Netherlands, Belgium, UK, Spain, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The son of the world's greatest detective embarks on a high-stakes adventure in this action-packed adaptation of the beloved book by Israeli writer David Grossman. (TIFF)
Style: realistic, touching, serious
Plot: coming of age, escapades, self discovery, family relations, husband wife relationship, friendship, passion, magic, child in peril, rescue, dream, child's point of view ...
Place: europe, france, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: kids, family outing, 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 ⇓
34%
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Hachi: A Dog's Tale (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A drama based on the true story of a college professor's bond with the abandoned dog he takes into his home.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, heartbreaking, sad ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: dog, friendship, animals, life & death, loyalty, friends, pets, family, human animal relationship, loneliness, loss of friend, death ...
Time: contemporary, 1930s
Place: japan, usa, rhode island
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.4
 6K
Bogus (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Recently orphaned, a young boy is taken in by his godmother who is shocked to realize that she can see the boy's imaginary friend: a flamboyant, French magician named Bogus.
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night, teens
Plot: imaginary friend, friendship, magic, orphan, circus, family, bittersweet, youth, wizards and magicians, disorder, friends, death in the family ...
Place: new jersey, las vegas, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Siblings Lucy, Edmund, Susan and Peter step through a magical wardrobe and find the land of Narnia. There, the they discover a charming, once peaceful kingdom that has been plunged into eternal winter by the evil White Witch, Jadis. Aided by the ...
Style: fairy tale, atmospheric, exciting, epic, scenic ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, girls' night
Plot: imaginary kingdom, legends and myths, witch, good versus evil, fantasy world, magical, parallel world, self sacrifice, adventure, talking animals, young heroes, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.5
 1K
Alabama Moon (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After the unexpected death of his survivalist father, an eleven year old boy raised in the Alabama wilderness must learn how to make a home in the modern world.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, exciting, feel good
Audience: family outing
Plot: wilderness, friendship, best friend, family, orphan, life turned upside down, father son relationship, boarding school life, boy, father daughter relationship, survival, adventurer ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: alabama, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.7
 6K
Fluke (1995)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Workaholic Thomas Johnson dies in an auto accident and comes back to life as a dog. Remembering some of who he was, he returns to his wife and son to protect them from the man who caused his accident. But, as time goes by, he remembers more of his ...
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, feel good, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: reincarnation, human becomes animal, dog, talking dog, dog movie, family relations, family life, human becoming an animal, getting home, starting over, afterlife, family ...
Place: united states, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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An Angel for May (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When Tom accidentally travels back in time through a fireplace in a ruined farmhouse he meets May, an orphan who needs help. Now that he knows his friends' fate and his own, he will try to reorder the events and change their history.
Style: touching, serious, emotional, sincere, captivating ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: time travel, world war two, time machine, orphan, imaginary, hopes, youth, changing the past or future, family, wartime life, 12 year old
Time: 21st century, 1940s, 40s, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Three Lives of Thomasina (1963)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Thomasina is the pet cat of Mary McDhui, the daughter of Scottish veterinarian Andrew McDhui. When Thomasina falls ill, McDhui declares that the pet should be put down. But when Mary and her father try to bury the cat, Lori MacGregor (Susan ...
Style: touching, emotional, feel good, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: pets, dealing with death, animal life, cat, veterinarian, family, family life, afterlife, adventure, terminal illness, family relations, village ...
Time: 1910s
Place: scotland, europe, britain, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.6
 546
Heidi (1968)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA, West Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Heidi is an orphaned girl initially raised by her aunt Dete in Maienfeld, Switzerland. In order to get a job in Frankfurt, Dete brings 5-year-old Heidi to her grandfather, who has been at odds with the villagers for years and lives in seclusion on ...
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, uplifting, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: orphan, mountain, family relations, friendship, girl, governess, family life, human spirit, optimism, friends, disability, nanny ...
Time: 19th century
Place: switzerland, europe, swiss alps, alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.8
 36K
The Witches (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A young boy named Luke and his grandmother go on vacation only to discover their hotel is hosting an international witch convention, where the Grand High Witch is unveiling her master plan to turn all children into mice. Will Luke fall victim to the ...
Style: humorous, fairy tale, atmospheric, semi serious, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens, horror for children
Plot: witch, hotel, adventure, mouse, good versus evil, young heroes, chocolate, magic, coven, supernatural, heroic mission, wizards and magicians ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: england, europe, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.1
 72K
Inkheart (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany, UK, USA, Italy
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The adventures of a father and his young daughter, in their search for a long lost book that will help reunite a missing, close relative.
Style: touching, exciting, stylized, tense, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, horror for children, kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: adventure, adventurer, imaginary, fictional reality, book, wizards, parents and children, family, young heroes, family relations, disappearance, real world ...
Time: middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Thomas and the Magic Railroad (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA, Isle Of Man
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Mr. Conductor's supply of magic gold dust, which allows him to travel between Shining Time and Thomas's island, is critically low. Unfortunately, he doesn't know how to get more. Meanwhile, Thomas is fending off attacks by the nasty ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, entertaining, whimsical, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: train, imaginary kingdom, friendship, family, adventure, rivalry, danger, escapades, rescue, good versus evil, youth, young heroes ...
Time: 2000s
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.0
 76K
Holes (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Stanley's family is cursed with bad luck. Unfairly sentenced to months of detention at Camp Green Lake, he and his campmates are forced by the warden to dig holes in order to build character. What they don't know is that they are digging ...
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, light, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens, girls' night
Plot: treasure hunt, adventure, theft, digging, destiny, misfit, warden, curse, excavation, judge, family, camp ...
Time: 1890s, 1900s, 60s, 1850s, 19th century ...
Place: texas, latvia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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