Movies like Hugo

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Hugo (2011)
 7.5
 276K
Hugo (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
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: sentimental, touching, stylized, epic, serious, realistic, captivating, exciting, fairy tale, breathtaking ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: orphan, filmmaking, friendship, clock, kids in trouble, magical, family, adventure, hopes, robot, loss, secret, railway station, destiny, library, leg brace, boy, museum, toy, doberman, hiding, friends, youth, danger, street kid ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, post world war one, 1930s, 1920s
Place: france, europe, paris france

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Most similar movies to Hugo

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out fairy tale, serious, stylized and light films with plots about family, mentor, adventure, storytelling, youth, friendship and runaway mostly in Family, Adventure and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Hugo: Bridge to Terabithia (2007), Pan (2015), The Thief Lord (2006), The Secret Garden (1993), The Jungle Book (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Harry, Ron and Hermione return to Hogwarts for another magic-filled year. Harry comes face to face with danger yet again, this time in the form of escaped convict, Sirius Black – and turns to sympathetic Professor Lupin for help.
Style: exciting, twists and turns, stylized, serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: magical, wizards and magicians, supernatural ability, friendship, good versus evil, boarding school life, school, chosen one, young heroes, witch, family, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, year 1994, year 1993
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Bridge to Terabithia (2007)
Genre: Adventure, 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
Plot: friendship, loneliness, imaginary, escape from reality, social misfits, magical, childhood, loss of friend, secret, imaginary kingdom, classmates, tragic event ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 5.8
 54K
Pan (2015)
Genre: Adventure, 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, serious, stylized, exciting, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: fantasy world, pirate, orphan, imaginary, magic, mermaid, flying, adventure, imaginary kingdom, island, young heroes, escapades ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 18th century, future
Place: mine, 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, serious
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: mischievous children, orphan, friendship, imaginary, escapades, nun, adventure, gang, secret, family, siblings relations, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: italy, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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The Secret Garden (1993)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: 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, serious, atmospheric, sentimental, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: orphan, countryside, friendship, garden, secret, girl, childhood, servant, little girl, uncle, self discovery, imagination ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 18th century
Place: india, england, europe, yorkshire, liverpool ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.4
 232K
The Jungle Book (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A man-cub named Mowgli fostered by wolves. After a threat from the tiger Shere Khan, Mowgli is forced to flee the jungle, by which he embarks on a journey of self discovery with the help of the panther, Bagheera and the free-spirited bear, Baloo.
Style: serious, intense, entertaining, scenic, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: orphan, jungle, adventure, friendship, dangerous animal, good versus evil, family, feral child, animals, mischievous children, courage, greed ...
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 8.0
 381K
Big Fish (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Throughout his life Edward Bloom has always been a man of big appetites, enormous passions and tall tales. In his later years, he remains a huge mystery to his son, William. Now, to get to know the real man, Will begins piecing together a true ...
Style: sentimental, surreal, offbeat, feel good, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: fantasy world, witch, parents and children, mermaid, fish, escapades, true love, adventure, fishing, father son relationship, cancer, circus ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 30s, 40s, 50s ...
Place: usa, texas, alabama, morocco, cuba ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.9
 60K
Peter Pan (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: UK, Australia, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In stifling Edwardian London, Wendy Darling mesmerizes her brothers every night with bedtime tales of swordplay, swashbuckling and the fearsome Captain Hook. But the children become the heroes of an even greater story, when Peter Pan flies into ...
Style: feel good, exciting, captivating, fairy tale, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, pirate, fairy, first love, childhood, imaginary, imaginary kingdom, fantasy world, parents and children, mermaid, young heroes, magic ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: europe, london, big ben london
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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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, offbeat, serious ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: loneliness, island, mischievous children, creature, imaginary kingdom, adventure, anger, puppets, magical, family, childhood, young heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 153 min.
Story: As Harry begins his sixth year at Hogwarts, he discovers an old book marked as 'Property of the Half-Blood Prince', and begins to learn more about Lord Voldemort's dark past.
Style: exciting, twists and turns, serious, stylized, scary ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: witch, young heroes, magical, wizards and magicians, supernatural ability, school, chosen one, boarding school life, good versus evil, werewolf, betrayal, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1996, 1990s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Belgium
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: kids, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, time travel, orphan, boarding school life, riddles and clues, imaginary, fantasy world, transformation, youth, destiny, monster, boarding school ...
Time: 1940s, year 1943
Place: england, wales, florida, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Neverending Story II: The Next Chapter (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Once again, Bastian is transported to the world of Fantasia which he recently managed to save from destruction. However, the land is now being destroyed by an evil sorceress, Xayide, so he must join up with Atreyu and face the Emptiness once more.
Style: semi serious, feel good, stylized, offbeat, touching ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: fantasy world, book, good versus evil, sorceress, giant, dragon, reading, adventure, friendship, empress, invisibility, family ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.9
 257K
Jumanji (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When siblings Judy and Peter discover an enchanted board game that opens the door to a magical world, they unwittingly invite Alan -- an adult who's been trapped inside the game for 26 years -- into their living room. Alan's only hope for ...
Style: exciting, entertaining, humorous, offbeat, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: adventure, getting home, jungle, mischievous children, young heroes, disappearance, family, danger, parallel world, board game, magic, disorder ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 90s, 60s, year 1969 ...
Place: usa, new hampshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 157 min.
Story: Harry starts his fourth year at Hogwarts, competes in the treacherous Triwizard Tournament and faces the evil Lord Voldemort. Ron and Hermione help Harry manage the pressure – but Voldemort lurks, awaiting his chance to destroy Harry and all that ...
Style: exciting, twists and turns, stylized, serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: magical, chosen one, school, friendship, wizards and magicians, witch, boarding school life, supernatural ability, boarding school, curses spells and rituals, family, best friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1995, 1990s, year 1994
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
FairyTale: A True Story (1997)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
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, humorous, semi serious, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: fairy, friendship, family, miraculous event, heroes, hopes, family relations, single parent, supernatural ability, love and romance, train, disorder ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1917
Place: england, london, europe, yorkshire, africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: exciting, stylized, serious, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: young heroes, wizards and magicians, chosen one, supernatural ability, magical, invisibility, best friends, adventure, magic, witch, teleportation, werewolf ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, year 1998
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.8
 18K
Curly Sue (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Bill Dancer and his young companion Curly Sue are the classic homeless folks with hearts of gold. Their scams are aimed not at turning a profit, but at getting enough to eat. When they scam the rich and beautiful Grey Ellison into believing she ...
Style: sentimental, touching, humorous, sweet, realistic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, chick flick, teens
Plot: orphan, family, daughter, cons and scams, friendship, urban, rich and poor, little girl, society, school, hugging, single father ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK
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: atmospheric, exciting, fairy tale, epic, scenic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, witch, good versus evil, family, fantasy world, young heroes, magical, parallel world, adventure, self sacrifice, king, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: dungeon, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 5.7
 6K
Andre (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The true story of how a marine seal named Andre befriended a little girl and her family, circa 1962.
Style: feel good, semi serious, sentimental, touching, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, chick flick
Plot: friendship, small town, rescue, family, coming of age, adventure, best friends, mischievous children, school, young heroes, getting home, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 1960s, year 1962
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.9
 60K
Free Willy (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA, France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When maladjusted orphan Jesse vandalizes a theme park, he is placed with foster parents and must work at the park to make amends. There he meets Willy, a young Orca whale who has been separated from his family. Sensing kinship, they form a bond and, ...
Style: sentimental, touching, uplifting, feel good, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: social worker, killer whale, captivity, friendship, family, human animal relationship, adventure, freedom, rescue, animal life, ocean or sea, animals ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Back to the Secret Garden (2000)
Genre: Adventure, 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: serious, feel good, sentimental, atmospheric
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: orphan, young heroes, family, adventure, obsessive quest, estate, save the day, escapades, youth, friendship, parents and children, destiny ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.5
 58K
City of Ember (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: For generations, the people of the City of Ember have flourished in an amazing world of glittering lights. But Ember's once powerful generator is failing and the great lamps that illuminate the city are starting to flicker. Now, two teenagers, ...
Style: exciting, serious, futuristic, light, bad ending ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: adventure, ancient mystery, mayor, underground, young heroes, steampunk, family, puzzle, save the day, chases and races, scientist, danger ...
Time: future
Place: mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: parallel world, fantasy world, adventure, orphan, magical, experiment, best friends, journey, chosen one, animal, polar bear, compass ...
Place: england, oxford university
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 6.6
 8K
Black Beauty (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The fates of horses, and the people who own and command them, are revealed as Black Beauty narrates the circle of his life.
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, captivating, breathtaking ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: horse, pets, family, friendship, adventure, animal life, getting home, injustice, hopes, friends, courage, compassion ...
Time: victorian, 19th century, 1870s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.7
 364
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: serious, touching, realistic
Plot: coming of age, uncover truth, self discovery, youth, family relations, mysterious character, escapades, chocolate bar, chocolate, 13 year old, thief, magician ...
Place: europe, holland, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK, USA, Germany
Duration: 161 min.
Story: Ignoring threats to his life, Harry returns to Hogwarts to investigate – aided by Ron and Hermione – a mysterious series of attacks.
Style: exciting, twists and turns, semi serious, humorous, stylized ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: witch, magical, wizards and magicians, chosen one, school, supernatural ability, boarding school life, best friends, giant, curses spells and rituals, friendship, adventure ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, year 1992, year 1993
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Germany
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, humorous, semi serious, stylized, dark humor ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: orphan, inheritance, adventure, danger, dishonesty, escapades, death in the family, child abuse, attempted murder, murder, loss of parent, young heroes ...
Time: 1940s
Place: peru
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.8
 24K
Max (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, War
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A dog that helped soldiers in Afghanistan returns to the U.S. and is adopted by his handler's family after suffering a traumatic experience.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, emotional, suspense ...
Audience: family outing, chick flick
Plot: dog, family, teenage life, youth, friendship, pets, adventure, betrayal, rescue, escapades, family bonds, military ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, afghanistan, iraq, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: feel good, semi serious, humorous, touching, offbeat ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: friendship, toy comes to life, adventure, coming of age, family, mischievous children, young heroes, parallel world, puppet, good versus evil, toys, child as adult ...
Time: 18th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Into the West (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Accused of a crime they didn't commit, two city kids and a magical horse are about to become the coolest outlaws ever to ride Into The West.
Style: feel good, semi serious, touching, enigmatic, light ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: friendship, adventure, family, young heroes, rescue, stallion, chase, parents and children, siblings relations, family relations, single parent, on the run ...
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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