Movies like The Iron Giant

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The Iron Giant (1999)
 8.0
 173K
The Iron Giant (1999)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In the small town of Rockwell, Maine in October 1957, a giant metal machine befriends a nine-year-old boy and ultimately finds its humanity by unselfishly saving people from their own fears and prejudices.
Style: touching, exciting, sentimental, semi serious, stylized, feel good, humorous, twists and turns, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: androids and robots, benign alien, friendship, prejudice, giant robots, small town, self sacrifice, giant, cold war, adventure, giant robot, childhood, family, paranoia, army, fear, fish out of water, meteorite, runaway, loneliness, space and aliens, unlikely friendships, bittersweet, alien, youth ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1957
Place: maine, usa

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Most similar movies to The Iron Giant

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, sweet, clever and visually appealing films with plots about childhood, computer animation, storytelling, destiny, mentor, runaway and adventure mostly in Animation, Family and Adventure genres. Some movies like The Iron Giant: Big Hero 6 (2014), Treasure Planet (2002), The Incredibles (2004), Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001), Meet the Robinsons (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.8
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Big Hero 6 (2014)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The special bond that develops between plus-sized inflatable robot Baymax, and prodigy Hiro Hamada, who team up with a group of friends to form a band of high-tech heroes.
Style: exciting, touching, feel good, sweet, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: friendship, disney, robot, heroes, young heroes, superhero, androids and robots, adventure, boy genius, imaginary, child prodigy, friends ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: san francisco, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 7.2
 103K
Treasure Planet (2002)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When space galleon cabin boy Jim Hawkins discovers a map to an intergalactic "loot of a thousand worlds," a cyborg cook named John Silver teaches him to battle supernovas and space storms. But, soon, Jim realizes Silver is a pirate intent ...
Style: exciting, fairy tale, semi serious, futuristic, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: pirate, outer space, adventure, space travel, steampunk, androids and robots, spacecraft, treasure hunt, adventurer, alien, treasure, disney ...
Time: future, 18th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 659K
The Incredibles (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Bob Parr has given up his superhero days to log in time as an insurance adjuster and raise his three children with his formerly heroic wife in suburbia. But when he receives a mysterious assignment, it's time to get back into costume.
Style: exciting, entertaining, humorous, touching, stylized ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: superhero, secret identity, heroes, disney, adventure, good versus evil, superhuman powers, family, disguise, family relations, parents and children, rescue ...
Time: 1950s, 1960s, 60s, 50s, year 1962
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The world's most highly qualified crew of archaeologists and explorers is led by historian Milo Thatch as they board the incredible 1,000-foot submarine Ulysses and head deep into the mysteries of the sea.
Style: atmospheric, exciting, serious, stylized, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: atlantis, adventure, adventurer, ancient mystery, princess, expedition, scientist, underwater, beast, king, heroes, disney ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1914
Place: iceland, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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%
 6.3
 33K
Astro Boy (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Set in the futuristic Metro City, Astro Boy (Atom) is a young robot with incredible powers created by a brilliant scientist in the image of the son he had lost. Unable to fulfill his creator's expectations, Astro embarks on a journey in search ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, humorous, feel good, stylized ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, androids and robots, superhero, heroes, robot, family in danger, space and aliens, evil force, hi-tech, family, danger, goodhearted ...
Time: future
Place: tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.4
 1.0M
WALL·E (2008)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: WALL·E is the last robot left on an Earth that has been overrun with garbage and all humans have fled to outer space. For 700 years he has continued to try and clean up the mess, but has developed some rather interesting human-like qualities. When ...
Style: feel good, exciting, futuristic, touching, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: loneliness, robot, outer space, adventure, future dystopia, happy ending, ecological disaster, space travel, imaginary, spacecraft, earth, contamination ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.8
 98K
Brother Bear (2003)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When an impulsive boy named Kenai is magically transformed into a bear, he must literally walk in another's footsteps until he learns some valuable life lessons. His courageous and often zany journey introduces him to a forest full of wildlife, ...
Style: touching, humorous, feel good, semi serious, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, girls' night
Plot: friendship, talking animals, adventure, disney, hunting, human becomes animal, grizzly bear, animals, brother brother relationship, family, bear, bear attack ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times, 1890s
Place: alaska, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Mars Needs Moms (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When Martians suddenly abduct his mom, mischievous Milo rushes to the rescue and discovers why all moms are so special.
Style: touching, sentimental, entertaining, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, teens, girls' night
Plot: disney, adventure, mars, boy, young heroes, parents and children, evil alien, guilt, alien, mother son relationship, abduction, computer animation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 92K
Home (2015)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When Earth is taken over by the overly-confident Boov, an alien race in search of a new place to call home, all humans are promptly relocated, while all Boov get busy reorganizing the planet. But when one resourceful girl, Tip, manages to avoid ...
Style: light, exciting, emotional, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night
Plot: adventure, friendship, alien, benign alien, imaginary, save the world, disney, family, odd couple, escapades, danger, computer animation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: usa, australia, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 620K
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: emotional, cerebral, inspirational, motivational, touching ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family, life philosophy, disney, childhood, happy ending, family relations, coming of age, memory, imaginary, joy, creativity, dream ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: san francisco, minnesota, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 5.7
 86K
Chicken Little (2005)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: When the sky really is falling and sanity has flown the coop, who will rise to save the day? Together with his hysterical band of misfit friends, Chicken Little must hatch a plan to save the planet from alien invasion and prove that the world's ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, light, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: disney, young heroes, friendship, alien, spacecraft, fish, adventure, family, small town, chicken, parents and children, danger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (2001)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Spain
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Jimmy Neutron is a boy genius and way ahead of his friends, but when it comes to being cool, he's a little behind. All until one day when his parents, and parents all over Earth are kidnapped by aliens, it's up to him to lead all the ...
Style: humorous, feel good, witty, clever, stylized ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: rescue, alien, battle, battles, heroic mission, young heroes, evil alien, youth, inventions and discoveries, disorder, computer animation, genius ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Transformers: The Movie (1986)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The Autobots must stop a colossal planet-consuming robot who goes after the Autobot Matrix of Leadership. At the same time, they must defend themselves against an all-out attack from the Decepticons.
Style: stylized, semi serious, exciting, suspenseful, humorous ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens
Plot: robot, destiny, androids and robots, leadership, heroes, hopes, hate, battles, chosen one, prophecy, mind control, space wars ...
Time: 21st century, future, 2000s, year 2005, 80s
⇓ 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, 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 ⇓
100%
Monsters vs. Aliens (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When Susan Murphy is unwittingly clobbered by a meteor full of outer space gunk on her wedding day, she mysteriously grows to 49-feet-11-inches. The military jumps into action and captures Susan, secreting her away to a covert government compound. ...
Style: exciting, feel good, humorous, semi serious, psychotronic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: giant, mutant, evil alien, monster, supernatural, superhuman powers, alien, adventure, family, save the world, superhero, good versus evil ...
Place: san francisco, usa, japan, california, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 133K
Robots (2005)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Australia, UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Rodney Copperbottom is a young robot inventor who dreams of making the world a better place, until the evil Ratchet takes over Big Weld Industries. Now, Rodney's dreams – and those of his friends – are in danger of becoming obsolete.
Style: feel good, exciting, stylized, futuristic, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: androids and robots, adventure, kids and family, misfit, partners, social misfits, fighting the system, computer animation, inventor, powerful corporation, escapades, robot ...
Time: 21st century, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 37K
The Ant Bully (2006)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Fed up with being targeted by the neighborhood bully, 10-year-old Lucas Nickle vents his frustrations on the anthill in his front yard ... until the insects shrink him to the size of a bug with a magic elixir. Convicted of "crimes against the ...
Style: humorous, exciting, feel good, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers, girls' night ...
Plot: ant, friendship, rescue, bully, shrinking, adventure, family, self discovery, children, vengeance, computer animation, animal life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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%
 6.7
 160K
Over the Hedge (2006)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A scheming raccoon fools a mismatched family of forest creatures into helping him repay a debt of food, by invading the new suburban sprawl that popped up while they were hibernating – and learns a lesson about family himself.
Style: exciting, humorous, funny, satirical, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: squirrel, talking animals, adventure, animal life, rescue, heroic mission, suburbs, fight back, fish out of water, cons and scams, danger, leader ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: indiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.6
 22K
Open Season 2 (2008)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 76 min.
Story: After falling head over hooves in love with Giselle, Elliot's road to the altar takes a slight detour when Mr. Weenie is kidnapped by a group of pampered pets determined to return him to his owners.
Style: humorous, feel good, colourful, funny, not serious ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing, teens
Plot: adventure, deer, animal life, friendship, escapades, dachshund, bear, talking animals, forest, computer animation, getting home, odd couple ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 819K
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, funny, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, date night
Plot: friendship, monster, adventure, imaginary, creature, rivalry, parallel world, friends, misfit, invisibility, kidnapping, villain ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: himalaya
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (2013)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After the disastrous food storm in the first film, Flint and his friends are forced to leave the town. Flint accepts the invitation from his idol Chester V to join The Live Corp Company, which has been tasked to clean the island, and where the best ...
Style: feel good, exciting, colourful, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, teens
Plot: scientist, adventure, inventor, friendship, food, technology gone awry, danger, chaos and mayhem, island, save the day, family, computer animation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, year 2013
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.5
 444K
Ice Age (2002)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK, Australia
Duration: 81 min.
Story: With the impending ice age almost upon them, a mismatched trio of prehistoric critters – Manny the woolly mammoth, Diego the saber-toothed tiger and Sid the giant sloth – find an orphaned infant and decide to return it to its human parents. ...
Style: touching, road movie, feel good, humorous, not serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens, date night
Plot: talking animals, rescue, friendship, adventure, unlikely friendships, journey, creature, family, caveman, animal life, life risking, odd couple ...
Time: stone age, prehistoric times, prehistory, prehistoric
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 267K
A Bug's Life (1998)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: On behalf of "oppressed bugs everywhere," an inventive ant named Flik hires a troupe of warrior bugs to defend his bustling colony from a horde of freeloading grasshoppers led by the evil-minded Hopper.
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, witty, stylized ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, good versus evil, talking animals, teamwork, deception, villain, exploitation, danger, misfit, adventure, fight, threat ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 143K
Bee Movie (2007)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Barry B. Benson, a bee who has just graduated from college, is disillusioned at his lone career choice: making honey. On a special trip outside the hive, Barry's life is saved by Vanessa, a florist in New York City. As their relationship ...
Style: humorous, feel good, entertaining, light, absurd ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: bee, animal life, family, culture clash, computer animation, fighting the system, adventure, flower shop, florist, beehive, friendship, redemption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Horton Hears a Who! (2008)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: One day, Horton the elephant hears a cry from help coming from a speck of dust. Even though he can't see anyone on the speck, he decides to help it. As it turns out, the speck of dust is home to the Whos, who live in their city of Whoville. ...
Style: feel good, light, colourful, funny, humorous ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing, toddlers
Plot: talking animals, adventure, determination, friendship, jungle, elephant, rescue, friends, fantasy world, family, goofy hero, save the day ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 165K
Mary and Max (2009)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A tale of friendship between two unlikely pen pals: Mary, a lonely, eight-year-old girl living in the suburbs of Melbourne, and Max, a forty-four-year old, severely obese man living in New York. In the mid-1970's, a homely, friendless ...
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, sentimental, stylized ...
Plot: loneliness, social misfits, friendship, letter, depression, correspondence, unlikely friendships, neighbor, asperger's syndrome, mental illness, suffering, young woman ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: australia, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 40K
Balto (1995)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, History
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 78 min.
Story: An outcast half-wolf risks his life to prevent a deadly epidemic from ravaging Nome, Alaska.
Style: sentimental, feel good, suspenseful, exciting, sincere ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: wolf, dog, rivalry, dog sled, adventure, danger, daring rescue, goose, against the odds, courage, save the day, family ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 1990s, 90s ...
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 940K
Up (2009)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Carl Fredricksen spent his entire life dreaming of exploring the globe and experiencing life to its fullest. But at age 78, life seems to have passed him by, until a twist of fate (and a persistent 8-year old Wilderness Explorer named Russell) gives ...
Style: feel good, exciting, touching, sweet, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, loneliness, family, follow your dream, journey, friendship, unlikely friendships, obsessive quest, friends, dog, talking animals, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, south america, mount everest, venezuela
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%