Movies like James and the Giant Peach

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James and the Giant Peach (1996)
 6.7
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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, stylized, scary, exciting, offbeat, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: magic, surrealism, orphan, giant, adventure, aunt, friendship, young heroes, family, youth, wish come true, adventurer, danger, buddies, escapades, stranger, child protagonist, ocean or sea, friends, imaginary kingdom, hopes, animal life, imaginary, child in peril, unhappy ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, manhattan new york city, manhattan, new york city, new york, empire state building manhattan new york city

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Most similar movies to James and the Giant Peach

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out semi serious, humorous, feel good and fairy tale films with plots about adventure, escapades, family, youth, imaginary, friendship and friends mostly in Animation, Family and Fantasy genres. Some movies like James and the Giant Peach: The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993), The Jungle Book (1967), Arthur and the Invisibles (2006), Coraline (2009), The Boxtrolls (2014). 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, dark fantasy, dark, surreal, stylized ...
Audience: horror for children, kids, family outing
Plot: halloween, christmas, imaginary kingdom, imaginary, goth, holiday, objects come to life, fish out of water, good versus evil, loneliness, monster, nightmare ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
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78%
 7.6
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The Jungle Book (1967)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: The boy Mowgli makes his way to the man-village with Bagheera, the wise panther. Along the way he meets jazzy King Louie, the hypnotic snake Kaa and the lovable, happy-go-lucky bear Baloo, who teaches Mowgli "The Bare Necessities" of life ...
Style: touching, feel good, fairy tale, funny, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: disney, jungle, talking animals, feral child, adventure, orphan, animal life, friendship, human animal relationship, young heroes, conflict, mischievous children ...
Time: 1890s, 19th century
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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%
 7.7
 207K
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, ...
Style: surreal, gothic, dark fantasy, dark, scary ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, horror for children
Plot: parallel world, heroine, weirdo, talking animals, monster, adventure, alternate reality, family, danger, rescue, secret place, save the day ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oregon, usa, michigan, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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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: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, fantasy world, good versus evil, friendship, young heroes, prejudice, steampunk, family, danger, escapades, disorder, fish out of water ...
Time: victorian, victorian era
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return (2013)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA, India
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Dorothy wakes up in post-tornado Kansas, only to be whisked back to Oz to try to save her old friends the Scarecrow, the Lion, the Tin Man and Glinda from a devious new villain, the Jester. Wiser the owl, Marshal Mallow, China Princess and Tugg the ...
Style: semi serious, exciting, feel good, fairy tale, 3d animation ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: imaginary, danger, 11 year old, friends, adventure, imaginary kingdom, objects come to life, magic, witch, curses spells and rituals, computer animation, wizard of oz ...
Place: kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Water Babies (1978)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: Poland, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: This children's fantasy tells the story of a 12-year-old boy who discovers a complex underwater world where young children are held prisoner by an evil shark and an eel.
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: ocean, orphan, lobster, imaginary, babies and infants, youth, young heroes, rivalry, daring rescue, family, heroes, escapades ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1850s
Place: europe, england, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The little prince (2015)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: France, Canada, Italy, USA, China
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Based on the best-seller book 'The Little Prince', the movie tells the story of a little girl that lives with resignation in a world where efficiency and work are the only dogmas. Everything will change when accidentally she discovers her ...
Style: fairy tale, stylized, colourful, semi serious, touching ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers
Plot: adventure, imaginary, little boy, friends, philosophy, life philosophy, little girl, prince, surrealism, self discovery, escapades, imaginary kingdom ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: gothic, atmospheric, stylized, feel good, surreal ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: love and romance, adventure, true love, obsessive quest, heroes, escapades, romance, young heroes, imaginary, relationships, youth, loneliness ...
Time: 19th century
Place: europe, edinburgh scotland, canada
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75%
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Epic (2013)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Ireland
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 kingdom, imaginary, adventure, good versus evil, teenage life, friendship, save the kingdom, young heroes, protector, talking animals, in the woods, queen ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Care Bears Movie (1985)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: The Care Bears have their work cut out for them, because Nicolas, a lonely magician's assistant, is about to fall under the evil influence of a bad spirit who lives in an ancient magic book -- it seems Nicolas will do just about anything for ...
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, feel good, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, toddlers, preschoolers, teens ...
Plot: animal life, friendship, talking animals, orphan, good versus evil, family, adventure, siblings relations, wish come true, rescue, imaginary, imaginary kingdom ...
Time: 80s
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42%
 6.4
 23K
Pete's Dragon (1977)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Pete, a young orphan, runs away to a Maine fishing town with his best friend a lovable, sometimes invisible dragon named Elliott! When they are taken in by a kind lighthouse keeper, Nora, and her father, Elliott's prank playing lands them in ...
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, family relations, small town, orphan, presumed dead, invisibility, part animation, dragon, adventure, family, imaginary, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s, 90s
Place: maine, usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Disney Princess Enchanted Tales: Follow Your Dreams (2007)
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 56 min.
Story: Your little princess will want to follow her dreams as she tags along on an adventure with two of Disney's most popular princesses in this new animated fairy tale. Aurora, star of the beloved classic Sleeping Beauty, and Jasmine, from the ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, fairy tale, anthology ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: disney princess, friendship, adventure, follow your dream, heroes, wish come true, young heroes, imaginary, self discovery, youth, danger, family ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Return to Never Land (2002)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada, Australia
Duration: 72 min.
Story: The classic tale of 'Peter Pan' continues in Disney's sequel 'Return to Never Land'. In 1940 on a world besieged by World War II, Wendy, now grown up, has two children, one of them is her daughter, Jane.
Style: fairy tale, exciting, humorous, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, girls' night, teens
Plot: fairy, imaginary kingdom, pirate, heroes, kidnapping, friendship, world war two, adventure, family, mischievous children, young heroes, imaginary ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 1950s, 50s ...
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Care Bears Movie II: A New Generation (1986)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: This animated adventure goes back in time to the Care Bears' first-ever Caring Mission, when True Heart Bear and Noble Heart Horse touch down on Earth to boost the spirits of some unhappy kids at summer camp. But the evil Dark Heart has other ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, 2d animation, dark ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, teens
Plot: summer camp, good versus evil, rescue, orphan, family, kids and family, friendship, disorder, family relations, animal life, heroic mission, fish out of water ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Jungle Book 2 (2003)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Musical
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Mowgli, missing the jungle and his old friends, runs away from the man village unaware of the danger he's in by going back to the wild.
Style: feel good, exciting, entertaining, stylized, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, teens, girls' night
Plot: jungle, tiger, adventure, wolf, feral child, orphan, rescue, bear, friendship, family, leaving home, danger ...
Time: 20th century
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: feel good, exciting, humorous, semi serious, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: imaginary kingdom, young heroes, heroic mission, friendship, adventure, imaginary, rescue, family relations, danger, good versus evil, princess, heroes ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Christmas Is Here Again (2007)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: When the evil Krad steals Santa's toy bag, he crushes the holiday spirit- and over time, the world's children forget all about Christmas. Now, a wide-eyed orphan and her band of friends will embark on the polar adventure of a lifetime, as ...
Style: exciting, stylized, humorous, feel good, offbeat ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: orphan, christmas, adventure, animal life, imaginary kingdom, wish come true, fish out of water, heroic mission, optimism, escapades, goofy hero, imaginary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Pinocchio (2012)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: Italy, Luxembourg, France, Belgium
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Geppetto the carpenter carves the object of his hidden desires out of a log: a puppet that will keep him company and will be like a son to him. He will call him Pinocchio. Imagine his surprise when he discovers that the puppet moves, as if by magic, ...
Style: fairy tale, sincere, light, feel good, captivating ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: adventure, escapades, parents and children, young heroes, youth, pinocchio, puppet, education, transformation, carpenter, friendship, wish fulfillment ...
Time: 19th century
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Azur & Asmar: The Princes' Quest (2006)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: France, Belgium, Spain, Italy, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Once upon a time there were two children nursed by same woman. Azur, a blonde, blue-eyed son of a noblewoman and Asmar, the dark skinned and dark-eyed child of the nurse. As kids, they fought and loved each other as brothers do. As grown ups, they ...
Style: fairy tale, feel good, stylized, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: fairy, imaginary kingdom, genie, obsessive quest, family, imaginary, curses spells and rituals, wish come true, heroes, orphan, friends, siblings relations ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Stuart Little 2 (2002)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Stuart, an adorable white mouse, still lives happily with his adoptive family, the Littles, on the east side of Manhattan's Central Park. More crazy mouse adventures are in store as Stuart, his human brother, George, and their mischievous cat, ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, sweet, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers, girls' night ...
Plot: mouse, friendship, adventure, family, disorder, rescue, danger, escapades, heroic mission, friends, bird, skyscraper ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, new york yankees, manhattan new york city, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story (1993)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Captain New Eyes travels back in time and feeds dinosaurs his Brain Grain cereal, which makes them intelligent and non-violent. They agree to go to the Middle Future in order to grant the wishes of children in New York city. They are to meet Dr. ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, 2d animation, entertaining, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: dinosaur, adventure, friendship, time travel, young heroes, rescue, escapades, disorder, danger, talking animals, heroes, prehistoric creature ...
Time: 90s, prehistory, prehistoric, prehistoric times, year 1993 ...
Place: new york, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
All Dogs Go to Heaven (1989)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: When a casino owning dog named Charlie is murdered by his rival Carface, he finds himself in Heaven basically by default since all dogs go to heaven. However, since he wants to get back at his killer, he cons his way back to the living with the ...
Style: touching, sad, sweet, entertaining, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: afterlife, talking animals, orphan, second chance, adventure, dog, friendship, heaven, animals, rescue, friends, disney ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1939
Place: new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Little Mermaid 2: Return to the Sea (2000)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA, Canada, Australia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, France, Japan, China
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Set several years after the first film, Ariel and Prince Eric are happily married with a daughter, Melody. In order to protect Melody from the Sea Witch, Morgana, they have not told her about her mermaid heritage. Melody is curious and ventures into ...
Style: fairy tale, humorous, semi serious, exciting, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, teens, girls' night ...
Plot: mermaid, disney, imaginary kingdom, wish come true, coming of age, good versus evil, family relations, family, adventure, ocean, danger, dream come true ...
Time: 1830s, 1850s, 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.7
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The BFG (1989)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA, Ireland
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Sophie is snatched from her orphanage early one morning by the BFG (Big Friendly Giant), whom she witnesses engaged in mysterious activities. She is soon put at ease, as she learns that BFG's job is to collect, catalog and deliver pleasant ...
Style: semi serious, exciting, humorous, stylized, 2d animation ...
Audience: preschoolers, kids, family outing
Plot: orphan, good versus evil, dream, orphanage, friends, disorder, heroes, escapades, imaginary, mischievous children, adventure, family ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
My Little Pony: The Movie (1986)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA, Italy, South Korea
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The little ponies send out a search party for Lickity Split and Spike, while the witch Hydia decides to make the Smooze, an unstoppable purple ooze that will eat and destroy everything in its path.
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: heroic mission, curses spells and rituals, imaginary kingdom, wish come true, friendship, animal life, friends, escapades, young heroes, unlikely partners, imaginary, adventure ...
Time: year 1986, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.2
 104K
Paddington (2014)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, France, USA, China
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After a deadly earthquake destroys his home in Peruvian rainforest, a young bear makes his way to England in search of a new home. The bear, dubbed "Paddington" for the london train station, finds shelter with the family of Henry and Mary ...
Style: sweet, touching, humorous, feel good, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: family, adventure, talking animals, kids and family, children, goofy hero, bear, animals, fish out of water, anthropomorphic animal, jungle, escape ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, peru, europe, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
How to Train Your Dragon (2010)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: As the son of a Viking leader on the cusp of manhood, shy Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III faces a rite of passage: he must kill a dragon to prove his warrior mettle. But after downing a feared dragon, he realizes that he no longer wants to destroy it, ...
Style: feel good, exciting, atmospheric, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: dragon, friendship, adventure, unlikely friendships, family, happy ending, vikings, friends, young kid, imaginary, imaginary kingdom, warrior ...
Place: scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Whether we’re young or forever young at heart, the Hundred Acre Wood calls to that place in each of us that still believes in magic. Join pals Pooh, Piglet, Kanga, Roo, Owl, Rabbit, Tigger and Christopher Robin as they enjoy their days together ...
Style: humorous, feel good, fairy tale, sweet, light ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: disney, winnie the pooh, friends, adventure, friendship, goofy hero, respect, disorder, goodhearted, childhood, cartoon bear, talking animals ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Pirate Fairy (2014)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Zarina, a smart and ambitious dust-keeper fairy who’s captivated by Blue Pixie Dust and its endless possibilities, flees Pixie Hollow and joins forces with the scheming pirates of Skull Rock, who make her captain of their ship. Tinker Bell and her ...
Style: fairy tale, feel good, exciting, light, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: fairy, pirate, adventure, imaginary kingdom, imaginary, friendship, curses spells and rituals, family, danger, female protagonist, magic, ship ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%