Movies like Journey to the Center of the Earth

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Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008)
 5.8
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Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: On a quest to find out what happened to his missing brother, a scientist, his nephew and their mountain guide discover a fantastic and dangerous lost world in the center of the earth.
Style: exciting, twists and turns, tense, humorous, breathtaking, entertaining, serious, suspenseful, semi serious, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: fantasy world, expedition, adventurer, dinosaur, adventure, volcano, obsessive quest, cave, danger, natural disaster, imaginary, mysterious place, rescue, research, chase, mine, heroic mission, fish, mummy, teenage life, twists & turns, map, diary, good versus evil, jungle ...
Time: contemporary, 19th century, prehistoric times, prehistoric, 21st century
Place: iceland, europe, italy

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Most similar movies to Journey to the Center of the Earth

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, humorous, entertaining and semi serious films with plots about adventure, escapades, danger, heroes, chase, mentor and family mostly in Adventure, Action and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Journey to the Center of the Earth: The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008), Jumanji (1995), City of Ember (2008), Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (2013), Race to Witch Mountain (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Sean Anderson partners with his mom's boyfriend on a mission to find his grandfather, who is thought to be missing on a mythical island.
Style: semi serious, exciting, stylized, suspenseful, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: adventure, fantasy world, island, jungle, gold, lost city, atlantis, legends and myths, rescue, escapades, mission, dinosaur ...
Time: 19th century
Place: hawaii
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96%
The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Upon moving into the run-down Spiderwick Estate with their mother, twin brothers Jared and Simon Grace, along with their sister Mallory, find themselves pulled into an alternate world full of faeries and other creatures.
Style: fairy tale, semi serious, exciting, entertaining, scary ...
Audience: horror for children, kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: fairy, fantasy world, magical creature, siblings relations, adventure, imaginary, family relations, imaginary kingdom, twins, magical, goblin, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
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Jumanji (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, 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, offbeat, humorous, light ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids, teens, horror for children
Plot: fantasy world, adventure, jungle, board game, mischievous children, childhood, young heroes, getting home, disappearance, parallel world, magic, danger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 19th century, 60s, 1960s ...
Place: usa, new hampshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 6.5
 63K
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, suspense, stylized, futuristic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: post apocalypse, adventure, survival, danger, ancient mystery, uncover truth, puzzle, cave, save the day, steampunk, mayor, book ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Accident prone teenager, Percy discovers he's actually a demi-God, the son of Poseidon, and he is needed when Zeus' lightning is stolen. Percy must master his new found skills in order to prevent a war between the Gods that could devastate ...
Style: exciting, epic, humorous, semi serious, stylized ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: superhuman powers, legends and myths, young heroes, adventure, greek mythology, best friends, monster, demi god, teenage life, good versus evil, heroes, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa, taj mahal, new jersey, big ben london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set in the late 1870's - A woman hires an anthropologist/adventurer to track down her husband, who has disappeared while searching for an elusive passage to the center of the earth
Style: exciting, semi serious, humorous, suspenseful, psychotronic
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: adventure, adventurer, danger, daring rescue, heroic mission, travel, anthropologist, wilderness, foot chase, missing person, escapades, tour guide ...
Time: 19th century, prehistoric times
Place: alaska, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In their quest to confront the ultimate evil, Percy and his friends battle swarms of mythical creatures to find the mythical Golden Fleece and to stop an ancient evil from rising.
Style: exciting, stylized, epic, semi serious, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: mythology, young heroes, superhuman powers, fantasy world, adventure, friendship, heroic mission, demi god, artifact, greek mythology, youth, imaginary kingdom ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Race to Witch Mountain (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A taxi driver gets more than he bargained for when he picks up two teen runaways. Not only does the pair possess supernatural powers, but they're also trying desperately to escape people who have made them their targets.
Style: semi serious, exciting, atmospheric, entertaining, futuristic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: alien, adventure, benign alien, ufo, teleportation, young heroes, evil alien, spacecraft, taxi driver, supernatural ability, laser, bounty hunter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: usa, nevada, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.0
 389K
The Mummy (1999)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK, Morocco
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Dashing legionnaire Rick O'Connell and his companion, Beni stumble upon the hidden ruins of Hamunaptra while in the midst of a battle in 1923, 3,000 years after Imhotep has suffered a fate worse than death – his body will remain undead for ...
Style: exciting, scary, semi serious, entertaining, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: archaeology, mummy, treasure hunt, adventurer, archaeologist, deadly creature, ancient egypt, adventure, tomb, curses spells and rituals, treasure, supernatural ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: egypt, cairo egypt, middle east, africa, north africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.1
 73K
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, wizards, parents and children, book, family, reading, young heroes, family relations, disappearance ...
Time: middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Zathura: A Space Adventure (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: After their father is called into work, two young boys, Walter and Danny, are left in the care of their teenage sister, Lisa, and told they must stay inside. Walter and Danny, who anticipate a boring day, are shocked when they begin playing Zathura, ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, humorous, intense, suspenseful ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, pre-teens, horror for children
Plot: space travel, outer space, adventure, board game, astronaut, when the parents are away, getting home, family, danger, stranded, robot, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Jurassic Park III (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In need of funds for research, Dr. Alan Grant accepts a large sum of money to accompany Paul and Amanda Kirby on an aerial tour of the infamous Isla Sorna. It isn't long before all hell breaks loose and the stranded wayfarers must fight for ...
Style: exciting, intense, suspenseful, suspense, disaster movie ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: dinosaur, adventure, fantasy world, dangerous animal, rescue, island, tyrannosaurus rex, survival, pterodactyl, danger, jungle, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, future
Place: costa rica
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, Spain, Belgium
Duration: 100 min.
Story: 17-year-old Mariah Mundi's life is turned upside down when his parents vanish and his younger brother is kidnapped. Following a trail of clues to the darkly majestic Prince Regent Hotel, Mariah discovers a hidden realm of child-stealing ...
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, entertaining
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: life turned upside down, adventure, adventurer, steampunk, young heroes, escapades, family in danger, teenage life, missing person, chase, youth, supernatural ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1880s
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, Germany, Japan, UK, Hong Kong
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Lara Croft ventures to an underwater temple in search of the mythological Pandora's Box but, after securing it, it is promptly stolen by the villainous leader of a Chinese crime syndicate. Lara must recover the box before the syndicate's ...
Style: exciting, stylized, entertaining, sexy, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: archaeologist, treasure hunt, adventure, fantasy world, archaeology, sexy woman, treasure map, heroic mission, adventurer, good versus evil, danger, save the world ...
Time: 2000s
Place: hong kong, greece, africa, kenya, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.5
 108K
Spy Kids (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Carmen and Juni think their parents are boring. Little do they know that in their day, Gregorio and Ingrid Cortez were the top secret agents from their respective countries. They gave up that life to raise their children. Now, the disappearances of ...
Style: humorous, exciting, light, colourful, intense ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: adventure, young heroes, secret agents, spy, child spy, spies, heroic mission, good versus evil, danger, kidnapping, rescue, children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Four years after Jurassic Park's genetically bred dinosaurs ran amok, multimillionaire John Hammond shocks chaos theorist Ian Malcolm by revealing that Hammond has been breeding more beasties at a secret location. Malcolm, his paleontologist ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, scenic, exciting, tense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: dinosaur, dangerous animal, animal horror, genetic engineering, expedition, rescue, hunting, child in peril, tyrannosaurus rex, paleontology, adventure, survival ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: costa rica, california, san diego california, kenya, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 33K
Nim's Island (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A young girl inhabits an isolated island with her scientist father and communicates with a reclusive author of the novel she's reading.
Style: exciting, feel good, captivating, scenic, colourful ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: island, young heroes, exotic island, family relations, adventure, danger, rescue, agoraphobia, cruise, poacher, isolation, family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, indonesia, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Journey to the Center of the Earth (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
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Story: Remake of Jules Verne's classic story finds adventurers seeking a mysterious hidden land. They are joined by the wife of another man, who had previously gone on a similar expedition and disappeared.
Style: serious, stylized, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: kids, family outing, boys' night, teens, pre-teens
Plot: archaeologist, imaginary kingdom, dinosaur, misfit, rescue, obsessive quest, dangerous animal, heroes, rivalry, space and aliens, deadly, danger ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Land of the Lost (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: On his latest expedition, Dr. Rick Marshall is sucked into a space-time vortex alongside his research assistant and a redneck survivalist. In this alternate universe, the trio make friends with a primate named Chaka, their only ally in a world full ...
Style: funny, humorous, not serious, exciting, toilet humor ...
Plot: adventure, dinosaur, time travel, chase, parody, paleontologist, escapades, portal, danger, partners, survival, misfit ...
Time: prehistory, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Librarian: Quest for the Spear (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When a magical artifact is lifted from his library, a meek librarian sets out to ensure its safe return.
Style: exciting, humorous, entertaining, light, inspirational ...
Audience: family outing, teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: treasure hunt, save the world, archaeology, adventure, friendship, adventurer, friends, good versus evil, heroic mission, escapades, danger, obsessive quest ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
The Librarian: Return to King Solomon's Mines (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After retrieving the Crystal Skull in Utah, Flynn Carsen receives a map in the mail with the secret location of King Solomon's Mines. When the scroll is stolen, Judson explains the power of the Key of Solomon's book and assigns Flynn to ...
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: archaeologist, artifact, adventurer, heroes, treasure hunt, expedition, save the world, obsessive quest, mummy, good versus evil, adventure, danger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
The Mummy Returns (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Rick and Evelyn O'Connell, along with their 8 year old son Alex, discover the key to the legendary Scorpion King's might, the fabled Bracelet of Anubis. Unfortunately, a newly resurrected Imhotep has designs on the bracelet as well, and ...
Style: exciting, scary, serious, semi serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: ancient egypt, mummy, archaeology, supernatural, reincarnation, pyramid, adventure, good versus evil, treasure hunt, immortality, treasure, king ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1933
Place: egypt, london, europe, england, middle east ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Exploring the further adventures of Carmen and Juni Cortez, who have now joined the family spy business as Level 2 OSS agents. Their new mission is to save the world from a mad scientist living on a volcanic island populated by an imaginative ...
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, entertaining, surreal ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: adventure, child spy, island, rivalry, mad scientist, spy, heroes, secret agents, villain, genetic engineering, good versus evil, scientist ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Captain Jack Sparrow crosses paths with a woman from his past, and he's not sure if it's love -- or if she's a ruthless con artist who's using him to find the fabled Fountain of Youth. When she forces him aboard the Queen ...
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, intense, witty ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: ship, pirate, chase, mermaid, battle, swashbuckler, adventure, captain, mythical creature, immortality, adventurer, expedition ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era
Place: caribbean, england, spain, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Set during the Cold War, the Soviets – led by sword-wielding Irina Spalko – are in search of a crystal skull which has supernatural powers related to a mystical Lost City of Gold. After being captured and then escaping from them, Indy is coerced ...
Style: exciting, humorous, suspenseful, entertaining, scenic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, family outing
Plot: archaeologist, adventure, treasure hunt, adventurer, treasure, archaeology, artifact, chase, heroes, sword fight, russian, good versus evil ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1957, future
Place: latin america, peru, mexico city, nevada, connecticut ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Tarzan and the Lost City (1998)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Germany, Australia
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Tarzan returns to his homeland of Africa to save his home from destruction.
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, suspenseful, awful ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: jungle, heroes, tarzan, obsessive quest, adventure, family, ancient mystery, imaginary, danger, master villain, save the day, folk hero ...
Time: 1910s, edwardian era
Place: africa, europe, england, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: France, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: An adventure set in the early part of the 20th century, focused on a popular novelist and her dealings with would-be suitors, the cops, monsters, and other distractions.
Style: exciting, semi serious, stylized, sweet, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: adventurer, mummy, strong female character, archaeologist, adventure, obsessive quest, pterodactyl, monster, dinosaur, expedition, tomb, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: paris france, europe, france, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Island at the Top of the World (1974)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A Victorian gentleman hopes to find his long-lost son, who vanished whilst searching for a mysterious Viking community in a volcanic valley somewhere in uncharted Arctic regions. The gentleman puts together an expedition team to go on the search, ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, stylized, suspense
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: island, wilderness, danger, adventurer, rescue, arctic, viking, ancient mystery, archaeologist, missing child, killer whale, survival ...
Time: 1900s, 19th century, 90s
Place: london, england, france, iceland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 863K
Jurassic Park (1993)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A wealthy entrepreneur secretly creates a theme park featuring living dinosaurs drawn from prehistoric DNA. Before opening day, he invites a team of experts and his two eager grandchildren to experience the park and help calm anxious investors. ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, intense, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, kids
Plot: dinosaur, adventure, island, fantasy world, team, survival, theme park, natural disaster, animal attack, dangerous animal, scientist, triceratops ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: dominican republic, costa rica
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
National Treasure (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Modern treasure hunters, led by archaeologist Ben Gates, search for a chest of riches rumored to have been stashed away by George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin during the Revolutionary War. The chest's whereabouts may lie ...
Style: exciting, entertaining, serious, scenic, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night, teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: treasure hunt, adventure, archaeologist, treasure, riddles and clues, adventurer, artifact, map, journey, ancient, search, treasure hunter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1770s, 18th century, 2000s ...
Place: usa, washington d.c., new jersey, philadelphia, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%