Movies like A Series of Unfortunate Events 2004

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A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)
 6.8
 197K
A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)
Original name: Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events
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 thrilling misadventure involving three ingenious orphans and a villainous actor named Count Olaf (Jim Carrey) who wants their enormous fortune." It includes a suspicious fire, delicious pasta, Jim Carrey, poorly behaved looches, Billy Connolly, an incredibly deadly viper, Meryl Streep, and the voice of an imposter named Jude Law.
Style: offbeat, exciting, humorous, semi serious, atmospheric, stylized, suspense, dark humor, enigmatic, macabre ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: orphan, adventure, inheritance, danger, loss of parent, dishonesty, death in the family, attempted murder, young heroes, child in peril, siblings relations, arson, children, boat, rescue, death of parent, escapades, cave, actor, murder, family, custody, loss of father, loss of mother, disbelieving adult ...
Time: 1940s
Place: peru

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Most similar movies to A Series of Unfortunate Events

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, whimsical, weird and visually appealing films with plots about adventure, family, storytelling, children, dialogue, mentor and destiny mostly in Family, Fantasy and Adventure genres. Some movies like A Series of Unfortunate Events: Nanny McPhee (2005), The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008), Jumanji (1995), Peter Pan (2003), Matilda (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.5
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Nanny McPhee (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Widower Cedric Brown hires Nanny McPhee to care for his seven rambunctious children, who have chased away all previous nannies. Taunted by Simon and his siblings, Nanny McPhee uses mystical powers to instill discipline. And when the children's ...
Style: fairy tale, touching, sweet, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night, teens
Plot: witch, nanny, mischievous children, curses spells and rituals, family relations, childhood, parents and children, magic, family values, bully, family, children ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1800s
Place: england, europe, london
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100%
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A young boy wins a tour through the most magnificent chocolate factory in the world, led by the world's most unusual candy maker.
Style: feel good, fairy tale, stylized, colourful, touching ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: childhood, fantasy world, children, imaginary, candy, social differences, chocolate, family, contests and competitions, adventure, family relations, society ...
Place: switzerland, india, denver colorado, bavaria, atlanta georgia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, adventure, imaginary kingdom, imaginary, siblings relations, family relations, magical, goblin, twins, single parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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, serious ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: fantasy world, orphan, time travel, imaginary, children, dark fantasy, monster, time loop, beautiful scenery, boarding school, supernatural power, adventure ...
Time: year 1943, 1940s, year 2016
Place: england, wales, florida, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.0
 310K
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: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens, horror for children
Plot: fantasy world, adventure, childhood, board game, jungle, mischievous children, getting home, young heroes, disappearance, animals, parallel world, magic ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 19th century, 60s, 1960s ...
Place: usa, new hampshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 67K
Peter Pan (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: UK, Australia, USA, New Zealand
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, captivating, fairy tale, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night, teens
Plot: fairy, childhood, fantasy world, imaginary kingdom, adventure, first love, imaginary, pirate, children, magic, captain, mermaid ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: london, europe, big ben london
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 6.9
 130K
Matilda (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An extraordinarily intelligent young girl from a cruel and uncaring family discovers she possesses telekinetic powers and is sent off to a school headed by a tyrannical principal.
Style: humorous, feel good, fairy tale, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night, teens
Plot: school, telekinesis, eccentric family, young heroes, little girl, adventure, teachers and students, parents and children, supernatural ability, child prodigy, child abuse, mischievous children ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
A Series of Unfortunate Events (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
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Story: The orphaned Baudelaire children face trials, tribulations and the evil Count Olaf, all in their quest to uncover the secret of their parents' death.
Style: ironic, captivating, suspense, melancholic, surreal ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: orphan, crossdressing, children, danger, life is a bitch, adventure, baby, cross dressing, cynicism, storytelling, escapades, dishonesty ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.9
 44K
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: fairy tale, humorous, atmospheric, semi serious, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, pre-teens, horror for children
Plot: witch, hotel, adventure, good versus evil, mouse, magic, coven, young heroes, supernatural, chocolate, heroic mission, children ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: england, europe, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: fantasy world, adventure, magical, journey, parallel world, orphan, imaginary, witch, experiment, compass, chosen one, wizards ...
Place: england, london, oxford university
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Inside a snowflake exists the magical land of Whoville. In Whoville, live the Whos, an almost mutated sort of Munchkin-like people. All the Whos love Christmas, yet just outside of their beloved Whoville lives the Grinch. The Grinch is a nasty ...
Style: stylized, humorous, semi serious, fairy tale, whimsical ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, imaginary kingdom, santa claus, village, redemption, holiday, materialism, rescue, family, disorder, social misfits, fish out of water ...
Time: 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 199K
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, scary, dark, offbeat ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, horror for children
Plot: dark fantasy, parallel world, weirdo, family, adventure, alternate reality, monster, danger, heroine, rescue, secret place, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oregon, usa, michigan, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.8
 236K
Hook (1991)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: The boy who wasn't supposed to grow up—Peter Pan—did just that, becoming a soulless corporate lawyer whose workaholism could cost him his wife and kids. But a trip to see Granny Wendy in London, where the vengeful Capt. Hook kidnaps ...
Style: fairy tale, humorous, exciting, stylized, entertaining ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: childhood, adventure, fairy, duel, kidnapping, pirate, good versus evil, rescue, self discovery, heroic mission, imaginary kingdom, family ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: london, england, big ben london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Little Vampire (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany, Netherlands, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Based on the popular books, the story tells of Tony who wants a friend to add some adventure to his life. What he gets is Rudolph, a vampire kid with a good appetite. The two end up inseparable, but their fun is cut short when all the hopes of the ...
Style: humorous, feel good, entertaining, melancholic, offbeat ...
Audience: horror for children, kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: vampire, imaginary, family, friendship, vampire hunter, escapades, supernatural, siblings relations, heroes, small town life, child protagonist, school ...
Time: 80s
Place: scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Mr. Popper's Penguins (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Jim Carrey stars as Tom Popper, a successful businessman who’s clueless when it comes to the really important things in life...until he inherits six “adorable” penguins, each with its own unique personality. Soon Tom’s rambunctious roommates ...
Style: humorous, not serious, entertaining, funny, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens, girls' night
Plot: animal life, penguins, pets, animals, family relations, bird, inheritance, animal training, parents and children, birds, silly humor, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1976, 80s, 70s ...
Place: new york, antarctica, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 125K
Labyrinth (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Frustrated with babysitting on yet another weekend night, Sarah - a teenager with an active imagination - summons the Goblins from her favourite book, "Labyrinth", to take the baby stepbrother away. When little Toby actually disappears, ...
Style: gothic, fairy tale, offbeat, humorous, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: rescue, surrealism, fantasy world, good versus evil, beast, adventure, hopes, danger, heroes, imaginary kingdom, puppet, friendship ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The Grand Budapest Hotel tells of a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars and his friendship with a young employee who becomes his trusted protégé. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance ...
Style: offbeat, stylized, witty, atmospheric, surreal ...
Plot: existentialism, twists & turns, escapades, hotel, inheritance, greed, adventure, painting, mentor protege relationship, disorder, cons and scams, servant ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 1960s, 60s, 30s ...
Place: eastern europe, europe, hungary, alps, central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, uncover truth, puzzle, save the day, ancient mystery, cave, steampunk, mayor, underground ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 5.7
 61K
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: visually appealing, fairy tale, exciting, stylized, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: fantasy world, orphan, magic, pirate, heroes, journey, adventure, flying, mischievous children, young heroes, danger, escapades ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 18th century, future
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, scenic, epic ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, girls' night
Plot: imaginary kingdom, witch, legends and myths, good versus evil, fantasy world, magical, parallel world, adventure, self sacrifice, young heroes, talking animals, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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, family relations, adventure, danger, exotic island, rescue, agoraphobia, cruise, little girl, poacher, isolation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, indonesia, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Cat in the Hat (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Conrad and Sally Walden are home alone with their pet fish. It is raining outside, and there is nothing to do. Until The Cat in the Hat walks in the front door. He introduces them to their imagination, and at first it's all fun and games, until ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, entertaining, stylized ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: talking cat, imaginary kingdom, family relations, adventure, rescue, friendship, fish out of water, youth, danger, disorder, goofy hero, getting home ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.1
 74K
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, serious, tense, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, horror for children, kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: adventure, adventurer, fictional reality, wizards, parents and children, imaginary, book, young heroes, family, disappearance, family relations, writers ...
Time: middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 5.5
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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, children, danger, kidnapping, rescue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
⇓ 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: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: orphan, mischievous children, escapades, friendship, imaginary, young heroes, adventure, secret, magic, police, nun, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: venice, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 152 min.
Story: Harry Potter has lived under the stairs at his aunt and uncle's house his whole life. But on his 11th birthday, he learns he's a powerful wizard -- with a place waiting for him at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. As he ...
Style: exciting, fairy tale, touching, twists and turns, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, kids, pre-teens, family outing, girls' night
Plot: friendship, wizards and magicians, fantasy world, chosen one, good versus evil, school, witch, magic, supernatural ability, magical, curses spells and rituals, wizards ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1990s, 90s, year 1992 ...
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: Sweden, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: After her father's ship is carried off by a sudden storm, the spunky Pippi Longstocking is stranded with her horse, Alfonso,and her pet monkey, Mr. Neilson, and takes up residence in the old family home, which is thought by neighborhood ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, melancholic, light, talky ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night, teens
Plot: little girl, adventure, family relations, family, friendship, young heroes, imaginary, rescue, superhuman powers, disorder, siblings relations, danger ...
Time: 80s
Place: florida, usa, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.2
 263
Kids World (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, New Zealand
Duration: 93 min.
Story: What would you wish for if you were eleven and could have anything in the world? Your parents don't understand you. Your teenage brother is constantly getting you in trouble...for things he did! You're in love with the twelve-year-old girl ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, suspense
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, mischievous children, young heroes, friendship, teenage life, experiment gone awry, child as adult, best friends, youth, disorder, family life, wish come true ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Little Monsters (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young boy is scared of the monster under his bed. He asks his 6th grade brother to swap rooms for the night as a bet that the monster really exists. Soon the brother becomes friends with the monster and discovers a whole new world of fun and games ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, light, entertaining ...
Audience: horror for children, kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: friendship, monster, young heroes, family, adventure, mischievous children, child as adult, fish out of water, supernatural ability, imaginary, best friends, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Adventures of a Teenage Dragonslayer (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Arthur unwittingly discovers the secret to stopping an evil dragon who threatens to destroy all civilization.
Style: semi serious, humorous, exciting, light
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: dragon, teenage life, imaginary, young heroes, adventure, heroes, danger, escapades, best friends, friends, school, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%