Movies like Night at the Museum

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Night at the Museum (2006)
 6.4
 316K
Night at the Museum (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Chaos reigns at the natural history museum when night watchman Larry Daley accidentally stirs up an ancient curse, awakening Attila the Hun, an army of gladiators, a Tyrannosaurus rex and other exhibits. Larry tries desperately to keep the museum under control, but he's fighting a losing battle until President Teddy Roosevelt comes to the rescue.
Style: not serious, humorous, funny, entertaining, biting, suspense, whimsical, sweet, light, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: magical, security guard, museum, new job, adventure, dinosaur, objects come to life, ancient, curses spells and rituals, family, chaos, disorder, family relations, escapades, ex spouse, artifact, president, tour guide, ex husband, father son relationship, cowboy, transformation, skeleton, elephant, farce ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, rome italy, manhattan new york city, egypt

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Most similar movies to Night at the Museum

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, entertaining, feel good and not serious films with plots about family, adventure, catastrophe, mentor, dialogue, destiny and runaway mostly in Family, Comedy and Adventure genres. Some movies like Night at the Museum: Zathura: A Space Adventure (2005), Jumanji (1995), Bedtime Stories (2008), Zookeeper (2011), Mr. Popper's Penguins (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Hapless museum night watchman Larry Daley must help his living, breathing exhibit friends out of a pickle now that they've been transferred to the archives at the Smithsonian Institution. Larry's (mis)adventures this time include close ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: adventure, museum, objects come to life, curses spells and rituals, goofy hero, escapades, imaginary, artifact, chase, dinosaur, disorder, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1930s, 1940s
Place: washington d.c., usa, manhattan new york city, new york, egypt
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100%
Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When the magic powers of The Tablet of Ahkmenrah begin to die out, Larry Daley (Ben Stiller) spans the globe, uniting favorite and new characters while embarking on an epic quest to save the magic before it is gone forever.
Style: light, humorous, not serious, clever, funny ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: obsessive quest, fantasy world, curses spells and rituals, museum, adventure, night watchman, escapades, save the day, imaginary, disorder, family, magic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1938
Place: london, england, usa, egypt, pompeii ...
⇓ 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, board game, outer space, adventure, astronaut, when the parents are away, getting home, family, danger, stranded, robot, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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%
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Bedtime Stories (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Skeeter Bronson is a down-on-his-luck guy who's always telling bedtime stories to his niece and nephew. But his life is turned upside down when the fantastical stories he makes up for entertainment inexplicably turn into reality. Can a ...
Style: feel good, humorous, funny, entertaining, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: miraculous event, wish come true, imaginary kingdom, nothing goes right, life turned upside down, imaginary, escapades, family, disorder, adventure, imagination, bedtime story ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 20th century, year 1974 ...
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.2
 58K
Zookeeper (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A comedy about a zookeeper who might be great with animals, but he doesn't know anything about the birds and the bees. The man can't find love, so he decides to quit his job at the zoo, but his animal friends try to stop him and teach him ...
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, sweet, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: zoo, talking animals, zookeeper, family, veterinarian, love and romance, goofy hero, friendship, wooing, imaginary, animal life, silly humor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
⇓ 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%
Gulliver's Travels (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Travel writer Lemuel Gulliver takes an assignment in Bermuda, but ends up on the island of Liliput, where he towers over its tiny citizens.
Style: not serious, humorous, satirical, entertaining, exciting ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, teens
Plot: adventure, imaginary kingdom, princess, island, goofy hero, fish out of water, mysterious place, giant, getting home, prisoner, sea disaster, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 18th century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 5.9
 20K
The Borrowers (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The four-inch-tall Clock family secretly share a house with the normal-sized Lender family, "borrowing" such items as thread, safety pins, batteries and scraps of food. However, their peaceful co-existence is disturbed when evil lawyer ...
Style: humorous, not serious, light, entertaining, touching ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: little people, mischievous children, friendship, child's point of view, lawyer, adventure, good versus evil, disorder, danger, eviction, rescue, real estate ...
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
College Road Trip (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: When an overachieving high school student decides to travel around the country to choose the perfect college, her overprotective cop father also decides to accompany her in order to keep her on the straight and narrow.
Style: humorous, not serious, sentimental, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: road trip, family relations, on the road, family, parents and children, nothing goes right, father daughter relationship, disorder, teenage life, coming of age, youth, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, indiana, illinois, pittsburgh, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.5
 57K
RV (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Climbing aboard their mammoth recreational vehicle for a cross-country road trip to the Colorado Rockies, the McNeive family – led by dysfunctional patriarch, Bob – prepares for the adventure of a lifetime. But spending two weeks together in one ...
Style: road movie, funny, feel good, humorous, absurd ...
Audience: family outing, teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: road trip, motor home, family vacation, workaholic, family relations, hitchhiker, family values, farce, parents and children, nothing goes right, camping, business trip ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colorado, usa, utah, pasadena california, nevada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 126K
Stuart Little (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The adventures of a heroic and debonair stalwart mouse named Stuart Little with human qualities, who faces some comic misadventures while searching for his lost bird friend and living with a human family as their child.
Style: humorous, feel good, entertaining, light, touching ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, teens ...
Plot: mouse, adoption, cat, adventure, kidnapping, anthropomorphic mouse, orphan, friendship, mischievous children, fish out of water, orphanage, chase ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The scientist father of a teenage girl and boy accidentally shrinks his and two other neighborhood teens to the size of insects. Now the teens must fight diminutive dangers as the father searches for them.
Style: funny, exciting, intense, humorous, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: adventure, youth, parents and children, genetically altered, inventor, shrinking, experiment gone awry, family relations, laser, fish out of water, miniaturization, home alone ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 ⇓
100%
 5.6
 49K
Dolittle (2020)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, China, UK, Japan
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A physician discovers that he can talk to animals.
Style: light, funny, humorous, not serious, entertaining
Audience: kids
Plot: animals, veterinarian, animal human communication, journey, family, adventure, talking animals, doctor, ship, imaginary, friendship, talking to an animal ...
Time: victorian england, 2020s, victorian era
Place: usa, buckingham palace
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 ⇓
100%
 4.9
 3K
Bingo (1991)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Bingo, the runaway circus dog, is off the leash and saving Chuckie's life! Bingo and the boy become the best of friends in this canine comedy featuring doggy disguises and skateboarding, pinball and prison. Chuckie and his parents (Cindy ...
Style: touching, humorous, not serious, entertaining, feel good ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: dog, on the road, rescue, friendship, family, adventure, animal life, pets, escapades, dog movie, cross country, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Honey I Blew Up the Kid (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Wayne Szalinski is at it again. But instead of shrinking things, he tries to make a machine that can make things grow. As in the first one, his machine isn't quite accurate. But when he brings Nick & his toddler son Adam to see his ...
Style: humorous, feel good, funny, clever, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: family relations, fish out of water, baby, inventor, giant, family, experiment gone awry, parents and children, inventions and discoveries, escapades, nothing goes right, disorder ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Master of Disguise (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A sweet-natured Italian waiter named Pistachio Disguisey at his father Fabbrizio's restaurant, who happens to be a member of a family with supernatural skills of disguise. But moments later the patriarch of the Disguisey family is kidnapped ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, melancholic, idiotic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: adventure, kidnapping, family, heroic mission, supernatural, master villain, supernatural ability, danger, confined, rescue, disorder, farce ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.0
 42K
Tooth Fairy (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When minor-league hockey player Derek Thompson -- who has a penchant for knocking out his opponents' teeth every time he plays -- disillusions a fan, he is sentenced to a stint for one week as a bona fide, tutu-clad, real-life tooth fairy. ...
Style: funny, fairy tale, humorous, not serious, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens, girls' night
Plot: disorder, fairy, hockey, curses spells and rituals, fish out of water, imaginary, family, hockey player, redemption, shrinking, invisibility, miniaturization ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Muppets Most Wanted (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family, Musical, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: While on a grand world tour, The Muppets find themselves wrapped into an European jewel-heist caper headed by a Kermit the Frog look-alike and his dastardly sidekick.
Style: humorous, not serious, exciting, feel good, colourful ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: puppet, heist, adventure, family, muppets, crimes, master criminal, show tunes, silly humor, goofy hero, escapades, mistaken identity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 18th century
Place: europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.0
 232K
Elf (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When young Buddy falls into Santa's gift sack on Christmas Eve, he's transported back to the North Pole and raised as a toy-making elf by Santa's helpers. But as he grows into adulthood, he can't shake the nagging feeling that he ...
Style: feel good, humorous, sentimental, touching, not serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, christmas movie, holiday, christmas spirit, elf, santa claus, goofy hero, father son relationship, fish out of water, corporate world, orphan, north pole ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, south pole, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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%
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Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Alexander's day begins with gum stuck in his hair, followed by more calamities. Though he finds little sympathy from his family and begins to wonder if bad things only happen to him, his mom, dad, brother, and sister all find themselves living ...
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, entertaining, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens, girls' night
Plot: family, childhood, siblings relations, family relations, job interview, friends, parents and children, mischievous children, young heroes, bad luck, school, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2 (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Puppy mayhem turns the lives of newlywed Chihuahua parents Papi and Chloe upside down when their rambunctious, mischievous puppies present one challenge after another. But when their human owners end up in trouble, the tiny pups will stop at nothing ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, entertaining, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: family, police dog, animal life, pets, family life, eccentric family, silly humor, disorder, family relations, couples, farce, mischievous children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: beverly hills, california, usa, peru
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Borrowers (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, South Africa
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Family adventure based on Mary Norton's classic children's books about a race of tiny people who live under the floorboards, resourcefully surviving by borrowing bits and pieces from the large residents who dwell above. After being ...
Style: touching, humorous, not serious
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: little people, adventure, fish out of water, misfit, parents and children, family relations, escapades, youth, disorder, eviction, imaginary, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Herbie Fully Loaded (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Maggie Peyton, the new owner of Number 53 - the free-wheelin' Volkswagen bug with a mind of its own - puts the car through its paces on the road to becoming a NASCAR competitor.
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: car, car race, rivalry, friendship, underdog, family relations, chases and races, partners, family, ambition, contests and competitions, adventure ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 4.5
 2K
Prehysteria! (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A young boy and his family embark on a series of adventures when the boy finds some mysterious eggs which hatch to reveal a brood of baby dinosaurs.
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, offbeat, surprise ending ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: single parent, family relations, heroes, escapades, misfit, adventure, danger, family, youth, teenage life, family life, friends ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.6
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Fred Claus (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Fred Claus and Santa Claus have been estranged brothers for many years. Now Fred must reconcile his differences with his brother whom he believes overshadows him. When an efficiency expert assesses the workings at the North Pole and threatens to ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, semi serious, light, melancholic ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: christmas, santa claus, holiday, family relations, north pole, family, snow, sibling relationship, imaginary, toys, disorder, redemption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 20th century, 1990s ...
Place: tower bridge london, illinois, chicago illinois, sydney australia, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Are We There Yet? (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The fledgling romance between Nick, a playboy bachelor, and Suzanne, a divorced mother of two, is threatened by a particularly harrowing New Years Eve. When Suzanne's work keeps her in Vancouver for the holiday, Nick offers to bring her kids to ...
Style: humorous, feel good, funny, entertaining, not serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, girls' night
Plot: children, road trip, mischievous children, on the road, family relations, family, parents and children, couple relations, nothing goes right, romance, disorder, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, canada, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%