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Nim's Island (2008)
 6.0
 34K
Nim's Island (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, 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, light, colourful, humorous, realistic, semi serious, surprise ending ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: island, young heroes, family relations, adventure, danger, exotic island, little girl, rescue, agoraphobia, cruise, poacher, isolation, family, scientist, rainstorm, pirate, shipwreck, turtle, sea lion, parents and children, tourist, fish out of water, volcano, sea disaster, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, indonesia, pacific ocean

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Most similar movies to Nim's Island

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, feel good and exciting films with plots about adventure, family, escapades, family relations, runaway, storytelling and adaptation mostly in Family, Adventure and Comedy genres. Some movies like Nim's Island: Jumanji (1995), Inkheart (2008), Where the Wild Things Are (2009), The Goonies (1985), Candleshoe (1977). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, 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, lost city, fantasy world, jungle, island, atlantis, gold, expedition, legends and myths, rescue, escapades, mission ...
Time: 19th century, 2010s
Place: hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Return to Nim's Island (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Fourteen year old Nim, more determined than ever to protect her island and all the wildlife that call it home, faces off against resort developers and animal poachers. Soon she realizes she can’t depend on her animal cohorts alone and must make ...
Style: humorous, exciting, sincere, captivating, offbeat
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: animal rescue, island, danger, adventure, teenage life, save the day, environmentalism, family relations, escapades, family, friendship, poacher ...
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 321K
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, humorous, offbeat, light ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens, horror for children
Plot: fantasy world, adventure, board game, jungle, childhood, mischievous children, getting home, young heroes, disappearance, animals, parallel world, magic ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 19th century, 60s, year 1995 ...
Place: usa, new hampshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 75K
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: adventurer, adventure, wizards, fictional reality, parents and children, imaginary, book, young heroes, disappearance, family relations, family, writers ...
Time: middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)
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 ...
Style: offbeat, exciting, humorous, semi serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: orphan, adventure, inheritance, danger, loss of parent, attempted murder, death in the family, dishonesty, young heroes, child in peril, siblings relations, arson ...
Time: 1940s
Place: peru
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, adventure, legends and myths, young heroes, greek mythology, heroes, monster, best friends, half breed, demi god, teenage life, good versus evil ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, taj mahal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Where the Wild Things Are (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany, USA, Australia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Max imagines running away from his mom and sailing to a far-off land where large talking beasts -- Ira, Carol, Douglas, the Bull, Judith and Alexander -- crown him as their king, play rumpus, build forts and discover secret hideaways.
Style: stylized, touching, emotional, captivating, talky ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: creature, imaginary kingdom, magical, mischievous children, loneliness, fantasy world, anger, adventure, childhood, monster, imaginary, young heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 254K
The Goonies (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A young teenager named Mikey Walsh finds an old treasure map in his father's attic. Hoping to save their homes from demolition, Mikey and his friends Data Wang, Chunk Cohen, and Mouth Devereaux run off on a big quest to find the secret stash of ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, intense, exciting ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, pre-teens, teen comedy
Plot: treasure hunt, treasure map, mischievous children, childhood, cave, treasure, lost treasure, search, friendship, map, pirate ship, pirate ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, humorous, tense, breathtaking ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: fantasy world, adventurer, expedition, dinosaur, obsessive quest, adventure, mysterious place, cave, imaginary, volcano, danger, rescue ...
Time: contemporary, prehistoric times, 19th century, prehistoric, 21st century ...
Place: iceland, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.8
 4K
Candleshoe (1977)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Candleshoe is a 1977 Walt Disney Productions live action movie based on the Michael Innes novel Christmas at Candleshoe and starring Jodie Foster, Helen Hayes in her last screen appearance, David Niven and Leo McKern.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, sweet, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, teens, girls' night
Plot: hidden treasure, orphan, adventure, treasure hunt, country estate, butler, family, friendship, parents and children, family life, fish out of water, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, los angeles, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Thomas and the Magic Railroad (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Mr. Conductor's supply of magic gold dust, which allows him to travel between Shining Time and Thomas's island, is critically low. Unfortunately, he doesn't know how to get more. Meanwhile, Thomas is fending off attacks by the nasty ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, entertaining, brutal, whimsical ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: train, friendship, rescue, family, adventure, family life, heroic mission, parents and children, good versus evil, young heroes, rivalry, adventurer ...
Time: 2000s, 90s, 20th century, 1990s, contemporary
Place: america, toronto ontario canada, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
In Search of the Castaways (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In Search of the Castaways is a 1962 Walt Disney Productions feature film starring Hayley Mills and Maurice Chevalier in a tale about a worldwide search for a shipwrecked sea captain. The film was directed by Robert Stevenson from a screenplay by ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, scenic, entertaining, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: adventure, pirate, treasure hunt, ship, family, survival, missing person, heroic mission, rescue, friendship, young heroes, danger ...
Time: 60s, 19th century, victorian era, 1850s
Place: australia, south america, new zealand, latin america, glasgow scotland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 4.6
 346
Yoko (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany, Austria, Sweden
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Pia's life, a girl from a small German town, changes when surprisingly, finds in her garden a huge black monster. She soon discovers that the mysterious creature, which called Yoko, is actually a kind yeti spiritually protecting animals and ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: yeti, friends, family relations, friendship, family, parents and children, escapades, young heroes, youth, adventure, imaginary, mountain ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: himalaya, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: imaginary kingdom, family relations, talking cat, adventure, rescue, friendship, fish out of water, danger, goofy hero, disorder, youth, getting home ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 4.9
 3K
Buddy (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An eccentric socialite raises a gorilla as her son.
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens, girls' night
Plot: gorilla, friendship, family relations, socialite, zoo, family, adventure, chimpanzee, rescue, pets, fish out of water, family life ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 1930s, 80s
Place: usa, new york, chicago illinois, philadelphia, canada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.2
 2K
Jumping Ship (2001)
Genre: Family, Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Joseph, Matthew and Andrew Lawrence (TV's Brotherly Love) star in this thrilling, action-packed sequel to the Disney Channel Original Movie Horse Sense. It's first-class adventure on the high seas for Michael Woods (Joseph Lawrence) and ...
Style: exciting, feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: pirate, resort, adventure, chase, treasure hunt, siblings relations, danger, daring rescue, ship, parents and children, family life, island ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: kids, horror for children, pre-teens, family outing, 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 ⇓
29%
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, mischievous children, young heroes, parents and children, bad luck, school, brother sister relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Barney's Great Adventure (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Mom and dad dump son Cody, daughter Abby, her best friend Marcella and a baby on the farm with Grandpa and Grandma. Purple dinosaur Barney soon appears to entertain kids, and when a large colorful egg deposited on a farm by a shooting star is ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, sweet, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, toddlers, family outing
Plot: adventure, family, chase, anti hero, imaginary kingdom, countryside, escapades, youth, danger, misfit, heroes, young heroes ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.8
 242K
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: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: fairy, childhood, adventure, duel, kidnapping, pirate, good versus evil, rescue, self discovery, heroic mission, imaginary kingdom, family ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: london, big ben london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.1
 2K
Flipper (1963)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Many kids might say their best friend is a puppy or a pony. But for 12-year-old Sandy, the most special pet of all is the exuberant dolphin he rescues and who returns the favor by rescuing Sandy from sharks.The dolphin named Flipper first swam into ...
Style: touching, feel good, exciting, melancholic, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: dolphins, adventure, healing power, family, friendship, young heroes, youth, danger, teenage life, pets, father son relationship, ocean ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 80s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Ace Ventura Jr: Pet Detective (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: "I will try to be normal" 12-year-old Ace Ventura Jr. promises. Thats cool, except whats normal for him is finding missing mutts, kidnapped kitties or gone gators and creating hilarious chaos every step of the way.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: escapades, adventure, rescue, obsessive quest, danger, disorder, uncover truth, family, pets, private detective, heroes, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Pippi in the South Seas (1970)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Sweden, West Germany
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Pippi in the South Seas (original title is Pippi Långstrump på de sju haven) is a 1970 film, based on the eponymous children's books by Astrid Lindgren with the cast of the 1969 TV series. Pippi, with friends Tommy and Annika, adventures on ...
Style: exciting, humorous, feel good, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: island, pirate, youth, partners, danger, getting home, save the day, escapades, young heroes, heroes, treasure hunt, heroic mission ...
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Ronia: The Robber's Daughter (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Sweden, Norway
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Ronya lives happily in her father's castle until she comes across a new playmate, Birk, in the nearby dark forest. The two explore the wilderness, braving dangerous Witchbirds and Rump-Gnomes. But when their families find out Birk and Ronja ...
Style: semi serious, exciting, captivating, feel good, modern fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, forest, family, family relations, mischievous children, imaginary, adventure, parents and children, castle, palaces castles and temples, imaginary kingdom, uninhibited rivalry ...
Place: europe, sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Kit Kittredge: An American Girl (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The Great Depression hits home for nine year old Kit Kittredge when her dad loses his business and leaves to find work. Oscar nominee Abigail Breslin stars as Kit, leading a splendid cast in the first ever "American Girl" theatrical movie. ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: friendship, family relations, family, family life, follow your dream, youth, journalism, power relations, parents and children, children, mother daughter relationship, school ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1934
Place: ohio, usa, chicago illinois, cincinnati ohio, ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, island, princess, goofy hero, fish out of water, mysterious place, giant, getting home, prisoner, escapades, misfit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 18th century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.7
 7K
Andre (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The true story of how a marine seal named Andre befriended a little girl and her family, circa 1962.
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night, teens ...
Plot: friendship, coming of age, rescue, family relations, small town, family, orphan, social relations, disorder, best friends, getting home, heroes ...
Time: 90s, 60s, 1960s, year 1962
Place: usa, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.5
 112K
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, child spy, children, spies, heroic mission, good versus evil, spy, rescue, kidnapping, fantasy world ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.5
 765
Stranded (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A retelling of the classic Swiss Family Robinson story.
Style: atmospheric, exciting, captivating, serious
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: island, pirate, danger, survival, daring rescue, family relations, family in danger, adventure, isolation, family life, estrangement, confined ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.8
 5K
Alaska (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Jake Barnes and his two kids, Sean and Jessie, have moved to Alaska after his wife died. He is a former airline pilot now delivering toilet paper across the mountains. During an emergency delivery in a storm his plane goes down somewhere in the ...
Style: sweet, light, captivating, sentimental, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, survival, family relations, rescue, danger, escapades, parents and children, polar bear, mountain, air disaster, pilot, poacher ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%