Movies like Pete's Dragon 1977

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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 big trouble. Then, when crooked salesmen try to capture Elliott for their own gain, Pete must attempt a daring rescue.
Style: feel good, semi serious, sentimental, humorous, touching, fairy tale, sweet, entertaining, lyrical, light ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: friendship, dragon, small town, part animation, family, orphan, adventure, invisibility, presumed dead, young heroes, farm, escape, escapades, imaginary, youth, friends, small town life, family relations, children, imaginary character, nobody believes, lighthouse keeper, friends who live together, lighthouse, corporal punishment ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s
Place: maine, usa, new england

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out semi serious, humorous, feel good and melancholic films with plots about family, adventure, friendship, friends, escapades, storytelling and talking animals mostly in Animation, Family and Adventure genres. Some movies like Pete's Dragon: The Boxtrolls (2014), The Care Bears Movie (1985), James and the Giant Peach (1996), The Fox and the Hound 2 (2006), The Lorax (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure (2009)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A blue harvest moon will rise, allowing the fairies to use a precious moonstone to restore the Pixie Dust Tree, the source of all their magic. But when Tinker Bell accidentally puts all of Pixie Hollow in jeopardy, she must venture out across the ...
Style: feel good, sincere, captivating, entertaining, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, fairy, adventure, young heroes, imaginary, mischievous children, good versus evil, magic, small town, supernatural, imaginary kingdom, family ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.8
 49K
The Boxtrolls (2014)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
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: humorous, feel good, exciting, colourful, atmospheric ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: good versus evil, family, adventure, friendship, young heroes, escapades, fish out of water, danger, disorder, prejudice, orphan, fantasy world ...
Time: victorian
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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: semi serious, feel good, humorous, touching, sweet ...
Audience: preschoolers, toddlers, kids, family outing
Plot: friendship, cloud, good versus evil, adventure, orphan, family, mischievous children, young heroes, spirit, child, rescue, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
Pooh's Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin (1997)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: A full length animated film for all the family to enjoy. Pooh gets confused when Christopher Robin leaves him a note to say that he has gone back to school after the holidays. So Pooh, Piglet, Tigger, Eeyore and Rabbit go in search of Christopher ...
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, feel good, melancholic ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: school, friendship, adventure, rescue, babies and infants, island, family, best friends, mischievous children, young heroes, imaginary kingdom, danger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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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, stylized, semi serious, humorous, touching ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: magic, aunt, adventure, orphan, family, friendship, ocean or sea, young heroes, garden, wish come true, animal life, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
The Fox and the Hound 2 (2006)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 69 min.
Story: Best friends Tod, a fox kit, and Copper, a hound puppy, visit a country fair when they see a band of dogs called "The Singin' Strays". The band has five members: Dixie, Cash, Granny Rose, and twin brothers Waylon and Floyd. It is ...
Style: semi serious, sentimental, feel good, humorous, touching
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: fox, dog, friendship, animal life, adventure, love and romance, family, friends, best friends, music band, artists and showbiz, escapades ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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: semi serious, humorous, feel good, dark, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: rescue, kids and family, good versus evil, orphan, summer camp, family, buddies, mischievous children, friendship, young heroes, adventure, heroic mission ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 6.4
 87K
The Lorax (2012)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA, France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A 12-year-old boy searches for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams. To find it he must discover the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world.
Style: feel good, colourful, light, entertaining, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, kids
Plot: family, obsessive quest, adventure, young heroes, tree, friendship, environmentalism, childhood, danger, chase, talking animals, deforestation ...
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Movie in collections
 8.3
 648K
Toy Story 3 (2010)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Woody, Buzz, and the rest of Andy's toys haven't been played with in years. With Andy about to go to college, the gang find themselves accidentally left at a nefarious day care center. The toys must band together to escape and return home ...
Style: humorous, touching, feel good, witty, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: friendship, adventure, friends, toys, escape, imaginary, getting home, escapades, college, toy, toy comes to life, teddy bear ...
Time: 2010s
Place: kindergarten, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Oliver & Company (1988)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: This animated take on Oliver Twist re-imagines Oliver as an adorable orphaned kitten who struggles to survive in New York City and falls in with a band of canine criminals led by an evil human. First, Oliver meets Dodger, a carefree mutt with street ...
Style: serious, feel good, sentimental, uplifting, touching ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: orphan, pets, great dane, kidnapping, family, adventure, urban, kitten, friendship, daring rescue, crimes, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
A Troll in Central Park (1994)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: Ireland, USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: A friendly troll with a magic green thumb grows one flower too many for the queen, whose laws require all trolls to be mean ugly and scare humans whenever possible. As a punishment, he is exiled to a world of concrete, where he should live a life of ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, fairy tale, scary ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: troll, queen, cave, adventure, family, social misfits, urban, young heroes, friendship, curses spells and rituals, heroic mission, imaginary kingdom ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 8.1
 702K
Monsters, Inc. (2001)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: James Sullivan and Mike Wazowski are monsters, they earn their living scaring children and are the best in the business... even though they're more afraid of the children than they are of them. When a child accidentally enters their world, ...
Style: feel good, humorous, fairy tale, touching, funny ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, date night
Plot: friendship, monster, rivalry, fear, imaginary, invisibility, villain, cheating, kidnapping, adventure, odd couple, unlikely partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: himalaya
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Winnie the Pooh (2011)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 63 min.
Story: During an ordinary day in Hundred Acre Wood, Winnie the Pooh sets out to find some honey. Misinterpreting a note from Christopher Robin, Pooh convinces Tigger, Rabbit, Piglet, Owl, Kanga, Roo, and Eeyore that their young friend has been captured by ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, sentimental, melancholic ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: friendship, owl, tiger, family, in the woods, goofy hero, imaginary, friends, best friends, escapades, youth, disorder ...
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
The Peanuts Movie (2015)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Snoopy embarks upon his greatest mission as he and his team take to the skies to pursue their arch-nemesis, while his best pal Charlie Brown begins his own epic quest back home.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, sweet, comic ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: family, friendship, pets, small town, friends, young heroes, young lovers, love and romance, youth, alter ego, school, peanuts ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 8.1
 827K
Finding Nemo (2003)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Nemo, an adventurous young clownfish, is unexpectedly taken from his Great Barrier Reef home to a dentist's office aquarium. It's up to his worrisome father Marlin and a friendly but forgetful fish Dory to bring Nemo home -- meeting ...
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, sentimental, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, adventure, missing child, shark, rescue, odd couple, family, courage, underwater, friends, fish, anthropomorphism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: seaport, pacific ocean, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.8
 82K
Brother Bear (2003)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When an impulsive boy named Kenai is magically transformed into a bear, he must literally walk in another's footsteps until he learns some valuable life lessons. His courageous and often zany journey introduces him to a forest full of wildlife, ...
Style: touching, humorous, fairy tale, inspirational, scenic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, adventure, human becomes animal, redemption, transformation, family, self discovery, brother brother relationship, survival, mischievous children, talking animals, bear ...
Time: prehistory, 1890s, prehistoric times
Place: alaska, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Pooh's Heffalump Movie (2005)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 68 min.
Story: Who or what exactly is a Heffalump? The lovable residents of the Hundred Acre Wood -- Winnie the Pooh, Rabbit, Tigger, Eeyore, Kanga and the rest of the pack -- embark on a journey of discovery in search of the elusive Heffalump. But as is always ...
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, sweet, talky ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, family, winnie the pooh, elephant, forest, talking animals, disney, children, adventure, happy ending, childhood, storytelling ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story (1993)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
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: semi serious, humorous, scary, melancholic
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: dinosaur, friendship, time travel, family, urban, young heroes, rescue, prehistoric creature, adventure, good versus evil, danger, escapades ...
Time: 90s, prehistory, prehistoric, prehistoric times
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast (2014)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: An ancient myth of a massive creature sparks the curiosity of Tinker Bell and her good friend Fawn, an animal fairy who’s not afraid to break the rules to help an animal in need. But this creature is not welcome in Pixie Hollow — and the scout ...
Style: exciting, sentimental, fairy tale, feel good, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: fairy, friendship, adventure, imaginary kingdom, young heroes, dangerous animal, in the woods, rescue, fantasy world, curses spells and rituals, tomboy, good versus evil ...
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: feel good, semi serious, humorous, entertaining, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids, pre-teens
Plot: family, mouse, friendship, bird, falcon, adventure, skyscraper, daring rescue, rescue, animal life, fish out of water, escapades ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, new york yankees, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977)
Genre: Animation, 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, sweet, light, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: winnie the pooh, friendship, friends, adventure, goofy hero, cartoon bear, disorder, talking animals, goodhearted, respect, gluttony, toy comes to life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.6
 7K
Tarzan 2 (2005)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Experience the beginning of the legend with Disney's Tarzan Ⅱ, a hilarious, all-new, animated motion picture loaded with laughs, irresistible new songs by Phil Collins, and the inspired voice talent of Glenn Close, George Carlin, and Emmy ...
Style: humorous, feel good, light, colourful, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: tarzan, jungle, adventure, young heroes, family, mischievous children, good versus evil, survival, rescue, danger, orphan, self discovery ...
Time: 1890s, turn of the century, 20th century, 1900s, 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Tom and Jerry & The Wizard of Oz (2011)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 56 min.
Story: They're off to see the Wizard, the wonderful Wizard of Oz! Tom and Jerry soar over the rainbow and travel down the yellow brick road in this all-animated retelling of the classic tale. You'll see your favorite characters: Dorothy, Toto, ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, exciting, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: adventure, palaces castles and temples, friendship, imaginary kingdom, escapades, family, imaginary, good versus evil, reluctant partners, unlikely partners, chase, daring rescue ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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 8.3
 750K
Toy Story (1995)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Led by Woody, Andy's toys live happily in his room until Andy's birthday brings Buzz Lightyear onto the scene. Afraid of losing his place in Andy's heart, Woody plots against Buzz. But when circumstances separate Buzz and Woody from ...
Style: witty, humorous, feel good, semi serious, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, toys, friends, adventure, jealousy, rivalry, family, cowboy, dinosaur, imaginary, bad guy, initially antagonists ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.8
 75K
Chicken Little (2005)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: When the sky really is falling and sanity has flown the coop, who will rise to save the day? Together with his hysterical band of misfit friends, Chicken Little must hatch a plan to save the planet from alien invasion and prove that the world's ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, fairy tale, funny ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids, pre-teens
Plot: small town, fish, young heroes, alien, save the world, alien invasion, chicken, friendship, adventure, ufo, baseball, family ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: semi serious, feel good, humorous, exciting, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: island, kidnapping, adventure, pirate, friendship, mermaid, fairy, family, young heroes, daring rescue, imaginary kingdom, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1950s, 1940s, year 1940
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer & the Island of Misfit Toys (2001)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 74 min.
Story: When the mysterious Toy Taker grabs all of Santa's toys, it looks like the children will miss out on Christmas. But everyone's favorite reindeer, Rudolph, comes to the rescue with his lovable friends: Hermey the elf, Yukon Cornelius the ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, touching, offbeat ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: island, young heroes, friendship, imaginary kingdom, family, family life, escapades, adventure, imaginary, disorder, friends, obnoxious boss ...
Place: mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Hey Arnold! The Movie (2002)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: When a powerful developer named Mr. Scheck wants to knock down all the stores and houses in Arnold's neighborhood to build a huge "mall-plex", it looks likes the neighborhood is doomed to disappear. But with the help of a superhero ...
Style: humorous, feel good, melancholic, clever, funny ...
Audience: preschoolers, kids, pre-teens, family outing, teens
Plot: buddies, friendship, family, mischievous children, adventure, urban, escapades, elementary school, save the day, danger, children, kids and family ...
Time: 80s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Lion King 1 1/2 (2004)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Musical
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Timon the meerkat and Pumbaa the warthog are best pals and the unsung heroes of the African savanna. This prequel to the smash Disney animated adventure takes you back -- way back -- before Simba's adventure began. You'll find out all ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, feel good, funny ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: lion, jungle, adventure, family, friendship, mischievous children, good versus evil, young heroes, best friend, pig, rescue, heroic mission ...
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.6
 84K
Home (2015)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When Earth is taken over by the overly-confident Boov, an alien race in search of a new place to call home, all humans are promptly relocated, while all Boov get busy reorganizing the planet. But when one resourceful girl, Tip, manages to avoid ...
Style: humorous, exciting, light, entertaining, emotional ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, adventure, benign alien, family, save the world, imaginary, alien, escapades, alien invasion, danger, odd couple, distant planet ...
Time: contemporary, future, 21st century
Place: usa, cross country, australia, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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