Movies like The Secret of NIMH

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The Secret of NIMH (1982)
 7.6
 36K
The Secret of NIMH (1982)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A widowed field mouse must move her family -- including an ailing son -- to escape a farmer's plow. Aided by a crow and a pack of superintelligent, escaped lab rats, the brave mother struggles to transplant her home to firmer ground.
Style: touching, feel good, atmospheric, witty, stylized, humorous, exciting, semi serious, sad, cult film ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: mouse, heroic mission, lifesaver, secret, adventure, widow, friendship, against the odds, rescue, heroes, danger, family problems, cure, cat, laboratory, secret place, secret hideout, animal life, crow, profanity, artifact, family, friends, family relations, couple relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, sweet, melancholic and feel good films with plots about friendship, adventure, family, talking animals, storytelling, mentor and dialogue mostly in Animation, Adventure and Family genres. Some movies like The Secret of NIMH: Watership Down (1978), The Rescuers Down Under (1990), The Last Unicorn (1982), All Dogs Go to Heaven (1989), Stuart Little 2 (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.6
 33K
Watership Down (1978)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When the warren belonging to a community of rabbits is threatened, a brave group led by Fiver, Bigwig, Blackberry and Hazel leave their homeland in a search of a safe new haven.
Style: emotional, serious, cult film, gloomy, adult animation ...
Plot: rabbit, adventure, friendship, journey, violence, survival, in the woods, animal life, family, bird, a vision, wounded animal ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Rescuers Down Under (1990)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: A lawless poacher wants to capture a majestic and rare golden eagle, so he kidnaps the boy who knows where to find the bird. Not to worry -- the Rescue Aid Society's top agents, heroic mice Miss Bianca and Bernard, fly to Australia to save the ...
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, feel good, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: mouse, disney, australian outback, rescue, poacher, adventure, friendship, adventurer, heroic mission, follow your dream, talking animals, good versus evil ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: australia, hawaii, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Last Unicorn (1982)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, France, West Germany, Japan, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: From a riddle-speaking butterfly, a unicorn learns that she is supposedly the last of her kind, all the others having been herded away by the Red Bull. The unicorn sets out to discover the truth behind the butterfly's words. She is eventually ...
Style: exciting, feel good, touching, light, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: unicorn, magic, adventure, good versus evil, wizards and magicians, rescue, friendship, prince, heroic mission, danger, dragon, heroes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
All Dogs Go to Heaven (1989)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: When a casino owning dog named Charlie is murdered by his rival Carface, he finds himself in Heaven basically by default since all dogs go to heaven. However, since he wants to get back at his killer, he cons his way back to the living with the ...
Style: touching, sad, sweet, entertaining, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: afterlife, talking animals, dog, second chance, adventure, orphan, friendship, heaven, disney, rescue, friends, german shepherd ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1939
Place: new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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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: humorous, semi serious, feel good, sweet, visually appealing ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers, girls' night ...
Plot: mouse, friendship, bird, skyscraper, family, falcon, adventure, rivalry, dangerous animal, heroes, rescue, danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new york yankees, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.9
 57K
The Rescuers (1977)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: What can two little mice possibly do to save an orphan girl who's fallen into evil hands? With a little cooperation and faith in oneself, anything is possible! As members of the mouse-run International Rescue Aid Society, Bernard and Miss ...
Style: light, touching, feel good, semi serious, colourful ...
Audience: preschoolers, family outing, kids
Plot: mouse, rescue, adventure, friendship, kidnapping, heroes, mole, on the run, talking animals, chase, disney, crime ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Fox and the Hound (1981)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: When a feisty little fox named Tod is adopted into a farm family, he quickly becomes friends with a fun and adorable hound puppy named Copper. Life is full of hilarious adventures until Copper is expected to take on his role as a hunting dog -- and ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: friendship, dog, disney, animal life, fox, adventure, rescue, reconciliation, best friends, friends, danger, wounded animal ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
All Dogs Go to Heaven 2 (1996)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Charlie and Itchy return to Earth to find Gabriel's Horn, but along the way meet up with a young boy named David, who ran away from home.
Style: exciting, serious, feel good, touching, sweet ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: afterlife, dog, family, adventure, odd couple, partners, youth, danger, love and romance, rivalry, heroes, escapades ...
Time: 20th century
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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, sweet, cult film ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, teens, girls' night
Plot: troll, imaginary kingdom, adventure, friendship, heroic mission, family, fish out of water, good versus evil, heroes, mischievous children, youth, escapades ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.7
 99K
Epic (2013)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A teenager finds herself transported to a deep forest setting where a battle between the forces of good and the forces of evil is taking place. She bands together with a rag-tag group characters in order to save their world -- and ours.
Style: exciting, feel good, stylized, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, girls' night
Plot: imaginary, imaginary kingdom, good versus evil, adventure, friendship, teenage life, young heroes, save the kingdom, protector, talking animals, family, in the woods ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Horton Hears a Who! (2008)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: One day, Horton the elephant hears a cry from help coming from a speck of dust. Even though he can't see anyone on the speck, he decides to help it. As it turns out, the speck of dust is home to the Whos, who live in their city of Whoville. ...
Style: feel good, light, funny, colourful, humorous ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing, toddlers
Plot: adventure, talking animals, determination, jungle, friendship, elephant, rescue, fantasy world, family, friends, save the day, goofy hero ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
An American Tail (1986)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A young mouse named Fievel and his family decide to migrate to America, a "land without cats," at the turn of the 20th century. But somehow, Fievel ends up in the New World alone and must fend off not only the felines he never thought ...
Style: sentimental, touching, humorous, exciting, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: mouse, american dream, immigrants, jewish, family relations, friendship, heroes, orphan, hopes, good versus evil, immigration, cossack ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: new york, russia, usa, hong kong, hamburg germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Tale of Despereaux (2008)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Once upon a time... in the far away kingdom of Dor... lived a brave and virtuous mouse with comically oversized ears who dreamt of becoming a knight. Banished from his home for having such lofty ambitions, Despereaux sets off on an amazing adventure ...
Style: feel good, fairy tale, humorous, touching, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, kids
Plot: mouse, imaginary kingdom, adventurer, save the princess, self discovery, friendship, daring rescue, escapades, rebellion, society, rules and policies, social misfits ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Land Before Time (1988)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA, Ireland
Duration: 69 min.
Story: An orphaned brontosaurus named Littlefoot sets off in search of the legendary Great Valley. A land of lush vegetation where the dinosaurs can thrive and live in peace. Along the way he meets four other young dinosaurs, each one a different species, ...
Style: touching, feel good, colourful, sweet, sentimental ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: adventure, dinosaur, natural disaster, disney, friendship, survival, talking animals, tyrannosaurus rex, earthquake, animal life, family, danger ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
An American Tail: Fievel Goes West (1991)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Musical, Western
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Some time after the Mousekewitz's have settled in America, they find that they are still having problems with the threat of cats. That makes them eager to try another home out in the west, where they are promised that mice and cats live in ...
Style: humorous, feel good, exciting, not serious, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: mouse, family, old west, adventure, animal life, rescue, adventurer, young heroes, danger, escapades, family life, fish out of water ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.6
 111K
Flushed Away (2006)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: London high-society mouse, Roddy is flushed down the toilet by Sid, a common sewer rat. Hang on for a madcap adventure deep in the sewer bowels of Ratropolis, where Roddy meets the resourceful Rita, the rodent-hating Toad and his faithful thugs, ...
Style: humorous, exciting, feel good, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: boat, getting home, frog, talking animals, friendship, heroic mission, anthropomorphic animal, rivalry, lifestyle change, disorder, fish out of water, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2006
Place: england, london, europe, buckingham palace, tower bridge london
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.1
 92K
The AristoCats (1970)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: When Madame Adelaide Bonfamille leaves her fortune to Duchess and her children -- Bonfamille's prize family of domesticated house cats -- the butler plots to steal the money and kidnaps the heirs, leaving them out on a country road. All seems ...
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, entertaining, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: cat, adventure, disney, animal protagonist, pets, getting home, friendship, social differences, butler, daring rescue, mischievous children, danger ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, edwardian era, 70s
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Cat Returns (2002)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Haru, a schoolgirl bored by her ordinary routine, saves the life of an unusual cat and suddenly her world is transformed beyond anything she ever imagined. The Cat King rewards her good deed with a flurry of presents, including a very shocking ...
Style: feel good, humorous, fairy tale, colourful, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: talking cat, imaginary kingdom, cat, prince, adventure, rescue, human animal relationship, friendship, disorder, mischievous children, family relations, magic ...
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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The Great Mouse Detective (1986)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Musical, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: When the diabolical Professor Ratigan kidnaps London's master toymaker, the brilliant master of disguise Basil of Baker Street and his trusted sidekick Dawson try to elude the ultimate trap and foil the perfect crime.
Style: humorous, exciting, feel good, light, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: mouse, disney, adventure, investigation, good versus evil, talking animals, queen, assistant, uncover truth, danger, private detective, rescue ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, victorian era, 1880s ...
Place: london, england, europe, big ben london
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole (2010)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Soren, a young barn owl, is kidnapped by owls of St. Aggie's, ostensibly an orphanage, where owlets are brainwashed into becoming soldiers. He and his new friends escape to the island of Ga'Hoole, to assist its noble, wise owls who fight ...
Style: captivating, exciting, atmospheric, fairy tale, stylized ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: talking animals, owl, good versus evil, adventure, heroic mission, imaginary, in the woods, imaginary kingdom, animal life, heroes, family, brother vs brother ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Magic Sword: Quest for Camelot (1998)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: During the times of King Arthur, Kayley is a brave girl who dreams of following her late father as a Knight of the Round Table. The evil Ruber wants to invade Camelot and take the throne of King Arthur, and Kayley has to stop him.
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, feel good, stylized ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, teens
Plot: dragon, adventure, knight, royal family, king arthur, good versus evil, sword, heroic mission, rescue, blindness, young heroes, escapades ...
Time: middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.0
 175K
Chicken Run (2000)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: UK, USA, France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Having been hopelessly repressed and facing eventual certain death at the British chicken farm where they are held, Rocky the american rooster and Ginger the chicken decide to rebel against the evil Mr. and Mrs. Tweedy, the farm's owners. Rocky ...
Style: humorous, light, funny, witty, clay animation ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: escape, chicken, freedom, adventure, birds, bird, farm, talking animals, against the odds, heroic mission, verbal byplay, danger ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: england, europe, yorkshire, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: touching, humorous, semi serious, feel good, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, toddlers, teens ...
Plot: friendship, orphan, good versus evil, family, adventure, rescue, imaginary, wish come true, siblings relations, fish out of water, family relations, animal life ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Kiki's Delivery Service (1989)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A young witch, on her mandatory year of independent life, finds fitting into a new community difficult while she supports herself by running an air courier service.
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, colourful, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, pre-teens
Plot: witch, self discovery, adventure, supernatural ability, coming of age, cat, wizards and magicians, friendship, young heroes, talking animals, friends, talking cat ...
Place: europe, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.7
 85K
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, feel good, semi serious, light, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: chicken, young heroes, friendship, alien, spacecraft, fish, disney, adventure, family, small town, danger, parents and children ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: fairy tale, exciting, sentimental, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night, teens
Plot: fairy, adventure, imaginary kingdom, friendship, curses spells and rituals, young heroes, in the woods, rescue, dangerous animal, happy ending, fantasy world, danger ...
Time: 2010s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.8
 37K
The Ant Bully (2006)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Fed up with being targeted by the neighborhood bully, 10-year-old Lucas Nickle vents his frustrations on the anthill in his front yard ... until the insects shrink him to the size of a bug with a magic elixir. Convicted of "crimes against the ...
Style: humorous, exciting, feel good, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, girls' night ...
Plot: ant, friendship, rescue, bully, shrinking, adventure, family, self discovery, children, vengeance, computer animation, animal life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.1
 21K
The Pagemaster (1994)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Tyler knows a lot about accidents. So much so, he is scared to do anything that might endanger him, like riding his bike, or climbing into his treehouse. While in an old library, he is mystically transported into the unknown world of books, and he ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, touching, stylized, melancholic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, magic, fantasy world, mischievous children, fish out of water, heroic mission, imaginary kingdom, imaginary, getting home, young heroes, imagination, lone hero ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.9
 6K
A Fish Tale (2000)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Sci-Fi
Country: Germany, Ireland, Denmark, USA, France, Canada, UK, Spain, Estonia, Latvia
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Three children accidentally get turned into fish after drinking a potion made by an eccentric scientist. The kids end up in the sea, with one problem. They must find and drink the antidote within 48 hours, or forever remain as fish.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, cult film
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: underwater, mad scientist, transformation, fish, race against time, antidote, laboratory, adventure, survival, rescue, friendship, heroic mission ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
How to Train Your Dragon (2010)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: As the son of a Viking leader on the cusp of manhood, shy Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III faces a rite of passage: he must kill a dragon to prove his warrior mettle. But after downing a feared dragon, he realizes that he no longer wants to destroy it, ...
Style: feel good, exciting, atmospheric, touching, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: dragon, friendship, happy ending, adventure, family, imaginary, vikings, unlikely friendships, imaginary kingdom, training, warrior, journey ...
Place: scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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