Movies like The Secret of NIMH

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The Secret of NIMH (1982)
 7.6
 37K
The Secret of NIMH (1982)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
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 hideout, animal life, secret place, crow, artifact, rat, family, friends, family relations, couple relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century

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Most similar movies to The Secret of NIMH

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, sweet, feel good and melancholic films with plots about friendship, family, adventure, escapades, storytelling, dialogue and mentor mostly in Animation, Family and Adventure genres. Some movies like The Secret of NIMH: Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001), The Rescuers Down Under (1990), Stuart Little 2 (2002), All Dogs Go to Heaven (1989), The Last Unicorn (1982). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The world's most highly qualified crew of archaeologists and explorers is led by historian Milo Thatch as they board the incredible 1,000-foot submarine Ulysses and head deep into the mysteries of the sea.
Style: atmospheric, exciting, serious, stylized, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: atlantis, adventurer, adventure, expedition, underwater, scientist, ancient mystery, disney, princess, beast, king, steampunk ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1914
Place: iceland, washington d.c.
⇓ 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, new york, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, feel good, semi serious, sweet, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, girls' night ...
Plot: mouse, friendship, adventure, family, animal life, disorder, rescue, danger, escapades, heroic mission, friends, bird ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, new york yankees, manhattan new york city, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, orphan, dog, second chance, adventure, disney, friendship, heaven, animals, rescue, friends ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1939
Place: new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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, dragon, wizards and magicians, rescue, friendship, prince, heroic mission, heroes, imaginary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: 20th century, 80s, 1960s, 60s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.9
 59K
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: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: mouse, rescue, adventure, friendship, kidnapping, heroes, mole, disney, on the run, talking animals, chase, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, 2d animation ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, teens, girls' night
Plot: troll, imaginary kingdom, adventure, friendship, heroic mission, family, fish out of water, mischievous children, heroes, youth, escapades, good versus evil ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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All Dogs Go to Heaven 2 (1996)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, Ireland
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, touching, feel good, 2d animation ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: afterlife, dog, family, adventure, partners, young heroes, heroes, escapades, hopes, odd couple, youth, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: feel good, touching, colourful, sweet, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: adventure, dinosaur, friendship, tyrannosaurus rex, disney, survival, talking animals, earthquake, animal life, family, babies and infants, natural disaster ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, private detective, queen, assistant, uncover truth, rescue, family ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1890s, 1880s ...
Place: london, england, europe, big ben london
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, semi serious, exciting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: mouse, american dream, immigrants, good versus evil, heroes, orphan, hopes, friendship, family relations, cat, immigration, family ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: new york, russia, usa, hamburg germany, hong kong ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.7
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Epic (2013)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Ireland
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 kingdom, imaginary, good versus evil, adventure, teenage life, friendship, young heroes, save the kingdom, protector, talking animals, in the woods, queen ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Cat Returns (2002)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan, USA
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, sweet, humorous, fairy tale, colourful ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, prince, talking cat, cat, adventure, rescue, human animal relationship, friendship, mischievous children, family relations, disorder, magic ...
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: fairy tale, feel good, exciting, humorous, touching ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, kids
Plot: mouse, imaginary kingdom, adventurer, friendship, daring rescue, self discovery, rebellion, society, escapades, computer animation, hopes, rules and policies ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.2
 172K
Lilo & Stitch (2002)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A lonely Hawaiian girl named Lilo is being raised by her older sister, Nani, after their parents die -- under the watch of social worker Cobra Bubbles. When Lilo adopts a funny-looking dog and names him "Stitch," she doesn't realize ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, sweet, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, date night, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: disney, adoption, orphan, adventure, friendship, family, family relations, disorder, teaching the ways of the world, heroes, experiment, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: hawaii, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.1
 96K
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, social differences, friendship, butler, danger, mischievous children, animal life ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, edwardian era, 70s
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.0
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Chicken Run (2000)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA, UK, France, Ireland
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: witty, humorous, semi serious, light, funny ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: chicken, escape, freedom, farm, adventure, escape attempt, birds, animal protagonist, bird, chicken farm, loss of friend, talking animals ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, post world war two
Place: england, europe, yorkshire, northern england, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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: touching, feel good, humorous, colourful, twists and turns ...
Audience: family outing, teens, pre-teens, kids
Plot: witch, adventure, self discovery, friendship, supernatural ability, young heroes, cat, coming of age, friends, wizards and magicians, talking animals, talking cat ...
Place: europe, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, danger, escapades, adventurer, young heroes, fish out of water, family life ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Stuart Little 3: Call of the Wild (2005)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: With school out for the summer, the Littles are vacationing in a cabin by the lake, and Stuart is so excited he could burst! But when Snowbell the cat is captured by a mean-spirited creature known simply as the Beast, it's up to Stuart and a ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: getting home, family life, heroic mission, friendship, animal life, friends, disorder, partners, young heroes, danger, family, misfit ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, scenic, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: talking animals, owl, good versus evil, adventure, imaginary kingdom, heroic mission, imaginary, animal life, in the woods, heroes, family, bird ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, toddlers, preschoolers, teens ...
Plot: friendship, orphan, good versus evil, family, adventure, rescue, imaginary, wish come true, siblings relations, fish out of water, animal life, disorder ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: dragon, friendship, unlikely friendships, adventure, family, happy ending, imaginary, young kid, friends, vikings, imaginary kingdom, teamwork ...
Place: scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Secret World of Arrietty (2010)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: 14-year-old Arrietty and the rest of the Clock family live in peaceful anonymity as they make their own home from items "borrowed" from the house's human inhabitants. However, life changes for the Clocks when a human boy discovers ...
Style: touching, colourful, scenic, fairy tale, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, mysterious character, magical, miniature person, family, midget, adventure, parallel world, childhood, friends, maid, daring rescue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, feel good, semi serious, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, teens
Plot: dragon, sword, adventure, knight, royal family, king arthur, good versus evil, rescue, heroic mission, blindness, folk hero, young heroes ...
Time: middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, friendship, curses spells and rituals, imaginary kingdom, young heroes, in the woods, dangerous animal, escapades, rescue, happy ending, danger ...
Time: 2010s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.0
 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, 2d animation
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: underwater scene, underwater, mad scientist, transformation, fish, antidote, race against time, laboratory, adventure, survival, rescue, friendship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.6
 116K
Flushed Away (2006)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: UK, USA, Australia, France, Ireland
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, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: boat, talking animals, getting home, pets, friendship, heroic mission, rivalry, disorder, lifestyle change, fish out of water, rescue, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2006
Place: england, london, europe, buckingham palace, tower bridge london
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.7
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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: disney, spacecraft, young heroes, friendship, alien, fish, adventure, family, small town, chicken, danger, parents and children ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%