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The Boxtrolls (2014)
 6.8
 53K
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, exciting, feel good, colourful, atmospheric, stylized, offbeat, semi serious, puppet animation, whimsical ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: fantasy world, steampunk, adventure, family, good versus evil, friendship, young heroes, danger, escapades, disorder, fish out of water, troll, prejudice, children, runaway, talking animals, adaptation, greed, storytelling, creativity, mentor, computer animation, cave, youth, friends ...
Time: victorian

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Most similar movies to The Boxtrolls

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, melancholic, sweet and semi serious films with plots about dialogue, family, storytelling, childhood, computer animation, talking animals and runaway mostly in Animation, Family and Adventure genres. Some movies like The Boxtrolls: The Croods (2013), Coraline (2009), The Book of Life (2014), Monsters, Inc. (2001), The Lorax (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.2
 185K
The Croods (2013)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The Croods is a prehistoric comedy adventure that follows the world's first family as they embark on a journey of a lifetime when the cave that has always shielded them from danger is destroyed. Traveling across a spectacular landscape, the ...
Style: humorous, feel good, exciting, touching, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, survival, youth, family relations, disney, family life, caveman, cave, journey, parents and children, hunting, family ...
Time: prehistory, stone age, prehistoric times, prehistoric, ancient world ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 188K
Coraline (2009)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When Coraline moves to an old house, she feels bored and neglected by her parents. She finds a hidden door with a bricked up passage. During the night, she crosses the passage and finds a parallel world where everybody has buttons instead of eyes, ...
Style: surreal, gothic, stylized, scary, bleak ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, horror for children
Plot: parallel world, dark fantasy, adventure, family, parents and children, danger, weirdo, alternate reality, neighbor, young heroes, save the day, talking animals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oregon, usa, michigan, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Book of Life (2014)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The journey of Manolo, a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart. Before choosing which path to follow, he embarks on an incredible adventure that spans three fantastical worlds where he must ...
Style: exciting, touching, suspenseful, stylized, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: adventure, life & death, imaginary, fall in love, hopes, escapades, true love, destiny, imaginary kingdom, bullfighting, romance, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 785K
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: sweet, feel good, funny, humorous, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, date night
Plot: monster, friendship, adventure, imaginary, rivalry, fear, creature, friends, invisibility, kidnapping, villain, family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: himalaya
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 6.4
 95K
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, entertaining, fairy tale, colourful, humorous ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: disney, family, computer animation, tree, obsessive quest, childhood, friendship, environmentalism, danger, greed, walled city, adventure ...
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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, feel good, humorous, touching, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: magic, orphan, giant, surrealism, adventure, aunt, friendship, young heroes, family, danger, adventurer, buddies ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: manhattan new york city, england, manhattan, new york city, new york, empire state building manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 899K
Up (2009)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Carl Fredricksen spent his entire life dreaming of exploring the globe and experiencing life to its fullest. But at age 78, life seems to have passed him by, until a twist of fate (and a persistent 8-year old Wilderness Explorer named Russell) gives ...
Style: feel good, exciting, touching, sweet, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, follow your dream, loneliness, family, friendship, dog, journey, friends, unlikely friendships, wilderness, obsessive quest, dreams ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, south america, venezuela, mount everest
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 109K
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, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: boat, frog, getting home, talking animals, friendship, heroic mission, disorder, fish out of water, rivalry, lifestyle change, escapades, rescue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2006
Place: england, london, europe, tower bridge london, buckingham palace
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.8
 93K
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: kids, family outing, preschoolers, girls' night
Plot: friendship, adventure, talking animals, human becomes animal, redemption, family, grizzly bear, disney, transformation, self discovery, brother brother relationship, hunting ...
Time: prehistory, 1890s, prehistoric times
Place: alaska, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 20K
The Pagemaster (1994)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Horror
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: feel good, touching, semi serious, stylized, melancholic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, fantasy world, mischievous children, library, magic, fish out of water, young heroes, getting home, heroic mission, imaginary, imaginary kingdom, imagination ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, rescue, in the woods, dangerous animal, happy ending, fantasy world, danger ...
Time: 2010s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 155K
Over the Hedge (2006)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A scheming raccoon fools a mismatched family of forest creatures into helping him repay a debt of food, by invading the new suburban sprawl that popped up while they were hibernating – and learns a lesson about family himself.
Style: exciting, humorous, funny, satirical, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: adventure, animal life, squirrel, rescue, suburbs, talking animals, heroic mission, fight back, fish out of water, cons and scams, leader, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: indiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 230K
Finding Dory (2016)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Dory is reunited with her friends Nemo and Marlin in the search for answers about her past. What can she remember? Who are her parents? And where did she learn to speak Whale?
Style: feel good, light, touching, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: adventure, underwater, fish, memory loss, friendship, disney, amnesia, self doubt, family, computer animation, reunion, teamwork ...
Time: 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 91K
ParaNorman (2012)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In the town of Blithe Hollow, Norman Babcock is a boy who can speak to the dead, but no one besides his eccentric new friend, Neil, believes his ability is real. One day, Norman's estranged eccentric uncle tells him of an important annual ...
Style: gothic, scary, puppet animation, semi serious, macabre ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, horror for children
Plot: ghost, witch, small town, supernatural, zombie, save the day, supernatural ability, young heroes, chosen one, family, school, friendship ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.6
 21K
Open Season 2 (2008)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: After falling head over hooves in love with Giselle, Elliot's road to the altar takes a slight detour when Mr. Weenie is kidnapped by a group of pampered pets determined to return him to his owners.
Style: humorous, feel good, colourful, funny, not serious ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing, teens
Plot: adventure, animal life, friendship, escapades, dachshund, bear, talking animals, forest, teaching the ways of the world, getting home, disorder, odd couple ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.6
 89K
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: light, exciting, emotional, humorous, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night
Plot: adventure, alien, friendship, benign alien, save the world, imaginary, escapades, family, danger, odd couple, disney, computer animation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: usa, australia, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Arthur and the Invisibles (2006)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: France, USA, UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Arthur is a spirited ten-year old whose parents are away looking for work, whose eccentric grandfather has been missing for several years, and who lives with his grandmother in a country house that, in two days, will be repossessed, torn down, and ...
Style: feel good, exciting, stylized, fairy tale, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, teens
Plot: fantasy world, fairy, family, adventure, young heroes, heroes, friendship, family relations, disappearance, good versus evil, imaginary, friends ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: connecticut, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, colourful, funny, humorous ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing, toddlers
Plot: adventure, jungle, talking animals, friendship, determination, elephant, rescue, fantasy world, family, friends, goofy hero, save the day ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Toy Story That Time Forgot (2014)
Genre: Animation, Short, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: During a post-Christmas play date, the gang find themselves in uncharted territory when the coolest set of action figures ever turn out to be dangerously delusional. It's all up to Trixie, the triceratops, if the gang hopes to return to ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, exciting, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, kids
Plot: toys, christmas, toy, adventure, friendship, family, imaginary, getting home, danger, talking animals, computer animation, good versus evil ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Wild Thornberrys Movie (2002)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Eliza and Debbie are two sisters who don't always get along. But their relationship is put to the test when Debbie's life is in danger, and Eliza might have to give up her power to talk to animals....
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, clever, exciting ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, girls' night, teens
Plot: rescue, adventure, family, eccentric family, mischievous children, heroic mission, supernatural ability, supernatural, friendship, wildlife, escapades, save the day ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa, london, kenya
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story (1993)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
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: humorous, semi serious, entertaining, captivating, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: adventure, dinosaur, friendship, time travel, animal life, disorder, escapades, young heroes, rescue, prehistoric creature, danger, talking animals ...
Time: prehistory, 90s, prehistoric times, prehistoric
Place: new york, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, feel good, semi serious, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, toddlers, teens ...
Plot: friendship, orphan, good versus evil, family, adventure, imaginary, siblings relations, wish come true, rescue, danger, young heroes, mischievous children ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (2013)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After the disastrous food storm in the first film, Flint and his friends are forced to leave the town. Flint accepts the invitation from his idol Chester V to join The Live Corp Company, which has been tasked to clean the island, and where the best ...
Style: feel good, exciting, colourful, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, teens
Plot: scientist, adventure, inventor, friendship, technology gone awry, food, chaos and mayhem, danger, island, save the day, family, creator ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2013, 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 6.7
 98K
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, good versus evil, imaginary kingdom, adventure, friendship, teenage life, young heroes, save the kingdom, protector, talking animals, birds, family ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.5
 69K
Trolls (2016)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Lovable and friendly, the trolls love to play around. But one day, a mysterious giant shows up to end the party. Poppy, the optimistic leader of the Trolls, and her polar opposite, Branch, must embark on an adventure that takes them far beyond the ...
Style: colourful, light, sweet, humorous, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, girls' night, teens
Plot: troll, adventure, friendship, family, happy ending, disney, music, princess, escape, abduction, dancing, good versus evil ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
 5.8
 36K
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, pre-teens, preschoolers, girls' night ...
Plot: ant, friendship, rescue, bully, shrinking, adventure, family, self discovery, children, vengeance, computer animation, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Doug's 1st Movie (1999)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Doug and his pal Skeeter set's out to find the monster of Lucky Duck Lake. Though things get really out of hand when some one blurts out that the monster is real.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, entertaining, melancholic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: friendship, family, good versus evil, heroes, best friends, basic training, disorder, fish out of water, school, disney, dance, dream ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, funny, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, preschoolers, family outing, teens
Plot: adventure, family, mischievous children, buddies, friendship, escapades, elementary school, danger, save the day, children, greed, multiple storylines ...
Time: 80s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, preschoolers, family outing, teens, girls' night
Plot: troll, imaginary kingdom, adventure, friendship, heroic mission, family, youth, fish out of water, heroes, escapades, mischievous children, good versus evil ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Rugrats Go Wild (2003)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Rugrats Go Wild is a 2003 crossover animated film, with two animated Nickelodeon television series Rugrats and The Wild Thornberrys. The film was produced by Klasky Csupo and released in theaters on June 13, 2003 by Paramount Pictures and ...
Style: humorous, not serious, entertaining, sweet, melancholic ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, teens
Plot: rescue, island, jungle, adventure, mischievous children, friendship, young heroes, save the day, babies and infants, escapades, leadership, youth ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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