Movies like The Boxtrolls

If you like "The Boxtrolls" you are looking for humorous, feel good and exciting movies about / with good versus evil, family, adventure, friendship, young heroes, escapades and fish out of water themes of Animation, Adventure and Comedy genre shot in USA.
Find your next favorite and similar movies in two steps: 1. Identify all themes of interest from this film (block below). 2. Look for them in the presented list.
Save
this
list

to
The Boxtrolls (2014)
 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, semi serious, stylized, offbeat, puppet animation, dark ...
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, steampunk, children, runaway, talking animals, adaptation, greed, storytelling, creativity, mentor, imaginary, parent child relationship, youth, misfit ...
Time: victorian

Movie in categories

Most similar movies to The Boxtrolls

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, feel good, clever and semi serious films with plots about family, adventure, friendship, escapades, dialogue, mentor and animals mostly in Family, Animation and Adventure genres. Some movies like The Boxtrolls: The Lorax (2012), ParaNorman (2012), The Croods (2013), The Book of Life (2014), Monsters, Inc. (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Subscribe for new and better recommendations:
 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 ⇓
100%
 7.0
 83K
ParaNorman (2012)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
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, semi serious, puppet animation, macabre, dark humor ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: ghost, small town, young heroes, witch, zombie, supernatural, supernatural ability, family, save the day, chosen one, school, friendship ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 171K
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, semi serious, feel good, stylized, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, kids
Plot: adventure, survival, family life, parents and children, family relations, journey, youth, family, forces of nature, dangerous animal, family in danger, parenthood ...
Time: prehistory, ancient world, prehistoric, stone age, prehistoric times
⇓ 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, humorous, stylized, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: adventure, fall in love, true love, escapades, hopes, destiny, family, imaginary kingdom, danger, bullfighting, love and romance, imaginary ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Movie in collections
 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 ⇓
67%
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (2013)
Genre: Animation, Action, 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, humorous, colourful, funny ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: scientist, friendship, food, island, inventor, adventure, family, technology gone awry, chaos and mayhem, save the day, danger, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.3
 802K
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, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, friendship, follow your dream, family, dreams, friends, dog, obsessive quest, odd couple, hopes, mischievous children, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, south america, mount everest, venezuela
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.6
 19K
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, not serious, colourful, funny ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: animal life, adventure, friendship, escapades, bear, dachshund, disorder, daring rescue, odd couple, buddies, teaching the ways of the world, getting home ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Movie in collections
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: humorous, feel good, colourful, funny, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, toddlers
Plot: jungle, adventure, rescue, family, elephant, friendship, goofy hero, save the day, danger, talking animals, determination, swimming ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 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 ⇓
47%
Arthur 3: The War of the Two Worlds (2010)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Maltazard, the Evil M, is now 7 feet tall and evolving among the humans, causing terror wherever he goes. His goal is simple: forming an army of giant henchmen and ruling over the universe. Meanwhile, Arthur is still a Minimoy, and thus in a state ...
Style: exciting, feel good, humorous, light, tense ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: young heroes, adventure, friendship, heroic mission, rescue, escapades, family relations, disorder, imaginary kingdom, good versus evil, danger, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: europe, france, mcdonald's restaurant
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Emperor's New Groove (2000)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Kuzco is a self-centered emperor who summons Pacha from a village and to tell him that his home will be destroyed to make room for Kuzco's new summer home. Kuzco's advisor, Yzma, tries to poison Kuzco and accidentally turns him into a ...
Style: humorous, feel good, funny, witty, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers, kids
Plot: emperor, friendship, llama, kingdom, adventure, change of heart, family, good versus evil, rescue, young heroes, escapades, partners ...
Time: ancient history, 15th century
Place: latin america, peru, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 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 ⇓
46%
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 ⇓
45%
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 ⇓
44%
 6.7
 93K
Epic (2013)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
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, humorous, feel good, stylized, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: good versus evil, imaginary kingdom, adventure, in the woods, imaginary, friendship, teenage life, save the kingdom, protector, queen, birds, danger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 ⇓
42%
 6.7
 128K
Puss in Boots (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Long before he even met Shrek, the notorious fighter, lover and outlaw Puss in Boots becomes a hero when he sets off on an adventure with the tough and street smart Kitty Softpaws and the mastermind Humpty Dumpty to save his town. This is the true ...
Style: fairy tale, humorous, exciting, light, not serious ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: adventure, imaginary kingdom, talking cat, friendship, treasure hunt, save the day, escapades, cat, talking animals, magic, good versus evil, happy ending ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Movie in collections
Arthur and the Invisibles (2006)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: France
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, semi serious, humorous, stylized ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, teens
Plot: family, young heroes, fairy, friendship, disappearance, imaginary, treasure, princess, rescue, good versus evil, fantasy world, adventure ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: dungeon, connecticut, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.7
 444K
Despicable Me (2010)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Villainous Gru lives up to his reputation as a despicable, deplorable and downright unlikable guy when he hatches a plan to steal the moon from the sky. But he has a tough time staying on task after three orphans land in his care.
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, sweet, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: adoption, family, friendship, chase, villain, mad scientist, little girl, orphan, supervillain, adoptive father, heist, master villain ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 20th century, 1960s ...
Place: usa, egypt, north korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Arthur and the Revenge of Maltazard (2009)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Arthur answers a distress call from Princess Selenia, who is menaced by the nefarious Maltazard.
Style: feel good, exciting, humorous, touching, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: fairy, young heroes, adventure, daring rescue, imaginary kingdom, youth, save the day, good versus evil, family, escapades, danger, rivalry ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Good Dinosaur (2015)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An epic journey into the world of dinosaurs where an Apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend.
Style: humorous, exciting, touching, scenic, emotional ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: dinosaur, adventure, friendship, family, escapades, unlikely partners, partners, friends, meteor, waterfall, runaway, courage ...
Time: prehistory
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.9
 313K
Madagascar (2005)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Alex the lion is the king of the urban jungle, the main attraction at New York's Central Park Zoo. He and his best friends -- Marty the zebra, Melman the giraffe and Gloria the hippo -- have spent their whole lives in blissful captivity before ...
Style: feel good, humorous, funny, exciting, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: friendship, island, rescue, jungle, adventure, danger, animal life, journey, survival, lion, giraffe, zebra ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa, antarctica, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Movie in collections
 5.7
 24K
The Nut Job (2014)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family
Country: Canada, South Korea, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Surly, a curmudgeon, independent squirrel is banished from his park and forced to survive in the city. Lucky for him, he stumbles on the one thing that may be able to save his life, and the rest of park community, as they gear up for winter - ...
Style: humorous, entertaining, funny, light, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: family, heist, squirrel, friendship, crime gone awry, unlikely partners, friends, fish out of water, talking animals, chase, betrayal, rat ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 50s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch (2005)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 68 min.
Story: Now, we find the rowdy extraterrestrial getting used to life with his new ohana. However, a malfunction in the ultimate creation of Dr. Jumba soon emerges, which reinstates his destructive programming and threatens to both ruin his friendship with ...
Style: feel good, humorous, not serious, touching, captivating
Audience: preschoolers, pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: benign alien, family, good versus evil, friendship, adventure, danger, heroes, rivalry, space and aliens, pet, adoption, fish out of water ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.4
 186K
Minions (2015)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Minions Stuart, Kevin and Bob are recruited by Scarlet Overkill, a super-villain who, alongside her inventor husband Herb, hatches a plot to take over the world.
Style: feel good, humorous, exciting, entertaining, not serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: assistant, family, imaginary, master villain, escapades, master and servant, mad scientist, female villain, super villain, kids and family, adventure, storytelling ...
Time: prehistoric times, year 1968, 1960s, 20th century
Place: antarctica, england, buckingham palace, usa, florida ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 ⇓
37%
 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 ⇓
37%
Penguins of Madagascar (2014)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private join forces with undercover organization The North Wind to stop the villainous Dr. Octavius Brine from destroying the world as we know it.
Style: humorous, feel good, entertaining, light, not serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, buddies, friendship, espionage, working undercover, escapades, rescue, talking animals, penguins, danger, family, wilderness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: shanghai, new york, venice, shanghai china, antarctica ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.0
 149K
Shark Tale (2004)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Oscar is a small fish whose big aspirations often get him into trouble. Meanwhile, Lenny is a great white shark with a surprising secret that no sea creature would guess: He's a vegetarian. When a lie turns Oscar into an improbable hero and ...
Style: humorous, feel good, exciting, funny, colourful ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: shark, fish, underwater, adventure, animal life, talking animals, anthropomorphic animal, anthropomorphism, animals, friendship, kids and family, reggae ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Subscribe for new and better recommendations: