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The Boxtrolls (2014)
 6.8
 54K
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: exciting, feel good, humorous, colourful, atmospheric, stylized, offbeat, semi serious, puppet animation, whimsical ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, steampunk, fantasy world, family, good versus evil, friendship, young heroes, prejudice, danger, escapades, disorder, fish out of water, children, runaway, talking animals, adaptation, greed, storytelling, creativity, mentor, computer animation, troll, 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, visually appealing, feel good and sweet films with plots about adventure, family, friendship, danger, computer animation, escapades and storytelling mostly in Animation, Family and Adventure genres. Some movies like The Boxtrolls: Coraline (2009), The Book of Life (2014), Home (2015), The Lorax (2012), Monsters, Inc. (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.7
 193K
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, scary, dark, stylized ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, horror for children
Plot: dark fantasy, parallel world, adventure, danger, family, imaginary, family relations, save the day, weirdo, young heroes, parents and children, alternate reality ...
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, atmospheric ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: adventure, life & death, fall in love, hopes, destiny, true love, imaginary, escapades, bullfighting, love triangle, friendship, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 91K
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: exciting, light, emotional, humorous, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night
Plot: adventure, friendship, alien, benign alien, imaginary, save the world, disney, family, odd couple, escapades, danger, computer animation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: usa, australia, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 97K
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, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: disney, family, computer animation, tree, deforestation, childhood, obsessive quest, friendship, environmentalism, danger, greed, young heroes ...
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 8.0
 801K
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, sweet, funny, humorous, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, date night
Plot: friendship, monster, adventure, imaginary, rivalry, parallel world, fear, friends, creature, invisibility, kidnapping, villain ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: himalaya
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.2
 188K
The Croods (2013)
Genre: Animation, 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, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: adventure, family life, family relations, youth, survival, caveman, teen romance, disney, parents and children, journey, cave, hunting ...
Time: prehistory, stone age, prehistoric times, ancient world, prehistoric ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, adventurer, youth, 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%
 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 ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 8.2
 919K
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, sweet, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: loneliness, adventure, follow your dream, family, friendship, unlikely friendships, journey, dog, friends, obsessive quest, wilderness, dreams ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, south america, mount everest, venezuela
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 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 ⇓
100%
Trolls World Tour (2020)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Queen Poppy and Branch make a surprising discovery — there are other Troll worlds beyond their own, and their distinct differences create big clashes between these various tribes. When a mysterious threat puts all of the Trolls across the land in ...
Style: fairy tale, sweet, entertaining, funny, feel good ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: singing, dancing, adventure, troll, destiny, friendship, happiness, salvation, fantasy world, tribe, evil queen, escapades ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 158K
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, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, talking animals, animal life, squirrel, rescue, suburbs, heroic mission, fight back, cons and scams, fish out of water, danger, leader ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: indiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 494K
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: feel good, humorous, not serious, light, sweet ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, preschoolers, girls' night
Plot: adoption, orphan, imaginary, family, disney, friendship, supervillain, little girl, super villain, chase, villain, lifestyle change ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, 1960s, 2010s ...
Place: usa, north korea, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.6
 22K
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: kids, pre-teens, family outing, teens
Plot: adventure, deer, animal life, friendship, escapades, bear, dachshund, talking animals, forest, disorder, teaching the ways of the world, getting home ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.3
 236K
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: humorous, feel good, touching, light, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, disney, underwater, fish, memory loss, friendship, self doubt, amnesia, family, computer animation, teamwork, reunion ...
Time: 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, fairy tale, exciting, stylized, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, teens
Plot: fantasy world, fairy, adventure, young heroes, heroes, family, friendship, family relations, disappearance, good versus evil, imaginary, friends ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: connecticut, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night, teens
Plot: rescue, adventure, family, eccentric family, mischievous children, supernatural, supernatural ability, friendship, heroic mission, wildlife, danger, good versus evil ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa, london, kenya
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 ⇓
34%
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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, semi serious, exciting, feel good, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, kids
Plot: toys, christmas, toy, adventure, friendship, family, imaginary, danger, getting home, talking animals, disney, computer animation ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 ⇓
33%
We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story (1993)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK
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, disorder, animal life, rescue, escapades, young heroes, prehistoric creature, danger, talking animals ...
Time: prehistory, 90s, prehistoric times, prehistoric
Place: new york, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 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 ⇓
32%
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, basic training, fish out of water, disorder, best friends, heroes, school, disney, contamination, dream ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Movie in collections
 7.0
 93K
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, puppet animation, semi serious, scary, dark humor ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, horror for children
Plot: supernatural ability, small town, ghost, supernatural, zombie, witch, curses spells and rituals, empathy, family, stereotypes, save the day, chosen one ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland (1989)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A little boy whose dreams transcend reality is sucked into his own fantasy, which is everything he has dreamed of, until he unleashes an old secret that may not only destroy this perfect dream world but reality itself.
Style: humorous, stylized, exciting, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, teens
Plot: adventure, family, imaginary, good versus evil, danger, master villain, rivalry, heroes, escapades, young heroes, daring rescue, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: young heroes, imaginary kingdom, adventure, heroic mission, friendship, family relations, disorder, rescue, escapades, imaginary, youth, danger ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, preschoolers, pre-teens, family outing, teens
Plot: adventure, family, mischievous children, buddies, friendship, elementary school, escapades, save the day, danger, children, greed, multiple storylines ...
Time: 80s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 ⇓
50%
 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 ⇓
33%
Shrek the Halls (2007)
Genre: Animation, Short, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 21 min.
Story: The Christmas tree isn't the only thing green in this new holiday classic. Shrek is back and trying to get into the spirit of the season. After promising Fiona and the kids a Christmas they'll remember, he is forced to take a crash course ...
Style: christmas special, fairy tale, humorous, not serious, feel good ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: holiday, friendship, imaginary kingdom, family, fish out of water, escapades, adventure, odd couple, family life, family gatherings, donkey, cat ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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