Movies like The Boxtrolls

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The Boxtrolls (2014)
 6.8
 58K
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: feel good, colourful, humorous, exciting, surreal, stylized, atmospheric, fairy tale, twists and turns, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, steampunk, friendship, good versus evil, family, prejudice, fantasy world, young heroes, troll, children, runaway, greed, adaptation, mentor, creativity, escapades, disorder, fish out of water, unlikely friendships, talking animals, supernatural, monster, genocide, chase, boy hero ...
Time: victorian era, victorian

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Most similar movies to The Boxtrolls

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, feel good, visually appealing and clever films with plots about adventure, family, computer animation, friendship, escapades, storytelling and childhood mostly in Animation, Family and Adventure genres. Some movies like The Boxtrolls: Home (2015), The Lorax (2012), Coraline (2009), The Book of Life (2014), Monster House (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.6
 102K
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, emotional, exciting, entertaining, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night, preschoolers
Plot: adventure, friendship, alien, benign alien, family, alien invasion, save the world, disney, culture clash, loneliness, children, odd couple ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: australia, usa, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 112K
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: entertaining, colourful, feel good, fairy tale, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers, girls' night
Plot: disney, family, childhood, adventure, talking animals, deforestation, chase, friendship, obsessive quest, tree, environmental, justice ...
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 7.7
 223K
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: gothic, surreal, dark fantasy, dark, scary ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, preschoolers, horror for children
Plot: monster, parallel world, adventure, alternate reality, secret place, heroine, weirdo, family, children, family relations, talking animals, young heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oregon, usa, michigan, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
The Book of Life (2014)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico
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: touching, exciting, romantic, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: adventure, life & death, true love, friendship, destiny, hopes, love triangle, fall in love, love and romance, family, bullfighting, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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 6.6
 118K
Monster House (2006)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Monsters under the bed are scary enough, but what happens when an entire house is out to get you? Three teens aim to find out when they go up against a decrepit neighboring home and unlock its frightening secrets.
Style: scary, dark, captivating, semi serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, girls' night, preschoolers ...
Plot: halloween, haunted house, family, monster, supernatural, children, ghost, neighbor, suburbs, friendship, child, childhood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 281K
Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Po is now living his dream as The Dragon Warrior, protecting the Valley of Peace alongside his friends and fellow kung fu masters, The Furious Five - Tigress, Crane, Mantis, Viper and Monkey. But Po’s new life of awesomeness is threatened by the ...
Style: exciting, entertaining, humorous, funny, witty ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: talking animals, adventure, martial arts, mentor, master warrior, animals, chosen one, family, goofy hero, kung fu, good versus evil, threat ...
Time: 2010s, year 2011
Place: china, ancient china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.3
 1.0M
Up (2009)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, 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, touching, exciting, sweet, inspirational ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: unlikely friendships, dog, loneliness, adventure, friendship, family, follow your dream, hopes, talking animals, friends, journey, obsessive quest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south america, latin america, mount everest, venezuela
⇓ 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, stylized, exciting, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, girls' night, preschoolers
Plot: fantasy world, fairy, young heroes, family, adventure, friendship, good versus evil, heroes, treasure, family relations, destiny, disappearance ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: connecticut, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.7
 26K
Missing Link (2019)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The charismatic Sir Lionel Frost considers himself to be the world's foremost investigator of myths and monsters. Trouble is, none of his small-minded, high-society peers seems to recognize this. Hoping to finally gain acceptance from these ...
Style: entertaining, light, humorous, fairy tale, thought provoking ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: yeti, legends and myths, loch ness monster, sasquatch, explorer, ocean, hunting, escapades, adventure, talking animals, journey, storm ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: england, washington state, himalaya
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 895K
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, funny, humorous, sweet, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, teens, girls' night ...
Plot: monster, friendship, adventure, creature, parallel world, talking animals, rivalry, fantasy world, friends, misfit, villain, disney ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, 21st century
Place: himalaya
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.2
 213K
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, touching, entertaining, 3d animation ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night, chick flick ...
Plot: adventure, caveman, family life, survival, disney, youth, father daughter relationship, parents and children, family relations, family, animals, forces of nature ...
Time: prehistory, stone age, prehistoric times, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.0
 102K
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, dark fantasy, surreal, scary, witty ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens, horror for children
Plot: zombie, supernatural ability, ghost, supernatural, witch, small town, family, halloween, stereotypes, medium, talking to the dead, monster ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 7.2
 290K
A Bug's Life (1998)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: On behalf of "oppressed bugs everywhere," an inventive ant named Flik hires a troupe of warrior bugs to defend his bustling colony from a horde of freeloading grasshoppers led by the evil-minded Hopper.
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, witty, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: talking animals, ant, circus, disney, good versus evil, friendship, adventure, teamwork, villain, toys, fight, misfit ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.9
 399K
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, entertaining, humorous, funny, witty ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, teens, preschoolers
Plot: animals, friendship, talking animals, jungle, adventure, island, unlikely friendships, lion, escape, penguins, animal life, journey ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa, madagascar, antarctica, new york, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Mune: Guardian of the Moon (2014)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When a faun named Mune becomes the Guardian of the Moon, little did he had unprepared experience with the Moon and an accident that could put both the Moon and the Sun in danger, including a corrupt titan named Necross who wants the Sun for himself ...
Style: sweet, fairy tale, light, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: adventure, moon, save the world, chosen one, good versus evil, friendship, love and romance, talking animals, journey, sun, happy ending, fantasy world ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Arthur Christmas (2011)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Each Christmas, Santa and his vast army of highly trained elves produce gifts and distribute them around the world in one night. However, when one of 600 million children to receive a gift from Santa on Christmas Eve is missed, it is deemed ...
Style: stylized, humorous, colourful, touching, exciting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, girls' night
Plot: christmas, santa claus, holiday, family, adventure, redemption, race against time, magical, escapades, reindeer, magic, runaway ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: tanzania, idaho, cuba, toronto ontario canada, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.6
 125K
Flushed Away (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
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: funny, feel good, humorous, entertaining, stylized ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: boat, talking animals, rat, friendship, getting home, mouse, adventure, sewer, heroic mission, animals, rivalry, fish out of water ...
Time: 2000s, year 2006, 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe, buckingham palace, tower bridge london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.5
 24K
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: funny, humorous, colourful, feel good, not serious ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, teens
Plot: dachshund, animal life, adventure, talking animals, friendship, escapades, creativity, forest, bear, deer, disney, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Tired of scaring humans every October 31 with the same old bag of tricks, Jack Skellington, the spindly king of Halloween Town, kidnaps Santa Claus and plans to deliver shrunken heads and other ghoulish gifts to children on Christmas morning. But as ...
Style: gothic, dark fantasy, dark, surreal, atmospheric ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, horror for children
Plot: christmas, halloween, holiday, goth, imaginary kingdom, good versus evil, magic, objects come to life, fantasy world, loneliness, music, disney ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Happily N'Ever After (2006)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Germany, Canada, UK, Australia, Japan
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An alliance of evil-doers, led by Frieda, looks to take over Fairy Tale Land. But when Ella realizes her stepmother is out to ruin her storybook existence, she takes a dramatic turn and blossoms into the leader of the resistance effort.
Style: fairy tale, humorous, not serious, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, good versus evil, friendship, friends, cinderella story, love and romance, wizards, heroes, happy ending, adventure, disorder, cinderella ...
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
How to Train Your Dragon (2010)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, 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, fairy tale, touching, atmospheric ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers, teens ...
Plot: dragon, friendship, adventure, unlikely friendships, viking, family, friends, young kid, creature, imaginary kingdom, teamwork, legends and myths ...
Time: middle ages
Place: scandinavia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 272K
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, humorous, touching, emotional ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: disney, memory loss, family, adventure, fish, animals, ocean, kids and family, amnesia, friendship, shark, beautiful scenery ...
Time: 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Kirikou and the Sorceress (1998)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: France, Belgium, Luxembourg
Duration: 71 min.
Story: Drawn from elements of West African folk tales, it depicts how a newborn boy, Kirikou, saves his village from the evil witch Karaba.
Style: sexy, dark fantasy, macabre, allegory, visually appealing ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: family, good versus evil, adventure, magic, witch, african, children, british, fantasy world, brutality, childhood, transformation ...
Place: africa, tokyo, england, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.6
 541K
Despicable Me (2010)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family, Sci-Fi
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, light, not serious, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers, girls' night
Plot: adoption, orphan, family, disney, super villain, chase, escapades, children, friendship, lifestyle change, little girl, redemption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1969, 20th century, 2010s ...
Place: north korea, usa, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 107K
Frankenweenie (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When a car hits young Victor's pet dog Sparky, Victor decides to bring him back to life the only way he knows how. But when the bolt-necked "monster" wreaks havoc and terror in the hearts of Victor's neighbors, he has to convince ...
Style: gothic, scary, macabre, humorous, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, horror for children
Plot: dog, supernatural, frankenstein, experiment, afterlife, monster, reincarnation, disney, back from the dead, pets, mad scientist, life & death ...
Time: 1930s
Place: usa, netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: humorous, clever, feel good, semi serious, thought provoking ...
Audience: kids, girls' night, teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, family, wildlife, rescue, eccentric family, supernatural, supernatural ability, mischievous children, heroic mission, friendship, escapades, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa, london, kenya
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, entertaining, sweet, touching, light ...
Audience: kids, girls' night, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers ...
Plot: mouse, friendship, talking animals, adventure, family, bird, disorder, rescue, friends, escapades, heroic mission, animal life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, new york yankees, manhattan new york city, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: humorous, feel good, exciting, semi serious, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, preschoolers
Plot: imaginary kingdom, young heroes, heroic mission, adventure, rescue, family relations, little people, friendship, good versus evil, princess, escapades, disorder ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, entertaining, melancholic, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, teens, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: disney, family, school, happy ending, friendship, good versus evil, basic training, fish out of water, disorder, best friends, heroes, childhood ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Dreamworks Spooky Stories (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: In these spooktacular stories, your favorite DreamWorks characters from the blockbuster hits Shrek and Monsters vs. Aliens return in these chilling tales for the whole family.
Style: stylized, not serious, witty, feel good, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: good versus evil, adventure, friendship, escapades, disorder, rivalry, family, heroes, imaginary kingdom, halloween, monster, friends ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%