Movies like The Spiderwick Chronicles

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The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008)
 6.5
 89K
The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Upon moving into the run-down Spiderwick Estate with their mother, twin brothers Jared and Simon Grace, along with their sister Mallory, find themselves pulled into an alternate world full of faeries and other creatures.
Style: fairy tale, semi serious, exciting, entertaining, scary, humorous, psychotronic, visually appealing, weird, sweet ...
Audience: horror for children, kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: fairy, fantasy world, magical creature, adventure, imaginary kingdom, imaginary, siblings relations, family relations, magical, goblin, twins, single parent, magic, family, estate, evil, danger, children, parent child relationship, talking animals, troll, good versus evil, giant, single mother, runaway ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new england, usa

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Most similar movies to The Spiderwick Chronicles

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, fairy tale, humorous and visually appealing films with plots about fantasy world, adventure, family, magic, catastrophe, storytelling and mentor mostly in Fantasy, Adventure and Family genres. Some movies like The Spiderwick Chronicles: Goosebumps (2015), Bridge to Terabithia (2007), The BFG (2016), Jumanji (1995), The Secret of Moonacre (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.3
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Goosebumps (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA, Australia, Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After moving to a small town, Zach Cooper finds a silver lining when he meets next door neighbor Hannah, the daughter of bestselling Goosebumps series author R.L. Stine. When Zach unintentionally unleashes real monsters from their manuscripts and ...
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, scary, entertaining ...
Audience: horror for children, pre-teens, teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: teenagers, good versus evil, monsters, adventure, monster, werewolf, book, magic, youth, imaginary, escapades, ventriloquist dummy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: maryland, usa
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89%
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 161 min.
Story: Ignoring threats to his life, Harry returns to Hogwarts to investigate – aided by Ron and Hermione – a mysterious series of attacks.
Style: exciting, stylized, twists and turns, fairy tale, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: witch, magic, wizards and magicians, magical, wizards, chosen one, boarding school life, supernatural ability, magic wand, curses spells and rituals, giant, school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1992, 90s, 1990s ...
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: On a quest to find out what happened to his missing brother, a scientist, his nephew and their mountain guide discover a fantastic and dangerous lost world in the center of the earth.
Style: exciting, twists and turns, tense, humorous, breathtaking ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: adventurer, fantasy world, expedition, dinosaur, obsessive quest, adventure, volcano, mysterious place, cave, danger, rescue, imaginary ...
Time: contemporary, 19th century, prehistoric times, prehistoric, 21st century ...
Place: iceland, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Siblings Lucy, Edmund, Susan and Peter step through a magical wardrobe and find the land of Narnia. There, the they discover a charming, once peaceful kingdom that has been plunged into eternal winter by the evil White Witch, Jadis. Aided by the ...
Style: fairy tale, atmospheric, exciting, scenic, epic ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, girls' night
Plot: imaginary kingdom, witch, legends and myths, good versus evil, fantasy world, magical, parallel world, adventure, self sacrifice, young heroes, talking animals, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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Bridge to Terabithia (2007)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Jesse Aarons trained all summer to become the fastest runner in school, so he's very upset when newcomer Leslie Burke outruns him and everyone else. Despite this and other differences, including that she's rich, he's poor, and ...
Style: emotional, captivating, touching, sentimental, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night, teens
Plot: friendship, loss of friend, imaginary, childhood, escape from reality, teenage boy, magical, loneliness, friends, social misfits, classmate, fantasy world ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 6.4
 78K
The BFG (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, India, UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The BFG is no ordinary bone-crunching giant. He is far too nice and jumbly. It's lucky for Sophie that he is. Had she been carried off in the middle of the night by the Bloodbottler, or any of the other giants—rather than the BFG—she would ...
Style: fairy tale, entertaining, exciting, light, colourful ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: giant, little girl, imagination, magic, adventure, friendship, childhood, queen, fantasy world, family, dream, justice ...
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 310K
Jumanji (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When siblings Judy and Peter discover an enchanted board game that opens the door to a magical world, they unwittingly invite Alan -- an adult who's been trapped inside the game for 26 years -- into their living room. Alan's only hope for ...
Style: exciting, entertaining, offbeat, humorous, light ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens, horror for children
Plot: fantasy world, adventure, childhood, board game, jungle, mischievous children, getting home, young heroes, disappearance, animals, parallel world, magic ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 19th century, 60s, 1960s ...
Place: usa, new hampshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Secret of Moonacre (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Hungary, UK, France, Australia, USA, New Zealand
Duration: 103 min.
Story: When 13 year old Maria Merryweather's father dies, leaving her orphaned and homeless, she is forced to leave her luxurious London life to go and live with Sir Benjamin, an eccentric uncle she didn't know she had, at the mysterious Moonacre ...
Style: feel good, captivating, sentimental, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, young heroes, family relations, adventure, orphan, teenage life, imaginary, curses spells and rituals, rivalry, in the woods, youth, estate ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Balthazar Blake is a master sorcerer in modern-day Manhattan trying to defend the city from his arch-nemesis, Maxim Horvath. Balthazar can't do it alone, so he recruits Dave Stutler, a seemingly average guy who demonstrates hidden potential, as ...
Style: stylized, gothic, exciting, entertaining, fairy tale ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: witch, good versus evil, wizards and magicians, magical, training, magic, supernatural ability, apprentice, adventure, sorcerer, curses spells and rituals, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s, year 2010 ...
Place: new york, usa, india, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
Alice in Wonderland (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Alice, an unpretentious and individual 19-year-old, is betrothed to a dunce of an English nobleman. At her engagement party, she escapes the crowd to consider whether to go through with the marriage and falls down a hole in the garden after spotting ...
Style: fairy tale, atmospheric, surreal, colourful, captivating ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: imaginary kingdom, fantasy world, escape from reality, adventure, talking animals, good versus evil, queen, evil queen, imagination, imaginary, magical, journey ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian, 1870s, 1800s
Place: china, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Accident prone teenager, Percy discovers he's actually a demi-God, the son of Poseidon, and he is needed when Zeus' lightning is stolen. Percy must master his new found skills in order to prevent a war between the Gods that could devastate ...
Style: exciting, epic, humorous, semi serious, stylized ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: superhuman powers, legends and myths, adventure, young heroes, greek mythology, best friends, monster, teenage life, demi god, good versus evil, heroes, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa, taj mahal, new jersey, nashville tennessee ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.8
 236K
Hook (1991)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: The boy who wasn't supposed to grow up—Peter Pan—did just that, becoming a soulless corporate lawyer whose workaholism could cost him his wife and kids. But a trip to see Granny Wendy in London, where the vengeful Capt. Hook kidnaps ...
Style: fairy tale, humorous, exciting, stylized, entertaining ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: childhood, adventure, fairy, duel, kidnapping, pirate, good versus evil, rescue, self discovery, heroic mission, imaginary kingdom, family ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: london, england, big ben london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Poland, Slovenia, Czech Republic, UK
Duration: 150 min.
Story: One year after their incredible adventures in the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Peter, Edmund, Lucy and Susan Pevensie return to Narnia to aid a young prince whose life has been threatened by the evil King Miraz. Now, with the help of a colorful ...
Style: feel good, exciting, serious, saga, epic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens, girls' night
Plot: imaginary kingdom, prince, fantasy world, good versus evil, queen, witch, parallel world, king, centaur, lion, talking animals, sibling relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1940s
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Three wealthy children's parents are killed in a fire. When they are sent to a distant relative, they find out that he is plotting to kill them and seize their fortune. This movie is extremely alarming, an expression which here means "a ...
Style: offbeat, exciting, humorous, semi serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: orphan, adventure, inheritance, danger, loss of parent, attempted murder, death in the family, dishonesty, young heroes, child in peril, siblings relations, arson ...
Time: 1940s
Place: peru
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 6.8
 67K
Peter Pan (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: UK, Australia, USA, New Zealand
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In stifling Edwardian London, Wendy Darling mesmerizes her brothers every night with bedtime tales of swordplay, swashbuckling and the fearsome Captain Hook. But the children become the heroes of an even greater story, when Peter Pan flies into ...
Style: feel good, captivating, fairy tale, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night, teens
Plot: fairy, childhood, fantasy world, imaginary kingdom, adventure, first love, imaginary, pirate, children, magic, captain, mermaid ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: london, europe, big ben london
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 4.2
 23K
Artemis Fowl (2020)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Artemis Fowl the second, a young Irish criminal mastermind, kidnaps the fairy LEPrecon officer Holly Short for ransom to fund rescuing his father. Once a transaction is made, they go onto a hunt for the evil pixie Opal Koboi and rush to save Artemis ...
Style: colourful, captivating, light, humorous, atmospheric ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: fairy, elf, mythical creature, fantasy life, boy genius, magic, magical creature, child, family, fantasy world, disney, master criminal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Returning for his fifth year of study at Hogwarts, Harry is stunned to find that his warnings about the return of Lord Voldemort have been ignored. Left with no choice, Harry takes matters into his own hands, training a small group of students – ...
Style: exciting, tense, suspenseful, scenic, stylized ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: witch, wizards and magicians, chosen one, magical, best friends, young heroes, magic, supernatural ability, prophecy, boarding school life, school, wizards ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 1990s, year 1995 ...
Place: england, london, europe, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Harry, Ron and Hermione return to Hogwarts for another magic-filled year. Harry comes face to face with danger yet again, this time in the form of escaped convict, Sirius Black – and turns to sympathetic Professor Lupin for help.
Style: gothic, twists and turns, stylized, exciting, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: wizards and magicians, magical, good versus evil, young heroes, chosen one, friendship, witch, supernatural ability, boarding school life, school, magic, magic wand ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, year 1993, year 1994 ...
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 153 min.
Story: As Harry begins his sixth year at Hogwarts, he discovers an old book marked as 'Property of the Half-Blood Prince', and begins to learn more about Lord Voldemort's dark past.
Style: exciting, serious, twists and turns, stylized, fairy tale ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: wizards and magicians, witch, magical, school, young heroes, wizards, chosen one, boarding school life, supernatural ability, prophecy, magic, good versus evil ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1997, 1990s, 90s ...
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 74K
Inkheart (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany, UK, USA, Italy
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The adventures of a father and his young daughter, in their search for a long lost book that will help reunite a missing, close relative.
Style: touching, exciting, serious, tense, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, horror for children, kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: adventure, adventurer, fictional reality, wizards, parents and children, imaginary, book, young heroes, family, disappearance, family relations, writers ...
Time: middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Belgium, Canada
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A teenager finds himself transported to an island where he must help protect a group of orphans with special powers from creatures intent on destroying them.
Style: exciting, gothic, atmospheric, stylized, serious ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: fantasy world, orphan, time travel, imaginary, children, dark fantasy, monster, time loop, beautiful scenery, boarding school, supernatural power, adventure ...
Time: year 1943, 1940s, year 2016
Place: england, wales, florida, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Once Upon a Time (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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Story: There is a town in Maine where every story book character you've ever known is trapped between two worlds, victims of a powerful curse. Only one knows the truth and only one can break the spell. Emma Swan is a 28-year-old bail bonds collector ...
Style: fairy tale, twists and turns, exciting, stylized, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: imaginary kingdom, fantasy world, good versus evil, fairy, magical, princess, curses spells and rituals, power of love, legends and myths, adventure, magic, imaginary ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: maine, new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In their quest to confront the ultimate evil, Percy and his friends battle swarms of mythical creatures to find the mythical Golden Fleece and to stop an ancient evil from rising.
Style: exciting, stylized, epic, semi serious, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: mythology, young heroes, superhuman powers, fantasy world, adventure, friendship, heroic mission, demi god, imaginary kingdom, sword, artifact, greek mythology ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: This time around Edmund and Lucy Pevensie, along with their pesky cousin Eustace Scrubb find themselves swallowed into a painting and on to a fantastic Narnian ship headed for the very edges of the world.
Style: visually appealing, captivating, serious, exciting, scenic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, witch, obsessive quest, prince, dragon, wizards, family, good versus evil, king, adventure, ship, fantasy world ...
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
The Golden Compass (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: After overhearing a shocking secret, precocious orphan Lyra Belacqua trades her carefree existence roaming the halls of Jordan College for an otherworldly adventure in the far North, unaware that it's part of her destiny.
Style: epic, stylized, serious, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: fantasy world, adventure, magical, journey, parallel world, orphan, imaginary, witch, experiment, compass, chosen one, wizards ...
Place: england, london, oxford university
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.4
 125K
Labyrinth (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Frustrated with babysitting on yet another weekend night, Sarah - a teenager with an active imagination - summons the Goblins from her favourite book, "Labyrinth", to take the baby stepbrother away. When little Toby actually disappears, ...
Style: gothic, fairy tale, offbeat, humorous, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: rescue, surrealism, fantasy world, good versus evil, beast, adventure, hopes, danger, heroes, imaginary kingdom, puppet, friendship ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Where the Wild Things Are (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany, USA, Australia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Max imagines running away from his mom and sailing to a far-off land where large talking beasts -- Ira, Carol, Douglas, the Bull, Judith and Alexander -- crown him as their king, play rumpus, build forts and discover secret hideaways.
Style: stylized, touching, emotional, captivating, talky ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, creature, loneliness, magical, mischievous children, anger, adventure, childhood, monster, giant animal, young heroes, imaginary ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A boy's life is turned upside down when he learns that he is the last of a group of immortal warriors who have dedicated their lives to fighting the forces of the dark.
Style: exciting, light, epic, intense, captivating ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens, girls' night
Plot: good versus evil, supernatural ability, save the world, heroes, time travel, chosen one, adventure, destiny, heroic mission, fight, parallel world, rivalry ...
Time: 17th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.7
 61K
Pan (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK, Australia
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Living a bleak existence at a London orphanage, 12-year-old Peter finds himself whisked away to the fantastical world of Neverland. Adventure awaits as he meets new friend James Hook and the warrior Tiger Lily. They must band together to save ...
Style: visually appealing, fairy tale, exciting, stylized, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: fantasy world, orphan, magic, pirate, heroes, journey, adventure, flying, mischievous children, young heroes, danger, escapades ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 18th century, future
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country:
Duration: 132 min.
Story: In 1926, Newt Scamander arrives at the Magical Congress of the United States of America with a magically expanded briefcase, which houses a number of dangerous creatures and their habitats. When the creatures escape from the briefcase, it sends the ...
Style: fairy tale, exciting, whimsical, psychotronic, entertaining ...
Plot: magic, magical creature, wizards, magic wand, good versus evil, teleportation, fantasy world, dark fantasy, rescue, friendship, magician, chase ...
Time: 1920s
Place: new york, london, arizona, usa, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%