Movies like Where the Wild Things Are

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Where the Wild Things Are (2009)
 6.7
 100K
Where the Wild Things Are (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany, Australia, USA
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, light, offbeat, gloomy, serious, whimsical ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, creature, loneliness, magical, mischievous children, anger, adventure, childhood, king, monster, giant animal, journey, adventurer, imaginary, young heroes, youth, family relations, parents and children, fantasy world, island, lie, unlikely friendships, family, heroes, talking animals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary

Most similar movies to Where the Wild Things Are

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out visually appealing, fairy tale, whimsical and feel good films with plots about adventure, runaway, mentor, storytelling, fantasy world, destiny and escapades mostly in Fantasy, Adventure and Family genres. Some movies like Where the Wild Things Are: Big Fish (2003), Bridge to Terabithia (2007), The NeverEnding Story (1984), Pan's Labyrinth (2006), Inkheart (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.0
 409K
Big Fish (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Throughout his life Edward Bloom has always been a man of big appetites, enormous passions and tall tales. In his later years, he remains a huge mystery to his son, William. Now, to get to know the real man, Will begins piecing together a true ...
Style: surreal, feel good, sentimental, offbeat, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: storytelling, adventure, witch, loneliness, fantasy world, circus, fish, escapades, parents and children, true love, mermaid, cancer ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, 80s, 50s ...
Place: usa, alabama, congo, cuba, russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, imaginary, loss of friend, childhood, escape from reality, magical, teenage boy, social misfits, loneliness, fantasy world, classmate, imaginary kingdom ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The NeverEnding Story (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: West Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: While hiding from bullies in his school's attic, a young boy discovers the extraordinary land of Fantasia, through a magical book called The Neverending Story. The book tells the tale of Atreyu, a young warrior who, with the help of a luck ...
Style: fairy tale, feel good, touching, atmospheric, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, dragon, adventure, good versus evil, mythology, magic, evil force, escapades, giant, imagination, danger, book ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 607K
Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, War
Country: Mexico, Spain
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Living with her tyrannical stepfather in a new home with her pregnant mother, 10-year-old Ofelia feels alone until she explores a decaying labyrinth guarded by a mysterious faun who claims to know her destiny. If she wishes to return to her real ...
Style: atmospheric, fairy tale, stylized, gothic, serious ...
Plot: dark fantasy, creature, monster, imaginary, legends and myths, imaginary kingdom, fairy, fantasy world, good versus evil, young heroes, imagination, death ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1944
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Movie in collections
 6.1
 72K
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, stylized, tense, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, horror for children, kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: adventure, adventurer, imaginary, fictional reality, book, wizards, parents and children, family, young heroes, family relations, disappearance, real world ...
Time: middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
The Secret of Roan Inish (1994)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Ireland
Duration: 103 min.
Story: 10-year-old Fiona is sent to live with her grandparents in a small fishing village in Donegal, Ireland. She soon learns the local legend that an ancestor of hers married a Selkie - a seal who can turn into a human. Years earlier, her baby brother ...
Style: touching, sentimental, scenic, melancholic, atmospheric ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: island, ancient mystery, riddles and clues, legend, family, friendship, young heroes, adventure, danger, social relations, seal the animal, fishing boat ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1946
Place: ireland, europe, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: fantasy world, adventure, orphan, parallel world, magical, journey, imaginary, witch, experiment, kidnapping, chosen one, best friends ...
Place: england, oxford university, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Water Horse (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: New Zealand, UK, Australia
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A lonely boy discovers a mysterious egg that hatches a sea creature of Scottish legend.
Style: emotional, entertaining, twists and turns, scenic, exciting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: sea monster, adventure, world war two, young heroes, friendship, underwater, child protagonist, egg, rescue from drowning, boat, boat accident, kids and family ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: scotland, europe, scottish highlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.0
 33K
Nim's Island (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A young girl inhabits an isolated island with her scientist father and communicates with a reclusive author of the novel she's reading.
Style: exciting, feel good, captivating, scenic, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: island, isolation, young heroes, exotic island, family relations, adventure, danger, family, rescue, agoraphobia, cruise, poacher ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, indonesia, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Hushpuppy, an intrepid six-year-old girl, lives with her father, Wink in 'the Bathtub', a southern Delta community at the edge of the world. Wink’s tough love prepares her for the unraveling of the universe – for a time when he’s no ...
Style: emotional, surreal, bleak, serious, sad ...
Plot: global warming, poverty, single parent, prehistoric creature, storm, childhood, african american, father daughter relationship, life is a bitch, forces of nature, search, magic realism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, usa, southern usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 571K
Life of Pi (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, Taiwan, UK, Canada
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The story of an Indian boy named Pi, a zookeeper's son who finds himself in the company of a hyena, zebra, orangutan, and a Bengal tiger after a shipwreck sets them adrift in the Pacific Ocean.
Style: motivational, captivating, scenic, melancholic, dramatic ...
Plot: survival, storytelling, hopes, beautiful scenery, adventure, teenage boy, ocean or sea, human nature, life, journey, lost at sea, isolation ...
Time: 70s
Place: india, paris france, montreal, toronto ontario canada, mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, captivating, colourful ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: imaginary kingdom, fantasy world, escape from reality, adventure, good versus evil, talking animals, queen, magical, imagination, journey, cat, imaginary ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1800s, 1870s, victorian era
Place: london, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 121K
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: fantasy world, rescue, good versus evil, adventure, beast, hopes, danger, heroes, puppet, surrealism, friendship, rock ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 ...
Audience: horror for children, kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: fairy, fantasy world, magical creature, adventure, imaginary, siblings relations, family relations, imaginary kingdom, twins, magical, single parent, magic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.5
 300K
Hugo (2011)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK, USA, France
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Orphaned and alone except for an uncle, Hugo Cabret lives in the walls of a train station in 1930s Paris. Hugo's job is to oil and maintain the station's clocks, but to him, his more important task is to protect a broken automaton and ...
Style: touching, captivating, exciting, light, emotional ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: orphan, adventure, filmmaking, friendship, kids in trouble, hopes, toys, destiny, child's point of view, magical, clock, loss ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, post world war one, 1920s
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Neverending Story II: The Next Chapter (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Once again, Bastian is transported to the world of Fantasia which he recently managed to save from destruction. However, the land is now being destroyed by an evil sorceress, Xayide, so he must join up with Atreyu and face the Emptiness once more.
Style: fairy tale, feel good, stylized, touching, offbeat ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: fantasy world, giant, good versus evil, book, friendship, empress, invisibility, sorceress, fear of heights, reading, imaginary kingdom, adventure ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: New Zealand, USA
Duration: 178 min.
Story: Young hobbit Frodo Baggins, after inheriting a mysterious ring from his uncle Bilbo, must leave his home in order to keep it from falling into the hands of its evil creator. Along the way, a fellowship is formed to protect the ringbearer and make ...
Style: atmospheric, exciting, epic, stylized, captivating ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: good versus evil, adventure, fantasy world, imaginary kingdom, journey, sword and sorcery, friendship, imaginary, mythology, medieval, save the world, heroic mission ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times
Place: new zealand
⇓ 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, epic, scenic ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, girls' night
Plot: imaginary kingdom, legends and myths, witch, good versus evil, fantasy world, magical, parallel world, self sacrifice, adventure, talking animals, young heroes, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Movie in collections
The Adventures of Pinocchio (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: Czech Republic, UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: One of puppet-maker Geppetto's creations comes magically to life. This puppet, Pinocchio, has one major desire and that is to become a real boy someday. In order to accomplish this goal he has to learn to act responsibly. This film shows you ...
Style: humorous, touching, feel good, semi serious, offbeat ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family, adventure, fish out of water, friendship, escapades, mischievous children, imaginary, youth, young heroes, coming of age, rescue, danger ...
Time: 18th century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Thief Lord (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Luxembourg, UK, Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A tale about two young boys, Prosper and Bo, who flee to Venice after being orphaned and dumped in the care of a cruel auntie. Hiding in the canals and alleyways of the city, the boys are befriended by a gang of young urchins and their enigmatic ...
Style: touching, feel good, semi serious, exciting, serious
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: orphan, mischievous children, escapades, friendship, imaginary, young heroes, adventure, secret, magic, police, nun, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: venice, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Indian in the Cupboard (1995)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A nine-year-old boy gets a plastic Indian and a cupboard for his birthday and finds himself involved in adventure when the Indian comes to life and befriends him.
Style: touching, light, clever, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: toy comes to life, toys, friendship, adventure, family, escapades, supernatural ability, danger, parents and children, parallel world, coming of age, family relations ...
Time: 18th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Thomas and the Magic Railroad (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA, Isle Of Man
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Mr. Conductor's supply of magic gold dust, which allows him to travel between Shining Time and Thomas's island, is critically low. Unfortunately, he doesn't know how to get more. Meanwhile, Thomas is fending off attacks by the nasty ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, entertaining, whimsical, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: train, imaginary kingdom, friendship, family, adventure, rivalry, danger, escapades, rescue, good versus evil, youth, young heroes ...
Time: 2000s
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Ronia: The Robber's Daughter (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Sweden, Norway
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Ronya lives happily in her father's castle until she comes across a new playmate, Birk, in the nearby dark forest. The two explore the wilderness, braving dangerous Witchbirds and Rump-Gnomes. But when their families find out Birk and Ronja ...
Style: captivating, exciting, semi serious, feel good, modern fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: friendship, forest, family, family relations, palaces castles and temples, mischievous children, adventure, imaginary, parents and children, castle, imaginary kingdom, danger ...
Place: europe, sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
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, curses spells and rituals, adventure, orphan, imaginary, teenage life, in the woods, escapades, estate, rivalry ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Neverending Story III (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young boy must restore order when a group of bullies steal the magical book that acts as a portal between Earth and the imaginary world of Fantasia.
Style: feel good, offbeat, stylized, semi serious, cult film ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: magic, good versus evil, book, fantasy world, family, adventure, imaginary kingdom, parallel world, heroes, escapades, imaginary, youth ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.8
 65K
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: captivating, feel good, exciting, fairy tale, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night, teens
Plot: fantasy world, fairy, adventure, imaginary, pirate, children, childhood, magic, mermaid, island, first love, imaginary kingdom ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: london, europe, big ben london
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Dark Crystal (1982)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: On another planet in the distant past, a Gelfling embarks on a quest to find the missing shard of a magical crystal and restore order to his world, before the grotesque race of Skeksis find and use the crystal for evil.
Style: serious, exciting, light, stylized, cult film ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: fantasy world, dark fantasy, puppetry, good versus evil, race against time, adventure, crystal, mission, wizards, escapades, imaginary, puppet ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
How It Was with Dooms (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An orphaned cheetah becomes the best friend and pet of a young boy living in South Africa.
Style: touching, sentimental, captivating, sweet, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night
Plot: wild animal, lion, rescue, cheetah, family relations, bully, adventure, adventurer, adolescence, escapades, youth, farm ...
Time: contemporary
Place: africa, south africa, kenya
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
A Monster Calls (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, Spain, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A boy imagines a monster that helps him deal with his difficult life and see the world in a different way.
Style: emotional, touching, fairy tale, compassionate, tear jerker ...
Audience: kids
Plot: terminal illness, dark fantasy, monster, childhood, storytelling, family, tree, nightmare, imagination, life & death, truth, bullying ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.7
 59K
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: fairy tale, exciting, stylized, serious, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: fantasy world, orphan, pirate, magic, heroes, journey, adventure, flying, mischievous children, young heroes, danger, escapades ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 18th century, future
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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