Movies like Where the Wild Things Are

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Where the Wild Things Are (2009)
 6.8
 96K
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, offbeat, serious, captivating, gloomy, biting, surreal, melancholic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: loneliness, island, mischievous children, creature, imaginary kingdom, adventure, anger, puppets, magical, family, childhood, young heroes, children's book, escapades, imaginary, imagination, youth, adventurer, fantasy world, monster, parents and children, heroes, family relations, king, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century

Most similar movies to Where the Wild Things Are

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out fairy tale, light, exciting and semi serious films with plots about family, adventure, runaway, mentor, storytelling, childhood and catastrophe mostly in Adventure, Family and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Where the Wild Things Are: Bridge to Terabithia (2007), Inkheart (2008), The NeverEnding Story (1984), Peter Pan (2003), Ronia: The Robber's Daughter (1984). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Bridge to Terabithia (2007)
Genre: Adventure, 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
Plot: friendship, loneliness, escape from reality, imaginary, social misfits, magical, childhood, loss of friend, secret, imaginary kingdom, classmates, tragic event ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.1
 68K
Inkheart (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany, UK, USA
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, serious, fairy tale, stylized, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: adventure, adventurer, family, imaginary, parents and children, book, disappearance, young heroes, eavesdropping, heroes, kidnapping, escapades ...
Time: middle ages
Place: dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
The NeverEnding Story (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: West Germany, USA
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: feel good, touching, atmospheric, light, offbeat ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: imaginary kingdom, dragon, adventure, good versus evil, mythology, escapades, magic, oracle, heroic mission, book, danger, on the road ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 61K
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, exciting, captivating, fairy tale, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, pirate, fairy, first love, childhood, imaginary, imaginary kingdom, fantasy world, parents and children, mermaid, young heroes, magic ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: europe, london, big ben london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: feel good, semi serious, exciting, fairy tale, captivating
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: friendship, forest, castle, family, rivalry, adventure, young heroes, parent child relationship, hostility, daughter, child, runaway ...
Place: europe, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Neverending Story II: The Next Chapter (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Germany
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: feel good, semi serious, stylized, offbeat, touching ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: fantasy world, book, good versus evil, reading, sorceress, giant, dragon, adventure, friendship, empress, invisibility, family ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, semi serious, touching, feel good, offbeat ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: family, mischievous children, adventure, young heroes, love, school, parent child relationship, teaching the ways of the world, curses spells and rituals, imaginary kingdom, wish come true, fish out of water ...
Time: 18th century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, semi serious, feel good, serious
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: mischievous children, orphan, friendship, imaginary, escapades, nun, adventure, gang, secret, family, siblings relations, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: italy, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
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: exciting, semi serious, fairy tale, entertaining, scary ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: fairy, siblings relations, adventure, family, twins, imaginary kingdom, magical, magical creature, magic, parent child relationship, estate, children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK
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: atmospheric, exciting, fairy tale, epic, scenic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, witch, good versus evil, fantasy world, family, young heroes, magical, parallel world, adventure, self sacrifice, king, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: dungeon, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, feel good, semi serious, humorous, offbeat ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, adventure, family, mischievous children, toy comes to life, young heroes, parallel world, good versus evil, coming of age, escapades, heroes, imaginary ...
Time: 18th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.8
 24K
Max (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, War
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A dog that helped soldiers in Afghanistan returns to the U.S. and is adopted by his handler's family after suffering a traumatic experience.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, emotional, suspense ...
Audience: family outing, chick flick
Plot: dog, family, teenage life, youth, friendship, pets, adventure, betrayal, rescue, escapades, family bonds, military ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, afghanistan, iraq, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Alice in Wonderland (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
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: atmospheric, surreal, fairy tale, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: imaginary kingdom, fantasy world, good versus evil, escape from reality, queen, cat, journey, adventure, imagination, magic, transformation, mad ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1800s, 1870s, victorian era
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: atmospheric, serious, sentimental, touching, scenic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: island, riddles and clues, ancient mystery, family, young heroes, seal, fishing boat, legend, village, adventure, danger, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: ireland, europe, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, stylized, exciting, epic, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: fantasy world, good versus evil, puppetry, mission, crystal, puppets, adventure, race against time, heroic mission, liberation, mythical creature, castle ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, semi serious, realistic, atmospheric ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: rescue, wild animal, cheetah, lion, bully, family, friendship, adventure, adolescence, kids and family, coming of age, pets ...
Time: contemporary
Place: africa, south africa, kenya
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.0
 491
Magic Island (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Jack Carlisle is a disillusioned 13-year old boy. His mother is always away at work since his father left. He decides to run away, as his mom won't miss him. As he is ready to leave, his nanny, convinces him to read this 'magic book'. ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, offbeat, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: island, mermaid, pirate, nanny, adventurer, adventure, mischievous children, family, young heroes, teenage life, danger, escapades ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, scenic, exciting, clever ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: young heroes, adventure, friendship, sea monster, child protagonist, rescue from drowning, egg, underwater, world war two, boat accident, adaptation, twists & turns ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: scotland, europe, scottish highlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Movie in collections
 6.9
 265K
Jumanji (1995)
Genre: Adventure, 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, humorous, offbeat, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: jungle, adventure, getting home, young heroes, mischievous children, parallel world, disappearance, family, danger, board game, time travel, magic ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 90s, 60s, year 1995 ...
Place: usa, new hampshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Thomas and the Magic Railroad (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA, Canada
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, fairy tale, light, scary ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: train, friendship, imaginary kingdom, island, family, adventurer, adventure, best friends, mischievous children, pirate, race against time, rescue ...
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Far from Home: The Adventures of Yellow Dog (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Teenager Angus adopts a stray dog and names him Yellow. Several days later, while travelling along the coast of British Columbia with Angus's father, John, the boy and dog become stranded when turbulent waters capsize their boat. Angus's ...
Style: serious, emotional, sentimental, melancholic, harsh ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: wilderness, survival, adventure, rescue, family, young heroes, daring rescue, adoption, friendship, parents and children, danger, escapades ...
Place: canada, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: semi serious, feel good, offbeat, stylized, awful ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: fantasy world, magic, book, good versus evil, adventure, family, small town, young heroes, friendship, flying, dragon, heroic mission ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.0
 31K
Nim's Island (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, 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, captivating, scenic, light, colourful ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: island, young heroes, isolation, adventure, family, exotic island, rescue, cruise, scientist, little girl, danger, agoraphobia ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indonesia, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Movie in collections
 5.8
 54K
Pan (2015)
Genre: Adventure, 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, serious, stylized, exciting, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: fantasy world, pirate, orphan, imaginary, magic, mermaid, flying, adventure, imaginary kingdom, island, young heroes, escapades ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 18th century, future
Place: mine, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: surreal, emotional, stylized, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: global warming, storm, hurricane, flooding, celebration, prehistoric creature, refugee camp, explosive, shrimp, crab, poverty, single parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Gnome-Mobile (1967)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An eccentric millionaire and his grandchildren are embroiled in the plights of some forest gnomes who are searching for the rest of their tribe. While helping them, the millionaire is suspected of being crazy because he's seeing gnomes! ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, touching, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: adventure, magic, family, kidnapping, car chase, mischievous children, odd couple, sibling relationship, dancing, chase, mental institution, young heroes ...
Place: california, usa, san francisco, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.7
 6K
Andre (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The true story of how a marine seal named Andre befriended a little girl and her family, circa 1962.
Style: semi serious, feel good, sentimental, touching, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, chick flick
Plot: friendship, small town, rescue, family, coming of age, adventure, best friends, mischievous children, school, young heroes, getting home, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, year 1962, 1960s
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Jack the Giant Slayer (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The story of an ancient war that is reignited when a young farmhand unwittingly opens a gateway between our world and a fearsome race of giants. Unleashed on the Earth for the first time in centuries, the giants strive to reclaim the land they once ...
Style: stylized, exciting, captivating, enigmatic, light ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: imaginary kingdom, giant, adventure, youth, heroic mission, young heroes, save the princess, legends and myths, curses spells and rituals, princess, family, imaginary ...
Time: 18th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.0
 15K
Free Willy 2 (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: France, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Jesse becomes reunited with Willy three years after the whale's jump to freedom as the teenager tries to rescue the killer whale and other orcas from an oil spill.
Style: semi serious, feel good, touching, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: friendship, whale, killer whale, adventure, family, island, rescue, rock, ocean or sea, human animal relationship, siblings relations, animal life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Barney's Great Adventure (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Mom and dad dump son Cody, daughter Abby, her best friend Marcella and a baby on the farm with Grandpa and Grandma. Purple dinosaur Barney soon appears to entertain kids, and when a large colorful egg deposited on a farm by a shooting star is ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, entertaining, melancholic ...
Audience: toddlers, kids, family outing
Plot: family, adventure, anti heroes, countryside, mischievous children, young heroes, chase, rescue, friendship, imaginary kingdom, fish out of water, heroes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%