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Zathura: A Space Adventure (2005)
 6.2
 99K
Zathura: A Space Adventure (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: After their father is called into work, two young boys, Walter and Danny, are left in the care of their teenage sister, Lisa, and told they must stay inside. Walter and Danny, who anticipate a boring day, are shocked when they begin playing Zathura, a space-themed board game, which they realize has mystical powers when their house is shot into space. With the help of an astronaut, the boys attempt to return home.
Style: exciting, semi serious, humorous, intense, captivating, futuristic, suspenseful, surprise ending, psychotronic, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens, horror for children
Plot: space travel, board game, outer space, adventure, astronaut, when the parents are away, getting home, family, stranded, robot, youth, escapades, danger, reconciliation, brother brother relationship, mischievous children, young heroes, human in outer space, rescue, alien, disorder, kids in trouble, family relations, game, sibling rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, future
Place: usa

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Most similar movies to Zathura: A Space Adventure

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, exciting, entertaining and semi serious films with plots about adventure, family, heroes, mentor, dialogue, catastrophe and escapades mostly in Adventure, Sci-Fi and Family genres. Some movies like Zathura: A Space Adventure: Jumanji (1995), E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), Tomorrowland (2015), Flight of the Navigator (1986), Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.0
 325K
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, humorous, offbeat, light ...
Audience: family outing, teens, pre-teens, kids, horror for children
Plot: fantasy world, adventure, board game, jungle, mischievous children, childhood, parallel world, getting home, disappearance, magic, danger, young heroes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 19th century, 60s, year 1995 ...
Place: usa, new hampshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
Genre: Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After a gentle alien becomes stranded on Earth, the being is discovered and befriended by a young boy named Elliott. Bringing the extraterrestrial into his suburban California house, Elliott introduces E.T., as the alien is dubbed, to his brother ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, emotional, exciting, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: benign alien, alien, healing power, ufo, flying saucer, nasa, alien contact, friendship, adventure, first contact, levitation, suburbs ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, los angeles, united states, sesame street
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Sean Anderson partners with his mom's boyfriend on a mission to find his grandfather, who is thought to be missing on a mythical island.
Style: semi serious, exciting, stylized, suspenseful, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: adventure, lost city, fantasy world, jungle, island, atlantis, gold, expedition, legends and myths, rescue, escapades, mission ...
Time: 19th century, 2010s
Place: hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Everyone always knew that Max had a wild imagination, but no one believed that his wildest creations -- a boy raised by watchful great white sharks and a girl with the force of a volcano -- were real. Now, these two pint-sized action masters will ...
Style: feel good, surreal, entertaining, enigmatic, absurd ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, fantasy becomes reality, superhero, imaginary, adventure, school, escapades, young heroes, imaginary friend, friendship, shark, heroes ...
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.4
 178K
Tomorrowland (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Spain, France, Canada, UK
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Bound by a shared destiny, a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor jaded by disillusionment embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and ...
Style: visually appealing, exciting, serious, feel good, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: utopia, adventure, young heroes, end of the world, heroes, youth, save the world, androids and robots, alternate dimension, obsessive quest, apocalypse, destiny ...
Time: future, 1960s, 2010s, 60s
Place: houston texas, paris france, florida, africa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Flight of the Navigator (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This 1986 Disney adventure tells the story of 12-year-old David who lives with his family in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. When he awakens from being accidentally knocked out in the forest near his home, he finds that eight years have passed. His family is ...
Style: feel good, exciting, stylized, touching, serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: time travel, ufo, benign alien, flying saucer, adventure, space and aliens, space travel, outer space, artificial intelligence, nasa, young heroes, getting home ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1986, year 1978, 70s ...
Place: florida, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The scientist father of a teenage girl and boy accidentally shrinks his and two other neighborhood teens to the size of insects. Now the teens must fight diminutive dangers as the father searches for them.
Style: funny, exciting, intense, humorous, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: adventure, youth, parents and children, genetically altered, inventor, experiment gone awry, shrinking, family relations, laser, fish out of water, home alone, survival ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.2
 71K
Lost in Space (1998)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The prospects for continuing life on Earth in the year 2058 are grim. So the Robinsons are launched into space to colonize Alpha Prime, the only other inhabitable planet in the galaxy. But when a stowaway sabotages the mission, the Robinsons find ...
Style: stylized, futuristic, surprise ending, surreal, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: time travel, space travel, space and aliens, outer space, save the world, spacecraft, adventure, terrorism, escapades, heroes, danger, heroic mission ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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1148
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9634
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9841
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, humorous, tense, breathtaking ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: fantasy world, adventurer, expedition, dinosaur, obsessive quest, mysterious place, adventure, imaginary, cave, volcano, danger, rescue ...
Time: contemporary, prehistoric times, 19th century, prehistoric, 21st century ...
Place: iceland, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 4.4
 20K
Zoom (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Jack Shepard is an out-of-shape auto shop owner, far removed from the man who once protected the world's freedom. Reluctantly called back into action by the government, Jack is tasked with turning a ragtag group of kids with special powers into ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, entertaining, exciting ...
Audience: teens, kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: teenage superhero, superhero, save the world, good versus evil, family, friendship, space travel, danger, supernatural ability, rescue, rivalry, adventure ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 232K
Ender's Game (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Based on the classic novel by Orson Scott Card, Ender's Game is the story of the Earth's most gifted children training to defend their homeplanet in the space wars of the future.
Style: futuristic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: chosen one, space wars, young heroes, prodigy, save the world, child prodigy, intelligence, space and aliens, space battle, basic training, battles, adventure ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Aliens in the Attic (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A group of kids must protect their vacation home from invading aliens.
Style: humorous, semi serious, entertaining, funny, futuristic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: alien encounter, supernatural, alien, evil alien, buddies, teenage life, young heroes, friends, adventure, space and aliens, battles, mind control ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.8
 257K
The Goonies (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A young teenager named Mikey Walsh finds an old treasure map in his father's attic. Hoping to save their homes from demolition, Mikey and his friends Data Wang, Chunk Cohen, and Mouth Devereaux run off on a big quest to find the secret stash of ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, intense, exciting ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, pre-teens, teen comedy
Plot: treasure hunt, mischievous children, treasure map, childhood, cave, treasure, lost treasure, search, friendship, map, asthma, pirate ship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: oregon, usa
⇓ 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, captivating, scary ...
Audience: horror for children, kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: fairy, magical creature, fantasy world, magical, family relations, adventure, imaginary, imaginary kingdom, siblings relations, estate, twins, magic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 21K
Explorers (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The visionary dreams of three curious and adventuresome young boys become an exciting reality in Explorers, the action-fantasy from director Joe Dante, who combines keen humor, warmth and fantasy with unexpected twists. In their makeshift ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, offbeat, cult film ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: space travel, alien, friendship, bullying, spacecraft, dream, laboratory, adventure, family, heroic mission, rescue, danger ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
A Wrinkle in Time (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 251 min.
Story: Based on a children's series by the same name. Meg and Charles Wallace are aided by Calvin and three interesting women in the search for their father who disappeared during a government experiment. Their travels take them around the universe to ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, captivating, psychotronic
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: guardian angel, time travel, good versus evil, supernatural, space travel, heroic mission, parallel world, daring rescue, adventure, young heroes, race against time, youth ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Ewok Adventure (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The Towani family civilian shuttlecraft crashes on the forest moon of Endor. The four Towani's are separated. Jermitt and Catarine, the mother and father are captured by the giant Gorax, and Mace and Cindel, the son and daughter, are missing ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting, captivating, light ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids, pre-teens
Plot: rescue, friendship, battles, space wars, magic, good versus evil, spacecraft, bravery, adventure, save the world, family, space and aliens ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Cat in the Hat (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Conrad and Sally Walden are home alone with their pet fish. It is raining outside, and there is nothing to do. Until The Cat in the Hat walks in the front door. He introduces them to their imagination, and at first it's all fun and games, until ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, entertaining, stylized ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: imaginary kingdom, family relations, talking cat, adventure, rescue, friendship, fish out of water, danger, goofy hero, disorder, youth, getting home ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Race to Witch Mountain (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A taxi driver gets more than he bargained for when he picks up two teen runaways. Not only does the pair possess supernatural powers, but they're also trying desperately to escape people who have made them their targets.
Style: semi serious, exciting, atmospheric, entertaining, futuristic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: teleportation, alien, adventure, benign alien, ufo, supernatural ability, children, aliens, young heroes, evil alien, spacecraft, taxi driver ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: usa, nevada, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.2
 96K
Small Soldiers (1998)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When missile technology is used to enhance toy action figures, the toys soon begin to take their battle programming too seriously.
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, light, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: toy comes to life, soldier, heroes, suburbs, objects come to life, family, battles, technology gone awry, danger, store, good versus evil, prototype ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Princess Leia is captured and held hostage by the evil Imperial forces in their effort to take over the galactic Empire. Venturesome Luke Skywalker and dashing captain Han Solo team together with the loveable robot duo R2-D2 and C-3PO to rescue the ...
Style: exciting, epic, semi serious, stylized, humorous ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space wars, outer space, space travel, star wars, heroic mission, space and aliens, adventure, intergalactic, evil empire, good versus evil, planet, creature ...
Time: future, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.5
 113K
Spy Kids (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Carmen and Juni think their parents are boring. Little do they know that in their day, Gregorio and Ingrid Cortez were the top secret agents from their respective countries. They gave up that life to raise their children. Now, the disappearances of ...
Style: humorous, exciting, light, colourful, intense ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: young heroes, adventure, secret agents, child spy, spies, heroic mission, good versus evil, children, spy, rescue, kidnapping, fantasy world ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
13%
Space Buddies (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: B-Dawg, Mudbud, Budderball, and all the rest of the Buddies are back, but this time, they're setting their sights even higher -- as in, the moon! With the help of their new pals Spudnick (voiced by Jason Earles) and Gravity, these pooches are ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, entertaining, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: dog, rescue, moon, outer space, family life, space travel, survival, space and aliens, adventure, partners, friendship, disorder ...
Time: 2000s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 6.0
 25K
The Black Hole (1979)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The explorer craft U.S.S. Palomino is returning to Earth after a fruitless 18-month search for extra-terrestrial life when the crew comes upon a supposedly lost ship, the magnificent U.S.S. Cygnus, hovering near a black hole. The ship is controlled ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, futuristic, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space travel, outer space, black hole, mad scientist, adventure, astronaut, killer robot, space station, escapades, danger, heroic mission, robot ...
Time: future, 22nd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 3.4
 14K
Mac and Me (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A Mysterious Alien Creature (MAC) escaping from nefarious NASA agents, is befriended by a young boy in a wheelchair. Together, they try to find MAC's family from whom he has been separated.
Style: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, cult film, psychotronic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: nasa, alien encounter, friendship, single parent, family relations, extraterrestrial, adventure, family, imaginary, benign alien, youth, space and aliens ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: The joke's on absent-minded scientist Wayne Szalinski when his troublesome invention shrinks him, his brother and their wives so effectively that their children think they've completely disappeared. Of course, this gives the kids free rein ...
Style: not serious, feel good, humorous, captivating, light ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, teens, kids
Plot: adventure, family, experiment gone awry, fish out of water, inventor, parents and children, nothing goes right, disorder, misfit, mischievous children, rescue, odd couple ...
Time: year 1997, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Muppets from Space (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When Gonzo's breakfast cereal tells him that he's the descendant of aliens from another planet, his attempts at extraterrestrial communication get him kidnapped by a secret government agency, prompting the Muppets to spring into action. ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, exciting, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, friendship, mad scientist, puppets, puppet, ufo, family, heroic mission, benign alien, rescue, escapades, fish out of water ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Battle Beyond the Stars (1980)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young farmer assembles a band of diverse mercenaries to defend his peaceful planet from an evil tyrant.
Style: humorous, exciting, stylized, futuristic, offbeat ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: adventure, good versus evil, outer space, space travel, battles, space wars, hitman, heroic mission, save the world, space and aliens, rescue, heroes ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Suburban Commando (1991)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Shep Ramsey is an interstellar hero, righting wrongs, etc. His ship is damaged after a fight with an interstellar nasty and he must hide out on Earth until it can recharge. He leaves his power suit at home, but still finds himself unable to allow ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, entertaining, melancholic, intense ...
Audience: kids, teens, boys' night, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: benign alien, bounty hunter, adventure, fish out of water, space travel, good versus evil, heroes, space and aliens, superhero, family, save the world, suburbs ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.7
 15K
SpaceCamp (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Andie Bergstrom, an astronaut eagerly awaiting her first trip to space, runs a summer camp for teenagers with her NASA-employed husband, Zach. One night during an engine test, Andie and four teenage campers are accidentally shot into space. ...
Style: semi serious, intense, inspirational, entertaining, melancholic ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, boys' night, pre-teens ...
Plot: nasa, space travel, space program, astronaut, trapped in space, adventure, space shuttle, survival, rescue, race against time, outer space, space opera ...
Time: 80s, 1960s, 60s, future
Place: alabama, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
12%