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Zathura: A Space Adventure (2005)
 6.2
 106K
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, intense, semi serious, captivating, futuristic, fairy tale, light, atmospheric, clever, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, chick flick, girls' night, pre-teens, horror for children
Plot: adventure, robot, space travel, board game, alien, family, sibling rivalry, brother brother relationship, game, stranded, youth, when the parents are away, time travel, two brothers, brother sister relationship, alternate world, getting home, childhood, astronaut, child, human in outer space, escapades, jealousy, anger, argument ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary, 21st century, 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 entertaining, exciting, humorous and feel good films with plots about adventure, family, dialogue, mentor, destiny, catastrophe and fantasy world mostly in Adventure, Family and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like Zathura: A Space Adventure: Jumanji (1995), E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989), Flight of the Navigator (1986), Tomorrowland (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.0
 347K
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, light, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, pre-teens, girls' night ...
Plot: adventure, jungle, family, childhood, board game, time travel, fantasy world, monkey, animals, disappearance, getting home, magic ...
Time: 20th century, year 1969, year 1995, 19th century, 90s ...
Place: new hampshire, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
96%
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: exciting, psychotronic, entertaining, feel good, absurd ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, girls' night
Plot: jungle, island, adventure, lost city, atlantis, fantasy world, legends and myths, expedition, lost world, gold, teenager, chase ...
Time: 2010s, 19th century
Place: hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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: surreal, feel good, humorous, entertaining, enigmatic ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: superhero, imaginary kingdom, fantasy becomes reality, adventure, shark, school, fantasy world, imaginary friend, coming of age, young heroes, escapades, chosen one ...
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
Genre: Adventure, 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, emotional, sad, feel good, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night, teens, preschoolers ...
Plot: friendship, alien, childhood, extraterrestrial, children, halloween, stranded, boy, empathy, healing power, benign alien, ufo ...
Time: 80s, future, 20th century
Place: california, usa, sesame street, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
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, intense, feel good, humorous, exciting ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, preschoolers, girls' night ...
Plot: adventure, youth, disney, parents and children, genetically altered, family, shrinking, childhood, family relations, inventor, teenager, home alone ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ 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, futuristic, exciting, touching, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: time travel, adventure, ufo, benign alien, space and aliens, flying saucer, nasa, space travel, alien, getting home, young heroes, family ...
Time: 80s, future, year 1986, year 1978, 20th century ...
Place: florida, miami, miami beach, texas, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 183K
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, thought provoking, feel good, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: utopia, time travel, adventure, young heroes, heroes, youth, androids and robots, obsessive quest, alternate world, alternate dimension, end of the world, robot ...
Time: future, 60s, 2010s
Place: florida, new york, paris france, africa, houston texas
⇓ 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, scary, semi serious, humorous, exciting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, girls' night, pre-teens ...
Plot: magical creature, adventure, fairy, fantasy world, magical, siblings relations, magic, family relations, estate, imaginary kingdom, family, children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 5.2
 73K
Lost in Space (1998)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
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: futuristic, surreal, exciting, stylized, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: time travel, space and aliens, space travel, robot, alien, adventure, save the world, space exploration, spacecraft, family, heroes, escapades ...
Time: future
⇓ 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, fairy tale, ridiculous, breathtaking, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night, family outing
Plot: dinosaur, adventure, fantasy world, obsessive quest, adventurer, expedition, mysterious place, twists and turns, rescue, lost world, volcano, natural disaster ...
Time: prehistoric times, prehistory, 19th century, contemporary, 2000s ...
Place: iceland, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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, entertaining, semi serious, funny, futuristic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: alien, supernatural, teenager, adventure, space and aliens, buddies, friends, young heroes, youth, alien encounter, teenage life, mind control ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.2
 22K
The Last Mimzy (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two siblings begin to develop special talents after they find a mysterious box of toys, and soon their parents and even their teacher are drawn into a strange new world – and find a task ahead of them that is far more important than any of them ...
Style: inspirational, touching, serious, bad ending, visually appealing ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: time travel, children, adventure, toys, family, young heroes, psychic, magic, teleportation, mentor, heroic mission, supernatural ability ...
Time: future
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 22K
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, visually appealing, allegory, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: teens, kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: alien, teenager, space travel, adventure, coming of age, alien space craft, bullying, childhood, fantasy world, friendship, family, youth ...
Time: future, 80s
Place: maryland, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.3
 21K
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, entertaining, semi serious, feel good, exciting ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: superhero, teenage superhero, family, adventure, high school, fantasy world, fight scenes, good versus evil, save the world, invisible man, space travel, friendship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 242K
Ender's Game (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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, exciting, serious, entertaining, intense ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: adventure, alien, chosen one, distopia, space wars, training, young heroes, intelligence, prodigy, space and aliens, child prodigy, space battle ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 275K
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: feel good, humorous, funny, intense, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, girls' night, date night ...
Plot: treasure hunt, pirate, childhood, treasure map, treasure, mischievous children, teenager, map, cave, pirate ship, group of friends, adventure ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Night at the Museum (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Chaos reigns at the natural history museum when night watchman Larry Daley accidentally stirs up an ancient curse, awakening Attila the Hun, an army of gladiators, a Tyrannosaurus rex and other exhibits. Larry tries desperately to keep the museum ...
Style: funny, entertaining, exciting, light, clever ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, preschoolers, girls' night
Plot: adventure, dinosaur, magical, tour guide, security guard, disorder, museum, escapades, ancient, family, new job, transformation ...
Time: stone age, 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
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, fairy tale, epic, stylized, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: mythology, adventure, monster, friendship, heroic mission, young heroes, fantasy world, legends and myths, superhuman powers, youth, friends, greek mythology ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, ancient greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: exciting, entertaining, atmospheric, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: alien, adventure, benign alien, ufo, children, spacecraft, disney, teleportation, desert, supernatural ability, young heroes, family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: usa, las vegas, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 5.8
 23K
The Borrowers (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The four-inch-tall Clock family secretly share a house with the normal-sized Lender family, "borrowing" such items as thread, safety pins, batteries and scraps of food. However, their peaceful co-existence is disturbed when evil lawyer ...
Style: humorous, light, entertaining, not serious, touching ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: little people, mischievous children, friendship, child's point of view, adventure, greed, good versus evil, disorder, childhood, family, youth, rescue ...
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.6
 119K
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: exciting, intense, colourful, light, feel good ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, young heroes, spy, espionage, children, secret agents, robot, heroic mission, chase, mad scientist, good versus evil, mentor ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
14%
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, stylized, feel good, entertaining, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: cat, adventure, talking cat, imaginary kingdom, goofy hero, youth, family relations, friendship, disorder, getting home, family, fish out of water ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 67K
City of Ember (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: For generations, the people of the City of Ember have flourished in an amazing world of glittering lights. But Ember's once powerful generator is failing and the great lamps that illuminate the city are starting to flicker. Now, two teenagers, ...
Style: exciting, dark fantasy, suspense, stylized, apocalyptic ...
Audience: kids, teens, girls' night, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: post apocalypse, adventure, steampunk, save the day, survival, uncover truth, dystopic future, puzzle, end of the world, ancient mystery, underground city, friendship ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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The Last Starfighter (1984)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A video game expert Alex Rogan finds himself transported to another planet after conquering The Last Starfighter video game only to find out it was just a test. He was recruited to join the team of best Starfighters to defend their world from the ...
Style: exciting, light, entertaining, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing
Plot: alien, adventure, space travel, teenager, alien contact, space opera, space and aliens, heroic mission, battles, childhood, human in outer space, family ...
Time: 80s, year 1984, future
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 3.3
 15K
Mac and Me (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, 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, semi serious, sentimental, funny, feel good ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: nasa, extraterrestrial, alien, adventure, youth, family, mcdonald's restaurant, coca cola, friendship, happy ending, single parent, family relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Return from Witch Mountain (1978)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In this sequal to "Escape From Witch Mountain," Tia and Tony leave their safe refuge on witch mountain for a trip to Los Angeles. Tony is kidnapped by the evil Dr. Gannon and his spinster partner Letha and brainwashed into helping Gannon ...
Style: humorous, sexy, sweet, visually appealing, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: alien, child in peril, disney, kidnapping, supernatural, mad scientist, gang, adventure, family, greed, destiny, death ...
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.8
 256K
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, touching, entertaining, feel good ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: childhood, pirate, adventure, kidnapping, magic, fairy, good versus evil, rescue, family, destiny, creativity, self discovery ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: london, big ben london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Bedtime Stories (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Skeeter Bronson is a down-on-his-luck guy who's always telling bedtime stories to his niece and nephew. But his life is turned upside down when the fantastical stories he makes up for entertainment inexplicably turn into reality. Can a ...
Style: feel good, fairy tale, funny, humorous, romantic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: miraculous event, wish come true, disney, family, nothing goes right, life turned upside down, imaginary kingdom, imagination, adventure, escapades, disorder, children ...
Time: contemporary, 70s, year 2008, 21st century, 20th century ...
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Muppets from Space (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
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, light, entertaining, not serious, feel good ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: puppet, adventure, muppets, family, alien, space travel, friendship, unlikely friendships, secrets, mad scientist, rescue, benign alien ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.2
 100K
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, light, intense, talky ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, girls' night
Plot: soldier, toy comes to life, family, small town, childhood, heroes, suburbs, good versus evil, store, technology gone awry, superhero, adventure ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%