Movies like Boy & the World

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Boy & the World (2013)
 7.6
 7K
Boy & the World (2013)
Original name: O Menino e o Mundo
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family
Country: Brazil
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Suffering because of his father departure to the big city, a boy leaves his village and discovers a fantastic world dominated by bug-engines and strange beings. An unusual animation with various artistic techniques that portrays the issues of the modern world through the eyes of a child.
Style: touching, atmospheric, surreal, stylized, serious
Plot: obsessive quest, self discovery, youth, globalization, escapades, little boy, surrealism, travel, brazilian, adventure, missing person, coming of age, dog, machine, ship, train, beach, bird, city, boat, bicycle, thunderstorm, flowers, big city, father son relationship ...

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Most similar movies to Boy & the World

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out stylized, touching, exciting and semi serious films with plots about adventure, escapades, imaginary, family, youth, friendship and heroes mostly in Animation, Family and Adventure genres. Some movies like Boy & the World: Nocturna (2007), Howl's Moving Castle (2004), Ribbit (2014), The Painting (2011), The little prince (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart (2013)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In Scotland 1874, Jack is born on the coldest day ever. Because of the extreme cold, his heart stops beating. The responsible midwife in Edinburgh finds a way to save him by replacing his heart with a clock. So he lives and remains under the ...
Style: gothic, atmospheric, stylized, feel good, surreal ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: love and romance, adventure, true love, obsessive quest, heroes, escapades, romance, young heroes, relationships, youth, loneliness, fall in love ...
Time: 19th century
Place: europe, edinburgh scotland, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.3
 2K
Nocturna (2007)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Spain, France, USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: In the aging orphanage the days pass very uneventfully, but the nights are something quite different; at least for Tim they are. The light reflected from the stars is the only cure for his fear of the dark. One night this fear leads him to the ...
Style: surreal, exciting, captivating, entertaining, light ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: young heroes, adventure, escapades, escape from reality, rivalry, mysterious character, sleeping, overcoming, mysterious place, orphan, cat, fairy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Dolphin: Story of a Dreamer (2009)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family
Country: Germany, Italy, Peru
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The amazing story of Daniel, a dolphin who abandons the safety of his pod to explore the ocean and discover the true purpose of his life.
Style: captivating, entertaining, light, sincere, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: self discovery, adventure, friendship, escapades, survival, friends, ocean, obsessive quest, youth, talking animals, journey, explorer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (2013)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Found inside a shining stalk of bamboo by an old bamboo cutter and his wife, a tiny girl grows rapidly into an exquisite young lady. The mysterious young princess enthralls all who encounter her - but ultimately she must confront her fate, the ...
Style: touching, atmospheric, stylized, melancholic, colourful ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: princess, emperor, coming of age, parents and children, friendship, family relations, youth, japanese woman, adolescence, female protagonist, dream, children ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Howl's Moving Castle (2004)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: When Sophie, a shy young woman, is cursed with an old body by a spiteful witch, her only chance of breaking the spell lies with a self-indulgent yet insecure young wizard and his companions in his legged, walking home.
Style: touching, fairy tale, atmospheric, captivating, dark fantasy ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: self discovery, witch, adventure, wizards and magicians, supernatural ability, steampunk, curses spells and rituals, magical, fantasy world, love and romance, wizards, demon ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 4.1
 672
Ribbit (2014)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: Malaysia, USA, India
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A frog who hates the water and jumping wishes that he could be like the other animals in the Amazon rainforest.
Style: humorous, feel good, sincere, captivating, sentimental ...
Audience: kids
Plot: self discovery, obsessive quest, friendship, family, animal life, escapades, curses spells and rituals, youth, misfit, jungle, rivalry, adventure ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.4
 4K
The Painting (2011)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: France, Belgium, Canada
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Three characters living in an unfinished painting venture out into the real world in search of their creator to convince him to finish his work.
Style: stylized, touching, atmospheric, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: painter, parallel world, painting, obsessive quest, heroic mission, society, family, escapades, fall in love, social differences, objects come to life, surrealism ...
Place: france, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The little prince (2015)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: France, Canada, Italy, USA, China
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Based on the best-seller book 'The Little Prince', the movie tells the story of a little girl that lives with resignation in a world where efficiency and work are the only dogmas. Everything will change when accidentally she discovers her ...
Style: fairy tale, stylized, colourful, semi serious, touching ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers
Plot: adventure, little boy, friends, philosophy, life philosophy, little girl, surrealism, prince, self discovery, escapades, imaginary kingdom, social differences ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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The Flying Machine (2011)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, Poland, China, India, Norway
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A family takes a journey across the globe on a strange and amazing flying machine, experiencing a series of adventures along the way.
Style: exciting, stylized, touching, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: family, adventure, parents and children, escapades, family relations, classical music, youth, imaginary, flying machine, grand piano, female director
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.0
 2K
Zarafa (2012)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Inspired by the true story of the first giraffe to visit France, Zarafa is a sumptuously animated and stirring adventure, and a throwback to a bygone era of hand-drawn animation and epic storytelling set among sweeping CinemaScope vistas of parched ...
Style: touching, emotional, exciting, captivating, light ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: giraffe, obsessive quest, friendship, escapades, young heroes, captivity, youth, heroes, desert, confined, orphan, travel ...
Time: 19th century
Place: africa, sudan, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.4
 369
The 3 Wise Men (2003)
Genre: Animation, Family
Country: France, Spain, UK, Ireland
Duration: 76 min.
Story: A brilliantly animated adaptation of the classic Christian story, 3 WISE MEN features the voices of Emilio Estevez, Martin Sheen, and Mexican television star Jaci Velasquez. Created by the same artists who animated FANTASIA 2000, HERCULES, and ...
Style: captivating, atmospheric, stylized, epic, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: heroic mission, obsessive quest, escapades, hopes, legends and myths, treasure hunt, miraculous event, destiny, adventurer, performer's life, state affairs, babies and infants ...
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 8.6
 711K
Spirited Away (2001)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A young girl, Chihiro, becomes trapped in a strange new world of spirits. When her parents undergo a mysterious transformation, she must call upon the courage she never knew she had to free her family.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, stylized, colourful, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: parallel world, fantasy world, witch, ghost, adventure, friendship, dragon, rescue, creature, supernatural, philosophy, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.6
 594
The Great Bear (2011)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Denmark
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Jonathan, 11, usually spends his vacations alone with his grandfather who lives on the edge of a vast forest populated by mythical animals. This year his kid sister Sophie joins him. But it's not cool to be stuck with a little sister, so he ...
Style: feel good, stylized, exciting, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: forest, adventure, family relations, family, rescue, siblings relations, escapades, survival, young heroes, heroes, brother sister relationship, bear ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Moomins and the Comet Chase (2010)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family
Country: Finland, UK, Poland
Duration: 75 min.
Story: One day Moomintroll wakes to notice that grey dust is covering everything in the Moominvalley. He runs to ask the philosophical Muskrat if he knows what is happening, who advises him that things tend to look like this before an awful fate coming ...
Style: touching, semi serious, atmospheric, humorous, offbeat
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: save the world, adventurer, friendship, adventure, family life, family, parents and children, escapades, life turned upside down, best friends, youth, young heroes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Moonbeam Bear and His Friends (2008)
Genre: Animation, Family
Country: Germany
Duration: 71 min.
Story: The Moonbear and his friends experience funny and exciting adventures in their forest.
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, captivating, 3d animation
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: obsessive quest, fish out of water, friendship, young heroes, heroes, disorder, escapades, youth, getting home, family, hopes, forest ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Song of the Sea (2014)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Ireland, Denmark, Belgium, France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The story of the last Seal Child’s journey home. After their mother’s disappearance, Ben and Saoirse are sent to live with Granny in the city. When they resolve to return to their home by the sea, their journey becomes a race against time as ...
Style: touching, colourful, captivating, fairy tale, emotional ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, young heroes, mythical creature, supernatural ability, curses spells and rituals, lighthouse, supernatural, legends and myths, getting home, celtic, lighthouse keeper, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: ireland, europe, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
James and the Giant Peach (1996)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: When the young orphan boy James spills a magic bag of crocodile tongues, he finds himself in possession of a giant peach that flies him away to strange lands.
Style: surreal, feel good, humorous, touching, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: magic, surrealism, orphan, giant, adventure, aunt, friendship, young heroes, family, wish come true, escapades, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: manhattan new york city, england, new york, empire state building manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Legend of the Millennium Dragon (2011)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A spectacular journey of an unwilling young hero thrust into a mysterious past full of monsters, dragons, and strange hidden powers. Through a series of out of this world battles and adventures, Jun, a shy middle school boy, is transformed into a ...
Style: exciting, stylized, serious, emotional, epic
Audience: teens
Plot: monk, time travel, battles, heroic mission, adventure, dragon, self discovery, destiny, uninhibited rivalry, rivalry, escapades, legends and myths ...
Time: middle ages, 2010s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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The Secret of Kells (2009)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Ireland, Belgium, France
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Adventure awaits 12 year old Brendan who must fight Vikings and a serpent god to find a crystal and complete the legendary Book of Kells. In order to finish Brother Aiden's book, Brendan must overcome his deepest fears on a secret quest that ...
Style: stylized, exciting, fairy tale, serious, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, fairy, legends and myths, good versus evil, monastery, heroic mission, self discovery, monk, forest, sea monster, obsessive quest, young heroes ...
Time: middle ages, 9th century
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Snow Queen (2012)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family
Country: Russia, India, USA, Portugal, Brazil, Iran
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The ice-cold Snow Queen wishes to turn the world into a frozen landscape, with no light, no joy, no happiness, and no free will. A young man, Kai, is rumored to be the son of a man who is the queen's only remaining threat. He is abducted and ...
Style: fairy tale, captivating, exciting, sweet, scenic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, good versus evil, young heroes, friendship, youth, witchcraft, heroic mission, escapades, daring rescue, foe turned friend, family, imaginary kingdom ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Little Polar Bear (2001)
Genre: Animation, Family, Adventure
Country: Germany
Duration: 78 min.
Story: This charming animated adventure follows a young polar bear, Lars, as he befriends Robbie, a seal. Together, these two form a friendship that proves different breeds of animals can get along perfectly well.
Style: feel good, touching, entertaining, sweet, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: polar bear, friendship, adventure, mischievous children, youth, escapades, cartoon bear, animal life, misfit, family, best friends, heroes ...
Place: holland, antarctica, antarctic
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Azur & Asmar: The Princes' Quest (2006)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: France, Belgium, Spain, Italy
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Once upon a time there were two children nursed by same woman. Azur, a blonde, blue-eyed son of a noblewoman and Asmar, the dark skinned and dark-eyed child of the nurse. As kids, they fought and loved each other as brothers do. As grown ups, they ...
Style: fairy tale, stylized, feel good, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: fairy, imaginary kingdom, genie, curses spells and rituals, wish come true, family, obsessive quest, friends, siblings relations, legends and myths, heroes, orphan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.5
 9K
Underdogs (2013)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Sport
Country: Argentina, Spain, UK, France, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In the small village where Amadeo lives there is no one good enough to challenge his skills at Table Football. But, while Amadeo may be a genius as a table football player in real life he's a loser. He's in love with Lara, his childhood ...
Style: humorous, stylized, not serious, exciting
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: soccer, adventure, sport team, sport, contests and competitions, escapades, rivalry, youth, friends, family, romance, love and romance ...
Place: argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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SlugTerra: Return of the Elementals (2014)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 70 min.
Story: A new member has joined Eli and the Shane Gang! Junjie, once the protector of the Eastern Caverns, is a master of the slugslinging art of Slug Fu! But even with the power of five slingers, the Shane Gang find themselves in over their heads as they ...
Style: exciting, entertaining, captivating, light, humorous ...
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: good versus evil, adventure, friends, rivalry, family, escapades, heroes, youth, supernatural, martial arts, battles, imaginary kingdom ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.6
 3K
The Point (1971)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Years ago, there was a place called The Land of Point, because everything in The Land of Point had one: the barns, the houses, the cars, everything, even the people. Everyone in The Land of Point had a point at the top of its head. Everyone, that ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, touching, sentimental, allegory ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: dog, outcast, family, adventure, friends, rejection, heroes, youth, social misfits, escapades, misfit, society ...
Place: canada, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Tigger Movie (2000)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Musical
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 77 min.
Story: As it happens, everybody - Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore, Roo, Rabbit, Owl - is busy preparing a suitable winter home for Eeyore. When everything they do seems to get undone by Tigger's exuberant bouncing, Rabbit suggest Tigger go outside and find other ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, sentimental, intense ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: friendship, rescue, adventure, heroic mission, escapades, teaching the ways of the world, self discovery, disorder, young heroes, curses spells and rituals, toys, tiger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 2.5
 758
Freedom Force (2012)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Peru, USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: There is a plot under way to change the course of history. Four kids are chosen to be the Freedom Force—a gang of unlikely heroes who travel through time to change the outcome of sacred stories.
Style: semi serious, exciting, humorous
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: obsessive quest, adventure, youth, family, heroic mission, escapades, time travel, friendship, best friend, save the day, heroes, disorder ...
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Little Prince (2010)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: France, Germany, Italy
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Story: The little prince, who lives on a tiny asteroid with his beloved rose, travels with his only friend, a talking fox, through the galaxy. He lands at planets where the serpent and its black thoughts are suspected to have arrived earlier, each time ...
Style: atmospheric, semi serious, stylized
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: adventure, imaginary kingdom, getting home, introspection, friends, escapades, self discovery, mysterious planet, asteroids and comets, imaginary, computer animation, landing
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1987)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is an imaginative, feature-length animated film, faithfully adaptied from the classic book by L. Frank Baum. In this brand new version, the limitations of live action film are transcended by fanciful full animation and ...
Style: exciting, feel good, touching, serious, cult film
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: family, getting home, young heroes, youth, hopes, escapades, adventure, friends, wizards and magicians, strong female presence, on the road, parallel world ...
Place: kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Twice Upon a Time (1983)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Two wannabe heroes and their friends must stop a madman from giving everyone nightmares.
Style: exciting, stylized, humorous, surreal, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: superhero, rescue, adventure, heroes, escapades, disorder, imaginary kingdom, journey, prankster, nightmare, rivalry, family ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%