Movies like The Little Engine That Could

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The Little Engine That Could (2011)
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The Little Engine That Could (2011)
Genre: Animation, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Featuring an all-star cast, the timeless story comes to life in this all-new, feature-length film filled with fun and adventure!
Style: uplifting, feel good, humorous, semi serious, exciting
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: against the odds, human spirit, youth, teaching the ways of the world, toy train, magic, toys, good versus evil, toy, family, heroes, ambition, child, train, dream, railway, boy, evil, fear, locomotive, trust, darkness, train ride, train travel, train journey ...
Time: 20th century
Place: los angeles

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Most similar movies to The Little Engine That Could

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out semi serious, humorous, feel good and exciting films with plots about family, friends, friendship, escapades, youth, heroes and danger mostly in Animation, Family and Adventure genres. Some movies like The Little Engine That Could: The Easter Egg Adventure (2004), Laura's Star (2004), The Ten Commandments (2007), Timothy Goes to School (2000), Care Bears: Oopsy Does It! (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Easter Egg Adventure (2004)
Genre: Animation, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The idyllic Egg Town is the location for the The Easter Egg Adventure, which sees the beautiful location under threat from some dastardly thieves. Making off with the collection of Easter Egg's the town has managed to collate, it's up to ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, funny, sweet
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, young heroes, heroes, mischievous children, adventure, youth, orphan, heroic mission, teaching the ways of the world, family, danger, rescue ...
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Laura's Star (2004)
Genre: Animation, Family
Country: Germany
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Laura sees a shooting star falling to earth and finds it in a park, down on the floor and with a broken point. The star is a living being, and Laura takes her home to reattach its point with a band-aid. The little star has special powers and can ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, exciting, offbeat
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: friendship, rescue, little girl, danger, escapades, dream, supernatural power, imaginary, babies and infants, heroes, youth, family ...
Time: 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
The Strawberry Shortcake Movie: Sky's the Limit (2009)
Genre: Animation, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 69 min.
Story: A sudden storm leaves Berry Bitty City with a gigantic problem. Strawberry Shortcake and her friends will have to move their whole tiny town unless they find a way to safely remove a huge boulder that threatens everything they hold dear.
Style: humorous, feel good, captivating, light, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: friendship, family, best friends, partners, friends, small town, escapades, forces of nature, save the day, youth, danger, love
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
The Ten Commandments (2007)
Genre: Animation, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: This vibrantly animated feature recounts the biblical epic of the Hebrew prophet Moses and the Ten Commandments. Led by the word of God, Moses challenges the ominous Egyptian pharaoh, performs miracles and guides the chosen people on a 40-year ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, captivating, exciting, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: miraculous event, siblings relations, good versus evil, danger, escapades, destiny, religions or cults, against the odds, family relations, rescue, rivalry, human spirit ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
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Timothy Goes to School (2000)
Genre: Animation, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 30 min.
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Story: Timothy Goes to School is a cartoon series based on the Yoko series and other individual books by Rosemary Wells such as "Shy Charles", "Fritz and the Mess Fairy" and "Noisy Nora", but is titled after the book of the ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: friendship, fish out of water, teaching the ways of the world, dedicated educator, misfit, youth, school, power relations, kindergarten, family, fox, beaver ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
Care Bears: Oopsy Does It! (2007)
Genre: Animation, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: While villain Grizzle plots against the Care Bears, it is up to Oopsy Bear to come to their rescue.
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, light
Audience: family outing, kids, toddlers
Plot: adventure, imaginary, imaginary kingdom, friendship, escapades, young heroes, danger, good versus evil, heroes, rivalry, rescue, family ...
Time: 20th century, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Barbie & Her Sisters in A Pony Tale (2013)
Genre: Animation, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Barbie and her sisters set off on a Swiss adventure to the majestic Alps, where they're excited to spend the summer at a fun-filled riding academy! Barbie can't wait to find a new horse to bring back to Malibu. Stacie is super excited to ...
Style: feel good, captivating, entertaining, light, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: barbie, friends, animal life, horse riding, horse ranch, mountain, rescue, horse, sister sister relationship, female protagonist, magical creature, magic ...
Place: swiss alps, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
How the Toys Saved Christmas (1996)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Luxembourg
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When Santa's helper La Befana falls ill and must take off a Christmas Eve, she recruits Scarafoni to help deliver all the toys. No one but the toys knows is that Scarafoni plans to auction off the toys to the highest bidder, which means the ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, humorous, feel good, fairy tale
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: good versus evil, heroes, revolution, family relations, disorder, parallel world, family life, adventure, imaginary, danger, rivalry, family ...
Time: 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Santa's Apprentice (2010)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family
Country: Australia, France, Ireland, UK
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Santa doesn't want to retire, but rules are rules and he must train someone to replace him. The lucky winner, to be chosen from among millions of children, must be named Nicholas, be an orphan and have a pure heart. On the other side of the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, touching
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: christmas, family, teaching the ways of the world, friendship, orphan, young heroes, imaginary kingdom, santa claus, power relations, imaginary, retiring, workplace ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Barbie of Swan Lake (2003)
Genre: Animation, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Barbie as Odette, the young daughter of a baker, follows a unicorn into the Enchanted Forest and is transformed into a swan by an evil wizard intent on defeating the Fairy Queen.
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, light, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: barbie, ballet, unicorn, imaginary kingdom, rivalry, imaginary, good versus evil, friends, curses spells and rituals, family, danger, escapades ...
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Casper's Scare School (2006)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: When Casper's been being friendly lately even when playing with a boy named Jimmy, Kibosh: The King of the Underworld has Casper enrolled into a Scare School headed by the two-headed headmaster Alder and Dash. He befriends Ra, a mummy with ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, touching, scary
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: ghost, supernatural, save the day, imaginary, danger, friendship, young heroes, boarding school, heroes, supernatural ability, family, good versus evil ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Zambezia (2012)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: South Africa, USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Set in a bustling bird city on the edge of the majestic Victoria Falls, "Zambezia" is the story of Kai - a naïve, but high-spirited young falcon who travels to the bird city of "Zambezia" where he discovers the truth about his ...
Style: exciting, humorous, feel good, sincere, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: animal life, adventure, bird, teaching the ways of the world, escapades, heroes, friends, danger, wilderness, family, save the day, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown (2003)
Genre: Animation, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Linus and Lucy's younger brother Rerun wants a dog for Christmas, and Snoopy's brother Spike may be the answer.
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, semi serious, melancholic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: family relations, dog, cartoon dog, family, friendship, disorder, pets, hopes, wish come true, brother sister relationship, children, brother brother relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Bratz the Video: Starrin' & Stylin' (2004)
Genre: Animation
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 59 min.
Story: Cloe, Yasmin, Jade, and Sasha need to get an art project done that is about self-expression, but they need to find a way to get the project done and be able to go to the prom.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: fashion, friendship, lifestyle, youth, best friends, teenage life, self discovery, shopping mall, friends, social relations, teachers and students, high school ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Barbie Presents: Thumbelina (2009)
Genre: Animation, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Meet a tiny girl named Thumbelina who lives in harmony with nature in the magical world of the Twillerbees that's hidden among the wildflowers. At the whim of a spoiled young girl named Makena, Thumbelina and her two friends have their patch of ...
Style: light, exciting, humorous, feel good, touching ...
Audience: preschoolers, kids
Plot: barbie, fairy, escapades, wizards and magicians, youth, adventure, imaginary, save the day, friendship, friends, teaching the ways of the world, good versus evil ...
Time: 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Barbie in a Mermaid Tale 2 (2011)
Genre: Animation, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Surf's up for Barbie as she returns as Merliah, the fun and fashionable surfing champion who's also a magical mermaid princess! In this exciting sea-quel, Merliah makes a splash when she heads to Australia for the ultimate surfing ...
Style: feel good, light, entertaining, captivating, semi serious
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: mermaid, barbie, imaginary kingdom, friends, ocean, contests and competitions, adventure, young heroes, ambition, save the day, rivalry, magic ...
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Land Before Time VIII: The Big Freeze (2001)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: When the dinosaur families get trapped in a valley by an ice storm, one family of "spike tail" dinosaurs volunteers to leave since they consume more food than the others. Meanwhile, the young dinos and a new adult dinosaur named Mr. ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, 2d animation, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: rescue, adventure, danger, escapades, friendship, friends, best friends, family, misfit, heroes, cold weather, dinosaur ...
Time: prehistory
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Rolie Polie Olie: The Great Defender of Fun (2002)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, France, USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: The evil space pirate Gloomius Maximus is determined that since he can't have fun, nobody else will either. Unfortunately for our heroes, an invitation to Zowie Polie's third birthday party accidentally finds its way to Gloomius's ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, stylized, humorous, offbeat ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: pirate, adventure, heroes, good versus evil, mischievous children, disorder, rivalry, mad scientist, escapades, danger, imaginary, youth ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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The Archies in Jug Man (2003)
Genre: Animation, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: When a new geothermal heating system is installed under the high school they "thaw out" a Neanderthal ancestor of Jughead!
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, exciting, offbeat
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: heroes, caveman, family life, homecoming, family, escapades, gang, misfit, rivalry, disorder, friends, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Our Friend, Martin (1999)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: What begins as a routine class project for a diverse group of sixth-graders turns into a magical, time-traveling adventure they'll never forget! Authentic historical footage of Martin Luther King Jr. is blended with colorful animation as the ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, stylized, captivating
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: time travel, human spirit, folk hero, society, adventure, interracial relations, teaching the ways of the world, escapades, leadership, family, idealism, teleportation ...
Time: 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Happiness Is a Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown (2011)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
Story: Linus is pushed to his limits when he learns Grandma is coming to visit and plans on ridding him of his childish security blanket.
Style: humorous, semi serious
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: youth, friends, family relations, pets, bittersweet, peanuts, kids and family, charlie brown
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Laura's Star and the Mysterious Dragon Nian (2009)
Genre: Animation, Family
Country: Germany, China
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Laura's star and the mysterious dragon Nian.
Style: touching, feel good, semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, youth, imaginary, family, friends, fish out of water, miraculous event, brother sister relationship, rescue, star, boy, new year's eve party ...
Time: 20th century
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Nutcracker and The Mouseking (2004)
Genre: Animation, Family
Country: Germany, Croatia, UK, Russia, USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: The fairytale story revolves around a young prince who - along with his entourage - is turned into a nutcracker through his own ungrateful and selfish behaviour, and awaits a kindly soul who'll release him from the spell. The mouse-king seeks ...
Style: humorous, stylized, semi serious, fairy tale
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: good versus evil, adventure, rescue, wish come true, imaginary, mischievous children, young heroes, child as adult, escapades, friendship, danger, curses spells and rituals ...
Place: st. petersburg russia, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Pororo: The Racing Adventure (2013)
Genre: Animation, Family, Sport
Country: South Korea, China, Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Curious little penguin Pororo and his friends accidentally cause an airplane to make an emergency landing in their home of Pororo Village. On the airplane are some turtles being shipped to Northpia to deliver ice sleds, or racing ice cars. ...
Style: feel good, humorous, exciting, tense, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: contests and competitions, chases and races, friendship, follow your dream, family, rivalry, hopes, ambition, social relations, young heroes, airplane, friends ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Babar: King of the Elephants (1999)
Genre: Family, Animation
Country: Canada, France, Germany
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Babar is a young elephant in the great forest. Whilst out with his mother a hunter kills his mother and he flees to escape the same fate. He eventually finds himself in a human city and experiences the many differences between city and forest life. ...
Style: feel good, humorous, clever, semi serious
Audience: preschoolers, family outing, kids
Plot: jungle, elephant, city life, animal life, friends, social relations, disorder, youth, family, misfit, society, fish out of water ...
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Impy's Island (2006)
Genre: Animation, Family
Country: Germany
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Impy's Island (German: Urmel aus dem Eis) is a 2006 German computer-animated feature film based on the children's novel Urmal from the Ice Age by Max Kruse. On a magical tropical island, a fun-loving group of misfit animals and people make ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, fairy tale
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: adventure, parallel world, family, babies and infants, family relations, heroes, family life, iceberg, island, escapades, animal life, friends ...
Time: prehistory
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Charlotte's Web 2: Wilbur's Great Adventure (2003)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Wilbur the pig knows how important friendship is - he learned that from a spider named Charlotte. So when Wilbur meets Cardigan, a lonely lamb, Wilbur immediately makes him his friend.
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: computers and web, friends, heroes, best friends, danger, hopes, adventure, rescue, survival, escapades, family, pets ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Kirikou and the Wild Beasts (2005)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: France
Duration: 75 min.
Story: The film is a sub-story to Kirikou and the Sorceress rather than a straight sequel. The movie is set while Kirikou is still a child and Karaba is still a sorceress. Like Princes et princesses and Les Contes de la nuit, it is an anthology film ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, offbeat, exciting
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, youth, animal life, young heroes, danger, rivalry, village, heroes, imaginary, escapades, family, village life ...
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, captivating, humorous, 3d animation
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: obsessive quest, friendship, fish out of water, heroes, young heroes, youth, getting home, family, disorder, imaginary, escapades, hopes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Balto: Wolf Quest (2002)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Balto and his daughter Aleu embark on a journey of adventure and self discovery.
Style: feel good, touching, semi serious, humorous
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, pets, danger, heroes, against the odds, wolf pack, destiny, heroic mission, self discovery, family life, young heroes, daring rescue ...
Time: 1920s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%