Movies like A Monster Calls

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A Monster Calls (2016)
 7.5
 82K
A Monster Calls (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, Spain, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A boy imagines a monster that helps him deal with his difficult life and see the world in a different way.
Style: emotional, touching, fairy tale, compassionate, psychotronic, depressing, sentimental, feel good, thought provoking, tear jerker ...
Audience: kids
Plot: terminal illness, childhood, dark fantasy, monster, nightmare, loneliness, bullying, family, depression, destiny, storytelling, imagination, life & death, tree, truth, courage, single mother, part animation, cancer, grandmother, death, runaway, school, adaptation, bully ...

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Most similar movies to A Monster Calls

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, melancholic, feel good and sentimental films with plots about storytelling, runaway, catastrophe, mentor, destiny, death and childhood mostly in Drama, Family and Fantasy genres. Some movies like A Monster Calls: Corpse Bride (2005), The BFG (2016), Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012), Where the Wild Things Are (2009), Hachi: A Dog's Tale (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.3
 246K
Corpse Bride (2005)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Set in a 19th-century european village, this stop-motion animation feature follows the story of Victor, a young man whisked away to the underworld and wed to a mysterious corpse bride, while his real bride Victoria waits bereft in the land of the ...
Style: gothic, captivating, melancholic, offbeat, stylized ...
Audience: horror for children, date night, preschoolers
Plot: dark fantasy, corpse, afterlife, romance, supernatural, marriage, supernatural romance, shyness, loneliness, wedding, fall in love, disagreement ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: europe, england
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73%
 6.4
 78K
The BFG (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, India, UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The BFG is no ordinary bone-crunching giant. He is far too nice and jumbly. It's lucky for Sophie that he is. Had she been carried off in the middle of the night by the Bloodbottler, or any of the other giants—rather than the BFG—she would ...
Style: fairy tale, entertaining, exciting, light, colourful ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: giant, little girl, imagination, magic, adventure, friendship, childhood, queen, fantasy world, family, dream, justice ...
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: emotional, surreal, bleak, serious, sad ...
Plot: poverty, global warming, single parent, prehistoric creature, storm, childhood, african american, father daughter relationship, life is a bitch, social relations, search, magic realism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, usa, southern usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Where the Wild Things Are (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany, USA, Australia
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, captivating, talky ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, creature, loneliness, magical, mischievous children, anger, adventure, childhood, monster, giant animal, young heroes, imaginary ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Hachi: A Dog's Tale (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A drama based on the true story of a college professor's bond with the abandoned dog he takes into his home.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, heartbreaking, sad ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: dog, friendship, loyalty, friends, pets, loss of friend, animals, life & death, loneliness, death, human animal relationship, animal training ...
Time: contemporary, 1930s
Place: japan, usa, rhode island
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 54K
Pete's Dragon (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, New Zealand
Duration: 102 min.
Story: For years, old wood carver Mr. Meacham has delighted local children with his tales of the fierce dragon that resides deep in the woods of the Pacific Northwest. To his daughter, Grace, who works as a forest ranger, these stories are little more than ...
Style: psychotronic, emotional, compassionate, touching, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids
Plot: dragon, orphan, feral child, boy, children, invisibility, escape, fire breathing dragon, family life, forest, deforestation, sawmill ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.9
 11K
My Life (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: It seems that Bob Jones has everything a man could want, namely a fulfilling job and a beautiful, pregnant wife, Gail. But Bob's life is turned upside-down when he is diagnosed with cancer and given four months to live -- not even enough time ...
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, sad, sentimental ...
Plot: terminal illness, reconciliation, death, pregnancy, childbirth, self discovery, couple relations, family life, child birth, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: fairy tale, feel good, light, touching, atmospheric ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, dragon, adventure, mythology, good versus evil, magic, reading, escapades, evil force, gnome, imagination, danger ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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The Secret Garden (1993)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A young British girl born and reared in India loses her neglectful parents in an earthquake. She is returned to England to live at her uncle's castle. Her uncle is very distant due to the loss of his wife ten years before. Neglected once again, ...
Style: touching, feel good, sentimental, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: childhood, countryside, orphan, old mansion, little girl, friendship, secret, sick child, family, girl, garden, self discovery ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 18th century
Place: india, yorkshire, england, europe, liverpool ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Neverending Story II: The Next Chapter (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany, USA
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: fairy tale, feel good, stylized, serious, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: reading, giant, fantasy world, good versus evil, dragon, invisibility, empress, friendship, fear of heights, sorceress, imaginary kingdom, adventure ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Three Lives of Thomasina (1963)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Thomasina is the pet cat of Mary McDhui, the daughter of Scottish veterinarian Andrew McDhui. When Thomasina falls ill, McDhui declares that the pet should be put down. But when Mary and her father try to bury the cat, Lori MacGregor (Susan ...
Style: touching, emotional, feel good, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: cat, animal life, pets, dealing with death, veterinarian, family, family life, afterlife, adventure, terminal illness, family relations, village ...
Time: 1910s
Place: scotland, europe, britain, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A year after his father's death, Oskar, a troubled young boy, discovers a mysterious key he believes was left for him by his father and embarks on a scavenger hunt to find the matching lock.
Style: sentimental, touching, uplifting, emotional, heartbreaking ...
Audience: kids
Plot: orphan, asperger's syndrome, 9/11, autism, childhood, family relations, search, grief, loss of spouse, funeral, death of father, quest ...
Time: september 11 2001, 21st century, contemporary, year 2001, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.2
 26K
I Kill Giants (2017)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA, Belgium, Denmark, UK, Sweden, China
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Sophia, a new high school student, tries to make friends with Barbara, who tells her that “she kills giants,” protecting this way her hometown and its inhabitants, who do not understand her strange behavior.
Style: sad, psychological, atmospheric, rough, psychedelic
Plot: escape from reality, imagination, giant, teenage girl, death of mother, illness, school, bully, psychologist, monster, fear of death, mysticism ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
A Dog's Purpose (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, India
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A dog goes on quest to discover his purpose in life over the course of several lifetimes with multiple owners.
Style: touching, sentimental, sad, sweet, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: dog, reincarnation, animals, police dog, human animal relationship, dog movie, life & death, talking animals, transformation, happy ending, adaptation, pet owner relationship ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 60s, 70s, 1960s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Under the Same Moon (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Tells the parallel stories of nine-year-old Carlitos and his mother, Rosario. In the hopes of providing a better life for her son, Rosario works illegally in the U.S. while her mother cares for Carlitos back in Mexico.
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, emotional, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: immigrants, friendship, obsessive quest, family reunited, escapades, society, custody, travel, grandmother grandson relationship, runaway, survival, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico, los angeles, usa, latin america, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Bridge to Terabithia (2007)
Genre: 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, girls' night, teens
Plot: friendship, loss of friend, imaginary, childhood, escape from reality, teenage boy, magical, loneliness, friends, social misfits, classmate, fantasy world ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
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, captivating, sweet, atmospheric ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night
Plot: wild animal, lion, rescue, cheetah, family relations, bully, adventure, adventurer, adolescence, youth, escapades, farm ...
Time: contemporary
Place: africa, south africa, kenya
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A holiday favourite for generations... George Bailey has spent his entire life giving to the people of Bedford Falls. All that prevents rich skinflint Mr. Potter from taking over the entire town is George's modest building and loan company. ...
Style: feel good, touching, uplifting, sentimental, inspirational ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, life changing experience, angel, family, desperation, holiday, road not taken, suicide attempt, generosity, self discovery, small town, alternate reality ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1940s, 40s, 30s ...
Place: usa, new york, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In the sequel to Tim Burton's "Alice in Wonderland", Alice Kingsleigh returns to Underland and faces a new adventure in saving the Mad Hatter.
Style: fairy tale, psychotronic, entertaining, surreal, whimsical ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: fantasy world, dark fantasy, clock, queen, time travel, portal, talking dog, imagination, talking animals, parallel universe, sister sister relationship, wonderland ...
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.4
 231K
The Bucket List (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Corporate billionaire Edward Cole and working class mechanic Carter Chambers are worlds apart. At a crossroads in their lives, they share a hospital room and discover they have two things in common: a desire to spend the time they have left doing ...
Style: inspirational, sentimental, touching, feel good, compassionate ...
Plot: journey, terminal illness, elderly, unlikely friendships, follow your dream, friendship, adventure, death, human spirit, golden years, dying, millionaire ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: himalaya, usa, taj mahal, cote d'azur, cairo egypt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.7
 9K
The Cure (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Dexter, age 11, who has AIDS, and his next door neighbor Eric, a little older and much bigger, become best friends. Eric also becomes closer to Dexter's mother than to his own, who is neglectful and bigoted and violently forbids their ...
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, serious, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, friendship, best friends, aids, loss of son, coming of age, bittersweet, young heroes, family relations, cure, friends, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river, new orleans, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.9
 19K
Kes (1969)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A young, English working-class boy spends his free time caring for and training his pet falcon.
Style: bleak, realistic, sincere, touching, emotional ...
Plot: working class, childhood, school, coming of age, nudity (full frontal - brief), soccer, bird, boy, friendship, falcon, animal training, birds ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 70s
Place: northern england, england, europe, yorkshire, britain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, light, clever, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: toys, friendship, toy comes to life, adventure, family, escapades, supernatural ability, danger, parents and children, parallel world, coming of age, family relations ...
Time: 18th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Charlotte's Web (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Germany, Australia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Wilbur the pig is scared of the end of the season, because he knows that come that time, he will end up on the dinner table. He hatches a plan with Charlotte, a spider that lives in his pen, to ensure that this will never happen.
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, feel good, sentimental ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers, girls' night
Plot: friendship, pig, rescue, spider, survival, family, friends, heroes, animals, fantasy world, rat, table ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1930s
Place: usa, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 8.1
 365K
Stand by Me (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After the death of a friend, a writer recounts a boyhood journey to find the body of a missing boy.
Style: sentimental, serious, touching, emotional, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: coming of age, childhood, friendship, adventure, youth, coming-of-age, teenager, loyalty, innocence, friends, young kid, young heroes ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century, year 1959, 80s
Place: oregon, usa, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.0
 31K
Son of Rambow (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Will Proudfoot (Bill Milner) is looking for an escape from his family's stifling home life when he encounters Lee Carter (Will Poulter), the school bully. Armed with a video camera and a copy of "Rambo: First Blood", Lee plans to make ...
Style: humorous, feel good, entertaining, captivating, stylized ...
Audience: kids
Plot: friendship, childhood, small town, filmmaking, family relations, film within a film, youth, coming of age, school, teenager, french, theft ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.7
 17K
The Bear (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: France, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An orphan bear cub hooks up with an adult male as they try to dodge human hunters.
Style: touching, uplifting, sentimental, captivating, scenic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, animals, wilderness, survival, friendship, animal life, family, heroic mission, on the run, rescue, escapades, youth ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: canada, british columbia, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.0
 11K
One True Thing (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A career woman reassesses her parents' lives after she is forced to care for her cancer-stricken mother.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, melancholic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, dysfunctional family, parents and children, unfulfillment, family problems, death of parent, loss of parent, cancer, tragedy, small town, family relations, family drama ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.5
 306K
Hugo (2011)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK, USA, France
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Orphaned and alone except for an uncle, Hugo Cabret lives in the walls of a train station in 1930s Paris. Hugo's job is to oil and maintain the station's clocks, but to him, his more important task is to protect a broken automaton and ...
Style: touching, sentimental, captivating, light, visually appealing ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: orphan, adventure, filmmaking, steampunk, magical, friendship, kids in trouble, hopes, toys, destiny, robot, danger ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, post world war one, 1920s
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Cool Kids Don't Cry (2012)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Adaptation of one of Benelux most famous children's novels. Tough prime school girl Akkie loves soccer and can be a real bully. Love is the only thing she's scared of. When Akkie is diagnosed with Leukemia, she has to fight for her life. ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: terminal illness, life is a bitch, school, youth, teenage love, hopes, social relations, family, leukemia, soccer, first kiss, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%