Movies like The Willoughbys

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The Willoughbys (2020)
 6.4
 11K
The Willoughbys (2020)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: Canada, USA, UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When the four Willoughby children are abandoned by their selfish parents, they must learn how to adapt their Old-Fashioned values to the contemporary world in order to create something new: The Modern Family.
Style: funny, unusual plot structure, whimsical, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: siblings relations, abusive parent, nanny, parents and children, eccentric family, friendship, orphan, new life, obsessive quest, teamwork, search and rescue, netflix, volcano, realtor, three brothers, moustache, zeppelin
Place: mount everest

Most similar movies to The Willoughbys

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, feel good, funny and touching films with plots about friendship, adventure, family, friends, computer animation, escapades and animals mostly in Animation, Family and Adventure genres. Some movies like The Willoughbys: Klaus (2019), Clifford's Really Big Movie (2004), Everyone's Hero (2006), Animals United (2010), The Boxcar Children (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.2
 75K
Klaus (2019)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: Spain, UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A postman is posted to a frozen town in the North - where he discovers Santa Claus is hiding out.
Style: sincere, funny, feel good, thought provoking, colourful
Audience: family outing
Plot: santa claus, christmas, postman, kindness, friendship, good versus evil, small town, city, heroic mission, christmas present, children, re-education ...
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run (2020)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: South Korea, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After SpongeBob's beloved pet snail Gary is snail-napped, he and Patrick embark on an epic adventure to The Lost City of Atlantic City to bring Gary home.
Style: humorous, funny, entertaining, captivating
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: talking animals, computer animation, underwater, search and rescue, animal rescue, adventure, journey, friendship, starfish, kindness, abduction, unlikely friendships ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Clifford's Really Big Movie (2004)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Clifford overhears Mr. Bleakman say that feeding him must cost a lot of money. A carnival act called "Larry's Amazing Animals" has just been in town, and the animals in the show told Clifford about an animal contest with a prize of a ...
Style: humorous, touching, feel good, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: adventure, odd couple, animal life, friendship, best friends, danger, fish out of water, buddies, mischievous children, pets, rescue, cartoon dog ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Everyone's Hero (2006)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A boy begins a grand journey to return Babe Ruth's baseball bat before the deciding game of the 1932 World Series comes to a close.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, road movie
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, obsessive quest, baseball, against the odds, young heroes, ambition, sport, hopes, parents and children, human spirit, rivalry, family relations ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: new york yankees, usa, bronx new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Animals United (2010)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: Germany, UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A group of animals waiting for the annual flood they rely on for food and water discover that the humans, who have been destroying their habitats have built a dam for a leisure resort. The animals endeavour to save the delta and send a message to ...
Style: not serious, humorous, entertaining, touching
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: animal life, animals, save the day, obsessive quest, heroic mission, friendship, partners, animal, escapades, buddies, danger, ecological disaster ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Boxcar Children (2014)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family
Country: USA, Guatemala, South Korea
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Four orphaned and homeless siblings happen upon an abandoned boxcar, which, they furnish with all the comforts of home. Fearful that they will be sent to live with their grandfather they have never met, the children keep their new home a secret.
Style: sentimental, feel good, exciting, captivating, sincere ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family, siblings relations, family relations, in the woods, trust, secret, journey, children, friendship, society, eccentric family, family life ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Alex, Marty, and other zoo animals find a way to escape from Madagascar when the penguins reassemble a wrecked airplane. The precariously repaired craft stays airborne just long enough to make it to the African continent. There the New Yorkers ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, cult film, funny ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, girls' night
Plot: talking animals, friendship, lion, escape, computer animation, jungle, penguins, farce, survival, dance, jealousy, zebra ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa, madagascar, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Hey Arnold! The Movie (2002)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: When a powerful developer named Mr. Scheck wants to knock down all the stores and houses in Arnold's neighborhood to build a huge "mall-plex", it looks likes the neighborhood is doomed to disappear. But with the help of a superhero ...
Style: humorous, feel good, melancholic, funny, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, pre-teens, family outing, teens
Plot: adventure, family, friendship, buddies, mischievous children, escapades, elementary school, save the day, danger, children, greed, multiple storylines ...
Time: 80s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Monsters University (2013)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A look at the relationship between Mike and Sulley during their days at Monsters University — when they weren't necessarily the best of friends.
Style: light, feel good, humorous, funny, intense ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, university, college, teamwork, odd couple, monster, disney, student life, bully, fraternity, unlikely friendships, underdog ...
Time: 2000s, 2010s, 1990s, 80s, 90s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.8
 36K
The Ant Bully (2006)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Fed up with being targeted by the neighborhood bully, 10-year-old Lucas Nickle vents his frustrations on the anthill in his front yard ... until the insects shrink him to the size of a bug with a magic elixir. Convicted of "crimes against the ...
Style: humorous, exciting, feel good, semi serious, touching ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, girls' night ...
Plot: ant, friendship, rescue, bully, shrinking, adventure, family, self discovery, children, vengeance, computer animation, animal life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.4
 82K
Turbo (2013)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The tale of an ordinary garden snail who dreams of winning the Indy 500.
Style: exciting, humorous, inspirational, light, colourful ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: car race, underdog, cars, adventure, follow your dream, friends, contests and competitions, dream come true, accident, chases and races, snail, talking animals ...
Place: usa, indiana, midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Rugrats Movie (1998)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Tommy faces responsibility when Dil, his new baby brother, is born. As with all newborns, the child becomes a bane to Tommy and the rest of his gang. They decide to return Dil to where he came from, the hospital, but they get lost along the way. Can ...
Style: humorous, light, entertaining, colourful, touching ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, teens
Plot: adventure, baby, mischievous children, family, friendship, rescue, disorder, siblings relations, hospital, responsibility, sibling rivalry, kids and family ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
A Turtle's Tale: Sammy's Adventures (2010)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family
Country: France, Belgium, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A sea turtle who was hatched in 1959 spends the next 50 years traveling the world while it is being changed by global warming. Born on a Baja, California beach in 1959, new hatchling Sammy must do what his fellow newborn sea turtles are doing: race ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, semi serious, touching, humorous
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: friendship, global warming, ocean or sea, sea turtle, obsessive quest, survival, escapades, danger, peaceful mission, environmentalism, animal life, sea creature ...
Time: 90s, 70s, 20th century, 60s, 50s ...
Place: california, antarctica, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.6
 21K
Open Season 2 (2008)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: After falling head over hooves in love with Giselle, Elliot's road to the altar takes a slight detour when Mr. Weenie is kidnapped by a group of pampered pets determined to return him to his owners.
Style: humorous, feel good, colourful, funny, not serious ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, teens
Plot: adventure, animal life, friendship, escapades, bear, deer, dachshund, talking animals, forest, getting home, odd couple, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Diego, Manny and Sid return in this sequel to the hit animated movie Ice Age. This time around, the deep freeze is over, and the ice-covered earth is starting to melt, which will destroy the trio's cherished valley. The impending disaster ...
Style: funny, humorous, touching, exciting, not serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: global warming, friendship, dinosaur, extinction, iceberg, talking animals, computer animation, sacrifice, mammoth, sea monster, journey, creature ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Norm of the North (2015)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA, India, Ireland
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The stereoscopic 3D animated family film "Norm" tells the story of the titular polar bear and his three Arctic lemming buddies, who are forced out into the world once their icy home begins melting and breaking apart. Landing in New York, ...
Style: humorous, colourful, funny, captivating, light ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: animal life, polar bear, friendship, disorder, adventure, escapades, fish out of water, environmentalism, life turned upside down, chase, seal the animal, ship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.5
 432K
Ice Age (2002)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: With the impending ice age almost upon them, a mismatched trio of prehistoric critters – Manny the woolly mammoth, Diego the saber-toothed tiger and Sid the giant sloth – find an orphaned infant and decide to return it to its human parents. ...
Style: touching, humorous, road movie, not serious, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, date night, pre-teens
Plot: unlikely friendships, rescue, adventure, friendship, talking animals, caveman, family, life risking, ice, creature, bonding, odd couple ...
Time: stone age, prehistoric times, prehistory, prehistoric
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.3
 105K
The Boss Baby (2017)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A story about how a new baby's arrival impacts a family, told from the point of view of a delightfully unreliable narrator, a wildly imaginative 7 year old named Tim.
Style: funny, feel good, touching, entertaining, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: sibling rivalry, baby, family, adventure, brothers, love, imagination, parenthood, money, ceo, job promotion, child as adult ...
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Hey Arnold! The Jungle Movie (2017)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, South Korea, Japan
Duration: 81 min.
Story: An upcoming two-hour American animated television film split into two parts. Based on Craig Bartlett's Hey Arnold! TV series, it will serve as a sequel to the series finale in which Arnold found his father's journal and read about the life ...
Style: sweet, semi serious, funny, humorous, witty ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: friendship, boy, family, unrequited love, best friend, daydreamer, mischievous children, best friends, family relations, adventure, eccentricity, child's point of view ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Open Season: Scared Silly (2015)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Horror
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The humans and animals believe a werewolf is on the loose, and former hunter Shaw uses the opportunity to re-open the season. Boog, Elliot, and Mr. Weenie have to face their fears and find the werewolf to get the season closed permanently.
Style: entertaining, funny, not serious, colourful, feel good ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: bear, deer, animal life, friendship, adventure, teaching the ways of the world, rescue, talking animals, creativity, buddies, forest, pets ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Pooh's Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin (1997)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: A full length animated film for all the family to enjoy. Pooh gets confused when Christopher Robin leaves him a note to say that he has gone back to school after the holidays. So Pooh, Piglet, Tigger, Eeyore and Rabbit go in search of Christopher ...
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, feel good, whimsical ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, school, rescue, adventure, family, show tunes, imaginary kingdom, young heroes, goofy hero, youth, pets, obsessive quest ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Leafie, a Hen Into the Wild (2011)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: South Korea
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Based on a bestselling preteen novel of the same title that has sold more than 1 million copies in Korea, “Leafie, A Hen into the Wild” is about a laying hen named Leafie who is destined to live the “same old” repetitive life confined on the ...
Style: touching, exciting, serious, sincere, thought provoking
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: animal life, parents and children, danger, friendship, anthropomorphism, escapades, adventure, wilderness, disorder, family relations, family, friends ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.9
 358K
Madagascar (2005)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Alex the lion is the king of the urban jungle, the main attraction at New York's Central Park Zoo. He and his best friends -- Marty the zebra, Melman the giraffe and Gloria the hippo -- have spent their whole lives in blissful captivity before ...
Style: feel good, humorous, entertaining, funny, not serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, girls' night
Plot: friendship, lion, talking animals, island, jungle, rescue, adventure, escape, journey, wilderness, animal life, hippopotamus ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa, madagascar, antarctica, new york, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Care Bears Movie (1985)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: The Care Bears have their work cut out for them, because Nicolas, a lonely magician's assistant, is about to fall under the evil influence of a bad spirit who lives in an ancient magic book -- it seems Nicolas will do just about anything for ...
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, feel good, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, toddlers, teens ...
Plot: friendship, orphan, good versus evil, family, adventure, rescue, imaginary, wish come true, siblings relations, fish out of water, family relations, animal life ...
Time: 80s
⇓ 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: humorous, semi serious, atmospheric, touching, offbeat
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: save the world, friendship, adventurer, adventure, youth, family life, young heroes, family, best friends, parents and children, life turned upside down, danger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
My Little Pony: The Movie (2017)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A new dark force threatens Ponyville, and the Mane 6 – Twilight Sparkle, Applejack, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie, Fluttershy and Rarity – embark on an unforgettable journey beyond Equestria where they meet new friends and exciting challenges on a ...
Style: light, funny
Audience: toddlers, kids
Plot: pony, magical, friendship, magic, obsessive quest, journey, sister sister relationship, animals, dragon, forgiveness, good versus evil, heroine ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s, year 1937
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Meet the Robinsons (2007)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In this animated adventure, brilliant preteen inventor Lewis creates a memory scanner to retrieve his earliest recollections and find out why his mother gave him up for adoption. But when the villainous Bowler Hat Guy steals the machine, Lewis is ...
Style: exciting, humorous, futuristic, sweet, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, pre-teens
Plot: time travel, time machine, family, adventure, orphan, sent to the past, adoption, friendship, orphanage, computer animation, family life, dreams ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2030s
Place: canada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Green Eggs and Ham (2019)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 26 min.
Story: Guy-Am-I, an inventor, and his friend Sam-I-Am go on a cross-country trip that would test the limits of their friendship. As they learn to try new things, they find out what adventure brings.
Style: funny, feel good, sincere, captivating, colourful
Audience: family outing
Plot: rescue mission, friendship, partners, adventure, journey, endangered species, fantasy world, family values, mother daughter relationship, opposites attract
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch (2005)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 68 min.
Story: Now, we find the rowdy extraterrestrial getting used to life with his new ohana. However, a malfunction in the ultimate creation of Dr. Jumba soon emerges, which reinstates his destructive programming and threatens to both ruin his friendship with ...
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, not serious, captivating
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: good versus evil, benign alien, adventure, friendship, heroes, danger, space and aliens, rivalry, pets, pet, family, adoption ...
Place: hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.0
 610
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: feel good, humorous, sincere, captivating, semi serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: friendship, self discovery, obsessive quest, family, misfit, youth, animal life, curses spells and rituals, escapades, jungle, imaginary, frog ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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