Movies like The Borrowers

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The Borrowers (1997)
 5.9
 22K
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 Ocious P. Potter steals the will granting title to the house, which he plans to demolish in order to build apartments. The Lenders are forced to move, and the Clocks face the risk of being exposed to the normal-sized world.
Style: humorous, not serious, light, entertaining, touching, offbeat, sweet, clever, melancholic, colourful ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: little people, mischievous children, friendship, child's point of view, lawyer, adventure, good versus evil, disorder, danger, rescue, eviction, real estate, greed, family, youth, friends, misfit, imaginary, curses spells and rituals, escapades, rivalry, fish out of water, young heroes, save the day, miniature person ...
Place: england, london

Most similar movies to The Borrowers

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, feel good, semi serious and entertaining films with plots about family, adventure, children, friendship, fantasy world, youth and disorder mostly in Family, Fantasy and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Borrowers: Jumanji (1995), Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989), Pan (2015), The Indian in the Cupboard (1995), Stuart Little (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Borrowers (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, South Africa
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Family adventure based on Mary Norton's classic children's books about a race of tiny people who live under the floorboards, resourcefully surviving by borrowing bits and pieces from the large residents who dwell above. After being ...
Style: touching, humorous, not serious
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: little people, adventure, fish out of water, youth, eviction, parents and children, misfit, escapades, family relations, disorder, imaginary, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.0
 325K
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, offbeat, light ...
Audience: family outing, teens, pre-teens, kids, horror for children
Plot: fantasy world, adventure, board game, jungle, mischievous children, childhood, parallel world, getting home, disappearance, magic, danger, young heroes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 19th century, 60s, year 1995 ...
Place: usa, new hampshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Mexico
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, exciting, intense, humorous, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: adventure, youth, parents and children, genetically altered, inventor, experiment gone awry, shrinking, family relations, laser, fish out of water, home alone, survival ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.7
 62K
Pan (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK, Australia
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Living a bleak existence at a London orphanage, 12-year-old Peter finds himself whisked away to the fantastical world of Neverland. Adventure awaits as he meets new friend James Hook and the warrior Tiger Lily. They must band together to save ...
Style: fairy tale, visually appealing, stylized, exciting, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: fantasy world, orphan, magic, pirate, child protagonist, heroes, adventure, flying, imaginary kingdom, young heroes, mischievous children, danger ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 18th century, future
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, toy comes to life, adventure, family, toys, escapades, supernatural ability, danger, parents and children, toy soldier, parallel world, coming of age ...
Time: 18th century
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.9
 130K
Stuart Little (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The adventures of a heroic and debonair stalwart mouse named Stuart Little with human qualities, who faces some comic misadventures while searching for his lost bird friend and living with a human family as their child.
Style: humorous, feel good, entertaining, light, touching ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers, teens ...
Plot: mouse, adoption, cat, adventure, kidnapping, anthropomorphic mouse, orphan, friendship, mischievous children, fish out of water, orphanage, chase ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Little Monsters (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young boy is scared of the monster under his bed. He asks his 6th grade brother to swap rooms for the night as a bet that the monster really exists. Soon the brother becomes friends with the monster and discovers a whole new world of fun and games ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, light, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, horror for children, pre-teens, family outing, teens
Plot: friendship, monster, young heroes, family, adventure, mischievous children, fish out of water, curses spells and rituals, supernatural ability, imaginary, best friends, child as adult ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.9
 139K
Matilda (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An extraordinarily intelligent young girl from a cruel and uncaring family discovers she possesses telekinetic powers and is sent off to a school headed by a tyrannical principal.
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, fairy tale, offbeat ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night, teens
Plot: school, telekinesis, child abuse, eccentric family, young heroes, supernatural ability, adventure, teachers and students, parents and children, little girl, child prodigy, mischievous children ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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, semi serious, feel good, entertaining, stylized ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: imaginary kingdom, family relations, talking cat, adventure, rescue, friendship, fish out of water, danger, goofy hero, disorder, youth, getting home ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Flintstones (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Modern Stone Age family the Flintstones hit the big screen in this live-action version of the classic cartoon. Fred helps Barney adopt a child. Barney sees an opportunity to repay him when Slate Mining tests its employees to find a new executive. ...
Style: humorous, feel good, offbeat, not serious, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, girls' night
Plot: caveman, dinosaur, friendship, family life, family relations, cavemen, best friend, family, adoption, workplace, buddies, eccentric family ...
Time: prehistory, stone age, prehistoric times, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Thomas and the Magic Railroad (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Mr. Conductor's supply of magic gold dust, which allows him to travel between Shining Time and Thomas's island, is critically low. Unfortunately, he doesn't know how to get more. Meanwhile, Thomas is fending off attacks by the nasty ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, entertaining, brutal, whimsical ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: train, friendship, rescue, family, adventure, family life, heroic mission, parents and children, good versus evil, young heroes, rivalry, adventurer ...
Time: contemporary, 1990s, 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: america, toronto ontario canada, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Horrid Henry: The Movie (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When Henry fails yet again to hand in his homework for the umpteenth time, he has no idea that this will set off a chain of events which will see him forming an unlikely alliance with Moody Margaret, the infuriating girl next door, and his ...
Style: humorous, not serious, entertaining, light, realistic
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: mischievous children, young heroes, youth, friendship, parents and children, teachers and students, family life, disorder, friends, yo yo, power relations, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: Sweden, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After her father's ship is carried off by a sudden storm, the spunky Pippi Longstocking is stranded with her horse, Alfonso,and her pet monkey, Mr. Neilson, and takes up residence in the old family home, which is thought by neighborhood ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, melancholic, light, talky ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night, teens
Plot: little girl, adventure, family relations, family, friendship, rescue, imaginary, young heroes, superhuman powers, siblings relations, disorder, mischievous children ...
Time: 80s
Place: florida, usa, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Five Children and It (2004)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: France, UK, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A Psammead is 'It', an ancient, irritable, ugly sand fairy, which five children find one day in a gravel pit. As a reward for finding him, It grants the children one wish a day, the results of which will last until sunset.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, entertaining, offbeat ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: wish fulfillment, adventure, heroes, young heroes, mischievous children, youth, disorder, rivalry, supernatural, danger, parents and children, fish out of water ...
Time: year 1917, 1910s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 4.4
 8K
Pinocchio (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Italy
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Roberto Benigni adapts the classic children's tale by Carlo Collodi for the big-budget family-oriented comedy Pinocchio.
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, fairy tale, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: adventurer, fish out of water, mischievous children, obsessive quest, young heroes, misfit, teaching the ways of the world, parents and children, friendship, escapades, rescue, disorder ...
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.8
 244K
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, exciting, stylized, entertaining ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: fairy, childhood, adventure, duel, kidnapping, pirate, good versus evil, rescue, self discovery, heroic mission, imaginary kingdom, family ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: london, england, big ben london
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Kids of the Round Table (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Set in modern times, Alex finds King Arthur's sword Excalibur and must prove himself worthy of it.
Style: humorous, stylized, semi serious, offbeat, feel good ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: good versus evil, time travel, adventure, child protagonist, heroic mission, mischievous children, wizards and magicians, battles, curses spells and rituals, legends and myths, escapades, magic ...
Time: middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Barney's Great Adventure (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Mom and dad dump son Cody, daughter Abby, her best friend Marcella and a baby on the farm with Grandpa and Grandma. Purple dinosaur Barney soon appears to entertain kids, and when a large colorful egg deposited on a farm by a shooting star is ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, sweet, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, toddlers, family outing
Plot: adventure, family, chase, imaginary kingdom, countryside, fish out of water, heroes, misfit, danger, youth, escapades, young heroes ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Kids World (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, New Zealand
Duration: 93 min.
Story: What would you wish for if you were eleven and could have anything in the world? Your parents don't understand you. Your teenage brother is constantly getting you in trouble...for things he did! You're in love with the twelve-year-old girl ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, suspense
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, teenage life, experiment gone awry, child as adult, young heroes, adventure, mischievous children, disorder, best friends, rescue, danger, youth ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Gnome-Mobile (1967)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An eccentric millionaire and his grandchildren are embroiled in the plights of some forest gnomes who are searching for the rest of their tribe. While helping them, the millionaire is suspected of being crazy because he's seeing gnomes! ...
Style: humorous, touching, feel good, semi serious, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: car chase, mental institution, kidnapping, family, adventure, chase, magic, good versus evil, show tunes, friends, family relations, disorder ...
Place: california, usa, san francisco, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Little Vampire (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany, Netherlands, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Based on the popular books, the story tells of Tony who wants a friend to add some adventure to his life. What he gets is Rudolph, a vampire kid with a good appetite. The two end up inseparable, but their fun is cut short when all the hopes of the ...
Style: feel good, humorous, entertaining, melancholic, offbeat ...
Audience: family outing, kids, horror for children, pre-teens, teens
Plot: vampire, friendship, imaginary, family, vampire hunter, siblings relations, small town life, child protagonist, boy, supernatural, adventure, heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Master of Disguise (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A sweet-natured Italian waiter named Pistachio Disguisey at his father Fabbrizio's restaurant, who happens to be a member of a family with supernatural skills of disguise. But moments later the patriarch of the Disguisey family is kidnapped ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, melancholic, parody ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: adventure, kidnapping, family, heroic mission, supernatural, rescue, supernatural ability, danger, confined, master villain, disorder, farce ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Mr. Toad's Wild Ride (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Jailed for his reckless driving, rambunctious Mr. Toad has to escape from prison when his beloved Toad Hall comes under threat from the wily weasels, who plan to build a dog food factory on the very meadow sold to them by Toad himself. This ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, fable, witty ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: mole, family, adventure, friendship, rescue, goofy hero, escapades, misfit, danger, show tunes, factory, fish out of water ...
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Doctor Proctor's Fart Powder (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: Norway, Germany
Duration: 85 min.
Story: By helping Doctor Proctor getting recognition for his amazing invention in a world quite different from ours, two lonely children gets help to stand on their own two feet.
Style: not serious, humorous, captivating, entertaining, light
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: rivalry, friendship, imaginary, inventions and discoveries, mad scientist, youth, good versus evil, disorder, adventure, family relations, silly humor, best friends ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Zeus and Roxanne (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Mary Beth is a marine biologist that gets annoyed when a dog called Zeus stows aboard her research boat. Nevertheless she is intrigued when the intrusive canine makes best-friends with her captive dolphin, Roxanne. She falls in love with Zeus's ...
Style: feel good, touching, sweet, melancholic, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night, teens
Plot: dog, dolphins, friendship, adventure, rescue, opposites attract, single parent, family, odd couple, daring rescue, young heroes, youth ...
Place: bahamas
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Sherlock: Undercover Dog (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Billy, 10, a dreamer, wants to be taken seriously so he can live with his toy-designer father on Catalina Island. Billy's plans get seriously spoilt when Sherlock, a talking police dog, demands his help to rescue his police detective handler ...
Style: feel good, offbeat, humorous, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: escapades, young heroes, daring rescue, partners, rescue, heroes, pets, crimes, odd couple, family, mischievous children, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Neverending Story III (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young boy must restore order when a group of bullies steal the magical book that acts as a portal between Earth and the imaginary world of Fantasia.
Style: feel good, offbeat, stylized, semi serious, cult film ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: magic, good versus evil, imaginary kingdom, family, fantasy world, adventure, book, youth, heroes, escapades, friendship, heroic mission ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Alice in Wonderland (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Alice follows a white rabbit down a rabbit-hole into a whimsical Wonderland, where she meets characters like the delightful Cheshire Cat, the clumsy White Knight, a rude caterpillar, and the hot-tempered Queen of Hearts and can grow ten feet tall or ...
Style: semi serious, touching, feel good, humorous
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: parallel world, tea party, rabbit, young heroes, escapades, pets, imaginary, friendship, fish out of water, curses spells and rituals, imaginary kingdom, wish come true ...
Time: victorian era
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Elmo loves his fuzzy, blue blanket, and would never let anything happen to it. However, a tug-of-war with his friend Zoe sends his blanket to a faraway land, and Elmo in hot pursuit. Facing life without his cherished blanket, Elmo musters all of his ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, sentimental, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: rescue, puppet, family, puppets, adventure, friendship, partners, heroic mission, fish out of water, imaginary kingdom, friends, disorder ...
Place: sesame street
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Mio in the Land of Faraway (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Sweden, Soviet Union, Norway
Duration: 99 min.
Story: They're two best friends, a million miles from home. On an incredible adventure, beyond the boundaries of space and time. A fantasy about a lonely boy who is transferred from his dull life with his adoptive parents to the land where his real ...
Style: entertaining, light, captivating, exciting, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, adventure, good versus evil, friendship, knight, danger, supernatural, heroes, parallel world, rivalry, hopes, daring rescue ...
Place: eastern europe, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%