Movies like James And The Giant Peach 1996

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.

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1 Atlantis: The Lost Empire 2001

The world's most highly qualified crew of archaeologists and explorers is led by historian Milo Thatch as they board the incredible 1,000-foot submarine Ulysses and head deep into the mysteries of the sea. The underwater expedition takes an unexpected turn when the team's mission must switch from exploring Atlantis to protecting it.

Genres:

Animation, Family, Adventure, Science Fiction

Writers:

Tab Murphy (screenplay by), Kirk Wise (story by) | 6 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6.9

2 The Aristocats 1970

When Madame Adelaide Bonfamille leaves her fortune to Duchess and her children—Bonfamille’s beloved family of cats—the butler plots to steal the money and kidnaps the legatees, leaving them out on a country road. All seems lost until the wily Thomas O’Malley Cat and his jazz-playing alley cats come to the aristocats’ rescue.

Genres:

Animation, Comedy, Family, Adventure

Writers:

Larry Clemmons (story), Vance Gerry (story) | 7 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
7.1

3 Who Framed Roger Rabbit 1988

'Toon star Roger is worried that his wife Jessica is playing pattycake with someone else, so the studio hires detective Eddie Valiant to snoop on her. But the stakes are quickly raised when Marvin Acme is found dead and Roger is the prime suspect.

Genres:

Fantasy, Animation, Comedy, Crime, Family

Directors:

Robert Zemeckis, Richard Williams (uncredited)

Writers:

Gary K. Wolf (novel), Jeffrey Price (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
7.7

4 The Nightmare Before Christmas 1993

Tired of scaring humans every October 31 with the same old bag of tricks, Jack Skellington, the spindly king of Halloween Town, kidnaps Santa Claus and plans to deliver shrunken heads and other ghoulish gifts to children on Christmas morning. But as Christmas approaches, Jack's rag-doll girlfriend, Sally, tries to foil his misguided plans.

Genres:

Fantasy, Animation, Family

Director:

Henry Selick

Writers:

Tim Burton (story and characters), Michael McDowell (adaptation) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
8

5 The Last Unicorn 1982

From a riddle-speaking butterfly, a unicorn learns that she is supposedly the last of her kind, all the others having been herded away by the Red Bull. The unicorn sets out to discover the truth behind the butterfly's words. She is eventually joined on her quest by Schmendrick, a second-rate magician, and Molly Grue, a now middle-aged woman who dreamed all her life of seeing a unicorn. Their journey leads them far from home, all the way to the castle of King Haggard.

Genres:

Fantasy, Animation, Family, Adventure

Writers:

Peter S. Beagle (screenplay), Peter S. Beagle (novel)

Countries:

Germany, United Kingdom, Japan, United States of America
7.5

6 The Neverending Story 1984

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 dragon named Falkor, must save Fantasia from the destruction of The Nothing.

Genres:

Drama, Family, Fantasy, Adventure

Director:

Wolfgang Petersen

Writers:

Wolfgang Petersen (screenplay by), Herman Weigel (screenplay by) | 2 more credits »

Country:

Germany
7.4

7 The Dark Crystal 1982

On another planet in the distant past, a Gelfling embarks on a quest to find the missing shard of a magical crystal and restore order to his world, before the grotesque race of Skeksis find and use the crystal for evil.

Genres:

Fantasy, Adventure, Family, Animation

Directors:

Jim Henson, Frank Oz

Writers:

David Odell (screenplay), Jim Henson (story)

Countries:

United Kingdom, United States of America
7.2

8 Return To Oz 1985

Dorothy, saved from a psychiatric experiment by a mysterious girl, finds herself back in the land of her dreams, and makes delightful new friends, and dangerous new enemies.

Genres:

Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Director:

Walter Murch

Writers:

Walter Murch (screenplay), Gill Dennis (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

United Kingdom, United States of America
6.7

9 Lemony Snicket's A Series Of Unfortunate Events 2004

Three wealthy children's parents are killed in a fire. When they are sent to a distant relative, they find out that he is plotting to kill them and seize their fortune. This movie is extremely alarming, an expression which here means "a thrilling misadventure involving three ingenious orphans and a villainous actor named Count Olaf (Jim Carrey) who wants their enormous fortune." It includes a suspicious fire, delicious pasta, Jim Carrey, poorly behaved looches, Billy Connolly, an incredibly deadly viper, Meryl Streep, and the voice of an imposter named Jude Law.

Genres:

Adventure, Comedy, Family

Director:

Brad Silberling

Writers:

Robert Gordon (screenplay), Daniel Handler (books) (as Lemony Snicket)

Countries:

Germany, United States of America
6.8

10 Corpse Bride 2005

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 living.

Genres:

Romance, Fantasy, Animation

Directors:

Tim Burton, Mike Johnson

Writers:

Tim Burton (characters), Carlos Grangel (characters) | 3 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
7.3

11 Charlie And The Chocolate Factory 2005

A young boy wins a tour through the most magnificent chocolate factory in the world, led by the world's most unusual candy maker.

Genres:

Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Music

Director:

Tim Burton

Writers:

Roald Dahl (book), John August (screenplay)

Countries:

Australia, United Kingdom, United States of America
6.6

12 The Rocky Horror Picture Show 1975

Sweethearts Brad and Janet, stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a transvestite scientist. As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters, including a rocking biker and a creepy butler. Through elaborate dances and rock songs, Frank-N-Furter unveils his latest creation: a muscular man named 'Rocky'.

Genres:

Comedy, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror

Director:

Jim Sharman

Writers:

Richard O'Brien (original musical play), Jim Sharman (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

United Kingdom, United States of America
7.4

13 Cry-Baby 1990

A prim and proper schoolgirl goes against her grandmother's wishes when she dates a motorcycle-riding juvenile delinquent.

Genres:

Comedy, Music, Romance

Director:

John Waters

Writer:

John Waters

Country:

United States of America
6.5

14 Little Shop Of Horrors 1986

Seymour Krelborn is a nerdy orphan working at Mushnik's, a flower shop in urban Skid Row. He harbors a crush on fellow co-worker Audrey Fulquard, and is berated by Mr. Mushnik daily. One day as Seymour is seeking a new mysterious plant, he finds a very mysterious unidentified plant which he calls Audrey II. The plant seems to have a craving for blood and soon begins to sing for his supper.

Genres:

Horror, Comedy

Director:

Frank Oz

Writers:

Howard Ashman (screenplay by), Howard Ashman (based on the musical play "Little Shop of Horrors") | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
7

15 Addams Family Values 1993

Siblings Wednesday and Pugsley Addams will stop at nothing to get rid of Pubert, the new baby boy adored by parents Gomez and Morticia. Things go from bad to worse when the new "black widow" nanny, Debbie Jellinsky, launches her plan to add Fester to her collection of dead husbands.

Genres:

Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Director:

Barry Sonnenfeld

Writers:

Charles Addams (characters), Paul Rudnick

Country:

United States of America
6.7

16 Beetlejuice 1988

Thanks to an untimely demise via drowning, a young couple end up as poltergeists in their New England farmhouse, where they fail to meet the challenge of scaring away the insufferable new owners, who want to make drastic changes. In desperation, the undead newlyweds turn to an expert frightmeister, but he's got a diabolical agenda of his own.

Genres:

Fantasy, Comedy

Director:

Tim Burton

Writers:

Michael McDowell (story), Larry Wilson (story) | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
7.5

17 Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory 1971

Eccentric candy man Willy Wonka prompts a worldwide frenzy when he announces that golden tickets hidden inside five of his delicious candy bars will admit their lucky holders into his top-secret confectionary. But does Wonka have an agenda hidden amid a world of Oompa Loompas and chocolate rivers?

Genres:

Family, Fantasy, Comedy

Director:

Mel Stuart

Writers:

Roald Dahl (screenplay), Roald Dahl (book)

Country:

United States of America
7.8

18 The Addams Family 1991

When an evil doctor finds out Uncle Fester has been missing for 25 years, he introduces a fake Fester in an attempt to get the Addams family's money. Wednesday has some doubts about the new uncle Fester, but the fake uncle adapts very well to the strange family.

Genres:

Comedy, Fantasy

Director:

Barry Sonnenfeld

Writers:

Charles Addams (characters), Caroline Thompson | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
6.9

19 The Brothers Grimm 2005

Folklore collectors and con artists, Jake and Will Grimm, travel from village to village pretending to protect townsfolk from enchanted creatures and performing exorcisms. However, they are put to the test when they encounter a real magical curse in a haunted forest with real magical beings, requiring genuine courage.

Genres:

Adventure, Fantasy, Action, Comedy, Thriller

Director:

Terry Gilliam

Writer:

Ehren Kruger

Countries:

Czech Republic, United Kingdom, United States of America
5.9

20 Sleepy Hollow 1999

New York detective Ichabod Crane is sent to Sleepy Hollow to investigate a series of mysterious deaths in which the victims are found beheaded. But the locals believe the culprit to be none other than the ghost of the legendary Headless Horseman.

Genres:

Drama, Fantasy, Thriller, Mystery, Horror

Director:

Tim Burton

Writers:

Washington Irving (story "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow"), Kevin Yagher (screen story) | 2 more credits »

Countries:

Germany, United States of America
7.3

21 Coraline 2009

When Coraline moves to an old house, she feels bored and neglected by her parents. She finds a hidden door with a bricked up passage. During the night, she crosses the passage and finds a parallel world where everybody has buttons instead of eyes, with caring parents and all her dreams coming true. When the Other Mother invites Coraline to stay in her world forever, the girl refuses and finds that the alternate reality where she is trapped is only a trick to lure her.

Genres:

Animation, Family

Director:

Henry Selick

Writers:

Henry Selick (screenplay), Neil Gaiman (book)

Country:

United States of America
7.7

22 Edward Scissorhands 1990

A small suburban town receives a visit from a castaway unfinished science experiment named Edward.

Genres:

Fantasy, Drama, Romance

Director:

Tim Burton

Writers:

Tim Burton (story), Caroline Thompson (story) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
7.9

23 Mirrormask 2005

In a fantasy world of opposing kingdoms, a 15-year old girl must find the fabled MirrorMask in order to save the kingdom and get home

Genres:

Fantasy, Drama

Director:

Dave McKean

Writers:

Neil Gaiman (story), Dave McKean (story) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

United Kingdom, United States of America
6.8

24 Repo! The Genetic Opera 2008

By the year 2056, an epidemic of organ failures has devastated the planet. The megacorporation GeneCo provides organ transplants on a payment plan - and those who can’t fulfill their plans have their organs repossessed. In the midst of this, a sickly teenager discovers a shocking secret about herself, her father, and their connection to GeneCo.

Genres:

Horror, Music, Science Fiction

Writers:

Darren Smith (screenplay), Terrance Zdunich (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6.6