Movies like The Bfg 1987

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 have soon become breakfast. When Sophie hears that the giants are flush-bunking off to England to swollomp a few nice little chiddlers, she decides she must stop them once and for all. And the BFG is going to help her!

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1 Anastasia 1997

This animated adventure retells the story of the lost daughter of Russia's last czar. The evil Rasputin places a curse on the Romanov family, and Anastasia and her grandmother, Empress Maria, get separated. After growing up in an orphanage, Anastasia encounters two Russian men seeking a reward offered by Empress Maria for the return of her granddaughter. The trio travels to Paris, where they find that the empress has grown skeptical of imposters.

Genres:

Animation, Family

Directors:

Don Bluth, Gary Goldman

Writers:

Susan Gauthier (screenplay), Bruce Graham (screenplay) | 3 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
7.1

2 Peter Pan 2003

In stifling Edwardian London, Wendy Darling mesmerizes her brothers every night with bedtime tales of swordplay, swashbuckling and the fearsome Captain Hook. But the children become the heroes of an even greater story, when Peter Pan flies into their nursery one night and leads them over moonlit rooftops through a galaxy of stars and to the lush jungles of Neverland.

Genres:

Adventure, Fantasy, Family

Director:

P.J. Hogan

Writers:

J.M. Barrie (play), P.J. Hogan (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

United Kingdom, United States of America
6.8

3 Romeo And Juliet 1968

Director Franco Zeffirelli's beloved version of one of the most well-known love stories in the English language. Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet fall in love against the wishes of their feuding families. Driven by their passion, the young lovers defy their destiny and elope, only to suffer the ultimate tragedy.

Genres:

Drama, Romance

Director:

Franco Zeffirelli

Writers:

William Shakespeare (play), Franco Brusati (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

Countries:

Italy, United Kingdom
7.6

4 Matilda 1996

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.

Genres:

Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Director:

Danny DeVito

Writers:

Roald Dahl (book), Nicholas Kazan (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
6.9

5 A Fish Tale 2000

Three children accidentally get turned into fish after drinking a potion made by an eccentric scientist. The kids end up in the sea, with one problem. They must find and drink the antidote within 48 hours, or forever remain as fish.

Genres:

Adventure, Animation, Comedy

Writers:

Tracy J. Brown (additional dialogue and scenario) (as Tracy Brown), Stefan Fjeldmark (original story) | 4 more credits »

Countries:

Denmark, Ireland, Germany
5.9

6 Ducktales The Movie: Treasure Of The Lost Lamp 1990

With his nephews and niece, everyone's favorite rich uncle, Scrooge McDuck, treks from his mansion home in Duckburg in search of the long-lost loot of the thief Collie Baba. But finding the goods isn't quite what it's "quacked" up to be! Their thrilling adventure leads to comical chaos, magical mayhem, and a lesson about what is far more valuable than money, gold and jewels.

Genres:

Adventure, Animation, Family, Comedy, Fantasy

Director:

Bob Hathcock

Writer:

Alan Burnett (animation screenplay)

Country:

France
6.9

7 Home On The Range 2004

When a greedy outlaw schemes to take possession of the "Patch Of Heaven" dairy farm, three determined cows, a karate-kicking stallion and a colorful corral of critters join forces to save their home. The stakes are sky-high as this unlikely animal alliance risk their hides and match wits with a mysterious band of bad guys.

Genres:

Animation, Family

Directors:

Will Finn, John Sanford

Country:

United States of America
5.3

8 Bambi 1942

Bambi's tale unfolds from season to season as the young prince of the forest learns about life, love, and friends.

Genres:

Animation, Drama, Family

Directors:

James Algar, Samuel Armstrong (as Sam Armstrong) | 7 more credits »

Writers:

Felix Salten (from the story by), Perce Pearce (story direction) | 6 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
7.3

9 Pooh's Heffalump Movie 2005

Who or what exactly is a Heffalump? The lovable residents of the Hundred Acre Wood -- Winnie the Pooh, Rabbit, Tigger, Eeyore, Kanga and the rest of the pack -- embark on a journey of discovery in search of the elusive Heffalump. But as is always the case, this unusual road trip opens their eyes to so much more than just the creature they're seeking.

Genres:

Animation, Family, Comedy, Fantasy

Director:

Frank Nissen

Writers:

Brian Hohlfeld (screenplay), Evan Spiliotopoulos (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
6.4

10 The Borrowers 1997

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.

Genres:

Adventure, Fantasy, Action, Comedy, Family

Director:

Peter Hewitt

Writers:

Mary Norton (novels), Gavin Scott (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

United Kingdom, United States of America
5.9

11 The Flight Of Dragons 1982

The realm of magic is being threatened by the realm of logic, so Carolinus, the green wizard decides to shield it for all time. Ommadon, the evil red wizard, stands in his way. Carolinus then calls for a quest that is to be led by a man named Peter Dickinson, who is the first man of both the realms of science and magic. It is Peter's job to defeat Ommadon.

Genres:

Animation, Fantasy, Family

Writers:

Romeo Muller (screenplay by), Peter Dickinson (book) | 3 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
7.7

12 The Neverending Story II: The Next Chapter 1990

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.

Genres:

Drama, Family, Fantasy, Adventure

Director:

George Miller

Writers:

Karin Howard (screenplay), Michael Ende (based on the novel "The Neverending Story" by)

Countries:

Germany, United States of America
5.2

13 Pete's Dragon 1977

Pete, a young orphan, runs away to a Maine fishing town with his best friend a lovable, sometimes invisible dragon named Elliott! When they are taken in by a kind lighthouse keeper, Nora, and her father, Elliott's prank playing lands them in big trouble. Then, when crooked salesmen try to capture Elliott for their own gain, Pete must attempt a daring rescue.

Genres:

Fantasy, Animation, Comedy, Family

Directors:

Don Chaffey, Don Bluth (uncredited)

Writers:

Malcolm Marmorstein (screenplay), Seton I. Miller (story) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
6.4

14 Beauty And The Beast: The Enchanted Christmas 1997

Astonished to find the Beast has a deep-seeded hatred for the Christmas season, Belle endeavors to change his mind on the matter.

Genres:

Animation, Family, Fantasy

Director:

Andrew Knight (as Andy Knight)

Countries:

Canada, United States of America
6.1

15 Mickey's Christmas Carol 1983

It is an adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic A Christmas Carol, featuring Scrooge McDuck as his namesake and inspiration Ebenezer Scrooge and Mickey Mouse as Bob Cratchit. This film was based on a 1972 audio musical entitled Disney's A Christmas Carol. It is a twenty-four minute animated short film produced by Walt Disney Productions as an accompaniment to a re-release of The Rescuers.

Genres:

Family, Animation

Directors:

Burny Mattinson, Richard Rich (uncredited)

Writers:

Charles Dickens (based on the book: "A Christmas Carol" by), Burny Mattinson (story adaptation) | 5 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
8

16 Animal Farm 1954

A successful farmyard revolution by the resident animals vs. the farmer goes horribly wrong when corrupt pigs hijack it for their personal gain.

Genres:

Animation, Drama

Writers:

George Orwell (based on a story by), Lothar Wolff (story development) | 4 more credits »

Country:

United Kingdom
7.2

17 Front Of The Class 2008

"Front of the Class" is based on the true story of Brad Cohen -- played in the movie by Jimmy Wolk -- who, after being challenged by Tourette's syndrome from a very young age, defies all odds to become a gifted teacher

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Peter Werner

Writers:

Thomas Rickman (as Tom Rickman), Brad Cohen (book) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
8.1

18 African Cats 2011

African Cats captures the real-life love, humor and determination of the majestic kings of the savanna. The story features Mara, an endearing lion cub who strives to grow up with her mother’s strength, spirit and wisdom; Sita, a fearless cheetah and single mother of five mischievous newborns; and Fang, a proud leader of the pride who must defend his family from a once banished lion.

Genres:

Documentary, Adventure

Directors:

Keith Scholey, Alastair Fothergill (co-director)

Writers:

Keith Scholey (narration written by), John Truby (narration written by) | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
7.6

19 Babe 1995

Babe is a little pig who doesn't quite know his place in the world. With a bunch of odd friends, like Ferdinand the duck who thinks he is a rooster and Fly the dog he calls mom, Babe realizes that he has the makings to become the greatest sheep pig of all time, and Farmer Hogget knows it. With the help of the sheep dogs Babe learns that a pig can be anything that he wants to be.

Genres:

Fantasy, Drama, Comedy, Family

Director:

Chris Noonan

Writers:

Dick King-Smith (novel), George Miller (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

Australia, United States of America
6.7

20 Watership Down 1978

When the warren belonging to a community of rabbits is threatened, a brave group led by Fiver, Bigwig, Blackberry and Hazel leave their homeland in a search of a safe new haven.

Genres:

Adventure, Animation, Drama

Directors:

Martin Rosen, John Hubley (uncredited)

Writers:

Richard Adams (novel), Martin Rosen

Country:

United Kingdom
7.6

21 Fluke 1995

Workaholic Thomas Johnson dies in an auto accident and comes back to life as a dog. Remembering some of who he was, he returns to his wife and son to protect them from the man who caused his accident. But, as time goes by, he remembers more of his life, and realizes he wasn't such a good husband and father.

Genres:

Drama, Adventure, Family

Director:

Carlo Carlei

Writers:

James Herbert (novel), Carlo Carlei (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
6.7

22 Labyrinth 1986

When teen Sarah is forced to babysit Toby, her baby stepbrother, she summons Jareth the Goblin King to take him away. When he is actually kidnapped, Sarah is given just thirteen hours to solve a labyrinth and rescue him.

Genres:

Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Director:

Jim Henson

Writers:

Dennis Lee (story by), Jim Henson (story by) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

United Kingdom, United States of America
7.4

23 Three Nuts For Cinderella 1973

Tři oříšky pro Popelku (German: Drei Haselnüsse für Aschenbrödel), also known as Three Wishes for Cinderella and broadcast in the UK under the title Three Gifts for Cinderella) is a Czechoslovak/East German fairy-tale film from 1973.

It was directed by Václav Vorlíček in co-production between DEFA-Studio für Spielfilme and Barrandov Studios. The story was based on a fairy tale written by Božena Němcová (a Bohemian variation of the classic Cinderella fairytale).

The film had its international premiere in East Berlin in 1973 and is until today a popular Christmas holiday film in many European countries.

Cinderella's stepmother has the village in a frenzy preparing for the arrival of the king and queen, who will be stopping en route to their nearby castle. Cinderella takes the blame for a kitchen boy's accident, prompting her stepmother to berate her as well as her late father. The angered Cinderella snaps back at her, for which she is punished by having to separate lentils and ashes mixed together in a bucket. As she settles down to work, her friends, a flock of white doves, come in to separate the mixture for her. Freed of her punishment, Cinderella visits the stable to see her white horse, which she used to ride in the forest with her father as they hunted with crossbows. A lookout cries that the royal party approaches and everyone gathers to greet them, except Cinderella, who is forbidden to attend as the Stepmother wants to showcase her own less attractive daughter, Dora, since the Prince is expected to marry soon.

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24 The Fox And The Child 2007

A young girl of about 10 years lives in a solitary peasant's house on the edge of the jurassic mountains in the East of France. One day in autumn, when she is on her way to school through the forest, she observes a hunting fox. Of course, the fox flees from her, but the girl feels a strong desire to meet the fox again.

Genres:

Adventure, Family

Director:

Luc Jacquet

Country:

France
6.9