Movies like The Black Cauldron 1985

Taran is an assistant pigkeeper with boyish dreams of becoming a great warrior. However, he has to put the daydreaming aside when his charge, an oracular pig named Hen Wen, is kidnapped by an evil lord known as the Horned King. The villain hopes Hen will show him the way to The Black Cauldron, which has the power to create a giant army of unstoppable soldiers.

If you already watched and love The Black Cauldron, you will love these. Below is the list of movies similar to The Black Cauldron.

1 The Sword In The Stone 1963

Wart is a young boy who aspires to be a knight's squire. On a hunting trip he falls in on Merlin, a powerful but amnesiac wizard who has plans for him beyond mere squiredom. He starts by trying to give him an education, believing that once one has an education, one can go anywhere. Needless to say, it doesn't quite work out that way.

Genres:

Animation, Family

Directors:

Wolfgang Reitherman, Clyde Geronimi (uncredited) | 1 more credit »

Writers:

Bill Peet (story), T.H. White (based on the book by)

Country:

United States of America
7.2

2 All Dogs Go To Heaven 1989

When a casino owning dog named Charlie is murdered by his rival Carface, he finds himself in Heaven basically by default since all dogs go to heaven. However, since he wants to get back at his killer, he cons his way back to the living with the warning that doing that damns him to Hell. Once back, he teams with his old partner, Itchy to prep his retaliation. He also stumbles on to an orphan girl who can talk to the animals, thus allowing him to get the inside info on the races to ensure his wins to finance his plans. However, all the while, he is still haunted by nightmares on what's waiting for him on the other side unless he can prove that he is worthy of Heaven again.

Genres:

Drama, Animation, Family, Comedy, Fantasy

Directors:

Don Bluth, Gary Goldman (co-director) | 1 more credit »

Writers:

Don Bluth (story), Ken Cromar (story) | 9 more credits »

Countries:

Ireland, United Kingdom, United States of America
6.8

3 The Brave Little Toaster 1987

A group of dated appliances find themselves stranded in a summer home that their family had just sold decide to, a la The Incredible Journey, seek their young 8 year old "master". Children's film which on the surface is a frivolous fantasy, but with a dark subtext of abandonment, obsolescence, and loneliness.

Genres:

Fantasy, Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Music

Director:

Jerry Rees

Writers:

Thomas M. Disch (based on the novella by), Jerry Rees (screenplay by) | 4 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
7.3

4 Ferngully: The Last Rainforest 1992

When a sprite named Crysta shrinks a human boy, Zak, down to her size, he vows to help the magical fairy folk stop a greedy logging company from destroying their home: the pristine rainforest known as FernGully. Zak and his new friends fight to defend FernGully from lumberjacks — and the vengeful spirit they accidentally unleash after chopping down a magic tree.

Genres:

Fantasy, Animation, Family, Adventure

Director:

Bill Kroyer

Writers:

Jim Cox (screenplay), Diana Young (original stories)

Countries:

Australia, United States of America
6.5

5 The Land Before Time 1988

An orphaned brontosaurus named Littlefoot sets off in search of the legendary Great Valley. A land of lush vegetation where the dinosaurs can thrive and live in peace. Along the way he meets four other young dinosaurs, each one a different species, and they encounter several obstacles as they learn to work together in order to survive.

Genres:

Animation, Adventure, Family

Director:

Don Bluth

Writers:

Stu Krieger (screenplay), Judy Freudberg (story) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

Ireland, United States of America
7.4

6 An American Tail 1986

A young mouse named Fievel and his family decide to migrate to America, a "land without cats," at the turn of the 20th century. But somehow, Fievel ends up in the New World alone and must fend off not only the felines he never thought he'd have to deal with again but also the loneliness of being away from home.

Genres:

Drama, Family, Animation, Adventure, Music

Director:

Don Bluth

Writers:

Judy Freudberg (screenplay), Tony Geiss (screenplay) | 3 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6.9

7 The Rescuers Down Under 1990

A lawless poacher wants to capture a majestic and rare golden eagle, so he kidnaps the boy who knows where to find the bird. Not to worry -- the Rescue Aid Society's top agents, heroic mice Miss Bianca and Bernard, fly to Australia to save the day. Accompanying the fearless duo are bumbling albatross Wilbur and local field operative Jake the Kangaroo Rat.

Genres:

Adventure, Animation, Family, Fantasy

Writers:

Jim Cox (animation screenplay by), Karey Kirkpatrick (animation screenplay by) | 4 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6.9

8 The Great Mouse Detective 1986

When the diabolical Professor Ratigan kidnaps London's master toymaker, the brilliant master of disguise Basil of Baker Street and his trusted sidekick Dawson try to elude the ultimate trap and foil the perfect crime.

Genres:

Animation, Family, Adventure, Mystery

Writers:

Peter Young (story adapted by) (as Pete Young), Vance Gerry (story adapted by) | 10 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
7.2

9 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

10 The Fox And The Hound 1981

When a feisty little fox named Tod is adopted into a farm family, he quickly becomes friends with a fun and adorable hound puppy named Copper. Life is full of hilarious adventures until Copper is expected to take on his role as a hunting dog -- and the object of his search is his best friend!

Genres:

Adventure, Animation, Drama, Family

Writers:

Daniel P. Mannix (based on the book by), Larry Clemmons (story) | 7 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
7.3

11 The Rescuers 1977

What can two little mice possibly do to save an orphan girl who's fallen into evil hands? With a little cooperation and faith in oneself, anything is possible! As members of the mouse-run International Rescue Aid Society, Bernard and Miss Bianca respond to orphan Penny's call for help. The two mice search for clues with the help of an old cat named Rufus.

Genres:

Fantasy, Family, Animation, Adventure

Writers:

Margery Sharp (suggested by "The Rescuers" and "Miss Bianca" by), Larry Clemmons (story) | 8 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6.9

12 Treasure Planet 2002

When space galleon cabin boy Jim Hawkins discovers a map to an intergalactic "loot of a thousand worlds," a cyborg cook named John Silver teaches him to battle supernovas and space storms. But, soon, Jim realizes Silver is a pirate intent on mutiny!

Genres:

Adventure, Animation, Family, Fantasy, Science Fiction

Writers:

Robert Louis Stevenson (based on the novel "Treasure Island" by), Ron Clements (screenplay by) | 6 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
7.2

13 The Road To El Dorado 2000

After a failed swindle, two con-men end up with a map to El Dorado, the fabled "city of gold," and an unintended trip to the New World. Much to their surprise, the map does lead the pair to the mythical city, where the startled inhabitants promptly begin to worship them as gods. The only question is, do they take the worshipful natives for all they're worth, or is there a bit more to El Dorado than riches?

Genres:

Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Action

Directors:

Bibo Bergeron (as Eric 'Bibo' Bergeron), Don Paul | 1 more credit »

Writers:

Terry Rossio (screenplay), Ted Elliott (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
6.9

14 The Secret Of Nimh 1982

A widowed field mouse must move her family -- including an ailing son -- to escape a farmer's plow. Aided by a crow and a pack of superintelligent, escaped lab rats, the brave mother struggles to transplant her home to firmer ground.

Genres:

Animation, Family, Fantasy, Adventure

Director:

Don Bluth

Writers:

Robert C. O'Brien (novel), Don Bluth (story adaptation) | 3 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
7.6

15 Balto 1995

An outcast half-wolf risks his life to prevent a deadly epidemic from ravaging Nome, Alaska.

Genres:

Animation, Adventure, Family

Director:

Simon Wells

Writers:

Cliff Ruby (screenplay), Elana Lesser (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
7.1

16 Brother Bear 2003

When an impulsive boy named Kenai is magically transformed into a bear, he must literally walk in another's footsteps until he learns some valuable life lessons. His courageous and often zany journey introduces him to a forest full of wildlife, including the lovable bear cub Koda, hilarious moose Rutt and Tuke, woolly mammoths and rambunctious rams.

Genres:

Adventure, Animation, Family

Directors:

Aaron Blaise (as Aarön Blaise), Robert Walker (as Röbert Walker)

Writers:

Tab Murphy (screenplay by), Lorne Cameron (screenplay by) (as Lörne Camerön) | 24 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6.8

17 Dumbo 1941

Dumbo is a baby elephant born with over-sized ears and a supreme lack of confidence. But thanks to his even more diminutive buddy Timothy the Mouse, the pint-sized pachyderm learns to surmount all obstacles.

Genres:

Animation, Family

Directors:

Samuel Armstrong (as Sam Armstrong), Norman Ferguson | 5 more credits »

Writers:

Joe Grant (screen story by), Dick Huemer (screen story by) | 6 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
7.2

18 Quest For Camelot 1998

During the times of King Arthur, Kayley is a brave girl who dreams of following her late father as a Knight of the Round Table. The evil Ruber wants to invade Camelot and take the throne of King Arthur, and Kayley has to stop him.

Genres:

Fantasy, Animation, Drama, Romance, Family

Director:

Frederik Du Chau

Writers:

Vera Chapman (novel), Kirk DeMicco (screenplay) (as Kirk De Micco) | 3 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6.3

19 The Prince Of Egypt 1998

This is the extraordinary tale of two brothers named Moses and Ramses, one born of royal blood, and one an orphan with a secret past. Growing up the best of friends, they share a strong bond of free-spirited youth and good-natured rivalry. But the truth will ultimately set them at odds, as one becomes the ruler of the most powerful empire on earth, and the other the chosen leader of his people! Their final confrontation will forever change their lives and the world.

Genres:

Adventure, Animation, Drama, Family, Music, Comedy

Writers:

Philip LaZebnik, Nicholas Meyer (additional screenplay material)

Country:

United States of America
7.1

20 The Hunchback Of Notre Dame 1996

When Quasimodo defies the evil Frollo and ventures out to the Festival of Fools, the cruel crowd jeers him. Rescued by fellow outcast the gypsy Esmeralda, Quasi soon finds himself battling to save the people and the city he loves.

Genres:

Drama, Animation, Family

Writers:

Tab Murphy (animation story by), Victor Hugo (from the novel "Notre Dame de Paris" by) | 24 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6.9

21 Sinbad: Legend Of The Seven Seas 2003

The sailor of legend is framed by the goddess Eris for the theft of the Book of Peace, and must travel to her realm at the end of the world to retrieve it and save the life of his childhood friend Prince Proteus.

Genres:

Family, Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Action

Writer:

John Logan (screenplay)

Country:

United States of America
6.7

22 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

23 Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey 1993

Remake of the popular Disney classic, this time featuring some well known voices as two dogs and a cat trek across America encountering all sorts of adventures in the quest to be reunited with their owners.

Genres:

Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family

Director:

Duwayne Dunham

Writers:

Sheila Burnford (novel), Caroline Thompson (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
6.9

24 Spirit: Stallion Of The Cimarron 2002

As a wild stallion travels across the frontiers of the Old West, he befriends a young human and finds true love with a mare.

Genres:

Western, Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Drama

Directors:

Kelly Asbury, Lorna Cook

Writers:

John Fusco (screenplay by), Michael Lucker (co-writer)

Country:

United States of America
7.1