Movies like The Iron Giant 1999

In the small town of Rockwell, Maine in October 1957, a giant metal machine befriends a nine-year-old boy and ultimately finds its humanity by unselfishly saving people from their own fears and prejudices.

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

1 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

2 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

3 The Emperor's New Groove 2000

Kuzco is a self-centered emperor who summons Pacha from a village and to tell him that his home will be destroyed to make room for Kuzco's new summer home. Kuzco's advisor, Yzma, tries to poison Kuzco and accidentally turns him into a llama, who accidentally ends up in Pacha's village. Pacha offers to help Kuzco if he doesn't destroy his house, and so they form an unlikely partnership.

Genres:

Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Director:

Mark Dindal

Writers:

Chris Williams (story by), Mark Dindal (story by) | 9 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
7.3

4 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

5 Lilo & Stitch 2002

As Stitch, a runaway genetic experiment from a faraway planet, wreaks havoc on the Hawaiian Islands, he becomes the mischievous adopted alien "puppy" of an independent little girl named Lilo and learns about loyalty, friendship, and 'ohana, the Hawaiian tradition of family.

Genres:

Animation, Family

Writers:

Chris Sanders (based on an idea by), Chris Sanders | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
7.2

6 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

7 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

8 Osmosis Jones 2001

A policeman white blood cell, with the help of a cold pill, must stop a deadly virus from destroying the human they live in, Frank.

Genres:

Adventure, Animation, Action, Comedy, Family

Writer:

Marc Hyman

Country:

United States of America
6.3

9 Antz 1998

In this animated hit, a neurotic worker ant in love with a rebellious princess rises to unlikely stardom when he switches places with a soldier. Signing up to march in a parade, he ends up under the command of a bloodthirsty general. But he's actually been enlisted to fight against a termite army.

Genres:

Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family

Writers:

Todd Alcott (screenplay), Chris Weitz (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
6.5

10 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

11 Robots 2005

Rodney Copperbottom is a young robot inventor who dreams of making the world a better place, until the evil Ratchet takes over Big Weld Industries. Now, Rodney's dreams – and those of his friends – are in danger of becoming obsolete.

Genres:

Animation, Comedy, Family, Science Fiction

Directors:

Chris Wedge, Carlos Saldanha (co-director)

Writers:

Ron Mita (story), Jim McClain (story) | 4 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6.3

12 Meet The Robinsons 2007

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 ready to give up on his quest until the mysterious Wilbur Robinson shows up on the scene, whisking Lewis to the future to find the scanner and his mom.

Genres:

Animation, Comedy, Family

Director:

Stephen J. Anderson (as Stephen Anderson)

Writers:

Jon Bernstein (screenplay by), Michelle Bochner Spitz (screenplay by) (as Michelle Spitz) | 7 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6.8

13 Hoodwinked! 2005

Little Red Riding Hood: A classic story, but there's more to every tale than meets the eye. Before you judge a book by its cover, you've got to flip through the pages. In the re-telling of this classic fable, the story begins at the end of the tale and winds its way back. Chief Grizzly and Detective Bill Stork investigate a domestic disturbance at Granny's cottage, involving a karate-kicking Red Riding Hood, a sarcastic wolf and an oafish Woodsman.

Genres:

Animation, Comedy, Family

Directors:

Cory Edwards, Todd Edwards (co-director) | 1 more credit »

Writers:

Cory Edwards (screenplay), Todd Edwards (screenplay) | 3 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6.4

14 Mulan 1998

A tomboyish girl disguises herself as a young man so she can fight with the Imperial Chinese Army against the invading Huns. With help from wise-cracking dragon Mushu, Mulan just might save her country -- and win the heart of handsome Captain Li Shang.

Genres:

Animation, Family, Adventure

Writers:

Robert D. San Souci (based on a story by), Rita Hsiao (screenplay by) | 29 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
7.6

15 Bee Movie 2007

Barry B. Benson, a bee who has just graduated from college, is disillusioned at his lone career choice: making honey. On a special trip outside the hive, Barry's life is saved by Vanessa, a florist in New York City. As their relationship blossoms, he discovers humans actually eat honey, and subsequently decides to sue us.

Genres:

Family, Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Country:

United States of America
6.1

16 Monsters Vs. Aliens 2009

When Susan Murphy is unwittingly clobbered by a meteor full of outer space gunk on her wedding day, she mysteriously grows to 49-feet-11-inches. The military jumps into action and captures Susan, secreting her away to a covert government compound. She is renamed Ginormica and placed in confinement with a ragtag group of Monsters...

Genres:

Animation, Family, Adventure, Science Fiction

Writers:

Maya Forbes (screenplay), Wallace Wolodarsky (screenplay) | 5 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6.4

17 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

18 Monster House 2006

Monsters under the bed are scary enough, but what happens when an entire house is out to get you? Three teens aim to find out when they go up against a decrepit neighboring home and unlock its frightening secrets.

Genres:

Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Director:

Gil Kenan

Writers:

Dan Harmon (screenplay), Rob Schrab (screenplay) | 3 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6.6

19 Aladdin 1992

Princess Jasmine grows tired of being forced to remain in the palace, so she sneaks out into the marketplace, in disguise, where she meets street-urchin Aladdin. The couple falls in love, although Jasmine may only marry a prince. After being thrown in jail, Aladdin becomes embroiled in a plot to find a mysterious lamp, with which the evil Jafar hopes to rule the land.

Genres:

Animation, Family, Adventure, Fantasy, Romance

Writers:

Ron Clements (screenplay by), John Musker (screenplay by) | 18 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
8

20 My Neighbor Totoro 1988

Two sisters move to the country with their father in order to be closer to their hospitalized mother, and discover the surrounding trees are inhabited by Totoros, magical spirits of the forest. When the youngest runs away from home, the older sister seeks help from the spirits to find her.

Genres:

Fantasy, Animation, Family

Director:

Hayao Miyazaki

Writer:

Hayao Miyazaki

Country:

Japan
8.2

21 Ratatouille 2007

A rat named Remy dreams of becoming a great French chef despite his family's wishes and the obvious problem of being a rat in a decidedly rodent-phobic profession. When fate places Remy in the sewers of Paris, he finds himself ideally situated beneath a restaurant made famous by his culinary hero, Auguste Gusteau. Despite the apparent dangers of being an unlikely - and certainly unwanted - visitor in the kitchen of a fine French restaurant, Remy's passion for cooking soon sets into motion a hilarious and exciting rat race that turns the culinary world of Paris upside down.

Genres:

Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Directors:

Brad Bird, Jan Pinkava (co-director)

Writers:

Brad Bird (screenwriter), Jan Pinkava (original story by) | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
8

22 Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2009

Inventor Flint Lockwood creates a machine that makes clouds rain food, enabling the down-and-out citizens of Chewandswallow to feed themselves. But when the falling food reaches gargantuan proportions, Flint must scramble to avert disaster. Can he regain control of the machine and put an end to the wild weather before the town is destroyed?

Genres:

Animation, Comedy, Family

Writers:

Phil Lord (written for the screen by), Christopher Miller (written for the screen by) | 3 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6.9

23 The Incredibles 2004

Bob Parr has given up his superhero days to log in time as an insurance adjuster and raise his three children with his formerly heroic wife in suburbia. But when he receives a mysterious assignment, it's time to get back into costume.

Genres:

Action, Adventure, Animation, Family

Country:

United States of America

24 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