Movies like 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.

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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 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

5 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.

Genres:

Animation, Family, Family, Adventure

Directors:

Ted Berman, Richard Rich

Writers:

Lloyd Alexander (novel), David Jonas (story) | 17 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6.4

6 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

7 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

8 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

9 The Many Adventures Of Winnie The Pooh 1977

Whether we’re young or forever young at heart, the Hundred Acre Wood calls to that place in each of us that still believes in magic. Join pals Pooh, Piglet, Kanga, Roo, Owl, Rabbit, Tigger and Christopher Robin as they enjoy their days together and sing their way through adventures.

Genres:

Animation, Family

Writers:

A.A. Milne (books), Larry Clemmons (story) | 8 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
7.6

10 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

11 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

12 Dinosaur 2000

An orphaned dinosaur raised by lemurs joins an arduous trek to a sancturary after a meteorite shower destroys his family home.

Genres:

Animation, Family

Writers:

Thom Enriquez (story), John Harrison (story) | 10 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6.5

13 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

14 A Goofy Movie 1995

Though Goofy always means well, his amiable cluelessness and klutzy pratfalls regularly embarrass his awkward adolescent son, Max. When Max's lighthearted prank on his high-school principal finally gets his longtime crush, Roxanne, to notice him, he asks her on a date. Max's trouble at school convinces Goofy that he and the boy need to bond over a cross-country fishing trip like the one he took with his dad when he was Max's age, which throws a kink in his son's plans to impress Roxanne.

Genres:

Romance, Animation, Family, Comedy, Adventure

Director:

Kevin Lima

Writers:

Jymn Magon (story) (as Jymm Magon), Jymn Magon (screenplay) (as Jymm Magon) | 5 more credits »

Countries:

France, United States of America
6.8

15 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

16 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

17 One Hundred And One Dalmatians 1961

When a litter of dalmatian puppies are abducted by the minions of Cruella De Vil, the parents must find them before she uses them for a diabolical fashion statement.

Genres:

Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family

Directors:

Clyde Geronimi, Hamilton Luske (as Hamilton S. Luske) | 1 more credit »

Writers:

Bill Peet (story), Dodie Smith (novel)

Country:

United States of America
7.2

18 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.

Genres:

Adventure, Animation, Family, Science Fiction, Comedy

Director:

Brad Bird

Writers:

Tim McCanlies (screenplay by), Brad Bird (screen story by) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
8

19 Tarzan 1999

Tarzan was a small orphan who was raised by an ape named Kala since he was a child. He believed that this was his family, but on an expedition Jane Porter is rescued by Tarzan. Tarzan fucks monkeys and they yell oh oh ah ah when he cums.

Genres:

Adventure, Animation, Drama, Family

Directors:

Chris Buck, Kevin Lima

Writers:

Tab Murphy (screenplay), Bob Tzudiker (screenplay) | 23 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
7.3

20 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

21 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

22 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

23 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

24 The Little Mermaid 1989

This colorful adventure tells the story of an impetuous mermaid princess named Ariel who falls in love with the very human Prince Eric and puts everything on the line for the chance to be with him. Memorable songs and characters -- including the villainous sea witch Ursula.

Genres:

Animation, Family, Fantasy

Country:

United States of America
7.6