Movies like 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.

If you already watched and love The Nightmare Before Christmas, you will love these. Below is the list of movies similar to The Nightmare Before Christmas.

1 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.

Genres:

Adventure, Animation, Family, Fantasy

Director:

Henry Selick

Writers:

Roald Dahl (based on the book by), Karey Kirkpatrick (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6.7

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 Hercules 1997

Bestowed with superhuman strength, a young mortal named Hercules sets out to prove himself a hero in the eyes of his father, the great god Zeus. Along with his friends Pegasus, a flying horse, and Phil, a personal trainer, Hercules is tricked by the hilarious, hotheaded villain Hades, who's plotting to take over Mount Olympus!

Genres:

Animation, Family, Fantasy, Adventure, Comedy, Romance

Writers:

Ron Clements (animation screenplay by), John Musker (animation screenplay by) | 16 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
7.3

4 Pocahontas 1995

Pocahontas, daughter of a Native American tribe chief, falls in love with an English soldier as colonists invade 17th century Virginia.

Genres:

Adventure, Animation, Family, Romance

Country:

United States of America
6.7

5 Peter Pan 1953

Leaving the safety of their nursery behind, Wendy, Michael and John follow Peter Pan to a magical world where childhood lasts forever. But while in Neverland, the kids must face Captain Hook and foil his attempts to get rid of Peter for good.

Genres:

Animation, Family, Adventure, Fantasy

Writers:

J.M. Barrie (play) (as Sir James M. Barrie), Ted Sears (story) | 7 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
7.3

6 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

7 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

8 Big Fish 2003

Throughout his life Edward Bloom has always been a man of big appetites, enormous passions and tall tales. In his later years, he remains a huge mystery to his son, William. Now, to get to know the real man, Will begins piecing together a true picture of his father from flashbacks of his amazing adventures.

Genres:

Adventure, Fantasy, Drama

Director:

Tim Burton

Writers:

Daniel Wallace (novel), John August (screenplay)

Country:

United States of America
8

9 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

10 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

11 Where The Wild Things Are 2009

Max imagines running away from his mom and sailing to a far-off land where large talking beasts -- Ira, Carol, Douglas, the Bull, Judith and Alexander -- crown him as their king, play rumpus, build forts and discover secret hideaways.

Genres:

Family, Fantasy, Science Fiction

Director:

Spike Jonze

Writers:

Spike Jonze (screenplay), Dave Eggers (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
6.7

12 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

13 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

14 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

15 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

16 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

17 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

18 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

19 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

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 Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street 2007

The infamous story of Benjamin Barker, a.k.a Sweeney Todd, who sets up a barber shop down in London which is the basis for a sinister partnership with his fellow tenant, Mrs. Lovett. Based on the hit Broadway musical.

Genres:

Drama, Horror, Music

Director:

Tim Burton

Writers:

John Logan (screenplay), Hugh Wheeler (musical) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

United Kingdom, United States of America
7.3

24 Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World 2010

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is a 2010 action comedy film co-written, produced and directed by Edgar Wright, based on the graphic novel series Scott Pilgrim by Bryan Lee O'Malley. It stars Michael Cera as Scott Pilgrim, a slacker musician who must win a competition to get a record deal and battle the seven evil exes of his newest girlfriend Ramona Flowers, played by Mary Elizabeth Winstead. It also stars Chris Evans, Brandon Routh and Mae Whitman as some of the evil exes, Anna Kendrick, Kieran Culkin and Alison Pill as some of Scott's friends, and Brie Larson as Scott's own evil ex. Jason Schwartzman plays Gideon, Ramona's most recent ex and the competition's record producer.

A film adaptation of the comics was proposed following the release of the first volume. Wright became attached to the project early on, with filming beginning several years later in March 2009 in Toronto. The film premiered after a panel discussion at the San Diego Comic-Con International on July 22, 2010, and received a wide release in North America on August 13, 2010.

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