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Alice In Wonderland (1951)
Adventure, Animation, Family, Fantasy, Musical

Alice In Wonderland (1951)

Alice is a daydreaming young girl. She finds learning poems and listening to literature boring. She prefers stories with pictures and to live inside her imagination. One day, while enduring just such a poetry reading, she spots a large white rabbit...dressed in a jacket and carrying a large watch. He scurries off, saying he's late, for a very important date. She follows him through the forest. He then disappears down a rabbit hole. Alice follows, leading her to all manner of discoveries, characters and adventures. (Read More)

Themes:anger, magic, surrealism
Locations:ocean, england, sea, forest, beach
Characters:girl
Period:1860s
Story:white rabbit, rabbit hole, rose garden, dodo bird, sister sister relationship, tea party, angry woman, white, alice in wonderland, red paint, alternate dimension, playing card, anthropomorphic sun, giving a toast, queen of hearts, anthropomorphic flower, talking flower, anthropomorphic rabbit, animal wearing clothes, hybrid animal

Alice In Wonderland (2010)
Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Alice In Wonderland (2010)

Alice, an unpretentious and individual 19-year-old, is betrothed to a dunce of an English nobleman. At her engagement party, she escapes the crowd to consider whether to go through with the marriage and falls down a hole in the garden after spotting an unusual rabbit. Arriving in a strange and surreal place called "Underland," she finds herself in a world that resembles the nightmares she had as a child, filled with talking animals, villainous queens and knights, and frumious bandersnatches. Alice realizes that she is there for a reason--to conquer the horrific Jabberwocky and restore the rightful queen to her throne. (Read More)

Themes:anger, magic, surrealism
Locations:forest
Characters:girl
Story:rabbit hole, rabbit, red, white rabbit, rose garden, queen, tea party, white, alice in wonderland, playing card, queen of hearts, anthropomorphic flower, talking flower, animal wearing clothes, garden, anthropomorphic animal, talking animal, cheshire cat, talking cat, growing in size

The Little Mermaid (1989)
Animation, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance

The Little Mermaid (1989)

In Disney's beguiling animated romp, rebellious 16-year-old mermaid Ariel is fascinated with life on land. On one of her visits to the surface, which are forbidden by her controlling father, King Triton, she falls for a human prince. Determined to be with her new love, Ariel makes a dangerous deal with the sea witch Ursula to become human for three days. But when plans go awry for the star-crossed lovers, the king must make the ultimate sacrifice for his daughter. (Read More)

Themes:anger, magic, surrealism
Locations:sea, ocean, beach
Story:king, sister sister relationship, anthropomorphic animal, talking animal, giantess, starfish, flamingo, mallet, pipe, anthropomorphism, blockbuster, 2d animation, fireworks, underwater, 19th century, transformation, fairy tale, fish, birthday, female protagonist

Coraline (2009)
Animation, Family, Fantasy

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. (Read More)

Themes:anger, surrealism
Locations:forest
Characters:girl
Story:door, reality, talking animal, talking cat, spiderweb, secret passage, fantasy world, cane, mouse, cake, tea, garden, flowers, key, tears, cat, female protagonist, dream, crying, cult film

Labyrinth (1986) is one of the best movies like Alice In Wonderland (1951)
Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Musical

Labyrinth (1986)

The teenager Sarah is forced by her father and her stepmother to babysit her baby brother Toby while they are outside home. Toby does not stop crying and Sarah wishes that her brother be taken by the Goblin King. Out of the blue, Toby stops crying and when Sarah looks for him in the cradle, she learns that he wish was granted and the Goblin King Jarethhas taken him to his castle in the Goblin City in the middle of a labyrinth. Sarah repents an asks Jareth to give Toby back; but the Goblin King tells that she has to rescue her brother before midnight, otherwise Toby will be turned into a goblin. Soon Sarah teams up with the coward goblin Hoggle, the beast Ludo and the knight Didymus and his dog Ambrosius in her journey. Will they rescue Toby in time? (Read More)

Themes:anger, magic, surrealism
Locations:forest
Characters:girl
Story:labyrinth, king, alice in wonderland, angry, fantasy world, ladder, sister, garden, transformation, creature, crying, tears, cat, dream, fire, cult film, singing, title spoken by character, dog

Bambi (1942)
Animation, Drama, Family

Bambi (1942)

The animated story of Bambi, a young deer hailed as the 'Prince of the Forest' at his birth. As Bambi grows, he makes friends with the other animals of the forest, learns the skills needed to survive, and even finds love. One day, however, the hunters come, and Bambi must learn to be as brave as his father if he is to lead the other deer to safety. This is why Bambi (1942) is one of the best movies like Alice In Wonderland (1951). (Read More)

Locations:forest
Story:anthropomorphic animal, talking animal, no narration, altered version of studio logo, butterfly, blockbuster, 2d animation, twin, flower, rabbit, animal, bird, fire, title spoken by character, character name in title, based on novel, dog

The Brothers Grimm (2005)
Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Thriller

The Brothers Grimm (2005)

Folklore collectors and con artists, Jake and Will Grimm, travel from village to village pretending to protect townsfolk from enchanted creatures and performing exorcisms. They are put to the test, however, when they encounter a real magical curse in a haunted forest with real magical beings, requiring genuine courage. (Read More)

Themes:magic, surrealism
Locations:forest
Characters:girl
Story:sister sister relationship, rocking horse, fantasy world, crown, hat, queen, fireworks, rabbit, 19th century, tree, transformation, fairy tale, creature, king, animal, trial, falling from height, cat, fire, cult film

Sleeping Beauty (1959)
Animation, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance

Sleeping Beauty (1959)

After a beautiful princess, Aurora, is born in to royalty everyone gathers to exchange gifts. Everything is perfectly fine until an unwanted guest appears, Maleficent. Magnificent casts a spell on the young princess and announces that she will die by pricking her finger on the spindle of a spinning wheel on the evening of her 16th birthday. Fortunately, one of the good fairies, Merryweather, changes the spell so Aurora will fall asleep, and that the only way to wake her up were the tears from her true love. Finally the day comes. Will she be left to sleep forever? (Read More)

Themes:magic, surrealism
Locations:forest
Story:birthday, birthday party, king, crown, rose, sun, blockbuster, cake, egg, 2d animation, queen, flower, rabbit, fairy tale, fish, tears, female protagonist, crying, fire, singing

Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs (1937) is one of the best movies like Alice In Wonderland (1951)
Animation, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance

Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs (1937)

The beautiful and kindhearted princess Snow White charms every creature in the kingdom except one - her jealous stepmother, the Queen. When the Magic Mirror proclaims Snow White the fairest one of all, she must flee into the forest, where she befriends the lovable seven dwarfs - Doc, Sneezy, Grumpy, Happy, Bashful, Sleepy, and Dopey. But when the Queen tricks Snow White with an enchanted apple, only the magic of true love's kiss can save her. (Read More)

Themes:magic
Locations:forest
Characters:girl
Story:white, queen, anthropomorphic animal, sneeze, crown, anthropomorphism, 2d animation, rabbit, 19th century, transformation, fairy tale, creature, falling from height, female protagonist, chase, singing, character name in title

Beauty And The Beast (2017)
Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance

Beauty And The Beast (2017)

Disney's animated classic takes on a new form, with a widened mythology and an all-star cast. A young prince, imprisoned in the form of a beast, can be freed only by true love. What may be his only opportunity arrives when he meets Belle, the only human girl to ever visit the castle since it was enchanted. (Read More)

Themes:magic, surrealism
Locations:forest
Characters:girl
Story:talking animal, teacup, teapot, altered version of studio logo, sun, rose, anthropomorphism, blockbuster, queen, garden, transformation, fairy tale, creature, king, bird, falling from height, female protagonist, fire, chase, party

El Laberinto Del Fauno (2006)
Drama, Fantasy, War

El Laberinto Del Fauno (2006)

In 1944 falangist Spain, a girl, fascinated with fairy-tales, is sent along with her pregnant mother to live with her new stepfather, a ruthless captain of the Spanish army. During the night, she meets a fairy who takes her to an old faun in the center of the labyrinth. He tells her she's a princess, but must prove her royalty by surviving three gruesome tasks. If she fails, she will never prove herself to be the the true princess and will never see her real father, the king, again. This is why El Laberinto Del Fauno (2006) is one of the best movies like Alice In Wonderland (1951). (Read More)

Themes:magic, surrealism
Locations:forest
Characters:girl
Story:king, alice in wonderland, alternate dimension, labyrinth, secret passage, parallel universe, fantasy world, pocket watch, rose, child's point of view, imagination, hammer, sister, queen, garden, rabbit, umbrella, key, tree, transformation

Beauty And The Beast (1991)
Animation, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance

Beauty And The Beast (1991)

Having lived a life in selfishness, a young prince is cursed by a mysterious enchantress to having the appearance of a monstrous beast. His only hope is to learn to love a young woman and earn her love in return in order to redeem himself. Years later, his chance shows itself when a young maiden named Belle offers to take her ill father's place as his prisoner. With help from the castle's enchanted staff, Belle learns to appreciate her captor and immediately falls in love with him. Back in the village however, an unscrupulous hunter has his own plans for Belle. (Read More)

Themes:magic, surrealism
Locations:forest
Characters:girl
Story:teacup, teapot, sneeze, title appears in song, rose, anthropomorphism, blockbuster, egg, tea, 2d animation, transformation, fairy tale, animal, birthday, tears, falling from height, female protagonist, crying, fire, cult film

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017) is one of the best movies like Alice In Wonderland (1951)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)

Themes:anger, magic, surrealism
Locations:england, forest
Story:alternate dimension, underwater scene, altered version of studio logo, crown, eaten alive, blockbuster, queen, transformation, creature, king, falling from height, fire, chase, title spoken by character, character name in title, dog

Aladdin (1992)
Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance

Aladdin (1992)

Aladdin is a poor street urchin who spends his time stealing food from the marketplace in the city of Agrabah. His adventures begin when he meets a young girl who happens to be Princess Jasmine, who is forced to be married by her wacky yet estranged father. Aladdin's luck suddenly changes when he retrieves a magical lamp from the Cave of Wonders. What he unwittingly gets is a fun-loving genie who only wishes to have his freedom. Little do they know is that the Sultan's sinister advisor Jafar has his own plans for both Aladdin and the lamp. (Read More)

Themes:magic
Characters:girl
Story:anthropomorphic animal, talking animal, underwater scene, hookah, flamingo, title appears in song, anthropomorphism, blockbuster, 2d animation, fireworks, garden, smoking, transformation, bird, fish, fire, chase, singing, title spoken by character, character name in title

Pinocchio (1940)
Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical

Pinocchio (1940)

Inventor Gepetto creates a wooden marionette called Pinocchio. His wish that Pinocchio be a real boy is unexpectedly granted by a fairy. The fairy assigns Jiminy Cricket to act as Pinocchio's "conscience" and keep him out of trouble. Jiminy is not too successful in this endeavor and most of the film is spent with Pinocchio deep in trouble. (Read More)

Themes:magic
Locations:sea
Story:underwater scene, cat, altered version of studio logo, carpenter, anthropomorphism, blockbuster, 2d animation, umbrella, 19th century, transformation, fairy tale, fish, crying, fire, singing, title spoken by character, character name in title, based on novel

The Golden Compass (2007)
Adventure, Family, Fantasy

The Golden Compass (2007)

It was no ordinary life for a young girl: living among scholars in the hallowed halls of Jordan College and tearing unsupervised through Oxford's motley streets on mad quests for adventure. But Lyra's greatest adventure would begin closer to home, the day she heard hushed talk of an extraordinary particle. Microscopic in size, the magical dust--discovered in the vast Arctic expanse of the North--was rumored to possess profound properties that could unite whole universes. But there were those who feared the particle and would stop at nothing to destroy it. Catapulted into the heart of a terrible struggle, Lyra was forced to seek aid from clans, 'gyptians, and formidable armored bears. And as she journeyed into unbelievable danger, she had not the faintest clue that she alone was destined to win, or to lose, this more-than-mortal battle... This is why The Golden Compass (2007) is one of the best movies like Alice In Wonderland (1951). (Read More)

Themes:magic, surrealism
Locations:sea, forest
Characters:girl
Story:animal, talking animal, talking cat, parallel universe, fantasy world, child's point of view, blockbuster, mouse, rabbit, transformation, king, bird, cat, female protagonist, fire, chase, based on novel, dog

The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (2013) is one of the best movies like Alice In Wonderland (1951)
Adventure, Fantasy

The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (2013)

After successfully crossing over (and under) the Misty Mountains, Thorin and Company must seek aid from a powerful stranger before taking on the dangers of Mirkwood Forest--without their Wizard. If they reach the human settlement of Lake-town it will be time for the hobbit Bilbo Baggins to fulfill his contract with the dwarves. The party must complete the journey to Lonely Mountain and burglar Baggins must seek out the Secret Door that will give them access to the hoard of the dragon Smaug. And, where has Gandalf got off to? And what is his secret business to the south? (Read More)

Themes:magic
Locations:forest
Story:underwater scene, door, mushroom, invisibility, blockbuster, key, transformation, creature, king, fish, falling from height, dream, fire, chase, party, title spoken by character, character name in title, based on novel

Mary Poppins (1964)
Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical

Mary Poppins (1964)

When Jane and Michael, the children of the wealthy and uptight Banks family, are faced with the prospect of a new nanny, they are pleasantly surprised by the arrival of the magical Mary Poppins. Embarking on a series of fantastical adventures with Mary and her Cockney performer friend, Bert, the siblings try to pass on some of their nanny's sunny attitude to their preoccupied parents. (Read More)

Themes:magic
Characters:girl
Story:tea party, child's point of view, blockbuster, hat, fireworks, umbrella, bird, female protagonist, title spoken by character, character name in title, based on novel, dog

Stardust (2007)
Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Romance

Stardust (2007)

The passage from this world to the fantasy kingdom of Stormhold is through a breach in a wall beside an English village. In the 1800s, a boy becomes a man when he ventures through the breach in pursuit of a fallen star, to prove his love for the village beauty. The star is no lump of rock, it's a maiden, Yvaine. Tristan, the youth, is not the only one looking for her: three witches, led by Lamia, want her heart to make them young; and, the sons of the dead king of Stormhold want her because she holds a ruby that will give one of them title to the throne. Assisting Tristan are his mother, the victim of a spell, and a cross-dressing pirate of the skies. Will Tristan win his true love? (Read More)

Themes:magic, surrealism
Locations:forest, beach
Characters:girl
Story:underwater scene, king, crown, invisibility, mouse, moon, queen, flower, transformation, bird, birthday, falling from height, fire, cult film, chase, title spoken by character, based on novel

Perfume: The Story Of A Murderer (2006)
Crime, Drama, Fantasy

Perfume: The Story Of A Murderer (2006)

Jean-Baptiste Grenouille came into the world unwanted, expected to die, yet born with an unnerving sense of smell that created alienation as well as talent. Of all the smells around him, Grenouille is beckoned to the scent of a woman's soul, and spends the rest of his life attempting to smell her essence again by becoming a perfumer, and creating the essence of an innocence lost. (Read More)

Locations:beach
Story:birthday party, underwater scene, labyrinth, rose, ladder, fireworks, twin, flower, key, fish, tears, cat, crying, party, based on novel, dog

Bridge To Terabithia (2007) is one of the best movies like Alice In Wonderland (1951)
Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy

Bridge To Terabithia (2007)

Jesse Aarons trained all summer to become the fastest runner in school, so he's very upset when newcomer Leslie Burke outruns him and everyone else. Despite this and other differences, including that she's rich, he's poor, and she's a city girl, he's a country boy, the two become fast friends. Together, they create Terabithia, a land of monsters, trolls, ogres, and giants and rule as king and queen. This friendship helps Jess deal with the tragedy that makes him realize what Leslie taught him. This is why Bridge To Terabithia (2007) is one of the best movies like Alice In Wonderland (1951). (Read More)

Themes:anger, magic
Locations:forest
Characters:girl
Story:fantasy world, crown, child's point of view, imagination, reality, sister, queen, key, king, birthday, tears, three word title, singing, based on novel, dog

Tonari No Totoro (1988)
Animation, Family, Fantasy

Tonari No Totoro (1988)

Two young girls, Satsuki and her younger sister Mei, move into a house in the country with their father to be closer to their hospitalized mother. Satsuki and Mei discover that the nearby forest is inhabited by magical creatures called Totoros (pronounced toe-toe-ro). They soon befriend these Totoros, and have several magical adventures. (Read More)

Locations:forest
Characters:girl
Story:sister sister relationship, secret passage, sister, umbrella, tree, fairy tale, cat, female protagonist, three word title, character name in title

The Secret Life Of Pets (2016)
Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family

The Secret Life Of Pets (2016)

In a Manhattan apartment building, Max's life as a favorite pet is turned upside-down, when his owner brings home sloppy mongrel Duke. They must put their quarrels aside when they learn that adorable white bunny Snowball is building an army of lost pets determined to wreak revenge.

Story:anthropomorphic animal, talking animal, underwater scene, white, lizard, cake, rabbit, animal, bird, fish, cat, party, dog

Shrek Forever After (2010)
Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Shrek Forever After (2010)

The once hideous ogre Shrek is now living a good life with wife Fiona and his three children. But he soon has a meltdown in front of them and his friends during his kids' birthday party. He suddenly wants to be a real ogre like he was before he ever met Fiona. So he turns to devious deal maker Rumplestiltskin for help. At first, Shrek lives the life he once lost and everything is good. But he soon finds out that he has been set up by Rumplestiltskin, who now rules the land with an ironed fist. Teaming with friends Donkey, Fiona and Puss in Boots, Shrek is in for the fight of his life as he tries to get his life back before time runs out. (Read More)

Story:birthday party, talking animal, cookie, mouse, cake, queen, fairy tale, king, bird, birthday, cat, party, character name in title

Warcraft (2016) is one of the best movies like Alice In Wonderland (1951)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Warcraft (2016)

When the world of the Orcs of Draenor is being destroyed by the evil fel magic that uses life-force, the powerful warlock Gul'dan creates a portal to the world of Azeroth and forms the Horde with members of the Orc clans. He also captures many prisoners to keep the portal open. The king of Azeroth, Llane Wrynn and his brother-in-law, Anduin Lothar are informed by the apprentice of magician Khadgar that he has found fel magic in dead bodies and the king decides to summon the Guardian of Tirisfal, Medivh, to protect his kingdom. Lothar and Khadgar head to Kharazhan to meet Medivh and an ominous shadow points a book out to Khadgar, who takes it and hides. Anduin, Khadgar and Medivh and a group of soldiers are attacked by Orcs and they capture the slave Garona, who is released by King Llane, and she shows them the location of the portal. Garona is contacted by the Orc chief of a clan Durotan that wants to meet King Llane to stop the fel magic. Meanwhile Khadgar learns that the gate was opened with the help of someone in Azeroth. Shall King Llane trust Garona and Durotan, who might be the traitor? (Read More)

Themes:anger, magic, surrealism
Locations:forest
Story:underwater scene, crown, blockbuster, hammer, queen, tree, transformation, creature, king, bird, falling from height, fire, chase, based on novel

Beowulf (2007)
Action, Adventure, Animation, Fantasy

Beowulf (2007)

Set against the coming of Christianity, this is the story of the last hero: in 507, a monstrous troll wreaks havoc in the mead hall of the Danish king, Hrothgar. He offers rewards for the death of Grendel, so Beowulf, a great and boastful Geat warrior, arrives with his thanes. Beowulf sets aside his armor and awaits the monster; a fierce battle ensues that leads to Beowolf's entering the watery lair of Grendel's mother, where a devil's bargain awaits. Beowulf returns to Herot, the castle, and becomes king. Jump ahead many years, and the sins of the father are visited upon Beowulf and his kingdom. The hero must face his weakness and be heroic once again. Is the age of demons over? This is why Beowulf (2007) is one of the best movies like Alice In Wonderland (1951). (Read More)

Themes:magic
Locations:ocean, sea, forest, beach
Story:king, crown, eaten alive, queen, creature, falling from height, dream, fire, cult film, chase, party, singing, title spoken by character, character name in title

The Hunger Games (2012)
Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Hunger Games (2012)

In a dystopian future, the totalitarian nation of Panem is divided into 12 districts and the Capitol. Each year two young representatives from each district are selected by lottery to participate in The Hunger Games. Part entertainment, rutal retribution for a past rebellion, the televised games are broadcast throughout Panem. The 24 participants are forced to eliminate their competitors while the citizens of Panem are required to watch. When 16-year-old Katniss' young sister, Prim, is selected as District 12's female representative, Katniss volunteers to take her place. She and her male counterpart, Peeta, are pitted against bigger, stronger representatives, some of whom have trained for this their whole lives. (Read More)

Locations:forest
Characters:girl
Story:sister, sister sister relationship, mushroom, cookie, blockbuster, flower, umbrella, creature, tears, falling from height, cat, female protagonist, dream, crying, fire, cult film, three word title, chase, title spoken by character, based on novel

What Lies Beneath (2000)
Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller

What Lies Beneath (2000)

Norman Spencer, a university research scientist, is growing more and more concerned about his wife, Claire, a retired concert cellist who a year ago was involved in a serious auto accident, and who has just sent off her daughter Caitlin (Norman's stepdaughter) to college. Now, Claire reports hearing voices and witnessing eerie occurrences in and around their lakeside Vermont home, including seeing the face of a young woman reflected in water. An increasingly frightened Claire thinks the phenomena have something to do with the couple living next door, especially since the wife has disappeared without apparent explanation. At her husband's urging, Claire starts to see a therapist; she tells him she thinks the house is being haunted by a ghost. His advice? Try to make contact. Enlisting the help of her best friend, Jody, and a ouija board, Claire seeks to find out the truth of What Lies Beneath. (Read More)

Themes:anger
Story:underwater scene, door, imagination, blockbuster, hammer, mouse, tea, garden, key, tears, cat, crying, three word title, party, dog

Brave (2012) is one of the best movies like Alice In Wonderland (1951)
Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Thriller

Brave (2012)

Set in Scotland in a rugged and mythical time, "Brave" features Merida, an aspiring archer and impetuous daughter of royalty. Merida makes a reckless choice that unleashes unintended peril and forces her to spring into action to set things right.

Themes:magic
Locations:forest
Characters:girl
Story:queen, red, crown, cake, key, transformation, king, fish, birthday, female protagonist, chase, title spoken by character, dog

One Hundred And One Dalmatians (1961)
Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family

One Hundred And One Dalmatians (1961)

Pongo and Perdita have a litter of 15 puppies. Cruella De Vil takes a fancy to the pups, and wants to get hold of them, as well as more pups, to make herself a lovely dalmatian skin coat... Cruella hires some thugs to kidnap the pups and hold them at her mansion. Will Pongo and Perdita find them in time ? (Read More)

Themes:anger, surrealism
Locations:england
Story:talking animal, talking cat, bad temper, pipe, bottle, blockbuster, 2d animation, smoking, cat, crying, chase, based on novel, dog

Finding Dory (2016)
Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family

Finding Dory (2016)

Dory is a wide-eyed, blue tang fish who suffers from memory loss every 10 seconds or so. The one thing she can remember is that she somehow became separated from her parents as a child. With help from her friends Nemo and Marlin, Dory embarks on an epic adventure to find them. Her journey brings her to the Marine Life Institute, a conservatory that houses diverse ocean species. This is why Finding Dory (2016) is one of the best movies like Alice In Wonderland (1951). (Read More)

Locations:ocean
Story:fish, talking animal, starfish, pipe, underwater, animal, bird, character name in title

Guardians Of The Galaxy (2014)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Guardians Of The Galaxy (2014)

After stealing a mysterious orb in the far reaches of outer space, Peter Quill from Earth, is now the main target of a manhunt led by the villain known as Ronan the Accuser. To help fight Ronan and his team and save the galaxy from his power, Quill creates a team of space heroes known as the "Guardians of the Galaxy" to save the world. (Read More)

Themes:surrealism
Story:sister sister relationship, anthropomorphic animal, talking animal, underwater scene, anthropomorphism, blockbuster, hammer, sister, tree, creature, falling from height, chase, title spoken by character, dog

The Lovely Bones (2009) is one of the best movies like Alice In Wonderland (1951)
Drama, Fantasy, Thriller

The Lovely Bones (2009)

A 14-year-old girl in suburban 1970's Pennsylvania is murdered by her neighbor. She tells the story from the place between Heaven and Earth, showing the lives of the people around her and how they have changed all while attempting to get someone to find her lost body.

Themes:surrealism
Characters:girl
Story:sister sister relationship, underwater scene, door, ladder, hammer, hat, sister, flowers, tree, birthday, tears, falling from height, dream, crying, fire, three word title, chase, title spoken by character, based on novel, dog

Oz The Great And Powerful (2013)
Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Oz The Great And Powerful (2013)

Oscar Diggs ('James Franco'), a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics, is hurled away from dusty Kansas to the vibrant Land of Oz. At first he thinks he's hit the jackpot-fame and fortune are his for the taking. That all changes, however, when he meets three witches, Theodora ('Mila Kunis' (qv)), Evanora ('Rachel Weisz' (qv)), and Glinda ('Michelle Williams (I)' (qv)), who are not convinced he is the great wizard everyone's been expecting. Reluctantly drawn into the epic problems facing the Land of Oz and its inhabitants, Oscar must find out who is good and who is evil before it is too late. Putting his magical arts to use through illusion, ingenuity-and even a bit of wizardry-Oscar transforms himself not only into the great and powerful Wizard of Oz but into a better man as well. (Read More)

Themes:magic, surrealism
Locations:forest
Characters:girl
Story:sister sister relationship, talking animal, crown, imagination, anthropomorphism, sister, fireworks, flower, transformation, creature, king, falling from height, fire, chase, singing

Shrek (2001)
Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Shrek (2001)

When a green ogre named Shrek discovers his swamp has been 'swamped' with all sorts of fairytale creatures by the scheming Lord Farquaad, Shrek sets out with a very loud donkey by his side to 'persuade' Farquaad to give Shrek his swamp back. Instead, a deal is made. Farquaad, who wants to become the King, sends Shrek to rescue Princess Fiona, who is awaiting her true love in a tower guarded by a fire-breathing dragon. But once they head back with Fiona, it starts to become apparent that not only does Shrek, an ugly ogre, begin to fall in love with the lovely princess, but Fiona is also hiding a huge secret. (Read More)

Themes:magic
Locations:forest
Story:fairy tale, hybrid animal, talking animal, king, altered version of studio logo, eaten alive, blockbuster, mouse, transformation, fire, cult film, chase, title spoken by character, character name in title

Sucker Punch (2011)
Action, Fantasy

Sucker Punch (2011)

A young girl (Baby Doll) is locked away in a mental asylum by her abusive stepfather where she will undergo a lobotomy in five days' time. Faced with unimaginable odds, she retreats to a fantastical world in her imagination where she and four other female inmates at the asylum, plot to escape the facility. The lines between reality and fantasy blur as Baby Doll and her four companions, as well as a mysterious guide, fight to retrieve the five items they need that will allow them to break free from their captors before it's too late... This is why Sucker Punch (2011) is one of the best movies like Alice In Wonderland (1951). (Read More)

Themes:surrealism
Characters:girl
Story:sister sister relationship, alice in wonderland, imagination, reality, key, creature, falling from height, female protagonist, dream, fire, cult film, chase

Pleasantville (1998) is one of the best movies like Alice In Wonderland (1951)
Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

Pleasantville (1998)

David Wagner is a kid whose mind is stuck in the 1950s. He's addicted to a classic 50's sitcom television show called "Pleasantville". Pleasntville is a simple place, a place where all of its citizens are swell and simple-minded folks, a place where the word "violence", and life outside of Pleasantville, is unbeknown to its inhabitants; things are perfect down in Pleasantville. One evening, the life of David and his obnoxious sister Jennifer take a bizarre turn when an eccentric repairman hand them a supposed magical remote. After a quarrel between the siblings, they inexplicably zap themselves into the world of "Pleasantville". Now, David and Jennifer must adjust to a 50s lifestyle of repressed desires and considerably different societal values while trying to find their way home. (Read More)

Story:alternate dimension, sister, white, red, rose, reality, flower, tree, transformation, cat, fire, title spoken by character

Big Fish (2003)
Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance

Big Fish (2003)

United Press International journalist Will Bloom and his French freelance photojournalist wife Josephine Bloom, who is pregnant with their first child, leave their Paris base to return to Will's hometown of Ashton, Alabama on the news that his father, Edward Bloom, stricken with cancer, will soon die, he being taken off chemotherapy treatment. Although connected indirectly through Will's mother/Edward's wife, Sandra Bloom, Will has been estranged from his father for three years since his and Josephine's wedding. Will's issue with his father is the fanciful tales Edward has told of his life all his life, not only to Will but the whole world. As a child when Edward was largely absent as a traveling salesman, Will believed those stories, but now realizes that he does not know his father, who, as he continues to tell these stories, he will never get to know unless Edward comes clean with the truth before he dies. On the brink of his own family life beginning, Will does not want to be the kind of father Edward has been to him. One of those stories from Edward's childhood - that he saw his own death in the glass eye of a witch - led to him embracing life since he would not have to fear death knowing when and how it would eventually come. The question is whether Will will be able to reconcile Edward's stories against his real life, either directly from Edward before he dies and/or from other sources, and thus allow Will to come to a new understanding of himself and his life, past, present and future. (Read More)

Themes:surrealism
Locations:forest
Characters:girl
Story:underwater scene, cane, twin, flower, key, tree, fairy tale, fish, tears, cat, dream, crying, chase, party, singing, title spoken by character, based on novel, dog

Snow White And The Huntsman (2012)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

Snow White And The Huntsman (2012)

Snow White, imprisoned daughter of the late king, escapes just as the Magic Mirror declares her the source of the Evil Queen's immortality. The Queen sends her men, led by a local huntsman, to bring her back. But upon her capture, the huntsman finds he's being played and turns against the Queen's men, saving Snow White in the process. Meanwhile, Snow's childhood friend, William, learns that she is alive and sets off to save her. (Read More)

Themes:magic
Locations:forest
Story:white, queen, king, mushroom, flower, rabbit, fairy tale, character name in title

Frozen (2013)
Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical

Frozen (2013)

Anna, a fearless optimist, sets off on an epic journey - teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff and his loyal reindeer Sven - to find her sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom. From the outside Anna's sister, Elsa looks poised, regal and reserved, but in reality, she lives in fear as she wrestles with a mighty secret-she was born with the power to create ice and snow. It's a beautiful ability, but also extremely dangerous. Haunted by the moment her magic nearly killed her younger sister Anna, Elsa has isolated herself, spending every waking minute trying to suppress her growing powers. Her mounting emotions trigger the magic, accidentally setting off an eternal winter that she can't stop. She fears she's becoming a monster and that no one, not even her sister, can help her. (Read More)

Themes:magic
Locations:ocean
Characters:girl
Story:sister, sister sister relationship, queen, no narration, carrot, anthropomorphism, reality, female protagonist, party, singing, title spoken by character

Jaws (1975) is one of the best movies like Alice In Wonderland (1951)
Adventure, Drama, Thriller

Jaws (1975)

It's a hot summer on Amity Island, a small community whose main business is its beaches. When new Sheriff Martin Brody discovers the remains of a shark attack victim, his first inclination is to close the beaches to swimmers. This doesn't sit well with Mayor Larry Vaughn and several of the local businessmen. Brody backs down to his regret as that weekend a young boy is killed by the predator. The dead boy's mother puts out a bounty on the shark and Amity is soon swamped with amateur hunters and fisherman hoping to cash in on the reward. A local fisherman with much experience hunting sharks, Quint, offers to hunt down the creature for a hefty fee. Soon Quint, Brody and Matt Hooper from the Oceanographic Institute are at sea hunting the Great White shark. As Brody succinctly surmises after their first encounter with the creature, they're going to need a bigger boat. This is why Jaws (1975) is one of the best movies like Alice In Wonderland (1951). (Read More)

Locations:sea, ocean, england, beach
Story:white, underwater scene, sun, eaten alive, blockbuster, underwater, creature, fire, cult film, chase, singing, based on novel, dog

Honey, I Shrunk The Kids (1989)
Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-fi

Honey, I Shrunk The Kids (1989)

Wayne Szalinski is your average "nutty scientist", working on a top secret machine that shrinks objects. When it unexpectedly starts working, he's so amazed he forgets to tell his family to be careful. And when they wander into his lab...

Themes:surrealism
Story:shrinking, sudden change in size, miniaturization, door, child's point of view, blockbuster, crying, cult film, title spoken by character, dog

Robin Hood (2010)
Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Romance

Robin Hood (2010)

Birth of a legend. Following King Richard's death in France, archer Robin Longstride, along with Will Scarlett, Alan-a-Dale and Little John, returns to England. They encounter the dying Robert of Locksley, whose party was ambushed by treacherous Godfrey, who hopes to facilitate a French invasion of England. Robin promises the dying knight he will return his sword to his father Walter in Nottingham. Here Walter encourages him to impersonate the dead man to prevent his land being confiscated by the crown, and he finds himself with Marian, a ready-made wife. Hoping to stir baronial opposition to weak King John and allow an easy French take-over, Godfrey worms his way into the king's service as Earl Marshal of England and brutally invades towns under the pretext of collecting Royal taxes. Can Robin navigate the politics of barons, royals, traitors, and the French? (Read More)

Locations:england, forest, beach
Story:oyster, crown, queen, king, falling from height, fire, party, singing, character name in title, dog

The Tree Of Life (2011)
Drama, Fantasy

The Tree Of Life (2011)

The impressionistic story of a Texas family in the 1950s. The film follows the life journey of the eldest son, Jack, through the innocence of childhood to his disillusioned adult years as he tries to reconcile a complicated relationship with his father ('Brad Pitt' (qv)). Jack (played as an adult by 'Sean Penn (I)' (qv)) finds himself a lost soul in the modern world, seeking answers to the origins and meaning of life while questioning the existence of faith. (Read More)

Locations:ocean, sea, forest, beach
Story:underwater scene, lizard, butterfly, sun, ladder, flower, garden, flowers, tree, fish, tears, cat, crying, fire, dog

Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them (2016) is one of the best movies like Alice In Wonderland (1951)
Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them (2016)

Holding a mysterious leather suitcase in his hand, Newt Scamander, a young activist wizard from England, visits New York while he is on his way to Arizona. Inside his expanding suitcase hides a wide array of diverse, magical creatures that exist among us, ranging from tiny, twig-like ones, to majestic and humongous ones. It is the middle of the 20s and times are troubled since the already fragile equilibrium of secrecy between the unseen world of wizards and the ordinary or "No-Maj" people that the MACUSA Congress struggles to maintain, is at risk of being unsettled. In the meantime, the voices against wizardry keep growing with daily protests led by Mary Lou Barebone and fuelled by the increasing disasters ascribed to a dark wizard, Gellert Grindelwald. At the same time, by a twist of fate, Newt's precious suitcase will be switched with the identical one of an aspiring No-Maj baker, Jacob Kowalski, while demoted Auror, Tina Goldstein, arrests Newt for being an unregistered wizard. To make matters worse, with the suitcase in the wrong hands, several creatures manage to escape to unknown directions. Before long, this situation will catch Senior Auror Percival Graves' attention who will target both Tina and Newt amid panic caused by an invisible, devastating and utterly unpredictable menace that still wreaks havoc in New York's 5th Avenue. Is there a hidden agenda behind Graves' intentions and ultimately, what will happen to the remaining magical creatures still loose in the streets? (Read More)

Themes:anger, magic, surrealism
Locations:england
Story:sister sister relationship, teapot, altered version of studio logo, invisibility, blockbuster, egg, umbrella, creature, animal, bird, trial, fire, chase, title spoken by character, based on novel

The Hunchback Of Notre Dame (1996)
Animation, Drama, Family, Musical, Romance

The Hunchback Of Notre Dame (1996)

In 15th century Paris, Clopin the puppeteer tells the story of Quasimodo, the misshapen but gentle-souled bell ringer of Notre Dame, who was nearly killed as a baby by Claude Frollo, the Minister of Justice. But Frollo was forced by the Archdeacon of Notre Dame to raise Quasimodo as his own. Now a young man, Quasimodo is hidden from the world by Frollo in the belltower of the cathedral. But during the Festival of Fools, Quasimodo, cheered on by his gargoyle friends Victor, Hugo, and Laverne, decides to take part in the festivities, where he meets the lovely gypsy girl Esmeralda and the handsome soldier Phoebus. The three of them find themselves ranged against Frollo's cruelty and his attempts to destroy the home of the gypsies, the Court of Miracles. And Quasimodo must desperately defend both Esmeralda and the very cathedral of Notre Dame. This is why The Hunchback Of Notre Dame (1996) is one of the best movies like Alice In Wonderland (1951). (Read More)

Themes:surrealism
Characters:girl
Story:title appears in song, anthropomorphism, blockbuster, 2d animation, judge, tears, falling from height, crying, fire, singing, based on novel

Puss In Boots (2011)
Action, Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Puss In Boots (2011)

Years before meeting Shrek and Donkey, the adorable but tricky Puss in Boots must clear his name from all charges making him a wanted fugitive. While trying to steal magic beans from the infamous criminals Jack and Jill, the hero crosses paths with his female match, Kitty Softpaws, who leads Puss to his old friend, but now enemy, Humpty Dumpty. Memories of friendship and betrayal enlarges Puss' doubt, but he eventually agrees to help the egg get the magic beans. Together, the three plan to steal the beans, get to the Giant's castle, nab the golden goose, and clear Puss' name. (Read More)

Themes:magic
Story:talking cat, match, hat, egg, fairy tale, cat, three word title, chase, title spoken by character, character name in title

The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Musical

The Wizard Of Oz (1939)

In this charming film based on the popular L. Frank Baum stories, Dorothy and her dog Toto are caught in a tornado's path and somehow end up in the land of Oz. Here she meets some memorable friends and foes in her journey to meet the Wizard of Oz who everyone says can help her return home and possibly grant her new friends their goals of a brain, heart and courage. (Read More)

Themes:magic
Locations:forest
Story:talking animal, it was all a dream, angry, fantasy world, sister, flower, tree, falling from height, cat, dream, crying, fire, singing, title spoken by character, dog

The Croods (2013) is one of the best movies like Alice In Wonderland (1951)
Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy

The Croods (2013)

"The Croods" are an eccentric family of cavemen, who survive the harsh terrain by living accordingly to a strict set of rules. But when their home is destroyed in the wake of an impending disaster known as "The End", they are forced to leave their home of shelter and security, and into the wilderness of the unknown to find a new home. (Read More)

Story:starfish, labyrinth, sun, blockbuster, egg, fireworks, flower, umbrella, bird, falling from height, female protagonist, fire, chase, character name in title

Into The Woods (2014)
Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Musical

Into The Woods (2014)

Into the Woods is a modern twist on the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales in a musical format that follows the classic tales of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel-all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife, their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the witch who has put a curse on them. (Read More)

Themes:magic
Locations:forest
Story:red, white, title appears in song, altered version of studio logo, eaten alive, egg, garden, transformation, fairy tale, bird, three word title, singing, title spoken by character

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