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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:kidnapping,  surrealism
Period:1980s
Story:shrinking ray,  shrinking,  scientist,  breakfast machine,  lego brick,  male to female footsie playing,  sudden change in size,  travelling,  home alone,  female to male footsie playing,  miniaturization,  science runs amok,  animated credits,  footsie under the table,  backyard,  generation gap,  ant,  bee,  opening a door,  comma in title,  despair,  child's point of view,  inventor,  stop motion animation,  part animation,  laser,  visit,  wilderness,  blockbuster,  mutant,  experiment,  directorial debut,  suburb,  five word title,  journey,  search,  man with glasses,  survival,  blonde,  crying,  brother sister relationship,  teenage girl,  brother brother relationship,  cult film,  title spoken by character,  dog

Honey I Blew Up The Kid (1992)
Adventure, Comedy, Family, Romance, Sci-fi

Honey I Blew Up The Kid (1992)

Wayne Szalinski is at it again. But instead of shrinking things, he tries to make a machine that can make things grow. As in the first one, his machine isn't quite accurate. But when he brings Nick & his toddler son Adam to see his invention, the machine unexpectedly starts working. And when Adam comes right up to the machine, he gets zapped along with his stuffed bunny. Now, whenever Adam comes near anything electrical, the electricity causes him to grow. Adam soon starts to grow to the height of over 100 feet. And he is now walking through Las Vegas which he thinks is one big play land. (Read More)

Story:shrinking ray,  sudden change in size,  shrinking,  miniaturization,  animated credits,  inventor,  man with glasses,  scientist,  cult film

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The Goonies (1985)
Adventure, Comedy, Family

The Goonies (1985)

Mikey Walsh and Brandon Walsh are brothers whose family is preparing to move because developers want to build a golf course in the place of their neighborhood -- unless enough money is raised to stop the construction of the golf course, and that's quite doubtful. But when Mikey stumbles upon a treasure map of the famed "One-Eyed" Willy's hidden fortune, Mikey, Brandon, and their friends Lawrence "Chunk" Cohen, Clark "Mouth" Devereaux, Andrea "Andy" Carmichael, Stefanie "Stef" Steinbrenner, and Richard "Data" Wang, calling themselves The Goonies, set out on a quest to find the treasure in hopes of saving their neighborhood. The treasure is in a cavern, but the entrance to the cavern is under the restaurant of evil thief Mama Fratelli and her sons Jake Fratelli, Francis Fratelli, and the severely disfigured Lotney "Sloth" Fratelli. Sloth befriends the Goonies and decides to help them. (Read More)

Period:1980s
Story:travelling,  home alone,  opening a door,  child's point of view,  inventor,  visit,  blockbuster,  suburb,  journey,  search,  blonde,  teenage girl,  brother brother relationship,  cult film,  title spoken by character

Ant-man (2015)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-fi

Ant-man (2015)

Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, con-man Scott Lang must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world. (Read More)

Themes:surrealism
Story:ant,  lego brick,  sudden change in size,  shrinking,  miniaturization,  inventor,  laser,  blockbuster,  experiment,  suburb,  scientist,  crying,  title spoken by character,  dog

Innerspace (1987) is one of the best movies like Honey, I Shrunk The Kids (1989)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-fi, Thriller

Innerspace (1987)

Tuck Pendleton is a cocky pilot, who is taking part in a miniaturization experiment. When some bad guys break into the lab to steal the technology, one of the scientists takes a syringe which contains the miniaturized Tuck and vessel. Now in the vessel is part of the material needed to restore him. But the other part which is the lab is stolen. The scientist's shot but before dying he injects Tuck into Jack Putter, a hypochondriac, who feels that something is wrong with him all the time. When Tuck links himself to Jack's systems, he discovers that something happened. So they go back to the lab, and discover what happened. Now they are told that unless they retrieve the material that was stolen they won't be able to restore Tuck before his oxygen is depleted. Now the government rep decides that the only thing that matters that as long as they have the other half of the material, it is useless to the thieves. So Tuck eggs Jack to go out and find the thieves. They enlist the aid of Tuck's old girlfriend, Lydia, who is a reporter. And it's fortunate for them that she has a lead that pans out. (Read More)

Themes:kidnapping
Story:shrinking ray,  miniaturization,  experiment,  sudden change in size,  shrinking,  laser,  journey,  search,  scientist

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Back To The Future (1985)
Adventure, Comedy, Sci-fi

Back To The Future (1985)

Marty McFly, a typical American teenager of the Eighties, is accidentally sent back to 1955 in a plutonium-powered DeLorean "time machine" invented by a slightly mad scientist. During his often hysterical, always amazing trip back in time, Marty must make certain his teenage parents-to-be meet and fall in love - so he can get back to the future. This is why Back To The Future (1985) is one of the best movies like Honey, I Shrunk The Kids (1989). (Read More)

Period:1980s
Story:scientist,  breakfast machine,  travelling,  inventor,  blockbuster,  experiment,  suburb,  teenage girl,  cult film,  title spoken by character,  dog

Hollow Man (2000)
Action, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Hollow Man (2000)

Having discovered they could turn animals invisible, a group of scientists test the subject on a human. Head of research, Dr. Sebastian Caine decides to use himself as the subject. After the experiment can't be reversed, it takes a toll on Caine's personality, causing him to hunt down and kill his colleagues (Read More)

Themes:surrealism
Story:experiment,  science runs amok,  suburb,  man with glasses,  survival,  scientist,  cult film,  dog

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

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X-men: Apocalypse (2016) is one of the best movies like Honey, I Shrunk The Kids (1989)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

X-men: Apocalypse (2016)

Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshiped as a god. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel's X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible. Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is disillusioned with the world as he finds it and recruits a team of powerful mutants, including a disheartened Magneto, to cleanse mankind and create a new world order, over which he will reign. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Raven with the help of Professor X must lead a team of young X-Men to stop their greatest nemesis and save mankind from complete destruction. (Read More)

Themes:kidnapping,  surrealism
Period:1980s
Story:mutant,  inventor,  laser,  blockbuster,  man with glasses,  survival,  scientist,  teenage girl,  brother brother relationship,  dog

Scanners (1981)
Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Scanners (1981)

Darryl Revok is the most powerful of all the scanners, and is the head of the underground scanner movement for world domination. Scanners have great psychic power, strong enough to control minds; they can inflict enormous pain/damage on their victims. Doctor Paul Ruth finds a scanner that Revok hasn't, and converts him to their cause - to destroy the underground movement. (Read More)

Themes:surrealism
Period:1980s
Story:science runs amok,  opening a door,  visit,  man with glasses,  scientist,  brother brother relationship,  cult film,  title spoken by character

X2 (2003)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi, Thriller

X2 (2003)

Several months have passed since The X-Men defeated Magneto and imprisoned him in a seemingly impregnable plastic chamber. One day, a mutant by the name of Nightcrawler infiltrates the White House and attempts to assassinate the president, setting off a chain reaction of anti-mutant measures by the government. Meanwhile, Logan is trying to discover his past. As scientist named William Stryker discovers Professor X's secret school and Cerebro, Magneto's partner, Mystique, is planning to break her leader out of prison. But when Professor X's school is attacked by Stryker's forces, Logan, Rogue, Iceman and a few are lucky to escape. Those who remain meet in Boston, where they form an uneasy alliance with Magneto to stop Stryker and rescue Professor X. This is why X2 (2003) is one of the best movies like Honey, I Shrunk The Kids (1989). (Read More)

Themes:kidnapping,  surrealism
Story:mutant,  scientist,  female to male footsie playing,  footsie under the table,  laser,  blockbuster,  search,  cult film

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The Fly (1986)
Drama, Horror, Sci-fi

The Fly (1986)

Seth Brundle ('Jeff Goldblum' (qv)), a brilliant but eccentric scientist attempts to woo investigative journalist Veronica Quaife ('Geena Davis' (qv)) by offering her a scoop on his latest research in the field of matter transportation, which against all the expectations of the scientific establishment have proved successful. Up to a point. Brundle thinks he has ironed out the last problem when he successfully transports a living creature, but when he attempts to teleport himself a fly enters one of the transmission booths, and Brundle finds he is a changed man. This Science-Gone-Mad film is the source of the quotable quote "Be afraid. Be very afraid." (Read More)

Period:1980s
Story:scientist,  science runs amok,  mutant,  experiment,  cult film

Aguirre, Der Zorn Gottes (1972) is one of the best movies like Honey, I Shrunk The Kids (1989)
Adventure, Biography, Drama, History

Aguirre, Der Zorn Gottes (1972)

A few decades after the destruction of the Inca empire, a Spanish expedition leaves the mountains of Peru and goes down the Amazon river in search of gold and wealth. Soon, they come across great difficulties and Don Aguirres, a ruthless man who cares only about riches, becomes their leader. But will his quest lead them to "the golden city", or to certain destruction? (Read More)

Themes:surrealism
Story:search,  travelling,  visit,  journey,  cult film,  title spoken by character

Jurassic Park (1993)
Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

Jurassic Park (1993)

Huge advancements in scientific technology have enabled a mogul to create an island full of living dinosaurs. John Hammond has invited four individuals, along with his two grandchildren, to join him at Jurassic Park. But will everything go according to plan? A park employee attempts to steal dinosaur embryos, critical security systems are shut down and it now becomes a race for survival with dinosaurs roaming freely over the island. (Read More)

Story:science runs amok,  child's point of view,  part animation,  visit,  blockbuster,  experiment,  survival,  scientist,  brother sister relationship,  teenage girl,  cult film,  title spoken by character

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Sixteen Candles (1984)
Comedy, Romance

Sixteen Candles (1984)

Samantha's life is going downhill fast. The sixteen-year-old has a crush on the most popular boy in school, and the geekiest boy in school has a crush on her. Her sister's getting married, and with all the excitement the rest of her family forgets her birthday! Add all this to a pair of horrendously embarrassing grandparents, a foreign exchange student named Long Duk Dong, and we have the makings of a hilarious journey into young womanhood. (Read More)

Period:1980s
Story:directorial debut,  suburb,  journey,  brother sister relationship,  teenage girl,  cult film

Hook (1991)
Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Hook (1991)

Peter Pan (Williams) has grown up to be a cut-throat merger and acquisitions lawyer, and is married to Wendy's granddaughter. Captain Hook (Hoffman) kidnaps his children, and Peter returns to Never Land with Tinkerbell (Roberts). With the help of her and the Lost Boys, he must remember how to be Peter Pan again in order to save his children by battling with Captain Hook once again. This is why Hook (1991) is one of the best movies like Honey, I Shrunk The Kids (1989). (Read More)

Themes:kidnapping
Story:visit,  miniaturization,  child's point of view,  blockbuster,  man with glasses,  crying,  brother sister relationship,  cult film,  title spoken by character,  dog

Morgan (2016) is one of the best movies like Honey, I Shrunk The Kids (1989)
Action, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Morgan (2016)

Themes:kidnapping
Story:science runs amok,  mutant,  directorial debut,  man with glasses,  scientist,  title spoken by character

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X-men: Days Of Future Past (2014)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

X-men: Days Of Future Past (2014)

In the future, the mutants and the humans that help them are slaughtered by powerful robots named Sentinels. Professor Xavier, Wolverine, Magneto, Storm, Kitty Pryde and her friends meet at a monastery in China and Xavier explains that the invincible Sentinels were created using the DNA of Mystique that was captured in 1973 when she tried to assassinate their creator Dr. Bolivar Trask. Xavier tells that their only chance is return to 1973 using Pryde's ability to join Charles Xavier and Erik Lehnsherr to convince Mystique to give up of her intention. . However, only Wolverine can withstand the damages of the time travel. Will he succeed in stopping Mystique and the Sentinel Program and save the mutants and their human friends from annihilation? (Read More)

Themes:surrealism
Story:science runs amok,  inventor,  blockbuster,  mutant,  experiment,  survival,  scientist

The Time Machine (2002)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

The Time Machine (2002)

Based on the classic sci-fi novel by H.G. Wells, scientist and inventor, Alexander Hartdegen, is determined to prove that time travel is possible. His determination is turned to desperation by a personal tragedy that now drives him to want to change the past. Testing his theories with a time machine of his own invention, Hartdegen is hurtled 800,000 years into the future, where he discovers that mankind has divided into the hunter - and the hunted. (Read More)

Story:inventor,  scientist,  mutant,  experiment,  title spoken by character

Epic (2013)
Adventure, Animation, Family, Fantasy

Epic (2013)

Young Mary Katherine (M.K.) returns to her eccentric scientist father's home, but his all-consuming quest to discover a tiny civilization in the neighboring forest drives them apart. However, M.K. soon finds herself shrunken down by Queen Tara of that forest who was mortally wounded by the putrefying Boggans, and charged to deliver a pod bearing the new Queen to safety. Together with a veteran Leafman warrior, two goofy mollusks and a young maverick, M.K. agrees to help. As the villainous Boggan leader, Mandrake closes in, M.K. and her new friends must draw on the best of themselves together and discover what they have to save their world. (Read More)

Story:scientist,  sudden change in size,  miniaturization,  journey,  search,  teenage girl,  dog

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Twins (1988) is one of the best movies like Honey, I Shrunk The Kids (1989)
Comedy, Crime

Twins (1988)

Julius and Vincent Benedict are the results of an experiment that would allow for the perfect child. Julius was planned and grows to athletic proportions. Vincent is an accident and is somewhat smaller in stature. Vincent is placed in an orphanage while Julius is taken to a South Seas island and raised by philosophers. Vincent becomes the ultimate lowlife and is about to be killed by loan sharks when Julius discovers that he has a brother and begins looking for him. This is why Twins (1988) is one of the best movies like Honey, I Shrunk The Kids (1989). (Read More)

Period:1980s
Story:experiment,  blockbuster,  scientist,  brother brother relationship,  title spoken by character

Tomorrowland (2015)
Action, Adventure, Family, Mystery, Sci-fi

Tomorrowland (2015)

Bound by a shared destiny, a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor jaded by disillusionment embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory as "Tomorrowland." (Read More)

Themes:surrealism
Story:inventor,  laser,  journey,  survival,  scientist,  brother sister relationship,  teenage girl,  title spoken by character,  dog

Labyrinth (1986)
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:kidnapping,  surrealism
Period:1980s
Story:journey,  search,  crying,  teenage girl,  cult film,  title spoken by character,  dog

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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)

Story:child's point of view,  stop motion animation,  part animation,  blockbuster,  brother sister relationship,  title spoken by character,  dog

I Am Legend (2007) is one of the best movies like Honey, I Shrunk The Kids (1989)
Drama, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

I Am Legend (2007)

Robert Neville is a scientist who was unable to stop the spread of the terrible virus that was incurable and man-made. Immune, Neville is now the last human survivor in what is left of New York City and perhaps the world. For three years, Neville has faithfully sent out daily radio messages, desperate to find any other survivors who might be out there. But he is not alone. Mutant victims of the plague -- The Infected -- lurk in the shadows... watching Neville's every move... waiting for him to make a fatal mistake. Perhaps mankind's last, best hope, Neville is driven by only one remaining mission: to find a way to reverse the effects of the virus using his own immune blood. But he knows he is outnumbered... and quickly running out of time. (Read More)

Story:scientist,  despair,  blockbuster,  mutant,  experiment,  dog

Howard The Duck (1986)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Romance, Sci-fi

Howard The Duck (1986)

A scientific experiment unknowingly brings extraterrestrial life forms to the Earth through a laser beam. First is the cigar smoking drake Howard from the duck's planet. A few kids try to keep him from the greedy scientists and help him back to his planet. But then a much less friendly being arrives through the beam... This is why Howard The Duck (1986) is one of the best movies like Honey, I Shrunk The Kids (1989). (Read More)

Period:1980s
Story:laser,  experiment,  scientist,  cult film

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Watership Down (1978)
Adventure, Animation, Drama, Family, Thriller

Watership Down (1978)

Based upon Richard Adam's novel of the same title, this animated feature delves into the surprisingly violent world of a warren of rabbits as they seek to establish a new colony free of tyranny and human intervention. Frightening and bloody in some scenes. Not recommended for young children.

Themes:surrealism
Story:blockbuster,  directorial debut,  journey,  brother brother relationship,  cult film,  dog

Die Unendliche Geschichte (1984)
Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy

Die Unendliche Geschichte (1984)

Bastian is a young boy who lives a dreary life being tormented by school bullies. On one such occasion he escapes into a book shop where the old proprieter reveals an ancient story-book to him, which he is warned can be dangerous. Shortly after, he "borrows" the book and begins to read it in the school attic where he is drawn into the mythical land of Fantasia, which desperately needs a hero to save it from destruction. (Read More)

Story:travelling,  opening a door,  despair,  stop motion animation,  visit,  journey,  survival,  scientist,  cult film,  title spoken by character

A Bug's Life (1998) is one of the best movies like Honey, I Shrunk The Kids (1989)
Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy

A Bug's Life (1998)

At an annual pace, a huge colony of ants is forced to collect every piece of food that grows on their island for a group of menacing grasshoppers. But that all changes when a misfit inventor ant named Flik accidentally knocks over the offering pile thus forcing the grasshoppers' devious leader Hopper to force the ants to redo their gathering of food. Despite the fact that his friends don't believe him and desperate to help save the colony, Flik volunteers to go out into the world and search for a group of 'warrior' bugs. Instead, what he got was a talented group of circus performers. But when the grasshoppers return and take control of the island, Flik must prove himself a true hero before it's too late. (Read More)

Story:ant,  inventor,  blockbuster,  search,  crying

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The Adventures Of Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert (1994)
Comedy, Music

The Adventures Of Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert (1994)

Two drag-queens (Anthony/Mitzi and Adam/Felicia) and a transgender woman contract to perform a drag show at a resort in Alice Springs, a resort town in the remote Australian desert. They head west from Sydney aboard their lavender bus, Priscilla. En route, it is discovered that the woman they've contracted with is Anthony's wife. Their bus breaks down, and is repaired by Bob, who travels on with them. (Read More)

Story:travelling,  opening a door,  comma in title,  visit,  journey,  man with glasses,  blonde,  cult film,  dog

The Wrong Trousers (1993)
Animation, Comedy, Crime, Family, Sci-fi, Short

The Wrong Trousers (1993)

Plasticine animation of Wallace and Gromit, inventors of all manner of useful devices. Gromit (a dog) finds himself being pushed out of his room and home by a new lodger who is actually a ruthless criminal (and a small penguin). The penguin is planning a robbery and needs to use Wallace and his mechanical remote controlled trousers to pull off the raid. However, Gromit is wise to the penguin and comes to the rescue. This is why The Wrong Trousers (1993) is one of the best movies like Honey, I Shrunk The Kids (1989). (Read More)

Themes:surrealism
Story:breakfast machine,  inventor,  stop motion animation,  crying,  dog

The Island Of Dr. Moreau (1996)
Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Island Of Dr. Moreau (1996)

Set in the year 2010, Dr. Moreau has successfully combined human and animal DNA to make a crossbreed animal. Well, as usual, something goes wrong and David Thewlis must try to stop it before it is too late. Originally rated R, but cut by Frankenheimer to allow "a wider audience".

Themes:surrealism
Story:science runs amok,  mutant,  experiment,  scientist,  cult film

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Astro Boy (2009) is one of the best movies like Honey, I Shrunk The Kids (1989)
Action, Animation, Comedy, Family, Sci-fi

Astro Boy (2009)

Set in futuristic Metro City, Astro Boy is about a young robot with incredible powers created by a brilliant scientist in the image of the son he has lost. Unable to fulfill the grieving man's expectations, our hero embarks on a journey in search of acceptance, experiencing betrayal and a netherworld of robot gladiators, before he returns to save Metro City and reconcile with the father who had rejected him. (Read More)

Story:inventor,  laser,  journey,  search,  scientist,  teenage girl,  title spoken by character

Weird Science (1985)
Comedy, Romance, Sci-fi

Weird Science (1985)

Two unpopular teenagers, Gary Wallace and Wyatt Donnelly, fail at all attempts to be accepted by their peers. Their desperation to be liked leads them to "create" a woman via their computer. Their living and breathing creation is a gorgeous woman, Lisa, whose purpose is to boost their confidence level by putting them into situations which require Gary and Wyatt to act like men. On their road to becoming accepted, they encounter many hilarious obstacles, which gives the movie an overall sense of silliness. (Read More)

Period:1980s
Story:visit,  experiment,  suburb,  blonde,  teenage girl,  brother brother relationship,  cult film,  dog

The Blob (1988)
Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Blob (1988)

Meg Penny is a cheerleader out on her first date with one of the football players, Paul Taylor. It doesn't go very well. Before they get where they're going, an old vagrant runs out in front of Paul's car, screaming in terror. The old man is closely followed by Brian Flagg, the local teen rebel, complete with long hair, black leather jacket, motorcycle and tough-guy attitude. Paul blames Brian for chasing the old man, but after the threesome takes him to the doctor's office, it becomes clear the vagrant had more to worry about than some young tough. He was screaming because of the acid-like substance on his hand - a substance that spreads over his body and eventually consumes him. Soon, the growing red blob, which sprouts tentacles to attack its victims, becomes a menace to the small town of Arbeville, Colorado. The military soon arrives in Hazmat suits, led by the wide-eyed Dr. Christopher Meddows. They're from the government, they say, and they want to help; but Brian's distrust for authority figures proves justified when he learns of their true motives. (Read More)

Period:1980s
Story:science runs amok,  stop motion animation,  survival,  scientist,  brother sister relationship,  teenage girl,  brother brother relationship,  cult film,  dog

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The Lawnmower Man (1992)
Horror, Sci-fi

The Lawnmower Man (1992)

A scientist performs experiments involving intelligence enhancing drugs and virtual reality on a simple-minded gardener. He puts the gardener on an extensive schedule of learning, and quickly he becomes brilliant. But at this point the gardener has a few ideas of his own on how the research should continue, and the scientist begins losing control of his experiments. This is why The Lawnmower Man (1992) is one of the best movies like Honey, I Shrunk The Kids (1989). (Read More)

Themes:surrealism
Story:science runs amok,  bee,  part animation,  scientist,  cult film

E.t. The Extra-terrestrial (1982) is one of the best movies like Honey, I Shrunk The Kids (1989)
Family, Sci-fi

E.t. The Extra-terrestrial (1982)

After a gentle alien becomes stranded on Earth, the being is discovered and befriended by a young boy named Elliott. Bringing the extraterrestrial into his suburban California house, Elliott introduces E.T., as the alien is dubbed, to his brother and his little sister, Gertie, and the children decide to keep its existence a secret. Soon, however, E.T. falls ill, resulting in government intervention and a dire situation for both Elliott and the alien. (Read More)

Period:1980s
Story:child's point of view,  visit,  blockbuster,  suburb,  scientist,  brother sister relationship,  brother brother relationship,  cult film,  dog

Into The Wild (2007)
Adventure, Biography, Drama

Into The Wild (2007)

Based on a true story. After graduating from Emory University, Christopher McCandless abandoned his possessions, gave his entire savings account to charity, and hitchhiked to Alaska to live in the wilderness. Along the way, Christopher encounters a series of characters who shape his life.

Story:wilderness,  bee,  journey,  search,  blonde,  crying,  brother sister relationship,  teenage girl,  title spoken by character,  dog

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Peter Pan (1953)
Adventure, Animation, Family, Fantasy, Musical

Peter Pan (1953)

An adaptation of J. M. Barrie's story about a boy who never grew up. The three children of the Darling family receive a visit from Peter Pan, who takes them to Never Land, where an ongoing war between Peter's gang of rag-tag runaways and the evil Pirate Captain Hook is taking place.

Themes:kidnapping,  surrealism
Story:visit,  blockbuster,  journey,  brother sister relationship,  brother brother relationship,  title spoken by character,  dog

Planet Of The Apes (1968)
Adventure, Sci-fi

Planet Of The Apes (1968)

Taylor and two other astronauts come out of deep hibernation to find that their ship has crashed. Escaping with little more than clothes they find that they have landed on a planet where men are pre-lingual and uncivilized while apes have learned speech and technology. Taylor is captured and taken to the city of the apes after damaging his throat so that he is silent and cannot communicate with the apes. (Read More)

Story:science runs amok,  wilderness,  blockbuster,  journey,  search,  scientist,  cult film

Loaded Weapon 1 (1993) is one of the best movies like Honey, I Shrunk The Kids (1989)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Loaded Weapon 1 (1993)

An LA detective is murdered because she has microfilm with the recipe to make cocaine cookies. A "Lethal Weapon" style cop team tries to find and stop the fiends before they can dope the nation by distributing their wares via the "Wilderness Girls" cookie drive. This is why Loaded Weapon 1 (1993) is one of the best movies like Honey, I Shrunk The Kids (1989). (Read More)

Themes:surrealism
Story:wilderness,  female to male footsie playing,  footsie under the table,  cult film,  dog

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Oliver & Company (1988)
Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Musical

Oliver & Company (1988)

Inspired by Charles Dickens' "Oliver Twist". A homeless kitten named Oliver, roams the streets of New York, where he is taken in by a gang of homeless mutts who survive by stealing from others. During one of these criminal acts, Oliver meets a wealthy young girl named Jenny Foxworth. This meeting will forever change his life. (Read More)

Themes:kidnapping
Period:1980s
Story:opening a door,  visit,  blockbuster,  dog

Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (1993)
Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family

Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (1993)

Three pets (Chance, a young dog unfamiliar with the world; Shadow, an aging, wise dog; and Sassy, a snobby cat) are left behind when their family goes on vacation. Unsure of what happened, the animals set out on a quest to find their family. This journey across America is very dangerous and the animals risk never seeing their masters again. The group of pets travel across forested mountains and areas of wide-open countryside, while their family searches for them in the same areas. (Read More)

Story:journey,  wilderness,  dog

Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985)
Adventure, Comedy, Family

Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985)

The cartoonish and childish character Pee Wee Herman goes on a big adventure for the first time ever when his beloved shiny new bicycle is stolen by his nemesis Francis Buxton, a fellow man-child and neighborhood rich "kid." And he sets off on an obsessive cross-country journey, determined to recover it. Pee-wee's awkward and childish attempts to be cool and mature. (Read More)

Themes:surrealism
Period:1980s
Story:journey,  breakfast machine,  directorial debut,  search,  cult film,  dog

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Four Weddings And A Funeral (1994) is one of the best movies like Honey, I Shrunk The Kids (1989)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Four Weddings And A Funeral (1994)

The film follows the fortunes of Charles and his friends as they wonder if they will ever find true love and marry. Charles thinks he's found "Miss Right" in Carrie, an American. This British subtle comedy revolves around Charlie, his friends and the four weddings and one funeral which they attend.

Story:opening a door,  visit,  blockbuster,  five word title,  brother sister relationship,  brother brother relationship,  cult film,  dog

Risky Business (1983)
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance

Risky Business (1983)

A suburban Chicago teenager's parents leave on vacation, and he cuts loose. An unauthorised trip in his father's Porsche means a sudden need for lots of money, which he raises in a creative way. This is why Risky Business (1983) is one of the best movies like Honey, I Shrunk The Kids (1989).

Period:1980s
Story:home alone,  blockbuster,  directorial debut,  blonde,  cult film

Frankenweenie (2012)
Animation, Comedy, Family, Horror, Sci-fi

Frankenweenie (2012)

When young Victor's pet dog Sparky (who stars in Victor's home-made monster movies) is hit by a car, Victor decides to bring him back to life the only way he knows how. But when the bolt-necked "monster" wreaks havoc and terror in the hearts of Victor's neighbors, he has to convince them (and his parents) that despite his appearance, Sparky's still the good loyal friend he's always been. (Read More)

Story:backyard,  stop motion animation,  experiment,  suburb,  search,  crying,  dog

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Parenthood (1989)
Comedy, Drama

Parenthood (1989)

The story of the Buckman family and friends, attempting to bring up their children. They suffer/enjoy all the events that occur: estranged relatives, the "black sheep" of the family, the eccentrics, the skeletons in the closet, and the rebellious teenagers.

Story:backyard,  blockbuster,  crying,  brother sister relationship,  teenage girl,  brother brother relationship

Critters (1986) is one of the best movies like Honey, I Shrunk The Kids (1989)
Action, Comedy, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Critters (1986)

A massive ball of furry creatures from another world eat their way through a small mid-western town followed by intergalactic bounty hunters opposed only by militant townspeople.

Themes:kidnapping,  surrealism
Period:1980s
Story:laser,  survival,  brother sister relationship,  teenage girl,  cult film,  title spoken by character

Happiness (1998)
Comedy, Drama

Happiness (1998)

A woman breaks up with her boyfriend, he thinks it's because he's fat. A man is unable to tell her next door neighbor he finds her sexually attractive. An old couple wants to split up, but they don't want to get a divorce. A therapist masturbates to teen magazines. An 11 year old kid is insecure about the fact that he hasn't cum yet. Office workers try to recall the face of a coworker who recently died. A woman is sure she has everything she could ever want. The lives of these individuals intertwine as they go about their lives in their own unique ways, engaging in acts society as a whole might find disturbing in a desperate search for human connection. (Read More)

Story:suburb,  search,  man with glasses,  crying,  cult film,  title spoken by character,  dog

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