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Jumanji (1995)
Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Thriller

Jumanji (1995)

After being trapped in a jungle board game for 26 years, a Man-Child wins his release from the game. But, no sooner has he arrived that he is forced to play again, and this time sets the creatures of the jungle loose on the city. Now it is up to him to stop them.

Themes:courage,  magic,  friendship,  surrealism
Locations:jungle,  cemetery,  forest,  beach
Characters:psychiatrist,  bully
Period:1860s,  1960s,  1990s
Story:big game hunter,  abandoned factory,  motorcycle cop,  trailer narrated by nick tate,  animal driving a car,  car through wall,  carnivorous plant,  trailer narrated by hal douglas,  sporting goods store,  dybbuk box,  insect attack,  year 1869,  bicycle chase,  poison ivy,  investment banker,  monsoon,  altering history,  pelican,  conveyor belt,  gun store,  new hampshire,  tail,  stampede,  quicksand,  human becoming an animal,  vortex,  giant insect,  exterminator,  santa claus suit,  auto theft,  chest,  zebra,  year 1969,  mosquito,  rhinoceros,  giant spider,  based on children's book,  loss of parents,  looting,  animal killing,  improvised weapon,  rainforest,  father son reunion,  board game,  recluse,  friends who live together,  christmas party,  shoe,  tween girl,  crocodile,  hiding in a closet,  impersonating a police officer,  missing child,  bullet time,  bat,  mutation,  refrigerator,  20th century,  time lapse photography,  attic,  lion,  construction site,  chaos,  stealing a car,  flood,  presumed dead,  rampage,  earthquake,  animal attack,  cgi,  fish out of water,  blockbuster,  first love,  lifting someone into the air,  overalls,  hunter,  elephant,  heavy rain,  fireplace,  subtitled scene,  monkey,  convertible,  actor playing multiple roles,  19th century,  factory,  prologue,  breaking the fourth wall,  library,  confession,  underwater scene,  child in peril,  hit by a car,  no opening credits,  apology,  bridge,  mansion,  axe,  orphan,  time travel,  river,  revolver,  handcuffs,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  arrest,  small town,  shotgun,  motorcycle,  car accident,  police officer,  brother sister relationship,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character,  mother daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  one word title

The Legend Of Tarzan (2016)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance

The Legend Of Tarzan (2016)

Following his parents' death in Africa, John Clayton has been be raised by an ape, was known by the name Tarzan, but eventually left Africa and for his parents' home in England, along with the woman he fell in love with and married, Jane Porter. He is asked by Belgian King Leopold to go to Africa to see what he has done there to help the country. Initially, he refuses. But an American, George Washington Williams, wants him to accept so he can accompany him. He says that Leopold might be committing all sorts of atrocities to achieve his goal, like slavery. Clayton agrees and his wife insists that she accompany him because she misses Africa. When they arrive, a man named Rom, who works for Leopold, attacks their village and captures Tarzan and Jane. With Washington's help he escapes and sets out to rescue Jane by going across the jungle. Washington joins him despite being told that he might not make it. (Read More)

Themes:courage,  friendship
Locations:jungle
Story:stampede,  animal killing,  rainforest,  crocodile,  lion,  flood,  presumed dead,  animal attack,  blockbuster,  hunter,  elephant,  heavy rain,  fireplace,  subtitled scene,  monkey,  19th century,  prologue,  underwater scene,  child in peril,  no opening credits,  orphan,  river,  revolver,  handcuffs,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character,  father son relationship,  one word title

Critters (1986)
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:courage,  surrealism
Story:improvised weapon,  mutation,  chaos,  stealing a car,  subtitled scene,  prologue,  child in peril,  axe,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  small town,  shotgun,  car accident,  police officer,  brother sister relationship,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character,  mother daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  one word title

Don't Say A Word (2001)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Don't Say A Word (2001)

A group of thieves steal a rare gem, but in the process, two of the men double cross the leader of the thieving group, Patrick, and take off with the precious stone. Ten years later, prominent psychiatrist Nathan Conrad is invited to examine a disturbed young woman named Elisabeth. Patrick immediately kidnaps Nathan's daughter, forcing Nathan to attempt to get Elisabeth to reveal a secret number which will ultimately lead Patrick to the whereabouts of the precious gem that has eluded him. (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Locations:cemetery
Characters:psychiatrist
Period:1990s
Story:motorcycle cop,  improvised weapon,  hiding in a closet,  heavy rain,  fireplace,  prologue,  child in peril,  bridge,  axe,  orphan,  river,  revolver,  handcuffs,  held at gunpoint,  arrest,  shotgun,  motorcycle,  police officer,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character,  mother daughter relationship

Jurassic World (2015) is one of the best movies like Jumanji (1995)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Jurassic World (2015)

22 years after the original Jurassic Park failed, the new park (also known as Jurassic World) is open for business. After years of studying genetics the scientists on the park genetically engineer a new breed of dinosaur. When everything goes horribly wrong, will our heroes make it off the island?

Themes:courage
Locations:jungle,  forest,  beach
Story:animal killing,  construction site,  chaos,  rampage,  animal attack,  blockbuster,  underwater scene,  child in peril,  hit by a car,  no opening credits,  river,  revolver,  rifle,  shotgun,  motorcycle,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character,  mother son relationship

Cell (2016)
Action, Drama, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller, Adventure

Cell (2016)

When a strange signal pulsates through all cell phone networks worldwide, it starts a murderous epidemic of epic proportions when users become bloodthirsty creatures, and a group of people in New England are among the survivors to deal with the ensuing chaos after.

Locations:cemetery,  forest
Story:improvised weapon,  hiding in a closet,  mutation,  refrigerator,  attic,  chaos,  fireplace,  child in peril,  hit by a car,  axe,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  shotgun,  police officer,  brother sister relationship,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  one word title

The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)

Themes:courage,  magic,  surrealism
Locations:forest
Story:tail,  animal killing,  improvised weapon,  time lapse photography,  presumed dead,  animal attack,  heavy rain,  fireplace,  monkey,  prologue,  child in peril,  no opening credits,  bridge,  axe,  orphan,  river,  surprise ending

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)

Locations:jungle
Period:1990s
Story:trailer narrated by nick tate,  mosquito,  friends who live together,  tween girl,  rampage,  animal attack,  blockbuster,  lifting someone into the air,  hunter,  heavy rain,  child in peril,  no opening credits,  rifle,  shotgun,  brother sister relationship,  title spoken by character

San Andreas (2015) is one of the best movies like Jumanji (1995)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller

San Andreas (2015)

In San Andreas, California is experiencing a statewide earthquake that goes on record as easily the biggest earthquake in history. Dwayne Johnson plays Ray Gaines, a helicopter rescue pilot for the Los Angeles Fire Department, who is trying to find his daughter, Blake (Alexandra Daddario), who is in San Francisco amidst the chaos. Ray's estranged wife, Emma, is forced to turn to Ray for help, as he is her last resort. Together they journey to save their daughter. (Read More)

Themes:courage
Story:looting,  chaos,  stealing a car,  flood,  earthquake,  blockbuster,  underwater scene,  child in peril,  no opening credits,  bridge,  mansion,  held at gunpoint,  car accident,  police officer,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character,  mother daughter relationship

Power Rangers (2017)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Power Rangers (2017)

High school outcasts stumble upon an old alien ship, where they acquire superpowers and are dubbed the Power Rangers. Learning that an old enemy of the previous generation has returned to exact vegenance, the group must harness their powers and use them to work together and save the world.

Themes:courage,  magic,  friendship,  surrealism
Locations:cemetery,  forest
Characters:bully
Story:improvised weapon,  bullet time,  mutation,  construction site,  rampage,  heavy rain,  subtitled scene,  prologue,  underwater scene,  no opening credits,  axe,  held at gunpoint,  small town,  shotgun,  car accident,  police officer,  brother sister relationship,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character,  mother daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships

Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them (2016)
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 st… (Read More)

Themes:magic,  surrealism,  friendship
Locations:jungle
Story:rhinoceros,  rainforest,  mutation,  lion,  chaos,  rampage,  animal attack,  fish out of water,  blockbuster,  heavy rain,  monkey,  factory,  no opening credits,  bridge,  orphan,  revolver,  handcuffs,  held at gunpoint,  arrest,  shotgun,  car accident,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character,  father son relationship

Anaconda (1997)
Action, Adventure, Horror, Thriller

Anaconda (1997)

When a documentary crew traveling through the Amazon jungle, picks up a stranded man, they are unaware of the trouble that will occur. This stranger's hobby is to capture the giant Anaconda snake, and plans to continue targeting it on their boat, by any means necessary.

Locations:jungle
Period:1990s
Story:animal killing,  animal attack,  hunter,  heavy rain,  monkey,  underwater scene,  axe,  river,  revolver,  rifle,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character,  one word title

In The Mouth Of Madness (1994) is one of the best movies like Jumanji (1995)
Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller

In The Mouth Of Madness (1994)

With the disappearance of hack horror writer Sutter Cane, all Hell is breaking loose...literally! Author Cane, it seems, has a knack for description that really brings his evil creepy-crawlies to life. Insurance investigator John Trent is sent to investigate Cane's mysterious vanishing act and ends up in the sleepy little East Coast town of Hobb's End. The fact that this town exists as a figment of Cane's twisted imagination is only the beginning of Trent's problems. (Read More)

Themes:surrealism
Characters:psychiatrist
Period:1990s
Story:new hampshire,  mutation,  animal attack,  heavy rain,  fireplace,  hit by a car,  bridge,  axe,  revolver,  handcuffs,  rifle,  arrest,  small town,  shotgun,  car accident,  police officer,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character

Now You See Me 2 (2016)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Now You See Me 2 (2016)

One year after outwitting the FBI and winning the public's adulation with their Robin Hood-style magic spectacles, The Four Horsemen resurface for a comeback performance in hopes of exposing the unethical practices of a tech magnate. The man behind their vanishing act is none other than Walter Mabry, a tech prodigy who threatens the Horsemen into pulling off their most impossible heist yet. Their only hope is to perform one last unprecedented stunt to clear their names and reveal the mastermind behind it all. (Read More)

Themes:magic
Story:improvised weapon,  flood,  presumed dead,  heavy rain,  subtitled scene,  actor playing multiple roles,  prologue,  library,  underwater scene,  no opening credits,  bridge,  mansion,  handcuffs,  held at gunpoint,  arrest,  shotgun,  motorcycle,  surprise ending,  father son relationship

Pan (2015)
Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Pan (2015)

Themes:courage,  magic,  surrealism,  friendship
Locations:forest
Story:crocodile,  animal attack,  fish out of water,  prologue,  underwater scene,  child in peril,  no opening credits,  axe,  orphan,  river,  held at gunpoint,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character,  mother son relationship,  one word title

Into The Storm (2014)
Action, Thriller

Into The Storm (2014)

In the span of a single day, the town of Silverton is ravaged by an unprecedented onslaught of tornadoes. The entire town is at the mercy of the erratic and deadly cyclones, even as storm trackers predict the worst is yet to come. Most people seek shelter, while others run towards the vortex, testing how far a storm chaser will go for that once-in-a-lifetime shot. (Read More)

Story:abandoned factory,  vortex,  construction site,  chaos,  flood,  heavy rain,  prologue,  library,  child in peril,  no opening credits,  small town,  car accident,  surprise ending,  mother daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships

X-men: Apocalypse (2016) is one of the best movies like Jumanji (1995)
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:courage,  surrealism
Locations:forest
Characters:bully
Story:tail,  bullet time,  mutation,  chaos,  stealing a car,  rampage,  earthquake,  fish out of water,  blockbuster,  subtitled scene,  factory,  prologue,  underwater scene,  no opening credits,  mansion,  orphan,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  motorcycle,  surprise ending,  mother daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship

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)

Themes:courage,  friendship
Locations:cemetery,  forest
Story:improvised weapon,  mutation,  chaos,  rampage,  child in peril,  hit by a car,  bridge,  axe,  orphan,  revolver,  handcuffs,  held at gunpoint,  arrest,  small town,  motorcycle,  car accident,  brother sister relationship,  surprise ending,  mother daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)

Themes:courage,  magic,  friendship,  surrealism
Locations:forest
Story:animal killing,  bullet time,  bat,  chaos,  animal attack,  cgi,  blockbuster,  elephant,  underwater scene,  child in peril,  bridge,  axe,  orphan,  river,  brother sister relationship,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship

The Italian Job (1969)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

The Italian Job (1969)

Charlie's got a 'Job' to do. Having just left prison, he finds one of his friends has attempted a high risk job in Italy right under the nose of the Mafia. Charlie's friend doesn't get very far so Charlie takes over the 'Job'. Using three Mini Coopers, a couple of Jaguars and a bus, he hopes to bring Torino to a standstill, steal the Gold and escape. (Read More)

Locations:cemetery
Period:1960s
Story:motorcycle cop,  auto theft,  construction site,  stealing a car,  subtitled scene,  factory,  prologue,  bridge,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  arrest,  shotgun,  motorcycle,  car accident,  surprise ending

Victor Frankenstein (2015) is one of the best movies like Jumanji (1995)
Drama, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Victor Frankenstein (2015)

James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe star in a dynamic and thrilling twist on a legendary tale. Radical scientist Victor Frankenstein (McAvoy) and his equally brilliant protege Igor Strausman (Radcliffe) share a noble vision of aiding humanity through their groundbreaking research into immortality. But Victor's experiments go too far, and his obsession has horrifying consequences. Only Igor can bring his friend back from the brink of madness and save him from his monstrous creation. (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Locations:forest
Story:animal killing,  lion,  rampage,  animal attack,  heavy rain,  fireplace,  19th century,  library,  underwater scene,  no opening credits,  bridge,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  police officer,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character,  father son relationship

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
Story:recluse,  animal attack,  cgi,  fish out of water,  blockbuster,  hunter,  heavy rain,  fireplace,  prologue,  library,  no opening credits,  bridge,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships

World War Z (2013)
Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

World War Z (2013)

Life for former United Nations investigator Gerry Lane and his family seems content. Suddenly, the world is plagued by a mysterious infection turning whole human populations into rampaging mindless zombies. After barely escaping the chaos, Lane is persuaded to go on a mission to investigate this disease. What follows is a perilous trek around the world where Lane must brave horrific dangers and long odds to find answers before human civilization falls. (Read More)

Locations:beach
Story:motorcycle cop,  looting,  improvised weapon,  mutation,  chaos,  stealing a car,  heavy rain,  subtitled scene,  child in peril,  axe,  revolver,  rifle,  shotgun,  motorcycle,  car accident,  surprise ending,  mother daughter relationship,  family relationships

No Escape (2015)
Action, Thriller

No Escape (2015)

When Jack (Owen Wilson) finds an opportunity to move to Southeast Asia to head his water manufacturing company's new plant there, he immediately jumps at the opportunity and moves his family there. When they get there; they seem to be having problems, the electronics don't work and rarely any cars are seen in the streets. When he goes to the market the next morning, he finds himself caught in the middle of a violent rebellion headed by armed rebels executing foreigners. Jack must get back to the hotel and with the help of a mysterious British "tourist" (Pierce Brosnan), must get his family to the American Embassy in the midst of the chaos. (Read More)

Story:looting,  improvised weapon,  chaos,  rampage,  fish out of water,  heavy rain,  underwater scene,  child in peril,  hit by a car,  bridge,  river,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  motorcycle,  surprise ending,  mother daughter relationship,  family relationships

The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (2013) is one of the best movies like Jumanji (1995)
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:giant spider,  animal killing,  friends who live together,  flood,  animal attack,  blockbuster,  subtitled scene,  underwater scene,  child in peril,  no opening credits,  bridge,  axe,  river,  arrest,  small town,  brother sister relationship,  title spoken by character,  father son relationship

Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)

Once again we're plunged into the world of sword fights and "savvy" pirates. Captain Jack Sparrow is reminded he owes a debt to Davy Jones, who captains the flying Dutchman, a ghostly ship, with a crew from hell. Facing the "locker" Jack must find the heart of Davy Jones but to save himself he must get the help of quick-witted Will Turner and Elizabeth Swan. If that's not complicated enough, Will and Elizabeth are sentenced to hang, unless will can get Lord Cutler Beckett Jack's compass, Will is forced to join another crazy adventure with Jack. (Read More)

Locations:cemetery,  beach
Story:chest,  father son reunion,  bat,  presumed dead,  cgi,  blockbuster,  lifting someone into the air,  monkey,  no opening credits,  axe,  arrest,  surprise ending,  father son relationship

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:magic,  friendship,  surrealism
Locations:jungle
Story:rhinoceros,  friends who live together,  crocodile,  blockbuster,  lifting someone into the air,  monkey,  orphan,  brother sister relationship,  title spoken by character,  mother daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships

The Host (2006)
Action, Horror, Sci-fi, Drama

The Host (2006)

The film revolves around Park Hee-bong, a man in his late 60s. He runs a small snack bar on the banks of the Han River and lives with his two sons, one daughter, and one granddaughter. The Parks seem to lead a quite ordinary and peaceful life, but maybe they are a bit poorer than the average Seoulite. Hee-bong's elder son Gang-du is an immature and incompetent man in his 40s, whose wife left home long ago. Nam-il is the youngest son, an unemployed grumbler, and daughter Nam-joo is an archery medalist and member of the national team. One day, an unidentified monster suddenly appears from the depths of the Han River and spreads panic and death, and Gang-du's daughter Hyun-seo is carried off by the monster and disappears. All of the family members are in a great agony because they lost someone very dear to them. But when they find out she is still alive, they resolve to save her. (Read More)

Story:looting,  animal killing,  improvised weapon,  mutation,  rampage,  animal attack,  heavy rain,  prologue,  child in peril,  bridge,  orphan,  river,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  shotgun,  police officer,  brother sister relationship,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  one word title

Daylight (1996) is one of the best movies like Jumanji (1995)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller

Daylight (1996)

Trouble strikes when runaway robbers in a getaway car hit truck full of explosives in the tunnel connecting Manhattan and New Jersey. Survivors are left in a weakened tunnel blocked at both exits. As Kit Latura approaches the tunnel, he sees the impact and knows he gotta take action. With time running out, he enters the tunnel through a system of maintenance walkways. Can he get the survivors out before the tunnel fills up? (Read More)

Themes:courage
Period:1990s
Story:trailer narrated by hal douglas,  chaos,  stealing a car,  flood,  underwater scene,  child in peril,  river,  held at gunpoint,  car accident,  police officer,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character,  family relationships,  one word title

Brave (2012)
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
Story:human becoming an animal,  animal killing,  animal attack,  heavy rain,  fireplace,  prologue,  no opening credits,  axe,  river,  brother sister relationship,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character,  mother daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  one word title

Snitch (2013)
Action, Drama, Thriller

Snitch (2013)

Construction company owner John Matthews learns that his estranged son, Jason, has been arrested for drug trafficking. Facing an unjust prison sentence for a first time offender courtesy of mandatory minimum sentence laws, Jason has nothing to offer for leniency in good conscience. Desperately, John convinces the DEA and the opportunistic DA Joanne Keeghan to let him go undercover to help make arrests big enough to free his son in return. With the unwitting help of an ex-con employee, John enters the narcotics underworld where every move could be his last in an operation that will demand all his resources, wits and courage to survive. (Read More)

Themes:courage
Story:gun store,  fish out of water,  subtitled scene,  factory,  mansion,  revolver,  handcuffs,  held at gunpoint,  arrest,  shotgun,  motorcycle,  car accident,  title spoken by character,  mother daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  one word title

The Brothers Grimsby (2016)
Action, Adventure, Comedy

The Brothers Grimsby (2016)

MI6's top assassin (Mark Strong) has a brother. Unfortunately for him, he's a football hooligan (Sacha Baron Cohen) from the town of Grimsby. Nobby has everything a man from the poor English fishing town of Grimsby could want - 9 children and the most attractive girlfriend in northern England (Rebel Wilson). There's only one thing missing in his life: his little brother, Sebastian. After they were adopted by different families as children, Nobby spent 28 years searching for him. Upon hearing of his location, Nobby sets off to reunite with his brother, unaware that not only is his brother an MI6 agent, but he's just uncovered a plot that puts the world in danger. On the run and wrongfully accused, Sebastian realizes that if he is going to save the world, he will need the help of its biggest idiot. (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Story:zebra,  improvised weapon,  bullet time,  chaos,  stealing a car,  flood,  fish out of water,  elephant,  underwater scene,  child in peril,  hit by a car,  bridge,  orphan,  held at gunpoint,  arrest,  small town,  shotgun,  motorcycle,  car accident,  police officer,  brother sister relationship,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character,  mother daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  one word title

Commando (1985) is one of the best movies like Jumanji (1995)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

Commando (1985)

A retired special agent named John Matrix led an elite unit and has left the armed forces to live in a secluded mountain home with his daughter Jenny. But now he is forced out of retirement when his daughter is kidnapped by a band of thugs intent on revenge! Unbeknownst to Matrix, the members of his former unit are being killed one by one. Even though Matrix' friend General Franklin Kirby gives Matrix armed guards, attackers manage to kidnap Matrix and Jenny. Matrix learns that Bennett, a former member of his Matrix' unit who was presumed dead has kidnapped him to try to force Matrix to do a political assassination for a man called Arius (who calls himself El Presidente), a warlord formerly bested by Matrix who wishes to lead a military coup in his home country. Since Arius will have Jenny killed if Matrix refuses, Matrix reluctantly accepts the demand. (Read More)

Locations:jungle,  beach
Story:auto theft,  tween girl,  20th century,  presumed dead,  overalls,  convertible,  child in peril,  hit by a car,  mansion,  axe,  held at gunpoint,  arrest,  shotgun,  car accident,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character,  one word title

Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice (2016)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice (2016)

The general public is concerned over having Superman on their planet and letting the "Dark Knight" - Batman - pursue the streets of Gotham. While this is happening, a power-phobic Batman tries to attack Superman.,Meanwhile Superman tries to settle on a decision, and Lex Luthor, the criminal mastermind and millionaire, tries to use his own advantages to fight the "Man of Steel". (Read More)

Locations:cemetery,  forest
Story:bat,  chaos,  flood,  presumed dead,  rampage,  blockbuster,  heavy rain,  fireplace,  subtitled scene,  prologue,  underwater scene,  child in peril,  hit by a car,  mansion,  orphan,  handcuffs,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  arrest,  shotgun,  motorcycle,  police officer,  surprise ending,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship

War For The Planet Of The Apes (2017)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

War For The Planet Of The Apes (2017)

Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet. (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Locations:jungle,  forest,  beach
Story:animal killing,  flood,  animal attack,  blockbuster,  heavy rain,  subtitled scene,  monkey,  child in peril,  no opening credits,  bridge,  axe,  orphan,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  shotgun,  surprise ending,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships

Suicide Squad (2016)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Suicide Squad (2016)

It feels good to be bad...Assemble a team of the world's most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government's disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren't picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it's every man for himself? (Read More)

Themes:courage,  magic,  surrealism
Locations:jungle
Characters:psychiatrist
Story:crocodile,  impersonating a police officer,  mutation,  chaos,  flood,  rampage,  blockbuster,  heavy rain,  subtitled scene,  underwater scene,  no opening credits,  revolver,  handcuffs,  held at gunpoint,  arrest,  shotgun,  brother sister relationship,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character

Dark Shadows (2012) is one of the best movies like Jumanji (1995)
Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

Dark Shadows (2012)

In the year 1752, Joshua and Naomi Collins, with young son Barnabas, set sail from Liverpool, England to start a new life in America. But even an ocean was not enough to escape the mysterious curse that has plagued their family. Two decades pass and Barnabas (Johnny Depp) has the world at his feet-or at least the town of Collinsport, Maine. The master of Collinwood Manor, Barnabas is rich, powerful and an inveterate playboy...until he makes the grave mistake of breaking the heart of Angelique Bouchard (Eva Green). A witch, in every sense of the word, Angelique dooms him to a fate worse than death: turning him into a vampire, and then burying him alive. Two centuries later, Barnabas is inadvertently freed from his tomb and emerges into the very changed world of 1972. He returns to Collinwood Manor to find that his once-grand estate has fallen into ruin. The dysfunctional remnants of the Collins family have fared little better, each harboring their own dark secrets. Matriarch Elizabeth Collins Stoddard (Michelle Pfeiffer) has called upon live-in psychiatrist, Dr. Julia Hoffman (Helena Bonham Carter), to help with her family troubles. (Read More)

Themes:magic,  surrealism
Locations:cemetery
Characters:psychiatrist
Story:abandoned factory,  20th century,  construction site,  fish out of water,  fireplace,  factory,  underwater scene,  no opening credits,  mansion,  orphan,  time travel,  small town,  shotgun,  police officer,  title spoken by character,  mother daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships

Dante's Peak (1997)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

Dante's Peak (1997)

Volcanologist Harry Dalton and mayor Rachel Wando of Dante's Peak try to convince the city council and the other volcanologists that the volcano right above Dante's peak is indeed dangerous. People's safety is being set against economical interests.

Locations:forest
Period:1990s
Story:trailer narrated by hal douglas,  chaos,  earthquake,  overalls,  prologue,  child in peril,  bridge,  small town,  brother sister relationship,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character,  mother daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships

The Jungle Book (2016)
Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy

The Jungle Book (2016)

The man-cub Mowgli flees The jungle after a threat from the Tiger Shere Khan. Guided by Bagheera the panther and the bear Baloo, Mowgli embarks on a journey of self-discovery, though he also meets creatures who don't have his best interests at heart.

Themes:courage,  friendship
Locations:jungle
Story:stampede,  rhinoceros,  friends who live together,  elephant,  monkey,  no opening credits,  orphan,  river

The Time Traveler's Wife (2009)
Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-fi

The Time Traveler's Wife (2009)

When Henry DeTamble meets Clare Abshire in a Chicago library they both understand that he is a time traveler, but she knows much more about him as he has not yet been to the times and places where they have already met. He falls in love with her, as she has already with him, but his continuing unavoidable absences while time traveling - and then returning with increasing knowledge of their future - makes things ever more difficult for Clare. (Read More)

Themes:friendship,  surrealism
Locations:forest
Period:1990s
Story:hunter,  fireplace,  library,  child in peril,  no opening credits,  mansion,  time travel,  arrest,  car accident,  police officer,  surprise ending,  mother daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships

The Last Boy Scout (1991) is one of the best movies like Jumanji (1995)
Action, Thriller

The Last Boy Scout (1991)

A down and out cynical detective teams up with a down and out ex-quarterback to try and solve a murder case involving a pro football team and a politician.

Themes:friendship
Locations:forest
Characters:bully
Period:1990s
Story:trailer narrated by hal douglas,  hiding in a closet,  stealing a car,  presumed dead,  heavy rain,  fireplace,  child in peril,  hit by a car,  mansion,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  arrest,  shotgun,  car accident,  police officer,  surprise ending,  mother daughter relationship

Nim's Island (2008)
Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Nim's Island (2008)

Nim Rusoe is a girl who joins her father, a scientist, when he does research on marine life on an island. It's just the two of them but she spends her time making friends with all the animals she encounters, chatting on the computer and reading the adventure books of Alex Rover. When her father goes to do some research but when a storm strikes the island he doesn't come back, she gets worried and frightened. She then e-mails Alex Rover hoping that he will come but what she doesn't know is that Alex Rover is a woman who is agoraphobic and germaphobic. But her creation comes to life and eggs her to go. Unfortunately she has never gone anywhere before and is denied her necessities like her sanitary gel by the customs officer at the airport. In the meantime, Nim tries to be strong while waiting for Alex to arrive. (Read More)

Themes:courage,  surrealism
Locations:jungle,  forest,  beach
Story:monsoon,  pelican,  recluse,  tween girl,  flood,  presumed dead,  fish out of water,  lifting someone into the air,  heavy rain,  actor playing multiple roles,  underwater scene,  child in peril,  surprise ending,  mother daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships

Die Hard With A Vengeance (1995)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

Die Hard With A Vengeance (1995)

John McClane is now almost a full-blown alcoholic and is suspended from the NYPD. But when a bomb goes off in the Bonwit Teller Department Store the police go insane trying to figure out what's going on. Soon, a man named Simon calls and asks for McClane. Simon tells Inspector Walter Cobb that McClane is going to play a game called "Simon Says". He says that McClane is going to do the tasks he assigns him. If not, he'll set off another bomb. With the help of a Harlem electrician, John McClane must race all over New York trying to figure out the frustrating puzzles that the crafty terrorist gives him. But when a bomb goes off in a subway station right by the Federal Reserve (the biggest gold storage in the world) things start to get heated. (Read More)

Characters:psychiatrist
Period:1990s
Story:impersonating a police officer,  construction site,  chaos,  stealing a car,  flood,  blockbuster,  subtitled scene,  underwater scene,  child in peril,  no opening credits,  revolver,  handcuffs,  held at gunpoint,  shotgun,  car accident,  police officer,  surprise ending,  father son relationship

Criminal (2016)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Criminal (2016)

Bill Pope (Ryan Reynolds) is a CIA agent on a mission in London tracking down a shadowy hacker nicknamed "The Dutchman." When he gets mysteriously ambushed and killed, an experimental procedure is used to transfer his memories into dangerous convict Jericho Stewart (Kevin Costner). When he wakes up with the CIA agent's memories, his mission is to find The Dutchman and make the deal with him before the hacker launches ICBM's and starts World War III. But complications soon arise and the mission turns personal. (Read More)

Locations:beach
Story:abandoned factory,  improvised weapon,  stealing a car,  fish out of water,  subtitled scene,  library,  underwater scene,  child in peril,  no opening credits,  bridge,  axe,  handcuffs,  held at gunpoint,  arrest,  shotgun,  motorcycle,  car accident,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character,  mother daughter relationship,  one word title

Men In Black 3 (2012) is one of the best movies like Jumanji (1995)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-fi

Men In Black 3 (2012)

After breaking out of a moon-based maximum security prison, Boris the Animal decides to go back in time and eliminate the person who arrested him - Agent K. When he does so, Agent J realizes that the time line has been changed and he too travels back to July 15, 1969, the day before Agent K is killed. After overcoming some disbelief, J manages to convince young K and others of just who he is and why he's there. With the help of a being who can see all time lines, they track Boris down. J also learns a secret, something old K had never told him. (Read More)

Locations:beach
Period:1960s
Story:altering history,  year 1969,  bullet time,  20th century,  stealing a car,  blockbuster,  convertible,  breaking the fourth wall,  time travel,  revolver,  handcuffs,  held at gunpoint,  arrest,  motorcycle,  police officer,  surprise ending

The Dark Knight (2008)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Dark Knight (2008)

Set within a year after the events of Batman Begins, Batman, Lieutenant James Gordon, and new district attorney Harvey Dent successfully begin to round up the criminals that plague Gotham City until a mysterious and sadistic criminal mastermind known only as the Joker appears in Gotham, creating a new wave of chaos. Batman's struggle against the Joker becomes deeply personal, forcing him to "confront everything he believes" and improve his technology to stop him. A love triangle develops between Bruce Wayne, Dent and Rachel Dawes. (Read More)

Themes:courage,  friendship
Story:improvised weapon,  chaos,  presumed dead,  animal attack,  blockbuster,  lifting someone into the air,  subtitled scene,  child in peril,  hit by a car,  no opening credits,  bridge,  axe,  revolver,  handcuffs,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  arrest,  shotgun,  motorcycle,  car accident,  police officer,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character,  mother daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship

I Am Number Four (2011)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

I Am Number Four (2011)

Extraordinary teen John Smith (Pettyfer) is a fugitive on the run from ruthless enemies sent to destroy him. Changing his identity, moving from town to town with his guardian Henri (Olyphant), John is always the new kid with no ties to his past. In the small Ohio town he now calls home, John encounters unexpected, life-changing events-his first love (Agron), powerful new abilities and a connection to the others who share his incredible destiny. (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Locations:jungle
Characters:bully
Story:animal attack,  lifting someone into the air,  subtitled scene,  prologue,  underwater scene,  no opening credits,  orphan,  held at gunpoint,  small town,  shotgun,  title spoken by character,  mother daughter relationship,  father son relationship

Secondhand Lions (2003)
Comedy, Drama, Family

Secondhand Lions (2003)

A boy named Walter is dropped by his mother Mae at his great-uncles' house. Later,Walter will find out his great-uncles' big secret. And rumors say that Hub & Garth, Walter's great uncles, have stolen much gold & money. (some say they stole it from Al Capone) Did they really steal that money or not?

Themes:courage
Locations:beach
Period:1960s
Story:attic,  lion,  animal attack,  convertible,  no opening credits,  bridge,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  shotgun,  mother son relationship,  family relationships

The 5th Wave (2016) is one of the best movies like Jumanji (1995)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

The 5th Wave (2016)

Four waves of increasingly deadly attacks have left most of Earth in ruin. Against a backdrop of fear and distrust, Cassie is on the run, desperately trying to save her younger brother. As she prepares for the inevitable and lethal fifth wave, Cassie teams up with a young man who may become her final hope - if she can only trust him. (Read More)

Themes:courage,  friendship
Locations:forest
Story:chaos,  flood,  presumed dead,  earthquake,  child in peril,  no opening credits,  axe,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  shotgun,  car accident,  police officer,  brother sister relationship,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character,  mother daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship

Xxx: Return Of Xander Cage (2017)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

Xxx: Return Of Xander Cage (2017)

Extreme athlete turned government operative Xander Cage (Vin Diesel) comes out of self-imposed exile, thought to be long dead, and is set on a collision course with deadly alpha warrior Xiang (Donnie Yen) and his team in a race to recover a sinister and seemingly unstoppable weapon known as Pandora's Box. Recruiting an all-new group of thrill-seeking cohorts, Xander finds himself enmeshed in a deadly conspiracy that points to collusion at the highest levels of world governments. (Read More)

Locations:jungle,  forest,  beach
Story:improvised weapon,  impersonating a police officer,  bullet time,  lion,  stealing a car,  presumed dead,  hunter,  subtitled scene,  prologue,  underwater scene,  hit by a car,  bridge,  held at gunpoint,  arrest,  shotgun,  motorcycle,  car accident,  surprise ending

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