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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:board game,  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,  insect attack,  dybbuk box,  year 1869,  bicycle chase,  poison ivy,  investment banker,  monsoon,  altering history,  pelican,  conveyor belt,  gun store,  new hampshire,  tail,  stampede,  quicksand,  vortex,  human becoming an animal,  giant insect,  santa claus suit,  exterminator,  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,  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,  attic,  time lapse photography,  lion,  construction site,  chaos,  stealing a car,  flood,  presumed dead,  rampage,  animal attack,  earthquake,  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,  chest,  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

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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

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

Critters (1986) is one of the best movies like Jumanji (1995)
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

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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. This is why Power Rangers (2017) is one of the best movies like Jumanji (1995). (Read More)

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

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,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships

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:hunter,  animal killing,  animal attack,  heavy rain,  monkey,  underwater scene,  axe,  river,  revolver,  rifle,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character,  one word title

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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

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

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

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)

Themes:courage,  magic,  surrealism,  friendship
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

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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 streets? (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

Now You See Me 2 (2016) is one of the best movies like Jumanji (1995)
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

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

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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

The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (2013)
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? This is why The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (2013) is one of the best movies like Jumanji (1995). (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

Warcraft (2016) is one of the best movies like Jumanji (1995)
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:magic,  friendship,  surrealism
Locations:forest
Story:animal killing,  recluse,  mutation,  chaos,  animal attack,  blockbuster,  subtitled scene,  prologue,  library,  underwater scene,  child in peril,  no opening credits,  axe,  river,  arrest,  brother sister relationship,  surprise ending,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  one word title

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

Grimsby (2016)
Action, Adventure, Comedy

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

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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War For The Planet Of The Apes (2017) is one of the best movies like Jumanji (1995)
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. This is why War For The Planet Of The Apes (2017) is one of the best movies like Jumanji (1995). (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

Pride And Prejudice And Zombies (2016)
Action, Horror, Romance

Pride And Prejudice And Zombies (2016)

The five highly trained Bennett sisters in Georgian England must try to protect themselves from the growing zombie threat, find suitable husbands for themselves, battle marriage proposals and unlikely suitors, and save the country before it's too late.

Themes:courage,  friendship
Locations:cemetery,  forest
Story:mutation,  heavy rain,  subtitled scene,  19th century,  prologue,  library,  bridge,  mansion,  axe,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  brother sister relationship,  surprise ending,  mother daughter relationship,  family relationships

Morgan (2016)
Action, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Morgan (2016)

Locations:forest
Characters:psychiatrist
Story:improvised weapon,  mutation,  stealing a car,  presumed dead,  rampage,  subtitled scene,  river,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  car accident,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character,  one word title

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Midnight Special (2016)
Drama, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Midnight Special (2016)

Alton Meyer is a boy unlike any other in the world with bizarrely powerful abilities and strange weaknesses. In the middle of the night, his father, Roy, spirits him away from the isolated cult that practically worships him and is determined to regain him at all costs. At the same time, Alton's abilities have been noticed by the US government as well and they are equally insistent on getting to the bottom of this mystery with Paul Sevier of the National Security Agency leading the Federal pursuit with his own questions. These rival hunts force father and son into a desperate run towards a looming date with destiny that could change everything. (Read More)

Themes:surrealism,  friendship
Locations:forest
Story:father son reunion,  impersonating a police officer,  stealing a car,  earthquake,  prologue,  child in peril,  no opening credits,  apology,  bridge,  handcuffs,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  arrest,  shotgun,  car accident,  police officer,  surprise ending,  mother daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship

The Italian Job (1969) is one of the best movies like Jumanji (1995)
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

In The Mouth Of Madness (1994)
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. This is why In The Mouth Of Madness (1994) is one of the best movies like Jumanji (1995). (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

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Xxx (2002)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

Xxx (2002)

Xander "XXX" Cage is a thrill seeker who until now has been deemed untouchable by the law. NSA Agent Gibbons forces XXX to cooperate with the government to infiltrate an underground Russian crime ring, and avoid going to prison. Gibbons sends XXX to enter this world of crime undetected where others have failed, using his natural athletic prowess and a whole lot of attitude. Xander must combat an organization led by a clever, ruthless and nihilistic Yorgi whose first target is the city of Prague. (Read More)

Locations:beach
Story:auto theft,  stealing a car,  blockbuster,  subtitled scene,  convertible,  prologue,  underwater scene,  no opening credits,  bridge,  river,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  arrest,  shotgun,  motorcycle,  car accident,  police officer,  title spoken by character,  one word title

War Of The Worlds (2005)
Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

War Of The Worlds (2005)

Ray Ferrier (Cruise) is a divorced dockworker and less-than-perfect father. When his ex-wife and her new husband drop off his teenage son Robbie and young daughter Rachel for a rare weekend visit, a strange and powerful lightning storm suddenly touches down. What follows is the extraordinary battle for the future of humankind through the eyes of one American family fighting to survive it in this contemporary retelling of H.G. Wells seminal classic sci-fi thriller. (Read More)

Story:auto theft,  chaos,  stealing a car,  earthquake,  blockbuster,  underwater scene,  child in peril,  bridge,  axe,  river,  rifle,  shotgun,  car accident,  brother sister relationship,  surprise ending,  mother daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships

Bandidas (2006) is one of the best movies like Jumanji (1995)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Western

Bandidas (2006)

In 1848, a New York bank wants to put a railroad across Mexico, so it buys up small banks around Santa Rita, Durango, and evicts farmers on the proposed rail line who owe money. The bank's henchman is the murderous Jackson. He runs afoul of two women, Maria, the tough but uneducated daughter of a farmer, and Sara, the European-educated daughter of the owner of one of these banks. To feed the now landless people and to seek revenge, Maria and Sara become bank robbers, veritable Robin Hoods. But Jackson and his hired guns are after them. What are the women's options? (Read More)

Themes:courage
Story:bullet time,  fish out of water,  subtitled scene,  19th century,  mansion,  axe,  river,  revolver,  handcuffs,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  arrest,  small town,  shotgun,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character,  one word title

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X-men: Apocalypse (2016)
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 Last Boy Scout (1991)
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. This is why The Last Boy Scout (1991) is one of the best movies like Jumanji (1995).

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

Allegiant (2016)
Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Allegiant (2016)

After the earth-shattering revelations of INSURGENT, Tris must escape with Four and go beyond the wall enclosing Chicago. For the first time ever, they will leave the only city and family they have ever known. Once outside, old discoveries are quickly rendered meaningless with the revelation of shocking new truths. Tris and Four must quickly decide who they can trust as a ruthless battle ignites beyond the walls of Chicago which threatens all of humanity. In order to survive, Tris will be forced to make impossible choices about courage, allegiance, sacrifice and love. (Read More)

Themes:courage,  surrealism
Locations:forest
Story:chaos,  cgi,  fish out of water,  heavy rain,  child in peril,  no opening credits,  orphan,  revolver,  handcuffs,  held at gunpoint,  arrest,  car accident,  brother sister relationship,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  one word title

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Ride Along (2014) is one of the best movies like Jumanji (1995)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Romance

Ride Along (2014)

Ben must prove he is good enough to date cop James' sister. By doing this he goes on a "Ride Along" to show that he is not weak and he will do whatever it takes to get James' approval but along the way runs into a few obstacles that he has to overcome in a very funny way.

Story:abandoned factory,  gun store,  impersonating a police officer,  construction site,  stealing a car,  revolver,  handcuffs,  held at gunpoint,  arrest,  shotgun,  motorcycle,  car accident,  brother sister relationship,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character

Left Behind (2014)
Action, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller

Left Behind (2014)

Story:looting,  construction site,  chaos,  stealing a car,  bridge,  held at gunpoint,  shotgun,  motorcycle,  car accident,  police officer,  brother sister relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships

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

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Lake Placid (1999)
Action, Comedy, Horror

Lake Placid (1999)

What happens when a man-eating crocodile begins picking off tourists in beautiful Lake Placid? What if the crocodile wants to make it his home? This is why Lake Placid (1999) is one of the best movies like Jumanji (1995).

Locations:forest
Period:1990s
Story:crocodile,  animal killing,  animal attack,  fish out of water,  underwater scene,  revolver,  rifle,  small town,  surprise ending

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows (2016) is one of the best movies like Jumanji (1995)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-fi

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows (2016)

The Turtles continue to live in the shadows and no one knows they were the ones who took down Shredder. And Vernon is the one everyone thinks is the one who took Shredder down. April O'Neill does some snooping and learns a scientist named, Baxter Stockman is working for Shredder. He plans to break him out while he's being transported. April tells the turtles who try to stop it but can't. Stockman tries to teleport Shredder but he some how ends up in another dimension and meets a warlord named Krang who instructs Shredder to assemble a teleportation device he sent to Earth a long time ago. He gives Shredder some mutagen which he uses to transform two criminals who were also in the transport with him, Rock Steady and Bebop into mutants. And they set out to find the device. April saw the transformation while investigating Stockman, She would take the mutagen and she would be chased by Shredder's minions, the Foot Clan. He is saved by a man named Casey Jones who was the one who transporting Shredder. The Turtles show up and they try to work together. In the melee the mutagen ends up with the police. Knowing Shredder will try and get it back, April tries to get it first she asks Vern to help. Eventually she and Casey are arrested. The Turtles get the mutagen and Donatello analyzes it learns it could make them human, which he tells Leonardo who tells him to forget it and not to tell the others. But Michelangelo tells Raphael who feels that Leonardo doesn't respect them. (Read More)

Themes:courage,  friendship,  surrealism
Locations:forest
Story:tail,  human becoming an animal,  rhinoceros,  improvised weapon,  rainforest,  impersonating a police officer,  mutation,  blockbuster,  underwater scene,  hit by a car,  no opening credits,  river,  handcuffs,  held at gunpoint,  arrest,  shotgun,  motorcycle,  car accident,  police officer

San Andreas (2015)
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:earthquake,  looting,  chaos,  stealing a car,  flood,  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

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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,  mother son relationship,  father son 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,  lion,  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

Homefront (2013) is one of the best movies like Jumanji (1995)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Homefront (2013)

Phil Broker is a former DEA agent who has gone through a crisis after his actions against a biker gang went horribly wrong and it cost the life of his bosses son. He is recently widowed and is left with a 9 year old daughter, Maddy. He decides to quit the turbulent and demanding life of thrill for Maddy's sake and retires to a small town. His daughter fights off a boy who is bullying her at school, and this sets in motion a round of events that end in his direct confrontation with the local Meth drug lord. His past history with the biker gang also enters the arena, making matters more complex. But he has a mission in his mind to protect his daughter and he is ready to pay any cost that it demands. This is why Homefront (2013) is one of the best movies like Jumanji (1995). (Read More)

Locations:forest
Characters:bully
Story:tween girl,  stealing a car,  child in peril,  bridge,  axe,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  arrest,  small town,  shotgun,  motorcycle,  car accident,  brother sister relationship,  surprise ending,  mother son relationship,  one word title

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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:magic,  surrealism,  friendship
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,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships

Stolen (2012)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Stolen (2012)

In New Orleans, the notorious bank thief and family man Will Montgomery steals $10m with his partners Vincent, Riley Jeffers and Hoyt. However, he has an argument with Vincent in the runaway and Hoyt leaves Will behind. He tries to flee but the FBI agent Tim Harlend organizes a manhunt and Will is captured, but he burns the stolen money to get rid of the evidence against him. Eight years later, Will leaves the prison and he goes to the house of his teenage daughter Alison Loeb, who has issues against him. Alison leaves Will alone in a coffee shop and takes a cab to go to a session with her shrink. However, a couple of minutes later, Will receives a phone call from Vincent, who is presumed dead, telling that he has abducted Alison and will kill her unless he receives the $10m of the last robbery. Now Will has twelve hours to find a way to rescue his daughter from the hands of the psychopath Vincent. (Read More)

Story:motorcycle cop,  stealing a car,  flood,  presumed dead,  subtitled scene,  underwater scene,  hit by a car,  revolver,  handcuffs,  held at gunpoint,  arrest,  shotgun,  motorcycle,  car accident,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character,  one word title

Menace II Society (1993)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Menace II Society (1993)

This urban nightmare chronicles several days in the life of Caine Lawson, following his high-school graduation, as he attempts to escape his violent existence in the projects of Watts, CA.

Themes:friendship
Period:1990s
Story:stealing a car,  heavy rain,  child in peril,  no opening credits,  orphan,  revolver,  handcuffs,  held at gunpoint,  arrest,  shotgun,  police officer,  surprise ending,  mother son relationship,  family relationships

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Beauty And The Beast (2017) is one of the best movies like Jumanji (1995)
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,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships

Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)
Action, Adventure, Comedy

Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)

After the Kingsman headquarters are blown up by a psychotic criminal named Poppy Adams. The surviving agents find their way to an allied secret organisation based in Kentucky, named Statesman. The two agencies must now work together in order to save the world and take down the so called 'Golden Circle'. This is why Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) is one of the best movies like Jumanji (1995). (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Locations:jungle,  forest
Story:animal killing,  improvised weapon,  flood,  presumed dead,  fireplace,  subtitled scene,  underwater scene,  no opening credits,  mansion,  axe,  revolver,  handcuffs,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  arrest,  shotgun,  car accident,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character,  mother daughter relationship

Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)
Action, Animation, Crime, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)

Themes:friendship
Story:abandoned factory,  hiding in a closet,  heavy rain,  prologue,  library,  hit by a car,  no opening credits,  mansion,  axe,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  arrest,  shotgun,  motorcycle,  car accident,  police officer,  surprise ending

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Self/less (2015)
Action, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Self/less (2015)

An extremely wealthy man, dying from cancer, undergoes a radical medical procedure that transfers his consciousness into the body of a healthy young man. But all is not as it seems when he starts to uncover the mystery of the body's origin and the organization that will kill to protect its cause.

Themes:surrealism,  friendship
Locations:cemetery,  forest,  beach
Story:stealing a car,  presumed dead,  heavy rain,  no opening credits,  bridge,  mansion,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  shotgun,  car accident,  surprise ending,  mother daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship

James And The Giant Peach (1996) is one of the best movies like Jumanji (1995)
Adventure, Animation, Family, Fantasy, Musical

James And The Giant Peach (1996)

James' happy life at the English seaside is rudely ended when his parents are killed by a rhinoceros and he goes to live with his two horrid aunts. Daringly saving the life of a spider he comes into possession of magic boiled crocodile tongues, after which an enormous peach starts to grow in the garden. Venturing inside he meets not only the spider but a number of new friends including a ladybug and a centipede who help him with his plan to try and get to New York. (Read More)

Themes:magic,  surrealism
Story:giant insect,  rhinoceros,  giant spider,  friends who live together,  crocodile,  lifting someone into the air,  orphan,  family relationships

Odd Thomas (2013)
Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller

Odd Thomas (2013)

Small-town fry cook Odd Thomas ('Anton Yelchin' (qv)) is an ordinary guy with a paranormal secret: he sees dead people, everywhere. When a creepy stranger shows-up with an entourage of ghostly bodachs - predators who feed on pain and portend mass destruction - Odd knows that his town is in serious trouble. Teaming up with his sweetheart Stormy ('Addison Timlin' (qv)) and the local sheriff ('Willem Dafoe' (qv)), Odd plunges into an epic battle of good vs evil to try to stop a disaster of apocalyptic proportions. Based on the best-selling thriller by Dean Koontz. (Read More)

Themes:surrealism
Story:small town,  animal killing,  bullet time,  refrigerator,  time lapse photography,  stealing a car,  animal attack,  child in peril,  hit by a car,  no opening credits,  revolver,  handcuffs,  held at gunpoint,  arrest,  car accident,  police officer,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character,  mother daughter relationship

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