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Night At The Museum (2006)
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Night At The Museum (2006)

In New York, unemployed and divorced Larry Daley is a complete loser. His son Nick is very disappointed with his father who is going to be evicted. Larry accepts the job of night watchman in the Museum of Natural History and takes the place of three old security guards that have just retired in orde…r to raise some money and pay his bills. On his first shift, Larry soon realizes that everything at the museum is not as it seems as the statues begin to come to life after the sun sets. The Museum transforms into complete chaos with the inexperienced Larry in charge as he learns that an old Egyptian stone that came to the Museum in 1950 brings these statues to life until dawn. When Larry brings his son to spend a night with him, the three old guards break into the Museum to try to steal the magical stone. Larry organizes all the historic characters to help him stop the criminals and save the museum. (Read More)

Subgenre:
slapstick comedy 
Themes:
divorce 
Locations:
museum of natural history museum elevator taxi school train new york city 
Characters:
single father security guard native american soldier father son relationship 
Story:
roman centurion woolly mammoth night watchman child custody museum of natural history manhattan new york city animate skeleton wax statue statue comes to life model train fire extinguisher person on fire old man beats up young man historic figures as characters drinking fountain lewis and clark β€¦egyptian curse wax figure theodore roosevelt faceless man christopher columbus model car hun remote control car pathfinder divorced father centurion diorama employment agency watchman frat pack mammoth blowgun multiple cameos maya figurine pilgrim stockbroker bubble gum catapult pharaoh zebra ostrich custody stagecoach biting bone caveman tyrannosaurus rex tour guide sunrise central park manhattan new york city television news whale magic trick mummy new job torso cut in half flat tire arrow ice hockey deceit bookstore lion job interview chaos burglary animal attack brooklyn new york city blockbuster assault lifting someone into the air elephant rome italy civil war monkey first part general scene during end credits u.s. president skeleton statue cowboy fired from the job key snake manhattan new york city battle face slap urination car accident horse fire chase explosion dancing  (See All)

Night At The Museum: Battle Of The Smithsonian (2009)
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Night At The Museum: Battle Of The Smithsonian (2009)

Ben Stiller returns as night watchman Larry Daily, now a successful business man, who gets back to the museum just in time to find that he needs to get his friends out of trouble. This new installment takes us to the Smithsonian, and introduces us to new characters, such as Amelia Earhart, General C…uster, and many more! (Read More)

Locations:
museum of natural history museum new york city 
Characters:
security guard native american 
Story:
woolly mammoth night watchman watchman frat pack mammoth tyrannosaurus rex monkey general scene during end credits statue cowboy manhattan new york city battle face slap 

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Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb (2014)
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Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb (2014)

At the Museum of Natural History, there's a new exhibit being unveiled. Larry Daley, who manages the night exhibit where the exhibits come to life because of the Tablet of Ahkmenrah, is in charge of the presentation. But when the exhibits go awry, Larry finds himself in trouble. He learns the Tablet… is corroding so he does some research and learns that Cecil, the former museum guard, was at the site when the Tablet was discovered. He tells Larry they were warned if they remove it could mean the end. Larry realizes it means the end of the magic. He talks to Ahkmenrah who says that he doesn't know anything. Only his father the Pharaoh knows the Tablet's secrets. He learns that the Pharaoh was sent to the London museum. So he convinces Dr. McPhee, the museum curator, to help send him to London. He takes Ahkmenrah with him but some of the others tag along, like Teddy Roosevelt, Attila, Octavius, and Jedediah. (Read More)

Locations:
museum of natural history museum 
Story:
night watchman museum of natural history manhattan new york city animate skeleton historic figures as characters watchman pharaoh tyrannosaurus rex lifting someone into the air monkey urination horse 

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008)
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Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008)

The sequel to 2005's "Madagascar", in which New York Zoo animals, Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe and Gloria the Hippo, still stranded on Madagascar, start to leave the island. All of a sudden, they land in the wilderness of Africa, where Alex meets the rest of his family, but has… trouble communicating with them after spending so much time at the Central Park Zoo. (Read More)

Subgenre:
slapstick comedy 
Locations:
new york city 
Characters:
father son relationship 
Story:
zebra ostrich lion animal attack blockbuster manhattan new york city horse 

Gladiator (2000) is one of the best movies like Night At The Museum (2006)
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Gladiator (2000)

Maximus is a powerful Roman general, loved by the people and the aging Emperor, Marcus Aurelius. Before his death, the Emperor chooses Maximus to be his heir over his own son, Commodus, and a power struggle leaves Maximus and his family condemned to death. The powerful general is unable to save his …family, and his loss of will allows him to get captured and put into the Gladiator games until he dies. The only desire that fuels him now is the chance to rise to the top so that he will be able to look into the eyes of the man who will feel his revenge. (Read More)

Characters:
soldier father son relationship 
Story:
roman centurion person on fire catapult torso cut in half arrow lion animal attack blockbuster elephant rome italy general statue snake battle face slap β€¦horse fire  (See All)

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Ice Age (2002)
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Ice Age (2002)

Back when the Earth was being overrun by glaciers, and animals were scurrying to save themselves from the upcoming Ice Age, a sloth named Sid, a woolly mammoth named Manny, and a saber-toothed tiger named Diego are forced to become unlikely heroes. The three reluctantly come together when they have …to return a human child to its father while braving the deadly elements of the impending Ice Age. (Read More)

Story:
woolly mammoth mammoth caveman animal attack blockbuster first part fire chase 

The Croods (2013)
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The Croods (2013)

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

Subgenre:
slapstick comedy 
Characters:
father son relationship 
Story:
person on fire caveman sunrise whale blockbuster monkey skeleton fire chase 

Gods Of Egypt (2016)
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Gods Of Egypt (2016)

Set, the merciless god of darkness, has taken over the throne of Egypt and plunged the once peaceful and prosperous empire into chaos and conflict. Few dare to rebel against him. A young thief, whose love was taken captive by the god, seeks to dethrone and defeat Set with the aid of the powerful god… Horus. (Read More)

Locations:
elevator 
Characters:
soldier father son relationship 
Story:
torso cut in half chaos burglary animal attack elephant civil war skeleton statue snake battle horse fire chase explosion 

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Ghostbusters (2016) is one of the best movies like Night At The Museum (2006)
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Ghostbusters (2016)

Subgenre:
slapstick comedy 
Locations:
taxi new york city 
Characters:
security guard 
Story:
fire extinguisher tour guide job interview scene during end credits fired from the job manhattan new york city battle face slap car accident fire chase explosion dancing 

Evan Almighty (2007)
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Evan Almighty (2007)

Buffalo newsman Evan Baxter is elected to Congress with the slogan, "Change the world." He lucks into a huge house in a new Virginia suburb. His Capitol office is also fantastic, but there's a catch: he's tapped by the powerful Congressman Long to co-sponsor a bill to allow development in national p…arks. In steps God, who appears to a disbelieving Evan and gently commands him to build an ark. Tools and wood arrive in Evan's yard, animal pairs follow, his beard and hair grow wildly, nomad's clothes and a staff appear. Long grows impatient, Evan starts building, his family leaves him, reporters gather, and drought grips D.C. Still, Evan believes. But will he change the world? (Read More)

Characters:
soldier father son relationship 
Story:
frat pack zebra ostrich television news lion elephant monkey scene during end credits fired from the job snake dancing 

The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies (2014)
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The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies (2014)

After the Dragon leaves the Lonely Mountain, the people of Lake-town see a threat coming. Orcs, dwarves, elves and people prepare for war. Bilbo sees Thorin going mad and tries to help. Meanwhile, Gandalf is rescued from the Necromancer's prison and his rescuers realize who the Necromancer is.

Characters:
soldier father son relationship 
Story:
person on fire multiple cameos catapult chaos animal attack blockbuster civil war statue battle horse fire explosion 

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Fantasia 2000 (1999)
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Fantasia 2000 (1999)

In this update of Disney's masterpiece film mixture of animation and music, new interpretations of great works of music are presented. It begins with an abstract battle of light and darkness set to the music of Beethoveen's Fifth Symphony. Then we see the adventures of a Humpback Whale calf and his …pod set to "The Pines of Rome." Next is the humourous story of several lives in 1930's New York City, scored with "Rhapsody in Blue." Following is a musical telling of the fairy tale, "The Steadfast Tin Soldier" set to Dmitri Shostakovich's Piano Concerto No. 2. Then a goofy Flamingo causes havoc in his flock with his yo-yo to the tune of the finale of "Carnival of the Animals." This is followed by the classic sequence from the original film, "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" starring Mickey Mouse and followed by "Pomp and Circumstance" starring Donald Duck as a harried assistant to Noah on his Ark. Finally, we see the awesome tale of the life, death and renewal of a forest in a sequence featuring the composition, "The Firebird." (Read More)

Locations:
elevator taxi train new york city 
Characters:
soldier 
Story:
zebra ostrich whale magic trick new job lion elephant monkey snake battle horse fire chase dancing 

Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006) is one of the best movies like Night At The Museum (2006)
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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)

Characters:
father son relationship 
Story:
blowgun bone blockbuster lifting someone into the air monkey skeleton key snake face slap fire chase explosion 

Home Alone 2: Lost In New York (1992)
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Home Alone 2: Lost In New York (1992)

Kevin McCallister is back. But this time he's in New York City with enough cash and credit cards to turn the Big Apple into his very own playground. But Kevin won't be alone for long. The notorious Wet Bandits, Harry and Marv, still smarting from their last encounter with Kevin, are bound for New Yo…rk too, plotting a huge holiday heist! Kevin's ready to welcome them with more battery of booby traps the bumbling bandits will never forget! (Read More)

Subgenre:
slapstick comedy 
Locations:
elevator taxi new york city 
Story:
person on fire central park manhattan new york city burglary blockbuster lifting someone into the air skeleton manhattan new york city fire chase 

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Jumanji (1995)
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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.

Characters:
father son relationship 
Story:
zebra lion chaos animal attack blockbuster lifting someone into the air elephant monkey car accident 

10,000 Bc (2008)
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10,000 Bc (2008)

A prehistoric epic that follows a young mammoth hunter named D'Leh's journey through uncharted territory to secure the future of his tribe. When a band of mysterious horse-riding warlords raid the Yaghal camp and kidnaps his heart's desire - the beautiful Evolet along with many others, D'Leh is forc…ed to lead a small group of hunters south to pursue the warlords to the end of the world to save her. Driven by destiny, the unlikely band of warriors must battle saber-toothed cats and terror birds in the Levant. (Read More)

Characters:
father son relationship 
Story:
woolly mammoth mammoth pharaoh bone animal attack skeleton battle horse fire chase dancing 

The General (1926) is one of the best movies like Night At The Museum (2006)
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The General (1926)

Johnnie loves his train ("The General") and Annabelle Lee. When the Civil War begins he is turned down for service because he's more valuable as an engineer. Annabelle thinks it's because he's a coward. Union spies capture The General with Annabelle on board. Johnnie must rescue both his loves.

Subgenre:
slapstick comedy 
Locations:
train 
Characters:
soldier father son relationship 
Story:
civil war general battle horse fire chase explosion 

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Transformers: Dark Of The Moon (2011)
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Transformers: Dark Of The Moon (2011)

Autobots Bumblebee, Ratchet, Ironhide, Mirage (aka Dino), Wheeljack (aka Que) and Sideswipe led by Optimus Prime, are back in action taking on the evil Decepticons, who are eager to avenge their recent defeat. The Autobots and Decepticons become involved in a perilous space race between the United S…tates and Russia to reach a hidden Cybertronian spacecraft on the moon and learn its secrets, and once again Sam Witwicky has to go to the aid of his robot friends. The new villain Shockwave is on the scene while the Autobots and Decepticons continue to battle it out on Earth. (Read More)

Locations:
elevator 
Characters:
security guard soldier father son relationship 
Story:
zebra job interview chaos blockbuster elephant general scene during end credits u.s. president statue battle face slap car accident chase explosion 

Dances With Wolves (1990)
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Dances With Wolves (1990)

Lt. John Dunbar is dubbed a hero after he accidentally leads Union troops to a victory during the Civil War. He requests a position on the western frontier, but finds it deserted. He soon finds out he is not alone, but meets a wolf he dubs "Two-socks" and a curious Indian tribe. Dunbar quickly makes… friends with the tribe, and discovers a white woman who was raised by the Indians. He gradually earns the respect of these native people, and sheds his white-man's ways. (Read More)

Characters:
native american soldier 
Story:
animal attack blockbuster assault civil war general skeleton cowboy battle horse 

Superman IV: The Quest For Peace (1987)
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Superman IV: The Quest For Peace (1987)

Superman does a lot in his newest adventure. Archvillain Lex Luthor, determined to make the world safe for nuclear arms merchants, creates a new being to challenge the Man of Steel: the radiation-charged Nuclear Man. The two super-powered foes clash in an explosive screen extranvaganza that sees Sup…erman save the Statue of Liberty, repulse a volcanic eruption of Mount Etna, rebuild the demolished Great Wall of China and perform many more spetactular feats. (Read More)

Locations:
museum elevator taxi school train 
Characters:
soldier 
Story:
remote control car lifting someone into the air general u.s. president statue horse fire explosion 

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The Devil Wears Prada (2006) is one of the best movies like Night At The Museum (2006)
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The Devil Wears Prada (2006)

In New York, the simple and naive just-graduated in journalism Andrea Sachs is hired to work as the second assistant of the powerful and sophisticated Miranda Priestly, the ruthless and merciless executive of the Runway fashion magazine. Andrea dreams to become a journalist and faces the opportunity… as a temporary professional challenge. The first assistant Emily advises Andrea about the behavior and preferences of their cruel boss, and the stylist Nigel helps Andrea to dress more adequately for the environment. Andrea changes her attitude and behavior, affecting her private life and the relationship with her boyfriend Nate, her family and friends. In the end, Andrea learns that life is made of choices. (Read More)

Themes:
divorce 
Locations:
museum elevator taxi train new york city 
Story:
central park manhattan new york city new job job interview blockbuster fired from the job manhattan new york city car accident 

Conan The Barbarian (2011)
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Conan The Barbarian (2011)

A quest that begins as a personal vendetta for the fierce Cimmerian warrior soon turns into an epic battle against hulking rivals, horrific monsters, and impossible odds, as Conan realizes he is the only hope of saving the great nations of Hyboria from an encroaching reign of supernatural evil.

Characters:
single father soldier father son relationship 
Story:
person on fire catapult bone chaos animal attack key battle horse fire chase explosion 

Jonah Hex (2010)
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Jonah Hex (2010)

During Grant's presidency, Jonah Hex is a remorseless bounty hunter. In the Civil War, he was a rebel whose honor put him afoul of a Confederate general, Quentin Turnbull, who murdered Jonah's family while Jonah watched. As a result of the ordeal, Jonah's face is disfigured and he can talk with the …dead. After staging his own death, Turnbull, with a group of rebel stalwarts, hatches a plan to bring the Union to its knees. Grant wants Hex to stop it. While the nation readies to celebrate Independence Day, Hex and an unlikely ally have little time to stop Turnbull and his weapon of mass destruction. (Read More)

Locations:
train 
Characters:
native american soldier 
Story:
person on fire animal attack civil war general u.s. president cowboy face slap horse fire explosion 

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Bedknobs And Broomsticks (1971)
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Bedknobs And Broomsticks (1971)

During WWII in England, Charlie, Carrie, and Paul Rawlins are sent to live with Eglantine Price, an apprentice witch. Charlie blackmails Miss Price that if he is to keep her practices a secret, she must give him something, so she takes a bedknob from her late father's bed and places the "famous magi…c traveling spell" on it, and only Paul can activate it. Their first journey is to a street in London where they meet Emelius Browne, headmaster of Miss Price's witchcraft training correspondence school. Miss Price tells him of a plan to find the magic words for a spell known as Substitutiary Locomotion, which brings inanimate objects to life. This spell will be her work for the war effort. (Read More)

Locations:
museum school 
Characters:
soldier 
Story:
model train ostrich magic trick lion lifting someone into the air elephant monkey battle fire explosion dancing 

Bruce Almighty (2003) is one of the best movies like Night At The Museum (2006)
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Bruce Almighty (2003)

Bruce Nolan, a television reporter in Buffalo, N.Y., is discontented with almost everything in life despite his popularity and the love of his girlfriend Grace . At the end of the worst day of his life, Bruce angrily ridicules and rages against God and God responds. God appears in human form and, en…dowing Bruce with divine powers, challenges Bruce to take on the big job to see if he can do it any better. (Read More)

Story:
television news ice hockey chaos blockbuster assault lifting someone into the air monkey first part fired from the job 

Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them (2016)
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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 majest…ic 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)

Subgenre:
slapstick comedy 
Locations:
train new york city 
Characters:
father son relationship 
Story:
central park manhattan new york city whale lion chaos animal attack brooklyn new york city blockbuster monkey manhattan new york city battle car accident fire chase explosion 

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Centurion (2010)
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Centurion (2010)

Britain, A.D. 117. Quintus Dias, the sole survivor of a Pictish raid on a Roman frontier fort, marches north with General Virilus' legendary Ninth Legion, under orders to wipe the Picts from the face of the Earth and destroy their leader, Gorlacon.

Characters:
soldier father son relationship 
Story:
centurion arrow animal attack lifting someone into the air rome italy general battle urination horse fire chase 

The Mummy (2017)
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The Mummy (2017)

Though safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient princess, whose destiny was unjustly taken from her, is awakened in our current day bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia, and terrors that defy human comprehension.

Locations:
museum train 
Characters:
security guard soldier 
Story:
pharaoh mummy skeleton statue battle face slap car accident horse fire chase explosion 

War Of The Worlds (2005) is one of the best movies like Night At The Museum (2006)
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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)

Themes:
divorce 
Locations:
train new york city 
Characters:
single father soldier father son relationship 
Story:
chaos blockbuster rome italy statue battle car accident fire explosion 

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Shrek (2001)
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Shrek (2001)

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

Characters:
soldier 
Story:
sunrise animal attack blockbuster lifting someone into the air first part skeleton battle fire chase 

Definitely, Maybe (2008)
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Definitely, Maybe (2008)

Romantic comedy: Will Hayes, a 30-something Manhattan dad is in the midst of a divorce when his 10 year old daughter, Maya, starts to question him about his life before marriage. Maya wants to know absolutely everything about how her parents met and fell in love. Will's story begins in 1992, as a yo…ung, starry-eyed aspiring politician who moves to New York from Wisconsin in order to work on the Clinton campaign. For Maya, Will relives his past as a idealistic young man learning the ins and outs of big city politics, and recounts the history of his romantic relationships with three very different women. On the campaign, Will's best buddy is Russell McCormack. They not only have similar political aspirations, they share the same type of girl problems, too. Will hopelessly attempts a "PG" version of his story for his daughter ad changes the names so Maya has to guess who he finally married. Is her mother Will's college sweetheart, the dependable girl next-door Emily? Is she his longtime best friend and confidante, the apolitical April? Or is she the free-spirited but ambitious journalist? As Maya puts together the pieces of her dad's romantic puzzle, she begins to understand that love is not so simple or easy. And as Will tells her his tale, Maya helps him to understand that it's definitely never too late to go back...and maybe even possible to find a happy ending. (Read More)

Subgenre:
slapstick comedy 
Themes:
divorce 
Locations:
taxi school new york city 
Characters:
single father 
Story:
maya central park manhattan new york city bookstore u.s. president fired from the job manhattan new york city car accident dancing 

Jurassic World (2015)
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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?

Locations:
museum elevator 
Characters:
security guard soldier 
Story:
tyrannosaurus rex chaos animal attack blockbuster skeleton battle fire chase explosion 

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How To Train Your Dragon (2010) is one of the best movies like Night At The Museum (2006)
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How To Train Your Dragon (2010)

Long ago up North on the Island of Berk, the young Viking, Hiccup, wants to join his town's fight against the dragons that continually raid their town. However, his macho father and village leader, Stoik the Vast, will not allow his small, clumsy, but inventive son to do so. Regardless, Hiccup ventu…res out into battle and downs a mysterious Night Fury dragon with his invention, but can't bring himself to kill it. Instead, Hiccup and the dragon, whom he dubs Toothless, begin a friendship that would open up both their worlds as the observant boy learns that his people have misjudged the species. But even as the two each take flight in their own way, they find that they must fight the destructive ignorance plaguing their world. (Read More)

Locations:
school train 
Characters:
single father father son relationship 
Story:
catapult blockbuster lifting someone into the air first part battle fire explosion 

Superman II (1980)
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Superman II (1980)

Picking up where "Superman: The Movie" left off, three criminals, General Zod ('Terence Stamp' (qv)), Ursa, ('Sarah Douglas (I)' (qv)), and Non ('Jack O'Halloran (I)' (qv)) from the planet Krypton are released from the Phantom Zone by a nuclear explosion in space. They descend upon Earth where they …could finally rule. Superman, meanwhile, is in love with Lois Lane ('Margot Kidder' (qv)), who finds out who he really is. Lex Luthor ('Gene Hackman' (qv)) escapes from prison and is determined to destroy Superman by joining forces with the three criminals. (Read More)

Locations:
elevator new york city 
Story:
brooklyn new york city blockbuster general u.s. president snake manhattan new york city battle fire explosion 

Exodus: Gods And Kings (2014)
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Exodus: Gods And Kings (2014)

Epic adventure Exodus: Gods and Kings is the story of one man's daring courage to take on the might of an empire. Using state of the art visual effects and 3D immersion, Scott brings new life to the story of the defiant leader Moses as he rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses, setting 600,000… slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues. (Read More)

Characters:
soldier father son relationship 
Story:
person on fire pharaoh mummy animal attack general statue snake battle horse fire chase explosion 

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Hercules (2014)
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Hercules (2014)

1400 B.C., a tormented soul walked the Earth that was neither man nor god. Hercules was the powerful son of the god king Zeus. For this, he received nothing but suffering his entire life. After twelve arduous labors, and the death of his family, this dark, world-weary soul turned his back on the god…s finding his only solace in bloody battle. Over the years, he warmed to the company of six similar souls, their only bond being their love of fighting, and the presence of death. These men and women never question where they go to fight, or why, or whom, just how much they will be paid. Now, the King of Thrace has hired these mercenaries to train his men to become the greatest army of all time. It is time for this bunch of lost souls to finally have their eyes opened to how far they have fallen, when they must train an army to become as ruthless and bloodthirsty as their reputation has become. (Read More)

Locations:
train 
Characters:
soldier 
Story:
person on fire lion animal attack civil war general statue snake battle horse fire 

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (2012) is one of the best movies like Night At The Museum (2006)
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Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (2012)

Alex, Marty, Gloria and Melman are still trying to get back to the Big Apple and their beloved Central Park zoo, but first they need to find the penguins. When they travel to Monte Carlo, they attract the attention of Animal Control after gate crashing a party and are joined by the penguins, King Ju…lian and Co., and the monkeys. How do a lion, zebra, hippo, giraffe, four penguins, two monkeys, three lemurs travel through Europe without attracting attention and get back to New York? They join a traveling circus. Their attempts to get back to New York are consistently hampered by the Captain of Animal Control who wants to make Alex part of her collection. Once they make it back to New York Marty, Alex, Gloria and Melman realize that they want to be part of the traveling circus. (Read More)

Locations:
train 
Story:
zebra lion rome italy horse fire explosion dancing 

The Lone Ranger (2013)
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The Lone Ranger (2013)

In the 1930s, an elderly Tonto tells a young boy the tale of John Reid, the Lone Ranger. An idealistic lawyer, he rides with his brother and fellow Texas Rangers in pursuit of the notorious Butch Cavendish. Ambushed by the outlaw and left for dead, John Reid is rescued by the renegade Comanche, Tont…o, at the insistence of a mysterious white horse and offers to help him to bring Cavendish to justice. Becoming a reluctant masked rider with a seemingly incomprehensible partner, Reid pursues the criminal against all obstacles. However, John and Tonto learn that Cavendish is only part of a far greater injustice and the pair must fight it in an adventure that would make them a legend. (Read More)

Subgenre:
slapstick comedy 
Locations:
museum train 
Characters:
native american soldier father son relationship 
Story:
scene during end credits cowboy battle face slap horse fire chase explosion 

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King Kong (2005)
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King Kong (2005)

Carl Denham needs to finish his movie and has the perfect location; Skull Island. But he still needs to find a leading lady. This 'soon-to-be-unfortunate' soul is Ann Darrow. No one knows what they will encounter on this island and why it is so mysterious, but once they reach it, they will soon find… out. Living on this hidden island is a giant gorilla and this beast now has Ann is its grasps. Carl and Ann's new love, Jack Driscoll must travel through the jungle looking for Kong and Ann, whilst avoiding all sorts of creatures and beasts. But Carl has another plan in mind. (Read More)

Locations:
taxi new york city 
Story:
tyrannosaurus rex central park manhattan new york city animal attack blockbuster lifting someone into the air skeleton manhattan new york city car accident chase dancing 

Pan (2015)
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Pan (2015)

Subgenre:
slapstick comedy 
Characters:
native american 
Story:
animal attack skeleton statue key battle face slap fire chase explosion 

What Happens In Vegas (2008) is one of the best movies like Night At The Museum (2006)
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What Happens In Vegas (2008)

Set in Sin City, story revolves around two people who discover they've gotten married following a night of debauchery, with one of them winning a huge jackpot after playing the other's quarter. Unhappy pair try to undermine each other and get their hands on the money -- falling in love along the way…. (Read More)

Themes:
divorce 
Locations:
elevator taxi new york city 
Characters:
father son relationship 
Story:
brooklyn new york city scene during end credits fired from the job manhattan new york city urination dancing 

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The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010)
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The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010)

Balthazar Blake (Nicolas Cage) is a master sorcerer in modern-day Manhattan trying to defend the city from his arch-nemesis, Maxim Horvath (Alfred Molina). Balthazar can't do it alone, so he recruits Dave Stutler (Jay Baruchel), a seemingly average guy who demonstrates hidden potential, as his reluc…tant protege. The sorcerer gives his unwilling accomplice a crash course in the art and science of magic, and together, these unlikely partners work to stop the forces of darkness. It'll take all the courage Dave can muster to survive his training, save the city and get the girl as he becomes The Sorcerer's Apprentice. (Read More)

Locations:
elevator taxi train new york city 
Story:
animal attack rome italy statue snake manhattan new york city battle car accident horse fire chase explosion 

Le Cinquieme Element (1997)
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Le Cinquieme Element (1997)

In the twenty-third century, the universe is threatened by evil. The only hope for mankind is the Fifth Element, who comes to Earth every five thousand years to protect the humans with four stones of the four elements: fire, water, Earth and air. A Mondoshawan spacecraft is bringing The Fifth Elemen…t back to Earth but it is destroyed by the evil Mangalores. However, a team of scientists use the DNA of the remains of the Fifth Element to rebuild the perfect being called Leeloo. She escapes from the laboratory and stumbles upon the taxi driver and former elite commando Major Korben Dallas that helps her to escape from the police. Leeloo tells him that she must meet Father Vito Cornelius to accomplish her mission. Meanwhile, the Evil uses the greedy and cruel Jean-Baptiste Emanuel Zorg and a team of mercenary Mangalores to retrieve the stones and avoid the protection of Leeloo. But the skilled Korben Dallas has fallen in love with Leeloo and decides to help her to retrieve the stones. (Read More)

Locations:
taxi train new york city 
Characters:
soldier 
Story:
brooklyn new york city blockbuster assault general fired from the job key fire explosion 

The Mummy (1999)
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The Mummy (1999)

An English librarian called Evelyn Carnahan becomes interested in starting an archaeological dig at the ancient city of Hamunaptra. She gains the help of Rick O'Connell, after saving him from his death. What Evelyn, her brother Jonathan and Rick are unaware of is that another group of explorers are …interested in the same dig. Unfortunately for everyone, this group ends up unleashing a curse which been laid on the dead High Priest Imhotep. Now 'The Mummy' is awake and it's going to take a lot more than guns to send him back to where he came from. (Read More)

Story:
person on fire egyptian curse mummy blockbuster first part battle horse fire chase 

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Hot Fuzz (2007) is one of the best movies like Night At The Museum (2006)
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Hot Fuzz (2007)

Top London cop, PC Nicholas Angel is good. Too good. And to stop the rest of his team looking bad, he is reassigned to the quiet town of Sandford. He is paired with Danny Butterman, who endlessly questions him on the action lifestyle. Everything seems quiet for Angel, until two actors are found deca…pitated. It is called an accident, but Angel isn't going to accept that, especially when more and more people turn up dead. Angel and Danny clash with everyone, whilst trying to uncover the truth behind the mystery of the apparent "accidents". (Read More)

Subgenre:
slapstick comedy 
Locations:
taxi school train 
Characters:
father son relationship 
Story:
multiple cameos new job animal attack lifting someone into the air skeleton urination car accident horse chase explosion 

Superhero Movie (2008)
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Superhero Movie (2008)

Subgenre:
slapstick comedy 
Characters:
father son relationship 
Story:
person on fire drinking fountain television news monkey scene during end credits snake urination 

Alexander (2004)
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Alexander (2004)

Conquering 90% of the known world by the age of 25, Alexander the Great led his armies through 22,000 miles of sieges and conquests in just eight years. Coming out of tiny Macedonia (today part of Greece), Alexander led his armies against the mighty Persian Empire, drove west to Egypt, and finally m…ade his way east to India. This film will concentrate on those eight years of battles, as well as his relationship with his boyhood friend and battle mate, Hephaestion. Alexander died young, of illness, at 33. Alexander's conquests paved the way for the spread of Greek culture (facilitating the spread of Christianity centuries later), and removed many of the obstacles that might have prevented the expansion of the Roman Empire. In other words, the world we know today might never have been if not for Alexander's bloody, yet unifying, conquest. (Read More)

Characters:
soldier father son relationship 
Story:
arrow lion animal attack blockbuster elephant monkey general statue snake battle face slap horse fire dancing 

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Army Of Darkness (1992)
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Army Of Darkness (1992)

Ash is transported with his car to 1,300 A.D., where he is captured by Lord Arthur and turned slave with Duke Henry the Red and a couple of his men. When Ash is thrown into a pit, he defeats two monsters and wins respect of Arthur's army and vassals. The Wiseman points Ash as The Chosen One that wil…l retrieve the Necronomicon but Ash is only interested in returning home. When he learns that the only way to return to his time is using the Necronomicon, Ash decides to travel to the unholy land of the Deadites. The Wiseman advises that he must say the words "Klaatu Barada Nikto" to safely get the evil book. However, Ash forgets the last word and an army of the dead resurrects to attack Arthur fortress and recover the Necronomicon. The battle between the living and the dead is about to start and the support of Henry the Red is the only way to help Ash and Arthur to defeat the army of darkness. (Read More)

Subgenre:
slapstick comedy 
Characters:
soldier 
Story:
animate skeleton catapult arrow skeleton statue battle face slap car accident horse chase 

The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (2013) is one of the best movies like Night At The Museum (2006)
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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 h…is 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)

Characters:
single father soldier father son relationship 
Story:
person on fire torso cut in half animal attack blockbuster skeleton key battle fire chase explosion 

The Adventures Of Baron Munchausen (1988)
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The Adventures Of Baron Munchausen (1988)

The fantastic tale of an 18th century aristocrat, his talented henchmen and a little girl in their efforts to save a town from defeat by the Turks. Being swallowed by a giant sea-monster, a trip to the moon, a dance with Venus and an escape from the Grim Reaper are only some of the improbable advent…ures. (Read More)

Characters:
father son relationship 
Story:
statue comes to life whale elephant skeleton statue key battle horse explosion dancing 

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