Most Similar Movies to Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)

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The BFG (2016)

Starring: Mark Rylance, Ruby Barnhill, Penelope Wilton, Jemaine Clement
Duration: 1h 57mins
Genres: Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Sophie, a 10-year-old girl living in a London orphanage, is often awake at the "witching hour".
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James and the Giant Peach (1996)

Starring: Paul Terry, Joanna Lumley, Pete Postlethwaite, Simon Callow
Duration: 1h 19mins
Genres: Adventure, Animation, Family

James Henry Trotter is a young orphan whose parents were devoured by a rhinoceros, forcing him to live with his sadistic and domineering aunts Spiker and Sponge.
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The Witches (1990)

Starring: Anjelica Huston, Mai Zetterling, Jasen Fisher, Rowan Atkinson
Duration: 1h 31mins
Genres: Adventure, Comedy, Family

During a vacation with his grandmother Helga in Norway, 8-year-old American boy, Luke Eveshim, is warned about witches, female demons who have a boundless hatred for children and who use various methods of destroying or transforming them.
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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)

Starring: Johnny Depp, Freddie Highmore, David Kelly, Helena Bonham Carter
Duration: 1h 55mins
Genres: Adventure, Comedy, Family

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a 2005 American musical fantasy film directed by Tim Burton and written by John August, based on the 1964 British novel of the same name by Roald Dahl.
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The Little Prince (1974)

Starring: Richard Kiley, Steven Warner, Joss Ackland, Clive Revill
Duration: 1h 28mins
Genres: Family, Fantasy, Musical

The Little Prince is a 1974 British-American fantasy-musical film with screenplay and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, music by Frederick Loewe.
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Epic Movie (2007)

Starring: Kal Penn, Jennifer Coolidge, Fred Willard, Adam Campbell
Duration: 1h 26mins
Genres: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

Lucy (Jayma Mays) finds that her adoptive father (David Carradine), a museum curator, has been attacked by Silas (Kevin Hart).
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Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)

Starring: George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Bill Murray, Jason Schwartzman
Duration: 1h 27mins
Genres: Adventure, Animation, Comedy

Fantastic Mr. Fox is a 2009 American stop motion animated comedy film directed by Wes Anderson, based on Roald Dahl's 1970 children's novel of the same name.
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Matilda (1996)

Starring: Danny DeVito, Rhea Perlman, Mara Wilson, Embeth Davidtz
Duration: 1h 42mins
Genres: Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Young genius Matilda Wormwood is regularly neglected and mistreated by her parents, Harry and Zinnia, and her older brother, Michael.
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The Neverending Story (1984)

Starring: Noah Hathaway, Barret Oliver, Tami Stronach, Gerald McRaney
Duration: 1h 42mins
Genres: Adventure, Drama, Family

Ten-year-old Bastian Bux is a shy and outcast bibliophile who lives in the fictional city of De Forest, Washington.
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Babes in Toyland (1986)

Starring: Drew Barrymore, Richard Mulligan, Eileen Brennan, Keanu Reeves
Duration: 2h 20mins
Genres: Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Lisa Piper (Drew Barrymore), an eleven-year-old girl from Cincinnati, Ohio, takes care of her siblings and cooks for her family because her father's passing has made her grow up too fast.
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Corpse Bride (2005)

Starring: Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Emily Watson, Tracey Ullman
Duration: 1h 17mins
Genres: Animation, Drama, Family

Corpse Bride (also known as Tim Burton's Corpse Bride) is a 2005 stop-motion animated musical fantasy film directed by Mike Johnson and Tim Burton with a screenplay by John August, Caroline Thompson and Pamela Pettler based on characters created by Burton and Carlos Grangel.
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How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)

Starring: Jim Carrey, Taylor Momsen, Kelley, Jeffrey Tambor
Duration: 1h 44mins
Genres: Comedy, Family, Fantasy

How the Grinch Stole Christmas (also known as Dr.
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Chocolat (2000)

Starring: Juliette Binoche, Judi Dench, Alfred Molina, Carrie-Anne Moss
Duration: 2h 1mins
Genres: Drama, Romance

Chocolat (French pronunciation: ​[ʃokola]) is a 2000 romantic comedy-drama film based on the 1999 novel Chocolat by the English author, Joanne Harris.
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Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971)

Starring: Angela Lansbury, David Tomlinson, Roddy McDowall, Sam Jaffe
Duration: 1h 57mins
Genres: Adventure, Animation, Comedy

Bedknobs and Broomsticks is a 1971 American musical fantasy film directed by Robert Stevenson and produced by Bill Walsh for Walt Disney Productions.
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Carry on Abroad (1972)

Starring: Sidney James, Kenneth Williams, Charles Hawtrey, Joan Sims
Duration: 1h 28mins
Genres: Comedy

The film opens with pub landlord and frequent holidaymaker Vic Flange (Sid James) openly flirting with the sassy saucepot widow Sadie Tompkins (Barbara Windsor) as his battleaxe wife, Cora (Joan Sims), looks on with disdain.
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Young Frankenstein (1974)

Starring: Gene Wilder, Madeline Kahn, Marty Feldman, Peter Boyle
Duration: 1h 46mins
Genres: Comedy

Young Frankenstein is a 1974 American comedy horror film directed by Mel Brooks and starring Gene Wilder as the title character, a descendant of the infamous Dr.