25 Best Movies Like Willy Wonka ...

25 Best Movies Like Willy Wonka ...

If you liked this one , you will probably love these too! In this list we highlight some of the best films that share a very similar premise to '', and are worth checking out.

1. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)

1h 55m Adventure Comedy Family Fantasy

A young boy wins a tour through the most magnificent chocolate factory in the world, led by the world's most unusual candy maker.

2. Mary Poppins (1964)

2h 19m Comedy Family Fantasy

A magical nanny employs music and adventure to help two neglected children become closer to their father.

3. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)

2h 24m Family Music Adventure Fantasy Comedy

A hapless inventor finally finds success with a flying car, which a dictator from a foreign government sets out to take for himself.

4. Kazaam (1996)

1h 33m Fantasy Comedy Family

When Max fools a gang of local toughs, he finds himself in big trouble. Fleeing from the thugs, Max runs into an old warehouse and bumps into a boom box. By doing that, he manages to release Kazaam, a genie who has been held captive for thousands of years.

5. Finian's Rainbow (1968)

2h 24m Fantasy Romance Family

Having left Ireland, Finian McLonergan and his daughter Sharon arrive in the American state of Missitucky with a magical golden crock that has been stolen from Og, a leprechaun. Finian buries the crock near Fort Knox believing that it will grow bigger, and he and Sharon settle down in Rainbow Valley, a small community of racially-integrated sharecroppers. Meanwhile, Rawkins, a racist Senator, is determined to get his hands on the land but is thwarted when he is magically turned black and gets a helping of his own bigotry. After many plot twists, all is resolved and love, wealth and happiness descend on Rainbow Valley.

6. The Borrowers (1997)

1h 26m Adventure Fantasy Action Comedy Family

The four-inch-tall Clock family secretly share a house with the normal-sized Lender family, "borrowing" such items as thread, safety pins, batteries and scraps of food. However, their peaceful co-existence is disturbed when evil lawyer Ocious P. Potter steals the will granting title to the house, which he plans to demolish in order to build apartments. The Lenders are forced to move, and the Clocks face the risk of being exposed to the normal-sized world.

7. Jumanji (1995)

1h 44m Adventure Fantasy Family

When siblings Judy and Peter discover an enchanted board game that opens the door to a magical world, they unwittingly invite Alan -- an adult who's been trapped inside the game for 26 years -- into their living room. Alan's only hope for freedom is to finish the game, which proves risky as all three find themselves running from giant rhinoceroses, evil monkeys and other terrifying creatures.

8. Alice Through the Looking Glass (1998)

1h 23m Family Fantasy

A modern adaptation of the classic children's story 'Alice through the Looking Glass', which continued on from the popular 'Alice in Wonderland' story. This time Alice is played by the mother, who falls asleep while reading the the bedtime story to her daughter. Walking through the Looking Glass, Alice finds herself in Chessland, a magical and fun world. There she meets the Red and White Queens, as well as many other amusing friends on her journey across the chessboard countryside onto become a crowned queen.

9. The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)

1h 25m Music Comedy Family Fantasy Drama

A retelling of the classic Dickens tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, miser extraordinaire. He is held accountable for his dastardly ways during night-time visitations by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and future.

10. Five Children and It (2004)

1h 28m Adventure Fantasy Drama Science Fiction Family

A Psammead is 'It', an ancient, irritable, ugly sand fairy, which five children find one day in a gravel pit. As a reward for finding him, It grants the children one wish a day, the results of which will last until sunset.

11. The Indian in the Cupboard (1995)

1h 36m Adventure Family Fantasy

A nine-year-old boy gets a plastic Indian and a cupboard for his birthday and finds himself involved in adventure when the Indian comes to life and befriends him.

12. The Witches (1990)

1h 31m Adventure Fantasy Horror Family

A young boy named Luke and his grandmother go on vacation only to discover their hotel is hosting an international witch convention, where the Grand High Witch is unveiling her master plan to turn all children into mice. Will Luke fall victim to the witches' plot before he can stop them?

13. Nanny McPhee (2005)

1h 37m Fantasy Comedy Family

Widower Cedric Brown hires Nanny McPhee to care for his seven rambunctious children, who have chased away all previous nannies. Taunted by Simon and his siblings, Nanny McPhee uses mystical powers to instill discipline. And when the children's great-aunt and benefactor, Lady Adelaide Stitch, threatens to separate the kids, the family pulls together under the guidance of Nanny McPhee.

14. Little Monsters (1989)

1h 42m Adventure Fantasy Comedy Family

A young boy is scared of the monster under his bed. He asks his 6th grade brother to swap rooms for the night as a bet that the monster really exists. Soon the brother becomes friends with the monster and discovers a whole new world of fun and games under his bed where pulling pranks on kids and other monsters is the main attraction.

15. The Gnome-Mobile (1967)

1h 25m Fantasy Comedy Family

An eccentric millionaire and his grandchildren are embroiled in the plights of some forest gnomes who are searching for the rest of their tribe. While helping them, the millionaire is suspected of being crazy because he's seeing gnomes! He's committed, and the niece and nephew and the gnomes have to find him and free him.

16. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (2014)

1h 21m Family Comedy

Alexander's day begins with gum stuck in his hair, followed by more calamities. Though he finds little sympathy from his family and begins to wonder if bad things only happen to him, his mom, dad, brother, and sister all find themselves living through their own terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.

17. The White Pony (1999)

1h 33m Family Fantasy

A leprechaun (Warwick Davis) helps a 12-year-old (Carly Anderson) befriend a magic pony while working on her uncle's (Olivier Gruner) farm. (IMDb)

18. Labyrinth (1986)

1h 42m Adventure Family Fantasy

When teen Sarah is forced to babysit Toby, her baby stepbrother, she summons Jareth the Goblin King to take him away. When he is actually kidnapped, Sarah is given just thirteen hours to solve a labyrinth and rescue him.

19. The Nutcracker in 3D (2010)

1h 50m Music Fantasy Action Family

Set in 1920s Vienna, this is the tale of a little girl, whose godfather gives her a special doll one Christmas Eve.

20. Inkheart (2008)

1h 46m Adventure Family Fantasy

The adventures of a father and his young daughter, in their search for a long lost book that will help reunite a missing, close relative.

21. Puss in Boots (1988)

1h 36m Fantasy Family

A cat belonging to a poor miller's son thinks up a great plan for bringing a title, wealth, and marriage for his owner. He begins to carry it out, using a few birds and rabbits as gifts for the king, his own wit, and a pair of boots that make him appear human when he puts them on. However, his owner has no idea that the cat has told everyone that his master is a marquis rather than a miller's son until the king has arrived to meet him. Soon the king's daughter and the miller's son fall in love, and the king wants very much to see the land and the castle belonging to this rich "marquis."

22. Prancer (1989)

1h 39m Drama Family Fantasy

Jessica, the daughter of an impoverished apple farmer, still believes in Santa Claus. So when she comes across a reindeer with an injured leg, it makes perfect sense to her to assume that it is Prancer, who had fallen from a Christmas display in town. She hides the reindeer in her barn and feeds it cookies, until she can return it to Santa. Her father finds the reindeer an decides to sell it to the butcher, not for venison chops, but as an advertising display.

23. The Wiz (1978)

2h 14m Adventure Family Fantasy Music

Dorothy Gale, a shy kindergarten teacher is swept away to the magic land of Oz where she embarks on a quest to return home

24. Peter Pan (2003)

1h 53m Adventure Fantasy Family

In stifling Edwardian London, Wendy Darling mesmerizes her brothers every night with bedtime tales of swordplay, swashbuckling and the fearsome Captain Hook. But the children become the heroes of an even greater story, when Peter Pan flies into their nursery one night and leads them over moonlit rooftops through a galaxy of stars and to the lush jungles of Neverland.

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