Original Jumanji, made a big splash when it was published in 1995. The reason for the success of the movie is a bit of a master actor Robin Williams, another reason why the audience flocked to Jumanji was that they had not seen such a movie before.
Yes, the effects in the movie, etc. Although it sounds a bit old-fashioned, this uniquely scripted film aroused great interest in 1995. Jumanji, which is still considered a masterpiece even after 26 years, still maintains its feature of being a heartwarming memory for the children of the 90s. Although similar films were made in 2017 and 2019 as a sequel to Jumanji, generally the fans of the film cannot replace the original with any production. Let’s take a look at 10 movies that you can watch with your family, guaranteed to have an enjoyable weekend.
10 Hot Jumanji-like Movies You Can Watch With Your Family
- The Croods
- Dora and the Lost City of Gold
- Zathura: A Space Adventure
- Goosebumps (Goosebumps Monsters on the Run)
- The Night At The Museum Trilogy
- Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
- The Spiderwick Chronicles (Spiderwick Chronicles)
- Where the Wild Things Are
- Mrs. Doubtfire (Awesome Nanny)
Animation where we watch the last cave family: The Croods
Vision date: February 15, 2013
IMDb score: 7.2
Rotten Tomatoes score: 72%
It may seem strange to see it among the movie suggestions like Jumanji, but yes, there is an animated movie on our list. Croods, wild animals; They are the last cave family trying to survive in a world full of carnivorous plants and other dangers. Although it is not an action movie, the movie offers plenty of adventure, action and comedy elements.
For family adventure seekers: Dora and the Lost City of Gold
Vision date: August 9, 2019
IMDb score: 6.1
Rotten Tomatoes score: 85%
Young adventurer Dora embarks on an adventure with her friends to save her family and solve the mystery of the lost city of gold, and events develop… A movie to watch with the whole family. Dora and the Lost City of Gold has action sequences that rival the Jumanji Wild Forest movie.
The adventure of father and daughter together: Inkheart
Vision date: December 11, 2008
IMDb score: 6.1
Rotten Tomatoes score: 39%
This movie, Goosebumps Monsters on the Run
It can be compared to the movie . Because the characters of a book come to life in Ink Heart. This time we are watching not monsters but the inhabitants of a magic kingdom.
The character played by is a bookbinder who lives a quiet life with his daughter. Both father and daughter are very fond of books. That’s why they’re so happy when they realize they can interact with the book characters. So how do they get out of this magical situation? How will they send the characters back to the world they belong to? Let’s not say more.
This is a movie that can give a chance to those who are looking for a warm family movie similar to the excitement they get while watching Jumanji.
Space version of Jumanji: Zathura: A Space Adventure
Vision date: November 8, 2005
IMDb score: 6.2
Rotten Tomatoes score: 76%
The original Jumanji movie is actually an adaptation of Chris Van Allsburg’s children’s book of the same name. The author is writing a book called Zathura, a sequel to Jumanji, in 2002. This book was later adapted for the big screen as Zathura: A Space Adventure.
Zathura, is closer to the original than Jumanji’s films shot in 2017 and 2019 because it takes place in a time period close to that of Jumanji and tells the story of a board game played by yet another two brothers. The difference between the two films is that the actors are different and Zathura (the name of the game) takes the kids to space instead of taking them to another world. Since the story, events and themes are very similar to Jumanji, I think it is a movie that those who love Jumanji should definitely give a chance.
Add a dash of paranormal events to Jumanji: Goosebumps (Goosebumps Monsters on the Run)
Vision date: October 16, 2015
IMDb score: 6.3
Rotten Tomatoes score: 78%
Just like Jumanji Goosebumps is also a movie adapted from a children’s book. Type comedy-horror, you know while watching that everything will be alright at the end of the movie.
Goosebumps Monsters on the Run is in many ways a paranormal version of Jumanji. The main characters in the movie must survive by fighting terrifying monsters that come to life from a magic book. This movie, which is similar to Jumanji in terms of action and excitement, is a family fun movie.
Another legend: The Night At The Museum Trilogy
Vision date: December 22, 2006
IMDb score: 6.4
Rotten Tomatoes score: 43%
Night at the Museum series doesn’t have a board game situation like in Jumanji or Zathura, but there are some extraordinary situations. The character Larry, played by Ben Stiller, works as a night watchman in a museum and the exhibits in the museum come to life at night.
Although it does not seem very similar in terms of subject, Night at the Museum
There are many elements in the series that pay homage to Jumanji. For example, there are rhino and herds of monkeys and lions among the things that come to life in the museum. These are the animals that make up the barriers children face in Jumanji. Also, one of the things that comes to life in the movie is the wax statue of Theodore Roosevelt. That character Robin Williams
Revived by . All these details strengthen the connection between the two films.
Staying small in the big world: Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
Vision date: June 23, 1989
IMDb score: 6.4
Rotten Tomatoes score: 77%
One of the things that makes this movie similar to Jumanji is that it was unprecedented at the time of its release. It was a completely different kind of family movie, and the audience showed great interest. A father who is a scientist in the movie accidentally reducing his son, daughter and neighbors’ children to the size of insects. Teens have to fight colossal dangers as their fathers search for them… Don’t forget to give this movie a chance, which will be appreciated by Jumanji lovers for its action and dangers faced by children.
Another book, again unknown elements: The Spiderwick Chronicles
Vision date: January 31, 2008
IMDb score: 6.5
Rotten Tomatoes score: 81%
If we are going to talk about fantasy-themed children’s movies Spiderwick Diaries should not be mentioned. This film, which received full marks from the critics, uses fairy tale and social elements so beautifully that it creates a world that the audience will never want to leave.
The twins Jared and Simon,move with their mother and older sisters to Spiderwick mansion. There Jared finds a book. The book provides a space to interact with fairies, elves and a whole host of magical creatures.
A child’s fantasy world: Where the Wild Things Are
Vision date: October 13, 2009
IMDb score: 6.7
Rotten Tomatoes score: 73%
The classic children’s book by Maurice Sendak From Where the Wild Things Are
In this movie adapted from , we watch the journey of a lonely boy named Max into his crazy fantasy world. After having a bad argument with his mother, Max escapes to the pond where he finds a boat. He boards the boat and crosses into an enchanted kingdom inhabited by seven monstrous creatures. At first, the creatures that try to eat the little boy believe that the child has magical powers, and he gives up. So Max becomes king. Together they embark on adventures and wars…
has a dark air My Friend Monster movie, a production that is highly appreciated by adults as well.
Starring Robin Williams, well remembered with his feelings: Mrs. Doubtfire (Awesome Nanny)
Vision date: November 22, 1993
IMDb score: 7.0
Rotten Tomatoes score: 71%
The plot of the movie is not very similar to Jumanji, but it is a similar movie in terms of the nostalgia it creates while watching it. Oh, in both movies Robin Williams
We see in the lead role. In the movie, after an unpleasant divorce, Robin Williams enters his ex-wife’s house disguised as a maid and spends time secretly with their children. Although not similar in subject heartwarming, give this movie a chance to compete with Jumanji.
Source: Reel Rundown, Big Happy House