Original Jumanji, made a big splash when it was published in 1995. The reason for the success of the cinema is a little master actor Robin Williams, another reason why the audience flocked to Jumanji was that they had never encountered such a cinema before.
Yes, the effects in the cinema etc. Although it may seem a bit outdated, this cinema with a unique scenario aroused great interest in 1995.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 movies were shot in 2017 and 2019 as a continuation of Jumanji, generally the fans of the cinema can not put any reference to the original. Let’s take a look at 10 movies that you can watch with your family, guaranteed to have a pleasant weekend.
10 Cozy Cinemas Like Jumanji 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 something like Jumanji in the midst of movie offers, but yes, we also have animation movies on our list. Croods, predators; 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 cinema, the cinema offers plenty of adventure, action and comedy.
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 theater to watch with the whole family. Dora and the Lost City of Gold has action scenes that are so exciting that they rival the Jumanji Wild Forest cinema.
The adventure of father and daughter together: Inkheart
Vision date: December 11, 2008
IMDb score: 6.1
Rotten Tomatoes score: 39%
This cinema Goosebumps Monsters on the Run can be compared to the cinema. Because the characters of a book come to life in Ink Yürek. This time we are not watching 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 cinema where those who are looking for a cozy family cinema, similar to the excitement they feel while watching Jumanji, can be lucky.
The version of Jumanji set in space: Zathura: A Space Adventure
Vision date: November 8, 2005
IMDb score: 6.2
Rotten Tomatoes score: 76%
The brand new 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. Later, this book was adapted for the big screen as Zathura: A Space Adventure.
Zathura, is closer to the original than Jumanji’s movies shot in 2017 and 2019 because it takes place in a time period close to that of Jumanji and again tells the story of a board game played by the other two brothers. The difference between the two movies 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 stories, events and themes are similar to Jumanji, I think it is a cinema that should definitely give a chance to those who love Jumanji.
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 have to fight and survive with awesome monsters that come to life from a magic book. This cinema, which is similar to Jumanji in terms of action and excitement, is a family-friendly movie theater.
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 does not have a board game situation like in Jumanji or Zathura, but there are some wonderful 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 in the middle of the things that come to life in the museum. These are the animals that make up the roughness that children encounter in Jumanji. In addition, one of the things that comes to life in the cinema is the wax statue of Theodore Roosevelt. That character Robin Williams
Revived by . All these details strengthen the relationship between the two cinemas.
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 like nothing before it when it was released. It was a completely different kind of family cinema, and the audience showed great interest. A father who is a scientist in the cinema reducing his son, daughter and neighbors’ children to the size of insects. Youngsters have to fight huge dangers while their fathers are looking for them… Don’t forget to give this cinema a chance, which may be appreciated by Jumanji lovers for its action and dangers faced by children.
A book again, unknowns again: 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 cinemas Spiderwick Diaries should not be mentioned. This cinema, which received full marks from the critics, uses fairy tale and social elements so nicely that it creates a world that the audience will never want to leave.
twins named 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 a lonely boy named Max travel to his crazy fantasy world. After having a terrible 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. Thus, Max becomes king. They always embark on adventures and wars together…
has a dark air My Friend Monster movie, a production highly appreciated by adults.
Starring Robin Williams, fondly remembered: 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 sense of nostalgia it creates for people while watching it. Oh, and in both cinemas. Robin Williams
We see in the lead role. After an unpleasant divorce at the cinema, Robin Williams enters his ex-wife’s residence dressed as a maid and spends time secretly with her children. Although not particularly similar heartwarming, definitely give this movie a chance to compete with Jumanji.
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