A family comedy, ‘Stuart Little’ follows the story of Stuart, a young mouse who is adopted by the Little family. While the Littles love him and everything goes fine, Stuart’s life is at stake when their cat named Snowbell wants to get rid of him. Directed by Rob Minkoff and co-written by M. Night Shyamalan and Greg Brooker, the film is an adaptation of American author E. B. White’s book of the same name, which was published in 1941. The movie is crafted for the family to enjoy. While the children can enjoy seeing an anthropomorphic mouse drive a car, the adult can enjoy its cohesive story which is built upon the themes of compassion, familial bonds and rib-tickling humour.
For this article, I have taken into account films that are thematically and stylistically similar to this movie. Some are fantasy, some are comedies while others are drama, but all the films here follow the paradigm of the Minkoff-directed narrative. With that said, here’s the list of best movies similar to ‘Stuart Little’ that are our recommendations. You can watch several of these movies like ‘Stuart Little’ on Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime.
10. Night at the Museum (2006)
Based on Croatian illustrator Milan Trenc’s picture book ‘The Night at the Museum’, published in 1993, the fantasy comedy stars Ben Stiller as Larry Daley, a father who is divorced and out of job. In an attempt to make ends meet, he applies for a job as a night watchman at New York City’s American Museum of Natural History. There, he discovers that the exhibits come to life at night, and thus chaos ensues. Directed by Shawn Levy and co-written by Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant, the film is built upon the fantasy of seeing such a marvel. Though it did not receive positive reactions at the time of its release, ‘Night at the Museum’ is an extremely entertaining film.
9. Millions (2004)
Adapted from Frank Cottrell Boyce’s children’s book of the same name, published in 2004, ‘Millions’ is an incredibly warm, entertaining film by Danny Boyle. Though the film is not as celebrated as Boyle’s classics such as ‘Trainspotting’ (1996), ‘28 Days Later’ (2002) or ‘127 Hours’ (2010), it has been cited as one of his best works by many critics. Film critic Roger Ebert placed it among his favourite films of 2004. ‘Millions’ went on to win the “Best Screenplay” Award at the British Independent Film Awards.