If you fell in love with the twisted world of the 2009 stop-motion fantasy film based on Neil Gaiman’s best-selling book, you’re probably wondering what to watch after Coraline. While Coraline is without a doubt one of the most original films out there, there are a few similar movies and TV shows that have that same odd and creepy vibe. This list offers up other movies like Coraline to satisfy your craving.
When it comes to movies that look like Coraline, several films fit the bill. Movies like The Nightmare Before Christmas, Corpse Bride, and Frankenweenie are all stop-motion animated classics. These movies are fantastical, a little whimsical, and many are great fun, particularly around Halloween. Not all Coraline similar movies are animated, however. If you're a little tired of the cartoon genre, give Matilda or Beetlejuice a try. (And really, if you haven’t seen Beetlejuice, now’s the time.)
Rather watch a scary TV show like Coraline? Try Stranger Things, the breakout Netflix hit, and, for the younger set, perhaps Gravity Falls? For the older kids (and young-at-heart adults) who are Coraline fans, consider watching shows like Sleepy Hollow, Grimm, or even Once Upon a Time.
If you're looking for recommendations to recapture that Coraline vibe, browse some of the listings below and vote for your favorites.
Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas 3D is a 2006 3D version of the 1993 film of the same title directed by Henry Selick and written by Caroline Thompson. ...more on Wikipedia
Corpse Bride, often referred to as Tim Burton's Corpse Bride, is a 2005 British-American stop-motion-animated fantasy film directed by Mike Johnson and Tim Burton. The plot is set in a fictional Victorian era village in Europe. Johnny Depp led a cast as the voice of Victor, while Helena Bonham Carter voiced Emily, the title character. Corpse Bride is the third stop-motion feature film produced by Burton and the first directed by him. This is also the first stop-motion feature from Burton that was distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. ...more on Wikipedia
ParaNorman is a 2012 American 3D stop-motion animated horror comedy film produced by Laika, distributed by Focus Features and was released on August 17, 2012. It stars the voices of Kodi Smit-McPhee, Tucker Albrizzi, Anna Kendrick, Casey Affleck, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Leslie Mann, Jeff Garlin, Elaine Stritch, Bernard Hill, Jodelle Ferland, Tempestt Bledsoe, Alex Borstein and John Goodman. It is the first stop-motion film to use a 3D color printer to create character faces and only the second to be shot in 3D. The film received a largely positive critical response, while it was a modest box office success, earning $107 million against its budget of $60 million. The film received ...more on Wikipedia
Frankenweenie is a 2012 American 3D stop-motion-animated fantasy film directed by Tim Burton. It is a remake of Burton's 1984 short film of the same name and is a parody of and a homage to the 1931 film Frankenstein based on Mary Shelley's book of the same name. The voice cast includes four actors who worked with Burton on previous films: Winona Ryder; Catherine O'Hara; Martin Short; and Martin Landau. Frankenweenie is in black and white. It is also the fourth stop-motion film produced by Burton and the first of those four that is not a musical. ...more on Wikipedia