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A Paul King directorial, ‘Wonka’ is a 2023 fantasy comedy adventure that follows Wonka, a character from Roald Dahl’s novel, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

The story revolves around Wonka’s struggle against the chocolate cartel and their subordinate policemen, to open his store and become a full-fledged chocolatier. He is joined by a young girl, Noodle, and a fairy-like Oompa Loompa called Lofty.

The young inventor figures out creative ways to outwit the cartel and create his chocolates to share with everyone.

Movies Like Wonka

  1. Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory
  2. Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events
  3. Labyrinth
  4. Hook
  5. The BFG
  6. Maleficent
  7. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
  8. Meet The Robinsons
  9. Dolittle
  10. Robots

10. Robots {2005}

Robots..

Under the direction of Chris Wedge and Carlos Saldanha, ‘Robots’ is an animated adventure that takes place in a futuristic world entirely inhabited by robots.

The story centers on Rodney Copperbottom, a young and aspiring inventor who dreams of making a difference. Rodney embarks on a journey to Robot City, a bustling metropolis, in pursuit of his dreams. Once there, he discovers the city is not as perfect as he imagined.

As Rodney navigates the challenges of Robot City, he encounters a diverse cast of robots, each with their own quirks and personalities.

9. Dolittle {2020}

Dolittle..

Helmed by Stephen Gaghan, ‘Dolittle’ presents a whimsical adventure with a man who can talk to animals, Dr. John Dolittle (Robert Downey Jr). Dolittle has isolated himself in his manor following the death of his wife.

However, his life takes an unexpected turn when the young Queen Victoria falls gravely ill. To find a cure, Dolittle, who can communicate with animals, sets sail on a perilous journey to a mythical island.

Accompanied by a motley crew of animal companions, Dolittle faces treacherous seas, encounters fierce foes, and unravels a conspiracy.

8. Meet The Robinsons {2007}

Meet The Robinsons..

In the directorial hands of Stephen J. Anderson, ‘Meet the Robinsons’ follows the journey of Lewis, a brilliant yet orphaned inventor with a passion for creating extraordinary gadgets. Lewis’s life takes a thrilling turn when Wilbur Robinson, a time-traveling boy, takes him to the future.

Together, they embark on a journey to thwart the villainous Bowler Hat Guy’s sinister plans. As Lewis encounters the eccentricities of the Robinson family and their futuristic gadgets, he discovers a need to go back to his time and search for his family.

The Disney adventure shares its sense of humor with ‘Wonka,’ both having bumbling villains whose absurdities and antics lead to hysterical moments.

7. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang {1968}

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang..

With Ken Hughes in the director’s chair, ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’ brings to life the magical tale of eccentric inventor Caractacus Potts. In the idyllic English countryside, Potts salvages an old car and transforms it into a fantastical vehicle named Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, which can drive, sail, and fly.

When Potts, his children, and his wife, embark on a seaside picnic, the magical car reveals its extraordinary abilities, taking them on a thrilling journey.

6. Maleficent {2014}

Maleficent..

Directed by Robert Stromberg, ‘Maleficent’ reimagines the classic fairy tale of Sleeping Beauty by providing a fresh perspective on the iconic villain.

The film delves into the backstory of Maleficent (Angelina Jolie), revealing her transformation from a benevolent fairy living in the magical Moors to a misunderstood and scorned figure.

The narrative takes a dark turn when Maleficent places an irrevocable curse on King Stefan’s daughter, Aurora, as revenge for a betrayal.

5. The BFG {2016}

The Bfg..

Acclaimed director Steven Spielberg breathes life into the enchanting tale of Sophie, a young orphan who encounters the Big Friendly Giant (BFG) in the bustling city of London.

Initially scared out of her wits, Sophie soon discovers that not all giants are menacing. The BFG, a gentle giant, takes Sophie to Giant Country, where she learns about the existence of evil giants who devour human children and bully BFG.

4. Hook {1991}

Hook..

Directed by Steven Spielberg, ‘Hook’ transports us to Neverland, where Peter Pan (Robin Williams) has grown up and forgotten his magical past.

Now a corporate lawyer, he rediscovers his roots when Captain Hook kidnaps his children. With the help of Tinker Bell (Julia Roberts), Peter is taken back to Neverland, where he must realize his forgotten identity as the legendary Peter Pan.

3. Labyrinth {1986}

Labyrinth..

‘Labyrinth’ invites us into a fantastical realm where goblins and magical creatures dwell in a world that defies comprehension. At the heart of the story is Sarah, a teenager who, frustrated with her responsibilities, inadvertently wishes her baby brother away.

The Goblin King Jareth (David Bowie), seizes the opportunity, taking the baby to his labyrinthine castle. Sarah embarks on a quest through the elaborate maze to rescue her brother within the stipulated thirteen hours before he becomes a goblin permanently.

2. Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events {2004}

Lemony Snicket’s A Series Of Unfortunate Events..

With director Brad Silberling at the helm, ‘Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events’ follows the tragic tale of the Baudelaire orphans: Violet, Klaus, and Sunny. Their parents perish in a mysterious fire, leaving them in the care of the nefarious Count Olaf (Jim Carrey).

The orphans endure a series of unfortunate events as Olaf schemes to seize their inherited fortune. The children’s resilience and ingenuity become their greatest assets as they navigate a world filled with eccentric characters and sinister plots.

1. Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory {1971}

Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory..

‘Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory,’ directed by Mel Stuart, is the classic that first introduced Willy Wonka to cinema. The eccentric chocolatier invites five golden ticket winners to tour his fantastical chocolate factory.

The lucky children, including the endearing Charlie Bucket, experience a surreal adventure filled with vibrant landscapes and magical confections. Wonka’s factory is a playground of enchanting rooms, from the fizzy lifting drinks to the edible wallpaper.

Sunil Choudhary
Sunil Choudhary

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