If you love animations, you must have seen How to Train your Dragon, a movie about a young boy who has lived his life hoping to become a dragon slayer.
However, things turn around when he comes across a young dragon; instead of killing it ends up befriending it.
The friendship taught him that there is more to the creatures than he has been made to know.
This exciting animation, directed by Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois, got positive ratings from IMDb (8.1/10) and Rotten Tomatoes (99%), and about 98% of Google users loved the movie.
Other movies like How to Train Your Dragon will have a similar storyline about bravery, adventure, family, and friendship.
1. Rise of the Guardians (2012)
- Director: Peter Ramsey
- Voice Cast: Chris Pine, Jude Law, Alec Baldwin, Hugh Jackman, Isla Fisher, Dakota Goyo, Georgie Grieve.
- IMDb rating: 7.2/10
Rise of the Guardians is about an evil spirit, Pitch (Jude Law’s voice), known to children as Boogeyman, who attacks children and hopes to take over the world.
To save the world, immortal guardians like the Easter Bunny (Hugh Jackman’s voice), Sandman, Santa Clause(Alec Baldwin’s voice), and Tooth fairy (Isla Fisher’s voice) must fight alongside a recruit, Jack Frost (Chris Pine’s voice).
Will the children have hope and belief in the immortals? Can the guardians protect the imaginations of children all over the world?
Rise of the Guardians is about trust, belief, hope, and the need to fight evil.
This movie from our list of movies like How to Train Your Dragon teaches that things are not as we think they are. Rotten Tomatoes rated this movie 74%.
2. Big Hero 6 (2014)
- Directors: Chris Williams, Don Hall
- Voice Cast: Scott Adsit, Ryan Potter, Daniel Henney, Jamie Chung, Damon Wayans Jr.
- IMDb rating: 7.8/10
This movie, How to Train Your Dragon, is about family, adventure, and bonding in places we least expected.
Big Hero 6 centers around Hiro Hamada (Ryan Potter), a robotics prodigy who lost his brother unexpectedly.
To avenge his brother’s death, he teams up with a healthcare robot, Baymax (Scott Adsit), and his tech-savvy friends.
They ended up becoming high-tech superheroes with the name Big Hero 6.
You will enjoy Big Hero 6 so much if you are a tech person or love robotics. On Rotten Tomatoes, this movie is rated 90%.
3. The Croods (2013)
- Directors: Kirk DeMicco, Chris Sanders
- Voice Cast: Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds, Catherine Keener, Clark Duke, Cloris Leachman, Randy Thom, Chris Sanders.
- IMDb rating: 7.2/10
You cannot list movies like How to Train Your Dragon with themes of family and adventure without mentioning The Croods.
After their cave home is destroyed, a prehistoric cave family is forced to go on another adventure to find another home.
On their way, they encountered a homosapien teen named Guy (Ryan Reynolds), who is inventive and knows about the wreck.
Will the family accept and believe him? Will his relationship with the Croods’ daughter Eep (Emma Stone) be accepted by her overprotective father (Nicolas Cage)?
The Croods is a comedy/adventure movie with themes like a family bond, love, and survival; you can watch the film with the rest of your family. The Croods is rated 71% by Rotten Tomatoes.
4. Brave (2012)
- Directors: Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman, Steve Purcell
- Voice Cast: Kelly Macdonald, Emma Thompson, Billy Connolly, Julie Walters, Robbie Coltrane, Craig Ferguson, Steve Purcell.
- IMDb rating: 7.1/10
Princess Merida (Kelly Macdonald) is the reckless daughter of Queen Elinor (Dame Emma Thompson), who loves archery.
Her mother is always on her neck to become an actual and elegant princess to the point she becomes fed up and seeks freedom.
Her harsh decision led her to seek help from an evil witch who made her turn her mother, the queen, into a beast.
Now, Merida must embark on a deadly journey that will teach her courage and bravery while permanently saving her mother from becoming a beast.
Brave has been added to our list of movies like How to Train Your Dragon, as it is a must-watch for children and adults.
You will grab one or two lessons from the film. The movie Brave is rated 79% by Rotten Tomatoes.
5. Epic (2013)
- Director: Chris Wedge
- Voice Cast: Amanda Seyfried, Colin Farrell, Josh Hutcherson, Christoph Waltz, Beyoncé.
- IMDb rating: 6.6/10
Do you Like movies like How to Train Your Dragon?, Epic has elements of bravery, adventure, and friendship in the least expected place, and adventure.
A young girl, Mary Katherine (Amanda Seyfried), finds herself in another location with a forest setting where she meets Queen Tara (Beyoncé), who shrinks her and charges her to protect a pod against the evil forces.
Mary has to team up with other characters in the forest to fight and keep the pod safe.
The director and characters did a fantastic job with the movie. Epic is rated 64% by Rotten Tomatoes.
6. The Good Dinosaur (2015)
- Director: Peter Sohn
- Voice Cast: Raymond Ochoa, Jack McGraw, Jack Bright, Sam Elliott, Anna Paquin, A. J. Buckley.
- IMDb rating: 6.7/10
The Good Dinosaur is the next on our list of movies like How to Train Your Dragon.
A young Apatosaurus named Arlo (Raymond Ochoa) has been afraid of everything since birth until he lost his father.
He learns to become courageous and brave while having an unlikely relationship with a cave kid, Spot (Jack Bright).
Will Arlo maintain the courage, or will he return to being the scared dinosaur?
You will enjoy watching The Good Dinosaur with themes like Life, friendship, fear, loneliness, and adventure. On Rotten Tomatoes, this movie is rated 75%.
7. Dragon Hunters (2008)
- Directors: Guillaume Ivernel, Arthur Qwak
- Voice Cast: Vincent Lindon, Patrick Timsit, Marie Drion, Philippe Nahon, Amanda Lear.
- IMDb rating: 6.6/10
A kingdom is terrorized by a monstrous dragon that has proven powerful and has not been killed by even the best hunters hired by the leader, Lord Arnold (Philippe Nahon).
The niece to the kingdom leader Zoe (Marie Drion), decides to find a solution by hiring two common dragon hunters – Lian-Chu (Vincent Lindon) and Gwizdo (Patrick Timsit) for help.
Will the trio succeed in their adventure? Are they brave enough to embark on the journey?
Dragon Hunters is a movie like How to Train Your Dragon, as both teach bravery, friendship, adventure, and saving the world. This movie, Dragon Hunter, is rated 67% by Rotten Tomatoes.
8. Moana (2016)
- Directors: John Musker, Ron Clements
- Voice Cast: Auliʻi Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, Rachel House, Temuera Morrison, Jemaine Clement, Nicole Scherzinger, Alan Tudyk.
- IMDb rating: 7.6/10
Moana is one movie known by most animation lovers; hence we added it to our list of movies like How to Train Your Dragon as they have similar themes.
Moana (Auliʻi Cravalho) is the daughter of the chief of the Motunui tribe.
The tribe faced drought when their island was cursed by the goddess Te Fiti after her heart was stolen by a demigod Maui (Dwayne Johnson).
The ocean chooses Moana to journey with Maui and return Te Fiti’s heart.
Moana is a movie depicting the discovery of one’s identity and bravery, and the songs are also melodic and soothing. On Rotten Tomatoes, Moana is rated 95%.
9. The Book of Life (2014)
- Director: Jorge R. Gutierrez
- Voice Cast: Diego Luna, Zoe Saldana, Channing Tatum, Ice Cube, Ron Perlman.
- IMDb rating: 7.2/10
Next on our list of movies like How to Train Your Dragon is The Book Of Life.
If you have seen animations with solid themes of love and adventure, this movie, like How to Train Your Dragon, will be added to your list.
The Book of Life is about a young man Manolo (Diego Luna), who sacrifices himself to save the love of his life.
He is transported to the Land of the Remembered, where he must meet his ancestors and fight to get his life back.
Will his bravery and love help him succeed? The Book of Life is a fantasy comedy about friendship. The movie is rated 83% on Rotten Tomatoes.
10. Legend of the BoneKnapper Dragon (2010)
- Director: John Puglisi
- Voice Cast: Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill.
- IMDb rating: 6.9/10
Gobber (Craig Ferguson) believes the legendary Boneknapper Dragon exists and is responsible for burning down his house.
So, he goes on a quest with his friends Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) and the gang to hunt and end his rivalry with the beast.
The group ends up in unknown territory known as the home of the Boneknapper Dragon. First, does the dragon exist? Will they survive the quest?
Legend of the Boneknapper Dragon is added to the list of movies like How to Train Your Dragon, as the former is adapted from the latter.
11. Asterix: The Secret of the Magic Potion (2018)
- Directors: Alexandre Astier, Louis Clichy
- Voice Cast: Ken Kramer, C. Ernst Harth, John Innes, Fleur Delahunty, Michael Shepherd.
- IMDb rating: 6.7/10
Asterix: The Secret of the Magic Potion centers on Druid Panoramix (John Innes), who goes on a mission with Astérix (Ken Kramer), Obélix (C. Ernst Harth), and Pectine (Fleur Delahunty) to find a suitable successor who will protect the secret of the magic potion and their village from the evil Sulfurix (Michael Shepherd) and the Romans.
Asterix: The Secret of the Magic Potion has themes like friendship, adventure, superpowers, bravery, and travel. On Rotten Tomatoes, the movie is rated 75%.
12. Steven Universe: The Movie (2019)
- Directors: Rebecca Sugar, Joseph D. Johnston, Kat Morris.
- Voice Cast: Zach Callison, Sarah Stiles, Michaela Dietz, Deedee Magno Hall, Estelle Swaray, Erica Luttrell, Charlyne Yi.
- IMDb rating: 7.7/10
One of the themes of movies like How to Train Your Dragon is that it is okay not to be perfect; you can be a work in progress while you get better.
Steven Universe (Zach Callison) thinks his work is done as he has brought peace to the conflict between Earth and the Diamonds.
Peace is far from him as his past has returned to hunt and destroy him, including all he has.
Steven must go on an adventure to save the earth and discover himself. Steven Universe: The Movie is rated 100% by Rotten Tomatoes.
13. The Boxtrolls (2014)
- Directors: Graham Annable, Anthony Stacchi
- Voice Cast: Isaac Hempstead Wright, Ben Kingsley, Elle Fanning, Dee Bradley Baker, Steve Blum.
- IMDb rating: 6.8/10
A group of underground-dwelling creatures raises a young orphaned boy named Egg (Isaac Hempstead Wright).
He steps up to save his family – the Boxtrolls and the town from the evil exterminator, Archibald Snatcher (Ben Kingsley), with the help of his friend, Winnie (Elle Fanning).
A major lesson from movies like How to Train Your Dragon teaches friendship, family, and the need to prevail against evil. On Rotten Tomatoes, The Boxtrolls is rated 78%.
14. Regular Show: The Movie (2015)
- Director: J. G. Quintel
- Voice Cast: William Salyers, J.G. Quintel, Sam Marin, Mark Hamill, Jason Mantzoukas.
- IMDb rating: 7.4/10
The next on our list of movies like How to Train Your Dragon is about two friends – Mordecai (J.G. Quintel) and Rigby (William Salyers), who must stop an evil, crazy volleyball coach in high school from destroying time and the world.
Will their friendship stand the test, or will they fail at the quest?
Regular Show: The Movie has time travel, adventure, and friendship themes. The movie is rated 84%.
15. Teen Titans Go! vs. Teen Titans (2019)
- Director: Jeff Mednikow
- Voice Cast: Greg Cipes, Rhys Darby, Grey Griffin, Sean Maher, Scott Menville, Robert Morse, Khary Payton, Kevin Michael Richardson.
- IMDb rating: 6.8/10
Teen Titans Go! vs. Teen Titans is the last on our list of movies like How to Train Your Dragon.
Villains from different worlds join forces to set the two Titan teams against each other and destroy the universe.
The two teams must set aside their differences and fight against Trigon/Hexagon (Kevin Michael Richardson), Santa Claus (Robert Morse), and time to save the universe and their Ravens.
The movie depicts friendship in unexpected places like movies like How to Train Your Dragon.
Rotten Tomatoes rated Teen Titans Go! vs. Teen Titans 100%.