With 2016’s ‘The Jungle Book’ still fresh in the mind of cinema-goers, 2018 was the best time for Netflix to step into the field of creating original content based on popular children’s stories. However, ‘Mowgli: Legend of The Jungle’ had nothing to do with Netflix when it was first conceived and started rolling. After dragging the project through a long visual effects stage, Warner Bros. sold the project to Netflix who then released the movie on the streaming platform after a brief theatrical run.
The plot centers on an unexplored darker side of the original source material by Rudyard Kipling. But narrative loses its charm while giving the impression that it is trying too hard to be different from the rest of the films which belong to the same genre. Hollywood biggies like Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Naomie Harris lent their voices to the iconic characters in the film. So, without further ado, here is the list of best movies similar to ‘Mowgli: Legend of The Jungle’ that are our recommendations. You can watch several of these movies like ‘Mowgli: Legend of The Jungle’ on Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime.
8. Aladdin (2019)
Another live-action adaptation of a classic Disney film, ‘Aladdin‘ made heads turn as soon as it was revealed that Hollywood icon Will Smith will be seen playing the role of the legendary genie in the project. Besides Smith, Mena Massoud plays the titular character while Naomi Scott plays Aladdin’s love interest Jasmine. When the first Aladdin film released way back in 1992, it became the highest-grossing animated film of all time until ‘The Lion King’ (1994) surpassed it.
The 2019 live-action remake has also become one of the highest-grossing films of the year, but it does not even come close to the cultural impact its predecessor had back in the day. What keeps us revisiting such movies is the nostalgic magical world in which we can get lost for some time before reality knocks at our doors once again. After all, the mythical stories were the skies where our childhood dreams took form and spread wings.
Read More: Movies Like Aladdin