When Jacob (Asa Butterfield) discovers clues to a mystery that stretches across time, he finds Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. But the danger deepens after he gets to know the residents and learns about their special powers.


Tim Burton


Ransom Riggs (based upon the novel written by), Jane Goldman (screenplay by)
1,038 ( 415)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Eva Green ... Miss Peregrine
Asa Butterfield ... Jake
Samuel L. Jackson ... Barron
Judi Dench ... Miss Avocet
Rupert Everett ... Ornithologist
Allison Janney ... Dr. Golan
Chris O'Dowd ... Frank
Terence Stamp ... Abe
Ella Purnell ... Emma
Fin MacMillan ... Enoch (as Finlay MacMillan)
Lauren McCrostie ... Olive
Hayden Keeler-Stone Hayden Keeler-Stone ... Horace
Georgia Pemberton ... Fiona
Milo Parker ... Hugh
Raffiella Chapman ... Claire


When Jacob (Asa Butterfield) discovers clues to a mystery that spans different worlds and times, he finds a magical place known as Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. But the mystery and danger deepen as he gets to know the residents and learns about their special powers and their powerful enemies. Ultimately, Jacob discovers that only his own special "peculiarity" can save his new friends. Written by 20th Century Fox

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Stay peculiar See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of fantasy action/violence and peril | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?


Ella Purnell and Samuel L. Jackson appeared in The Legend of Tarzan (2016). See more »


When one of the bad peculiar jumps out of the fountain and grabs Bronwyn. He was totally submerged when he first jumps out, then when he grabs Bronwyn his coat is only wet from his chest down. See more »


Jake: [V.O] Have you ever felt like nothing you did mattered?
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Crazy Credits

Photos of the peculiars and the house are seen behind the credits. See more »


Referenced in Diminishing Returns: Resident Evil (2017) See more »


Run, Rabbit, Run
Written by Ralph T. Butler and Noel Gay
Performed by Flanagan and Allen
Courtesy of Decca Music Group Limited
under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Please, please read the book.
26 February 2017 | by AnaslairSee all my reviews

I read the book several months ago and there is a lot I no longer remember. However, I do recall a feeling that the movie did not transmit. Of course, a lot changed from the book, from Emma's powers to Miss Peregrine being so young and chirpy to several other details, not to mention things that just sounded silly and without any purpose other than get the characters to do something or get the story to proceed in a certain manner. But mainly many things felt rushed. Some things were just plain dumped which could have worked well and in some instances did, in others it didn't. Also, if there is one thing that makes me cringe it is insta-love.

Tim Burton created a new character only because he wanted to work with Samuel L. Jackson. This could have been a really good thing, if played right. However, the bad guys in the book were so much scarier. This dude had the potential to be terrifying and he only managed to do so in the first scenes when he didn't spoke. Then he just came across as silly, at least to me.

Hey, it's still a Tim Burton movie. Awesome CGI, sound effects, etc, etc. Lots of clichés as well. As usual, if you have not read the book you will enjoy it a lot more.

It was pretty good, not awesome. And I have the feeling the ending is going to ruin the next two books of the series for me which remain unread.

Bottom line, please read the book.

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Release Date:

30 September 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children See more »

Filming Locations:

Sun City Center, Florida, USA See more »


Box Office


$110,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$28,871,140, 2 October 2016

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos



Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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