Movies like Despicable Me

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Despicable Me (2010)
 7.7
 444K
Despicable Me (2010)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Villainous Gru lives up to his reputation as a despicable, deplorable and downright unlikable guy when he hatches a plan to steal the moon from the sky. But he has a tough time staying on task after three orphans land in his care.
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, sweet, entertaining, light, witty, touching, stylized, exciting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: adoption, family, friendship, chase, villain, mad scientist, orphan, little girl, supervillain, adoptive father, heist, master villain, children, assistant, adventure, escapades, imaginary, redemption, lifestyle change, orphanage, ballet, rivalry, neighbor, moon, disguise ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1969, 20th century, 2010s, 1960s
Place: usa, north korea, egypt

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Most similar movies to Despicable Me

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, entertaining, clever and funny films with plots about family, children, dialogue, talking animals, storytelling, adventure and mentor mostly in Family, Animation and Comedy genres. Some movies like Despicable Me: Minions (2015), Ratatouille (2007), Megamind (2010), Shark Tale (2004), The Smurfs 2 (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 7.4
 330K
Despicable Me 2 (2013)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, France, Japan
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Gru is recruited by the Anti-Villain League to help deal with a powerful new super criminal.
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, stylized, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, kids
Plot: family, anti heroes, adoption, bakery, spy, save the world, cat, first date, parent child relationship, secret agent, falling in love, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: usa
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100%
 6.4
 186K
Minions (2015)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Minions Stuart, Kevin and Bob are recruited by Scarlet Overkill, a super-villain who, alongside her inventor husband Herb, hatches a plot to take over the world.
Style: feel good, humorous, exciting, entertaining, not serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: assistant, family, imaginary, master villain, escapades, master and servant, mad scientist, female villain, super villain, kids and family, adventure, storytelling ...
Time: prehistoric times, year 1968, 1960s, 20th century
Place: antarctica, england, buckingham palace, usa, florida ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 548K
Ratatouille (2007)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A rat named Remy dreams of becoming a great French chef despite his family's wishes and the obvious problem of being a rat in a decidedly rodent-phobic profession. When fate places Remy in the sewers of Paris, he finds himself ideally situated ...
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, inspirational, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, chef, rise to the top, cooking and food, follow your dream, restaurant, mouse, odd couple, rat, fish out of water, young man, cooking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 199K
Megamind (2010)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Bumbling supervillain Megamind finally defeats his nemesis, the superhero Metro Man. But without a hero, he loses all purpose and must find new meaning to his life.
Style: humorous, feel good, entertaining, funny, witty ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: superhero, good versus evil, master villain, rivalry, superhuman powers, reporter, lifestyle change, fish, uninhibited rivalry, secret identity, redemption, jealousy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (2013)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After the disastrous food storm in the first film, Flint and his friends are forced to leave the town. Flint accepts the invitation from his idol Chester V to join The Live Corp Company, which has been tasked to clean the island, and where the best ...
Style: feel good, exciting, humorous, colourful, funny ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: scientist, friendship, food, island, inventor, adventure, family, technology gone awry, chaos and mayhem, save the day, danger, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Inventor Flint Lockwood creates a machine that makes clouds rain food, enabling the down-and-out citizens of Chewandswallow to feed themselves. But when the falling food reaches gargantuan proportions, Flint must scramble to avert disaster. Can he ...
Style: humorous, feel good, funny, light, colourful ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: inventions and discoveries, technology gone awry, food, experiment gone awry, mad scientist, adventure, family, social misfits, small town, goofy hero, disorder, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2009
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Despicable Me 3 (2017)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Gru and his wife Lucy must stop former '80s child star Balthazar Bratt from achieving world domination.
Style: funny, colourful, entertaining, sweet, light ...
Audience: kids
Plot: twin brother, brother brother relationship, spy, fired from a job, diamond, villain, prison escape, kidnapping, kids and family, prison, happy ending, adventure ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 149K
Shark Tale (2004)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Oscar is a small fish whose big aspirations often get him into trouble. Meanwhile, Lenny is a great white shark with a surprising secret that no sea creature would guess: He's a vegetarian. When a lie turns Oscar into an improbable hero and ...
Style: humorous, feel good, exciting, funny, colourful ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: shark, fish, underwater, adventure, animal life, talking animals, anthropomorphic animal, anthropomorphism, animals, friendship, kids and family, reggae ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 5.4
 33K
The Smurfs 2 (2013)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, France, Canada, Belgium
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The evil wizard Gargamel creates a couple of mischievous Smurf-like creatures called the Naughties that he hopes will let him harness the all-powerful, magical Smurf-essence. But when he discovers that only a real Smurf can give him what he wants, ...
Style: not serious, humorous, melancholic, entertaining, idiotic
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: family, chases and races, imaginary, chase, disorder, kidnapping, good versus evil, rescue, curses spells and rituals, friends, confined, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (2011)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Playing around while aboard a cruise ship, the Chipmunks and Chipettes accidentally go overboard and end up marooned in a tropical paradise. They discover their new turf is not as deserted as it seems.
Style: not serious, humorous, funny, entertaining, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, teens
Plot: music band, family, island, young heroes, friends, cruise ship, chipmunk, youth, goofy hero, siblings relations, animal life, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 128K
Puss in Boots (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Long before he even met Shrek, the notorious fighter, lover and outlaw Puss in Boots becomes a hero when he sets off on an adventure with the tough and street smart Kitty Softpaws and the mastermind Humpty Dumpty to save his town. This is the true ...
Style: fairy tale, humorous, exciting, light, not serious ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: adventure, imaginary kingdom, talking cat, friendship, treasure hunt, save the day, escapades, cat, talking animals, magic, good versus evil, happy ending ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Hotel Transylvania (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Welcome to Hotel Transylvania, Dracula's lavish five-stake resort, where monsters and their families can live it up and no humans are allowed. One special weekend, Dracula has invited all his best friends to celebrate his beloved daughter ...
Style: humorous, not serious, melancholic, absurd, offbeat ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: teenage love, vampire, hotel, father daughter relationship, supernatural romance, dracula, human becomes animal, imaginary, odd, magic, magical creature, frankenstein ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2012, 2010s, 19th century ...
Place: romania, europe, transylvania, paris france, moscow russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 216K
Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Po is now living his dream as The Dragon Warrior, protecting the Valley of Peace alongside his friends and fellow kung fu masters, The Furious Five - Tigress, Crane, Mantis, Viper and Monkey. But Po’s new life of awesomeness is threatened by the ...
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, funny, touching ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: martial arts, mentor, master warrior, adventure, family, goofy hero, danger, chosen one, deadly weapon, threat, warrior, villain ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, asia, ancient china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Horton Hears a Who! (2008)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: One day, Horton the elephant hears a cry from help coming from a speck of dust. Even though he can't see anyone on the speck, he decides to help it. As it turns out, the speck of dust is home to the Whos, who live in their city of Whoville. ...
Style: humorous, feel good, colourful, funny, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, toddlers
Plot: jungle, adventure, rescue, family, elephant, friendship, goofy hero, save the day, danger, talking animals, determination, swimming ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 8.1
 827K
Finding Nemo (2003)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Nemo, an adventurous young clownfish, is unexpectedly taken from his Great Barrier Reef home to a dentist's office aquarium. It's up to his worrisome father Marlin and a friendly but forgetful fish Dory to bring Nemo home -- meeting ...
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, sentimental, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, adventure, missing child, shark, rescue, odd couple, family, courage, underwater, friends, fish, anthropomorphism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: seaport, pacific ocean, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.5
 28K
Hop (2011)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: E.B., the Easter Bunny's teenage son, heads to Hollywood, determined to become a drummer in a rock 'n' roll band. In LA, he's taken in by Fred after the out-of-work slacker hits E.B. with his car.
Style: humorous, exciting, funny, colourful, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: easter bunny, easter, desire for fame, audition, ambition, track down, fish out of water, nothing goes right, hollywood, family relations, leaving home, talking animals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 8.1
 702K
Monsters, Inc. (2001)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: James Sullivan and Mike Wazowski are monsters, they earn their living scaring children and are the best in the business... even though they're more afraid of the children than they are of them. When a child accidentally enters their world, ...
Style: feel good, humorous, fairy tale, touching, funny ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, date night
Plot: friendship, monster, rivalry, fear, imaginary, invisibility, villain, cheating, kidnapping, adventure, odd couple, unlikely partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: himalaya
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Arthur Christmas (2011)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Each Christmas, Santa and his vast army of highly trained elves produce gifts and distribute them around the world in one night. However, when one of 600 million children to receive a gift from Santa on Christmas Eve is missed, it is deemed ...
Style: humorous, exciting, entertaining, colourful, touching ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: christmas, family, holiday, race against time, letter, escapades, adventure, redemption, magical, runaway, santa claus, elf ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: toronto ontario canada, mexico, idaho, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Meet the Robinsons (2007)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In this animated adventure, brilliant preteen inventor Lewis creates a memory scanner to retrieve his earliest recollections and find out why his mother gave him up for adoption. But when the villainous Bowler Hat Guy steals the machine, Lewis is ...
Style: humorous, exciting, feel good, futuristic, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: time travel, time machine, family, eccentric family, adoption, adventure, sent to the past, dreams, destiny, family life, scientist, journey ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: canada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.8
 49K
The Boxtrolls (2014)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An orphaned boy raised by underground creatures called Boxtrolls comes up from the sewers and out of his box to save his family and the town from the evil exterminator, Archibald Snatcher.
Style: humorous, feel good, exciting, colourful, atmospheric ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: good versus evil, family, adventure, friendship, young heroes, escapades, fish out of water, danger, disorder, prejudice, orphan, fantasy world ...
Time: victorian
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.4
 87K
The Lorax (2012)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA, France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A 12-year-old boy searches for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams. To find it he must discover the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world.
Style: feel good, colourful, light, entertaining, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, kids
Plot: family, obsessive quest, adventure, young heroes, tree, friendship, environmentalism, childhood, danger, chase, talking animals, deforestation ...
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.9
 185K
Rio (2011)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Captured by smugglers when he was just a hatchling, a macaw named Blu never learned to fly and lives a happily domesticated life in Minnesota with his human friend, Linda. Blu is thought to be the last of his kind, but when word comes that Jewel, a ...
Style: exciting, humorous, touching, not serious, colourful ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, kids
Plot: adventure, family, birds, jungle, parrot, goofy hero, love and romance, fear of flying, friendship, talking animals, talking bird, poacher ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, minnesota, latin america, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch (2005)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 68 min.
Story: Now, we find the rowdy extraterrestrial getting used to life with his new ohana. However, a malfunction in the ultimate creation of Dr. Jumba soon emerges, which reinstates his destructive programming and threatens to both ruin his friendship with ...
Style: feel good, humorous, not serious, touching, captivating
Audience: preschoolers, pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: benign alien, family, good versus evil, friendship, adventure, danger, heroes, rivalry, space and aliens, pet, adoption, fish out of water ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 7.5
 379K
Ice Age (2002)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: With the impending ice age almost upon them, a mismatched trio of prehistoric critters – Manny the woolly mammoth, Diego the saber-toothed tiger and Sid the giant sloth – find an orphaned infant and decide to return it to its human parents. ...
Style: humorous, touching, entertaining, sweet, not serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens, date night
Plot: adventure, family, rescue, odd couple, friendship, squirrel, ice, creature, ice age, missing child, unlikely friendships, life risking ...
Time: prehistoric times, prehistory, prehistoric, stone age
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.2
 142K
Lilo & Stitch (2002)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A lonely Hawaiian girl named Lilo is being raised by her older sister, Nani, after their parents die -- under the watch of social worker Cobra Bubbles. When Lilo adopts a funny-looking dog and names him "Stitch," she doesn't realize ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting, fairy tale, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens, date night
Plot: adoption, orphan, dog, adventure, social worker, family, friendship, family relations, disorder, teaching the ways of the world, space and aliens, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: hawaii, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When the old-old-old-fashioned vampire Vlad arrives at the hotel for an impromptu family get-together, Hotel Transylvania is in for a collision of supernatural old-school and modern day cool.
Style: humorous, funny, entertaining, feel good, not serious ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: imaginary, hotel, family, vampire, monsters, adventure, grandfather grandson relationship, children, culture clash, marriage, mummy, zombie ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: romania, transylvania, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.7
 142K
Over the Hedge (2006)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A scheming raccoon fools a mismatched family of forest creatures into helping him repay a debt of food, by invading the new suburban sprawl that popped up while they were hibernating – and learns a lesson about family himself.
Style: humorous, not serious, exciting, clever, funny ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, kids
Plot: rescue, squirrel, turtle, garden, friends, family, adventure, forest, animal life, friendship, disorder, animal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 8.3
 802K
Up (2009)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Carl Fredricksen spent his entire life dreaming of exploring the globe and experiencing life to its fullest. But at age 78, life seems to have passed him by, until a twist of fate (and a persistent 8-year old Wilderness Explorer named Russell) gives ...
Style: feel good, exciting, touching, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, friendship, follow your dream, family, dreams, friends, dog, obsessive quest, odd couple, hopes, mischievous children, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, south america, mount everest, venezuela
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.7
 24K
The Nut Job (2014)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family
Country: Canada, South Korea, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Surly, a curmudgeon, independent squirrel is banished from his park and forced to survive in the city. Lucky for him, he stumbles on the one thing that may be able to save his life, and the rest of park community, as they gear up for winter - ...
Style: humorous, entertaining, funny, light, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: family, heist, squirrel, friendship, crime gone awry, unlikely partners, friends, fish out of water, talking animals, chase, betrayal, rat ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 50s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Pooh's Heffalump Movie (2005)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 68 min.
Story: Who or what exactly is a Heffalump? The lovable residents of the Hundred Acre Wood -- Winnie the Pooh, Rabbit, Tigger, Eeyore, Kanga and the rest of the pack -- embark on a journey of discovery in search of the elusive Heffalump. But as is always ...
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, sweet, talky ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, family, winnie the pooh, elephant, forest, talking animals, disney, children, adventure, happy ending, childhood, storytelling ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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