Movies like Despicable Me

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Despicable Me (2010)
 7.6
 519K
Despicable Me (2010)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, France, Japan
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: feel good, light, humorous, not serious, entertaining, sweet, funny, visually appealing, exciting, intellectual ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, preschoolers, family outing, girls' night
Plot: disney, adoption, imaginary, super villain, family, orphan, supervillain, escapades, computer animation, lifestyle change, chase, friendship, villain, theft, little girl, adoptive father, children, assistant, redemption, heist, thief, scientist, moon, evil, neighbor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 60s, 2010s, 20th century, year 1969, 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, sweet and clever films with plots about computer animation, adventure, family, talking animals, children, dialogue and mentor mostly in Animation, Family and Comedy genres. Some movies like Despicable Me: Minions (2015), Monsters, Inc. (2001), Megamind (2010), Minions: The Rise of Gru (2022), The Smurfs 2 (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.3
 382K
Despicable Me 2 (2013)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family, 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, feel good, not serious, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: preschoolers, kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: family, adoption, computer animation, single father, spy, save the world, anti heroes, imaginary, villain, assistant, master villain, female agent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 90s, 20th century ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 222K
Minions (2015)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Japan, France
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, sweet, whimsical, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: family, imaginary, super villain, computer animation, creature, giant, escapades, master and servant, caveman, crimes, disorder, mad scientist ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1968, prehistoric times ...
Place: antarctica, london, england, britain, orlando florida ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 854K
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, sweet, funny, humorous, fairy tale ...
Audience: preschoolers, family outing, kids, date night, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, monster, creature, adventure, imaginary, friends, rivalry, parallel world, computer animation, misfit, villain, talking animals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: himalaya
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 242K
Megamind (2010)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Crime, Family, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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: feel good, humorous, entertaining, heroic, exciting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: superhero, villain turns good, anti hero, anti heroes, good versus evil, superhuman powers, rivalry, villain, talking animals, escapades, benign alien, master villain ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
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: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, computer animation, food, inventor, save the world, parents and children, weatherman, technology gone awry, mad scientist, family, goofy hero, inventions and discoveries ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2009
Place: egypt, china, paris france, london, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 123K
Despicable Me 3 (2017)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, France, Japan
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Gru and his wife Lucy must stop former '80s child star Balthazar Bratt from achieving world domination.
Style: funny, sweet, colourful, entertaining, light ...
Audience: kids, girls' night, teens
Plot: twin brother, fantasy world, happy ending, brother brother relationship, disney, villain, fired from a job, fired from the job, kidnapping, prison escape, prison, action figure ...
Time: 2010s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Minions: The Rise of Gru (2022)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: France, Japan, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The continuation of the adventures of the Minions, always in search of a tyrannical leader.
Style: humorous, exciting, entertaining, feel good
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: super villain, crimes, imaginary, disorder, kids and family, mad scientist, family, assistant, police, adventure, heroes, computer animation ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.3
 40K
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: humorous, not serious, sweet, entertaining, whimsical ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, teens ...
Plot: rescue, family, farce, imaginary, disorder, kidnapping, chase, friends, escapades, chases and races, danger, good versus evil ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, year 2013
Place: paris france, france, new york, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (2013)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
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, colourful, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: scientist, adventure, friendship, food, computer animation, inventor, animals, technology gone awry, danger, chaos and mayhem, island, save the day ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2013, 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 8.0
 684K
The Incredibles (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Bob Parr has given up his superhero days to log in time as an insurance adjuster and raise his three children with his formerly heroic wife in suburbia. But when he receives a mysterious assignment, it's time to get back into costume.
Style: exciting, entertaining, humorous, touching, stylized ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: superhero, disney, heroes, secret identity, adventure, good versus evil, superhuman powers, family, disguise, family relations, parents and children, super strength ...
Time: 1950s, 1960s, 60s, 50s, year 1962
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 56K
The Boxtrolls (2014)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK
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: exciting, feel good, humorous, colourful, atmospheric ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, fantasy world, good versus evil, friendship, young heroes, prejudice, steampunk, family, danger, escapades, disorder, fish out of water ...
Time: victorian, victorian era
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Secret Life of Pets (2016)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA, France, Japan
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The quiet life of a terrier named Max is upended when his owner takes in Duke, a stray whom Max instantly dislikes.
Style: entertaining, funny, light, colourful, sweet ...
Audience: kids
Plot: animals, dog, talking animals, disney, anthropomorphism, cat, chihuahua, chase, rabbit, friendship, children, kids and family ...
Place: manhattan, new york city, manhattan new york city, new york, north america, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 175K
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, not serious, funny, colourful ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: fish, shark, adventure, animal life, computer animation, heroes, gangsters, underwater scene, underwater, loss of son, ransom, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2004
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Merry Madagascar (2009)
Genre: Animation, Short, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 28 min.
Story: The Zoosters are back in an all-new holiday adventure. When Santa and his reindeer crash onto the island of Madagascar it's up to Alex, Marty, Gloria, Melman and those wacky penguins to save Christmas. Get ready for a sleigh full of laughs in ...
Style: humorous, stylized, feel good, not serious, funny ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, friendship, talking animals, family, escapades, holiday, imaginary, disorder, save the day, animal life, penguins, amnesia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: madagascar, new york, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Hotel Transylvania (2012)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA, South Korea, Canada
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: odd, humorous, not serious, offbeat, melancholic ...
Audience: kids, horror for children, family outing, preschoolers, teens
Plot: vampire, supernatural romance, dracula, father daughter relationship, monster, hotel, supernatural, teenage love, magic, female vampire, magical creature, monsters ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1890s, year 2012, 2010s ...
Place: romania, europe, transylvania, new york, hawaii ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.4
 105K
The Lorax (2012)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA, France, Japan
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, entertaining, fairy tale, colourful, humorous ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: computer animation, tree, disney, childhood, friendship, deforestation, environmentalism, obsessive quest, greed, justice, family, young heroes ...
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (2001)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Jimmy Neutron is a boy genius and way ahead of his friends, but when it comes to being cool, he's a little behind. All until one day when his parents, and parents all over Earth are kidnapped by aliens, it's up to him to lead all the ...
Style: humorous, feel good, witty, clever, stylized ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers, girls' night
Plot: rescue, computer animation, alien, battles, battle, heroic mission, young heroes, evil alien, youth, disorder, inventions and discoveries, genius ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.3
 60K
The Grinch (2018)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: France, Japan, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The Grinch hatches a scheme to ruin Christmas when the residents of Whoville plan their annual holiday celebration.
Style: light, touching, sincere, entertaining, humorous ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: christmas, christmas movie, optimism, surrealism, fight, happy ending, small town, best friends, family relations, justice, life philosophy, love and romance ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.6
 151K
Puss in Boots (2011)
Genre: Animation, 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, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: cat, talking animals, adventure, imaginary kingdom, talking cat, computer animation, friendship, magic, sword fight, escapades, save the day, good versus evil ...
Time: year 2011, 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.7
 398K
Wreck-It Ralph (2012)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Wreck-It Ralph is the 9-foot-tall, 643-pound villain of an arcade video game named Fix-It Felix Jr., in which the game's titular hero fixes buildings that Ralph destroys. Wanting to prove he can be a good guy and not just a villain, Ralph ...
Style: sweet, not serious, humorous, touching, heroic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: obsessive quest, imaginary, adventure, heroes, villain, escapades, lifestyle change, car race, nothing goes right, computer animation, misfit, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, 80s, 2010s ...
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.3
 139K
Robots (2005)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Australia, UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Rodney Copperbottom is a young robot inventor who dreams of making the world a better place, until the evil Ratchet takes over Big Weld Industries. Now, Rodney's dreams – and those of his friends – are in danger of becoming obsolete.
Style: feel good, exciting, stylized, futuristic, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: androids and robots, kids and family, adventure, inventor, computer animation, robot, misfit, partners, social misfits, fighting the system, powerful corporation, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.7
 28K
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: funny, not serious, humorous, entertaining, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: talking animals, squirrel, friendship, family, animals, heist, computer animation, crime gone awry, friends, unlikely partners, fish out of water, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 50s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.1
 152K
Bee Movie (2007)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Barry B. Benson, a bee who has just graduated from college, is disillusioned at his lone career choice: making honey. On a special trip outside the hive, Barry's life is saved by Vanessa, a florist in New York City. As their relationship ...
Style: humorous, feel good, entertaining, light, absurd ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: animal life, bee, computer animation, beehive, unlikely friendships, family, individualism, culture clash, fighting the system, adventure, flower shop, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2007
Place: new york, usa, pasadena california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 5.8
 23K
Free Birds (2013)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In this irreverent, hilarious, adventurous buddy comedy for audiences of all ages, directed by Jimmy Hayward (Horton Hears a Who!), two turkeys from opposite sides of the tracks must put aside their differences and team up to travel back in time to ...
Style: humorous, light, funny, satirical, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: talking animals, time travel, thanksgiving, adventure, changing the past or future, bird, birds, animals, friends, disorder, imaginary, reluctant partners ...
Time: 21st century, 15th century, 2010s, 17th century, future
Place: usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Recess: School's Out (2001)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Recess: School's Out is a 2001 animated film based on the Disney television series Recess. This film was produced by Walt Disney Pictures and was released theatrically nationwide on February 16, 2001.It's the most exciting time of year at ...
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, entertaining, melancholic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: school, summer camp, elementary school, friendship, adventure, family, troublemaker, friends, mischievous children, danger, buddies, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.4
 33K
Hop (2011)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, France, Japan
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, sweet, exciting, funny, colourful ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, teens
Plot: easter bunny, easter, audition, hollywood, desire for fame, ambition, anthropomorphic animal, track down, family relations, leaving home, nothing goes right, fish out of water ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.2
 203K
The Croods (2013)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The Croods is a prehistoric comedy adventure that follows the world's first family as they embark on a journey of a lifetime when the cave that has always shielded them from danger is destroyed. Traveling across a spectacular landscape, the ...
Style: humorous, feel good, exciting, touching, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: adventure, family life, family relations, youth, survival, caveman, disney, parents and children, hunting, cave, teen romance, journey ...
Time: prehistory, stone age, prehistoric times, prehistoric, ancient world ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 190K
Space Jam (1996)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In a desperate attempt to win a basketball match and earn their freedom, the Looney Tunes seek the aid of retired basketball champion, Michael Jordan.
Style: humorous, feel good, entertaining, satirical, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: basketball, talking animals, adventure, goofy hero, alien, disney, golf, cartoon cat, coyote, imaginary, outer space, good versus evil ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1973, year 1993, 70s ...
Place: birmingham alabama, madison square garden manhattan new york city, new york, chicago illinois, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Escape from Planet Earth (2012)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Astronaut Scorch Supernova finds himself caught in a trap when he responds to an SOS from a notoriously dangerous alien planet.
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, psychotronic, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: astronaut, spacecraft, disney, rescue, computer animation, mysterious planet, space and aliens, evil alien, escape, alien, family, adventure ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.2
 267K
Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, China
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: exciting, humorous, semi serious, psychotronic, funny ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: talking animals, adventure, master warrior, martial arts, mentor, goofy hero, danger, warrior, chosen one, computer animation, family, kung fu ...
Time: year 2011, 2010s, ancient history
Place: china, asia, ancient china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%