Movies like Despicable Me

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Despicable Me (2010)
 7.7
 459K
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, entertaining, sweet, not serious, light, exciting, stylized, surprise ending, biting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: adoption, family, orphan, friendship, little girl, chase, adoptive father, supervillain, villain, assistant, mad scientist, children, heist, scientist, moon, evil, neighbor, disguise, adventure, orphanage, rivalry, imaginary, escapades, master villain, lifestyle change ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1960s, 2010s, 20th century, year 1969
Place: usa, egypt, north korea

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Most similar movies to Despicable Me

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out entertaining, humorous, clever and funny films with plots about destiny, catastrophe, mentor, storytelling, dialogue, talking animals and children mostly in Animation, Family and Comedy genres. Some movies like Despicable Me: Minions (2015), Megamind (2010), The Smurfs 2 (2013), Shark Tale (2004), Hotel Transylvania (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.4
 340K
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, stylized, feel good, exciting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: family, spy, adoption, cat, bakery, anti heroes, young kid, character change, master villain, imaginary, parents and children, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1990s, 20th century, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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: family, master and servant, master villain, escapades, assistant, mad scientist, imaginary, female villain, super villain, adventure, storytelling, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, year 1968, prehistoric times
Place: antarctica, england, usa, florida, buckingham palace ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 7.3
 205K
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: good versus evil, superhero, master villain, rivalry, reporter, superhuman powers, fish, uninhibited rivalry, lifestyle change, jealousy, redemption, secret identity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: scientist, friendship, food, island, adventure, family, technology gone awry, chaos and mayhem, danger, inventor, save the day, inventions and discoveries ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 5.4
 34K
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, melancholic, entertaining, idiotic ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, preschoolers, family outing, teens
Plot: family, kidnapping, chase, rivalry, rescue, friends, good versus evil, danger, confined, chases and races, curses spells and rituals, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, new york
⇓ 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, kids, teens, pre-teens
Plot: inventions and discoveries, technology gone awry, adventure, food, parents and children, mad scientist, family, goofy hero, save the world, unsupportive parent, save the day, social misfits ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2009, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.0
 153K
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, anthropomorphic animal, anthropomorphism, friendship, talking animals, animals, loss of son, reggae ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Hotel Transylvania (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Horror
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, kids, preschoolers
Plot: vampire, teenage love, hotel, father daughter relationship, supernatural romance, dracula, human becomes animal, odd, magic, magical creature, imaginary, birthday ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 19th century, year 2012 ...
Place: romania, europe, paris france, moscow russia, hawaii ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: humorous, not serious, funny, entertaining, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, teens
Plot: family, music band, island, friends, cruise ship, chipmunk, young heroes, youth, animal life, siblings relations, goofy hero, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 80s
Place: africa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 132K
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, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: adventure, imaginary kingdom, cat, friendship, talking cat, escapades, save the day, good versus evil, treasure hunt, talking animals, magic, happy ending ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.2
 225K
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, pre-teens, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: martial arts, mentor, master warrior, adventure, family, danger, goofy hero, mission, chosen one, villain, warrior, evil ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, asia, ancient china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, fantasy world, brother brother relationship, fired from a job, diamond, villain, spy, kidnapping, prison escape, action figure, prison, rubik's cube ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ 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: feel good, humorous, colourful, funny, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, toddlers
Plot: jungle, rescue, adventure, friendship, elephant, family, determination, fantasy world, goofy hero, save the day, danger, talking animals ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.1
 334K
Brave (2012)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Brave is set in the mystical Scottish Highlands, where Mérida is the princess of a kingdom ruled by King Fergus and Queen Elinor. An unruly daughter and an accomplished archer, Mérida one day defies a sacred custom of the land and inadvertently ...
Style: humorous, light, fairy tale, touching, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: princess, royal family, family, curses spells and rituals, witch, magical, queen, bear, rebellious daughter, bravery, archery, kingdom ...
Place: scotland, europe, scottish highlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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, futuristic, sweet, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: time travel, time machine, family, adventure, eccentric family, orphan, adoption, friendship, master villain, dreams, sent to the past, escapades ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: canada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.4
 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, entertaining, colourful ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: easter, easter bunny, audition, desire for fame, ambition, talking animals, nothing goes right, family relations, leaving home, track down, fish out of water, hollywood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california, china
⇓ 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, kids, preschoolers
Plot: christmas, holiday, family, santa claus, race against time, letter, escapades, adventure, north pole, sleigh, assistant, reindeer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: cuba, idaho, toronto ontario canada, mexico, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 728K
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, sweet, funny, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing, date night, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, fear, monster, rivalry, imaginary, invisibility, adventure, kidnapping, villain, fish out of water, odd couple, cheating ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: himalaya
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 8.1
 855K
Finding Nemo (2003)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
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, touching, sentimental, sweet, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, adventure, shark, missing child, family, rescue, odd couple, fish, father son relationship, underwater, courage, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: seaport, pacific ocean, australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, exciting, funny, entertaining, satirical ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: rescue, squirrel, turtle, adventure, family, animal life, heroic mission, resourceful, fight back, cons and scams, environmentalism, fish out of water ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (2009)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Pop sensations Alvin, Simon and Theodore end up in the care of Dave Seville's twenty-something nephew Toby. The boys must put aside music super stardom to return to school, and are tasked with saving the school's music program by winning ...
Style: humorous, entertaining, sincere, light, touching ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, teens
Plot: music band, chipmunk, friends, family, family relations, artists and showbiz, school, talking animals, childhood, singing, mischievous children, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, mexico, mexico city, california, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 147K
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, exciting, semi serious, fairy tale, sweet ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, date night, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: adoption, orphan, disney, family, dog, friendship, experiment, self sacrifice, surfing, scientist, social worker, adventure ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: hawaii, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.8
 50K
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: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: good versus evil, fantasy world, friendship, adventure, family, young heroes, disorder, fish out of water, escapades, danger, prejudice, steampunk ...
Time: victorian
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 6.4
 89K
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: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: family, obsessive quest, tree, childhood, friendship, environmentalism, young heroes, danger, greed, adventure, deforestation, talking animals ...
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 8.0
 569K
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, inspirational, exciting, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, chef, follow your dream, rise to the top, cooking and food, mouse, restaurant, odd couple, rat, kitchen, cooking, success ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 337K
Wreck-It Ralph (2012)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
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: humorous, touching, exciting, sweet, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: villain, car race, courage, misfit, adventure, fish out of water, escapades, imaginary, lifestyle change, nothing goes right, friendship, obsessive quest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 1990s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.5
 395K
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, sentimental, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, kids, date night, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, rescue, family, friendship, ice, life risking, bonding, odd couple, journey, squirrel, creature, iceberg ...
Time: prehistoric times, prehistory, stone age, prehistoric
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 8.3
 778K
Toy Story (1995)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Led by Woody, Andy's toys live happily in his room until Andy's birthday brings Buzz Lightyear onto the scene. Afraid of losing his place in Andy's heart, Woody plots against Buzz. But when circumstances separate Buzz and Woody from ...
Style: touching, humorous, exciting, witty, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: toys, friendship, adventure, friends, rivalry, rescue, teamwork, jealousy, family, dinosaur, cowboy, redemption ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.5
 77K
The Smurfs (2011)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Belgium, Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: When the evil wizard Gargamel chases the tiny blue Smurfs out of their village, they tumble from their magical world and into ours -- in fact, smack dab in the middle of Central Park. Just three apples high and stuck in the Big Apple, the Smurfs ...
Style: humorous, entertaining, exciting, funny, clever ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, teens
Plot: chase, blue, family, magic, fish out of water, disorder, friends, curses spells and rituals, adventure, getting home, urban, good versus evil ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.0
 71K
Garfield (2004)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Garfield, the fat, lazy, lasagna lover, has everything a cat could want. But when Jon, in an effort to impress the Liz - the vet and an old high-school crush - adopts a dog named Odie and brings him home, Garfield gets the one thing he doesn't ...
Style: humorous, feel good, comic, entertaining, not serious ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, preschoolers
Plot: cat, pets, talking animals, animal life, disorder, rescue, dog, tv host, animal shelter, adaptation, happy ending, adventure ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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