Movies like Despicable Me

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Despicable Me (2010)
 7.6
 494K
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: feel good, humorous, not serious, light, sweet, entertaining, funny, exciting, intellectual, stylized ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, preschoolers, girls' night
Plot: adoption, orphan, imaginary, family, disney, friendship, supervillain, little girl, super villain, chase, villain, lifestyle change, theft, adoptive father, children, computer animation, escapades, 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 family, computer animation, kids and family, adventure, catastrophe, dialogue and children mostly in Animation, Comedy and Family genres. Some movies like Despicable Me: Monsters, Inc. (2001), Minions (2015), Megamind (2010), The Smurfs 2 (2013), Shark Tale (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.3
 365K
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, feel good, exciting, not serious, stylized ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: family, anti heroes, computer animation, anti hero, single father, spy, adoption, cat, female agent, bakery, save the world, family life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 20th century, 1990s ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 801K
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: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, date night
Plot: friendship, monster, adventure, imaginary, rivalry, parallel world, fear, friends, creature, invisibility, kidnapping, villain ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: himalaya
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 209K
Minions (2015)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
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, not serious, stylized ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: imaginary, family, super villain, escapades, master and servant, assistant, mad scientist, computer animation, female villain, master villain, adventure, storytelling ...
Time: prehistory, 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1968 ...
Place: antarctica, london, england, usa, florida ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009)
Genre: Animation, 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: adventure, food, inventor, parents and children, technology gone awry, mad scientist, family, goofy hero, unsupportive parent, inventions and discoveries, disorder, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2009
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.2
 225K
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: feel good, humorous, entertaining, funny, witty ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: superhero, anti heroes, good versus evil, superhuman powers, anti hero, rivalry, master villain, reporter, talking animals, fish, dating, villain ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.3
 110K
Despicable Me 3 (2017)
Genre: Animation, 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, sweet, colourful, entertaining, light ...
Audience: kids, girls' night, teens
Plot: twin brother, disney, happy ending, fantasy world, brother brother relationship, fired from a job, villain, fired from the job, kidnapping, prison escape, rubik's cube, action figure ...
Time: 2010s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.3
 37K
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, whimsical, melancholic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers, teens ...
Plot: rescue, family, computer animation, farce, kidnapping, chase, escapades, confined, rivalry, imaginary, danger, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france, europe, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 165K
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, girls' night
Plot: fish, shark, adventure, underwater, animal life, heroes, computer animation, anthropomorphism, anthropomorphic animal, friendship, talking animals, animals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (2013)
Genre: Animation, 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, colourful, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: scientist, adventure, inventor, friendship, food, technology gone awry, danger, chaos and mayhem, island, save the day, family, creator ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, year 2013
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Hotel Transylvania (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
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, offbeat, melancholic, absurd ...
Audience: kids, horror for children, family outing, preschoolers, teens
Plot: vampire, hotel, dracula, monster, monsters, teenage love, magical creature, supernatural romance, father daughter relationship, odd, human becoming an animal, witches ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2012, 19th century, 2010s ...
Place: romania, europe, transylvania, new york, hawaii ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.5
 435K
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: touching, road movie, humorous, not serious, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, date night, pre-teens
Plot: unlikely friendships, rescue, adventure, friendship, talking animals, caveman, family, life risking, journey, ice, creature, bonding ...
Time: prehistoric times, stone age, prehistory, prehistoric
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 368K
Aladdin (1992)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Princess Jasmine grows tired of being forced to remain in the palace, so she sneaks out into the marketplace, in disguise, where she meets street-urchin Aladdin. The couple falls in love, although Jasmine may only marry a prince. After being ...
Style: feel good, sweet, fairy tale, humorous, touching ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers, girls' night
Plot: princess, genie, desert, adventure, disney, friendship, unlikely couple, love, sultan, magic, good versus evil, family ...
Time: 18th century
Place: middle east, saudi arabia, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 374K
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: sweet, exciting, humorous, touching, not serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: villain, adventure, imaginary, car race, obsessive quest, heroes, escapades, misfit, lifestyle change, courage, fish out of water, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1990s, 2010s, 90s ...
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, feel good, entertaining, not serious ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, horror for children, kids
Plot: monsters, imaginary, hotel, family, vampire, monster, imaginary kingdom, female vampire, grandfather grandson relationship, adventure, mummy, zombie ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2014, year 2013, year 2019 ...
Place: romania, transylvania, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 143K
Puss in Boots (2011)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
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: cat, adventure, imaginary kingdom, friendship, talking animals, escapades, talking cat, save the day, good versus evil, computer animation, happy ending, magical ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.4
 97K
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, entertaining, fairy tale, colourful, humorous ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: disney, family, computer animation, tree, deforestation, childhood, obsessive quest, friendship, environmentalism, danger, greed, young heroes ...
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 158K
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: exciting, humorous, funny, satirical, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, talking animals, animal life, squirrel, rescue, suburbs, heroic mission, fight back, cons and scams, fish out of water, danger, leader ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: indiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 629K
Ratatouille (2007)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, 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, inspirational, entertaining, sweet, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, chef, follow your dream, food, cooking, rat, mouse, cooking and food, rise to the top, talking animals, young man, odd couple ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Minions: The Rise of Gru (2021)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: France, Japan, USA
Story: The continuation of the adventures of the Minions, always in search of a tyrannical leader.
Style: feel good, humorous, entertaining, exciting
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: kids and family, super villain, assistant, heroes, family, disorder, escapades, adventure, imaginary, police, crimes, master and servant ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 54K
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: exciting, feel good, humorous, colourful, atmospheric ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, steampunk, fantasy world, family, good versus evil, friendship, young heroes, prejudice, escapades, danger, disorder, fish out of water ...
Time: victorian
⇓ 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, light, funny, colourful, sentimental ...
Audience: kids
Plot: animals, talking animals, dog, friendship, disney, adventure, rabbit, pet, pets, cat, family, chase ...
Place: manhattan, new york city, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.4
 31K
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: kids, family outing, preschoolers, teens
Plot: easter, talking animals, easter bunny, audition, hollywood, ambition, desire for fame, 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%
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, pre-teens, family outing, teens
Plot: school, summer camp, elementary school, friendship, adventure, family, troublemaker, friends, young heroes, danger, mischievous children, buddies ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 8.1
 934K
Finding Nemo (2003)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA, Australia
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, sweet, touching, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, adventure, shark, family, rescue, missing child, odd couple, fish, father son relationship, underwater, courage, talking animals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: pacific ocean, new south wales, australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.3
 131K
Robots (2005)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
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: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: androids and robots, adventure, kids and family, misfit, partners, social misfits, fighting the system, computer animation, inventor, powerful corporation, escapades, robot ...
Time: 21st century, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Alvin and the Chipmunks (2007)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A struggling songwriter named Dave Seville finds success when he comes across a trio of singing chipmunks: mischievous leader Alvin, brainy Simon, and chubby, impressionable Theodore.
Style: humorous, entertaining, light, romantic, touching ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, teens, girls' night
Plot: disney, family, friendship, siblings relations, rising to stardom, chipmunk, young heroes, music band, ambition, computer animation, music, anthropomorphism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, chicago illinois, paris france, cincinnati ohio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 46K
The Grinch (2018)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
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, sincere, touching, entertaining, humorous
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: christmas, christmas movie, optimism, surrealism, fight, small town, happy ending, life philosophy, best friends, justice, love and romance, family relations ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Toy Story That Time Forgot (2014)
Genre: Animation, Short, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: During a post-Christmas play date, the gang find themselves in uncharted territory when the coolest set of action figures ever turn out to be dangerously delusional. It's all up to Trixie, the triceratops, if the gang hopes to return to ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting, feel good, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, kids
Plot: toys, christmas, toy, adventure, friendship, family, imaginary, danger, getting home, talking animals, disney, computer animation ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.6
 91K
Home (2015)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When Earth is taken over by the overly-confident Boov, an alien race in search of a new place to call home, all humans are promptly relocated, while all Boov get busy reorganizing the planet. But when one resourceful girl, Tip, manages to avoid ...
Style: exciting, light, emotional, humorous, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night
Plot: adventure, friendship, alien, benign alien, imaginary, save the world, disney, family, odd couple, escapades, danger, computer animation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: usa, australia, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.8
 37K
The Ant Bully (2006)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Fed up with being targeted by the neighborhood bully, 10-year-old Lucas Nickle vents his frustrations on the anthill in his front yard ... until the insects shrink him to the size of a bug with a magic elixir. Convicted of "crimes against the ...
Style: humorous, exciting, feel good, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, girls' night ...
Plot: ant, friendship, rescue, bully, shrinking, adventure, family, self discovery, children, vengeance, computer animation, animal life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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