Movies like Monsters, Inc.

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Monsters, Inc. (2001)
 8.0
 792K
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, James and Mike suddenly find that kids are not to be afraid of and they uncover a conspiracy that could threaten all children across the world.
Style: sweet, feel good, funny, humorous, fairy tale, touching, intense, stylized, semi serious, romanticism ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, date night, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, monster, adventure, imaginary, rivalry, creature, fear, parallel world, friends, invisibility, kidnapping, villain, family, fish out of water, odd couple, computer animation, cheating, chase, redemption, greed, misfit, unlikely partners, corruption, rivals, children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: himalaya

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Most similar movies to Monsters, Inc.

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out feel good, humorous, sweet and light films with plots about friendship, adventure, computer animation, family, storytelling, animals and destiny mostly in Animation, Family and Adventure genres. Some movies like Monsters, Inc.: Monsters University (2013), Up (2009), Toy Story (1995), Brother Bear (2003), How to Train Your Dragon (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Monsters University (2013)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A look at the relationship between Mike and Sulley during their days at Monsters University — when they weren't necessarily the best of friends.
Style: light, feel good, humorous, funny, intense ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, university, college, teamwork, odd couple, monster, disney, student life, bully, fraternity, unlikely friendships, underdog ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 1990s, 2010s, 2000s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 907K
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, sweet, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: family, adventure, loneliness, follow your dream, friendship, journey, unlikely friendships, dog, friends, wilderness, obsessive quest, dreams ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, south america, venezuela, mount everest
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.3
 860K
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, exciting, humorous, stylized, witty ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: toys, friendship, adventure, friends, rescue, jealousy, rivalry, teamwork, family, computer animation, cowboy, escapades ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 94K
Brother Bear (2003)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When an impulsive boy named Kenai is magically transformed into a bear, he must literally walk in another's footsteps until he learns some valuable life lessons. His courageous and often zany journey introduces him to a forest full of wildlife, ...
Style: touching, humorous, fairy tale, inspirational, scenic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, girls' night
Plot: friendship, adventure, talking animals, human becomes animal, redemption, family, grizzly bear, disney, transformation, self discovery, brother brother relationship, hunting ...
Time: prehistory, 1890s, prehistoric times
Place: alaska, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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How to Train Your Dragon (2010)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: As the son of a Viking leader on the cusp of manhood, shy Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III faces a rite of passage: he must kill a dragon to prove his warrior mettle. But after downing a feared dragon, he realizes that he no longer wants to destroy it, ...
Style: feel good, exciting, atmospheric, touching, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: dragon, friendship, family, happy ending, adventure, imaginary, vikings, warrior, imaginary kingdom, training, unlikely friendships, journey ...
Place: scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 8.1
 589K
Inside Out (2015)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it's no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions - Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness. ...
Style: emotional, inspirational, motivational, touching, colourful ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family, life philosophy, childhood, happy ending, coming of age, family relations, disney, memory, imaginary, joy, creativity, dream ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: san francisco, california, usa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 7.6
 490K
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 ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, preschoolers, girls' night
Plot: adoption, orphan, family, imaginary, disney, friendship, little girl, super villain, chase, villain, supervillain, theft ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 1960s, 60s ...
Place: usa, north korea, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 90K
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, family, odd couple, escapades, disney, danger, computer animation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: usa, australia, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.9
 512K
Toy Story 2 (1999)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Andy heads off to Cowboy Camp, leaving his toys to their own devices. Things shift into high gear when an obsessive toy collector named Al McWhiggen, owner of Al's Toy Barn kidnaps Woody. Andy's toys mount a daring rescue mission, Buzz ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, cult film, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, toys, collector, teamwork, computer animation, greed, heroes, theft, villain, escape, toy comes to life, objects come to life ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
Place: ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 258K
Moana (2016)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In Ancient Polynesia, when a terrible curse incurred by Maui reaches an impetuous Chieftain's daughter's island, she answers the Ocean's call to seek out the demigod to set things right.
Style: entertaining, colourful, exciting, touching, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, girls' night
Plot: disney, happy ending, ocean, adventure, island, mythology, magic, destiny, young girl, quest, girl, family ...
Place: pacific ocean, new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 430K
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, humorous, not serious, sentimental, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, date night, pre-teens
Plot: unlikely friendships, rescue, adventure, friendship, talking animals, caveman, family, life risking, ice, creature, bonding, animal life ...
Time: stone age, prehistoric times, prehistory, prehistoric
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, feel good, exciting, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, kids
Plot: toys, christmas, toy, adventure, friendship, family, imaginary, getting home, danger, talking animals, computer animation, good versus evil ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.3
 737K
Toy Story 3 (2010)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Woody, Buzz, and the rest of Andy's toys haven't been played with in years. With Andy about to go to college, the gang find themselves accidentally left at a nefarious day care center. The toys must band together to escape and return home ...
Style: touching, feel good, funny, witty, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: toys, friendship, adventure, escape, imaginary, escapades, objects come to life, peril, friends, getting home, computer animation, grownups ...
Time: 2010s
Place: ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 53K
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, exciting, feel good, colourful, atmospheric ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: fantasy world, steampunk, adventure, family, good versus evil, friendship, young heroes, fish out of water, disorder, danger, escapades, troll ...
Time: victorian
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.8
 598K
Shrek (2001)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It ain't easy bein' green -- especially if you're a likable (albeit smelly) ogre named Shrek. On a mission to retrieve a gorgeous princess from the clutches of a fire-breathing dragon, Shrek teams up with an unlikely compatriot -- a ...
Style: fairy tale, feel good, witty, surprise ending, funny ...
Audience: kids, family outing, date night, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: princess, dragon, adventure, opposites attract, love and romance, friendship, talking animals, save the princess, swamp, reluctant partners, magic, ogre ...
Time: 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 36K
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, feel good, exciting, 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, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Whether we’re young or forever young at heart, the Hundred Acre Wood calls to that place in each of us that still believes in magic. Join pals Pooh, Piglet, Kanga, Roo, Owl, Rabbit, Tigger and Christopher Robin as they enjoy their days together ...
Style: humorous, feel good, fairy tale, sweet, light ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: winnie the pooh, friends, adventure, friendship, disney, goofy hero, respect, disorder, goodhearted, gluttony, childhood, cartoon bear ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Piglet's Big Movie (2003)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Musical, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: When the gang from the Hundred Acre Wood begin a honey harvest, young Piglet is excluded and told that he is too small to help. Feeling inferior, Piglet disappears and his pals Eeyore, Rabbit, Tigger, Roo and Winnie the Pooh must use Piglet's ...
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, sweet, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing, girls' night, teens
Plot: friendship, adventure, family, buddies, partners, danger, gang, map, getting home, heroes, rescue, friends ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.2
 163K
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, sweet, entertaining, light ...
Audience: kids, date night, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: disney, adoption, adventure, orphan, friendship, family relations, experiment, odd couple, fish out of water, danger, alien encounter, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: hawaii, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Emperor's New Groove (2000)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Kuzco is a self-centered emperor who summons Pacha from a village and to tell him that his home will be destroyed to make room for Kuzco's new summer home. Kuzco's advisor, Yzma, tries to poison Kuzco and accidentally turns him into a ...
Style: humorous, feel good, funny, fairy tale, witty ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: llama, disney, change of heart, emperor, adventure, friendship, partners, family, good versus evil, escapades, rescue, young heroes ...
Time: ancient history, 15th century
Place: latin america, south america, peru
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 260K
A Bug's Life (1998)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: On behalf of "oppressed bugs everywhere," an inventive ant named Flik hires a troupe of warrior bugs to defend his bustling colony from a horde of freeloading grasshoppers led by the evil-minded Hopper.
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, witty, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, good versus evil, teamwork, misfit, exploitation, danger, villain, deception, adventure, fight, individualism, threat ...
Time: 20th century, 1990s, 90s
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure (2009)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A blue harvest moon will rise, allowing the fairies to use a precious moonstone to restore the Pixie Dust Tree, the source of all their magic. But when Tinker Bell accidentally puts all of Pixie Hollow in jeopardy, she must venture out across the ...
Style: feel good, sweet, fairy tale, sincere, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: fairy, friendship, imaginary, adventure, imaginary kingdom, young heroes, good versus evil, curses spells and rituals, computer animation, magic, mischievous children, small town ...
Time: 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 370K
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, offbeat ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: villain, adventure, imaginary, car race, obsessive quest, escapades, misfit, lifestyle change, courage, fish out of water, friendship, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 1990s, 80s ...
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 8.0
 622K
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, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, chef, follow your dream, food, cooking, rat, mouse, cooking and food, rise to the top, young man, talking animals, odd couple ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
13%
 7.0
 25K
Abominable (2019)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: China, USA, Japan
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A group of misfits encounter a young Yeti named Everest, and they set off to reunite the magical creature with his family on the mountain of his namesake.
Style: sincere, captivating, exciting, feel good, light ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: yeti, reunion, travel, friendship, quest, adventure, capture, zoologist, snow, family relations, flashback, rooftop ...
Place: mount everest
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 222K
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, rivalry, anti hero, master villain, reporter, talking animals, fish, dating, villain ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 8.0
 362K
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, fairy tale, sweet, humorous, touching ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: princess, genie, desert, adventure, disney, friendship, unlikely couple, love, desire, magic, good versus evil, sultan ...
Time: 18th century
Place: middle east, saudi arabia, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 408K
Shrek 2 (2004)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Shrek, Fiona and Donkey set off to Far, Far Away to meet Fiona's mother and father. But not everyone is happy. Shrek and the King find it hard to get along, and there's tension in the marriage. The fairy godmother discovers that Shrek has ...
Style: fairy tale, feel good, humorous, exciting, witty ...
Audience: family outing, kids, date night, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: princess, transformation, prince, dragon, adventure, ogre, talking animals, family, odd couple, friendship, good versus evil, cat ...
Time: 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.7
 119K
Ponyo (2008)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The son of a sailor, 5-year old Sosuke lives a quiet life on an oceanside cliff with his mother Lisa. One fateful day, he finds a beautiful goldfish trapped in a bottle on the beach and upon rescuing her, names her Ponyo. But she is no ordinary ...
Style: touching, sweet, scenic, atmospheric, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, magical, ocean or sea, fish, mermaid, transformation, adventure, princess, obsessive quest, imaginary kingdom, magic, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Tale of Despereaux (2008)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Once upon a time... in the far away kingdom of Dor... lived a brave and virtuous mouse with comically oversized ears who dreamt of becoming a knight. Banished from his home for having such lofty ambitions, Despereaux sets off on an amazing adventure ...
Style: feel good, fairy tale, touching, exciting, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers, kids
Plot: mouse, imaginary kingdom, adventurer, save the princess, friendship, self discovery, daring rescue, escapades, rebellion, society, rules and policies, social misfits ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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