Movies like Monsters, Inc.

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Monsters, Inc. (2001)
 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, 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: feel good, humorous, sweet, funny, fairy tale, touching, stylized, semi serious, emotional, romanticism ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, date night, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, fear, monster, rivalry, imaginary, invisibility, adventure, kidnapping, cheating, villain, fish out of water, odd couple, parallel world, chase, redemption, greed, unlikely partners, corruption, children, imagination, portal, panic, friend, best friend, runaway ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: himalaya

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Most similar movies to Monsters, Inc.

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, clever, feel good and semi serious films with plots about family, friendship, adventure, friends, animals, children and storytelling mostly in Animation, Family and Adventure genres. Some movies like Monsters, Inc.: Monsters University (2013), The Boxtrolls (2014), Up (2009), How to Train Your Dragon (2010), Ratatouille (2007). 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: feel good, humorous, funny, light, stylized ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: university, college, friendship, odd couple, bully, monster, teamwork, competition, student life, teachers and students, underdog, family ...
Time: 2000s, 2010s, 1990s, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 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, fish out of water, disorder, escapades, danger, prejudice, steampunk ...
Time: victorian
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.3
 831K
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, follow your dream, friendship, family, dreams, friends, dog, obsessive quest, loneliness, aging, mischievous children, journey ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south america, latin america, venezuela, mount everest
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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: exciting, feel good, humorous, touching, atmospheric ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, dragon, adventure, family, vikings, warrior, journey, training, animal training, imaginary, imaginary kingdom, teamwork ...
Place: scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 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, entertaining, exciting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, chef, follow your dream, cooking and food, rise to the top, mouse, restaurant, rat, kitchen, odd couple, cooking, success ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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 ⇓
100%
 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 ⇓
50%
 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 ⇓
67%
Movie in collections
 7.2
 376K
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, humorous, feel good, funny, exciting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, date night, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: princess, transformation, odd couple, dragon, prince, good versus evil, magic, adventure, ogre, family, friendship, queen ...
Place: dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 462K
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, light, clever ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, collector, teamwork, greed, toys, escape, theft, villain, toy comes to life, airplane, adventure, dinosaur ...
Time: 1990s
Place: ohio, mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 8.2
 511K
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, touching, inspirational, motivational, colourful ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: family, life philosophy, coming of age, imaginary friend, dream, childhood, memory, friendship, sadness, joy, anger, disney ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: san francisco, california, usa, minnesota
⇓ 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, sincere, captivating, entertaining, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: fairy, friendship, adventure, imaginary, young heroes, good versus evil, imaginary kingdom, magic, mischievous children, supernatural, small town, rivalry ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 106K
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, semi serious, sweet, scenic, atmospheric ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: fish, friendship, princess, transformation, family, adventure, ocean or sea, imaginary kingdom, obsessive quest, magical, mermaid, magic ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia, seaport, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, family, winnie the pooh, elephant, talking animals, children, adventure, happy ending, childhood, storytelling, beautiful scenery, disney ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.6
 84K
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: humorous, exciting, light, entertaining, emotional ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, adventure, benign alien, alien, family, alien invasion, imaginary, save the world, escapades, danger, odd couple, distant planet ...
Time: 21st century, future, contemporary
Place: cross country, usa, australia, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.8
 85K
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
Plot: friendship, adventure, redemption, human becomes animal, family, transformation, self discovery, brother brother relationship, animals, self sacrifice, survival, inuit ...
Time: prehistory, 1890s, prehistoric times
Place: alaska, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 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 ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: adoption, family, orphan, friendship, little girl, chase, supervillain, adoptive father, villain, assistant, mad scientist, children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1969, 1960s, 2010s ...
Place: usa, egypt, north korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.2
 244K
A Bug's Life (1998)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
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, touching, exciting, semi serious, stylized ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, circus, good versus evil, danger, exile, teamwork, threat, villain, misfit, individualism, deception, injury ...
Time: 20th century, 1990s
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Movie in collections
 5.6
 20K
Open Season 2 (2008)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: After falling head over hooves in love with Giselle, Elliot's road to the altar takes a slight detour when Mr. Weenie is kidnapped by a group of pampered pets determined to return him to his owners.
Style: humorous, feel good, colourful, funny, not serious ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids, teens
Plot: animal life, adventure, friendship, escapades, bear, dachshund, talking animals, odd couple, disorder, getting home, teaching the ways of the world, forest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Toy Story That Time Forgot (2014)
Genre: Animation, 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, clever ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, kids
Plot: christmas, toy, adventure, family, friendship, good versus evil, heroes, rivalry, danger, getting home, imaginary, escapades ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story (1993)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Captain New Eyes travels back in time and feeds dinosaurs his Brain Grain cereal, which makes them intelligent and non-violent. They agree to go to the Middle Future in order to grant the wishes of children in New York city. They are to meet Dr. ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, entertaining, captivating, scary ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: dinosaur, friendship, time travel, adventure, rescue, animal life, disorder, young heroes, escapades, prehistoric creature, danger, 2d animation ...
Time: 90s, prehistory, prehistoric times, prehistoric
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 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 ⇓
27%
 8.3
 670K
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: humorous, touching, feel good, witty, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: friendship, escape, friends, toys, adventure, imaginary, peril, cowboy, dog, teddy bear, toy comes to life, toy ...
Time: 2010s
Place: kindergarten, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
Hey Arnold! The Movie (2002)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: When a powerful developer named Mr. Scheck wants to knock down all the stores and houses in Arnold's neighborhood to build a huge "mall-plex", it looks likes the neighborhood is doomed to disappear. But with the help of a superhero ...
Style: humorous, feel good, melancholic, clever, funny ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, preschoolers, family outing, teens
Plot: family, adventure, mischievous children, buddies, friendship, escapades, elementary school, danger, urban, save the day, children, greed ...
Time: 80s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.9
 50K
The Rescuers (1977)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: What can two little mice possibly do to save an orphan girl who's fallen into evil hands? With a little cooperation and faith in oneself, anything is possible! As members of the mouse-run International Rescue Aid Society, Bernard and Miss ...
Style: touching, semi serious, feel good, light, colourful ...
Audience: preschoolers, family outing, kids
Plot: kidnapping, mouse, rescue, friendship, mole, chase, adventure, family, rescue mission, on the run, heroes, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.6
 101K
Flushed Away (2006)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: London high-society mouse, Roddy is flushed down the toilet by Sid, a common sewer rat. Hang on for a madcap adventure deep in the sewer bowels of Ratropolis, where Roddy meets the resourceful Rita, the rodent-hating Toad and his faithful thugs, ...
Style: exciting, humorous, feel good, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: boat, getting home, frog, friendship, heroic mission, mouse, rivalry, lifestyle change, disorder, fish out of water, danger, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2006, 2000s
Place: england, europe, london, buckingham palace, tower bridge london
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.9
 554K
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: feel good, fairy tale, witty, surprise ending, not serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, date night, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: princess, opposites attract, reluctant partners, swamp, dragon, friendship, save the princess, love and romance, ogre, adventure, odd couple, daring rescue ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.1
 77K
Open Season (2006)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Boog, a domesticated 900lb. Grizzly bear finds himself stranded in the woods 3 days before Open Season. Forced to rely on Elliot, a fast-talking mule deer, the two form an unlikely friendship and must quickly rally other forest animals if they are ...
Style: humorous, not serious, buddy comedy, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, rescue, animal life, adventure, buddies, partners, danger, bear, deer, wilderness, fish out of water, hunting ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Tom and Jerry & The Wizard of Oz (2011)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 56 min.
Story: They're off to see the Wizard, the wonderful Wizard of Oz! Tom and Jerry soar over the rainbow and travel down the yellow brick road in this all-animated retelling of the classic tale. You'll see your favorite characters: Dorothy, Toto, ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: family, friends, save the day, escapades, unlikely partners, reluctant partners, chase, friendship, rivalry, danger, adventure, chases and races ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Bartok the Magnificent (1999)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 68 min.
Story: Russia is being terrorized by an evil witch known as Baba Yaga; the only one who is not afraid of her is Bartok the Magnificent. Bartok, an albino bat, has just arrived in Moscow and is impressing everyone with his performances, including Prince ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: prince, witch, bat, mischievous children, imaginary, family, adventure, young heroes, daring rescue, disorder, heroes, partners ...
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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