Movies like Monsters, Inc.

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Monsters, Inc. (2001)
 8.1
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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, sweet, humorous, funny, fairy tale, stylized, semi serious, emotional, psychotronic, touching ...
Audience: preschoolers, family outing, kids, date night, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, monster, creature, adventure, friends, rivalry, talking animals, parallel world, misfit, villain, invisibility, rivals, kidnapping, best friend, panic, family, fantasy world, fear, evil, disorder, fish out of water, odd couple, buddies, daring rescue, portal ...
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 clever films with plots about computer animation, adventure, friendship, childhood, family, children and destiny mostly in Animation, Comedy and Family genres. Some movies like Monsters, Inc.: Monsters University (2013), Despicable Me (2010), Toy Story 2 (1999), Kung Fu Panda (2008), 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, funny, feel good, humorous, intense ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, unlikely friendships, college, university, disney, monster, odd couple, teamwork, bully, student life, foe turned friend, fraternity ...
Time: 2010s, 2000s, 90s, 80s, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 532K
Despicable Me (2010)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family, Sci-Fi
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, light, not serious, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, preschoolers, girls' night
Plot: family, disney, adoption, super villain, orphan, escapades, lifestyle change, chase, friendship, villain, theft, little girl ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1969, 60s, 20th century ...
Place: usa, north korea, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 565K
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, sweet ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: toys, friendship, collector, teamwork, greed, escape, theft, villain, heroes, toy comes to life, objects come to life, adventure ...
Time: 90s
Place: ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 455K
Kung Fu Panda (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When the Valley of Peace is threatened, lazy Po the panda discovers his destiny as the "chosen one" and trains to become a kung fu hero, but transforming the unsleek slacker into a brave warrior won't be easy. It's up to Master ...
Style: feel good, humorous, entertaining, intense, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: chosen one, talking animals, mentor, kung fu, adventure, warrior, goofy hero, martial arts, animals, transformation, good versus evil, master ...
Time: 2000s, year 2008
Place: china, asia, ancient china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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How to Train Your Dragon (2010)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, 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: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: dragon, friendship, adventure, unlikely friendships, family, legends and myths, young kid, friends, imaginary kingdom, creature, warrior, happy ending ...
Place: scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 8.3
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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, witty, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: preschoolers, kids, family outing
Plot: toys, friendship, adventure, escape, friends, objects come to life, toy comes to life, getting home, escapades, peril, family, astronaut ...
Time: 2010s
Place: ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
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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: inspirational, emotional, touching, colourful, motivational ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: disney, family, childhood, life philosophy, family relations, happy ending, creativity, parents and children, joy, subconscious, coming of age, memory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: san francisco, minnesota, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.0
 37K
Abominable (2019)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, China, 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, feel good, exciting, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: yeti, travel, quest, zoologist, friendship, adventure, family relations, capture, creature, snow, friends, supernatural being ...
Place: mount everest, himalaya
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.6
 320K
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, magic, girl, mythology, adventure, island, disney princess, destiny, family, quest ...
Place: pacific ocean, polynesia, new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 8.3
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Up (2009)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, 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, sweet, exciting, touching, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids, pre-teens
Plot: unlikely friendships, adventure, loneliness, follow your dream, talking animals, family, friendship, journey, obsessive quest, dog, hopes, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, south america, venezuela, mount everest
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
 8.3
 962K
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, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, toys, adventure, rescue, friends, disney, jealousy, family, rivalry, teamwork, bad guy, foe turned friend ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, ohio
⇓ 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, exciting, feel good, semi serious, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, kids
Plot: toys, family, disney, adventure, friendship, good versus evil, getting home, escapades, talking animals, christmas, friends, heroes ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 411K
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, humorous, not serious, touching, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: obsessive quest, heroes, adventure, villain, escapades, disorder, lifestyle change, misfit, nothing goes right, car race, courage, goofy hero ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 80s, 90s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 8.1
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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, humorous, sweet, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, follow your dream, unlikely friendships, chef, food, cooking and food, talking animals, cooking, odd couple, rat, animals, mouse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.5
 473K
Ice Age (2002)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
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: road movie, touching, feel good, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, date night
Plot: talking animals, unlikely friendships, friendship, family, adventure, rescue, animal life, odd couple, journey, life risking, heroic mission, animals ...
Time: stone age, prehistoric times, prehistory
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: preschoolers, kids, family outing
Plot: disney, winnie the pooh, friends, adventure, friendship, goofy hero, respect, goodhearted, disorder, childhood, cartoon bear, talking animals ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 123K
Flushed Away (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
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: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: talking animals, boat, getting home, pets, friendship, heroic mission, disorder, lifestyle change, rivalry, fish out of water, escapades, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2006, 2000s
Place: england, london, europe, buckingham palace, tower bridge london
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 7.3
 185K
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, touching, sweet, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, date night, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: disney, family, adoption, orphan, adventure, experiment, friendship, benign alien, friends, heroes, space and aliens, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: hawaii, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Road to El Dorado (2000)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After a failed swindle, two con-men end up with a map to El Dorado, the fabled "city of gold," and an unintended trip to the New World. Much to their surprise, the map does lead the pair to the mythical city, where the startled ...
Style: feel good, humorous, exciting, semi serious, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: treasure hunt, con artists, disney, adventure, treasure, adventurer, talking animals, gold, indians, native americans, buddies, native ...
Time: 16th century
Place: latin america, mexico, spain, south america, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 108K
Brother Bear (2003)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical
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, inspirational, humorous, feel good, captivating ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, girls' night
Plot: friendship, talking animals, disney, adventure, family, animals, hunting, self sacrifice, transformation, animal life, unlikely friendships, brother brother relationship ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times, 1890s
Place: alaska, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.8
 57K
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: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, fantasy world, good versus evil, friendship, young heroes, prejudice, steampunk, family, disorder, fish out of water, escapades, children ...
Time: victorian era
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.3
 252K
Megamind (2010)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Crime, Family, Mystery, 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, superhuman powers, good versus evil, villain, rivalry, talking animals, escapades, benign alien, master villain, reporter, evil alien ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2010
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 8.0
 481K
Zootopia (2016)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Determined to prove herself, Officer Judy Hopps, the first bunny on Zootopia's police force, jumps at the chance to crack her first case - even if it means partnering with scam-artist fox Nick Wilde to solve the mystery.
Style: witty, feel good, funny, allegory, clever ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: disney, talking animals, animals, anthropomorphism, happy ending, anthropomorphic animal, adventure, stereotypes, rabbit, friendship, investigation, discrimination ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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 7.9
 659K
Shrek (2001)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
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, humorous, parody, witty ...
Audience: kids, family outing, date night, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: talking animals, princess, friendship, dragon, adventure, love and romance, magical, imaginary kingdom, swamp, anthropomorphism, reluctant partners, magic ...
Time: middle ages, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 110K
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: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: disney, tree, childhood, friendship, deforestation, environmentalism, obsessive quest, greed, family, young heroes, adventure, chase ...
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 286K
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, feel good, touching, witty, exciting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: talking animals, friendship, good versus evil, deception, teamwork, villain, exploitation, misfit, adventure, fight, exile, individualism ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.7
 91K
Chicken Little (2005)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: When the sky really is falling and sanity has flown the coop, who will rise to save the day? Together with his hysterical band of misfit friends, Chicken Little must hatch a plan to save the planet from alien invasion and prove that the world's ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, light, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: spacecraft, young heroes, friendship, alien, fish, adventure, family, small town, chicken, disney, parents and children, rescue ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.4
 475K
Coco (2017)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Music, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead ...
Style: touching, funny, feel good, colourful, atmospheric ...
Plot: disney, boy, life after death, childhood, family, life & death, musician, music, singer, child protagonist, fantasy world, love ...
Time: 2010s, year 2017
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 6.1
 23K
The Pagemaster (1994)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Tyler knows a lot about accidents. So much so, he is scared to do anything that might endanger him, like riding his bike, or climbing into his treehouse. While in an old library, he is mystically transported into the unknown world of books, and he ...
Style: feel good, touching, semi serious, stylized, melancholic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, mischievous children, magic, rain, fantasy world, fish out of water, heroic mission, imaginary kingdom, getting home, young heroes, imagination, library ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Monsters at Work (2021)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Six months after the events of Monsters, Inc., the city of Monstropolis is now fueled with the sound of laughter. Tylor Tuskmon, a mechanic on the Facilities Team, dreams of working alongside his idols Mike Wazowski and James P. 'Sulley' ...
Style: touching, funny, sweet, humorous, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: monster, friendship, imagination, friend, children, adventure, friends, unlikely partners, best friend, rivalry, creativity, good versus evil ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
13%