Movies like Monsters, Inc.

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Monsters, Inc. (2001)
 8.1
 702K
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, fairy tale, touching, funny, sweet, semi serious, stylized, emotional, romanticism ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, date night
Plot: friendship, monster, rivalry, fear, imaginary, invisibility, kidnapping, cheating, adventure, villain, odd couple, fish out of water, chase, redemption, parallel world, greed, unlikely partners, children, imagination, runaway, creativity, mad scientist, happy ending, portal, panic ...
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, entertaining and feel good films with plots about family, friendship, dialogue, adventure, friends, storytelling and animals mostly in Animation, Family and Adventure genres. Some movies like Monsters, Inc.: Monsters University (2013), Up (2009), How to Train Your Dragon (2010), Ratatouille (2007), The Boxtrolls (2014). 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, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: college, university, friendship, odd couple, bully, monster, teamwork, competition, student life, teachers and students, underdog, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 2000s, 2010s, 1990s, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 8.3
 802K
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, friendship, follow your dream, family, dreams, friends, dog, obsessive quest, loneliness, aging, waterfall, unlikely friendships ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, south america, mount everest, venezuela
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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: exciting, feel good, humorous, touching, atmospheric ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: dragon, friendship, adventure, family, training, imaginary kingdom, imaginary, journey, warrior, animal training, vikings, teamwork ...
Place: scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 548K
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, touching ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, chef, rise to the top, cooking and food, follow your dream, restaurant, mouse, rat, kitchen, odd couple, cooking, fish out of water ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Movie in collections
 6.8
 49K
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: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: fantasy world, good versus evil, family, adventure, friendship, young heroes, escapades, fish out of water, danger, disorder, prejudice, steampunk ...
Time: victorian
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 8.3
 750K
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: humorous, touching, exciting, witty, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: toys, friendship, adventure, rivalry, friends, rescue, teamwork, jealousy, redemption, family, cowboy, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.5
 379K
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, sweet, sentimental, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, date night, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, rescue, family, friendship, ice, odd couple, squirrel, life risking, bonding, creature, ice age, on the road ...
Time: prehistoric times, prehistory, prehistoric, stone age
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.2
 362K
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, witty, exciting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, date night, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: transformation, odd couple, princess, prince, adventure, good versus evil, magic, ogre, family, friendship, dragon, teamwork ...
Place: dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.9
 445K
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: family outing, preschoolers, kids, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, teamwork, collector, toys, airplane, toy comes to life, adventure, greed, theft, villain, escape, buddies ...
Time: 1990s
Place: ohio, mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, entertaining, captivating, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: fairy, friendship, adventure, young heroes, imaginary, good versus evil, magic, mischievous children, supernatural, small town, imaginary kingdom, family ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 827K
Finding Nemo (2003)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
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, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, adventure, missing child, shark, rescue, odd couple, family, underwater, courage, fish, anthropomorphism, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: pacific ocean, seaport, australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.7
 102K
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, fairy tale, sweet, scenic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: fish, friendship, transformation, adventure, princess, family, imaginary kingdom, ocean or sea, magic, runaway, obsessive quest, cliff ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia, seaport, tokyo
⇓ 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: humorous, feel good, colourful, funny, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, toddlers
Plot: jungle, rescue, adventure, elephant, friendship, family, fantasy world, determination, goofy hero, save the day, danger, talking animals ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.8
 82K
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: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, adventure, redemption, transformation, family, human becomes animal, self discovery, brother brother relationship, survival, talking animals, bear, inuit ...
Time: prehistory, 1890s, prehistoric times
Place: alaska, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, family, winnie the pooh, elephant, talking animals, children, adventure, happy ending, childhood, storytelling, beautiful scenery, disney ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.7
 444K
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, sweet, not serious, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: adoption, family, orphan, friendship, little girl, adoptive father, supervillain, chase, villain, mad scientist, children, assistant ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 20th century, 1960s ...
Place: usa, north korea, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 8.3
 648K
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: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: friendship, adventure, escape, friends, toys, imaginary, college, toy, toy comes to life, teddy bear, hostage, getting home ...
Time: 2010s
Place: kindergarten, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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, save the world, imaginary, escapades, danger, odd couple, distant planet ...
Time: contemporary, future, 21st century
Place: usa, cross country, australia, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Movie in collections
 7.2
 239K
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, semi serious, feel good, touching, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, ant, fight, invention, grass, danger, good versus evil, circus, kids and family, family, misfit, injury ...
Time: 20th century
Place: texas
⇓ 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, feel good, exciting, clever ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, kids
Plot: christmas, toy, adventure, friendship, family, getting home, good versus evil, escapades, heroes, hopes, imaginary, rivalry ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.6
 19K
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, forest, deer, disorder, daring rescue, creativity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: preschoolers, kids, pre-teens, family outing, teens
Plot: buddies, friendship, family, mischievous children, adventure, urban, escapades, elementary school, save the day, danger, children, kids and family ...
Time: 80s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.9
 534K
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: opposites attract, princess, reluctant partners, swamp, dragon, ogre, adventure, love and romance, friendship, odd couple, daring rescue, verbal byplay ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Movie in collections
 6.4
 87K
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: family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, kids
Plot: family, obsessive quest, tree, friendship, environmentalism, adventure, young heroes, childhood, danger, talking animals, deforestation, happy ending ...
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.6
 98K
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, pre-teens, kids, preschoolers
Plot: getting home, boat, frog, friendship, rescue, fish out of water, pets, adventure, escapades, disorder, heroic mission, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2006, 2000s
Place: england, europe, london, tower bridge london, buckingham palace
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, witty, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers, kids
Plot: emperor, friendship, llama, adventure, change of heart, family, good versus evil, rescue, young heroes, escapades, partners, kingdom ...
Time: ancient history, 15th century
Place: latin america, peru, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
13%
 6.1
 75K
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, funny, buddy comedy, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers, kids
Plot: friendship, adventure, buddies, rescue, animal life, danger, partners, deer, hunter, bear, wilderness, fish out of water ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast (2014)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: An ancient myth of a massive creature sparks the curiosity of Tinker Bell and her good friend Fawn, an animal fairy who’s not afraid to break the rules to help an animal in need. But this creature is not welcome in Pixie Hollow — and the scout ...
Style: exciting, sentimental, fairy tale, feel good, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: fairy, friendship, adventure, imaginary kingdom, young heroes, in the woods, dangerous animal, rescue, fantasy world, tomboy, good versus evil, love ...
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Stuart Little 2 (2002)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Stuart, an adorable white mouse, still lives happily with his adoptive family, the Littles, on the east side of Manhattan's Central Park. More crazy mouse adventures are in store as Stuart, his human brother, George, and their mischievous cat, ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, entertaining, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids, pre-teens
Plot: family, mouse, friendship, bird, falcon, adventure, skyscraper, daring rescue, rescue, animal life, fish out of water, escapades ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, new york yankees, manhattan new york city, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, scary, melancholic, surreal ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: dinosaur, friendship, time travel, family, urban, young heroes, rescue, prehistoric creature, adventure, good versus evil, danger, escapades ...
Time: 90s, prehistory, prehistoric, prehistoric times
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%