Movies like Monsters, Inc.

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Monsters, Inc. (2001)
 8.0
 779K
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, funny, feel good, humorous, fairy tale, touching, intense, stylized, semi serious, romanticism ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, date night, pre-teens
Plot: monster, friendship, adventure, imaginary, rivalry, fear, invisibility, friends, kidnapping, villain, fish out of water, odd couple, cheating, creature, parallel world, chase, redemption, greed, unlikely partners, corruption, children, imagination, portal, panic, best friend ...
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 humorous, semi serious, clever and feel good films with plots about family, friendship, computer animation, adventure, storytelling, childhood and runaway 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, funny, humorous, intense ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: university, friendship, college, teamwork, odd couple, disney, monster, student life, bully, competition, underdog, teachers and students ...
Time: 1990s, 2000s, 2010s, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 891K
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, family, follow your dream, loneliness, friendship, journey, dog, friends, obsessive quest, dreams, aging, mischievous children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, south america, venezuela, mount everest
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.3
 845K
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, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: toys, friendship, adventure, friends, jealousy, rescue, teamwork, rivalry, family, cowboy, foe turned friend, dinosaur ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 92K
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, grizzly bear, disney, transformation, self discovery, talking animals, brother brother relationship, anthropomorphic animal ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times, 1890s
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: exciting, feel good, humorous, atmospheric, touching ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: dragon, friendship, adventure, family, imaginary, happy ending, vikings, warrior, imaginary kingdom, training, foe turned friend, heroes ...
Place: scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.5
 423K
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, sentimental, not serious, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, date night, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, rescue, friendship, ice, family, unlikely friendships, caveman, creature, journey, life risking, bonding, odd couple ...
Time: prehistoric times, stone age, prehistory, prehistoric
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 8.2
 575K
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, touching, motivational, colourful ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: family, life philosophy, happy ending, coming of age, memory, disney, childhood, joy, imaginary friend, friendship, creativity, dream ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: san francisco, california, usa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.9
 504K
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, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, collector, teamwork, toys, greed, villain, theft, escape, toy comes to life, airplane, objects come to life, adventure ...
Time: 1990s
Place: ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.6
 248K
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, touching, exciting, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids
Plot: disney, happy ending, island, adventure, ocean, young girl, mythology, destiny, quest, family, magic, runaway ...
Place: pacific ocean, new zealand
⇓ 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, adventure, steampunk, good versus evil, friendship, family, young heroes, danger, disorder, escapades, fish out of water, troll ...
Time: victorian
⇓ 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, feel good, semi serious, exciting, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers, kids
Plot: christmas, toy, adventure, friendship, family, imaginary, getting home, danger, talking animals, good versus evil, kids and family, friends ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.3
 725K
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, humorous, funny, witty ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: toys, adventure, friendship, escape, imaginary, escapades, objects come to life, peril, friends, henchman, kindergarten, teamwork ...
Time: 2010s
Place: ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.6
 483K
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, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: adoption, family, orphan, disney, friendship, little girl, chase, villain, adoptive father, supervillain, assistant, mad scientist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1969, 20th century, 2010s ...
Place: north korea, usa, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 114K
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: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: fish, friendship, ocean or sea, magical, transformation, mermaid, adventure, princess, obsessive quest, imaginary kingdom, magic, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.2
 257K
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, touching, feel good, witty, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, good versus evil, teamwork, deception, danger, villain, misfit, adventure, fight, exile, threat, individualism ...
Time: 20th century, 1990s
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, sincere, captivating, entertaining ...
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 ...
Time: 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 159K
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, entertaining, sweet, light ...
Audience: kids, date night, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: disney, adoption, adventure, orphan, friendship, family relations, experiment, odd couple, rescue, good versus evil, fish out of water, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: hawaii, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 352K
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, humorous, sweet, exciting ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: princess, genie, disney, desert, adventure, friendship, unlikely couple, love, sultan, magic, good versus evil, family ...
Time: 18th century
Place: middle east, iraq, saudi arabia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, light, colourful, funny ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing, toddlers
Plot: adventure, friendship, determination, elephant, rescue, jungle, family, talking animals, friends, fantasy world, goofy hero, save the day ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.1
 20K
The Pagemaster (1994)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Horror
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: semi serious, feel good, touching, stylized, melancholic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, fantasy world, mischievous children, library, imaginary, heroic mission, young heroes, imaginary kingdom, getting home, fish out of water, imagination, magic ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 89K
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, light, exciting, emotional, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: adventure, friendship, alien, benign alien, save the world, imaginary, escapades, family, danger, odd couple, disney, daring rescue ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: usa, australia, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story (1993)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
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, pre-teens, preschoolers, teens
Plot: adventure, friendship, dinosaur, time travel, young heroes, escapades, animal life, disorder, rescue, prehistoric creature, danger, 2d animation ...
Time: 90s, prehistory, prehistoric times, prehistoric
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.6
 21K
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, kids, family outing, teens
Plot: adventure, animal life, friendship, escapades, bear, dachshund, talking animals, forest, odd couple, disorder, teaching the ways of the world, getting home ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Movie in collections
 8.0
 611K
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: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, chef, follow your dream, mouse, cooking and food, cooking, food, rat, rise to the top, odd couple, restaurant, young man ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
12%
The Care Bears Movie (1985)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: The Care Bears have their work cut out for them, because Nicolas, a lonely magician's assistant, is about to fall under the evil influence of a bad spirit who lives in an ancient magic book -- it seems Nicolas will do just about anything for ...
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, feel good, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, toddlers, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, good versus evil, orphan, family, adventure, rescue, siblings relations, wish come true, imaginary, curses spells and rituals, young heroes, family relations ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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, humorous, colourful, funny ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, teens
Plot: scientist, adventure, inventor, friendship, food, technology gone awry, chaos and mayhem, danger, island, save the day, family, creator ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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
Plot: friendship, adventure, danger, buddies, rescue, talking animals, family, love and romance, heroes, getting home, friends, map ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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, funny, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, pre-teens, family outing, teens
Plot: adventure, family, mischievous children, friendship, buddies, elementary school, escapades, save the day, danger, children, greed, multiple storylines ...
Time: 80s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 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, exciting, feel good, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: ant, friendship, rescue, bully, shrinking, adventure, family, self discovery, children, vengeance, animal life, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Clifford's Really Big Movie (2004)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Clifford overhears Mr. Bleakman say that feeding him must cost a lot of money. A carnival act called "Larry's Amazing Animals" has just been in town, and the animals in the show told Clifford about an animal contest with a prize of a ...
Style: feel good, touching, semi serious, humorous
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: animal life, adventure, odd couple, friendship, best friends, danger, buddies, rescue, fish out of water, mischievous children, pets, cartoon dog ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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