Movies like Monsters University

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Monsters University (2013)
 7.3
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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: humorous, feel good, funny, light, semi serious, stylized, scary, clever, witty, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: college, university, friendship, odd couple, monster, bully, student life, teamwork, family, teachers and students, underdog, disney, unlikely friendships, creativity, adventure, competition, alternate universe, fraternity, best friend, training camp, college student, feud, dormitory, college life, imaginary ...
Time: 2000s, 2010s, 1990s, future

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, feel good, clever and semi serious films with plots about family, friendship, adventure, friends, storytelling, kids and family and dialogue mostly in Animation, Family and Comedy genres. Some movies like Monsters University: Monsters, Inc. (2001), The Lorax (2012), Up (2009), Shrek (2001), Finding Nemo (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 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, ...
Style: feel good, humorous, fairy tale, touching, funny ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, date night
Plot: friendship, monster, rivalry, fear, imaginary, invisibility, villain, cheating, kidnapping, adventure, odd couple, unlikely partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: himalaya
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 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, adventure, young heroes, tree, friendship, environmentalism, childhood, danger, chase, talking animals, deforestation ...
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, odd couple, hopes, mischievous children, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, south america, mount everest, venezuela
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 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, not serious, surprise ending ...
Audience: kids, family outing, date night, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: opposites attract, princess, reluctant partners, swamp, dragon, love and romance, friendship, magic, ogre, adventure, odd couple, courage ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 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, humorous, touching, sentimental, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, adventure, missing child, shark, rescue, odd couple, family, courage, underwater, friends, fish, anthropomorphism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: seaport, pacific ocean, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, kingdom, adventure, change of heart, family, good versus evil, rescue, young heroes, escapades, partners ...
Time: ancient history, 15th century
Place: latin america, peru, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.1
 310K
Cars (2006)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Lightning McQueen, a hotshot rookie race car driven to succeed, discovers that life is about the journey, not the finish line, when he finds himself unexpectedly detoured in the sleepy Route 66 town of Radiator Springs. On route across the country ...
Style: humorous, exciting, feel good, entertaining, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: car race, friendship, desert, small town life, ambition, social relations, small town, starting over, desire for fame, car, mentor, adventure ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, friends, toys, escape, imaginary, getting home, escapades, college, toy, toy comes to life, teddy bear ...
Time: 2010s
Place: kindergarten, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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, colourful, funny, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, toddlers
Plot: jungle, adventure, rescue, family, elephant, friendship, goofy hero, save the day, danger, talking animals, determination, swimming ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 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, family, save the world, imaginary, alien, escapades, alien invasion, danger, odd couple, distant planet ...
Time: contemporary, future, 21st century
Place: usa, cross country, australia, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 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, toy comes to life, airplane, good versus evil, adventure, greed, family, dinosaur, theft ...
Time: 1990s
Place: ohio, mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 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, entertaining, sweet, not serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens, date night
Plot: adventure, family, rescue, odd couple, friendship, squirrel, ice, creature, ice age, missing child, unlikely friendships, life risking ...
Time: prehistoric times, prehistory, prehistoric, stone age
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 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: humorous, fairy tale, feel good, witty, exciting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, date night, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: odd couple, princess, prince, transformation, adventure, good versus evil, magic, ogre, family, friendship, dragon, queen ...
Place: dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 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, human becomes animal, redemption, transformation, family, self discovery, brother brother relationship, survival, mischievous children, talking animals, bear ...
Time: prehistory, 1890s, prehistoric times
Place: alaska, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 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: good versus evil, family, adventure, friendship, young heroes, escapades, fish out of water, danger, disorder, prejudice, orphan, fantasy world ...
Time: victorian
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 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: witty, humorous, feel good, semi serious, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, toys, friends, adventure, jealousy, rivalry, family, cowboy, dinosaur, imaginary, bad guy, initially antagonists ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.3
 201K
Finding Dory (2016)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Dory is reunited with her friends Nemo and Marlin in the search for answers about her past. What can she remember? Who are her parents? And where did she learn to speak Whale?
Style: touching, humorous, feel good, light, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: memory loss, fish, underwater, adventure, friendship, family, ocean, amnesia, octopus, reunion, self doubt, teamwork ...
Time: 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 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, touching, inspirational, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, chef, rise to the top, cooking and food, follow your dream, restaurant, mouse, odd couple, rat, fish out of water, young man, cooking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 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, not serious, colourful, funny ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: animal life, adventure, friendship, escapades, bear, dachshund, disorder, daring rescue, odd couple, buddies, teaching the ways of the world, getting home ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 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, princess ...
Time: 20th century
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, forest, talking animals, disney, children, adventure, happy ending, childhood, storytelling ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.1
 122K
Bee Movie (2007)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Barry B. Benson, a bee who has just graduated from college, is disillusioned at his lone career choice: making honey. On a special trip outside the hive, Barry's life is saved by Vanessa, a florist in New York City. As their relationship ...
Style: humorous, feel good, entertaining, light, absurd ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, kids
Plot: animal life, bee, family, culture clash, fighting the system, talking animals, redemption, unlikely friendships, friendship, anthropomorphic animal, individualism, lawsuit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, fairy, adventure, young heroes, imaginary, mischievous children, good versus evil, magic, small town, supernatural, imaginary kingdom, family ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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
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 ⇓
33%
Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Manny, Diego, and Sid embark upon another adventure after their continent is set adrift. Using an iceberg as a ship, they encounter sea creatures and battle pirates as they explore a new world.
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, entertaining, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: family, adventure, pirate, partners, ship, friendship, getting home, iceberg, ice age, natural disaster, buddies, talking animals ...
Time: prehistoric times, prehistory
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Timon & Pumbaa (1995)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: The Lion King's Timon & Pumbaa, often simply referred to as Timon & Pumbaa, is an animated comedy television series made by the Walt Disney Company. It centers on Timon the meerkat and Pumbaa the warthog from the Disney film franchise ...
Style: feel good, humorous, captivating, colourful, semi serious
Audience: preschoolers, family outing, kids
Plot: jungle, adventure, odd couple, friendship, animal life, friends, disney, imaginary, goofy hero, family, escapades, partners ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (2013)
Genre: Animation, Action, 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: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: scientist, friendship, food, island, inventor, adventure, family, technology gone awry, chaos and mayhem, save the day, danger, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.6
 7K
Tarzan 2 (2005)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Experience the beginning of the legend with Disney's Tarzan Ⅱ, a hilarious, all-new, animated motion picture loaded with laughs, irresistible new songs by Phil Collins, and the inspired voice talent of Glenn Close, George Carlin, and Emmy ...
Style: humorous, feel good, light, colourful, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: tarzan, jungle, adventure, young heroes, family, mischievous children, good versus evil, survival, rescue, danger, orphan, self discovery ...
Time: 1890s, turn of the century, 20th century, 1900s, 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 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, buddy comedy, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, kids
Plot: friendship, rescue, adventure, buddies, animal life, danger, heroes, partners, disorder, friends, unlikely partners, deer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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