Movies like Monsters University

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Monsters University (2013)
 7.2
 335K
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, stylized, semi serious, psychotronic, nostalgic, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, disney, university, unlikely friendships, college, odd couple, teamwork, monster, student life, computer animation, foe turned friend, fraternity, bully, underdog, teachers and students, social relations, creativity, adventure, competition, family, alternate universe, best friend, student, teacher, friends ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 2000s, 2010s, 1990s, future

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Most similar movies to Monsters University

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, feel good, sweet and light films with plots about friendship, adventure, computer animation, family, children, destiny and storytelling mostly in Animation, Family and Comedy genres. Some movies like Monsters University: Monsters, Inc. (2001), Ratatouille (2007), Cars (2006), Home (2015), Toy Story 3 (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 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, ...
Style: feel good, sweet, funny, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, date night
Plot: friendship, monster, creature, adventure, imaginary, parallel world, friends, rivalry, talking animals, misfit, computer animation, invisibility ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: himalaya
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 666K
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, sweet, entertaining, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, follow your dream, chef, food, cooking, cooking and food, rat, talking animals, unlikely friendships, mouse, odd couple, rise to the top ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 7.1
 385K
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: exciting, feel good, light, humorous, funny ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, car race, car, desert, disney, computer animation, small town, small town life, social relations, desire for fame, happy ending, mentor ...
Time: 20th century, 2000s, 50s, 1950s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 96K
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: light, exciting, emotional, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night
Plot: adventure, friendship, benign alien, alien, imaginary, save the world, family, odd couple, escapades, disney, danger, culture clash ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: usa, australia, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 8.2
 782K
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: kids, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: toys, adventure, friendship, computer animation, friends, objects come to life, escape, getting home, imaginary, escapades, toy comes to life, peril ...
Time: 2010s
Place: ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 116K
The Boss Baby (2017)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A story about how a new baby's arrival impacts a family, told from the point of view of a delightfully unreliable narrator, a wildly imaginative 7 year old named Tim.
Style: funny, touching, entertaining, feel good, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: sibling rivalry, baby, boy, ceo, job promotion, family relations, child as adult, little boy, adventure, imagination, brothers, child protagonist ...
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 636K
Shrek (2001)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Japan
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, parody, humorous, witty ...
Audience: kids, family outing, date night, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: talking animals, princess, dragon, love and romance, friendship, adventure, swamp, ogre, anthropomorphism, imaginary kingdom, opposites attract, magical ...
Time: 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 8.2
 970K
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, sweet, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, follow your dream, unlikely friendships, loneliness, family, journey, friendship, dog, talking animals, friends, obsessive quest, animal life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, south america, mount everest, venezuela
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Movie in collections
 6.4
 104K
The Lorax (2012)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA, France, Japan
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: pre-teens, family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: computer animation, tree, childhood, friendship, deforestation, disney, environmentalism, obsessive quest, greed, justice, family, young heroes ...
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Monsters at Work (2021)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
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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: feel good, touching, fairy tale, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: preschoolers, kids, family outing
Plot: monster, computer animation, imaginary, friendship, imagination, friend, children, adventure, friends, rivalry, creativity, good versus evil ...
⇓ 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: disney, toys, adventure, friendship, family, good versus evil, imaginary, christmas, getting home, escapades, danger, talking animals ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.7
 89K
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, parents and children, danger, rescue ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 93K
Luca (2021)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In a beautiful seaside town on the Italian Riviera, two young boys experience an unforgettable summer filled with gelato, pasta and endless scooter rides. But all the fun is threatened by a deeply-held secret: they are sea monsters from another ...
Style: entertaining, captivating, funny, light, psychotronic
Plot: friendship, sea monster, disney, magical creature, ocean, mythical creature, friends, seaside town, water, monster, secret, disguise ...
Time: 1950s, 50s
Place: italy, riviera, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Inventor Flint Lockwood creates a machine that makes clouds rain food, enabling the down-and-out citizens of Chewandswallow to feed themselves. But when the falling food reaches gargantuan proportions, Flint must scramble to avert disaster. Can he ...
Style: humorous, feel good, funny, light, colourful ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, computer animation, food, inventor, save the world, parents and children, weatherman, technology gone awry, mad scientist, family, goofy hero, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2009, 2000s
Place: new york, paris france, china, egypt, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 456K
Ice Age (2002)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK, Australia
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, humorous, not serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens, date night
Plot: talking animals, friendship, unlikely friendships, rescue, adventure, animal life, journey, family, odd couple, caveman, unlikely partners, animals ...
Time: stone age, prehistoric times, prehistory, prehistoric
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.3
 922K
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, friends, rescue, jealousy, disney, rivalry, teamwork, bad guy, foe turned friend, family ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Cranston Academy: Monster Zone (2020)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Mexico, UK, Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: An intelligent 15-year-old high school student is unexpectedly transferred to a boarding school where he opens a portal of monsters from another dimension.
Style: feel good, whimsical, light, humorous, sweet
Plot: friendship, social relations, monster, contests and competitions, competition, teamwork, mishap, adventure, creature, fear, rivalry, lifestyle ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.8
 102K
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, inspirational, humorous, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, girls' night
Plot: friendship, talking animals, disney, adventure, animals, family, human becomes animal, hunting, animal life, grizzly bear, unlikely friendships, brother brother relationship ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times, 1890s
Place: alaska, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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 6.1
 150K
Bee Movie (2007)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
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: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: animal life, bee, computer animation, beehive, unlikely friendships, family, culture clash, fighting the system, adventure, flower shop, friendship, redemption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2007
Place: new york, usa, pasadena california
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.8
 198K
Bolt (2008)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Bolt is the star of the biggest show in Hollywood. The only problem is, he thinks it's real. After he's accidentally shipped to New York City and separated from Penny, his beloved co-star and owner, Bolt must harness all his "super ...
Style: sweet, exciting, entertaining, light, touching ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: dog, disney, adventure, animals, talking animals, human animal relationship, family, friendship, cartoon dog, pets, animal life, journey ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, ohio, las vegas, missouri, illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story (1993)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK
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: humorous, semi serious, 2d animation, entertaining, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: dinosaur, adventure, friendship, time travel, young heroes, rescue, escapades, disorder, danger, talking animals, heroes, prehistoric creature ...
Time: 90s, prehistory, prehistoric, prehistoric times, year 1993 ...
Place: new york, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Winnie the Pooh (2011)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 63 min.
Story: During an ordinary day in Hundred Acre Wood, Winnie the Pooh sets out to find some honey. Misinterpreting a note from Christopher Robin, Pooh convinces Tigger, Rabbit, Piglet, Owl, Kanga, Roo, and Eeyore that their young friend has been captured by ...
Style: humorous, feel good, sentimental, witty, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: disney, friendship, tiger, talking animals, goofy hero, escapades, goodhearted, getting along, disorder, supportive friend, best friends, youth ...
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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: kids, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: disney, winnie the pooh, friends, adventure, friendship, goofy hero, respect, disorder, goodhearted, childhood, cartoon bear, talking animals ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Movie in collections
 6.1
 90K
Open Season (2006)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
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: funny, buddy comedy, entertaining, humorous, not serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers, girls' night ...
Plot: friendship, adventure, animal life, disney, hunting, talking animals, rescue, friends, danger, partners, disorder, buddies ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.9
 546K
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, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, toys, computer animation, collector, teamwork, greed, escape, villain, theft, heroes, toy comes to life, objects come to life ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
Place: ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Thomas & Friends: Hero of the Rails (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 61 min.
Story: The British children's series THOMAS & FRIENDS follows the animated adventures of a helpful locomotive named Thomas the Tank Engine as he and his train buddies work the rail lines and teach kids about the spirit of teamwork. This cartoon ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, captivating, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, toddlers
Plot: adventure, friendship, young heroes, imaginary, disorder, youth, escapades, family, computer animation, friends, thomas the tank engine, anthropomorphic train ...
Time: 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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: feel good, touching, humorous, sweet, talky ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, girls' night
Plot: winnie the pooh, friendship, happy ending, family, disney, elephant, talking animals, children, beautiful scenery, adventure, childhood, storytelling ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 5.8
 38K
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, pre-teens, preschoolers, girls' night ...
Plot: ant, computer animation, friendship, rescue, bully, adventure, family, self discovery, vengeance, superior, siblings relations, fish out of water ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.2
 276K
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, feel good, touching, witty, stylized ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: talking animals, computer animation, friendship, good versus evil, misfit, exploitation, deception, teamwork, villain, adventure, fight, individualism ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.6
 515K
Despicable Me (2010)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, France, Japan
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, light, humorous, not serious, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, preschoolers, family outing, girls' night
Plot: disney, adoption, imaginary, family, super villain, orphan, supervillain, escapades, computer animation, chase, friendship, villain ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, 1960s, year 1969 ...
Place: usa, north korea, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%