Movies like Shrek

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Shrek (2001)
 7.8
 593K
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 wisecracking donkey.
Style: fairy tale, feel good, witty, surprise ending, funny, not serious, humorous, colourful, exciting, clever ...
Audience: kids, family outing, date night, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: princess, dragon, adventure, opposites attract, love and romance, friendship, talking animals, save the princess, swamp, reluctant partners, magic, ogre, courage, odd couple, daring rescue, teamwork, heroic mission, verbal byplay, curses spells and rituals, stereotypes, computer animation, good versus evil, imaginary kingdom, parody, curse ...
Time: 2000s

Most similar movies to Shrek

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, sweet, fairy tale and feel good films with plots about adventure, family, friendship, computer animation, catastrophe, dialogue and transformation mostly in Animation, Family and Adventure genres. Some movies like Shrek: The Emperor's New Groove (2000), Moana (2016), Aladdin (1992), Tangled (2010), Ice Age (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.2
 405K
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, feel good, humorous, exciting, witty ...
Audience: kids, family outing, date night, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: princess, prince, dragon, adventure, transformation, ogre, talking animals, family, odd couple, friendship, good versus evil, cat ...
Time: 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 271K
Shrek the Third (2007)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The King of Far Far Away has died and Shrek and Fiona are to become King & Queen. However, Shrek wants to return to his cozy swamp and live in peace and quiet, so when he finds out there is another heir to the throne, they set off to bring ...
Style: humorous, exciting, feel good, fairy tale, not serious ...
Audience: kids, date night, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers ...
Plot: dragon, imaginary kingdom, prince, princess, rescue, cat, funeral, adventure, donkey, ship, family, computer animation ...
Time: 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Shrek Forever After (2010)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A bored and domesticated Shrek pacts with deal-maker Rumpelstiltskin to get back to feeling like a real ogre again, but when he's duped and sent to a twisted version of Far Far Away—where Rumpelstiltskin is king, ogres are hunted, and he and ...
Style: fairy tale, humorous, witty, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, pre-teens, family outing, date night ...
Plot: magical, imaginary kingdom, ogre, talking animals, dragon, villain, heroes, deal, friendship, princess, queen, cat ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, fairy tale ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: disney, llama, emperor, adventure, friendship, change of heart, family, good versus evil, escapades, partners, rescue, young heroes ...
Time: ancient history, 15th century
Place: latin america, south america, peru
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 252K
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, girls' night
Plot: disney, happy ending, adventure, island, ocean, mythology, destiny, young girl, quest, family, magic, courage ...
Place: pacific ocean, new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 8.0
 357K
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, sweet, humorous, touching ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers, girls' night
Plot: princess, genie, desert, adventure, disney, friendship, unlikely couple, love, desire, sultan, tiger, magic ...
Time: 18th century
Place: middle east, saudi arabia, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 391K
Tangled (2010)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When the kingdom's most wanted-and most charming-bandit Flynn Rider hides out in a mysterious tower, he's taken hostage by Rapunzel, a beautiful and feisty tower-bound teen with 70 feet of magical, golden hair. Flynn's curious captor, ...
Style: fairy tale, feel good, captivating, touching, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: princess, disney, follow your dream, adventure, horse, unlikely couple, family, imaginary kingdom, love and romance, fall in love, queen, king ...
Time: 17th century
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 426K
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, not serious, sentimental, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, date night, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, rescue, talking animals, unlikely friendships, friendship, caveman, ice, family, creature, life risking, bonding, odd couple ...
Time: prehistoric times, stone age, prehistory, prehistoric
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Happily N'Ever After (2006)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Germany, Canada, UK
Duration: 75 min.
Story: An alliance of evil-doers, led by Frieda, looks to take over Fairy Tale Land. But when Ella realizes her stepmother is out to ruin her storybook existence, she takes a dramatic turn and blossoms into the leader of the resistance effort.
Style: fairy tale, not serious, humorous, feel good, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, cinderella story, good versus evil, friendship, friends, imaginary, heroes, computer animation, prince, disorder, wizards, rivalry ...
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.6
 240K
Mulan (1998)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Musical, War
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A tomboyish girl disguises herself as a young man so she can fight with the Imperial Chinese Army against the invading Huns. With help from wise-cracking dragon Mushu, Mulan just might save her country -- and win the heart of handsome Captain Li ...
Style: feel good, captivating, touching, light, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: princess, adventure, female protagonist, female warrior, good versus evil, cross dressing, dragon, friendship, boot camp, hidden identity, human spirit, friends ...
Time: ancient history
Place: ancient china, china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: fairy tale, exciting, sentimental, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night, teens
Plot: fairy, adventure, imaginary kingdom, friendship, curses spells and rituals, young heroes, rescue, in the woods, dangerous animal, happy ending, fantasy world, danger ...
Time: 2010s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.9
 353K
Madagascar (2005)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Alex the lion is the king of the urban jungle, the main attraction at New York's Central Park Zoo. He and his best friends -- Marty the zebra, Melman the giraffe and Gloria the hippo -- have spent their whole lives in blissful captivity before ...
Style: feel good, humorous, entertaining, funny, not serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, girls' night
Plot: friendship, talking animals, island, lion, rescue, jungle, adventure, escape, journey, wilderness, animal life, hippopotamus ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa, antarctica, new york, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Diego, Manny and Sid return in this sequel to the hit animated movie Ice Age. This time around, the deep freeze is over, and the ice-covered earth is starting to melt, which will destroy the trio's cherished valley. The impending disaster ...
Style: funny, humorous, not serious, touching, exciting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: global warming, friendship, dinosaur, extinction, iceberg, talking animals, computer animation, sacrifice, laziness, sea monster, journey, creature ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, atmospheric, touching, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: dragon, friendship, happy ending, adventure, family, imaginary, vikings, warrior, imaginary kingdom, training, unlikely friendships, young kid ...
Place: scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 8.0
 785K
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: sweet, feel good, funny, humorous, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, date night
Plot: monster, friendship, adventure, imaginary, rivalry, fear, creature, friends, invisibility, kidnapping, villain, family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: himalaya
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Shrek the Halls (2007)
Genre: Animation, Short, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 21 min.
Story: The Christmas tree isn't the only thing green in this new holiday classic. Shrek is back and trying to get into the spirit of the season. After promising Fiona and the kids a Christmas they'll remember, he is forced to take a crash course ...
Style: christmas special, humorous, fairy tale, not serious, exciting ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: holiday, friendship, donkey, christmas tree, cat, imaginary kingdom, family, computer animation, ghost, gang, intrigue, danger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 8.1
 917K
Finding Nemo (2003)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA, Australia
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, sweet, touching, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, adventure, family, shark, rescue, missing child, odd couple, fish, father son relationship, underwater, courage, talking animals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: pacific ocean, australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Rise of the Guardians (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When an evil spirit known as Pitch lays down the gauntlet to take over the world, the immortal Guardians must join forces for the first time to protect the hopes, beliefs and imagination of children all over the world.
Style: exciting, touching, fairy tale, colourful, serious ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing, girls' night
Plot: fairy, good versus evil, adventure, imaginary, belief, childhood, legends and myths, holiday, santa claus, friendship, dreams, christmas ...
Place: new york, saint petersburg, st. petersburg russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
Movie in collections
 6.6
 140K
Puss in Boots (2011)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Long before he even met Shrek, the notorious fighter, lover and outlaw Puss in Boots becomes a hero when he sets off on an adventure with the tough and street smart Kitty Softpaws and the mastermind Humpty Dumpty to save his town. This is the true ...
Style: fairy tale, humorous, exciting, light, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens, teens
Plot: adventure, cat, imaginary kingdom, friendship, talking cat, talking animals, escapades, save the day, good versus evil, happy ending, magical, magic ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.1
 136K
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: kids, preschoolers, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: bee, animal life, family, culture clash, computer animation, fighting the system, friendship, redemption, anthropomorphic animal, lawsuit, individualism, unlikely friendships ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, humorous, funny, intense ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, university, college, teamwork, odd couple, monster, disney, student life, bully, fraternity, unlikely friendships, underdog ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 2000s, 2010s, 1990s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
16%
Sprung! The Magic Roundabout (2005)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A shaggy, candy-loving puppy named Dougal along with a group of friends embarks on a dangerous journey in an effort to imprison their oppressor -- the evil ice sorcerer ZeeBad (Zebedee's evil twin). As the world is placed in mortal danger ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, exciting
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, good versus evil, adventurer, heroic mission, rivalry, danger, escapades, mischievous children, young heroes, best friends, disorder, rescue ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 172K
Enchanted (2007)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The beautiful princess Giselle is banished by an evil queen from her magical, musical animated land and finds herself in the gritty reality of the streets of modern-day Manhattan. Shocked by this strange new environment that doesn't operate on ...
Style: fairy tale, romantic, feel good, stylized, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick, kids, family outing, date night, preschoolers ...
Plot: princess, true love, prince, magical, good versus evil, rescue, imaginary kingdom, queen, disney, parallel world, witch, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa, manhattan, new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Movie in collections
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: feel good, light, colourful, funny, humorous ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing, toddlers
Plot: adventure, jungle, talking animals, friendship, determination, elephant, rescue, fantasy world, family, friends, goofy hero, save the day ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Magic Sword: Quest for Camelot (1998)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: During the times of King Arthur, Kayley is a brave girl who dreams of following her late father as a Knight of the Round Table. The evil Ruber wants to invade Camelot and take the throne of King Arthur, and Kayley has to stop him.
Style: exciting, humorous, feel good, semi serious, stylized ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, teens
Plot: dragon, adventure, royal family, king arthur, good versus evil, camelot, sword, knight, heroic mission, rescue, blindness, friendship ...
Time: middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Tale of Despereaux (2008)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Once upon a time... in the far away kingdom of Dor... lived a brave and virtuous mouse with comically oversized ears who dreamt of becoming a knight. Banished from his home for having such lofty ambitions, Despereaux sets off on an amazing adventure ...
Style: feel good, humorous, exciting, touching, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers, kids
Plot: mouse, imaginary kingdom, adventurer, dungeon, daring rescue, self discovery, save the princess, friendship, rebellion, society, escapades, chivalry ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Flight of Dragons (1982)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The realm of magic is being threatened by the realm of logic, so Carolinus, the green wizard decides to shield it for all time. Ommedon, the evil red wizard, stands in his way. Carolinus then calls for a quest that is to be led by a man named Peter ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting, sweet, colourful ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: dragon, adventure, good versus evil, time travel, fish out of water, heroes, friendship, wizards and magicians, imaginary, master villain, heroic mission, imaginary kingdom ...
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Swan Princess (1994)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The beautiful princess Odette is transformed into a swan by an evil sorcerer's spell. Held captive at an enchanted lake, she befriends Jean-Bob the frog, Speed the turtle and Puffin the bird. Despite their struggle to keep the princess safe, ...
Style: fairy tale, feel good, sweet, romantic, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: princess, curses spells and rituals, swan, rescue, spell, love, 2d animation, transformation, evil sorcerer, kingdom, lake, human becoming an animal ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Arthur and the Invisibles (2006)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: France, USA, UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Arthur is a spirited ten-year old whose parents are away looking for work, whose eccentric grandfather has been missing for several years, and who lives with his grandmother in a country house that, in two days, will be repossessed, torn down, and ...
Style: feel good, exciting, stylized, fairy tale, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, teens
Plot: fantasy world, fairy, family, adventure, young heroes, heroes, friendship, family relations, disappearance, good versus evil, imaginary, friends ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: connecticut, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.1
 360K
Brave (2012)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Brave is set in the mystical Scottish Highlands, where Mérida is the princess of a kingdom ruled by King Fergus and Queen Elinor. An unruly daughter and an accomplished archer, Mérida one day defies a sacred custom of the land and inadvertently ...
Style: fairy tale, humorous, light, touching, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: happy ending, kingdom, disney, witch, princess, adventure, queen, magical, archery, royal family, curses spells and rituals, bear ...
Place: scotland, europe, scottish highlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%