Movies like Shrek

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Shrek (2001)
 7.9
 624K
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 wisecracking donkey.
Style: fairy tale, feel good, parody, humorous, witty, sentimental, surprise ending, funny, not serious, colourful ...
Audience: kids, family outing, date night, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: princess, talking animals, dragon, love and romance, friendship, adventure, swamp, imaginary kingdom, opposites attract, magical, reluctant partners, ogre, save the princess, magic, creature, stereotypes, anthropomorphism, heroes, villain, fall in love, transformation, knight, courage, odd couple, daring rescue ...
Time: 2000s

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Most similar movies to Shrek

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, fairy tale, feel good and sweet films with plots about computer animation, adventure, friendship, family, storytelling, destiny and transformation mostly in Animation, Adventure and Family genres. Some movies like Shrek: Tangled (2010), Ice Age (2002), The Emperor's New Groove (2000), Monsters, Inc. (2001), Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.2
 427K
Shrek 2 (2004)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, Japan
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, parody, witty, not serious ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, kids, date night
Plot: princess, dragon, prince, transformation, talking animals, adventure, kingdom, cat, ogre, imaginary kingdom, true love, heroes ...
Time: 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 285K
Shrek the Third (2007)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Japan
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: fairy tale, humorous, feel good, exciting, not serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, date night, preschoolers, pre-teens ...
Plot: dragon, prince, imaginary kingdom, princess, happy ending, rescue, funeral, cat, adventure, donkey, family, computer animation ...
Time: 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 413K
Tangled (2010)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA, Germany
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, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: princess, disney, romance, family, horse, adventure, follow your dream, unlikely couple, imaginary kingdom, love and romance, fall in love, queen ...
Time: 17th century
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 449K
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, journey, family, caveman, animal life, life risking, creature, odd couple ...
Time: stone age, prehistoric times, prehistory, prehistoric
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Shrek Forever After (2010)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, Japan
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, semi serious, exciting, witty ...
Audience: kids, family outing, date night, teens, preschoolers ...
Plot: dragon, magical, ogre, princess, imaginary kingdom, talking animals, heroes, friendship, deal, villain, cat, queen ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
The Emperor's New Groove (2000)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, France
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: fairy tale, feel good, semi serious, humorous, funny ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, preschoolers
Plot: disney, change of heart, emperor, adventure, friendship, partners, llama, king, rescue, treason, anthropomorphic animal, family ...
Time: 15th century, ancient history
Place: latin america, south america, peru
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 830K
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: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens, date night
Plot: friendship, monster, creature, adventure, imaginary, rivalry, parallel world, friends, misfit, invisibility, kidnapping, villain ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: himalaya
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK, Australia
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: humorous, exciting, not serious, touching, funny ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: global warming, dinosaur, iceberg, talking animals, friendship, creature, animals, ice age, adventure, extinction, computer animation, mammoth ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.6
 147K
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, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: cat, adventure, talking cat, imaginary kingdom, talking animals, friendship, magic, sword fight, escapades, save the day, good versus evil, computer animation ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 8.0
 379K
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, sweet, fairy tale, humorous, touching ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers, girls' night
Plot: princess, genie, desert, disney, adventure, friendship, unlikely couple, love, sultan, magic, good versus evil, family ...
Time: 18th century
Place: middle east, saudi arabia, iraq, sahara
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 373K
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, witty, funny ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, girls' night
Plot: friendship, lion, talking animals, jungle, journey, island, escape, adventure, rescue, animals, zebra, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: madagascar, africa, antarctica, new york, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, disney, unlikely friendships, monster, student life, odd couple, fraternity, bully, foe turned friend ...
Time: 2000s, 2010s, 1990s, 80s, 90s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.6
 282K
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, touching, colourful, exciting, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, girls' night
Plot: disney, happy ending, adventure, island, ocean, mythology, magic, young girl, destiny, quest, good versus evil, family ...
Place: pacific ocean, polynesia, new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.8
 100K
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, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, girls' night
Plot: friendship, talking animals, adventure, disney, hunting, human becomes animal, grizzly bear, animals, brother brother relationship, family, bear, bear attack ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times, 1890s
Place: alaska, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Shrek the Halls (2007)
Genre: Animation, Short, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Japan
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: fairy tale, christmas special, humorous, not serious, feel good ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: holiday, friendship, family, fish out of water, escapades, adventure, odd couple, family gatherings, family life, imaginary kingdom, christmas tree, donkey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
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: feel good, exciting, atmospheric, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: dragon, friendship, unlikely friendships, adventure, family, happy ending, imaginary, young kid, friends, vikings, imaginary kingdom, teamwork ...
Place: scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 8.1
 964K
Finding Nemo (2003)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
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, sweet, sentimental, touching, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, adventure, family, shark, underwater, journey, friends, father son relationship, courage, rescue, odd couple, memory loss ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new south wales, pacific ocean, australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
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, parody ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, friendship, good versus evil, imaginary, friends, cinderella story, heroes, computer animation, prince, disorder, love and romance, danger ...
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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magic movies
2186
creature movies
1036
 7.6
 262K
Mulan (1998)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Musical, War
Country: USA, China
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, touching, captivating, light, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: female protagonist, female warrior, princess, adventure, dragon, cross dressing, woman dressed as man, good versus evil, friendship, human spirit, hidden identity, boot camp ...
Time: ancient history, 5th century
Place: ancient china, china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.4
 580K
Frozen (2013)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA, Norway
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Young princess Anna of Arendelle dreams about finding true love at her sister Elsa’s coronation. Fate takes her on a dangerous journey in an attempt to end the eternal winter that has fallen over the kingdom. She's accompanied by ice delivery ...
Style: fairy tale, feel good, romantic, touching, exciting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: princess, disney, family, adventure, sisters, snow, love and romance, royal family, supernatural ability, magical, family relations, imaginary ...
Place: europe, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Scared Shrekless (2010)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 26 min.
Story: Shrek challenges Donkey, Puss in Boots and his other fairy tale character friends to spend the night in Lord Farquaad's haunted castle, telling scary stories to see who can resist becoming scared and stay the longest.
Style: fairy tale, not serious, feel good, witty, humorous
Audience: family outing, preschoolers
Plot: halloween, imaginary kingdom, ghost, adventure, friendship, ambition, friends, family, contests and competitions, odd couple, imaginary, computer animation ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.4
 101K
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: kids, pre-teens, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: disney, tree, family, childhood, friendship, deforestation, environmentalism, obsessive quest, talking animals, computer animation, greed, justice ...
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, fairy tale, exciting, stylized, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, teens
Plot: fantasy world, fairy, adventure, young heroes, heroes, family, friendship, family relations, disappearance, good versus evil, imaginary, friends ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: connecticut, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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parody movies
2693
heroes movies
9133
villain movies
1624
 7.9
 535K
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, teamwork, toys, collector, computer animation, greed, escape, villain, theft, heroes, toy comes to life, objects come to life ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, friendship, curses spells and rituals, imaginary kingdom, young heroes, in the woods, dangerous animal, escapades, rescue, happy ending, danger ...
Time: 2010s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, witty, fairy tale, colourful ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing, girls' night
Plot: fairy, good versus evil, christmas, childhood, adventure, friendship, legends and myths, holiday, belief, santa claus, imaginary, dreams ...
Place: st. petersburg russia, new york, saint petersburg
⇓ similarity ⇓
12%
 7.1
 379K
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, disney, princess, witch, adventure, computer animation, archery, queen, kingdom, magical, mother daughter relationship, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 10th century
Place: scotland, europe, scottish highlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Happily N'Ever After 2 (2009)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Fairy tales collide when Mambo and Munk tip the scales of good and evil once again.
Style: fairy tale, not serious, humorous, exciting, parody
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: imaginary kingdom, good versus evil, young heroes, adventure, friendship, heroes, danger, escapades, rescue, on the run, love and romance, daring rescue ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The thrilling second chapter of the epic How To Train Your Dragon trilogy brings back the fantastical world of Hiccup and Toothless five years later. While Astrid, Snotlout and the rest of the gang are challenging each other to dragon races (the ...
Style: humorous, feel good, sentimental, exciting, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: dragon, imaginary kingdom, best friends, family, warrior, legends and myths, youth, viking, journey, rescue, friendship, adventure ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
11%
The Last Unicorn (1982)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, France, West Germany, Japan, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: From a riddle-speaking butterfly, a unicorn learns that she is supposedly the last of her kind, all the others having been herded away by the Red Bull. The unicorn sets out to discover the truth behind the butterfly's words. She is eventually ...
Style: exciting, feel good, touching, light, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: unicorn, magic, adventure, good versus evil, dragon, wizards and magicians, rescue, friendship, prince, heroic mission, heroes, imaginary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%