Movies like Shrek

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Shrek (2001)
 7.9
 667K
Shrek (2001)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
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, humorous, parody, witty, sentimental, surprise ending, funny, colourful, exciting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, date night, pre-teens
Plot: talking animals, princess, friendship, dragon, adventure, love and romance, imaginary kingdom, swamp, anthropomorphism, magical, reluctant partners, magic, stereotypes, ogre, fall in love, opposites attract, unlikely friendships, courage, transformation, creature, heroes, villain, odd couple, daring rescue, save the princess ...
Time: middle ages, 2000s

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Most similar movies to Shrek

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out fairy tale, entertaining, humorous and feel good films with plots about adventure, friendship, computer animation, family, escapades, destiny and dialogue mostly in Animation, Adventure and Family genres. Some movies like Shrek: Ice Age (2002), Monsters, Inc. (2001), The Emperor's New Groove (2000), Puss in Boots (2011), Tangled (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.3
 457K
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, parody, humorous, witty, feel good ...
Audience: preschoolers, family outing, pre-teens, kids, date night
Plot: princess, talking animals, transformation, dragon, animals, kingdom, prince, creature, adventure, imaginary kingdom, cat, ogre ...
Time: middle ages, 16th century, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 6.1
 304K
Shrek the Third (2007)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
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, fairy tale, exciting, feel good, not serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, date night, pre-teens, preschoolers ...
Plot: imaginary kingdom, princess, dragon, happy ending, prince, donkey, family, rescue, funeral, adventure, queen, cat ...
Time: middle ages, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.5
 478K
Ice Age (2002)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
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: road movie, touching, feel good, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens, date night
Plot: talking animals, friendship, unlikely friendships, family, adventure, odd couple, animal life, journey, life risking, rescue, heroic mission, caveman ...
Time: stone age, prehistoric times, prehistory
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 8.1
 895K
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, humorous, funny, fairy tale ...
Audience: preschoolers, family outing, kids, pre-teens, date night
Plot: friendship, monster, creature, adventure, rivalry, talking animals, parallel world, friends, misfit, villain, invisibility, rivals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: himalaya
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: feel good, fairy tale, semi serious, humorous, funny ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, preschoolers
Plot: disney, talking animals, change of heart, emperor, adventure, family, friendship, partners, escapades, treason, spoiled brat, assassination attempt ...
Time: 15th century
Place: latin america, peru, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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, exciting, semi serious, witty ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers, teens ...
Plot: magical, ogre, talking animals, dragon, princess, imaginary kingdom, friendship, deal, heroes, queen, villain, magic ...
Time: middle ages, 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.6
 158K
Puss in Boots (2011)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
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: kids, family outing, teens, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: talking animals, cat, adventure, talking cat, imaginary kingdom, friendship, magic, sword fight, happy ending, escapades, save the day, good versus evil ...
Time: year 2011, 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 446K
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, uplifting, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night, pre-teens, preschoolers ...
Plot: princess, disney, romance, unlikely couple, family, adventure, love and romance, disney princess, follow your dream, horse, fall in love, first love ...
Time: 17th century
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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 7.9
 573K
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, sweet ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: toys, friendship, collector, toy comes to life, teamwork, greed, heroes, escape, theft, villain, objects come to life, adventure ...
Time: 90s
Place: ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
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: humorous, not serious, exciting, touching, funny ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: talking animals, global warming, animals, creature, mammoth, iceberg, friendship, dinosaur, ice age, adventure, extinction, survival ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 8.0
 411K
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, preschoolers, pre-teens, girls' night ...
Plot: princess, genie, desert, disney, friendship, adventure, love, family, unlikely couple, disney princess, arabian nights, tiger ...
Time: 18th century
Place: middle east, saudi arabia, iraq, sahara
⇓ 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, funny, feel good, humorous, intense ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, teens
Plot: friendship, unlikely friendships, college, university, disney, monster, odd couple, teamwork, bully, student life, foe turned friend, underdog ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 2010s, 2000s, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 8.2
 1.0M
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, humorous, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, adventure, family, talking animals, animals, shark, friends, courage, rescue, odd couple, memory loss, freedom ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new south wales, pacific ocean, australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Red Shoes and the Seven Dwarfs (2019)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Princes who have been turned into Dwarfs seek the red shoes of a lady in order to break the spell, although it will not be easy.
Style: light, entertaining, feel good, funny, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: princess, magic, love, female protagonist, overweight, gnome, snow white, prince, evil stepmother, friendship, adventure, teamwork ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.9
 399K
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, witty ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, girls' night
Plot: friendship, talking animals, animals, lion, escape, jungle, island, adventure, unlikely friendships, animal life, zebra, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: madagascar, africa, antarctica, new york, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, not serious, feel good, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: holiday, friendship, family, escapades, adventure, fish out of water, odd couple, family gatherings, family life, christmas, imaginary kingdom, donkey ...
Time: 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.6
 284K
Mulan (1998)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, 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, touching, captivating, light, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: female warrior, female protagonist, princess, friendship, cross dressing, woman dressed as man, human spirit, adventure, dragon, sexism, disney, hidden identity ...
Time: 5th century
Place: china, ancient china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Rise of the Guardians (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
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, stylized, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, girls' night
Plot: fairy, good versus evil, santa claus, belief, dreams, christmas, childhood, adventure, save the world, holiday, legends and myths, protector ...
Place: new york, st. petersburg russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
 7.6
 328K
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, preschoolers, teens, family outing
Plot: disney, happy ending, mythology, magic, girl, ocean, adventure, island, disney princess, destiny, quest, family ...
Place: pacific ocean, polynesia, new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.1
 407K
Brave (2012)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
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, light, humorous, touching, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night, preschoolers ...
Plot: princess, disney, happy ending, witch, adventure, queen, family, kingdom, archery, female warrior, courage, magical ...
Time: 10th century, middle ages
Place: scotland, europe, scottish highlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 145K
Onward (2020)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In a suburban fantasy world, two teenage elf brothers embark on an extraordinary quest to discover if there is still a little magic left out there.
Style: feel good, modern fairy tale, sincere, captivating, visually appealing ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: brother brother relationship, elf, magic, disney, teenage protagonist, fantasy world, teenage boy, adventure, centaur, creature, mythical creature, cyclops ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.4
 112K
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, entertaining, fairy tale, colourful, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: disney, tree, childhood, friendship, deforestation, environmentalism, obsessive quest, greed, family, justice, young heroes, adventure ...
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, imaginary kingdom, curses spells and rituals, forest, young heroes, dangerous animal, rescue, escapades, happy ending, tomboy ...
Time: 2010s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
 7.4
 617K
Frozen (2013)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
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, exciting, touching, romantic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, pre-teens, preschoolers ...
Plot: princess, disney, family, adventure, love and romance, sisters, royal family, snow, supernatural ability, power of love, wizards and magicians, queen ...
Time: 19th century
Place: europe, norway, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: fairy, fantasy world, adventure, young heroes, family, heroes, friendship, family relations, disappearance, good versus evil, youth, friends ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: connecticut, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
How to Train Your Dragon (2010)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, 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, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers, teens
Plot: dragon, friendship, unlikely friendships, adventure, family, legends and myths, young kid, friends, happy ending, human animal relationship, creature, imaginary kingdom ...
Time: middle ages
Place: scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
13%
 7.2
 290K
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, feel good, touching, witty, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: talking animals, friendship, good versus evil, misfit, deception, teamwork, villain, adventure, fight, exile, individualism, threat ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, rescue, friendship, heroic mission, wizards and magicians, heroes, invisibility, evil king ...
Time: 80s, year 1982
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Happily N'Ever After (2006)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Germany, Canada, UK, Australia, Japan
Duration: 87 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, humorous, not serious, feel good, parody ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, good versus evil, friendship, friends, cinderella story, heroes, love and romance, disorder, reluctant partners, save the day, rivalry, wizards ...
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 8.3
 977K
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, rescue, friends, disney, jealousy, rivalry, teamwork, family, bad guy, foe turned friend ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%