Movies like Surf's Up

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Surf's Up (2007)
 6.7
 73K
Surf's Up (2007)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Cody is a surfing penguin from Shiverpool who dreams of making it big and being like his idol Big Z. On his journey he discovers his talents are not all he thinks they are and he must learn to accept that their is more to surfing than fame and fortune. Surf's Up is a 2007 American computer-animated mockumentary film produced by Sony Pictures Animation and distributed by Columbia Pictures and ImageWorks Studios. It stars the voices of Shia LaBeouf, Jeff Bridges, Zooey Deschanel, Jon Heder among others.
Style: humorous, inspirational, entertaining, stylized, witty, feel good, not serious, semi serious, 3d animation, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, preschoolers
Plot: surfing, talking animals, friendship, jungle, island, surfboard, penguins, wave, athlete's life, ambition, follow your dream, hopes, ocean, world champion, ocean or sea, character change, mentor, competition, family relations, single parent, rivalry, rescue from drowning, sea, surfer, storytelling ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: antarctica, hawaii, california

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Most similar movies to Surf's Up

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, sweet, clever and entertaining films with plots about computer animation, family, storytelling, animals, friendship, destiny and talking animals mostly in Animation, Comedy and Family genres. Some movies like Surf's Up: Cars (2006), Finding Dory (2016), Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008), Up (2009), Shark Tale (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Surf's Up 2: WaveMania (2016)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An animated comedy that features WWE Superstars, providing their own voices while matching up against talking animals.
Style: inspirational, entertaining, feel good, humorous
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: talking animals, penguins, ocean or sea, surfing, island, surfer, family relations, rivalry, contests and competitions, ambition, ambitious, follow your dream ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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%
 7.3
 253K
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: feel good, humorous, light, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: disney, underwater, adventure, memory loss, animals, fish, friendship, self doubt, computer animation, underwater scene, amnesia, talking animals ...
Time: 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Alex, Marty, and other zoo animals find a way to escape from Madagascar when the penguins reassemble a wrecked airplane. The precariously repaired craft stays airborne just long enough to make it to the African continent. There the New Yorkers ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, funny, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: talking animals, friendship, lion, zebra, farce, jungle, friends, penguins, escape, survival, hippopotamus, giraffe ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: madagascar, africa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 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 ⇓
100%
 6.0
 173K
Shark Tale (2004)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Oscar is a small fish whose big aspirations often get him into trouble. Meanwhile, Lenny is a great white shark with a surprising secret that no sea creature would guess: He's a vegetarian. When a lie turns Oscar into an improbable hero and ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, funny, colourful ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: fish, shark, adventure, animal life, computer animation, heroes, gangsters, underwater, underwater scene, loss of son, ransom, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (2012)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Animal pals Alex, Marty, Melman, and Gloria are still trying to make it back to New York's Central Park Zoo. They are forced to take a detour to Europe to find the penguins and chimps who broke the bank at a Monte Carlo casino. When French ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, sentimental, funny ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: talking animals, circus, animals, zebra, friendship, computer animation, lion, getting home, penguins, hippopotamus, giraffe, unlikely friendships ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: madagascar, europe, atlantic ocean, africa, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Penguins of Madagascar (2014)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private join forces with undercover organization The North Wind to stop the villainous Dr. Octavius Brine from destroying the world as we know it.
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, sweet, funny ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: talking animals, adventure, penguins, animals, animal life, computer animation, espionage, rescue, spy, friendship, buddies, undercover ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: madagascar, new york, shanghai china, shanghai, venice ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Australia, UK
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, stylized, sweet, light, not serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, teens
Plot: talking animals, family, animal life, adventure, pirate, unlikely partners, animals, friendship, getting home, computer animation, partners, friends ...
Time: prehistoric times, prehistory
Place: north america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
An Extremely Goofy Movie (2000)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 79 min.
Story: It's all extreme sports and a life of freedom as Max sets off for college -- but Goofy misses Max so much he loses his job and goes to finish college alongside Max and his friends. But as Goofy tries to get closer to Max, both must go to the ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, entertaining, touching ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: college, friendship, goofy hero, buddies, ambition, parent child relationship, father son relationship, coming of age, family relations, school, skateboard, single father ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 90s, 2000s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.7
 44K
Planes (2013)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Dusty is a cropdusting plane who dreams of competing in a famous aerial race. The problem? He is hopelessly afraid of heights. With the support of his mentor Skipper and a host of new friends, Dusty sets off to make his dreams come true.
Style: humorous, inspirational, entertaining, emotional, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, preschoolers
Plot: airplane, adventure, chases and races, friendship, self discovery, underdog, ambition, family, competition, rivalry, escapades, sport ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 84K
Rio 2 (2014)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: It's a jungle out there for Blu, Jewel and their three kids after they're hurtled from Rio de Janeiro to the wilds of the Amazon. As Blu tries to fit in, he goes beak-to-beak with the vengeful Nigel, and meets the most fearsome adversary ...
Style: exciting, funny, colourful, scenic, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: happy ending, talking animals, parrot, adventure, bird, jungle, birds, animal life, family, computer animation, parents and children, travel ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, rio de janeiro, brazil, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 379K
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: kids, family outing, preschoolers, girls' night
Plot: friendship, talking animals, animals, jungle, lion, escape, island, adventure, animal life, rescue, zebra, journey ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: madagascar, africa, antarctica, new york, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 182K
Chicken Run (2000)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA, UK, France, Ireland
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Having been hopelessly repressed and facing eventual certain death at the British chicken farm where they are held, Rocky the american rooster and Ginger the chicken decide to rebel against the evil Mr. and Mrs. Tweedy, the farm's owners. Rocky ...
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, light, funny ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: escape, chicken, freedom, farm, adventure, escape attempt, birds, animal protagonist, bird, loss of friend, family, fugitives ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, post world war two
Place: england, europe, yorkshire, northern england, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 84K
Cars 3 (2017)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast racers, the legendary Lightning McQueen is suddenly pushed out of the sport he loves. To get back in the game, he will need the help of an eager young race technician with her own plan to win, ...
Style: funny, whimsical, intense, touching, suspense ...
Audience: kids
Plot: disney, talking car, race, accident, racing, anthropomorphism, hi-tech, race car, old friend, desert, mentor, rivalry ...
Time: year 2015, year 2016, year 2017
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 5.9
 43K
Happy Feet Two (2011)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Musical
Country: Australia, USA, New Zealand
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Mumble the penguin has a problem: his son Erik, who is reluctant to dance, encounters The Mighty Sven, a penguin who can fly! Things get worse for Mumble when the world is shaken by powerful forces, causing him to brings together the penguin nations ...
Style: humorous, feel good, exciting, touching, witty ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: penguins, couples, escapades, adventure, heroes, animal protagonist, friendship, save the day, goofy hero, danger, animal life, trapped ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: antarctica, hawaii, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (2011)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Playing around while aboard a cruise ship, the Chipmunks and Chipettes accidentally go overboard and end up marooned in a tropical paradise. They discover their new turf is not as deserted as it seems.
Style: not serious, humorous, sweet, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens, teens
Plot: talking animals, island, friends, youth, chipmunk, music band, computer animation, animal life, cruise ship, family, animals, young heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 80s
Place: africa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.6
 23K
Open Season 2 (2008)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA, Canada
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, colourful, funny, not serious ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, teens
Plot: adventure, dachshund, talking animals, animal life, friendship, escapades, bear, deer, forest, computer animation, disorder, getting home ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 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 ⇓
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%
 6.1
 170K
Cars 2 (2011)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Star race car Lightning McQueen and his pal Mater head overseas to compete in the World Grand Prix race. But the road to the championship becomes rocky as Mater gets caught up in an intriguing adventure of his own: international espionage.
Style: humorous, stylized, semi serious, suspense, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: car race, car chase, friendship, car racing, adventure, friends, undercover, espionage, best friend, family, race car, sport ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: arizona, london, tokyo, big ben london, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, semi serious, feel good, sweet, parody ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, teens
Plot: adventure, family, mischievous children, buddies, friends, friendship, orphan, escapades, disorder, elementary school, danger, love and romance ...
Time: 80s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Kronk's New Groove (2005)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Kronk, now chef and Head Delivery Boy of Mudka's Meat Hut, is fretting over the upcoming visit of his father. Kronk's father always disapproved of young Kronk's culinary interests and wished that Kronk instead would settle down with a ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, entertaining, whimsical ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: friendship, leadership, friends, chaos and mayhem, heroes, competition, disney, father son relationship, parents and children, family, male protagonist, cooking ...
Place: south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 5.0
 82K
Garfield (2004)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Garfield, the fat, lazy, lasagna lover, has everything a cat could want. But when Jon, in an effort to impress the Liz - the vet and an old high-school crush - adopts a dog named Odie and brings him home, Garfield gets the one thing he doesn't ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, comic, entertaining ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids, preschoolers, girls' night ...
Plot: cat, talking animals, pets, happy ending, disorder, animal life, rescue, selfishness, tv host, animal shelter, adaptation, dog ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Lotte from Gadgetville (2006)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: Estonia, Latvia
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Somewhere in Europe by a great sea stands a small village, where inventing all manner of domestic gadgets is held in great esteem. The villagers organize an annual competition of new inventions. One of the best inventors in the village is Oskar, the ...
Style: semi serious, sentimental, humorous, feel good, offbeat
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: contests and competitions, escapades, rivalry, supportive parent, friendship, parents and children, ambition, family, hopes, young heroes, youth, family relations ...
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
VeggieTales: Sumo of the Opera (2004)
Genre: Musical, Animation, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
Story: When Larry goes out of town during production to help some needy kids, he runs into trouble. Frustrated, he calls Bob to say that he's giving up and coming home. Bob and "Lutfi" (a small cucumber sock puppet performed by Khalil the ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, parody, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: computer animation, rivalry, friendship, against the odds, athlete and trainer, wrestling, contests and competitions, ambition, hopes, buddies, wrestler, show tunes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, 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 ⇓
50%
 5.2
 25K
The Wild (2006)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: An adolescent lion is accidentally shipped from the New York Zoo to Africa. Now running free, his zoo pals must put aside their differences to help bring him back.
Style: humorous, feel good, light, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, teens
Plot: disney, talking animals, adventure, animal life, lion, jungle, rescue, fish out of water, survival, zoo, family, friendship ...
Place: africa, new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Merry Madagascar (2009)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 28 min.
Story: The Zoosters are back in an all-new holiday adventure. When Santa and his reindeer crash onto the island of Madagascar it's up to Alex, Marty, Gloria, Melman and those wacky penguins to save Christmas. Get ready for a sleigh full of laughs in ...
Style: humorous, feel good, stylized, not serious, funny ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, friendship, talking animals, family, escapades, holiday, disorder, imaginary, animal life, save the day, penguins, amnesia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: madagascar, new york, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Stuart Little 2 (2002)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Stuart, an adorable white mouse, still lives happily with his adoptive family, the Littles, on the east side of Manhattan's Central Park. More crazy mouse adventures are in store as Stuart, his human brother, George, and their mischievous cat, ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, sweet, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers, girls' night ...
Plot: mouse, friendship, adventure, family, disorder, rescue, danger, escapades, heroic mission, friends, bird, skyscraper ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, new york yankees, manhattan new york city, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%