Movies like The Tale of Despereaux

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The Tale of Despereaux
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 with his good-hearted rat friend Roscuro, who leads him, at long last, on a very noble quest to rescue an endangered princess and save an entire kingdom from darkness.
Style: clever, fairy tale, semi serious, humorous, touching, feel good, exciting, light, stylized, colourful ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, kids
Plot: destiny, adventurer, mouse, talking animals, book, social misfits, adaptation, self discovery, children, animals, storytelling, friendship, fantasy world, imaginary kingdom, family, redemption, escapades, dialogue, kids and family, forgiveness, betrayal, hopes, mentor, misfit, disney ...
Place: dungeon

Most similar movies to The Tale of Despereaux

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, feel good, semi serious and fairy tale films with plots about storytelling, mentor, catastrophe, dialogue, redemption, animals and talking animals mostly in Family, Animation and Adventure genres. Some movies like The Tale of Despereaux: Bee Movie (2007), The Ant Bully (2006), Flushed Away (2006), The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride (1998), Brother Bear (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Bee Movie
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, witty, semi serious, feel good, funny ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, family, culture clash, adventure, odd couple, talking animals, kids and family, destiny, redemption, urban, animals, transformation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   95%
    User:   96%
 
 5.8
 33K
The Ant Bully
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, semi serious, feel good, exciting, touching ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: family, children, friendship, adventure, vengeance, bullying, rescue, animals, kids and family, culture clash, self discovery, talking animals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   91%
    User:   100%
 
 6.6
 98K
Flushed Away
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: London high-society mouse, Roddy is flushed down the toilet by Sid, a common sewer rat. Hang on for a madcap adventure deep in the sewer bowels of Ratropolis, where Roddy meets the resourceful Rita, the rodent-hating Toad and his faithful thugs, ...
Style: humorous, clever, witty, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: adventure, family, friendship, loneliness, british, pets, talking animals, getting home, kids and family, animals, rescue, children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2006, 2000s
Place: england, london, europe, tower bridge london, buckingham palace
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   91%
    User:   94%
 
The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Musical, Romance
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 81 min.
Story: The circle of life continues for Simba, now fully grown and in his rightful place as the king of Pride Rock. Simba and Nala have given birth to a daughter, Kiara who's as rebellious as her father was. But Kiara drives her parents to distraction ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, exciting, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: adventure, jungle, family, father daughter relationship, good versus evil, culture clash, friendship, vengeance, parents and children, destiny, disney, redemption ...
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   86%
    User:   83%
 
 6.8
 82K
Brother Bear
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, semi serious, feel good, humorous, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: redemption, adventure, friendship, family, transformation, native americans, vengeance, disney, coming of age, revenge, animals, hunting ...
Time: prehistory, 1890s, prehistoric times
Place: antarctica, alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   86%
    User:   91%
 
Stuart Little 2
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: feel good, semi serious, humorous, entertaining, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: family, adventure, friendship, kids and family, daring rescue, mouse, talking animals, children, rescue, animals, animal life, adoption ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, new york yankees, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   85%
    User:   81%
 
 6.0
 242K
Shrek the Third
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, fairy tale, not serious, funny, feel good ...
Audience: kids, date night, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, family, parody, transformation, prince, rescue, royal court, verbal byplay, dragon, talking animals, kids and family, betrayal ...
Place: dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   82%
    User:   87%
 
The Wild Thornberrys Movie
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Eliza and Debbie are two sisters who don't always get along. But their relationship is put to the test when Debbie's life is in danger, and Eliza might have to give up her power to talk to animals....
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, exciting, melancholic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, family, rescue, boarding school, talking animals, animals, wilderness, heroic mission, runaway, escapades, youth, adventurer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, kenya
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   82%
    User:   68%
 
A Troll in Central Park
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: Ireland, USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: A friendly troll with a magic green thumb grows one flower too many for the queen, whose laws require all trolls to be mean ugly and scare humans whenever possible. As a punishment, he is exiled to a world of concrete, where he should live a life of ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, fairy tale, scary ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: adventure, family, social misfits, magic, young heroes, urban, children, animals, friendship, talking animals, disney, curses spells and rituals ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   82%
    User:   72%
 
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Pete's Dragon
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Pete, a young orphan, runs away to a Maine fishing town with his best friend a lovable, sometimes invisible dragon named Elliott! When they are taken in by a kind lighthouse keeper, Nora, and her father, Elliott's prank playing lands them in ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, sentimental, fairy tale, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family, friendship, adventure, dragon, small town, children, young heroes, disney, kids and family, magic, childhood, escapades ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: maine, usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   80%
    User:   68%
 
James and the Giant Peach
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: When the young orphan boy James spills a magic bag of crocodile tongues, he finds himself in possession of a giant peach that flies him away to strange lands.
Style: surreal, stylized, semi serious, humorous, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: adventure, family, magic, friendship, ocean or sea, young heroes, runaway, surrealism, imagination, fantasy world, adaptation, book ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   79%
    User:   89%
 
How to Train Your Dragon 2
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, 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, semi serious, atmospheric, fairy tale, feel good ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: dragon, family, adventure, sacrifice, friendship, warrior, adventurer, fantasy world, storytelling, save the day, viking, unlikely friendships ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   78%
    User:   66%
 
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Monsters, Inc.
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: humorous, feel good, semi serious, touching, clever ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, date night
Plot: monster, friendship, family, adventure, chase, rivalry, redemption, buddies, invisibility, monsters, greed, children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: himalaya
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   78%
    User:   88%
 
Horton Hears a Who!
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: colourful, feel good, humorous, funny, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, toddlers
Plot: talking animals, adventure, friendship, elephant, jungle, rescue, goofy hero, family, creativity, fantasy world, save the day, danger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   78%
    User:   72%
 
Return to Never Land
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada, Australia
Duration: 72 min.
Story: The classic tale of 'Peter Pan' continues in Disney's sequel 'Return to Never Land'. In 1940 on a world besieged by World War II, Wendy, now grown up, has two children, one of them is her daughter, Jane.
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, exciting, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: adventure, island, family, young heroes, disney, magic, revenge, daring rescue, fantasy world, betrayal, imaginary kingdom, kidnapping ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1940, 1940s, 1950s
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   78%
    User:   87%
 
 6.9
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The Rescuers
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: What can two little mice possibly do to save an orphan girl who's fallen into evil hands? With a little cooperation and faith in oneself, anything is possible! As members of the mouse-run International Rescue Aid Society, Bernard and Miss ...
Style: touching, light, semi serious, feel good, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: adventure, friendship, family, kidnapping, rescue, chase, disney, mouse, greed, on the run, mole, good versus evil ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   77%
    User:   71%
 
 6.0
 18K
The Pagemaster
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Tyler knows a lot about accidents. So much so, he is scared to do anything that might endanger him, like riding his bike, or climbing into his treehouse. While in an old library, he is mystically transported into the unknown world of books, and he ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, stylized, touching, melancholic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, family, obsession, good versus evil, book, mischievous children, dragon, fantasy world, young heroes, courage, childhood, getting home ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   77%
    User:   88%
 
Happily N'Ever After
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: humorous, fairy tale, not serious, feel good, awful ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: family, friendship, true love, cinderella story, happy ending, curses spells and rituals, parody, imaginary kingdom, dialogue, escapades, cinderella, princess ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   77%
    User:   68%
 
Aladdin and the King of Thieves
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Legendary secrets are revealed as Aladdin and his friends—Jasmine, Abu, Carpet and, of course, the always entertaining Genie—face all sorts of terrifying threats and make some exciting last-minute escapes pursuing the King Of Thieves and his ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, exciting, feel good, enigmatic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: treasure hunt, family, adventure, genie, desert, rescue, disney, transformation, magic, island, friendship, animals ...
Time: 18th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   75%
    User:   63%
 
Shrek the Halls
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: humorous, fairy tale, not serious, feel good, exciting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: holiday, family, christmas, odd couple, children, reluctant partners, animals, kids and family, parody, intrigue, friendship, talking animals ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   74%
    User:   59%
 
The Lion King 1 1/2
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Musical
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Timon the meerkat and Pumbaa the warthog are best pals and the unsung heroes of the African savanna. This prequel to the smash Disney animated adventure takes you back -- way back -- before Simba's adventure began. You'll find out all ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, funny, feel good ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: jungle, adventure, family, friendship, good versus evil, mischievous children, disney, animals, young heroes, talking animals, kids and family, rescue ...
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   74%
    User:   68%
 
The Princess and the Frog
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A waitress, desperate to fulfill her dreams as a restaurant owner, is set on a journey to turn a frog prince back into a human being, but she has to face the same problem after she kisses him.
Style: stylized, fairy tale, semi serious, humorous, touching ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: jazz, firefly, voodoo, adventure, family, dreams, transformation, princess, cinderella story, talking animals, disney, sacrifice ...
Time: 20s, 1920s, 20th century
Place: new orleans, louisiana, mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   73%
    User:   71%
 
The Sword in the Stone
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Wart is a young boy who aspires to be a knight's squire. On a hunting trip he falls in on Merlin, a powerful but amnesiac wizard who has plans for him beyond mere squiredom. He starts by trying to give him an education, believing that once one ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting, fairy tale, sentimental ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: adventure, king arthur, family, destiny, disney, magic, witch, knight, young heroes, transformation, friendship, children ...
Time: middle ages, 1930s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   73%
    User:   68%
 
The Polar Express
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe.
Style: stylized, feel good, semi serious, touching, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, family, adventure, holiday, train, magic, young heroes, children, childhood, kids and family, self discovery, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   72%
    User:   80%
 
 6.0
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Igor
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A cliché hunchbacked evil scientist's assistant aspires to become a scientist himself, much to the displeasure of the rest of the evil science community.
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, fairy tale, dark ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: mad scientist, family, immortality, laboratory, monster, brainwashing, village, contests and competitions, fantasy world, children, palaces castles and temples, goth ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   72%
    User:   82%
 
 6.1
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Open Season
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
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: humorous, not serious, funny, entertaining, clever ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: family, wilderness, friendship, chase, hunting, talking animals, adventure, buddies, animals, fish, in the woods, odd couple ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   71%
    User:   82%
 
Kirikou and the Sorceress
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: France, Belgium, Luxembourg
Duration: 71 min.
Story: Drawn from elements of West African folk tales, it depicts how a newborn boy, Kirikou, saves his village from the evil witch Karaba.
Style: feel good, semi serious, fairy tale, humorous, colourful ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: adventure, family, good versus evil, magic, young heroes, witch, village, children, fantasy world, rescue, storytelling, childhood ...
Place: africa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   71%
    User:   66%
 
The Return of Jafar
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 69 min.
Story: The evil Jafar escapes from the magic lamp as an all-powerful genie, ready to plot his revenge against Aladdin. From battling elusive villains atop winged horses, to dodging flames inside an exploding lava pit, it's up to Aladdin - with ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, exciting, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, revenge, family, disney, vengeance, rescue, young heroes, transformation, friendship, animals, good versus evil, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 18th century
Place: middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   71%
    User:   63%
 
Shrek Forever After
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: humorous, witty, fairy tale, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, date night, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens ...
Plot: family, midlife crisis, adventure, alternate reality, royal court, verbal byplay, save the day, redemption, friendship, creativity, alternate universe, kids and family ...
Place: dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   70%
    User:   71%
 
 6.5
 14K
Curious George
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When The Man in the Yellow Hat befriends Curious George in the jungle, they set off on a non-stop, fun-filled journey through the wonders of the big city toward the warmth of true friendship.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, sweet, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: adventure, family, monkey, jungle, mischievous children, kids and family, museum, children, book, animal life, childhood, animals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   70%
    User:   79%
 
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