Movies like The Tale of Despereaux

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The Tale of Despereaux (2008)
 6.1
 34K
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 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, humorous, exciting, touching, feel good, semi serious, fairy tale, surprise ending, light, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, kids
Plot: mouse, imaginary kingdom, rejection, forgiveness, destiny, friendship, friends, misfit, self discovery, rebellion, against the rules, adventurer, hopes, self destructing, society, social misfits, escapades, daring rescue, save the princess, rules and policies, honor, courage, loyalty, chivalry, book ...
Place: dungeon

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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 family, adventure, escapades, friends, friendship, catastrophe and destiny mostly in Animation, Family and Adventure genres. Some movies like The Tale of Despereaux: Secret of the Wings (2012), Stuart Little 2 (2002), The Rescuers (1977), The Point (1971), Bee Movie (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Secret of the Wings (2012)
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, India
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Tinkerbell wanders into the forbidden Winter woods and meets Periwinkle. Together they learn the secret of their wings and try to unite the warm fairies and the winter fairies to help Pixie Hollow.
Style: fairy tale, semi serious, exciting, captivating, touching ...
Audience: preschoolers, kids, family outing
Plot: fairy, imaginary kingdom, friendship, adventure, winter, in the woods, escapades, female protagonist, family, imaginary, friends, cold ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, semi serious, feel good, entertaining, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: mouse, family, friendship, skyscraper, bird, falcon, adventure, dangerous animal, daring rescue, friends, escapades, heroic mission ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york, new york yankees, manhattan new york city, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 6.9
 50K
The Rescuers (1977)
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, semi serious, feel good, light, colourful ...
Audience: preschoolers, family outing, kids
Plot: kidnapping, mouse, rescue, friendship, mole, chase, adventure, family, rescue mission, on the run, heroes, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 7.9
 2K
The Point (1971)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Years ago, there was a place called The Land of Point, because everything in The Land of Point had one: the barns, the houses, the cars, everything, even the people. Everyone in The Land of Point had a point at the top of its head. Everyone, that ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, touching, sentimental, psychedelic ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: dog, outcast, family, adventure, social misfits, friends, escapades, youth, heroes, misfit, society, rejection ...
Place: canada, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
Movie in collections
 6.1
 126K
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, fighting the system, friendship, talking animals, redemption, lawsuit, individualism, unlikely friendships, anthropomorphic animal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 7.9
 554K
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 ...
Style: feel good, fairy tale, witty, surprise ending, not serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, date night, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: princess, opposites attract, reluctant partners, swamp, dragon, friendship, save the princess, love and romance, ogre, adventure, odd couple, daring rescue ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 6.8
 85K
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, humorous, fairy tale, inspirational, scenic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, adventure, redemption, human becomes animal, family, transformation, self discovery, brother brother relationship, animals, self sacrifice, survival, inuit ...
Time: prehistory, 1890s, prehistoric times
Place: alaska, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.6
 101K
Flushed Away (2006)
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: exciting, humorous, feel good, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: boat, getting home, frog, friendship, heroic mission, mouse, rivalry, lifestyle change, disorder, fish out of water, danger, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2006, 2000s
Place: england, europe, london, buckingham palace, tower bridge london
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Movie in collections
 5.8
 34K
The Ant Bully (2006)
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, touching, feel good, semi serious, exciting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, rescue, ant, shrinking, bully, family, adventure, children, vengeance, siblings relations, getting along, superior ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride (1998)
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: feel good, sentimental, exciting, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: imaginary kingdom, culture clash, father daughter relationship, coming of age, lion, family, good versus evil, jungle, adventure, vengeance, heroes, animal life ...
Time: 1990s
Place: africa, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.1
 251K
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, not serious, feel good, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, family outing, date night, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: prince, dragon, imaginary kingdom, funeral, queen, rescue, cat, princess, ship, shipwreck, kingdom, ogre ...
Place: dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
The Cat Returns (2002)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Haru, a schoolgirl bored by her ordinary routine, saves the life of an unusual cat and suddenly her world is transformed beyond anything she ever imagined. The Cat King rewards her good deed with a flurry of presents, including a very shocking ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, fairy tale, colourful ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: cat, imaginary kingdom, mouse, grass, tower, human animal relationship, crow, chase, talking cat, sword fight, prince, adventure ...
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.6
 132K
Puss in Boots (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, 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, not serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, imaginary kingdom, cat, friendship, talking cat, escapades, save the day, good versus evil, treasure hunt, talking animals, magic, happy ending ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Balto: Wolf Quest (2002)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Balto and his daughter Aleu embark on a journey of adventure and self discovery.
Style: feel good, touching, semi serious, humorous
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: pets, heroic mission, parents and children, daring rescue, save the day, young heroes, hopes, family relations, family, getting home, escapades, friends ...
Time: 1920s
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 8.1
 728K
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, humorous, sweet, funny, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing, date night, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, fear, monster, rivalry, imaginary, invisibility, adventure, kidnapping, cheating, villain, odd couple, fish out of water ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: himalaya
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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, humorous, colourful, funny, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, toddlers
Plot: jungle, rescue, adventure, friendship, elephant, family, determination, fantasy world, goofy hero, save the day, danger, talking animals ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Thunder and the House of Magic (2013)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Belgium, UK, France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Thunder, an abandoned young cat seeking shelter from a storm, stumbles into the strangest house imaginable, owned by an old magician and inhabited by a dazzling array of automatons and gizmos. Not everyone welcomes the new addition to the troupe as ...
Style: exciting, feel good, semi serious, humorous
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: pets, estate, family, adventure, friendship, magic, escapades, cat, anthropomorphic animal, trap, stage magician, nephew ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.8
 50K
The Boxtrolls (2014)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An orphaned boy raised by underground creatures called Boxtrolls comes up from the sewers and out of his box to save his family and the town from the evil exterminator, Archibald Snatcher.
Style: humorous, feel good, exciting, colourful, atmospheric ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: good versus evil, fantasy world, friendship, adventure, family, young heroes, fish out of water, disorder, escapades, danger, prejudice, steampunk ...
Time: victorian
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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The Princess and the Cobbler (1993)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It is written among the limitless constellations of the celestial heavens, and in the depths of the emerald seas, and upon every grain of sand in the vast deserts, that the world which we see is an outward and visible dream, of an inward and ...
Style: exciting, feel good, semi serious, stylized, humorous ...
Audience: preschoolers, family outing, kids
Plot: troubled production, desert, princess, cinderella story, humble, betrayal, friends, adventure, escapades, young heroes, curses spells and rituals, heroes ...
Time: middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 7.1
 81K
The AristoCats (1970)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: When Madame Adelaide Bonfamille leaves her fortune to Duchess and her children -- Bonfamille's prize family of domesticated house cats -- the butler plots to steal the money and kidnaps the heirs, leaving them out on a country road. All seems ...
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, entertaining, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: pets, getting home, social differences, friendship, cat, butler, danger, daring rescue, mischievous children, animal life, hopes, society ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Toy Story That Time Forgot (2014)
Genre: Animation, 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, semi serious, exciting, feel good, clever ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, kids
Plot: christmas, toy, adventure, family, friendship, good versus evil, heroes, rivalry, danger, getting home, imaginary, escapades ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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: exciting, sentimental, fairy tale, feel good, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: fairy, friendship, imaginary kingdom, adventure, young heroes, dangerous animal, in the woods, rescue, fantasy world, tomboy, curses spells and rituals, good versus evil ...
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.0
 19K
The Pagemaster (1994)
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, touching, semi serious, stylized, melancholic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, mischievous children, library, imaginary, imaginary kingdom, getting home, heroic mission, young heroes, fish out of water, imagination, fantasy world, lone hero ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Movie in collections
The Lion King 1 1/2 (2004)
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: feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious, funny ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: lion, jungle, family, friendship, good versus evil, adventure, rivalry, rescue, imaginary kingdom, escapades, mischievous children, goofy hero ...
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 7.2
 376K
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, humorous, feel good, funny, exciting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, date night, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: princess, transformation, odd couple, dragon, prince, good versus evil, magic, adventure, ogre, family, friendship, queen ...
Place: dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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: not serious, humorous, fairy tale, feel good, awful ...
Audience: pre-teens, teens, family outing, kids
Plot: imaginary kingdom, cinderella story, princess, cinderella, good versus evil, imaginary, friends, love and romance, friendship, danger, heroes, parody ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
A Troll in Central Park (1994)
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: troll, queen, cave, family, adventure, imaginary kingdom, imaginary, hopes, heroic mission, mischievous children, escapades, friends ...
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Wild Thornberrys Movie (2002)
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: humorous, semi serious, not serious, feel good, exciting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: solar eclipse, kidnapping, rescue, wildlife, safari, chimpanzee, baboon, family, adventure, supernatural, wilderness, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, kenya
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 8.0
 569K
Ratatouille (2007)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A rat named Remy dreams of becoming a great French chef despite his family's wishes and the obvious problem of being a rat in a decidedly rodent-phobic profession. When fate places Remy in the sewers of Paris, he finds himself ideally situated ...
Style: feel good, humorous, inspirational, entertaining, exciting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, chef, follow your dream, cooking and food, rise to the top, mouse, restaurant, rat, kitchen, odd couple, cooking, success ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Return of Jafar (1994)
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: feel good, exciting, semi serious, humorous, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: revenge, good versus evil, rescue, genie, family, adventure, vengeance, wish come true, hopes, young heroes, friends, escapades ...
Time: 18th century
Place: middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%