Movies like The Tale of Despereaux

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The Tale of Despereaux (2008)
 6.1
 37K
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: fairy tale, feel good, humorous, exciting, touching, clever, semi serious, parody, surprise ending, whimsical ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers, kids
Plot: mouse, imaginary kingdom, adventurer, friendship, self discovery, daring rescue, rebellion, society, escapades, hopes, social misfits, rules and policies, anthropomorphic mouse, save the princess, rejection, dungeon, chivalry, forgiveness, anthropomorphic animal, computer animation, rat, destiny, friends, against the rules, unlikely friendships ...

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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, fairy tale and semi serious films with plots about friendship, friends, family, adventure, escapades, computer animation and catastrophe mostly in Animation, Family and Fantasy genres. Some movies like The Tale of Despereaux: Ratatouille (2007), The Secret World of Arrietty (2010), Secret of the Wings (2012), Stuart Little 2 (2002), Puss in Boots (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Ratatouille (2007)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, 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, inspirational, sweet, entertaining, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, follow your dream, chef, food, cooking, cooking and food, rat, talking animals, unlikely friendships, mouse, odd couple, rise to the top ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe
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75%
The Secret World of Arrietty (2010)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: 14-year-old Arrietty and the rest of the Clock family live in peaceful anonymity as they make their own home from items "borrowed" from the house's human inhabitants. However, life changes for the Clocks when a human boy discovers ...
Style: touching, colourful, scenic, sweet, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: friendship, mysterious character, magical, miniature person, midget, family, adventure, parallel world, childhood, maid, friends, daring rescue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Secret of the Wings (2012)
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, India, UK
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, humorous, captivating, touching ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: fairy, magic, imaginary kingdom, adventure, friendship, magical, family, friends, imaginary, escapades, in the woods, winter ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ 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, 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 ⇓
45%
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 6.6
 150K
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: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: cat, talking animals, adventure, imaginary kingdom, talking cat, computer animation, friendship, magic, sword fight, escapades, save the day, good versus evil ...
Time: 2010s
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43%
 6.1
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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 ⇓
43%
 6.9
 61K
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: light, touching, feel good, semi serious, colourful ...
Audience: preschoolers, family outing, kids
Plot: mouse, rescue, disney, talking animals, adventure, friendship, kidnapping, heroes, mole, on the run, chase, anxiety ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, louisiana, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Happily N'Ever After (2006)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Germany, Canada, UK
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, 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, prince, disorder, love and romance, danger, rivalry ...
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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, sweet, humorous, fairy tale, colourful ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, prince, cat, adventure, talking cat, rescue, human animal relationship, friendship, mischievous children, family relations, disorder, magic ...
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, young heroes, in the woods, dangerous animal, escapades, rescue, happy ending, danger ...
Time: 2010s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Balto II: 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: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: imaginary kingdom, wolf pack, pets, dog movie, against the odds, danger, heroes, family, hopes, escapades, friends, family relations ...
Time: 1920s
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40%
The Hairy Tooth Fairy (2006)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Argentina, Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Lucía, an active little girl, looses a tooth. Santiago, her father, is an out-of-work boss, and her mother, Pilar, is a successful but overworked architect, reassure Lucía, by telling her that the Hairy Tooth Fairy (a mouse named Pérez) will come ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, captivating
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: mouse, heroic mission, friendship, daring rescue, adventure, escapades, danger, family, kidnapping, computer animation, anthropomorphic animal, animal life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.8
 102K
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, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, girls' night
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Time: prehistory, prehistoric times, 1890s
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39%
 5.8
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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, exciting, feel good, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers, girls' night ...
Plot: ant, computer animation, friendship, rescue, bully, adventure, family, self discovery, vengeance, superior, siblings relations, fish out of water ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Rescuers Down Under (1990)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: A lawless poacher wants to capture a majestic and rare golden eagle, so he kidnaps the boy who knows where to find the bird. Not to worry -- the Rescue Aid Society's top agents, heroic mice Miss Bianca and Bernard, fly to Australia to save the ...
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, feel good, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: mouse, disney, australian outback, talking animals, rescue, poacher, adventure, friendship, adventurer, heroic mission, follow your dream, good versus evil ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: australia, new york, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, light, colourful, funny, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, toddlers
Plot: talking animals, adventure, rescue, determination, jungle, friends, fantasy world, friendship, elephant, family, teacher, save the day ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Flushed Away (2006)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: UK, USA, Australia, France, Ireland
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, exciting, feel good, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: talking animals, boat, getting home, pets, friendship, heroic mission, disorder, lifestyle change, rivalry, fish out of water, heroes, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2006
Place: england, london, europe, buckingham palace, tower bridge london
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Return to Never Land (2002)
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: fairy tale, exciting, humorous, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, girls' night, teens
Plot: fairy, imaginary kingdom, pirate, heroes, kidnapping, friendship, world war two, adventure, family, mischievous children, young heroes, imaginary ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 1950s, 50s ...
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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The Boxtrolls (2014)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK
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: exciting, feel good, humorous, colourful, atmospheric ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, fantasy world, good versus evil, friendship, young heroes, prejudice, steampunk, family, danger, escapades, disorder, fish out of water ...
Time: victorian, victorian era
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38%
 6.8
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Tinker Bell (2008)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Journey into the secret world of Pixie Hollow and hear Tinker Bell speak for the very first time as the astonishing story of Disney's most famous fairy is finally revealed in the all-new motion picture "Tinker Bell."
Style: fairy tale, sweet, sincere, feel good, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: fairy, good versus evil, friendship, female protagonist, adventure, imaginary, curses spells and rituals, escapades, imaginary kingdom, kingdom, self discovery, young heroes ...
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Lion King 3: Hakuna Matata (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: humorous, touching, feel good, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, girls' night
Plot: lion, imaginary kingdom, rescue, friendship, good versus evil, adventure, jungle, family, orphan, misfit, coming of age, goofy hero ...
Time: 2000s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, humorous, not serious, exciting, parody
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: imaginary kingdom, adventure, good versus evil, young heroes, friendship, daring rescue, love and romance, youth, danger, rivalry, hopes, rescue ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Stuart Little 3: Call of the Wild (2005)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: With school out for the summer, the Littles are vacationing in a cabin by the lake, and Stuart is so excited he could burst! But when Snowbell the cat is captured by a mean-spirited creature known simply as the Beast, it's up to Stuart and a ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: danger, young heroes, partners, getting home, disorder, friends, best friends, escapades, adventure, family life, heroic mission, friendship ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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, sweet, cult film ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, teens, girls' night
Plot: troll, imaginary kingdom, adventure, friendship, heroic mission, family, fish out of water, mischievous children, heroes, youth, escapades, good versus evil ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, donkey, cat ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
James and the Giant Peach (1996)
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, feel good, humorous, touching, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: magic, surrealism, orphan, giant, adventure, aunt, friendship, young heroes, family, wish come true, youth, adventurer ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: manhattan new york city, england, manhattan, new york city, new york, empire state building manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.1
 290K
Shrek the Third (2007)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
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: imaginary kingdom, princess, dragon, prince, happy ending, rescue, funeral, cat, adventure, donkey, family, queen ...
Time: 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.2
 104K
Paddington (2014)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, France, USA, China
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After a deadly earthquake destroys his home in Peruvian rainforest, a young bear makes his way to England in search of a new home. The bear, dubbed "Paddington" for the london train station, finds shelter with the family of Henry and Mary ...
Style: sweet, touching, humorous, feel good, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: family, adventure, talking animals, kids and family, children, goofy hero, bear, animals, fish out of water, anthropomorphic animal, jungle, escape ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, peru, europe, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue (2010)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: During a summer stay on the mainland, Tinker Bell is accidentally discovered while investigating a little girl's fairy house. As the other fairies, led by the brash Vidia, launch a daring rescue in the middle of a fierce storm, Tink develops a ...
Style: fairy tale, feel good, semi serious, humorous, exciting
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: fairy, imaginary kingdom, rescue, friendship, mischievous children, heroes, danger, disorder, friends, adventure, curses spells and rituals, human ...
Time: 2010s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)
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, feel good, sentimental, exciting, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: dragon, imaginary kingdom, warrior, best friends, legends and myths, youth, viking, journey, rescue, family, friendship, adventure ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%