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8 Family Monster Movies Like Monsters Inc.


Voices: John Goodman, Billy Crystal, Mary Gibbs, and Steve Buscemi

Monsters have been talked about for a long time. Mostly as fictional characters. These monsters are real. Mike and Sully are two very different monsters who work together scaring children to supply power to their monster populated city called Monstropolis. Each scream adds more power. However, children are dangerous to monsters. They are full of germs, the monsters think they are toxic and not to be touched.

When a little girl accidentally finds herself in Monstropolis, Mike and Sully must protect and hide her from the other monsters before something bad happens to her. All while trying to get her back home. Monsters Inc. is one of the best animated features ever. These monsters sure know how to steal our hearts without being too scary. For more family friendly monsters, browse our great list of movies like Monsters Inc.

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Hotel Transylvania


Voices: Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Andy Samberg, and Selena Gomez

Count Dracula is the owner of a massive hotel for monsters called Hotel Transylvania. His daughter Mavis is about to turn 118years old, Count Dracula is planning an epic party at the hotel with all their monster friends. The Hotel is a place where monsters can feel safe, away from humans.

During the start of the celebrations, a knock is heard at the door. When Dracula opens it he finds a human that has lost his way called Jonathan. This is a disaster, Dracula has to find a way to keep this human from his guests and his daughter who is falling in love with Jonathan. If he cannot, his sanctuary and his daughter’s heart might be in jeopardy. Hotel Transylvania has a huge variety of monsters from every corner of the world, this makes it a perfect addition to movies like Monsters Inc.

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Starring: Jack Black, Dylan Minnette, and Odeya Rush

Zach just got two new neighbors. Beautiful Hannah and her dad. When Zach goes next door he realizes this home holds a huge secret. This house is the home of R.L. Stine. R.L. Stine is famous for his scary children books, including the Goosebumps series.

These said books are all lined up in front of Zach. They even seem to be glowing. Curious as he is, Zach opens one of the books. This is when the monsters arrive. To know more about what happens when R.L. Stine’s original copies are opened, watch this spooky addition to Monsters Inc. movie recommendations.


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Monsters Vs. Aliens


Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Rainn Wilson, Seth Rogen, and Stephen Colbert

Susan Murphy was a normal woman until she got hit by a meteorite from outer space. Now she is a giant in this animation called Monsters vs. Aliens. The government needs her help. Along with a group of strange and goofy monsters, Susan must fight the aliens that are trying to destroy the world. This is one of the funniest adventurous animations found among movies like Monsters Inc.

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Scooby Doo


Starring: Matthew Lillard, Freddie Prinze Jr., Sarah Michelle Gellar, Linda Cardellini, and Rowan Atkinson

Two years after the Mystery Inc. gang have broken up, the entire team is individually invited to an amusement park called Spooky Island. The entire gang is reunited but not everyone is happy to see each other. Spooky Island holds a dark secret and the only way the Scooby gang will ever be able to figure out the problem is to work together once again. Scooby Doo and his friends have been around for a long time and they have defeated their fair share of monsters. That’s why Scooby Doo must be added to films like Monsters Inc.

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Voices: Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm, and Pierre Coffin

The cutest, dorkiest, and funniest, monsters ever, are found in this movie called Minions. They are about to live an adventure of a lifetime while facing an evil foe.

Enough said, this story must be added to our list of family monster movies. The minions cannot be avoided.

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Girl Vs. Monster


Starring: Olivia Holt, Kerries Dorsey, and Brendan Meyer

Skylar is daring and defiant, nothing scares her. Her parents have always been a little weird, Skylar never doubted that her parents were hiding something. When Skylar finds out that her parents and past generations are monster hunters, everything seems to click into place. With the approach of Halloween, the monsters are gaining power. They use this power to kidnap Skylar’s parents.

Now, along with a few friends, Skylar has to become a real monster hunter too, to save her parents and her town. Girl vs. Monster is exciting and has, not too scary monsters, making it a perfect film for family movie night, and has to be added to Monsters Inc. movie alternatives.

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The Addams Family


Starring: Anjelica Huston, Christina Ricci, Raul Julia, and Christopher Lloyd

This family is one of the most popular additions to movies like Monsters Inc. The Addams are a family of almost-monsters living alongside normal humans. The Addams react differently to normal situations and live in a gothic mansion. They even have a hand as a butler.

This movie is about The Addams Family as they reunite with their beloved ‘Uncle Fester’, who disappeared a long time ago. But Uncle Fester might not be who he says he is. Watch this kooky and crazy family as they try to figure out who he really is. The Addams family is a dark film with well-placed puns and not too scary scenes. Enjoy this hilarious and odd movie with your entire family.

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Little Monsters


Starring: Fred Savage, Howie Mandel, and Daniel Stern

In the movie most similar to Monsters inc., we find Eric. Eric is a little boy in a new home. He keeps having strange feeling like something is wrong in his bedroom. One night he decides to stay up and investigate. What he finds out changes his life forever. The bogeyman exists. It doesn’t take long for Eric and the blue monster called, Maurice to become friends. Maurice invites Eric under his bed into the bogeyman’s world.

Join Eric and Maurice on an unimaginable adventure into a world where anything goes. Some scenes might be a little scary for younger kids but the older ones will love Little Monsters, so will their parents.

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