Movies like Planet 51 2009

When Earth astronaut Capt. Chuck Baker arrives on Planet 51 -- a world reminiscent of American suburbia circa 1950 -- he tries to avoid capture, recover his spaceship and make it home safely, all with the help of an empathetic little green being.

If you already watched and love Planet 51, you will love these. Below is the list of movies similar to Planet 51.

1 Antz 1998

In this animated hit, a neurotic worker ant in love with a rebellious princess rises to unlikely stardom when he switches places with a soldier. Signing up to march in a parade, he ends up under the command of a bloodthirsty general. But he's actually been enlisted to fight against a termite army.

Genres:

Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family

Writers:

Todd Alcott (screenplay), Chris Weitz (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
6.5

2 Robots 2005

Rodney Copperbottom is a young robot inventor who dreams of making the world a better place, until the evil Ratchet takes over Big Weld Industries. Now, Rodney's dreams – and those of his friends – are in danger of becoming obsolete.

Genres:

Animation, Comedy, Family, Science Fiction

Directors:

Chris Wedge, Carlos Saldanha (co-director)

Writers:

Ron Mita (story), Jim McClain (story) | 4 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6.3

3 Meet The Robinsons 2007

In this animated adventure, brilliant preteen inventor Lewis creates a memory scanner to retrieve his earliest recollections and find out why his mother gave him up for adoption. But when the villainous Bowler Hat Guy steals the machine, Lewis is ready to give up on his quest until the mysterious Wilbur Robinson shows up on the scene, whisking Lewis to the future to find the scanner and his mom.

Genres:

Animation, Comedy, Family

Director:

Stephen J. Anderson (as Stephen Anderson)

Writers:

Jon Bernstein (screenplay by), Michelle Bochner Spitz (screenplay by) (as Michelle Spitz) | 7 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6.8

4 Hoodwinked! 2005

Little Red Riding Hood: A classic story, but there's more to every tale than meets the eye. Before you judge a book by its cover, you've got to flip through the pages. In the re-telling of this classic fable, the story begins at the end of the tale and winds its way back. Chief Grizzly and Detective Bill Stork investigate a domestic disturbance at Granny's cottage, involving a karate-kicking Red Riding Hood, a sarcastic wolf and an oafish Woodsman.

Genres:

Animation, Comedy, Family

Directors:

Cory Edwards, Todd Edwards (co-director) | 1 more credit »

Writers:

Cory Edwards (screenplay), Todd Edwards (screenplay) | 3 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6.4

5 Chicken Run 2000

Having been hopelessly repressed and facing eventual certain death at the British chicken farm where they are held, Ginger the chicken along with the help of Rocky the American rooster decide to rebel and lead their fellow chickens in a great escape from the murderous farmers Mr. and Mrs. Tweedy and their farm of doom.

Genres:

Animation, Comedy, Family

Directors:

Peter Lord, Nick Park

Writers:

Peter Lord (original story), Nick Park (original story) | 3 more credits »

Country:

United Kingdom
7

6 Igor 2008

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.

Genres:

Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Director:

Tony Leondis

Writers:

Chris McKenna, Tony Leondis (additional screenplay material) | 2 more credits »

Countries:

United States of America, France
6

7 Cats & Dogs 2001

When a professor develops a vaccine that eliminates human allergies to dogs, he unwittingly upsets the fragile balance of power between cats and dogs and touches off an epic battle for pet supremacy. The fur flies as the feline faction, led by Mr. Tinkles, squares off against wide-eyed puppy Lou and his canine cohorts.

Genres:

Comedy, Family

Director:

Lawrence Guterman

Country:

United States of America
5.1

8 Shark Tale 2004

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 Lenny becomes an outcast, the two form an unlikely friendship.

Genres:

Animation, Action, Comedy, Family

Writers:

Michael J. Wilson (screenplay), Rob Letterman (screenplay) | 8 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6

9 Bolt 2008

Bolt is the star of the biggest show in Hollywood. The only problem is, he thinks it's real. After he's accidentally shipped to New York City and separated from Penny, his beloved co-star and owner, Bolt must harness all his "super powers" to find a way home.

Genres:

Animation, Family, Adventure, Comedy

Writers:

Dan Fogelman (screenplay by), Chris Williams (screenplay by)

Country:

United States of America
6.8

10 Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa 2008

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 encounter members of their own species for the first time. Africa proves to be a wild place, but Alex and company wonder if it is better than their Central Park home.

Genres:

Family, Animation, Comedy

Country:

United States of America
6.6

11 Flushed Away 2006

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, Spike and Whitey.

Genres:

Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family

Directors:

David Bowers, Sam Fell

Writers:

Dick Clement (screenplay by), Ian La Frenais (screenplay by) | 7 more credits »

Countries:

United States of America, United Kingdom
6.6

12 Bee Movie 2007

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 blossoms, he discovers humans actually eat honey, and subsequently decides to sue us.

Genres:

Family, Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Country:

United States of America
6.1

13 Open Season 2006

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 to form a rag-tag army against the hunters.

Genres:

Adventure, Comedy, Animation

Writers:

Steve Bencich (screenplay by), Ron J. Friedman (screenplay by) | 8 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6.1

14 Horton Hears A Who! 2008

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. Horton agrees to help protect the Whos and their home

Genres:

Animation, Comedy, Family, Adventure, Fantasy

Writers:

Cinco Paul (screenplay by), Ken Daurio (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
6.8

15 The Ant Bully 2006

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 colony," Lucas can only regain his freedom by living with the ants and learning their ways.

Genres:

Fantasy, Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family

Director:

John A. Davis

Writers:

John A. Davis, John Nickle (book)

Country:

United States of America
5.8

16 Over The Hedge 2006

A scheming raccoon fools a mismatched family of forest creatures into helping him repay a debt of food, by invading the new suburban sprawl that popped up while they were hibernating – and learns a lesson about family himself.

Genres:

Comedy, Animation, Family

Writers:

Len Blum (screenplay), Lorne Cameron (screenplay) | 7 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6.7

17 Astro Boy 2009

Set in the futuristic Metro City, Astro Boy (Atom) is a young robot with incredible powers created by a brilliant scientist in the image of the son he had lost. Unable to fulfill his creator's expectations, Astro embarks on a journey in search of acceptance, experiencing betrayal and a netherworld of robot gladiators, before returning to save Metro City and reconcile with the father who rejected him.

Genres:

Animation, Action, Family, Science Fiction

Director:

David Bowers

Writers:

Osamu Tezuka (manga), David Bowers (story) | 2 more credits »

Countries:

Hong Kong, Japan, United States of America
6.3

18 Monsters Vs. Aliens 2009

When Susan Murphy is unwittingly clobbered by a meteor full of outer space gunk on her wedding day, she mysteriously grows to 49-feet-11-inches. The military jumps into action and captures Susan, secreting her away to a covert government compound. She is renamed Ginormica and placed in confinement with a ragtag group of Monsters...

Genres:

Animation, Family, Adventure, Science Fiction

Writers:

Maya Forbes (screenplay), Wallace Wolodarsky (screenplay) | 5 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6.4

19 The Tale Of Despereaux 2008

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.

Genres:

Adventure, Animation, Family

Directors:

Sam Fell, Robert Stevenhagen (as Rob Stevenhagen)

Writers:

Kate DiCamillo (book), Will McRobb (screen story) | 2 more credits »

Countries:

United Kingdom, United States of America
6.1

20 G-Force 2009

A team of trained secret agent animals, guinea pigs Darwin, Juarez, Blaster, mole Speckles, and fly Mooch takes on a mission for the US government to stop evil Leonard Saber, who plans to destroy the world with household appliances. But the government shuts them down and they are sentenced to a pet shop. Can they escape to defeat the villain and save the world?

Genres:

Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Family, Comedy

Director:

Hoyt Yeatman (as Hoyt H. Yeatman Jr.)

Writers:

Cormac Wibberley (screenplay) (as The Wibberleys), Marianne Wibberley (screenplay) (as The Wibberleys) | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
5.1

21 Hoodwinked Too! Hood Vs. Evil 2011

Red Riding Hood is training in the group of Sister Hoods, when she and the Wolf are called to examine the sudden mysterious disappearance of Hansel and Gretel.

Genres:

Comedy, Animation, Family

Director:

Mike Disa

Writers:

Cory Edwards (story), Todd Edwards (story) | 6 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
4.7

22 Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2009

Inventor Flint Lockwood creates a machine that makes clouds rain food, enabling the down-and-out citizens of Chewandswallow to feed themselves. But when the falling food reaches gargantuan proportions, Flint must scramble to avert disaster. Can he regain control of the machine and put an end to the wild weather before the town is destroyed?

Genres:

Animation, Comedy, Family

Writers:

Phil Lord (written for the screen by), Christopher Miller (written for the screen by) | 3 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6.9

23 Puss In Boots 2011

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 story of The Cat, The Myth, The Legend... The Boots.

Genres:

Action, Adventure, Animation, Family, Fantasy, Comedy

Director:

Chris Miller

Writers:

Tom Wheeler (screenplay by), Brian Lynch (story by) | 3 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6.6

24 Mars Needs Moms 2011

When Martians suddenly abduct his mom, mischievous Milo rushes to the rescue and discovers why all moms are so special.

Genres:

Adventure, Animation, Family

Director:

Simon Wells

Writers:

Simon Wells (screenplay), Wendy Wells (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
5.4