10 best movies like Hotel Transylvania (2012)

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Movies similar to Hotel Transylvania (2012): Corpse Bride, ParaNorman, Coraline, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Frankenweenie, The Addams Family, Monsters, Inc., Despicable Me, Megamind, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.

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Corpse Bride (2005)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 7.3)
Genrefantasy, melodrama, drama, musical, family, cartoon
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:17
CharactersBrides
PlotSupernatural
PlaceTomb
StyleFascinating, Gothic

Set in a 19th-century european village, this stop-motion animation feature follows the story of Victor, a young man whisked away to the underworld and wed to a mysterious corpse bride, while his real bride Victoria waits bereft in the land of the living.

ParaNorman (2012)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 7)
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:32
CharactersWitch
PlotGhosts, Supernatural
StyleGothic

In the town of Blithe Hollow, Norman Babcock is a boy who can speak to the dead, but no one besides his eccentric new friend, Neil, believes his ability is real. One day, Norman's estranged eccentric uncle tells him of an important annual ritual he must take up to protect the town from an curse cast by a witch it condemned centuries ago. Eventually, Norman decides to cooperate, but things don't go according to plan. Now, a magic storm of the witch threatens Blithe Hollow as the accursed dead rise. Together with unexpected new companions, Norman struggles to save his town, only to discover the horrific truth of the curse. With that insight, Norman must resolve the crisis for good as only he can.

Coraline (2009)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 7.7)
Genrefantasy, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:40

When Coraline moves to an old house, she feels bored and neglected by her parents. She finds a hidden door with a bricked up passage. During the night, she crosses the passage and finds a parallel world where everybody has buttons instead of eyes, with caring parents and all her dreams coming true. When the Other Mother invites Coraline to stay in her world forever, the girl refuses and finds that the alternate reality where she is trapped is only a trick to lure her.

The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
Mark9 (imdb: 8)
Genrefantasy, musical, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:16
PlotHolidays
TimeNew Year, Halloween
StyleGothic

Tired of scaring humans every October 31 with the same old bag of tricks, Jack Skellington, the spindly king of Halloween Town, kidnaps Santa Claus and plans to deliver shrunken heads and other ghoulish gifts to children on Christmas morning. But as Christmas approaches, Jack's rag-doll girlfriend, Sally, tries to foil his misguided plans.

Frankenweenie (2012)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 6.9)
Genrehorror, fantastic, comedy, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:27
CharactersDogs
StyleGothic

When a car hits young Victor's pet dog Sparky, Victor decides to bring him back to life the only way he knows how. But when the bolt-necked "monster" wreaks havoc and terror in the hearts of Victor's neighbors, he has to convince them that Sparky's still the good, loyal friend he was.

The Addams Family (1991)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.9)
Genrefantasy, comedy
CountryUSA
Duration01:42
CharactersFamily
TimeHalloween
StyleLight, Gothic

Uncle Fester has been missing for 25 years. An evil doctor finds out and introduces a fake Fester in an attempt to get the Addams Family's money. The youngest daughter has some doubts about the new uncle Fester, but the fake uncle adapts very well to the strange family. Can the doctor carry out her evil plans and take over the Addams Family's fortune?

Monsters, Inc. (2001)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 8)
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:32
CharactersMonsters, Childrens, Parents, Friends
PlotAdventure, Investigation, Chase, Pursuit
PlaceMountains, USA
StyleFor children, Cute

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, James and Mike suddenly find that kids are not to be afraid of and they uncover a conspiracy that could threaten all children across the world.

Despicable Me (2010)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 7.6)
Genrecomedy, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:35
CharactersFamily, Orphans

Villainous Gru lives up to his reputation as a despicable, deplorable and downright unlikable guy when he hatches a plan to steal the moon from the sky. But he has a tough time staying on task after three orphans land in his care.

Megamind (2010)
Mark8 (imdb: 7.2)
Genrefantastic, action, comedy, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:35
CharactersSuperhero
PlotRivalry

Bumbling supervillain Megamind finally defeats his nemesis, the superhero Metro Man. But without a hero, he loses all purpose and must find new meaning to his life.

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.9)
Genrefantastic, comedy, melodrama, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:30
CharactersInventors
PlotAdventure

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?

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Monsters University (2013)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 7.3)
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:47
CharactersMonsters, Friends
PlotChase, Competitions
PlaceCollege
StyleLight

A look at the relationship between Mike and Sulley during their days at Monsters University — when they weren't necessarily the best of friends.

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