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Ratatouille (2007)
Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Ratatouille (2007)

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 beneath a restaurant made famous by his culinary hero, Auguste Gusteau. Despite the apparent dangers of being an unlikely - and certainly unwanted - visitor in the kitchen of a fine French restaurant, Remy's passion for cooking soon sets into motion a hilarious and exciting rat race that turns the culinary world of Paris upside down. (Read More)

Themes:starvation, inheritance, abduction, obsession, theft, drunkenness, drinking, jealousy, love, friendship
Locations:kitchen, restaurant, sewer, tunnel, rooftop, france, bicycle, boat
Characters:french, thief, lawyer, policeman, friend
Story:chef, rat, french restaurant, cooking, rat poison, pulling someone's hair, garbage, soup, sous chef, rat invasion, dead rat, french cuisine, struck by lightning, anthropomorphic animal, animal attack, seine river, talking animal, old woman, motorcycle helmet, food

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
Adventure, Comedy, Drama

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL recounts the adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune -- all against the back-drop of a suddenly and dramatically changing Continent. (Read More)

Themes:inheritance, theft, jealousy, friendship
Locations:sewer, rooftop, bicycle
Characters:french, thief, lawyer, policeman, friend
Story:old woman, pantry, heir, sense of smell, cheese, last will and testament, waiter, rat, poison, confession, painter, eating, wine, newspaper, running, rifle, book, face slap, motorcycle, food

Elf (2003)
Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance

Elf (2003)

Buddy was a baby in an orphanage who stowed away in Santa's sack and ended up at the North Pole. Later, as an adult human who happened to be raised by elves, Santa allows him to go to New York City to find his birth father, Walter Hobbs. Hobbs, on Santa's naughty list for being a heartless jerk, had no idea that Buddy was even born. Buddy, meanwhile, experiences the delights of New York City (and human culture) as only an elf can. When Walter's relationship with Buddy interferes with his job, he is forced to reevaluate his priorities. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness, drinking, love
Characters:policeman
Story:anthropomorphic animal, tomato, mushroom, fish out of water, blockbuster, storytelling, eating, reporter, death of mother, book, drink, watching tv, food, voice over narration, telephone call, brother brother relationship, chase, father son relationship, kiss, police

The Brothers Grimm (2005)
Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Thriller

The Brothers Grimm (2005)

Folklore collectors and con artists, Jake and Will Grimm, travel from village to village pretending to protect townsfolk from enchanted creatures and performing exorcisms. They are put to the test, however, when they encounter a real magical curse in a haunted forest with real magical beings, requiring genuine courage. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness, drinking
Characters:french, friend
Story:la marseillaise, hair, street life, slapstick comedy, rat, storytelling, animal, eating, woman, wine, running, rifle, book, drink, rescue, food, rain, ghost, fire, brother brother relationship

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017) is one of the best movies like Ratatouille (2007)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)

Themes:jealousy, friendship
Locations:sewer, boat
Characters:thief
Story:animal attack, heir, blockbuster, uncle nephew relationship, rat, poison, underwater scene, death of mother, river, rescue, rain, fire, brother sister relationship, brother brother relationship, chase, knife, title spoken by character, father son relationship, death, dog

Beauty And The Beast (2017)
Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance

Beauty And The Beast (2017)

Disney's animated classic takes on a new form, with a widened mythology and an all-star cast. A young prince, imprisoned in the form of a beast, can be freed only by true love. What may be his only opportunity arrives when he meets Belle, the only human girl to ever visit the castle since it was enchanted. This is why Beauty And The Beast (2017) is one of the best movies like Ratatouille (2007). (Read More)

Themes:obsession, jealousy, love
Locations:rooftop, france
Characters:friend
Story:animal attack, talking animal, paris france, soup, rainstorm, anthropomorphism, fish out of water, slapstick comedy, blockbuster, lightning, woman, death of mother, rifle, rescue, voice over narration, fire, chase, title spoken by character, father son relationship, dog

Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Romance, Thriller

Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)

John and Jane Smith are a normal married couple, living a normal life in a normal suburb, working normal jobs...well, if you can call secretly being assassins "normal". But neither Jane nor John knows about their spouse's secret, until they are surprised to find each other as targets! But on their quest to kill each other, they learn a lot more about each other than they ever did in five (or six) years of marriage. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness, drinking, friendship
Locations:kitchen, bicycle, restaurant
Characters:friend
Story:oven, breaking a window, evacuation, blockbuster, lightning, eating, woman, cooking, wine, newspaper, cafe, running, rifle, drink, watching tv, rescue, shotgun, face slap, motorcycle, food

Chef (2014)
Comedy, Drama

Chef (2014)

Carl Casper is an acclaimed chef with a family life that seems as decaying as his artistic freedom. Those frustrations boil over into a raucous viral-videoed public confrontation against a restaurant critic who panned his cooking of food that his boss ordered him to make against his instincts. Now with his career ruined, Carl's ex-wife offers an unorthodox solution in Miami: refit an old food truck to offer quality cooking on his own terms. Now with his young son, Percy, and old colleague, Martin, helping, Carl takes a working trip across America with that truck to rediscover his gastronomic passion. With Percy's tech savvy and Martin's enthusiasm, Carl finds that he is creating a traveling sensation on the way home. In doing so, Carl discovers he is serving up more than simply food, but also a deeper connection with his life and his family that is truly delicious in its own way. (Read More)

Locations:kitchen, restaurant
Story:food porn, food critic, chef, cook, cooking, food, title spoken by character, father son relationship, one word title

Hotaru No Haka (1988) is one of the best movies like Ratatouille (2007)
Animation, Drama, War

Hotaru No Haka (1988)

The story of Seita and Satsuko, two young Japanese siblings, living in the declining days of World War II. When an American firebombing separates the two children from their parents, the two siblings must rely completely on one another while they struggle to fight for their survival.

Themes:starvation, theft, friendship
Locations:bicycle, boat
Characters:thief, friend
Story:food, in medias res, tomato, hunger, told in flashback, sleeping, eating, death of mother, running, rain, ghost, voice over narration, fire, brother sister relationship, father son relationship, death, flashback

Bambi (1942)
Animation, Drama, Family

Bambi (1942)

The animated story of Bambi, a young deer hailed as the 'Prince of the Forest' at his birth. As Bambi grows, he makes friends with the other animals of the forest, learns the skills needed to survive, and even finds love. One day, however, the hunters come, and Bambi must learn to be as brave as his father if he is to lead the other deer to safety. (Read More)

Themes:friendship, love
Story:anthropomorphic animal, talking animal, rainstorm, blockbuster, lightning, animal, death of mother, rescue, rain, fire, title spoken by character, father son relationship, one word title, dog, death

Relatos Salvajes (2014)
Comedy, Drama, Thriller

Relatos Salvajes (2014)

The film is divided into six segments. (1) "Pasternak": While being on a plane, a model and a music critic realise they have a common acquaintance called Pasternak. Soon they discover that every passenger and crew member on board know Pasternak. Is this coincidence? (2) "The Rats": A waitress recognizes her client - it's the loan shark who caused a tragedy in her family. The cook suggests mixing rat poison with his food, but the waitress refuses. The stubborn cook, however, decides to proceed with her plan. (3) "The Strongest": Two drivers on a lone highway have an argument with tragic consequences. (4) "Little Bomb": A demolition engineer has his car towed by a truck for parking in a wrong place and he has an argument with the employee of the towing company. This event destroys his private and professional life, and he plots revenge against the corrupt towing company and the city hall. (5) "The Proposal": A reckless son of a wealthy family has an overnight hit-and-run accident, in which a pregnant woman gets killed. He wakes his parents up and his father calls the lawyer. The parents propose to pay the groundkeeper to take the blame for the boy. Soon the father discovers that he is a victim of extortion of his lawyer and the public prosecutor in charge of the investigation. What will be his decision? (6) "Until Death Do Us Apart": During the wedding party, the bride discovers that her newlywed husband has been cheating on her with one of the guests, and she decides to pay him back. This is why Relatos Salvajes (2014) is one of the best movies like Ratatouille (2007). (Read More)

Themes:jealousy
Locations:rooftop, restaurant
Characters:lawyer
Story:rat poison, cook, rat, poison, woman, newspaper, river, food, knife, father son relationship, kiss, death, violence, police

The Lobster (2015)
Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sci-fi

The Lobster (2015)

A love story set in a dystopian near future where single people are arrested and transferred to a creepy hotel. There they are obliged to find a matching mate in 45 days. If they fail, they are transformed into an animal and released into the woods.

Themes:jealousy, friendship, love
Locations:boat, restaurant
Characters:french, policeman, friend
Story:animal, hunger, waiter, eating, running, rifle, face slap, food, rain, voice over narration, brother brother relationship, chase, knife, father son relationship, dog, interview, kiss

The Tree Of Life (2011) is one of the best movies like Ratatouille (2007)
Drama, Fantasy

The Tree Of Life (2011)

The impressionistic story of a Texas family in the 1950s. The film follows the life journey of the eldest son, Jack, through the innocence of childhood to his disillusioned adult years as he tries to reconcile a complicated relationship with his father ('Brad Pitt' (qv)). Jack (played as an adult by 'Sean Penn (I)' (qv)) finds himself a lost soul in the modern world, seeking answers to the origins and meaning of life while questioning the existence of faith. (Read More)

Themes:inheritance, theft, jealousy, love
Locations:bicycle, restaurant
Characters:thief, policeman
Story:breaking a window, success, childhood memory, sleeping, storytelling, underwater scene, eating, newspaper, river, cafe, running, book, face slap, food, rain, voice over narration, fire, telephone call, brother brother relationship, father son relationship

Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)
Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Crime, Family

Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)

It is the story of one Mr. Fox and his wild-ways of hen heckling, turkey taking and cider sipping, nocturnal, instinctive adventures. He has to put his wild days behind him and do what fathers do best: be responsible. He is too rebellious. He is too wild. He is going to try "just one more raid" on the three nastiest, meanest farmers that are Boggis, Bunce and Bean. It is a tale of crossing the line of family responsibilities and midnight adventure and the friendships and awakenings of this country life that is inhabited by Fantastic Mr. Fox and his friends. (Read More)

Themes:theft
Locations:sewer
Characters:thief, lawyer
Story:anthropomorphic animal, talking animal, anthropomorphism, uncle nephew relationship, rat, painter, reporter, watching tv, rescue, fire, knife, title spoken by character, father son relationship

Hugo (2011)
Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance

Hugo (2011)

Hugo is an orphan boy living in the walls of a train station in 1930s Paris. He learned to fix clocks and other gadgets from his father and uncle which he puts to use keeping the train station clocks running. The only thing that he has left that connects him to his dead father is an automaton (mechanical man) that doesn't work without a special key. Hugo needs to find the key to unlock the secret he believes it contains. On his adventures, he meets George Melies, a shopkeeper, who works in the train station, and his adventure-seeking god-daughter. Hugo finds that they have a surprising connection to his father and the automaton, and he discovers it unlocks some memories the old man has buried inside regarding his past. (Read More)

Themes:obsession, drunkenness, drinking, friendship, love
Locations:france, restaurant
Characters:french, thief, policeman, friend
Story:seine river, paris france, eiffel tower paris, uncle nephew relationship, newspaper, river, cafe, running, book, drink, rescue, food, voice over narration, fire, telephone call, brother brother relationship, chase, father son relationship, one word title, death

Ice Age (2002)
Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Ice Age (2002)

Back when the Earth was being overrun by glaciers, and animals were scurrying to save themselves from the upcoming Ice Age, a sloth named Sid, a woolly mammoth named Manny, and a saber-toothed tiger named Diego are forced to become unlikely heroes. The three reluctantly come together when they have to return a human child to its father while braving the deadly elements of the impending Ice Age. This is why Ice Age (2002) is one of the best movies like Ratatouille (2007). (Read More)

Story:struck by lightning, animal attack, talking animal, cgi animation, blockbuster, computer animation, sleeping, lightning, woman, river, rescue, rain, fire, chase, title spoken by character, death, flashback, dog

Eurotrip (2004) is one of the best movies like Ratatouille (2007)
Comedy

Eurotrip (2004)

Ohio high school student Scott Thomas is a good student and nice guy - albeit a little predictable - who is about to graduate and go into pre-med. He is unceremoniously dumped by his whorish girlfriend Fiona on graduation day. Among the people he turns to in his hour of despair is his German pen pal, Mike. Scott and Mike seem to have a special connection. After Mike makes advances to Scott now that he and Fiona are not seeing each other, Scott abruptly sends Mike a message saying he never wants to hear from him again. However, Scott learns shorty thereafter that Mike is actually a beautiful girl named Mieke. By this time, Mieke has blocked his messages. Thinking that Mieke is actually who he was meant to be with, Scott, impulsively for a change, decides to go to Berlin to be with her. Along for the ride is Scott's best friend, the girl crazy Cooper Harris. They manage only to get a flight into London, and thus have to make their way from London to Berlin. Along the way in Paris, they run into their high school friends, twins Jenny and Jamie, who are backpacking through Europe. Scott and Cooper consider them the most mismatched twins ever, Jamie who is a walking encyclopedia, and Jenny a girl who they treat as just one of the guys. As the four try to make their way to Berlin, they run into a few obstacles and few adventures. Scott hopes that all these problems are worth it when he has his much hyped in his mind meeting with Mieke. (Read More)

Themes:theft, drunkenness, drinking, jealousy, love, friendship
Locations:france, restaurant
Characters:french, thief, friend
Story:old woman, paris france, eiffel tower paris, bread, uncle nephew relationship, roommate, cafe, drink, watching tv, face slap, brother brother relationship, chase, father son relationship, dog, kiss

Wonder Woman (2017)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi, War

Wonder Woman (2017)

Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when a pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers and her true destiny. (Read More)

Themes:obsession, drunkenness, drinking, love
Locations:boat
Story:woman, paris france, eiffel tower paris, gas mask, told in flashback, fish out of water, blockbuster, lightning, poison, underwater scene, rifle, drink, rescue, shotgun, motorcycle, voice over narration, fire, chase, knife, flashback

The Invention Of Lying (2009)
Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

The Invention Of Lying (2009)

It's a world where everyone tells the truth - and just about anything they're thinking. Mark Bellison is a screenwriter, about to be fired. He's short and chunky with a flat nose - a genetic setup that means he won't get to first base with Anna, the woman he loves. At a bank, on the spur of the moment he blurts out a fib, with eye-popping results. Then, when his mother's on her deathbed, frightened of the eternal void awaiting her, Mark invents fiction. The hospital staff overhear his description of Heaven, believe every word, and tell others. Soon Mark is a prophet, his first inventive screenplay makes him rich, and he's basically a good guy. But will that be enough for Anna? (Read More)

Themes:theft, drunkenness, drinking, jealousy, love, friendship
Locations:kitchen, restaurant
Characters:thief, policeman, friend
Story:old woman, woman, success, waiter, sleeping, storytelling, newspaper, death of mother, cafe, drink, watching tv, voice over narration, telephone call, father son relationship, flashback, kiss, police, death

The Golden Compass (2007)
Adventure, Family, Fantasy

The Golden Compass (2007)

It was no ordinary life for a young girl: living among scholars in the hallowed halls of Jordan College and tearing unsupervised through Oxford's motley streets on mad quests for adventure. But Lyra's greatest adventure would begin closer to home, the day she heard hushed talk of an extraordinary particle. Microscopic in size, the magical dust--discovered in the vast Arctic expanse of the North--was rumored to possess profound properties that could unite whole universes. But there were those who feared the particle and would stop at nothing to destroy it. Catapulted into the heart of a terrible struggle, Lyra was forced to seek aid from clans, 'gyptians, and formidable armored bears. And as she journeyed into unbelievable danger, she had not the faintest clue that she alone was destined to win, or to lose, this more-than-mortal battle... (Read More)

Themes:abduction, drunkenness, drinking, friendship
Locations:rooftop, boat
Characters:friend
Story:animal, rescue, talking animal, street life, blockbuster, storytelling, poison, wine, running, rifle, drink, voice over narration, fire, chase, knife, violence, dog

The Wolf Of Wall Street (2013) is one of the best movies like Ratatouille (2007)
Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama

The Wolf Of Wall Street (2013)

Jordan Belfort is a Long Island penny stockbroker who served 22 months in prison for defrauding investors in a massive 1990s securities scam that involved widespread corruption on Wall Street and in the corporate banking world, including shoe designer Steve Madden. This is why The Wolf Of Wall Street (2013) is one of the best movies like Ratatouille (2007). (Read More)

Themes:theft, drunkenness, drinking, love, friendship
Locations:boat, restaurant
Characters:french, thief, lawyer, policeman, friend
Story:sense of smell, told in flashback, rat, eating, woman, newspaper, reporter, cafe, running, drink, watching tv, rescue, food, voice over narration, telephone call, brother brother relationship, title spoken by character, father son relationship, interview, dog

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008)
Action, Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008)

The sequel to 2005's "Madagascar", in which New York Zoo animals, Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe and Gloria the Hippo, still stranded on Madagascar, start to leave the island. All of a sudden, they land in the wilderness of Africa, where Alex meets the rest of his family, but has trouble communicating with them after spending so much time at the Central Park Zoo. (Read More)

Themes:jealousy, friendship
Story:animal attack, talking animal, old woman, cgi animation, hunger, slapstick comedy, blockbuster, computer animation, title spoken by character, father son relationship

Coraline (2009)
Animation, Family, Fantasy

Coraline (2009)

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. (Read More)

Locations:tunnel, bicycle, boat
Story:talking animal, old woman, cheese, sleeping, rat, lightning, eating, death of mother, rescue, motorcycle, food, rain, ghost, voice over narration, title spoken by character, one word title, dog

In Bruges (2008)
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller

In Bruges (2008)

London based hit men Ray and Ken are told by their boss Harry Waters to lie low in Bruges, Belgium for up to two weeks following their latest hit, which resulted in the death of an innocent bystander. Harry will be in touch with further instructions. While they wait for Harry's call, Ken, following Harry's advice, takes in the sights of the medieval city with great appreciation. But the charms of Bruges are lost on the simpler Ray, who is already despondent over the innocent death, especially as it was his first job. Things change for Ray when he meets Chloe, part of a film crew shooting a movie starring an American dwarf named Jimmy. When Harry's instructions arrive, Ken, for whom the job is directed, isn't sure if he can carry out the new job, especially as he has gained a new appreciation of life from his stay in the fairytale Bruges. While Ken waits for the inevitable arrival into Bruges of an angry Harry, who feels he must clean up matters on his own, Ray is dealing with his own problems, not only with Harry, but with a Canadian couple and a half-blind thief named Eirik. Ray hopes he can count on both Chloe and Ken to help him carve out a new life for himself. In the end, Harry, involved in an incident with Jimmy, may have to keep to his own principles. (Read More)

Themes:theft, drinking, love
Locations:boat, restaurant
Characters:thief, friend
Story:barge, last will and testament, sleeping, confession, eating, woman, wine, cafe, running, book, drink, watching tv, rescue, voice over narration, telephone call, chase, knife, title spoken by character, father son relationship, kiss

Pineapple Express (2008) is one of the best movies like Ratatouille (2007)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Pineapple Express (2008)

Lazy court-process clerk and stoner Dale Denton has only one reason to visit his equally lazy dealer Saul Silver: to purchase weed, specifically, a rare new strain called Pineapple Express. But when Dale becomes the only witness to a murder by a crooked cop and the city's most dangerous drug lord, he panics and dumps his roach of Pineapple Express at the scene. Dale now has another reason to visit Saul: to find out if the weed is so rare that it can be traced back to him--and it is. As Dale and Saul run for their lives, they quickly discover that they're not suffering from weed-fueled paranoia: incredibly, the bad guys really are hot on their trail and trying to figure out the fastest way to kill them both. All aboard the Pineapple Express. (Read More)

Themes:drinking, jealousy, friendship, love
Locations:restaurant
Characters:policeman, friend
Story:old woman, sense of smell, hunger, running, rifle, drink, shotgun, face slap, fire, telephone call, brother brother relationship, chase, knife, title spoken by character, father son relationship, violence, kiss, death, police, flashback

The Lovely Bones (2009)
Drama, Fantasy, Thriller

The Lovely Bones (2009)

A 14-year-old girl in suburban 1970's Pennsylvania is murdered by her neighbor. She tells the story from the place between Heaven and Earth, showing the lives of the people around her and how they have changed all while attempting to get someone to find her lost body. This is why The Lovely Bones (2009) is one of the best movies like Ratatouille (2007). (Read More)

Themes:obsession, drinking
Locations:bicycle
Characters:policeman
Story:sink, falling into water, lightning, underwater scene, painter, eating, running, book, drink, watching tv, food, rain, voice over narration, fire, brother sister relationship, telephone call, chase, knife, title spoken by character, father son relationship

Exodus: Gods And Kings (2014)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

Exodus: Gods And Kings (2014)

Epic adventure Exodus: Gods and Kings is the story of one man's daring courage to take on the might of an empire. Using state of the art visual effects and 3D immersion, Scott brings new life to the story of the defiant leader Moses as he rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses, setting 600,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues. (Read More)

Themes:starvation
Locations:boat
Characters:thief, friend
Story:animal attack, omen, sense of smell, uncle nephew relationship, lightning, underwater scene, eating, running, rescue, food, rain, fire, brother sister relationship, brother brother relationship, chase, knife, father son relationship, violence, dog, kiss

The Little Mermaid (1989)
Animation, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance

The Little Mermaid (1989)

In Disney's beguiling animated romp, rebellious 16-year-old mermaid Ariel is fascinated with life on land. On one of her visits to the surface, which are forbidden by her controlling father, King Triton, she falls for a human prince. Determined to be with her new love, Ariel makes a dangerous deal with the sea witch Ursula to become human for three days. But when plans go awry for the star-crossed lovers, the king must make the ultimate sacrifice for his daughter. (Read More)

Themes:friendship, love
Locations:kitchen, boat
Story:struck by lightning, anthropomorphic animal, animal attack, talking animal, anthropomorphism, fish out of water, chef, blockbuster, lightning, cooking, rescue, fire, knife, title spoken by character, kiss, dog

Borat: Cultural Learnings Of America For Make Benefit Glorious Nation Of Kazakhstan (2006) is one of the best movies like Ratatouille (2007)
Comedy

Borat: Cultural Learnings Of America For Make Benefit Glorious Nation Of Kazakhstan (2006)

Borat Sagdiyev is a TV reporter of a popular show in Kazakhstan as Kazakhstan's sixth most famous man and a leading journalist. He is sent from his home to America by his government to make a documentary about American society and culture. Borat takes a course in New York City to understand American humor. While watching Baywatch on TV, Borat discovers how beautiful their women are in the form of C. J. Parker, who was played by actress Pamela Anderson who hails from Malibu, California. He decides to go on a cross-country road trip to California in a quest to make her his wife and take her back to his country. On his journey Borat and his producer encounter a country full of strange and wonderful Americans, real people in real chaotic situations with hysterical consequences. (Read More)

Themes:obsession, drunkenness, drinking, friendship, love
Locations:boat
Characters:friend
Story:old woman, reporter, cheese, fish out of water, poison, eating, woman, running, drink, watching tv, food, rain, brother sister relationship, telephone call, brother brother relationship, chase, knife, father son relationship, interview

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)
Comedy, Crime, Mystery

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)

A petty thief posing as an actor is brought to Los Angeles for an unlikely audition and finds himself in the middle of a murder investigation along with his high school dream girl and a detective who's been training him for his upcoming role...

Themes:theft, drunkenness, drinking, friendship, love
Locations:rooftop
Characters:thief, policeman, friend
Story:cook, sleeping, uncle nephew relationship, underwater scene, running, book, drink, watching tv, shotgun, voice over narration, police, father son relationship, kiss, violence, dog, death, flashback

10,000 Bc (2008)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, History

10,000 Bc (2008)

A prehistoric epic that follows a young mammoth hunter named D'Leh's journey through uncharted territory to secure the future of his tribe. When a band of mysterious horse-riding warlords raid the Yaghal camp and kidnaps his heart's desire - the beautiful Evolet along with many others, D'Leh is forced to lead a small group of hunters south to pursue the warlords to the end of the world to save her. Driven by destiny, the unlikely band of warriors must battle saber-toothed cats and terror birds in the Levant. This is why 10,000 Bc (2008) is one of the best movies like Ratatouille (2007). (Read More)

Themes:friendship, love
Locations:boat
Characters:friend
Story:animal attack, separation from family, rainstorm, lightning, eating, death of mother, river, rescue, food, rain, voice over narration, fire, chase, knife, father son relationship, kiss, death

Rush Hour 3 (2007)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Rush Hour 3 (2007)

After an attempted assassination on Ambassador Han, Inspector Lee and Detective Carter are back in action as they head to Paris to protect a French woman with knowledge of the Triads' secret leaders. Lee also holds secret meetings with a United Nations authority, but his personal struggles with a Chinese criminal mastermind named Kenji, which reveals that it's Lee's long-lost...brother. But their race will take them across the city, from the depths of the Paris underground to the breathtaking heights of the Eiffel Tower, as they fight to outrun the world's most deadly criminals and save the day. (Read More)

Locations:sewer, france
Characters:french
Story:paris france, eiffel tower paris, woman, rescue, face slap, motorcycle, telephone call, brother brother relationship, chase, knife, police, violence, dog, death

Thank You For Smoking (2005) is one of the best movies like Ratatouille (2007)
Comedy, Drama

Thank You For Smoking (2005)

The chief spokesperson and lobbyist Nick Naylor is the Vice-President of the Academy of Tobacco Studies. He is talented in speaking and spins argument to defend the cigarette industry in the most difficult situations. His best friends are Polly Bailey that works in the Moderation Council in alcohol business, and Bobby Jay Bliss of the gun business own advisory group SAFETY. They frequently meet each other in a bar and they self-entitle the Mod Squad a.k.a. Merchants of Death, disputing which industry has killed more people. Nick's greatest enemy is Vermont's Senator Ortolan Finistirre, who defends in the Senate the use a skull and crossed bones in the cigarette packs. Nick's son Joey Naylor lives with his mother, and has the chance to know his father in a business trip. When the ambitious reporter Heather Holloway betrays Nick disclosing confidences he had in bed with her, his life turns upside-down. But Nick is good in what he does for the mortgage. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness, drinking, friendship, love
Locations:restaurant
Characters:lawyer, friend
Story:reporter, marketing, cheese, poison, eating, wine, newspaper, cafe, rifle, drink, watching tv, food, rain, voice over narration, telephone call, death, father son relationship, interview

Life Of Pi (2012)
Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

Life Of Pi (2012)

In Canada, a writer visits the Indian storyteller Pi Patel and asks him to tell his life story. Pi tells the story of his childhood in Pondicherry, India, and the origin of his nickname. One day, his father, a zoo owner, explains that the municipality is no longer supporting the zoo and he has hence decided to move to Canada, where the animals the family owns would also be sold. They board on a Japanese cargo ship with the animals and out of the blue, there is a storm, followed by a shipwrecking. Pi survives in a lifeboat with a zebra, an orangutan, a hyena and a male Bengal tiger nicknamed Richard Parker. They are adrift in the Pacific Ocean, with aggressive hyena and Richard Parker getting hungry. Pi needs to find a way to survive. (Read More)

Themes:starvation, friendship
Locations:boat
Characters:french, friend
Story:animal attack, paris france, falling into water, hunger, street life, told in flashback, cook, uncle nephew relationship, rat, lightning, storytelling, underwater scene, animal, eating, rain, voice over narration, brother brother relationship, knife, father son relationship, flashback

I Love You, Man (2009)
Comedy, Romance

I Love You, Man (2009)

Peter Klaven's world revolves around his real estate work and Zooey, his soon-to-be fiancee. After he pops the question, she calls her best friends and they go into wedding planning mode. Peter has no male friends and that poses problems: will he turn out to be a clingy guy, and who will be his best man? Zooey, her friends, and Peter's brother Robbie offer help that results in awkward moments. Then, at an open house Peter's hosting, he meets Sydney, an amiable, low-key guy. They trade business cards, and Peter calls him to meet for drinks. A friendship develops that's great at first but then threatens Peter's engagement and career. Can guys be friends and couples be in love? (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness, drinking, jealousy, friendship, love
Locations:restaurant
Characters:friend
Story:motorcycle helmet, motor scooter, eating, wine, cooking, cafe, running, drink, face slap, food, telephone call, brother brother relationship, title spoken by character, father son relationship, kiss, dog

Cars 2 (2011)
Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Sport

Cars 2 (2011)

The famous race car Lightning McQueen and his team are invited to compete in the World Grand Prix race. There, McQueen's best friend Mater, finds himself involved in international espionage, and alongside two professional British spies, attempts to uncover a secret plan led by a mysterious mastermind and his criminal gang, which threatens the lives of all competitors in the tournament. This is why Cars 2 (2011) is one of the best movies like Ratatouille (2007). (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Locations:boat, restaurant
Characters:friend
Story:lightning, paris france, eiffel tower paris, cgi animation, fish out of water, slapstick comedy, underwater scene, violence, death, dog

What Lies Beneath (2000) is one of the best movies like Ratatouille (2007)
Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller

What Lies Beneath (2000)

Norman Spencer, a university research scientist, is growing more and more concerned about his wife, Claire, a retired concert cellist who a year ago was involved in a serious auto accident, and who has just sent off her daughter Caitlin (Norman's stepdaughter) to college. Now, Claire reports hearing voices and witnessing eerie occurrences in and around their lakeside Vermont home, including seeing the face of a young woman reflected in water. An increasingly frightened Claire thinks the phenomena have something to do with the couple living next door, especially since the wife has disappeared without apparent explanation. At her husband's urging, Claire starts to see a therapist; she tells him she thinks the house is being haunted by a ghost. His advice? Try to make contact. Enlisting the help of her best friend, Jody, and a ouija board, Claire seeks to find out the truth of What Lies Beneath. (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Locations:boat, restaurant
Characters:friend
Story:blockbuster, rat, underwater scene, roommate, woman, wine, watching tv, rain, ghost, telephone call, father son relationship, dog, death, interview

Perfume: The Story Of A Murderer (2006)
Crime, Drama, Fantasy

Perfume: The Story Of A Murderer (2006)

Jean-Baptiste Grenouille came into the world unwanted, expected to die, yet born with an unnerving sense of smell that created alienation as well as talent. Of all the smells around him, Grenouille is beckoned to the scent of a woman's soul, and spends the rest of his life attempting to smell her essence again by becoming a perfumer, and creating the essence of an innocence lost. (Read More)

Themes:obsession, love
Locations:boat
Story:paris france, sense of smell, street life, rat, underwater scene, river, rifle, face slap, rain, voice over narration, kiss, flashback, violence, dog, death, police

Ghostbusters (2016)
Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Ghostbusters (2016)

Themes:friendship
Locations:tunnel, rooftop, restaurant
Story:evacuation, slapstick comedy, reporter, book, rescue, face slap, motorcycle, ghost, fire, telephone call, chase, knife, title spoken by character, one word title, flashback, police

Wall.e (2008)
Adventure, Animation, Family, Sci-fi

Wall.e (2008)

In a distant, but not so unrealistic, future where mankind has abandoned earth because it has become covered with trash from products sold by the powerful multi-national Buy N Large corporation, WALL-E, a garbage collecting robot has been left to clean up the mess. Mesmerized with trinkets of Earth's history and show tunes, WALL-E is alone on Earth except for a sprightly pet cockroach. One day, EVE, a sleek (and dangerous) reconnaissance robot, is sent to Earth to find proof that life is once again sustainable. WALL-E falls in love with EVE. WALL-E rescues EVE from a dust storm and shows her a living plant he found amongst the rubble. Consistent with her "directive", EVE takes the plant and automatically enters a deactivated state except for a blinking green beacon. WALL-E, doesn't understand what has happened to his new friend, but, true to his love, he protects her from wind, rain, and lightning, even as she is unresponsive. One day a massive ship comes to reclaim EVE, but WALL-E, out of love or loneliness, hitches a ride on the outside of the ship to rescue EVE. The ship arrives back at a large space cruise ship, which is carrying all of the humans who evacuated Earth 700 years earlier. The people of Earth ride around this space resort on hovering chairs which give them a constant feed of TV and video chatting. They drink all of their meals through a straw out of laziness and/or bone loss, and are all so fat that they can barely move. When the auto-pilot computer, acting on hastily-given instructions sent many centuries before, tries to prevent the people of Earth from returning by stealing the plant, WALL-E, EVE, the portly captain, and a band of broken robots stage a mutiny. (Read More)

Themes:love
Characters:friend
Story:garbage, struck by lightning, cgi animation, slapstick comedy, blockbuster, computer animation, rat, lightning, animal, drink, rescue, food, rain, fire, chase, title spoken by character, kiss

Hot Fuzz (2007) is one of the best movies like Ratatouille (2007)
Action, Comedy

Hot Fuzz (2007)

Top London cop, PC Nicholas Angel is good. Too good. And to stop the rest of his team looking bad, he is reassigned to the quiet town of Sandford. He is paired with Danny Butterman, who endlessly questions him on the action lifestyle. Everything seems quiet for Angel, until two actors are found decapitated. It is called an accident, but Angel isn't going to accept that, especially when more and more people turn up dead. Angel and Danny clash with everyone, whilst trying to uncover the truth behind the mystery of the apparent "accidents". This is why Hot Fuzz (2007) is one of the best movies like Ratatouille (2007). (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness, drinking, friendship, love
Locations:rooftop, bicycle
Characters:policeman
Story:animal attack, chandelier, new job, rainstorm, fish out of water, slapstick comedy, uncle nephew relationship, rat, reporter, running, rifle, shotgun, rain, voice over narration, telephone call, chase, knife, police, father son relationship, dog

Knight And Day (2010)
Action, Comedy, Romance

Knight And Day (2010)

June has a garage in Boston. At an airport heading home, a man bumps into her a few times and tries to keep her off the plane. He's under FBI surveillance; they wonder if he and she are working together, so they let both on a flight full of armed men wanting to arrest the stranger. He's Roy, he shoots his way out of trouble and tells her she's in danger. She's home the next day, miraculously, when agents pick her up; Roy saves her again, and a transcontinental chase ensues with Roy convincing her that he's the good guy, protecting an energy source that a rogue agent wants to sell on the black market. Can she trust Roy, and will trust matter when the bullets start flying? (Read More)

Locations:tunnel, rooftop, kitchen, restaurant
Story:animal attack, motor scooter, pun in title, woman, river, rescue, shotgun, motorcycle, chase, knife, kiss, death, violence

The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (2013)
Adventure, Fantasy

The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (2013)

After successfully crossing over (and under) the Misty Mountains, Thorin and Company must seek aid from a powerful stranger before taking on the dangers of Mirkwood Forest--without their Wizard. If they reach the human settlement of Lake-town it will be time for the hobbit Bilbo Baggins to fulfill his contract with the dwarves. The party must complete the journey to Lonely Mountain and burglar Baggins must seek out the Secret Door that will give them access to the hoard of the dragon Smaug. And, where has Gandalf got off to? And what is his secret business to the south? (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness
Locations:boat
Characters:thief
Story:animal attack, mushroom, blockbuster, poison, underwater scene, river, rescue, rain, fire, brother sister relationship, chase, knife, title spoken by character, father son relationship, flashback, violence, death

Bolt (2008)
Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family

Bolt (2008)

Bolt, an American white shepherd, has lived his whole life on the set of his action TV show, where he believes he has superpowers. When separated from the studio by accident, he meets a female alley cat named Mittens and a hamster named Rhino. He's trying to find the way home, to the studio. Along the way, he learns that he doesn't have superpowers and that the show is not real. (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Story:talking animal, cgi animation, hunger, anthropomorphism, fish out of water, computer animation, rescue, fire, chase, title spoken by character, one word title, dog

The Emperor's New Groove (2000) is one of the best movies like Ratatouille (2007)
Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy

The Emperor's New Groove (2000)

In this animated comedy from the folks at Disney, the vain and cocky Emperor Kuzco is a very busy man. Besides maintaining his "groove", and firing his suspicious administrator, Yzma; he's also planning to build a new waterpark just for himself for his birthday. However, this means destroying one of the villages in his kingdom. Meanwhile, Yzma is hatching a plan to get revenge and usurp the throne. But, in a botched assassination courtesy of Yzma's right-hand man, Kronk, Kuzco is magically transformed into a llama. Now, Kuzco finds himself the property of Pacha, a lowly llama herder whose home is ground zero for the water park. Upon discovering the llama's true self, Pacha offers to help resolve the Emperor's problem and regain his throne, only if he promises to move his water park. (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Story:anthropomorphic animal, talking animal, falling into water, anthropomorphism, slapstick comedy, poison, underwater scene, rain, voice over narration, chase, flashback

Warcraft (2016)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Warcraft (2016)

When the world of the Orcs of Draenor is being destroyed by the evil fel magic that uses life-force, the powerful warlock Gul'dan creates a portal to the world of Azeroth and forms the Horde with members of the Orc clans. He also captures many prisoners to keep the portal open. The king of Azeroth, Llane Wrynn and his brother-in-law, Anduin Lothar are informed by the apprentice of magician Khadgar that he has found fel magic in dead bodies and the king decides to summon the Guardian of Tirisfal, Medivh, to protect his kingdom. Lothar and Khadgar head to Kharazhan to meet Medivh and an ominous shadow points a book out to Khadgar, who takes it and hides. Anduin, Khadgar and Medivh and a group of soldiers are attacked by Orcs and they capture the slave Garona, who is released by King Llane, and she shows them the location of the portal. Garona is contacted by the Orc chief of a clan Durotan that wants to meet King Llane to stop the fel magic. Meanwhile Khadgar learns that the gate was opened with the help of someone in Azeroth. Shall King Llane trust Garona and Durotan, who might be the traitor? This is why Warcraft (2016) is one of the best movies like Ratatouille (2007). (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness, friendship
Story:animal attack, evacuation, told in flashback, blockbuster, lightning, underwater scene, river, book, rescue, ghost, voice over narration, fire, brother sister relationship, chase, knife, father son relationship, one word title, violence, death

Megamind (2010)
Action, Animation, Comedy, Family, Sci-fi

Megamind (2010)

After super-villain Megamind (Ferrell) kills his good-guy nemesis, Metro Man (Pitt), he becomes bored since there is no one left to fight. He creates a new foe, Tighten (Hill), who, instead of using his powers for good, sets out to destroy the world, positioning Megamind to save the day for the first time in his life. (Read More)

Themes:jealousy, love
Locations:restaurant
Story:talking animal, in medias res, dna, cgi animation, rainstorm, told in flashback, fish out of water, lightning, reporter, rain, voice over narration, fire, title spoken by character, one word title, police

The Mummy (2017)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller

The Mummy (2017)

Though safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient princess, whose destiny was unjustly taken from her, is awakened in our current day bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia, and terrors that defy human comprehension.

Themes:friendship
Locations:tunnel, rooftop
Characters:thief
Story:heir, evacuation, rat, lightning, underwater scene, rescue, shotgun, face slap, ghost, fire, chase, knife, violence, police, dog, death, flashback

The Adventures Of Tintin (2011) is one of the best movies like Ratatouille (2007)
Action, Adventure, Animation, Family, Mystery

The Adventures Of Tintin (2011)

Having bought a model ship, the Unicorn, for a pound off a market stall Tintin is initially puzzled that the sinister Mr. Sakharine should be so eager to buy it from him, resorting to murder and kidnapping Tintin - accompanied by his marvellous dog Snowy - to join him and his gang as they sail to Morocco on an old cargo ship. Sakharine has bribed the crew to revolt against the ship's master, drunken Captain Haddock, but Tintin, Snowy and Haddock escape, arriving in Morocco at the court of a sheikh, who also has a model of the Unicorn. Haddock tells Tintin that over three hundred years earlier his ancestor Sir Francis Haddock was forced to scuttle the original Unicorn when attacked by a piratical forebear of Sakharine but he managed to save his treasure and provide clues to its location in three separate scrolls, all of which were secreted in models of the Unicorn. Tintin and Sakharine have one each and the villain intends to use the glass-shattering top Cs of operatic soprano the Milanese Nightingale to secure the third. With aid from bumbling Interpol agents the Thompson Twins our boy hero, his dog and the captain must prevent Sakharine from obtaining all three scrolls to fulfil the prophesy that only the last of the Haddocks can discover the treasure's whereabouts. (Read More)

Themes:theft, friendship
Locations:bicycle, boat
Characters:thief
Story:cgi animation, rat, lightning, painter, reporter, river, running, rifle, book, motorcycle, fire, chase, dog, flashback

The Woman In Black (2012)
Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

The Woman In Black (2012)

In London, solicitor Arthur Kipps still grieves the death of his beloved wife Stella on the delivery of their son Joseph four years ago. His employer gives him a last chance to keep his job, and he is assigned to travel to the remote village of Cryphin Gifford to examine the documentation of the Eel Marsh House that belonged to the recently deceased Mrs. Drablow. Arthur befriends Daily on the train and the man offers a ride to him to the Gifford Arms inn. Arthur has a cold reception and the owner of the inn tells that he did not receive the request of reservation and there is no available room. The next morning, Arthur meets solicitor Jerome who advises him to return to London. However, Arthur goes to the isolated manor and soon he finds that Eel Marsh House is haunted by the vengeful ghost of a woman dressed in black. He also learns that the woman lost her son drowned in the marsh and she seeks revenge, taking the children of the scared locals. (Read More)

Themes:drinking, friendship
Characters:friend
Story:woman, last will and testament, apparition, sleeping, eating, ghost, newspaper, running, drink, rescue, food, rain, fire, death, father son relationship, flashback, violence, dog

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