33 Movies Like The Bad Guys That Are Pure Animated Fun
The Bad Guys is an animated heist comedy film that was released in 2022 and based on the book series written by Aaron Blabey. The film was produced by DreamWorks Animation Studios. The direction of the film was given by Pierre Perifel and written by Etan Cohen. The movie tells us about the adventures of a group of criminal animals who are thieves by profession. When they got caught up by law enforcement officers, then they tried to redeem themselves by stating that they could productively use their talents.
The inspiration for the characters and the story came from various crime films, Ocean’s Eleven, Pulp Fiction, and others. This group of notorious criminal animals consists of Mr. Wolf(leader), Snake, Tarantula, Shark, and Piranha. The characters were voiced by Sam Rockwell (Mr. Wolf), Awkwafina (Tarantula), Anthony Ramos (Piranha), Craig Robinson (Shark), and Marc Maron (Snake).
The film was released on March 16, 2022, in several countries and was later released in others by the fall of 2022. The movie got positive critic reviews for its animation, humor, writing, and voice acting. It became the second highest-grossing animated movie of 2022 by collecting $250 million worldwide.
Let’s have a look over some movies if you like watching The Bad Guys.
Wreck-It Ralph (2012)
Who doesn’t love to be a hero? The story of Wreck-It Ralph moves around a villain who is tiered to be the bad guy and wants to be the good guy, just like Fix-It Felix. But the problem is when he takes some action and tries to prove that he can become a hero, but things change, and he mistakenly releases an enemy that is powerful enough to destroy and corrupt every game in the arcade. His only hope is a game-breaking glitch that can save everything and help him to become the hero he wants to be.
The movie was produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios, and the direction was given by Rich Moore. The voice actors are John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer, and Jane Lynch.
The story revolves around a small-town bunny who just entered the law enforcement department and wanted to prove her worth and show everyone that a small-town rabbit can also work in the same department as the other large predators. The clues she discovers in her journey brought her to a terrifying discovery of an illness that can turn any animal into a savage. With the help of a small-time criminal fox Nick Wilde, she solves the problem of town when none of her animal coworkers are there for her.
The movie was produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios, and the direction was given by Rich Moore and Byron Howard, co-directed by Jared Bush. The voice actors are Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Idris Elba, Jenny Slate, Nate Torrence, Bonnie Hunt, Don Lake, Tommy Chong, J.K. Simmons, Octavia Spencer, Alan Tudyk, and Shakira.
Despicable Me (2010)
A notorious movie that revolves around the story of a villain named Gru who wants to be the best supervillain of all time, and to accomplish this dream of his, with the help of his minion companions, he sets his mission to steal the moon. To steal the moon, he has to acquire a shrinking ray gun, which he has to steal from another villain named Vector. To divert the attention from other villains, he adopts three orphan girls. When he found himself in financial trouble, the girls helped him by offering him their piggy bank. At the end of the movie, Gru finds himself in a state of dilemma where he has to choose between his dream of becoming the best supervillain of all time and the love of his three adopted girls.
The movie was produced by Illumination Entertainment and was created by Sergio Pablos. The direction of the film was given by Chris Renaud and Pierre Coffin. The voice actors are Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Russell Brand, Miranda Cosgrove, Kristen Wiig, Will Arnett, and Julie Andrews.
Monster, Inc. (2001)
We all love to see monsters, and what would be better than seeing them in a world where they have to scare humans for their lively hood? Monsters, Inc. Revolves around the story of two best friends who also are coworkers, Mike Wazowski, known as Mikey, and James P. Sullivan, known as Sulley. One day their lives changed when a girl from the human world entered their world by mistake, and they got to discover the dark secret of their monster world. The movie tells us about the power of laughter over the screams that people emit when they feel emotions.
The movie was produced by Pixar Animation Studios, and the direction was given by Pete Docter. The voice actors are John Goodman, Billy Crystal, Steve Buscemi, James Coburn, Marry Gibbs, and Jennifer Tilly.
Over The Hedge (2006)
When an opportunist raccoon, RJ, steals food from a hibernating bear named Vincent, we get our beautiful story of Over the Hedge. When our bear awakes from his hibernation, he warns our raccoon of his mistake and tells him to return his food, or the consequences will be very bad for him. The surroundings around them are changing very fast. After the hibernation period of all animals ends, they find themselves surrounded by humans. Now the fight is between them and the humans, and they come up with a plan to steal food from them.
The movie was produced by DreamWorks Animation SGK, and the direction was given by Tim Johnson and Karey Kirkpatrick.
From the world of Fairytale, we have our next entry on our list of movies, Shrek. A big green ogre who loves to live his life alone in his swamp. One day everything comes into chaos, and his peaceful swamp is flooded with different creatures because of the hunt ordered by the tyrant ruler. He somehow managed to talk his way out to the tyrant after defeating his champions in combat. On his journey, he finds a talkative donkey and the love of his life Princess Fiona, who he rescued from a castle guarded by a dragon. His adventures taught him that he does not have to be alone afterward. The movie teaches us to accept ourselves as we are and who we are.
The movie was produced by Aron Warner, John H. Williams, and Jeffrey Katzenberg, and the direction was given by Andrew Adamson.
Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)
The story revolves around Mr. Fox, who is a family man who has given up on the ways he used to live, but when his family faces a difficult situation, and he has no choice left, he has to give up on his animal instinct and steal again. However, he and his family faced dangerous threats from three farmers when they decided to kill them and his kind.
The movie was produced by Allison Abbate, Scoot Rudin, Wes Anderson, and Jeremy Dawson, and the direction was given by Wes Anderson.
Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers (2022)
Chip and Dale, former friends who live among cartoons and humans in Los Angeles, find out that one of their former friends is now mysteriously disappeared and is nowhere to be found. Now they have to fix their broken friendship and also rescue their friend.
The movie was produced by Walt Disney Pictures, and the direction was given by Akiva Schaffer.
The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on The Run (2020)
SpongeBob Square Pants, an ordinary Sponge of Bikini Bottom, one day found out that his pet snail had gone missing. He and his friend Patrick set out on an adventure to find out where the snail is gone. In this journey, they will face a powerful foe, King Poseidon, and find out the true meaning of friendship.
The movie was produced by Ryan Harris, and the direction was given by Tim Hill.
Megamind is a movie about a strong and intelligent being who is a supervillain. He has defeated and killed his enemies. One day out of boredom, he creates a superhero who becomes evil, which forces Megamind to become a superhero.
The movie was produced by DreamWorks Animation, and the direction was given by Tom McGrath.
Big Hero 6 (2014)
When a robotic prodigy meets an advanced artificial intelligence robot, we get to see action, adventure, thrill, and drama all in one. Hiro and his Artificial Intelligence robot are set on a journey to avenge his brother’s death with the help of his friends and the tech he has created. They found out about a big conspiracy brewing under their nose when they set out for an adventure.
The movie was produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios, and the direction was given by Don Hall and Chris Williams.
A naive, beautiful young girl was trapped in a castle by her overprotective mother. Rapunzel sets out on her journey of freedom when she meets a very good-hearted thief named Flynn.
The movie was produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios, and the direction was given by Nathan Greno.
The adventurous journey of Princess Poppy and Branch, who set out on a mission to rescue their friends when the banished Chef of Bergens captures some of the trolls during a celebration. It is a light-hearted movie set in a purely fictional world.
The movie was produced by DreamWorks Animation, and the direction was given by Mike Mitchell.
A movie that is set in the period of the stone age tells us about the daughter of the chief Tui, Moana. She sets out on a journey to return the lost heart of goddess Te Fitti from Maui, a demigod. She discovered this when the fish and plants on the island started dying due to blight.
The movie was produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios, and the direction was given by John Musker and Ron Clements, co-directed by Chris Williams and Don Hall.
Finding Dory (2016)
Blue Tang fish, Dory, who happens to be an amnesiac, one day starts distorted memories of her past life. She, with her clownfish friend Marlin and his son Nemo, sets on a journey to find where are Dory long lost parents have been the whole time.
The movie was produced by Pixar Animation Studios, and the direction was given by Andrew Stanton.
Puss In Boots (2011)
The story of puss in boots starts when Puss teams up with Kitty Softpaws and Humpty Dumpty, such that they can defeat two criminals, Jack and Jill, and get back the magical beans they possess.
The movie was produced by DreamWorks Animation, and the direction was given by Chris Miller.
When a 17-year-old teenager, Mary, shrinks in size, she discovers that the world she lives in is not what she thought of and is inhabited by strange creatures. As she goes further in her journey, she is continuously dragged into the battle of good and evil.
The movie was produced by Blue Sky Studios, and the direction was given by Chris Wedge.
Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank (2022)
One day a hound finds himself in a town full of cats. The town was threatened by a villain who wished to wipe out the village such that their traces shall not be visible on the map. The dog now has to be trained by his reluctant trainer and become a fearsome samurai to save the day. He has to team up with others, but the only problem is they all hate dogs.
The movie was produced by Rob Minkoff, Adam Nagle, Peter Nagle, Guy Collins, Yair Landau, and Susan Purcell, and the direction was given by Rob Minkoff, Mark Koetsier, and Chris Bailey.
The Secret Life of Pets (2016)
A pet dog, Max, got furious with his owner for bringing in a new dog named Duke. He did not like the dog at the start and the differences between the two-start brewing up. However, in the end, they set their differences aside when they find out that their master is in serious trouble.
The movie was produced by Illumination Entertainment, and the direction was given by Chris Renaud and co-directed by Yarrow Cheney.
The Good Dinosaur (2015)
A rainstorm separates Arlo, a young dinosaur (Apatosaurus), from his family. He then meets up with a feral child, Spot, who helps him reunite with his family of dinosaurs. The movie is very heartwarming and tells us about the love that can be between any species. The movie was produced by Pixar Animation Studios, and the direction was given by Peter Sohn.
Ice Age (2002)
The comical adventure of a mammoth, sloth, saber-tooth tiger in a challenging quest of delivering a human baby to his parents and also saving him from the danger of the wild. Manny the mammoth, Sid the sloth, and Diego the saber-tooth tiger become friends in an uncomfortable situation.
The movie was produced by Blue Sky Studios, and the direction was given by Chris Wedge and co-directed by Carlos Saldanha.
DC League Of Super-Pets (2022)
Superman has a dog in this animated universe, and his name is Krypto, the Super Dog. Krypto, the super dog with his master Superman, fights crime all over the world, and there is no one better than them at this crime fighting. Just another day, he finds himself in a position where all the members of the justice league are kidnapped by some evil. Now he has to convince other superhero pets to form them and save their masters.
The movie was produced by Warner Animation Group and DC Entertainment, and the direction was given by Jared Stern.
The Boss Baby (2017)
It is always a joy for parents to welcome a new one into the family, but we cannot say the same for the elder siblings. In this movie, a seven-year-old Timothy Leslie gets when his parents give all their attention to the newborn baby. Soon Tim realizes that the new member of their family can talk, walk, and also is very intelligent. Now with his new brother, they fight against the plans of the CEO of Puppy Co.
The movie was produced by DreamWorks Animation, and the direction was given by Tom McGrath.
The Emoji Movie (2017)
This story is about a multi-expression emoji, Gene, who messed up a text of his sender who was trying to message her crush. When he does this, he has to face the consequences of his doing. He was sentenced to be deleted immediately. But somehow, Gene was able to battle his destroyers. The movie is about the uniqueness Gene has to embrace to live.
The movie was produced by Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animations, and the direction was given by Tony Leondis.
Sonic the Hedgehog (2020)
When a scientist discovers an extraterrestrial hedgehog with incredible superpowers, he tries to capture it and use its powers to fulfill his bad schemes. The story revolves around the scientist and his evil wishes to capture Sonic for his selfish intentions.
The movie was produced by Sega Sammy Group, and the direction was given by Jeff Fowler.
Once upon a time, Little Red Riding Hood went to visit her granny, who used to live far away from her. On that sunny afternoon, she goes to visit her but finds that a cunning Big Bad is disguised as her granny. Soon after, she finds out that her grandmother is tied up in the closet, and suddenly an ax-wielding lumberjack comes crashing down from the window. The police suddenly came to the crime scene. Red Riding Hood discovered that the Big Bad Wolf was not that bad after all and was just a detective who came to investigate the bandits. The story revolves around this plot which makes this movie a delight to watch.
The movie was produced by Blue Yonder Films with Kanbar Entertainment, and the direction was given by Cory Edwards with Todd Edwards and Tony Leech.
The Emperor’s New Groove (2000)
Kuzco is the Emperor of the Incan empire who lived a very pampered life. Never he thought of his subjects living under his rule. One day he wishes to build a summer mansion with a water slide in it, but there is a small problem with his dream. The place where he wants to build this summer mansion is on a hilltop where there is a small village, and thus the conflict begins with the leader of the village. Kuzco was ignorant of the needs of his people and suddenly was poisoned by a recently fired advisor, Yzma. Kuzco did not die from the poison, and he was now turned into a llama. This animated film revolves around high moral values and is very fun to watch.
The movie was produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation, and the direction was given by Mark Dindal.
Monsters vs. Aliens (2009)
Susan Murphy, a normal girl with normal life, was about to marry the love of his life. But life had something else in the plan. The day she was about to marry, she got infected by some radioactive material that came from a meteorite. She got enormously large, about 49 feet in height, and soon got detained by a military organization. Ginormica was the name given to her by scientists, and she was also considered a monster. At the facility, she met with other monsters. An alien invasion was about to take place, and the government needed the help of monsters. But rejected by society, they at first refused to help. The story is brilliantly written and very fun to watch.
The movie was produced by DreamWorks Animation, and the direction was given by Conrad Vernon and Rob Letterman.
The movie tells us the story of Blu, the last known male specimen of Spix’s macaw. The movie starts when the exotic bird smugglers drop down a crate containing Blu. At that time, Blu was just a hatchling. He was founded by Linda Gunderson, who raised him. As a bird, he should know how to fly, but from childhood, he was unable to do so. The Canadian Geese that used to come to Linda’s bookstore always make fun of Blu. One day someone invites Linda to Rio De Janeiro for Blu; as he is the last known male of the, he has to mate with the last female of the species, Jewel. Afterward, the story revolves around these two beautiful birds and their efforts to escape from captivity.
The movie was produced by Blue Sky Studios and 20th Century Fox Animation, and the direction was given by Carlos Saldanha.
The Croods (2013)
The Croods is set up in a primeval era where humans live with different types of creatures and are fond of their primitive ways. They hunt for food, live in caves, and wear the skin of animals to cover their bodies. In this tale, Grug and his family go out on an adventure to find a new home. During their journey, they met a very modern boy whose ways are different from that of Grug’s. His daughter, in the end, also started feeling something for this boy.
The movie was produced by DreamWorks Animation, and the direction was given by Chris Sanders and Kirk Demicco.
Spies in Disguise (2019)
When a secret agent, Lance Sterling, finds himself transformed into a pigeon, he knows things are not going to get great afterward. His story began when he discovered that an evil villain was using his tech to carry out a dangerous plan. With the help of his associate Walter, he tries to stop this evil villain and stop this dangerous plan from getting fulfilled.
The movie was produced by Blue Sky Studios, and the direction was given by Troy Quane and Nick Bruno.
Who doesn’t love minions? These little yellow creatures are the love of many children’s life. In this installment of the franchise, minions Kevin, Stuart, and Bob set out on a journey to find a new master. They went around the globe in search of this new master. After a lot of searches, they meet Scarlett Overkill, a female supervillain who then recruits them as pawns.
The movie was produced by Illumination Entertainment, and the direction was given by Kyle Balda and Pierre Coffin.
One day a zebra, who is a zoo animal, wishes to go out of his captivity, but his friends warn him of the dangers he can get himself into if he leaves the zoo. But the problem is he does not want to listen to any of them. With the help of three penguins and two chimpanzees, he escaped from the zoo. His friends got extremely worried about him and followed them. At a train station terminal, they got tranquilized by the authorities and sent back to the zoo.
The zoo authorities were under continuous pressure from the activists and were forced to send all these animals to Kenyan Wildlife Preserve. During this travel, penguins took the ship under their control, but due to some miss happening, the crates containing zebra, lion, hippo, and giraffe went off the board, and they landed on Madagascar. The movie was produced by DreamWorks Animation, and the direction was given by Eric Darnell and Tom McGrath.