‘UglyDolls’ is one of the major animated films of 2019. It is directed by Kelly Asbury, who earlier directed ‘Sherk: 2’. The story of the film is set in a town called ‘Uglyville’. The central character is called Moxy, who takes her friends from Uglyville to another small village called Perfection. There, they see that all the inhabitants of Perfection are perfect in every possible way. The group comes across a character called Lou, who wishes to train them to be absolutely perfect. But the dolls know that chasing after perfection is a fruitless affair. They are of the opinion that beauty lies inside one’s heart.
The great thing about movies like ‘UglyDolls’ is that on one hand, they are very entertaining for children of a certain age, and on the other hand, they help to break stereotypes which we grow up with. Just because someone is not good looking enough externally doesn’t mean he/she is not an amazing person. This is the crux of the message that ‘Ugly Dolls’ tries to deliver, and it is very pertinent in this world which has been ravaged by hatred and political divisiveness. With all that said, here’s the list of best movies similar to ‘UglyDolls’ that are our recommendations. You can watch several of these movies like ‘Ugly Dolls’ on Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime.
6. Ferdinand (2017)
An amazing story of a bull who revolts against taking part in prizefighting, ‘Ferdinand’ can be a lesson in sensibility and non-conformity. The eponymous central character of the story is a bull who grows up in a place called Casa del Toro where there is a huge culture of bullfighting. Even though Ferdinand’s father was a fighter bull, Ferdinand always believes in non-violence and is a lover of flowers. This meek and timid nature of his makes Ferdinand a subject of ridicule among his fellow calves while growing up.
Later, Ferdinand manages to escape Casa del Toro and grows up with a family in Seville which takes care of him as one of their own. However, due to certain unfortunate turn of events, Ferdinand is brought back to Casa del Toro once again, and here, he tries to tell the other bulls that even though they fight and win, their ultimate fate is to be killed in the slaughterhouse. He rallies the other bulls around him, and says that fighting cannot be the only option. The movie received massive praise from critics for its entertaining approach. But the message it has for children is very, very important. Bullying someone who is different from us and refusing to keep up with our codes of bravery are things many of us have witnessed. More importantly, it also teaches children to gauge situations and understand all the nuances surrounding any choice they are about to make.
5. Toy Story (1995)