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What to Watch If You Love 'SpongeBob SquarePants'

Updated December 11, 2019 426 votes 51 voters 1.9k views44 items

List RulesVote up the films and series you know other fans of SpongeBob SquarePants will love. Please don’t vote if you haven’t seen SpongeBob SquarePants.

SpongeBob SquarePants is a witty yet hilarious children's cartoon that garnered the love and affection of hordes of fans, but if you’ve finished watching the series, there’s no need to despair. There are plenty of movies and TV shows to watch if you like SpongeBob SquarePants, and we’ve compiled the best ones right here for you, in this list!

TV shows similar to SpongeBob SquarePants often offer up visuals children love while maintaining a healthy dose of adult humor to keep the parents watching, and if you’re looking for more gross-out humor and laughs, The Ren & Stimpy Show is sure to fill the void. This show paved the way for series like Spongebob, and it follows a similar artistic and humorous style. And if you think there aren’t also some good movies like SpongeBob SquarePants, then think again, because we’ve found quite a few that are sure to tickle the fancies of even the most finicky of fans. Take the Spongebob Squarepants Movie, for instance. This movie created a whole new adventure for Spongebob and his pals and is a great choice for any Spongebob fans.

But you don’t have to take our word for it - some of SpongeBob SquarePants’s biggest fans have chimed in and cast their votes for the best movies and TV shows like Spongebob, and once you’ve watched, you can cast your votes too!

So, what are your favorite SpongeBob SquarePants-esque movies and TV shows? Vote the best projects up to the top of this list.

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  • The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie
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    The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie is a 2004 American animated comedy film based on the Nickelodeon television series, SpongeBob SquarePants. The film was directed by series creator Stephen Hillenburg, and stars the regular television cast of Tom Kenny, Bill Fagerbakke, Clancy Brown, Rodger Bumpass, and Mr. Lawrence, with guest performances by Scarlett Johansson, Jeffrey Tambor, Alec Baldwin and David Hasselhoff. The plot follows Plankton's plan to take King Neptune's crown and send it to Shell City. SpongeBob and Patrick must retrieve the crown to save Mr. Krabs from Neptune's wrath and their home from Plankton's plan.... more on Wikipedia
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  • Regular Show
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    Regular Show is an American animated television series created by J. G. Quintel for Cartoon Network that premiered on September 6, 2010. The series revolves around the lives of two friends, a blue jay named Mordecai and a raccoon named Rigby—both employed as groundskeepers at a local park. Their regular attempts to slack off usually lead to surreal, extreme, and often supernatural misadventures. During these misadventures, they interact with the show's other main characters: Benson, Pops, Muscle Man, Hi-Five Ghost, Skips, Thomas, Margaret, Eileen, and CJ. Many of Regulars Show '​s characters are loosely based on those developed for Quintel's student films at California Institute of the... more on Wikipedia
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  • Dexter's Laboratory
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    Dexter's Laboratory is an American comic science fiction animated television series created by Genndy Tartakovsky for Cartoon Network, and the first of the network's Cartoon Cartoons. The series follows Dexter, a boy-genius with a secret laboratory, which he fills with his marvelous inventions. Dexter constantly battles against his sister Dee Dee, who always manages to gain access to his lab, despite his best efforts to keep her out. He also engages in a bitter rivalry with his neighbor and fellow-genius Mandark. The series' first two seasons contain additional segments: Dial M for Monkey, which focuses on Dexter's pet lab-monkey-turned-superhero, and The Justice Friends, about a trio of... more on Wikipedia
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  • Madagascar
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    Madagascar is a 2005 American computer-animated comedy film produced by DreamWorks Animation, and released in movie theaters on May 27, 2005. The film tells the story of four Central Park Zoo animals who have spent their lives in blissful captivity and are unexpectedly shipped back to Africa, getting shipwrecked on the island of Madagascar. The voices of Ben Stiller, Jada Pinkett Smith, Chris Rock, and David Schwimmer are featured. Other voices include Sacha Baron Cohen, Cedric the Entertainer, and Andy Richter. Despite its mixed critical reception, it was a success at the box office. A sequel, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, was released on November 7, 2008. The third film in the series,... more on Wikipedia
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