Movies like The Toe Tactic

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The Toe Tactic (2008)
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The Toe Tactic (2008)
Genre: Animation, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Mona is nearly overwhelmed by grief and depression. After her father's death, she's cut herself off: leaving teaching - she now temps as an office assistant, ignoring her mother's calls, talking to herself in mirrors, and rejecting any offered intimacy. She's watched over by comic extraterrestrial beings whom we see as cartoon squiggles. They ensure that random acts bring her connections - with a neighbor boy, his mother, and his surreptitious piano teacher (the lad wants to surprise his mom). She also meets an elevator operator in the building where she temps for Ms. Hadaway, a widow with perfect diction. Can Mona take a few steps on the road to expressing emotion?
Style: atmospheric, offbeat, serious, surreal, stylized
Plot: singleness, family problems, human nature, benign alien, imaginary, death in the family, dealing with death, homecoming, unfulfillment, teacher, young woman, wine, single woman, elevator, father daughter relationship, guitar, mother daughter relationship, birthday present, extraterrestrial, piano teacher, telephone call, scarf, photograph, grief, dead father ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary

Most similar movies to The Toe Tactic

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out stylized, serious, atmospheric and surreal films with plots about imaginary, surrealism, hopes, society, escapades, death and art mostly in Animation, Drama and Fantasy genres. Some movies like The Toe Tactic: Glitch in the Grid (2011), My Dog Tulip (2009), The Art of Happiness (2013), Waking Life (2001), Rocks in My Pockets (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Glitch in the Grid (2011)
Genre: Animation, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Three artists struggling against the grid of society find spiritual renewal.
Style: experimental, contemplative, atmospheric, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: unemployment, unfulfillment, bad trip, friendship, friends, cause and meaning, twentysomething life, religions or cults, hollywood, self discovery, artists and showbiz, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
An Oversimplification of Her Beauty (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A quixotic artist hypothesizes about why he feels bad when a mystery girl stands him up. The event prompts him to ask: what's the content of a momentary feeling? Is it the sum of your experiences? And perhaps more importantly, are your ...
Style: contemplative, experimental, serious, psychological, stylized ...
Plot: young lovers, introspection, postmodernism, urban, romance, love and romance, artists and showbiz, city life, cause and meaning, unfulfilled love, unfulfillment, fall in love
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 6.9
 1K
My Dog Tulip (2009)
Genre: Animation, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The story of a man who rescues a German shepherd and how the two become fast friends.
Style: atmospheric, sincere, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: dog, german shepherd, human animal relationship, pets, wounded animal, friendship, rescue, dog movie, memoir, friends, bittersweet, typewriter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
The Art of Happiness (2013)
Genre: Animation, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Sergio driving a taxi in a white Naples overflowing sadness and garbage. Pouring rain leads her clients through the city trying to process the death of his brother, who started ten years earlier for Tibet and never returned. A pop singer, a recycler ...
Style: contemplative, stylized, realistic, serious, touching ...
Plot: buddhism, happiness, surrealism, taxi driver, dealing with death, radio dj, urban, workplace, life turned upside down, workplace situations, piano, audio flashback ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, naples italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 7.8
 59K
Waking Life (2001)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Waking Life is about a young man in a persistent lucid dream-like state. The film follows its protagonist as he initially observes and later participates in philosophical discussions that weave together issues like reality, free will, our ...
Style: surreal, captivating, stylized, philosophical, clever ...
Plot: philosophy, existentialism, lifestyle, imagination, bohemian life, imaginary, human nature, daydreamer, nightmare, satire, life after death, reincarnation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Rocks in My Pockets (2014)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Latvia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A fantastical tale based on true events, about five women of Signe Baumane's family, including herself, and their battles with depression and madness.
Style: touching, psychological, semi serious, stylized, humorous ...
Plot: mental illness, family relations, redemption, strong female presence, hopes, imaginary, escapades, mental health, depression
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 5.0
 161
Around June (2008)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A love story set in the shadow of the shipyards of San Francisco. A young woman living with her much adored uncle Henry and domineering, abusive father, meets a penniless illegal immigrant, whose love gives her the insight and courage to finally ...
Style: uplifting, emotional, serious, touching, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: dysfunctional family, family problems, romance, hopes, immigrants, human spirit, love affair, love and romance, fall in love, misfit, young lovers, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Idiots and Angels (2008)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Angel, a selfish rotter is hanging around in a local bar, groping the wife of the barman and dealing with weapons. One morning he wakes up finding a pair of wings growing at his back. These wings do good deeds against his nature. But suddenly he ...
Style: dark humor, surreal, offbeat, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: bar, moral dilemma, good versus evil, sexual content, supernatural, human nature, disorder, supernatural ability, save the lady, no dialogue
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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After Last Season (2009)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A team of scientists is developing a new technology that captures the thoughts of a human subject and changes them into images. Still in its infancy, the technology changes thoughts into simple images and shapes. Two company interns (Matthew Andrews ...
Style: offbeat, stylized, atmospheric, contemplative, experimental ...
Plot: murder, supernatural ability, future dystopia, society, medical school, laboratory, room, medical examination, dream, microchip, corporation, ghost ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.5
 17K
The Congress (2013)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Israel, Germany, Poland, Luxembourg, Belgium, France, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: More than two decades after catapulting to stardom with The Princess Bride, Robin Wright decides to take her final job: preserving her likeness for a future Hollywood. Through a deal brokered by her loyal, longtime agent and the head of Miramount ...
Style: futuristic, surreal, mind bending, thought provoking, atmospheric ...
Plot: actor's life, lifestyle, parallel world, child illness, escape from reality, one last job, moral dilemma, parents and children, under the surface, filmmaking, life is a bitch, cyberspace ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.8
 605
The Fake (2013)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A convict returns to his home town to torturing again his family and face his neighbors trying to destroy the local religious fanatics and their plans to keep money from the village people.
Style: realistic, thought provoking, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: village life, cons and scams, society, clergy, village, homecoming, family relations, released from prison, danger, dishonesty, social relations, cult
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.8
 8K
Mind Game (2004)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The film follows Nishi, a loser who has a crush on his childhood girlfriend. After an encounter with the Japanese mafia, the film follows Nishi as he journeys to heaven and back, and ends up trapped in an even more unlikely place.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, stylized, touching, humorous ...
Plot: self discovery, supernatural, adventure, hopes, danger, family in danger, dealing with death, family relations, righting the wronged, siblings relations, couples, fictional reality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.5
 5K
Colorful (2010)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Upon reaching the train station to death, a dejected soul is informed that he is lucky and will have another chance at life. He is placed in the body of a 14-year-old boy named Kobayashi Makoto, who has just committed suicide. Watched over by a ...
Style: serious, psychological, touching, inspirational, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: reincarnation, one more chance, dealing with death, school life, supernatural, suicide, memory loss, parents and children, brother brother relationship, everyday life, back from the dead, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The King of Pigs (2011)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 97 min.
Story: After his business goes bankrupt, 30 something Kyeong-Min kills his wife impulsively. Hiding his anger, he seeks out his former middle school classmate Jong-Seok. Jong-Seok now works as a ghostwriter for an autobiography, but he dreams of writing ...
Style: realistic, stylized, rough, serious
Plot: haunted by the past, high school, bully, youth, high school life, society, teenage life, life is a bitch, human nature, social relations, teacher, punched in the face ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, korea, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.1
 4K
The Prophet (2014)
Genre: Animation, Drama
Country: Qatar, France, Lebanon, Canada, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Exiled artist and poet Mustafa embarks on a journey home with his housekeeper and her daughter; together the trio must evade the authorities who fear that the truth in Mustafa's words will incite rebellion.
Style: thought provoking, mind bending, scenic, sincere, tragic ending ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: wise man, wisdom of life, friendship, song, painter, healing, girl, single mother, house arrest, mute child, fantasizing, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 20s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.7
 182K
Coraline (2009)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: 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, ...
Style: surreal, gothic, scary, bleak, stylized ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, horror for children
Plot: dark fantasy, parallel world, adventure, family, parents and children, danger, young heroes, cat, save the day, neighbor, secret place, imagination ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oregon, usa, michigan, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
My Beautiful Girl, Mari (2002)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy
Country: South Korea
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Kim Nam-woo struggles through life as people around him constantly leave him; his best friend, Jun-ho, is going to study in Seoul and in some ways his widowed mother is "leaving" him too by paying more attention to her new boyfriend. To ...
Style: serious, touching, stylized, atmospheric
Plot: brother, dog, village, single parent, youth, imaginary kingdom, friends, village life, change of luck, family relations, imaginary, coming of age
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Björk: Greatest Hits (1999)
Genre: Animation, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 64 min.
Story: "Volumen" collects every video from Bjork's career {up until Hunter}, and showcases the work of famed video director's Spike Jonze, Sophie Muller and Michael Gondry
Style: offbeat, surreal, atmospheric, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: music, imaginary, artists and showbiz, disorder, fantasy becomes reality, part animation, surrealism, pop music
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 6.7
 1K
Alois Nebel (2011)
Genre: Animation, Drama
Country: Czech Republic, Germany
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A train dispatcher encounters a mute stranger who appears out of nowhere, and finds himself mysteriously involved with a murder in Poland. The end of the eighties in the twentieth century. Alois Nebel works as a dis­patcher at the small railway ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, tense, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: surrealism, uncover truth, society, misfit, haunted by the past, mysterious character, life is a bitch, crimes, social misfits, mystery, bittersweet, axe ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1989
Place: czechoslovakia, czech republic, prague, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.0
 772
Cheatin' (2013)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: In a fateful bumper car collision, Jake and Ella meet and become the most loving couple in the long history of romance. But when a scheming "other" woman drives a wedge of jealousy into their perfect courtship, insecurity and hatred spell ...
Style: offbeat, surreal, semi serious, stylized, humorous
Plot: infidelity, sexual content, love and romance, imaginary, dishonesty, couples, couple relations, disgraced, cheating, love, vacuum cleaner, police ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.4
 3K
Lesson Faust (1994)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Czech Republic, France, UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A very free adaptation of Marlowe's 'Doctor Faustus', Goethe's 'Faust' and various other treatments of the old legend of the man who sold his soul to the devil. Svankmajer's Faust is a nondescript man who, after ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, stylized, experimental, offbeat ...
Plot: surrealism, deal with the devil, puppet, philosophy, clay, supernatural ability, devil, danger, afterlife, good versus evil, aging, wish come true ...
Place: prague, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Journey to Agartha (2011)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The film centers on Asuna, a young girl who spends her solitary days listening to the mysterious music emanating from the crystal radio she received from her late father as a memento. One day while walking home she is attacked by a fearsome monster ...
Style: captivating, sentimental, touching, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: adventure, imaginary, parallel world, teenage life, death in the family, supernatural, radio, escape attempt, rescue mission, mother daughter relationship, secret, grief ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
It's Such a Beautiful Day (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 62 min.
Story: Bill struggles to put together his shattered psyche, in this new feature film version of Don Hertzfeldt's animated short film trilogy.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, thought provoking, humorous, philosophical ...
Plot: illness, surrealism, nightmare, divorced parents, hospital, introspection, direction and purpose, hopes, mental illness, mental instability, immortality, mental health ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.7
 3K
$9.99 (2008)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Israel, Australia
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Have you ever wondered "What is the meaning of life? Why do we exist?" The answer to this vexing question is now within your reach! You'll find it in a small yet amazing booklet, which will explain, in easy to follow, simple terms ...
Style: adult animation, surreal, humorous, semi serious, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hopes, social misfits, introspection, society, human nature, self discovery, loneliness, suicide, male nudity, break up, angel, piggy bank ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, san francisco, israel, new orleans, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Monster High: Frights, Camera, Action! (2014)
Genre: Animation
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: When Draculaura is led to believe she's the rightful heir to the vampire throne, she and her best ghoulfriends are whisked away to Transylvania for a royal coronation to die for. But they soon discover the hunt for the queen is not over yet. ...
Style: serious, exciting, humorous, semi serious, twists and turns
Audience: pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: imaginary kingdom, high school life, youth, imaginary, supernatural ability, supernatural, mutant, vampire, curses spells and rituals, adventure, teenage life, self discovery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Velveteen Rabbit (2009)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A lonely boy wins over his distant father and strict grandmother with help from a brave velveteen rabbit whose one wish is to become a real rabbit someday
Style: serious, feel good, humorous, stylized
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: children, imaginary kingdom, mischievous children, family, heroes, escapades, imaginary, hopes, parents and children, dealing with death, young heroes, friends ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: 14 years after third impact, Ikari Shinji awakens to a world he does not remember. He hasn't aged. Much of Earth is laid in ruins, Nerv has been dismantled, and people who he once protected have turned against him. Befriending the enigmatic ...
Style: psychological, futuristic, atmospheric, bleak, surreal ...
Plot: space travel, androids and robots, apocalypse, imaginary, save the world, future dystopia, worldwide chaos, young heroes, danger, life is a bitch, society, father son relationship ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.4
 480
Broken Saints (2003)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 720 min.
Story: In the quiet corners of the globe, four strangers – a cynical American programmer, an aging Japanese priest, a troubled Arabic mercenary and a mysterious Fijian girl – receive a series of chilling apocalyptic visions. Desperate to understand ...
Style: saga, serious, mind bending, offbeat, bleak ...
Plot: cyberspace, religions or cults, future dystopia, curses spells and rituals, danger, partners, destiny, chaos, society, escapades, imaginary, mystery ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.8
 3K
Princess (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Denmark, Germany
Duration: 82 min.
Story: The story of August who loses his beloved sister Christina, a former porn star known as The Princess. He adopts Christina's five-year-old daughter Mia. Weighed down by grief and guilt, August breaks down and with Mia in tow, he embarks on a ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: child abuse, family problems, life is a bitch, crimes, death in the family, rivalry, addiction, clergy, vigilantism, social issues, drug abuse, child in peril ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Blood Tea and Red String (2006)
Genre: Animation, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 71 min.
Story: A handmade stop-motion fairy tale for adults that tells the tale of the struggle between the aristocratic White Mice and the rustic Creatures Who Dwell Under the Oak over the doll of their heart's desire.
Style: stylized, atmospheric, semi serious, surreal, puppet animation ...
Plot: imaginary kingdom, obsession, animal life, fall in love, escapades, society, rich and poor, rescue, mouse, doll, obsessive quest, cards ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%