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, serious, surreal, offbeat, stylized
Plot: benign alien, dealing with death, homecoming, imaginary, unfulfillment, human nature, singleness, death in the family, family problems, teacher, young woman, wine, single woman, elevator, birthday present, telephone call, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, scarf, photograph, grief, dead father, extraterrestrial, elevator operator, piano teacher ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century

Most similar movies to The Toe Tactic

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, stylized, atmospheric and surreal films with plots about imaginary, society, hopes, surrealism, youth, storytelling 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: serious, gloomy, realistic, surreal, offbeat ...
Plot: unemployment, introspection, hollywood, self discovery, cause and meaning, small town, society, unfulfillment, friendship, twentysomething life, religions or cults, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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: psychological, atmospheric, serious, surreal, stylized
Plot: urban, introspection, postmodernism, unfulfilled love, artists and showbiz, love and romance, romance, fall in love, city life, young lovers, cause and meaning, unfulfillment
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ 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, serious, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: human animal relationship, dog, german shepherd, pets, rescue, friendship, friends, wounded animal, motorcycle with a sidecar, old man, dog movie, cartoon dog ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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: serious, realistic, touching, gloomy, stylized
Plot: buddhism, taxi driver, surrealism, happiness, dealing with death, urban, workplace situations, life turned upside down, workplace, radio dj, flashback, mother ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, naples italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Movie in collections
 7.8
 57K
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: stylized, talky, surreal, clever, serious ...
Plot: philosophy, existentialism, dream, imagination, nightmare, human nature, hopes, parallel world, free will, freedom, imaginary, supernatural ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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: surreal, semi serious, offbeat, psychological, stylized ...
Plot: mental illness, imaginary, redemption, escapades, hopes, family relations, mental health, depression
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 7.1
 3K
The Prophet (2014)
Genre: Animation, Drama
Country: USA, France, Canada, Lebanon, Qatar
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: serious, realistic, offbeat, stylized
Plot: cause and meaning, introspection, hopes, wise man, wisdom of life
Time: 20s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, atmospheric, stylized
Plot: murder, laboratory, supernatural ability, future dystopia, society, a vision, neurology, offscreen killing, confusion, medical student, wallpaper, corporation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: medical school
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Movie in collections
 5.4
 159
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: emotional, serious, surreal, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, young lovers, human spirit, romance, fall in love, urban, love affair, hopes, love and romance, immigrants, self discovery, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.5
 16K
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, stylized, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: postmodernism, actor's life, artists and showbiz, imaginary, society, aging, innocence lost, moral dilemma, parents and children, child illness, future dystopia, parallel world ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Death of a Superhero (2011)
Genre: Animation, Drama
Country: Germany, Ireland
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A dying 15-year-old boy draws stories of an invincible superhero as he struggles with his mortality.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, sincere, realistic
Plot: terminal illness, youth, dealing with death, human spirit, family problems, life is a bitch, child illness, family in crisis, coming of age, hopes, superhero, hair loss ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.8
 526
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: serious, stylized, suspenseful, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: clergy, cons and scams, society, village, village life, dishonesty, social relations
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.5
 4K
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, stylized, psychological, touching, inspirational ...
Audience: teens
Plot: reincarnation, dealing with death, school life, supernatural, suicide, one more chance, memory loss, brother brother relationship, parents and children, everyday life, rebirth, slice of life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Institute Benjamenta, or This Dream That One Calls Human Life (1995)
Genre: Animation, Drama
Country: UK, Japan, Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Jakob arrives at the Institute Benjamenta (run by brother and sister Johannes and Lisa Benjamenta) to learn to become a servant. With seven other men, he studies under Lisa: absurd lessons of movement, drawing circles, and servility. He asks for a ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: crimes, boarding school, love and romance, society, family relations, power relations, master and servant, mind game, love triangle, surrealism, siblings relations, boarding school life ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: dark humor, surreal, atmospheric, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: immortality, surrealism, hospital, nightmare, illness, divorced parents, mental illness, introspection, mental instability, death of parent, hopes, direction and purpose ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: rough, serious, stylized, realistic
Plot: bully, haunted by the past, high school, human nature, youth, high school life, teenage life, life is a bitch, society, social relations, sexual harassment, classroom ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: atmospheric, serious, stylized, touching
Plot: brother, dog, imaginary kingdom, coming of age, village, imaginary, youth, single parent, village life, family relations, friends, change of luck
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 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: serious, atmospheric, stylized, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: surrealism, haunted by the past, rotoscoping, mysterious character, mystery, social misfits, uncover truth, crimes, misfit, society, life is a bitch, axe ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1989
Place: czechoslovakia, czech republic, prague, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Movie in collections
 7.1
 724
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, semi serious, surreal, stylized, humorous
Plot: infidelity, dishonesty, couple relations, imaginary, love and romance, couples, disgraced, electricity, suicide thoughts, upside down view, machine, public restroom ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Approved for Adoption (2012)
Genre: Animation, Biography, Drama, Family
Country: France, Belgium, South Korea, Switzerland
Duration: 70 min.
Story: This remarkable animated documentary traces the unconventional upbringing of the filmmaker Jung Henin, one of thousands of Korean children adopted by Western families after the end of the Korean War. It is the story of a boy stranded between two ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sentimental, stylized ...
Plot: orphan, introspection, haunted by the past, homecoming, hopes, obsessive quest, self discovery, artists and showbiz, drawing, child, brother sister relationship, part animation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea, seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: semi serious, atmospheric, surreal, offbeat, captivating ...
Plot: artists and showbiz, imaginary, music, disorder, fantasy becomes reality, pop music, part animation, surrealism
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Journey to Agartha (2011)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, 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: sentimental, gloomy, serious, captivating, touching
Plot: adventure, parallel world, dealing with death, death in the family, supernatural, teenage life, imaginary, back from the dead, radio, rescue mission, female protagonist, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.5
 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, serious, offbeat ...
Plot: surrealism, supernatural ability, puppet, philosophy, clay, devil, deal with the devil, redemption, occult, play, magic, master ...
Place: prague, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.7
 3K
$9.99 (2008)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Australia, Israel
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: surreal, offbeat, semi serious, humorous, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: human nature, introspection, hopes, social misfits, self discovery, society, loneliness, suicide, male nudity, break up, father son relationship, meaning of life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, san francisco, israel, new orleans, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.5
 473
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: serious, stylized, mind bending, atmospheric, futuristic ...
Plot: apocalypse, destiny, future dystopia, danger, escapades, mystery, imaginary, partners, chaos, curses spells and rituals, religions or cults, society ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.6
 3K
Wrinkles (2011)
Genre: Animation, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Based on Paco Roca's comic of the same title (2008 Spanish National Comic Prize), WRINKLES is a 2D animated feature-length film for an adult audience. Wrinkles portrays the friendship between Emilio and Miguel, two aged gentlemen shut away in a ...
Style: semi serious, touching, realistic, humorous, sentimental
Plot: retirement home life, friendship, golden years, aging, retirement home, elderly, friends, wristwatch, bell tower, wallet, old age, alzheimer's disease ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, spain
⇓ 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: atmospheric, semi serious, offbeat, surreal, stylized ...
Plot: imaginary kingdom, mouse, obsessive quest, rescue, rich and poor, animal life, escapades, imaginary, society, obsession, fall in love, cards ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.3
 3K
Lunacy (2005)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Horror
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Loosely based on two short stories by Edgar Allan Poe and inspired by the works of the Marquis de Sade. In 19th century France a young man is plagued by nightmares in which he is dragged off to a madhouse. On the journey back from his mother’s ...
Style: offbeat, serious, rough, surreal, atmospheric ...
Plot: mental institution, blasphemy, faked death, gory, social misfits, doctors and patients, psychopath, society, sexual abuse, curses spells and rituals, haunted by the past, imaginary kingdom ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, czech republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.7
 171K
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: gothic, surreal, scary, dark, stylized ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: parallel world, adventure, parents and children, danger, family, save the day, young heroes, neighbor, estate, family relations, dream, rescue ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oregon, usa, michigan, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: semi serious, humorous, exciting, twists and turns, serious
Audience: girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: vampire, on the road, adventure, track down, destiny, parallel world, chases and races, supernatural, escapades, imaginary, youth, supernatural ability ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%