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, unfulfillment, homecoming, 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 stylized, serious, atmospheric and realistic films with plots about hopes, imaginary, society, surrealism, youth, death and storytelling 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, mind bending, sincere, atmospheric, offbeat ...
Plot: unemployment, self discovery, introspection, society, materialism, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, twentysomething life, hopes, hollywood, friends, cause and meaning ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 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: realistic, sincere, stylized, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: german shepherd, human animal relationship, dog, friendship, pets, wounded animal, friends, rescue, cartoon dog, motorcycle, dog movie, typewriter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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: atmospheric, serious, stylized, surreal, psychological
Plot: postmodernism, young lovers, urban, introspection, romance, city life, artists and showbiz, cause and meaning, unfulfilled love, fall in love, unfulfillment, love and romance
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ 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, stylized, gloomy, touching, realistic
Plot: happiness, surrealism, taxi driver, buddhism, radio dj, urban, life turned upside down, workplace, dealing with death, workplace situations, lava, flashback ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, naples italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 7.8
 58K
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, clever, offbeat, surreal, talky ...
Plot: philosophy, existentialism, nightmare, dream, imagination, lifestyle, imaginary, twentysomething life, hopes, supernatural, daydreamer, encounter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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: psychological, surreal, touching, offbeat, stylized ...
Plot: mental illness, family relations, redemption, imaginary, hopes, escapades, mental health, depression
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 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: offbeat, realistic, stylized, serious
Plot: wise man, introspection, hopes, wisdom of life, cause and meaning
Time: 20th century, 20s
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 5.0
 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: realistic, uplifting, surreal, gloomy, offbeat ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, hopes, self discovery, youth, misfit, urban, young lovers, human spirit, family problems, love affair, love and romance, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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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: atmospheric, stylized, offbeat
Plot: murder, future dystopia, supernatural ability, laboratory, society, dream, medical examination, wallpaper, corporation, ghost, microchip, medical student ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: medical school
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 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, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: one last job, parallel world, society, actor's life, aging, lifestyle, moral dilemma, fictional reality, under the surface, cause and meaning, escape from reality, filmmaking ...
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, realistic, sincere, emotional, serious
Plot: terminal illness, youth, family in crisis, hopes, human spirit, family problems, coming of age, life is a bitch, dealing with death, child illness, superhero, hair loss ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.8
 560
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: thought provoking, suspenseful, realistic, stylized, serious ...
Plot: village, clergy, cons and scams, village life, social relations, dishonesty, society
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, korea
⇓ 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, stylized, inspirational, psychological, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: reincarnation, one more chance, dealing with death, school life, supernatural, suicide, memory loss, brother brother relationship, everyday life, parents and children, back from the dead, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: immortality, surrealism, hospital, nightmare, illness, divorced parents, mental illness, hopes, introspection, direction and purpose, death of parent, mental instability ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, life is a bitch, human nature, high school life, society, social relations, teenage life, killing a cat, business card ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, korea, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, suspenseful, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: family relations, boarding school life, crimes, master and servant, love and romance, siblings relations, society, mind game, power relations, love triangle, boarding school, haunted by the past ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, england, tokyo
⇓ 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: stylized, serious, atmospheric, touching
Plot: dog, brother, youth, single parent, coming of age, village, friends, imaginary, village life, imaginary kingdom, change of luck, family relations
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 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: realistic, gloomy, serious, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: surrealism, social misfits, mysterious character, mystery, uncover truth, life is a bitch, crimes, misfit, society, haunted by the past, axe, rotoscoping ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1989
Place: czechoslovakia, prague, czech republic, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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, touching, serious, captivating
Plot: adventure, radio, back from the dead, parallel world, teenage life, death in the family, imaginary, dealing with death, supernatural, coming of age, escape attempt, female protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.0
 742
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, stylized, semi serious, humorous
Plot: infidelity, disgraced, imaginary, love and romance, couple relations, dishonesty, couples, hat, car falls into water, bank note, thunderstorm, ice cream ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 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: surreal, gothic, scary, bleak, stylized ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: parallel world, dark fantasy, adventure, danger, parents and children, family, save the day, loneliness, young heroes, imagination, neighbor, secret place ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oregon, usa, michigan, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: stylized, atmospheric, semi serious, surreal, gloomy ...
Plot: music, artists and showbiz, imaginary, disorder, fantasy becomes reality, pop music, part animation, surrealism
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ 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, stylized, serious, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: orphan, homecoming, introspection, obsessive quest, hopes, artists and showbiz, self discovery, haunted by the past, parent child relationship, korean war, child, drawing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia, seoul
⇓ 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, offbeat, psychological ...
Plot: surrealism, deal with the devil, philosophy, clay, puppet, supernatural ability, devil, love and romance, wish come true, heroes, destructive relationship, hopes ...
Place: prague, europe, 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: surreal, humorous, gloomy, offbeat, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hopes, introspection, society, human nature, self discovery, social misfits, loneliness, suicide, break up, male nudity, meaning of life, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, san francisco, israel, new orleans, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Illusionist (2010)
Genre: Animation, Drama
Country: France, UK
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Scotland, late 1950s. A struggling illusionist visits an isolated community and meets a young lady who is convinced that he is a real magician.
Style: stylized, touching, sentimental, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: preschoolers
Plot: magical, magician, friendship, loneliness, coming of age, age difference, odd couple, french, art, stage, imagination, mentor ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, year 1959
Place: england, france, scotland, edinburgh scotland, glasgow scotland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.6
 4K
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: touching, sentimental, realistic, humorous, semi serious
Plot: retirement home life, friendship, aging, retirement home, elderly, golden years, friends, old age, alzheimer's disease, roommate, senior citizen, swimming pool ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.4
 475
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: futuristic, suspenseful, offbeat, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: mystery, imaginary, future dystopia, escapades, society, curses spells and rituals, apocalypse, cyberspace, partners, destiny, chaos, creator ...
Place: japan
⇓ 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: semi serious, atmospheric, stylized, surreal, offbeat ...
Plot: imaginary kingdom, cards, society, obsession, rich and poor, fall in love, escapades, imaginary, obsessive quest, rescue, animal life, mouse ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: exciting, twists and turns, semi serious, humorous, serious
Audience: pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: vampire, investigation, mutant, friendship, chases and races, imaginary, friends, social relations, high school life, parallel world, destiny, supernatural ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%