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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, stylized, offbeat
Plot: family problems, imaginary, human nature, death in the family, dealing with death, homecoming, unfulfillment, single woman, mother daughter relationship, teacher, singleness, benign alien, female director, young woman, wine, elevator, photograph, father daughter relationship, guitar, grief, piano, birthday present, extraterrestrial, piano teacher, polaroid ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary

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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, society, hopes, surrealism, friendship, flashback and self discovery mostly in Animation, Drama and Fantasy genres. Some movies like The Toe Tactic: Glitch in the Grid (2011), My Dog Tulip (2009), Waking Life (2001), The Art of Happiness (2013), 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, psychological, sincere, atmospheric ...
Plot: unemployment, friends, society, hopes, friendship, self discovery, introspection, artists and showbiz, small town, materialism, bad trip, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles, northern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.9
 2K
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: sincere, atmospheric, touching, realistic, serious ...
Plot: german shepherd, dog, pets, wounded animal, friendship, rescue, memoir, dog movie, human animal relationship, bittersweet, friends, female director ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ 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: experimental, surreal, stylized, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: introspection, young lovers, city life, unfulfilled love, romance, love and romance, fall in love, cause and meaning, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, postmodernism, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 7.8
 61K
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: philosophical, stylized, surreal, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: existentialism, philosophy, lifestyle, bohemian life, human nature, imaginary, daydreamer, computer animation, nightmare, satire, life after death, reincarnation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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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: touching, serious, contemplative, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: buddhism, surrealism, taxi driver, life turned upside down, workplace situations, workplace, dream, brother brother relationship, happiness, dealing with death, radio dj, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, naples italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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: humorous, psychological, atmospheric, stylized, surreal ...
Plot: strong female presence, depression, women, mental illness, redemption, family relations, hopes, imaginary, mental health, escapades, female director
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Journey to Agartha (2011)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
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, suspense ...
Plot: adventure, parallel world, imaginary, radio, dealing with death, death in the family, teenage life, back from the dead, supernatural, escape attempt, secret, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 7.8
 8K
Mind Game (2004)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan, USA
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, humorous, touching ...
Plot: self discovery, dealing with death, adventure, hopes, supernatural, danger, righting the wronged, family relations, family in danger, old love, siblings relations, imaginary ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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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: stylized, atmospheric, controversial, experimental, contemplative ...
Plot: murder, parkinson's disease, supernatural ability, future dystopia, computer animation, society, corporation, offscreen killing, ghost, scientific experiment, a vision, laboratory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.5
 17K
The Congress (2013)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Israel, Germany, Poland, Luxembourg, Belgium, France, USA, India
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: mind bending, thought provoking, futuristic, surreal, philosophical ...
Plot: lifestyle, actor's life, parallel world, child illness, moral dilemma, one last job, escape from reality, cyberspace, aging, life is a bitch, society, parents and children ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.4
 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, stylized, inspirational, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: reincarnation, dealing with death, school life, supernatural, one more chance, suicide, memory loss, parents and children, everyday life, brother brother relationship, bittersweet, back from the dead ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: serious, realistic, rough, stylized
Plot: haunted by the past, bully, high school, human nature, teenage life, society, youth, life is a bitch, bullying, class differences, reunited friends, humiliation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 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: uplifting, serious, emotional, touching, fairy tale ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, self discovery, love affair, human spirit, youth, love and romance, immigrants, parents and children, fall in love, young lovers, hopes, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, atmospheric, serious, touching
Plot: brother, friends, youth, imaginary kingdom, imaginary, coming of age, friendship, parallel world, single parent, village life, village, change of luck ...
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: semi serious, surreal, dark humor, humorous, cynical ...
Plot: bar, good versus evil, supernatural ability, human nature, moral dilemma, supernatural, disorder, save the lady, no dialogue, angel, sexual content
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.9
 663
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, society, cons and scams, clergy, village, homecoming, released from prison, family relations, danger, social relations, dishonesty, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: gloomy, stylized, atmospheric, offbeat, surreal ...
Plot: imaginary, music, artists and showbiz, disorder, female director, pop music, fantasy becomes reality, surrealism, part animation
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.1
 4K
The Prophet (2014)
Genre: Animation, Drama
Country: Qatar, France, Lebanon, Canada, USA, Ireland, UK
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, sincere, tragic ending, scenic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: wise man, wisdom of life, introspection, friendship, single mother, painter, girl, mute child, healing, house arrest, fantasizing, hopes ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 7.0
 851
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: stylized, humorous, semi serious, surreal, offbeat
Plot: couples, infidelity, couple relations, imaginary, love, disgraced, computer animation, love and romance, dishonesty, cheating, jealousy, sexual content ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, thought provoking, atmospheric, humorous, philosophical ...
Plot: illness, surrealism, nightmare, hospital, divorced parents, introspection, hopes, direction and purpose, mental illness, mental disorder, mental instability, immortality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Approved for Adoption (2012)
Genre: Animation, Biography, Drama, Family
Country: France, Belgium, South Korea, Switzerland, USA
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, sentimental, stylized, touching, realistic ...
Plot: orphan, self discovery, haunted by the past, hopes, obsessive quest, introspection, homecoming, adoption, adopted son, parent child relationship, part animation, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: seoul, asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, puppet animation ...
Plot: imaginary kingdom, obsession, society, escapades, rescue, animal life, fall in love, rich and poor, mouse, doll, cards, obsessive quest ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Piano Tuner of EarthQuakes (2005)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Music, Mystery, Romance
Country: Germany, UK, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Dark fairytale about a demonic doctor who abducts a beautiful opera singer with designs on transforming her into a mechanical nightingale.
Style: disturbing, atmospheric, serious, bleak, stylized ...
Plot: kidnapping, rescue, fall in love, danger, murder, love and romance, imaginary, mysterious character, deadly, mad scientist, androids and robots, estate ...
Time: 19th century
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 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: rough, disturbing, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: child abuse, social issues, family problems, vigilantism, death in the family, addiction, clergy, life is a bitch, crimes, rivalry, drug abuse, brother sister relationship ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, semi serious, humorous, twists and turns
Audience: girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: supernatural, high school life, supernatural ability, imaginary, mutant, youth, vampire, adventure, treasure hunt, friendship, teenage life, self discovery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
When Marnie Was There (2014)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Mystery
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Upon being sent to live with relatives in the countryside due to an illness, an emotionally distant adolescent girl becomes obsessed with an abandoned mansion and infatuated with a girl who lives there - a girl who may or may not be real.
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, childhood, countryside, teenage life, loneliness, self discovery, young girl, dream, estate, village, photograph, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia, hokkaido, tokyo, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 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: atmospheric, tense, captivating, psychological, serious ...
Plot: surrealism, mysterious character, uncover truth, haunted by the past, crimes, society, murder, social misfits, life is a bitch, mystery, misfit, axe ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1989
Place: czechoslovakia, prague, czech republic, poland, central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Motel Life (2012)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A pair of working-class brothers flee their Reno Motel after getting involved in a fatal hit-and-run accident.
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, rough, road movie ...
Plot: on the run, introspection, working class, siblings relations, family relations, hit and run, life turned upside down, family problems, social misfits, life is a bitch, sibling relationship, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: nevada, usa, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 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, touching, contemplative ...
Audience: teens
Plot: self discovery, society, hopes, social misfits, introspection, human nature, loneliness, meaning of life, apartment building, life philosophy, female director, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, san francisco, israel, new orleans, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, atmospheric, bleak, surreal, futuristic ...
Plot: space travel, androids and robots, future dystopia, imaginary, save the world, society, young heroes, life is a bitch, escapades, worldwide chaos, danger, apocalypse ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%