Movies like The Illusionist 2010

If you like "The Illusionist" you are looking for stylized, touching and sentimental movies about / with loneliness, magical, magician, friendship, coming of age, artists and showbiz and odd couple themes of Animation, Drama and Fantasy genre shot in France or UK.
Find your next favorite and similar movies in two steps: 1. Identify all themes of interest from this film (block below). 2. Look for them in the presented list.
The Illusionist (2010)
 7.5
 34K
The Illusionist (2010)
Original name: L'illusionniste
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy
Country: France, UK, USA
Duration: 90 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, visually appealing, unusual plot structure, heartbreaking, atmospheric, emotional ...
Audience: preschoolers
Plot: loneliness, magical, magician, friendship, coming of age, artists and showbiz, odd couple, french, age difference, art, stage, frustration, imagination, mentor, life philosophy, character study, transformation, bittersweet, youth, friends, performer's life, hopes, fan, performance, naivete ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, year 1959
Place: england, paris france, france, scotland, london, big ben london, edinburgh scotland ...

Movie in categories

loneliness movies
4765
magical movies
175
magician movies
337
england movies
3307
stylized movies
7969
friendship movies
13943
touching movies
9316

Most similar movies to The Illusionist

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, weird, visually appealing and melancholic films with plots about loneliness, storytelling, mentor, friendship, fantasy world, runaway and childhood mostly in Animation, Drama and Fantasy genres. Some movies like The Illusionist: Mary and Max (2009), Grave of the Fireflies (1988), The Triplets of Belleville (2003), 5 Centimeters Per Second (2007), The Red Turtle (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.1
 165K
Mary and Max (2009)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A tale of friendship between two unlikely pen pals: Mary, a lonely, eight-year-old girl living in the suburbs of Melbourne, and Max, a forty-four-year old, severely obese man living in New York. In the mid-1970's, a homely, friendless ...
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, sentimental, stylized ...
Plot: loneliness, social misfits, friendship, letter, depression, correspondence, unlikely friendships, neighbor, asperger's syndrome, mental illness, suffering, young woman ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: australia, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Grave of the Fireflies (1988)
Genre: Animation, Drama, War
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In the final months of World War II, 14-year-old Seita and his sister Setsuko are orphaned when their mother is killed during an air raid in Kobe, Japan. After a falling out with their aunt, they move into an abandoned bomb shelter. With no ...
Style: touching, heartbreaking, stylized, harsh, depressing ...
Plot: orphan, siblings relations, survival, world war two, hunger, hiding place, death of parent, loss of parent, bomb, theft, war, homelessness ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1945
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Triplets of Belleville (2003)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Belgium, Canada, UK, Latvia, USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: When her grandson is kidnapped during the Tour de France, Madame Souza and her beloved pooch Bruno team up with the Belleville Sisters--an aged song-and-dance team from the days of Fred Astaire--to rescue him.
Style: offbeat, surreal, humorous, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: kidnapping, dog, adventure, french, mafia, friendship, rescue, escapades, danger, championship, old woman, boy ...
Time: 1930s
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
5 Centimeters Per Second (2007)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 63 min.
Story: Takaki and Akari are two classmates in elementary school. During their time together they have become close friends. Their relationship is tested when Akari moves to another city because of her parents' jobs. Both of them struggle to keep their ...
Style: touching, emotional, scenic, sad, romantic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, love and romance, teenage love, train, young lovers, lovers apart, hopes, friendship, love, letter, first love, life philosophy ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, 2000s ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.5
 32K
The Red Turtle (2016)
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy
Country: France, Belgium, Japan, USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The dialogue-less film follows the major life stages of a castaway on a deserted tropical island populated by turtles, crabs and birds.
Style: atmospheric, meditative, enigmatic, colourful, bleak ...
Plot: desert island, deserted island, loneliness, raft, castaway, sea turtle, flood, survival, isolation, island, solitude, nature ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Howl's Moving Castle (2004)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: When Sophie, a shy young woman, is cursed with an old body by a spiteful witch, her only chance of breaking the spell lies with a self-indulgent yet insecure young wizard and his companions in his legged, walking home.
Style: touching, fairy tale, atmospheric, captivating, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: witch, self discovery, adventure, imaginary, magical, curses spells and rituals, supernatural ability, wizards and magicians, fantasy world, love and romance, fall in love, demon ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (2013)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Found inside a shining stalk of bamboo by an old bamboo cutter and his wife, a tiny girl grows rapidly into an exquisite young lady. The mysterious young princess enthralls all who encounter her - but ultimately she must confront her fate, the ...
Style: touching, atmospheric, stylized, melancholic, colourful ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: princess, emperor, coming of age, parents and children, friendship, family relations, youth, japanese woman, adolescence, female protagonist, dream, falling from height ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 ⇓
31%
Movie in collections
french movies
1085
art movies
art
2037
50s movies
50s
1220
 7.6
 27K
Only Yesterday (1991)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: It’s 1982, and Taeko is 27 years old, unmarried, and has lived her whole life in Tokyo. She decides to visit her family in the countryside, and as the train travels through the night, memories flood back of her younger years: the first immature ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, atmospheric, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: childhood, countryside, introspection, twentysomething life, friendship, folk music, village life, deadend life, adolescence, childhood memory, self discovery, flowers ...
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 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 ⇓
30%
The little prince (2015)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: France, Canada, Italy, USA, China
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Based on the best-seller book 'The Little Prince', the movie tells the story of a little girl that lives with resignation in a world where efficiency and work are the only dogmas. Everything will change when accidentally she discovers her ...
Style: fairy tale, stylized, colourful, semi serious, touching ...
Audience: preschoolers, family outing
Plot: adventure, life philosophy, imaginary, friends, philosophy, little girl, surrealism, self discovery, little boy, escapades, imaginary kingdom, social differences ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Secret World of Arrietty (2010)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: 14-year-old Arrietty and the rest of the Clock family live in peaceful anonymity as they make their own home from items "borrowed" from the house's human inhabitants. However, life changes for the Clocks when a human boy discovers ...
Style: touching, colourful, scenic, fairy tale, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: friendship, mysterious character, magical, miniature person, family, midget, adventure, parallel world, childhood, friends, maid, daring rescue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 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 ⇓
29%
Ernest & Celestine (2012)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: France, Belgium, Luxembourg, USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Celestine is a little mouse trying to avoid a dental career; Ernest is a big bear craving an artistic outlet. When Celestine meets Ernest, they overcome their natural enmity by forging a life of crime together.
Style: sentimental, feel good, touching, uplifting, sincere ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: mouse, friendship, prejudice, musician, goodhearted, bear, supportive friend, odd couple, life turned upside down, dentist, talking animals, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
My Neighbor Totoro (1988)
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Two sisters move to the country with their father in order to be closer to their hospitalized mother, and discover the surrounding trees are inhabited by Totoros, magical spirits of the forest. When the youngest runs away from home, the older sister ...
Style: feel good, offbeat, fairy tale, sweet, atmospheric ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: countryside, magical, adventure, teaching the ways of the world, imaginary, siblings relations, friendship, legends and myths, parents and children, family, supernatural, young heroes ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 ⇓
28%
The Good Dinosaur (2015)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An epic journey into the world of dinosaurs where an Apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend.
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, touching, scenic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: dinosaur, adventure, friendship, family, unlikely partners, friends, computer animation, partners, escapades, meteor, waterfall, meteorite ...
Time: prehistory
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Boy and the Beast (2015)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Kyuta, a boy living in Shibuya, and Kumatetsu, a lonesome beast from Jutengai, an imaginary world. One day, Kyuta forays into the imaginary world and, as he's looking for his way back, meets Kumatetsu who becomes his spirit guide. That ...
Style: touching, breathtaking, interesting, stylized, intense ...
Plot: training, beast, mentor, orphan, destiny, father son relationship, transformation, friendship, martial arts, loneliness, good versus evil, fantasy world ...
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Movie in collections
 7.7
 126K
Ponyo (2008)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The son of a sailor, 5-year old Sosuke lives a quiet life on an oceanside cliff with his mother Lisa. One fateful day, he finds a beautiful goldfish trapped in a bottle on the beach and upon rescuing her, names her Ponyo. But she is no ordinary ...
Style: touching, sweet, scenic, atmospheric, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: mermaid, friendship, magical, fish, transformation, adventure, princess, ocean or sea, ocean, obsessive quest, imaginary kingdom, magic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.3
 26K
Pom Poko (1994)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The Raccoons of the Tama Hills are being forced from their homes by the rapid development of houses and shopping malls. As it becomes harder to find food and shelter, they decide to band together and fight back. The Raccoons practice and perfect the ...
Style: humorous, stylized, semi serious, allegory, weird ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: animals, transformation, environmentalism, anthropomorphism, animal, testicles, deforestation, japanese mythology, environment, heroes, good versus evil, escapades ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Last Unicorn (1982)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, France, West Germany, Japan, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: From a riddle-speaking butterfly, a unicorn learns that she is supposedly the last of her kind, all the others having been herded away by the Red Bull. The unicorn sets out to discover the truth behind the butterfly's words. She is eventually ...
Style: exciting, feel good, touching, light, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: unicorn, magic, adventure, good versus evil, dragon, wizards and magicians, rescue, friendship, prince, danger, heroic mission, heroes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Kiki's Delivery Service (1989)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A young witch, on her mandatory year of independent life, finds fitting into a new community difficult while she supports herself by running an air courier service.
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, colourful, twists and turns ...
Audience: family outing, teens, pre-teens, kids
Plot: witch, adventure, self discovery, friendship, supernatural ability, young heroes, cat, coming of age, friends, wizards and magicians, talking animals, talking cat ...
Place: europe, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 8.1
 620K
Inside Out (2015)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it's no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions - Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness. ...
Style: emotional, cerebral, inspirational, motivational, touching ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family, life philosophy, disney, childhood, happy ending, family relations, coming of age, memory, imaginary, joy, creativity, dream ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: san francisco, minnesota, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Movie in collections
The Garden of Words (2013)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 46 min.
Story: Takao, who is training to become a shoemaker, skipped school and is sketching shoes in a Japanese-style garden. He meets a mysterious woman, Yukino, who is older than him. Then, without arranging the times, the two start to see each other again and ...
Style: touching, romantic, colourful, atmospheric, sweet ...
Plot: rain, older woman younger man relationship, chance meeting, unlikely couple, love and romance, teen romance, grownups, youth, age difference, shyness, teen angst, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 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 ⇓
26%
 7.8
 74K
The Wind Rises (2013)
Genre: Animation, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Japan, France, USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A lifelong love of flight inspires Japanese aviation engineer Jiro Horikoshi, whose storied career includes the creation of the A-6M World War II fighter plane.
Style: touching, stylized, atmospheric, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: tuberculosis, hopes, love, earthquake, world war two, dreams, follow your dream, inventions and discoveries, love and romance, letter, airplane, great depression ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 1940s, 40s, 20s ...
Place: japan, asia, germany, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Song of the Sea (2014)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Ireland, Denmark, Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Japan, USA, UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The story of the last Seal Child’s journey home. After their mother’s disappearance, Ben and Saoirse are sent to live with Granny in the city. When they resolve to return to their home by the sea, their journey becomes a race against time as ...
Style: captivating, touching, colourful, emotional, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, lighthouse, young heroes, supernatural, supernatural ability, mythical creature, curses spells and rituals, ocean or sea, legends and myths, danger, lighthouse keeper, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: ireland, europe, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 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 ⇓
25%
Tokyo Godfathers (2003)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: One Christmas Eve three people, a middle-aged alcoholic named Gin, a former drag queen Hana and a dependent runaway girl Miyuki, discover an abandoned newborn while looking through the garbage.
Style: touching, emotional, semi serious, sentimental, feel good ...
Plot: holiday, christmas, family relations, homeless, adventure, eccentric family, parents and children, friends, life is a bitch, youth, heist, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 8.4
 198K
Your Name (2016)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 106 min.
Story: High schoolers Mitsuha and Taki are complete strangers living separate lives. But one night, they suddenly switch places. Mitsuha wakes up in Taki’s body, and he in hers. This bizarre occurrence continues to happen randomly, and the two must ...
Style: romantic, touching, captivating, surprise ending, sentimental ...
Plot: body swapping, romance, time travel, school, girl, love, star crossed lovers, supernatural, boy, schoolgirl, destiny, race against time ...
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%