Movies like Mind Game

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Mind Game (2004)
 7.8
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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, humorous, touching, exciting, offbeat, gloomy, semi serious, weird ...
Plot: self discovery, adventure, supernatural, family relations, hopes, danger, family in danger, dealing with death, righting the wronged, couples, imaginary, old love, siblings relations, changing the past or future, fictional reality, heaven, miraculous event, couple relations, heaven and hell, childhood sweetheart, introspection, escapades, new love, cruelty, surrealism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia, tokyo

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Most similar movies to Mind Game

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out stylized, atmospheric, humorous and weird films with plots about imaginary, adventure, escapades, mentor, culture clash, danger and storytelling mostly in Animation, Fantasy and Comedy genres. Some movies like Mind Game: Hells (2008), Dead Leaves (2004), Monkeybone (2001), Tokyo Godfathers (2003), A Letter to Momo (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Hells (2008)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Amagane Rinne had an accident and died while hurrying to school. She suddenly arrived in an awkward school... in Hell, filled with demons. While she is struggling and wishing to go back to the world whence she came from, she makes friends with her ...
Style: humorous, atmospheric, captivating, entertaining, rough ...
Plot: demon, adventure, supernatural, teenage life, dark humor, danger, escapades, school, dead, the underworld, afterlife, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
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100%
 7.2
 4K
Dead Leaves (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 55 min.
Story: Pandy and Retro awaken naked on Earth with no recollection of their past. They embark on a crime spree in search of food and clothing, but are captured by authorities and sent to the infamous lunar penitentiary named Dead Leaves.
Style: futuristic, surreal, humorous, atmospheric, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, adventure, future dystopia, rescue, good versus evil, heroic mission, survival, escapades, superhero, cloning, imaginary, robot ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.8
 17K
Monkeybone (2001)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After a car crash sends repressed cartoonist Stu Miley (Fraser) into a coma, he and the mischievous Monkeybone, his hilariously horny alter-ego, wake up in a wacked-out waystation for lost souls. When Monkeybone takes over Stu's body and ...
Style: humorous, not serious, stylized, absurd, funny ...
Audience: date night, family outing, teens
Plot: parallel world, goofy hero, imaginary, surrealism, hospital, monkey, alternate reality, body swapping, dreams, organ donation, supernatural, escapades ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Tokyo Godfathers (2003)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 92 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, sentimental, feel good, semi serious ...
Plot: holiday, christmas, adventure, friends, parents and children, life is a bitch, family relations, homeless, female impersonator, baby, eccentric family, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (2013)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
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, children, dream ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
A Letter to Momo (2011)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Clinging to an unfinished letter written by her recently deceased father, young Momo moves with her mother from bustling Tokyo to the remote Japanese island of Shio. Upon their arrival, she begins to explore her new habitat, meeting local children ...
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, stylized, captivating
Audience: family outing
Plot: supernatural, family relations, teenage life, ghost, island, starting over, self discovery, imaginary character, life turned upside down, parents and children, youth, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ 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: 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 ⇓
54%
InuYasha the Movie 3: Swords of an Honorable Ruler (2003)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Inuyasha and his brother, Sesshomaru, each inherited a sword from their father after his death. However, their father had a third sword, named Sounga, that he sealed away. Seven hundreds years after his death, Sounga awakens and threatens ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, stylized, humorous
Audience: pre-teens, kids
Plot: good versus evil, heroic mission, young heroes, adventure, youth, supernatural, danger, master warrior, escapades, imaginary, curses spells and rituals, supernatural ability ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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I Married a Strange Person! (1997)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: A newlywed develops a strange lump on his neck that gives him the ability to transform people or objects at will. His wife is very upset. Meanwhile, the CEO of Smilecorp learns of this man and his ability and sees a way to achieve world domination ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, surreal, offbeat, enigmatic ...
Plot: supernatural ability, imaginary, wish come true, couples, surrealism, insanity, absurd humor, creativity, newlyweds, moral ambiguity, dark hero, brutality ...
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Children Who Chase Lost Voices (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, mother daughter relationship, secret ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Naruto the Movie: Legend of the Stone of Gelel (2005)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Naruto, Shikamaru, and Sakura are executing their mission of delivering a lost pet to a certain village. However, right in the midst of things, troops led by the mysterious knight, Temujin, attack them. In the violent battle, the three become ...
Style: exciting, serious, stylized
Plot: ninja, master warrior, young heroes, rescue, heroes, supernatural, heroic mission, danger, good versus evil, adventure, rivalry, imaginary ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Book of Life (2014)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The journey of Manolo, a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart. Before choosing which path to follow, he embarks on an incredible adventure that spans three fantastical worlds where he must ...
Style: exciting, touching, suspenseful, stylized, atmospheric ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: life & death, adventure, hopes, destiny, love and romance, true love, bullfighting, imaginary, fall in love, escapades, love triangle, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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$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, touching, contemplative, adult animation ...
Audience: teens
Plot: self discovery, hopes, society, 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 ⇓
46%
The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When 17-year-old Makoto Konno gains the ability to, quite literally, "leap" backwards through time, she immediately sets about improving her grades and preventing personal mishaps. However, she soon realises that changing the past ...
Style: touching, feel good, twists and turns, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, student, friendship, teenage love, supernatural ability, classmate, teenage girl, high school, school, love, supernatural ...
Time: 21st century, future, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
After School Midnighters (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Houkago Midnighters is about a human anatomical model that comes to life at midnight in a school.
Style: surreal, semi serious, stylized, humorous, offbeat
Plot: computer animation, supernatural, on the run, imaginary, school, motorcycle chase, children, skeleton, chases and races, human skeleton, motorcycle, trio ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 8.1
 41K
Wolf Children (2012)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 117 min.
Story: After her werewolf lover unexpectedly dies in an accident, a woman must find a way to raise the son and daughter that she had with him. However, their inheritance of their father's traits prove to be a challenge for her.
Style: heartbreaking, atmospheric, sweet, colourful, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: werewolf, childhood, family relations, wolf, parents and children, single mother, human becomes animal, social relations, supernatural, school, love, imaginary ...
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.3
 27K
Pom Poko (1994)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
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, animal, anthropomorphism, testicles, deforestation, japanese mythology, environment, suburbs, suburban life, heroic mission ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Rocks in My Pockets (2014)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama
Country: Latvia, USA
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, semi serious ...
Plot: strong female presence, mental illness, depression, women, redemption, imaginary, hopes, family relations, mental health, escapades, female director, artist ...
Place: latvia, ussr, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Robot Carnival (1987)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An anthology of various tales told in various styles with robots being the one common element among them.
Style: anthology, stylized, exciting, futuristic, surreal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: androids and robots, androids, giant robots, giant robot, man versus machine, escapades, a.i., imaginary, killer robot, robot as menace, piloted giant robot, amusement park ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.6
 17K
Memories (1995)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In this anime trilogy, a salvage ship crew happens upon a haunted vessel in Magnetic Rose; a cold tablet turns a lab worker into a biological weapon in Stink Bomb; and an urban populace carries on an endless war with an unseen foe in Cannon Fodder. ...
Style: anthology, surreal, exciting, futuristic, enigmatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: distopia, outer space, space travel, adventure, danger, imaginary, memories, escapades, chaos, life is a bitch, gun, steampunk ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.6
 240
Needless (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: Needless is an action comedy science fiction manga and anime series by Kami Imai. Serialized in Shueisha's seinen magazine Ultra Jump beginning in 2004, an anime adaptation by Madhouse began airing on July 2, 2009.
Style: futuristic, stylized, exciting, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: imaginary, supernatural, chaos and mayhem, apocalypse, danger, supernatural ability, chaos, adventure, future dystopia, heroes, supernatural power, friends ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.6
 13K
Tekkonkinkreet (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Crime, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 111 min.
Story: When mysterious foreign entrepreneurs appear with the intention of tearing down Treasure Town and replacing it with an amusement park, Black and White face their greatest adversaries yet. It is up to the destructive Black to save the fate of the ...
Style: stylized, exciting, enigmatic, colourful, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: good versus evil, friends, adventure, orphan, danger, crimes, flying, heroic mission, mischievous children, heroes, save the day, escapades ...
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.8
 190
Tibetan Dog (2011)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Mystery
Country: Japan, China
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Jiantan is a young boy who has to leave Xi'an after the death of his mother to go deep into the Tibetan prairies to start living with the father he barely remembers. His dad, LaGeBa, is a busy doctor who decided to depart from the city and ...
Style: atmospheric, touching, captivating, emotional, serious ...
Plot: dog, adventure, friendship, friends, coming of age, family relations, parents and children, wilderness, rescue, love, danger, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: tibet, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Ah! My Goddess!: The Movie (2000)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 106 min.
Story: It has been three spring-times since Belldandy came to Earth to grant Keiichi one wish. Things seem to be fine with them while living in the temple with Belldandy's sisters Urd and Skuld, but little do they know that a fallen god from ...
Style: stylized, semi serious, exciting, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: fall in love, supernatural ability, friends, supernatural, love and romance, magic, love, fish out of water, afterlife, escapades, good versus evil, goddess ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.0
 657
Rozen Maiden (2004)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Jun is a total recluse who won't take a step outside his house and only loves online shopping. When Jun winds up a doll that suddenly appears in his room because of his mail-orders tendencies, he has no idea what he's in for. The doll ...
Style: exciting, stylized, semi serious, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: supernatural, forbidden love, heroes, dysfunctional family, lovers reunited, adventure, losing-it hero, danger, love and romance, true love, redemption, imaginary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, sweet, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: friendship, mysterious character, magical, miniature person, midget, family, adventure, parallel world, childhood, maid, friends, daring rescue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland (1989)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A little boy whose dreams transcend reality is sucked into his own fantasy, which is everything he has dreamed of, until he unleashes an old secret that may not only destroy this perfect dream world but reality itself.
Style: humorous, stylized, exciting, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, teens
Plot: adventure, family, imaginary, master villain, daring rescue, escapades, good versus evil, heroes, mischievous children, rivalry, young heroes, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Cat Returns (2002)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Haru, a schoolgirl bored by her ordinary routine, saves the life of an unusual cat and suddenly her world is transformed beyond anything she ever imagined. The Cat King rewards her good deed with a flurry of presents, including a very shocking ...
Style: feel good, sweet, humorous, fairy tale, colourful ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, prince, cat, adventure, talking cat, rescue, human animal relationship, friendship, mischievous children, family relations, disorder, magic ...
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Afro Samurai: Resurrection (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Afro Samurai avenged his father and found a life of peace. But the legendary master is forced back into the game by a beautiful and deadly woman from his past. The sparks of violence dropped along Afro’s bloody path now burn out of control – and ...
Style: stylized, surreal, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: samurai, vengeance, martial arts, hate, master warrior, crimes, escapades, adventure, lone wolves, supernatural, criminal's revenge, mortal combat ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Song of the Sea (2014)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Ireland, Denmark, Belgium, Luxembourg, France
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: touching, captivating, colourful, emotional, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, young heroes, lighthouse, supernatural, supernatural ability, curses spells and rituals, mythical creature, ocean or sea, legends and myths, danger, lighthouse keeper, getting home ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: ireland, europe, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%