Movies like Watership Down 1978

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Watership Down (1978)
Watership Down (1978)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When the warren belonging to a community of rabbits is threatened, a brave group led by Fiver, Bigwig, Blackberry and Hazel leave their homeland in a search of a safe new haven.
Style: emotional, disturbing, adult animation, serious, sad, bleak, dark, atmospheric, gloomy, anime ...
Audience: kids
Plot: friendship, rabbit, journey, british, violent, survival, anthropomorphism, escapades, good versus evil, talking animals, death, violence, catastrophe, distopia, children, art, mythology, beautiful scenery, justice, fantasy world, pagan, brutality, runaway, owl, courage ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england

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Most similar movies to Watership Down

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out anime, visually appealing, cult film and melancholic films with plots about storytelling, runaway, dialogue, escapades, danger, mentor and transformation mostly in Animation, Drama and Adventure genres. Some movies like Watership Down: The Plague Dogs (1982), Felidae (1994), Alice (1988), The Fox and the Hound (1981), All Dogs Go to Heaven (1989). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Plague Dogs (1982)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The Plague Dogs is a 1982 animated film based on the 1977 novel of the same name by Richard Adams. The story is centred on two dogs named Rowf and Snitter, who escape from a research laboratory in Great Britain. In the process of telling the story, ...
Style: adult animation, disturbing, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: dog, laboratory, cartoon dog, pets, animals, animal rights, chase, animal testing, fugitives, escapades, british pub, nature ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe
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Felidae (1994)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, Denmark
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A domestic house cat named Francis investigates the grisly feline murders taking place in his new neighborhood.
Style: adult animation, disturbing, slasher, serious, tense ...
Audience: kids
Plot: cat, cartoon cat, death, mad scientist, murder, nightmare, electric torture, dismemberment, animal sex, investigation, who done it, private detective ...
Time: 90s
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Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole (2010)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Soren, a young barn owl, is kidnapped by owls of St. Aggie's, ostensibly an orphanage, where owlets are brainwashed into becoming soldiers. He and his new friends escape to the island of Ga'Hoole, to assist its noble, wise owls who fight ...
Style: exciting, captivating, scenic, fairy tale, atmospheric ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens, preschoolers
Plot: owl, bird, imaginary kingdom, good versus evil, talking animals, heroic mission, save the kingdom, rescue, flying, escapades, heroes, leader ...
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Alice (1988)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Czechoslovakia, Switzerland, UK, West Germany
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A quiet young English girl named Alice finds herself in an alternate version of her own reality after chasing a white rabbit. She becomes surrounded by living inanimate objects and stuffed dead animals, and must find a way out of this nightmare- no ...
Style: surreal, disturbing, fairy tale, art house, atmospheric ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: surrealism, rabbit, wonderland, fantasy world, stop motion, trippy, youth, children, coming of age, nightmare, adaptation, pig ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1860s, 19th century
Place: australia, central europe
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The Fox and the Hound (1981)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: When a feisty little fox named Tod is adopted into a farm family, he quickly becomes friends with a fun and adorable hound puppy named Copper. Life is full of hilarious adventures until Copper is expected to take on his role as a hunting dog -- and ...
Style: touching, emotional, sad, tear jerker, sentimental ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: dog, animals, disney, friendship, reconciliation, hunting, animal life, fox, chase, rescue, childhood, friends ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 60s
Place: canada
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All Dogs Go to Heaven (1989)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: When a casino owning dog named Charlie is murdered by his rival Carface, he finds himself in Heaven basically by default since all dogs go to heaven. However, since he wants to get back at his killer, he cons his way back to the living with the ...
Style: touching, sad, sweet, sentimental, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: dog, animals, orphan, afterlife, childhood, disney, talking animals, angel, heaven, friendship, death, good versus evil ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1939
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa
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The Iron Giant (1999)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In the small town of Rockwell, Maine in October 1957, a giant metal machine befriends a nine-year-old boy and ultimately finds its humanity by unselfishly saving people from their own fears and prejudices.
Style: touching, exciting, emotional, sentimental, stylized ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, teens
Plot: robot, small town, friendship, prejudice, self sacrifice, benign alien, childhood, androids and robots, boy, military, cold war, space and aliens ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, future, year 1957
Place: maine, usa, iceland
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Balto (1995)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, History
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 78 min.
Story: An outcast half-wolf risks his life to prevent a deadly epidemic from ravaging Nome, Alaska.
Style: sentimental, feel good, suspenseful, exciting, sincere ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, preschoolers
Plot: dog, courage, wolf, animals, rivalry, goose, daring rescue, dog sled, against the odds, wilderness, cartoon wolf, alienation ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, year 1995, 90s
Place: alaska, usa
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Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: As a wild stallion travels across the frontiers of the Old West, he befriends a young human and finds true love with a mare.
Style: feel good, sentimental, inspirational, touching, emotional ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, girls' night
Plot: horse, animals, friendship, wild horse, freedom, native americans, native american, chase, beautiful scenery, getting home, animal life, old west ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: usa
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The Secret of NIMH (1982)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A widowed field mouse must move her family -- including an ailing son -- to escape a farmer's plow. Aided by a crow and a pack of superintelligent, escaped lab rats, the brave mother struggles to transplant her home to firmer ground.
Style: fairy tale, touching, atmospheric, feel good, witty ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: heroic mission, lifesaver, mouse, friendship, against the odds, laboratory, rat, rescue, illness, family problems, cure, heroes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
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Grave of the Fireflies (1988)
Genre: Animation, Drama, War
Country: Japan
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, anime, depressing, heartbreaking, dramatic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: world war two, hunger, war, orphan, homelessness, survival, siblings relations, desperation, bomb, death of child, anti war, childhood ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1945, post world war two
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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Perfect Blue (1997)
Genre: Animation, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A retired pop singer turned actress' sense of reality is shaken when she is stalked by an obsessed fan and seemingly a ghost of her past.
Style: anime, surreal, atmospheric, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: murder, suspense, serial killer, twists and turns, stalking, obsession, mentally unstable, actor's life, performance, actress, psychopath, woman in danger ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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The Good Dinosaur (2015)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
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: scenic, touching, humorous, intense, melancholic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, preschoolers
Plot: dinosaur, disney, tyrannosaurus rex, pterodactyl, friendship, waterfall, interspecies friendship, fear, coming of age, loneliness, runaway, humanity ...
Time: prehistory, stone age
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Ice Age (2002)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: With the impending ice age almost upon them, a mismatched trio of prehistoric critters – Manny the woolly mammoth, Diego the saber-toothed tiger and Sid the giant sloth – find an orphaned infant and decide to return it to its human parents. ...
Style: feel good, road movie, touching, humorous, funny ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, girls' night, pre-teens ...
Plot: talking animals, animals, unlikely friendships, friendship, good versus evil, ice age, heroic mission, life risking, odd couple, heroes, friends, animal life ...
Time: prehistoric times, stone age, prehistory
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Princess Mononoke (1997)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Ashitaka, a prince of the disappearing Ainu tribe, is cursed by a demonized boar god and must journey to the west to find a cure. Along the way, he encounters San, a young human woman fighting to protect the forest, and Lady Eboshi, who is trying to ...
Style: anime, captivating, stylized, atmospheric, exciting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens
Plot: wolf, forest, mythology, human animal relationship, demon, nature, human spirit, talking animals, friendship, good versus evil, hopes, strong female character ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century, middle ages
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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Brother Bear (2003)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When an impulsive boy named Kenai is magically transformed into a bear, he must literally walk in another's footsteps until he learns some valuable life lessons. His courageous and often zany journey introduces him to a forest full of wildlife, ...
Style: touching, fairy tale, inspirational, feel good, emotional ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, preschoolers
Plot: animals, friendship, disney, talking animals, unlikely friendships, brother brother relationship, brotherhood, native americans, survival, self sacrifice, turned into an animal, wilderness ...
Time: stone age, 1890s, prehistoric times, prehistory
Place: antarctica, alaska
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Beyond Beyond (2014)
Genre: Animation, Adventure
Country: Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Beyond Beyond is a story about wanting the impossible. A story about a little rabbit boy not old enough to understand the rules of life, who takes up the fight against the most powerful force. While doing so, he learns more and more about life.
Style: exciting, captivating, feel good, light, sincere ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers
Plot: rabbit, save the day, escapades, curses spells and rituals, rivalry, friendship, imaginary kingdom, afterlife, animals, rescue, cartoon rabbit, imaginary ...
Place: eastern europe
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Dinosaur (2000)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: An orphaned dinosaur raised by lemurs joins an arduous trek to a sancturary after a meteorite shower destroys his family home.
Style: entertaining, feel good, touching, sweet, scenic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: dinosaur, disney, extinction, talking animals, animal life, survival, tyrannosaurus rex, catastrophe, friendship, rescue, family reunited, wilderness ...
Time: prehistoric times, prehistory
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Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Family
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The Fantastic Mr. Fox bored with his current life, plans a heist against the three local farmers. The farmers, tired of sharing their chickens with the sly fox, seek revenge against him and his family.
Style: humorous, fairy tale, talky, atmospheric, cerebral ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, teens, date night ...
Plot: talking animals, unlikely partners, anthropomorphism, anthropomorphic animal, fox, stop motion, animals, heroic mission, partners, dishonesty, evil, melancholy ...
Place: canada
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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, sweet, touching, colourful ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids, girls' night
Plot: little boy, friends, child, surrealism, self discovery, life philosophy, social differences, philosophy, imaginary kingdom, prince, little girl, old man ...
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The Lion King (1994)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A young lion cub named Simba can't wait to be king. But his uncle craves the title for himself and will stop at nothing to get it.
Style: touching, sentimental, inspirational, humorous, emotional ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, teens, girls' night
Plot: disney, lion, friendship, betrayal, jungle, love, good versus evil, tragedy, talking animals, pride and honor, uncle, hyena ...
Time: 90s
Place: africa
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Tekkonkinkreet (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, 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: anime, psychedelic, stylized, exciting, enigmatic ...
Audience: kids, boys' night
Plot: good versus evil, orphan, friends, fantasy world, flying, heroic mission, save the day, mischievous children, heroes, escapades, rivalry, gangsters ...
Place: japan, tokyo
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James and the Giant Peach (1996)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: When the young orphan boy James spills a magic bag of crocodile tongues, he finds himself in possession of a giant peach that flies him away to strange lands.
Style: surreal, humorous, fairy tale, feel good, touching ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: orphan, magic, surrealism, childhood, disney, stop motion, friendship, youth, giant, aunt, young heroes, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1948
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, england, canada, empire state building manhattan new york city
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Escaflowne: The Movie (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Gaea is a mythical realm ruled by sword and sorcery and immersed in blood and violence. Thrust into a conflict she doesn't quite understand, Hitomi Kanzaki helps aid the young Prince Van as they embark upon a journey to fight the Black Dragon ...
Style: anime, atmospheric, stylized, intense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: unrequited love, tragic hero, good versus evil, secrets, supernatural ability, supernatural, escapades, rivalry, teenage life, heroic mission, future dystopia, parallel universe ...
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade (1999)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A member of an elite paramilitary counter-terrorism unit becomes traumatized after witnessing the suicide bombing of a young girl and is forced to undergo retraining. However, unbeknownst to him, he becomes a key player in a dispute between rival ...
Style: anime, bleak, gloomy, heartbreaking, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: conspiracy, distopia, resistance fighter, swat team, resistance, political unrest, politics, world war two, double agent, cyberpunk, suicide, gunfight ...
Place: japan, tokyo, germany, poland
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Millennium Actress (2001)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Documentary filmmaker Genya Tachibana has tracked down the legendary actress Chiyoko Fujiwara, who mysteriously vanished at the height of her career. When he presents her with a key she had lost and thought was gone forever, the filmmaker could not ...
Style: anime, touching, tense, atmospheric, talky ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: actor's life, female protagonist, lost love, popularity, love and romance, retired, haunted by the past, unfulfilled love, love story, mother daughter relationship, samurai, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s, 2000s, 70s ...
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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When Marnie Was There (2014)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Mystery
Country: Japan
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: anime, touching, emotional, sentimental, atmospheric ...
Audience: family outing, kids, chick flick, teens
Plot: friendship, self discovery, childhood, dream, loneliness, countryside, adolescence, teenage life, imaginary friend, magic realism, twists and turns, orphan ...
Time: 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo, hokkaido, asia, england
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Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence (2004)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Groundbreaking director Mamoru Oshii continues to push the boundaries of art and anime with this universally acclaimed cyber thriller following cyborg detective Batou as he tries to unravel the reasons for a murderous robot revolt in the year 2032. ...
Style: anime, futuristic, surreal, atmospheric, enigmatic ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: cyberpunk, cyborgs, androids and robots, artificial intelligence, distopia, androids, investigation, robot, hacker, technology, computers and web, good versus evil ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: japan, taiwan, tokyo, hong kong, asia
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All-Star Superman (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Lex Luthor enacts his plan to rid the world of Superman, once and for all. Succeeding with solar radiation poisoning, the Man of Steel is slowly dying. With what little times remains, the Last Son of Krypton must confront the revealing of his secret ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, intense, tense, surreal ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: supernatural ability, superhero, superman character, save the world, justice, transformation, heroic mission, good versus evil, space and aliens, secret identity, rivalry, dishonesty ...
Time: 70s
Place: new jersey, tokyo
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Leafie, a Hen Into the Wild (2011)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: South Korea
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Based on a bestselling preteen novel of the same title that has sold more than 1 million copies in Korea, “Leafie, A Hen into the Wild” is about a laying hen named Leafie who is destined to live the “same old” repetitive life confined on the ...
Style: touching, serious, sincere, anime, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: animals, wilderness, disorder, animal protagonist, wild animal, group of friends, lifestyle, family relations, bird, animal life, anthropomorphism, parents and children ...
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