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When the Wind Blows (1986)
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When the Wind Blows (1986)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 84 min.
Story: With the help of government-issued pamphlets, an elderly British couple build a shelter and prepare for an impending nuclear attack, unaware that times and the nature of war have changed from their romantic memories of World War II
Style: touching, realistic, bleak, serious, adult animation, sincere, gloomy, 2d animation, cult film
Plot: cold war, countryside, nuclear threat, bomb shelter, war, nuclear holocaust, chaos, english countryside, insurance, nuclear war, radiation sickness, husband wife relationship, apocalypse, couples, elderly, poisoning, wartime life, hiding place, hopes, golden years, couple relations, future dystopia, world war two, isolated house, radiation ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, europe

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Most similar movies to When the Wind Blows

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, stylized, touching and serious films with plots about friendship, surrealism, death, family relations, catastrophe, society and brutality mostly in Animation, Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like When the Wind Blows: Grave of the Fireflies (1988), My Dog Tulip (2009), Ethel & Ernest (2016), The Illusionist (2010), Giovanni's Island (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, heartbreaking, harsh, depressing, stylized ...
Plot: orphan, siblings relations, hunger, survival, world war two, death of child, war, homelessness, bomb, desperation, hiding place, theft ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, post world war two, year 1945
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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83%
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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, serious, realistic, touching ...
Plot: dog, german shepherd, pets, rescue, friendship, human animal relationship, bittersweet, friends, autobiography, cartoon dog, motorcycle, old man ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
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100%
Ethel & Ernest (2016)
Genre: Animation, Drama, History
Country: UK, Luxembourg
Duration: 94 min.
Story: This hand drawn animated film, based on the award winning graphic novel by Raymond Briggs, is an intimate and affectionate depiction of the life and times of his parents, two ordinary Londoners living through extraordinary events.
Style: captivating, light, sentimental, exciting, 2d animation ...
Plot: husband wife relationship, family home, movie theatre, servant, world war two, art student, birth, arson, worry, sad ending, little boy, baby ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, year 1939, 1920s ...
Place: england, london
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36%
The Illusionist (2010)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy
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, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: preschoolers
Plot: loneliness, magical, magician, friendship, coming of age, artists and showbiz, odd couple, french, age difference, art, frustration, imagination ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1959
Place: england, paris france, france, scotland, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Giovanni's Island (2014)
Genre: Animation, Drama, History, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In the aftermath of the most devastating conflict mankind had ever experienced, the tiny island of Shikotan became part of the Sakhalin Oblast... and on the unhealed border in this remote corner of the world, friendship among children from two ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, island, young heroes, forceful separation, life turned upside down, social differences, deportation, village, society, communication problem, post war, dancing ...
Time: 20th century, post world war two, 1940s, year 1947, year 1946 ...
Place: asia, japan, ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
It's Such a Beautiful Day (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama
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, direction and purpose, hopes, mental illness, mental disorder, immortality, mental health ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, tokyo
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33%
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Fake (1996)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Meet Dee Laytner and his half-Japanese partner, Ryo McLane, a pair of detectives from New York. Not only are these two always chasing down criminals, but Dee can't stop himself from trying to chase down Ryo. While on a trip to England, the pair ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, exciting, humorous, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hotel, murder, countryside, law enforcement, crimes, partners, gays and lesbians, adventure, gender, partners against crime, police investigation, race against time ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, serious, realistic, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: chase, laboratory, dog, cartoon dog, fugitives, pets, adventure, escapades, animal testing, race against time, animal life, disorder ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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, realistic ...
Plot: surrealism, mysterious character, uncover truth, crimes, society, haunted by the past, murder, mystery, misfit, social misfits, life is a bitch, bittersweet ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1989
Place: czechoslovakia, prague, czech republic, central europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Aya of Yop City (2013)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Love stories in Yopougon, a neighborhood of the Ivory Coast capital
Style: realistic, captivating, touching, psychological, semi serious ...
Plot: society, youth, working class, teenage life, marriage, love and romance, friendship, hopes, couples, multiple storylines, strong female presence, best friends ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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, humorous, sentimental, compassionate, sad ...
Plot: friendship, retirement home, alzheimer's disease, retirement home life, childhood memory, old age, parents and children, rescue, fighting the system, friends, bittersweet, golden years ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, touching, realistic, stylized, gloomy ...
Plot: buddhism, taxi driver, surrealism, workplace, life turned upside down, workplace situations, dream, brother brother relationship, dealing with death, radio dj, happiness, lava ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, naples italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Clannad (2007)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Clannad is set in a high-school located in some Japanese town. Okazaki Tomoya is a third-year student who doesn't take his studies seriously. Always late for class, he's seen as a delinquent by the rest of his classmates who are busy ...
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, love and romance, teenage life, youth, high school, romance, terminal illness, high school life, love, death of mother, student, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Only Yesterday (1991)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
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, poignant, atmospheric ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: childhood, countryside, introspection, friendship, village life, deadend life, adolescence, childhood memory, self discovery, twentysomething life, marriage, school ...
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Barefoot Gen (1983)
Genre: Animation, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A powerful statement against war, Barefoot Gen is a story about the effect of the atomic bomb on a boy's life and the lives of the Japanese people. Based on the acclaimed manga by Nakazawa Keiji, the author of Barefoot Gen, who was 6 years old ...
Style: adult animation, suspenseful, disturbing, bleak, rough ...
Plot: world war two, disaster, anti war, catastrophe, orphan, burned alive, contamination, demolished city, atrocity, bombing, radiation sickness, atomic bomb ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: japan, asia, hiroshima japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
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, psychological, surreal, mind bending, serious ...
Plot: unemployment, self discovery, introspection, friendship, friends, society, hopes, small town, materialism, bad trip, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles, northern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Heavy Traffic (1973)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: An "underground" cartoonist contends with life in the inner city, where various unsavory characters serve as inspiration for his artwork.
Style: adult animation, realistic, semi serious, surreal, rough ...
Plot: interracial relations, city life, sexual dysfunction, racism, surrealism, sexual frustration, marijuana, virgin, strong sexual content, nudity (full frontal - brief), misfit, social misfits ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.0
 5K
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: thought provoking, mind bending, scenic, tragic ending, sincere ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: wise man, wisdom of life, introspection, single mother, friendship, painter, mute child, healing, fantasizing, girl, house arrest, cause and meaning ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
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29%
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A Room and a Half (2009)
Genre: Animation, Biography
Country: Russia
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A semi-fictional account of Russian poets Josef Brodsky, who was forced into American exile in 1972.
Style: sentimental, atmospheric, realistic, emotional, serious ...
Plot: family relations, homecoming, family life, introspection, rebelliousness, writer's life, hopes, cold war, rebellion, human nature, leaving home, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 80s, 70s, 90s ...
Place: usa, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Waltz with Bashir (2008)
Genre: Documentary, Animation, Biography, Drama, History, Mystery, War
Country: Israel, France, Germany, USA, Finland, Switzerland, Belgium, Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Much awarded animated documentary, in which director and Israeli army veteran Ari Folman interviews friends and former soldiers about their memories of the 1982 Lebanon war and especially the Sabra and Shatila massacre in Beirut. The usage on ...
Style: rough, psychological, disturbing, surreal, realistic ...
Plot: nightmare, massacre, haunted by the past, war, soldier, memory loss, army, military, tragic event, guilt, politics, military life ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 80s, contemporary
Place: israel, lebanon, middle east, palestine, beirut lebanon
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Tatsumi (2011)
Genre: Animation, Biography, Drama
Country: Singapore
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Animated film based on the life and stories of Manga writer Yoshihiro Tatsumi who revolutionised the art form with darker, more adult stories. The film animates several of his stories
Style: realistic, stylized, serious, touching, manga ...
Plot: writer's life, rise to the top, prodigy, lifestyle, ambition, artists and showbiz, performer's life, life
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Footrot Flats: The Dog's Tale (1986)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 71 min.
Story: Featuring the characters from Murray Ball's "Footrot Flats", (New Zealands most beloved local cartoon strip ). Questions to be answered include: Will Wal Footrot win the affections of Cheeky Hobson over the sleazy Spit Murphy? Will ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, cult film
Audience: preschoolers, kids
Plot: boy and dog, countryside, dog, love, backwoods, farm, hairdresser, river, farming, friends, small town life, friendship ...
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Fritz the Cat (1972)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A hypocritical swinging college student cat raises hell in a satiric vision of various elements on the 1960's.
Style: disturbing, adult animation, humorous, semi serious, sexy ...
Plot: satire, hippie, hallucinogenic drug, anthropomorphism, addiction, sexual abuse, sexual revolution, sexual freedom, cat, drug abuse, drug dealing, interracial relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1966, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Corto Maltese: Secret Court of the Arcanes (2002)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Romance, War
Country: France, Italy, Luxembourg
Duration: 92 min.
Story: At the end of 1918 while civil war is raging on in Russia, antagonism is slowly spreading to the East, between the Oural mountains and Shanghai. Stuck between a desire to save what's left of the great Imperial Russia, and starting from a clean ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: preschoolers
Plot: adventure, treasure hunt, state affairs, adventurer, escapades, chase, heroes, political unrest, russian revolution, civil war, train, secret society ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 90s, year 1918
Place: china, siberia, russia, shanghai, ussr ...
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The Nine Lives of Fritz the Cat (1974)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Fritz, now married and with a son, is desperate to escape from the domestic hell he now finds himself in. Lighting up a joint, he begins to dream about his eight other lives, hoping to find one that will provide a pleasant distraction.
Style: adult animation, disturbing, humorous, satirical, surreal ...
Plot: racism, satire, surrealism, hell, interracial relations, anthropomorphism, cat, society, friendship, friends, buddies, misfit ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Non Non Biyori: Vacation (2018)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 71 min.
Story: The movie for Non Non Biyori series. Summer vacation is drawing to an end. When Suguru wins a free trip to Okinawa, all of the five students of Asahigaoka branch school are excited to end their vacation with a bang. Along with Hikage, Konomi, and ...
Style: visually appealing, captivating, touching, sweet, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: summer vacation, friendship, countryside, beach, teenage girl, airplane, vacation, friend, village, sea, summer, friendship between girls ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: okinawa japan, japan, okinawa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
In This Corner of the World (2016)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, History, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Newlywed Suzu Urano moves to her new life in Kure City on the coast of Hiroshima Prefecture, where she perseveres through World War II with pluck and determination.
Style: thought provoking, captivating, suspenseful, touching, tense ...
Plot: family relations, military, wedding, bombing, female protagonist, evacuation, anniversary, world war two, war, couples, society, navy ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1935, year 1944 ...
Place: japan, hiroshima japan, east asia, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Mind Game (2004)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Romance
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, touching, humorous ...
Plot: self discovery, family relations, righting the wronged, family in danger, supernatural, adventure, dealing with death, hopes, couples, old love, siblings relations, changing the past or future ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Fist of the North Star (1986)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: After a nuclear holocaust tears the world apart, mankind is forced to the harshness of not only the oppression of others who are much more powerful, but the dead earth which seems to be getting worse with every passing moment. But a savior has risen ...
Style: serious, rough, bleak, stylized, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, nuclear holocaust, chaos, tragic hero, heroes, rivalry, wrestler, murder, samurai, vengeance, post apocalypse, tough heroes ...
Time: near future, future, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Hanasaku Iroha: Home Sweet Home (2013)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 66 min.
Story: While sorting through a mess of books in the staff room, Ohana happens upon one of Denroku's log books from long ago. Within it, it recounts a story of Ohana's mom when she was the same age as her.
Style: sentimental, touching, psychological, sincere, melancholic
Plot: girl, bittersweet, family problems, mother daughter estrangement, family relations, teenage girl, parents and children, honest, life is a bitch, understanding, teenager, small town ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%