Movies like Death of a Superhero

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Death of a Superhero (2011)
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Death of a Superhero (2011)
Genre: Animation, Drama
Country: Germany, Ireland
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A dying 15-year-old boy draws stories of an invincible superhero as he struggles with his mortality.
Style: touching, serious, emotional, sincere, realistic
Plot: terminal illness, youth, dealing with death, human spirit, family problems, life is a bitch, child illness, family in crisis, coming of age, hopes, superhero, first love, psychologist, teenager, hair loss, mortality, baldness
Place: usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, touching, realistic and emotional films with plots about youth, friendship, friends, coming of age, hopes, love and surrealism mostly in Drama, Animation and Romance genres. Some movies like Death of a Superhero: Cool Kids Don't Cry (2012), Around June (2008), Camino (2008), Clannad: The Motion Picture (2007), The Illusionist (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Cool Kids Don't Cry (2012)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Adaptation of one of Benelux most famous children's novels. Tough prime school girl Akkie loves soccer and can be a real bully. Love is the only thing she's scared of. When Akkie is diagnosed with Leukemia, she has to fight for her life. ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: terminal illness, teenage love, youth, life is a bitch, hopes, school, family, social relations, soccer, first kiss, death, cancer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: holland, europe
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73%
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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: emotional, serious, surreal, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, young lovers, human spirit, romance, fall in love, urban, love affair, hopes, love and romance, immigrants, self discovery, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, san francisco, usa
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91%
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Camino (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A religious organization interferes with the life of a terminally ill girl.
Style: emotional, serious, touching, realistic
Plot: child illness, terminal illness, parents and children, leukemia, hopes, unfulfillment, youth, family problems, family relations, life is a bitch, doctors and patients, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Clannad: The Motion Picture (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: emotional, serious, sincere, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, high school, high school life, romance, teenage life, terminal illness, coming of age, youth, love and romance, convenience store, apartment, high school student ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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The Illusionist (2010)
Genre: Animation, Drama
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: touching, semi serious, stylized, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: preschoolers
Plot: magical, french, magician, stage, friendship, odd couple, performer's life, coming of age, loneliness, friends, hopes, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, year 1959
Place: england, france, scotland, paris france, glasgow scotland ...
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70%
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Vincent (1987)
Genre: Animation, Biography, Drama
Country: Australia, Belgium
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A biography of Vincent van Gogh using only images and the letters he wrote to his brother Theo.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: art, mentally unstable, tragic hero, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, prodigy, rise and fall, obsession, unfulfillment, family relations, bipolar disorder
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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, realistic, touching, gloomy, stylized
Plot: buddhism, taxi driver, surrealism, happiness, dealing with death, urban, workplace situations, life turned upside down, workplace, radio dj, flashback, mother ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, naples italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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 247
Heidi (1995)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 47 min.
Story: After charming her reclusive grandfather and falling in love with the beautiful mountain he calls home, Heidi is uprooted and sent to Frankfurt where she befriends Klara, a young girl confined to a wheelchair.
Style: feel good, serious, realistic, touching
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: mischievous children, orphan, family, young heroes, adventure, friendship, family life, youth, family relations, friends, best friends, nanny ...
Place: switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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: serious, gloomy, realistic, surreal, offbeat ...
Plot: unemployment, introspection, hollywood, self discovery, cause and meaning, small town, society, unfulfillment, friendship, twentysomething life, religions or cults, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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The Prophet (2014)
Genre: Animation, Drama
Country: USA, France, Canada, Lebanon, Qatar
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: serious, realistic, offbeat, stylized
Plot: cause and meaning, introspection, hopes, wise man, wisdom of life
Time: 20s, 20th century
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60%
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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: atmospheric, serious, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: human animal relationship, dog, german shepherd, pets, rescue, friendship, friends, wounded animal, motorcycle with a sidecar, old man, dog movie, cartoon dog ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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 ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, surreal, offbeat, stylized
Plot: benign alien, dealing with death, homecoming, imaginary, unfulfillment, human nature, singleness, death in the family, family problems, scarf, mother daughter relationship, wine ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: atmospheric, serious, stylized, touching
Plot: brother, dog, imaginary kingdom, coming of age, village, imaginary, youth, single parent, village life, family relations, friends, change of luck
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
A Monster Calls (2016)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK, Spain, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A boy imagines a monster that helps him deal with his difficult life and see the world in a different way.
Style: touching, fairy tale, emotional, compassionate, cerebral ...
Audience: kids
Plot: terminal illness, monster, imagination, childhood, family, nightmare, bullying, life & death, part animation, storytelling, dark fantasy, runaway ...
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53%
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Bambi II (2006)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Return to the forest and join Bambi as he reunites with his father, The Great Prince, who must now raise the young fawn on his own. But in the adventure of a lifetime, the proud parent discovers there is much he can learn from his spirited young son.
Style: semi serious, emotional, sentimental, sincere, touching ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, kids
Plot: bullying, animal, deer, friendship, self discovery, wilderness, in the woods, family, parents and children, relationship problems, parent child relationship, teaching the ways of the world ...
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53%
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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: serious, atmospheric, stylized, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: surrealism, haunted by the past, rotoscoping, mysterious character, mystery, social misfits, uncover truth, crimes, misfit, society, life is a bitch, axe ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1989
Place: czechoslovakia, czech republic, prague, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Ultimate Gift (2006)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When his wealthy grandfather finally dies, Jason Stevens fully expects to benefit when it comes to the reading of the will. But instead of a sizable inheritance, Jason receives a test, a series of tasks he must complete before he can get any money.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, sincere, serious ...
Audience: kids, chick flick
Plot: self discovery, terminal illness, child illness, inheritance, friendship, introspection, redemption, wealth, hopes, life is a bitch, friends, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, ecuador, south america, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: serious, emotional, realistic, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: island, friendship, dancing, young heroes, best friends, village, innocence lost, life turned upside down, youth, friends, parents and children, siblings relations ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1947, year 1946, year 1945
Place: asia, japan, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Champion Joe (1980)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 153 min.
Story: An abridged remake of the first Ashita no Joe TV series, released in 1980 to provide back-story for the second TV series to new fans who were not familiar with the first TV series or the manga.
Style: serious, exciting, realistic
Plot: athlete's life, underdog, contests and competitions, urban ghetto, follow your dream, going straight, human spirit, athlete and trainer, against the odds, urban ghetto life, ambition, hopes ...
Time: year 1980
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Mary and Max (2009)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
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, clever, humorous ...
Plot: social misfits, friendship, neighbor, mental illness, loneliness, depression, birthmark, only child, correspondence, chocolate, phone book, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: australia, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Why, Charlie Brown, Why? (1990)
Genre: Animation, Short, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: A new girl comes to the neighbourhood school and Linus is smitten with her. Unfortunately, she develops the symptoms of leukemia and must go to the hospital for cancer treatment. Linus and Charlie Brown help her through the traumas of chemotherapy ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, touching
Audience: preschoolers, kids
Plot: hospital, school, leukemia, chemotherapy, cancer, friendship, family, friends, pets, doctors and patients, terminal illness, hopes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
From Up on Poppy Hill (2011)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The story is set in 1963 in Yokohama. Kokuriko Manor sits on a hill overlooking the harbour. A 16 year-old girl, Umi, lives in that house. Every morning she raises a signal flag facing the sea. The flag means “I pray for safe voyages”. A 17 ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, sentimental, touching, serious ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: teenage love, high school, friendship, teenage life, destiny, hopes, youth, save the day, urban, self discovery, high school life, fighting the system ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1963
Place: japan, asia, seaport, tokyo, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
5 Centimeters Per Second (2007)
Genre: Animation, Drama, 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, serious, realistic, gloomy, emotional ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, teenage love, surf, train, letter, best friends, romance, on the road, train ride, motorcycle, childhood friends, reunion ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century, future ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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, atmospheric, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: countryside, school, introspection, childhood, folk music, childhood memory, marriage, twentysomething life, coming of age, world, flower, city life ...
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, serious, realistic, melancholic, romantic ...
Plot: coming of age, shoemaker, rain, chocolate, friendship, romance, social misfits, misfit, youth, friends, mysterious character, unlikely couple ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Ocean Waves (1993)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 72 min.
Story: At Kichijōji Station, Tokyo, Taku Morisaki glimpses a familiar woman on the platform opposite boarding a train. Later, her photo falls from a shelf as he exits his apartment before flying to Kōchi Prefecture. Picking it up, he looks at it briefly ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: friendship, falling in love, high school reunion, surrealism, love, unspoken love, love triangle, teenage love, romance, high school, high school life, urban ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Miracle Maker (2000)
Genre: Animation, Biography, Drama
Country: Russia, UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A mother and father in search of help for their sick daughter cross paths with an extraordinary carpenter named Jesus, who has devoted his life to spreading God's word. An amazing miracle brings to light the true meaning of Christ, and the ...
Style: emotional, serious, stylized, epic, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: jesus christ, clergy, bible, christian, christianity, last supper, apostle, supernatural ability, tragic hero, betrayal, leadership, human spirit ...
Time: ancient history
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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, stylized, psychological, touching, inspirational ...
Audience: teens
Plot: reincarnation, dealing with death, school life, supernatural, suicide, one more chance, memory loss, brother brother relationship, parents and children, everyday life, rebirth, slice of life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Day of the Crows (2012)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy
Country: France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In a cabin of the deep of the forest, a child and his father leas a wild and hard life in utmost isolation. The child grows up fearing and admiring his father, with the ghosts haunting the forest as his only companions. Until the day he discovers ...
Style: serious, touching, sentimental
Audience: preschoolers, family outing
Plot: village, ghost, parents and children, in the woods, coming of age, fish out of water, family, youth, family relations, single parent, isolation, life turned upside down ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Putty Hill (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Friends and family of Cory, a young man who has died of an overdose, gather at a Baltimore-area karaoke bar for his wake and compare stories about him. Gradually, as it becomes clear that there are many holes in their recollections about Cory, they ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: dealing with death, introspection, family in crisis, estrangement, youth, family problems, coming of age, death in the family, drug abuse, dysfunctional family, hopes, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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