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, sincere, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: terminal illness, youth, life is a bitch, human spirit, hopes, family problems, dealing with death, coming of age, family in crisis, child illness, superhero, first love, psychologist, teenager, hair loss, mortality, baldness
Place: usa

Most similar movies to Death of a Superhero

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, touching, realistic and emotional films with plots about youth, hopes, friendship, friends, coming of age, family relations and death mostly in Drama, Animation and Romance genres. Some movies like Death of a Superhero: Camino (2008), Around June (2008), Clannad: The Motion Picture (2007), Cool Kids Don't Cry (2012), The Illusionist (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: touching, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: child illness, terminal illness, family problems, coping, youth, parents and children, hopes, unfulfillment, family in crisis, doctors and patients, life is a bitch, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, spain
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100%
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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: touching, gloomy, surreal, offbeat, uplifting ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, love affair, human spirit, family problems, misfit, young lovers, urban, youth, self discovery, romance, parents and children, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, california, usa
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95%
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: sincere, touching, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, high school, teenage life, love and romance, youth, high school life, terminal illness, romance, coming of age, high school student, soccer, nosebleed ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
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, school, hopes, family, social relations, soccer, first kiss, cancer, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: holland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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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: stylized, touching, sentimental, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: preschoolers
Plot: magical, magician, friendship, loneliness, coming of age, age difference, odd couple, french, art, stage, imagination, mentor ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1959, 1950s
Place: england, france, scotland, edinburgh scotland, glasgow scotland ...
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76%
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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: serious, realistic, feel good, touching
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: escapades, young heroes, adventure, hopes, mischievous children, adoption, fish out of water, orphan, optimism, family, friendship, family life ...
Place: switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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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: sentimental, psychological, touching, gloomy, captivating ...
Plot: art, family relations, obsession, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, rise and fall, mentally unstable, prodigy, tragic hero, bipolar disorder
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: realistic, sincere, atmospheric, serious, mind bending ...
Plot: unemployment, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, hopes, cause and meaning, small town, religions or cults, friends, bad trip, friendship, twentysomething life, self discovery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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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, stylized, realistic, touching, gloomy
Plot: taxi driver, buddhism, happiness, surrealism, workplace, dealing with death, workplace situations, life turned upside down, urban, radio dj, piano, singing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, naples italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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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: stylized, serious, realistic, offbeat
Plot: wisdom of life, cause and meaning, hopes, introspection, wise man
Time: 20s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: school, hospital, leukemia, cancer, chemotherapy, friends, terminal illness, doctors and patients, family, life is a bitch, hopes, youth ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: touching, serious, atmospheric, stylized
Plot: brother, dog, youth, single parent, coming of age, village life, imaginary, village, family relations, friends, change of luck, imaginary kingdom
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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: serious, sincere, atmospheric, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: human animal relationship, german shepherd, dog, wounded animal, friendship, rescue, pets, friends, autobiography, memoir, motorcycle with a sidecar, typewriter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.4
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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: surreal, offbeat, stylized, atmospheric, serious
Plot: death in the family, family problems, unfulfillment, benign alien, imaginary, singleness, dealing with death, homecoming, human nature, elevator operator, polaroid camera, piano teacher ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.2
 8K
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: feel good, gloomy, touching, emotional, sincere ...
Audience: preschoolers, pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: friendship, deer, bullying, animal, teaching the ways of the world, parents and children, family disapproval, wilderness, power relations, in the woods, self discovery, relationship problems ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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: realistic, exciting, serious
Plot: underdog, supportive spouse, urban ghetto life, contests and competitions, athlete's life, follow your dream, athlete and trainer, hopes, ambition, rivalry, human spirit, downfall ...
Time: year 1980
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, scenic, sad, romantic, emotional ...
Audience: date night
Plot: teenage love, train, young lovers, love and romance, lovers apart, hopes, friendship, letter, life philosophy, surf, dreaming, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 21st century, 20th century, future ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.7
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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: realistic, gloomy, atmospheric, stylized, serious ...
Plot: surrealism, crimes, misfit, society, mysterious character, mystery, life is a bitch, uncover truth, social misfits, haunted by the past, axe, rotoscoping ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1989
Place: czechoslovakia, prague, czech republic, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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, childhood, childhood memory, folk music, marriage, school, twentysomething life, introspection, coming of age, unhappy, urban, youth ...
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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50%
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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: emotional, sincere, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Plot: family problems, social relations, overdose, estrangement, introspection, youth, drug abuse, coming of age, dysfunctional family, death in the family, family in crisis, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, baltimore
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, inheritance, child illness, friendship, redemption, wealth, life is a bitch, friends, hopes, teaching the ways of the world, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, ecuador, south america, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, dark fantasy, childhood, imagination, family, nightmare, bullying, part animation, life & death, truth, boy ...
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49%
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, stylized, emotional, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, island, dancing, young heroes, innocence lost, disorder, village, deportation, youth, best friends, social differences, society ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, year 1946, year 1947, year 1945
Place: asia, soviet union, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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: touching, epic, uplifting, captivating, serious ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: imaginary, corrupted ruler, escapades, heroic mission, hopes, miraculous event, unfulfillment, state affairs, ambition, betrayal, leadership, religions or cults ...
Time: ancient history
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45%
 8.1
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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, stylized, sentimental ...
Plot: social misfits, loneliness, friendship, neighbor, letter, depression, correspondence, mental illness, suffering, young woman, jewish, asperger's syndrome ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: australia, usa, new york
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44%
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: sentimental, touching, atmospheric, serious, emotional ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: teenage love, high school, fighting the system, friendship, destiny, teenage life, high school life, longing, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, sister sister relationship, mother daughter relationship, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 60s, year 1963
Place: japan, asia, seaport, tokyo, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.8
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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: realistic, sincere, serious, touching
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: friendship, high school reunion, unspoken love, love, falling in love, surrealism, teenage life, coping, urban, high school life, love triangle, favoritism ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
...First Do No Harm (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When Lori Reimuller learns that her young son Robbie has epilepsy, she first trusts the judgment of the hospital staff in how best to bring it under control. As Robbie's health slides radically downhill, however, she becomes frustrated and ...
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, sincere, serious ...
Plot: child illness, hospital, life is a bitch, hopes, rebellion, against the odds, society, custody, family in crisis, doctors and patients, unfulfillment, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Extraordinary Measures (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Working-class father John Crowley is finally on the fast track to corporate success when his two young children, Megan and Patrick, are diagnosed with Pompe disease - a condition that prevents the body from breaking down sugar. With the support of ...
Style: sincere, serious, sentimental, inspirational, touching ...
Audience: kids, chick flick
Plot: race against time, cure, against the odds, human spirit, hopes, unlikely partners, family in crisis, doctors and patients, child illness, parents and children, family problems, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, las vegas, boston, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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, inspirational, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: reincarnation, one more chance, dealing with death, school life, supernatural, suicide, memory loss, everyday life, brother brother relationship, parents and children, back from the dead, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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