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 7.5
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The Red Turtle (2016)
Original name: La tortue rouge
Genre: Animation, Fantasy
Country: France, Belgium, Japan
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The dialogue-less film follows the major life stages of a castaway on a deserted tropical island populated by turtles, crabs and birds.
Style: meditative, atmospheric, enigmatic, melancholic, reflective, talky, surreal, cerebral, philosophical, colourful ...
Plot: loneliness, sea turtle, crab, raft, deserted island, survival, flood, coming of age, island, death, isolation, nature, transformation, solitude, turtle, castaway, angry, metamorphosis, desert island, swimming underwater, night, forest, underwater scene, sea, falling from height ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out atmospheric, stylized, melancholic and serious films with plots about imaginary, mentor, imagination, storytelling, adventure, friendship and childhood mostly in Fantasy, Animation and Adventure genres. Some movies like The Red Turtle: Yobi, the Five Tailed Fox (2007), Twilight of the Dark Master (1997), Waking Life (2001), Wolf Children (2012), Phantom Boy (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Yobi, the Five Tailed Fox (2007)
Genre: Animation, Fantasy
Country: South Korea
Duration: 86 min.
Story: After losing her family to fox hunters, five-tailed Yobi lives in the forest with some shipwrecked aliens, far away from the humans. When one of her alien friends gets captured by a villager, Yobi has no choice but to adventure into the human world ...
Plot: teacher, school, friendship, love, forest, transformation, teacher student relationship, children, magic, hunter, fox, alien
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: atmospheric, stylized, touching, serious, melancholic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: coming of age, bamboo, princess, emperor, parents and children, in the woods, japanese woman, imaginary, youth, family relations, wooing, friendship ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
Twilight of the Dark Master (1997)
Genre: Animation, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Tsunami is an ancient gaurdian fom days long ago when the Mother Spirit created Daemons and Gaurdians to aid a fledgling human race. Tsunami becomes involved with a woman who has just lost her fiance and her arm and now wants to figure out why this ...
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, serious
Plot: androids and robots, master villain, master warrior, samurai, adventure, supernatural ability, vampire, save the world, survival, apocalypse, future dystopia, heroic mission ...
Time: future
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 7.8
 55K
Waking Life (2001)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Waking Life is about a young man in a persistent lucid dream-like state. The film follows its protagonist as he initially observes and later participates in philosophical discussions that weave together issues like reality, free will, our ...
Style: stylized, talky, surreal, clever, serious ...
Plot: philosophy, existentialism, dream, imagination, nightmare, human nature, hopes, parallel world, freedom, free will, imaginary, supernatural ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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 8.2
 28K
Wolf Children (2012)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, 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: colourful, atmospheric, heartbreaking, sweet, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: werewolf, supernatural, parents and children, single mother, family relations, human becomes animal, love, social relations, supernatural romance, children, school, imaginary ...
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.6
 1K
Phantom Boy (2015)
Genre: Animation, Fantasy
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An 11-year-old boy becomes an unlikely superhero when he discovers that he has the ability to leave his body and fly through walls.
Plot: boy, boat, supernatural power, explosion, hospital, 11 year old, cancer, journalist, cell phone, parking lot, camera, elevator ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Tales of the Night (2011)
Genre: Animation, Fantasy
Country: France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Tales of the Night is renowned animation auteur Michel Ocelot (Kirikou and the Sorceress, Azur & Asmar)'s first foray into 3D animation. A hit at the Berlin Film Festival, the film extends the earlier shadow puppet style of Ocelot’s ...
Style: stylized, semi serious, captivating
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: imaginary kingdom, imaginary, sacrifice, love, justice, honor, monster, french, friendship, adventure, escapades, friends ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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, emotional, fairy tale, compassionate, sentimental ...
Audience: kids
Plot: terminal illness, monster, childhood, family, imagination, nightmare, school, bullying, life & death, part animation, storytelling, dark fantasy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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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, coming of age, in the woods, family, fish out of water, youth, family relations, single parent, isolation, life turned upside down ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Blood Tea and Red String (2006)
Genre: Animation, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 71 min.
Story: A handmade stop-motion fairy tale for adults that tells the tale of the struggle between the aristocratic White Mice and the rustic Creatures Who Dwell Under the Oak over the doll of their heart's desire.
Style: atmospheric, semi serious, surreal, offbeat, stylized ...
Plot: imaginary kingdom, mouse, obsessive quest, rescue, rich and poor, animal life, escapades, imaginary, society, obsession, fall in love, cards ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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: dark humor, surreal, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Plot: immortality, surrealism, divorced parents, hospital, nightmare, illness, mental illness, introspection, death of parent, mental instability, hopes, direction and purpose ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 7.6
 207K
Moana (2016)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In Ancient Polynesia, when a terrible curse incurred by Maui reaches an impetuous Chieftain's daughter's island, she answers the Ocean's call to seek out the demigod to set things right.
Style: fairy tale, clever, sweet, touching, entertaining ...
Audience: kids
Plot: island, ocean, destiny, quest, voyage, young girl, sailboat, curse, mythology, adventure, redemption, courage ...
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 4.0
 189
Imagination (2007)
Genre: Animation, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Dr. Reineger, a famous neuro-psychologist, has become convinced that a twin girl named Anna has a rare form of Autism called Asperger's Syndrome, rendering her unable to cope with reality. As for her blind sister, Sarah, the doctor cannot say ...
Style: offbeat, serious, atmospheric, mind bending, puppet animation
Plot: twins, supernatural ability, siblings relations, child illness, orphan, doctors and patients, mental illness, supernatural, family relations, death of mother, imagination, deer ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Puff the Magic Dragon: The Land of the Living Lies (1979)
Genre: Animation, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Sandy is a little girl with a penchant for whoppers. However, when her lies start go so far as to implicate the innocent for her own misdeeds, Puff decides to step in. Using his magic, Puff takes Sandy to the Land of Living Lies where everyone tells ...
Plot: fisherman, elementary school, flower, disappearance, unicorn, sun, elephant, sword, water, monument, tree, snake ...
Place: dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Howl's Moving Castle (2004)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: When Sophie, a shy young woman, is cursed with an old body by a spiteful witch, her only chance of breaking the spell lies with a self-indulgent yet insecure young wizard and his companions in his legged, walking home.
Style: touching, atmospheric, captivating, stylized, serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: witch, curses spells and rituals, imaginary, palaces castles and temples, adventure, wizards and magicians, love and romance, supernatural ability, magical, disorder, transformation, self discovery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, battleship, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Princess Mononoke (1997)
Genre: Animation, 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: emotional, exciting, atmospheric, captivating, epic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: princess, in the woods, adventure, master warrior, curses spells and rituals, heroes, heroic mission, danger, imaginary, obsessive quest, human spirit, hopes ...
Time: middle ages, 16th century, 15th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 8.6
 523K
Spirited Away (2001)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A young girl, Chihiro, becomes trapped in a strange new world of spirits. When her parents undergo a mysterious transformation, she must call upon the courage she never knew she had to free her family.
Style: atmospheric, offbeat, surreal, stylized, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: ghost, parallel world, supernatural, adventure, imaginary, curses spells and rituals, friendship, rescue, witch, magic, family relations, human becomes animal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Castle in the Sky (1986)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A young boy and a girl with a magic crystal must race against pirates and foreign agents in a search for a legendary floating castle.
Style: atmospheric, stylized, semi serious, exciting, suspense ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: pirate, imaginary kingdom, steampunk, young heroes, treasure hunt, magic, chase, friendship, castle, crystal, army, pendant ...
Place: mine, wales, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Black★Rock Shooter (2010)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 52 min.
Story: The story of two girls bound in friendship, as well as Black Rock Star's struggle unfolding in another world. But when the two worlds come together... what will happen?
Plot: parallel world, high school, depression, loneliness, isolation, girls with guns, friendship, violence, teenager
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.6
 13K
Memories (1995)
Genre: Animation, Fantasy, 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: surreal, atmospheric, stylized, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: steampunk, anthology, laboratory, androids and robots, ship, ghost, haunted by the past, save the world, future dystopia, heroic mission, space travel, adventure ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Jack and the Beanstalk (1967)
Genre: Animation, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Jack is a boy who lives with his animal friends Barnaby Bear, Dinah Dog, Squeeker Mouse and Phineas Fox. He's challenged to a race with Allegra, who turns out to be a witch. She takes Jack to the queen witch, Auriana. She plans on turning all ...
Style: exciting, serious, psychedelic
Plot: fish out of water, palaces castles and temples, danger, escapades, imaginary, best friends, curses spells and rituals, wizards and magicians, animal life, heroes, disorder, friends ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.9
 7K
Mind Game (2004)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, 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, semi serious, offbeat ...
Plot: self discovery, heaven, changing the past or future, adventure, afterlife, introspection, cruelty, new love, couple relations, escapades, hopes, imaginary ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.0
 1K
Short Peace (2013)
Genre: Animation, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 68 min.
Story: A four-film omnibus that features four short anime films all themed around Japan.
Style: serious, exciting, futuristic, atmospheric, bleak ...
Plot: soldier, danger, ghost, apocalypse, curses spells and rituals, royal family, escapades, heroes, imaginary, rivalry, rabbit, traveler ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 7.7
 102K
Ponyo (2008)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The son of a sailor, 5-year old Sosuke lives a quiet life on an oceanside cliff with his mother Lisa. One fateful day, he finds a beautiful goldfish trapped in a bottle on the beach and upon rescuing her, names her Ponyo. But she is no ordinary ...
Style: touching, semi serious, fairy tale, sweet, scenic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: fish, friendship, imaginary kingdom, transformation, adventure, princess, family, ocean or sea, magic, obsessive quest, runaway, magical ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia, seaport, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Kubo mesmerizes the people in his village with his magical gift for spinning wild tales with origami. When he accidentally summons an evil spirit seeking vengeance, Kubo is forced to go on a quest to solve the mystery of his fallen samurai father ...
Style: fairy tale, stylized, atmospheric, breathtaking, touching ...
Audience: kids
Plot: samurai, magic, storytelling, adventure, friendship, origami, imagination, sword, guitar, strong female character, destiny, creativity ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Blue Exorcist: The Movie (2012)
Genre: Animation, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Rin Okumura is raised by a famous exorcist named Father Fujimoto. After an argument between the two, Rin discovers he is the son of the devil. Rin decides to fight his fate by joining the True Cross Academy to become an exorcist and defeat demons. ...
Style: semi serious, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: demon, superhuman powers, supernatural ability, adventure, satan, twins, good versus evil, heroic mission, parallel world, teenage life, heroes, imaginary ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Dark Myth (1990)
Genre: Animation, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: DARK MYTH is the twisted tale of Takahashi, a young innocent who is persecuted by the evil, powerful Kikuchi clan because he bears the "mark of the serpent". Haunted by the murder of his father ten years earlier, Takahashi finds himself ...
Plot: teenage boy, horse, writing on a wall, immortality, buddha, sword, destiny, religion, disembodied head, chosen one, monk, reincarnation
Time: ancient history
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Labyrinth of Flames (2000)
Genre: Animation, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 60 min.
Story: When Galan's princess girlfriend gives him the gift of an ancient sword, strange events unfold, and even stranger people drop out of the sky to attack. Now Galan must overcome his ineptitude and join a bunch of beautiful women in a wacky romp ...
Plot: sex, women fight, treasure, interpol, katana sword, cowgirl, french maid, bondage, katana, samurai, parachute, mini skirt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Sins of the Sisters (1994)
Genre: Animation, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Yuki awakens in a Post-Restoration world and soon recovers her memory, only to learn that her lover perished in the World Restoration, led by Aiko. Yuki sets forth to go back in time and kill the man who will be reincarnated as Aiko. But she ...
Plot: hentai, christianity, adventure, mature, lesbian sex
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
El Hazard: The Magnificent World 2 (1997)
Genre: Animation, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
Story: With the Shadow Realm's attempt to destroy El Hazard defeated, our heroes are adjusting to their new peaceful lives in this world. This includes the preparations of Miz Mishtal's wedding to Mr. Fujisawa, and the gang enduring the antics of ...
Plot: gender disguise, cross dressing
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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