Movies like The Red Turtle

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The Red Turtle (2016)
 7.5
 25K
The Red Turtle (2016)
Original name: La tortue rouge
Genre: Animation, Fantasy
Country: France, Belgium, Japan, Poland, Netherlands, Hungary, UK, Germany, China, Thailand, Italy, Denmark, USA
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: atmospheric, enigmatic, colourful, bleak, stylized, meditative, melancholic, reflective, talky, surreal ...
Plot: loneliness, raft, sea turtle, deserted island, survival, isolation, island, solitude, flood, nature, ocean, desert island, beach, castaway, tsunami, swimming, fear, crab, stranded, catastrophe, coming of age, death, transformation, love, sea ...

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Most similar movies to The Red Turtle

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out melancholic, stylized, atmospheric and breathtaking films with plots about storytelling, fantasy world, mentor, imagination, art, childhood and transformation mostly in Animation, Fantasy and Adventure genres. Some movies like The Red Turtle: Waking Life (2001), It's Such a Beautiful Day (2012), Moana (2016), Wolf Children (2012), Mind Game (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: stylized, atmospheric, touching, serious, melancholic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: coming of age, emperor, princess, bamboo, wooing, in the woods, parents and children, imaginary, youth, family relations, japanese woman, friendship ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.8
 57K
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, clever, offbeat, surreal, talky ...
Plot: philosophy, existentialism, nightmare, dream, imagination, bohemian life, daydreamer, hopes, twentysomething life, imaginary, lifestyle, human nature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, thought provoking, gloomy ...
Plot: immortality, surrealism, hospital, nightmare, illness, divorced parents, mental illness, direction and purpose, hopes, introspection, mental instability, death of parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 7.6
 226K
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: touching, colourful, exciting, entertaining, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids
Plot: island, ocean, adventure, disney, mythology, quest, family, friendship, young girl, destiny, magic, curse ...
Place: pacific ocean, new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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 8.2
 31K
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: atmospheric, heartbreaking, sweet, colourful, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: werewolf, parents and children, family relations, social relations, love, school, childhood, human becomes animal, supernatural, single mother, children, supernatural romance ...
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 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, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: self discovery, heaven, hopes, siblings relations, adventure, escapades, couple relations, danger, family in danger, childhood sweetheart, introspection, miraculous event ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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, origami, creativity, adventure, sword, guitar, strong female character, friendship, imagination, destiny ...
Time: 2010s
Place: japan, feudal japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 7.5
 3K
Lesson Faust (1994)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Czech Republic, France, UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A very free adaptation of Marlowe's 'Doctor Faustus', Goethe's 'Faust' and various other treatments of the old legend of the man who sold his soul to the devil. Svankmajer's Faust is a nondescript man who, after ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, stylized, psychological, offbeat ...
Plot: surrealism, deal with the devil, puppet, philosophy, clay, supernatural ability, devil, map, love and romance, hopes, imaginary, wish come true ...
Place: prague, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Movie in collections
 7.6
 14K
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, stylized, atmospheric, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: steampunk, anthology, laboratory, society, battles, ghost, ship, life is a bitch, heroic mission, adventure, escapades, future dystopia ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 7.7
 171K
Coraline (2009)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When Coraline moves to an old house, she feels bored and neglected by her parents. She finds a hidden door with a bricked up passage. During the night, she crosses the passage and finds a parallel world where everybody has buttons instead of eyes, ...
Style: gothic, surreal, scary, stylized, dark ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: parallel world, adventure, parents and children, danger, family, young heroes, save the day, neighbor, dream, secret place, estate, loneliness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oregon, usa, michigan, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 8.6
 546K
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, surreal, offbeat, stylized, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: ghost, parallel world, supernatural, fantasy world, adventure, witch, rescue, imaginary, friendship, curses spells and rituals, dragon, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Tired of scaring humans every October 31 with the same old bag of tricks, Jack Skellington, the spindly king of Halloween Town, kidnaps Santa Claus and plans to deliver shrunken heads and other ghoulish gifts to children on Christmas morning. But as ...
Style: gothic, offbeat, stylized, atmospheric, colourful ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: christmas, halloween, holiday, imaginary kingdom, skeleton, dreams, dark fantasy, imagination, friends, fish out of water, good versus evil, nightmare ...
Time: 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Secret of Kells (2009)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: France, Belgium, Ireland, Netherlands, USA, Denmark, Brazil, Germany, Austria, Hungary
Duration: 71 min.
Story: Adventure awaits 12 year old Brendan who must fight Vikings and a serpent god to find a crystal and complete the legendary Book of Kells. In order to finish Brother Aiden's book, Brendan must overcome his deepest fears on a secret quest that ...
Style: stylized, exciting, serious, feel good, colourful ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, legends and myths, in the woods, fairy, good versus evil, young heroes, monk, trapped, monastery, sea monster, underwater, imaginary ...
Time: middle ages
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.7
 106K
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, sweet, scenic, atmospheric ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: fish, friendship, transformation, princess, adventure, ocean or sea, magical, imaginary kingdom, obsessive quest, mermaid, magic, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia, seaport, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, captivating, atmospheric, fairy tale, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: witch, curses spells and rituals, palaces castles and temples, self discovery, adventure, imaginary, love and romance, wizards and magicians, supernatural ability, magical, transformation, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, battleship, tokyo
⇓ 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, childhood, imagination, family, nightmare, bullying, part animation, life & death, grandmother, truth, boy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, semi serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: preschoolers
Plot: magical, french, stage, magician, loneliness, friendship, coming of age, performer's life, odd couple, fan, age difference, youth ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1959
Place: england, france, scotland, edinburgh scotland, big ben london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: stylized, realistic, gloomy, offbeat, serious ...
Plot: actress, actor's life, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, love and romance, lovers apart, unfulfilled love, longing, lifestyle, retired, glory, videotaping ...
Time: 20th century, victorian era, 2000s, 1960s, 1930s ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion (1997)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The second of two theatrically released follow-ups to the Neon Genesis Evangelion series. Comprising of two alternate episodes which were first intended to take the place of episodes 25 and 26, this finale answers many of the questions surrounding ...
Style: psychological, twist ending, surreal, atmospheric, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: mecha, philosophy, loneliness, insanity, violence, youth, apocalypse, androids and robots, space wars, good versus evil, chaos, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, future, 2010s
Place: tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The little prince (2015)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: France
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: stylized, fairy tale, touching, sweet, colourful ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers
Plot: adventure, imaginary, mysterious planet, airplane, self discovery, philosophy, little boy, imaginary kingdom, social differences, surrealism, aviator, little girl ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: heroes, samurai, tsunami, vampire, apocalypse, battles, supernatural, chaos, society, custody, good versus evil, supernatural ability ...
Time: future
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: forest, school, teacher, friendship, love, transformation, magic, hunter, teacher student relationship, fox, alien, children
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 4.7
 16K
Monkeybone (2001)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After a car crash sends repressed cartoonist Stu Miley (Fraser) into a coma, he and the mischievous Monkeybone, his hilariously horny alter-ego, wake up in a wacked-out waystation for lost souls. When Monkeybone takes over Stu's body and ...
Style: humorous, not serious, stylized, absurd, funny ...
Audience: family outing, date night, teens
Plot: parallel world, goofy hero, imaginary, surrealism, hospital, monkey, organ donation, alternate reality, dreams, danger, celebrity culture, body swapping ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Movie in collections
 6.6
 8K
Fire and Ice (1983)
Genre: Animation, Fantasy, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: In this animated tale, a tiny village is destroyed by a surging glacier, which serves as the deadly domain for the evil Ice Lord, Nekron. The only survivor is a young warrior, Larn, who vows to avenge this act of destruction. The evil continues, ...
Style: epic, suspenseful, stylized, serious, bloody ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: good versus evil, jungle, kidnapping, fire, warrior, ice, adventure, telekinesis, rotoscoping, heroes, danger, vengeance ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: offbeat, surreal, stylized, atmospheric, semi serious ...
Plot: mouse, imaginary kingdom, society, cards, obsession, imaginary, rich and poor, escapades, fall in love, rescue, animal life, obsessive quest ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: werewolf, imaginary, love, escapades, imaginary kingdom, friendship, friends, make believe, imaginary character, adventure, justice, sacrifice ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind (1984)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: After a global war, the seaside kingdom known as the Valley Of The Wind remains one of the last strongholds on Earth untouched by a poisonous jungle and the powerful insects that guard it. Led by the courageous Princess Nausicaä, the people of the ...
Style: serious, epic, stylized, futuristic, atmospheric ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: save the world, apocalypse, toxic, princess, ecology, adventure, steampunk, coming of age, war, chaos, environmentalism, escapades ...
Time: future, middle ages
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: captivating, exciting, stylized, emotional, atmospheric ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: princess, adventure, master warrior, danger, heroic mission, curses spells and rituals, in the woods, demon, wolf, prince, wilderness, feral child ...
Time: middle ages, 15th century, 16th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.7
 3K
$9.99 (2008)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Australia, Israel
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Have you ever wondered "What is the meaning of life? Why do we exist?" The answer to this vexing question is now within your reach! You'll find it in a small yet amazing booklet, which will explain, in easy to follow, simple terms ...
Style: surreal, humorous, gloomy, offbeat, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: social misfits, society, introspection, human nature, self discovery, hopes, loneliness, suicide, break up, male nudity, father son relationship, piggy bank ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, san francisco, israel, new orleans, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Secret World of Arrietty (2010)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 94 min.
Story: 14-year-old Arrietty and the rest of the Clock family live in peaceful anonymity as they make their own home from items "borrowed" from the house's human inhabitants. However, life changes for the Clocks when a human boy discovers ...
Style: touching, emotional, atmospheric, scenic, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: friendship, mysterious character, magical, family, miniature person, adventure, childhood, maid, friends, daring rescue, parents and children, secret ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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