Movies like The Red Turtle

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The Red Turtle (2016)
 7.5
 24K
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: meditative, atmospheric, enigmatic, melancholic, reflective, talky, surreal, cerebral, philosophical, colourful ...
Plot: loneliness, sea turtle, raft, crab, deserted island, survival, flood, coming of age, island, death, isolation, nature, transformation, solitude, turtle, castaway, sea, desert island, beach, night, metamorphosis, anger, baby, hallucination, flask ...

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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, enigmatic and atmospheric films with plots about storytelling, mentor, imagination, creativity, fantasy world, loneliness and catastrophe mostly in Animation, Fantasy and Drama genres. Some movies like The Red Turtle: Waking Life (2001), It's Such a Beautiful Day (2012), A Monster Calls (2016), Kubo and the Two Strings (2016), Lesson Faust (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 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, talky, surreal, clever, serious ...
Plot: philosophy, existentialism, dream, imagination, nightmare, human nature, hopes, parallel world, free will, freedom, imaginary, supernatural ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: immortality, surrealism, hospital, nightmare, illness, divorced parents, mental illness, introspection, mental instability, death of parent, hopes, direction and purpose ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
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 ⇓
91%
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 ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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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, strong female character, guitar, sword, destiny, creativity ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 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, serious, offbeat ...
Plot: surrealism, supernatural ability, puppet, philosophy, clay, devil, deal with the devil, redemption, occult, play, magic, master ...
Place: prague, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 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, adventure, introspection, cruelty, new love, changing the past or future, couple relations, escapades, hopes, imaginary, dealing with death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 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: colourful, atmospheric, heartbreaking, sweet, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: werewolf, parents and children, family relations, supernatural, single mother, social relations, school, childhood, love, children, human becomes animal, character study ...
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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 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, offbeat, semi serious, humorous, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: human nature, introspection, hopes, social misfits, self discovery, society, loneliness, suicide, male nudity, break up, father son relationship, meaning of life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, san francisco, israel, new orleans, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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, serious, realistic, gloomy, offbeat ...
Plot: actor's life, actress, haunted by the past, artists and showbiz, love and romance, unfulfillment, unfulfilled love, longing, lovers apart, videotaping, director, retired ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1930s ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: school, friendship, transformation, forest, love, teacher, teacher student relationship, children, magic, fox, hunter, alien
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 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, 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 ⇓
57%
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 ...
⇓ 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, philosophy, self discovery, little boy, social differences, imaginary kingdom, surrealism, aviator, mentor ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.6
 218K
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: colourful, touching, entertaining, fairy tale, exciting ...
Audience: kids
Plot: island, ocean, adventure, mythology, disney, family, friendship, quest, magic, runaway, escapades, voyage ...
Place: pacific ocean, new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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, stylized, serious, suspenseful, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: good versus evil, jungle, rotoscoping, ice, fire, telekinesis, warrior, kidnapping, adventure, master villain, village, master warrior ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 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, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: fish, friendship, transformation, adventure, princess, family, ocean or sea, imaginary kingdom, obsessive quest, magic, mermaid, magical ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia, seaport, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
South Park: Kyle Sucks Cartman's Balls - The Trilogy (2008)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 67 min.
Story: Some of the boys in South Park elementary find themselves on a balloon ride to an imaginary land. At arrival they're faced with an unimaginably threat.
Style: humorous, not serious, offbeat, funny, satirical ...
Audience: kids
Plot: imagination, adult humor, wager, bet, trap, mayor, monster, parody, anti heroes, chaos and mayhem, suicide mission, escapades ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 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, adventure, fantasy world, imaginary, witch, curses spells and rituals, friendship, rescue, family, magic ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: semi serious, stylized, captivating
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: imaginary, love, werewolf, imaginary kingdom, monster, honor, sacrifice, justice, french, friendship, escapades, adventure ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, stylized, atmospheric, futuristic, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: insanity, violence, philosophy, mecha, space wars, youth, a.i., apocalypse, androids and robots, body horror, save the world, heroic mission ...
Time: 21st century, future, 2010s
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 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: surreal, humorous, not serious, stylized, offbeat ...
Audience: date night, family outing, teens
Plot: parallel world, hospital, organ donation, imaginary, disorder, goofy hero, hidden identity, celebrity culture, destiny, reincarnation, danger, escapades ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Last Unicorn (1982)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, France, West Germany, Japan, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: From a riddle-speaking butterfly, a unicorn learns that she is supposedly the last of her kind, all the others having been herded away by the Red Bull. The unicorn sets out to discover the truth behind the butterfly's words. She is eventually ...
Style: stylized, semi serious, suspenseful, exciting, touching ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: magic, unicorn, prince, good versus evil, adventure, wizards and magicians, invisibility, dragon, curses spells and rituals, friendship, music, magic show ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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, colourful, stylized, dark ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: christmas, halloween, imaginary kingdom, holiday, skeleton, dreams, friends, magic, good versus evil, fish out of water, save the day, dark fantasy ...
Time: 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, adventure, self discovery, wizards and magicians, imaginary, love and romance, supernatural ability, magical, romance, magic ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, battleship, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.7
 19K
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 ⇓
44%
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, feel good, colourful, light ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: adventure, young heroes, in the woods, legends and myths, trapped, monastery, sea monster, underwater, monk, fairy, obsessive quest, imaginary ...
Time: middle ages
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.3
 6K
Greedy Guts (2000)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Czech Republic, UK, Japan
Duration: 132 min.
Story: When a childless couple learn that they cannot have children, it causes great distress. To ease his wife's pain, the man finds a piece of root in the backyard and chops it and varnishes it into the shape of a child. However the woman takes the ...
Style: surreal, psychological, atmospheric, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: baby, mischievous children, parents and children, childless couple, love and romance, youth, couples, family relations, babies and infants, couple relations, disorder, surrealism ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Song of the Sea (2014)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Ireland, Denmark, Belgium, Luxembourg, France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The story of the last Seal Child’s journey home. After their mother’s disappearance, Ben and Saoirse are sent to live with Granny in the city. When they resolve to return to their home by the sea, their journey becomes a race against time as ...
Style: touching, captivating, fairy tale, stylized, serious ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: young heroes, irish, lighthouse, dog, adventure, obsessive quest, irishman, seal, swimming, folk music, folklore, lighthouse keeper ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: ireland, europe, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 8.2
 511K
Inside Out (2015)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it's no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions - Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness. ...
Style: emotional, touching, inspirational, colourful, motivational ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family, life philosophy, coming of age, imaginary friend, dream, memory, childhood, friendship, joy, sadness, anger, disney ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: san francisco, california, usa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%