Movies like My Life as a Zucchini

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My Life as a Zucchini (2016)
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My Life as a Zucchini (2016)
Original name: Ma vie de courgette
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: Switzerland, France, USA
Duration: 66 min.
Story: After his mother’s death, Zucchini is befriended by a kind police officer, Raymond, who accompanies him to his new foster home filled with other orphans his age. There, with the help of his newfound friends, Zucchini eventually learns to trust and love as he searches for a new family of his own.
Style: sincere, touching, psychological, compassionate, puppet animation, tragic, adult animation
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphanage, loneliness, boy, alcoholic, friendship, adoption, accidental killing, police officer, alone, orphan, introvert, tragedy, drunkenness, death of mother, 9 year old, based on a novel, amusement park, adaptation, new life, first love, children, bullying, photograph, bully, beer ...

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Most similar movies to My Life as a Zucchini

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, feel good, humorous and sweet films with plots about friendship, family, computer animation, orphan, children, adventure and friends mostly in Animation, Family and Comedy genres. Some movies like My Life as a Zucchini: Mary and Max (2009), The Grinch (2018), The Breadwinner (2017), Marona's Fantastic Tale (2019), The Willoughbys (2020). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Mary and Max (2009)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: Australia, USA
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, sentimental, stylized ...
Plot: loneliness, social misfits, friendship, letter, depression, correspondence, unlikely friendships, neighbor, asperger's syndrome, mental illness, suffering, young woman ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: australia, new york, usa
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87%
The Murder Case of Hana & Alice (2015)
Genre: Animation, Drama
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Prequel to 2004 coming-of-age live-action film Hana & Alice. After her parents separate, 14 year-old Tetsuko (who will soon be nick-named Alice) moves with her mother to a new town in what she calls "The Boonies" and must enroll as a ...
Style: captivating, tense, psychological, touching
Plot: friendship, first love, disappearance, teenage girl, school, new student, mysterious past, neighbor, past, following someone, classroom, amateur detective ...
Place: japan
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100%
 6.3
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The Grinch (2018)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: France, Japan, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The Grinch hatches a scheme to ruin Christmas when the residents of Whoville plan their annual holiday celebration.
Style: light, sincere, touching, entertaining, humorous
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, christmas movie, optimism, surrealism, small town, fight, happy ending, life philosophy, love and romance, family relations, best friends, justice ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Breadwinner (2017)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, War
Country: Ireland, Canada, Luxembourg, USA, Japan, UK, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A headstrong young girl in Afghanistan, ruled by the Taliban, disguises herself as a boy in order to provide for her family.
Style: sad, rough, heartbreaking, sincere, suspense
Plot: girl dressed as boy, arranged marriage, disguise, father daughter relationship, taliban, imprisonment, poverty, mother daughter relationship, sexism, prison, female protagonist, father ...
Place: afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Marona's Fantastic Tale (2019)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family
Country: France, Romania, Belgium, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Marona, an innocent and empathetic little female dog, remembers the life she has shared with different masters, whom she has loved unconditionally.
Style: captivating, sincere, disturbing, psychological
Audience: family outing
Plot: dog, female director, adaptation, family, destiny, society, love, adventure, friendship, female writer, female protagonist, bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Violet Evergarden: Eternity and the Auto Memory Doll (2019)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Isabella, the daughter of the noble York family, is enrolled in an all-girls academy to be groomed into a dame worthy of nobility. However, she has given up on her future, seeing the prestigious school as nothing more than a prison from the outside ...
Style: sincere, serious, melancholic, compassionate, touching ...
Plot: working life, post war, slice of life, female protagonist, typewriter, letter, war veteran, steampunk, master servant relationship, female friendship, sister sister relationship, girls' school ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Willoughbys (2020)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: Canada, USA, UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When the four Willoughby children are abandoned by their selfish parents, they must learn how to adapt their Old-Fashioned values to the contemporary world in order to create something new: The Modern Family.
Style: unusual plot structure, touching, funny, whimsical
Audience: family outing
Plot: siblings relations, abusive parent, parents and children, nanny, friendship, search and rescue, new life, teamwork, orphan, eccentric family, three brothers, obsessive quest ...
Place: mount everest
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Good Dinosaur (2015)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An epic journey into the world of dinosaurs where an Apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend.
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, touching, scenic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: dinosaur, adventure, friendship, family, unlikely partners, friends, computer animation, partners, escapades, meteor, waterfall, meteorite ...
Time: prehistory
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Adama (2015)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, War
Country: France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: 12 year-­old Adama lives in a remote village in West Africa, sheltered by the Cliffs. Out, beyond, lies "the land of breaths", the kingdom of wicked spirits hungry for war. When Samba, his elder brother, suddenly vanishes from the ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, sincere, psychological, touching
Plot: world war one, soldier, wounded, frontline, boy, brother brother relationship, wound, bird, train station, boat, 12 year old, nurse ...
Time: 1910s
Place: paris france, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Tigger Movie (2000)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family, Musical
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 77 min.
Story: As it happens, everybody - Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore, Roo, Rabbit, Owl - is busy preparing a suitable winter home for Eeyore. When everything they do seems to get undone by Tigger's exuberant bouncing, Rabbit suggest Tigger go outside and find other ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, sentimental, intense ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: friendship, rescue, adventure, heroic mission, escapades, young heroes, disorder, self discovery, teaching the ways of the world, curses spells and rituals, imaginary, tiger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Ride Your Wave (2019)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Hinako is a surf-loving college student who has just moved to a small seaside town. When a sudden fire breaks out at her apartment building, she is rescued by Minato, a handsome firefighter, and the two soon fall in love. Just as they become ...
Style: sweet, touching, feel good, light, shoujo
Plot: tragedy, surfing, firefighter, love, romance, beach, fire, slice of life, friendship, afterlife, high school, girl ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
All Dogs Go to Heaven (1989)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: When a casino owning dog named Charlie is murdered by his rival Carface, he finds himself in Heaven basically by default since all dogs go to heaven. However, since he wants to get back at his killer, he cons his way back to the living with the ...
Style: touching, sad, sweet, entertaining, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: afterlife, talking animals, dog, second chance, adventure, orphan, friendship, heaven, disney, animals, rescue, animal human communication ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1939
Place: new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.1
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Bambi II (2006)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance
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: sincere, touching, feel good, emotional, sentimental ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: deer, friendship, talking animals, parents and children, teaching the ways of the world, wilderness, self discovery, in the woods, animals, family relations, friends, forest ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Lilo & Stitch (2002)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A lonely Hawaiian girl named Lilo is being raised by her older sister, Nani, after their parents die -- under the watch of social worker Cobra Bubbles. When Lilo adopts a funny-looking dog and names him "Stitch," she doesn't realize ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, sweet, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, date night, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: disney, adoption, orphan, adventure, friendship, family, teaching the ways of the world, family relations, disorder, heroes, experiment, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: hawaii, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Mariah Carey's All I Want for Christmas Is You (2017)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When young Mariah sees a darling little puppy named "Princess" at the pet store, she suddenly knows exactly what she wants for Christmas. But before her Christmas wish can come true, she must prove that she can dog-sit her uncle's ...
Style: feel good, entertaining, sincere, touching, light ...
Audience: pre-teens, toddlers, kids, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: christmas, pet dog, new year's eve, christmas present, parents and children, teenage girl, dog, girl, gift, dream, little girl, child ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Storks (2016)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Storks deliver babies…or at least they used to. Now they deliver packages for a global internet retail giant. Junior, the company’s top delivery stork, is about to be promoted when he accidentally activates the Baby Making Machine, producing an ...
Style: sweet, humorous, touching, absurd, colourful ...
Audience: kids
Plot: baby, neglected child, anthropomorphic animal, good versus evil, stork, talking animals, boy, loneliness, imagination, little boy, fantasy world, talking bird ...
Time: 2010s
Place: japan, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Leafie, a Hen Into the Wild (2011)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: South Korea
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Based on a bestselling preteen novel of the same title that has sold more than 1 million copies in Korea, “Leafie, A Hen into the Wild” is about a laying hen named Leafie who is destined to live the “same old” repetitive life confined on the ...
Style: touching, serious, exciting, sincere, thought provoking
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: parents and children, animal life, friendship, danger, anthropomorphism, escapades, adventure, wilderness, family, family relations, dangerous animal, disorder ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Why, Charlie Brown, Why? (1990)
Genre: Animation, 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: feel good, touching, semi serious
Audience: preschoolers, kids
Plot: hospital, school, cancer, chemotherapy, leukemia, friendship, doctors and patients, life is a bitch, hopes, youth, pets, family ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Santa's Apprentice (2010)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: Australia, France, Ireland, UK
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Santa doesn't want to retire, but rules are rules and he must train someone to replace him. The lucky winner, to be chosen from among millions of children, must be named Nicholas, be an orphan and have a pure heart. On the other side of the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, touching
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: christmas, teaching the ways of the world, family, friendship, orphan, imaginary kingdom, young heroes, santa claus, elderly, imaginary, youth, workplace ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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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, cerebral, inspirational, motivational, touching ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family, life philosophy, disney, childhood, happy ending, family relations, coming of age, memory, imaginary, joy, creativity, dream ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: san francisco, minnesota, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.3
 242K
Finding Dory (2016)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Dory is reunited with her friends Nemo and Marlin in the search for answers about her past. What can she remember? Who are her parents? And where did she learn to speak Whale?
Style: feel good, humorous, light, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: disney, adventure, memory loss, underwater, shark, fish, friendship, self doubt, underwater scene, amnesia, family, ocean ...
Time: 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Land Before Time (1988)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA, Ireland
Duration: 69 min.
Story: An orphaned brontosaurus named Littlefoot sets off in search of the legendary Great Valley. A land of lush vegetation where the dinosaurs can thrive and live in peace. Along the way he meets four other young dinosaurs, each one a different species, ...
Style: touching, feel good, colourful, sweet, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: dinosaur, adventure, friendship, survival, talking animals, disney, tyrannosaurus rex, earthquake, animal life, family, babies and infants, danger ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Approved for Adoption (2012)
Genre: Animation, Biography, Drama, Family
Country: France, Belgium, South Korea, Switzerland, USA
Duration: 70 min.
Story: This remarkable animated documentary traces the unconventional upbringing of the filmmaker Jung Henin, one of thousands of Korean children adopted by Western families after the end of the Korean War. It is the story of a boy stranded between two ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, stylized, touching, realistic ...
Plot: orphan, self discovery, haunted by the past, hopes, obsessive quest, introspection, homecoming, adoption, adopted son, parent child relationship, part animation, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: seoul, asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 25 min.
Story: When Charlie Brown complains about the overwhelming materialism that he sees amongst everyone during the Christmas season, Lucy suggests that he become director of the school Christmas pageant. Charlie Brown accepts, but is a frustrating struggle. ...
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, feel good, nostalgic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: christmas, holiday, director, family, animal life, family relations, misfit, heroes, youth, young heroes, contests and competitions, artists and showbiz ...
Place: minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Winnie the Pooh: Springtime with Roo (2003)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 65 min.
Story: Spring has sprung, and baby Roo is excited to get out and explore and make new friends. But Rabbit seems preoccupied with spring cleaning, instead of embracing his usual role of playing Easter Bunny. Leave it to Roo to show Rabbit -- through love -- ...
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, semi serious
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: winnie the pooh, friendship, babies and infants, easter, partners, pets, rescue, adventure, young heroes, best friends, mischievous children, disorder ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 8.5
 947K
The Lion King (1994)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A young lion cub named Simba can't wait to be king. But his uncle craves the title for himself and will stop at nothing to get it.
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, girls' night
Plot: disney, family, lion, adventure, talking animals, good versus evil, betrayal, friendship, prince, king, jungle, pride and honor ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.8
 20K
Ballerina (2016)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Music
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Set in 1879 Paris. An orphan girl dreams of becoming a ballerina and flees her rural Brittany for Paris, where she passes for someone else and accedes to the position of pupil at the Grand Opera house.
Style: touching, inspirational, light, sweet, humorous
Audience: kids
Plot: dancing, ballerina, ballet, rivalry, orphan, follow your dream, inventor, best friends in love, children, escape, flying, redhead girl ...
Time: 19th century
Place: paris france, brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 8.2
 107K
Klaus (2019)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: Spain, UK, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A postman is posted to a frozen town in the North - where he discovers Santa Claus is hiding out.
Style: sincere, funny, thought provoking, feel good, colourful
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, santa claus, postman, friendship, kindness, good versus evil, small town, island, christmas present, heroic mission, netflix, re-education ...
Time: 19th century
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
An Easter Carol (2004)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 49 min.
Story: An adoption of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol translated into a Christian retelling for Easter with the Veggie Tales characters.
Style: exciting, touching, feel good, semi serious, christian film ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: family relations, church, computer animation, factory, easter, save the day, young heroes, heroes, rivalry, mischievous children, reincarnation, family life ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Meet the Robinsons (2007)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In this animated adventure, brilliant preteen inventor Lewis creates a memory scanner to retrieve his earliest recollections and find out why his mother gave him up for adoption. But when the villainous Bowler Hat Guy steals the machine, Lewis is ...
Style: exciting, humorous, futuristic, sweet, feel good ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: time travel, time machine, family, adventure, orphan, sent to the past, adoption, friendship, orphanage, eccentric family, computer animation, dreams ...
Time: future, contemporary, 2030s, 21st century, 2000s
Place: canada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%