Movies like Desert Mirage

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Desert Mirage (2016)
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Desert Mirage (2016)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Aspiring cartoonist and middle-aged gumbuster Cliff Morelli (Jeremy Koerner, Black Cat Whiskey, New York Lately) spends his days at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk performing minimum wage janitorial duties. When he is put on suspension after harassing a teenager and his parents threaten to throw him out of the house, Cliff decides to actively pursue his lifelong animation dreams by reconnecting with his rich brother Jack. After a failed attempt and a string of bad luck, Cliff finds himself at the mercy of the animated characters he has created, and together, they form a devilish plan to exact revenge on all those that have wronged him.
Style: surprise ending, dark humor, twist ending, toilet humor
Plot: shark, murder, goldfish, coyote, psychopath, prison, cartoon dog, airplane, violence, treasure hunt, desert, death, marijuana, suicide, rich man, train, swearing, gun, beach, job, turtle, chase, skeleton, threat, dysfunctional family ...
Place: california

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, funny, clever and melancholic films with plots about catastrophe, storytelling, chase, dialogue, destiny, family and mentor mostly in Animation, Comedy and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Desert Mirage: Monkeybone (2001), Cool World (1992), ROUND (2018), Sausage Party (2016), Midnight Delight (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, imaginary, goofy hero, surrealism, hospital, monkey, alternate reality, dreams, organ donation, supernatural, danger, disorder ...
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 4.9
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Cool World (1992)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Jack Deebs is a cartoonist who is due to be released from jail. His comic book "Cool World" describes a zany world populated by "doodles" (cartoon characters) and "noids" (humanoids). What Jack didn't realize is ...
Style: surreal, stylized, not serious, witty, humorous ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: parallel world, seduction, sex, casino, femme fatale, cartoonist, alternate dimension, couples, law enforcement, supernatural romance, supernatural, misfit ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1945, 1990s, 1940s
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
South Park: Bigger Longer & Uncut (1999)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: When the four boys see an R-rated movie featuring Canadians Terrance and Philip, they are pronounced "corrupted", and their parents pressure the United States to wage war against Canada.
Style: humorous, witty, cynical, offbeat, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: death, hypocrisy, gay slur, child swearing, atheist, elementary school, mischievous children, heaven and hell, parody, child abuse, hell, satan ...
Place: canada, usa, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
The Collected Shorts of Jan Svankmajer (2003)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: For the past 40 years, Jan Svankmajer (Faust, Conspirators of Pleasure) has been hailed as one of cinema's most consistently surprising, wildly imaginative, and remarkable surrealists of our time. Utilizing a delirious combination of puppets, ...
Style: avant garde
Plot: surrealism, death, puppet, pig, guinea pig, coffin
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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ROUND (2018)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set in The City where Jonathan Kersky as a Stuntman at Theme park, had a motorcycle accident. After several times changed jobs, finally he got a job which makes saving someone's life and at the same time bring him into trouble with The Secret ...
Style: surprise ending
Plot: theme park, friendship, beach, motorcycle, rock star, farm, inventor, taxi driver, village, ship, children, ambulance ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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, offbeat, not serious, funny, satirical ...
Audience: kids
Plot: bet, mayor, monster, trap, imagination, adult humor, wager, parody, disorder, antisocial behavior, imaginary, escapades ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.2
 162K
Sausage Party (2016)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Sausage Party, the first R-rated CG animated movie, is about one sausage leading a group of supermarket products on a quest to discover the truth about their existence and what really happens when they become chosen to leave the grocery store.
Style: dark humor, humorous, funny, brutal, absurd ...
Plot: sausage, supermarket, parody, anthropomorphism, food, vulgarity, grocery store, death, brutality, loss of faith, eaten alive, hot dog ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Midnight Delight (2016)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: An American comedy film composed of nine vignettes where characters in a marijuana smoking lounge have conversations with people they have never met before.
Style: philosophical
Plot: drug humor, anthology, one night, couch, midnight, vegan, fashion model, marijuana, rapper, friend, friendship, dancing ...
Time: 2010s
Place: amsterdam, kindergarten
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 7.6
 470K
Despicable Me (2010)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Villainous Gru lives up to his reputation as a despicable, deplorable and downright unlikable guy when he hatches a plan to steal the moon from the sky. But he has a tough time staying on task after three orphans land in his care.
Style: humorous, feel good, entertaining, sweet, light ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: adoption, family, orphan, disney, friendship, little girl, chase, villain, adoptive father, supervillain, assistant, mad scientist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 20th century, year 1969 ...
Place: usa, egypt, north korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 387
Slayers Return (1996)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 61 min.
Story: Outrageous enemies such as secret organizations aiming to dominate the world and mysterious strongest fighting forces attack Lina and Naga one after another for legendary "treasure" lying in a village in which Elves used to live. In ...
Plot: sword and sorcery, sorcerer, spell, fire, girl heroine, girl power, girl fight, heiress, large breasts, bikini, magic, evil sorcerer ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck are up to their feuding ways again. Tired of playing second fiddle to Bugs, Daffy has decided to leave the Studio for good. He is aided by Warner Bros.' humor impaired Vice President of Comedy, Kate Houghton, who ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, exciting, witty ...
Audience: family outing, date night, kids
Plot: destiny, desert, world domination, satellite, spy, duck, family, adventure, chase, danger, hollywood, treasure hunt ...
Place: nevada, africa, las vegas, usa, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: surreal, atmospheric, humorous, thought provoking, gloomy ...
Plot: immortality, surrealism, hospital, illness, nightmare, divorced parents, mental illness, direction and purpose, hopes, introspection, mental instability, death of parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Elf Bowling the Movie: The Great North Pole Elf Strike (2007)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: So you think you know the real story behind Santa Claus? So starts "Elf Bowling the Movie: The Great North Pole Elf Strike" and it takes you on a laugh filled journey from pirate filled oceans to the North Pole to Fiji. There are several ...
Plot: elf, christmas, surrealism, bowling
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 2.6
 592
Re-Animated (2006)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Part live-action, part animated story about a boy who, after an awful amusement park accident, gets a brain transplant, which allows him to see cartoon characters in real life.
Plot: brain transplant, theme park, alien, accident, surrealism, close up of mouth, part animation
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Nine Lives of Fritz the Cat (1974)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Fritz, now married and with a son, is desperate to escape from the domestic hell he now finds himself in. Lighting up a joint, he begins to dream about his eight other lives, hoping to find one that will provide a pleasant distraction.
Style: disturbing, witty, offbeat, not serious, humorous ...
Plot: racism, violence, sex, drug abuse, cat, sexual revolution, anthropomorphism, cheating, surrealism, hell, addiction, social misfits ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
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47%
 5.5
 82
LokalFilmis (2015)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Fantasy, Musical
Country: Slovakia
Duration: 78 min.
Story: As a gypsy prophet, Pista Lakatos foretells the arrival of a Messiah from a ghetto who will change the world. After Rytmaus is born, he becomes the most famous rapper in Central Europe. Rytmaus believes that he is the Messiah and runs for the office ...
Plot: devil, gypsy, rumor, teenage boy, concert, tiger, president, manager, eagle, goldfish, pregnant woman, election ...
Place: slovakia
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46%
Robin Harris' Bebe's Kids (1992)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 70 min.
Story: When Robin meets the lovely Jamika he thinks he's in heaven. But when he meets her friend Bebe's children, whom she is looking after, he knows he's in hell. Bebe's kids are the most obnoxious, irritating, pain in the butt kids he ...
Style: humorous, witty, cynical, talky, biting ...
Audience: preschoolers, kids, teens
Plot: theme park, hip hop, nanny, babies and infants, mischievous children, youth, urban, family life, disorder, family relations, chaos and mayhem, city life ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
McDull, the Alumni (2006)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In McDull, the Alumni, our protagonist has grown up. He is no longer the little boy who banters with his mates at school. How he wishes he could just go on bantering all day long with his mates at the renowned Flower on the Spring Field ...
Plot: job seeking, police raid, lawyer, school bus, judge, sailor, island, overweight, anniversary, barbecue, professor, restaurant ...
Place: kindergarten, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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The Boss Baby (2017)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A story about how a new baby's arrival impacts a family, told from the point of view of a delightfully unreliable narrator, a wildly imaginative 7 year old named Tim.
Style: funny, feel good, touching, entertaining, melancholic ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: sibling rivalry, baby, family, adventure, parenthood, brothers, love, imagination, little boy, airport, teeth, job promotion ...
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (2009)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Pop sensations Alvin, Simon and Theodore end up in the care of Dave Seville's twenty-something nephew Toby. The boys must put aside music super stardom to return to school, and are tasked with saving the school's music program by winning ...
Style: humorous, entertaining, sincere, light, touching ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, teens
Plot: chipmunk, music band, friends, family, family relations, artists and showbiz, childhood, talking animals, singing, school, mischievous children, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, california, paris france, mexico city, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Where The Dead Go to Die (2012)
Genre: Animation, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A troubled group of children living on the same block are haunted by a talking dog named Labby who brings them on surreal hell-rides between different dimensions and time periods.
Plot: evil spirit, demon, hell, gore, gun, surrealism, nightmare, grave, violence, serial killer, serial murder, child ...
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44%
 7.3
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Bad Cat (2016)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Turkey
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Produced by Turkey's biggest animation studio, Anima Istanbul, The Bad Cat is an animated epic for young adults featuring the unforgettably bad cat, Shero and his foul mouthed gang in action. As animals inhabiting streets Shero and his friends ...
Style: funny, gross out humor, brutal, dark humor
Plot: cat, father son relationship, zombie, bank robbery, seagull, bad temper, revenge, human animal relationship, anthropomorphic animal, sarcasm, murder, rat ...
Place: istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.0
 156K
Shark Tale (2004)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Oscar is a small fish whose big aspirations often get him into trouble. Meanwhile, Lenny is a great white shark with a surprising secret that no sea creature would guess: He's a vegetarian. When a lie turns Oscar into an improbable hero and ...
Style: humorous, feel good, exciting, funny, colourful ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: fish, adventure, shark, underwater, animal life, anthropomorphism, anthropomorphic animal, friendship, talking animals, animals, loss of son, ransom ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 6.9
 54K
The Rescuers (1977)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: What can two little mice possibly do to save an orphan girl who's fallen into evil hands? With a little cooperation and faith in oneself, anything is possible! As members of the mouse-run International Rescue Aid Society, Bernard and Miss ...
Style: light, touching, feel good, semi serious, colourful ...
Audience: preschoolers, family outing, kids
Plot: mouse, rescue, adventure, friendship, kidnapping, heroes, mole, rescue mission, on the run, chase, disney, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas (1999)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 66 min.
Story: Mickey, Minnie, and their famous friends Goofy, Donald, Daisy and Pluto gather together to reminisce about the love, magic and surprises in three wonder-filled stories of Christmas past.
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: christmas, imaginary kingdom, friendship, partners, young heroes, teaching the ways of the world, switching roles, adventure, wish come true, imaginary, mischievous children, family ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.8
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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: colourful, sweet, humorous, surprise ending, entertaining ...
Audience: kids
Plot: stork, baby, flying, talking bird, fantasy world, good versus evil, teenage girl, transformation, loneliness, villain, neglected child, fired ...
Time: 2010s
Place: japan, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Alvin and the Chipmunks (2007)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A struggling songwriter named Dave Seville finds success when he comes across a trio of singing chipmunks: mischievous leader Alvin, brainy Simon, and chubby, impressionable Theodore.
Style: humorous, entertaining, light, touching, romantic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, teens
Plot: disney, family, friendship, siblings relations, rising to stardom, chipmunk, music band, young heroes, music, anthropomorphism, father son relationship, songwriter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, los angeles, chicago illinois, california, cincinnati ohio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.2
 33K
Fantasia 2000 (1999)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Blending lively music and brilliant animation, this sequel to the original 'Fantasia' restores 'The Sorcerer's Apprentice' and adds seven new shorts.
Style: stylized, exciting, captivating, fairy tale, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: disney, pianist, mouse, music, couple relations, imaginary, friendship, buddies, orchestra, classical music, art, rescue ...
Time: 1930s, 1990s
Place: usa, italy, new york, europe, grand central station manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.0
 73K
Garfield (2004)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Garfield, the fat, lazy, lasagna lover, has everything a cat could want. But when Jon, in an effort to impress the Liz - the vet and an old high-school crush - adopts a dog named Odie and brings him home, Garfield gets the one thing he doesn't ...
Style: humorous, feel good, comic, entertaining, not serious ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, preschoolers
Plot: cat, talking animals, pets, rescue, animal life, disorder, happy ending, dog, animal shelter, tv host, adaptation, adventure ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When the old-old-old-fashioned vampire Vlad arrives at the hotel for an impromptu family get-together, Hotel Transylvania is in for a collision of supernatural old-school and modern day cool.
Style: humorous, funny, feel good, entertaining, not serious ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: imaginary, hotel, family, vampire, monsters, grandfather grandson relationship, adventure, mummy, witch, invisible man, marriage, zombie ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: romania, transylvania, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%