Movies like Desert Mirage

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Desert Mirage
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: twist ending, toilet humor, dark humor, surprise ending
Plot: coyote, goldfish, shark, murder, psychopath, banana peel, shooting gallery, mallet, sight gag, slingshot, theme park, boardwalk, strait jacket, talking animals, cartoonist, anvil, fighter plane, piggy bank, turtle, marijuana, slap, 2d animation, raccoon, chaos, dysfunctional family ...
Place: california

Most similar movies to Desert Mirage

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, not serious, stylized and clever films with plots about surrealism, catastrophe, storytelling, dialogue, family, friendship and disorder mostly in Comedy, Animation and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Desert Mirage: Cool World (1992), Monkeybone (2001), Despicable Me (2010), Girls Bravo (2004), Midnight Delight (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 19K
Cool World
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, humorous, sexy ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: sex, alternate reality, femme fatale, destiny, casino, unlikely couple, supernatural romance, parallel world, brutality, fantasy world, animals, nudity (topless - notable) ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 1940s, year 1945
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada
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System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
 4.7
 15K
Monkeybone
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, stylized, not serious, offbeat ...
Audience: date night, family outing, teens
Plot: parallel world, surrealism, death, hospital, imaginary, life & death, fantasy world, disorder, creativity, goofy hero, afterlife, hidden identity ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   83%
    User:   84%
 
 7.7
 444K
Despicable Me
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, sweet, entertaining, light, not serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: family, adoption, children, adventure, adoptive father, supervillain, heist, chase, mad scientist, little girl, orphan, assistant ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 20th century, 1960s ...
Place: usa, north korea, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   75%
    User:   82%
 
South Park: Kyle Sucks Cartman's Balls - The Trilogy
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, funny, offbeat, satirical ...
Audience: kids
Plot: parody, anti heroes, islam, chaos and mayhem, violence, violent, danger, pornography, sarcasm, vengeance, storytelling, censorship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   71%
    User:   63%
 
South Park: Bigger Longer & Uncut
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, clever, cynical, witty, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, censorship, death, violence, buddies, foul language, sarcasm, mischievous children, irreverent, free speech, stupidity, pornography ...
Place: canada, colorado, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   70%
    User:   66%
 
 6.8
 623
Girls Bravo
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Small for his age, Yukinari has been bullied and abused by girls all his life. Now in high school, he has developed a rare condition: whenever girls touch him, or even come close, he breaks out in hives. Imagine his surprise, when he is suddenly ...
Style: sexual, semi serious, sexy, erotic, feel good ...
Plot: friendship, parallel world, teenage life, fish out of water, imaginary, misfit, youth, social relations, friends, high school life, love and romance, disorder ...
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   61%
    User:   51%
 
Midnight Delight
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: elephant, science, marijuana, vignette, mouse, gym, reality, drug use, candle, hat, pot smoking, lion ...
Time: 2010s
Place: amsterdam, kindergarten
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   61%
    User:   52%
 
 7.2
 362
Slayers Return
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: sorcerer, surrealism, teenage girl, brunette, friendship, chase, fire, ice, redhead, disintegration, large breasts, girl fight ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   56%
 
 7.9
 392
TV Funhouse
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: "Saturday TV Funhouse" is the title of a recurring skit on NBC's Saturday Night Live featuring cartoons created by longtime SNL writer Robert Smigel as well as a short-lived spinoff series TV Funhouse that ran on Comedy Central. ...
Plot: dog, friendship, friend, comedian, joke, parody, adult humor, irreverence, surrealism, stereotype, absurd humor, absurdism ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   64%
 
The Big Sleaze
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Chuck Peterson is a young slacker with big dreams. Disowned by his family and ignored by his peers, he diligently pursues his dreams of writing a fantastic children's book to become famous and strike it rich. But due to a bipolar disorder and ...
Plot: beating, sleaze, disneyland, banana peel, street art, children, shoplifting, explosive, banana, snuff, casting, cat ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   51%
 
The Collected Shorts of Jan Svankmajer
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, puppet, pig, guinea pig, death, coffin
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   55%
 
 7.2
 785
Wyrd Sisters
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Based on the Terry Pratchett novel. On Discworld, in a small country called Lancre, three witches find themselves dragged into royal politics.
Plot: witch, fantasy world, magic, time travel, cat, elephant, sorceress, grim reaper, death, king, kiss, baby ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   56%
 
Brewster McCloud
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Brewster is an owlish, intellectual boy who lives in a fallout shelter of the Houston Astrodome. He has a dream: to take flight within the confines of the stadium. Brewster tells those he trusts of his dream, but displays a unique way of treating ...
Style: surreal, dark humor, humorous, semi serious, offbeat ...
Plot: murder, vietnam war, crimes, deadly, serial killer, obsessive quest, guardian angel, wings, obsession, custody, drug abuse, psychopath ...
Place: asia, texas, usa, vietnam, san francisco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   57%
 
Elf Bowling the Movie: The Great North Pole Elf Strike
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: christmas, elf, bowling, surrealism
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   43%
 
 5.6
 77
LokalFilmis
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: tv interview, paradise, ufo, racism, legend, vulgarity, street fight, guitar playing, vomiting, explosion, bus driver, dream ...
Place: slovakia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   56%
 
McDull, the Alumni
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: hunger, fireworks, meeting, orchestra, ballet, manager, sea captain, job seeking, intern, pig, graduation, island ...
Place: hong kong, kindergarten
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   50%
 
Uncle Grandpa
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 15 min.
Story: The adventures of Uncle Grandpa who is out to help every child and adult in the world through the power of imagination. With his mystical R.V. and eternal optimism, Uncle Grandpa is always ready to greet the day - and everyone he meets - with his ...
Style: not serious, humorous, offbeat, surreal
Audience: kids
Plot: goofy hero, nothing goes right, disorder, golden years, elderly, child, sunglasses, grandfather, uncle, pizza, children, dinosaur ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   42%
 
 6.9
 142
Gary the Rat
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Gary the Rat is an American television program adult-oriented animated series animated by Spike Animation Studios, produced by Grammnet Productions and distributed by Cheyenne Enterprises. It began as a Web cartoon in 2000 for Mediatrip.com. The ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, offbeat, surprise ending
Plot: chaos and mayhem, life turned upside down, disorder, society, lawyer, rat, defense attorney, anthropomorphic animal, anthropomorphism
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   35%
 
The Nine Lives of Fritz the Cat
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, not serious, humorous, satirical ...
Plot: violence, sex, addiction, marijuana, racism, nudity (full frontal - brief), on the road, buddies, college, social misfits, drugs, couple relations ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   38%
 
 6.7
 4K
Son of Zorn
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Zorn, the animated warrior, returns to Orange County, CA, to win back his live-action ex-wife Edie and teenage son, Alan.
Style: captivating, light, bad taste humour, feel good, exciting
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: family relations, friendship, father son relationship, adaptation, misfit, heroes, changing lives, workplace situations, youth, dysfunctional marriage, escapades, fight scenes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   44%
 
 6.7
 700
To Want to Fly
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Italy
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Maurizio works in a dubbing studio and puts sound effects into cartoons. One day his hands turn into cartoon ones, with a life of their own.
Style: semi serious, humorous, sexual, porno movie
Plot: social misfits, unlikely couple, looking for love, love affair, love and romance, prostitute, couples, filmmaking, dull life, misfit, female nudity, bedroom ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century, year 1991
Place: milan italy, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   42%
 
Megami Paradise
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 60 min.
Story: To preserve the peaceful times of Paradise, the Astrostar must be cleansed by the Mamamega. This person is defended by her shrine maidens. Lilith has been selected to be a shrine maiden, and is given the task to select the other two. This goes awry ...
Plot: heroine, female warrior, sorceress, clumsiness, magic, fight, surrealism, female nudity, voyeur, voyeurism
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System:   39%
    User:   42%
 
 6.2
 149K
Sausage Party
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: humorous, funny, dark humor, absurd, satirical ...
Plot: food, parody, supermarket, foul language, weed, stereotypes, sarcasm, life & death, eaten alive, racism, hot dog, vulgarity ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   44%
 
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Robin Harris' Bebe's Kids
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, not serious, talky, witty, cynical ...
Audience: preschoolers, kids, teens
Plot: children, hip hop, urban, mischievous children, theme park, nanny, animals, chaos and mayhem, youth, stereotypes, disorder, family ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   36%
 
Ice Age: The Meltdown
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Diego, Manny and Sid return in this sequel to the hit animated movie Ice Age. This time around, the deep freeze is over, and the ice-covered earth is starting to melt, which will destroy the trio's cherished valley. The impending disaster ...
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, exciting, touching ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, family, friendship, global warming, verbal byplay, buddies, animals, talking animals, iceberg, unlikely partners, opposites attract, kids and family ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   34%
 
 7.5
 379K
Ice Age
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: With the impending ice age almost upon them, a mismatched trio of prehistoric critters – Manny the woolly mammoth, Diego the saber-toothed tiger and Sid the giant sloth – find an orphaned infant and decide to return it to its human parents. ...
Style: humorous, entertaining, touching, sweet, sentimental ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, date night
Plot: adventure, friendship, rescue, unlikely friendships, ice age, family, missing child, ice, squirrel, life risking, bonding, caveman ...
Time: prehistoric times, prehistory, prehistoric, stone age
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   38%
 
The Incredible Mr. Limpet
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, War, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Milquetoast Henry Limpet experiences his fondest wish and is transformed into a fish. As a talking fish he assists the US Navy in hunting German submarines during World War II.
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, fairy tale, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: fish, family, friendship, submarine, ocean or sea, rescue, transformation, kids and family, destiny, good versus evil, children, talking animals ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   36%
 
 7.7
 317K
Wreck-It Ralph
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Wreck-It Ralph is the 9-foot-tall, 643-pound villain of an arcade video game named Fix-It Felix Jr., in which the game's titular hero fixes buildings that Ralph destroys. Wanting to prove he can be a good guy and not just a villain, Ralph ...
Style: humorous, touching, sweet, semi serious, clever ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, family, racing, disney, friendship, betrayal, transformation, nothing goes right, video game, fish out of water, redemption, arcade ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, 2010s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   39%
 
Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas
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: humorous, semi serious, feel good
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: young heroes, rescue, family, friendship, christmas, imaginary kingdom, adventure, mistaken identity, wish come true, fish out of water, imaginary, disorder ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   38%
 
 6.3
 85K
The Boss Baby
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: entertaining, funny, feel good, touching, melancholic ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: family, brothers, baby, sibling rivalry, love, adventure, imagination, parenthood, storytelling, kids and family, children, childhood ...
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   28%
 
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