Movies like Ethel & Ernest

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Ethel & Ernest (2016)
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Ethel & Ernest (2016)
Genre: Animation, Drama, History
Country: UK, Luxembourg
Duration: 94 min.
Story: This hand drawn animated film, based on the award winning graphic novel by Raymond Briggs, is an intimate and affectionate depiction of the life and times of his parents, two ordinary Londoners living through extraordinary events.
Style: cult film
Plot: world war two, cat, family relations, sad ending, maid, baby, childbirth, bicycle, marriage, baby boy, father son relationship, servant, quitting a job, arson, british, working class, bomb explosion, little boy, stepmother stepdaughter relationship, camera, death of father, death of mother, movie theatre, black cat, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 50s, 1940s, 1930s, year 1939, 1920s ...
Place: england, london

Most similar movies to Ethel & Ernest

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, stylized and touching films with plots about friendship, family relations, surrealism, friends, death, violence and storytelling mostly in Animation, Drama and History genres. Some movies like Ethel & Ernest: American Pop (1981), When the Wind Blows (1986), Barefoot Gen (1983), In This Corner of the World (2016), Giovanni's Island (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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American Pop (1981)
Genre: Animation, Drama, History, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: American Pop is an American animated film that tells the story of four generations of a Russian Jewish immigrant family of musicians whose careers parallel the history of American popular music.
Style: captivating, sentimental, semi serious, realistic, adult animation ...
Plot: music, jazz, music hall, jazz band, songwriter, music business, love and romance, musician's life, family relations, parents and children, ambition, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1940s, 1920s, 20s ...
Place: usa, russia, new york, europe, italy ...
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95%
When the Wind Blows (1986)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 84 min.
Story: With the help of government-issued pamphlets, an elderly British couple build a shelter and prepare for an impending nuclear attack, unaware that times and the nature of war have changed from their romantic memories of World War II
Style: touching, realistic, serious, bleak, adult animation ...
Plot: countryside, cold war, nuclear threat, english countryside, war, nuclear holocaust, chaos, bomb shelter, 2d animation, nuclear war, insurance, radiation sickness ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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Barefoot Gen (1983)
Genre: Animation, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A powerful statement against war, Barefoot Gen is a story about the effect of the atomic bomb on a boy's life and the lives of the Japanese people. Based on the acclaimed manga by Nakazawa Keiji, the author of Barefoot Gen, who was 6 years old ...
Style: adult animation, rough, suspenseful, bleak, disturbing ...
Plot: world war two, anti war, orphan, demolished city, burned alive, contamination, atrocity, catastrophe, survival, radiation sickness, bombing, nuclear holocaust ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: japan, asia, hiroshima japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
In This Corner of the World (2016)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, History, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Newlywed Suzu Urano moves to her new life in Kure City on the coast of Hiroshima Prefecture, where she perseveres through World War II with pluck and determination.
Style: thought provoking, captivating, tense, touching, suspenseful
Plot: family relations, bombing, military, wedding, evacuation, anniversary, female protagonist, world war two, war, danger, couples, society ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1943, year 1944 ...
Place: hiroshima japan, japan, east asia, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Giovanni's Island (2014)
Genre: Animation, Drama, History, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In the aftermath of the most devastating conflict mankind had ever experienced, the tiny island of Shikotan became part of the Sakhalin Oblast... and on the unhealed border in this remote corner of the world, friendship among children from two ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, island, young heroes, forceful separation, life turned upside down, social differences, village, society, deportation, communication problem, post world war two, dancing ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1946, year 1947 ...
Place: asia, soviet union, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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The Wind Rises (2013)
Genre: Animation, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A lifelong love of flight inspires Japanese aviation engineer Jiro Horikoshi, whose storied career includes the creation of the A-6M World War II fighter plane.
Style: touching, stylized, atmospheric, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: tuberculosis, hopes, world war two, dreams, earthquake, love, follow your dream, inventions and discoveries, love and romance, letter, airplane, great depression ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20s, 30s, 40s ...
Place: japan, asia, germany, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 8.0
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Persepolis (2007)
Genre: Animation, Biography, Drama, Family, History, War
Country: France, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In 1970s Iran, Marjane 'Marji' Statrapi watches events through her young eyes and her idealistic family of a long dream being fulfilled of the hated Shah's defeat in the Iranian Revolution of 1979. However as Marji grows up, she ...
Style: serious, thought provoking, realistic, adult animation, rough ...
Plot: revolution, muslim, freedom, life is a bitch, society, depression, rebellion, self discovery, politics, coming of age, childhood, oppression ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 90s, 20th century, 1990s ...
Place: iran, middle east, france, sweden, moscow russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
A Man is Dead (2018)
Genre: Animation, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 66 min.
Story: Brest, 1950. The war ended five years ago and nothing remains of the city. Massive bombings and intense fighting lasting more than a month turned the city, its docks, its arsenal, into ashes. Thousands of workers will build it up again, brick by ...
Plot: communist, communism, war, worker, film within a film, police violence, french politics, working class, post world war two, working conditions, funeral, labor union ...
Time: year 1950
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Balto (1995)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, History
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 78 min.
Story: An outcast half-wolf risks his life to prevent a deadly epidemic from ravaging Nome, Alaska.
Style: sentimental, feel good, suspenseful, exciting, sincere ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: dog, wolf, rivalry, adventure, danger, dog sled, daring rescue, goose, against the odds, save the day, heroic mission, courage ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Grave of the Fireflies (1988)
Genre: Animation, Drama, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In the final months of World War II, 14-year-old Seita and his sister Setsuko are orphaned when their mother is killed during an air raid in Kobe, Japan. After a falling out with their aunt, they move into an abandoned bomb shelter. With no ...
Style: heartbreaking, touching, stylized, harsh, depressing ...
Plot: orphan, survival, siblings relations, world war two, hunger, hiding place, loss of parent, death of parent, bomb, theft, war, firefly ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1945
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
My Mummy is in America and She Met Buffalo Bill (2013)
Genre: Animation
Country: France, Luxembourg
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Jean’s father is always busy at work, so he spends most of his time with his nanny Yvette and neighbour Michelle. His mother is away but nobody talks about her. Luckily Michelle is on hand to read postcards about Mum’s Wild West escapades and, ...
Style: humorous, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, imaginary, family, youth, single parent, friends, family relations, small town, family life, siblings relations, factory, santa claus ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Wrinkles (2011)
Genre: Animation, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Based on Paco Roca's comic of the same title (2008 Spanish National Comic Prize), WRINKLES is a 2D animated feature-length film for an adult audience. Wrinkles portrays the friendship between Emilio and Miguel, two aged gentlemen shut away in a ...
Style: touching, humorous, sentimental, sad, compassionate ...
Plot: friendship, retirement home, alzheimer's disease, retirement home life, childhood memory, old age, fighting the system, parents and children, rescue, bittersweet, friends, golden years ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 1K
Alois Nebel (2011)
Genre: Animation, Drama
Country: Czech Republic, Germany
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A train dispatcher encounters a mute stranger who appears out of nowhere, and finds himself mysteriously involved with a murder in Poland. The end of the eighties in the twentieth century. Alois Nebel works as a dis­patcher at the small railway ...
Style: atmospheric, tense, psychological, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: surrealism, mysterious character, uncover truth, haunted by the past, society, crimes, murder, bittersweet, social misfits, mystery, life is a bitch, misfit ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1989
Place: czechoslovakia, prague, czech republic, poland, central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.3
 11K
Fritz the Cat (1972)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A hypocritical swinging college student cat raises hell in a satiric vision of various elements on the 1960's.
Style: disturbing, adult animation, offbeat, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: satire, addiction, revolution, hippie, sexual revolution, cat, drug abuse, sexual abuse, drug dealing, interracial relations, race riot, hallucinogenic drug ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1966, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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The Prophet (2014)
Genre: Animation, Drama
Country: Qatar, France, Lebanon, Canada, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Exiled artist and poet Mustafa embarks on a journey home with his housekeeper and her daughter; together the trio must evade the authorities who fear that the truth in Mustafa's words will incite rebellion.
Style: thought provoking, mind bending, tragic ending, sincere, scenic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: wise man, wisdom of life, introspection, friendship, girl, song, single mother, painter, fantasizing, mute child, healing, house arrest ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
First Squad: The Moment of Truth (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, History, Sci-Fi, War
Country: Russia, Japan, Canada
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Set during the opening days of World War II on the Eastern Front. Its main cast are a group of Soviet teenagers with extraordinary abilities; the teenagers have been drafted to form a special unit to fight the invading German army. They are opposed ...
Style: stylized, bleak, serious, exciting, suspenseful
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, world war two, super soldier, nazi, danger, supernatural ability, escapades, battles, heroes, military, soldier, zombie ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.7
 3K
Miss Hokusai (2015)
Genre: Animation, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Japan
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The time: 1814. The place: Edo, now known as Tokyo. A much accomplished artist of his time and now in his mid-fifties, Tetsuzo can boast clients from all over Japan, and tirelessly works in the garbage-loaded chaos of his house-atelier. He spends ...
Style: touching, captivating, psychological, sentimental, fairy tale
Plot: art history, father daughter relationship, drawing, sister sister relationship, painting, illness, bridge, artist, edo period, society, family relations, rivalry ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.6
 33K
Watership Down (1978)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When the warren belonging to a community of rabbits is threatened, a brave group led by Fiver, Bigwig, Blackberry and Hazel leave their homeland in a search of a safe new haven.
Style: emotional, serious, cult film, gloomy, adult animation ...
Plot: adventure, rabbit, friendship, journey, violence, survival, family, in the woods, animal life, a vision, wounded animal, bird ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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8 Heads of Madness (2017)
Genre: Animation, Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia
Duration: 107 min.
Story: ANNA ALEXANDROVNA BARKOVA (1901-1976) Journalist and poet, meeting suspicious characters. Involved in immoral love affairs. Work in the Kremlin, fired. 1934 - Arrested, 5 years of penal servitude in Karaganda. Lived in Ukraine during the WWII. 1946 ...
Style: non-linear
Plot: gay interest, breaking the fourth wall, poet, multiple outcomes, mausoleum, gulag, gay protagonist, strong female character, repeated scene, strong female lead, park, writers ...
Time: 1920s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Plague Dogs (1982)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The Plague Dogs is a 1982 animated film based on the 1977 novel of the same name by Richard Adams. The story is centred on two dogs named Rowf and Snitter, who escape from a research laboratory in Great Britain. In the process of telling the story, ...
Style: adult animation, cult film, serious, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: danger, chase, laboratory, dog, dangerous animal, adventure, pets, race against time, deadly, fugitives, escapades, animal life ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Day of the Crows (2012)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy
Country: France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In a cabin of the deep of the forest, a child and his father leas a wild and hard life in utmost isolation. The child grows up fearing and admiring his father, with the ghosts haunting the forest as his only companions. Until the day he discovers ...
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, captivating
Audience: family outing, preschoolers
Plot: ghost, village, fish out of water, supernatural, life turned upside down, family relations, isolation, parents and children, fall in love, family, youth, in the woods ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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My Dog Tulip (2009)
Genre: Animation, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The story of a man who rescues a German shepherd and how the two become fast friends.
Style: sincere, atmospheric, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: german shepherd, dog, human animal relationship, pets, friendship, wounded animal, rescue, memoir, dog movie, bittersweet, friends, female director ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Tragedy of Man (2011)
Genre: Animation, Drama, History, Sci-Fi
Country: Hungary
Duration: 160 min.
Story: Jankovic’s adaptation of the eponymous play, is divided into multiple parts and depicts the creation and fall of Man throughout history.
Style: futuristic, epic, experimental
Plot: adam and eve, christianity, society, spacecraft, ancient rome, existentialism, scientist, devil, philosophy, religion, communism, french revolution ...
Place: ancient greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 12
Scarlet Lake (2016)
Genre: Animation, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 59 min.
Story: Iclone animated Film-Noir tribute consisting of 3 short stories.
Plot: drugs, murder, organized crime, anti hero, alcohol, money, neo noir, femme fatale, anti heroes, computer animation, shadow
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.1
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Tehran Taboo (2017)
Genre: Animation, Drama
Country: Germany, Austria
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The lives of three strong-willed women and a young musician cross paths in Tehran’s schizophrenic society where sex, adultery, corruption, prostitution and drugs coexist with strict religious law. In this bustling modern metropolis, avoiding ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: taboo, prostitution, drugs, prison, virginity, pregnancy, women's rights, rooftop, car driving, gynecologist, female nudity, photograph ...
Place: tehran iran, iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Illusionist (2010)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: France, UK
Duration: 90 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, sentimental, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: preschoolers
Plot: loneliness, magical, magician, friendship, coming of age, age difference, artists and showbiz, odd couple, french, art, frustration, stage ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1959, 1950s
Place: england, paris france, france, scotland, scottish highlands ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Bob the Builder: The Knights of Fix-A-Lot (2003)
Genre: Animation, Family
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: When an old castle needs repairs, it's time to call Bob the Builder! Unfortunately a case of mistaken identity puts Bob's father in charge, resulting in one disaster after another! Meanwhile, tales of Camelot inspire Bob's noble crew ...
Style: feel good, humorous, exciting, semi serious
Audience: kids, family outing, toddlers
Plot: family, escapades, workplace, mistaken identity, workplace situations, friendship, parents and children, imaginary, partners, disorder, palaces castles and temples, family relations ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Belladonna of Sadness (1973)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A peasant woman is banished from her village and makes a deal with the devil to gain magical powers.
Style: adult animation, cult film, art house, psychedelic
Plot: loss of innocence, exile, surrealism, village, plague, beauty, demon, rape, crying, bare breasts, love, female protagonist ...
Time: middle ages
Place: feudal japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Heavy Traffic (1973)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: An "underground" cartoonist contends with life in the inner city, where various unsavory characters serve as inspiration for his artwork.
Style: adult animation, controversial, surreal, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: interracial relations, city life, sexual dysfunction, racism, marijuana, surrealism, virgin, sexual frustration, pinball, down on your luck, urban, working class ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Glitch in the Grid (2011)
Genre: Animation, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Three artists struggling against the grid of society find spiritual renewal.
Style: experimental, contemplative, psychological, atmospheric, sincere ...
Plot: unemployment, friends, hopes, society, friendship, introspection, self discovery, unfulfillment, small town, materialism, bad trip, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%