Movies like Ethel & Ernest

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Ethel & Ernest (2016)
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Ethel & Ernest (2016)
Genre: Animation, Drama, History
Country: UK
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.
Plot: cat, sad ending, maid, childbirth, marriage, baby boy, servant, quitting a job, british, working class, bomb explosion, little boy, stepmother stepdaughter relationship, black cat, british history, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, dementia, death of mother, world war two, death of father, death of wife, family home, 2d animation, crying ...
Time: year 1939, 1950s, 1940s, 1960s, 1930s, 1920s, 20th century
Place: england

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, stylized, serious and touching films with plots about friendship, friends, storytelling, society, brutality, surrealism and mentor mostly in Animation, Drama and History genres. Some movies like Ethel & Ernest: In This Corner of the World (2016), American Pop (1981), When the Wind Blows (1986), The Illusionist (2010), Aya of Yop City (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
In This Corner of the World (2016)
Genre: Animation, Drama, 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, suspenseful, touching
Plot: military, wedding, bombing, female protagonist, anniversary, evacuation, war, danger, family relations, couples, society, sickness ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, year 1943, year 1944 ...
Place: hiroshima japan, japan
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95%
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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: sentimental, captivating, realistic, semi serious, intense ...
Plot: music, jazz, songwriter, jazz band, music hall, music business, love and romance, musician's life, ambition, family relations, artists and showbiz, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 20s, 40s, 1960s ...
Place: usa, russia, europe, new york, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
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, bleak, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: cold war, countryside, nuclear threat, english countryside, nuclear holocaust, war, chaos, bomb shelter, 2d animation, insurance, nuclear war, radiation sickness ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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: stylized, touching, sentimental, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: preschoolers
Plot: magical, loneliness, magician, friendship, coming of age, age difference, odd couple, french, art, stage, imagination, mentor ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1959, 1950s
Place: england, france, scotland, edinburgh scotland, scottish highlands ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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Institute Benjamenta, or This Dream That One Calls Human Life (1995)
Genre: Animation, Drama
Country: UK, Japan, Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Jakob arrives at the Institute Benjamenta (run by brother and sister Johannes and Lisa Benjamenta) to learn to become a servant. With seven other men, he studies under Lisa: absurd lessons of movement, drawing circles, and servility. He asks for a ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, gloomy, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: siblings relations, eccentric family, master and servant, family relations, power relations, haunted by the past, society, mind game, love and romance, boarding school life, boarding school, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Aya of Yop City (2013)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Love stories in Yopougon, a neighborhood of the Ivory Coast capital
Style: stylized, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: teenage life, friends, working class, society, urban, best friends, youth, pregnancy, young girl, rich, money, marriage ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Persepolis (2007)
Genre: Animation, Biography, Drama, 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: tense, thought provoking, clever, serious, sincere ...
Plot: muslim, coming of age, revolution, childhood, idealism, depression, freedom, protest, hypocrisy, morality, exile, divorce ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, 70s, year 1978 ...
Place: iran, middle east, france, austria, moscow russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: gloomy, realistic, touching, emotional, stylized ...
Plot: island, friendship, dancing, young heroes, youth, village, society, social differences, innocence lost, disorder, deportation, best friends ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, year 1945, year 1946, year 1947
Place: asia, soviet union, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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: suspenseful, bleak, rough, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: contamination, anti war, orphan, atrocity, burned alive, survival, bombing, radiation sickness, soldier, military, coming of age, family relations ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: japan, asia, hiroshima japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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, atmospheric, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Plot: earthquake, inventions and discoveries, hopes, love, dreams, tuberculosis, follow your dream, love and romance, letter, airplane, great depression, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 20s, 1930s ...
Place: japan, asia, germany, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Scarlet Lake (2016)
Genre: Animation, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 59 min.
Story: Iclone animated Film-Noir tribute consisting of 3 short stories.
Plot: alcohol, money, organized crime, neo noir, murder, drugs, anti hero, shadow, femme fatale
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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 ...
Plot: taboo, sex scene, pregnancy, court, suicide, photograph, snowing, sound recording, playing piano, drug, accordion, arrest ...
Place: tehran iran, iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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
Plot: capitalism, french revolution, society, ancient rome, spacecraft, crusader, adam and eve, communism, devil, hedonism, lucifer, existentialism ...
Place: ancient greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: touching, heartbreaking, stylized, harsh, depressing ...
Plot: orphan, survival, siblings relations, hunger, theft, war, bomb, loss of parent, firefly, navy, desperation, danger ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: japan, asia, mine, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: police violence, post world war two, working conditions, french politics, funeral, labor union, filmmaker, strike, class struggle, working class, documentary filmmaking, shot in the head ...
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48%
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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, stylized, serious, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: human animal relationship, dog, german shepherd, pets, rescue, wounded animal, friends, friendship, typewriter, autobiography, old man, motorcycle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: sincere, gloomy, surreal, offbeat, psychological ...
Plot: unemployment, twentysomething life, small town, society, introspection, materialism, religions or cults, friends, cause and meaning, friendship, hopes, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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: realistic, stylized, tense, gloomy, atmospheric ...
Plot: surrealism, life is a bitch, mystery, uncover truth, crimes, social misfits, mysterious character, misfit, society, haunted by the past, axe, rotoscoping ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1989
Place: czechoslovakia, prague, czech republic, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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, scenic, tragic ending, sincere ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: wisdom of life, wise man, friendship, healing, song, painter, fantasizing, girl, house arrest, mute child, single mother, introspection ...
Time: 20s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Louise by the Shore (2016)
Genre: Animation, Drama
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 75 min.
Story: On the last day of summer, Louise, an old woman realizes that the last train has departed without her. She finds herself alone in a small seaside resort town, abandoned by everyone. The weather quickly turns for the worse followed by the seasonal ...
Plot: beach, message, courtroom, candle, fishing, sea, train station, talking dog, storm, cliff, seaside town, flying ...
Time: 1940s, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The King of Pigs (2011)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 97 min.
Story: After his business goes bankrupt, 30 something Kyeong-Min kills his wife impulsively. Hiding his anger, he seeks out his former middle school classmate Jong-Seok. Jong-Seok now works as a ghostwriter for an autobiography, but he dreams of writing ...
Style: realistic, stylized, rough, serious
Plot: high school, haunted by the past, bully, youth, teenage life, life is a bitch, society, human nature, high school life, social relations, cat, nightmare ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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, humorous, offbeat, semi serious, avant garde ...
Plot: addiction, hippie, revolution, sexual revolution, cat, drug abuse, sex, drug dealing, hallucinogenic drug, anthropomorphism, orgy, partners ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1966
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Murder Case of Hana & Alice (2015)
Genre: Animation, Drama
Country: Japan
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 ...
Plot: friendship, bullying, first love, student, mother daughter relationship, dancing, punched in the face, marriage, flashback, lie, telephone call, school ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Bob the Builder: The Knights of Fix-A-Lot (2003)
Genre: Animation, Family
Country: UK
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: semi serious, humorous, exciting, feel good
Audience: family outing, kids, toddlers
Plot: partners, disorder, family relations, palaces castles and temples, friends, friendship, mistaken identity, workplace, imaginary, escapades, workplace situations, family ...
Place: usa, dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.1
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Balto (1995)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, History
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: An outcast half-wolf risks his life to prevent a deadly epidemic from ravaging Nome, Alaska.
Style: sentimental, feel good, exciting, suspenseful, sincere ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: dog, wolf, daring rescue, adventure, rivalry, danger, against the odds, dog sled, lone wolves, family, goose, heroic mission ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.7
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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 ...
Plot: artist, art history, dragon, hell, red light district, dying young, blind girl, fire, lesbian kiss, loss of sister, sister sister relationship, skeleton ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.5
 27
Tottoi (1992)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Based on the novel Tottòi by Gianni Padoan. Sardinia is abundant in beautiful beaches and mysterious caves which are known as the habitat of a peculiar kind of seal on the verge of extinction. After moving to this island, Tottoi, fascinated by ...
Plot: animal rights, environmentalism, environment, death of wife, girl, betrayal, extinction, government, race against time, cousin cousin relationship, swimming, beach ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.6
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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, sentimental, humorous, compassionate, sad ...
Plot: friendship, retirement home, alzheimer's disease, retirement home life, old age, childhood memory, rescue, parents and children, fighting the system, golden years, elderly, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 ...
Plot: strong female lead, lesbian, female protagonist, gay lead character, gay, gulag, gay protagonist, surrealism, telephone call, multiple outcomes, mausoleum, poet ...
Time: 1920s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.6
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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: gloomy, emotional, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: adventure, violence, rabbit, friendship, journey, survival, seagull, river crossing, gore, family, animal life, in the woods ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%