Movies like The Breadwinner

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The Breadwinner (2017)
 7.7
 25K
The Breadwinner (2017)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, War
Country: Ireland, Canada, Luxembourg, USA
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, 2d animation
Plot: disguise, poverty, father daughter relationship, imprisonment, taliban, prison, mother daughter relationship, female protagonist, sexism, arranged marriage, civil war, friendship, injustice, father, religious intolerance, culture, gender, tyranny, oppression, salvation, dog, tank, village, airplane, cave ...
Place: afghanistan

Most similar movies to The Breadwinner

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, captivating, humorous and serious films with plots about friendship, family relations, friends, escapades, family, adventure and danger mostly in Animation, Family and Drama genres. Some movies like The Breadwinner: Persepolis (2007), My Life as a Zucchini (2016), Song of the Sea (2014), A Silent Voice (2016), The Swallows of Kabul (2019). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.0
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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: serious, realistic, thought provoking, adult animation, rough ...
Plot: coming of age, freedom, iraq iran war, revolution, family relations, parent child relationship, life is a bitch, society, depression, muslim, self discovery, rebellion ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 90s, 20th century, year 1986 ...
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran, france, austria ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
My Life as a Zucchini (2016)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Switzerland, France
Duration: 70 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 ...
Style: touching, sincere, psychological, compassionate, captivating ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: loneliness, boy, alcoholic, orphanage, friendship, children, introvert, adoption, accidental killing, police officer, children's home, first love ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Song of the Sea (2014)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Ireland, Denmark, Belgium, France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The story of the last Seal Child’s journey home. After their mother’s disappearance, Ben and Saoirse are sent to live with Granny in the city. When they resolve to return to their home by the sea, their journey becomes a race against time as ...
Style: touching, colourful, captivating, fairy tale, emotional ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, young heroes, mythical creature, supernatural ability, curses spells and rituals, lighthouse, supernatural, legends and myths, getting home, lighthouse keeper, celtic, secrets ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: ireland, europe, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 8.1
 74K
A Silent Voice (2016)
Genre: Animation, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Shouya Ishida starts bullying the new girl in class, Shouko Nishimiya, because she is deaf. But as the teasing continues, the rest of the class starts to turn on Shouya for his lack of compassion. When they leave elementary school, Shouko and Shouya ...
Style: inspirational, sincere, touching, romantic, biting ...
Plot: bullying, deaf, sign language, friendship, high school, disability, japanese school, redemption, deafness, suicide attempt, coming of age, single mother ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Swallows of Kabul (2019)
Genre: Animation, Drama, War
Country: France, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Monaco
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Summer 1998 - Kabul under Taliban rule. Zunaira and Mohsen are young and in love. Despite the daily violence and misery, they hope for a better future. One day, a foolish gesture causes life to take an irrevocable turn.
Style: thought provoking, captivating, psychological
Plot: dispute, religious hypocrisy, woman, religious differences, female protagonist, religious conflict, social relations, religious persecution, life is a bitch, society, social problems, prison ...
Time: year 1998
Place: afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, harsh, depressing, stylized ...
Plot: orphan, siblings relations, hunger, survival, world war two, death of child, war, homelessness, bomb, desperation, hiding place, theft ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, post world war two, year 1945
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 7.6
 279K
Mulan (1998)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, War
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A tomboyish girl disguises herself as a young man so she can fight with the Imperial Chinese Army against the invading Huns. With help from wise-cracking dragon Mushu, Mulan just might save her country -- and win the heart of handsome Captain Li ...
Style: feel good, touching, captivating, light, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: female warrior, female protagonist, princess, cross dressing, friendship, woman dressed as man, adventure, human spirit, dragon, sexism, disney, hidden identity ...
Time: 5th century
Place: china, ancient china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Anthem of the Heart (2015)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A young girl had her voice magically taken away so that she would never hurt people with it, but her outlook changes when she encounters music and friendship. Will Naruse be able to convey the anthem of her heart?
Style: touching, sincere, psychological, sentimental, romantic
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, mute, school, love and romance, healing, female protagonist, daydreamer, mother daughter relationship, parents separation, family relations, musical performance, singing
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Moondance Alexander (2007)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The curiously named, Moondance Alexander is a spirited teen living with her eccentric mother. She is faced with another uneventful summer until she discovers a lost pinto pony named Checkers who has jumped out of his paddock. Although Moondance ...
Style: serious, realistic, feel good, sincere
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: horse riding, friendship, human spirit, against the odds, young heroes, obsessive quest, ambition, follow your dream, horse, athlete and trainer, eccentric family, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (2013)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Found inside a shining stalk of bamboo by an old bamboo cutter and his wife, a tiny girl grows rapidly into an exquisite young lady. The mysterious young princess enthralls all who encounter her - but ultimately she must confront her fate, the ...
Style: touching, atmospheric, stylized, melancholic, colourful ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: princess, emperor, coming of age, parents and children, friendship, family relations, youth, japanese woman, adolescence, female protagonist, dream, children ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 8.0
 30K
Wolfwalkers (2020)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Ireland, Luxembourg, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In a time of superstition and magic, when wolves are seen as demonic and nature an evil to be tamed, a young apprentice hunter comes to Ireland with her father to wipe out the last pack. But when she saves a wild native girl, their friendship leads ...
Style: touching, atmospheric, sentimental, emotional, stylized ...
Plot: wolf, friendship, celtic, father daughter relationship, folklore, family relations, hunter, lone wolves, courage, legends and myths, happy ending, human animal relationship ...
Time: 17th century
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Hilda and the Mountain King (2021)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When Hilda wakes up in the body of a troll, she must use her wits and courage to get back home, become human again — and save the city of Trolberg.
Style: 2d animation
Plot: daughter, journey, life, cave, girl, mother child relationship, friend, mother, witch, patrol, mother daughter relationship, creature ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Bratz Kidz: Sleep-Over Adventure (2007)
Genre: Animation, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: When a new girl in the neighborhood, named Ginger, invites Jade, Cloe, Sasha, Yasmin and Meagan over to her house for a sleep-over, the girls happily accept the invitation to make a new friend. They have fashion shows and lots of fun stuff. But ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, captivating, exciting
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, fashion, adventure, teenage life, lifestyle, family, escapades, best friends, youth, when the parents are away, disorder, friends ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 8.1
 44K
Wolf Children (2012)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 117 min.
Story: After her werewolf lover unexpectedly dies in an accident, a woman must find a way to raise the son and daughter that she had with him. However, their inheritance of their father's traits prove to be a challenge for her.
Style: heartbreaking, atmospheric, sweet, sentimental, colourful ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: werewolf, childhood, family relations, wolf, single mother, parents and children, social relations, school, supernatural, love, female werewolf, breast feeding ...
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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: feel good, touching, colourful, sweet, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: dinosaur, adventure, tyrannosaurus rex, disney, family, friendship, survival, talking animals, natural disaster, babies and infants, wilderness, rescue ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.8
 2K
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, serious, realistic, touching ...
Plot: dog, german shepherd, pets, rescue, friendship, human animal relationship, bittersweet, friends, autobiography, cartoon dog, motorcycle, old man ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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, sincere, exciting, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: animals, disorder, wilderness, anthropomorphism, animal life, parents and children, friendship, escapades, friends, adventure, family, family relations ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Raya and the Last Dragon (2021)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Plot unknown.
Style: feel good, light, sincere, entertaining, humorous ...
Plot: dragon, female warrior, kung fu, disney princess, tough girl, sword, female protagonist, travel, warrior, creature, magic, imaginary kingdom ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, asia, southeast asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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My Little Pony: The Runaway Rainbow (2006)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
Story: In this My Little Pony adventure, a horned filly named Rarity is busy learning how to create the first rainbow of the season so that she can become a princess of Unicornia. But before she can learn her lesson, her curiosity lands her far from home.
Style: entertaining, feel good, humorous, captivating
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night
Plot: unicorn, anthropomorphism, rainbow, pony, princess, adventure, friends, talking animals, animals, magical power, magic, magical object ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
An American Tail (1986)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A young mouse named Fievel and his family decide to migrate to America, a "land without cats," at the turn of the 20th century. But somehow, Fievel ends up in the New World alone and must fend off not only the felines he never thought ...
Style: sentimental, touching, humorous, exciting, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: mouse, american dream, immigrants, friendship, family relations, orphan, hopes, good versus evil, heroes, rat, immigration, cat ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: new york, usa, russia, hong kong, hamburg germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Velveteen Rabbit (2009)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A lonely boy wins over his distant father and strict grandmother with help from a brave velveteen rabbit whose one wish is to become a real rabbit someday
Style: feel good, fairy tale, captivating, entertaining, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: family relations, friendship, objects come to life, family life, escapades, youth, children, mischievous children, love, imaginary kingdom, gift, christmas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Laura's Star and the Dream Monster (2011)
Genre: Animation, Family
Country: Germany
Duration: 65 min.
Story: Laura and his stern are together again in order to help Tommy. He must save her beloved play dog who was kidnapped by a group of dream monsters.
Style: 3d animation, captivating, light, suspense, unusual plot structure
Plot: boy, friendship, toys, fear, brother sister relationship, child, teddy bear, sister, dream, rescue, courage, girl ...
Time: 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
One Stormy Night (2005)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: Japan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A goat named Mei wanders into a barn one night seeking shelter from a storm. In the barn, the goat meets another refugee. The two can neither see nor smell each other, but never the less they huddled together fending off the cold, and begin to talk. ...
Style: emotional, semi serious, sentimental, touching, allegory
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, forest, best friends, partners, family, odd couple, animal life, self discovery, wolf, goat, animals, friends ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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5 Centimeters Per Second (2007)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 63 min.
Story: Takaki and Akari are two classmates in elementary school. During their time together they have become close friends. Their relationship is tested when Akari moves to another city because of her parents' jobs. Both of them struggle to keep their ...
Style: touching, emotional, scenic, sad, romantic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, love and romance, teenage love, first love, young lovers, hopes, life philosophy, friendship, train, lovers apart, love, letter ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, 2000s ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
In Search of Santa (2004)
Genre: Family, Animation
Country: USA, Canada, China
Duration: 80 min.
Story: When a sleigh bell mysteriously falls from the sky, pure-hearted Princess Crystal is determined to prove it came from one of Santa's reindeer.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious
Audience: family outing, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, hidden identity, fish out of water, imaginary kingdom, escapades, adventurer, princess, pirate, christmas, santa claus, family relations, friends ...
Time: 2000s
Place: south pole
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.7
 17K
Vivo (2021)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A music-loving kinkajou named Vivo embarks on the journey of a lifetime to fulfill his destiny and deliver a love song for an old friend.
Style: sincere, captivating, entertaining, humorous, epic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: monkey, friend, friendship, love, singer, animals, teamwork, musician, animal human communication, music, adventure, human animal relationship ...
Place: miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Bratz Kidz Fairy Tales (2008)
Genre: Animation, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 66 min.
Story: Cloe, Sasha, Yasmin, and Jade get zapped into Fairy Tale Land, and star as Rapunzel, Snow White, Red Riding Hood, and Cinderella together in one big movie!
Style: fairy tale, humorous, semi serious, captivating
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, adventure, imaginary kingdom, teenage life, escapades, best friends, heroes, family, youth, friends, princess, danger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms (2018)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A story of encounters and partings interwoven between people; this is a human drama with feelings that touch one's heart gradually, which everyone has experienced at least once.
Style: touching, thought provoking, sentimental, sincere, exciting ...
Audience: date night
Plot: family relations, life is a bitch, parents and children, teenager, orphan, adventure, love, female protagonist, death, baby, friendship, mother son relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2021)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 58 min.
Story: Greg Heffley is a scrawny but ambitious kid with an active imagination and big plans to be rich and famous – he just has to survive middle school first.
Style: 3d animation, clever, light, entertaining
Audience: kids
Plot: middle school, life, child, children, friendship, teacher, disney, boy, girl, student, school, classroom ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
The Easter Egg Adventure (2004)
Genre: Animation, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The idyllic Egg Town is the location for the The Easter Egg Adventure, which sees the beautiful location under threat from some dastardly thieves. Making off with the collection of Easter Egg's the town has managed to collate, it's up to ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, funny, sweet
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: mischievous children, heroes, young heroes, adventure, friendship, youth, orphan, good versus evil, rescue, family, heroic mission, teaching the ways of the world ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%