Movies like Isle of Dogs

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Isle of Dogs (2018)
 7.9
 146K
Isle of Dogs (2018)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Germany, Japan, USA, UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In the future, an outbreak of canine flu leads the mayor of a Japanese city to banish all dogs to an island that's a garbage dump. The outcasts must soon embark on an epic journey when a 12-year-old boy arrives on the island to find his beloved pet.
Style: captivating, suspense, sincere, epic, cult film, adult animation
Plot: friendship, rescue, survival, freedom, search, resistance, politician, dog, cartoon dog, danger, island, garbage dump, morality, conspiracy, isolation, warrior, courage, loyalty, animal protagonist, weight loss, corruption, fear, desperation, dna, mission ...
Time: future
Place: japan

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, exciting, visually appealing and stylized films with plots about friendship, adventure, escapades, danger, heroes, mentor and chase mostly in Animation, Adventure and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Isle of Dogs: Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009), The Plague Dogs (1982), Welcome to the Space Show (2010), A Fish Tale (2000), Summer Days with Coo (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Family
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The Fantastic Mr. Fox bored with his current life, plans a heist against the three local farmers. The farmers, tired of sharing their chickens with the sly fox, seek revenge against him and his family.
Style: whimsical, fairy tale, humorous, not serious, talky ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: talking animals, fox, anthropomorphic animal, heroic mission, partners, unlikely partners, dishonesty, danger, evil, anthropomorphism, thief, village life ...
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100%
Birdboy: The Forgotten Children (2015)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Spain, Japan, USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Birdboy and his animal friends plan their escape from an ecologically devastated island in this surreal, animated fantasy.
Style: disturbing, gloomy, captivating, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: stranded, monster, nightmare, cemetery, pursuit, murder, island, police, death, hallucination, friends, escape ...
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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: cult film, adult animation, stylized, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: chase, danger, laboratory, dog, race against time, deadly, escapades, adventure, chases and races, pets, fugitives, animal life ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind (1984)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 117 min.
Story: After a global war, the seaside kingdom known as the Valley Of The Wind remains one of the last strongholds on Earth untouched by a poisonous jungle and the powerful insects that guard it. Led by the courageous Princess Nausicaä, the people of the ...
Style: serious, exciting, captivating, epic, stylized ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: save the world, ecology, steampunk, apocalypse, post apocalypse, environmentalism, toxic, princess, hopes, adventure, airplane, strong female presence ...
Time: future, middle ages
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Welcome to the Space Show (2010)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Five children save the life of a dog-like alien while at a self-run summer camp. He attempts to reward them by taking them to an alien colony on the Moon. Events take a turn for the worse when his report on that attack that injured him causes ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, captivating, sincere ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: moon, space travel, rescue, friendship, adventure, space and aliens, track down, alien, school, danger, getting home, escapades ...
Place: japan
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A Fish Tale (2000)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Sci-Fi
Country: Germany, Ireland, Denmark, USA, France, Canada, UK, Spain, Estonia, Latvia
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Three children accidentally get turned into fish after drinking a potion made by an eccentric scientist. The kids end up in the sea, with one problem. They must find and drink the antidote within 48 hours, or forever remain as fish.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, cult film, 2d animation
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: underwater scene, underwater, mad scientist, transformation, antidote, race against time, laboratory, adventure, survival, rescue, friendship, heroic mission ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Summer Days with Coo (2007)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A small, lone Kappa miraculously survives over 200 years into modern day Japan, when he is found by young Koichi. Coo, who is secretly adopted by Koichi's family, searches with his new human friend for unpopulated places in hopes of finding any ...
Style: entertaining, captivating, humorous, sincere, light
Audience: family outing
Plot: sumo, river, coming of age, school, back in time, friendship, adventure, journey, mythical creature, supernatural, escapades, love ...
Time: 21st century
Place: japan
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23%
Afro Samurai: Resurrection (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Afro Samurai avenged his father and found a life of peace. But the legendary master is forced back into the game by a beautiful and deadly woman from his past. The sparks of violence dropped along Afro’s bloody path now burn out of control – and ...
Style: stylized, surreal, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: samurai, vengeance, martial arts, hate, master warrior, crimes, escapades, adventure, lone wolves, supernatural, criminal's revenge, mortal combat ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Scoob! (2020)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Scooby-Doo and the Mystery Inc. gang team-up with various Hanna-Barbera characters to save the world from the evil Dick Dastardly.
Style: humorous, feel good, entertaining, light, psychotronic ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing
Plot: scooby doo, friendship, heroes, monster, talking animals, dog, friends, investigation, chase, amateur detective, great dane, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 2020s
Place: romania, california, venice beach california, greece, athens greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children (2005)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Two years have passed since the final battle with Sephiroth. Though Midgar, city of mako, city of prosperity, has been reduced to ruins, its people slowly but steadily walk the road to reconstruction. However, a mysterious illness called Geostigma ...
Style: visually appealing, clever, tense, suspense, dark ...
Audience: teens
Plot: heroic mission, warrior, danger, motorcycle chase, adventure, creature, deadly, androids and robots, future dystopia, rescue, heroes, plague ...
Time: future
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Patema Inverted (2013)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In an underground world where tunnels extend everywhere, even though they live in dark and confined spaces, people wear protective clothes and lead quiet and enjoyable lives. Patema, a princess in her underground village, loves to explore the ...
Style: captivating, semi serious, sentimental, colourful, stylized ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: imaginary, steampunk, escapades, love and romance, imaginary kingdom, friendship, good versus evil, runaway, fighting the system, culture clash, school, jumping ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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Paddington 2 (2017)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, France, USA, China, Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Paddington, now happily settled with the Browns, picks up a series of odd jobs to buy the perfect present for his Aunt Lucy, but it is stolen.
Style: funny, exciting, touching, feel good
Audience: family outing
Plot: animals, bear, talking animals, friendship, false accusation, family relations, bear cub, book, chase, window washer, disguise, criminal ...
Place: london, south america, big ben london, peru
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Stand by Me Doraemon (2014)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the suburbs of Tokyo some time ago, there lived a clumsy boy about 10 years old. There appeared in front of him named Sewashi, Nobita's descendant of four generations later from the 22nd century, and Doraemon, a 22nd century cat-type ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, offbeat, 3d animation ...
Plot: family relations, parents and children, pets, androids and robots, youth, friends, mission, time travel, boy, prank, cartoon cat, time machine ...
Time: 22nd century, future
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Castle in the Sky (1986)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A young boy and a girl with a magic crystal must race against pirates and foreign agents in a search for a legendary floating castle.
Style: stylized, atmospheric, exciting, semi serious, suspense ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: steampunk, pirate, mine, imaginary kingdom, friendship, magic, on the run, princess, megalomaniac, family secret, chess, orphan ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie (1994)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Bison, the ruthless leader of the international terrorist organization Shadowlaw, has been desperately searching for the greatest fighter on the planet for years. He finds it in Ryu, a young wanderer who never stays in one place long enough for ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, intense, clever, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
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Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
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Story: Woody has always been confident about his place in the world and that his priority is taking care of his kid, whether that's Andy or Bonnie. But when Bonnie adds a reluctant new toy called "Forky" to her room, a road trip adventure ...
Style: exciting, sincere, humorous, road movie, touching
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, teens
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Time: 21st century, 2010s, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 8.4
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Your Name. (2016)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 106 min.
Story: High schoolers Mitsuha and Taki are complete strangers living separate lives. But one night, they suddenly switch places. Mitsuha wakes up in Taki’s body, and he in hers. This bizarre occurrence continues to happen randomly, and the two must ...
Style: romantic, touching, captivating, surprise ending, sentimental ...
Plot: body swapping, romance, school, time travel, love, girl, race against time, schoolgirl, beautiful scenery, boy, star crossed lovers, supernatural ...
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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Ice Age (2002)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK, Australia
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: road movie, touching, feel good, humorous, not serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens, date night
Plot: talking animals, friendship, unlikely friendships, rescue, adventure, animal life, journey, family, caveman, unlikely partners, life risking, creature ...
Time: stone age, prehistoric times, prehistory, prehistoric
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Childhood friends Tetsuo and Kaneda are pulled into the post-apocalyptic underworld of Neo-Tokyo and forced to fight for their very survival. Kaneda is a bike gang leader, and Tetsuo is a member of a tough motorcycle crew who becomes involved in a ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, cult film, serious, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, motorcycle gang, experiment, military, hallucination, protest, suprisingly clever, mutation, government corruption, distopia, scientist, nuclear holocaust ...
Time: future, 21st century, year 2019, 80s, 2010s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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Non Non Biyori: Vacation (2018)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 71 min.
Story: The movie for Non Non Biyori series. Summer vacation is drawing to an end. When Suguru wins a free trip to Okinawa, all of the five students of Asahigaoka branch school are excited to end their vacation with a bang. Along with Hikage, Konomi, and ...
Style: light, 2d animation, humorous, visually appealing, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: summer vacation, countryside, beach, friendship, teenage girl, sea, vacation, friend, friendship between girls, village, summer, seasickness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, okinawa japan, okinawa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 8.1
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Finding Nemo (2003)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Nemo, an adventurous young clownfish, is unexpectedly taken from his Great Barrier Reef home to a dentist's office aquarium. It's up to his worrisome father Marlin and a friendly but forgetful fish Dory to bring Nemo home -- meeting ...
Style: feel good, sweet, sentimental, touching, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, adventure, talking animals, family, shark, underwater, journey, friends, father son relationship, courage, rescue, odd couple ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: pacific ocean, new south wales, australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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Sky Blue (2003)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: South Korea, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Civilization has been destroyed by war and pollution, but the survivors have built the last city of Ecoban. As most natural resources have been exhausted, Ecoban is powered by pollution. The citizens of Ecoban need to continue creating this ...
Style: atmospheric, exciting, serious, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: contamination, save the world, apocalypse, adventure, leadership, heroic mission, society, future dystopia, chaos, danger, escapades, resistance ...
Time: future, 22nd century, 2000s
Place: korea, japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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Ferdinand (2017)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Spain
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Ferdinand, a little bull, prefers sitting quietly under a cork tree just smelling the flowers versus jumping around, snorting, and butting heads with other bulls. As Ferdinand grows big and strong, his temperament remains mellow, but one day five ...
Style: touching, exciting, stylized, humorous
Audience: kids
Plot: talking animals, friendship, countryside, bull, animals, farm, pacifist, kindness, bullfighting, girl, escape, village ...
Place: spain, europe, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Taking place six years following the events of the first film, the story will center on Ralph's adventures in the Internet data space when a Wi-Fi router gets plugged into the arcade as he must find a replacement part to fix Sugar Rush.
Style: captivating, exciting, futuristic, touching, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: disney, internet, adventure, friendship, computer, disney princess, save the day, girl, giant, princess, deadly virus, best friends ...
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.2
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Dead Leaves (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 55 min.
Story: Pandy and Retro awaken naked on Earth with no recollection of their past. They embark on a crime spree in search of food and clothing, but are captured by authorities and sent to the infamous lunar penitentiary named Dead Leaves.
Style: futuristic, surreal, humorous, atmospheric, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, adventure, future dystopia, rescue, good versus evil, heroic mission, survival, escapades, superhero, cloning, imaginary, robot ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Planes: Fire & Rescue (2014)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: When world-famous air racer Dusty learns that his engine is damaged and he may never race again, he must shift gears and is launched into the world of aerial firefighting. Dusty joins forces with veteran fire and rescue helicopter Blade Ranger and ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, light, intense, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers, girls' night ...
Plot: firefighter, rescue, computer animation, airplane, disney, adventure, friends, escapades, danger, friendship, aviation, love ...
Place: usa, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
The Last Unicorn (1982)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, France, West Germany, Japan, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: From a riddle-speaking butterfly, a unicorn learns that she is supposedly the last of her kind, all the others having been herded away by the Red Bull. The unicorn sets out to discover the truth behind the butterfly's words. She is eventually ...
Style: exciting, feel good, touching, light, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: unicorn, magic, adventure, good versus evil, dragon, rescue, friendship, heroic mission, wizards and magicians, heroes, imaginary, prince ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
The Boy and the Beast (2015)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Kyuta, a boy living in Shibuya, and Kumatetsu, a lonesome beast from Jutengai, an imaginary world. One day, Kyuta forays into the imaginary world and, as he's looking for his way back, meets Kumatetsu who becomes his spirit guide. That ...
Style: touching, breathtaking, interesting, stylized, intense ...
Plot: training, beast, mentor, orphan, destiny, father son relationship, transformation, friendship, loneliness, martial arts, fantasy world, good versus evil ...
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Rugrats Go Wild (2003)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Rugrats Go Wild is a 2003 crossover animated film, with two animated Nickelodeon television series Rugrats and The Wild Thornberrys. The film was produced by Klasky Csupo and released in theaters on June 13, 2003 by Paramount Pictures and ...
Style: humorous, not serious, entertaining, 2d animation, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: rescue, island, jungle, adventure, mischievous children, friendship, save the day, young heroes, babies and infants, youth, leadership, escapades ...
Time: 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Princess Mononoke (1997)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Ashitaka, a prince of the disappearing Ainu tribe, is cursed by a demonized boar god and must journey to the west to find a cure. Along the way, he encounters San, a young human woman fighting to protect the forest, and Lady Eboshi, who is trying to ...
Style: captivating, exciting, emotional, atmospheric, stylized ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: wolf, mythology, adventure, princess, demon, talking animals, danger, heroic mission, in the woods, human spirit, curses spells and rituals, master warrior ...
Time: middle ages, 15th century, 16th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%