Movies like 8 Heads of Madness

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8 Heads of Madness (2017)
8 Heads of Madness (2017)
Original name: 8 hlav šílenství
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 - Arrested, 5 years of penal servitude in the Komi Republic. 1956 - Rehabilitated, disability pension. 1957 - Arrested, 10 years of penal servitude. The film 8 Heads of Madness is about the eternal struggle between the artist and external circumstances, the artist and her demons and longings. 8 Heads of Madness is a drama woven from fragments of an appalling era. An unhappy cross-section of the 20th century in an unhappy country, as seen through the sensitive, perceptive vision of a poet.
Style: non-linear, tense, captivating, exciting, touching, suspense, suspenseful
Plot: gulag, humiliation, strong female character, writers, female protagonist, strong female lead, surrealism, gay protagonist, breaking the fourth wall, lesbian, gay, poet, gay lead character, mausoleum, park, repeated scene, telephone call, gay interest, multiple outcomes
Time: 1920s
Place: russia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out captivating, touching, tense and exciting films with plots about surrealism, friendship, family relations, society, flashback, train and imaginary mostly in Animation, Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like 8 Heads of Madness: I Lost My Body (2019), Buddha: The Great Departure (2011), Miss Hokusai (2015), Zoom (2015), Ethel & Ernest (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Summary of the first season of the show, as seen from Rikka's perspective with new elements.
Style: captivating, exciting, humorous, tense, touching
Audience: teens
Plot: romance, teenage love, school, fall in love, teenage life, everyday life, imaginary, supernatural ability, youth, coming of age, supernatural, darkness
Place: japan
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I Lost My Body (2019)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: France, USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A story of Naoufel, a young man who is in love with Gabrielle. In another part of town, a severed hand escapes from a dissection lab, determined to find its body again.
Style: non-linear, psychological, suspense, captivating, disturbing ...
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Buddha: The Great Departure (2011)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Japan
Duration: 111 min.
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Style: exciting, captivating, entertaining, tense, contemplative ...
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Place: india, asia
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Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 91 min.
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Style: suspense, tense, captivating, suspenseful
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Miss Hokusai (2015)
Genre: Animation, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Japan, USA
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
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Zoom (2015)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, Brazil
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A multi-dimensional interface between a comic book artist, a novelist, and a film director. Each lives in a separate reality but authors a story about one of the others.
Style: humorous, captivating, emotional, psychological
Plot: filmmaking, drawing, part animation, female writer, multiple storylines, filmmaker, surrealism, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, breakup, workplace romance, photo studio, coworker relationship ...
Time: 21st century
Place: toronto ontario canada
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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: captivating, sentimental, light, exciting, 2d animation ...
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Place: england, london
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Glossary of Broken Dreams (2018)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, History, Music
Country: Austria, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Puppets! Pixels! Anime! Live action! Stock footage! Lumpennerd Johannes Grenzfurthner gives an ideotaining cinematic revue about important political concepts. Everyone is talking about freedom! Privacy! Identity! Resistance! The Market! The Left! ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, humorous, psychological, tense
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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: atmospheric, tense, captivating, psychological, serious ...
Plot: surrealism, uncover truth, mysterious character, crimes, society, haunted by the past, murder, rotoscoping, social misfits, life is a bitch, mystery, misfit ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1989
Place: czechoslovakia, prague, czech republic, poland, central europe
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Nina (2004)
Genre: Drama, Animation, Thriller
Country: Brazil
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Psychological thriller larded with manga-like animations about the young, poor comic strip illustrator Nina, living with her mean landlady. She sinks further and further into a violent fantasy world.
Style: psychological, captivating, suspenseful, serious
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Place: sao paulo brazil, brazil
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Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Horror
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia
Duration: 118 min.
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Genre: Animation, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 66 min.
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Style: thought provoking, exciting, visually appealing, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: communism, strike, class struggle, working conditions, working class, french politics, film within a film, worker, war, communist, police violence, labor union ...
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Place: france
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The Wind Rises (2013)
Genre: Animation, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Japan, France, USA
Duration: 126 min.
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Style: touching, stylized, atmospheric, sentimental, realistic ...
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Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 113 min.
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Style: captivating, exciting, atmospheric, suspense
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Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: France, Denmark, Belgium, USA
Duration: 81 min.
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Duration: 105 min.
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Style: realistic, touching, stylized, serious, contemplative
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The Miracle Maker (2000)
Genre: Animation, Biography, Drama
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One Piece: The Desert Princess and the Pirates: Adventure in Alabasta (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: humorous, light, feel good, captivating, exciting
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The Hussites (2013)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, History
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Tamala 2010: A Punk Cat in Space (2002)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Tamala is a cat living on Planet Cat Earth in the Feline Galaxy. In attempt to leave the Feline Galaxy, which is practically owned by a mega corporation called Catty & Co., she crashes on the violence-ridden Planet Q where she meets ...
Style: captivating
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The Case of Hana & Alice (2015)
Genre: Animation, Drama
Country: Japan, USA
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 ...
Style: captivating, tense, psychological, touching
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Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, History, War
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Style: thought provoking, suspenseful, tense, touching, captivating ...
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Little Witch on a Broomstick (2011)
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Eden of the East the Movie I: The King of Eden (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Mystery
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Style: exciting, humorous, captivating, tense, twists and turns ...
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Balto (1995)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, History
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 78 min.
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Style: feel good, sentimental, suspenseful, exciting, sincere ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
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Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 90s, 1990s ...
Place: alaska, usa
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Funan (2018)
Genre: Animation, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Cambodia, USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Cambodia, once the ancient kingdom of Funan, April 17th, 1975. The entire country falls under the tyranny of Angkar, the communist party of the Khmer Rouge. The cities are abandoned, the population is thrown to the roads and forced to walk towards ...
Style: disturbing, exciting, touching, visually appealing
Plot: family relations, communism, struggle for survival, separation from family, little boy, husband wife relationship, food, starvation, illness, cutting hair, ant, hunger ...
Time: 70s, year 1977, year 1978, year 1975, 20th century
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The Art of Happiness (2013)
Genre: Animation, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Sergio driving a taxi in a white Naples overflowing sadness and garbage. Pouring rain leads her clients through the city trying to process the death of his brother, who started ten years earlier for Tibet and never returned. A pop singer, a recycler ...
Style: contemplative, serious, touching, realistic, stylized ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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The Ambiguously Gay Duo (2006)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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