Movies like Animals 2012

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Animals (2012)
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Animals (2012)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Spain
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Pol is a teenager with a seemingly calm life: he lives with his brother and is still in high school. However, Pol has a secret: Deerhoof, a cuddly teddy bear who thinks, moves around and with whom he shares his best moments. Life goes on as normal until the arrival of Ikari, an enigmatic student who seems to be hiding something. Pol is fascinated by his new classmate and attracted to the dark side he harbors. An inexplicable death and a series of strange events will transform the meek student's routine into a fantastic adventure which will take over their lives. Animals is a story of teenage love, of sacrifice, of the tragedy of two clashing worlds. A Tale in which the power of imagination blurs it´s borders with reality and where death turns out to be an ending as tempting as inevitable.
Style: atmospheric, surreal, psychological, serious, offbeat, gloomy
Plot: gay teenager, teenage life, friendship, imaginary character, adolescence vs adulthood, supernatural, love and romance, surrealism, toy comes to life, brother brother relationship, high school, teddy bear, gay interest, danger, youth, friends, nudity (full frontal - brief), lgbt, teenage love, gay, police, motorcycle, forest, halloween, female nudity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain

Most similar movies to Animals

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, atmospheric, psychological and realistic films with plots about friendship, youth, love and romance, teenage life, friends, coming of age and supernatural mostly in Drama, Fantasy and Romance genres. Some movies like Animals: Cremaster 3 (2002), Finisterrae (2010), Nothing in Return (2015), Edge of the Garden (2011), Wild Tigers I Have Known (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Cremaster 3 (2002)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 182 min.
Story: CREMASTER 3 (2002) is set in New York City and narrates the construction of the Chrysler Building, which is in itself a character - host to inner, antagonistic forces at play for access to the process of (spiritual) transcendence. These factions ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, surreal, experimental, serious ...
Plot: good versus evil, supernatural, skyscraper, punk, imaginary, danger, artists and showbiz, deadly, rivalry, apprentice, curses spells and rituals, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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Finisterrae (2010)
Genre: Fantasy
Country: Spain
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Two ghosts walk along the Camino of Santiago.
Style: contemplative, surreal, atmospheric, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: ghost, introspection, on the road, supernatural, journey, pilgrimage, oracle, wandering, surrealism, friendship, society, afterlife ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
Nothing in Return (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 93 min.
Story: One summer, Dario flees the hellish environment of his home. Luismi, unconditional friend, a poor devil with pretensions of winning, and Antonia, an old woman who collects abandoned his motorcar furniture, become his new family. Three generations ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, captivating, tense ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: friendship, coming of age, teenage life, youth, old woman, society, buddies, friends, urban, family drama, adolescence, motorcycle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
Edge of the Garden (2011)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When Brian lets his girlfriend, decides to change city and way of life. Attracted by the incredible offer, purchase a large house outside keeping a big secret. One day you have the impression of seeing a woman in the garden and can also talk to her ...
Style: sentimental, atmospheric, captivating, psychological, offbeat ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: romance, impossible love, ghost, fall in love, supernatural, couples, friendship, countryside, unfulfillment, cottage, time travel, moving ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1960s, 60s
Place: maine, usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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Wild Tigers I Have Known (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A lyrical telling of the coming of age of a 13-year-old boy who learns to cope with his new found sexuality and his unrequited love for the cool kid in school.
Style: surreal, serious, sentimental, sincere, touching ...
Plot: gay teenager, coming of age, friendship, teenage love, gays and lesbians, youth, gender, teenage life, pretense, make believe, family relations, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Boys (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 78 min.
Story: BOYS tells the story of Sieger, a sporty, rather quiet 15-year-old boy who discovers love during the summer holidays. Sieger is training in the new athletics team for the national relay championships and meets the intriguing and unpredictable Marc. ...
Style: touching, realistic, sentimental, serious
Plot: gay, gay teenager, teenage love, friendship, gay love, teen angst, gay romance, fall in love, love and romance, teenage life, gay relationship, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Saturday Church (2017)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A 14 year old boy, struggling with gender identity and religion, begins to use fantasy to escape his life in the inner city and find his passion in the process.
Style: lgbt cinema, psychological, sincere, light, sexy ...
Plot: gay teenager, gender identity, gay, coming of age, lgbt, brother brother relationship, gay son, gay slur, gay interest, rejection, gay protagonist, death of father ...
Time: 21st century
Place: greenwich village manhattan new york city, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
In Your Absence (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, Spain
Duration: 95 min.
Story: 13-year-old Pablo is a quiet, lonely boy with a troubled past. His only friend is Julia, a shameless 15-year-old girl who is more than willing to help Pablo with his transition from childhood to adolescence, and give him some advice on sex, love and ...
Style: emotional, serious, disturbing, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: countryside, coming of age, masturbation, village, teenage life, life is a bitch, mysterious character, friends, haunted by the past, stranger, teenage girl, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, andalusia
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Night Flight (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Three teenage boys who were once close friends grow apart when they reach high school: Yong-ju lives hiding his true gender identity, Gi-woong becomes the leader of the school gang, and Gi-taek an obsessive manga fan. Tired of the constant malicious ...
Style: touching, psychological, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: teenage life, friendship, manipulation, betrayal, youth, dishonesty, disorder, rivalry, gay interest, lgbt, friends, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
The Invisible (2002)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A teenager is assaulted and killed, but returns as a ghost to find his killer.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Plot: investigation, ghost, supernatural, invisibility, danger, murder, teenage life, afterlife, missing person, mystery, young heroes, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Starry Starry Night (2011)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Taiwan, China, Hong Kong
Duration: 99 min.
Story: There was once a young girl named May who felt alienated from everyone around her. May is worried about her mother and father, whose marriage is on the rocks, and she yearns to return to the woods where her grandfather lives. One day, May befriends ...
Style: sincere, captivating, visually appealing, psychological, serious ...
Plot: escape from reality, parents and children, family relations, family problems, friends, friendship, little girl, imaginary, supernatural, dysfunctional family, coming of age, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: taiwan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Split (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Israel
Duration: 25 min.
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Story: Follows Ella Rosen who discovers her identity, as a half-vampire, half-human, when she starts at Green High whose principal is secretly the head of 'The Order of the Blood' an order which is devoted to cleansing the world of vampires.
Style: atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, captivating
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: vampire, high school, supernatural, teenage love, good versus evil, love triangle, friendship, high school life, supernatural romance, friends, youth, imaginary ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.3
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Nymph (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Thailand
Duration: 109 min.
Story: An urban husband and wife travel to the jungle and learn just how precious their relationship is.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, gloomy
Plot: karma, love, disappearance, rape, dream, forest, couples, love affair, supernatural, lifestyle, human nature, jungle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.7
 5K
Paperhouse (1988)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Anna is becoming lost in the loneliness of her own world when she discovers she can visit another, a house she has drawn herself and occupied by a young disabled boy. But as she discovers more of the links between her fantasy world and the mundane ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, suspenseful, tense, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, supernatural, coming of age, supernatural ability, friendship, alternate reality, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, parallel world, house, drawing, nightmare ...
Time: 80s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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A Trip (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Slovenia
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Three friends embark on a road trip like in high school, but things have changed - Gregor is going to war mission, Ziva is going to study abroad, while Andrej is still the same. There are secrets left unsaid. Can their friendship survive?
Style: emotional, realistic, road movie, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: reunion, friendship, on the road, love triangle, adolescence vs adulthood, youth, journey, gay, love and romance, direction and purpose, friends, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: slovenia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Quixote's Island (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Belgium
Story: A workaholic businessman provides well for his son San, but the emotional neglect since his mother died a few years ago grimly affects the shy knave. In San's heroic daydreams, a cool father leads him into modern Quichote exploits, yet even ...
Style: captivating, tense, sentimental, psychological, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, coming of age, youth, drug trade, adventure, crimes, society, friendship, bittersweet, unfulfilled love, love and romance, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.1
 52
Valley (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 86 min.
Story: This is the story of three sensitive teens who are forced to deal with violence at home, violence at school. It is a story of friendship, of love and hate, where the adolescents world is revealed as cruel and beautiful, a world where the desire to ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, suspenseful, gloomy
Plot: teenage love, teenage life, friendship, buddies, love and romance, youth, graphic violence, family relations, domestic violence, coming of age, friends, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Mall Girls (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Shopping malls - today's place of creating desires. Best jewelry, clothes, shoes. Unaffordable by young girls, but they "work" to get themselves sponsors for new items.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sexy, tense ...
Plot: shopping mall, teenage prostitute, poverty, teenage love, love and romance, misfit, lifestyle, youth, adolescence vs adulthood, school, friendship, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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The High Pressures (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Miguel travels to Pontevedra, his hometown, with the request of serching for some locations for a movie. His trip takes him back to the place where he grew up, meeting up with some old friends, but also leads him to the possibility of a new ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, contemplative, gloomy
Plot: friendship, love and romance, fall in love, workplace, introspection, human nature, hopes, self discovery, artists and showbiz, workplace situations, thirtysomething life, filmmaking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.3
 72K
Enter the Void (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: France, Germany, Italy, Canada, Japan
Duration: 161 min.
Story: This psychedelic tour of life after death is seen entirely from the point of view of Oscar (Nathaniel Brown), a young American drug dealer and addict living in Tokyo with his prostitute sister, Linda (Paz de la Huerta). When Oscar is killed by ...
Style: psychedelic, atmospheric, meditative, touching, philosophical ...
Plot: surrealism, explicit sex, hallucination, drug trip, afterlife, neon light, stripper, supernatural, ghost, youth, deadly, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Summer (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Shaun and Daz are vibrant kids, wasted by their experience of education. All they have is friendship and Shaun's first love Katy. From the moment Shaun steps into our world he is bound to lose. Labeled as a violent bully he destroys himself and ...
Style: serious, emotional, touching, atmospheric, realistic
Plot: friendship, introspection, adolescence vs adulthood, self discovery, haunted by the past, misfit, hopes, disability, friends, father son relationship, nudity (full frontal - brief), redemption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Tropical Malady (2004)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Thailand, France, Germany, Italy
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A romance between a soldier and country boy splinters into a mythical venture based on Thai folklore.
Style: serious, surreal, atmospheric, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: jungle, shaman, ghost, human nature, danger, love and romance, storytelling, friendship, gay, countryside, gender, gays and lesbians ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: thailand, asia, bangkok thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 3K
Green Snake (1993)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A mischievous snake who assumes human form interferes with the romance between her reptilian sister and a hapless man.
Style: atmospheric, stylized, surreal, serious, allegory ...
Plot: martial arts, dangerous attraction, good versus evil, hidden identity, supernatural romance, supernatural, fall in love, danger, rivalry, romance, curses spells and rituals, clergy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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I'm Gonna Explode (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Tale of a young couple who throw caution to the wind and set out in search of their true fate. Román is the son of a contemptible, right-leaning congressman. Recently enrolled in a new high school, the rebellious teen clumsily attempts to hang ...
Style: sincere, sentimental, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, rebelliousness, teenage love, friendship, romance, love and romance, youth, society, on the road, social differences, rebellion, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.4
 100
Levitation (1997)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Sarah Paulson stars as a pregnant teenager who searches for her biological mother, with the help of a guardian angel.
Style: emotional, psychological, atmospheric, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: pregnancy, coming of age, youth, orphan, hopes, family relations, family problems, kids in trouble, estrangement, life is a bitch, friendship, self discovery ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 4.8
 167
Being 14 (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The lives and turbulent adventures of a bunch of fourteen-year-old teenagers, through the eyes of three young girls - Sarah, Jade and Louise - with one last year to go before high school.
Style: realistic, emotional, captivating, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: friendship, coming of age, teenage life, drug abuse, youth, sexuality, self discovery, college, friends, best friends, high school life, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.3
 166
Spiderwebhouse (2015)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When 12-year-old Jonas’ mother leaves to “fight her demons”, he steps up as head of the household, becoming the unofficial guardian to his younger siblings. With food and money running out, the children retreat into a world of their own where, ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: child in peril, dysfunctional family, child as adult, life is a bitch, youth, family problems, danger, isolation, family relations, family in crisis, confined, life turned upside down ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.4
 784
Jess + Moss (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Jess, age 18, and Moss, age 12 are second cousins in the dark-fire tobacco fields of rural Western Kentucky. Without immediate families that they can relate to, and lacking friends their own age, they only have each other. Over the course of a ...
Style: realistic, contemplative, atmospheric, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: farm, coming of age, friendship, teenage life, self discovery, youth, love and romance, society, hopes, tobacco, cigarette smoking, tape recorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, kentucky
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
They Came Back (2004)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The lives of the residents of a small French town are changed when thousands of the recently dead inexplicably come back to life and try to integrate themselves into society that has changed for them.
Style: serious, suspenseful, psychological, scary, contemplative
Plot: small town, supernatural, haunted by the past, friendship, social relations, deadly, back from the dead, husband wife reunion, undead, zombie, village life, village ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.4
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The Tempest (1979)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Prospero, a potent magician, lives on a desolate isle with his virginal daughter, Miranda. He's in exile, banished from his duchy by his usurping brother and the King of Naples. Providence brings these enemies near; aided by his vassal the ...
Style: sexy, serious, experimental, atmospheric, sexual ...
Plot: island, escapades, love and romance, intrigue, destiny, parents and children, isolation, royal family, uninhibited rivalry, love affair, vengeance, wizards and magicians ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%