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, gloomy, manga, offbeat
Plot: gay teenager, teddy bear, friendship, teenage life, imaginary character, adolescence vs adulthood, supernatural, love and romance, surrealism, toy comes to life, brother brother relationship, high school, gay interest, youth, friends, nudity (full frontal - brief), lgbt, teenage love, police officer, forest, police, motorcycle, halloween, female nudity, swimming ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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, friends, teenage life, coming of age, love and romance and supernatural mostly in Drama, Fantasy and Romance genres. Some movies like Animals: Jamie Marks Is Dead (2014), Cremaster 3 (2002), Finisterrae (2010), Wild Tigers I Have Known (2006), Nothing in Return (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Jamie Marks Is Dead (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: No one seemed to care about Jamie Marks until after his death. Hoping to find the love and friendship he never had in life, Jamie’s ghost visits former classmate Adam McCormick, drawing him into the bleak world between the living and the dead.
Style: serious, emotional, captivating, psychological, tense ...
Plot: afterlife, ghost, high school, coming of age, seeing dead people, youth, death, hopes, supernatural, redemption, troubled teen, male nudity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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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: experimental, surreal, atmospheric, stylized, mind bending ...
Plot: good versus evil, supernatural, punk, skyscraper, graphic violence, apprentice, curses spells and rituals, rivalry, artists and showbiz, surrealism, nudity (full frontal - brief), strong sexual content ...
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: surreal, atmospheric, captivating, psychological, serious ...
Plot: ghost, pilgrimage, introspection, on the road, supernatural, journey, oracle, wandering, surrealism, afterlife, friendship, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
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70%
Wild Tigers I Have Known (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 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, realistic, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: gay teenager, coming of age, teenage love, friendship, gays and lesbians, gay, gender, youth, teenage life, tiger, family relations, romance ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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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, adolescence, teenage boy, divorced parents, police chase, shoplifting, juvenile delinquency, friendship between boys, old woman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain
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61%
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, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: ghost, impossible love, romance, couples, fall in love, friendship, supernatural, countryside, unfulfillment, cottage, time travel, moving ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 60s, year 1960, year 2010
Place: maine, usa, new england, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: investigation, invisibility, afterlife, supernatural, ghost, murder, teenage life, coma, missing person, youth, young heroes, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, stylized ...
Plot: escape from reality, parents and children, friends, family problems, family relations, friendship, little girl, supernatural, youth, parents separation, coming of age, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: taiwan, asia
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50%
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Night Flight (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 133 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 ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: gay interest, gay, friendship, manipulation, teenage life, betrayal, youth, dishonesty, rivalry, disorder, coming of age, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seoul
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50%
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, captivating, disturbing, realistic ...
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: masturbation, coming of age, countryside, village, life is a bitch, teenage life, mysterious character, friends, haunted by the past, teenage girl, stranger, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, andalusia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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: high school, supernatural romance, vampire, good versus evil, friendship, supernatural, high school life, friends, youth, love triangle, teenage love, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, alternate reality, parallel world, nightmare, house, drawing ...
Time: 80s
Place: england
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46%
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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, serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, gloomy
Plot: karma, love, disappearance, jungle, dream, forest, couples, love affair, lifestyle, supernatural, human nature, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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: serious, realistic, gloomy, psychological, emotional ...
Plot: pregnancy, child as adult, parents and children, alcohol abuse, dysfunctional family, custody, teenage life, adoption, friendship, self discovery, destiny, on the road ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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: adolescence vs adulthood, friendship, on the road, love triangle, youth, journey, gay, friends, love and romance, direction and purpose, coming of age, picnic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: slovenia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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, realistic, serious, suspenseful, gloomy
Plot: teenage life, teenage love, friendship, buddies, love and romance, youth, graphic violence, family relations, friends, coming of age, domestic violence, adolescence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Not Waving But Drowning (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Not Waving But Drowning is a chronological look at growing up, formed from two different stories. The two sets of friends represent the American dilemma between what you have known and what you hope to know; the tear between longing for the past and ...
Style: realistic, touching, psychological, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: self discovery, friendship, starting over, adolescence vs adulthood, society, couples, best friends, friends
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, psychological, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, youth, coming of age, drug trade, adventure, crimes, society, friendship, love and romance, adolescence vs adulthood, unfulfilled love, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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: serious, touching, realistic, sexy, tense ...
Plot: shopping mall, teenage prostitute, poverty, love and romance, teenage love, youth, misfit, lifestyle, adolescence vs adulthood, friendship, teenage life, school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, psychological, atmospheric, suspense ...
Plot: jungle, shaman, ghost, love and romance, human nature, gay, friendship, countryside, tiger, gender, gays and lesbians, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: thailand, asia, bangkok thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
This Special Friendship (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A tale of the tender relationship between a twelve-year-old boy and the upperclassman who is the object of his desire. All set in the rigid atmosphere of a Jesuit-run school.
Style: touching, sexy, realistic, serious, psychological ...
Plot: gay teenager, boarding school, school, teenage life, gays and lesbians, friendship, coming out, catholic school, sexual abuse, youth, pedophilia, teenage love ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, gloomy, contemplative
Plot: friendship, fall in love, love and romance, human nature, self discovery, introspection, workplace situations, workplace, artists and showbiz, hopes, filmmaking, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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, meditative, atmospheric, philosophical, touching ...
Plot: drug trip, surrealism, hallucination, explicit sex, afterlife, stripper, supernatural, ghost, siblings relations, youth, strip club, drug dealing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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: supernatural romance, martial arts, dangerous attraction, good versus evil, hidden identity, fall in love, rivalry, romance, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, clergy, monk ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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, realistic, atmospheric
Plot: friendship, haunted by the past, adolescence vs adulthood, introspection, self discovery, misfit, hopes, friends, disability, father son relationship, redemption, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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, psychological, captivating, atmospheric ...
Plot: friendship, teenage life, coming of age, drug abuse, youth, sexuality, self discovery, college, life is a bitch, friends, high school life, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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, rough ...
Plot: child as adult, life is a bitch, child in peril, dysfunctional family, family relations, life turned upside down, youth, isolation, confined, family in crisis, family problems, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Pals (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The plot follows the misadventures of two young friends who are forced into street hustling and ever-expanding life of crime when one impregnates the sister of the other and they need to get the money to pay for her to have an abortion.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere
Plot: friendship, nudity (full frontal - brief), juvenile delinquent, best friends, social misfits, crimes, life is a bitch, gays and lesbians, youth, gender, society, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: spain, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: serious, atmospheric, sentimental, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, rebelliousness, friendship, teenage life, romance, rebellion, love and romance, youth, society, social differences, on the road, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, psychological, suspenseful, scary, contemplative
Plot: back from the dead, small town, supernatural, friendship, haunted by the past, social relations, undead, husband wife reunion, zombie, deadly creature, village, small town life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%