Movies like Tatsumi

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Tatsumi (2011)
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Tatsumi (2011)
Genre: Animation, Biography, Drama
Country: Singapore
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Animated film based on the life and stories of Manga writer Yoshihiro Tatsumi who revolutionised the art form with darker, more adult stories. The film animates several of his stories
Style: realistic, touching, serious, stylized, manga, contemplative
Plot: writer's life, prodigy, rise to the top, ambition, lifestyle, performer's life, artists and showbiz, life
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: japan, asia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, touching, realistic and stylized films with plots about friendship, hopes, bittersweet, youth, family relations, coming of age and flashback mostly in Animation, Drama and Biography genres. Some movies like Tatsumi: Vincent (1987), Approved for Adoption (2012), A Room and a Half (2009), The Art of Happiness (2013), Millennium Actress (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Vincent (1987)
Genre: Animation, Biography, Drama
Country: Australia, Belgium
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A biography of Vincent van Gogh using only images and the letters he wrote to his brother Theo.
Style: contemplative, sentimental, psychological, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: art, obsession, unfulfillment, tragic hero, prodigy, life is a bitch, mentally unstable, rise and fall, artists and showbiz, family relations, performer's life, bipolar disorder
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95%
Approved for Adoption (2012)
Genre: Animation, Biography, Drama, Family
Country: France, Belgium, South Korea, Switzerland, USA
Duration: 70 min.
Story: This remarkable animated documentary traces the unconventional upbringing of the filmmaker Jung Henin, one of thousands of Korean children adopted by Western families after the end of the Korean War. It is the story of a boy stranded between two ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, stylized, contemplative ...
Plot: orphan, haunted by the past, self discovery, obsessive quest, hopes, introspection, homecoming, adoption, adopted son, parent child relationship, part animation, performer's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: seoul, asia, korea
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86%
A Room and a Half (2009)
Genre: Animation, Biography
Country: Russia
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A semi-fictional account of Russian poets Josef Brodsky, who was forced into American exile in 1972.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, sentimental, serious, surreal ...
Plot: hopes, homecoming, writer's life, family life, rebelliousness, introspection, family relations, archive footage, cold war, artists and showbiz, rebellion, leaving home ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 50s, 80s, 90s ...
Place: usa, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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 ...
Plot: buddhism, surrealism, taxi driver, workplace, workplace situations, life turned upside down, dream, brother brother relationship, dealing with death, radio dj, urban, happiness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, naples italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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Millennium Actress (2001)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Documentary filmmaker Genya Tachibana has tracked down the legendary actress Chiyoko Fujiwara, who mysteriously vanished at the height of her career. When he presents her with a key she had lost and thought was gone forever, the filmmaker could not ...
Style: serious, touching, talky, emotional, atmospheric ...
Plot: actor's life, film within a film, actress, love and romance, popularity, haunted by the past, unfulfilled love, retired, female protagonist, lost love, interview, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 2000s, victorian era, 1940s, 1950s ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 7.8
 80K
The Wind Rises (2013)
Genre: Animation, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Japan, France, USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A lifelong love of flight inspires Japanese aviation engineer Jiro Horikoshi, whose storied career includes the creation of the A-6M World War II fighter plane.
Style: touching, stylized, atmospheric, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: tuberculosis, hopes, love, earthquake, world war two, dreams, follow your dream, inventions and discoveries, love and romance, letter, airplane, great depression ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 40s, 20s, 30s ...
Place: japan, asia, germany, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Twilight (2019)
Genre: Animation, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 52 min.
Story: Hakubo tells the story of two young people who live in rural Fukushima: Sachi Koyama, a girl who excels at playing the violin, and Yuusuke Kijinami, a boy who loves to paint. After an awkward, chance encounter, the two meet and begin to fall in ...
Style: emotional, atmospheric, touching, sincere, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slice of life, natural disaster, prodigy, catastrophe, injury, depression, school life, child prodigy, music, art, high school life, violinist ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Giovanni's Island (2014)
Genre: Animation, Drama, History, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In the aftermath of the most devastating conflict mankind had ever experienced, the tiny island of Shikotan became part of the Sakhalin Oblast... and on the unhealed border in this remote corner of the world, friendship among children from two ...
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, island, young heroes, forceful separation, life turned upside down, social differences, village, society, deportation, communication problem, post war, dancing ...
Time: 20th century, post world war two, 1940s, 40s, year 1947 ...
Place: asia, japan, soviet union, ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Crulic - The Path to Beyond (2011)
Genre: Documentary, Animation, Biography, Drama
Country: Romania, Poland
Duration: 73 min.
Story: An animated feature-length documentary telling the story of the life of Crulic, a 33 year-old Romanian accused of having stolen a wallet from an important Polish judge. Crulic was brought to the Krakow Detention Center Custody prison. He decided to ...
Style: stylized, disturbing, thought provoking, serious, realistic ...
Plot: prison, injustice, false accusation, prison life, confined, false arrest, life is a bitch, foreigner, starvation, protest, female director, hospital ...
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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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, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: dog, german shepherd, pets, wounded animal, friendship, rescue, dog movie, memoir, human animal relationship, bittersweet, friends, female director ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.7
 15K
Ocean Waves (1993)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 76 min.
Story: At Kichijōji Station, Tokyo, Taku Morisaki glimpses a familiar woman on the platform opposite boarding a train. Later, her photo falls from a shelf as he exits his apartment before flying to Kōchi Prefecture. Picking it up, he looks at it briefly ...
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: friendship, unspoken love, surrealism, high school reunion, love, fall in love, falling in love, love and romance, youth, love triangle, high school, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 7.1
 5K
The Prophet (2014)
Genre: Animation, Drama
Country: Qatar, France, Lebanon, Canada, USA, Ireland, UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Exiled artist and poet Mustafa embarks on a journey home with his housekeeper and her daughter; together the trio must evade the authorities who fear that the truth in Mustafa's words will incite rebellion.
Style: thought provoking, mind bending, scenic, tragic ending, sincere ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: wise man, wisdom of life, introspection, single mother, friendship, painter, girl, fantasizing, house arrest, healing, mute child, cause and meaning ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
From Up on Poppy Hill (2011)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The story is set in 1963 in Yokohama. Kokuriko Manor sits on a hill overlooking the harbour. A 16 year-old girl, Umi, lives in that house. Every morning she raises a signal flag facing the sea. The flag means “I pray for safe voyages”. A 17 ...
Style: sentimental, touching, atmospheric, serious, sweet ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: high school, teenage love, teenage life, fighting the system, friendship, destiny, self discovery, high school life, longing, sister sister relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1963
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Glitch in the Grid (2011)
Genre: Animation, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Three artists struggling against the grid of society find spiritual renewal.
Style: experimental, contemplative, psychological, sincere, atmospheric ...
Plot: unemployment, hopes, society, friends, friendship, self discovery, introspection, materialism, small town, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, bad trip ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles, northern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
My Beautiful Girl, Mari (2002)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy
Country: South Korea
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Kim Nam-woo struggles through life as people around him constantly leave him; his best friend, Jun-ho, is going to study in Seoul and in some ways his widowed mother is "leaving" him too by paying more attention to her new boyfriend. To ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, touching, serious
Plot: brother, youth, imaginary kingdom, imaginary, friends, coming of age, parallel world, friendship, change of luck, family relations, village life, village ...
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Illusionist (2010)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy
Country: France, UK, USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Scotland, late 1950s. A struggling illusionist visits an isolated community and meets a young lady who is convinced that he is a real magician.
Style: stylized, touching, sentimental, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: preschoolers
Plot: loneliness, magical, magician, friendship, coming of age, artists and showbiz, odd couple, french, age difference, art, frustration, stage ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, year 1959
Place: england, paris france, france, scotland, big ben london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Client List (2010)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After she and her husband lose their jobs, a former Texas homecoming queen inadvertently finds herself in the middle of a prostitution ring after she unknowingly accepts a position at a massage parlor.
Style: sexy, touching, realistic, serious, based on true events ...
Plot: massage parlor, prostitute, life is a bitch, workplace, parents and children, family problems, family relations, lifestyle, society, dishonesty, unemployment, family life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Paradise Kiss (2005)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Top high-school student seeks some purpose in life. A group of fashion design students ask her to be the front model for their clothing label "Paradise Kiss". Although she finds them weird, she accepts and soon blossoms as a person.
Style: feel good, realistic, touching, stylized, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: fashion, high school, high school life, romance, designer, fashion designer, fall in love, social climbing, rise to the top, youth, lifestyle, fashion model ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 30K
Only Yesterday (1991)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 118 min.
Story: It’s 1982, and Taeko is 27 years old, unmarried, and has lived her whole life in Tokyo. She decides to visit her family in the countryside, and as the train travels through the night, memories flood back of her younger years: the first immature ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, atmospheric, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: childhood, countryside, introspection, friendship, folk music, village life, deadend life, adolescence, childhood memory, self discovery, twentysomething life, marriage ...
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.4
 6K
Colorful (2010)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Upon reaching the train station to death, a dejected soul is informed that he is lucky and will have another chance at life. He is placed in the body of a 14-year-old boy named Kobayashi Makoto, who has just committed suicide. Watched over by a ...
Style: serious, psychological, stylized, inspirational, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: reincarnation, dealing with death, high school life, supernatural, one more chance, suicide, school life, memory loss, brother brother relationship, everyday life, parents and children, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.7
 1K
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, psychological, captivating, 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Muhammad: The Last Prophet (2002)
Genre: Animation, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: More than fourteen centuries ago, Mecca was filled with gambling, drunkenness, slavery, the mistreatment of women, and greed. The holy Ka'bah was littered with idol gods. Pilgrims came by the thousands to worship them. Quarysh, Mecca's ...
Style: sincere, serious, captivating, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: prophet, desert, folk hero, leadership, self discovery, human spirit, miraculous event, obsessive quest, fighting the system, good versus evil, hopes, clergy ...
Time: middle ages, ancient history, 7th century
Place: middle east, arabia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 8.2
 63K
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, touching, sincere, romantic, biting ...
Plot: deaf, friendship, sign language, bullying, disability, japanese school, high school, redemption, deafness, suicide thoughts, single mother, japanese schoolgirl ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Louis Cyr : The Strongest Man in the World (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Canada
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Biopic of Louis Cyr, strongest man in the world at the end of the 19th Century.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, touching
Plot: performer's life, rise to the top, ambition, strong man, artists and showbiz, rising to stardom, humble, strongman, human
Time: 19th century
Place: canada, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.2
 9K
Chico & Rita (2010)
Genre: Animation, Crime, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Spain, UK, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Chico is a young piano player with big dreams. Rita is a beautiful singer with an extraordinary voice. Music and romantic desire unites them, but their journey - in the tradition of the Latin ballad, the bolero - brings heartache and torment.
Style: serious, captivating, stylized, adult animation, emotional ...
Plot: jazz, pianist, deportation, musician's life, ambition, lifestyle, follow your dream, young lovers, love affair, romance, youth, society ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 50s, 1940s
Place: cuba, usa, new york, paris france, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.1
 81
Earthian (1989)
Genre: Animation, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Chihaya and Kagetsuya, two polar-opposite angels from the planet Eden, travel to Earth to track the positive and negative actions of its inhabitants, Earthians. Once 10,000 minus checks are gathered against Earth, the planet will be destroyed. One ...
Style: stylized, exciting, serious, shoujo, yaoi
Audience: teens
Plot: lgbt, human nature, partners, gays and lesbians, supernatural, adventure, misfit, social misfits, gender, bio weapon, romance, imaginary ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.7
 3K
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
Plot: art history, bridge, father daughter relationship, drawing, sister sister relationship, painting, illness, edo period, artist, rivalry, society, family relations ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Garden of Words (2013)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 46 min.
Story: Takao, who is training to become a shoemaker, skipped school and is sketching shoes in a Japanese-style garden. He meets a mysterious woman, Yukino, who is older than him. Then, without arranging the times, the two start to see each other again and ...
Style: touching, colourful, romantic, atmospheric, sweet ...
Plot: rain, older woman younger man relationship, unlikely couple, teen angst, shyness, chance meeting, age difference, love and romance, youth, grownups, teen romance, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Kuroko's Basketball: Last Game (2017)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Shortly after the Inter-High of Kagami and Kuroko's second-year, a street basketball team from the USA called Team Jabberwock came to Japan to play a friendly match against a Japanese college-level street basketball team, Team Strky. Despite ...
Style: uplifting, tense, light, captivating
Plot: basketball, sport, contests and competitions, follow your dream, family relations, adventure, lifestyle, dishonesty, ambition, friendship, rivalry, youth ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, stylized, depressing ...
Plot: orphan, siblings relations, survival, hunger, world war two, hiding place, death of parent, loss of parent, bomb, theft, war, death of child ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1945, post world war two
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%