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Surviving Life (Theory and Practice) (2010)
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Surviving Life (Theory and Practice) (2010)
Original name: Přežít svůj život
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia, Japan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Eugene, an aging man, leads a double life – one real, the other in his dreams. He goes to see a psychoanalyst, who tries to interpret the meaning of his dreams. Eugene finds a way of entering his dream-world at will and finds out about his childhood and what really happened to his parents.
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, atmospheric, psychological, captivating, offbeat, psychotronic
Plot: impossible love, hopes, moral dilemma, elderly, escape from reality, couple relations, love and romance, couples, aging, introspection, crumbling marriage, dream, sleeping, mystery, psychiatrist, self discovery, subconscious, humour, love interest, romantic fantasy, doctors and patients, unfulfillment, surrealism, part animation
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: czech republic

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, surreal and offbeat films with plots about surrealism, love and romance, imaginary, couples, storytelling, dark humor and escapades mostly in Animation, Comedy and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Surviving Life (Theory and Practice): Darling Companion (2012), Greedy Guts (2000), Mind Game (2004), Wool 100% (2006), Lesson Faust (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Darling Companion (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The story of a woman who loves her dog more than her husband. And then her husband loses the dog.
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: pets, couple relations, family life, family problems, disorder, love and romance, golden years, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, parents and children, lifestyle, dog ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, united states
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95%
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Greedy Guts (2000)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Czech Republic, UK, Japan
Duration: 132 min.
Story: When a childless couple learn that they cannot have children, it causes great distress. To ease his wife's pain, the man finds a piece of root in the backyard and chops it and varnishes it into the shape of a child. However the woman takes the ...
Style: psychological, surreal, suspenseful, atmospheric, humorous ...
Plot: baby, couple relations, parents and children, surrealism, dark humor, monster, killer child, secret, childless couple, absurdism, family relations, body horror ...
Time: 90s
Place: central europe
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93%
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Mind Game (2004)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The film follows Nishi, a loser who has a crush on his childhood girlfriend. After an encounter with the Japanese mafia, the film follows Nishi as he journeys to heaven and back, and ends up trapped in an even more unlikely place.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, stylized, humorous, touching ...
Plot: self discovery, adventure, danger, hopes, dealing with death, supernatural, righting the wronged, family relations, family in danger, old love, siblings relations, imaginary ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 6.4
 225
Wool 100% (2006)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A drama of two aging women who live a solitary life collecting discarded items from a nearby town. One day they return home to find a young girl knitting a red sweater in their house. Each time the girl finishes her dress, she promptly unravels it ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, light, captivating, offbeat
Plot: life turned upside down, obsession, elderly, mysterious character, social relations, uninvited guest, surrealism, golden years, female director, accordion, sister sister relationship, dollhouse ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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Lesson Faust (1994)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Czech Republic, France, UK, Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A very free adaptation of Marlowe's 'Doctor Faustus', Goethe's 'Faust' and various other treatments of the old legend of the man who sold his soul to the devil. Svankmajer's Faust is a nondescript man who, after ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, thought provoking, stylized, serious ...
Plot: surrealism, puppet, deal with the devil, philosophy, supernatural ability, devil, redemption, danger, hopes, map, temptation, good versus evil ...
Place: prague, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
It's Such a Beautiful Day (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 62 min.
Story: Bill struggles to put together his shattered psyche, in this new feature film version of Don Hertzfeldt's animated short film trilogy.
Style: surreal, thought provoking, atmospheric, humorous, philosophical ...
Plot: illness, surrealism, nightmare, hospital, divorced parents, introspection, hopes, direction and purpose, mental illness, mental disorder, mental instability, immortality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Idiots and Angels (2008)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Angel, a selfish rotter is hanging around in a local bar, groping the wife of the barman and dealing with weapons. One morning he wakes up finding a pair of wings growing at his back. These wings do good deeds against his nature. But suddenly he ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, surreal, offbeat, cynical ...
Plot: bar, good versus evil, human nature, supernatural ability, moral dilemma, supernatural, disorder, dark humor, save the lady, no dialogue, angel, sexual content
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Mysterious Girlfriend X (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Mystery, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Akira is a normal high school boy, but he nevertheless impulsively licks some drool left by the mysterious transfer student Mikoto. The next day he falls asleep with an inexplicable fever. After five days Mikoto suddenly comes to visit, and makes ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, ecchi, light, captivating ...
Plot: teenage love, youth, true love, fall in love, romance, love and romance, supernatural, high school, teen romance, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love story, teenager ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Hells (2008)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Amagane Rinne had an accident and died while hurrying to school. She suddenly arrived in an awkward school... in Hell, filled with demons. While she is struggling and wishing to go back to the world whence she came from, she makes friends with her ...
Style: humorous, atmospheric, captivating, entertaining, rough ...
Plot: demon, adventure, supernatural, teenage life, dark humor, danger, escapades, school, dead, the underworld, afterlife, death ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
My Bride is a Mermaid (2007)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Nagasumi's in hot water after a beautiful, young mermaid named Sun saves him from drowning. The deep-sea sweetheart's dad is a merman yakuza prone to executing anyone who learns his family's scaly secret! Luckily, there's a catch ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, sincere, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: romance, mermaid, supernatural, unlikely couple, supernatural romance, youth, love and romance, couples, ocean or sea, imaginary, ocean, interspecies romance ...
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Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
A Fairly Odd Movie: Grow Up, Timmy Turner! (2011)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 48 min.
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Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, captivating
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
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⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 457
Goat Story (2008)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 82 min.
Story: The film will feature a comedic story about a friendship between the village-boy Kuba and his goat in medieval Prague. In Prague, Kuba falls in love with Máca, a worldly girl. The Goat begins to envy this relationship. Their story intertwines with ...
Style: fairy tale, touching, exciting, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: family outing
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⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.7
 825
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Genre: Animation, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Italy
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Maurizio works in a dubbing studio and puts sound effects into cartoons. One day his hands turn into cartoon ones, with a life of their own.
Style: sexy, semi serious, humorous, sexual, porno movie
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Plot: strong female presence, mental illness, depression, redemption, imaginary, hopes, family relations, mental health, women, escapades, female director, artist ...
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Santa Baby (2006)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Collected Shorts of Jan Svankmajer (2003)
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Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: USA, Mexico, Canada
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Dante's Inferno (2007)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A darkly comedic travelogue of the underworld - set against an all-too-familiar urban backdrop of used car lots, gated communities, strip malls, and the U.S. Capitol. And populated with a contemporary cast of reprobates, including famous - and ...
Style: atmospheric, witty, humorous, semi serious, clever ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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$9.99 (2008)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Israel, Australia
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Have you ever wondered "What is the meaning of life? Why do we exist?" The answer to this vexing question is now within your reach! You'll find it in a small yet amazing booklet, which will explain, in easy to follow, simple terms ...
Style: surreal, humorous, touching, contemplative, adult animation ...
Audience: teens
Plot: self discovery, hopes, society, social misfits, introspection, human nature, loneliness, meaning of life, apartment building, life philosophy, female director, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.2
 4K
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Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Horror
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia
Duration: 118 min.
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Style: rough, psychological, suspenseful, surreal, atmospheric ...
Plot: mental institution, blasphemy, faked death, psychopath, curses spells and rituals, haunted by the past, doctors and patients, society, danger, social misfits, s&m, gory ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: A newlywed develops a strange lump on his neck that gives him the ability to transform people or objects at will. His wife is very upset. Meanwhile, the CEO of Smilecorp learns of this man and his ability and sees a way to achieve world domination ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, surreal, offbeat, enigmatic ...
Plot: imaginary, supernatural ability, wish come true, couples, surrealism, insanity, absurd humor, creativity, newlyweds, moral ambiguity, dark hero, brutality ...
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
An Oversimplification of Her Beauty (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A quixotic artist hypothesizes about why he feels bad when a mystery girl stands him up. The event prompts him to ask: what's the content of a momentary feeling? Is it the sum of your experiences? And perhaps more importantly, are your ...
Style: experimental, psychological, atmospheric, stylized, surreal ...
Plot: introspection, cause and meaning, unfulfilled love, fall in love, romance, young lovers, city life, love and romance, unfulfillment, postmodernism, artists and showbiz, urban ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.1
 913
Cheatin' (2013)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: In a fateful bumper car collision, Jake and Ella meet and become the most loving couple in the long history of romance. But when a scheming "other" woman drives a wedge of jealousy into their perfect courtship, insecurity and hatred spell ...
Style: stylized, humorous, semi serious, surreal, offbeat
Plot: couples, infidelity, couple relations, imaginary, love, disgraced, dishonesty, love and romance, cheating, jealousy, computer animation, sexual content ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.7
 810
Immigrants (2008)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: USA, Hungary
Duration: 78 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, suspense, adult animation ...
Plot: immigrants, friendship, working class, social decay, friends, disorder, love and romance, misfit, partners, society, hollywood, racism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Bluer Than Indigo (2002)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
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Style: semi serious, humorous, sentimental, realistic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Urusei Yatsura 4: Lum the Forever (1986)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: psychological, humorous, stylized, offbeat, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: farce, friendship, school, teenage life, danger, gang, imaginary, heroes, escapades, hallucination, blackout, fetus ...
Time: 80s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
A Fairly Odd Summer (2014)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 68 min.
Story: Get ready for the oddest summer yet! Timmy Turner and his fairies are going on a summer vacation to Hawaii. But, unfortunately for Timmy, something tells us this won’t be a very relaxing holiday. With all the magic in Fairy World at stake and ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, captivating, surprise ending
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: summer vacation, friends, family, imaginary, love interest, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, villain, villain turns good, vacation, fairy, volcano, surrealism ...
Place: hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%