Movies like Waltz with Bashir

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Waltz with Bashir (2008)
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Waltz with Bashir (2008)
Original name: Vals Im Bashir
Genre: Documentary, Animation, Biography, Drama, History, Mystery, War
Country: Israel, France, Germany, USA, Finland, Switzerland, Belgium, Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Much awarded animated documentary, in which director and Israeli army veteran Ari Folman interviews friends and former soldiers about their memories of the 1982 Lebanon war and especially the Sabra and Shatila massacre in Beirut. The usage on animation enabled Folman to illustrate their personal memories and dreams.
Style: rough, psychological, disturbing, surreal, realistic, bleak, atmospheric, serious, contemplative, brutal ...
Plot: nightmare, massacre, haunted by the past, war, army, soldier, memory loss, military, tragic event, guilt, politics, life is a bitch, introspection, military life, atrocity, enemy, against humanity, dog, corpse, genocide, mass murder, catastrophe, jewish, responsibility, rock ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, lebanon, middle east, palestine, beirut lebanon

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Most similar movies to Waltz with Bashir

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, stylized, realistic and atmospheric films with plots about life is a bitch, storytelling, brutality, society, death, loneliness and surrealism mostly in Animation, Drama and Biography genres. Some movies like Waltz with Bashir: Persepolis (2007), A Scanner Darkly (2006), Grave of the Fireflies (1988), Barefoot Gen (1983), The Swallows of Kabul (2019). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Persepolis (2007)
Genre: Animation, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: France, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In 1970s Iran, Marjane 'Marji' Statrapi watches events through her young eyes and her idealistic family of a long dream being fulfilled of the hated Shah's defeat in the Iranian Revolution of 1979. However as Marji grows up, she ...
Style: serious, thought provoking, realistic, adult animation, rough ...
Plot: coming of age, freedom, revolution, family relations, parent child relationship, life is a bitch, society, depression, muslim, iraq iran war, rebellion, self discovery ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 90s, 20th century, year 1978 ...
Place: iran, middle east, france, tehran iran, ussr ...
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A Scanner Darkly (2006)
Genre: Animation, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An undercover cop in a not-too-distant future becomes involved with a dangerous new drug and begins to lose his own identity as a result.
Style: psychedelic, psychological, neo noir, surreal, stylized ...
Plot: drug abuse, losing-it hero, undercover, disorder, addiction, society, fighting crime, future dystopia, surveillance, schizophrenia, hallucination, cyberpunk ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future
Place: california, usa, san diego california
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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
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100%
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Barefoot Gen (1983)
Genre: Animation, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A powerful statement against war, Barefoot Gen is a story about the effect of the atomic bomb on a boy's life and the lives of the Japanese people. Based on the acclaimed manga by Nakazawa Keiji, the author of Barefoot Gen, who was 6 years old ...
Style: adult animation, bleak, rough, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: world war two, anti war, children in wartime, orphan, catastrophe, contamination, burned alive, demolished city, atrocity, radiation sickness, bombing, nuclear holocaust ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: japan, asia, hiroshima japan
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The Swallows of Kabul (2019)
Genre: Animation, Drama, War
Country: France, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Monaco
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Summer 1998 - Kabul under Taliban rule. Zunaira and Mohsen are young and in love. Despite the daily violence and misery, they hope for a better future. One day, a foolish gesture causes life to take an irrevocable turn.
Style: psychological, captivating, thought provoking
Plot: dispute, woman, religious differences, society, social problems, religious persecution, social relations, female protagonist, religious hypocrisy, life is a bitch, religious conflict, prison ...
Time: year 1998
Place: afghanistan
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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, 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
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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
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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
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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
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The Motel Life (2012)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A pair of working-class brothers flee their Reno Motel after getting involved in a fatal hit-and-run accident.
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, rough, road movie ...
Plot: on the run, family relations, introspection, siblings relations, working class, misfit, society, social misfits, life is a bitch, hit and run, life turned upside down, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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The Congress (2013)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Israel, Germany, Poland, Luxembourg, Belgium, France, USA, India
Duration: 122 min.
Story: More than two decades after catapulting to stardom with The Princess Bride, Robin Wright decides to take her final job: preserving her likeness for a future Hollywood. Through a deal brokered by her loyal, longtime agent and the head of Miramount ...
Style: mind bending, thought provoking, surreal, futuristic, philosophical ...
Plot: hallucination, actor's life, lifestyle, one last job, escape from reality, parallel world, moral dilemma, child illness, society, life is a bitch, under the surface, cyberspace ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary
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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
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Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade (1999)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A member of an elite paramilitary counter-terrorism unit becomes traumatized after witnessing the suicide bombing of a young girl and is forced to undergo retraining. However, unbeknownst to him, he becomes a key player in a dispute between rival ...
Style: bleak, stylized, serious, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: conspiracy, world war two, distopia, swat team, resistance fighter, little red riding hood, terrorism, suicide, life is a bitch, politics, danger, deadly ...
Place: japan, tokyo, germany, poland
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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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Waking Life (2001)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
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Style: philosophical, surreal, stylized, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: existentialism, philosophy, dream, lifestyle, human nature, bohemian life, imaginary, daydreamer, alternate reality, computer animation, surrealism, nightmare ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas
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Paprika (2006)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When a machine that allows therapists to enter their patient's dreams is stolen, all hell breaks loose. Only a young female therapist can stop it: Paprika.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, psychological, twists and turns, psychedelic ...
Plot: investigation, hallucination, mental illness, surveillance, deception, villain, scientist, psychiatrist, introspection, doctors and patients, fairy, dreams ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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First Squad: The Moment of Truth (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, History, Sci-Fi, War
Country: Russia, Japan, Canada
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Set during the opening days of World War II on the Eastern Front. Its main cast are a group of Soviet teenagers with extraordinary abilities; the teenagers have been drafted to form a special unit to fight the invading German army. They are opposed ...
Style: stylized, bleak, serious, exciting, suspenseful
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, world war two, danger, supernatural ability, escapades, battles, heroes, military, soldier, zombie, nazi, super soldier ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: ussr, soviet union
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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
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26%
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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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The King of Pigs (2011)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 97 min.
Story: After his business goes bankrupt, 30 something Kyeong-Min kills his wife impulsively. Hiding his anger, he seeks out his former middle school classmate Jong-Seok. Jong-Seok now works as a ghostwriter for an autobiography, but he dreams of writing ...
Style: serious, realistic, stylized, rough
Plot: haunted by the past, bully, high school, teenage life, human nature, youth, society, life is a bitch, reunited friends, bullying, class differences, humiliation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia, south korea
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25%
Another Day of Life (2018)
Genre: Animation, Biography
Country: Spain, Poland, Belgium, Germany, France, Hungary, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In 1975, Ryszard Kapuściński, a veteran Polish journalist, embarked on a seemingly suicidal road trip into the heart of the Angola's civil war. There, he witnessed once again the dirty reality of war and discovered a sense of helplessness ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, thought provoking, semi documentary, rough ...
Plot: civil war, investigation, investigative, life risking, war, conflict, frontline, travel, military life, wartime, road trip, liberation ...
Time: 20th century
Place: angola, portugal, poland, cuba, south africa
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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
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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
Place: australia, san francisco, israel, new orleans, california
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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
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24%
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
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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
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23%
Winter Spirits (2016)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Germany
Duration: 74 min.
Story: In 1920s Japan the boy Akeno lives without his father, but he has a mysterious friend. When Akeno gets kidnapped by soldiers, his friend sets out to return him home. But soon they both realize, something mysterious happened in their lives.
Style: rough, captivating, sincere, touching, suspense ...
Plot: father son relationship, military, childhood trauma, friend, journey, loneliness, travel, boy, violence, insanity, alcohol, fog ...
Place: japan
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American Pop (1981)
Genre: Animation, Drama, History, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: American Pop is an American animated film that tells the story of four generations of a Russian Jewish immigrant family of musicians whose careers parallel the history of American popular music.
Style: sentimental, captivating, realistic, semi serious, adult animation ...
Plot: jazz, music, jazz band, music hall, songwriter, music business, love and romance, musician's life, family relations, parents and children, ambition, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1920s, 1930s, 20s ...
Place: usa, russia, new york, san francisco, europe ...
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Akira (1988)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Childhood friends Tetsuo and Kaneda are pulled into the post-apocalyptic underworld of Neo-Tokyo and forced to fight for their very survival. Kaneda is a bike gang leader, and Tetsuo is a member of a tough motorcycle crew who becomes involved in a ...
Style: atmospheric, surreal, cult film, serious, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, motorcycle gang, experiment, hallucination, military, protest, suprisingly clever, mutation, government corruption, distopia, nuclear holocaust, scientist ...
Time: future, 21st century, year 2019, 80s, 2010s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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Asura (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, History, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Abandoned in the barren wasteland of Kyoto, a savage, enraged orphan does whatever it takes to survive in the wild. When he crosses paths with civilization, he must learn to tame the beast within.
Style: atmospheric, serious, tense, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: orphan, human nature, survival, wilderness, village, friendship, feral man, life is a bitch, murder, rage, violence, war ...
Time: 15th century
Place: japan, asia, kyoto japan
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