Movies like It's Such a Beautiful Day

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It's Such a Beautiful Day (2012)
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It's Such a Beautiful Day (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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, philosophical, adult animation, thought provoking, atmospheric, experimental, enigmatic, depressing, bleak, melancholic ...
Plot: illness, surrealism, mental health, nightmare, hospital, divorced parents, mental illness, dark humor, immortality, life philosophy, loneliness, depression, death, destiny, life & death, existentialism, introspection, obsession, art, imagination, self discovery, mental disorder, direction and purpose, hopes, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, tokyo

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Most similar movies to It's Such a Beautiful Day

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out surreal, weird, stylized and atmospheric films with plots about existentialism, storytelling, surrealism, creativity, life & death, runaway and pornography mostly in Animation, Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like It's Such a Beautiful Day: Waking Life (2001), Mary and Max (2009), Soul (2020), $9.99 (2008), Greedy Guts (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Waking Life (2001)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Waking Life is about a young man in a persistent lucid dream-like state. The film follows its protagonist as he initially observes and later participates in philosophical discussions that weave together issues like reality, free will, our ...
Style: philosophical, surreal, stylized, psychological, clever ...
Plot: philosophy, existentialism, dream, surrealism, alternate reality, lucid dream, imagination, life philosophy, lifestyle, existence paradox, bohemian life, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas
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100%
 8.1
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Mary and Max (2009)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A tale of friendship between two unlikely pen pals: Mary, a lonely, eight-year-old girl living in the suburbs of Melbourne, and Max, a forty-four-year old, severely obese man living in New York. In the mid-1970's, a homely, friendless ...
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, gloomy, sentimental ...
Audience: kids
Plot: loneliness, social misfits, friendship, depression, letter, mental illness, asperger's syndrome, unlikely friendships, correspondence, young woman, neighbor, jewish ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: australia, new york, usa
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100%
The Collected Shorts of Jan Svankmajer (2003)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: For the past 40 years, Jan Svankmajer (Faust, Conspirators of Pleasure) has been hailed as one of cinema's most consistently surprising, wildly imaginative, and remarkable surrealists of our time. Utilizing a delirious combination of puppets, ...
Style: avant garde, disturbing, surreal, psychological, weird ...
Plot: surrealism, puppet, human existence, multiple storylines, human flesh, humanity in peril, death, pig, guinea pig, compilation, coffin, edgar allan poe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 318K
Soul (2020)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Joe Gardner is a middle school teacher with a love for jazz music. After a successful gig at the Half Note Club, he suddenly gets into an accident that separates his soul from his body and is transported to the You Seminar, a center in which souls ...
Style: sincere, philosophical, captivating, touching, exciting ...
Audience: kids
Plot: self discovery, meaning of life, afterlife, life after death, lifestyle change, life & death, jazz, acceptance, life, teaching the ways of the world, musician, following a dream ...
Time: future
Place: manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, adult animation, humorous, ironic, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: loneliness, life philosophy, self discovery, society, social misfits, hopes, human nature, introspection, meaning of life, apartment building, nudity (full frontal - brief), suicide ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, new orleans, israel, san francisco, california
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42%
 7.3
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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: surreal, disturbing, psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: surrealism, absurdism, baby, dark humor, killer child, obsession, parents and children, couple relations, hallucination, childless couple, monster, tree ...
Time: 90s
Place: central europe
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41%
 7.2
 72K
Anomalisa (2015)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A man crippled by the mundanity of his life experiences something out of the ordinary.
Style: surreal, depressing, adult animation, atmospheric, melancholic ...
Plot: sex, depression, existentialism, one night stand, loneliness, life philosophy, philosophy, adaptation, obsession, character study, love at first sight, hotel room ...
Time: 2000s
Place: cincinnati ohio
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50%
 7.4
 4K
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, cerebral, philosophical, art house, thought provoking ...
Plot: surrealism, puppet, deal with the devil, devil, supernatural ability, dark humor, superhero, mental disorder, brutality, philosophy, death, childhood ...
Place: tokyo, prague, europe
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41%
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 7.7
 82K
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, psychological, psychedelic, atmospheric, twists and turns ...
Plot: surveillance, mental illness, hallucination, lucid dream, investigation, dreams, villain, deception, scientist, introspection, doctors and patients, psychiatrist ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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40%
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 10K
Mind Game (2004)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Romance
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, touching, humorous ...
Plot: self discovery, family relations, righting the wronged, supernatural, adventure, dealing with death, hopes, family in danger, couples, old love, siblings relations, surrealism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, psychological, surreal, mind bending, serious ...
Plot: unemployment, friends, self discovery, introspection, friendship, society, hopes, materialism, bad trip, small town, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles, northern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
A Scanner Darkly (2006)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, 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: psychological, psychedelic, philosophical, surreal, twists and turns ...
Plot: drug abuse, cyberpunk, addiction, losing-it hero, disorder, surveillance, schizophrenia, society, fighting crime, undercover, hallucination, future dystopia ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future
Place: california, usa, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Rocks in My Pockets (2014)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama
Country: Latvia, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A fantastical tale based on true events, about five women of Signe Baumane's family, including herself, and their battles with depression and madness.
Style: surreal, humorous, semi serious, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: mental illness, strong female presence, depression, family relations, hopes, redemption, mental health, women, psychiatry, escapades, postpartum depression, large family ...
Place: ussr, latvia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
I Married a Strange Person! (1997)
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: surreal, enigmatic, humorous, semi serious, sexy ...
Audience: kids
Plot: insanity, surrealism, supernatural ability, couples, wish come true, creativity, dark hero, moral ambiguity, brutality, sexual abuse, absurd humor, obsession ...
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 4.8
 18K
Monkeybone (2001)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After a car crash sends repressed cartoonist Stu Miley (Fraser) into a coma, he and the mischievous Monkeybone, his hilariously horny alter-ego, wake up in a wacked-out waystation for lost souls. When Monkeybone takes over Stu's body and ...
Style: humorous, stylized, absurd, not serious, surreal ...
Audience: date night, family outing, teens
Plot: monkey, parallel world, surrealism, alternate reality, goofy hero, coma, dreams, death, carnival, artist, car accident, dream ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.4
 13K
Alice (1988)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Czechoslovakia, Switzerland, UK, West Germany
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A quiet young English girl named Alice finds herself in an alternate version of her own reality after chasing a white rabbit. She becomes surrounded by living inanimate objects and stuffed dead animals, and must find a way out of this nightmare- no ...
Style: surreal, psychedelic, disturbing, atmospheric, dark fantasy ...
Plot: surrealism, rabbit, wonderland, youth, children, coming of age, trippy, bdsm, adaptation, pig, transformation, teenager ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1860s, 19th century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion (1997)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The second of two theatrically released follow-ups to the Neon Genesis Evangelion series. Comprising of two alternate episodes which were first intended to take the place of episodes 25 and 26, this finale answers many of the questions surrounding ...
Style: psychological, mecha, surreal, twist ending, ambiguous ending ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: depression, loneliness, philosophy, violence, end of the world, insanity, post apocalypse, evil alien, infiltration, death, robot, stream of consciousness ...
Time: 21st century, future, 2010s
Place: tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Illusionist (2010)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy
Country: France, UK
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: emotional, stylized, touching, unusual plot structure, atmospheric ...
Audience: preschoolers
Plot: loneliness, magician, friendship, coming of age, magical, magic, art, mentor, imagination, transformation, life philosophy, character study ...
Time: 20th century, year 1959, 50s
Place: england, scotland, france, paris france, scottish highlands ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An action epic that explores the origins of the Aqua Teen Hunger Force (better known as Master Shake, Frylock, and Meatwad,) who somehow become pitted in a battle over an immortal piece of exercise equipment.
Style: adult animation, humorous, stylized, talky, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mad scientist, farce, adventure, heroic mission, partners, heroes, goofy hero, disorder, obsession, cia, greed, stupidity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: new jersey, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.4
 19K
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, philosophical, thought provoking, surreal, futuristic ...
Plot: hallucination, distopia, lifestyle, actor's life, child illness, moral dilemma, parallel world, one last job, escape from reality, society, aging, life is a bitch ...
Time: future, 2030s, 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Surviving Life (Theory and Practice) (2010)
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 ...
Style: semi serious, witty, humorous, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: hopes, escape from reality, impossible love, moral dilemma, elderly, crumbling marriage, introspection, aging, couple relations, couples, love and romance, dream ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: czech republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Neon Genesis Evangelion: Death & Rebirth (1997)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Originally a collection of clips from the Neon Genesis Evangelion TV series, Death was created as a precursor to the re-worked ending of the series. Rebirth was intended as that re-worked ending, but after production overruns Rebirth became only the ...
Style: psychological, stylized, twists and turns, thought provoking, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: androids and robots, evil alien, distopia, apocalypse, catastrophe, hospital, loneliness, giant robots, surrealism, vengeance, sexualized violence, fight scenes ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.2
 8K
Metropia (2009)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Norway
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In the near future, oil reserves are nearly depleted and Europe is connected by series of underground tunnels. While navigating these tunnels, Roger hears voices, one in particular. Seeking a way to rid himself of the voice only leads Roger deeper ...
Style: surreal, stylized, futuristic, adult animation, exciting ...
Plot: distopia, conspiracy, dystopic future, surveillance, fantasy world, brutality, society, chaos, life is a bitch, future dystopia, corporate crimes, corporate crime ...
Time: future
Place: europe, san francisco, paris france, stockholm sweden, scandinavia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence (2004)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Groundbreaking director Mamoru Oshii continues to push the boundaries of art and anime with this universally acclaimed cyber thriller following cyborg detective Batou as he tries to unravel the reasons for a murderous robot revolt in the year 2032. ...
Style: futuristic, surreal, atmospheric, enigmatic, thought provoking ...
Audience: teens
Plot: cyberpunk, cyborgs, androids and robots, artificial intelligence, androids, investigation, crimes, robot, hacker, distopia, technology, good versus evil ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo, hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Waltz with Bashir (2008)
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 ...
Style: rough, disturbing, adult animation, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: politics, war, memory loss, haunted by the past, jewish, nightmare, guilt, mass murder, catastrophe, soldier, army, genocide ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 80s, contemporary
Place: israel, lebanon, middle east, beirut lebanon, palestine
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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The House (2022)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Across different eras, a poor family, an anxious developer and a fed-up landlady become tied to the same mysterious house in this animated dark comedy.
Style: surreal, adult animation, experimental, gloomy, suspenseful ...
Plot: anthropomorphism, surrealism, generation, country house, poverty, isolated house, family home, cartoon mouse, anthropomorphic mouse, old dark house, house, mouse ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: surreal, semi serious, humorous, adult animation, mind bending ...
Plot: good versus evil, moral dilemma, dark humor, supernatural, disorder, human nature, supernatural ability, angel, save the lady, existential crisis, trippy, sexual content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.0
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9 (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Luxembourg
Duration: 79 min.
Story: When 9 first comes to life, he finds himself in a post-apocalyptic world. All humans are gone, and it is only by chance that he discovers a small community of others like him taking refuge from fearsome machines that roam the earth intent on their ...
Style: surreal, adult animation, suspenseful, futuristic, serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: post apocalypse, steampunk, apocalypse, technology gone awry, vestiges of humanity, survival, fate of humanity, save the world, distopia, man versus machine, life is a bitch, heroes ...
Time: future, 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Robot Carnival (1987)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An anthology of various tales told in various styles with robots being the one common element among them.
Style: stylized, atmospheric, surreal, exciting, mecha ...
Audience: teens
Plot: androids, androids and robots, giant robots, character study, multiple storylines, crime gone awry, man versus machine, escapades, robot as menace, a.i., killer robot, piloted giant robot ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, surreal, stylized, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: introspection, young lovers, unfulfilled love, city life, cause and meaning, love and romance, romance, fall in love, postmodernism, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, performer's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%