Movies like It's Such a Beautiful Day

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It's Such a Beautiful Day (2012)
 8.3
 11K
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, adult animation, melancholic, enigmatic, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: illness, surrealism, nightmare, hospital, divorced parents, introspection, hopes, direction and purpose, mental illness, mental disorder, mental instability, immortality, mental health, life philosophy, existentialism, life & death, death, loneliness, destiny, no dialogue, depression, art, imagination, self discovery, obsession ...
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, melancholic, stylized and visually appealing films with plots about storytelling, surrealism, catastrophe, mentor, life & death, imagination and loneliness mostly in Animation, Drama and Fantasy genres. Some movies like It's Such a Beautiful Day: Waking Life (2001), Mary and Max (2009), Mind Game (2004), $9.99 (2008), Rocks in My Pockets (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.8
 61K
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, stylized, surreal, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: existentialism, philosophy, lifestyle, bohemian life, human nature, imaginary, daydreamer, computer animation, nightmare, satire, life after death, reincarnation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 165K
Mary and Max (2009)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: Australia, USA
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, sincere, emotional, sentimental, stylized ...
Plot: loneliness, social misfits, friendship, letter, depression, correspondence, unlikely friendships, neighbor, asperger's syndrome, mental illness, suffering, young woman ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: australia, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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
Plot: surrealism, edgar allan poe, compilation, coffin, pig, puppet, death, guinea pig
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 8K
Mind Game (2004)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan, USA
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, dealing with death, adventure, hopes, supernatural, danger, righting the wronged, family relations, family in danger, old love, siblings relations, imaginary ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 6.7
 3K
$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: adult animation, surreal, humorous, touching, contemplative ...
Audience: teens
Plot: self discovery, society, hopes, 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Rocks in My Pockets (2014)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Latvia
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: humorous, psychological, atmospheric, stylized, surreal ...
Plot: strong female presence, depression, women, mental illness, redemption, family relations, hopes, imaginary, mental health, escapades, female director
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.5
 3K
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, experimental ...
Plot: surrealism, puppet, deal with the devil, clay, philosophy, supernatural ability, devil, aging, danger, imaginary, destructive relationship, temptation ...
Place: prague, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, friends, society, hopes, friendship, self discovery, introspection, artists and showbiz, small town, materialism, bad trip, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles, northern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Movie in collections
 4.8
 17K
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, not serious, stylized, absurd, funny ...
Audience: family outing, date night, teens
Plot: parallel world, goofy hero, imaginary, surrealism, body swapping, hospital, monkey, alternate reality, dreams, organ donation, celebrity culture, supernatural ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Illusionist (2010)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy
Country: France, UK, USA
Duration: 90 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, stage, frustration ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, year 1959
Place: england, paris france, france, scotland, big ben london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.3
 6K
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, childless couple, monster, secret, killer child, absurdism, family relations, body horror, tree ...
Time: 90s
Place: central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
I Married a Strange Person! (1997)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 73 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: semi serious, humorous, surreal, offbeat, enigmatic ...
Plot: supernatural ability, imaginary, wish come true, couples, surrealism, insanity, absurd humor, creativity, newlyweds, moral ambiguity, dark hero, brutality ...
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, surreal, dark humor, humorous, cynical ...
Plot: bar, good versus evil, supernatural ability, human nature, moral dilemma, supernatural, disorder, save the lady, no dialogue, angel, sexual content
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion (1997)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy, 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, futuristic, twist ending, surreal ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: philosophy, insanity, loneliness, evil alien, violence, youth, apocalypse, rebirth, space wars, end of the world, catastrophe, afterlife ...
Time: 21st century, future, 2010s
Place: tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
South Park: Kyle Sucks Cartman's Balls - The Trilogy (2008)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 67 min.
Story: Some of the boys in South Park elementary find themselves on a balloon ride to an imaginary land. At arrival they're faced with an unimaginably threat.
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, talky, witty ...
Audience: kids
Plot: adult humor, mayor, wager, parody, imaginary, escapades, trap, religions or cults, disorder, imagination, good versus evil, monster ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Neon Genesis Evangelion: Death & Rebirth (1997)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy, 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, mecha, stylized, serious, futuristic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: evil alien, androids and robots, surrealism, giant robot, catastrophe, apocalypse, future dystopia, parents and children, teenage life, high school life, destiny, self discovery ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, city life, unfulfilled love, romance, love and romance, fall in love, cause and meaning, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, postmodernism, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.6
 27K
Only Yesterday (1991)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan, USA
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, twentysomething life, friendship, folk music, village life, deadend life, adolescence, childhood memory, self discovery, flowers ...
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Movie in collections
 7.7
 72K
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, suspenseful ...
Plot: surveillance, investigation, villain, mental illness, deception, fairy, dreams, scientist, research, psychiatrist, human nature, introspection ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, actress, film within a film, popularity, love and romance, haunted by the past, unfulfilled love, retired, mother daughter relationship, lost love, interview, female protagonist ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 1930s, 70s, 50s ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: humorous, not serious, exciting, adult animation, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: farce, mad scientist, adventure, heroic mission, disorder, partners, goofy hero, heroes, surrealism, robot, blood, obsession ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: new jersey, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 8.1
 620K
Inside Out (2015)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it's no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions - Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness. ...
Style: emotional, cerebral, inspirational, motivational, touching ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family, life philosophy, disney, childhood, happy ending, family relations, coming of age, memory, imaginary, joy, creativity, dream ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: san francisco, minnesota, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.5
 32K
The Red Turtle (2016)
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy
Country: France, Belgium, Japan, USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The dialogue-less film follows the major life stages of a castaway on a deserted tropical island populated by turtles, crabs and birds.
Style: atmospheric, meditative, enigmatic, colourful, bleak ...
Plot: desert island, deserted island, loneliness, raft, castaway, sea turtle, flood, survival, isolation, island, solitude, nature ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Movie in collections
 5.0
 159
Around June (2008)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A love story set in the shadow of the shipyards of San Francisco. A young woman living with her much adored uncle Henry and domineering, abusive father, meets a penniless illegal immigrant, whose love gives her the insight and courage to finally ...
Style: uplifting, serious, emotional, touching, fairy tale ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, self discovery, love affair, human spirit, youth, love and romance, immigrants, parents and children, fall in love, young lovers, hopes, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: anthology, stylized, exciting, futuristic, surreal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: androids and robots, androids, giant robots, giant robot, man versus machine, escapades, a.i., imaginary, killer robot, robot as menace, piloted giant robot, amusement park ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Heavy Traffic (1973)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: An "underground" cartoonist contends with life in the inner city, where various unsavory characters serve as inspiration for his artwork.
Style: adult animation, controversial, surreal, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: interracial relations, city life, sexual dysfunction, racism, sexual frustration, pinball, marijuana, surrealism, virgin, strong sexual content, adult virgin, couples ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.3
 26K
Pom Poko (1994)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The Raccoons of the Tama Hills are being forced from their homes by the rapid development of houses and shopping malls. As it becomes harder to find food and shelter, they decide to band together and fight back. The Raccoons practice and perfect the ...
Style: humorous, stylized, semi serious, allegory, weird ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: animals, transformation, environmentalism, anthropomorphism, animal, testicles, deforestation, japanese mythology, environment, heroes, good versus evil, escapades ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Tokyo Godfathers (2003)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: One Christmas Eve three people, a middle-aged alcoholic named Gin, a former drag queen Hana and a dependent runaway girl Miyuki, discover an abandoned newborn while looking through the garbage.
Style: touching, emotional, semi serious, sentimental, feel good ...
Plot: holiday, christmas, family relations, homeless, adventure, eccentric family, parents and children, friends, life is a bitch, youth, heist, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: witty, humorous, semi serious, atmospheric, offbeat ...
Plot: moral dilemma, hopes, elderly, impossible love, escape from reality, aging, couples, introspection, love and romance, crumbling marriage, couple relations, dream ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: czech republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, psychological, disturbing, surreal, realistic ...
Plot: nightmare, massacre, haunted by the past, war, memory loss, soldier, army, military, tragic event, guilt, politics, military life ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 80s, contemporary
Place: israel, lebanon, middle east, palestine, beirut lebanon
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%