Movies like It's Such a Beautiful Day

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It's Such a Beautiful Day (2012)
 8.3
 10K
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, atmospheric, thought provoking, humorous, philosophical, experimental, adult animation, melancholic, enigmatic, disturbing ...
Plot: illness, surrealism, nightmare, hospital, divorced parents, introspection, hopes, direction and purpose, mental illness, mental instability, immortality, mental health, life philosophy, existentialism, life & death, death, loneliness, destiny, no dialogue, depression, art, imagination, obsession, death of parent, death of parents ...
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 melancholic, surreal, stylized and visually appealing films with plots about weird, storytelling, mentor, imagination, life & death, surrealism and life philosophy mostly in Animation, Drama and Fantasy genres. Some movies like It's Such a Beautiful Day: Waking Life (2001), Lesson Faust (1994), Mind Game (2004), $9.99 (2008), Glitch in the Grid (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.8
 59K
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: surreal, captivating, stylized, philosophical, clever ...
Plot: philosophy, existentialism, lifestyle, imagination, bohemian life, imaginary, human nature, daydreamer, nightmare, satire, life after death, reincarnation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 3K
Lesson Faust (1994)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Czech Republic, France, UK
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, stylized, experimental, offbeat ...
Plot: surrealism, deal with the devil, puppet, philosophy, clay, supernatural ability, devil, danger, afterlife, good versus evil, aging, wish come true ...
Place: prague, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.8
 8K
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, touching, humorous ...
Plot: self discovery, supernatural, adventure, hopes, danger, family in danger, dealing with death, family relations, righting the wronged, siblings relations, couples, fictional reality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 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, semi serious, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hopes, social misfits, introspection, society, human nature, self discovery, loneliness, suicide, male nudity, break up, angel, piggy bank ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, san francisco, israel, new orleans, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, atmospheric, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: unemployment, unfulfillment, bad trip, friendship, friends, cause and meaning, twentysomething life, religions or cults, hollywood, self discovery, artists and showbiz, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 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, childless couple, surrealism, killer child, monster, secret, absurdism, tree, body horror, obsession ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: humorous, semi serious, surreal, offbeat, enigmatic ...
Plot: supernatural ability, imaginary, couples, wish come true, surrealism, insanity, absurd humor, creativity, newlyweds, moral ambiguity, dark hero, brutality ...
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 4.7
 16K
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, hospital, monkey, alternate reality, dreams, organ donation, disorder, escapades, danger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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: touching, psychological, semi serious, stylized, humorous ...
Plot: mental illness, family relations, redemption, strong female presence, hopes, imaginary, escapades, mental health, depression
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: dark humor, surreal, offbeat, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: bar, moral dilemma, good versus evil, sexual content, supernatural, human nature, disorder, supernatural ability, save the lady, no dialogue
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
A Monster Calls (2016)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK, Spain, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A boy imagines a monster that helps him deal with his difficult life and see the world in a different way.
Style: fairy tale, touching, emotional, compassionate, cerebral ...
Audience: kids
Plot: terminal illness, dark fantasy, monster, childhood, imagination, family, nightmare, bullying, tree, part animation, life & death, grandmother ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, futuristic, twist ending, surreal, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: philosophy, mecha, insanity, loneliness, violence, youth, apocalypse, rebirth, space wars, parents and children, heroic mission, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 21st century, future, 2010s
Place: tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, imagination, trap, mayor, wager, parody, imaginary, escapades, fictional reality, disorder, religions or cults, good versus evil ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 8.1
 158K
Mary and Max (2009)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family
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, sincere, emotional, stylized, sentimental ...
Plot: loneliness, social misfits, friendship, neighbor, letter, correspondence, asperger's syndrome, mental illness, jewish, young woman, suffering, depression ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: australia, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: contemplative, experimental, serious, psychological, stylized ...
Plot: young lovers, introspection, postmodernism, urban, romance, love and romance, artists and showbiz, city life, cause and meaning, unfulfilled love, unfulfillment, fall in love
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Illusionist (2010)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: France, UK
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, age difference, odd couple, french, art, stage, imagination, mentor ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1959, 1950s
Place: england, france, scotland, scottish highlands, edinburgh scotland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
BoJack Horseman (2014)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Meet the most beloved sitcom horse of the 90s - 20 years later. BoJack Horseman was the star of the hit TV show "Horsin' Around," but today he's washed up, living in Hollywood, complaining about everything, and wearing colorful ...
Style: humorous, sitcom, adult animation, satirical, cynical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: existentialism, anthropomorphic animal, depression, desire for fame, showbiz, washed up star, down on your luck, hollywood, cynicism, horse, satire, anthropomorphism ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s, 2020s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, love and romance, popularity, unfulfilled love, haunted by the past, retired, film within a film, interview, mother daughter relationship, female protagonist, lost love ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1950s, 1940s, 1960s ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 4.9
 20K
Cool World (1992)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Jack Deebs is a cartoonist who is due to be released from jail. His comic book "Cool World" describes a zany world populated by "doodles" (cartoon characters) and "noids" (humanoids). What Jack didn't realize is ...
Style: adult animation, surreal, stylized, not serious, humorous ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: parallel world, seduction, sex, casino, femme fatale, alternate dimension, cartoonist, real world, silly humor, unlikely couple, body swapping, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1945, 1990s, 1940s
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, not serious, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mad scientist, farce, adventure, heroic mission, partners, heroes, goofy hero, disorder, cia, robot, surrealism, blood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: new jersey, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 8.2
 575K
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, inspirational, touching, motivational, colourful ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: family, life philosophy, happy ending, coming of age, memory, disney, childhood, joy, imaginary friend, friendship, creativity, dream ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: san francisco, california, usa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Pink Floyd The Wall (1982)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Music, Musical
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A troubled rock star descends into madness in the midst of his physical and social isolation from everyone.
Style: psychedelic, cult film, psychological, adult animation, experimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rock, music, isolation, teacher, police brutality, nightmare, racial slur, wall, childhood, rebellion, dreams, haunted by the past ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 40s, 60s, 70s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.0
 161
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, emotional, serious, touching, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: dysfunctional family, family problems, romance, hopes, immigrants, human spirit, love affair, love and romance, fall in love, misfit, young lovers, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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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, futuristic, exciting, surreal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: androids and robots, escapades, man versus machine, killer robot, imaginary, a.i., robot as menace, giant robot, piloted giant robot, character study, androids, multiple storylines ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.5
 28K
The Red Turtle (2016)
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy
Country: France, Belgium, Japan, Poland, Netherlands, Hungary, UK, Germany, China, Thailand, Italy, Denmark, 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, loneliness, deserted island, raft, sea turtle, survival, isolation, castaway, island, solitude, flood, nature ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, rough, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: sexual dysfunction, racism, virgin, surrealism, marijuana, pinball, sexual frustration, sex, jazz, working class, strong violent content, profanity ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Tokyo Godfathers (2003)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 92 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, feel good, semi serious, sentimental ...
Plot: holiday, christmas, adventure, eccentric family, family relations, life is a bitch, youth, friends, parents and children, suicide attempt, wedding, baby ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Book of Life (2014)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The journey of Manolo, a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart. Before choosing which path to follow, he embarks on an incredible adventure that spans three fantastical worlds where he must ...
Style: exciting, touching, suspenseful, humorous, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: adventure, life & death, imaginary, fall in love, hopes, escapades, true love, destiny, love and romance, imaginary kingdom, bullfighting, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.7
 66K
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, twists and turns, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: surveillance, investigation, villain, mental illness, deception, dreams, scientist, research, human nature, introspection, doctors and patients, psychiatrist ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, army, memory loss, soldier, military, tragic event, guilt, politics, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 80s, contemporary
Place: israel, lebanon, middle east, palestine, beirut lebanon
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%