Movies like It's Such a Beautiful Day

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It's Such a Beautiful Day (2012)
 8.3
 9K
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, humorous, thought provoking, gloomy, serious, realistic, dark humor, melancholic, enigmatic ...
Plot: immortality, surrealism, illness, nightmare, divorced parents, hospital, mental illness, hopes, direction and purpose, introspection, mental instability, death of parent, mental health, death of parents, existentialism, life & death, life, death, dreams, loneliness, storytelling, art, destiny, creativity, classical music ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 stylized, surreal, melancholic and atmospheric films with plots about mentor, storytelling, surrealism, catastrophe, dialogue, imagination and loneliness mostly in Animation, Fantasy and Drama genres. Some movies like It's Such a Beautiful Day: Waking Life (2001), Lesson Faust (1994), $9.99 (2008), Glitch in the Grid (2011), Mind Game (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.8
 58K
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: stylized, clever, offbeat, surreal, talky ...
Plot: philosophy, existentialism, nightmare, dream, imagination, human nature, supernatural, daydreamer, bohemian life, encounter, twentysomething life, imaginary ...
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, offbeat, psychological ...
Plot: surrealism, deal with the devil, puppet, philosophy, clay, supernatural ability, devil, redemption, supernatural, map, aging, danger ...
Place: prague, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 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: surreal, humorous, touching, gloomy, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hopes, social misfits, human nature, introspection, society, self discovery, loneliness, suicide, break up, male nudity, angel, piggy bank ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, san francisco, israel, new orleans, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: mind bending, psychological, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Plot: unemployment, cause and meaning, friendship, self discovery, bad trip, twentysomething life, hopes, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, small town, friends, religions or cults ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 7.8
 8K
Mind Game (2004)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, 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, offbeat, touching ...
Plot: self discovery, heaven, imaginary, hopes, adventure, dealing with death, family in danger, danger, supernatural, childhood sweetheart, introspection, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: offbeat, surreal, touching, humorous, atmospheric ...
Plot: redemption, mental illness, family relations, imaginary, hopes, escapades, mental health, depression
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 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: date night, family outing, teens
Plot: parallel world, imaginary, goofy hero, surrealism, hospital, monkey, alternate reality, dreams, organ donation, escapades, danger, disorder ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Institute Benjamenta, or This Dream That One Calls Human Life (1995)
Genre: Animation, Drama
Country: UK, Japan, Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Jakob arrives at the Institute Benjamenta (run by brother and sister Johannes and Lisa Benjamenta) to learn to become a servant. With seven other men, he studies under Lisa: absurd lessons of movement, drawing circles, and servility. He asks for a ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, realistic, suspenseful, gloomy ...
Plot: society, mind game, boarding school life, master and servant, love and romance, siblings relations, crimes, haunted by the past, love triangle, eccentric family, power relations, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, england, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 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, surreal, gloomy, touching, offbeat ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, love affair, hopes, parents and children, immigrants, romance, human spirit, family problems, family relations, love and romance, fall in love, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: serious, atmospheric, psychological, surreal, stylized
Plot: city life, fall in love, introspection, urban, young lovers, artists and showbiz, unfulfilled love, postmodernism, cause and meaning, unfulfillment, romance, love and romance
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 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: surreal, psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful, offbeat ...
Plot: baby, disorder, couples, youth, nosy, family relations, fairy, mischievous children, babies and infants, love and romance, parents and children, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: offbeat, humorous, semi serious, surreal, stylized ...
Plot: couples, wish come true, imaginary, supernatural ability, newlyweds, wedding night, supernatural, married couple, newlywed, surrealism, sex, gore ...
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 8.1
 153K
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, sincere, emotional, stylized, sentimental ...
Plot: loneliness, social misfits, friendship, neighbor, letter, depression, correspondence, mental illness, suffering, young woman, jewish, asperger's syndrome ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: australia, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, offbeat, not serious, funny, satirical ...
Audience: kids
Plot: mayor, bet, trap, monster, wager, imagination, adult humor, parody, religions or cults, disorder, christianity, teleportation ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: stylized, realistic, offbeat, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: actress, actor's life, unfulfilled love, popularity, haunted by the past, glory, director, lifestyle, longing, love and romance, artists and showbiz, lovers apart ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s, 1930s, 1960s, 1940s ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: touching, fairy tale, emotional, compassionate, cerebral ...
Audience: kids
Plot: terminal illness, dark fantasy, monster, childhood, imagination, family, nightmare, bullying, part animation, life & death, truth, boy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion (1997)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 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: boys' night, teens
Plot: mecha, philosophy, loneliness, insanity, violence, youth, apocalypse, rebirth, space wars, chaos and mayhem, a.i., heroic mission ...
Time: 21st century, future, 2010s
Place: tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, futuristic, exciting, surreal, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: androids and robots, anthology, man versus machine, escapades, a.i., imaginary, killer robot, robot as menace, giant robot, piloted giant robot, character study, androids ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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The Art of Happiness (2013)
Genre: Animation, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Sergio driving a taxi in a white Naples overflowing sadness and garbage. Pouring rain leads her clients through the city trying to process the death of his brother, who started ten years earlier for Tibet and never returned. A pop singer, a recycler ...
Style: stylized, gloomy, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: happiness, surrealism, buddhism, taxi driver, life turned upside down, workplace situations, dealing with death, workplace, radio dj, urban, lava, flashback ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, naples italy
⇓ 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: offbeat, humorous, witty, atmospheric, semi serious
Plot: elderly, unfulfillment, couple relations, crumbling marriage, love and romance, hopes, doctors and patients, couples, impossible love, moral dilemma, introspection, aging ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: czech republic
⇓ 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, witty, exciting, offbeat, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mad scientist, robot, blood, surrealism, farce, heroes, goofy hero, heroic mission, adventure, disorder, partners, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: new jersey, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 8.2
 548K
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, touching, inspirational, colourful, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: family, life philosophy, coming of age, imaginary friend, childhood, dream, memory, friendship, happy ending, sadness, anger, joy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: san francisco, usa, california, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: realistic, humorous, semi serious, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: sexual dysfunction, racism, sexual frustration, pinball, sex, marijuana, virgin, surrealism, jazz, working class, social misfits, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, realistic, humorous, emotional, semi serious ...
Plot: christmas, holiday, suicide attempt, baby, alcoholic, friends, eccentric family, youth, society, alcohol abuse, urban, social differences ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.5
 26K
The Red Turtle (2016)
Genre: Animation, 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, deserted island, loneliness, raft, sea turtle, survival, isolation, island, solitude, flood, nature, beach ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.7
 20K
Only Yesterday (1991)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
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, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: countryside, childhood, marriage, folk music, school, twentysomething life, introspection, coming of age, youth, world, urban, unhappy ...
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.7
 182K
Coraline (2009)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When Coraline moves to an old house, she feels bored and neglected by her parents. She finds a hidden door with a bricked up passage. During the night, she crosses the passage and finds a parallel world where everybody has buttons instead of eyes, ...
Style: surreal, gothic, bleak, scary, stylized ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: parallel world, dark fantasy, adventure, danger, parents and children, family, save the day, young heroes, imagination, loneliness, neighbor, secret place ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oregon, usa, michigan, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, humorous, suspenseful, touching, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: adventure, escapades, fall in love, hopes, life & death, true love, destiny, bullfighting, love and romance, imaginary, imaginary kingdom, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 4.9
 19K
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: surreal, stylized, humorous, not serious, witty ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: parallel world, seduction, sex, casino, femme fatale, alternate dimension, cartoonist, law enforcement, supernatural romance, real world, couples, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1945, 1940s, 1990s
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Yellow Submarine (1968)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Musical
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The Blue Meanies take over Pepperland, draining it of all its color and music, firing anti-music missiles, bonking people with green apples, and turning the inhabitants to stone by way of the pointed finger of a giant blue glove. As the only ...
Style: surreal, witty, humorous, psychedelic, colourful ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: music, submarine, the beatles, adventure, fighting the system, surrealism, anti war, invasion, fantasy world, good versus evil, imaginary kingdom, underwater ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: liverpool, england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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