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List of the best animation movies like Anomalisa (2015): Soul, It's Such a Beautiful Day, World of Tomorrow, Feast, BoJack Horseman Christmas Special: Sabrina's Christmas Wish, Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart, Clannad, Paperman, Corpse Bride, The Congress.

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Markimdb: 8.1
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, adventure, family, family, cartoon, cartoon, short, music
CountryUSA
CharactersMusicians, Family
PlotAdventure, Life after death, Music, Art, Meaning of life
StyleFor children, Popular, Exciting, Soulful, Philosophical

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 develop and gain passions before being transported to a newborn child. Joe must enlist help from the other souls-in-training, like 22, a soul who has spent eons in the You Seminar, in order to get back to Earth.

Markimdb: 8.3
Genrefantasy, comedy, drama, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:02
CharactersImmortals
PlotLoneliness, Death, Mental disorders, Depression, Fate
PlaceHospitals, USA
StylePhilosophical, Atmospheric, Vital signs, Gloomy, Black humor

Bill struggles to put together his shattered psyche, in this feature film version of Don Hertzfeldt's animated short film trilogy.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genrefantastic, comedy, drama, cartoon, short
CountryUSA
Duration01:05
CharactersRobots, Immortals
PlotTime travel, Virtual Reality, Obsession, Loneliness, Death
PlaceUSA
TimeFuture
StylePhilosophical, Atmospheric, Black humor, Psychedelic, Makes me think

A little girl is taken on a mind-bending tour of her distant future.

Markimdb: 8.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, family, cartoon, short
CountryUSA
Duration00:06
CharactersDogs, Family
PlotLove, Life, Friendship, Breakup, Depression
PlaceUSA
StyleRomantic, Light, Cute, Soulful, Smart

This Oscar-winning animated short film tells the story of one man's love life as seen through the eyes of his best friend and dog, Winston, and revealed bite by bite through the meals they share.

Markimdb: 8.7
Genrecomedy, drama, cartoon
CountryUSA
CharactersHorses, Friends, Womanizers
PlotDepression
PlaceUSA
StyleBlack humor

BoJack and Todd watch a very special Christmas episode of "Horsin' Around" to celebrate the holidays.

Markimdb: 7
Genrefantasy, melodrama, drama, musical, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryFrance, Belgium
Duration01:30
CharactersHeroes, Cats, Singers
PlotLove, Adventure, Snow, True love
PlaceTrains
StyleRomantic, Exciting, Atmospheric, Fancy, Gothic

In Scotland 1874, Jack is born on the coldest day ever. Because of the extreme cold, his heart stops beating. The responsible midwife in Edinburgh finds a way to save him by replacing his heart with a clock. So he lives and remains under the midwife's protective care. But he must not get angry or excited because that endangers his life by causing his clock to stop working. Worse than that, when he grows up, he has to face the fact he cannot fall in love because that too could stop his delicate heart.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, cartoon, anime
CountryJapan
Duration01:34
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Musicians, Students, Pupils
PlotLove, Soccer, Magic, Basketball, Cars
PlaceSea, School, Japan
StyleSoulful, Touching, Serious

Tomoya Okazaki is a third year high school student resentful of his life. His mother passed away from a car accident when he was younger, causing his father to resort to alcohol and cigarettes. This results in fights between the two until Tomoya's shoulder is injured in a fight. Since then, Tomoya has had distant relationships with his father, causing him to become a delinquent over time. While on a walk to school, he meets a strange girl named Nagisa Furukawa who is a year older, but is repeating due to illness. Due to this, she is often alone as most of her friends have moved on. The two begin hanging out and slowly, as time goes by, Tomoya finds his life shifting in a new direction. Anime based on a popular visual novel game.

Markimdb: 8.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, family, cartoon, short
CountryUSA
Duration00:07
PlotLove, Loneliness, Fate, Love at first sight
PlaceNew York
StyleRomantic, Twisted plot, To cry, Cute

An urban office worker finds that paper airplanes are instrumental in meeting a girl in ways he never expected.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrefantasy, melodrama, drama, musical, family, cartoon
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:17
CharactersZombie, Brides
PlotWedding, Loneliness, Death, Supernatural, Life after death
PlaceTomb
StyleFascinating, Fancy, Black humor, Gothic

Set in a 19th-century european village, this stop-motion animation feature follows the story of Victor, a young man whisked away to the underworld and wed to a mysterious corpse bride, while his real bride Victoria waits bereft in the land of the living.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrefantastic, drama, cartoon
CountryIsrael, Germany, Poland, Luxembourg, Belgium, France, USA, India
Duration01:58
CharactersDoubles, Actors
PlotMeaning of life
PlaceParallel worlds, USA
TimeFuture
StyleBy books, Philosophical, Atmospheric, Smart, Makes me think

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 Studios, her digital doppelganger will be controlled by the studio, and will star in any film they want, with no restrictions. In return, she receives healthy compensation so she can care for her ailing son. Twenty years later, under the creative vision of the studio’s head animator, Wright’s double rises to immortal stardom. With her contract expiring, she is invited to speak at Miramount's "Futurological Congress". However, a group of terrorists plot an attack on the convention.

Markimdb: 8.2
Genrefantasy, drama, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration02:11
CharactersFamily, Friends, Fathers, Sisters, Girlfriends
PlotLove, Time travel, Superpowers, Wedding, Investigation
PlaceHospitals, USA, Office
StyleExciting, Psychedelic, Touching

After getting into a near fatal car accident, Alma discovers she has a new relationship with time and uses this ability to find out the truth about her father’s death.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrecomedy, drama, cartoon, music, history
CountryAustria, USA
CharactersFamily, Friends
PlotFriendship, Internet, Rivalry
StylePsychological problems, Action, Makes me think

Puppets! Pixels! Anime! Live action! Stock footage! Lumpennerd Johannes Grenzfurthner gives an ideotaining cinematic revue about important political concepts. Everyone is talking about freedom! Privacy! Identity! Resistance! The Market! The Left! But, yikes, Johannes can't tolerate ignorant and topically abusive comments on the "Internet" anymore! Supported by writer Ishan Raval, in this film, Johannes explains, re-evaluates, and sometimes sacrifices political golden calves of discourse. Not to be used with false consciousness or silicone-based lubricant.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, cartoon, crime, biography
CountryPoland, United Kingdom, USA, Luxembourg, Netherlands
Duration02:17
CharactersGeniuses, Snake, Artists, Friends, Fathers
PlotLove, On real events, Fight, Money, Investigation
PlaceVillage, Trains, Paris, London
Time19th century, Summer
StyleSoulful, Fascinating, Makes me think

The film brings the paintings of Vincent van Gogh to life to tell his remarkable story. Every one of the 65,000 frames of the film is an oil-painting hand-painted by 125 professional oil-painters who travelled from all across the world to the Loving Vincent studios in Poland and Greece to be a part of the production. As remarkable as Vincent’s brilliant paintings are his passionate and ill-fated life and mysterious death.

Markimdb: 5
Genrehorror, fantasy, comedy, drama, cartoon
CountryUSA
PlotDeath
StyleAtmospheric, Fancy

Broadcasting through a makeshift network of discarded televisions, this story is tangled up in the aftermath of Los Angeles's worst earthquake nightmare. Travel between screens and aftershocks into the twisted lives of the survived.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, cartoon, biography, history, anime
CountryJapan
Duration02:06
CharactersInventors
PlotLove, On real events, Obsession, Earthquake, Creation
PlaceAircraft, Japan
TimeWorld War II
StyleTo cry, Atmospheric, Touching, Serious, Beautiful landscapes

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.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genremelodrama, drama, cartoon, anime
CountryJapan, China
Duration01:31
CharactersFamily, Models, Sisters
PlotLove, Passion, Friendship, Dreams
PlaceJapan, China
TimeSummer
StyleLight, Cute, Atmospheric, Vital signs

Three different stories of youth set in different cities of China. 1 Shanghai Love. 2 Sunny Breakfast. 3 Small Fashion Show. Directed by Zhenxing Yi, the plot revolves around a young man working in Beijing. He used to live with his grandma in his less developed hometown Hunan. While he is drown in his childhood reminiscence, he receives an unexpected call – Grandma is in critical condition.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
CharactersTeens, Family
PlotMystery, Family life
PlaceSchool
StyleBy books

A young girl turns into an A-List celebrity over night when her private journal is accidently published and becomes a best-seller.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrefantasy, comedy, drama, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration02:22
CharactersTeens, Dinosaurs, Family, Friends, Partners
PlotAdventure, Life, Friendship, Loneliness, Fear
PlaceWild West
StyleExciting, Touching

An epic journey into the world of dinosaurs where an Apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrecomedy, drama, cartoon
CountryCanada, Brazil
CharactersWriters, Twins, Models, Photographers
PlotSkirmishes, Friendship, Internet
PlaceBeach, Night Clubs
StyleFascinating

A multi-dimensional interface between a comic book artist, a novelist, and a film director. Each lives in a separate reality but authors a story about one of the others.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, drama, musical, adventure, family, cartoon, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:15
CharactersFamily, Writers, Friends, Wizards
PlotDancing, Adventure, Rivalry
PlaceParallel worlds
StyleExciting, Epic

The Grimm brothers Wilhelm and Jacob, known for their literary works in the nineteenth century, have their lives dramatized. In the movie they write a family history for a duke which includes reenactments of three of their stories including "The Dancing Princess," "The Cobbler and the Elves" and "The Singing Bone."

Markimdb: 7.2
Genremelodrama, drama, cartoon, crime, music
CountrySpain, United Kingdom, USA
Duration01:34
CharactersLosers, Pianists, Artists
PlotPassion, Music, Success
PlaceNew York
StyleFascinating, Serious

Chico is a young piano player with big dreams. Rita is a beautiful singer with an extraordinary voice. Music and romantic desire unites them, but their journey - in the tradition of the Latin ballad, the bolero - brings heartache and torment.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, family, cartoon, short
CountryUSA
CharactersTeens, Gay
PlotLove, First love, True love
PlaceSchool
StyleRomantic, Cute, Touching

A closeted boy runs the risk of being outed by his own heart after it pops out of his chest to chase down the boy of his dreams.

Markimdb: 8.3
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, cartoon, anime
CountryJapan
CharactersStudents
PlotLove, Time travel, Fate
PlaceSchool
StylePsychological problems, Twisted plot, Touching

In Fujisawa, Sakuta Azusagawa is in his second year of high school. Blissful days with his girlfriend and upperclassman, Mai Sakurajima, are interrupted by the appearance of his first crush, Shoko Makinohara.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, family, cartoon, short
CountryUSA
Duration01:55
CharactersDogs, Family, Friends, Pilots
PlotLove, Dancing, Adventure, Hockey, American Football
PlaceAircraft, School, USA, Small cities
TimeSummer, Winter
StyleCute

Snoopy embarks upon his greatest mission as he and his team take to the skies to pursue their arch-nemesis, while his best pal Charlie Brown begins his own epic quest back home.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrefantasy, melodrama, drama, cartoon
CountryFrance, USA
CharactersDogs, Astronauts
PlotLove, Investigation, Snow
PlaceParty, Metro
StylePsychological problems, Action, Fascinating, Tense

A story of Naoufel, a young man who is in love with Gabrielle. In another part of town, a severed hand escapes from a dissection lab, determined to find its body again.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Australia, France, Republic of Ireland
Duration01:21
CharactersHeroes, Mice, Partners, Frogs
PlotAdventure, Friendship, Loneliness, Rivalry
PlaceEngland
StyleExciting

London high-society mouse, Roddy is flushed down the toilet by Sid, a common sewer rat. Hang on for a madcap adventure deep in the sewer bowels of Ratropolis, where Roddy meets the resourceful Rita, the rodent-hating Toad and his faithful thugs, Spike and Whitey.

Markimdb: 8
Genredrama, documentary, cartoon, detective, military, biography, history
CountryIsrael, France, Germany, USA, Finland, Luxembourg, Belgium, Australia
Duration01:30
CharactersDogs, Jews, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, Political, Lost memory
PlaceIsrael
StyleSoulful, Atmospheric, Heavy, Fancy, Makes me think

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.

Markimdb: 8
Genremelodrama, drama, cartoon, anime
CountryJapan
Duration01:00
CharactersTeens, Wolves, Terminally ill
PlotRelationship, Friendship
PlaceVillage, School, USSR, Japan, Hospitals
StyleRomantic, Light, Soulful, Philosophical, Atmospheric

Spring time in April and the last of the cherry blossoms are still in bloom. The usually aloof bookworm with no interest in others comes across a book in a hospital waiting room. Handwritten on the cover are the words: "Living with Dying." He soon discovers that it is a diary kept by his very popular and genuinely cheerful classmate, Sakura Yamauchi, who reveals to him that she is secretly suffering from a pancreatic illness and only has a limited time left. It is at this moment that she gains just one more person to share her secret. Trying to maintain a normal life as much as possible, Sakura is determined to live her life to the fullest until the very last day. As her free spirit and unpredictable actions throw him for a loop, his heart begins to gradually change.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genreaction, fantasy, comedy, melodrama, adventure, cartoon, short
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Canada, Japan
Duration01:52
CharactersDragons, Musicians, Friends
PlotLove, Adventure, Martial Arts, Fight, Jealousy
PlaceParty, USA
StyleExciting, By comics

Scott Pilgrim is a 23 year old Canadian slacker and wannabe rockstar who falls in love with an American delivery girl, Ramona V. Flowers, and must defeat her seven "evil exes" to be able to date her.

Markimdb: 6
Genrecomedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:23
CharactersFirefighters, Heroes, Family, Friends, Orphans
PlotLove, Adventure, Friendship, Aviation, Death
PlaceAircraft, Hotels, USA
StyleLight

When world-famous air racer Dusty learns that his engine is damaged and he may never race again, he must shift gears and is launched into the world of aerial firefighting. Dusty joins forces with veteran fire and rescue helicopter Blade Ranger and his team, a bunch of all-terrain vehicles known as The Smokejumpers. Together, the fearless team battles a massive wildfire, and Dusty learns what it takes to become a true hero.





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