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20 Best Animation movies like In a Heartbeat (2017)

List of the best animation movies like In a Heartbeat (2017): Soul, Feast, Paperman, Lava, The Peanuts Movie, ReLIFE, Frozen II, The Delivery Boy, What's Opera, Doc?, Bugs in Love.

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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: 8.2
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: 8.3
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, musical, family, cartoon, short, music
CountryUSA
Duration00:07
PlotLove, Volcanoes, Loneliness, Fate, Technology
PlaceIslands, Ocean
StyleRomantic, Light, To cry, Cute, Smart

The story follows the love story of two volcanoes, Uku and Lele. It features a song, "Lava", which is written by Murphy and performed by Kuana Torres Kahele and Napua Greig, who voice the two volcanoes.

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: 7.8
Genrefantastic, comedy, melodrama, cartoon, anime
CountryJapan
CharactersTeens, Scientists, Investigators, Wizards
PlotLove, Friendship, Body exchange, Experiments, Love with age difference
PlaceSchool
StyleRomantic, Light, Touching, By manga

Arata Kaizaki (27) quit the job he landed after graduation in only three months. His life did not go well after that. Now his parents are threatening to stop sending money, and want him to come back to the country. He has no friend or girlfriend to share his troubles with...as he hits rock bottom a strange man named Ryou Yoake appears. He invites Arata to join a societal rehabilitation program for NEETs called ReLife. This program uses a mysterious drug to make him look younger, and sends him back to high school for a year...

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, musical, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA, Norway
Duration02:13
CharactersHorses, Giants, Family, Deer
PlotAdventure, Travel, Magic, Superpowers, Music
PlaceShips, Castle
StyleFor children, Touching

Elsa, Anna, Kristoff and Olaf are going far in the forest to know the truth about an ancient mystery of their kingdom.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama, musical, family, cartoon, short
CountryUSA
Duration00:08

Delivery boy Mickey encounters Minnie washing clothes and singing. He stops for a quick song and dance with her. Meanwhile, Pluto gets tangled up in tar. Mickey sends a beehive flying; it lands on his mule, who kicks Mickey's instrument-filled wagon into the air. He plays a march or two on the piano with Minnie, with many animals playing along.

Markimdb: 8.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, musical, family, cartoon, short
CountryUSA
PlotLove at first sight

Bugs is in drag as the Valkyrie Brunhilde who sits on an overwieght horse. "She" is pursued by Elmer playing the demigod "Siegfried".

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, family, cartoon, short
CountryUSA
Duration00:07

Insects have made a playground/carnival out of castoffs, featuring "ice skating" on mirrors. Two love bugs head off to a more private area. But their fun is interrupted when a crow comes by. He bottles up the male bug and chases the female into her home. The male bug escapes in the nick of time, and another bug notices the battle and rallies the rest of the bugs to attack, which they do, using false teeth, an eggbeater, a mousetrap, castor oil, and other things.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, musical, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:35
CharactersFamily
PlotAdventure, Friendship, Life after death, Love triangle, Mythology
PlaceMexico
TimeHalloween
StyleExciting, Atmospheric, Touching, Disturbing

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 face his greatest fears.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrefantasy, comedy, comedy, adventure, family, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
CharactersMonkeys, Artists, Good people
PlotOn real events, Friendship
PlaceCircus
StyleKind

Ivan is a 400-pound silverback gorilla who shares a communal habitat in a suburban shopping mall with Stella the elephant, Bob the dog, and various other animals. He has few memories of the jungle where he was captured, but when a baby elephant named Ruby arrives, it touches something deep within him. Ruby is recently separated from her family in the wild, which causes him to question his life, where he comes from and where he ultimately wants to be.

Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, family, cartoon, short, music
CountryUSA
Duration00:03

Shrek and his friends enjoy themselves with some Karaoke partying.

Markimdb: 7
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon, short
CountryUSA
Duration00:05
CharactersFamily, Friends
PlotAdventure, Friendship
PlaceScotland
StyleFascinating, Fancy, Touching

A legendary and friendly creature named Nessie lives happily in a small pond with her friend MacQuack, a rubber duck. When a rich developer takes the pond and land surrounding it to build a miniature golf course, Nessie is forced to search for a new home.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama, family, cartoon, short
CountryUSA
Duration00:08
PlotDancing

The title character comes to town, complete with portable boxing ring. He grabs a local chicken and dances with her, inspiring several other barnyard animals to dance. But her rooster takes offense, and enters the ring to do battle.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, musical, family, cartoon, short
CountryUSA
Duration00:07

Mickey heads over to see Minnie, but Pluto won't leave him alone. He gets there and watches through the window, standing on Pluto, while Minnie plays piano. Pluto runs off to chase a cat and leaves Mickey stuck in the window. Minnie has him in, and he dances to her playing. Pluto chases the cat into the house and causes havoc. The chase leads into the piano, where Pluto picks up the player-piano roll as an extended tail, and the destruction continues.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genremelodrama, cartoon, anime
CountryJapan
Duration01:37
CharactersGay, Musicians, Friends
PlotLove, Friendship
PlaceSchool, Japan
StyleRomantic, Psychological problems, Light, Soulful, Fascinating

Rihito Sajo, an honor student with a perfect score on the entrance exam and Hikaru Kusakabe, in a band and popular among girls, would have never crossed paths. Until one day they started talking at the practice for their school’s upcoming chorus festival. After school, the two meet regularly, as Hikaru helps Rihito to improve his singing skills. While they listen to each other’s voice and harmonize, their hearts start to beat together.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama, musical, family, cartoon, short
CountryUSA
Duration00:07

Mickey's friends throw him a surprise birthday party at Minnie's house. The chef brings out the cake (with 2 candles); Mickey manages to blow all the cake onto the chef's face, while the candles stay lit. He unwraps his present: a miniature piano. He plays a duet of I Can't Give You Anything But Love, Baby with Minnie, followed by an instrumental version of The Darktown Strutter's Ball, which everyone dances to (including Mickey and Minnie, while the piano stools keep playing). Mickey then plays There's No Place Like Home on the xylophone, then accompanies Minnie on another piece, after which the xylophone gets frisky and eventually dumps Mickey in the fish bowl.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, musical, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA, Canada, United Kingdom, Singapore, Australia, Thailand
Duration02:28
CharactersHeroes, Family, Elves, Fairies, Mothers
PlotRelationship, Betrayal, True love, Rivalry
StyleExciting

A love potion works its devious charms on fairies, elves and the swamp-dwelling Bog King as they all try to possess the potion for themselves.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama, musical, adventure, family, cartoon, music
CountryUSA, Australia, New Zealand
Duration01:40
CharactersPenguin, Heroes, Family, Friends
PlotAdventure, Music, Friendship
PlaceAntarctica
StyleExciting, Touching

Mumble the penguin has a problem: his son Erik, who is reluctant to dance, encounters The Mighty Sven, a penguin who can fly! Things get worse for Mumble when the world is shaken by powerful forces, causing him to brings together the penguin nations and their allies to set things right.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrecomedy, melodrama, family, cartoon, short
CountryUSA
Duration00:07

Pirate Pete has kidnapped Mickey and Minnie and has them tied up. As Pete prepares to have his way with Minnie, Mickey escapes and gets a swordfish off the wall; a swordfight with Pete ensues. Mickey gets out of the cabin and on deck; he hoists Minnie up onto the mast. Pete summons his crew, and Mickey fights them off with a cannon, shooting pots and pans, a stove, and ultimately a harpoon before winning Minnie and the ship back for good.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrefantastic, action, comedy, musical, adventure, family, cartoon, short
CountryUSA, South Korea, China, Taiwan
Duration01:18
CharactersHeroes, Family
PlotAdventure, Teleportation, Rivalry
PlaceParallel worlds
StyleExciting, Cute

Perry's worst fear comes true when Phineas and Ferb finds out that he is in fact Secret Agent P, but that soon pales in comparison during a trip to the 2nd dimension where Perry finds out that Dr. Doofenshmirtz is truly evil and successful.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon, short
CountryUSA, South Korea, Japan
Duration01:51
CharactersTeens, Family, Friends, Orphans, Parents
PlotAdventure, Friendship, First love
PlaceJungle
StyleLight, Cute

An upcoming two-hour American animated television film split into two parts. Based on Craig Bartlett's Hey Arnold! TV series, it will serve as a sequel to the series finale in which Arnold found his father's journal and read about the life of his scientist parents, including their first meeting, birthing him, and a map showing the route they took to the San Lorenzo before they disappeared.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, family, cartoon, short
CountryGermany
Duration00:15

Bruno is making his way through the city searching for its soul. Driven by his curiosity, a challenging imagination and his wild reflection on reality he is lifting the old dusty curtain on the city's crusted perception.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genreaction, fantasy, comedy, melodrama, drama, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA, Japan
Duration02:26
CharactersAnimals, Dragons, Heroes, Friends, Hunters
PlotLove, Adventure, Abduction, Revenge, Fight
PlaceVillage, Ocean
StyleFor children, Exciting, Cute, Fascinating, Touching

As Hiccup fulfills his dream of creating a peaceful dragon utopia, Toothless’ discovery of an untamed, elusive mate draws the Night Fury away. When danger mounts at home and Hiccup’s reign as village chief is tested, both dragon and rider must make impossible decisions to save their kind.

Markimdb: 5.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryFrance, Canada
Duration02:34
CharactersSnake, Friends
PlotLove, Survival, Dancing, Adventure, Friendship
PlaceDeserts
StyleExciting, Cute, Soulful

A young cobra and his scorpion best friend go on a journey across the Sahara desert to save a new-found love.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, musical, family, western, cartoon, short
CountryUSA
Duration00:07

Mickey walks into the tavern where Minnie is dancing, and begins to dance and play piano himself. Pegleg Pete comes in and treats Minnie badly. Mickey tries to defend her, but Pete steals her away. Mickey, riding Horace Horsecollar, gives chase. He manages to throw Pete off a cliff.

Markimdb: 6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, musical, family, cartoon, short
CountryUSA
Duration00:07

Mickey plays a bluesy tune on a piano on a stage. Minnie sings. Then an unseen band plays while both sing and dance. Mickey then leads the 9-piece band in an uptempo number, with Pluto on trombone, Horace on percussion, and Clarabelle on bass, among others. Mickey steps out for a clarinet solo.

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: 7.1
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, musical, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:37
CharactersAnimals, Cinderella, Family, Blind, Princesses
PlotAdventure, Magic, Music, Dreams
StyleTouching

A waitress, desperate to fulfill her dreams as a restaurant owner, is set on a journey to turn a frog prince back into a human being, but she has to face the same problem after she kisses him.





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