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Polaris (2022)
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Polaris (2022)

Set in 2101, against the harsh backdrop of a subarctic wasteland, Sumi, a human-child raised by Mama Polar Bear, narrowly escapes capture from a brutal Morad hunting party and sets out across the vast winter landscape. When Sumi stumbles across Frozen Girl, an unlikely friendship is forged and toget…her they race ahead of the vindictive hunters towards the only guiding light Sumi knows - the POLARIS star. (Read More)

Subgenre:
futuristic 
Themes:
unlikely friendship wilderness hunting friendship revenge 
Locations:
snow 
Characters:
hunting party female protagonist girl 
Period:
winter 
Story:
polar bear young girl struggle for survival income eco buried polar origin story range brutal nation sustainable support frozen cultural β€¦female location donation premiere young block web human wasteland change kill shame light capture environmental landscape race bear feminism internet fighting running party  (See All)

Balto (1995)
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Balto (1995)

A half-wolf, half-husky named Balto gets a chance to become a hero when an outbreak of diphtheria threatens the children of Nome, Alaska in the winter of 1925. He leads a dog team on a 600-mile trip across the Alaskan wilderness to get medical supplies. The film is based on a true story which inspir…ed the Iditarod dog sled race. (Read More)

Subgenre:
cult film 2d animation 
Themes:
wilderness surrealism prejudice courage 
Locations:
snow hospital train forest boat woods cave storm alaska 
Characters:
girl boyfriend girlfriend relationship doctor children bully self esteem self identity 
Period:
winter 1920s 
Story:
polar bear light race character name in title one word title dog based on true story rescue falling from height lie piano child coffin drowning tree β€¦pop music first of series actor playing multiple roles race against time knocked out cheerleader threat sadness racing rock wolf medicine talking animal disease classical music part animation presumed dead sun fall lying arrogance animal name in title sidekick outcast narrator cartoon dog outsider hot dog unconsciousness blizzard glass sense of smell friends who live together part live action rescue from drowning avalanche cold dog movie biplane trees broken bottle animal that acts human strength footprint goose taunting bandana snowstorm falling off a cliff frozen lake serum boulder pneumonia cold weather chorus howling dog sled boiler room spider web tenor part animated audio flashback furnace unconscious bear attack half breed icicle balladeer northern lights falling over a cliff telegraph spiderweb husky dog dog race dog racing sled dog howl singer offscreen year 1925 mocking right hand man footprints ill child knocked unconcious white wolf cartoon wolf diptheria iditarod illumination wolf dog footprint in the snow nome alaska pawprint  (See All)

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The Revenant (2015)
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The Revenant (2015)

While exploring g uncharted wilderness in 1823, legendary fronjitiersman Hugh Glass sustains injuries from a brutal bear attack. When his hunting team leaves him for dead, Glass must utilize his survival skills to find a way back home while avoiding natives on their own hunt. Grief-stricken and fuel…ed by vengeance, Glass treks through the wintry terrain to track down John Fitzgerald, the former confidant who betrayed and abandoned him. (Read More)

Subgenre:
martial arts suspense revisionist western 
Themes:
wilderness hunting friendship revenge murder death kidnapping rape money betrayal fear drunkenness escape deception nature β€¦brutality paranoia guilt death of wife panic vengeance courage near death experience regret murder of son mother nature  (See All)
Mood:
gore rain breaking the fourth wall 
Locations:
snow bar forest boat woods campfire usa 
Characters:
hunting party father son relationship hostage tough guy warrior action hero native american interracial relationship sniper french self mutilation death of a friend 
Period:
winter 19th century 1820s 
Story:
brutal landscape bear party based on novel nudity blood violence flashback male frontal nudity male rear nudity two word title bare chested male fight knife β€¦chase surprise ending pistol based on true story fire based on book shootout corpse shot to death blood splatter fistfight horse shot in the chest shot in the head rescue battle sword gunfight brawl showdown lie rifle held at gunpoint hand to hand combat sex standing up hallucination river combat shot in the back subjective camera survival foot chase ambush strangulation axe massacre stabbing throat slitting stabbed to death mixed martial arts stabbed in the chest no opening credits dream sequence anti hero bird disarming someone one man army double cross underwater scene search shot in the leg looking at the camera shot in the forehead racial slur on the run one against many danger stabbed in the back spirituality widower character's point of view camera shot lightning opening action scene hanging shot in the shoulder long take pursuit death of son pig neck breaking waterfall shot in the arm subtitled scene arson battlefield captain wolf bow and arrow killing an animal spear wound heavy rain injury loss of friend stabbed in the stomach male bonding hunter beard loss of wife covered in blood rape victim genocide torch rapist animal attack interracial friendship broken leg presumed dead haunted by the past tension severed finger bravery blood on face fight to the death loss of son manhunt stabbed in the head stabbed in the leg safe dark hero bathing disembowelment knife fight healing rainstorm deer tribe loner castration dark past lens flare sexual assault tragic hero severed leg ethnic slur symbolism moral dilemma southern accent horseback riding man crying blood on camera lens suffocation final showdown stabbed in the hand buried alive shot in the neck pistol whip american indian texan arms dealer very little dialogue intolerance gun held to head shot with an arrow young version of character archery stabbed in the arm shot in the eye tavern stretcher mercy killing blizzard swimming underwater finger cut off shot in the hand hanged man shot in the throat shot in the foot archer interracial couple fur coat musket righteous rage sorrow tragic past dead wife avalanche frenchman digging a grave army base determination bilingualism fort hatchet missing daughter flintlock rifle buffalo horse chase fur flintlock pistol snowstorm throat ripping canteen falling off a cliff british actor playing american character trade creek guerilla warfare cold weather left for dead tracker blood on hands crawling gunpowder shooting star scalping tomahawk minimal dialogue broken back grizzly bear hit with a rifle butt bear attack elk dead horse mountain man seeing dead people teenage son drinking water closure wolf pack mauling stomach animal bite altruism bison killing a horse nude man murdered raw meat snowy landscape starting a fire horse jumping native american attack gangrene trapper bear cub rapids injured leg coitus interruptus animal skull visceral hands up nursing back to health regaining consciousness eating raw meat man versus nature widowed father left to die male star appears nude animal carcass crow indian interracial rape manifest destiny sneak attack blackfoot indian willpower animal companion helping others back scar cauterizing a wound gutting coping pillaging trembling reflection on life fur trapper man carrying a man sweat lodge traumatic past safe robbery stolen horse bearskin building a shelter injured hand sleeping in the nude comanche tribe eating raw fish frontiersman laceration loosely based on a true story pawnee indian  (See All)

The Golden Compass (2007)
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The Golden Compass (2007)

It was no ordinary life for a young girl: living among scholars in the hallowed halls of Jordan College and tearing unsupervised through Oxford's motley streets on mad quests for adventure. But Lyra's greatest adventure would begin closer to home, the day she heard hushed talk of an extraordinary pa…rticle. Microscopic in size, the magical dust--discovered in the vast Arctic expanse of the North--was rumored to possess profound properties that could unite whole universes. But there were those who feared the particle and would stop at nothing to destroy it. Catapulted into the heart of a terrible struggle, Lyra was forced to seek aid from clans, 'gyptians, and formidable armored bears. And as she journeyed into unbelievable danger, she had not the faintest clue that she alone was destined to win, or to lose, this more-than-mortal battle... (Read More)

Subgenre:
epic 
Themes:
friendship surrealism kidnapping drinking drunkenness escape abduction courage environment missing child 
Locations:
forest boat london england sea ship rooftop laboratory airship 
Characters:
female protagonist girl mother son relationship father daughter relationship mother daughter relationship friend children tattoo boy witch uncle niece relationship 
Story:
polar bear young girl young bear running based on novel violence dog explosion knife chase pistol fire voice over narration horse β€¦rescue cat drink battle sword letter shooting rifle college robot demon color in title orphan wine candle strangulation mountain bridge map snake no opening credits bird animal child in peril fictional war controversy king search necklace transformation curse binoculars poison mission storytelling rabbit ring pursuit neck breaking first part cabin subtitled scene monkey strong female character surgery experiment ice eavesdropping wolf fireplace bow and arrow flying spear talking animal cage quest mouse blockbuster skull strong female lead street life clock full moon whiskey adventurer child's point of view crossbow fight to the death intrigue child protagonist prophecy soul alternate reality armor global warming owl closet hiding in a closet gate scheme alarm arctic shot with an arrow archery climbing through a window fantasy world metamorphosis female hero hot air balloon desk shape shifter parallel universe magnifying glass glacier barrel chosen one immolation lifting person in air hawk voyage compass throne surgical operation north pole dust sled lord leopard overheard conversation egyptian mother son reunion hourglass iceberg villainess played by lead actress falcon caught in a net dog sled talking cat watchtower zeppelin heresy oxford university aviator fly the insect falling over a cliff disobedience brushing hair chasm praying mantis hiding under a table steamship sea voyage chain mail raptor animal skull goblet fjord child thief collapsing bridge sight talking bear paddlewheel boat fate of the universe falling down a mountain ice axe snow leopard based on cult book shoulder bag flying witch ice bear spirit animal  (See All)

Ponyo (2008) is one of the best movies like Polaris (2022)
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Ponyo (2008)

The son of a sailor, 5-year old Sosuke lives a quiet life on an oceanside cliff with his mother Lisa. One fateful day, he finds a beautiful goldfish trapped in a bottle on the beach and upon rescuing her, names her Ponyo. But she is no ordinary goldfish. The daughter of a masterful wizard and a sea …goddess, Ponyo uses her father's magic to transform herself into a young girl and quickly falls in love with Sosuke, but the use of such powerful sorcery causes a dangerous imbalance in the world. As the moon steadily draws nearer to the earth and Ponyo's father sends the ocean's mighty waves to find his daughter, the two children embark on an adventure of a lifetime to save the world and fulfill Ponyo's dreams of becoming human. (Read More)

Subgenre:
disaster film disaster movie 
Themes:
friendship love magic 
Mood:
anime myth 
Locations:
beach small town boat sea ship ocean earth fishing boat fishing town 
Characters:
girl family relationships father son relationship mother son relationship father daughter relationship mother daughter relationship children boy sister sister relationship mother daughter father mermaid in love 
Story:
young girl young human character name in title one word title fish underwater scene princess transformation magical realism moon lifting someone into the air blockbuster flood trapped β€¦reconciliation son power outage wizard seaside cliff sailor reckless driving harbor local blockbuster senior citizen retirement home sorcerer tsunami lifting person in air magic spell flooding jellyfish magical power honey generator ham radio overprotective father tidal wave pre school sea captain morse code running away from home save the world seaside town 5 year old the moon toy boat five year old children adventure test of love youth restored breaking free senior center loss of power prehistoric fish ramen noodles becoming human wanting to be human  (See All)

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A Lonely Place To Die (2011)
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A Lonely Place To Die (2011)

A group of five mountaineers are hiking and climbing in the Scottish Highlands when they discover a young Serbian girl buried in a small chamber in the wilderness. They become caught up in a terrifying game of cat and mouse with the kidnappers as they try to get the girl to safety.

Themes:
wilderness murder kidnapping 
Locations:
kitchen police station 
Characters:
girl little girl sniper 
Story:
young girl buried young male frontal nudity shootout slow motion scene cat falling from height male pubic hair shot in the back f word survival child in peril police officer killed β€¦five word title scene during end credits die hard scenario profanity fireworks game group of friends mouse festival ransom scotland male objectification hiking climbing dying man fall from height kidnapper hiding under a bed house fire cat and mouse poacher burning house thick accent volvo torturer kidnapped girl starving child mountaineer mountaineering scottish highlands pig mask pushed from height banging on a door slow motion violence group of five thrown through window  (See All)

Winter Sleep (2014)
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Winter Sleep (2014)

Aydin, a former actor, runs a small hotel in central Anatolia with his young wife Nihal with whom he has a stormy relationship and his sister Necla who is suffering from her recent divorce. In winter as the snow begins to fall, the hotel turns into a shelter but also an inescapable place that fuels …their animosities... (Read More)

Themes:
hunting money drunkenness divorce dysfunctional family humiliation 
Locations:
snow hotel rural setting train station school teacher 
Characters:
husband wife relationship brother sister relationship actor writer little boy japanese comedian dysfunctional relationship writing a book 
Period:
winter year 2013 
Story:
donation young two word title horse written by director vomiting argument ex convict reference to william shakespeare sister tea tourist retirement charity β€¦pride snowing landlord turkey the country boredom dead animal money problems broken window tenant season in title lack of money shot snowstorm voice over inner thoughts criticism husband wife conflict pneumonia breaking a car window burning money pack of money dysfunctional couple hotel owner hare wild horse father hits son young wife landlord tenant relationship divorced woman theater actor japanese tourist anatolia contempt killing a rabbit quoting shakespeare throwing a stone at a window brother sister quarrel broken car window late rent older husband younger wife relationship cave dweller shakespearean quote throwing a stone reference to omar sharif retired actor dead hare shakespeare's antony and cleopatra  (See All)

When Marnie Was There (2014)
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When Marnie Was There (2014)

A young girl is sent to the country for health reasons, where she meets an unlikely friend in the form of Marnie, a young girl with flowing blonde hair. As the friendship unravels it is possible that Marnie has closer ties to the protagonist than we might expect.

Themes:
friendship illness 
Mood:
anime 
Locations:
boat 
Characters:
girl teenage girl 
Story:
young girl young character name in title based on novel flashback photograph surprise ending dream island orphan mansion drawing diary countryside grandmother β€¦rowboat adolescent 12 year old asthma imaginary friend adopted child reception adolescent girl hokkaido adopted girl personal diary abandoned mansion  (See All)

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Mirror Mirror (2012) is one of the best movies like Polaris (2022)
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Mirror Mirror (2012)

After a beloved King vanishes, his ruthless wife seizes control of the kingdom and keeps her beautiful 18-year-old stepdaughter, Snow White, hidden away in the palace. But when the princess attracts the attention of a charming and wealthy visiting prince, the jealous Queen banishes the girl to a nea…rby forest. Taken in by a band of rebellious but kindhearted dwarfs, Snow White blossoms into a brave young woman determined to save her country from the Queen. With the support of her new friends, she roars into action to reclaim her birthright and win back her Prince in this magical adventure comedy that will capture the hearts and imaginations of audiences the world over. (Read More)

Subgenre:
fairy tale based on fairy tale 
Themes:
friendship marriage jealousy escape dance deception magic robbery 
Locations:
snow forest woods lake castle town 
Characters:
female protagonist girl witch stepmother stepdaughter relationship evil witch 
Story:
support young capture party f rated character name in title two word title bare chested male kiss title spoken by character chase horse mirror remake sword β€¦birthday good versus evil sword fight disguise no opening credits bird king princess training attempted murder danger puppet key scene during end credits bare chested male bondage queen prince strong female character chess repetition in title royalty witchcraft villainess strong female lead apple dwarf butcher kingdom puppy black magic dagger spell insecurity female fighter cockroach stepmother crown rumor beast 18 year old hanging upside down scorpion heiress hiding under a bed financial problem canceled wedding hung upside down banishment pendant song and dance baron gala magical potion disobeying orders leech hands tied behind back snow white evil queen tax magical mirror evil plot mirror does not reflect reality 18th birthday evil stepmother woman fights man talking to mirror dark power tax collector poison apple turned into an animal wicked witch song during credits seven dwarves under a spell enchantress half naked man orders to kill decree human chessboard  (See All)

Storks (2016)
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Storks (2016)

Storks deliver babies...or at least they used to. Now they deliver packages for global internet giant Cornerstore.com. Junior, the company's top delivery stork, is about to be promoted when he accidentally activates the Baby Making Machine, producing an adorable and wholly unauthorized baby girl. De…sperate to deliver this bundle of trouble before the boss gets wise, Junior and his friend Tulip, the only human on Stork Mountain, race to make their first-ever baby drop - in a wild and revealing journey that could make more than one family whole and restore the storks' true mission in the world. (Read More)

Subgenre:
cgi animation 
Themes:
revenge loneliness 
Locations:
helicopter boat japan submarine 
Characters:
female protagonist girl father son relationship police mother son relationship african american teenage girl police officer policeman baby thief villain baby girl mysterious villain baby crying β€¦baby daughter  (See All)
Period:
2010s 
Story:
polar bear human race internet flashback chase surprise ending fire crying secret good versus evil new york disguise bridge no opening credits β€¦transformation factory manipulation glasses tied up chicken golf wolf flying talking animal boss imagination anthropomorphic animal falling to death plane heart title at the end sauna note pigeon flight rocket store golf club penguin machine no title at beginning helicopter crash falling glass african american woman male protagonist forgery realtor tie ceo baseball stadium tragic villain workaholic young boy executive african american man fired neglected child flamingo baboon falling down pelican talking bird baby bottle suspension bridge stork playing golf push button antagonist angry boss emu homing pigeon robin warner bros anthropomorphic bird anthropomorphic bear anthropomorphic rabbit villainy male antagonist talking bear animal villain talking monkey tooth falling out canada goose view in sideview mirror baby powder corner store flying wing babies delivery stork nothing happened talking rabbit talking wolf uvula  (See All)

The Fox And The Hound (1981)
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The Fox And The Hound (1981)

When an adopted fox and a to-be hunting hound become inspepearable friends as pups, their friendship grows stronger every day in their "childhood." But as they grow older, they grow farther and farther apart, to the day when the two old comrades bond is put the ultimate test.

Subgenre:
tragedy 2d animation disney 
Themes:
hunting revenge friendship death love loneliness death of mother prejudice 
Mood:
rain 
Locations:
snow forest woods farm canada 
Characters:
mother son relationship baby 
Period:
winter 1960s summer 
Story:
bear running dog gun chase fire based on book animal in title orphan fish animal old woman tree first part cabin β€¦chicken waterfall cow hate talking animal hunter blockbuster broken leg imagination reconciliation thunderstorm rival butterfly fall growing up puppy owl animal name in title yelling fox cartoon dog fable caretaker spring dog movie animal that acts human bromance caterpillar hit by a train rotoscoping castle thunder audio flashback badger pleading bear attack spiderweb porcupine woodpecker fox hunt hound cartoon fox ford model t telephone pole  (See All)

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Lars And The Real Girl (2007)
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Lars And The Real Girl (2007)

In this comedy, Lars Lindstrom is an awkwardly shy young man in a small northern town who finally brings home the girl of his dreams to his brother and sister-in-law's home. The only problem is that she's not real - she's a sex doll Lars ordered off the Internet. But sex is not what Lars has in mind…, but rather a deep, meaningful relationship. His sister-in-law is worried for him, his brother thinks he's nuts, but eventually the entire town goes along with his delusion in support of this sweet natured boy that they've always loved. (Read More)

Subgenre:
coming of age black comedy dark comedy 
Themes:
friendship death jealousy pregnancy drinking fear funeral loneliness guilt grief mental illness dying death in childbirth 
Locations:
snow hospital restaurant church cemetery small town bathtub rural setting wheelchair lake office office party 
Characters:
girl family relationships husband wife relationship father son relationship boyfriend girlfriend relationship doctor singer brother brother relationship dancer priest love triangle brother in law sister in law relationship 
Period:
winter 
Story:
support young internet party character name in title dancing photograph singing telephone call song food computer drink cafe neighbor β€¦flashlight ambulance eating dinner bath graveyard marriage proposal flash forward grave doll reading flowers isolation garage record player psychologist teddy bear rejection anxiety headphones co worker delusion first kiss choir snowing bowling growing up dead mother brushing teeth siren earphones handshake shyness website physician tombstone bowling alley reverend responsibility noose tolerance wake gravestone treehouse hymn vending machine schizophrenic scrabble blanket church service chopping wood emergency sex doll 911 phonograph record doctor's office action figure introvert counseling church choir anxiety attack lutheran artificial respiration spring the season mother dies in childbirth mail order child like inept loss of confidence aphephobia growing pains imaginary girlfriend in love with an inanimate object lifesize doll community support  (See All)

Frozen (2013) is one of the best movies like Polaris (2022)
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Frozen (2013)

Anna, a fearless optimist, sets off on an epic journey - teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff and his loyal reindeer Sven - to find her sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious… snowman named Olaf, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom. From the outside Anna's sister, Elsa looks poised, regal and reserved, but in reality, she lives in fear as she wrestles with a mighty secret-she was born with the power to create ice and snow. It's a beautiful ability, but also extremely dangerous. Haunted by the moment her magic nearly killed her younger sister Anna, Elsa has isolated herself, spending every waking minute trying to suppress her growing powers. Her mounting emotions trigger the magic, accidentally setting off an eternal winter that she can't stop. She fears she's becoming a monster and that no one, not even her sister, can help her. (Read More)

Subgenre:
cult film fairy tale computer animation cgi animation 3d animation disney based on fairy tale disney animated cgi musical disney animated cgi musical film 
Themes:
friendship love betrayal monster deception magic supernatural power courage self sacrifice near death experience cheating death 
Locations:
snow woods castle storm at sea 
Characters:
female protagonist girl sister sister relationship 
Period:
winter 
Story:
frozen race f rated one word title title spoken by character singing title directed by female book orphan mountain false accusation narration journey princess marriage proposal β€¦curse horse riding isolation first part sacrifice queen prince sister ice traitor wolf heroine barn blockbuster fate anthropomorphism 3 dimensional despair scene after end credits cartoon dungeon shadow cliff kingdom surprise after end credits lighthouse happy ending store triple f rated gloves shipwreck treason comic relief true love falling into water infatuation hand over mouth cabin in the woods female hero reindeer troll saw disembodied head famous score orchestral music score bechdel test passed snowman cold carrot death of parents delivery man based on children's book villain arrested water fountain ballroom dancing magical power lasso suit of armor shopkeeper x men coronation sleigh looking through a keyhole troubled production hans christian andersen aurora borealis wolf pack woman director mountain climber frozen alive siblings living together ice block chained woman disney princess fjord woodsman sister love trading post male antagonist opening credits no narration pursued by wolves visual pun anthropomorphic snowman disney animated musical cinematic universe disney animated musical universe sceptre barque buried in snow deceiver hopeless romantic  (See All)

Brave (2012)
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Brave (2012)

Set in Scotland in a rugged and mythical time, "Brave" features Merida, an aspiring archer and impetuous daughter of royalty. Merida makes a reckless choice that unleashes unintended peril and forces her to spring into action to set things right.

Subgenre:
coming of age computer animation slapstick comedy cgi animation 
Themes:
revenge marriage ghost escape deception magic redemption 
Locations:
snow forest boat village woods ship castle 
Characters:
hunting party female protagonist girl family relationships husband wife relationship father son relationship mother son relationship father daughter relationship teenager mother daughter relationship brother brother relationship brother sister relationship teenage girl tough guy warrior β€¦maid witch  (See All)
Story:
bear feminism female nudity f rated one word title flashback male rear nudity dog dancing title spoken by character knife chase surprise ending voice over narration title directed by female β€¦shot to death horse shot in the chest rescue slow motion scene punched in the face sword bare butt showdown birthday river swimming good versus evil foot chase sword fight ambush axe montage fish no opening credits king princess necklace transformation on the run training flash forward legend curse character repeating someone else's dialogue prologue screaming key race against time tough girl lightning prank contest chicken waterfall shot in the arm queen prince strong female character chess destiny falling down stairs spirit fireplace teen angst bow and arrow spear heavy rain looking at oneself in a mirror cake buttocks rebel sheep strong female lead torch fate animal attack apple female warrior shield target practice bravery scotland 3 dimensional rowboat scene after end credits punched in the chest medieval times pride aerial shot shadow rainstorm knife throwing kingdom wish arrow black magic sign language crow horseback riding triple f rated hit in the face birthday present stuffed animal strongman shot with an arrow young version of character archery crown domineering mother female hero mooning macguffin stable fight the system heir archer bechdel test passed bow bagpipes animal killing banquet rock climbing magic spell teenage hero throne hide and seek medieval suitor scottish accent broom scot clothes ripping human becoming an animal lord harp tracker rebellious daughter ruin wood carving invisible spit take clan spear throwing teenage rebellion matriarchy tracking one legged man rider horse relationship wooden leg music lesson tug of war scottish highlands triplets cauldron girl horse relationship axe throwing thrown from a horse bareback riding redheaded girl cub riding bareback 10th century irish wolfhound tapestry peg leg celt disney princess evil spell lute female horse rider female archer betrothal playing bagpipes bullseye haggis animal becomes human girl riding a horse will o' the wisp fiery redhead work horse drumstick refusing to believe highland games menhir  (See All)

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L'auberge Espagnole (2002)
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L'auberge Espagnole (2002)

As part of a job that he is promised, Xavier, an economics student in his twenties, signs on to a European exchange program in order to gain working knowledge of the Spanish language. Promising that they'll remain close, he says farewell to his loving girlfriend, then heads to Barcelona. Following h…is arrival, Xavier is soon thrust into a cultural melting pot when he moves into an apartment full of international students. An Italian, an English girl, a boy from Denmark, a young girl from Belgium, a German and a girl from Tarragona all join him in a series of adventures that serve as an initiation to life. (Read More)

Subgenre:
coming of age black comedy 
Themes:
friendship infidelity adultery lesbianism drunkenness extramarital affair travel unfaithfulness prejudice 
Locations:
airplane paris france apartment spain 
Characters:
girl father son relationship friend boyfriend girlfriend relationship teenage boy student lust french 
Story:
young girl cultural young party male nudity male rear nudity kiss lesbian kiss underwear undressing sex in bed bare butt vomiting lingerie β€¦bed scantily clad female roommate spanking black panties female removes her clothes split screen cheating wife twenty something dysfunctional marriage hippie spanish unfaithful wife time lapse photography english trip fast motion scene adulterous wife bureaucracy stereotype economy thong panties language inn man wearing glasses barcelona spain studying housemate exchange student surrogate family cultural diversity economist catalan  (See All)

Brother Bear (2003)
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Brother Bear (2003)

Kenai, a man who resents bears after a fight with one kills his older brother, is turned into a bear so he can see life from a different perspective. He is visited by the spirit of his older brother, and is told that, if he wishes to be changed back into a human, he must travel to the place where th…e lights touch the Earth, in other words, the Northern Lights. Fueled by hope, Kenai sets off on his long journey, and, along the way, encounters a younger bear, Koda, who is a chatterbox and a fun-loving spirit; Koda is trying to find his way back to his home, the Salmon Run, which, coincidentally, is right next to where the lights touch the Earth. Koda and Kenai team up, but are hunted by Kenai's other brother, Denahi, who fears that the bear has killed Kenai as well. Along the way, the two bears meet other friends, including two moose, some rams, and some mammoths, with whom they hitch a ride. However, Kenai discovers that he likes being a bear, and realizes that humans aren't only afraid of bears; through Koda's eyes, the humans are the monsters, with their long spears. With a whole new view on life, Kenai makes a decision that will change his world forever. (Read More)

Subgenre:
martial arts coming of age disney 
Themes:
hunting revenge death magic redemption forgiveness self sacrifice 
Mood:
satire 
Locations:
snow forest village alaska 
Characters:
brother brother relationship teenage boy native american 
Story:
human change bear fight knife surprise ending battle showdown animal in title survival orphan mountain no opening credits transformation duel β€¦karate spirituality lightning first part spirit talking animal scene after end credits title at the end loss of brother surprise after end credits social issues ceremony metaphor comic relief hunt shaman prehistoric times brotherhood glacier human becoming an animal moose prehistory salmon inuit ice age grizzly bear bear attack mammal aurora borealis geyser class distinction mammoth disobedience stabbed with a spear bear cub cultural misunderstanding tribal chief social conflict native american tribe primitive art mountain goat prehistoric art prehistoric painting  (See All)

The Frozen Ground (2013) is one of the best movies like Polaris (2022)
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The Frozen Ground (2013)

Alaska Trooper Jack Holcombe believes Robert Hansen is a serial killer who abducts young girls, tortures and sexually assaults them, then kills them. But Holcombe doesn't have enough evidence to get a search warrant for Hansen's premises. Holcombe knows that one victim, Cyndy Paulsen, somehow surviv…ed, so he decides to seek her help, but he finds that she's now a junkie with trust issues. Holcombe has to earn her trust; meanwhile, Hansen is still hunting and killing girls. (Read More)

Themes:
hunting murder death kidnapping drugs rape escape rape and murder 
Mood:
car chase 
Locations:
snow helicopter strip club alaska 
Characters:
husband wife relationship prostitute serial killer hitman pimp 
Period:
winter year 1983 
Story:
frozen young gun based on true story held at gunpoint interrogation handcuffs stripper woman weapon man with glasses confession american flag witness runaway β€¦what happened to epilogue caught having sex rape victim drug overdose manhunt junkie trophy black bra and panties true crime young woman spreadeagle bakery held captive handcuffed sole black character dies cliche contract killer pole dancer woman smoker trapdoor zippo lighter ends with biographical notes woman wearing black lingerie troubled teen serial rapist moose chihuahua mobile home handcuffed woman off screen rape speech impediment bell 206 jet ranger helicopter homicide detective elk woman wearing a thong pole dance ends with historical notes grave site carbine human hunting a human lighting a cigarette for a woman dough stolen jewelry ends with dedication state flag trooper ice skating rink mounted animal head anchorage alaska confession to murder hunting trophy smoking crack disbelieving authority playing dumb  (See All)

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Tokyo Godfathers (2003)
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Tokyo Godfathers (2003)

Christmas in Tokyo, Japan. Three homeless friends: a young girl, a transvestite, and a middle-aged bum. While foraging through some trash, they find an abandoned newborn. Hana, the transvestite with delusions of being a mother, convinces the others to keep it overnight. The next day, using a key fou…nd with the baby, they start tracking down the parents, with many adventures along the way. (Read More)

Subgenre:
black comedy dark comedy 
Themes:
surrealism christmas wedding gangster alcoholism transgender homelessness 
Mood:
anime car chase 
Locations:
snow hospital cemetery city 
Characters:
girl family relationships baby alcoholic hispanic 
Story:
young girl young bare breasts flashback nipples dream orphan suicide attempt search queen runaway holiday transvestite identity drag queen β€¦tokyo japan homeless nipple christmas eve yakuza mugging runaway teen foundling middle aged homeless people runaway girl father child reunion  (See All)

Castle In The Sky (1986)
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Castle In The Sky (1986)

A young boy stumbles into a mysterious girl who floats down from the sky. The girl, Sheeta, was chased by pirates, army and government secret agents. In saving her life, they begin a high flying adventure that goes through all sorts of flying machines, eventually searching for Sheeta's identity in a… floating castle of a lost civilization. (Read More)

Subgenre:
cult film suspense steampunk 
Themes:
friendship surrealism kidnapping escape magic military 
Mood:
anime 
Locations:
airplane farm castle storm tunnel airship 
Characters:
girl mother son relationship boy soldier little girl little boy villain 
Story:
young capture race flashback chase pistol fistfight rescue battle falling from height interrogation robot orphan army search β€¦princess on the run tree legend reunion tied up general secret agent chess pirate grenade flying ladder colonel mine laughing family secret government agent pigeon flight levitation stone megalomaniac cloud crystal wales miner pigtails young boy jewel thief pendant floating wearing sunglasses inside multiple english dubs freight train jewel theft train wreck gun fight mining town ancient civilization glider shogun mineral lost civilization magical stone female pirate car on train tracks industrial revolution floating city feeding pigeons mysterious object blue sky frying an egg falling from the sky feeding birds lost continent carrying a girl lost technology  (See All)

Winter's Tale (2014)
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Winter's Tale (2014)

New York City is subsumed in arctic winds, dark nights, and white lights, its life unfolds, for it is an extraordinary hive of the imagination, the greatest house ever built, and nothing exists that can check its vitality. One night in winter, Peter Lake ('Colin Farrell (I)' (qv)), orphan and master…-mechanic, attempts to rob a fortress-like mansion on the Upper West Side. Though he thinks the house is empty, the daughter of the house is home. Thus begins the love between Peter, an Irish burglar in his early 20's, and Beverly Penn ('Jessica Brown Findlay' (qv)), a young girl, who is dying. (Read More)

Themes:
amnesia 
Locations:
cemetery train station 
Characters:
girl thief 
Period:
winter 19th century year 2014 
Story:
young girl young based on novel bare chested male written by director magical realism dead woman burglar miracle dead woman with eyes open playing piano stethoscope fever seizure facial scar β€¦tuberculosis death of lover ballroom dancing horse chase cityscape newspaper editor jumping off a cliff white horse hearing falling through ice furnace grand central station manhattan new york city model ship riding bareback two on a horse black and white photograph frost dead woman carried derby flying horse men hugging new york cityscape spirit guide red haired woman year 1895 horse jumping a fence fire in a 55 gallon drum  (See All)

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Oliver & Company (1988)

Inspired by Charles Dickens' "Oliver Twist". A homeless kitten named Oliver, roams the streets of New York, where he is taken in by a gang of homeless mutts who survive by stealing from others. During one of these criminal acts, Oliver meets a wealthy young girl named Jenny Foxworth. This meeting wi…ll forever change his life. (Read More)

Subgenre:
2d animation disney 
Themes:
kidnapping psychopath 
Mood:
night 
Locations:
new york city motorcycle boat urban setting city 
Characters:
girl villain 
Period:
1980s 
Story:
young girl young change character name in title based on novel dog cat birthday criminal swimming subway no opening credits underwater scene drowning attempted murder β€¦smoking ampersand in title talking animal blockbuster visit thunderstorm opening a door male name in title loan shark male protagonist friends who live together part computer animation hobo talking dog dog movie bulldog hit by a train poodle chihuahua talking cat great dane animal protagonist maturity stealing food wharf petty thief terrier doberman pinscher hudson bay  (See All)

The Hunger Games (2012)
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The Hunger Games (2012)

In a dystopian future, the totalitarian nation of Panem is divided into 12 districts and the Capitol. Each year two young representatives from each district are selected by lottery to participate in The Hunger Games. Part entertainment, rutal retribution for a past rebellion, the televised games are… broadcast throughout Panem. The 24 participants are forced to eliminate their competitors while the citizens of Panem are required to watch. When 16-year-old Katniss' young sister, Prim, is selected as District 12's female representative, Katniss volunteers to take her place. She and her male counterpart, Peeta, are pitted against bigger, stronger representatives, some of whom have trained for this their whole lives. (Read More)

Subgenre:
martial arts cult film post apocalypse dystopia teen movie 
Themes:
hunting revenge friendship murder death drugs escape monster loneliness unrequited love blindness cheating 
Mood:
rain nightmare 
Locations:
train forest woods kitchen cave tunnel 
Characters:
female protagonist teenager mother daughter relationship boy teenage girl teenage boy teacher sister sister relationship reference to god alcoholic teacher student relationship killer dog death of a boy death of a girl 
Period:
future 
Story:
nation female young capture f rated based on novel blood violence flashback dog kiss fight cigarette smoking photograph title spoken by character β€¦explosion knife chase three word title telephone call fire crying cell phone beating dream corpse fistfight food machine gun cat camera battle brawl falling from height shooting painting vomiting held at gunpoint tears hand to hand combat dead body hallucination river competition television survival flashlight candle sword fight strangulation axe massacre stabbing death of friend throat slitting mixed martial arts suicide attempt weapon map child disarming someone drawing child in peril creature femme fatale necklace gunshot training one against many binoculars beaten to death person on fire poison umbrella tough girl president pursuit tragic event neck breaking trap first part threatened with a knife flower sleeping class differences trust strong female character riot rope game bow and arrow medicine killing an animal spear mass murder machete propaganda survivor blockbuster wristwatch crush strong female lead teenage protagonist tournament action heroine animal attack mexican standoff social commentary apple gas mask guard promise switchblade target practice crossbow fight to the death 3 dimensional mute despair mentor cigarette lighter dead child knife fight hologram murder of a child bulletproof vest knife throwing dead boy arrow wilhelm scream dead girl bandage lottery fireball makeover megalomaniac tween girl archery tv reporter flask drunkard hunt 16 year old mercy killing arena drugged female hero cookie train ride mushroom bleeding volunteer luck fight the system climbing a tree miner escort gladiator facial scar bechdel test passed fictional reality show heroic bloodshed victory one woman army dog attack force field loudspeaker starving compass secret love teenage hero leg wound shot with a bow and arrow totalitarianism landmine bloody body of a child glamour axe fight screenplay adapted by author political repression contestant most dangerous game child murderer fictional tv show giant creature wasp based on young adult novel child murders a child washing hair suicide pact game of death live television pesticide spear throwing sponsor alliance bullhorn chariot minefield child suicide gin raffle pin last man standing closing eyes of dead person berry stylist death by poison neo fascism human hunting a human futuristic train lying in wait child strangling shivering mining accident roasted pig swarm of bees child killed by animal female archer death stare female gladiator game of survival lovebird calesthenics mine explosion dead child with eyes open self survival leg cut hunter and the hunted monitoring device teen in peril  (See All)

Southland Tales (2006)
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Southland Tales (2006)

Southland Tales is an ensemble piece set in the futuristic landscape of Los Angeles on July 4, 2008, as it stands on the brink of social, economic and environmental disaster. Boxer Santaros is an action star who's stricken with amnesia. His life intertwines with Krysta Now, an adult film star develo…ping her own reality television project, and Ronald Taverner, a Hermosa Beach police officer who holds the key to a vast conspiracy. (Read More)

Subgenre:
futuristic independent film music video cult film black comedy experimental film conspiracy absurdism dystopia cyberpunk allegory alternate history christ allegory dystopian future future noir 
Themes:
friendship murder death surrealism suicide kidnapping drugs betrayal politics pregnancy drinking fear escape dance deception β€¦military memory extramarital affair corruption brutality terrorism paranoia blackmail time travel drug use surveillance panic apocalypse abortion amnesia forgiveness self sacrifice police brutality police corruption  (See All)
Mood:
gore satire rain neo noir ambiguous ending 
Locations:
bar beach church helicopter los angeles california desert elevator police car office outer space ocean texas car fire 
Characters:
girl husband wife relationship police mother son relationship father daughter relationship african american tattoo singer brother brother relationship boy soldier police officer policeman dancer actor β€¦hostage interracial relationship christianity japanese bible sniper film director police shootout sniper rifle pimp parent child relationship  (See All)
Period:
2000s future near future year 2008 year 2005 
Story:
light environmental landscape internet party blood violence sequel flashback dog two word title bare chested male gun kiss β€¦fight cigarette smoking dancing explosion singing knife chase surprise ending pistol telephone call fire voice over narration cell phone song shootout beating dream corpse shot to death blood splatter fistfight testicles machine gun car accident mirror shot in the chest shot in the head shotgun slow motion scene punched in the face watching tv computer written by director drink gunfight brawl falling from height shooting book vomiting rifle held at gunpoint beer sunglasses place name in title car crash dead body revolver guitar television scientist shot in the back f word subjective camera spy foot chase ambush california terrorist video camera disguise ambulance mansion death of friend drug dealer montage suicide attempt politician toilet tied to a chair no opening credits anti hero disarming someone coffin hit by a car fictional war double cross police officer killed search femme fatale news report shot in the leg racial slur flash forward limousine drug addict character repeating someone else's dialogue danger prologue spirituality protest key electrocution buxom champagne character's point of view camera shot undercover product placement cover up evil man knocked out reading lightning tank street shootout shot in the shoulder long take manipulation scar fishnet stockings american flag bodyguard disappearance injection tragic event split screen film within a film government laptop election mercenary shot in the arm handgun silencer twin fireworks monkey corrupt cop riot ak 47 disaster tv news uzi destiny pot smoking syringe destruction balloon electronic music score mass murder beer drinking hypodermic needle heavy rain security camera mad scientist hiding boxer kicked in the stomach swat team press conference jumping from height severed hand tv show parade violin end of the world fate false identity mexican standoff schizophrenia picnic social commentary bar fight iraq reality earthquake gas mask iran pump action shotgun middle east telescope severed finger u.s. army dual wield inventor hatred smuggling power outage chaos porn star evacuation m 16 prophecy afghanistan oil environmental issue bible quote senator punched in the chest bookstore accidental killing aerial shot fog musical number blood on shirt undercover agent rainstorm alternate reality screenwriter wedding dress bulletproof vest raised middle finger tuxedo pier police raid extortion stadium chain ethnic slur terrorist plot environmental issues sports car government agent violinist media coverage southern accent prime minister memory loss satellite desert eagle impersonating a police officer news reporter marijuana joint doppelganger bazooka bisexuality special effects terrorist group bong taser plastic surgery vomit website armored car fake identity economics dvd tv commercial arms dealer computer 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30 Days Of Night (2007)
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30 Days Of Night (2007)

This is the story of an isolated Alaskan town that is plunged into darkness for a month each year when the sun sinks below the horizon. As the last rays of light fade, the town is attacked by a bloodthirsty gang of vampires bent on an uninterrupted orgy of destruction. Only the small town's husband-…and-wife Sheriff team stand between the survivors and certain destruction. (Read More)

Subgenre:
cult film suspense 
Themes:
wilderness murder death suicide marriage fear brutality supernatural power death of wife writing self sacrifice murder of a police officer 
Mood:
gore night 
Locations:
snow car small town airport ship truck town alaska out of town 
Characters:
brother brother relationship vampire sheriff terror grandmother grandson relationship police arrest death of hero blood lust 
Period:
winter 2000s 
Story:
frozen location light number in title blood violence dog explosion knife pistol fire corpse digit in title shot to death blood splatter β€¦car accident shot in the chest shot in the head shotgun computer falling from height book based on comic rifle car crash marijuana jail handcuffs shot in the back decapitation flashlight based on comic book axe throat slitting impalement diner stabbed in the chest severed head no opening credits child in peril hit by a car creature gunshot person on fire reading kicked in the face death of child scream injection isolation neck breaking loss of father policewoman severed arm shot in the arm dismemberment undead arson power couple record player killing an animal revelation head butt hypodermic needle comic book mutilation vandalism walkie talkie hiding watching a movie exploding building loss of wife desperation severed hand stranger broken leg series stabbed in the neck oil death of protagonist exploding head dynamite attic murder of a child alzheimer's disease marital separation axe murder siren wilhelm scream separation torso cut in half dead dog vodka beheading barking dog sunset wife harbor set up tractor dead animal killing a dog head blown off stranded subtitles blonde woman blackout comic asthma language bearded man burnt face hunt hit by a truck based on graphic novel mercy killing blizzard bitten in the neck bloody body of child sunrise crushed head pot burnt body comics female police officer death of grandmother superhuman strength cut into pieces cold loss of family lunatic snowmobile tooth long haired male bear trap throat ripping phonograph record remote chevrolet set on fire wheelbarrow bitten hand generator graphic novel number burned body burning car bait estranged couple little brother over the top skull crushing estranged wife marriage crisis broken ankle dark horse comics locked up closing credits sequence vampire versus vampire tundra head on a stake husky dog mini series hand through head sled dog child vampire vampires 29 year old dog killed population remote location graphic oil pipeline traffic violation throat slit reference to bela lugosi human versus vampire husband and wife opening credits animal killed harbinger of death husky idw publishing wife killed animal violence idw comics death by sunrise drilling for oil death of animal gmc truck music video director barrow  (See All)

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Brooklyn (2015)

In late 1951, Eilis Lacey, a young Irish girl, emigrates to Brooklyn. Sponsored by Father Flood, a priest from her native town Enniscorthy, she is assured to find a full-time job there. But the early days are tough, seasickness being soon replaced by loneliness and homesickness, two feelings all the… more acutely felt by Eilis for having had to leave behind her widowed mother and her dear sister Rose. She nevertheless little by little manages to find her footing by adapting to her job as a salesgirl, by studying bookkeeping at Brooklyn College as well as with a little help from both Father Flood and Mrs. Kehoe, the owner of the boarding school she now lives in. And not only does graduation follow but love shows its face in Tony, an Italian-American plumber, full of adoration and respect for her. They end up marrying, although keeping the thing secret. It is at that point that tragedy strikes inciting Eilis to return to Enniscorthy to support her mother morally. And there a strange thing happens : she gradually gets lured by the charms of her native place, going far as to let herself be wooed by Jim Farrell, a young local. (Read More)

Subgenre:
melodrama family tragedy 
Themes:
friendship death marriage christmas money jealousy drinking dance wedding travel dating illness falling in love prejudice death of daughter 
Locations:
snow new york city bar beach restaurant train cemetery taxi apartment ship baseball usa catholic church 
Characters:
female protagonist girl husband wife relationship father son relationship mother son relationship mother daughter relationship friend boyfriend girlfriend relationship singer brother brother relationship teacher student dancer priest sister sister relationship β€¦love triangle best friend reference to god catholic employer employee relationship self deception  (See All)
Period:
winter 1950s summer 
Story:
young girl support young based on novel one word title bare chested male sex scene kiss cigarette smoking dancing photograph title spoken by character singing telephone call crying β€¦song food mirror drink undressing sex in bed letter vomiting tears sunglasses bed bathroom reference to jesus christ classroom prayer river manhattan new york city telephone f word subjective camera swimming band old man ambulance woman eating immigrant apology journey voice over graveyard marriage proposal immigration grave prologue suitcase christmas tree flowers american flag tragic event cross sadness premarital sex ireland class europe freeze frame twenty something eyeglasses italian applause waiter golf tea loss of virginity looking at oneself in a mirror listening to music working class watching a movie crying woman gossip swimsuit irish brooklyn new york city community promise grocery store italian american death of sister voice over letter snowing family dinner trophy divorcee bench pipe smoking location in title engagement ring accountant wedding ceremony shyness heartbreak irish american make up emigration dead father golf club name calling advice department store teasing giving a toast whistling bunk bed plumber rugby loss of sister woman in lingerie marriage engagement clothing reading a newspaper gravestone sleeplessness anguish returning home new york skyline spaghetti bride and groom emigrant diarrhea church service boarding house female in swimsuit female sitting on a toilet reading a letter trolley mirror ball long island new york dead husband christmas dinner homesickness blowing a kiss coney island brooklyn new york city nylons little brother cotton candy seasickness bigger dreams secret marriage waving goodbye year 1952 8 year old wolf whistle crossing oneself landlord tenant relationship packing a suitcase irish accent reference to gary cooper irish music lamp post dear john letter nativity scene salesclerk bookkeeper reference to the new york yankees irish immigrant pneumatic tube brooklyn dodgers female flatulence four brothers civil wedding dual lives cork ireland ellis island bookkeeping torn between two men wedding vows reference to the zombie apocalypse  (See All)

The Giver (2014)
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The Giver (2014)

After The Ruin, a colorless equalitarian society is formed without memories and everyone follows rules established by the Chief Elder and the Elders. The population uses drugs to stay happy and on the day of the graduation, the teenagers leave their childhood and are assigned to a career chosen by t…he Elders. Jonas lives with his parents and has two best friends, Fiona and Asher, and he feels different from his friends. He is assigned to be the Receiver of Memories and he is trained by his mentor, The Giver, who gives memories of the world before The Ruin. Jonas learns emotions such as love and fear and the concept of family. When he discovers that the baby Gabriel that he loves as a brother will be eliminated, he decides to change his society but the Chief Elder will do anything to stop him. (Read More)

Subgenre:
dystopia 
Themes:
friendship murder death religion wedding memory greed cruelty childhood death of daughter 
Locations:
snow hospital motorcycle desert bicycle woods rural setting sea campfire 
Characters:
father son relationship mother son relationship father daughter relationship brother sister relationship teenage girl teenage boy soldier baby little girl little boy geneticist 
Period:
winter future 
Story:
polar bear change running character name in title based on novel violence flashback gun dancing title spoken by character singing voice over narration crying dream shot to death β€¦machine gun shot in the chest punched in the face battle secret falling from height book piano river foot chase candle old man mountain prisoner map dream sequence bird animal child in peril fictional war search journey gunshot training library pilot character repeating someone else's dialogue uniform passion death of child lightning tank injection pursuit stage waterfall monkey strong female character applause occult medicine hypodermic needle elephant hunter loss rebel time audience bride community festival apple celebration black and white scene first kiss lion hologram murder of a child puppy lying music band close up of eyes camel ceremony truth socialism fountain euthanasia piano playing repression bee bicycling drone security film starts with text arena palm tree groom open ended berlin wall monument color trance infanticide totalitarianism city park conformity sled infant metropolis zebra black and white segues into color based on young adult novel lethal injection sailing boat rules aerial elder tambourine reference to nelson mandela automation driving off a cliff boundary  (See All)

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Alice In Wonderland (1951)
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Alice In Wonderland (1951)

Alice is a daydreaming young girl. She finds learning poems and listening to literature boring. She prefers stories with pictures and to live inside her imagination. One day, while enduring just such a poetry reading, she spots a large white rabbit...dressed in a jacket and carrying a large watch. H…e scurries off, saying he's late, for a very important date. She follows him through the forest. He then disappears down a rabbit hole. Alice follows, leading her to all manner of discoveries, characters and adventures. (Read More)

Subgenre:
cult film fairy tale 2d animation 
Themes:
surrealism magic anger 
Locations:
beach forest sea england ocean 
Characters:
female protagonist girl sister sister relationship 
Period:
19th century 1860s 
Story:
young girl young party character name in title based on novel dog title spoken by character singing chase three word title fire crying dream cat falling from height β€¦tears birthday fish judge trial bird animal birthday party underwater scene king creature transformation smoking tree key umbrella rabbit flowers underwater garden flower twin fireworks queen moon sister tea egg talking animal cake hat mouse hammer blockbuster ladder reality eaten alive anthropomorphism imagination child's point of view sand anthropomorphic animal rose sun butterfly cane irreverence victorian era invisibility bottle lizard crown harmonica jury pocket watch fantasy world toast giving a toast cookie mushroom pipe reading a book altered version of studio logo match red carpenter parallel universe carrot lobster card secret passage alternate dimension calendar door alice in wonderland sugar labyrinth caterpillar title appears in song miniaturization daydreaming hedgehog angry shrinking oyster talking cat tea party keyhole sneeze playing card it was all a dream white shore mallet white rabbit dimension sentenced to death croquet flamingo paintbrush bad temper walrus rocking horse starfish mustard hare hookah teapot spiderweb falling into a hole jam wonderland doorknob lift skirt sudden change in size bird's nest rose garden changing size smoke ring teacup angry woman hybrid animal mad hatter anthropomorphic rabbit bloomers dodo growing in size rabbit hole animal wearing clothes anthropomorphic flower giantess character shaped hole cheshire cat dodo bird enlargement lewis carroll no narration queen of hearts anthropomorphic sun red paint pied piper mispronounciation talking flower  (See All)

Cold Mountain (2003)
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Cold Mountain (2003)

This Civil War saga addresses romance, friendship, and the ravages of war--both in the field and on the home front. Captures the horrors of war for both those fighting it, and for those left behind. This is a tale of hope, longing, redemption, second chances, and faith.

Subgenre:
epic tragic romance 
Themes:
hunting revenge friendship murder death love rape christmas jealousy pregnancy drinking torture drunkenness loneliness theft β€¦death of father illness dying blindness  (See All)
Mood:
rain 
Locations:
snow hospital train church forest boat woods rural setting farm campfire usa 
Characters:
girl family relationships father son relationship mother son relationship father daughter relationship mother daughter relationship african american friend doctor soldier musician baby thief native american sniper 
Period:
winter 19th century 1860s 
Story:
capture fighting female nudity based on novel blood female frontal nudity flashback male rear nudity two word title gun sex scene kiss female rear nudity photograph title spoken by character β€¦explosion singing knife pistol shootout corpse shot to death underwear blood splatter food horse mirror shot in the chest blonde shotgun drink battle letter shooting book vomiting rifle hand to hand combat dead body piano prayer revolver combat shot in the back massacre mountain woman throat slitting eating army prisoner stabbed in the chest nonlinear timeline bird flash forward passion reading death of child rabbit attempted rape hanging pianist american flag countryside cross pig reunion cabin kissing while having sex cow civil war tradition shaving wound injury slavery buttocks rebel sheep violin rapist goat preacher slave cannon interracial romance target practice explosive star minister kicking rowboat swamp voice over letter snowing cane horse and carriage death of loved one pigeon main character dies southern accent crow horseback riding bandit sermon farming shot in the neck defecation female bonding fingering vagina fence treason well flare coast cornfield pocket watch bayonet held captive marching band reverend american civil war scarecrow north carolina saw hanged man star crossed lovers rooster tragic love post office reference to abraham lincoln hymn chains corn death of lover starving plantation dove march trench chopping wood deserter south carolina banjo coat turkey the bird atlantic ocean frozen body fire fight freezing cold weather playing violin dead parents wounded soldier gunpowder seed fiddle omen appalachia cold blooded murder lovers reunited fiddler u.s. civil war herb victorian age cotton bowel movement confederacy goatherd mandolin shackled confederate soldier cradle plow cider victorian fashion abolition confederate army root beer yankee year 1864 charleston south carolina union army crabs bushwhacker chained together military desertion long johns runaway slave union soldier killing of rapist removing bullet army deserter magnolia cherokee tribe confederate states of america home guard year 1861 cotton picking military encampment two man saw reference to wuthering heights wild turkey  (See All)

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An Unfinished Life (2005)

To escape an abusive boyfriend, without announcing her plans in advance, Jean Gilkyson takes her young daughter Griff to the Wyoming ranch of her father-in-law, Einar. Jean and Einar are disaffected, as he blames her for the death of his son in a car accident. Einar is taking care of his friend Mitc…h, who was attacked by a bear, and Einar does not know that he has a granddaughter. While Mitch heals and forgives the bear, Einar also changes his feelings regarding Jean, finally understanding that accidents happen and accepting her and loving Griff. (Read More)

Themes:
friendship love jealousy drinking drunkenness memory robbery theft death of father redemption grief vengeance forgiveness camping 
Mood:
rain 
Locations:
hospital bar restaurant small town bus bicycle rural setting farm motel log cabin shooting a car 
Characters:
female protagonist girl family relationships husband wife relationship homosexual police teenager mother daughter relationship friend boyfriend girlfriend relationship doctor boy teenage girl police officer β€¦policeman thief bully waitress sheriff grandfather granddaughter relationship dysfunctional relationship  (See All)
Story:
young bear sex f rated violence gun fight cigarette smoking photograph beating dream underwear horse car accident β€¦mirror computer cat drink secret lie rifle cafe woman binoculars liar cowboy scar injection death of son death of husband horse riding basement flower cow runaway pickup truck rope shaving poker hypodermic needle barn loss of wife pool table zoo cane ranch trophy chain playing cards tomb donkey sandwich playing pool meat crutches loss of daughter abandoned house loss of child rodeo domestic abuse gravestone treehouse car breakdown morphine abusive boyfriend iowa snail raccoon footprint father in law daughter in law relationship lasso wyoming honey padlock breaking a car window milking a cow animal cage talking to the dead printer learning to drive dry cleaners mauling reference to mcdonald's restaurant long underwear wichita kansas calgary alberta canada cigarette butt broken rib emotional healing broken plate reference to winnie the pooh camera focus on a female butt tin snips escargot interstate highway cheyenne wyoming butte montana  (See All)

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The Lorax (2012)
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The Lorax (2012)

In the walled city of Thneed-Ville, where everything is artificial and even the air is a commodity, a boy named Ted hopes to win the heart of his dream girl, Audrey. When he learns of her wish to see a real tree, Ted seeks out the Once-ler, a ruined old businessman outside of town in a stark wastela…nd. Upon hearing of how the hermit gave into his greed for profits and devastated the land over the protests of the Lorax, Ted is inspired to undo the disaster. However, the greedy Mayor of Thneed-Ville, Aloysius O'Hare, has made his fortune exploiting the environmental collapse and is determined to stop the boy from undermining his business. (Read More)

Subgenre:
computer animation cgi animation 
Themes:
dance greed 
Locations:
forest city walled city 
Characters:
girl mother son relationship grandmother grandson relationship 
Story:
wasteland environmental bear flashback chase based on book fish creature tree factory strong female character slow motion hippie pollution goldfish β€¦industry deforestation based on children's book money falling through the air recycle tree cutting urban sprawl reforestation dr seuss  (See All)

Birth (2004)
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Birth (2004)

Anna is a young widow who is finally getting on with her life after the death of her husband, Sean. Now engaged to be married, Anna meets a ten-year-old boy who tells her he is Sean reincarnated. Though his story is both unsettling and absurd, Anna can't get the boy out of her mind. And much to the …concern of her fiance, her increased contact with him leads her to question the choices she has made in her life. (Read More)

Themes:
death marriage infidelity betrayal jealousy adultery pregnancy drinking wedding funeral memory extramarital affair obsession supernatural power grief β€¦unfaithfulness  (See All)
Locations:
snow hospital new york city bar beach restaurant cemetery bathtub taxi 
Characters:
female protagonist family relationships husband wife relationship father son relationship police mother son relationship mother daughter relationship doctor singer boy teacher student policeman photographer baby β€¦sister sister relationship love triangle older woman younger man relationship grandmother granddaughter relationship aunt niece relationship grandfather granddaughter relationship fiance fiancee relationship love letter brother in law sister in law relationship  (See All)
Story:
location young running party sex female nudity male nudity one word title flashback kiss fight cigarette smoking singing telephone call crying β€¦cell phone song underwear punched in the face camera drink undressing bare butt lie tears birthday cafe piano classroom manhattan new york city concert widow child abuse apology coffin bath graveyard flash forward grave pay phone possession pianist childbirth death of husband class trust heart attack birthday cake ice cream jogging santa claus birth violin orchestra reincarnation playground mourning ice skating snowing death of loved one violinist pedophilia central park manhattan new york city abuse of power child molestation tombstone cello obsessive love climbing a tree marriage engagement 10 year old enigma shared bath doorman death of lover music teacher remarriage cellist ice rink deja vu happy birthday dead husband life after death paraphilia string quartet non sequitur adult as child betrayed two in a bath freudian betrayal of trust obsessive lover hansom cab 10 years later betrayer paraphile bouncing a ball monkey bars boy woman relationship  (See All)

Little Women (1994)
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Little Women (1994)

'Louisa May Alcott' (qv)'s autobiographical account of her life with her three sisters in Concord, Massachusetts in the 1860s. With their father fighting in the American Civil War, sisters Jo, Meg, Amy and Beth are at home with their mother, a very outspoken women for her time. The story tells of ho…w the sisters grow up, find love and find their place in the world. (Read More)

Subgenre:
coming of age 
Themes:
death marriage christmas pregnancy dysfunctional family illness theatre hope writing first love 
Mood:
affection 
Locations:
snow new york city paris france rural setting usa 
Characters:
female protagonist girl family relationships husband wife relationship father daughter relationship mother daughter relationship doctor singer teenage girl soldier baby writer sister sister relationship artist little girl β€¦maid professor pregnant wife  (See All)
Period:
winter 19th century 1860s 
Story:
fighting party f rated based on novel dancing singing title directed by female cat letter painting tears neighbor piano opera candle β€¦old man child abuse painter voice over marriage proposal binoculars costume christmas tree pianist childbirth reunion stage acting twin reference to william shakespeare civil war fireplace dress birth reality pet dog feminist christmas eve may december romance ice skating young love boarding school growing up play horse and carriage violinist victorian era giving birth triple f rated epidemic publisher reading aloud tween girl tomboy sickness envy kitten mailbox tutor american civil war broken heart loss of sister massachusetts manuscript telegram horse and wagon pet cat expectant mother christmas carol homework boarding house christmas decorations nightgown sheet music reference to charles dickens governess oil lamp storyteller chalkboard falling through ice buggy boarder u.s. civil war post civil war food shortage curling canvas reference to walt whitman reference to goethe pantaloon emotional healing pregnant sister emotional depression reference to friedrich schiller scarlet fever snow sledding birth of twins dance ball  (See All)

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Prey (2022)

In the Comanche Nation in 1717, a fierce and highly skilled warrior named Naru learns the prey she is stalking is a highly evolved alien with a technologically advanced arsenal.

Subgenre:
martial arts period piece action thriller supernatural thriller 
Themes:
wilderness hunting revenge torture monster 
Mood:
gore night 
Locations:
forest campfire 
Characters:
hunting party female protagonist brother sister relationship alien warrior native american 
Period:
1700s 
Story:
origin story brutal young kill bear feminism f rated blood violence one word title sequel dog gun fight knife β€¦fistfight horse shot in the head showdown rifle hand to hand combat decapitation survival foot chase weapon snake severed head anti hero animal one man army underwater scene creature tree danger storytelling opening action scene trap rat severed arm handgun wolf bow and arrow heroine hunter victim animal attack female warrior series shield face paint team pet dog amusement park lion fog tribe knife throwing field prequel extraterrestrial body dead animal firearm american indian young woman bearded man hunt native predator on location hand failure high tech camouflage musket bechdel test passed woman fights a man rattlesnake bloody violence arm cut off frenchman victory severed foot determination hatchet film review long haired male tied to a tree flintlock pistol interpreter bear trap franchise canine bait reptile falling from a tree first nations new life animal trap cougar tomahawk green blood grizzly bear sibling relationship decapitated head tracking wounded deer hunting bear attack mammal prey advanced technology spyglass war paint strong female protagonist body parts first film alien species carcass rodent horror film alien life form amusement park ride axe throwing asking for help mountain lion long haired man theatrical alien hunter great plains infrared vision feline human versus animal native american tribe poisonous snake animal carcass cloaking device swimming in a river bow hunting human in a cage familiar native people comanche strong alien predator dog licking someone's face blood trail shot on location bow the weapon comanche indian fur trapper going straight native american woman war cry female hunter human being lights in the sky modus operandi arts films bipedal alien kindred spirit long haired woman arm chopped off flintlock musket invisible enemy the shadow  (See All)

Defendor (2009)
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Defendor (2009)

A crooked cop, a mob boss and the young girl they abuse are the denizens of a city's criminal underworld. It's a world that ordinary Arthur Poppington doesn't understand and doesn't belong in, but is committed to fighting when he changes into a vigilante super-hero of his own making, Defendor. With …no power other than courage Defendor takes to the streets to protect the city's innocents. (Read More)

Subgenre:
superhero 
Themes:
revenge drugs torture death of mother 
Locations:
hospital courtroom 
Characters:
girl mother son relationship prostitute best friend little boy older man younger woman relationship pimp talking to oneself in a mirror 
Story:
young girl young fighting character name in title one word title flashback bare chested male title spoken by character cell phone machine gun shot in the chest face slap arrest interrogation handcuffs β€¦judge drug addict organized crime stabbed in the back kicked in the face loss of mother vigilante typewriter graffiti newspaper headline revelation comic book mobster asian woman crying man masked man full moon pump action shotgun hooker construction site delusion thrown through a window duct tape female reporter dead mother secret identity newspaper clipping video tape molotov cocktail taser hit in the face construction worker flare police captain police interrogation dying man actress shares first name with character slingshot intentionally misspelled title dirty cop spitting blood shot in the crotch foot pursuit superhero costume masked vigilante hospital gown thick accent brass knuckles talk radio wasp handcuffed woman pseudonym marble swing set listening device comic book shop jumping off a roof jumpsuit nutcracker knife in back bead curtain arm in cast wannabe violent cop crack addict funeral wake smiley face crack pipe blow job in a car crack smoking female psychologist insect attack gun running mentally handicapped person grown man cries hiding in a dumpster misspelled word psychological evaluation comic book collector wasp attack figurehead turtleneck sweater helmet light hero complex  (See All)

Ex Machina (2014)
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Ex Machina (2014)

Caleb, a 26 year old programmer at the world's largest internet company, wins a competition to spend a week at a private mountain retreat belonging to Nathan, the reclusive CEO of the company. But when Caleb arrives at the remote location he finds that he will have to participate in a strange and fa…scinating experiment in which he must interact with the world's first true artificial intelligence, housed in the body of a beautiful robot girl. (Read More)

Subgenre:
suspense psycho thriller 
Themes:
friendship murder death drunkenness escape deception memory anger cruelty artificial intelligence evolution claustrophobia 
Locations:
helicopter laboratory 
Characters:
girl employer employee relationship self mutilation self injury self awareness robot human relationship 
Story:
location landscape internet female nudity blood female frontal nudity two word title bare chested male female rear nudity dancing knife surprise ending shower blood splatter mirror β€¦punched in the face computer written by director undressing painting lie beer bed robot river alcohol scientist f word wine mountain stabbed to death stabbed in the chest no opening credits drawing character repeating someone else's dialogue stabbed in the back fantasy sequence manipulation wig isolation waterfall severed arm hate strong female character flirting experiment shaving electronic music score dress classical music strong female lead morality surveillance camera inventor power outage black and white scene time lapse photography looking at self in mirror existentialism vodka close up of eyes contract video surveillance insecurity minimal cast estate knocked unconscious razor blade punching bag some scenes in black and white consciousness hitchcockian chapter headings distrust color breaking a mirror cctv inner title card cat and mouse overhead shot arm ripped off cut arm psychological manipulation locked in watching someone being watched reference to frankenstein humanoid pokies hidden truth single set production red light computer programmer stabbed in the belly lie detector passed out drunk source music seclusion reference to mozart sex with robot underground bunker upside down camera shot jaw ripped off research facility female android human android relationship lockdown containment reference to jackson pollock remote location fembot gynoid scenic beauty baroque music key card algorithm reference to depeche mode reference to j. robert oppenheimer mineral water artificial arm reference to ludwig wittgenstein non disclosure agreement turing test stabbed in back  (See All)

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Annie (1982)
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Annie (1982)

In the depths of the 1930's, Annie is a fiery young orphan girl who must live in a miserable orphanage run by the tyrannical Miss Hannigan. Her seemingly hopeless situation changes dramatically when she is selected to spend a short time at the residence of the wealthy munitions industrialist, Oliver… Warbucks. Quickly, she charms the hearts of the household staff and even the seemingly cold-hearted Warbucks cannot help but learn to love this wonderful girl. He decides to help Annie find her long lost parents by offering a reward if they would come to him and prove their identity. However, Miss Hannigan, her evil brother, Rooster, and a female accomplice, plan to impersonate those people to get the reward for themselves which put Annie in great danger. (Read More)

Subgenre:
cult film 
Themes:
politics drinking drunkenness seduction poverty adoption cruelty wealth 
Mood:
nightmare 
Locations:
new york city swimming pool bathtub 
Characters:
female protagonist girl police father daughter relationship mother daughter relationship children singer policeman dancer little girl alcoholic 
Period:
1930s 
Story:
female young running character name in title one word title dog fight dancing singing chase panties crying song underwear drink β€¦based on comic manhattan new york city foot chase orphan new york mansion radio limousine microphone businessman uniform runaway dress lifting someone into the air red dress orphanage bald man movie theatre child's point of view capitalism punch chauffeur dormitory forename as title closet laundry gardener tween girl whistle billionaire tomboy democrat redheaded woman great depression republican cleaning 10 year old locket chrysler building manhattan new york city villain turns good pillow fight lifting female in air bucket reference to santa claus sweater ventriloquist washing dishes stray dog braided hair based on stage musical orphan girl reference to greta garbo backflip child as main character curly hair reference to fred astaire liverpool england radio program franklin d. roosevelt reference to j. edgar hoover reference to bette davis somersault cartwheel freckles mopping a floor dogcatcher handstand redheaded girl reference to ginger rogers tin can kicked in the shin dead mouse radio city music hall manhattan new york city reference to the buddha mutt laundry basket radio commercial scrubbing floor reference to william randolph hearst pig latin washing a window little orphan annie orphaned girl pulled by the ear comic villainess tiffany's  (See All)

The Messenger: The Story Of Joan Of Arc (1999) is one of the best movies like Polaris (2022)
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The Messenger: The Story Of Joan Of Arc (1999)

In 1412, a young girl called Jeanne is born in Domremy, France. The times are hard: The Hunderd Years war with England has been going on since 1337, English knights and soldiers roam the country. Jeanne develops into a very religious young woman, she confesses several times a day. At the age of 13, …she has her first vision and finds a sword. When coming home with it, she finds the English leveling her home town. Years after that, in 1428, she knows her mission is to be ridding France of the English and so sets out to meet Charles, the Dauphin. In his desperate military situation, he welcomes all help and gives the maiden a chance to prove her divine mission. After the successful liberation of Orleans and Reims, the Dauphin can be crowned traditionally in the cathedral of Reims - and does not need her anymore, since his wishes are satisfied. Jeanne d'Arc gets set up in his trap and is imprisoned by the Burgundians. In a trial against her under English law, she can't be forced to tell about her divine visions she has had continuously since childhood. Being condemned of witchcraft and being considered as relapsed heretic, she is sentenced to death. Jeanne d'Arc is burnt alive in the marketplace of Rouen on May 30th, 1431, at only 19 years of age. (Read More)

Subgenre:
cult film epic period drama 
Themes:
murder death surrealism rape betrayal politics funeral brutality death of mother 
Mood:
rain religious 
Locations:
church paris france village france castle french village 
Characters:
female protagonist girl teenage girl soldier priest french 
Period:
15th century 
Story:
young girl young fighting f rated character name in title blood violence based on true story blood splatter battle sword hand to hand combat interrogation reference to jesus christ combat β€¦decapitation sword fight axe throat slitting army impalement severed head trial dream sequence disarming someone king confession fantasy sequence mission severed arm profanity wolf bow and arrow burned alive spear heroine crucifix knight torch action heroine ransom female warrior haircut crossbow miracle time lapse photography medieval times siege kingdom uncle main character dies aunt necrophilia war violence confessional crown fortress female hero mother in law carnage bishop conscience cathedral martyr tragic ending death of title character infantry main character shot victory cavalry rise and fall severed foot shot with a bow and arrow retreat tooth defeat mace battle axe flaming arrow duke dying young coronation stabbed with a sword banner burned at the stake bad acting heresy french history sword and shield wolf pack heretic joan of arc drawbridge long sword casualty of war 1400s army captain stabbed with a spear woman dressed as a man burning village moat bad guys win court intrigue traveling shot over acting woman on fire hundred years war heroine dies trebuchet dauphin shot on location wartime rape burning city religious conviction american actor playing foreigner female knight french court untimely death  (See All)

Showgirls (1995)
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Showgirls (1995)

Nomi Malone, a mysterious young girl with the ambition to dance embarks on a journey to Las Vegas to become a showgirl in a high-class hotel show. There she meets Molly, a seamstress at the Stardust Hotel and the two quickly become good friends. She gets a job as a lap dancer at the seedy Cheetah Cl…ub but after a chance meeting with Cristal Connors, the star of Goddess, the current show at the hotel where Molly works, Nomi manages to secure an audition for a spot on the chorus line.However she soon realises that fame comes with a price as her friendships, her morals and her soul are put to the test as she works her way up the ladder and eventually becomes the star of the show, stealing Cristal's part. She begins to wonder if all of her work was for nothing and if she can reclaim her life back before it is too late. (Read More)

Subgenre:
cult film 
Themes:
revenge drugs rape lesbianism dance celebrity 
Locations:
hospital swimming pool hotel motorcycle motel strip club sex in a swimming pool 
Characters:
female protagonist girl interracial relationship ex prostitute 
Period:
1990s 
Story:
young girl young f rated male nudity one word title male rear nudity sex scene female rear nudity female full frontal nudity thong vomiting jail stripper β€¦f word cocaine skinny dipping striptease buxom champagne female removes her clothes stage las vegas nevada casino falling down stairs dress injury catfight hitchhiker hitchhiking bar fight ambition switchblade misunderstanding gang rape nude swimming menstruation spit in the face exotic dancer staircase hamburger slot machine chimpanzee clothing store pole dancing dance lesson bail showgirl ice cube french fries bellhop female hitchhiker sleaze fingernails lap dancing woman fights man naive woman chips child crying costumer vaginal injury reference to paula abdul  (See All)

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Whisper Of The Heart (1995)
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Whisper Of The Heart (1995)

A young girl finds that all the books she chooses in the library have been previously checked out by the same boy. Later she meets a very infuriating fellow... could it be her "friend" from the library? The boy's grandfather has a violin sales and service shop. The boy wants to be a violin maker lik…e his grandfather. (Read More)

Subgenre:
teen romance 
Themes:
love surrealism unrequited love education falling in love writing first love 
Mood:
rain anime high school 
Locations:
train school bicycle apartment japan italy rooftop cave two on a bicycle 
Characters:
female protagonist girl father daughter relationship mother daughter relationship boyfriend girlfriend relationship teenage girl teenage boy writer sister sister relationship love triangle best friend grandfather grandson relationship 
Story:
young girl young flashback dog singing song dream cat book based on comic classroom bedroom based on comic book old man dream sequence β€¦marriage proposal flash forward library suburb based on manga fantasy sequence doll reading scene during end credits high school student reunion character says i love you directorial debut rock fireplace scene during opening credits crush violin following someone clock ambition imagination one day violinist barking dog teenage love inspiration librarian true love teasing bunk bed immaturity sunrise exam intergenerational friendship family home female writer rocking chair aspiring writer antique shop translation gem boy meets girl grandfather clock wood carving study famous song sleep deprivation lyrics elderly man handwriting library book bookworm climbing over a wall carpe diem library card luthier violin maker grade simple life geode instrument maker bad grades  (See All)

The Cat Returns (2002)
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The Cat Returns (2002)

A young girl rescues a mysterious cat from traffic and soon finds herself the unwelcome recipient of gifts and favors from the King of the Cats, who also wants her to marry his son, Prince Lune. With the assistance of a fat, grouchy real cat and a an elegant cat statuette come to life (both characte…rs featured in Studio Ghibli's earlier anime "Whisper of the Heart"), the girl visits the Cat Kingdom and narrowly escapes again. (Read More)

Themes:
love marriage dance 
Mood:
anime 
Locations:
bus 
Characters:
female protagonist girl father son relationship teenager mother daughter relationship self discovery human animal relationship 
Story:
young girl young sequel flashback chase three word title cat based on comic sword fight based on comic book journey based on manga schoolgirl prince mouse β€¦compassion anthropomorphism son anthropomorphic animal schoolgirl uniform cane kingdom sword duel crow maze tower kindness teamwork grass talking cat protector animal human communication good deed other world anthropomorphic cat bride to be human animal  (See All)

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The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)

A research team is sent to an island miles away from the previous home of Jurassic Park, to document and photograph the now liberated dinosaurs. However, InGen the BioEngineering company has sent another larger team to the same island to catch, sedate, and transport some dinosaurs to San Diego where… they will be used in a new Jurassic Park location. But life always finds a way. Will both teams return to the mainland with successful findings? Or will another tragedy occur? (Read More)

Subgenre:
martial arts creature feature 
Themes:
hunting monster exploitation greed 
Mood:
poetic justice 
Locations:
beach helicopter city jungle 
Characters:
hunting party father daughter relationship boyfriend girlfriend relationship photographer girlfriend babe scientist 
Period:
1990s 
Story:
location capture based on novel blood sequel punctuation in title car accident rescue rifle second part car crash island scientist california impalement β€¦colon in title subway no opening credits child in peril tongue five word title mercenary rope hunter blockbuster eccentric crushed to death bald man dinosaur eaten alive rampage ecology amusement park rainstorm reference to elvis presley expedition comic relief redheaded woman exploding truck genetic engineering friends who live together raining tyrannosaurus rex experiment gone wrong famous score san diego california part computer animation morphine science runs amok screaming woman megacorporation screaming in fear stowaway character appears on tv tranquilizer dart naval officer cliffhanger reference to paris france triceratops torn in half screaming girl pterodactyl paleontologist velociraptor injured animal paleontology interracial family appeared on tv news jurassic park jurassic gymnastic nikon camera tropical setting stegosaurus dinosaur attack monster terrorizes city baby dinosaur boat crash satellite phone big game hunter reference to the washington post the newspaper science goes awry dinosaur hunting human versus dinosaur dinosaur feature gallimimus juvenile dinosaur pachycephalosaurus character is recognized by a member of the public compsognathus dinosaur foot print martial arts gymnastics naval ship parasaurolophus attacked by dinosaur child screaming cliffhanging reference to the pulitzer prize wildlife photographer live dinosaur mar del plata raptor dinosaur reference to sea world satellite telephone  (See All)

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The Sweet Hereafter (1997)
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The Sweet Hereafter (1997)

A small community is torn apart by a tragic accident which kills most of the town's children. A lawyer visits the victims' parents in order to profit from the tragedy by stirring up the their anger and launching a class action suit against anyone they can blame. The community is paralyzed by its ang…er and cannot let go. All but one young girl, left in a wheelchair after the accident, who finds the courage to lead the way toward healing. (Read More)

Subgenre:
independent film fairy tale 
Themes:
friendship death infidelity drugs betrayal adultery pregnancy drinking drunkenness investigation deception incest robbery extramarital affair travel β€¦anger divorce theft death of mother drug use redemption guilt grief unfaithfulness greed death of wife death of daughter father daughter incest  (See All)
Locations:
snow bar train school small town airplane bus airport rural setting wheelchair lake motel school bus bus driver bus accident 
Characters:
girl family relationships husband wife relationship father son relationship mother son relationship father daughter relationship mother daughter relationship friend singer lawyer sister sister relationship thief artist native american canadian β€¦single father stepfather stepson relationship stepmother stepson relationship  (See All)
Period:
winter 1990s 
Story:
young girl young sex female nudity based on novel blood interview flashback female full frontal nudity nipples photograph title spoken by character singing β€¦knife three word title panties telephone call song beating food car accident computer drink lie dead body guitar survival bra candle band bridge female pubic hair nonlinear timeline white panties child drowning pain flash forward drug addict umbrella debt reading rabbit death of son sadness cow garage single parent pickup truck ice tv news tea law sexual abuse survivor barn guitarist spider buttocks loss phone booth community carnival watching television mourning hippie charity dead child cellphone siren flight music band earphones breast feeding metaphor child molestation polaroid stewardess trailer home lawsuit hospital bed car wash drunkard stroke adopted son flight attendant loss of child insurance wheelchair bound video footage neck brace implied sex retribution human immunodeficiency virus positive calendar fair bedtime story welfare fairground frozen lake death of a child ham radio hospital visit taking off panties lone survivor learning disability deposition arts and crafts reverse chronology expensive gift school band child drowning spider bite tracheotomy identifying dead body stroke victim slut shaming class action lawsuit negligence reckoning throat canada goose transmogrification collect telephone call  (See All)

Tank Girl (1995)
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Tank Girl (1995)

Tank Girl (Rebecca) and her friends are the only remaining citizens living in the wasteland that is Earth, where all the remaining water is controlled by Water and Power, the mega corporation/government that runs the territory. While incarcerated at W + P, Tank Girl and her new friend Jet Girl break… out and steal... a tank and a jet. After meeting some mutant kangaroo/humans, and rescuing her little girl (adopted by her friends), the kangaroos and the girls kick Water and Powers' butt. (Read More)

Subgenre:
martial arts cult film superhero post apocalypse slapstick 
Mood:
spoof 
Locations:
desert 
Characters:
female protagonist girl villain 
Period:
future near future 21st century 2030s 
Story:
wasteland character name in title violence explosion shootout title directed by female battle based on comic combat based on comic book tank battlefield heroine part animation female warrior β€¦reincarnation sexual harassment parachute hologram female fighter female martial artist cartoon violence jet bechdel test passed kangaroo goofball quicksand incest joke reference to pubic hair reference to cole porter lesbian innuendo  (See All)

The Rescuers (1977)
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The Rescuers (1977)

When a bottle containing a plea for help from a little girl named Penny makes its way to the Rescue Aid Society, a mouse organization in the basement of the United Nations building dedicated to the rescue and well-being of anyone in need, it is up to the brave mouse Miss Bianca and her chosen partne…r, the shy janitor Bernard, to rescue the girl. Searching for clues at Penny's home at Morningside Orphanage in New York City, the two mice discover that the girl has been kidnapped by the evil pawn shop owner Madame Medusa and her companion Mr. Snoops. On the back of Orville the albatross, Miss Bianca and Bernard travel to the terrifyingly gloomy Devil's Bayou where they learn the shocking truth: the innocent young girl is being forced down into a dangerous, dark underground pirate's cave where she must find the Devil's Eye, the world's largest diamond and Madame Medusa's greatest obsession. Before returning safely home, Miss Bianca, Bernard, and Penny will have to combat Madame Medusa's two ferocious pet alligators Brutus and Nero with the help of Ellie Mae and Evinrude the dragonfly, as well as survive the raging tides inside the horrible pirate's cave. (Read More)

Subgenre:
tragedy 2d animation political satire disney 
Themes:
friendship fear anger faith bullying hope greed adoption falling in love prejudice justice courage 
Mood:
rain affection 
Locations:
new york city car airport 
Characters:
female protagonist girl little girl self esteem 
Story:
young girl young shame light interview flashback dog kiss explosion chase telephone call crying based on book underwear shotgun β€¦rescue cat sword falling from height lie bed prayer subjective camera good versus evil orphan map child abuse radio search news report umbrella mission passion suitcase rabbit scream skeleton threat sadness trap first part underwater whipping trust poem rope loyalty talking animal hat mouse spider blockbuster skull teddy bear orphanage embarrassment anthropomorphism janitor tension diamond innocence star hatred anthropomorphic animal irony new orleans louisiana broken glass anxiety despair escape attempt thunderstorm hit on the head laughter superstition dynamite lipstick fog deer turtle cane chair lantern box reckless driving owl bat joy car trouble table running away united nations bottle sarcasm digging earring raft bus stop falling into water hug message shoe whistling blizzard cookie kidnapper statue of liberty new york city mailbox kindness potion male protagonist friends who live together alligator perfume hammock pawnshop rainbow sorrow pitchfork rescue from drowning spoon mole clumsiness ego handbag determination hungarian noise curtain broom exploding boat nightgown child labor bucket coat curiosity firework damage hostility bayou laziness leaf confidence exhaustion imitation star died before release collapse mockery castle thunder audio flashback blame animal protagonist enthusiasm psychological abuse child driving a car air vent cuckoo clock half dressed cartoon animal riverboat balladeer comb textbook anthropomorphic mouse defiance dragonfly tide fishing rod rail gratitude spiderweb string friday the thirteenth comfort humility whirlpool misadventure boot fishing pole pipe organ water pipe pledge diversion albatross encouragement impatience anthem message in a bottle rolling pin bluebird lost luggage sweeping smokestack electrical shock goofy holler elegance guide book rescuer malevolence electrical wire sophistication valve abandoned boat assertiveness headlamp underground cavern cage elevator international organization muskrat  (See All)

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Bridget Jones's Diary (2001) is one of the best movies like Polaris (2022)
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Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)

Bridget Jones is an average woman struggling against her age, her weight, her job, her lack of a man, and her many imperfections. As a New Year's Resolution, Bridget decides to take control of her life, starting by keeping a diary in which she will always tell the complete truth. The fireworks begin… when her charming though disreputable boss takes an interest in the quirky Miss Jones. Thrown into the mix are Bridget's band of slightly eccentric friends and a rather disagreeable acquaintance who Bridget cannot seem to stop running into or help finding quietly attractive. (Read More)

Subgenre:
british comedy comedy of manners 
Themes:
friendship infidelity christmas betrayal adultery extramarital affair unfaithfulness 
Locations:
snow london england urban setting england 
Characters:
female protagonist father daughter relationship mother daughter relationship friend singer lawyer love triangle best friend employer employee relationship 
Period:
winter 
Story:
running party sex f rated character name in title based on novel interview kiss cigarette smoking singing three word title song title directed by female food blonde β€¦brawl birthday apostrophe in title british television f word cooking wine eating birthday party diary kissing while having sex listening to music blockbuster new year's eve boss innocence obesity karaoke thirty something marital problem pajamas spiral staircase blonde woman listening to radio britain chick flick opposites attract single television reporter fake accent matchmaker publishing english accent bunny costume british woman jane austen barrister overweight woman rabbit costume book publishing limerick publishing house fake rabbit ears bildungsroman faked accent american actress playing british character fire pole  (See All)

The Color Purple (1985)
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The Color Purple (1985)

This film follows the life of Celie, a young black girl growing up in the early 1900's. The first time we see Celie, she is 14 - and pregnant - by her father. We stay with her for the next 30 years of her tough life...

Subgenre:
melodrama 
Themes:
friendship love rape christmas drunkenness escape wedding funeral incest extramarital affair racism psychopath terrorism poverty abuse β€¦alcoholism adoption inheritance father daughter incest  (See All)
Locations:
train church bathtub rural setting kitchen farm africa 
Characters:
female protagonist girl father son relationship father daughter relationship african american singer student sister sister relationship mayor self discovery sexist pregnant from rape self worth pregnant by incest 
Period:
1930s 1920s 1910s 1900s 
Story:
young feminism based on novel sex scene photograph title spoken by character lesbian kiss three word title voice over narration beating horse mirror face slap letter piano β€¦prayer color in title bisexual cooking woman child abuse bath search racial slur immigration curse widower evil man flowers farmer domestic violence childbirth loss of father reunion loss of mother black american shaving race relations catfight performance sexual abuse slavery assault blockbuster female singer birth reconciliation grandfather sexism black eye rainstorm marital separation field release from prison misogyny physical abuse unhappy marriage wedding ceremony hit in the face stereotype family reunion child molestation stepfather friendship between women repression performer stepmother tennessee mailbox racial prejudice illiteracy easter georgia document sexual repression hiding place racial tension mailman adopted daughter newlywed sewing learning racial discrimination child rape straight razor unwed pregnancy woman punching a man driving lesson african american protagonist wife abuse father daughter estrangement general store pulitzer prize source atonement separation from family transcendence memento boutique incest rape racial injustice child bride pants child born of rape hand clapping game purple repatriation mother child reunion spousal abuse sexual discrimination bloody hand print roadhouse wife beating dragged along the ground year 1909 juke joint growth oliver twist front porch river raft song dedication intercepted letter loveless racial mistrust subjugation husband abuse serfdom wood stove actress shares last name with character hooch child pregnancy  (See All)

Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)
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Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)

Evelyn Couch is having trouble in her marriage, and no one seems to take her seriously. While in a nursing home visiting relatives, she meets Ninny Threadgoode, an outgoing old woman, who tells her the story of Idgie Threadgoode, a young woman in 1920's Alabama. Through Idgie's inspiring life, Evely…n learns to be more assertive and builds a lasting friendship of her own with Ninny. (Read More)

Subgenre:
gay interest cult film 
Themes:
revenge friendship murder love suicide drunkenness wedding funeral investigation cannibalism 
Locations:
train church small town lake baseball campfire train accident 
Characters:
female protagonist girl mother son relationship african american brother sister relationship little girl self discovery gay friend lesbian mother 
Period:
1920s 
Story:
young party based on novel flashback title spoken by character three word title mirror cafe color in title river swimming woman accident trial β€¦lesbian interest tree screaming umbrella storytelling scream domestic violence death of brother single parent strong female character record player dress hat accidental death gay parent strong female lead food in title barefoot nostalgia feminist discrimination racist barbecue midlife crisis wedding reception parking lot sermon multiple storyline wedding ceremony female bonding bee southern u.s. suit tomboy pocket watch generation gap dam train tracks kindness alabama nursing home chick flick treehouse cultural difference lesbian subtext ku klux klan handyman weight loss surprise party manslaughter southern american south hit by a train railroad track screenplay adapted by author honey man hits woman living together wife beater seamstress night swimming nostalgic author cameo beehive unhappy wife womens issues surprise birthday party extended family piggy back ride stories cross cultural relations reference to moby dick cultural conflict romantic friendship free thinker killed by a train honeycomb 23rd psalm woman's hat girl dressed as a boy vegetable in title  (See All)

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Carol (2015)
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Carol (2015)

In an adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's seminal novel The Price of Salt, CAROL follows two women from very different backgrounds who find themselves in an unexpected love affair in 1950s New York. As conventional norms of the time challenge their undeniable attraction, an honest story emerges to re…veal the resilience of the heart in the face of change. A young woman in her 20s, Therese Belivet (Rooney Mara), is a clerk working in a Manhattan department store and dreaming of a more fulfilling life when she meets Carol (Cate Blanchett), an alluring woman trapped in a loveless, convenient marriage. As an immediate connection sparks between them, the innocence of their first encounter dims and their connection deepens. While Carol breaks free from the confines of marriage, her husband (Kyle Chandler) begins to question her competence as a mother as her involvement with Therese and close relationship with her best friend Abby (Sarah Paulson) come to light. (Read More)

Themes:
friendship christmas divorce photography break up 
Locations:
new york city restaurant hotel road trip motel 
Characters:
female protagonist husband wife relationship father son relationship mother son relationship father daughter relationship mother daughter relationship friend boyfriend girlfriend relationship photographer lawyer little girl mother in law daughter in law relationship divorce lawyer 
Period:
1950s 
Story:
young change light party female nudity f rated character name in title based on novel one word title bare breasts kiss cigarette smoking β€¦title spoken by character lesbian kiss telephone call camera piano manhattan new york city telephone f word suburb on the road suitcase character says i love you record player tape recorder recording phone booth new year's eve title appears in writing female female kiss piano player sexual awakening forename as title christmas present gloves department store child custody telegram in medias res woman smoker father in law daughter in law relationship lesbian romance christmas season store clerk older woman younger woman relationship new year's day reference to dwight d. eisenhower year 1952 year 1953 married woman electric train time magazine bickering couple rejecting a marriage proposal santa claus hat train set reference to hank williams new york times the newspaper divorce settlement lesbian sex scene opening scene repeated later in film electronic eavesdropping spurned man wanting divorce canton ohio lionel train  (See All)

Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014) is one of the best movies like Polaris (2022)
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Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014)

A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Ear…th's dominant species. (Read More)

Subgenre:
suspense post apocalypse dystopia epic 
Themes:
hunting revenge murder death suicide betrayal prison pregnancy deception paranoia forgiveness 
Locations:
beach forest elevator village woods gas station campfire san francisco california tunnel sewer prison bus 
Characters:
family relationships husband wife relationship father son relationship mother son relationship baby sniper pregnant engineer pregnant wife stepmother stepson relationship 
Period:
2020s 
Story:
nation human bear blood violence sequel gun fight explosion knife pistol fire crying shootout beating β€¦shot to death fistfight machine gun horse shot in the chest shotgun rescue slow motion scene punched in the face battle gunfight brawl falling from height showdown rifle held at gunpoint second part revolver combat shot in the back survival california video camera death of friend impalement stabbed to death subway exploding car no opening credits radio part of series drawing fictional war gunshot character repeating someone else's dialogue beaten to death stabbed in the back tent tank opening action scene shot in the shoulder long take scar childbirth exploding body horse riding character says i love you handgun subtitled scene trust monkey battlefield power loyalty spear assassination attempt talking animal cage blockbuster birth rocket launcher torch compassion animal attack crushed to death target practice explosive fight to the death dual wield 3 dimensional broken glass frame up assault rifle deer disfigurement gunfire sign language close up of eyes abandoned building giving birth electricity returning character killed off tower abandoned house gorilla dam leader chimpanzee open ended ape facial scar treehouse distrust golden gate bridge coup d'etat animal killing colony armory expectant mother extreme close up returning character with different actor city hall hidden gun mercy leadership expectant father c4 explosives building collapse orangutan thrown from height blue eyes sketchbook simian fiction amateur radio hydroelectric power planet of the apes reactionary pregnant animal sequel to a reboot hydroelectric dam hydroelectric power station  (See All)

Isle Of Dogs (2018)
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Isle Of Dogs (2018)

In a futuristic Japan, an outbreak of canine influenza spreads throughout the (fictitious) city of Megasaki with the risk of becoming contagious to humans. The city's authoritarian mayor, Kenji Kobayashi, ratifies an official decree banishing all dogs to Trash Island, which is immediately approved d…espite the insistence of Professor Watanabe, the mayor's political opponent who states he is close to creating a cure for the dog flu. The first canine deported from the city is a white and black-spotted dog named Spots Kobayashi, who served as the bodyguard dog of 12-year-old orphan Atari Kobayashi, the mayor's distant nephew and ward.

Six months later, Atari hijacks a plane and flies it to Trash Island (now nicknamed "Isle of Dogs") to search for Spots. After crash-landing, Atari is rescued by a dog pack led by an all-black canine named Chief, a lifelong stray. With their help Atari first finds a locked cage that presumably contains Spots' skeleton, but learns that it is not him. They then fend off a rescue team sent by Mayor Kobayashi to retrieve Atari. Atari decides to continue his search for Spots, and the pack decides to help him, but Chief declines because of his refusal to have a human "master". He is then convinced by Nutmeg, a female ex-show dog, to help the boy out of obligation. The pack seeks advice from sage-like dogs Jupiter and Oracle, who surmise that Spots might be held captive by an isolated tribe of dogs rumored to be cannibals.

Meanwhile, Watanabe finally…
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Subgenre:
futuristic conspiracy dystopia stop motion epic stop motion animation 
Themes:
friendship murder suicide christmas money pregnancy fear escape anger corruption depression wrestling poetry adoption cruelty β€¦cannibalism freedom writing courage samurai narcolepsy  (See All)
Mood:
rain 
Locations:
hospital hotel helicopter cemetery airplane boat water airport japan city ship laboratory 
Characters:
girl friend tattoo japanese woman brother brother relationship boy soldier student photographer priest warrior japanese professor american uncle nephew relationship β€¦mayor female scientist tattoo on back japanese food  (See All)
Period:
future the future 
Story:
female young wasteland human capture violence flashback dog bare chested male fight photograph title spoken by character explosion three word title telephone call β€¦fire voice over narration licking crying underwear rescue computer cat camera battle sword arrest bare butt lie sunglasses animal in title robot handcuffs island classroom river science criminal telephone scientist subjective camera swimming survival newspaper orphan flashlight gang mountain video camera mansion montage bridge politician map fish child abuse coffin drawing fictional war bath search journey voice over flash forward pilot legend danger prologue protest key poison mission statue lightning skeleton hanging speech split screen isolation sadness schoolgirl rat election stage blindfold general class graffiti newspaper headline dismemberment subtitled scene hate surgery eyeglasses applause tv news loyalty wound cage listening to music quest propaganda scene during opening credits helmet coma disease security camera demonstration fraud chef desperation jumping from height ladder torch fate burial boss broken leg morality culture guard remote control guest buddy research team resistance cannibal plane headphones prophecy drummer exile school uniform english bathing airplane crash infection parachute shadow democracy tribe cane eye patch lantern broken arm extortion kingdom puppy rescue mission siren owl wrestler poster drums underdog translator bribery giving birth pet beheading earphones flag 12 year old katana brainwashing gate cremation bandage scheme episodic structure cartoon dog suit and tie name calling skirt television news deportation trash animal cruelty insomnia rumor crash language hospital bed whispering united states japanese schoolgirl megaphone blackboard worm whistling ferris wheel death penalty dna monitor slingshot garbage political top secret crab quarantine maggot weekend sushi octopus plan overhead camera shot dumpster voting talking dog cartoon cat dog movie silhouette doorman colony weight loss goggles loudspeaker flash camera outbreak spotlight story telling guard dog solidarity researcher white coat bandana voice drinking alcohol fur mural sign emergency scroll banishment reference to moses young boy dog tag mascot metropolis translation doorbell brain surgery duke squid news anchor wearing sunglasses inside awards serum bubble gum sneezing rendezvous exchange student stray dog tire waste companion entrapment chimney kidney order canine berlin caught in a net rights oracle dog bite headset runway walker bamboo dog lover sock heavy breathing stick pharmaceutical company abandoned ship animal protagonist community service japanese man lost dog school expulsion sumo wrestler men's toilet control room sailor uniform text on screen kidney transplant name tag adoptive father adopted son relationship chopsticks the eating utensil leg in a cast climbing a ladder foreign exchange student dripping water robot dog task force dog food candlelight vigil kidney failure hair curlers master dog relationship chocolate milk corrupt mayor japanese wrestler man wrapped in a towel black box scene during closing credits take off testicles slur dog adoption ear piece missing boy wild dog abandoned amusement park fish as food implied male nudity foot bridge plastic bottle sumo wrestling black dog dog cage dog track interspecies friendship pregnant animal house pet school newspaper cartoon fish los angeles times red button biohazard sign master key biting an ear cartoon rat dog trick face off mad dog man's best friend wolf dog cartoon owl computer hacking dog biscuit dog fight spitting out a tooth three piece suit cartoon crab cub reporter red telephone rigged election washing a dog  (See All)

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