If you enjoyed ‘Inside Out,’ here are 10 films you should see.
This bold attempt by Disney-Pixar to humanize emotions in a young girl’s mind succeeds in conveying a great deal more nuance and natural humour. As an excellent animated feature, Inside Out tells the story of eleven year old Riley’s conflicting emotions as they try to make their move to another city more bearable. Because of Pixar’s clever use of animation and storyline, even adults will find themselves relating to the film’s implausible premise.
In addition to being error-free in terms of technical aspects, it shows us how our internal emotions are affected by a variety of external factors. We learn the value of a variety of emotions, such as joy, sorrow, anger, and fear, in keeping our daily activities in check. We learn to let go, but we don’t forget our precious little childhood, the moments that shape us into the people we are today. It’s about letting go, but we don’t forget.
Amazingly beautiful, inexpressibly lovely, imaginative, and sad all at the same time. It’s a recurring theme in Pixar films, but this one is unique. The movie ‘Inside Out’ represents the nuances of life on the big screen by symbolizing them. The following is a list of movies like ‘Inside Out’ that we think you might enjoy. Some of these films, such as Inside Out, are available on streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime.
1. Spirited Away
Inside Out is a world away from the seminal anime film, but even so, we’ve only begun to scratch the surface of what’s possible. These two movies, when looked at closely, have a lot in common. It is a portal to imagination, fantasy, and the unknowable for a child’s mind to work in such a mysterious way. It’s the story of Chihiro, a 10-year-old girl who sets out to undo her parents’ bizarre present-day existence while running into all kinds of strange creatures and supernatural happenings along the way.
2. My Neighbor Totoro
My Neighbor Totoro, a Hayao Miyazaki classic, is a film very similar in spirit to Inside Out. Both films heavily emphasize the idea of being displaced. While adjusting to life in fast-paced San Francisco, Riley has a hard time shaking off her Midwest upbringing. The pastoral Japanese adjustment, on the other hand, delights Mei and her sister Satsuki immensely. They encounter mythical forest creatures and events unfold as a result. This is yet another superbly tense and emotionally charged film that everyone should see.
3. Toy Story 3
Toy Story 3 follows the same formula as the previous Pixar films in terms of themes. As the title suggests, this is the third installment in Pixar’s beloved Toy Story series, and it’s excellent. And like any pre-teen, Andy from the previous films is growing up quickly and getting affected by new developments while growing apart from his former playmates. As the story progresses, you’ll learn that you don’t have to grow up by putting yourself in a box, and that accepting change can bring back wonderful memories and experiences.
4. Bridge to Terabithia
In Bridge to Terabithia, which is based on Katherine Peterson’s novel of the same name, two children’s adventures in Terabithia, their shared fantasy world, are chronicled. An adult will probably enjoy this more than his or her children because it is such a fantasy-driven film with a firm grounding in reality. All three actors – Josh Hutcherson, AnnaSophia Robb, and Zooey Deschanel – did an outstanding job. This is an escapist drama with a shocking twist that will leave you feeling heartbroken at the end.
5. The Good Dinosaur
Once again, Pixar delivers a heartwarming film. In this story, a young Dinosaur, an Apatosaurus, befriends a human child and goes on a series of exciting adventures together. The film is visually stunning, and it has a heartwarming story filled with well-known emotions that captivate the audience from the first moment. The Good Dinosaur is yet another emotionally charged children’s film from Pixar that never fails to deliver.
6. The Peanuts Movie (2015)
They’re as sweet as they sound and as sentimental as they are. This year’s reimagining of Charles M. Schulz’s classic Charlie Brown comics is everything you could have hoped for and more. As a dog named Snoopy battles the Red Baron, his best friend Charlie Brown struggles to gather enough courage to approach his long-time crush, the Little Red-Haired Girl. The story revolves around both characters. But after decades away, it returns to the silver screen with the same sweetness and familiarity, despite the fact that the story has been done to death in numerous mediums.
7. The Matrix
By releasing The Matrix in 1999, the Wachowski brothers completely altered the dynamics of action thrillers and how we view movies in general. It pushed the limits of what a film could do. You will find out about Neo’s journey into an artificial reality called the “Matrix,” which is controlled by machines, in this dystopian future story. He advances in the rebellion against the machines after meeting Trinity and Morpheus. Featuring some never-before-seen action stunts and special effects, the film is also a profoundly philosophical work, drawing on the work of philosophers such as Jean Baudrillard and others.
8. Being John Malkovich
This movie is, quite literally, unlike anything else you’ve ever seen. Being John Malkovich, directed by Spike Jonze and written by Charlie Kaufman, was released in 1999. The plot revolves around a puppeteer who discovers a secret passageway leading directly to actor John Malkovich’s brain. Even though the premise sounds outlandish, the movie turns out to be hysterically funny while also being unusually deep and obviously surreal. It’s possible that this film will be an acquired taste, but once you’ve seen it, you won’t believe how far the craziness and frenzy go.
After watching Inside Out, we immediately thought of Pixar’s Up, another fantastic film. Up has left viewers in tears thanks to its powerful use of emotion. It’s unique, funny, sad, and beautifully filmed all at the same time.
Up is, at its core, a love story. As a side note, it’s a clever film because it focuses on a demographic that Hollywood has yet to master: the elderly. Obviously, it’s a Pixar movie, so there are all the expected elements of emotional strain and fantastic imagination. A 90-year-old widowed man must deal with an overly enthusiastic 9-year-old kid while on a quest to fulfill his late wife’s unfulfilled wish. After that, what happens is pure cinematic bliss.
10. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
It’s safe to say that Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind will appeal to fans of Inside Out, as it has received universal acclaim. Simple love story with science fiction and time-travel elements is turned on its head in this novella. Poetry in motion, thanks to Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet in the lead roles and the rest of the cast.
its seeming chaos, the movie turns out to be incredibly tender and funny.. By erasing someone from our past (and minds), we learn about the mind’s intricate workings and the old adage that “ignorance is bliss.”. If you mix in a few bizarre ideas, you’ve got the makings of a thoroughly enjoyable romantic film.