Top 20 movies like The Boy and the Heron

The Boy and the Heron

While the Second World War rages, the teenage Mahito, haunted by his mother's tragic death, is relocated from Tokyo to the serene rural home of his new stepmother Natsuko, a woman who bears a striking resemblance to the boy's mother. As he tries to adjust, this strange new world grows even stranger following the appearance of a persistent gray heron, who perplexes and bedevils Mahito, dubbing him the "long-awaited one."

君たちはどう生きるか is of 2 hour(s) and 4 minute(s). It is Produced By:  Studio Ghibli. It was released on 2023-07-14. It has the tagline: Where death comes to an end, life finds a new beginning. It has an average vote of 7.445 on TMDB.

Genres: AnimationAdventureFantasy

1. Perfect Days (PERFECT DAYS)

Perfect Days

Hirayama is content with his life as a toilet cleaner in Tokyo. Outside of his structured routine, he cherishes music on cassette tapes, books, and taking photos of trees. Through unexpected encounters, he reflects on finding beauty in the world.

It has an average vote of 7.898 on TMDB.

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2. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba -To the Hashira Training- (「鬼滅の刃」絆の奇跡、そして柱稽古へ)

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba -To the Hashira Training-

A compilation film featuring the eleventh episode of the Swordsmith Village Arc and the first episode of the Hashira Training Arc.

It has an average vote of 6.2 on TMDB.

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3. Poor Things

Poor Things

Brought back to life by an unorthodox scientist, a young woman runs off with a debauched lawyer on a whirlwind adventure across the continents. Free from the prejudices of her times, she grows steadfast in her purpose to stand for equality and liberation.

It has an average vote of 7.808 on TMDB.

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4. The OctoGames

The OctoGames

Eight contestants compete in eight deadly, classic children's games. They seek fame beyond their wildest dreams, competing for the chance to take over the YouTube channel of the famous yet elusive masked content creator known only as "JaxPro".

It has an average vote of 5.624 on TMDB.

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5. The Painter

The Painter

An ex-CIA operative is thrown back into a dangerous world when a mysterious woman from his past resurfaces. Now exposed and targeted by a relentless killer and a rogue black ops program, he must rely on skills he thought he left behind in a high-stakes game of survival.

It has an average vote of 6.511 on TMDB.

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6. Saltburn

Saltburn

Struggling to find his place at Oxford University, student Oliver Quick finds himself drawn into the world of the charming and aristocratic Felix Catton, who invites him to Saltburn, his eccentric family's sprawling estate, for a summer never to be forgotten.

It has an average vote of 7.1 on TMDB.

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7. Fallen Leaves (Kuolleet lehdet)

Fallen Leaves

In modern-day Helsinki, two lonely souls in search of love meet by chance in a karaoke bar. However, their path to happiness is beset by obstacles - from lost phone numbers to mistaken addresses, alcoholism, and a charming stray dog.

It has an average vote of 7.258 on TMDB.

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8. Past Lives

Past Lives

Nora and Hae Sung, two childhood friends, are reunited in New York for one fateful week as they confront notions of destiny, love, and the choices that make a life.

It has an average vote of 7.8 on TMDB.

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9. Enea (Enea)

Enea

Enea chases after the myth he bears in his name; he does so to feel alive in a dead and decadent age. He does so together with Valentino, a newly baptized aviator. The two, in addition to dealing and partying, share youth. Lifelong friends, victims and perpetrators of a corrupt world, but moved by an incorruptible vitality. Beyond the boundaries of rules, on the other side of morality, there is a sea full of humanity and symbols to be discovered. Enea and Valentino will fly over it to the furthest extremes. However, drugs and the underworld are the invisible shadow of a story about something else: a melancholy father, a brother fighting at school, a mother defeated by love and a beautiful girl, a happy ending and a happy death, a palm tree falling on a glass world.

It has an average vote of 6.8 on TMDB.

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10. Adagio (Adagio)

Adagio

Rome today: the Eternal City is surrounded by wildfires. In the centre, ravaged by corruption and violence, three old gangsters unite their last energies to save a boy that has failed the wrong person.

It has an average vote of 6.9 on TMDB.

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11. The Holdovers

The Holdovers

A curmudgeonly instructor at a New England prep school is forced to remain on campus during Christmas break to babysit the handful of students with nowhere to go. Eventually, he forms an unlikely bond with one of them — a damaged, brainy troublemaker — and with the school’s head cook, who has just lost a son in Vietnam.

It has an average vote of 7.732 on TMDB.

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12. Society of the Snow (La sociedad de la nieve)

Society of the Snow

On October 13, 1972, Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571, chartered to take a rugby team to Chile, crashes into a glacier in the heart of the Andes.

It has an average vote of 8.067 on TMDB.

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13. La Chimera (La chimera)

La Chimera

Just out of jail and still searching for his late beloved Beniamina, crumpled English archaeologist Arthur reconnects with his wayward crew of tombaroli accomplices – a happy-go-lucky collective of itinerant grave-robbers who survive by looting Etruscan tombs and fencing the ancient treasures they dig up. Arthur isn’t interested in the artefacts, though; he’s seeking a legendary door to the underworld, and to Beniamina.

It has an average vote of 7.559 on TMDB.

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14. My Neighbor Totoro (となりのトトロ)

My Neighbor Totoro

Two sisters move to the country with their father in order to be closer to their hospitalized mother, and discover the surrounding trees are inhabited by Totoros, magical spirits of the forest. When the youngest runs away from home, the older sister seeks help from the spirits to find her.

It has an average vote of 8.072 on TMDB.

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15. Monsters 103 Mercies Dragon Damnation (MONSTERS 一百三情飛龍侍極)

Monsters 103 Mercies Dragon Damnation

A samurai's path leads him to a young waitress whose hometown was destroyed by a dragon. He doesn't want any trouble — but it finds them anyway.

It has an average vote of 6.9 on TMDB.

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16. Red Rooms (Les chambres rouges)

Red Rooms

The high-profile case of serial killer Ludovic Chevalier has just gone to trial, and Kelly-Anne is obsessed. When reality blurs with her morbid fantasies, she goes down a dark path to seek the final piece of the case's puzzle.

It has an average vote of 7.2 on TMDB.

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17. The Duel (El duelo)

The Duel

Ernesto lives in depression and decides to hire a hit-man to end his own life. However, his plan takes an unexpected turn when he meets Rita, whose love gives him a new reason to live.

It has an average vote of 5.816 on TMDB.

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18. Dearest Relatives, Poisonous Relations (Parenti serpenti)

Dearest Relatives, Poisonous Relations

Like every year, everyone is going back to the ancestral family's home for the Christmas holidays. But this time, the old folks have a surprise, a good surprise for them. They have decided to go living with one of their children and make him or her inherit the family house.

It has an average vote of 7.328 on TMDB.

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19. Cobweb (거미집)

Cobweb

In the 1970s, Director Kim is obsessed by the desire to re-shoot the ending of his completed film Cobweb, but chaos and turmoil grip the set with interference from the censorship authorities, and the complaints of actors and producers who can't understand the re-written ending. Will Kim be able to find a way through this chaos to fulfill his artistic ambitions and complete his masterpiece?

It has an average vote of 6.593 on TMDB.

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20. Napoleon

Napoleon

An epic that details the checkered rise and fall of French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte and his relentless journey to power through the prism of his addictive, volatile relationship with his wife, Josephine.

It has an average vote of 6.479 on TMDB.

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