13 Movies Like Persepolis

Marjane “Marji” Satrapi arrives at the Paris-Orly Airport in France, and before taking a seat and thinking about her childhood, she glances at the flight itinerary.

During the Iranian revolution of 1979 against the Shah of Iran, Marji’s middle-class family takes part in the protests against the Shah of Iran; however, she is not allowed to join. One day, Marji’s uncle Anoosh comes to have dinner with the family after being freed from a nine-year prison sentence. Marji is inspired by the stories that his uncle tells about his time spent evading the authorities.

Marji’s family’s plight does not improve, and they are angry when Islamic fundamentalists win the elections and start implementing severe Islamic rule. Eventually, the Shah is toppled, and elections for a new leadership power begin; nonetheless, the situation of Marji’s family does not improve. As a result of the government’s actions, women are compelled to dress modestly and wear headscarves, and Anoosh, along with other political dissidents, is re-arrested and murdered for his political beliefs. Over the course of time, a significant number of Iranians have fled to other nations outside of Iran.

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1. James and the Giant Peach 1996


Young James Henry Trotter is a member of the Trotter family, and he enjoys life in the home they share by the water with his parents. Unfortunately, when James was just four years old, a rhinoceros with an unusually voracious taste for meat escaped from the zoo and devoured both of his parents. As a result, James was raised by his two vicious aunts, Spiker and Sponge. They mistreat him, feed him incorrectly, and make him sleep on bare floors…

2. James and the Giant Peach (1996)


James Henry Trotter is a young orphan who is forced to spend the summer of 1958 living with his cruel and authoritarian aunts, Spiker and Sponge. One day, after rescuing a spider from his frantic aunts, James acquires miraculous "crocodile tongues" from a mysterious old man. These tongues cause a nearby old peach tree to grow a gigantic peach, which Spiker and Sponge use to make money as a tourist attraction. At night, James nibbles his way through the peach…

3. Faust


The pursuit of enlightenment is what drives Heinrich Faust (Johannes Zeiler), the character played by Johannes Zeiler. He wants to know everything there is to know about life, including what it is and how it works to keep the globe spinning. Because of his insatiable thirst for information, he will go so far as to dig up dead bodies and root about in their stomachs in order to find out where the soul resides. While he is repeating to himself…

4. The Triplets of Belleville


In France, Madame Souza is responsible for the upbringing of her grandson Champion, a morose orphan. Both of them are currently watching an old television variety show that features a singing group known as the Triplets of Belleville (Rose, Violette, and Blanche). After the programme has been cut off, Souza turns to Champion and inquires about the status of the "film." The Champion, who seems to be losing interest, chooses not to respond and instead switches the channel to a…

5. Corpse Bride (2005)


Despite the fact that they fall in love at first sight, the couple's wedding rehearsal is ruined when Victor's anxiety causes him to forget his vows and cause Lady Everglot's dress to catch fire by mistake. After escaping to the adjacent woods, he practises his wedding vows with a nearby tree and sets his engagement ring on top of an exposed root. However, it turns out that the root is the finger of a deceased bride named Emily. She emerges…

6. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)


The fictitious world of Halloween Town is inhabited by a wide variety of creatures and beings in some way connected to the event. The inhabitants look up to Jack Skellington, who is known as the "Pumpkin King," and follows his lead when it comes to planning the yearly Halloween celebrations. On the other hand, Jack is sick of his same yearly pattern and is looking forward to doing something different this time around. The following morning, as he was wandering…

7. Coraline


Coraline Jones has a difficult time adjusting to her new life in the Pink Palace Apartments in Ashland, Oregon, due to the neglect she received from her workaholic parents. She makes the acquaintance of Wyborne "Wybie" Lovat, the grandson of the landlady, as well as a stray black cat. After some time has passed, Wybie goes to his grandmother's trunk and pulls out a button-eyed ragdoll that strikingly resembles Coraline. He then presents the doll to her. Coraline follows the…

8. Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart (2013)


Jack is born on the coldest day on record in Edinburgh, Scotland, in the year 1874. Because of the severe cold, he is born with a heart that is permanently frozen and will not beat. Madeleine, the attending midwife, ultimately saves his life by transplanting a delicate but functional cuckoo clock into his chest in place of his heart. She goes on to give him some words of wisdom, telling him that in order to avoid an untimely death, he…

9. 9 (2009)


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10. Frankenweenie (2012)


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11. Howl's Moving Castle (2004)


On the way to see her sister Lettie, the oldest of three sisters, Sophie, a young milliner, had a chance meeting with a wizard named Howl. Sophie is the oldest of three sisters. Upon her return to her hometown, she runs across the Witch of the Waste, who uses her powers to age her to the equivalent of ninety years. Sophie decides to leave her house and travel throughout the countryside in the hope that she might end the curse.…

12. ParaNorman (2012)


In the imaginary village of Blithe Hollow, Massachusetts, there is a little boy named Norman Babcock who is 11 years old and has the ability to communicate with the deceased, including his deceased grandmother and other ghosts that haunt the community. The vast majority of people do not believe him, and as a result, he is emotionally cut off from his family while also being mocked by the other students at his school. His best buddy, Neil Downe, is likewise…

13. Over the Garden Wall (2014)


Wirt and Greg, played by Elijah Wood and Collin Dean respectively, are two half-brothers who play the protagonists of this series. They are separated as they enter a mysterious forest known as the Unknown. Beatrice, played by Melanie Lynskey, is an irritable bluebird who travels with the boys to find a woman called Adelaide, who can supposedly undo the curse on Beatrice and her family and show the half-brothers the way home. In order to find their way home, the…