MORE Adult Animated Films You Can Watch Instead of Sausage Party
Waltz With Bashir:
An Israeli animated autobiographical war-documentary film about director Ari Folman attempting to recover repressed memories from his time as a soldier in the Lebanon War of 1982. This is a very dark film that explores many heavy themes throughout. It was actually quite controversial in some Arabian countries, being officially banned in Lebanon.
It's about a young girl growing up in the middle of the 1979 Iranian revolution and the political conflicts and government corruption she dealt with at that time, covering mostly the first 20 years of her life. This film was controversial too, with Iranian government only allowing a limited release and Bangkok's International Film Festival dropping it completely, as well as being protested against after an airing on a Tunisian television network, and being completely banned in Lebanon.
Mary and Max:
A stop motion film about two strangers, an adult with Asperger's Syndrome and a little girl who lives in an abusive environment, who one day become pen-pals. It's actually a very profound film that deals with themes such as friendship, isolation, abuse, suicide, mental illness, and more. The film has many heavy moments as well as many light-hearted and funny ones, having just as much drama as it has comedy.
Strange Frame, Love and Sax:
A 2012 cutout animated science-fiction musical film starring Tara Strong and Claudia Black, about a lesbian couple from another planet who fall in love after meeting each other while escaping a riot and form a band with an ultimate goal of worldwide fame, but are eventually split apart. Many of the characters in this movie are LGBTQA+, and all of them are of color.
A Scanner Darkly:
An American animated sci-fi thriller film about a future where America lost the war on drugs and everyone is under constant police surveillance, directed by Richard Linklater and starring Robert Downey Jr., Keanu Reeves, and Winona Ryder, based on Phillip K. Dick's novel of the same name.
Also directed by Richard Linklater, an American animated drama documentary about a guy who constantly finds himself placed in various dream-like realities, most of which have people who have conversations with him about philosophical topics questioning the nature of reality and existence itself.
A Spanish animated drama film about a retired bank manager suffering from Alzheimer's who is taken into an assisted living home and makes a new friend, who together try to disguise Emilio's worsening illness from doctors so that they don't transfer him to the top floor.
A Dutch drama film about a missionary named Augustus whose sister, a former porn star named 'Princess', leaves behind her daughter after she dies of a drug overdose. Augustus adopts her daughter and embarks on a violent mission to destroy all existing evidence of Princess's career. Probably the most explicit one of all of these films, not for the faint of heart due to it's themes and graphic nature.
French stop-motion film about a group of aliens who get captured and kept as pets by another, more spiritually/technologically advanced species of aliens, but organize a mass rebellion after one of the aliens from the advanced planet educates the other spieces, which is forbidden. This film contains very surreal, psychedelic imagery that's similar to Classic Sesame Street, The Electric Company, and Yellow Submarine.
18th Century Celebrity - Ban Tarleton and Mary Robinson, the most gorgeous Georgians.
He was a young war hero, just returned from fighting in America with the wounds to prove it. He was young, wealthy, and widely considered the most handsome man in the British Army. She was a theatrical starlet, the darling of Drury Lane, a fashion setter and the women whom the Prince of Wales once offered twenty thousand pounds to if she would become his mistress.
When they met they were both at the peak of their game, beautiful, young, fiery, risk-loving party-addicts. Typically, he first seduced her as part of a bet with a friend. The ensuing affair was one of the hottest pieces of gossip in 1780s Britain, and continued with passionate intensity for the next 15 years.
Ultimately Banastre Tarleton and Mary Robinson were not meant to be. Tarleton’s family were displeased of his relations with a “mere” actress, while Mary never felt wholly fulfilled by the relationship. She bore Ban a child, but it proved to be stillborn, and complications left her partially paralyzed. Ban continued to look after her, but ultimately married the illegitimate daughter of the 4th Duke of Ancaster and settled into politics. He always appeared to retain a repressed affection for his greatest fling. Mary, meanwhile, became a successful author, poet, playwright and champion of women’s rights. Beset throughout her life by a frail constitution, she died at the age of 42.
Ban and Mary only burned together briefly in the vast gulf of History, but they certainly burned bright.