Movies like The Devil Knows Why

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The Devil Knows Why (2003)
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The Devil Knows Why (2003)
Original name: Čert ví proč
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia, Germany, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Fairytale. A good king rules this land, but still things are going from bad to worse. The point is that the greedy Minister of State has an interesting pact with the devil - for bringing the kingdom into a state of dire poverty and the king to hell, he himself would sit on the throne. And he would have been well nigh successful, were it not for Princess Annie, Filip and magic Apolena - because true love cannot be quelled even by the devil's machinations.
Style: fairy tale, psychotronic
Plot: princess, hell, kingdom, lucifer, pact with the devil, man wearing a wig

Most similar movies to The Devil Knows Why

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out fairy tale, psychotronic, humorous and light films with plots about princess, family relations, disguise, king, fictitious kingdom, prince and nobleman mostly in Fantasy, Family and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Devil Knows Why: The Devil's Bride (2011), It Is Hell with the Princess (2009), The Magic Book (1996), Queen of the Lake (1998), How to Wake a Princess (1978). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Devil's Bride (2011)
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Young Stepan saves his beloved princess Stepanka to marry Lucifer due to the promise her parents, the King and the Queen, did to the Evil as reword for the help he provided to the Queen to get pregnant.
Style: fairy tale, psychotronic
Plot: pact with the devil, fictitious kingdom, lucifer, devil, hell, queen, king, princess, prince
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
It Is Hell with the Princess (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A fairy-tale comedy about a hard-headed princess (Tereza Voriskova) and obstinate prince (Jirí Mádl) whose royal machinations draw the ire of Lucifer himself. What happens when the royal heirs refuse to marry? Will there be a wedding or a war?
Style: fairy tale
Plot: princess, hell, mistaken identity, lucifer, devil, fictitious kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
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The Magic Book (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Czech Republic, Germany
Duration: 80 min.
Story: An evil witch is trying to steal a magic purse possessed by the local ruler. Thanks to Princess Blanka's love, Prince Petr wins out over the witch.
Style: fairy tale, psychotronic
Plot: rival, inventor, swing, human becoming an animal, disguise, book, prince, servant, princess, costume, mouse, kingdom ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Queen of the Lake (1998)
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: Czech Republic, Germany
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Prince Victor looks in vain for a swan which was wounded by one of his servants. Instead he discovers a beautiful girl with golden hair who has an arrow in her shoulder. She is dumb and can't explain her origin. He falls immediately for her. ...
Style: fairy tale, psychotronic
Plot: underwater scene, curse, queen, lake, female protagonist, pearl, castle, kingdom, fictitious kingdom, noblewoman, family relations, security guard ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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How to Wake a Princess (1978)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Czechoslovakia, East Germany
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The king Dalimil and the queen Eliska waited to see a longed-for offspring - a daughter Ruzenka. But Eliska's envious and bad sister Melánie curses her. When Ruzenka becomes 17 years old she will prick her finger and she will fall asleep for ...
Style: fairy tale, psychotronic
Plot: curse, queen, princess, king, prince, sleeping beauty, fictitious kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
The Immortal Woman (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Czech Republic
Story: The filmed fairy-tale is a comedy based on the classical story about Reason and Happiness. This enchanting couple is ever debating on which of the two is more important for mankind, their encounters are watched by the third fairy-tale figure aunt ...
Style: fairy tale, psychotronic
Plot: holiday, envy, princess, king, fictitious kingdom, manipulative behavior, bet, manipulation, manipulative person, villainess, manipulative woman, psychological manipulation ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Crown Prince (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Somewhere in the Forbidden Forest lives a wicked sorcerer Kruciatus (Josef Abrhám). One hundred years ago he tried to destroy a kingdom now ruled by King Alexander (Jaromír Hanzlík), who has two sons - the heir of the throne Prince Jan (Patrik ...
Style: fairy tale, psychotronic
Plot: warlock, father son relationship, letter, amnesia, knight, kidnapping, border, crying man, sibling rivalry, barefoot male, wedding, wedding party ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Crazy Kingdom (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Czech Republic
Story: By some quirk of fate, the two small-time thieves and the spoiled princess find themselves in the Black Forest full of magic beings who believe that everyone has a chance to mend his ways. However, sometimes even the best intentions need to take a ...
Style: fairy tale, psychotronic
Plot: accomplice, potato, horn, spoiled brat, kingdom, helmet, frog, key, flatulence, hotel, horse riding, stuttering ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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 31
Snow dragon (2013)
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A fairy tale about a princess who is growing up without her mother. He father the king, a kind and righteous man, loves her dearly, but is determined to marry her off at all costs: no-one knows why he's in such a hurry. He organizes a grand ...
Style: fairy tale
Plot: princess, dragon, dead mother, true love, prince, female nudity, bare breasts, horse, talking after sex
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 400
The Snow Queen (1986)
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: Finland
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A Finnish live action adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale, The Snow Queen. The tale centers on the struggle between good and evil as experienced by a little boy and girl, Kai and Kerttu.
Style: fairy tale
Plot: snow, child in peril, children
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Kooky (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Young Ondra has asthma and so his parents throw away his favourite toy: a musty old stuffed bear named Kooky. That night Ondra dreams that Kooky is determined to find his way back home from the dump. In the boy's fantasy, the bear gets lost in ...
Style: psychotronic
Plot: puppetry, forest, toys, toy, asthma
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Girl on the Broomstick (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Dívka na koštěti or The Girl on the Broomstick is a 1972 Czechoslovak fantasy-comedy film directed by Václav Vorlíček. It tells a story of a teenage witch, Saxana (played by Petra Černocká), frozen in time as a punishment for 300 years, who ...
Style: fairy tale, psychotronic, cult film
Audience: teen comedy
Plot: broken leg, teenage girl, truck, brat, orderly, boss, hotel, false name, troublemaker, classmate classmate relationship, traffic policeman, pub ...
Place: central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Three Veterans (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: It is a story of three veterans released from the army. During one night spent camping in the country they one by one wake up and meet three elvish brothers. Each of the veterans is given a magic item - one gets magic harp that provides him with ...
Style: fairy tale, psychotronic
Plot: song, friend, money, princess, top hat, king, nose, carriage, harp, legend, castle, dancing ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Midsummer Wreath (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Princess Verunka's marriage is to save the kingdom, impoverished as a result of its ruler's crazy ideas. She's not hard up for suitors: there's a talented poet, twins - one a general, the other a composer - as well as a ...
Style: fairy tale, psychotronic
Plot: father daughter relationship, scientist, innkeeper, barefoot male, river, punishment, king, pregnant woman, teacher, kitchen, waterfall, armor ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Prince and the Evening Star (1979)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A wonderful fairytale about looking for love, defeating evil and learning some valuable moral lessons on the way. The story begins with the young Prince Velen , who is left in charge of the castle and his three sisters. During the night he has a ...
Style: fairy tale, psychotronic
Plot: wizards, prince, king, princess, barefoot male, warlock, jester, coming of age, disguise, aristocrat, father son relationship, stabbing ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
My Life Is Hell (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Fantasy
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: La naïve et complexée Leah signe par erreur un pacte avec le diable Abargadon. Mais elle est sur les listes du Paradis, aussi l'Archange Gabriel intervientil pour causer la perte du démon. Mais Leah commence à trouver Abargadon séduisant ...
Plot: female director, pact with the devil, devil, hell, female nudity
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Rumburak (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Wizarding criminal Rumburak, exiled to the Mortal Realm, uses a supercomputer to recreate his lost spell formulas. His software falls into the hands of humans, chaos ensues, and Rumburak suddenly finds himself on the side of good.
Style: fairy tale, psychotronic
Plot: teenage girl, school, missing person, curse, sorcerer, human becoming an animal, rival, magical potion, new job, magical power, trick, invention ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Third Prince (1983)
Genre: Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Brave sons of the king, twin brothers Jaroslav and Jaromír love and help each other. It was they and another brother - Jindrich, who once saw the portrait of Princess of Diamond Mountains, fell in love and went on her quest.
Style: fairy tale, psychotronic
Plot: prince, princess, actress playing multiple roles, aristocrat, dual role, noblewoman, nobleman, horse riding, male objectification, nightgown, actress playing dual role
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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The Little Man (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The Little Man lives happily in his little house in the Hollow Mountain. His peaceful life ends once he begins to have dreams about a mysterious house where he is to find what he desires. Even though he does not feel like having any desires, he ...
Style: fairy tale, psychotronic, humorous, stylized, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, kids
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⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Jack and the Beanstalk (1970)
Genre: Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 62 min.
Story: Retelling of the classic fairy tale, but from a decidedly 1960s point of view, complete with "groovy" dialogue.
Style: fairy tale, psychotronic
Plot: family relations, marriage, surrealism, harp, giant, cow, mother son relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Tomas and the Falcon King (2000)
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Hungary, Germany, France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: "Thomas the Falconer" is a nice family movie about a boy (Brano Holicek), a falcon, a prince, a princess and a nasty man who gets his come-uppance. It's gloriously filmed in the mountains of Slovakia. The DVD mastering is not quite up ...
Style: fairy tale, psychotronic
Plot: boy, animal human communication, castle, dog, supernatural power, human animal relationship, teenage protagonist, teenager, teenage girl, child protagonist, nobleman, teenage boy ...
Time: middle ages
Place: central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Princess and the Scribe (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Pranks and horseplay are what royal scribe Janek and princess Amálka amuse themselves with most of the time. Preparations for a grand party are in full swing at the castle, and everything appears to be bathing in sunshine. Until a dark cloud ...
Style: fairy tale, humorous, talky, enigmatic, intense ...
Plot: class differences, kingdom, missing person, mysterious man, group of friends, princess, missing child, father son reunion, wedding, father daughter relationship, coronation, kidnapping ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
An Angel of the Lord (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A screwup angel is exiled from the Heaven down to Earth, incarnated as a beggar.
Style: fairy tale, captivating, humorous, sincere, light
Plot: heaven, angel, god, devil, love, hourglass, church, beggar, virgin mary, nun, choir, disguise ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Give the Devil His Due (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Dorota, a bad woman married the miller, out of sheer greed drives him to death. She then took the mill away from his son Peter and threw him out of the hime. Lucifer, who is known to rule in hell, sends out the devil Janek. He is supposed to fetch ...
Style: fairy tale, psychotronic
Plot: lucifer, greed, chase, pretending to be someone else, prison, manipulative behavior, princess, employer employee relationship, horse riding, feather, manipulative woman, grandmother ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
A Tale of Lost Times (1964)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Four evil wizards succeeded to become young by using a time stolen from lazy kids. Now these kids who became seniors must act fast if they want to return to their real age.
Style: fairy tale, captivating, sincere, light, sentimental
Plot: spell, redemption, evil sorcerer, obstacle, chase, justice, transformation, hopes, youth, adventure, family relations, friendship ...
Place: soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Three Brothers (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: Czech Republic, Denmark
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Three brothers leave their home to see the world. During their journey, young men as by miracle enter into famous fairy tales (Little Riding Hood, Sleeping Beauty, Twelve Months) and face traps, unexpected moments and even love in a story full of ...
Style: fairy tale, semi serious, feel good, humorous, psychotronic
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: princess, witch, stepmother, heroic mission, adventure, young heroes, good versus evil, heroes, family relations, imaginary kingdom, youth, imaginary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Sleeping Beauty (2009)
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany
Duration: 59 min.
Story: Raised on a farm, energetic fearless Fynn is eager to be join uncle August in the royal castle as apprentice in the stables. He's quickly humiliated having inadvertently dared prince Eric to sword sparring, but gets discrete lessons from his ...
Style: fairy tale
Plot: embarrassment, father figure, punishment, bully, dare, transformation, fight, teenager, chores, boy, therapy, scolding
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Magic Quill (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia, Denmark
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A fairy tale, featuring the landlady Margaret, the devil Boniface, the bribable councilors Fake and Chatterbox and the lazy tailor Greasy. In Hell, the devils have a quill that writes human sins into the Book of Sins and the devils go and pull the ...
Style: psychotronic, allegory, fairy tale
Plot: drunken man, artifact, tower, social awkwardness, break in, apology, coming of age, politician, coat, theft, manipulative behavior, neighbor neighbor relationship ...
Place: central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Arabela (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Arabela was a children's television series produced in Czechoslovakia which aired from 1979 to 1981. The series has 13 episodes and is in the Czech language.
Style: fairy tale
Plot: parallel worlds, sorcerer, magical power, parallel world, wizards, family relations, kingdom, magic, revenge, princess, fairy, urban fantasy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Long Live Ghosts! (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A trespassing gang of boys encounter a ghost in the ruins of a castle. When they rescue the ghost who is caught in a trapset, they become allies in a fight to prevent ruins from being turned into mushroom farm by the city authorities.
Style: fairy tale, psychotronic, cult film
Plot: urban fantasy, ranger, first love, dwarf, invisibility, carpenter, musical number, supermarket, gnome, magical power, knight, forest ...
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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