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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

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out fairy tale, psychotronic, humorous and light films with plots about princess, disguise, fictitious kingdom, prince, king, nobleman and family relations mostly in Fantasy, Family and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Devil Knows Why: It Is Hell with the Princess (2009), The Devil's Bride (2011), The Magic Book (1996), Queen of the Lake (1998), How to Wake a Princess (1978). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: lucifer, hell, princess, devil, mistaken identity, fictitious kingdom
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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, unusual plot structure, captivating, disturbing
Plot: pact with the devil, prince, devil, princess, king, queen, hell, lucifer, fictitious kingdom
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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: spell, supernatural power, princess, disguise, rivalry, swing, inventor, rivals, wallet, antagonist as protagonist, marketplace, book of magic ...
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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: surrealism, lake, prince, curse, female antagonist, escape, nobleman, human becoming an animal, castle, kingdom, security guard, family relations ...
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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: king, queen, princess, prince, curse, sleeping beauty, godmother, fictitious kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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
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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: royal family, kingdom, criminal, friendship between men, absurdism, fairy godmother, fairy, supernatural power, thief, absurd humor, magic, con men ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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: psychotronic, fairy tale, humorous, light, feel good
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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 ...
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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
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⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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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
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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, cult film, psychotronic
Audience: teen comedy
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Place: central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Three Veterans (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 96 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: pact with the devil, female director, female nudity, devil, hell
Place: paris france
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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
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 84 min.
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Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 90 min.
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Genre: Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 62 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Hungary, Germany, France
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Magic Quill (2018)
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Place: central europe
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57%
An Angel of the Lord (2005)
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Country: Czech Republic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany
Duration: 58 min.
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56%
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Prince Bayaya (1971)
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 73 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Long Live Ghosts! (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 85 min.
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