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
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, humorous, feel good and light films with plots about princess, king, fictitious kingdom, prince, magic, nobleman and kingdom 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), Queen of the Lake (1998), The Magic Book (1996), The Immortal Woman (1993). 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, devil, fictitious kingdom, princess, mistaken identity
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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
Plot: hell, lucifer, pact with the devil, fictitious kingdom, devil, prince, queen, princess, king
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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
Plot: noblewoman, fictitious kingdom, female antagonist, human becoming an animal, dance scene, evil queen, nobleman, dancer, surrealism, female protagonist, escape, swan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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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
Plot: princess, prince, book, servant, thief, kingdom, witch, supernatural power, incognito, female protagonist, disguise, king ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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
Plot: holiday, envy, fictitious kingdom, king, princess
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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
Plot: curse, fictitious kingdom, prince, queen, princess, king
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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
Plot: obstacle, evil sorcerer, spell, redemption, chase
Place: soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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
Plot: harp, fictional country, nose, carriage, campfire, theft, castle, kingdom, flyswatter, fictitious country, top hat, magic ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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
Plot: princess, prince, king, fictitious kingdom, three brothers, three sisters, human duplication
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 26
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, prince, dragon, true love, dead mother, bare breasts, female nudity, horse
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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
Plot: innkeeper, greed, missing girl, troll, cell, accomplice, competition, helmet, selfish woman, deal, cook, tournament ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, hell, female nudity, devil
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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
Plot: children, child in peril, snow
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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
Plot: church, beggar, devil, hourglass, heaven, angel, god, love, virgin mary, christmas
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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
Audience: teen comedy
Plot: police officer, old woman, transformation, magic, classroom, pub, sorcerer, teddy bear, witch, theft, spell, fake name ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Salt Prince (1983)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A fairy-tale about the power of love. The old king Pravoslav feels it is time to entrust the rule over his kingdom to one of his three daughters - the one that loves him the most. The youngest, Maruška, fails her father's expectations about ...
Style: fairy tale
Plot: surrealism, prince, father daughter relationship, king, princess, castle, humility, royal court, vanity, salt, sugar, happy ending ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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: kingdom, urban fantasy, parallel worlds, magical power, magical ring, fairy, sorcerer, magic, princess, revenge
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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
Plot: magic, pregnancy, pregnant woman, innkeeper, armor, poet, composer, fictitious kingdom, inferiority complex, father daughter relationship, king, river ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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
Plot: prince, princess, horse riding, actress playing multiple roles, aristocrat, male objectification, dual role, nobleman, noblewoman
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Vom Fischer und seiner Frau (2013)
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany
Duration: 58 min.
Story: German North Sea beach fisherman Hein always was happy with his wife Islebils, despite their modest life and poor dwelling. When he spares a rod-caught speaking flounder's life, the grateful enchanted prince promises to grant his wish. Hearing ...
Style: fairy tale
Plot: scolding, dinner, gift, public humiliation, jealousy, beach, ritual, kissing, transformation, bed
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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
Plot: lucifer, pretending to be someone else, aristocrat, cell, grandmother, greed, manipulative woman, devil, grandmother grandson relationship, feather, horse riding, strong female character ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Jak si zasloužit princeznu (1995)
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 72 min.
Story: A fairy tale of three brothers who try to save a princess kidnapped by an evil wizard.
Style: fairy tale
Plot: king, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, princess, horse riding, dog, transformation, fish, fight, magical potion, fishing, fictitious kingdom ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Magic Quill (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia, Denmark
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: fairy tale
Plot: portrait, secret mission, fantasy world, landlady, climbing a rope, devil, armor, proposal, rabbit, bureaucracy, false name, innkeeper ...
Place: central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Rapunzel (2009)
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany
Duration: 59 min.
Story: A poor farmer and his wife are expecting a child at last. But after eating rampion , which she got from a sorceress, the mother developed an addiction to the rampion, which can only get from the garden of the sorceress of the father. He steals in ...
Style: fairy tale
Plot: adoption, chores, father son relationship, dancing, party, transformation, ritual, dinner, blackmail, therapy, bully
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: chores, boy, embarrassment, bully, therapy, dare, father figure, punishment, fight, transformation, scolding
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Crown Prince (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, 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
Plot: innkeeper, knight, warlock, cellar, father son relationship, princess, crying man, prince, painting, hiding under a bed, armor, revenge ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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
Plot: teenager, teenage boy, teenage girl, falcon, nobleman, child protagonist, teenage protagonist, human animal relationship, castle, supernatural power, boy, dog ...
Time: middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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, feel good, semi serious, humorous
Audience: pre-teens, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: princess, witch, young heroes, imaginary kingdom, heroes, good versus evil, youth, escapades, imaginary, legends and myths, family relations, curses spells and rituals ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
A Very Old Story (1968)
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Based on the famous fairytale "The Tinderbox" by Hans Christian Andersen.
Style: fairy tale, feel good, sweet, humorous, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: princess, king, escapades, magic, imagination, boy, happy ending, taking off shoes, pantyhose
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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
Plot: poem, on the run, stolen money, false accusation, kidnapping, bandit, interrogation, ladder, presumed dead, lady in waiting, manipulation, greed ...
Place: dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%