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Fando and Lis (1968)
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Fando and Lis (1968)
Original name: Fando y Lis
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Mexico
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Fando and his partially paralyzed lover Lis search for the mythical city of Tar. Based on Jodorowsky's memories of a play by surrealist Fernando Arrabal.
Style: atmospheric, offbeat, mind bending, serious, captivating, surreal, stylized, avant garde
Plot: cards, card playing, puppet, nihilism, post apocalypse, surrealism, paraplegic, cross dressing, toys, obsessive quest, society, escapades, puppets, journey, rape, snake, violence, female nudity, doll, male female relationship, sexual abuse, cemetery, bowling, male nudity, murder ...
Time: 60s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, stylized, offbeat and atmospheric films with plots about escapades, imaginary, danger, adventure, surrealism, heroes and rivalry mostly in Fantasy, Adventure and Drama genres. Some movies like Fando and Lis: The Holy Mountain (1973), Taxandria (1994), Drawing Restraint 9 (2005), Three Crowns of the Sailor (1983), Prospero's Books (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Holy Mountain (1973)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Mexico
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A Mexican master leads a Christ figure and other disciples to a mountain of immortal wise men. The scandal of the 1973 Cannes Film Festival, writer/director Alejandro Jodorowsky's flood of sacrilegious imagery and existential symbolism in The ...
Style: surreal, psychedelic, disturbing, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: hermaphrodite, female genitalia, bird, mountain, soldier, alchemist, thief, surrealism, good versus evil, wizards and magicians, adventure, heroes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: mexico, latin america, peru
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Bunuel and King Solomon's Table (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Spain, Mexico, Germany, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Toledo in the 30s: The godfather of cinematic surrealism, Luis Buñuel, the poet Federico Garcia Loca and the painter Salvador Dalí are on a search for the mythical table of King Salomon, which is known to have the power to see in the past, the ...
Style: surreal, contemplative, stylized, clever, mind bending ...
Plot: surrealism, ancient mystery, riddles and clues, filmmaking, political unrest, urban, city life, performer's life, artists and showbiz, imaginary, godparent, teleportation ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s, 2000s
Place: spain
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Taxandria (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Belgium, Germany, France, Hungary, Netherlands, UK, USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: young prince is taken for tuition at a seaside hotel but there quickly bores and wanders off to visit a nearby lighthouse. Befriended by the keeper, he learns of a secret world he can see inside the light of the lamp - the world of Taxandria ruled ...
Style: fairy tale, offbeat, stylized, serious, surreal ...
Audience: preschoolers
Plot: lighthouse, hotel, prince, love and romance, friendship, youth, heroes, danger, escapades, young heroes, friends, romance ...
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Drawing Restraint 9 (2005)
Genre: Fantasy
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 135 min.
Story: The film concerns the theme of self-imposed limitation and continues Matthew Barney's interest in religious rite, this time focusing on Shinto
Style: stylized, atmospheric, experimental, surreal, serious
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, japan
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Three Crowns of the Sailor (1983)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In this classically surreal fantasy, a sailor, known for telling tales, sees a student killing his teacher and decides to spin a few yarns for him. He tells the boy of his many adventures in exotic South American ports where he visited opium dens ...
Style: atmospheric, offbeat, stylized, serious, surreal ...
Plot: ghost, ocean, ship, imaginary, lifestyle, adventurer, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence, escapades, adventure, legends and myths, murder ...
Time: year 1958
Place: chile, singapore, warsaw poland
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Prospero's Books (1991)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK, Netherlands, France, Italy, Japan
Duration: 124 min.
Story: An exiled magician finds an opportunity for revenge against his enemies muted when his daughter and the son of his chief enemy fall in love in this uniquely structured retelling of the 'The Tempest'.
Style: stylized, atmospheric, offbeat, surreal, captivating ...
Plot: imaginary, rivalry, escapades, danger, dishonesty, memory loss, vengeance, island, legends and myths, royal family, parents and children, imaginary kingdom ...
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Finisterrae (2010)
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Country: Spain
Duration: 80 min.
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Style: contemplative, surreal, atmospheric, captivating, psychological ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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The Warrior and the Sorceress (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, Argentina
Duration: 81 min.
Story: The mighty warrior, Kain, crosses the barren wastelands of the planet Ura, where two arch enemies, Zeg and the evil degenerate Balcaz, fight incessantly for control of the village's only well. Kain sees his opportunity and announces that his ...
Style: stylized, offbeat, exciting, serious
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Duration: 90 min.
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Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, tense, captivating ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Jauja (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Western
Country: Argentina, Denmark, France, Mexico, USA, Germany, Brazil, Netherlands
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A father and daughter journey from Denmark to an unknown desert that exists in a realm beyond the confines of civilization.
Style: contemplative, surreal, atmospheric, serious, captivating ...
Plot: desert, escapades, track down, parents and children, family relations, on the road, love and romance, father daughter relationship, murder, chases and races, cause and meaning, fall in love ...
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Hundra (1983)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Spain, USA, Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Born in a tribe of fierce warrior women, Hundra has been raised to despise the influence of men. An archer, fighter and sword fighter, Hundra is superior to any male. Hundra finds her family slain and takes a vow of revenge until one day she meets ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, stylized, exciting ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
On the Silver Globe (1988)
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Duration: 166 min.
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Style: exciting, serious, stylized, atmospheric, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night
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Sucker Punch (2011)
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Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
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Style: surreal, atmospheric, exciting, sexy, mad ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
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Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
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