Movies like The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

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The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009)
 6.8
 142K
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK, France, Canada
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A traveling theater company gives its audience much more than they were expecting.
Style: surreal, stylized, humorous, semi serious, atmospheric, cerebral, offbeat, cult film, whimsical, allegory ...
Plot: imaginary kingdom, mysterious character, imagination, deal with the devil, immortality, journey, imaginary, mystery, haunted by the past, curses spells and rituals, protective parent, magic, bet, rescue, alternate reality, good versus evil, dwarf, destiny, transformation, adventure, ancient, god or devil, choice, leader, doctor ...
Place: london

Most similar movies to The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out stylized, visually appealing, cult film and humorous films with plots about storytelling, mentor, fantasy world, dialogue, destiny, adventure and escapades mostly in Adventure, Fantasy and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus: The Zero Theorem (2013), The 10th Kingdom (2000), Time Bandits (1981), The Fall (2006), Interstate 60 (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: UK, West Germany
Duration: 126 min.
Story: An account of Baron Munchausen's supposed travels and fantastical experiences with his band of misfits.
Style: surreal, cult film, epic, stylized, humorous ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: storytelling, moon, siege, horse, backstage, monster, european, balloon, baron, legends and myths, adventure, heroic mission ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey, ottoman empire, egypt, austria ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Zero Theorem (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, Romania, France, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A computer hacker's goal to discover the reason for human existence continually finds his work interrupted thanks to the Management; this time, they send a teenager and lusty love interest to distract him.
Style: thought provoking, surreal, cerebral, captivating, semi serious ...
Plot: escape from reality, loneliness, computers and web, computer genius, virtual reality, hacker, computer system, uncover truth, social misfits, cause and meaning, future dystopia, existence paradox ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The 10th Kingdom (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 417 min.
Story: Two centuries after Snow White and Cinderella had their adventures, the Nine Kingdoms ready themselves for the coronation of Prince Wendel, Snow White's grandson, to the throne of the Fourth Kingdom. But an evil once-queen has freed herself ...
Style: fairy tale, feel good, exciting, humorous, offbeat ...
Audience: teens, kids, pre-teens, family outing, girls' night
Plot: fairy, adventure, good versus evil, creature, magical, supernatural ability, journey, imaginary, mythology, parallel world, friendship, curses spells and rituals ...
Place: new york, virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 57K
Time Bandits (1981)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Young history buff Kevin can scarcely believe it when six dwarfs emerge from his closet one night. Former employees of the Supreme Being, they've purloined a map charting all of the holes in the fabric of time and are using it to steal ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, stylized, absurd, cult film ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids
Plot: treasure, time travel, good versus evil, adventure, map, adventurer, giant, alternate dimension, magic, burglary, heroic mission, dwarf ...
Time: 80s
Place: london, ancient greece, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.9
 106K
The Fall (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, South Africa, India
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In a hospital on the outskirts of 1920s Los Angeles, an injured stuntman begins to tell a fellow patient, a little girl with a broken arm, a fantastic story about 5 mythical heroes. Thanks to his fractured state of mind and her vivid imagination, ...
Style: surreal, offbeat, light, emotional, intense ...
Plot: imaginary kingdom, escape from reality, hospital, storytelling, adventure, friendship, imagination, adventurer, good versus evil, disguise, peril, horse ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1910s
Place: los angeles, india, istanbul turkey, taj mahal
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 29K
Interstate 60 (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: An aspiring painter meets various characters and learns valuable lessons while traveling across America.
Style: road movie, witty, surreal, enigmatic, offbeat ...
Audience: date night
Plot: road trip, alternate reality, self discovery, wish come true, choice, dream girl, self fulfillment, on the road, life philosophy, imaginary, changing the past or future, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Kids of the Round Table (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Set in modern times, Alex finds King Arthur's sword Excalibur and must prove himself worthy of it.
Style: humorous, stylized, offbeat, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: good versus evil, time travel, adventure, heroic mission, escapades, mischievous children, legends and myths, wizards and magicians, curses spells and rituals, battles, magic, boy hero ...
Time: middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: New Zealand, USA
Duration: 178 min.
Story: Young hobbit Frodo Baggins, after inheriting a mysterious ring from his uncle Bilbo, must leave his home in order to keep it from falling into the hands of its evil creator. Along the way, a fellowship is formed to protect the ringbearer and make ...
Style: atmospheric, exciting, epic, stylized, captivating ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: good versus evil, fantasy world, adventure, imaginary kingdom, journey, friendship, imaginary, mythology, sword and sorcery, save the world, heroic mission, wizards ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.4
 120K
Labyrinth (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Frustrated with babysitting on yet another weekend night, Sarah - a teenager with an active imagination - summons the Goblins from her favourite book, "Labyrinth", to take the baby stepbrother away. When little Toby actually disappears, ...
Style: gothic, fairy tale, offbeat, humorous, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: fantasy world, rescue, good versus evil, adventure, beast, hopes, danger, heroes, puppet, surrealism, friendship, rock ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 22K
Mirrormask (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In a fantasy world of opposing kingdoms, a 15-year old girl must find the fabled MirrorMask in order to save the kingdom and get home
Style: atmospheric, stylized, exciting, light, serious ...
Audience: teens, kids, date night, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, adventure, alternate reality, save the kingdom, imaginary, heroes, change of heart, heroic mission, magic, coming of age, fantasy world, circus ...
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 8.0
 407K
Big Fish (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Throughout his life Edward Bloom has always been a man of big appetites, enormous passions and tall tales. In his later years, he remains a huge mystery to his son, William. Now, to get to know the real man, Will begins piecing together a true ...
Style: surreal, feel good, sentimental, offbeat, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: adventure, witch, loneliness, storytelling, fantasy world, circus, fish, escapades, parents and children, true love, mermaid, cancer ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 80s, 50s, 1930s ...
Place: usa, texas, miami, alabama, congo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Alice in Wonderland (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Alice, an unpretentious and individual 19-year-old, is betrothed to a dunce of an English nobleman. At her engagement party, she escapes the crowd to consider whether to go through with the marriage and falls down a hole in the garden after spotting ...
Style: fairy tale, atmospheric, surreal, captivating, colourful ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: imaginary kingdom, fantasy world, escape from reality, adventure, good versus evil, talking animals, queen, magical, imagination, journey, cat, imaginary ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1800s, 1870s
Place: china, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: King Arthur, accompanied by his squire, recruits his Knights of the Round Table, including Sir Bedevere the Wise, Sir Lancelot the Brave, Sir Robin the Not-Quite-So-Brave-As-Sir-Lancelot and Sir Galahad the Pure. On the way, Arthur battles the Black ...
Style: absurd, humorous, surreal, cult film, ironic ...
Plot: holy grail, monty python, adventure, monk, legends and myths, king arthur, sword fight, knight, courage, disorder, parody, absurd humor ...
Time: middle ages
Place: england, europe, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Big Trouble in Little China (1986)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When trucker, Jack Burton agreed to take his friend, Wang Chi to pick up his fiancee at the airport, he never expected to get involved in a supernatural battle between good and evil. Wang's fiancee has emerald green eyes, which make her a ...
Style: humorous, stylized, exciting, semi serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: truck driver, adventure, kidnapping, good versus evil, martial arts, magic, rescue, race against time, heroic mission, curses spells and rituals, danger, prophecy ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, california, usa, china, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Hawk the Slayer (1980)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Hawk the Slayer, after seeing both his father and bride die at the hands of his malevolent brother, Voltan, sets out for revenge and the chance to live up to his title. Tooling himself up with the "mind-sword" and recruiting a motley band ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, atmospheric, stylized, homoerotic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, family outing
Plot: sword and sorcery, magic, sorceress, sword, witchcraft, slavery, crossbow, good versus evil, adventure, vengeance, rivalry, vigilantism ...
Time: middle ages, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Thomas and the Magic Railroad (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Mr. Conductor's supply of magic gold dust, which allows him to travel between Shining Time and Thomas's island, is critically low. Unfortunately, he doesn't know how to get more. Meanwhile, Thomas is fending off attacks by the nasty ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, entertaining, whimsical, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: train, imaginary kingdom, friendship, family, adventure, good versus evil, rivalry, danger, youth, young heroes, parents and children, escapades ...
Time: 2000s
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Jack the Giant Slayer (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The story of an ancient war that is reignited when a young farmhand unwittingly opens a gateway between our world and a fearsome race of giants. Unleashed on the Earth for the first time in centuries, the giants strive to reclaim the land they once ...
Style: fairy tale, exciting, stylized, enigmatic, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: giant, adventure, imaginary kingdom, youth, curses spells and rituals, legends and myths, heroic mission, save the princess, princess, family, imaginary, heroes ...
Time: 18th century
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Brothers Grimm (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Czech Republic, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Folklore collectors and con artists, Jake and Will Grimm, travel from village to village pretending to protect townsfolk from enchanted creatures and performing exorcisms. However, they are put to the test when they encounter a real magical curse ...
Style: fairy tale, exciting, gothic, light, entertaining ...
Plot: dark fantasy, curses spells and rituals, fantasy world, supernatural, adventure, witch, wizards, fairy, danger, medieval, magic, kidnapping ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1810s, 1790s
Place: germany, europe, frankfurt germany, hamburg germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
Movie in collections
The Dark Crystal (1982)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: On another planet in the distant past, a Gelfling embarks on a quest to find the missing shard of a magical crystal and restore order to his world, before the grotesque race of Skeksis find and use the crystal for evil.
Style: serious, exciting, light, stylized, cult film ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: fantasy world, dark fantasy, puppetry, good versus evil, race against time, adventure, mission, crystal, wizards, parallel universe, imaginary, escapades ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.0
 227K
Sucker Punch (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A young girl is institutionalized by her abusive stepfather. Retreating to an alternative reality as a coping strategy, she envisions a plan which will help her escape from the mental facility.
Style: atmospheric, surreal, exciting, sexy, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: escape from reality, violence, adventure, alternate reality, imaginary, confined, lobotomy, escape, sexual abuse, survival, patient, danger ...
Place: vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Super Mario Bros. (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA, Japan, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Mario and Luigi, plumbers from Brooklyn, find themselves in an alternate universe where evolved dinosaurs live in hi-tech squalor. They're the only hope to save our universe from invasion by the dino dictator, Koopa.
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, entertaining, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, save the world, good versus evil, rescue, heroic mission, family, heroes, escapades, parallel world, save the princess, computer game, transformation ...
Time: 90s, future, 1990s, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Erik the Viking (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: UK, Sweden
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Erik the Viking gathers warriors from his village and sets out on a dangerous journey to Valhalla, to ask the gods to end the Age of Ragnorok and allow his people to see sunlight again. A Pythonesque satire of Viking life.
Style: humorous, not serious, offbeat, exciting, cult film ...
Plot: viking, satire, adventure, norse mythology, parody, good versus evil, friendship, rivalry, heroes, escapades, friends, heroic mission ...
Time: middle ages, 11th century
Place: norway, australia, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.7
 59K
Pan (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK, Australia
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Living a bleak existence at a London orphanage, 12-year-old Peter finds himself whisked away to the fantastical world of Neverland. Adventure awaits as he meets new friend James Hook and the warrior Tiger Lily. They must band together to save ...
Style: fairy tale, stylized, exciting, serious, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: fantasy world, orphan, pirate, magic, heroes, journey, adventure, flying, mischievous children, young heroes, danger, escapades ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 18th century, future
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Movie in collections
The Golden Voyage of Sinbad (1973)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Sinbad and his crew intercept a homunculus carrying a golden tablet. Koura, the creator of the homunculus and practitioner of evil magic, wants the tablet back and pursues Sinbad. Meanwhile Sinbad meets the Vizier who has another part of the ...
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, stylized, suspense ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: cyclops, good versus evil, island, pirate, adventurer, treasure hunt, map, adventure, tattoo, supernatural, escapades, danger ...
Time: middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Malice in Wonderland (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Spain, USA, Bahrain
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A modern take on the classic fairytale, Alice in Wonderland, set in South East England.An American law student in London. Knocked down by a black cab, she wakes with amnesia in a world that's a million miles from home - Wonderland. We follow ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, exciting, stylized, semi serious ...
Plot: imaginary, memory loss, adventure, fish out of water, escapades, hopes, on the run, taxi, gangsters, female protagonist, amnesia, the underworld ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.1
 303
The Wonders (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Country: Israel
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Avi Nesher's new film tracks the complex relationship between a Jerusalem Graffiti artist and a mysterious modern day prophet who is imprisoned in an abandoned apartment across the Artist's window.
Style: atmospheric, humorous, witty, semi serious, surreal ...
Plot: investigation, lifestyle, amateur detective, mysterious character, mystery, society, artists and showbiz, religions or cults, supernatural power, rabbi, private detective, intrigue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Raoul Duke and his attorney Dr. Gonzo drive a red convertible across the Mojave desert to Las Vegas with a suitcase full of drugs to cover a motorcycle race. As their consumption of drugs increases at an alarming rate, the stoned duo trash their ...
Style: psychedelic, surreal, clever, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: drug abuse, lsd, american dream, hallucination, journalism, hitchhiker, surrealism, addiction, cocaine, road trip, lawyer, culture clash ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1965
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Neverending Story III (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young boy must restore order when a group of bullies steal the magical book that acts as a portal between Earth and the imaginary world of Fantasia.
Style: offbeat, feel good, stylized, semi serious, cult film ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: magic, good versus evil, book, fantasy world, family, adventure, youth, danger, parallel world, escapades, imaginary, heroes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.9
 129K
Into the Woods (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: In a woods filled with magic and fairy tale characters, a baker and his wife set out to end the curse put on them by their neighbor, a spiteful witch.
Style: fairy tale, stylized, melancholic, talky, lyrical ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, witch, in the woods, wizards and magicians, imaginary, curses spells and rituals, good versus evil, cinderella, witches, lost in the woods, moral ambiguity, redemption ...
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: New Zealand, USA
Duration: 179 min.
Story: Frodo and Sam are trekking to Mordor to destroy the One Ring of Power while Gimli, Legolas and Aragorn search for the orc-captured Merry and Pippin. All along, nefarious wizard Saruman awaits the Fellowship members at the Orthanc Tower in Isengard.
Style: epic, exciting, captivating, atmospheric, scenic ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: fantasy world, adventure, good versus evil, elf, wizards, imaginary, friendship, imaginary kingdom, save the world, warrior, magical, monster ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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