Movies like Ink

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Ink (2009)
 6.9
 21K
Ink (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Invisible forces exert power over us in our sleep. A mercenary named Ink, on a literal nightmare mission, captures the spirit of 8-year-old Emma in the dream world. To save her, the dream-givers marshal all their resources, focusing on saving the soul of Emma's tragically broken father.
Style: surreal, serious, atmospheric, enigmatic, stylized, mind bending, low-budget, visually appealing, weird, allegory ...
Plot: dark fantasy, another dimension, good versus evil, nightmare comes true, supernatural, parent child relationship, imaginary, coma, father daughter relationship, missing child, imagination, parallel universe, imaginary kingdom, nightmare, mind control, alternate reality, self loathing, parallel world, youth, family relations, sleeping, parents and children, dream come true, heroic mission, invisibility ...

Most similar movies to Ink

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, stylized, visually appealing and surreal films with plots about storytelling, fantasy world, imaginary, good versus evil, mentor, alternate reality and dialogue mostly in Fantasy, Drama and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like Ink: The City of Lost Children (1995), Paperhouse (1988), Mirrormask (2005), Cremaster 3 (2002), S. Darko (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The City of Lost Children (1995)
Genre: Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: France, Germany, Spain, Belgium, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A scientist in a surrealist society kidnaps children to steal their dreams, hoping that they slow his aging process.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, gothic, stylized, disturbing ...
Plot: friendship, distopia, rescue, mad scientist, island, clones, escape, french, good versus evil, street kid, adventure, children ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 5K
Paperhouse (1988)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Anna is becoming lost in the loneliness of her own world when she discovers she can visit another, a house she has drawn herself and occupied by a young disabled boy. But as she discovers more of the links between her fantasy world and the mundane ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, suspenseful, tense, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, supernatural, coming of age, supernatural ability, friendship, alternate reality, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, parallel world, house, drawing, nightmare ...
Time: 80s
Place: england
⇓ 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, offbeat ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, date night, pre-teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, adventure, alternate reality, save the kingdom, imaginary, heroes, heroic mission, change of heart, magic, coming of age, fantasy world, circus ...
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 1K
Cremaster 3 (2002)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 182 min.
Story: CREMASTER 3 (2002) is set in New York City and narrates the construction of the Chrysler Building, which is in itself a character - host to inner, antagonistic forces at play for access to the process of (spiritual) transcendence. These factions ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, surreal, experimental, serious ...
Plot: good versus evil, supernatural, skyscraper, punk, imaginary, danger, artists and showbiz, deadly, rivalry, apprentice, curses spells and rituals, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Movie in collections
 3.6
 13K
S. Darko (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: S. Darko follows Samantha Darko, the younger sister of Donnie, the protagonist of Donnie Darko, and her friend Corey. On their way to California, their car breaks down, forcing them to wait in a small town until it is fixed. While there, Samantha ...
Style: surreal, gothic, serious, psychological, mind bending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, small town, stranded, imaginary, best friends, supernatural, end of the world, surrealism, adaptation, life philosophy, storytelling, creativity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1995, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 8.2
 621K
Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, War
Country: Mexico, Spain
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Living with her tyrannical stepfather in a new home with her pregnant mother, 10-year-old Ofelia feels alone until she explores a decaying labyrinth guarded by a mysterious faun who claims to know her destiny. If she wishes to return to her real ...
Style: atmospheric, fairy tale, gothic, stylized, macabre ...
Plot: monster, dark fantasy, creature, fairy, imaginary kingdom, imaginary, legends and myths, good versus evil, young heroes, cruelty, death, imagination ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1944
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.8
 217K
Mr. Nobody (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Belgium, Germany, Canada, France, UK, Luxembourg, USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Nemo Nobody leads an ordinary existence with his wife and 3 children; one day, he wakes up as a mortal centenarian in the year 2092.
Style: mind bending, philosophical, psychological, thought provoking, surreal ...
Audience: date night
Plot: destiny, utopia, depression, life changing experience, alternate reality, philosophy, surrealism, parallel world, love and romance, family relations, teenage love, romance ...
Time: future, 20th century, 21st century, year 1975
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.4
 69K
Upside Down (2012)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In an alternate universe where twinned worlds have opposite gravities, a young man battles interplanetary prejudice and the laws of physics in his quest to reunite with the long-lost girl of his dreams in this visually stunning romantic adventure ...
Style: surreal, stylized, touching, artsy, futuristic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, parallel world, true love, alternate reality, gravity, romance, love and romance, old love, power of love, lovers apart, wanted, lovers reunited ...
Time: future
Place: latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Movie in collections
 7.4
 345K
Cloud Atlas (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Germany, Hong Kong, Singapore, China
Duration: 172 min.
Story: A set of six nested stories spanning time between the 19th century and a distant post-apocalyptic future. Cloud Atlas explores how the actions and consequences of individual lives impact one another throughout the past, the present and the future. ...
Style: thought provoking, psychological, atmospheric, surreal, enigmatic ...
Plot: life philosophy, destiny, reincarnation, human nature, dystopic future, life & death, death, karma, multiple storylines, love and romance, supernatural, tribe ...
Time: future, 1930s, 19th century, 20th century, 21st century ...
Place: seoul, san francisco, hawaii, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
Genre: Action, 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, scenic, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: fantasy world, adventure, good versus evil, imaginary kingdom, elf, wizards, magical, dark fantasy, imaginary, warrior, friendship, monster ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.1
 1K
Three Inches (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Walter Speckman is a nobody, until one day he is struck by lightning and gains the ability to move any object with his mind... but only for 3 inches at a time. A recruiter who knows of super-powered individuals finds Walter and offers him the chance ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, exciting, serious, psychotronic
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, superhuman powers, friendship, supernatural ability, imaginary, heroic mission, woman in danger, danger, good versus evil, rescue, car accident, hospital ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 4.5
 1K
Darklight (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Captured by a secret society known as the Faith and mentally controlled with a powerful spell, ancient demoness Lilith now lives as a young woman with no memory of her agless past. However, the terrifying plague unleashed by a rampaging monster, the ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, tense, scary ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: good versus evil, superhero, heroic mission, save the world, secret society, supernatural ability, race against time, deadly, danger, supernatural, survival, battles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.2
 21K
The Last Mimzy (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Two siblings begin to develop special talents after they find a mysterious box of toys, and soon their parents and even their teacher are drawn into a strange new world – and find a task ahead of them that is far more important than any of them ...
Style: touching, serious, inspirational, clever, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: time travel, psychic, young heroes, toys, teleportation, adventure, children, heroic mission, supernatural ability, family, danger, imaginary ...
Time: future
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Stargate: Continuum (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Ba'al travels back in time and prevents the Stargate program from being started. SG-1 must somehow restore history.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, futuristic, clever, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: time travel, space travel, space and aliens, changing the past or future, space wars, good versus evil, adventure, heroic mission, escapades, imaginary, save the world, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 1930s, year 1939, 2000s ...
Place: atlantic ocean, russia, egypt, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
A Rough Draft (2018)
Genre: Fantasy
Country: Russia
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Young Muscovite Kirill is a talented designer of computer games. One day, he is completely erased from the memory of everyone he knew and loved. Kirill learns that he has been chosen for an important and mysterious mission: to become a customs ...
Style: stylized, twists and turns, surreal, atmospheric
Plot: curses spells and rituals, chosen one, fantasy world, alternate reality, imagination, supernatural, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, parallel universe, heroes, supernatural ability, creativity, witch ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Escape from Tomorrow (2013)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In a world of fake castles and anthropomorphic rodents, an epic battle begins when an unemployed father's sanity is challenged by a chance encounter with two underage girls on holiday.
Style: surreal, mind bending, enigmatic, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: losing-it hero, parents and children, disorder, surrealism, paranoia, hallucination, family vacation, pursuit, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, hearing voices, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.4
 27K
Tale of Tales (2015)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Italy, France, UK
Duration: 134 min.
Story: From the bitter quest of the Queen of Longtrellis, to two mysterious sisters who provoke the passion of a king, to the King of Highhills obsessed with a giant Flea, these tales are inspired by the fairytales by Giambattista Basile.
Style: disturbing, surreal, stylized, fairy tale, atmospheric ...
Plot: dark fantasy, witch, fantasy world, violence, circus, magic, imagination, obsession, ogre, castle, king, twins ...
Time: 17th century
Place: italy, southern italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.3
 7K
Coma (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Russia
Duration: 111 min.
Story: After a colossal and mysterious accident a young talented architect comes back to his senses in a very odd world that only resembles the reality. This world is based on the memories of the ones who live in it - people who are currently finding ...
Style: enigmatic, exciting, atmospheric, futuristic, melancholic ...
Plot: subconscious, architect, coma, imaginary, virtual world, imagination, couples, getting home, research, scientist, monster, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Movie in collections
 6.7
 15K
Dragonslayer (1981)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The sorcerer and his apprentice Galen are on a mission to kill an evil dragon in order to save the King’s daughter from being sacrificed in accordance to a pact that the King himself made with the dragon to protect his kingdom. A fantasy film from ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, captivating, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: dragon, sword and sorcery, dark fantasy, magic, rescue, beast, apprentice, human sacrifice, adventure, sacrifice, supernatural, daring rescue ...
Time: middle ages, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
I, Frankenstein (2014)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: 200 years after his shocking creation, Dr. Frankenstein's creature, Adam, still walks the earth. But when he finds himself in the middle of a war over the fate of humanity, Adam discovers he holds the key that could destroy humankind.
Style: gothic, exciting, stylized, scary, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: supernatural, gargoyle, frankenstein, immortality, immortal, deadly creature, anti hero, monster, demon, save the world, world domination, fight ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1790s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl 3-D (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Everyone always knew that Max had a wild imagination, but no one believed that his wildest creations -- a boy raised by watchful great white sharks and a girl with the force of a volcano -- were real. Now, these two pint-sized action masters will ...
Style: feel good, surreal, entertaining, enigmatic, absurd ...
Audience: kids, teens, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: imaginary kingdom, imaginary, adventure, school, superhero, friendship, shark, heroes, fantasy becomes reality, magic, good versus evil, chosen one ...
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.4
 4K
The Aerial (2007)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Argentina
Duration: 99 min.
Story: La Antena (English: The Aerial, 2007) is an Argentine drama film, written and directed by acclaimed film director Esteban Sapir. The film features Alejandro Urdapilleta, Rafael Ferro, Florencia Raggi, and others. The movie begins with a pair of ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, surreal, silent film ...
Plot: distopia, neo noir, mind control, rebellion, social decay, human nature, corrupted ruler, life is a bitch, dishonesty, expressionism, totalitarianism, family relations ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Babylon 5: Thirdspace (1998)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Susan Ivanova discovers a derelict spaceship in hyperspace. They tow it back to Babylon 5, then strange things start happening. People are being telepathically taken over by aliens from another (third)space.
Style: futuristic, exciting, serious, stylized, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space station, outer space, evil alien, space and aliens, adventure, fight, mind control, chaos, good versus evil, heroes, escapades, imaginary ...
Time: future, 23rd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Movie in collections
 7.6
 167K
The Crow (1994)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Exactly one year after young rock guitarist Eric Draven and his fiancée are brutally killed by a ruthless gang of criminals, Draven -- watched over by a hypnotic crow -- returns from the grave to exact revenge.
Style: gothic, rough, cult film, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, vigilantism, halloween, afterlife, goth, supernatural, dark fantasy, superhero, vigilante, back from the dead, murder, good versus evil ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 8.0
 742K
Donnie Darko (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: After narrowly escaping a bizarre accident, a troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a large bunny rabbit that manipulates him to commit a series of crimes.
Style: psychological, mind bending, atmospheric, surreal, cult film ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: insanity, social misfits, time travel, hallucination, supernatural ability, imaginary friend, suburbs, society, youth, time loop, vandalism, teenage love ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1988, future
Place: virginia, usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Youth Without Youth (2007)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Romania, France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A love story wrapped in a mystery. Set in Europe before WWII, professor of language and philosophy Dominic Matei is struck by lightning and ages backwards from 70 to 40 in a week, attracting the world and the Nazis. While on the run, the professor ...
Style: atmospheric, philosophical, stylized, melancholic, psychological ...
Plot: danger, supernatural, suicidal, imaginary, aging, elderly, love affair, supernatural ability, fountain of youth, new identity, secret identity, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 50s, 70s, 1930s, 1940s, 40s ...
Place: romania, india, europe, asia, nepal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Phantasm IV: Oblivion (1998)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Taking off immediately where the last one ended, in this episode Mike travels across dimensions and time fleeing from the Tall Man, at the same time he tries to find the origins of his enemy, and what really happened the night that his brother died. ...
Style: weird, suspenseful, scary, serious, saga ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, time travel, good versus evil, cemetery, mausoleum, tall man, escapades, rescue, chases and races, master villain, riddles and clues, siblings relations ...
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Dark Crystal (1982)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
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, crystal, mission, wizards, imaginary, escapades, puppet ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 8.7
 1.7M
The Matrix (1999)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Set in the 22nd century, The Matrix tells the story of a computer hacker who joins a group of underground insurgents fighting the vast and powerful computers who now rule the earth.
Style: mind bending, philosophical, thought provoking, cerebral, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: future dystopia, artificial intelligence, distopia, cyberpunk, chosen one, man versus machine, existentialism, alternate reality, hacker, virtual reality, save the world, philosophy ...
Time: future, 90s, 1990s, 21st century, 20th century ...
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Snow White and the Huntsman (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 127 min.
Story: After the Evil Queen marries the King, she performs a violent coup in which the King is murdered and his daughter, Snow White, is taken captive. Almost a decade later, a grown Snow White is still in the clutches of the Queen. In order to obtain ...
Style: fairy tale, exciting, serious, stylized, epic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: good versus evil, magic, dark fantasy, evil queen, snow white, princess, witch, adventure, queen, sorceress, deception, imaginary kingdom ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%