Movies like Pan's Labyrinth

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Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
 8.2
 565K
Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
Original name: El laberinto del fauno
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, War
Country: Spain, Mexico, USA
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 father, Ofelia must complete three terrifying tasks.
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, fairy tale, gothic, macabre, serious, captivating, bleak, stylized, surreal ...
Plot: dark fantasy, monster, fairy, legends and myths, imaginary, good versus evil, young heroes, imaginary kingdom, creature, death, magical, fascism, resistance, imagination, in the woods, rebel, cruelty, fantasy world, princess, violence, killings, war, brutality, army, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: spain, europe

Most similar movies to Pan's Labyrinth

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, stylized, atmospheric and fairy tale films with plots about storytelling, dialogue, fantasy world, mentor, brutality, runaway and catastrophe mostly in Fantasy, Drama and Adventure genres. Some movies like Pan's Labyrinth: The Fall (2006), Spirited Away (2001), Bridge to Terabithia (2007), The Shape of Water (2017), Crimson Peak (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.9
 101K
The Fall (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, 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: offbeat, surreal, stylized, epic, psychological ...
Plot: imaginary kingdom, hospital, imagination, storytelling, suicide attempt, translator, torture, death, theft, princess, morphine, sacrifice ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 1910s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, taj mahal, india, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.6
 546K
Spirited Away (2001)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A young girl, Chihiro, becomes trapped in a strange new world of spirits. When her parents undergo a mysterious transformation, she must call upon the courage she never knew she had to free her family.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, offbeat, stylized, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: parallel world, ghost, supernatural, fantasy world, witch, adventure, dragon, rescue, imaginary, friendship, curses spells and rituals, magical ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Bridge to Terabithia (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Jesse Aarons trained all summer to become the fastest runner in school, so he's very upset when newcomer Leslie Burke outruns him and everyone else. Despite this and other differences, including that she's rich, he's poor, and ...
Style: emotional, captivating, touching, sentimental, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, loneliness, imaginary, childhood, loss of friend, escape from reality, magical, social misfits, secret, tragic event, classmates, imaginary kingdom ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Shape of Water (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: An other-worldly story, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962, where a mute janitor working at a lab falls in love with an amphibious man being held captive there and devises a plan to help him escape.
Style: biting, disturbing, touching, romantic, ambiguous ending ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: sign language, supernatural, laboratory, creature, interracial friendship, cold war, love story, escape, captive, rescue, scientist, interspecies sex ...
Time: 1960s, year 1962
Place: baltimore, maryland, pittsburgh, united states, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.5
 120K
Crimson Peak (2015)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In the aftermath of a family tragedy, an aspiring author is torn between love for her childhood friend and the temptation of a mysterious outsider. Trying to escape the ghosts of her past, she is swept away to a house that breathes, bleeds… and ...
Style: gothic, suspenseful, atmospheric, twist ending, scary ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, estate, supernatural, murder, incest, greed, supernatural romance, dark fantasy, ghosts, love, ghost story ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1890s, victorian era, 1800s
Place: england, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 171K
Coraline (2009)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When Coraline moves to an old house, she feels bored and neglected by her parents. She finds a hidden door with a bricked up passage. During the night, she crosses the passage and finds a parallel world where everybody has buttons instead of eyes, ...
Style: surreal, gothic, scary, dark, stylized ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: parallel world, adventure, dark fantasy, parents and children, danger, family, young heroes, imagination, save the day, neighbor, dream, secret place ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oregon, usa, michigan, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Siblings Lucy, Edmund, Susan and Peter step through a magical wardrobe and find the land of Narnia. There, the they discover a charming, once peaceful kingdom that has been plunged into eternal winter by the evil White Witch, Jadis. Aided by the ...
Style: atmospheric, exciting, fairy tale, epic, scenic ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: imaginary kingdom, witch, good versus evil, self sacrifice, fantasy world, magical, throne, parallel world, king, young heroes, legends and myths, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: dungeon, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Alice in Wonderland (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
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: surreal, atmospheric, fairy tale, captivating, colourful ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: imaginary kingdom, fantasy world, good versus evil, escape from reality, queen, imagination, cat, journey, magical, adventure, transformation, magic ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1870s, victorian era, 1800s
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Movie in collections
The Company of Wolves (1984)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An adaptation of Angela Carter's fairy tales. Young Rosaleen dreams of a village in the dark woods, where Granny tells her cautionary tales in which innocent maidens are tempted by wolves who are hairy on the inside. As Rosaleen grows into ...
Style: fairy tale, gothic, surreal, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: werewolf, beast, coming of age, supernatural, danger, youth, stalking, good versus evil, mind game, imaginary, dangerous attraction, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 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, pre-teens, family outing, teens, date night
Plot: imaginary kingdom, adventure, save the kingdom, imaginary, heroes, heroic mission, change of heart, magic, coming of age, fantasy world, circus, mother daughter relationship ...
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.4
 24K
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: tense, disturbing, surreal, stylized, fairy tale ...
Plot: dark fantasy, witch, violence, circus, fantasy world, magic, imagination, obsession, ogre, castle, queen, king ...
Time: 17th century
Place: italy, southern italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (2010)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia, Mexico
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A young girl sent to live with her father and his new girlfriend discovers creatures in her new home who want to claim her as one of their own.
Style: atmospheric, gothic, suspenseful, scary, stylized ...
Plot: danger, parents and children, supernatural, monster, bathtub, teeth, creature, deadly creature, haunted house, estate, deadly, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: rhode island, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Where the Wild Things Are (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany, Australia, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Max imagines running away from his mom and sailing to a far-off land where large talking beasts -- Ira, Carol, Douglas, the Bull, Judith and Alexander -- crown him as their king, play rumpus, build forts and discover secret hideaways.
Style: stylized, touching, emotional, captivating, talky ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: loneliness, imaginary kingdom, magical, mischievous children, creature, anger, adventure, childhood, imaginary, young heroes, journey, adventurer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.1
 217K
Sucker Punch (2011)
Genre: Action, 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, sexy, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sexual abuse, imaginary, escape from reality, adventure, confined, escape, survival, violence, imagination, child abuse, danger, patient ...
Place: vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 7.6
 154K
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, exciting, suspenseful, rough, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: halloween, afterlife, vengeance, supernatural, superhero, vigilantism, vigilante, dark fantasy, good versus evil, goth, murder, back from the dead ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When his family moves from their home in Berlin to a strange new house in Poland, young Bruno befriends Shmuel, a boy who lives on the other side of the fence where everyone seems to be wearing striped pajamas. Unaware of Shmuel's fate as a ...
Style: touching, emotional, heartbreaking, serious, disturbing ...
Audience: kids
Plot: holocaust, friendship, against humanity, childhood, concentration camp, jewish, young heroes, wartime life, nazi germany, atrocity, nazism, tragic event ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, poland, europe, berlin germany, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 163K
Dracula Untold (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, War
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Vlad Tepes is a great hero, but when he learns the Sultan is preparing for battle and needs to form an army of 1,000 boys, including Vlad's son, he vows to find a way to protect his family. Vlad turns to dark forces in order to get the power to ...
Style: gothic, scary, exciting, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: supernatural, vampire, legends and myths, adventure, dracula, immortality, family in danger, blood, transformation, bite, bravery, mythology ...
Time: 15th century, 19th century
Place: romania, ottoman empire, transylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
 6.9
 61K
Peter Pan (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: UK, Australia, USA, New Zealand
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In stifling Edwardian London, Wendy Darling mesmerizes her brothers every night with bedtime tales of swordplay, swashbuckling and the fearsome Captain Hook. But the children become the heroes of an even greater story, when Peter Pan flies into ...
Style: feel good, exciting, captivating, fairy tale, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: pirate, adventure, fairy, first love, childhood, imaginary kingdom, imaginary, mermaid, parents and children, fantasy world, island, young heroes ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: europe, london, big ben london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
The Spirit of the Beehive (1973)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Spain
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War, Ana, a sensitive seven-year-old girl in a rural Spanish hamlet is traumatized after a traveling projectionist screens a print of James Whale's 1931 "Frankenstein" for the village. The ...
Style: atmospheric, touching, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: spanish civil war, cat, beehive, civil war, innocence lost, siblings relations, family relations, youth, family life, life is a bitch, imaginary character, society ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: spain, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.0
 301K
Maleficent (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The untold story of Disney's most iconic villain from the 1959 classic 'Sleeping Beauty'. A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading ...
Style: stylized, exciting, captivating, serious, fairy tale ...
Plot: fairy, witch, good versus evil, magical, dark fantasy, fantasy world, betrayal, in the woods, princess, curses spells and rituals, king, heroine ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Wind That Shakes the Barley (2006)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Ireland, UK, Germany, Italy, Spain, France, Belgium, Switzerland, Netherlands
Duration: 127 min.
Story: In 1920s Ireland young doctor Damien O'Donovan prepares to depart for a new job in a London hospital. As he says his goodbyes at a friend's farm, British Black and Tans arrive, and a young man is killed. Damien joins his brother Teddy in ...
Style: bleak, captivating, brutal, factual, bloody ...
Plot: civil war, ira, resistance, rebellion, politics, freedom, irish, torture, debate, occupation, injustice, rebel ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 1910s, 20th century
Place: ireland, england, europe, medical school, boston ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.6
 20K
The Tin Drum (1979)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: West Germany, France, Poland, Yugoslavia
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Oskar is born in Germany in 1924 with an advanced intellect. Repulsed by the hypocrisy of adults and the irresponsibility of society, he refuses to grow older after his third birthday.
Style: surreal, stylized, epic, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: fascism, circus, youth, coming of age, grownups, life is a bitch, society, polish, innocence lost, dealer, political unrest, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1930s, 1940s ...
Place: germany, europe, poland, paris france, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.8
 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: tense, stylized, atmospheric, psychological, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, friendship, lighthouse, nightmare, house, drawing, coming of age, supernatural, school, stalking, danger, youth ...
Time: 80s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Movie in collections
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: serious, stylized, atmospheric, captivating, talky ...
Plot: rivalry, island, danger, wizards and magicians, sea disaster, royal family, dishonesty, memory loss, vengeance, escapades, legends and myths, imaginary kingdom ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.0
 20K
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 ...
Style: surreal, serious, atmospheric, enigmatic, stylized ...
Plot: another dimension, dark fantasy, nightmare comes true, supernatural, parent child relationship, good versus evil, imaginary, coma, self loathing, father daughter relationship, missing child, imagination ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Sleeping Voice (2011)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Spain
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Pepita travels to Madrid to be near her sister Hortensia who is pregnant and in prison. Hortensia is sentenced to death. The execution will not be carried out until after the baby is delivered. Pepita tries everything to stay the execution, but when ...
Style: serious, emotional, bleak, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: death sentence, spanish civil war, political unrest, family relations, false accusation, babies and infants, siblings relations, fall in love, dishonesty, woman in danger, danger, society ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Big Red One (1980)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A veteran sergeant of the World War I leads a squad in World War II, always in the company of the survivor Pvt. Griff, the writer Pvt. Zab, the Sicilian Pvt. Vinci and Pvt. Johnson in Vichy French Africa, Sicily, D-Day at Omaha Beach, Belgium and ...
Style: bleak, realistic, suspenseful, serious, exciting ...
Plot: sniper, d day, soldier, military, concentration camp, sergeant, war, survival, child birth, escapades, military life, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1943, year 1942, year 1945 ...
Place: sicily, africa, europe, germany, normandy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.0
 152K
Immortals (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Theseus is a mortal man chosen by Zeus to lead the fight against the ruthless King Hyperion, who is on a rampage across Greece to obtain a weapon that can destroy humanity.
Style: stylized, exciting, serious, epic, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: good versus evil, immortality, mythology, legends and myths, army, adventure, fight for supremacy, heroes, greek, vengeance, legendary, battles ...
Time: ancient history, future
Place: greece, ancient greece, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The NeverEnding Story (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: West Germany, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: While hiding from bullies in his school's attic, a young boy discovers the extraordinary land of Fantasia, through a magical book called The Neverending Story. The book tells the tale of Atreyu, a young warrior who, with the help of a luck ...
Style: feel good, touching, atmospheric, fairy tale, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, dragon, adventure, good versus evil, book, magic, evil force, escapades, imagination, oracle, mythology, giant ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
It Happened Here (1965)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, War
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: It is the Second World War. The Nazis have invaded Britain. There is a split between the resistance and those who prefer to collaborate with the invaders for a quiet life. The protagonist, a nurse, is caught in the middle.
Style: disturbing, rough, bleak, serious, realistic ...
Plot: military, fascism, politics, hospital, german occupation, life is a bitch, state affairs, dishonesty, society, anti war, countryside, holocaust ...
Time: 40s, 1910s, 1940s
Place: england, europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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