Movies like Pan's Labyrinth

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Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
Original name: El laberinto del fauno
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 father, Ofelia must complete three terrifying tasks.
Style: fairy tale, dark fantasy, atmospheric, gothic, stylized, surreal, macabre, serious, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: kids
Plot: monster, maze, legends and myths, good versus evil, fantasy world, fairy, young heroes, magical, alternate reality, mythology, creature, cruelty, imagination, imaginary kingdom, death, fascism, resistance, war, spanish civil war, killings, mythical creature, violence, goth, magic, sacrifice ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1944, 40s
Place: spain, europe

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Most similar movies to Pan's Labyrinth

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out atmospheric, visually appealing, dark fantasy and stylized films with plots about storytelling, fantasy world, dialogue, surrealism, danger, transformation and magic mostly in Fantasy, Drama and Adventure genres. Some movies like Pan's Labyrinth: The Shape of Water (2017), The Fall (2006), The NeverEnding Story (1984), Mirrormask (2005), Crimson Peak (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Belgium, Canada
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A teenager finds himself transported to an island where he must help protect a group of orphans with special powers from creatures intent on destroying them.
Style: dark fantasy, exciting, gothic, atmospheric, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, teens, family outing, girls' night
Plot: time travel, magic, time loop, monster, fantasy world, children, adventure, youth, orphan, supernatural power, beautiful scenery, boarding school ...
Time: year 1943, victorian era, 1940s, year 2016
Place: england, wales, florida, europe
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The Shape of Water (2017)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico
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, touching, fairy tale, romantic, disturbing ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: sign language, interspecies romance, creature, love story, laboratory, rescue, female protagonist, interspecies sex, cold war, supernatural, mute woman, scientist ...
Time: year 1962, 60s
Place: maryland, baltimore, ussr, pittsburgh, usa
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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, mind bending, light, fairy tale, emotional ...
Plot: hospital, suicide attempt, imagination, imaginary kingdom, adventure, friendship, escape from reality, surrealism, adventurer, good versus evil, disguise, peril ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 20th century
Place: california, los angeles, india, istanbul turkey, taj mahal
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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: fairy tale, feel good, light, surreal, touching ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, chick flick, teens
Plot: adventure, dragon, imaginary kingdom, good versus evil, magic, mythology, child protagonist, imagination, fantasy world, oracle, heroic mission, giant ...
Time: 80s, year 1984
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Mirrormask (2005)
Genre: Drama, 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, dark, fairy tale, dark fantasy ...
Audience: teens, kids, date night, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: imaginary kingdom, fantasy world, adventure, alternate reality, magic, circus, coming of age, mother daughter relationship, good versus evil, parallel universe, save the kingdom, juggling ...
Place: england
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Crimson Peak (2015)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
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, dark fantasy, atmospheric, gothic horror, macabre ...
Plot: ghost, haunted house, incest, supernatural, murder, brother sister incest, psychopath, old mansion, betrayal, estate, ghost story, supernatural romance ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 1890s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, usa
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Coraline (2009)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, 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: gothic, surreal, dark fantasy, dark, scary ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, preschoolers, horror for children
Plot: monster, parallel world, adventure, alternate reality, secret place, heroine, weirdo, family, children, family relations, talking animals, young heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oregon, usa, michigan, texas
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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: dark fantasy, surreal, fairy tale, disturbing, stylized ...
Plot: witch, medieval, fantasy world, beautiful scenery, ogre, violence, obsession, imagination, magic, brutality, greed, existentialism ...
Time: 17th century
Place: italy, southern italy
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Tideland (2005)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Because of the actions of her irresponsible parents, a young girl is left alone on a decrepit country estate and survives inside her fantastic imagination.
Style: surreal, psychedelic, dark fantasy, disturbing, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: heroin, imagination, isolation, surrealism, mental illness, addiction, drug addiction, child neglect, abandoned house, drug abuse, loneliness, secret ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, austin texas, usa, texas
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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: disturbing, suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, supernatural, children, nightmare, imaginary kingdom, visceral, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, alternate reality, serial killer, transformation, supernatural ability ...
Time: 80s
Place: england
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The City of Lost Children (1995)
Genre: Drama, 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, gothic, atmospheric, disturbing, stylized ...
Audience: kids
Plot: steampunk, distopia, friendship, good versus evil, mad scientist, adventure, french, children, cloning, cyberpunk, island, clones ...
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Where the Wild Things Are (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Germany, USA, Australia
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, talky, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: fantasy world, imaginary kingdom, loneliness, creature, mischievous children, childhood, magical, coming of age, adventure, anger, imagination, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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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, dark fantasy, scary ...
Plot: werewolf, beast, supernatural, surrealism, grandmother, woman in danger, dream, wolf, medieval, dangerous attraction, legends and myths, haunted by the past ...
Time: 18th century, 80s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
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Bridge to Terabithia (2007)
Genre: 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, touching, tear jerker, sad, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: friendship, childhood, imagination, escape from reality, loneliness, magical, classmate, friends, loss of friend, social misfits, teenage boy, school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Alice in Wonderland (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
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: fairy tale, atmospheric, surreal, colourful, gothic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night
Plot: fantasy world, adventure, imaginary kingdom, escape from reality, imagination, magic, good versus evil, talking animals, journey, magical, youth, queen ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1870s
Place: london, china
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The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
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: fairy tale, atmospheric, exciting, epic, scenic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens, girls' night
Plot: witch, good versus evil, fantasy world, adventure, imaginary kingdom, legends and myths, family, magical, parallel world, talking animals, magic, heroes ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1940
Place: london, england
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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: surreal, sexy, atmospheric, exciting, thought provoking ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: alternate reality, escape from reality, steampunk, violence, dragon, confined, adventure, escape, robot, lobotomy, samurai, female assassin ...
Place: vermont
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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, stylized, colourful, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, supernatural, parallel world, magic, dragon, fantasy world, ghost, adventure, witch, surrealism, philosophy, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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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, atmospheric, exciting, captivating, dark fantasy ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: adventure, fantasy world, good versus evil, magical, elf, friendship, wizards, imaginary kingdom, sword fight, warrior, sword and sorcery, creature ...
Time: prehistoric times, prehistory
Place: new zealand
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The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (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: emotional, touching, sad, heartbreaking, serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens
Plot: world war two, holocaust, concentration camp, jewish, childhood, nazi, war, friendship, nazism, against humanity, gas chamber, boy ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany, poland, europe, berlin germany, switzerland
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Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A fantasy adventure that picks up several years after Maleficent, in which audiences learned of the events that hardened the heart of Disney’s most notorious villain and drove her to curse a baby Princess Aurora, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil ...
Style: fairy tale, dark fantasy, atmospheric, sincere, touching ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: fairy, magical creature, strong female character, kingdom, evil queen, witchcraft, magical power, female protagonist, princess, crown, castle, queen ...
Place: europe, united kingdom, france
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Snow White (2012)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Spain, Belgium, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A black and white silent movie, based on the Snow White fairy tale, that is set in a romantic version of 1920s Seville and centered on a female bullfighter.
Style: atmospheric, captivating, stylized, gothic, fairy tale ...
Plot: bullfighting, matador, desire for fame, rise to the top, ambition, good versus evil, physical appearance, escapades, intrigue, dishonesty, rivalry, poisoning ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, year 1929
Place: spain
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Edward Scissorhands (1990)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A small suburban town receives a visit from a castaway unfinished science experiment named Edward.
Style: gothic, surreal, fairy tale, atmospheric, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, kids, date night, family outing
Plot: goth, loneliness, surrealism, love, social misfits, freak, christmas, romance, love and romance, snow, fall in love, impossible love ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 50s, 90s
Place: usa, florida
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Maleficent (2014)
Genre: 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: fairy tale, dark fantasy, captivating, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: witch, disney, princess, fairy, good versus evil, fantasy world, imaginary kingdom, magical, wizards and magicians, magical creature, queen, heroine ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: france, europe, scotland
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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: epic, experimental, talky, surreal, captivating ...
Plot: children, surrealism, decadence, sea disaster, memory loss, legends and myths, imaginary kingdom, island, vengeance, royal family, parents and children, dishonesty ...
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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: psychedelic, surreal, disturbing, art house, mind bending ...
Plot: hermaphrodite, alchemist, female nudity, surrealism, breaking the fourth wall, enlightenment, male nudity, bird, mountain, immortality, spiritual journey, hippopotamus ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: mexico, latin america, peru
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The Crow (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
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, dark fantasy, rough, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: supernatural, vengeance, goth, halloween, superhero, vigilantism, good versus evil, afterlife, vigilante, murder, back from the dead, justice ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: michigan, detroit
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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: New Zealand, USA
Duration: 169 min.
Story: Bilbo Baggins, a hobbit enjoying his quiet life, is swept into an epic quest by Gandalf the Grey and thirteen dwarves who seek to reclaim their mountain home from Smaug, the dragon.
Style: epic, breathtaking, captivating, dark fantasy, scenic ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: dragon, adventure, fantasy world, wizards, imaginary kingdom, elf, creature, magical, adventurer, mythology, obsessive quest, warrior ...
Time: 2010s, prehistoric times, prehistory
Place: new zealand
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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: gothic, scary, suspenseful, suspense, dark ...
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, child in peril, creature, monster, parents and children, deadly creature, hearing voices, little girl, teeth, family relations, mansion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s, 70s
Place: rhode island, usa
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Ivan's Childhood (1962)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Poetic journey through the shards and shadows of one boy’s war-ravaged youth.
Style: atmospheric, reflective, meditative, bleak, psychological ...
Audience: kids
Plot: world war two, war, orphan, courage, great patriotic war, anti war, coming of age, man boy relationship, child spy, death, adolescence, innocence lost ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: russia, ussr, europe, berlin germany, japan
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