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The Master and Margarita (2006)
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The Master and Margarita (2006)
Original name: Мастер и Маргарита
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Russia
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Master is a talented writer in Moscow working on a manuscript about the biblical Jesus and Pontius Pilate. Authorities in Moscow are harassing Master by surveillance and intimidation. Victimized by their harassment, Master throws his manuscript into the fire, before he is locked up in a mental clinic. His assistant and Muse Margarita tries to help Master using the supernatural powers she got from the devil - Woland who is visiting Moscow..
Style: surreal, captivating, suspenseful, twists and turns, mind bending, suspense
Plot: surveillance, manuscript, female nudity, mental institution, mysticism, muse, destiny, life philosophy, life & death, buddies, surrealism, justice, storytelling, twists & turns, talking cat, couple relations, brutality, greed, state affairs, writers, insanity, large breasts, bare breasts, female full frontal nudity, flashback
Time: 1930s
Place: soviet union, russia, jerusalem, ussr

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Heavenly Judgement (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Russia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Lawyers Andrew and Benjamin are friends who share a lot, but their work puts them on opposite sides. Their trials do not occur in this life but in the afterlife. They are members of the Sky Court deciding where a human soul should go after death- ...
Style: thought provoking, melancholic, bleak, disturbing, sincere
Plot: life philosophy, justice, redemption, dishonesty, buddies, friends, transformation, friendship, family relations, love and romance, couple relations, vengeance ...
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Split (2016)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The story of a young woman who takes an epic journey to claim her own darkness and sexuality so she can stop putting it into the hands of her abusive lover. When Inanna, a young actress, working as a stripper, becomes obsessed with a mask maker, ...
Style: captivating, surreal, psychological
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I Never Promised You a Rose Garden (1977)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A disturbed,institutionalized 16-year-old girl struggles between fantasy and reality.
Style: surreal, emotional, psychological, gloomy, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mental institution, mental illness, nudity (full frontal - brief), hopes, confined, life is a bitch, youth, misfit, doctors and patients, teenage life, strong female presence, graphic violence ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: paris france
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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'.
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Plot: imaginary, rivalry, escapades, danger, dishonesty, memory loss, vengeance, island, legends and myths, royal family, parents and children, imaginary kingdom ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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What Dreams May Come (1998)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, New Zealand
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Chris Neilson dies to find himself in a heaven more amazing than he could have ever dreamed of. There is one thing missing: his wife. After he dies, his wife, Annie killed herself and went to hell. Chris decides to risk eternity in hades for the ...
Style: philosophical, touching, surreal, inspirational, emotional ...
Plot: afterlife, redemption, heaven and hell, life philosophy, hell, loss of child, life & death, husband wife reunion, family relations, painting, love, destiny ...
Time: 90s
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The Adventures of God (2000)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Argentina
Duration: 84 min.
Story: It tells the story of a man and a woman trapped inside what appears to be a dream set in the labyrinthine hallways, mysterious rooms of a large hotel in the 30's, facing the sea.
Style: art house, captivating, absurd, surreal
Plot: miraculous event, religion, pregnancy, philosophy, surrealism, absurdism, murder, shooting, nightmare, sexuality, memory, dream ...
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Trance (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Russia, France, Portugal
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Sonia, a girl from St Petersburg, decides to seek a better life in western Europe. She first gets a job at a car dealer in Germany. But she is suddenly kidnapped and sold into sexual slavery. She will be dragged from country to country and ...
Style: tense, suspense, suspenseful, touching
Plot: sex slavery, organized crime, russian, forced prostitution, prostitute, abduction, human trafficking, brothel, humiliation, violence against women, rape, female director ...
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Akira Kurosawa's Dreams (1990)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A collection of magical tales based upon the actual dreams of director Akira Kurosawa.
Style: atmospheric, surreal, contemplative, serious, captivating ...
Plot: tunnel, painting, apocalypse, contamination, rain, legends and myths, artist, life & death, wise man, nuclear holocaust, nuclear, chaos ...
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Scarlet Sails (1961)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 88 min.
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Style: romantic, lyrical, sentimental, scenic, fairy tale
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Time: 19th century
Place: russia, ussr, soviet union
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Holy Motors (2012)
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Country: France, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 115 min.
Story: We follow 24 hours in the life of a being moving from life to life like a cold and solitary assassin moving from hit to hit. In each of these interwoven lives, the being possesses an entirely distinct identity: sometimes a man, sometimes a woman, ...
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Butterfly Dreaming (2008)
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Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
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Duration: 124 min.
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Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (2010)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Thailand, UK, France, Germany, Spain, Netherlands
Duration: 114 min.
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Style: atmospheric, meditative, surreal, disturbing, visually appealing ...
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Place: thailand, asia, tokyo, japan
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Duration: 106 min.
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Style: suspense, suspenseful, disturbing, rough, captivating
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Duration: 95 min.
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48%
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48%
Day of the Idiots (1981)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: West Germany
Duration: 110 min.
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Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
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Country: Japan
Duration: 104 min.
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Style: surreal, psychedelic, avant garde
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46%
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Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
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Style: gothic, suspense
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Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
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Style: complex, suspenseful, suspense, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: library, life is a bitch, violence, psychopath, life & death, brutality, society, hospital, danger, pubic hair, male nudity, homelessness ...
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City of Women (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 139 min.
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Style: surreal, atmospheric, clever, offbeat, humorous ...
Plot: feminism, sexual relations, satire, crimes, love and romance, hostages, politics, battle of the sexes, strong female presence, hostage, fish out of water, couple relations ...
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44%
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Country: Sweden, Germany, Norway, France
Duration: 78 min.
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