Movies like Mazes and Monsters

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Mazes and Monsters (1982)
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Mazes and Monsters (1982)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: This film was the pinnacle of anti-D&D fearmongering. Bound together by a desire to play "Mazes and Monsters," Robbie and his four college classmates decide to move the board game into the local cavern. Robbie loses his mind, and the line between reality and fantasy fuse into a harrowing nightmare.
Style: scary, psychological, tense, serious, suspenseful, psychotronic
Audience: teens
Plot: college, mentally unstable, role playing, adventure, youth, danger, college life, party, game, police, cave, suicidal, friendship, halloween, obsession, mental patient, subway, depression, burglar, quest, missing person, break up, suicide attempt, university, mental illness ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city

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Most similar movies to Mazes and Monsters

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, psychological and realistic films with plots about youth, danger, family relations, friendship, supernatural, haunted by the past and life is a bitch mostly in Drama, Fantasy and Horror genres. Some movies like Mazes and Monsters: Audrey Rose (1977), Paperhouse (1988), Butterfly Dreaming (2008), I Am the Cheese (1983), Nancy, Please (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Audrey Rose (1977)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A man is convinced that a young girl is the reincarnation of his own daughter Audrey Rose, who died in a fiery car accident, along with his wife, two minutes before the girl was born.
Style: psychological, scary, serious, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: afterlife, family relations, betrayal, obsession, nightmare, stranger, supernatural, reincarnation, love and romance, couple relations, hypnosis, loss of daughter ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: india, new york, asia, usa, manhattan new york city
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95%
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), confined, imaginary, youth, misfit, doctors and patients, teenage life, self control, power relations, graphic violence ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: paris france
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92%
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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: 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 ⇓
89%
Butterfly Dreaming (2008)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Anxious dreams, hallucinations, and paranoid reality torment a young math professor in the aftermath of his wife's death in a car accident. As madness, addiction and affairs send the story spiraling towards its conclusion, the truth about what ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: haunted by the past, obsession, couple relations, life is a bitch, couples, dealing with death, mathematician, dream, death, gambling, bone
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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I Am the Cheese (1983)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Adapted from the Robert Cormier novel. This film follows the life of a young boy whose happy, if somewhat unusual life with his friends and family gradually starts to unravel, until the truth of the boy's situation is finally revealed.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, psychological, disturbing, non-linear ...
Plot: teen angst, conspiracy, deadly, youth, rivalry, crimes, uncover truth, mental institution, kidnapping, missing child, haunted by the past, parents and children ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 5.7
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Nancy, Please (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: NANCY, PLEASE tells the story of Paul Brawley, a gifted PhD candidate at Yale University. Paul has just moved into an apartment with his pragmatic girlfriend, Jen, and is struggling to complete his dissertation before embarking on a career in ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, tense ...
Plot: university, roommate, obsession, thesis, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, book, college, career, moving, society, social misfits, student life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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Neverland (2003)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Damion Dietz's NEVERLAND is a dark, modernized, and highly original retelling of the childhood classic PETER PAN. In this version, Peter (Rick Sparks) is a juvenile delinquent, Tinkerbell (Kari... Damion Dietz's NEVERLAND is a dark, ...
Style: serious, offbeat, bleak
Plot: escapades, danger, life is a bitch, adventure, theme park, disgruntled, youth, addiction, gender bending, uninhibited rivalry, innocence lost, kidnapping ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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How to Save Us (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Brian Everett's younger brother Sam goes missing on the island of Tasmania during the middle of a mysterious quarantine forcing Brian to traverse across enemy lines to save his brother from an army of ghosts.
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, tense, captivating ...
Plot: island, missing person, survival, ghost, danger, deadly, supernatural, confined, isolation, rescue, demonic possession, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Dying to Belong (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: When a girls friend is killed by a college hazing, she is the only one who can find out the truth.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, mind bending, realistic, serious
Plot: college, sorority, siblings relations, college life, student life, youth, contests and competitions, mystery, power relations, death, university, investigation ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The Education of Charlie Banks (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: College student Charlie Banks has to face old problems when the bully he had an unpleasant encounter with back in high school shows up on his campus.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, suspense
Plot: college, coming of age, haunted by the past, college life, youth, buddies, moral dilemma, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love triangle, roommate, friendship, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Mister Buddwing (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An amnesiac wanders the streets of Manhattan, trying to solve the mystery of who he is.
Style: suspenseful, gloomy, serious, realistic
Plot: amnesia, memory loss, couple relations, uncover truth, riddles and clues, mystery, danger, life is a bitch, mysterious character, chases and races, couples, disorder ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Big Shot: Confessions of a Campus Bookie (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Moyher's good boy Benny Silman from Brooklyn becomes an economics student at Arizona State University for the sun and sexy girls- and the proximity of gambling paradise Las Vegas. Benny aces his studies, being a mathematical genius, but the one ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, captivating
Plot: bookies, friendship, lifestyle, ambition, fall in love, culture clash, college life, buddies, follow your dream, youth, couples, gambling ...
Time: contemporary
Place: arizona, new york, las vegas, usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.0
 131
Missing Pieces (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A heartbroken man kidnaps two strangers in hopes they will fall in love.
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, surreal, suspense ...
Plot: redemption, teenage love, confined, crimes, captivity, wilderness, obsession, love and romance, youth, mentally unstable, breakup, teen romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.5
 429
Da (1988)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A New York playwright is summoned to Ireland to bury his father (his "Da"). While at his boyhood home, he encounters his father's spirit and relives memories both pleasant and not.
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, emotional, serious ...
Plot: ghost, family problems, family relations, single parent, love and romance, unfulfillment, elderly, dealing with death, hopes, golden years, reunion, human nature ...
Time: 80s
Place: ireland, europe, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Indian in the Cupboard (1995)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A nine-year-old boy gets a plastic Indian and a cupboard for his birthday and finds himself involved in adventure when the Indian comes to life and befriends him.
Style: touching, light, clever, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: toys, friendship, toy comes to life, adventure, family, escapades, supernatural ability, danger, parents and children, parallel world, coming of age, family relations ...
Time: 18th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Invisible (2002)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A teenager is assaulted and killed, but returns as a ghost to find his killer.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Plot: investigation, ghost, supernatural, invisibility, danger, murder, teenage life, afterlife, missing person, mystery, young heroes, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Waking Madison (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A woman suffering from multiple personality disorder tries to piece back together her life.
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Plot: mental illness, dissociative identity disorder, confined, mentally unstable, doctors and patients, power relations, dominatrix, psychiatrist, dishonesty, family relations, friendship, obsessive quest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.5
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In Dreams (1999)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A suburban housewife learns that she has psychic connections to a serial killer, and can predict this person's motives through her dreams.
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, psychological, scary, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, supernatural, mystery, kidnapping, supernatural ability, deadly, danger, investigation, haunted by the past, woman in danger, hospital ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 6.2
 40K
Before I Wake (2016)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: About an orphaned child whose dreams - and nightmares - manifest physically as he sleeps.
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, psychological, atmospheric
Audience: teens
Plot: orphan, subconscious, supernatural, nightmare, supernatural ability, danger, insomnia, adoption, child, monster, little boy, boy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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 ⇓
46%
The World Made Straight (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In a rural Appalachian community haunted by the legacy of a Civil War massacre, a rebellious young man struggles to escape the violence that would bind him to the past.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: starting over, haunted by the past, social relations, life is a bitch, crimes, civil war, friendship, family relations, danger, coming of age, youth, hopes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: north carolina, usa, appalachia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Affluenza (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: An aspiring young photographer finds himself caught up in a heady world of money, sex, and privilege when he moves to wealthy Long Island in the summer of 2008.
Style: serious, realistic, suspense, tense, disturbing ...
Plot: youth, human nature, society, social decay, teenager, coming of age, suburban life, suburbs, rich, international crisis, summer, barefoot male
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, long island
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44%
Desolation Angels (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Returning home from a trip to visit his mother, Nick discovers that a good friend of his, Sid, has apparently raped his girlfriend, Mary. More concerned with his own wounded pride than with Mary's lingering feelings of guilt, pain and betrayal, ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: betrayal, rivalry, dishonesty, couples, sexual abuse, vengeance, urban, infidelity, couple relations, love, parking lot, jealousy ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, boston
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43%
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Spiderwebhouse (2015)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When 12-year-old Jonas’ mother leaves to “fight her demons”, he steps up as head of the household, becoming the unofficial guardian to his younger siblings. With food and money running out, the children retreat into a world of their own where, ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: child in peril, dysfunctional family, child as adult, life is a bitch, youth, family problems, danger, isolation, family relations, family in crisis, confined, life turned upside down ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.5
 739
Hellgate (2011)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Thailand
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A western businessman, his Thai wife and son experience a horrible accident while visiting Bangkok. In the aftermath, they find there is a shadow world between life and death where endless darkness lies.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, scary, tense
Plot: supernatural, parallel world, ghost, imaginary, nightmare, seeing dead people, car accident, death of wife, brain scan, boat, luggage, death of child ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, asia, thailand, bangkok thailand
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43%
 7.3
 200K
Big (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young boy, Josh Baskin makes a wish at a carnival machine to be big. He wakes up the following morning to find that it has been granted and his body has grown older overnight. But he is still the same 13-year-old boy inside. Now he must learn how ...
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, captivating, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, date night, kids, girls' night, teens
Plot: child as adult, body swapping, wish fulfillment, toys, adolescence, fish out of water, toy maker, child's point of view, adulthood, disorder, longing, switching bodies ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, bronx new york city, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
20th Century Boys - Chapter 2: The Last Hope (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Set 15 years after "Twentieth Century Boys," Kanna (Airi Taira) reunites with several main characters from the first film in an attempt to stop Friend's increasing influence over the world and continued plans to eliminate humanity, as ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, serious, exciting, offbeat
Plot: adventure, teenage life, rivalry, friendship, save the world, danger, heroes, good versus evil, escapades, battles, haunted by the past, terrorism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
They Came Back (2004)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The lives of the residents of a small French town are changed when thousands of the recently dead inexplicably come back to life and try to integrate themselves into society that has changed for them.
Style: serious, suspenseful, psychological, scary, contemplative
Plot: small town, supernatural, haunted by the past, friendship, social relations, deadly, back from the dead, husband wife reunion, undead, zombie, village life, village ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Reflections of Evil (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Julie, a teen who died from a PCP overdose in the early '70s searches from beyond the grave for her younger brother Bob who now in the '90s is an obese watch seller suffering with sucrose intolerance.
Style: surreal, serious, rough, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: drug abuse, mental illness, obsession, afterlife, supernatural, ghost, teenage life, reincarnation, terrorism, siblings relations, mentally unstable, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 70s, september 11 2001
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Copperhead (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A family is torn apart during the American Civil War.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, touching, captivating
Plot: american civil war, anti war, americana, life is a bitch, family life, farm, society, danger, family relations, wartime life
Time: 19th century
Place: new york, usa
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39%