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Paperhouse (1988)
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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 present, she is drawn only deeper into a dream turning into a nightmare.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, suspenseful, tense, scary, serious, disturbing, intense, stylized, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, supernatural, coming of age, supernatural ability, friendship, alternate reality, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, parallel world, house, lighthouse, drawing, nightmare, visceral, serial killer, transformation, school, character study, youth, stalking, danger, haunted by the past, imaginary, deadly, young heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: england

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, atmospheric, weird and psychological films with plots about mentor, catastrophe, dialogue, storytelling, supernatural, brutality and fantasy world mostly in Drama, Fantasy and Horror genres. Some movies like Paperhouse: Pan's Labyrinth (2006), Tideland (2005), The Company of Wolves (1984), Before I Wake (2016), Phoebe in Wonderland (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, stylized, gothic, macabre ...
Plot: dark fantasy, monster, creature, imaginary, fairy, imaginary kingdom, legends and myths, death, cruelty, good versus evil, young heroes, imagination ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1944
Place: spain, europe
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 6.5
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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, atmospheric, disturbing, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: isolation, heroin, dark fantasy, mentally challenged, orphan, imaginary, imagination, life is a bitch, addiction, friendship, down on your luck, figment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, texas, denmark
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100%
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: gothic, fairy tale, surreal, gothic horror, dark ...
Plot: werewolf, beast, dark fantasy, woman in danger, haunted by the past, dangerous attraction, legends and myths, supernatural, danger, mind game, dangerous animal, imaginary ...
Time: 18th century, 80s, 20th century, 1700s
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
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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, supernatural ability, subconscious, supernatural, nightmare, danger, insomnia, child, monster, little boy, boy, supernatural power ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Phoebe in Wonderland (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The fantastical tale of a little girl who won't - or can't - follow the rules. Confounded by her clashes with the rule-obsessed world around her, Phoebe seeks enlightenment from her unconventional drama teacher, even as her brilliant but ...
Style: psychological, touching, sincere, emotional, surreal ...
Plot: introspection, friendship, mental illness, social misfits, estrangement, teacher, imaginary, inspiration, play, young heroes, human nature, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey, ireland
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100%
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, captivating, touching, sentimental, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night, teens
Plot: friendship, imaginary, loss of friend, childhood, escape from reality, magical, teenage boy, classmate, friends, loneliness, social misfits, fantasy world ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Lovely Bones (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, New Zealand
Duration: 135 min.
Story: After being brutally murdered, 14-year-old Susie Salmon watches from heaven over her grief-stricken family -- and her killer. As she observes their daily lives, she must balance her thirst for revenge with her desire for her family to heal.
Style: psychological, emotional, tense, bleak, surreal ...
Plot: pedophile, afterlife, rape, loss of child, death in the family, family drama, loss of daughter, dealing with death, serial killer, tragic event, neighbor, heaven and hell ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: usa, pennsylvania, united states, delaware
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100%
 5.5
 12K
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 ⇓
100%
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 6.2
 7K
Spiral (2000)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In a small town in Japan, Kirie comes upon her boyfriend's father silently videotaping a snail. Later, the mans obsession with spirals becomes more and more bizarre, ending in his suicide in a washing machine which turn his body into a spiral. ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, atmospheric, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: obsession, small town, supernatural, mystery, deadly, danger, curses spells and rituals, insanity, transformation, survival horror, curse, vortex ...
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 6K
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, loss of daughter, hypnosis ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: india, new york, asia, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 11K
The Keep (1983)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Nazis take over an ancient fortress that contains a mysterious entity that wreaks havoc and death upon them.
Style: atmospheric, scary, suspenseful, serious, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, world war two, demon, ss, mountain, village, national socialism, heroes, danger, cave, prison, village life ...
Time: year 1941, 80s
Place: germany, berlin germany, greece, black sea, bucharest ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: obsession, haunted by the past, couple relations, couples, life is a bitch, dealing with death, mathematician, dream, death, gambling, bone
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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 ...
Style: surreal, serious, atmospheric, enigmatic, stylized ...
Plot: dark fantasy, another dimension, good versus evil, nightmare comes true, supernatural, nightmare, parent child relationship, imaginary, coma, father daughter relationship, missing child, imagination ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: spanish civil war, film within a film, coming of age, cat, civil war, innocence lost, beehive, society, youth, life is a bitch, siblings relations, family life ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1940
Place: spain, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 74K
Premonition (2007)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A depressed housewife who learns her husband was killed in a car accident the day previously, awakens the next morning to find him alive and well at home, and then awakens the day after to a world in which he is still dead.
Style: psychological, surprise ending, suspenseful, mind bending, serious ...
Plot: destiny, time loop, time travel, alternate reality, dealing with death, foreknowledge, parallel world, psychic, starting over, death, couples, housewife ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 28K
The Eye (2002)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, Singapore
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A blind girl gets a cornea transplant so that she would be able to see again. However, she got more than what she bargained for when she realised she could even see ghosts. And some of these ghosts are down right unfriendly. So she embarks on a ...
Style: scary, tense, suspenseful, atmospheric, suspense ...
Plot: ghost, able to see the dead, woman in danger, transplant, hospital, supernatural ability, blind girl, blindness, afterlife, hanging, traffic jam, disfigurement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: thailand, asia, hong kong, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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), teenage life, strong female presence, life is a bitch, hopes, confined, imaginary, youth, misfit, graphic violence ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Under the Shadow (2016)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Jordan, Qatar, Iran
Duration: 84 min.
Story: As a mother and daughter struggle to cope with the terrors of the post-revolution, war torn Tehran of the 80s, a mysterious evil begins to haunt their home.
Style: macabre, suspense, atmospheric, intense, stylized ...
Plot: supernatural, evil, haunted house, mother daughter relationship, paranormal activity, brutality, mother, daughter, family relations, djinn, supernatural power, war ...
Time: 80s
Place: iran, jordan, middle east, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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The Stranger from Afar (2004)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A fear-obsessed freelance cameraman investigates an urban legend involving mysterious spirits that haunt the subways of Tokyo.
Style: psychological, disturbing, atmospheric, suspenseful, slasher ...
Plot: supernatural, psychopath, murder, obsession, vampire, investigation, mystery, deadly, danger, gory, haunted by the past, ghost ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, bleak ...
Plot: investigation, ghost, supernatural, invisibility, danger, murder, teenage life, afterlife, missing person, young heroes, youth, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 4.8
 25K
Godsend (2004)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A couple agree to have their deceased son cloned under the supervision of an enigmatic doctor, but bizarre things start to happen years after his rebirth.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, tense, suspense ...
Plot: cloning, experiment gone awry, genetic engineering, school, doctor, parents and children, family problems, life is a bitch, deadly, death in the family, dealing with death, clones ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (2010)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Thailand, UK, France, Germany, Spain, Netherlands
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Suffering from acute kidney failure, Uncle Boonmee has chosen to spend his final days surrounded by his loved ones in the countryside. Surprisingly, the ghost of his deceased wife appears to care for him, and his long lost son returns home in a ...
Style: atmospheric, meditative, surreal, disturbing, visually appealing ...
Plot: reincarnation, jungle, haunted by the past, introspection, supernatural, dealing with death, hopes, ghost, surrealism, family relations, existentialism, loneliness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand, asia, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.8
 43K
Ginger Snaps (2000)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Canada
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The story of two outcast sisters, Ginger (Katharine Isabelle) and Brigitte (Emily Perkins), in the mindless suburban town of Bailey Downs. On the night of Ginger's first period, she is savagely attacked by a wild creature. Ginger's wounds ...
Style: gothic, scary, rough, macabre, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: werewolf, coming of age, goth, female werewolf, obsession, beast, transformation, gory, high school, puberty, blood, cure ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 6.5
 42K
Byzantium (2012)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Two mysterious women seek refuge in a run-down coastal resort. Clara meets lonely Noel, who provides shelter in his deserted guesthouse, Byzantium. Schoolgirl Eleanor befriends Frank and tells him their lethal secret. They were born 200 years ago ...
Style: gothic, atmospheric, serious, stylized, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, supernatural romance, fall in love, female vampire, immortality, dangerous attraction, deadly creature, supernatural, love and romance, mother daughter relationship, deadly, family secret ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 18th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
An American Haunting (2005)
Genre: Drama, History, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, Romania, USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Based on the true events of the only case in US History where a spirit caused the death of a man.
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, surprise ending, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, haunted by the past, curses spells and rituals, justice, family relations, family, countryside, supernatural, witch, chase, death, school ...
Time: 19th century, 2000s, 1810s, year 2006
Place: tennessee, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.8
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Celia (1989)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Australia
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Set in mid 1950s Australia, with the fear of communism in the air and the country's farmlands overrun by a plague of rabbits, the film depicts a long hot summer seen through the eyes and over-active imagination of nine year old Celia. Shaken by ...
Style: scary, tense, surreal, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: corporal punishment, coming of age, suburbs, nightmare, daydreamer, violence spree, parents and children, vengeance, graphic violence, mentally unstable, deadly, rivalry ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: australia, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 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: teens, kids, date night, family outing, 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 ⇓
29%
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Germany, France, Spain, USA, Belgium
Duration: 147 min.
Story: Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, born in the stench of 18th century Paris, develops a superior olfactory sense, which he uses to create the world's finest perfumes. However, his work takes a dark turn as he tries to preserve scents in the search for ...
Style: psychological, captivating, atmospheric, macabre, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, obsession, dark fantasy, perfume, insanity, woman in danger, dangerous attraction, genius, corpse, killings, deadly ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: france, paris france, europe, provence
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.7
 31K
Dark Water (2002)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A woman in the midst of an unpleasant divorce moves to an eerie apartment building with her young daughter. The ceiling of their apartment has a dark and active leak.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, scary, suspenseful, splatter ...
Plot: ghost, missing child, supernatural, mystery, haunted by the past, flooding, custody, parents and children, losing-it hero, danger, family problems, single parent ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 4.2
 30K
Boogeyman (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, New Zealand, Germany
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Every culture has one – the horrible monster fueling young children's nightmares. But for Tim, the Boogeyman still lives in his memories as a creature that devoured his father 16 years earlier. Is the Boogeyman real? Or did Tim make him up to ...
Style: scary, psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: haunted by the past, nightmare, hallucination, supernatural, ghost, hometown, mentally unstable, danger, gory, destiny, teenage life, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%