Movies like Paperhouse

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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, suspenseful, scary, stylized, tense, serious, psychological, suspense, british horror, frightening ...
Audience: teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, school, nightmare, lighthouse, house, drawing, coming of age, friendship, supernatural ability, supernatural, young heroes, haunted by the past, parallel world, teenage life, imaginary, youth, stalking, danger, deadly, fantasy world, children, father daughter estrangement, girl, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 80s
Place: england

Most similar movies to Paperhouse

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, atmospheric, stylized and suspenseful films with plots about youth, death, supernatural, storytelling, mentor, fantasy world and danger mostly in Drama, Fantasy and Horror genres. Some movies like Paperhouse: The Company of Wolves (1984), The Babadook (2014), Before I Wake (2016), In Dreams (1999), Phoebe in Wonderland (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Company of Wolves (1984)
Genre: Horror, Fantasy
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, atmospheric, surreal, stylized ...
Plot: werewolf, coming of age, beast, dangerous animal, deadly creature, grandparent grandchild relationship, vampire, supernatural, dangerous attraction, legends and myths, danger, deadly ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 158K
The Babadook (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Australia, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A single mother, plagued by the violent death of her husband, battles with her son's fear of a monster lurking in the house, but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her.
Style: scary, psychological, tense, bleak, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: danger, supernatural, nightmare, dysfunctional family, family in danger, dealing with death, mental illness, book, depression, insanity, single mother, nightmare comes true ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 30K
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, nightmare, danger, dreams, subconscious, family, insomnia, dream, youth, supernatural, adoption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 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: suspense, suspenseful, psychological, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, kidnapping, hospital, dream, suicide attempt, murder, mystery, supernatural, supernatural ability, vengeance, mind game, haunted by the past ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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, surreal, atmospheric, serious, emotional ...
Plot: social misfits, mental illness, introspection, teacher, school, estrangement, imaginary, play, misfit, rabbit, inspiration, bedroom ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 8.2
 549K
Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
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 ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, gothic, captivating ...
Plot: young heroes, fairy, legends and myths, monster, good versus evil, imaginary, imaginary kingdom, fascism, creature, in the woods, death, magical ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.9
 572
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: serious, scary, surreal, tense, suspense ...
Plot: nightmare, coming of age, mentally unstable, suburbs, young heroes, childhood trauma, vengeance, violence spree, deadly, rivalry, youth, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: australia, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 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: imaginary, nightmare comes true, parent child relationship, missing child, supernatural, dark fantasy, imaginary kingdom, another dimension, imagination, self loathing, father daughter relationship, good versus evil ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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: suspense, emotional, psychological, tense, serious ...
Plot: afterlife, rape, death in the family, serial killer, loss of daughter, loss of child, loss of loved one, heaven and hell, pedophile, dealing with death, murder, family relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: usa, delaware
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.3
 2K
Neverwhere (1996)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Richard Mayhew leads an ordinary life in London when one day a girl named Door falls, injured, across his path. The next thing he knows, his life is gone and he's pulled into the fantastical world of London Below. Pursued by the murderous ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, offbeat, dark humor, stylized
Plot: imaginary kingdom, angel, adventure, imaginary, good versus evil, escapades, danger, heroes, rivalry, supernatural, london underground, homelessness ...
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Photographing Fairies (1997)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Photographer Charles Castle is numbed with grief following the death of his beautiful bride. He goes off to war, working in the trenches as a photographer. Following the war and still in grief Charles is given some photographs purporting to be of ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, surreal, gloomy, captivating ...
Plot: legends and myths, fairy, haunted by the past, mystery, imaginary, dealing with death, imaginary kingdom, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, supernatural, death sentence ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, london, alps, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: New Zealand, USA
Duration: 178 min.
Story: Young hobbit Frodo Baggins, after inheriting a mysterious ring from his uncle Bilbo, must leave his home in order to keep it from falling into the hands of its evil creator. Along the way, a fellowship is formed to protect the ringbearer and make ...
Style: exciting, epic, atmospheric, captivating, stylized ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: good versus evil, adventure, imaginary kingdom, friendship, imaginary, journey, sword and sorcery, save the world, heroic mission, medieval, curses spells and rituals, pride and honor ...
Time: prehistoric times, prehistory
Place: mine, new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.9
 5K
Innocence (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Belgium, France, UK, Japan
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A look inside an offbeat boarding school for young girls.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, stylized, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: school, coming of age, boarding school, innocence lost, ballet, boarding school life, mystery, teenage life, youth, society, social relations, childhood ...
Time: contemporary
Place: tokyo, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.8
 5K
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: scary, psychological, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: afterlife, stranger, nightmare, obsession, betrayal, reincarnation, hypnosis, loss of daughter, supernatural, parents and children, danger, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: india, asia, usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.5
 4K
Viy (1967)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 77 min.
Story: A young priest is ordered to preside over the wake of a witch in the church of a remote village. This means spending three nights alone with the corpse with only his faith to protect him.
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, stylized, bleak
Plot: supernatural, curses spells and rituals, good versus evil, supernatural ability, danger, witch, church, clergy, evil dead, escapades, wizards and magicians, supernatural power ...
Place: ukraine, russia, kiev ukraine
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.9
 21K
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, serious, offbeat, exciting ...
Audience: date night, pre-teens, kids, teens, family outing
Plot: imaginary kingdom, coming of age, dream, adventure, circus, young heroes, heroic mission, heroes, imaginary, youth, fantasy world, dark fantasy ...
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: scary, serious, suspenseful, psychological
Plot: zombie, small town, deadly, village, supernatural, deadly creature, friendship, haunted by the past, small town life, village life, couples, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, talky, atmospheric, surreal, stylized ...
Plot: island, vengeance, imaginary kingdom, legends and myths, memory loss, imaginary, rivalry, parents and children, royal family, wizards and magicians, danger, dishonesty ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Krabat and the Legend of the Satanic Mill (2008)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Germany, UK, Romania
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A 14-year-old orphan named Krabat flees the horrors of the 30 Years War by becoming an apprentice to an ominous master of a mysterious mill. Krabat is not only taught the craft of milling, but is also instructed in the sinister world of the darker ...
Style: serious, captivating, exciting, stylized, fairy tale
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: wizards and magicians, supernatural ability, apprentice, adventure, countryside, teachers and students, curses spells and rituals, good versus evil, danger, heroes, rivalry, supernatural ...
Time: 17th century, middle ages
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Harry, Ron and Hermione continue their quest to vanquish the evil Voldemort once and for all. Just as things begin to look hopeless for the young wizards, Harry discovers a trio of magical objects that endow him with powers to rival Voldemort's ...
Style: exciting, stylized, serious, atmospheric, scary
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: wizards and magicians, supernatural ability, chosen one, magical, friendship, young heroes, good versus evil, best friends, friends, curses spells and rituals, master villain, witch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1990s, 2010s, year 1998 ...
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.6
 35K
Boy A (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The story of a young ex-con Jack, newly released from serving a prison sentence for a murder he committed as a child.
Style: psychological, realistic, touching, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: haunted by the past, rape, juvenile delinquency, going straight, starting over, childhood, coming of age, murder, crimes, friendship, tragic hero, child abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, manchester, mcdonald's restaurant
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 4.8
 24K
Godsend (2004)
Genre: Action, 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: suspenseful, psychological, scary, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: cloning, school, nightmare, doctor, genetic engineering, parents and children, schizophrenia, deadly, dealing with death, doctors and patients, death in the family, experiment gone awry ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, tense, disturbing ...
Plot: dealing with death, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, obsession, couple relations, couples, dream, gambling, mathematician, death, bone
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 5.9
 58
Levitation (1997)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Sarah Paulson stars as a pregnant teenager who searches for her biological mother, with the help of a guardian angel.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: pregnancy, coming of age, on the road, self discovery, parents and children, child as adult, destiny, dysfunctional family, estrangement, youth, family problems, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 4.2
 28K
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, suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: hallucination, nightmare, hometown, supernatural, ghost, gory, haunted by the past, mentally unstable, danger, parents and children, destiny, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, serious, realistic, bleak, mind bending ...
Plot: teen angst, investigation, mental institution, uncover truth, haunted by the past, mystery, crimes, deadly, secret identity, assassination, mind game, doctors and patients ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, serious, captivating, touching, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, loneliness, loss of friend, dreams, imaginary, imaginary kingdom, escape from reality, tragic event, friends, childhood, magical, legends and myths ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: offbeat, serious, stylized, suspenseful
Plot: good versus evil, danger, cult, gangsters, save the world, adventure, terrorism, friendship, apocalypse, haunted by the past, teenage life, battles ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 ...
Style: scary, serious, tense, suspenseful, psychological
Plot: college, role playing, college life, adventure, mentally unstable, danger, youth, world trade center manhattan new york city, tragic event, mental illness, quest
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, serious, realistic, touching, suspenseful ...
Plot: spanish civil war, beehive, cat, innocence lost, coming of age, frankenstein, siblings relations, youth, family relations, family life, life is a bitch, civil war ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: spain, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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