Movies like Paperhouse

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Paperhouse (1988)
 6.7
 5K
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: tense, stylized, atmospheric, psychological, scary, suspenseful, serious, suspense, british horror, frightening ...
Audience: teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, friendship, house, lighthouse, nightmare, drawing, coming of age, supernatural, school, parallel world, youth, supernatural ability, stalking, danger, haunted by the past, imaginary, deadly, young heroes, fantasy world, children, teenage life, dog, teacher, stalker, illness ...
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 melancholic films with plots about youth, death, storytelling, brutality, catastrophe, dialogue and mentor mostly in Drama, Fantasy and Horror genres. Some movies like Paperhouse: The Company of Wolves (1984), The Babadook (2014), In Dreams (1999), Spiral (2000), The Lovely Bones (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, dark, stylized ...
Plot: werewolf, beast, dangerous attraction, legends and myths, haunted by the past, woman in danger, supernatural, imaginary, dangerous animal, mind game, danger, dark fantasy ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 176K
The Babadook (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Australia, Canada
Duration: 94 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, macabre, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: danger, dark fantasy, supernatural, family in danger, nightmare, single mother, nightmare comes true, dysfunctional family, book, dealing with death, monster, deadly creature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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, kidnapping, murder, supernatural, mystery, woman in danger, danger, investigation, deadly, haunted by the past, supernatural ability, hospital ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 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: scary, atmospheric, stylized, suspenseful, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: obsession, small town, supernatural, death, supernatural ability, mystery, curses spells and rituals, destiny, journalism, danger, woman in danger, psychopath ...
Place: medical school, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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: emotional, tense, suspense, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: pedophile, rape, afterlife, death in the family, loss of child, serial killer, loss of daughter, murder, family drama, heaven and hell, tragic event, dealing with death ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: usa, delaware
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, emotional, touching, atmospheric, sincere ...
Plot: school, mental illness, teacher, friendship, play, misfit, inspiration, rabbit, bedroom, imaginary, estrangement, social misfits ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 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: psychological, scary, serious, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: afterlife, betrayal, reincarnation, obsession, nightmare, stranger, supernatural, family relations, love and romance, couple relations, loss of daughter, hypnosis ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: india, usa, new york, asia, manhattan new york city
⇓ 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, tense, sincere, psychological, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mental illness, mental institution, teenage life, youth, life is a bitch, doctors and patients, hopes, imaginary, confined, power relations, self control, misfit ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 8.2
 579K
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: fairy tale, atmospheric, suspenseful, gothic, macabre ...
Plot: dark fantasy, fairy, monster, creature, imaginary, legends and myths, good versus evil, young heroes, imaginary kingdom, death, magical, in the woods ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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
Plot: friendship, imaginary, loneliness, childhood, loss of friend, escape from reality, classmates, magical, social misfits, secret, tragic event, teenage boy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.2
 34K
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: suspenseful, serious, scary, psychological, atmospheric
Audience: teens
Plot: orphan, supernatural ability, nightmare, danger, subconscious, dreams, family, supernatural, youth, insomnia, dream, christmas ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.1
 108K
Let Me In (2010)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A bullied young boy befriends a young female vampire who lives in secrecy with her guardian. A remake of the movie “Let The Right One In” which was an adaptation of a book.
Style: gothic, biting, suspense, bleak, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, vampire human love, loneliness, gory, friendship, bully, coming of age, small town, fall in love, transformation, dangerous attraction, first love ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1983
Place: new mexico, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.9
 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: dark fantasy, another dimension, nightmare comes true, supernatural, parent child relationship, good versus evil, imaginary, coma, self loathing, father daughter relationship, missing child, imagination ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.7
 10K
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, village, demon, ss, laser, danger, palaces castles and temples, heroes, village life, escapades, war, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: year 1941, 80s
Place: germany, greece, berlin germany, transylvania, romania ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.9
 611
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, serious, disturbing, surreal ...
Plot: coming of age, nightmare, corporal punishment, young heroes, parents and children, violence spree, family relations, youth, rivalry, mentally unstable, vengeance, suburbs ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: australia, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.3
 63K
Enter the Void (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: France, Germany, Italy, Canada, Japan
Duration: 161 min.
Story: This psychedelic tour of life after death is seen entirely from the point of view of Oscar (Nathaniel Brown), a young American drug dealer and addict living in Tokyo with his prostitute sister, Linda (Paz de la Huerta). When Oscar is killed by ...
Style: psychedelic, atmospheric, cerebral, serious, touching ...
Plot: afterlife, surrealism, incest, stripper, explicit sex, drug trip, strip club, prostitute, hallucination, crimes, strong sexual content, ghost ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Woman in Black (2012)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, Sweden
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The story follows a young lawyer, Arthur Kipps, who is ordered to travel to a remote village and sort out a recently deceased client’s papers. As he works alone in the client’s isolated house, Kipps begins to uncover tragic secrets, his unease ...
Style: gothic, atmospheric, scary, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, estate, gothic horror, isolation, ghosts, afterlife, curses spells and rituals, supernatural, lawyer, loss of son, village ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1910s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, realistic, serious ...
Plot: spanish civil war, cat, civil war, innocence lost, beehive, society, imaginary character, oppression, family life, youth, coming of age, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: spain, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Movie in collections
 6.8
 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, suspenseful, psychological, enigmatic, disturbing ...
Plot: boarding school life, boarding school, coming of age, teenage life, youth, adulthood, society, mystery, ballet, social relations, school, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: tokyo, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: serious, psychological, atmospheric, captivating, surreal ...
Plot: fairy, legends and myths, death sentence, haunted by the past, couples, supernatural, love and romance, mystery, imaginary, unfulfillment, imaginary kingdom, dealing with death ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: england, london, europe, alps, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.6
 36K
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, touching, tense, social realism, depressing ...
Plot: haunted by the past, going straight, juvenile delinquency, rape, childhood, starting over, ex convict, rehabilitation, new job, moral dilemma, criminal, character change ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, mcdonald's restaurant, manchester
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.5
 30K
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, disturbing, psychological, atmospheric, emotional ...
Plot: isolation, heroin, imagination, dark fantasy, orphan, life is a bitch, addiction, mentally challenged, friendship, down on your luck, figment, surrealism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, texas, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.8
 39K
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, dark humor, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: werewolf, female werewolf, coming of age, goth, obsession, high school, puberty, cure, transformation, gory, halloween, death ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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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: teens, kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: wizards and magicians, supernatural ability, apprentice, good versus evil, adventure, curses spells and rituals, teachers and students, rivalry, supernatural, danger, young lovers, buddies ...
Time: 17th century, middle ages
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 4.2
 29K
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: hallucination, nightmare, supernatural, hometown, haunted by the past, gory, ghost, danger, mentally unstable, destiny, parents and children, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Hushpuppy, an intrepid six-year-old girl, lives with her father, Wink in 'the Bathtub', a southern Delta community at the edge of the world. Wink’s tough love prepares her for the unraveling of the universe – for a time when he’s no ...
Style: emotional, surreal, bleak, touching, stylized ...
Plot: global warming, storm, poverty, boat, single parent, evacuation, fish, african american, shrimp, flooding, hurricane, explosive ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 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: kids, family outing, teens, date night, pre-teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, adventure, save the kingdom, imaginary, heroes, heroic mission, change of heart, magic, coming of age, fantasy world, circus, father daughter relationship ...
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.3
 5K
Northfork (2003)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: "We are all angels. It is what we do with our wings that separates us." In the next two days, the town of Northfork will cease to exist. The year is 1955 and Northfork is literally about to be "dammed," flooded to make way for a ...
Style: surreal, bleak, touching, disturbing, offbeat ...
Plot: small town, angel, social relations, polish, human nature, americana, injustice, society, hopes, small town life, death, surrealism ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: montana, usa, california, minnesota, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.3
 69K
The Craft (1996)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A Catholic school newcomer falls in with a clique of teen witches who wield their powers against all who dare to cross them -- be they teachers, rivals or meddlesome parents.
Style: gothic, scary, suspenseful, captivating, stylized ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: curses spells and rituals, supernatural, magic, witch, black magic, danger, wizards and magicians, high school, teenager, good versus evil, supernatural ability, goth ...
Time: 1990s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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, atmospheric, serious, scary
Audience: teens, pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: wizards and magicians, chosen one, magical, supernatural ability, friendship, good versus evil, young heroes, best friends, imaginary, friends, witch, teacher ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, year 1998, 20th century ...
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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