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: 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, nightmare, drawing, visceral, serial killer, transformation, school, character study, youth, stalking, danger, haunted by the past, imaginary, deadly, young heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: england

Most similar movies to Paperhouse

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, atmospheric, psychological and stylized films with plots about supernatural, weird, youth, mentor, brutality, catastrophe and dialogue mostly in Drama, Fantasy and Horror genres. Some movies like Paperhouse: The Company of Wolves (1984), The Babadook (2014), The Lovely Bones (2009), In Dreams (1999), Spiral (2000). 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: fairy tale, gothic, surreal, dark, stylized ...
Plot: werewolf, beast, dark fantasy, storytelling, legends and myths, dangerous attraction, haunted by the past, woman in danger, supernatural, danger, dangerous animal, imaginary ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s, 20th century
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 185K
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: psychological, scary, macabre, tense, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: nightmare, danger, supernatural, family in danger, single mother, nightmare comes true, dysfunctional family, book, dealing with death, monster, deadly creature, dark fantasy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ 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: emotional, tense, suspense, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: pedophile, rape, afterlife, family drama, death in the family, loss of child, serial killer, loss of daughter, murder, tragic event, dealing with death, loss of loved one ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: usa, delaware, pennsylvania
⇓ 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, murder, kidnapping, supernatural, mystery, danger, haunted by the past, investigation, woman in danger, deadly, supernatural ability, hospital ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 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: suspenseful, scary, atmospheric, psychological, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: obsession, small town, supernatural, mystery, danger, deadly, curses spells and rituals, insanity, transformation, survival horror, curse, vortex ...
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 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, love and romance, family relations, couple relations, loss of daughter, hypnosis ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: india, new york, asia, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, psychological, serious, gloomy, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mental illness, mental institution, misfit, doctors and patients, power relations, youth, teenage life, hopes, confined, life is a bitch, imaginary, self control ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 8.2
 595K
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, captivating, gothic, serious ...
Plot: dark fantasy, fairy, imaginary, creature, monster, imaginary kingdom, good versus evil, fantasy world, legends and myths, young heroes, death, magical ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.8
 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, prison life, escapades, mysterious character, heroes, war, palaces castles and temples, curses spells and rituals, village life ...
Time: year 1941, 80s
Place: germany, romania, bucharest, black sea, greece ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.2
 36K
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, subconscious, nightmare, danger, dreams, family, youth, supernatural, insomnia, dream, butterfly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.1
 110K
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, atmospheric, biting, suspense, bleak ...
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 ⇓
30%
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: psychological, serious, suspenseful, contemplative, scary
Plot: small town, supernatural, social relations, friendship, haunted by the past, deadly, back from the dead, undead, husband wife reunion, zombie, small town life, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: disturbing, suspenseful, scary, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: supernatural, psychopath, murder, obsession, vampire, gory, danger, haunted by the past, investigation, slasher, mystery, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, serious ...
Plot: introspection, friendship, mental illness, estrangement, social misfits, teacher, inspiration, play, young heroes, daydreamer, hopes, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.3
 66K
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, touching, meditative, serious ...
Plot: explicit sex, surrealism, afterlife, stripper, hallucination, supernatural, ghost, deadly, youth, siblings relations, drug trip, strip club ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.0
 17K
Starry Eyes (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA, Belgium
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A hopeful young starlet uncovers the ominous origins of the Hollywood elite and enters into a deadly agreement in exchange for fame and fortune.
Style: scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, intense, stylized ...
Plot: hollywood, desperation, gory, artists and showbiz, filmmaking, woman in danger, religions or cults, manipulations, curses spells and rituals, fame, violence, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Woman in Black (2012)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, USA, 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, supernatural, afterlife, curses spells and rituals, tragic event, loss of son, village ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, edwardian era, 1910s, victorian era
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, tense, bleak ...
Plot: investigation, murder, supernatural, ghost, afterlife, teenage life, coma, missing person, young heroes, mystery, invisibility, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Movie in collections
 6.5
 31K
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, imagination, dark fantasy, orphan, life is a bitch, addiction, mentally challenged, friendship, down on your luck, figment, surrealism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 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, nightmare comes true, supernatural, parent child relationship, good versus evil, imaginary, coma, father daughter relationship, self loathing, missing child, imagination ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.2
 807
Animals (2012)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Spain
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Pol is a teenager with a seemingly calm life: he lives with his brother and is still in high school. However, Pol has a secret: Deerhoof, a cuddly teddy bear who thinks, moves around and with whom he shares his best moments. Life goes on as normal ...
Style: atmospheric, surreal, psychological, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: teenage life, friendship, imaginary character, adolescence vs adulthood, gay teenager, supernatural, love and romance, surrealism, brother brother relationship, toy comes to life, high school, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.8
 645
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: disturbing, surreal, tense, scary, serious ...
Plot: coming of age, nightmare, corporal punishment, deadly, parents and children, violence spree, young heroes, family relations, mentally unstable, vengeance, youth, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: australia, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.8
 40K
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, coming of age, female werewolf, goth, obsession, high school, puberty, cure, transformation, gory, halloween, death ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Movie in collections
 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, date night, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, adventure, save the kingdom, imaginary, heroes, change of heart, heroic mission, magic, coming of age, fantasy world, circus, father daughter relationship ...
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Blood and Chocolate (2007)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Romance
Country: USA, UK, Germany, Romania
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A young teenage werewolf is torn between honoring her family's secret and her love for a man.
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, exciting, gothic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: werewolf, unlikely couple, forbidden love, fall in love, supernatural ability, love and romance, transformation, romance, youth, supernatural, deadly creature, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, romania, paris france, colorado, arc de triomphe paris ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, escape from reality, childhood, fantasy world, loss of friend, classmates, loneliness, magical, social misfits, tragic event, teenage boy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 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, juvenile delinquency, going straight, rape, childhood, starting over, ex convict, rehabilitation, new job, moral dilemma, criminal, social misfits ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, manchester
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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: captivating, atmospheric, surreal, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: fairy, legends and myths, couples, haunted by the past, supernatural, imaginary, mystery, unfulfillment, love and romance, death sentence, imaginary kingdom, dealing with death ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: england, london, europe, alps, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.7
 29K
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, serious ...
Plot: ghost, missing child, child custody, supernatural, mystery, haunted by the past, danger, custody, losing-it hero, family problems, parents and children, single parent ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: wizards and magicians, adventure, supernatural ability, apprentice, curses spells and rituals, supernatural, good versus evil, danger, buddies, rivalry, teachers and students, friendship ...
Time: 17th century, middle ages
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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