Movies like Paperhouse

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Paperhouse
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, scary, stylized, suspenseful, tense, psychological, suspense, serious, frightening, surreal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, coming of age, fantasy world, children, school, supernatural ability, dreams, childhood, young heroes, haunted by the past, sexualized violence, nightmare, creativity, imaginary kingdom, runaway, storytelling, parallel world, serial killer, psychology, teenage life, chase, coming-of-age, lighthouse, house, drawing ...
Time: 80s
Place: england
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The Spirit of the Beehive
Drama, Fantasy
Spain
98 min.
 8.0
The Kingdom
Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Denmark, Italy, Germany, France, Norway, Sweden, Netherlands
561 min.
 8.3
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Most similar movies to Paperhouse

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out stylized, serious, atmospheric and melancholic films with plots about storytelling, death, catastrophe, brutality, dialogue, supernatural and blood mostly in Drama, Fantasy and Horror genres. Some movies like Paperhouse: In Dreams (1999), The Company of Wolves (1984), Pit and the Pendulum (1961), The Spirit of the Beehive (1973), Byzantium (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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In Dreams
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, psychological, suspense, disturbing, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, kidnapping, mystery, supernatural, murder, vengeance, insanity, psychiatrist, hospital, dreams, psychology, supernatural ability ...
Time: 90s
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The Company of Wolves
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: atmospheric, surreal, fairy tale, stylized, gothic ...
Plot: werewolf, coming of age, dark fantasy, supernatural, sexuality, transformation, surrealism, storytelling, dangerous animal, mythology, dreams, innocence lost ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
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Pit and the Pendulum
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Francis Barnard goes to Spain, when he hears his sister Elizabeth has died. Her husband Nicholas Medina, the son of the most brutal torturer of the Spanish Inquisition, tells him she has died of a blood disease, but Francis finds this hard to ...
Style: gothic, atmospheric, suspenseful, psychological, scary ...
Plot: insanity, investigation, vengeance, death, torture, murder, adultery, cult, adaptation, palaces castles and temples, haunted by the past, visceral ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century, middle ages, 14th century, 1500s
Place: spain, europe
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System:   87%
    User:   73%
 
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I Never Promised You a Rose Garden
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A disturbed,institutionalized 16-year-old girl struggles between fantasy and reality.
Style: surreal, serious, emotional, intense, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mental illness, mental institution, psychiatry, doctors and patients, psychiatrist, mentor, runaway, childhood, visceral, women, idealism, corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
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    User:   97%
 
The Spirit of the Beehive
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, meditative, enigmatic, melancholic ...
Plot: spanish civil war, innocence lost, childhood, obsession, civil war, imagination, coming of age, runaway, fascism, existentialism, siblings relations, sisters ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: spain, europe, tokyo
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Byzantium
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, 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: atmospheric, gothic, stylized, scary, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, hotel, supernatural, immortality, prostitution, deadly creature, mother daughter relationship, murder, blood, stylish, brutality, life & death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
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    User:   79%
 
The Lovely Bones
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, suspense, dark, tense, psychological ...
Plot: afterlife, family drama, family relations, loss of daughter, serial killer, murder, father daughter relationship, redemption, justice, murder mystery, secrets, danger ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: usa, delaware
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Audrey Rose
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, tense, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, obsession, parents and children, father daughter relationship, afterlife, religion, hospital, courtroom, guilt, danger, death, pornography ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: asia, india, usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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    User:   71%
 
 6.0
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Starry Eyes
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: suspenseful, scary, realistic, serious, psychological ...
Plot: gory, hollywood, cult, brutality, murder, violence, drinking, blood, friendship, death, manipulations, splatter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   66%
    User:   64%
 
 7.3
 56K
Enter the Void
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: France, Germany, Italy, Canada
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, serious, art house, light ...
Plot: afterlife, surrealism, incest, drugs, death, hotel, ghost, sex, male nudity, pornography, life & death, existentialism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: tokyo, asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   45%
 
 6.2
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Spiral
Genre: Drama, 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: atmospheric, scary, suspenseful, stylized, dark humor ...
Plot: obsession, small town, supernatural, death, insanity, surrealism, blood, transformation, school, supernatural ability, gory, suicide ...
Place: japan, tokyo, medical school
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   49%
 
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 26K
The Eye
Genre: Drama, Horror, 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: atmospheric, scary, tense, psychological, serious ...
Plot: hospital, supernatural, afterlife, blindness, death, ghost, ghosts, suicide, supernatural ability, haunted by the past, doctors, stylish ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, hong kong, thailand, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   44%
 
Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
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, serious, art house, reflective ...
Plot: afterlife, supernatural, surrealism, reincarnation, aging, life & death, magic realism, existentialism, jungle, ghosts, introspection, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, thailand, tokyo, japan
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System:   53%
    User:   56%
 
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Lady in White
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Locked in a school closet during Halloween 1962, young Frank witnesses the ghost of a young girl and the man who murdered her years ago. Shortly afterward he finds himself stalked by the killer and is soon drawn to an old house where a mysterious ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, atmospheric, psychological, serious ...
Plot: small town, murder, mystery, halloween, supernatural, serial killer, ghost, coming of age, vengeance, bullying, death, revenge ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 80s, year 1962
Place: new york
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System:   52%
    User:   44%
 
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Ginger Snaps
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, dark humor, scary, rough, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: werewolf, obsession, transformation, death, sisters, high school, coming of age, blood, teenager, gory, violence, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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System:   51%
    User:   59%
 
 7.0
 62K
Trollhunter
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Norway
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A group of students investigates a series of mysterious bear killings, but learns that there are much more dangerous things going on. They start to follow a mysterious hunter, learning that he is actually a troll hunter.
Style: humorous, scary, semi serious, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: adventure, conspiracy, wilderness, monster, hunting, deadly creature, mythology, blood, gory, survival, monsters, dark fantasy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2010
Place: europe, norway
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System:   49%
    User:   50%
 
The Woman in Black
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: atmospheric, gothic, scary, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, ghost, vengeance, revenge, isolation, lawyer, estate, single father, afterlife, death, ghosts ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1910s
Place: england, europe, london
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System:   49%
    User:   53%
 
Phoebe in Wonderland
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, surreal, serious ...
Plot: mental illness, school, teacher, coming of age, imaginary friend, imagination, psychiatrist, fantasy world, dedicated educator, childhood, social misfits, storytelling ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
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System:   47%
    User:   39%
 
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Something Wicked This Way Comes
Genre: Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In a small American town, a diabolical circus arrives, granting wishes for the townsfolk, but twisted as only the esteemed Mr. Dark can make them. Can two young boys overcome the worst the devil himself can deal out?
Style: atmospheric, stylized, scary, gothic, dark ...
Audience: teens
Plot: good versus evil, small town, witch, supernatural, maze, coming of age, childhood, devil, greed, friendship, dark fantasy, father son relationship ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 80s
Place: illinois, usa
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System:   46%
    User:   41%
 
Akira Kurosawa's Dreams
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A collection of magical tales based upon the actual dreams of director Akira Kurosawa.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, meditative, serious, reflective ...
Plot: artist, catastrophe, surrealism, death, dreams, danger, childhood, storytelling, art, imagination, hopes, existentialism ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, pacific ocean, mount fuji
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System:   44%
    User:   51%
 
The Last Wave
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 106 min.
Story: White Australian lawyer David Burton agrees with reluctance to defend a group of aborigines charged with murdering one of their own. He suspects the victim was targeted for violating a tribal taboo, but the defendants deny any tribal association. ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, disturbing, futuristic, serious ...
Plot: murder, mystery, lawyer, investigation, supernatural, end of the world, surrealism, catastrophe, australian, dreams, metaphysics, existentialism ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, future
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   46%
 
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Northfork
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, serious, atmospheric, enigmatic ...
Plot: small town, death, surrealism, memory, small town life, life & death, adoption, existentialism, storytelling, imagination, loneliness, injustice ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: montana, usa, tokyo, minnesota, california
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System:   42%
    User:   45%
 
The Tomb of Ligeia
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Story about a man haunted by the spirit of his dead wife and her effect on his second marriage.
Style: gothic, suspenseful, scary, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: obsession, supernatural, mystery, estate, stylish, death, life & death, curses spells and rituals, violence, fight scenes, adaptation, goth ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s
Place: england
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System:   41%
    User:   37%
 
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 6.2
 17K
Pumpkinhead
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A man conjures up a gigantic vengeance demon called Pumpkinhead to destroy the teenagers who accidentally killed his son.
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, rough, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vengeance, witch, supernatural, murder, slasher, monster, splatter, revenge, death, supernatural ability, father son relationship, demons ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   36%
 
 6.4
 22K
Tale of Tales
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Italy, France, UK
Duration: 134 min.
Story: From the bitter quest of the Queen of Longtrellis, to two mysterious sisters who provoke the passion of a king, to the King of Highhills obsessed with a giant Flea, these tales are inspired by the fairytales by Giambattista Basile.
Style: disturbing, fairy tale, scenic, macabre, surreal ...
Plot: witch, violence, fantasy world, magic, storytelling, imagination, medieval, death, dark fantasy, obsession, ogre, witches ...
Time: 17th century
Place: southern italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   37%
 
 7.7
 8K
After Life
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 118 min.
Story: After death, people have just one week to choose only a memory to keep for eternity.
Style: surreal, touching, stylized, serious, reflective ...
Plot: afterlife, memory, destiny, childhood, death, hospital, human nature, life & death, existentialism, life, philosophy, introspection ...
Time: 20th century
Place: tokyo, japan, kindergarten
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System:   39%
    User:   46%
 
Beasts of the Southern Wild
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: surreal, emotional, stylized, touching, bleak ...
Plot: coming of age, poverty, childhood, father daughter relationship, storytelling, hospital, single father, natural disaster, terminal illness, child abuse, global warming, storm ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, usa
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System:   38%
    User:   43%
 
The Devil's Backbone
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Spain, Mexico
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After losing his father, 10-year-old Carlos arrives at the Santa Lucia School, which shelters orphans of the Republican militia and politicians, and is taken in by the steely headmistress, Carmen, and the kindly professor, Casares. Soon after his ...
Style: atmospheric, scary, suspenseful, tense, suspense ...
Plot: spanish civil war, supernatural, mystery, revenge, murder, war, civil war, storytelling, children, death, coming of age, blood ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1930s
Place: spain, europe, portugal
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System:   37%
    User:   37%
 

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 7.7
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Santa Sangre
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Italy, Mexico
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A young man is confined in a mental hospital. Through a flashback we see that he was traumatized as a child, when he and his family were circus performers: he saw his father cut off the arms of his mother, a religious fanatic and leader of the ...
Style: atmospheric, surreal, disturbing, stylized, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, gory, vengeance, murder, surrealism, mental illness, blood, violence, mental institution, visceral, insanity, violent ...
Time: 80s
Place: latin america, mexico city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   30%
 
 7.1
 104K
Let Me In
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: bleak, gothic, melancholic, scary, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, unlikely friendships, loneliness, vampire human love, transformation, gory, moral ambiguity, blood, adolescence, small town, brutality, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1983
Place: new mexico, usa, california
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System:   37%
    User:   38%
 
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