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, drawing, nightmare, 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 visually appealing films with plots about weird, dialogue, storytelling, catastrophe, mentor, youth and brutality mostly in Drama, Fantasy and Horror genres. Some movies like Paperhouse: The Company of Wolves (1984), Pan's Labyrinth (2006), Before I Wake (2016), Phoebe in Wonderland (2008), Tideland (2005). 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, woman in danger, storytelling, dangerous attraction, haunted by the past, legends and myths, supernatural, danger, mind game, dangerous animal ...
Time: 18th century, 20th century, 1700s, 80s
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 611K
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, gothic, stylized, macabre ...
Plot: dark fantasy, creature, monster, fairy, imaginary kingdom, imaginary, legends and myths, good versus evil, fantasy world, young heroes, imagination, death ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1944
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 38K
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, subconscious, nightmare, supernatural ability, danger, supernatural, dream, dreams, family, youth, graphic violence, insomnia ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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, serious ...
Plot: introspection, friendship, mental illness, social misfits, estrangement, teacher, imaginary, inspiration, play, young heroes, parents and children, daydreamer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 32K
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, orphan, imaginary, imagination, life is a bitch, addiction, friendship, mentally challenged, figment, down on your luck ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
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, childhood, loss of friend, imaginary, escape from reality, magical, teenage boy, social misfits, loneliness, classmate, fantasy world, imaginary kingdom ...
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: emotional, tense, surreal, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: afterlife, pedophile, rape, family drama, loss of daughter, loss of child, serial killer, death in the family, child rape, heaven and hell, murder, dealing with death ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: usa, pennsylvania, delaware, united states
⇓ 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, supernatural, mystery, kidnapping, supernatural ability, deadly, danger, investigation, haunted by the past, woman in danger, hospital ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, deadly, danger, curses spells and rituals, insanity, transformation, survival horror, curse, vortex ...
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, family relations, obsession, nightmare, stranger, supernatural, reincarnation, love and romance, couple relations, loss of daughter, hypnosis ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, india, usa, asia, 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, tense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, world war two, demon, village, mountain, national socialism, ss, prison life, rivalry, mysterious character, war, heroes ...
Time: year 1941, 80s
Place: germany, black sea, bucharest, romania, greece ...
⇓ 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, mind bending ...
Plot: haunted by the past, obsession, couple relations, couples, life is a bitch, dealing with death, gambling, death, mathematician, dream, bone
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, sincere, emotional, psychological, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mental institution, mental illness, nudity (full frontal - brief), hopes, confined, imaginary, youth, misfit, teenage life, doctors and patients, strong female presence, graphic violence ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, contemplative, realistic, serious, touching ...
Plot: spanish civil war, coming of age, film within a film, cat, civil war, innocence lost, beehive, society, youth, life is a bitch, bittersweet, siblings relations ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1940
Place: spain, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.3
 69K
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, meditative, touching, serious ...
Plot: surrealism, explicit sex, hallucination, drug trip, afterlife, neon light, stripper, supernatural, ghost, youth, deadly, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, atmospheric, psychological, scary ...
Plot: supernatural, psychopath, murder, obsession, vampire, haunted by the past, slasher, investigation, danger, mystery, deadly, gory ...
Time: contemporary
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, serious ...
Plot: investigation, ghost, supernatural, invisibility, danger, murder, teenage life, afterlife, missing person, mystery, young heroes, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 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, nightmare, parents and children, family problems, life is a bitch, deadly, death in the family, dealing with death ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Movie in collections
 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, missing child, imagination, mind control ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.9
 72K
Premonition (2007)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, 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, mind bending, suspenseful, surprise ending, serious ...
Plot: time travel, destiny, time loop, alternate reality, dealing with death, psychic, foreknowledge, parallel world, starting over, death, loss of spouse, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, disturbing, absurd, contemplative ...
Plot: reincarnation, jungle, haunted by the past, introspection, supernatural, hopes, dealing with death, surrealism, ghost, family relations, existentialism, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: thailand, asia, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.7
 30K
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, mind bending ...
Plot: ghost, missing child, supernatural, mystery, haunted by the past, losing-it hero, danger, family problems, custody, parents and children, single parent, dead girl ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.8
 41K
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, beast, puberty, cure, transformation, gory, halloween ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Movie in collections
 6.2
 844
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: gay teenager, teenage life, friendship, imaginary character, adolescence vs adulthood, supernatural, love and romance, surrealism, brother brother relationship, toy comes to life, high school, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.9
 667
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, serious, scary, tense, surreal ...
Plot: suburbs, coming of age, nightmare, corporal punishment, vengeance, violence spree, mentally unstable, rivalry, youth, deadly, young heroes, daydreamer ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: australia, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: surprise ending, scary, suspenseful, tense, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted by the past, curses spells and rituals, countryside, ghost, justice, family relations, family, supernatural, witch, chase, death, school ...
Time: 19th century, 2000s, year 2006, 1810s
Place: tennessee, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 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, teens, date night, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, adventure, alternate reality, imaginary, save the kingdom, change of heart, heroic mission, heroes, magic, coming of age, fantasy world, circus ...
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, family outing, kids
Plot: wizards and magicians, supernatural ability, supernatural, adventure, friendship, curses spells and rituals, teachers and students, buddies, apprentice, good versus evil, danger, rivalry ...
Time: 17th century, middle ages
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Pink Floyd The Wall (1982)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A troubled rock star descends into madness in the midst of his physical and social isolation from everyone.
Style: psychedelic, cult film, psychological, adult animation, experimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rock, music, hallucination, isolation, teacher, racial slur, police brutality, nightmare, wall, rock star, childhood, rebellion ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 60s, 70s, 40s ...
Place: england, europe, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 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: bleak, touching, disturbing, melancholic, psychological ...
Plot: small town, human nature, hopes, society, angel, social relations, adoption, hallucination, sick child, priest, boy, terminal illness ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: montana, usa, california, minnesota, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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