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Prospero's Books (1991)
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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: atmospheric, offbeat, serious, captivating, surreal, experimental, stylized, talky, erotic
Plot: vengeance, sea disaster, island, memory loss, parents and children, royal family, legends and myths, imaginary kingdom, danger, imaginary, dishonesty, escapades, rivalry, wizards and magicians, female nudity, book, male nudity, theater, surrealism, pubic hair, urination, scene based on painting, nudity (full frontal - brief), pregnant woman nude

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, atmospheric, stylized and captivating films with plots about rivalry, vengeance, escapades, murder, danger, state affairs and heroes mostly in Drama, Fantasy and Romance genres. Some movies like Prospero's Books: Pan's Labyrinth (2006), The Tempest (2010), The Tempest (1979), Cremaster 3 (2002), Hamlet (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, stylized, gothic, macabre ...
Plot: dark fantasy, monster, creature, imaginary, fairy, imaginary kingdom, legends and myths, death, cruelty, good versus evil, young heroes, imagination ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1944
Place: spain, europe
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 5.3
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The Tempest (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An adaptation of the play by William Shakespeare. Prospera (a female version of Shakespeare's Prospero) is the usurped ruler of Milan who has been banished to a mysterious island with her daughter. Using her magical powers, she draws her ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, surreal, captivating, serious ...
Plot: sorceress, island, storm, spirit, wizards and magicians, family relations, vengeance, curses spells and rituals, betrayal, danger, escapades, isolation ...
Time: 17th century, 16th century
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100%
 6.4
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The Tempest (1979)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Prospero, a potent magician, lives on a desolate isle with his virginal daughter, Miranda. He's in exile, banished from his duchy by his usurping brother and the King of Naples. Providence brings these enemies near; aided by his vassal the ...
Style: sexy, atmospheric, sexual, offbeat, stylized ...
Plot: island, couples, wizards and magicians, destiny, parents and children, isolation, royal family, uninhibited rivalry, love affair, vengeance, betrayal, intrigue ...
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59%
 7.1
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Cremaster 3 (2002)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 182 min.
Story: CREMASTER 3 (2002) is set in New York City and narrates the construction of the Chrysler Building, which is in itself a character - host to inner, antagonistic forces at play for access to the process of (spiritual) transcendence. These factions ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, surreal, experimental, serious ...
Plot: supernatural, good versus evil, skyscraper, punk, imaginary, danger, apprentice, deadly, artists and showbiz, rivalry, curses spells and rituals, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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44%
 6.5
 98
Hamlet (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 184 min.
Story: From its sell-out run at Manchester's Royal Exchange Theatre comes a film version of this unique and critically acclaimed production of Hamlet with BAFTA-nominee Maxine Peake in the title role. This ground-breaking stage production, directed by ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, psychological, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: tragic hero, intrigue, haunted by the past, vengeance, rivalry, murder, state affairs, dishonesty, parents and children, ghost, royal family, betrayal ...
Time: middle ages
Place: europe, denmark
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43%
Electra, My Love (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Reminiscent of the latter works of Bela Tarr, Miklos Jancso's "Beloved Electra" is comprised of a series of extremely slow and extremely long takes (there are just eight principal shots, each lasting an entire reel of film). More ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: murder, danger, curses spells and rituals, parents and children, vengeance, legends and myths, obsession, state affairs, rivalry, male nudity, ballet, rebellion ...
Time: ancient history
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Medea (1969)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Based on the plot of Euripides' Medea. Medea centers on the barbarian protagonist as she finds her position in the Greek world threatened, and the revenge she takes against her husband Jason who has betrayed her for another woman.
Style: serious, talky, cult film
Plot: murder, filicide, vengeance, greek mythology, fall in love, infidelity, parents and children, couple relations, curses spells and rituals, royal family, couples, greek ...
Time: ancient history
Place: ancient greece, greece
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41%
 7.0
 2K
Brightness (1987)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Mali, Burkina Faso, France, West Germany, Japan
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young man with magical powers journeys to his uncle to request help in fighting his sorcerer father.
Style: serious, atmospheric, captivating, light
Plot: magic, sorcerer, coming of age, on the run, youth, young heroes, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence, escapades, obsessive quest, supernatural, self discovery ...
Time: middle ages, 13th century
Place: africa, west africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Goodbye to Language (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Switzerland, France
Duration: 70 min.
Story: About a man who’s angry at his wife because she’s met another man on a park bench and they no longer even speak the same language.
Style: atmospheric, thought provoking, serious, stylized, surreal ...
Plot: dog, introspection, battle of the sexes, couple relations, infidelity, human nature, crumbling marriage, love, communication problem, fight, nudity (full frontal - brief), death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 3.5
 910
Grendel (2007)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: King Higlack of the Gauths entrusts prince Finn and a fire ball weapon to his champion, slayer Beowulf. They lead twelve men on a mission to help king Hrothgar of the Danes, whose once glorious realm is terrorized by the undefeated monster Grendel. ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting, bleak ...
Plot: viking, vengeance, adventure, good versus evil, rivalry, heroes, escapades, imaginary, deadly, danger, imaginary kingdom, deadly creature ...
Time: middle ages
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Legend of Kaspar Hauser (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Arriving on a deserted beach in the Mediterranean sea, in a time and a place unspecified, Kaspar Hauser is forced to confront the evil of a Grand Duchess who feels threatened by the power she exercises over the community.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, stylized, experimental, serious ...
Plot: mysterious character, good versus evil, beach, crimes, rivalry, dishonesty, defiant, island, techno music, dj, ufo, electronic music ...
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Industrial Symphony No. 1: The Dream of the Brokenhearted (1990)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
Story: After her boyfriend ends their relationship, the dreamself of a heartbroken woman floats through the air over an industrial wasteland singing ballads of love.
Style: offbeat, gloomy, stylized, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: breakup, nudity (full frontal - brief), tragic love, unfulfilled love, telephone call, imaginary, music, love and romance, lovers apart, daydreamer, couples, reenactment ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.2
 3K
Green Snake (1993)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A mischievous snake who assumes human form interferes with the romance between her reptilian sister and a hapless man.
Style: atmospheric, stylized, serious, surreal, allegory ...
Plot: martial arts, dangerous attraction, good versus evil, hidden identity, supernatural romance, supernatural, fall in love, danger, rivalry, romance, curses spells and rituals, clergy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: serious, suspenseful, stylized, exciting, offbeat
Plot: teenage life, rivalry, friendship, adventure, heroes, good versus evil, danger, battles, haunted by the past, terrorism, escapades, apocalypse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.5
 10K
Snow White (2012)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Spain, Belgium, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A black and white silent movie, based on the Snow White fairy tale, that is set in a romantic version of 1920s Seville and centered on a female bullfighter.
Style: atmospheric, captivating, stylized, gothic, silent film ...
Plot: matador, desire for fame, ambition, rise to the top, evil stepmother, good versus evil, danger, intrigue, dishonesty, escapades, rivalry, physical appearance ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, year 1929
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 4.9
 372
Neverland (2003)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Damion Dietz's NEVERLAND is a dark, modernized, and highly original retelling of the childhood classic PETER PAN. In this version, Peter (Rick Sparks) is a juvenile delinquent, Tinkerbell (Kari... Damion Dietz's NEVERLAND is a dark, ...
Style: serious, offbeat, bleak
Plot: danger, life is a bitch, adventure, escapades, disgruntled, theme park, youth, misfit, addiction, gender bending, uninhibited rivalry, innocence lost ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.4
 217
Hamlet (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 178 min.
Story: To be or not to be, etc.
Style: psychological, stylized, atmospheric, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: haunted by the past, ghost, betrayal, tragic love, tragic hero, intrigue, dishonesty, rivalry, vengeance, parents and children, uncover truth, conspiracy ...
Time: 90s
Place: southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Three Crowns of the Sailor (1983)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In this classically surreal fantasy, a sailor, known for telling tales, sees a student killing his teacher and decides to spin a few yarns for him. He tells the boy of his many adventures in exotic South American ports where he visited opium dens ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, offbeat, stylized, contemplative ...
Plot: ship, ocean, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence, legends and myths, murder, parallel world, listener, ocean or sea, ghost, crimes, escapades ...
Time: year 1958
Place: chile, singapore, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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, family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: wizards and magicians, supernatural ability, adventure, friendship, curses spells and rituals, teachers and students, supernatural, apprentice, good versus evil, danger, rivalry, buddies ...
Time: 17th century, middle ages
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 210 min.
Story: Hamlet comes home from university to find his uncle married to his mother, and his father's ghost haunting the battlements and scaring the watch. Then his father's ghost directs him to seek revenge.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, gloomy, atmospheric
Plot: ghost, betrayal, tragic love, revenge, insanity, deadly, dishonesty, unfulfillment, state affairs, royal family, vengeance, uncover truth ...
Time: middle ages
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 4.5
 291
The Red Knight (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Luxembourg
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Who really is behind the legend of "Red Dragon"?
Style: stylized, exciting, serious, captivating
Plot: adventurer, heroes, imaginary kingdom, adventure, escapades, danger, legends and myths, spell, tomb, legend, curses spells and rituals, fire ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.6
 755
King Lear (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 158 min.
Story: An aging King invites disaster when he abdicates to his corrupt, toadying daughters and rejects his one loving, but honest one.
Style: contemplative, serious, realistic, bleak, emotional ...
Plot: betrayal, king, aging, downfall, rivalry, dishonesty, intrigue, unfulfillment, state affairs, tragic hero, life is a bitch, uncontrollable ...
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29%
WitchSlayer Gretl (2012)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Twenty years after his encounter with the witch, a grown-up Hansel returns to the haunted forest, seeking revenge.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, atmospheric, suspense, tense ...
Plot: adventure, vengeance, bounty hunter, danger, supernatural, witch, escapades, imaginary, in the woods, rivalry, heroes, wizards and magicians ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 7.7
 36K
Hamlet (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 242 min.
Story: Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, returns home to find his father murdered and his mother remarrying the murderer, his uncle. Meanwhile, war is brewing.
Style: atmospheric, stylized, serious, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: prince, murder, betrayal, royal family, funeral, shakespeare, intrigue, rivalry, love and romance, tragic hero, couples, royal court ...
Time: 19th century, middle ages, 1800s, 18th century
Place: denmark, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Drawing Restraint 9 (2005)
Genre: Fantasy
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 135 min.
Story: The film concerns the theme of self-imposed limitation and continues Matthew Barney's interest in religious rite, this time focusing on Shinto
Style: stylized, atmospheric, experimental, surreal, serious
Plot: couples, religions or cults, society, couple relations, human nature, whaling, surrealism, ocean, wedding, ship, nudity (full frontal - brief), ocean or sea ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
A Blind River (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: South Korea
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Seong-chan, aka Lucas Fedora, rejects his girlfriend's proposal to get married and start a family of their own and leaves her to return to Korea and find his biological mother. He checks into a run down motel owned by two widows who have demons ...
Style: emotional, atmospheric, realistic, serious, tense ...
Plot: adoption, disorder, self discovery, introspection, haunted by the past, misfit, obsessive quest, parents and children, fish out of water, hotel, family relations, motel ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Legend of Evil Lake (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A thousand years ago, an evil spirit was kept imprisoned in a lake by the first emperor of the Chilla empire. Now unleashed, it possesses the body of Ja Woon-bi, the wife of general Biharang, with the aim to bring down the very dynasty that ...
Style: exciting, captivating, stylized, atmospheric, serious
Plot: battles, ghost, supernatural, love triangle, vengeance, couple relations, political intrigue, deadly, rivalry, escapades, danger, supernatural ability ...
Time: middle ages, 9th century
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 8.2
 3K
Hamlet (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Japan, USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: David Tennant stars in a film of the Royal Shakespeare Company's award-winning production of Shakespeare's great play. Director Gregory Doran's modern-dress production was hailed by the critics as thrilling, fast-moving and, in parts, ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: royal court, betrayal, revenge, murder, tragic hero, rivalry, queen, stepfather stepson relationship, royal family, intrigue, state affairs, heroes ...
Time: middle ages
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.4
 7K
The Banquet (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 131 min.
Story: 907 AD, the Tang Dynasty in China. The movie is set in an empire in chaos. The Emperor, the Empress, the Crown Prince, the Minister and the General all have their own enemies.
Style: captivating, atmospheric, stylized, epic, serious ...
Plot: emperor, murder, intrigue, betrayal, exile, politics, royal family, manipulation, tragic hero, state affairs, manipulations, rivalry ...
Time: middle ages, 10th century
Place: china, asia, ancient china
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Pillow Book (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, UK, France, Luxembourg, Austria
Duration: 126 min.
Story: As a young girl in Japan, Nagiko's father paints characters on her face, and her aunt reads to her from "The Pillow Book", the diary of a 10th-century lady-in-waiting. Nagiko grows up, obsessed with books, papers, and writing on ...
Style: erotic, art house, enigmatic, non-linear, artsy ...
Plot: writing, calligraphy, translator, model, nudity (full frontal - brief), book, publisher, body painting, male nudity, legends and myths, lovers, skin ...
Time: middle ages, 10th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, hong kong, shanghai ...
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27%