Movies like Prospero's Books

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Prospero's Books (1991)
 6.8
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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, serious, captivating, experimental, surreal, talky, stylized, erotic, offbeat
Plot: island, memory loss, legends and myths, parents and children, royal family, escapades, vengeance, rivalry, dishonesty, imaginary kingdom, sea disaster, wizards and magicians, female nudity, male nudity, theater, male full rear nudity, nudity (full frontal - brief), surrealism, danger, imaginary, book, bare breasts, urination, pubic hair, female full frontal nudity ...

Most similar movies to Prospero's Books

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, surrealism and death mostly in Drama, Fantasy and War genres. Some movies like Prospero's Books: Pan's Labyrinth (2006), The Tempest (2010), The Tempest (1979), The Legend of Kaspar Hauser (2012), Electra, My Love (1974). 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, dark fantasy, fairy tale, gothic, stylized ...
Plot: creature, monster, legends and myths, imaginary kingdom, fairy, death, cruelty, good versus evil, young heroes, resistance, fantasy world, magical ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1944
Place: spain, europe
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100%
 5.3
 8K
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: surreal, captivating, serious, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: island, sorceress, spirit, storm, family relations, wizards and magicians, curses spells and rituals, vengeance, betrayal, escapades, destiny, isolation ...
Time: 17th century, 16th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
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: stylized, atmospheric, sexual, sexy, surreal ...
Plot: island, destiny, vengeance, uninhibited rivalry, parents and children, isolation, love affair, royal family, wizards and magicians, couples, intrigue, love and romance ...
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58%
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, experimental, serious, stylized ...
Plot: mysterious character, good versus evil, beach, crimes, rivalry, defiant, dishonesty, techno music, island, dj, ufo, surrealism ...
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: serious, realistic, stylized, atmospheric, captivating
Plot: murder, rivalry, state affairs, vengeance, legends and myths, ancient history, curses spells and rituals, parents and children, obsession, female nudity, male nudity, rebellion ...
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44%
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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: experimental, surreal, atmospheric, stylized, mind bending ...
Plot: good versus evil, supernatural, punk, skyscraper, graphic violence, rivalry, artists and showbiz, apprentice, curses spells and rituals, surrealism, nudity (full frontal - brief), strong sexual content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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44%
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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, psychological, atmospheric, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: tragic hero, intrigue, haunted by the past, rivalry, vengeance, royal family, state affairs, parents and children, dishonesty, ghost, murder, betrayal ...
Time: middle ages
Place: denmark, europe
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43%
 6.9
 5K
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: talky, serious, cult film
Plot: murder, filicide, vengeance, greek mythology, parents and children, curses spells and rituals, fall in love, couple relations, infidelity, ancient history, royal family, haunted by the past ...
Place: ancient greece, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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: thought provoking, atmospheric, serious, stylized, surreal ...
Plot: introspection, dog, battle of the sexes, couple relations, crumbling marriage, human nature, infidelity, love, communication problem, fight, nudity (full frontal - brief), death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.0
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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: atmospheric, captivating, serious, light
Plot: magic, sorcerer, self discovery, parents and children, curses spells and rituals, nudity (full frontal - brief), family relations, selflessness, graphic violence, rivalry, young heroes, coming of age ...
Time: 13th century, middle ages
Place: africa, west africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 3.6
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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: serious, suspenseful, rough, exciting, bleak ...
Plot: viking, adventure, good versus evil, rivalry, heroes, vengeance, escapades, imaginary kingdom, deadly creature, graphic violence, legends and myths, fight ...
Time: middle ages
Place: denmark
⇓ 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: serious, surreal, experimental, gloomy, atmospheric ...
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), breakup, music, love and romance, unfulfilled love, tragic love, couples, daydreamer, lovers apart, surrealism, sexuality, dwarf ...
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, surreal, serious, stylized, allegory ...
Plot: supernatural romance, martial arts, good versus evil, hidden identity, dangerous attraction, rivalry, romance, supernatural, fall in love, clergy, curses spells and rituals, sister sister relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
20th Century Boys 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: stylized, suspenseful, serious, exciting, offbeat
Plot: adventure, teenage life, rivalry, friendship, terrorism, escapades, battles, heroes, haunted by the past, good versus evil, worldwide chaos, apocalypse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
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32%
 7.5
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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: captivating, atmospheric, stylized, gothic, realistic ...
Plot: matador, desire for fame, rise to the top, ambition, bullfighting, good versus evil, physical appearance, escapades, intrigue, dishonesty, rivalry, poisoning ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, year 1929
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 4.9
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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, bleak, offbeat
Plot: amusement park, adventure, life is a bitch, escapades, youth, gender, society, gays and lesbians, prostitute, social misfits, rivalry, pirate ...
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Hamlet (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 178 min.
Story: To be or not to be, etc.
Style: atmospheric, emotional, stylized, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: haunted by the past, ghost, betrayal, tragic love, tragic hero, vengeance, parents and children, uncover truth, intrigue, dishonesty, rivalry, conspiracy ...
Time: 90s
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⇓ 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: mind bending, surreal, experimental, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: ship, ocean, ghost, postmodernism, listener, graphic violence, nudity (full frontal - brief), murder, parallel world, legends and myths, crimes, adventurer ...
Time: year 1958
Place: chile, singapore, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Metamorphoses (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A girl is approached by a strange boy outside her high school. He asks her to follow him to hear stories where gods fall in love with human beings.
Style: serious, captivating, thought provoking, psychological, stylized ...
Plot: bestiality, love, greek mythology, reincarnation, blindness, sexual desire, metamorphosis, journey, legends and myths, hermaphrodite, demi god, curse ...
Time: 2010s
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29%
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Krabat (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, teachers and students, supernatural, friendship, curses spells and rituals, apprentice, good versus evil, rivalry, legends and myths, buddies ...
Time: 17th century, middle ages
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Pillow Book (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Netherlands, France, Luxembourg
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: model, translator, nudity (full frontal - brief), publisher, male nudity, legends and myths, lovers, skin, love, japanese girl, violent husband, religions or cults ...
Time: middle ages, 10th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, california, shanghai ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Belly of an Architect (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The American architect Kracklite arrives in Italy, supervising an exhibiton for a French architect, Boullée, famous for his oval structures. Tirelessly dedicated to the project, Kracklite's marriage quickly dissolves along with his health.
Style: talky, sexy, sexual, semi serious, experimental ...
Plot: infidelity, pregnancy, architecture, architect, illness, obsession, losing-it hero, unfulfillment, mentally unstable, downfall, lifestyle, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, 18th century
Place: rome italy, europe, italy
⇓ 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: captivating, realistic, serious, atmospheric, gloomy
Plot: ghost, betrayal, tragic love, insanity, revenge, dishonesty, rivalry, uncover truth, unfulfillment, state affairs, losing-it hero, tragic hero ...
Time: middle ages
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 7.7
 808
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: serious, realistic, talky, bleak, emotional ...
Plot: betrayal, king, aging, unfulfillment, rivalry, tragic hero, life is a bitch, state affairs, intrigue, downfall, dishonesty, family relations ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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The Red Knight (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Luxembourg
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Who really is behind the legend of "Red Dragon"?
Style: serious, stylized, exciting, captivating
Plot: adventurer, heroes, escapades, adventure, imaginary kingdom, legends and myths, spell, legend, tomb, curses spells and rituals, wild boar, cave painting ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, tense, suspense ...
Plot: vengeance, adventure, supernatural, bounty hunter, witch, forest, rivalry, escapades, heroes, wizards and magicians, brother sister relationship, imaginary kingdom ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.8
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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, realistic ...
Plot: prince, murder, shakespeare, betrayal, royal family, funeral, intrigue, love and romance, tragic hero, rivalry, royal court, vengeance ...
Time: 19th century, middle ages, 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: atmospheric, stylized, serious, surreal, experimental
Plot: society, couple relations, religions or cults, couples, human nature, surrealism, whaling, nudity (full frontal - brief), ocean, ship, disintegration, wedding ...
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, tense, serious, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: adoption, disorder, haunted by the past, introspection, self discovery, misfit, obsessive quest, hotel, parents and children, fish out of water, family relations, identity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 8.0
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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: serious, emotional, stylized, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: royal court, betrayal, revenge, murder, rivalry, tragic hero, queen, state affairs, heroes, intrigue, royal family, crimes ...
Time: middle ages
Place: denmark, europe
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27%