Movies like Love Torn in a Dream

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Love Torn in a Dream (2000)
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Love Torn in a Dream (2000)
Original name: Combat d'amour en songe
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: France, Portugal, Chile
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Raul Ruiz's Love Torn in a Dream is introduced with a fake newsreel, taking place in postwar France, in which the cast of the film meet with the producer, who explains the film's complex weave of nine narratives. A diagram in which each story is represented by a letter of the alphabet explicates the intertwining of the nine tales. As the producer explains each actor's role, the film begins. The stories, rooted in folklore, bump up against each other as the film leaps back and forth in time.
Style: semi serious, enigmatic, baroque, humorous, offbeat
Plot: parallel world, dangerous attraction, riddles and clues, supernatural, danger, community, ghost, painting, couples, imaginary, pirate, thief, cannibal, devil, cave, ghost story, puzzle, internet, courtesan, beach, nun, dream, cannibalism, sword, mirror ...
Place: new york, france, canada

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Most similar movies to Love Torn in a Dream

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out offbeat, semi serious, humorous and atmospheric films with plots about supernatural, ghost, danger, couples, imaginary, surrealism and escapades mostly in Drama, Fantasy and Comedy genres. Some movies like Love Torn in a Dream: Visit (2010), City of Pirates (1983), Green Snake (1993), The Stone Raft (2002), Written By (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Visit (2010)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Philippines
Duration: 100 min.
Story: For the sake of her son, Paolo, Stella is re-married to another man, Anton, in the hopes of a having a whole and peaceful family life. However, after the wedding, she experiences major haunting that endangers her life and the people around her. All ...
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, scary, suspense, rough ...
Plot: supernatural, ghost, pregnancy, dangerous attraction, riddles and clues, woman in danger, couples, couple relations, deadly, revenge, wedding, exorcism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: the philippines
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95%
City of Pirates (1983)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: France, Portugal
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A surreal odyssey in which a melancholic maidservant crosses paths with a homicidal little boy, travels to a tiny island of pirates and encounters a man with multiple personalities.
Style: surreal, disturbing, suspenseful, rough, macabre
Plot: surrealism, island, evil child, irrational behavior, killer child, boy, little boy, murder, sleepwalking, seance, perversity, dream ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
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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 ⇓
74%
 5.9
 583
The Stone Raft (2002)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Spain, Portugal, Netherlands
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An inexplicable crack in the Pyrenees Mountains provokes excitement and scientific curiosity. As the geological fracture deepens and widens, the European community begins to disassociate itself from the calamity, and panic ensues among tourists and ...
Style: sincere, semi serious, surreal, contemplative, road movie ...
Plot: chaos and mayhem, political unrest, adventure, supernatural, chaos, on the road, evacuation, save the world, heroes, ocean or sea, collision, ocean ...
Place: spain, europe, portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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Written By (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A lawyer who is killed in a car accident finds himself resurrected as a character in his daughter's novel.
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, sincere, offbeat
Plot: supernatural, afterlife, parents and children, family relations, writer's life, dealing with death, death in the family, unfulfillment, alternate reality, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, novelist ...
Place: asia, hong kong
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71%
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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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67%
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That Day (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: France, Switzerland
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A father (Michel Piccoli) is scheming to have his slightly mental daughter from an earlier marriage (Elsa Zylberstein) killed by allowing a murderous psychopath (Bernard Giraudeau) to be released from the asylum and led to his house. However, the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, mind bending, witty ...
Plot: murder, family in crisis, serial killer, family problems, hitman, couples, family life, crimes, deadly, double murder, mental illness, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Life Is a Dream (1986)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A baroque mix of revolutionary politics, pop culture and semiotics loosely based on the play by Pedro Calderón de la Barca. A young prince learns that life is just a dream from which we wake when we die. And that dreams may be as real as life.
Style: baroque
Plot: memory, gunshot, resistance movement, movie theatre, exile, cinema, watching a movie, gunfight, pastiche, oneiric
Place: chile
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63%
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The Lost Domain (2005)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: France, Italy, Romania, Spain
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Set in 1973 during the coup d'etat in Chile, Max recalls his encounters in London during Worl War II with French aviator Antoine, a childhood hero he first met in his native country one morning in 1932 and who initiated him to the wonders of ...
Plot: raf, childhood, memory, villa, ghost, coup, aviator, aviation, airplane, mansion, world war two, pilot ...
Time: 70s, 1940s
Place: chile
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
A Magnificent Haunting (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An aspiring actor discovers that his spacious new apartment comes complete with eight friendly ghosts.
Style: sentimental, humorous, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: ghost, gay, supernatural, follow your dream, actor's life, self discovery, showbiz, old house, redemption, artists and showbiz, audition, aspiring actor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 1940s
Place: rome italy, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Sweet Rain: Accuracy of Death (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Chiba appears seven days before a person dies an unexpected death. His job is to observe the person for seven days then decide either to ‘execute’ or ‘pass over’. Today, again, in the rain, he waits. His subject, her death due in seven days, ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, stylized, offbeat
Plot: supernatural, workplace situations, betrayal, angel, changing the past or future, destiny, future dystopia, hopes, out of the way, gangsters, grim reaper, inventions and discoveries ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
He Sees You When You're Sleeping (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A man dies in a freak accident on a golf course only to learn he must perform one last good deed to get into heaven.
Style: suspenseful, humorous, semi serious, exciting, offbeat
Plot: family relations, crime, crimes, ghost, supernatural, parents and children, custody, gangsters, hopes, single parent, second chance, redemption ...
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Edge of the Garden (2011)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When Brian lets his girlfriend, decides to change city and way of life. Attracted by the incredible offer, purchase a large house outside keeping a big secret. One day you have the impression of seeing a woman in the garden and can also talk to her ...
Style: sentimental, atmospheric, captivating, psychological, offbeat ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: ghost, cottage, romance, impossible love, friendship, couples, fall in love, supernatural, unfulfillment, countryside, time travel, moving ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1960s, 60s
Place: maine, usa, new england, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Fado, Major and Minor (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Portugal
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Pierre, a middle-aged tourist guide, is the victim of a sudden failure : he does not recognize anything about him any longer. He goes back home and in his apartment he finds a mysterious young man who tells him he is here to avenge a young woman who ...
Plot: mysterious man, tour guide, hat, death of lover, amnesiac, striptease, tourist guide, sex in toilet, suicide, nightclub, female nudity, table ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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The Shoe Fairy (2005)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Dodo is indulged in collecting and wearing beautiful high heels until she encounters an accident and loses her legs.
Style: atmospheric, touching, semi serious, fairy tale, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: obsession, romance, couples, disability, family relations, wedding, mermaid, dentist, shoe store, painting, against the odds, supernatural ...
Place: taiwan
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46%
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Reckless (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: On Christmas eve, a relentlessly cheerful woman escapes from the killers hired by her husband, and embarks on a series of strange encounters.
Style: humorous, enigmatic, surreal, atmospheric, twists and turns ...
Plot: on the road, christmas, female protagonist, self discovery, danger, obsessive quest, uncover truth, family problems, mysterious character, odd couple, hitman, murder ...
Place: ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Good Witch's Gift (2010)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Canada
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Almost as soon as Jake and Cassie decide to get married on Christmas Eve, complications arise.
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, light
Audience: family outing, girls' night, date night
Plot: wedding, curses spells and rituals, romance, family, supernatural, couple relations, supernatural ability, small town, gift, christmas, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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 ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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
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43%
Fetching Cody (2005)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Art, a drug-addicted dealer and hustler, arrives at his girlfriend Cody's apartment to find that she has overdosed on heroin. He tries to fix things by traveling back in time in an attempt to prevent her death.
Style: semi serious, captivating, atmospheric, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: time travel, love affair, couples, time machine, romance, drug abuse, addiction, life is a bitch, hopes, pimp, overdose, misfit ...
Time: 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Bhoothnath Returns (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: India
Duration: 155 min.
Story: Boothnath vows to redeem himself when spirits tease him, and searches for a child to terrify. He befriends Akhrot, a slum kid, and helps him take on the country's most powerful politician.
Style: touching, humorous, feel good, semi serious, sitcom
Audience: family outing
Plot: ghost, friendship, good versus evil, mischievous children, supernatural, rivalry, youth, young heroes, friends, family relations, political satire, haunted house ...
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
A Christmas Carol (1999)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Scrooge is a miserly old businessman in 1840's London. One Christmas Eve he is visited by the ghost of Marley, his dead business partner. Marley foretells that Scrooge will be visited by three spirits, each of whom will attempt to show Scrooge ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, atmospheric, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: ghost, redemption, regret, miser, holiday, christmas, victorian england, supernatural, charity, friends, disorder, coldhearted ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, future, 1800s, 1840s ...
Place: london, turkey
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40%
The Strange Case of Angelica (2010)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Portugal, Spain, France, Brazil
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A magical tale about a young photographer who falls madly in love with a woman he can never have, except in his dreams. Late one night, Isaac is summoned by a wealthy family to take the last photograph of a young bride, Angelica, who mysteriously ...
Style: atmospheric, emotional, contemplative, captivating, serious ...
Plot: hotel, loss of daughter, death in the family, family relations, ghost, fall in love, photographer, romance, couples, supernatural, friendship, death ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: portugal, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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 ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, suspenseful, tense, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, supernatural, coming of age, supernatural ability, friendship, alternate reality, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, parallel world, drawing, lighthouse, house ...
Time: 80s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Good Witch (2008)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A mysterious woman comes in to town and inhabits the local haunted mansion, making everyone wonder if she's a witch or "The Grey Lady".
Style: touching, semi serious, captivating, entertaining
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: wizards and magicians, curses spells and rituals, mysterious character, adventure, supernatural, estate, danger, small town, parents and children, witch, small town life, haunted house ...
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37%
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Meridian (1990)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Catherine Bomarzini returns to the family castle in Italy after her father's death and gets caught in the web of a mysterious love triangle: a man who is at times repulsive, at others enchanting; and a creature of the night whose gentle eyes ...
Style: gothic, sexy, atmospheric, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: monster rape, curse, ghost, monster, castle, woman in danger, supernatural, mystery, destiny, fall in love, love triangle, dangerous attraction ...
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: serious, suspenseful, psychological, scary, contemplative
Plot: small town, supernatural, haunted by the past, friendship, social relations, deadly, back from the dead, undead, husband wife reunion, zombie, village, small town life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Babin (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: As scripted by Quebecois raconteur Fred Pellerin and directed by Luc Picard, this offbeat fantasy comedy details the adventures of Babine (Vincent Guillaume Otis), the son of a witch and a village pariah, as he ventures forth into the world and ...
Style: fairy tale, exciting, semi serious, captivating, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: village, adventure, heroic mission, escapades, family, clergy, danger, imaginary kingdom, imaginary, rivalry, save the day, witch ...
Place: quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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, offbeat, bleak
Plot: danger, life is a bitch, adventure, escapades, disgruntled, theme park, youth, misfit, addiction, gender bending, uninhibited rivalry, innocence lost ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Malpertuis (1971)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Belgium, France, West Germany
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Malpertuis is the name of an old, rambling mansion which is in reality a labyrinth where characters from Greek mythology are imprisoned by the bedridden Cassavius (Welles). He manages to keep them (as well as his nephew and niece) prisoners even ...
Style: surreal, scary, stylized, suspenseful, offbeat ...
Plot: ghost, dream world, crucifix, surrealism, mythology, greek mythology, greek, attic, estate, imaginary, supernatural, supernatural ability ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%