Movies like Treasure Island 1985

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Treasure Island (1985)
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Treasure Island (1985)
Original name: L'Ile au trésor
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Take a son and make sure he dreams; wake him up and start telling him a story. Rock him with your most beautiful voice, lower and lower, until he goes back to sleep but still listening, subliminally. Now, he must be dreaming, but completing the story you were whispering. When the son wakes up, he must feel like the story chose him and not the opposite. Immortal story, was the title of an Orson Welles' film (who also acted in a previous version of Stevenson's Treaure Island); but every story is immortal, is what any Raoul Ruiz's film tells us
Plot: island, boy, childhood, child protagonist, surrealism, absurdism, child in peril, boy hero, storytelling, blind man, oneiric, boy in peril, storyteller

Most similar movies to Treasure Island

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, stylized, exciting and fairy tale films with plots about surrealism, island, adventure, escapades, danger, rescue and boy mostly in Fantasy, Adventure and Family genres. Some movies like Treasure Island: City of Pirates (1983), Nemo (1984), The Golden Boat (1990), The Land That Time Forgot (1974), Time Raiders (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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
Plot: surrealism, island, evil child, irrational behavior, killer child, murder, boy, little boy, sleepwalking, seance, perversity, sea ...
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95%
Manuel on the Island of Wonders (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Portugal, France
Duration: 152 min.
Story: Manuel is a young boy who travels from long ago to the present and then to the future.
Plot: child protagonist, boy, child's point of view, little boy, dreaming, thief, boy hero, oneiric, jewelry, parallel world, wonderland, island ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 4.6
 193
Nemo (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Based on Windsor McCay's comic strip, a little boy embarks on a dream-like adventure. Also known as Dream One.
Style: fairy tale
Plot: surrealism, children, sword and sorcery, elevator, submarine, sword and fantasy
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Golden Boat (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Fantasy
Country: USA, Belgium, Luxembourg, Hong Kong
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Inspired in form by American police TV shows and soap operas, The Golden Boat is a madcap, surreal dash through the streets of New York city, telling the mysterious and often hilarious story of an aged street-person named Austin, a comically ...
Plot: satire, killer, pastiche, blood, new yorker, boy, wounded man, writers, strange behavior, multiple murder, art critic, blood on wall ...
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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The Land That Time Forgot (1974)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: During World War I, a German U-boat sinks a British ship and takes the survivors on board. After it takes a wrong turn, the submarine takes them to the unknown land of Caprona, where they find dinosaurs and neanderthals.
Style: suspenseful, serious, captivating, entertaining, light ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: dinosaur, island, time travel, ancient mystery, world war one, adventurer, danger, adventure, rescue, ocean or sea, heroic mission, survival ...
Time: prehistory, 1940s, year 1916, prehistoric times
Place: antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.8
 739
Time Raiders (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: China
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Time Raiders is based on the online novel series Daomu Biji written by Xu Lei. It tells the story of explorers searching for the secrets of immortality in ancient tombs
Plot: key, immortal, empress, clock, dynamite, moth, countdown, boy, puppet, uncle nephew relationship, chain, mysterious stranger ...
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The New Adventures of Pinocchio (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Luxembourg, Germany, UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Puppeteer Geppetto becomes a puppet himself after drinking an elixir that Pinocchio bought from a traveling carnival.
Style: atmospheric, touching, feel good, serious, fairy tale ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids
Plot: rescue, friendship, rivalry, good versus evil, family, escapades, youth, danger, young heroes, obsessive quest, imaginary, adventure ...
Time: 17th century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Lake of Virgins (1982)
Genre: Adventure
Country: Spain
Story: A man discovers an island covered in treasure. But when he attempts to fully explore island and collect the treasure, he ends up discovering some mysterious nymphs who seduce him.
Plot: treasure, seduction, island, utopia, homesickness, female nudity, polygamy, sex
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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The Phoenix and the Magic Carpet (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Stuck in their late Grandfather's country cottage with no TV, Anthea, Robert and Chris are resigned to a boring week until they find a mouldy old carpet and a strange golden egg. But when the egg accidentally falls into the bonfire, it hatches ...
Plot: family relations, cottage, egg, quest, bird, grandfather grandson relationship, grandfather granddaughter relationship, surrealism
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Bunuel and King Solomon's Table (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Spain, Mexico, Germany, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Toledo in the 30s: The godfather of cinematic surrealism, Luis Buñuel, the poet Federico Garcia Loca and the painter Salvador Dalí are on a search for the mythical table of King Salomon, which is known to have the power to see in the past, the ...
Style: surreal, mind bending, contemplative, stylized, clever ...
Plot: surrealism, riddles and clues, ancient mystery, filmmaking, political unrest, city life, urban, performer's life, artists and showbiz, imaginary, teleportation, godparent ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s, 2000s
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 84
Christiana (1979)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The second chapter in the Pilgrim's Progress story. John Bunyan's immortal classic is completed with Christiana, Part 2 of the world-famous book, Pilgrim's Progress. Christiana, who had earlier scoffed at her husband for leaving his ...
Style: allegory, christian film
Plot: religion, journey, traveler, pilgrimage, doubt, temptation, cross, remorse, messenger, good versus evil, female protagonist, pilgrim ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 59K
Pan (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK, Australia
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Living a bleak existence at a London orphanage, 12-year-old Peter finds himself whisked away to the fantastical world of Neverland. Adventure awaits as he meets new friend James Hook and the warrior Tiger Lily. They must band together to save ...
Style: fairy tale, exciting, stylized, serious, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: fantasy world, orphan, pirate, magic, heroes, journey, adventure, flying, mischievous children, young heroes, danger, escapades ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 18th century, future
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Black Indies (1964)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: During the 1870s Scotland, mining engineer James Starr receives a letter from his old colleague Simon Ford who is living with his family in a cottage deep inside the abandoned Aberfoyle mine.Ford asks for Starr's help to solve mysterious and ...
Style: mysterious
Plot: cave, mine, orphan, lost, exploration, superstition, cottage, mining town, abandoned mine, gas, letter, coal ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
A Young Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Canada, France, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A modern riff of the 1889 novel by Mark Twain.
Plot: arthurian legend, back in time, falling in love, camelot, knight, high school student, jousting, young love, bathing, technology, bathtub, spray paint ...
Time: middle ages
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.0
 33K
Nim's Island (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A young girl inhabits an isolated island with her scientist father and communicates with a reclusive author of the novel she's reading.
Style: exciting, feel good, captivating, scenic, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: island, isolation, young heroes, exotic island, family relations, adventure, danger, family, rescue, agoraphobia, cruise, poacher ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, indonesia, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
One Million Years B.C. (1966)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: As the Earth wrestles with its agonising birth, the peoples of this barren and desolate world struggle to survive. Driven by animal instinct they compete against the harsh conditions, their giant predators, and warring tribes. When two people from ...
Style: exciting, serious, cult film, psychotronic, allegory ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: dinosaur, rivalry, caveman, survival, desert, volcano, pterodactyl, adventure, danger, misfit, heroes, escapades ...
Time: stone age, prehistoric times, prehistory, future, 80s
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Phra Apai Mani (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Thailand
Story: Two princes get banned from Rattana by their father, King Sudas. During their journey, one of the brothers, Apai Mani, gets kidnapped by a giant sea witch who fell in love with him. His brother Sri Suvan and a couple of warriors want to rescue him.
Plot: legend, son, sea monster, kingdom, sea, prince, monster, sword and sorcery, flute, mermaid
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 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, save the kingdom, imaginary, heroes, heroic mission, change of heart, magic, coming of age, fantasy world, circus ...
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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The Adventures of Pinocchio (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: Czech Republic, UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: One of puppet-maker Geppetto's creations comes magically to life. This puppet, Pinocchio, has one major desire and that is to become a real boy someday. In order to accomplish this goal he has to learn to act responsibly. This film shows you ...
Style: humorous, touching, feel good, semi serious, offbeat ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family, adventure, fish out of water, friendship, escapades, mischievous children, imaginary, youth, young heroes, coming of age, rescue, danger ...
Time: 18th century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Regime Without Bread (1985)
Genre: Fantasy, Music, Musical
Country: France
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Régime sans pain, influenced by (Ruiz's) friend Jean Baudrillard (and calling) to mind grade-Z SF, grew out of a commission to direct a music video (featuring French cult rock duo of Angèle/Maimone). Ruiz offered a counterproposal that he ...
Plot: surrealism, absurdism, noose, woman in a wheelchair, sword fight, music video
⇓ 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: experimental, contemplative, mind bending, surreal, atmospheric ...
Plot: ship, lifestyle, imaginary, escapades, mysterious character, ghost, adventure, legends and myths, murder, parallel world, ocean or sea, postmodernism ...
Time: year 1958
Place: chile, singapore, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Through the Magic Pyramid (1981)
Genre: Action, Family, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A lad finds himself magically sent back to ancient Egypt where he and the young King Tut team up to stop their evil and overly ambitious elders.
Plot: killing an animal, dead brother, tomb, brother, actress playing multiple roles, animal attack, brother brother relationship, brother sister relationship, mother, dog, husband, betrayal ...
Time: 20th century
Place: egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.8
 65K
Peter Pan (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: UK, Australia, USA, New Zealand
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In stifling Edwardian London, Wendy Darling mesmerizes her brothers every night with bedtime tales of swordplay, swashbuckling and the fearsome Captain Hook. But the children become the heroes of an even greater story, when Peter Pan flies into ...
Style: captivating, feel good, exciting, fairy tale, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night, teens
Plot: fantasy world, fairy, adventure, imaginary, pirate, children, childhood, magic, mermaid, island, first love, imaginary kingdom ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: london, europe, big ben london
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Jack the Giant Slayer (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The story of an ancient war that is reignited when a young farmhand unwittingly opens a gateway between our world and a fearsome race of giants. Unleashed on the Earth for the first time in centuries, the giants strive to reclaim the land they once ...
Style: fairy tale, exciting, stylized, captivating, enigmatic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: giant, imaginary kingdom, adventure, curses spells and rituals, legends and myths, youth, save the princess, heroic mission, princess, magic, family, imaginary ...
Time: 18th century
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A human child raised by wolves, must face off against a menacing tiger named Shere Khan, as well as his own origins.
Style: atmospheric, exciting, sentimental, disturbing, surprise ending
Audience: family outing
Plot: wolf, feral child, tiger, panther, anthropomorphism, hunter, jungle, human animal relationship, bear, coming of age, storytelling, animal that acts human ...
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
A Journey into Bliss (2004)
Genre: Fantasy
Country: Germany
Duration: 73 min.
Story: The film deals loosely with the adventures of the grizzled Gustav who captains a ship – a giant floating ‘snailboat’ – with a crew of talking animals and lumbering sailors in blackface. It unspools like a perverse children’s story book, ...
Style: fairy tale
Plot: owl, absurdism, king, vomiting, frog, surrealism, dictator, bear, gold, palace, splatter, snail ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 2.8
 128
Les gloutonnes (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: According to legend, a group of women escaped from Atlantis just before the destruction of the continent. They took refuge on a mysterious island, and founded a kingdom. Men who dared approach the island, were devoured by these sexually voracious ...
Style: sexploitation film, erotic
Plot: fistfight, treason, time machine, magic, lust, lesbian sex, atlantis, island, nudity (full frontal - brief), torture, murder, stabbing ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Stronghold (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Ukraine
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A solar eclipse activates a magic time portal, and a regular schoolboy Vit'ko from the 21st century goes a thousand years back in time. It doesn’t take Vitya long to recognize the legendary bogatyrs in young Oleshko, powerful Ilya and severe ...
Style: captivating, stylized, atmospheric
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, strong man, magical, courage, boy girl relationship, witchcraft, boy, troops, portal, warrior, giant monster, knight ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Ulysses Against Hercules (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Ulysses offends the gods so they send Hercules to capture him and bring him to them.
Style: suspenseful, stylized, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, adventurer, chase, battles, sword fight, warrior, sword, conquering, injustice, friends, ocean or sea, graphic violence ...
Time: ancient history
Place: ancient greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Fando and Lis (1968)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Mexico
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Fando and his partially paralyzed lover Lis search for the mythical city of Tar. Based on Jodorowsky's memories of a play by surrealist Fernando Arrabal.
Style: atmospheric, offbeat, stylized, serious, surreal ...
Plot: puppet, cards, nihilism, surrealism, post apocalypse, paraplegic, cross dressing, obsessive quest, escapades, toys, puppets, society ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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