Movies like The Pied Piper 1972

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The Pied Piper (1972)
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The Pied Piper (1972)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Musical
Country: UK, West Germany, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Greed, corruption, ignorance, and disease. Midsummer, 1349: the Black Death reaches northern Germany. Minstrels go to Hamelin for the Mayor's daughter's wedding to the Baron's son. He wants her dowry to pay his army while his father taxes the people to build a cathedral he thinks will save his soul. A local apothecary who's a Jew seeks a treatment for the plague; the priests charge him with witchcraft. One of the minstrels, who has soothed the Mayor's daughter with his music, promises to rid the town of rats for the fee. The Mayor agrees, then renigs. In the morning, the plague, the Jew's trial, and the Piper's revenge come at once.
Style: fairy tale, atmospheric, serious, captivating, stylized, psychotronic
Plot: plague, wedding, clergy, burned alive, politics, family relations, parents and children, escapades, vengeance, rivalry, society, folk, disability, siblings relations, state affairs, dealing with death, revenge, witchcraft, medieval, painter, artist, musician, army, escape, medicine ...
Time: 14th century, middle ages
Place: germany, europe, northern germany

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Most similar movies to The Pied Piper

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, atmospheric, stylized and captivating films with plots about family relations, rivalry, parents and children, escapades, murder, siblings relations and vengeance mostly in Drama, Fantasy and Musical genres. Some movies like The Pied Piper: Donkey Skin (1970), The Juniper Tree (1990), Tom Thumb (2001), Three Suns (2004), Camelot (1967). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Donkey Skin (1970)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A fairy godmother helps a princess disguise herself so she won't have to marry her father.
Style: fairy tale, semi serious, surreal, stylized, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, date night
Plot: imaginary kingdom, cinderella story, wedding, fall in love, donkey, leaving home, surrealism, father daughter relationship, princess, king, family, love and romance ...
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The Juniper Tree (1990)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Iceland
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Margit and her older sister, Katla, flee their homeland in Iceland after their mother is killed for practicing witchcraft. Needing a place to stay, Katla casts a spell over a young farmer named Jóhann which makes him fall in love with her, ensuring ...
Style: serious, gloomy, fairy tale, contemplative
Plot: supernatural ability, supernatural, burned alive, wizards and magicians, family relations, parents and children, curses spells and rituals, siblings relations, family in danger, father son relationship, spell, dead animal ...
Time: middle ages
Place: iceland, europe
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33%
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Tom Thumb (2001)
Genre: Family, Fantasy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Poucet is a kid from a family of numerous children. The parents, too poor to feed them, decide to abandon them in the forest. Their, the brothers try to find their way out making fantastic encounters. This film is based on the French fairy tale ...
Style: fairy tale, serious, stylized, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: forest, escape, poverty, young heroes, heroes, life is a bitch, escapades, youth, favoritism among siblings, siblings relations, little boy, castle ...
Time: 16th century
Place: europe
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31%
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Three Suns (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The plague hits medieval Sweden.
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, captivating
Plot: plague, obsessive quest, escapades, on the road, medieval, adventure, strong female presence, woman in danger, church, crusader, painter, rat ...
Time: 14th century, middle ages
Place: sweden, europe
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29%
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Camelot (1967)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 179 min.
Story: King Arthur establishes the ideals and laws of Camelot but is tragically forced to enforce these laws against his own wife.
Style: captivating, stylized, atmospheric, lyrical, intense ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: king arthur, knight, heroes, jousting, romance, betrayal, camelot, rivalry, intrigue, medieval, sword and sorcery, battles ...
Time: middle ages, 60s
Place: england, europe, london
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29%
Hansel and Gretel (1988)
Genre: Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Hansel and Gretel tells the tale of two young children driven from home by their scolding mother. Losing their way in the dark forest they stumble upon the cottage of a kindly old woman. But is this kindly old woman everything she seems...?
Style: fairy tale, humorous, feel good, stylized, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: forest, curses spells and rituals, siblings relations, adventure, youth, wizards and magicians, escapades, evil witch, parents and children, family relations, child in peril, witch ...
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28%
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Puss in Boots (1988)
Genre: Fantasy, Musical, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A cat belonging to a poor miller's son thinks up a great plan for bringing a title, wealth, and marriage for his owner. He begins to carry it out, using a few birds and rabbits as gifts for the king, his own wit, and a pair of boots that make ...
Style: fairy tale, stylized, humorous, feel good, semi serious
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family, escapades, partners, unlikely partners, love and romance, siblings relations, legends and myths, fall in love, family life, friends, family relations, ogre ...
Time: 18th century
Place: europe, france
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28%
Beauty and the Beast (1987)
Genre: Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: Israel, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: To save her father, a girl who always puts others before herself promises to live her life in a lavish castle with a strange beast.
Style: fairy tale, semi serious, touching, stylized, humorous ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, date night, kids
Plot: beast, forest, castle, romance, love and romance, escapades, opposites attract, master and servant, family, adventure, dangerous animal, unlikely couple ...
Time: 16th century
Place: france, europe
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28%
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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
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27%
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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: 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
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26%
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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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
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26%
Revengers Tragedy (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Revengers Tragedy is a film adaptation of the 1606 play The Revenger's Tragedy It was directed by Alex Cox and adapted for the screen by Cox's fellow Liverpudlian, Frank Cottrell Boyce. The film stars Christopher Eccleston as the ...
Style: thought provoking, bleak, serious, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: revenge, murder, wedding, mentally unstable, haunted by the past, vengeance, secret identity, life is a bitch, dishonesty, social decay, dark humor, rape ...
Time: future
Place: england, europe
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26%
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Bluebeard (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: An adaptation of the classic tale of a wealthy aristocrat with a blue beard.
Style: fairy tale, serious, tense, surreal, atmospheric ...
Plot: convent school, serial killer, convent, family relations, crimes, battle of the sexes, gender, mysterious place, couples, feminism, couple relations, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 16th century
Place: france, europe
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25%
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: stylized, atmospheric, talky, surreal, captivating ...
Plot: memory loss, legends and myths, imaginary kingdom, island, vengeance, royal family, parents and children, dishonesty, rivalry, escapades, sea disaster, wizards and magicians ...
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25%
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, captivating, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: hotel, loss of daughter, death in the family, family relations, fall in love, ghost, couples, romance, photographer, supernatural, friendship, death ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: europe, portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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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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24%
The Brothers Lionheart (1977)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Sweden, Iceland
Duration: 106 min.
Story: 9-year old Karl Lejon, 'Skorpan' is suffering from tuberculosis and knows that he will die soon. But his older brother Jonathan tries to comfort him by promising that they one day will meet in Nangijala, a magic country beyond the stars. ...
Style: serious, exciting, stylized, epic, atmospheric
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: afterlife, family relations, knight, heroes, rebellion, adventure, supernatural, rivalry, escapades, good versus evil, family, siblings relations ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, middle ages
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
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24%
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Buddenbrooks (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 151 min.
Story: Mid-19th-century, Baltic Sea port city of Lubeck, Germany. Follows the fourth generation of the Buddenbrook mercantile family as Tony and Thomas reach the age of marriage. Fatefully impeded every step of the way, the Buddenbrooks struggle as ...
Style: realistic, saga, emotional, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: family relations, family business, society, workplace, fall in love, unfulfillment, parents and children, relationship vs career, rivalry, inheritance, friendship, couples ...
Time: 19th century
Place: germany, europe, northern germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Hamlet (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Tony Richardson's Hamlet is based on his own stage production. Filmed entirely within the Roundhouse in London (a disused train shed), it is shot almost entirely in close up, focusing the attention on faces and language rather than action.
Style: tense, serious, atmospheric, psychological
Plot: tragic love, murder, ghost, tragedy, destructive relationship, vengeance, parents and children, royal family, haunted by the past, psychopath, couples, heroes ...
Time: middle ages
Place: denmark, europe
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24%
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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
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23%
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
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23%
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I Come (2000)
Genre: Musical, Drama
Country: Spain, France, Germany, Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Caco is a proud, handsome man, head of a family, and very powerful in the local community. Yet he has been torn to pieces by the death of his beloved daughter. He constantly visits her grave, weeps silently at her photo and has transferred all his ...
Style: atmospheric, emotional, rough, touching, tense ...
Plot: vengeance, rivalry, family tradition, family problems, loss of daughter, latin, village, flamenco, gypsy, music, dealing with death, world ...
Time: 20th century
Place: spain
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23%
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Hamlet (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, finds out that his uncle Claudius killed his father to obtain the throne, and plans revenge.
Style: atmospheric, bleak, realistic, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: murder, tragic hero, poisoning, revenge, state affairs, family relations, parents and children, royal family, unfulfillment, dishonesty, spirit, father son relationship ...
Time: middle ages
Place: denmark, europe, england
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23%
The Karamazov Brothers (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Czech Republic, Poland, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Dostoevsky’s latter-day opus about the siblings and their father is among the masterpieces of world literature. It asks profound questions about ethics and religion. Is there a God? Does the devil exist? Is everything allowed because we live in a ...
Style: captivating, atmospheric, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Plot: theater, parents and children, lifestyle, hopes, family relations, redemption, siblings relations, human nature, dealing with death, performer's life, society, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, czech republic, prague, poland, central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Masque of the Red Death (1964)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Satan-worshiper Prince Prospero invites the local nobility to his castle for protection against an oncoming plague, the Red Death. He orders his guests to attend a masked ball and, amidst an atmosphere of debauchery and depravity, notices the entry ...
Style: gothic, suspenseful, scary, serious, macabre ...
Plot: plague, satanism, murder, village, revenge, sacrifice, tragic villain, supernatural, good versus evil, mystery, devil worship, satanic ritual ...
Time: middle ages
Place: italy, europe
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22%
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Greendale (2003)
Genre: Musical, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Neil Young's "musical novel", telling the story of a family, the murder of a cop and the evolution of a young girl named Sun Green. This is not a concert film. YOung himself shot actors on locations on his native Northern California ...
Style: realistic, serious, experimental, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: small town, social differences, journalism, society, satire, parents and children, culture clash, americana, couple relations, family life, music, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
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22%
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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, 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 ...
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22%
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One & Two (2015)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two siblings discover a supernatural escape from a troubled home, but find their bond tested when reality threatens to tear their family apart.
Style: atmospheric, serious, psychological, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: family relations, isolation, siblings relations, terminal illness, family problems, parents and children, youth, sick mother, coming of age, supernatural ability, brother sister relationship, abusive father ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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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
Place: southern usa
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22%