Movies like A Hungarian Fairy Tale

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A Hungarian Fairy Tale (1987)
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A Hungarian Fairy Tale (1987)
Original name: Hol volt, hol nem volt
Genre: Fantasy
Country: Hungary
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Shot in B&W, Gyula Gazdag's film follows the surreal and often comic quests of young Andris, an orphan searching for a father who doesn't exist, and Orban, a government clerk who's had enough of oppressive bureaucracy.
Style: melancholic, talky, enigmatic, stylized, harsh, cerebral, surreal, sexy, biting, colourful ...
Plot: father daughter relationship, opera, school, pregnancy, snow, train, morgue, running, secret, gun, orphan, cemetery, singing, single mother, boy, chase, kiss, fire, newborn baby, shooting, nightmare, stranger, corpse, old woman, nurse ...
Place: budapest hungary, tokyo, japan, iraq, argentina, australia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out surreal, stylized, melancholic and enigmatic films with plots about death, storytelling, catastrophe, fantasy world, surrealism, life & death and mentor mostly in Fantasy, Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like A Hungarian Fairy Tale: Enter the Void (2009), Toto the Hero (1991), Northfork (2003), The Brand New Testament (2015), Paperhouse (1988). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Enter the Void (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: France, Germany, Italy, Canada, Japan
Duration: 161 min.
Story: This psychedelic tour of life after death is seen entirely from the point of view of Oscar (Nathaniel Brown), a young American drug dealer and addict living in Tokyo with his prostitute sister, Linda (Paz de la Huerta). When Oscar is killed by ...
Style: psychedelic, atmospheric, touching, serious, light ...
Plot: afterlife, surrealism, incest, stripper, strip club, hallucination, prostitute, drug trip, ghost, family relations, siblings relations, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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95%
Toto the Hero (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Belgium, France, Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Thomas and Alfred were born around the same time; a fire in the nursery had nurses scrambling to save the newborns. Because he felt that he deserved Alfred's good fortune at being born into a wealthy family, Thomas conceives the idea that he ...
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, sentimental, offbeat
Plot: aging, childhood, love and romance, coming of age, friendship, siblings relations, family relations, haunted by the past, mistaken identity, family life, couples, social differences ...
Time: 90s, future, near future
Place: germany, europe, egypt, spain
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90%
 6.4
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Northfork (2003)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: "We are all angels. It is what we do with our wings that separates us." In the next two days, the town of Northfork will cease to exist. The year is 1955 and Northfork is literally about to be "dammed," flooded to make way for a ...
Style: surreal, bleak, realistic, offbeat, disturbing ...
Plot: small town, angel, human nature, polish, society, hopes, small town life, social relations, injustice, americana, death, surrealism ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: montana, usa, california, minnesota, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
The Brand New Testament (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Belgium, France, Luxembourg
Duration: 114 min.
Story: God lives in Brussels. On earth though, God is a coward, with pathetical morals and being odious with his family. His daughter, Ea, is bored at home and can't stand being locked up in a small apartment in ordinary Brussels, until the day she ...
Style: surreal, melancholic, philosophical, reflective, absurd ...
Plot: god, death, religion, philosophy, doctor, song, elevator, escape, vacuum cleaner, running, bullet, singing ...
Place: brussels belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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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: tense, stylized, atmospheric, psychological, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, friendship, drawing, house, nightmare, lighthouse, coming of age, supernatural, school, haunted by the past, young heroes, imaginary ...
Time: 80s
Place: england
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76%
The Tree of Life (2011)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: The impressionistic story of a Texas family in the 1950s. The film follows the life journey of the eldest son, Jack, through the innocence of childhood to his disillusioned adult years as he tries to reconcile a complicated relationship with his ...
Style: atmospheric, touching, captivating, psychological, epic ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: childhood, dinosaur, grief, suffering, child abuse, parenthood, family relations, family problems, family life, parents and children, wisdom of life, sibling relationship ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century, prehistoric times
Place: texas, usa, china
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58%
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After Life (1998)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 118 min.
Story: After death, people have just one week to choose only a memory to keep for eternity.
Style: surreal, touching, stylized, psychological, sentimental ...
Plot: afterlife, memory, old man, disneyland, eternity, cloud, teenage girl, airplane, heaven, bell, destiny, supernatural ...
Time: 20th century
Place: kindergarten, tokyo, japan
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57%
 6.9
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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: stylized, atmospheric, offbeat, exciting, serious ...
Audience: teens, date night, family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, coming of age, circus, dream, adventure, change of heart, heroes, giant, regret, youth, imaginary, heroic mission ...
Place: england
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55%
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Warm Water Under a Red Bridge (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan, France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A newly unemployed salaryman meets a particularly sexual woman.
Style: surreal, humorous, offbeat, feel good, sentimental ...
Plot: village, romance, self discovery, love affair, couples, social relations, starting over, sexual relations, love and romance, mysterious character, unlikely couple, nosy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, hong kong, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Tideland (2005)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Because of the actions of her irresponsible parents, a young girl is left alone on a decrepit country estate and survives inside her fantastic imagination.
Style: atmospheric, surreal, disturbing, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: isolation, heroin, imagination, drug abuse, orphan, fear, sex, explosion, imaginary, addiction, down on your luck, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.1
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Birth (2004)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: It took Anna 10 years to recover from the death of her husband, Sean, but now she's on the verge of marrying her boyfriend, Joseph, and finally moving on. However, on the night of her engagement party, a young boy named Sean turns up, saying he ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, realistic, serious ...
Plot: reincarnation, wedding, mystery, dishonesty, contact, haunted by the past, couples, self discovery, love and romance, family relations, parents and children, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Carnival Magic (1981)
Genre: Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A magician in a carnival--who actually can read minds and levitate people and objects--works with a superintelligent chimp named Alex, who can also talk. The magician and the chimp soon become the stars of the carnival, drawing in big crowds. ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: circus, kidnapping, magician, carnival, chimpanzee, mind reading, workplace, rivalry, wizards and magicians, confined, artists and showbiz, imaginary ...
Time: 80s
Place: south carolina, north carolina, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 4.3
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A Rough Draft (2018)
Genre: Fantasy
Country: Russia
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Young Muscovite Kirill is a talented designer of computer games. One day, he is completely erased from the memory of everyone he knew and loved. Kirill learns that he has been chosen for an important and mysterious mission: to become a customs ...
Style: stylized, twists and turns, surreal, atmospheric
Plot: alternate reality, imagination, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, chosen one, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, heroes, parallel universe, fantasy world, dark fantasy, danger, good versus evil ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Into the West (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Accused of a crime they didn't commit, two city kids and a magical horse are about to become the coolest outlaws ever to ride Into The West.
Style: feel good, touching, semi serious, enigmatic, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, adventure, chase, family, alcohol abuse, single parent, danger, heroes, on the run, police corruption, rescue, fairy ...
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Spirit of the Beehive (1973)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Spain
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War, Ana, a sensitive seven-year-old girl in a rural Spanish hamlet is traumatized after a traveling projectionist screens a print of James Whale's 1931 "Frankenstein" for the village. The ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, touching, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: spanish civil war, cat, beehive, civil war, innocence lost, coming of age, family life, society, imaginary character, youth, oppression, siblings relations ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: spain, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: surreal, stylized, atmospheric, serious
Plot: couples, ship, couple relations, society, human nature, disintegration, ocean or sea, religions or cults, surrealism, male nudity, pubic hair, sculpture
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Lovely Bones (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, New Zealand
Duration: 135 min.
Story: After being brutally murdered, 14-year-old Susie Salmon watches from heaven over her grief-stricken family -- and her killer. As she observes their daily lives, she must balance her thirst for revenge with her desire for her family to heal.
Style: emotional, tense, suspense, psychological, serious ...
Plot: afterlife, pedophile, rape, death in the family, serial killer, loss of child, heaven and hell, loss of loved one, loss of daughter, murder, family drama, dealing with death ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: usa, delaware
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
How to Get Ahead in Advertising (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Pressure from his boss and a skin-cream client produces a talking boil on a British adman's neck.
Style: witty, clever, offbeat, surreal, biting ...
Plot: advertising, farce, nervous breakdown, advertising executive, advertising agency, couples, couple relations, workplace situations, introspection, mental illness, self discovery, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: jerusalem, russia, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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The Magic Serpent (1966)
Genre: Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In ancient Japan, a good lord is killed and his throne is taken by the trecherous Yuki Daijo and his wizard friend Oroki-maru. The young prince Ikazuki-maru is rescued from the jaws of death by a magic bird sent by a wizard. Ten years later, ...
Plot: dragon, samurai, giant spider, magic, ninja, revenge, giant monster, giant bird, vengeance, father daughter relationship, sword fight, toad ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Hidden Beauties (1999)
Genre: Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Three gorgeous beauties awaken from an ancient nap and immediately begin making up for lost time, engaging in as many passionate encounters as time will allow.
Style: sexual, sexy, semi serious, stylized
Plot: estate, vengeance, haunted by the past, time travel, sexual relations, curses spells and rituals, siblings relations, gays and lesbians, couples, palaces castles and temples, redhead, sex standing up ...
Time: 90s
Place: dungeon
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40%
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Vice Versa (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A mysterious oriental skull transforms a father into his son, and vice versa.
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, melancholic, clever ...
Audience: date night, family outing, kids
Plot: school, child as adult, workaholic, family, wisdom of life, getting along, hopes, switching roles, wish come true, parents and children, communication problem, quibbling ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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40%
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Bluebeard (2009)
Genre: Fantasy
Country: France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: An adaptation of the classic tale of a wealthy aristocrat with a blue beard.
Style: tense, surreal, offbeat, gothic, atmospheric ...
Plot: serial killer, convent, crimes, battle of the sexes, gender, innocence lost, feminism, couples, deadly, siblings relations, spouse killer, palaces castles and temples ...
Time: 16th century, 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
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39%
The Five People You Meet in Heaven (2004)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: On his 83rd birthday, Eddie (Voight), a war vet and a maintenance worker at the Ruby Pier amusement park, dies while trying to save a girl who is sitting under a falling ride. When he awakens in the afterlife, he encounters five people with ties to ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, christian film
Plot: afterlife, birthday, heaven and hell, redemption, religious, innocence lost, danger, self discovery, golden years, hopes, unfulfillment, life is a bitch ...
Time: 50s, 30s, 40s, 20th century, 1950s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Premature (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: On the most important day of his young life, a high school senior is forced to relive his failed attempt at losing his virginity over and over again, until he gets it right.
Style: humorous, surreal, sexy, feel good, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: first sex, drugs/alcohol, looking for sex, platonic, sexual dysfunction, imaginary, changing the past or future, high school, virginity, teenage love, small town, obsession ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 8.0
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Kwaidan (1964)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 183 min.
Story: Taking its title from an archaic Japanese word meaning "ghost story," this anthology adapts four folk tales. A penniless samurai marries for money with tragic results. A man stranded in a blizzard is saved by Yuki the Snow Maiden, but his ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, bleak, gloomy, scary ...
Plot: samurai, ghost, monk, storm, painting, snow, tea, promise, anthology, spirit, supernatural, escapades ...
Time: 19th century, 17th century, middle ages, 12th century, 1900s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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37%
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Big Fish (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Throughout his life Edward Bloom has always been a man of big appetites, enormous passions and tall tales. In his later years, he remains a huge mystery to his son, William. Now, to get to know the real man, Will begins piecing together a true ...
Style: sentimental, surreal, offbeat, feel good, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: fantasy world, witch, fish, escapades, true love, circus, parents and children, mermaid, adventure, fishing, father son relationship, love and romance ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 30s, 80s, 50s ...
Place: usa, texas, cuba, russia, congo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Dragonheart: Battle for the Heartfire (2017)
Genre: Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When the King Gareth dies, his potential heirs, twin grandchildren who possess the dragon’s unique strengths, use their inherited powers against each other to vie for the throne. When Drago’s source of power – known as the Heartfire – is ...
Style: atmospheric, fairy tale, captivating, suspense
Plot: dragon, family relations, family, rivalry, brutality, adventure, death, heir to the throne, fraternal twins, playwright, brother sister relationship, super strength ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Book of Birdie (2017)
Genre: Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When, Birdie, fragile teenager with an overactive imagination is placed in an isolated Midwestern convent on the brink of closure, her strange and in some cases grotesque obsessions begin to consume her attention. Outside life beckons when she meets ...
Plot: lgbt, religion, lesbian, singing, female protagonist, blood
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36%
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Pound (1970)
Genre: Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In a pound, 18 dogs wait to be adopted.
Style: biting, surreal, offbeat, semi serious
Plot: captivity, confined, animal life, airplane, dog, chauffeur, map, prison escape, boxer, old man, sex on table, animal shelter ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (1989)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Alice, having survived the previous installment of the Nightmare series, finds the deadly dreams of Freddy Krueger starting once again. This time, the taunting murderer is striking through the sleeping mind of Alice's unborn child. His ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, rough, satanic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, slasher, serial killer, murder, pregnancy, monster, danger, good versus evil, psychopath, dream, nun, nightmare ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, midwest, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%