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 cerebral films with plots about storytelling, catastrophe, surrealism, loneliness, dialogue, death and fantasy world mostly in Fantasy, Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like A Hungarian Fairy Tale: Enter the Void (2009), Northfork (2003), Toto the Hero (1991), 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, serious, touching, cerebral ...
Plot: afterlife, surrealism, incest, strip club, hallucination, prostitute, drug trip, stripper, ghost, siblings relations, unsimulated sex, drug dealing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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95%
 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, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Plot: small town, angel, small town life, injustice, hopes, society, social relations, human nature, americana, death, surrealism, polish ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: montana, usa, california, minnesota, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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, semi serious, humorous, offbeat, sentimental
Plot: childhood, aging, human nature, couple relations, magic realism, friendship, parents and children, siblings relations, haunted by the past, coming of age, youth, family relations ...
Time: 90s, future, near future
Place: europe, germany, egypt, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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, walking on water, tv news, ape, apostle, gorilla, father daughter relationship, computer, evangelist ...
Place: brussels belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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 6.8
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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, suspenseful, scary, stylized, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, nightmare, lighthouse, drawing, house, friendship, school, supernatural ability, supernatural, coming of age, young heroes, haunted by the past ...
Time: 80s
Place: england
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78%
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, serious, realistic, touching, suspenseful ...
Plot: spanish civil war, beehive, cat, innocence lost, coming of age, frankenstein, siblings relations, youth, family relations, family life, life is a bitch, civil war ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: spain, europe, tokyo
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65%
 6.9
 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, serious, offbeat, exciting ...
Audience: date night, pre-teens, family outing, kids, teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, coming of age, dream, adventure, circus, heroic mission, heroes, imaginary, youth, fantasy world, dark fantasy, mythology ...
Place: england
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62%
 7.7
 9K
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, serious, stylized, sentimental ...
Plot: afterlife, memory, eternity, heaven, disneyland, cloud, old man, teenage girl, bell, airplane, destiny, human nature ...
Time: 20th century
Place: kindergarten, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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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, captivating, touching, psychological, epic ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: childhood, grief, child abuse, parent child relationship, sibling relationship, philosophy, suffering, family problems, family relations, parents and children, human nature, family life ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, prehistoric times
Place: texas, usa, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, semi serious, sentimental, humorous, sincere ...
Plot: village, small town, sexuality, sexual relations, romance, hopes, fishing village, love and romance, couples, social relations, mysterious character, unlikely couple ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, hong kong, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 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, dark fantasy, fantasy world, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, supernatural, chosen one, parallel universe, curses spells and rituals, heroes, supernatural ability, transformation ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.5
 30K
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, psychological, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: isolation, heroin, imagination, orphan, sex, explosion, fear, drug abuse, imaginary, magic, drugs/alcohol, illness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, denmark
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54%
 2.3
 568
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: semi serious, humorous, exciting
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: circus, carnival, chimpanzee, kidnapping, wizards and magicians, animal life, artists and showbiz, workplace, manipulations, save the day, confined, imaginary ...
Time: 80s
Place: india, north carolina, south carolina
⇓ 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, semi serious, touching, enigmatic, light ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: friendship, adventure, family, young heroes, rescue, stallion, chase, parents and children, siblings relations, family relations, single parent, on the run ...
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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: atmospheric, psychological, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: reincarnation, wedding, mystery, dealing with death, friends, little boy, dishonesty, love and romance, couples, family relations, life is a bitch, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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50%
 5.8
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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, not serious, feel good, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: first sex, drugs/alcohol, looking for sex, changing the past or future, imaginary, platonic, sexual dysfunction, high school, virginity, small town, teenager, bullying ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: clever, witty, surreal, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: nervous breakdown, advertising executive, advertising agency, farce, advertising, self discovery, love and romance, couples, introspection, couple relations, mental illness, workplace situations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: jerusalem, russia, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, atmospheric, serious, stylized
Plot: religions or cults, ship, ocean or sea, human nature, couple relations, society, couples, disintegration, surrealism, male nudity, sculpture, pubic hair
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Akira Kurosawa's Dreams (1990)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A collection of magical tales based upon the actual dreams of director Akira Kurosawa.
Style: atmospheric, surreal, serious, captivating, mind bending ...
Plot: apocalypse, legends and myths, artist, tunnel, painting, hopes, volcano, child, chaos, dreams, surrealism, wise man ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: japan, asia, pacific ocean, mount fuji, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.8
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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: not serious, feel good, humorous, melancholic, clever ...
Audience: date night, family outing, kids
Plot: school, child as adult, family, workaholic, switching roles, parents and children, elementary school, adolescence vs adulthood, urban, wish come true, fish out of water, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: suspense, emotional, tense, psychological, dark ...
Plot: afterlife, rape, death in the family, serial killer, pedophile, loss of child, family drama, dealing with death, loss of daughter, murder, loss of loved one, heaven and hell ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: usa, delaware
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, semi serious, sexy, stylized
Plot: estate, sexual relations, palaces castles and temples, gays and lesbians, vengeance, siblings relations, curses spells and rituals, haunted by the past, time travel, couples, lesbian sex, female nudity ...
Time: 90s
Place: dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Sweden, Germany, Norway, France, Denmark
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An absurdist, surrealistic and shocking pitch-black comedy, which moves freely from nightmare to fantasy to hilariously deadpan humour as it muses on man’s perpetual inhumanity to man.
Style: surreal, semi serious, realistic, offbeat, humorous ...
Plot: odd couple, on the road, human nature, mentally challenged, teaching the ways of the world, misfit, partners, society, power relations, death, mask, singing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 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: atmospheric, stylized, bleak, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: samurai, ghost, spirit, anthology, promise, snow, tea, supernatural, monk, painting, storm, heroes ...
Time: 17th century, 19th century, middle ages, 12th century, 1900s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, magic, giant spider, ninja, giant monster, revenge, betrayal, toad, father daughter relationship, sword fight, vengeance ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
I Never Promised You a Rose Garden (1977)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A disturbed,institutionalized 16-year-old girl struggles between fantasy and reality.
Style: surreal, serious, emotional, gloomy, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mental illness, mental institution, doctors and patients, confined, misfit, youth, power relations, life is a bitch, teenage life, hopes, imaginary, self control ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.3
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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: atmospheric, serious, offbeat, surreal, witty ...
Plot: serial killer, convent, innocence lost, palaces castles and temples, siblings relations, crimes, deadly, family relations, battle of the sexes, feminism, couple relations, couples ...
Time: 16th century, 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 8.0
 381K
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, feel good, offbeat, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: fantasy world, witch, fish, escapades, true love, parents and children, adventure, fishing, mermaid, father son relationship, cancer, circus ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 30s, 40s, 50s ...
Place: usa, texas, morocco, alabama, congo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.3
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Pound (1970)
Genre: Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In a pound, 18 dogs wait to be adopted.
Style: semi serious, offbeat, biting, surreal
Plot: captivity, animal life, confined, dog, animal shelter, absurdism, switchblade, old man, prison escape, boxer, puppy, airplane ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.1
 217K
Sucker Punch (2011)
Genre: Action, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A young girl is institutionalized by her abusive stepfather. Retreating to an alternative reality as a coping strategy, she envisions a plan which will help her escape from the mental facility.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, stylized, sexy, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: imaginary, escape, violence, escape from reality, adventure, brothel, confined, imagination, child abuse, robot, lobotomy, sexual abuse ...
Place: vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%