Movies like The Pied Piper

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The Pied Piper (1986)
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The Pied Piper (1986)
Original name: Krysař
Genre: Animation, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Czechoslovakia, West Germany
Duration: 53 min.
Story: A darkly brilliant stop-motion adaptation of The Pied Piper of Hamelin about a plague of rats that punish townsfolk corrupt with greed. One of Czechoslovakia's most ambitious animation projects of the 1980s, notable for its unusual dark art direction, innovative animation techniques and use of a fictitious language
Style: psychotronic, cult film, puppet animation
Plot: money, medieval, children, rat, dark fantasy, greed, expressionism, part animation, pipe, no dialogue, urban fantasy

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Most similar movies to The Pied Piper

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out psychotronic, serious, suspenseful and atmospheric films with plots about surrealism, demon, danger, supernatural, violence, escapades and imaginary mostly in Animation, Fantasy and Horror genres. Some movies like The Pied Piper: One Night in City (2007), The Sorcerer's Apprentice (1978), The Phantom of the Opera (1988), Twilight of the Dark Master (1997), Final Inferno (1989). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
One Night in City (2007)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Horror
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Jan Balej's animated film Night In A City / Jedné Noci V Jednom Meste (2007) from the Czech Republic. Very little dialogue throughout, but instead a rich world of sounds and music which more than match the detailed animation and curious ...
Style: psychotronic, puppet animation, dark humor
Plot: suitcase, omnibus, violin, eccentricity, ear, tree, fish, absurd humor, absurdism, surrealism, violinist
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The Sorcerer's Apprentice (1978)
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy, Horror, Romance
Country: Czechoslovakia, West Germany
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Krabat, a beggar boy, is lured to become an apprentice to an evil, one-eyed sorcerer. With a number of other boys, he works at the sorcerer's mill while learning black magic. Every Christmas one of the boys has to face the master in a magical ...
Style: cult movie cast, cult film, psychotronic
Plot: apprentice, magic, raven, jealousy, winter, jewelry, black magic, loneliness, human becoming an animal, flying, beggar, dark fantasy ...
Time: middle ages
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60%
The Phantom of the Opera (1988)
Genre: Animation, Horror
Country: Ireland
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Animated version of the classic story
Style: psychotronic
Plot: opera house, damsel in distress, torture chamber, scorpion, grasshopper, 2d animation, mask, rat, unrequited love, persian
Place: paris france
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57%
Attack on Titan: The Wings of Freedom (2015)
Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Recap of episodes 14-25.
Plot: giant, violence, post apocalypse, dark fantasy, transformation, soldier, female writer, post apocalyptic, military, eaten alive, betrayal, army ...
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42%
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Twilight of the Dark Master (1997)
Genre: Animation, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Tsunami is an ancient gaurdian fom days long ago when the Mother Spirit created Daemons and Gaurdians to aid a fledgling human race. Tsunami becomes involved with a woman who has just lost her fiance and her arm and now wants to figure out why this ...
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, serious
Plot: vampire, escapades, supernatural ability, life is a bitch, tsunami, battles, chaos, apocalypse, technology gone awry, survival, heroic mission, future dystopia ...
Time: future
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Final Inferno (1989)
Genre: Animation, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 48 min.
Story: As the Overfiend slumbers, the mad emperor Caesar rises to power, enslaving a new race of demon beasts.
Plot: sex, death, rape, splatter, gore, demon, blood, explicit sex
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Vanilla Series: Nightmare Campus (1994)
Genre: Animation, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 200 min.
Story: During an archaeological expedition to a forbidden Himalayan temple, 19-year-old Masao Sera stumbled upon a bloody, sacrificial rite designed to throw open the Gates of Hell. Meanwhile, a dark force has descend upon Masao's college. Fights, ...
Style: dark humor, hentai
Plot: teenage sex, desire, vagina, sexual attraction, rape victim, telepathy, perversion, vulva, dead man, cruelty, incest, attraction ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Blood Tea and Red String (2006)
Genre: Animation, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 71 min.
Story: A handmade stop-motion fairy tale for adults that tells the tale of the struggle between the aristocratic White Mice and the rustic Creatures Who Dwell Under the Oak over the doll of their heart's desire.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, stylized, semi serious, puppet animation ...
Plot: imaginary kingdom, obsession, society, escapades, rescue, animal life, fall in love, rich and poor, mouse, doll, obsessive quest, imaginary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Evil Toons (1992)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Horror, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Four sexy young girls are to clean an old house for the new owners. They get delivered an old book full of magic incantations, and while reading it they accidentally bring a cartoon character to life. The cartoon character likes the blood of young ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, offbeat, dark humor, psychotronic
Plot: supernatural, woman in danger, deadly, danger, college, frame up, sexual abuse, female protagonist, friendship between women, television, hanging, demon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
H.P. Lovecraft's The Dunwich Horror and Other Stories (2007)
Genre: Animation, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 46 min.
Story: In the bleak, disturbing and suspenseful universe of H.P. Lovecraft, endless horrors await. From ravaging cannibals to ancient rituals come to life, there's no escape for these hapless souls, whether they come across the Danwich outskirts or ...
Style: puppet animation
Plot: h.p. lovecraft, old house, old man, flame, university professor
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Max, Sally and the Magic Phone (2001)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Czech Republic, China
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Max and Sally, the heroes of popular Czech animated series are leaving the TV in order to become a regular boy and girl.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: nanny, small town, animal human communication, fictitious country, child protagonist, nobleman, doctor, ghost, human becoming an animal, absurdism, husband wife reunion, innkeeper ...
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37%
Belladonna of Sadness (1973)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A peasant woman is banished from her village and makes a deal with the devil to gain magical powers.
Style: art house, psychedelic, cult film, adult animation
Plot: loss of innocence, small village, gang rape, violence, injustice, breasts, dream, tax collector, rebellion, crucifix, nudity (full frontal - brief), witchcraft ...
Time: middle ages
Place: feudal japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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The Apostle (2012)
Genre: Animation, Horror
Country: Spain
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A prisoner recently escaped from prison tries to recover the loot he hid a few years earlier in a remote and secluded village, but what there is is a sentence worse than jail. Claims elderly, strange disappearances, spirits, a peculiar priest and to ...
Style: atmospheric, captivating, suspenseful, puppet animation, suspense ...
Plot: curses spells and rituals, ancient mystery, danger, escapades, imaginary, village, obsessive quest, surrealism, prison escape, society, religions or cults, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust (2000)
Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: D has been hired to track down Meier Link, a notoriously powerful vampire who has abducted a woman, Charlotte Elbourne. D's orders are strict - find Charlotte, at any cost. For the first time, D faces serious competition. The Markus Brothers, a ...
Style: gothic, serious, gloomy, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: vampire, woman in danger, monster, supernatural, gory, adventure, danger, dark fantasy, bounty hunter, immortality, kidnapping, rescue ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Attack on Titan: The Roar of Awakening (2018)
Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Eren Yeager and others of the 104th Training Corps have just begun to become full members of the Survey Corps. As they ready themselves to face the Titans once again, their preparations are interrupted by the invasion of Wall Rose—but all is not ...
Plot: giant, fight, female writer, sword, violence, manga, adaptation, post apocalyptic, dark fantasy, male nudity, wall, compilation ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Lesson Faust (1994)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Czech Republic, France, UK, Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A very free adaptation of Marlowe's 'Doctor Faustus', Goethe's 'Faust' and various other treatments of the old legend of the man who sold his soul to the devil. Svankmajer's Faust is a nondescript man who, after ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, thought provoking, stylized, serious ...
Plot: surrealism, puppet, deal with the devil, clay, philosophy, supernatural ability, devil, redemption, afterlife, destructive relationship, good versus evil, map ...
Place: prague, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship (1991)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Based on a Russian folk tale. A proclamation went out through all the land that whosoever could build a flying ship would win the hand of the Tsar's daughter. The youngest son of a simple peasant shows up to claim her, and the dumbfounded Tsar ...
Style: cult film, puppet animation
Plot: friendship, marriage, superhuman, puppet, czar, surrealism, family relations
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Flying Sneaker (1991)
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy
Country: Czechoslovakia, Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Little Rehor isn't allowed to play with the other boys. His only friend is the girl next door, Luci. Rehor's father is doctor on a boat and he has sent Rehor a package with butterfly larvae. When they hatch he discover a fairy who can do ...
Style: fairy tale, touching, humorous, semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, family, parents and children, moon, part animation, fairy, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, school, father son relationship, children, magic ...
Place: czech republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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The Hussites (2013)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, History
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 85 min.
Story: What if the events in a key era in our history were actually completely different than what our history textbooks try to tell us? What if Master Jan Hus didn't even get warm in Constance, let alone burn up? What if Jan Zizka had more than one ...
Style: light, semi serious, humorous, suspenseful
Plot: kidnapping, king, nobleman, intrigue, parody, burning, pub, chess, czech history, campfire
Time: middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Jack and the Beanstalk (1967)
Genre: Animation, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Jack is a boy who lives with his animal friends Barnaby Bear, Dinah Dog, Squeeker Mouse and Phineas Fox. He's challenged to a race with Allegra, who turns out to be a witch. She takes Jack to the queen witch, Auriana. She plans on turning all ...
Style: exciting, serious, psychotronic, psychedelic
Plot: wizards and magicians, animal life, palaces castles and temples, heroes, danger, escapades, best friends, imaginary, fish out of water, curses spells and rituals, disorder, friends ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Greedy Guts (2000)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Czech Republic, UK, Japan
Duration: 132 min.
Story: When a childless couple learn that they cannot have children, it causes great distress. To ease his wife's pain, the man finds a piece of root in the backyard and chops it and varnishes it into the shape of a child. However the woman takes the ...
Style: psychological, surreal, suspenseful, atmospheric, humorous ...
Plot: baby, parents and children, couple relations, surrealism, childless couple, monster, secret, killer child, absurdism, family relations, body horror, tree ...
Time: 90s
Place: central europe
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28%
L.O.R.D: Legend of Ravaging Dynasties (2016)
Genre: Animation, Fantasy
Country: China, Cambodia
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Based on the novel of the same name, the film depicts the endless battles of four kingdoms as they fight for power and domination of the one ultimate realm.Based on his 2 beloved fantasy novels with 6 million copies sold, L.O.R.D is acclaimed writer ...
Style: captivating, disturbing, sincere, exciting, tense ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: friendship, heroes, supernatural, young heroes, wizards and magicians, adventure, magic, power, magician, curses spells and rituals, dragon, state affairs ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Imagination (2007)
Genre: Animation, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Dr. Reineger, a famous neuro-psychologist, has become convinced that a twin girl named Anna has a rare form of Autism called Asperger's Syndrome, rendering her unable to cope with reality. As for her blind sister, Sarah, the doctor cannot say ...
Style: mind bending, atmospheric, serious, experimental, offbeat ...
Plot: twins, mental illness, family relations, supernatural ability, supernatural, orphan, doctors and patients, child illness, siblings relations, imagination, mental institution, death of mother ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Monster High: Welcome to Monster High (2016)
Genre: Animation, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Monsters once lived in hiding—even from each other—because they were afraid they would be in danger if humans knew they existed. But Draculaura, the daughter of Dracula, along with her best ghoulfriends, dreamt of a school where everyone was ...
Style: captivating, sincere, feel good, entertaining, exciting ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: internet, computer, school, mummy, ghost girl, high school, female protagonist, electrocution, skeleton, bat, party, frankenstein's monster ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Night of the Living Dead: Reanimated (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Night of the Living Dead: REANIMATED features the work of various artists, animators, and filmmakers from around the globe. The mixed media featured include puppetry, CGI, hand-drawn animation, illustration, acrylics, claymation, and even ...
Style: psychotronic, underground film, post modern, avant garde
Plot: supernatural power, zombie apocalypse, neo noir, supernatural, surrealism
Time: 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Yobi, the Five Tailed Fox (2007)
Genre: Animation, Fantasy
Country: South Korea
Duration: 86 min.
Story: After losing her family to fox hunters, five-tailed Yobi lives in the forest with some shipwrecked aliens, far away from the humans. When one of her alien friends gets captured by a villager, Yobi has no choice but to adventure into the human world ...
Style: entertaining, sincere, captivating, light
Plot: friendship, fox, love, transformation, alien, hunter, teacher, school, adventure, forest, salvation, escapades ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Where The Dead Go to Die (2012)
Genre: Animation, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A troubled group of children living on the same block are haunted by a talking dog named Labby who brings them on surreal hell-rides between different dimensions and time periods.
Style: bleak, brutal, satanic, serious
Plot: demon, nightmare, surrealism, violence, evil spirit, creature, manipulation, murder, grave, hell, gun, gore ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Lady Death (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The movie begins in 15th century Sweden, where Hope, the beautiful daughter of Matthias, a skilled mercenary who is in actuality a demon, is accused of being the devil's consort. Sentenced by the town priest to be burned at the stake, Matthias, ...
Style: gothic, exciting, suspenseful, atmospheric, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: lucifer, supernatural ability, supernatural, afterlife, haunted by the past, vengeance, rivalry, danger, betrayal, good versus evil, save the world, chaos ...
Time: 15th century
Place: europe, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Urotsukidoji III: Return of the Overfiend (1992)
Genre: Animation, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 53 min.
Story: As the Overfiend slumbers, the mad emperor Caesar rises to power, enslaving a new race of demon beasts. Into this cruel existence is born the Lord of Chaos, the Overfiend's nemesis. As the blood-thirsty beasts capture the tyrant's daughter ...
Style: epic, hentai, saga
Plot: demon rape, white house, nazi germany, bloodbath, destruction, mass destruction, dead man, vagina, giant monster, president, rapist, rape victim ...
Time: 1990s, 2000s, 2010s, 1940s, 80s ...
Place: washington d.c., berlin germany, japan, tokyo, osaka japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Bio Hunter (1995)
Genre: Animation, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 58 min.
Story: A strange virus known as the Demon Virus, attacks the human genetic code, transforming people into monsters with demonic powers. One particular monster is terrorizing the streets of Tokyo. ripping open young women to devour their livers. A famed ...
Style: futuristic, stylized, suspenseful, serious, demonic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: supernatural ability, androids and robots, future dystopia, heroic mission, city life, deadly, changing the past or future, deadly creature, danger, vampire, rivalry, supernatural ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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