Movies like The Pied Piper 1986

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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: dark fantasy, psychotronic, cult film, puppet animation
Plot: money, medieval, children, rat, greed, expressionism, part animation, pipe, no dialogue, urban fantasy

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out psychotronic, semi serious, humorous and puppet animation films with plots about danger, surrealism, imaginary, escapades, supernatural, demon and death 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), Little Witch on a Broomstick (2011), 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: puppet animation, psychotronic
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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: dark fantasy, psychotronic, cult film, cult movie cast
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Time: middle ages
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The Phantom of the Opera (1988)
Genre: Animation, Horror
Country: Ireland
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Animated version of the classic story
Style: 2d animation, psychotronic
Plot: damsel in distress, opera house, grasshopper, mask, scorpion, torture chamber, unrequited love, rat, persian
Place: paris france
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Little Witch on a Broomstick (2011)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Your mum is a Witch, be careful what You play with
Style: semi serious, humorous, exciting, fairy tale, tense ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: magical power, adventure, family, imaginary, imaginary kingdom, parents and children, wizards and magicians, youth, young heroes, kingdom, supernatural power, mother daughter relationship ...
Place: central europe
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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, suspense, captivating, gothic horror, mystical ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Genre: Animation, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 200 min.
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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.
Style: splatter
Plot: rape, sex, death, gore, demon, explicit sex, blood
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Twilight of the Dark Master (1997)
Genre: Animation, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 50 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: Japan
Duration: 100 min.
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Blood Tea and Red String (2006)
Genre: Animation, Fantasy
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Duration: 71 min.
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Evil Toons (1992)
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The Apostle (2012)
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Duration: 94 min.
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Style: psychotronic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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34%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Country: Czechoslovakia, Canada
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⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Genre: Animation, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 80 min.
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Place: japan
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30%
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Country: Czech Republic, UK, Japan
Duration: 132 min.
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Genre: Animation, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 70 min.
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Style: mind bending, atmospheric, experimental, serious, offbeat ...
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