Movies and TV shows like Manuel on the Island of Wonders

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Manuel on the Island of Wonders (1984)
 8.0
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Manuel on the Island of Wonders (1984)
Original name: Manoel dans l'île des merveilles
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Portugal, France
Duration: 152 min.
TV show
Story: Manuel is a young boy who travels from long ago to the present and then to the future.
Plot: pirate, thief, game, parallel world, teacher, cave, island, sailor, fantasy world, chess, time loop, children, boy, jewelry, childhood, child protagonist, little boy, wonderland, child's point of view, boy hero, jewel, dreaming, oneiric, keyhole, parallel worlds

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Most similar movies to Manuel on the Island of Wonders

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, serious, stylized and captivating films and TV series with plots about adventure, escapades, danger, magic, imaginary, rivalry and fantasy world mostly in Adventure, Drama and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Manuel on the Island of Wonders: The Odyssey (1968), Treasure Island (1986), City of Pirates (1983), Neverland (2011), George's Island (1989). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.4
 625
The Odyssey (1968)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 109 min.
TV show
Story: Odysseus' journey told in Homer's Iliad and Odyssey. After fighting in the Trojan War, Odysseus spends years trying to return home to Itaka.
Style: epic, scenic, enigmatic, breathtaking
Audience: family outing
Plot: odyssey, greek mythology, greek island, cyclops, mythology, god, true love, fantasy world, ancient, good versus evil, deadly creature, getting home ...
Time: ancient history
Place: ancient greece, greece, mediterranean sea
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Treasure Island (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Take a son and make sure he dreams; wake him up and start telling him a story. Rock him with your most beautiful voice, lower and lower, until he goes back to sleep but still listening, subliminally. Now, he must be dreaming, but completing the ...
Plot: treasure hunt, island, blind man, child protagonist, storyteller, oneiric, boy in peril, boy hero, childhood, surrealism, boy, storytelling ...
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46%
City of Pirates (1983)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: France, Portugal
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A surreal odyssey in which a melancholic maidservant crosses paths with a homicidal little boy, travels to a tiny island of pirates and encounters a man with multiple personalities.
Style: surreal, disturbing, suspenseful, rough, macabre
Plot: surrealism, island, killer child, irrational behavior, evil child, murder, little boy, boy, perversity, sleepwalking, seance, split personality ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.4
 10K
Neverland (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: Raised on the streets of turn-of-the century London, orphaned Peter and his pals survive by their fearless wits as cunning young pickpockets. Now, they've been rounded up by their mentor Jimmy Hook to snatch a priceless, some believe, magical ...
Style: exciting, stylized, serious, captivating
Audience: family outing
Plot: pirate, mysterious place, adventure, danger, orphan, imaginary kingdom, fairy, young heroes, troubled teen, treasure, rescue, thief ...
Time: 20th century, turn of the century, 1900s, 18th century
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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George's Island (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: This is a tale about two children who are put in a foster home, and then on Halloween they breakout and are rescued by their eccentric grandfather who is in a Halloween costume of an eyeball. They then go to George's island to try and find the ...
Plot: pirate, island, halloween, child protagonist, halloween costume, grandfather grandson relationship, ghost, trick or treating, foster home, boy, halloween party, little boy
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
His Dark Materials (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Lyra is an orphan who lives in a parallel universe in which science, theology and magic are entwined. Lyra's search for a kidnapped friend uncovers a sinister plot involving stolen children, and turns into a quest to understand a mysterious ...
Style: atmospheric, suspense, enigmatic, dark
Plot: child protagonist, magic, science, parallel universe, arctic, friendship, children, prophecy, travel, orphan, alternate universe, church ...
Place: united kingdom, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.7
 6K
Earthsea (2004)
Genre: Fantasy, Drama, Adventure
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: A reckless youth is destined to become the greatest sorcerer that the mystical land of Earthsea has ever known...
Style: captivating, serious, stylized, epic
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: wizards and magicians, dragon, island, magic, prophecy, adventure, imaginary kingdom, heroic mission, good versus evil, supernatural ability, heroes, curses spells and rituals ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 8.2
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Black Sails (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: South Africa, USA
Duration: 56 min.
TV show
Story: The pirate adventures of Captain Flint and his men twenty years prior to Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic “Treasure Island.” Flint, the most brilliant and most feared pirate captain of his day, takes on a fast-talking young addition to his ...
Style: exciting, stylized, serious, rough, suspense ...
Plot: pirate, adventure, pirate ship, captain, gold, swashbuckler, island, killings, treasure, graphic violence, treasure hunt, bare breasts ...
Time: 18th century
Place: caribbean, west indies
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Tales from the Neverending Story (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany, Canada
Duration: 375 min.
TV show
Story: Twelve-year-old Bastian Balthazar Bux had lost the wonderful imagination he had as a child somewhere between growing older, watching TV, going to school and playing with his Gameboy. But when his mother dies suddenly, Bastian's limitless ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, stylized, touching, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: heroes, good versus evil, imaginary kingdom, heroic mission, young heroes, adventure, self fulfillment, youth, danger, escapades, self discovery, curses spells and rituals ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.5
 7K
Crossbones (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: It's 1715 on the Bahamian island of New Providence, the first functioning democracy in the Americas, where the diabolical pirate Edward Teach, a.k.a. Blackbeard, reigns over a rogue nation of thieves, outlaws and miscreant sailors. Part ...
Style: exciting, stylized, serious, realistic
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Time: 18th century
Place: bahamas
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.2
 12K
Emerald City (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A modern reimagining of the stories that lead to 'The Wizard of Oz'.
Style: exciting, tense, captivating, breathtaking, twists and turns
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: magic, witch, vengeance, unlikely couple, escape, sword and fantasy, supernatural power, wizard of oz, fantasy world, escapades, rescue, castle ...
Time: contemporary
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32%
 5.9
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Labyrinth (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Germany, UK, South Africa, Czech Republic
Duration: 180 min.
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Story: She inherits a house in the South of France from an aunt she has never met; she is haunted by dreams of a woman from the past, whom she does not know; and now she stumbles upon an archaeological find that will bear witness to a genocide committed ...
Style: stylized, tense, serious, suspenseful, epic
Plot: holy grail, archaeologist, medieval, destiny, cave, legends and myths, danger, obsessive quest, tombs and skeletons, sect, conspiracy, archeological dig ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, middle ages, 13th century, year 2012
Place: europe, france, south of france, southern france
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.9
 25K
Cursed (2020)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK, Australia
TV show
Story: In this fresh take on the Arthurian legend, teenager Nimue joins forces with mercenary Arthur on a quest to find Merlin and deliver an ancient sword.
Style: dark fantasy, captivating, atmospheric, exciting, twists and turns ...
Audience: teen drama, teens, family outing
Plot: knight, quest, female protagonist, excalibur, sword and sorcery, arthurian legend, magical sword, father daughter relationship, magic, good versus evil, mystery, fantasy world ...
Time: middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Lion, the Witch, & the Wardrobe (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 171 min.
TV show
Story: Four kids travel to the magical land of Narnia where they must battle an evil queen with the direction of the Lion, Aslan.
Style: serious, exciting, stylized, offbeat
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: parallel world, imaginary kingdom, heroes, good versus evil, queen, young heroes, supernatural, adventure, escapades, heroic mission, bet, attic ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.5
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Litoral (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Chile
Duration: 240 min.
TV show
Story: Litoral is a four-part 2008 Chilean film written and directed by Raúl Ruiz.
Style: folk tale
Plot: ghost ship, stabbing, sailor, slow dancing, myth, three sisters, ghost story, ship, oneiric, storytelling, haunted house, sister ...
Place: chile
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.7
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Wendy (2020)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A re-imagining of "Peter Pan" from the point of view of Wendy Darling, who finds herself lost on a mysterious island where aging and time have come unglued. She must fight to save her family, her freedom and the joyous spirit of youth.
Style: psychological, disturbing, captivating, sincere
Plot: island, magic, childhood, rescue, adventure, fantasy world, family, children, young heroes, imaginary, danger, adaptation ...
Time: contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Knights of Bloodsteel (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 240 min.
TV show
Story: The adventure is set in the sorcerous land of Mirabilis, where a populace of elves, goblins, dwarves and humans hanker for the mystical element Bloodsteel; an ore with magical ability-giving properties. When a ruthless band of soldiers led by the ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, atmospheric, epic
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: good versus evil, adventure, sorceress, danger, superhuman powers, elf, dragon, wizards and magicians, cons and scams, imaginary kingdom, supernatural, legends and myths ...
Time: 90s
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29%
 5.7
 2K
Hercules (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 240 min.
TV show
Story: Hercules is a 2005 RHI Entertainment television miniseries, chronicling the life of the legendary Greek hero, Heracles, called Hercules in this series. It is most often aired on television as a two-part miniseries: the first part documents his early ...
Style: exciting, epic, serious, captivating, baroque
Audience: teens
Plot: greek mythology, hercules, centaur, superhuman powers, redemption, heroic mission, obsessive quest, adventurer, rescue, escapades, danger, battles ...
Place: ancient greece, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 7.9
 75K
Merlin (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: The unlikely friendship between Merlin, a young man gifted with extraordinary magical powers, and Prince Arthur, heir to the crown of Camelot.
Style: epic, exciting, captivating, stylized, humorous ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: legends and myths, supernatural ability, king arthur, witch, magical, knight, imaginary kingdom, wizards and magicians, dragon, camelot, imaginary, prophecy ...
Time: middle ages
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.6
 11K
Atlantis (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: A fantasy drama set in a world of legendary heroes and mythical creatures. Far from home and desperate for answers, Jason washes up on the shores of an ancient land. A mysterious place; a world of bull leaping, of snake haired goddesses and of ...
Style: exciting, serious, stylized, atmospheric, captivating
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: atlantis, legends and myths, adventure, greek mythology, escapades, young heroes, danger, imaginary kingdom, greek, youth, family, island ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.3
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Alice (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 184 min.
TV show
Story: Everything you know about Alice's adventures in Wonderland is about to be turned upside down in this modern-day miniseries event. Stars Kathy Bates, Caterina Scorsone, Matt Frewer, Harry Dean Stanton and Tim Curry.
Style: fairy tale, surreal, atmospheric, exciting, bleak ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: imaginary kingdom, imaginary, fish out of water, fantasy world, escapades, adventure, curses spells and rituals, danger, surrealism, prince, save the kingdom, disorder ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Les Galapiats: The Collection (1970)
Genre: Adventure
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 240 min.
TV show
Story: Les Galapiats is a French-Belgian-Swiss-Canadian television series, composed of eight episodes lasting 26 minutes each, directed by Pierre Gaspard-Huit broadcast in 1970 on the second channel of the ORTF and December 1969 in the RTB, Belgium.
Plot: castle, teenager, cave, boy
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Once Upon a Time in Wonderland (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: In Victorian England, the young and beautiful Alice tells a tale of a strange new land that exists on the other side of a rabbit hole. Thinking Alice insane, her doctors aim to make her forget everything. While Alice is ready to put it all behind ...
Style: stylized, serious, captivating, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: imaginary kingdom, fantasy world, power of love, imaginary, prince, adventure, fish out of water, real world, escape from reality, adventurer, danger, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Belle and Sebastian (1965)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: France
Duration: 26 min.
TV show
Story: Mountain-based adventures of a young boy and his dog in a small village in the southern Alps.
Plot: village, mountain, boy dog relationship, friendship, animal, dog, little boy, boy, human animal relationship, animals, boy and dog, human dog relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Robinson Crusoe (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: France, Canada, UK
Duration: 192 min.
TV show
Story: The classical story of Robinson Crusoe, a man who is dragged to a desert island after a shipwreck.
Style: humorous, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: survival, island, isolation, slavery, cannibalism, adventure, escapades, confined, teaching the ways of the world, shipwreck, stranded, pets ...
Time: 17th century
Place: caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Return to the world of Thra, where three Gelfling discover the horrifying secret behind the Skeksis' power and set out to ignite the fires of rebellion and save their world.
Style: confusing, atmospheric, whimsical, colourful, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: fantasy world, muppets, puppet, resistance, crystal, good versus evil, save the world, adventure, fictional planet, journey, power struggle, danger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Moon Stallion (1978)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: The Moon Stallion is a British children's television serial made by the BBC in 1978 and written by Brian Hayles, who also authored its novelization. The series stars Sarah Sutton as Diana Purwell, a young blind girl who becomes embroiled in ...
Plot: horse, rider horse relationship, equestrian, arthurian legend, girl horse relationship, stallion, warlock, father son relationship, father daughter relationship, challenge, bareback riding, fight ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 174 min.
TV show
Story: Jack Robinson is a wealthy business man with no time for anything but work. However, a family curse is looming over him - no man in the Robinson line ever lives past the age of thirty. With his upcoming birthday appears the remains of literally ...
Style: fairy tale, semi serious, humorous, feel good, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, imaginary, magic, adventure, mysterious character, dragon, heroes, legends and myths, adventurer, fairy, miniature person, midget ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Arthur of the Britons (1972)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: This series strips away the elaborate medieval view of Camelot, and presents Arthur as the chief of a small Celt tribe in Dark-Ages Britain, a century or two after the withdrawal of Rome. Arthur struggles to weave the scattered tribes of Celts, ...
Plot: king arthur, medieval, arthurian legend, male protagonist, sword
Time: middle ages, 5th century
Place: europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Light at the Edge of the World (1971)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Spain, Liechtenstein, USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Pirates take over a lighthouse on a rocky island. They then execute a devious plan to cause ships to run aground, pillaging their wrecks. A lone member of the lighthouse crew survives, and he deperately fights their plot. A shipwrecked maiden that ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: island, pirate, torture, rape, lighthouse, rivalry, escapades, adventure, good versus evil, graphic violence, isolation, survival ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%