Imaginary friend movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant imaginary friend movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out clever, psychological, touching, semi serious, humorous and suspense films and TV shows about / with imaginary friend, storytelling, mentor, catastrophe, friendship, dialogue, brutality, family relations, adaptation and family plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Fantasy genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as imaginary friend: Inside Out (2015), Drop Dead Fred (1991), Paper Man (2009), HAPPY! (2017), Fight Club (1999), Cast Away (2000), A Beautiful Mind (2001), Bogus (1996), Hide and Seek (2005), When Marnie Was There (2014).
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Fight Club (1999)
Drama
USA, Germany
139 min.
 8.8
Paper Man (2009)
Comedy, Drama
USA
110 min.
 6.6
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The Haunting of Hill House (2018)
Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
USA
50 min.
 8.8
HAPPY! (2017)
Comedy, Crime, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
USA
60 min.
 8.3

List of imaginary friend movies

 8.2
 511K
Inside Out (2015)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it's no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions - Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness. ...
Style: emotional, touching, inspirational, colourful, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family, coming of age, life philosophy, imaginary friend, dream, memory, childhood, friendship, sadness, joy, anger, creativity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: san francisco, california, usa, minnesota
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 5.9
 24K
Drop Dead Fred (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: When Elizabeth returns to her mother's home after her marriage breaks up, she recreates her imaginary childhood friend, Fred, to escape from the trauma of losing her husband and her job. In between the chaos and mayhem that Fred creates, ...
Style: feel good, humorous, surreal, light, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: imaginary friend, mental illness, parents and children, childhood memory, misfit, family relations, starting over, chaos and mayhem, vengeance, disorder, personal growth, family life ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
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 6.6
 17K
Paper Man (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A coming-of-middle-age comedy that chronicles the unlikely friendship between failed author Richard Dunne and a Long Island teen who teaches him a thing or two about growing up, all under the disapproving eye of his long-suffering wife and his ...
Style: humorous, touching, psychological, tricky, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, imaginary friend, midlife crisis, coming of age, teenage life, imaginary character, down on your luck, superhero, small town, writers, life philosophy, party ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, long island, atlantic ocean, new jersey
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 8.3
 17K
HAPPY! (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Nick Sax, an intoxicated, corrupt ex-cop turned hit man, floats adrift in a world of casual murder, soulless sex and betrayal. After a hit gone wrong, his inebriated life is forever changed by a tiny, relentlessly positive, imaginary blue winged ...
Style: bleak, captivating, suspenseful, suspense, tense
Plot: hitman, imaginary friend, kidnapping, fight scenes, goofy hero, investigation, brutality, murder, swearing, crimes, gory, wound ...
Place: usa
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 8.8
 1.6M
Fight Club (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A ticking-time-bomb insomniac and a slippery soap salesman channel primal male aggression into a shocking new form of therapy. Their concept catches on, with underground "fight clubs" forming in every town, until an eccentric gets in the ...
Style: biting, bleak, thought provoking, rough, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: losing-it hero, social decay, fist fighting, against the rules, split personality, insomnia, social misfits, fighting the system, visionary, rebellion, society, rage ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, delaware
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 7.8
 454K
Cast Away (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Chuck, a top international manager for FedEx, and Kelly, a Ph.D. student, are in love and heading towards marriage. Then Chuck's plane to Malaysia ditches at sea during a terrible storm. He's the only survivor, and he washes up on a tiny ...
Style: serious, captivating, gloomy, suspense, ambiguous ending ...
Audience: date night, family outing
Plot: survival, island, loneliness, isolation, human spirit, courage, adventure, suicide attempt, air disaster, hopes, fish out of water, tropical island ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s, 1990s
Place: moscow russia, russia
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A Beautiful Mind (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: At Princeton University, John Nash struggles to make a worthwhile contribution to serve as his legacy to the world of mathematics. He finally makes a revolutionary breakthrough that will eventually earn him the Nobel Prize. After graduate school he ...
Style: psychological, captivating, touching, cerebral, realistic ...
Plot: mental illness, prodigy, paranoia, mathematics, obsession, genius, inventions and discoveries, mentally unstable, imagination, insanity, hallucinations, schizophrenia ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, 70s, 1940s ...
Place: usa, boston, massachusetts, campus, new jersey ...
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 5.3
 6K
Bogus (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Recently orphaned, a young boy is taken in by his godmother who is shocked to realize that she can see the boy's imaginary friend: a flamboyant, French magician named Bogus.
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: imaginary friend, magic, friendship, circus, orphan, family, young heroes, dealing with death, aunt, wizards and magicians, imaginary, youth ...
Place: new jersey, atlantic city new jersey, las vegas
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 5.9
 76K
Hide and Seek (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 101 min.
Story: David Callaway tries to piece together his life in the wake of his wife's suicide and has been left to raise his nine-year-old daughter, Emily on his own. David is at first amused to discover that Emily has created an imaginary friend named ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, scary, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: psychologist, imaginary friend, mysterious character, dealing with death, small town, haunted by the past, mystery, supernatural, parents and children, death in the family, house, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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When Marnie Was There (2014)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Upon being sent to live with relatives in the countryside due to an illness, an emotionally distant adolescent girl becomes obsessed with an abandoned mansion and infatuated with a girl who lives there - a girl who may or may not be real.
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, psychological, atmospheric ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, friends, imaginary friend, countryside, young girl, photograph, social misfits, loneliness, childhood, adolescence, teenage life, self discovery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, japan, tokyo
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 6.2
 154K
Mama (2013)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Guillermo del Toro presents Mama, a supernatural thriller that tells the haunting tale of two little girls who disappeared into the woods the day that their parents were killed. When they are rescued years later and begin a new life, they find that ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, gothic, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural, danger, children, adoption, parents and children, paranormal activity, redemption, secrets, imaginary friend, psychologist, afterlife ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Paranormal Activity 4 (2012)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: It has been five years since the disappearance of Katie and Hunter, and a suburban family witness strange events in their neighborhood when a woman and a mysterious child move in.
Style: scary, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: imaginary friend, evil child, tricycle, neighbor neighbor relationship, levitation, garage, webcam, poltergeist, bathtub, supernatural, haunted house, ghost ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2006, year 2011
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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The Amityville Horror (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A family is terrorized by demonic forces after moving into a home that was the site of a grisly mass-murder.
Style: suspense, scary, rough, suspenseful, based on supposedly true story ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, haunted house, danger, domestic disturbance, murder, family in danger, supernatural, parents and children, family problems, tortured to death, gory, mystery ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new york, long island, usa
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 7.5
 369K
The Conjuring (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren work to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse. Forced to confront a powerful entity, the Warrens find themselves caught in the most terrifying case of their lives.
Style: scary, suspenseful, dark, psychological, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, ghost, haunted house, danger, witch, paranormal activity, seance, riddles and clues, haunted by the past, investigation, death, exorcism ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 21st century, contemporary, 1960s ...
Place: rhode island, new england, usa
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My friend Lefterakis (1963)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Greece
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Theodoros in order to be able to go out with his occasional lovers, he "invented" a non-existent friend from Patras, Lefterakis, and use him as an alibi in wife Fofo. When one day arrives at home, quite suddenly, the non-existent friend ...
Plot: imaginary friend, womanizer, wife, misunderstanding, fur, farce, maid
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 6.6
 182
Day-O (1992)
Genre: Family, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A five-year-old named Grace creates an imaginary friend, because her parents only pay attention to the new baby, Tony. Now at 35, his sole friend reappears to help her.
Plot: imaginary friend, friendship, self esteem, parent child relationship, father daughter relationship
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Magic in the Mirror (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Romania, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A little girl's imaginary friends come to life when she goes through her great-grandmother's antique mirror, a la Alice, after she sees it glowing.
Plot: portal, imaginary friend, girl, duck, parallel worlds, evil queen, alternate reality, laser beam, magical mirror, child protagonist, female protagonist, little girl ...
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Sorry for the Disturbance (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Egypt
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Hassan, a brilliant aviation engineer struggles with loneliness and depression while trying to design his exceptional project.
Plot: imaginary friend, psychiatrist, schizophrenic, father son relationship, creativity, wedding, restaurant
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Richard the Stork (2017)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, Norway, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Orphaned at birth and raised by storks, the teenage sparrow Richard believes he is one of them. But when the time comes to migrate to Africa, his stork family is forced to reveal his true identity and leave him behind in the forest, since he is not ...
Plot: stork, journey, imaginary friend, bird, parakeet, animal protagonist, sparrow, friendship, travel, owl
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Everything You Want (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: It was at a very young age that Abby found herself experimenting with the gift of art while she practically...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: college, college roommate, love, imaginary friend, fall in love, romance, prodigy, unlikely couple, opposites attract, looking for love, love triangle, singleness ...
Time: contemporary
Is relevant ?
 6.6
 864
Opal Dream (2006)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Australia, UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Pobby & Dingan are invisible. They live in an opal town in Australia and are friends with Kellyanne, the 9 year-old daughter of an opal miner. The film tells the story of the bizarre and inexplicable disappearance of Pobby & Dingan, ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, touching, humorous
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: imaginary friend, terminal illness, miner, friendship, mischievous children, family, small town, single parent, young heroes, wilderness, introspection, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, mine
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 6.7
 215
Fuzzbucket (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, Family, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
Story: In the vein of "Harvey", an invisible creature befriends a 12 year old boy. Of course, no one else can see him nor believes in him.
Style: semi serious, feel good, touching, humorous, offbeat
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: junior high school, missing, imaginary friend, creature, friendship, youth, family, parent child relationship, friends, adventure, best friends, parents and children ...
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Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends (2004)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends is an animated television series that aired from August 2004 to May 2009 for a total of 79 episodes in six seasons. The premise is based on a simple question: In a world... where imaginary friends are living, ...
Style: semi serious, humorous
Audience: pre-teens, kids
Plot: friendship, foster home, imaginary friend, troublemaker, young heroes, youth, friends, rescue, teaching the ways of the world, adoption, imaginary kingdom, heroes ...
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The Haunting of Hill House (2018)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
Story: The Crains, a fractured family, confront haunting memories of their old home and the terrifying events that drove them from it.
Style: non-linear, enigmatic, scary, surreal, emotional
Plot: haunted house, sibling relationship, uncover truth, mysterious past, storytelling, family in danger, supernatural ability, life is a bitch, imaginary friend, ghost, brother sister relationship, supernatural horror ...
Is relevant ?
 7.8
 255
Chocky (1984)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Chocky is a 1984 children's television drama based on the 1968 novel by John Wyndham and was broadcast on ITV in the United Kingdom. Two sequels were produced. All were written by Anthony Read and produced by Thames Television. The series was ...
Plot: boy, alien, telekinesis, alien contact, imaginary friend, friendship
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Visit of a President (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A little boy, craving for his father's attention, imagines a made-up "Mr. President" who looks just like his father but is caring and attentive.
Plot: child, jealousy, imaginary friend, neglected child, crying baby, flashback, toy, cigarette smoking, father son relationship
Place: kindergarten
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 6.4
 594
Kryptonite! (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Set in 1970s Naples, bullied nine year-old Peppino is watching the world around him as his extended dysfunctional family change. Psychedelic flower power and hippie love is threatening the old traditional southern Italian family. Dad is having an ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, humorous, sentimental
Plot: dysfunctional family, coming of age, protest, tradition, imaginary friend, superhero, youth, family problems, family relations, escape from reality
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, sicily
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The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl 3-D (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Everyone always knew that Max had a wild imagination, but no one believed that his wildest creations -- a boy raised by watchful great white sharks and a girl with the force of a volcano -- were real. Now, these two pint-sized action masters will ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, touching, surprise ending ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, superhero, adventure, school, family, mischievous children, social misfits, imaginary friend, outcast, supernatural ability, young heroes, parents and children ...
Place: texas
Is relevant ?
 7.2
 89K
Ruby Sparks (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Calvin is a young novelist who achieved phenomenal success early in his career but is now struggling with his writing – as well as his romantic life. Finally, he makes a breakthrough and creates a character named Ruby who inspires him. When Calvin ...
Style: clever, talky, semi serious, surreal, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: therapy, wish come true, novelist, dream, looking for love, romance, dog, writer's life, postmodernism, drugs/alcohol, loneliness, imaginary friend ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, new jersey
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 8.4
 736K
The Shining (1980)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Jack Torrance accepts a caretaker job at the Overlook Hotel, where he, along with his wife Wendy and their son Danny, must live isolated from the rest of the world for the winter. But they aren't prepared for the madness that lurks within.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, scary, tense, bleak ...
Plot: isolation, supernatural, danger, ghost, hotel, insanity, snow, evil, psychic, family in danger, nervous breakdown, losing-it hero ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: colorado, usa, oregon, denver colorado
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