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The list contains the best, new and most relevant imaginary friend movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out psychological, clever, serious, suspense, melancholic and atmospheric films and TV shows about / with imaginary friend, storytelling, mentor, dialogue, catastrophe, runaway, brutality, death, life philosophy and adaptation plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Horror genres shot in USA, UK, Spain and other countries.
TOP 10 movies tagged as imaginary friend: Fight Club (1999), Inside Out (2015), Paper Man (2009), HAPPY! (2017), A Beautiful Mind (2001), Mama (2013), The Amityville Horror (2005), The Conjuring (2013), Drop Dead Fred (1991), Bogus (1996).
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A Beautiful Mind
Biography, Drama
USA
135 min.
 8.2
Paper Man
Comedy, Drama
USA
110 min.
 6.6
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HAPPY!
Comedy, Crime, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
USA
60 min.
 8.3
Richard the Stork
Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, Norway, USA
85 min.
 5.9

List of imaginary friend movies

 8.8
 1.6M
Fight Club
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: surprise ending, twists and turns, bleak, surreal, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: schizophrenia, imaginary friend, fight scenes, dissociative identity disorder, dual identity, fist fighting, imagination, violence, mental instability, psychology, split personality, visionary ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, delaware
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 8.2
 497K
Inside Out
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: touching, inspirational, emotional, colourful, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: imaginary friend, family, memory, childhood, friendship, creativity, life philosophy, adventure, transformation, happy ending, sadness, joy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: san francisco, minnesota, california, usa
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 6.6
 17K
Paper Man
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: psychological, touching, humorous, tricky, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, imaginary friend, midlife crisis, writers, life philosophy, coming of age, unlikely friendships, loneliness, depression, teenage life, writing, character study ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, long island, new jersey, atlantic ocean
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 8.3
 15K
HAPPY!
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: imaginary friend, kidnapping, hitman, brutality, goofy hero, fight scenes, investigation, crimes, gory, swearing, murder, dishonesty ...
Place: usa
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A Beautiful Mind
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: factual, realistic, touching, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: schizophrenia, mathematics, paranoia, genius, paranoid schizophrenia, mathematician, mental illness, prodigy, insanity, obsession, fighting illness, fictional reality ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 70s, 1940s ...
Place: usa, boston, campus, massachusetts, new jersey ...
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 6.2
 154K
Mama
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, suspense, psychological, gothic ...
Plot: supernatural, children, ghost, adoption, redemption, secrets, danger, imaginary friend, afterlife, hospital, ghosts, haunted house ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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The Amityville Horror
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: scary, rough, suspenseful, suspense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, gory, insanity, mystery, supernatural, murder, family in danger, transformation, domestic disturbance, death, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new york, usa, long island
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 7.5
 369K
The Conjuring
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: haunted house, supernatural, ghost, exorcism, paranormal investigation, danger, riddles and clues, investigation, death, witch, haunted by the past, seance ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 21st century, contemporary, 1960s ...
Place: new england, usa, rhode island
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 5.9
 24K
Drop Dead Fred
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: humorous, semi serious, feel good, offbeat, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: imaginary friend, mental illness, vengeance, parents and children, childhood, family relations, disorder, ghost, psychology, starting over, mentor, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 80s
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 5.3
 6K
Bogus
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, semi serious, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: imaginary friend, family, friendship, magic, young heroes, imagination, childhood, dealing with death, children, death, wizards and magicians, imaginary ...
Place: new jersey, las vegas, atlantic city new jersey
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 5.9
 76K
Hide and Seek
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, scary, psychological, suspense, surprise ending ...
Plot: imaginary friend, supernatural, mystery, single father, plot twist, police investigation, parents and children, suicide, small town, murder, death in the family, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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When Marnie Was There
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, atmospheric, emotional, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, imaginary friend, coming of age, supernatural, loneliness, unlikely friendships, secrets, relationships, fantasy world, haunted by the past, village, magic realism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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 8.4
 736K
The Shining
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, scary, tense, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: hotel, isolation, insanity, maze, supernatural, imaginary friend, ghost, snow, blood, murder, violence, paranoia ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: colorado, usa, montana, oregon, denver colorado
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 7.5
 134K
The Orphanage
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A woman brings her family back to her childhood home, which used to be an orphanage, intent on reopening it. Before long, her son starts to communicate with a new invisible friend.
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, scary, tense, psychological ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, mystery, childhood, imaginary friend, death, adoption, ghost, children, ghosts, haunted by the past, dark fantasy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain
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 8.1
 674K
Donnie Darko
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: After narrowly escaping a bizarre accident, a troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a large bunny rabbit that manipulates him to commit a series of crimes.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, psychological, clever, stylized ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: time travel, insanity, dreams, time loop, schizophrenia, parallel universe, imaginary friend, psychology, destiny, end of the world, social misfits, postmodernism ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, future
Place: usa, virginia
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Paranormal Activity 4
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, serious, twists and turns, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, imaginary friend, ghost, ghosts, curses spells and rituals, danger, demons, family, parents and children, natural disaster, suburbs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2006, year 2011
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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Cloak & Dagger
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Family, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: 11-year-old Davey's mother is dead and his father doesn't spend nearly enough time with him. So the boy loses himself in video games--and even has an imaginary friend, a super-resourceful secret agent. When he accidentally comes into ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic, psychological ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: espionage, adventure, family, spy, murder, imaginary friend, good versus evil, chase, anti heroes, video game, spies, fantasy world ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa
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Phoebe in Wonderland
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The fantastical tale of a little girl who won't - or can't - follow the rules. Confounded by her clashes with the rule-obsessed world around her, Phoebe seeks enlightenment from her unconventional drama teacher, even as her brilliant but ...
Style: psychological, emotional, touching, surreal, atmospheric ...
Plot: mental illness, school, teacher, coming of age, imaginary friend, imagination, psychiatrist, fantasy world, dedicated educator, childhood, social misfits, storytelling ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
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 5.6
 55K
Dark Water
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Dahlia Williams and her daughter Cecelia move into a rundown apartment on New York's Roosevelt Island. She is currently in midst of divorce proceedings and the apartment, though near an excellent school for her daughter, is all she can afford. ...
Style: scary, atmospheric, suspenseful, psychological, tense ...
Plot: supernatural, ghost, divorce, imaginary friend, ghosts, mother daughter relationship, death, hospital, haunted by the past, estrangement, haunted house, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1974, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan, new york city, new jersey, manhattan new york city ...
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Paranormal Activity 3
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: In 1988, evil begins to terrorize young sisters Katie and Kristi for the first time when an invisible entity resides in their home.
Style: scary, tense, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, witch, imaginary friend, ghost, cult, ghosts, demons, curses spells and rituals, danger, witches, surveillance ...
Time: 80s, contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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 7.3
 133K
Mr. Brooks
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A psychological thriller about a man who is sometimes controlled by his murder-and-mayhem-loving alter ego.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, suspense, twists and turns ...
Plot: serial killer, crime, police investigation, murder, imaginary friend, investigation, addiction, divorce, violence, strong sexual content, split personality, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, usa, portland oregon
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Looking for Eric
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Sport
Country: UK, France, Italy, Belgium, Spain
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A man trying to put his life back on track gets some advice from an unexpected benefactor (the ex football player Eric Cantona) in this comedy-drama from acclaimed British director Ken Loach.
Style: surreal, talky, touching, uplifting, semi serious ...
Plot: friendship, soccer, working class, dysfunctional family, imaginary friend, british, football, realism, gangster, hospital, teaching the ways of the world, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, texas, manchester
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 8.1
 145K
Mary and Max
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A tale of friendship between two unlikely pen pals: Mary, a lonely, eight-year-old girl living in the suburbs of Melbourne, and Max, a forty-four-year old, severely obese man living in New York. In the mid-1970's, a homely, friendless ...
Style: touching, emotional, humorous, clever, tragicomedy ...
Plot: friendship, mental illness, loneliness, depression, imaginary friend, suicide, social misfits, psychology, neighbor, unlikely friendships, storytelling, childhood ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: australia, new york, usa
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 6.2
 16K
Franklyn
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Set between the parallel worlds of contemporary London and the futuristic faith dominated metropolis of Meanwhile City, Franklyn weaves a tale of four souls, whose lives are intertwined by fate, romance and tragedy. As these worlds collide, a single ...
Style: futuristic, bleak, clever, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: vigilantism, suicide, depression, imaginary friend, suicide attempt, insanity, mental illness, alternate reality, dark fantasy, vigilante, storytelling, existentialism ...
Time: contemporary, future, 21st century
Place: london, england, europe
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 6.7
 30K
May
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Psychological horror about a lonely young woman traumatized by a difficult childhood, and her increasingly desperate attempts to connect with the people around her.
Style: psychological, scary, serious, suspenseful, gothic ...
Plot: gory, serial killer, loneliness, obsession, mental illness, murder, cannibalism, insanity, blood, brutality, imaginary friend, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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The Amityville Horror
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: George Lutz and his wife Kathleen, move into their Long Island dream house with their children only for their lives to be turned into a hellish nightmare. The legacy of a murder committed in the house gradually affects the family and a priest is ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, tense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, island, supernatural, murder, blood, imaginary friend, ghost, police investigation, demons, curses spells and rituals, mystery, ghosts ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new jersey, long island
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The Secret Lives of Dentists
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An introspective dentist's suspicions about his wife's infidelity stresses his mental well being and family life to the breaking point.
Style: realistic, psychological, emotional, biting, gloomy ...
Plot: infidelity, adultery, dysfunctional family, imaginary friend, dentist, suburbs, crumbling marriage, marriage, parenthood, relationships, midlife crisis, family drama ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york state
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 7.4
 8K
Father Goose
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: During World War II South Sea beachcomber Walter Eckland is persuaded to spy on planes passing over his island. He gets more than he bargained for as schoolteacher Catherine Frenau arrives on the run from the Japanese with her pupils in tow!
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: island, romance, adventure, war, stranded, imaginary friend, opposites attract, verbal byplay, wartime, love and romance, mentor, runaway ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1930s
Place: san francisco, germany, battleship
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 7.8
 454K
Cast Away
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: realistic, suspense, gloomy, serious, dramatic ...
Audience: date night, family outing
Plot: survival, island, adventure, isolation, loneliness, stranded, courage, solitude, desert, imaginary friend, suicide attempt, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s, 1990s
Place: russia, moscow russia
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Bunny Lake Is Missing
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A woman reports that her young daughter is missing, but there seems to be no evidence that she ever existed.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: mystery, investigation, school, kidnapping, police investigation, police, missing child, imaginary friend, single parent, incest, mind game, secrets ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: england, london, europe, kindergarten, scotland yard
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