Allegory movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant allegory movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out allegory, psychological, weird, visually appealing, thought provoking and disturbing films and TV shows about / with dialogue, storytelling, runaway, surrealism, death, catastrophe, existentialism, brutality, mentor and society plots mostly in Drama, Sci-Fi and Thriller genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
allegory movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as allegory: Snowpiercer (2013), Zootopia (2016), Inception (2010), The Adventures of Chris Fable (2010), A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001), Cube (1997), Apocalypse Now (1979), Werckmeister Harmonies (2000), He Loves Me… He Loves Me Not (2002), Sausage Party (2016).

List of allegory movies

Snowpiercer (2013)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: South Korea, Czech Republic
Duration: 126 min.
Story: In a future where a failed global-warming experiment kills off most life on the planet, a class system evolves aboard the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe via a perpetual-motion engine.
Style: thought provoking, suspenseful, futuristic, allegory, tense ...
Plot: post apocalypse, survival, train, distopia, revolution, future dystopia, rebellion, winter, social differences, snow, resistance, class struggle ...
Time: future, near future, 2030s, 21st century, year 2014 ...
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Zootopia (2016)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Determined to prove herself, Officer Judy Hopps, the first bunny on Zootopia's police force, jumps at the chance to crack her first case - even if it means partnering with scam-artist fox Nick Wilde to solve the mystery.
Style: feel good, witty, funny, allegory, clever ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, pre-teens, chick flick
Plot: disney, animals, rabbit, anthropomorphism, talking animals, adventure, female protagonist, happy ending, police, anthropomorphic animal, friendship, stereotypes ...
Time: year 2016
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Inception (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 148 min.
Story: Cobb, a skilled thief who commits corporate espionage by infiltrating the subconscious of his targets is offered a chance to regain his old life as payment for a task considered to be impossible: "inception", the implantation of another ...
Style: psychological, mind bending, surreal, twist ending, cerebral ...
Plot: alternate reality, subconscious, virtual reality, mind control, existentialism, parallel world, teamwork, fictional reality, dream, memory, philosophy, sleeping ...
Time: future, 2010s, near future
Place: paris france, japan, los angeles, tokyo, africa ...
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The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Netherlands, UK, France
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The wife of a barbaric crime boss engages in a secretive romance with a gentle bookseller between meals at her husband's restaurant. Food, colour coding, sex, murder, torture and cannibalism are the exotic fare in this beautifully filmed but ...
Style: art house, sexy, erotic, allegory, surreal ...
Plot: cannibalism, food, surrealism, restaurant, erotica, nudity (full frontal - brief), cheating wife, gangsters, strong sexual content, abusive husband, sex, extramarital affair ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, future
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The Adventures of Chris Fable (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: (Long Synopsis) "This action-packed, fantasy-fueled family adventure – inspired by the revered literary Christian classic, The Pilgrim’s Progress – overflows with outrageous characters, special effects … and a moral message. In The ...
Style: allegory, captivating, exciting, tense, suspense ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: wilderness, adventure, escapades, on the road, family, survival, youth, life is a bitch, society, social decay, journey, surrealism ...
Time: future
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A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 146 min.
Story: A robotic boy, the first programmed to love, David is adopted as a test case by a Cybertronics employee and his wife. Though he gradually becomes their child, a series of unexpected circumstances make this life impossible for David. Without final ...
Style: thought provoking, philosophical, fairy tale, captivating, atmospheric ...
Plot: cyberpunk, distopia, artificial intelligence, androids and robots, a.i., future dystopia, robot, adoption, androids, end of the world, boy, child's point of view ...
Time: future, 22nd century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, brooklyn new york city, coney island brooklyn new york city
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Cube (1997)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Seven strangers are taken out of their daily lives and placed mysteriously in a deadly cube where they all agree they must find their way out.
Style: psychological, surreal, suspenseful, mind bending, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, isolation, trapped, trap, maze, escape, mathematics, survival horror, death, claustrophobia, captivity, group of strangers ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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Apocalypse Now (1979)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, War
Country: USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: At the height of the Vietnam war, Captain Benjamin Willard is sent on a dangerous mission that, officially, "does not exist, nor will it ever exist." His goal is to locate - and eliminate - a mysterious Green Beret Colonel named Walter ...
Style: psychological, bleak, disturbing, epic, tense ...
Plot: vietnam war, jungle, anti war, insanity, army, military, war, secret mission, violence, river, mission, soldier ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1969
Place: vietnam, cambodia, asia, southeast asia, the philippines
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Werckmeister Harmonies (2000)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Hungary, Italy, Germany, France
Duration: 145 min.
Story: This story takes place in a small town on the Hungarian Plain. In a provincial town, which is surrounded with nothing else but frost. It is bitterly cold weather — without snow. Even in this bewildered cold hundreds of people are standing around ...
Style: psychological, allegory, serious, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: philosophy, surrealism, delusion, chaos, symbolism, musician, crimes, social relations, village life, small town life, circus, small town ...
Time: 90s
Place: hungary, europe
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He Loves Me… He Loves Me Not (2002)
Genre: Romance, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Angelique, a young student, is in love with a married doctor. We see her attempts to make him leave his pregnant wife, but he does not appear for meetings or finally the booked journey to Florence. Then the movie is turned back to the beginning, and ...
Style: psychological, twist ending, allegory, twists and turns, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: obsession, obsessive love, stalker, love, mental illness, psychology, insanity, infidelity, female psychopath, destiny, art, relationships ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france
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Sausage Party (2016)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Sausage Party, the first R-rated CG animated movie, is about one sausage leading a group of supermarket products on a quest to discover the truth about their existence and what really happens when they become chosen to leave the grocery store.
Style: adult animation, funny, ridiculous, humorous, parody ...
Audience: kids
Plot: food, sex scene, sex, supermarket, adult humor, vulgarity, death, sarcasm, dark humor, eaten alive, satire, foul language ...
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Aquarius (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil, France
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Clara, a 65-year-old widow and retired music critic, was born into a wealthy and traditional family in Recife, Brazil. She is the last resident of the Aquarius, an original two-story building, built in the 1940s, in the upper-class, seaside Boa ...
Style: talky, melancholic, realistic, allegory, stylized ...
Plot: real estate, sex orgy, fighting the system, family, female protagonist, character study, manipulation, apartment building, nostalgia, class differences, horny, cancer ...
Time: year 1980, 2010s
Place: northeast brazil
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Arrival (2016)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Taking place after alien crafts land around the world, an expert linguist is recruited by the military to determine whether they come in peace or are a threat.
Style: intellectual, philosophical, psychological, enigmatic, twist ending ...
Plot: alien, first contact, alien contact, linguist, scientist, ufo, alien race, alien creature, spacecraft, extraterrestrial, science, time ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: montana, china, russia, venezuela, massachusetts ...
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The Lobster (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Ireland, UK, Greece, France, Netherlands, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In a dystopian near future, single people, according to the laws of The City, are taken to The Hotel, where they are obliged to find a romantic partner in forty-five days or are transformed into beasts and sent off into The Woods.
Style: surreal, ironic, art house, clever, cerebral ...
Plot: distopia, absurdism, manhunt, blindness, suicide attempt, society, hotel, love, torture, animals, punishment, solitude ...
Time: 2010s, near future, future
Place: ireland, greece, hellas
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Unicorn Store (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A woman named Kit moves back to her parent's house, where she receives a mysterious invitation that would fulfill her childhood dreams.
Style: allegory, humorous, tense, psychological, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: misfit, unicorn, grownups, family, adaptation, hopes, parents and children, society, family relations, youth, ambition, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s, 90s
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Private Parts (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Teenage runaway Cheryl splits from Ohio and ends up in Los Angeles staying at an old rundown hotel full of weirdos. The weirdest of all is George and he has a crush on Cheryl.
Style: slasher, allegory, twists and turns, sexy, scary ...
Plot: voyeurism, runaway, virgin, rat, peeping tom, electric shock, alcoholic, aunt niece relationship, photographer, incestuous desire, female friendship, electrocution ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles, usa
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Vivarium (2019)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Ireland, Belgium, Denmark
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young woman and her fiancé are in search of the perfect starter home. After following a mysterious real estate agent to a new housing development, the couple finds themselves trapped in a maze of identical houses and forced to raise an ...
Style: surreal, suspense, suspenseful, absurd, disturbing ...
Plot: trapped, psychological torture, paradox, evil wins, evil child, maze, young couple, real estate agent, human experiment, existentialism, human monster, suburbs ...
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The Painted Bird (2019)
Genre: Drama, Horror, War
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia, Ukraine
Duration: 169 min.
Story: A young Jewish boy in Poland seeks refuge in the forest during World War II where he encounters many different characters.
Style: allegory, psychological, exciting, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: holocaust, sexual abuse, man boy relationship, world war two, survival, child protagonist, existentialism, child rape, abuse of power, domestic violence, intolerance, nymphomaniac ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s
Place: poland, europe, eastern europe
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Kill the Monsters (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Three men struggle to save their relationship while traveling across country in search of a doctor they believe will make one of them well.
Style: road movie, allegory, captivating, tense, psychological ...
Plot: gay, road trip, illness, threesome, menage a trois, male nudity, gay subtext, gay interest, love and romance, gay relationship, society, youth ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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Children of Men (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Japan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In 2027, in a chaotic world in which humans can no longer procreate, a former activist agrees to help transport a miraculously pregnant woman to a sanctuary at sea, where her child's birth may help scientists save the future of humankind.
Style: atmospheric, neo noir, bleak, depressing, breathtaking ...
Plot: apocalypse, future dystopia, distopia, survival, chaos, heroic mission, end of the world, post apocalypse, pandemic, redemption, childlessness, on the run ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2020s
Place: england, london, europe, washington state, poland ...
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Innocence (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Belgium, France, UK, Japan
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A look inside an offbeat boarding school for young girls.
Style: disturbing, surreal, enigmatic, atmospheric, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: boarding school, coming of age, school, girls' boarding school, boarding school life, friendship, childhood, society, mystery, ballet, friendship between girls, escape ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, tokyo, paris france
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Mirrormask (2005)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In a fantasy world of opposing kingdoms, a 15-year old girl must find the fabled MirrorMask in order to save the kingdom and get home
Style: atmospheric, stylized, dark, fairy tale, dark fantasy ...
Audience: teens, kids, date night, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: imaginary kingdom, fantasy world, adventure, alternate reality, magic, circus, coming of age, mother daughter relationship, good versus evil, parallel universe, save the kingdom, juggling ...
Place: england
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The Exterminating Angel (1962)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Mexico
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The guests at an upper-class dinner party find themselves unable to leave. The Exterminating Angel is a 1962 surrealist film, written and directed by Luis Buñuel, starring Silvia Pinal. Sharply satirical and allegorical, the film contains a view ...
Style: surreal, philosophical, political, allegory, cerebral ...
Plot: surrealism, isolation, dinner party, class differences, social satire, satire, piano, mansion, sheep, room, survival, insanity ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: spain, paris france
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No Man's Land (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: France, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Italy, Belgium, UK, Slovenia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Two soldiers from opposite sites get stuck between the front lines in the same trench. The UN is asked to free them and both sides agree on a ceasefire, but will they stick to it?
Style: thought provoking, bleak, talky, political, harsh ...
Plot: anti war, politics, survival, bosnian war, war, un, soldier, bomb, dishonesty, military, human nature, tragic hero ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1993
Place: serbia, bosnia herzegovina, eastern europe, europe, former yugoslavia ...
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They Live (1988)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Nada, a down-on-his-luck construction worker, discovers a pair of special sunglasses. Wearing them, he is able to see the world as it really is: people being bombarded by media and government with messages like "Stay Asleep", "No ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, allegory, thought provoking ...
Plot: conspiracy, distopia, alien, alien invasion, mind control, evil alien, invasion, anti conformity, teleportation, brainwashing, dystopic future, graphic violence ...
Time: future, 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles
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Safe (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Carol, a typical upper middle-class housewife, begins to complain of vague symptoms of illness. She "doesn't feel right," has unexplained headaches, congestion, a dry cough, nosebleeds, vomiting, and trouble breathing. Her family ...
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, atmospheric, allegory, cerebral ...
Plot: psychiatrist, allergy, housewife, quarantine, environment, paranoia, environmental, mental disorder, suburbs, contamination, female protagonist, psychosomatic illness ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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Southland Tales (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France, Germany, USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Set in the futuristic landscape of Los Angeles on July 4, 2008, as it stands on the brink of social, economic and environmental disaster. Boxer Santaros is an action star who's stricken with amnesia. His life intertwines with Krysta Now, an ...
Style: enigmatic, surreal, cynical, allegory, mind bending ...
Plot: time travel, end of the world, apocalypse, memory, alternate reality, surrealism, surveillance, mad scientist, drugs, prophecy, split personality, chaos ...
Time: future, near future, year 2005, 2000s, year 2008
Place: los angeles, texas, southern california, afghanistan, middle east ...
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Valerie and Her Week of Wonders (1970)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Valerie, a Czechoslovakian teenager living with her grandmother, is blossoming into womanhood, but that transformation proves secondary to the effects she experiences when she puts on a pair of magic earrings. Now seeing the world around her in a ...
Style: fairy tale, surreal, suspenseful, allegory, disturbing ...
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: innocence, sexual awakening, coming of age, grandmother granddaughter relationship, vampire, supernatural, menstruation, teenage girl, female nudity, seductive behavior, older man younger woman relationship, sexuality ...
Time: 19th century
Place: central europe
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Eden and After (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Czechoslovakia, Tunisia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A group of French students are drawn into the psychological and sexual games of a mysterious Dutchman. Once they sample his "fear powder" the students experience a series of hallucinations.
Style: allegory, disturbing, experimental, erotic, avant garde ...
Plot: torture, surrealism, fetish, nihilism, desert, death, painting, avant-garde, eroticism, female nudity, violence, female full frontal nudity
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Convergence (2017)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Detective Ben Walls finds himself in a modern day Dante world, passing back and forth between the present and the future. Surrounded by the residents seeking redemption, Ben is left with the task to find a way out.
Style: allegory, captivating, suspenseful, enigmatic, disturbing ...
Plot: hospital, struggle for survival, survival, trapped, supernatural, hell, vengeful ghost, redemption, mission, trap, paradise, private detective ...
Time: year 1999, year 2015
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