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, serious, psychological, visually appealing, surreal and stylized films and TV shows about / with surrealism, destiny, murder, catastrophe, runaway, fire, life philosophy, chase, danger and death plots mostly in Drama, Sci-Fi and Comedy genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as allegory: Snowpiercer (2013), Zootopia (2016), Inception (2010), Unicorn Store (2017), Southland Tales (2006), The Directive (2019), Insect (2018), The Adventures of Chris Fable (2010), They Have Changed Their Face (1971), The Man Who Lies (1968).

List of allegory movies

 7.1
 338K
Snowpiercer (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
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, rough ...
Plot: future dystopia, revolution, post apocalypse, rebellion, survival, social differences, train, resistance, snow, society, distopia, chaos ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2030s, near future, 2010s ...
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 8.0
 455K
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: witty, feel good, funny, allegory, clever ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: disney, happy ending, anthropomorphism, animals, talking animals, anthropomorphic animal, adventure, stereotypes, prejudice, rabbit, friendship, lion ...
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 8.8
 2.2M
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, clever, cerebral, twist ending ...
Plot: parallel world, mind control, alternate reality, virtual reality, subconscious, life philosophy, teamwork, fictional reality, manipulations, fantasy world, haunted by the past, existentialism ...
Time: 2010s, near future
Place: japan, los angeles, paris france, new york, tokyo ...
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 5.5
 18K
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, disturbing, sincere, captivating, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: misfit, grownups, hopes, parents and children, adaptation, family relations, family, youth, society, ambition, unicorn, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 2010s, 1990s
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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: cynical, allegory, surreal, enigmatic, futuristic ...
Plot: apocalypse, chaos, future dystopia, end of the world, prophecy, conspiracy, dishonesty, split personality, life is a bitch, dark humor, alternate reality, terrorist ...
Time: future, year 2008, year 2005, near future, 2000s
Place: los angeles, california, middle east, southern california, nevada ...
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The Directive (2019)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In the aftermath of an incurable virus spread, a robot seeking to eradicate humanity deceptively guides a Red Cross survivor to sanctuary with the false hope of his family awaiting in Safe Zone 57.
Style: allegory, epic, educational, cinema verite, psychotronic ...
Plot: zombie outbreak, robot, expedition, sole survivor, journey, virus, top secret, zombie survival, rat, self discovery, nightmare, imaginary friend ...
Time: 2020s, future, near future, year 2019
Place: washington d.c., usa, colorado, china, utah ...
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 6.2
 430
Insect (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The Dung Beetle is late, the Parasite is asleep and Mrs Larva is more interested in her knitting than the director’s instructions. It’s clear: this amateur theatre company has a long way to go before they can perform their version of The Insect ...
Style: psychotronic, allegory, captivating, stylized, humorous ...
Plot: beetle, hallucination, insect, cockroach, surrealism, dog, blood, husband wife relationship, newborn baby, pregnancy, film within a film, apology ...
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Birdboy: The Forgotten Children (2015)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Spain, Japan, USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Birdboy and his animal friends plan their escape from an ecologically devastated island in this surreal, animated fantasy.
Style: disturbing, gloomy, captivating, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: stranded, monster, nightmare, pursuit, murder, island, death, police, hallucination, cemetery, friends, escape ...
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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: captivating, exciting, allegory, suspense, tense ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: wilderness, adventure, danger, escapades, on the road, social decay, survival, youth, society, family, life is a bitch, journey ...
Time: future
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They Have Changed Their Face (1971)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In this allegory on capitalism, director of a known car corporation invites one of his employees to his country villa to give him the good news. He just got promoted. However, the old man is not what he seems and promotion has a price.
Style: allegory, cult film
Plot: capitalism, vampire, advertising, industrialist, country house, advertisement, shower, secretary, mogul, coffin, capitalist, millionaire ...
Place: italy
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The Man Who Lies (1968)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Italy, Czechoslovakia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: This enigmatic, plodding story concerns a man who may or may not have betrayed a resistance fighter in his hometown during World War II. He has supposedly been shot down by the Nazis and wanders into town. Mourning the death of an unseen comrade, he ...
Style: allegory
Plot: identity crisis, dual identity, world war two, s&m, sex scene, sexuality, breast fondling, surrealism, heroes
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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, suspenseful, atmospheric, tense, serious ...
Plot: philosophy, small town, delusion, musician, chaos, social relations, crimes, danger, small town life, village life, symbolism, whale ...
Time: 90s
Place: hungary, europe
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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: allegory, cult film, sexual, fairy tale, surreal ...
Plot: supernatural, innocence, danger, coming of age, sexuality, demon, priest, family relations, vampire, corruption, supernatural ability, young heroes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: central europe
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 7.6
 309
Ten (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Musical tale about a struggle between a good Scientist and his evil Shadow.
Style: allegory, fairy tale
Plot: female director, irony, satire
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 7.0
 57
Ten (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Philosophic fairy tale about kind modest man whose shadow one day leaves him only to come alive and become his sinister treacherous antagonist.
Style: allegory
Plot: irony, satire
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 6.6
 3K
The Castle (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Germany, Austria
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Michael Haneke's adaptation of Franz Kafka's unfinished novel Das Schloss. K arrives in a remote village a stranger. In attempting to establish himself there, he enters the nightmarish world of the castle bureaucracy.
Style: allegory, bleak, psychological, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: village, bureaucracy, palaces castles and temples, uninvited guest, society, life is a bitch, social relations, distopia, village life, fall in love, inspector, barmaid ...
Place: austria, europe, germany
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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, avant garde
Plot: painting, death, surrealism, desert, torture, nihilism, eroticism, avant-garde, female full frontal nudity, violence
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 6.3
 5K
Black Moon (1975)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: There is a war in the world between the men and the women. A young girl tries to escape this reality and comes to a hidden place where a strange unicorn lives with a family: Sister, Brother, many children and an old woman that never leaves her bed ...
Style: mind bending, allegory, experimental, serious, captivating ...
Plot: unicorn, radio, tyranny, dream, nature, curses spells and rituals, imaginary kingdom, parallel world, imaginary, on the run, battle of the sexes, mind game ...
Time: future
Place: turkey
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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, tense, non-linear, twists and turns, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: obsessive love, obsession, stalker, female psychopath, mental illness, delusion, abortion, artist, insanity, love and romance, couples, love affair ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france
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 7.2
 232K
The Lobster (2015)
Genre: Comedy, 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, clever, absurd, artsy ...
Plot: absurdism, distopia, hotel, love, society, manhunt, suicide attempt, blindness, hunting, punishment, life, runaway ...
Time: 2010s, near future, future
Place: greece, hellas
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 7.5
 19K
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: melancholic, realistic, talky, stylized, allegory ...
Plot: real estate, female protagonist, fighting the system, sex orgy, family, life is a bitch, character study, older woman younger man sex, manipulation, family drama, large penis, real estate agent ...
Time: year 1980, 2010s
Place: northeast brazil
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 7.0
 274
I Am... (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 47 min.
TV show
Story: Each hour-long film follows a different women as they experience “moments that are emotionally raw, thought-provoking and utterly personal”.
Style: suspense, allegory, psychological, serious, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: women, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, dating, loneliness, life philosophy, male female relationship, regret, desperation, hopes, depression, life is a bitch, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Freedom Fighters: The Ray (2018)
Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Earth-X is one of many realities in the multiverse, with one glaring difference from out Earth: The Nazis won World War II. Led by The Ray, a group of heroes known as the Freedom Fighters battle selflessly against tyranny,. But when The Ray is ...
Style: futuristic, captivating, allegory, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: alternate universe, resistance fighter, superhero, fictional war, save the planet, culture clash, survival, friends, nazi, invasion, military, adventure ...
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The Boss Baby: Family Business (2021)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The Templeton brothers—Tim and his Boss Baby little bro Ted—have become adults and drifted away from each other. Tim is now a married stay-at-home dad. Ted is a hedge fund CEO. But a new boss baby with a cutting-edge approach and a can-do ...
Style: humorous, touching, allegory, whimsical, funny ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: baby, computer animation, animals, family, talking animals, sibling rivalry, kids and family, spy, cross dressing, children, father daughter relationship, baby girl ...
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 4.3
 534
Top Cat Begins (2015)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family
Country: Mexico, India, USA, Argentina, Spain
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Top Cat has arrived to charm his way into your hearts! Ever wonder how this scheming feline got his start? Well Top Cat Begins reveals the origins of everything you know and love about this classic comedy hero. What follows is an adventure so crazy ...
Style: colourful, entertaining, sweet, uplifting, allegory ...
Plot: cartoon cat, anthropomorphic animal, adventure, conspiracy, crime boss, con artists, criminal, big city, talking animals, animals, life philosophy, stereotypes ...
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 6.2
 6K
Olympus (2015)
Genre: Fantasy
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
Story: The story of how a few brave men and women banished the Gods to the realm of the unconscious - a place they called the Underworld or the Kingdom of Hades. The series follows the protagonist as he seeks the truth about his past, which may be ...
Style: bleak, visually appealing, tense, allegory
Plot: greek god, mythology, god, oracle, heroic mission, good versus evil, supernatural ability, demon, superhuman powers, love, prophecy, trap ...
Place: ancient greece
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Fantastic Journey to Oz (2017)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Russia
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The cunning and wicked Urfin wants to become ruler of Magic Land. With an army of wooden soldiers, he captures the Emerald City and renames it ti Urfinville. He is all but ready to celebrate victory, when his plans are ruined by an ordinary girl ...
Style: fairy tale, colourful, exciting, sentimental, feel good ...
Audience: pre-teens, toddlers, family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: wizard of oz, sorceress, wizards, parallel world, female villain, imaginary kingdom, wizards and magicians, magical, unlikely friendships, dreams, characters in danger, magic ...
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LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League: Cosmic Clash (2016)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Earth, a shiny jewel floating in the blackness of space... and for the robot known as Brainiac, the last piece to capture for his collection of planets. Not if the Justice League has anything to say about it!
Style: light, exciting, funny, colourful, stylized ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: lego, superhero, cyborgs, journey, rebellion, rivals, heroic mission, evil, mission, imaginary, toys, save the world ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s
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 6.6
 437K
Divergent (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: In a world divided into factions based on personality types, Tris learns that she's been classified as Divergent and won't fit in. When she discovers a plot to destroy Divergents, Tris and the mysterious Four must find out what makes ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, futuristic, bleak ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: fighting the system, distopia, chosen one, society, heroes, survival, training, heroine, youth, rebelliousness, future dystopia, rebellion ...
Time: future, near future
Place: chicago illinois, usa
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 7.8
 223K
Mr. Nobody (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Belgium, Germany, Canada, France, UK, Luxembourg, USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Nemo Nobody leads an ordinary existence with his wife and 3 children; one day, he wakes up as a mortal centenarian in the year 2092.
Style: philosophical, mind bending, thought provoking, psychological, surreal ...
Audience: date night
Plot: destiny, surrealism, depression, utopia, alternate reality, life changing experience, philosophy, parallel world, love and romance, teenage love, time, family relations ...
Time: future, 20th century, 21st century, year 1975
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