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, visually appealing, serious, cult film, thought provoking and cerebral films and TV shows about / with storytelling, brutality, runaway, catastrophe, death, violence, weird, surrealism, dialogue and murder plots mostly in Drama, Sci-Fi and Action genres shot in USA, France, Germany and other countries.
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allegory movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as allegory: Zootopia (2016), Snowpiercer (2013), Inception (2010), Unicorn Store (2017), Southland Tales (2006), The Directive (2019), The Adventures of Chris Fable (2010), They Have Changed Their Face (1971), The Man Who Lies (1968), Werckmeister Harmonies (2000).

List of allegory movies

 8.0
 419K
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: happy ending, disney, talking animals, animals, anthropomorphic animal, anthropomorphism, adventure, prejudice, friendship, missing person, investigation, utopia ...
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 7.1
 304K
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, futuristic, suspenseful, allegory, rough ...
Plot: future dystopia, revolution, rebellion, post apocalypse, social differences, survival, chaos, snow, resistance, train, society, winter ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s, year 2014, near future ...
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 8.8
 2.0M
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, virtual reality, haunted by the past, alternate reality, mind control, teamwork, redemption, manipulations, subconscious, sleeping, philosophy, perfect crime ...
Time: 2010s, near future
Place: paris france, los angeles, japan, kenya, tokyo ...
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 5.5
 16K
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, psychological, disturbing, humorous, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: misfit, unicorn, hopes, parents and children, family, family relations, grownups, youth, adaptation, society, ambition, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 1990s, 90s, 2010s
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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: dark humor, cynical, allegory, surreal, enigmatic ...
Plot: conspiracy, apocalypse, future dystopia, chaos, end of the world, split personality, prophecy, smuggling, dishonesty, life is a bitch, alternate reality, terrorist ...
Time: future, 2000s, year 2008, near future, year 2005
Place: los angeles, california, middle east, afghanistan, nevada ...
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 4.5
 642
The Directive (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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: underground film, allegory, cinema verite, educational, psychotronic ...
Plot: expedition, robot, journey, sole survivor, virus, top secret, zombie outbreak, computer virus, end of the world, murder, loss of father, missing person ...
Time: 2020s, near future, future
Place: colorado, washington d.c., usa, utah, china ...
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Birdboy: The Forgotten Children (2015)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Spain, Japan
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Birdboy and his animal friends plan their escape from an ecologically devastated island in this surreal, animated fantasy.
Style: allegory, gloomy, disturbing, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: stranded, cemetery, monster, nightmare, violence, murder, pursuit, island, hallucination, police, death, 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, escapades, on the road, danger, youth, social decay, survival, family, life is a bitch, journey, father son relationship ...
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: advertising, capitalism, vampire, industrialist, mogul, dracula, capitalist, shower, country house, crypt, advertisement, coffin ...
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: dual identity, identity crisis, world war two, 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, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: small town, delusion, musician, philosophy, chaos, social relations, crimes, small town life, danger, village life, symbolism, violence ...
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: cult film, allegory, sexual, fairy tale, atmospheric ...
Plot: supernatural, innocence, danger, coming of age, family relations, vampire, demon, teenager, priest, sexuality, corruption, incestuous kiss ...
Time: 19th century
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 7.4
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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, satire, irony
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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, surreal, realistic, atmospheric, bleak ...
Plot: village, bureaucracy, distopia, palaces castles and temples, social relations, uninvited guest, village life, society, life is a bitch, inspector, barmaid, castle ...
Place: europe, austria, 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: surrealism, painting, violence, death, nihilism, torture, desert, eroticism, avant-garde, female full frontal nudity
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 6.3
 5K
Black Moon (1975)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 95 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: allegory, experimental, captivating, atmospheric, offbeat ...
Plot: violence, radio, tyranny, dream, unicorn, nature, imaginary, parallel world, imaginary kingdom, curses spells and rituals, battle of the sexes, mind game ...
Time: future
Place: turkey
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 7.5
 17K
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, allegory, dramatic ...
Plot: female protagonist, real estate, fighting the system, family, life is a bitch, character study, manipulation, family drama, older woman younger man sex, real estate agent, brazilian, greed ...
Time: 2010s, year 1980
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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, touching, allegory, sentimental, feel good ...
Audience: pre-teens, toddlers, preschoolers, family outing, kids
Plot: wizard of oz, good versus evil, sorceress, wizards and magicians, imaginary kingdom, parallel world, female villain, wizards, magical girl, witch, escapades, obsessive quest ...
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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, allegory, colourful, funny, exciting ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: lego, superhero, rivals, rebellion, journey, heroic mission, evil, good versus evil, imaginary, mission, toys, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s
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Heart of Glass (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A small Bavarian village is renowned for its "Ruby Glass" glass blowing works. When the foreman of the works dies suddenly without revealing the secret of the Ruby Glass, the town slides into a deep depression, and the owner of the ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, allegory, gloomy, psychological ...
Plot: hypnosis, village, curses spells and rituals, village life, murder, factory, warning, dream, surrealism, mountain, weird, hallucination ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century
Place: tokyo
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The Brother from Another Planet (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: An alien slave crash-lands in New York City while being pursued by two Men in Black bounty hunters. His attempt to find a place for himself on Earth parallels that of the immigrant experience.
Style: allegory, clever, offbeat, semi serious, touching ...
Plot: alien, drug abuse, mute or deaf, misfit, society, urban, profanity, graphic violence, healing power, discrimination, overdose, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city, harlem
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 7.6
 15K
Dolls (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Dolls takes puppeteering as its overriding motif -- specifically, the kind practiced in Bunraku doll theater performances -- opening each section of his film with a story provided by the puppets and their masters, which relates thematically to the ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, bleak, surreal, melancholic ...
Plot: obsession, yakuza, disfigurement, suicide attempt, lovers reunited, love and romance, romance, renewed love, blind character, mental illness, regret, elopement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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 7.9
 629K
District 9 (2009)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: South Africa, USA, New Zealand, Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Aliens land in South Africa and, with their ship totally disabled, have no way home. Years later, after living in a slum and wearing out their welcome the 'Non-Humans' are being moved to a new tent city overseen by Multi-National United ...
Style: serious, biting, suspense, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space and aliens, distopia, alien encounter, human nature, alien, chaos and mayhem, racism, transformation, manhunt, society, discrimination, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: south africa, africa
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Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Astronaut Brent is sent to rescue Taylor but crash lands on the Planet of the Apes, just like Taylor did in the original film. Taylor has disappeared into the Forbidden Zone so Brent and Nova try to follow and find him. He discovers a cult of humans ...
Style: futuristic, thought provoking, serious, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: astronaut, apocalypse, mutant, distopia, battles, rescue, nuclear holocaust, science, survivor, monkey, ape, worship ...
Time: future, 70s
Place: usa, new york, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, tokyo
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 6.3
 14K
Alien Nation (1988)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A few years from now, Earth will have the first contact with an alien civilisation. These aliens, known as Newcomers, slowly begin to be integrated into human society after years of quarantine.
Style: futuristic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: benign alien, discrimination, culture clash, murder, reluctant partners, crimes, friendship, fish out of water, opposites attract, law enforcement, buddies, deadly ...
Time: future, 90s, 1990s, year 1991, 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, san francisco
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 7.3
 106K
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: cult film, exciting, suspenseful, disturbing, offbeat ...
Plot: alien invasion, distopia, conspiracy, advertising, anti conformity, evil alien, interspecies sex, alien, good versus evil, heroes, drifter, mind control ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: los angeles
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 8.0
 41K
The Return (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A story of two Russian boys whose father suddenly returns home after a 12-year absence. He takes the boys on a holiday to a remote island on a lake that turns into a test of manhood of almost mythic proportions.
Style: bleak, realistic, suspenseful, psychological, thought provoking ...
Plot: russian, abusive father, parents and children, journey, overbearing parent, father son relationship, brother, tragic event, coming of age, brother brother relationship, defiant, island ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia
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 8.0
 134K
Dogville (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Denmark, Netherlands, Sweden, Germany, UK, France, Finland, Norway, Italy
Duration: 178 min.
Story: A barren soundstage is stylishly utilized to create a minimalist small-town setting in which a mysterious woman named Grace hides from the criminals who pursue her. The town is two-faced and offers to harbor Grace as long as she can make it worth ...
Style: bleak, art house, psychological, clever, contemplative ...
Plot: rape, female protagonist, morality, small town life, haunted by the past, mob boss, society, gangsters, vengeance, victim, woman in danger, secrets ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: los angeles
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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: thought provoking, surreal, cynical, suspense, biting ...
Plot: dinner party, guest, satire, surrealism, isolation, party, hallucination, trapped, maid, mansion, piano, lamb ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: spain, paris france
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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: cult film, stylized, talky, surreal, dark humor ...
Plot: restaurant, gangsters, cheating wife, cannibalism, satire, cook, strong sexual content, nudity (full frontal - brief), infidelity, painting, profanity, graphic violence ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, future
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