Whimsical movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant whimsical movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out whimsical, visually appealing, weird, clever, touching and stylized films and TV shows about / with storytelling, mentor, destiny, fantasy world, creativity, dialogue, adventure, runaway, imagination and childhood plots mostly in Fantasy, Adventure and Comedy genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
whimsical movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as whimsical: The Owl House (2020), Big Fish (2003), Solar Opposites (2020), Midnight in Paris (2011), Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009), How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000), The Birch (2019), Nanny McPhee (2005), The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014), Amelie (2001).

List of whimsical movies

The Owl House (2020)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: An animated fantasy-comedy series that follows Luz, a self-assured teenage girl who accidentally stumbles upon a portal to a magical world where she befriends a rebellious witch, Eda, and an adorably tiny warrior, King. Despite not having magical ...
Style: entertaining, colourful, atmospheric, light, stylized ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: witch, teenager, portal, magic, apprentice, witchcraft, female protagonist, demon, parallel universe, good versus evil, fantasy world, magical ...
Time: 2020s
Place: dominican republic
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Big Fish (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Throughout his life Edward Bloom has always been a man of big appetites, enormous passions and tall tales. In his later years, he remains a huge mystery to his son, William. Now, to get to know the real man, Will begins piecing together a true ...
Style: surreal, sentimental, feel good, touching, fairy tale ...
Audience: date night
Plot: loneliness, adventure, witch, fantasy world, family relations, mermaid, journey, fish, parents and children, circus, true love, magical ...
Time: 60s, 80s, 20th century, 1930s, 1940s ...
Place: usa, miami, texas, alabama, morocco ...
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Solar Opposites (2020)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: A family of aliens from a much better world must take refuge in middle America after the destruction of their planet. Their mission: protect the Pupa, a living super computer that will one day evolve into its true form, consume them and terraform ...
Style: funny, feel good, adult animation, captivating, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: dark humor, alien, adventure, human alien relationship, alien contact, science and technology, ufo, new life, alien encounter, adult humor, space and aliens, family relations ...
Place: usa
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Midnight in Paris (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Spain, USA, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A romantic comedy about a family traveling to the French capital for business. The party includes a young engaged couple forced to confront the illusion that a life different from their own is better.
Style: feel good, stylized, witty, sentimental, melancholic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: time travel, bohemian life, literature, writer's life, painter, writers, nostalgia, fall in love, life philosophy, french, weirdo, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 19th century, contemporary, 1920s ...
Place: paris france, france, versailles, europe, montmartre paris
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Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Family
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The Fantastic Mr. Fox bored with his current life, plans a heist against the three local farmers. The farmers, tired of sharing their chickens with the sly fox, seek revenge against him and his family.
Style: fairy tale, humorous, not serious, talky, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: talking animals, fox, anthropomorphic animal, anthropomorphism, unlikely partners, heroic mission, evil, partners, dishonesty, thief, resourceful, village life ...
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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Joel Barish, heartbroken that his girlfriend underwent a procedure to erase him from her memory, decides to do the same. However, as he watches his memories of her fade away, he realises that he still loves her, and may be too late to correct his ...
Style: melancholic, mind bending, surreal, psychological, romantic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: surrealism, introspection, existentialism, couple relations, love, couples, memory loss, borderline personality disorder, love and romance, amnesia, disorder, deja vu ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Inside a snowflake exists the magical land of Whoville. In Whoville, live the Whos, an almost mutated sort of Munchkin-like people. All the Whos love Christmas, yet just outside of their beloved Whoville lives the Grinch. The Grinch is a nasty ...
Style: fairy tale, stylized, humorous, semi serious, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, santa claus, imaginary kingdom, village, redemption, male protagonist, holiday, thief, materialism, surrealism, rescue, family ...
Time: 2000s
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The Birch (2019)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 15 min.
TV show
Story: A teenager seeks out the help of a monster who lives in the woods. Based on the short film 'The Birch'.
Style: visually appealing, compassionate, poignant, touching, emotional ...
Plot: giant, bully, friendship, unlikely friendships, nightmare, teenager, life, monster, adventure, vengeance, depression, family ...
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Nanny McPhee (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Widower Cedric Brown hires Nanny McPhee to care for his seven rambunctious children, who have chased away all previous nannies. Taunted by Simon and his siblings, Nanny McPhee uses mystical powers to instill discipline. And when the children's ...
Style: fairy tale, touching, sweet, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night, teens
Plot: witch, mischievous children, nanny, curses spells and rituals, childhood, bully, family relations, magic, family, parents and children, family values, wizards and magicians ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: england, europe, london
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The 8th Son? Are You Kidding Me? (2020)
Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Shingo Ichinomiya, a 25-year-old man working at a firm company, while thinking of tomorrow's busy working day, goes to sleep. However, when he woke up, he found himself in a room unknown to him and realized that he is inside a 6-years-old body, ...
Style: psychological, captivating, enigmatic, whimsical
Plot: child, fantasy world, magician, aristocracy, magical power, wizards and magicians, magic, showdown, supernatural power, supernatural ability, wizards, new life ...
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The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The Grand Budapest Hotel tells of a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars and his friendship with a young employee who becomes his trusted protégé. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance ...
Style: stylized, witty, atmospheric, melancholic, surreal ...
Plot: hotel, escapades, existentialism, inheritance, adventure, painting, cons and scams, disorder, servant, friendship, greed, murder ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 60s, year 1985, year 1932 ...
Place: eastern europe, europe, alps, hungary, central europe
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Amelie (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 122 min.
Story: At a tiny Parisian café, the adorable yet painfully shy Amélie (Audrey Tautou) accidentally discovers a gift for helping others. Soon Amelie is spending her days as a matchmaker, guardian angel, and all-around do-gooder. But when she bumps into a ...
Style: touching, stylized, feel good, inspirational, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: loneliness, existentialism, fall in love, looking for love, life philosophy, surrealism, optimism, social relations, love, lifestyle change, weirdo, daydreamer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1974, 20th century, 90s ...
Place: paris france, france, europe, montmartre paris, quebec
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Coraline (2009)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When Coraline moves to an old house, she feels bored and neglected by her parents. She finds a hidden door with a bricked up passage. During the night, she crosses the passage and finds a parallel world where everybody has buttons instead of eyes, ...
Style: surreal, dark fantasy, gothic, dark, scary ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, horror for children
Plot: parallel world, weirdo, heroine, monster, family, talking animals, alternate reality, adventure, secret place, rescue, family relations, save the day ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oregon, usa, michigan, texas
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Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In the sequel to Tim Burton's "Alice in Wonderland", Alice Kingsleigh returns to Underland and faces a new adventure in saving the Mad Hatter.
Style: dark fantasy, fairy tale, psychotronic, entertaining, surreal ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: fantasy world, queen, time travel, talking dog, portal, imagination, parallel universe, wonderland, sister sister relationship, rabbit, good versus evil, time machine ...
Place: london
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The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK, France, Canada
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A traveling theater company gives its audience much more than they were expecting.
Style: surreal, stylized, semi serious, humorous, dark fantasy ...
Plot: imaginary kingdom, mysterious character, deal with the devil, imagination, immortality, magical, bet, destiny, deal, transformation, adventure, escapades ...
Place: london
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Peter Pan (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In stifling Edwardian London, Wendy Darling mesmerizes her brothers every night with bedtime tales of swordplay, swashbuckling and the fearsome Captain Hook. But the children become the heroes of an even greater story, when Peter Pan flies into ...
Style: feel good, fairy tale, captivating, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night, teens
Plot: fairy, fantasy world, first love, imaginary kingdom, childhood, adventure, pirate, young heroes, captain, magic, mermaid, boy ...
Time: 20th century
Place: london, europe, big ben london
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Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Jack Sparrow, a freewheeling 17th-century pirate, quarrels with a rival pirate bent on pillaging Port Royal. When the governor's daughter is kidnapped, Sparrow decides to help the girl's love save her.
Style: exciting, dark fantasy, colourful, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: teens, family outing, date night, boys' night, kids
Plot: pirate, adventure, ship, treasure, curses spells and rituals, fantasy world, theft, sea battle, british empire, weirdo, tombs and skeletons, pirate captain ...
Time: 18th century
Place: caribbean, jamaica
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The little prince (2015)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: France, Canada, Italy, USA, China
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Based on the best-seller book 'The Little Prince', the movie tells the story of a little girl that lives with resignation in a world where efficiency and work are the only dogmas. Everything will change when accidentally she discovers her ...
Style: fairy tale, stylized, colourful, touching, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers
Plot: adventure, little boy, friends, philosophy, life philosophy, self discovery, surrealism, escapades, little girl, social differences, imaginary kingdom, prince ...
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Elf (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When young Buddy falls into Santa's gift sack on Christmas Eve, he's transported back to the North Pole and raised as a toy-making elf by Santa's helpers. But as he grows into adulthood, he can't shake the nagging feeling that he ...
Style: humorous, feel good, sentimental, touching, not serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, holiday, christmas spirit, santa claus, father son relationship, goofy hero, elf, toys, fish out of water, corporate world, north pole, orphan ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, south pole
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Alice (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 184 min.
TV show
Story: Everything you know about Alice's adventures in Wonderland is about to be turned upside down in this modern-day miniseries event. Stars Kathy Bates, Caterina Scorsone, Matt Frewer, Harry Dean Stanton and Tim Curry.
Style: fairy tale, atmospheric, exciting, bleak, surreal ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: imaginary kingdom, fish out of water, fantasy world, escapades, adventure, curses spells and rituals, surrealism, real world, save the kingdom, life turned upside down, disorder, good versus evil ...
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Bruce Almighty (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Bruce Nolan toils as a "human interest" television reporter in Buffalo, N.Y. Despite his high ratings and the love of his beautiful girlfriend, Grace, Bruce remains unfulfilled. At the end of the worst day in his life, he angrily ridicules ...
Style: light, humorous, inspirational, witty, funny ...
Audience: family outing, teens, date night
Plot: god, wish come true, supernatural ability, responsibility, chosen one, supernatural power, miraculous event, religion, deal, redemption, divine intervention, dog ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: mount everest
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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: In 1926, Newt Scamander arrives at the Magical Congress of the United States of America with a magically expanded briefcase, which houses a number of dangerous creatures and their habitats. When the creatures escape from the briefcase, it sends the ...
Style: dark fantasy, fairy tale, psychotronic, entertaining, light ...
Plot: magic, wizards, magical creature, magic wand, fantasy world, teleportation, witch, good versus evil, friendship, magician, sorcerer, supernatural power ...
Time: 1920s
Place: new york, arizona, manhattan new york city, brooklyn new york city, london ...
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Over the Moon (2020)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Sci-Fi
Country: China, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In this animated musical, a girl builds a rocket ship and blasts off, hoping to meet a mythical moon goddess.
Style: colourful, sweet, touching, inspirational, 3d animation ...
Plot: moon, rocket, adventure, philosophy, parent child relationship, grownups, life philosophy, fantasy world, child, little girl, doll, love ...
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The God of High School (2020)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sport
Country: Japan, South Korea
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: When an island half-disappears from the face of the earth, a mysterious organization sends out invitations for a tournament to every skilled fighter in the world. "If you win you can have ANYTHING you want," they claim. They’re ...
Style: disturbing, suspense, captivating, exciting, whimsical
Plot: martial arts, friends, martial arts tournament, secret organization, high school student, fight, supernatural power, worship, contests and competitions, artifact, supernatural, school ...
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Motherland: Fort Salem (2020)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Set in an alternate America where witches ended their persecution over 300 years ago by cutting a deal with the government to fight for their country, the series follows three young women from basic training in combat magic into early deployment.
Style: captivating, suspense, mystical, entertaining, ironic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: sorceress, female soldier, witch, magic, lgbt, lesbian, supernatural, supernatural being, military service, public service, female protagonist, investigation ...
Time: 2020s, contemporary
Place: usa
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The Willoughbys (2020)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA, UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When the four Willoughby children are abandoned by their selfish parents, they must learn how to adapt their Old-Fashioned values to the contemporary world in order to create something new: The Modern Family.
Style: touching, unusual plot structure, funny, satirical, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: abusive parent, siblings relations, parents and children, mischievous children, nanny, friendship, search and rescue, new life, teamwork, orphan, eccentric family, three brothers ...
Place: mount everest
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Falcon Song (2014)
Genre: Family, Fantasy, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A drifter helps a rancher's granddaughter find her true calling.
Style: semi serious, sentimental, stylized, captivating, tense ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: self discovery, rivalry, hopes, americana, small town, farm, modern west, secret movement, social relations, small town life, wizards and magicians, magic realism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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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, non-linear, tense, twists and turns, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: obsession, obsessive love, mental illness, delusion, abortion, stalker, female psychopath, artist, adultery, insanity, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france
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Frances Ha (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Brazil
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An aspiring dancer moves to New York City and becomes caught up in a whirlwind of flighty fair-weather friends, diminishing fortunes and career setbacks.
Style: realistic, touching, humorous, semi serious, mumblecore ...
Plot: friendship, dancer, group of friends, roommate, direction and purpose, follow your dream, bittersweet, dancer's life, loneliness, social relations, boyfriend, supportive friend ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: usa, new york, japan, paris france, sacramento california ...
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Monsters, Inc. (2001)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: James Sullivan and Mike Wazowski are monsters, they earn their living scaring children and are the best in the business... even though they're more afraid of the children than they are of them. When a child accidentally enters their world, ...
Style: feel good, sweet, humorous, funny, fairy tale ...
Audience: preschoolers, family outing, kids, date night, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, monster, creature, adventure, friends, rivalry, talking animals, parallel world, misfit, villain, invisibility, rivals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: himalaya
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