Imagination movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant imagination movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out melancholic, surreal, serious, atmospheric, clever and fairy tale films and TV shows about / with imagination, storytelling, creativity, fantasy world, dialogue, destiny, mentor, catastrophe, runaway and childhood plots mostly in Fantasy, Drama and Family genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as imagination: Inception (2010), A Beautiful Mind (2001), Alice in Wonderland (2010), Pan's Labyrinth (2006), Amelie (2001), Coraline (2009), I Kill Giants (2017), The NeverEnding Story (1984), A Little Princess (1995), Bridge to Terabithia (2007).

List of imagination movies

 8.8
 1.9M
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, exciting ...
Plot: parallel world, manipulations, haunted by the past, teamwork, perfect crime, imagination, redemption, philosophy, mind control, virtual reality, hi-tech, one last job ...
Time: 2010s, near future
Place: los angeles, japan, sydney australia, paris france
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A Beautiful Mind (2001)
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: captivating, psychological, cerebral, touching, dramatic ...
Plot: mental illness, paranoia, mathematics, prodigy, genius, schizophrenia, imagination, insanity, hallucinations, obsession, inventions and discoveries, mentally unstable ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, 50s, 1960s ...
Place: usa, campus, boston, massachusetts, new jersey ...
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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, atmospheric ...
Plot: mysterious character, imagination, deal with the devil, imaginary kingdom, immortality, journey, imaginary, protective parent, haunted by the past, curses spells and rituals, mystery, magic ...
Place: london
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Alice in Wonderland (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Alice, an unpretentious and individual 19-year-old, is betrothed to a dunce of an English nobleman. At her engagement party, she escapes the crowd to consider whether to go through with the marriage and falls down a hole in the garden after spotting ...
Style: atmospheric, surreal, fairy tale, captivating, colourful ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: imaginary kingdom, fantasy world, good versus evil, escape from reality, queen, imagination, journey, cat, adventure, magical, transformation, magic ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1800s, 1870s
Place: china
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 8.2
 579K
Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, War
Country: Mexico, Spain
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Living with her tyrannical stepfather in a new home with her pregnant mother, 10-year-old Ofelia feels alone until she explores a decaying labyrinth guarded by a mysterious faun who claims to know her destiny. If she wishes to return to her real ...
Style: fairy tale, atmospheric, gothic, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: dark fantasy, fairy, creature, monster, legends and myths, good versus evil, imaginary, young heroes, imaginary kingdom, in the woods, magical, death ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: spain, europe
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 8.3
 660K
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: feel good, inspirational, touching, sentimental, sweet ...
Audience: date night
Plot: loneliness, optimism, social relations, fall in love, looking for love, love and romance, life philosophy, imagination, young woman, life, hopes, lifestyle change ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s
Place: paris france, france, europe, quebec, montmartre paris
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 7.7
 171K
Coraline (2009)
Genre: Animation, Drama, 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, gothic, scary, bleak, stylized ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: parallel world, dark fantasy, adventure, danger, parents and children, family, save the day, loneliness, young heroes, imagination, neighbor, secret place ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oregon, usa, michigan, texas
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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA, UK, Australia
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A young boy wins a tour through the most magnificent chocolate factory in the world, led by the world's most unusual candy maker.
Style: feel good, humorous, surreal, colourful, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: social differences, chocolate, factory, fantasy world, contests and competitions, mysterious character, candy, family, imaginary, imagination, adventure, childhood ...
Place: germany, england, india, bavaria, denver colorado ...
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 6.2
 24K
I Kill Giants (2017)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Belgium, UK, USA, China
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Sophia, a new high school student, tries to make friends with Barbara, who tells her that “she kills giants,” protecting this way her hometown and its inhabitants, who do not understand her strange behavior.
Style: psychological, sad, atmospheric, rough, psychedelic
Plot: imagination, escape from reality, teenage girl, monster, giant, death of mother, illness, school, psychologist, bully, fear of death, mysticism ...
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The NeverEnding Story (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: West Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: While hiding from bullies in his school's attic, a young boy discovers the extraordinary land of Fantasia, through a magical book called The Neverending Story. The book tells the tale of Atreyu, a young warrior who, with the help of a luck ...
Style: feel good, touching, atmospheric, fairy tale, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, dragon, adventure, good versus evil, magic, evil force, escapades, imagination, oracle, book, mythology, giant ...
Time: 80s
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A Little Princess (1995)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When her father enlists to fight for the British in WWI, young Sara Crewe goes to New York to attend the same boarding school her late mother attended. She soon clashes with the severe headmistress, Miss Minchin, who attempts to stifle Sara's ...
Style: touching, realistic, humorous, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: boarding school, reunion, british, princess, imagination, attic, servant, rescue, fantasy life, french, little girl, rich poor ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: new york, india, usa, london, england
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Bridge to Terabithia (2007)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Jesse Aarons trained all summer to become the fastest runner in school, so he's very upset when newcomer Leslie Burke outruns him and everyone else. Despite this and other differences, including that she's rich, he's poor, and ...
Style: emotional, captivating, touching, sentimental, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, loneliness, imaginary, childhood, loss of friend, escape from reality, magical, classmates, social misfits, secret, tragic event, imaginary kingdom ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 6.0
 220K
Sucker Punch (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A young girl is institutionalized by her abusive stepfather. Retreating to an alternative reality as a coping strategy, she envisions a plan which will help her escape from the mental facility.
Style: atmospheric, surreal, sexy, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: imaginary, sexual abuse, escape from reality, adventure, confined, escape, survival, violence, imagination, child abuse, danger, patient ...
Place: vermont
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A Monster Calls (2016)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK, Spain, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A boy imagines a monster that helps him deal with his difficult life and see the world in a different way.
Style: touching, fairy tale, emotional, compassionate, cerebral ...
Audience: kids
Plot: terminal illness, dark fantasy, monster, childhood, imagination, family, nightmare, bullying, part animation, life & death, truth, boy ...
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 6.5
 30K
Tideland (2005)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Because of the actions of her irresponsible parents, a young girl is left alone on a decrepit country estate and survives inside her fantastic imagination.
Style: atmospheric, surreal, disturbing, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: isolation, heroin, imagination, drug abuse, orphan, dark fantasy, fear, doll, sex, explosion, imaginary, addiction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, denmark
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 6.4
 186K
The Number 23 (2007)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Walter Sparrow is an animal control officer that becomes obsessed with a mysterious book that seems to be based on his own life. As soon as he opens the book, he notices strange parallels between what he reads and what he's experienced. But now ...
Style: scary, psychological, suspenseful, twists and turns, bleak ...
Plot: obsession, losing-it hero, insanity, a vision, suicide, riddles and clues, uncover truth, nightmare, paranoia, mystery, imagination, investigation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: virginia, usa
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 7.8
 146K
Mary Poppins (1964)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A magical nanny employs music and adventure to help two neglected children become closer to their father.
Style: uplifting, feel good, touching, humorous, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: nanny, mischievous children, magic, imagination, family values, parents and children, new job, female protagonist, adventure, dance, bank, fox hunt ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, edwardian era
Place: europe, london, england
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The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Tired of scaring humans every October 31 with the same old bag of tricks, Jack Skellington, the spindly king of Halloween Town, kidnaps Santa Claus and plans to deliver shrunken heads and other ghoulish gifts to children on Christmas morning. But as ...
Style: gothic, offbeat, stylized, atmospheric, colourful ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: halloween, christmas, dark fantasy, holiday, imaginary kingdom, skeleton, dreams, imagination, fish out of water, friends, good versus evil, nightmare ...
Time: 1990s
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 6.8
 19K
Martian Child (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A recently-widowed, science fiction writer considers whether to adopt a hyper-imaginative 6-year-old abandoned and socially-rejected boy who says he's really from Mars.
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, sweet, sentimental ...
Audience: kids
Plot: adoption, orphan, friendship, thanksgiving, social worker, small town, family, writer's life, parents and children, single parent, family relations, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california
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Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK
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: fairy tale, entertaining, surreal, funny
Audience: family outing
Plot: dark fantasy, fantasy world, queen, clock, imagination, sister sister relationship, rabbit, adventure, magic, beautiful scenery, chess, castle ...
Place: london
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Bedtime Stories (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Skeeter Bronson is a down-on-his-luck guy who's always telling bedtime stories to his niece and nephew. But his life is turned upside down when the fantastical stories he makes up for entertainment inexplicably turn into reality. Can a ...
Style: feel good, humorous, funny, entertaining, exciting ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: miraculous event, nothing goes right, imaginary kingdom, life turned upside down, imaginary, disorder, wish come true, family, adventure, life changing experience, imagination, bedtime story ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 1974, 20th century
Place: usa, las vegas
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 8.0
 544K
Twelve Monkeys (1995)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In the year 2035, convict James Cole reluctantly volunteers to be sent back in time to discover the origin of a deadly virus that wiped out nearly all of the earth's population and forced the survivors into underground communities. But when ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, surreal, bleak, non-linear ...
Plot: time travel, time loop, plague, post apocalyptic, changing the past or future, paranoia, save the world, social misfits, apocalypse, insanity, future dystopia, psychology ...
Time: future, 20th century, 21st century, 90s, year 1917 ...
Place: philadelphia, baltimore, usa
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 6.1
 94K
Sphere (1998)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: The OSSA discovers a spacecraft thought to be at least 300 years old at the bottom of the ocean. Immediately following the discovery, they decide to send a team down to the depths of the ocean to study the space craft.They are the best of best, ...
Style: psychological, scary, suspenseful, mind bending, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: paranoia, psychologist, psychology, survival, supernatural, danger, first contact, ocean or sea, adventure, imagination, underwater, alien ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, future
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 5.6
 13K
Imagine That (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A financial executive who can't stop his career downspiral is invited into his daughter's imaginary world, where solutions to his problems await.
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, light
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: family, imaginary, parents and children, workplace, single parent, workaholic, family relations, supernatural ability, relationship vs career, imaginary kingdom, sleepover, imagination ...
Time: contemporary
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 7.9
 102K
The Fall (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, South Africa, India
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In a hospital on the outskirts of 1920s Los Angeles, an injured stuntman begins to tell a fellow patient, a little girl with a broken arm, a fantastic story about 5 mythical heroes. Thanks to his fractured state of mind and her vivid imagination, ...
Style: offbeat, surreal, stylized, epic, psychological ...
Plot: imaginary kingdom, hospital, imagination, storytelling, suicide attempt, translator, torture, death, theft, princess, morphine, sacrifice ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 1910s, 20s
Place: los angeles, taj mahal, india, istanbul turkey
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Whisper of the Heart (1995)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Music, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Shizuku lives a simple life, dominated by her love for stories and writing. One day she notices that all the library books she has have been previously checked out by the same person: 'Seiji Amasawa'. Curious as to who he is, Shizuku meets ...
Style: touching, uplifting, realistic, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: teenage love, first love, follow your dream, cat, self discovery, imagination, love, coming of age, library, dream, violin, writing ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: japan, italy, asia, tokyo, europe
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Mulholland Drive (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: After a car wreck on the winding Mulholland Drive renders a woman amnesic, she and a perky Hollywood-hopeful search for clues and answers across Los Angeles in a twisting venture beyond dreams and reality.
Style: psychological, mind bending, twists and turns, atmospheric, art house ...
Plot: mystery, lesbian, strong sexual content, death, hollywood, cowboy, frustration, obsession, dreams, dangerous attraction, dishonesty, mysterious character ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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 7.4
 92K
Eraserhead (1977)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Henry Spencer tries to survive his industrial environment, his angry girlfriend, and the unbearable screams of his newly born mutant child.
Style: surreal, art house, psychological, avant garde, disturbing ...
Plot: surrealism, insanity, nightmare, baby, freak, existentialism, cult, unwanted pregnancy, parents and children, art, imagination, crazy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
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 7.3
 12K
The Mighty (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This tells the story of a strong friendship between a young boy with Morquio's syndrome and an older boy who is always bullied because of his size. Adapted from the novel, Freak the Mighty, the film explores a building of trust and friendship. ...
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: kids, chick flick
Plot: coming of age, friendship, misfit, social misfits, disability, knight, heroes, society, orphan, best friends, youth, freak ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, ohio, cincinnati ohio
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August. Eighth (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 120 min.
Story: August Eighth - story of an ordinary young woman. Ksenia's life is not too happy. Problem at work, problem in personal life, problem with mother, a baby requiring constant cares... Ksenia want to spend a few days in Sochi with new boyfriend, ...
Style: exciting, disturbing, suspense, suspenseful, semi serious
Plot: danger, parents and children, village life, androids and robots, heroes, village, battles, woman in danger, imagination, explosion, robot, fire
Place: georgia
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