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 surreal, stylized, atmospheric, melancholic, cerebral and fairy tale films and TV shows about / with imagination, storytelling, creativity, dialogue, mentor, destiny, fantasy world, surrealism, childhood and runaway plots mostly in Drama, Fantasy and Family genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as imagination: Inception (2010), I Kill Giants (2017), A Beautiful Mind (2001), Bridge to Terabithia (2007), A Monster Calls (2016), Alice in Wonderland (2010), Fight Club (1999), Pan's Labyrinth (2006), Amelie (2001), The NeverEnding Story (1984).

List of imagination movies

 8.8
 1.8M
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, suspenseful, clever, serious ...
Plot: parallel world, manipulations, haunted by the past, teamwork, perfect crime, redemption, mind control, hi-tech, imagination, virtual reality, subconscious, dreams ...
Time: near future, 2010s
Place: los angeles, paris france, sydney australia, japan
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 6.2
 22K
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, psychedelic, rough
Plot: imagination, escape from reality, teenage girl, monster, giant, death of mother, illness, school, bully, fear of death, psychologist, life & death ...
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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: psychological, captivating, cerebral, touching, realistic ...
Plot: mental illness, mathematics, prodigy, paranoia, obsession, genius, schizophrenia, inventions and discoveries, mentally unstable, imagination, mathematician, insanity ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, 70s, 1940s ...
Place: usa, boston, massachusetts, campus, stockholm sweden ...
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Bridge to Terabithia (2007)
Genre: Adventure, 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, escape from reality, imaginary, social misfits, magical, childhood, loss of friend, secret, imaginary kingdom, classmates, tragic event ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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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, monster, imagination, childhood, family, nightmare, bullying, life & death, part animation, storytelling, dark fantasy, runaway ...
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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: chocolate, factory, social differences, contests and competitions, candy, mysterious character, family, adventure, fantasy world, imaginary, young heroes, imagination ...
Place: england, germany, denver colorado, bavaria, atlanta georgia ...
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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, exciting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: imaginary kingdom, fantasy world, good versus evil, escape from reality, queen, cat, journey, adventure, imagination, magic, transformation, mad ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1800s, 1870s, victorian era
Place: china
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 8.8
 1.7M
Fight Club (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A ticking-time-bomb insomniac and a slippery soap salesman channel primal male aggression into a shocking new form of therapy. Their concept catches on, with underground "fight clubs" forming in every town, until an eccentric gets in the ...
Style: biting, bleak, rough, thought provoking, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: losing-it hero, social decay, fist fighting, against the rules, split personality, insomnia, social misfits, violence, fighting the system, visionary, society, loneliness ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, delaware
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 8.2
 565K
Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, War
Country: Spain, Mexico, USA
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: atmospheric, suspenseful, gothic, serious, fairy tale ...
Plot: fairy, young heroes, monster, good versus evil, legends and myths, imaginary, imaginary kingdom, violence, fascism, creature, in the woods, death ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: spain, europe
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 8.3
 644K
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, sentimental, touching, inspirational, sweet ...
Audience: date night
Plot: optimism, loneliness, love and romance, social relations, looking for love, fall in love, hopes, loner, life, young woman, lifestyle change, destiny ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s
Place: france, paris france, europe, montmartre paris, quebec
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The NeverEnding Story (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: West Germany, USA
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, light, offbeat ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: imaginary kingdom, dragon, adventure, good versus evil, mythology, escapades, magic, oracle, heroic mission, book, danger, on the road ...
Time: 80s
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 6.1
 93K
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: scary, suspenseful, psychological, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: paranoia, first contact, adventure, psychologist, danger, survival, ocean or sea, supernatural, imagination, book, psychology, alien ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, future
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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, entertaining, funny, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: miraculous event, life turned upside down, imaginary kingdom, imaginary, nothing goes right, wish come true, disorder, adventure, family, imagination, bedtime story, life changing experience ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 20th century, year 1974
Place: usa, las vegas
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 8.0
 535K
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, plague, social misfits, changing the past or future, save the world, apocalypse, future dystopia, insanity, paranoia, mystery, postmodernism, time loop ...
Time: future, 20th century, 21st century, 90s, 1990s ...
Place: philadelphia, baltimore, usa
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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, suspenseful ...
Plot: strong sexual content, lesbian, uncover truth, hollywood, showbiz, mystery, amnesia, hallucination, postmodernism, surrealism, mysterious character, dreams ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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 7.4
 89K
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, nightmare, baby, existentialism, insanity, cult, freak, parents and children, unwanted pregnancy, art, imagination, crazy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
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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, psychological, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: isolation, heroin, imagination, orphan, sex, explosion, fear, drug abuse, imaginary, magic, drugs/alcohol, illness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, denmark
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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, semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: boarding school, attic, servant, imagination, british, school, orphan, rich poor, little girl, fantasy life, schoolgirl, presumed dead ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: india, new york, usa, london, england
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 7.9
 101K
The Fall (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, 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, atmospheric ...
Plot: imaginary kingdom, hospital, imagination, storytelling, morphine, friendship, suicide attempt, adventure, translator, theft, torture, princess ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 20s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, istanbul turkey, taj mahal, india
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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: gothic, surreal, scary, dark, stylized ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: parallel world, adventure, parents and children, danger, family, save the day, young heroes, neighbor, estate, family relations, dream, rescue ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oregon, usa, michigan, texas
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 6.4
 183K
The Number 23 (2007)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
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, suspenseful, bleak, twists and turns, psychological ...
Plot: obsession, losing-it hero, uncover truth, riddles and clues, mystery, insanity, suicide, nightmare, psychological thriller, investigation, danger, paranoia ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, virginia
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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, colourful, stylized, dark ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: christmas, halloween, imaginary kingdom, holiday, skeleton, dreams, friends, magic, good versus evil, fish out of water, save the day, dark fantasy ...
Time: 1990s
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 6.4
 23K
Tale of Tales (2015)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Italy, France, UK
Duration: 134 min.
Story: From the bitter quest of the Queen of Longtrellis, to two mysterious sisters who provoke the passion of a king, to the King of Highhills obsessed with a giant Flea, these tales are inspired by the fairytales by Giambattista Basile.
Style: tense, disturbing, surreal, stylized, fairy tale ...
Plot: witch, dark fantasy, violence, fantasy world, magic, circus, imagination, obsession, greed, monsters, brutality, fight scenes ...
Time: 17th century
Place: italy, southern italy
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The Brothers Grimm (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA, Czech Republic, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Folklore collectors and con artists, Jake and Will Grimm, travel from village to village pretending to protect townsfolk from enchanted creatures and performing exorcisms. However, they are put to the test when they encounter a real magical curse ...
Style: exciting, fairy tale, light, entertaining, colourful ...
Plot: supernatural, fantasy world, curses spells and rituals, adventure, witch, village, dark fantasy, danger, magic, kidnapping, cons and scams, transformation ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1810s, 1790s
Place: germany, europe, hamburg germany, dungeon, frankfurt germany
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Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, Moonrise Kingdom tells the story of two twelve-year-olds who fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away together into the wilderness. As various authorities try to hunt them ...
Style: atmospheric, surreal, sentimental, humorous, melancholic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: childhood sweetheart, orphan, island, social misfits, teenage love, first love, camp, disappearance, search, search party, small town sheriff, depression ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1965
Place: new england, usa, england
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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, suspenseful, suspense, semi serious
Plot: androids and robots, parents and children, village life, danger, village, woman in danger, battles, heroes, imagination, explosion, robot, fire
Place: georgia
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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: queen, fantasy world, clock, dark fantasy, adventure, magic, rabbit, sister sister relationship, beautiful scenery, imagination, talking animals, falling from height ...
Place: london
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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, sentimental, surreal, realistic, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: cat, imagination, coming of age, love, teenage love, follow your dream, dream, train, education, writing, violin, high school student ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: italy, japan, tokyo, asia, europe
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 8.3
 831K
Up (2009)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Carl Fredricksen spent his entire life dreaming of exploring the globe and experiencing life to its fullest. But at age 78, life seems to have passed him by, until a twist of fate (and a persistent 8-year old Wilderness Explorer named Russell) gives ...
Style: feel good, exciting, touching, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, friendship, follow your dream, family, dreams, friends, dog, obsessive quest, loneliness, aging, waterfall, unlikely friendships ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south america, latin america, venezuela, mount everest
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 6.1
 217K
Sucker Punch (2011)
Genre: Action, 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: surreal, atmospheric, stylized, sexy, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: imaginary, escape, violence, escape from reality, adventure, brothel, confined, imagination, child abuse, robot, lobotomy, sexual abuse ...
Place: vermont
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