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 visually appealing, fairy tale, whimsical, melancholic, surreal and stylized films and TV shows about / with imagination, storytelling, fantasy world, mentor, destiny, creativity, weird, dialogue, runaway and childhood plots mostly in Fantasy, Family and Drama genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as imagination: A Beautiful Mind (2001), Pan's Labyrinth (2006), Inception (2010), I Kill Giants (2017), Alice in Wonderland (2010), Coraline (2009), Anne of Green Gables (1985), The NeverEnding Story (1984), Bridge to Terabithia (2007), The BFG (2016).

List of imagination movies

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, interesting, touching ...
Plot: mathematics, paranoia, mental illness, prodigy, genius, insanity, schizophrenia, imagination, obsession, existentialism, hallucination, mentally unstable ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, 70s, 1940s ...
Place: usa, boston, massachusetts, new jersey, stockholm sweden ...
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 8.2
 607K
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: atmospheric, fairy tale, stylized, gothic, serious ...
Plot: dark fantasy, creature, monster, imaginary, legends and myths, imaginary kingdom, fairy, fantasy world, good versus evil, young heroes, imagination, death ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1944
Place: spain, europe
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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, mind control, alternate reality, haunted by the past, existentialism, subconscious, teamwork, manipulations, fantasy world, sleeping, philosophy ...
Time: 2010s, near future
Place: paris france, los angeles, tokyo, kenya, africa ...
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 6.1
 25K
I Kill Giants (2017)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA, Belgium, Denmark, UK, Sweden, 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: sad, psychological, atmospheric, rough, psychedelic
Plot: escape from reality, imagination, giant, teenage girl, death of mother, illness, school, psychologist, bully, monster, fear of death, mysticism ...
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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: imaginary kingdom, mysterious character, imagination, deal with the devil, immortality, journey, imaginary, curses spells and rituals, haunted by the past, mystery, protective parent, magic ...
Place: london
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Alice in Wonderland (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK
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: fairy tale, atmospheric, surreal, captivating, colourful ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: imaginary kingdom, fantasy world, escape from reality, adventure, good versus evil, talking animals, queen, magical, imagination, journey, cat, imaginary ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1800s, 1870s, victorian era
Place: london, china
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 7.7
 191K
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, gothic, scary, stylized, dark ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, horror for children
Plot: parallel world, dark fantasy, family, adventure, danger, parents and children, talking animals, imaginary, family relations, weirdo, young heroes, save the day ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oregon, usa, michigan, texas
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Anne of Green Gables (1985)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada, West Germany, USA
Duration: 199 min.
Story: At the turn of the century on Prince Edward Island, Matthew Cuthbert and his sister Marilla decide to take on an orphan boy as help for their farm. But they get an unexpected jolt when they're mistakenly sent a girl instead: Anne Shirley. ...
Style: touching, sentimental, witty, emotional, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: orphan, teaching the ways of the world, adoption, teenage love, countryside, best friends, love and romance, coming of age, foster home, young heroes, island, teacher ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 19th century, 18th century
Place: canada
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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: UK, USA
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, colourful, fairy tale, surreal, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: children, imaginary, fantasy world, candy, social differences, chocolate, family, contests and competitions, adventure, childhood, family relations, society ...
Place: germany, england, denver colorado, bavaria, new york ...
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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: fairy tale, feel good, touching, atmospheric, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, dragon, adventure, good versus evil, mythology, magic, evil force, escapades, giant, imagination, danger, book ...
Time: 80s
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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, girls' night, teens
Plot: friendship, imaginary, loss of friend, childhood, escape from reality, magical, teenage boy, social misfits, loneliness, fantasy world, classmate, imaginary kingdom ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 6.4
 76K
The BFG (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, India, UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The BFG is no ordinary bone-crunching giant. He is far too nice and jumbly. It's lucky for Sophie that he is. Had she been carried off in the middle of the night by the Bloodbottler, or any of the other giants—rather than the BFG—she would ...
Style: fairy tale, entertaining, exciting, light, colourful ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: giant, little girl, imagination, magic, adventure, friendship, childhood, queen, fantasy world, family, dream, justice ...
Place: england, london
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 6.5
 31K
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: surreal, atmospheric, disturbing, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: isolation, heroin, dark fantasy, orphan, imaginary, imagination, life is a bitch, addiction, friendship, mentally challenged, down on your luck, figment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, denmark
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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, feel good, uplifting, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: follow your dream, teenage love, first love, teenage life, love and romance, love, fall in love, self discovery, high school life, cat, education, youth ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: japan, italy, tokyo, europe, asia
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 6.4
 191K
The Number 23 (2007)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: 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, surprise ending, twist ending, twists and turns, psychological ...
Plot: obsession, losing-it hero, a vision, parallel world, riddles and clues, insanity, suicide, uncover truth, nightmare, paranoia, s&m, mystery ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, virginia
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 7.9
 106K
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: surreal, offbeat, light, emotional, intense ...
Plot: imaginary kingdom, escape from reality, hospital, storytelling, adventure, friendship, imagination, adventurer, good versus evil, disguise, peril, horse ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 20s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, india, istanbul turkey, taj mahal
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 8.3
 691K
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, feel good, stylized, inspirational, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: loneliness, fall in love, optimism, social relations, looking for love, life, love, life philosophy, love and romance, lifestyle change, weirdo, shyness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1997, 90s, 70s ...
Place: paris france, france, europe, montmartre paris, quebec
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 7.8
 154K
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, fairy tale, feel good, touching, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, girls' night
Plot: nanny, mischievous children, magic, family, imagination, family values, parents and children, new job, family relations, female protagonist, adventure, dance ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, edwardian era
Place: london, europe, 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, stylized, atmospheric, offbeat, colourful ...
Audience: horror for children, kids, family outing
Plot: halloween, christmas, dark fantasy, holiday, imaginary kingdom, imaginary, skeleton, goth, dreams, objects come to life, nightmare, friends ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
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The Secret Garden (2020)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, France, USA, China
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Mary Lennox is born in India to wealthy British parents who never wanted her. When her parents suddenly die, she is sent back to England to live with her uncle, Archibald Craven. She meets her sickly cousin Colin and the two children find a wondrous ...
Style: fairy tale, sentimental, exciting, touching, feel good ...
Plot: secret, orphan, animals, imagination, magical, post war, garden, old mansion, adventure, family, secret hideout, escape from reality ...
Time: 19th century, 90s
Place: yorkshire, england, india
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 6.4
 26K
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: disturbing, surreal, stylized, fairy tale, atmospheric ...
Plot: witch, dark fantasy, fantasy world, violence, circus, magic, imagination, obsession, king, castle, ogre, twins ...
Time: 17th century
Place: italy, southern italy
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A Monster Calls (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, 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: emotional, touching, fairy tale, compassionate, tear jerker ...
Audience: kids
Plot: terminal illness, dark fantasy, monster, childhood, storytelling, family, tree, nightmare, imagination, life & death, truth, bullying ...
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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, feel good, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: little girl, orphan, boarding school, princess, servant, reunion, fantasy life, attic, private school, rescue, french, presumed dead ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: new york, india, usa, london, england
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 6.8
 20K
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: feel good, touching, emotional, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: kids
Plot: adoption, orphan, friendship, family relations, thanksgiving, social worker, small town, family, writer's life, single parent, parents and children, 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, whimsical ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: fantasy world, dark fantasy, queen, clock, imagination, talking animals, sister sister relationship, rabbit, adventure, magic, cat, chess ...
Place: london
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Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Kubo mesmerizes the people in his village with his magical gift for spinning wild tales with origami. When he accidentally summons an evil spirit seeking vengeance, Kubo is forced to go on a quest to solve the mystery of his fallen samurai father ...
Style: breathtaking, stylized, atmospheric, touching, twists and turns ...
Audience: kids
Plot: samurai, storytelling, creativity, magic, talking animals, origami, adventure, sword, strong female character, friendship, imagination, destiny ...
Time: 2010s
Place: japan, feudal japan
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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, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: miraculous event, nothing goes right, wish come true, life turned upside down, imaginary, imaginary kingdom, family, disorder, adventure, escapades, imagination, bedtime story ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, year 1974, 2000s ...
Place: usa, las vegas
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 8.0
 569K
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, surreal, mind bending, atmospheric, non-linear ...
Plot: time travel, alternate reality, plague, post apocalypse, save the world, paranoia, post apocalyptic, insanity, time loop, social misfits, changing the past or future, future dystopia ...
Time: future, 21st century, 20th century, 90s, 1910s ...
Place: philadelphia, baltimore, usa
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 6.0
 227K
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, exciting, sexy, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: escape from reality, violence, adventure, alternate reality, imaginary, confined, lobotomy, escape, sexual abuse, survival, patient, danger ...
Place: vermont
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 6.1
 21K
The Pagemaster (1994)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Tyler knows a lot about accidents. So much so, he is scared to do anything that might endanger him, like riding his bike, or climbing into his treehouse. While in an old library, he is mystically transported into the unknown world of books, and he ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, touching, stylized, melancholic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, fantasy world, magic, mischievous children, fish out of water, heroic mission, imaginary kingdom, imaginary, getting home, young heroes, imagination, book ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
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