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, fairy tale, surreal, atmospheric, serious and light films and TV shows about / with imagination, storytelling, mentor, destiny, fantasy world, dialogue, creativity, catastrophe, childhood and runaway plots mostly in Fantasy, Drama and Family genres shot in USA, UK, Canada 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), Tideland (2005), The Fall (2006).

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, suspenseful, cerebral ...
Plot: parallel world, haunted by the past, philosophy, manipulations, mind control, teamwork, redemption, perfect crime, imagination, virtual reality, alternate reality, hi-tech ...
Time: 2010s, near future
Place: sydney australia, paris france, japan, los angeles
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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, intellectual ...
Plot: mathematics, mental illness, paranoia, prodigy, genius, schizophrenia, insanity, obsession, imagination, inventions and discoveries, mentally unstable, hallucinations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, 50s, 1950s ...
Place: usa, boston, campus, massachusetts, stockholm sweden ...
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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, imaginary kingdom, imagination, deal with the devil, 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, good versus evil, adventure, escape from reality, fantasy world, imagination, queen, cat, magical, journey, transformation, magic ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1800s, 1870s, victorian era
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, serious, gothic, suspenseful ...
Plot: dark fantasy, fairy, creature, monster, legends and myths, good versus evil, young heroes, imaginary, imaginary kingdom, death, in the woods, magical ...
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, touching, sentimental, sweet, inspirational ...
Audience: date night
Plot: loneliness, optimism, social relations, fall in love, looking for love, love and romance, lifestyle change, life philosophy, imagination, young woman, existentialism, life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s
Place: paris france, france, europe, quebec, montmartre paris
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 7.7
 182K
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, bleak, stylized, scary ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: parallel world, adventure, dark fantasy, danger, parents and children, family, young heroes, save the day, loneliness, 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: children, candy, fantasy world, chocolate, adventure, social differences, factory, family, contests and competitions, mysterious character, imaginary, imagination ...
Place: germany, england, switzerland, atlanta georgia, india ...
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 6.2
 25K
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: escape from reality, imagination, teenage girl, monster, death of mother, giant, illness, psychologist, school, 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, light, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, dragon, adventure, good versus evil, magic, escapades, evil force, imagination, oracle, book, mythology, giant ...
Time: 80s
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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: surreal, disturbing, psychological, atmospheric, emotional ...
Plot: isolation, heroin, imagination, dark fantasy, orphan, life is a bitch, addiction, mentally challenged, friendship, figment, down on your luck, surrealism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, denmark
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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: surreal, offbeat, light, emotional, intense ...
Plot: imaginary kingdom, imagination, escape from reality, hospital, storytelling, adventure, friendship, adventurer, good versus evil, disguise, peril, horse ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1910s
Place: los angeles, taj mahal, india, istanbul turkey
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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, humorous, realistic, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: princess, boarding school, orphan, little girl, reunion, servant, british, imagination, attic, private school, rescue, fantasy life ...
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, imaginary, childhood, loss of friend, escape from reality, loneliness, classmates, magical, social misfits, secret, tragic event, teenage boy ...
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: escape from reality, adventure, violence, sexual abuse, imaginary, confined, escape, survival, imagination, child abuse, danger, patient ...
Place: vermont
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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, feel good, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: teenage love, follow your dream, self discovery, first love, teenage life, high school life, cat, love, imagination, education, romance, fall in love ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: japan, italy, tokyo, europe, asia
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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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 6.4
 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: twists and turns, scary, surprise ending, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: obsession, losing-it hero, riddles and clues, insanity, a vision, suicide, 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, surreal, stylized, atmospheric, offbeat ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: halloween, christmas, dark fantasy, holiday, imaginary kingdom, skeleton, dreams, nightmare, objects come to life, monster, friends, fish out of water ...
Time: 1990s
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Boys in the Trees (2016)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 112 min.
Story: On Halloween 1997, two estranged teen skaters embark on a surreal journey through their memories, dreams and fears.
Style: surreal, captivating, suspense, psychological, suspenseful
Plot: friendship, halloween, imagination, teenager, fear, death, bullying, memory, psychological thriller, ghost, ghost story, photographer ...
Time: 1990s
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 6.1
 1K
White Rabbit (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A bullied student sees visions of a rabbit he was forced to kill as a child, and those visions propel him into a state where his imagination causes him to carry out violent acts.
Style: serious, rough, disturbing, dark, realistic ...
Plot: mental illness, high school, kids in trouble, rabbit, imagination, rebelliousness, friendship, life is a bitch, vengeance, society, violence, bullying ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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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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The Secret Garden (1993)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A young British girl born and reared in India loses her neglectful parents in an earthquake. She is returned to England to live at her uncle's castle. Her uncle is very distant due to the loss of his wife ten years before. Neglected once again, ...
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: childhood, orphan, countryside, friendship, garden, girl, secret, little girl, old mansion, family, imagination, self discovery ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 18th century
Place: india, england, europe, yorkshire, liverpool ...
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 6.4
 70K
The BFG (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, India
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: little girl, giant, imagination, queen, dream, adventure, ogre, abduction, escape, friendship, childhood, orphan ...
Place: england, london
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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, emotional, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: orphan, adoption, teaching the ways of the world, countryside, love and romance, foster home, teenage love, best friends, island, farm, young heroes, family life ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 19th century, 18th century
Place: canada
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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, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: miraculous event, nothing goes right, imaginary kingdom, life turned upside down, imaginary, disorder, wish come true, family, adventure, imagination, bedtime story, uncle nephew relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1974, 20th century, 2000s
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, mind bending, bleak, surreal ...
Plot: time travel, plague, paranoia, time loop, social misfits, post apocalyptic, changing the past or future, save the world, apocalypse, alternate reality, insanity, future dystopia ...
Time: future, 20th century, 21st century, 90s, year 1917 ...
Place: philadelphia, baltimore, usa
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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, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family, imaginary, parents and children, single parent, workplace, family relations, workaholic, relationship vs career, imaginary kingdom, supernatural ability, sleepover, imagination ...
Time: contemporary
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