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, melancholic, surreal, whimsical, stylized and cult film films and TV shows about / with imagination, destiny, storytelling, mentor, fantasy world, weird, dialogue, creativity, catastrophe and life philosophy plots mostly in Fantasy, Drama and Family genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
imagination movies
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), Whisper of the Heart (1995).

List of imagination movies

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, suspenseful ...
Plot: parallel world, haunted by the past, mind control, manipulations, virtual reality, teamwork, redemption, imagination, philosophy, subconscious, alternate reality, hi-tech ...
Time: 2010s, near future
Place: sydney australia, paris france, japan, kenya, africa ...
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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, interesting, touching ...
Plot: mathematics, paranoia, mental illness, prodigy, genius, schizophrenia, insanity, imagination, obsession, scientist, mentally unstable, psychiatry ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, 70s, 1940s ...
Place: usa, boston, massachusetts, new jersey, 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: imaginary kingdom, mysterious character, imagination, deal with the devil, immortality, journey, imaginary, protective parent, curses spells and rituals, haunted by the past, 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, fairy tale, surreal, captivating, colourful ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: imaginary kingdom, adventure, fantasy world, escape from reality, good versus evil, queen, magical, imagination, cat, journey, transformation, magic ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1870s, victorian era, 1800s
Place: china
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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, captivating, gothic, serious ...
Plot: dark fantasy, fairy, imaginary, creature, monster, imaginary kingdom, good versus evil, fantasy world, legends and myths, young heroes, death, magical ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: spain, 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: feel good, sentimental, touching, inspirational, offbeat ...
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, love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, year 1974, 1990s
Place: paris france, france, europe, montmartre paris, quebec
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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, horror for children
Plot: dark fantasy, parallel world, adventure, family, parents and children, danger, young heroes, cat, save the day, neighbor, secret place, imagination ...
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: 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, humorous, surreal, colourful, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: children, fantasy world, imaginary, chocolate, social differences, candy, adventure, contests and competitions, family, mysterious character, factory, imagination ...
Place: switzerland, atlanta georgia, bavaria, denver colorado, germany ...
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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, death of mother, giant, illness, school, bully, psychologist, monster, 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: fairy tale, feel good, touching, atmospheric, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, dragon, adventure, mythology, good versus evil, evil force, escapades, imagination, oracle, danger, book, gnome ...
Time: 80s
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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, imagination, dark fantasy, orphan, life is a bitch, addiction, mentally challenged, friendship, down on your luck, figment, surrealism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas, 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: teenage love, follow your dream, self discovery, teenage life, first love, love, imagination, high school life, cat, education, fall in love, love and romance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: japan, italy, tokyo, europe, asia
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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, 20s, 1910s, 20th century
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, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: princess, little girl, boarding school, orphan, reunion, servant, british, fantasy life, imagination, attic, private school, rescue ...
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, escape from reality, childhood, fantasy world, loss of friend, classmates, loneliness, magical, social misfits, tragic event, teenage boy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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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: surreal, atmospheric, sexy, exciting, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: escape from reality, violence, adventure, sexual abuse, imaginary, confined, escape, survival, child abuse, lobotomy, imagination, danger ...
Place: vermont
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South Park: Kyle Sucks Cartman's Balls - The Trilogy (2008)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 67 min.
Story: Some of the boys in South Park elementary find themselves on a balloon ride to an imaginary land. At arrival they're faced with an unimaginably threat.
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, talky, witty ...
Audience: kids
Plot: adult humor, imagination, trap, mayor, wager, parody, imaginary, escapades, fictional reality, disorder, religions or cults, good versus evil ...
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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, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: orphan, adoption, teaching the ways of the world, countryside, best friends, love and romance, foster home, young heroes, teenage love, island, coming of age, farm ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 19th century, 18th century
Place: canada
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Tales from the Neverending Story (2001)
Genre: Drama, Family, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Germany, Canada
Duration: 375 min.
Story: Twelve-year-old Bastian Balthazar Bux had lost the wonderful imagination he had as a child somewhere between growing older, watching TV, going to school and playing with his Gameboy. But when his mother dies suddenly, Bastian's limitless ...
Style: stylized, semi serious, touching, feel good, serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: good versus evil, fantasy world, imagination, adventure, heroic mission, young heroes, empress, self fulfillment, danger, save the kingdom, imaginary kingdom, curses spells and rituals ...
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Cub (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Horror
Country: Belgium, Netherlands
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Over-imaginative 12 year-old Sam heads off to the woods to summer scout camp with his pack convinced that he will encounter a monster...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, enigmatic
Plot: monster, summer camp, imagination, supernatural, deadly creature, boy, deadly, teenage life, wilderness, youth, danger, in the woods ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium, france, flanders
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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: fairy tale, touching, emotional, compassionate, cerebral ...
Audience: kids
Plot: terminal illness, dark fantasy, monster, childhood, imagination, family, nightmare, bullying, tree, part animation, life & death, grandmother ...
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The Science of Sleep (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A man entranced by his dreams and imagination is lovestruck with a French woman and feels he can show her his world.
Style: surreal, psychological, sentimental, meditative, stylized ...
Audience: date night
Plot: escape from reality, daydreamer, friendship, new job, dreams, imagination, romance, introspection, love, young man, unfulfilled love, imaginary ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, mexico, europe, latin america, mexico city ...
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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: usa, virginia
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Waking Life (2001)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Waking Life is about a young man in a persistent lucid dream-like state. The film follows its protagonist as he initially observes and later participates in philosophical discussions that weave together issues like reality, free will, our ...
Style: surreal, captivating, stylized, philosophical, clever ...
Plot: philosophy, existentialism, lifestyle, imagination, bohemian life, imaginary, human nature, daydreamer, nightmare, satire, life after death, reincarnation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas
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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, stylized, atmospheric, offbeat, colourful ...
Audience: family outing, kids, horror for children
Plot: halloween, christmas, dark fantasy, holiday, imaginary kingdom, skeleton, imaginary, monster, dreams, goth, objects come to life, nightmare ...
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 story, ghost, mask ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
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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, society, violence, bullying, vengeance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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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, emotional, feel good, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: kids
Plot: adoption, orphan, friendship, social worker, thanksgiving, small town, family, single parent, writer's life, parents and children, youth, family relations ...
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, sister sister relationship, rabbit, adventure, magic, cat, chess, castle ...
Place: london
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