Metaphor movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant metaphor movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, suspense, surreal, psychological and suspenseful films and TV shows about / with metaphor, murder, storytelling, death, violence, friendship, loneliness, photograph, food and father son relationship plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Fantasy genres shot in USA, France, Germany and other countries.
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metaphor movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as metaphor: Burning (2018), Snowpiercer (2013), The Shack (2017), My Good Hans (2015), Jellyfish (2007), Circles (2013), On Board (1998), Marquis de Sade (1989), Jafar Panahi's Taxi (2015), Don't Look Back (2009).

List of metaphor movies

 7.5
 53K
Burning (2018)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: South Korea, Japan
Duration: 148 min.
Story: Deliveryman Jongsu is out on a job when he runs into Haemi, a girl who once lived in his neighborhood. She asks if he'd mind looking after her cat while she's away on a trip to Africa. On her return she introduces to Jongsu an enigmatic ...
Style: psychological, suspense, suspenseful, exciting, tense ...
Plot: love triangle, class differences, arson, fire, metaphor, burning, palm reading, disappearance, childhood friend, tragic love, aspiring writer, anger ...
Time: 2010s
Place: korea, south korea
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 7.1
 331K
Snowpiercer (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: South Korea, Czech Republic
Duration: 126 min.
Story: In a future where a failed global-warming experiment kills off most life on the planet, a class system evolves aboard the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe via a perpetual-motion engine.
Style: thought provoking, suspenseful, futuristic, allegory, rough ...
Plot: future dystopia, rebellion, post apocalypse, revolution, survival, social differences, train, resistance, society, snow, distopia, chaos ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future, 2010s, 2030s ...
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 6.3
 31K
The Shack (2017)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada, Hong Kong
Duration: 132 min.
Story: After suffering a family tragedy, Mack Phillips spirals into a deep depression causing him to question his innermost beliefs. Facing a crisis of faith, he receives a mysterious letter urging him to an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. ...
Style: philosophical, christian film, psychedelic, sad, suspenseful
Plot: god, christian, forgiveness, death of daughter, guilt, a vision, depression, missing child, cabin in the woods, hate, husband wife relationship, anger ...
Place: oregon
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 6.0
 172
My Good Hans (2015)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Germany, Russia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: It is a story about the Soviet worker Pyotr and the German engineer Hans, who came to the USSR before the war on a business trip. At a Soviet plant the German team works in cooperation with Russian specialists. Once Hans makes a mistake which causes ...
Style: serious, disturbing, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: breaking the fourth wall, scientist, friendship, collaboration, love interest, nazi officer, metaphor, nazi germany, looking at the camera, world war two, hairdresser
Time: year 1941
Place: ussr
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 7.0
 3K
Jellyfish (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Meduzot (the Hebrew word for Jellyfish) tells the story of three very different Israeli women living in Tel Aviv whose intersecting stories weave an unlikely portrait of modern Israeli life. Batya, a catering waitress, takes in a young child ...
Style: realistic, touching, captivating, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: wedding, honeymoon, film within a film, city life, friendship, family relations, estrangement, couples, orphan, lifestyle, hopes, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: israel, asia, mediterranean sea, middle east, tel aviv israel
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 7.8
 5K
Circles (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Serbia, Germany, France, Slovenia, Croatia
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Circles (Serbian: Krugovi) is a Serbian movie based on the true story of a Serbian soldier who risked his life to protect a Muslim civilian during the war in Bosnia. During the war in Bosnia in 1993, a Serbian soldier pays for his life after ...
Style: serious, captivating, sincere, thought provoking, tense ...
Plot: surgery, hopes, society, post war, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, redemption, moral dilemma, metaphor, destiny, interracial relations, hiding place ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1993, 90s, 20th century ...
Place: europe, bosnia, germany, serbia, former yugoslavia ...
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 8.0
 14K
On Board (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The sailors who were duped by woman sellers, want to steal their capitals to retaliate from them. There are four men and one woman in a ruined boat. Four lazy and dissatisfaction sailors. The woman represent lust, delectation and appalling potential ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic, suspense
Plot: ship, marijuana, theft, isolation, kidnapping, metaphor, destructive relationship, thief, crimes, mysterious character, vengeance, partners ...
Time: 90s
Place: istanbul turkey, turkey
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Marquis de Sade (1989)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: In pre-French Revolution Bastille, the Marquis is held being unjustly accused of working to overthrow the king. While his talking penis, Colin, longs for action, Marquis himself only desires to write his deviant stories in peace.
Style: surreal, thought provoking, cynical, biting, realistic ...
Plot: puppet, satire, revolution, french revolution, metaphor, anthropomorphism, rebellion, lifestyle, politics, clergy, society, folk hero ...
Time: 18th century
Place: france, europe
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Jafar Panahi's Taxi (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A yellow cab is driving through the vibrant and colourful streets of Tehran. Very diverse passengers enter the taxi, each candidly expressing their views while being interviewed by the driver who is no one else but the director Jafar Panahi himself. ...
Style: talky, sincere, touching, realistic, political ...
Plot: taxi, censorship, passenger, workplace situations, society, city life, car, chat, filmmaking, taxi driver, poverty, metaphor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: iran, tehran iran, tokyo
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Don't Look Back (2009)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Italy, Luxembourg, Belgium
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Panic attacks and memory loss signal the plight of a writer whose body is inexplicably being taken over by another woman.
Style: psychological, serious, atmospheric, suspense, offbeat
Plot: memory loss, haunted by the past, unfulfillment, mystery, supernatural, obsession, self discovery, identity crisis, dual identity, loss of daughter, mysterious past, photographer ...
Place: italy, france, europe
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 6.6
 10K
Brain Damage (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A normal, average guy who lives in New York City becomes dependent on an evil, disembodied brain.
Style: surreal, semi serious, scary, humorous, offbeat ...
Plot: body horror, addiction, hallucination, parasite, dark humor, drug abuse, monster, junkyard, surrealism, murder, brain damage, love triangle ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
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 6.9
 2K
Finsterworld (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The film tells different stories in a kind of parallel Germany about love, affection and hatred.
Style: suspense, psychological, tricky, absurd, scenic ...
Plot: human nature, couples, school, bribery, loneliness, parent child relationship, concentration camp, road, police officer, forest, school uniform, metaphor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
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 7.2
 226K
The Lobster (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Ireland, UK, Greece, France, Netherlands, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In a dystopian near future, single people, according to the laws of The City, are taken to The Hotel, where they are obliged to find a romantic partner in forty-five days or are transformed into beasts and sent off into The Woods.
Style: surreal, ironic, clever, artsy, absurd ...
Plot: absurdism, distopia, hotel, love, society, manhunt, suicide attempt, punishment, blindness, hunting, life, friendship ...
Time: 2010s, near future, future
Place: greece, hellas
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The Golden Dream (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, Spain, Guatemala
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A group of Central-American teen-agers depart from the slums of Guatemala City escaping poverty and violence, towards the promised land of California.
Style: touching, rough, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, immigrants, on the road, follow your dream, leaving home, hopes, danger, communication problem, mexican american border, poverty, train, train ride ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: mexico, latin america, central america, usa, guatemala
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Cemetery of Splendor (2015)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Thailand, UK, Germany, France, Malaysia, South Korea, Mexico, USA, Norway
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In a hospital, ten soldiers are being treated for a mysterious sleeping sickness. In a story in which dreams can be experienced by others, and in which goddesses can sit casually with mortals, a nurse learns the reason why the patients will never be ...
Style: art house, enigmatic, surreal, romantic, no music
Plot: soldier, sleeping, cemetery, illness, hospital, caregiver, clairvoyant, parallel world, love, mysticism, metaphor, diary ...
Place: thailand
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Revolutionary Girl Utena: The Movie (1999)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In a loose retelling of the Revolutionary Girl Utena TV series, Utena Tenjou arrives at Ohtori Academy, only to be immediately swept up in a series of duels for the hand of her classmate Anthy Himemiya and the power she supposedly holds. At the same ...
Style: surreal, stylized, humorous, semi serious, fairy tale ...
Plot: incest, metaphysics, ring, duel, rose, sexuality, corpse, memory, cross dressing, silly humor, boarding school life, high school life ...
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 6.7
 3K
Strapped (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A routine trick propels a tall, dark, cynical hustler into a series of life-changing encounters in this drama. But this amicable and sexually efficient rent boy begins to look at himself differently when he finds himself lost in a maze-like ...
Style: realistic, psychological, sentimental, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: gay, sex addict, prostitute, gays and lesbians, apartment building, prostitution, sexual relations, changing lives, couples, sexual perversion, obsession, gender ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco
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Goodbye to Language (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Switzerland, France
Duration: 70 min.
Story: About a man who’s angry at his wife because she’s met another man on a park bench and they no longer even speak the same language.
Style: atmospheric, thought provoking, serious, stylized, surreal ...
Plot: dog, introspection, battle of the sexes, couple relations, infidelity, human nature, crumbling marriage, love, communication problem, fight, nudity (full frontal - brief), death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
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Diary of a Madman (1963)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Simon Cordier, a French magistrate and amateur sculptor comes into contact with a malevolent entity. The invisible - yet corporeal - being, called a "horla" is capable of limited psychokinesis and complete mind control.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, scary, serious, psychotronic
Plot: murder, ghost, supernatural, sculptor, curses spells and rituals, uncontrollable, self defense, danger, crimes, deadly, psychokinesis, suicide ...
Time: 19th century
Place: france, europe, paris france
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Love and Monsters (2020)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Seven years after the Monsterpocalypse, Joel Dawson, along with the rest of humanity, has been living underground ever since giant creatures took control of the land. After reconnecting over radio with his high school girlfriend Aimee, who is now 80 ...
Style: psychotronic, not serious, entertaining, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: post apocalypse, monster, mutant, jungle, giant creature, bravery, teamwork, creature, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, loner, awkward situation, fight ...
Place: california
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 6.2
 60K
Colossal (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA, Spain, South Korea
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A woman discovers that severe catastrophic events are somehow connected to the mental breakdown from which she's suffering.
Style: surprise ending, absurd, melancholic, captivating, allegory ...
Plot: dark fantasy, creature, mental breakdown, giant robots, giant monster, alcoholic, small town, catastrophe, monster, drinking alcohol, drinking, bullying ...
Time: 2010s
Place: seoul, new york
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Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Japan, Mexico, Taiwan
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The new story follows the heroic efforts of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch as its members face off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the ...
Style: disaster movie, captivating, psychotronic, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: giant monster, monster, godzilla, giant creature, giant animal, rescue, creature, destruction, alien monster, creature feature, monster versus monster, prehistoric creature ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s, year 2019, year 2014
Place: boston, san francisco, washington d.c., antarctica, china ...
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 6.8
 240K
Us (2019)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, China, Japan
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Husband and wife Gabe and Adelaide Wilson take their kids to their beach house expecting to unplug and unwind with friends. But as night descends, their serenity turns to tension and chaos when some shocking visitors arrive uninvited.
Style: surprise ending, suspense, psychological, suspenseful, twist ending ...
Plot: murder, home invasion, panic, amusement park, chase, hall of mirrors, african american, childhood memory, family vacation, survival, husband wife relationship, teenage girl ...
Time: 80s, year 1986
Place: usa
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 6.9
 1K
Hanamizuki (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Sae (Yui Aragaki) is a high school student who is studying hard for her college entrance exams. She lost her father when she was very young and so lives with her mother Ryoko (Hiroko Yakushimaru) in Hokkaido, Japan. Her father Kemimichi (Arata) once ...
Style: sincere, touching, romantic, sentimental, allegory
Plot: first love, love at first sight, reunion, mother daughter relationship, break up, professor, determination, wedding, dreaming, begging, teenage girl, breakup ...
Place: hokkaido, canada, nova scotia, tokyo
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The Dog Who Loved Trains (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A fugitive girl, a stuntman and a young man who lost his dog quite some time before, are joining together on a trip to reach each of their own destination. A youngster gets emotionally connected to the girl, and he'd try to help her to leave ...
Plot: fair, dog, train, runaway, drug dealer, prisoner, orphanage, dead father, male female relationship, satire, motorcycle, naivete ...
Place: belgrade
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A Matter of Faith (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: Bolivia
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Cuestión de fe es un largometraje producido en Bolivia en 1995, dirigida por Marcos Loayza. En esta película participa Jorge Ortiz y Elías Serrano. La película trata de una imagen sagrada que debe ser trasladada por encargo desde una región ...
Style: suspense
Plot: crime boss, faith, religion, wood carving, drink, jungle, gangster, friendship, metaphor, sculptor, gambler, shooting ...
Place: bolivia
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 7.3
 23K
Manderlay (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden, Netherlands, France, Germany, UK, Italy, USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: In 1933, after leaving Dogville, Grace Margaret Mulligan sees a slave being punished at a cotton farm called Manderlay. Officially slavery is illegal and Grace stands up against the owners of the farm. She stays with some gangsters in Manderlay and ...
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, bleak, psychological, intense ...
Plot: slavery, racism, interracial relations, freedom, social differences, righting the wronged, liberal, society, discrimination, blacks and whites, injustice, understanding ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: alabama, usa, southern usa
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 6.4
 60K
In Her Shoes (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Irresponsible party girl Maggie (Cameron Diaz) is kicked out of her father's (Ken Howard) and stepmother's (Candice Azzara) home, where she lives for free, and is taken in by her hard-working sister, Philadelphia lawyer Rose (Toni ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: couple relations, dysfunctional family, shopping, family values, lawyer, party, audition, self discovery, wedding, family relations, law firm, job seeking ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: philadelphia, florida, usa, chicago illinois
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 7.2
 3K
The River (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In Taiwan a young man with a mysterious paralysis massages his neck with his mother's dildo, meanwhile the rain is flooding the island.
Style: touching, sincere, thought provoking, realistic, serious ...
Plot: river, family relations, friends, cure, family problems, lake or river, chaos, gays and lesbians, love and romance, coming of age, youth, actor's life ...
Time: 90s
Place: taiwan, asia, china, taipei
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The Devil's Advocate (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 144 min.
Story: A hotshot lawyer gets more than he bargained for when he learns his new boss is Lucifer himself.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful, twist ending, serious ...
Plot: devil, deal with the devil, law firm, ambition, satan, god or devil, temptation, hotshot lawyer, sin, evil, ethics, lawyer ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, southern usa, manhattan new york city, manhattan, new york city ...
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