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Corpse Bride (2005)
Animation, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance

Corpse Bride (2005)

Set back in the late 1800s in a Victorian village, a man and woman by the names of Victor Van Dort and Victoria Everglot are betrothed because the Everglots need the money or else they'll be living on the streets and the Van Dorts want to be high in society. But when things go wrong at the wedding rehearsal, Victor goes into the woods to practice his vows. Just as soon as he gets them right, he finds himself married to Emily, the corpse bride. While Victoria waits on the other side, there's a rich newcomer that may take Victor's place. So two brides, one groom, who will Victor pick? (Read More)

Themes:abuse,  anger,  jealousy,  surrealism,  revenge
Locations:woods,  church
Characters:villain,  zombie
Story:bride,  angry mother,  angry father,  groom,  gothic horror,  arranged marriage,  corpse,  anger issues,  refusing to believe,  abusive parents,  beyond death,  hateful,  reunited family,  fishmonger,  hot temper,  black widow,  branch,  ex husband,  bad temper,  scared,  interrupted wedding,  disembodied hand,  folk tale,  poisoned,  decomposing body,  angry,  horror for children,  abusive mother,  snob,  proposal,  ex wife,  puppet animation,  clumsiness,  stuttering,  disembodied head,  musket,  maggot,  meat cleaver,  eyeball,  worm,  dark fantasy,  underworld,  fencing,  dead dog,  living dead,  torso cut in half,  arrogance,  horse and carriage,  abusive father,  wedding ring,  fat man,  butler,  resurrection,  hatred,  afterlife,  stop motion animation,  gossip,  spider,  gothic,  hate,  stop motion,  undead,  europe,  skeleton,  evil man,  poison,  19th century,  candle,  wine,  piano,  painting,  sword,  black comedy,  ghost,  fire,  cult film,  title spoken by character,  dog

Dracula 2000 (2000)
Action, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

Dracula 2000 (2000)

In the millenium version of this classic Gothic horror we find Abraham Van Helsing (Plummer), who has tangled with Count Dracula (Butler) in the past, working as an English antiques dealer. Simon (Miller) is a vampire hunter in training under his apprenticeship. Van Helsing and Simon travel from London to New Orleans to rescue Van Helsing's daughter Mary (Waddell) from the family's life long nemesis - Dracula. (Read More)

Themes:revenge,  surrealism
Locations:church
Story:gothic horror,  butler,  resurrection,  hatred,  gothic,  undead,  evil man,  candle,  painting,  sword,  black comedy,  corpse,  cult film

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The Prophecy (1995)
Action, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller

The Prophecy (1995)

"Some people lose their faith because Heaven shows them too little," says Thomas Daggett. "But how many people lose their faith because Heaven showed them too much?" Daggett nearly became a priest; now he's a cop. He may want to put religion behind him, but one morning a weird, eyeless, hermaphroditic corpse turns up. Suddenly he is on a path that will put him right in the middle of a war in Heaven. And once again, Heaven will show him too much: gore, blood, charred flesh, living corpses and much worse. Even more central to the heavenly war effort is a young girl. This American Indian child has something Gabriel wants. And Gabriel is willing to kill her and anyone in his path - or even reanimate a corpse or two - to get it. (Read More)

Themes:jealousy,  surrealism
Locations:church
Characters:zombie
Story:maggot,  dark fantasy,  living dead,  arrogance,  resurrection,  gothic,  undead,  skeleton,  evil man,  black comedy,  corpse,  fire,  cult film,  title spoken by character

The Brothers Grimm (2005)
Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Thriller

The Brothers Grimm (2005)

Folklore collectors and con artists, Jake and Will Grimm, travel from village to village pretending to protect townsfolk from enchanted creatures and performing exorcisms. They are put to the test, however, when they encounter a real magical curse in a haunted forest with real magical beings, requiring genuine courage. (Read More)

Themes:surrealism,  revenge
Locations:woods,  church
Story:decomposing body,  maggot,  dark fantasy,  horse and carriage,  resurrection,  gothic,  19th century,  candle,  wine,  sword,  black comedy,  corpse,  ghost,  fire,  cult film,  title spoken by character,  dog

The Mummy (2017) is one of the best movies like Corpse Bride (2005)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller

The Mummy (2017)

Though safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient princess, whose destiny was unjustly taken from her, is awakened in our current day bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia, and terrors that defy human comprehension.

Themes:anger,  revenge,  surrealism
Locations:woods,  church
Characters:zombie
Story:decomposing body,  dark fantasy,  living dead,  resurrection,  spider,  gothic,  undead,  skeleton,  black comedy,  corpse,  ghost,  fire,  dog

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Sleepy Hollow (1999)
Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

Sleepy Hollow (1999)

The curse of the headless horseman is the legacy of the small town of Sleepy Hollow. Spearheaded by the eager Constable Ichabod Crane and his new world ways into the quagmire of secrets and murder, secrets once laid to rest, best forgotten and now reawakened, and he too, holding a dark secret of a past once gone. This is why Sleepy Hollow (1999) is one of the best movies like Corpse Bride (2005). (Read More)

Themes:jealousy,  revenge
Locations:woods,  church
Story:gothic horror,  beyond death,  dark fantasy,  torso cut in half,  spider,  gothic,  ghost,  sword,  black comedy,  fire,  cult film,  title spoken by character

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)

Themes:anger,  jealousy,  surrealism,  revenge
Locations:woods
Story:dark fantasy,  hatred,  evil man,  poison,  candle,  sword,  black comedy,  corpse,  fire,  title spoken by character,  dog

The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
Animation, Family, Fantasy, Musical

The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

Jack Skellington, the pumpkin king of Halloween Town, is bored with doing the same thing every year for Halloween. One day he stumbles into Christmas Town, and is so taken with the idea of Christmas that he tries to get the resident bats, ghouls, and goblins of Halloween town to help him put on Christmas instead of Halloween -- but alas, they can't get it quite right. (Read More)

Locations:woods
Story:horror for children,  puppet animation,  stop motion animation,  gothic,  stop motion,  skeleton,  black comedy,  corpse,  ghost,  fire,  cult film,  dog

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The Great Mouse Detective (1986) is one of the best movies like Corpse Bride (2005)
Adventure, Animation, Family, Music, Mystery

The Great Mouse Detective (1986)

In Victorian London, England, a little mouse girl's toymaker father is abducted by a peglegged bat. She enlists the aid of Basil of Baker Street, the rodent world's answer to Sherlock Holmes. The case expands as Basil uncovers the crime's link to a plot against the Crown itself.

Themes:anger,  surrealism
Characters:villain
Story:anger issues,  bad temper,  angry,  19th century,  wine,  title spoken by character,  dog

Peter Pan (2003)
Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Romance

Peter Pan (2003)

In stifling Edwardian London, Wendy Darling mesmerizes her brothers every night with bedtime tales of swordplay, swashbuckling, and the fearsome Captain Hook. But the children become the heroes of an even greater story, when Peter Pan flies into their nursery one night and leads them over moonlit rooftops through a galaxy of stars and to the lush jungles of Neverland. Wendy and her brothers join Peter and the Lost Boys in an exhilarating life--free of grown-up rules--while also facing the inevitable showdown with Hook and his bloodthirsty pirates. (Read More)

Themes:anger,  jealousy
Characters:villain
Story:musket,  fencing,  gossip,  skeleton,  poison,  sword,  title spoken by character,  dog

Jube Ninpucho (1993)
Action, Adventure, Animation, Fantasy, Thriller

Jube Ninpucho (1993)

A Journeyman ninja by name of Jubei stumbles upon a plague, an evil clan of demons, a national crisis, and a beautiful ninja girl. This is why Jube Ninpucho (1993) is one of the best movies like Corpse Bride (2005).

Themes:anger,  surrealism,  revenge
Story:poisoned,  angry,  dark fantasy,  torso cut in half,  resurrection,  poison,  candle,  sword,  fire,  cult film

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Dracula Untold (2014)
Action, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, War

Dracula Untold (2014)

At the turn of the century, the young lord Vlad and his family live a peaceful life ruling over their small kingdom, but when a Turk warlord demands from Vlad a thousand boys and his son to create an army Vlad seeks a terrible power that will allow him to protect his kingdom and family from the Turks at a terrible cost. (Read More)

Themes:surrealism,  revenge
Locations:woods,  church
Story:decomposing body,  resurrection,  hatred,  spider,  gothic,  skeleton,  evil man,  candle,  sword,  corpse,  fire

The Woman In Black (2012) is one of the best movies like Corpse Bride (2005)
Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

The Woman In Black (2012)

In London, solicitor Arthur Kipps still grieves the death of his beloved wife Stella on the delivery of their son Joseph four years ago. His employer gives him a last chance to keep his job, and he is assigned to travel to the remote village of Cryphin Gifford to examine the documentation of the Eel Marsh House that belonged to the recently deceased Mrs. Drablow. Arthur befriends Daily on the train and the man offers a ride to him to the Gifford Arms inn. Arthur has a cold reception and the owner of the inn tells that he did not receive the request of reservation and there is no available room. The next morning, Arthur meets solicitor Jerome who advises him to return to London. However, Arthur goes to the isolated manor and soon he finds that Eel Marsh House is haunted by the vengeful ghost of a woman dressed in black. He also learns that the woman lost her son drowned in the marsh and she seeks revenge, taking the children of the scared locals. (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Locations:woods
Story:gothic horror,  reunited family,  scared,  horse and carriage,  afterlife,  skeleton,  ghost,  candle,  painting,  corpse,  fire,  dog

Red Riding Hood (2011)
Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller

Red Riding Hood (2011)

Valerie (Seyfried) is a beautiful young woman torn between two men. She is in love with a brooding outsider, Peter (Fernandez), but her parents have arranged for her to marry the wealthy Henry (Irons). Unwilling to lose each other, Valerie and Peter are planning to run away together when they learn that Valerie's older sister has been killed by the werewolf that prowls the dark forest surrounding their village. For years, the people have maintained an uneasy truce with the beast, offering the creature a monthly animal sacrifice. But under a blood red moon, the wolf has upped the stakes by taking a human life. Hungry for revenge, the people call on famed werewolf hunter, Father Solomon (Oldman), to help them kill the wolf. But Solomon's arrival brings unintended consequences as he warns that the wolf, who takes human form by day, could be any one of them. As the death toll rises with each moon, Valerie begins to suspect that the werewolf could be someone she loves. As panic grips the town, Valerie discovers that she has a unique connection to the beast--one that inexorably draws them together, making her both suspect...and bait. (Read More)

Themes:anger,  revenge
Locations:woods,  church
Story:gothic horror,  arranged marriage,  hatred,  gothic,  sword,  corpse,  fire,  cult film

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Jane Eyre (2011)
Drama, Romance

Jane Eyre (2011)

After a bleak childhood, Jane Eyre goes out into the world to become a governess. As she lives happily in her new position at Thornfield Hall, she meets the dark, cold, and abrupt master of the house, Mr. Rochester. Jane and her employer grow close in friendship and she soon finds herself falling in love with him. Happiness seems to have found Jane at last, but could Mr. Rochester's terrible secret be about to destroy it forever? (Read More)

Themes:abuse
Locations:church
Story:horse and carriage,  gothic,  19th century,  candle,  piano,  painting,  fire,  title spoken by character,  dog

Coraline (2009)
Animation, Family, Fantasy

Coraline (2009)

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, with caring parents and all her dreams coming true. When the Other Mother invites Coraline to stay in her world forever, the girl refuses and finds that the alternate reality where she is trapped is only a trick to lure her. This is why Coraline (2009) is one of the best movies like Corpse Bride (2005). (Read More)

Themes:anger,  surrealism
Locations:woods
Story:horror for children,  puppet animation,  dark fantasy,  stop motion animation,  stop motion,  candle,  piano,  ghost,  cult film,  title spoken by character,  dog

Idle Hands (1999) is one of the best movies like Corpse Bride (2005)
Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

Idle Hands (1999)

Seventeen year old slacker Anton Tobias wakes up one Halloween morning to discover that both of his parents have been turned into two headless Halloween decorations. After speaking to his equally irresponsible friends, Mick and Pnub, he discovers that his right hand has a blood-thirsty mind of its own and is hell-bent on wreaking havoc whether he likes it or not. (Read More)

Story:disembodied hand,  disembodied head,  meat cleaver,  eyeball,  living dead,  undead,  black comedy,  corpse,  cult film,  title spoken by character,  dog

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The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy

The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003)

Renowned adventurer Allan Quatermain leads a team of extraordinary figures with legendary powers to battle the technological terror of a madman known as "The Fantom." This "League" comprises seafarer/inventor Captain Nemo, vampiress Mina Harker, an invisible man named Rodney Skinner, American secret service agent Tom Sawyer, the ageless and invincible Dorian Gray, and the dangerous split personality of Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde. (Read More)

Characters:villain
Story:decomposing body,  fencing,  europe,  skeleton,  evil man,  poison,  19th century,  painting,  sword,  cult film,  title spoken by character

Batman: Mask Of The Phantasm (1993)
Action, Adventure, Animation, Crime, Drama, Family, Mystery, Romance, Sci-fi, Thriller

Batman: Mask Of The Phantasm (1993)

Batman, the costumed crime-fighter who prowls the night skies in Gotham City, soon finds there's another vigilante in town knocking off prominent mob figures. Despite the scythe-like blade for a hand, a mechanical voice and the cloud of smoke that follows the figure wherever it goes, the police and outraged officials mistake the homicidal crusader for Batman himself and demand that the city's longtime hero be brought to justice. Meanwhile, Andrea Beaumont returns to town. She is the lost love of Bruce Wayne, the billionaire playboy who is Batman's alter ego, and was an integral part of Wayne's decision ten years earlier to don the cape and cowl. Now, she is back in his life and is no less a disruption than the return of his old archenemy, The Joker, who has a stake in seeing the annihilation of this new vigilante, whoever it proves to be. (Read More)

Themes:anger,  revenge,  surrealism
Story:gothic horror,  wedding ring,  butler,  hatred,  gothic,  evil man,  poison,  sword,  black comedy,  corpse,  ghost,  fire,  cult film

47 Ronin (2013)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

47 Ronin (2013)

While hunting in the forest, Lord Asano of Ako and his samurai find a young half-breed and take him with them to live in the castle. Several years later, Lord Asano holds a tournament to welcome the Shogun to Ako. The night after the tournament, Lord Asano is bewitched into hurting Lord Kira of Nagato, and is punished into committing seppuku by the Shogun. Realizing that it was a Lord Kira's evil plot, the samurais and the half-breed sets out for revenge against the Shogun's order. (Read More)

Themes:revenge,  surrealism
Locations:woods
Story:musket,  dark fantasy,  arranged marriage,  spider,  poison,  candle,  sword,  corpse,  ghost,  fire,  title spoken by character

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The Crow (1994) is one of the best movies like Corpse Bride (2005)
Action, Drama, Fantasy

The Crow (1994)

A poetic guitarist Eric Draven is brought back to life by a crow a year after he and his fiancee are murdered. The crow guides him through the land of the living, and leads him to his killers: knife thrower Tin-tin, drugetic Funboy, car buff T-Bird, and the unsophisticated Skank. One by one, Eric gives these thugs a taste of their own medicine. However their leader Top-Dollar, a world-class crime lord who will dispatch his enemies with a Japanese sword and joke about it later, will soon learn the legend of the crow and the secret to the vigilante's invincibility. This is why The Crow (1994) is one of the best movies like Corpse Bride (2005). (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Locations:church
Story:dark fantasy,  afterlife,  gothic,  undead,  sword,  black comedy,  corpse,  fire,  cult film,  title spoken by character

Pride And Prejudice And Zombies (2016)
Action, Horror, Romance

Pride And Prejudice And Zombies (2016)

The five highly trained Bennett sisters in Georgian England must try to protect themselves from the growing zombie threat, find suitable husbands for themselves, battle marriage proposals and unlikely suitors, and save the country before it's too late.

Themes:revenge
Locations:woods
Characters:zombie
Story:hatred,  19th century,  painting,  sword,  black comedy,  corpse,  fire,  dog

Goya's Ghosts (2006)
Biography, Drama, History

Goya's Ghosts (2006)

The painter Goya becomes involved with the Spanish Inquisition when his muse, Ines, is arrested by the church for heresy. Her father, Thomas, comes to him hoping that his connection with Brother Lorenzo, whom he is painting, can secure the release of his daughter.

Locations:church
Story:horse and carriage,  19th century,  candle,  wine,  painting,  corpse

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Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991)
Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991)

In part six of the Nightmare on Elm Street series, dream monster Freddy Krueger has finally killed all the children of his hometown, and seeks to escape its confines to hunt fresh prey. To this end, he recruits the aid of his (previously unmentioned) daughter. However, she discovers the demonic origin of her father's powers and meets Dad head-on in a final showdown (originally presented in 3-D). (Read More)

Themes:surrealism
Characters:villain
Story:abusive father,  gothic,  undead,  evil man,  black comedy,  ghost,  fire,  cult film,  title spoken by character

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) is one of the best movies like Corpse Bride (2005)
Adventure, Comedy, Drama

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL recounts the adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune -- all against the back-drop of a suddenly and dramatically changing Continent. (Read More)

Themes:jealousy
Locations:church
Story:painting,  poisoned,  butler,  bride,  hate,  europe,  poison,  candle,  wine,  black comedy,  corpse,  title spoken by character,  dog

Dark Shadows (2012)
Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

Dark Shadows (2012)

In the year 1752, Joshua and Naomi Collins, with young son Barnabas, set sail from Liverpool, England to start a new life in America. But even an ocean was not enough to escape the mysterious curse that has plagued their family. Two decades pass and Barnabas (Johnny Depp) has the world at his feet-or at least the town of Collinsport, Maine. The master of Collinwood Manor, Barnabas is rich, powerful and an inveterate playboy...until he makes the grave mistake of breaking the heart of Angelique Bouchard (Eva Green). A witch, in every sense of the word, Angelique dooms him to a fate worse than death: turning him into a vampire, and then burying him alive. Two centuries later, Barnabas is inadvertently freed from his tomb and emerges into the very changed world of 1972. He returns to Collinwood Manor to find that his once-grand estate has fallen into ruin. The dysfunctional remnants of the Collins family have fared little better, each harboring their own dark secrets. Matriarch Elizabeth Collins Stoddard (Michelle Pfeiffer) has called upon live-in psychiatrist, Dr. Julia Hoffman (Helena Bonham Carter), to help with her family troubles. This is why Dark Shadows (2012) is one of the best movies like Corpse Bride (2005). (Read More)

Themes:jealousy,  surrealism,  revenge
Locations:woods
Story:gothic horror,  gothic,  undead,  painting,  sword,  black comedy,  corpse,  ghost,  fire,  title spoken by character

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Warcraft (2016)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Warcraft (2016)

When the world of the Orcs of Draenor is being destroyed by the evil fel magic that uses life-force, the powerful warlock Gul'dan creates a portal to the world of Azeroth and forms the Horde with members of the Orc clans. He also captures many prisoners to keep the portal open. The king of Azeroth, Llane Wrynn and his brother-in-law, Anduin Lothar are informed by the apprentice of magician Khadgar that he has found fel magic in dead bodies and the king decides to summon the Guardian of Tirisfal, Medivh, to protect his kingdom. Lothar and Khadgar head to Kharazhan to meet Medivh and an ominous shadow points a book out to Khadgar, who takes it and hides. Anduin, Khadgar and Medivh and a group of soldiers are attacked by Orcs and they capture the slave Garona, who is released by King Llane, and she shows them the location of the portal. Garona is contacted by the Orc chief of a clan Durotan that wants to meet King Llane to stop the fel magic. Meanwhile Khadgar learns that the gate was opened with the help of someone in Azeroth. Shall King Llane trust Garona and Durotan, who might be the traitor? (Read More)

Themes:anger,  revenge,  surrealism
Locations:woods,  church
Story:decomposing body,  dark fantasy,  hatred,  skeleton,  evil man,  sword,  corpse,  ghost,  fire

The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)

Themes:anger,  surrealism,  revenge
Locations:woods,  church
Story:dark fantasy,  resurrection,  candle,  sword,  black comedy,  corpse

The Last Witch Hunter (2015) is one of the best movies like Corpse Bride (2005)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy

The Last Witch Hunter (2015)

The modern world holds many secrets, but the most astounding secret of all is that witches still live amongst us; vicious supernatural creatures intent on unleashing the Black Death upon the world. Armies of witch hunters battled the unnatural enemy across the globe for centuries, including Kaulder, a valiant warrior who managed to slay the all-powerful Queen Witch, decimating her followers in the process. In the moments right before her death, the Queen curses Kaulder with her own immortality, forever separating him from his beloved wife and daughter in the afterlife. Today Kaulder is the only one of his kind remaining, and has spent centuries hunting down rogue witches, all the while yearning for his long-lost loved ones. However, unbeknownst to Kaulder, the Queen Witch is resurrected and seeks revenge on her killer causing an epic battle that will determine the survival of the human race. (Read More)

Themes:revenge,  surrealism
Locations:church
Story:decomposing body,  maggot,  dark fantasy,  resurrection,  afterlife,  gothic,  candle,  sword,  black comedy,  corpse,  fire

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The Four Feathers (2002)
Adventure, Drama, Romance, War

The Four Feathers (2002)

Set in 1884 Sudan, this fifth film to be adapted from the A.E.W. Mason novel follows a British officer who resigns his post right before his regiment ships out to battle the rebels. Perceiving his resignation as cowardice, his friends and fiancee give him four white feathers, the symbol of cowardice, but little do they know he's actually going undercover and plans to redeem his honor. (Read More)

Themes:jealousy,  revenge
Locations:church
Story:arrogance,  horse and carriage,  poison,  19th century,  sword,  corpse

A Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)
Action, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

A Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)

Picking up where the original Nightmare left off, Nancy has grown up and become a psychiatrist specializing in dream therapy. She meets a group of children at a local hospital facing Freddy Krueger, the same demon she once encountered in her sleep. One of them is Kristen, who has the power to draw other people into her dreams. Working with a male doctor assigned to the case, Nancy helps the kids realize their special abilities within the nightmare world. When Freddy captures one of her charges, she leads a rescue attempt into Krueger's domain, in hopes of putting his spirit to rest once and for all. This is why A Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987) is one of the best movies like Corpse Bride (2005). (Read More)

Locations:church
Characters:villain
Story:scared,  disembodied head,  stop motion animation,  undead,  skeleton,  evil man,  corpse,  ghost,  fire,  cult film

Glory (1989)
Biography, Drama, History, War

Glory (1989)

Shaw was an officer in the Federal Army during the American Civil War who volunteered to lead the first company of black soldiers. Shaw was forced to deal with the prejudices of both the enemy (who had orders to kill commanding officers of blacks), and of his own fellow officers.

Themes:anger
Story:stuttering,  musket,  hatred,  hate,  19th century,  sword,  corpse

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Far From The Madding Crowd (2015) is one of the best movies like Corpse Bride (2005)
Drama, Romance

Far From The Madding Crowd (2015)

The story of independent, beautiful and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene ('Carey Mulligan' (qv)), who attracts three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak ('Matthias Schoenaerts' (qv)), a sheep farmer, captivated by her fetching willfulness; Frank Troy ('Tom Sturridge' (qv)), a handsome and reckless Sergeant; and William Boldwood ('Michael Sheen (I)' (qv)), a prosperous and mature bachelor. This timeless story of Bathsheba's choices and passions explores the nature of relationships and love - as well as the human ability to overcome hardships through resilience and perseverance. (Read More)

Themes:jealousy
Locations:woods,  church
Story:horse and carriage,  butler,  19th century,  candle,  piano,  sword,  fire,  dog

Victor Frankenstein (2015)
Drama, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Victor Frankenstein (2015)

James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe star in a dynamic and thrilling twist on a legendary tale. Radical scientist Victor Frankenstein (McAvoy) and his equally brilliant protege Igor Strausman (Radcliffe) share a noble vision of aiding humanity through their groundbreaking research into immortality. But Victor's experiments go too far, and his obsession has horrifying consequences. Only Igor can bring his friend back from the brink of madness and save him from his monstrous creation. (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Locations:woods
Story:gothic horror,  resurrection,  gothic,  19th century,  corpse,  fire,  title spoken by character

Creepshow (1982)
Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

Creepshow (1982)

Five tales of terror are presented. The first deals with a demented old man returning from the grave to get the Father's Day cake his murdering daughter never gave him. The second is about a not-too-bright farmer discovering a meteor that turns everything into plant-life. The third is about a vengeful husband burying his wife and her lover up to their necks on the beach. The fourth is about a creature that resides in a crate under the steps of a college. The final story is about an ultra-rich businessman who gets his comeuppance from cockroaches. (Read More)

Themes:revenge,  surrealism
Characters:villain,  zombie
Story:meat cleaver,  living dead,  skeleton,  19th century,  wine,  black comedy,  cult film

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Inspector Gadget (1999)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-fi

Inspector Gadget (1999)

A remake of the television series, Matthew Broderick stars as Gadget, who suffers an accident at the beginning of the film, and befriends Brenda, a robotic surgeon who repairs Gadget so that he can defeat the villain Claw. In the meantime, Gadget and Brenda fall in love. This is why Inspector Gadget (1999) is one of the best movies like Corpse Bride (2005). (Read More)

Characters:villain
Story:disembodied head,  butler,  spider,  evil man,  cult film,  title spoken by character,  dog

The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones (2013) is one of the best movies like Corpse Bride (2005)
Action, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance

The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones (2013)

Set in contemporary New York City, a seemingly ordinary teenager, Clary Fray, discovers she is the descendant of a line of Shadowhunters, a secret cadre of young half-angel warriors locked in an ancient battle to protect our world from demons. After the disappearance of her mother, Clary must join forces with a group of Shadow Hunters, who introduce her to a dangerous alternate New York called the Shadow World, filled with demons, warlocks, vampires, werewolves and other deadly creatures. (Read More)

Themes:surrealism,  revenge
Locations:church
Story:poisoned,  dark fantasy,  skeleton,  candle,  piano,  painting,  sword,  dog

American Psycho (2000)
Crime, Drama

American Psycho (2000)

Patrick Bateman is handsome, well educated and intelligent. He is twenty-seven and living his own American dream. He works by day on Wall Street, earning a fortune to complement the one he was born with. At night he descends into madness, as he experiments with fear and violence.

Themes:abuse,  anger,  jealousy,  revenge
Characters:villain
Story:hatred,  gossip,  evil man,  wine,  black comedy,  corpse,  fire,  cult film,  dog

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Alice In Wonderland (2010)
Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Alice In Wonderland (2010)

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 an unusual rabbit. Arriving in a strange and surreal place called "Underland," she finds herself in a world that resembles the nightmares she had as a child, filled with talking animals, villainous queens and knights, and frumious bandersnatches. Alice realizes that she is there for a reason--to conquer the horrific Jabberwocky and restore the rightful queen to her throne. (Read More)

Themes:anger,  surrealism
Locations:woods
Story:disembodied head,  eyeball,  horse and carriage,  19th century,  candle,  piano,  painting,  sword,  fire,  dog

Beauty And The Beast (2017)
Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance

Beauty And The Beast (2017)

Disney's animated classic takes on a new form, with a widened mythology and an all-star cast. A young prince, imprisoned in the form of a beast, can be freed only by true love. What may be his only opportunity arrives when he meets Belle, the only human girl to ever visit the castle since it was enchanted. (Read More)

Themes:jealousy,  revenge,  surrealism
Locations:woods
Story:musket,  dark fantasy,  butler,  candle,  piano,  painting,  sword,  corpse,  fire,  title spoken by character,  dog

An American Tail (1986) is one of the best movies like Corpse Bride (2005)
Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family, Musical

An American Tail (1986)

Fievel is a young Russian mouse separated from his parents on the way to America, a land they think is without cats. When he arrives alone in the New World, he keeps up hope, searching for his family, making new friends, and running and dodging the cats he thought he'd be rid off. This is why An American Tail (1986) is one of the best movies like Corpse Bride (2005). (Read More)

Themes:anger
Story:anger issues,  bad temper,  angry,  19th century,  piano,  fire

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A Little Princess (1995)
Drama, Family, Fantasy

A Little Princess (1995)

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 creativity and sense of self-worth. Sara's belief that "every girl's a princess" is tested to the limit, however, when word comes that her father was killed in action and his estate has been seized by the British government. (Read More)

Themes:abuse
Story:hot temper,  bad temper,  horse and carriage,  hatred,  hate,  candle

Dorian Gray (2009)
Drama, Fantasy, Thriller

Dorian Gray (2009)

A naive young man. A lovelorn artist. A corruptible Lord. A deal with the Devil. It all paints a dark picture of a Victorian London and how the rich and infamous party at their peril. Here, the telling of time and its consequence of experience for life's treasures' takes its toll on the body, mind and soul. The haunting and bleak tale of power, greed, vanity and inevitable self-destruction is ever present amongst the deceit, opium dens and sin. (Read More)

Themes:jealousy
Story:gothic horror,  gothic,  19th century,  piano,  painting,  sword,  fire

Labyrinth (1986)
Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Musical

Labyrinth (1986)

The teenager Sarah is forced by her father and her stepmother to babysit her baby brother Toby while they are outside home. Toby does not stop crying and Sarah wishes that her brother be taken by the Goblin King. Out of the blue, Toby stops crying and when Sarah looks for him in the cradle, she learns that he wish was granted and the Goblin King Jarethhas taken him to his castle in the Goblin City in the middle of a labyrinth. Sarah repents an asks Jareth to give Toby back; but the Goblin King tells that she has to rescue her brother before midnight, otherwise Toby will be turned into a goblin. Soon Sarah teams up with the coward goblin Hoggle, the beast Ludo and the knight Didymus and his dog Ambrosius in her journey. Will they rescue Toby in time? (Read More)

Themes:anger,  surrealism
Locations:woods
Story:angry,  eyeball,  worm,  candle,  sword,  fire,  cult film,  title spoken by character,  dog

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Hocus Pocus (1993) is one of the best movies like Corpse Bride (2005)
Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Hocus Pocus (1993)

300 years have passed since the Sanderson sisters were executed for practicing dark witchcraft. Returning to life thanks to a combination of a spell spoken before their demise and the accidental actions of Max, the new-kid-in-town, the sisters have but one night to secure their continuing existence... (Read More)

Themes:anger,  revenge
Locations:woods
Characters:zombie
Story:candle,  horror for children,  arrogance,  spider,  undead,  ghost,  fire,  cult film,  title spoken by character

Anonymous (2011)
Drama, Thriller

Anonymous (2011)

Edward De Vere, Earl of Oxford, is presented as the real author of Shakespeare's works. Edward's life is followed through flashbacks from a young child, through to the end of his life. He is portrayed as a child prodigy who writes and performs A Midsummer Night's Dream for a young Elizabeth I. A series of events sees his plays being performed by a frontman, Shakespeare. This is why Anonymous (2011) is one of the best movies like Corpse Bride (2005). (Read More)

Story:musket,  fencing,  horse and carriage,  wedding ring,  candle,  sword,  ghost,  fire,  dog

Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance (2011)
Action, Fantasy, Thriller

Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance (2011)

Johnny Blaze, a man who made a deal with the Devil who called himself Mephistopheles at the time (now Roarke), is on the run trying to make sure no-one is harmed by his alter ego, The Ghost Rider. He is approached by a Monk named Moreau who tells him that he can help be him free of the Rider, but first, he needs Johnny's help to protect a boy, whom Roarke has plans for, to help him take human form. (Read More)

Themes:surrealism
Story:decomposing body,  resurrection,  europe,  skeleton,  ghost,  sword,  fire,  title spoken by character

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Queen Of The Damned (2002)
Drama, Fantasy, Horror

Queen Of The Damned (2002)

After many years of sleeping in his coffin, the vampire Lestat awakens only to find that the world has changed and he wants to be a part of it. He gathers a following and becomes a rock star only to find that his music awakens the ancient Queen Akasha and she wants him to become her king...

Themes:revenge
Story:living dead,  gothic,  undead,  skeleton,  evil man,  painting,  fire

Natural Born Killers (1994) is one of the best movies like Corpse Bride (2005)
Crime, Drama

Natural Born Killers (1994)

Mickey Knox and Mallory Wilson aren't your typical lovers - after killing her abusive father, they go on a road trip where, every time they stop somewhere, they kill pretty well everyone around them. They do however leave one person alive at every shootout to tell the story and they soon become a media sensation thanks to sensationalized reporting. Told in a highly visual style. (Read More)

Themes:revenge,  surrealism
Locations:woods
Story:abusive father,  wedding ring,  evil man,  poison,  black comedy,  corpse,  fire,  cult film

Ginger Snaps (2000)
Drama, Fantasy, Horror

Ginger Snaps (2000)

Is becoming a woman analogous, in some deep psychological way, to becoming a werewolf? Ginger is 16, edgy, tough, and, with her younger sister, into staging and photographing scenes of death. They've made a pact about dying together. In early October, on the night she has her first period, which is also the night of a full moon, a werewolf bites Ginger. Within a few days, some serious changes happen to her body and her temperament. Her sister Brigitte, 15, tries to find a cure with the help of Sam, a local doper. As Brigitte races against the clock, Halloween and another full moon approach, Ginger gets scarier, and it isn't just local dogs that begin to die. (Read More)

Locations:woods
Story:worm,  dead dog,  gothic,  poison,  candle,  black comedy,  corpse,  cult film,  dog

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