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The Imaginarium Of Doctor Parnassus (2009)
Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery

The Imaginarium Of Doctor Parnassus (2009)

In London, the sideshow troupe of Doctor Parnassus promises the audience a journey to the "Imaginarium", an imaginary world commanded by the mind of Doctor Parnassus, where dreams come true. In the stories that Doctor Parnassus tells to his daughter Valentina, the midget Percy, and his assistant Anton, he claims to have lived for more than one thousand years; However, when he fell in love with a mortal woman, he made a deal with the devil (Mr. Nick), trading his immortality for youth. As part of the bargain, he promised his son or daughter to Mr. Nick on their sixteenth birthday. Valentina is now almost to the doomed age and Doctor Parnassus makes a new bet with Mr. Nick, whoever seduces five souls in the Imaginarium will have Valentina as a prize. Meanwhile the troupe rescues Tony, a young man that was hanged on a bridge by the Russians. Tony was chased until he finds and joins the group. Tony and Valentina fall in love with each other and the jealous Anton discovers that his competition may be a liar. (Read More)

Themes:memory,  magic,  dance,  drunkenness,  surrealism
Locations:motel,  desert,  bar
Characters:actor,  dancer
Story:stage magician,  crooked charity,  charity event,  rope around neck,  stage show,  london bridge,  pink bra,  dream world,  character played by different actors,  adult actress playing minor,  rudolph valentino,  sense of wonder,  multiple actors for one character,  human soul,  imaginary world,  death of cast member,  sleight of hand,  interrupted hanging,  theatre group,  pact with the devil,  organ trafficking,  levitating,  illumination,  throat,  redheaded girl,  lead actor's last film,  carny,  organ theft,  siren the alarm,  heckler,  lounge,  laundry drying on clothes line,  star died before release,  hanged by the neck,  trippy,  sex with teenager,  reference to james dean,  ginger,  princess diana,  freemason,  gondola,  sideshow,  deadline,  sex on boat,  parallel world,  the devil,  turban,  fairground,  tarot card,  deal with the devil,  jellyfish,  trance,  mortality,  sex with a minor,  underage sex,  hanged man,  adult actress playing teenage girl,  noose,  fantasy world,  russian mafia,  drunkard,  performer,  flute,  levitation,  horse and carriage,  bet,  musical number,  cliff,  con artist,  title appears in writing,  immortality,  charity,  imagination,  dwarf,  presumed dead,  monk,  ladder,  mob,  magician,  red dress,  rope,  scandal,  newspaper headline,  teenage sex,  stage,  costume,  bridge,  video camera,  ambulance,  old man,  police car,  bra,  reporter,  little girl,  marijuana,  birthday,  mask,  london england,  rescue,  mirror,  police officer,  dream,  cult film,  chase,  explosion,  father daughter relationship,  character name in title,  flashback

The Prestige (2006)
Drama, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Prestige (2006)

In the end of the Nineteenth Century, in London, Robert Angier, his beloved wife Julia McCullough and Alfred Borden are friends and assistants of a magician. When Julia accidentally dies during a performance, Robert blames Alfred for her death and they become enemies. Both become famous and rival magicians, sabotaging the performance of the other on the stage. When Alfred performs a successful trick, Robert becomes obsessed trying to disclose the secret of his competitor with tragic consequences. (Read More)

Themes:magic,  drunkenness
Locations:bar
Characters:actor
Story:stage magician,  magician,  stage show,  stage,  sleight of hand,  hanged man,  drunkard,  performer,  horse and carriage,  rope,  costume,  old man,  little girl,  london england,  police officer,  father daughter relationship,  flashback

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Now You See Me (2013)
Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Now You See Me (2013)

Four magicians each answer a mysterious summons to an obscure address with secrets inside. A year later, they are the Four Horsemen, big time stage illusionists who climax their sold out Las Vegas show with a bank apparently robbed for real. This puts agents Dylan Rhodes of the FBI and Alma Dray of Interpol on the case to find out how they did it. However, this mystery proves difficult to solve even with the insights of the professional illusion exposer, Thaddeus Bradley. What follows is a bizarre investigation where nothing is what it seems with illusions, dark secrets and hidden agendas galore as all involved are reminded of a great truth in this puzzle: the closer you look, the less you see. (Read More)

Themes:magic
Locations:desert,  bar
Story:stage magician,  stage show,  stage,  sleight of hand,  fairground,  tarot card,  con artist,  magician,  newspaper headline,  bridge,  mirror,  chase,  explosion,  flashback

La Science Des Reves (2006)
Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance

La Science Des Reves (2006)

Following the death of his father in Mexico, Stephane Miroux, a shy insecure young man, agrees to come to Paris to draw closer to his widowed mother Christine. He lands a boring job at a calendar-making firm and falls in love with his charming neighbor Stephanie. But conquering her is no bed of roses for the young man and the only solution he finds to put up with the difficulties he is going through is escape into a dream world... (Read More)

Themes:memory,  magic,  drunkenness,  surrealism
Locations:bar
Characters:dancer
Story:dream world,  magician,  bridge,  old man,  police car,  mirror,  dream,  flashback

In The Name Of The King: A Dungeon Siege Tale (2007) is one of the best movies like The Imaginarium Of Doctor Parnassus (2009)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller

In The Name Of The King: A Dungeon Siege Tale (2007)

Set in the kingdom of Ehb, the story follows Farmer ('Jason Statham' (qv)), who was adopted by his village. When Farmer's wife, Solana ('Claire Forlani' (qv)), and his son leave to sell vegetables at the town of Stonebridge, Farmer's farm is attacked by creatures called Krugs. With the help of his friend and neighbor Norrick ('Ron Perlman (I)' (qv)), he travels to Stonebridge where his wife and son are. Before he arrives, the Krugs, controlled by the wizard Gallian ('Ray Liotta' (qv)), kill his son and capture his wife. Farmer, with the help of Bastian ('Will Sanderson' (qv)), his brother-in-law, and Norrick sets out to find and rescue his wife. The King's nephew Fallow ('Matthew Lillard' (qv)) is conspiring with the wizard Gallian to take over the kingdom led by King Konreid ('Burt Reynolds'). (Read More)

Themes:memory,  magic
Story:rope around neck,  hanged by the neck,  fantasy world,  levitation,  presumed dead,  bridge,  rescue,  cult film,  chase,  explosion,  father daughter relationship,  flashback

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Self/less (2015)
Action, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Self/less (2015)

An extremely wealthy man, dying from cancer, undergoes a radical medical procedure that transfers his consciousness into the body of a healthy young man. But all is not as it seems when he starts to uncover the mystery of the body's origin and the organization that will kill to protect its cause. This is why Self/less (2015) is one of the best movies like The Imaginarium Of Doctor Parnassus (2009). (Read More)

Themes:surrealism
Locations:motel,  bar
Story:trippy,  immortality,  presumed dead,  newspaper headline,  bridge,  ambulance,  little girl,  rescue,  chase,  explosion,  father daughter relationship,  flashback

Scream 3 (2000)
Horror, Mystery

Scream 3 (2000)

A new film is currently in production, and a killer is on the loose. The murders draw a reporter, ex-cop, and young woman to the set of the movie inspired by their life. They soon find out that they are dealing with a trilogy, and in a trilogy...anything can happen.

Themes:drunkenness
Locations:bar
Characters:actor
Story:presumed dead,  red dress,  costume,  ambulance,  police car,  reporter,  birthday,  mask,  rescue,  police officer,  chase,  father daughter relationship

Swiss Army Man (2016)
Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance

Swiss Army Man (2016)

Hank, stranded on a deserted island and about to kill himself, notices a corpse washed up on the beach. He befriends it, naming it Manny, only to discover that his new friend can talk and has a myriad of supernatural abilities...which may help him get home.

Themes:memory,  drunkenness,  surrealism
Story:noose,  levitation,  bridge,  ambulance,  little girl,  birthday,  chase,  explosion,  flashback

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Bulletproof Monk (2003) is one of the best movies like The Imaginarium Of Doctor Parnassus (2009)
Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

Bulletproof Monk (2003)

For 60 years a mysterious monk with no name has zigzagged the globe to protect an ancient scroll - a scroll that holds the key to unlimited power. Now the Monk must look for a new scrollkeeper. Kar is an unlikely candidate, a streetwise young man whose only interest is himself. But when he inadvertently saves the Bulletproof Monk from capture, the two become partners in a scheme to save the world from the scroll's most avid pursuer. Packed with spectacular special effects and martial arts action, the Monk, Kar, and a sexy Russian mob princess called Bad Girl must struggle to find, face, and fight the ultimate enemy. (Read More)

Story:monk,  siren the alarm,  russian mafia,  cliff,  immortality,  mob,  newspaper headline,  police car,  police officer,  chase,  explosion

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:surrealism
Story:levitation,  immortality,  rope,  old man,  london england,  rescue,  mirror,  dream,  cult film,  chase,  explosion,  father daughter relationship,  character name in title,  flashback

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. This is why The Brothers Grimm (2005) is one of the best movies like The Imaginarium Of Doctor Parnassus (2009). (Read More)

Themes:magic,  drunkenness,  surrealism
Characters:actor,  dancer
Story:fantasy world,  horse and carriage,  con artist,  rope,  old man,  rescue,  mirror,  cult film,  explosion,  father daughter relationship,  character name in title,  flashback

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Fantasia 2000 (1999)
Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Music

Fantasia 2000 (1999)

In this update of Disney's masterpiece film mixture of animation and music, new interpretations of great works of music are presented. It begins with an abstract battle of light and darkness set to the music of Beethoveen's Fifth Symphony. Then we see the adventures of a Humpback Whale calf and his pod set to "The Pines of Rome." Next is the humourous story of several lives in 1930's New York City, scored with "Rhapsody in Blue." Following is a musical telling of the fairy tale, "The Steadfast Tin Soldier" set to Dmitri Shostakovich's Piano Concerto No. 2. Then a goofy Flamingo causes havoc in his flock with his yo-yo to the tune of the finale of "Carnival of the Animals." This is followed by the classic sequence from the original film, "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" starring Mickey Mouse and followed by "Pomp and Circumstance" starring Donald Duck as a harried assistant to Noah on his Ark. Finally, we see the awesome tale of the life, death and renewal of a forest in a sequence featuring the composition, "The Firebird." (Read More)

Themes:magic,  surrealism
Locations:desert
Characters:actor,  dancer
Story:performer,  horse and carriage,  cliff,  presumed dead,  magician,  newspaper headline,  little girl,  rescue,  mirror,  police officer,  chase,  father daughter relationship

Now You See Me 2 (2016) is one of the best movies like The Imaginarium Of Doctor Parnassus (2009)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Now You See Me 2 (2016)

One year after outwitting the FBI and winning the public's adulation with their Robin Hood-style magic spectacles, The Four Horsemen resurface for a comeback performance in hopes of exposing the unethical practices of a tech magnate. The man behind their vanishing act is none other than Walter Mabry, a tech prodigy who threatens the Horsemen into pulling off their most impossible heist yet. Their only hope is to perform one last unprecedented stunt to clear their names and reveal the mastermind behind it all. (Read More)

Themes:magic
Locations:bar
Story:tarot card,  presumed dead,  magician,  bridge,  police car,  bra,  reporter,  london england,  rescue,  explosion,  flashback

Southland Tales (2006)
Comedy, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Southland Tales (2006)

Southland Tales is an ensemble piece set in the futuristic landscape of Los Angeles on July 4, 2008, as it stands on the brink of social, economic and environmental disaster. Boxer Santaros is an action star who's stricken with amnesia. His life intertwines with Krysta Now, an adult film star developing her own reality television project, and Ronald Taverner, a Hermosa Beach police officer who holds the key to a vast conspiracy. (Read More)

Themes:memory,  dance,  surrealism
Locations:desert,  bar
Characters:actor,  dancer
Story:police officer,  musical number,  teenage sex,  video camera,  ambulance,  police car,  mirror,  dream,  cult film,  chase,  explosion,  father daughter relationship,  flashback

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Abre Los Ojos (1997)
Drama, Mystery, Romance, Sci-fi, Thriller

Abre Los Ojos (1997)

A once handsome playboy, Cesar finds himself in a mental facility and he can't remember why. All he can remember is meeting the love of his life for one day, and then getting into a car accident which left his face horribly disfigured. But the pain of becoming physically undesirable may help him to find the truth. (Read More)

Themes:memory,  drunkenness,  surrealism
Characters:dancer
Story:dream world,  immortality,  birthday,  mask,  dream,  flashback

The Pink Panther (2006)
Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family, Mystery

The Pink Panther (2006)

When the coach of the France soccer team is killed by a poisoned dart in the stadium in the end of a game, and his expensive and huge ring with the diamond Pink Panther disappears, the ambitious Chief Insp. Dreyfus assigns the worst police inspector Jacques Clouseau to the case. His intention is to give a diversion to the press, while he uses his best men to chase the killer and thief. He assigns Gendarme Gilbert Ponton to work with Clouseau and inform each step of the investigation. When Clouseau is nominated with honor to the highest prize in France, Dreyfus decides to humiliate Clouseau and take him out of the case. However Clouseau has already solved the mystery. This is why The Pink Panther (2006) is one of the best movies like The Imaginarium Of Doctor Parnassus (2009). (Read More)

Story:performer,  newspaper headline,  costume,  bridge,  ambulance,  police car,  reporter,  mask,  police officer,  cult film,  chase,  flashback

A Little Princess (1995) is one of the best movies like The Imaginarium Of Doctor Parnassus (2009)
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:magic
Story:turban,  horse and carriage,  imagination,  presumed dead,  old man,  little girl,  birthday,  rescue,  father daughter relationship

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The Hudsucker Proxy (1994)
Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

The Hudsucker Proxy (1994)

When Waring Hudsucker, head of hugely successful Hudsucker Industries, commits suicide, his board of directors, led by Sidney Mussberger, comes up with a brilliant plan to make a lot of money: appoint a moron to run the company. When the stock falls low enough, Sidney and friends can buy it up for pennies on the dollar, take over the company, and restore its fortunes. They choose idealistic Norville Barnes, who just started in the mail room. Norville is whacky enough to drive any company to ruin, but soon, tough reporter Amy Archer smells a rat and begins an undercover investigation of Hudsucker Industries. (Read More)

Themes:memory,  dance,  drunkenness,  surrealism
Locations:bar
Characters:dancer
Story:mob,  ambulance,  reporter,  dream,  cult film,  chase,  character name in title,  flashback

In The Mouth Of Madness (1994)
Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller

In The Mouth Of Madness (1994)

With the disappearance of hack horror writer Sutter Cane, all Hell is breaking loose...literally! Author Cane, it seems, has a knack for description that really brings his evil creepy-crawlies to life. Insurance investigator John Trent is sent to investigate Cane's mysterious vanishing act and ends up in the sleepy little East Coast town of Hobb's End. The fact that this town exists as a figment of Cane's twisted imagination is only the beginning of Trent's problems. (Read More)

Themes:memory,  surrealism
Locations:motel,  bar
Story:imagination,  parallel world,  fantasy world,  title appears in writing,  bridge,  ambulance,  police officer,  cult film,  chase,  flashback

Solomon Kane (2009)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Solomon Kane (2009)

Once a mercenary of Queen Elizabeth I fighting Spaniards in Africa, Solomon met the Devil's Reaper and discovered he was bound for hell. Barely escaping, he soon renounced violence to atone for his past sins, seeking out redemption in a life of peace. That is until the followers of sorcerer Malachi kidnap a Puritan girl, Meredith Crowthorn, and brutally slaughter her family before his very eyes, forcing Solomon to take up arms and return to his violent ways once more to rescue her. (Read More)

Themes:magic,  drunkenness
Story:deal with the devil,  cliff,  presumed dead,  monk,  mask,  rescue,  mirror,  chase,  explosion,  father daughter relationship,  character name in title,  flashback

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O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) is one of the best movies like The Imaginarium Of Doctor Parnassus (2009)
Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Music

O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)

Loosely based on Homer's "Odyssey," the movie deals with the picaresque adventures of Ulysses Everett McGill and his companions Delmar and Pete in 1930s Mississipi. Sprung from a chain gang and trying to reach Everett's home to recover the buried loot of a bank heist they are confronted by a series of strange characters--among them sirens, a cyclops, bank robber George "Baby Face" Nelson (very annoyed by that nickname), a campaigning governor and his opponent, a KKK lynch mob, and a blind prophet who warns the trio that "the treasure you seek shall not be the treasure you find." This is why O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) is one of the best movies like The Imaginarium Of Doctor Parnassus (2009). (Read More)

Story:interrupted hanging,  noose,  performer,  dwarf,  mob,  rope,  stage,  old man,  little girl,  rescue,  cult film,  explosion,  father daughter relationship

Bridge To Terabithia (2007)
Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy

Bridge To Terabithia (2007)

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 she's a city girl, he's a country boy, the two become fast friends. Together, they create Terabithia, a land of monsters, trolls, ogres, and giants and rule as king and queen. This friendship helps Jess deal with the tragedy that makes him realize what Leslie taught him. (Read More)

Themes:magic
Story:imaginary world,  fantasy world,  imagination,  rope,  bridge,  police car,  little girl,  birthday,  police officer,  father daughter relationship

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

The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)

Themes:magic,  surrealism
Story:immortality,  dwarf,  presumed dead,  bridge,  little girl,  rescue,  mirror,  chase,  explosion,  character name in title,  flashback

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The Mummy (2017)
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:magic,  surrealism
Locations:desert
Story:deal with the devil,  immortality,  ambulance,  police car,  london england,  rescue,  police officer,  dream,  chase,  explosion,  flashback

Pan (2015) is one of the best movies like The Imaginarium Of Doctor Parnassus (2009)
Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Pan (2015)

Themes:magic,  surrealism
Story:fantasy world,  musical number,  immortality,  rope,  london england,  rescue,  chase,  explosion,  character name in title

Bedknobs And Broomsticks (1971)
Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical

Bedknobs And Broomsticks (1971)

During WWII in England, Charlie, Carrie, and Paul Rawlins are sent to live with Eglantine Price, an apprentice witch. Charlie blackmails Miss Price that if he is to keep her practices a secret, she must give him something, so she takes a bedknob from her late father's bed and places the "famous magic traveling spell" on it, and only Paul can activate it. Their first journey is to a street in London where they meet Emelius Browne, headmaster of Miss Price's witchcraft training correspondence school. Miss Price tells him of a plan to find the magic words for a spell known as Substitutiary Locomotion, which brings inanimate objects to life. This spell will be her work for the war effort. This is why Bedknobs And Broomsticks (1971) is one of the best movies like The Imaginarium Of Doctor Parnassus (2009). (Read More)

Themes:magic,  dance
Characters:dancer
Story:turban,  performer,  cliff,  con artist,  magician,  rope,  old man,  little girl,  london england,  mirror,  explosion

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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:magic,  surrealism
Story:rescue,  fantasy world,  ladder,  rope,  costume,  mask,  mirror,  dream,  cult film,  father daughter relationship

Fantasia (1940)
Animation, Family, Fantasy, Music

Fantasia (1940)

Disney animators set pictures to Western classical music as Leopold Stokowski conducts the Philadelphia Orchestra. "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" features Mickey Mouse as an aspiring magician who oversteps his limits. "The Rite of Spring" tells the story of evolution, from single-celled animals to the death of the dinosaurs. "Dance of the Hours" is a comic ballet performed by ostriches, hippos, elephants, and alligators. "Night on Bald Mountain" and "Ave Maria" set the forces of darkness and light against each other as a devilish revel is interrupted by the coming of a new day. (Read More)

Themes:dance,  magic,  drunkenness,  surrealism
Story:flute,  cliff,  magician,  rope,  bridge,  rescue,  mirror,  cult film

The Limey (1999) is one of the best movies like The Imaginarium Of Doctor Parnassus (2009)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Limey (1999)

An ex-con, fresh out of prison, goes to L.A. to try to learn who murdered his daughter. However, he quickly finds that he is completely out of place with no understanding of the culture he finds. His investigations are helped by another ex-con. Together they learn that his daughter had been having an affair with a record producer, who is presently having an affair with another young woman. An aging actress, who also knew his daughter, forces him to look at his own failures as a father. The movie does focus on the drama of the situation and the inter-relationships of the characters and seldom slips into an action piece. (Read More)

Themes:memory
Locations:motel,  bar
Characters:actor
Story:cliff,  bra,  little girl,  marijuana,  london england,  police officer,  chase,  father daughter relationship,  flashback

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La Montana Sagrada (1973)
Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

La Montana Sagrada (1973)

A Christlike figure wanders through bizarre, grotesque scenarios filled with religious and sacrilegious imagery. He meets a mystical guide who introduces him to seven wealthy and powerful people, each representing a planet in the Solar system. These seven, along with the protagonist, the guide and the guide's assistant, divest themselves of their worldly goods and form a group of nine who will seek the Holy Mountain, in order to displace the gods who live there and become immortal. (Read More)

Themes:dance,  drunkenness,  surrealism
Locations:bar
Characters:dancer
Story:immortality,  dwarf,  magician,  old man,  marijuana,  mask,  mirror,  cult film,  explosion

G.i. Joe: Retaliation (2013)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

G.i. Joe: Retaliation (2013)

The G.I. Joe team is framed for crimes against the country by Zartan, disguised as the President, and Cobra Commander has all the world leaders under his influence, with their advanced warheads headed towards innocent populaces around the world. Outnumbered and outgunned, the surviving team members form a plan with their original leader, General Joseph Colton, to rescue the President and face off Cobra Commander, his accomplices and the world leaders. This is why G.i. Joe: Retaliation (2013) is one of the best movies like The Imaginarium Of Doctor Parnassus (2009). (Read More)

Locations:desert
Story:cliff,  monk,  red dress,  bridge,  bra,  london england,  rescue,  chase,  explosion,  character name in title,  flashback

War Of The Worlds (2005)
Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

War Of The Worlds (2005)

Ray Ferrier (Cruise) is a divorced dockworker and less-than-perfect father. When his ex-wife and her new husband drop off his teenage son Robbie and young daughter Rachel for a rare weekend visit, a strange and powerful lightning storm suddenly touches down. What follows is the extraordinary battle for the future of humankind through the eyes of one American family fighting to survive it in this contemporary retelling of H.G. Wells seminal classic sci-fi thriller. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness
Story:mob,  bridge,  video camera,  reporter,  little girl,  london england,  rescue,  mirror,  cult film,  explosion,  father daughter relationship

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Paranoid Park (2007) is one of the best movies like The Imaginarium Of Doctor Parnassus (2009)
Crime, Drama, Mystery

Paranoid Park (2007)

The teenager and skateboarder Alex is interviewed by Detective Richard Lu that is investigating the death of a security guard in the rail yards severed by a train who was apparently hit by a skate board. While dealing with the separation process of his parents and the sexual heat of his virgin girlfriend Jennifer, Alex writes his last experiences in Paranoid Park with his new acquaintances and how the guard was killed, trying to relieve his feeling of guilty from his conscience. (Read More)

Themes:memory
Story:underage sex,  title appears in writing,  newspaper headline,  teenage sex,  bridge,  bra,  police officer,  flashback

Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)
Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery

Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)

Voldemort's power is growing stronger. He now has control over the Ministry of Magic and Hogwarts. Harry, Ron, and Hermione decide to finish Dumbledore's work and find the rest of the Horcruxes to defeat the Dark Lord. But little hope remains for the Trio, and the rest of the Wizarding World, so everything they do must go as planned. (Read More)

Themes:magic
Story:immortality,  birthday,  london england,  rescue,  cult film,  chase,  character name in title,  flashback

Oz The Great And Powerful (2013)
Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Oz The Great And Powerful (2013)

Oscar Diggs ('James Franco'), a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics, is hurled away from dusty Kansas to the vibrant Land of Oz. At first he thinks he's hit the jackpot-fame and fortune are his for the taking. That all changes, however, when he meets three witches, Theodora ('Mila Kunis' (qv)), Evanora ('Rachel Weisz' (qv)), and Glinda ('Michelle Williams (I)' (qv)), who are not convinced he is the great wizard everyone's been expecting. Reluctantly drawn into the epic problems facing the Land of Oz and its inhabitants, Oscar must find out who is good and who is evil before it is too late. Putting his magical arts to use through illusion, ingenuity-and even a bit of wizardry-Oscar transforms himself not only into the great and powerful Wizard of Oz but into a better man as well. (Read More)

Themes:magic,  surrealism
Story:magician,  sleight of hand,  levitation,  con artist,  immortality,  imagination,  presumed dead,  rescue,  chase,  explosion

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Splash (1984)
Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

Splash (1984)

Allen Bauer is rescued from drowning as a young boy off Cape Cod by a young mermaid. Years later, he returns to the same location, and once again manages to fall into the sea, and is rescued once more by the mermaid (Allen isn't sure what he has seen and what he has imagined). Using maps from a sunken ship, the mermaid decides to search for Allen in New York City, sprouting legs when her tail dries. On finding Allen, they fall in love, but she has a secret, which will no longer be a secret if she gets her legs wet. This is why Splash (1984) is one of the best movies like The Imaginarium Of Doctor Parnassus (2009). (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness
Locations:bar
Story:siren the alarm,  newspaper headline,  police car,  bra,  reporter,  little girl,  rescue,  police officer,  chase,  flashback

Scoop (2006) is one of the best movies like The Imaginarium Of Doctor Parnassus (2009)
Comedy, Crime, Mystery

Scoop (2006)

In the funeral of the famous British journalist Joe Strombel, his colleagues and friends recall how obstinate he was while seeking for a scoop. Meanwhile the deceased Joe discloses the identity of the tarot card serial killer of London. He cheats the Reaper and appears to the American student of journalism Sondra Pransky, who is on the stage in the middle of a magic show of the magician Sidney Waterman in London, and tells her that the murderer is the aristocrat Peter Lyman. Sondra drags Sid in her investigation, seeking for evidences that Peter is the killer. However, she falls in love with him and questions if Joe Strombel is right in his scoop. (Read More)

Themes:magic
Characters:actor
Story:tarot card,  magician,  stage,  reporter,  london england

Wonder Woman (2017)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi, War

Wonder Woman (2017)

Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when a pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers and her true destiny. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  surrealism
Characters:dancer
Story:princess diana,  levitation,  immortality,  rope,  newspaper headline,  costume,  london england,  rescue,  chase,  explosion,  character name in title,  flashback

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Hable Con Ella (2002)
Drama, Mystery, Romance

Hable Con Ella (2002)

After a chance encounter at a theater, two men, Benigno and Marco, meet at a private clinic where Benigno works. Lydia, Marco's girlfriend and a bullfighter by profession, has been gored and is in a coma. It so happens that Benigno is looking after another woman in a coma, Alicia, a young ballet student. The lives of the four characters will flow in all directions, past, present and future, dragging all of them towards an unsuspected destiny. (Read More)

Themes:memory
Locations:bar
Characters:dancer
Story:stage,  costume,  ambulance,  bra,  reporter,  little girl,  father daughter relationship,  flashback

Enter The Void (2009)
Drama, Fantasy

Enter The Void (2009)

Tokyo's nasty underside, seen primarily through the eyes of Oscar, a heavy drug user, whose sister Linda is a stripper. Oscar also has flashbacks to his childhood when trauma upends the siblings. Oscar's drug-fed hallucinations alter Tokyo's already-disconcerting nights, and after the police shoot him, he can float above and look down: on his sister's sorrow, on the rooms of a love hotel, and on life at even a molecular level. The spectrum's colors can be beautiful; it's people's colorless lives that can be ugly. And what of afterlife, is there more than a void? (Read More)

Themes:surrealism
Locations:motel,  bar
Characters:dancer
Story:trippy,  police car,  little girl,  marijuana,  mirror,  dream,  cult film,  chase,  father daughter relationship,  flashback

Silent Hill (2006) is one of the best movies like The Imaginarium Of Doctor Parnassus (2009)
Adventure, Horror, Mystery

Silent Hill (2006)

Sharon Da Silva wakes up every night screaming about "silent hill". Pursued by a police officer suspicious of her motives and swerving to avoid another child her adoptive mother crashes the car knocking herself unconscious. When Rose Da Silva awakens to find her adopted child is missing, she searches the fog and ash blanketed town for her beloved daughter. This is why Silent Hill (2006) is one of the best movies like The Imaginarium Of Doctor Parnassus (2009). (Read More)

Themes:surrealism
Story:police officer,  cliff,  title appears in writing,  ladder,  bridge,  little girl,  rescue,  dream,  chase,  flashback

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Hugo (2011)
Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance

Hugo (2011)

Hugo is an orphan boy living in the walls of a train station in 1930s Paris. He learned to fix clocks and other gadgets from his father and uncle which he puts to use keeping the train station clocks running. The only thing that he has left that connects him to his dead father is an automaton (mechanical man) that doesn't work without a special key. Hugo needs to find the key to unlock the secret he believes it contains. On his adventures, he meets George Melies, a shopkeeper, who works in the train station, and his adventure-seeking god-daughter. Hugo finds that they have a surprising connection to his father and the automaton, and he discovers it unlocks some memories the old man has buried inside regarding his past. (Read More)

Themes:memory,  magic,  drunkenness
Characters:actor,  dancer
Story:sideshow,  ladder,  magician,  stage,  old man,  little girl,  rescue,  police officer,  dream,  chase,  explosion,  character name in title,  flashback

The Thirteenth Floor (1999)
Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Thirteenth Floor (1999)

Computer scientist Hannon Fuller has discovered something extremely important. He's about to tell the discovery to his colleague, Douglas Hall, but knowing someone is after him, the old man leaves a letter in the computer generated parallel world his company has created (which looks like the 30's with seemingly real people with real emotions). Fuller is murdered in our real world the same night, and his colleague is suspected. Douglas discovers a bloody shirt in his bathroom and he cannot recall what he was doing the night Fuller was murdered. He logs into the system in order to find the letter, but has to confront the unexpected. The truth is harsher than he could ever imagine... (Read More)

Themes:dance,  surrealism
Locations:desert,  bar
Characters:dancer
Story:parallel world,  newspaper headline,  bridge,  cult film,  father daughter relationship,  flashback

The Adventures Of Baron Munchausen (1988)
Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

The Adventures Of Baron Munchausen (1988)

The fantastic tale of an 18th century aristocrat, his talented henchmen and a little girl in their efforts to save a town from defeat by the Turks. Being swallowed by a giant sea-monster, a trip to the moon, a dance with Venus and an escape from the Grim Reaper are only some of the improbable adventures. (Read More)

Themes:memory,  dance,  surrealism
Characters:actor,  dancer
Story:trippy,  turban,  bet,  imagination,  dwarf,  rope,  cult film,  explosion,  father daughter relationship,  character name in title

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Arizona Dream (1993) is one of the best movies like The Imaginarium Of Doctor Parnassus (2009)
Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance

Arizona Dream (1993)

An Innuit hunter races his sled home with a fresh-caught halibut. This fish pervades the entire film, in real and imaginary form. Meanwhile, Axel tags fish in New York as a naturalist's gofer. He's happy there, but a messenger arrives to bring him to Arizona for his uncle's wedding. It's a ruse to get Axel into the family business. In Arizona, Axel meets two odd women: vivacious, needy, and plagued by neuroses and familial discord. He gets romantically involved with one, while the other, rich but depressed, plays accordion tunes to a gaggle of pet turtles. (Read More)

Themes:dance,  surrealism
Locations:bar
Characters:actor
Story:ladder,  birthday,  mirror,  dream,  cult film

Sucker Punch (2011)
Action, Fantasy

Sucker Punch (2011)

A young girl (Baby Doll) is locked away in a mental asylum by her abusive stepfather where she will undergo a lobotomy in five days' time. Faced with unimaginable odds, she retreats to a fantastical world in her imagination where she and four other female inmates at the asylum, plot to escape the facility. The lines between reality and fantasy blur as Baby Doll and her four companions, as well as a mysterious guide, fight to retrieve the five items they need that will allow them to break free from their captors before it's too late... This is why Sucker Punch (2011) is one of the best movies like The Imaginarium Of Doctor Parnassus (2009). (Read More)

Themes:dance,  surrealism
Characters:dancer
Story:imagination,  dream world,  rescue,  police officer,  dream,  cult film,  chase,  explosion,  flashback

Mortdecai (2015)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Romance

Mortdecai (2015)

Juggling some angry Russians, the British Mi5, his impossibly leggy wife and an international terrorist, debonair art dealer and part time rogue Charlie Mortdecai must traverse the globe armed only with his good looks and special charm in a race to recover a stolen painting rumored to contain the code to a lost bank account filled with Nazi gold. (Read More)

Themes:memory,  drunkenness
Locations:motel,  bar
Characters:dancer
Story:ladder,  old man,  police car,  london england,  rescue,  mirror,  chase,  explosion,  father daughter relationship,  character name in title,  flashback

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Odishon (1999)
Drama, Horror, Mystery

Odishon (1999)

In Tokyo, Shigeharu Aoyama is a widower that grieves the loss of his wife and raises his son Shigehiko Aoyama alone. Seven years later, the teenage Shigehiko asks why his middle-aged father does not remarry and Shigeharu meets his friend Yasuhisa Yoshikawa, who is a film producer, and tells his intention. However, Shigeharu has difficulties to approach to available women to date and Yasuhisa decide to organize a sham audition for casting the lead actress for the fake movie. They receive several portfolios of candidates and Shigeharu becomes obsessed by the gorgeous Asami Yamazaki. Despite the advice of the experienced Yasuhisa, Shigeharu calls Asami to date and he falls for her. But who is the mysterious Asami? (Read More)

Themes:surrealism
Locations:bar
Characters:dancer
Story:parallel world,  video camera,  ambulance,  old man,  bra,  little girl,  mirror,  dream,  cult film,  father daughter relationship,  flashback

Alice In Wonderland (1951) is one of the best movies like The Imaginarium Of Doctor Parnassus (2009)
Adventure, Animation, Family, Fantasy, Musical

Alice In Wonderland (1951)

Alice is a daydreaming young girl. She finds learning poems and listening to literature boring. She prefers stories with pictures and to live inside her imagination. One day, while enduring just such a poetry reading, she spots a large white rabbit...dressed in a jacket and carrying a large watch. He scurries off, saying he's late, for a very important date. She follows him through the forest. He then disappears down a rabbit hole. Alice follows, leading her to all manner of discoveries, characters and adventures. (Read More)

Themes:magic,  surrealism
Story:fantasy world,  imagination,  ladder,  birthday,  dream,  cult film,  chase,  character name in title

Kangaroo Jack (2003)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family

Kangaroo Jack (2003)

Louis Booker and Charlie Carbone are close friends with an association with the mob. After the duo botch a delivery of stolen TVs, the duo are given a second chance by mob leader Sal Maggio, who happens to be Charlie's stepfather. The duo are to deliver $50,000 to a contact in Australia. As simple as the job sounds, complications emerge when a kangaroo steals the money. Now Charlie and Louis must find the kangaroo and get the money back before they find themselves in a worse predicament. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness
Locations:desert,  bar
Story:mob,  rescue,  chase,  dream,  character name in title

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