20 Movies Like Big Fish

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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Internet Movie Database: 7.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 72%
Metacritic: 70/100
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Runtime: 166 min
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Awards: Won 3 Oscars. 85 wins & 160 nominations total
Writer: Eric Roth, Robin Swicord, F. Scott Fitzgerald
Actors: Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Tilda Swinton
Language: English, Russian, French
Country: United States
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“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” is a story about a man who is born old and ages in reverse, experiencing life in a unique and unconventional way. It explores themes of time, mortality, and the complexities of human relationships through Benjamin’s extraordinary journey.

Forrest Gump

Forrest Gump
Forrest Gump
Internet Movie Database: 8.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 76%
Metacritic: 82/100
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Runtime: 142 min
Genre: Drama, Romance
Awards: Won 6 Oscars. 51 wins & 74 nominations total
Writer: Winston Groom, Eric Roth
Actors: Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Forrest Gump is a heartwarming film that follows the life of a simple-minded man named Forrest, who unwittingly becomes a part of significant historical events while maintaining his unwavering optimism and love for his childhood friend, Jenny.”

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
Internet Movie Database: 7.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 52%
Metacritic: 54/100
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Runtime: 114 min
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Awards: 5 wins & 18 nominations
Writer: Steve Conrad, James Thurber
Actors: Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig, Jon Daly
Language: English, Spanish, Icelandic
Country: United States, United Kingdom
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“The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” is a film about a daydreamer named Walter Mitty who escapes his mundane life by embarking on extraordinary adventures in his imagination. As he navigates his own fantasies, he also embarks on a real-life journey to find a missing photograph and discover his true self.

Life of Pi

Life of Pi
Life of Pi
Internet Movie Database: 7.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 86%
Metacritic: 79/100
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Runtime: 127 min
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Awards: Won 4 Oscars. 81 wins & 134 nominations total
Writer: Yann Martel, David Magee
Actors: Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan, Adil Hussain
Language: English, Hindi, Japanese, French
Country: United States, Taiwan, United Kingdom, Canada, India, France
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“Life of Pi” is a visually stunning film that tells the story of a young Indian man named Pi, who survives a shipwreck and finds himself stranded on a lifeboat with a Bengal tiger named Richard Parker. As they navigate the vast ocean, Pi must confront his fears, faith, and the power of storytelling to survive.

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
Internet Movie Database: 6.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 64%
Metacritic: 65/100
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Runtime: 123 min
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Awards: Nominated for 2 Oscars. 5 wins & 23 nominations total
Writer: Terry Gilliam, Charles McKeown
Actors: Christopher Plummer, Lily Cole, Heath Ledger
Language: English, Russian, French
Country: United Kingdom, France, Canada
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“The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus” is about a traveling theater troupe led by Doctor Parnassus, who offers people a chance to explore their imaginations through a magical mirror. However, a wager with the devil threatens to unravel the troupe’s existence and the fate of the doctor’s daughter.

Edward Scissorhands

Edward Scissorhands
Edward Scissorhands
Internet Movie Database: 7.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 89%
Metacritic: 74/100
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Runtime: 105 min
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 10 wins & 24 nominations total
Writer: Tim Burton, Caroline Thompson
Actors: Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Dianne Wiest
Language: English
Country: United States
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Edward Scissorhands is a fantasy film about a gentle, artificial man with scissor blades for hands who is brought into a suburban community and struggles to fit in, facing both admiration and fear from the townspeople.

Amélie

Amélie
Amélie
Internet Movie Database: 8.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 90%
Metacritic: 69/100
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Runtime: 122 min
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Awards: Nominated for 5 Oscars. 59 wins & 74 nominations total
Writer: Guillaume Laurant, Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Actors: Audrey Tautou, Mathieu Kassovitz, Rufus
Language: French, Russian, English
Country: France, Germany
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Amélie is a whimsical French film about a shy waitress who sets out on a mission to improve the lives of those around her, while also discovering her own happiness along the way.

Midnight in Paris

Midnight in Paris
Midnight in Paris
Internet Movie Database: 7.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 93%
Metacritic: 81/100
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Runtime: 94 min
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. 26 wins & 103 nominations total
Writer: Woody Allen
Actors: Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, Kathy Bates
Language: English, French, Spanish, German
Country: Spain, United States, France
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“Midnight in Paris” is a romantic comedy film directed by Woody Allen. It follows a disillusioned writer who finds himself transported back in time to 1920s Paris, where he meets iconic artists and writers and embarks on a journey of self-discovery and romance.

The Grand Budapest Hotel

The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Internet Movie Database: 8.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 92%
Metacritic: 88/100
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Runtime: 99 min
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Awards: Won 4 Oscars. 135 wins & 226 nominations total
Writer: Stefan Zweig, Wes Anderson, Hugo Guinness
Actors: Ralph Fiennes, F. Murray Abraham, Mathieu Amalric
Language: English, French, German
Country: United States, Germany
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“The Grand Budapest Hotel” is a whimsical comedy-drama that follows the adventures of a legendary concierge and his young apprentice as they navigate a series of misadventures, including a stolen painting and a murder mystery, set against the backdrop of a fictional European country on the brink of war.

Hugo

Hugo
Hugo
Internet Movie Database: 7.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 93%
Metacritic: 83/100
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Runtime: 126 min
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Awards: Won 5 Oscars. 61 wins & 192 nominations total
Writer: John Logan, Brian Selznick
Actors: Asa Butterfield, Chloë Grace Moretz, Christopher Lee
Language: English
Country: United States, United Kingdom
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Hugo is a film about a young orphan boy who lives in a train station in Paris, and his quest to unlock the secrets of a broken automaton left by his late father, leading him on an adventure that brings magic and wonder back into his life.

Pan’s Labyrinth

Pan's Labyrinth
Pan's Labyrinth
Internet Movie Database: 8.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 95%
Metacritic: 98/100
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Runtime: 118 min
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, War
Awards: Won 3 Oscars. 109 wins & 115 nominations total
Writer: Guillermo del Toro
Actors: Ivana Baquero, Ariadna Gil, Sergi López
Language: Spanish
Country: Mexico, Spain
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“Pan’s Labyrinth” is a dark fantasy film set in post-Civil War Spain, following the story of a young girl who escapes into a mythical labyrinth to cope with the harsh realities of her oppressive surroundings, where she encounters magical creatures and faces dangerous challenges to fulfill her destiny.”

The Shape of Water

The Shape of Water
The Shape of Water
Internet Movie Database: 7.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 92%
Metacritic: 87/100
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Runtime: 123 min
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Awards: Won 4 Oscars. 136 wins & 350 nominations total
Writer: Guillermo del Toro, Vanessa Taylor
Actors: Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer, Michael Shannon
Language: English, American Sign , Russian, French
Country: United States, Mexico
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“The Shape of Water” is a romantic fantasy film about a mute woman who falls in love with a captive amphibious creature and embarks on a journey to rescue him from a government laboratory. The film explores themes of love, acceptance, and the power of empathy.

Stardust

Stardust
Stardust
Internet Movie Database: 7.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 77%
Metacritic: 66/100
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Runtime: 127 min
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Awards: 5 wins & 11 nominations
Writer: Jane Goldman, Matthew Vaughn, Neil Gaiman
Actors: Charlie Cox, Claire Danes, Sienna Miller
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom, United States
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Stardust is a fantasy adventure film about a young man who ventures into a magical realm to find a fallen star and win the heart of his beloved, encountering witches, pirates, and other fantastical creatures along the way.

Pleasantville

Pleasantville
Pleasantville
Internet Movie Database: 7.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 86%
Metacritic: 71/100
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Runtime: 124 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Awards: Nominated for 3 Oscars. 18 wins & 45 nominations total
Writer: Gary Ross
Actors: Tobey Maguire, Jeff Daniels, Joan Allen
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Pleasantville” is a 1998 film about two modern-day teenagers who are transported into a black-and-white 1950s sitcom and disrupt the idyllic town by introducing new ideas and emotions, challenging the conformity and ignorance of its residents.”

Big

Big
Big
Internet Movie Database: 7.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 98%
Metacritic: 73/100
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Runtime: 104 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Awards: Nominated for 2 Oscars. 11 wins & 14 nominations total
Writer: Gary Ross, Anne Spielberg
Actors: Tom Hanks, Elizabeth Perkins, Robert Loggia
Language: English, Spanish
Country: United States
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“Big” is a comedy film about a young boy who makes a wish to be “big” and magically transforms into an adult overnight. As he navigates the adult world, he learns valuable life lessons about friendship, love, and the importance of staying true to oneself.

The Truman Show

The Truman Show
The Truman Show
Internet Movie Database: 8.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 94%
Metacritic: 90/100
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Runtime: 103 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Awards: Nominated for 3 Oscars. 40 wins & 69 nominations total
Writer: Andrew Niccol
Actors: Jim Carrey, Ed Harris, Laura Linney
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Truman Show” is a film about a man named Truman Burbank who unknowingly lives his entire life inside a massive television set, with his every move being broadcasted to the world as a reality TV show. As Truman begins to uncover the truth about his artificial existence, he embarks on a journey to escape his controlled world and discover his true identity.

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Internet Movie Database: 8.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 92%
Metacritic: 89/100
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Runtime: 108 min
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. 73 wins & 111 nominations total
Writer: Charlie Kaufman, Michel Gondry, Pierre Bismuth
Actors: Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Tom Wilkinson
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” is a sci-fi romantic drama that follows Joel and Clementine, a couple who undergo a procedure to erase memories of their failed relationship, only to rediscover their love for each other as the memories fade away.”

The Science of Sleep

The Science of Sleep
The Science of Sleep
Internet Movie Database: 7.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 70%
Metacritic: 70/100
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Runtime: 105 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Awards: 7 wins & 9 nominations
Writer: Michel Gondry
Actors: Gael García Bernal, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Miou-Miou
Language: French, English, Spanish
Country: France, Italy
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“The Science of Sleep” is a surrealistic romantic comedy film that follows the imaginative and dream-like journey of a young man named Stéphane, who struggles to distinguish between his dreams and reality while navigating his love life and creative aspirations. As he falls in love with his neighbor, the line between his dreams and waking life becomes increasingly blurred, leading to a whimsical exploration of the power of imagination and the complexities of human connection.

Beasts of the Southern Wild

Beasts of the Southern Wild
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Internet Movie Database: 7.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 87%
Metacritic: 86/100
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Runtime: 93 min
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Awards: Nominated for 4 Oscars. 90 wins & 135 nominations total
Writer: Lucy Alibar, Benh Zeitlin
Actors: Quvenzhané Wallis, Dwight Henry, Levy Easterly
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Beasts of the Southern Wild” is a film that follows the journey of a young girl named Hushpuppy as she navigates her way through the harsh realities of life in a forgotten bayou community, facing both natural and man-made disasters. It explores themes of resilience, imagination, and the bond between a child and her father.

The Fall

The Fall
The Fall
Internet Movie Database: 8.1/10
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Runtime: 21S min
Seasons: 3
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Awards: Nominated for 2 BAFTA 9 wins & 24 nominations total
Writer: Allan Cubitt
Actors: Gillian Anderson, Jamie Dornan, John Lynch
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
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The Fall is a visually stunning film that tells the story of a stuntman who befriends a young girl while recovering in a hospital, and together they create an enchanting world through storytelling. As their bond deepens, reality and fantasy intertwine, blurring the lines between imagination and truth.

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