20 Movies Like A Monster Calls

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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 a young girl who escapes into a mythical labyrinth to cope with the harsh reality of her surroundings. As she navigates through the maze, she encounters magical creatures and faces dangerous tasks, ultimately blurring the lines between fantasy and reality.

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. 137 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 fantasy drama film about a mute woman who falls in love with an amphibious creature being held captive in a government laboratory, and together they attempt to escape and find freedom and acceptance in a world that rejects them.

The Orphanage

The Orphanage
The Orphanage
Internet Movie Database: 7.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 87%
Metacritic: 74/100
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Runtime: 105 min
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Awards: 32 wins & 43 nominations
Writer: Sergio G. Sánchez
Actors: Belén Rueda, Fernando Cayo, Roger Príncep
Language: Spanish
Country: Spain, Mexico, France, Belgium
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“The Orphanage” is a Spanish horror film about a woman who returns to her childhood orphanage to open a home for disabled children, only to uncover dark secrets and paranormal occurrences that threaten her own family.

A Ghost Story

A Ghost Story
A Ghost Story
Internet Movie Database: 6.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 91%
Metacritic: 84/100
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Runtime: 92 min
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Awards: 11 wins & 21 nominations
Writer: David Lowery
Actors: Casey Affleck, Rooney Mara, McColm Cephas Jr.
Language: English, Spanish
Country: United States
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“A Ghost Story” is a contemplative and minimalist film that follows a recently deceased ghost as he remains in his former home, observing the passage of time and the lives of those who come after him. Through its poetic and meditative approach, the film explores themes of loss, grief, and the impermanence of life.

The Babadook

The Babadook
The Babadook
Internet Movie Database: 6.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 98%
Metacritic: 86/100
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Runtime: 94 min
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Awards: 56 wins & 64 nominations
Writer: Jennifer Kent
Actors: Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman, Daniel Henshall
Language: English
Country: Australia, Canada
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“The Babadook” is a psychological horror film about a single mother who becomes plagued by a malevolent entity from a children’s book, which starts to affect her and her young son’s lives in terrifying ways. As the mother’s sanity unravels, she must confront her own inner demons to protect her family from the sinister Babadook.

The Sixth Sense

The Sixth Sense
The Sixth Sense
Internet Movie Database: 8.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 86%
Metacritic: 64/100
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Runtime: 107 min
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Awards: Nominated for 6 Oscars. 37 wins & 56 nominations total
Writer: M. Night Shyamalan
Actors: Bruce Willis, Haley Joel Osment, Toni Collette
Language: English, Latin, Spanish
Country: United States
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“The Sixth Sense is a psychological thriller about a young boy who can see and communicate with the dead. As a child psychologist tries to help him, they uncover a dark secret that ties their lives together.”

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 film about a man who is born old and ages in reverse, experiencing life in a unique way. It explores themes of love, time, and the fleeting nature of human existence.

Big Fish

Big Fish
Big Fish
Internet Movie Database: 8.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 75%
Metacritic: 58/100
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Runtime: 125 min
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 69 nominations total
Writer: Daniel Wallace, John August
Actors: Ewan McGregor, Albert Finney, Billy Crudup
Language: English, Cantonese
Country: United States
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“Big Fish” is a fantasy drama film that tells the story of a man named Edward Bloom and his larger-than-life adventures, as narrated by his son. It explores themes of storytelling, family relationships, and the blurred lines between reality and imagination.

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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The Life of Pi movie is about a young Indian man named Pi who survives a shipwreck and finds himself stranded on a lifeboat with a Bengal tiger. Together, they embark on a remarkable journey of survival and self-discovery in the vastness of the ocean.

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 daydreaming man named Walter Mitty who embarks on an extraordinary adventure to find a missing photograph, which takes him on a journey of self-discovery and personal growth.

Bridge to Terabithia

Bridge to Terabithia
Bridge to Terabithia
Internet Movie Database: 7.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 85%
Metacritic: 74/100
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Runtime: 96 min
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Awards: 6 wins & 5 nominations
Writer: Jeff Stockwell, David Paterson, Katherine Paterson
Actors: Josh Hutcherson, AnnaSophia Robb, Zooey Deschanel
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Bridge to Terabithia” is a film about the friendship between two lonely children, Jess and Leslie, who create an imaginary world called Terabithia, where they escape from their difficult lives and face their fears together. However, tragedy strikes, forcing Jess to confront his grief and learn valuable lessons about love, friendship, and the power of imagination.

The Lovely Bones

The Lovely Bones
The Lovely Bones
Internet Movie Database: 6.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 31%
Metacritic: 42/100
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Runtime: 135 min
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 10 wins & 46 nominations total
Writer: Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson
Actors: Rachel Weisz, Mark Wahlberg, Saoirse Ronan
Language: English
Country: United States, United Kingdom, New Zealand
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“The Lovely Bones” is a film adaptation of Alice Sebold’s novel, following the story of a young girl named Susie Salmon who is murdered and watches over her family and killer from the afterlife. As her family struggles to cope with their loss, Susie seeks justice and closure from the ethereal realm.

Coraline

Coraline
Coraline
Internet Movie Database: 7.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 91%
Metacritic: 80/100
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Runtime: 100 min
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 8 wins & 46 nominations total
Writer: Henry Selick, Neil Gaiman
Actors: Dakota Fanning, Teri Hatcher, John Hodgman
Language: English, Russian
Country: United States
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The Coraline movie is about a young girl named Coraline who discovers a secret door in her new home that leads to an alternate reality. In this parallel world, she finds an idealized version of her life, but soon realizes that it is not as perfect as it seems and must fight to return to her real family.

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Internet Movie Database: 6.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 75%
Metacritic: 75/100
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Runtime: 143 min
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. 18 wins & 46 nominations total
Writer: Ann Peacock, Andrew Adamson, Christopher Markus
Actors: Tilda Swinton, Georgie Henley, William Moseley
Language: English, German, Brazilian Sign
Country: United Kingdom, United States
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“The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” is a fantasy film about four siblings who stumble upon a magical wardrobe that transports them to the enchanting world of Narnia, where they must join forces with the lion Aslan to defeat the evil White Witch and bring peace to the land.

The NeverEnding Story

The NeverEnding Story
The NeverEnding Story
Internet Movie Database: 7.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 83%
Metacritic: 46/100
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Runtime: 102 min
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Awards: 5 wins & 9 nominations
Writer: Wolfgang Petersen, Herman Weigel, Michael Ende
Actors: Noah Hathaway, Barret Oliver, Tami Stronach
Language: English
Country: West Germany, United States
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The NeverEnding Story is a fantasy film about a young boy who becomes immersed in a magical book and must save the mystical land of Fantasia from being consumed by a force known as “The Nothing”. As he embarks on a perilous quest, he discovers the power of imagination and the importance of believing in oneself.

Where the Wild Things Are

Where the Wild Things Are
Where the Wild Things Are
Internet Movie Database: 6.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 73%
Metacritic: 71/100
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Runtime: 101 min
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Awards: 7 wins & 54 nominations
Writer: Spike Jonze, Dave Eggers, Maurice Sendak
Actors: Max Records, Catherine O'Hara, Forest Whitaker
Language: English
Country: Germany, United States, Australia
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The Where the Wild Things Are movie is about a young boy named Max who escapes to an imaginary world inhabited by large, wild creatures. Together, they navigate themes of friendship, identity, and the power of imagination.

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 follows the story of a stuntman who befriends a young girl in a hospital and tells her an epic tale of adventure and fantasy, blurring the lines between reality and imagination.”

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 a young girl named Hushpuppy as she navigates life in a forgotten bayou community, facing both the impending destruction of her home and the unraveling of her father’s health.”

The Book of Life

The Book of Life
The Book of Life
Internet Movie Database: 7.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 83%
Metacritic: 67/100
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Runtime: 95 min
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Awards: 3 wins & 29 nominations
Writer: Jorge R. Gutiérrez, Doug Langdale
Actors: Diego Luna, Zoe Saldana, Channing Tatum
Language: English, Spanish
Country: United States, Mexico
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“The Book of Life” is an animated film that follows the journey of a young man named Manolo, who embarks on an epic adventure through the Land of the Remembered and the Land of the Forgotten to save his true love and reconcile his family’s past. Filled with vibrant visuals and cultural references, the movie explores themes of love, friendship, and the importance of embracing one’s heritage.

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 a fantasy film about a traveling theater troupe led by the immortal Doctor Parnassus, who offers people a chance to explore their own imaginations. When a mysterious outsider joins the troupe, they embark on a journey through a series of imaginative and surreal worlds.

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