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Best Imaginative Movies

  • The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

    The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (PG-13, 2009)

    Heath Ledger, Christopher Plummer, Tom Waits, Johnny Depp, Jude Law
    "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus" is a fantastical morality tale, set in the present-day. It tel... read morels the story of Dr. Parnassus and his 'Imaginarium', a traveling show where members of the audience get opportunity to choose between light and joy or darkness and gloom. Blessed with the extraordinary gift of guiding the imaginations of others, Doctor Parnassus is cursed with a dark secret. An inveterate gambler, thousands of years ago he made a bet with the devil, Mr. Nick, in which he won immortality. Centuries later, on meeting his one true love, Dr. Parnassus made another deal with the devil, trading his immortality for youth, on condition that when his daughter reached her 16th birthday, she would become the property of Mr Nick.
    • Ssscilla
      Ssscilla: Odd. Interesting. Imaginative. Weird.

      The film follows the leader of a traveling theater troupe wh
      Reviewed 10 months days ago
    • tonyguyan
      tonyguyan: A film from the brilliant, imaginative & wacky mind of Terry Gilliam. This brought back very fond memories of my favourite chil
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
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      fb1669885777: . the parts i dis understand however, were really cool. very imaginative and creative, straight dlfrom someones head. i think i woulda liked it if i hadnt misse
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
  • Spirited Away

    Spirited Away (PG, 2001)

    Daveigh Chase, Rumi Hiiragi, Jason Marsden, Miyu Irino, Mari Natsuki
    Master animation director Hayao Miyazaki follows up on his record-breaking 1997 opus Princess Monono... read moreke with this surreal Alice in Wonderland-like tale about a lost little girl. The film opens with ten-year-old Chihiro riding along during a family outing as her father races through remote country roads. When they come upon a blocked tunnel, her parents decide to have a look around -- even though Chihiro finds the place very creepy. When they pass through the tunnel, they discover an abandoned amusement park. As Chihiro's bad vibes continue, her parents discover an empty eatery that smells of fresh food. After her mother and father help themselves to some tasty purloined morsels, they turn into giant pigs. Chihiro understandably freaks out and flees. She learns that this very weird place, where all sorts of bizarre gods and monsters reside, is a holiday resort for the supernatural after their exhausting tour of duty in the human world. Soon after befriending a boy named Haku, Chihiro learns the rules of the land: one, she must work , as laziness of any kind is not tolerated; and two, she must take on the new moniker of Sen. If she forgets her real name, Haku tells her, then she will never be permitted to leave. ~ Jonathan Crow, Rovi
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      fb100000076178752: . But One-Face is a favorite. It was an imaginative ride into the spirit world with conception of the real world.
      This is Hayao's great acc
      Reviewed 1 day days ago
    • fb1235467818
      fb1235467818: One of the most imaginative animated films I've ever seen! Emotional on many levels but It's a surreal and exciting
      Reviewed 3 months days ago
    • dannyboy888889
      dannyboy888889: Spirited Away is one of the most imaginative movies ever. It blends together perfect story book telling, teaching morals and a strong
      Reviewed 8 months days ago
  • Howl's Moving Castle

    Howl's Moving Castle (PG, 2005)

    Christian Bale, Jean Simmons, Lauren Bacall, Emily Mortimer, Billy Crystal
    Hayao Miyazaki, the Japanese animation director who wowed audiences worldwide with his award-winning... read more film Spirited Away, brings another visually spectacular tale of imagination to the screen. Sophie is an 18-year-old girl who toils in the hat shop opened years ago by her late father. Often harassed by local boys, one day Sophie is unexpectedly befriended by Howl, a strange but flamboyant wizard whose large home can travel under its own power. However, the Witch of the Waste is displeased with Sophie and Howl's budding friendship, and turns the pretty young woman into an ugly and aged hag. Sophie takes shelter in Howl's castle, and attempts to find a way to reverse the witch's spell with the help of Calcifer, a subdued but powerful demon who exists in the form of fire, and Markl, who protects the four-way door which can instantly take visitors to other lands and dimensions. Howl's Moving Castle was released in North America by Walt Disney Pictures, who distributed the film both in its original Japanese and in a dubbed English version; the English-speaking voice cast includes Christian Bale, Emily Mortimer, Jean Simmons, Lauren Bacall, and Billy Crystal. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi