10 best movies like Franklyn (2008)

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Movies similar to Franklyn (2008): Cloud Atlas, Byzantium, Sucker Punch, Watchmen, Dorian Gray, Cracks, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, V for Vendetta, Children of Men, Stay.

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Cloud Atlas (2012)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 7.4)
Genrefantastic, drama
CountryUSA, Germany, Hong Kong, Singapore
Duration02:52
PlotLife after death, Uprising, Freedom, Meaning of life, Death, Fate
TimeFuture
StyleExciting, Philosophical, Worth watching, Long, Interesting, Deep Meaning, Atmospheric

A set of six nested stories spanning time between the 19th century and a distant post-apocalyptic future. Cloud Atlas explores how the actions and consequences of individual lives impact one another throughout the past, the present and the future. Action, mystery and romance weave through the story as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero and a single act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution in the distant future. Based on the award winning novel by David Mitchell. Directed by Tom Tykwer and the Wachowskis.

Byzantium (2012)
Mark5.8 (imdb: 6.5)
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Republic of Ireland
Duration01:58
CharactersVampire
PlotSupernatural
StyleGothic

Two mysterious women seek refuge in a run-down coastal resort. Clara meets lonely Noel, who provides shelter in his deserted guesthouse, Byzantium. Schoolgirl Eleanor befriends Frank and tells him their lethal secret. They were born 200 years ago and survive on human blood. As knowledge of their secret spreads, their past catches up on them with deathly consequence.

Sucker Punch (2011)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 6)
Genreaction, fantasy, adventure
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:50
PlotAdventure
PlacePsychiatric hospitals
StyleAtmospheric

A young girl is institutionalized by her abusive stepfather. Retreating to an alternative reality as a coping strategy, she envisions a plan which will help her escape from the mental facility.

Watchmen (2009)
Mark6.4 (imdb: 7.6)
Genrefantastic, action, adventure, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:42
CharactersSuperhero
PlotInvestigation, Death
PlaceParallel worlds
StyleDepressive, By comics

In a gritty and alternate 1985 the glory days of costumed vigilantes have been brought to a close by a government crackdown, but after one of the masked veterans is brutally murdered, an investigation into the killer is initiated. The reunited heroes set out to prevent their own destruction, but in doing so uncover a sinister plot that puts all of humanity in grave danger.

Dorian Gray (2009)
Mark9 (imdb: 6.3)
Genrethriller, fantasy, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:52
StyleAtmospheric, Fascinating, Gothic, Gloomy

A vain London playboy offers his soul in exchange for eternal beauty in this adaptation of the chilling tale by author Oscar Wilde. Seduced into the decadent world of Lord Henry Wotton (Colin Firth), handsome young aristocrat Dorian Gray (Ben Barnes) becomes obsessed with maintaining his youthful appearance, and commissions a special portrait that will weather the winds of time while he remains forever young. When Gray's obsession spirals out of control, his desperate attempts to safeguard his secret turn his once-privileged life into a living hell.

Cracks (2009)
Mark6.4 (imdb: 6.7)
Genredrama
CountryUnited Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, Spain, France, Luxembourg
Duration01:44
PlaceSchool, England
StyleAtmospheric

Jealousy flares after the headmistress of an elite boarding school for girls becomes obsessed with a new student.

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008)
Mark8 (imdb: 6.5)
Genreaction, fantasy, adventure, family
CountryUSA, Poland, Slovenia, Czech Republic
Duration02:30
CharactersWizards, Teens, Witch
PlotAdventure
PlaceEngland, Parallel worlds
TimeFuture

One year after their incredible adventures in the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Peter, Edmund, Lucy and Susan Pevensie return to Narnia to aid a young prince whose life has been threatened by the evil King Miraz. Now, with the help of a colorful cast of new characters, including Trufflehunter the badger and Nikabrik the dwarf, the Pevensie clan embarks on an incredible quest to ensure that Narnia is returned to its rightful heir.

V for Vendetta (2006)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 8.2)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, Germany
Duration02:12
PlotRevolution, Freedom, Uprising, Revenge
PlaceEngland
TimeFuture

In a world in which Great Britain has become a fascist state, a masked vigilante known only as 'V' conducts guerrilla warfare against the oppressive British government. When 'V' rescues a young woman from the secret police, he finds in her an ally with whom he can continue his fight to free the people of Britain.

Children of Men (2006)
Mark8 (imdb: 7.9)
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:44
CharactersPregnant
PlotApocalypse
TimeFuture
StyleAtmospheric, Depressive

In 2027, in a chaotic world in which humans can no longer procreate, a former activist agrees to help transport a miraculously pregnant woman to a sanctuary at sea, where her child's birth may help scientists save the future of humankind.

Stay (2005)
Mark8 (imdb: 6.8)
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:35
CharactersDoctors, Psychologists, Psychiatrists
PlacePsychiatric hospitals

Psychiatrist Sam Foster has a new patient, Henry Letham, who claims to be suicidal. In trying to diagnose him, Sam visits Henry's prior therapist and also finds Henry's mother -- even though Henry has said that he murdered both of his parents. As reality starts to contradict fact, Sam spirals into an unstable mental state. Then he finds a clue as to how and when Henry may try to kill himself, and races to try to stop him.

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Dark City (1998)
Mark9 (imdb: 7.6)
Genrefantastic, thriller, fantasy, drama
CountryAustralia, USA
Duration01:40
PlotAlien invasion, Investigation
StyleAtmospheric, Gothic

A man struggles with memories of his past, including a wife he cannot remember, in a nightmarish world with no sun and run by beings with telekinetic powers who seek the souls of humans.

Gattaca (1997)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 7.8)
Genrefantastic, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:46
CharactersJanitors
PlotThe escape, Double life, Dreams, Success, Fate
PlaceSpace
TimeFuture
StyleMakes me think

Science fiction drama about a future society in the era of indefinite eugenics where humans are set on a life course depending on their DNA. The young Vincent Freeman is born with a condition that would prevent him from space travel, yet he is determined to infiltrate the GATTACA space program.

Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984)
Mark5.2 (imdb: 7.1)
Genrefantastic, thriller, melodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:00

George Orwell's novel of a totalitarian future society in which a man whose daily work is rewriting history tries to rebel by falling in love.

Alphaville (1965)
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountryFrance, Italy
Duration01:39
TimeFuture
StyleAtmospheric, Smart

An American private-eye, arrives in Alphaville, a futuristic city on another planet which is ruled by an evil scientist named Von Braun, who has outlawed love and self-expression.

1984 (1956)
Mark9.6
Genrefantastic, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:30

In a totalitarian future society, a man whose daily work is rewriting history tries to rebel by falling in love.

THX 1138 (1971)
Mark10
Genrefantastic, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:21
PlacePrison
TimeFuture

People in the future live in a totalitarian society. A technician named THX 1138 lives a mundane life between work and taking a controlled consumption of drugs that the government uses to make puppets out of people. As THX is without drugs for the first time he has feelings for a woman and they start a secret relationship.

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