10 best movies like Pan's Labyrinth (2006)

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Pan's Labyrinth 2006
Living with her tyrannical stepfather in a new home with her pregnant mother, 10-year-old Ofelia feels alone until she explores a decaying labyrinth guarded by a mysterious faun who claims to know her destiny. If she wishes to return to her real father, Ofelia must complete three terrifying tasks.
List of the best movies like Pan's Labyrinth (2006): On the Milky Road, There Be Dragons, Valkyrie, Green Zone, Route Irish, A Guy Named Joe, The Devil's Arithmetic, The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, Dunkirk, Jauja.

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On the Milky Road (2016)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, drama, military
CountrySerbia, United Kingdom, USA, Argentina
Duration02:16

A man, shaken by fate after his wife's death, chooses to be a monk.

There Be Dragons (2011)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genredrama, military, biography
CountrySpain, USA, Argentina
Duration02:02

Arising out of the horror of the Spanish Civil War, a candidate for canonization is investigated by a journalist who discovers his own estranged father had a deep, dark and devastating connection to the saint's life.While researching the life of Josemaria Escriva, the controversial founder of Opus Dei, the young journalist Robert uncovers hidden stories of his estranged father Manolo, and is taken on a journey through the dark, terrible secrets of his family’s past.

Valkyrie (2008)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrethriller, drama, military, history
CountryUSA, Germany, Italy, Spain, France, Japan, United Kingdom
Duration02:01

Wounded in Africa during World War II, Nazi Col. Claus von Stauffenberg returns to his native Germany and joins the Resistance in a daring plan to create a shadow government and assassinate Adolf Hitler. When events unfold so that he becomes a central player, he finds himself tasked with both leading the coup and personally killing the Führer.

Green Zone (2010)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genreaction, thriller, drama, military
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, Spain, USA
Duration01:54

During the U.S.-led occupation of Baghdad in 2003, Chief Warrant Officer Roy Miller and his team of Army inspectors were dispatched to find weapons of mass destruction believed to be stockpiled in the Iraqi desert. Rocketing from one booby-trapped and treacherous site to the next, the men search for deadly chemical agents but stumble instead upon an elaborate cover-up that threatens to invert the purpose of their mission.

Route Irish (2011)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genreaction, thriller, drama, military
CountryFrance, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Belgium

A private security contractor in Iraq rejects the official explanation of his friend's death and decides to investigate.

A Guy Named Joe (1943)
Markimdb: 7
Genrefantasy, melodrama, drama, military
CountryUSA
Duration02:02

Pete Sandidge, a daredevil bomber pilot, dies when he crashes his plane into a German aircraft carrier, leaving his devoted girlfriend, Dorinda, who is also a pilot, heartbroken. In heaven, Pete receives a new assignment: He is to become the guardian angel for Ted Randall, a young Army flyer. Invisibly, Pete guides Ted through flight school and into combat, but the ghostly mentor’s tolerance is tested when Ted falls for Dorinda. Ultimately however, Pete not only comes to terms with their relationship, but also acts as Dorinda’s copilot when she undertakes a dangerous bombing raid so that Ted won’t have to.

The Devil's Arithmetic (1999)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrefantasy, drama, military
CountryUSA
Duration01:35

Hannah Stern, an American-born Jewish adolescent, is uninterested in the culture, faith and customs of her relatives; however, Hannah begins to revaluate her heritage when she has a supernatural experience that transports her back to a Nazi death camp in 1941. There, she meets a young girl named Rivkah, a fellow captive in the camp. As Rivkah and Hannah struggle to survive in the face of daily atrocities, they form an unbreakable bond.

The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (2018)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrefantasy, comedy, drama, adventure
CountrySpain, Belgium, France, United Kingdom, Portugal
Duration02:16

Toby, a cynical advertising director finds himself trapped in the outrageous delusions of an old Spanish shoe-maker who believes himself to be Don Quixote. In the course of their comic and increasingly surreal adventures, Toby is forced to confront the tragic repercussions of a film he made in his idealistic youth.

Dunkirk (2017)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, military, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, Netherlands, France, USA
Duration02:27

The story of the miraculous evacuation of Allied soldiers from Belgium, Britain, Canada and France, who were cut off and surrounded by the German army from the beaches and harbour of Dunkirk between May 26th and June 4th 1940 during World War II.

Jauja (2014)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrefantasy, drama, western
CountryArgentina, Denmark, France, Mexico, USA, Germany, Brazil, Netherlands

A father and daughter journey from Denmark to an unknown desert that exists in a realm beyond the confines of civilization.

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Land and Freedom (1995)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama, military
CountryUnited Kingdom, Spain, Germany, Italy, France
Duration01:49

David Carr is a British Communist who is unemployed. In 1936, when the Spanish Civil War begins, he decides to fight for the Republican side, a coalition of liberals, communists and anarchists, so he joins the POUM militia and witnesses firsthand the betrayal of the Spanish revolution by Stalin's followers and Moscow's orders.

Little Boy (2015)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, military, history
CountryMexico, USA
Duration02:16

An eight-year-old boy is willing to do whatever it takes to end World War II so he can bring his father home. The story reveals the indescribable love a father has for his little boy and the love a son has for his father.

Cemetery of Splendour (2015)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrefantasy, drama, detective
CountryThailand, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Malaysia, South Korea, Mexico, USA, Norway
Duration01:10

In a hospital, ten soldiers are being treated for a mysterious sleeping sickness. In a story in which dreams can be experienced by others, and in which goddesses can sit casually with mortals, a nurse learns the reason why the patients will never be cured, and forms a telepathic bond with one of them.

Death of a Shadow (2012)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrefantasy, melodrama, drama, short, military
CountryBelgium, France
Duration00:20

Soldier Nathan died during World War I. A strange collector imprisoned his shadow and gave him a new chance: a second life against 10000 captured shadows. It is love that guides him, as his purpose is to meet Sarah again, the woman he fell in love with before he died. But then he discovers that she's already in love with someone else, jealousy clouds his mind and pushes him towards a bitter decision, not without consequences.

Taxi for Tobruk (1961)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, military
CountryFrance, Spain, West Germany

During World War II, French Commandos join forces with a German officer in order to survive the African desert.

Centurion (2010)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure, military, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, USA
Duration01:37

Britain, A.D. 117. Quintus Dias, the sole survivor of a Pictish raid on a Roman frontier fort, marches north with General Virilus' legendary Ninth Legion, under orders to wipe the Picts from the face of the Earth and destroy their leader, Gorlacon.

Bruc: The Manhunt (2010)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genredrama, military, history
CountrySpain

Spain, 1808. The Napoleonic Army suffers its first defeat at the hands of a single man: a drummer boy who used the Montserrat mountains to echo his drums and send the enemy troops into a panicked retreat. When the news reaches Napoleon, he furiously orders the captain of the Imperial Guard to bring back the head of the young hero responsible for his army's defeat…

Fateless (2005)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genremelodrama, drama, military
CountryHungary, Germany, United Kingdom, Israel, France, USA

An Hungarian youth comes of age at Buchenwald during World War II. György Köves is 14, the son of a merchant who's sent to a forced labor camp. After his father's departure, György gets a job at a brickyard; his bus is stopped and its Jewish occupants sent to camps. There, György find camaraderie, suffering, cruelty, illness, and death. He hears advice on preserving one's dignity and self-esteem. He discovers hatred. If he does survive and returns to Budapest, what will he find? What is natural; what is it to be a Jew? Sepia, black and white, and color alternate to shade the mood.

Dark Blue World (2001)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, military
CountryCzech Republic, United Kingdom, Germany, Denmark, Italy, France, USA
Duration01:52

Lt. Franta Slama is a top pilot in the Czech Air Force who is assigned to train a promising young flier, Karel Vojtisek, and they soon become friends. When Nazi Germany invades Czechoslovakia in 1939, they both reject the authority of their new leaders and escape to England where they join other Czech exiles in the RAF. While flying a mission over England, Karel crash lands and happens upon the farmhouse of Susan, a young woman whose husband is in the Navy. Karel soon falls head over heels for Susan but, while they enjoy a brief fling, in time Susan decides she prefers the company of the older and more worldly Franta. As Franta and Karel struggle to maintain their friendship despite their romantic rivalry.

A Very Long Engagement (2004)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genremelodrama, drama, detective, military
CountryFrance, USA
Duration02:08

In 1919, Mathilde was 19 years old. Two years earlier, her fiancé Manech left for the front at the Somme. Like millions of others he was "killed on the field of battle." It's written in black and white on the official notice. But Mathilde refuses to believe it. If Manech had died, she would know. She hangs on to her intuition as tightly as she would onto the last thread of hope linking her to her lover. A former sergeant tells her in vain that Manech died in the no man's land of a trench named Bingo Crepescule, in the company of four other men condemned to die for self-inflicted wounds. Her path ahead is full of obstacles but Mathilde is not frightened. Anything is possible to someone who is willing to challenge fate...

Suite Française (2014)
Markimdb: 7
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, military
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, Canada, Belgium, USA
Duration01:47

France, 1940. In the first days of occupation, beautiful Lucile Angellier is trapped in a stifled existence with her controlling mother-in-law as they both await news of her husband: a prisoner of war. Parisian refugees start to pour into their small town, soon followed by a regiment of German soldiers who take up residence in the villagers' own homes. Lucile initially tries to ignore Bruno von Falk, the handsome and refined German officer staying with them. But soon, a powerful love draws them together and leads them into the tragedy of war.

Is Paris Burning? (1966)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, military, history
CountryFrance, USA
Duration02:54

Near the end of World War II, Gen. Dietrich von Choltitz receives orders to burn down Paris if it becomes clear the Allies are going to invade, or if he cannot maintain control of the city. After much contemplation Choltitz decides to ignore his orders, enraging the Germans and giving hope to various resistance factions that the city will be liberated. Choltitz, along with Swedish diplomat Raoul Nordling, helps a resistance leader organize his forces.

Jakob the Liar (1999)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama, military
CountryFrance, Hungary, USA, Germany
Duration01:55

In 1944 Poland, a Jewish shop keeper named Jakob is summoned to ghetto headquarters after being caught out after curfew. While waiting for the German Kommondant, Jakob overhears a German radio broadcast about Russian troop movements. Returned to the ghetto, the shopkeeper shares his information with a friend and then rumors fly that there is a secret radio within the ghetto.

King Arthur (2004)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genreaction, drama, adventure, military, history
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland
Duration02:06

The story of the Arthurian legend, based on the 'Sarmatian hypothesis' which contends that the legend has a historical nucleus in the Sarmatian heavy cavalry troops stationed in Britain, and that the Roman-British military commander, Lucius Artorius Castus is the historical person behind the legend.

Emerald City (2017)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrefantasy, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:32

In the blink of a tornado’s eye, 20-year-old Dorothy Gale and her K9 police dog are transported to another world, one far removed from our own — a mystical land of competing kingdoms, lethal warriors, dark magic and a bloody battle for supremacy. This is the fabled Land of Oz in a way you’ve never seen before, where wicked witches don’t stay dead for long and a young girl becomes a headstrong warrior who holds the fate of kingdoms in her hands.

12 Strong (2018)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:34

A team of CIA agents and special forces head into Afghanistan in the aftermath of the September 11th attacks in an attempt to dismantle the Taliban.

Triage (2009)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama, detective, military
CountryRepublic of Ireland, Spain, Belgium, France, Austria, Cayman Islands
Duration01:39

The wife of a photojournalist sets out to discover why he came home from a recent assignment without his colleague.

Rough Magic (1995)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, France
Duration01:44

A sleazy politician sends an agent after his ex-fiancee, who fled to Mexico with incriminating film of him.

The City of Lost Children (1995)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrefantastic, fantasy, drama, adventure
CountryFrance, Germany, Spain, Belgium, USA
Duration01:52

A scientist in a surrealist society kidnaps children to steal their dreams, hoping that they slow his aging process.

The Hunting Party (2007)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrethriller, comedy, melodrama, drama, adventure, military
CountryUSA, Croatia, Mexico
Duration01:40

An emerging journalist (Jesse Eisenberg), an experienced cameraman (Terrence Howard), and a discredited reporter (Richard Gere) find their bold plan to capture Bosnia's top war criminal quickly spiraling out of control when a UN representative mistakes them for a CIA hit squad in a light-hearted thriller inspired by Scott Anderson's popular Esquire article. The Weinstein Company provides stateside




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