Most Popular "Story Within The Story" Titles
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1. The Notebook (2004)
PG-13 | 123 min | Drama, Romance
A poor yet passionate young man falls in love with a rich young woman, giving her a sense of freedom, but they are soon separated because of their social differences.
Votes: 410,295 | Gross: $0.06M
5. Atonement (2007)
R | 123 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
Fledgling writer Briony Tallis, as a thirteen-year-old, irrevocably changes the course of several lives when she accuses her older sister's lover of a crime he did not commit.
Votes: 198,412 | Gross: $50.92M
6. Seven Psychopaths (2012)
R | 110 min | Comedy, Crime
A struggling screenwriter inadvertently becomes entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his oddball friends kidnap a gangster's beloved Shih Tzu.
Votes: 191,974 | Gross: $14.99M
7. The Forbidden Room (2015)
130 min | Comedy, Mystery
A never-before-seen woodsman mysteriously appears aboard a submarine that's been trapped deep under water for months with an unstable cargo. As the terrified crew make their way through the... See full summary »
Votes: 1,969 | Gross: $0.03M
8. Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985)
R | 120 min | Drama
A gay man and a political prisoner are together in a prison. The gay man narrates the stories of two fake movies and his own life.
Votes: 11,257 | Gross: $4.95M
10. Kimyô na sâkasu (2005)
108 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
The erotic novelist Taeko is writing a morbid story of a family destroyed by incest, murder and abuse. Her assistant, Yuji, sets on a mission to uncover the reality of this story, but the reality might be too much to bear.
12. Sinbad of the Seven Seas (1989)
PG-13 | 93 min | Adventure, Fantasy
Sinbad and his shipmates aid a young prince, who must battle an evil wizard to gain the hand of a beautiful princess.
13. Celine and Julie Go Boating (1974)
Unrated | 193 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
A mysteriously linked pair of young women find their daily lives preempted by a strange boudoir melodrama that plays itself out in a hallucinatory parallel reality.
Votes: 3,463 | Gross: $0.03M
14. Hellzapoppin' (1941)
84 min | Comedy, Musical
Olsen and Johnson, a pair of stage comedians, try to turn their play into a movie and bring together a young couple in love, while breaking the fourth wall every step of the way.
15. Storybook (1996)
G | 88 min | Adventure, Family, Animation
Eight-Year-Old Brandon Finds A Magical STORYBOOK That Leads Him To A Doorway In His Attic To The Enchanted Storyland. There He Meets Woody The Woodsman , Pouch The Boxing Kangaroo & Hoot ... See full summary »
16. Ten Canoes (2006)
Unrated | 90 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
A story within a story. In Australia's Northern Territory, a man tells us one of the stories of his people and his land. It's a story of an older man, Minygululu, who has three wives and ... See full summary »
Votes: 3,814 | Gross: $0.28M
17. Malpertuis (1971)
125 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
A young sailor finds himself trapped in the labyrinthine mansion of his occultist uncle, along with a number of eccentric and mysterious relatives who all seem to be harboring a dark secret.
18. As Mil e Uma Noites: Volume 2, O Desolado (2015)
131 min | Drama
Continuation of the Arabian Nights stories by the structure were adapted to modern life in Portugal in three innings and the third chapter "The Owners of Dixie" has three chapters.
Votes: 881 | Gross: $0.01M
19. Eighteen (2005)
106 min | Drama
Pip is a street kid who's meeting life head-on in the big city. On his eighteenth birthday he receives his grandfather's Second World War memoirs on audio cassette, a gift that awakens the ... See full summary »
20. F. Scott Fitzgerald and 'The Last of the Belles' (1974 TV Movie)
98 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
A semi-fictional account of how writer F. Scott Fitzgerald met his wife while he was in the army and stationed in Alabama in 1919.
21. Very Mean Men (2000)
93 min | Comedy, Crime
A bartender wants rid of an obnoxious drunk but not until the drunk has left a decent tip. So the bartender tells the story of two mobster families, the Minettis who work out of an Italian ... See full summary »
22. Nippon tanjô (1959)
112 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
The legend of the birth of Shintoism. In Fourth Century Japan, the Emperor Keikoh's son Ouso expects to succeed his father on the throne, but Otomo, the Emperor's vassal, prefers Ouso's ... See full summary »
24. La fontaine des amours (1924)
84 min | Drama, History
A French film star visits Coimbra and it's old university, and breaks a poor local girl's heart, as her fiancee turns his attentions to the foreign girl. In a play within the story, one is ... See full summary »
25. A Deadly Case of Writers Block (2015)
6 min | Short, Action, Comedy
As the night gets longer, a writer struggles against booze and sleep deprivation to keep his mystery novel on the rails but, sometimes, a story can take on a mind of its own with unintended but humorous results.
27. In the Name of Art (2009)
12 min | Animation, Short
Follows two artists' creation of the ultimate work of art for an art competition. Told as an oscillation between two worlds, we discover that what it takes to win an art award, often involves deception.
28. Nan tak yau ching long (1991)
85 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance
A girl discovers the tragic love story her mother had in her youth with a struggling actor who committed suicide, and decides to summon his ghost to give them a chance to meet again.
My Name Is Earl (2005–2009)
TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy
While Earl struggles to write a paper for his prison creative writing class, Randy, Joy, Darnell, and Catalina have no trouble coming up with creative story ideas of their own.
South Park (1997– )
Woodland Critter Christmas
TV-MA | 22 min | Animation, Comedy
Stan helps a group of woodland critters by killing a mountain lion, only to discover that he's helping them give birth to the Antichrist.