Jim Henson's Labyrinth and similar movies and seriesby Sureds | created - 11 May 2015 | updated - 1 week ago | Public
A list of movies and series which are in some way similar to Jim Henson's Labyrinth, wether it's in the storyline, theme, atmosphere, use of puppetry or visually.
Not including pure animation films here, there should at least be an element of live action involved. For a list of fantasy or stop-motion animated movies, check out some of my other lists.
Classic fantasy animation: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls031574671/ Stop-motion fantasies: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls033260587/
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1. Labyrinth (1986)
PG | 101 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
A 16-year-old girl is given 13 hours to solve a labyrinth and rescue her baby brother when her wish for him to be taken away is granted by the Goblin King.
Votes: 112,548 | Gross: $12.73M
2. The Company of Wolves (1984)
R | 95 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
A teenage girl in a country manor falls asleep while reading a magazine, and has a disturbing dream involving wolves prowling the woods below her bedroom window.
Votes: 13,589 | Gross: $4.39M
3. The Dark Crystal (1982)
PG | 93 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
On another planet in the distant past, a Gelfling embarks on a quest to find the missing shard of a magical crystal, and so restore order to his world.
Votes: 50,233 | Gross: $40.58M
4. The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance (2019– )
30 min | Adventure, Drama, Family | Post-production
Returns to the world of Thra, where three Gelflings discover the horrifying secret behind the Skeksis' power, and set out to ignite the fires of rebellion and save their world.
5. Lessons Learned (2014)
16 min | Animation, Short, Adventure
Lessons Learned is a live action puppet short film. In the story, the boy is surprised by special treatment on this year's annual birthday visit with his grandfather. Instead of the regular... See full summary »
7. The Storyteller: Greek Myths (1990– )
TV-PG | 95 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
A storyteller in a labyrinth tells his dog the stories of Perseus and Medusa, Icarus and Daedalus, Theseus and the Minotaur, and Orpheus and Euridyce.
8. The Macabre World of Lavender Williams (2009)
26 min | Short, Adventure, Drama
Eight year-old Lavender Williams, who recently lost her mother to cancer, sets off on an epic journey to find her Dad, whom she's never met. Her only companion is Lester, her late pet who's... See full summary »
10. Mirrormask (2005)
PG | 101 min | Adventure, Fantasy
In a fantasy world of opposing kingdoms, a fifteen-year-old girl must find the fabled MirrorMask in order to save the kingdom and get home.
Votes: 21,683 | Gross: $0.86M
11. Luna (I) (2014)
106 min | Drama, Fantasy
After losing their baby, Grant and Christine visit a friend in his isolated and idyllic sea-side house. Over a long week-end, secrets are revealed and the life of the dead child is lived out in a series of fantastic dreams.
12. Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
R | 118 min | Drama, Fantasy, War
In the Falangist Spain of 1944, the bookish young stepdaughter of a sadistic army officer escapes into an eerie but captivating fantasy world.
Votes: 570,621 | Gross: $37.63M
14. The NeverEnding Story II: The Next Chapter (1990)
PG | 89 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
A young boy with a distant father enters a world of make-believe and magic through a portal within an antique book.
Votes: 21,905 | Gross: $17.37M
15. The NeverEnding Story III (1994)
G | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
A young boy must restore order when a group of bullies steal the magical book that acts as a portal between Earth and the imaginary world of Fantasia.
16. 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 »
18. Kooky (2010)
95 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Young Ondra has asthma and so his mom throws away his favorite toy: a musty old stuffed bear named Kooky. That night Ondra dreams that Kooky is determined to find his way back home from the... See full summary »
19. Yamasong: March of the Hollows (2017)
Not Rated | 95 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy
An automated girl and tortoise warrior journey with a band of outlaws on an incredible quest. Their one hope is to find a legendary relic to defeat a sinister mechanized army and save the creatures of their world.
20. The Arti: The Adventure Begins (2015)
Animation, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Mo, the son of an inventor, and his wooden robot Arti desperately seek the natural force called the Origin, which once brought life to Arti, to save the mechanical man from shutting down ... See full summary »
21. Strings (2004)
PG | 91 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama
A Prince leaves his city and sets off to avenge his father, not aware his father wasn't murdered, and in reality, committed suicide, and soon learns the truth about his people from a warrior woman.
23. The Cave of the Golden Rose (1991 TV Movie)
200 min | Fantasy, Romance
During archery in a wood Princess Fantaghiro is discovered by the hostile king's son Romualdo. He is able to take a short look at her before she can escape and immediately falls in love ... See full summary »
24. The Cave of the Golden Rose 2 (1992 TV Movie)
200 min | Fantasy, Romance
Fantaghiro and Romualdo are preparing their marriage when the Black Queen disgusted by their deep love captures Fantaghiro's father. Romualdo and his soldiers go on their journey to free ... See full summary »
25. The Cave of the Golden Rose 3 (1993 TV Movie)
200 min | Fantasy, Romance
The powerful evil wizard Tarabas gets knowledge about a prophecy that a king's child will defeat him. So he sends out his army of dead soldiers to kidnap all royal children. When the ... See full summary »
26. The Cave of the Golden Rose 4 (1994 TV Movie)
200 min | Fantasy, Romance
A black cloud travels across country, kills animals and plants and dries up the rivers. When the cloud reaches Fantaghiro's kingdom she meets Prince Parsel who follows the cloud to get his ... See full summary »
27. The Cave of the Golden Rose 5 (1996 TV Movie)
200 min | Fantasy
In this last episode princess Fantaghirò ends up in a parallel dimension fairy land full of kids. Here the princess must fight against a villain called "Nameless".
28. Super Xuxa Contra o Baixo Astral (1988)
86 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
With the power of a magic crystal, a TV hostess becomes the only hope to defeat a malign subterranean entity, that is sick of her good, generous deeds.
29. Return to Oz (1985)
PG | 113 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Dorothy, saved from a psychiatric experiment by a mysterious girl, is somehow called back to Oz when a vain witch and the Nome King destroy everything that makes the magical land beautiful.
30. Alice in Wonderland (1999 TV Movie)
PG | 150 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
Alice (Tina Majorino) falls down a rabbit hole, and finds herself in Wonderland, a fantasy land of strange characters and ideas.
31. Dreamchild (1985)
PG | 94 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
Exploring the somewhat darker and more mysterious side of the Lewis Carroll's classic book, the movie follows Alice Liddell (the book's inspiration) as an old woman who is haunted by the ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,334 | Gross: $1.22M
32. Where the Wild Things Are (2009)
PG | 101 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
Yearning for escape and adventure, a young boy runs away from home and sails to an island filled with creatures that take him in as their king.
Votes: 96,364 | Gross: $77.23M
33. Higglety Pigglety Pop! or There Must Be More to Life (2010 Video)
24 min | Animation, Short, Family
Jennie the terrier has everything a dog could ever wish for, but still feels that something is missing. She leaves home to discover what that is.
34. Must Feed and Water (2015)
TV-PG | 16 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy
Imagine love is a little monster that follows you and your loved one everywhere you go. Imagine this creature's survival is tied to the way you treat each other. Every time you fight, the ... See full summary »
35. The Captured Bird (2012)
10 min | Short, Fantasy, Horror
A darkly poetic fable that begins with a little girl drawing figures of people with chalk on the cement of a playground. She takes notice of an unusual crack in the pavement that is seeping... See full summary »
36. Lost for Words (I) (2010)
10 min | Animation, Short, Family
An ode to libraries and the magic of storytelling, "Lost for Words" is the tale of an odd little boy who wanders into a fantastic forest filled with curious creatures...none more so than the little girl he befriends.
38. Within the Shadow of the Tree: Dark Dreams (2005)
48 min | Fantasy
A little character named The Small One must try and set a spell right that was cast by his adopted father, a powerful wizard, who was once the protector of the land Marimdorph before he died.
39. The Goblin (2017)
PG-13 | 67 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
A boy imprisoned by an abusive recluse mother alone in a mansion in the 1920s begins to get ideas of his own when a goblin in his closet comforts him in the dark.
40. Middle Witch (2015)
20 min | Short, Adventure, Drama
When a giant bird snatches her little sister from the backyard, teen witch-in-training Tasha must race to the rescue across a vast, mystical wasteland.
41. The Wraith (2011)
15 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy
From director Tom Walsh and narrated by Bernard Hill, The Wraith tells the story of a young woman trapped in limbo between the world of the living and the world of the dead. Her only ... See full summary »
42. The Magic Toyshop (1987)
107 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
After her parents are killed, a young girl is sent to London to live with her uncle and his family. Her uncle, who is a toymaker, secretly has the power to make his toys come to life, but ... See full summary »
43. Valerie and Her Week of Wonders (1970)
Not Rated | 77 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Inspired by fairy-tales such as Alice in Wonderland and Little Red-Riding Hood, "Valerie and her Week of Wonders" is a surreal tale in which love, fear, sex and religion merge into one fantastic world.
44. Przyjaciel wesolego diabla (1987)
88 min | Adventure, Fantasy
A woodsman find and abandoned child in the forest and raises him as his son.When the child reaches 10, the woodsman suddenly goes blind. The kid is determined to help his "father" and ... See full summary »
45. Bliskie spotkania z wesolym diablem (1989)
77 min | Fantasy
During a hike in the mountains, a group of scout girls treat themselves to lunch. Someone, however, takes one of their hard-boiled eggs. It turns out that the culprit is the devil Pipe, who... See full summary »
46. Yan Bibiyan (1985)
85 min | Family, Fantasy
The 10-year-old Yan Bibiyan does mischief and escapades under the influence of the devil kin Fyut. He meets devils, wizards, and witches, which amuses him a lot. But his experiences teach ... See full summary »
47. Ronja Rövardotter (1986–1987)
144 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
Born on a stormy night Ronja begins her life as the heir to the leader of a gang of thieves deep in the Swedish woods. There is a lot of things to beware of in the forest not least other gangs. But as it turns out they are not all bad.
48. Legend of the White Horse (1987)
89 min | Adventure