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'Edward Scissorhands' Matches:

Edward Scissorhands

  • Love Story ▶ Yes please
  • Moralistic ▶ Yes please
  • Production Level ▶ Polished
  • Viewed as Monsters ▶ Yes please
  • Sympathetic ▶ I want to know or care about the characters
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The Shape of Water (2017)

By now, many know of filmmaker Guillermo Del Toro's Bleak House, the name he has given his museum-sized collection of horror-related paraphernalia. read more...
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    • Love Story ▶ Yes please
    • Viewed as Monsters ▶ Yes please
    • Production Level ▶ Polished
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The Shape of Water (2017)

83.0% Match

  • With: Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Octavia Spencer, Doug Jones, Michael Stuhlbarg, David Hewlett, Nick Searcy, Stewart Arnott, Nigel Bennett, Morgan Kelly
  • Written by: Guillermo del Toro, Vanessa Taylor
  • Directed by: Guillermo del Toro
  • MPAA Rating: R for sexual content, graphic nudity, violence and language
  • Running Time: 123 minutes
  • Release Date: 11/30/2017
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King Kong (2005)

How does one remake a beloved classic? If you're Peter Jackson, you look deeply within the original work for flaws, and smooth them out. In King Kong (1933), a filmmaker hops on a ship with a camera and a pretty girl hoping to make a movie about a giant ape. Now with more logic and personal history, Carl Denham (Jack Black) and Ann Darrow (Naomi Watts) spring to genuine life. Jackson also replaces the bland hero of the original by bringing on board dashing screenwriter Jack Driscoll (Adrien Brody) so that Denham's movie will have a story. read more...
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    • Love Story ▶ Yes please
    • Viewed as Monsters ▶ Yes please
    • Exhilarating ▶ Yes please
    • Boldness ▶ Bold, aggressive, unrepressed, cathartic or expressive actions
    • Production Level ▶ Polished

King Kong (2005)

77.0% Match

  • With: Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrien Brody, Andy Serkis, Jamie Bell
  • Written by: Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens and Peter Jackson, Based on a story by Merian C. Cooper and Edgar Wallace
  • Directed by: Peter Jackson
  • MPAA Rating: PG-13 for frightening adventure violence and some disturbing images
  • Running Time: 187 minutes
  • Release Date: 12/04/2005
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Big Fish (2003)

With Big Fish, the former boy genius director Tim Burton works from two new angles. He embraces the art of storytelling for the first time and gives us his first glimpse of "realism." It may make Burton sound like a no-talent hack for never trying these basic things before. Very simply, Burton has up to now only been interested in characters and places. He has conjured up bizarre, damaged heroes and villains, placed them within the context of some lopsided world, and set them loose. read more...
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    • Love Story ▶ Yes please
    • Sympathetic ▶ I want to know or care about the characters
    • Moralistic ▶ Yes please
    • Rules ▶ Escapable or can be transformed
    • Production Level ▶ Polished
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Big Fish (2003)

77.0% Match

  • With: Ewan McGregor, Albert Finney, Billy Crudup, Jessica Lange, Helena Bonham Carter, Alison Lohman, Robert Guillaume, Matthew McGrory, Missi Pyle, Steve Buscemi, Danny DeVito, Deep Roy, Marion Cotillard
  • Written by: John August, based on the novel by Daniel Wallace
  • Directed by: Tim Burton
  • MPAA Rating: PG-13 for a fight scene, some images of nudity and a suggestive reference
  • Running Time: 125 minutes
  • Release Date: 12/09/2003
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Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)

The sixth entry in Universal's monster "Legacy Collection" DVD series is also the least, coming 13 years after the previous entry (The Wolf Man) and a full two decades after the monster heyday in the early 1930s. Nevertheless, Creature from the Black Lagoon is an effective "B" picture that benefits from the heavy censorship of the 1950s. It prefigures films like Invasion of the Body Snatchers and I Married a Monster from Outer Space in that it uses a "harmless" genre to tap into people's real-life fears and insecurities. In this case, the "Gill Man" represents an army of teenage boys, living in a repressed and introverted society, who are too awkward and half-formed to succeed with girls. read more...
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    • Love Story ▶ Yes please
    • Viewed as Monsters ▶ Yes please
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Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)

75.0% Match

  • With: Richard Carlson, Julie Adams, Richard Denning, Antonio Moreno
  • Written by: Harry Essex, Arthur Ross
  • Directed by: Jack Arnold
  • MPAA Rating: Unrated
  • Running Time: 80 minutes
  • Release Date: 03/04/1954
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The Man Who Laughs (1928)

Following on the heels of the hit The Phantom of the Opera (1925) is the truly amazing The Man Who Laughs (1928), a follow-up from the same studio (Universal) and the same producer (Carl Laemmle). Lon Chaney was originally expected to star, but he had moved on to new things by that time, and so the role went to The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari star Conrad Veidt. read more...
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    • Viewed as Monsters ▶ Yes please
    • Moralistic ▶ Yes please

The Man Who Laughs (1928)

74.0% Match

  • With: Conrad Veidt, Mary Philbin, Olga Baclanova, Brandon Hurst, Julius Molnar Jr., Sam De Grasse, Cesare Gravina, Stuart Holmes
  • Written by: J. Grubb Alexander, Walter Anthony, based on a novel by Victor Hugo
  • Directed by: Paul Leni
  • MPAA Rating: Unrated
  • Running Time: 110 minutes
  • Release Date: 04/26/1928
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