Director Guillermo del Toro has once again conquered our hearts with his most recent feature film, “The Shape of Water”. Described as an adult fairy tale that fits in today’s world, this fantastic film already several awards in the most prestigious awards ceremonies of the world. “The Shape of Water” brings us into a magic world where love happens between a strange amphibious creature and a lonely mute woman. Set against the backdrop of Cold War, the film counts with a talented cast, charming soundtrack, and unique cinematography. If you love delightful fairy tales, here is the list of fourteen movies similar to ‘The Shape of Water’ that are our recommendations. You can watch some of these movies like The Shape of Water on Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime.
14. Red Riding Hood (2011)
A retelling of the classic tale by the Grimm brothers, “Red Riding Hood” is set in a medieval village where its habitants are constantly threatened by the existence of a werewolf. Despite being a story that everybody knows, director Catherine Hardwicke and writer David Johnson have built a captivating and surprising fantastic/mysterious movie. With just the right amount of action, romance and suspense, “Red Riding Hood” becomes quickly thrilling because you are constantly trying to guess who the werewolf is. It stars Amanda Seyfried, Gary Oldman, and Lukas Haas.
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13. Swamp Thing (1982)
Dr. Alec Holland is trying to create a combination of animal and plant capable of adapting to the most extreme conditions. Unfortunately, after a violent incident, the research scientist becomes the swamp plant monster he wanted to create. Despite being low-budget, “Swamp Thing” has well-executed action sequences, a vibrant score, and a beautiful scenery. It is an immensely fun and underrated comic book movie that combines action and horror. Because of that, it quickly became a cult film! If you are into sci-fi/horror cinema, you should check out this film by Wes Craven.