2. Pan’s Labyrinth (El Laberinto Del Fauno – 2006)

Written and directed by Guillermo del Toro, this dark fantasy is one of the most creative and intense movies I’ve ever watched. In an early- Francoist Spain of 1944, young Ofelia has to cope with her pregnant mother’s illness and a strict, insensitive stepfather, Captain Vidal. She finds her escape in a mythical world centered upon Pan, a mysterious faun, and his labyrinth.

He convinces Ofelia that she is in fact Princess Moanna and gives her three tasks to prove her real identity. I love how, in the end, you can choose to believe everything was just the devastatingly sad invention of a schizophrenic girl or that maybe she was indeed the only one able to see that magical world and she finally found her happiness as Princess Moanna.

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