Like Gabriel Garcia Marquez? Check out this collection of movies that partake in an aesthetic of realism tinged with fantasy, including 'Life of Pi' and 'Beasts of the Southern Wild'. Worth checking out for the posters alone!
Inspired by the industrialized Western world of the 19th Century, these post 2000 films often feature alternate realities where steam-power was never supplanted by electricity. Fans of H.G. Wells, Conan Doyle, or Jules Verne will have plenty to pick from.
Nothing is more terrifying than falling in love - particularly if the object of your affection is some some form of undead creature who will potentially devour your flesh. Make sure to check out modern classic 'Let the Right One In' as well as lesser-known Iranian gem 'A Girl Walks Home at Night'!