Amelie (2001) resembles the kind of movie Terry Gilliam might make if he were French and wanted to remake Ferris Bueller's Day Off and combine it with Pee-wee's Big Adventure. Directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Amelie is more or less set in the real world, but it would not be inaccurate to call it a fantasy. There aren't any witches, time traveling, ghosts, or fairies, but it's about just how fantastic real life can be as long as you stop and appreciate the small details.
Our main character is, of course, Amelie (Audrey Tautou), a child-like waitress at the Parisian cafe, the Two Windmills. Because her doctor father Raphael (Rufus) mistakenly diagnosed her with a heart condition, she had a sheltered and secluded childhood away from other people and has grown up to be rather introverted, content with her imagination. One day, she finds in her apartment a hidden box of childhood treasures of a former tenant. After arranging that he gets the keepsakes back and witnessing his reaction, Amelie decides to help others find happiness, playing secret helper and matchmaker to the people of the cafe, her father, and others, and in the process, she finds love.
I can't recall seeing a movie this sweet and innocent that wasn't specifically aimed at children. Sure, there are elements of death, loneliness, and jealousy, but Jeunet doesn't dwell on them. The movie is simply charming and about how wonderful it it to be alive.