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Defending Your Life (1991)
 7.3
 15K
Defending Your Life (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In an afterlife resembling the present-day US, people must prove their worth by showing in court how they have demonstrated courage.
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, melancholic, light, romantic, sweet, sentimental, witty, offbeat ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: afterlife, destiny, romance, redemption, fall in love, starting over, supernatural romance, supernatural, couple relations, hopes, imaginary, heaven, death, life & death, courtroom drama, honest, unlikely friendships, love and romance, advertising, overcoming, couples, courage, strong female character, hotel, reincarnation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new jersey

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, touching and romantic films with plots about mentor, dialogue, life philosophy, catastrophe, couples, storytelling and love and romance mostly in Fantasy, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Defending Your Life: What Dreams May Come (1998), Truly Madly Deeply (1990), After Life (1998), Down to Earth (2001), Heaven Can Wait (1978). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
What Dreams May Come (1998)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, New Zealand
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Chris Neilson dies to find himself in a heaven more amazing than he could have ever dreamed of. There is one thing missing: his wife. After he dies, his wife, Annie killed herself and went to hell. Chris decides to risk eternity in hades for the ...
Style: surreal, emotional, inspirational, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: afterlife, heaven and hell, loss of child, family relations, redemption, painting, angel, parents and children, true love, husband wife reunion, life philosophy, love ...
Time: 90s
Place: battleship
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Truly Madly Deeply (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Music, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Nina is totally heartbroken at the death of her boyfriend Jamie, but is even more unprepared for his return as a ghost. At first it's almost as good as it used to be - hey, even the rats that infested her house have disappeared. But Jamie ...
Style: touching, witty, sentimental, humorous, offbeat ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: ghost, afterlife, love, death, cello, river thames, rat, romance, family relations, love affair, couples, supernatural romance ...
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 7.7
 9K
After Life (1998)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 118 min.
Story: After death, people have just one week to choose only a memory to keep for eternity.
Style: surreal, touching, stylized, psychological, offbeat ...
Plot: afterlife, memory, old man, eternity, disneyland, bell, heaven, teenage girl, airplane, cloud, destiny, supernatural ...
Time: 20th century
Place: kindergarten, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.4
 21K
Down to Earth (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Germany, Canada, Australia, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: After dying before his time, an aspiring comic gets a second shot at life... by being reincarnated as a wealthy but un-likable businessman.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, melancholic, absurd ...
Audience: date night
Plot: reincarnation, mistaken identity, afterlife, fall in love, couple relations, supernatural, disorder, supernatural romance, fish out of water, back from the dead, millionaire, redemption ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new zealand, new york, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Heaven Can Wait (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Joe Pendleton is a quarterback preparing to lead his team to the superbowl when he is almost killed in an accident. An overanxious angel plucks him to heaven only to discover that he wasn't ready to die, and that his body has been cremated. A ...
Style: sentimental, witty, touching, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: date night, family outing
Plot: reincarnation, angel, sport, afterlife, love and romance, life turned upside down, hidden identity, fish out of water, supernatural, disorder, love affair, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1930s, 1960s
Place: usa, los angeles, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Made in Heaven (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A romantic, occasionally funny, drama about two souls who consummate their marriage literally in "Heaven". Mike Shea, in his first life dies as a young man performing a heroic rescue. Shortly after arriving in "Heaven" he meets a ...
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, fairy tale, romantic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: reincarnation, afterlife, heaven, romance, destiny, fish out of water, fall in love, love and romance, imaginary, couple relations, hopes, couples ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.4
 10K
Chances Are (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Louie Jeffries is happily married to Corinne. On their first anniversary, Louie is killed crossing the road. Louie is reincarnated as Alex Finch, and twenty years later, fate brings Alex and Louie's daughter, Miranda, together. It's not ...
Style: sentimental, touching, semi serious, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: afterlife, reincarnation, lovers reunited, ghost, dysfunctional family, pregnancy, heaven, romance, destiny, couples, family relations, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 80s
Place: usa, cleveland ohio, yale university, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.7
 28K
L.A. Story (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: With the help of a talking freeway billboard, a "wacky weatherman" tries to win the heart of an English newspaper reporter, who is struggling to make sense of the strange world of early-90s Los Angeles.
Style: surreal, humorous, clever, witty, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: weatherman, romance, city life, fall in love, hopes, love and romance, couple relations, urban, museum, true love, self discovery, agent ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Modern Romance (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A film editor breaks up with his girlfriend, unsure if he is in love.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, neurotic, melancholic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: obsession, romance, couple relations, love and romance, self discovery, couples, fall in love, breakup, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, film within a film, love, honest ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.9
 5K
Mother (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: After two failed marriages a science fiction writer decides that coming to terms with his mother will improve his chances for a successful relationship, so he moves in with her.
Style: neurotic, humorous, witty, talky, clever ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, starting over, eccentric family, looking for love, family problems, family life, midlife crisis, youth, single parent, lifestyle, introspection, couples ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.2
 90K
Ruby Sparks (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Calvin is a young novelist who achieved phenomenal success early in his career but is now struggling with his writing – as well as his romantic life. Finally, he makes a breakthrough and creates a character named Ruby who inspires him. When Calvin ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, surreal, sweet, witty ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: dream, novelist, loneliness, imaginary character, wish come true, looking for love, therapy, fictional reality, couple relations, writer's life, supernatural romance, writing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.7
 106K
City of Angels (1998)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When guardian angel Seth -- who invisibly watches over the citizens of Los Angeles -- becomes captivated by Maggie, a strong-willed heart surgeon, he ponders trading in his pure, otherworldly existence for a mortal life with his beloved. The couple ...
Style: sentimental, sincere, romantic, sweet, emotional ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: angel, supernatural romance, afterlife, fall in love, romance, fish out of water, heaven and hell, couple relations, love and romance, human nature, self sacrifice, life & death ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Peggy Sue Got Married (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Peggy Sue faints at a Highschool reunion. When she wakes up she finds herself in her own past, just before she finished school.
Style: sentimental, feel good, semi serious, light, sweet ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: high school, time travel, americana, high school reunion, destiny, youth, hopes, romance, unfulfillment, love and romance, road not taken, one more chance ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, 1950s, future ...
Place: california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Butcher's Wife (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A clairvoyant woman thinks that she's met her future husband because she's seen him in a dream. They marry and he takes her back to his butcher shop in New York city, where her powers tend to influence everyone she meets while working in ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, sweet, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: supernatural, romance, love, true love, fall in love, unfulfillment, couple relations, family relations, clairvoyant, magic, misfit, gays and lesbians ...
Time: future
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.7
 38K
Michael (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Tabloid reporters are sent by their editor to investigate after the paper recieves a letter from a woman claiming an angel is living with her.
Style: uplifting, feel good, humorous, romantic, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: fish out of water, angel, supernatural, supernatural ability, romance, disorder, dog, journalism, on the road, road trip, destiny, reporter ...
Place: illinois, iowa, usa, chicago illinois, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Over Her Dead Body (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After his fiancée, Kate, dies in an accident on their wedding day, veterinarian Henry grows depressed. To help him move on, his sister has him visit psychic Ashley and gives her Kate's diary. Ashley uses the journal's details to ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, light, melancholic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: afterlife, supernatural romance, love triangle, ghost, psychic, romance, haunted by the past, impossible love, looking for love, fall in love, opposites attract, fiance fiancee relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.3
 38K
Hope Springs (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After thirty years of marriage, a middle-aged couple attends an intense, week-long counseling session to work on their relationship.
Style: sincere, humorous, talky, realistic, melancholic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: couple relations, elderly, romance, family problems, love and romance, crumbling marriage, marriage, golden years, self discovery, marital problem, husband wife relationship, happy ending ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Prelude to a Kiss (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A couple fall in love despite the girl's pessimistic outlook. As they struggle to come to terms with their relationship, something supernatural happens that tests it.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, sentimental, romantic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: terminal illness, romance, destiny, supernatural, ghost, love affair, looking for love, couples, unlikely couple, love and romance, golden years, fall in love ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 6.4
 26K
Always (1989)
Genre: Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Pete Sandich is a reckless fire-fighting pilot who is killed in what was to have been his final mission. Ascending to Heaven, Pete is introduced to business-like angel who instructs the spectral Pete to pass on his aviation knowledge to his young ...
Style: sentimental, touching, humorous, semi serious, romantic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: afterlife, airplane, ghost, firefighter, true love, pilot, guardian angel, romance, supernatural, tragic hero, angel, hopes ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Lost in America (1985)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: David and Linda Howard are successful yuppies from LA. When he gets a job disappointment, David convinces Linda that they should quit their jobs, liquidate their assets, and emulate the movie Easy Rider, spending the rest of their lives traveling ...
Style: road movie, humorous, talky, witty, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: yuppie, on the road, advertising, fired from the job, gambling, starting over, human nature, americana, promotion, society, couple relations, down on your luck ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, arizona, new york, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Story of Us (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ben and Katie Jordan are a married couple who go through hard times in fifteen years of marriage.
Style: sentimental, realistic, semi serious, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: romance, couple relations, relationships, love, happy ending, women, infidelity, family drama, divorce, couples, introspection, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.9
 18K
Return to Me (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: It took a lot of cajoling to get Bob (Duchovny), a recently widowed architect, to go on a blind date at a quirky Irish-Italian eatery. Once there, he's smitten instantly not with his date but with the sharp-witted waitress, Grace (Driver). ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: transplant, romance, destiny, love and romance, dealing with death, fall in love, golden years, hopes, couples, coincidence, couple relations, veterinarian ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, chicago illinois, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Four Seasons (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Three middle-aged wealthy couples take vacations together in Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. Along the way we are treated to mid-life, marital, parental and other crises.
Style: sentimental, witty, humorous, touching, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, divorce, midlife crisis, vacation, introspection, human nature, friends, family relations, family problems, couples, partners, wilderness ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Just Like Heaven (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Shortly after David Abbott moves into his new San Francisco digs, he has an unwelcome visitor on his hands: winsome Elizabeth Martinson, who asserts that the apartment is hers -- and promptly vanishes. When she starts appearing and disappearing at ...
Style: romantic, sentimental, humorous, sweet, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: ghost, unlikely couple, supernatural romance, psychic, opposites attract, workaholic, afterlife, impossible love, coma, romance, destiny, sister sister relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.7
 191
Heaven Sent (1994)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Eddie, a fourteen-year-old juvenile delinquent of sorts, collides with a car during a petty theft and dies in the hospital. Due to some confusion in heaven, however, he is given three days to clean up his life with the help of a beginner angel - and ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: afterlife, hopes, family, crimes, miraculous event, parents and children, juvenile delinquency, collision, reincarnation, imaginary, teenage life, youth ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.7
 6K
Fluke (1995)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Workaholic Thomas Johnson dies in an auto accident and comes back to life as a dog. Remembering some of who he was, he returns to his wife and son to protect them from the man who caused his accident. But, as time goes by, he remembers more of his ...
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, feel good, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: reincarnation, human becomes animal, family life, family relations, getting home, afterlife, starting over, talking dog, dog movie, hopes, dealing with death, friends ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Falling in Love (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: During shopping for Christmas, Frank and Molly run into each other. This fleeting short moment will start to change their lives, when they recognize each other months later in the train home and have a good time together. Although both are married ...
Style: sentimental, touching, sincere, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, romance, friendship, couple relations, fall in love, love affair, love and romance, adultery, husband wife relationship, extramarital affair, christmas, change of heart ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan, new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.2
 3K
Hello Again (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Lucy Chadman (Shelley Long) chokes to death and is resurrected by her loopy sister Zelda (Judith Ivey) on the one year anniversary of her death. Lucy, of course, does not believe she has actually been dead and thinks it is an elaborate hoax until ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, witty, humorous, offbeat ...
Audience: family outing, date night
Plot: supernatural, zombie, love and romance, unfulfillment, parents and children, romance, tragic love, misfit, danger, afterlife, reincarnation, mistaken identity ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.0
 177K
Ghost (1990)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Sam Wheat is a banker, Molly Jensen is an artist, and the two are madly in love. However, when Sam is murdered by his friend and corrupt business partner Carl Bruner over a shady business deal, he is left to roam the earth as a powerless spirit. ...
Style: sentimental, romantic, touching, sweet, suspenseful ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: afterlife, ghost, love and romance, supernatural romance, loss of loved one, psychic, love story, impossible love, romance, murder, supernatural, fish out of water ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Kiss Me Goodbye (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Not until three years after the death of her husband Jolly, Kay dares to move back into their former home, persuaded by her new fiancée Rupert. But soon her worst expectations come true, when not only her old memories haunt her, but also ...
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, semi serious
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: ghost, romance, love triangle, afterlife, couples, supernatural romance, impossible love, true love, supernatural, family relations, looking for love, fall in love ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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