Movies like Defending Your Life

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Defending Your Life (1991)
 7.2
 16K
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, fall in love, starting over, supernatural romance, supernatural, couple relations, hopes, imaginary, heaven, death, redemption, 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

Most similar movies to Defending Your Life

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, light and touching films with plots about life philosophy, catastrophe, mentor, dialogue, storytelling, culture clash and love and romance mostly in Comedy, Romance and Drama genres. Some movies like Defending Your Life: What Dreams May Come (1998), Chances Are (1989), Truly Madly Deeply (1990), Down to Earth (2001), After Life (1998). 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, philosophical ...
Plot: afterlife, heaven and hell, hell, loss of child, life philosophy, family relations, redemption, painting, love, parents and children, paradise, husband wife reunion ...
Time: 90s
Place: battleship
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, humorous, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: afterlife, reincarnation, lovers reunited, ghost, pregnancy, dysfunctional family, heaven, romance, destiny, family relations, couple relations, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 80s
Place: usa, washington d.c., cleveland ohio, yale university
⇓ 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, love, death, rat, river thames, cello, romance, afterlife, family relations, impossible love, starting over, misfit ...
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.5
 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, fish out of water, supernatural romance, disorder, couple relations, fall in love, supernatural, back from the dead, millionaire, afterlife, redemption ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york, new zealand, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Movie in collections
 7.7
 9K
After Life (1998)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: After death, people have just one week to choose only a memory to keep for eternity.
Style: surreal, touching, stylized, sentimental, psychological ...
Plot: afterlife, memory, eternity, teenage girl, old man, airplane, cloud, bell, heaven, destiny, disneyland, haunted by the past ...
Time: 20th century
Place: kindergarten, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, date night
Plot: angel, reincarnation, sport, hidden identity, fish out of water, supernatural, life turned upside down, disorder, love affair, love and romance, athlete's life, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1930s, 1960s
Place: usa, los angeles, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 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: date night, girls' night
Plot: weatherman, romance, hopes, couple relations, love and romance, fall in love, city life, agent, true love, urban, self discovery, museum ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, imaginary, fall in love, couple relations, hopes, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Movie in collections
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 ⇓
52%
 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, couples, family life, youth, single parent, midlife crisis, introspection, lifestyle, family problems ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.2
 92K
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: semi serious, humorous, surreal, sweet, witty ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: dream, novelist, loneliness, imaginary character, wish come true, looking for love, therapy, supernatural romance, couple relations, writer's life, fictional reality, writing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.7
 108K
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, romantic, sincere, sweet, emotional ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: angel, afterlife, supernatural romance, fall in love, romance, fish out of water, heaven and hell, love and romance, couple relations, human nature, self sacrifice, life & death ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 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, emotional, intense, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: afterlife, ghost, airplane, pilot, true love, guardian angel, supernatural, romance, tragic hero, rescue, starting over, aviation ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: high school, time travel, americana, high school reunion, destiny, youth, hopes, romance, road not taken, unfulfillment, love and romance, one more chance ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, 1950s, future ...
Place: california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.3
 39K
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, realistic, talky, melancholic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: couple relations, elderly, romance, family problems, love and romance, crumbling marriage, marriage, golden years, marital problem, self discovery, husband wife relationship, happy ending ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.7
 39K
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: feel good, humorous, uplifting, romantic, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: angel, fish out of water, supernatural, supernatural ability, romance, disorder, dog, on the road, journalism, road trip, destiny, reporter ...
Place: iowa, illinois, usa, chicago illinois, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, humorous, semi serious, light, melancholic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: afterlife, psychic, love triangle, ghost, romance, haunted by the past, impossible love, opposites attract, fall in love, looking for love, supernatural romance, fiance fiancee relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, sentimental, feel good, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: terminal illness, romance, destiny, supernatural, body swapping, looking for love, couples, fall in love, love and romance, golden years, unfulfillment, couple relations ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Movie in collections
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, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: yuppie, advertising, on the road, gambling, fired from the job, self discovery, fish out of water, disorder, couples, promotion, americana, society ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: las vegas, arizona, new york, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Heart and Souls (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A businessman is reunited with the four lost souls who were his guardian angels during childhood, all with a particular purpose to joining the afterlife.
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: afterlife, redemption, ghost, supernatural, angel, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, friendship, love, reincarnation, life after death, fear of commitment, happy ending ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1990s, 1960s, 1950s ...
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, family problems, crumbling marriage, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.9
 19K
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, golden years, couple relations, fall in love, love and romance, hopes, couples, coincidence, dealing with death, love of one's life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, best friends, self discovery, hopes, unfulfillment, couple relations, human nature, introspection, love and romance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Movie in collections
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, realistic, sincere, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, romance, friendship, love affair, fall in love, couple relations, love and romance, adultery, husband wife relationship, extramarital affair, christmas, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan, new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.0
 182K
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: romantic, sentimental, touching, sweet, suspenseful ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: afterlife, ghost, supernatural romance, love and romance, psychic, romance, love story, loss of loved one, impossible love, murder, psychic power, supernatural ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, supernatural romance, unlikely couple, psychic, opposites attract, workaholic, afterlife, impossible love, coma, romance, destiny, sister sister relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.3
 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: offbeat, semi serious, humorous, witty, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, date night
Plot: supernatural, zombie, romance, supernatural ability, love and romance, unfulfillment, unlikely couple, mistaken identity, family relations, ghost, fish out of water, reincarnation ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Celeste & Jesse Forever (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Celeste and Jesse met in high school and got married young. They laugh at the same jokes and finish each other’s sentences. They are forever linked in their friends’ minds as the perfect couple – she, a high-powered businesswoman and budding ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, sentimental, melancholic, romantic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, divorce, best friends, romance, couple relations, starting over, couples, love and romance, hopes, breakup, thirtysomething life, looking for love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, new jersey, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Butcher's Wife (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
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, semi serious, humorous, sweet, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: supernatural, romance, love, family relations, true love, couple relations, fall in love, unfulfillment, clairvoyant, magic, couples, misfit ...
Time: future
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.8
 5K
Jeffrey (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Jeffery, a young gay man in New York, decides that sex is too much and decided to become celibate. He immediately meets the man of his dreams and must decide whether or not love is worth the danger of a boyfriend dying.
Style: witty, touching, humorous, sexual, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: gay, aids, gays and lesbians, romance, friendship, clergy, opposites attract, self discovery, youth, gender, couples, celibacy ...
Time: 90s
Place: manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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