Movies like The Five People You Meet in Heaven

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The Five People You Meet in Heaven (2004)
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The Five People You Meet in Heaven (2004)
Original name: The Five People You Meet In Heaven
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: On his 83rd birthday, Eddie (Voight), a war vet and a maintenance worker at the Ruby Pier amusement park, dies while trying to save a girl who is sitting under a falling ride. When he awakens in the afterlife, he encounters five people with ties to his corporeal existence who help him understand the meaning of his life.
Style: christian film, touching, serious, emotional
Plot: afterlife, heaven, heaven and hell, amusement park, self discovery, life is a bitch, redemption, religious, hopes, world war two, birthday, death, golden years, cowboy, innocence lost, unfulfillment, accident, dog, dancing, airplane, fight, snake, wedding, escape, truck ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1950s

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Most similar movies to The Five People You Meet in Heaven

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, serious, emotional and psychological films with plots about hopes, redemption, family relations, death, destiny, storytelling and afterlife mostly in Drama, Fantasy and Romance genres. Some movies like The Five People You Meet in Heaven: What Dreams May Come (1998), The Shack (2017), Resurrection (1980), The Lovely Bones (2009), Mitch Albom's For One More Day (2007). 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: philosophical, surreal, touching, inspirational, cerebral ...
Plot: afterlife, life philosophy, heaven and hell, redemption, hell, life & death, loss of child, destiny, husband wife reunion, family relations, painting, true love ...
Time: 90s
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100%
Astral City: A Spiritual Journey (2010)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Brazil
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The selfish Dr. André Luiz dies and awakes in the limbo called "Umbral". After a painful period in the gruesome swamp, he is rescued and brought in a white light to "Nosso Lar" (meaning "Our Home"). He finds a place of ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, stylized, captivating, contemplative
Plot: afterlife, life after death, spiritualist, reincarnation, purgatory, self discovery, society, human spirit, supernatural, redemption, spiritualism, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Shack (2017)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada, Hong Kong
Duration: 132 min.
Story: After suffering a family tragedy, Mack Phillips spirals into a deep depression causing him to question his innermost beliefs. Facing a crisis of faith, he receives a mysterious letter urging him to an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. ...
Style: philosophical, christian film, psychedelic, sad, suspenseful
Plot: god, christian, forgiveness, death of daughter, guilt, a vision, missing child, husband wife relationship, depression, cabin in the woods, hate, father son relationship ...
Place: oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Resurrection (1980)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The story of a woman who survives the car accident which kills her husband, but discovers that she has the power to heal other people. She becomes an unwitting celebrity, the hope of those in desperate need of healing, and a lightning rod for ...
Style: touching, psychological, serious, psychotronic, contemplative
Plot: healer, family relations, paralysis, afterlife, parents and children, forbidden love, human nature, redemption, religions or cults, healing power, disability, hopes ...
Place: kansas, usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Lovely Bones (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, New Zealand
Duration: 135 min.
Story: After being brutally murdered, 14-year-old Susie Salmon watches from heaven over her grief-stricken family -- and her killer. As she observes their daily lives, she must balance her thirst for revenge with her desire for her family to heal.
Style: emotional, psychological, tense, bleak, surreal ...
Plot: pedophile, afterlife, rape, loss of child, death in the family, loss of daughter, dealing with death, serial killer, tragic event, loss of family member, loss of loved one, death of child ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: usa, delaware, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Mitch Albom's For One More Day (2007)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A suicidal former baseball player is granted one more day with his deceased mother.
Style: serious, touching, psychological, realistic
Plot: redemption, family problems, lifestyle, ghost, hopes, rehabilitation, athlete's life, life is a bitch, rise to the top, ambition, parents and children, addiction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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, serious, psychological ...
Plot: afterlife, videotaping, memory, disneyland, old man, heaven, eternity, teenage girl, memories, heaven and hell, destiny, airplane ...
Time: 20th century
Place: tokyo, the philippines, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Spitfire Grill (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Percy, upon being released from prison, goes to the small town of Gillead, to find a place where she can start over again. She is taken in by Hannah, to help out at her place, the Spitfire Grill. Percy brings change to the small town, stirring ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: small town, friendship, prison, hopes, false accusation, redemption, church, bittersweet, self discovery, couples, friends, social relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: maine, usa, ohio, new england, kentucky
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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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 ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: afterlife, heaven, destiny, romance, starting over, fall in love, hopes, supernatural, couple relations, life & death, death, redemption ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Tree of Life (2011)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: The impressionistic story of a Texas family in the 1950s. The film follows the life journey of the eldest son, Jack, through the innocence of childhood to his disillusioned adult years as he tries to reconcile a complicated relationship with his ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, touching, captivating, psychological ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: childhood, philosophy, coming of age, dinosaur, parenthood, family relations, outer space, redhead, grief, suffering, hopes, spirituality ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, prehistoric times
Place: texas, usa, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Northfork (2003)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: "We are all angels. It is what we do with our wings that separates us." In the next two days, the town of Northfork will cease to exist. The year is 1955 and Northfork is literally about to be "dammed," flooded to make way for a ...
Style: bleak, touching, disturbing, melancholic, psychological ...
Plot: small town, society, hopes, human nature, angel, social relations, adoption, hallucination, boy, priest, sick child, terminal illness ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: montana, usa, california, minnesota, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.4
 30K
Always (1989)
Genre: Drama, 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, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: afterlife, airplane, ghost, pilot, supernatural, rescue, romance, true love, tragic hero, starting over, guardian angel, aviation ...
Place: usa, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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 109K
Midnight Cowboy (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A naive male prostitute and his sickly friend struggle to survive on the streets of New York City.
Style: realistic, disturbing, psychological, serious, rough ...
Plot: friendship, fish out of water, prostitute, dancer, cowboy, fighting illness, society, male prostitute, homosexuality, naivete, gay slur, homosexual ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 70s
Place: new york, texas, usa, florida, grand central station manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
An American Christmas Carol (1979)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In Depression-era New England, a miserly businessman named Benedict Slade receives a long-overdue attitude adjustment one Christmas eve when he is visited by three ghostly figures who resemble three of the people whose possessions Slade had seized ...
Style: atmospheric, emotional, touching, serious
Plot: ghost, redemption, christmas, great depression, road not taken, haunted by the past, introspection, self discovery, supernatural, hopes, family, unfulfillment ...
Time: 1930s
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: afterlife, angel, ghost, supernatural, redemption, fear of commitment, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, friendship, love, reincarnation, happy ending, life philosophy ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1959, 60s, 90s ...
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Jamie Marks Is Dead (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: No one seemed to care about Jamie Marks until after his death. Hoping to find the love and friendship he never had in life, Jamie’s ghost visits former classmate Adam McCormick, drawing him into the bleak world between the living and the dead.
Style: serious, emotional, captivating, psychological, tense ...
Plot: afterlife, ghost, high school, coming of age, seeing dead people, youth, death, hopes, supernatural, redemption, troubled teen, male nudity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A mother and daughter dispute is resolved by the "Yaya sisterhood" - long time friends of the mother.
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, sincere, intense ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: mental illness, friendship, dysfunctional family, estrangement, playwright, family problems, family relations, human nature, parents and children, haunted by the past, rescue, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: louisiana, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.4
 23K
Fireproof (2008)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In Albany, the marriage of Caleb and Catherine Holt is in crisis and they decide to divorce. However, Caleb's father, John, proposes that his son delays their separation process for forty days and follow a procedure called "The Love ...
Style: uplifting, inspirational, christian film, emotional, serious ...
Audience: family outing, chick flick, date night, girls' night, kids
Plot: marriage, christian, husband wife relationship, self discovery, firefighter, couple relations, faith, couples, marital problem, love and romance, family relations, religious conversion ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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Neverland (2003)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Damion Dietz's NEVERLAND is a dark, modernized, and highly original retelling of the childhood classic PETER PAN. In this version, Peter (Rick Sparks) is a juvenile delinquent, Tinkerbell (Kari... Damion Dietz's NEVERLAND is a dark, ...
Style: serious, bleak, offbeat
Plot: amusement park, adventure, life is a bitch, escapades, youth, gender, society, gays and lesbians, prostitute, social misfits, rivalry, pirate ...
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19%
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Levitation (1997)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Sarah Paulson stars as a pregnant teenager who searches for her biological mother, with the help of a guardian angel.
Style: serious, realistic, gloomy, psychological, emotional ...
Plot: pregnancy, family problems, kids in trouble, family relations, estrangement, hopes, orphan, youth, life is a bitch, coming of age, child as adult, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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 93K
Hereafter (2010)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A supernatural thriller centered on three people -- a blue-collar American, a French journalist and a London school boy -- who are touched by death in different ways.
Style: touching, emotional, psychological, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: afterlife, psychic, journalist, tsunami, supernatural ability, supernatural, catastrophe, forces of nature, dealing with death, accident, love and romance, survivor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2004
Place: france, london, usa, europe, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 5.4
 378
48 Angels (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Seamus is a 9 year old boy who has been diagnosed with a serious illness. In search of a miracle, he sets off to find God before God comes for him. Inspired by Saint Columcille, Seamus sets out in a small boat without oars or sail.
Style: uplifting, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: on the run, teenage life, terminal illness, human spirit, self discovery, hopes, life is a bitch, child illness, crimes, religion, friendship, ira ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
A Christmas Visitor (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A father struggles with the past. A daughter fights for the future. A mother searches for answers. The Boyajians have not celebrated Christmas in 11 years. They lost their faith when they lost their son to the Persian Gulf War. Now a stranger has ...
Style: touching, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: grief, christmas, introspection, hopes, love and romance, life is a bitch, family problems, family life, redemption, family gatherings, dysfunctional family, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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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, feel good, touching, semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: miraculous event, juvenile delinquent, teenage life, parents and children, family life, reincarnation, redemption, destiny, starting over, juvenile delinquency, misfit, family ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Charlie St. Cloud (2010)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Accomplished sailor Charlie St. Cloud has the adoration of his mother Claire and his little brother Sam, as well as a college scholarship that will lead him far from his sleepy Pacific Northwest hometown. But his bright future is cut short when a ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, visually appealing, psychological ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens, chick flick
Plot: love affair, afterlife, ghost, love and romance, siblings relations, a vision, unfulfillment, seeing dead people, death of brother, family problems, sailing, dealing with death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2005, year 2010
Place: usa, california, ireland, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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Providence (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: Switzerland, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Clive Langham (Sir John Gielgud) spends one tormenting night in his bed suffering from health problems and thinking up a story based on his relatives. He is a bitter man and he shows, through flashbacks, how spiteful, conniving and treacherous his ...
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, psychological, emotional ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, aging, family relations, father son relationship, terminal illness, alcohol abuse, parents and children, human nature, couple relations, crumbling marriage, writer's life, unfulfillment ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 7.5
 128K
Pleasantville (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Geeky teenager David and his popular twin sister, Jennifer, get sucked into the black-and-white world of a 1950s TV sitcom called "Pleasantville," and find a world where everything is peachy keen all the time. But when Jennifer's ...
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, light, talky ...
Audience: date night, teens, teen drama
Plot: alternate reality, utopia, parallel world, time travel, coming of age, small town life, small town, old love, fish out of water, bully, rain, adolescence ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 90s, future
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.5
 478
Da (1988)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A New York playwright is summoned to Ireland to bury his father (his "Da"). While at his boyhood home, he encounters his father's spirit and relives memories both pleasant and not.
Style: serious, realistic, uplifting, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: ghost, bittersweet, hopes, unfulfillment, single parent, golden years, dealing with death, love and romance, elderly, death in the family, human nature, family gatherings ...
Time: 80s
Place: ireland, europe, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
The Dust Factory (2004)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Ryan is a teenager who lacks the ability to speak. One day, Ryan falls off a bridge and he finds himself transported to a strange fantasy world where he encounters his Grandpa Randolph (Armin Mueller-Stahl) and a pretty girl named Melanie (Hayden ...
Style: touching, semi serious
Plot: afterlife, self discovery, teenage life, friendship, young heroes, introspection, destiny, road not taken, adolescence vs adulthood, supernatural, youth, misfit ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
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 234K
Meet Joe Black (1998)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 178 min.
Story: When the grim reaper comes to collect the soul of megamogul Bill Parrish, he arrives with a proposition: Host him for a "vacation" among the living in trade for a few more days of existence. Parrish agrees, and using the pseudonym Joe ...
Style: romantic, touching, sentimental, philosophical, emotional ...
Audience: date night, family outing, chick flick
Plot: supernatural romance, love and romance, mysterious character, dealing with death, afterlife, love at first sight, family relations, life & death, millionaire, life philosophy, hopes, lifestyle change ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%