Movies like The Fountain

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The Fountain (2006)
 7.2
 225K
The Fountain (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Spanning over one thousand years, and three parallel stories, The Fountain is a story of love, death, spirituality, and the fragility of our existence in this world.
Style: surreal, artsy, melancholic, atmospheric, non-linear, stylized, touching, emotional, philosophical, meditative ...
Plot: immortality, metaphysics, queen, death, reincarnation, tragic love, terminal illness, loneliness, love of one's life, cancer, loss of loved one, tree, afterlife, doctor, outer space, power of love, love, fighting illness, couple relations, monk, medical experiment, buddhism, fountain of youth, destiny, obsession ...
Time: future, 16th century, 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe, latin america, guatemala, central america

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Most similar movies to The Fountain

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out thought provoking, cerebral, visually appealing and melancholic films with plots about storytelling, loneliness, life & death, weird, death, existentialism and life philosophy mostly in Drama, Romance and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like The Fountain: Cloud Atlas (2012), I Origins (2014), What Dreams May Come (1998), Mr. Nobody (2009), Interstellar (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.4
 339K
Cloud Atlas (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Germany, Hong Kong, Singapore, China
Duration: 172 min.
Story: A set of six nested stories spanning time between the 19th century and a distant post-apocalyptic future. Cloud Atlas explores how the actions and consequences of individual lives impact one another throughout the past, the present and the future. ...
Style: thought provoking, atmospheric, psychological, enigmatic, surreal ...
Plot: destiny, life philosophy, reincarnation, human nature, death, life & death, dystopic future, love and romance, supernatural, tribe, graphic violence, human existence ...
Time: future, 1930s, 19th century, 20th century, 21st century ...
Place: san francisco, hawaii, seoul, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 7.4
 112K
I Origins (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: I Origins follows a molecular biologist studying the evolution of the human eye. He finds his work permeating his life after a brief encounter with an exotic young woman who slips away from him. As his research continues years later with his lab ...
Style: thought provoking, enigmatic, atmospheric, mind bending, emotional ...
Plot: reincarnation, metaphysics, buddhism, atheism, society, inventions and discoveries, elevator, track down, death, memory, science, eye ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012, year 1998, year 2009 ...
Place: india, usa, new york, asia, delhi
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, emotional ...
Plot: afterlife, heaven and hell, hell, loss of child, family relations, life & death, life philosophy, parents and children, redemption, painting, paradise, husband wife reunion ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 211K
Mr. Nobody (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Belgium, Germany, Canada, France, UK, Luxembourg, USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Nemo Nobody leads an ordinary existence with his wife and 3 children; one day, he wakes up as a mortal centenarian in the year 2092.
Style: psychological, mind bending, thought provoking, philosophical, surreal ...
Audience: date night
Plot: depression, destiny, utopia, alternate reality, life changing experience, parallel world, surrealism, romance, imaginary, teenage love, philosophy, death ...
Time: future, 21st century, 20th century, year 1975
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Joel Barish, heartbroken that his girlfriend underwent a procedure to erase him from her memory, decides to do the same. However, as he watches his memories of her fade away, he realises that he still loves her, and may be too late to correct his ...
Style: melancholic, psychological, mind bending, surreal, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: existentialism, surrealism, introspection, love, power of love, love story, love and romance, couple relations, deja vu, couples, brainwashing, memory loss ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 8.6
 1.4M
Interstellar (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 169 min.
Story: Interstellar chronicles the adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.
Style: mind bending, atmospheric, thought provoking, futuristic, cerebral ...
Plot: outer space, space travel, spacecraft, time travel, black hole, end of the world, time paradox, expedition, heroic mission, parallel world, space exploration, distant planet ...
Time: future, near future, 21st century
Place: colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 7.4
 167K
Pi (1998)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The debut film from Darren Aronofsky in which a mathematical genius Maximilian Cohen discovers a link in the connection between numbers and reality and thus believes he can predict the future.
Style: mind bending, atmospheric, surreal, psychological, stylized ...
Plot: insanity, mathematics, paranoia, obsession, surveillance, delusion, alienation, rabbi, neighbor, loner, genius, prodigy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, coney island brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 78K
Solaris (1972)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 167 min.
Story: A psychologist is sent to a space station orbiting a planet called Solaris to investigate the death of a doctor and the mental problems of cosmonauts on the station. He soon discovers that the water on the planet is a type of brain which brings out ...
Style: atmospheric, intellectual, psychological, art house, psychedelic ...
Plot: space station, outer space, scientist, space travel, space and aliens, investigation, hallucination, astronaut, dreams, russian, back from the dead, psychologist ...
Time: future, 70s
Place: soviet union, russia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 6.2
 78K
Solaris (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A troubled psychologist is sent to investigate the crew of an isolated research station orbiting a bizarre planet.
Style: futuristic, psychological, surreal, mind bending, enigmatic ...
Plot: space station, space travel, outer space, spacecraft, mysterious planet, astronaut, space and aliens, hallucination, back from the dead, mystery, paranormal activity, obsession ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.9
 572K
Arrival (2016)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Taking place after alien crafts land around the world, an expert linguist is recruited by the military to determine whether they come in peace or are a threat.
Style: intellectual, cerebral, enigmatic, twist ending, philosophical ...
Plot: first contact, alien, spacecraft, loss, science, destiny, time loop, female protagonist, memory, ufo, flash forward, language barrier ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: pakistan, montana, china, russia, sudan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea, Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: This South Korean film takes place on an isolated lake, where an old monk lives in a small floating temple. The monk has a young boy living with him, learning to become a monk. We watch as seasons and years pass by.
Style: meditative, philosophical, melancholic, atmospheric, touching ...
Plot: buddhism, buddhist monk, redemption, meditation, monk, solitude, teachers and students, existentialism, mentor, human nature, guilt, isolation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south korea, korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 51K
Winter's Tale (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A burglar falls for an heiress as she dies in his arms. When he learns that he has the gift of reincarnation, he sets out to save her.
Style: stylized, captivating, emotional, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: fall in love, love and romance, true love, supernatural ability, imaginary, power of love, good versus evil, reincarnation, supernatural, danger, angel, romance ...
Time: year 2014, 19th century
Place: new york, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 111K
Stalker (1979)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 162 min.
Story: Near a gray and unnamed city is the Zone, a place guarded by barbed wire and soldiers, and where the normal laws of physics are victim to frequent anomalies. A Stalker guides two men into the Zone, specifically to an area in which deep seeded ...
Style: bleak, atmospheric, philosophical, gloomy, art house ...
Plot: stalker, scientist, russian, wish come true, desire, post apocalypse, surrealism, future dystopia, human nature, heaven and hell, society, escapades ...
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 107K
The Jacket (2005)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A military veteran goes on a journey into the future, where he can foresee his death and is left with questions that could save his life and those he loves.
Style: psychological, surreal, enigmatic, atmospheric, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, mental institution, psychology, supernatural ability, memory loss, time loop, supernatural, disorder, murder, haunted by the past, mentally unstable, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, 20th century, contemporary, 1990s ...
Place: vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 166 min.
Story: Tells the story of Benjamin Button, a man who starts aging backwards with bizarre consequences.
Style: touching, philosophical, sentimental, captivating, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love and romance, impossible love, tragic love, true love, life philosophy, aging, life & death, child as adult, odd, existentialism, adult as child, fall in love ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 1930s, 1940s, 1920s ...
Place: new orleans, usa, manhattan new york city, atlantic ocean, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.7
 31K
Upstream Color (2013)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A man and woman are drawn together, entangled in the lifecycle of an ageless organism. Identity becomes an illusion as they struggle to assemble the loose fragments of wrecked lives.
Style: psychological, tense, atmospheric, surreal, touching ...
Plot: hypnosis, romance, love affair, parasite, drugged, mystery, mind control, mind game, tragic love, memory loss, dishonesty, brainwashing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 328K
Moon (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: With only three weeks left in his three year contract, Sam Bell is getting anxious to finally return to Earth. He is the only occupant of a Moon-based manufacturing facility along with his computer and assistant, GERTY. When he has an accident ...
Style: psychological, futuristic, bleak, contemplative, surreal ...
Plot: outer space, isolation, loneliness, dystopic future, spacecraft, cloning, moon, astronaut, space travel, space and aliens, doubts and hesitations, nervous breakdown ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: hawaii, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Youth Without Youth (2007)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Romania, France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A love story wrapped in a mystery. Set in Europe before WWII, professor of language and philosophy Dominic Matei is struck by lightning and ages backwards from 70 to 40 in a week, attracting the world and the Nazis. While on the run, the professor ...
Style: atmospheric, philosophical, stylized, melancholic, psychological ...
Plot: fountain of youth, supernatural, danger, suicidal, imaginary, elderly, aging, love affair, supernatural ability, new identity, secret identity, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 70s, 1930s, 50s, 30s, 1940s ...
Place: romania, india, asia, europe, nepal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 7.0
 89K
Another Earth (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: On the night of the discovery of a duplicate Earth in the Solar system, an ambitious young student and an accomplished composer cross paths in a tragic accident.
Style: psychological, touching, surreal, clever, serious ...
Plot: parallel world, mysterious planet, redemption, human existence, guilt, tragedy, grief, introspection, loss of family member, life turned upside down, tragic event, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: usa, yale university, connecticut, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
14%
 7.9
 102K
Talk to Her (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Two men share an odd friendship while they care for two women who are both in deep comas.
Style: psychological, emotional, sincere, captivating, surreal ...
Plot: friendship, rape, suicide, tragic love, hospital, coma, obsession, tragic event, ballet, power of love, impossible love, self destructing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: spain, madrid, europe, jordan, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
My Life Without Me (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A Pedro Almodovar production in which a fatally ill mother with only two months to live creates a list of things she wants to do before she dies with out telling her family of her illness.
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, sincere, sad ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, infidelity, dealing with death, couple relations, parents and children, introspection, unfulfillment, responsibility, farewell, secret love, health situation, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Princess and the Warrior (2000)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Young nurse Sissi lives a secluded life entirely devoted to her patients at Birkenhof asylum. Her first encounter with ex-soldier and drifter Bodo has a lasting impact. He causes an accident in which he provides first aid, Sissi wonders if he may be ...
Style: captivating, psychological, emotional, artsy, philosophical ...
Plot: opposites attract, romance, destiny, coincidence, bank robbery, criminal heroes, fall in love, love and romance, destructive relationship, crimes, couples, haunted by the past ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: germany, sydney australia, australia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Constant Gardener (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, Kenya, France, USA, China
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Justin Quayle is a low-level British diplomat who has always gone about his work very quietly, not causing any problems. But after his radical wife Tessa is killed he becomes determined to find out why, thrusting himself into the middle of a very ...
Style: thought provoking, tense, suspenseful, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: aids, corruption, murder, death, investigation, political corruption, cover up, uncover truth, diplomat, fighting the system, obsession, conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: kenya, africa, sudan, london, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Reconstruction (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Late one evening Alex suddenly abandons his girlfriend, Simone, to pursue the beautiful Aimee. In his encounter with Aimee time and place dissolve for him and he becomes a stranger to Simone, to whom he cannot return.
Style: psychological, realistic, captivating, serious, mind bending ...
Plot: cheating wife, love affair, romance, couple relations, couples, life turned upside down, losing-it hero, dishonesty, disorder, infidelity, destructive relationship, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, copenhagen denmark, copenhagen, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Autumn in New York (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Autumn in New York follows the sexual exploits of Will Keane - New York restaurateur, infamous verging-on-50 playboy, master of the no-commitment seduction - until he runs into an unexpected dead end when he meets Charlotte Fielding. Charlotte is ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, contemplative, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, true love, terminal illness, couple relations, opposites attract, unlikely couple, womanizer, age difference, romance, love, love and romance, fall in love ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.2
 12K
Time (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: South Korea, Japan
Duration: 97 min.
Story: To save her relationship, a woman puts herself through extensive plastic surgery.
Style: psychological, realistic, clever, emotional, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love affair, obsession, romance, unfulfillment, existentialism, disappearance, women, paranoia, self discovery, prejudice, memory, time ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Look Both Ways (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: During one unusually hot weekend, four friends struggle after hearing some life-changing news.
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: pregnancy, terminal illness, family relations, romance, couple relations, parents and children, human nature, looking for love, journalism, husband wife relationship, museum, dying ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Robot Stories (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Four stories including: "My Robot Baby," in which a couple must care for a robot baby before adopting a human child; "The Robot Fixer," in which a mother tries to connect with her dying son; "Machine Love," in which an ...
Style: futuristic, melancholic, enigmatic, surreal, stylized ...
Plot: androids and robots, adoption, family life, imaginary, parents and children, alternate universe, society, estrangement, technology, human nature, immortality, family relations ...
Time: future, 80s, 90s, 1990s, 2000s
Place: tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.8
 17K
Restless (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A powerful and emotional coming of age story, this remarkable tale is told with honesty and originality that will leave audiences moved. In the film, two outsiders, both shaped by the circumstances that have brought them together, forge a deep and ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, touching, psychological, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: terminal illness, teenage love, young people, fighting illness, sadness, funeral, ghost, hospital, romance, death of parent, teenage life, book ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Moustache (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: One day, on a whim, Marc decides to shave off the moustache he's worn all of his adult life. He waits patiently for his wife's reaction, but neither she nor his friends seem to notice. Stranger still, when he finally tells them, they all ...
Style: surreal, psychological, serious, meditative, emotional ...
Plot: mystery, riddles and clues, insanity, husband wife relationship, hotel, existentialism, moustache, shaving, bathtub, photograph, escape, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: hong kong, paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%