Movies like The Fountain

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The Fountain (2006)
 7.2
 237K
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, melancholic, artsy, philosophical, atmospheric, non-linear, meditative, stylized, touching, cerebral ...
Plot: metaphysics, immortality, queen, death, reincarnation, tragic love, terminal illness, loneliness, loss of loved one, afterlife, love of one's life, cancer, life philosophy, tree, brain tumor, doctor, outer space, power of love, love, fighting illness, multiple storylines, monk, buddhism, destiny, obsession ...
Time: future, 16th century, contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, latin america, europe, 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, complex and visually appealing films with plots about storytelling, existentialism, death, life & death, loneliness, life philosophy and imagination mostly in Drama, Romance and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like The Fountain: Cloud Atlas (2012), What Dreams May Come (1998), I Origins (2014), Mr. Nobody (2009), Solaris (1972). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.4
 359K
Cloud Atlas (2012)
Genre: 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, psychological, atmospheric, enigmatic, surreal ...
Plot: life philosophy, reincarnation, destiny, dystopic future, distopia, human nature, death, life & death, karma, wisdom of life, multiple storylines, love and romance ...
Time: future, 1930s, 20th century, 21st century, 19th century ...
Place: san francisco, hawaii, seoul, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 124K
I Origins (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, 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, mind bending, enigmatic, atmospheric, philosophical ...
Plot: reincarnation, metaphysics, buddhism, atheism, eye, society, inventions and discoveries, elevator, afterlife, track down, death, memory ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012, year 2009, year 2005 ...
Place: india, usa, new york, asia, delhi
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 7.8
 230K
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: philosophical, mind bending, surreal, thought provoking, psychological ...
Audience: date night
Plot: depression, destiny, surrealism, alternate reality, life changing experience, utopia, philosophy, parallel world, love and romance, teenage love, time, death ...
Time: future, 21st century, 20th century, year 1975
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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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: philosophical, melancholic, meditative, atmospheric, touching ...
Plot: buddhism, existentialism, buddhist monk, meditation, life, life changing experience, solitude, human nature, philosophy, monk, teachers and students, life & death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south korea, korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, mind bending, surreal, psychological, romantic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: surrealism, introspection, existentialism, couple relations, love, couples, memory loss, borderline personality disorder, love and romance, amnesia, disorder, deja vu ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 8.0
 90K
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, psychedelic, cerebral, art house, intellectual ...
Plot: outer space, scientist, space station, space travel, hallucination, space and aliens, russian, investigation, astronaut, dreams, back from the dead, mysterious planet ...
Time: future, 70s, distant future
Place: ussr, russia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 8.6
 1.7M
Interstellar (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
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, futuristic, atmospheric, thought provoking, cerebral ...
Plot: outer space, space travel, time travel, spacecraft, father daughter relationship, expedition, end of the world, time paradox, science, black hole, distant planet, heroic mission ...
Time: future, near future, 21st century
Place: colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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 6.2
 82K
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: psychological, stylized, atmospheric, futuristic, surreal ...
Plot: space and aliens, space station, outer space, mysterious planet, astronaut, space travel, afterlife, spacecraft, mystery, hallucination, back from the dead, romance ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.9
 668K
Arrival (2016)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
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, twist ending, philosophical, enigmatic, futuristic ...
Plot: first contact, alien, spacecraft, alien contact, scientist, alien race, ufo, alien creature, science, loss, female protagonist, time ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: russia, china, montana, pakistan, venezuela ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 7.3
 177K
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, surreal, atmospheric, psychological, cerebral ...
Plot: insanity, paranoia, mathematics, rabbi, mathematician, obsession, alienation, neighbor, delusion, surveillance, code, loner ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, coney island brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 7.1
 113K
The Jacket (2005)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
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, mind bending, tricky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, psychology, mental institution, time loop, supernatural, supernatural ability, memory loss, murder, haunted by the past, disorder, life is a bitch, mentally unstable ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, 20th century, contemporary, 2000s ...
Place: vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 54K
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, emotional, captivating, romantic, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: fall in love, true love, love and romance, power of love, angel, supernatural ability, good versus evil, reincarnation, supernatural, impossible love, heir, romance ...
Time: year 2014, 19th century
Place: new york, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 34K
The Discovery (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In the near future, due to a breakthrough scientific discovery by Dr. Thomas Harbor, there is now definitive proof of an afterlife. While countless people have chosen suicide to reset their existence, others try to decide what it all means. Among ...
Style: intellectual, philosophical, enigmatic, macabre, psychological ...
Plot: life after death, suicide, alternate reality, afterlife, dreams, science, self discovery, religion, psychology, mystery, philosophy, life philosophy ...
Time: future
⇓ 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: captivating, touching, sentimental, dramatic, philosophical ...
Audience: date night
Plot: life philosophy, aging, impossible love, true love, tragic love, love and romance, life & death, child as adult, existentialism, journey, elderly, fall in love ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, 1940s, 1930s ...
Place: new orleans, usa, pearl harbor, louisiana, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.5
 33K
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, surreal, mind bending, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: hypnosis, parasite, romance, love affair, drugged, mystery, worm, dishonesty, mind game, tragic love, memory loss, brainwashing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 354K
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, bleak, philosophical, futuristic, surreal ...
Plot: outer space, isolation, loneliness, dystopic future, cloning, astronaut, spacecraft, space and aliens, solitude, moon, clones, space travel ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: hawaii, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Man from Earth (2007)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An impromptu goodbye party for Professor John Oldman becomes a mysterious interrogation after the retiring scholar reveals to his colleagues he never ages and has walked the earth for 14,000 years.
Style: sincere, serious, philosophical, psychological, talky ...
Plot: immortality, philosophy, professor, religion, hidden identity, society, christianity, mistaken identity, legends and myths, psychology, impersonating, legend ...
Time: middle ages, prehistoric times, prehistory, contemporary, 21st century ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 7.4
 182K
K-PAX (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Prot is a patient at a mental hospital who claims to be from a far away Planet. His psychiatrist tries to help him, only to begin to doubt his own explanations.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, touching, surprise ending, serious ...
Plot: benign alien, mysterious character, psychiatrist, patient, planet, crazy, hypnosis, mental institution, extraterrestrial, investigation, research, delusion ...
Time: 21st century, future, contemporary, 90s, 80s
Place: usa, new york, iceland, manhattan new york city, new mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.9
 95K
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: philosophical, psychological, touching, surreal, artsy ...
Plot: parallel world, guilt, mysterious planet, redemption, human existence, tragedy, earth, planet, cosmology, solar system, musician, grief ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: usa, boston, connecticut, yale university, mojave desert
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
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: nudity (full frontal - brief), supernatural, elderly, aging, supernatural ability, love affair, fountain of youth, secret identity, new identity, secret, hospital, miraculous event ...
Time: 70s, 50s, 1930s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: romania, india, malta, europe, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: philosophical, captivating, psychological, emotional, artsy ...
Plot: opposites attract, romance, destiny, coincidence, bank robbery, fall in love, criminal heroes, love and romance, haunted by the past, destructive relationship, couples, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: germany, europe, sydney australia, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, secret love, parents and children, fighting illness, introspection, unfulfillment, health situation, family relations, love and romance, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Reconstruction (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark
Duration: 90 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: mind bending, psychological, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: love affair, cheating wife, romance, life turned upside down, couples, disorder, infidelity, losing-it hero, dishonesty, destructive relationship, dangerous attraction, memory loss ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, copenhagen, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Constant Gardener (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, Kenya, France, USA, Switzerland
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, cover up, political corruption, uncover truth, diplomat, fighting the system, obsession, conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: kenya, africa, london, sudan, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.7
 18K
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, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: terminal illness, teenage love, sadness, funeral, fighting illness, ghost, hospital, romance, teenage life, cancer, aunt nephew relationship, pilot ...
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, escape, loneliness, life, human nature, imagination, dark humor ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: hong kong, paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.1
 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: existentialism, love affair, obsession, romance, unfulfillment, disappearance, women, paranoia, self discovery, prejudice, memory, character study ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.0
 60K
Perfect Sense (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, Sweden, Denmark, Ireland
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Susan is a scientist searching for answers to important questions. So important that she has given up on other things, like love - until she meets Micheal. Susan and Michael find themselves embarking on a sensual adventure while the world around ...
Style: thought provoking, artsy, melancholic, enigmatic, serious ...
Plot: chef, love affair, human existence, scientist, suffering, chaos, pandemic, human nature, romance, couples, rage, epidemic ...
Place: scotland, glasgow scotland
⇓ 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, semi serious, humorous, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: terminal illness, pregnancy, family relations, romance, journalism, couple relations, human nature, looking for love, parents and children, husband wife relationship, museum, dying ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%