Movies like The Fountain

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The Fountain (2006)
 7.2
 222K
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, atmospheric, melancholic, stylized, touching, emotional, philosophical, meditative, serious ...
Plot: immortality, metaphysics, queen, reincarnation, tragic love, terminal illness, loneliness, love of one's life, death, cancer, loss of loved one, tree, afterlife, doctor, power of love, love, fighting illness, couple relations, monk, medical experiment, outer space, buddhism, fountain of youth, destiny, obsession ...
Time: future, 16th century, 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, latin america, europe, central america, guatemala

Most similar movies to The Fountain

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out visually appealing, complex, cerebral and melancholic films with plots about storytelling, loneliness, dialogue, life philosophy, weird, death and existentialism mostly in Drama, Romance and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like The Fountain: Cloud Atlas (2012), I Origins (2014), Mr. Nobody (2009), What Dreams May Come (1998), Interstellar (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.4
 335K
Cloud Atlas (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Germany, USA, 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: atmospheric, psychological, thought provoking, enigmatic, surreal ...
Plot: life philosophy, destiny, reincarnation, human nature, death, love and romance, tribe, karma, dystopic future, human existence, wisdom of life, life & death ...
Time: future, 19th century, 20th century, 21st century, 1930s ...
Place: seoul, hawaii, south korea, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 7.4
 110K
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, inventions and discoveries, elevator, cause and meaning, track down, death, memory, science, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012, year 1998, year 2009 ...
Place: india, usa, new york, asia, delhi
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 207K
Mr. Nobody (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Belgium, Germany, Canada, France, UK, Luxembourg
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, futuristic, surreal, philosophical ...
Audience: date night
Plot: destiny, depression, utopia, life changing experience, alternate reality, philosophy, surrealism, romance, imaginary, teenage love, postmodernism, parallel world ...
Time: future, 20th century, 21st century, year 1975
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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, life philosophy, family relations, redemption, painting, love, parents and children, paradise, angel ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: surrealism, introspection, existentialism, love, deja vu, love and romance, couple relations, love story, power of love, brainwashing, couples, memory loss ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 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, futuristic, cerebral, serious ...
Plot: outer space, space travel, time travel, spacecraft, end of the world, black hole, space exploration, expedition, wormhole, parallel world, heroic mission, time paradox ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future
Place: colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 7.4
 165K
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, genius, prodigy, evidence ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, coney island brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 75K
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, psychological, psychedelic, art house, intellectual ...
Plot: space station, outer space, scientist, space travel, investigation, mysterious planet, dreams, russian, back from the dead, psychologist, astronaut, science ...
Time: future
Place: soviet union, russia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 6.2
 77K
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, space and aliens, astronaut, outer space, mysterious planet, spacecraft, back from the dead, mystery, paranormal activity, obsession, psychologist ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.9
 557K
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, suspense, philosophical ...
Plot: alien, first contact, spacecraft, time loop, loss, female protagonist, memory, science, destiny, ufo, language barrier, flash forward ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: russia, pakistan, montana, china, venezuela ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 107K
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, gloomy, art house, serious ...
Plot: stalker, scientist, russian, wish come true, post apocalypse, cause and meaning, future dystopia, human nature, heaven and hell, surrealism, society, escapades ...
Place: russia
⇓ 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: sentimental, touching, philosophical, melancholic, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love and romance, tragic love, true love, life philosophy, aging, child as adult, impossible love, odd, adult as child, supernatural romance, age difference, life & death ...
Time: 30s, 50s, 20th century, 60s, 20s ...
Place: new orleans, usa, russia, manhattan new york city, atlantic ocean ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
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, danger, supernatural, suicidal, imaginary, elderly, aging, love affair, secret identity, new identity, secret, hospital ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 30s, 70s, 40s ...
Place: romania, india, europe, asia, nepal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.9
 323K
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, surreal, suspense ...
Plot: isolation, outer space, loneliness, dystopic future, spacecraft, cloning, moon, space travel, astronaut, space and aliens, nervous breakdown, doubts and hesitations ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: mexico, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.9
 101K
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, impossible love, life is a bitch, power of love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: spain, europe, madrid, jordan, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, parents and children, couple relations, unfulfillment, introspection, responsibility, secret love, farewell, dishonesty, health situation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, captivating, realistic, mind bending, serious ...
Plot: love affair, love, romance, couples, couple relations, life turned upside down, infidelity, losing-it hero, disorder, dishonesty, destructive relationship, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, copenhagen denmark, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: riddles and clues, mystery, husband wife relationship, hotel, existentialism, escape, loneliness, human nature, life, imagination, architect, mind game ...
Time: contemporary
Place: hong kong, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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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: tense, suspenseful, thought provoking, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: aids, corruption, murder, death, investigation, cover up, political corruption, uncover truth, diplomat, fighting the system, obsession, state affairs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: kenya, africa, sudan, england, london ...
⇓ 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, coincidence, bank robbery, destiny, criminal heroes, fall in love, love and romance, crimes, destructive relationship, couples, haunted by the past ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.7
 30K
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, mind bending ...
Plot: hypnosis, romance, love affair, parasite, drugged, mystery, mind control, dishonesty, tragic love, memory loss, mind game, brainwashing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.2
 11K
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, contemplative ...
Plot: love affair, obsession, romance, unfulfillment, disappearance, existentialism, women, paranoia, prejudice, self discovery, memory, time ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, korea
⇓ 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, romantic, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, terminal illness, true love, couple relations, opposites attract, unlikely couple, romance, love, love and romance, fall in love, love affair, womanizer ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Wings of Desire (1987)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: West Germany, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Wings of Desire is Wim Wender’s artistically beautiful film about the lonely and immortal life of angels during a post-war Berlin. It’s a poetic journey from the perspective of the angels of which one falls in love with a living woman and wants ...
Style: meditative, atmospheric, surreal, touching, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: angel, immortality, mortality, diary, desire, poet, dream, impossible love, german, fall in love, romance, supernatural ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: germany, europe, west germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Marjorie Prime (2017)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A service which creates holographic projections of late family members allows an elderly woman to spend time with a younger version of her deceased husband.
Style: emotional, atmospheric, captivating, sincere, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: old woman, dead husband, husband wife relationship, doctor, marriage, death, flash forward, friendship, aging, redemption, future dystopia, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, year 1979
⇓ 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: atmospheric, serious, psychological, touching, offbeat ...
Plot: terminal illness, teenage love, fighting illness, teenage life, young people, ghost, cancer, funeral, romance, sadness, death of parent, book ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ 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, society, estrangement, technology, human nature, immortality, alternate universe, dying ...
Time: future, 2000s, 1990s
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ 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, parents and children, couple relations, romance, looking for love, human nature, journalism, husband wife relationship, museum, dying ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.5
 98K
The Lucky One (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: U.S. Marine Sergeant Logan Thibault returns from his third tour of duty in Iraq, with the one thing he credits with keeping him alive-a photograph he found of a woman he doesn't even know. Learning her name is Beth and where she lives, he shows ...
Style: emotional, romantic, touching, sincere, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens, chick flick
Plot: love affair, true love, soldier, destiny, obsessive quest, love and romance, loss of loved one, iraq veteran, single mother, hopes, lovers, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, north carolina, new orleans, middle east, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.5
 109K
The Giver (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: South Africa, Canada, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In a seemingly perfect community, without war, pain, suffering, differences or choice, a young boy is chosen to learn from an elderly man about the true pain and pleasure of the "real" world.
Style: thought provoking, futuristic, atmospheric, suspenseful, philosophical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: society, future dystopia, rebelliousness, youth, utopia, teaching the ways of the world, destiny, danger, chases and races, human nature, life is a bitch, memory ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%