Movies like The Marvelous Visit

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The Marvelous Visit (1974)
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The Marvelous Visit (1974)
Original name: La Merveilleuse visite
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: One morning, the rector of a small French village comes across a young man, lying unclothed and unconscious on a deserted beach. Intrigued, the rector has the young man carried back to his home. When he awakes the stranger calmly identifies himself as Jean, an angel who has just arrived on Earth. Naturally, the rector doesn’t believe this, but decides to humour the young man. At first, Jean’s arrival in the village causes no upset. He is a harmless soul, full of good intentions and capable of only the kindest deeds. But then the villagers grow wary of him, and this wariness turns to outright hostility when Jean unwittingly causes an accident...
Style: sentimental, touching, offbeat, serious, stylized
Plot: angel, miraculous event, misfit, clergy, love and romance, village life, hopes, society, imaginary, disorder, fish out of water, homecoming, supernatural romance, down on your luck, social relations, bittersweet, animals, sea, village, church, beach, bird, male nudity, boat, violin ...
Place: france, brittany

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, touching, realistic and sentimental films with plots about hopes, society, family relations, love and romance, misfit, social relations and imaginary mostly in Drama, Fantasy and Romance genres. Some movies like The Marvelous Visit: The Christmas Candle (2013), The Creatures (1966), A Heavenly Vintage (2009), Shun Li and the Poet (2011), Vincent (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Christmas Candle (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Deep in the heart of the English countryside lies the enchanting village of Gladbury. Legend has it every 25 years an angel visits the village candlemaker and touches a single candle. Whoever lights this candle receives a miracle on Christmas Eve. ...
Style: uplifting, sentimental, feel good, serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: miraculous event, village, angel, christmas, social relations, society, hopes, clergy, religions or cults, faith, candle, village life ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: england
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95%
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The Creatures (1966)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: France, Sweden
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After a road accident, a writer, Edgar, and his wife, Mylène, take up residence on an island off the coast of France to recuperate. Edgar soon recovers from his injuries and begins writing his next novel, seeking inspiration from the local people. ...
Style: stylized, psychological, contemplative, serious
Plot: village, pregnancy, misfit, mute or deaf, artists and showbiz, writer's life, couple relations, island, new wave, fish out of water, village life, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
A Heavenly Vintage (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: New Zealand, France
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A fantasy romance set in 19th century France. The film revolves around Sobran, a young peasant winemaker, and the three important figures in his life - his beautiful wife Celeste, baroness Aurora de Valday and an angel named Xas.
Style: captivating, touching, sentimental, semi serious
Plot: supernatural romance, ambition, supernatural, follow your dream, hopes, society, romance, love and romance, couples, social differences, fall in love, couple relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s, 1820s, 1800s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Shun Li and the Poet (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A study of the friendship between a Chinese woman and a fisherman who came to Italy from Yugoslavia many years ago, who live in a small city-island in the Veneto lagoon.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching, atmospheric ...
Plot: friendship, hopes, single parent, fish out of water, workplace situations, village, social relations, misfit, life is a bitch, workplace, society, petty job ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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Vincent (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: France
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Vincent has an extraordinary ability: his strength and reflexes increase tenfold when in contact with water. To make full use of this gift, he settles in a region with many lakes and rivers, and that is isolated enough to allow him to live a ...
Style: captivating, atmospheric, emotional, humorous, touching ...
Plot: love affair, fall in love, supernatural ability, hidden identity, supernatural, river, romance, disorder, lake or river, social relations, small town, self discovery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, quebec, atlantic ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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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, human nature, society, hopes, angel, social relations, adoption, hallucination, terminal illness, sick child, boy, priest ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: montana, usa, california, minnesota, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Three-Step Dance (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Four separate-but-interconnected stories - one for each season - about life in Sardinia.
Style: sincere, touching, sentimental, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: countryside, clergy, social relations, island, homecoming, village life, village, wedding, father daughter relationship, sea, convent, golden years ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, sardinia
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
The Discovery of Heaven (2001)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Netherlands, UK
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Disappointed with humanity, God wants to revoke his contract with humanity and wants to take back the stone tablets containing the ten commandments. To this end an angel is sent out to affect the personal lives of three humans so an appropriate ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspense, tense, sentimental
Plot: heaven, superhuman powers, angel, religions or cults, supernatural ability, parent child relationship, supernatural, miraculous event, love triangle, hopes, attempted murder, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, amsterdam, cuba, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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Highway to Heaven (1984)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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Story: Highway to Heaven is an American television drama series which ran on NBC from 1984 to 1989. The series aired for five seasons, running a total of 111 episodes. It was shot entirely in California.
Style: touching, sentimental, uplifting, serious, realistic ...
Plot: angel, redemption, friendship, odd couple, supernatural, fish out of water, hopes, human nature, family life, partners, unlikely partners, good deed ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.4
 3K
What If... (2010)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Fifteen years ago, Ben Walker made a decision to leave his college sweetheart and ultimately his faith, in order to pursue a lucrative business opportunity. Now with a high-paying career and a trophy fiancé, he is visited by an angel, who gives him ...
Style: touching, sentimental, semi serious, light, captivating ...
Plot: fish out of water, angel, family relations, family, spirituality, family life, lifestyle, disorder, misfit, society, miraculous event, destiny ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
The Maldonado Miracle (2003)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A story about a small, dying town in need of hope until one day a young boy gives them something to believe in.
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic, feel good
Audience: family outing
Plot: small town, miraculous event, society, hopes, clergy, church, family relations, family life, human nature, village, religions or cults, boy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Pink Narcissus (1971)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 65 min.
Story: An erotic poem set in the fantasies of a young male prostitute.
Style: stylized, touching, offbeat, sexual, sexy ...
Plot: gay interest, dream, gays and lesbians, society, love and romance, prostitute, gender, life is a bitch, artists and showbiz, social misfits, nudity (full frontal - brief), strong sexual content ...
Time: ancient history
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.2
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Kosmos (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Turkey, Bulgaria
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Too much happens too many times in this potentially brilliant parable.
Style: atmospheric, captivating, psychological, entertaining, offbeat ...
Plot: healing power, social relations, love affair, miraculous event, small town, hopes, thief, self discovery, supernatural ability, anti hero, on the run, heroes ...
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Under the Sun of Satan (1987)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Satan tempts Father Dossignan, who is trying to save the soul of a young girl who killed one of her lovers.
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, psychological, contemplative
Plot: redemption, miraculous event, priest, dean, hopes, dealing with death, society, social misfits, religions or cults, pregnancy, forbidden love, death in the family ...
Time: 1920s
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
The Preacher's Wife (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Good natured Reverend Henry Biggs finds that his marriage to choir mistress Julia is flagging, due to his constant absence caring for the deprived neighborhood they live in. On top of all this, his church is coming under threat from property ...
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, family outing, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: church choir, christmas, hopes, gospel, reverend, angel, family, romance, disorder, family relations, couples, bishop ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 4.6
 7K
Passion Play (2010)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An angel under the thumb of a ruthless gangster is saved by a trumpet player down on his luck.
Style: stylized, atmospheric, uplifting, serious, sincere ...
Plot: angel, musician, romance, danger, redemption, fall in love, love affair, desert, down on your luck, unlikely couple, wings, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
There Must Be a Pony (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Marguerite Sydney is a celebrated Hollywood star attempting a comeback after a stay in a mental hospital, as well as trying to re-establish a relationship with her teenage son, and risking a romance with a mysterious stranger.
Style: serious, stylized, sentimental, touching, realistic
Plot: mental institution, hollywood, hospital, homecoming, mental illness, teenage life, starting over, love and romance, hopes, misfit, mentally unstable, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Manon of the Spring (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Switzerland, Italy, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In this, the sequel to Jean de Florette, Manon (Beart) has grown into a beautiful young shepherdess living in the idyllic Provencal countryside. She plots vengeance on the men whose greedy conspiracy to acquire her father's land caused his ...
Style: atmospheric, touching, twists and turns, captivating, serious ...
Plot: countryside, haunted by the past, uncover truth, revenge, bittersweet, nudity (full frontal - brief), couple relations, love and romance, romance, rivalry, village, village life ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s
Place: provence, france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Bernadette (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: Switzerland, France, Luxembourg
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Evocation of the life of Bernadette Soubirous, the eldest of four children, who, at the age of fifteen, experiences the Virgin Mary appearing to her at the Massabielle grotto near Lourdes. Or in her own words, "a lady dressed in white, more ...
Style: realistic, serious, sexy, touching, sexual ...
Plot: asthma, family relations, power relations, religions or cults, clergy, orphan, youth, investigation, society, social relations, redemption, village life ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: france, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
A Distant Neighbourhood (2010)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Thomas, a father in his fifties, returns by chance to the town where he grew up. He collapses and wakes up forty years earlier in the body of his teenage self. Thrown back into his past, Thomas will not only have to re-live his first love, but also ...
Style: sentimental, sincere, psychological, thought provoking, atmospheric ...
Plot: changing the past or future, family relations, love and romance, hopes, parents and children, small town, teenage life, adult as child, father son relationship, past life, sent to the past, small town life ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
They Came Back (2004)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The lives of the residents of a small French town are changed when thousands of the recently dead inexplicably come back to life and try to integrate themselves into society that has changed for them.
Style: serious, suspenseful, psychological, scary, contemplative
Plot: small town, supernatural, haunted by the past, friendship, social relations, deadly, back from the dead, undead, husband wife reunion, zombie, village, small town life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
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53%
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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: feel good, touching, sentimental, emotional, serious ...
Plot: ghost, family problems, family relations, single parent, love and romance, unfulfillment, elderly, dealing with death, hopes, golden years, reunion, human nature ...
Time: 80s
Place: ireland, usa, new york, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.2
 3K
Green Snake (1993)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A mischievous snake who assumes human form interferes with the romance between her reptilian sister and a hapless man.
Style: atmospheric, stylized, serious, surreal, allegory ...
Plot: martial arts, dangerous attraction, good versus evil, hidden identity, supernatural romance, supernatural, fall in love, danger, rivalry, romance, curses spells and rituals, clergy ...
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52%
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Boy Eating the Bird's Food (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The astonishing debut feature from Greek filmmaker Ektoras Lygizos updates Knut Hamsun's classic 1890 novel Hunger to the modern day, as it follows an alienated young man desperately trying to survive on the streets of Athens.
Style: stylized, sincere, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: life is a bitch, unemployment, society, down on your luck, poverty, starvation, canary, male objectification, orgasm, erection, erotica, bird cage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Red Hook Summer (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: When his mom deposits him at the Red Hook housing project in Brooklyn to spend the summer with the grandfather he’s never met, young Flik may as well have landed on Mars. Fresh from his cushy life in Atlanta, he’s bored and friendless, and his ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, captivating, tense ...
Plot: family relations, fish out of water, society, clergy, life is a bitch, youth, religions or cults, family life, disorder, church, coming of age, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york
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The Forgotten Kingdom (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, South Africa, Lesotho
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A young man reluctantly embarks on a journey to his ancestral land of Lesotho to bury his estranged father, and finds himself drawn to the mystical beauty and hardships of the people and the land he had forgotten.
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, touching, stylized
Plot: village, self discovery, homecoming, orphan, love and romance, estrangement, bittersweet, estranged father, death of father, hiv, funeral, village life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south africa, johannesburg south africa
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Malpertuis (1971)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Belgium, France, West Germany
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Malpertuis is the name of an old, rambling mansion which is in reality a labyrinth where characters from Greek mythology are imprisoned by the bedridden Cassavius (Welles). He manages to keep them (as well as his nephew and niece) prisoners even ...
Style: surreal, scary, stylized, suspenseful, offbeat ...
Plot: ghost, dream world, crucifix, surrealism, mythology, greek mythology, greek, attic, estate, imaginary, supernatural, supernatural ability ...
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45%
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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: touching, humorous, feel good, semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: miraculous event, juvenile delinquent, hopes, crimes, imaginary, supernatural, society, family, profanity, youth, juvenile delinquency, collision ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.6
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A Simple Heart (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Unable to forget her first love, Félicité, a simple and kind maid, devotes herself completely to her new master, Mathilde Aubain. As the passing of time doesn't heal her wounds, she gives love to all those who surround her: Mathilde's ...
Style: serious, sentimental, emotional, touching, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, social differences, friendship, hopes, family life, unfulfilled love, introspection, master and servant, friends, power relations, servant, society ...
Time: 19th century
Place: europe, france, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Prospero's Books (1991)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK, Netherlands, France, Italy, Japan
Duration: 124 min.
Story: An exiled magician finds an opportunity for revenge against his enemies muted when his daughter and the son of his chief enemy fall in love in this uniquely structured retelling of the 'The Tempest'.
Style: experimental, talky, captivating, surreal, stylized ...
Plot: island, legends and myths, royal family, parents and children, imaginary kingdom, dishonesty, danger, escapades, rivalry, imaginary, sea disaster, vengeance ...
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