Movies like Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives

If you like "Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives" you are looking for atmospheric, serious and clever movies about / with reincarnation, food, fish, bed, thai, jungle and ghost themes of Drama and Fantasy genre shot in Thailand or UK.
Find your next favorite and similar movies in two steps: 1. Identify all themes of interest from this film (block below). 2. Look for them in the presented list.
Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (2010)
 6.7
 12K
Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (2010)
Original name: ลุงบุญมีระลึกชาติ
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Thailand, UK, France, Germany, Spain, Netherlands
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Suffering from acute kidney failure, Uncle Boonmee has chosen to spend his final days surrounded by his loved ones in the countryside. Surprisingly, the ghost of his deceased wife appears to care for him, and his long lost son returns home in a non-human form. Contemplating the reasons for his illness, Boonmee treks through the jungle with his family to a mysterious hilltop cave - the birthplace of his first life.
Style: atmospheric, serious, clever, witty, touching, art house, meditative, reflective, enigmatic, surreal ...
Plot: reincarnation, food, fish, bed, thai, jungle, ghost, aging, introspection, buddhism, dying man, redemption, farm, supernatural, haunted by the past, countryside, hopes, afterlife, family relations, golden years, dealing with death, eccentric family, elderly, surrealism, family reunited ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: thailand, asia, tokyo, japan

Movie in categories

Most similar movies to Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, atmospheric, melancholic and reflective films with plots about death, life & death, storytelling, dialogue, loneliness, catastrophe and runaway mostly in Drama, Fantasy and Romance genres. Some movies like Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives: Enter the Void (2009), Tropical Malady (2004), Poetry (2010), Cemetery of Splendor (2015), Mekong Hotel (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.3
 60K
Enter the Void (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: France, Germany, Italy, Canada, Japan
Duration: 161 min.
Story: This psychedelic tour of life after death is seen entirely from the point of view of Oscar (Nathaniel Brown), a young American drug dealer and addict living in Tokyo with his prostitute sister, Linda (Paz de la Huerta). When Oscar is killed by ...
Style: psychedelic, atmospheric, serious, touching, cerebral ...
Plot: afterlife, surrealism, incest, strip club, hallucination, prostitute, drug trip, stripper, ghost, siblings relations, unsimulated sex, drug dealing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Tropical Malady (2004)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Thailand, France, Germany, Italy
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A romance between a soldier and country boy splinters into a mythical venture based on Thai folklore.
Style: serious, atmospheric, surreal, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: jungle, ghost, shaman, danger, love and romance, gay relationship, homosexuality, human nature, friendship, storytelling, tiger, gays and lesbians ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: thailand, asia, bangkok thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 7.8
 8K
Poetry (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Grandmother Mi Ja works part-time as a caretaker, and struggles to raise a teen grandson by herself. Despite her tough situation, she speaks softly, dresses fashionably, and approaches the world with child-like curiosity. Enrolling in a poetry ...
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage rape, poetry, loneliness, old woman, bridge, suicide, aging, golden years, human nature, introspection, elderly, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea, south korea, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Cemetery of Splendor (2015)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Thailand, UK, Germany, France, Malaysia, South Korea, Mexico, USA, Norway
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In a hospital, ten soldiers are being treated for a mysterious sleeping sickness. In a story in which dreams can be experienced by others, and in which goddesses can sit casually with mortals, a nurse learns the reason why the patients will never be ...
Style: no music
Plot: soldier, sleeping, illness, river, cemetery, hospital, notebook, disability, ghost, cinema, massage, spirit ...
Place: thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Movie in collections
asia movies
2652
aging movies
1015
clever movies
6442
 6.1
 516
Mekong Hotel (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Thailand, UK
Duration: 61 min.
Story: Shifting between fact and fiction in a hotel situated along the Mekong River, a filmmaker rehearses a movie expressing the bonds between a vampire-like mother and daughter...
Style: serious, surreal, offbeat, mind bending
Plot: parents and children, folk, reincarnation, world, river, supernatural, hotel, family relations
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.7
 9K
After Life (1998)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 118 min.
Story: After death, people have just one week to choose only a memory to keep for eternity.
Style: surreal, touching, serious, stylized, sentimental ...
Plot: afterlife, memory, eternity, heaven, disneyland, cloud, old man, teenage girl, bell, airplane, destiny, human nature ...
Time: 20th century
Place: kindergarten, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Akira Kurosawa's Dreams (1990)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A collection of magical tales based upon the actual dreams of director Akira Kurosawa.
Style: atmospheric, surreal, serious, captivating, mind bending ...
Plot: apocalypse, legends and myths, artist, tunnel, painting, hopes, volcano, child, chaos, dreams, surrealism, wise man ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: japan, asia, pacific ocean, mount fuji, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.4
 5K
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: surreal, bleak, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Plot: small town, angel, small town life, injustice, hopes, society, social relations, human nature, americana, death, surrealism, polish ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: montana, usa, california, minnesota, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Movie in collections
 6.1
 14K
Little Buddha (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Liechtenstein, UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Little Buddha is a movie about the life of Siddhartha starring Keanu Reeves and Bridget Fonda and directed by Bernardo Bertolucci.
Style: touching, serious, sentimental, meditative, dramatic ...
Plot: self discovery, reincarnation, monk, buddhist, teachers and students, introspection, buddha, parents and children, religions or cults, coming of age, hopes, society ...
Place: tibet, asia, seattle, usa, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Blissfully Yours (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Thailand, France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The story of a love affair that begins during a picnic on the Thai-Burmese border.
Style: serious, sexual, realistic, atmospheric, erotic ...
Plot: factory, jungle, on the road, love and romance, immigrants, unsimulated sex, doctors and patients, forbidden love, romance, countryside, society, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, burma, thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.1
 33K
Birth (2004)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: It took Anna 10 years to recover from the death of her husband, Sean, but now she's on the verge of marrying her boyfriend, Joseph, and finally moving on. However, on the night of her engagement party, a young boy named Sean turns up, saying he ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: reincarnation, wedding, mystery, dealing with death, friends, little boy, dishonesty, love and romance, couples, family relations, life is a bitch, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Spirit of the Beehive (1973)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Spain
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War, Ana, a sensitive seven-year-old girl in a rural Spanish hamlet is traumatized after a traveling projectionist screens a print of James Whale's 1931 "Frankenstein" for the village. The ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, touching, suspenseful ...
Plot: spanish civil war, beehive, cat, innocence lost, coming of age, frankenstein, siblings relations, youth, family relations, family life, life is a bitch, civil war ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: spain, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Sleeping Beauty (2012)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 115 min.
Story: We follow 24 hours in the life of a being moving from life to life like a cold and solitary assassin moving from hit to hit. In each of these interwoven lives, the being possesses an entirely distinct identity: sometimes a man, sometimes a woman, ...
Style: surreal, offbeat, serious, cerebral, enigmatic ...
Plot: wig, talking car, limousine, model, dog, postmodernism, hidden identity, boss and employee, unfulfillment, power relations, disintegration, changing lives ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: france, paris france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: atmospheric, captivating, touching, psychological, epic ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: childhood, grief, child abuse, parent child relationship, sibling relationship, philosophy, suffering, family problems, family relations, parents and children, human nature, family life ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, prehistoric times
Place: texas, usa, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.3
 470
Nymph (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Thailand
Duration: 109 min.
Story: An urban husband and wife travel to the jungle and learn just how precious their relationship is.
Style: atmospheric, serious, gloomy, bleak, suspenseful
Plot: karma, forest, disappearance, dream, rape, love, couple relations, love affair, wife husband relationship, jungle, urban, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Syndromes and a Century (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Thailand, France, Austria
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Story about director Apichatpong Weerasethakul's parents who were both doctors, and director's memories about growing up in the hospital environment.
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: hospital, human nature, fall in love, romance, buddhism, lovers, love and romance, small town, couple relations, urban, doctors and patients, looking for love ...
Time: contemporary, 60s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: serious, emotional, atmospheric, touching
Plot: ghost, christmas, great depression, redemption, introspection, holiday, scrooge, haunted by the past, family, road not taken, hopes, unfulfillment ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
A Blind River (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: South Korea
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Seong-chan, aka Lucas Fedora, rejects his girlfriend's proposal to get married and start a family of their own and leaves her to return to Korea and find his biological mother. He checks into a run down motel owned by two widows who have demons ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: adoption, obsessive quest, introspection, haunted by the past, hotel, family relations, self discovery, parents and children, fish out of water, misfit, disorder, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Movie in collections
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, witty, offbeat ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: afterlife, courtroom drama, destiny, redemption, hopes, heaven, imaginary, supernatural, starting over, romance, supernatural romance, fall in love ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.8
 514
The Window (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, Spain
Duration: 85 min.
Story: It is a significant day for 80 year old Antonio. After an absence of many years, his estranged son is coming to visit. All must be perfect. There will be a toast with a very special champagne an embrace; warm words that may finally bridge the gap ...
Style: emotional, serious, touching, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: golden years, aging, arts and culture, estate, human nature, introspection, elderly, hopes, redemption, parents and children, family relations, nursing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.6
 574
Finisterrae (2010)
Genre: Fantasy
Country: Spain
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Two ghosts walk along the Camino of Santiago.
Style: serious, atmospheric, surreal, offbeat, stylized ...
Plot: ghost, oracle, on the road, introspection, afterlife, supernatural, hopes, horse, surrealism, wandering, journey, walking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.0
 42K
Cosmopolis (2012)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Canada, France, Portugal, Italy
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Riding across Manhattan in a stretch limo during a riot in order to get a haircut, a 28-year-old billionaire asset manager's life begins to crumble.
Style: surreal, serious, bleak, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: billionaire, murder, losing-it hero, downfall, on the road, social decay, city life, wall street, limousine, bodyguard, deformity, limousine driver ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.2
 8K
The Future (2011)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Germany, USA, France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When a couple decides to adopt a stray cat their perspective on life changes radically, literally altering the course of time and space and testing their faith in each other and themselves.
Style: surreal, semi serious, atmospheric, offbeat, emotional ...
Plot: infidelity, couple relations, destiny, suburbs, unfulfillment, couples, disorder, pets, follow your dream, human nature, road not taken, life turned upside down ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Movie in collections
 8.0
 13K
Kwaidan (1964)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 183 min.
Story: Taking its title from an archaic Japanese word meaning "ghost story," this anthology adapts four folk tales. A penniless samurai marries for money with tragic results. A man stranded in a blizzard is saved by Yuki the Snow Maiden, but his ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, bleak, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: samurai, ghost, spirit, anthology, promise, snow, tea, supernatural, monk, painting, storm, heroes ...
Time: 17th century, 19th century, middle ages, 12th century, 1900s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Charlie St. Cloud (2010)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
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: touching, emotional, sentimental, melancholic, sweet ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: ghost, love affair, siblings relations, afterlife, supernatural, family problems, death in the family, haunted by the past, love and romance, family relations, dealing with death, sailing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, ireland, san francisco, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.2
 1K
Volcano (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iceland, Denmark
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Hannes is an old man who has grown apart from his children. Recently retired when his wife gets ill he tries to reconcile with them and to atone for his cold demeanor in the past.
Style: serious, atmospheric, touching, realistic, uplifting ...
Plot: golden years, aging, introspection, estrangement, elderly, hopes, unfulfillment, family problems, family relations, crumbling marriage, redemption, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, iceland
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: atmospheric, stylized, philosophical, melancholic, meditative ...
Plot: teachers and students, lust, isolation, buddhist monk, redemption, buddhism, human nature, guilt, philosophy, mentor, life changing experience, monk ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south korea, korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Faraway, So Close! (1993)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 144 min.
Story: The film opens with the angel Cassiel (Otto Sander) standing on the statue of the Angel of Victory overlooking post-Cold War Berlin. Growing ever more despondent over his fate as a mere observer of human life, rather than a vital part of it, Cassiel ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, psychological, reflective, talky ...
Plot: rescue, angel, afterlife, redemption, black market, human nature, friends, righting the wronged, fish out of water, crimes, hopes, love and romance ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: germany, europe, east berlin, berlin germany, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.7
 6K
Fluke (1995)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Workaholic Thomas Johnson dies in an auto accident and comes back to life as a dog. Remembering some of who he was, he returns to his wife and son to protect them from the man who caused his accident. But, as time goes by, he remembers more of his ...
Style: touching, semi serious, feel good, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: reincarnation, human becomes animal, getting home, family relations, family life, afterlife, family, starting over, talking dog, dog movie, parent child relationship, hopes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.1
 8K
Tokyo! (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: France, Japan, South Korea, Germany
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Tokyo! is an anthology of three short films by directors Michel Gondry (France), Leos Carax (France) and Joon-ho Bong (Korea), each of whom offers an imaginative and transnatural/supernatural glimpse into the Tokyo Megapolis.
Style: surreal, stylized, semi serious, atmospheric, humorous ...
Plot: anthology, isolation, freak, city life, deadly creature, urban, couple relations, fall in love, supernatural, translator, job seeking, delivery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2007, 2000s
Place: tokyo, japan, asia, paris france, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%