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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, art house, serious, clever, witty, touching, meditative, reflective, enigmatic, surreal ...
Plot: reincarnation, thai, bed, fish, food, jungle, ghost, afterlife, aging, introspection, dying man, buddhism, redemption, farm, supernatural, countryside, haunted by the past, hopes, family relations, golden years, dealing with death, eccentric family, elderly, surrealism, family reunited ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: thailand, asia, tokyo, japan

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, touching, atmospheric and emotional films with plots about hopes, supernatural, redemption, death, family relations, ghost and afterlife 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), Mekong Hotel (2012), Cemetery of Splendor (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Enter the Void (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: France, Germany, Italy, Canada
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, light ...
Plot: afterlife, incest, surrealism, ghost, strip club, prostitute, hallucination, drug trip, stripper, siblings relations, unsimulated sex, drug dealing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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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, stylized, mind bending ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, shaman, tiger, jungle, ghost, danger, love and romance, homosexuality, gay relationship, romance, dangerous animal, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: thailand, asia, bangkok thailand
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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, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: poetry, loneliness, teenage rape, old woman, bridge, suicide, aging, elderly, golden years, human nature, introspection, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Astral City: A Spiritual Journey (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The selfish Dr. André Luiz dies and awakes in the limbo called "Umbral". After a painful period in the gruesome swamp, he is rescued and brought in a white light to "Nosso Lar" (meaning "Our Home"). He finds a place of ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, stylized
Plot: afterlife, spiritualist, purgatory, life after death, redemption, self discovery, brazilian, imaginary, supernatural, human spirit, reincarnation, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: surreal, serious, offbeat, mind bending
Plot: parents and children, folk, reincarnation, world, river, hotel, supernatural, family relations
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, thailand
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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: sleeping, soldier, river, illness, cemetery, disability, hospital, notebook, spirit, saleswoman, temple, erection ...
Place: thailand
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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, love and romance, on the road, immigrants, unsimulated sex, doctors and patients, forbidden love, romance, countryside, society, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, burma, thailand
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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, romance, fall in love, buddhism, lovers, love and romance, small town, couple relations, urban, doctors and patients, looking for love ...
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Place: thailand, asia
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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, love, rape, couple relations, love affair, wife husband relationship, jungle, urban, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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: kids, family outing, pre-teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
An American Christmas Carol (1979)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 98 min.
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Style: emotional, serious, atmospheric, touching
Plot: ghost, christmas, great depression, redemption, introspection, scrooge, holiday, haunted by the past, family, road not taken, hopes, unfulfillment ...
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Country: Japan
Duration: 118 min.
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Style: surreal, touching, serious, stylized, sentimental ...
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Time: 20th century
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37%
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Finisterrae (2010)
Genre: Fantasy
Country: Spain
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Two ghosts walk along the Camino of Santiago.
Style: atmospheric, serious, surreal, offbeat, stylized ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain
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35%
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Country: South Korea
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Little Buddha (1993)
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Country: USA
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Country: Germany, India, Netherlands, France
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Country: USA
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Style: serious, surprise ending
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Defending Your Life (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
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Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, witty, offbeat ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Manam (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: India
Duration: 163 min.
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Style: humorous, semi serious, sentimental, touching
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⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
A Christmas Carol (1999)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: semi serious, atmospheric, feel good, sentimental
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⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
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Style: touching, serious, realistic, psychological
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