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

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, atmospheric, touching and emotional films with plots about death, family relations, hopes, catastrophe, dialogue, life & death and supernatural 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.
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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, touching, serious, light ...
Plot: afterlife, surrealism, incest, stripper, strip club, hallucination, prostitute, drug trip, ghost, family relations, siblings relations, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 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, psychological, surreal, suspense ...
Plot: jungle, ghost, shaman, danger, human nature, love and romance, gay relationship, homosexuality, storytelling, friendship, tiger, gender ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand, asia, bangkok thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
 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, touching, realistic, sentimental, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage rape, loneliness, suicide, poetry, bridge, old woman, aging, life is a bitch, health situation, terminal illness, redemption, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia, 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, cemetery, river, illness, ghost, cinema, massage, hospital, spirit, disability, narcolepsy ...
Place: thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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: stylized, serious, atmospheric
Plot: afterlife, spiritualist, life after death, purgatory, society, supernatural, redemption, reincarnation, human spirit, unfulfillment, imaginary, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 534
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: hotel, supernatural, reincarnation, folk, parents and children, family relations, world, river
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 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: reincarnation, self discovery, monk, buddhist, teachers and students, coming of age, hopes, family relations, parents and children, youth, introspection, society ...
Place: tibet, asia, usa, seattle, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: sexual, sexy, serious, atmospheric, erotic ...
Plot: jungle, factory, picnic, romance, immigrants, doctors and patients, love and romance, society, countryside, forbidden love, couples, on the road ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: burma, asia, thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 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, stylized, psychological, sentimental ...
Plot: afterlife, memory, old man, disneyland, eternity, cloud, teenage girl, airplane, heaven, bell, destiny, supernatural ...
Time: 20th century
Place: kindergarten, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 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, realistic, offbeat, disturbing ...
Plot: small town, angel, human nature, polish, society, hopes, small town life, social relations, injustice, americana, death, surrealism ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: montana, usa, california, minnesota, tokyo
⇓ 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: psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, realistic, serious ...
Plot: reincarnation, wedding, mystery, dishonesty, contact, haunted by the past, couples, self discovery, love and romance, family relations, parents and children, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, mind bending, captivating ...
Plot: painting, tunnel, apocalypse, legends and myths, artist, nuclear holocaust, nuclear, nuclear threat, wise man, rainy, hopes, vestiges of humanity ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: japan, asia, mount fuji, pacific ocean, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: emotional, atmospheric, serious, touching
Plot: ghost, redemption, great depression, christmas, supernatural, righting the wronged, power relations, obnoxious boss, reform, introspection, road not taken, haunted by the past ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 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: gloomy, bleak, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious
Plot: disappearance, forest, karma, dream, rape, love, couples, supernatural, love affair, supernatural romance, jungle, city life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, touching, captivating, psychological, epic ...
Audience: teens, family outing
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Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century, prehistoric times
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Spirit of the Beehive (1973)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Spain
Duration: 98 min.
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Style: atmospheric, realistic, touching, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: spanish civil war, cat, beehive, civil war, innocence lost, coming of age, family life, society, imaginary character, youth, oppression, siblings relations ...
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Place: spain, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 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, humorous, feel good, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: reincarnation, human becomes animal, family life, getting home, family relations, afterlife, family, starting over, talking dog, dog movie, dealing with death, hopes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: touching, sentimental, atmospheric, emotional, serious ...
Plot: hospital, human nature, power relations, romance, love and romance, doctors and patients, couple relations, looking for love, fall in love, monk, poisoning, dentist ...
Time: 60s, contemporary, 20th century, 21st century
Place: thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 6.5
 411
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: sentimental, feel good, touching, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: ghost, family problems, family life, human nature, tragic love, haunted by the past, single parent, reunion, elderly, death in the family, dealing with death, parents and children ...
Time: 80s
Place: ireland, usa, new york, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 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: touching, sentimental, realistic, emotional, atmospheric ...
Plot: estate, elderly, family relations, parents and children, hopes, golden years, introspection, longing, human nature, nursing, aging, redemption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.6
 574
Finisterrae (2010)
Genre: Fantasy
Country: Spain
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Two ghosts walk along the Camino of Santiago.
Style: serious, atmospheric, stylized, offbeat, surreal ...
Plot: ghost, oracle, supernatural, afterlife, on the road, hopes, introspection, pilgrimage, journey, wandering, surrealism, walking ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, psychological, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens, chick flick
Plot: ghost, love affair, siblings relations, afterlife, supernatural, family problems, dealing with death, death in the family, haunted by the past, family relations, love and romance, sailing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, new jersey, san francisco, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, melancholic, light ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: afterlife, destiny, romance, redemption, starting over, supernatural romance, fall in love, supernatural, couple relations, hopes, imaginary, heaven ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 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: touching, emotional, atmospheric, serious, uplifting ...
Plot: reach out, parents and children, family relations, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, family reunited, family problems, hopes, golden years, elderly, dysfunctional family, redemption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iceland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Somewhere, Tomorrow (1983)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Lori Anderson is trying to deal with the recent tragedy of her father's death. As Lori's mother moves on, Lori finds herself stuck, consumed by grief and anger. With the lingering feeling that something about her father's passing was ...
Style: serious, surprise ending
Audience: date night
Plot: ghost, supernatural romance, fall in love, love and romance, romance, parents and children, dealing with death, family relations, death in the family, supernatural, haunted by the past, afterlife ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: surreal, emotional, touching, philosophical, inspirational ...
Plot: afterlife, heaven and hell, loss of child, family relations, redemption, painting, angel, parents and children, true love, husband wife reunion, life philosophy, love ...
Time: 90s
Place: battleship
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: tense, captivating, realistic, emotional, serious ...
Plot: adoption, self discovery, haunted by the past, obsessive quest, disorder, fish out of water, hotel, parents and children, family relations, misfit, introspection, identity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.0
 640
The Auction (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Gaby owns a farm on which he raises lambs: Bouchard & Sons Farm. But he has no sons. Rather, he has two daughters that he raised like princesses and who live far away, in the big city. One day, the oldest asks him for some financial support ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, touching
Plot: elderly, farm, countryside, golden years, family relations, parents and children, siblings relations, hopes, introspection, selflessness, parent child relationship, father daughter relationship
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, serious, offbeat, cerebral, enigmatic ...
Plot: model, dog, wig, limousine, talking car, freak, power relations, transformation, french, hidden identity, double life, disintegration ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, paris france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Edge of the Garden (2011)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When Brian lets his girlfriend, decides to change city and way of life. Attracted by the incredible offer, purchase a large house outside keeping a big secret. One day you have the impression of seeing a woman in the garden and can also talk to her ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, offbeat, touching, sentimental
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: fall in love, couples, supernatural romance, countryside, impossible love, romance, couple relations, love and romance, unfulfillment, supernatural, friendship, ghost ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maine, new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%