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Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (2010)
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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, meditative, surreal, disturbing, visually appealing, thought provoking, absurd, touching, clever, serious ...
Plot: reincarnation, jungle, haunted by the past, introspection, supernatural, hopes, dealing with death, ghost, surrealism, family relations, existentialism, loneliness, food, fish, bed, thai, life philosophy, farm, elderly, loss of son, aging, family reunited, redemption, countryside, eccentric family ...
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, surreal and contemplative films with plots about loneliness, catastrophe, melancholy, death, storytelling, dreams and dialogue 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), The Tree of Life (2011), Akira Kurosawa's Dreams (1990), Mekong Hotel (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Tree of Life (2011)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
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Style: surreal, atmospheric, touching, captivating, contemplative ...
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Duration: 119 min.
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Country: South Korea
Duration: 139 min.
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Style: touching, sincere, emotional, captivating, sentimental ...
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Duration: 119 min.
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