Movies like The Lovely Bones

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The Lovely Bones (2009)
 6.7
 157K
The Lovely Bones (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, New Zealand
Duration: 135 min.
Story: After being brutally murdered, 14-year-old Susie Salmon watches from heaven over her grief-stricken family -- and her killer. As she observes their daily lives, she must balance her thirst for revenge with her desire for her family to heal.
Style: emotional, tense, bleak, surreal, suspense, psychological, captivating, serious, dark, stylized ...
Plot: pedophile, afterlife, rape, loss of child, death in the family, family drama, loss of daughter, dealing with death, serial killer, tragic event, neighbor, child rape, heaven and hell, crimes, loss of family member, murder, suffering, family relations, loss of loved one, missing child, grieving, murderer, grief, serial child killer, search ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: usa, pennsylvania, united states, delaware

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Most similar movies to The Lovely Bones

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, psychological, suspense and intense films with plots about dialogue, storytelling, mentor, death, catastrophe, family relations and murder mostly in Drama, Thriller and Fantasy genres. Some movies like The Lovely Bones: The Invisible (2007), The Shack (2017), What Dreams May Come (1998), Mystic River (2003), Dragonfly (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.2
 35K
The Invisible (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Sweden, South Africa
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After an attack leaves him in limbo -- invisible to the living and also near death -- a teenager discovers the only person who might be able help him is his attacker.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, tense, suspense, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: coma, high school, invisibility, afterlife, ghost, friendship, beating, teenager, regret, family relations, juvenile delinquency, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 30K
The Shack (2017)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada, Hong Kong
Duration: 132 min.
Story: After suffering a family tragedy, Mack Phillips spirals into a deep depression causing him to question his innermost beliefs. Facing a crisis of faith, he receives a mysterious letter urging him to an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. ...
Style: philosophical, christian film, psychedelic, sad, suspenseful
Plot: god, christian, forgiveness, guilt, death of daughter, a vision, missing child, depression, cabin in the woods, hate, husband wife relationship, metaphor ...
Place: oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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: philosophical, touching, surreal, inspirational, cerebral ...
Plot: afterlife, redemption, heaven and hell, life philosophy, loss of child, hell, family relations, painting, paradise, angel, life & death, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.9
 418K
Mystic River (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A story about friendship and loyalty, guilt and vengeance, and the fateful affect the past has on the present.
Style: psychological, tense, bleak, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: mystery, vengeance, police investigation, child abuse, death in the family, sexual abuse, child molestation, loss of child, loss of daughter, child rape, neo noir, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, contemporary, 21st century, 60s ...
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Movie in collections
 6.1
 37K
Dragonfly (2002)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A grieving doctor is being contacted by his late wife through his patients near death experiences.
Style: surprise ending, twists and turns, suspenseful, psychological, scary ...
Plot: afterlife, hospital, supernatural, supernatural romance, supernatural ability, doctor, mystery, romance, dealing with death, lovers apart, death, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, venezuela, colombia, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 116K
If I Stay (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Music, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Mia Hall, a talented young cellist, thought the most difficult decision she would ever have to make would be whether to pursue her musical dreams at prestigious Juilliard or follow her heart to be with the love of her life, Adam, a rock ...
Style: emotional, touching, bleak, psychological, heartbreaking ...
Audience: teen drama, teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, love and romance, teenage girl, youth, teenager, love, teenage life, death in the family, dealing with death, family drama, family relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Reservation Road (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Two fathers' lives intersect when one of them is involved in a terrible and sudden hit-and-run car accident that leaves the other's son dead. In response, the two men (Joaquin Phoenix and Mark Ruffalo) react in unexpected ways as a ...
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: loss of child, investigation, redemption, obsession, lawyer, dysfunctional family, revenge, family problems, parents and children, deadly, losing-it hero, cover up ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 37K
After.Life (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Following a terrible car crash, a woman (Christina Ricci) awakes to find an enigmatic mortician (Liam Neeson) preparing her for burial.
Style: mind bending, bleak, twist ending, psychological, offbeat ...
Plot: afterlife, life & death, mysterious character, mystery, couple relations, dealing with death, danger, supernatural, talking to the dead, death, crying, mentor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.7
 5K
Paperhouse (1988)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Anna is becoming lost in the loneliness of her own world when she discovers she can visit another, a house she has drawn herself and occupied by a young disabled boy. But as she discovers more of the links between her fantasy world and the mundane ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, suspenseful, tense, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, supernatural, coming of age, supernatural ability, friendship, alternate reality, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, parallel world, house, nightmare, drawing ...
Time: 80s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Invisible (2002)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A teenager is assaulted and killed, but returns as a ghost to find his killer.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Plot: investigation, ghost, supernatural, invisibility, danger, murder, teenage life, afterlife, missing person, mystery, young heroes, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 197K
Ghost (1990)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Sam Wheat is a banker, Molly Jensen is an artist, and the two are madly in love. However, when Sam is murdered by his friend and corrupt business partner Carl Bruner over a shady business deal, he is left to roam the earth as a powerless spirit. ...
Style: sentimental, romantic, sweet, touching, suspenseful ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: afterlife, ghost, love and romance, romance, psychic power, psychic, supernatural romance, love story, loss of loved one, murder, impossible love, spiritualism ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Five People You Meet in Heaven (2004)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: On his 83rd birthday, Eddie (Voight), a war vet and a maintenance worker at the Ruby Pier amusement park, dies while trying to save a girl who is sitting under a falling ride. When he awakens in the afterlife, he encounters five people with ties to ...
Style: christian film, touching, serious, emotional
Plot: afterlife, heaven, heaven and hell, amusement park, self discovery, life is a bitch, danger, redemption, religious, hopes, world war two, birthday ...
Time: 50s, 1930s, 1940s, 30s, 20th century ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 50K
Don't Look Now (1973)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: After Laura and John Baxter lose their only child in a horrible drowning, they are greeted by strange sightings of her throughout their everyday lives. When two old ladies approach them in Italy with news that their daughter may still be alive, it ...
Style: atmospheric, twist ending, psychological, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: supernatural, hallucination, haunted by the past, drowning, family relations, architecture, mystery, loss of child, crimes, serial killer, psychic, mental illness ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, venice, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
16%
 6.2
 13K
Eye for an Eye (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: It's fire and brimstone time as grieving mother Karen McCann takes justice into her own hands when a kangaroo court in Los Angeles fails to convict Robert Doob, the monster who raped and murdered her 17-year-old daughter.
Style: tense, psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: rape, vengeance, murder, obsession, haunted by the past, psychopath, support group, vigilantism, justice, vigilante, legal action, loss of daughter ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.5
 41K
Byzantium (2012)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Two mysterious women seek refuge in a run-down coastal resort. Clara meets lonely Noel, who provides shelter in his deserted guesthouse, Byzantium. Schoolgirl Eleanor befriends Frank and tells him their lethal secret. They were born 200 years ago ...
Style: gothic, atmospheric, stylized, scary, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, supernatural romance, fall in love, small town, immortality, supernatural, female vampire, love and romance, dangerous attraction, deadly creature, imaginary, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 18th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.0
 63K
Dream House (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Publisher, Will Atenton quits a lucrative job in New York to relocate his wife, Libby and their daughters to a quaint town in New England. However, as they settle into their home the Atentons discover that a woman and her children were murdered ...
Style: surprise ending, twist ending, suspenseful, twists and turns, tense ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, plot twist, riddles and clues, memory loss, mystery, murder, nervous breakdown, investigation, family relations, danger, family in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 90K
Hereafter (2010)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A supernatural thriller centered on three people -- a blue-collar American, a French journalist and a London school boy -- who are touched by death in different ways.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, psychological, visually appealing ...
Plot: afterlife, psychic, journalist, tsunami, supernatural ability, supernatural, catastrophe, forces of nature, dealing with death, loss of loved one, tragic event, accident ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2004
Place: france, london, europe, usa, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: surreal, atmospheric, touching, contemplative, captivating ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: childhood, philosophy, dinosaur, outer space, family relations, suffering, child abuse, grief, hopes, spirituality, parenthood, family problems ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, prehistoric times
Place: texas, usa, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
13%
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The Crossing Guard (1995)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: After his daughter died in a hit and run, Freddy Gale has waited six years for John Booth, the man responsible, to be released from prison. On the day of release, Gale visits Booth and announces that he will kill him in one week. Booth uses his time ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, psychological, bleak, intense ...
Plot: hit and run, murder, obsession, haunted by the past, revenge, vengeance, redemption, tragedy, crimes, hopes, deadly, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, nebraska, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.8
 5K
Audrey Rose (1977)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A man is convinced that a young girl is the reincarnation of his own daughter Audrey Rose, who died in a fiery car accident, along with his wife, two minutes before the girl was born.
Style: psychological, scary, serious, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: afterlife, betrayal, family relations, obsession, nightmare, stranger, supernatural, reincarnation, love and romance, couple relations, loss of daughter, hypnosis ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: india, new york, asia, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.5
 12K
In Dreams (1999)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A suburban housewife learns that she has psychic connections to a serial killer, and can predict this person's motives through her dreams.
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, psychological, scary, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, supernatural, mystery, kidnapping, supernatural ability, deadly, danger, investigation, haunted by the past, woman in danger, hospital ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.5
 72K
Awake (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: While undergoing heart surgery, a man experiences a phenomenon called ‘anesthetic awareness’, which leaves him awake but paralyzed throughout the operation. As various obstacles present themselves, his wife must make life-altering decisions ...
Style: twist ending, psychological, disturbing, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Plot: betrayal, uncover truth, hospital, surgery, dishonesty, doctors and patients, parents and children, conspiracy, surgical operation, couple relations, health situation, cons and scams ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.3
 41K
Fear (1996)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A 16 year old girl takes up with a charming young man who quickly shows his colors when he beats a friend simply for walking with her and then goes totally ballistic after she tries to break up with him.
Style: suspenseful, sexual, serious, rough, psychological ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: obsession, dangerous attraction, psychopath, obsessive love, virginity, fatal attraction, danger, rapist, rivalry, crimes, family relations, teenager ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Five Minutes of Heaven (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The story of former UVF member Alistair Little. Twenty-five years after Little killed Joe Griffen's brother, the media arrange an auspicious meeting between the two.
Style: psychological, rough, serious, suspenseful, emotional ...
Plot: redemption, vengeance, haunted by the past, reconciliation, life is a bitch, acceptance, murder, tv show, memory, ira, secrets, revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 1975, 70s
Place: ireland, europe, northern ireland, london, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.6
 94K
Pet Sematary (1989)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Dr. Louis Creed's family moves into the country house of their dreams and discover a pet cemetery at the back of their property. The cursed burial ground deep in the woods brings the dead back to life -- with "minor" problems. At ...
Style: scary, macabre, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: afterlife, stephen king, zombie, family in danger, pet, pets, supernatural, coffin, back from the dead, indian burial ground, grief, loss of pet ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: maine, usa, new england, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.6
 224K
21 Grams (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: This is the story of three gentle persons: Paul Rivers an ailing mathematician lovelessly married to an English émigré, Christina Peck, an upper-middle-class suburban housewife, happily married and mother of two little girls, and Jack Jordan, an ...
Style: mind bending, gloomy, psychological, bleak, emotional ...
Plot: life is a bitch, desperation, redemption, tragedy, suicide attempt, guilt, death in the family, surgery, cocaine, human nature, unfulfillment, loss of child ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Charlie St. Cloud (2010)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 100 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: sentimental, touching, emotional, visually appealing, psychological ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens, chick flick
Plot: love affair, afterlife, ghost, love and romance, siblings relations, a vision, sailing, unfulfillment, family problems, dealing with death, haunted by the past, death in the family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2010, year 2005
Place: california, usa, ireland, san francisco, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
11%
Crime + Punishment in Suburbia (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This is a contemporary fable loosely based on Fyodor Dostoyevsky's "Crime and Punishment". Roseanne is outwardly a perfect and popular teen. However, her image is hiding the abuse at her stepfather's hands, and she decides to ...
Style: disturbing, serious, psychological, clever, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: murder, high school, dysfunctional family, suburbs, americana, guilt, rape, trial, crime and punishment, obsession, teenage life, youth ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.9
 41K
Trust (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A suburban family is torn apart when fourteen-year-old Annie meets her first boyfriend online. After months of communicating via online chat and phone, Annie discovers her friend is not who he originally claimed to be. Shocked into disbelief, her ...
Style: emotional, disturbing, sincere, psychological, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: innocence lost, sexual abuse, investigation, youth, parents and children, bullying, child rape, pedophile, manipulation, teenage life, internet, family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 5.9
 72K
Premonition (2007)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A depressed housewife who learns her husband was killed in a car accident the day previously, awakens the next morning to find him alive and well at home, and then awakens the day after to a world in which he is still dead.
Style: psychological, mind bending, surprise ending, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: destiny, time loop, time travel, alternate reality, dealing with death, foreknowledge, psychic, parallel world, starting over, death, loss of spouse, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%