Movies like The Man from Earth

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The Man from Earth (2007)
 7.9
 188K
The Man from Earth (2007)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An impromptu goodbye party for Professor John Oldman becomes a mysterious interrogation after the retiring scholar reveals to his colleagues he never ages and has walked the earth for 14,000 years.
Style: philosophical, sincere, psychological, serious, thought provoking, cerebral, suspense, twist ending, mind bending, talky ...
Plot: philosophy, immortality, religion, society, professor, atheism, hidden identity, christianity, twists and turns, legend, friendship, heart attack, mistaken identity, god, god or devil, impersonating, psychology, legends and myths, secret, bible, immortal, anarchist, consciousness, catastrophe, alien ...
Time: future, prehistoric times, prehistory, middle ages, contemporary, 21st century, stone age ...

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Most similar movies to The Man from Earth

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out visually appealing, thought provoking, intellectual and weird films with plots about storytelling, existentialism, first contact, mentor, dialogue, catastrophe and philosophy mostly in Drama, Sci-Fi and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Man from Earth: K-PAX (2001), The Sunset Limited (2011), Mr. Nobody (2009), Contact (1997), Moon (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.4
 185K
K-PAX (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Prot is a patient at a mental hospital who claims to be from a far away Planet. His psychiatrist tries to help him, only to begin to doubt his own explanations.
Style: psychological, touching, surprise ending, atmospheric, sentimental ...
Plot: extraterrestrial, alien, patient, psychiatrist, mysterious character, planet, mental institution, hypnosis, science, investigation, mental illness, mystery ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 80s
Place: usa, new york, newfoundland, greenland, albuquerque new mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Sunset Limited (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Based on the play of the same name by Pulitzer Prize Winner Cormac McCarthy, this searing two-character drama mixes humor and pathos while examining the relationship between strangers who are brought together by desperate circumstances. Set in a New ...
Style: thought provoking, talky, philosophical, intellectual, bleak ...
Plot: atheism, psychology, suicide attempt, religion, atheist, faith, bible, suffering, suicide, alone in the world, character study, multiple storylines ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 7.8
 234K
Mr. Nobody (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Belgium, Germany, Canada, France, UK, Luxembourg, USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Nemo Nobody leads an ordinary existence with his wife and 3 children; one day, he wakes up as a mortal centenarian in the year 2092.
Style: psychological, thought provoking, surreal, philosophical, mind bending ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: time, alternate reality, destiny, philosophy, surrealism, utopia, depression, love and romance, butterfly effect, life changing experience, multiple outcomes, quantum physics ...
Time: future, year 1975, 21st century, 20th century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Man from Earth: Holocene (2017)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: 14,000 year-old "Man from Earth" John Oldman, now teaching in northern California, realizes that not only is he finally starting to age, but four students have discovered his deepest secret, putting his life in grave danger and potentially ...
Style: captivating, serious, exciting, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: immortality, seduction, escape, professor, secret, hidden identity, eternal life, college professor, hidden truth, caveman, mystery, characters in danger ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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 7.5
 276K
Contact (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Contact is a science fiction film about an encounter with alien intelligence. Based on the novel by Carl Sagan the film starred Jodie Foster as the one chosen scientist who must make some difficult decisions between her beliefs, the truth, and ...
Style: philosophical, inspirational, cerebral, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: science, nasa, alien encounter, space travel, scientist, space and aliens, alien contact, first contact, benign alien, religion, intelligence, alien ...
Time: future, 90s, 20th century
Place: puerto rico, new mexico, washington d.c., usa, florida ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.8
 360K
Moon (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: With only three weeks left in his three year contract, Sam Bell is getting anxious to finally return to Earth. He is the only occupant of a Moon-based manufacturing facility along with his computer and assistant, GERTY. When he has an accident ...
Style: psychological, philosophical, suspense, bleak, futuristic ...
Plot: isolation, moon, astronaut, loneliness, space travel, cloning, dystopic future, solitude, twists and turns, distopia, technology, spacecraft ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: hawaii, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.2
 240K
The Fountain (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Spanning over one thousand years, and three parallel stories, The Fountain is a story of love, death, spirituality, and the fragility of our existence in this world.
Style: surreal, philosophical, melancholic, artsy, atmospheric ...
Plot: metaphysics, afterlife, spirituality, death, immortality, love, buddhism, cancer, multiple storylines, reincarnation, loneliness, surrealism ...
Time: future, 16th century, 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe, latin america, guatemala, central america
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.6
 3K
Mindwalk (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A US politician visits his poet friend in Mont. St. Michael, France. While walking through the medieval island discussing their philosophies of life they happen upon Sonja, a scientist in recluse, who joins in their conversation. The two men listen ...
Style: philosophical, psychological, talky, sexy, intellectual ...
Plot: philosophy, politics, island, isolation, life, environment, technology, scientist, science, art, alternate reality, existentialism ...
Time: future, 80s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.3
 179K
Pi (1998)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The debut film from Darren Aronofsky in which a mathematical genius Maximilian Cohen discovers a link in the connection between numbers and reality and thus believes he can predict the future.
Style: surreal, psychological, mind bending, cerebral, philosophical ...
Plot: mathematics, insanity, paranoia, obsession, conspiracy, computer, cyberpunk, surrealism, rabbi, torah, jewish, surveillance ...
Time: future, 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 129K
Coherence (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: On the night a comet is passing near Earth, eight friends at a dinner party experience a troubling chain of reality bending events. When the power goes out, they discover that the only house on the street left with power also holds many secrets.
Style: psychological, mind bending, suspenseful, tense, confusing ...
Plot: twists and turns, parallel world, alternate reality, parallel universe, time loop, disorder, comet, friends, paranoia, dinner party, confinement indoors, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, future, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 693K
Arrival (2016)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Taking place after alien crafts land around the world, an expert linguist is recruited by the military to determine whether they come in peace or are a threat.
Style: psychological, intellectual, philosophical, enigmatic, twist ending ...
Plot: alien, first contact, linguist, time, extraterrestrial, science, alien race, alien contact, scientist, female protagonist, alien creature, ufo ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: montana, china, massachusetts, venezuela, russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.5
 130K
Doubt (2008)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In 1964, a Catholic school nun questions a priest's ambiguous relationship with a troubled young student, suspecting him of abuse. He denies the charges, and much of the film's quick-fire dialogue tackles themes of religion, morality, and ...
Style: suspense, sincere, enigmatic, depressing, bleak ...
Plot: priest, clergy, sexual abuse, nun, guilt, teacher, pedophilia, pedophile, religion, school, suspicion, life is a bitch ...
Time: 60s, victorian era, year 1964, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 146 min.
Story: A robotic boy, the first programmed to love, David is adopted as a test case by a Cybertronics employee and his wife. Though he gradually becomes their child, a series of unexpected circumstances make this life impossible for David. Without final ...
Style: thought provoking, philosophical, fairy tale, captivating, atmospheric ...
Audience: kids
Plot: artificial intelligence, distopia, cyberpunk, androids and robots, robot, a.i., future dystopia, adoption, imagination, end of the world, androids, boy ...
Time: future, 22nd century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, brooklyn new york city, coney island brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.5
 522K
Source Code (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, France, Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Decorated soldier Captain Colter Stevens wakes up in the body of an unknown man, discovering he's involved in a mission to find the bomber of a Chicago commuter train. He learns he's part of a top-secret experimental program that enables ...
Style: suspense, surprise ending, mind bending, clever, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, time loop, train, destiny, bomb, save the day, alternate reality, memory, twists and turns, changing the past or future, parallel universe, death ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, afghanistan, chicago illinois, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Youth Without Youth (2007)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Romania, France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A love story wrapped in a mystery. Set in Europe before WWII, professor of language and philosophy Dominic Matei is struck by lightning and ages backwards from 70 to 40 in a week, attracting the world and the Nazis. While on the run, the professor ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, psychological, cerebral, melancholic ...
Plot: hospital, destiny, nudity (full frontal - brief), existentialism, world war two, life philosophy, life & death, supernatural, philosophy, dream, secret identity, new identity ...
Time: 1930s, 50s, 70s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: india, romania, malta, nepal, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.7
 70K
Open Your Eyes (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Spain, France, Italy
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A very handsome man finds the love of his life, but he suffers an accident and needs to have his face rebuilt by surgery after it is severely disfigured.
Style: psychological, surreal, atmospheric, enigmatic, suspenseful ...
Plot: paranoia, disfigurement, psychiatrist, nightmare, dreams, memory loss, love, mystery, jealousy, love triangle, car accident, suicide ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: spain, madrid, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.1
 114K
The Jacket (2005)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A military veteran goes on a journey into the future, where he can foresee his death and is left with questions that could save his life and those he loves.
Style: psychological, surreal, enigmatic, mind bending, tricky ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night
Plot: time travel, psychology, time loop, memory loss, mental institution, supernatural, murder, hallucination, supernatural ability, amnesia, disorder, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, future, 90s, 2000s, 20th century ...
Place: vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Quiet Earth (1985)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After a top-secret experiment misfires, a scientist may be the only man left alive in the world.
Style: philosophical, surreal, mind bending, atmospheric, apocalyptic ...
Plot: post apocalypse, apocalypse, alone, end of the world, male nudity, distopia, disaster, vestiges of humanity, love triangle, experiment, survival, cyberpunk ...
Time: future
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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The Bothersome Man (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Norway, Iceland
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Forty-year-old Andreas arrives in a strange city with no memory of how he got there. He is presented with a job, an apartment - even a wife. But before long, Andreas notices that something is wrong. Andreas makes an attempt to escape the city, but ...
Style: surreal, enigmatic, psychological, philosophical, art house ...
Plot: exile, suicide attempt, accountant, crimes, nightmare, alone in the world, emotionless, parallel universe, new job, mystery, isolation, confined ...
Time: contemporary, future
Place: argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Zero Theorem (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, Romania, France, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A computer hacker's goal to discover the reason for human existence continually finds his work interrupted thanks to the Management; this time, they send a teenager and lusty love interest to distract him.
Style: surreal, philosophical, thought provoking, cerebral, meditative ...
Plot: loneliness, computers and web, computer system, computer genius, computer, distopia, escape from reality, cyberpunk, hacker, virtual reality, uncover truth, society ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.8
 22K
Ink (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Invisible forces exert power over us in our sleep. A mercenary named Ink, on a literal nightmare mission, captures the spirit of 8-year-old Emma in the dream world. To save her, the dream-givers marshal all their resources, focusing on saving the ...
Style: surreal, dark fantasy, enigmatic, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: another dimension, parallel universe, good versus evil, imagination, supernatural, father daughter relationship, parent child relationship, time paradox, alternate reality, nightmare, mind control, imaginary kingdom ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.4
 363K
Cloud Atlas (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Hong Kong, Singapore, China
Duration: 172 min.
Story: A set of six nested stories spanning time between the 19th century and a distant post-apocalyptic future. Cloud Atlas explores how the actions and consequences of individual lives impact one another throughout the past, the present and the future. ...
Style: thought provoking, psychological, futuristic, surreal, enigmatic ...
Plot: distopia, reincarnation, dystopic future, destiny, life & death, multiple storylines, life philosophy, human nature, karma, tribe, post apocalypse, utopia ...
Time: future, 20th century, year 1975, year 1936, distant future ...
Place: san francisco, belgium, seoul, south korea, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.8
 108K
Primer (2004)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Friends and fledgling entrepreneurs invent a device in their garage which reduces the apparent mass of any object placed inside it, but they discover that it has some highly unexpected capabilities - ones that could enable them to do and to have ...
Style: confusing, philosophical, surreal, psychological, thought provoking ...
Plot: time travel, time loop, time machine, parallel universe, changing the past or future, changing the future, inventor, twists and turns, mathematics, time, science, paradox ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 8.1
 135K
Stalker (1979)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 162 min.
Story: Near a gray and unnamed city is the Zone, a place guarded by barbed wire and soldiers, and where the normal laws of physics are victim to frequent anomalies. A Stalker guides two men into the Zone, specifically to an area in which deep seeded ...
Style: philosophical, atmospheric, art house, thought provoking, bleak ...
Plot: stalker, post apocalypse, distopia, human nature, surrealism, wish come true, russian, society, escapades, future dystopia, existentialism, scientist ...
Time: future
Place: ussr, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
13%
 7.2
 232K
Cube (1997)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Seven strangers are taken out of their daily lives and placed mysteriously in a deadly cube where they all agree they must find their way out.
Style: psychological, surreal, suspenseful, mind bending, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, isolation, trapped, trap, mathematics, escape, maze, claustrophobia, group of strangers, death, survival horror, psychology ...
Time: 90s, future, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.4
 72K
Europa Report (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A crew of international astronauts are sent on a private mission to Jupiter's fourth moon.
Style: psychological, tense, suspense, cerebral, suspenseful ...
Plot: found footage, space travel, spacecraft, alien, space exploration, astronaut, survival, distant planet, moon, spacewalk, monster, self discovery ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century, 50s, year 1972
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.3
 5K
The Rapture (1991)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A lonely telephone operator leading an empty, amoral life finds God — only to have her faith continually tested in ways beyond what she could have imagined.
Style: disturbing, surreal, thought provoking, psychological, stylized ...
Plot: end of the world, religion, mother daughter relationship, religious conversion, murder, faith, christian, religion and supernatural, religions or cults, family relations, family problems, distopia ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.0
 57K
Circle (2015)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Could you trust a jury of your peers with your life? The contestants of a mysterious death game must make harrowing decisions as they strategize for survival in this psychological sci-fi thriller.
Style: psychological, twist ending, suspense, suspenseful, talky ...
Plot: morality, survival, twists and turns, execution, prejudice, plot twist, life & death, death, stranger, survival horror, game of death, sole survivor ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Sound of My Voice (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A journalist and his girlfriend get pulled in while they investigate a cult whose leader claims to be from the future.
Style: psychological, thought provoking, surreal, tense, enigmatic ...
Plot: cult, cult leader, time travel, manipulation, twists and turns, religions or cults, brainwashing, investigation, journalist, mystery, uncover truth, exploitation ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.9
 269K
Vanilla Sky (2001)
Genre: Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Spain
Duration: 136 min.
Story: David Aames has it all: wealth, good looks and gorgeous women on his arm. But just as he begins falling for the warmhearted Sofia, his face is horribly disfigured in a car accident. That's just the beginning of his troubles as the lines between ...
Style: psychological, surreal, philosophical, twist ending, enigmatic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: surrealism, hallucination, virtual reality, mind game, love, disfigurement, obsession, tragic love, lost love, alternate reality, love and romance, psychology ...
Time: future, 22nd century, contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%