Movies like The Man from Earth

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The Man from Earth (2007)
 7.9
 159K
The Man from Earth (2007)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, 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: sincere, serious, psychological, talky, surprise ending, cerebral, intellectual, philosophical, suspense, reflective ...
Plot: immortality, professor, hidden identity, philosophy, christianity, society, legends and myths, god or devil, science, religion, psychology, ancient, legend, memory, anthropology, bible, disorder, impersonating, mistaken identity, challenge, benign alien, survival, church, secret, birthday ...
Time: middle ages, prehistory, prehistoric, 21st century, contemporary, stone age, prehistoric times

Most similar movies to The Man from Earth

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, cerebral, psychological and intellectual films with plots about storytelling, life philosophy, catastrophe, life & death, existentialism, destiny and first contact mostly in Drama, Sci-Fi and Fantasy genres. Some movies like The Man from Earth: K-PAX (2001), The Sunset Limited (2011), Contact (1997), The Fountain (2006), After the Dark (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.4
 166K
K-PAX (2001)
Genre: Drama, 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, atmospheric, touching, serious, surprise ending ...
Plot: benign alien, mysterious character, patient, psychiatrist, mental institution, research, odd, insanity, hypnosis, alien, delusion, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1990s, future
Place: usa, new york, iceland, albuquerque new mexico, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ 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: intellectual, talky, bleak, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: belief, suicide attempt, suicidal, question, one on one, christianity, right and wrong, debate, professor, suffering, alienation, desperation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 233K
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: captivating, talky, stylized, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: scientist, alien encounter, space and aliens, wormhole, benign alien, inventions and discoveries, nasa, contact, space travel, alien contact, mathematics, radio ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, future
Place: new mexico, usa, puerto rico
⇓ 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 ...
Plot: immortality, professor, time lapse photography, breakdown, hiking, stabbed, escape, seduction, jesus christ
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.3
 215K
The Fountain (2006)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 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, melancholic, stylized, touching, atmospheric ...
Plot: loneliness, immortality, metaphysics, death, cancer, tragic love, reincarnation, terminal illness, queen, loss of loved one, tree, doctor ...
Time: future, 16th century, contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, europe, latin america, central america, guatemala
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.7
 20K
After the Dark (2013)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Indonesia
Duration: 107 min.
Story: At an international school in Jakarta, a philosophy teacher challenges his class of twenty graduating seniors to choose which ten of them would take shelter underground and reboot the human race in the event of a nuclear apocalypse.
Style: psychological, thought provoking, surprise ending, captivating, serious ...
Plot: survival, philosophy, teacher, danger, human nature, teachers and students, social relations, youth, experiment gone awry, catastrophe, disorder, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indonesia, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.4
 2K
Time Changer (2002)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The year is 1890 and Bible professor Russell Carlisle has written a new manuscript entitled "The Changing Times". His colleague, Dr. Norris Anderson, believes that what Carlisle has written could greatly affect the future of coming ...
Style: serious, christian film, psychological, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: time travel, time machine, religions or cults, society, future dystopia, christianity, ethics, professor, morality, bible, fish out of water, preaching ...
Time: future, victorian england, 1890s, victorian era
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.9
 89K
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: talky, surreal, clever, psychological, serious ...
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, inventions and discoveries, time machine, parallel universe, party, guilt, paradox, identity crisis, garage, mathematics, experiment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 8.1
 690K
Donnie Darko (2001)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: After narrowly escaping a bizarre accident, a troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a large bunny rabbit that manipulates him to commit a series of crimes.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, captivating, surreal, interesting ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: supernatural ability, time travel, social misfits, insanity, hallucinations, teenage life, supernatural, time loop, imaginary, society, morality, high school life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, future
Place: virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Thomas Jerome Newton is an alien who comes to Earth to get water for his dying planet. He starts a high technology company to get the billions of dollars he needs to build a return spacecraft. A British science-fiction film from director Nicolas ...
Style: atmospheric, surreal, stylized, serious, meditative ...
Plot: space and aliens, supernatural romance, disorder, fish out of water, benign alien, mysterious character, secret identity, alien life-form, humanity, alien invasion, society, culture clash ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 5K
Iceman (1984)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An anthropologist is brought to an arctic base when explorers discover the body of a prehistoric man who has been frozen in a block of ice for 40,000 years. After thawing the body to perform an autopsy, scientists discover to their amazement a real ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, earnest, touching ...
Plot: laboratory, arctic, language barrier, glacier, anthropology, frozen alive, survival, society, human nature, fish out of water, moral dilemma, misfit ...
Time: prehistoric, prehistoric times, 80s
Place: antarctica, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.8
 195K
Mr. Nobody (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Belgium, Germany, Canada, France, USA, UK
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, futuristic, mind bending, surreal, offbeat ...
Audience: date night
Plot: destiny, utopia, depression, teenage love, alternate reality, childhood, surrealism, romance, life changing experience, death, parallel world, love affair ...
Time: future, 21st century, 20th century, year 1975
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Time Traveler's Wife (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Due to a genetic disorder, handsome librarian Henry DeTamble involuntarily zips through time, appearing at various moments in the life of his true love, the beautiful artist Clare Abshire.
Style: romantic, touching, sentimental, sincere, sweet ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: time travel, love affair, true love, couple relations, impossible love, disappearance, time traveler, love and romance, tragic love, age difference, genetically altered, time ...
Time: future, 20th century, 21st century, 2000s, year 1995 ...
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
20 Years After (2008)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the middle of nowhere, 20 years after an apocalyptic terrorist event that obliterated the face of the world!
Style: futuristic, bleak, suspenseful, serious
Plot: apocalypse, society, danger, chaos, pregnancy, survival, future dystopia, life is a bitch, babies and infants, escapades, mother daughter relationship, post apocalypse
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Left Behind II: Tribulation Force (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The sequel to the blockbuster "Left Behind". It is two weeks after the Rapture, and those who were left behind must band together to form the Tribulation Force and will prepare themselves for the worst seven years the planet will ever see.
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, thought provoking, futuristic ...
Plot: christianity, natural disaster, redemption, love affair, clergy, save the world, religions or cults, chaos, journalism, leadership, heroes, danger ...
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 8.0
 10K
The Island (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Somewhere in Northern Russia in a small Russian Orthodox monastery lives an unusual man whose bizarre conduct confuses his fellow monks, while others who visit the island believe that the man has the power to heal, exorcise demons and foretell the ...
Style: psychological, cerebral, philosophical, realistic, serious ...
Plot: redemption, monk, christian, god or devil, hopes, monastery, psychic, sin, navy, mentor, forgiveness, russian ...
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.1
 6K
Charly (1968)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An experiment on a simpleton turns him into a genius. When he discovers what has been done to him he struggles with whether or not what was done to his was right.
Style: touching, clever, psychological, sincere, serious ...
Plot: mouse, experiment, genius, misfit, society, power relations, experiment gone awry, hopes, doctors and patients, disorder, mentally challenged, medical experiment ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Butterfly Effect (2004)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A young man struggles to access sublimated childhood memories. He finds a technique that allows him to travel back into the past, to occupy his childhood body and change history. However, he soon finds that every change he makes has unexpected ...
Style: psychological, mind bending, suspense, suspenseful, philosophical ...
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, supernatural ability, haunted by the past, life philosophy, twists & turns, diary, psychology, hypnosis, child abuse, parents and children, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: usa, dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Movie in collections
 8.1
 96K
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: bleak, atmospheric, art house, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: stalker, scientist, wish come true, russian, cause and meaning, surrealism, future dystopia, human nature, post apocalypse, society, escapades, heaven and hell ...
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.9
 309K
Moon (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
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, futuristic, bleak, surreal, suspense ...
Plot: isolation, outer space, cloning, spacecraft, moon, loneliness, astronaut, dystopic future, doubts and hesitations, nervous breakdown, space travel, depression ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: mine, hawaii, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.4
 70K
Phenomenon (1996)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: An ordinary man sees a bright light descend from the sky, and discovers he now has super-intelligence and telekinesis.
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, sincere, light ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: superhuman powers, miraculous event, supernatural ability, genius, supernatural, small town, goodhearted, telekinesis, terminal illness, romance, hopes, optimism ...
Time: 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.6
 84K
The Box (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Norma and Arthur Lewis, a suburban couple with a young child, receive a simple wooden box as a gift, which bears fatal and irrevocable consequences. A mysterious stranger delivers the message that the box promises to bestow upon its owner $1 million ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, suspense, enigmatic ...
Plot: conspiracy, moral dilemma, human nature, murder, gift, money, experiment, violence, mystery, sacrifice, decision, couple relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: virginia, usa, langley virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 8.1
 68K
Solaris (1971)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 167 min.
Story: A psychologist is sent to a space station orbiting a planet called Solaris to investigate the death of a doctor and the mental problems of cosmonauts on the station. He soon discovers that the water on the planet is a type of brain which brings out ...
Style: atmospheric, surreal, talky, psychological, futuristic ...
Plot: space travel, scientist, space station, russian, outer space, astronaut, mysterious planet, space and aliens, immortality, jealousy, suicide, psychologist ...
Time: future
Place: russia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Movie in collections
 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: talky, psychological, tense, clever, serious ...
Plot: politics, society, isolation, island, human nature, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, hopes, writer's life, state affairs, lifestyle, introspection ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.2
 16K
Franklyn (2008)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Set between the parallel worlds of contemporary London and the futuristic faith dominated metropolis of Meanwhile City, Franklyn weaves a tale of four souls, whose lives are intertwined by fate, romance and tragedy. As these worlds collide, a single ...
Style: futuristic, psychological, bleak, surprise ending, suspense ...
Plot: parallel world, future dystopia, mental illness, masked vigilante, looking for love, imaginary, urban, religions or cults, vigilantism, childhood sweetheart, torment, track down ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.1
 103K
The Jacket (2005)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
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: boys' night
Plot: time travel, supernatural ability, supernatural, mental institution, time loop, life is a bitch, memory loss, haunted by the past, mentally unstable, murder, experiment, psychology ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 90s, contemporary, 1990s ...
Place: vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Fire in the Sky (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A group of men who were clearing bush for the government arrive back in town, claiming that their friend was abducted by aliens. Nobody believes them, and despite a lack of motive and no evidence of foul play, their friends' disappearance is ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, bleak, serious, suspense ...
Plot: ufo, alien, investigation, abduction, friendship, false accusation, danger, police, murder, life is a bitch, kidnapping, desert ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1975
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 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, touching, disturbing, offbeat ...
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, minnesota, california, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 4.5
 304
Ravagers (1979)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In a post-apocalyptic world divided between two groups called the Flockers and the Ravagers, an adventurer and his "pleasure girl" try to find their way to a rumored safe haven called the Land of Genesis.
Style: futuristic, rough, bleak, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: survival, life is a bitch, future dystopia, escapades, crimes, confined, chaos and mayhem, rivalry, heroes, deadly, chaos, society ...
Time: future, 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.5
 6K
Bee Season (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: 11-year-old Eliza is the invisible element of her family unit: her parents are both consumed with work and her brother is wrapped up in his own adolescent life. Eliza ignites not only a spark that makes her visible but one that sets into motion a ...
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, sincere, serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, mental illness, judaism, redemption, coming of age, parents and children, family problems, hopes, human nature, society, family relations, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c., oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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