Movies like Neverwas

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Neverwas (2005)
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Neverwas (2005)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Zach Riley (Aaron Eckhart) is a psychiatrist, who leaves a job at a prestigious university, to take up a job at the privately run mental institution, 'Millwood'. What he doesnt reveal at the time of his appointment is that this was the very place where his novelist father, T.L. Pierson (Nick Nolte), spent many years of his life.
Style: psychological, serious, fairy tale
Plot: schizophrenia, secret, psychiatrist, novelist, writer's life, family relations, parents and children, mystery, haunted by the past, father son relationship, reality vs fantasy, mental institution, book, alternate reality, paranoia, death of father, fairy, misfit, treatment, nerd, insomnia, dog, mountain, police, cave ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary

Most similar movies to Neverwas

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, psychological, realistic and suspenseful films with plots about family relations, death, mystery, father son relationship, haunted by the past, husband wife relationship and father daughter relationship mostly in Drama, Mystery and Thriller genres. Some movies like Neverwas: Deeply (2000), Awake (2012), K-PAX (2001), Proof (2005), Photographing Fairies (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Deeply (2000)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
Country: Canada, Germany
Duration: 101 min.
Story: On Ironbound Island, native Fiona McKay arrives from Europe with her teenage daughter Clair, hoping that the peace of the island will help the girl get over the death of her boyfriend. The girl finds comfort in the company of a visiting American ...
Style: fairy tale, serious, sentimental, atmospheric, touching ...
Plot: curse, island, memory, hopes, starting over, haunted by the past, curses spells and rituals, romance, mystery, loner, funeral, writers ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, nova scotia, berlin germany
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100%
 7.9
 21K
Awake (2012)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
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Story: Michael lives in two separate realities after a car accident. In one reality, his wife Hannah survives the accident; in the other reality, his son Rex survives. Michael does not know which reality is "real", and uses the wristbands to ...
Style: mind bending, psychological, serious, emotional, suspenseful ...
Plot: alternate reality, double life, family problems, police investigation, car accident, police detective, sanity, loss of spouse, loss, loss of son, police officer, accident ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
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K-PAX (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Germany, USA
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, odd, atmospheric, touching, surprise ending ...
Plot: benign alien, mysterious character, psychiatrist, patient, crazy, planet, research, mystery, mental institution, investigation, hypnosis, alien ...
Time: 21st century, future, contemporary, 80s, 90s ...
Place: usa, new york, new mexico, manhattan new york city, newfoundland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 44K
Proof (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Catherine is a woman in her late twenties who is strongly devoted to her father, Robert, a brilliant and well-known mathematician whose grip on reality is beginning to slip away. As Robert descends into madness, Catherine begins to wonder if she may ...
Style: serious, emotional, psychological, realistic, clever ...
Plot: mental illness, mathematics, science, prodigy, paranoia, illness, university, manic, parents and children, campus, student, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, new york, wisconsin, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Photographing Fairies (1997)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Photographer Charles Castle is numbed with grief following the death of his beautiful bride. He goes off to war, working in the trenches as a photographer. Following the war and still in grief Charles is given some photographs purporting to be of ...
Style: fairy tale, psychological, atmospheric, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: world war one, death sentence, legends and myths, fairy, haunted by the past, imaginary kingdom, love and romance, imaginary, mystery, unfulfillment, dealing with death, supernatural ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: london, europe, england, switzerland, alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Headwinds (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Sarah tells Paul that she wants out of their marriage; the next day she disappears. A year later and Paul along with their children return to his childhood town to start anew after the loss of his wife and their mother.
Style: touching, psychological, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: homecoming, starting over, missing person, family relations, hopes, haunted by the past, father son relationship, brother brother relationship, creative block, life is a bitch, parents and children, driving lesson ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france, brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Don't Say a Word (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia, Switzerland, Canada
Duration: 113 min.
Story: When the daughter of a psychiatrist is kidnapped, he's horrified to discover that the abductors' demand is that he break through to a post traumatic stress disorder suffering young woman who knows a secret..
Style: rough, suspenseful, psychological, tense, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: psychiatrist, kidnapping, murder, race against time, haunted by the past, danger, police investigation, crimes, deadly, confined, criminal's revenge, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 1990s, 2000s, year 1991, 90s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.9
 75K
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, surprise ending, suspenseful, mind bending, serious ...
Plot: destiny, time loop, alternate reality, time travel, dealing with death, foreknowledge, parallel world, psychic, starting over, housewife, death, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 6.0
 65K
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, twists and turns, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: haunted house, riddles and clues, supernatural, plot twist, memory loss, mystery, murder, nervous breakdown, investigation, family relations, danger, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.6
 408
UV (2007)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: During the absence of Philipp, in his house appears the stranger, who calls himself Boris. He says that he was the school comrade of Philipp and it arrived to visit old friend. Boris charms all households and remains to await Philipp. Only one ...
Style: atmospheric, tense, psychological, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: murder, family relations, mystery, crimes, hidden identity, danger, estate, mysterious character, dishonesty, stranger, paranoia, mysterious past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, saint tropez, provence
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Comedy of Innocence (2000)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Today, Camille turns nine. He had sworn that on his 9th birthday he would show his parents the videos he was shooting on the side - the tail of a cat scampering away, a window, and a veiled woman's face - an intriguing picture... Later that ...
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: ghost, family relations, supernatural ability, supernatural, death in the family, obsession, family life, dysfunctional family, siblings relations, missing child, parents and children, haunted by the past ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.7
 6K
The Unsaid (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A doctor dealing with the aftermath of his son's death tries to help a troubled young man.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: mother son incest, mind game, starting over, social worker, haunted by the past, family in crisis, doctors and patients, mystery, mentally unstable, life is a bitch, family problems, going straight ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.4
 2K
Don't Tell (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Italy, UK, France, Spain
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Sabina has a regular life. She is satisfied with her job and her love for Franco. Lately nightmares start disturbing her, and almost in the same time she discovers to be pregnant. Step by step she remembers her childhood spent within a severe ...
Style: psychological, serious, emotional, touching, sincere ...
Plot: incest, dysfunctional family, family relations, pregnancy, sexual abuse, introspection, self discovery, family problems, couples, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, infidelity ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.1
 183
After (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A haunting and powerful psychological thriller. Set in icy upstate New York in the winter of 2002, "After" is about the Valentinos, a middle class clan facing financial hardship--their family stone cutting business is slowly failing--and ...
Style: psychological, realistic, sentimental, captivating, tense ...
Plot: family relations, family in crisis, family problems, haunted by the past, working class, love, confusion, bankruptcy, secret, denial, revelation, evil ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.9
 1K
Class Trip (1998)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A schoolboy Nicholas always worries about something. When he goes on a school skiing trip, all his visions and nightmares take him over.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, gloomy, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: coming of age, friendship, family relations, friends, babies and infants, youth, deadly, crimes, danger, mystery, ghost, teenage life ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, france, alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.2
 36K
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, enigmatic, melancholic, artsy ...
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, reincarnation, wedding, obsessive love, mystery, dishonesty, couples, little boy, life is a bitch, self discovery, haunted by the past, obsession ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Thirteenth Tale (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Margaret Lea, a young biographer, attempts to interview writer Vida Winter, whose health is deteriorating. Vida has previously denied access to the secrets of her life and childhood home. Vida tells her story to Margaret, helping Margaret to ...
Style: gothic, captivating, touching, serious, disturbing ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: haunted by the past, family relations, twins, writer's life, mystery, aging, sibling relationship, storytelling, youth, coming of age, elderly, strong female presence ...
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 8.0
 49K
About Elly (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The mysterious disappearance of a kindergarten teacher during a picnic in the north of Iran is followed by a series of misadventures for her fellow travelers.
Style: serious, psychological, atmospheric, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: missing person, friendship, family relations, matchmaking, journey, guilt, parents and children, friends, vacation, mystery, couple relations, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: iran, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Tribute (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A former child star buys her grandmother's house to rescue it from ruin but her hope for serenity is soon eclipsed by haunting dreams of her famous grandmother, who died of a supposed overdose in the house more than 30 years ago.
Style: serious, sentimental, captivating, enigmatic, disturbing ...
Plot: danger, love and romance, haunted by the past, overdose, neighbor, grandmother, investigation, uncover truth, mystery, drug abuse, family relations, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.6
 4K
Danika (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: The story follows Danika, a woman whose fears for her children are manifested in premonitions of death and disaster. Bierko plays Tomei's husband, while Hall is her psychiatrist and confidant.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: mentally unstable, infidelity, family relations, nanny, psychiatrist, fear, obsession, dishonesty, danger, love affair, parents and children, paranoia ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
That Beautiful Somewhere (2006)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A detective teams up with a young female archaeologist to unravel the mysterious death of a 'bog body' found in a native swamp rumoured to have curative powers. It is the story of two wounded souls searching for healing and redemption
Style: rough, psychological, suspenseful, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: swamp, redemption, investigation, police detective, mystery, crimes, murder, deadly, opposites attract, rivalry, law enforcement, female corpse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Speakeasy (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Two men become unlikely friends after a minor traffic accident.
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, disturbing, gloomy
Plot: family relations, self discovery, friendship, haunted by the past, hopes, redemption, homecoming, human nature, introspection, love and romance, mute or deaf, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 2000s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Caché (Hidden) (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Austria, Germany, Italy
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A married couple is terrorized by a series of videotapes planted on their front porch.
Style: psychological, disturbing, atmospheric, clever, tense ...
Plot: videotaping, suicide, haunted by the past, surveillance, family in crisis, nightmare, lie, mystery, conscience, dysfunctional family, family secret, childhood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Nobody's Life (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 103 min.
Story: It all began with a little white lie.
Style: psychological, tense, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, adultery, family relations, family life, dishonesty, love and romance, couples, secret life, love triangle, secret, husband wife relationship, bank ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, europe, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
I Dream of Murder (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Johanna is a therapist on the verge of a midlife crisis. When one of her patients is found brutally murdered, she takes it upon herself to solve the mystery. But why is this stressed-out shrink willing to risk her marriage, her career and her entire ...
Style: suspense, tense, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, midlife crisis, investigation, mystery, doctors and patients, crimes, therapist, car accident, female protagonist, police, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Skin of Man, Heart of Beast (1999)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After fifteen years of absence, a man returns to his family. Five-year-old Aurelie watches the stranger arrive and develops an immediate affinity with him. Her older sister, however, is very suspicious of the intruder and certain that misfortune ...
Style: emotional, suspenseful, psychological, touching, tense ...
Plot: murder, mental illness, family relations, family problems, estrangement, youth, deadly, prostitute, haunted by the past, siblings relations, carnival ride, killing a dog ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, france, alps, indochina, algeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Donovan's Echo (2011)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A series of uncanny déjà vu events force a man to re-examine his tragic past, memory, instinct, and future.
Style: psychological, bleak, suspenseful, suspense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: obsession, haunted by the past, losing-it hero, mystery, danger, changing the past or future, nobody believes, death in the family, a vision, loss of daughter, mental illness, subconscious ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, near future, 60s, 90s ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Lazarus Project (2008)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After Ben Garvey foolishly turned back to crime, he thought his life was over when he was sentenced to death by lethal injection. But his death sentence isn't quite what it seems, as Ben regains consciousness near an eerie psychiatric ward, ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, tense, scary ...
Plot: lethal injection, death sentence, mental institution, death penalty, chainsaw, mysterious character, uncover truth, rehabilitation, crime gone awry, crime, crimes, paranoia ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, texas, dallas texas, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 2K
Shadows (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, Italy, Bulgaria, Spain
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A successful young doctor with a beautiful wife, a happy child, and a comfortable house finds his life suddenly changed in ways he never thought possible after being injured in a serious car accident. To the outside eye Lazar Perkov has everything ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, suspense, sexual ...
Plot: ghost, mystery, supernatural ability, afterlife, couple relations, destiny, infidelity, family relations, paranoia, symbolism, car accident, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: macedonia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Beyond the Hill (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Turkey, Greece
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In the quiet foothills of Turkey, Faik lives an isolated existence. When his second son brings his boys for a visit, Faik takes the opportunity to pontificate about the law of the land, as he sees it. He shares one unsolicited thought after the ...
Style: serious, psychological, realistic, atmospheric, tense
Plot: family relations, vengeance, farm, countryside, mental illness, intrigue, who done it, manhood, brother brother relationship, father son relationship, family feud, mentally unstable ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%