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Written By (2009)
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Written By (2009)
Original name: 再生號
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A lawyer who is killed in a car accident finds himself resurrected as a character in his daughter's novel.
Style: humorous, semi serious, sincere, captivating, offbeat
Plot: supernatural, afterlife, writer's life, family relations, parents and children, death in the family, dealing with death, unfulfillment, alternate reality, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, car accident, novelist, lawyer, death, novel, alternate universe
Place: hong kong, asia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, captivating and touching films with plots about family relations, parents and children, supernatural, friendship, family problems, afterlife and unfulfillment mostly in Drama, Fantasy and Comedy genres. Some movies like Written By: My Left Eye Sees Ghosts (2002), Somewhere, Tomorrow (1983), Starry Starry Night (2011), Wedding Dress (2010), Dead Like Me: Life After Death (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
My Left Eye Sees Ghosts (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A car accident gives a spoiled, troubled young woman the ability to see ghosts, including one of a former classmate.
Style: sentimental, emotional, sincere, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: ghost, afterlife, unfulfilled love, friendship, hopes, romance, supernatural, obsessive quest, last wish, redemption, supernatural ability, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
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Somewhere, Tomorrow (1983)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Lori Anderson is trying to deal with the recent tragedy of her father's death. As Lori's mother moves on, Lori finds herself stuck, consumed by grief and anger. With the lingering feeling that something about her father's passing was ...
Style: serious, surprise ending
Audience: date night
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Starry Starry Night (2011)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Taiwan, China, Hong Kong
Duration: 99 min.
Story: There was once a young girl named May who felt alienated from everyone around her. May is worried about her mother and father, whose marriage is on the rocks, and she yearns to return to the woods where her grandfather lives. One day, May befriends ...
Style: sincere, captivating, visually appealing, psychological, serious ...
Plot: escape from reality, parents and children, family problems, family relations, friends, friendship, little girl, imaginary, supernatural, youth, dysfunctional family, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: taiwan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Wedding Dress (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Overly obsessive compulsive and too premature, Sora is easily distanced by her friends. Growing up without a father is something she would like to be fussy about with her mom, but Sora is still the one and only daughter of and the biggest support to ...
Style: semi serious, psychological, captivating, contemplative, sentimental ...
Plot: wedding, terminal illness, family relations, parents and children, unfulfillment, family problems, couples, mother daughter relationship, single mother, society, friendship, death in the family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Dead Like Me: Life After Death (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When George and her colleagues get a new boss whose focus is on moving souls quickly and enjoying life without consequences, the team begins to break the strict reaper rules. While her friends fall victim to their desires for money, success, and ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, stylized, captivating, offbeat ...
Plot: afterlife, coma, suicide, dark humor, supernatural, life & death, workplace, deadly, dealing with death, workplace situations, family life, boss and employee ...
Time: future
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Strange Case of Angelica (2010)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Portugal, Spain, France, Brazil
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A magical tale about a young photographer who falls madly in love with a woman he can never have, except in his dreams. Late one night, Isaac is summoned by a wealthy family to take the last photograph of a young bride, Angelica, who mysteriously ...
Style: atmospheric, contemplative, emotional, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: hotel, death in the family, loss of daughter, family relations, ghost, fall in love, romance, couples, photographer, supernatural, death, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: europe, portugal
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52%
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Up There (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Martin (deceased) is stuck in a dead-end job, welcoming the newly departed into the afterlife. All he dreams of is going 'Up There'. But his plans are thrown into disarray when he has to team up with the relentlessly chirpy Rash and ...
Style: sincere, humorous, semi serious, captivating, offbeat
Plot: afterlife, friendship, workplace, supernatural, buddies, partners, misfit partners, disorder, workplace situations, bittersweet, narration from the grave, dead man ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: glasgow scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Manam (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: India
Duration: 163 min.
Story: Radha (Naga Chaitanya) and Krishna (Samantha) are a married couple with a kid Bittu in early 1980's. They die in an accident. Bittu (Nagarjuna) grows up and happens to see reincarnation of his father and his mother as youngsters. The rest of ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious
Plot: reincarnation, family relations, lovers reunited, supernatural, young lovers, parents and children, romance, love and romance, supernatural romance, karma, destiny, clock tower
Time: 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 20s, 80s ...
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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The Way We Are (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The Way We Are is a respectful, unglamorous, and serenely charming portrait of regular people and a Hong Kong town that normally gets a bad rap. It may put you to sleep, but the visit and Ann Hui's quiet touch are exceptionally worthwhile.
Style: touching, psychological, emotional, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: family relations, working class, society, single parent, family problems, unfulfillment, loss of daughter, loss of husband, poverty, death in the family, parents and children, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Heaven Sent (1994)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Eddie, a fourteen-year-old juvenile delinquent of sorts, collides with a car during a petty theft and dies in the hospital. Due to some confusion in heaven, however, he is given three days to clean up his life with the help of a beginner angel - and ...
Style: touching, humorous, feel good, semi serious
Audience: family outing
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Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.4
 108
Never Die (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Chayo returns to her hometown to care for her elderly mother and cope with her death. Surrounded by love and sublime beauty, Chayo has to give up something that as a woman and mother is inalienable. That will be the price of her freedom.
Style: touching, atmospheric, sincere, serious, realistic ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.1
 679
Mekong Hotel (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Thailand, UK
Duration: 61 min.
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Style: serious, surreal, experimental, touching, sincere ...
Plot: hotel, family relations, parents and children, supernatural, reincarnation, mother daughter relationship, folk, world, river
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
A Beginner's Guide to Endings (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
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Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, contemplative, light ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
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Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, captivating
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37%
Sweet Rain: Accuracy of Death (2008)
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Country: Japan
Duration: 113 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
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Duration: 100 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Duration: 84 min.
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Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, captivating
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⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Defending Your Life (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
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Time: 90s, 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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31%
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Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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31%
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Style: sincere, captivating, psychological, light, touching
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Style: humorous, light, captivating, feel good, touching
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⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, sincere, captivating
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⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Policeman's Wife (2013)
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