Movies like The Tree of Life

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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 father. Jack finds himself a lost soul in the modern world, seeking answers to the origins and meaning of life while questioning the existence of faith.
Style: epic, surreal, atmospheric, stylized, serious, gloomy, offbeat, captivating, touching, psychological ...
Plot: dinosaur, childhood, afterlife, coming of age, belief, telegram, sun, tree, meteor, outer space, small town, innocence lost, loss of son, child abuse, suffering, grief, marriage, human nature, sibling relationship, parent child relationship, red hair, spirituality, philosophy, mysterious planet, parents and children ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, prehistoric times
Place: texas, usa, china

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, touching, reflective and melancholic films with plots about storytelling, loneliness, catastrophe, redemption, mentor, death and husband wife relationship mostly in Drama, Fantasy and Romance genres. Some movies like The Tree of Life: The Lovely Bones (2009), The Shack (2017), Northfork (2003), A River Runs Through It (1992), After Life (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: suspense, emotional, psychological, tense, serious ...
Plot: afterlife, rape, death in the family, serial killer, loss of daughter, loss of child, loss of loved one, heaven and hell, pedophile, dealing with death, murder, family relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: usa, delaware
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.3
 24K
The Shack (2017)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
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: suspenseful, psychedelic, sad, philosophical
Plot: forgiveness, death of daughter, christian, hate, missing child, cabin in the woods, serial killer, husband wife relationship, god, metaphor, letter, angst ...
Place: oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, serious, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: small town, angel, small town life, injustice, hopes, society, social relations, human nature, americana, death, surrealism, polish ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: montana, usa, minnesota, california, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 166 min.
Story: Tells the story of Benjamin Button, a man who starts aging backwards with bizarre consequences.
Style: sentimental, touching, atmospheric, melancholic, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: true love, love and romance, tragic love, aging, hopes, child as adult, imaginary, impossible love, life philosophy, odd, supernatural romance, fall in love ...
Time: 50s, 40s, 20s, 30s, 60s ...
Place: new orleans, usa, paris france, english channel, russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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A River Runs Through It (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A River Runs Through is a cinematographically stunning true story of Norman Maclean. The story follows Norman and his brother Paul through the experiences of life and growing up, and how their love of fly fishing keeps them together despite varying ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: self discovery, coming of age, fishing, childhood, fish, gambling, small town, wilderness, americana, bishop, generation gap, boat ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 20s, 20th century, 30s ...
Place: montana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 7.7
 8K
After Life (1998)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 118 min.
Story: After death, people have just one week to choose only a memory to keep for eternity.
Style: surreal, touching, serious, stylized, sentimental ...
Plot: afterlife, memory, eternity, heaven, old man, bell, airplane, teenage girl, cloud, disneyland, destiny, human nature ...
Time: 20th century
Place: kindergarten, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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: emotional, serious, touching, christian film
Plot: afterlife, birthday, redemption, hopes, golden years, innocence lost, self discovery, danger, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, religious, cowboy ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1930s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Hushpuppy, an intrepid six-year-old girl, lives with her father, Wink in 'the Bathtub', a southern Delta community at the edge of the world. Wink’s tough love prepares her for the unraveling of the universe – for a time when he’s no ...
Style: surreal, emotional, stylized, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: global warming, storm, prehistoric creature, celebration, crab, shrimp, explosive, refugee camp, flooding, hurricane, poverty, single parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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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: emotional, surreal, touching, philosophical, inspirational ...
Plot: afterlife, heaven and hell, life philosophy, redemption, angel, loss of child, true love, family relations, painting, rescue, parents and children, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: battleship
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
The Last Picture Show (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The coming of age of a youth named Sonny in a small Texas town in the 1950s.
Style: realistic, sentimental, serious, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: innocence lost, graduation, christmas, small town, coming of age, friendship, high school graduation, elopement, self discovery, americana, american dream, basketball ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: texas, usa, mexico, oklahoma, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 7.9
 17K
Hud (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Hud Bannon is a ruthless young man who tarnishes everything and everyone he touches. Hud represents the perfect embodiment of alienated youth, out for kicks with no regard for the consequences. There is bitter conflict between the callous Hud and ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, tense, serious, emotional ...
Plot: small town, dysfunctional family, housekeeper, rancher, ranch, americana, innocence lost, generation gap, human nature, redemption, parents and children, rebellious youth ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: texas, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.2
 188K
Meet Joe Black (1998)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 178 min.
Story: When the grim reaper comes to collect the soul of megamogul Bill Parrish, he arrives with a proposition: Host him for a "vacation" among the living in trade for a few more days of existence. Parrish agrees, and using the pseudonym Joe ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, clever, talky ...
Audience: date night, family outing, chick flick
Plot: supernatural romance, love and romance, mysterious character, afterlife, millionaire, dealing with death, family relations, angel, romance, doctor, father daughter relationship, love at first sight ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.5
 267K
Babel (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, USA, Mexico
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Tragedy strikes a married couple on vacation in the Moroccan desert, touching off an interlocking story involving four different families.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, bleak, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: nanny, desert, drug use, suicide, death, multiple storylines, deportation, tourist, police brutality, loss of son, doctor, tragic event ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: morocco, mexico, japan, africa, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 8.0
 381K
Big Fish (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Throughout his life Edward Bloom has always been a man of big appetites, enormous passions and tall tales. In his later years, he remains a huge mystery to his son, William. Now, to get to know the real man, Will begins piecing together a true ...
Style: sentimental, offbeat, feel good, touching, surreal ...
Audience: date night
Plot: witch, parents and children, mermaid, escapades, true love, fish, fantasy world, love and romance, adventure, fishing, father son relationship, cancer ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 30s, 40s, 50s ...
Place: usa, texas, morocco, russia, cuba ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Thin Red Line (1998)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 170 min.
Story: Based on the graphic novel by James Jones, The Thin Red Line tells the story of a group of men, an Army Rifle company called C-for-Charlie, who change, suffer, and ultimately make essential discoveries about themselves during the fierce World War II ...
Style: epic, atmospheric, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: war, jungle, sergeant, invasion, commander, battle, survival, soldier, infantry, awol, pacific island, rifle ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 5.9
 58
Levitation (1997)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Sarah Paulson stars as a pregnant teenager who searches for her biological mother, with the help of a guardian angel.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: pregnancy, coming of age, on the road, self discovery, parents and children, child as adult, destiny, dysfunctional family, estrangement, youth, family problems, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.5
 112K
Pleasantville (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Geeky teenager David and his popular twin sister, Jennifer, get sucked into the black-and-white world of a 1950s TV sitcom called "Pleasantville," and find a world where everything is peachy keen all the time. But when Jennifer's ...
Style: witty, touching, semi serious, humorous, offbeat ...
Audience: date night, teens, teen comedy
Plot: small town life, utopia, coming of age, parallel world, siblings relations, small town, time travel, alternate reality, racism, book burning, fish out of water, society ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.9
 511K
Life of Pi (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, Taiwan, UK, Canada
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The story of an Indian boy named Pi, a zookeeper's son who finds himself in the company of a hyena, zebra, orangutan, and a Bengal tiger after a shipwreck sets them adrift in the Pacific Ocean.
Style: suspense, melancholic, atmospheric, captivating, scenic ...
Plot: survival, adventure, ocean or sea, hopes, human nature, teenage boy, ocean, young heroes, ship, starvation, isolation, journey ...
Place: india, pacific ocean, paris france, toronto ontario canada, mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 7.3
 56K
Enter the Void (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: France, Germany, Italy, Canada
Duration: 161 min.
Story: This psychedelic tour of life after death is seen entirely from the point of view of Oscar (Nathaniel Brown), a young American drug dealer and addict living in Tokyo with his prostitute sister, Linda (Paz de la Huerta). When Oscar is killed by ...
Style: psychedelic, atmospheric, serious, touching, light ...
Plot: afterlife, incest, surrealism, ghost, strip club, prostitute, hallucination, drug trip, stripper, siblings relations, unsimulated sex, drug dealing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Toto the Hero (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Belgium, France, Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Thomas and Alfred were born around the same time; a fire in the nursery had nurses scrambling to save the newborns. Because he felt that he deserved Alfred's good fortune at being born into a wealthy family, Thomas conceives the idea that he ...
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, offbeat, sentimental
Plot: childhood, aging, human nature, couple relations, magic realism, friendship, parents and children, siblings relations, haunted by the past, coming of age, youth, family relations ...
Time: 90s, future
Place: europe, germany, egypt, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.6
 133K
I Am Sam (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Sam has the mental capacity of a 7-year-old. He has a daughter with a homeless woman who abandons them when they leave the hospital, leaving Sam to raise Lucy on his own. But as Lucy grows up, Sam's limitations start to become a problem and the ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, serious, uplifting ...
Plot: mentally challenged, parents and children, against the odds, single parent, father daughter relationship, child custody, lawyer, locked door, children's book, social services, parenthood, custody ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.3
 8K
Eve's Bayou (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The story is set in 1962 Louisiana. The big Batiste family is headed by charming doctor Louis. Though he is married to beautiful Roz, he has a weakness for attractive women patients. One day Louis is flirting with married and sexy Metty Mereaux, not ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, touching, atmospheric ...
Plot: infidelity, dysfunctional family, all black cast, tavern, superstition, menstruation, aunt niece relationship, curse, small town, incest, murder, prophecy ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
George Washington (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Set in the landscape of a rural southern town, "George Washington" is a stunning portrait of how a group of young kids come to grips with a hard world of choices and consequences. During an innocent game in an abandoned amusement park, a ...
Style: bleak, atmospheric, stylized, realistic, serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: small town, coming of age, redemption, youth, friendship, teenage life, kids in trouble, children, hopes, society, social relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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The Spirit of the Beehive (1973)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Spain
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War, Ana, a sensitive seven-year-old girl in a rural Spanish hamlet is traumatized after a traveling projectionist screens a print of James Whale's 1931 "Frankenstein" for the village. The ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, touching, suspenseful ...
Plot: spanish civil war, beehive, cat, innocence lost, coming of age, frankenstein, siblings relations, youth, family relations, family life, life is a bitch, civil war ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: spain, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.0
 44K
Rabbit Hole (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Life for a happy couple is turned upside down after their young son dies in an accident.
Style: emotional, talky, realistic, touching, serious ...
Plot: loss of child, death in the family, marriage, family problems, crumbling marriage, estrangement, memory, therapy, crying, toy, parking lot, grief ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Akira Kurosawa's Dreams (1990)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A collection of magical tales based upon the actual dreams of director Akira Kurosawa.
Style: atmospheric, surreal, serious, talky, captivating ...
Plot: legends and myths, nuclear power plant, apocalypse, artist, dreams, tunnel, painting, danger, hopes, child, volcano, chaos ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: japan, asia, mount fuji, pacific ocean, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Gilbert has to care for his brother Arnie and his obese mother, which gets in the way when love walks into his life.
Style: touching, emotional, melancholic, depressing, compassionate ...
Plot: mentally challenged, disability, siblings relations, self discovery, small town, dysfunctional family, parents and children, mental illness, responsibility, sibling relationship, family problems, human relationship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.2
 28K
Rumble Fish (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Rusty James, an absent-minded street thug struggles to live up to his legendary older brother's reputation, and longs for the days when gang warfare was going on.
Style: stylized, gloomy, serious, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: gang, neo noir, juvenile delinquency, coming of age, street gang, youth, going straight, human nature, urban, siblings relations, crimes, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: oklahoma, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Ordinary People (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Beth, Calvin, and their son Conrad are living in the aftermath of the death of the other son. Conrad is overcome by grief and misplaced guilt to the extent of a suicide attempt. He is in therapy. Beth had always preferred his brother and is having ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, gloomy, captivating ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, suicide attempt, guilt, depression, psychiatrist, middle class, grief, coming of age, therapy, repression, halloween, drowning ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, illinois, mcdonald's restaurant, houston texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.4
 2K
Resurrection (1980)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The story of a woman who survives the car accident which kills her husband, but discovers that she has the power to heal other people. She becomes an unwitting celebrity, the hope of those in desperate need of healing, and a lightning rod for ...
Style: touching, serious, psychological
Plot: afterlife, redemption, parents and children, small town, victim, religions or cults, disability, hopes, supernatural ability, human nature, forbidden love, love and romance ...
Place: kansas, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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