Movies like What Dreams May Come

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What Dreams May Come (1998)
 7.0
 97K
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 small chance that he will be able to bring her back to heaven.
Style: surreal, emotional, inspirational, philosophical, touching, motivational, sentimental, offbeat, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: afterlife, heaven and hell, loss of child, hell, life philosophy, family relations, redemption, painting, love, parents and children, paradise, husband wife reunion, angel, true love, suicide, husband wife relationship, rescue, life & death, funeral, sacrifice, fantasy world, heaven, character change, destiny, death ...
Time: 90s
Place: battleship

Most similar movies to What Dreams May Come

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, melancholic, sentimental and emotional films with plots about destiny, life philosophy, love, storytelling, love and romance, love story and romance mostly in Drama, Romance and Fantasy genres. Some movies like What Dreams May Come: City of Angels (1998), Meet Joe Black (1998), Mr. Nobody (2009), The Lovely Bones (2009), Wristcutters: A Love Story (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.7
 108K
City of Angels (1998)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When guardian angel Seth -- who invisibly watches over the citizens of Los Angeles -- becomes captivated by Maggie, a strong-willed heart surgeon, he ponders trading in his pure, otherworldly existence for a mortal life with his beloved. The couple ...
Style: sentimental, romantic, sincere, sweet, emotional ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: supernatural romance, afterlife, angel, fall in love, romance, heaven and hell, fish out of water, human nature, couple relations, love and romance, self sacrifice, life & death ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 198K
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, romantic, emotional, sentimental, philosophical ...
Audience: date night, family outing, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, supernatural romance, mysterious character, dealing with death, afterlife, millionaire, family relations, supernatural, love at first sight, doctor, romance, birthday ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 200K
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, mind bending, futuristic, surreal, philosophical ...
Audience: date night
Plot: destiny, depression, utopia, death, teenage love, alternate reality, childhood, surrealism, romance, life changing experience, postmodernism, imaginary ...
Time: future, 21st century, 20th century, year 1975
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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, philosophical, melancholic, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love and romance, true love, tragic love, life philosophy, aging, child as adult, supernatural romance, odd, age difference, impossible love, existentialism, puzzle ...
Time: 50s, 20s, 60s, 20th century, 30s ...
Place: new orleans, usa, atlantic ocean, manhattan new york city, india ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: emotional, tense, suspense, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: pedophile, rape, afterlife, death in the family, loss of child, serial killer, loss of daughter, murder, family drama, heaven and hell, tragic event, dealing with death ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: usa, delaware
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Wristcutters: A Love Story (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Zia, distraught over breaking up with his girlfriend, decides to end it all. Unfortunately, he discovers that there is no real ending, only a run-down afterlife that is strikingly similar to his old one, just a bit worse. Discovering that his ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, depressing, offbeat, melancholic ...
Plot: afterlife, suicide, on the road, depression, death, russian, friendship, supernatural, dealing with death, love and romance, fall in love, regret ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Defending Your Life (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In an afterlife resembling the present-day US, people must prove their worth by showing in court how they have demonstrated courage.
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, melancholic, light ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: afterlife, destiny, romance, fall in love, supernatural romance, starting over, imaginary, couple relations, hopes, supernatural, life & death, heaven ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Charlie St. Cloud (2010)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Accomplished sailor Charlie St. Cloud has the adoration of his mother Claire and his little brother Sam, as well as a college scholarship that will lead him far from his sleepy Pacific Northwest hometown. But his bright future is cut short when a ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, psychological, melancholic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: ghost, afterlife, love affair, love and romance, siblings relations, a vision, supernatural, family problems, dealing with death, death in the family, family relations, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, ireland, san francisco, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A holiday favourite for generations... George Bailey has spent his entire life giving to the people of Bedford Falls. All that prevents rich skinflint Mr. Potter from taking over the entire town is George's modest building and loan company. ...
Style: touching, feel good, uplifting, sentimental, sweet ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: angel, christmas, desperation, family, small town, self discovery, holiday, life changing experience, small town life, alternate reality, road not taken, suicide attempt ...
Time: 40s, 30s, 20th century, 1910s, 1930s ...
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 7.2
 218K
The Fountain (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, 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, meditative, melancholic, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: loneliness, immortality, metaphysics, tragic love, terminal illness, reincarnation, death, cancer, queen, loss of loved one, tree, afterlife ...
Time: future, 16th century, contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, europe, latin america, central america, guatemala
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 4K
Be with You (2004)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: When two souls find one another, nothing can tear them apart. Widower Takumi (Shido Nakamura) lives a quiet life with his six-year-old son Yuji (Akashi Takei) after the loss of wife and mother Mio (Yuko Takeuchi). Yuji unfailingly remembers her ...
Style: touching, sentimental, gloomy, serious
Audience: date night
Plot: afterlife, diary, reincarnation, death in the family, couples, family relations, hopes, love and romance, romance, dealing with death, miraculous event, couple relations ...
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 27K
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: philosophical, suspenseful, psychedelic, sad
Plot: god, christian, forgiveness, death of daughter, a vision, guilt, missing child, cabin in the woods, depression, hate, husband wife relationship, metaphor ...
Place: oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
Wings of Desire (1987)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: West Germany, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Wings of Desire is Wim Wender’s artistically beautiful film about the lonely and immortal life of angels during a post-war Berlin. It’s a poetic journey from the perspective of the angels of which one falls in love with a living woman and wants ...
Style: meditative, atmospheric, surreal, touching, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: immortality, angel, mortality, poet, desire, diary, dream, impossible love, supernatural romance, german, fall in love, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: germany, europe, west germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 109K
If I Stay (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Mia Hall, a talented young cellist, thought the most difficult decision she would ever have to make would be whether to pursue her musical dreams at prestigious Juilliard or follow her heart to be with the love of her life, Adam, a rock ...
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, uplifting, bleak ...
Audience: teens, teen drama, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, teenage girl, love and romance, youth, teenager, teenage life, death in the family, dealing with death, life turned upside down, love, family relations, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday (1996)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: David loves his wife, Gillian. Unfortunately, she died two years ago. David deals with his grief by continuing his romance with Gillian during walks with her "ghost" on the beach at night. While David lives in the past, other family ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, talky, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: starting over, ghost, grief, beach, tragic love, death in the family, family problems, teenage life, single parent, island, family relations, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new england, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 132K
The Lake House (2006)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A lonely doctor who once occupied an unusual lakeside home begins exchanging love letters with its former resident, a frustrated architect. They must try to unravel the mystery behind their extraordinary romance before it's too late.
Style: sentimental, romantic, sincere, sweet, serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: fall in love, time travel, love and romance, architect, romance, impossible love, unlikely relationship, supernatural, supernatural romance, letter, time, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary, future, 21st century, near future
Place: usa, chicago illinois, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.8
 175K
The Vow (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Happy young married couple Paige and Leo are, well, happy. Then a car accident puts Paige into a life-threatening coma. Upon awakening she has lost the previous five years of memories, including those of her beloved Leo, her wedding, a confusing ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, romantic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: romance, true love, memory loss, love and romance, wooing, couple relations, marriage, amnesia, power of love, newlyweds, hopes, coma ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 88K
Hereafter (2010)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A supernatural thriller centered on three people -- a blue-collar American, a French journalist and a London school boy -- who are touched by death in different ways.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, psychological, meditative ...
Plot: afterlife, journalist, psychic, tsunami, supernatural, supernatural ability, dealing with death, loss of loved one, loss of family member, family problems, survivor, tragic event ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2004, 2000s
Place: france, london, europe, usa, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Heart and Souls (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A businessman is reunited with the four lost souls who were his guardian angels during childhood, all with a particular purpose to joining the afterlife.
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: afterlife, redemption, ghost, supernatural, angel, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, friendship, love, reincarnation, life after death, fear of commitment, happy ending ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1960s, 1990s, 1950s ...
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.6
 271K
Seven Pounds (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: An IRS agent with a fateful secret embarks on an extraordinary journey of redemption by forever changing the lives of seven strangers.
Style: touching, emotional, sad, compassionate, sentimental ...
Plot: redemption, life philosophy, depression, true love, fall in love, hopes, tragic event, self sacrifice, sacrifice, secret, life changing experience, vegetarian ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Edward Scissorhands (1990)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A small suburban town receives a visit from a castaway unfinished science experiment named Edward.
Style: gothic, sentimental, atmospheric, touching, surreal ...
Audience: date night
Plot: social misfits, loneliness, tragic hero, fall in love, impossible love, human nature, fish out of water, freak, love, surrealism, inventor, scissors ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Age of Adaline (2015)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: After 29-year-old Adaline recovers from a nearly lethal accident, she inexplicably stops growing older. As the years stretch on and on, Adaline keeps her secret to herself until she meets a man who changes her life.
Style: touching, romantic, emotional, sentimental, dramatic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: love, love and romance, immortality, love story, loneliness, miraculous event, romance, impossible love, destiny, immortal, single mother, aging ...
Time: 20th century, year 1937, year 1981, year 1954, future
Place: san francisco, california, oregon, arizona, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 8.0
 395K
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, surreal, feel good, offbeat, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: fantasy world, witch, fish, escapades, true love, loneliness, circus, parents and children, adventure, mermaid, fishing, father son relationship ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 30s, 50s, 70s ...
Place: usa, texas, russia, alabama, cuba ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Nights in Rodanthe (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two unhappy people's lives become entwined when they have a life changing romance. Adrienne is a woman who's trying to decide whether to stay in her unhappy marriage or not. Her life changes when Paul, a doctor who is traveling to ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, romantic, melancholic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, romance, parents and children, infidelity, marriage crisis, couples, middle age romance, true love, midlife crisis, love story, reconciliation, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.0
 182K
Ghost (1990)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Sam Wheat is a banker, Molly Jensen is an artist, and the two are madly in love. However, when Sam is murdered by his friend and corrupt business partner Carl Bruner over a shady business deal, he is left to roam the earth as a powerless spirit. ...
Style: sentimental, romantic, touching, sweet, suspenseful ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: afterlife, ghost, love and romance, supernatural romance, psychic, romance, psychic power, love story, loss of loved one, impossible love, murder, supernatural ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.4
 10K
Chances Are (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Louie Jeffries is happily married to Corinne. On their first anniversary, Louie is killed crossing the road. Louie is reincarnated as Alex Finch, and twenty years later, fate brings Alex and Louie's daughter, Miranda, together. It's not ...
Style: sentimental, touching, semi serious, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: afterlife, reincarnation, ghost, dysfunctional family, heaven, romance, destiny, unlikely couple, resurrection, fall in love, couple relations, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 80s
Place: usa, cleveland ohio, washington d.c., yale university
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.6
 55
Lovelorn (2010)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Set between the parallel worlds of contemporary London, the deserted afterlife and a mysterious dreamscape, LOVELORN is a story of lost souls trying to save each other.
Style: serious, gloomy, touching
Plot: destiny, parallel world, true love, lovers reunited, chess, redemption, supernatural, family relations, romance, obsessive quest, siblings relations, imaginary ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.6
 31K
The Choice (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Travis and Gabby first meet as neighbors in a small coastal town and wind up in a relationship that is tested by life's most defining events.
Style: emotional, touching, romantic, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: love, fall in love, couple relations, couples, love and romance, destiny, true love, moral dilemma, friendship, life & death, happy ending, love triangle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1989, year 1946
Place: usa, north carolina, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Somewhere in Time (1980)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Young writer, Richard Collier is met on the opening night of his first play by an old lady who begs him to, "Come back to me." Mystified, he tries to find out about her, and learns that she is a famous stage actress from the early 1900s. ...
Style: touching, sentimental, atmospheric, stylized, romantic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: time travel, obsession, love triangle, hypnosis, playwright, romance, love affair, love and romance, supernatural, hotel, dream, supernatural romance ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 70s, 20th century, year 1972 ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Good Will Hunting (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Will Hunting has a genius-level IQ but chooses to work as a janitor at MIT. When he solves a difficult graduate-level math problem, his talents are discovered by Professor Gerald Lambeau, who decides to help the misguided youth reach his potential. ...
Style: psychological, emotional, sentimental, realistic, philosophical ...
Audience: date night
Plot: prodigy, mathematics, genius, philosophy, professor, university, human spirit, psychologist, ambition, dedicated educator, life philosophy, existentialism ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: harvard university, boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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