Movies like Dying to Live

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Dying to Live (1999)
 5.5
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Dying to Live (1999)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Popular model student Matthew 'Matt' Jannett is likely to get a college scholarship as diver, but the absurd pressure from father, a rigorous cop, is getting to him. When he and his mates decide to go swimming drunk at night, Matt takes off with his girl-friend Rachel Linden when the others strip. Rachel thinks he's in danger after a bad dive, jumps after him but trips, hits her head and drowns. Yet the whole community treats Matt as if he killed her by neglect, he's automatically suspended there's even a police investigation. Rachel's rival Vanessa Canningham now tries to seduce Matt. Rachel's guardian angel Will however coaches her to learn manipulating people so as to organize revenge and save Matt.
Style: surprise ending
Plot: angel, ghost, striptease, afterlife, coach, jealousy, diving, high school student, father son relationship, funeral, ritual, teen romance, falling, drowning, arrest, loss of daughter, scholarship, undressing, swimsuit, drugged drink, skinny dipping, possession, nude swimming, swimwear

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Most similar movies to Dying to Live

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, touching, suspense and suspenseful films with plots about ghost, death, supernatural, father son relationship, family relations, husband wife relationship and afterlife mostly in Drama, Fantasy and Mystery genres. Some movies like Dying to Live: Jamie Marks Is Dead (2014), Somewhere, Tomorrow (1983), The Haunting of Whaley House (2012), A Dark Song (2016), What Lies Beneath (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Jamie Marks Is Dead (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: No one seemed to care about Jamie Marks until after his death. Hoping to find the love and friendship he never had in life, Jamie’s ghost visits former classmate Adam McCormick, drawing him into the bleak world between the living and the dead.
Style: serious, captivating, emotional, psychological, tense ...
Plot: afterlife, ghost, high school, death, coming of age, supernatural, youth, hopes, redemption, troubled teen, imaginary, pursuit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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
Plot: ghost, supernatural romance, afterlife, parents and children, death in the family, love and romance, romance, dealing with death, supernatural, fall in love, haunted by the past, family relations ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
The Haunting of Whaley House (2012)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When a tour guide breaks into America's Most Haunted House, a bit of amateur ghost hunting with friends turns into more horror than they could have ever imagined.
Style: suspenseful, serious, surprise ending, captivating, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, tour guide, murder, possession, haunted house, survival, supernatural, legends and myths, seance, danger, deadly, woman in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.2
 14K
A Dark Song (2016)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A determined young woman and a damaged occultist risk their lives and souls to perform a dangerous ritual that will grant them what they want.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, disturbing, british horror
Plot: occult, ritual, black magic, angel, supernatural, demon, loss of son, ghost, paranormal activity, desperation, transformation, paranormal phenomena ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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What Lies Beneath (2000)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: When Claire Spencer starts hearing ghostly voices and seeing spooky images, she wonders if an otherworldly spirit is trying to contact her. All the while, her husband tries to reassure her by telling her it's all in her head. But as Claire ...
Style: suspense, surprise ending, suspenseful, scary, twists and turns ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, haunted by the past, woman in danger, adultery, dishonesty, couple relations, infidelity, scientist, murder, missing person, spiritualism ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s
Place: vermont, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Last Christmas (1999)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A young boy's dream of finding his dead father comes true when his father visits him as an angel. But things turn sour when he discovers that his father was not the hero he imagined him to be.
Plot: christmas, ghost, father son relationship, past, journey, angel, surrealism, family relations
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.1
 36K
Dragonfly (2002)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A grieving doctor is being contacted by his late wife through his patients near death experiences.
Style: surprise ending, twists and turns, suspenseful, psychological, scary ...
Plot: afterlife, hospital, supernatural, supernatural romance, supernatural ability, doctor, mystery, romance, dealing with death, lovers apart, death, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, venezuela, colombia, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Sea of Trees (2015)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A suicidal American befriends a Japanese man lost in a forest near Mt. Fuji and the two search for a way out.
Style: tense, suspenseful, suspense, rough, touching ...
Plot: forest, suicidal, doctor, spirituality, funeral, suicide thoughts, suicide, regret, loss of wife, professor, anger, rescue ...
Place: tokyo, japan, mount fuji
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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, serious, atmospheric, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: death sentence, fairy, world war one, legends and myths, couples, mystery, supernatural, love and romance, imaginary, unfulfillment, dealing with death, haunted by the past ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: london, england, europe, switzerland, alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.9
 11K
Backtrack (2015)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia, UK, United Arab Emirates, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Troubled psychotherapist Peter Bowers is suffering from nightmares and eerie visions. When he uncovers a horrifying secret that all of his patients share, he is put on a course that takes him back to the small hometown he fled years ago. There he ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, touching, tense, suspense
Plot: ghost, memory, nightmare, therapist, death, murder, hallucination, loss of daughter, train, car hit by a train, toy train, train tracks ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: touching, christian film, emotional, serious
Plot: afterlife, self discovery, life is a bitch, danger, heaven and hell, redemption, religious, hopes, heaven, birthday, world war two, death ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 20th century ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
A Christmas Carol (1999)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Scrooge is a miserly old businessman in 1840's London. One Christmas Eve he is visited by the ghost of Marley, his dead business partner. Marley foretells that Scrooge will be visited by three spirits, each of whom will attempt to show Scrooge ...
Style: atmospheric, sentimental, feel good, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: ghost, redemption, regret, holiday, christmas, supernatural, charity, fish out of water, friendship, friends, coldhearted, disorder ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, future, 1800s, victorian ...
Place: turkey, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Canterville Ghost (1996)
Genre: Family, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When a teenaged girl moves to England, with her brothers and parents into the ancient Canterville Hall, she's not at all happy. Especially as there's a ghost and a mysterious re-appearing bloodstain on the hearth. She campaigns to go back ...
Style: captivating, semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: ghost, redemption, friendship, estate, haunted house, family relations, curse, girl, prank, palaces castles and temples, escapades, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.4
 27K
Always (1989)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Pete Sandich is a reckless fire-fighting pilot who is killed in what was to have been his final mission. Ascending to Heaven, Pete is introduced to business-like angel who instructs the spectral Pete to pass on his aviation knowledge to his young ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, intense, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: afterlife, ghost, airplane, supernatural, pilot, true love, romance, starting over, rescue, tragic hero, guardian angel, aviation ...
Place: usa, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Skellig: The Owl Man (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An ordinary boy named Michael is going through some extraordinary changes in his life. His family has just moved into an unfamiliar house, and his brand new baby sister has fallen ill. One day, while cleaning out the garden shed, he stumbles across ...
Style: atmospheric, emotional, sentimental, serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, angel, healing power, family life, human spirit, family, hopes, suburban life, child illness, wings, father son relationship, boy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
In the Dark Half (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A teenage girl comes to terms with the unexplained death of the boy next door.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, twists and turns, serious, surprise ending ...
Plot: ghost, teenager, dead child, supernatural, teenage life, secret place, dealing with death, youth, in the woods, suburbs, haunted by the past, hallucination ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 ...
Style: atmospheric, touching, contemplative, captivating, psychological ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: childhood, philosophy, dinosaur, outer space, family relations, hopes, suffering, child abuse, grief, spirituality, parenthood, family problems ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, prehistoric times
Place: texas, usa, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.1
 2K
Blue My Mind (2017)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Switzerland
Duration: 97 min.
Story: 15-year-old Mia faces an overwhelming transformation which puts her entire existence into question. Her body is changing radically, and despite desperate attempts to halt the process, Mia is soon forced to accept that nature is far more powerful ...
Style: captivating, suspense, suspenseful, touching, neurotic
Plot: mermaid, puberty, teenager, transformation, coming of age, parent child relationship, life is a bitch, underage sex, female director, broken bottle, drunken woman, wrapped in a towel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Time of Her Life (2005)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Two ghosts, separated by time, who have roamed the grounds of a historic English mansion, searching for each other are brought together by Ally (LAURA PENNEYCARD), a photography student who is experiencing dreams she can't explain and Emmett ...
Plot: ghost, love
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.6
 6K
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 ...
Style: psychological, serious, fairy tale
Plot: secret, schizophrenia, psychiatrist, novelist, book, parents and children, family relations, mystery, writer's life, haunted by the past, reality vs fantasy, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.4
 10K
The Dark (2005)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Isle Of Man, UK, USA, Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Adèle and her daughter Sarah are traveling on the Welsh coastline to see her husband James when Sarah disappears. A different but similar looking girl appears who says she died in a past time. Adèle tries to discover what happened to her daughter ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, scary, tense ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural, missing person, suicide, secret, child abuse, haunted by the past, uncover truth, mystery, family in danger, mind game, mysterious character ...
Time: contemporary
Place: wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.0
 167
The Tutor (2016)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Argentina
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Mona, a past student in child psychology, is keen to put her knowledge into practice. She attends an interview and is selected to become a full-time private tutor to two orphaned children, in some remote area of Northern Argentina.
Style: disturbing, rough, suspense, suspenseful
Plot: teacher student relationship, feral child, child in peril, child abuse, childhood trauma, stuttering, brother sister relationship, old house, teaching the ways of the world, teenager, man slaps a woman, farting ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.4
 45K
Before I Fall (2017)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Samantha Kingston has everything. Then, everything changes. After one fateful night, she wakes up with no future at all. Trapped into reliving the same day over and over, she begins to question just how perfect her life really was.
Style: meditative, bad ending, suspense, touching, mumblecore ...
Audience: teen drama, teens, girls' night
Plot: time loop, teenager, female protagonist, teenagers, redemption, strong female character, bullying, friendship, saving a life, suicide, female friendship, car rollover ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 6.5
 427
Da (1988)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A New York playwright is summoned to Ireland to bury his father (his "Da"). While at his boyhood home, he encounters his father's spirit and relives memories both pleasant and not.
Style: feel good, sentimental, emotional, touching, serious ...
Plot: ghost, family relations, family problems, unfulfillment, elderly, golden years, dealing with death, hopes, love and romance, single parent, bittersweet, human nature ...
Time: 80s
Place: ireland, europe, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Even the Wind Is Afraid (1968)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 88 min.
Story: This Mexican horror film concerns about a group of college students, led by Claudia (Alicia Bonet) who decide to investigate a local tower that has figured prominently in disturbing reoccurring dreams Claudia has been having. The dream also consists ...
Style: suspense, psychotronic
Plot: candle, supernatural, fear, ghost, possession, wind, boarding school, hanging, revenge, voice, piano, rope ...
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 8.1
 895K
The Sixth Sense (1999)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A psychological thriller about an eight year old boy named Cole Sear who believes he can see into the world of the dead. A child psychologist named Malcolm Crowe comes to Cole to help him deal with his problem, learning that he really can see ghosts ...
Style: psychological, surprise ending, twist ending, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: supernatural, ghost, mystery, psychology, afterlife, death, supernatural ability, psychic power, psychiatrist, psychic, life & death, psychologist ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Count Dracula (1971)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Czech television production of Dracula that is very faithful to Bram Stoker's novel.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: vampire, dracula, female vampire, briton abroad, bat, coach, englishman abroad, vampire hunter, castle, wolf, mansion, possession
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.7
 112K
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, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: angel, afterlife, supernatural romance, romance, fall in love, heaven and hell, fallen angel, fish out of water, life & death, human nature, couple relations, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Cemetery of Splendor (2015)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Thailand, UK, Germany, France, Malaysia, South Korea, Mexico, USA, Norway
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In a hospital, ten soldiers are being treated for a mysterious sleeping sickness. In a story in which dreams can be experienced by others, and in which goddesses can sit casually with mortals, a nurse learns the reason why the patients will never be ...
Style: art house, surreal, enigmatic, romantic, no music
Plot: soldier, sleeping, illness, cemetery, hospital, caregiver, parallel world, clairvoyant, love, mysticism, mutilation, self discovery ...
Place: thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Summer Vacation 1999 (1988)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Teenage friends spending the summer at boarding school become entangled in love triangles after one commits suicide.
Plot: eating, pier, jealousy, vacation, rain, teenage boy, flowers, food, violinist, melancholy, flashlight, death of mother ...
Time: 1990s, year 1999, future, 80s, 90s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%