Movies like The Clone Returns Home

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The Clone Returns Home (2008)
 6.5
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The Clone Returns Home (2008)
Original name: クローンは故郷をめざす
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Kohei Takahara, an astronaut who dies in the line of duty, is legally resurrected as a clone: however, contrary to the scientists’ expectations, he reverts to his childhood memories when his twin brother drowned sacrificing his life for Kohei. Kohei’s clone discovers the body of his former self mistakenly believing that it is his deceased twin. Reliving his tragic past, he sets off carrying his corpse body to the beautiful hometown where he lived with his now dead mother.
Style: atmospheric, art house, contemplative, psychological, philosophical, exciting, offbeat, bleak, serious, stylized
Plot: cloning, twins, homecoming, outer space, obsession, accident, astronaut, doctor, professor, hi-tech, society, reflection, love, life, space exploration, ghost, game, investigation, fishing, clones, hospital, computer, trial, excavation, book ...
Time: 21st century, near future, contemporary
Place: japan

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Most similar movies to The Clone Returns Home

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, psychological, atmospheric and stylized films with plots about society, catastrophe, death, weird, dialogue, storytelling and life is a bitch mostly in Drama, Fantasy and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like The Clone Returns Home: Akira Kurosawa's Dreams (1990), Under Electric Clouds (2015), Stalker (1979), The Man from Earth (2007), Mars et Avril (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, contemplative, serious, captivating ...
Plot: apocalypse, painting, tunnel, contamination, rain, legends and myths, artist, life & death, chaos, rainy, wise man, nuclear holocaust ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: japan, asia, mount fuji, pacific ocean, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Under Electric Clouds (2015)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Russia, Ukraine, Poland
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Russia 2017. The world could be on the verge of a great war. People are anxious that things could fall apart. Evolving around an unfinished building, a diverse group of outsiders struggle to find their place in this rapidly changing society, making ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, contemplative, melancholic, realistic
Plot: social relations, society, fish out of water, misfit, life, multiple storylines, weird, loneliness, military, soldier, life is a bitch, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, near future
Place: russia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 8.2
 112K
Stalker (1979)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 162 min.
Story: Near a gray and unnamed city is the Zone, a place guarded by barbed wire and soldiers, and where the normal laws of physics are victim to frequent anomalies. A Stalker guides two men into the Zone, specifically to an area in which deep seeded ...
Style: bleak, atmospheric, philosophical, gloomy, art house ...
Plot: stalker, scientist, russian, wish come true, desire, post apocalypse, surrealism, future dystopia, human nature, heaven and hell, society, escapades ...
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
The Man from Earth (2007)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An impromptu goodbye party for Professor John Oldman becomes a mysterious interrogation after the retiring scholar reveals to his colleagues he never ages and has walked the earth for 14,000 years.
Style: serious, sincere, psychological, talky, contemplative ...
Plot: immortality, philosophy, professor, hidden identity, society, religion, christianity, psychology, mistaken identity, legends and myths, impersonating, secret ...
Time: middle ages, prehistoric times, prehistory, prehistoric, 21st century ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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 6.0
 757
Mars et Avril (2012)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set in a futuristic environment, "Mars et Avril" tells the story of an elderly musician and his instrument maker who both become obsessed with the same woman. She agrees to be the model for their next musical instrument but then gets lost ...
Style: atmospheric, futuristic, captivating, psychological, serious ...
Plot: love triangle, friendship, mars, obsession, fall in love, musician's life, romance, philosophy, existentialism, aging, genius, spacecraft ...
Time: future
Place: canada, montreal, montreal quebec canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 7.9
 330K
Moon (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country:
Duration: 97 min.
Story: With only three weeks left in his three year contract, Sam Bell is getting anxious to finally return to Earth. He is the only occupant of a Moon-based manufacturing facility along with his computer and assistant, GERTY. When he has an accident ...
Style: psychological, bleak, futuristic, contemplative, surreal ...
Plot: outer space, isolation, loneliness, dystopic future, cloning, spacecraft, moon, astronaut, space travel, space and aliens, doubts and hesitations, nervous breakdown ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: mexico, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 5.7
 918
Real (2013)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Koichi and Atsumi are lovers who have known each other all their lives. A year ago, however, a suicide attempt by Atsumi left her in a coma. Through 'sensing', a type of neurosurgical procedure allowing contact with the intentional aspect ...
Style: psychological, surreal, serious, emotional, mind bending ...
Audience: date night
Plot: coma, couple relations, love and romance, couples, true love, haunted by the past, love, virtual reality, pen, fog, confronting the past, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 8.1
 78K
Solaris (1972)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 167 min.
Story: A psychologist is sent to a space station orbiting a planet called Solaris to investigate the death of a doctor and the mental problems of cosmonauts on the station. He soon discovers that the water on the planet is a type of brain which brings out ...
Style: atmospheric, intellectual, art house, psychedelic, cerebral ...
Plot: space station, outer space, scientist, space travel, space and aliens, investigation, hallucination, astronaut, dreams, russian, back from the dead, psychologist ...
Time: future, 70s
Place: soviet union, russia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Movie in collections
 5.1
 127
Able Edwards (2004)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The story of the clone of a famous entertainment mogul created to revive the glory days of his deceased predecessor's corporation. In the process of restoring reality entertainment to a synthetic, virtual world, the clone relizes he has yet to ...
Style: thought provoking, stylized, clever, bleak, serious ...
Plot: space station, outer space, cyberspace, workplace, workplace intrigue, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, ambition, society, boss and employee, power relations, top executive ...
Time: future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.9
 1K
Distance (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 132 min.
Story: On the eighth anniversary of a cult's failed chemical attack on Tokyo and their subsequent mass suicide, family members of those affected gather at the cult's former base on the shores of a lake to observe the anniversary of their loved ...
Style: bleak, psychological, serious, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: lake, danger, supernatural, life is a bitch, estrangement, terrorism, destiny, deadly, dealing with death, religions or cults, haunted by the past, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.4
 13K
Avalon (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan, Poland
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In a future world, young people are increasingly becoming addicted to an illegal (and potentially deadly) battle simulation game called Avalon. When Ash, a star player, hears of rumors that a more advanced level of the game exists somewhere, she ...
Style: stylized, bleak, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: game, future dystopia, obsession, battles, battle, contests and competitions, fighting the system, life is a bitch, fantasy world, addiction, gang, virtual reality ...
Time: future, near future
Place: poland, europe, latin america, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Rebirth of Mothra II (1997)
Genre: Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Mothra's twin nymphs and children from the city find a lost city, as well as a giant monster that is attracted to environmental calamities.
Style: exciting, scary, serious, stylized, offbeat ...
Plot: deadly, dangerous animal, adventurer, rivalry, heroes, save the world, danger, escapades, space and aliens, supernatural, society, twins ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 7.6
 10K
After Life (1998)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: After death, people have just one week to choose only a memory to keep for eternity.
Style: surreal, touching, stylized, contemplative, sentimental ...
Plot: afterlife, videotaping, cloud, memory, memories, old man, bell, heaven, teenage girl, eternity, destiny, airplane ...
Time: 20th century
Place: tokyo, the philippines, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.2
 17K
Franklyn (2008)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Set between the parallel worlds of contemporary London and the futuristic faith dominated metropolis of Meanwhile City, Franklyn weaves a tale of four souls, whose lives are intertwined by fate, romance and tragedy. As these worlds collide, a single ...
Style: futuristic, psychological, bleak, surprise ending, suspense ...
Plot: future dystopia, mental illness, masked vigilante, parallel world, religions or cults, imaginary, looking for love, vigilantism, society, love and romance, childhood sweetheart, torment ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.7
 21K
After the Dark (2013)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Indonesia
Duration: 107 min.
Story: At an international school in Jakarta, a philosophy teacher challenges his class of twenty graduating seniors to choose which ten of them would take shelter underground and reboot the human race in the event of a nuclear apocalypse.
Style: psychological, thought provoking, surprise ending, captivating, serious ...
Plot: survival, teacher, youth, human nature, danger, disorder, teachers and students, social relations, philosophy, experiment gone awry, bunker, catastrophe ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indonesia, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Butterfly Dreaming (2008)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Anxious dreams, hallucinations, and paranoid reality torment a young math professor in the aftermath of his wife's death in a car accident. As madness, addiction and affairs send the story spiraling towards its conclusion, the truth about what ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, mind bending ...
Plot: haunted by the past, obsession, couple relations, life is a bitch, couples, dealing with death, bone, gambling, death, mathematician, dream
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 4.8
 25K
Godsend (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A couple agree to have their deceased son cloned under the supervision of an enigmatic doctor, but bizarre things start to happen years after his rebirth.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, tense, suspense ...
Plot: cloning, experiment gone awry, genetic engineering, school, doctor, nightmare, parents and children, family problems, life is a bitch, deadly, death in the family, dealing with death ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.2
 2K
Time Changer (2002)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The year is 1890 and Bible professor Russell Carlisle has written a new manuscript entitled "The Changing Times". His colleague, Dr. Norris Anderson, believes that what Carlisle has written could greatly affect the future of coming ...
Style: serious, christian film, psychological, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: time travel, time machine, religions or cults, society, future dystopia, christianity, bible, professor, ethics, fish out of water, preaching, life is a bitch ...
Time: future, victorian england, 1890s, victorian era
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Movie in collections
 5.1
 407
Conceiving Ada (1997)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Emmy Coer, a computer genius, devises a method of communicating with the past by tapping into undying information waves. She manages to reach the world of Ada Lovelace, founder of the idea of a computer language and proponent of the possibilities of ...
Style: serious, mind bending, psychological, stylized, offbeat
Plot: pregnancy, programmer, couples, imaginary, battle of the sexes, prodigy, a.i., twins, frame up, feminism, love affair, computers and web ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1800s, victorian era
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Goodbye to Language (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Switzerland, France
Duration: 70 min.
Story: About a man who’s angry at his wife because she’s met another man on a park bench and they no longer even speak the same language.
Style: atmospheric, thought provoking, serious, stylized, experimental ...
Plot: dog, introspection, battle of the sexes, couple relations, human nature, infidelity, crumbling marriage, love, communication problem, fight, nudity (full frontal - brief), death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.3
 69K
Enter the Void (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: France, Germany, Italy, Canada, Japan
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, meditative, touching, serious ...
Plot: explicit sex, surrealism, hallucination, drug trip, afterlife, neon light, stripper, supernatural, ghost, youth, deadly, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.4
 619
Finisterrae (2010)
Genre: Fantasy
Country: Spain
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Two ghosts walk along the Camino of Santiago.
Style: contemplative, surreal, atmospheric, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: ghost, introspection, on the road, supernatural, journey, pilgrimage, oracle, wandering, surrealism, friendship, society, afterlife ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.8
 450
Bashing (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Yuko is a Japanese girl who was taken hostage in Iraq while volunteering there as an aid worker. Finally released and back in her hometown, Yuko finds herself ostracized as a national disgrace by society that sees her helping a country other than ...
Style: realistic, psychological, bleak, serious, propaganda film ...
Plot: journalism, confined, homecoming, estrangement, hopes, misfit, volunteer, pursuit, hostage, hostages, social misfits, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iraq, middle east, asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Movie in collections
 6.2
 495
Nymph (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Thailand
Duration: 109 min.
Story: An urban husband and wife travel to the jungle and learn just how precious their relationship is.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, gloomy
Plot: love, disappearance, rape, karma, dream, forest, couples, couple relations, love affair, lifestyle, supernatural, human nature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
20 Years After (2008)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the middle of nowhere, 20 years after an apocalyptic terrorist event that obliterated the face of the world!
Style: bleak, suspenseful, futuristic, serious
Plot: post apocalypse, survival, life is a bitch, chaos, future dystopia, pregnancy, escapades, danger, society, babies and infants, apocalypse, distopia ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.7
 9K
Eva (2011)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Set in 2041, humans of planet Earth now live side-by-side with androids. A well-known cybernetic engineer, Alex Garel, is tasked with an assignment to create a robot in the form of a human child. He returns home to begin his work and finds that his ...
Style: futuristic, twists and turns, clever, captivating, serious ...
Plot: prodigy, a.i., robot, homecoming, creator, imaginary, youth, brother brother relationship, androids, androids and robots, genetic engineering, family relations ...
Time: future
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.9
 577
Target (2011)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Russia
Duration: 158 min.
Story: In the year 2020, a group of wealthy Moscovites travel to an abandoned astrophysics complex, rumoured to have enough power to halt the process of aging.
Style: atmospheric, thought provoking, captivating, psychological, serious ...
Plot: aging, obsession, human nature, elderly, social differences, couples, youth, society, family relations, utopia, escapades, fountain of youth ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: russia, kazakhstan
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
20th Century Boys - Chapter 2: The Last Hope (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Set 15 years after "Twentieth Century Boys," Kanna (Airi Taira) reunites with several main characters from the first film in an attempt to stop Friend's increasing influence over the world and continued plans to eliminate humanity, as ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, serious, exciting, offbeat
Plot: adventure, friendship, save the world, rivalry, teenage life, battles, haunted by the past, good versus evil, terrorism, escapades, danger, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.3
 274
Pandemic (2009)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 138 min.
Story: ER doctor Tsuyoshi Matsuoka receives a patient with a virus unlike anything he's seen before. His symptoms include high fever, convulsions, vomiting of blood and multiple organ failure. Could this be a new form of influenza or is it some other ...
Style: suspense, captivating, psychological, serious
Plot: virus, epidemic, pandemic, doctor, quarantine, plague, research, disaster film, disease, society, investigation, danger ...
Time: near future, 2010s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.0
 397
Gatchaman (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 113 min.
Story: By the year 2050 AD, a mysterious organization called Galactor has occupied half of the Earth and threatens to exterminate the human race. Around the same time, the International Science Organization had uncovered mysterious stones that bear unusual ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, captivating, intense, tense ...
Plot: superhero, good versus evil, superhero team, danger, alien invasion, rivalry, destiny, save the world, superhuman powers, partners, heroic mission, transformation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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