Movies like The Shack

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The Shack (2017)
 6.3
 26K
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. Despite his doubts, Mack journeys to the shack and encounters an enigmatic trio of strangers led by a woman named Papa. Through this meeting, Mack finds important truths that will transform his understanding of his tragedy and change his life forever.
Style: philosophical, suspenseful, psychedelic, sad
Plot: god, forgiveness, christian, death of daughter, depression, hate, guilt, cabin in the woods, husband wife relationship, metaphor, missing child, serial killer, angst, a vision, letter, heresy, dancing, journey, rape, jesus christ, religion, friendship, violence, fishing, food ...
Place: oregon

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Most similar movies to The Shack

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, serious, emotional and realistic films with plots about husband wife relationship, mother son relationship, father son relationship, crying, death, food and photograph mostly in Drama, Fantasy and Romance genres. Some movies like The Shack: What Dreams May Come (1998), The Lovely Bones (2009), Gifted (2017), Northfork (2003), The Sea of Trees (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: surreal, emotional, inspirational, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: afterlife, heaven and hell, loss of child, family relations, redemption, painting, angel, parents and children, true love, husband wife reunion, life philosophy, love ...
Time: 90s
Place: battleship
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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, serious ...
Plot: pedophile, afterlife, rape, death in the family, serial killer, loss of child, heaven and hell, loss of loved one, loss of daughter, murder, family drama, dealing with death ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: usa, delaware
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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, emotional, serious, christian film
Plot: afterlife, birthday, golden years, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, hopes, innocence lost, religious, heaven and hell, self discovery, danger, cowboy ...
Time: 50s, 30s, 40s, 20th century, 1930s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 82K
Gifted (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Frank, a single man raising his child prodigy niece Mary, is drawn into a custody battle with his mother.
Style: inspirational, touching, sweet, realistic, light ...
Audience: kids
Plot: child prodigy, school, mathematics, friendship, uncle niece relationship, genius, childhood, cat, teacher, prize, redemption, custody battle ...
Time: year 1998
Place: florida, california
⇓ 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, touching, disturbing, offbeat ...
Plot: small town, angel, social relations, society, polish, human nature, hopes, small town life, injustice, americana, death, surrealism ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: montana, usa, california, minnesota, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: suspense, rough, suspenseful, tense, touching
Plot: suicidal, doctor, forest, funeral, anger, professor, rescue, spirituality, marital problem, loss of wife, suicide thoughts, suicide ...
Place: mount fuji, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Manchester by the Sea (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: After his older brother passes away, Lee Chandler is forced to return home to care for his 16-year-old nephew. There he is compelled to deal with a tragic past that separated him from his family and the community where he was born and raised.
Style: psychological, emotional, heartbreaking, depressing, sad ...
Plot: sadness, death, dysfunctional family, depression, loneliness, loss, house fire, nephew, suicide attempt, last will and testament, family drama, funeral ...
Time: 2010s
Place: massachusetts, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.9
 324
So B. It (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A young girl named Heidi who lives with her mentally disabled mother, travels across the country to find out about her and her mothers past.
Plot: dancer, police station, pay phone, taxi, police car, death of mother, photograph, cell phone, flash forward, bus, coffin, hit by a bus ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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, offbeat, sentimental, humorous, semi serious
Plot: aging, childhood, golden years, love and romance, couple relations, siblings relations, parents and children, mistaken identity, haunted by the past, friendship, couples, family life ...
Time: 90s, future, near future
Place: europe, germany, egypt, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.5
 90K
Reign Over Me (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A man who lost his family in the September 11 attack on New York City runs into his old college roommate. Rekindling the friendship is the one thing that appears able to help the man recover from his grief.
Style: sincere, touching, serious, psychological, sentimental ...
Plot: friendship, 9/11, life changing experience, dealing with death, haunted by the past, loss of loved one, tragic event, friends, character change, family, childhood memory, uptight character ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Every Thing Will Be Fine (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Canada, France, Sweden, Norway
Duration: 118 min.
Story: One day, driving aimlessly around the outskirts of town after a trivial domestic quarrel, a writer named Tomas accidentally hits and kills a child. Will he be able to move on?
Style: serious, stylized, emotional, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: redemption, dealing with death, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, introspection, bathtub, anguish, listening to music, reading, beer, food, marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Spitfire Grill (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Percy, upon being released from prison, goes to the small town of Gillead, to find a place where she can start over again. She is taken in by Hannah, to help out at her place, the Spitfire Grill. Percy brings change to the small town, stirring ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, gloomy, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: small town, redemption, friendship, prison, false accusation, church, self discovery, dishonesty, couple relations, love and romance, hopes, social relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: maine, usa, kentucky, new england, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.9
 537
The Dynamiter (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: All fourteen-year-old Robbie Hendrick ever wanted was a family. Yet as another Mississippi summer begins, his wayward mother has run off again fearing a breakdown and he's left to burn the days caring for his half brother, Fess. As the deep ...
Style: touching, gloomy, atmospheric, serious, realistic
Plot: small town, family problems, teenage life, small town life, innocence lost, dysfunctional family, adolescence vs adulthood, siblings relations, dysfunctional character, family relations, social relations, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Judas Project (1990)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: How would you react if Christ had re-appeared on earth today? Would man kind repeat their mistakes or accept? This movie is about a modernized 2nd coming of Christ. Instead of facing Romans there are different obstacles in this modern times that ...
Plot: nail, crutches, resurrection, thunder, old man, fisherman, limp, hate, cruelty, devil, wind, umbrella ...
Place: georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.1
 5K
I Smile Back (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Laney is an attractive, intelligent suburban wife and devoted mother of two adorable children. She has the perfect husband who plays basketball with the kids in the driveway, a pristine house, and a shiny SUV for carting the children to their next ...
Style: realistic, touching, gloomy, serious
Plot: mental illness, redemption, hopes, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, suburbs, family problems, going straight, anorexia, addiction, wealthy family, suburban life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Kite Runner (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, China, UK
Duration: 128 min.
Story: After spending years in California, Amir returns to his homeland in Afghanistan to help his old friend Hassan, whose son is in trouble.
Style: emotional, realistic, epic, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: muslim, betrayal, rape, friendship, redemption, childhood, courage, guilt, invasion, bully, secret, death ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary ...
Place: afghanistan, middle east, california, pakistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.2
 35K
Leave No Trace (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A father and daughter live a perfect but mysterious existence in Forest Park, a beautiful nature reserve near Portland, Oregon, rarely making contact with the world. But when a small mistake tips them off to authorities, they are sent on an ...
Plot: hiking, hitchhiking, teenage girl, veteran, father daughter relationship, off the grid, post traumatic stress disorder, chase, headphones, trust, book, 13 year old ...
Place: washington state, oregon, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.8
 249
Along the Way (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A funny, gripping and powerful drama about the post graduation summer of four lifelong friends and one night that changed the course of their lives... forever. Like Crash , Saint Elmo s Fire and it s inspiration Stand By Me, Along the WAY is a ...
Style: offbeat, touching, gloomy, serious, emotional ...
Plot: friendship, college, best friends, youth, buddies, partners, coming of age, redemption, friends, hopes, showbiz, world ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1983, year 1996
Place: madison square garden manhattan new york city, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Stand Clear of the Closing Doors (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When autistic teen Ricky is scolded for skipping class, he escapes into the subway for a days-long odyssey among the subway’s disparate denizens. Meanwhile, his mother wages an escalating search effort above ground. Based on a true story and set ...
Style: touching, serious, sincere, realistic
Plot: train, parents and children, social misfits, hopes, missing child, misfit, urban, teenage life, mentally challenged, family relations, youth, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012, year 1984
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.2
 28K
White Oleander (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A teenager journeys through a series of foster homes after her mother goes to prison for committing a crime of passion.
Style: emotional, touching, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage life, women's prison, coming of age, murder, crimes, bad mother, parents and children, mother daughter relationship, family problems, fall in love, kids in trouble, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california, nova scotia, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Life after all (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: La vie quand même (LIFE AFTER ALL) is another film in a series collectively called 'Tales from the Orphanage'. The story is simple on the surface (children coping with the sudden loss of parents), but in the hands of writer Sophie Tasma ...
Plot: coming of age, grocery store, betrayal, girl, lawyer, love, judge, soccer, therapy, happiness, pain, loneliness ...
Place: china, canada, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, captivating, psychological, epic ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: childhood, dinosaur, suffering, grief, child abuse, parenthood, family relations, family problems, family life, wisdom of life, parents and children, philosophy ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, prehistoric times
Place: texas, usa, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
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: immortality, love and romance, love story, love, miraculous event, loneliness, romance, impossible love, destiny, single mother, aging, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, year 1954, year 1937, year 1981, future
Place: san francisco, california, oregon, arizona, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 6.8
 46K
A Ghost Story (2017)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Recently deceased, a white-sheeted ghost returns to his suburban home to console his bereft wife, only to find that in his spectral state he has become unstuck in time, forced to watch passively as the life he knew and the woman he loves slowly slip ...
Plot: ghost, loss, party, construction, children, piano, house, grief, sadness, morality, loneliness, death of husband ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK, Spain, USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The defiant leader Moses rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses, setting 400,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues.
Style: epic, biblical, stylized, harsh, captivating ...
Plot: christianity, destiny, ancient egypt, old testament, bible, miraculous event, religions or cults, god, christian, religion, family relations, society ...
Time: ancient history
Place: egypt, holy land, middle east, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Little Accidents (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In a small American coal town living in the shadow of a recent mining accident, the disappearance of a teenage boy draws three people together—a surviving miner, the lonely wife of a mine executive, and a local boy—in a web of secrets.
Plot: small town, solace, telephone, anger, husband wife relationship, cake, bicycle, cooking, gurney, sex, dressing, wine ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: emotional, surreal, bleak, touching, stylized ...
Plot: global warming, storm, poverty, boat, african american, single parent, evacuation, fish, crab, shrimp, flooding, prehistoric creature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: louisiana, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.2
 15K
A Better Life (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A gardener in East L.A. struggles to keep his son away from gangs and immigration agents while traveling across town to perform landscaping work for the city's wealthy landowners.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, sincere, serious ...
Plot: theft, american dream, thief, single parent, gardener, truck, illegal immigrant, immigrants, sacrifice, working class, life is a bitch, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa, mexico, beverly hills ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.8
 5K
Paperhouse (1988)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Anna is becoming lost in the loneliness of her own world when she discovers she can visit another, a house she has drawn herself and occupied by a young disabled boy. But as she discovers more of the links between her fantasy world and the mundane ...
Style: tense, stylized, atmospheric, psychological, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, friendship, house, drawing, lighthouse, nightmare, coming of age, supernatural, school, deadly, supernatural ability, stalking ...
Time: 80s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
12 and Holding (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Three pre-adolescents with virginal and eager-of-signals naivety, hit headlong against monstrous and inhospitable loneliness, in the incandescent fire among the ashes of their own inocence.
Style: realistic, touching, clever, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: coming of age, adoption, friendship, hospital, loss of son, vengeance, family problems, suburbs, death in the family, youth, haunted by the past, innocence lost ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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