Movies like The Shack

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The Shack (2017)
 6.3
 25K
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: forgiveness, christian, god, death of daughter, depression, hate, missing child, guilt, husband wife relationship, metaphor, angst, serial killer, cabin in the woods, heresy, letter, a vision, death of child, jesus christ, illusion, abusive husband, death of sister, father son relationship, flashback, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship ...
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, hospital, death, father son relationship, crying and photograph mostly in Drama, Fantasy and Biography genres. Some movies like The Shack: What Dreams May Come (1998), The Lovely Bones (2009), Northfork (2003), Manchester by the Sea (2016), Enter the Void (2009). 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, philosophical, inspirational, touching ...
Plot: afterlife, heaven and hell, redemption, family relations, true love, loss of child, parents and children, husband wife reunion, love, painting, angel, life philosophy ...
Time: 90s
Place: battleship
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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, tense, psychological, dark ...
Plot: afterlife, rape, death in the family, serial killer, pedophile, loss of child, family drama, dealing with death, loss of daughter, murder, loss of loved one, heaven and hell ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: usa, delaware
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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: serious, emotional, 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, 1950s ...
⇓ 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, atmospheric, serious, 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, california, minnesota, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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, melancholic, dramatic, emotional, heartbreaking ...
Plot: death, hospital, nephew, loss, house fire, funeral, grief, boat, sadness, dysfunctional family, brother, mental health ...
Time: 2010s
Place: massachusetts, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.3
 60K
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, serious, touching, cerebral ...
Plot: afterlife, surrealism, incest, strip club, hallucination, prostitute, drug trip, stripper, ghost, siblings relations, unsimulated sex, drug dealing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 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, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, dealing with death, war on terror, haunted by the past, 9/11, death, family, grief, loss of child, judge, therapist, life changing experience ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Sea of Trees (2015)
Genre: Drama
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, rough, suspense, touching
Plot: suicidal, forest, doctor, funeral, anger, professor, suicide thoughts, suicide, spirituality, rescue, marital problem, loss of wife ...
Place: japan, mount fuji
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 6.8
 292
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: grandmother granddaughter relationship, dead father, ambulance, storm, old woman, lake, mirror, grandfather granddaughter relationship, reading aloud, crying baby, sleeping, cat ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, near future
Place: europe, germany, egypt, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Glass Castle (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A young girl is raised in a dysfunctional family constantly on the run from the FBI. Living in poverty, she comes of age guided by her drunkard, ingenious father who distracts her with magical stories to keep her mind off the family's dire ...
Plot: father daughter relationship, dysfunctional family, regret, alcoholic, funeral, child abuse, gambling, hospital, illness, writing, pride, restaurant ...
Time: year 1989, year 1964
Place: manhattan new york city, lower east side manhattan new york city, west virginia, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: emotional, sentimental, touching, serious, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: small town, prison, friendship, redemption, church, self discovery, false accusation, couples, social relations, friends, going straight, starting over ...
Time: 90s
Place: maine, usa, kentucky, ohio, new england
⇓ 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: disciple, fanaticism, bread, charisma, preaching, talking to god, nail through hand, suv, communist, drowning, irony, beach ...
Place: georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.8
 5K
About Ray (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A teenager transitions from female to male, and his family must come to terms with that fact.
Style: neurotic
Plot: lesbian, single mother, teenager, lgbt, gender roles, grandmother grandson relationship, eating, crying boy, filling station, writing on a wall, watching a video, girlfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Place: manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, psychological, gloomy, touching, realistic ...
Plot: redemption, dealing with death, haunted by the past, introspection, life is a bitch, pain, being followed, suicide attempt, farm, marijuana, autograph, holding hands ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.3
 19K
Lorenzo's Oil (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Lorenzo Odone was a normal child until the age of 7. After then, strange things began to happen to him: he would have blackouts, memory lapses, and other strange mental phemonenons. He is eventually diagnosed as suffering from ALD: an extremely rare ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, uplifting, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: child illness, against the odds, human spirit, medicine, terminal illness, life is a bitch, research, cure, treatment, parents and children, parent child relationship, family in crisis ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: medical school, edinburgh scotland, italy, rome italy, washington d.c. ...
⇓ 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, sincere, epic, serious ...
Plot: muslim, betrayal, friendship, redemption, childhood, courage, taliban, haunted by the past, guilt, rape, escapades, graduation ...
Time: contemporary, 70s, 80s, 20th century, 21st century ...
Place: afghanistan, middle east, california, pakistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 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: serious, atmospheric, realistic, touching, gloomy
Plot: small town, coming of age, innocence lost, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, small town life, teenage life, youth, family relations, adolescence vs adulthood, family problems, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 7.8
 1K
DreamKeeper (2003)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada, Germany
Duration: 174 min.
Story: In South Dakota, in an Indian reservation, an old storyteller Indian asks his grandson Shane, who is in trouble owing money to some bad guys, to take his old pony and him to Albuquerque to the great powwow, an Indian meeting. While traveling, ...
Style: atmospheric, semi serious, sentimental, feel good, touching
Plot: on the road, native american, obsessive quest, adventure, human nature, self discovery, family, friendship, interracial relations, parents and children, culture clash, death in the family ...
Place: south dakota, usa, montana, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 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: serious, gloomy, touching, realistic
Plot: mental illness, suburbs, wealthy family, addiction, family problems, going straight, redemption, dysfunctional family, hopes, life is a bitch, suburban life, anal sex ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.6
 80K
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: mathematics, school, child prodigy, friendship, childhood, uncle niece relationship, genius, cat, family drama, custody battle, redemption, destiny ...
Time: year 1998
Place: florida, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Trump Prophecy (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The true story about fireman and public servant Mark Taylor who heard a special message from God about change in our nation. When Mary Colbert, a networker and connector of Christian ministries, heard Mark's message she felt called to start a ...
Style: christian film, based on true events
Plot: prayer, christian, god, nightmare, superstition, folklore, fire, firefighter, election, christianity, retirement, journal ...
Place: america
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.2
 30K
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: father daughter relationship, veteran, hiking, hitchhiking, teenage girl, off the grid, post traumatic stress disorder, forest, social services, starting a fire, farmer, campfire ...
Place: washington state, oregon, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 7.7
 9K
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, disneyland, cloud, old man, teenage girl, bell, airplane, destiny, human nature ...
Time: 20th century
Place: kindergarten, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.4
 11K
War Room (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The family-friendly movie explores the transformational role prayer plays in the lives of the Jordan family. Tony and Elizabeth Jordan, a middle-class couple who seemingly have it all – great jobs, a beautiful daughter, their dream home. But ...
Style: biblical, christian film, inspirational, touching, earnest ...
Plot: christian, propaganda, closet, dysfunctional family, prayer, african american protagonist, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, passive aggressive behavior, confession, african american ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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, disturbing, serious, realistic, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage life, coming of age, women's prison, prison, murder, poison, bad mother, artist, crimes, love and romance, parents and children, custody ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, nova scotia, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, grief, middle class, coming of age, therapy, repression, halloween, drowning ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, houston texas, texas, illinois, mcdonald's restaurant ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Down in the Delta (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Rosa Lynn sends her druggie daughter Loretta and her children Thomas and Tracy away from the big city to live with their uncle Earl in the ancestral home in rural Mississippi. Earl puts Loretta to work in his restaurant, Just Chicken, while also ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: farm, single parent, drugs/alcohol, dysfunctional family, starting over, parents and children, family in crisis, family life, family relations, rehabilitation, human nature, addiction ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: mississippi, usa, atlanta georgia, alabama, chicago illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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: serious, emotional, gloomy, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: college, friendship, world, buddies, coming of age, youth, friends, best friends, redemption, showbiz, hopes, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1983, year 1996
Place: connecticut, madison square garden manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.5
 6K
Bee Season (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: 11-year-old Eliza is the invisible element of her family unit: her parents are both consumed with work and her brother is wrapped up in his own adolescent life. Eliza ignites not only a spark that makes her visible but one that sets into motion a ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, touching, thought provoking ...
Plot: judaism, dysfunctional family, mental illness, redemption, parents and children, coming of age, family problems, hopes, society, family relations, human nature, religion ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c., oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%