Movies like The Shack

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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: suspenseful, sad, psychedelic, philosophical
Plot: forgiveness, death of daughter, christian, hate, missing child, cabin in the woods, serial killer, husband wife relationship, god, metaphor, letter, a vision, angst, depression, guilt, heresy, loss of daughter, death of child, jesus christ, loss of sister, church service, abusive husband, death of sister, offscreen killing, christianity ...
Place: oregon

Most similar movies to The Shack

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, touching, psychological and intense films with plots about death, storytelling, flashback, dialogue, husband wife relationship, catastrophe and mentor mostly in Drama, Fantasy and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Shack: What Dreams May Come (1998), The Lovely Bones (2009), The Tree of Life (2011), Northfork (2003), Enter the Void (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: emotional, surreal, touching, philosophical, inspirational ...
Plot: afterlife, heaven and hell, life philosophy, redemption, angel, loss of child, true love, family relations, painting, rescue, parents and children, husband wife relationship ...
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, psychological, tense, serious ...
Plot: afterlife, rape, death in the family, serial killer, loss of daughter, loss of child, loss of loved one, heaven and hell, pedophile, dealing with death, murder, family relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: usa, delaware
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: epic, surreal, atmospheric, stylized, serious ...
Plot: dinosaur, childhood, afterlife, coming of age, belief, tree, meteor, sun, telegram, outer space, small town, innocence lost ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, prehistoric times
Place: texas, usa, china
⇓ 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, serious, atmospheric, 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, minnesota, california, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 7.3
 56K
Enter the Void (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: France, Germany, Italy, Canada
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, light ...
Plot: afterlife, incest, surrealism, ghost, strip club, prostitute, hallucination, drug trip, stripper, siblings relations, unsimulated sex, drug dealing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.5
 12K
In Dreams (1999)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A suburban housewife learns that she has psychic connections to a serial killer, and can predict this person's motives through her dreams.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, psychological, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, kidnapping, hospital, dream, suicide attempt, murder, mystery, supernatural, supernatural ability, vengeance, mind game, haunted by the past ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: emotional, serious, 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, 1930s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, sadness, funeral, grief, boat, dysfunctional family, mental health, brother ...
Time: 2010s
Place: massachusetts, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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: semi serious, atmospheric, sentimental, feel good, touching
Plot: on the road, native american, obsessive quest, human nature, adventure, family, self discovery, friendship, interracial relations, parents and children, culture clash, death in the family ...
Place: south dakota, usa, montana, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 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, dysfunctional family, closet, prayer, salesman, bible, african american protagonist, coffee, widow, intergenerational friendship, passive aggressive behavior ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 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: atmospheric, suspenseful, scary, stylized, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, school, nightmare, lighthouse, drawing, house, coming of age, friendship, supernatural ability, supernatural, young heroes, haunted by the past ...
Place: 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: messiah, street fair, money, limousine, horse and carriage, funeral, politics, beating, van, police, drunkenness, love ...
Place: georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
I Am the Cheese (1983)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Adapted from the Robert Cormier novel. This film follows the life of a young boy whose happy, if somewhat unusual life with his friends and family gradually starts to unravel, until the truth of the boy's situation is finally revealed.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, bleak, mind bending ...
Plot: teen angst, investigation, mental institution, uncover truth, haunted by the past, mystery, crimes, deadly, secret identity, assassination, mind game, doctors and patients ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.5
 86K
Hereafter (2010)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
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: emotional, touching, serious, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: afterlife, psychic, tsunami, journalist, supernatural ability, supernatural, reporter, dealing with death, french, greed, twins, forces of nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2004, 2000s
Place: france, england, london, europe, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Fisher King (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Two troubled men face their terrible destinies and events of their past as they join together on a mission to find the Holy Grail and thus to save themselves.
Style: touching, surreal, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: self discovery, holy grail, yuppie, redemption, mental illness, friendship, insanity, forgiveness, guilt, radio, makeover, knight ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 4.4
 131
Reconciliation (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: RECONCILIATION is a groundbreaking, provocative story about an estranged father and son struggling to overcome the heartbreaking consequences of their past. Grant Taylor (Eric Nenninger) has been troubled by intense childhood memories ever since his ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching, uplifting
Plot: forgiveness, cross, christianity, hate, gay parent, homosexuality, redemption, haunted by the past, god, estrangement, hopes, gays and lesbians ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.5
 89K
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, sentimental, touching, psychological, serious ...
Plot: dealing with death, haunted by the past, 9/11, friendship, life changing experience, war on terror, death, family, grief, loss of child, judge, therapist ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 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: fishing, death of mother, taxi, police station, crying woman, cat, memory, reading aloud, bus driver, pregnancy, old woman, hammock ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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, middle class, grief, coming of age, therapy, repression, halloween, drowning ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, illinois, mcdonald's restaurant, houston texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
God's Not Dead 2 (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: When a high school teacher is asked a question in class about Jesus, her reasoned response lands her in deep trouble and could expel God from the public square once and for all.
Style: christian film
Plot: christian, manipulation, alternate universe, religious fanatic, christianity, overalls, religion, lawsuit, bible, bible quote, atheist, juror ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, gays and lesbians, going straight ...
Time: 90s
Place: maine, usa, ohio, new england, kentucky
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.2
 12K
The Apostle (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: After his happy life spins out of control, a preacher from Texas changes his name, goes to Louisiana and starts preaching on the radio.
Style: talky, realistic, serious, touching, psychological ...
Plot: country, coma, small town, redemption, jealousy, forgiveness, minister, preacher, christianity, religions or cults, radio station, apostle ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: texas, louisiana, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Kite Runner (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, China
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, sin, haunted by the past, friendship, redemption, escapades, childhood, courage, taliban, guilt, rape ...
Time: contemporary, 70s, 80s, 20th century, 21st century ...
Place: afghanistan, middle east, california, pakistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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
Place: europe, germany, egypt, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
A Thief in the Night (1972)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 69 min.
Story: A story of Patty, a young woman caught up in living for the present with little concern for the future. As dramatic, earth shaking events begin to unfold around her, Patty realizes she is living in the end times spoken of in biblical prophecy.
Style: christian film
Plot: christianity, christian, female protagonist, rapture, bible prophecy
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 4.8
 37K
God's Not Dead (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: After he refuses to disavow his faith, a devout Christian student (Shane Harper) must prove the existence of God or else his college philosophy professor (Kevin Sorbo) will fail him.
Style: serious, talky, realistic, thought provoking, psychological ...
Plot: christian, christianity, teachers and students, college life, college, student life, religions or cults, society, youth, power relations, religion, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, campus, egypt, israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Germany, France, Spain, USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, born in the stench of 18th century Paris, develops a superior olfactory sense, which he uses to create the world's finest perfumes. However, his work takes a dark turn as he tries to preserve scents in the search for ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, captivating, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: obsession, psychopath, serial killer, insanity, woman in danger, dangerous attraction, killings, perfume, corpse, deadly, genius, french ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 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: single mother, lgbt, teenager, lesbian, gender roles, grandmother grandson relationship, mother daughter relationship, bathroom, telephone call, apology, telephone, father daughter relationship ...
Place: manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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.
Plot: suicidal, funeral, doctor, cancer, loss, forest, blonde, pills, mouth to mouth resuscitation, wedding ring, brain tumor, wine drinking ...
Place: japan, mount fuji
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, pride, illness, writing, hospital, regret, alcoholic, child abuse, restaurant, painting, gambling ...
Time: year 1964, year 1989
Place: manhattan new york city, west virginia, utah, lower east side manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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