Movies like The Shack

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The Shack (2017)
 6.3
 27K
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, christian, forgiveness, death of daughter, a vision, guilt, missing child, cabin in the woods, depression, hate, husband wife relationship, metaphor, serial killer, angst, jesus christ, letter, heresy, female fbi agent, dancing, journey, rape, religion, friendship, violence, fishing ...
Place: oregon

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, crying, death, father son relationship, food and photograph mostly in Drama, Fantasy and Romance genres. Some movies like The Shack: What Dreams May Come (1998), The Lovely Bones (2009), Reign Over Me (2007), The Tree of Life (2011), Gifted (2017). 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, philosophical, touching ...
Plot: afterlife, heaven and hell, loss of child, hell, life philosophy, family relations, redemption, painting, love, parents and children, paradise, husband wife reunion ...
Time: 90s
Place: battleship
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
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, captivating ...
Plot: pedophile, rape, afterlife, death in the family, loss of child, serial killer, loss of daughter, murder, family drama, heaven and hell, tragic event, dealing with death ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: usa, delaware
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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, self discovery, danger, innocence lost, religious, redemption, cowboy, hopes, heaven and hell, golden years, unfulfillment ...
Time: 50s, 30s, 20th century, 40s, 1950s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 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, loss of spouse, widow widower ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ 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: atmospheric, touching, captivating, psychological, epic ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: childhood, dinosaur, grief, suffering, child abuse, parenthood, family relations, family life, family problems, wisdom of life, parents and children, sibling relationship ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, prehistoric times
Place: texas, usa, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.6
 86K
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, sweet, touching, light, emotional ...
Audience: kids
Plot: child prodigy, school, mathematics, genius, uncle niece relationship, friendship, childhood, cat, teacher, redemption, custody battle, family drama ...
Time: year 1998
Place: florida, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 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, polish, human nature, americana, injustice, society, hopes, small town life, death, surrealism ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: montana, usa, california, minnesota, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, suspenseful, tense, rough, touching
Plot: suicidal, forest, doctor, funeral, anger, professor, marital problem, spirituality, rescue, suicide, suicide thoughts, loss of wife ...
Place: mount fuji, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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: heartbreaking, psychological, emotional, depressing, sad ...
Plot: sadness, loneliness, death, dysfunctional family, depression, house fire, loss, nephew, suicide attempt, last will and testament, family drama, funeral ...
Time: 2010s
Place: massachusetts, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.7
 360
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: school bus, lawyer, laundromat, cake, baking, candle, tantrum, swing, bus stop, file cabinet, panic attack, closet ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, sentimental, offbeat
Plot: aging, childhood, couple relations, social differences, human nature, golden years, parents and children, haunted by the past, mistaken identity, coming of age, couples, family life ...
Time: 90s, future, near future
Place: europe, germany, egypt, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014)
Genre: Action, 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, exciting ...
Plot: ancient egypt, bible, destiny, god, religion, christianity, old testament, miraculous event, religions or cults, family relations, society, human spirit ...
Time: ancient history
Place: egypt, holy land, middle east, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: psychological, serious, atmospheric, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: redemption, introspection, haunted by the past, dealing with death, life is a bitch, grudge, snowmobile, death of boy, christmas decorations, dead boy, murder of son, snowing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ 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: sentimental, touching, emotional, gloomy, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: small town, friendship, prison, false accusation, redemption, church, self discovery, couple relations, hopes, friends, social relations, introspection ...
Time: 90s
Place: maine, usa, kentucky, ohio, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 through hand, communist, preaching, bread, love, politics, betrayal, prostitute, police, lighthouse, forgiveness, church ...
Place: georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.9
 541
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: gloomy, touching, realistic, atmospheric, serious
Plot: small town, family problems, teenage life, small town life, innocence lost, dysfunctional family, youth, dysfunctional character, family relations, social relations, siblings relations, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, disturbing, sincere, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: muslim, betrayal, friendship, redemption, childhood, courage, guilt, haunted by the past, secret, rape, political unrest, mission ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, 20th century, 21st century, 70s ...
Place: afghanistan, middle east, pakistan, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 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: gloomy, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: mental illness, redemption, life is a bitch, hopes, dysfunctional family, family problems, going straight, suburbs, unfaithful wife, anorexia, addiction, wealthy family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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, misfit, urban, teenage life, social misfits, hopes, parents and children, family relations, missing child, mentally challenged, youth, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012, year 1984
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.2
 38K
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, post traumatic stress disorder, off the grid, sheriff, dancer, tent, father, shopping ...
Place: washington state, oregon, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.9
 10K
The Island (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Somewhere in Northern Russia in a small Russian Orthodox monastery lives an unusual man whose bizarre conduct confuses his fellow monks, while others who visit the island believe that the man has the power to heal, exorcise demons and foretell the ...
Style: psychological, cerebral, philosophical, serious, realistic ...
Plot: redemption, monk, christian, hopes, monastery, psychic, sin, god or devil, navy, mentor, forgiveness, russian ...
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
What They Had (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A woman must fly back to her hometown when her Alzheimer's-stricken mother, wanders into a blizzard. The return home forces her to confront her past.
Plot: blizzard, alzheimer's disease, mother daughter relationship, snow, wedding, food, bar, airplane, drink, telephone call, nickname, lie ...
Place: chicago illinois, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.1
 250
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: touching, gloomy, offbeat, emotional, serious ...
Plot: college, friendship, world, friends, redemption, coming of age, partners, buddies, best friends, youth, showbiz, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1983, year 1996
Place: madison square garden manhattan new york city, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 7.1
 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, mother daughter relationship, crimes, bad mother, parents and children, fall in love, custody, family relations, kids in trouble ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california, nova scotia, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, restaurant, friendship, marriage, mother daughter relationship, fear, reading, husband wife relationship, student, money, teacher, crying ...
Place: canada, china, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.8
 48K
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 ...
Style: melancholic, art house, touching, psychological
Plot: ghost, loss, grief, piano, husband wife relationship, house, construction, children, party, catastrophe, destiny, time ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
A Map of the World (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 125 min.
Story: School nurse Alice Goodwin lives with her husband and two daughters on a dairy farm in a small Wisconsin community. After an accident on her property involving a friend's child, the town turns against her and Alice finds herself fighting ...
Style: disturbing, gloomy, touching, emotional, serious ...
Plot: false accusation, drowning, sexual abuse, small town, testimony, friendship, couples, dishonesty, family problems, couple relations, parents and children, hopes ...
Time: 90s
Place: wisconsin, usa, milwaukee wisconsin, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, single parent, evacuation, fish, african american, shrimp, flooding, hurricane, explosive ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: love, love and romance, immortality, love story, loneliness, miraculous event, romance, impossible love, destiny, immortal, single mother, aging ...
Time: 20th century, year 1937, year 1981, year 1954, future
Place: san francisco, california, oregon, arizona, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Journey of August King (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The Journey of August King is a multi-dimensional drama about a North Carolina farmer in 1815. August King, a widower, is on his way home as he does every year after selling his produce and purchasing the stock and goods he will need to survive the ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, enigmatic, melancholic ...
Plot: countryside, society, on the run, hopes, fall in love, master and servant, love affair, heroes, interracial relations, in the woods, righting the wronged, farmer ...
Time: 1810s, 19th century
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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