Movies like The Shack

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The Shack (2017)
 6.3
 31K
The Shack (2017)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada, Hong Kong
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, christian film, psychedelic, sad, suspenseful
Plot: god, christian, forgiveness, death of daughter, guilt, a vision, depression, missing child, hate, cabin in the woods, husband wife relationship, anger, metaphor, singing, singer, chase, father son relationship, confession, friend, friendship, prayer, letter, serial killer, angst, heresy ...
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, emotional, serious and realistic films with plots about husband wife relationship, father son relationship, redemption, family relations, death, hospital and prayer mostly in Drama, Fantasy and Romance genres. Some movies like The Shack: What Dreams May Come (1998), The Lovely Bones (2009), Gifted (2017), The Tree of Life (2011), The Age of Adaline (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: philosophical, touching, surreal, inspirational, emotional ...
Plot: afterlife, redemption, heaven and hell, life philosophy, hell, loss of child, life & death, husband wife reunion, family relations, painting, angel, destiny ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: psychological, emotional, tense, bleak, surreal ...
Plot: pedophile, afterlife, rape, loss of child, death in the family, family drama, loss of daughter, dealing with death, serial killer, child rape, tragic event, neighbor ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: usa, pennsylvania, united states, delaware
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 7.6
 100K
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, emotional, light ...
Audience: kids, girls' night
Plot: child prodigy, genius, school, childhood, mathematics, uncle niece relationship, teacher, girl, child custody, friendship, family, happiness ...
Time: year 1998
Place: florida, boston, california
⇓ 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: christian film, touching, serious, emotional
Plot: afterlife, heaven, heaven and hell, amusement park, self discovery, life is a bitch, danger, redemption, religious, hopes, world war two, birthday ...
Time: 50s, 1930s, 1940s, 30s, 20th century ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: surreal, atmospheric, touching, contemplative, captivating ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: childhood, philosophy, dinosaur, outer space, family relations, hopes, grief, suffering, child abuse, spirituality, parenthood, family problems ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, prehistoric times
Place: texas, usa, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: romantic, touching, dramatic, emotional, serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, romance, immortality, love, love story, loneliness, impossible love, immortal, miraculous event, destiny, supernatural romance, life & death ...
Time: 20th century, year 2014, year 1956, year 1933, year 1929 ...
Place: san francisco, california, oregon, arizona, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 93K
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, psychological, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: friendship, dealing with death, 9/11, friends, loss of loved one, tragic event, life changing experience, widow widower, buddies, haunted by the past, alone, character change ...
Time: 21st century, september 11 2001
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: tense, suspenseful, rough, suspense, touching ...
Plot: forest, suicidal, doctor, spirituality, funeral, suicide thoughts, suicide, regret, suicidal thoughts, loss of wife, professor, anger ...
Place: japan, mount fuji, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: depressing, heartbreaking, psychological, emotional, sad ...
Plot: depression, sadness, family drama, loneliness, dysfunctional family, suicide attempt, death, loss, nephew, last will and testament, house fire, funeral ...
Time: 2010s
Place: boston, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Suing the Devil (2011)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Luke O'Brien, a washed-up salesman turned night law student, decides to sue Satan for $8 trillion dollars. On the last day before Luke files a default judgment, Satan appears to defend himself. On Satan's legal team are 10 of the ...
Style: semi serious, christian film, tense, suspense, humorous
Plot: courtroom drama, courtroom, legal, good versus evil, christian, lawsuit, anger, lawyer, judge, bible, legal action, high priced lawyer ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.0
 19K
Courageous (2011)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: As law enforcement officers, Adam Mitchell, Nathan Hayes, and their partners are confident and focused. They willingly stand up to the worst the streets have to offer. Yet at the end of the day, they face a challenge that none of them are truly ...
Style: uplifting, christian film, touching, emotional, sincere ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: faith, christian, family relations, christianity, fatherhood, gang, self discovery, human spirit, friendship, destiny, law enforcement, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
13%
 5.9
 441
Saved by Grace (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A retired police officer, despondent over the loss of his family, contemplates a dramatic decision which will change his life forever, until he meets a mysterious woman who, through her personal stories, gives him a reason to re-examine what is most ...
Style: christian film, sincere, suspenseful
Plot: christian, father son relationship, family relations, faith, prayer, love, husband wife relationship, grief, father, fatherhood, integrity, responsibility
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 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: bleak, touching, disturbing, melancholic, psychological ...
Plot: small town, human nature, hopes, society, angel, social relations, adoption, hallucination, sick child, boy, priest, terminal illness ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: montana, usa, california, minnesota, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, serious, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: small town, friendship, prison, hopes, false accusation, redemption, church, bittersweet, self discovery, dishonesty, starting over, love and romance ...
Time: 90s, quarry
Place: maine, usa, new england, ohio, kentucky
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: touching, serious, emotional, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: redemption, introspection, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, loss of son, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, guilt, tragic event, depression, hit by a car, child murder, anguish ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.7
 471
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: memory, pregnancy, 12 year old, old woman, name calling, food, home schooling, cake, eating, boat, pay phone, father son relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, christianity, prayer, christian propaganda, religious persecution, teacher, lawsuit, faith, religious fanatic, manipulation, bible, religion ...
Place: phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
A Kid Like Jake (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: On the eve of the admissions cycle for New York City kindergartens, Alex and Greg Wheeler have high hopes for four-year-old Jake. The director of Jake’s preschool encourages them to accentuate Jake’s gender expansive behavior to help him stand ...
Style: fairy tale
Plot: brooklyn new york city, cinderella, lgbt, sidewalk cafe, breakfast, unhappiness, humming, train, teasing, drinking, drink, woman with glasses ...
Place: switzerland, montana, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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 6.5
 14K
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, inspirational, christian film, sentimental, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: prayer, african american protagonist, christian, intergenerational friendship, propaganda, husband wife relationship, mother daughter relationship, african american, religion, life philosophy, life, marriage ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Safety of Objects (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 121 min.
Story: In a suburban landscape, the lives of several families interlace with loss, despair and personal crisis. Esther Gold has lost focus on all but caring for her comatose son, Paul, and neglects her daughter and husband. Lawyer Jim Train is devoted to ...
Style: psychological, serious, emotional, touching, tense ...
Plot: family relations, coma, dysfunctional family, family life, parents and children, couple relations, society, crumbling marriage, single parent, family problems, suburbs, small town ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.9
 11K
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, philosophical, cerebral, breathtaking, meditative ...
Plot: redemption, monk, religion, christian, loneliness, life philosophy, hopes, psychic, solitude, sin, forgiveness, god or devil ...
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.1
 30K
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, touching, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: mother daughter relationship, teenage life, women's prison, bad mother, coming of age, family relations, murder, crimes, parents and children, fall in love, custody, kids in trouble ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california, mexico, nova scotia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.6
 21K
Fireproof (2008)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In Albany, the marriage of Caleb and Catherine Holt is in crisis and they decide to divorce. However, Caleb's father, John, proposes that his son delays their separation process for forty days and follow a procedure called "The Love ...
Style: uplifting, inspirational, emotional, christian film, serious ...
Audience: family outing, chick flick, date night, girls' night, kids
Plot: marriage, christian, self discovery, firefighter, husband wife relationship, couple relations, love and romance, marital problem, couples, faith, family relations, introspection ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Charlie St. Cloud (2010)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Accomplished sailor Charlie St. Cloud has the adoration of his mother Claire and his little brother Sam, as well as a college scholarship that will lead him far from his sleepy Pacific Northwest hometown. But his bright future is cut short when a ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, visually appealing, psychological ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens, chick flick
Plot: love affair, afterlife, ghost, love and romance, siblings relations, a vision, sailing, unfulfillment, family problems, dealing with death, family relations, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2005, year 2010
Place: california, usa, san francisco, new jersey, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Kite Runner (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, China, UK, Afghanistan
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, childhood, friendship, redemption, courage, guilt, haunted by the past, war in afghanistan, secret, escapades, rape ...
Time: 70s, 80s, contemporary, 20th century, 21st century ...
Place: afghanistan, middle east, pakistan, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Grace Card (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Everything can change in an instant ... and take a lifetime to unravel. When Mac McDonald loses his son in an accident, the ensuing 17 years of bitterness and pain erodes his love for his family and leaves him angry with God ... and just about ...
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, emotional, touching ...
Plot: hopes, racism, dysfunctional family, father son relationship, partners, family problems, haunted by the past, society, clergy, partners against crime, reluctant partners, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, memphis, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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 supposedly true story, based on true events
Plot: prayer, god, faith, magic, old man, folklore, orange, nightmare, dream, boat, crazy, fire department ...
Place: xian, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
A Christmas Carol (1999)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Scrooge is a miserly old businessman in 1840's London. One Christmas Eve he is visited by the ghost of Marley, his dead business partner. Marley foretells that Scrooge will be visited by three spirits, each of whom will attempt to show Scrooge ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, atmospheric, sentimental
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: ghost, redemption, regret, miser, holiday, christmas, supernatural, charity, urban, friends, coldhearted, disorder ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, future, 1800s, 1840s ...
Place: turkey, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, sincere, melancholic, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: self discovery, parents and children, teenage life, family relations, social misfits, autism, missing child, train, imagination, mentally challenged, urban, misfit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1984, year 2012
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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: gloomy, emotional, disturbing, sincere, touching ...
Plot: family relations, testimony, drowning, friendship, false accusation, sexual abuse, small town, couple relations, death in the family, parents and children, small town life, strong female presence ...
Time: 90s
Place: wisconsin, usa, minnesota, milwaukee wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%