Movies like The Shack

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The Shack (2017)
 6.2
 36K
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: christian film, philosophical, psychedelic, inspirational, spiritual, sad, mystical, motivational, thought provoking, suspenseful
Plot: christian, god, forgiveness, death of daughter, guilt, depression, missing child, a vision, husband wife relationship, hate, cabin in the woods, death of child, father son relationship, loss of daughter, grieving father, loss of sister, father daughter relationship, faith, jesus, christianity, confession, friend, anger, friendship, religious ...
Place: oregon

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Most similar movies to The Shack

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, touching, emotional and christian film films with plots about husband wife relationship, christian, redemption, prayer, hospital, death and religion mostly in Drama, Fantasy and Romance genres. Some movies like The Shack: What Dreams May Come (1998), War Room (2015), The Lovely Bones (2009), An Interview with God (2018), 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: philosophical, surreal, inspirational, touching, cerebral ...
Plot: afterlife, heaven and hell, life philosophy, life & death, redemption, husband wife reunion, metaphysics, loss of child, destiny, true love, love, hell ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 15K
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: inspirational, christian film, biblical, sentimental, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: christian, propaganda, life, faith, beautiful scenery, jesus, christianity, mother daughter relationship, life philosophy, intergenerational friendship, marriage, family ...
⇓ 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: emotional, psychological, suspense, surreal, tense ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: afterlife, serial killer, pedophile, rape, loss of child, death in the family, loss of daughter, dealing with death, tragic event, death of child, missing child, murder mystery ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: usa, pennsylvania, delaware
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
An Interview with God (2018)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An up-and-coming journalist finds his world and faith increasingly challenged when he's granted the interview of a lifetime – with someone who claims to be God.
Style: christian film, sincere, philosophical, thought provoking, rough ...
Plot: god, journalist, troubled marriage, religion, self discovery, husband wife relationship, marital separation, interviewer, social issues, human relationship, christian, humanity ...
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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 7.6
 115K
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: touching, inspirational, sweet, emotional, light ...
Audience: kids, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: genius, mathematics, child prodigy, childhood, school, family, child custody, girl, uncle niece relationship, foster home, friendship, children ...
Time: year 1998
Place: florida, california, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 6.4
 23K
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, christian film, melancholic, touching ...
Audience: family outing, chick flick, date night, girls' night, kids
Plot: christian, marriage, faith, husband wife relationship, self discovery, couple relations, firefighter, love and romance, religious, couples, marital problem, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, emotional, touching, serious, spiritual ...
Plot: afterlife, heaven, heaven and hell, amusement park, self discovery, life is a bitch, redemption, hopes, religious, death, golden years, elderly ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 1930s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: christian film, serious, uplifting, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: racism, christian, hopes, father son relationship, dysfunctional family, partners, crimes, clergy, partners against crime, reluctant partners, society, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, memphis, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.4
 96K
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, emotional, touching, psychological, sad ...
Plot: grief, friendship, 9/11, dealing with death, depression, character study, family, mental illness, loss of loved one, friends, tragic event, life changing experience ...
Time: september 11 2001, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 8K
Nine Days (2020)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A reclusive man conducts a series of interviews with human souls for a chance to be born.
Style: philosophical, thought provoking, psychological, unusual plot structure, melancholic ...
Plot: solitude, destiny, humanity, life philosophy, life & death, mentor, redemption, alone in the world, recluse, haunted by the past, forgiveness, loneliness ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 994
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: father son relationship, faith, christian, family relations, husband wife relationship, love, father, grief, fatherhood, integrity, couple relations, lifestyle change ...
⇓ 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: surreal, philosophical, thought provoking, atmospheric, touching ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: childhood, grief, philosophy, coming of age, parenthood, spirituality, family relations, domineering father, dinosaur, death, afterlife, redhead ...
Time: 50s, prehistory, 20th century, prehistoric times
Place: texas, usa, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, emotional, dramatic, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: love, immortality, romance, love story, immortal, loneliness, love and romance, miraculous event, supernatural romance, aging, destiny, life & death ...
Time: future, 20th century, year 1929, year 1956, year 2014 ...
Place: san francisco, california, oregon, arizona, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.6
 43K
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: christian film, serious, thought provoking, psychological, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night
Plot: christianity, christian, religion, religious, atheism, religious persecution, life & death, teachers and students, religions or cults, college life, jesus, cancer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, israel, middle east, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: captivating, fairy tale
Audience: preschoolers
Plot: lgbt, gay, gender issues, desire for fame, family relations, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, gender, lgbtq, social issues, mother son relationship, cinderella ...
Place: brooklyn new york city, switzerland, montana, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Do You Believe? (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: When a pastor is shaken by the visible faith of a street-corner preacher, he is reminded that true belief always requires action. His response ignites a journey that impacts everyone it touches in ways that only God could orchestrate.
Style: christian film, thought provoking, emotional, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: christian, faith, christianity, clergy, self discovery, society, religions or cults, introspection, teaching the ways of the world, hopes, doctors and patients, human spirit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, illinois, chicago illinois, xian
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Charlie St. Cloud (2010)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 99 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: touching, sentimental, romantic, emotional, visually appealing ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: afterlife, love affair, seeing dead people, ghost, love and romance, unfulfillment, siblings relations, death of brother, sailing, couples, supernatural, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2005, year 2010
Place: usa, california, ireland, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Same Kind of Different as Me (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: International art dealer Ron Hall must befriend a dangerous homeless man in order to save his struggling marriage to his wife, a woman whose dreams will lead all three of them on the journey of their lives.
Style: sincere, touching, captivating, inspirational, sad ...
Plot: friendship, homeless, husband wife relationship, kindness, marriage, christian, homelessness, infidelity, adultery, family relations, forgiveness, relationships ...
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Sea of Trees (2015)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
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, tense, rough, suspenseful, touching ...
Plot: forest, spirituality, suicide, suicidal, doctor, regret, infidelity, lost in the woods, professor, loss of wife, suicidal thoughts, rescue ...
Place: mount fuji, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Letters to God (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A young boy fighting cancer writes letters to God, touching lives in his neighborhood and inspiring hope among everyone he comes in contact. An unsuspecting substitute postman, with a troubled life of his own, becomes entangled in the boy's ...
Style: christian film, uplifting, sentimental, sincere, spiritual ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: god, faith, pastor, letter, hopes, cancer, christian, salvation, postman, friendship, child illness, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Suing the Devil (2011)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 97 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: christian film, semi serious, tense, suspense, humorous
Plot: courtroom drama, christian, courtroom, legal, good versus evil, anger, lawsuit, bible, lawyer, judge, legal action, belief in god ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, scenic, disturbing
Plot: christian, christianity, manipulation, christian propaganda, faith, religious fanatic, religion, alternate universe, religious persecution, bible, teacher, lawsuit ...
Place: phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.2
 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, surreal, psychological, melancholic, touching ...
Plot: small town, adoption, hallucination, dreams, society, hopes, human nature, social relations, coming of age, boy, priest, sick child ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: tokyo, montana, usa, minnesota, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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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: sexy, christian film, sentimental, emotional, touching ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, family outing
Plot: small town, prison, friendship, bittersweet, self discovery, solitude, death, hospital, redemption, runaway, greed, segregation ...
Time: 90s
Place: maine, vermont, usa, ohio, new england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Encounter: Paradise Lost (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Seven years after the world's most devastating tsunami in Thailand six strangers find themselves trapped in a beach side resort on the brink of an oncoming hurricane. Each of their hearts are broken and silently cry out on the most desperate ...
Style: christian film, spiritual
Plot: christian, christianity, faith, anger, addiction, drug addict, religion, criminal, resort, drug smuggler, good versus evil, bodyguard ...
Place: thailand
⇓ 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: serious, touching, emotional, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: redemption, introspection, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, guilt, car accident, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, loss of son, tragic event, depression, anguish, boy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Encounter (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When five strangers with nothing in common come together at a remote roadside eatery, they place their orders with the diner's omniscient owner, who seems to know everything about them ... and is eerily reminiscent of Jesus Christ.
Style: christian film, tense, uplifting, serious, realistic ...
Plot: christian, faith, diner, jesus, self discovery, human spirit, mysterious place, group of strangers, religions or cults, society, mysterious character, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, xian
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Left Behind II: Tribulation Force (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The sequel to the blockbuster "Left Behind". It is two weeks after the Rapture, and those who were left behind must band together to form the Tribulation Force and will prepare themselves for the worst seven years the planet will ever see.
Style: biblical, intense, christian film, serious, tense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: christian, christianity, catastrophe, apocalypse, redemption, end of the world, religion, natural disaster, god, post apocalypse, clergy, save the world ...
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.8
 12K
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, christian, monk, solitude, religion, life philosophy, loneliness, island, philosophy, monastery, psychic, forgiveness ...
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.7
 555
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.
Style: sad
Plot: family relations, mentally challenged person, foster parent, police officer, female friendship, cemetery, forest, memory, storm, soccer, painting, money ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%