Movies like Waking Up

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Waking Up (2010)
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Waking Up (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Martin Brown (Jeremy Curran), who dreams he's traveling backwards through time, attempts to fix his relationship with his recently deceased wife, Jennifer (Amy Burke). His best friend (John Wood), his co-worker (Jørgen Pedersen), even his new psychologist (Robert Alan Mitchell) don't know if these "jumpbacks" are real or if Martin is imagining the whole ordeal. Writer/Director Jørgen Pedersen takes you on a romantic ride through time and love in this piece about dreams. With wonderful performances, interesting writing, captivating direction and an amazing musical score - Waking Up is a true labor of love about just that, love.
Plot: love, school, time travel, student, party, teacher, hotel, death, art, psychologist, golf, wine, insanity, artist, cooking, insomnia, nightmare, insurance, proposal, picnic, park, flashback, wine cellar, police, sex ...

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Most similar movies to Waking Up

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, emotional, melancholic and serious films with plots about kiss, love, death, sex, love and romance, flashback and crying mostly in Drama, Romance and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like Waking Up: Equals (2015), Another Earth (2011), The People (1972), Forever Young (1992), Parts Per Billion (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Equals (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Indonesia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A futuristic love story set in a world where emotions have been eradicated.
Style: futuristic, emotional, intense, suspense, melancholic ...
Plot: utopia, infected, love, depression, society, loneliness, apocalypse, sex scene, bug, waking up, garbage bag, freckles ...
Time: future, near future
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95%
 7.0
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Another Earth (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: On the night of the discovery of a duplicate Earth in the Solar system, an ambitious young student and an accomplished composer cross paths in a tragic accident.
Style: surreal, serious, psychological, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: parallel world, mysterious planet, tragedy, redemption, janitor, solar system, planet, guilt, earth, ego, introspection, musician ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: usa, connecticut, yale university
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 6.6
 387
The People (1972)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A young woman is assigned to teach school in a secluded valley whose inhabitants appear stern, secretive and anti-pleasure. Following two children who disappear to play in the woods, she finds that this is actually a community of extraterrestrials ...
Style: semi serious
Plot: school, telekinesis, alien, teacher, benign alien, small town, teachers and students, levitation, student, isolation, small town life, danger ...
Time: 70s
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 6.3
 40K
Forever Young (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A 1939 test pilot asks his best friend to use him as a guinea pig for a cryogenics experiment. Daniel McCormick wants to be frozen for a year so that he doesn't have to watch his love lying in a coma. The next thing Daniel knows is that ...
Style: sentimental, touching, humorous, semi serious, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick, kids
Plot: romance, coma, experiment gone awry, fish out of water, experiment, u.s. air force, airplane, love and romance, time travel, misfit, disorder, haunted by the past ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 90s, 1930s, 1990s ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Joel Barish, heartbroken that his girlfriend underwent a procedure to erase him from her memory, decides to do the same. However, as he watches his memories of her fade away, he realises that he still loves her, and may be too late to correct his ...
Style: psychological, captivating, mind bending, clever, offbeat ...
Audience: date night
Plot: introspection, love and romance, couple relations, power of love, mind control, memory loss, couples, love story, love, brainwashing, dreams, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, mcdonald's restaurant
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Parts Per Billion (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The interwoven stories of three couples which are forced to make life altering decisions in the face of a disastrous war. Inspired and sometimes blinded by their love, Len, Mia, Andy, Esther, Anna and Erik are as flawed and beautiful as any of the ...
Style: serious, emotional, gloomy, bleak, suspense
Plot: plague, survival, virus, chaos, couples, war, couple relations, apocalypse, danger, deadly, love and romance, contract ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, near future, future
Place: usa, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 7.2
 126K
Never Let Me Go (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: As children, Kathy, Ruth, and Tommy spend their childhood at an idyllic and secluded English boarding school. As they grow into adults, they must come to terms with the complexity and strength of their love for one another while also preparing for ...
Style: psychological, serious, gloomy, emotional, heartbreaking ...
Plot: cloning, boarding school, friendship, love and romance, true love, love triangle, childhood, existentialism, life is a bitch, dishonesty, jealousy, couples ...
Time: year 1994, 1990s, year 1978, year 1985
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Marjorie Prime (2017)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A service which creates holographic projections of late family members allows an elderly woman to spend time with a younger version of her deceased husband.
Style: fairy tale
Plot: jealousy, swimming, peanut butter, violinist, tent, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, cell phone, photograph, birthday cake, motorboat, beach, swimming pool ...
Time: year 1979
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73%
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 2K
Judas Kiss (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A quirk in time and space gives a failed filmmaker the chance to reshape his destiny when he visits his peculiar alma mater.
Style: sincere, serious, student film
Plot: gays and lesbians, kiss, time travel, changing the past or future, movie business, lgbt, one-night stand, gender, contests and competitions, destiny, ambition, imaginary ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Sleeping and Waking (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: If you had a second chance at life, would you take it? Sullivan Daniels (Jeff Allin), an artist known for his harsh religious paintings, chose a bizarre experimental surgery over his faith to save him from terminal cancer. Now his hands can't ...
Plot: art, scar, nightmare, health, identity, mother, gardening, religion, widower, professor, student, husband wife relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
The Time Traveler's Wife (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Due to a genetic disorder, handsome librarian Henry DeTamble involuntarily zips through time, appearing at various moments in the life of his true love, the beautiful artist Clare Abshire.
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: time travel, love affair, true love, impossible love, couple relations, time traveler, disappearance, love and romance, marriage, time, tragic love, husband wife relationship ...
Time: future, 20th century, 21st century, 1990s, year 1995 ...
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 7.4
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I Origins (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: I Origins follows a molecular biologist studying the evolution of the human eye. He finds his work permeating his life after a brief encounter with an exotic young woman who slips away from him. As his research continues years later with his lab ...
Style: mind bending, atmospheric, thought provoking, psychological, enigmatic ...
Plot: reincarnation, inventions and discoveries, afterlife, death, religion, memory, science, atheism, loneliness, track down, buddhism, elevator ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2005, year 2009, year 2012 ...
Place: india, usa, new york, asia, delhi
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Robot Stories (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Four stories including: "My Robot Baby," in which a couple must care for a robot baby before adopting a human child; "The Robot Fixer," in which a mother tries to connect with her dying son; "Machine Love," in which an ...
Style: stylized, semi serious, humorous, futuristic, melancholic ...
Plot: adoption, androids and robots, office, human nature, parents and children, imaginary, family relations, a.i., babies and infants, estrangement, robot, family life ...
Time: future, 1990s, 2000s
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Julie Johnson (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A New Jersey housewife is dissatisfied with her everyday life because she is smarter than she or anyone else knows. While taking a computer class, Julie discovers her abilities and finds the courage to make dramatic life changes. This is a story of ...
Style: semi serious, sincere, realistic, talky, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: self discovery, friendship, gays and lesbians, follow your dream, family drama, feminism, school, college, couple relations, forbidden love, parents and children, singleness ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Wicket Gate (1974)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Poland
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Wiktor Zawadzki is a playwright who flies to Gdansk to have a look at the rehearsals of his new avantgarde play. Although the play asks serious existential questions, the stage director and the actors have no artistic idea for it. Unable to find a ...
Plot: maniac, cashier, playwright, theater, lodger, schizophrenic, photographer, mental illness, schizophrenia, photograph, love triangle, artist ...
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60%
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Her (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: In the not so distant future, Theodore, a lonely writer purchases a newly developed operating system designed to meet the user's every needs. To Theodore's surprise, a romantic relationship develops between him and his operating system. ...
Style: futuristic, melancholic, philosophical, offbeat, talky ...
Audience: date night
Plot: loneliness, a.i., artificial intelligence, unlikely couple, impossible love, cyberspace, unlikely relationship, love, existentialism, romance, computers and web, love and romance ...
Time: future, near future, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Two Worlds of Jennie Logan (1979)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Hoping to repair their marriage, Jennie Logan and her husband move into a beautiful Victorian manor. When Jennie tries on an antique dress she finds in the attic, she is transported back one hundred years, where she meets the house's previous ...
Style: serious
Plot: time travel, love and romance, romance, changing the past or future, love affair, unfulfilled love, fall in love, couples, teleportation, female protagonist, jealousy, love triangle ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Rachel, Rachel (1968)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Rachel is a 35 year old school teacher who has no man in her life and lives with her mother. When a man from the big city returns and asks her out, she begins to have to make decisions about her life and where she wants it to go.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, touching, emotional ...
Plot: school, self discovery, teacher, elementary school, small town, betrayal, tragic love, midlife crisis, pregnancy, repression, love affair, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 60s
Place: new england, usa, connecticut, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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 2K
Time Freak (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Stillman, a heartbroken physics student builds a time machine when his girlfriend Debbie breaks up with him. Going back in time, Stillman attempts to fix every mistake he made to save their relationship, while dragging his best friend, Evan, along ...
Style: light, sweet, romantic, feel good
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, break-up, teenage boy, friendship, young love, ex girlfriend, youth, love, car, coming of age, friendship between boys, best friend ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Breastford Wives (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Young married couple Rob and Laura move to the peaceful, friendly town of Breastford and right away are made to feel at home by the welcoming members of the Breastford Womens Association. They soon realize that something is amiss, and they discover ...
Plot: mind control, sex, free love, breasts, threesome, drugged drink, mini skirt, harem, abduction, cleavage, dysfunctional marriage, fingering ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Zoe and the Astronaut (2018)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Zoe has suffered with Leukemia her whole life. When Zoe's condition worsens after the latest course of treatment, her Doctor gives her a few months to live. Zoe, heartbroken, responds by resigning from life completely while her parents, John ...
Style: epic, suspense
Plot: boy meets girl, collapse, cloud, death in the family, manga, pilot, cosmonaut, dignity, gravity, discovery, yoga, ultimatum ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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A Single Man (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Adapted from a 1964 novel of the same name, the film follows a day in the life of George Falconer, a British college professor reeling with the recent and sudden loss of his longtime partner. This traumatic event makes George challenge his own will ...
Style: psychological, touching, stylized, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, haunted by the past, gay, tragic love, love and romance, homosexual, death, loneliness, teacher student relationship, depression, gender, suicidal ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1962, 1940s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, santa monica california, denver colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.1
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Blackmail Boy (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Greece
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In the small, closed community of a provincial town, Magda tries to maintain a balance within a family facing many serious problems. The families apparently normal, bourgeois, every-day life will crack open, bringing to the surface hatred and ...
Style: serious, humorous, dark humor, sexual, realistic
Plot: school, small town, land developer, classroom, crying, infidelity, murder, gays and lesbians, single parent, in the closet, sexual relations, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: greece, athens greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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A Price Above Rubies (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: About a young woman who is married to a devout Jew and the problems that trouble their marriage because of the woman wanting something more out of her life.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, talky, emotional ...
Plot: infidelity, self discovery, couples, introspection, couple relations, interracial relations, love affair, dishonesty, hopes, love and romance, society, marriage ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, lower east side manhattan new york city, israel, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 4.9
 10K
The Divorce (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: While visiting her sister in Paris, a young woman finds romance and learns her brother-in-law is a philanderer.
Style: clever, semi serious, realistic, humorous, witty ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, culture clash, wine, scandal, desire, poet, tourist, party, sex, violence, love, police ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, maine, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.1
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WTC View (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Gay man in Soho tries to come to terms with new reality after 9/11.
Plot: sex, roommate, death, survivor, break-up, lgbt, gay sex, post september 11 2001, world trade center manhattan new york city, breakup, september 11 2001, gay kiss ...
Place: manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Mary Jane's Not a Virgin Anymore (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A high schooler from suburbia gets in touch with her sexuality while working at a dingy movie theater in the city.
Plot: sex, death, punk, illegal drugs, video camera, teenage girl, socially awkward, alcohol, kiss, drinking alcohol, party, dating ...
Place: minnesota, wisconsin, minneapolis minnesota, midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.5
 3K
Loverboy (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A neglected daughter becomes a possessive mother in an emotional journey into the heart and mind of a woman who loved too much.
Style: serious, psychological, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: obsession, dysfunctional family, mental illness, pregnancy, parents and children, sexual relations, couples, family problems, family relations, babies and infants, single parent, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.5
 219
Sanctuary (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A famous photographer, Jo Ellen Hathaway, has been being stalked for quite some time. She returns to the island she grew up on in an effort to get away from the stalker and get some well-needed relaxation time. On the island, she meets up with old ...
Plot: stalker, kitchen, photograph, pier, sex, aunt niece relationship, nightmare, female photographer, panic attack, parent child relationship, father daughter relationship, flashback
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A headstrong young teacher in a private school in 1930s Edinburgh ignores the curriculum and influences her impressionable 12 year old charges with her over-romanticized world view.
Style: talky, sentimental, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: school, boarding school, fascism, teacher, innocence lost, spanish civil war, school dance, dedicated educator, against the rules, coming of age, love affair, teachers and students ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: scotland, europe, edinburgh scotland, new jersey, spain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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