Movies like Waking Up

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Waking Up
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: personal growth, proposal, waterbed, ear bleeding, insurance, parents, insomnia, pills, wedding ring, siren, golf, nosebleed, alarm, insanity, time travel, psychologist, anniversary, art, nightmare, dream, sunrise, classroom, bedroom, surrealism, photograph ...
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Before Sunset
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Zoe and the Astronaut
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UK
88 min.
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and talky films with plots about kiss, death, love and romance, husband wife relationship, drinking, friendship and father son relationship mostly in Drama, Romance and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like Waking Up: Another Earth (2011), Blackmail Boy (2003), Open Your Eyes (1997), Before Sunset (2004), Julie Johnson (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
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Genre: Drama, Romance
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Duration: 117 min.
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
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Country: USA
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Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, emotional ...
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Country: USA
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Children of the Revolution
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
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Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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Duration: 93 min.
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