Movies like A Dead Man Visits the Living

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A Dead Man Visits the Living (1988)
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A Dead Man Visits the Living (1988)
Original name: Yi ge shi zhe dui sheng zhe de fang wen
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Directed by Huang Jian-zhong.
Plot: demon, thief, ghost, death, politics, actor, afterlife, theft, corruption, chinese, pickpocket, fear, supernatural power, artist, bus, censorship, surrealism, bureaucracy, guilt, narrow mindedness, stabbing, nudity (full frontal - brief)
Place: china

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Most similar movies to A Dead Man Visits the Living

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, touching, melancholic and emotional films with plots about death, love, ghost, supernatural, afterlife, love and romance and romance mostly in Drama, Romance and Fantasy genres. Some movies like A Dead Man Visits the Living: Dazzling (2002), Death Takes a Holiday (1971), Always (1989), Undertow (2009), Postman to Heaven (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Dazzling (2002)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A beautifully-made film about two love-seeking angels and a lonely theater usher longing to return to the light.
Plot: male protagonist, angel, watching a movie, chinaman, movie theatre, dream, memory, mission, waiting, observation, love, voyeurism ...
Place: shanghai china, shanghai, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Death Takes a Holiday (1971)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Death takes a human form and visits Earth to try to find out why humans want so desperately to cling to life. He unexpectedly falls in love with a beautiful young woman.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: opposites attract, angel of death, reflection, daughter, surrealism, false name, earth, identity, death, love, understanding, fear ...
Place: america
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 6.4
 27K
Always (1989)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Pete Sandich is a reckless fire-fighting pilot who is killed in what was to have been his final mission. Ascending to Heaven, Pete is introduced to business-like angel who instructs the spectral Pete to pass on his aviation knowledge to his young ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, intense, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: afterlife, ghost, airplane, pilot, true love, supernatural, romance, rescue, tragic hero, starting over, guardian angel, aviation ...
Place: usa, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 7.7
 6K
Undertow (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Peru, Colombia, France, Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A married fisherman struggles to reconcile his devotion to his male lover within his town's rigid traditions.
Style: sincere, emotional, serious, touching, scenic ...
Plot: ghost, lgbt, gay, gay relationship, supernatural, fisherman, love triangle, drowning, homosexual, magic realism, death, gay love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: peru, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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Postman to Heaven (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: South Korea, Japan
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Jae-jun (K-pop band TVXQ member Hero) delivers letters to heaven from those who can't get over the loss of their loved ones. One day Ha-na (Han Hyo-joo), who writes to her late boyfriend, discovers Jae-jun's secret identity. He offers her ...
Plot: heaven, death, letter writing, postman, ghost, grief
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Mouvements du désir (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, France, Switzerland
Duration: 93 min.
Story: During the long train ride from Montreal to Vancouver, a man and woman find themselves increasingly attracted to each other.
Style: avant garde
Plot: thief, train, female director, attraction, female nudity, masturbation, surrealism, male female relationship, railway, camera, theft, female masturbation ...
Place: montreal, montreal quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Journey to the Shore (2015)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan, France
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Mizuki’s husband Yusuke went missing for 3 years. He suddenly comes back home one day and asks Mizuki to go on a trip with him. Their trip consists of visiting the people that helped Yusuke on his previous travel. While travelling together, Misuki ...
Style: enigmatic, exciting, sincere, melancholic
Plot: husband wife relationship, journey, death, ghost, disappearance, romance, supernatural, death by drowning, old friend, burning, playing piano, universe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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 56
Lovelorn (2010)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Set between the parallel worlds of contemporary London, the deserted afterlife and a mysterious dreamscape, LOVELORN is a story of lost souls trying to save each other.
Style: touching, serious, captivating, disturbing, gloomy ...
Plot: destiny, true love, supernatural, redemption, parallel world, lovers reunited, romance, love and romance, escapades, hopes, obsessive quest, dealing with death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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 7.0
 191K
Ghost (1990)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Sam Wheat is a banker, Molly Jensen is an artist, and the two are madly in love. However, when Sam is murdered by his friend and corrupt business partner Carl Bruner over a shady business deal, he is left to roam the earth as a powerless spirit. ...
Style: sentimental, romantic, sweet, touching, suspenseful ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: afterlife, love and romance, ghost, love story, psychic, psychic power, romance, supernatural romance, loss of loved one, impossible love, murder, supernatural ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Extended Play (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Greece
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Poor Tasos and was so young! But also very jealous. A defect that ultimately cost him his own life as during his last jealousy crisis for of his beautiful girlfriend Alice, he will fall victim of a traffic accident. Archangels will sympathize with ...
Plot: accident, ghost, it was all a dream, grandmother, death, falling from height, life after death, afterlife, spirit, jealousy
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Charlie St. Cloud (2010)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
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: sentimental, touching, emotional, psychological, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens, chick flick
Plot: love affair, afterlife, sailing, ghost, love and romance, siblings relations, a vision, unfulfillment, family problems, dealing with death, family relations, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2010, year 2005
Place: california, usa, new jersey, ireland, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.4
 89K
Hereafter (2010)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A supernatural thriller centered on three people -- a blue-collar American, a French journalist and a London school boy -- who are touched by death in different ways.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, psychological, meditative ...
Plot: afterlife, psychic, journalist, tsunami, supernatural ability, supernatural, dealing with death, tragic event, loss of loved one, survivor, family problems, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2004
Place: france, london, usa, europe, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 6.9
 57K
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: art house, melancholic, touching, psychological, psychotronic
Plot: grief, ghost, loss, piano, husband wife relationship, house, children, construction, party, catastrophe, destiny, time ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 7.0
 400
Spring Subway (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A stylish urban romance about the silent suffering of a modern Chinese couple.
Plot: chinese, subway, spring, train
Place: china, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.7
 112K
City of Angels (1998)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When guardian angel Seth -- who invisibly watches over the citizens of Los Angeles -- becomes captivated by Maggie, a strong-willed heart surgeon, he ponders trading in his pure, otherworldly existence for a mortal life with his beloved. The couple ...
Style: sentimental, romantic, sincere, sweet, emotional ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: angel, afterlife, supernatural romance, romance, fall in love, heaven and hell, fish out of water, fallen angel, life & death, love and romance, couple relations, human nature ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Heart and Souls (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A businessman is reunited with the four lost souls who were his guardian angels during childhood, all with a particular purpose to joining the afterlife.
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: afterlife, redemption, ghost, supernatural, angel, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, friendship, love, reincarnation, fear of commitment, happy ending, life philosophy ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 90s, 60s, 1950s ...
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, touching, inspirational, emotional ...
Plot: afterlife, heaven and hell, hell, loss of child, family relations, life & death, life philosophy, parents and children, redemption, painting, paradise, husband wife reunion ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Jardines Colgantes (1993)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A Taylor comes to town looking for top-quality leather. From his apartment window, he watches the comings and goings of the other inhabitants. He grows obsessed with a woman who is also desired by the rich, powerful owner of the building. The ...
Plot: tenant, apartment, landlord, eyeglasses, bar, brutality, love triangle, surrealism, bedroom, seduction, apartment building, male female relationship ...
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Tropical Malady (2004)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Thailand, France, Germany, Italy
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A romance between a soldier and country boy splinters into a mythical venture based on Thai folklore.
Style: serious, psychological, atmospheric, surreal, suspense ...
Plot: jungle, ghost, shaman, human nature, danger, love and romance, storytelling, friendship, countryside, gay, gender, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand, asia, bangkok thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.3
 6
Ruby Fruit (1995)
Genre: Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan, Indonesia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Maiko is a recently widowed young woman travelling to Bali to distract herself from the loss of her husband, Esau. At the airport she meets Kioko, who gives her a dagger and a photo of a woman. She tells Maiko she must find the woman, Shireni, in ...
Plot: reincarnation, stabbing, supernatural power, lesbianism, lesbian, sex, love, death, medium, pleasure, immortality, destiny
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Don't Die Without Telling Me Where You're Going (1995)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Argentina
Duration: 130 min.
Story: It is the fantastic story of Leopoldo, a lonely film projectionist who has invented a machine to record his dreams. Through a series of odd events, Leopoldo discovers that he is the reincarnation of one of the inventors of cinema, and that a woman ...
Style: serious, offbeat, atmospheric
Audience: date night
Plot: obsession, reincarnation, unfulfillment, love and romance, romance, human nature, memory loss, impossible love, true love, haunted by the past, supernatural, supernatural romance ...
Place: latin america, argentina, colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Amor (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 96 min.
Plot: love triangle, love, artist, painting, student, taiwanese, model, body painting
Place: china, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.4
 7K
The Banquet (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 131 min.
Story: 907 AD, the Tang Dynasty in China. The movie is set in an empire in chaos. The Emperor, the Empress, the Crown Prince, the Minister and the General all have their own enemies.
Style: epic, atmospheric, captivating, stylized, serious ...
Plot: emperor, murder, betrayal, intrigue, exile, politics, royal family, heir heiress, tragic hero, manipulation, state affairs, manipulations ...
Time: middle ages
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Angel and the Woman (1977)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Unable to keep her social commentary to herself and concentrate solely on her show dancing, the girl in this film is shot to death in the Quebec woods by people who don't want propagandizing about Chile to be openly voiced. She is discovered by ...
Plot: death, angel, music, love, revenge, pyrokinesis, snow, ejaculation, fellatio, rebirth, female nudity, machine gun ...
Place: quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Faraway, So Close! (1993)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 144 min.
Story: The film opens with the angel Cassiel (Otto Sander) standing on the statue of the Angel of Victory overlooking post-Cold War Berlin. Growing ever more despondent over his fate as a mere observer of human life, rather than a vital part of it, Cassiel ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, psychological, contemplative, reflective ...
Plot: rescue, black market, angel, catastrophe, redemption, going straight, crimes, gangsters, performer's life, hopes, righting the wronged, worldwide chaos ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: germany, berlin germany, europe, east berlin, west berlin west germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Walking with the Ferryman (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 54 min.
Story: An emotional fantasy in which a grieving gay man must open disbelieving eyes to the possibility of supernatural and mythological worlds in order to gain opportunity for reconciliation with a lover lost to apparent suicide.
Style: disturbing, serious, captivating, suspenseful, psychotronic
Plot: ghost, gay interest, supernatural power, supernatural, spirituality, paranormal, psychic, afterlife, redemption, chase, spiritualist, suicide ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday (1996)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: David loves his wife, Gillian. Unfortunately, she died two years ago. David deals with his grief by continuing his romance with Gillian during walks with her "ghost" on the beach at night. While David lives in the past, other family ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, melancholic, serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: starting over, ghost, beach, haunted by the past, single parent, teenage life, hopes, island, romance, death in the family, denial, grief ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, new england, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Konthayum Poonoolum (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The movie deals with the trials and tribulations of multiple disconnected characters trying to find meaning in the spiritual and super natural experiences they have. The intertwining story threads include a baker (Kunchako) going to meet his ...
Plot: pregnant wife, fear, supernatural, police, bakery, ghost, malayalam, drug, religion, drugs
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.4
 2K
Rouge (1987)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Music, Mystery, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Fleur is the blue angel in one of Hong Kong's "flower houses" - bordellos and night clubs of the 1930's. A detached and beautiful performer, she falls in love with Twelfth Master Chan, heir to a chain of pharmacies. They agree to ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, serious, sentimental
Audience: date night
Plot: prostitute, ghost, brothel, unfulfillment, tragic love, lifestyle, obsession, missing person, couples, looking for love, infidelity, love triangle ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 80s, year 1987
Place: hong kong, asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Today and Tomorrow (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 88 min.
Story: This movie tells a story of young people from 'Ant tribe' in Beijing. By telling the story of these young people, Today and Tomorrow shows the psychological changes of college graduates. It reflects their confusion about future and love. ...
Style: touching, serious, sincere, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, unemployment, gender, society, friends, twentysomething life, cause and meaning, gays and lesbians, life is a bitch, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, chinese, friend ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%