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: 一个死者对生者的访问
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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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, serious, romantic and sentimental films with plots about death, love, supernatural, ghost, romance, destiny and love and romance mostly in Romance, Drama and Fantasy genres. Some movies like A Dead Man Visits the Living: Dazzling (2002), Death Takes a Holiday (1971), Burning Ghost (2019), Destiny: The Tale of Kamakura (2017), Undertow (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: watching a movie, pain, voyeurism, dream, waiting, movie theatre, love, male protagonist, observation, secret, chinese, insomnia ...
Place: shanghai china, china, shanghai
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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: bikini, death, surrealism, earth, opposites attract, friendship, understanding, fear, love, identity, daughter, reflection ...
Place: america
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Burning Ghost (2019)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Juste wanders the streets of Paris looking for people only he can see. He collects their last memory before helping them into the afterlife. One day Agathe, a young woman, recognizes him. She belongs to his previous life. She is alive and he is a ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, macabre, romantic, bleak ...
Plot: seeing dead people, afterlife, ghost story, secretly observing, little girl, death of grandmother, death, paris metro, eavesdropping, urban fantasy, girl, female objectification ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Destiny: The Tale of Kamakura (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Not only is Kamakura-based Masakazu Isshiki a mystery novelist, but he is also a good detective himself. His wife Akiko and he are acquainted with all manners of creatures and gods who are of, from or passing through the town. Dealing with and ...
Style: psychotronic, psychological, contemplative, captivating, tense ...
Plot: spirit, afterlife, folklore, supernatural power, supernatural, japanese man, police, police officer, animals, evil, rescue, hunting ...
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, touching, emotional, serious, scenic ...
Plot: ghost, gay relationship, gay, lgbt, gay love, supernatural, fisherman, homosexual, drowning, love triangle, male homosexuality, magic realism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: peru, latin america
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89%
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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, airplane, ghost, pilot, supernatural, romance, true love, starting over, tragic hero, rescue, guardian angel, aviation ...
Place: usa, colorado
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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: letter writing, death, grief, postman, ghost, heaven
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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, railway, mother daughter relationship, female nudity, nudity (full frontal - brief), love, theft, sex, male female relationship ...
Place: montreal quebec, montreal
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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, contemplative ...
Plot: destiny, true love, supernatural, love and romance, escapades, romance, obsessive quest, hopes, redemption, lovers reunited, parallel world, dealing with death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, melancholic, sincere, exciting
Plot: husband wife relationship, death, journey, ghost, disappearance, supernatural, romance, death by drowning, universe, paranormal, physics, burning ...
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82%
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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, touching, sweet, suspenseful ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: ghost, afterlife, love and romance, romance, psychic, psychic power, supernatural romance, love story, loss of loved one, murder, impossible love, spiritualism ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, death of brother, family problems, dealing with death, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2005, year 2010
Place: california, usa, san francisco, new jersey, ireland
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77%
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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: melancholic, art house, touching, psychological, psychotronic
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Time: future
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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
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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 ...
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Hereafter (2010)
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Spring Subway (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China
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Baober in Love (2004)
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Country: China
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Liu Zhi, a young man, depressed and trapped in a loveless marriage with a dominating girl, meets Baober (an ageless young girl) on a Beijing street one day. They fall in love and start to live a strange, mysterious life....
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Story: When madly in love high school graduates Riley and Chris are separated by a tragic car accident, Riley blames herself for her boyfriend's death while Chris is stranded in limbo. Miraculously, the two find a way to connect. In a love story that ...
Style: sad, sincere, touching, tear jerker, uplifting ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
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61%
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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: romantic, sentimental, sincere, sweet, emotional ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: angel, afterlife, romance, supernatural romance, fall in love, heaven and hell, fallen angel, life & death, fish out of water, love and romance, human nature, life philosophy ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, san francisco
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60%
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 ...
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Place: spain
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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, supernatural, love and romance, unfulfillment, romance, couple relations, haunted by the past, true love, human nature, impossible love, fall in love ...
Place: latin america, argentina, colombia
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54%
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, atmospheric, psychological, surreal, suspense ...
Plot: jungle, shaman, ghost, human nature, love and romance, danger, gay, storytelling, friendship, countryside, gays and lesbians, gender ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Amor (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
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Duration: 96 min.
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Place: china, beijing china
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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: pleasure, supernatural power, lesbianism, stabbing, immortality, sex, death, lesbian, reincarnation, love, destiny, medium
Place: bali
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: angel, death, music, revenge, love, explicit sex, pyrokinesis, fellatio, cabin, rebirth, unsimulated sex, ejaculation ...
Place: quebec
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51%
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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: captivating, atmospheric, stylized, epic, serious ...
Plot: emperor, murder, intrigue, betrayal, exile, politics, royal family, manipulation, tragic hero, state affairs, manipulations, rivalry ...
Time: middle ages, 10th century
Place: china, asia, ancient china
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, love ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Painted Skin: The Resurrection (2012)
Genre: Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 131 min.
Story: According to demon lore, it takes hundreds of years to attain human form. Even then, lacking a human heart, a demon cannot experience the true pains and passions of existence. However, there is a legend that if a pure human heart is freely offered ...
Style: stylized, serious, psychotronic, exciting, epic
Plot: supernatural, demon, princess, imaginary, supernatural ability, legends and myths, danger, supernatural power, kingdom, love triangle, mystery, adaptation
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: ghost, starting over, beach, haunted by the past, hopes, single parent, teenage life, death in the family, island, romance, denial, grief ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new england, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%