Movies like When I Was Alive

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When I Was Alive (2014)
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When I Was Alive (2014)
Original name: Quando Eu Era Vivo
Genre: Drama, Horror, Musical, Thriller
Country: Brazil
Duration: 108 min.
Story: After losing his job and the end of his marriage, Júnior returns to his father's house. But that is not his childhood house anymore. His old room has been rented by a young woman and the place feels unwelcome and oppressive. Júnior develops and obsession for his family history, as strange things start happening in the house.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, scary
Plot: mystery, haunted by the past, supernatural, obsession, family relations, parents and children, danger, family problems, losing-it hero, homecoming, indoor
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil

Most similar movies to When I Was Alive

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, scary and psychological films with plots about danger, supernatural, ghost, family relations, family problems, haunted by the past and deadly mostly in Horror, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like When I Was Alive: Acacia (2003), Horsehead (2014), Presence of Mind (1999), The Watch (2008), Dark Water (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.7
 2K
Acacia (2003)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A Korean horror film about an adopted young boy with a strange link to an old, dead acacia tree. As the boy settles in to his new home, the tree comes to life. When the family who adopted him becomes pregnant, he is to go back to the orphanage, and ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, tense ...
Plot: orphan, supernatural, family relations, mystery, haunted by the past, parents and children, obsession, deadly, ghost, danger, supernatural ability, adoption ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 4.9
 2K
Horsehead (2014)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Since her childhood, Jessica has been haunted by recurrent nightmares whose meaning escapes her. This peculiarity has led her to study the psychophysiology of dreams and to follow a therapy with Sean, her mentor and boyfriend, to try and understand ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, scary, surreal ...
Plot: haunted house, obsession, danger, woman in danger, haunted by the past, homecoming, ghost, paranormal investigation, exorcism, fear, evil force, supernatural ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Presence of Mind (1999)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Henry James' classic tale of terror The Turn of the Screw receives yet another screen adaptation in this thriller shot in Spain. A young woman (Sadie Frost) is hired to serve as a governess for two children, Miles and Flora (Nilo Mur and Ella ...
Style: gothic, scary, psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: haunted by the past, ghost, supernatural, mystery, death in the family, family in danger, woman in danger, master and servant, mysterious character, family relations, haunted house, family problems ...
Time: 19th century, 90s, 20th century, victorian era, victorian
Place: england, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.2
 872
The Watch (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Cassie, a psych student, was kidnapped and traumatized as a child by a disturbed person. To exorcise her demons and to finish her thesis, she decides on an experiment in isolation, working at a secluded watch tower as a fire lookout. But once ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, psychological, tense, serious ...
Plot: manipulations, mind game, danger, manipulation, haunted by the past, mystery, isolation, rivalry, female protagonist, supernatural, surveillance, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Movie in collections
 6.7
 31K
Dark Water (2002)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A woman in the midst of an unpleasant divorce moves to an eerie apartment building with her young daughter. The ceiling of their apartment has a dark and active leak.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, scary, suspenseful, splatter ...
Plot: ghost, missing child, supernatural, mystery, haunted by the past, flooding, custody, parents and children, danger, losing-it hero, family problems, single parent ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.5
 15
Eroded (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Story: "It is said that when left unhealed, the past can destroy our lives. When Billy Reid and his sister Sheila lose loved ones in a horrific accident, they must face the aftermath together. For Billy, that aftermath and the secrets that lie within ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, tense
Plot: haunted by the past, family relations, mystery, memory loss, family problems, supernatural, supernatural ability, life is a bitch, family in crisis, destiny, forest, loss ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
They're Watching Us (2002)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Horror
Country: Spain, Italy
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Norberto Lopez Amado's They're Watching Us is about a cop who becomes obsessed with a case. Juan (Carmelo Gomez) is ordered to head up an investigation concerning a businessman who has been missing for almost three years. The officer who ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, twists and turns, scary, mind bending ...
Plot: missing person, police investigation, family relations, uncover truth, supernatural, police detective, mental institution, crimes, law enforcement, ghost, danger, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.3
 1K
The Haunting (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Spain
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Francesca is a pediatrician who is dedicated to both motherhood and children, married to another physician, Pedro. Following the birth of a new child, Francesca begins to suffer from postpartum depression. Following the advice of friend and ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, twists and turns, suspense ...
Plot: mystery, supernatural, losing-it hero, obsession, haunted by the past, haunted house, family problems, starting over, isolation, couple relations, parents and children, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Movie in collections
 4.9
 1K
Dark Remains (2005)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After their daughter is brutally murdered in their home, a grieving young couple, Allena and Julie Pkye; escape the city to find solace in the mountains. Julie photographs an abandoned prison she finds in the woods. Upon developing the prints, she ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful, rough, scary ...
Plot: losing-it hero, ghost, family in danger, obsession, haunted by the past, supernatural, isolation, deadly, family problems, murder, death in the family, afterlife ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.3
 1K
Blackwood (2014)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Having recovered from a shattering emotional breakdown, college professor Ben Marshall relocates to the countryside with his wife and young son, hoping for a fresh start. He has a teaching job lined up and a new home to move into; things finally ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, scary, suspenseful, tense
Plot: ghost, haunted house, mystery, danger, supernatural, uncover truth, mentally unstable, death, violence, life is a bitch, college
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 4.1
 818
Absence (2013)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Doctors are baffled when an expectant mother wakes to find her nearly-to-term pregnancy apparently disappear overnight. Police investigate the situation as a missing child, and only her husband and brother trust her version of events.
Style: tense, psychological, suspenseful, serious, scary
Audience: teens
Plot: missing child, mystery, danger, family relations, alien abduction, uncover truth, investigation, pregnancy, supportive spouse, losing-it hero, family problems, woman in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.4
 39K
The Messengers (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When the Solomons trade in the craziness of big-city life for the quiet of a North Dakota farm, little do they expect the nightmare that follows. Soon after arriving, teenage Jess (Kristen Stewart) and her younger brother see terrifying apparitions ...
Style: psychological, scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, tense ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, murder, countryside, death threat, mystery, family in danger, uncover truth, haunted by the past, parents and children, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: north dakota, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The House at the End of Time (2013)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Venezuela
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The story of Dulce, a mother who has encounters with apparitions inside her old house. She must decipher a mystery that could trigger a prophecy: the death of her family.
Style: twists and turns, scary, suspenseful, suspense, mind bending ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, haunted by the past, mystery, family in danger, murder, danger, dealing with death, deadly, family problems, missing child ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: venezuela
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.2
 782
The Heirloom (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A Taiwanese man returns to the island after years abroad when he inherits a house; when he and his fiancé move in, strange things start to happen.
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, scary, serious, suspense ...
Plot: ghost, inheritance, haunted by the past, supernatural, danger, deadly, family problems, family relations, domestic disturbance, curses spells and rituals, estate, family secret ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: taipei
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Mummy An' the Armadillo (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Secrets, murders and lies... all in the name of family. In the middle of nowhere sits the Armadillo Café.The once popular, but now desolate, café is run by a strange family led a troubled, booze-addled mother (Betty Buckley) and a disturbed family ...
Style: psychological, tense, scary, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: mind game, diner, psychopath, crimes, mystery, curses spells and rituals, haunted by the past, family problems, danger, family relations, missing person, woman in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.5
 1K
Find Me (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Before boxes are unpacked in their new home, newlyweds Tim and Emily, find themselves playing a very creepy game of hide and seek with a vengeful spirit.
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious
Plot: danger, ghost, haunted by the past, supernatural, vengeance, rivalry, mystery, haunted house, riddles and clues, woman in danger, indoor, pursuit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.7
 277
Inheritance (2004)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Inheritance tells the tale of sinister old lady Lillian Baker (Marjorie Nelson) & her kind hearted, good natured carer Abigail Nielsen (Jen Taylor). Abigail feels sorry for Lillian & does her best to keep her happy, however one ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, scary
Plot: afterlife, ghost, haunted by the past, supernatural, uncover truth, mental illness, supernatural ability, mentally unstable, danger, golden years, curses spells and rituals, schizophrenia ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.3
 2K
Neverlake (2013)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: Italy
Duration: 86 min.
Story: On a trip home to visit her father, Jenny is thrown into a world of mystery, horror and legend when she is called upon by 3000 year old spirits of the Neverlake to help return their lost artifacts and save the lives of missing children.
Style: suspenseful, tense, scary, mind bending, serious ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural, danger, obsession, family problems, uncover truth, life is a bitch, family relations, mystery, hidden truth, father daughter relationship, female protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Something Wicked (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young couple embark upon their honeymoon against the chilling landscapes of the Pacific Northwest. But when tragedy strikes, gruesome secrets from their past collide with sinister forces of the present...
Style: psychological, tense, scary, serious, captivating ...
Plot: obsession, stalking, haunted by the past, danger, couple relations, couples, deadly, violence, wedding, family relations, death, bikini
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Sin-de-rel-la (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Though having never once in her life seen her father, Hyun-soo has never felt his absense, as there is a perfect mother for her. Her mother is also a renowned plastic surgeon, so she is never lonely, surrounded by girls who want beauty consultations ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, tense, suspense ...
Plot: ghost, darkroom, mystery, obsession, legends and myths, family problems, family relations, deadly, supernatural, nightmare, murder, swimming pool ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Haunting of Helena (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 84 min.
Story: After a divorce, Sophia moves to the south of Italy with her daughter, Helena. Their new home, an apartment within an austere building of the fascist age, is a chance for them to start a new life. But inside an old storage room hides a mysterious ...
Style: scary, psychological, suspenseful, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: parents and children, single parent, supernatural, child in peril, haunted house, danger, ghost, family relations, deadly, mystery, supernatural being, mysticism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Disappeared (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Following the disappearance of his younger brother Tom, Matthew Ryan tries to put his life and sanity back together. However the past keeps coming back to haunt him.
Style: psychological, serious, captivating, suspense, tense ...
Plot: missing person, haunted by the past, family relations, parents and children, teenage life, destiny, crimes, religions or cults, disappearance, brother, working class, abduction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 4.6
 5K
Deadline (2009)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A screenwriter who travels to an abandoned house to finish a script on time, but a series of strange events lead her to a psychological breakdown.
Style: bleak, psychological, suspenseful, scary, serious ...
Plot: ghost, mental breakdown, supernatural, woman in danger, isolation, haunted by the past, estate, mentally unstable, deadly, danger, uncover truth, writer's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Movie in collections
 5.4
 375
Jake's Closet (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Jake's Closet takes you back through childhood in a suspenseful and deeply moving story that dives deep into the mind of a little boy under the stress of a fractured family.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: zombie, family relations, supernatural ability, supernatural, danger, couples, family problems, domestic disturbance, crumbling marriage, breakup, illusion, child in peril ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Secrets in the Walls (2010)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A single mom and her two daughters move from their cramped Detroit apartment to the suburbs but scratching, cries and shadows haunt their new home.
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, slasher, tense ...
Plot: ghost, family in danger, starting over, supernatural, deadly, mentally unstable, family relations, psychopath, family problems, fall in love, parents and children, missing child ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
It's in the Blood (2012)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: One year after a tragic incident tore their family apart, a grieving son and his estranged father embark on a journey into the wild to reconcile their past. When a horrifying accident leaves Russell badly injured, and strands them in the wild, it is ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, bleak, scary ...
Plot: ghost, survival, rescue, isolation, danger, wilderness, supernatural, stalking, deadly, escapades, estrangement, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Lazarus Child (2004)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Italy, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A road accident leaves seven-year-old Frankie Heywood gravely injured and deeply comatose, when she is hit by a bus, and her twelve-year-old brother Ben severely depressed and traumatised after he witnessed the event. Their parents, Jack and Alison, ...
Style: psychological, emotional, serious, gloomy, suspenseful ...
Plot: hopes, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, danger, youth, family problems, power relations, hospital, siblings relations, redemption, parents and children, moral dilemma ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 4.8
 3K
First Born (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Laura's expecting. Her husband, Steven's a loving guy but has little time for her. Her mom lives thousands of miles away. Forced to give up on her dreams, she's always been a bit edgy. A C-section drives her over the edge, making her ...
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, scary, tense
Plot: family in danger, mentally unstable, nanny, parents and children, family problems, danger, mind game, isolation, suburbs, obsession, ghost, supernatural ability ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 4.7
 2K
Sanitarium (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Malcom McDowell, Lou Diamond Phillips and Robert Englund star in three separate stories set in an eerie mental asylum.
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, psychological thriller, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mental illness, losing-it hero, mental institution, danger, doctors and patients, psychological trauma, obsession, art, father son relationship, mentally unstable, unfulfillment, indoor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer (2003)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Set at the turn of the century, this is the tale of Ellen Rimbauer who just received this mysterious mansion as a wedding gift from her new husband...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, scary
Plot: haunted house, ghost, afterlife, uncover truth, mystery, losing-it hero, infidelity, woman in danger, dangerous attraction, supernatural, mysterious character, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%