Movies and TV shows like The Birch

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The Birch (2019)
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The Birch (2019)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 15 min.
TV show
Story: A teenager seeks out the help of a monster who lives in the woods. Based on the short film 'The Birch'.
Style: whimsical, poignant, compassionate, visually appealing, touching, emotional, tear jerker, weird
Plot: giant, teenager, monster, life, friendship, nightmare, unlikely friendships, school, adventure, vengeance, loneliness, family, fantasy world, depression, dream, destiny, boy, bullying, bully, childhood, life & death, creativity, tree, adaptation, storytelling ...

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Most similar movies to The Birch

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, weird, suspenseful and suspense films and TV series with plots about friendship, death, mentor, destiny, storytelling, danger and fantasy world mostly in Drama, Fantasy and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Birch: A Monster Calls (2016), The Order (2019), Legacies (2018), Come Play (2020), Supernatural (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
A Monster Calls (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, Spain, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A boy imagines a monster that helps him deal with his difficult life and see the world in a different way.
Style: dark fantasy, touching, emotional, psychotronic, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids
Plot: bullying, terminal illness, childhood, monster, nightmare, loneliness, family, depression, destiny, imagination, life & death, truth ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.8
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The Order (2019)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Out to avenge his mother's death, a college student pledges a secret order and lands in a war between werewolves and practitioners of dark magic.
Style: exciting, tense, captivating, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: black magic, werewolf, friendship, adventure, magic, danger, society, youth, clan, hopes, death, good versus evil ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 23K
Legacies (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: In a place where young witches, vampires, and werewolves are nurtured to be their best selves in spite of their worst impulses, Klaus Mikaelson’s daughter, 17-year-old Hope Mikaelson, Alaric Saltzman’s twins, Lizzie and Josie Saltzman, among ...
Style: mysterious, romantic, suspenseful, captivating, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: werewolf, supernatural, supernatural romance, witch, supernatural power, vampire, hybrid, teenage life, school, teenager, friendship between teens, save the world ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.7
 10K
Come Play (2020)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A lonely young boy feels different from everyone else. Desperate for a friend, he seeks solace and refuge in his ever-present cell phone and tablet. When a mysterious creature uses the boy’s devices against him to break into our world, his parents ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, enigmatic, psychotronic ...
Plot: autism, supernatural, imaginary friend, monster, demon, hallucination, parents and children, family relations, fear, hopes, boy, danger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 8.4
 404K
Supernatural (2005)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: When they were boys, Sam and Dean Winchester lost their mother to a mysterious and demonic supernatural force. Subsequently, their father raised them to be soldiers. He taught them about the paranormal evil that lives in the dark corners and on the ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, monster, good versus evil, supernatural ability, demon, ghost, supernatural power, death, deadly creature, angel, vampire, evil ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 20th century, year 1997 ...
Place: usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 12K
Sweet Home (2020)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
Story: Cha Hyun-Soo is a high school student. He is also a recluse and rarely leaves his room. He refuses to talk to his father, mother and younger sister. One day, his whole family, except for him, dies in a car accident. Cha Hyun-Soo is left all alone. ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, serious, psychological thriller
Plot: self harm, monster, criminal, virus, society, group of criminals, rebellion, secret society, murder, friendship, bandit, danger ...
Place: south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.2
 31K
I Kill Giants (2017)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA, Belgium, Denmark, UK, Sweden, China
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Sophia, a new high school student, tries to make friends with Barbara, who tells her that “she kills giants,” protecting this way her hometown and its inhabitants, who do not understand her strange behavior.
Style: sad, psychological, atmospheric, rough, psychedelic
Plot: giant, escape from reality, imagination, teenage girl, death of mother, illness, school, bully, psychologist, monster, girl, fear of death ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Where the Wild Things Are (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany, USA, Australia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Max imagines running away from his mom and sailing to a far-off land where large talking beasts -- Ira, Carol, Douglas, the Bull, Judith and Alexander -- crown him as their king, play rumpus, build forts and discover secret hideaways.
Style: stylized, touching, emotional, captivating, talky ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: creature, imaginary kingdom, magical, mischievous children, loneliness, fantasy world, anger, adventure, childhood, monster, imaginary, young heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 7.7
 9K
The Cure (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Dexter, age 11, who has AIDS, and his next door neighbor Eric, a little older and much bigger, become best friends. Eric also becomes closer to Dexter's mother than to his own, who is neglectful and bigoted and violently forbids their ...
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, serious, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, friendship, best friends, aids, loss of son, abusive parent, coming of age, bittersweet, young heroes, family relations, cure, friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river, new orleans, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.5
 8K
Chambers (2019)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Consumed by the mystery surrounding the donor heart that saved her life, a young patient starts taking on sinister characteristics of the deceased.
Style: tense, captivating, suspenseful, suspense, bleak
Plot: death, violence, heart transplant, murder, youth, self sacrifice, family relations, vengeance, father daughter relationship, deadly, dishonesty, supernatural ...
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.7
 17K
Daybreak (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Living his best life in post-apocalyptic LA, a slacker strives to find the girl of his dreams while outwitting mindless ghouls and cliquish gangs.
Style: humorous, absurd, light, colourful
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, zombie, teenager, violence, post apocalypse, apocalypse, misfit, friendship, adventure, outcast, journey, danger ...
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.8
 6K
Audrey Rose (1977)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A man is convinced that a young girl is the reincarnation of his own daughter Audrey Rose, who died in a fiery car accident, along with his wife, two minutes before the girl was born.
Style: psychological, scary, serious, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: afterlife, family relations, betrayal, obsession, nightmare, stranger, supernatural, reincarnation, love and romance, couple relations, loss of daughter, hypnosis ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: india, new york, asia, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Storm of the Century (1999)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 257 min.
TV show
Story: A very powerful blizzard hits the fictional small town of Little Tall Island off the coast of Maine. All access off the island is blocked, and no one is able to leave the island until the storm is over. While trying to deal with the storm, tragedy ...
Style: scary, tense, suspenseful, intense, exciting ...
Plot: storm, village, suicide, island, stranger, murder, blizzard, supernatural, secret, demon, jail, haunted by the past ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.5
 42K
Byzantium (2012)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Two mysterious women seek refuge in a run-down coastal resort. Clara meets lonely Noel, who provides shelter in his deserted guesthouse, Byzantium. Schoolgirl Eleanor befriends Frank and tells him their lethal secret. They were born 200 years ago ...
Style: gothic, atmospheric, serious, stylized, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, supernatural romance, fall in love, female vampire, immortality, dangerous attraction, deadly creature, supernatural, love and romance, mother daughter relationship, secret society, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 18th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.0
 14K
The Odyssey (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, History
Country: UK, Italy, Germany, USA, Turkey, South Africa
Duration: 176 min.
TV show
Story: This lavish small-screen adaptation of Homer's ancient epic--replete with exotic Maltese and Turkish locations, state-of-the-art special effects, and many bronzed muscles gleaming with sweat--chronicles the voyage home of a Trojan hero, ...
Style: breathtaking, epic, exciting, scenic, enigmatic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: mythology, greek mythology, adventure, battles, heroic mission, legends and myths, rescue, friendship, cyclops, good versus evil, deadly creature, getting home ...
Time: ancient history
Place: ancient greece, greece, mediterranean sea
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.4
 85K
The Craft (1996)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A Catholic school newcomer falls in with a clique of teen witches who wield their powers against all who dare to cross them -- be they teachers, rivals or meddlesome parents.
Style: gothic, scary, suspenseful, captivating, offbeat ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: curses spells and rituals, witchcraft, black magic, witch, supernatural, goth, magic, supernatural ability, danger, teenager, karma, good versus evil ...
Time: 1990s, 90s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.6
 46K
The Magicians (2015)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Brakebills University is a secret institution specializing in magic. There, amidst an unorthodox education of spellcasting, a group of twenty-something friends soon discover that a magical fantasy world they read about as children is all too real— ...
Style: exciting, captivating, disturbing, suspense, fairy tale ...
Plot: supernatural power, fantasy world, supernatural ability, magic, magician, school, betrayal, college, society, student, danger, crush ...
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Victor Frankenstein (2015)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Eccentric scientist Victor Von Frankenstein creates a grotesque creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment.
Style: gothic, gothic horror, suspenseful, serious, touching ...
Plot: mad scientist, experiment gone awry, monster, friendship, experiment, steampunk, frankenstein, escapades, laboratory, reanimated corpse, redemption, giant ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, contemporary, 21st century, 1930s
Place: usa, london, scotland, england, big ben london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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W: Two Worlds Apart (2016)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Han Hyo-joo plays a surgeon whose father is a famous comic book creator. One day Dad goes missing and she rushes to his workshop to look for him, and instead finds a strange man bathed in blood. She gets kidnapped by the bloody man, which is where ...
Style: captivating, twists and turns, exciting, sentimental, tense ...
Plot: happy ending, romance, parallel world, destiny, heroes, surgeon, fall in love, supernatural, father daughter relationship, doctor, fantasy world, adventure ...
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.1
 16K
The Shining (1997)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 273 min.
TV show
Story: John Torrance is a writer & recovering alcoholic, who ends up taking a job as a winter caretaker for a remote Colorado hotel which he seeks as an opportunity to finish a piece of work. With his wife and son with him, the caretaker settles ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, tense, scary ...
Plot: hotel, stephen king, ghost, supernatural, isolation, domestic violence, alcohol abuse, pursuit, supernatural ability, psychic, graphic violence, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: miami, usa, florida, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Olive Kitteridge (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 239 min.
TV show
Story: The story focuses on a middle-school math teacher Olive and her relationship with Henry which spans 25 years over the four parts. It is based on Elizabeth Strout’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel.
Style: meditative, realistic, atmospheric, serious, sincere ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, small town life, parents and children, family problems, maturity, family relations, couple relations, elderly, couples, family, loneliness, under the surface ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new england, maine, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 4.8
 25K
Godsend (2004)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A couple agree to have their deceased son cloned under the supervision of an enigmatic doctor, but bizarre things start to happen years after his rebirth.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, tense, suspense ...
Plot: cloning, experiment gone awry, genetic engineering, school, doctor, parents and children, family problems, life is a bitch, deadly, death in the family, dealing with death, clones ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.3
 77K
The Strain (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Mexico
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: A high concept thriller that tells the story of Dr. Ephraim Goodweather, the head of the Center for Disease Control Canary Team in New York City. He and his team are called upon to investigate a mysterious viral outbreak with hallmarks of an ancient ...
Style: scary, captivating, suspenseful, serious, macabre ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vampire, infected, survival, good versus evil, deadly virus, save the world, fate of humanity, chaos and mayhem, plague, supernatural, chaos, corpse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Council of Dads (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: When Scott Perry, a loving father of five, has his entire life’s plan thrown into upheaval by an unexpected health scare, he calls on a few of his most trusted friends to step in as backup dads to help guide and support his growing family.
Style: compassionate, sincere, sentimental, thought provoking, touching ...
Plot: human spirit, desire, life & death, parent child relationship, friendship between men, buddies, friendship, father daughter relationship, partners, death, self discovery, aging ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.0
 274
I Am... (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 47 min.
TV show
Story: Each hour-long film follows a different women as they experience “moments that are emotionally raw, thought-provoking and utterly personal”.
Style: suspense, allegory, psychological, serious, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: women, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, dating, loneliness, life philosophy, male female relationship, regret, desperation, hopes, depression, life is a bitch, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.6
 2K
Heathers (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: A pitch-black comedy anthology set in the present day, as our heroine Veronica Sawyer deals with a very different but equally vicious group of Heathers. Based on the 1988 cult classic film.
Style: ironic, cynical, dark
Plot: suicide, sociopath, adolescence, social misfits, high school, dark humor, teenager, apathy, violence, bullying, teenagers, teenage love ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 8.5
 69K
Paranormal (2020)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Egypt
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: After a sceptical haematologist is plunged into a series of inexplicable events, he unwillingly becomes the go-to-guy for paranormal investigations.
Style: surprise ending, suspense, contemplative, scary, captivating ...
Plot: paranormal, mummy, religion and supernatural, lucifer, demon, nightmare, paranormal activity, chase, haunted house, father daughter relationship, murder, death ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1969, 1960s
Place: egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Boy Who Could Fly (1986)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Milly and Louis, and their recently-widowed mom, Charlene, move to a new neighborhood. Once there, they all deal with a variety of personal problems, but Milly finds a friend in Eric, her autistic next door neighbor. Eric has a fascination with ...
Style: touching, feel good, serious, sentimental, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: coming of age, family relations, alcohol abuse, hopes, autism, flying, family, eccentric family, siblings relations, parents and children, human spirit, coping ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.5
 312K
Hugo (2011)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK, USA, France
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Orphaned and alone except for an uncle, Hugo Cabret lives in the walls of a train station in 1930s Paris. Hugo's job is to oil and maintain the station's clocks, but to him, his more important task is to protect a broken automaton and ...
Style: visually appealing, touching, sentimental, captivating, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: orphan, steampunk, adventure, filmmaking, magical, friendship, street kid, kids in trouble, hopes, destiny, robot, danger ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, post world war one, 1920s
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Indian in the Cupboard (1995)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A nine-year-old boy gets a plastic Indian and a cupboard for his birthday and finds himself involved in adventure when the Indian comes to life and befriends him.
Style: touching, clever, light, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: toy comes to life, friendship, adventure, family, toys, escapades, supernatural ability, danger, parents and children, toy soldier, parallel world, family relations ...
Time: 18th century
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%