10 best movies like What Dreams May Come (1998)

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Movies similar to What Dreams May Come (1998): Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Shack, Wristcutters: A Love Story, The Lovely Bones, The Lake House, Edward Scissorhands, Ghost, The Notebook, Charlie St. Cloud, Go North.

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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 8.3)
Genrefantastic, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:48
CharactersDoctors
PlotLove, Love at first sight, Depression, Lost memory, Happiness, Fate, Time travel, Jealousy
PlaceTrains, Office, USA
StylePopular, Worth watching

Joel Barish, heartbroken that his girlfriend underwent a procedure to erase him from her memory, decides to do the same. However, as he watches his memories of her fade away, he realises that he still loves her, and may be too late to correct his mistake.

The Shack (2017)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.3)
Genrefantasy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:23
PlotMystery

After suffering a family tragedy, Mack Phillips spirals into a deep depression causing him to question his innermost beliefs. Facing a crisis of faith, he receives a mysterious letter urging him to an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Despite his doubts, Mack journeys to the shack and encounters an enigmatic trio of strangers led by a woman named Papa. Through this meeting, Mack finds important truths that will transform his understanding of his tragedy and change his life forever.

Wristcutters: A Love Story (2006)
Mark6.2 (imdb: 7.3)
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:28
PlotAdventure

Zia, distraught over breaking up with his girlfriend, decides to end it all. Unfortunately, he discovers that there is no real ending, only a run-down afterlife that is strikingly similar to his old one, just a bit worse. Discovering that his ex-girlfriend has also "offed" herself, he sets out on a road trip, with his Russian rocker friend, to find her. Their journey takes them through an absurd purgatory where they discover that being dead doesn't mean you have to stop livin'!

The Lovely Bones (2009)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 6.7)
Genrethriller, fantasy, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, New Zealand
Duration02:15
CharactersScammers, Gangsters
PlaceLondon

After being brutally murdered, 14-year-old Susie Salmon watches from heaven over her grief-stricken family -- and her killer. As she observes their daily lives, she must balance her thirst for revenge with her desire for her family to heal.

The Lake House (2006)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 6.8)
Genrefantasy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA, Australia
Duration01:39
CharactersWizards, Architects
PlotMagic, Mystery
PlaceForest

A lonely doctor who once occupied an unusual lakeside home begins exchanging love letters with its former resident, a frustrated architect. They must try to unravel the mystery behind their extraordinary romance before it's too late.

Edward Scissorhands (1990)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 7.9)
Genrefantasy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:45
CharactersScientists, Friends
PlotDeath, Loneliness
PlaceUSA
StyleTo cry, Atmospheric, Gothic

A small suburban town receives a visit from a castaway unfinished science experiment named Edward.

Ghost (1990)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 7)
Genrethriller, fantasy, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:07
PlotLove, Ghosts, Death

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. When he learns of Carl's betrayal, Sam must seek the help of psychic Oda Mae Brown to set things right and protect Molly from Carl and his goons.

The Notebook (2004)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 7.8)
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:04
PlotLove, Lost memory, Death, Cheating, Intrigue, Love triangle
PlaceHospitals
StyleWorth watching, Touching, To cry

An epic love story centered around an older man who reads aloud to a woman with Alzheimer's. From a faded notebook, the old man's words bring to life the story about a couple who is separated by World War II, and is then passionately reunited, seven years later, after they have taken different paths.

Charlie St. Cloud (2010)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 6.4)
Genrefantasy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:39
PlotSupernatural

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 tragedy strikes and takes his dreams with it. After his high-school classmate Tess returns home unexpectedly, Charlie grows torn between honoring a promise he made four years earlier and moving forward with newfound love. And as he finds the courage to let go of the past for good, Charlie discovers the soul most worth saving is his own.

Go North (2017)
Mark10 (imdb: 4.2)
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:06
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Parents, Mothers, Pupils
PlotTime travel, Disasters, Love, Death, Survival, Chase, Pursuit
PlaceSchool
TimeFuture

Set in the wake of unknown catastrophe which has resulted in an adult-free community being led by a cabal of former high school jocks. After two members set out on a dangerous journey into the unknown to find family and hope for the future, Caleb and his vicious underling Gentry follow in hot pursuit.

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The Fountain (2006)
Mark7.2 (imdb: 7.2)
Genrefantastic, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:36
CharactersDoctors, Writers
PlotDreams
PlaceSpain
TimeMiddle Ages

Spanning over one thousand years, and three parallel stories, The Fountain is a story of love, death, spirituality, and the fragility of our existence in this world.

It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
Mark8.4
Genrefantasy, drama, family
CountryUSA
Duration02:10

A holiday favourite for generations... George Bailey has spent his entire life giving to the people of Bedford Falls. All that prevents rich skinflint Mr. Potter from taking over the entire town is George's modest building and loan company. But on Christmas Eve the business's $8,000 is lost and George's troubles begin.

Twelve Monkeys (1995)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 8)
Genrefantastic, thriller, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:09
CharactersScientists
PlotTime machine, Time travel, Viruses, Disasters, Mystery
TimeFuture
StyleAtmospheric

In the year 2035, convict James Cole reluctantly volunteers to be sent back in time to discover the origin of a deadly virus that wiped out nearly all of the earth's population and forced the survivors into underground communities. But when Cole is mistakenly sent to 1990 instead of 1996, he's arrested and locked up in a mental hospital. There he meets psychiatrist Dr. Kathryn Railly, and patient Jeffrey Goines, the son of a famous virus expert, who may hold the key to the mysterious rogue group, the Army of the 12 Monkeys, thought to be responsible for unleashing the killer disease.

Meet Joe Black (1998)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 7.2)
Genrefantasy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:58
CharactersBusinessmen
PlotLove, Death, Relationship
PlaceUSA
StyleLong, Touching

When the grim reaper comes to collect the soul of megamogul Bill Parrish, he arrives with a proposition: Host him for a "vacation" among the living in trade for a few more days of existence. Parrish agrees, and using the pseudonym Joe Black, Death begins taking part in Parrish's daily agenda and falls in love with the man's daughter. Yet when Black's holiday is over, so is Parrish's life.

Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 8.1)
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CountryAustralia, USA
Duration02:30
CharactersTough guys, Gangsters
PlotAdventure, Cars, Racing, Chase, Survival, Time travel, Disasters, Apocalypse
PlaceUSA
TimePost apocalypse, Future
StyleFor men, For a group of friends, Popular, Exciting

An apocalyptic story set in the furthest reaches of our planet, in a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, and most everyone is crazed fighting for the necessities of life. Within this world exist two rebels on the run who just might be able to restore order. There's Max, a man of action and a man of few words, who seeks peace of mind following the loss of his wife and child in the aftermath of the chaos. And Furiosa, a woman of action and a woman who believes her path to survival may be achieved if she can make it across the desert back to her childhood homeland.

Titanic (1997)
Mark9.6 (imdb: 6.6)
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration03:14
PlotOn real events, Disasters, Love, Relationship, Shipwreck, Time travel, Jealousy, Survival
PlaceSea, Ships
StyleWorth watching, Romantic, To cry

84 years later, a 101-year-old woman named Rose DeWitt Bukater tells the story to her granddaughter Lizzy Calvert, Brock Lovett, Lewis Bodine, Bobby Buell and Anatoly Mikailavich on the Keldysh about her life set in April 10th 1912, on a ship called Titanic when young Rose boards the departing ship with the upper-class passengers and her mother, Ruth DeWitt Bukater, and her fiancé, Caledon Hockley. Meanwhile, a drifter and artist named Jack Dawson and his best friend Fabrizio De Rossi win third-class tickets to the ship in a game. And she explains the whole story from departure until the death of Titanic on its first and last voyage April 15th, 1912 at 2:20 in the morning.

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009)
Mark7 (imdb: 6.8)
Genrefantasy, adventure, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, Canada, France
Duration02:03
CharactersDoctors
PlotAdventure, Mystery
PlaceLondon

A traveling theater company gives its audience much more than they were expecting.

Mr. Nobody (2009)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 7.8)
Genrefantastic, fantasy, melodrama, drama
CountryBelgium, Germany, Canada, France
Duration02:18
CharactersOld man
PlotTime travel, Meaning of life, Consciousness, Growing up, Mystery, Mystery, Fate, Death
TimeFuture
StylePhilosophical, Deep Meaning, Mind-altering, Expanding consciousness, Fancy

Nemo Nobody leads an ordinary existence with his wife and 3 children; one day, he wakes up as a mortal centenarian in the year 2092.

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