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Seven Pounds (2008)
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Seven Pounds (2008)

Haunted by a secret, Ben Thomas looks for redemption by radically transforming the lives of seven people he doesn't know. Once his plan is set, nothing will be able to stop him. At least that's what he thinks. But Ben hadn't planned on falling in love with one of these people and she's the one who w…ill end up transforming him. (Read More)

Themes:
redemption depression suicide 
Mood:
rain 
Locations:
motel beach 
Characters:
death of hero doctor patient relationship engineer interracial relationship best friend brother brother relationship boyfriend girlfriend relationship 
Story:
heart patient weak heart human heart heart condition heart transplant heart disease beach house driving while on a cell phone transplant recipient lung transplant bone marrow transplant blood type emotional healing liver transplant eye transplant β€¦organ transplantation weeding organ transplant kidney transplant irs agent organ donor sibling relationship guilty conscience printing press atonement jellyfish abusive boyfriend death of title character main character dies blind vegetarian death of protagonist heart impersonation fraud kissing while having sex tragic event pianist widower car crash car accident cell phone surprise ending number in title sex scene flashback kiss dog  (See All)

Remember Me (2010)
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Remember Me (2010)

A romantic drama set in New York City during the summer of 2001, where Tyler, a rebellious young man, meets Ally through a twist of fate. Her spirit helps him heal after a family tragedy, though soon the circumstances that brought them together threaten to tear them apart.

Themes:
suicide 
Characters:
best friend brother brother relationship boyfriend girlfriend relationship 
Story:
death of protagonist kissing while having sex tragic event widower surprise ending sex scene kiss 

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Flatliners (2017)
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Flatliners (2017)

Medical students begin to explore the realm of near death experiences, hoping for insights. Each has their heart stopped and is revived. They begin having flashes of walking nightmares from their childhood, reflecting sins they committed or had committed against them. The experiences continue to int…ensify, and they begin to be physically beaten by their visions as they try and go deeper into the death experience to find a cure. (Read More)

Themes:
redemption 
Story:
guilty conscience jellyfish heart tragic event car crash car accident cell phone surprise ending flashback kiss 

21 Grams (2003)
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21 Grams (2003)

This is the story of three well-meaning but flawed people: Paul Rivers, an ailing mathematician lovelessly married to an English emigre; Christina Peck, an upper-middle-class suburban housewife, happily married homemaker with two young daughters, with hiding a secret past; and Jack Jordan, an ex-con…vict who has found in his Christian faith the strength to live a law-abiding life and raise a family. They will be brought together by a terrible accident that will change their lives. By the final frame, none of them will be the same as they will have learnt harsh truths about love, faith, courage, desire and guilt, and how chance can change our worlds irretrievably, forever. (Read More)

Themes:
redemption suicide 
Mood:
rain 
Locations:
motel 
Story:
heart transplant organ transplantation organ donor heart car accident cell phone number in title flashback kiss 

Carlito's Way (1993) is one of the best movies like Seven Pounds (2008)
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Carlito's Way (1993)

A Puerto Rican ex-con pledges to stay away from his former drug dealing ways but finds himself being dragged back by his past connections and the naive machinations of his lawyer and best friend. Hoping to raise enough money to get away from New York, Carlito Brigante takes on the job of running a n…ightclub, renews an affair with a dancer but old associates and old instincts suck him back into a world of violence and mistrust. (Read More)

Characters:
death of hero boyfriend girlfriend relationship 
Story:
death of title character main character dies death of protagonist kissing while having sex tragic event surprise ending flashback kiss 

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Dragonfly (2002)
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Dragonfly (2002)

Dr. Joe Darrow is a recently widowed doctor. He is grieving due to the death of his pregnant wife in a Red Cross mission in Venezuela. Although being atheist, he began to believe that his dead wife wants to communicate with him, through her young patients in the Pediatrics of a Chicago hospital.

Mood:
rain 
Characters:
best friend 
Story:
organ transplant organ donor heart widower car accident cell phone surprise ending flashback 

Blood Work (2002)
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Blood Work (2002)

Retired FBI profiler Terry McCaleb (Eastwood), who has recently had a heart transplant, is hired by Graciela Rivers (De Jesus), to investigate the death of her sister, Gloria, who happens to have given McCaleb his heart. On the case, he soon deduces that the killer, who staged the murder to look lik…e a random robbery, may actually be a serial killer Terry was trailing for years in the FBI. Can the elderly and feeble McCaleb, who had intended to spend his retirement living on his boat in the Los Angeles harbor, and who can't drive, and has to nap regularly, muster up the endurance to find the killer? (Read More)

Characters:
doctor patient relationship interracial relationship 
Story:
heart transplant transplant recipient heart surprise ending 

An Unfinished Life (2005)
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An Unfinished Life (2005)

To escape an abusive boyfriend, without announcing her plans in advance, Jean Gilkyson takes her young daughter Griff to the Wyoming ranch of her father-in-law, Einar. Jean and Einar are disaffected, as he blames her for the death of his son in a car accident. Einar is taking care of his friend Mitc…h, who was attacked by a bear, and Einar does not know that he has a granddaughter. While Mitch heals and forgives the bear, Einar also changes his feelings regarding Jean, finally understanding that accidents happen and accepting her and loving Griff. (Read More)

Themes:
redemption 
Mood:
rain 
Locations:
motel 
Characters:
boyfriend girlfriend relationship 
Story:
emotional healing abusive boyfriend car accident 

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All About My Mother (1999) is one of the best movies like Seven Pounds (2008)
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All About My Mother (1999)

Manuela is a hard-working single mom who has raised her son Esteban by herself since the time he was born. On his 17th birthday they go to the theater and after the show, Esteban tries to get the main actress' autograph but is run down on the street and dies. Manuela is beside herself with grief and… decides to return to Barcelona to tell the boy's transgender father Lola, about the death of the son he never knew he had. He is nowhere to be found but Manuela does find an old friend, Agrado and meets up with a pregnant nun, Rosa. Together they form a life and become fast friends - until tragedy strikes again. (Read More)

Themes:
redemption 
Story:
heart transplant transplant recipient organ transplant organ donor heart kiss flashback dog 

Paranoia (2013)
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Paranoia (2013)

The high stakes thriller Paranoia takes us deep behind the scenes of global success to a deadly world of greed and deception. The two most powerful tech billionaires in the world ('Harrison Ford (I)' (qv) and 'Gary Oldman (I)' (qv)) are bitter rivals with a complicated past who will stop at nothing …to destroy each other. A young superstar ('Liam Hemsworth' (qv)), seduced by unlimited wealth and power falls between them, and becomes trapped in the middle of the twists and turns of their life-and-death game of corporate espionage. By the time he realizes his life is in danger, he is in far too deep and knows far too much for them to let him walk away. (Read More)

Themes:
redemption 
Mood:
rain 
Characters:
engineer boyfriend girlfriend relationship 
Story:
fraud widower car crash car accident cell phone surprise ending kiss flashback 

John Q (2002)
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John Q (2002)

John Quincy Archibald's son Michael collapses while playing baseball as a result of heart failure. John rushes Michael to a hospital emergency room where he is informed that Michael's only hope is a transplant. Unfortunately, John's insurance won't cover his son's transplant. Out of options, John Q.… takes the emergency room staff and patients hostage until hospital doctors agree to do the transplant. (Read More)

Story:
heart transplant organ donor abusive boyfriend heart car accident surprise ending 

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Malcolm X (1992)
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Malcolm X (1992)

Biograpical epic of Malcolm X, the legendary African American leader. Born Malcolm Little, his father (a Garveyite Baptist minister) was killed by the Ku Klux Klan. Malcolm became a gangster, and while in jail discovered the Nation of Islam writings of Elijah Muhammad. He preaches the teachings when… let out of jail, but later on goes on a pilgrimage to the city of Mecca, there he converts to the original Islamic religion and becomes a Sunni Muslim and changes his name to El-Hajj Malik Al-Shabazz. He is assassinated on February 21, 1965 and dies a Muslim martyr. (Read More)

Themes:
redemption 
Locations:
beach 
Characters:
interracial relationship 
Story:
death of title character main character dies death of protagonist tragic event flashback 

Unleashed (2005) is one of the best movies like Seven Pounds (2008)
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Unleashed (2005)

Raised as a slave, Danny is used to fighting for his survival. In fact, his "master," Bart, thinks of him as a pet and goes as far as leashing him with a collar so they can make money in fight clubs, where Danny is the main contender. When Bart's crew is in a car accident, Danny escapes and meets a …blind, kindhearted piano tuner who takes him in and uses music to free the fighter's long-buried heart. (Read More)

Themes:
redemption 
Story:
blind heart pianist car accident dog flashback kiss 

Troy (2004)
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Troy (2004)

As the Greeks fall, they decided to head back home. King Priam decides to have one last battle with the Greeks to leave Troy for good. It was a night battle so the Greeks didn't knew, raining them down with flaming arrows and lighting huge balls of dry branches and rolling them down at the beach. It… was a battle that Achilles wasn't in, but his cousin Patroclus pretended to be him by wearing his armor, his sword, his helmet, and his moves. Hector finally had a battle with Achilles not knowing it wasn't him. Patroclus was fast but Hector was faster, causing him to cut Patroclus's neck and finishing him with a sword to the heart. (Read More)

Locations:
beach 
Characters:
death of hero best friend brother brother relationship 
Story:
main character dies heart kissing while having sex surprise ending sex scene kiss 

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The Eye (2002)
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The Eye (2002)

A blind girl gets a cornea transplant so that she would be able to see again. However, she got more than what she bargained for when she realised she could even see ghosts. And some of these ghosts are down right unfriendly. So she embarks on a journey to find the origins of her cornea and to reveal… the history of the previous dead owner ... (Read More)

Themes:
suicide 
Characters:
doctor patient relationship 
Story:
eye transplant blind tragic event flashback 

Man On Fire (2004)
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Man On Fire (2004)

Hard drinking, burnt out ex CIA operative John Creasy has given up on life until he's hired as a bodyguard to protect nine year old Pita Ramos. Bit by bit, Creasy begins to reclaim some of his soul, but when pita is kidnapped, Creasy's fiery rage is finally released and he will stop at nothing to sa…ve her as he sets out on a dangerous, revenge fuelled rescue mission. (Read More)

Themes:
redemption suicide 
Story:
death of title character main character dies death of protagonist car accident cell phone dog 

Stay (2005) is one of the best movies like Seven Pounds (2008)
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Stay (2005)

A thought-provoking and haunting exploration of how reality and dream-states may combine to form complex interactions. The line between the imagination and reality blurs when an accomplished Psychiatrist takes on a patient that appears to be suicidal.

Themes:
depression suicide 
Mood:
rain 
Characters:
doctor patient relationship boyfriend girlfriend relationship 
Story:
car crash car accident surprise ending dog kiss flashback 

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Something's Gotta Give (2003)
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Something's Gotta Give (2003)

Harry Sanborn is an aged music industry exec with a fondness for younger women like Marin, his latest trophy girlfriend. Things get a little awkward when Harry suffers a heart attack at the home of Marin's mother Erica. Left in the care of Erica and his doctor, a love triangle starts to take shape.

Mood:
rain 
Locations:
beach 
Characters:
doctor patient relationship boyfriend girlfriend relationship 
Story:
beach house heart cell phone flashback kiss 

I Am Legend (2007)
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I Am Legend (2007)

Robert Neville is a scientist who was unable to stop the spread of the terrible virus that was incurable and man-made. Immune, Neville is now the last human survivor in what is left of New York City and perhaps the world. For three years, Neville has faithfully sent out daily radio messages, despera…te to find any other survivors who might be out there. But he is not alone. Mutant victims of the plague -- The Infected -- lurk in the shadows... watching Neville's every move... waiting for him to make a fatal mistake. Perhaps mankind's last, best hope, Neville is driven by only one remaining mission: to find a way to reverse the effects of the virus using his own immune blood. But he knows he is outnumbered... and quickly running out of time. (Read More)

Themes:
depression suicide 
Characters:
death of hero 
Story:
main character dies death of protagonist widower car accident surprise ending dog flashback 

27 Dresses (2008)
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27 Dresses (2008)

Two things about Jane: she never says no to her friends (she's been a bridesmaid 27 times and selflessly plans friends' weddings), and she's in love with her boss, George, nurturing dreams of a lovely, romantic wedding of her own. She meets Kevin, a cynical writer who finds her attractive, and that …same week her flirtatious younger sister Tess comes to town. Jane silently watches George fall for Tess, a manipulative pretender. Worse, Jane may be called upon to plan their wedding. Meanwhile, Kevin tries to get Jane's attention and has an idea that may advance his career. Can Jane uncork her feelings? (Read More)

Mood:
rain 
Locations:
beach 
Characters:
best friend 
Story:
vegetarian widower cell phone number in title dog kiss 

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About Time (2013) is one of the best movies like Seven Pounds (2008)
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About Time (2013)

At the age of 21, Tim Lake (Domhnall Gleeson) discovers he can travel in time... The night after another unsatisfactory New Year party, Tim's father (Bill Nighy) tells his son that the men in his family have always had the ability to travel through time. Tim can't change history, but he can change w…hat happens and has happened in his own life-so he decides to make his world a better place...by getting a girlfriend. Sadly, that turns out not to be as easy as you might think. Moving from the Cornwall coast to London to train as a lawyer, Tim finally meets the beautiful but insecure Mary (Rachel McAdams). They fall in love, then an unfortunate time-travel incident means he's never met her at all. So they meet for the first time again-and again-but finally, after a lot of cunning time-traveling, he wins her heart. Tim then uses his power to create the perfect romantic proposal, to save his wedding from the worst best-man speeches, to save his best friend from professional disaster and to get his pregnant wife to the hospital in time for the birth of their daughter, despite a nasty traffic jam outside Abbey Road. But as his unusual life progresses, Tim finds out that his unique gift can't save him from the sorrows and ups and downs that affect all families, everywhere. There are great limits to what time travel can achieve, and it can be dangerous too. (Read More)

Locations:
beach 
Characters:
brother brother relationship boyfriend girlfriend relationship 
Story:
beach house heart car crash car accident cell phone surprise ending flashback kiss 

50/50 (2011)
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50/50 (2011)

Adam is a 27 year old writer of radio programs and is diagnosed with a rare form of spinal cancer. With the help of his best friend, his mother, and a young therapist at the cancer center, Adam learns what and who the most important things in his life are.

Themes:
depression 
Mood:
rain 
Characters:
doctor patient relationship best friend boyfriend girlfriend relationship 
Story:
organ donor cell phone number in title sex scene kiss dog 

The American (2010)
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The American (2010)

Alone among assassins, Jack is a master craftsman. When a job in Sweden ends more harshly than expected for this American abroad, he vows to his contact Pavel that his next assignment will be his last. Jack reports to the Italian countryside, where he holes up in a small town and relishes being away… from death for a spell. The assignment, as specified by a Belgian woman, Mathilde, is in the offing as a weapon is constructed. Surprising himself, Jack seeks out the friendship of local priest Father Benedetto and pursues romance with local woman Clara. But by stepping out of the shadows, Jack may be tempting fate. (Read More)

Themes:
redemption 
Characters:
boyfriend girlfriend relationship 
Story:
main character dies death of protagonist car crash car accident cell phone surprise ending sex scene kiss flashback 

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Dan In Real Life (2007)
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Dan In Real Life (2007)

Single father Dan Burns dedicates his life to his children, but one day he meets Marie at a bookstore. They get to know each other, but then Dan finds out that Marie is actually dating his brother, Mitch.

Mood:
rain 
Locations:
beach 
Characters:
brother brother relationship boyfriend girlfriend relationship 
Story:
pianist widower cell phone kiss 

The Good Girl (2002) is one of the best movies like Seven Pounds (2008)
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The Good Girl (2002)

The plot revolves around a young married woman whose mundane life takes a turn for the worse when she strikes up a passionate and illicit affair with an oddball discount-store stock boy who thinks he's Holden Caulfield.

Themes:
depression suicide 
Mood:
rain 
Locations:
motel 
Characters:
boyfriend girlfriend relationship 
Story:
kissing while having sex sex scene kiss flashback dog 

Carrie (2013)
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Carrie (2013)

The outcast teenager Carrie White is bullied by her classmates at high school. Her mother, Margaret White, is a pious and paranoid woman that sees sin everywhere and the need of self-inflicting punishment. When Carrie has her first period, she does not understand what is happening to her and her cla…ssmates humiliate her in the changing room. The spiteful Chris Hargensen videotapes Carrie with her cell phone and posts it on the Internet. Their teacher Ms. Desjardin punishes the students, but when Chris challenges her, she is suspended and consequently is banned from the prom. Meanwhile, Carrie discovers that she has telekinesis and learns how to control her ability. Sue Snell, one of the girls that tormented Carrie, feels bad and asks her boyfriend Tommy Ross to invite Carrie to go with him to the prom to make up for what she did to Carrie. But Chris and her boyfriend Billy Nolan plot an evil prank with her friends to seek vengeance for Carrie. (Read More)

Themes:
redemption depression suicide 
Mood:
rain 
Characters:
boyfriend girlfriend relationship 
Story:
death of title character tragic event car accident cell phone surprise ending sex scene kiss 

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Starman (1984)
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Starman (1984)

Jenny Hayden never did get over the death of her husband. So when an alien life form decides to model "himself" on the husband, Jenny is understandably confused if not terrified. The alien, or Starman, as he is called, has a deadline to meet, and kidnaps Jenny in order to meet it.

Locations:
motel 
Story:
impersonation kissing while having sex car crash car accident surprise ending sex scene kiss 

3 Days To Kill (2014)
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3 Days To Kill (2014)

Dying of brain cancer, a dangerous international spy is determined to give up his high stakes life to finally build a closer relationship with his estranged wife and daughter, whom he's previously kept at arm's length to keep out of danger; but first, he must complete one last mission - even if it m…eans juggling the two toughest assignments yet: hunt down the world's most ruthless terrorist and look after his teenage daughter for the first time in ten years while his wife is out of town. (Read More)

Themes:
redemption 
Locations:
beach 
Characters:
boyfriend girlfriend relationship 
Story:
beach house car crash car accident cell phone surprise ending number in title flashback 

Gran Torino (2008) is one of the best movies like Seven Pounds (2008)
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Gran Torino (2008)

Walt Kowalski is a widower who holds onto his prejudices despite the changes in his Michigan neighborhood and the world around him. Kowalski is a grumpy, tough-minded, unhappy old man who can't get along with either his kids or his neighbors. He is a Korean War veteran whose prize possession is a 19…72 Gran Torino he keeps in mint condition. When his neighbor Thao, a young Hmong teenager under pressure from his gang member cousin, tries to steal his Gran Torino, Kowalski sets out to reform the youth. Drawn against his will into the life of Thao's family, Kowalski is soon taking steps to protect them from the gangs that infest their neighborhood. (Read More)

Themes:
redemption 
Characters:
engineer brother brother relationship 
Story:
death of protagonist tragic event widower cell phone surprise ending dog 

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Huo Yuanjia (2006)
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Huo Yuanjia (2006)

Martial arts legend Huo Yuanjia became the most famous fighter in all of China at the turn of the 20th Century. Huo faced personal tragedy but ultimately fought his way out of darkness and into history, defining the true spirit of martial arts. His self-discovery, and the choices he made, inspired h…is nation. The son of a great fighter who did not wish for his child to follow in his footsteps, the bullied Huo Yuanjia resolves to teach himself how to fight - and win. Years of training enable him to ace match after match in his home region of Tianjin. But as his fame as a martial arts master grows, so does his pride. After an ill-advised fight leads to another master's death, members of Huo's family are slain in revenge. Grieving and ashamed, Huo wanders the country in shock. Near death, he is rescued by women from an idyllic village, and is offered simple kindness and generosity that help him heal and regain his equilibrium over a period of several years. Huo realizes that the future of martial arts lies in sportsmanship and not brutality, and he rejoins society to apply what he has learned. Returning to Tianjin, Huo takes steps to come to terms with his past and restore his family's name. His evolving, graceful Mizong (Missing) Fist method of fighting brings Huo renewed success, and he forms the progressive Jingwu Sports Federation. Taking note, duplicitous members of the Foreign Chamber of Commerce engineer a Shanghai tournament pitting Huo against four fighters, each repres… (Read More)

Themes:
redemption 
Characters:
engineer best friend 
Story:
main character dies blind death of protagonist widower surprise ending 

Gattaca (1997)
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Gattaca (1997)

In the not-too-distant future, a less-than-perfect man wants to travel to the stars. Society has categorized Vincent Freeman as less than suitable given his genetic make-up and he has become one of the underclass of humans that are only useful for menial jobs. To move ahead, he assumes the identity …of Jerome Morrow, a perfect genetic specimen who is a paraplegic as a result of a car accident. With professional advice, Vincent learns to deceive DNA and urine sample testing. Just when he is finally scheduled for a space mission, his program director is killed and the police begin an investigation, jeopardizing his secret. (Read More)

Themes:
suicide 
Locations:
beach 
Characters:
brother brother relationship 
Story:
heart condition fraud pianist car accident surprise ending flashback kiss 

The Salton Sea (2002)
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The Salton Sea (2002)

After the murder of his beloved wife, Danny Parker is set adrift in a world where nothing is as it seems. On his journey he befriends slacker Jimmy the Finn and becomes involved in rescuing his neighbor Colette from her own demons. Danny is antagonized by undercover narcotics agents and sadistic dea…ler Pooh-Bear. (Read More)

Mood:
rain 
Locations:
motel beach 
Characters:
boyfriend girlfriend relationship 
Story:
abusive boyfriend car crash surprise ending sex scene flashback 

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The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) is one of the best movies like Seven Pounds (2008)
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The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)

Three grown prodigies, all with a unique genius of some kind, and their mother are staying at the family household. Their father, Royal had left them long ago, and comes back to make things right with his family.

Themes:
redemption depression 
Characters:
interracial relationship brother brother relationship 
Story:
car crash car accident flashback dog 

Two For The Money (2005)
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Two For The Money (2005)

Brandon Lang loves football: an injury keeps him from the pros, but his quarterback's anticipation makes him a brilliant predictor of games' outcomes. Needing money, he leaves Vegas for Manhattan to work for Walter Abrams advising gamblers. Walter has a doting wife, a young daughter, and a thriving …business, but he has problems: a bum heart, a belief he's a master manipulator, and addictions barely kept in check. He remakes Brandon, and a father-son relationship grows. Then, things go awry. Walter may be running a con. The odds against Brandon mount. (Read More)

Story:
heart condition heart disease heart number in title sex scene 

Devdas (2002)
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Devdas (2002)

The son of Zamindar Narayan Mukherjee, Devdas (Shahrukh Khan) was born with a silver spoon in his mouth. He grew up in the lush village of Taj Sonapur, where he spent his childhood, indulged by his lovely playmate Paro (Aishwarya). They grew up sharing a special relationship, in which they existed o…nly to each other. Oblivious of all the differences of status and background, a bond that would never break grew between them. Slowly, it changed to love but it was still unsaid. But the reverie was broken when his family sent Devdas to London for education. Paro's world crashed knowing that her Devdas would be gone and she lit a diya, for it signified the fast coming back of her loved one. Years passed and Devdas returned. Devdas was besotted by her stunning beauty and longed to have her back. But Zamindar Narayan Mukherjee (Vijay Crishna), Devdas' father, met Paro's mother Sumitra's (Kiran Kher) marriage proposal with condescending arrogance. It caused a rift between the families and even though Devdas tried to convince his father, only antagonism came his way. Finally, he moved away from Paro and wrote a letter to her, asking her to forget him. Only, he didn't realize that he would never be able to forget her ever! And much later, when he reached out to her, it was too late as she was far too humiliated. She scorned him for not standing by her and they parted forever with a heart-broken Paro entering into a chaste marriage with a wealthy, much older man, Zamindar Bhuvan (Vijayen… (Read More)

Mood:
rain 
Characters:
death of hero brother brother relationship 
Story:
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Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
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Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what's left of society into chaos. K's discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner wh…o has been missing for 30 years. (Read More)

Characters:
engineer 
Story:
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Signs (2002) is one of the best movies like Seven Pounds (2008)
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Signs (2002)

Preacher Graham Hess, played by Mel Gibson, has lost his faith in God after his wife dies in a brutal car accident. He along with his son and daughter and his brother Merrill lives in a farmhouse. Crop circles begin to appear in their corn fields which Graham dismisses as mischief by miscreants. Aft…er hearing strange noises and watching news coverage on crop circles appearing all over the world, the family grows suspicious of alien activities. Now they must stick together and believe, as a family to survive the ordeal and find a way to escape. (Read More)

Characters:
brother brother relationship 
Story:
vegetarian widower car accident surprise ending flashback dog 

The Net (1995)
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The Net (1995)

Angela Bennett's a software engineer type who works from home and has few friends outside of cyberspace. Taking her first vacation in years, she becomes embroiled in a web of computer espionage.

Themes:
suicide 
Locations:
beach 
Characters:
engineer 
Story:
impersonation pianist car crash dog 

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Boy A (2007)
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Boy A (2007)

A young man is released from prison after many years and given a new identity in a new town. Aided by a supervisor who becomes like a father to him he finds a job and friends and hesitantly starts a relationship with a compassionate girl. But the secret of the heinous crime he committed as a boy wei…ghs down on him, and he learns that it is not so easy to escape your past. (Read More)

Themes:
redemption depression suicide 
Locations:
beach 
Characters:
brother brother relationship boyfriend girlfriend relationship 
Story:
car crash car accident cell phone sex scene flashback kiss 

Daredevil (2003)
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Daredevil (2003)

Fate deals young orphan Matt Murdock a strange hand when he is doused with hazardous waste. The accident leaves Matt blind but also gives him a heightened "radar sense" that allows him to "see" far better than any man. Years later Murdock has grown into a man and becomes a respected criminal attorne…y. But after he's done his "day job" Matt takes on a secret identity as "The Man Without Fear," Daredevil, the masked avenger that patrols the neighborhood of Hell's Kitchen and New York City to combat the injustice that he cannot tackle in the courtroom. (Read More)

Themes:
redemption 
Mood:
rain 
Story:
blind kissing while having sex car crash car accident kiss flashback 

War Dogs (2016) is one of the best movies like Seven Pounds (2008)
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War Dogs (2016)

Two friends in their early 20s (Hill and Teller) living in Miami Beach during the Iraq War exploit a little-known government initiative that allows small businesses to bid on U.S. Military contracts. Starting small, they begin raking in big money and are living the high life. But the pair gets in ov…er their heads when they land a 300 million dollar deal to arm the Afghan Military - a deal that puts them in business with some very shady people, not the least of which turns out to be the U.S. Government. Based on true events. (Read More)

Locations:
motel beach 
Characters:
interracial relationship boyfriend girlfriend relationship 
Story:
impersonation fraud cell phone surprise ending flashback 

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25th Hour (2002)
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25th Hour (2002)

The 25th Hour depicts the last day of freedom for a young man before he begins serving a seven-year jail term for drug dealing. Prowling through the city until dawn with his two close male friends and his girlfriend, he is forced to re-examine his life and how he got himself into his predicament, wh…ich leads to a shocking, disturbing finale. (Read More)

Characters:
interracial relationship boyfriend girlfriend relationship 
Story:
kissing while having sex widower number in title sex scene kiss flashback dog 

Cold Mountain (2003)
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Cold Mountain (2003)

This Civil War saga addresses romance, friendship, and the ravages of war--both in the field and on the home front. Captures the horrors of war for both those fighting it, and for those left behind. This is a tale of hope, longing, redemption, second chances, and faith.

Themes:
redemption 
Mood:
rain 
Story:
main character dies kissing while having sex pianist sex scene kiss flashback 

One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
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One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (1975)

McMurphy has a criminal past and has once again gotten himself into trouble and is sentenced by the court. To escape labor duties in prison, McMurphy pleads insanity and is sent to a ward for the mentally unstable. Once here, McMurphy both endures and stands witness to the abuse and degradation of t…he oppressive Nurse Ratched, who gains superiority and power through the flaws of the other inmates. McMurphy and the other inmates band together to make a rebellious stance against the atrocious Nurse. (Read More)

Themes:
suicide 
Characters:
death of hero doctor patient relationship 
Story:
main character dies death of protagonist surprise ending number in title 

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Lakeview Terrace (2008) is one of the best movies like Seven Pounds (2008)
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Lakeview Terrace (2008)

In California, the Caucasian Chris Mattson and his African-American wife Lisa Mattson move to a house in a gated community. The racist and dysfunctional next-door neighbor is the abusive LAPD Officer Abel Turner who feels uncomfortable with the relationship of the newcomers and transforms their live…s into Hell on Earth. (Read More)

Characters:
interracial relationship 
Story:
main character dies kissing while having sex widower cell phone kiss 

A Walk To Remember (2002)
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A Walk To Remember (2002)

In North Carolina especially in Beaufort a prank on a guy goes wrong and puts the student in the clinic. Carter, a famous student with no plans for the future, is held responsible and forced to join in after-school community service activities as consequence, which include starring as the lead in th…e play. And participating in these activities is Jamie Sullivan, the reverend's daughter who has great ambitions and nothing in common with Landon. When Landon decides he wants to take his activities seriously, he asks Jamie for help and begins to spend most of his time with her. But he starts to like her, that he did not expect to do. They relationship, much to the chagrin of Landon's old popular friends and Jamie's strict reverend father. But when a heart-breaking secret becomes known that puts their relationship to the test, it is then that Landon and Jamie realize the true meaning of love and fate. (Read More)

Themes:
redemption 
Characters:
best friend boyfriend girlfriend relationship 
Story:
heart widower car crash car accident kiss 

Premonition (2007)
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Premonition (2007)

The middle-class couple Linda Hanson and Jim Hanson live a wasted and routine relationship with their two daughters in their comfortable house in the suburbs. On a Thursday morning, the local sheriff visits Linda and tells her that her husband died in a car accident on the previous day. On the next …morning, when Linda awakes, she finds Jim safe and sound at home. When she awakes on the next morning, she realizes that her days are out of order, but her family and friends believe she is insane. (Read More)

Mood:
rain 
Characters:
best friend 
Story:
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What Dreams May Come (1998)
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What Dreams May Come (1998)

After Chris Nielsen dies in a car accident, he is guided through the afterlife by his spirit guide, Albert. His new world is beautiful and can be whatever Chris imagines. Even his children are there. But, when his wife, Annie, commits suicide and is sent to hell, Chris ignores Albert's warnings and …journeys there to save her. Upon arrival, Chris finds that rescuing Annie will be more difficult than he'd imagined. (Read More)

Themes:
redemption suicide 
Characters:
doctor patient relationship 
Story:
car accident flashback 

Open Your Eyes (1997) is one of the best movies like Seven Pounds (2008)
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Open Your Eyes (1997)

A once handsome playboy, Cesar finds himself in a mental facility and he can't remember why. All he can remember is meeting the love of his life for one day, and then getting into a car accident which left his face horribly disfigured. But the pain of becoming physically undesirable may help him to …find the truth. (Read More)

Themes:
suicide 
Characters:
best friend boyfriend girlfriend relationship 
Story:
car crash car accident sex scene flashback kiss 

Broken City (2013)
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Broken City (2013)

In New York City, detective Billy Taggart goes to court for the murder of the rapist Mikey Tavarez, but the Mayor Nicholas Hostetler and the Chief of Police Carl Fairbanks vanish with important evidence and Billy is declared not guilty by the judge; however, he leaves the police department. Seven ye…ars later, Billy is a private detective and lives with his girlfriend Natalie Barrow, who is an aspiring actress and the sister of Mikey's victim. His secretary Katy Bradshaw (Alona Tal) is trying to collect part of the debts to save their business. In the week of the elections, Hostetler summons Billy and offers $25,000 to investigate his wife, Cathleen Hostetler, whom he believes is having a love affair. Billy discovers that Cathleen is meeting Paul Andrews, who is the coordinator of the campaign of Jack Valliant, the opponent of Hostetler and favorite in the election. When Paul is found dead on the street, Billy finds that he had been double-crossed by Hostetler and he decides to investigate the truth behind Paul's murder. (Read More)

Mood:
rain 
Locations:
beach 
Characters:
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Story:
kissing while having sex car crash car accident cell phone surprise ending flashback 

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