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The Time Traveler's Wife (2009)
Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-fi

The Time Traveler's Wife (2009)

When Henry DeTamble meets Clare Abshire in a Chicago library they both understand that he is a time traveler, but she knows much more about him as he has not yet been to the times and places where they have already met. He falls in love with her, as she has already with him, but his continuing unavoidable absences while time traveling - and then returning with increasing knowledge of their future - makes things ever more difficult for Clare. (Read More)

Themes:hunting, tragedy, wedding, escape, christmas, marriage, friendship, surrealism
Mood:tearjerker, melodrama
Locations:apartment, wheelchair, woods, bathtub, snow, forest, restaurant, hospital
Characters:geneticist, alcoholic, artist, nurse, doctor, teenager
Period:2000s, 1970s, 1990s, 1980s
Story:deer hunting, alley fight, lottery ticket, house hunting, birthday party, library, pregnant woman in bathtub, birthday cake, wedding ring, christmas tree, marriage proposal, bootstrap paradox, genetic disorder, meeting future self, lock picking, film blanc, time travel romance, santa claus costume, skeet shooting, vasectomy

Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)
Action, Animation, Crime, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)

Themes:tragedy, escape, friendship
Locations:apartment, wheelchair, hospital
Characters:doctor, teenager
Story:librarian, alley, death of loved one, loss of wife, loss of loved one, shot in the stomach, jogging, premarital sex, tragic event, race against time, death of wife, library, public nudity, no opening credits, exploding car, nonlinear timeline, mansion, police car, brawl, arrest

Flatliners (1990)
Drama, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Flatliners (1990)

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 intensify, 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:tragedy, escape, surrealism
Locations:apartment, woods, snow, forest, hospital
Characters:nurse, doctor
Period:1990s
Story:marriage proposal, young version of character, alley, loss of husband, accidental killing, looking at oneself in a mirror, premarital sex, loss of father, death of husband, tragic event, race against time, chicago illinois, subway, diner, montage, mansion, little girl, supernatural power, death of father, punched in the face

The 5th Wave (2016)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

The 5th Wave (2016)

Four waves of increasingly deadly attacks have left most of Earth in ruin. Against a backdrop of fear and distrust, Cassie is on the run, desperately trying to save her younger brother. As she prepares for the inevitable and lethal fifth wave, Cassie teams up with a young man who may become her final hope - if she can only trust him. (Read More)

Themes:tragedy, escape, friendship
Locations:woods, forest
Characters:nurse, teenager
Story:accidental killing, broken leg, loss of wife, loss of loved one, loss of mother, premarital sex, loss of father, race against time, widower, death of wife, training, child in peril, no opening credits, exploding car, nonlinear timeline, montage, death of mother, death of father, brawl, punched in the face

Remember Me (2010) is one of the best movies like The Time Traveler's Wife (2009)
Drama, Romance

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:tragedy
Locations:apartment, restaurant
Period:2000s, 1990s
Story:fate, birthday party, protective male, art gallery, loss of loved one, kissing while having sex, loss of mother, tragic event, widower, subway, diner, death of mother, little girl, brawl, arrest, face slap, fistfight, surprise ending, party, father daughter relationship

Nocturnal Animals (2016)
Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller

Nocturnal Animals (2016)

A "story inside a story," in which the first part follows a woman named Susan who receives a book manuscript from her ex-husband, a man whom she left 20 years earlier, asking for her opinion. The second element follows the actual manuscript, called "Nocturnal Animals," which revolves around a man whose family vacation turns violent and deadly. It also continues to follow the story of Susan, who finds herself recalling her first marriage and confronting some dark truths about herself. This is why Nocturnal Animals (2016) is one of the best movies like The Time Traveler's Wife (2009). (Read More)

Themes:escape, marriage
Mood:melodrama
Locations:bathtub, snow, restaurant
Characters:artist, teenager
Story:male objectification, art gallery, loss of wife, looking at oneself in a mirror, fireplace, death of wife, child in peril, nonlinear timeline, diner, montage, mansion, police car, painting, brawl, arrest, punched in the face, car accident, police officer, teenage girl, surprise ending

Beauty And The Beast (2017)
Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance

Beauty And The Beast (2017)

Disney's animated classic takes on a new form, with a widened mythology and an all-star cast. A young prince, imprisoned in the form of a beast, can be freed only by true love. What may be his only opportunity arrives when he meets Belle, the only human girl to ever visit the castle since it was enchanted. (Read More)

Themes:tragedy, escape, surrealism
Locations:woods, bathtub, snow, forest
Characters:artist
Story:young version of character, spiral staircase, librarian, teleportation, loss of wife, hunter, fireplace, loss of mother, race against time, widower, death of wife, curse, library, no opening credits, montage, death of mother, supernatural power, painting, brawl, punched in the face

Ladder 49 (2004)
Action, Drama, Thriller

Ladder 49 (2004)

Under the watchful eye of his mentor Captain Mike Kennedy, probationary firefighter Jack Morrison matures into a seasoned veteran at a Baltimore fire station. Jack has reached a crossroads, however, as the sacrifices he's made have put him in harm's way innumerable times and significantly impacted his relationship with his wife and kids. Responding to the worst blaze in his career, he becomes trapped inside a 20-story building. And as he reflects on his life, now Deputy Chief Kennedy frantically coordinates the effort to save him. (Read More)

Themes:wedding, christmas, marriage, friendship
Mood:melodrama
Locations:snow, hospital
Characters:nurse
Story:birthday party, birthday cake, loss of husband, premarital sex, loss of father, death of husband, exploding car, nonlinear timeline, birthday, death of father, pregnancy, teenage girl, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, mother son relationship, father son relationship, family relationships, blood, fight

Odd Thomas (2013) is one of the best movies like The Time Traveler's Wife (2009)
Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller

Odd Thomas (2013)

Small-town fry cook Odd Thomas ('Anton Yelchin' (qv)) is an ordinary guy with a paranormal secret: he sees dead people, everywhere. When a creepy stranger shows-up with an entourage of ghostly bodachs - predators who feed on pain and portend mass destruction - Odd knows that his town is in serious trouble. Teaming up with his sweetheart Stormy ('Addison Timlin' (qv)) and the local sheriff ('Willem Dafoe' (qv)), Odd plunges into an epic battle of good vs evil to try to stop a disaster of apocalyptic proportions. Based on the best-selling thriller by Dean Koontz. (Read More)

Themes:escape, surrealism
Locations:apartment, wheelchair, bathtub, restaurant, hospital
Characters:nurse, doctor
Story:tragic ending, hit by a truck, young version of character, pickpocket, death of loved one, fate, singing in a car, loss of loved one, race against time, curse, child in peril, no opening credits, exploding car, diner, montage, police car, supernatural power, brawl, arrest, punched in the face

Beautiful Creatures (2013)
Drama, Fantasy, Romance

Beautiful Creatures (2013)

Teenager Ethan Wate is obsessed with his urge to finish high school and go on to college in order to leave the small town of Gatlin, South Carolina behind, until a mysterious girl begins to inhabit his dreams. When he meets Lena Duchannes, a newcomer who has just enrolled in his school, Ethan knows she is the girl in his dreams. Lena is rejected by the rest of her classmates for being the niece of Macon Ravenwood, whom the town's superstitious residents consider to be a devil-worshiper. But Ethan gives her a ride anyway and they fall in love. Lena reveals to her new boyfriend that she is a witch, and that on her sixteenth birthday she will be claimed by either the forces of light or of darkness. She will remain in the light, but only if she does not remain in love with Ethan. To make matters worse, her evil mother, Sarafine, is casting spells to push Lena to the dark side. Ethan joins her in a search to find a magic spell to save their doomed love. Will the lovers succeed? (Read More)

Themes:escape, christmas, surrealism, friendship
Mood:melodrama
Locations:woods, snow, forest
Characters:teenager
Story:spiral staircase, accidental killing, fate, singing in a car, loss of loved one, looking at oneself in a mirror, jogging, race against time, curse, library, no opening credits, montage, mansion, supernatural power, birthday, sister sister relationship, car accident, surprise ending, mother daughter relationship, mother son relationship

Birth (2004)
Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller

Birth (2004)

Anna is a young widow who is finally getting on with her life after the death of her husband, Sean. Now engaged to be married, Anna meets a ten-year-old boy who tells her he is Sean reincarnated. Though his story is both unsettling and absurd, Anna can't get the boy out of her mind. And much to the concern of her fiance, her increased contact with him leads her to question the choices she has made in her life. This is why Birth (2004) is one of the best movies like The Time Traveler's Wife (2009). (Read More)

Themes:wedding, marriage
Locations:bathtub, snow, restaurant, hospital
Characters:doctor
Story:birthday cake, violinist, death of loved one, violin, jogging, death of husband, childbirth, supernatural power, birthday, bare butt, sister sister relationship, punched in the face, pregnancy, party, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, mother son relationship, father son relationship, family relationships, fight

Menace II Society (1993)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Menace II Society (1993)

This urban nightmare chronicles several days in the life of Caine Lawson, following his high-school graduation, as he attempts to escape his violent existence in the projects of Watts, CA.

Themes:escape, friendship
Locations:hospital
Characters:teenager
Period:1970s, 1990s
Story:tragic ending, loss of mother, premarital sex, loss of father, child in peril, no opening credits, death of mother, death of father, brawl, arrest, punched in the face, police officer, fistfight, pregnancy, surprise ending, party, husband wife relationship, mother son relationship, family relationships, bare chested male

The Deer Hunter (1978) is one of the best movies like The Time Traveler's Wife (2009)
Drama, War

The Deer Hunter (1978)

Michael, Steven and Nick are young factory workers from Pennsylvania who enlist into the Army to fight in Vietnam. Before they go, Steven marries the pregnant Angela, and their wedding party also serves as the men's farewell party. After some time and many horrors, the three friends fall in the hands of the Vietcong and are brought to a prison camp in which they are forced to play Russian roulette against each other. Michael makes it possible for them to escape, but they soon get separated again. (Read More)

Themes:wedding, escape, hunting, marriage, friendship
Locations:wheelchair, hospital
Characters:nurse, doctor
Story:deer hunting, marriage proposal, deer, broken leg, hunter, public nudity, punched in the face, face slap, pregnancy, party, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, mother son relationship, fight, blood, kiss

Out Of The Furnace (2013)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Out Of The Furnace (2013)

Russell and his younger brother Rodney live in the economically-depressed Rust Belt, and have always dreamed of escaping and finding better lives. But when a cruel twist of fate lands Russell in prison, his brother becomes involved with one of the most violent and ruthless crime rings in the Northeast - a mistake that will cost him everything. Once released, Russell must choose between his own freedom, or risk it all to seek justice for his brother. (Read More)

Themes:hunting
Mood:melodrama
Locations:woods, forest
Period:2000s
Story:deer hunting, deer, fate, looking at oneself in a mirror, kissing while having sex, disappearance, no opening credits, police car, death of father, painting, brawl, punched in the face, face slap, car accident, fistfight, pregnancy, father son relationship, family relationships, bare chested male, blood

Live By Night (2016)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Live By Night (2016)

Boston, 1926. The '20s are roaring. Liquor is flowing, bullets are flying, and one man sets out to make his mark on the world. Prohibition has given rise to an endless network of underground distilleries, speakeasies, gangsters, and corrupt cops. Joe Coughlin, the youngest son of a prominent Boston police captain, has long since turned his back on his strict and proper upbringing. Now having graduated from a childhood of petty theft to a career in the pay of the city's most fearsome mobsters, Joe enjoys the spoils, thrills, and notoriety of being an outlaw. But life on the dark side carries a heavy price. In a time when ruthless men of ambition, armed with cash, illegal booze, and guns, battle for control, no one-neither family nor friend, enemy nor lover-can be trusted. Beyond money and power, even the threat of prison, one fate seems most likely for men like Joe: an early death. But until that day, he and his friends are determined to live life to the hilt. Joe embarks on a dizzying journey up the ladder of organized crime that takes him from the flash of Jazz Age Boston to the sensual shimmer of Tampa's Latin Quarter to the sizzling streets of Cuba. Live by Night is a riveting epic layered with a diverse cast of loyal friends and callous enemies, tough rumrunners and sultry femmes fatales, Bible-quoting evangelists and cruel Klansmen, all battling for survival and their piece of the American dream. At once a sweeping love story and a compelling saga of revenge, it is a spellbinding tour de force of betrayal and redemption, music and murder, that brings fully to life a bygone era when sin was cause for celebration and vice was a national virtue. (Read More)

Themes:tragedy, escape, friendship
Locations:woods, snow, forest, restaurant, hospital
Characters:teenager
Story:tragic ending, death of loved one, fate, loss of wife, loss of loved one, loss of mother, fireworks, loss of father, tragic event, widower, death of wife, no opening credits, exploding car, nonlinear timeline, diner, montage, mansion, police car, death of mother, death of father

Predestination (2014)
Drama, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Predestination (2014)

PREDESTINATION chronicles the life of a Temporal Agent sent on an intricate series of time-travel journeys designed to ensure the continuation of his law enforcement career for all eternity. Now, on his final assignment, the Agent must pursue the one criminal that has eluded him throughout time. This is why Predestination (2014) is one of the best movies like The Time Traveler's Wife (2009). (Read More)

Themes:surrealism
Locations:wheelchair, hospital
Characters:nurse, doctor
Story:bootstrap paradox, meeting future self, time paradox, looking at oneself in a mirror, race against time, training, no opening credits, nonlinear timeline, time travel, brawl, punched in the face, fistfight, pregnancy, surprise ending, bare chested male, blood

Blood Father (2016) is one of the best movies like The Time Traveler's Wife (2009)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Blood Father (2016)

Themes:escape, friendship
Characters:alcoholic, teenager
Story:hit by a truck, looking at oneself in a mirror, loss of father, race against time, no opening credits, diner, montage, police car, birthday, death of father, brawl, arrest, punched in the face, face slap, car accident, fistfight, teenage girl, surprise ending, party, father daughter relationship

The Uninvited (2009)
Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller

The Uninvited (2009)

After the death of her ill mother in a fire, the young teenager Anna tries to commit suicide and is sent to a mental institution for treatment. Ten months later, Anna still cannot remember what had happened on the night her mother died. Her psychiatric Dr. Silberling, however, discharges her telling that she has resolved her issues. Her father and successful writer, Steven, brings her back home in an isolated mansion nearby the coast. Anna finds that her mother's former nurse, Rachel Summers, is her stepmother now. Anna meets her beloved sister, Alex, swimming in the sea. She discovers that Steven has not delivered the letters and CDs that Alex had sent to her. As time moves on, Anna is haunted by ghosts and she believes that Rachel killed her mother. Alex and Anna decide to look for evidence to prove that Rachel is the murderer and Anna discovers the truth about the fire in the boat house. (Read More)

Themes:tragedy, escape, surrealism
Locations:woods, bathtub, forest
Characters:nurse, teenager
Period:2000s, 1980s
Story:accidental killing, looking at oneself in a mirror, loss of mother, tragic event, widower, no opening credits, diner, montage, mansion, death of mother, little girl, brawl, arrest, sister sister relationship, surprise ending, party, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, family relationships, blood

21 Grams (2003)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

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-convict 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:tragedy, marriage
Mood:melodrama
Locations:snow, restaurant, hospital
Characters:nurse, doctor
Story:birthday party, birthday cake, loss of husband, death of husband, nonlinear timeline, diner, police car, death of mother, little girl, birthday, sister sister relationship, face slap, car accident, pregnancy, party, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, mother son relationship

Self/less (2015)
Action, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Self/less (2015)

An extremely wealthy man, dying from cancer, undergoes a radical medical procedure that transfers his consciousness into the body of a healthy young man. But all is not as it seems when he starts to uncover the mystery of the body's origin and the organization that will kill to protect its cause.

Themes:escape, friendship, surrealism
Locations:apartment, wheelchair, woods, forest, restaurant
Characters:doctor
Story:looking at oneself in a mirror, premarital sex, widower, training, no opening credits, exploding car, diner, mansion, little girl, brawl, punched in the face, car accident, fistfight, surprise ending, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, mother son relationship, father son relationship, bare chested male

Victor Frankenstein (2015) is one of the best movies like The Time Traveler's Wife (2009)
Drama, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Victor Frankenstein (2015)

James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe star in a dynamic and thrilling twist on a legendary tale. Radical scientist Victor Frankenstein (McAvoy) and his equally brilliant protege Igor Strausman (Radcliffe) share a noble vision of aiding humanity through their groundbreaking research into immortality. But Victor's experiments go too far, and his obsession has horrifying consequences. Only Igor can bring his friend back from the brink of madness and save him from his monstrous creation. This is why Victor Frankenstein (2015) is one of the best movies like The Time Traveler's Wife (2009). (Read More)

Themes:escape, friendship
Locations:apartment, woods, forest, restaurant, hospital
Characters:nurse, doctor
Story:spiral staircase, fireplace, fireworks, library, no opening credits, nonlinear timeline, montage, brawl, punched in the face, face slap, police officer, fistfight, surprise ending, party, father son relationship, bare chested male, based on novel, blood, fight

Criminal (2016)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Criminal (2016)

Bill Pope (Ryan Reynolds) is a CIA agent on a mission in London tracking down a shadowy hacker nicknamed "The Dutchman." When he gets mysteriously ambushed and killed, an experimental procedure is used to transfer his memories into dangerous convict Jericho Stewart (Kevin Costner). When he wakes up with the CIA agent's memories, his mission is to find The Dutchman and make the deal with him before the hacker launches ICBM's and starts World War III. But complications soon arise and the mission turns personal. (Read More)

Themes:wedding, escape
Locations:restaurant
Characters:doctor
Story:hit by a truck, pickpocket, loss of husband, looking at oneself in a mirror, loss of father, death of husband, race against time, library, child in peril, no opening credits, exploding car, nonlinear timeline, subway, police car, death of father, brawl, arrest, punched in the face, car accident, fistfight

Fucking Amal (1998)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Fucking Amal (1998)

Amal is a small insignificant town where nothing ever happens, where the latest trends are out of date when they get there. Young Elin has a bit of a bad reputation when it comes to guys, but the fact is that she is inexperienced in that matter. Another girl in her school, Agnes, is in love with her but is too shy to do anything about it. For a number of reasons, Elin ends up at Agnes' birthday party as the only guest. They have a girl's night out together but after that Elin desperately avoids Agnes, refusing to even consider her own feelings toward Agnes. (Read More)

Locations:apartment, wheelchair
Story:birthday party, birthday cake, birthday, lottery, sex in car, date, diary, bare butt, sister sister relationship, face slap, party, teenage girl, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, family relationships, fight, kiss

Catch Me If You Can (2002)
Biography, Crime, Drama

Catch Me If You Can (2002)

New Rochelle, the 1960s. High schooler Frank Abagnale Jr. idolizes his father, who's in trouble with the IRS. When his parents separate, Frank runs away to Manhattan with $25 in his checking account, vowing to regain dad's losses and get his parents back together. Just a few years later, the FBI tracks him down in France; he's extradited, tried, and jailed for passing more than $4,000,000 in bad checks. Along the way, he's posed as a Pan Am pilot, a pediatrician, and an attorney. And, from nearly the beginning of this life of crime, he's been pursued by a dour FBI agent, Carl Hanratty. What starts as cat and mouse becomes something akin to father and son. (Read More)

Themes:tragedy, escape, christmas
Locations:apartment, snow, restaurant, hospital
Characters:nurse, doctor, teenager
Period:1970s
Story:christmas tree, marriage proposal, broken leg, premarital sex, loss of father, race against time, nonlinear timeline, diner, montage, mansion, police car, death of father, arrest, police officer, party, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, mother son relationship, father son relationship

Safe Haven (2013) is one of the best movies like The Time Traveler's Wife (2009)
Drama, Romance, Thriller

Safe Haven (2013)

When a mysterious young woman named Katie appears in the small North Carolina town of Southport, her sudden arrival raises questions about her past. Beautiful yet self-effacing, Katie seems determined to avoid forming personal ties until a series of events draws her into two reluctant relationships: one with Alex, a widowed store owner with a kind heart and two young children; and another with her plainspoken single neighbor, Jo. Despite her reservations, Katie slowly begins to let down her guard, putting down roots in the close-knit community and becoming increasingly attached to Alex and his family. But even as Katie begins to fall in love, she struggles with the dark secret that still haunts and terrifies her . . . a past that set her on a fearful, shattering journey across the country, to the sheltered oasis of Southport. With Jo's empathic and stubborn support, Katie eventually realizes that she must choose between a life of transient safety and one of riskier rewards . . . and that in the darkest hour, love is the only true safe haven. (Read More)

Themes:escape, friendship
Mood:melodrama
Locations:woods, forest
Story:protective male, chick flick, realtor, spiral staircase, jogging, fireworks, widower, child in peril, diner, montage, police car, little girl, brawl, police officer, fistfight, surprise ending, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, bare chested male

Pride And Prejudice And Zombies (2016)
Action, Horror, Romance

Pride And Prejudice And Zombies (2016)

The five highly trained Bennett sisters in Georgian England must try to protect themselves from the growing zombie threat, find suitable husbands for themselves, battle marriage proposals and unlikely suitors, and save the country before it's too late. This is why Pride And Prejudice And Zombies (2016) is one of the best movies like The Time Traveler's Wife (2009). (Read More)

Themes:wedding, escape, marriage, friendship
Mood:melodrama
Locations:woods, forest
Story:marriage proposal, violin, looking at oneself in a mirror, race against time, library, training, mansion, painting, brawl, sister sister relationship, punched in the face, fistfight, surprise ending, party, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, family relationships, based on novel, fight, kiss

Patriots Day (2016)
Crime, Drama, History, Thriller

Patriots Day (2016)

On April 15, 2013 Boston, Massachusetts, Police Sgt, Tommy Saunders is pulling security duty on the annual Boston Marathon when the Tsarnaev brothers strike with their homemade bombs in an act of terrorism. In the resulting chaos as the wounded are cared for, Saunders and his comrades join forces with the FBI to get to the bottom of this attack. As the investigation continues, the Tsarnaev brothers realize that the authorities are close to identifying them and attempt to flee the city to continue their fanatical mayhem. To stop them, a police manhunt is performed that would have bloody confrontations and a massive dragnet shutting down the City of Boston to make sure there is no escape from the law. (Read More)

Themes:tragedy, escape
Locations:apartment, wheelchair, restaurant, hospital
Characters:nurse, doctor
Story:broken leg, jogging, fireworks, tragic event, no opening credits, exploding car, diner, montage, police car, brawl, arrest, punched in the face, car accident, police officer, fistfight, surprise ending, husband wife relationship, bare chested male, fight, blood

The Broken Circle Breakdown (2012)
Drama, Music, Romance

The Broken Circle Breakdown (2012)

Elise and Didier fall in love at first sight. She has her own tattoo shop and he plays the banjo in a bluegrass band. They bond over their shared enthusiasm for American music and culture, and dive headfirst into a sweeping romance that plays out on and off stage - but when an unexpected tragedy hits their new family, everything they know and love is tested. An intensely moving portrait of a relationship from beginning to end, propelled by a soundtrack of foot-stomping bluegrass, The Broken Circle Breakdown is a romantic melodrama of the highest order. (Read More)

Themes:tragedy, wedding, marriage
Mood:melodrama
Locations:hospital
Characters:nurse, doctor
Period:2000s
Story:birthday party, sex in car, nonlinear timeline, little girl, birthday, painting, pregnancy, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, family relationships, bare chested male, blood, kiss

Dragonfly (2002) is one of the best movies like The Time Traveler's Wife (2009)
Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Thriller

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.

Themes:tragedy, friendship
Mood:tearjerker, melodrama
Locations:wheelchair, hospital
Characters:nurse, doctor
Period:2000s
Story:loss of wife, race against time, widower, death of wife, chicago illinois, police car, little girl, supernatural power, arrest, car accident, pregnancy, surprise ending, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, mother son relationship, family relationships, bare chested male

The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)

Themes:escape, marriage, surrealism
Locations:woods, snow, forest
Story:young version of character, deer, looking at oneself in a mirror, fireplace, training, child in peril, no opening credits, montage, little girl, supernatural power, brawl, sister sister relationship, punched in the face, face slap, fistfight, surprise ending, bare chested male, kiss, blood, fight

My Left Foot: The Story Of Christy Brown (1989)
Biography, Drama

My Left Foot: The Story Of Christy Brown (1989)

Christy Brown is a spastic quadriplegic born to a large, poor Irish family. His mother, Mrs Brown, recognizes the intelligence and humanity in the lad everyone else regards as a vegetable. Eventually, Christy matures into a cantankerous writer who uses his only functional limb, his left foot, to write with. This is why My Left Foot: The Story Of Christy Brown (1989) is one of the best movies like The Time Traveler's Wife (2009). (Read More)

Themes:marriage
Locations:wheelchair, restaurant, hospital
Characters:artist, nurse, doctor
Story:birthday party, birthday cake, marriage proposal, art gallery, fireplace, death of husband, mansion, birthday, death of father, painting, pregnancy, teenage girl, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, mother son relationship, family relationships, based on novel, fight

High-rise (2015)
Drama

High-rise (2015)

Class struggle becomes all too real as a young doctor moves into a modern apartment block in suburban 1975 London. Drugs, drink & debauchery dissolve into murder, mayhem and misogyny in this pseudo-post-apocalyptic breakdown of societal norms.

Themes:surrealism
Locations:apartment, wheelchair
Characters:doctor
Story:birthday party, birthday cake, looking at oneself in a mirror, childbirth, no opening credits, nonlinear timeline, montage, police car, painting, bare butt, punched in the face, face slap, pregnancy, party, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, mother son relationship, bare chested male

The Dead Zone (1983) is one of the best movies like The Time Traveler's Wife (2009)
Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Dead Zone (1983)

Johnny Smith wakes from a coma due to a car accident, only to find he has lost five years of his life, and yet gained psychic powers. Foreseeing the future appears to be a 'gift' at first, but ends up causing problems...

Themes:tragedy, christmas, surrealism
Locations:wheelchair, snow, hospital
Characters:nurse, doctor
Period:1970s, 1980s
Story:christmas tree, car accident, marriage proposal, tragic ending, loss of wife, loss of mother, premarital sex, tragic event, widower, death of wife, child in peril, mansion, police car, death of mother, supernatural power, police officer, surprise ending, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, mother son relationship

Project Almanac (2015)
Sci-fi, Thriller

Project Almanac (2015)

As a group of friends discover plans for a time machine, they build it and use it to fix their problems and for personal gain. But as their future falls apart with disasters, and they come to realize the irreversible ripple effects caused by their time travels, they must decide to fix this once and for all. (Read More)

Themes:surrealism, friendship
Locations:woods, forest, hospital
Characters:teenager
Period:2000s
Story:birthday party, time paradox, lottery, teleportation, fireworks, premarital sex, date, disappearance, race against time, no opening credits, montage, time travel, surprise ending, party, mother daughter relationship, mother son relationship, bare chested male

Legion (2010)
Action, Fantasy, Horror

Legion (2010)

An out-of-the-way diner becomes the unlikely battleground for the survival of the human race. When God loses faith in humankind, he sends his legion of angels to bring on the Apocalypse. Humanity's only hope lies in a group of strangers trapped in a desert diner with the Archangel Michael (Bettany).

Themes:christmas
Story:diner, christmas tree, fate, looking at oneself in a mirror, death of husband, childbirth, child in peril, no opening credits, exploding car, police car, death of mother, supernatural power, death of father, car accident, pregnancy, teenage girl, surprise ending, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship

Don't Say A Word (2001)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Don't Say A Word (2001)

A group of thieves steal a rare gem, but in the process, two of the men double cross the leader of the thieving group, Patrick, and take off with the precious stone. Ten years later, prominent psychiatrist Nathan Conrad is invited to examine a disturbed young woman named Elisabeth. Patrick immediately kidnaps Nathan's daughter, forcing Nathan to attempt to get Elisabeth to reveal a secret number which will ultimately lead Patrick to the whereabouts of the precious gem that has eluded him. This is why Don't Say A Word (2001) is one of the best movies like The Time Traveler's Wife (2009). (Read More)

Themes:escape, friendship
Locations:apartment
Period:2000s, 1990s
Story:broken leg, fireplace, loss of father, tragic event, race against time, child in peril, exploding car, subway, police car, little girl, death of father, brawl, arrest, punched in the face, police officer, fistfight, surprise ending, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship

Red Riding Hood (2011) is one of the best movies like The Time Traveler's Wife (2009)
Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller

Red Riding Hood (2011)

Valerie (Seyfried) is a beautiful young woman torn between two men. She is in love with a brooding outsider, Peter (Fernandez), but her parents have arranged for her to marry the wealthy Henry (Irons). Unwilling to lose each other, Valerie and Peter are planning to run away together when they learn that Valerie's older sister has been killed by the werewolf that prowls the dark forest surrounding their village. For years, the people have maintained an uneasy truce with the beast, offering the creature a monthly animal sacrifice. But under a blood red moon, the wolf has upped the stakes by taking a human life. Hungry for revenge, the people call on famed werewolf hunter, Father Solomon (Oldman), to help them kill the wolf. But Solomon's arrival brings unintended consequences as he warns that the wolf, who takes human form by day, could be any one of them. As the death toll rises with each moon, Valerie begins to suspect that the werewolf could be someone she loves. As panic grips the town, Valerie discovers that she has a unique connection to the beast--one that inexorably draws them together, making her both suspect...and bait. (Read More)

Themes:tragedy, escape, friendship
Locations:woods, snow, forest
Story:young version of character, hunter, loss of mother, loss of father, tragic event, race against time, curse, death of mother, supernatural power, death of father, arrest, sister sister relationship, surprise ending, party, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, mother son relationship, family relationships

Paranoia (2013)
Drama, Thriller

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:escape, friendship
Locations:apartment, wheelchair, restaurant, hospital
Characters:nurse, doctor
Story:alley, jogging, premarital sex, race against time, widower, training, nonlinear timeline, subway, montage, mansion, arrest, car accident, surprise ending, party, father son relationship, bare chested male, based on novel, kiss, blood

The Accountant (2016)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Accountant (2016)

Christian Wolff is a math savant with more affinity for numbers than people. Behind the cover of a small-town CPA office, he works as a freelance accountant for some of the world's most dangerous criminal organizations. With the Treasury Department's Crime Enforcement Division, run by Ray King, starting to close in, Christian takes on a legitimate client: a state-of-the-art robotics company where an accounting clerk has discovered a discrepancy involving millions of dollars. But as Christian uncooks the books and gets closer to the truth, it is the body count that starts to rise. (Read More)

Themes:hunting, escape, christmas
Locations:apartment, restaurant
Period:2000s, 1980s
Story:young version of character, loss of wife, loss of mother, loss of father, race against time, widower, death of wife, chicago illinois, training, no opening credits, nonlinear timeline, montage, mansion, death of mother, death of father, painting, brawl, arrest, punched in the face, fistfight

War For The Planet Of The Apes (2017)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

War For The Planet Of The Apes (2017)

Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet. (Read More)

Themes:tragedy, escape, friendship
Locations:woods, snow, forest
Story:tragic ending, death of loved one, fate, loss of wife, loss of loved one, loss of mother, tragic event, race against time, death of wife, child in peril, no opening credits, montage, death of mother, little girl, brawl, fistfight, surprise ending, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, mother son relationship

Ghostbusters (2016) is one of the best movies like The Time Traveler's Wife (2009)
Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Ghostbusters (2016)

Themes:escape, surrealism, friendship
Locations:restaurant
Story:realtor, alley, race against time, library, no opening credits, exploding car, subway, diner, montage, mansion, police car, supernatural power, brawl, punched in the face, face slap, car accident, police officer, fistfight, surprise ending, bare chested male

Boyz N The Hood (1991)
Crime, Drama

Boyz N The Hood (1991)

John Singleton's portrayal of social problems in inner-city Los Angeles takes the form of a tale of three friends growing up together 'in the 'hood.' Half-brothers Doughboy and Ricky Baker are foils for each other's personality, presenting very different approaches to the tough lives they face. Ricky is the 'All-American' athlete, looking to win a football scholarship to USC and seeks salvation through sports, while 'Dough' succumbs to the violence, alcohol, and crime surrounding him in his environment, but maintains a strong sense of pride and code of honor. Between these two is their friend Tre, who is lucky to have a father, 'Furious' Styles, to teach him to have the strength of character to do what is right and to always take responsibility for his actions. (Read More)

Themes:tragedy, escape, friendship
Locations:wheelchair, restaurant
Characters:teenager
Period:1990s, 1980s
Story:young version of character, death of loved one, singing in a car, loss of loved one, premarital sex, tragic event, child in peril, no opening credits, montage, police car, death of father, bare butt, brawl, arrest, punched in the face, police officer, fistfight, teenage girl, party, father daughter relationship

Horns (2013)
Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

Horns (2013)

After Iggy's long-time girlfriend is murdered and the whole town agrees he is the killer, he awakens one morning with horns and the townspeople soon confess their sins. Once knowing the sins of the people, he is facing the true killer of his beloved girlfriend.

Themes:friendship
Locations:woods, forest, hospital
Characters:alcoholic, nurse, doctor, teenager
Story:wedding ring, male objectification, accidental killing, loss of mother, curse, public nudity, no opening credits, nonlinear timeline, diner, police car, death of mother, little girl, supernatural power, brawl, punched in the face, face slap, police officer, teenage girl, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship

Run All Night (2015)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Run All Night (2015)

Professional Brooklyn hitman Jimmy Conlon is more commonly known as THE GRAVEDIGGER. Jimmy was a mob hit-man, who was best friends with his boss Sean Maguire. But when Jimmy's son, Michael, is marked for death by the mob, Jimmy must go up against Sean to protect Michael at all costs. Together, he and Michael must avoid corrupt cops, contract killers and the mob to survive the night. (Read More)

Themes:escape, christmas
Locations:forest, restaurant, hospital
Characters:alcoholic
Story:santa claus costume, spiral staircase, broken leg, shot in the stomach, child in peril, no opening credits, nonlinear timeline, subway, diner, death of father, brawl, arrest, sister sister relationship, punched in the face, face slap, police officer, fistfight, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, father son relationship

The Company You Keep (2012) is one of the best movies like The Time Traveler's Wife (2009)
Drama, Thriller

The Company You Keep (2012)

After years in hiding, ex-Weather Underground militant, Nick Sloan aka Jim Grant, learns about his old compatriot's arrest for a bank robbery turned deadly in the 1970s, which he is wanted for as an accomplice. This puts the ambitious young local reporter, Ben Shepard, on the scent of a story that exposes Nick as well. As such, Nick goes on the run while taking his daughter to safety. With that accomplished, Nick stays one step ahead of the FBI while pursuing a faint hope to clear his name. Meanwhile, Shepard digs deeper into the case himself as he discovers the true complexities of another times' determined ideals even as Nick faces their consequences with another. (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Locations:woods, forest, restaurant
Period:1970s
Story:art gallery, loss of wife, looking at oneself in a mirror, jogging, fireplace, disappearance, widower, death of wife, chicago illinois, subway, diner, arrest, car accident, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, bare chested male, based on novel

Warcraft (2016)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Warcraft (2016)

When the world of the Orcs of Draenor is being destroyed by the evil fel magic that uses life-force, the powerful warlock Gul'dan creates a portal to the world of Azeroth and forms the Horde with members of the Orc clans. He also captures many prisoners to keep the portal open. The king of Azeroth, Llane Wrynn and his brother-in-law, Anduin Lothar are informed by the apprentice of magician Khadgar that he has found fel magic in dead bodies and the king decides to summon the Guardian of Tirisfal, Medivh, to protect his kingdom. Lothar and Khadgar head to Kharazhan to meet Medivh and an ominous shadow points a book out to Khadgar, who takes it and hides. Anduin, Khadgar and Medivh and a group of soldiers are attacked by Orcs and they capture the slave Garona, who is released by King Llane, and she shows them the location of the portal. Garona is contacted by the Orc chief of a clan Durotan that wants to meet King Llane to stop the fel magic. Meanwhile Khadgar learns that the gate was opened with the help of someone in Azeroth. Shall King Llane trust Garona and Durotan, who might be the traitor? This is why Warcraft (2016) is one of the best movies like The Time Traveler's Wife (2009). (Read More)

Themes:escape, surrealism, friendship
Locations:woods, snow, forest
Story:spiral staircase, teleportation, loss of husband, deer, death of husband, childbirth, race against time, widower, curse, library, child in peril, no opening credits, supernatural power, brawl, arrest, punched in the face, fistfight, pregnancy, surprise ending, husband wife relationship

Practical Magic (1998)
Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance

Practical Magic (1998)

Sisters Sally and Gillian Owens have a special bond with each other despite being different in personality and outlook. Having grown up with their spinster Aunts Frances and Jet in the long time Owens family home on an island off the coast of Massachusetts following the death of their father and then their mother, they are the latest in a long line of witches. Rumors of the Owens women being witches have existed for generations in the small close minded town in which they live, despite there being no hard evidence. The Owens women are also under a curse that any man with who they fall in love is doomed. With this experience, extroverted Gilly decides to leave the island to live life to the fullest, in the process falling for Jimmy Angelov, an ethnic Bulgarian who grew up near Transylvannia. More introspective Sally, who has sworn off the use of magic except in its most practical sense, has taken measures not to fall in love because of the curse, but ends up falling for and marrying Michael, a local merchant, the two who end up having two daughters of their own. The curse works its way into both Gilly and Sally's lives in different ways. The outcomes of the curse on their collective lives become more complicated with the arrival into town of Tuscon police detective Gary Hallet, whose arrival is not by accident and involves more than just his stated professional purpose. (Read More)

Themes:tragedy, surrealism
Mood:melodrama
Period:1990s
Story:curse, chick flick, hit by a truck, young version of character, loss of husband, accidental killing, singing in a car, loss of mother, loss of father, death of husband, tragic event, montage, supernatural power, death of father, sister sister relationship, police officer, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, family relationships

About Time (2013)
Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-fi

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 what 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)

Themes:wedding, christmas, marriage, friendship
Locations:restaurant, hospital
Characters:alcoholic
Period:2000s
Story:birthday party, time travel, marriage proposal, time travel romance, young version of character, art gallery, violin, premarital sex, date, no opening credits, subway, montage, supernatural power, birthday, car accident, pregnancy, surprise ending, party, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship

En Man Som Heter Ove (2015) is one of the best movies like The Time Traveler's Wife (2009)
Comedy, Drama

En Man Som Heter Ove (2015)

59 year old Ove is the block's grumpy man who several years earlier was deposed as president of the condominium association, but he could not give a damn about being deposed and therefore keeps looking over the neighborhood with an iron fist. When pregnant Parvaneh and her family moves into the terraced house opposite and accidentally backs into Ove's mailbox it turns out to be an unexpected friendship. A drama comedy about unexpected friendship, love and the importance of surrounding yourself with the proper tools. (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Locations:snow, hospital
Story:young version of character, singing in a car, loss of wife, loss of loved one, loss of mother, loss of father, widower, death of wife, nonlinear timeline, death of mother, little girl, death of father, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, based on novel

Jupiter Ascending (2015)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Jupiter Ascending (2015)

Jupiter Jones was born under a night sky, with signs predicting that she was destined for great things. Now grown, Jupiter dreams of the stars but wakes up to the cold reality of a job cleaning other people's houses and an endless run of bad breaks. Only when Caine Wise, a genetically engineered ex-military hunter, arrives on Earth to track her down does Jupiter begin to glimpse the fate that has been waiting for her all along - her genetic signature marks her as next in line for an extraordinary inheritance that could alter the balance of the cosmos. (Read More)

Themes:wedding, escape, marriage, friendship, surrealism
Story:hunter, marriage proposal, fate, looking at oneself in a mirror, death of husband, childbirth, race against time, chicago illinois, no opening credits, exploding car, montage, supernatural power, bare butt, brawl, arrest, face slap, fistfight, pregnancy, surprise ending, mother daughter relationship

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