Movies like The Fountain 2006

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

If you already watched and love The Fountain, you will love these. Below is the list of movies similar to The Fountain.

1 Memento 2000

Leonard Shelby is tracking down the man who raped and murdered his wife. The difficulty of locating his wife's killer, however, is compounded by the fact that he suffers from a rare, untreatable form of short-term memory loss. Although he can recall details of life before his accident, Leonard cannot remember what happened fifteen minutes ago, where he's going, or why.

Genres:

Mystery, Thriller

Director:

Christopher Nolan

Writers:

Christopher Nolan (screenplay), Jonathan Nolan (short story "Memento Mori")

Country:

United States of America
8.4

2 The Machinist 2004

The Machinist is the story of Trevor Reznik, a lathe-operator who is dying of insomnia. In a machine shop, occupational hazards are bad enough under normal circumstances; yet for Trevor the risks are compounded by fatigue. Trevor has lost the ability to sleep. This is no ordinary insomnia...

Genres:

Thriller, Drama

Director:

Brad Anderson

Writer:

Scott Kosar

Countries:

France, Spain, United Kingdom, United States of America
7.7

3 21 Grams 2003

This is the story of three gentle persons: Paul Rivers, an ailing mathematician lovelessly married to an English émigré; Christina Peck, an upper-middle-class suburban housewife, happily married and mother of two little girl; and Jack Jordan, an ex-convict who has found in his Christian faith the strength to 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 learn harsh truths about love, faith, courage, desire and guilt, and how chance can change our worlds irretrievably—forever.

Genres:

Drama, Crime, Thriller

Director:

Alejandro G. Iñárritu (as Alejandro González Iñárritu)

Country:

United States of America
7.7

4 Vanilla Sky 2001

David Aames has it all: wealth, good looks and gorgeous women on his arm. But just as he begins falling for the warmhearted Sofia, his face is horribly disfigured in a car accident. That's just the beginning of his troubles as the lines between illusion and reality, between life and death, are blurred.

Genres:

Romance, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Drama, Thriller

Director:

Cameron Crowe

Writers:

Alejandro Amenábar (film "Abre Los Ojos"), Mateo Gil (film "Abre Los Ojos") | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
6.9

5 Children Of Men 2006

In 2027, in a chaotic world in which humans can no longer procreate, a former activist agrees to help transport a miraculously pregnant woman to a sanctuary at sea, where her child's birth may help scientists save the future of humankind.

Genres:

Drama, Action, Thriller, Science Fiction

Director:

Alfonso Cuarón

Writers:

Alfonso Cuarón (screenplay), Timothy J. Sexton (screenplay) | 4 more credits »

Countries:

United Kingdom, United States of America
7.9

6 Big Fish 2003

Throughout his life Edward Bloom has always been a man of big appetites, enormous passions and tall tales. In his later years, he remains a huge mystery to his son, William. Now, to get to know the real man, Will begins piecing together a true picture of his father from flashbacks of his amazing adventures.

Genres:

Adventure, Fantasy, Drama

Director:

Tim Burton

Writers:

Daniel Wallace (novel), John August (screenplay)

Country:

United States of America
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7 Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind 2004

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

Genres:

Science Fiction, Drama, Romance

Director:

Michel Gondry

Writers:

Charlie Kaufman (story), Michel Gondry (story) | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
8.3

8 Donnie Darko 2001

After narrowly escaping a bizarre accident, a troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a large bunny rabbit that manipulates him to commit a series of crimes.

Genres:

Fantasy, Drama, Mystery

Director:

Richard Kelly

Writer:

Richard Kelly

Country:

United States of America
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9 Watchmen 2009

In a gritty and alternate 1985 the glory days of costumed vigilantes have been brought to a close by a government crackdown, but after one of the masked veterans is brutally murdered, an investigation into the killer is initiated. The reunited heroes set out to prevent their own destruction, but in doing so uncover a sinister plot that puts all of humanity in grave danger.

Genres:

Action, Mystery, Science Fiction

Director:

Zack Snyder

Writers:

David Hayter (screenplay), Alex Tse (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
7.6

10 Mr. Nobody 2009

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

Genres:

Science Fiction, Drama, Romance, Fantasy

Director:

Jaco Van Dormael

Countries:

Belgium, Canada, France, Germany
7.8

11 Another Earth 2011

On the night of the discovery of a duplicate Earth in the Solar system, an ambitious young student and an accomplished composer cross paths in a tragic accident.

Genres:

Drama, Science Fiction

Director:

Mike Cahill

Country:

United States of America
7

12 Waking Life 2001

Waking Life is about a young man in a persistent lucid dream-like state. The film follows its protagonist as he initially observes and later participates in philosophical discussions that weave together issues like reality, free will, our relationships with others, and the meaning of life.

Genres:

Animation, Drama

Director:

Richard Linklater

Country:

United States of America
7.8

13 Gattaca 1997

In a future society in the era of indefinite eugenics, humans are set on a life course depending on their DNA. Young Vincent Freeman is born with a condition that would prevent him from space travel, yet is determined to infiltrate the GATTACA space program.

Genres:

Thriller, Science Fiction, Mystery, Romance

Director:

Andrew Niccol

Writer:

Andrew Niccol

Country:

United States of America
7.8

14 Pi 1998

The debut film from Darren Aronofsky in which a mathematical genius Maximilian Cohen discovers a link in the connection between numbers and reality and thus believes he can predict the future.

Genres:

Mystery, Drama, Thriller

Director:

Darren Aronofsky

Country:

United States of America
7.4

15 Source Code 2011

Decorated soldier Captain Colter Stevens wakes up in the body of an unknown man, discovering he's involved in a mission to find the bomber of a Chicago commuter train. He learns he's part of a top-secret experimental program that enables him to experience the final 8 minutes of another person's life. Colter re-lives the train incident over and over again, gathering more clues each time.

Genres:

Thriller, Science Fiction, Mystery

Director:

Duncan Jones

Writer:

Ben Ripley

Countries:

Canada, United States of America
7.5

16 Dark City 1998

A man struggles with memories of his past, including a wife he cannot remember, in a nightmarish world with no sun and run by beings with telekinetic powers who seek the souls of humans.

Genres:

Mystery, Science Fiction

Director:

Alex Proyas

Writers:

Alex Proyas (story), Alex Proyas (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

Countries:

Australia, United States of America
7.6

17 Equilibrium 2002

In a dystopian future, a totalitarian regime maintains peace by subduing the populace with a drug, and displays of emotion are punishable by death. A man in charge of enforcing the law rises to overthrow the system.

Genres:

Action, Science Fiction, Thriller

Director:

Kurt Wimmer

Writer:

Kurt Wimmer

Country:

United States of America
7.4

18 K-Pax 2001

Prot is a patient at a mental hospital who claims to be from a far away Planet. His psychiatrist tries to help him, only to begin to doubt his own explanations.

Genres:

Drama, Science Fiction

Director:

Iain Softley

Writers:

Gene Brewer (novel), Charles Leavitt (screenplay)

Countries:

Germany, United Kingdom, United States of America
7.4

19 The Jacket 2005

A military veteran goes on a journey into the future, where he can foresee his death and is left with questions that could save his life and those he loves.

Genres:

Thriller, Mystery, Drama

Director:

John Maybury

Writers:

Tom Bleecker (story), Marc Rocco (story) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

Germany, United States of America
7.1

20 Perfume: The Story Of A Murderer 2006

Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, born in the stench of 18th century Paris, develops a superior olfactory sense, which he uses to create the world's finest perfumes. However, his work takes a dark turn as he tries to preserve scents in the search for the ultimate perfume.

Genres:

Crime, Fantasy, Drama

Director:

Tom Tykwer

Writers:

Andrew Birkin (screenplay), Bernd Eichinger (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

Countries:

Spain, Germany, France
7.5

21 The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button 2008

Born under unusual circumstances, Benjamin Button springs into being as an elderly man in a New Orleans nursing home and ages in reverse. Twelve years after his birth, he meets Daisy, a child who flits in and out of his life as she grows up to be a dancer. Though he has all sorts of unusual adventures over the course of his life, it is his relationship with Daisy, and the hope that they will come together at the right time, that drives Benjamin forward.

Genres:

Fantasy, Drama, Thriller, Mystery, Romance

Director:

David Fincher

Writers:

Eric Roth (screenplay), Eric Roth (story) | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
7.8

22 The Butterfly Effect 2004

A young man struggles to access sublimated childhood memories. He finds a technique that allows him to travel back into the past, to occupy his childhood body and change history. However, he soon finds that every change he makes has unexpected consequences.

Genres:

Science Fiction, Thriller

Countries:

Canada, United States of America
7.6

23 The Man From Earth 2007

An impromptu goodbye party for Professor John Oldman becomes a mysterious interrogation after the retiring scholar reveals to his colleagues he never ages and has walked the earth for 14,000 years.

Genres:

Science Fiction, Drama

Director:

Richard Schenkman

Writer:

Jerome Bixby

Country:

United States of America
7.9

24 Twelve Monkeys 1995

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

Genres:

Science Fiction, Thriller, Mystery

Director:

Terry Gilliam

Writers:

Chris Marker (film La Jetée), David Webb Peoples (screenplay) (as David Peoples) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
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