Nine Days is one of the most emotional movies we have seen in recent times. And, its definitely one of the best emotional movies we have seen in a long time. Did you like how Will (Winston Duke) descended into an existential challenge of his own, when trying to judge and give the power of life to others? The movie must have made you rethink just about everything; love, fear, your past, your memories and your very soul. If you are in the mood for more movies like Nine Days, we have just the list for you.
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7 Beautiful Movies like Nine Days
1 The Fountain (2006)
Stars: Hugh Jackman, Rachel Weisz, Sean Patrick Thomas, Ellen Burstyn
This is a Sci-Fi movie but don’t let that turn you off. After all, you need some Sci-Fi to introduce the concept of metaphysical existence. It’s still very emotional, thought provoking and very deeply meaningful. This is a movie about love that spans both time and space, across two different worlds. Despite being so apart, the two share an unmistakable connection. The plot can be a little complex to understand. But, we believe that’s a compliment for an emotional movie. It is after all what you make of it.
Hugh Jackman sizzles in this rather uncharacteristic role for him. Weisz of course is in her emotive element in this movie. A thoroughly entertaining watch and the first suggestion on our list of movies like Nine Lives.
2 Cloud Atlas (2012)
Stars: Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Hugh Grant
This is another Sci-Fi movie directed by the Wachowski brothers. It’s a movie that explores the possibility of reincarnation, across no less than 6 different time periods. Despite that complex premise for a plot, the movie gels together really well, letting you slowly transition in and out of characters and timelines, much like you might have done while watching Nine Lives. From 1849 all the way to the year 2321, this is a brilliant movie with amazing performances by Tom Hanks, Halle Berry and Hugh Grant.
Tom Hanks lives on a big Hawaiian island while Halle Berry plays a journalist in the 70’s. Hugh Grant has multiple roles, as a plantation worker, as a hotel employee and as the proprietor of a nuclear power plant and the list isn’t quite done with him yet.
Though this may all sound terribly confusing, you will enjoy it if you give it a chance. The movie’s 7.4 rating at IMDB is a testament to that, after more than 350k ratings being cast on it.
3 Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Stars: Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Tom Wilkinson
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind was one of Jim Carrey’s forays into non-comedic roles. And, it was an epic hit. The movie is about love and memories. More specifically, it’s about how hurtful memories about love that can’t be continued can be wiped away with a scientific procedure. As the characters of both Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet decide to forget each other, they experience a transcendence of the magical love that could have been.
With almost 1 Million 8+ ratings at IMDB, this movie will deeply connect for you, especially if you lost a love once, like almost all of us have.
4 Magnolia (1999)
Stars: Tom Cruise, Jason Robards, Julianne Moore, Phillip Seymour Hoffman
A group of seemingly random people are all connected by a larger plan, unknown to them. It might be just fate that decides the lives of us all. Featuring an array of stars in vividly different roles, this movie definitely has a lot in common with how the various characters in Nine Days were so different from one another.
Despite the rather chaotic and random relatedness, it all comes together as the result of much larger plan at play.
5 The Nines (2007)
Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Hope Davis, Melissa McCarthy, Elle Fanning
This Ryan Reynolds starrer went largely unnoticed by the movie going audience. But, after a tepid show at the box office, the movie slowly but surely garnered a loyal following.
Like many movies on this list and definitely like Nine Days, The Nines is also about different characters connecting with one another.
6 Her (2013)
Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Scarlett Johansson (Voice)
Her probably features Joaquin Phoenix’s best acting performance. Or, it is maybe only second to his performance in “The Master”. In Her, his character falls in love with an AI personality voiced by Scarlett Johansson. The movie is thought provoking in the sense that it will make you wonder if you really need another human to have a strong and meaningful connection in your life.
It’s definitely not a mainstream movie. But, if you liked Nine Days, that probably makes this Indie movie very appealing on our list of films like Nine Days.
7 Stranger than Fiction (2006)
Stars: Will Ferrell, Emma Thompson, Dustin Hoffman, Queen Latifah
The last movie on our list, but can easily be the first! Will Ferrell’s character suddenly begins to hear a narration, about his own life. His life is being narrated to him, as if he is the lead character in a book.
The voice gives his character a whole new perspective on life. The movie is set against the backdrop of his role as an I.R.S auditor, with boring co-workers in an unanimated or lifeless office environment. It’s a surreal comedic type of movie and Will Ferrell delivers a sophisticated and subtle acting performance. It’s a movie that will make you smile, ponder about life and maybe explore a new perspective and vision.
So, that’s it for our list of movies like Nine Days. Which one of these made your cut? Have suggestions of your own? Please drop us a note in the comment box. We would love to show it off to fellow readers, after a quick approval.