15 Best Movies Like The Fountain That You Should Watching Update 05/2024

Movies Like The Fountain

A list of 15 films that are similar to The Fountain (2006)

1. The Wrestler, 2008

The Wrestler, 2008

Mickey Rourke gives a one-of-a-kind performance in this action film about dealing with failure in late life.

2. Mr. Nobody, 2009

It’s an indie cult favorite thanks to Jared Leto and an ambitious sci-fi romance story.

3. Moon, 2009

Moon, 2009

It’s a sci-fi film, but it doesn’t seem to mind. It has nothing to do with outer space or extraterrestrial life. An industrialized society’s dehumanizing effect is explored through the story of a man who is trying to figure out who he is. You’ll have a pit in your stomach and an overwhelming sense of melancholy after seeing the Moon. Sam Rockwell and Kevin Spacey’s voice work wonders in this. Moon keeps you on the edge of your seat the entire time. In my opinion, a masterpiece that sci-fi fans and general moviegoers alike should see.

4. The Man from Earth, 2007

It begins with John Oldman, the film’s protagonist, packing up his belongings to move away and start a new life. He arranges a farewell party for his friends and decides to tell them why he’s leaving. First, Oldman poses the following simple question to his friends: what would an upper paleolithic human’s face look like today if he had lived to this day? The protagonists pretend to be scientists and investigate the mystery, but they have no idea if the story is a joke or a real account. One of the best films I’ve seen in a long time, and one of the most overlooked.

5. Predestination, 2014

Predestination, 2014

Since 12 Monkeys, this is one of the most original time-travel thrillers. A brilliant riff on the Time Paradox motif, with enough plot turns to keep you interested long after the film has ended. Predestination is a fantastic film, with outstanding work from Ethan Hawke and Sarah Snook in leading roles. Almost no one has heard of this film, which has the same effect on the mind as Inception did. It’s sadly underrated and virtually unknown.

6. Ink, 2009

Ink, a critically acclaimed independent American fantasy film, has become a surprise global hit. The film depicts a conflict between good and evil for a man’s soul, with a young girl caught in the middle. A series of vividly realized dream sequences in the film demonstrate that no matter what life throws at you, the decision is ultimately yours. This leaves the viewer with the simple message that, yes, there is hope.

7. The Road, 2009

The Road is an apocalyptic film set in a’scorched Earth’ version of the world, based on an ACormac McCarthy novel (like No Country for Old Men). Viggo Mortensen plays a father, and the film follows him and his son as they struggle to get by in their daily lives. As the father tries to protect his son from cannibals, bandits, and starvation, the son’s faith in him grows and shrinks throughout the movie. With a charred world as the backdrop, this film’s gritty realism distinguishes it from many other recent theatrical releases. This is a heartfelt and realistic tale. You should watch it if you don’t mind feeling like you’ve been punched in the stomach.

8. Sunshine, 2007

Sunshine, 2007

It’s a sci-fi thriller about a space mission gone horribly wrong, and Sunshine has all the details you could possibly want to know. a crew who knows they are humanity’s last hope for a dying sun and saving their family members back on Earth struggle to rekindle the fire. The cast’s diverse performances capture both the terror and humanity that arise from such an alien situation when they lose radio contact with Earth. When things start to go horribly wrong, they give a fantastic performance. Danny Boyle is in charge of directing (Trainspotting, 28 Days Later).

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10. Timecrimes, 2007

A man enters a time machine by accident and goes back in time by one hour. He’s trapped in a series of catastrophes with unpredictable outcomes, and there are exciting surprises around every corner. Like Primer, this film demonstrates that you don’t need a large budget to make an unforgettable story if you have intelligence and attention to detail. Great performances, a compelling plot, and a tight thriller make this a must-see film.

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12. Upstream Color, 2013

writer/producer/director/star Shane Carruth returns with an exponentially more difficult film nine years after his out of nowhere, mind-bending premier Primer—a neo sci-fi/drama/romance/thriller that’s nearly impossible to describe effectively in words. A woman who has been drugged, brainwashed, and robbed finds herself drawn to an unknown man who has also gone through a similar experience, and Carruth uses a fragmented narrative to bring out the drama, challenging the viewer to piece together the dream-like narrative fragments and implications like a complicated puzzle. As far from being “audience friendly” as one might expect, Carruth tells a complex, intelligent story in an entirely unique way. When it comes to filmmaking, I couldn’t be happier with this direction.

13. Primer, 2004

Although the story is fiction, it’s grounded in reality and doesn’t make you cringe every time a technobabble term is used. Most people who watch it for the first time are perplexed by the ending but eager to see it again. There are no special effects or CGI in this film because it was made on a shoestring budget of $7000. Take note that there will be mind-boggling paradoxical ideas that will take some mental effort to grasp.

14. I Origins, 2014

I Origins, 2014

As a skeptical biologist, I’m fascinated by the human eye and its singularity. This is a complex but wonderful sci-fi.

The cast is excellent, and the writing is strong. It is, however, distinguished by the presence of an undercurrent of romance. I’d recommend this movie to anyone who’s interested in the fascinating debates between science and religion, but I wouldn’t suggest it to anyone who isn’t willing to consider both religion and science with an open mind.

15. Gattaca, 1997

A dystopian future in which humans are genetically engineered to be as close to perfect as possible is the setting for this film, which stars Ethan Hawke, Uma Therman, and Jude Law. Any child born in a traditional way is viewed as less than by the rest of society and treated as such. It follows Hawke’s character, who despite being despised by his peers and deemed genetically insufficient, attempts to free himself from the constraints his peers have placed on him in order to fulfill his long-held ambition of visiting the stars.