Movies like The Bothersome Man

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The Bothersome Man (2006)
 7.2
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The Bothersome Man (2006)
Original name: Den brysomme mannen
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Norway, Iceland
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Forty-year-old Andreas arrives in a strange city with no memory of how he got there. He is presented with a job, an apartment - even a wife. But before long, Andreas notices that something is wrong. Andreas makes an attempt to escape the city, but he discovers there's no way out. Andreas meets Hugo, who has found a crack in a wall in his cellar. Beautiful music streams out from the crack. Maybe it leads to "the other side"? A new plan for escape is hatched.
Style: surreal, psychological, enigmatic, suspenseful, humorous, realistic, semi serious, art house, thought provoking, cerebral ...
Plot: exile, accountant, emotionless, crimes, nightmare, new job, suicide attempt, mystery, isolation, captivity, confined, friendship, couples, confusion, mind game, love triangle, underground, gas station, alone in the world, parallel universe, distopia, utopia, kidnapping, designer, friends ...
Time: contemporary, future
Place: argentina

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Most similar movies to The Bothersome Man

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out surreal, enigmatic, atmospheric and psychological films with plots about existentialism, surrealism, storytelling, dialogue, loneliness, life & death and imagination mostly in Drama, Mystery and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like The Bothersome Man: One Point O (2004), The Moustache (2005), Being John Malkovich (1999), Vanilla Sky (2001), Cube (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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One Point O (2004)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Romania, Iceland
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Paranoid computer programmer Simon wakes up to find a package in his room one day. Despite attempts at securing his apartment, the packages keep arriving. While cameras watch Simon's every move, he struggles to find the answers to the ...
Style: surreal, psychological, suspenseful, enigmatic, tricky ...
Plot: cyberpunk, paranoia, nanotechnology, neighbor, mind game, investigation, life is a bitch, programmer, mind control, robot, elevator, computer ...
Time: contemporary, future
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100%
The Moustache (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: One day, on a whim, Marc decides to shave off the moustache he's worn all of his adult life. He waits patiently for his wife's reaction, but neither she nor his friends seem to notice. Stranger still, when he finally tells them, they all ...
Style: surreal, psychological, serious, meditative, emotional ...
Plot: mystery, riddles and clues, insanity, husband wife relationship, hotel, existentialism, escape, loneliness, life, human nature, imagination, dark humor ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: hong kong, paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Being John Malkovich (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Spike Jonze’s debut feature film is a love story mix of comedy and fantasy. The story is about an unsuccessful puppeteer named Craig, who one day at work finds a portal into the head of actor John Malkovich. The portal soon becomes a passion for ...
Style: surreal, psychological, twists and turns, talky, cerebral ...
Audience: date night
Plot: subconscious, actor, puppeteer, body swapping, sexual identity, mind control, love triangle, psychology, obsession, satire, pets, chimpanzee ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 262K
Vanilla Sky (2001)
Genre: Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Spain
Duration: 136 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: psychological, enigmatic, philosophical, surreal, twist ending ...
Plot: surrealism, disfigurement, hallucination, love triangle, love, disfigured face, virtual reality, mind game, jealousy, lost love, tragic love, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 22nd century, future
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 7.2
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Cube (1997)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Seven strangers are taken out of their daily lives and placed mysteriously in a deadly cube where they all agree they must find their way out.
Style: psychological, surreal, suspenseful, mind bending, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: trap, isolation, survival, trapped, escape, maze, survival horror, group of strangers, claustrophobia, captivity, death, mathematics ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.6
 8K
Gothic (1986)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The year is 1816. A sprawling villa in Switzerland is the setting for a stormy night of madness. On this night of the "Haunted Summer," five famous friends gather around an ancient skull to conjure up their darkest fears. Poets Lord ...
Style: gothic, surreal, scary, psychological, psychedelic ...
Plot: seance, surrealism, mystery, insanity, mind game, hallucination, supernatural, ghost, woman in danger, demon, brutality, mad scientist ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.7
 69K
Open Your Eyes (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Spain, France, Italy
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A very handsome man finds the love of his life, but he suffers an accident and needs to have his face rebuilt by surgery after it is severely disfigured.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful, captivating, enigmatic ...
Plot: disfigurement, psychiatrist, nightmare, love triangle, paranoia, jealousy, doctor, memory loss, dreams, mystery, love and romance, party ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: spain, madrid, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.7
 67
Friction (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Filmmaker Cullen Hoback travels to a private high school where he writes a script about a real couple and the student who comes between them.
Style: surreal, semi serious, humorous, captivating, enigmatic ...
Plot: love triangle, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, high school life, couple relations, teachers and students, social relations, actor's life, youth, lifestyle, high school, surrealism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 6.3
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Tideland (2005)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Because of the actions of her irresponsible parents, a young girl is left alone on a decrepit country estate and survives inside her fantastic imagination.
Style: surreal, dark fantasy, psychedelic, atmospheric, disturbing ...
Plot: isolation, heroin, mentally challenged, imagination, life is a bitch, addiction, orphan, friendship, figment, down on your luck, surrealism, drug abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, texas, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The City of Lost Children (1995)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: France, Germany, Spain, Belgium, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A scientist in a surrealist society kidnaps children to steal their dreams, hoping that they slow his aging process.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, gothic, stylized, bleak ...
Plot: friendship, mad scientist, distopia, good versus evil, adventure, rescue, steampunk, island, clones, escape, french, nightmare ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
A Snake of June (2002)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Set in an anonymous Japanese metropolis, the film tells the tale of shy career woman, Rinko and Shigehiko, her hygiene-obsessed, workaholic husband. The couple explore their sexuality in a number of ways, causing their lives to be disrupted.
Style: psychological, sexy, suspenseful, erotic, surreal ...
Plot: dysfunctional marriage, blackmail, husband wife relationship, power relations, couple relations, mind game, mystery, sexual relations, stalking, rain, surrealism, sex aid ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, europe, italy, asia, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.5
 50K
The Double (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An awkward office drone becomes increasingly unhinged after a charismatic and confident look-alike takes a job at his workplace and seduces the woman he desires.
Style: psychological, bleak, surreal, humorous, neo noir ...
Plot: shyness, surrealism, depression, loser, paranoia, identity crisis, wise man, office, dark humor, workplace, misfit, losing-it hero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Juliet of the Spirits (1965)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Middle-aged Giulietta grows suspicious of her husband, Giorgio, when his behavior grows increasingly questionable. One night when Giorgio initiates a seance amongst his friends, Giulietta gets in touch with spirits and learns more about herself and ...
Style: surreal, stylized, atmospheric, psychological, semi serious ...
Plot: hermaphrodite, infidelity, memory, weirdo, spiritualism, ghost, crumbling marriage, lifestyle, love and romance, unfulfillment, prostitute, battle of the sexes ...
Time: 60s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.5
 20K
Pulse (2001)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: After one of their friends commits suicide, strange things begin happening to a group of young Tokyo residents. One of them sees visions of his dead friend in the shadows on the wall, while another's computer keeps showing strange, ghostly ...
Style: scary, psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, dark ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: afterlife, ghost, isolation, internet, suicide, college student, missing person, supernatural, mystery, lifestyle, confined, supernatural power ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: tokyo, asia, latin america, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.9
 8K
Rabbits (2002)
Genre: Short, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: A story of a group of humanoid rabbits and their depressive, daily life. The plot includes Suzie ironing, Jane sitting on a couch, Jack walking in and out of the apartment, and the occasional solo singing number by Suzie or Jane. At one point the ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, psychological, avant garde, experimental ...
Plot: dull life, confined, mystery, isolation, dark humor, confinement indoors, surrealism, rabbit, unfulfillment, chaos, intrigue, danger ...
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39%
 6.7
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Borgman (2013)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Borgman is the central character of this dark, malevolent fable. Is he a dream or a demon, a twisted allegory or an all-too-real embodiment of our fears? Borgman is a sinister arrival in the sealed-off streets of modern suburbia. His presence ...
Style: psychological, surreal, disturbing, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: drifter, mysterious character, family relations, dishonesty, nightmare, life turned upside down, manipulation, hidden identity, terrorizing, family problems, supernatural, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.8
 354K
Moon (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: With only three weeks left in his three year contract, Sam Bell is getting anxious to finally return to Earth. He is the only occupant of a Moon-based manufacturing facility along with his computer and assistant, GERTY. When he has an accident ...
Style: psychological, bleak, philosophical, futuristic, surreal ...
Plot: outer space, isolation, loneliness, dystopic future, cloning, astronaut, spacecraft, space and aliens, solitude, moon, clones, space travel ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: hawaii, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.1
 113K
The Jacket (2005)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: 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.
Style: psychological, surreal, enigmatic, mind bending, tricky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, psychology, mental institution, time loop, supernatural, supernatural ability, memory loss, murder, haunted by the past, disorder, life is a bitch, mentally unstable ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, 20th century, contemporary, 2000s ...
Place: vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Movie in collections
 6.7
 3K
Gemini (1999)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A successful doctor, Yukio's picture perfect life is gradually wrecked, and taken over by his avenging twin brother, who bumps off his family members one by one and reclaims his lover who is now Yukio's wife.
Style: serious, realistic, mind bending, surreal, scary ...
Plot: mistaken identity, twins, vengeance, memory loss, couple relations, crimes, love and romance, mystery, dishonesty, mind game, rivalry, disorder ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Cube 2: Hypercube (2002)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The sequel to the low budget first film ‘Cube.’ This time the prisoners find them selves in a more advanced cube environment that they must escape from before they are killed. A science fiction film where space and time have more than one path.
Style: psychological, futuristic, tense, scary, suspense ...
Plot: claustrophobia, maze, mathematics, deathtrap, survival, confined, parallel world, group of strangers, captivity, future dystopia, riddles and clues, countdown ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Last Year at Marienbad (1961)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Takes place in a chateau, an ambiguous story of a man and a woman who may or may not have met last year at Marienbad.
Style: mind bending, psychological, surreal, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: hotel, mystery, obsession, amnesia, haunted by the past, romance, destiny, love affair, hopes, dishonesty, card playing, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Zero Theorem (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, Romania, France, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A computer hacker's goal to discover the reason for human existence continually finds his work interrupted thanks to the Management; this time, they send a teenager and lusty love interest to distract him.
Style: surreal, thought provoking, philosophical, semi serious, meditative ...
Plot: escape from reality, loneliness, computers and web, computer genius, computer system, virtual reality, hacker, distopia, computer, uncover truth, future dystopia, society ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Last Life in the Universe (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Thailand, Japan, Netherlands
Duration: 112 min.
Story: An obsessive-compulsive Japanese librarian living in Bangkok spends most of his days contemplating suicide in his lifeless apartment. His life changes when he witnesses the death of Nid, seconds before he was about to jump off a bridge. This brings ...
Style: surreal, psychological, serious, atmospheric, lyrical ...
Plot: suicide attempt, friendship, suicide, destiny, perfectionist, self discovery, opposites attract, couples, romance, love and romance, loneliness, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia, thailand, bangkok thailand, osaka japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Movie in collections
 7.8
 230K
Mr. Nobody (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Belgium, Germany, Canada, France, UK, Luxembourg, USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: 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.
Style: philosophical, mind bending, surreal, thought provoking, psychological ...
Audience: date night
Plot: depression, destiny, surrealism, alternate reality, life changing experience, utopia, philosophy, parallel world, love and romance, teenage love, time, death ...
Time: future, 21st century, 20th century, year 1975
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: In the questionable town of Deer Meadow, Washington, FBI Agent Desmond inexplicably disappears while hunting for the man who murdered a teen girl. The killer is never apprehended, and, after experiencing dark visions and supernatural encounters, ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, mind bending, psychological, sexy ...
Plot: investigation, small town, small town life, murder, hallucination, incest, supernatural, seduction, diary, haunted by the past, split personality, mental illness ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s, year 1988, year 1989
Place: canada, washington state, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.4
 359K
Cloud Atlas (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Germany, Hong Kong, Singapore, China
Duration: 172 min.
Story: A set of six nested stories spanning time between the 19th century and a distant post-apocalyptic future. Cloud Atlas explores how the actions and consequences of individual lives impact one another throughout the past, the present and the future. ...
Style: thought provoking, psychological, atmospheric, enigmatic, surreal ...
Plot: life philosophy, reincarnation, destiny, dystopic future, distopia, human nature, death, life & death, karma, wisdom of life, multiple storylines, love and romance ...
Time: future, 1930s, 20th century, 21st century, 19th century ...
Place: san francisco, hawaii, seoul, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Science of Sleep (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: France, Italy, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A man entranced by his dreams and imagination is lovestruck with a French woman and feels he can show her his world.
Style: surreal, psychological, sentimental, meditative, stylized ...
Audience: date night
Plot: daydreamer, magic, escape from reality, painting, friendship, new job, dreams, romance, introspection, love, dancer, visionary ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, mexico, france, latin america, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
City of Women (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A businessman finds himself trapped at a hotel and threatened by women en masse.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, witty, humorous, clever ...
Plot: feminism, sexual relations, satire, couples, disorder, battle of the sexes, politics, love and romance, crimes, fish out of water, couple relations, hostage ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: italy, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.0
 39K
The One I Love (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: On the brink of separation, Ethan and Sophie escape to a beautiful vacation house for a weekend getaway in an attempt to save their marriage. What begins as a romantic and fun retreat soon becomes surreal, when an unexpected discovery forces the two ...
Style: surreal, twists and turns, suspense, enigmatic, emotional ...
Plot: marriage, couples, moral dilemma, self discovery, family problems, character study, crumbling marriage, betrayal, infidelity, husband wife relationship, couple relations, therapist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.7
 15K
3 Women (1977)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: An awkward young teen working at a spa becomes overly attached to her fellow worker, a lonely outcast. They hang out at a bar owned by a strange pregnant artist and her has-been cowboy husband. Amid emotional crises, the three woman steal and trade ...
Style: surreal, stylized, psychological, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: desert, suicide attempt, womanizer, painting, coma, pregnant woman, artist, strong female presence, love and romance, opposites attract, dishonesty, aging ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%