Movies like Dark City

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Dark City (1998)
 7.6
 185K
Dark City (1998)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: 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.
Style: gothic, mind bending, atmospheric, tech noir, psychological, stylized, serious, bleak, suspense, futuristic ...
Plot: neo noir, investigation, alien race, evil alien, memory, lovecraftian, future dystopia, manipulation, memory loss, space and aliens, sleeping, mad scientist, haunted by the past, mind control, life is a bitch, dishonesty, deadly, uncover truth, alternate reality, cyberpunk, chase, paranoia, distopia, suicide, psychiatrist ...
Time: future, 1940s

Most similar movies to Dark City

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, interesting and complex films with plots about storytelling, murder, dialogue, twists & turns, secrets, death and mystery mostly in Thriller, Mystery and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like Dark City: The Thirteenth Floor (1999), Blade Runner (1982), Twelve Monkeys (1995), Blade Runner 2049 (2017), Cube (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Thirteenth Floor (1999)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Computer scientist Hannon Fuller has discovered something extremely important. He's about to tell the discovery to his colleague, Douglas Hall, but knowing someone is after him, the old man leaves a letter in his computer generated parallel ...
Style: mind bending, intellectual, futuristic, atmospheric, twists and turns ...
Plot: parallel world, virtual reality, cyberspace, technology gone awry, protagonist as suspect, uncover truth, imaginary, computer system, time travel, neo noir, race against time, crimes ...
Time: 90s, future, 1930s, 1990s, 20th century ...
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 678K
Blade Runner (1982)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In the smog-choked dystopian Los Angeles of 2019, blade runner Rick Deckard is called out of retirement to terminate a quartet of replicants who have escaped to Earth seeking their creator for a way to extend their short life spans.
Style: atmospheric, futuristic, thought provoking, cult film, tech noir ...
Plot: cyberpunk, future dystopia, distopia, a.i., artificial intelligence, neo noir, existentialism, killer robot, androids, fugitives, suprisingly clever, androids and robots ...
Time: future, 2010s, year 2019, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 569K
Twelve Monkeys (1995)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: psychological, surreal, mind bending, atmospheric, non-linear ...
Plot: time travel, alternate reality, plague, post apocalypse, save the world, paranoia, post apocalyptic, insanity, time loop, social misfits, changing the past or future, future dystopia ...
Time: future, 21st century, 20th century, 90s, 1910s ...
Place: philadelphia, baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Hungary, Canada, Spain
Duration: 164 min.
Story: Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K, unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what's left of society into chaos. K's discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard, ...
Style: futuristic, tech noir, suspense, melancholic, enigmatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, artificial intelligence, neo noir, genetics, bounty hunter, ex soldier, investigation, dark future, death of protagonist, inventor, freedom fighter, violence ...
Time: future, 2040s, near future, year 1966
Place: los angeles, las vegas, california, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.2
 207K
Cube (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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, clever, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, isolation, trap, escape, maze, captivity, trapped, danger, death, mathematics, mysterious place, parallel world ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.4
 1.1M
Memento (2000)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Suffering short-term memory loss after a head injury, Leonard Shelby embarks on a grim quest to find the lowlife who murdered his wife in this gritty, complex thriller that packs more knots than a hangman's noose. To carry out his plan, Shelby ...
Style: psychological, surprise ending, twist ending, tense, suspense ...
Plot: plot twist, memory loss, neo noir, mystery, revenge, uncover truth, twists & turns, paranoia, haunted by the past, amnesia, suprisingly clever, vengeance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 8.8
 2.0M
Inception (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 148 min.
Story: Cobb, a skilled thief who commits corporate espionage by infiltrating the subconscious of his targets is offered a chance to regain his old life as payment for a task considered to be impossible: "inception", the implantation of another ...
Style: psychological, mind bending, clever, cerebral, twist ending ...
Plot: parallel world, virtual reality, mind control, alternate reality, haunted by the past, existentialism, subconscious, teamwork, manipulations, fantasy world, sleeping, philosophy ...
Time: 2010s, near future
Place: paris france, los angeles, tokyo, kenya, africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.6
 499K
Minority Report (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: John Anderton is a top 'Precrime' cop in the late-21st century, when technology can predict crimes before they're committed. But Anderton becomes the quarry when another investigator targets him for a murder charge.
Style: futuristic, interesting, suspenseful, suspense, tense ...
Plot: future dystopia, cyberpunk, foreknowledge, murder, frame up, psychic, precognition, crime, police investigation, law enforcer, graphic violence, neo noir ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.5
 296K
Total Recall (1990)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Construction worker Douglas Quaid discovers a memory chip in his brain during a virtual-reality trip. He also finds that his past has been invented to conceal a plot of planetary domination. Soon, he's off to Mars to find out who he is and who ...
Style: futuristic, twists and turns, suspenseful, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, future dystopia, secret agents, mars, outer space, memory loss, secret agent, chase, space colony, conspiracy, resistance, false memory ...
Time: future, 90s, 1990s, 21st century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 1.1M
Shutter Island (2010)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: World War II soldier-turned-U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels investigates the disappearance of a patient from a hospital for the criminally insane, but his efforts are compromised by his troubling visions and also by a mysterious doctor.
Style: psychological, surprise ending, twists and turns, twist ending, suspenseful ...
Plot: mental institution, mystery, insanity, plot twist, paranoia, investigation, mental illness, losing-it hero, uncover truth, island, psychology, confined ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1945, year 1954 ...
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.1
 107K
The Jacket (2005)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
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, bleak, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, mental institution, psychology, supernatural ability, memory loss, time loop, supernatural, disorder, murder, haunted by the past, mentally unstable, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, 20th century, contemporary, 2000s ...
Place: vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Southland Tales (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France, Germany, USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Set in the futuristic landscape of Los Angeles on July 4, 2008, as it stands on the brink of social, economic and environmental disaster. Boxer Santaros is an action star who's stricken with amnesia. His life intertwines with Krysta Now, an ...
Style: dark humor, cynical, allegory, surreal, enigmatic ...
Plot: apocalypse, chaos, future dystopia, end of the world, prophecy, split personality, smuggling, conspiracy, dishonesty, life is a bitch, alternate reality, terrorist ...
Time: future, year 2008, year 2005, near future, 2000s
Place: los angeles, california, middle east, afghanistan, southern california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Adjustment Bureau (2011)
Genre: Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A man glimpses the future Fate has planned for him – and chooses to fight for his own destiny. Battling the powerful Adjustment Bureau across, under and through the streets of New York, he risks his destined greatness to be with the only woman ...
Style: mind bending, twists and turns, suspenseful, psychological, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: destiny, changing the past or future, fall in love, alternate reality, forbidden love, fictional reality, manipulations, mind control, power of love, foreknowledge, true love, politician ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.8
 30K
Cypher (2002)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An unsuspecting, disenchanted man finds himself working as a spy in the dangerous, high-stakes world of corporate espionage. Quickly getting way over-his-head, he teams up with a mysterious femme fatale.
Style: tense, twists and turns, suspenseful, mind bending, enigmatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: memory loss, disorder, conspiracy, uncover truth, hidden identity, mysterious character, power relations, dishonesty, undercover, espionage, femme fatale, double agent ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.8
 63K
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: psychiatrist, disfigurement, love triangle, paranoia, jealousy, doctor, nightmare, memory loss, dreams, mystery, love and romance, party ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: spain, madrid, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.8
 63K
The Forgotten (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Telly Paretta is a grieving mother struggling to cope with the loss of her 8-year-old son. She is stunned when her psychiatrist reveals that she has created eight years of memories about a son she never had. But when she meets a man who has had a ...
Style: psychological, mind bending, twists and turns, suspenseful, enigmatic ...
Plot: missing child, memory loss, mind game, loss of son, abduction, memory, estrangement, psychiatrist, conspiracy, life is a bitch, delusion, grief ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.8
 105K
Gothika (2003)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, France, Canada, Spain
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After a car crash, a criminal psychologist (Halle Berry) comes to, only to find that she's a patient in the same mental institution that currently employs her. It seems she's been accused of murdering her husband -- but she has no memory ...
Style: scary, psychological, psycho film, suspenseful, gothic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, investigation, serial killer, mental illness, protagonist as suspect, supernatural, mind game, mystery, crazy, supernatural ability, psychiatrist, mental institution ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: connecticut, new hampshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.5
 21K
Anna (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Spain, USA, UK, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A man with the ability to enter peoples' memories takes on the case of a brilliant, troubled sixteen-year-old girl to determine whether she is a sociopath or a victim of trauma.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, twists and turns, tense, mind bending ...
Plot: manipulation, haunted by the past, manipulations, crimes, mind game, life is a bitch, dishonesty, uncover truth, mystery, teenager, brutality, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, spain, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Movie in collections
 7.6
 128K
Lost Highway (1997)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A tormented jazz musician finds himself lost in an enigmatic story involving murder, surveillance, gangsters, doppelgangers, and an impossible transformation inside a prison cell.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, mind bending ...
Plot: insanity, neo noir, jealousy, graphic violence, murder, transformation, mystery, prison, hallucination, character change, dual identity, sexuality ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.1
 5K
One Point O (2004)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Romania, Iceland
Duration: 92 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: psychological, surreal, suspenseful, enigmatic, tricky ...
Plot: cyberpunk, paranoia, neighbor, investigation, mind game, life is a bitch, nanotechnology, mind control, robot, programmer, elevator, package ...
Time: contemporary, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Mulholland Drive (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: After a car wreck on the winding Mulholland Drive renders a woman amnesic, she and a perky Hollywood-hopeful search for clues and answers across Los Angeles in a twisting venture beyond dreams and reality.
Style: mind bending, psychological, twists and turns, atmospheric, surreal ...
Plot: mystery, lesbian, neo noir, obsession, hollywood, lesbian sex, hallucination, strong sexual content, lesbianism, dreams, surrealism, cowboy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, hollywood star
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.8
 276K
Gattaca (1997)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Science fiction drama about a future society in the era of indefinite eugenics where humans are set on a life course depending on their DNA. The young Vincent Freeman is born with a condition that would prevent him from space travel, yet he is ...
Style: futuristic, thought provoking, intellectual, twists and turns, psychological ...
Plot: fighting the system, distopia, neo noir, future dystopia, discrimination, paraplegic, genetics, eugenics, society, philosophy, heart disease, space travel ...
Time: future, near future
Place: detroit, riviera, french riviera
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.3
 4K
Mirage (1965)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: New York City. David Stillwell struggles to recover his memory before the people who are trying to kill him succeed. Who is he, who are they, and why is he surrounded by murder?
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: chase, police detective, manhunt, murder, private detective, investigation, crimes, dishonesty, mind game, deadly, uncover truth, skyscraper ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa, new york, california, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Movie in collections
 6.3
 79K
Taking Lives (2004)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Recruited to assist Montreal police in their desperate search for a serial killer who assumes the identities of his victims, FBI profiler Illeana Scott knows it's only a matter of time before the killer strikes again. Her most promising lead is ...
Style: twist ending, surprise ending, twists and turns, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, murder mystery, murder investigation, police investigation, profiler, psychopath, fatal attraction, fake identity, dangerous attraction, strong female character, witness, mistaken identity ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century, contemporary, year 1983, year 2004 ...
Place: usa, canada, montreal, pennsylvania, montreal quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.8
 245K
Unknown (2011)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, France, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: An American biologist attending a conference in Berlin awakens from a coma after a car accident, only to discover that someone has taken his identity and that no one, not even his wife, believes him. With the help of an illegal immigrant and a ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, twist ending, mind bending, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: memory loss, conspiracy, uncover truth, chase, investigation, mysterious character, manipulations, mystery, danger, life turned upside down, hidden identity, coma ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2011, 2010s
Place: germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.4
 10K
The Cure (1997)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A wave of gruesome murders is sweeping Tokyo. The only connection is a bloody X carved into the neck of each of the victims. In each case, the murderer is found near the victim and remembers nothing of the crime. Detective Takabe and psychologist ...
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, scary, enigmatic ...
Plot: investigation, serial killer, murder, hypnosis, mind control, amnesia, police detective, hallucination, stranger, psychosis, interrogation, mystery ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia, okinawa japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.7
 47K
THX 1138 (1971)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: People in the future live in a totalitarian society. A technician named THX 1138 lives a mundane life between work and taking a controlled consumption of drugs that the government uses to make puppets out of people. As THX is without drugs for the ...
Style: futuristic, thought provoking, bleak, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: distopia, prison, utopia, future dystopia, totalitarianism, fighting the system, hologram, chaos, technology gone awry, separated, surveillance, life is a bitch ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.9
 9K
Kafka (1991)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Kafka, an insurance worker gets embroiled in an underground group after a co-worker is murdered. The underground group is responsible for bombings all over town, attempting to thwart a secret organization that controls the major events in society. ...
Style: surreal, psychological, atmospheric, stylized, serious ...
Plot: conspiracy, murder, writers, investigation, expressionism, worker, secret, insurance, palaces castles and temples, crimes, deadly, fighting the system ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1919, 18th century
Place: central europe, prague czech republic, prague, prague czechoslovakia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.1
 56K
Soylent Green (1973)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In an overpopulated futuristic Earth, a New York police detective finds himself marked for murder by government agents when he gets too close to a bizarre state secret involving the origins of a revolutionary and needed new foodstuff.
Style: cult film, futuristic, bleak, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: distopia, murder, starvation, police detective, cannibalism, overpopulation, apocalypse, investigation, ecological disaster, fighting the system, dishonesty, life is a bitch ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2020s, 70s, near future
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.3
 79K
Angel Heart (1987)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The down-and-out private detective Harry Angel is ordered, by a mysterious man named Louis Cyphre, to go on a mission to find a missing person. His routine failure soon leads to a bloody spar with himself as Harry Angel goes on a supernatural ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, surprise ending, twists and turns, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: voodoo, incest, investigation, private detective, missing person, danger, devil, haunted by the past, amnesia, crimes, neo noir, murder ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1955, 1950s
Place: new orleans, new york, usa, southern usa, coney island brooklyn new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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