Movies like Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
 8.3
 813K
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: 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.
Style: psychological, captivating, clever, mind bending, melancholic, offbeat, romantic, sentimental, surreal, gloomy ...
Audience: date night
Plot: introspection, couple relations, love and romance, love, power of love, mind control, brainwashing, memory loss, couples, dreams, love story, disorder, borderline personality disorder, romance, amnesia, up and down relationship, surrealism, relationship problems, destiny, erased memory, deja vu, memory, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, crumbling relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, mcdonald's restaurant

Most similar movies to Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out emotional, melancholic, enigmatic and cerebral films with plots about storytelling, life philosophy, life & death, mentor, love, destiny and love story mostly in Drama, Romance and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind: Mr. Nobody (2009), I Origins (2014), Her (2013), 500 Days of Summer (2009), The Science of Sleep (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.8
 195K
Mr. Nobody (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Belgium, Germany, Canada, France, USA, UK
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: psychological, futuristic, mind bending, surreal, offbeat ...
Audience: date night
Plot: destiny, utopia, depression, teenage love, alternate reality, childhood, surrealism, romance, life changing experience, death, parallel world, love affair ...
Time: future, 21st century, 20th century, year 1975
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 103K
I Origins (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: I Origins follows a molecular biologist studying the evolution of the human eye. He finds his work permeating his life after a brief encounter with an exotic young woman who slips away from him. As his research continues years later with his lab ...
Style: mind bending, atmospheric, psychological, thought provoking, enigmatic ...
Plot: reincarnation, inventions and discoveries, track down, afterlife, death, memory, science, religion, loneliness, atheism, elevator, pregnant ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012, year 1998, year 2005 ...
Place: india, usa, new york, asia, delhi
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 458K
Her (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: In the not so distant future, Theodore, a lonely writer purchases a newly developed operating system designed to meet the user's every needs. To Theodore's surprise, a romantic relationship develops between him and his operating system. ...
Style: futuristic, philosophical, offbeat, melancholic, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: loneliness, artificial intelligence, unlikely couple, a.i., love, unlikely relationship, cyberspace, philosophy, impossible love, computers and web, human nature, intelligence ...
Time: future, near future, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
500 Days of Summer (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Tom, greeting-card writer and hopeless romantic, is caught completely off-guard when his girlfriend, Summer, suddenly dumps him. He reflects on their 500 days together to try to figure out where their love affair went sour, and in doing so, Tom ...
Style: realistic, romantic, humorous, sentimental, sweet ...
Audience: date night, teen drama, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, breakup, couple relations, fall in love, couples, love, architect, unfulfilled love, platonic, heartache, life philosophy, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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The Science of Sleep (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: France, Italy
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, stylized, psychological, clever, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: escape, artist, new job, neighbor, gay slur, boat, letter, french, friendship, horse, party, painting ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, mexico, latin america, europe, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 7.3
 215K
The Fountain (2006)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: 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.
Style: surreal, melancholic, stylized, touching, atmospheric ...
Plot: loneliness, immortality, metaphysics, death, cancer, tragic love, reincarnation, terminal illness, queen, loss of loved one, tree, doctor ...
Time: future, 16th century, contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, europe, latin america, central america, guatemala
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 6.9
 232K
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, surreal, suspense, non-linear ...
Plot: love triangle, disfigurement, mystery, virtual reality, nightmare, jealousy, love, hallucinations, disfigured face, obsession, redemption, mind game ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 22nd century, future
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: As an asteroid nears Earth, a man finds himself alone after his wife leaves in a panic. He decides to take a road trip to reunite with his high school sweetheart. Accompanying him is a neighbor who inadvertently puts a wrench in his plan.
Style: touching, humorous, road movie, melancholic, romantic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: apocalypse, end of the world, road trip, romance, fall in love, loneliness, chaos, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, media coverage, suicide, on the road ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: usa, england, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Butterfly Effect (2004)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 113 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: psychological, mind bending, suspense, suspenseful, philosophical ...
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, haunted by the past, supernatural ability, diary, life philosophy, twists & turns, child abuse, parents and children, hypnosis, family relations, psychology ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: usa, dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 172K
The Vow (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Happy young married couple Paige and Leo are, well, happy. Then a car accident puts Paige into a life-threatening coma. Upon awakening she has lost the previous five years of memories, including those of her beloved Leo, her wedding, a confusing ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, romantic, serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: true love, memory loss, romance, love and romance, couple relations, marriage, wooing, amnesia, newlyweds, hopes, coma, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Lost in Translation (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Two lost souls visiting Tokyo -- the young, neglected wife of a photographer and a washed-up movie star shooting a TV commercial -- find an odd solace and pensive freedom to be real in each other's company, away from their lives in America.
Style: atmospheric, touching, melancholic, realistic, psychological ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: loneliness, age difference, midlife crisis, culture clash, actor, couple relations, dull life, photographer, hotel, marriage, advertising, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: tokyo, japan, asia, yale university
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.2
 90K
Ruby Sparks (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Calvin is a young novelist who achieved phenomenal success early in his career but is now struggling with his writing – as well as his romantic life. Finally, he makes a breakthrough and creates a character named Ruby who inspires him. When Calvin ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, surreal, sweet, witty ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: dream, novelist, loneliness, imaginary character, wish come true, looking for love, therapy, fictional reality, couple relations, writer's life, supernatural romance, writing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Reconstruction (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Late one evening Alex suddenly abandons his girlfriend, Simone, to pursue the beautiful Aimee. In his encounter with Aimee time and place dissolve for him and he becomes a stranger to Simone, to whom he cannot return.
Style: clever, psychological, atmospheric, mind bending, gloomy ...
Plot: love affair, hotel, subway, love, romance, urban, infidelity, memory loss, life turned upside down, unfulfillment, love and romance, losing-it hero ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, copenhagen denmark, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.8
 16K
Comet (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When a chance encounter brings together the cynical Dell and the quick-witted Kimberly, the stage is set for a tempestuous love affair that unfolds like a puzzle. As the film zigzags back and forth in time-from a meteor shower in LA, to an encounter ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, offbeat, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: meteor shower, love affair, romance, unlikely couple, imaginary, couple relations, love and romance, parallel world, couples, love, parallel universe, chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, paris france, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.1
 103K
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, enigmatic, surreal, mind bending, tricky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, supernatural, supernatural ability, mental institution, life is a bitch, memory loss, haunted by the past, mentally unstable, murder, experiment, imaginary, destiny ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 90s, contemporary, 1990s ...
Place: vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 7.5
 47K
2046 (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Hong Kong, China, France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Women enter and exit a science fiction author's life, over the course of a few years, after the author loses the woman he considers his one true love.
Style: stylized, futuristic, atmospheric, emotional, touching ...
Plot: womanizer, old friend, coincidence, haunted by the past, train, symbolism, writer's life, romance, lifestyle, choice, introspection, human nature ...
Time: 60s, 21st century, 20th century, 1960s, 2040s ...
Place: hong kong, china, singapore, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.0
 127K
One Day (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A romantic comedy centered on Dexter and Emma, who first meet during their graduation in 1988 and proceed to keep in touch regularly. The film follows what they do on July 15 annually, usually doing something together.
Style: sentimental, touching, romantic, emotional, sweet ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, opposites attract, friendship, social differences, ambition, follow your dream, reunion, best friends in love, unfulfilled love, hopes, couples, best friend ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, 90s, 20th century, 21st century ...
Place: paris france, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.8
 301K
50 First Dates (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Henry is a player skilled at seducing women. But when this veterinarian meets Lucy, a girl with a quirky problem when it comes to total recall, he realizes it's possible to fall in love all over again…and again, and again. That's because ...
Style: romantic, sentimental, realistic, feel good, touching ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: memory loss, wooing, love and romance, romance, selflessness, amnesia, power of love, nothing goes right, hopes, deja vu, creativity, dream ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hawaii, usa, alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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Conversations with Other Women (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Reunited at a wedding after many years, former lovers again feel the pull of a mutual attraction neither is willing to admit. Escaping the reception for the privacy of a hotel room, the unnamed pair explore the choices of the past that led them to ...
Style: sexy, touching, humorous, sincere, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: wedding, bridesmaid, romance, lovers reunited, infidelity, unfulfilled love, love and romance, couple relations, hopes, couples, husband wife relationship, male female relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 5.9
 25K
To the Wonder (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: After falling in love in Paris, Marina and Neil come to Oklahoma, where problems arise. Their church's Spanish-born pastor struggles with his faith, while Neil encounters a woman from his childhood.
Style: serious, stylized, realistic, atmospheric, non-linear ...
Plot: womanizer, romance, love affair, homecoming, crumbling marriage, couple relations, introspection, starting over, love and romance, love triangle, love story, emotionless ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, oklahoma, usa, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.2
 129K
Never Let Me Go (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: As children, Kathy, Ruth, and Tommy spend their childhood at an idyllic and secluded English boarding school. As they grow into adults, they must come to terms with the complexity and strength of their love for one another while also preparing for ...
Style: psychological, heartbreaking, sad, melancholic, depressing ...
Plot: cloning, friendship, love and romance, boarding school, true love, childhood, love triangle, life is a bitch, couples, dishonesty, jealousy, loneliness ...
Time: year 1978, year 1994, 1990s, year 1985
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.0
 3K
XX/XY (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When two college students, Sam and Thea, meet Coles at a party, their mutual attraction is immediate, leading to a passionate and awkward night together, and the onset of an intensely charged bond. As they continue to push the sexual boundaries of ...
Style: talky, realistic, semi serious, clever, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, friendship, college, romance, love and romance, couple relations, love triangle, haunted by the past, dishonesty, couples, buddies, friends ...
Time: contemporary, year 1993
Place: england, europe, new york, london, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
My Blueberry Nights (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong, China, France, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Elizabeth has just been through a particularly nasty breakup, and now she's ready to leave her friends and memories behind as she chases her dreams across the country. In order to support herself on her journey, Elizabeth picks up a series of ...
Style: psychological, touching, realistic, atmospheric, sentimental ...
Plot: loneliness, waitress, bar, romance, introspection, couple relations, love and romance, self discovery, life is a bitch, hopes, drifter, poker ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, cross country, nevada, memphis, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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 6.6
 21K
London (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: London is a drug laden adventure that centers on a party in a New York loft where a young man is trying to win back his ex-girlfriend.
Style: talky, serious, atmospheric, psychological, emotional ...
Plot: couple relations, introspection, hopes, love, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, dysfunctional relationship, cocaine, party, romance, lifestyle, couples, twentysomething life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.5
 100K
Little Children (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: The lives of two lovelorn spouses from separate marriages, a registered sex offender, and a disgraced ex-police officer intersect as they struggle to resist their vulnerabilities and temptations.
Style: sexual, sincere, psychological, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: adultery, infidelity, strong sexual content, pedophilia, housewife, parenthood, small town, love affair, extramarital affair, dysfunctional family, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, sexual pleasure ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
The Story of Us (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ben and Katie Jordan are a married couple who go through hard times in fifteen years of marriage.
Style: sentimental, realistic, semi serious, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: romance, couple relations, relationships, love, happy ending, women, infidelity, family drama, divorce, couples, introspection, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 7.4
 168K
Blue Valentine (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Dean and Cindy live a quiet life in a modest neighborhood. They appear to have the world at their feet at the outset of the relationship. However, his lack of ambition and her retreat into self-absorption cause potentially irreversible cracks in ...
Style: emotional, realistic, stylized, talky, psychological ...
Audience: date night
Plot: marriage, nurse, lust, crumbling marriage, couple relations, depression, dysfunctional family, pregnancy, marital problem, truck, dancing, bridge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, usa, new york, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.6
 44K
Last Night (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The story follows a married couple, apart for a night while the husband takes a business trip with a colleague to whom he's attracted. While he's resisting temptation, his wife encounters her past love.
Style: melancholic, emotional, romantic, sexy, serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: adultery, infidelity, cheating wife, temptation, lovers reunited, love and romance, couple relations, trust, moral dilemma, marriage, old love, ex couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Revolutionary Road (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A young couple living in a Connecticut suburb during the mid-1950s struggle to come to terms with their personal problems while trying to raise their two children. Based on a novel by Richard Yates.
Style: bad ending, serious, depressing, heartbreaking, realistic ...
Plot: under the surface, couple relations, family problems, jealousy, abortion, destiny, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, adultery, housewife, dysfunctional family, dull life ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1955
Place: connecticut, usa, paris france, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 7.9
 121K
Before Midnight (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Greece
Duration: 109 min.
Story: We meet Jesse and Celine nine years on in Greece. Almost two decades have passed since their first meeting on that train bound for Vienna.
Style: talky, realistic, witty, intellectual, clever ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: couple relations, marriage, hotel, french, midlife crisis, summer vacation, hotel room, airport, dream, greek, middle aged, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: greece, chicago illinois, paris france, vienna
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%