Movies like Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
 8.3
 926K
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: melancholic, mind bending, psychological, surreal, offbeat, sentimental, captivating, romantic, cerebral, philosophical ...
Audience: date night
Plot: surrealism, existentialism, introspection, love, couple relations, couples, memory loss, love and romance, deja vu, power of love, disorder, brainwashing, borderline personality disorder, love story, amnesia, dreams, memory, unfulfilled love, unfulfillment, loneliness, mind control, bittersweet, relationships, love triangle, relationship problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york

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Most similar movies to Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out interesting, enigmatic, weird and visually appealing films with plots about storytelling, life philosophy, life & death, mentor, loneliness, existentialism and catastrophe mostly in Drama, Romance and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind: Her (2013), 500 Days of Summer (2009), Mr. Nobody (2009), Vanilla Sky (2001), I Origins (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.0
 553K
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: melancholic, futuristic, philosophical, offbeat, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: loneliness, artificial intelligence, existentialism, philosophy, a.i., unlikely relationship, cyberspace, love, human nature, impossible love, unlikely couple, computers and web ...
Time: future, near future, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, sweet, sentimental, talky, emotional ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, teen drama, girls' night
Plot: breakup, love and romance, life philosophy, couple relations, love, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, relationships, destiny, dating, love story, unfulfilled love, heartache ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
 7.8
 220K
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: mind bending, philosophical, psychological, thought provoking, surreal ...
Audience: date night
Plot: destiny, depression, utopia, alternate reality, life changing experience, surrealism, philosophy, parallel world, love and romance, teenage love, family relations, romance ...
Time: future, 20th century, 21st century, year 1975
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 6.9
 252K
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, philosophical, twist ending ...
Plot: surrealism, hallucination, love triangle, disfigurement, love, virtual reality, tragic love, lost love, nightmare, disfigured face, obsession, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 22nd century, future
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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 7.4
 118K
I Origins (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, 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: thought provoking, enigmatic, mind bending, atmospheric, cerebral ...
Plot: reincarnation, metaphysics, atheism, buddhism, society, eye, inventions and discoveries, elevator, track down, death, memory, science ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2009, year 1998, year 2005 ...
Place: india, usa, new york, asia, delhi
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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, philosophical, suspenseful, dramatic ...
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, twists & turns, time loop, psychology, life philosophy, supernatural ability, child abuse, memory, suicide, diary, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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, contemplative, meditative ...
Audience: date night
Plot: daydreamer, magic, escape from reality, painting, friendship, new job, dreams, romance, introspection, love, dancer, visionary ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, mexico, france, europe, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 7.0
 142K
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, romantic, emotional, touching, serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, best friends in love, opposites attract, male female friendship, love, friendship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, couples, social differences, ambition, friends, introspection ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, 20th century, 80s, contemporary ...
Place: london, paris france, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.2
 231K
The Fountain (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 97 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, artsy, philosophical, melancholic, atmospheric ...
Plot: immortality, metaphysics, queen, death, reincarnation, tragic love, terminal illness, loss of loved one, love of one's life, loneliness, cancer, tree ...
Time: future, 16th century, 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe, latin america, guatemala, central america
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.9
 92K
Another Earth (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: On the night of the discovery of a duplicate Earth in the Solar system, an ambitious young student and an accomplished composer cross paths in a tragic accident.
Style: philosophical, psychological, weird, touching, surreal ...
Plot: parallel world, mysterious planet, redemption, human existence, guilt, tragedy, cosmology, earth, planet, solar system, grief, musician ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: usa, boston, yale university, connecticut, mojave desert
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 97K
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, psychological, sweet ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: dream, novelist, romance, bittersweet, loneliness, magic realism, writer's block, supernatural, love and romance, imaginary character, family relations, career ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 18K
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: touching, sentimental, surreal, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love affair, romance, unlikely couple, love and romance, couples, falling in love, fall in love, meteor shower, relationships, imaginary, parallel world, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, paris france, portland oregon, wisconsin ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Edward Scissorhands (1990)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A small suburban town receives a visit from a castaway unfinished science experiment named Edward.
Style: gothic, surreal, sentimental, atmospheric, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: loneliness, goth, social misfits, dark fantasy, surrealism, romance, freak, fall in love, love, human nature, impossible love, fish out of water ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: united states, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 279K
Before Sunrise (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Austria, Switzerland
Duration: 101 min.
Story: On his way to Vienna, American Jesse meets Céline, a student returning to Paris. After long conversations forge a surprising connection between them, Jesse convinces Celine to get off the train with him in Vienna. Since his flight to the U.S. ...
Style: talky, sentimental, intellectual, melancholic, emotional ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: chance meeting, love and romance, twentysomething life, lovers, encounter, introspection, french, coincidence, relationships, one night, dialogue driven, tourist ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: austria, vienna, paris france, budapest hungary, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 145K
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: sentimental, atmospheric, meditative, philosophical, talky ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: couple relations, writers, midlife crisis, hopes, romance, hotel room, summer vacation, friends, relationship vs career, marriage, introspection, vacation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: greece, paris france, chicago illinois, vienna
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.8
 2.1M
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, mind control, alternate reality, virtual reality, subconscious, teamwork, life philosophy, manipulations, haunted by the past, existentialism, perfect crime, fictional reality ...
Time: 2010s, near future
Place: japan, paris france, los angeles, new york, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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, road trip, end of the world, bittersweet, loneliness, profanity, romance, friendship, dark humor, catastrophe, childhood sweetheart, love and romance ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.7
 87K
Sweet November (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Nelson is a man devoted to his advertising career in San Francisco. One day, while taking a driving test at the DMV, he meets Sara. She is very different from the other women in his life. Nelson causes her to miss out on taking the test and later ...
Style: romantic, touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, love story, terminal illness, tragic love, fall in love, love and romance, self discovery, couples, leukemia, love, workaholic, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Synecdoche, New York (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A theater director struggles with his work, and the women in his life, as he attempts to create a life-size replica of New York inside a warehouse as part of his new play.
Style: surreal, psychological, twists and turns, ambiguous ending, depressing ...
Plot: existentialism, depression, obsession, theater, actor, director, writer's life, writers, self fulfillment, artists and showbiz, alienation, actress ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 32K
Upstream Color (2013)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A man and woman are drawn together, entangled in the lifecycle of an ageless organism. Identity becomes an illusion as they struggle to assemble the loose fragments of wrecked lives.
Style: psychological, mind bending, tense, atmospheric, surreal ...
Plot: hypnosis, parasite, romance, love affair, drugged, mystery, mind control, dishonesty, mind game, memory loss, tragic love, brainwashing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.4
 348K
Cloud Atlas (2012)
Genre: Action, 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, atmospheric, psychological, surreal, enigmatic ...
Plot: destiny, life philosophy, reincarnation, human nature, dystopic future, life & death, distopia, karma, death, multiple storylines, love and romance, supernatural ...
Time: future, 1930s, 19th century, 20th century, 21st century ...
Place: seoul, san francisco, hawaii, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 5.9
 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: psychological, touching, humorous, melancholic, intense ...
Audience: date night
Plot: threesome, infidelity, friendship, college, love triangle, buddies, love and romance, haunted by the past, couple relations, sex, passion, break up ...
Time: contemporary, year 1993, 90s, 20th century, 2000s ...
Place: new york, london, usa, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, sincere, humorous, touching, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: lovers reunited, wedding, bridesmaid, romance, infidelity, love and romance, couple relations, unfulfilled love, couples, hopes, introspection, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.8
 186K
The Vow (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
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, romantic, touching, emotional, serious ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: romance, love and romance, true love, power of love, memory loss, couple relations, relationships, wooing, marriage, amnesia, coma, newlyweds ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.2
 206K
Closer (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A witty, romantic, and very dangerous love story about chance meetings, instant attractions, and casual betrayals. Two couples disintegrate when they begin destructive adulterous affairs with each other.
Style: sexy, intellectual, melancholic, psychological, cynical ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: adultery, love triangle, infidelity, love affair, photographer, marriage, obsession, depression, sexual attraction, secret love, complex characters, divorce ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, europe, england, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 226K
The Lobster (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Ireland, UK, Greece, France, Netherlands, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In a dystopian near future, single people, according to the laws of The City, are taken to The Hotel, where they are obliged to find a romantic partner in forty-five days or are transformed into beasts and sent off into The Woods.
Style: surreal, ironic, clever, artsy, absurd ...
Plot: absurdism, distopia, hotel, love, society, manhunt, suicide attempt, punishment, blindness, hunting, life, friendship ...
Time: 2010s, near future, future
Place: greece, hellas
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 7.1
 109K
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, tricky, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, psychology, mental institution, time loop, supernatural ability, memory loss, disorder, supernatural, murder, haunted by the past, mentally unstable, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, 20th century, contemporary, 2000s ...
Place: vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
My Blueberry Nights (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China, France, USA, Hong Kong
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, atmospheric, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: loneliness, romance, couple relations, love and romance, self discovery, hopes, waitress, diner, bar, introspection, cross country, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, memphis, new york, las vegas, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 8K
The Future (2011)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: France, Germany, USA, UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When a couple decides to adopt a stray cat their perspective on life changes radically, literally altering the course of time and space and testing their faith in each other and themselves.
Style: surreal, sentimental, emotional, meditative, mind bending ...
Plot: infidelity, destiny, pets, follow your dream, life turned upside down, human nature, couples, road not taken, hopes, dishonesty, disorder, nursing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: los angeles, california, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 65K
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, nightmare, love triangle, paranoia, doctor, jealousy, memory loss, dreams, mystery, love and romance, delusion ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: spain, madrid, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%