Movies like Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
 8.3
 787K
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, mind bending, clever, offbeat, melancholic, surreal, sentimental, non-linear, gloomy ...
Audience: date night
Plot: introspection, love and romance, couple relations, power of love, mind control, memory loss, couples, love story, love, brainwashing, dreams, romance, disorder, relationship problems, amnesia, surrealism, destiny, up and down relationship, erased memory, memory, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, borderline personality disorder, existentialism, alternate reality ...
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 melancholic, emotional, clever and cerebral films with plots about storytelling, life philosophy, love, mentor, destiny, love story and life & death 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.
 7.9
 188K
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, offbeat, surreal ...
Audience: date night
Plot: destiny, utopia, teenage love, depression, alternate reality, romance, love affair, parallel world, postmodernism, philosophy, childhood, divorce ...
Time: future, 20th century, 21st century, year 1975
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 99K
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, thought provoking, psychological, enigmatic ...
Plot: reincarnation, inventions and discoveries, afterlife, death, religion, memory, science, atheism, loneliness, track down, buddhism, elevator ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2005, year 2009, year 2012 ...
Place: india, usa, new york, asia, delhi
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 439K
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, melancholic, philosophical, offbeat, talky ...
Audience: date night
Plot: loneliness, a.i., artificial intelligence, unlikely couple, impossible love, cyberspace, unlikely relationship, love, existentialism, romance, computers and web, love and romance ...
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, sentimental, humorous, sweet, romantic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teen drama, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, breakup, couple relations, fall in love, couples, unfulfilled love, heartache, love, life philosophy, architect, friendship, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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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, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: escape, magic, nightmare, dream, cloud, jealousy, sex, skyscraper, artist, imagination, love, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, france, europe, latin america, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 7.3
 211K
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, artsy ...
Plot: immortality, loneliness, metaphysics, tragic love, reincarnation, death, cancer, tree, terminal illness, love, couple relations, love of one's life ...
Time: future, 16th century, 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe, latin america, central america, guatemala
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 6.9
 228K
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, surreal, enigmatic, suspense, non-linear ...
Plot: love triangle, mystery, disfigurement, virtual reality, disfigured face, hallucinations, love, mind game, nightmare, redemption, freak accident, tragic love ...
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, loneliness, life is a bitch, fall in love, unfulfillment, chaos, media coverage, life philosophy, dog ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.5
 318K
Cloud Atlas (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Germany, USA, Hong Kong, Singapore
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: atmospheric, psychological, surreal, futuristic, stylized ...
Plot: destiny, human nature, life philosophy, love and romance, reincarnation, death, wisdom of life, human existence, love, karma, multiple storylines, reunion ...
Time: future, 19th century, 20th century, 1930s, 21st century ...
Place: south korea, seoul, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Butterfly Effect (2004)
Genre: 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, suspenseful, suspense, philosophical ...
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, supernatural ability, haunted by the past, diary, twists & turns, family relations, parents and children, life philosophy, child abuse, road not taken, destiny ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: usa, dungeon
⇓ 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, captivating, realistic, psychological ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: loneliness, midlife crisis, age difference, couple relations, culture clash, dull life, actor, hotel, unlikely couple, artists and showbiz, advertising, marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: tokyo, japan, asia, yale university
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.2
 89K
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: clever, talky, semi serious, surreal, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: therapy, dream, novelist, romance, wish come true, dog, writer's life, postmodernism, drugs/alcohol, looking for love, loneliness, imaginary friend ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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: sentimental, semi serious, surreal, humorous, offbeat ...
Audience: date night
Plot: meteor shower, love affair, romance, unlikely couple, couple relations, love and romance, couples, parallel world, imaginary, cemetery, relationships, love story ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.2
 8K
The Future (2011)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Germany, USA, France
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, atmospheric, semi serious, offbeat, emotional ...
Plot: infidelity, couple relations, destiny, suburbs, unfulfillment, couples, disorder, pets, follow your dream, human nature, road not taken, life turned upside down ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: atmospheric, psychological, clever, serious, realistic ...
Plot: love affair, hotel, subway, love, romance, destructive relationship, urban, life turned upside down, dishonesty, love and romance, unfulfillment, losing-it hero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, copenhagen denmark, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.5
 46K
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: futuristic, atmospheric, stylized, serious, psychological ...
Plot: womanizer, train, symbolism, writer's life, haunted by the past, romance, coincidence, old friend, break-up, love of one's life, illegal prostitution, regret ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 60s, 1960s, 2040s ...
Place: hong kong, china, singapore, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.1
 101K
The Jacket (2005)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, 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, tricky, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, supernatural, mental institution, supernatural ability, memory loss, haunted by the past, mentally unstable, experiment, destiny, murder, imaginary, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 1990s ...
Place: vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 6.8
 167K
The Vow (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, France, Australia, UK, Germany, 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, touching, emotional, serious, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: true love, memory loss, love and romance, marriage, romance, amnesia, hopes, couple relations, newlyweds, couples, destiny, wooing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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 7.0
 123K
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: touching, sentimental, romantic, emotional, sweet ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, opposites attract, follow your dream, friendship, social differences, ambition, reunion, best friends in love, love, unfulfilled love, best friend, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, 90s, 20th century, 21st century ...
Place: paris france, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 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, love, introspection, hopes, dysfunctional relationship, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, party, cocaine, drugs/alcohol, romance, twentysomething life, celebration ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.8
 295K
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, romance, love and romance, selflessness, deja vu, nothing goes right, hopes, amnesia, power of love, love, dream ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hawaii, usa, alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 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, semi serious, clever, realistic, gloomy ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, infidelity, college, romance, dishonesty, love and romance, couples, friends, buddies, couple relations, love triangle, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, year 1993
Place: england, europe, usa, london, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.9
 117K
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, clever, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: couple relations, hotel, midlife crisis, hotel room, summer vacation, marriage, greek, dream, airport, romance, panties, french ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: greece, chicago illinois, paris france, vienna
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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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, bleak ...
Plot: under the surface, couple relations, family problems, destiny, adultery, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, abortion, jealousy, death of wife, dysfunctional family, relationships ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, 1940s, year 1955
Place: connecticut, usa, paris france, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.8
 6K
Dedication (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A modern love story in which a misanthropic, emotionally complex author of a hit children's book is forced to team with a beautiful illustrator after his best friend and collaborator passes away. As Henry struggles with letting go of the ghosts ...
Style: cynical, dark humor, semi serious, talky, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, abortion, dedication, loss of friend, christmas, gay slur, financial problem, rock, opposites attract, love and romance, fall in love, writer's life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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, crumbling marriage, introspection, love of one's life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Falling in Love Again (1980)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Harry and Sue Lewis met in the 40s as teenagers living in the Bronx. He was an aspiring architect, she was the most beautiful girl in school, and both had a fondness for bran muffins. They fell in love, got married, moved to Los Angeles, and had two ...
Style: psychological, serious, sentimental, realistic, touching ...
Plot: reunion, love, memory, high school reunion, midlife crisis, romance, introspection, couple relations, infidelity, road not taken, teenage life, love and romance ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.8
 58K
Open Your Eyes (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Spain, France, Italy
Duration: 117 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, surreal, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: psychiatrist, love triangle, paranoia, virtual reality, mystery, disfigurement, suicide, jealousy, birthday, nightmare, doctor, memory loss ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: madrid, spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Autumn in New York (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Autumn in New York follows the sexual exploits of Will Keane - New York restaurateur, infamous verging-on-50 playboy, master of the no-commitment seduction - until he runs into an unexpected dead end when he meets Charlotte Fielding. Charlotte is ...
Style: sentimental, touching, romantic, sexy, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: couple relations, true love, terminal illness, unlikely couple, opposites attract, romance, love, fall in love, love and romance, love affair, womanizer, love of one's life ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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: clever, talky, witty, stylized, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: wedding, bridesmaid, romance, hotel, folk, introspection, infidelity, couple relations, wedding reception, lovers reunited, love and romance, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%