Movies like Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
 8.3
 885K
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, psychological, mind bending, surreal, sentimental, clever, romantic, captivating, offbeat, gloomy ...
Audience: date night
Plot: existentialism, surrealism, introspection, love, power of love, love story, love and romance, couple relations, deja vu, couples, brainwashing, memory loss, dreams, borderline personality disorder, disorder, amnesia, mind control, relationship problems, destiny, erased memory, memory, romance, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, crumbling relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york

Most similar movies to Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out visually appealing, enigmatic, melancholic and thought provoking films with plots about life philosophy, storytelling, mentor, weird, life & death, 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), I Origins (2014), Mr. Nobody (2009), Vanilla Sky (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.0
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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, computers and web, love, unlikely couple, impossible love, human nature ...
Time: future, near future, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
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, life philosophy, love and romance, couple relations, love, relationships, unrequited love, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, destiny, unfulfilled love, heartache, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
 7.4
 112K
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: thought provoking, enigmatic, atmospheric, mind bending, emotional ...
Plot: reincarnation, metaphysics, buddhism, atheism, society, inventions and discoveries, elevator, track down, death, memory, science, eye ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012, year 1998, year 2009 ...
Place: india, usa, new york, asia, delhi
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
 7.8
 211K
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: psychological, mind bending, thought provoking, philosophical, surreal ...
Audience: date night
Plot: depression, destiny, utopia, alternate reality, life changing experience, parallel world, surrealism, romance, imaginary, teenage love, philosophy, death ...
Time: future, 21st century, 20th century, year 1975
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
Movie in collections
 6.9
 244K
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, non-linear, suspense ...
Plot: disfigurement, love triangle, hallucination, surrealism, love, virtual reality, nightmare, jealousy, tragic love, disfigured face, obsession, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 22nd century, future
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
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: mind bending, psychological, philosophical, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, twists & turns, life philosophy, psychology, haunted by the past, supernatural ability, child abuse, memory, diary, altering history, suicide ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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, escape from reality, friendship, new job, dreams, romance, introspection, love, dancer, unfulfilled love, imaginary, young man ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france, mexico, latin america, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.2
 225K
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, melancholic, atmospheric, non-linear ...
Plot: immortality, metaphysics, queen, death, reincarnation, tragic love, terminal illness, loneliness, love of one's life, cancer, loss of loved one, tree ...
Time: future, 16th century, 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe, latin america, central america, guatemala
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Movie in collections
 7.2
 94K
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, looking for love, wish come true, therapy, fictional reality, couple relations, writer's life, writing, dog ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 17K
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, parallel world, couple relations, imaginary ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, new york, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.0
 135K
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, emotional, romantic, touching, sweet ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, opposites attract, best friends in love, love, social differences, friendship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, ambition, male female friendship, introspection, couples, follow your dream ...
Time: 90s, 80s, contemporary, 20th century, 21st century ...
Place: london, paris france, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, haunted by the past, alternate reality, mind control, teamwork, redemption, manipulations, subconscious, sleeping, philosophy, perfect crime ...
Time: 2010s, near future
Place: paris france, los angeles, japan, kenya, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.7
 31K
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, tense, atmospheric, surreal, touching ...
Plot: hypnosis, romance, love affair, parasite, drugged, mystery, mind control, mind game, tragic love, memory loss, dishonesty, brainwashing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, loneliness, profanity, romance, fall in love, media coverage, chaos, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, suicide ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: usa, england, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 89K
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: psychological, touching, surreal, clever, serious ...
Plot: parallel world, mysterious planet, redemption, human existence, guilt, tragedy, grief, introspection, loss of family member, life turned upside down, tragic event, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: usa, yale university, connecticut, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 261K
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, melancholic, emotional, intellectual ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: chance meeting, love and romance, encounter, lovers, introspection, coincidence, french, relationships, tourist, existentialism, fall in love, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: austria, vienna, paris france, europe, madrid ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 181K
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, touching, romantic, emotional, serious ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: romance, true love, love and romance, memory loss, amnesia, relationships, marriage, power of love, couple relations, wooing, newlyweds, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.8
 63K
Open Your Eyes (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, 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, atmospheric, suspenseful, captivating, enigmatic ...
Plot: psychiatrist, disfigurement, love triangle, paranoia, doctor, jealousy, nightmare, memory loss, dreams, mystery, love and romance, accident ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: spain, madrid, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, sincere, humorous, touching, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: lovers reunited, wedding, bridesmaid, romance, infidelity, couple relations, unfulfilled love, love and romance, couples, hopes, introspection, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 135K
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, talky, intense ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: couple relations, writers, midlife crisis, hopes, romance, summer vacation, friends, relationship vs career, marriage, vacation, introspection, hotel ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: greece, paris france, chicago illinois, vienna
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
My Blueberry Nights (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China, France, Hong Kong, 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, atmospheric, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: loneliness, waitress, bar, romance, introspection, love and romance, couple relations, self discovery, life is a bitch, hopes, cross country, drifter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, memphis, las vegas, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 84K
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, sentimental, touching, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: terminal illness, tragic love, romance, love story, fall in love, self discovery, workaholic, love, cancer, opposites attract, love and romance, change of heart ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 199K
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, infidelity, love triangle, sexual attraction, photographer, love affair, divorce, marriage, obsession, depression, complex characters, love at first sight ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, europe, england, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, atmospheric, bleak ...
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, 1990s ...
Place: vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, humorous, touching, melancholic, intense ...
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, friendship, college, love triangle, threesome, couple relations, love and romance, buddies, haunted by the past, sex, passion, break up ...
Time: contemporary, 1990s, year 1993, 21st century, 20th century ...
Place: new york, europe, usa, england, london
⇓ 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: psychological, realistic, captivating, serious, mind bending ...
Plot: cheating wife, love affair, romance, couple relations, couples, life turned upside down, losing-it hero, dishonesty, disorder, infidelity, destructive relationship, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, copenhagen denmark, copenhagen, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 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, sentimental, emotional, meditative, mind bending ...
Plot: infidelity, destiny, pets, human nature, follow your dream, life turned upside down, hopes, road not taken, couples, disorder, dishonesty, nursing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Sulphur and White (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 121 min.
Story: David is a successful city trader in London who is relentlessly focused on work. Beneath the confident facade, he is trapped by memories of the past and hostile to anyone who dares to help. Flashbacks reveal a childhood in South Africa at the mercy ...
Style: psychological, sentimental, captivating, melancholic, romantic
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: love, couples, romance, love and romance, up and down relationship, love story, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, relationship problems, destiny, introspection, power of love, couple relations
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.9
 27K
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: emotional, serious, stylized, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: crumbling marriage, romance, love affair, starting over, introspection, homecoming, couple relations, love triangle, love and romance, womanizer, love story, lovers reunited ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, paris france, usa, oklahoma
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.4
 339K
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, enigmatic, surreal ...
Plot: destiny, life philosophy, reincarnation, human nature, death, life & death, dystopic future, love and romance, supernatural, tribe, graphic violence, human existence ...
Time: future, 1930s, 19th century, 20th century, 21st century ...
Place: san francisco, hawaii, seoul, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%