Movies like eXistenZ

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eXistenZ (1999)
 6.8
 96K
eXistenZ (1999)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, France, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A game designer on the run from assassins must play her latest virtual reality creation with a marketing trainee to determine if the game has been damaged.
Style: mind bending, futuristic, surreal, psychological, tense, disturbing, stylized, twists and turns, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: virtual reality, cyberpunk, escape from reality, video game, distopia, cyberspace, technology gone awry, inventions and discoveries, computers and web, danger, future dystopia, alternate reality, parallel world, chase, gas station, mind control, hacker, plot twist, dystopic future, programmer, couple relations, designer, life is a bitch, graphic violence, security guard ...
Time: future, near future

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Most similar movies to eXistenZ

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, visually appealing, futuristic and suspenseful films with plots about technology, dialogue, storytelling, catastrophe, distopia, existentialism and violence mostly in Sci-Fi, Thriller and Action genres. Some movies like eXistenZ: Videodrome (1983), The Matrix (1999), The Thirteenth Floor (1999), Total Recall (1990), Dark City (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.2
 87K
Videodrome (1983)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A sleazy cable-TV programmer begins to see his life and the future of media spin out of control in a very unusual fashion when he acquires a new kind of programming for his station.
Style: surreal, psychedelic, psychological, disturbing, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hallucination, insanity, brainwashing, mind control, paranoia, virtual reality, tv station, investigation, bdsm, deadly, mind game, tv show ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: pittsburgh, usa, toronto ontario canada, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.7
 1.7M
The Matrix (1999)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Set in the 22nd century, The Matrix tells the story of a computer hacker who joins a group of underground insurgents fighting the vast and powerful computers who now rule the earth.
Style: mind bending, thought provoking, philosophical, cerebral, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: artificial intelligence, cyberpunk, hacker, future dystopia, distopia, chosen one, philosophy, existentialism, man versus machine, alternate reality, mentor, virtual reality ...
Time: future, 90s, 1990s, 21st century, 20th century ...
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, atmospheric, twist ending, neo noir ...
Plot: parallel world, virtual reality, cyberspace, computer system, technology gone awry, imaginary, uncover truth, alternate reality, protagonist as suspect, danger, cyberpunk, time travel ...
Time: 90s, future, 1930s, 1990s, 20th century ...
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 313K
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, exciting, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, cyberpunk, mars, space colony, secret agents, secret agent, outer space, memory loss, fictional war, chase, conspiracy, resistance ...
Time: future, 21st century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.6
 193K
Dark City (1998)
Genre: Fantasy, 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: neo noir, mind bending, gothic, psychological, tech noir ...
Plot: investigation, future dystopia, lovecraftian, distopia, evil alien, cyberpunk, memory, alien race, manipulation, memory loss, alternate reality, sleeping ...
Time: future, 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.8
 2.2M
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, life philosophy, teamwork, fictional reality, manipulations, fantasy world, haunted by the past, existentialism ...
Time: 2010s, near future
Place: japan, los angeles, paris france, new york, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.5
 26K
Possessor (2020)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A thriller about an agent who works for a secretive organization that uses brain-implant technology to enable its operatives to inhabit other people's bodies, ultimately driving them to carry out assassinations for high-paying clients.
Style: tech noir, atmospheric, suspense, psychotronic
Plot: assassination attempt, brutality, corporation, machine, distopia, graphic violence, murder, female nudity, male nudity, male objectification, virtual reality, sociopath ...
Time: near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 220K
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, mind bending, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: trap, survival, isolation, maze, trapped, captivity, danger, escape, death, mathematics, survival horror, stranger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.9
 33K
Altered States (1980)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A research scientist (William Hurt) explores the boundaries and frontiers of consciousness. Using sensory deprivation and hallucinogenic mixtures from native American shamans, he explores these altered states of consciousness and finds that memory, ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, scary, psychedelic ...
Plot: experiment gone awry, obsession, science, isolation, genetics, psychologist, transformation, university, genetically altered, danger, mad scientist, insanity ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s, year 1967, 1960s
Place: africa, boston, new york, san francisco, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 171K
Surrogates (2009)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Set in a futuristic world where humans live in isolation and interact through surrogate robots, a cop is forced to leave his home for the first time in years in order to investigate the murders of others' surrogates.
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, bleak, exciting, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, androids and robots, future dystopia, robot, technology gone awry, dystopic future, utopia, clones, murder, investigation, physical appearance, life is a bitch ...
Time: future, 2010s, year 2017
Place: san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 498K
Ex Machina (2014)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Caleb, a 26 year old coder at the world's largest internet company, wins a competition to spend a week at a private mountain retreat belonging to Nathan, the reclusive CEO of the company. But when Caleb arrives at the remote location he finds ...
Style: mind bending, philosophical, twist ending, tense, psychological ...
Plot: artificial intelligence, isolation, technology, robot, existentialism, cyberpunk, cyborgs, androids, human android relationship, manipulation, a.i., man versus machine ...
Time: future, near future, 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 548K
Looper (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, China
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In the futuristic action thriller Looper, time travel will be invented but it will be illegal and only available on the black market. When the mob wants to get rid of someone, they will send their target 30 years into the past where a looper, a ...
Style: futuristic, mind bending, neo noir, thought provoking, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, time loop, time paradox, hitman, changing the past or future, destiny, sent to the past, mafia, tragedy, on the run, self sacrifice, young man ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2040s
Place: usa, shanghai china, kansas, shanghai
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Johnny Mnemonic (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A data courier, literally carrying a data package inside his head, must deliver it before he dies from the burden or is killed by the Yakuza. In a dystopian 2021, Johnny (Keanu Reeves) is a data trafficker who has an implant that allows him to ...
Style: futuristic, stylized, suspenseful, bleak, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, future dystopia, hacker, computers and web, computer cracker, heroic mission, danger, cyberspace, virtual reality, technophobia, society, a.i. ...
Time: future, near future, 2000s, 2020s, 21st century
Place: beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 6K
Nirvana (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Jimi, a computer game designer, finds that his latest product has been infected by a virus which has given consciousness to the main character of the game, Solo. Tormented by the memory of his fled girlfriend Lisa and begged by Solo to end its ...
Style: gloomy, psychological, futuristic, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, cyberspace, chase, hacker, unrequited love, virtual reality, torture, technology gone awry, drugs/alcohol, chaos, chases and races, imaginary ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 147K
Pandorum (2009)
Genre: Action, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Two crew members wake up on an abandoned spacecraft with no idea who they are, how long they've been asleep, or what their mission is. The two soon discover they're actually not alone – and the reality of their situation is more ...
Style: futuristic, scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space travel, outer space, spacecraft, isolation, survival, mutant, space and aliens, danger, mission, memory loss, post apocalypse, fear ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.7
 39K
Cube Zero (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Cube Zero is the third film in the trilogy yet this time instead of a film about people trapped in a deadly cube trying to get out we see it from the eyes of someone who is controlling the cube and the torture of the victims inside. When the nerd ...
Style: scary, clever, futuristic, surreal, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: parallel world, survival, rescue, mathematics, riddles and clues, isolation, mystery, captivity, race against time, danger, deadly, trap ...
Time: future, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Ghost in the Machine (1993)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Karl, a technician in a computer shop, is also the "Address Book Killer," who obtains the names of his victims from stolen address books. Terry and her son Josh come into the store to price software, and a salesman uses Terry's ...
Style: futuristic, scary, suspenseful, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, hospital, technology, murder, virtual reality, computer, single parent, stalking, ghost, psychopath, computer virus, female director ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: cleveland ohio, midwest, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 31K
The Machine (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Already deep into a second Cold War, Britain’s Ministry of Defense seeks a game-changing weapon. Programmer Vincent McCarthy unwittingly provides an answer in The Machine, a super-strong human cyborg. When a programming bug causes the prototype to ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, suspense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: artificial intelligence, androids and robots, a.i., robot, man versus machine, laboratory, fear, technology gone awry, distopia, inventions and discoveries, military, technology ...
Time: future, near future
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.2
 32K
The Final Cut (2004)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Set in a world with memory implants, Robin Williams plays a cutter, someone with the power of final edit over people's recorded histories. His latest assignment is one that puts him in danger.
Style: psychological, thought provoking, twists and turns, intellectual, tense ...
Plot: surveillance, technology, memory, microchip, death, chase, haunted by the past, child abuse, child birth, childbirth, distopia, twists & turns ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Lawnmower Man (1992)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, Japan, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A simple man is turned into a genius through the application of computer science.
Style: futuristic, scary, stylized, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: cyberspace, virtual reality, cyberpunk, technology, experiment gone awry, mentally challenged, vengeance, technology gone awry, inventions and discoveries, a.i., misfit, man versus machine ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, future
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 167K
Event Horizon (1997)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In the year 2047 a group of astronauts are sent to investigate and salvage the long lost starship "Event Horizon". The ship disappeared mysteriously 7 years before on its maiden voyage and with its return comes even more mystery as the ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, futuristic, bleak, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space travel, nightmare, lovecraftian, outer space, space station, hallucination, insanity, space and aliens, supernatural, trapped in space, danger, violence ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2040s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 512K
I, Robot (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In 2035, where robots are common-place and abide by the three laws of robotics, a techno-phobic cop investigates an apparent suicide. Suspecting that a robot may be responsible for the death, his investigation leads him to believe that humanity may ...
Style: futuristic, serious, exciting, twists and turns, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: robot, future dystopia, artificial intelligence, androids and robots, cyborgs, technology gone awry, a.i., man versus machine, hi-tech, danger, androids, cyberpunk ...
Time: future, 2030s, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 594K
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, non-linear, atmospheric, bleak ...
Plot: time travel, alternate reality, paranoia, post apocalypse, insanity, post apocalyptic, time loop, save the world, plague, apocalypse, social misfits, changing the past or future ...
Time: future, 90s, 21st century, 20th century, 1990s ...
Place: philadelphia, baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
 6.8
 306K
The Island (2005)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: In 2019, Lincoln Six-Echo is a resident of a seemingly "Utopian" but contained facility. Like all of the inhabitants of this carefully-controlled environment, Lincoln hopes to be chosen to go to The Island — reportedly the last ...
Style: exciting, futuristic, suspenseful, psychological, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, escape, distopia, technology gone awry, fugitives, cloning, island, freedom, life is a bitch, dystopic future, genetics, on the run ...
Time: future, 21st century, year 2019, 2010s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Tetsuo, the Iron Man (1989)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 67 min.
Story: Tetsuo: The Iron Man is a 1989 Japanese cyberpunk film by cult-film director Shinya Tsukamoto produced by Japan Home Video. This, his third film, is an extremely graphic but also strikingly-filmed fantasy shot in the same low-budget, ...
Style: psychological, experimental, surreal, atmospheric, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: supernatural, apocalypse, hit and run, transformation, gore, superhuman powers, metal, cyberpunk, technology gone awry, memory loss, urban, mind game ...
Time: 80s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 6K
One Point O (2004)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Romania, Iceland
Duration: 95 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, enigmatic, suspenseful, tricky ...
Plot: cyberpunk, paranoia, neighbor, investigation, mind game, life is a bitch, nanotechnology, mind control, robot, programmer, elevator, package ...
Time: contemporary, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 51K
Scanners (1981)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Darryl Revok is the most powerful of all the scanners, and is the head of the underground scanner movement for world domination. Scanners have great psychic power, strong enough to control minds; they can inflict enormous pain/damage on their ...
Style: disturbing, tense, suspenseful, intense, scary ...
Plot: mind control, telekinesis, scientist, world domination, murder, mind reading, supernatural ability, misfit, social misfits, violence, conspiracy, exploitation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.3
 104K
Repo Men (2010)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In the future, medical technology has advanced to the point where people can buy artificial organs to extend their lives. But if they default on payments, an organization known as the Union sends agents to repossess the organs. Remy is one of the ...
Style: futuristic, twists and turns, serious, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: future dystopia, cyberpunk, distopia, dystopic future, transplant, surrealism, black market, rebel, chase, on the run, social decay, fight scenes ...
Time: future, near future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.2
 221K
Transcendence (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, China, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Two leading computer scientists work toward their goal of Technological Singularity, as a radical anti-technology organization fights to prevent them from creating a world where computers can transcend the abilities of the human brain.
Style: thought provoking, suspenseful, tense, exciting, futuristic ...
Plot: technology, artificial intelligence, computers and web, nanotechnology, resurrection, scientist, technology gone awry, chaos, hi-tech, inventions and discoveries, consciousness, utopia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.8
 27K
The Brood (1979)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A man tries to uncover an unconventional psychologist's therapy techniques on his institutionalized wife, while a series of brutal attacks committed by a brood of mutant children coincides with the husband's investigation.
Style: psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, scary, cult film ...
Plot: body horror, mutant, experiment gone awry, transformation, danger, murder, genetically altered, strangulation, attic, surrealism, doctors and patients, dwarf ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: toronto ontario canada, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%