Movies like The Illusionist

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The Illusionist (2006)
 7.6
 348K
The Illusionist (2006)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, History, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Czech Republic
Duration: 110 min.
Story: With his eye on a lovely aristocrat, a gifted illusionist named Eisenheim uses his powers to win her away from her betrothed, a crowned prince. But Eisenheim's scheme creates tumult within the monarchy and ignites the suspicion of a dogged inspector.
Style: enigmatic, psychological, captivating, surprise ending, atmospheric, twists and turns, stylized, tricky, cerebral, offbeat ...
Plot: love triangle, forbidden love, investigation, wizards and magicians, death, magic, period piece, magical, supernatural ability, murder, childhood sweetheart, crown prince, police investigation, secrets, rivals, rivalry, secret, fame, duchess, obsession, love, supernatural, suicide, doctor, interrogation ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1870s, 1880s, 1890s
Place: london, austria, england, europe, vienna

Most similar movies to The Illusionist

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspense, intense and twists and turns films with plots about storytelling, secrets, dialogue, mentor, twists & turns, mystery and death mostly in Drama, Mystery and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Illusionist: The Prestige (2006), The Phantom of the Opera (2004), The Sixth Sense (1999), The Game (1997), Now You See Me (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Prestige (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A mysterious story of two magicians whose intense rivalry leads them on a life-long battle for supremacy -- full of obsession, deceit and jealousy with dangerous and deadly consequences.
Style: surprise ending, twists and turns, captivating, psychological, clever ...
Plot: obsession, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, illusion, deception, secret, magical, magic, diary, stage magic, teleportation, mystery ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 20th century, victorian era, 1900s ...
Place: london, england, europe, colorado
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The Phantom of the Opera (2004)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Deformed since birth, a bitter man known only as the Phantom lives in the sewers underneath the Paris Opera House. He falls in love with the obscure chorus singer Christine, and privately tutors her while terrorizing the rest of the opera house and ...
Style: gothic, captivating, serious, gloomy, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: obsession, opera, love and romance, disfigurement, fall in love, singer, musician's life, dangerous attraction, prodigy, disguise, tragic hero, destructive relationship ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1910s, victorian era, 1870s ...
Place: paris france, france, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
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The Sixth Sense (1999)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A psychological thriller about an eight year old boy named Cole Sear who believes he can see into the world of the dead. A child psychologist named Malcolm Crowe comes to Cole to help him deal with his problem, learning that he really can see ghosts ...
Style: psychological, surprise ending, twist ending, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: supernatural, ghost, mystery, psychology, afterlife, death, supernatural ability, psychic power, psychic, psychiatrist, life & death, psychologist ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 332K
The Game (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In honor of his birthday, San Francisco banker Nicholas Van Orton, a financial genius and a coldhearted loner, receives an unusual present from his younger brother, Conrad -- a gift certificate to play a unique kind of game. In nearly a nanosecond, ...
Style: surprise ending, psychological, twists and turns, suspenseful, twist ending ...
Plot: mystery, mind game, uncover truth, life turned upside down, disorder, manipulation, businessman, psychology, game, surveillance, scheme, life philosophy ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.3
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Now You See Me (2013)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: An FBI agent and an Interpol detective track a team of illusionists who pull off bank heists during their performances and reward their audiences with the money.
Style: surprise ending, entertaining, clever, breathtaking, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, cons and scams, mind game, perfect crime, scheme, teamwork, fbi, manipulations, illusionist, outsmarting, deception, mastermind ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: las vegas, new orleans, new york, paris france, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 1.1M
Shutter Island (2010)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: World War II soldier-turned-U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels investigates the disappearance of a patient from a hospital for the criminally insane, but his efforts are compromised by his troubling visions and also by a mysterious doctor.
Style: psychological, twists and turns, surprise ending, twist ending, suspenseful ...
Plot: mental institution, mystery, insanity, paranoia, plot twist, investigation, mental illness, losing-it hero, uncover truth, delusion, confined, deception ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1945, year 1952 ...
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
All Good Things (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Newly-discovered facts, court records and speculation are used to elaborate the true love story and murder mystery of the most notorious unsolved murder case in New York history.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, enigmatic, disturbing ...
Plot: disappearance, mystery, murder, mentally unstable, missing person, dysfunctional marriage, investigation, crimes, high society, domestic violence, overbearing parent, love affair ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 2000, year 1971, 2000s ...
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 36K
Dragonfly (2002)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A grieving doctor is being contacted by his late wife through his patients near death experiences.
Style: surprise ending, twists and turns, suspenseful, psychological, scary ...
Plot: afterlife, hospital, supernatural, supernatural ability, doctor, mystery, romance, supernatural romance, dealing with death, lovers apart, death, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, venezuela, colombia, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.8
 103K
The Best Offer (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Virgil Oldman is a world renowned antiques expert and auctioneer. An eccentric genius, he leads a solitary life, going to extreme lengths to keep his distance from the messiness of human relationships. When appointed by the beautiful but emotionally ...
Style: twist ending, captivating, psychological, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: loneliness, forgery, collector, obsession, mysterious character, painting, art theft, art collector, solitude, plot twist, deception, age difference ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 18th century
Place: italy, europe, prague czech republic, vienna, prague
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Constant Gardener (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, Kenya, France, USA, China
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Justin Quayle is a low-level British diplomat who has always gone about his work very quietly, not causing any problems. But after his radical wife Tessa is killed he becomes determined to find out why, thrusting himself into the middle of a very ...
Style: thought provoking, tense, suspenseful, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: aids, corruption, murder, death, investigation, cover up, political corruption, uncover truth, diplomat, fighting the system, obsession, conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: kenya, africa, sudan, london, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
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Possession (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Maud Bailey, a brilliant English academic, is researching the life and work of poet Christabel La Motte. Roland Michell is an American scholar in London to study Randolph Henry Ash, now best-known for a collection of poems dedicated to his wife. ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, serious, clever, stylized ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: romance, investigation, betrayal, forbidden love, opposites attract, fall in love, uncover truth, love affair, life is a bitch, couples, dishonesty, infidelity ...
Time: 18th century, victorian era, 19th century
Place: england, london, europe, yorkshire, english channel
⇓ 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, bleak, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, mental institution, psychology, supernatural ability, memory loss, supernatural, murder, haunted by the past, mentally unstable, time loop, life is a bitch, experiment ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, 20th century, contemporary, 2000s ...
Place: vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
What Lies Beneath (2000)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: When Claire Spencer starts hearing ghostly voices and seeing spooky images, she wonders if an otherworldly spirit is trying to contact her. All the while, her husband tries to reassure her by telling her it's all in her head. But as Claire ...
Style: suspense, surprise ending, suspenseful, scary, twists and turns ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, woman in danger, couple relations, haunted by the past, dishonesty, infidelity, adultery, scientist, murder, spiritualism, missing person ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s
Place: vermont, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 243K
Gone Baby Gone (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When 4 year old Amanda McCready disappears from her home and the police make little headway in solving the case, the girl's aunt, Beatrice McCready hires two private detectives, Patrick Kenzie and Angie Gennaro. The detectives freely admit that ...
Style: twist ending, disturbing, suspenseful, twists and turns, tense ...
Plot: kidnapping, investigation, disappearance, private detective, tragic event, pedophile, life is a bitch, crimes, neo noir, conspiracy, missing child, peril ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Wuthering Heights (1992)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Young orphan Heathcliff is adopted by the wealthy Earnshaw family and moves into their estate, Wuthering Heights. Soon, the new resident falls for his compassionate foster sister, Cathy. The two share a remarkable bond that seems unbreakable until ...
Style: atmospheric, emotional, melancholic, serious, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, tragic love, social differences, destructive relationship, love triangle, revenge, orphan, master and servant, haunted by the past, obsession, betrayal, opposites attract ...
Time: 19th century, georgian era, 18th century, 70s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 189K
Ghost (1990)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Sam Wheat is a banker, Molly Jensen is an artist, and the two are madly in love. However, when Sam is murdered by his friend and corrupt business partner Carl Bruner over a shady business deal, he is left to roam the earth as a powerless spirit. ...
Style: sentimental, romantic, sweet, touching, suspenseful ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: afterlife, love and romance, ghost, psychic, psychic power, love story, romance, supernatural romance, loss of loved one, impossible love, murder, supernatural ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.3
 6K
China Moon (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Detective Kyle Bodine falls for Rachel Munro who is trapped in a violent marriage. After shooting her husband, Kyle relucantly agrees to help hide the body, but Kyle's partner is showing an unusual flair for finding clues.
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: neo noir, murder, investigation, crimes, crime, small town, dishonesty, nudity (full frontal - brief), self defense, frame up, interrogation, twists & turns ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.5
 32K
Hollywoodland (2006)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The complicated life and controversial suicide of George Reeves is investigated by a fictional private detective who finds that there are reasons to suspect that Reeves may not have killed himself after all. The detective also finds that there is a ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, tense, intense, stylized ...
Plot: investigation, private detective, murder, fame, mystery, uncover truth, cover up, starlet, showbiz, actor's life, dishonesty, crimes ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1959
Place: los angeles, california, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Movie in collections
 6.7
 6K
Deceiver (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The gruesome death of a prostitute brings suspicion on one of her clients, James Wayland, a brilliant, self-destructive and epileptic heir to a textile fortune. So detectives Braxton and Kennesaw take Wayland in for questioning, thinking they can ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, surprise ending, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: murder, mind game, police investigation, secret, violence, crimes, prostitute, law enforcement, investigation, deadly, dishonesty, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.5
 49K
Tell No One (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: France, UK
Duration: 131 min.
Story: A man receives a mysterious e-mail appearing to be from his wife, who was murdered years earlier. As he frantically tries to find out whether she's alive, he finds himself being implicated in her death.
Style: suspenseful, captivating, psychological, serious, suspense ...
Plot: frame up, investigation, murder, crimes, corpse, crime, serial killer, haunted by the past, disappearance, deadly, dishonesty, grief ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.5
 236K
The Village (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When a willful young man tries to venture beyond his sequestered Pennsylvania hamlet, his actions set off a chain of chilling incidents that will alter the community forever.
Style: surprise ending, atmospheric, captivating, twists and turns, romantic ...
Plot: forest, plot twist, isolation, village life, utopia, mysterious place, blind character, village, secret, mystery, fear, creature ...
Time: 2000s, 1890s, 19th century, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Ghost Writer (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Germany, UK
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A writer stumbles upon a long-hidden secret when he agrees to help former British Prime Minister Adam Lang complete his memoirs on a remote island after the politician's assistant drowns in a mysterious accident. In director Roman ...
Style: twists and turns, atmospheric, serious, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: betrayal, investigation, cia, suspicion, war crime, uncover truth, secret, political conspiracy, state affairs, writer's life, who to trust, assistant ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, massachusetts, usa, london, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Lady in the Water (2006)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Apartment building superintendent Cleveland Heep rescues what he thinks is a young woman from the pool he maintains. When he discovers that she is actually a character from a bedtime story who is trying to make the journey back to her home, he works ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, melancholic, stylized ...
Plot: save the lady, legends and myths, swimming pool, redemption, friendship, imaginary, imaginary character, getting home, fish out of water, human spirit, religion and supernatural, mythical creature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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 6.0
 13K
Half Light (2006)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Germany, UK, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Rachel Carson, a best-selling crime novelist, is devastated and filled with guilt over the accidental death of her son. Hoping that a change of scenery will help alleviate her suffering, she leaves her home in the city and moves into a vacant ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, enigmatic, suspense ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: ghost, murder, lighthouse, loss of child, supernatural, uncover truth, death in the family, mentally unstable, woman in danger, death of child, female protagonist, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary
Place: scotland, london, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 4.9
 9K
Abandon (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A psychological thriller about a senior at one of America's most prestigious universities. Under enormous pressure to complete her thesis and earn a top job at one of the world's most competitive consulting firms, Katie is still coping ...
Style: twists and turns, psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: college, missing person, student life, police detective, investigation, mystery, uncover truth, obsession, boyfriend, plot twist, paranoia, nightmare ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, athens greece, amsterdam, cambodia
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Beautiful Creatures (2013)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Ethan Wate just wants to get to know Lena Duchannes better, but unbeknownst to him, Lena has strange powers. As Lena's 16th birthday approaches she might decide her fate, to be good or evil. A choice which will impact her relationship forever.
Style: emotional, captivating, light, serious, romantic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: supernatural romance, teenage love, forbidden love, supernatural, witch, youth, love and romance, teenage life, curses spells and rituals, supernatural ability, family secret, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.9
 242K
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: love triangle, disfigurement, 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 ⇓
25%
 8.4
 1.1M
Memento (2000)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Suffering short-term memory loss after a head injury, Leonard Shelby embarks on a grim quest to find the lowlife who murdered his wife in this gritty, complex thriller that packs more knots than a hangman's noose. To carry out his plan, Shelby ...
Style: psychological, surprise ending, twist ending, tense, suspense ...
Plot: memory loss, plot twist, mystery, revenge, uncover truth, twists & turns, neo noir, paranoia, amnesia, vengeance, haunted by the past, murder ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Wings of the Dove (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Kate is secretly betrothed to a struggling journalist, Merton Densher. But she knows her Aunt Maude will never approve of the match, since Kate's deceased mother has lost all her money in a marriage to a degenerate opium addict. When Kate meets ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, stylized, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: love triangle, nudity (full frontal - brief), forbidden love, power relations, couple relations, rich and poor, romance, betrayal, death, dishonesty, society, social differences ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, edwardian era, 19th century, 1920s
Place: england, london, europe, italy, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.1
 176K
Side Effects (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A woman turns to prescription medication as a way of handling her anxiety concerning her husband's upcoming release from prison.
Style: surprise ending, psychological, suspense, serious, captivating ...
Plot: depression, murder, deception, mentally unstable, life turned upside down, doctors and patients, mental institution, mental illness, manipulation, psychiatrist, patient, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2004, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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