Movies like The Illusionist

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The Illusionist (2006)
 7.6
 371K
The Illusionist (2006)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, 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: surprise ending, captivating, enigmatic, atmospheric, twist ending, psychological, twists and turns, tricky, suspense, mind bending ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: magic, forbidden love, wizards and magicians, love triangle, secrets, investigation, death, magical, murder, police investigation, rivals, fame, secret, beautiful scenery, duchess, magic trick, illusionist, love, romance, mystery, dishonesty, supernatural, rivalry, supernatural ability, revenge ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 1890s, edwardian era, 1870s, 1880s, victorian
Place: vienna, austria, london, england, europe

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Most similar movies to The Illusionist

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, intense, twists and turns and interesting films with plots about storytelling, police investigation, murder, mystery, mentor, secrets and dialogue mostly in Thriller, Mystery and Drama genres. Some movies like The Illusionist: The Prestige (2006), Shutter Island (2010), Now You See Me (2013), The Sixth Sense (1999), The Game (1997). 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: twists and turns, surprise ending, twist ending, psychological, clever ...
Plot: obsession, rivalry, magic, uninhibited rivalry, illusion, secrets, deception, magic trick, magical, illusionist, secret, mystery ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 20th century, 1890s
Place: london, colorado, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 8.2
 1.3M
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, suspense ...
Plot: mental illness, investigation, mystery, insanity, psychiatrist, paranoia, mental institution, psychology, losing-it hero, uncover truth, disorder, isolation ...
Time: 50s, year 1954, year 1945, 1940s, 20th century ...
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 650K
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, clever, entertaining, twists and turns, breathtaking ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens, boys' night
Plot: heist, teamwork, perfect crime, scheme, outsmarting, cons and scams, con artists, mind game, fbi, mastermind, illusionist, bank robbery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new orleans, las vegas, paris france, new york, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 8.2
 979K
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, twists and turns, surprise ending, twist ending, suspenseful ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: ghost, supernatural, afterlife, mystery, psychology, psychiatrist, death, life & death, supernatural ability, psychic power, psychic, boy ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.7
 388K
The Game (1997)
Genre: 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: psychological, twists and turns, surprise ending, twist ending, suspenseful ...
Plot: mystery, manipulation, mind game, game, uncover truth, life turned upside down, psychology, scheme, disorder, life philosophy, existentialism, surveillance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, california, mexico, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 7.8
 118K
The Best Offer (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
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: twists and turns, twist ending, psychological, enigmatic, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: loneliness, art collector, collector, art, deception, age difference, obsession, mysterious character, art theft, forgery, painting, adult virgin ...
Time: 18th century, contemporary, 21st century
Place: vienna, prague, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.6
 260K
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, twists and turns, suspense, scary ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forest, utopia, isolation, psychology, mysterious place, village life, village, supernatural, mystery, blind character, small town, creature ...
Time: 18th century, 2000s, 19th century, 1890s, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
What Lies Beneath (2000)
Genre: Drama, 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, psychological ...
Plot: ghost, haunted house, infidelity, adultery, supernatural, woman in danger, couple relations, haunted by the past, dishonesty, losing-it hero, supernatural horror, spiritualism ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: vermont, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.1
 39K
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, psychological, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: afterlife, mystery, hospital, supernatural, romance, supernatural ability, supernatural romance, ghost, death, doctor, dealing with death, lovers apart ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, latin america, chicago illinois, venezuela, colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 215K
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: romantic, sentimental, sweet, touching, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: ghost, afterlife, love story, romance, love and romance, supernatural romance, love, psychic, loss of loved one, psychic power, impossible love, death ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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, stylized, captivating, serious, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick, date night
Plot: obsession, opera, disfigurement, fall in love, dangerous attraction, singer, love and romance, musician's life, love triangle, disguise, theater, dancing ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 50s, 1910s, 20th century ...
Place: paris france, france, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 7.1
 113K
The Jacket (2005)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
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, mind bending, tricky ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night
Plot: time travel, mental institution, time loop, psychology, supernatural, memory loss, destiny, supernatural ability, murder, existentialism, disorder, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, 2000s, future, 90s, 20th century ...
Place: vermont
⇓ 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: disturbing, tense, enigmatic, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Plot: mystery, disappearance, murder, crimes, overbearing parent, missing person, dysfunctional marriage, investigation, mentally unstable, murder investigation, divorce, double life ...
Time: 80s, year 2000, future, 20th century, year 1971 ...
Place: new york, new jersey, california, usa, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Hidden Face (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Colombia, Spain
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A Spanish orchestra conductor deals with the mysterious disappearance of his girlfriend.
Style: suspense, psychological, twist ending, suspenseful, enigmatic ...
Plot: infidelity, missing person, disappearance, social isolation, couples, jealousy, missing woman, surveillance, strong sexual content, bunker, captive, secrets ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, colombia, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 13K
Possession (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: UK, USA
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: clever, serious, realistic, sentimental, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: investigation, romance, infidelity, betrayal, opposites attract, forbidden love, fall in love, uncover truth, dishonesty, life is a bitch, love affair, couples ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, victorian era
Place: london, england, europe, france, english channel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 57K
Original Sin (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A young man is plunged into a life of subterfuge, deceit and mistaken identity in pursuit of a femme fatale whose heart is never quite within his grasp
Style: sexy, erotic, romantic, suspense, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night
Plot: sex, obsession, femme fatale, dangerous attraction, passion, passionate sex, couple relations, erotica, desire, seduction, love, love and romance ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 20th century
Place: cuba, argentina, new orleans, latin america, morocco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.5
 7K
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: surprise ending, twists and turns, suspense, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, justice, police investigation, crimes, investigation, guilt, mind game, law enforcement, brutality, prostitute, rivalry, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.5
 55K
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: twists and turns, captivating, suspenseful, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, frame up, investigation, murder, crimes, surveillance, grief, haunted by the past, corpse, disappearance, dishonesty, loss of wife ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, 90s
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Movie in collections
 6.0
 67K
Dream House (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Publisher, Will Atenton quits a lucrative job in New York to relocate his wife, Libby and their daughters to a quaint town in New England. However, as they settle into their home the Atentons discover that a woman and her children were murdered ...
Style: surprise ending, twists and turns, twist ending, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, memory loss, riddles and clues, mystery, murder, insanity, investigation, haunted by the past, mental patient, nervous breakdown, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.9
 264K
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, philosophical, enigmatic, twist ending ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: surrealism, disfigurement, hallucination, love, love triangle, virtual reality, obsession, disfigured face, alternate reality, psychology, lost love, tragic love ...
Time: 22nd century, future, 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.0
 14K
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, atmospheric, suspenseful, scary, enigmatic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: ghost, lighthouse, supernatural, murder, death of child, uncover truth, mentally unstable, death in the family, afterlife, loss of child, woman in danger, female protagonist ...
Time: contemporary
Place: scotland, london, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
The Constant Gardener (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, Kenya, France, USA, Switzerland
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: suspenseful, thought provoking, tense, political, suspense ...
Plot: spy, conspiracy, murder, investigation, corruption, death, idealism, political corruption, cover up, obsession, politics, marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, kenya, germany, sudan, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.3
 7K
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: neo noir, psychological, twists and turns, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), murder, crimes, investigation, sex scene, dishonesty, interrogation, fall in love, romance, small town, police corruption, infidelity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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Stonehearst Asylum (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A Harvard Medical School graduate takes a position at a mental institution and soon becomes obsessed with a female mental patient, but he has no idea of a recent and horrifying staffing change.
Style: twists and turns, twist ending, gothic, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: mental institution, mental illness, insanity, mental patient, psychiatrist, doctors, doctors and patients, happy ending, conspiracy, mad scientist, madhouse, uncover truth ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, year 1900
Place: england, usa, tuscany, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.7
 212K
Primal Fear (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: An arrogant, high-powered attorney takes on the case of a poor altar boy found running away from the scene of the grisly murder of the bishop who has taken him in. The case gets a lot more complex when the accused reveals that there may or may not ...
Style: surprise ending, twist ending, twists and turns, psychological, neo noir ...
Plot: lawyer, mental illness, legal investigation, court, split personality, murder, courtroom drama, corruption, courtroom, psychopath, hotshot lawyer, court case ...
Time: future, 90s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.7
 9K
Dot the I (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, Spain, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Young lovers in London are wrapped up in a love triangle that may not be exactly what it seems. Carmen, a beautiful Spanish woman with a tendency to lose her temper at the drop of a hat, is about to be married to Barnaby, a caring, wealthy, but ...
Style: sexy, stylized, twist ending, tense, twists and turns ...
Audience: date night
Plot: forbidden love, infidelity, love triangle, romance, couple relations, fall in love, manipulation, dangerous attraction, love affair, actor's life, artists and showbiz, sexual relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 8.4
 1.2M
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, twist ending, surprise ending, neo noir, confusing ...
Plot: memory loss, amnesia, mystery, murder, revenge, memory, paranoia, vengeance, uncover truth, haunted by the past, psychology, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
The Ghost Writer (2010)
Genre: Crime, 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, suspense, serious, tricky ...
Plot: writers, political conspiracy, politics, investigation, betrayal, mystery, cia, writer's life, secrets, spy, suspicion, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, london, massachusetts, england, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Snow Falling on Cedars (1999)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A Japanese-American fisherman may have killed his neighbor Carl at sea. In the 1950s, race figures in the trial. So does reporter Ishmael.
Style: emotional, meditative, breathtaking, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: courtroom drama, racism, murder, culture clash, romance, prejudice, justice, murder mystery, forbidden love, fisherman, betrayal, jury ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: washington state, japan, seattle, pearl harbor
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Mulholland Drive (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: After a car wreck on the winding Mulholland Drive renders a woman amnesic, she and a perky Hollywood-hopeful search for clues and answers across Los Angeles in a twisting venture beyond dreams and reality.
Style: psychological, surreal, twists and turns, neo noir, mind bending ...
Plot: lesbian, surrealism, amnesia, mystery, hollywood, hallucination, alternate reality, lesbian sex, obsession, lesbianism, lesbian love, filmmaking ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future, 2000s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%