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Inland Empire (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Poland, USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: An actress's perception of reality becomes increasingly distorted as she finds herself falling for her co-star in a remake of an unfinished Polish production that was supposedly cursed.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, surreal, serious, offbeat, realistic, mind bending, tense, suspenseful, avant garde ...
Plot: identity, murder, circus, danger, infidelity, filmmaking, seance, makeup artist, debt, dancer, actress, mystery, actor's life, gory, violent husband, movie business, spectacle, wife, parallel world, movie star, married couple, woman in danger, artists and showbiz, hollywood, losing-it hero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: poland, california, europe, usa, los angeles, southern california

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out psychological, serious, atmospheric and enigmatic films with plots about storytelling, obsession, murder, pornography, mystery, secrets and insanity mostly in Thriller, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like Inland Empire: Mulholland Drive (2001), Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992), Lost Highway (1997), Blue Velvet (1986), Spider (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: mind bending, psychological, twists and turns, atmospheric, surreal ...
Plot: strong sexual content, lesbian, amnesia, uncover truth, mystery, hallucination, postmodernism, surrealism, obsession, mysterious character, hollywood, showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 135 min.
Story: In the questionable town of Deer Meadow, Washington, FBI Agent Desmond inexplicably disappears while hunting for the man who murdered a teen girl. The killer is never apprehended, and, after experiencing dark visions and supernatural encounters, ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, disturbing, serious, mind bending ...
Plot: investigation, small town, murder, diary, haunted by the past, small town life, angel, seduction, mind game, sexual abuse, danger, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1989
Place: washington state, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.6
 114K
Lost Highway (1997)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A tormented jazz musician finds himself lost in an enigmatic story involving murder, surveillance, gangsters, doppelgangers, and an impossible transformation inside a prison cell.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, sexual, psychological, gothic ...
Plot: insanity, jealousy, pornography, murder, neo noir, transformation, impotence, prison, jazz musician, mystery, dangerous attraction, paranoia ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.8
 156K
Blue Velvet (1986)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The discovery of a severed human ear found in a field leads a young man on an investigation related to a beautiful, mysterious nightclub singer and a group of criminals who have kidnapped her child.
Style: surreal, post modern, enigmatic, art house, dark ...
Plot: small town, mystery, amateur detective, postmodernism, neo noir, investigation, surrealism, sexuality, sexual perversion, innocence lost, woman in danger, masochism ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 6.8
 33K
Spider (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A mentally disturbed man takes residence in a halfway house. His mind gradually slips back into the realm created by his illness, where he replays a key part of his childhood.
Style: atmospheric, surreal, psychological, bleak, serious ...
Plot: haunted by the past, mental illness, murder, past, betrayal, infidelity, delusion, mentally unstable, mystery, parents and children, childhood trauma, psychopath ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, london, africa, britain, east end london
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Day of the Locust (1975)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: An art director in the 1930s falls in love and attempts to make a young woman an actress despite Hollywood who wants nothing to do with her because of her problems with an estranged man and her alcoholic father.
Style: surreal, cynical, stylized, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: hollywood, vandalism, accountant, parents and children, showbiz, impotence, movie star, career woman, artists and showbiz, couples, fall in love, actor's life ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.2
 72K
Wild at Heart (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Young lovers Sailor and Lula run from the variety of weirdos that Lula's mom has hired to kill Sailor.
Style: atmospheric, surreal, stylized, sexual, semi serious ...
Plot: sexual perversion, violence, witch, murder, on the road, sex addict, bank robbery, betrayal, hitman, escape, hotel room, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: texas, new orleans, california, usa, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.6
 164K
Secret Window (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Mort Rainey, a writer just emerging from a painful divorce with his ex-wife, is stalked at his remote lake house by a psychotic stranger and would-be scribe who claims Rainey swiped his best story idea. But as Rainey endeavors to prove his ...
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, scary, twists and turns ...
Plot: split personality, mentally unstable, losing-it hero, murder, divorce, isolation, insanity, arson, stalking, nervous breakdown, paranoia, disturbed individual ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mississippi, usa, tennessee, new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Movie in collections
 6.8
 14K
Borgman (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Borgman is the central character of this dark, malevolent fable. Is he a dream or a demon, a twisted allegory or an all-too-real embodiment of our fears? Borgman is a sinister arrival in the sealed-off streets of modern suburbia. His presence ...
Style: psychological, serious, surreal, dark humor, disturbing ...
Plot: mysterious character, dishonesty, family relations, bedtime story, dog, nightmare, poisoning, hidden identity, suburbs, mystery, domestic disturbance, manipulations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: holland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.2
 4K
Dream Lover (1993)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Ray is young, charming, successful and the owner of a prosperous architect company. However, he has recently gone trough a very painful divorce. His friends try to cheer him up by showing him the positive sides of being single but for Ray marriage ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, atmospheric, sexual ...
Plot: mystery, betrayal, architect, marriage, divorce, paranoia, adultery, infidelity, murder, femme fatale, crumbling marriage, sex ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
The Black Dahlia (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA, France
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Lee Blanchard and Bucky Bleichert are former boxers-turned-cops in 1940s Los Angeles and, when an aspiring young actress turns up dead, Blanchard and Bleichert must grapple with corruption, narcissism, stag films and family madness as they pursue ...
Style: gloomy, clever, serious, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: police investigation, obsession, murder, pornography, danger, dangerous attraction, neo noir, love triangle, crime, femme fatale, mystery, strangulation ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1946, year 1947, 1940s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.9
 133K
Enemy (2013)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, Spain, France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A mild-mannered college professor discovers a look-alike actor and delves into the other man's private affairs.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, psychological, bleak, tense ...
Plot: lookalikes, surrealism, infidelity, mental illness, doppelganger, nightmare, delusion, professor, symbolism, mystery, obsession, strong sexual content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 5.9
 34K
After.Life (2009)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Following a terrible car crash, a woman (Christina Ricci) awakes to find an enigmatic mortician (Liam Neeson) preparing her for burial.
Style: mind bending, psychological, bleak, suspenseful, offbeat ...
Plot: afterlife, mysterious character, dealing with death, danger, couple relations, supernatural, mystery, talking to the dead, death, life & death, mentor, psychology ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.9
 68K
Stay (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Psychiatrist Sam Foster has a new patient, Henry Letham, who claims to be suicidal. In trying to diagnose him, Sam visits Henry's prior therapist and also finds Henry's mother -- even though Henry has said that he murdered both of his ...
Style: psychological, gloomy, surreal, stylized, twists and turns ...
Plot: psychiatrist, suicide, doctors and patients, suicide attempt, mentally unstable, student, patient, obsession, unfulfillment, power relations, obsessive quest, race against time ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
The Weight of Water (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A newspaper photographer, Jean, researches the lurid and sensational axe murder of two women in 1873 as an editorial tie-in with a brutal modern double murder. She discovers a cache of papers that appear to give an account of the murders by an ...
Style: suspense, sexy, gloomy, serious, psychological ...
Plot: incest, investigation, murder, infidelity, island, mystery, axe, hanging, couple relations, dangerous attraction, sexual relations, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 19th century, 1870s, 2000s
Place: new hampshire, europe, norway, usa, new england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 5.9
 4K
Demonlover (2002)
Genre: Thriller, Drama, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Two corporations compete for illicit 3D manga pornography, sending spies to infiltrate each other's operations.
Style: suspense, stylized, erotic, sexual, serious ...
Plot: office, espionage, murder, pornography, mind game, uninhibited rivalry, hentai, danger, deadly, dishonesty, rivalry, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.7
 33K
The Tenant (1976)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A quiet and inconspicuous man (Trelkovsky) rents an apartment in France where the previous tenant committed suicide, and begins to suspect his landlord and neighbors are trying to subtly change him into the last tenant so that he too will kill ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, surreal, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: suicide, obsession, ghost, identity, mystery, mental illness, mentally unstable, supernatural, lodger, neighbor, psychopath, split personality ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.3
 64K
Cach? (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Austria, Germany, Italy
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A married couple is terrorized by a series of videotapes planted on their front porch.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, stylized, intellectual, disturbing ...
Plot: family in crisis, surveillance, haunted by the past, conscience, puberty, lie, algerian, mystery, suicide, nightmare, dysfunctional family, confidence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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 7.4
 262K
Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 159 min.
Story: After Dr. Bill Hartford's wife, Alice, admits to having sexual fantasies about a man she met, Bill becomes obsessed with having a sexual encounter. He discovers an underground sexual group and attends one of their meetings -- and quickly ...
Style: sexual, psychological, atmospheric, sexy, surreal ...
Plot: sexual relations, human nature, sexuality, sexual obsession, orgy, marriage, free love, disguise, dangerous attraction, sexual exploration, couple relations, voyeurism ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, medical school
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.3
 34K
Dead Ringers (1988)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Elliot, a successful gynecologist, works at the same practice as his identical twin, Beverly. Elliot is attracted to many of his patients and has affairs with them. When he inevitably loses interest, he will give the woman over to Beverly, the ...
Style: atmospheric, disturbing, bleak, psychological, serious ...
Plot: twins, obsession, love triangle, losing-it hero, clinic, addiction, siblings relations, heroes, family relations, life is a bitch, doctors and patients, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, year 1954, 1960s, 1950s
Place: canada, medical school, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.2
 246K
Insomnia (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Two Los Angeles homicide detectives are dispatched to a northern town where the sun doesn't set to investigate the methodical murder of a local teen.
Style: atmospheric, bleak, tense, suspenseful, gloomy ...
Plot: insomnia, fbi, murder, police investigation, guilt, blackmail, police corruption, law enforcement, small town, neo noir, investigator, hotel ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: alaska, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
The Million Dollar Hotel (2000)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, UK, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: The Million Dollar Hotel starts with a jump from a roof top that clears up a death in a hotel that was burning to the ground where a lot of strange people had been living.
Style: atmospheric, serious, stylized, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: hotel, murder, prostitute, misfit, insanity, hollywood, mystery, crimes, confidence, junkie, fbi, book ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.7
 5K
Lemming (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 129 min.
Story: After the death of his boss's wife, a young engineer faces the sudden psychological metamorphosis of his own wife, seemingly possessed by the soul of the deceased...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic, atmospheric
Plot: murder, infidelity, suicide, extramarital affair, suburbs, love affair, prostitute, confidence, housewife, wife husband relationship, couple relations, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: contemporary
Place: southern france
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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Mulholland Dr. (1999)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Initially, "Mulholland Dr." was to mark David Lynch's return to television. It is a retooling of a script originally shot as a 94-minute pilot for a TV series (co-written with TV screenwriter Joyce Eliason) for the channel ABC, which ...
Plot: actress, investigation, audition, pilot, cowboy, amnesia, hollywood, manipulation
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
A Tale of Two Sisters (2003)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A recently released patient from a mental institution returns home with her sister, only to face disturbing events between her stepmother and the ghosts haunting their house- all of which are connected to a dark past in the family's history.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, mind bending, tense, scary ...
Plot: mental illness, mentally unstable, haunted house, danger, family relations, losing-it hero, dysfunctional family, tragedy, amnesia, guilt, ghost, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.7
 14K
The Dead Girl (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The clues to a young woman's death come together as the lives of seemingly unrelated people begin to intersect.
Style: psychological, bleak, serious, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: murder, newspaper, investigation, missing person, vandalism, uncover truth, sexual abuse, dishonesty, family relations, couples, life is a bitch, fire ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Alexandra's Project (2003)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Steve is a man who has it all, a successful career, wonderful children, beautiful home and a loving wife. However, returning to his home after work on his birthday, he finds his house deserted and darkened with almost all the lightbulbs missing, all ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, disturbing, psychological, tense ...
Plot: vengeance, revenge, infidelity, birthday, crumbling marriage, murder, mind game, suburbs, husband, wife, married couple, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 7.0
 6K
Rabbits (2002)
Genre: Short, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: A story of a group of humanoid rabbits and their depressive, daily life. The plot includes Suzie ironing, Jane sitting on a couch, Jack walking in and out of the apartment, and the occasional solo singing number by Suzie or Jane. At one point the ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, serious, talky, dark humor ...
Plot: isolation, intrigue, confined, mystery, dull life, danger, unfulfillment, chaos, confinement indoors, surrealism, rabbit
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 7.6
 49K
Blow-Up (1966)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Italy, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A successful mod photographer in London whose world is bounded by fashion, pop music, marijuana, and easy sex, feels his life is boring and despairing. But in the course of a single day he accidentally captures on film the commission of a murder. ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, stylized, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: photographer, tennis, amateur detective, murder, singleness, corpse, photo shoot, fashion model, darkroom, mystery, fashion, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: london, england, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
A Good Marriage (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After 25 years of a good marriage, what will Darcy do once she discovers her husband's sinister secret?
Style: psychological, serious, tense, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: uncover truth, family problems, mind game, danger, life turned upside down, crumbling marriage, couple relations, crimes, couples, husband wife relationship, female protagonist, dark secret ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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