Movies like Inland Empire

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Inland Empire (2006)
 6.9
 52K
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: surreal, psychological, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, tense, enigmatic, macabre, disturbing, non-linear ...
Plot: filmmaking, danger, actress, infidelity, seance, debt, murder, makeup artist, nightmare, dangerous attraction, lifestyle, woman in danger, society, jealous spouse, couples, chaos, violent husband, hollywood, dancer, identity, circus, obsession, brutality, hallucination, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland, los angeles, usa, california, europe, southern california

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, psychological, enigmatic and realistic films with plots about obsession, storytelling, weird, nudity (full frontal - brief), mystery, twists & turns and couples mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like Inland Empire: Mulholland Drive (2001), Eyes Wide Shut (1999), Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992), Blue Velvet (1986), 3 Women (1977). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: mystery, lesbian, obsession, strong sexual content, hollywood, hallucination, dreams, lesbianism, lesbian sex, death, cowboy, memory loss ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 289K
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, sexy, surreal, atmospheric ...
Plot: orgy, strong sexual content, explicit sex, erotic thriller, sexuality, sexual relations, prostitute, sexual attraction, sexual obsession, sex, marriage, sexual fantasy ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, seattle washington, seattle ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 134 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, psychological, mind bending, cult film ...
Plot: investigation, small town life, small town, murder, odd, hallucination, supernatural, diary, seduction, haunted by the past, split personality, mental illness ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s, year 1988, year 1989
Place: washington state, philadelphia, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 173K
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: dark, surreal, post modern, cult film, enigmatic ...
Plot: neo noir, surrealism, mystery, small town, sexual perversion, investigation, amateur detective, postmodernism, strong sexual content, woman in danger, hallucination, innocence lost ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.8
 13K
3 Women (1977)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: An awkward young teen working at a spa becomes overly attached to her fellow worker, a lonely outcast. They hang out at a bar owned by a strange pregnant artist and her has-been cowboy husband. Amid emotional crises, the three woman steal and trade ...
Style: surreal, stylized, psychological, atmospheric, offbeat ...
Plot: desert, suicide attempt, painting, coma, womanizer, shooting range, pregnant woman, artist, infidelity, human nature, opposites attract, strong female presence ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 158K
Enemy (2013)
Genre: Drama, 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: twist ending, psychological, bleak, tense, surreal ...
Plot: symbolism, obsession, mental illness, delusion, professor, mystery, paranoia, actor, mysterious character, life turned upside down, disorder, lookalikes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, suspense, biting ...
Plot: hollywood, satire, brat, vandalism, accountant, film within a film, lynch mob, movie business, artists and showbiz, parents and children, celebrity culture, couple relations ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.9
 36K
After.Life (2009)
Genre: Drama, 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, twist ending, bleak, psychological, offbeat ...
Plot: afterlife, mysterious character, life & death, dealing with death, couple relations, danger, supernatural, mystery, talking to the dead, death, mentor, psychology ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Movie in collections
 8.1
 818K
Gone Girl (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent.
Style: psychological, surprise ending, tense, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: mystery, missing person, police investigation, investigation, femme fatale, twists & turns, disappearance, manipulation, missing wife, murder mystery, adultery, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2012, 2000s, 2010s
Place: missouri, usa, new york, manhattan new york city, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Black Dahlia (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, 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: atmospheric, suspenseful, realistic, serious, clever ...
Plot: police investigation, pornography, femme fatale, dangerous attraction, neo noir, obsession, murder, hollywood, love triangle, danger, mystery, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1946, year 1947
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.8
 27K
Body Double (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: After losing an acting role and his girlfriend, Jake Scully finally catches a break: he gets offered a gig house-sitting in the Hollywood Hills. While peering through the beautiful home's telescope one night, he spies a gorgeous blonde dancing ...
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, psychological, serious, suspense ...
Plot: voyeurism, murder, obsession, investigation, stalking, hollywood, mistaken identity, mystery, witness, peeping tom, neighbor, couples ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Weight of Water (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, France
Duration: 114 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: psychological, sexy, tense, suspenseful, tricky ...
Plot: investigation, murder, infidelity, mystery, dangerous attraction, amateur detective, isolation, sexual relations, couples, family problems, incest, island ...
Time: 90s, 19th century, 1870s, 2000s
Place: new hampshire, norway, europe, usa, new england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.6
 177K
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, twist ending, macabre, surprise ending, scary ...
Plot: split personality, psychology, nervous breakdown, insanity, losing-it hero, mentally unstable, murder, isolation, arson, stalking, divorce, paranoia ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river, tennessee, new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: captivating, intellectual, enigmatic, psychological, melancholic ...
Plot: hotel, murder, investigation, private detective, mystery, mentally challenged, deadly, friendship, love, prostitute, misfit, special agents ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 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: suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: adultery, femme fatale, mystery, betrayal, marriage, murder, infidelity, architect, paranoia, dangerous attraction, haunted by the past, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.8
 73K
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, surprise ending, surreal, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Plot: suicide attempt, suicide, psychiatrist, doctors and patients, mentally unstable, unfulfillment, student, patient, guilt, mental institution, obsession, race against time ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 4.8
 2K
Impulse (2008)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Acting on impulse, Claire Dennison (Willa Ford), enjoys a brief fling with a sexy stranger (a dead ringer for her husband), only to realize that the object of her desire is a crazed, manipulative, and tenacious psychopath.
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic ...
Plot: sexual fantasy, infidelity, psychopath, dangerous attraction, femme fatale, danger, love affair, stalking, obsession, woman in danger, dishonesty, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.9
 5K
Demonlover (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Mexico, Japan
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Two corporations compete for illicit 3D manga pornography, sending spies to infiltrate each other's operations.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, mind bending, erotic, intense ...
Plot: espionage, murder, rivalry, mind game, rise and fall, danger, workplace situations, uninhibited rivalry, dishonesty, corporation, office, computers and web ...
Time: contemporary
Place: tokyo, paris france, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Movie in collections
 6.6
 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, disturbing, bleak, suspenseful, depressing ...
Plot: investigation, murder, missing person, uncover truth, newspaper, life is a bitch, family relations, prostitute, forensics, mystery, vandalism, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.3
 71K
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: disturbing, psychological, atmospheric, clever, tense ...
Plot: videotaping, suicide, haunted by the past, surveillance, family in crisis, nightmare, lie, mystery, conscience, dysfunctional family, family secret, childhood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.7
 8K
Obsession (1976)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: New Orleans businessman Michael Courtland’s life is shattered when his wife and daughter are tragically killed in a botched kidnap rescue attempt. Many years later whilst visiting Italy he meets and falls in in love with Sandra Portinari, who ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating, twists and turns ...
Plot: ransom, obsession, kidnapping, crimes, dangerous attraction, couple relations, mistaken identity, chase, disorder, danger, missing person, rescue ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1959, 50s, year 1975 ...
Place: usa, italy, florence, los angeles, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.5
 13K
Jagged Edge (1985)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: San Francisco heiress Page Forrester is brutally murdered in her remote beach house. Her husband Jack is devastated by the crime but soon finds himself accused of her murder. He hires lawyer Teddy Barnes to defend him, despite the fact she ...
Style: twists and turns, tense, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: murder, lawyer, courtroom, mystery, crime, crimes, danger, legal, court, courtroom drama, neo noir, heiress ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.7
 346K
The Machinist (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain, France, UK, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The Machinist is the story of Trevor Reznik, a lathe-operator who is dying of insomnia. In a machine shop, occupational hazards are bad enough under normal circumstances; yet for Trevor the risks are compounded by fatigue. Trevor has lost the ...
Style: psychological, mind bending, bleak, surprise ending, suspenseful ...
Plot: insomnia, losing-it hero, mysterious character, uncover truth, obsession, paranoia, insanity, torment, life is a bitch, hit and run, confession, taunting ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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A Tale of Two Sisters (2003)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 114 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, scary, twists and turns ...
Plot: mental illness, haunted house, guilt, family relations, losing-it hero, danger, delusion, amnesia, tragedy, suicide, mystery, ghost ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, korea, south korea, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, captivating, enigmatic ...
Plot: vengeance, infidelity, family relations, birthday, murder, mind game, family in crisis, family problems, deadly, dishonesty, mental illness, psychological torture ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.3
 304
Blind Terror (2001)
Genre: Thriller, Drama, Mystery
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After marrying a handsome man she barely knows, a woman experiences threatening calls and violent attacks from a mysterious woman who claims to be her new husband's former lover.
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, suspense, mind bending ...
Plot: mystery, dangerous attraction, woman in danger, private detective, infidelity, couples, family problems, dishonesty, danger, deadly, stalking, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.3
 676
Missionary (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A wife and mother starts an affair with a young missionary... with disastrous consequences.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: dangerous attraction, danger, stalking, parents and children, couples, single parent, sex scene, love triangle, infidelity, obsession, profanity, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.0
 8K
Bad Timing (1980)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Alex Linden is a psychiatrist living in Vienna who meets Milena Flaherty though a mutual friend. Though Alex is quite a bit older than Milena, he's attracted to her young, carefree spirit. Despite the fact that Milena is already married, their ...
Style: erotic, sexual, cult film, sexy, psychological ...
Plot: obsession, overdose, nato, inspector, love, extramarital affair, psychiatrist, nudity (full frontal - brief), couples, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: austria, europe, vienna, california, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.8
 62K
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, love triangle, paranoia, disfigurement, jealousy, nightmare, doctor, memory loss, dreams, mystery, love and romance, party ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: spain, madrid, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Comfort of Strangers (1990)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Italy, UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: An Italian diplomat's son follows and seduces English lovers in Venice.
Style: erotic, psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: obsession, seduction, couples, danger, love and romance, couple relations, culture clash, investigation, murder, stranger, swingers, infidelity ...
Time: 80s
Place: venice, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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