Movies like Inland Empire

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Inland Empire
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, enigmatic, non-linear, art house, offbeat, realistic, cerebral ...
Plot: identity, murder, surrealism, insanity, storytelling, alternate reality, mystery, hotel, danger, actor's life, gory, existentialism, dreams, woman in danger, visceral, art, pornography, infidelity, artists and showbiz, hollywood, obsession, life philosophy, creativity, maze, circus ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, poland, europe, usa, los angeles, southern california
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Blue Velvet
Drama, Mystery, Thriller
USA
120 min.
 7.8
3 Women
Drama, Mystery, Thriller
USA
124 min.
 7.9
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out stylized, atmospheric, cerebral and psychological films with plots about storytelling, pornography, dialogue, loneliness, obsession, psychology and existentialism mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like Inland Empire: Mulholland Drive (2001), Lost Highway (1997), Blue Velvet (1986), Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992), Spider (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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.
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Blue Velvet
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, enigmatic, art house, dark, post modern ...
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Country: USA, France
Duration: 135 min.
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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.
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Duration: 124 min.
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 6.9
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Stay
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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, surreal, stylized, surprise ending, serious ...
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System:   38%
    User:   37%
 
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Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
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    User:   39%
 
 7.3
 64K
Cach?
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Country: France, Austria, Germany, Italy
Duration: 117 min.
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Style: psychological, atmospheric, stylized, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: mystery, surveillance, dysfunctional family, french, guilt, suicide, childhood, paranoia, storytelling, adoption, family in crisis, loneliness ...
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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: surreal, dark humor, psychological, disturbing, bleak ...
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 49K
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My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
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Style: atmospheric, psychological, serious, enigmatic, art house ...
Plot: obsession, surrealism, mental illness, murder, suburbs, insanity, psychopath, crimes, runaway, deadly, storytelling, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 7.4
 262K
Eyes Wide Shut
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
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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, sexy, psychological, disturbing, artsy ...
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Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s
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Style: stylized, erotic, sexual, atmospheric, serious ...
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Kafka
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Kafka, an insurance worker gets embroiled in an underground group after a co-worker is murdered. The underground group is responsible for bombings all over town, attempting to thwart a secret organization that controls the major events in society. ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, stylized, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: murder, conspiracy, paranoia, insanity, surrealism, death, investigation, palaces castles and temples, existentialism, storytelling, imagination, expressionism ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 18th century, year 1919
Place: central europe, prague, prague czech republic, prague czechoslovakia
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White Bird in a Blizzard
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Kat Connors is 17 years old when her perfect homemaker mother, Eve, disappears. Having lived for so long in an emotionally repressed household, she barely registers her mother's absence and certainly doesn't blame her doormat of a father, ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, semi serious, atmospheric, surreal ...
Plot: coming of age, mystery, missing person, dysfunctional family, sex, psychiatrist, drugs/alcohol, investigation, coming-of-age, pornography, suburbs, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, contemporary, 21st century, year 1991
Place: usa
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System:   30%
    User:   35%
 
Last Year at Marienbad
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Takes place in a chateau, an ambiguous story of a man and a woman who may or may not have met last year at Marienbad.
Style: atmospheric, surreal, stylized, psychological, enigmatic ...
Plot: hotel, obsession, surrealism, memory, mystery, imagination, destiny, existentialism, dreams, loneliness, haunted by the past, new wave ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
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System:   30%
    User:   32%
 
 7.1
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Bad Timing
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: sexual, erotic, psychological, atmospheric, disturbing ...
Plot: obsession, voyeurism, psychology, overdose, hotel, art, drinking, male nudity, death, sex, divorce, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: austria, europe, vienna, california, paris france ...
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System:   30%
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 7.0
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Gozu
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Minami mistakenly kills a gangster associate of his named Brother. Almost as soon as the murder takes place, the body of the deceased man is gone, prompting Minami to conduct a search. While looking, he finds a mysterious isolated hotel where he ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, dark humor, serious, offbeat ...
Plot: obsession, hotel, gangsters, surrealism, brutality, paranoia, insanity, death, male nudity, restaurant, visceral, gory ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   30%
    User:   30%
 
Eye of the Beholder
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK, Australia
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A reclusive surveillance expert is hired to spy on a mysterious blackmailer, who just may be a serial killer.
Style: surreal, psychological, serious, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, obsession, voyeurism, secret service, mystery, murder, surveillance, insanity, violence, investigation, pornography, twists & turns ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, chicago illinois, alaska
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System:   29%
    User:   29%
 
 7.3
 34K
Dead Ringers
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, psychological, bleak, stylized ...
Plot: obsession, twins, addiction, drug addiction, insanity, drugs, loneliness, losing-it hero, strong sexual content, hotel, drinking, psychology ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 1950s, year 1954
Place: canada, medical school, toronto ontario canada
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System:   29%
    User:   27%
 
The Moustache
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: One day, on a whim, Marc decides to shave off the moustache he's worn all of his adult life. He waits patiently for his wife's reaction, but neither she nor his friends seem to notice. Stranger still, when he finally tells them, they all ...
Style: psychological, surreal, atmospheric, dark humor, serious ...
Plot: hotel, insanity, couple relations, french, existentialism, dreams, psychology, pornography, violent, mystery, relationships, mental illness ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   28%
    User:   31%
 
 5.8
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Lost River
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A single mother is swept into a dark underworld, while her teenage son discovers a road that leads him to a secret underwater town.
Style: atmospheric, serious, surreal, art house, suspenseful ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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System:   28%
    User:   26%
 

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Death and the Maiden
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
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The Confessional
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
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Story: The year is 1952, in Quebec City. Rachel (16), unmarried and pregnant, works in the church. Filled with shame, she unburdens her guilt to a young priest, under the confidentiality of the confessional. In the present year of 1989, Pierre Lamontagne ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, serious, captivating, enigmatic ...
Plot: mystery, haunted by the past, male nudity, secrets, brutality, family relations, storytelling, clergy, adoption, brothers, classic car, dysfunctional family ...
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