Movies like The Man Who Fell to Earth

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The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976)
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The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Thomas Jerome Newton is an alien who comes to Earth to get water for his dying planet. He starts a high technology company to get the billions of dollars he needs to build a return spacecraft. A British science-fiction film from director Nicolas Roeg and starring David Bowie.
Style: atmospheric, surreal, stylized, serious, cult film, meditative, futuristic, disturbing, sexual, sexy ...
Plot: space and aliens, supernatural romance, disorder, benign alien, secret identity, fish out of water, mysterious character, nudity (full frontal - brief), alien life-form, satire, humanity, alien invasion, distopia, supernatural, sexual relations, misfit, love and romance, love affair, cult, society, couples, rise to the top, drugs/alcohol, culture clash, undercover ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new mexico

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Most similar movies to The Man Who Fell to Earth

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out thought provoking, atmospheric, weird and serious films with plots about storytelling, loneliness, dialogue, catastrophe, distopia, existentialism and society mostly in Drama, Sci-Fi and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Man Who Fell to Earth: Brazil (1985), K-PAX (2001), Solaris (2002), A Clockwork Orange (1971), Liquid Sky (1982). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Brazil (1985)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Low-level bureaucrat Sam Lowry escapes the monotony of his day-to-day life through a recurring daydream of himself as a virtuous hero saving a beautiful damsel. Investigating a case that led to the wrongful arrest and eventual death of an innocent ...
Style: futuristic, surreal, cult film, thought provoking, stylized ...
Plot: fighting the system, distopia, surveillance, hallucination, dark humor, satire, mistaken identity, chase, alternate reality, paranoia, dystopic future, giant ...
Time: future, year 1984
Place: england, london, europe, britain, brazil
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K-PAX (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Prot is a patient at a mental hospital who claims to be from a far away Planet. His psychiatrist tries to help him, only to begin to doubt his own explanations.
Style: psychological, odd, atmospheric, touching, surprise ending ...
Plot: benign alien, mysterious character, psychiatrist, patient, crazy, planet, research, mystery, mental institution, investigation, hypnosis, alien ...
Time: 21st century, future, contemporary, 80s, 90s ...
Place: usa, new york, new mexico, manhattan new york city, newfoundland ...
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Solaris (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A troubled psychologist is sent to investigate the crew of an isolated research station orbiting a bizarre planet.
Style: futuristic, psychological, contemplative, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: space station, space and aliens, outer space, space travel, mysterious planet, astronaut, afterlife, spacecraft, mystery, hallucination, back from the dead, romance ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Demonic gang-leader Alex goes on the spree of rape, mugging and murder with his pack of "droogs". But he's a boy who also likes Beethoven's Ninth and a bit of "the old in-out, in-out". He later finds himself at the ...
Style: disturbing, controversial, banned film, atmospheric, cult film ...
Plot: rape, insanity, gang, surrealism, brainwashing, psychopath, nihilism, violence, violence spree, brutality, social decay, sadism ...
Time: future, 90s, 70s, near future, 1990s ...
Place: britain, europe, london
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100%
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Liquid Sky (1982)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Invisible aliens in a tiny flying saucer come to Earth looking for heroin. They land on top of a New York apartment inhabited by a drug dealer and her female, androgynous, bisexual nymphomaniac lover, a fashion model. The aliens soon find the human ...
Style: sexual, sexy, psychedelic, semi serious, cynical ...
Plot: fashion, space and aliens, alien, heroin, androgyny, rape, gays and lesbians, addiction, life is a bitch, satire, culture clash, twins ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
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100%
 7.2
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Fahrenheit 451 (1966)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In the future, the government maintains control of public opinion by outlawing literature and maintaining a group of enforcers, known as "firemen", to perform the necessary book burnings. Fireman Montag begins to question the morality of ...
Style: futuristic, atmospheric, tense, thought provoking, stylized ...
Plot: future dystopia, distopia, book, totalitarianism, social decay, fighting the system, resistance, book burning, oppression, introspection, rebelliousness, satire ...
Time: future, near future, 1960s, 60s
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49%
Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: George Orwell's novel of a totalitarian future society in which a man whose daily work is rewriting history tries to rebel by falling in love.
Style: thought provoking, futuristic, disturbing, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: future dystopia, distopia, brainwashing, totalitarianism, fascism, against humanity, society, politics, fall in love, life is a bitch, dishonesty, betrayal ...
Time: future, 80s, 20th century, year 1984, 18th century
Place: england, london, europe, britain, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 8.1
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Solaris (1972)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 167 min.
Story: A psychologist is sent to a space station orbiting a planet called Solaris to investigate the death of a doctor and the mental problems of cosmonauts on the station. He soon discovers that the water on the planet is a type of brain which brings out ...
Style: atmospheric, psychedelic, art house, intellectual, enigmatic ...
Plot: outer space, space station, scientist, space travel, hallucination, space and aliens, russian, investigation, astronaut, dreams, back from the dead, mysterious planet ...
Time: future, 70s, distant future
Place: soviet union, ussr, russia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Naked Lunch (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK, Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After developing an addiction to the substance he uses to kill bugs, an exterminator accidentally murders his wife and becomes involved in a secret government plot being orchestrated by giant bugs in an Islamic port town in Africa.
Style: psychedelic, disturbing, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Plot: hallucination, murder, exterminator, addiction, drug abuse, seduction, crimes, life is a bitch, strong sexual content, delusion, losing-it hero, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: usa, new york, north africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 8.1
 125K
Stalker (1979)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 162 min.
Story: Near a gray and unnamed city is the Zone, a place guarded by barbed wire and soldiers, and where the normal laws of physics are victim to frequent anomalies. A Stalker guides two men into the Zone, specifically to an area in which deep seeded ...
Style: philosophical, bleak, atmospheric, gloomy, art house ...
Plot: stalker, surrealism, scientist, russian, wish come true, post apocalypse, desire, future dystopia, human nature, society, escapades, psychic ...
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 8.1
 12K
Kin-dza-dza! (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 135 min.
Story: The story takes place on the desert planet "Pluke" in the "Kin-dza-dza" galaxy, where two Soviet humans previously unknown to each other ("Uncle Vova", a gruff construction foreman from Moscow, and "The ...
Style: surreal, offbeat, philosophical, humorous, enigmatic ...
Plot: desert, alien, alien encounter, society, satire, distopia, totalitarianism, absurdism, social differences, soviet, outer space, surrealism ...
Time: future
Place: soviet union, ussr, russia, poland
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46%
 6.7
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Querelle (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany, France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Here is the story of a beautiful, proud and tough loner, a sailor named Querelle, whose commanding officer Seblon worships and desires him from afar. Querelle turns on his drugs-smuggling partner and murders him. He then goes to a notorious brothel ...
Style: sexual, sexy, stylized, offbeat, atmospheric ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, murder, betrayal, gay, nudity (full frontal - brief), crimes, love and romance, dishonesty, gang, drug dealing, gangsters, gender ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Creative Control (2015)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Smooth advertising executive David is in a relationship with yoga teacher Juliette. Then his eye is caught by Sophie, the girlfriend of his best friend Wim, a fashion photographer. Things get completely out of hand during a campaign for augmented ...
Style: psychological, stylized, tense, mind bending, semi serious ...
Plot: virtual reality, workplace, obsession, love affair, workplace situations, infidelity, disorder, inventions and discoveries, love and romance, buddies, dysfunctional relationship, unrequited love ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Man Facing Southeast (1986)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Argentina
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A new patient mysteriously appears in a psychiatric ward. He claims to come from another planet to study humans and their behavior. The alien is gentle but criticizes humans for their harsh treatment of each other. The assigned psychiatrist is ...
Style: thought provoking, talky, clever, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: mental institution, psychiatry, insanity, alien contact, hospital, supernatural ability, investigation, mystery, mysterious character, supernatural, society, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Brave New World (1998)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In a futuristic totalitarian society, people have no control of their lives or their destiny.
Style: futuristic, atmospheric, thought provoking, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: genetic engineering, distopia, helicopter, danger, life is a bitch, society, love and romance, social differences, human nature, utopia, government agency, state affairs ...
Time: future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.1
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Perfect Sense (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, Sweden, Denmark, Ireland
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Susan is a scientist searching for answers to important questions. So important that she has given up on other things, like love - until she meets Micheal. Susan and Michael find themselves embarking on a sensual adventure while the world around ...
Style: thought provoking, artsy, melancholic, enigmatic, serious ...
Plot: chef, love affair, human existence, scientist, suffering, chaos, human nature, romance, rage, couples, epidemic, society ...
Place: scotland, glasgow scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 138 min.
Story: After an encounter with UFOs, a line worker feels undeniably drawn to an isolated area in the wilderness where something spectacular is about to happen.
Style: captivating, suspenseful, epic, sentimental, light ...
Plot: ufo, alien, first contact, alien abduction, alien contact, benign alien, a vision, technology, contact, flying saucer, space and aliens, spacecraft ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: wyoming, mongolia, indiana, india, ohio ...
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43%
 6.7
 32K
Upstream Color (2013)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A man and woman are drawn together, entangled in the lifecycle of an ageless organism. Identity becomes an illusion as they struggle to assemble the loose fragments of wrecked lives.
Style: psychological, surreal, mind bending, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: hypnosis, parasite, romance, love affair, drugged, mystery, worm, mind control, dishonesty, mind game, memory loss, tragic love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Under Electric Clouds (2015)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Russia, Ukraine, Poland
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Russia 2017. The world could be on the verge of a great war. People are anxious that things could fall apart. Evolving around an unfinished building, a diverse group of outsiders struggle to find their place in this rapidly changing society, making ...
Style: contemplative, serious, atmospheric, weird, melancholic ...
Plot: society, fish out of water, social relations, misfit, life, multiple storylines, loneliness, disorder, village life, military, life is a bitch, soldier ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, near future
Place: russia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Epsilon (1997)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Australia, Italy
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In this sci-fi adventure a gorgeous alien woman is sent to Earth by mistake from the planet Epsilon. Landing in the Australian outback she meets a surveyor and they cross the continent together. However, she spends the trip haranguing him for the ...
Style: offbeat, stylized, exciting, semi serious, saga
Plot: getting home, hopes, space travel, wilderness, alien encounter, supernatural romance, time travel, desert, future dystopia, fall in love, nudity (full frontal - brief), environmentalism ...
Time: future
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Red Cockroaches (2003)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Cuba
Duration: 82 min.
Story: First of a Trilogy: In a New York ravaged with acid rains, a man in his twenties meets a mysterious, yet familiar young woman who disrupts the banality of his day-to-day existence. Together, they will embark on a surreal journey with a devastating ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, surreal, serious, futuristic ...
Plot: sex with brother, brother sister sex, genetic engineering, cockroach, mysterious character, self discovery, incest, danger, mutant, future dystopia, haunted by the past, life is a bitch ...
Time: future
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Last Man on Earth (2011)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story of the latest week on the earth before the announce of the landing of an extraterrestrial society on earth seen by the eyes of a misogynist man with only the desire solitude and routine.
Style: serious, bleak, psychological, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: solitude, alien encounter, benign alien, life turned upside down, disorder, alien, misogynist, extraterrestrial, danger, adventure, society, anti hero ...
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Visioneers (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Visioneer George Washington Winsterhammerman lives a comfortable but monotonous life in this slightly futuristic black comedy. When people start exploding from stress and George is showing early symptoms, he's forced to examine his life. Taking ...
Style: surreal, futuristic, not serious, melancholic, enigmatic ...
Plot: workplace, self discovery, estrangement, satire, future dystopia, society, golf, existentialism, dreams, loneliness, life philosophy, distopia ...
Time: future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 7.9
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The Servant (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A decadent London aristocrat hires a man-servant to attend to his needs. However, the balance of power starts to shift...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, thought provoking, sexy, contemplative ...
Plot: master and servant, manipulation, alcohol abuse, mind game, servant, bachelor, obsession, social differences, infidelity, destructive relationship, couple relations, boss and employee ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 1930s
Place: britain, england, london, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.7
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The Hunger (1983)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Miriam and John are an elegant couple with a dark secret: they are vampires. Feeding on human blood, Miriam has lived for over 2000 years. She gave her lover the gift of eternal life and together they hunt. But John begins aging rapidly, he seeks ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, sexy, gothic, scary ...
Plot: lesbian sex, goth, femme fatale, vampire, nudity (full frontal - brief), immortality, attic, gory, danger, profanity, sexual content, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Woman in the Dunes (1964)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 147 min.
Story: An entomologist suffers extreme psychological and sexual torture after being taken captive by the residents of a poor seaside village.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, sexual, captivating, surreal ...
Plot: love affair, isolation, nudity (full frontal - brief), desert, sand dune, love and romance, entomologist, couples, trap, oppression, human nature, kidnapping ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.8
 344K
Moon (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: With only three weeks left in his three year contract, Sam Bell is getting anxious to finally return to Earth. He is the only occupant of a Moon-based manufacturing facility along with his computer and assistant, GERTY. When he has an accident ...
Style: psychological, bleak, futuristic, philosophical, twists and turns ...
Plot: outer space, isolation, loneliness, cloning, dystopic future, spacecraft, astronaut, moon, space and aliens, clones, space travel, distopia ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: hawaii, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Institute Benjamenta, or This Dream That One Calls Human Life (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Japan, Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Jakob arrives at the Institute Benjamenta (run by brother and sister Johannes and Lisa Benjamenta) to learn to become a servant. With seven other men, he studies under Lisa: absurd lessons of movement, drawing circles, and servility. He asks for a ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: eccentric family, siblings relations, love triangle, haunted by the past, boarding school life, society, mind game, crimes, love and romance, power relations, family relations, boarding school ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.2
 14K
Safe (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Carol, a typical upper middle-class housewife, begins to complain of vague symptoms of illness. She "doesn't feel right," has unexplained headaches, congestion, a dry cough, nosebleeds, vomiting, and trouble breathing. Her family ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, bleak, thought provoking, atmospheric ...
Plot: contamination, quarantine, housewife, desert, allergy, illness, retreat, psychiatrist, suburbs, medicine, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Loss of Sexual Innocence (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The story of the sexual development of a filmmaker through three stages of his life.
Style: sexual, non-linear, sexy, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: loss of virginity, forbidden love, elderly lovers, innocence lost, family relations, twins, sexualized violence, vengeance, youth, coming of age, society, downfall ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, stone age
Place: africa, tunisia, kenya, london, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%