Movies like Pi

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Pi (1998)
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Pi (1998)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The debut film from Darren Aronofsky in which a mathematical genius Maximilian Cohen discovers a link in the connection between numbers and reality and thus believes he can predict the future.
Style: mind bending, surreal, atmospheric, psychological, cerebral, stylized, enigmatic, bleak, serious, realistic ...
Plot: insanity, paranoia, mathematics, rabbi, mathematician, obsession, neighbor, alienation, delusion, surveillance, code, loner, genius, prodigy, jewish, evidence, religions or cults, hallucination, mentor, dreams, life is a bitch, god or devil, mission, society, nervous breakdown ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, coney island brooklyn new york city

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Most similar movies to Pi

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out psychological, enigmatic, weird and cerebral films with plots about storytelling, paranoia, insanity, existentialism, dialogue, obsession and psychology mostly in Drama, Mystery and Thriller genres. Some movies like Pi: Donnie Darko (2001), The Conversation (1974), Black Swan (2010), Moon (2009), The Fountain (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Donnie Darko (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: After narrowly escaping a bizarre accident, a troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a large bunny rabbit that manipulates him to commit a series of crimes.
Style: mind bending, psychological, surreal, atmospheric, captivating ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: insanity, hallucination, social misfits, time travel, supernatural ability, prophecy, time loop, imaginary friend, surrealism, parallel universe, mental illness, suburbs ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1988, future
Place: virginia, usa
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69%
The Conversation (1974)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Surveillance expert Harry Caul is hired by a mysterious client's brusque aide to tail a young couple. Tracking the pair through San Francisco's Union Square, Caul and his associate Stan manage to record a cryptic conversation between them. ...
Style: psychological, twists and turns, realistic, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: surveillance, paranoia, character study, wiretap, conspiracy, alienation, obsession, losing-it hero, mystery, loner, unfulfillment, loneliness ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 745K
Black Swan (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A ballet dancer wins the lead in "Swan Lake" and is perfect for the role of the delicate White Swan - Princess Odette - but slowly loses her mind as she becomes more and more like Odile, the Black Swan.
Style: psychological, twist ending, atmospheric, cerebral, dramatic ...
Plot: obsession, mental illness, hallucination, ballet, insanity, surrealism, dancer's life, psychology, paranoia, character study, showbiz, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.8
 354K
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, philosophical, futuristic, surreal ...
Plot: outer space, isolation, loneliness, dystopic future, cloning, astronaut, spacecraft, space and aliens, solitude, moon, clones, space travel ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: hawaii, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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 7.2
 237K
The Fountain (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Spanning over one thousand years, and three parallel stories, The Fountain is a story of love, death, spirituality, and the fragility of our existence in this world.
Style: surreal, melancholic, artsy, philosophical, atmospheric ...
Plot: metaphysics, immortality, queen, death, reincarnation, tragic love, terminal illness, loneliness, loss of loved one, afterlife, love of one's life, cancer ...
Time: future, 16th century, contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, europe, latin america, central america, guatemala
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 7.2
 227K
Cube (1997)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Seven strangers are taken out of their daily lives and placed mysteriously in a deadly cube where they all agree they must find their way out.
Style: psychological, surreal, suspenseful, mind bending, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: trap, isolation, survival, trapped, escape, maze, survival horror, group of strangers, claustrophobia, captivity, death, mathematics ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.8
 2.0M
Fight Club (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A ticking-time-bomb insomniac and a slippery soap salesman channel primal male aggression into a shocking new form of therapy. Their concept catches on, with underground "fight clubs" forming in every town, until an eccentric gets in the ...
Style: twists and turns, surprise ending, twist ending, mind bending, thought provoking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nihilism, split personality, self destructing, fighting the system, insomnia, social decay, life philosophy, dark humor, losing-it hero, paranoia, against the rules, insanity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: delaware, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, suspenseful ...
Plot: investigation, mental institution, mystery, insanity, paranoia, mental illness, psychology, island, uncover truth, hallucination, psychiatrist, isolation ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1945, year 1952, year 1954 ...
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 7.3
 124K
I Origins (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: I Origins follows a molecular biologist studying the evolution of the human eye. He finds his work permeating his life after a brief encounter with an exotic young woman who slips away from him. As his research continues years later with his lab ...
Style: thought provoking, mind bending, enigmatic, atmospheric, philosophical ...
Plot: reincarnation, metaphysics, buddhism, atheism, eye, society, inventions and discoveries, elevator, afterlife, track down, death, memory ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012, year 2009, year 2005 ...
Place: india, usa, new york, asia, delhi
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
A Beautiful Mind (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: At Princeton University, John Nash struggles to make a worthwhile contribution to serve as his legacy to the world of mathematics. He finally makes a revolutionary breakthrough that will eventually earn him the Nobel Prize. After graduate school he ...
Style: psychological, captivating, cerebral, dramatic, touching ...
Plot: mathematics, paranoia, mental illness, genius, prodigy, schizophrenia, insanity, existentialism, imagination, obsession, talented, hallucination ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, 50s, 1940s ...
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts, new jersey, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Travelling Salesman (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Four mathematicians are gathered and meet with a top official of the United States Department of Defense. After some discussion, the group agrees that they must be wary with whom to trust and control their solution. The official offers them a reward ...
Style: tense, unusual plot structure, suspense, contemplative
Plot: mathematics, conspiracy, genius, mathematician, fictional war, government, mysterious man, hacking, espionage, science, paranoia, professor ...
Time: year 1956
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 188K
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, surreal, psychological, bleak, tense ...
Plot: symbolism, paranoia, obsession, mystery, mental illness, delusion, professor, actor, mysterious character, disorder, life turned upside down, lookalikes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 6K
One Point O (2004)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Romania, Iceland
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Paranoid computer programmer Simon wakes up to find a package in his room one day. Despite attempts at securing his apartment, the packages keep arriving. While cameras watch Simon's every move, he struggles to find the answers to the ...
Style: surreal, psychological, suspenseful, enigmatic, tricky ...
Plot: cyberpunk, paranoia, nanotechnology, neighbor, mind game, investigation, life is a bitch, programmer, mind control, robot, elevator, computer ...
Time: contemporary, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.8
 99K
eXistenZ (1999)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A game designer on the run from assassins must play her latest virtual reality creation with a marketing trainee to determine if the game has been damaged.
Style: mind bending, surreal, psychological, tense, disturbing ...
Plot: virtual reality, cyberpunk, cyberspace, escape from reality, video game, chase, distopia, technology gone awry, inventions and discoveries, future dystopia, computers and web, mind control ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 217K
Mother! (2017)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A couple's relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence.
Style: macabre, disturbing, psychological, absurd, suspenseful ...
Plot: surrealism, symbolism, pregnant woman, brutality, uninvited guest, nightmare, marital argument, husband wife relationship, baby, death, vandalism, cult ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Southland Tales (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France, Germany, USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Set in the futuristic landscape of Los Angeles on July 4, 2008, as it stands on the brink of social, economic and environmental disaster. Boxer Santaros is an action star who's stricken with amnesia. His life intertwines with Krysta Now, an ...
Style: cynical, allegory, surreal, enigmatic, futuristic ...
Plot: apocalypse, future dystopia, chaos, end of the world, prophecy, split personality, smuggling, conspiracy, dishonesty, life is a bitch, dark humor, alternate reality ...
Time: future, 2000s, near future, year 2005, year 2008
Place: los angeles, california, southern california, afghanistan, middle east ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 193K
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: twist ending, psychological, surprise ending, macabre, tense ...
Plot: psychology, split personality, insanity, isolation, nervous breakdown, losing-it hero, murder, mentally unstable, stalking, paranoia, divorce, deeply disturbed person ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mississippi, usa, tennessee, new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 57K
Inland Empire (2006)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, 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 ...
Plot: curse, seance, filmmaking, actress, debt, infidelity, murder, makeup artist, nightmare, dangerous attraction, woman in danger, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland, los angeles, california, europe, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.8
 38K
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: bleak, psychological, mind bending, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: mental illness, childhood trauma, haunted by the past, murder, misfit, mental patient, betrayal, mystery, family relations, infidelity, past, delusion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 50s
Place: europe, london, britain, africa, east end london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.7
 45K
Proof (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Catherine is a woman in her late twenties who is strongly devoted to her father, Robert, a brilliant and well-known mathematician whose grip on reality is beginning to slip away. As Robert descends into madness, Catherine begins to wonder if she may ...
Style: serious, emotional, psychological, realistic, clever ...
Plot: mental illness, mathematics, prodigy, paranoia, illness, university, manic, parents and children, campus, science, student, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, new york, wisconsin, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.3
 100K
Take Shelter (2011)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Plagued by a series of apocalyptic visions, a young husband and father questions whether to shelter his family from a coming storm, or from himself.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, bleak, stylized, disturbing ...
Plot: paranoia, mental illness, nightmare, delusion, nervous breakdown, fear, dreams, insanity, sanity, schizophrenia, obsession, construction worker ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2011, year 1986
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
 6.8
 10K
Kafka (1991)
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, psychological, atmospheric, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: conspiracy, murder, writers, investigation, expressionism, worker, nothing goes right, politics, life is a bitch, crimes, dishonesty, fighting the system ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1919, 18th century
Place: central europe, prague
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.4
 201K
The Number 23 (2007)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Walter Sparrow is an animal control officer that becomes obsessed with a mysterious book that seems to be based on his own life. As soon as he opens the book, he notices strange parallels between what he reads and what he's experienced. But now ...
Style: twists and turns, surprise ending, twist ending, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: obsession, insanity, a vision, losing-it hero, uncover truth, riddles and clues, paranoia, mystery, investigation, secret, escape from reality, parallel world ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 6.9
 18K
Sisters (1972)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Inquisitive journalist Grace Collier is horrified when she witnesses her neighbor, fashion model Danielle Breton, violently murder a man. Panicking, she calls the police. But when the detective arrives at the scene and finds nothing amiss, Grace is ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, suspenseful, twists and turns, gloomy ...
Plot: twins, murder, model, mystery, hallucination, insanity, amateur detective, psychopath, witness, police, neighbor, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, quebec, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.6
 53K
Repulsion (1965)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In Roman Polanski's first English-language film, beautiful young manicurist Carole suffers from androphobia (the pathological fear of interaction with men). When her sister and roommate, Helen, leaves their London flat to go on an Italian ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, surreal, disturbing, scary ...
Plot: mental illness, schizophrenia, hallucination, delusion, repression, virginity, loneliness, graphic violence, rapist, imaginary character, nervous breakdown, unfulfillment ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Mothman Prophecies (2002)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Reporter John Klein is plunged into a world of impossible terror and unthinkable chaos when fate draws him to a sleepy West Virginia town whose residents are being visited by a great winged shape that sows hideous nightmares and fevered visions.
Style: scary, twists and turns, psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: mystery, psychic, warning, hallucination, small town, precognition, terminal illness, urban legend, mysterious event, death of wife, omen, reporter ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: west virginia, washington d.c., usa, ecuador, ohio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.8
 66K
The Forgotten (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Telly Paretta is a grieving mother struggling to cope with the loss of her 8-year-old son. She is stunned when her psychiatrist reveals that she has created eight years of memories about a son she never had. But when she meets a man who has had a ...
Style: mind bending, psychological, twists and turns, suspenseful, enigmatic ...
Plot: missing child, memory loss, abduction, mind game, air disaster, loss of son, memory, estrangement, psychiatrist, conspiracy, life is a bitch, grief ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.7
 381K
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, bleak, mind bending, twist ending, surprise ending ...
Plot: insomnia, insanity, mysterious character, uncover truth, obsession, paranoia, losing-it hero, life is a bitch, torment, hallucination, layoff, hit and run ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
 5.9
 38K
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, psychological, bleak, twist ending, atmospheric ...
Plot: afterlife, life & death, mysterious character, mystery, couple relations, dealing with death, supernatural, talking to the dead, able to see the dead, death, mentor, psychology ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.7
 81K
Paprika (2006)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When a machine that allows therapists to enter their patient's dreams is stolen, all hell breaks loose. Only a young female therapist can stop it: Paprika.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, psychological, twists and turns, psychedelic ...
Plot: hallucination, mental illness, surveillance, villain, deception, fairy, investigation, scientist, introspection, doctors and patients, psychiatrist, mermaid ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%