Movies like Pi

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Pi (1998)
 7.4
 157K
Pi
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: psychological, surreal, atmospheric, stylized, cerebral, serious, intellectual, enigmatic, artsy, mind bending ...
Plot: mathematics, insanity, obsession, genius, paranoia, mentor, dreams, science, surrealism, conspiracy, religion, judaism, existentialism, metaphysics, paranoid, god, storytelling, psychology, losing-it hero, philosophy, imagination, secrets, cyberpunk, twists & turns, prodigy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city
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Shutter Island
Mystery, Thriller
USA
138 min.
 8.1
Mulholland Drive
Drama, Mystery, Thriller
France, USA
147 min.
 8.0
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Most similar movies to Pi

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out cerebral, serious, enigmatic and atmospheric films with plots about storytelling, twists & turns, psychology, paranoia, dialogue, secrets and paranoid mostly in Thriller, Mystery and Drama genres. Some movies like Pi: One Point O (2004), Jacob's Ladder (1990), Kafka (1991), Shutter Island (2010), Cube (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 6.1
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One Point O
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Romania, Iceland
Duration: 92 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, atmospheric, stylized, serious ...
Plot: paranoia, cyberpunk, robot, elevator, surveillance, paranoid, mystery, crimes, existentialism, storytelling, dishonesty, twists & turns ...
Time: contemporary, future
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System:   95%
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 7.5
 86K
Jacob's Ladder
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A traumatized Vietnam war veteran finds out that his post-war life isn't what he believes it to be when he's attacked by horned creatures in the subway and his dead son comes to visit him...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, psychological, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: vietnam war, paranoia, dreams, death, guilt, imagination, memory, conspiracy, hospital, oldies, losing-it hero, insanity ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1971
Place: asia, vietnam, usa, new york
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System:   81%
    User:   75%
 
 7.0
 9K
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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System:   78%
    User:   88%
 
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 8.1
 953K
Shutter Island
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: surprise ending, psychological, suspenseful, twist ending, suspense ...
Plot: mental illness, uncover truth, mystery, reality vs fantasy, insanity, paranoia, plot twist, doctors and patients, psychology, mental institution, psychiatry, losing-it hero ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, year 1954, 1940s ...
Place: boston
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System:   78%
    User:   89%
 
 7.3
 184K
Cube
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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, tense, futuristic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, maze, violence, isolation, parallel world, mathematics, paranoia, existentialism, brutality, death, insanity, conspiracy theory ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   75%
    User:   89%
 
 7.8
 58K
Open Your Eyes
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, 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: surreal, psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: mystery, virtual reality, psychiatrist, memory loss, paranoia, dreams, surrealism, love triangle, cyberpunk, memory, neo noir, mind game ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: spain, madrid, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   73%
    User:   63%
 
 6.9
 15K
Coma
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A young woman doctor discovers something sinister going on in her hospital. Relatively healthy patients are having 'complications' during simple operations and ending up in comas. The patients are then shipped off to an institute that ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, tense, scary, psychological ...
Plot: hospital, mystery, investigation, murder, conspiracy, serial killer, paranoia, corruption, black market, psychiatrist, coma, witnessing a crime ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   72%
    User:   60%
 
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 7.0
 48K
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 ...
Plot: identity, murder, surrealism, insanity, storytelling, alternate reality, mystery, hotel, danger, actor's life, gory, existentialism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, poland, europe, usa, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   70%
    User:   63%
 
The Mothman Prophecies
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: suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological, scary, serious ...
Plot: small town, mystery, investigation, warning, obsessive quest, supernatural, haunted by the past, first contact, death, alternate reality, death of wife, urban legend ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: west virginia, usa, ohio, chicago illinois, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   70%
    User:   64%
 
The Ninth Configuration
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Col. Vincent Kane is a military psychiatrist who takes charge of an army mental hospital situated in a secluded castle. Among Kane's many eccentric patients is Capt. Billy Cutshaw, a troubled astronaut in the midst of an existential crisis. ...
Style: psychological, surreal, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Plot: vietnam war, mental illness, astronaut, existentialism, psychology, insanity, crimes, greed, deadly, palaces castles and temples, twists & turns, dialogue ...
Place: asia, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   70%
    User:   80%
 
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
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, sexual, psychological ...
Plot: investigation, murder, small town, mystery, sexual abuse, surrealism, supernatural, incest, brutality, death, violence, serial killer ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1989
Place: washington state, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   69%
    User:   79%
 
Sound of My Voice
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A journalist and his girlfriend get pulled in while they investigate a cult whose leader claims to be from the future.
Style: tense, psychological, thought provoking, serious, enigmatic ...
Plot: cult, manipulation, time travel, uncover truth, brainwashing, psychology, mystery, twists & turns, secrets, haunted by the past, investigation, pornography ...
Time: contemporary, future, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   68%
    User:   74%
 
 7.2
 82K
Coherence
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: On the night a comet is passing near Earth, eight friends at a dinner party experience a troubling chain of reality bending events. When the power goes out, they discover that the only house on the street left with power also holds many secrets.
Style: clever, tense, talky, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: alternate reality, paranoia, mystery, parallel universe, parallel world, confined, twists & turns, science, danger, comet, psychology, paranoid ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   68%
    User:   55%
 
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 31K
The Nines
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A troubled actor, a television show runner, and an acclaimed videogame designer find their lives intertwining in mysterious and unsettling ways.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, serious, cerebral, intellectual ...
Plot: obsession, god, mystery, metaphysics, parallel universe, surrealism, alternate reality, existentialism, storytelling, actor's life, plot twist, writers ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, new york, usa, california, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   67%
    User:   54%
 
 6.4
 180K
The Number 23
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
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: psychological, suspenseful, scary, surprise ending, suspense ...
Plot: obsession, mystery, insanity, paranoia, murder, book, destiny, losing-it hero, suicide, plot twist, conspiracy theory, twists & turns ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   67%
    User:   59%
 
 7.1
 101K
The Jacket
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A military veteran goes on a journey into the future, where he can foresee his death and is left with questions that could save his life and those he loves.
Style: psychological, surreal, enigmatic, tricky, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, psychology, existentialism, time loop, race against time, memory loss, supernatural, amnesia, mental institution, mentally unstable, alternate reality, supernatural ability ...
Time: contemporary, future, 90s, 20th century, 21st century ...
Place: vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   67%
    User:   63%
 
 7.3
 303K
Unbreakable
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An ordinary man makes an extraordinary discovery when a train accident leaves his fellow passengers dead – and him unscathed. The answer to this mystery could lie with the mysterious Elijah Price, a man who suffers from a disease that renders his ...
Style: atmospheric, suspense, psychological, surprise ending, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mystery, superhero, supernatural, plot twist, destiny, good versus evil, supernatural ability, storytelling, crumbling marriage, comics, twists & turns, secrets ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1960s
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   67%
    User:   79%
 
Mulholland Drive
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: psychological, surreal, mind bending, suspense, twists and turns ...
Plot: surrealism, amnesia, mystery, postmodernism, imagination, uncover truth, alternate reality, dreams, hollywood, hallucination, plot twist, strong sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, 2000s, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   66%
    User:   56%
 
Movie in collections
 7.8
 302K
The Game
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In honor of his birthday, San Francisco banker Nicholas Van Orton, a financial genius and a coldhearted loner, receives an unusual present from his younger brother, Conrad -- a gift certificate to play a unique kind of game. In nearly a nanosecond, ...
Style: psychological, surprise ending, suspenseful, twists and turns, suspense ...
Plot: neo noir, game, life turned upside down, uncover truth, mystery, psychology, birthday present, existentialism, manipulation, mind game, rich snob, life philosophy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   66%
    User:   62%
 
 7.2
 19K
Alphaville
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An American private-eye, arrives in Alphaville, a futuristic city on another planet which is ruled by an evil scientist named Von Braun, who has outlawed love and self-expression.
Style: futuristic, stylized, atmospheric, clever, serious ...
Plot: surrealism, urban, a.i., neo noir, existentialism, investigation, technology, noir, human nature, art, fighting the system, distopia ...
Time: future, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   65%
    User:   63%
 
The Conversation
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: suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: mystery, surveillance, paranoia, obsession, conspiracy, murder, spy, loneliness, hotel, investigation, guilt, neo noir ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   65%
    User:   59%
 
A Tale of Two Sisters
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, tense, psychological, scary, suspenseful ...
Plot: haunted house, mental illness, mystery, supernatural, guilt, insanity, death, mentally unstable, violence, brutality, psychology, blood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   65%
    User:   61%
 
 6.7
 60K
The Invitation
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Will and his new girlfriend Kira are invited to a dinner with old friends at the house of Will’s ex Eden and her new partner David. Although the evening appears to be relaxed, Will soon gets a creeping suspicion that their charming host David is ...
Style: twist ending, tense, suspenseful, psychological, intense ...
Plot: paranoia, conspiracy, suicide, cult, apocalypse, psychology, dinner party, twists & turns, violence, paranoid, plot twist, deception ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   65%
    User:   78%
 
Movie in collections
 6.8
 33K
Spider
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, disturbing ...
Plot: mental illness, murder, schizophrenia, storytelling, memory, paranoia, surrealism, mentally unstable, insanity, spiders, psychology, psychiatry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, london, africa, britain, east end london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   65%
    User:   73%
 
 6.1
 91K
Sphere
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: The OSSA discovers a spacecraft thought to be at least 300 years old at the bottom of the ocean. Immediately following the discovery, they decide to send a team down to the depths of the ocean to study the space craft.They are the best of best, ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, scary, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventure, paranoia, first contact, imagination, danger, dialogue, twists & turns, survival, supernatural, book, psychology, ocean or sea ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   64%
    User:   67%
 
Martha Marcy May Marlene
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After several years of living with a cult, Martha finally escapes and calls her estranged sister, Lucy, for help. Martha finds herself at the quiet Connecticut home Lucy shares with her new husband, Ted, but the memories of what she experienced in ...
Style: psychological, tense, bleak, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: cult, sexual abuse, paranoia, runaway, rape, murder, psychology, sexuality, sisters, brainwashing, police investigation, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, california, connecticut, new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   64%
    User:   65%
 
 7.8
 16K
The Trial
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, West Germany, Italy
Duration: 119 min.
Story: An unassuming office worker is arrested and stands trial, but he is never made aware of his charges.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, psychological, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: paranoia, surrealism, fighting the system, courtroom, existentialism, imagination, guilt, workplace, expressionism, dreams, paranoid, storytelling ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 18th century, 1920s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   63%
    User:   73%
 
 6.8
 85K
eXistenZ
Genre: Horror, 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: futuristic, surreal, clever, psychological, stylized ...
Plot: virtual reality, video game, alternate reality, cyberpunk, postmodernism, gory, technology gone awry, computer game, violence, existentialism, technology, imaginary ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   63%
    User:   58%
 

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 8.1
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Donnie Darko
Genre: Drama, 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: surreal, atmospheric, psychological, clever, stylized ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: time travel, insanity, dreams, time loop, schizophrenia, parallel universe, imaginary friend, psychology, destiny, end of the world, social misfits, postmodernism ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, future
Place: usa, virginia
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System:   62%
    User:   59%
 
 6.2
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Below
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In the dark silence of the sea during World War II, the submarine U.S.S. Tiger Shark prowls on what should be a routine rescue mission. But for the shell-shocked crew, trapped together in the sub's narrow corridors and constricted spaces, this ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, tense, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, mystery, supernatural, ghost, survival, underwater, ghosts, rescue, gory, wartime, paranoia, uncover truth ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   62%
    User:   54%
 
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