Movies like Pi

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Pi (1998)
 7.4
 157K
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, psychological, atmospheric, surreal, stylized, serious, realistic, bleak, suspenseful, avant garde ...
Plot: mathematics, insanity, prodigy, genius, obsession, paranoia, migraine, headache, mathematician, rabbi, delusion, code, alienation, loner, surveillance, evidence, neighbor, losing-it hero, hacker, mentor, dreams, obsessive quest, religions or cults, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, manhattan 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, serious, atmospheric and mind bending films with plots about storytelling, psychology, twists & turns, obsession, blood, dialogue and insanity mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like Pi: Shutter Island (2010), Donnie Darko (2001), Black Swan (2010), I Origins (2014), Fight Club (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.1
 953K
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, suspenseful, serious, tense, mind bending ...
Plot: investigation, mystery, mental institution, paranoia, insanity, losing-it hero, uncover truth, doctors and patients, island, plot twist, psychiatrist, partners ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century, year 1954, 1940s ...
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 8.1
 674K
Donnie Darko (2001)
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: psychological, atmospheric, surreal, interesting, offbeat ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: social misfits, insanity, supernatural ability, time travel, teenage life, society, teenage love, youth, death, vandalism, supernatural, hallucinations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, future
Place: virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 631K
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, atmospheric, mind bending, suspense, serious ...
Plot: obsession, ballet, losing-it hero, mental illness, insanity, dancer's life, mentally unstable, showbiz, paranoia, hallucinations, parents and children, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 99K
I Origins (2014)
Genre: Drama, 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: atmospheric, mind bending, thought provoking, psychological, enigmatic ...
Plot: reincarnation, inventions and discoveries, afterlife, death, religion, cause and meaning, memory, science, atheism, loneliness, track down, buddhism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2005, year 2009, year 2012 ...
Place: india, usa, new york, asia, delhi
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 8.8
 1.6M
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: biting, bleak, thought provoking, rough, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: losing-it hero, social decay, fist fighting, against the rules, split personality, insomnia, social misfits, fighting the system, visionary, rebellion, society, rage ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, delaware
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.1
 31K
Bug (2006)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A lonely waitress with a tragic past, Agnes rooms in a run-down motel, living in fear of her abusive, recently paroled ex-husband. But when Agnes begins a tentative romance with Peter, an eccentric, nervous drifter, she starts to feel hopeful again ...
Style: mind bending, psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: paranoia, psychosis, delusion, conspiracy theory, obsession, couples, drugs/alcohol, losing-it hero, isolated place, self mutilation, parasite, insanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.1
 5K
One Point O (2004)
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, serious, stylized ...
Plot: paranoia, cyberpunk, robot, elevator, motor, apartment, computer, package, nanotechnology, neighbor, crimes, small community ...
Time: contemporary, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, gloomy, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: surveillance, character study, obsession, alienation, losing-it hero, paranoia, neo noir, wiretap, saxophone, mystery, loner, amateur detective ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Movie in collections
 5.9
 34K
After.Life (2009)
Genre: Drama, Horror, 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, suspenseful, offbeat ...
Plot: afterlife, mysterious character, dealing with death, danger, couple relations, supernatural, mystery, talking to the dead, death, life & death, mentor, psychology ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.3
 184K
Cube (1997)
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, tense, futuristic, suspenseful, surreal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: isolation, survival, captivity, escape, mathematics, trap, parallel world, maze, death, insanity, paranoia, violence ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.1
 91K
Sphere (1998)
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, scary, psychological, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: paranoia, adventure, psychologist, danger, survival, ocean or sea, supernatural, imagination, first contact, book, psychology, alien ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: strong sexual content, lesbian, amnesia, uncover truth, mystery, hallucination, postmodernism, surrealism, obsession, mysterious character, hollywood, showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.3
 34K
Dead Ringers (1988)
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, bleak, psychological, serious ...
Plot: twins, obsession, love triangle, losing-it hero, clinic, addiction, siblings relations, heroes, family relations, life is a bitch, doctors and patients, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, year 1954, 1960s, 1950s
Place: canada, medical school, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.8
 302K
The Game (1997)
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, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, atmospheric ...
Plot: mind game, life turned upside down, uncover truth, disorder, mystery, manipulation, businessman, neo noir, surveillance, dishonesty, scheme, birthday ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
A Tale of Two Sisters (2003)
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, psychological, mind bending, tense, scary ...
Plot: mental illness, mentally unstable, haunted house, danger, family relations, losing-it hero, dysfunctional family, tragedy, amnesia, guilt, ghost, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.4
 180K
The Number 23 (2007)
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: scary, psychological, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: obsession, losing-it hero, parallel world, suicide, uncover truth, riddles and clues, infected, mystery, insanity, coincidence, nightmare, psychiatrist ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.5
 86K
Jacob's Ladder (1990)
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: atmospheric, surreal, disturbing, psychological, serious ...
Plot: heaven and hell, dealing with death, vietnam war, hallucinations, paranoia, oneiric, soldier, mind game, delusion, dying, angel, nightmare ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1971
Place: vietnam, new york, asia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.3
 303K
Unbreakable (2000)
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: mind bending, psychological, twist ending, gloomy, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: self discovery, supernatural ability, superhero, invulnerability, mystery, mind game, villain, marital problem, survivor, supernatural, crumbling marriage, parent child relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1960s
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Movie in collections
 8.0
 527K
Twelve Monkeys (1995)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In the year 2035, convict James Cole reluctantly volunteers to be sent back in time to discover the origin of a deadly virus that wiped out nearly all of the earth's population and forced the survivors into underground communities. But when ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, bleak, surreal, non-linear ...
Plot: time travel, plague, social misfits, changing the past or future, save the world, future dystopia, apocalypse, insanity, paranoia, mystery, race against time, postmodernism ...
Time: future, 20th century, 21st century, 90s, 1990s ...
Place: philadelphia, baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.7
 33K
The Tenant (1976)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A quiet and inconspicuous man (Trelkovsky) rents an apartment in France where the previous tenant committed suicide, and begins to suspect his landlord and neighbors are trying to subtly change him into the last tenant so that he too will kill ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, surreal, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: suicide, obsession, ghost, identity, mystery, mental illness, mentally unstable, supernatural, lodger, neighbor, psychopath, split personality ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.9
 68K
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, gloomy, surreal, stylized, twists and turns ...
Plot: psychiatrist, suicide, doctors and patients, suicide attempt, mentally unstable, student, patient, obsession, unfulfillment, power relations, obsessive quest, race against time ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, touching, cerebral, realistic ...
Plot: mental illness, prodigy, paranoia, mathematics, obsession, genius, inventions and discoveries, mentally unstable, imagination, insanity, hallucinations, schizophrenia ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, 70s, 1940s ...
Place: usa, boston, massachusetts, campus, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 8.5
 1.0M
The Prestige (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A mysterious story of two magicians whose intense rivalry leads them on a life-long battle for supremacy -- full of obsession, deceit and jealousy with dangerous and deadly consequences.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful, captivating, serious ...
Plot: rivalry, obsession, uninhibited rivalry, magical, secret, deception, illusion, performer's life, magic, wizards and magicians, mystery, teleportation ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 20th century, 1890s, victorian era ...
Place: england, london, europe, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Movie in collections
 3.6
 12K
S. Darko (2009)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: S. Darko follows Samantha Darko, the younger sister of Donnie, the protagonist of Donnie Darko, and her friend Corey. On their way to California, their car breaks down, forcing them to wait in a small town until it is fixed. While there, Samantha ...
Style: surreal, serious, psychological, gothic, mind bending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, stranded, supernatural, end of the world, imaginary, best friends, existentialism, time travel, surrealism, adaptation, life philosophy, clones ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.0
 3K
Brain Dead (1990)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A psychological thriller from the writer of the original "Twilight Zone!" In a showdown of man vs. machine, Martin plunges into a chaotic nightmare trying to save his mind from the megalomaniacal corporation!
Style: psychological, surreal, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: sex, lobotomy, experiment, insanity, nightmare, mind game, obsession, machine, corporation, doctors and patients, experiment gone awry, haunted by the past ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992)
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, serious, mind bending ...
Plot: investigation, small town, murder, diary, haunted by the past, small town life, angel, seduction, mind game, sexual abuse, danger, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1989
Place: washington state, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.8
 61K
The Forgotten (2004)
Genre: Drama, Horror, 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: psychological, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, mind bending ...
Plot: missing child, memory loss, mind game, memory, estrangement, psychiatrist, life is a bitch, law enforcement, government agency, chase, erased memory, sexual tension ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.0
 9K
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, atmospheric, stylized, psychological, serious ...
Plot: murder, investigation, worker, secret, expressionism, palaces castles and temples, uncover truth, missing person, crimes, deadly, fighting the system, conspiracy ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1919, 18th century
Place: prague czechoslovakia, central europe, prague, prague czech republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.2
 4K
Images (1972)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Schizophrenic housewife, engulfed by terrorizing apparitions, kills off each, unknowing if these demons are merely figments of her hallucinatory imagination or part of reality.
Style: psychological, serious, atmospheric, surreal, realistic ...
Plot: schizophrenia, delusion, supernatural, crumbling marriage, couple relations, infidelity, mental illness, psychopath, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.9
 28K
Altered States (1980)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A research scientist (William Hurt) explores the boundaries and frontiers of consciousness. Using sensory deprivation and hallucinogenic mixtures from native American shamans, he explores these altered states of consciousness and finds that memory, ...
Style: suspense, surreal, psychological, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: experiment gone awry, science, genetics, obsession, isolation, university, metamorphosis, ritual, psychologist, college, danger, society ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1960s, year 1967
Place: campus, new york, africa, california, boston ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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