Movies like S. Darko

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S. Darko (2009)
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S. Darko (2009)
Genre: Drama, 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 begins to have dreams that warn her of the end of the universe.
Style: surreal, psychological, serious, mind bending, gothic, sexy, stylized, scary, bad ending, slasher ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, stranded, surrealism, adaptation, life philosophy, end of the world, dreams, creativity, small town, best friends, time loop, existentialism, clones, supernatural, catastrophe, dinosaur, teenager, natural disaster, god, family, desert, writers, death, technology, alternate reality ...
Time: 90s, future, 20th century, year 1995

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Most similar movies to S. Darko

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, mind bending, psychological and twists and turns films with plots about storytelling, mystery, existentialism, life philosophy, first contact, mentor and dialogue mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like S. Darko: Coherence (2013), Unbreakable (2000), Donnie Darko (2001), One Point O (2004), The Jacket (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.2
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Coherence (2013)
Genre: Drama, 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: mind bending, psychological, twists and turns, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: alternate reality, parallel world, parallel universe, comet, time loop, disorder, quantum physics, dinner party, friends, paranoia, asteroids and comets, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
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 7.3
 414K
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: twist ending, surprise ending, twists and turns, psychological, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, invulnerability, train crash, self discovery, supernatural ability, father son relationship, villain, a vision, mystery, supernatural power, good versus evil, conflict ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 60s, 2000s
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 789K
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: psychological, mind bending, surreal, atmospheric, captivating ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen drama
Plot: time travel, mental illness, parallel universe, insanity, hallucination, imaginary friend, social misfits, surrealism, supernatural ability, time loop, schizophrenia, psychology ...
Time: 80s, future, 20th century, year 1988
Place: virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 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: psychological, surreal, enigmatic, tricky, suspenseful ...
Plot: cyberpunk, paranoia, mind game, distopia, nanotechnology, neighbor, investigation, mind control, life is a bitch, programmer, robot, computer ...
Time: future, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.1
 113K
The Jacket (2005)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
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, mind bending, tricky ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night
Plot: time travel, mental institution, time loop, psychology, supernatural, memory loss, destiny, supernatural ability, murder, existentialism, disorder, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, 2000s, future, 90s, 20th century ...
Place: vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Butterfly Effect 2 (2006)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After his girlfriend, Julie and two best friends are killed in a tragic auto accident, Nick struggles to cope with his loss and grief. Suffering from migraine-like seizures, Nick soon discovers that he has the power to change the past via his ...
Style: suspense, mind bending, suspenseful, serious, erotic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: time travel, destiny, changing the past or future, sent to the past, supernatural ability, suicide, childhood, supernatural, haunted by the past, hopes, death, death of girlfriend ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 134 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, mind bending, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: incest, investigation, surrealism, serial killer, small town life, small town, sexual abuse, mental illness, murder, double life, hallucination, supernatural ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1989, 80s, year 1988
Place: washington state, canada, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Project Almanac (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A group of teens discover secret plans of a time machine, and construct one. However, things start to get out of control.
Style: suspense, exciting, futuristic, absurd, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, time loop, time machine, teenager, time, time paradox, changing the past or future, teleportation, alternate timeline, butterfly effect, teenage life, inventions and discoveries ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s, year 2014, future, contemporary ...
Place: usa, woodstock, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Passion of Mind (2000)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When Marie, a widow in Provence with two daughters, locks her bedroom door and goes to sleep, she dreams about Marty, a literary agent in Manhattan who dreams equally vividly about Marie. The women look alike. Marie meets William who begins to court ...
Style: psychological, twists and turns, sentimental, philosophical, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick, date night
Plot: double life, widow, dream, romance, dreams, alternate reality, unfulfillment, mystery, single parent, mental illness, friendship, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, future
Place: new york, paris france, new jersey, france, provence ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 5.9
 17K
Gossip (2000)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: On a beautiful college campus, something ugly is about to be spread around. A bit of gossip that was told is starting to take a frightening turn. Who could it have offended and how far will the person on the other side of the gossip handle the ...
Style: suspense, twist ending, suspenseful, psychological, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: college, psychology, gossip, investigation, rumor, manipulation, secrets, adaptation, dishonesty, crimes, mystery, college life ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.6
 141K
Lost Highway (1997)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A tormented jazz musician finds himself lost in an enigmatic story involving murder, surveillance, gangsters, doppelgangers, and an impossible transformation inside a prison cell.
Style: surreal, mind bending, neo noir, atmospheric, confusing ...
Plot: insanity, surrealism, mystery, murder, hallucination, doppelganger, time loop, prison, transformation, sexuality, graphic violence, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, plymouth
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.9
 39K
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, twist ending, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: afterlife, life & death, supernatural, mysterious character, mystery, psychology, couple relations, dealing with death, mentor, adaptation, betrayal, death ...
Time: 21st century, future, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.0
 66K
The Signal (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Three college students on a road trip across the Southwest experience a detour – the tracking of a computer genius who has already hacked into MIT and exposed security faults. When the trio find themselves drawn to an eerily isolated area, ...
Style: twists and turns, suspense, suspenseful, mind bending, futuristic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hacker, road trip, alien, alien contact, secret laboratory, computer hacker, cyborgs, alien invasion, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, supernatural, life turned upside down, technology ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.9
 79K
Premonition (2007)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A depressed housewife who learns her husband was killed in a car accident the day previously, awakens the next morning to find him alive and well at home, and then awakens the day after to a world in which he is still dead.
Style: psychological, surprise ending, suspenseful, mind bending, serious ...
Plot: time travel, destiny, alternate reality, time loop, parallel world, dealing with death, death, foreknowledge, psychic, memory loss, housewife, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Butterfly Effect (2004)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A young man struggles to access sublimated childhood memories. He finds a technique that allows him to travel back into the past, to occupy his childhood body and change history. However, he soon finds that every change he makes has unexpected ...
Style: psychological, mind bending, philosophical, suspense, dramatic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: time travel, time loop, changing the past or future, life philosophy, butterfly effect, memory, child abuse, supernatural ability, alternate reality, memory loss, love, psychology ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.7
 69K
Open Your Eyes (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Spain, France, Italy
Duration: 119 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: psychological, surreal, enigmatic, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: paranoia, disfigurement, psychiatrist, nightmare, dreams, memory loss, jealousy, mystery, love triangle, car accident, suicide, doctor ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: spain, madrid, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: psychological, surreal, twists and turns, neo noir, mind bending ...
Plot: lesbian, surrealism, amnesia, mystery, hollywood, hallucination, alternate reality, lesbian sex, obsession, lesbianism, lesbian love, filmmaking ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future, 2000s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.7
 7K
Repeaters (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A gritty mind-bending thriller about three twenty-somethings who find themselves in an impossible time labyrinth, where each day they awaken to the same terrifying day as the preceding one.
Style: mind bending, psychological, surreal, tense, clever ...
Plot: time loop, time travel, addiction, introspection, time warp, group of friends, youth, rehabilitation, hopes, life is a bitch, redemption, time ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 5.8
 1K
Final (2001)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Waking up in a nearly empty room, Bill has strange recollections of his father's death and a car crash, and occasional paranoid delusions. Ann, a psychologist, tries to help him make sense of it all.
Style: psychological, serious, mind bending, atmospheric, witty ...
Plot: amnesia, mental institution, mystery, life is a bitch, doctors and patients, future dystopia, conspiracy, psychiatrist, cryogenics, power relations, sent to the future, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1999
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Million Dollar Hotel (2000)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, UK, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: The Million Dollar Hotel starts with a jump from a roof top that clears up a death in a hotel that was burning to the ground where a lot of strange people had been living.
Style: psychological, enigmatic, intellectual, melancholic, captivating ...
Plot: hotel, murder, investigation, suicide, love, private detective, mystery, friendship, mentally challenged, painting, alternate reality, misfit ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.7
 6K
The Door (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A successful artist loses control of his life after his young daughter's death. A chance for a new start appears, but all is not what it seems.
Style: enigmatic, suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, mind bending ...
Plot: time travel, dealing with death, time loop, time paradox, life turned upside down, couples, family relations, supernatural, father daughter relationship, bereavement, time warp, loss of family member ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.7
 79K
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: surreal, psychological, twists and turns, confusing, surprise ending ...
Plot: suicide, suicide attempt, psychiatrist, mentally unstable, obsession, unfulfillment, doctors and patients, surrealism, mental illness, mental institution, mystery, suicidal ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.6
 40K
Cube Zero (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Cube Zero is the third film in the trilogy yet this time instead of a film about people trapped in a deadly cube trying to get out we see it from the eyes of someone who is controlling the cube and the torture of the victims inside. When the nerd ...
Style: scary, surreal, clever, psychological, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, parallel world, mathematics, mystery, trap, rescue, riddles and clues, isolation, torture, race against time, captivity, memory loss ...
Time: future, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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In the Mouth of Madness (1994)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: With the disappearance of hack horror writer Sutter Cane, all Hell is breaking loose...literally! Author Cane, it seems, has a knack for description that really brings his evil creepy-crawlies to life. Insurance investigator John Trent is sent to ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, surreal, gothic, scary ...
Plot: insanity, investigation, hallucination, paranoia, small town, disappearance, monster, fantasy becomes reality, supernatural, apocalypse, writers, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new england, new hampshire, england, europe, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 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, cerebral, philosophical, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: writers, conspiracy, paranoia, murder, surrealism, insanity, death, bureaucracy, anarchist, revolutionary, alternate reality, worker ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1919, 18th century
Place: central europe, prague
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.0
 373
The Distance (2014)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Spain
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A heist film unlike any you've ever seen. In his second film (following his debut Finisterrae), Sergio Caballero plays fast and loose with all the laws of genre filmmaking. The ‘distance’ in the title is the ultimate MacGuffin - the term ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, serious, stylized, mind bending ...
Plot: supernatural, letter, supernatural power, murder, heist, mystery, crimes, supernatural ability, theft, caravan, midget, hare ...
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.9
 8K
Rabbits (2002)
Genre: Short, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: A story of a group of humanoid rabbits and their depressive, daily life. The plot includes Suzie ironing, Jane sitting on a couch, Jack walking in and out of the apartment, and the occasional solo singing number by Suzie or Jane. At one point the ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, psychological, avant garde, experimental ...
Plot: dull life, confined, mystery, dark humor, confinement indoors, isolation, surrealism, rabbit, exploitation, intrigue, unfulfillment, chaos ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Sticky Fingers of Time (1997)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A 1950s author (Terumi Matthews) is transported to 1990s Brooklyn, where she meets a woman (Nicole Zaray) who reads about her life.
Style: sexy, stylized, feminist film, thought provoking, twists and turns ...
Plot: time travel, post apocalypse, adaptation, time, manipulation, weapons, runaway, death, parallel universe, secrets, culture clash, end of the world ...
Time: future, 50s, 90s
Place: san francisco, nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Last Year at Marienbad (1961)
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: surreal, mind bending, psychological, atmospheric, philosophical ...
Plot: hotel, surrealism, memory, uncertainty, stream of consciousness, obsession, alternate reality, mystery, amnesia, romance, haunted by the past, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
White Bird in a Blizzard (2014)
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: sexy, suspenseful, surreal, cynical, humorous ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: missing person, coming of age, female nudity, dysfunctional family, teenage life, teenage girl, mystery, disappearance, gay interest, loss of mother, 17 year old, under the surface ...
Time: year 1988, 20th century, 80s, 21st century, contemporary ...
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%