Movies like S. Darko

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S. Darko (2009)
 3.6
 13K
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, gothic, serious, psychological, mind bending, atmospheric, offbeat, gloomy, visually appealing, cult film ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, small town, stranded, imaginary, best friends, supernatural, end of the world, surrealism, adaptation, life philosophy, storytelling, creativity, dreams, drinking, existentialism, clones, teenage life, youth, mystery, time loop, alternate reality, destiny, weird, nudity (topless - notable), dialogue ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1995, future

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Most similar movies to S. Darko

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, psychological, thought provoking and twists and turns films with plots about storytelling, dialogue, weird, existentialism, twists & turns, life philosophy and catastrophe mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like S. Darko: Unbreakable (2000), Donnie Darko (2001), The Butterfly Effect 2 (2006), The Jacket (2005), Project Almanac (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.3
 382K
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, bleak, psychological, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: supernatural ability, a vision, superhero, self discovery, villain, invulnerability, plot twist, train crash, mystery, conflict, good versus evil, comics ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s, 60s, 1960s
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 731K
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, atmospheric, cult film, captivating ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: insanity, social misfits, time travel, supernatural ability, imaginary friend, hallucination, society, suburbs, hallucinations, teenage life, supernatural, time loop ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1988, future
Place: virginia, usa, united states
⇓ 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: suspenseful, mind bending, serious, awful, bad ending ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: time travel, destiny, changing the past or future, sent to the past, suicide, profanity, couples, supernatural, imaginary, supernatural ability, hopes, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 7.1
 108K
The Jacket (2005)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, 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, bleak, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, mental institution, psychology, supernatural ability, time loop, memory loss, supernatural, disorder, murder, haunted by the past, mentally unstable, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, 20th century, contemporary, 1990s ...
Place: vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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: exciting, serious, suspenseful, futuristic, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, time machine, time paradox, changing the past or future, teenage life, high school, teenage love, friendship, teenager, time loop, time, life turned upside down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s, year 2014 ...
Place: usa, woodstock, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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, mind bending, sentimental, philosophical ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: dream, widow, romance, mystery, unfulfillment, single parent, double life, friendship, dead husband, mother daughter relationship, alternate reality, dreams ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, future
Place: new york, france, usa, europe, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ 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, cult film, psychological, mind bending ...
Plot: investigation, small town life, small town, murder, odd, hallucination, supernatural, diary, seduction, haunted by the past, split personality, mental illness ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1989, 80s, year 1988
Place: canada, philadelphia, washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.2
 105K
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, suspenseful, psychological, tense, serious ...
Plot: parallel world, alternate reality, disorder, asteroids and comets, mystery, power outage, dinner party, friends, confinement indoors, isolation, imaginary, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 5.9
 14K
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: serious, tense, suspenseful, psychological, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: college, gossip, investigation, false accusation, teenage life, college life, mystery, dishonesty, crimes, rumor, manipulation, storytelling ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.9
 36K
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, bleak, twist ending, psychological, offbeat ...
Plot: afterlife, life & death, mysterious character, couple relations, dealing with death, danger, supernatural, mystery, talking to the dead, death, crying, mentor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, twists & turns, life philosophy, psychology, supernatural ability, haunted by the past, altering history, child abuse, memory, philosophy, diary ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.9
 97K
Primer (2004)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Friends and fledgling entrepreneurs invent a device in their garage which reduces the apparent mass of any object placed inside it, but they discover that it has some highly unexpected capabilities - ones that could enable them to do and to have ...
Style: twists and turns, surreal, tricky, thought provoking, atmospheric ...
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, inventor, time machine, experiment gone awry, parallel universe, inventions and discoveries, couple relations, friends, crumbling relationship, dishonesty, experiment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.9
 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, atmospheric, serious, mind bending, contemplative ...
Plot: mental institution, mystery, doctors and patients, future dystopia, life is a bitch, amnesia, cryogenics, conspiracy, psychiatrist, time travel, society, imaginary ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, quarry, year 1999
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.7
 5K
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: serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, enigmatic, mind bending
Plot: time travel, dealing with death, life turned upside down, couples, family relations, father daughter relationship, supernatural, righting the wronged, performer's life, passionate sex, barefoot woman, sex scene ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.6
 129K
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, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, mind bending ...
Plot: insanity, neo noir, jealousy, graphic violence, murder, transformation, mystery, prison, hallucination, character change, dual identity, sexuality ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Babysitter (1995)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jennifer (Alicia Silverstone) is a lovely teen who has been hired to baby-sit the kids of Harry Tucker (J.T. Walsh) and his wife, Dolly (Lee Garlington). The Tuckers go to a party and proceed to get inebriated, with Mr. Tucker fantasizing about his ...
Style: psychological, erotic, sexy, disturbing, surreal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: nanny, obsession, dangerous attraction, voyeurism, woman in danger, teenager, suburban life, alcohol, youth, danger, couples, looking for sex ...
Time: 90s
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.7
 63K
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, atmospheric, suspenseful, captivating, enigmatic ...
Plot: psychiatrist, disfigurement, love triangle, paranoia, jealousy, doctor, nightmare, memory loss, dreams, mystery, love and romance, party ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: spain, madrid, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
In the Mouth of Madness (1995)
Genre: Drama, 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: gothic, atmospheric, surreal, scary, psychological ...
Plot: lovecraftian, hallucination, disappearance, insanity, investigation, neo noir, paranoia, police brutality, violence, h.p. lovecraft, gory, mind game ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new england, new hampshire, england, europe, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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 7.2
 209K
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, surreal, suspenseful, clever, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, isolation, trap, maze, captivity, escape, trapped, death, danger, mathematics, mysterious place, parallel world ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.1
 5K
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, suspenseful, enigmatic, tricky ...
Plot: cyberpunk, paranoia, neighbor, investigation, mind game, life is a bitch, nanotechnology, mind control, robot, programmer, elevator, package ...
Time: contemporary, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.8
 6K
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, tense, psychological, clever, contemplative ...
Plot: time loop, addiction, time travel, group of friends, introspection, redemption, rehabilitation, youth, hopes, life is a bitch, imaginary, repeated event ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.6
 88K
The Box (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Norma and Arthur Lewis, a suburban couple with a young child, receive a simple wooden box as a gift, which bears fatal and irrevocable consequences. A mysterious stranger delivers the message that the box promises to bestow upon its owner $1 million ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, suspense, enigmatic ...
Plot: conspiracy, moral dilemma, gift, human nature, money, murder, experiment, mystery, button, decision, sacrifice, under the surface ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: virginia, usa, langley virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.1
 62K
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, suspenseful, suspense, futuristic, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hacker, danger, secret laboratory, imaginary, supernatural, life turned upside down, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, disability, cyborgs, laboratory, alien contact, super strength ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, future
Place: nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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, mind bending, twists and turns, atmospheric, surreal ...
Plot: lesbian, mystery, lesbian sex, neo noir, obsession, hollywood, hallucination, strong sexual content, lesbianism, dreams, alternate reality, surrealism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, hollywood star
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.7
 178K
Blue Velvet (1986)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The discovery of a severed human ear found in a field leads a young man on an investigation related to a beautiful, mysterious nightclub singer and a group of criminals who have kidnapped her child.
Style: dark, surreal, cult film, post modern, enigmatic ...
Plot: neo noir, surrealism, sexual perversion, mystery, small town, investigation, amateur detective, postmodernism, strong sexual content, woman in danger, hallucination, innocence lost ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.4
 1K
Lights Out (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: March 1992, in a small town in the suburbs of Paris. During an alcohol fueled party, teenagers discover a body hidden in the bushes of a forest. A body that seems lifeless. Two weeks earlier. Simon, a 16 year-old teenager, has not shown up for ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, tense, bleak, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: missing child, investigation, youth, crimes, small town, teenage life, high school life, murder, suburbs, high school, social relations, family problems ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, cynical, surreal, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: missing person, teenage life, coming of age, mystery, under the surface, disappearance, teenage sexuality, parents and children, family relations, dysfunctional family, 17 year old, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, year 1988 ...
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.4
 342K
Cloud Atlas (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Germany, Hong Kong, Singapore, China
Duration: 172 min.
Story: A set of six nested stories spanning time between the 19th century and a distant post-apocalyptic future. Cloud Atlas explores how the actions and consequences of individual lives impact one another throughout the past, the present and the future. ...
Style: thought provoking, atmospheric, psychological, enigmatic, surreal ...
Plot: life philosophy, destiny, reincarnation, human nature, death, life & death, dystopic future, karma, love and romance, supernatural, tribe, graphic violence ...
Time: future, 1930s, 19th century, 20th century, 21st century ...
Place: seoul, san francisco, hawaii, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.8
 6K
Millennium (1989)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 108 min.
Story: An investigator seeking the cause of an airline disaster discovers the involvement of an organisation of time travellers from a future Earth irreparably polluted who seek to rejuvenate the human race from those about to die in the past. Based on a ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, offbeat, bleak, serious ...
Plot: airplane, time travel, air disaster, catastrophe, time warp, collision, investigation, airport, scientist, sole survivor, investigator, paradox ...
Time: future, year 1963
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: dark humor, cynical, allegory, surreal, enigmatic ...
Plot: apocalypse, chaos, future dystopia, end of the world, prophecy, split personality, smuggling, conspiracy, dishonesty, life is a bitch, alternate reality, terrorist ...
Time: future, year 2008, year 2005, near future, 2000s
Place: los angeles, california, middle east, afghanistan, southern california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%