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, stylized, atmospheric, offbeat, gloomy, visually appealing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, small town, stranded, imaginary, best friends, supernatural, end of the world, surrealism, adaptation, life philosophy, storytelling, creativity, dreams, drinking alcohol, drinking, existentialism, clones, teenage life, youth, mystery, time loop, alternate reality, destiny, 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, twists and turns and atmospheric films with plots about storytelling, twists & turns, life philosophy, existentialism, dialogue, mystery and first contact mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like S. Darko: Unbreakable (2000), Donnie Darko (2001), The Jacket (2005), Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992), The Butterfly Effect 2 (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.3
 392K
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: invulnerability, self discovery, supernatural ability, a vision, superhero, train crash, villain, plot twist, mystery, conflict, good versus evil, comics ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1960s, 60s, 2000s
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 748K
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, cult film ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: insanity, social misfits, supernatural ability, hallucination, time travel, imaginary friend, parallel universe, suburbs, society, prophecy, time loop, youth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1988, future
Place: virginia, usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.1
 109K
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, tricky, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, psychology, mental institution, time loop, supernatural ability, memory loss, disorder, supernatural, murder, haunted by the past, mentally unstable, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, 20th century, contemporary, 2000s ...
Place: vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, psychological, atmospheric, cult film, mind bending ...
Plot: investigation, small town life, small town, murder, hallucination, supernatural, seduction, haunted by the past, split personality, mental illness, diary, missing person ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1989, 80s, year 1988
Place: canada, philadelphia, washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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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: mind bending, suspenseful, serious, suspense, absurd ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: time travel, destiny, changing the past or future, sent to the past, supernatural ability, suicide, haunted by the past, supernatural, hopes, profanity, childhood, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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, absurd, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, time machine, time paradox, changing the past or future, time loop, inventions and discoveries, teenager, teenage life, teleportation, high school, teenage love, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s, year 2004 ...
Place: usa, woodstock, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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: 90s, 20th century, future
Place: new york, france, usa, europe, provence ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 5.9
 15K
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, suspenseful, psychological, realistic, twist ending ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: college, gossip, investigation, false accusation, teenage life, college life, mystery, dishonesty, crimes, rumor, manipulation, storytelling ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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 5.9
 37K
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, psychological, twist ending, offbeat ...
Plot: afterlife, life & death, mysterious character, mystery, couple relations, dealing with death, danger, supernatural, talking to the dead, death, crying, mentor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.6
 133K
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, neo noir, atmospheric, mind bending, serious ...
Plot: insanity, jealousy, hallucination, mystery, graphic violence, murder, transformation, prison, character change, dual identity, sexuality, mistaken identity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ 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, dramatic ...
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, twists & turns, time loop, psychology, life philosophy, supernatural ability, child abuse, memory, suicide, diary, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.2
 216K
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, twist ending, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: trap, survival, isolation, maze, trapped, captivity, danger, escape, death, mathematics, survival horror, claustrophobia ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.1
 63K
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, secret laboratory, danger, imaginary, cyborgs, alien contact, life turned upside down, supernatural, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, disability, laboratory, super strength ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, future
Place: nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.7
 65K
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, nightmare, love triangle, paranoia, doctor, jealousy, memory loss, dreams, mystery, love and romance, delusion ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: spain, madrid, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.1
 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, suspenseful, enigmatic, tricky ...
Plot: cyberpunk, paranoia, neighbor, investigation, mind game, life is a bitch, nanotechnology, mind control, robot, programmer, elevator, motor ...
Time: contemporary, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.9
 74K
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: destiny, time loop, time travel, alternate reality, dealing with death, foreknowledge, parallel world, psychic, starting over, death, couples, housewife ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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, twists and turns, mind bending, neo noir, surreal ...
Plot: lesbian, mystery, hallucination, surrealism, obsession, lesbianism, dreams, strong sexual content, alternate reality, hollywood, lesbian sex, lesbian romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
In the Mouth of Madness (1994)
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, surreal, neo noir, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: lovecraftian, insanity, hallucination, disappearance, investigation, paranoia, h.p. lovecraft, police brutality, violence, gory, mental illness, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new england, new hampshire, europe, england, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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 7.7
 184K
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: neo noir, surreal, dark, cult film, post modern ...
Plot: surrealism, mystery, sexual perversion, small town, hallucination, investigation, amateur detective, postmodernism, strong sexual content, woman in danger, innocence lost, suburbs ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.4
 348K
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, surreal, enigmatic ...
Plot: destiny, life philosophy, reincarnation, human nature, dystopic future, life & death, distopia, karma, death, multiple storylines, love and romance, supernatural ...
Time: future, 1930s, 19th century, 20th century, 21st century ...
Place: seoul, san francisco, hawaii, south korea
⇓ 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, suspenseful, atmospheric, enigmatic, mind bending
Plot: time travel, dealing with death, life turned upside down, family relations, couples, father daughter relationship, supernatural, righting the wronged, performer's life, passionate sex, doppelganger, barefoot woman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, germany
⇓ 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: erotic, psychological, sexy, disturbing, surreal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: nanny, obsession, dangerous attraction, voyeur, voyeurism, woman in danger, teenager, suburban life, alcohol, youth, danger, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 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: amnesia, mental institution, mystery, doctors and patients, future dystopia, life is a bitch, conspiracy, psychiatrist, cryogenics, imaginary, society, time travel ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1999
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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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, captivating, enigmatic, intellectual, melancholic ...
Plot: hotel, murder, investigation, private detective, mystery, deadly, mentally challenged, friendship, love, misfit, prostitute, americana ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.2
 113K
Coherence (2013)
Genre: Drama, Horror, 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, twists and turns ...
Plot: parallel world, alternate reality, disorder, friends, dinner party, time loop, power outage, asteroids and comets, quantum physics, comet, imaginary, isolation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.0
 343
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: atmospheric, stylized, serious, surreal, mind bending ...
Plot: supernatural, heist, mystery, crimes, supernatural ability, letter, supernatural power, murder, parallel world, telepathy, goat, masturbation ...
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: missing person, teenage life, coming of age, dysfunctional family, mystery, under the surface, disappearance, teenage sexuality, parents and children, family relations, life turned upside down, family problems ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, contemporary, 21st century, year 1988 ...
Place: usa, california
⇓ 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: psychological, mind bending, tense, clever, contemplative ...
Plot: time loop, addiction, time travel, group of friends, introspection, redemption, hopes, rehabilitation, youth, life is a bitch, imaginary, repeated event ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.9
 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, serious ...
Plot: conspiracy, murder, writers, investigation, expressionism, worker, secret, palaces castles and temples, insurance, life is a bitch, crimes, politics ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1919, 18th century
Place: prague, prague czech republic, central europe, prague czechoslovakia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.8
 76K
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, surreal, surprise ending, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Plot: suicide attempt, suicide, psychiatrist, doctors and patients, mentally unstable, unfulfillment, obsession, student, mystery, patient, mental illness, suicidal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%