Movies like The Science of Sleep

If you like "The Science of Sleep" you are looking for surreal, stylized and psychological movies about / with escape, jealousy, nightmare, sex, dream, magic and cloud themes of Comedy, Drama and Fantasy genre shot in France or Italy.
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The Science of Sleep (2006)
 7.3
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The Science of Sleep (2006)
Original name: La Science des rêves
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A man entranced by his dreams and imagination is lovestruck with a French woman and feels he can show her his world.
Style: surreal, stylized, psychological, humorous, semi serious, clever, offbeat, atmospheric, witty, mind bending ...
Audience: date night
Plot: escape, jealousy, nightmare, sex, dream, magic, cloud, skyscraper, artist, imagination, love, friendship, art, romance, painting, pianist, boat, backstage, new job, dancer, horse, gay slur, letter, french, trapped ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, france, europe, latin america, paris france, mexico city

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Most similar movies to The Science of Sleep

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out semi serious, humorous, melancholic and interesting films with plots about storytelling, loneliness, mentor, life philosophy, romance, relationships and destiny mostly in Romance, Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Science of Sleep: Mood Indigo (2013), Mr. Nobody (2009), The Good Night (2007), Stranger Than Fiction (2006), Midnight in Paris (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Joel Barish, heartbroken that his girlfriend underwent a procedure to erase him from her memory, decides to do the same. However, as he watches his memories of her fade away, he realises that he still loves her, and may be too late to correct his ...
Style: psychological, captivating, mind bending, clever, offbeat ...
Audience: date night
Plot: introspection, love and romance, couple relations, power of love, mind control, memory loss, couples, love story, love, brainwashing, dreams, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, mcdonald's restaurant
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 6.5
 14K
Mood Indigo (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 131 min.
Story: A woman suffers from an unusual illness caused by a flower growing in her lungs.
Style: surreal, stylized, offbeat, semi serious, clever ...
Audience: date night
Plot: honeymoon, collector, romance, jazz, tragic love, love and romance, unfulfillment, love affair, inventions and discoveries, escapades, surrealism, loss of fortune ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
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Mr. Nobody (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Belgium, Germany, Canada, France, USA, UK
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Nemo Nobody leads an ordinary existence with his wife and 3 children; one day, he wakes up as a mortal centenarian in the year 2092.
Style: psychological, futuristic, mind bending, offbeat, surreal ...
Audience: date night
Plot: destiny, utopia, teenage love, depression, alternate reality, romance, love affair, parallel world, postmodernism, philosophy, childhood, divorce ...
Time: future, 20th century, 21st century, year 1975
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Good Night (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Music, Romance
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Gary, a musician, is trapped in an unhappy relationship with his live-in lover, Dora. He becomes enthralled with a beautiful seductress who enters his dreams, and tries to control his dream-state so he can spend more and more time with her. When ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, offbeat, sincere, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: midlife crisis, dream, friendship, fall in love, romance, couple relations, friends, love and romance, couples, musician's life, thirtysomething life, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, usa, london, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Stranger Than Fiction (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Everybody knows that your life is a story. But what if a story was your life? Harold Crick is your average IRS agent: monotonous, boring, and repetitive. But one day this all changes when Harold begins to hear an author inside his head narrating his ...
Style: offbeat, clever, talky, surreal, witty ...
Plot: death, professor, dying, literature, writer's life, novelist, human nature, publisher, love, psychiatrist, insanity, self sacrifice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Midnight in Paris (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Spain, USA, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A romantic comedy about a family traveling to the French capital for business. The party includes a young engaged couple forced to confront the illusion that a life different from their own is better.
Style: witty, talky, clever, surreal, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: time travel, writer's life, bohemian life, french, painting, midnight, past, painter, back in time, romance, doubts and hesitations, magical ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 1920s, 1890s ...
Place: france, europe, paris france, montmartre paris
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.3
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Amelie (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 122 min.
Story: At a tiny Parisian café, the adorable yet painfully shy Amélie (Audrey Tautou) accidentally discovers a gift for helping others. Soon Amelie is spending her days as a matchmaker, guardian angel, and all-around do-gooder. But when she bumps into a ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, sweet, offbeat ...
Audience: date night
Plot: optimism, loneliness, social relations, love and romance, looking for love, fall in love, hopes, loner, life, lifestyle change, destiny, changing lives ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s
Place: france, paris france, europe, montmartre paris, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
My Wife Is an Actress (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: My Wife is an Actress is a French Romantic Comedy/Drama film starring real life couple Yvan Attal and Charlotte Gainsbourg. Attal plays a journalist who becomes obsessively jealous when his actress wife gets a part in a movie with an attractive ...
Style: clever, semi serious, realistic, humorous, witty ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: romance, actor's life, couple relations, sexual relations, relationship vs career, artists and showbiz, dishonesty, love and romance, couples, journalism, adultery, jealous spouse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, london, england, europe, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Twice Upon a Yesterday (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Spain, France, UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Victor Bukowski is an out-of-work actor with problems. He's got a lousy agent, he has a habit of falling out with directors and he's still in love with his ex-girlfriend. However, Victor is about to embark on an unexpected emotional ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, offbeat, touching, romantic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: destiny, love, actor, time travel, romance, couple relations, love affair, friends, fall in love, love and romance, couples, hopes ...
Place: india, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Girl on the Bridge (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It's night on a Paris bridge. A girl leans over Seine River with tears in her eyes and a violent yearning to drown her sorrows. Out of nowhere someone takes an interest in her. He is Gabor, a knife thrower who needs a human target for his show. ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching, gloomy ...
Audience: date night
Plot: gambling, starting over, knife, bridge, romance, couple relations, fall in love, suicide, knife throwing, love and romance, couples, love affair ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, greece, paris france, glasgow scotland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
When the Cat's Away (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When Chloe (Garance Clavel), a young Parisian, decides to take a long-overdue vacation, she has to find someone to look after Gris-Gris, her beloved cat. Everyone, including her gay male roommate, refuses to help her, but she finally makes an ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, touching, clever ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, cat, human nature, self discovery, couple relations, romance, suburbs, urban, looking for love, fall in love, city life, love and romance ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: france, europe, paris france, new jersey, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.2
 89K
Ruby Sparks (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Calvin is a young novelist who achieved phenomenal success early in his career but is now struggling with his writing – as well as his romantic life. Finally, he makes a breakthrough and creates a character named Ruby who inspires him. When Calvin ...
Style: clever, talky, semi serious, surreal, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: therapy, dream, novelist, romance, wish come true, dog, writer's life, postmodernism, drugs/alcohol, looking for love, loneliness, imaginary friend ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
500 Days of Summer (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Tom, greeting-card writer and hopeless romantic, is caught completely off-guard when his girlfriend, Summer, suddenly dumps him. He reflects on their 500 days together to try to figure out where their love affair went sour, and in doing so, Tom ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, humorous, sweet, romantic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teen drama, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, breakup, couple relations, fall in love, couples, unfulfilled love, heartache, love, life philosophy, architect, friendship, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Wristcutters: A Love Story (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Zia, distraught over breaking up with his girlfriend, decides to end it all. Unfortunately, he discovers that there is no real ending, only a run-down afterlife that is strikingly similar to his old one, just a bit worse. Discovering that his ...
Style: offbeat, humorous, clever, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: afterlife, on the road, depression, suicide, death, toast, grocery store, record player, russian, romance, hitchhiker, roommate ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.0
 18K
Russian Dolls (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, UK
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Five years after their summer together in Barcelona, Xavier, William, Wendy, Martine and Isabelle reunite.
Style: clever, semi serious, realistic, witty, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: lesbian, friendship, ballet, sex, wedding, romance, model, birthday, couple relations, friends, ship, screenwriter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, london, europe, st. petersburg russia, saint petersburg ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
2 Days in Paris (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Adam Goldberg delivers "an uproarious study in transatlantic culture panic" as Jack, an anxious, hypochondriac-prone New Yorker vacationing throughout Europe with his breezy, free-spirited Parisian girlfriend, Marion. But when they make a ...
Style: talky, realistic, semi serious, humorous, sincere ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: culture clash, photographer, french, taxi driver, taxi, romance, vacation, couples, restaurant owner, relationship problems, urban, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, paris france, new york, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.2
 78K
Cashback (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After a painful breakup, Ben develops insomnia. To kill time, he starts working the late night shift at the local supermarket, where his artistic imagination runs wild.
Style: clever, semi serious, atmospheric, humorous, witty ...
Plot: insomnia, sexual attraction, art, time, introspection, boredom, supermarket, memory, painting, sexual fantasy, art school, imagination ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Too Beautiful for You (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A car dealer, well-to-do and with a beautiful wife, finds himself attracted to his rather plain new temporary secretary. Despite her own commitments she feels the same and the two soon embark on an affair. Though it would seem it has happened before ...
Style: talky, cynical, semi serious, clever, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, love affair, romance, fall in love, dishonesty, love and romance, couples, couple relations, workplace romance, adultery, dealer ...
Time: 80s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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Euro Pudding (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Spain
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A strait-laced French student moves into an apartment in Barcelona with a cast of six other characters from all over Europe. Together, they speak the international language of love and friendship.
Style: realistic, sentimental, semi serious, humorous, clever ...
Audience: date night
Plot: roommate, friendship, youth, student, travel, college life, infidelity, prejudice, french, hippie, lesbian, party ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: barcelona, spain, france, barcelona spain, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.7
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Samba (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Samba migrated to France 10 years ago from Senegal, and has since been plugging away at various lowly jobs. Alice is a senior executive who has recently undergone a burnout. Both struggle to get out of their dead-end lives. Samba's willing to ...
Style: touching, uplifting, sincere, captivating, romantic ...
Plot: immigrants, friendship, social differences, society, betrayal, culture clash, illegal immigrant, fake identity, survival, love story, justice, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: france, europe, paris france, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
New York, I Love You (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: New York, I Love You delves into the intimate lives of New Yorkers as they grapple with, delight in and search for love. Journey from the Diamond District in the heart of Manhattan, through Chinatown and the Upper East Side, towards the Village, ...
Style: sexy, witty, semi serious, talky, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, taxi, artist, thief, couple relations, urban, fall in love, culture clash, city life, love and romance, couples, young lovers ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Paris, I Love You (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Germany, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Olivier Assayas, Gus Van Sant, Wes Craven and Alfonso Cuaron are among the 20 distinguished directors who contribute to this collection of 18 stories, each exploring a different aspect of Parisian life. The colourful characters in this drama include ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, semi serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Audience: date night
Plot: tourist, looking for love, loneliness, subway, romance, cowboy, dating, running, human nature, french, new love, nanny ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, paris france, montmartre paris
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.1
 29K
Angel-A (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A beautiful and mysterious woman helps an inept scam artist get his game together...but is their meeting purely coincidence?
Style: semi serious, melancholic, philosophical, intellectual, emotional ...
Audience: date night
Plot: angel, romance, fall in love, gangsters, french, disorder, suicide attempt, love story, life philosophy, pimp, low self esteem, loneliness ...
Time: 2000s
Place: france, europe, paris france, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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 6.2
 8K
The Future (2011)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Germany, USA, France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When a couple decides to adopt a stray cat their perspective on life changes radically, literally altering the course of time and space and testing their faith in each other and themselves.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, semi serious, offbeat, emotional ...
Plot: infidelity, couple relations, destiny, suburbs, unfulfillment, couples, disorder, pets, follow your dream, human nature, road not taken, life turned upside down ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Lawless Heart (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In a British seaside resort, several lives intertwine following the funeral of a gay restaurant owner
Style: talky, semi serious, sentimental, realistic, touching ...
Plot: infidelity, gays and lesbians, dealing with death, resort, couple relations, love affair, love and romance, couples, gender, gay, wine, depression ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 18th century
Place: england, europe, prague, france, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Broken English (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Japan, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Nora Wilder (Parker Posey), a single, career woman works at a Manhattan boutique hotel where her excellent skills in guest relations lack in the romantic department. If it is not her loving and dominant mother (Gena Rowlands) attempting to set her ...
Style: semi serious, clever, touching, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, romance, looking for love, fall in love, single, career woman, love and romance, couples, friends, urban, couple relations, sexual relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, europe, usa, new york, croatia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Warm Water Under a Red Bridge (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan, France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A newly unemployed salaryman meets a particularly sexual woman.
Style: surreal, sentimental, semi serious, humorous, sincere ...
Plot: village, small town, sexuality, sexual relations, romance, hopes, fishing village, love and romance, couples, social relations, mysterious character, unlikely couple ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, hong kong, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Love Me If You Dare (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 93 min.
Story: As adults, best friends Julien and Sophie continue the odd game they started as children -- a fearless competition to outdo one another with daring and outrageous stunts. While they often act out to relieve one another's pain, their game might ...
Style: dark humor, sexy, surreal, emotional, disturbing ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: youth, prank, french, friendship, destiny, romance, best friends, competition, contests and competitions, love hate, music box, game ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
And Your Mother Too! (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In Mexico, two teenage boys and an attractive older woman embark on a road trip and learn a thing or two about life, friendship, sex, and each other.
Style: sexy, humorous, realistic, semi serious, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sexuality, coming of age, age difference, masturbation, road trip, sex, friendship, teenager, on the road, beach, male friendship, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Dream for an Insomniac (1996)
Genre: Romance, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A girl with insomnia who works in a coffee house has impossibly high standards for her love and fears she will never meet a worthy man. Then in walks a new employee and they click - until she discovers he has a girlfriend. Undaunted, she moves to ...
Style: witty, semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: insomnia, friends, friendship, dream, cafe, sex, police, jealousy, dancing, romance, love, fall in love ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, san francisco, usa, oakland california, vancouver ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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