Movies like The Science of Sleep

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The Science of Sleep (2006)
 7.2
 69K
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, psychological, sentimental, meditative, stylized, non-linear, clever, atmospheric, mind bending, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: daydreamer, dreams, magic, escape from reality, friendship, painting, new job, romance, introspection, love, young man, unfulfilled love, visionary, escape, fictional reality, artist, air disaster, police officer, party, sleeping, pianist, neighbor, boat, skyscraper, letter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, mexico, france, latin america, europe, mexico city

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out melancholic, visually appealing, semi serious and thought provoking films with plots about life philosophy, loneliness, love and romance, romance, storytelling, love and mentor mostly in Romance, Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Science of Sleep: Mood Indigo (2013), Midnight in Paris (2011), Mr. Nobody (2009), Amelie (2001), The Good Night (2007). 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: melancholic, surreal, mind bending, psychological, romantic ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: surrealism, introspection, existentialism, couple relations, love, couples, borderline personality disorder, memory loss, love and romance, amnesia, disorder, deja vu ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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90%
 6.5
 16K
Mood Indigo (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A woman suffers from an unusual illness caused by a flower growing in her lungs.
Style: surreal, sentimental, touching, art house, stylized ...
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, surrealism, philosophy, love affair, honeymoon, love and romance, collector, escapades, tragic love, marriage proposal, unfulfillment, loss of fortune ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france, europe
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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: feel good, stylized, surreal, witty, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: time travel, bohemian life, literature, writer's life, painter, writers, nostalgia, fall in love, life philosophy, french, weirdo, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 19th century, contemporary, 1920s ...
Place: paris france, france, versailles, europe, montmartre paris
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 7.8
 232K
Mr. Nobody (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Belgium, Germany, Canada, France, UK, Luxembourg, USA
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: philosophical, mind bending, surreal, psychological, thought provoking ...
Audience: date night
Plot: surrealism, depression, destiny, alternate reality, life changing experience, utopia, philosophy, parallel world, love and romance, immortality, teenage love, time ...
Time: future, 21st century, 20th century, year 1975
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 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: touching, feel good, stylized, inspirational, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: loneliness, existentialism, fall in love, life philosophy, looking for love, surrealism, optimism, social relations, love, lifestyle change, weirdo, cafe ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1997, 90s, 70s ...
Place: paris france, france, europe, montmartre paris, quebec
⇓ 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: humorous, sincere, semi serious, melancholic, emotional ...
Audience: date night
Plot: midlife crisis, friendship, dream, thirtysomething life, romance, love and romance, couple relations, fall in love, couples, lifestyle, musician's life, advertising ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, new york, london, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: humorous, semi serious, depressing, road movie, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: suicide, afterlife, depression, death, hitchhiker, purgatory, russian, supernatural romance, friendship, dealing with death, supernatural, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Stranger Than Fiction (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, UK
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: surreal, humorous, witty, talky, semi serious ...
Plot: death, destiny, professor, dying, writer's life, publisher, human nature, paranoia, literature, life turned upside down, love and romance, self discovery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Wings of Desire (1987)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: West Germany, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Wings of Desire is Wim Wender’s artistically beautiful film about the lonely and immortal life of angels during a post-war Berlin. It’s a poetic journey from the perspective of the angels of which one falls in love with a living woman and wants ...
Style: meditative, atmospheric, cerebral, surreal, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: angel, immortality, mortality, diary, desire, dream, impossible love, german, afterlife, fall in love, supernatural, romance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: germany, berlin germany, europe, west germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Edward Scissorhands (1990)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A small suburban town receives a visit from a castaway unfinished science experiment named Edward.
Style: gothic, surreal, dark fantasy, sentimental, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night, teens, family outing, kids
Plot: loneliness, goth, social misfits, surrealism, freak, romance, love, fall in love, human nature, impossible love, fish out of water, bully ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 90s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ 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: semi serious, touching, witty, humorous, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: jealous husband, nudity (full frontal - brief), romance, lifestyle, dishonesty, relationship vs career, couple relations, journalism, actor's life, couples, love story, actress ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, london, paris france, england, europe ...
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26%
 7.2
 101K
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: semi serious, humorous, surreal, psychological, sweet ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: bittersweet, magic realism, dream, novelist, romance, loneliness, writer's block, family relations, imaginary character, career, success, postmodernism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: feel good, realistic, semi serious, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, cat, love and romance, gays and lesbians, romance, couples, friends, family relations, self discovery, introspection, couple relations, suburbs ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, france, europe, new jersey, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 8.1
 261K
Before Sunset (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Nine years ago two strangers met by chance and spent a night in Vienna that ended before sunrise. They are about to meet for the first time since. Now they have one afternoon to find out if they belong together.
Style: philosophical, sincere, semi serious, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: lovers reunited, love and romance, romance, writers, introspection, lifestyle, road not taken, unfulfilled love, lovers, encounter, couple relations, regret ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, new york, budapest, warsaw poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: sentimental, psychological, touching, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: starting over, gambling, romance, haunted by the past, older man younger woman relationship, suicidal, fall in love, life & death, loneliness, existentialism, sexuality, mentor ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, france, europe, turkey, glasgow scotland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: humorous, artsy, witty, melancholic, talky ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: photographer, culture clash, french, fish out of water, romance, society, lifestyle, sexual relations, relationship problems, vacation, taxi driver, taxi ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france, venice, new york, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, sentimental, atmospheric, talky, emotional ...
Audience: date night
Plot: tourist, dating, loneliness, looking for love, fall in love, love affair, romance, lifestyle, human relationship, new love, young woman, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: paris france, france, europe, montmartre paris
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.0
 20K
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: feel good, witty, humorous, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: date night, family outing
Plot: friendship, lesbian, romance, looking for love, love triangle, lifestyle, understanding, writer's life, old love, model, birthday, screenwriter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: paris france, london, france, europe, english channel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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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, touching, humorous, sexy, romantic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: destiny, love, time travel, love and romance, romance, hopes, couples, couple relations, fall in love, love affair, friends, ex girlfriend ...
Place: london, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.1
 87K
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: atmospheric, witty, humorous, meditative, stylized ...
Plot: introspection, sexual attraction, time freeze, stopped time, breakup, nightshift, art, insomnia, nudity (full frontal - brief), student, painting, time ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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: sweet, realistic, sentimental, talky, emotional ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, teens, teen drama
Plot: breakup, couple relations, relationships, love and romance, love, life philosophy, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, unfulfilled love, dating, destiny, depression, unrequited love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Lawless Heart (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In a British seaside resort, several lives intertwine following the funeral of a gay restaurant owner
Style: sentimental, touching, semi serious, melancholic, entertaining ...
Plot: infidelity, love and romance, love affair, couple relations, dealing with death, gay, friendship, adultery, male female relationship, sex, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, relationships ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 18th century
Place: england, europe, london, france, prague
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.6
 16K
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: uplifting, touching, sincere, captivating, semi serious ...
Plot: immigrants, friendship, social differences, illegal immigrant, society, betrayal, fake identity, culture clash, interracial relations, love story, justice, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: france, paris france, europe, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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Warm Water Under a Red Bridge (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan, France
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A newly unemployed salaryman meets a particularly sexual woman.
Style: surreal, touching, sentimental, sincere, romantic ...
Plot: romance, love affair, self discovery, unlikely couple, starting over, mysterious character, couple relations, sexual relations, couples, sexuality, adultery, village ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, post world war two
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, hong kong, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Only Lovers Left Alive (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: UK, Germany, Greece, France
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A depressed musician reunites with his lover in the desolate streets of Detroit. Though their romance has endured several centuries, it is tested by the arrival of her capricious and unpredictable younger sister.
Style: atmospheric, artsy, stylized, melancholic, gloomy ...
Audience: date night
Plot: vampire, goth, musician, eternal life, immortality, lovers reunited, supernatural romance, love, love and romance, family relations, fate of humanity, true love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, year 1975, year 1968
Place: detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
New York, I Love You (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Bahrain
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, talky, realistic, touching, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: interracial relations, romance, lifestyle, young lovers, fall in love, looking for love, city life, couple relations, couples, friendship, love affair, old love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, paris france, coney island brooklyn new york city, brooklyn new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 8.1
 622K
Groundhog Day (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A narcissistic TV weatherman, along with his attractive-but-distant producer and mawkish cameraman, is sent to report on Groundhog Day in the small town of Punxsutawney, where he finds himself repeating the same day over and over.
Style: philosophical, feel good, humorous, sentimental, witty ...
Audience: date night, teens, kids
Plot: time loop, life philosophy, existentialism, small town, time warp, time travel, idealism, nothing goes right, alternate reality, repeated event, love and romance, initially antagonists ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, future
Place: pennsylvania, usa, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Spanish Apartment (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: feel good, humorous, sentimental, touching, realistic ...
Audience: date night, family outing, girls' night
Plot: roommate, french, friendship, college life, infidelity, prejudice, travel, lifestyle, love triangle, youth, group of friends, student ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: barcelona, spain, france, paris france, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Broken English (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Japan, USA
Duration: 93 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: sentimental, light, sweet, emotional, sexy ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, romance, looking for love, single, cliche, thirtysomething life, loneliness, dating, hung over, language barrier, self discovery, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, new york, croatia, france, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.7
 19K
Comet (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When a chance encounter brings together the cynical Dell and the quick-witted Kimberly, the stage is set for a tempestuous love affair that unfolds like a puzzle. As the film zigzags back and forth in time-from a meteor shower in LA, to an encounter ...
Style: sentimental, touching, humorous, semi serious, surreal ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love affair, romance, unlikely couple, couples, love and romance, fall in love, meteor shower, american football, sex dream, relationships, parallel world, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, new york, portland oregon, wisconsin ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%