Movies like The Science of Sleep

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The Science of Sleep (2006)
 7.3
 67K
The Science of Sleep (2006)
Original name: La Science des rêves
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: France, Italy, USA
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, contemplative, meditative, stylized, non-linear, clever, humorous, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night
Plot: daydreamer, escape from reality, friendship, new job, dreams, romance, introspection, love, dancer, imaginary, young man, unfulfilled love, visionary, escape, fictional reality, magic, artist, horse, air disaster, party, sleeping, french, pianist, boat, skyscraper ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, mexico, europe, latin america, mexico city

Most similar movies to The Science of Sleep

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out melancholic, visually appealing, semi serious and thought provoking films with plots about storytelling, loneliness, life philosophy, mentor, destiny, love and romance mostly in Romance, Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Science of Sleep: Amelie (2001), Mr. Nobody (2009), Mood Indigo (2013), Midnight in Paris (2011), Wristcutters: A Love Story (2006). 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, psychological, surreal, mind bending, romantic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: surrealism, existentialism, introspection, love, love and romance, love story, power of love, couple relations, couples, brainwashing, memory loss, dreams ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 8.3
 695K
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, fall in love, looking for love, optimism, social relations, life, life philosophy, love, love and romance, lifestyle change, weirdo, shyness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1990s, year 1997, 90s ...
Place: paris france, france, europe, montmartre paris, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 213K
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: psychological, philosophical, mind bending, thought provoking, surreal ...
Audience: date night
Plot: utopia, depression, destiny, life changing experience, alternate reality, philosophy, parallel world, family relations, surrealism, teenage love, romance, imaginary ...
Time: future, 21st century, 20th century, year 1975
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 15K
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, sentimental, touching, art house, stylized ...
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, surrealism, philosophy, love affair, honeymoon, love and romance, collector, escapades, tragic love, marriage proposal, loss of fortune, job seeking ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Midnight in Paris (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Spain, USA, France
Duration: 96 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: stylized, witty, feel good, contemplative, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: time travel, literature, writer's life, bohemian life, midnight, french, past, love and romance, painting, vacation, encounter, writers ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 19th century, contemporary, 1920s ...
Place: paris france, france, versailles, europe, montmartre paris
⇓ 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, contemplative, semi serious, depressing, road movie ...
Plot: suicide, depression, afterlife, death, russian, purgatory, friendship, dealing with death, supernatural, love and romance, starting over, regret ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, turkey
⇓ 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: sincere, humorous, semi serious, melancholic, emotional ...
Audience: date night
Plot: midlife crisis, friendship, dream, thirtysomething life, romance, love and romance, couple relations, fall in love, lifestyle, musician's life, couples, advertising ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, new york, usa, london, new jersey
⇓ 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: humorous, witty, surreal, talky, semi serious ...
Plot: destiny, death, dying, professor, writer's life, human nature, paranoia, life turned upside down, love and romance, self discovery, love, writers ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.1
 32K
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: philosophical, semi serious, intellectual, melancholic, emotional ...
Audience: date night
Plot: angel, low self esteem, loneliness, romance, french, fall in love, gangsters, supernatural romance, love story, disorder, suicide attempt, pimp ...
Time: 2000s
Place: paris france, france, europe, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, surreal, touching, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: immortality, angel, mortality, desire, diary, dream, impossible love, german, fall in love, romance, supernatural, supernatural romance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: germany, berlin germany, europe, west germany
⇓ 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, humorous, witty, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: romance, lifestyle, dishonesty, journalism, actor's life, couples, couple relations, relationship vs career, nudity (full frontal - brief), film within a film, jealous husband, actress ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, london, paris france, europe, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.2
 95K
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, sweet, witty ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: dream, novelist, loneliness, imaginary character, looking for love, wish come true, therapy, couple relations, writer's life, fictional reality, writing, dog ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, humorous, sentimental, clever ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, cat, urban, city life, looking for love, suburbs, couple relations, introspection, fall in love, human nature, couples, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: paris france, france, europe, new jersey, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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, sweet, sentimental, talky, emotional ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, teen drama, girls' night
Plot: breakup, love and romance, couple relations, love, life philosophy, relationships, unrequited love, dating, destiny, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, unfulfilled love, heartache ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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, gloomy ...
Audience: date night
Plot: starting over, gambling, romance, haunted by the past, suicidal, fall in love, knife throwing, knife, bridge, life & death, loneliness, existentialism ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, france, europe, istanbul turkey, glasgow scotland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 8.1
 231K
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: sincere, sentimental, contemplative, semi serious, emotional ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, reunion, lovers reunited, introspection, lifestyle, romance, unfulfilled love, lovers, encounter, regret, writers, marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, budapest, new york, budapest hungary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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, sentimental, anthology, talky ...
Audience: date night
Plot: tourist, dating, loneliness, looking for love, fall in love, love affair, romance, lifestyle, new love, siblings relations, city life, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: paris france, france, europe, montmartre paris
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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, contemplative, artsy, witty, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: culture clash, photographer, fish out of water, romance, lifestyle, society, sexual relations, profanity, french, relationship problems, sex, vacation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france, venice, new york, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Movie in collections
 7.0
 19K
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, sentimental, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, lesbian, romance, lifestyle, looking for love, love triangle, understanding, writer's life, old love, model, birthday, ballerina ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: paris france, london, france, europe, st. petersburg russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.8
 17K
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, surreal, offbeat ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love affair, romance, unlikely couple, love and romance, couples, falling in love, fall in love, meteor shower, relationships, couple relations, parallel world, imaginary ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, paris france, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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, touching, offbeat, romantic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: destiny, love, time travel, actor, love and romance, romance, fall in love, love affair, hopes, couples, couple relations, female director ...
Place: london, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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: talky, sexy, realistic, feel good, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night
Plot: young people, interracial relations, romance, young lovers, lifestyle, couples, city life, fall in love, looking for love, couple relations, friendship, love affair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, paris france, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ 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: feel good, humorous, semi serious, sentimental, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens, chick flick
Plot: insomnia, friends, jealousy, cafe, romance, love, unlikely couple, looking for love, fall in love, couple relations, love triangle, friendship ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, los angeles, usa, vancouver, oakland california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Movie in collections
 7.2
 82K
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: witty, atmospheric, humorous, meditative, semi serious ...
Plot: introspection, insomnia, breakup, sexual attraction, art, nightshift, student, painting, romance, nudity (full frontal - brief), lifestyle, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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: sentimental, light, sweet, emotional, sexy ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, romance, looking for love, single, thirtysomething life, cliche, loneliness, dating, hung over, language barrier, self discovery, friends ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, new york, france, europe, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 7.0
 104K
Swiss Army Man (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, Sweden
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Alone on a tiny deserted island, Hank has given up all hope of ever making it home again. But one day everything changes when a dead body washes ashore, and he soon realizes it may be his last opportunity to escape certain death. Armed with his new ...
Style: surreal, gross out humor, dark humor, touching, melancholic ...
Plot: surrealism, survival, corpse, life philosophy, friendship, loneliness, life & death, unlikely friendships, stranded, imagination, beach, wilderness ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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: touching, sentimental, semi serious, melancholic, talky ...
Plot: infidelity, love and romance, love affair, dealing with death, gay, friendship, adultery, sex, eccentricity, bittersweet, resort, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 18th century
Place: england, europe, london, prague, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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: cynical, talky, humorous, clever, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, bittersweet, dishonesty, romance, dealer, couples, couple relations, fall in love, workplace romance, love affair, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.7
 15K
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, survival, love story, justice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: france, paris france, europe, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.2
 8K
The Future (2011)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: France, Germany, USA, UK
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, sentimental, emotional, meditative, mind bending ...
Plot: infidelity, destiny, pets, follow your dream, human nature, life turned upside down, road not taken, disorder, couples, hopes, dishonesty, nursing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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