Movies like Seconds

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Seconds (1966)
 7.7
 17K
Seconds (1966)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A secret organisation offers wealthy people a second chance at life. The customer picks out someone they want to be and the organisation surgically alters the customer to look like the intended person, stages the customer's death, gets rid of the intended person and the customer takes on a new life.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, gloomy, stylized, surreal, serious, suspenseful, cult film, surprise ending, psychedelic ...
Plot: haunted by the past, surgery, midlife crisis, murder, faked death, plastic surgery, redemption, crimes, mystery, starting over, dishonesty, secret identity, mind game, downfall, deadly, hidden identity, golden years, airplane, party, friendship, death, female nudity, train, beach, wine ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: new york, california, manhattan new york city, malibu california, grand central station manhattan new york city

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Most similar movies to Seconds

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, psychological and atmospheric films with plots about murder, death, dialogue, catastrophe, storytelling, paranoia and deadly mostly in Thriller, Sci-Fi and Mystery genres. Some movies like Seconds: Vanilla Sky (2001), The I Inside (2004), The Cell (2000), Altered States (1980), Zenith (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.9
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Vanilla Sky (2001)
Genre: Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Spain
Duration: 136 min.
Story: David Aames has it all: wealth, good looks and gorgeous women on his arm. But just as he begins falling for the warmhearted Sofia, his face is horribly disfigured in a car accident. That's just the beginning of his troubles as the lines between ...
Style: psychological, enigmatic, surreal, philosophical, twist ending ...
Plot: surrealism, hallucination, love triangle, disfigurement, love, virtual reality, tragic love, lost love, nightmare, disfigured face, obsession, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 22nd century, future
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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100%
 6.1
 10K
The I Inside (2004)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Simon Cable wakes up in a hospital bed, confused and disoriented. He soon discovers from doctors that he has amnesia and is unable to remember the last two years of his life. Cable investigates what has happened to him and slowly pieces together his ...
Style: psychological, mind bending, atmospheric, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: memory loss, hospital, mystery, murder, nightmare, memory, uncover truth, mind game, paranoia, dishonesty, investigation, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, year 2000, year 2002
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.3
 96K
The Cell (2000)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A psychotherapist journeys inside a comatose serial killer in the hopes of saving his latest victim.
Style: surreal, psychological, scary, serious, stylized ...
Plot: serial killer, mind game, virtual reality, psychiatrist, drowning, schizophrenia, race against time, swat, graphic violence, woman in danger, surrealism, investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.9
 33K
Altered States (1980)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A research scientist (William Hurt) explores the boundaries and frontiers of consciousness. Using sensory deprivation and hallucinogenic mixtures from native American shamans, he explores these altered states of consciousness and finds that memory, ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, psychedelic, scary ...
Plot: experiment gone awry, obsession, science, isolation, genetics, psychologist, transformation, university, genetically altered, danger, mad scientist, insanity ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1960s, year 1967, 60s
Place: california, africa, san francisco, new york, boston ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 6.3
 1K
Zenith (2010)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In a hellish future where human beings have become stupefied by the state of permanent happiness they have been genetically altered to experience, Jack offers relief via drugs that cause his customers the welcome phenomenon of pain. But when Jack ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, psychological, serious, experimental ...
Plot: mind game, conspiracy, investigation, uncover truth, track down, obsession, life is a bitch, society, crimes, love and romance, fall in love, dishonesty ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes (1963)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: The story concerns Dr James Xavier, ably portrayed by Ray Milland. He has invented a serum for improving human vision. When his funding is cut he proceeds to experiment on himself -- with horrifying results. From the director who gave you Swamp ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, scary, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: monkey, hospital, experiment, scientist, surgery, supernatural, supernatural ability, experimenting, experiment gone awry, gambling, laboratory, scheming ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: las vegas, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
God Told Me To (1976)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Sci-Fi, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A New York detective investigates a series of murders committed by random New Yorkers who claim that "God told them to."
Style: suspenseful, rough, scary, enigmatic, offbeat ...
Plot: police investigation, mystery, introspection, mysterious character, crime, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, psychopath, cult, murder, mass murder ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.2
 85K
Videodrome (1983)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A sleazy cable-TV programmer begins to see his life and the future of media spin out of control in a very unusual fashion when he acquires a new kind of programming for his station.
Style: surreal, psychological, disturbing, cult film, psychedelic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hallucination, insanity, brainwashing, mind control, paranoia, virtual reality, tv station, investigation, bdsm, tv show, deadly, mind game ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: pittsburgh, usa, toronto ontario canada, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Colossus: The Forbin Project (1970)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Forbin is the designer of an incredibly sophisticated computer that will run all of America's nuclear defenses. Shortly after being turned on, it detects the existence of Guardian, the Soviet counterpart, previously unknown to US Planners. Both ...
Style: cult film, suspenseful, gloomy, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: scientist, man versus machine, catastrophe, artificial intelligence, cold war, computer, ultimatum, mathematics, nuclear threat, super computer, apocalypse, computer system ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, future
Place: canada, colorado, ussr, washington d.c., moscow russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.0
 13K
Hardware (1990)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Mark 13 is a government-built killing machine programmed with artificial intelligence, able to repair and recharge itself from any energy source. Through a series of coincidences, the cyborg's head ends up in the home of a sculptress as a ...
Style: cult film, bleak, futuristic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, killer robot, desert, survival, man versus machine, cyborgs, woman in danger, violence, technophobia, technology gone awry, post apocalypse, distopia ...
Time: future
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.0
 21K
The Signal (2007)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A horror film told in three parts, from three perspectives, in which a mysterious transmission that turns people into killers invades every cell phone, radio, and television.
Style: suspenseful, rough, scary, slasher, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psychopath, chaos, infidelity, apocalypse, danger, murder, survival, violence spree, brutality, violent, gory, zombie ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.0
 4K
Brain Dead (1990)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A psychological thriller from the writer of the original "Twilight Zone!" In a showdown of man vs. machine, Martin plunges into a chaotic nightmare trying to save his mind from the megalomaniacal corporation!
Style: psychological, atmospheric, surreal, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: nightmare, experiment, mental illness, insanity, hallucination, delusion, experiment gone awry, haunted by the past, obsession, doctors and patients, murder, deadly ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.1
 1K
The Power (1968)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: One by one members of a special project team are being killed by telekinesis - the ability to move things with the power of the mind alone. The race is on to determine which of the remaining team members is the murderer and to stop them.
Style: suspenseful, serious, psychotronic
Plot: telekinesis, mind control, murder, deadly, dishonesty, supernatural ability, danger, supernatural, hidden identity, multiple suspects, disorder, violence spree ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Village of the Damned (1995)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An American village is visited by some unknown life form which leaves the women of the village pregnant. Nine months later, the babies are born, and they all look normal, but it doesn't take the "parents" long to realize that the kids ...
Style: scary, serious, tense, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: space and aliens, alien, mind game, pregnancy, evil alien, supernatural ability, deadly, village, supernatural power, small town life, babies and infants, danger ...
Time: 90s, 60s, 1960s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.7
 41K
The Tenant (1976)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A quiet and inconspicuous man (Trelkovsky) rents an apartment in France where the previous tenant committed suicide, and begins to suspect his landlord and neighbors are trying to subtly change him into the last tenant so that he too will kill ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, offbeat, surreal, disturbing ...
Plot: obsession, conspiracy, suicide, suicide attempt, ghost, satire, apartment building, tenant, mental illness, supernatural, mystery, identity ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Unforgettable (1996)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Ray Liotta stars as a medical examiner who has been acquitted for his wife's murder but many still question his innocence. Obsessed with finding his wife's killer, a possible solution presents itself in an experimental serum designed by a ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, police investigation, memory, mystery, investigation, serial killer, experiment, race against time, crimes, false accusation, uncover truth, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
Place: seattle, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.3
 14K
The Fury (1978)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A government agent is determined to come to his son's rescue, when a sinister official kidnaps him to harness his extremely powerful psychic abilities.
Style: suspenseful, scary, tense, serious, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: kidnapping, supernatural, rescue, family relations, danger, government agency, espionage, conspiracy, government agent, telepathy, vengeance, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1978, year 1977
Place: middle east, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.1
 5K
Looker (1981)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Plastic surgeon Larry Roberts performs a series of minor alterations on a group of models who are seeking perfection. The operations are a resounding success. But when someone starts killing his beautiful patients, Dr. Roberts becomes suspicious and ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, suspense, surprise ending ...
Plot: murder, model, plastic surgeon, investigation, crimes, dishonesty, mind game, amateur detective, technology gone awry, disorder, conspiracy, serial killer ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: california, beverly hills, los angeles, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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The Stepford Wives (1975)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The urban aspirant photographer Joanna Eberhart moves from Manhattan to Stepford, Connecticut with her family. Her husband Walter Eberhart decided to live in a calm suburb, but Joanna did not like the neighborhood with beautiful and perfect ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, scary, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: housewife, suburbs, feminism, small town, robot, missing person, woman in danger, women's liberation, mystery, crimes, couple relations, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: connecticut, usa, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 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 ...
Style: surreal, gothic, serious, psychological, mind bending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, small town, stranded, imaginary, best friends, supernatural, end of the world, surrealism, adaptation, life philosophy, storytelling, creativity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1995, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.5
 22K
Anna (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Spain, USA, UK, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A man with the ability to enter peoples' memories takes on the case of a brilliant, troubled sixteen-year-old girl to determine whether she is a sociopath or a victim of trauma.
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, psychological, tense, twist ending ...
Plot: mystery, manipulation, haunted by the past, mind game, manipulations, crimes, life is a bitch, dishonesty, uncover truth, teenager, brutality, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, spain, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Bringing Out the Dead (1999)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: 48 hours in the life of a burnt-out paramedic. Once called Father Frank for his efforts to rescue lives, Frank sees the ghosts of those he failed to save around every turn. He has tried everything he can to get fired, calling in sick, delaying ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, bleak, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: hallucination, coma, hospital, rescue, redemption, ambulance, haunted by the past, misfit partners, dealing with death, patient, death, violence ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 4.1
 413
Choke (2001)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Henry, an uptight businessman who sometimes acts with questionable ethics, nevertheless rejects Ron, a scam artist who wants a partner. Ron won't let up and finds a lever to blackmail Henry, whose daughter Gina has killed a pedestrian in a ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense
Plot: murder, mystery, unlikely criminals, hitman, danger, crime, deadly, crimes, dishonesty, manipulations, parents and children, manipulation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Mortal Thoughts (1991)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A loathsome man ends up dead, but it's not clear who's to blame. If ever a person got what he deserved, it's James Urbanksi, an abusive drunk who steals from his wife, Joyce, and promises her close friend Cynthia Kellogg that ...
Style: psychological, clever, suspenseful, tense, stylized ...
Plot: murder, crime gone awry, investigation, betrayal, mystery, crimes, crime, police investigation, crumbling marriage, unlikely criminals, law enforcement, friendship ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 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 ⇓
26%
 8.0
 586K
Twelve Monkeys (1995)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In the year 2035, convict James Cole reluctantly volunteers to be sent back in time to discover the origin of a deadly virus that wiped out nearly all of the earth's population and forced the survivors into underground communities. But when ...
Style: psychological, surreal, non-linear, mind bending, atmospheric ...
Plot: time travel, alternate reality, insanity, paranoia, post apocalypse, post apocalyptic, time loop, save the world, plague, apocalypse, social misfits, changing the past or future ...
Time: future, 90s, 21st century, 20th century, 1990s ...
Place: philadelphia, baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 3.3
 1K
Naked Souls (1996)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Edward is busy trying to unlock the secrets of reading and recording people's thoughts. He is very involved with his work leaving little room for girlfriend Britt. Longstreet comes along and offers Edward a place to do his research and have ...
Style: bleak, serious, tense, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, dream girl, murder, experiment gone awry, laboratory, mad scientist, crimes, deadly, lust, body swapping, breasts, disorder ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.4
 93K
Take Shelter (2011)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Plagued by a series of apocalyptic visions, a young husband and father questions whether to shelter his family from a coming storm, or from himself.
Style: psychological, bleak, atmospheric, stylized, disturbing ...
Plot: paranoia, mental illness, delusion, nervous breakdown, nightmare, fear, dreams, insanity, sanity, obsession, construction worker, schizophrenia ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2011, year 1986
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.1
 58K
Soylent Green (1973)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In an overpopulated futuristic Earth, a New York police detective finds himself marked for murder by government agents when he gets too close to a bizarre state secret involving the origins of a revolutionary and needed new foodstuff.
Style: cult film, futuristic, bleak, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: distopia, murder, police detective, starvation, cannibalism, overpopulation, investigation, ecological disaster, fighting the system, life is a bitch, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2020s, 70s, near future
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Brad (Michael Shannon) has committed murder and barricaded himself inside his house. With the help of his friends and neighbours, the cops piece together the strange tale of how this nice young man arrived at such a dark place; Based on a true ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, realistic, serious, surprise ending ...
Plot: murder, obsession, family relations, delusion, family problems, law enforcement, deadly, crimes, mental illness, parents and children, psychopath, police investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, peru, san diego california, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%