Movies like The Zero Theorem

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The Zero Theorem (2013)
 6.0
 48K
The Zero Theorem (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, Romania, France, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A computer hacker's goal to discover the reason for human existence continually finds his work interrupted thanks to the Management; this time, they send a teenager and lusty love interest to distract him.
Style: surreal, thought provoking, philosophical, semi serious, meditative, captivating, cerebral, serious, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: escape from reality, loneliness, computers and web, computer genius, computer system, virtual reality, hacker, distopia, computer, uncover truth, society, future dystopia, delusion, cause and meaning, existence paradox, meaning of life, social misfits, who to trust, top secret, solitude, totalitarianism, power relations, mathematics, porn actress, hacking ...
Time: future

Most similar movies to The Zero Theorem

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out thought provoking, stylized, surreal and visually appealing films with plots about storytelling, existentialism, imagination, life philosophy, mentor, loneliness and creativity mostly in Drama, Sci-Fi and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Zero Theorem: I Origins (2014), eXistenZ (1999), Brazil (1985), The Brand New Testament (2015), Cloud Atlas (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.3
 125K
I Origins (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: I Origins follows a molecular biologist studying the evolution of the human eye. He finds his work permeating his life after a brief encounter with an exotic young woman who slips away from him. As his research continues years later with his lab ...
Style: thought provoking, mind bending, enigmatic, atmospheric, philosophical ...
Plot: reincarnation, metaphysics, buddhism, atheism, eye, society, inventions and discoveries, elevator, afterlife, track down, death, memory ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012, year 2009, year 2005 ...
Place: india, usa, new york, asia, delhi
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 100K
eXistenZ (1999)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A game designer on the run from assassins must play her latest virtual reality creation with a marketing trainee to determine if the game has been damaged.
Style: mind bending, surreal, psychological, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: virtual reality, cyberpunk, cyberspace, escape from reality, video game, chase, distopia, technology gone awry, future dystopia, computers and web, inventions and discoveries, mind control ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK, France, Canada
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A traveling theater company gives its audience much more than they were expecting.
Style: surreal, dark fantasy, stylized, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: imaginary kingdom, mysterious character, deal with the devil, imagination, immortality, magical, bet, destiny, deal, transformation, leader, choice ...
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 200K
Brazil (1985)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Low-level bureaucrat Sam Lowry escapes the monotony of his day-to-day life through a recurring daydream of himself as a virtuous hero saving a beautiful damsel. Investigating a case that led to the wrongful arrest and eventual death of an innocent ...
Style: surreal, thought provoking, stylized, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: fighting the system, distopia, surveillance, hallucination, dark humor, satire, chase, mistaken identity, alternate reality, paranoia, dystopic future, giant ...
Time: future, year 1984
Place: england, london, europe, britain, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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The Brand New Testament (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Belgium, France, Luxembourg
Duration: 114 min.
Story: God lives in Brussels. On earth though, God is a coward, with pathetical morals and being odious with his family. His daughter, Ea, is bored at home and can't stand being locked up in a small apartment in ordinary Brussels, until the day she ...
Style: philosophical, surreal, meditative, talky, sentimental ...
Plot: god, goddess, religion, philosophy, friendship, destiny, tyranny, husband wife relationship, father daughter relationship, injustice, adventurer, absurdism ...
Time: 70s
Place: brussels
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 361K
Cloud Atlas (2012)
Genre: 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: life philosophy, reincarnation, destiny, dystopic future, life & death, distopia, human nature, death, karma, wisdom of life, multiple storylines, love and romance ...
Time: future, 1930s, 20th century, 21st century, 19th century ...
Place: san francisco, hawaii, south korea, seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 50K
The Double (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An awkward office drone becomes increasingly unhinged after a charismatic and confident look-alike takes a job at his workplace and seduces the woman he desires.
Style: psychological, surreal, bleak, humorous, neo noir ...
Plot: shyness, surrealism, depression, loser, paranoia, identity crisis, wise man, office, dark humor, workplace, misfit, losing-it hero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The City of Lost Children (1995)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: France, Germany, Spain, Belgium, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A scientist in a surrealist society kidnaps children to steal their dreams, hoping that they slow his aging process.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, gothic, stylized, bleak ...
Plot: friendship, mad scientist, distopia, good versus evil, adventure, rescue, steampunk, island, clones, escape, french, nightmare ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Synecdoche, New York (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A theater director struggles with his work, and the women in his life, as he attempts to create a life-size replica of New York inside a warehouse as part of his new play.
Style: psychological, twists and turns, surreal, ambiguous ending, depressing ...
Plot: existentialism, schizophrenic, theater, depression, obsession, actor, director, writer's life, writers, self fulfillment, artists and showbiz, therapist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: new york, usa, berlin germany, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 13K
Kin-dza-dza! (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 135 min.
Story: The story takes place on the desert planet "Pluke" in the "Kin-dza-dza" galaxy, where two Soviet humans previously unknown to each other ("Uncle Vova", a gruff construction foreman from Moscow, and "The ...
Style: surreal, philosophical, enigmatic, humorous, cerebral ...
Plot: desert, alien, absurdism, totalitarianism, distopia, society, satire, alien encounter, social differences, outer space, distant planet, surrealism ...
Time: future
Place: ussr, russia, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 33K
Tideland (2005)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Because of the actions of her irresponsible parents, a young girl is left alone on a decrepit country estate and survives inside her fantastic imagination.
Style: surreal, dark fantasy, psychedelic, atmospheric, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: isolation, heroin, mentally challenged, imagination, life is a bitch, addiction, orphan, friendship, figment, down on your luck, surrealism, drug abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, texas, denmark, austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 357K
Moon (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: With only three weeks left in his three year contract, Sam Bell is getting anxious to finally return to Earth. He is the only occupant of a Moon-based manufacturing facility along with his computer and assistant, GERTY. When he has an accident ...
Style: psychological, bleak, philosophical, futuristic, surreal ...
Plot: outer space, isolation, loneliness, dystopic future, spacecraft, solitude, astronaut, cloning, space travel, space and aliens, moon, clones ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: hawaii, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.9
 6K
Visioneers (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Visioneer George Washington Winsterhammerman lives a comfortable but monotonous life in this slightly futuristic black comedy. When people start exploding from stress and George is showing early symptoms, he's forced to examine his life. Taking ...
Style: surreal, not serious, futuristic, melancholic, enigmatic ...
Plot: workplace, self discovery, estrangement, satire, society, future dystopia, golf, existentialism, dreams, loneliness, life philosophy, distopia ...
Time: future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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 ⇓
50%
A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 146 min.
Story: A robotic boy, the first programmed to love, David is adopted as a test case by a Cybertronics employee and his wife. Though he gradually becomes their child, a series of unexpected circumstances make this life impossible for David. Without final ...
Style: thought provoking, philosophical, captivating, atmospheric, emotional ...
Plot: artificial intelligence, androids and robots, a.i., distopia, adoption, cyberpunk, future dystopia, androids, destiny, global warming, adventure, parents and children ...
Time: future, 22nd century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, brooklyn new york city, coney island brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.3
 178K
Pi (1998)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The debut film from Darren Aronofsky in which a mathematical genius Maximilian Cohen discovers a link in the connection between numbers and reality and thus believes he can predict the future.
Style: mind bending, surreal, psychological, atmospheric, cerebral ...
Plot: mathematics, insanity, paranoia, rabbi, mathematician, obsession, neighbor, delusion, surveillance, alienation, code, loner ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, coney island brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Southland Tales (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France, Germany, USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Set in the futuristic landscape of Los Angeles on July 4, 2008, as it stands on the brink of social, economic and environmental disaster. Boxer Santaros is an action star who's stricken with amnesia. His life intertwines with Krysta Now, an ...
Style: cynical, allegory, surreal, enigmatic, futuristic ...
Plot: chaos, future dystopia, end of the world, prophecy, split personality, smuggling, conspiracy, dishonesty, apocalypse, dark humor, life is a bitch, alternate reality ...
Time: future, near future, year 2005, 2000s, year 2008
Place: los angeles, california, southern california, afghanistan, middle east ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Johnny Mnemonic (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A data courier, literally carrying a data package inside his head, must deliver it before he dies from the burden or is killed by the Yakuza. In a dystopian 2021, Johnny (Keanu Reeves) is a data trafficker who has an implant that allows him to ...
Style: futuristic, stylized, bleak, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, future dystopia, hacker, computer cracker, computers and web, heroic mission, cyberspace, a.i., virtual reality, technophobia, society, save the world ...
Time: future, near future, 21st century, 2000s, 2020s
Place: beijing china, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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The Bothersome Man (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Norway, Iceland
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Forty-year-old Andreas arrives in a strange city with no memory of how he got there. He is presented with a job, an apartment - even a wife. But before long, Andreas notices that something is wrong. Andreas makes an attempt to escape the city, but ...
Style: surreal, enigmatic, psychological, suspenseful, semi serious ...
Plot: exile, accountant, emotionless, crimes, nightmare, new job, suicide attempt, mystery, isolation, confined, captivity, couples ...
Time: contemporary, future
Place: argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.0
 25K
Alphaville (1965)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An American private-eye, arrives in Alphaville, a futuristic city on another planet which is ruled by an evil scientist named Von Braun, who has outlawed love and self-expression.
Style: neo noir, futuristic, stylized, thought provoking, atmospheric ...
Plot: distopia, surrealism, totalitarianism, crimes, investigation, a.i., life is a bitch, society, individualism, punishment, terminator, emotionless ...
Time: future, 50s
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 8.7
 1.9M
The Matrix (1999)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Set in the 22nd century, The Matrix tells the story of a computer hacker who joins a group of underground insurgents fighting the vast and powerful computers who now rule the earth.
Style: mind bending, thought provoking, philosophical, cerebral, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: artificial intelligence, distopia, cyberpunk, chosen one, future dystopia, philosophy, existentialism, alternate reality, hacker, virtual reality, man versus machine, mentor ...
Time: future, 90s, 21st century, 20th century, 22nd century
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 8.0
 91K
Solaris (1972)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 167 min.
Story: A psychologist is sent to a space station orbiting a planet called Solaris to investigate the death of a doctor and the mental problems of cosmonauts on the station. He soon discovers that the water on the planet is a type of brain which brings out ...
Style: atmospheric, psychedelic, cerebral, art house, intellectual ...
Plot: outer space, scientist, space station, space travel, hallucination, space and aliens, russian, investigation, astronaut, dreams, back from the dead, mysterious planet ...
Time: future, 70s, distant future
Place: ussr, russia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: George Orwell's novel of a totalitarian future society in which a man whose daily work is rewriting history tries to rebel by falling in love.
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, psychological, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: distopia, future dystopia, brainwashing, totalitarianism, fascism, society, against humanity, politics, surveillance, fall in love, dishonesty, life is a bitch ...
Time: future, 80s, 20th century, year 1984, 18th century
Place: england, london, europe, united kingdom, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 6.4
 10K
Cold Souls (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Paul Giamatti stars as himself, agonizing over his interpretation of "Uncle Vanya." Paralyzed by anxiety, he stumbles upon a solution via a New Yorker article about a high-tech company promising to alleviate suffering by extracting souls. ...
Style: surreal, clever, bleak, futuristic, stylized ...
Plot: life turned upside down, artists and showbiz, actor's life, disorder, self discovery, lifestyle, hopes, introspection, husband wife relationship, existentialism, soul selling, depression ...
Place: russia, new york, usa, st. petersburg russia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.9
 21K
Immortal (2004)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France, Italy, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: New York City in the year 2095 where genetically altered humans live side by side with unaltered men and women.
Style: futuristic, dark fantasy, serious, suspenseful, enigmatic ...
Plot: future dystopia, cyberpunk, fantasy world, mythology, cyborgs, society, memory loss, battles, escapades, heroes, tombs and skeletons, mutant ...
Time: future
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Thomas in Love (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Thomas Thomas is agoraphobic, has a computer-generated girlfriend, and hasn't left his home in years. Can a prostitute convince him to leave cyberspace and his home for the real world?
Style: psychological, touching, semi serious, psychedelic, stylized ...
Plot: phobia, agoraphobia, isolation, prostitution, looking for love, fall in love, romance, love affair, loneliness, phone sex, virtual reality, online dating ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 4.8
 5K
Slipstream (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Aging screenwriter Felix Bonhoeffer has lived his life in two states of existence: in reality and his own interior world. While working on a murder mystery script, and unaware that his brain is on the verge of implosion, Felix is baffled when his ...
Style: surreal, semi serious, atmospheric, humorous, non-linear ...
Plot: self discovery, aging, filmmaking, escape from reality, daydreamer, hopes, imagination, screenwriter, hallucination, friendship, graphic violence, postmodernism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.2
 238K
The Fountain (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Spanning over one thousand years, and three parallel stories, The Fountain is a story of love, death, spirituality, and the fragility of our existence in this world.
Style: surreal, melancholic, artsy, philosophical, atmospheric ...
Plot: metaphysics, immortality, queen, death, reincarnation, cancer, tragic love, terminal illness, loneliness, loss of loved one, afterlife, love of one's life ...
Time: future, 16th century, contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, europe, latin america, guatemala, central america
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 8.2
 1.1M
The Truman Show (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Truman Burbank is the star of "The Truman Show", a 24-hour-a-day "reality" TV show that broadcasts every aspect of his life -- live and in color -- without his knowledge. His entire life has been an unending soap opera for ...
Style: thought provoking, philosophical, surreal, touching, psychological ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: self discovery, freedom, deception, fictional reality, fictional reality show, hidden camera, alternate reality, morality, tv show, video surveillance, loneliness, voyeurism ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, future
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.4
 13K
Avalon (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan, Poland
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In a future world, young people are increasingly becoming addicted to an illegal (and potentially deadly) battle simulation game called Avalon. When Ash, a star player, hears of rumors that a more advanced level of the game exists somewhere, she ...
Style: stylized, bleak, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: game, future dystopia, obsession, battles, contests and competitions, fighting the system, life is a bitch, fantasy world, gang, addiction, virtual reality, distopia ...
Time: future, near future, middle ages
Place: poland, europe, latin america, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%