Movies like The Zero Theorem

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The Zero Theorem (2013)
 6.1
 46K
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: thought provoking, surreal, cerebral, semi serious, meditative, philosophical, captivating, serious, offbeat, contemplative ...
Plot: loneliness, escape from reality, computers and web, computer system, computer genius, virtual reality, hacker, distopia, uncover truth, society, future dystopia, computer, meaning of life, delusion, cause and meaning, existence paradox, social misfits, who to trust, top secret, solitude, totalitarianism, power relations, mathematics, stress, 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, visually appealing and cerebral films with plots about storytelling, existentialism, life philosophy, mentor, dialogue, catastrophe and creativity mostly in Drama, Sci-Fi and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Zero Theorem: Brazil (1985), Synecdoche, New York (2008), The Brand New Testament (2015), eXistenZ (1999), I Origins (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.9
 189K
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: futuristic, cult film, thought provoking, stylized, surreal ...
Plot: distopia, fighting the system, surveillance, hallucination, dark humor, satire, mistaken identity, chase, alternate reality, paranoia, dystopic future, giant ...
Time: future, year 1984
Place: england, london, europe, britain, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, weird, stylized, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: imaginary kingdom, mysterious character, deal with the devil, imagination, immortality, magical, god or devil, bet, destiny, deal, transformation, choice ...
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: surreal, psychological, twists and turns, ambiguous ending, depressing ...
Plot: existentialism, depression, obsession, theater, actor, director, writer's life, writers, self fulfillment, artists and showbiz, alienation, actress ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, evil god, religion, philosophy, friendship, cynicism, destiny, husband wife relationship, tyranny, adventurer, religious icon ...
Time: 70s
Place: brussels, brussels belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.8
 95K
eXistenZ (1999)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, France, Canada
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, futuristic, psychological, tense, surreal ...
Plot: virtual reality, cyberpunk, escape from reality, video game, distopia, cyberspace, technology gone awry, computers and web, future dystopia, inventions and discoveries, danger, alternate reality ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 118K
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, enigmatic, mind bending, atmospheric, cerebral ...
Plot: reincarnation, metaphysics, atheism, buddhism, society, eye, inventions and discoveries, elevator, track down, death, memory, science ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2009, year 1998, year 2005 ...
Place: india, usa, new york, asia, delhi
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 48K
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, bleak, surreal, humorous, neo noir ...
Plot: shyness, surrealism, paranoia, identity crisis, wise man, office, dark humor, workplace, losing-it hero, misfit, obsession, dream girl ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 32K
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, atmospheric, disturbing, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: isolation, heroin, dark fantasy, mentally challenged, orphan, imaginary, imagination, life is a bitch, addiction, friendship, down on your luck, figment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, texas, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.9
 339K
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, futuristic, philosophical, twists and turns ...
Plot: outer space, isolation, loneliness, dystopic future, cloning, spacecraft, astronaut, moon, space and aliens, clones, distopia, space travel ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: hawaii, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.0
 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, futuristic, not serious, melancholic, enigmatic ...
Plot: workplace, self discovery, estrangement, satire, future dystopia, society, golf, existentialism, dreams, loneliness, life philosophy, distopia ...
Time: future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.4
 348K
Cloud Atlas (2012)
Genre: Action, 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: destiny, life philosophy, reincarnation, human nature, dystopic future, life & death, distopia, karma, death, multiple storylines, love and romance, supernatural ...
Time: future, 1930s, 19th century, 20th century, 21st century ...
Place: seoul, san francisco, hawaii, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 8.1
 12K
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: offbeat, surreal, philosophical, humorous, enigmatic ...
Plot: desert, alien, alien encounter, society, satire, distopia, totalitarianism, social differences, soviet, outer space, absurdism, surrealism ...
Time: future
Place: soviet union, ussr, russia, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.8
 220K
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: mind bending, philosophical, psychological, thought provoking, surreal ...
Audience: date night
Plot: destiny, depression, utopia, alternate reality, life changing experience, surrealism, philosophy, parallel world, love and romance, teenage love, family relations, romance ...
Time: future, 20th century, 21st century, year 1975
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.4
 172K
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, atmospheric, psychological, cerebral ...
Plot: insanity, paranoia, mathematics, code, rabbi, obsession, neighbor, alienation, surveillance, delusion, loner, mathematician ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.1
 23K
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: noir, distopia, surrealism, totalitarianism, human nature, dehumanization, creator, terminator, punishment, self fulfillment, emotionless, privacy invasion ...
Time: future, 1950s, 50s
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: androids and robots, artificial intelligence, a.i., adoption, future dystopia, distopia, androids, cyberpunk, destiny, global warming, adventure, parenthood ...
Time: future, 22nd century
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, coney island brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Johnny Mnemonic (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 103 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, suspenseful, bleak, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, future dystopia, hacker, computers and web, computer cracker, danger, heroic mission, race against time, cyberspace, virtual reality, technophobia, society ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2000s, near future, 2020s
Place: beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: apocalypse, chaos, future dystopia, end of the world, prophecy, split personality, smuggling, conspiracy, dishonesty, dark humor, life is a bitch, alternate reality ...
Time: future, year 2008, year 2005, near future, 2000s
Place: los angeles, california, middle east, southern california, nevada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Movie in collections
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, looking for love, fall in love, romance, love affair, loneliness, phone sex, virtual reality, online dating, psychology ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 8.7
 1.7M
The Matrix (1999)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
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, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: artificial intelligence, future dystopia, cyberpunk, distopia, hacker, chosen one, philosophy, alternate reality, man versus machine, save the world, virtual reality, existentialism ...
Time: future, 90s, 1990s, 21st century, 20th century ...
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.1
 67K
1984 (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, futuristic, disturbing, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: future dystopia, distopia, brainwashing, totalitarianism, fascism, against humanity, society, politics, fall in love, life is a bitch, dishonesty, betrayal ...
Time: future, 80s, 20th century, year 1984, 18th century
Place: england, london, europe, britain, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: psychological, surreal, suspenseful, enigmatic, realistic ...
Plot: emotionless, crimes, nightmare, new job, exile, accountant, suicide attempt, isolation, mystery, confined, captivity, couples ...
Time: contemporary, future
Place: argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 8.1
 83K
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, art house, intellectual, psychedelic, cerebral ...
Plot: outer space, space station, scientist, space travel, space and aliens, hallucination, russian, investigation, astronaut, dreams, back from the dead, mysterious planet ...
Time: future, 70s, distant future
Place: ussr, soviet union, russia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Movie in collections
 6.7
 49K
THX 1138 (1971)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: People in the future live in a totalitarian society. A technician named THX 1138 lives a mundane life between work and taking a controlled consumption of drugs that the government uses to make puppets out of people. As THX is without drugs for the ...
Style: futuristic, thought provoking, bleak, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: distopia, totalitarianism, prison, utopia, future dystopia, fighting the system, hologram, chaos, technology gone awry, separated, surveillance, androids and robots ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 8.1
 961K
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, interesting, touching, surreal ...
Plot: self discovery, freedom, deception, fictional reality, manipulations, fictional reality show, hidden camera, voyeurism, loneliness, suspicion, dishonesty, suburban life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, future, 1990s
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.7
 101K
Downsizing (2017)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Norway
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A kindly occupational therapist undergoes a new procedure to be shrunken to four inches tall so that he and his wife can help save the planet and afford a nice lifestyle at the same time.
Style: semi serious, melancholic, satirical
Plot: shrinking, miniature person, interracial romance, experiment, laboratory, poverty, neighbor, husband wife relationship, ecology, cleaning lady, bald man, journey ...
Time: future, near future
Place: new mexico, istanbul turkey, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Atlas Shrugged II: The Strike (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The global economy is on the brink of collapse. Brilliant creators, from artists to industrialists, continue to mysteriously disappear. Unemployment has risen to 24%. Gas is now $42 per gallon. Dagny Taggart, Vice President in Charge of Operations ...
Style: thought provoking, captivating, serious, philosophical, twists and turns ...
Plot: fighting the system, ambition, rebellion, idealism, rebelliousness, visionary, radical, lifestyle, politics, workplace, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.5
 8K
Nowhere (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: The third film in a trilogy by writer-director Gregg Araki. Described as "90210 on acid", the film tells the story of a day in the lives of a group of high school kids in Los Angeles and the strange lives they lead.
Style: surreal, futuristic, stylized, sexy, sexual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: apocalypse, youth, gay teenager, friendship, social differences, drug addiction, estrangement, teenage life, love triangle, opposites attract, society, social misfits ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, southern california, cambodia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Atlas Shrugged: Part I (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A powerful railroad executive, Dagny Taggart, struggles to keep her business alive while society is crumbling around her. Based on the 1957 novel by Ayn Rand.
Style: thought provoking, serious, captivating, stylized, futuristic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: political corruption, politics, idealism, human spirit, totalitarianism, society, workplace, civil rights, corporate world, high society, ambition, hopes ...
Time: future, year 2016, year 2017
Place: usa, new york, colorado, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 4.9
 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: humorous, atmospheric, surreal, semi serious, non-linear ...
Plot: aging, self discovery, filmmaking, escape from reality, imaginary, daydreamer, hopes, imagination, screenwriter, hallucination, film within a film, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%