Movies like Solaris

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Solaris (1971)
 8.1
 68K
Solaris (1971)
Original name: Солярис
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 repressed memories and obsessions.
Style: atmospheric, surreal, talky, psychological, futuristic, stylized, art house, tense, clever, offbeat ...
Plot: space travel, outer space, russian, scientist, space station, astronaut, space and aliens, mysterious planet, immortality, investigation, suicide, psychologist, jealousy, hallucination, dealing with death, dreams, ghost, supernatural, german, cause and meaning, intelligence, disappearance, psychic, haunted by the past, back from the dead ...
Time: future
Place: russia, tokyo

Most similar movies to Solaris

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, atmospheric, enigmatic and cerebral films with plots about storytelling, dialogue, existentialism, imagination, life & death, philosophy and first contact mostly in Sci-Fi, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like Solaris: The Fountain (2006), Moon (2009), Stalker (1979), Europa Report (2013), Interstellar (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.3
 215K
The Fountain (2006)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 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, stylized, touching, artsy ...
Plot: immortality, loneliness, metaphysics, tragic love, death, cancer, terminal illness, reincarnation, queen, tree, outer space, doctor ...
Time: future, 16th century, 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, latin america, europe, guatemala, central america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 75K
Solaris (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A troubled psychologist is sent to investigate the crew of an isolated research station orbiting a bizarre planet.
Style: futuristic, surreal, psychological, mind bending, enigmatic ...
Plot: space station, space travel, astronaut, outer space, space and aliens, back from the dead, spacecraft, mysterious planet, mystery, paranormal activity, obsession, psychologist ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.9
 309K
Moon (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
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, futuristic, bleak, surreal, suspense ...
Plot: isolation, outer space, cloning, spacecraft, moon, loneliness, astronaut, doubts and hesitations, nervous breakdown, space travel, depression, space and aliens ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: mine, hawaii, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 96K
Stalker (1979)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 162 min.
Story: Near a gray and unnamed city is the Zone, a place guarded by barbed wire and soldiers, and where the normal laws of physics are victim to frequent anomalies. A Stalker guides two men into the Zone, specifically to an area in which deep seeded ...
Style: bleak, atmospheric, art house, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: wish come true, stalker, scientist, russian, psychic, future dystopia, cause and meaning, society, human nature, escapades, post apocalypse, soldier ...
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Movie in collections
 6.4
 62K
Europa Report (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A crew of international astronauts are sent on a private mission to Jupiter's fourth moon.
Style: tense, suspenseful, psychological, cerebral, atmospheric ...
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, moon, survival, spacewalk, danger, outer space, astronaut, found footage, contact, diary, landing ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary, year 1972, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 8.6
 1.3M
Interstellar (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 169 min.
Story: Interstellar chronicles the adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.
Style: atmospheric, mind bending, futuristic, serious, cerebral ...
Plot: space travel, outer space, spacecraft, time travel, parallel world, space and aliens, heroic mission, future dystopia, inventions and discoveries, adventure, survival, expedition ...
Time: future, near future
Place: colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.4
 233K
Contact (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Contact is a science fiction film about an encounter with alien intelligence. Based on the novel by Carl Sagan the film starred Jodie Foster as the one chosen scientist who must make some difficult decisions between her beliefs, the truth, and ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, sincere, twists and turns ...
Plot: scientist, alien encounter, space and aliens, wormhole, inventions and discoveries, nasa, benign alien, space travel, contact, mathematics, radio, research ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, future
Place: new mexico, usa, puerto rico
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Man Facing Southeast (1986)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Argentina
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A new patient mysteriously appears in a psychiatric ward. He claims to come from another planet to study humans and their behavior. The alien is gentle but criticizes humans for their harsh treatment of each other. The assigned psychiatrist is ...
Style: talky, clever, atmospheric, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: psychiatry, insanity, hospital, human nature, mental institution, investigation, benign alien, space and aliens, mysterious character, life is a bitch, wrongfully committed, mystery ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Movie in collections
 7.7
 700K
Gravity (2013)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Dr. Ryan Stone, a brilliant medical engineer on her first Shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky in command of his last flight before retiring. But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The Shuttle is destroyed, leaving ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, tense, suspense, scenic ...
Plot: survival, isolation, outer space, spacecraft, space travel, astronaut, space station, trapped in space, survivor, spacewalk, space and aliens, mission gone awry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.4
 324K
Cloud Atlas (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Germany, USA, 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: psychological, atmospheric, surreal, stylized, futuristic ...
Plot: destiny, life philosophy, human nature, death, love and romance, wisdom of life, human existence, reincarnation, love, genetic engineering, karma, survival ...
Time: future, 19th century, 20th century, 21st century, 1930s ...
Place: hawaii, south korea, seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: Humanity finds a mysterious object buried beneath the lunar surface and sets off to find its origins with the help of HAL 9000, the world's most advanced super computer.
Style: futuristic, atmospheric, epic, thought provoking, mind bending ...
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, space station, astronaut, moon, evolution, outer space, future dystopia, nasa, technology, man versus machine, technophobia ...
Time: future, 21st century, year 2001, 2000s, prehistoric times ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
2010: The Year We Make Contact (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: This is a sequel to 2001 A Space Odyssey. It is now 2010 and both the Americans and the Russians are racing to get to Jupiter to investigate the black monolith (similar to the one found in Lunar Crater Clavius) which was found by the U.S.S. ...
Style: futuristic, stylized, psychological, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: astronaut, nasa, space travel, outer space, spacewalk, presumed dead, adventure, obsessive quest, contact, heroes, nuclear threat, heroic mission ...
Time: future, 21st century, year 2010, 2010s
Place: washington d.c., new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.7
 24K
Silent Running (1972)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In a future Earth barren of all flora and fauna, the planet's ecosystems exist only in large pods attached to spacecraft. When word comes in that the pods are to be jettisoned into space and destroyed so that the spacecraft can be reused for ...
Style: captivating, serious, light, surprise ending, psychotronic ...
Plot: space travel, space station, spacecraft, robot, environmentalism, greenhouse, destiny, on the run, betrayal, rivalry, deadly, extinction ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.0
 534K
Prometheus (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, scary, tense, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space and aliens, survival, space travel, expedition, spacecraft, mysterious planet, fantasy world, alien encounter, mission, hi-tech, heroine, danger ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.2
 18K
Cargo (2009)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Switzerland
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The story of CARGO takes place on rusty space-freighter KASSANDRA on its way to Station 42. The young medic LAURA is the only one awake on board while the rest of the crew lies frozen in hibernation sleep. In 4 months will Laura's shift be over.
Style: futuristic, suspense, suspenseful, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, isolation, outer space, teleportation, uncover truth, danger, space and aliens, escapades, space colony, cargo ship, expedition ...
Time: future, 23rd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.6
 8K
Love (2011)
Genre: Drama, Music, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: After losing contact with Earth, Astronaut Lee Miller becomes stranded in orbit alone aboard the International Space Station. As time passes and life support systems dwindle, Lee battles to maintain his sanity - and simply stay alive. His world is a ...
Style: gloomy, psychological, offbeat, mind bending, futuristic ...
Plot: astronaut, isolation, space station, losing-it hero, space and aliens, time travel, rock, human nature, heroes, space travel, figment, imaginary ...
Time: future, 2040s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Thomas Jerome Newton is an alien who comes to Earth to get water for his dying planet. He starts a high technology company to get the billions of dollars he needs to build a return spacecraft. A British science-fiction film from director Nicolas ...
Style: surreal, stylized, sexual, atmospheric, offbeat ...
Plot: space and aliens, supernatural romance, sexual relations, drugs/alcohol, mysterious character, benign alien, love and romance, rise to the top, undercover, love affair, couples, disorder ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.1
 93K
Sphere (1998)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: The OSSA discovers a spacecraft thought to be at least 300 years old at the bottom of the ocean. Immediately following the discovery, they decide to send a team down to the depths of the ocean to study the space craft.They are the best of best, ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: paranoia, psychologist, first contact, adventure, survival, supernatural, danger, ocean or sea, imagination, alien, book, group of strangers ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Movie in collections
 7.8
 59K
Open Your Eyes (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Spain, France, Italy
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A very handsome man finds the love of his life, but he suffers an accident and needs to have his face rebuilt by surgery after it is severely disfigured.
Style: psychological, surreal, tense, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: psychiatrist, love triangle, paranoia, suicide, jealousy, birthday, nightmare, disfigurement, doctor, virtual reality, inheritance, dreams ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: madrid, spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Quiet Earth (1985)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After a top-secret experiment misfires, a scientist may be the only man left alive in the world.
Style: atmospheric, surreal, mind bending, clever, serious ...
Plot: apocalypse, end of the world, alone, laboratory, explosion, experiment, vestiges of humanity, disorder, chaos, mystery, escapades, danger ...
Time: future
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.9
 501K
Arrival (2016)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Taking place after alien crafts land around the world, an expert linguist is recruited by the military to determine whether they come in peace or are a threat.
Style: futuristic, suspense, intellectual, enigmatic, philosophical ...
Plot: alien, first contact, spacecraft, loss, destiny, flash forward, language barrier, death of daughter, memory, time loop, husband wife relationship, military ...
Time: 2010s, future
Place: venezuela, pakistan, sudan, massachusetts, china ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.7
 417K
Ex Machina (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Caleb, a 26 year old coder at the world's largest internet company, wins a competition to spend a week at a private mountain retreat belonging to Nathan, the reclusive CEO of the company. But when Caleb arrives at the remote location he finds ...
Style: tense, futuristic, mind bending, intellectual, suspenseful ...
Plot: artificial intelligence, a.i., isolation, manipulation, experiment gone awry, technology, existentialism, human android relationship, deception, man versus machine, philosophy, robot ...
Time: future, near future, 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 8.4
 62K
The Expanse (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A thriller set two hundred years in the future following the case of a missing young woman who brings a hardened detective and a rogue ship's captain together in a race across the solar system to expose the greatest conspiracy in human history.
Style: futuristic, captivating, exciting, tense, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: space travel, outer space, spacecraft, investigation, space wars, space and aliens, uncover truth, rivalry, society, space station, human in outer space, transformation ...
Time: future, 23rd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Movie in collections
 7.4
 166K
K-PAX (2001)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Prot is a patient at a mental hospital who claims to be from a far away Planet. His psychiatrist tries to help him, only to begin to doubt his own explanations.
Style: psychological, touching, sincere, atmospheric, sentimental ...
Plot: psychiatrist, patient, benign alien, mysterious character, mental institution, mysterious planet, odd, research, insanity, hypnosis, alien, hospital ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new mexico, grand central station manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Last Year at Marienbad (1961)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Takes place in a chateau, an ambiguous story of a man and a woman who may or may not have met last year at Marienbad.
Style: surreal, stylized, atmospheric, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: hotel, mystery, new wave, obsession, extramarital affair, card game, chateau, amnesia, infidelity, palaces castles and temples, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.2
 20K
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: futuristic, stylized, atmospheric, clever, captivating ...
Plot: surrealism, totalitarianism, neo noir, emotionless, self fulfillment, terminator, punishment, re-education, urban, society, anti conformity, individualism ...
Time: future, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 8.5
 1.0M
The Prestige (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A mysterious story of two magicians whose intense rivalry leads them on a life-long battle for supremacy -- full of obsession, deceit and jealousy with dangerous and deadly consequences.
Style: surprise ending, psychological, captivating, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: rivalry, obsession, uninhibited rivalry, magical, secret, illusion, deception, magic, diary, teleportation, wizards and magicians, mystery ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 20th century, 1900s, 1890s ...
Place: london, europe, england, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.9
 9K
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, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, expressionism, investigation, secret, worker, dishonesty, deadly, fighting the system, uncover truth, crimes, nothing goes right, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1919, 18th century
Place: prague, prague czech republic, prague czechoslovakia, central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Mission to Mars (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When contact is lost with the crew of the first Mars expedition, a rescue mission is launched to discover their fate.
Style: sentimental, serious, stylized, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, mars, astronaut, mysterious planet, alien, outer space, space station, dismemberment, trapped in space, alien contact, escapades ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.9
 70K
Stay (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Psychiatrist Sam Foster has a new patient, Henry Letham, who claims to be suicidal. In trying to diagnose him, Sam visits Henry's prior therapist and also finds Henry's mother -- even though Henry has said that he murdered both of his ...
Style: psychological, surreal, suspenseful, twists and turns, tense ...
Plot: suicide, psychiatrist, suicide attempt, doctors and patients, mentally unstable, student, patient, guilt, obsession, race against time, unfulfillment, blind character ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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