Movies like Spider

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Spider (2002)
 6.8
 33K
Spider (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A mentally disturbed man takes residence in a halfway house. His mind gradually slips back into the realm created by his illness, where he replays a key part of his childhood.
Style: offbeat, psychological, bleak, surreal, disturbing, atmospheric, suspenseful, twists and turns, mind bending, gloomy ...
Plot: mental illness, betrayal, haunted by the past, murder, infidelity, delusion, past, crimes, vengeance, family relations, misfit, parents and children, mentally unstable, couples, dishonesty, identity crisis, deadly, rivalry, mystery, mental patient, psychopath, secret, childhood trauma, schizophrenia, storytelling ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, europe, africa, britain, east end london

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Most similar movies to Spider

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out psychological, serious, suspenseful and atmospheric films with plots about obsession, murder, storytelling, paranoia, psychology, mystery and secrets mostly in Thriller, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like Spider: The Machinist (2004), Affliction (1997), Enemy (2013), Dream Lover (1993), The Tenant (1976). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.7
 327K
The Machinist (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain, France, UK, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The Machinist is the story of Trevor Reznik, a lathe-operator who is dying of insomnia. In a machine shop, occupational hazards are bad enough under normal circumstances; yet for Trevor the risks are compounded by fatigue. Trevor has lost the ...
Style: psychological, mind bending, bleak, suspenseful, surreal ...
Plot: obsession, losing-it hero, insomnia, torment, uncover truth, mysterious character, paranoia, life is a bitch, hit and run, confession, factory, taunting ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 14K
Affliction (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Japan
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A small town policeman must investigate a suspicious hunting accident. The investigation and other events result in his slowly disintegrating mentally.
Style: bleak, rough, psychological, gloomy, atmospheric ...
Plot: small town, small town life, dysfunctional family, murder, domestic violence, arson, machismo, halloween, abusive father, snow, sheriff, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new hampshire, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 140K
Enemy (2013)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, Spain, France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A mild-mannered college professor discovers a look-alike actor and delves into the other man's private affairs.
Style: psychological, twist ending, bleak, tense, surreal ...
Plot: symbolism, obsession, mental illness, delusion, professor, mystery, paranoia, actor, disorder, mysterious character, life turned upside down, lookalikes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.2
 4K
Dream Lover (1993)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Ray is young, charming, successful and the owner of a prosperous architect company. However, he has recently gone trough a very painful divorce. His friends try to cheer him up by showing him the positive sides of being single but for Ray marriage ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: mystery, adultery, femme fatale, betrayal, marriage, murder, infidelity, architect, paranoia, dangerous attraction, haunted by the past, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 7.7
 34K
The Tenant (1976)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France
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: atmospheric, psychological, surreal, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: obsession, suicide, ghost, mental illness, supernatural, mystery, identity, suicide attempt, split personality, danger, crimes, nervous breakdown ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.6
 2K
Siesta (1987)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Claire (an American) wakes up in a terrible state at the end of a runway in Spain. As she tries to account for her state (blood-soaked and bruised), she has flashbacks from the past few days. She thinks she's killed someone, but isn't ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological, sexual ...
Plot: murder, stalking, memory loss, uncover truth, mystery, mysterious character, who done it, infidelity, dishonesty, protagonist as suspect, sexual relations, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Alexandra's Project (2003)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Steve is a man who has it all, a successful career, wonderful children, beautiful home and a loving wife. However, returning to his home after work on his birthday, he finds his house deserted and darkened with almost all the lightbulbs missing, all ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, bleak, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: infidelity, revenge, vengeance, birthday, murder, crumbling marriage, family relations, toys, suburbs, sex aid, deadly, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Caveman's Valentine (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Music, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In this spine-tingling and visually stunning thriller, Academy Award®-nominee Samuel L. Jackson (Unbreakable, Shaft, Pulp Fiction delivers a "full-throttle performance" (People) as Romulus Ledbetter, a misunderstood musician turned ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, intense ...
Plot: mental illness, mystery, murder, investigation, interracial relations, crimes, deadly, life is a bitch, parents and children, father daughter relationship, murder investigation, schizophrenia ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Movie in collections
 8.1
 749K
Gone Girl (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent.
Style: psychological, surprise ending, tense, suspense, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: missing person, police investigation, mystery, disappearance, manipulation, missing wife, investigation, femme fatale, mind game, infidelity, protagonist as suspect, murder suspect ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012, 2010s, 2000s
Place: missouri, usa, manhattan new york city, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.0
 49K
Inland Empire (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Poland, USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: An actress's perception of reality becomes increasingly distorted as she finds herself falling for her co-star in a remake of an unfinished Polish production that was supposedly cursed.
Style: surreal, psychological, atmospheric, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: makeup artist, seance, dancer, infidelity, actress, debt, filmmaking, danger, identity, murder, circus, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: poland, california, usa, europe, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Mulholland Drive (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: After a car wreck on the winding Mulholland Drive renders a woman amnesic, she and a perky Hollywood-hopeful search for clues and answers across Los Angeles in a twisting venture beyond dreams and reality.
Style: mind bending, psychological, twists and turns, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: strong sexual content, lesbian, showbiz, uncover truth, obsession, jealousy, actress, frustration, death, hollywood, mystery, amnesia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.6
 168K
Secret Window (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Mort Rainey, a writer just emerging from a painful divorce with his ex-wife, is stalked at his remote lake house by a psychotic stranger and would-be scribe who claims Rainey swiped his best story idea. But as Rainey endeavors to prove his ...
Style: psychological, scary, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: split personality, insanity, losing-it hero, mentally unstable, murder, nervous breakdown, isolation, arson, stalking, divorce, paranoia, psychology ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mississippi, usa, new york state, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Death and the Maiden (1994)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A political activist is convinced that her guest is a man who once tortured her for the government.
Style: psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, captivating, touching ...
Plot: revenge, torture, attempted murder, haunted by the past, vengeance, doctor, humiliation, mind game, human nature, rivalry, price of justice, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: latin america, chile, south america, barcelona, argentina ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 8.4
 451K
Oldboy (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 120 min.
Story: With no clue how he came to be imprisoned, drugged and tortured for 15 years, a desperate businessman seeks revenge on his captors.
Style: atmospheric, bleak, psychological, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: incest, vengeance, secret, loneliness, sin, revenge, losing-it hero, confined, mind game, violence, life is a bitch, neo noir ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2003, 20th century, 2000s
Place: korea, asia, south korea, stockholm sweden, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.0
 7K
Bad Timing (1980)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Alex Linden is a psychiatrist living in Vienna who meets Milena Flaherty though a mutual friend. Though Alex is quite a bit older than Milena, he's attracted to her young, carefree spirit. Despite the fact that Milena is already married, their ...
Style: erotic, sexual, psychological, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: obsession, overdose, nato, extramarital affair, psychiatrist, inspector, love, unlikely criminals, crimes, love and romance, destructive relationship, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: austria, europe, paris france, campus, morocco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Enduring Love (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Two strangers become dangerously close after witnessing a deadly accident. On a beautiful cloudless day a young couple celebrate their reunion with a picnic. Joe has planned a postcard-perfect afternoon in the English countryside with his partner, ...
Style: psychological, tense, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
Plot: stalking, obsession, haunted by the past, attempted murder, countryside, couple relations, dangerous attraction, guilt, mental illness, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, obsessive love, post traumatic stress ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Constant Gardener (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, USA, China, Kenya
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Justin Quayle is a low-level British diplomat who has always gone about his work very quietly, not causing any problems. But after his radical wife Tessa is killed he becomes determined to find out why, thrusting himself into the middle of a very ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, captivating, thought provoking, psychological ...
Plot: aids, corruption, diplomat, murder, death, investigation, political corruption, cover up, uncover truth, fighting the system, obsession, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: kenya, africa, sudan, london, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.7
 6K
Deceiver (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The gruesome death of a prostitute brings suspicion on one of her clients, James Wayland, a brilliant, self-destructive and epileptic heir to a textile fortune. So detectives Braxton and Kennesaw take Wayland in for questioning, thinking they can ...
Style: clever, talky, serious, twists and turns, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder, mind game, prostitute, violence, secret, police investigation, drugs/alcohol, crimes, rivalry, deadly, law enforcement, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Movie in collections
 6.4
 3K
Freeze Frame (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Sean Veil is an ultra paranoid murder suspect who takes to filming himself round the clock to provide an alibi, just in case he's ever accused of another crime. Problems arise however when the police do come calling and the one tape that can ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, tense, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: obsession, false accusation, haunted by the past, alibi, uncover truth, mind game, mental illness, mystery, life is a bitch, suspect, police investigation, crime ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 4.8
 3K
Trauma (2004)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Awaking from a coma to discover his wife has been killed in a car accident, Ben's world may as well have come to an end. A few weeks later, Ben's out of hospital and, attempting to start a new life, he moves home and is befriended by a ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, bleak, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: obsession, crimes, investigation, haunted by the past, deadly, supernatural, mysterious character, supernatural ability, danger, mind game, ghost, psychopath ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.2
 251K
Insomnia (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Two Los Angeles homicide detectives are dispatched to a northern town where the sun doesn't set to investigate the methodical murder of a local teen.
Style: atmospheric, bleak, tense, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: police investigation, murder, guilt, fbi, insomnia, police corruption, blackmail, small town, police detective, investigator, investigation, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: alaska, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 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, twists and turns, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: suicide, psychiatrist, suicide attempt, doctors and patients, mentally unstable, student, patient, guilt, obsession, unfulfillment, race against time, blind character ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 5.9
 13K
The Clearing (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When affluent executive, Wayne Hayes is kidnapped by a disgruntled employee and held for ransom in a forest, Wayne’s wife is forced to reckon with the FBI agents as they negotiate with the kidnapper.
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: kidnapping, ransom, negotiation, infidelity, marriage, fbi, strangulation, marital problem, cabin, missing person, love, forest ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Movie in collections
 8.5
 1.0M
Memento (2000)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Suffering short-term memory loss after a head injury, Leonard Shelby embarks on a grim quest to find the lowlife who murdered his wife in this gritty, complex thriller that packs more knots than a hangman's noose. To carry out his plan, Shelby ...
Style: psychological, surprise ending, tense, suspense, bleak ...
Plot: memory loss, uncover truth, amnesia, vengeance, mystery, paranoia, revenge, haunted by the past, murder, mistaken identity, rape, investigation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: After her son Kevin commits a horrific act, troubled mother Eva reflects on her complicated relationship with her disturbed son as he grew from a toddler into a teenager.
Style: psychological, bleak, disturbing, depressing, suspense ...
Plot: psychopath, antisocial behavior, parents and children, haunted by the past, family relations, guilt, violence, family problems, estrangement, mass murder, tragic event, massacre ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, connecticut, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
An Occasional Hell (1996)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A former policeman-turned college professor of forensics, is asked by a widow to solve the murder of her unfaithful husband and the disappearance of his mistress who may have been linked to some drug dealers.
Style: disturbing, mind bending, gloomy, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: murder, haunted by the past, investigation, infidelity, widow, suspect, disappearance, protagonist as suspect, crimes, love and romance, curses spells and rituals, crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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, offbeat, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, obsession, crimes, psychopath, deadly, law enforcement, suburbs, family problems, family relations, parents and children, delusion, mental illness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, peru, usa, san diego california, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.1
 33K
Birth (2004)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: It took Anna 10 years to recover from the death of her husband, Sean, but now she's on the verge of marrying her boyfriend, Joseph, and finally moving on. However, on the night of her engagement party, a young boy named Sean turns up, saying he ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, realistic, serious ...
Plot: reincarnation, wedding, mystery, dishonesty, couples, haunted by the past, contact, family relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, love and romance, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.8
 14K
Borgman (2013)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Borgman is the central character of this dark, malevolent fable. Is he a dream or a demon, a twisted allegory or an all-too-real embodiment of our fears? Borgman is a sinister arrival in the sealed-off streets of modern suburbia. His presence ...
Style: psychological, serious, surreal, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: poisoning, nightmare, dog, bedtime story, mysterious character, dishonesty, family relations, drifter, family in crisis, crumbling marriage, manipulations, life turned upside down ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.0
 59K
Dream House (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Publisher, Will Atenton quits a lucrative job in New York to relocate his wife, Libby and their daughters to a quaint town in New England. However, as they settle into their home the Atentons discover that a woman and her children were murdered ...
Style: surprise ending, suspenseful, tense, scary, psychological ...
Plot: haunted house, riddles and clues, supernatural, memory loss, haunted by the past, parents and children, murder, investigation, family in danger, small town, nervous breakdown, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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