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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: atmospheric, surreal, psychological, bleak, serious, disturbing, suspenseful, twists and turns, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: haunted by the past, mental illness, murder, past, betrayal, infidelity, delusion, mentally unstable, parents and children, mystery, childhood trauma, psychopath, secret, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, misfit, rivalry, couples, schizophrenia, storytelling, family relations, vengeance, memory, identity crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, london, east end london, africa, britain

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, psychological, suspenseful and atmospheric films with plots about murder, obsession, mystery, storytelling, psychology, paranoia and insanity mostly in Thriller, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like Spider: The Machinist (2004), The Tenant (1976), Enemy (2013), A Tale of Two Sisters (2003), Borgman (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 7.7
 319K
The Machinist (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain
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, offbeat, mind bending, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: obsession, losing-it hero, insomnia, torment, life is a bitch, uncover truth, mysterious character, corpse, layoff, mechanic, paranoia, hallucinations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 33K
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, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: suicide, obsession, ghost, identity, mystery, mental illness, mentally unstable, supernatural, lodger, neighbor, psychopath, split personality ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.9
 133K
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: surreal, atmospheric, psychological, bleak, tense ...
Plot: lookalikes, surrealism, infidelity, mental illness, doppelganger, nightmare, delusion, professor, symbolism, mystery, obsession, strong sexual content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
A Tale of Two Sisters (2003)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A recently released patient from a mental institution returns home with her sister, only to face disturbing events between her stepmother and the ghosts haunting their house- all of which are connected to a dark past in the family's history.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, mind bending, tense, scary ...
Plot: mental illness, mentally unstable, haunted house, danger, family relations, losing-it hero, dysfunctional family, tragedy, amnesia, guilt, ghost, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 6.8
 14K
Borgman (2013)
Genre: Drama, 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, dark humor, disturbing ...
Plot: mysterious character, dishonesty, family relations, bedtime story, dog, nightmare, poisoning, hidden identity, suburbs, mystery, domestic disturbance, manipulations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: holland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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, realistic, atmospheric, sexual ...
Plot: mystery, betrayal, architect, marriage, divorce, paranoia, adultery, infidelity, murder, femme fatale, crumbling marriage, sex ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: suspenseful, suspense, disturbing, psychological, tense ...
Plot: vengeance, revenge, infidelity, birthday, crumbling marriage, murder, mind game, suburbs, husband, wife, married couple, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, atmospheric, bleak ...
Plot: murder, widow, disappearance, suspect, investigation, infidelity, haunted by the past, college, mystery, protagonist as suspect, love triangle, crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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, realistic, tense ...
Plot: psychopath, parents and children, haunted by the past, estrangement, violence, family problems, family relations, mass murder, prison visit, killing spree, killings, guilt ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, connecticut, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.0
 13K
Affliction (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
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, sheriff, snow, dysfunctional family, crime, haunted by the past, crimes, self destructing, abusive father, murder, rage ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new hampshire, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 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, atmospheric, sexual, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: stalking, murder, mystery, mysterious character, protagonist as suspect, threesome, airport, manipulations, uncover truth, dangerous attraction, sexual relations, haunted by the past ...
Time: 80s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, surreal ...
Plot: strong sexual content, lesbian, amnesia, uncover truth, mystery, hallucination, postmodernism, surrealism, obsession, mysterious character, hollywood, showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.0
 48K
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: psychological, atmospheric, surreal, serious, realistic ...
Plot: identity, murder, circus, danger, infidelity, filmmaking, seance, makeup artist, debt, dancer, actress, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: poland, california, europe, usa, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Constant Gardener (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, USA, China
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, stylized, captivating, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: aids, murder, investigation, corruption, diplomat, death, cancer, morgue, political corruption, cover up, grief, doctor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, kenya, sudan, england, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.3
 64K
Cach? (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Austria, Germany, Italy
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A married couple is terrorized by a series of videotapes planted on their front porch.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, stylized, intellectual, disturbing ...
Plot: family in crisis, surveillance, haunted by the past, conscience, puberty, lie, algerian, mystery, suicide, nightmare, dysfunctional family, confidence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, suspenseful, serious, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: mental illness, mystery, artists and showbiz, murder, life is a bitch, investigation, crimes, deadly, society, couples, family relations, actor's life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 8.4
 435K
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, twists and turns ...
Plot: vengeance, confined, incest, mind game, secret, losing-it hero, sin, revenge, loneliness, strong sexual content, life is a bitch, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2003, 2000s, 20th century
Place: korea, asia, south korea, stockholm sweden, hong kong ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.6
 164K
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, serious, suspenseful, scary, twists and turns ...
Plot: split personality, mentally unstable, losing-it hero, murder, divorce, isolation, insanity, arson, stalking, nervous breakdown, paranoia, disturbed individual ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mississippi, usa, tennessee, new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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The Unknown Woman (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Irena, a Ukrainian woman coming to Italy looking for a job as a maid. She does everything she to become a beloved nanny for an adorable little girl Thea. However, that is just the very beginning of her unknown journey.
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: prostitute, nanny, haunted by the past, maid, cleaning lady, ukrainian, crimes, mystery, immigrants, uncover truth, riddles and clues, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 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, serious, realistic, tense, disturbing ...
Plot: murder, alibi, obsession, false accusation, profiler, serial killer, crime, investigation, suspect, mind game, uncover truth, mystery ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.2
 102
Blind Turn (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Samantha Holt had the perfect life with a handsome fiancée and a future that couldn’t look brighter. But an unexpected turn on a dark lonely road puts her on a collision course with Bruce Miller, a devoted family man who descends into madness ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic, scary ...
Plot: kidnapping, psychopath, captivity, confined, crimes, danger, life is a bitch, vengeance, drunk driving, family tragedy, haunted by the past, past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.1
 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, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: obsession, overdose, extramarital affair, inspector, love, psychiatrist, nato, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: austria, europe, morocco, campus, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.2
 246K
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, suspenseful, gloomy ...
Plot: insomnia, fbi, murder, police investigation, guilt, blackmail, police corruption, law enforcement, small town, neo noir, investigator, hotel ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: alaska, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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 8.1
 953K
Shutter Island (2010)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: World War II soldier-turned-U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels investigates the disappearance of a patient from a hospital for the criminally insane, but his efforts are compromised by his troubling visions and also by a mysterious doctor.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, tense, mind bending ...
Plot: investigation, mystery, mental institution, paranoia, insanity, losing-it hero, uncover truth, doctors and patients, island, plot twist, psychiatrist, partners ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century, year 1954, 1940s ...
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.9
 68K
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, gloomy, surreal, stylized, twists and turns ...
Plot: psychiatrist, suicide, doctors and patients, suicide attempt, mentally unstable, student, patient, obsession, unfulfillment, power relations, obsessive quest, race against time ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.0
 58K
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: suspenseful, tense, scary, surprise ending, serious ...
Plot: haunted house, memory loss, supernatural, murder, family in danger, investigation, haunted by the past, parents and children, riddles and clues, mystery, plot twist, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.8
 5K
Irresistible (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A wife and mother is consumed by the thought that her husband's co-worker is trying to win him away from her and their family.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, tense, psychological ...
Plot: obsession, infidelity, mentally unstable, sex, secret, paranoia, fear, seduction, stalker, crumbling marriage, husband, stalking ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: kosovo, melbourne australia, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 8.5
 989K
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, tense, bleak, suspense, offbeat ...
Plot: memory loss, uncover truth, mystery, vengeance, amnesia, haunted by the past, revenge, murder, paranoia, crimes, mistaken identity, mistrust ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Five Minutes of Heaven (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The story of former UVF member Alistair Little. Twenty-five years after Little killed Joe Griffen's brother, the media arrange an auspicious meeting between the two.
Style: psychological, talky, bleak, serious, realistic ...
Plot: redemption, revenge, vengeance, haunted by the past, reconciliation, ira, rivalry, society, life is a bitch, dealing with death, deadly, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1975, 2000s
Place: ireland, europe, northern ireland, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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: atmospheric, serious, realistic, offbeat, suspense ...
Plot: murder, obsession, mental illness, suburbs, psychopath, crimes, deadly, parents and children, law enforcement, family problems, family relations, delusion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, peru, san diego california, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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