Movies like Spider

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Spider (2002)
 6.8
 35K
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: bleak, psychological, disturbing, surreal, mind bending, surprise ending, suspenseful, offbeat, gloomy, non-linear ...
Plot: mental illness, childhood trauma, haunted by the past, murder, betrayal, mental patient, vengeance, misfit, mystery, infidelity, past, delusion, paranoia, identity crisis, rivalry, secret, schizophrenia, memory, family relations, rehabilitation center, crimes, parents and children, mentally unstable, couples, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 50s, 1950s
Place: london, europe, africa, england, britain, east end london

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, mystery, storytelling, paranoia, twists & turns and psychology mostly in Thriller, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like Spider: The Machinist (2004), Enemy (2013), The Prestige (2006), Secret Window (2004), Oldboy (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.7
 353K
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, twist ending, surprise ending ...
Plot: insomnia, mysterious character, uncover truth, obsession, life is a bitch, losing-it hero, insanity, paranoia, torment, neo noir, layoff, hit and run ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, united states, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 164K
Enemy (2013)
Genre: Drama, 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: twist ending, psychological, bleak, tense, surreal ...
Plot: symbolism, paranoia, actor, obsession, mental illness, professor, delusion, mystery, life turned upside down, disorder, mysterious character, lookalikes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.5
 1.2M
The Prestige (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
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: twists and turns, surprise ending, captivating, psychological, twist ending ...
Plot: obsession, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, illusion, deception, secret, magical, magic, diary, stage magic, teleportation, mystery ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian, 20th century, 1890s ...
Place: london, england, europe, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 180K
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, twist ending, macabre, surprise ending, scary ...
Plot: split personality, psychology, nervous breakdown, insanity, losing-it hero, mentally unstable, murder, isolation, arson, stalking, divorce, paranoia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river, tennessee, new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 8.4
 505K
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: bleak, psychological, twist ending, atmospheric, brutal ...
Plot: incest, father daughter incest, revenge, vengeance, mind game, confined, loneliness, sin, brother sister incest, older man younger woman relationship, losing-it hero, torture ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1988, 80s, year 2003 ...
Place: korea, asia, manhattan new york city, hong kong, south korea ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 74K
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, surprise ending, surreal, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Plot: suicide attempt, suicide, psychiatrist, doctors and patients, mentally unstable, unfulfillment, student, patient, guilt, suicidal, mental institution, obsession ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.1
 108K
The Jacket (2005)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A military veteran goes on a journey into the future, where he can foresee his death and is left with questions that could save his life and those he loves.
Style: psychological, surreal, enigmatic, bleak, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, mental institution, psychology, supernatural ability, time loop, memory loss, supernatural, disorder, murder, haunted by the past, mentally unstable, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, 20th century, contemporary, 1990s ...
Place: vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, suspenseful, bleak, captivating ...
Plot: vengeance, infidelity, family relations, birthday, murder, mind game, deadly, family problems, family in crisis, dishonesty, mental illness, psychological torture ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Movie in collections
A Tale of Two Sisters (2003)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 114 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, scary, twists and turns ...
Plot: mental illness, haunted house, guilt, family relations, losing-it hero, danger, delusion, tragedy, amnesia, suicide, mystery, ghost ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea, south korea, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 8.2
 1.1M
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, surprise ending, twists and turns, twist ending, suspenseful ...
Plot: mental institution, mystery, plot twist, insanity, paranoia, investigation, mental illness, uncover truth, island, psychology, losing-it hero, disorder ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1945, year 1954 ...
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, realistic, serious, surprise ending ...
Plot: murder, obsession, family relations, family problems, delusion, law enforcement, crimes, deadly, mental illness, parents and children, psychopath, police investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, peru, san diego california, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: adultery, femme fatale, mystery, betrayal, marriage, infidelity, murder, paranoia, architect, dangerous attraction, haunted by the past, couple relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 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: suspenseful, serious, psychological, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: murder, stalking, mystery, memory loss, uncover truth, who done it, mysterious character, deadly, protagonist as suspect, danger, dishonesty, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: spain, europe, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 8.4
 1.1M
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, twist ending, tense, suspense ...
Plot: plot twist, neo noir, memory loss, mystery, revenge, uncover truth, paranoia, twists & turns, suprisingly clever, haunted by the past, amnesia, vengeance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, serious, suspenseful, intense ...
Plot: mental illness, interracial relations, mystery, murder, investigation, crimes, parents and children, life is a bitch, deadly, father daughter relationship, murder investigation, schizophrenia ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 4.7
 3K
Trauma (2004)
Genre: Drama, 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, suspenseful, bleak, serious ...
Plot: obsession, haunted by the past, investigation, crimes, supernatural ability, psychopath, murder, supernatural, mysterious character, mind game, danger, starting over ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.7
 39K
The Tenant (1976)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
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, offbeat, surreal, disturbing ...
Plot: obsession, conspiracy, suicide, ghost, satire, tenant, mental illness, supernatural, mystery, identity, nervous breakdown, polish ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.4
 10K
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, countryside, attempted murder, post traumatic stress, couple relations, dangerous attraction, guilt, obsessive love, mental illness, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Movie in collections
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: psychological, mind bending, twists and turns, atmospheric, surreal ...
Plot: lesbian, mystery, lesbian sex, neo noir, obsession, hollywood, hallucination, strong sexual content, lesbianism, dreams, alternate reality, surrealism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, hollywood star
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 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: bleak, disturbing, suspenseful, rough, tense ...
Plot: obsession, false accusation, haunted by the past, alibi, mind game, uncover truth, mental illness, mystery, life is a bitch, crimes, crime, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Constant Gardener (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, Kenya, France, 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: thought provoking, tense, suspenseful, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: aids, corruption, murder, death, investigation, political corruption, cover up, uncover truth, diplomat, fighting the system, obsession, conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: kenya, africa, london, sudan, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 8.1
 841K
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, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: mystery, police investigation, missing person, murder mystery, investigation, disappearance, twists & turns, missing wife, manipulation, femme fatale, adultery, infidelity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s, year 2012
Place: missouri, usa, new york, st. louis missouri, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.9
 36K
After.Life (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Following a terrible car crash, a woman (Christina Ricci) awakes to find an enigmatic mortician (Liam Neeson) preparing her for burial.
Style: mind bending, bleak, twist ending, psychological, offbeat ...
Plot: afterlife, life & death, mysterious character, couple relations, dealing with death, danger, supernatural, mystery, talking to the dead, death, crying, mentor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Movie in collections
 6.0
 63K
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, twist ending, suspenseful, twists and turns, tense ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, plot twist, riddles and clues, memory loss, parents and children, murder, nervous breakdown, investigation, family relations, danger, family in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: murder, infidelity, haunted by the past, investigation, disappearance, widow, crimes, righting the wronged, couples, police detective, disability, college ...
Time: 90s
Place: south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.8
 102K
Stoker (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After India's father dies, her Uncle Charlie, who she never knew existed, comes to live with her and her unstable mother. She comes to suspect this mysterious, charming man has ulterior motives and becomes increasingly infatuated with him.
Style: psychological, bleak, gothic, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: mysterious character, family relations, antisocial behavior, under the surface, masturbation, family problems, danger, parents and children, funeral, estate, youth, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, connecticut, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Bunny Lake Is Missing (1965)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A woman reports that her young daughter is missing, but there seems to be no evidence that she ever existed.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, disturbing, mind bending ...
Plot: missing child, investigation, kidnapping, school, missing person, kindergarten, mystery, family relations, journalism, crimes, deadly, single parent ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 70s
Place: london, england, europe, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.5
 21K
Anna (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Spain, USA, UK, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A man with the ability to enter peoples' memories takes on the case of a brilliant, troubled sixteen-year-old girl to determine whether she is a sociopath or a victim of trauma.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, twists and turns, tense, mind bending ...
Plot: manipulation, haunted by the past, manipulations, mind game, crimes, dishonesty, life is a bitch, uncover truth, mystery, teenager, brutality, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, spain, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 8.0
 690K
Black Swan (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A ballet dancer wins the lead in "Swan Lake" and is perfect for the role of the delicate White Swan - Princess Odette - but slowly loses her mind as she becomes more and more like Odile, the Black Swan.
Style: psychological, twist ending, atmospheric, mind bending, cerebral ...
Plot: obsession, ballet, dancer's life, mental illness, insanity, hallucination, surrealism, psychology, paranoia, dark fantasy, rivalry, ballerina ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.9
 414K
Mystic River (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A story about friendship and loyalty, guilt and vengeance, and the fateful affect the past has on the present.
Style: psychological, tense, bleak, emotional, contemplative ...
Plot: police investigation, child abuse, vengeance, death in the family, sexual abuse, child molestation, loss of child, pedophilia, loss of daughter, child rape, neo noir, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 70s, 21st century, 60s ...
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%