Movies like Spider

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Spider (2002)
 6.8
 33K
Spider
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, disturbing, suspenseful, serious, cerebral, enigmatic, melancholic ...
Plot: mental illness, murder, schizophrenia, storytelling, memory, paranoia, surrealism, mentally unstable, insanity, spiders, psychology, psychiatry, character study, parents and children, mystery, childhood, secrets, obsession, existentialism, imagination, paranoid, loneliness, haunted by the past, manipulation, visceral ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, london, east end london, africa, britain
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Mulholland Drive
Drama, Mystery, Thriller
France, USA
147 min.
 8.0
Oldboy
Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
South Korea
120 min.
 8.4
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Most similar movies to Spider

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out psychological, enigmatic, melancholic and cerebral films with plots about storytelling, loneliness, obsession, secrets, psychology, twists & turns and pornography mostly in Thriller, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like Spider: The Machinist (2004), The Tenant (1976), Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011), Affliction (1997), Enemy (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 7.7
 319K
The Machinist
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, stylized, surreal, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: mystery, obsession, paranoia, guilt, insomnia, memory, torment, psychology, plot twist, paranoid, insanity, twists & turns ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
 7.7
 33K
The Tenant
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: surreal, atmospheric, suspenseful, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: obsession, suicide, mental illness, identity, mystery, supernatural, paranoia, insanity, conspiracy, surrealism, ghost, psychology ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   51%
 
Martha Marcy May Marlene
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After several years of living with a cult, Martha finally escapes and calls her estranged sister, Lucy, for help. Martha finds herself at the quiet Connecticut home Lucy shares with her new husband, Ted, but the memories of what she experienced in ...
Style: psychological, tense, bleak, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: cult, sexual abuse, paranoia, runaway, rape, murder, psychology, sexuality, sisters, brainwashing, police investigation, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, california, connecticut, new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   57%
 
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 7.0
 13K
Affliction
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, atmospheric, psychological, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: small town, dysfunctional family, murder, violence, parents and children, father son relationship, character study, drinking, redemption, storytelling, violent, depression ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new hampshire, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   58%
 
 6.9
 133K
Enemy
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, tense, bleak ...
Plot: obsession, mystery, surrealism, infidelity, mental illness, schizophrenia, paranoia, cheating, mysterious character, strong sexual content, voyeurism, psychology ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   66%
 
 7.0
 48K
Inland Empire
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, serious, enigmatic ...
Plot: identity, murder, surrealism, insanity, storytelling, alternate reality, mystery, hotel, danger, actor's life, gory, existentialism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, poland, europe, usa, los angeles ...
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System:   54%
    User:   47%
 
 6.8
 14K
Borgman
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: surreal, dark humor, psychological, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: children, hidden identity, violence, psychiatry, homeless, mysterious character, suburbs, surrealism, psychology, greed, art, demons ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: holland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   45%
 
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 7.3
 64K
Cach?
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: psychological, atmospheric, stylized, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: mystery, surveillance, dysfunctional family, french, guilt, suicide, childhood, paranoia, storytelling, adoption, family in crisis, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   49%
 
The Million Dollar Hotel
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, UK, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: The Million Dollar Hotel starts with a jump from a roof top that clears up a death in a hotel that was burning to the ground where a lot of strange people had been living.
Style: stylized, serious, atmospheric, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: hotel, insanity, investigation, murder, suicide, hollywood, mystery, death, crimes, deadly, existentialism, life philosophy ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   37%
 
Mulholland Drive
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, surreal, mind bending, suspense, twists and turns ...
Plot: surrealism, amnesia, mystery, postmodernism, imagination, uncover truth, alternate reality, dreams, hollywood, hallucination, plot twist, strong sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, 2000s, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   39%
 
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, UK, Germany
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In the bleak days of the Cold War, espionage veteran George Smiley is forced from semi-retirement to uncover a Soviet mole within his former colleagues at the heart of MI6.
Style: atmospheric, clever, bleak, tense, stylized ...
Plot: espionage, spy, cold war, betrayal, investigation, secret service, surveillance, mole, government agency, spies, secrets, secret agents ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, europe, london, budapest, hungary ...
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System:   43%
    User:   46%
 
A Tale of Two Sisters
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, tense, psychological, scary, suspenseful ...
Plot: haunted house, mental illness, mystery, supernatural, guilt, insanity, death, mentally unstable, violence, brutality, psychology, blood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   44%
 
The Moustache
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: One day, on a whim, Marc decides to shave off the moustache he's worn all of his adult life. He waits patiently for his wife's reaction, but neither she nor his friends seem to notice. Stranger still, when he finally tells them, they all ...
Style: psychological, surreal, atmospheric, dark humor, serious ...
Plot: hotel, insanity, couple relations, french, existentialism, dreams, psychology, pornography, violent, mystery, relationships, mental illness ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   36%
 
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The American Friend
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: West Germany, France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Tom Ripley, who deals in forged art, suggests a picture framer he knows would make a good hit man.
Style: suspenseful, serious, meditative, enigmatic, bleak ...
Plot: assassination, murder, gangsters, neo noir, hitman, cult, crime, friendship, artist, crimes, loneliness, noir ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976
Place: texas, hamburg germany, west germany, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   37%
 
 6.9
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Stay
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, stylized, surprise ending, serious ...
Plot: psychiatrist, mystery, suicide, guilt, obsession, surrealism, storytelling, death, memory, student, life & death, dreams ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   35%
 
The Conversation
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Surveillance expert Harry Caul is hired by a mysterious client's brusque aide to tail a young couple. Tracking the pair through San Francisco's Union Square, Caul and his associate Stan manage to record a cryptic conversation between them. ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: mystery, surveillance, paranoia, obsession, conspiracy, murder, spy, loneliness, hotel, investigation, guilt, neo noir ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   43%
 
Death and the Maiden
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, tense, suspenseful, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: vengeance, torture, revenge, dialogue driven, guilt, paranoia, justice, rape, lawyer, mind game, kidnapping, politics ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: latin america, argentina, poland, chile, barcelona ...
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System:   38%
    User:   33%
 
 7.8
 16K
The Trial
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, West Germany, Italy
Duration: 119 min.
Story: An unassuming office worker is arrested and stands trial, but he is never made aware of his charges.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, psychological, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: paranoia, surrealism, fighting the system, courtroom, existentialism, imagination, guilt, workplace, expressionism, dreams, paranoid, storytelling ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 18th century, 1920s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   40%
 
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Alexandra's Project
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: disturbing, suspenseful, psychological, tense, bleak ...
Plot: infidelity, revenge, vengeance, murder, sex, male nudity, depression, mental illness, prostitution, drinking, crumbling marriage, psychology ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   32%
 
 7.9
 11K
3 Women
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: An awkward young teen working at a spa becomes overly attached to her fellow worker, a lonely outcast. They hang out at a bar owned by a strange pregnant artist and her has-been cowboy husband. Amid emotional crises, the three woman steal and trade ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, psychological, stylized, semi serious ...
Plot: desert, surrealism, artist, suicide attempt, loneliness, identity, friendship, women, dreams, relationships, character study, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   31%
 
 7.6
 49K
Blow-Up
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Italy, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A successful mod photographer in London whose world is bounded by fashion, pop music, marijuana, and easy sex, feels his life is boring and despairing. But in the course of a single day he accidentally captures on film the commission of a murder. ...
Style: atmospheric, surreal, stylized, tense, twists and turns ...
Plot: mystery, photographer, murder, investigation, voyeurism, surveillance, tennis, paranoia, conspiracy, jazz, amateur detective, murder mystery ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: london, england, europe, paris france
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System:   37%
    User:   33%
 
 7.1
 7K
Bad Timing
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: sexual, erotic, psychological, atmospheric, disturbing ...
Plot: obsession, voyeurism, psychology, overdose, hotel, art, drinking, male nudity, death, sex, divorce, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: austria, europe, vienna, california, paris france ...
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System:   36%
    User:   39%
 
My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done
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, psychological, serious, enigmatic, art house ...
Plot: obsession, surrealism, mental illness, murder, suburbs, insanity, psychopath, crimes, runaway, deadly, storytelling, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, new orleans, peru, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   36%
 
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The Boston Strangler
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Boston is being terrorized by a series of seemingly random murders of women. Based on the true story, the film follows the investigators path through several leads before introducing the Strangler as a character. It is seen almost exclusively from ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, disturbing, psychological, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, crime, murder, police investigation, hospital, mystery, mental illness, chase, psychiatry, pornography, psychology ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   42%
 
 7.8
 31K
Confessions
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A psychological thriller of a grieving mother turned cold-blooded avenger with a twisty master plan to pay back those who were responsible for her daughter's death.
Style: stylized, bleak, atmospheric, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: vengeance, murder, teacher, revenge, bullying, unlikely criminals, storytelling, mentor, violence, twists & turns, brutality, psychology ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   36%
 
 8.1
 81K
Persona
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A young nurse, Alma, is put in charge of Elisabeth Vogler: an actress who is seemingly healthy in all respects, but will not talk. As they spend time together, Alma speaks to Elisabeth constantly, never receiving any answer. Alma eventually ...
Style: talky, surreal, psychological, atmospheric, sexual ...
Plot: dreams, existentialism, surrealism, confession, actress, nurse, psychology, postmodernism, swedish, loneliness, art, storytelling ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   40%
 
Enduring Love
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, gloomy ...
Plot: obsession, stalking, guilt, book, loneliness, mental illness, death, gay, psychology, relationships, countryside, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   39%
 
In My Father's Den
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: New Zealand, UK
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Paul (Macfadyen), a prize-winning war journalist, returns to his remote New Zealand hometown due to the death of his father, battle-scarred and world-weary. For the discontented sixteen-year-old Celia (Barclay) he opens up a world she has only ...
Style: clever, tense, serious, dark, reflective ...
Plot: small town, betrayal, friendship, murder, haunted by the past, secrets, storytelling, mentor, family drama, missing person, censorship, twists & turns ...
Place: new zealand
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System:   35%
    User:   29%
 

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With a Friend Like Harry...
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Harry knew Michel in high school; they meet again by accident, Harry inserts himself in Michel's life... and things take a sinister turn.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, dark humor, clever, suspense ...
Plot: obsession, murder, serial killer, hotel, psychology, twists & turns, crimes, paranoia, secrets, guilt, manipulation, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, france
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System:   35%
    User:   39%
 
 7.6
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The Butcher
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An unlikely friendship between a dour, working class butcher and a repressed schoolteacher coincides with a grisly series of Ripper-type murders in a provincial French town.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, disturbing, psychological, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, mystery, small town, obsession, investigation, couple relations, stylish, new wave, brutality, relationships, twists & turns ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: france, europe
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System:   34%
    User:   32%
 
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