Movies like Stay

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Stay (2005)
 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 parents. As reality starts to contradict fact, Sam spirals into an unstable mental state. Then he finds a clue as to how and when Henry may try to kill himself, and races to try to stop him.
Style: psychological, gloomy, surreal, stylized, twists and turns, atmospheric, serious, realistic, suspenseful, mind bending ...
Plot: psychiatrist, suicide, doctors and patients, suicide attempt, mentally unstable, student, patient, obsession, unfulfillment, power relations, obsessive quest, race against time, death, blind character, guilt, depression, painting, mental institution, mental illness, mystery, paranoia, loneliness, parallel world, time warp, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey

Most similar movies to Stay

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out psychological, serious, suspense and tense films with plots about storytelling, secrets, twists & turns, psychology, mystery, obsession and murder mostly in Thriller, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like Stay: Side Effects (2013), Shutter Island (2010), The Machinist (2004), The Number 23 (2007), All Good Things (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.1
 164K
Side Effects (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A woman turns to prescription medication as a way of handling her anxiety concerning her husband's upcoming release from prison.
Style: psychological, clever, serious, tense, captivating ...
Plot: murder, drug abuse, mental illness, psychiatrist, obsession, doctors and patients, depression, life turned upside down, addiction, deception, conspiracy, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2004, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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 ⇓
71%
 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 ⇓
88%
 6.4
 180K
The Number 23 (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Walter Sparrow is an animal control officer that becomes obsessed with a mysterious book that seems to be based on his own life. As soon as he opens the book, he notices strange parallels between what he reads and what he's experienced. But now ...
Style: scary, psychological, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: obsession, losing-it hero, parallel world, suicide, uncover truth, riddles and clues, infected, mystery, insanity, coincidence, nightmare, psychiatrist ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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All Good Things (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Newly-discovered facts, court records and speculation are used to elaborate the true love story and murder mystery of the most notorious unsolved murder case in New York history.
Style: tense, gloomy, serious, realistic, based on true events ...
Plot: missing person, murder, mentally unstable, dysfunctional marriage, mystery, abortion, cross dressing, domestic violence, high society, disappearance, drugs/alcohol, childhood trauma ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 2000s, year 1978, year 1982 ...
Place: new york, usa, washington d.c., florida, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 202K
Identity (2003)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Complete strangers stranded at a remote desert motel during a raging storm soon find themselves the target of a deranged murderer. As their numbers thin out, the travelers begin to turn on each other, as each tries to figure out who the killer is.
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, mind bending, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, investigation, psychiatrist, isolation, crime, storm, death, convict, psychology, coincidence, murder mystery, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: nevada, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 8.1
 812K
The Sixth Sense (1999)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A psychological thriller about an eight year old boy named Cole Sear who believes he can see into the world of the dead. A child psychologist named Malcolm Crowe comes to Cole to help him deal with his problem, learning that he really can see ghosts ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, bleak, surprise ending ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural, supernatural ability, afterlife, mystery, psychic, doctors and patients, untimely death, psychologist, tragic event, fear, psychology ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Stonehearst Asylum (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A Harvard Medical School graduate takes a position at a mental institution and soon becomes obsessed with a female mental patient, but he has no idea of a recent and horrifying staffing change.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, twists and turns, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: mental illness, mental institution, doctors and patients, doctor patient relationship, insanity, uncover truth, infatuation, stolen identity, twists & turns, torture, psychiatrist, escape ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: england, medical school, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 6.7
 6K
The Unsaid (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A doctor dealing with the aftermath of his son's death tries to help a troubled young man.
Style: serious, psychological, suspenseful, gloomy, tense
Plot: doctors and patients, haunted by the past, mystery, power relations, mentally unstable, going straight, mind game, starting over, parents and children, down on your luck, family in crisis, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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 ⇓
100%
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 ⇓
19%
 7.8
 302K
The Game (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In honor of his birthday, San Francisco banker Nicholas Van Orton, a financial genius and a coldhearted loner, receives an unusual present from his younger brother, Conrad -- a gift certificate to play a unique kind of game. In nearly a nanosecond, ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, atmospheric ...
Plot: mind game, life turned upside down, uncover truth, disorder, mystery, manipulation, businessman, neo noir, surveillance, dishonesty, scheme, birthday ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 ⇓
37%
Eye of the Beholder (1999)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK, Australia
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A reclusive surveillance expert is hired to spy on a mysterious blackmailer, who just may be a serial killer.
Style: surreal, serious, gloomy, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, obsession, secret service, voyeurism, blindness, murder, stalking, mystery, investigation, dangerous attraction, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, alaska, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Before I Go to Sleep (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, France, Sweden
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A woman wakes up every day, remembering nothing as a result of a traumatic accident in her past. One day, new terrifying truths emerge that force her to question everyone around her.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: memory loss, uncover truth, life turned upside down, amnesia, mystery, psychiatrist, obsession, woman in danger, doctors and patients, power relations, paranoia, hidden truth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2007, 1990s, 2000s ...
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 8.0
 631K
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, atmospheric, mind bending, suspense, serious ...
Plot: obsession, ballet, losing-it hero, mental illness, insanity, dancer's life, mentally unstable, showbiz, paranoia, hallucinations, parents and children, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.2
 162K
Fracture (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A husband is on trial for the attempted murder of his wife, in what is seemingly an open/shut case for the ambitious district attorney trying to put him away. However, there are surprises for both around every corner, and, as a suspenseful game of ...
Style: suspense, psychological, suspenseful, twists and turns, enigmatic ...
Plot: mind game, investigation, courtroom drama, obsession, legal investigation, manipulation, perfect crime, attempted murder, lawyer, manipulations, guilt, revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 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 ⇓
36%
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 7.7
 207K
21 Grams (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: This is the story of three gentle persons: Paul Rivers an ailing mathematician lovelessly married to an English émigré, Christina Peck, an upper-middle-class suburban housewife, happily married and mother of two little girls, and Jack Jordan, an ...
Style: gloomy, emotional, realistic, bleak, serious ...
Plot: redemption, life is a bitch, suicide attempt, surgery, death in the family, desperation, crimes, guilt, vengeance, death, family problems, hit and run ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Whispers in the Dark (1992)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Psychiatrist Ann Hecker is ending one relationship and possibly starting an important new one, while finding that some of the sexual exploits her patients relate are weighing on her. Turning to a married friend from her research days for guidance, ...
Style: gloomy, erotic, serious, sexual, realistic ...
Plot: investigation, crime, crimes, danger, dishonesty, protagonist as suspect, betrayal, dangerous attraction, love affair, power relations, female protagonist, psychiatrist ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Girl, Interrupted (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Set in the changing world of the late 1960s, Susanna Kaysen's prescribed "short rest" from a psychiatrist she had met only once becomes a strange, unknown journey into Alice's Wonderland, where she struggles with the thin line ...
Style: psychological, gloomy, captivating, serious, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: mental illness, suicide attempt, friendship, psychiatrist, suicide, diary, patient, nurse, friends, crazy, doctors and patients, coming of age ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 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 ...
Plot: haunted by the past, mental illness, murder, past, betrayal, infidelity, delusion, mentally unstable, mystery, parents and children, childhood trauma, psychopath ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, london, africa, britain, east end london
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.9
 67K
Premonition (2007)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A depressed housewife who learns her husband was killed in a car accident the day previously, awakens the next morning to find him alive and well at home, and then awakens the day after to a world in which he is still dead.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, mind bending, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: destiny, time travel, dealing with death, starting over, psychic, memory loss, race against time, small town, death, couple relations, infidelity, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Movie in collections
 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 ⇓
34%
 7.4
 262K
Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 159 min.
Story: After Dr. Bill Hartford's wife, Alice, admits to having sexual fantasies about a man she met, Bill becomes obsessed with having a sexual encounter. He discovers an underground sexual group and attends one of their meetings -- and quickly ...
Style: sexual, psychological, atmospheric, sexy, surreal ...
Plot: sexual relations, human nature, sexuality, sexual obsession, orgy, marriage, free love, disguise, dangerous attraction, sexual exploration, couple relations, voyeurism ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, medical school
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 ⇓
33%
Don't Say a Word (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia, Switzerland, Canada
Duration: 113 min.
Story: When the daughter of a psychiatrist is kidnapped, he's horrified to discover that the abductors' demand is that he break through to a post traumatic stress disorder suffering young woman who knows a secret..
Style: suspense, suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic ...
Plot: kidnapping, psychiatrist, island, cemetery, murder, danger, race against time, haunted by the past, mental illness, crime, killer, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, 1990s, year 1991
Place: new york, usa, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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 ⇓
33%
The Conversation (1974)
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: psychological, gloomy, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: surveillance, character study, obsession, alienation, losing-it hero, paranoia, neo noir, wiretap, saxophone, mystery, loner, amateur detective ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.9
 3K
Silent Fall (1994)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An autistic boy witnesses his parents' double murder. Richard Dreyfuss as a controversial therapist, seeks to probe the child's mind in order to solve the case.
Style: suspenseful, gloomy, serious, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: autism, murder, mystery, investigation, doctors and patients, double murder, haunted by the past, psychopath, crimes, deadly, life is a bitch, dealing with death ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%