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Stay (2005)
 6.9
 68K
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 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, surreal, stylized, surprise ending, twists and turns, atmospheric, serious, twist ending, cerebral, realistic ...
Plot: psychiatrist, mystery, suicide, guilt, obsession, surrealism, storytelling, death, memory, student, life & death, dreams, existentialism, psychology, doctors and patients, twists & turns, imagination, parallel universe, time loop, psychiatry, plot twist, insanity, life philosophy, alternate reality, art ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
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The Sixth Sense
Drama, Mystery, Thriller
USA
107 min.
 8.1
Identity
Mystery, Thriller
USA
90 min.
 7.3
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, psychological, cerebral and enigmatic films with plots about storytelling, twists & turns, mystery, obsession, psychology, secrets and dialogue mostly in Thriller, Mystery and Drama genres. Some movies like Stay: Side Effects (2013), The Machinist (2004), The Number 23 (2007), All Good Things (2010), The Sixth Sense (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Side Effects
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Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
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Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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The Machinist
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 101 min.
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The Number 23
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 ...
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Duration: 101 min.
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Country: Germany, UK, USA
Duration: 122 min.
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Style: stylized, atmospheric, serious, realistic, captivating ...
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Country: France, USA
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Duration: 117 min.
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Country: USA
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Fracture
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 ...
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Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Spain, France, Italy
Duration: 117 min.
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Time: 20th century, 90s
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Country: USA
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Country: USA
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The Village
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When a willful young man tries to venture beyond his sequestered Pennsylvania hamlet, his actions set off a chain of chilling incidents that will alter the community forever.
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, psychological, scary, romantic ...
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Lost Highway
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A tormented jazz musician finds himself lost in an enigmatic story involving murder, surveillance, gangsters, doppelgangers, and an impossible transformation inside a prison cell.
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Deception
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: As a corporate auditor who works in a number of different offices, Jonathan McQuarry wanders without an anchor among New York's power brokers. A chance meeting with charismatic lawyer Wyatt Bose leads to Jonathan's introduction to The ...
Style: sexy, suspenseful, twists and turns, suspense, erotic ...
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Anna
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, tense, serious, mind bending ...
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