Movies like Vanilla Sky

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Vanilla Sky (2001)
 6.9
 228K
Vanilla Sky (2001)
Genre: Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Spain
Duration: 136 min.
Story: David Aames has it all: wealth, good looks and gorgeous women on his arm. But just as he begins falling for the warmhearted Sofia, his face is horribly disfigured in a car accident. That's just the beginning of his troubles as the lines between illusion and reality, between life and death, are blurred.
Style: psychological, surreal, enigmatic, suspense, non-linear, ambiguous ending, tricky, stylized, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: love triangle, mystery, disfigurement, hallucinations, virtual reality, disfigured face, love, obsession, mind game, nightmare, redemption, tragic love, freak accident, lost love, jealousy, surrealism, hopes, love and romance, rich snob, existentialism, alternate reality, love story, loneliness, catastrophe, psychology ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 22nd century, future
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city

Most similar movies to Vanilla Sky

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, psychological, cerebral and enigmatic films with plots about storytelling, twists & turns, death, mystery, psychology, murder and dialogue mostly in Thriller, Mystery and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like Vanilla Sky: Open Your Eyes (1997), The Thirteenth Floor (1999), The Jacket (2005), Wicker Park (2004), Mr. Nobody (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 7.8
 58K
Open Your Eyes (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Spain, France, Italy
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A very handsome man finds the love of his life, but he suffers an accident and needs to have his face rebuilt by surgery after it is severely disfigured.
Style: psychological, surreal, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: psychiatrist, love triangle, virtual reality, inheritance, paranoia, mystery, disfigurement, suicide, jealousy, birthday, nightmare, doctor ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: madrid, spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Joel Barish, heartbroken that his girlfriend underwent a procedure to erase him from her memory, decides to do the same. However, as he watches his memories of her fade away, he realises that he still loves her, and may be too late to correct his ...
Style: psychological, mind bending, clever, captivating, offbeat ...
Audience: date night
Plot: introspection, love and romance, couple relations, power of love, mind control, memory loss, couples, love story, dreams, disorder, destiny, love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, mcdonald's restaurant
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
The Thirteenth Floor (1999)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Computer scientist Hannon Fuller has discovered something extremely important. He's about to tell the discovery to his colleague, Douglas Hall, but knowing someone is after him, the old man leaves a letter in his computer generated parallel ...
Style: mind bending, serious, atmospheric, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: parallel world, murder, cyberspace, protagonist as suspect, virtual reality, uncover truth, crimes, imaginary, a.i., investigation, technology gone awry, fall in love ...
Time: 90s, future, 20th century, 1930s, 2020s ...
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 7.1
 101K
The Jacket (2005)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, 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, atmospheric, serious, enigmatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, supernatural, mental institution, supernatural ability, memory loss, haunted by the past, mentally unstable, experiment, destiny, murder, imaginary, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 1990s ...
Place: vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.0
 49K
Wicker Park (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Matthew, a young advertising executive in Chicago, puts his life and a business trip to China on hold when he thinks he sees Lisa, the love of his life who left him without a word two years earlier, walking out of a restaurant one day.
Style: sexy, realistic, serious, romantic, psychological ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: obsession, love triangle, friendship, track down, manipulations, dishonesty, love and romance, betrayal, intrigue, romance, dancer, neighbor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 188K
Mr. Nobody (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Belgium, Germany, Canada, France, USA, UK
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Nemo Nobody leads an ordinary existence with his wife and 3 children; one day, he wakes up as a mortal centenarian in the year 2092.
Style: psychological, futuristic, mind bending, offbeat, surreal ...
Audience: date night
Plot: destiny, utopia, depression, teenage love, alternate reality, love affair, parallel world, romance, imaginary, postmodernism, philosophy, death ...
Time: future, 20th century, 21st century, year 1975
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Butterfly Effect (2004)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A young man struggles to access sublimated childhood memories. He finds a technique that allows him to travel back into the past, to occupy his childhood body and change history. However, he soon finds that every change he makes has unexpected ...
Style: psychological, mind bending, suspenseful, suspense, philosophical ...
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, supernatural ability, haunted by the past, diary, family relations, parents and children, life philosophy, twists & turns, child abuse, road not taken, hypnosis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: usa, dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.1
 10K
The I Inside (2004)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Simon Cable wakes up in a hospital bed, confused and disoriented. He soon discovers from doctors that he has amnesia and is unable to remember the last two years of his life. Cable investigates what has happened to him and slowly pieces together his ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, mind bending, psychological, serious ...
Plot: memory loss, hospital, murder, mind game, uncover truth, supernatural, paranoia, doctor, puzzle, amnesia, nightmare, memory ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, year 2002
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Movie in collections
 8.0
 527K
Twelve Monkeys (1995)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In the year 2035, convict James Cole reluctantly volunteers to be sent back in time to discover the origin of a deadly virus that wiped out nearly all of the earth's population and forced the survivors into underground communities. But when ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, bleak, surreal, non-linear ...
Plot: time travel, plague, social misfits, changing the past or future, save the world, future dystopia, apocalypse, insanity, paranoia, mystery, race against time, postmodernism ...
Time: future, 20th century, 21st century, 90s, 1990s ...
Place: philadelphia, baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.7
 173K
Dark City (1998)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A man struggles with memories of his past, including a wife he cannot remember, in a nightmarish world with no sun and run by beings with telekinetic powers who seek the souls of humans.
Style: mind bending, gothic, atmospheric, tech noir, stylized ...
Plot: evil alien, investigation, future dystopia, memory, chase, alien race, experiment, beach, paranoia, cyberpunk, serial killer, memory loss ...
Time: future, 1940s
⇓ 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 ⇓
34%
 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 ⇓
31%
 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 ⇓
31%
 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 ⇓
31%
Broken Embraces (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Harry Caine, a blind writer, reaches this moment in time when he has to heal his wounds from 14 years back. He was then still known by his real name, Mateo Blanco, and directing his last movie.
Style: clever, emotional, stylized, serious, realistic ...
Plot: betrayal, obsession, love triangle, jealousy, destructive relationship, love, neo noir, filmmaking, vengeance, confession, secretary, actress ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century, 1990s ...
Place: madrid, spain, europe, ibiza
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.5
 318K
Cloud Atlas (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Germany, USA, Hong Kong, Singapore
Duration: 172 min.
Story: A set of six nested stories spanning time between the 19th century and a distant post-apocalyptic future. Cloud Atlas explores how the actions and consequences of individual lives impact one another throughout the past, the present and the future. ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, futuristic, serious, offbeat ...
Plot: destiny, human nature, life philosophy, love and romance, death, reincarnation, redemption, wisdom of life, human existence, genetic engineering, supernatural, love ...
Time: future, 19th century, 1930s, 21st century, 30s ...
Place: hawaii, seoul, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.4
 31K
The Nines (2007)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A troubled actor, a television show runner, and an acclaimed videogame designer find their lives intertwining in mysterious and unsettling ways.
Style: psychological, serious, atmospheric, thought provoking, touching ...
Plot: theology, prostitute, neighbor, arson, arrest, god, supernatural, bus, rehearsal, obsession, producer, actress ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, los angeles, usa, california, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.6
 83K
The Box (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Norma and Arthur Lewis, a suburban couple with a young child, receive a simple wooden box as a gift, which bears fatal and irrevocable consequences. A mysterious stranger delivers the message that the box promises to bestow upon its owner $1 million ...
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, psychological, serious, mind bending ...
Plot: alien, human nature, moral dilemma, experiment, money, scientist, gift, murder, violence, sacrifice, decision, nasa ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: virginia, usa, langley virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Movie in collections
 5.8
 98K
Gothika (2003)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, France, Canada, Spain
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After a car crash, a criminal psychologist (Halle Berry) comes to, only to find that she's a patient in the same mental institution that currently employs her. It seems she's been accused of murdering her husband -- but she has no memory ...
Style: psychological, gothic, scary, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder, investigation, supernatural, mental illness, protagonist as suspect, mind game, psychiatrist, serial killer, supernatural ability, crazy, mystery, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new hampshire, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 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 ⇓
29%
 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 ⇓
28%
 3.6
 12K
S. Darko (2009)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: S. Darko follows Samantha Darko, the younger sister of Donnie, the protagonist of Donnie Darko, and her friend Corey. On their way to California, their car breaks down, forcing them to wait in a small town until it is fixed. While there, Samantha ...
Style: surreal, serious, psychological, gothic, mind bending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, stranded, supernatural, end of the world, imaginary, best friends, existentialism, time travel, surrealism, adaptation, life philosophy, clones ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.7
 13K
Seconds (1966)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A secret organisation offers wealthy people a second chance at life. The customer picks out someone they want to be and the organisation surgically alters the customer to look like the intended person, stages the customer's death, gets rid of ...
Style: atmospheric, surreal, psychological, stylized, serious ...
Plot: haunted by the past, murder, plastic surgery, midlife crisis, faked death, surgery, redemption, mystery, deadly, golden years, hidden identity, secret identity ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: california, grand central station manhattan new york city, malibu california, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.3
 87K
The Cell (2000)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A psychotherapist journeys inside a comatose serial killer in the hopes of saving his latest victim.
Style: psychological, disturbing, scary, surreal, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, mind game, psychiatrist, crime, drowning, schizophrenia, alternate reality, surrealism, torture, virtual reality, therapist, dreams ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.6
 114K
Lost Highway (1997)
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.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, sexual, psychological, gothic ...
Plot: insanity, jealousy, pornography, murder, neo noir, transformation, impotence, prison, jazz musician, mystery, dangerous attraction, paranoia ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 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 ⇓
26%
 7.5
 436K
Source Code (2011)
Genre: Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Decorated soldier Captain Colter Stevens wakes up in the body of an unknown man, discovering he's involved in a mission to find the bomber of a Chicago commuter train. He learns he's part of a top-secret experimental program that enables ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, twists and turns, suspense, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, destiny, bomb, save the day, suspicion, nuclear threat, train, danger, imaginary, race against time, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, future, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa, afghanistan, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 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 ⇓
26%
 8.8
 1.7M
Inception (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 148 min.
Story: Cobb, a skilled thief who commits corporate espionage by infiltrating the subconscious of his targets is offered a chance to regain his old life as payment for a task considered to be impossible: "inception", the implantation of another ...
Style: psychological, mind bending, clever, serious, exciting ...
Plot: manipulations, parallel world, haunted by the past, teamwork, hi-tech, perfect crime, virtual reality, mind control, imagination, redemption, impersonating, dishonesty ...
Time: 2010s, near future
Place: los angeles, paris france, sydney australia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 8.5
 1.0M
The Prestige (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
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: psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful, captivating, serious ...
Plot: rivalry, obsession, uninhibited rivalry, magical, secret, deception, illusion, performer's life, magic, wizards and magicians, mystery, teleportation ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 20th century, 1890s, victorian era ...
Place: england, london, europe, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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