Movies like The Magus

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The Magus (1968)
 5.7
 2K
The Magus (1968)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A teacher on a Greek island becomes involved in bizarre mind-games with the island's magus (magician) and a beautiful young woman.
Style: psychological, mind bending, serious, atmospheric, captivating, melancholic
Plot: island, mind game, tarot card, greek island, tarot cards, mystery, redemption, riddles and clues, teachers and students, mental illness, danger, chase, doctor patient relationship, school, teacher, schizophrenic, manipulation, foot chase, rivalry, psychic, airplane, fight, machine, world war two, ship ...
Time: 1940s, year 1941, year 1943, 1910s, year 1914

Most similar movies to The Magus

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, psychological, suspenseful and atmospheric films with plots about mystery, cigarette smoking, murder, nudity (full frontal - brief), death, flashback and violence mostly in Drama, Mystery and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Magus: Jamie Marks Is Dead (2014), Sleuth (2007), Photographing Fairies (1997), Storm (2005), Images (1972). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Jamie Marks Is Dead (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: No one seemed to care about Jamie Marks until after his death. Hoping to find the love and friendship he never had in life, Jamie’s ghost visits former classmate Adam McCormick, drawing him into the bleak world between the living and the dead.
Style: serious, captivating, tense, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: afterlife, ghost, death, high school, coming of age, youth, supernatural, hopes, redemption, troubled teen, imaginary, pursuit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.5
 30K
Sleuth (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: On his sprawling country estate, an aging writer matches wits with the struggling actor who has stolen his wife's heart.
Style: intellectual, talky, psychological, suspenseful, witty ...
Plot: rivalry, manipulation, mind game, crimes, outsmarting, verbal byplay, one on one, dialogue driven, writers, riddles and clues, dishonesty, mistaken identity ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Photographing Fairies (1997)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Photographer Charles Castle is numbed with grief following the death of his beautiful bride. He goes off to war, working in the trenches as a photographer. Following the war and still in grief Charles is given some photographs purporting to be of ...
Style: fairy tale, touching, psychological, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: death sentence, world war one, fairy, legends and myths, haunted by the past, supernatural, couples, dealing with death, imaginary, unfulfillment, love and romance, mystery ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: london, europe, england, alps, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 5.7
 3K
Storm (2005)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 110 min.
Story: DD is a smug fellow, almost 30 years of age, who can manage all by himself. At least that's what he thinks. However, a strange woman - Lova - enters his life, hunted by evil men who want to hurt her. Against his will, DD is forced into a series ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, psychological, tense
Plot: on the run, good versus evil, adventure, heroes, escapades, rivalry, danger, journalism, investigation, delusion, time travel, gory ...
Place: sweden, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 7.1
 5K
Images (1972)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Schizophrenic housewife, engulfed by terrorizing apparitions, kills off each, unknowing if these demons are merely figments of her hallucinatory imagination or part of reality.
Style: suspenseful, stylized, tense, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: mental illness, psychopath, schizophrenia, delusion, deadly, dishonesty, family problems, couples, crumbling marriage, strong female presence, air disaster, infidelity ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 6.6
 2K
Waterland (1992)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The story of a mentally anguished high school history teacher going through a complete reassessment of his life. His method for reassessing his life is to narrate it to his class and interweave in it three generations of his family's history.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, serious, psychological, contemplative ...
Plot: high school, teacher, self discovery, haunted by the past, teachers and students, power relations, couples, couple relations, introspection, murder, pregnancy, friendship ...
Time: 90s, 70s, 1910s, 1940s, 1920s
Place: england, europe, london, pittsburgh, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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: suspenseful, psychological, tense, serious, rough ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: kidnapping, murder, race against time, haunted by the past, psychiatrist, danger, police investigation, crimes, confined, criminal's revenge, mental illness, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary, year 1991, 2000s, 1990s, 90s
Place: new york, usa, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 5.8
 7K
Gothic (1986)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The year is 1816. A sprawling villa in Switzerland is the setting for a stormy night of madness. On this night of the "Haunted Summer," five famous friends gather around an ancient skull to conjure up their darkest fears. Poets Lord ...
Style: gothic, surreal, psychological, scary, atmospheric ...
Plot: surrealism, seance, mystery, mind game, insanity, supernatural, ghost, hallucination, drugs, cult, woman in danger, demons ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Movie in collections
 6.2
 44K
The Hole (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Four teenagers at a British private school secretly uncover and explore the depths of a sealed underground hole created decades ago as a possible bomb shelter.
Style: psychological, twist ending, tense, scary, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: obsession, youth, danger, claustrophobia, psychologist, twists & turns, bunker, psychology, survival, isolation, mystery, school ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 5.8
 739
Deadfall (1968)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Cat burglar Henry Clarke and his accomplices the Moreaus attempt to steal diamonds from the chateau of millionaire Salinas.
Style: realistic, serious, british noir
Plot: heist, love triangle, burglar, jewel thief, concert hall, mansion, break in, criminal heroes, crime, gays and lesbians, unlikely partners, crimes ...
Time: 60s
Place: madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.1
 2K
Blue My Mind (2017)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Switzerland
Duration: 97 min.
Story: 15-year-old Mia faces an overwhelming transformation which puts her entire existence into question. Her body is changing radically, and despite desperate attempts to halt the process, Mia is soon forced to accept that nature is far more powerful ...
Style: captivating, suspenseful, touching, suspense, neurotic
Plot: mermaid, puberty, teenager, transformation, coming of age, parent child relationship, life is a bitch, female director, spoiled brat, infection, therapy, suicide attempt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Shattered Image (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Confusing realities surface in this paranoid film dealing with the fragile nature of a young woman (Anne Parillaud) recovering from rape and an apparent attempted suicide. In one reality, she is a killer destroyer of men. In another she is the new ...
Style: surreal, mind bending, serious, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: betrayal, hitman, murder, danger, mind game, mental illness, rivalry, wizards and magicians, memory loss, deadly, dishonesty, mystery ...
Time: 90s
Place: jamaica, seattle, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, serious ...
Plot: missing child, investigation, kidnapping, school, missing person, kindergarten, mystery, journalism, family relations, crimes, psychological thriller, estrangement ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 70s
Place: london, england, europe, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 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: psychological, disturbing, bleak, surreal, mind bending ...
Plot: mental illness, childhood trauma, haunted by the past, mental patient, murder, betrayal, mystery, vengeance, misfit, infidelity, past, delusion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 50s, 1950s
Place: london, europe, britain, england, east end london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.9
 2K
Deeply (2000)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
Country: Canada, Germany
Duration: 101 min.
Story: On Ironbound Island, native Fiona McKay arrives from Europe with her teenage daughter Clair, hoping that the peace of the island will help the girl get over the death of her boyfriend. The girl finds comfort in the company of a visiting American ...
Style: fairy tale, serious, sentimental, atmospheric, touching ...
Plot: island, curse, memory, hopes, haunted by the past, starting over, curses spells and rituals, romance, mystery, loner, writers, funeral ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, berlin germany, nova scotia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.6
 62K
The Gift (2000)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When a local woman disappears and the police can't seem to find any leads, her father turns to a poor young woman with psychic powers. Slowly she starts having visions of the woman chained and in a pond. Her visions lead to the body and the ...
Style: suspenseful, twist ending, macabre, scary, suspense ...
Plot: psychic, foreknowledge, extrasensory perception, fortune teller, murder, investigation, missing person, clairvoyant, sheriff, violence, small town, child abuse ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: georgia, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.8
 1K
Wetherby (1985)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The mysterious death of an enigmatic young man newly arrived in the suburb of Wetherby releases the long-repressed, dark passions of some of its residents.
Style: gloomy, contemplative, realistic, serious, psychological ...
Plot: world war two, solitude, investigation, obsession, memory, suicide by gunshot, haunted by the past, deadly, couples, crimes, mysterious character, mystery ...
Time: 80s
Place: yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.3
 378
Playmaker (1994)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A would-be actress uncovers horrifying files on other starlets.
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, suspense ...
Plot: mystery, manipulations, manipulation, rivalry, crimes, mentally unstable, power relations, murder, actress, vengeance, mentor, danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Movie in collections
 6.6
 6K
Neverwas (2005)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Zach Riley (Aaron Eckhart) is a psychiatrist, who leaves a job at a prestigious university, to take up a job at the privately run mental institution, 'Millwood'. What he doesnt reveal at the time of his appointment is that this was the ...
Style: psychological, serious, fairy tale
Plot: psychiatrist, secret, schizophrenia, novelist, book, mystery, parents and children, family relations, haunted by the past, writer's life, reality vs fantasy, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Stranger from Afar (2004)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A fear-obsessed freelance cameraman investigates an urban legend involving mysterious spirits that haunt the subways of Tokyo.
Style: disturbing, psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, scary ...
Plot: supernatural, psychopath, murder, obsession, vampire, slasher, investigation, haunted by the past, deadly, gory, danger, mystery ...
Time: contemporary
Place: tokyo, asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.9
 278
Summerfield (1977)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When teacher Simon arrives in a small, secluded village to take over the local school, he is surprised to discover that his predecessor has disappeared without a trace - and that nobody seems too concerned about it. As Simon probes deeper into the ...
Style: surprise ending
Plot: secret, blood, disappearance, bridge, island, disease, small village, mystery, discovery, teacher, student, talking to an animal ...
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Moustache (2005)
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: surreal, psychological, serious, meditative, emotional ...
Plot: mystery, riddles and clues, insanity, husband wife relationship, hotel, existentialism, moustache, shaving, bathtub, photograph, escape, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: hong kong, paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.9
 52K
Inland Empire (2006)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, 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, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: filmmaking, danger, actress, debt, seance, infidelity, murder, makeup artist, dangerous attraction, woman in danger, nightmare, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland, los angeles, california, europe, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Movie in collections
 6.1
 34K
Birth (2004)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: It took Anna 10 years to recover from the death of her husband, Sean, but now she's on the verge of marrying her boyfriend, Joseph, and finally moving on. However, on the night of her engagement party, a young boy named Sean turns up, saying he ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, enigmatic, melancholic, artsy ...
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, reincarnation, wedding, mystery, couples, dishonesty, little boy, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, obsession, love triangle, obsessive love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Passion of Darkly Noon (1995)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Desire torments a former cultist taking refuge at the home of a scantily clad woman whose husband is away.
Style: psychological, serious, atmospheric, sexy, sexual ...
Plot: romance, obsession, psychopath, mentally unstable, countryside, self discovery, isolation, mystery, in the woods, schizophrenic, love triangle, jealousy ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.6
 384
UV (2007)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: During the absence of Philipp, in his house appears the stranger, who calls himself Boris. He says that he was the school comrade of Philipp and it arrived to visit old friend. Boris charms all households and remains to await Philipp. Only one ...
Style: atmospheric, tense, psychological, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, family relations, mystery, crimes, danger, hidden identity, dishonesty, estate, mysterious character, stranger, mysterious past, paranoia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, saint tropez
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 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: psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful, bleak, serious ...
Plot: obsession, crimes, investigation, haunted by the past, supernatural ability, mysterious character, psychopath, starting over, deadly, ghost, supernatural, danger ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.4
 10K
The Dark (2005)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Isle Of Man, UK, USA, Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Adèle and her daughter Sarah are traveling on the Welsh coastline to see her husband James when Sarah disappears. A different but similar looking girl appears who says she died in a past time. Adèle tries to discover what happened to her daughter ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, scary, tense ...
Plot: ghost, missing person, supernatural, secret, suicide, child abuse, uncover truth, haunted by the past, family in danger, mind game, mystery, mysterious character ...
Time: contemporary
Place: wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: twist ending, suspense, suspenseful, serious, tense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: memory loss, mystery, uncover truth, amnesia, domestic violence, psychology, life turned upside down, psychiatrist, obsession, doctors and patients, power relations, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1999, year 2013, year 2007 ...
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.3
 60K
Dorian Gray (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A vain London playboy offers his soul in exchange for eternal beauty in this adaptation of the chilling tale by author Oscar Wilde. Seduced into the decadent world of Lord Henry Wotton (Colin Firth), handsome young aristocrat Dorian Gray (Ben ...
Style: gothic, atmospheric, stylized, captivating, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: deal with the devil, aristocracy, male nudity, physical appearance, society, eternal youth, fall in love, high society, painting, supernatural, immortality, love and romance ...
Time: victorian, 19th century, victorian era, 1890s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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