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

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, psychological, suspenseful and realistic films with plots about cigarette smoking, mystery, nudity (full frontal - brief), flashback, death, murder and blood mostly in Drama, Mystery and Fantasy genres. Some movies like The Magus: Jamie Marks Is Dead (2014), Photographing Fairies (1997), Waterland (1992), Apartment Zero (1988), Sleuth (2007). 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, emotional, offbeat, captivating, tense ...
Plot: afterlife, ghost, high school, coming of age, youth, supernatural, death, seeing dead people, hopes, redemption, troubled teen, imaginary ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, psychological, atmospheric, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: fairy, world war one, death sentence, photographer, legends and myths, couples, love and romance, imaginary, mystery, unfulfillment, dealing with death, supernatural ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: london, europe, england, switzerland, alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 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, serious, psychological, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: high school, teacher, haunted by the past, self discovery, teachers and students, couples, power relations, couple relations, introspection, pregnancy, murder, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 90s, 70s, 1920s, 1910s, 1940s
Place: england, pittsburgh, europe, london, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Apartment Zero (1988)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The owner of a failing cinema and his mysterious boarder are caught up in the political intrigue of Argentina.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, captivating, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: neighbor, murder, dark humor, serial killer, gender, crimes, loneliness, mental illness, flat, dangerous friend, suspicion, politics ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1988
Place: argentina, buenos aires argentina, latin america, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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 6.5
 31K
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, age difference, verbal byplay, dialogue driven, riddles and clues, dishonesty, one on one, mistaken identity, game playing ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 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, urban fantasy
Plot: on the run, good versus evil, adventure, heroes, rivalry, escapades, danger, journalism, investigation, delusion, gory, time travel ...
Place: europe, sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 5.7
 8K
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, scary, psychological, psychedelic ...
Plot: surrealism, mystery, insanity, seance, mind game, supernatural, hallucination, ghost, woman in danger, demon, brutality, mad scientist ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 7.1
 6K
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: stylized, psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, disturbing ...
Plot: mental illness, psychopath, schizophrenia, delusion, couples, family problems, strong female presence, deadly, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, dishonesty, love and romance ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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One Deadly Summer (1983)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 133 min.
Story: In spring 1976, a 19-year-old beauty, her German-born mother, and her crippled father move to the town of a firefighter nicknamed Pin-Pon. Everyone notices the provocative Eliane. She singles out Pin-Pon and soon is crying on his shoulder ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, bleak, sexual, sexy ...
Plot: village, small town, wedding, family relations, murder, sensuality, breast feeding, small town life, vengeance, gang rape, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 80s, 70s, year 1976, 1960s, 1950s ...
Place: europe, france, south of france, southern france, provence
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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: tense, rough, suspenseful, psychological, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: psychiatrist, kidnapping, murder, race against time, haunted by the past, danger, police investigation, crimes, deadly, confined, criminal's revenge, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 1990s, 2000s, year 1991, 90s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.2
 46K
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: twist ending, psychological, scary, tense, psychological thriller ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: obsession, claustrophobia, twists & turns, youth, danger, mystery, bunker, psychology, psychologist, survival, underground bunker, school ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.7
 66K
The Gift (2000)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 111 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: twist ending, suspenseful, macabre, scary, psychological ...
Plot: psychic, clairvoyant, fortune teller, extrasensory perception, foreknowledge, investigation, murder, psychic power, missing person, tarot card, violence, woman in danger ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: georgia, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
A Quiet Place in the Country (1968)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A painter facing a creative block arranges to spend the weekend in the country at his mistress's villa. While staying there, his sanity begins to disintegrate.
Style: offbeat, atmospheric, sexual, suspenseful, sexy ...
Plot: obsession, haunted house, ghost, mentally unstable, supernatural, deadly, artists and showbiz, mystery, unfulfillment, love and romance, performer's life, couples ...
Time: 60s, 1940s, year 1944, 1960s
Place: milan italy, italy, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.7
 902
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: serious, realistic, neo noir, british noir
Plot: heist, love triangle, mansion, break in, burglar, concert hall, jewel thief, redemption, alcohol abuse, memory loss, partners, crimes ...
Time: 60s
Place: madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.3
 18K
Dagon (2001)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: Spain
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A boating accident off the coast of Spain sends Paul and his girlfriend Barbara to the decrepit fishing village of Imboca. As night falls, people start to disappear and things not quite human start to appear. Paul is pursued by the entire town. ...
Style: atmospheric, scary, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: curses spells and rituals, nightmare, supernatural, mutant, survival, gory, mystery, disorder, village life, deadly, danger, good versus evil ...
Time: contemporary
Place: spain, europe, galicia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Before I Go to Sleep (2014)
Genre: Drama, 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, suspenseful, suspense, tense, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: memory loss, mystery, obsession, uncover truth, psychology, amnesia, psychiatrist, domestic violence, life turned upside down, woman in danger, doctors and patients, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, contemporary, 1990s, year 2007 ...
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, mind bending ...
Plot: missing child, investigation, kidnapping, school, missing person, kindergarten, mystery, family relations, crimes, journalism, parents and children, siblings relations ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 70s
Place: london, england, europe, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.6
 7K
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: secret, psychiatrist, schizophrenia, novelist, parents and children, haunted by the past, family relations, writer's life, mystery, reality vs fantasy, father son relationship, mental institution ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Movie in collections
 6.2
 3K
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, touching, suspenseful, suspense, neurotic ...
Plot: mermaid, puberty, transformation, coming of age, parent child relationship, teenager, underage sex, life is a bitch, drugs, drug, hospital, beach ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.2
 60K
Red Lights (2012)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Spain, Canada
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Two investigators of paranormal hoaxes, the veteran Dr. Margaret Matheson and her young assistant, Tom Buckley, study the most varied metaphysical phenomena with the aim of proving their fraudulent origins. Simon Silver, a legendary blind psychic, ...
Style: surprise ending, enigmatic, tense, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: psychic, supernatural ability, uncover truth, experiment, cheating, mind game, supernatural, deception, investigation, skepticism, obsession, levitation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2011, 70s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: atmospheric, suspenseful, psychological, stylized, surreal ...
Plot: murder, betrayal, hitman, rivalry, mystery, deadly, supernatural ability, mind game, crimes, dishonesty, danger, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: jamaica, seattle washington, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.8
 327
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: island, disappearance, disease, secret, bridge, discovery, teacher, small village, mystery, murder by shooting, climbing, character says i'm sorry ...
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.8
 2K
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: mind bending, gloomy, psychological, contemplative, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, solitude, world war two, investigation, memory, haunted by the past, couples, mystery, crimes, deadly, mysterious character, dinner party ...
Time: 80s
Place: yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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The Passion of Darkly Noon (1995)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Desire torments a former cultist taking refuge at the home of a scantily clad woman whose husband is away.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, serious, sexy, psycho sexual ...
Plot: romance, obsession, mentally unstable, psychopath, countryside, forest, mystery, isolation, self discovery, in the woods, love triangle, schizophrenic ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 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: curse, island, memory, hopes, starting over, curses spells and rituals, haunted by the past, romance, mystery, loner, funeral, writers ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, berlin germany, nova scotia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.1
 423
Playmaker (1994)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A would-be actress uncovers horrifying files on other starlets.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, suspense, twists and turns ...
Plot: mystery, manipulations, manipulation, power relations, mentally unstable, rivalry, crimes, murder, actress, vengeance, mentor, love affair ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.8
 38K
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: bleak, psychological, mind bending, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: mental illness, childhood trauma, haunted by the past, murder, misfit, betrayal, mental patient, vengeance, mystery, infidelity, family relations, past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 50s, 1950s
Place: london, europe, england, united kingdom, britain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.4
 11K
The Dark (2005)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: 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, supernatural, missing person, afterlife, secret, suicide, child abuse, uncover truth, haunted by the past, mystery, mysterious character, family in danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.9
 56K
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: psychological, surreal, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: filmmaking, actress, danger, curse, debt, infidelity, murder, makeup artist, nightmare, lifestyle, woman in danger, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland, los angeles, california, usa, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.2
 36K
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: reincarnation, older woman younger man relationship, obsessive love, wedding, mystery, dishonesty, couples, little boy, self discovery, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, obsession ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%