Movies like The Discovery

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The Discovery (2017)
 6.3
 25K
The Discovery (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In the near future, due to a breakthrough scientific discovery by Dr. Thomas Harbor, there is now definitive proof of an afterlife. While countless people have chosen suicide to reset their existence, others try to decide what it all means. Among them is Dr. Harbor's son Will, who has arrived at his father's isolated compound with a mysterious young woman named Isla. There, they discover the strange acolytes who help Dr. Harbor with his experiments.
Style: intellectual, psychological, bleak, suspense, philosophical, enigmatic, non-linear, cerebral, melancholic, absurd ...
Plot: suicide, life after death, interview, alternate reality, mystery, plot twist, mental illness, science, self discovery, dreams, afterlife, depression, mansion, existentialism, secrets, life & death, religion, psychology, philosophy, storytelling, first contact, loneliness, twists & turns, pornography, romance ...
Time: future

Most similar movies to The Discovery

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out psychological, cerebral, interesting and enigmatic films with plots about existentialism, storytelling, life philosophy, catastrophe, dialogue, loneliness and twists & turns mostly in Drama, Thriller and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like The Discovery: Vanilla Sky (2001), Stay (2005), The One I Love (2014), Solaris (2002), Franklyn (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.9
 232K
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 ...
Style: psychological, enigmatic, surreal, suspense, non-linear ...
Plot: love triangle, disfigurement, mystery, virtual reality, nightmare, jealousy, love, hallucinations, disfigured face, obsession, hopes, mind game ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 22nd century, future
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 70K
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, surreal, suspenseful, twists and turns, tense ...
Plot: suicide, psychiatrist, doctors and patients, suicide attempt, mentally unstable, student, patient, guilt, obsession, race against time, unfulfillment, blind character ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 31K
The One I Love (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: On the brink of separation, Ethan and Sophie escape to a beautiful vacation house for a weekend getaway in an attempt to save their marriage. What begins as a romantic and fun retreat soon becomes surreal, when an unexpected discovery forces the two ...
Style: surreal, suspense, melancholic, enigmatic, emotional ...
Plot: marriage, family problems, moral dilemma, self discovery, crumbling marriage, couple relations, couples, betrayal, infidelity, husband wife relationship, magic, twists & turns ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.2
 75K
Solaris (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A troubled psychologist is sent to investigate the crew of an isolated research station orbiting a bizarre planet.
Style: futuristic, psychological, mind bending, surreal, enigmatic ...
Plot: space station, space travel, outer space, astronaut, mysterious planet, spacecraft, space and aliens, back from the dead, paranormal activity, mystery, obsession, psychologist ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Movie in collections
 6.2
 16K
Franklyn (2008)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Set between the parallel worlds of contemporary London and the futuristic faith dominated metropolis of Meanwhile City, Franklyn weaves a tale of four souls, whose lives are intertwined by fate, romance and tragedy. As these worlds collide, a single ...
Style: futuristic, psychological, bleak, surprise ending, suspense ...
Plot: parallel world, future dystopia, mental illness, masked vigilante, looking for love, imaginary, urban, religions or cults, vigilantism, childhood sweetheart, torment, track down ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.6
 116K
The Hours (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: "The Hours" is the story of three women searching for more potent, meaningful lives. Each is alive at a different time and place, all are linked by their yearnings and their fears. Their stories intertwine, and finally come together in a ...
Style: psychological, intellectual, captivating, melancholic, depressing ...
Plot: depression, suicide, drowning, writer's life, housewife, aids, mental illness, letter, introspection, human nature, literature, terminal illness ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 50s, 20s, contemporary ...
Place: england, usa, europe, new york, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.8
 59K
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, tense, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: psychiatrist, love triangle, paranoia, suicide, jealousy, disfigurement, birthday, nightmare, doctor, virtual reality, journey, inheritance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: madrid, spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.8
 258K
Gattaca (1997)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Science fiction drama about a future society in the era of indefinite eugenics where humans are set on a life course depending on their DNA. The young Vincent Freeman is born with a condition that would prevent him from space travel, yet he is ...
Style: futuristic, thought provoking, intellectual, twists and turns, psychological ...
Plot: fighting the system, future dystopia, discrimination, genetics, eugenics, society, destiny, space travel, heart disease, distopia, presumed dead, paranoia ...
Time: future, near future
Place: french riviera, riviera
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Movie in collections
 7.3
 339K
Unbreakable (2000)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An ordinary man makes an extraordinary discovery when a train accident leaves his fellow passengers dead – and him unscathed. The answer to this mystery could lie with the mysterious Elijah Price, a man who suffers from a disease that renders his ...
Style: surprise ending, twist ending, psychological, atmospheric, mind bending ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: self discovery, superhero, supernatural ability, a vision, villain, invulnerability, mystery, conflict, good versus evil, psychic, train crash, marital problem ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Butterfly Effect (2004)
Genre: Drama, 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, suspense, suspenseful, philosophical ...
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, supernatural ability, haunted by the past, life philosophy, twists & turns, diary, psychology, hypnosis, child abuse, parents and children, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: usa, dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
It's All About Love (2003)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Italy, France, Canada, Spain, USA, Japan, Sweden, UK, Denmark, Germany, Netherlands
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The story of two lovers and their attempts to save their relationship in a near-future world on the brink of cosmic collapse. John, and world-famous ice skating star, Elena, are about to sign divorce papers when they realise that, in spite of ...
Style: psychological, stylized, offbeat, epic, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night
Plot: apocalypse, airport, cloning, romance, love and romance, future dystopia, life is a bitch, lovers on the run, couple relations, chases and races, chaos, couples ...
Time: future, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.5
 37K
Time Lapse (2014)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Three friends discover a mysterious machine that takes pictures 24 hours into the future and conspire to use it for personal gain, until disturbing and dangerous images begin to develop.
Style: suspenseful, twist ending, suspense, tricky, enigmatic ...
Plot: time travel, parallel universe, time machine, time paradox, camera, gambling, plot twist, photograph, paranoia, twists & turns, death threat, greed ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, melancholic, captivating, clever, mind bending ...
Audience: date night
Plot: introspection, love and romance, couple relations, love, power of love, mind control, brainwashing, couples, memory loss, deja vu, dreams, love story ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, mcdonald's restaurant
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.9
 34K
After.Life (2009)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Following a terrible car crash, a woman (Christina Ricci) awakes to find an enigmatic mortician (Liam Neeson) preparing her for burial.
Style: mind bending, bleak, psychological, offbeat, atmospheric ...
Plot: afterlife, mysterious character, danger, couple relations, dealing with death, supernatural, mystery, talking to the dead, death, life & death, mentor, psychology ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.7
 34K
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, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: obsession, suicide, ghost, mental illness, supernatural, mystery, identity, split personality, haunted by the past, delusion, deadly, losing-it hero ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.7
 71K
The Invitation (2015)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Will and his new girlfriend Kira are invited to a dinner with old friends at the house of Will’s ex Eden and her new partner David. Although the evening appears to be relaxed, Will soon gets a creeping suspicion that their charming host David is ...
Style: twist ending, apocalyptic, ambiguous ending, tense, psychological ...
Plot: suicide, deception, conspiracy, cult, suspicion, dinner party, stabbing, paranoia, obsession, bisexual, bisexual woman, mass murder ...
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.9
 518K
Arrival (2016)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, India
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Taking place after alien crafts land around the world, an expert linguist is recruited by the military to determine whether they come in peace or are a threat.
Style: futuristic, suspense, intellectual, enigmatic, philosophical ...
Plot: alien, first contact, spacecraft, precognition, loss, time loop, destiny, flash forward, language barrier, death of daughter, science, memory ...
Time: 2010s, future
Place: montana, china, massachusetts, pakistan, sudan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 8.1
 690K
Donnie Darko (2001)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: After narrowly escaping a bizarre accident, a troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a large bunny rabbit that manipulates him to commit a series of crimes.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, captivating, surreal, interesting ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: supernatural ability, time travel, social misfits, insanity, hallucinations, teenage life, supernatural, time loop, imaginary, society, morality, high school life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, future
Place: virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Movie in collections
 6.2
 29K
The Final Cut (2004)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Set in a world with memory implants, Robin Williams plays a cutter, someone with the power of final edit over people's recorded histories. His latest assignment is one that puts him in danger.
Style: serious, bleak, suspenseful, mind bending, psychological ...
Plot: haunted by the past, child abuse, chase, microchip, society, deadly, vengeance, future dystopia, crimes, child birth, life is a bitch, neo noir ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.8
 195K
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, surreal, offbeat ...
Audience: date night
Plot: destiny, utopia, depression, teenage love, alternate reality, childhood, surrealism, romance, life changing experience, death, parallel world, love affair ...
Time: future, 21st century, 20th century, year 1975
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Passion of Mind (2000)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When Marie, a widow in Provence with two daughters, locks her bedroom door and goes to sleep, she dreams about Marty, a literary agent in Manhattan who dreams equally vividly about Marie. The women look alike. Marie meets William who begins to court ...
Style: psychological, serious, atmospheric, twists and turns, mind bending ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: dream, widow, romance, couples, heroes, small town, family relations, single parent, unfulfillment, mystery, singleness, provence ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, future
Place: france, new york, europe, usa, empire state building manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.4
 103K
I Origins (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: I Origins follows a molecular biologist studying the evolution of the human eye. He finds his work permeating his life after a brief encounter with an exotic young woman who slips away from him. As his research continues years later with his lab ...
Style: enigmatic, thought provoking, atmospheric, mind bending, psychological ...
Plot: reincarnation, afterlife, inventions and discoveries, elevator, track down, death, memory, science, loneliness, cause and meaning, atheism, buddhism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012, year 1998, year 2005 ...
Place: india, usa, asia, new york, delhi
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
He Was a Quiet Man (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A troubled loner, Bob Maconel, imagines blowing up the tower in Los Angeles where he works. He takes a revolver to his office intent on killing colleagues, and then himself. At home, he holds conversations with his fish, who encourage him to do it. ...
Style: surreal, psychological, disturbing, realistic, serious ...
Plot: loner, office, disability, surrealism, paralysis, humiliation, fish, golf, suicide attempt, christmas, alter ego, suitcase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Movie in collections
 8.0
 458K
Her (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: In the not so distant future, Theodore, a lonely writer purchases a newly developed operating system designed to meet the user's every needs. To Theodore's surprise, a romantic relationship develops between him and his operating system. ...
Style: melancholic, futuristic, philosophical, offbeat, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: loneliness, artificial intelligence, unlikely couple, a.i., unlikely relationship, philosophy, love, cyberspace, impossible love, computers and web, human nature, intelligence ...
Time: future, near future, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Veronika Decides to Die (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After a frantic suicide attempt, Veronika awakens inside a mysterious mental asylum. Under the supervision of an unorthodox psychiatrist who specializes in controversial treatment, Veronika learns that she has only weeks to live.
Style: touching, psychological, melancholic, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: mental institution, terminal illness, suicide, psychiatrist, starting over, hopes, doctors and patients, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, depression, sex, life, adaptation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.9
 89K
Primer (2004)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Friends and fledgling entrepreneurs invent a device in their garage which reduces the apparent mass of any object placed inside it, but they discover that it has some highly unexpected capabilities - ones that could enable them to do and to have ...
Style: talky, surreal, clever, psychological, serious ...
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, inventions and discoveries, time machine, parallel universe, party, guilt, paradox, identity crisis, garage, mathematics, experiment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Sunset Limited (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Based on the play of the same name by Pulitzer Prize Winner Cormac McCarthy, this searing two-character drama mixes humor and pathos while examining the relationship between strangers who are brought together by desperate circumstances. Set in a New ...
Style: intellectual, talky, bleak, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: belief, suicide attempt, suicidal, question, one on one, christianity, right and wrong, debate, professor, suffering, alienation, desperation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.6
 74K
Flatliners (1990)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Five medical students want to find out if there is life after death. They plan to stop one of their hearts for a few seconds, thus simulating death, and then bring the person back to life. A science fiction thriller from the early 1990's with a ...
Style: scary, psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, surreal ...
Plot: afterlife, medical student, experiment gone awry, suicide, memory, nightmare, supernatural, hallucinations, obsession, deadly, supernatural ability, disorder ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s, future
Place: medical school, campus, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, suspenseful ...
Plot: strong sexual content, lesbian, showbiz, uncover truth, obsession, frustration, actress, death, jealousy, hollywood, mystery, amnesia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.8
 311K
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, surprise ending, twists and turns, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: mind game, life turned upside down, uncover truth, mystery, disorder, manipulation, businessman, neo noir, surveillance, birthday, scheme, game ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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