Movies like Mulholland Dr.

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Mulholland Dr. (1999)
 8.3
 5K
Mulholland Dr. (1999)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Initially, "Mulholland Dr." was to mark David Lynch's return to television. It is a retooling of a script originally shot as a 94-minute pilot for a TV series (co-written with TV screenwriter Joyce Eliason) for the channel ABC, which had approved the script, but chose not even to air the pilot once it was done in 1999, despite Lynch's labours to cut the project to their liking. It was left in limbo until 18 month later French company Studio Canal Plus (also producer of 'The Straight Story') agreed to pay ABC $7 million for the pilot, and budget a few million more to turn the pilot into a two-hour, 27-minute movie. The cost of the film doubled to $14 million as sets had to be reconstructed and actors recalled.
Style: twists and turns, surreal, psychedelic, captivating, thought provoking
Plot: investigation, audition, amnesia, hollywood, actress, lesbian relationship, death, passion, pilot, cowboy, manipulation

Most similar movies to Mulholland Dr.

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and psychological films with plots about mystery, investigation, murder, death, crimes, twists & turns and storytelling mostly in Mystery, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like Mulholland Dr.: Mulholland Drive (2001), Inland Empire (2006), The Tale (2018), Blue Velvet (1986), Stay (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, jealousy, actress, frustration, death, hollywood, mystery, amnesia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.0
 49K
Inland Empire (2006)
Genre: Drama, 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, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: makeup artist, seance, dancer, infidelity, actress, debt, filmmaking, danger, identity, murder, circus, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: poland, california, usa, europe, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.3
 11K
The Tale (2018)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 114 min.
Story: An investigation into one woman’s memory as she‘s forced to re-examine her first sexual relationship and the stories we tell ourselves in order to survive.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, disturbing, heartbreaking, rough ...
Plot: forced sex, memory, first sexual experience, investigation, pedophile, mother daughter relationship, manipulation, 13 year old, virgin, interracial romance, letter, vomiting ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 160K
Blue Velvet (1986)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The discovery of a severed human ear found in a field leads a young man on an investigation related to a beautiful, mysterious nightclub singer and a group of criminals who have kidnapped her child.
Style: surreal, post modern, art house, dark, enigmatic ...
Plot: small town, amateur detective, mystery, perversion, investigation, neo noir, postmodernism, surrealism, innocence lost, sexual perversion, villain, psychopath ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Movie in collections
 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, twists and turns, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: suicide, psychiatrist, suicide attempt, doctors and patients, mentally unstable, student, patient, guilt, obsession, unfulfillment, race against time, blind character ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.6
 94
Jigsaw (1968)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: After inadvertently ingesting some sugar laced with LSD, a man wakes up with amnesia and in the middle of a murder plot.
Plot: amnesia, investigation, lsd, murder, death, apartment, government, blackmail
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.0
 6K
Rabbits (2002)
Genre: Short, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: A story of a group of humanoid rabbits and their depressive, daily life. The plot includes Suzie ironing, Jane sitting on a couch, Jack walking in and out of the apartment, and the occasional solo singing number by Suzie or Jane. At one point the ...
Style: surreal, offbeat, psychological, mind bending, dark humor ...
Plot: isolation, danger, confined, confinement indoors, unfulfillment, mystery, dull life, chaos, intrigue, rabbit, surrealism
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 134 min.
Story: In the questionable town of Deer Meadow, Washington, FBI Agent Desmond inexplicably disappears while hunting for the man who murdered a teen girl. The killer is never apprehended, and, after experiencing dark visions and supernatural encounters, ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, disturbing, serious, mind bending ...
Plot: investigation, small town, murder, diary, seduction, small town life, haunted by the past, sexual abuse, prostitute, double life, angel, prostitution ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1989
Place: washington state, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Movie in collections
 6.0
 59K
Dream House (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Publisher, Will Atenton quits a lucrative job in New York to relocate his wife, Libby and their daughters to a quaint town in New England. However, as they settle into their home the Atentons discover that a woman and her children were murdered ...
Style: surprise ending, suspenseful, tense, scary, psychological ...
Plot: haunted house, riddles and clues, supernatural, memory loss, haunted by the past, parents and children, murder, investigation, family in danger, small town, nervous breakdown, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Million Dollar Hotel (2000)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, UK, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: The Million Dollar Hotel starts with a jump from a roof top that clears up a death in a hotel that was burning to the ground where a lot of strange people had been living.
Style: stylized, captivating, gloomy, realistic, serious ...
Plot: hotel, murder, prostitute, misfit, investigation, down on your luck, crimes, special agents, mystery, freak, hollywood, americana ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 8.1
 749K
Gone Girl (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent.
Style: psychological, surprise ending, tense, suspense, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: missing person, police investigation, mystery, disappearance, manipulation, missing wife, investigation, femme fatale, mind game, infidelity, protagonist as suspect, murder suspect ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012, 2010s, 2000s
Place: missouri, usa, manhattan new york city, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Bricklayers (1976)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 122 min.
Story: When a worker is found murdered on the construction side, the investigation swiftly turns from things criminal to the political circumstances surrounding the building itself. Widespread corruption and neglect by the builder himself are seen to have ...
Plot: janitor, poverty, police brutality, investigation, murder, death, corruption
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Criminal Passion (1994)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A homicide detective begins a torrid affair with a senator's son who is a suspect in a series of grisly murders.
Style: sexy, rough, mind bending, sexual, suspenseful ...
Plot: investigation, murder, crime, fall in love, dancer's life, crimes, love and romance, tough law enforcer, mystery, dishonesty, deadly, couples ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.8
 494
Escape Clause (1996)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A man finds out that his wife has paid $10,000 to have him killed. Then both the would-be killer and the wife turn up dead ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, mind bending, rough
Plot: investigation, murder, insurance, mystery, crimes, crime, police detective, hitman, couples, dishonesty, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Sisterhood of Night (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When a teenage girl says she's the victim of a secret network called The Sisterhood of Night, a quiet suburban town becomes the backdrop for a modern-day Salem witch trial.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: small town, crimes, computers and web, social relations, youth, small town life, investigation, mystery, life is a bitch, witch, teenage life, sexual abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.6
 50K
Blow-Up (1966)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Italy, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A successful mod photographer in London whose world is bounded by fashion, pop music, marijuana, and easy sex, feels his life is boring and despairing. But in the course of a single day he accidentally captures on film the commission of a murder. ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, stylized, tense, clever ...
Plot: photographer, tennis, murder, fashion, photo shoot, darkroom, fashion model, corpse, amateur detective, singleness, mystery, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: london, europe, england, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.9
 311
Sioux City (1994)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A young Lakota Sioux, adopted by a wealthy Jewish couple in Beverly Hills, gets in touch with his cultural roots and solves a mystery in this thriller
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, mind bending
Plot: investigation, adoption, murder, house fire, spirituality, native american, death of mother, adopted son, amulet, family relations, society, orphan ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.1
 6K
The Place (2017)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The fates of an apparently random group of strangers who each come into contact with a mysterious figure who they believe possesses the power to grant any wish, in return for which they must carry out a task he assigns them.
Style: thought provoking, intellectual, philosophical, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: human nature, rape, multiple storylines, coffee, moral ambiguity, escapades, father son relationship, family relations, brutality, murder, crime gone awry, explosion ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Movie in collections
 8.1
 834K
The Sixth Sense (1999)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A psychological thriller about an eight year old boy named Cole Sear who believes he can see into the world of the dead. A child psychologist named Malcolm Crowe comes to Cole to help him deal with his problem, learning that he really can see ghosts ...
Style: psychological, surprise ending, twist ending, suspenseful, dramatic ...
Plot: supernatural, ghost, supernatural ability, afterlife, mystery, psychology, psychic, death, untimely death, fear, tragic event, doctors and patients ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.6
 117K
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, serious, mind bending, gothic ...
Plot: insanity, jealousy, murder, transformation, mystery, sexuality, prison, character change, dual identity, mistaken identity, danger, hallucination ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 4.3
 377
Extramarital (1998)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An aspiring writer gets involved in the investigation of her best friend after she is killed while having an affair.
Style: sexual, tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: investigation, murder, infidelity, journalism, who done it, uncover truth, love affair, dishonesty, couples, deadly, love triangle, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
The Spanish Prisoner (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An employee of a corporation with a lucrative secret process is tempted to betray it. But there's more to it than that.
Style: tense, suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: betrayal, invention, mystery, investigation, workplace intrigue, crimes, intrigue, stranger, agent, mastermind, cons and scams, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: venezuela, caribbean, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.7
 231K
Gone Baby Gone (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When 4 year old Amanda McCready disappears from her home and the police make little headway in solving the case, the girl's aunt, Beatrice McCready hires two private detectives, Patrick Kenzie and Angie Gennaro. The detectives freely admit that ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, tense, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: investigation, disappearance, kidnapping, tragic event, life is a bitch, private detective, crimes, conspiracy, missing child, peril, uncover truth, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Movie in collections
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Sweden, Norway
Duration: 158 min.
Story: This English-language adaptation of the Swedish novel by Stieg Larsson follows a disgraced journalist, Mikael Blomkvist, as he investigates the disappearance of a weary patriarch's niece from 40 years ago. He is aided by the pierced, tattooed, ...
Style: captivating, suspenseful, disturbing, serious, bleak ...
Plot: investigation, rape, sexual abuse, danger, missing person, crime, uncover truth, journalist, strong sexual content, partners, search, abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1960s, year 1966
Place: sweden, europe, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 3.6
 358
Assumed Killer (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Bernard Salzmann's thriller Assumed Killer tells the tale of a reporter investigating a serial killer. After she suffers an accident and becomes an amnesiac, she begins to suspect her husband may be the person responsible for the brutal slayings
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious
Plot: serial killer, memory loss, danger, deadly, amateur detective, murder, investigation, crimes, mystery, life is a bitch, uncover truth, media ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.3
 53K
True Story (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A drama centered around the relationship between journalist Michael Finkel and Christian Longo, an FBI Most Wanted List murderer who for years lived outside the U.S. under Finkel's name.
Style: psychological, captivating, serious, twists and turns, realistic ...
Plot: journalist, prison visit, prison, moral dilemma, criminal heroes, crimes, uncover truth, journalism, murder, under the surface, mistaken identity, unlikely partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.2
 167K
Fracture (2007)
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 ...
Style: psychological, suspense, enigmatic, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Plot: investigation, mind game, obsession, lawyer, manipulation, courtroom drama, perfect crime, legal investigation, attempted murder, rivalry, hotshot lawyer, adultery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.3
 7
Lapse (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Denmark
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Renee wakes up one morning in the middle of the desert with blood on her hands. She cannot remember why she is there, how she got there or with whom she came. Her quest to uncover forgotten events leads her on a journey of discovery where reality ...
Style: surreal, suspense, surprise ending, avant garde
Plot: dream, amnesia, delusion, infidelity, jealousy, desert, vengeance, tragedy, puzzle, shaman, confession, betrayal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Endangered Species (1982)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Thriller about a New York ex-cop and an attractive female sheriff who fall in love while investigating a string of mysterious cattle mutilations in a small Colorado town. Urich is great as Reuben Castle, the retired alcoholic police lieutenant out ...
Style: mind bending, rough, scary, tense, serious ...
Plot: investigation, small town, reporter, journalist, sheriff, blackmail, conspiracy, scientist, military, space and aliens, heroic mission, mystery ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, wyoming
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Blind Horizon (2003)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Left for dead in the remote Southwest, Frank is found clinging to life and in a state of amnesia. As he recovers, ominous memories begin to flash back...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, serious, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: assassination attempt, hitman, memory loss, amnesia, small town, race against time, danger, dishonesty, investigation, state affairs, life is a bitch, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%