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Upstream Color (2013)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A man and woman are drawn together, entangled in the lifecycle of an ageless organism. Identity becomes an illusion as they struggle to assemble the loose fragments of wrecked lives.
Style: surreal, psychological, stylized, atmospheric, offbeat, serious, clever, tense, mind bending, gloomy ...
Plot: hypnosis, love affair, romance, drugged, parasite, kidnapping, mystery, mind game, sadness, loss, dishonesty, cons and scams, haunted by the past, memory loss, crimes, love and romance, unfulfillment, identity crisis, mind control, tragic love, crime, brainwashing, paint, fired from a job, checkers ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, psychological, atmospheric and surreal films with plots about storytelling, existentialism, obsession, love and romance, life philosophy, loneliness and catastrophe mostly in Drama, Sci-Fi and Romance genres. Some movies like Upstream Color: I Origins (2014), Primer (2004), Solaris (2002), Creative Control (2015), The Fountain (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: atmospheric, mind bending, thought provoking, psychological, enigmatic ...
Plot: reincarnation, inventions and discoveries, afterlife, death, religion, cause and meaning, memory, science, atheism, loneliness, track down, buddhism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2005, year 2009, year 2012 ...
Place: india, usa, new york, asia, delhi
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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: clever, surreal, talky, psychological, twists and turns ...
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, inventions and discoveries, time machine, identity crisis, paradox, garage, mathematics, guilt, party, dishonesty, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
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 6.2
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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, surreal, psychological, stylized, serious ...
Plot: space travel, space station, space and aliens, astronaut, outer space, afterlife, back from the dead, dealing with death, romance, haunted by the past, hallucination, grief ...
Time: future
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100%
Creative Control (2015)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Smooth advertising executive David is in a relationship with yoga teacher Juliette. Then his eye is caught by Sophie, the girlfriend of his best friend Wim, a fashion photographer. Things get completely out of hand during a campaign for augmented ...
Style: offbeat, semi serious, atmospheric, clever, gloomy ...
Plot: virtual reality, obsession, love affair, inventions and discoveries, dishonesty, couples, buddies, infidelity, sexual relations, workplace situations, love and romance, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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
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The Fountain (2006)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Spanning over one thousand years, and three parallel stories, The Fountain is a story of love, death, spirituality, and the fragility of our existence in this world.
Style: melancholic, surreal, stylized, touching, atmospheric ...
Plot: immortality, loneliness, metaphysics, tragic love, reincarnation, couple relations, queen, death, cancer, tree, terminal illness, loss of loved one ...
Time: future, 16th century, 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe, latin america, central america, guatemala
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44%
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K-PAX (2001)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Prot is a patient at a mental hospital who claims to be from a far away Planet. His psychiatrist tries to help him, only to begin to doubt his own explanations.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, touching, sincere, clever ...
Plot: mysterious character, benign alien, psychiatrist, patient, mental institution, mysterious planet, hypnosis, research, odd, alien, hospital, science ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, future
Place: new york, usa, greenland, grand central station manhattan new york city, albuquerque new mexico ...
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43%
 5.9
 361
The Off Hours (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: You're awake when everyone else is asleep. You're standing still as traffic is whipping by at 70mph. You see dusk and dawn everyday because they happen on your way to a time clock and then to a bed. Your off hours are spent trying to ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, gloomy, sincere
Plot: small town, dull life, unfulfillment, introspection, fall in love, love affair, working class, hopes, love and romance, society, waitress, truck driver
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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The Face of Another (1966)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A businessman with a disfigured face obtains a lifelike mask from his doctor, but the mask starts altering his personality.
Style: serious, stylized, surreal, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: physical appearance, murder, incest, laboratory, japanese new wave, crimes, deadly, hidden identity, unlikely criminals, obsession, solitude, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Thomas Jerome Newton is an alien who comes to Earth to get water for his dying planet. He starts a high technology company to get the billions of dollars he needs to build a return spacecraft. A British science-fiction film from director Nicolas ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, stylized, sexual, serious ...
Plot: supernatural romance, space and aliens, drugs/alcohol, benign alien, cult, alien life-form, mysterious character, secret identity, alien, rise to the top, love affair, sexual relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new mexico
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38%
 8.1
 674K
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, surreal, interesting, offbeat ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: social misfits, insanity, supernatural ability, time travel, teenage life, society, teenage love, youth, death, vandalism, supernatural, hallucinations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, future
Place: virginia, usa
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37%
 6.8
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Comet (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When a chance encounter brings together the cynical Dell and the quick-witted Kimberly, the stage is set for a tempestuous love affair that unfolds like a puzzle. As the film zigzags back and forth in time-from a meteor shower in LA, to an encounter ...
Style: surreal, sentimental, semi serious, humorous, offbeat ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love affair, meteor shower, romance, unlikely couple, couple relations, love and romance, couples, parallel world, imaginary, cemetery, relationships, love story ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
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 6.5
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Extraction (2012)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Thomas Jacobs invents a way to watch people's memories from the inside. Going against his morals, he accepts an offer to enter a heroin addict's memories to literally see if he committed a crime. However,a malfunction causes his ...
Style: clever, serious, suspenseful, thought provoking, mind bending ...
Plot: memory, time loop, murder, drugs/alcohol, experiment gone awry, technology gone awry, danger, inventions and discoveries, disorder, supernatural, repression, mind control ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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36%
 7.1
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Melancholia (2011)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Denmark, Sweden, France, Germany
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Two sisters find their already strained relationship challenged as a mysterious new planet threatens to collide with Earth.
Style: atmospheric, bleak, psychological, serious, surreal ...
Plot: depression, human nature, apocalypse, collision, power outage, wedding reception, horse, nihilism, suicide, fear, estate, mysterious planet ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 8.1
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Stalker (1979)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 162 min.
Story: Near a gray and unnamed city is the Zone, a place guarded by barbed wire and soldiers, and where the normal laws of physics are victim to frequent anomalies. A Stalker guides two men into the Zone, specifically to an area in which deep seeded ...
Style: atmospheric, bleak, gloomy, stylized, art house ...
Plot: cause and meaning, wish come true, heaven and hell, future dystopia, alien, stalker, tunnel, psychic, scientist, russian, danger, soldier ...
Place: russia
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Thirteen Conversations About One Thing (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The lives of a lawyer, an actuary, a housecleaner, a professor, and the people around them intersect as they ponder order and happiness in the face of life's cold unpredictability.
Style: talky, bleak, psychological, gloomy, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: redemption, infidelity, false accusation, hit and run, insurance, human nature, couple relations, dishonesty, hopes, love and romance, couples, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, greece
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36%
Happy Here and Now (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When an unhappy young woman disappears, her worried sister desperately searches the internet for a clue to her missing sibling's whereabouts.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, suspenseful, mind bending ...
Plot: blues, investigation, mystery, neo noir, mind game, crime, haunted by the past, missing person, voyeurism, crimes, amateur detective, dangerous attraction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.5
 46K
2046 (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Hong Kong, China, France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Women enter and exit a science fiction author's life, over the course of a few years, after the author loses the woman he considers his one true love.
Style: futuristic, atmospheric, stylized, psychological, serious ...
Plot: womanizer, train, symbolism, writer's life, haunted by the past, romance, coincidence, old friend, break-up, love of one's life, illegal prostitution, regret ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 60s, 1960s, 2040s ...
Place: hong kong, china, singapore, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Daft Punk's Electroma (2006)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: France, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Follows the history of two robots, the members of Daft Punk, on their quest to become human.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, serious, stylized, offbeat
Plot: desert, small town, laboratory, on the road, a.i., music, androids and robots, rock, wilderness, fugitives, social misfits, future dystopia ...
Place: usa
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34%
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Missing Pieces (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A heartbroken man kidnaps two strangers in hopes they will fall in love.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: kidnapping, obsession, wilderness, confined, mentally unstable, obsessive quest, redemption, teenage love, captivity, breakup, crimes, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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The United States of Leland (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A withdrawn young man, Leland Fitzgerald is imprisoned for the murder of a mentally disabled boy, who also happened to be the brother of his girlfriend, Becky. As the community struggles to deal with the killing, Pearl Madison, a teacher at the ...
Style: bleak, talky, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, prison, dysfunctional family, theft, teacher, stabbing, robbery, jealousy, coming of age, romance, writer's life, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, california, phoenix arizona, italy
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Anna (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Spain, USA, UK, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A man with the ability to enter peoples' memories takes on the case of a brilliant, troubled sixteen-year-old girl to determine whether she is a sociopath or a victim of trauma.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious, mind bending ...
Plot: teenager, haunted by the past, manipulations, murder, dishonesty, mind game, uncover truth, crimes, life is a bitch, memory, manipulation, false memory ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, spain
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33%
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Urbania (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Charlie takes an odyssey through grief during a fall weekend in New York City. His encounters are planned and chance: with a homeless man who sleeps by his building, with a friend who's dying, with the couple who lives (and noisily loves) in ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: vengeance, urban legend, haunted by the past, urban, couples, gender, gays and lesbians, dangerous attraction, legends and myths, gay, city life, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Reconstruction (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Late one evening Alex suddenly abandons his girlfriend, Simone, to pursue the beautiful Aimee. In his encounter with Aimee time and place dissolve for him and he becomes a stranger to Simone, to whom he cannot return.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, clever, serious, realistic ...
Plot: love affair, hotel, destructive relationship, subway, love, romance, urban, life turned upside down, dishonesty, love and romance, unfulfillment, losing-it hero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, copenhagen denmark, tokyo
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Another Earth (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: On the night of the discovery of a duplicate Earth in the Solar system, an ambitious young student and an accomplished composer cross paths in a tragic accident.
Style: surreal, serious, psychological, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: parallel world, mysterious planet, tragedy, redemption, introspection, human existence, solar system, janitor, planet, guilt, ego, earth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, connecticut, yale university
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Real (2013)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Koichi and Atsumi are lovers who have known each other all their lives. A year ago, however, a suicide attempt by Atsumi left her in a coma. Through 'sensing', a type of neurosurgical procedure allowing contact with the intentional aspect ...
Style: surreal, serious, emotional, mind bending, gloomy ...
Audience: date night
Plot: pen, fog, coma, couple relations, true love, love and romance, haunted by the past, couples, waking up from a coma, inside the mind, childhood friends, manga ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Muriel, or The Time of Return (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A chamber drama about a widow and her son who live in an antique shop in Boulogne. The widow invites a man whom she loved twenty-two years earlier to visit. Her son is haunted by Muriel, a young woman whose death he may have caused while serving as ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, surreal, clever ...
Plot: dealing with death, introspection, mystery, haunted by the past, lovers reunited, unfulfillment, human nature, obsession, tragic love, homecoming, road not taken, injustice ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: france, europe, algeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Heart of Glass (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A small Bavarian village is renowned for its "Ruby Glass" glass blowing works. When the foreman of the works dies suddenly without revealing the secret of the Ruby Glass, the town slides into a deep depression, and the owner of the ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, serious, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: hypnosis, factory, curses spells and rituals, village, dream, murder, village life, surrealism, warning, mountain, existentialism, art ...
Time: 18th century
Place: tokyo
⇓ 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%
 5.8
 61K
The Forgotten (2004)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Telly Paretta is a grieving mother struggling to cope with the loss of her 8-year-old son. She is stunned when her psychiatrist reveals that she has created eight years of memories about a son she never had. But when she meets a man who has had a ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, mind bending ...
Plot: missing child, memory loss, mind game, memory, estrangement, psychiatrist, life is a bitch, law enforcement, government agency, chase, erased memory, sexual tension ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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